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The Twin

Prepare for double the trouble as we come face to face with The Twin - a disturbing and terrifying psychological horror from Finnish director Taneli Mustonen (Lake Bodom, Reunion). Midsommar and Hereditary fans will be thrilled with this unflinchingly eerie and spine-chilling Shudder Original, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital 3 October 2022 from Acorn Media International.

In the aftermath of a tragic accident that saw their son killed, Rachel (Teresa Palmer - A Discovery of Witches, Lights Out, Hacksaw Ridge) and Anthony (Steven Cree - Maleficent, Outlander, Brave) decide to move to the other side of the world to focus on their surviving twin son, Elliot (Tristan Ruggeri - The Witcher).

What begins as a time to heal in the isolated Scandinavian countryside turns into a desperate battle for the very soul of their child. When an entity claiming to be his dead brother possesses Elliot, Rachel must embark on a deadly and disturbing journey to unravel the horrible truth about the twin. Forced to confront the unbearable truth, Rachel's nightmare is only just beginning...

This horror promises twists and turns galore and sinister shocks aplenty that will keep viewers guessing until the very end.

Dare you meet The Twin in this highly atmospheric and unrelentingly tense thriller?

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Acorn TV October 2022 Highlights

Monday 3 October - Recipes For Love And Murder Series 1 Complete Series Box set

Award-winning actress Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander, Orphan Black, The Tudors, Kin) takes the lead in this dangerously delicious Acorn TV Original mystery drama, based on Sally Andrew's best-selling novels about a newspaper cookery columnist - Tannie Maria (Auntie Maria) - in a small, vibrant town in the beautiful region of the Karoo in South Africa. Watch the complete series as eps 9 and 10 arrive Monday, 3rd October on Acorn TV.

When the newspaper decides to cut her recipes column, Maria (Kennedy) lobbies to take on over the advice column instead, but things soon take an unexpected turn when a correspondent - who had written to Maria about her abusive husband - is found dead and Maria starts to investigate what happened, as well as trying to make sense of her own mysterious past.

Joining forces with Jessie September (newcomer Kylie Fisher), a rookie, risk-taking journalist, and sometimes rival, they take it upon themselves to try and catch the killer... before the local police find more victims. But will they make too many enemies and risk the perpetrator catching them first? Meanwhile, Maria comforts her readers by blending experiential advice with soothing recipes. This wonderful series is truly chicken soup for the soul.

Monday 10 October - My Life Is Murder Series 3 (Complete 1 - 3)

TV favourite Lucy Lawlass (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) resumes her lead role as retired detective and sourdough superstar Alexa Crowe in 10 brand-new episodes, the first two premiere exclusively on 10th Oct, with two episodes arriving weekly on subsequent Mondays.

Alexa takes on a raft of fascinating, powerful and surprising suspects - from eccentric billionaires and grieving florists to tango dancers and fiery fashionistas in this brand-new series. The only thing they have in common is that none of them are expecting her unique brand of crime solving... but they'll quickly learn that this savvy sleuth is not to be underestimated.

Her small 'found family' of fierce supporters, friends and fellow investigators are back: her partner-in-crime-solving, Madison (Ebony Vagulans), charismatic detective Harry (Rawiri Jobe), and cafe owner Reuben (Joe Naufahu, Game of Thrones) - and that's before her actual family members turn up to add their own drama.

Monday 24 October - True Colours

Detective Toni Alma is assigned to investigate a suspicious car accident in Perdar Theendar, the Indigenous community she left as a child and has had little to do with over the years, in this gripping Australian crime drama starring Luke Arnold, Rarriwuy Hick, Megan Hollier and The Unusual Suspects' Miranda Otto.

Monday 17 Octover - Maria Kallio Series 1

Meet Maria Kallio, your favourite new detective in this gripping Nordic noir, based on Leena Lehtolaine's best-selling novels. Investigating murders wasn't Maria's first career choice, she always dreamt of being a lawyer, but now she's chief of the homicide unit in the Helsinki suburbs.

Just one final exam away from her law degree, Maria's had enough of her studies, so accepts a temporary position as the lead of the Western Uusimaapolice murder squad. Maria makes a sharp murder investigator, with her quick and decisive ways, but her personal life is quite the opposite. Although career driven, she also dreams of having a relationship and family, but things aren't quite going to plan as she faces the dilemmas of a 30-something modern woman.

The series sees her tackle a slew of cases, from the murder of a spiritual community preacher, to the death of a young girl from an immigrant family that finds Maria amid a nationalist extremist group. There's a prostitute poisoned on live TV, a female paedophile is killed after her release from prison, and a sports boss suffocates in a sports gala. And her life gets even more complicated when she falls for a colleague, something she vowed never to do.

Monday 3 October - Baptiste Series 1

One of TVs best-loved French detectives, Julien Baptiste, played by the inimitable Tcheky Karyo (The Patriot, La Femme Nikita) made a massive impact in the hugely successful drama, The Missing and now the insightful but stubborn eponymous investigator's very own show, Baptiste, from Harry and Jack Williams, comes to Acorn TV.

When Julien and his wife move to Amsterdam, his ex-girlfriend, who happens to be the Chief of Police, seeks out his help for his questioning skills and persistent approach to crime solving. Baptiste becomes heavily embroiled in a case that peels back the layers of atrocity in the trade of sex and drugs and exposes the vile depths of human behaviour. The stellar cast includes Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Rev) and Jessica Raine (Patrick Melrose, Call the Midwife).

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The Guest 4K UHD & Blu-ray

Following its lauded Limited Edition release Second Sight Films now welcomes Adam Wingard's cult favourite thriller The Guest - starring Dan Stevens in a career-defining turn - on Standard Edition 4K UHD and Standard Edition Blu-ray on 26 September 2022.

This riveting, slick and darkly comic action-thriller catapulted Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens from TV period drama favourite to Hollywood hardman and a force to be reckoned with, as David, a veteran who turns up unannounced one day at the home of the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their recently deceased soldier son, who died in action. Disarming and charming, they welcome the stranger into their home and their lives, but little do they know what they've let themselves in for.

On the surface David is the perfect guest, friendly and helpful, with nothing too much trouble, he quickly becomes part of the family, but when people in town start dying under mysterious circumstances, teenage daughter Anna (Maika Monroe - It Follows, Independence Day: Resurgence) begins to suspect that David might not be who he seems.

Now the astounding action-packed thriller gets a Standard Edition 4K and Blu-ray release with brand new colour grading supervised by director Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs Kong, You're Next). The UHD is presented in Dolby Vision HDR, there's new and archive commentaries from the director and writer Simon Barrett (You're Next, V/H/S) and much more, see full list of features below.

With all-out action, a rip-roaring 80s-inspired soundtrack and a wicked glint in its eye, The Guest will be worthy of your hospitality.

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They Live In The Grey

Get ready for unrelenting terror with They Live In The Grey - a stylish and terrifying paranormal thriller with echoes of paranormal big hitters The Sixth Sense and The Conjuring. Written and directed by The Vang Brothers - best known for Bedeviled - this scare-you-senseless supernatural Shudder Original is set to arrive on DVD and digital on 26 September 2022 from Acorn Media International.

When clairvoyant social worker Claire (Michelle Krusiec - Hollywood) is handed a new child protection case, a young girl called Sophie (Madelyn Grace - Don't Breathe 2), she notices the child is covered in scratches and bruises. Sophie says they're from reckless skateboarding, but it's not long before Claire senses there's something else in her house... something sinister.

As Sophie and her parents, Giles (Ken Kirby - Good Trouble, Dynasty) and Audrey (Ellen Wroe - For All Mankind, Shameless), are tormented by an evil spirit, Claire realises that to save the parents from losing custody of their child, she must confront her fears and stop the malevolent force... before it's too late.

Suspenseful, chilling, and at times heart-wrenching, this emotionally packed, nerve-jangling paranormal thriller promises to put audiences through the wringer.

They Live In The Grey delivers an enthralling and potent exploration of grief and makes for a compelling, captivating must-watch.

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British acting great Neil Maskell puts the fear of God into those that destroyed his family, in the wickedly twisted, brutal, anxiety-inducing Bull, from writer/director Paul Andrew Williams. Following a barnstorming reception from critics and film fans alike on its theatrical release, this savage, heart-thumping thriller, now gets the Limited Edition Blu-ray treatment, from Second Sight Films this September.

Bull (Maskell - Kill List, Utopia) is back after ten years away with only one mission... vengeance. Returning to his hometown he tracks down every member of the ruthless crime family - that left him for dead and kidnapped his only son - and will stop at nothing to make them pay for their crimes.

This deeply damaged soul, once a caring father, is now a brutal enforcer who will go to any extreme to exact his bloody and brutal revenge on those that have wronged him and the most important person in his life.

Bull arrives on Limited Edition Blu-ray in a collectable box set presented in a rigid case with brand new artwork from James Neal a soft-cover book with brand-new essays. It includes an audio commentary with Paul Andrew Williams and Neil Maskell, a new interview with the director plus interviews with producers Dominic Tighe and Leonora Darby. The set will be available on 26 September 2022, please see full list of features on press release.

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The Last Thing Mary Saw

EVERY FAMILY has its secrets, and The Last Thing Mary Saw is a frightening secret audiences will want in on. From Edoardo Vitaletti, in his directorial debut, this gothic horror features a stand-out cast, including horror favourite Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan), Rory Culkin (Signs), Stefanie Scott (Insidious 3) and Judith Roberts (Orange Is the New Black, You Were Never Really Here), who give showstopping performances. Having premiered at the 2021 Fantasia International Film Festival, this dark and enchanting Shudder Original is now set to arrive on DVD and digital on 19 September 2022 from Acorn Media International.

We begin in Southold, New York, 1843, where we meet a young Mary (Stefanie Scott) with blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, as she is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother's mysterious death.

As the story flashes back, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious and eerily claustrophobic household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor (Isabelle Fuhrman), the family's maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God's behalf, view the girls' relationship as an abomination to be dealt with as severely as possible, inflicting brutal punishments.

The couple attempts to carry on in secret, but someone is always watching or listening, and the wages of perceived sin threaten to become death, with the tension only heightened by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger (Rory Culkin) and the revelation of greater forces at work...

The Last Thing Mary Saw oozes with palpable oppression, suspense, and sin. This dark and dread-filled horror promises to sate genre fans' thirst for supernatural twists and innate terror. Audiences should get ready to witness The Last Thing Mary Saw - painfully tense, heart-wrenching and impossible to forget.

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The Cancer Conflict

From the acclaimed director of The Spy Who Fell to Earth and The Night Caller, Thomas Meadmore, comes The Cancer Conflict - a challenging, evocative and heart-wrenching new film that follows two very different journeys following their cancer diagnoses and explores the complicated world of approved and alternative treatment.

The Cancer Conflict is set for its UK Premiere at Global Health Film Festival on 5 September 2022, before arriving on digital platforms on 19 September ahead of World Cancer Research Day on 24 September, courtesy of Java Films.

Two cancer patients, two different treatments. This tender, compelling and thought-provoking feature-length documentary examines the power of human determination and the divide in opinion surrounding cancer therapies in the UK - the country with the lowest cancer survival rate in Western Europe. It also shows the human impact of this devastating disease on the patient and their loved ones.

The latest figures from the American Medical Association show that 90 per cent of cancer patients around the globe up will seek treatment outside of their healthcare system... a decision that doubles the risk of death. The Cancer Conflict focusses on the lives and treatments of Grant and Surinder - two people who have each chosen very different routes. Grant has opted for medical, evidence-based treatment and Surinder has chosen an alternative, more holistic approach.

Exploring the challenges in making these decisions in a world of rampant misinformation and a clash of truths, this important documentary asks one question: What are the consequences of turning away from the experts?

Expounding the importance of holding on to hope -The Cancer Conflict explores the divide between conflicting information and belief.

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Recipes For Love and Murder

Award-winning actress Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander, Orphan Black, The Tudors, Kin) stars in the dangerously delicious Acorn TV Original mystery drama, Recipes for Love and Murder, premiering Monday, September 5 with two episodes on Acorn TV, AMC Networks' acclaimed streamer devoted to British and international television.

Based on Sally Andrew's best-selling novels 'A Tannie Maria Mystery,' the ten-part series follows a newspaper recipe advice columnist, Tannie Maria ('Auntie Maria' in Afrikaans), who offers guidance and counsel and helps investigate crimes in her small town in the vibrant, beautiful region of the Karoo in South Africa. Two new episodes will premiere weekly every Monday through October 3.

When the local newspaper cuts her recipe column, Tannie Maria (Kennedy) lobbies to take on the role of advice columnist. Things take an unexpected turn when a correspondent who writes to Maria about her abusive husband is found dead. Maria's worlds collide as she begins working through her own mysterious past trying to solve the case. Maria joins forces with a local, risk-taking, rookie journalist, and sometimes rival, Jessie September (newcomer Kylie Fisher), to investigate the murder and catch the killer - before the local police find more victims. But will they make too many enemies in the process and risk the perpetrator catching them first? Meanwhile, Maria comforts her readers by blending experiential advice with soothing recipes-truly chicken soup for the soul.

The series also stars Tony Kgoroge (Black Sails, Invictus, Long Walk to Freedom) as Chief Detective Khaya Meyer, Elton Landrew as Constable Piet, Arno Greeff as Warrant Officer Regardt Snyman, Jennifer Steyn as newspaper editor Hattie Wilson, and Lee Duru as Grace.

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