Slam Dunk’s status as the UK’s favourite pop-punk festival can hardly be contested. With a section for every genre, big-name sponsors lining the walls, and stages both inside and out – this year’s festival felt like the most professional yet. Continuing the move from Wolverhampton City Centre to Birmingham NEC, it settled into the second city with ease on its 11th anniversary, making all things bigger, better, and more boisterous in the process.
The latest X-Men release is going to take a dark tangent.
The spinoff to the well-known and occasionally-loved X-Men franchise will be a horror film, as corroborated by director Josh Boone. The New Mutants is the most recent movie to join the mutant line up, set to go into production in July and release early April 2018.
★★☆☆☆ – Dead Awake by Phillip Guzman promises to stop you from sleeping ever again. It’s a big promise to make, and one that it doesn’t live up to.
Exploring the condition of sleep paralysis – being caught in limbo between dreaming and waking and not being able to move – the film has found a perfect niche for the horror genre in an area little explored. Bringing to life the idea of ‘Old Hag Syndrome’ and evil visitings during the paralysis, it’s an original concept that has potential for an incredibly frightening cinematic experience. Unfortunately, this film isn’t it.
This month’s trailer releases have been a whirlwind for Stephen King fans.
With the long-anticipated The Dark Tower finally coming to fruition, It being transformed from TV feature into the fully fledged psychological horror of the novel, and The Mist returning for a creepy ten-part series – there’s plenty to be excited for in the coming months.
As usual, Slam Dunk 2017 boasts a wealth of pop punk favourites, returning to the UK across three venues this May for a day of alternative rock. Hosted at Birmingam NEC on Saturday 27th May, Hatfield Forum on Sunday 28th May, and bringing in the bank holiday with a bang in Leeds City Centre on 29th May; the annual festival has already sold out at its Southern-most venue.
Thomas Harris’s original character Hannibal Lecter has been a staple of the horror franchise since his inception in 1981.
Born into a written series, Harris soon set him loose into the world of film and then television, as well as one tangential moment in a spoof musical endearingly named Silence! after its most famous filmic counterpart, The Silence of the Lambs.
Turning five years old today, on 13th April 2017, is Drew Goddard’s directional debut, The Cabin in the Woods.
The genre-bending horror film was a critical success upon release, proving itself as an intelligent spoof film that straddles scary, funny, and original in a way not many films had successfully done before.