Win One of Five 25th Anniversary DVDs of HARDWARE In Our Competition!


The cult film of 1990, Hardware, is being released on special collector’s edition Blu-Ray and DVD on 23rd February 2015. Starring Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, Iggy Pop and Lemmy, and directed by Richard Stanley, Hardware was inspired by the 2000AD story SHOK! by Steve MacManus and Kevin O’Neill

Radiation clouds choke the sky and over-crowded mega-cities threaten to dissolve into madness. A wandering junk merchant finds the remains of a defunct robot and sells them to Mo, also a nomad, who buys them for his urban artist girlfriend named Jill to use in her work. But he doesn’t know the robot is a self-regenerating prototype, a military drone intended to control the exploding population utilizing indiscriminate, gruesome murder. Trapped, alone in her apartment and spied on by her perverted neighbor, Jill must battle to survive against a relentless killing machine re-built from her own possessions and which will stop at nothing to tear her apart.

Variety wrote, “A cacophonic, nightmarish variation on the post apocalyptic cautionary genre, Hardware has the makings of a punk cult film!
Clint Langley began his career at 2000 AD on Dinosty with Pat Mills, and went on to work on some of the comics flagship titles, like Judge Dredd and Sinister Dexter.

He has since repeatedly collaborated with Mills, most notably on his long-running series ABC Warriors and Sláine where he is the current artist on both.

Since 2007 he has also got work in the American comic book market providing covers for Marvel Comics, especially those connected with Dan Abnett, who he worked with on Sinister Dexter, leading to a run on the modern incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

For your chance to win HARDWARE on DVD, simply comment below telling us which post-apocalyptic/futuristic movie frightens you the most and why .

The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 and five valid comments will be chosen and notified by email.

• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• Entrants must be aged 18 years or older
• One entry per household
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
• 5 winners will each win 1x Hardware on DVD
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

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  1. Left Behind. Ok, not the most scary film in the world, but it’s based on the visions and prophesy of a guy who lived around 2600 years ago. This same guy saw visions that accurately predicted(if the bible is to be believed), his near future events. He saw among others, Alexandra The Great bursting on to the scene of history (Daniels Future). But he didn’t stop there, he also foretold events that are yet to come. If people from the bible saw these things coming and say that there is more to come and they have already been proven correct…then future that they warn about is not a place anyone wants to be a part of.

  2. Soylent Green with Charlton Heston. Set in an overpopulated future where humans are killed and turned into food.Gruesome!

  3. I’m going with Children of Men, the fact that there are no children being born at all, with the slow, irreversible decline of civilization and no hope of anything but a terrifying old age or suicide. No thanks, not for me. A great movie but truly terrifying.

  4. 28 Days Later…not especially scary visually,but the thought of a virus or a disease raging through the population,turning people mad,and spreading uncontrollable destruction and fear,and causing countless deaths.The thought of having to try to survive..but my biggest fear would be failing to protect those I love,and being totally helpless…

  5. The Day After Tomorrow – mainly for it’s realistic approach to the “end of the world” and how it could happen. I found it really believable, unlike a lot of other apocalyptic films, and for that reason it frightens me.

  6. I always found the Mad Max films quite tense and disturbing; mainly for the convincing villains, an eerie soundtrack and the backdrops of some scarily authentic locations (some of which I’ve been to in South Australia).

  7. Terminator because i think that is the way we are heading instead of becoming more intelligent in how we treat the world,we are being greedy and trying to make a quick buck.

  8. The War Game a BBC film that was made in 1965 and not shown until 1985 as it was deemed too horrifying. Predated Threads by thirty years.

  9. The War Game a BBC film made in 1965 but not shown on TV until 1985 as it was deemed too horrifying, predated Threads by 30 years.

  10. Children of Men. The idea that humanity will be wiped out within a couple of generations simply by being unable to reproduce, leaving little hope and a slow decay in civilisation.

  11. Terminator…although we are aware of the dangers of A.I. surpassing human intelligence we are still sleep walking towards a future where we shall start giving more and more control over to the machines. We are already so reliant on smartphones and the internet as it is.

  12. Planet of the Apes remake – at the end Mark Wahlberg comes back to earth/our time, and he gets surrounded by the police, who are all Apes… Everywhere,everyone, is a Ape, I get goosebumps just thinking about it

  13. i’m not sure there is a post-apocalyptic movie that actually frightened me, but it is a bit scary how often people get kicked in the balls in “omega cop”. it’s non-stop.

    the closest to actually being scary are probably this film “hardware” (really good film, it’s a shame richard stanley’s career didn’t prove more fruitful) and “screamers” with peter weller, which is very under-rated.

  14. Predestination. A time travel battle that leaves you entertained and mistified. Then you work out the plot that looks like what a public school boy would do with a time machine. I won’t be watching this one again any time soon.

  15. The Road because it shows a very barren world without trees,plants and animals and very few people left.Even the sea had changed colour!

  16. Terminator 3: Judgement Day. I know, I know. It’s not a scary movie. But the idea that machines, if given the ability to do more than be the “idiot genius”, would then be able to wipe out humanity…that’s what scares me.

  17. As a concept I would have to go for Joss Whedon’s Serenity.
    The world and explorable universe being controlled by an American/Chinese Alliance and anyone who does not comply to that is a rebel. Plus Reavers they created and the harshness of space.

  18. ‘The Ultimate Warrior’ starring Yul Brynner – it isn’t, in itself, a particularly frightening movie, but it’s the thought of how people devolve so quickly that scares me.
    I suppose others would include The Omega Man, Soylent Green, Dawn of the Dead – again, not because they are particularly frightening movies in terms of effects etc, it’s the thought behind it and the intensity of the story telling that is frightening.

  19. Terminator – It doesn’t scare me at all, I’d stomp about asking “Sarah Connor?” In an Arnie style accent! :mrgreen:

  20. Any Zombie film frightens the living daylights out of me, but the Terminator when I first watched that did stay with me for a few days.

  21. When The Wind Blows. The juxtaposition of The Snowman style animation with the after effects of a nuclear strike is very disturbing.

  22. THE ROAD, because he has to decide whether to kill his son then himself or let his son fend for himself in the new savage world.

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