Monthly Archives: October 2021

For nearly two decades now Unleashed have been the chief Vikings of the death metal world and with their new album No Sign Of Life they defend that throne to the death.

Recently Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down with Unleashed main man Johnny Hedlund. In the interview Hedlund tells Subculture that the album begun with the idea of an novel 15 years ago and just how excited he is that they can now bring it life in song.

You can take a listen to the full interview right here:

To celebrate Halloween this year Subculture has teamed up with our good friends at Acorn Media to bring you a giveaway that will make all your Halloween dreams come true.

Simply go to our Subculture Entertainment Facebook page and private message us the name of your favourite horror film to watch on Halloween.

If you do you will go in the running to win a special Acorn Media Horror pack that contains copies of the following films.

FRIED BARRY

Synopsis: Barry is a drug-addled, abusive bastard who – after yet another bender – gets abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as an alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as our alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind.

Critical Acclaim: “Fried Barry is like having an acid trip during an out of body experience. It’s surreal, wild, exciting, disturbing and ultimately a must see.” – Ghastly Grinning

Special Features: Filmmaker Commentary, The Making of Fried Barry, Fried Barry Behind-the-Scenes, Fried Barry Short Film, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Barry Advertisements, “How To” with Barry, Alternate Trailer, Outtakes (Blu-ray only).

Release Date: 20th October 2021

Rated: R18+, High impact themes, nudity and sex

RRP: $29.95 (DVD) $34.95 (Blu-ray)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCu6ge0LLto

SON

Synopsis: After a mysterious group of individuals breaks into Laura’s home and attempts to steal her eight-year-old son David, the two of them flee town in search of safety. But soon after the failed kidnapping, David becomes extremely ill, suffering from increasingly sporadic psychosis and convulsions. Following her maternal instincts to save him, Laura commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but soon, she must decide how far she is willing to go to save her son.

Critical Acclaim: “Ivan Kavanagh once again delivers potent chills and an unnerving atmosphere. SON devastates with insidious dread that leaves a mark.” – Bloody Disgusting

Special Features: Interviews with the Cast and Crew and Deleted Scenes.

Release Date: October 20

Rated: MA15+, Strong supernatural themes and violence

RRP: $29.95 (DVD) $34.95 (Blu-ray)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxwA_E0ywUs

THE POWER

Synopsis: London, 1974. As Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val (Rose Williams, Sanditon) arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val is forced to work the night shift in the empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face her own traumatic past in order to confront the malevolent force that’s intent on destroying everything around her.

Critical Acclaim: “a profoundly unsettling thriller with a performance that would make Linda Blair proud” – IndieWire

Special Features: Audio Commentary with Director Corinna Faith and Actor Rose Williams, Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZfRRB8XUNM

Rated: MA15+, Strong supernatural themes and violence

RRP: $29.95 (DVD)$34.95 (Blu-ray)

BELZEBUTH

Synopsis: Special Agent Emanuel Ritter leads a police investigation into a series of shocking deaths. But after a priest from the Vatican finds a link between the murders and an ancient demon, a descent into horror ensues.

Critical Acclaim: “one of the most imaginative possession films in recent memory, if not of all time” – Bloody Disgusting

Special Features: N/A

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4HD1cSwr1M

Rated: R18+, High impact horror themes and violence

RRP: $29.95 (DVD)$34.95 (Blu-ray)

VIOLATION

Synopsis: With her marriage about to implode, Miriam returns to her hometown to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister and brother-in-law. But one evening, a tiny slip in judgement leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked, reeling, and furious. Believing her sister to be in danger, Miriam decides she must protect her at all costs, but the price of revenge is high and she is not prepared for the toll it takes as she begins to emotionally and psychologically unravel.

Critical Acclaim: “A tremendous film, an absolute stunner that is as horrifically gruesome as it is necessary.” – Screen Anarchy

Special Features: Meet the Filmmakers, TIFF Intro

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otu7hGMgmcQ

Rated: R18+, High impact themes, violence, sexualised nudity and sexual violence

RRP: $34.95 (Blu-ray)

*Only available on Blu-ray

Filmmaker Andrew Baird took on a huge task when he was chosen to helm a brand new dystopian thriller starring Guy Pearce and Travis Fimmel called Zone 414.

In his interview with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths Andrew chats about how they made the film seem so slick on such a low budget and what he had to do when his lead men swapped roles.

You can take a listen to the full interview right here:

The Atomic Beau Project return with their new single and video! The Brisbane-based outfit bring the new single to light to speak to the world about a terrifying and unsettling disorder experienced by vocalist Beau. The new single will be released into the world on Friday October 29th and can be pre-saved now at https://gyro.to/FallToTheBeast.

‘Fall To The Beast’ portrays lead singer Beau’s battle with depersonalisation/derealisation disorder, a chronic condition where your own life and body feel like a dream, and devoid of all colour. In line with the band’s contrasting sound of dark/heavy instrumentals against soft, delicate vocals, the track depicts the protagonist’s struggle against the beast of depersonalisation and derealisation, but finds herself turning the tides on the beast and fighting a noble fight.

Vocalist Beau says “On the surface, Fall To The Beast is a heavy hitter reminiscent of Arch Enemy, Poppy, and Spiritbox, but it’s actually the most personal, meaningful track we’ve written to date.  Depersonalisation and Derealisation are terrifying when they hit, and before I knew what this bizarre experience was, it was like the whole world had shifted off its axis. Now I’m wiser, and I’ve got my way of dealing with it and turning it into a positive. That’s the story behind this track, it’s the internal fight we all have with our internal beasts.

The accompanying video clip depicts the contrast between the vividness of a normal life, and the colourless experience of depersonalisation and derealisation.

The track features vocalist Max Van Heusden laying down brutal heavy screams that complement Beau’s ambient, haunting vocals.

Musically, the track draws on the band’s broad inspirations, including elements of thrash, drum and bass, metalcore, electronica, and hard rock. In line with the band’s DIY ethos, the writing, production, and mixing are all done in-house, allowing the band to fully explore their artistic musical direction. The track is mastered by Lance Prenc (Polaris, Alpha Wolf, Gravemind), and the distinctive video was created by Max Van Heusden.

With 2021 launching The Atomic Beau Project into the live Australian music scene, the band has continued to grow in reputation, having shared the stage with Australian music legends CogRedhookVoyager, and Osaka Punch, and receiving extensive airplay on triple J, triple J unearthed, MMM Hard N Heavy and more.

In addition, the band draws on their unique fan base stemming from the SCP universe; an online community consisting of millions of science fiction writers and fans who write about a fictional secret organisation. The Atomic Beau Project first drew notice from this unique community after releasing 2 tracks based on literature written by fans from the universe.

The Atomic Beau Project’s ‘Fall To The Beast’ will be released into the world on Friday October 29 and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved now at https://gyro.to/FallToTheBeast.

This is one interview that every young, budding filmmaker needs to listen to. Director Adam Ethan Crow wanted to make his horror film Lair and he didn’t let any obstacle stop him.

In his interview with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths Crow talks about the obstacles that threw themselves in front of him when it came to making this film, but he also talks about how he overcome them to create a movie that critics are now raving about.

Take a listen to the full interview right here:

A dream team of formidable female stars come together in a hard-driving original approach to the globe-trotting espionage genre in The 355.  

 When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown will need to join forces with rival badass German agent Marie, former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng, who is tracking their every move. As the action rockets around the globe from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to the opulent auction houses of Shanghai, the quartet of women will forge a tenuous loyalty that could protect the world—or get them killed.   

The 355 is directed by Simon Kinberg and stars Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz,Diane Kruger, Bingbing Fan, Sebastian Stan and Edgar Ramírez.  

THE 355 releases in Australia, only in cinemas, on January 6, 2022

It doesn’t take chatting to producer Jason Blum for very long to realise just how excited that he is that his company Blumhouse Productions is the company behind Halloween Kills.

In this interview with Subculture’s Dave Griffiths Blum chats about what made him want to make a Halloween trilogy and how proud he is of Halloween Kills.

You can take a listen to the full interview right here: