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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Check Out This Cast Commentary For “Man On The Roof” Indie Film.



530087_265600343553828_1930383205_nA Young Woman And Her Group Of Friends Are Stalked & Terrorized By :THE MAN ON THE ROOF”.

Meet the cast in this video commentary promoting the indie flick which is currently seeking funding at Indiegogo.— with Melena Kiriaki, Chris Wilson, Jonathon Tracy, Patrick Gene Luna, Tylor West, Tabitha Evans, Jori Gill, Brianna Brill, Melissa Nassauer, Mikel Ledesma, Kensley Grant and Rebecca Lex.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lovers & Killers By Mary Turzillo


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front_medA book of poetry. Dark Regions will issue Mary Turzillo’s Lovers & Killers on July 31st. This is a collection of new poems by the Nebula Award Winner.

“In Turzillo's razor-sharp lines, lovers and killers are examined, deftly dissected, and exposed to the world. The lovers and killers that you thought you knew are transformed, viewed from new perspectives. All types are captured in these pages. Even the page and the reader fall under her scrutiny. One can't help but surrender to Turzillo's vision and unique blend of wit and profundity.” J. E. Stanley, author of Dark Intervals and Intrinsic Night

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Behind The Scene Shots From “Sheriff Tom VS. The Zombies”




479470_235600106554968_1585962777_oCheck out these behind the scene shots from the sequel to “Marry Horror”. Sheriff Tom is back and ready to kill some people! As he starts his killing spree a spell is unleashed by accident turning everyone in town into human flesh eating zombies!! Join Sheriff Tom as he verses the Zombies!





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Four Stills From Vampire Flick “Byzamtium”



byz (1)_thumb[2]Eleanor and Clara, two mysterious and penniless young women, flee the scene of a violent crime and arrive in a run-down coastal resort. They try to find money and refuge along the tawdry seafront and in the dilapidated hotels.
Clara, ever-practical, sells her body. She soon meets shy and lonely Noel, who provides a roof over their heads in his seedy guesthouse, Byzantium. Clara, always looking towards the future, turns it into a ‘pop-up’ brothel.
Meanwhile Eleanor, the eternal schoolgirl, meets Frank, a kindred spirit who unwittingly prompts her to tell the truth about her life. She tells him that Clara is her mother; yet Clara is only a few years older. She says that she was born in 1804; yet she is just sixteen. She confesses that she must drink human blood to stay alive – and so must her mother. In the small, quiet town, people start to die.
And the past that the girls have been running from for so long, finally catches up with them – with astonishing consequences.”
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NBC Taking On Stoker’s Dracula



Dracula-Jonathan-Rhys-MeyersNBC and Sky Living today announced the co-production of “Dracula,” a provocative new drama series version of the classic Bram Stoker novel starring Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers (“The Tudors,” “Elvis”) in the title role. It was announced jointly today by Universal Television Executive Vice President Bela Bajaria, and Sky’s Head of Drama, Anne Mensah.
“Dracula” is from the producers behind the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning hit “Downton Abbey,” Carnival Films & Television, along with Flame Ventures and Playground, and will begin production later this year.
The 10-episode series introduces Dracula as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier. There’s only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.
Based on a script by co-executive producer Cole Haddon, “Dracula” will be executive-produced by former president of HBO Films and Emmy winner Colin Callender (“The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”) for Playground, Tony Krantz (“24”, “Sports Night”) for Flame Ventures, Gareth Neame (“Downton Abbey”) for Carnival Films & Television (part of NBCUniversal International Television Production), Anne Mensah for Sky, and Universal Television. Reece Pearson from Flame Ventures is also co-executive producer.
Bajaria said: “We are thrilled to produce this smart, sophisticated, and provocative re-imagining of ‘Dracula,’ in partnership with Colin, Tony and our International studio arm and Sky Living for NBC Network. It is a timeless tale with relevant, surprising twists and turns with the exquisite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the marquee role.”

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Trailer For Sci-fi Flick “Perfect: Android Rising”



perfect-android-dvdIn the near future, our nation is at war with itself, once again. The United States, on the brink of collapse, transforms into a totalitarian republic. All those who oppose the new Republic are deemed traitors and form the Rebel Resistance.
In an effort to wipe out the rebels, the new Republic authorizes the engineering of the perfect killing machine, an artificially intelligent android soldier named LIA. But while in battle, LIA is captured by the Resistance and reprogrammed to think and feel.
Will LIA switch allegiances, effectively deciding the outcome of this war? Or will she finish her mission and exterminate the Rebel Resistance?


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New Trailer For “Six Degrees Of Hell”



378162_333049813380676_993978539_nA Corey Feldman horror film centering on The Hotel of Horror in Saylorsburg, PA www.hotelofhorror.com

Six people and their lives are stitched together by a supernatural force that has laid claim to one of them. A Halloween haunted establishment is ground zero for a paranormal perfect storm inadvertently touched off by a seemingly random series of events.
 

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Teaser Trailer For Existential Horror “Toad Road”



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Directed by Jason Banker  “Toad Road” captures a disturbing portrait of contemporary youth culture where the lines between perception and reality are blurred with often frightening results.


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Something Big Is About To Happen Warns Sci-Fi Thriller “Pontypool Changes” Teaser


“Pontypool Changes” is a sci-fi thriller about a virus that plagues the earth exposing a nightmare of semiotic zombie reality. Loosely based on Tom Burgess ‘s novel Pontypool Changes Everthing up until now the film was mostly rumored or spoken of with no real clarity as to whether the project would see the light of day. Now thanks to the teaser poster and a clip of the opening scene we all can now thrill in the factual evidence that suggests the film is happening.
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Check Out The Trailer For “Paranoia”




PARANOIA-newDirected by Bivas Biswas and starring Katherine Stewart, Shane Dean. Check out the trailer for “Paranoia” which has just completed production.
Alaina (Katherine Stewart) seemed to have it all. Friends. Success. A perfect life with her husband. But, something was missing. She begins to take radically aggressive fertility treatment drugs to help her have the baby she always wanted. And it soon appears that all is not as right with her life as she had thought. Her husband, Mark (Shane Dean) seems distant. And she begins having suspicions as to his faithfulness. Is he cheating on her? She begins following him to find out the truth. Her friend, Sherry (scream queen, Tiffany Shepis) tries to comfort her and let’s her know that the fertility drugs have wild, psychological side effects. But, Alaina’sparanoia becomes an obsession for finding out the truth. She is comforted by a stranger, Jason (Cavin Gray Schneider), who interested in being more than friends. Alaina’s fears will drive her to the brink of sanity. Convinced that her husband is cheating on her, she hires a hitman to kill Mark. Sherry’s husband, Ben (James Ray), a police defective, begins investigating Mark’s disappearance… with shocking repercussions. For Alaina, all is not what it seems to be. And the story unfolds with two different perspectives… Alaina’s imagination and the horrifying truth that will destroy her.

New Film Festival Invades Nashville TN



heebjeeb2bDr. Gangrene and Culture Cringe Give You The Heebee Jeebees.
Horror Short Film Contest Set To Invade Bucket City
Murfreesboro, TN (07.24.2012) Nashville horror host Dr. Gangrene is teaming with Culture Cringe for the First Annual Heebie Jeebies Horror Short Film Festival. The one night event will showcase horror short films made locally in the middle Tennessee area as well as around the globe.
Dr. Gangrene said of the festival, “I'm excited to partner with Culture Cringe for the Heebie Jeebies film festival. They've been doing some exciting events in Murfreesboro, and their energy and enthusiasm will help make this an exciting event!”
Films will be screened September 29th 2012 at 3 Brothers Deli and Brewhouse located in the heart of Murfreesboro Tennesee, followed by an Award Scaremony honoring the best of the festival. Awards will be given for Best Director, Actor, Actress, Funniest Short, Scariest Short, Best Music Video, a best young film maker award and the Grand Prize of the festival will presented with the coveted Cringie Statue. Winners will also be included on a dvd release from Shackle Island Studios and Culture Cringe and aired on THE CW on Dr. Gangrene Presents television program.
Alongside Dr. Gangrene the festival is being curated by Benjamin Kaboom of Culture Cringe and film maker Cameron McCasland. McCasland said of the films being selected to screen, “I think everyone involved with Heebie Jeebies likes the idea of No Budget Lo-Fi film making. People just picking up a camera and shooting something that scares them, inspires them, makes them laugh, whatever. We want something different. It doesn’t have to be slick to make a good movie. I honestly just love the idea of friends running around in back yards and city streets making monster movies for the hell of it. Thats the stuff I want to see! ”
Films must be 22 minutes in length or less, horror themed,  and meet TV decency standards. The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens. Submissions must be received by August 22, 2012 A full list of rules can be found at http://heebiejeebiesfilmfest.blogspot.com
Culture Cringe is a label specializing in LO-FI media releases of indie musical artists and films on cassette tape, vhs, and a handcrafted self published zine. Culture Cringe podcast all things strange from Bucket City, Murfreesboro TN,  Culture Cringe continues to put on shows and events in offbeat places with a focus on keeping things local and weird. For more information check out culturecringe.com
Larry Underwood is an award winning writer and television producer. Outside of his role of Dr. Gangrene , he writes a regular column for Scary Monsters Magazine and daily musings in his Tales From The Lab Blog at DrGangrene.com
Cameron McCasland is an Emmy nominated film maker from Edgewood Texas who has called Nashville home since 2001. His work has been seen on MTV, CMT, The CW, and film festivals around the globe. His upcoming feature film “The Lashman” is due out later this year.

The Lost Charles Band Sequel To “The Evil Clergyman” To Premiere At Chicago Horror Convention



H.P. LOVECRAFT’s THE EVIL CLERGYMAN”
TO WORLD PREMIERE AT FLASHBACK WEEKEND
CHICAGO HORROR CONVENTION
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MUVICO THEATERS, ROSEMONT, IL

EvilClergymanPoster1-691x1024In 1987 Charles Band directed “PULSESPONDERS”, an anthology film comprised of short film sequels to the biggest hits of Empire Pictures; H.P. LOVECRAFT’s THE EVIL CLERGYMAN”, the first (and unseen) “TRANCERS sequel, and a sequel to “THE DUNGEONMASTER” . “PULSEPOUNDERS” was shot and edited in 1988 before circumstances prevented it from being released. “PULSEPOUNDERS” was thought to be a lost film. For the last 25 years, fans have clamored to see it.
Recently, a “PULSEPOUNDERS” work print was discovered. Charles Band and a team of digital experts have been working for the last year digitally restoring it. Richard Band, the composer of classic film scores such as “RE-ANIMATOR”and “PUPPET MASTER” has composed an original lavish 1980’s style score for it! The first of the “lost” “PULSEPOUNDERS” episodes to be restored, “H.P.’s Lovecraft’s THE EVIL CLERGYMAN” re-united horrors hottest duo; Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton! “THE EVIL CLERGYMAN” also stars horror legends David Warner and David Gale (Dr. Hill from “RE-ANIMATOR”).
Attending this historic cinematic event will be director Charles Band, stars Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, and composer Richard Band.
Also, coming to DVD on October 9th, 2012! Available on http://www.fullmoondirect.com!

See Peter Straub At 7th Annual Killer Nashville Conference



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR PETER STRAUB —A MASTER OF HORROR WHOSE MOST RECENT NOVEL 'A DARK MATTER' WAS RELEASED IN 2010—WILL BE A GUEST OF HONOR AT THE
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PeterStraubJerryBauer-v2The Internationally Attended Conference Focusing On Crime, Mystery, Thriller and Suspense Literature Takes Place August 23-26 at the Hutton Hotel in Downtown Nashville
Killer Nashville (www.killernashville.com), the premier conference for mystery, thriller and crime fiction authors and fans, is pleased to announce New York Timesbestselling author and multiple award winning master of horror Peter Straub(www.peterstraub,net) as one of its three guests of honor at its seventh annual event, which takes place August 23-26, 2012 at the Hutton Hotel in Downtown Nashville.
Straub says, "It is very exciting to be participating in Killer Nashville, and I look forward to it very eagerly.”
"We're dedicated to assisting writers in developing a greater understanding of the craft of the mystery, thriller, suspense, true crime dramas and horror fiction, and Mr. Straub is renowned for setting a very high standard in many of these arenas,” says Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford (www.claystafford.com), an international bestselling author himself, who has also worked in the film industry for years as a writer, director, producer and actor.    
Peter Straub is the author of more than 17 novels, several poetry and short story collections, seven novellas, and a collection of nonfiction essays. Most famous for his work in the horror genre, he has also received acclaim for his poems, literary novels, and thrillers. His numerous literary awards include the Bram Stoker Award, theWorld Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.
Straub's first novel "Marriages” was published in 1973, but it was his fifth, the national bestseller "Ghost Story,” that made him a household name. Stephen Kingcalled it "one of the best horror novels of the latter half of the 20th century.” And later collaborated with Straub on two fantasy novels: "The Talisman” and its sequel, "Black House.” Straub also edited "H. P. Lovecraft: Tales.” His most recent thriller, "A Dark Matter,” was released in February, 2010.
Previous guests of honor at Killer Nashville include Jeffery Deaver, Michael Connelly, Carol Higgins Clark, Donald Bain, Robert Dugoni, Bill Bass and JA Jance.
Held the fourth full weekend of every August, the event opened with 70 guests from the immediate region and has grown to attract over 500 people, including budding writers, authors, editor, publishers and fans from throughout the U.S., Canada, theUK and Italy.

My Review Of “Little Big Boy: The Death Stalker Murders” (2011)



Little Big Boy PosterHorror/Comedy “Little Big Boy: The Death Stalker Murders” is a black satire that focuses on the life and events surrounding famed Indie filmmaker Jimmy Duncan. Told in a blend of retrospective/ documentary format the film shows a bizarre environment of over the top personalities that poke fun at not just the horror industry but the film industry at large in a dark comedic look into the behind the scenes world of a film company and a director sinking into madness. The story follows director Jimmy Duncan as he sets out to make a movie entitled “Death Stalker” about a serial killer. Unfortunately he spirals into a state of pure insanity as his past causes him to break with sanity and begin to kill the actresses seeking a role in his latest feature film. Directed by Kim Sonderholm “Little Big Boy” is a wild mockumentary featuring some very notable members of the Independent film world. There is an entertaining series of interview clips featuring the Lloyd Kaufman of Troma studios as well a number of well endowed Splatter-Chicks willing to show all there assets in a full frontal tongue in cheek series of audition tapes and scenes that not only show the awesome since of humor this group of Indie artists posses but also show their passion for an industry that doesn’t always get the respect that big budget major studio backed comrades receive. It shows just how dedicated to making original material the genre community is to horror.

The film also stars April Monique Burril (Chainsaw Sally, Good Sisters); Monique Dupree (Satan Hates You, Spirit); Megan Sacco (Avantgarde); Amy Lynn Best (A Feast of Flesh, Splatter Movie); Rachel Grubb (Terror Overload, Strip Club Slasher); Brandon Slagle (Methodic, Mega Shark vs Crocosourus); David C. Hayes (Blood Moon Rising, Slices); Keith Collins (Non Compos Mentis, Killer Hoo-Ha!); Manoush (Amelie from Montmatre, Le Petite Morte); Gry Bay (All About Anna); Melany Denise (Westbrick Murders); reality stars/celebrity models Katrine Poulsen and Jessica Sky; and many others. The role as Jimmy’s daughter is played by teenage talent Nicolette Michaela. In addition to brief cameos by Playboy models Angelina Leigh and Nikki Magnusson. The troubled film maker Jimmy Duncan is played by Kim Sønderholm who also directed the film, while his younger self is played by Danish actor-rapper Toke Lars Bjarke, well known for his performance in 2011's Best Foreign Picture Academy Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner "In A Better World". All of whom bring a dark humor to “Little Big Boy” as they offers their own insight into working with an intense and sometimes difficult director. Kim Sonderholm has blended black comedy, documentary, and exploitation genres into one very witty and very dark film. The premise is somewhat standard mockumentary style that at first seems to lack excitement as it builds to the climax of the story. However what it lacks in that dramatic intensity at the beginning is more than made up for in the sheer entertaining barrage of humorous interviews and action clips where actresses and industry associates take sharp digs into the main character offering up an almost truth to what it is like working in the horror industry. It almost makes you think that the film is actually a satire of some unnamed real director or maybe Sonderholm himself. Either way it is a very fun film.

“Little Big Boy” is a cool dark comedy that does offer up some graphic visuals and humorous scenes without seeming too exaggerative. It manages to build to a twisted finish where we are shown some pretty intense images of gore, necrophilia, and plenty of nudity. All of which are topics that horror and exploitation genre films explore even if people only touch on the topics reluctantly. Which is how most in the horror genre approach such dark subjects. Not the case with Kim Sonderholm. He manages to hit on these points with full throttled, in your face, purpose. His portrayal of Jimmy Duncan offers a sinister realism that sometimes seems more serious than mere caricature. The film progresses perfectly from an innocent, comedic view into the fictional life of a director then flows into chilling intense madness as the character of Jimmy Duncan spirals into personal psychotica. None of which is what I expected to find when I set down to watch “Little Big Boy” but all of which proved to be a pleasant surprise. The film was a maddening ride into insanity and I enjoyed watching the demented rise and fall of  Jimmy Duncan unfold.

You can read more about “Little Big Boy: The Death Stalker Murders” here where you can see the trailer.  Plus check out the movie’s Facebook Page.

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