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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Official “Resident Evil Retribution” Trailer


Finally the official trailer for the new “Resident Evil” movie is out. It sets that stage for the final battle between Alice and her friends against Umbrella. So can’t wait to see this.


Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

Matt Westrup’s Short film “The Gate” Will Get Feature Treatment.



Named one of the best horror short films of 2011 by Viewfinder “The Gate” is a mutant creature film directed by Matt Westrup. Wayfare Entertainment has purchased production and finance rights to the film for a feature length movie.
Deadline reports Westrup as saying “Our plan for The Gate was to always expand and build upon the world that I conceived for the 11 minute short.” He continues, “Wayfare Entertainment shares our vision in taking those themes and ideas, and adapting them into a sci-fi thriller that is driven by a grounded, sophisticated plot and intriguing character arcs.”

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Official Trailer For “Zombies VS Strippers”


There isn’t much longer to wait for “Zombies VS Strippers” to hit DVD shelves. The film is from one of my favorite companies that has maintained great entertaining horror and comedy filmmaking through the decades. The movie will be out in July 2012. Check out the new batch of stills and the official trailer for “Zombies VS Strippers”.


The Tough Titty is a strip club that's seen better days. But tonight it's gonna see a whole lot worse. Spider has been losing money on his business for years. Now it's finally getting the traffic he's always wanted... unfortunately, most of his patrons are undead. With a sudden outbreak of the zombie virus, Vanilla, Bambi, and Sugar Hills deal with the disaster the way only a stripper can. Blood and braziers go flying in this exciting horror film.


















Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Review Of “Antichrist” (2009)


A quick note: This is not a film about the figure head of an evil leader who comes to power and leads us all into hell based on Christian mythology. The use of Antichrist here is more symbolic. Used as a metaphor for the dark chaos that seeds and grows in human nature. At least that is how the film matched against the title for my experience of seeing Lars Von Trier’s “Antichrist”.


“Antichrist” follows the emotional and physical relationship of a couple after the tragic loss of their toddler son. Directed by Lars Von Trier and starring William Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg this film is a true film noir with perfect moments of artist stylization. There is a symphonic build within this dark psychological thriller that is both hypnotic and disturbing. The movie begins much like a classical opus so do not go into this film expecting an ‘edge of your seat’ intensity that is associated with most psychological thrillers in modern cinema. This is not that kind of film. Instead go into this movie with the same approach you would take toward a trip to the symphony or opera. Trust me if you allow yourself to experience this film from start to finish – uninterrupted-you will not be disappointed. I promise that.

The direction taken in “Antichrist” is a very European and controversial approach. This film is mostly intended for a Danish audience with little regard to western sensitivities. That makes this movie a film apart from anything out there today. It is graphic and emotional. At times the story seems slow but with purpose. It builds with moments of twisted visionary climax before slowly drifting back into deep melodrama. The images fill the screen and your mind with explosive affect. The movie is told in Chapters, starting with the Prologue followed by four Chapters then ending with the Epilogue.

The film is a journey of human nature through emotional and spiritual chaos that starts with a tragic catalyst then spirals into a near demonic frenzy of psychotic collapse. A movie that has changed my whole perspective of cinema and genre film making. I swear that if you refrain from wanting to get out of this movie during the first 45 minutes allowing yourself to fully experience the story both visually and emotionally you too will feel changed somewhat. This is a dark thriller that is beautiful and sinister in every detail and frame. Both graphic and groundbreaking. “Antichrist” is not your average noir nor is it your typical thriller story. I consider this to be one of the best films of the last 20 years of world cinema. A must watch for any fan of genre filmmaking whether noir, horror, or drama.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Survivors: The Morningstar Strain By Z.A. Recht


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The long-awaited finale of Z.A. Recht's "action-packed zombie extravaganza" (Ryan C. Thomas) that began with the acclaimed novels Plague of the Dead and Thunder and Ashes. . . .
"THE MORNINGSTAR STRAIN WAS ""THE END OF THE WORLD."""
In the wake of the zombie apocalypse, two separate bands of survivors journey across a decimated America, each with the desperate goal of finding the cure for the virulent plague that threatens the existence of humankind--or what's left of it. Now it's up to these inheritors of the future to outlive their waking nightmare, any way they can.
"BUT FOR THESE SURVIVORS, IT IS JUST THE BEGINNING."""
One group includes a brilliant virologist; for the other, an immune soldier proves invaluable. Battling infected and marauding raiders at every turn, the teams soon uncover the devious plans of Sawyer, an agent of the Chairman of the Reunited States of America, who believes that Dr. Anna Demilio already has the cure, and he will stop at nothing to find her. Now, with the salvation of the world and their own souls on the line, how far will the survivors go to emerge victorious?
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Get Ready For A 3D Flick With A Real Bite!


Are you ready for a little more bite in your 3D experience. No I don’t mean Piranha's or Vamps. This time we are talking about something a little different than your average creature feature. Check out the poster for new horror flick with a killer since of humor. “Chompers 3D” is coming our way! Directed by Jesse Blanchard. Read about this new flick below.


The Creature – Chompers is a shape-changing predator that disguises itself as something round waiting for a victim to slide an appendage inside its mouth. In the wild, it took the shape of hollowed out logs and stumps. In suburbia, its found trashcans, cookies jars, coffee cups, & so much more.
The Hero – Brooklyn is smart, but that’s about all she has going for her. Her skin is not good, she’s overweight, and she has glasses as thick as coke bottles. but she is about the only person that will survive the movie and it’s not because of her luck.
The Puppets – The people are real. The creature is real. The blood and guts are real. They just happen to be puppets. We’re using puppets because this is the best tool to tell the story. We’ll be able to pack so much more into the movie with this method. It will create a better environment to hide the monster in. We will not have any restriction on what happens to the main characters. And we can build exactly the characters and the world we have in mind. We’re using puppets to make a better movie.
3D – Writer/Director Jesse Blanchard has designed and patented his own 3D camera system. His first stereoscopic 3D short Shine took home the Best of Festival Award from the Los Angeles 3D Film Festival. More info of the camera system at www.GoatAndYeti.com
Jesse Blanchard – Writer/Director Blanchard has made over 50 shorts before stepping into his first feature. Those shorts have been picked up by George Romero and Dimension Films, praised by Neil LaBute (Nurse Betty, The Wicker Man) and Drew Barrymore (E.T. Never Been Kissed), and screened around the world at festivals from New York to Cannes.
Says Blanchard “The puppets are no more a gimmick than Kermit the Frog. These are real people that are going through one hell-of-a-time with Chompers…they just happen to be puppets. Furthermore, most of my favorite horror films – aliens, dead alive, evil dead, the thing, etc – use puppets. This just takes it one step further.”
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Promo For “Resident Evil: Retribution” Facebook Event


On Thursday, June 14th at 11:00 am EDT there will be a killer Facebook event with Milla Jovovich on the “Retribution” Facebook Page that will be followed by the world premiere of the new “Resident Evil” movie trailer. Milla will chat with fans from the Regal Union Cinema’s In NYC. Below is the promo for said event.


Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race's last and only hope, Alice (Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.


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Pain By Harry Shannon


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A top secret virus infects the water supply of a mountain town. Two mercenary soldiers, a retiring doctor and a handful of terrified patients struggle to defend a remote ER against a mob of the living dead. Through one long, harrowing night the living will learn there are many different kinds of...
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First Word On “Bloody Bones”


“Bloody Bones” is the fist feature film from American Horror House an Indie film company dedicated to that 80’s classic horror vibe. The company has started production on their first feature and it looks to be bloody good.


In 1987, five youths entered a decrepit house looking for a place to party and escape the weather for the night. Instead they found a nightmare. For inside the basement, there lives a skinless monster by the name of Bloody Bones. . .and he's hungry.





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First Word On “The Legend Of Seven Toe Maggie”


“The Legend Of Seven Toe Maggie” is a low budget horror film, written and directed by Joseph Lavender. It will be the 2nd film for Blackflight Studios and it will be shot in and around Cordele GA. The story is loosely based on a local urban legend involving a real life locatoin in Cordele GA. Directed by Joseph Lavender and starring Chase Steven Anderson, Mandi Christine, Kerr, Josh Sinyard, Christina Pykles, Lesley Warren, and Travis Breedlove.


When a group of Paranormal Investigators come to town to prove if a small town's urban legend is real. They get a lot more than what they ever bargained for.









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New Details On Sequel To “The Woman In Black”


“The Woman In Black: Angels Of Death” the sequel to the hit film starring Daniel Radcliffe has an official plot pinned by Jon Coker. Currently in pre-production.


Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh Harsh has awoken its darkest inhabitant.  Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons.  Despite Eve’s efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black.

New Post-Apocalyptic Web Series Coming


Check out the trailer for post-apocalyptic “The Silent City”. This is a new web series that takes a new spin on the idea of the end times road travel. Shot in abandoned and decaying areas of New
York City.


Welcome to New York City.
Population: 01

When an unexplained event decimates the human race, the survivors must fight for their lives in the ruins of civilization. “The Silent City” is a 5-part web series about the last living man as he travels through the post-apocalyptic ruins of New York City.




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Details & Trailer On “Exhibit X”



“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( THE SOURCE OF THIS STORY HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED and the original press release appears to have been removed )
NEW YORK, NY – May 20, 2012 / By Annonymous ~ Angela Wilaneaux, 22, a model who has reportedly been living in Paris and New York, was arrested in Paris, France and charged with the murders of 51 people stemming from an incident occurring on January 15, 2009. In her arraignment hearing this morning she has plead not guilty. However, according to several eyewitness testimony, Wilaneaux, one of 52 people who attended a party 3 years ago, at the Edgar Bradford home in Los Angeles, California, was “Covered with blood and growling as she fled the scene in her red luxury sports car.” She was the only person in attendance at the party who was not found dead at the scene by local authorities.
The details surrounding this horrific incident, based on interviews, was that Sean T. Marques, a promoter for Firestarter Vodka,LLC wanted to hold a promotional event inside a so-called “Haunted House” but some time during the party things apparently went “horribly wrong and Marques ignored the locals warnings” to “Stay out of the Bradford home.” Neighbors familiar with the Edgar Bradford house also stated they had candidly warned Marques about the dangers of holding a party there after they noticed he was setting up signage and banners in the front yard.
The Bradford home is considered by many paranormal followers to be one of the most haunted houses in the world. The home is the place of the 1930′s Bradford incident that was never explained and has been a mystery to locals ever since. Neighbors claimed they had expressed concerns to Marques, about numerous paranormal sightings, violent hauntings and deaths that have taken place at the home over the last 70 years but “He didn’t seem to care. I think he thought it was some kind of joke,” said a neighbor.
Private video footage taken by a young man who was killed at the Bradford Home during the incident, was found in the back yard by local authorities who claim the footage is “Pivotal Evidence” and “almost guarantees a conviction” in the case. Regardless, the evidence could be tainted because somehow, against the demands of the mother who lost her son, the film is being released and sold as the film “EXHIBIT X.” Even though it could be the most damaging evidence in the case against Wilaneaux, her defense is trying to spin the recordings in another direction. They are using the theory that the defendant was possessed by the ghost of Edgar Bradford, and they claim that the footage proves it. The case has a dozen critical pieces of evidence including paranormal activity, which is the first of it’s kind to be allowed and presented to a jury in US history.
The model’s family has denied repeated requests for interviews by media. Neighbors complained to the police on the day of the party of shrill screams coming from the house just before it started to burn.
A longtime Los Angeles resident, Susan Charge-Antonelli, who lives on the same block as the Bradford house told reporters,” I was very concerned for them, especially all the girls, because everyone around here knows that place is creepy. I just had a bad feeling something was going to happen… and it did.” She also told reporters that one of the people was “burning and screaming in the street.” Charge-Antonelli has refused any further interviews and she appeared visibly shaken by the recent trauma she had witnessed.
Other neighbors reported that they heard massive screams of terror coming from the house shortly after 4pm. The fire department and paramedics arrived to find the bodies of 51 people in a gruesome scene. According to one Fire Department first responder, who asked to remain anonymous, “The people were just slashed to pieces, all burned, I am absolutely sickened by whoever could do such a thing.”
Prosecutors allege that after Wlinaneaux killed all 51 people she then attempted to burn down the house but firefighters were able to put out the fire before it destroyed other homes, thanks to 911 calls by neighbors.
Wilnaneaux remains free on $10 million bail awaiting a new trial date.”

New One Sheet For “Inside The Whore”


Check out the new one-sheet for exploitation action/gore flick “Inside The Whore”. This will be a sequel to the wildly popular indie flick “The Whore” from Reinert Films. Starring stars Reinert Kill, Jørgen Langhelle (The Thing remake, Arn: The Knight Templar), Dagrun Anholt (Umeå4ever), Viktoria Winge (Cold Prey, Cold Prey 2), Kim Sønderholm (Bleed with Me, Craig), porn star Isabel Vibe (the original Hora), Norwegian “Big Brother” star Anette Young.


During the shooting of the sequel to Reinert Kiil’s feature film Hora, aka The Whore, a lot of mysterious things happened on the set.
This is the story that SHOULD have been told…
While shooting the sequel to The Whore, director Reinert Kiil and his director of photography join forces in an effort to make the ugliest and most grotesque film ever made. During production outside Kvam in Bergen, the crew and actors notice that there is something weird and strange going on when friends and colleagues begin to die in brutal ways. The question is whether it is the Whore who has come to life looking for revenge or whether it’s actually the director who gets his dream come true about making the most horrible movie ever.
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Pics From "Paris, I'll Kill You" Anthology


“Paris I’ll Kill You” has a cool poster and a killer concept. The independent film has ten directors in an anthology that according to the film’s Facebook page “even if we could explain it-you wouldn’t believe it”. Here is a simple synopsis: “Darkness has descended on the city of Romance, and Death is coming for you in the most glorious way imaginable…”













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Check Out The Newest Trailer For “Nightmare”


“Nightmare” is a short film inspired by the Jungian dream archetypes; The Persona, The Self, The Shadow, The Child, and the investigations into the MK Ultra by Dr. George Andrews. The film takes pieces from all of these amazing inspirations and births an urban, science fiction film.


Nightmare follows Carl, an ex-solider who has the power to foresee future events in his dreams. A piercing sound drills into his head upon awaking.The sound will not stop until he prevents the dreams from occurring. When his dreams begin to spill into reality he must survive his own nightmare.

Nightmare Trailer II (New Footage) from nic collins on Vimeo.
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First Word On “L’ Autre Monde/The Other World”


Fangoria posted the first image from Richard Stanley’s “L’ Autre Monde”. The film is set to explore those places on earth where our world overlaps that of the paranormal realm. Here is what he told Fangoria about this project:

“After 22 years of study, I plan to bring my extensive knowledge of the area to bear on this feature-length documentary, which Karim Hussain and myself plan to shoot in the areas of the Aude and the Ariege this summer. This project will examine some of the curious belief systems of the region’s inhabitants, where half-remembered legends of faeries and the ‘encantada’ blur into modern-day UFO lore. I intend to interview a cross-section of the local populace, ranging from individuals who claim to have had real-life experiences they can’t readily explain or quantify to town mayors, civic dignitaries and government employees who have been trying to suppress what they view as a virulent and potentially dangerous strain of mass hysteria.”

I can't wait for this to come out. I love documentary stuff, especially when dealing with lore and mythologies from around the world. There is so much out there still waiting to be explored as well as so much of our past that needs to be rewritten in order to be viewed as more truthful based on the knowledge we now know about our world and universe. The paranormal is so much more than just fear and superstition. Read the rest of the story here!



Check Out The Trailer For “The Zombinator”


Directed by Sergio Meyers and starring Patrick Kilpatrick, Joseph Aviel, Lucia Brizzi, JoAnne Tumbo, Diana Sillaots, Justin Brown, Melvin Breedlove, Travis Bratten, Scott Bajgrowicz, Sal Longobardo, Jennifer Sulkowski, Maria Arroyo-DeSimone. Check out the trailer for “The Zombinator”. I think Arnold would be proud but if he isn’t then fuck him! I think it is cool as hell.


“A fashion blogger documentary turns into a zombie horror nightmare when college students come face-to-face with the undead in Youngstown, Ohio.  Their only hope of survival is a former soldier turned zombie killer (Joseph Aviel) trying to protect them from “The Colonel” (Patrick Kilpatrick), a mercenary working for an evil corporation who developed the serum that causes zombie-ism.”




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Redlaw: Red Eye By James Lovegrove


Book Worth Reading:

Set for September 25th on a release date Red Eye is the second in the Redlaw series.

The eastern seaboard of the USA is experiencing the worst winter weather in living memory, and John Redlaw is in the cold white thick of it. He's come to America to investigate a series of vicious attacks on vampire immigrants - targeted kills that can't simply be the work of amateur vigilantes.
Dogging his footsteps is Tina 'Tick' Checkley, a wannabe TV journalist with an eye on the big time.
The conspiracy Redlaw uncovers could give Tina the career break she's been looking for. It could also spell death for Redlaw.
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Trailer For “Zombies VS Strippers”


Directed by Alex Nicolaou and starring Eve Mauro, Circus-Szalewski, Victoria Levine, Jonathan Erickson Eisley, Brittany Vaughn and Michael Cassidy. From Full Moon Direct “Zombies VS Strippers” is a horror/comedy.


"The Tough Titty is a strip club that’s seen better days. But tonight it’s gonna see a whole lot worse. Spider has been losing money on his business for years. Now it’s finally getting the traffic he’s always wanted… unfortunately, most of his patrons are undead. With a sudden outbreak of the zombie virus, Vanilla, Bambi, and Sugar Hills deal with the disaster the way only a stripper can.

Song Of Silver by Laura J. Underwood


Book Worth Reading:

With Silver Eyes and Silver Voice, He Weaves the Power of Magic Into Song...
He is Anwyn Baldomyre, the Harper Mage, and he's back again, traveling the length and breadth of Lamboria in search of songs. Guided -- and more often badgered -- at times by the wisdom of his harp Glynnanis whose living wood houses the soul of the last unicorn, Anwyn meets wyrefolk, wraiths, kelpies, fey folk and many who do not trust magic at all. And while he does not alwys seek adventure, it has a way of crossing his path and forcing him to reckon with himself.
Gathered together here is a collection of stories both old and new. In these eight tales, follow Anwyn as he solves the riddle of silver, settles a dispute among magical beings, aids a warrior woman against a wicked mage, and seeks to awaken a singing tree from a false winter sleep. For wherever Anwyn wanders, magic and music -- and even a little mayhem -- are sure to follow.
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Trailer For China’s First CGI Monster Movie


Check out the trailer for “Million Dollar Crocodile”. This is said to be China’s first ever CGI produced monster movie. The film is directed by Li Sheng Lin.




Xiao (10) befriends Amao, a 36 foot crocodile, who lives on his fathers croc sanctuary. Soon his father is forced to sell the crocodiles to a gangster who plans to use them for high priced meals. Before Amao is slaughtered, he escapes slaying his captors in the process. In the chaos, Amao accidentally swallows a cellphone with the location of 1 million dollars. When the rumors of this spread, the locals are split in two: some afraid for their lives, others set out to capture and kill the crocodile at any cost.”

New Images From “Bloodsucka Jones”


Check out the new images from horror/comedy “Bloodsucka Jones”. Gorgeous girls, graphic violence, kids cursing, severed heads, kicking, screaming, laughing, bad language, Kung Fu, blood, boobs, babes, heavy metal, punk, vampires, death, destruction, hugs, kisses, and gratuitous everything. Starring Preston Gant, Jessica Dercks, Justin Armao, Maria Canapino, Travis Woods, Matt Kelly, Erin Holt, William Cutting, Andy Cauble, Duncan Tran, and Ray Chavez Jr.


David's new girlfriend turns out to be a vampire so he enlists the help of the 10th best vampire hunter in his area code and legendary badass Bloodsucka Jones to fight off an army of evil preppy vampires.













Teaser Trailer For South Korea’s “Two Moons”


'Two Moons' stars Park Han-Byul, Kim Ji-Seok, Park Jin-Joo, Park Won-Sang, and Ra Mi-Ran. The film opens across South Korea in July 2012.


Two women and a man are isolated in a cabin with no way out.

New Images From “Lords Of Salem”


Check out these new images from Rob Zombie’s witch flick “Lords Of Salem” which is a modern horror story that takes place in Salem, Mass. We all know what nightmare shit went down in Salem so long ago.

The residents of Salem, Mass. are visited by a coven of 300 year old witches.




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