Shout! Factory Takes Cockneys vs. Zombies, Tower Block for U.S. Release

Shout! Factory has aquired two UK titles that recently played to Fantastic Fest audiences in September.

The company has picked up the thriller Tower Block as well as the horror-comedy Cockneys vs. Zombies.

Both films were penned by Severance scribe James Moran.

Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of the two titles on all packaged media, electronic-sell-through (EST), video-on-demand (VOD), subscription video-on-demand (SVOD), television and in select theaters in 2013.

A UK Trailer for Cockneys vs. Zombies is Exhumed

This has been a big week for the UK action zom-com Cockneys vs. Zombies.  The buzz started with its admittance into Fantastic Fest, then we learned the film was poised to hit UK cinemas later this month.  Now, a trailer has arrived!  You’ll find it after the jump.

Matthias Hoene’s film concerns Andy and Terry, two hapless cockney brothers who try to save their grandad

Cockneys vs. Zombies UK Poster Destroys London

When it comes to the zombie genre, we see a lot of “hand” imagery in the poster art.  Severed hands.  Hands reaching out of the ground.  Hands hanging off fences.  Doubt me?  Check out the art for Land of the Dead and all of the imitators that followed.

Cockneys vs. Zombies is carrying on the tradition with the UK quad you see to the left (a larger version can be found after the jump).  Thanks to Empire for the image.

Here, we have a giant undead hand destroying London.

Directed by Matthias Hoene, the horror-comedy is arriving in the UK on August 31st.  You can see the U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest this September.

Synopsis: Andy and Terry: Two hapless cockney brothers who try to save their grandad

Fantastic Fest 2012: Bloody New Stills from Cockneys vs. Zombies

Yesterday, it was revealed the action zombie pic Cockneys vs. Zombies was going to make its U.S. premiere at the Austin, Texas event Fantastic Fest and we couldn’t be happier to hear it because we’ve been following this one since we were allowed to break the news about its start in 2008 (!).

A batch of stills came with the Fantastic Fest announcement and we’d like to share them with you…  Head inside for access to our gallery.

Andy and Terry: Two hapless cockney brothers who try to save their grandad

Fantastic Fest Wave 1 Films Include Dredd, Tower Block, Room 237 & More!

Our favorite time of year is approaching: Fantastic Fest is about to descend on Austin, Texas once again, rolling out September 20th – 27th at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.  Last year, Shock attended this incredible film festival and we plan to do it again.

This morning, the organizers have revealed the first wave of film titles on the programming slate.

It was previously revealed that Frankenweenie would be making its premiere – sure, a nice slice of kiddie fare, no doubt.  On the other end of the spectrum, however, FF will be holding the premiere for Dredd 3D which is set to open September 21st nation-wide.

The festival is also pleased to announce the House of Psychotic Women sidebar, hosted by author and former Drafthouse programmer Kier-la Janisse.  Kier-la will be introducing each show and signing copies of her book afterwards. House of Psychotic Women is an autobiographical exploration of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films. Anecdotes and memories interweave with film history, criticism, trivia and confrontational imagery to create a reflective personal history and examination of female madness, both onscreen and off. 

Head inside for initial lineup of films at this year’s festival…

Photos: First Look at Cockneys vs. Zombies

A trio of images from the horror action flick Cockneys vs. Zombies have arriving, giving you a first look at a film we have been covering for quite a bit now.

Severance scribe James Moran penned the story directed by Matthias Hoene.  Inside, you’ll find pics of stars Michelle Ryan, Alan Ford and Harry Treadaway.  The UK production follows two small time crooks who unleash an army of the dead. 

Hoene Stages Cockneys vs. Zombies Brawl


Matthias Hoene has set up a new British zom-com entitled Cockneys vs. Zombies at Velvet Octopus, the same company behind S. Darko (the Donnie Darko sequel).

Lucus Roeche’s script tells of two small time crooks carrying one million in stolen cash and fighting for survival in London after a zombie outbreak. Tamer Hassan (Wrong Turn 3) is the first actor locked to star.