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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Surviving The Dead Book Available


SURVIVING THE DEAD – illustrated with never before seen stills from the shoot – takes us from England to Africa on a harrowing journey as The Ford Brothers try to hold together a film shoot with more horror than any fictional plot could possibly contain. For anyone interested in the harsh realities of filmmaking or nuts enough to actually want to make a film, then this is a must-read guide.
Amongst many other secrets exposed within the book, one chapter reveals the true budget for THE DEAD and it’s definitely a shocker!
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‘An uncompromising and often disastrously toe-curling, behind-the-scenes, blow-by-blow account of the making of the feature film ‘The Dead’.
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“Alyce” Coming To U.S. Thanks To Bloody Disgusting Selects


The world according to Alyce just got a lot more crazy. A bland life of daily 9 to 5 paper pushing with only one saving grace a cherished friendship. Unfortunately she accidently killed her friend and now her world is one big psycho fuck nightmare! Thankfully she finds a way to cope!

“Alyce” will be coming to VOD and DVD courtesy of Bloody Disgusting Selects soon enough. The film stars Tamara Feldman, James Duval (Donnie Darko, Doom Generation), Eddie Rouse (Pandorum, Undertow) and Jade Dornfeld..

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Alyce, an introverted young woman, tries to console her friend, Carroll, after Carroll discovers her boyfriend has been cheating. The girls get drunk and take ecstasy before heading up to the roof of Alyce’s apartment building. Intoxicated and giddy, the girls start playing around but one drunken stumble later knocks Carroll off the ledge of the six-story building.

Panicked, Alyce returns to her apartment and begins to quickly unravel.
Miraculously, Carroll doesn’t die but is severely broken and unable to speak. Alyce lies about her involvement in the tragedy but it ceaselessly haunts her. She seeks refuge in drugs and more drugs, exchanging sexual favors to get and stay high. She loses sleep, her job, and soon, her sanity.
Until, that is, Alyce decides to take control of the situation. She puts an end to her anxieties of being discovered by suffocating Carroll. The sense of control she garners with this single act empowers her and she moves on for more. She kills the cheating boyfriend but finds that disposing of his body is more trouble than she’d bargained for. But it’s not a job that a blender, a microwave, a hack saw, a baseball bat, and a garbage disposal, can’t eventually take care of.
And then she goes off, quite rationally, to take control of the rest of her life and all of the people that have been controlling her.

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Horror Films For March 17th!


With St. Patrick’s Day approaching I found a few horror film’s to help kick off the holiday. I intend to play a drinking game where every time I hear a reference to the “luck of the Irish” I will take a drink. Honestly I will probably be drinking anyway.

Here are the films I intend to watch!
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An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

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Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

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Our deadly leprechaun is in space to woo a beautiful princess who is impressed with his gold and desires to separate him from it.

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In New York, a man in a cop's uniform starts killing people for no apparent reason.

And finally Drew Daywalt’s “Silver Shamrock: Leprechaun’s Revenge” on Syfy.
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Sixty-six years ago the town of Irish Channel in Louisiana was the site of a horrible massacre on St. Patrick's Day. Some blame a terrible storm that blew through the town, but those that were there don't speak of the truth. Due to petty superstitions St. Patrick's Day festivities were banned for the last 66 years, but now the new Mayor wants to tempt fate and celebrate.

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oh yeah and always HAVE A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE BLOODY GOOD ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION!

Mean Girls Get There’s In Promo Short For “Scream Queen Campfire” Anthology


There is a new revenge queen coming and this bitch is brutal….
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Jonathan A. Moody (Scary Story Slumber Party, Echo Lake) is working hard on getting his newest anthology film Scream Queen Campfire financed. The total budget needed for the film will be 100,000. But he’s letting the fans that want to see the film get finished have a chance to help with the film. Right now Jonathan is just looking for 50 grand to get it started. The 50 grand will go to 3 of the 6 different segments.
The film will star Chanel Ryan (Bad Kids go to Hell, Small Apartments), Monique DuPree (Plan 9, Post Mortem, America 2021), Kaylee Williams (Disciples, Slices of Life), Sierra Holmes (Piranha 3DD, Legacy of the Masque) Julie Anne Prescott (As Night Falls, No Strings 2: Playtime), Melantha Blackthorne (Sinners and Saints, Frankenstein’s Patchwork Monster), Seregon O’Dassey (Witch’s Brew, Scrooge in The Hood), DJ Perry (The 8th Plague, Blood Ties), Brittney Scalf (Scary Story Slumber Party, Echo Lake), James Furey (Kodie, American Battleship), Shawn C. Phillips (Chillerama, Ghostquake), Chris Harkins, and many others. Some who haven’t even been announced yet.
The short segments include “The Campfire” written by Jonathan A. Moody and Richard Keel (Dead Air, Scary Story Slumber Party Volume 2) with a story by Shawn C. Phillips. “Club Syren” written by Jonathan A. Moody with a story by Chris Harkins. “Road Rage” written by Jonathan A. Moody and Richard Keel. “Wrong Number” written by Kelsey Zukowski (What They Say, The Hazed) with a story by Jonathan A. Moody, “Night School” written by Kelsey Zukowski. And “Scream Queen Bloodbath” written by Jonathan A. Moody and Kelsey Zukowski.
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Stills from “Carnieville” Horror flick


On the heels of the teaser for this killer clown horror film comes new stills …

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Watch the “Archetype” Short


The best science fiction world to be created sense “Blade Runner”! I am super excited about this short film by F/X guru Aaron Sims. Thankfully this short will soon become a full feature film with Aaron at the helm of directing. He has Ryan Murphy and Guy Busick slated to pen the script.

If you haven’t seen this short yet watch it below….
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The Archetype short is the story of an eight-foot tall combat robot named RL7 that malfunctions during a mission, developing unexplained memories, causing its creators to investigate its odd behavior.

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Check out the trailer’s for “13 Eerie”


One of the most exciting projects to come along in a while…..
The film stars Katharine Isabelle, Brendan Fehr, Nick Moran and Brendan Fletcher.
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“Six ambitious forensic undergrads are pitted against one another on a scientific expedition to a remote island, vying to win an esteemed trainee position with the FBI. Unbeknownst to them, the site was formerly used as an illegal biological testing ground for life-term criminals who were then left for dead. The arrival of the students disturbs the resting place,
unleashing a pack of zombie criminal convicts who systematically hunt them down, one by one.”

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Trailer For “The Devil’s Carnival”


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“The Devil’s Carnival” is a new groundbreaking twisted series inviting sinners to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions. Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies guide these lost souls through their wild, warped amusement park.
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The pilot episode features twelve original songs, written by Zdunich and Saar Hendelman, performed by a star-studded assembly of actors and
musicians, and directed by Bousman. The cast is comprised of Emilie Autumn, Dayton Callie, The Blessed Contessa, M. Shawn “clown” Crahan,
Briana Evigan, Sean Patrick Flanery, Maggie “Captain Maggot” Lally, J. LaRose, Jessica Lowndes, Mighty Mike, Hannah Minx, Ivan L. Moody, Bill
Moseley, Ogre, Marc Senter, Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega and Terrance Zdunich. Drawing comparisons from TALES FROM THE CRYPT and GLEE.
check out this teaser trailer for “The Devil’s Carnival”

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Synopsis for Demon In The Mist


  Halfway through Chapter 13. Story been moving slowly. Now that I am at the conclusion of this novel I am taking my time so that the ending doesn't come across as rushed....


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Below is the synopsis for Demon In The Mist. It is my first novel. I expect to have the book finished and ready for publishing by the end of February 2012.

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   In the dark mountains of Southeastern Kentucky a demon lurks in the shadows only awakening when the leaves begin to turn. Soon It’s hunger will consume It.

   After the disappearance of Jonathan and Joanna Connors, Karen Ison finds herself in a world of legend and magic while searching for answers to her neighbor’s fate.

  With the help of an immortal shaman named Caanan Tallmore she will soon discover her true destiny as she comes face to face with the demon in the mist.

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New TV Spot For “The Raven”


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The Raven is a fictionalized account of the final days of gothic writer Edgar Allan Poe as he tracks a serial killer whose crimes mirror works by the famous author.

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“7 Down” Trailer


Independent, low budget slasher flick. Filmed in Nebraska. “7 Down” is a slasher/comedy releasing on rhr home video from Bootsy Cox Productions. The film stars Raychel Fejfar, Mike Crawford, Adam Flores, Josh Crawford, Sam Sajid, Gaia Foxx , Kenton Masloskie, and Tyler L. Schmid. It is written and directed by Tyler L. Schmid.
 
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Seven people go out to the country to go on a haunted hay-rack ride. When the car breaks down, and the group splits up, everything goes to hell.

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Kick Ass Trailer For “The Avengers”


Coming to theaters May 4, 2012.
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Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.

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“Piranha 3DD” Trailer


The film stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Chris Zylka, David Koechner, Meagan Tandy, Paul James Jordan, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Hector Jimenez, Adrian Martinez, Clu Gulager, Gary Busey, Katrina Bowden, Christopher Lloyd, Ving Rhames, Paul Scheer and David Hasselhoff.
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There’s something in the water… again. And this time no one is safe from the flesh eating fish as they sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitors of the best summer attraction, The Big Wet Water Park.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

“The Afflicted” Trailer


Coming to DVD April 3rd 2012 “The Afflicted” is directed by Jason Stoddard. It stars Leslie Easterbrook, Kane Hodder, JD Hart. KANE HODDER! Need I say more!

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A disturbed mother of four delivers an unimaginable level of abuse to her children while defending her actions with her own twisted interpretations of the Bible. Based on a true story, The Afflicted takes you inside the lives of those who live in constant fear with no escape.

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Have A Heart For Horror Cookbook


Fearfully tasty treats, art and poetry by the brilliant minds of women in horror. Every book sold helps to benefit "Get Safe", a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing real life horrors such as rape & domestic violence. With a foreword by Heidi Honeycutt/Martinuzzi.
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BENEFIT PROJECT GET SAFE:  All profits from “Have A Heart For Horror” will go to benefit Project Get Safe.  They are a non-profit corporation dedicated to preventing real life horrors such as victims of abuse, domestic violence, teen youth shelters, halfway houses.  They even host an event annually for the developmentally and physically disabled.  This event in dedicated to educating them about safety in all environments.  If you would like to know more about Project Get Safe or learn about how to volunteer, go to www.GetSafeUSA.com .
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“Loss Of Life”


LOSS OF LIFE a Found Footage horror movie 2012 What Ever Happens, Don't Stop Filming...
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check out the three new movie teaser posters for this found footage terror flick where a cast of unfortunates go up against masked killers with all the horror caught on tape!
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“Ombis” Teaser Trailer and Clip


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From the Press Release:
DefTone Pictures Studios announces supermodel Melyssa Jade (pictured right) has signed on to do a cameo in the upcoming epic feature film Ombis. Ms. Jade was winner of the Miss Hawaiian Tropics USA. She has been featured on Animal Planet, is soon to be the star of her own reality television series, and has appeared in many commercials. Melyssa Jade plays Savannah, an attractive young woman who enters a local Metzburgh gym. She quickly falls victim to the plague known as Ombis.
DefTone is embarking on a new marketing strategy for the production of Ombis. This includes YOU becoming part of the film! All you have to do is log on to DeftonePicturesStudios.com and fill out the “Become an Extra” form. The extra roles include being a Metzburgh villager, a victim, or an Ombis slime mutant.
In addition, on May 26th Ombis cast and crew will appear at the first annual Beyond Ghosts ParaHorror Weekend taking place at Buffalo’s historic Central Terminal on May 25th-27th. The Central Terminal has been featured on Syfy Channel’s "Ghost Hunters". During the event you can get a look live and in person at a caged Ombis slime mutant!
Richard Winiatowski who plays the “Nemesis” character in Ombis (pictured below) released a statement about the status of the production, “The whole process of transforming me into my character 'Nemesis' has been an amazing experience thus far. Being new to the Deftone 'family', I had no idea what to expect. Everyone I have worked with along the way has been amazing. They have done a fantastic job in turning a concept into reality. My height provided them with many challenges, and they have been able to turn it into a positive. It's been exciting for me personally because every time we get together, another piece of my character becomes a reality. I have yet to see the finished product, but I can assure you that the viewers of Ombis are in for a treat.”
At the end of May 2012 DefTone Pictures Studios will be releasing a three-minute finished scene of the film. Director Adam R. Steigert stated, “I can’t say at this time what the scene will have in it; many of our digital effects shots are currently being edited so it might be one of those. A lot of people have been asking about the Ombis slime mutants, if we could show a clip of them attacking people. Sadly, no scenes of the creatures attacking people will be finished filming until April, which would give the editors not a lot time to edit and give their best work, so that will have to wait till October 2013, but I will promise the fans wouldn’t be unpleased with the choice we do pick.”
The film based on a short story by Adam R. Steigert and was written by Steigert, Janeen Avery, Mark Mendola, and Terry Kimmel. The cast features Richard Satterwhite (Sheriff Thomas Brackett), Sara Manzella (Lucy), Jason John Beebe (Mark), and Alexander Sloan McBryde (Mr. Gray).
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Ombis is a 1950’s style alien invasion film in which a life form crash lands in Metzburgh, a village whose glory days are long past. It begins to infect the townsfolk, making them host to a supernatural virus whose sole purpose is to replicate itself. But the virus is not the only thing that has invaded this small community. A creature known as the “Nemesis” has also arrived in an attempt to contain the alien plague that originated from its home planet. It is up to a small group of uninfected survivors to fight the invasion and make it out alive.


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YOU - It’s What’s For Dinner!


Check out the international teaser for “Cannibal Diner” horror/gore flick.
The film stars Alexandra Lesch, Kristiana Rohder (Miss Universe Germany 2010), Lara Baum, Alexandra Jordan, Violetta Schurawlow, Indira Madison, Dominik Schneider, Jessica Klauss, Mike Zick, Celina Klemenz, and Heiko Rohde.
This film written by Mario von Czapiewski will hit German theaters before taking on the international audiences.  Bon appetite!
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Kati (Lesch) is a young model on her way to a birthday party for her little sister, Celine (Baum). Tanja (Rohder), Kati's best friend, and some of the others want to celebrate and camp near the woods. While preparing the party, the girls get attacked by strangers. Kati, still on her way to the camping place, loses her way in the woods and is led onto the wrong track by a vagabond (Klauss). When her car is stolen afterwards, Kati finds herself lost in the deep forest and arrives at an old factory, where a clan of cannibals is already preparing their feast... main course: Kati's friends.

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Second Trailer and Extended Clip For “John Carter”


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Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, Willem Dafoe
The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.




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Monday, February 27, 2012

“Cockneys VS Zombies” Stills

 
n. pl. cock·ney or Cock·ney [kokni]
1. (Social Science / Peoples) (often capital) a native of London, esp of the working class born in the East End, speaking a characteristic dialect of English. Traditionally defined as someone born within the sound of the bells of St. Mary-le-Bow church.
2. (Linguistics) the urban dialect of London or its East End for example “Dog and Bone = Phone”.
Written by James Moran (Severence) and directed by Matthias Hoene the film stars Michelle Ryan, Alan Ford and Harry Treadaway.
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Cockneys vs Zombies is the story of Andy (Harry Treadaway) and Terry (Rasmus Hardiker): two hapless cockney brothers who try to save their grandfather’s (Alan Ford) care home by robbing a bank. At the same time, a virus sweeps across East London turning all the inhabitants into flesh eating zombies. The duo face a horde of undead creating a need to save a home full of oldies, a desire to preserve their loot, and a fight get out of London alive.

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“The Moth Diaries” Trailer


An eerie melo-drama to say the least. It hints at the supernatural but other than the hyper emotional constants of adolescence the trailer does not actually show the evil only teases at it’s existence. I am hooked.

Starring Lily Cole, Scott Speedman, Sarah Gadon and Sarah Bolger.
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"Adolescence is and always will be a time of intense emotional confusion, especially if you spend it in a closed environment. That's the case with Rebecca, a young girl haunted by her father's suicide, who is a student at an exclusive female boarding school. She pours her heart out in a diary, much of it focused on Lucy, her beloved roommate. Their relationship changes drastically with the arrival of a mysterious new student, Ernessa. As Lucy abandons her for this new girl, Rebecca becomes consumed with thoughts of jealousy and suspicion -- Ernessa is dangerous, evil, a vampire. Is there any truth to all this or is Rebecca slipping into insanity?"

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3 More Riddick Images


Three new stills from the set of the new Riddick picture which makes this the most exciting film coming out for me! Next to “Prometheus” and “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” that is….

Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk, Keri Hilson.
Coming in 2013.
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Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.
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“Rise Of The Animals” Trailer


The film looks as low budget as one would expect. It has mostly cgi animals and puppetry effects but the premise is something that is always on my mind. I remember being a kid and having many southern baptist family members talk of how animals would turn on the masters of this world in the end of days. Those thoughts place images in young minds that grow disturbing anticipations. So even though I am as close to PETA’s beliefs as a human carnivore can get I still hold these thoughts today. Even when bathing my 13 year old chow-chow.

Check out the entertaining trailer for Chris Wojcik’s “Rise Of The Animals”.
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“After infiltrating an all girl’s slumber party in a remote cabin, Wolf, an awkward pizza delivery driver spends a passionate evening with a beautiful teen named Samantha. The next morning Samantha is gone, and the cabin in the woods is attacked by a family of deer. After a brutal massacre the cabin is bathed in the blood and gruesome remains of deer and teenage girl. Wolf, his best friend Jake, and Jake’s sister Rachel are the only one’s left standing.
Wolf finds Samantha’s cell phone amidst the blood bath, and the trio set out on an epic, cross-country journey to return the lost phone to the girl of Wolf’s dreams. As animals across the globe turn on humanity and society quickly collapses into chaos, Wolf’s determined spirit pushes him forward against all odds. But is she worth it?”

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“The Doomsday Book” English Trailer


Talked about this film a few weeks back but here is an English subtitled trailer for the picture.
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First Chapter (“Heaven’s Creation”) – Director Kim Ji-woon: A story about a robot who gains consciousness and the absurdity that follows.
Second Chapter (“The New Generation”) – Director Lim Pil-seong: A clever action film told from the point of view of a boy who has become a zombie, this segment explores how humans lose control of planet Earth, becoming mere food for a different species.
Third Chapter (“The Christmas Gift”) – Director Han Jae-rim: A musical movie that re-interprets the beautiful love story “The Christmas Gift” by O Henry, this project confronts the basic instincts of a woman and her last chance to survive after witnessing the end of the world.”

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