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Seance

From the creators of You're Next and Orphan comes Seance, a twisted tale of dark and dangerous dabbling with the dead, from director Simon Barrett (co-writer of You're Next and The Guest) in his feature film debut. Chilling audiences on its Shudder Exclusive premiere, this hair-raising horror arrives on UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 17 January 2022 courtesy of Acorn Media International.

Suki Waterhouse (Assassination Nation, Insurgent) plays Camille Meadows, the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Desperate to fit in and make new friends, when a group of girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, she feels obliged to join in.

They set up a seance to try and summon the spirit of a dead former student who is said to haunt the school halls, but little do they know the devastation they're about to unleash. Before dawn, one of the girls is dead, and the rest of them are left others wondering what they have awakened.

Also starring Madisen Beaty, Ella-Rae Smith, Inanna Sarkis and Seamus Patterson.




Jakob's Wife

Legendary horror star Barbara Crampton takes the lead in Travis Stevens' (Girl on the Third Floor) bloody brilliant vampire feature Jakob's Wife a Shudder Exclusive that's set for its UK Blu-ray debut from Acorn Media International on 10 January 2022. It will also be available on DVD and digital.

Anne (Crampton - Re-Animator, From Beyond) lives in a small town and is married to minister Jakob (Larry Fessenden - The House of the Devil) but, after 30 years, life is rather dull and she yearns for something more.

Following a chance encounter with 'The Master' she discovers bite marks on her neck and suddenly an overwhelming sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before consume her. But Anne soon discovers these changes come with a heavy burden...An ever-increasing body count and a serious toll on her marriage.

For a vampire feature with real bite take a pew and view Jakob's Wife, a marriage made in hell.




Sweetie, You Won't Believe It

Berserk, bloody hilarious and not for the faint hearted; Sweetie, You Won't Believe It gets its UK Premiere at FrightFest this weekend, with its UK release slated for early 2022 from 101 Films.

Director Yernar Nurgarliyev brings us a splattering of blood, guts and laughter in an original and dark - yet hilarious - killer Kazakhstan thriller starring Daniar Alshinov and Asel Kaliyeva as bickering husband and wife, Dastan and Zhanna. Desperate for one last weekend of fun before his baby is born and he has to settle down, Dastan rounds up his two best pals for a boys weekend of fishing and fun, but little do they know their plan for a chilled trip to the lake is about to turn into mad and deadly mayhem.

After accidentally witnessing a murder by a group of thugs, the three friends are suddenly on the run to escape their violent clutches and then things turn even wilder. With a mysterious one-eyed man out for blood and a desperate wannabe bride and her pushy father in the mix, the body count starts to rise. Never mind fishing, will Dastan make it out alive and get to the hospital in time to witness the birth of his child?

Filled with bucket loads of blood, sweat and tears of laughter with Sweetie, you Won't Believe it. Absurd and hysterical - not to mention unapologetically brutal - you really won't believe it.




Krays: Code of Silence

Britain's most notorious gangsters The Krays have gained legendary status with their brutal reign over 1960s London, which continues to fascinate and shock to this day - but who was the man who brought down the infamous gangsters?

Now a brand-new, hard-hitting British feature Krays: Code of Silence, from director Ben Mole, produced by Lucinda Rhodes Thakrar and Jeet Thakrar of Picture Perfect, sees Hollywood star Stephen Moyer take on the role of the driven and determined Detective Nipper Read, the person who took on the seemingly impossible and dangerous mission of bringing down Ronnie and Reggie Kray (onan Summers). But the operation came with a price...

The sixties, London: hemlines are up, and so is the crime rate, the highest level on record. As the Beatles rule the airwaves, heading for world domination - The Krays are on the rise too... using their inimitable violent ways to gain power over the city. Extortion, robbery and murder are rife throughout the capital. Everyone knows the criminals responsible, but will anyone risk it all and speak out against them?

One man, the fearless Detective Nipper Read, is sent in to tackle the unenviable task... bringing the city back under the rule of law and taking on the country's most feared mobsters in the process.

As he faces bent coppers, political backstabbing, and terrified witnesses, Nipper becomes increasingly obsessed, putting everything and everyone he knows at risk.

Determined to bring down London's most feared gangsters, he will push the rules, his moral compass, and his own sense of who he is, to the very edge...to break the code of silence.




SESSION 9 LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY

Lauded as one of the great horror films of the 21st Century, Session 9 is a tense creeping chiller from award-winning director Brad Anderson (The Machinist, Transsiberian), that's earned a cult following since its original release in 2001 and now gets a thrilling Limited Edition Blu-ray release from specialists Second Sight Films.

Desperate to win the contract to clean up the abandoned Danvers State Mental Hospital, the boss of an asbestos removal company promises a rapid one-week turnaround and the pressure is on for his team. As tensions run high to get job done, the crew are harbouring their own dark secrets and they soon discover they're not the only ones... the derelict building has its own ominous past. When a case history tape is uncovered, it reveals shocking secrets hidden within its walls and things take a twisted turn.

Featuring a stellar cast including David Caruso (First Blood, NYPD Blue) Stephen Gevedon (War of the Worlds, 13) Peter Mullan (Tyrannasour, War Horse), Josh Lucas (Ford v Ferrari, Glory Road), the film is set to arrive 27 December 2021 complete with a slew of brilliant special features including: Brand new interviews and commentaries, documentaries, deleted scenes and an alternative ending. The set is presented in a stunning rigid slipcase with new artwork by Christopher Shy, along with a soft cover book with new essays. Full details below.

Settle in for a disturbingly dark Session 9.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Audio commentary by Director and Writer Brad Anderson and Writer Stephen Gevedon

New audio commentary by Mike White and Jed Ayres

The Darkside: a new interview with Brad Anderson

Mike's Session: a new interview with Stephen Gevedon

Back to the Bat: a new interview with Producer David Collins and Director of Photography Uta Briesewitz

Invisible Design: a new interview with Production Designer Sophie Carlhian

The Sound of Dread: a new interview with Composers Robert Millis and Jeffery Taylor

A Twisted Collage: Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on Session 9

Return to Danvers documentary

The Haunted Palace

Horror's Hallowed Grounds: Session 9

Story to Screen with optional Director commentary

Deleted scenes and alternate ending with optional Director commentary

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Christopher Shy

Soft cover book with new essays by Charles Bramesco,Simon Fitzjohn and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas plus behind-the-scenes and location images




The Madame Blanc Mysteries

Escape to fabulous France this winter with TV favourite Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street, Still Open All Hours, Scott & Bailey), who not only stars as the eponymous lead, but also created and co-wrote The Madame Blanc Mysteries, a charming and entertaining new series that's been described as 'Antiques Roadshow meets Midsomer Murders' (TV Times).

The show is set to delight on DVD and digital on 13 December 2021, courtesy of Acorn Media International, following its TV debut on Channel 5.

When Mancunian Antiques dealer, Jean White's (Lindsay)) husband, Rory, is killed in a car crash on the way back from a business trip in France, life as she knows it, is changed forever. Not only has she lost her husband, but she soon discovers that he was living a double life and has blown all their money - leaving her destitute and penniless.

With everything snatched from her, Jean reluctantly relocates to their one remaining asset - a cottage in French antiques hotspot, Sainte Victoire, where she begins to investigate Rory's mysterious death. There she is joined by an eclectic bunch of on-screen legends, including Judith (Sue Holderness - Only Fools and Horses), Dom (Steve Edge - Phoenix Nights), Jeremy (Robin Askwith - Confessions) and Charlotte (Sanchia McCormack - Broadchurch). But Jean quickly learns that the circumstances surrounding the accident are more suspicious than they first appeared. When a series of antiques-related mysteries erupt around the village Jean gets caught up in Sherlockian shenanigans - but can she solve the case close to her heart? Historical artefacts, happy-go-lucky characters, and a loveable lead: The Madame Blanc Mysteries is the modern murder-mystery with heart and humour we've all been waiting for.




Dalgliesh

Bertie Carvel takes the titular lead in Dalgliesh, a brand-new, must-watch period crime drama which is set to delight on its DVD and digital release this December courtesy of Acorn Media International, following its UK premiere on Channel 5.

Based on renowned author P.D. James's bestselling novels Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries, this gripping new drama follows the enigmatic detective and poet (Carvel - Doctor Foster, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Tragedy of Macbeth), as he takes on extraordinary murder cases, and reveals long-buried secrets. The six-part series arrives on DVD and digital on 6 December 2021.

Following in the footsteps of distinguished detectives such as Sherlock Holmes and Poirot, Adam Dalgliesh takes us to 1970's England solving strange mysteries including: a student nurse poisoned during training, a homeless man and a retired Tory politician found dead with their throats slashed in a London church and a very suspicious death at a mysterious disability care home. Dedicating his career to cracking crime and bringing killers to justice, Dalgliesh is forced to uncover some dark and dangerous truths along the way...

Written by Helen Edmundson (Mary Magdalene) alongside a host of talented scribes, the show features a brilliant line-up of guests including Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Natasha Little (War of the Worlds) and Mirren Mack (Sex Education). The series draws upon three books, tracing the detective's expansive crime-fighting career, with each case offering its own unique setting and an exciting guest cast.

Get sleuthing with your new favourite detective drama Dalgliesh.




QUEENS OF MYSTERY SERIES 2 - ACORN TV ORIGINAL WORLD PREMIERE

Roll out the red-carpet. The Emmy Award-nominated Queens of Mystery is back for a second series of the brilliant, bold and thrilling homegrown hit mystery drama. Making its World Premiere exclusively on Acorn TV, this Acorn Original series created by writer Julian Unthank (Doc Martin, New Tricks) is wickedly offbeat, with bold visuals, quirky characters, and darkly comic murders.

Series two sees the return of British acting favourites Julie Graham (The Bletchley Circle, Shetland, Penance), Siobhan Redmond (Unforgotten, The Replacement, Taggart), and Sarah Woodward (The Pale Horse, Quiz, The Politician's Husband) as the eponymous queens. Florence Hall (Jonathan Creek) joins the cast as detective niece Matilda, who is 'helped' by her mystery-writing aunts who believe their knowledge of crime fiction makes them perfectly qualified to help her solve whodunit-style murders. Now in the swing of things in her hometown of Wildemarsh, Matilda lives happily above her Aunt Jane's 'Murder Ink' bookshop, but it's not long before the town has a killer in its midst, and as always, Aunts Beth, Cat and Jane are on hand to assist in the investigations.



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