Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Director Christopher Landon Tapped For My Best Friend's Exorcism Adaptation

"Happy Death Day 2 U" Director Christopher Landon has been tapped to direct feature adaptation of Grady Hendrix novel, My Best Friend's Exorcism. The film will be scripted by 'Awkward' and '90210' writer Jenna Lamia. It is described as “Heathers meets Beaches meets The Exorcist” that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller 

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

Defy Film Festival Announces Open Call For Entries

Defy Film Festival Announces Open Call For Entries

Defy Film Festival is accepting short and feature film submissions of all genres, including drama, comedy, experimental, animation, documentary, horror/sci-fi, and music video. Scheduled for August 23-24th in East Nashville, filmmakers can enjoy a fee discount for submitting their work by the February 18th early bird deadline.

"We call it Defy for a reason. The festival showcases unique filmmakers and introduces audiences to work that they won’t see anywhere else. We’re always looking for submissions that are different and one-of-a-kind.” – Dycee Wildman, Festival Director
Visit defyfilmfestival.com for more info and submit today!

Teaser Released For Zombie Action Flick "Johnny Z"

Hurricane Bridge Entertainment released the first teaser for upcoming action horror "Johnny Z", slated for release in 2019. The film stars Michael Merchant international Martial Arts Master Felix Cortes, Jason Delgado, David E Mcmahon, Ellie Church, Wayne W Johnson, and Trey Harrison. "Johnny Z" is directed by Jonathan Straiton.

Half human, half zombie,  Johnny, holds the cure to the zombie epidemic. After escaping Nordac, an experimental medical prison, Johnny comes under the guidance of a martial arts Grandmaster named Jonray (Felix Cortes). Together they embark on a journey to find a missing doctor while battling their own personal demons.

"The Field Guide To Evil" Will Debut On Home Entertainment Early 2019

Horror Anthology "The Field Guide To Evil" will debut on home entertainment platforms in early 2019. It recently held its World Premiere in Austin, Texas. "TFGTE" showcases directors Ashim Ahluwalia, Can Evrenol, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Katrin Grebbe, Calvin Reeder, Agnieszka Smoczynska, Peter Strickland and Yannis Veslemes. The anthology stars Birgit Minichmayr, Jilon VanOver, Fatma Mohaed, Claude Duhamel, Vangelis Mourikis, Sarah Navratil, Niharika Singh, Kannon Hicks, Paul Ford, Thomas Schubert, Naz Sayner, Karoly Hajduk, Lili Epply, and Andrzej Konopka.

A feature length anthology film from 9 acclaimed horror directors.  They are known as myths, lore, and folktales.  Created to give logic to mankinds darkest fears, these stories laid the foundation for what we now know as the horror genre.

Trailer : http://tombstonedistribution.com/the-field-guide-to-evil/

Holiday Horror "Await Further Instructions" Hits Streets In December

"Await Further Instructions" hits the streets this December thanks to Dark Sky Films. The film is directed by Johnny Kevorkian and stars Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Grant Masters, Abigail Cruttenden, Kris Saddler, Holly Weston, and David Bradley. It releases on DVD and Blu-ray in time for the Christmas season December 11th.

It's Christmas Day and the Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly - an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, nuclear war? 

Descending into terrified arguments, they turn on the television, desperate for any information. On screen a message glows ominously: 'Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions'. As the television exerts an ever more sinister grip, their paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

A powder keg of throat-grabbing intensity and mind-bending body horror, AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS is an unmissable tour-de-force from rising star filmmaker Johnny Kevorkian and the BAFTA-nominated producer of God's Own Country.

Street date: December 11, 2018
SRP: $24.98 (DVD), $29.98 (Blu-ray)
Running Time: 91minutes
Rated: NR
Language: English"

Body Horror "Lifechanger" Due Out This January

The highly anticipated LIFECHANGER will be released in North America January 1, 2019, by Uncork’d Entertainment.

Written and directed by Justin McConnell, LIFECHANGER tells of a murderous shape-shifter that sets out on a blood-soaked mission to make things right with the woman he loves.

Drew has an identity problem. Every few days, has to shape-shift, or face a painful death. He has to find someone and make a copy. He takes everything: their looks, memories, hopes, and dreams. Their entire life. He becomes them, and they die horribly. Enter Julia, the object of Drew’s affection. How can he make things right when he’s never the same person for very long? How do you gain back trust when who you are keeps changing? Part psychological thriller, part body horror, Lifechanger follows one shape-shifters’ twisted quest to repair the damage he’s caused, while leaving a trail of bodies in his wake.

LIFECHANGER is written and directed by Justin McConnell, and produced by Avi  Federgreen and McConnell. Executive producers include James Fler, Andrew Thomas Hunt, Keith Leopard, Michael Paszt, Pasha Patriki, and Marvin Waxman. Produced by 9 Light Entertainment in association with Federgreen Entertainment and Unstable Ground. The film will be distributed by Raven Banner Entertainment and Uncork’d Entertainment.

Lora Burke, Jack Foley, Elitsa Bako, Sam James White, Steve Kasan, Rachel Vanduzer, Peter Higginson, Adam Buller, Brian Quintero, Mark Rainmaker, Ry Barrett, Michelle D'Allesseandro Hatt, Uche Ama, Daniel Faraldo, and Francesco Filice star.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Poster And Trailer Released For Crime Thriller "Piercing"

A new poster and trailer has been released for Nicolas Pesce's "Piercing" and based on the novel by Ryu Murakami. The film hits theatres, On Demand and Digital February 1st. This crime thriller stars Christopher Abbott, Laia Costa, Mia Wasikowska, Marin Ireland, and Wendell Pierce. 

Reed (Christopher Abbott) is going on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but in lieu of a suitcase filled with clothes, he's packed a toothbrush and a murder kit. Everything is meticulously planned: check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. Only then will he rid himself of his devious impulses and continue to be a good husband and father. But Reed gets more than he bargained for with Jackie (Mia Wasikowska), an alluring call girl who arrives at his room. First, they relax and get in the mood, but when there's an unexpected disruption, the balance of control begins to sway back and forth between the two. Is he seeing things? Who's playing whom? Before the night is over, a feverish nightmare will unfold, and Reed and Jackie will seal their bond in blood.


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