Wednesday 26 August 2015

Three retitled British horrors on US disc on Monday

Three recent British horrors are lined up for US release on Monday 1st September under different titles to those we know them by.

Simeon Halligan’s terrific White Settlers, in which an English couple move to Scotland only to be brutally harassed by the locals, is out from Magnolia Pictures. But don’t look for it under W as the distributor has retitled it The Blood Lands.

Luke Hyams’ Xmoor, which premiered one year ago at Frightfesst 2014, is released on the same day through Screen Media. This one, which is still awaiting a UK disc, is now The Beast of Xmoor, which seems fair enough.

And one more for luck. MPI Video release Hangar 10, a sci-fi/horror feature directed by Daniel Simpson (no relation). This is the title under which the film was shot, but in the UK it has been released as The Rendlesham UFO Incident.

Monday 24 August 2015

House on the Witchpit - 'press release'

I put 'press release' in inverted commas there because traditionally a release actually tells you something. But that wily Pat Higgins continues to play his cards so close to his chest that he'll probably end up with a reverse tattoo of the Jack of Spades.

This is what young Patrick H has to say to the world about his latest opus:

The latest feature from Jinx Media, entitled The House on the Witchpit, has just wrapped principal photography.

Writer/Director Pat Higgins has elected not to release any stills, trailer, synopsis or casting information for this film. He has announced that the film will be screened to 36 people at a single screening in 2015, after which that particular version will never be screened again.

A different version will be screened at the Horror-on-Sea festival in 2016,, after which that version will also never be screened again.

The only official image connected with the feature to have been released is the teaser poster (above).

An associated Twitter account at @witchpithouse stated on August 2nd “We are making a film that exists largely to unnerve you”

Make of all that what you will...