Tuesday, 23 September 2008

YouTube test. Me tube test? Etc

In the mists of time the old BHF site had a few videos attached to it. This was in the days before broadband and YouTube, when all I had was a VCR connected to an old PC and some simple software to make postage stamp sized video. Anyway, that's all changed, I've got hundreds of DVDs clogging up my attic, and we can now enjoy decent sized video courtesy of those nice people at YouTube. So here's a test, to see if it works...

New Brit horror - be like dad, keep mum

Here's a missive you might be interested in. If they're anything like my parents, they'll be bloody terrifying.

And yes, that is the bloke out of "The Good Guys"...


Revolver launches shocking horror across all formats during the festive season

LONDON. On Boxing Day 26 December 2008 Steven Sheil's uncompromising "Heathrow Chainsaw Massacre" directorial debut MUM & DAD will be the first UK film release to appear in cinemas at the same time as being available on DVD, through Video on Demand, electronic sell-through and rental, it was announced today by award-winning independent film distributor Revolver Entertainment.

"Being the first UK distributor to release day on date across all platforms enables us to be the market leader in offering consumers the ultimate choice to watch the film in the way they choose, whether this is at home or on the big screen – or both," says Revolver Entertainment's Managing Director Justin Marciano.

An entirely digitally produced film, Mum & Dad is the first film to be released from Film London's Microwave scheme. Revolver is also exploring a similar plan for the film in the US around Mother's Day on 10 May 2009.

The film stars Perry Benson (Somers Town, This is England), the father figure of a psychotic family 'unit' living at the end of Heathrow's runway. They live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds, offices and hotels - including a steady stream of transient workers who populate the airport's soulless hub. When Lena, a young Polish office cleaner, is befriended by them, she gets drawn into a nightmarish world of torture, murder and perversity. Imprisoned in a suburban House of Horrors and designated a 'Mummy's Girl', Lena's only options appear to be to become part of the family - and join them in their insanity - or die.

Mum & Dad received rave reviews at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June where it premiered as part of the Night Moves section and screened as part of the Film4 Frightfest in August.