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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Scream Queens Tiffany Shepis and Tonya Kay In Patricia Chica’s "Bloody Burlesque"

Roman Media Inc. join forces with Flirt Films to present award winning filmmaker, Patricia Chica’s Bloody Burlesque,part of an anthology of horror shorts for the annualMassive Blood Drive PSA, curated by the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Hellevator).
The infamous identical twin cinéastes invite you to bleed for a good cause. Donating blood is something many people find terrifying. Through provocative imagery, the anthology of short films encourages viewers to face their fears and help those in need. The PSA premieres this February 1st 2016 on YouTube, in honour of Women in Horror Recognition Month(#WiHM7).

Invited by the Soskas for the third year in a row, Chica’s Bloody Burlesque will play amongst work from some of the most innovative, unique, and irreverent horror directors in the genre.
The bloody affair will be full of surprises including appearances by Scream Queens Tiffany Shepis(Sharknado 2The Violent KindThe Hazing) and Tonya Kay (Amityville TerrorWithin the Darkness). 

“The blood drive is important and not enough of us do it. I play with fake blood all day long but the reality is people need our real blood and our help. Please donate.”, says actress Tiffany Shepis.

“The concept of this short came to me through meditation, and the visuals, I guess are remnants of a past life being involved with the Montreal burlesque and fetish subcultures. It’s exciting to me to see Tonya Kay and Tiffany Shepis getting the tone so playfully right” says writer-director Patricia Chica.

Bloody Burlesque is a Canadian production that was written-directed by award-winning filmmakerPatricia Chica. It was produced by Michelle Romano of Roman Media and Chica’s Flirt Films; Executive producer London Scott of Extensions by London; Co-Executive Producer Morris Umali; Associate producers Lily Spencer and Tina Nguyen; Cinematographer Rachel Dunn; First AD Peter Ghabi; Special Effects Makeup by Ivan Sharudo. Makeup byAmira Aranda, Kimberly Shawn Geir, and Steven Royster. Props by Miranda Austin. Latex corset designer Brigitte More. Sound recording by Camille Fadl. Location Manager Jonathan Weichsel. Editing by Patricia Chica and Christopher Alexander. Original score by Kamal John Iskander and David Deïas. Starring Tonya Kay, Tiffany Shepis, Carl Crew,Lily Spencer, Michelle Romano, Hinton Harrison, and Frank Califano.

An expanded version of the short will be presented on the festival circuit during the 2016/2017 season under the title Crimson Dance.
A primal and sensual dance is performed by a burlesque artist on stage to the delight of a blood thirsty audience, who watch in awe as she makes a splash to cure her ills.
Bloody Burlesque presents a conceptual burlesque performance with a twist that reminds the audience that “It’s in You to Give.”

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Teaser Trailer And Stills Released For "Ghastlies"

Check out the teaser trailer and fresh images released for "Ghastlies", Brett Kelly's homage to such films as "Gremlins", and " Ghoulies". The film stars Kim ValentineKendra SummerfieldJessica Huether, and Julie Racine. Fans will get a kick out of this tongue in cheek horror homage to the 80s. No major details on the plot or release date yet but I am definitely a fan of the 80's creature horror comedies that Kelly is celebrating with "Ghastlies".

"POE'S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER LIVES" Horror Master's Final Tale Resurrected

For the first time, Edgar Allan Poe's final, unfinished short story known as "The Light-House" is being adapted as a feature film.

In the movie, a young man awakens alone on a remote beach, marooned there by a violent storm.  Above the the rocky crags, a lighthouse stands like a sentinel.  The man seeks the help of Walsh, the enigmatic lighthouse keeper.  Walsh insists they are the sole inhabitants of the peninsula.  But the man is haunted by fleeting glimpses of a beautiful young woman, and plagued by visions of hideous phantoms reaching out from the depths.  As this horror tale races towards a mind bending finale, the man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night, or heed the lighthouse keeper's cryptic warning to "Always keep a light burning!"

"I was promoting my monster movie, PRIMITIVE, in San Luis Obispo when a representative from the non-profit group, The Lighthouse Keepers, suggested I shoot a movie at the Point San Luis Lighthouse, built in 1890, the last Victorian style lighthouse on the West coast," Director Benjamin Cooper said.  "It was too good an opportunity to pass up, and being a fan of Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe cycle since I was a kid, I instantly thought of Poe's story."

Cooper teamed with Executive Producer Jeff Miller (AXE GIANT, THE BURNING DEAD), and screenwriter Carl Edge to bring the story to the screen.  

"We made a real effort to inject the kind of energy and scares modern audiences would respond to."  Cooper said Andrea Wiersma (PUPPET MASTER X) delivers special make-up effects with unmistakeable style.  "However, I also wanted to honor Corman's pictures and the original Poe.  Above all, this is atmospheric, gothic horror."  

The original Poe tale was brief and unfinished at the time of the writer's death, so Cooper approached the material just as Corman had done, by using the short as a springboard into a newly invented story in the spirit of Poe.

Fan favorite Vernon g Wells (MAD MAX 2: ROAD WARRIOR) plays the titular Lighthouse Keeper.  "I worked with writer Carl Edge to make this a real showcase for Vernon.  The character required somebody mysterious, and with commanding presence, but also with a lot of stuff going on beneath the surface.  Vernon relished the challenge."

EDGAR ALLAN POE'S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER is now shopping for distribution.  Also starring: Matt O'Neill (PRIMITIVE), Rachel Riley (8213: GACY HOUSE), Monty Wall (THE BRINK), S. Daxton Balzer (PRIMITIVE), Carl Edge, John Spencer File and Erik Chavez.  Gary Jones (EVIL DEAD 2) contributed digital effects.

Thunderhead Entertainment LLC specializes in handsomely mounted "high concept" genre films with an emphasis on strong story, characterization, and production value.  Titles are available at most major video outlets such as Walmart, Fry's, Amazon, NetFlix, iTunes, Vudu and Youtube.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Images From "Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter"

Check out the new images from upcoming sci-fi saga "Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter". The film is due out later this year and starTracey Birdsall (Loving), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s Daz Crawford, and Star Trek III : The Search for Spock’s Stephen Manley, Livvy Stubenrauch (Frozen), Erin Bethea (Fireproof), Tim McGrath, Miss Asia USA Ashley Park, and Aaron Jacques (I Might Even Love You). " Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter " is directed by Neil Johnson.

Currently in production in the Salton Sea, Yuma, Arizona (same locations as RETURN OF THE JEDI used), it’s a “Star Wars” meets “Mad Max” actioner about “the overthrow of humanity by Artificial Intelligence”.

It’s “JAWS” in a House in new SRS Cinema production “HOUSE SHARK”

SRS Cinema is proud to cast out the first teaser trailer for Ron Bonk’s “House Shark”.  The movie is in production now with more shooting blocks planned in the next few months.

“When Frank (Trey Harrison) finds his happy home under attack by a dangerous but largely unknown breed of shark, he's enlists the aid of the world's only "House Shark" Expert, Zachary (Michael Merchant), and a grizzled former real estate agent, Abraham (Wes Reid), to embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast and claim back his life. It's JAWS in a house!”

From writer/director Ron Bonk and produced by Ron Bonk ("She Kills") & Jonathan Straiton ("Night of Something Strange"), it stars Wes Reid, Trey Harrison and Michael Merchant.  The soundtrack will be composed by Emmett Van Slyke and the monster mechanics and gore FX will be handled by Marcus Koch.  Ron Bonk describes it as both a love letter to the late 70’s blockbusters from Steven Spielberg, but also a homage to the great monster/horror flicks of the 70’s and 80’s.

“House Shark” is about to launch an Indiegogo campaign,

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Trailer Released For "The Wave"

Check out the trailer for sci-fi disaster flick "The Wave". The film hits digital release on multiple formats March 4th, 2016. " The Wave" is directed by Roar Uthaug and stars Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Oftebro, Thomas Bo Larsen.

The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.

"The Sinful Dwarf" Gets Limited Edition Release

Press Release:
For a VERY limited time only, Severin Films will make available 3,000 copies of THE SINFUL DWARF on Blu-ray. The disc will include TWO versions of the film plus a bonus feature film from its infamous producers, the ultra-rare THE BLUE BALLOON, scanned at 2k, plus a host of other exclusive extras! Included below is the newly commissioned key art by Wes Benscotter.
Upon its restored DVD release in 2009, it was hailed as “deliciously sordid” (Mr. Skin), “the stuff of lewd legend” (PopMatters), and “a masterpiece of depravity” (Cinefantastique Online). But was there any possible way “the most amazing dirty dwarf movie ever made” (Mondo Digital) could be even more amazingly filthy? Severin Films is now unconscionably proud to present both the hard and soft versions of THE SINFUL DWARF along with all-new extras including a nightmare-inducing hardcore short starring former kiddie-show host and pint-sized pervert Torben Bille himself. Experience “the mother of all Dwarfsploitation films” (The Daily Grindhouse) like never before, remastered from materials recently seized in a Roskilde vice raid!
Full Specs:
  • THE DWARF – Strong International Version
  • THE ABDUCTED BRIDE – Alternate US Release Version
  • The Harry Novak Story – Featurette on the Sultan of Sexploitation with American Grindhouse Director Elijah Drenner
  • THE BLUE BALLOON – 1973 Feature Film, Never Before Released on Any Home Video Format
  • THE HOTTEST SHOW IN TOWN – Excerpt from Torben Bille Sex Film
  • The Search for Torben – Featurette on Effort to Find Cast/Crew from THE SINFUL DWARF
  • The Severin Controversy – Featurette on the Lasting Effects of THE SINFUL DWARF
  • Trailers, TV Spot, Radio Spot


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