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HorrorShow VOD Site Joins Forces With Shortcuts To Hell 2 Competition

by Martyn Conterio 23 June 2014

We’ve already told you about the hella cool film-making competition that is Shortcuts To Hell II. But today it’s been announced that VOD (that means ‘Video on Demand’) outlet, The Horror Show, which specalises in horror and fantasy flicks that maybe aren’t available elsewhere, have joined forces with Wildseed Studios, Film4 FrightFest, Movie Mogul and […]

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Adam Wingard’s The Guest To Open Film4 FrightFest

by Martyn Conterio 20 June 2014

Hear ye, hear ye! Film4 FrightFest 2014 will be kicking off five days of horror and genre cinema appreciation with Adam Wingard’s The Guest. The director of A Horrible Way To Die and You’re Next is a fast-rising talent in the movie world. As with his previous movies, The Guest has been penned by Simon […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: Porky’s (1982)

by Maryann O'Connor 12 June 2014

Here are some musings on ‘the worst film of 1982′. Love it or loathe it, Porky’s made an impact. More New Empress Video Blog things

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Director Simon Rumley Joins Shortcuts To Hell 2 Competition Panel

by Martyn Conterio 9 June 2014

Last month we gave you the lowdown on the return of the film-making competition: Shortcuts To Hell. Joining the jury panel with Total Film’s acting editor Rosie Fletcher, Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth, Film4 FrightFest’s Paul McEvoy, Wildseed Studio’s Jesse Cleverly and Movie Mogul dude John Shackleton, is lauded director Simon Rumley (The Living and […]

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Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 Release News

by Martyn Conterio 23 May 2014

Horror fans will certainly be looking forward to Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2, a follow-up to the excellent documentary Moral Panic, Video Nasties and Videotape, which formed Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide. To celebrate the forthcoming release – and mark the 30th anniversary of the Video Recordings Act 1984 – Film4 FrightFest will […]

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Horror Masterpiece Livid To Make UK TV Premiere on Horror Channel

by Martyn Conterio 19 May 2014

Once in a while, a horror movie comes along that you properly fall in love with. Like, head-over-heels-let’s-get-married-immediately kind of love. Epic and true love! Livid is such a movie that made this critic swoon and turned blind opinion into what felt like axiomatic truth. The second feature film by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo […]

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Shortcuts To Hell Competition Returns

by Martyn Conterio 14 May 2014

Horror Channel, FrightFest and Movie Mogul have teamed up again, with new partner Wildseed Studios to run once more, with feeling their Shortcuts To Hell competition. The winning entrant will have their movie made by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios ‘with a minimum cash production fund of £20,000′. Not too shabby. The movie will also […]

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News: Film Festival Seeks Backers

by Maryann O'Connor 24 April 2014

All those big film festivals seem a bit far away and untouchable, don’t they? Film critics waffling on about the latest ooh-you-simply-must-sees at Cannes, Venezia, Sundance…films that you will likely never see hide nor hair of. There is a more accessible and just as exciting international film festival right down on our grit in your […]

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The New Empress Magazine Video Blog: James Dean, A Legend Restored

by Maryann O'Connor 17 April 2014

James Dean, yeah? Yeah. The man, the legend, returns to cinema screens this week, so Mark Searby has taken the time to refresh our memory on exactly who the legend was. We love a rumour of indiscriminate public urination. Over to you, Mark… More of our video blog shizzle can be found here

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Birds Eye View Film Festival 2014

by Maryann O'Connor 7 April 2014

“Birds Eye View showcases and explores the outstanding contribution of Women Film Practitioners to Cinema”. And that is what the film festival (8 -13 April 2014) does, in the words of its creators

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5th Annual Rendez-vous with French Cinema 2014

by Maryann O'Connor 3 April 2014

This year’s Rendez-vous with French Cinema pays tribute to a legend of French Cinema, Alain Resnais, bringing a restored version of his 1959 New Wave classic Hiroshima mon amour (starring Emmanuelle Riva) and many other delights to a whole bunch of lovely cinemas in the UK between 23 and 30 April.

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