horror films

Top 10 things to avoid this summer – as seen in film

Summer is coming, guys! It really, genuinely is – we’ve seen sunshine and weather reports and everything. But, you know, there’s no point losing your head to the season; in fact, looking at the plethora of summer movies on offer, summer is in fact the DEADLIEST time of year. Ever. So, in a bid to keep all of our loyal BFF patrons alive, here’s the top 10 things to avoid this summer – as seen in the movies…

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UK Film Events Guide

Fancy yourself as a lover of all things cinema? Hungry for the most amazing films events around the country? Look no further; we’ve compiled a list of some of the most magical UK movie events in a big fat buffet of cinematic goodness for you to sink your teeth into…

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The Silent House

Loosely based on true events, this South American horror promises “real fear in real time”, with its action purportedly playing out in a single, uncut take. Delivering for the majority of its running time, the film is let down most by its conclusion; a sigh that undermines the shocks. Yet for genre fans, The Silent House remains a curio that deserves to be watched – especially before the American remake arrives.

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WIN: PREY on DVD x 3!

Venture deep into the woods and prepare to be terrorised as horror film PREY comes to DVD on 6 June 2011 from Entertainment One. We have 3 x PREY DVDs to give away! Competition ends 09 July 2011.

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WIN: FERTILE GROUND on DVD x 3

Fertile Ground is a chilling feature from After Dark Originals, coming to DVD & Blu-ray 23 May. We have 3 DVDs to give away! Competition ends 18 June 2011.

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Top 30 (ish) Horror Films in 2011

Escape real-life horror this 2011 with the lovely dark thrill of the cinema. We’ve got a grab-bag of the top (nearly) 30 best horror films in 2011, from franchise blockbuster to indie foreign horror. Actually, 28. We had 30 but the last two were rubbish.

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Caged

A trio of doctors take a detour… only to find themselves kidnapped and caged by masked men for unknown purposes. A paucity of gore is balanced by an unnervingly effective excess of tension in this high quality French torture porn horror…

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WIN: 3 x WAKE WOOD on DVD!

Competition closed. Winners: P Celments, S Klee, C Dempster

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WIN: 5 x MY SOUL TO TAKE on DVD!

Competition closed. Winners: S Brash, P Gossage, P Pink, S Castle, P Celments

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Cheat Sheet: Wes Craven

Wes Craven: Two words that by their associative powers alone, can conjure inimitable phantasmagoric visions from which you cannot avert your eyes, but in the dead of sleepless night, so desperately wish you had. Whether it’s the snicker-snack of finger-knives or an Edvard Munchian bogeyman that threatens our dreams, it’s high-time that we got ourselves educated on the hand that wields them…

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