Press release: THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES is unleashed in the US on October 18, 2017.

FrightFest and FAB Press are launching the paperback edition of Michael Gingold’s THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES in the US. Available from all good bookstores across America from Wed 18 Oct, its official book launch takes place that day at New York’s Forbidden Planet store, with the author present.

It is also now available in the UK from all good bookstores. The hardback version, launched at this year’s Horror Channel FrightFest event, can be exclusively purchased from the FAB Press website: www.fabpress.com

In the book, celebrated writer, editor and critic Michael Gingold traces the history of the genre from the silent movies all the way through to the present day. From Universal Studios legends such as Frankenstein’s Monster and the Wolf Man, to the big bugs, atomic mutants and space invaders that terrorized the ’50s, to the kaiju of Japan and the ecological nightmares of the ’70s and ’80s, to the CG creatures and updated favourites of recent years — they’re all here.

Two hundred of the greatest creature features from across the globe are reviewed, with fascinating facts and critical analysis, all illustrated with a ghoulish gallery of remarkable monstrous imagery. Cult-favourite filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, creator of some of the screen’s most idiosyncratic and bizarre beings, contributes a foreword.

A whole world and grisly galaxy of creatures great and small, spawned from space, the supernatural and strange science, the beginning of time, beneath the sea and beyond imagination, await in this book. Dare you confront the beasts within?

For review copies, either pdf or physical copies, contact Harvey Fenton at FAB Press harvey@fabpress.com 07790 664367

For interviews & further materials contact Greg Day at Clout Communications
greg@cloutcom.co.uk 07889 861646

Editor’s notes:

The Author
Michael Gingold is an internationally renowned journalist and critic who served as a writer and editor for the world’s biggest horror movie magazine, Fangoria, for over 25 years. Recently, Michael expanded his horizons, writing for Rue Morgue and Birth.Movies. Death in print and online, along with Time Out New York and IndieWire.com, among others.

Foreword written by Frank Henenlotter
The renowned independent filmmaker known for his low-budget monster movies, including Basket Case, Brain Damage, Frankenhooker and Bad Biology, Frank Henenlotter is a lifelong monster movie fan. He lives in New York City, whose 42nd Street movie theatres famously screened most of the films in this book.

The Publisher
FAB Press is an independent publishing company that has been serving film fans since 1993, issuing a library of titles that cover all the important directors and movie genres of interest to cult connoisseurs. Previous publications include a trilogy of essential books written by FrightFest’s own Alan Jones: The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies, Dario Argento: the Man, the Myths and the Magic, and Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing.
www.fabpress.com

The Festival
FrightFest is the most prestigious horror fantasy movie event in the United Kingdom. Created by Paul McEvoy, film exhibitor Ian Rattray, film critic, international journalist, author and broadcaster Alan Jones, and veteran PR man Greg Day, the main FrightFest event takes place annually over the August Bank Holiday in London.
www.frightfest.co.uk

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Press release: REVEALED: Horror Channel FrightFest will be screening VICTOR CROWLEY – Adam Green’s reboot to the Hatchet series

Victor Crowley Lives!

Following the slasher reboot’s surprise debut at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema, Horror Channel FrightFest has announced that its “Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration” is in fact the European premiere of Adam Green’s VICTOR CROWLEY, the fourth film in the Hatchet series.

Set a decade after the events of the series’ first three films, VICTOR CROWLEY reunites Hatchet mainstays Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7 – X’s Jason Voorhees) and Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) for an all-new, horrifying journey into the haunted, blood-drenched bayou.

Green said today: “I couldn’t be happier to partner with Dark Sky Films and bring Victor Crowley back to horror fans around the world. Resurrecting the series for its tenth anniversary was our way of saying thank you to everyone in The Hatchet Army and beyond who have supported this series since its inception. This bloodbath is for all of you.”

VICTOR CROWLEY screens at Horror Channel FrightFest on Saturday 26 August at Cineworld Leicester Sq.

Book tickets here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html

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Clout PR news: Hate Crime UK ban – Director James Cullen Bressack speaks out

Monday 9th March 2015 – James Cullen Bressack, director of HATE CRIME, which has been banned in the UK, said today:

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“As a Jewish man, and a victim of anti -Semitic hate, I made a horror film that depicts the very thing that haunts my dreams. As an artist I wanted to tell a story to remind us that we live in a dangerous world; a world where racial violence is on the rise.

It saddens me to learn that censorship is still alive and well. As a critic and journalist, you should at least see the film you are criticizing and do your research to learn that the filmmaker is Jewish. However I have to admit that I do appreciate the press.”

He added: “As a fan of Simon Thompson’s work and the Huffington Post, I’m disappointed he didn’t see my movie.”

TheHorrorShow.TV’s Jack Bowyer revealed that the Video On Demand service and Nerdly Presents will be potentially platforming other Bressack titles.

He commented: “Like James, we are disappointed not to be able to bring Hate Crime to the UK, as planned. However, we are pleased to announce that we are in the process of submitting some of James’s other films to the BBFC, so that we can bring this distinctive and important filmmaker’s voice to UK horror fans, along with other exciting titles under our partnership with Nerdly Presents.”

THE BBFC announced last week HATE CRIME, the first release in a new joint VOD venture between geek blog Nerdly.co.uk and TheHorrorShow.TV – has officially been banned in the UK. It is one of only four horror movies officially refused classification by the BBFC since 2009, the others being Grotesque, The Bunny Game and The Human Centipede 2, later released with nearly 3 minutes of cuts.

HATE CRIME tells the story of a Jewish family, having just arrived in a new neighbourhood, who are recording their youngest son’s birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed neo-Nazi lunatics.

For more information on HATE CRIME and Nerdly Presents, or images and interview requests, contact: nerdly.co.uk@gmail.com. For all things TheHorrorShow.TV email info@thehorrorshow.tv

Press contact:

Greg Day, Clout Communications

greg@cloutcom.co.uk  07889 8612646

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CLOUT PR NEWS (UK) : Horror Channel gives premieres to DEATH PROOF and DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND

Horror Channel is to broadcast the Network premieres of Quentin Tarrantino’s DEATH PROOF, starring Kirk Russell as a speed-obsessed serial killer and Mark McQueen’s apocalyptic body-counter DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, starring Danny Dyer, Craig Fairbrass and MyAnna Buring.

DEATH PROOF (2007), originally released in cinemas as a double bill with Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Planet Terror’, will be screened on Sat 28 March at 10.35pm. DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND (2010) will screen on Fri 27 March at 10.45pm

Horror Channel gives premieres to DEATH PROOF and DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND
There are also UK TV premieres for monster creeper NAILBITER (Fri 20 March, 9pm) and twisted chiller THE COLLECTION (Sat 21 March, 10.50pm). Plus, there is a Network Premiere for David Twhoy’s survival thriller A PERFECT GETAWAY (Sat 14 March, 9pm), starring Milla Jovovich and Chris Hemsworth.

And we mustn’t forget THE INCREDIBLE HULK as Series 4 receives its network premiere from Mon 9 March at 1.40pm and 6.50pm

TV: Sky 319 / Virgin 149 / Freesat 138
www.horrorchannel.co.uk | twitter.com/horror_channel

Press enquiries:
Greg Day @ Clout Communications Ltd
07889 861646
greg@cloutcom.co.uk

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CLOUT PR NEWS (UK) Nucleus Films gets naughty with DVD release of 50 SHADES OF EROTICA

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Get ready for an erotic experience that puts ‘50 Shades of Grey’ in the shade!

Nucleus Films, who brought us ‘Video Nasties: A Definitive Guide 1’ & 2’ have put together a mind-blowing collection of curated carnality from the golden age of classic erotica, featuring films from such masters of the erotic as Just Jaeckin, Ken Russell, Tinto Brass, Jess Franco, Walerian Borowczyk and Radley Metzger.

Including salacious masterpieces such as ‘Story of O’. ‘Venus In Furs’, ‘The Beast’, ‘The Libertine’ and ‘Cruel Passion’ and featuring many famous faces including Rutger Hauer, Gerard Depardieu, Sylvia Kristel, Catherine Deneuve, Udo Keir and Koo Stark, this raunchy re-mastered collection of trailers with be released on April 13, 2015.

Marc Morris of Nucleus Films said today: “We felt that those who enjoyed FIFTY SHADES OF GREY may want to delve deeper into the world of kinky S&M and erotica, so we spent a considerable amount of time seeking out and compiling this collection of theatrical trailers for those films we felt are the most important works of cinematic erotica. Many were considered ground breaking, were censored or even banned when originally released. Like FIFTY SHADES, many of these earlier movies were also based on erotic novels or even case studies into sexual perversions. As you watch these trailers you may want to open your imagination further by investigating this darker world of quirky pleasures”.

Brand new trailer unleashed here: http://bit.ly/FiftyShadesErotica

 

50 SHADES OF EROTICA is a Naughty Films Presentation, produced by Marc Morris & Jake West.
RRP: £10.21 Cert: 18 Running Time:
Cat No: NN0012
Barcode: 5060110270392

DVD Extras include a poster gallery of all the featured films.

The 50 Carnal classics are…

01. Libertine, The (Pasquale Festa Campanile, 1968) 02. Story of O (Just Jaeckin, 1975) 03. Venus in Furs (Massimo Dallamano, 1968) 04. Gwendoline (Just Jaeckin, 1984) 05. Night Porter, The (Liliana Cavani, 1973) 06. Succubus (Jess Franco, 1967) 07. Camille 2000 (Radley Metzger, 1969) 08. Justine de Sade (Claude Pierson, 1974) 09. Frivolous Lola (Tinto Brass, 1988) 10. Turkish Delight (Paul Verhoeven, 1973) 11. Immoral Tales (Walerian Borowczyk, 1974) 12. Maîtresse (Barbet Schroeder, 1976) 13. Emmanuelle (Just Jaeckin, 1973) 14. Score (Radley Metzger, 1972) 15. Cruel Passion (Chris Boger, 1977) 16. Key, The (Tinto Brass, 1983) 17. Tokyo Decadence (Ryu Murakami, 1991) 18. Butterfly (Matt Cimber, 1981) 19. Frightened Woman, The (Piero Schivazappa, 1969) 20. Philosophy in the Boudoir (Jess Franco, 1969) 21. In the Realm of the Senses (Nagisa Oshima, 1976) 22. Salon Kitty (Tinto Brass, 1975) 23. Female Animal (Jerry Gross, 1969) 24. Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel, 1967) 25. Vanessa (Hubert Frank, 1977) 26. Venus in Furs (Jess Franco, 1970) 27. Education Anglaise (Jean-Claude Roy, 1982) 28. Seduction: The Cruel Woman (Elfi Mikesch & Monica Treut, 1985) 29. Whore (Ken Russell, 1991) 30. Felicity (John D. Lamond, 1978) 31. Voyeur, The (Tinto Brass, 1993) 32. Blind Beast (Yasuzo Masumura, 1969) 33. Baba Yaga (Corrado Farina, 1973) 34. Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Just Jaeckin, 1981) 35. Beast, The (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975) 36. Fruits of Passion, The (Shuji Terayama, 1981) 37. Lickerish Quartet, The (Radley Metzger, 1970) 38. Crimes of Passion (Ken Russell, 1984) 39. Miranda (Tinto Brass, 1985) 40. Black Emanuelle (Adalberto Albertini, 1975) 41. Eugenie de Sade (Jess Franco, 1970) 42. Woman in Flames, A (Robert Van Ackeren, 1983) 43. Paprika (Tinto Brass, 1991) 44. Image, The (Radley Metzger, 1975) 45. Dressage (Pierre B. Reinhard, 1985) 46. Ages of Lulu, The (Bigas Luna, 1990) 47. Eleven Days, Eleven Nights (Aristide Massaccesi, 1987) 48. Dark Side of Love, The (Salvatore Samperi, 1985) 49. All Ladies Do It (Tinto Brass, 1992) 50. Fantasm (Richard Franklin, 1976)

Press contact:
Greg Day – Clout Communications
greg@cloutcom.co.uk    07889 861646

Editor’s notes:
NUCLEUS FILMS is a DVD releasing company established by writer/film researcher Marc Morris and filmmaker Jake West, which creates and distributes high quality collector’s cult film titles for lovers of independent and cult cinema.

Nucleus Films also produces high quality DVD extras for other clients, ranging from extensive featurettes to audio commentaries. Nucleus Films produced the highly acclaimed 98-minute documentary on the Phantasm series, entitled Phantasmagoria, which was included in Anchor Bay UK’s five-disc Phantasm Box Set. They also made the featurette Stormy Seas: The Journey from Blood Star to Death Ship which was included on the 2007 release of the 1980 cult classic Death Ship and Running the Bloodbath.
To date releases include: a special double DVD set edition of Stephen Weeks’ rarely seen 1974 chiller Ghost Story; two cult Burlesque classics Teasermama and Varietease, a Larry Clarke double-bill featuring Dead of Night & Dead Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, Rene Cardona’s Night of the Bloody Apes, Grindhouse Trailer Classics 1, 2 3 & 4, and the sell-out Video Nasties: A Definitive Guide, which included Jake West’s acclaimed documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape, Video Nasties: A Definitive Guide Part 2 was released in July 2014, which included Jake West’s much lauded documentary Video Nasties: Draconian Days.

 

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CLOUT PR NEWS: Howard Ford’s child abduction thriller NEVER LET GO completes filming

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Acclaimed director Howard J Ford’s latest feature NEVER LET GO has entered post production, Shot under wraps in Morocco, Spain US and the UK, the action thriller follows the harrowing journey of Lisa, a single mother (played by Angela Dixon) whose daughter is abducted whilst on holiday. In a desperate race against time Lisa will stop at nothing to find her missing child. Also starring is Bafta award winning actress Lisa Eichhorn.

Writer/Director Howard, famed for the ‘The Dead’ 1 & 2, said today: “‘I want to take audiences on a very believable but nerve shredding journey that throws them into the visceral plight that is the worst fear of parents everywhere”.

He added “There are tragically so many missing children out there, it’s something that affects people deeply all over the world and my hope is that this film does not only work dramatically but also forms part of maintaining awareness of the subject matter and need for vigilance in a time where the lives of a family can change forever in that split second”.

NEVER LET GO will unveil a teaser trailer in time for Berlinale Fillm festival and will be ready for delivery prior to Cannes 2015. World rights are currently available via Latitude Films UK Ltd.

The film is a Latitude Films presentation of a Howard J Ford film, starring Angela Dixon, Rami Nasr, Nigel Whitmey, Velibor Topic, Heather Peace, Sarah Perles, Michael Xavier, Samantha Bolter & Lisa Eichhorn. Produced by Howard J Ford, co-producer Laura Jane Stephens, Executive Producer Amir Moallemi, Special & Visual Effects by Dan Rickard, Sound Design by Rob Davidsson, Special Make-Up Effects Max Van De Banks. Director of Photography Travellian Skipaldi, Aerial Photography by Jon Ford. Music by Imran Ahmad. Written and Directed by Howard J Ford.

PR contact:
Greg Day, Clout Communications
greg@cloutcom.co.uk 07889 861646

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