House of Salem (2016)

Just so we don’t get off on the wrong foot House of Salem, which is released on DVD and digital  Monday 1 October is a British occult horror film directed and written by James Crow, not to be confused with American flicks like Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem (2012). Disturbed youngster Josh (Liam Kelly)…

Bella in the Wych Elm (Short)

Tom Lee Rutter’s Bella in the Wych Elm is an intriguing docudrama based upon the case of a decomposed female corpse discovered in 1943 by some boys out poaching in Hagley Wood in the English Midlands. The corpse had been stuffed into the hollow trunk of the tree and according to the now lost police…

Hell’s Bells

With today being the first of May I came across this little gem from Wandering Tiger, featuring one of England’s quirky folk traditions. Written and directed by Luke Jeffery and produced by Charlie Coldfield (who also plays the role of  deprogrammer Howard Webb) and Jocelyn Chandler Hawkins, Hell’s Bells also features Magda Cassidy as Rosie…

Crucible of the Vampire (2018)

Crucible of the Vampire is the second film as director by Iain Ross-McNamee who helmed one of our favourite films of 2015 The Singing Bird Will Come. Where The Singing Bird Will Come trod the line between psychological thriller and supernatural chiller Crucible of the Vampire is more of an old school British Gothic that…

Dogged (2017)

We really liked Richard Rowntree’s folk horror short Dogged and have been looking forward to his feature-length version of the film for some time now. The good news is that the movie is now completed and will soon be performing on the festival circuit. Richard was also very keen for us to take a look,…

The Black Gloves – Kickstarter

The Owlman is back! Yes the star of Lawrie Brewster and Sara Daly’s Lord of Tears is not only coming back to haunt the silver screen, but he’s going back in time to scare the blue lights out of the 1940s, but in glorious Film Noir monochrome of course. Now the folks at Hex Media…

Amen Island (2011) AKA Unhappy Birthday

Birthdays are hard aren’t they? What do you get for that special person in your life after so many years together?   Rick (David Paisley) has a surprise lined up for his girlfriend Sadie (Christina de Vallee) for celebrating her birthday as soon as they reach their secret destination. You see Sadie was adopted and…

Baobhan Sith (White Fairy) (2017)

Back in October 2015 we talked to director David Hutchison about his forthcoming Celtic horror feature Baobhan Sith (pronounced Bavanshee you Sassenach bystanders) (White Fairy) which was then soon to start the festival rounds. The great news is that Baobhan Sith (White Fairy) is now available to stream from Amazon and it’s a lot of…

The Unkindness of Ravens 2016

We have been very excited about Lord of Tears director Lawrie Brewster’s latest movie The Unkindness of Ravens for some time, finally the postman has slipped our copy under the dungeon door. We weren’t disappointed by the tale of Afghanistan veteran Andrew who, in an isolated cottage in the Scottish Highlands faces up to the…