Rakuten TV’s Horror Releases This Hallowe’en

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Rakuten TV LogoRakuten TV have announced their range of Horror Movies this Halloween! Titles include frightful fan favourites including The Blair Witch Project28 Days Later and The Cabin In The Woods in addition to the recent scares like The BabadookRingsLet Me In and The Forest.  The promotion runs from 23rd of October to the 11th of November inclusive. All will be available on Rakuten’s TV Video on Demand service, which can be accessed through all Smart TV’s, tablets, PC’s and consoles.

Halloween Movies Available include:

  • 28 Days Later
  • American Psycho
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Blair Witch
  • Cloverfield
  • Devil’s Due
  • Drag Me To Hell
  • Friday The 13th (2009)
  • Let Me In
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Paranormal Activity Ghost Dimension
  • Poltergeist (2015)
  • Rings
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • The Babadook
  • The Cabin In The Woods
  • The Forest
  • The Quiet Ones
  • The Void
  • Triangle
  • World War Z

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Hammer House of Horror On Blu Ray In Time for Halloween.

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Hammer House of Horror Standard Sleeve
The 1960s and 1970s saw they hey day for Hammer Horror movies, but come the 1980s the shift to TV happened. 1980 saw the Hammer House Of Horror hit screens. It is a horror anthology series of 13 episodes in just one series. Each episode was around 50 minutes long (Transmission time would have been 1 hour with adverts). Sadly Peter Cushing’s input was just one episode and there is no appearance by Christopher Lee.

This Halloween Network are releasing Hammer House of Horror – available for the first time on Blu-ray from 23rd October 2017.

Hammer House of Horror Blu Ray Details

  • No. of Discs: 3
  • Screen Ratio: 16:9
  • Colour Running Time: 676 mins (approx.)
  • Special Features:
    • Commerical Break stings
    • Rude Awakening opening montage raw takes
    • Guardian of the Abyss widescreen version
    • Image gallery
    • PDFs

 

This star-studded anthology from Hammer Films presents thirteen unforgettable tales of spine-chilling terror!
Reimagining classic Hammer themes in a contemporary British setting and signalling a new direction for the legendary film studio under the aegis of producer Roy Skeggs, the series blends the supernatural with a very modern horror from hauntings and demonic possessions to sinister incarcerations and cannibalism…

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Hammer House of Horror Limited Edition O Card Sleeve
A huge hit on its first ITV transmission, Hammer House of Horror boasts a consistently high-calibre cast including Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Denholm Elliott, Brian Cox and Sian Phillips.
The complete series is featured here for the first time in a stunning new High Definition restoration from the original film elements in its as-transmitted fullscreen aspect ratio.

Buy Hammer House of Horror: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] on Amazon.

More About Hammer Horror.

Steamforged Games Brings Resident Evil to the Tabletop

Resident Evil 2 Board game is going to be live on Kickstarter soon.

Steamforged Games is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Capcom to bring the iconic Resident Evil™ 2 video game to the board gamers of the world. Building on the success of previous titles including “Guild Ball” and “Dark Souls: The Board Game”, Steamforged Games will be launching this latest game, “Resident Evil™ 2: The Board Game” via Kickstarter in late Autumn 2017.

Thus starts the announcement on the Steamforged website.

Steamforged Games just bought out Dark Souls after their record breaking kickstarter, but are possibly better known for their fantasy football game Guild Ball.

At Scifind.com we are really looking forward to this release BUT we are slightly wary that it might be very similar to CMON’s Zombicide games.

I am sure though that Steamforged can do Resident Evil justice in miniature form and just hope that images of the minis start coming through soon.

There will be updates and IMAGES of miniatures coming soon. Follow @scifind on twitter or facebook for details.

Resident Evil 2

Known as Biohazard 2 in Japan is the sequel to the original Resident Evil survival horror game. Originally published in 1998 Resident Evil 2 will see it’s 20th Anniversary before the Resident Evil 2 board game is published.

Dark Souls Board Game

The Resident Evil 2 Board game follows hot on the heels of the smash hit video to board game convert Dark Souls. Missed it you can Buy It Here.
Dark Souls – The Board Game raised over over £3.7 million in the Kickstarter looking to launch the game.

First Look Resident Evil 2 Board Game Miniatures

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The official Resident Evil 2 Board Game Blog has released the first 2 images of miniatures for this game.

Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy (images below)

Ok. So these are early renders but they look to be in a good clear cut style, with enough detail to make interesting characters, but still be a single piece plastic mini. Cannot wait to get my hands on the final minis.

Keep following Scifind.com for more.

Sharknado 5 – Review

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Sharknado 5 Global Swarming was:

PAP

Sharknado 5 Global Swarming Review
Sharknado 5 Global Swarming Review

In a word, pap, compelling, addictive and mind rotting pap.

The annual event of Sharknado films is not so much about the film itself but the social media ‘nado after (and during discussing how pap these films are). But yes, I still watched it and I will probably watch the 6th one.

Now I liked the first Sharnknado film. It knew what it was, a bit of fun. The Asylum are great and I urge you to look up their previous ‘MockBusters’ usually low budget takes on cinema films with very similar titles. Like “Operation Dunkirk, Alien Convergence, Sinister Squad, Atlantic Rim etc. In addition to their Sharkspoitation movies including the Mega Shark and Sharknado movies.

The idea behind all the Sharknado movies is the same. Get a load of cameo appearances by 1980s or Z List celebs and have them munched by the sharks raining down on a city location, whilst trying to ‘homage’ as many other movies as possible, from the odd one liner to a full on rip off. Yes there is more to it than that, but lets face it not much.

I was going to plot through the Sharknado 5 plot, and I suppose it is suitable to state there might be spoilers here as the plot is so thin that it is hard to discuss the movie without revealing the fact that Finn is a prat and causes the ‘world ending’ Sharknado epidemic by removing an artifact from under Stonehenge, for no good reason. Then has his son snatched by the storm which he chases for the rest of the movie and finds he is able to teleport to other locations through the sharknado. Leading to lots of locations, lots of ‘celebrity’ deaths, lots of stating “I am sure I should know who that is” due to the fact they have a tonne of plastic surgery, cannot act and have a small speaking part in the film.

The films climax is a bit baffling and ends up doing a timey wimey ending setting up for Sharknado 6.

 

Now I am sure that with the given budget etc that a little more plotting could be involved without losing the kitch appeal that the film franchise has amassed. I really wanted to like this sequel but I found it painful in places.

Yes I will watch 6 and no I won’t expect any better, but I really HOPE to see better.

 

Now Off to watch THE TRANSMORPHERS

 

 

 

Support UK Horror – Cops And Monsters Needs You!

Horror Webseries “Cops and Monsters” is currently available for FREE on Youtube.

Set in a near-future Scotland, we follow newbies Maya Hedges and Martin Carmichael as they join the Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland (PITS). Series 1 follows their case of Lycan A202, a dangerous werewolf assassin on the run.

Currently they are looking to raise a very modest £1000 to fund the final stages of Series One and put the series in good stead for series 2.

Please check out their campaign on Indiegogo. Pledges start at £10, which considering the value of being able to watch the series online, without putting your hand in your pocket is the least you could do.

Follow Cops and Monsters on Twitter.

Find them online at CopsAndMonsters.co.uk

 

WATCH THE EPISODES

Episode 1: The New Recruit

Maya Hedges risks everything to pass the test set upon her to join the PITS team, but what are her true motivations and will PITS operation manager Norris Fletcher (Simon Weir) see through her lies?

Written by Fraser Coull.

Ellen Patterson Interview   Simon Weir and Chris Bain Interview  Kenny Boyle Interview

Watch the Behind the Scenes Making Of

Episode 2: Preparing The Weapon

Set 5 years before episode 1, a young and potentially dangerous werewolf is kidnapped by The Cult of Many Faces. The pair face off against one another, pitting their wits together in an attempt to see who will crack first.

Written by Fraser Coull.

Christmas Special 2016: Astrid’s Secret

A spin-off episode written by Roland Moore. Astrid Bennett is a reliable and unremarkable member of the PITS team. She’s not on the front line, but provides office support behind the scenes. Norris Fletcher is her boss, but knows little about her quiet and introspective employee. That’s until he drops round Astrid’s house unexpectedly one night…and then he discovers that Astrid has a dark secret…

Episode 3: In Crimson

Upon discovering Lycan A2o2’s latest kill, the PITS team find themselves wrapped up in the mystery of the Crimson Murders. After investigating a gruesome crime scene, Maya then has to face up to the thought of meeting her Aunt, Tina, who she hasn’t spoken to in quite some time. Meanwhile, The Cult of Many Faces makes his first move in his terrifying game.

Written by Ian Smith and Fraser Coull.

Watch the Behind the Scenes Making Of

Episode 4: Revolution in a Teacup

With fellow PITS agent Martin kidnapped, Maya is determined to chase every lead, causing her to clash with goody-two-shoes Grace Mackenzie. The Cult of Many Faces ramps up his campaign of terror, visiting vampire queen, Lady Audrey MacDairmid (guest star Sophie Aldred), taunting her about werewolf activist David Brannigan (James Payton) and his army of wolves. Meanwhile Alexis is forced to face her humanity when a face from the past catches up with her.

Guest stars: Rachel TeateSimon WeirSophie Aldred and Mhairi Calvey.

Written by James T Harding.

Sophie Aldred Interview Simon Weir Interview Innes Anderson Interview

Episode 5: Fight the Bite

Taking Zoe’s advice to heart, Alexis finds herself in the strange world of supernatural support group, “Fight the Bite”, while Maya struggles to obey Norris’ orders of desk duty when she receives a troubling message from The Cult of Many Faces as the team race against the close to save Martin’s life. We are also introduced to Vampire PR specialist Alicia Hughes (Leona Vaughan) who has been sent by the Minister of Justice (Chris Bain) to oversee the PITS team’s mission when the vampires threaten to revolt over the death of one of their leaders.

Guest Stars: Leona VaughanSimon WeirRachel Teate and Katrina Bryan.

The Making Of

Written by Laura Anne Anderson

Spinoff Minisode: Trapped

During a routine security inspection, PITS officer Astrid Bennett finds herself trapped with Fight the Bite moderator, and werewolf, Jenny Connor, as they search for an escape when a prominent werewolf hunter, Karis Jones, takes over the building.

Written by Fraser Coull

Episode 6: Inhuman Nature

The Cult of Many Faces has Maya Hedges right where he wants her, and the truth about her parents will be revealed. Grace will struggle with Norris’ authority, taking a risk with her fiance, Alicia, that could jeopardise the very existence of the Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland. Meanwhile Alexis is left to convince Martin that becoming a vampire is far better than a mortal, forcing her to face her own humanity in the process.

COMING SOON

Written by Fraser Coull

SPECIAL EPISODES

Original Pilot

The PITS team, lead up by Eve Mitchell (Kirsty Strain), pull in Vampire C56 aka Julia (Sarah Louise Madison) over a zone violation on her curfew rights. However it soon becomes clear that Eve and Jack (Mark Harvey) have an ulterior motive and wish to exploit Julia’s predicament to find out about a mysterious, powerful werewolf known only as Lycan A202. Written by Fraser CoullWatch the Behind the Scenes Making Of

The Making Of

KAT AND THE PENDULUM – Cover Reveal.

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Teaser Art
Kat and the Pendulum is the fifth book in the Kat Lightfoot book series.

Kat and the Pendulum is a tale of horror from Sam Stone the author of Zombies at Tiffany’s, Kat on a Hot Tin Airship, What’s Dead Pussy, Kat and Kat of Green Tentacles.

You can pre order the book here.

You can also order previous books in the series here.

See the full book cover art by here.

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Halloween Horror Happy Meals from @newtonclements

The Evil Dead Happy Meal

Artist Newton Clements has created a selection of pop culture ‘McDonalds’ style Happy Meals that would probably never happen, but are VERY cool.

See below for a selection of the horror inspired Happy Meal boxes.

See the full selection on Newton’s Pintrest Page

Follow Newton on Twitter.

Beer on Scifind. What is afoot?

Vincent Price Ale – Black Cat Skrimshander 4.6% ABV

Yes we are discussing Beer!
“On SciFind why are you talking about beer?” I hear you ask. Well it is a very special type of beer.

As you know SciFind is about Scifi and Horror and this particular beer is dedicated to one of the key figures in horror cinema’s golden age.

I am talking Vincent Price. In his 82 years on this earth he appeared in over 200 productions for film and TV.

Kent based brewery Hopdaemon Beers an boast the only official beer dedicated to this icon of Horror.

Vincent Price Ale – Black Cat  Skrimshander 4.6% ABV
Vincent Price Ale – Black Cat 4.6% ABV
And here it is, Black Cat, the VPA (Vincent Price Ale).

Officially Black Cat is “An American IPA wrapped in a dark black cape.

The smooth malty background is complemented by a crisp vibrant New World aroma from the Hopdaemon’s own expressive hopping regime.

But how did a Kent based brewery come to be producing a beer for an American Horror Icon?

We got to ask Tonie Prins, the Hopdaemon himself:

“I am a big fan of Vincent Price and growing up in New Zealand in the 80s we kids had a bit of a ritual on a Sunday night. We used to first watch a music show called ‘Radio with Pictures’ and then stay up late for the ‘Sunday Horrors’ afterwards. We’d all talk about it bleary-eyed the next day at school.”

He goes on to tell the tale of that fateful day…

“It all started with a few beers at a tattoo parlour…

I was asked to do some beers for Savage Pencil at a tattoo parlour in Clerkenwell last year and at the opening got chatting to artists Jason Atomic and Billy Chainsaw. They liked my brews and were keen for me to do some sponsorship for their Satanic Mojo Project in Soho. Billy later introduced me to a guy called Peter Fuller, a close friend of Victoria Price (Mary Victoria Price daughter of Vincent Price), who thought it would be awesome to do a Vincent Price Ale. Victoria liked the idea and Graham Humphreys, who does amazing horror film art, was keen to do the label so we hatched a plan for a collaborative project. A year later Black Cat VPA 4.6% was born.

We are the only brewery in the world allowed to do this and I am stoked that Victoria, is on board. I think that with our passion and dedication to creating great craft beer we have brewed something that Vincent would have liked.”

You can find out more about Hopdaemon here.

Follow Hopdaemon on twitter here.

And you can follow the Vincent Price

Cheers!

DARLING Psychological Horror from Mickey Keating

DARLING Psychological Horror from Mickey Keating

DARLING Psychological Horror from Mickey Keating
DARLING Psychological Horror from Mickey Keating
At SciFind we love those hidden gems, the low budget and the niche.

Usually it is the so bad it is good genre, but DARLING from Mickey Keating looks like it should be a powerful psychological horror. We have only see the trailer so far (below), but cannot wait to see the full product.

Having premiered at Fantastic Fest in September 2015, the film has continued to pick up considerable accolades, with many noting its loving homage to the films of Roman Polanski (notably ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE TENANT and REPULSION).

A lonely girl’s violent descent into madness.

Hired as the caretaker of a large mansion in New York, an unnamed young woman soon discovers its haunted reputation and troubled history. Bored and left to her own devised for extended periods of time, she slowly goes insane.


A chilling black-and-white horror playing homage to the classics, starring Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Young and Larry Fessenden.

How Creepy is Creepy [Video]

Eureka Entertainment have announced the theatrical release of CREEPY, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s breath-taking psychological thriller, in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and Digital HD from 25 November 2016.

Based on a novel by Yutaka Maekawa, Creepy follows ex-police detective and criminal psychologist Takakura, who moves to a quiet suburban town seeking peace and quiet, but soon begins to suspect that his neighbour is a psychopath who comes into people’s households and takes over their lives.

Kiyoshi KUROSAWA, who won Best Director in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival 2015 for his elegiac drama Journey to the Shore, returns to genre in which he made his name with this “creepy” psychological thriller. Bringing in a great ensemble cast of leading Japanese actors & actresses, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who also co-wrote the screenplay, has been quoted as saying: “Each actor exudes a mysterious delicacy and ferocity, which the camera has somehow been able to capture. The end result is this breath-taking thriller.”

With its gripping suspense and riveting story, Creepy marks Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s return to the horror genre with a horrific thriller so intense that audiences around the world will shiver in fear.

Creepy will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) and on Digital HD from 25 November 2016.

Creepy Movie Poster
Creepy Movie Poster

Adam Wingard’s BLAIR WITCH sequel – Trailers

Blair Witch was the film that drove the Found Footage genre of horror, but 17 years later there is a (second*) sequel.

Out mid Sepetember 2016 it has the strap line:
“There Is Something Evil Hiding In The Woods”.

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister’s experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of friends head to the forest in search of his lost sibling.

*The Book Of Shadows Blair Witch happened, but was forgettable.

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