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Horror Highlights: Screambox’s “13 Screams of Halloween”, Slasher: Guilty Party, Scream Factory Blu-rays, Sightings, Grimmwood, Apartment 213, Party Bus To Hell

Get your scream on with these new frightful stories from today's Horror Highlights! Screambox's "13 Screams of Halloween" kicked off this past Friday the 13th and will continue until the big day. Also: Netflix's Slasher Season 2 details, Scream Factory's latest Blu-ray releases, a trailer for Sightings, details for the immersive experience Apartment 213, Grimmwood, and Party Bus From Hell.

Details on "13 Screams of Halloween" from Screambox: Press Release: "Los Angeles, Calif. (October 12, 2017) Screambox, the leading streaming service for hardcore horror fans, is celebrating the Halloween season with a fun treat: 13 new fan-favorite films will be released completely free for streaming on any device from Friday the 13th of October through Halloween, October 31st. Even more thrilling, these top-rated, terrifying titles are exclusive to Screambox -- true horror lovers won’t find these films on any other major streaming service, including Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

“It’s been a great year for Screambox,
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Horror Highlights: 28 Days Later Poster, Slasher Blu-ray / DVD, American Murder Song, The Faculty Shirt

A new 28 Days Later poster is inspired by Secret Cinema’s interactive experience of Danny Boyle’s British horror classic. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Slasher Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD info, a video and release details for the first American Murder Song Ep, plus Cavity Colors’ tribute to Robert Rodriguez’s The Faculty with a shirt design by Devon Whitehead.

28 Days Later Poster from Secret Cinema and Artist Dan Mumford: Previous Press Release: “Prepare for a terrifying experience in apocalyptic survival as Secret Cinema Presents takes on Danny Boyle’s cult horror masterpiece, 28 Days Later.

Starring Cillian Murphy as Jim, who awakes from a coma to a find a deadly virus has all but obliterated humanity and society now overrun by hordes of the “infected”, 28 Days Later created a new breed of zombie (‘the infected’) – and reinvigorated the genre for the next generation of horror fans.

Not only does
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Lord of the Rings: Where are the Fellowship of the Ring now?

Lord of the Rings: Where are the Fellowship of the Ring now?
Last week, Dominic Monaghan sent our nostalgic little hearts all aflutter when he tweeted a picture of his mini-reunion with Lord of the Rings co-stars Billy Boyd, Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom.

With The Hobbit trilogy now concluded and Peter Jackson having theoretically said goodbye to Middle-earth forever, Monaghan's post got us thinking about the rest of the Fellowship. Below, we take a look at all nine members of the Fellowship and what they're up to today.

Elijah Wood (Frodo)

After Frodo said his goodbyes and departed for the Undying Lands (don't pretend you're not tearing up at the mere memory), Elijah Wood veered away from blockbuster lead roles in favour of an eclectic mix of indie movies comprising the great (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), the good (Everything Is Illuminated) and the ugly (Green Street).

His most memorable post-Frodo role has to be mute, cannibalistic serial killer Kevin in Frank Miller's Sin City,
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Prisoners has captive audience on weak weekend at UK box office

Jake Gyllenhaal cop drama was the only film to deliver a gross in excess of £1m, though Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine sneaked a nifty total to become his biggest ever opener

• Read Mark Kermode's review of Prisoners

• Read the archive of Charles Gant's UK box office reports

The winner

Late September, rarely a robust time for UK cinemagoing, continues the seasonally becalmed pattern. Overall, the 27-29 September session represented the third worst weekend for box office in the past year. Given that the previous frame delivered the second worst, it's clear just how sluggish the market is right now.

The only film delivering a weekend gross in excess of £1m was Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Aside from the previous weekend, when Rush held on to the top spot with £1.34m, Prisoners' £1.37m tally is the lowest for a No 1 film since Dredd landed
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Movie Review - Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy (2011)

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, 2011

Directed by Rob Heydon.

Starring Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd, Carlo Rota, Keram Malicki-Sánchez, Natalie Brown, Olivia Andrup, Stephen McHattie, Dean McDermott and Colin Mochrie.

Synopsis:

A drug runner discovers true love and a whole lot of trouble as he attempts to become a dealer of ecstasy pills.

The movie opens with Lloyd Buist (Adam Sinclair) narrating about the joys of taking ecstasy pills and what it takes to be a successful drug runner under the most uncomfortable of circumstances; the Scotsman has two buddies with whom he goes prowling the nightclub dance floors named Ally (Keram Malicki-Sánchez) and Woodsy (Billy Boyd).

When Ally suggests that time is passing them by Lloyd decides to strike it out on his own by skimming off some product from his volatile boss Solo (Carlo Rota). The trouble is Solo can sniff out a double-cross a mile away. While having
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Natural High: The Making of Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy

Trevor Hogg chats with filmmaker Rob Heydon about his feature length debut along with actors Adam Sinclair and Billy Boyd...

Irvine Welsh and Rob Heydon“After seeing the film Trainspotting [1996] and The Acid House [1998] in cinemas in Canada with a Scottish writer friend, Paul McCafferty who eventually co-wrote the screenplay for Ecstasy [2011],” recalls filmmaker Rob Heydon as to the when he was introduced to the works of author Irvine Welsh. “I first became aware of Irvine Welsh when I was at Drama School and the novel Trainspotting had just been released,” states Scottish actor Adam Sinclair (To End All Wars). “Everyone in the school was doing the famous speech, ‘Choose a job. Choose a big fucking television. Choose life.’ All these kids over Scotland were reading books from an author who wrote the same way they spoke. He was very much part of a generation writing about stuff that most
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Slideshow: "Ecstasy" Inspires a Look Back at the Cinematic Dance Floor

Do you feel like dancing? You will after watching the portrayal of Scotland's drug-fueled club scene provided by Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, which is now available on VOD. Directed by Rob Heydon and featuring compelling performances from its lead actors, Adam Sinclair and Kristin Kreuk, the film follows two star-crossed lovers (he's a drug smuggler; she moonlights for Scotland Against Narcotics), as they attempt to kick their mutual habit. Going cold turkey and cutting ties with the drug world, Lloyd (Sinclair) makes the ultimate sacrifice for the woman he loves. Many of the love scenes between Sinclair and Kreuk take place against the backdrop of the UK's raging club scene. Inspired by the pulsing beats, flashing lights, and drug-filled milieu, we look back at the evolution of the club scene by highlighting 10 important cinematic scenes, some with which you will be familiar, and some that may surprise you... Did ...
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Billy Boyd looks forward to seeing The Hobbit Trilogy

With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey set to arrive on the big screen on December 14, 2012 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014) soon to follow, one wonders how many actors will reprise their roles from the original The Lord of the Rings trilogy created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Ian McKellen (Gods and Monsters) who received an Academy Award nomination for his performance of Gandalf will don the wizard hat and staff again, and Hugo Weaving (Cloud Atlas) is returning along with Cate Blanchett (The Aviator) to portray Elrond and Galadriel from the Elves of  Rivendell.  Elijah Wood (Bobby) makes a brief appearance as his character of Frodo Baggins, helping to serve as bridge between the old and new set of films, where his uncle Bilbo portrayed by Martin Freeman (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) takes centre stage.

But will Frodo be accompanied by
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DVD Review: 'Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy'

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★☆☆☆☆ Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy (2011) is an adaptation of the acclaimed Scottish writer's novel The Undefeated, the third in a trilogy. Perhaps director Rob Heydon thought that Welsh's name, coupled with the word 'Ecstasy', would kick-start an excitable response in fans of the cult smash Trainspotting, brought to the big screen in 1995 by Danny Boyle. But whilst Boyle has since moved on to bigger things, Heydon's furiously flogs this dead horse, resulting in a clichéd, tedious 100-minute effort.

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This week's new films

Marley (15)

(Kevin Macdonald, 2012, Us/UK) 145 mins

Authoritative to the point of exhausting, Macdonald's documentary compiles an awesome amount of footage, photos, interviews, etc – but then it's a big subject. Whether you really get to the man beyond the legend is debatable (this was made with Marley family backing), but there's much here you've never seen, from Bob's Rasta roots to his kick-around in London's Battersea Park.

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (12A)

(Lasse Hallström, 2012, UK) Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt. 106 mins

An incongruous setting for a mushy fish-out-of-water romcom, with Blunt and her sheikh boss lured by McGregor's tackle.

Elles (18)

(Malgorzata Szumowska, 2011, Fra/Pol/Ger) Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier. 99 mins

Empowerment and eroticism mix uneasily when Binoche's enquiries into student prostitution affect her own life.

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy (18)

(Rob Heydon, 2011, Can) Adam Sinclair, Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd. 99 mins

Rave-era yarn that's 15 years too late to be the Trainspotting of Mdma it wants to be.
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Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy - Exclusive Interview Clip with Irvine Welsh

Released in UK cinemas today, Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy sees Canadian filmmaker Rob Heydon (Go Further) following in the footsteps of Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) by bringing the work of acclaimed Scottish author Irvine Welsh to the screen.

Based on 'The Undefeated' from Welsh's bestselling 1996 collection Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance, the film explores the euphoric highs and the devastating lows of the Edinburgh rave scene and stars Adam Sinclair (Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj), Kristin Kreuk (Smallville), Billy Boyd (The Lord of the Rings), Carlo Rota (24),Keram Malicki-Sánchez (Punisher: War Zone), Natalie Brown (Being Human), Stephen McHattie (Watchmen) and Dean McDermott (Open Range).

Check out this exclusive interview clip with Irvine Welsh, where he discusses his favourite clubs:

"Lloyd (Sinclair) is on top of the world – beautiful girls, great club sounds, and a never ending supply of the love drug, sustained by a smuggling sideline for the local
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Win a pair of tickets to the world premiere of Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy at Ministry of Sound - Now Closed

April 17th sees the cinema release of Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy - the latest screen adaptation based upon the works of acclaimed Scottish author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting, The Acid House) - and to celebrate, Flickering Myth are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to the world premiere at London's Ministry of Sound this coming Tuesday.

Along with a drinks reception, the screening will be introduced by director Rob Heydon and cast, and will be followed by a Q&A with Irvine Welsh. After the screening, the club will be open to the public for an after party. The first stage of the line up includes Mark Knight, Darren Emerson, Utah Saints, K-Klass, Hybrid, Dillinja, The Freestylers, Dave Spoon and Angie Brown (Live Pa), with many more to be announced soon. An appearance from Irvine Welsh on the decks is also on the cards, which promises
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This Week In Trailers: Ecstasy, The Other F Word, Junkhearts, A Few Best Men

This Week In Trailers: Ecstasy, The Other F Word, Junkhearts, A Few Best Men
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? Ecstasy Trailers One of the things about trailers is that they come in many iterations and, for a single film, you can sometimes have an
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Interview with Adam Sinclair about Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy

A career high

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy - based on The Undefeated novella from Ecstasy: Three Tales Of Chemical Romance - is finally making its world premiere at this year's Toronto Film Festival, after 10 years in production. Like cult hit Trainspotting, it deals with the impact of drugs on people's lives but when I catch up with up-and-coming star Adam Sinclair, he insists that the film must be taken on its own terms.

"It's got a lot to live up to," he admits. "Trainspotting was a groundbreaking movie and we're not trying to be...
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