Making its World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival and garnering rave reviews at other major festivals, Iain Ross-McNamee’s gothic chiller Crucible of the Vampire is set to arrives in UK cinemas on 1 February 2019, followed by its home entertainment release on 4 February 2019 in dual format DVD and Blu-ray and on digital platforms courtesy of Screenbound Entertainment.
Starring British acting favourite Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty, Men Behaving Badly), alongside rising stars Katie Goldfinch and Florence Cady, this brooding vampire tale gives a strong nod to classic British horror greats and the genre defining Hammer Horror films.
A young museum curator Isabelle (Katie Goldfinch) is sent to look at an ancient artefact, discovered in the basement of a stately home in Shropshire. Welcomed into the sprawling manor house by a seemingly hospitable family; Karl (Larry Rew), his wife Evelyn (Babette Barat) and their beautiful daughter Scarlet (Florence Cady), but all is not what it seems, as a dark and terrifying secret hangs over them.
When Isabelle discovers the truth within the mansion’s foreboding walls, can she escape the clutches of its malevolent occupants? This immortal tale, which moves from the English Civil War to the present day, is smart, stylish, sexy and as sharp as vampire’s teeth.
To enter this competition just send an email to email@example.com with ‘Crucible of the Vampire’ in the subject line. Please include your name and address in the email. Competition open to Ireland and UK residents and closes on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 5pm.
CREED, the instant Rocky classic from 2015 is back for a second round in CREED II in which Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone reprise their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa. CREED II is in cinemas November 30th. To celebrate Warner Bros. Pictures have teamed up Horrorthon to give you the chance to see the film ahead of it’s release at a Special Preview screening on the 28th of November at Light House Cinema at 6.30pm.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Creed II stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, reprising their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa, respectively.Creed II is the continuation of the Rocky saga and sequel to the 2015 critically acclaimed and crowd-pleasing 2015 hit Creed, which took in more than $170 million at the worldwide box office. Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), who directed the first film, returns to the franchise as an executive producer on Creed II. The new film is directed by Steven Caple Jr., who helmed the critically hailed 2016 drama The Land.
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.
The film also stars Tessa Thompson as Bianca, Wood Harris as Tony “Little Duke” Burton, Russell Hornsby as Buddy Marcelle, with Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne, and Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago. Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu portrays Viktor Drago.
Steven Caple Jr. directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor and Sylvester Stallone; story by Sascha Penn and Cheo Hodari Coker. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton, and Sylvester Stallone. Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan and Guy Riedel are the executive producers.
Collaborating with Caple Jr. is a creative team led by director of photography Kramer Morgenthau, production designer Franco-Giacomocarbone; editors Dana E. Glauberman, Saira Haider and Paul Harb; composer Ludwig Göransson; music supervisors Fam Udeorji & Jen Malone; executive music producer Mike Will Made-It; costume designer Lizz Wolf, visual effects supervisor Crystal Dowd and co-producer Udi Nedivi. Casting was by Mary Vernieu and Lindsay Graham. Filming took place primarily in Philadelphia with additional locations in New Mexico.
Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler, was released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema in November 2015 and went on to garner many honors for Stallone, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
To enter simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘CREED II’ in the subject line. Competition closes Sunday 24th November at 5pm.
CREED II (Cert 12A) will be released in Irish cinemas on November 30th
IFI Horrorthon is back from October 25th to 29th 2018 with it’s usual mix of bloody madness and mayhem! Packed with Irish premieres and special guests, 2018’s festival is going to be one to remember! Tickets sold individually, with multi-film and day passes available directly from the IFI Box Office.
Thursday, October 25th
19.00 Overlord (Opening Film)
21.15 What Keeps You Alive
23.15 All The Creatures Were Stirring
23.15 Camp Cold Brook
Friday, October 26th
13.00 The Cleaning Lady
18.20 The Devil’s Doorway with Director – Aislinn Clarke
20.20 Nightmare Cinema with Director Mick Garris
23.00 Double Bill: Critters 2 / The Fly II
23.10 Double Bill: The Axiom / Living Space
23.20 Double Bill: Road to Hell / The Tokoloshe
Saturday, October 27th
13.00 Horror Express with Author John Connelly
15.00 Wolfman’s Got Nards
18.50 Secret Santa with Director Adam Marcus & Cast
20.45 Anna and the Apocalypse
22.50 Book of Monsters with Producer Paul Butler & Cast
23.00 Lady Frankenstein
Sunday, October 28th
13.00 Sir Christopher Frayling – On Frankenstein plus Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell
16.00 St. Agatha
18.05 Surprise Film
20.20 Suspiria (2018)
23.00 The Dark
23.10 Killers Within with Directors Paul Bushe & Brian O’Neill
23.20 Sleepwalkers with Director Mick Garris
Monday, October 29th
12.00 Short Film Showcase
19.20 Await Further Instructions
21.10 One Cut Of The Dead (Closing Film)
Everyone who has ever walked a corridor on the way to the Principal’s office on a dark winter afternoon will shiver in anticipation of THE NUN, the tense, gripping horror taking us back to the origins of The Conjuring from master of the genre James Wan. To celebrate the release of THE NUN in Irish cinemas on September 7th, Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema have teamed up with Horrorthon to give you a chance to be terrified at a special screening on the 5th of September in the Light House Cinema at 7pm.
Filmmaker James Wan, director of the record-setting horror hits “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2,” explores another dark corner of that universe with “The Nun.” Directed by Corin Hardy (“The Hallow”), the new fright-fest is produced by Wan and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films in “The Conjuring” franchise.
When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorised audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
“The Nun” stars Oscar nominated Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”) as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet (“Elle”) as local villager Frenchie.
The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as the abbey’s Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu (“Toni Erdmann”) as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her “Conjuring 2” role as the title character.
Hardy directs “The Nun” from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (“It”), story by James Wan & Gary Dauberman. Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams are the executive producers.
Joining Hardy behind the scenes are director of photography Maxime Alexandre (“The Voices,” “Annabelle: Creation”), production designer Jennifer Spence (“Annabelle: Creation,” “Lights Out,” the “Insidious” films), editors Michel Aller (“Lights Out,” “Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension”) and Ken Blackwell ( “Ouija” “Friday the 13th”), and costume designer Sharon Gilham (TV’s “Black Mirror”). The music is by Abel Korzeniowski (“Nocturnal Animals”).
New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, “The Nun.” Opening in theatres beginning September 7, 2018, thefilm will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
To enter simply send an email to email@example.com with the answer to the following question in the subject line:
The NUN is produced by this master of the genre and director of the record-setting horror hits “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2” Name the director.
Competition closes Friday 31st August.
THE NUN (Cert 16), is in Irish cinemas on September 7th
Win tickets to a special preview screening of THE SECRET OF MARROWBONE.
Sergio G. Sánchez’s new horror and anticipated directorial debut, THE SECRET OF MARROWBONE opens in Irish cinemas on Friday 13th July. Horrorthon have exclusive tickets to give away to a special preview screening of the film on Monday 9th July.
After their mother’s death, Jack (20) and his siblings, struggle to survive on their own, hiding from the world and with no other place to go, when a threatening presence begins to haunt the old house.
Starring George MacKay (Captain Fantastic), Anya Taylor-Joy (Split), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness) and Matthew Stagg, THE SECRET OF MARROWBONE opens in Irish cinemas Friday 13th July.
To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to this special preview screening of THE SECRET OF MARROWBONE on Monday July 9th at a Dublin City Centre location simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number by Sunday 8th July at 5pm.
Eureka Entertainment to release RE:BORN, a breath-taking, no-frills martial arts film featuring fast, furious and expertly choreographed fight sequences and starring Tak ∴ (formerly Tak Sakaguchi), for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 12 March 2018.
Toshiro (Tak ∴, formerly Tak Sakaguchi, Versus), a former special forces operative, now lives a quiet life in the Japanese countryside. Despite his seemingly peaceful existence, Toshiro struggles to contain the destructive impulses that once made him the top soldier in an elite unit of killers. When his former commanding officer, the enigmatic Phantom (Akio Ôtsuka), comes out of the shadows seeking revenge, Toshiro goes on a kill-crazy rampage against a squad of ruthless assassins.
Utilising an unorthodox form of close-quarters combat (referred to by the director and lead actor as “Zero Range Combat”) Re:Born features some of the most stunningly choreographed martial-arts fight sequences in recent years, and Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray and DVD.
First-time director Derek Nguyen makes a captivating debut with The Housemaid [Cô Haû Gaí], a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread.
Linh is a docile and hardworking poor orphaned girl who comes to Sa Cat seeking a housemaid job. Sebastien Laurent is a French captain and owner of the Sa Cat rubber plantation. For years, the massive mansion is rumoured to have ghosts, particularly those of Camille – Sebastien’s late wife—and the mistreated plantation workers. Once Linh comes to Sa Cat, she begins to hear strange sounds, have frightening dreams, and witness bizarre occurrences. After some time, Linh and Captain Laurent become close to each other and develop a romance. However, their love soon awakens the vengeful souls of Sa Cat plantation.
With its sumptuous visuals and memorable scares, The Housemaid is a bold update of the gothic-horror genre, and Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film in its UK debut as part of Montage Pictures.
THE HOUSEMAID, a refreshing update of the gothic-horror genre, will be released in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition on 19 February 2018, and is available to order here http://amzn.to/2rRrXRL
Horrorthon has 3 copies to give away. To enter simply send an email to email@example.com with the answer to the following question in the subject line: Who directed The Housemaid? Please include your name and address. Competition closes Friday 16th February.
Featuring an all-star cast lead by Patrick Stewart alongside Neve Campbell, Joan Sims, Donald Sinden and Cherie Lunghi comes a magical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic tale The Canterville Ghost, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut and DVD release thanks to Second Sight Films.
Fearing a life of boredom when her family relocates from America to a sprawling English stately home, teenager Ginny Otis (Campbell) is in for quite a surprise. Strange goings-on are soon explained when she encounters the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville (Stewart), who can only be seen by Ginny and her brothers. An understandably grouchy ghost at first, Ginny learns his sorrowful tale and vows to help him lift the curse that will keep him haunting the corridors of Canterville Hall forever.
New interview with director Syd Macartney
New interview with producer Robert Benedetti
Title: The Canterville Ghost DVD Release Date: 23 October 2017
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