This is just a small article on a label I have found over the past few years over here in Northern Ireland (UK basically). I used to find these everywhere like in old book and dvd stores, HMV, Virgin Media (when it was still open), NV as well I think, They were cheap indie horror films to say the least.
I will update this article with all my ‘Film 2000 Shock Horror Collection’ films, just to show you the style and substance they’ve had on the B movie genre.
Unfortunately there is no official Film 2000 website anymore – there was one quite a while ago with the full library and new releases on the front page, crude but that just like the label. To be honest there were a select few favourites I loved in the collection, films like ‘Jigsaw‘, and ‘Shower of Blood‘ two good titles that could have had made part of a fun night in.
I miss these days, the thrill of opening a film not knowing anything about other that ‘what a brilliant cover design’ or just the label banner adorning the front of it. eBay here I come!
I could trawl through my film collection and list some others but here’s some more:
- Shadows Of The Dead
- Wax Mask
- Camp Blood
- Blood Gnome (actually pretty good)
- Head Cheerleader, Dead Cheerleader
- Blood Dancers
You could say their releases were crude or schlock horror, but in my opinion it was just your standard indie horror with a few gems thrown in for good measure. I miss theNow my question is, Film 2000 are you still operating? Can’t seem to track down any information on it, or many of their films released through the label. If anyone has any other titles or even a release list, then please contact me using the either the form here or reply to this article – would be very much appreciated.
One of my good friends is a big fan of the TCM films so thought I’d put up an article on the site here.
The site is blog based with up-to-date news, a Movies section (information on all the TCM films), a Forum which is pretty active, an Amazon Store, and a Contact area.
If you’re a fan at all then this site has it all, I was impressed with the amount of detail in a lot of the posts o the forum about the films and characters, they definitely know their films.
Check it out here: http://www.texaschainsawmassacre.co.uk
As I was in the bank today I picked up a catalogue of all things happening in belfast over the next month or two and was surprised to see multiple horror (yes, horror!) films being shown at the Queens Film Theatre.
Check all the October showing here.
Of them all I’d definitely like to see:
Date: 22/10/11 @ 4PM
A very different take on the ghost story, Blithe Spirit was adapted from Noel Coward’s play of the same name and directed by the great David Lean.
Full of Coward’s customary wit, the film stars Rex Harrison as novelist Charles Condomine. When Charles decides to hold a seance at home, hosted by the eccentric medium Madame Arcati (the wonderful Margaret Rutherford) the ghost of his ex-wife Elvira is conjured up, something his current (and very much alive) wife Ruth is none too happy about…
Date: 24/10/11 9.15PM
A genuinely scary adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel, The Haunting of Hill House.
Focusing on a group of paranormal investigators who are staying in the house in a bid to uncover its secrets, The Haunting evokes a creeping sense of terror and has one of cinema’s scariest moments ever. Martin Scorsese rated it his number one scary film and who are we to disagree?
The Blair Witch Project – Would love to see the audience’s reactions since it was released.
Date: 25/10/11 9.15PM
By playing on our innate fear of the unknown, The Blair Witch Project continues to inspire fear and provides proof that it doesn’t take a blockbuster budget to make a truly terrifying horror film.
Ringu – (This is a cert)
Date: 27/10/11 9.15PM
A grainy, enigmatic videotape has the power to kill people seven days after they watch it.
Fans of the US remake will find a less elaborate storyline and more primal fear in the original version; the basic plot, however, still has a worried reporter (Nanako Matsushima) tracking down the meaning of the video–and, having watched it herself, she has only a week to work it out.
There are quite a few more but these are the ones I’d certainly check out. These all take place in the same venue so I’ll be doing an article on how it goes (audience reactions, images from the event etc.)