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Monday, January 26, 2015

First Clip Released For Post-Apocalyptic “Turbo Kid”


turbo kidThe first clip has been released for post-apocalyptic, action/horror “Turbo Kid”, The film is a feature adaptation of short film “T Is For Turbo”. Directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl, “Turbo Kid” shows today, January 26th at Sundance. The wasteland flick stars Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside, Aaron Jeffery, and Edwin Wright.

In a post-apocalyptic future, THE KID, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl named APPLE. Despite their efforts to keep to themselves, ZEUS, the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland, plagues THE KID and APPLE. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, THE KID learns of justice and friendship and embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl of his dreams.




First Trailer For “Digging Up The Marrow”


DUTMCheck out the first trailer for Adam Green’s “Digging Up The Marrow”. The film is a blended mockumentary/classic horror monster tale and stars Green, Ray Wise, Will Barratt, Alex Pardee. “Digging Up The Marrow” will be available on iTunes and in theatres on February 20th.

What if the ghastly images and abominations haunting our collective nightmares actually exist? Writer/director Adam Green (Hatchet) sets out to make a documentary exploring this tantalizing premise after being contacted by a mysterious man named William Dekker (Ray Wise). Dekker claims he can prove that “monsters are real” and insists these grotesque creatures are forgotten, hideously deformed humanoids inhabiting a vast, underground metropolis of the damned. Determined to expose the truth, Green embarks on a bone-chilling odyssey and gets more than he bargains for when he dares to go Digging Up the Marrow.




First Teaser Released For “Knock Knock”


knock knockThe first teaser trailer has been released for “Knock Knock”. The film is directed by Eli Roth and starring Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas, Ignacia Allamand,  Colleen Camp. The film has a lot of buzz surrounding it and even made EW’s must list last week.

Evan Webber (Keanu Reeves) is living the dream. Just look at his beautiful, successful wife, his two wonderful kids, and his truly stunning house—which he designed himself. Of course he did. Things are going so well, Evan doesn’t even mind spending Father’s Day alone while the rest of his family heads out for a beach weekend. And then there’s a knock on the door.

The two young women (Lorenza Izzo and Ana de Armas) standing on Evan’s doorstep are where Evan’s dream takes a nightmarish turn. Given co-writer/director Eli Roth’s well-deserved reputation for creating cinematic discomfort, it should come as no surprise what happens next: Things get weird, and then dark, and then much, much, much darker. But this is no splatter film, so Roth keeps the horror nice and psychological as Evan’s life—and house—get ripped apart, piece by beautiful piece.

“Serpent’s Lullaby” Exclusive Toronto Screening


slByronA. Martin Productions and ForgeFilms are proud to announce that their Cannes’ Coup de Coeur selected short Serpent’s Lullaby (directed by award-winning filmmaker Patricia Chica) will have an exclusive Toronto screening as part of the Little TerrorsShort Film Showcase.

Serpent’s Lullaby is picking up praise on the festival circuit with successful screenings which started at the Cannes Film Festival’“Coup de Coeur” selection of the highlights at the Short Film Corner. The film had multiple subsequent screenings all over the world at Fantasia, HollyShorts, Oaxaca FilmFest, Rhode Island, Blood in the Snow, Munich Underground, Feratum, Etheria, just to name a few film festivals. Respected American film critic Jay Kay of The Horror Happens Radio Show included Serpent’s Lullaby in his Top Listof the Best Shorts of 2014.

Serpent’s Lullaby is a dark, haunting, and emotive tale that presents a contemporary twist on the myth of Medusa.

“The chthonic character coming into a modern world but holding onto the ritual of burial is poignant. Director Patricia Chica executes the story well and the script written by Charles Hall has emotional resonance”, says Ed Hovey of Soresport Movies Reviews. Trevor Michael Elvis Zimmermann of Terror in Toronto qualifies the film as “beautifully shot and well-acted, the story pulls you in without any need for exposition. Big thumbs up”.

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Few people know the name of the eccentric woman living in the centuries-old mansion just outside of town. Even fewer have seen her face. But everyone has heard the stories. Rumors of a secret garden in her backyard where her children are buried. Some think she is simply a grieving widowed mother seeking solitude. Others believe she's a cold-blooded monster. When the empty baby’s crib in her home and her lost love become too much for her to bear she makes a decision that will change the course of her story.

Patricia Chica (@PatriciaChica) is recognized internationally for her multiple award-winning artsy genre films notably Day Before Yesterday, The Promise, Rockabilly 514, CeramicTango, and A Tricky Treat to be released this year. Patricia Chica is part of theSoska Twins’ Massive Blood Drive PSA anthology coming out on February 1st for the Women in Horror Recognition Month. She is particularly appreciated for her provocative style and her method of exploring themes that bring awareness around taboo or delicate subject-matter. Through her sensitive and intuitive approach, she brings a deep and personal dimension to all of her films. Patricia is presently preparing two feature films: an edgy dark thriller Wolverine Hotel, produced by Byron A. Martin and Montréal Girls, an art-house dark comedy written for her by award-winning screenwriter Kamal John Iskander. (www.PatriciaChica.com)

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Byron A. Martin (@ByronAMartin) is an award-winning Canadian producer that develops independent film, television and documentary projects. To date he has produced almost 70 hours of television, filming projects in over twelve countries. He has produced projects for Disney, Sony, Universal and managed productions for some of Hollywood’s leading producers. (www.ByronMartin.com)

Little Terrors (@RMLittleTerrors) was founded in July 2011, by Unstable Ground's Justin McConnell, in association with Rue Morgue Magazine. The program has played over 100 acclaimed short films from all over the world, including multiple premieres. (www.littleterrorsfestival.com)






Saturday, January 24, 2015

IFC Midnight Picks Up “The Stranger”

IFC Midnight has announced its acquisition of upcoming horror “The Stranger”. The film is directed by Guillermo Amoedo and stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Cristobal Tapia Montt. “The Stranger” is framed around a mysterious man who arrives in a small Canadian town seeking his wife,. The stranger’s presence  plunges the community into a bloodbath.

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New Lobby Cards Released For Giallo Short “Deep Shock”

Davide Melini has released new lobby cards for his giallo horror short film “Deep Shock”. You can check out all the lobby cards released below. “Deep Shock” stars Laura Toledo  ( La herencia Valdemar ) ,  Francesc Pagès  ( Darkness  of  Jaume Balaguer ),  Paco Roma  ( Las Hijas de Danao ),  Estela Fernandez  ( Love in Difficult Times )  Erica Prior  ( Los Hombre de Paco ) and  Luis Fernández de Eribe  ( Bajo de estrellas a mantle ).

Her worst nightmare has become reality!

Sarah can’t completely overcome the deaths of her grandfather and her older sister. The trauma and lack of sleep cause her to embark on a strange journey of apparitions and murders, apparently caused by her mind...

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           It is one of the most famous and recognized psychologists city. Great family friend for a long time. Its role will be played by Catalan Francesc Pagés .

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            It is the smallest of the Taylor sisters, as well as the protagonist of the film. It's a girl with many problems, which can not overcome completely the serious difficulties that have affected his family. Its role will be played by Sevillian Laura Toledo .

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            He is the grandfather of Sarah, Caroline and Helen. Millionaire, he left all his possessions to the three grandchildren. He has a great friendship with Father Jonah and the psychologist Marius. Its role will be played by Luis Fernández de Eribe (Bilbao).

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           He is the eldest of eight years largest of Caroline. It is one of the causes of sickness of Sarah. Its role will be played by the Anglo-American Erica Prior .

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            It's the middle of the sisters, aged two largest Sarah. It's a pretty strong, very linked to Sarah. Its role will be played by the Catalan Estela Fernández .

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           He is a man in one piece, with great faith and this thought does sometimes collide with Earth more than the psychologist Marius Silver. Nonetheless, the two are very much respect. Great family friend, saw the birth of all three sister. Its role will be played by malaghegno Paco Rome .

“Fight Of The Living Dead” Series On CONtv


Fight-Of-The-Living-Dead-posterShot over the course of two days at Sybil Brand Women’s Prison in Los Angeles, ‘FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD’ competitors were first blindfolded, driven in circles, led onto the set, and zipped into body bags, all to help simulate the all-too-real tension of awaking in a post-apocalyptic landscape riddled by monsters out for blood. Instructed by a faceless character named Dr. Altagracia (portrayed by Tony E. Valenzuela, Executive Producer and founder of YouTube’s #1 ranked genre channel BlackBoxTV), the "survivors" are tasked finding the antidote that can save mankind.

Enlisting over 200 extras, FX Supervisor Tommy Pietch ("Face Off") and his team create a horrifying mob of rotting, wounded, bloody zombies tasked with keeping the competitors from accomplishing their mission. ‘FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD’ also turns up the thrills by including a collection of zombie-clad Parkour experts, overseen by renowned stunt coordinator Chris Carnel (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), who use the prison’s walls as their terrifying playground, threatening to unleash destruction from any angle.

Requiring over 60 cameras to track each competitor as they fight to survive the game, each participant was also clad with their own GoPro cameras so that the viewers may get even closer to all the explosive action.

‘FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD’ is produced by Alpine Labs and Revolver Picture Company; Alpine’s Kevin Abrams, Jamie Denenberg, BlackBoxTV’s Tony E. Valenzuela, and Aaron Lewis are Executive Producers; Revolver Picture Company’s Rodney Frazier, Nick Phillips and Kelly Martin Wagner are Co-Executive Producers. It will air on CONtv.

Here is CONtv’s official press release of upcoming programming expansion which includes ‘Fight Of The Living Dead’:

CONtv has announced an expansive portfolio of acquired film and television content that will be available on the new digital network. Launching in early 2015, the direct-to-consumer digital service geared specifically for fans in the Comic-Con community, will also include the previously announced original program "Fight of the Living Dead," a horror-competition series from Alpine Labs, BlackBoxTV, and Revolver Picture Company. CONtv plans to announce additional programming initiatives, original series, and talent partnerships in the coming weeks.

Spanning cult television, sci-fi, horror and fantasy films, grindhouse classics, thrilling martial arts adventures, and more, CONtv’s extensive launch offering includes:

Superhero Action: "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," "Voltron," "Trial of the Incredible Hulk," "She-Ra: Princess of Power" Cult Classics: Godzilla, Death Race 2000, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Beware the Blob, Transylvania 6-5000, Night Patrol; Horror: Evil Dead, Re-Animator, Hellraiser, I Spit on Your Grave (#1 and #2), Hellboy: Blood & Iron, Rob Zombie Presents The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Ichi the Killer, Puppet Master, Embrace of the Vampire; Martial Arts: Fists of Fury, Shaolin, Man from Nowhere, War of the Arrows, Legend of the Fist, Yakuza Weapon, Blade of Kings, Lady Ninja; Gaming: "Sonic the Hedgehog," "Super Mario Bros," "Legend of Zelda," "Stargate Infinity," "Street Fighter Alpha," "Heavenly Sword"; Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television: UK’s "Being Human," "Farscape," "Highlander," "Demon King," "Stargate Infinity"; Anime: "Yu-Gi-Oh," "Beyblade," "Digimon," "Ghost in the Shell," "High School of the Dead," "Saint Seiya," "Angel Beats," "Clannad".

CONtv is a joint venture between Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor, and Wizard World, a leading producer of live pop culture multimedia conventions.

"CONtv is at the apex of fan culture," said Bill Sondheim, President of Cinedigm Entertainment. "It’s a celebration of the best in fandom, with carefully selected and curated content from some of the industry’s top creators."

CONtv has licensed this content from well-known distributors including Starz, RLJ Entertainment, DHX Media, The Jim Henson Company, Full Moon Films, Sentai Filmworks (aka Anime Network), Well Go USA, and Zodiak Media. Carefully selected for the passionate fans that make up the CONtv audience, these new partnerships enable the network to carry a deep catalogue of the best in pop culture obsession from pulse-pounding horror, to short-lived TV series, to cult classic films. With a selection ofmovies from cult directors Ed Wood, John Carpenter and Roger Corman, the digital network will also feature George Clooney’s famous performance in Return To Horror High, Seth Green in Arcade, Bruce Campbell in My Name Is Bruce, Gary Busey’s Gingerdead Man series and Tommy Chong’s Evil Bong films.

"We are excited to offer fans a robust cross section of content curated especially for them," says John Macaluso, CEO of Wizard World. "Clearly nobody knows the comic community better than our staff - we’ve got the most rabid fans amidst our own ranks shaping CONtv’s content offering."

The network will also include original series geared specifically to the CONtvfan base. The first of which is an unprecedented mash-up ofreality and scripted genres, "Fight Of The Living Dead," which will be available at launch. The thrilling show follows nine YouTube stars as they work to survive the first 24-hours of a simulated zombie apocalypse. Contestants will face a series of grisly challenges in an attempt to eliminate the competition through the undead’s frightening realistic onslaught.

Upon its launch in early 2015, the digital service will be offered as a free ad-supported platform as well as a low-cost monthly subscription of$6.99/month with content exclusives, audience rewards, a dynamic social viewing experiences, and ticketing bundle opportunities for fans planning to attend Wizard World conventions. CONtv plans to launch across a wide spectrum of devices including Roku, Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation, Android, Samsung Smart TV, Windows, Mac OS, mobile, and tablet devices.











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