Win A Copy of Phantom on DVD

by Martyn Conterio 21 August 2013

To celebrate the release of the suspenseful submarine thriller ‘Phantom’ – out on DVD and Blu-ray 19th August 2013 – we have a copy to give away to one lucky winner!

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In Review: The Fall of the House of Usher (1960) on Blu-ray

by Martyn Conterio 21 August 2013

Roger Corman’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher is a strikingly Freudian horror film. The legendary merchant of trash might have a reputation as a pedestrian director, but his canny (or is that ‘uncanny’) use of psychological angst and nightmare, derived from the subtext of Poe’s short story and […]

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Win A Lovelace Poster Signed By Amanda Seyfried

by Martyn Conterio 20 August 2013

To celebrate this Friday’s release of LOVELACE, we’ve got a poster signed by the film’s star, AMANDA SEYFRIED, and a copy of Linda Lovelace’s memoir Ordeal to give away as a runner-up prize!

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FrightFest 2013 Interview: Kate Shenton, Director of On Tender Hooks

by Martyn Conterio 20 August 2013

Filmmaker Kate Shenton’s documentary feature, On Tender Hooks, peers into subculture and world of body suspension and body modification. It is an intense work with a bold, non-judgemental slant. New Empress met up with the director in central London very recently to discuss her film. On Tender Hooks screens at Film4 FrightFest on Saturday 24th […]

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In Interview: Alan Jones on Film4 FrightFest 2013

by Helen Cox 19 August 2013

The Film4 FrightFest kicks off at the end of this week and consequently we caught up with the co-founder and director of FrightFest, Alan Jones. Organising and coordinating such an event is no easy task and in our latest video blog, Jones talks openly about how he has worked hard to make this the strongest […]

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Classics and New Titles Premiere on Horror Channel in September

by Martyn Conterio 19 August 2013

Horror Channel often mix the old with the new. In the month of September, there are several movies that we urge you to check out! Although maligned upon release (even the director isn’t fond of it due to interference from producers) is Ti West’s very underrated Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever. A compromised work, sure, […]

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In Review: Lovelace

by Daniel Goodwin 16 August 2013

Unfairly compared with Boogie Nights (1997), directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s foray into the life of Linda Lovelace does share similarities in that it is set in the same era and industry but this is an entirely different beast altogether. Lovelace (the movie) is a more tightly focused study, following Linda on her path […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: John Carpenter’s Elvis (1979)

by Helen Cox 15 August 2013

A whole host of bio-pics are being released in the next 12 months from P. L. Travers to Princess Diana, but there is one person no big budget studio has ever come close to capturing. Why has there never been a big budget bio-pic of Elvis Presley? Mark Searby ponders this in our latest video […]

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In Review: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

by Daniel Goodwin 15 August 2013

For a little known director with only a handful of productions under his belt, David Lowery struck a chord at the Sundance Film Festival this year with his astounding second feature Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: a subdued, 70s and Texas set drama that is low in budget but epic in scale.

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Film4 FrightFest 2013: A Preview Guide

by Martyn Conterio 14 August 2013

Film4 FrightFest runs from 22nd – 26th August. It’s five glorious days of horror movie heaven. Movie maestro Guillermo del Toro labelled the event as the “Woodstock of Gore”. This year sees the festival get super ambitious with more titles than ever before (there’s 51) and the addition of an extra screen and repeat showings […]

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In Review: You’re Next

by Alan Simmons 13 August 2013

You’re Next is horror movie perfection. Directed by Adam Wingard (V/H/S, A Horrible Way to Die) and knocking about on the festival circuit since 2011, it’s earned a huge amount of positive buzz and there’s a very good reason for that – it’s flipping excellent.

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