After over a year of waiting, we were finally given a fresh look at Matt Reeves’ The Batman thanks to the DC Fandom Event. Starring Robert Pattinson as the Billionaire Bruce Wayne and his crime-fighting alter ego, The Batman. The first teaser gave us a hard-edged taste of what to expect, and this new promo doubles down on that and gives us plenty of fresh footage to jam into our eye-brains.
From the Se7en alike grim depiction of a city being consumed by crime and evil, Gotham City has never looked quite like this before. Which is kind of a good way to cut through to DC fans about another new take on Batman; we’ve seen plenty of Batman movies from Adam West’s beloved original to Christopher Nolan’s more ground trilogy. We’ve seen Batman on the big screen, but not like this, and I’m here for it 100%.
Robert Pattinson won’t be the only Batman on the big screen next year with two versions of Batman past featuring in The Flash. Adapting parts of the Flashpoint story, both Ben Affleck and Michael Flipping Keaton will be reprising their respective Batman (Batmen?). Check out the trailers below.
The Batman is released on March 4, 2022, and The Flash arrives later in the year on November 4.
The first trailer for the Disney+ reimagining of Home Alone has arrived, and based on this promo; it has all the energy of the straight to DVD Home Alone 4: Taking Back The House with the budget of Home Alone 2 Lost In New York.
Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates takes on the leading role as Max Mercer, a 10-year old boy who (you guessed it) gets left Home Alone at Christmas while a pair of clumsy thieves (played by Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney) attempt to break into the family home. Thankfully, young Archie has been schooled in the art of making dangerous boobytraps around the house and making a snooker ball powered launcher out of household items.
Macaulay Culkin and Devin Ratray (Buzz) make cameos as their respective original characters, with the rest of the cast being rounded out by Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Pete Holmes, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell. I have a lot of nostalgic love for the first two Home Alone movies; the subsequent three sequels range from unfunny to cringeworthy levels of unwatchable. Home Sweet Home Alone might turn out better than the trailer suggests, but based on this, I’ll stick with the original and its sequel.
Home Sweet Home Alone arrives on Disney+ on Disney+ Day, which, if you didn’t already know, is on November 12.
Max Mercer is a 10-year-old boy who is grounded and left home alone for the holidays when his family goes on a trip to Japan. Now he must work to defend his home from a married couple who arrives there to steal a priceless heirloom.
The first trailer for the long-awaited fifth entry in the Scream franchise has arrived. A decade after the last instalment, the simply titled Scream sees a new generation of teenagers in Woodsboro become aggressively surveyed about their favourite scary movies. David Arquette, Neve Campbell, and Courteney Cox reprise their iconic roles once again, with Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett taking over from the late great Wes Craven.
The first trailer spares no expense in the corn syrup department, with this new sequel upping the blood factor. There is also a lack of readily available pop-culture references that made the original movie the postmodern classic it is today. It wouldn’t be a Scream movie without the voice of Roger L. Jackson as Ghost Face, who is making his fifth vocal appearance in the franchise.
Also starring Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Dylan Minnette, Mikey Madison, Sonia Ben Ammar, and Kyle Gallner. Scream arrives exclusively in cinemas in Januray.
Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past. #NeveCampbell (“Sidney Prescott”), Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) and David Arquette (“Dewey Riley”) return to their iconic roles in Scream alongside Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sonia Ammar.
If you thought the end of the Resident Evil franchise died with the sixth movie, you’re wrong, dead wrong. In addition to the animated Netflix series, the forthcoming live-action Netflix series, there is one Resident Evil thing coming soon that isn’t on Netflix, and that’s Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. Don’t let the Welcome part of the title fool you; Raccoon City isn’t the kind of place you’d want to go on holiday, as wouldn’t you know it, the place is heaving with zombies.
20 years have gone by since the first Resident Evil movie hit cinemas, and the reboot kinda looks like more of the same at a first glance. However, this does feel more like the original game with the creepy AF moments, the creature designs, and nightmarish hallways to explore. I love the game series, nothing will ever be as scary as playing the original game in my bedroom with the lights off. Sure, there were perhaps more exciting things a teenager could do in that situation, but Resident Evil was my go-to game. Directed by Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Prey at Night, both 47 Meters Down films), the first trailer for the movie has arrived, which you can watch below with your eyes. Could a watchable live-action Resident Evil movie be within our reach?
Returning to the origins of the massively popular RESIDENT EVIL franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland … with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
Starring Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, and Neal McDonough.Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is released on November 24, 2021.
If you think Chucky from Child’s Play and Annabelle are scary – well, it’s time you met their Italian predecessors, a pair of very creepy dolls that play key roles in the classic Giallo Deep Red, from Dario Argento, the maestro of the macabre. This pair are so frightening, they’d make Billy from Saw turn his trike around and pedal in the opposite direction! To celebrate the release of the film on a splendid 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition from Arrow Video, here’s a look at some of the scariest dolls in cinema – as, let’s face it, there is nothing quite so chilling as an innocent kid’s toy turned evil!
The franchise-starting, audience-terrifying Annabelle makes one thing perfectly clear: whatever you do, don’t fill your house with vintage porcelain dolls. Especially not one that has already appeared in the extremely scary film The Conjuring! They won’t just sit there looking pretty and decorative – no, they’ll come to life and raise hell.
Arguably the scariest ‘something lurking under the bed’ moment comes in Tobe Hooper’s horror classic, where young Robbie’s seemingly harmless clown doll becomes the thing of nightmares, thanks to the malevolent ghosts haunting the house his family have just moved into. A fear of clowns is called “coulrophobia”. But what’s a fear of clown dolls called?
DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)
Probably the most famous segment of this Ealing horror anthology film features Michael Redgrave as a ventriloquist called Maxwell, slowly being driven mad by his frightfully well-spoken, dinner-jacketed, ‘almost human’ doll Hugo.
Another tale of a ventriloquist doll taking control of its owner, in Richard Attenborough’s brilliant chiller, starring Anthony Hopkins as the superstar ventriloquist who is losing his grip on reality, while Fats, his doll, starts to put murderous thoughts into his mind. Gottle of fear indeed!
TRILOGY OF TERROR (1975)
Proving once again that scary little dolls give the biggest frights, the most memorable segment of this popular horror anthology (directed by Dan Curtis) features Karen Black being terrorised by a Zuni hunting doll possessed by an evil spirit, that she picked up in a junk shop. Okay, so it is small, but it has teeth, and a spear, and it knows how to kill.
CHILD’S PLAY (2019)
In this re-imagining of the 1988 horror film, a single mother (Aubrey Plaza), gives her son a doll imbued with Artificial Intelligence, making it the ultimate kid’s companion. Unfortunately, this particular doll, Chucky, has a sinister side, which, combined with AI, is a recipe for disaster!
DEVIL DOLL (1964)
The ventriloquist doll – called Hugo, perhaps in a nod to Dead of Night – in Lindsay Shonteff’s superb cult chiller not only talks of its own accord – it also walks and kills! Let’s be honest, a doll just moving its lips awkwardly and not being able to pronounce words very well would suffice!
Of course, no list of evil dolls in films would be complete without mention of Billy the Puppet, from the Saw series. A distinctive ventriloquist doll, with red spirals on his cheeks and long black hair, Billy rides a trike and has a spine-chilling cackle. His first appearance in the 2004 film suggests the filmmakers might have been influenced by the doll in Argento’s Deep Red. Billy became so popular he spawned his own merchandise range – although, would you really want a Billy doll lurking around the house?
DEEP RED (1975)
In Dario Argento’s masterpiece, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. He takes on the role of amateur sleuth, to try and find out who the killer is before they strike again. But strike they do, in the most macabre fashion. The scene involving a mad puppet coming out of cupboard ranks as one of Argento’s most chilling and nightmarish – watch if you dare! And the less said about the doll hanging in a noose, the better….
DEEP RED is released by Arrow Video on Limited Edition 4K UHD, and ARTE ORIGINALE Limited Edition 4K UHD on 25th October. DEEP RED is also streaming on ARROW now.
To celebrate the DVD release of The Attitude Era WrestleMania Collection we are giving away a copy of this fantastic collection.
Four of the greatest ever WrestleMania Events join forces in this five-disc box set – WrestleManias 14, 14, 16, & 17! These are the WrestleMania events that defined the legendary Attitude Era!
Featuring some of the biggest matches and moments from Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, Triple H, The Hardy Boyz, Trish Stratus, and many more classic Superstars, this incredible box set is not to be missed!
The Attitude Era WrestleMania Collection is available to buy now – get your copy at www.wwedvd.co.uk
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“IN THEIR WORLD, ADULTS ARE NOT ALLOWED… TO LIVE.” So runs the chilling tagline for the 1984 cult classic horror CHILDREN OF THE CORN, based on the short story by horror maestro Stephen King. Set in an agricultural town in Nebraska, the film tells the story of 12-year-old Isaac, a real little charmer who indoctrinates the local children into a religious cult that slaughters anyone over 18! The film, which cost under $1million to make, was a smash hit and spawned a horror franchise. To celebrate the release of a lavish Arrow Limited Edition box set of the trilogy, including the original film in Ultra High Definition, here’s a round-up of some other horror films featuring problematic pint-sizers which you won’t want to turn your back on for a moment…
Village of the Damned (1960)
Based on the famous sci-fi novel by John Wyndham, The Midwich Cuckoos, this is the mother of all killer kids films, featuring a group of blonde-haired, highly intelligent little-uns whose eyes glow mysteriously, who were all born on the same day after a mysterious incident in the village some months earlier. Are they aliens? – they’re certainly not very friendly.
Bloody Birthday (1981)
Any parent will tell you, kids’ birthday parties can be murder. Except in this instance such a party really is. Seemingly inspired by The Midwich Cuckoos, here three kids born during an eclipse go on a killing spree on their birthdays ten years later. Hell of a mess to clean up afterwards.
The Bad Seed (1956)
Based on the superb book by William March, Mervyn LeRoy’s black and white classic is a timeless tale of tyke terror. Rhoda (played by Patty McCormack), seems like such a sweet kid, with her precocious ways and her cute pigtails. But you don’t want to get on the wrong side of her, as Leroy the janitor finds out, the hard way.
Who Can Kill A Child? (1978)
A young couple on holiday find themselves on what appears to be a rather quaint picturesque Spanish island in this disturbing and highly-effective Euro-thriller. The island seems to be deserted of grown-ups – there are only children lurking around. Looking for an adult, the husband hears a group of kids involved in what seems to be fun and games. When he sees what’s really happening, well, let’s just say he might want a refund from his travel agent.
Devil Times Five (1974)
A truly thrilling American horror gem, with quite a cult following that includes Quentin Tarantino as a fan, this really is a peculiar and brilliant one-off featuring a group of deranged kids killing off adults staying at a snowy lodge in the mountains. This film’s got everything, except a happy ending.
The Child (1977)
An 11-year-old-girl, Rosalie, likes to hang around in the nearby cemetery in this schlock horror favourite, where she has befriended a load of zombies to do her bidding. That bidding involves taking revenge on the people who she deems responsible for her mother’s death. Some kids eh!
The Children (1980)
“It’s time you believed in a new kind of horror… the horror of THE CHILDREN”. Thus intones the creepy voiceover on the trailer for nasty slice of exploitation excellence, in which a leak at a nuclear power plant infects a busload of kids, turning them into a pack of murderous zombies. The giveaway that a child has been infected – their fingernails turn black, they start making strange noises, and they want to kill you.
Strange Behaviour (1981)
This nifty little shocker is just your everyday story of a mad psychologist paying kids to take part in clinical trials that happen to turn them into psychopathic killers. Co-written by Bill Condon, who would go on to win an Oscar for his script for 1999’s Gods and Monsters, the film features a showdown between a pump-action-toting dad and his deranged son. Which goes to show, if your kids say they can earn a hundred bucks after school, be afraid, be very afraid.
Children of the Corn Trilogy (1984-1995)
The Children of the Corn trilogy is what might be described as a bumper crop of wicked kids… in the cult classic original, a young couple (Linda Hamilton and Peter Horton) find themselves stranded in the small town of Gatlin, Nebraska where they meet a religious cult of children led by the mysterious Isaac and the unhinged Malachi and learn the blood-curdling secrets of “He Who Walks Behind the Rows”. Meanwhile in Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice, the well meaning locals of nearby Hemingford adopt the children who survived the original terror… well, you reap what you sow! In Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest two orphaned boys from Gatlin are taken into foster care in Chicago. Big mistake – “He Who Walks Behind the Rows” begins to walk again…
Children of the Corn Trilogy is released on Limited Edition Blu-ray Boxset + Children of the Corn on UHD on 27th September.
The future is here and it’s out of control in the dazzling sci-fi thriller OVERRIDE starring Luke Goss – released 6th September on DVD and Digital.
To celebrate the new release, we are giving away a DVD!
The legendary Luke Goss (Hellboy 2) stars alongside Superman himself Dean Cain, and Jess Impiazzi (The Seven, Dangerous Game) in OVERRIDE, a terrifically entertaining, smartly plotted mix of Ex Machina and I, Robot, about a futuristic reality show using an alluring female android that goes badly wrong.
Stylishly filmed, with sleek effects and a pulsing soundtrack, and a terrific performance from Impiazzi as a seriously sultry ‘perfect wife’ – the ‘Reality Interface Android’ (R.I.A) who goes off the rails, the film wouldn’t look out of place as a slick and sexy feature-length Black Mirror episode.
As well as pop-idol-turned-prolific-action-star Goss, the film also features much-loved 80s pop star Sinitta and Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt; as well Charlie Clapham (Hollyoaks, Kick Ass 2), Dean Cain (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Leon Ockenden (Coronation Street, Mr Selfridge), and Amar Adatia (Jags from EastEnders), who also produced the film.
Packed with action, dark satire and twists, and crammed with quirky details of what the world might look like in twenty years’ time, OVERRIDE joins the ranks of recent dystopian techno thrillers like Upgrade as a wild ride into a future world gone awry.
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