Silence is Bloody Golden

•June 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment

SR-1  HHP are always keen to support the Indie circuit, particularly those with a vested interest in the macabre.
Which is why we’d like to send out a request to Canadian horror fans to check out this great film that has been unleashed from A Film Monkey   Production Inc and the twisted mind of Tricia Lee. The film itself has already picked up an award at the Toronto After Dark Festival for Best Canadian Feature.

Check out the movie synopsis below:

At its heart, the movie is about women finding their voice and refusing to be
silent, a theme that resonated deeply for Tricia. While horror has seen a
remarkable influx of strong female voices in the last decade (including Canada’s
own Soska Sisters – American Mary), it is still a male dominated world. For
Tricia, it was time to add her own spin to the genre – strong female characters
and emotionally resonant themes, with classic horror imagery, and a baroque
melodramatic flair. It was Lee’s fierce determination to make her voice heard at
any cost that allowed her to bring together an incredibly committed cast and
crew.
Lead by Chelsea Jenish and Sofia Banzhaf, both talented actresses making their
feature film debuts, Silent Retreat brings together some of Toronto’s best
actors. Horror vet, Robert Nolan, who has appeared in many critically acclaimed
films (Mourning Has Broken, Familiar) uses his extensive genre experience to
give the movie its most menacing performance.

Silent Retreat plunges the audience into a terrifying world where even the
faintest whisper can be deadly. Catch it in theatres, and remember that the only
way to escape the silence is to…SCREAM!

But don’t just take our word for it. Action speaks louder than words, so check out the trailer here.

So have we peaked your interest? Want to know more?

Silent Retreat opens in Theatres Friday June 13, 2014

June 13 – 19, 2014
Toronto, ON: Carlton Cinema
Address: 20 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H5 | Phone:(416) 598-5454

June 13 – 16, 2014
Ottawa, ON: The Mayfair Theatre
Address: 1074 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S | Phone: (613) 730-6552

June 13, 2014
Lethbridge, AB: The Movie Mill
Address: 1710 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R5 | Phone:
403.381.1251

June 22 – 24, 2014
Glenboro, MB: Glenboro Gaiety Theatre
Address: 508 Railway Ave. Glenboro, MB R0K 0X0

July 24 – 27, 2014
Regina, SK: Regina Public Library Film Theatre
Address: 2311 12th Avenue Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 | Phone: (306) 777-6000

For ticket information, and to view the trailer, please visit
www.silentretreatmovie.com,
like the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SilentRetreat,
and follow @SilentRMovie on Twitter.

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Midnight Syndicate: Carnival Arcane Album Review

•December 22, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Midnight Syndicate - Carnival ArcaneWelcome listeners to our second music album review and once more we turn our attention to symphonic gothic horror musicians, Midnight Syndicate, who you may remember from our previous album review, Monsters of Legend.

In conjunction with our review of Vampire Circus, it seemed fitting that we should turn our attention to Midnight Syndicate’s 2011 Album, Carnival Arcane, which focuses on Carnival life with a horror twist.

Fellow podcaster, Myles Davies and I cast our view on the album. Check out the link below to hear our thoughts.

CARNIVAL ARCANE REVIEW:

HAMMER HORROR PODCAST RATING:

stake  stake  stake  stake

4 out of 5 stakes

Relevant Links:

Midnight Syndicate Homepage

Midnight Syndicate: Carnival Arcane Album

Jack returns with a spring to his step

•December 9, 2013 • Leave a Comment
copyright Jamie Egerton, 2013

© Jamie Egerton, 2013

The Springheel Saga – Series 2: The Legend of Springheel’d Jack

Following the success of the first season of The Springheel Saga – The Strange Case of Springheel’d Jack, (Starring Hammer’s very own, Julian Glover, Quatermass and the Pit) the team at The Wireless Theatre Company return once more, breathing new life into this folklore legend.

Springheel’d Jack himself could easily fit right into the Gothic horror stories that Hammer films were synonymous for. A Victorian urban legend, thrust into the limelight and sensationalised by the Penny Dreadfuls of its time, who is described as “having a terrifying and frightful appearance, with diabolical physiognomy, clawed hands, and eyes that “resembled red balls of fire“.

Set out as a 3 part radio play from the inspiring minds of Robert Valentine and Jack Bowman, The Legend of Springheel’d Jack picks up seven years after the events of Series One, with the murder of thirteen-year-old pickpocket Maria Davis, believed to be at the hand of Springheel’d Jack. Once more, our reluctant hero, Detective Inspector Jonah Smith is embroiled in the deep under belly of Victorian London and like the audience is soon thrust into the wickedly, deceptive exploits of Springheel’d Jack. Such is the compelling writing and strong characters on display in this brilliantly crafted thriller, HHP found themselves immersed into the world that Valentine and Bowman have created. Series 1 was masterful with its twists and turns and proved captivating listening and from what HHP heard in the first part of Series 2 – The Terror of London continues the trend to delight and intrigue its listeners further.

Inspired in part by some of Hitchcock’s thrillers, with enough intrigue to salivate the senses, we are left in anticipation to find out how The Legend of Springheel’d Jack concludes.

Check out more from The Springheel Saga by listening to the trailer below.

And don’t fret, if you missed out on the first series, you can still catch it here.

Series 2 – The Legend of Springheel’d Jack : The Terror of London will be released on 9th December 2013.

LINKS:

WEBSITE: www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk/
FACEBOOK:  www.facebook.com/TheSpringheelSaga
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/SpringheelWTC 

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AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS FOR THE SPRINGHEEL SAGA, Series One: THE STRANGE CASE OF SPRINGHEEL’D JACK:

“Best Radio Drama”, nominated 2013, British Public Radio Awards.
“Best Fantasy Audio Production”, 2011-2012, Mark Time Ogle Awards.
“Best Twenty Radio Productions of 2012”, Radio Drama Review.
“Best Drama Production,” nominated 2011, Radio Production Awards.

 
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