After Dark Originals 2 has began production on the first of its 8 films for the upcoming horror series. The first one is titled “Dark Circles” which as just started production. Broken Lizard’s Paul Soter penned and will direct this fright flick that will star Johnathon Schaech (Alex), Pell James (Penny), Jennifer Foreman (Nancy), and Phillippe Brenninkmeyer (Michael).
When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going in this house. After Dark Originals Site!
as slowed this week. I have entered a place in my story where there are
three possible plot variations I could explore and choosing the one
best suited for this story is taking more time than I thought.
Chapter 9 is proving to be the turning point of my book...but I am
enjoying the process thoroughly....200 pages so far from a demented
dream I had a year back is good though.
“Enter Nowhere” takes the concept of family connection to a horrifying moment of enlightenment by way of abduction, isolation and terror. Check out the trailer for this little nightmare arriving on DVD April 3rd 2012 from Lionsgate. Three strangers arrive one by one at a cabin in the middle of the woods. Searching for a way out while fighting the elements and hunger, the trio realizes they have been brought together intentionally. Their connection to one another may be their only chance to get out of the woods alive.
Check out the trailer for this twisted tale by Psykik Junky Pictures…..
It is called “My Pure Joy” directed by James Cullen Bressack and stars Alexei Ryan, Lisa Frantz, Cory Jacob, Laura Meadows, Jon Bloch, JD Fairman, Chris Chandler, Mark Glasser, Kevin Flood, Phillip Andrew Christopher, Emily Bordignon, Bailey Gaddis, and Kimberly Night.
Look for this flick on March 13th instead of the previously slated dated of February 14th.
On the outside Adam appears to be a normal teenager, but underneath…his mind has been so rotted by trauma from his past and the gory films he watches, that he has blurred the lines between reality and pretend! This prompts Adam to start killing people in similar ways to films he watches, making sure to put his own little spin on it.
Erin Hayes, Ashley Lloyd Luke, Michael Cannell-Griffiths and Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show) voices "Gingerclown," while Brad Dourif (Child’s Play) voices "Worm Creature," Lance Henriksen (Aliens) as "Braineater," Michael Winslow (Police Academy) as "Stomachcrumble," and Sean Young (Blade Runner) as "Nelly the Spiderwoman."
"1983: A group of high school students are having a great time near Hollywood Hills at the weekend when they bump into the Loser from their school, Sam, who’s just on his way home.
Sam would do anything in order to get Jenny’s attention, one of prettiest girls in school. Unfortunately she’s also the girlfriend of the school’s bully, Biff, the quarterback of the football team.
Biff and his buddies are keen to take Sam to the old abandoned amusement park to make him prove his courage as part of their initiation ceremony. They involve Jenny in their cruel game as the grand prize of the competition. Sam accepts the challenge but the girl wouldn’t let him go in by himself, she follows him into the amusement park and a night they’ll never forget.
Because in the old park, hidden in the darkness are frightening and somewhat eccentric monsters, who love to torture innocent human beings while intensively annoying each other.”
Love this trailer for the alien virus / horror monster film “Dead Shadows” with blends the nightmares of H.P. Lovecraft and John Carpenter together to give us one nail biting horror scenario. This is an end of the world film that really does bring hell on earth!
Directed by David Cholewa and starring Fabian Wolfrom, Blandine Marmigère, John Fallon, Rurik Sallé.
“Dead Shadows tells the terrifying story of a young man, named Chris (Wolfrom), whose parents were brutally killed 11 years ago, on the same day that Halley’s comet could be seen from earth. Tonight, a new comet is appearing and everyone in his building are getting ready for a party to celebrate the event. There’s even an apocalypse theory going around. As the night falls, Chris discovers that people are starting to act strange – and it seems to somehow be connected to the comet. They are becoming disoriented and violent and it doesn’t take long before they begin to mutate into something far beyond this world. In a fight for survival, Chris tries to escape from his building with the help of a gun taunting tenant named John (Fallon) – but will they make it out alive?”
Let me just say I love Sigourney Weaver. From the first time I saw her which for my mind says it was “Alien” but I really enjoyed her character in Ghostbusters. Anyway back to “Red Lights”. This film was one that I almost forgot about until now.
The trailer gives us an intense melodrama of suspicion the supernatural and a top notch plotline filled with a great cast. Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy and Elizabeth Olsen star in this paranormal thriller.
Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, reappears after an enigmatic absence of 30 years to become the greatest international challenge to both orthodox science and professional sceptics. Tom starts to develop an intense obsession with Silver, whose magnetism becomes stronger with each new manifestation of inexplicable events. As Tom gets closer to Silver, tension mounts, and his worldview is threatened to its core.
“When The Lights Went Out” is a story based on the “Black Monk Of Pontefract”. The film stars Gary Lewis, Kate Ashfield, Martin Compston and Steve Waddington. “The true story of a 70’s working class family and the terrifying poltergeist that turned their lives upside down.”
A supernatural thriller starring Tyler Mane and Renea Geerlings. From Mane Entertainment.
Michael Silna has just gotten custody of his only sister’s son after she was murdered by her husband before his very eyes. To fulfill his sister's dying wish, Michael takes his nephew and wife and makes the journey home to his only other living relative: his estranged, eccentric (and extremely paranoid) father who is obsessed with building an unassailable compound. Once there, Michael hopes to repair his shattered family, but instead he finds that they are all trapped inside his father’s creation when the ghost of his vengeful brother-in-law returns to wipe out the rest of the Silna family.
A film that will surely bring to light the ongoing struggle of undead rights!
“Dave Of The Dead” is written and directed by Shaun O’Sullivan and is currently in pre-production.
“The Zombie Apocalypse wasn’t much of an apocalypse. Zombies are living among us as second class citizens, and “Undead Rights” activists are taking to the streets in protest against Zombie bigotry. Dave doesn’t give a fig about Zombies, but if saving them from society means getting the girl of his dreams, then the Zombies just got themselves a Hero!”
I was going through the Sundance on Demand list and came across a title that just sang to me. It was “Vampires” so how could I not want to see it. It is a Belgian Film done in a serious documentary style that is reminiscent of the stuff you see on CurrentTV.
A film crew gets the green light to follow a family of vampires in Belgian’s uber-exclusive Vamp community. After several attempts that ended with the crew being eaten a third crew manages to find a family with enough self control to allow the film to get made. The family is dysfunctional as hell, the politics of vampire society are complex and sensitive, and we are nothing but meat.
This film is subtitled and moves pretty fast so you have to really pay attention unless your fluent in Belgian and French. The documentary still was subdued but kept a very intense feeling of unease as you followed this family along during the night shot only premise. These vampires do not go in the daylight. They don’t even get up till the sun goes down. Anyway from the beginning you can almost feel the nervousness of the film crew that have to be there watching this family eat their meat (us).
There are so many dynamics to this film that it keeps you interested the entire time as you deal with the father’s cold restrictive beliefs, the mother’s complete disregard for her families volatile state as she comes off as a lunatic barely coherent only able to express disgust for her daughter and contempt for her husband. The son is unruly, disruptive and pretty much disrespectful of vampire code. The daughter hates everything about being a vampire and wants to be human. She even goes so far as to sleep in a girly pink coffin with her human boyfriend.
This documentary is one of the best displays of vampire lore I have seen in a long time. The culture and relationships the vampires have with each other are extreme to say the least and they completely mirror the behavior of any suburban or contemporary social structure. The film is really good at paralleling the emotional numbness of a old world set of values where everything is enforced based on codes and clan law which resemble the more strict religious groups around the world that stay closed off from mainstream society. Later the polar system to this way of life is visible when the family is exiled to Canada for a violation to live among the vampire community. There everything is modern and the vampire community is assimilated into the human world.
I really enjoyed watching this film and after about 30 minutes you become really invested in the family emotionally. You forget it is fictional and start believing that it is a real documentary following real people.
“My Final Destination” is a fan film that will be shown later this year on YouTube. It is is a non-profit flick from Double-R Productions. Check out the teaser trailer and like them on Facebook.
"My Final Destination" is a huge fan movie coming Halloween 2012 - only on YouTube! This is a non-profit project.
Infected by a virus during his bachelor party, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains and avoid Max, the obsessed Zombie Hunter hot on his trail. All while keeping it together so as not to incur the wrath of his Bridezilla-to-be.
Still awaiting an official release date for this undead nazi killing field full of explosions gore and the undead. Check out the full trailer with its tag “The deadliest enemy is one that won’t die”.
Captain Martin Stone is leading a finely-trained, elite platoon of American and Finnish soldiers as they attack an enemy bunker. Underestimating their enemy’s strength, they are quickly beaten back into the forest. As they try to regroup, they are suddenly attacked by the same soldiers they had just killed a few minutes earlier. Forced to flee deeper into Russian territory, they discover one of war’s most terrifying secrets and realize they have woken up a far more deadlier enemy.
Check out the trailer for “7500” starring ‘True Blood’ hottie Ryan Kwanten. It will be landing in theaters Aug. 31st of this year. “Passengers on a transpacific airliner encounter what appears to be a supernatural force.”
Ghosts dominate in this thriller directed by Henry Miller starring Van Hansis, Cody Horn, and Thorsten Kaye.
Check out the trailer below…
Danny Hill's grandmother just died giving the 25-year-old the chance to move into her enormous rent controlled apartment in Manhattan. Danny must lock himself in for twelve days before he can take over the lease. There's just one problem - he may not be the only occupant.
“Some rentals are too good to be true” is the tagline for this horror directed by Daniel Fridell starring Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay, Julianne Michelle, Corey Sevier, and John Diehl.
From MonteCristo International.
A love/hate relationship between mother and daughter turns into a tale of horror.
Check out the trailer for “Trippin’” on DVD April 10th 2012.
Told from the perspective of the sole survivor, six friends road trip to a remote cabin in the woods with deadly results. A year later, the survivor meets director Devi Snively in a bar and offers the rights to his story for a case of beer and a role in the film. Trippin’ is that film. So, prepare yourself for a little sex, a little gore, some good and bad times with some good and bad buds. Think a bloodier The Big Chill for a Kevin Smith generation!
Available to digital and home entertainment markets for the first time, TRIPPIN’ is presented with behind-the-scenes material and seven of the director’s acclaimed shorts, including Death in Charge (sponsored by AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women) and Last Seen on Dolores Street (Comic Con 2011 Short Film Showcase).
“The Midnight Disease” an ailment known as writer’s block is explored in the disturbed yet entertaining thriller.
Jack Jones, a reclusive writer with one successful novel under his belt, has been slowly sinking into depression and alcoholism due to his increasing writer's block. Just when he is about to throw in the towel, a mysterious figure leaves a special package by Jack’s front door: a jar of blood. At first, Jack believes it to be some sort of prank… Until the night he uncaps the jar and a beautiful, zombie-like woman emerges from his bedroom closet. To Jack's disbelief, the woman sits before his typewriter and starts writing his new novel. But once the jar is empty, the woman will not return. In the end, Jack's obsession over having the woman finish his new book--his masterpiece--causes him to sink into deadly depths to supply her with all the blood she needs, no matter where it comes from or how he must get it. How far would you go to achieve success?
Check out the trailer for “The Afflicted” coming out April 3rd from Midnight Releasing!
The film stars Leslie Easterbrook and Kane Hodder!
Inspired by true events, the terrifying tale has its twist and turns through an emotional ride in this one house in small town America. The story told truely sticks to its name, The Afflicted.
In a small American town everyone wants to think they know their neighbors. Everything seems normal in Taylorsville, SC... Almost. Behind one family's door lies true-life horror. Maggie Stoddard (Leslie Easterbrook) is the mother of three daughters and a son. Her husband Hank (Kane Hodder) gets the family by with a small contracting buisness. The family seemed very happy until Maggie starts to get heavily involved with a television evangelist known as the Cowboy Prophet. Between a TV show and personal visits she becomes obssesed with his God-fearing ways. Hank soon realizes this marriage isn't going to work and tries leaving the house one night but is caught dead in his tracks, literally. Mom disposes of her ﬁrst victim and soon what's left of her family begins to see a side of Mom that they had never seen before. Mom's rants turn to violence and soon death to all who stand in her way. Maggie tortures her two oldest daughters with beatings, prostitution and force-feeding, leaving the youngest to witness and help with her crimes. The family endures horrifying scare tactics all in the name of God. Too scared to run, who will be left to tell the story?
Check out the poster for “Acid Head” coming out on VOD and DVD in the spring of 2012. A film that own the stereotype that goth girls are scary. “Not my opinion but the stereotype is there so why not embrace it exploit it and send the AARP generation running back behind locked doors! No! Really because I am tired of seeing way too much senior tit and cock fighting for attention in their grandkids clothes at the mall!
Acid scarred teenager : Pheromone Labonza (aka Acid Head) is a vengeful, killer goth-girl that slashes her way though rural Buzzard Nuts County, N.Y.'s roadside and Vom College sorority House (which also serves as an underground whorehouse, built on the grave-site of a top-hatted poltergeist...a nefarious, evil force), then disappears. One year later, guess who's back to the scene of the crime? IMDb site
A new online series taking the zombie apocalypse to the people!
Five working class losers go on a life changing journey through New Jersey in which they find love, strength, and purpose. Because the zombie apocalypse can only be a positive experience when you didn't have much going for you in the first place.
The teaser for season 5 of ‘True Blood’ has been released called “Buried”. Which makes me wonder if Russell Edgington really will come back to kick some Bon Temp ass! Yes we all no it is more than likely his season to bleed the show into hyperdrive. Yeah so maybe he will taste some more Fairy blood?!
Vin Diesel showed of some new images for costume design from the future production of "Riddick" film that won't be a solid thing until later in 2013 at least. I am just happy this story will be live action and not another anime joint.!
Polyscope Media is promoting the newest creature to set its sights on Americana. They released this poster for the remake of the 1959 monster movie “The Giant Gila Monster”. The film will stary playmate Julie McCullough.