VISCERA FILM FESTIVAL IS SEEKING TALENTED INTERNS!

Viscera Film FestivalSee Horror is excited to announce that The Viscera Film Festival is expanding and looking to recruit passionate, qualified and hard-working interns. There are currently a number of positions available for people who are interested in directly assisting female genre filmmakers from all over the world.

Viscera are a non-profit organisation founded by Shannon Lark who works tirelessly to support and showcase new and established women of genre. Viscera is about spreading the word that women can create commercial and creative work which will further the reach for women not only in horror filmmaking, but in all areas of the genre. Viscera are constantly working to get the Viscera films screened and promoted all over the world as part of the Viscera Tour and last summer they held their annual live event at the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles. The world tour has taken (well, it will soon) the festival to Sydney, Australia, the Abattoir Film Festival in Wales and Geek Girl Con in Seattle.

For any filmmakers out there interested in submitting an entry, the closing dates for submissions to the festival are February 28 2012 (Women in Horror Recognition Month) and if you’re keen to get involved you can find out more information here.

And for those who want to apply for an internship: download the ‘Viscera Interns’ PDF and follow the instructions. Only respectful, punctual, and hard-working men and women are encouraged to apply.

ALAN KELLY

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CHRISTMAS HORROR

Are you sick of A Christmas Carol? Have you seen Miracle on 34th Street too many times? Well fear not, the Horror Channel has announced their Christmas schedule and it will make excellent festive viewing for anyone that enjoys the glamorous side of horror.

Particular highlights of the season of Hammer classics include Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) starring Bond Girl bombshell Martine Beswick as Sister Hyde. This gem of a film will be shown at 23:10 on Christmas Eve.

Also scheduled to keep viewers warm over winter is Yutte Stensgaard’s turn as a sexy vampire who takes over a girls school in Lust For A Vampire(1971). Ring in the New Year with this classic on December 31 at 23:10.

Start 2012 in epic fashion with sixties and seventies pin-up Ingrid Pitt as she stars in the iconic role of 1971 film Countess Dracula. This Hammer opus is screened Saturday 7 January at 23:10.

The season of glamorous films finishes on Saturday 14 January with the fan favourite Twins of Evil. Starring former Playboy twins Mary & Madeleine Collinson in the leading roles, this film is guaranteed to keep viewers warm during the harsh winter nights.

You can check out these awesome Hammer classics on the Horror Channel available on SKY 319, VIRGIN 149 and FREESAT 138.

DAN HOWARTH

REVIEW: RED, WHITE & BLUE

Simon Rumley’s latest feature is a tricky and troubling beast. It’s also one of the most memorable DVD releases of the year. Ostensibly Red, White & Blue takes on your typical revenge scenario beloved of so many violent, exploitative B-Movies and twists this familiar trope until it snaps. The film’s been called a ‘slacker revenge movie’, and that phrase sums up best how it works. There’s certainly a lot more going on than a simplistic plot and graphic bloodshed.

Red, White & Blue review

REVIEW: THE DEAD

Lieutenant Brian Murphy (Robert Freeman) is on the last evacuated plane out of an unnamed African city, following what appears to be a worldwide zombie apocalypse. The plane crashes and he’s the sole survivor, washing up on a coast and facing a long trek across unforgiving landscapes to get to safety. Along the way he meets up with Sergeant Daniel Dembele (Prince David Osei), a soldier whose village has been torn apart by zombies and who is now on the trail of his son and they decide to join forces, heading for a military base in the north.

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REVIEW: VIY (1967)

Having previously served as the inspiration for Mario Bava’s La Maschera del Demonio, Nikolai Gogol’s short story The Viy receives a more faithful adaptation here. The Bava connection is an important one, as Georgi Kropachyov and Konstantin Yershov’s film has a look that brings to mind the Italian’s attempt at another Russian tale, namely Aleksey Tolstoy’s The Wurdalak from his portmanteau feature I tre volti della paura (Black Sabbath).

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