The Love Witch has set her sights on the UK. The Final Girls have teamed up with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to bring Anna Biller's latest film to select UK theaters. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Kumail Nanjiani's curates a Shudder collection, the music video for Deathless Legacy's "Witches' Brew," details on The Quacky Slasher, and The Sunken Convent festival screening.

The Love Witch UK Theatrical Release Details: Press Release: "Feminist film collective The Final Girls partner with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to present a UK-wide preview tour of Anna Biller’s highly anticipated new feature, The Love Witch.

Launching at The Prince Charles Cinema, London on Thursday 23rd February 2017, The Final Girls will host a series of events, Q&A’s and discussions across the UK at venues including Glasgow Film Theatre and Bristol Watershed.

The tour will conclude on Tuesday 14th March with a hosted screening at London’s Picturehouse Central, where the film will play Picturehouses’ Discover Tuesday strand at Picturehouse cinemas across the UK.

The partnership on The Love Witch aims to contextualize the film as intended and highlight the contribution of director Anna Biller to genre cinema. Each one of the events will be given unique feel through use of discussions, presentation and celebration of Biller’s filmography, Q&As with director and talent and even a Love Witch-themed tea party.

Confirmed screenings and events are detailed below. Tickets will be made available from each of the venue websites.

Preview: The Love Witch + Skype Q&A with director Anna Biller - 23rd February - The Prince Charles Cinema, London

Preview: The Love Witch + short film - 1st March - Glasgow Film Theatre

Preview: The Love Witch + extended introduction by The Final Girls - 2nd March - Bristol Watershed

14th March - Discover Tuesday strand (Picturehouse cinemas UK-wide) with a hosted screening at Picturehouse Central, London

More venues will be confirmed shortly.

The screenings are made possible with thanks to Icon Distribution Icon and FrightFest Presents. The Love Witch will be released UK-wide on March 10th in cinemas and on-demand under the ‘FrightFest presents’ label."

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Kumail Nanjiani's Shudder Picks: Press Release: "Shudder,the horror streaming service backed by AMC Networks, announces the multi-talented comedian and Silicon Valley actor Kumail Nanjiani as the curator of a new collection of horror films on Shudder. The writer, performer, and producer sat down with Shudder head curator Sam Zimmerman to dish on his favorite horror films, all of which members can now view on the Shudder platform.

Kumail Nanjiani, born in Karachi, Pakistan, became a monster fanatic and lover of 80’s horror movies at an early age, sparking his love of things that go “bump” in the night. Nanjiani, known for his comedy chops in HBO’s Silicon Valley and Comedy Central’s The Meltdown, will celebrate the premiere of his new feature The Big Sick, co-written with his wife Emily V. Gordon and directed by Michael Showalter, at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

Staying true to his comedic background, Kumail’s appreciation for tonal balance of horror-comedy can be felt in his curated picks for Shudder. “The trick is the horror is real and the comedy is the people's reaction to it and being ill-equipped to handle it,” said Nanjiani of his horror-comedy picks, John Dies at the End and Grabbers.

Kumail Nanjiani’s full collection is now available on Shudder and includes the following films:


“A product of its time, but also commenting on its time. The shunting really is so grotesque.”


“My wife and I watched the movie, and it sort-of blew our minds. I’d never seen a movie that was challenging, weird, surreal, and super funny.”


“It’s a great premise. There are monsters, and if you’re drunk, the monsters won’t attack you. The character work is really good, and it’s set in a type of town you don’t see in American horror movies.”


“It’s very rare for the true protagonist of a movie to be the villain of the movie. You see this Super at work, thinking he’s the good guy, and slowly you realize the stuff he’s up to.”


“A school shooting from the perspective of the parents of the school shooter. Not a traditional horror movie, but it is terrifying."

Kumail Nanjiani is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer who has been featured in Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," Hollywood Reporter's "10 Rising Comedy Talents" and New York Magazine's "10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny." Nanjiani first gained attention for his one-man show Unpronounceable and has performed stand-up on TBS’ Conan, NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Nanjiani is known for his starring roles in TNT’s Franklin & Bash, HBO’s Silicon Valley, Comedy Central’s The Meltdown, as well as his big screen appearances in Central Intelligence, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and has even more laughs in store for 2017 with The Big Sick which premieres at Sundance Film Festival this year.

About Shudder

Shudder is a premium streaming video service, serving both the casual and hardcore fans of horror and suspenseful entertainment. Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, and with a wide library ranging from hard-to-find international and independent films to thrilling TV series to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters, Shudder has something for everyone. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder’s growing library of expertly curated Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Supernatural and Dark Thrillers is available in the US, Canada, UK, and Canada ad-free and for unlimited viewing on Shudder’s website, iOS and Android mobile apps, Chromecast, Apple TV, and Roku with a free one week trial or $4.99 monthly/ $49.99 yearly membership. To sign up or learn more about Shudder, visit


A Look at Deathless Legacy's "Witches' Brew" Music Video: Press Release: "The Italian horror metalheads Deathless Legacy are proud to officially present their new official video clip for “Witches' Brew”. Directed by Andrea Falaschi, Deathless Legacy's drummer (The Necromancer), the video was recorded at Villa Webb, set in Bagni di Lucca (LU), residence of Lord Byron himself and location of the “Museo dell'Impossibile” developed by Christian Alpini.

“Witches' Brew” is the second official release from Deathless Legacy's third album “Dance With Devils”, to be released via Scarlet Records on January 27th.

If you want to discover all the oddities behind “Witches' Brew” follow Deathless Legacy on Facebook:

“Dance With Devils” has been announced by the first official track released “Headless Horseman”. Watch the official music video at the following link:"


The Quacky Slasher Short Film Details: "Scarred by events from his childhood, Michael Quackers has spent 20 years in a psychiatric ward. Until now...

Returning home to fight the criminal underbelly of his town, Michael must become the one thing that scares him most if he is to succeed. He must become... A duck.

From the people that brought you critically acclaimed YouTube sitcom Dead Town comes a new kind of vigilante. One that is not afraid to fall fowl of the law.

A crowdfunding campaign has just been launched with shooting for The Quacky Slasher is set to begin early 2017.

About Writer / Director - Peter Mckeirnon

Peter is a bestselling author, screenwriter and director, known for the Death in a Northern Town book series, Justice is Red: Dawn of Red Eye, horror short film swings & roundabouts and the critically acclaimed horror comedy YouTube sitcom, Dead Town.

Interview with writer / director - Peter Mckeirnon

What is the story about?

Peter Mckeirnon: The Quacky Slasher is about Michael Quackers, a man traumatized by events from his childhood, takes on the persona of a vigilante duck, to strike fear into the criminal underbelly of his hometown.

Where did the idea come from?

Peter Mckeirnon: We introduced the character of Michael Quackers in a very short horror film (14 seconds to be exact) called Fowl Play. Here it is,

The idea came from wanting to make something quickly and low budget that would not only freak people out but make the audience ask questions. Why is the girl in the trunk? Did the man kidnap the girl or is he saving her? Is Michael Quackers saving her or is he going to kill her? Why the fuck is he wearing a duck mask?

Fowl Play was so well received that I decided to explore the questions we asked of the audience and develop our 14 second micro short into an extended short film.

What influenced your writing?

Peter Mckeirnon: The Quacky Slasher very much wears its heart on its sleeve and its influences are clear for everyone to see. John Carpenter has long been one of my biggest influences in horror and the character of Michael Quackers is very much a gushing tribute to Halloween. The overall feel of the film, its tone and comedic moments are inspired by British alternative comedy of the 1980s and 1990s. I was raised on a comedic diet of The Comic Strip Presents, The Young Ones, Bottom and The League of Gentlemen to name a few and the comedy writing of Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Peter Richardson and Pete Richens are a definite influence on The Quacky Slasher.

When does production start?

Peter Mckeirnon: We have just launched our crowdfunding campaign to raise £3,000 to make The Quacky Slasher and we have some wonderful perks on offer for anyone that can donate. These perks include signed posters, designed by the amazing guys at NeonGore, DVDs, t-shirts, scripts and limited edition Quacky Slasher sculpted busts, created by Paul Fay. Paul is one of the UK’s leading portrait and design sculptors and has produced work for both Marvel and the BBC. We are thrilled to be working with him.

For more information about our crowdfunding campaign to make The Quacky Slasher, here is a link to our IndieGoGo page:

For more information about NeonGore, the guys behind The Quacky Slasher Poster, you can visit their website here:


The Sunken Convent Festival Screening Details: The Sunken Convent has been selected for The Clermont-Ferrand Int. Short Film Festival, taking place February 3rd–11th in France. The short film is also expected to screen at Courts Mais Trash (Belgium, end of January) and Landshut Short Film Festival (Germany, March).

To learn more about The Sunken Convent, visit the short film’s Facebook page.

“Danish short film written and directed by Michael Panduro and inspired by the writing of Hans Christian Andersen.

A man wakes up, he goes to work, he eats in, he does a bit of home surgery, he drives to the woods.

Told without words and loosely inspired by the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, 'The Sunken Convent' is a grotesque and slightly surreal story of bad habits.”

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).