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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wes Ball To Direct “The Maze Runner”



uk_maze_runnerBack in 2010 Catherine Hardwicke had been picked to direct the film adaptation to Dashner’s young-adult novel series The Maze Runner for Fox. Apparently she has gone on to other projects and Fox has brought in newcomer Wes Ball to helm the project. Ball gained internet fame after his short film “Ruin” collected close to five million hits. “The Maze Runner” brings us a world where young people are set to a place known as the Glades and struggle to find their way through a labyrinth full of creatures that are half animal and half killing machine known as the Grievers.

Synopsis:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.
Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.


For The Long Run By Elizabeth Noble


Book Worth Reading:

FortheLongRunLGElizabeth Noble’s For The Long Run comes out September 12th from Dreamspinner Press and is on my wishlist. So mark your calendars for this book worth reading!

Description:
After being bullied into the closet by his conservative senator father, Jay Molloy reconciles himself to a life of one-night stands instead of the loving D/s relationship he craves. When he meets the man of his dreams, trained Dom Eric Keger, all Jay dares to hope for is a quick fling. Eric has other ideas. He’s been hired by Jay’s father to run security at the family’s hunting resort, but now he has his heart set on Jay.
When murder victims begin to turn up at the resort, Eric and Jay start an investigation, but chasing down the killer proves less frustrating than dealing with Jay’s abusive, homophobic father. Exploring their new relationship would be hard enough on their own, but Eric and Jay also have to deal with politics, Jay’s fake fiancée, and a murderer who may be something more than human.

Check it out here!

Psychotic Saturdays: Six Films Of Truly Psychotic Mayhem!

                                                                                     

It’s not just Saturday anymore! For today is a day when everyone is off. A day of mass frenzy to get in all those demented delights that screamed in the back of your mind all week long. A day to relieve some tension or unwind-figuratively and mentally. Why not join the ever growing masses of hysteria celebrating the insanity of – well- it all! Spiraling lives contorting down that drain of society in a frenzy of delusion and paranoia. Don’t fight the urges, let loose and unravel with the rest of the world and make your Saturday truly PSYCHOTIC! Or you can just play it safe and lock your doors, close your blinds, hold that butcher knife you keep under your mattress close to your chest and enjoy these six twisted and tortured tales of disturbed souls. Celebrate the crazy with the deranged for it PSYCHOTIC SATURDAYS!



6. Secret Window (2004)
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Based on a story by Stephen King, “Secret Window” is one adaptation of his work that got it right. Johnny Depp truly delivers on psychotic performance as Mort Rainey. Not to give the whole plot away for future serials of psychosis I will just say that sometimes one must get all up in the minds to end break that block. In this case it is writers block which Rainey is finally free from as he writes one hell of a novel that carries just a little more than his blood, sweat and tears. It also demands his sanity- or insanity in this case.


5. Black Swan (2010)
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Who knew that ballet could be so intense? “Black Swan” shows just how intense it can be to win that coveted role as “the swan queen”. For Natalie Portman it was maybe too intense for her own sanity. As she fights to keep up her “A” game as the lead Nina Sayers also fights keep from going crazy. Poor poor Nina it truly was a loosing battle for her as the role twists her into one truly crazy loon. To play the swan queen one must become the swan queen. In Nina’s case it became a literal transformation into the role a true psychotic.


4. American Psycho (2000)
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“American Psycho” gives us Christian Bale as one truly fucked up and yet some pretty together psychopath. He plays a man with everything, everything that is except his sanity. He has the career he wanted, the money, the clothes and the body. He also has narcissistic and antisocial tendencies that are expressed through homicidal impulses. Apparently the pressures of having it all and being on top can really do some major mental damage. This guy may look together but that boy ain’t right. Just proves what I have always said-“that reflection may shine pretty but it is only hidden the cracks”!


3. “The Shining” (1980)
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Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance in this film, as another adaptation of Mr. King’s work that got it write. “The Shining” gives us the delightful delusions of a struggling writer who takes up a job caring for one hell of a resort. Sadly for ole’ Jackie the isolated opportunity that writers crave does nothing for his goals nor his family. However if he set out to explore his delusional and homicidal rage as he isolates himself from reality then – goal achieved! This is truly one evil evolution from family man to family maniac. All work and no play makes Jackie a dull boy! Redrum muthah-fuckah!



2. Mr. Brooks (2007)
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“Mr. Brooks” shines a dark light on a truly evil character – the corporate leader! A man sitting on top of the world admired by all as a god of commerce literally squishing the tiny little heads of the ants around him. A true psychotic who has been watched closely but an admirer who wants to learn from the master. Not how to be a successful business man but how to be a psychotically methodical killer. Mr. Brooks is an apex maniac who soon has to prove why he is the master of all thinks psychopathic.


1. Peeping Tom (1960)
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“Peeping Tom” is truly a psychotic classic. The film follows a young director obsessed with getting that perfect shot and capturing the pure beauty and simplicity of that final scene. Of coarse that final scene that he captures is of him instilling fear in his victims just as he moves in for the kill. What better cinematic ambition could there be! Hey but it isn’t his fault that he is a homicidal maniac, his daddy made him do it. Poor Mark was raised as a lab rat in his farther psychological quest to study fear and the nervous system based on various catalysts. This film just proves that insanity is truly a hallmark moment and it is only a snuff film if you don’t have quality production!


So here are the first six psychotic flicks to to feed your maniacal minds. What do all these have in common besides expressing the beauty of the deliciously deranged? They show just how far one can go as they claw and scratch their way to the top of the human pile to achieve their glorious goals. They prove that ambition and the right path to ones future can truly be a pathway to madness where even those few who seem to have it all paved their way with blood, sweat and tears – of their victims of coarse- but they paid with their sanity. Now go make your Saturday a truly Psychotic Saturday!

New Teaser Poster For “Man On The Roof”


Earlier a new teaser poster was revealed for Mikel Ledesma’s “Man On The Roof”. Here is a more elaborate teaser poster for the Indie flick that deals with a group of friends being terrorized by a psychotic lurking on the roof. The film is scheduled for a 2013 release. Youcan find out more about this film here and see the earlier version of this teaser here.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Check Out The Teaser Trailer For “Bludgeon”



282647_312324698857007_1646000212_nOkay, I can’t believe that I am just now seeing this considering the trailer has been online since June but check out the teaser for Shawn Burkett’s “Bludgeon”. The film is scheduled for release this fall and comes courtesy of Concept Media Films. This is not the only interesting project from Shawn in the works, he also has the short film “Panty Raid” which will be part of the anthology series “Theatre Of The Deranged 2”. (read previous post here!)

 “Bludgeon” is a different beast all together. The film brings terror to a small Ohio community where after a series of brutal murders which end abruptly in 1992, leaves a community scarred. Fears rise once more as the killings begin again sending the police department in a panic to solve the cold case as a fresh body count begins to rise. The story comes from a script written by Burkett and I feel this teaser just barely touches on the nightmare that will be “Bludgeon”. Check out the teaser below.

Online Open Casting Call In Progress For “Slasher”3D



391563_409348165768914_1837625635_n“Slasher” 3D is a action/horror film that will be shot entirely in 3D. The film is being Produced by Blood Worx Films and Balance Pictures, that shoots this fall in Baton Rouge Louisiana.Right now you can audition for the film online in an ongoing casting call on Youtube. The plot details are hush-hush but there is plenty to keep you intrigued in this unique film with a truly fan friendly motive. That motive is to make one kick as film that is more than just horror and more than just action. And in 3D! Currently in the final stages of Financing and we have begun casting! Oh and what can be more fun than auditioning for this flick? How about watching all the others who have posted their own audition video.

New Featurette Explores The Dibbuk


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Films have dealt with the subject of dibbuks in the past but none have brought the Jewish evil spirit/ demon to the forefront of paranormal conversation like “The Possession” movie has. The film is based on an actual case where a mysterious dibbuk box was purchased on ebay after which strange things begin to happen. The film version though has a little more magic added than the actual story but that doesn’t dispel the fact that it did happen. The dibbuk is considered the most feared and dangerous of demonic entities just as the movie tag says “Fear The Demon That Doesn’t Fear God”. Sam Raimi’s “The Possession” hits theaters on August 31st and just to get you into the mood to explore the story of the dibbuk box is this cool featurette about that very demonic topic. Plus jump over to the L.A. Times article the subject as well, sometimes like is more devilish than fiction!

Alternative Poster For “Solomon Kane”


Michael J. Bassett’s “Solomon Kane” arrives August VOD. Check out this alternative poster from Radius-TWC for the fantasy/action flick that is rife with gore.

CAPTAIN SOLOMON KANE is a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents.

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My Review Of Shade By Jeri Smith Ready



Shade_cover_largeJeri Smith-Ready’s Shade was released in May of 2010 and is the first novel in the supernatural series. It is aimed at a young adult/teen demographic. My cousin asked me if I knew of the series and offered to send me a copy to read. I love to read and when the topics are centered in the same universe as my supernatural/sci-fi/horror obsessed world then it is like cotton candy on a sunny spring day at the amusement park! The story centers on a group of friends trying to cope with being teenagers, their future and friendships and life after “the shift” a time when the ghosts once only visible to a few mediums throughout the world now are visible to a growing majority making the spirits an active part of society. In return making the new breed of seers crucial and necessary tools for a proactive government. Ah for me this the quintessential issue that pulled me into this melancholy world as seen through the eyes of the teenager. Not that the book is depressive but the concept of a world where young people, the first generations after the shift are not only dealing with the intensity of hormonal not-yet-fully mature social awkwardness, but also forced to cope with a world flooded with the spirits of the departed. That doesn’t even begin the depth that this story idea unfolds with ease and mystification.

As this book begins the characters read like any other young adult novel filled with adults who just don’t get it and kids on the verge of everything with an epic exhaustiveness. That is the typical teenager, filled with so much potential for awesome-ness and yet bound by a tragic sense of despair.  Anyway back to the book. Ready takes on this world of new normality that has altered the way the world runs with a sweet, mindful appreciation pulling us into the story casually and seductively. You actually want to know these characters as they deal with daily affairs of school, rules, and a government flooded future forward propaganda on a global scale. In this world it is mostly the teenagers and children that are forced to really  carry the burden of life surrounded by ghosts. Ghosts that are now secondary citizens with limited but accepted rights as most human beings. I am being elusive in my description of this plotline because I do not want to spoil it for any future readers. Anyway the novel is easy to read and relatable even to adults especially if you love supernatural drama storylines that both drift through your mind softly and take you to the brink of dark intensity in waves.

For me the novel manages to mesmerize with the ideas surrounding the concept of New Age practice displayed in a very scientifically grounded way that makes sense of the metaphysical world without over complicating or sounding to officially descriptive or explanative. It allows for questions to rush through your head as you begin to understand things like “shades”, “Black-boxed” areas, the power of red, and the beauty of violet. For me it held a soft sentimental and universally spiritual feel much like Ghost Whisperer brought to television. The similarities are very few though in only that both stories emphasize on the passing on of the departed as opposed to the angry spirit that transforms to something unrecognizable and dangerous. Don’t let this relaxed description of the story misguide you in any way. There are some dark and intense moments within Shade and the story is definitely a steady built to a more sinister story that is hinted to within these pages. All of which combine to create a great literary ride into a world that is truly supernatural. The first novel is only the tip of the mystical apex that will rise to a grandiosely metaphysical climax. The novel is easy to read and flows perfectly as you learn about the characters and what life is for them and how the world after “the shift” has evolved. I definitely enjoyed this novel and I am hooked on the lives and progression of these characters. Definitely read Shade if you haven’t yet. Now I am on to book two of the series- Shift.

Jeri Smith-Ready

Check Out The Book Trailer For Alan Ryker’s The Hoard


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Alan Ryker’s new novel The Hoard arrives in November from DarkFuse Publishing and to gear up for the release a book trailer has finally been made to promote the novel. The book is about a parasitic organism that rises from deep beneath a landfill and finds the perfect breeding ground in a hoarder’s home. It begins to grow and spread and infect. This is truly one of the most twistedly brilliant concepts that brings the nightmarish illness known as hoarding and societies hyper-driven desire for consumption of disposable goods together and gives it a truly horrific new life. Anna is a hoarder that is prisoner in her own life. Supported and comforted by holding on to the very things that torment her like countless little demons. Now she has a new hoard to add to her bevy. I cannot wait till November. This book is definitely on my list to read.

New Images From “The Hospital”



553811_489962214348052_973703843_n“The Hospital” is a new horror flick that is taunted as being the bloodiest, scariest and sickest film ever! That is what intrigues me most about this project from Jim O’Rear directed by Tommy Golden and Daniel Emery Taylor. The film is stated as this by the Indiegogo page:  “The concept of this film is easy! Just imagine “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” fell in love with “Paranormal Activity” but because of fertility issues couldn’t have a baby so they found a sperm donor “Hostel” and they had a baby. This baby would be named The Hospital!
The Hospital is going to push every boundary within the horror film genre for sure. It’s best quoted in our indiegogo video: “We are going back to the old school horror story telling such as The Original Friday The 13th, Rosemary’s Baby, and I spit on your grave!


Synopsis: Old St. Leopold's Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley... serial rapist, murderer, and psychopath. As the young girl becomes Stanley's new pet, a team of young investigators descend on the hospital to "hunt some ghosts." Stanley sees nothing but fun and games in his future. But, what Stanley does not know is that the hospital truly is haunted and the restless spirits there are not happy with what he has been doing. Check out the production stills recently posted from “The Hospital”.

Christina Schimmel, Robyn Shute, & Alicia Clark

Daniel Emery Taylor as Stanley
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G. Larry Butler as Crazy Earl

Check Out The New Teaser Poster For “Man On The Roof”


There is a new nightmare coming to the neighborhood. Lurking and waiting from above to get you when you least expect it. You are warned! “Man On The Roof” is a feature film by Indie director Mikel Ledesma. A film that really brings the fear to your home. In this horror/thriller a group of friends are terrorized by a mysterious psychopath stalking them from the roof. (read earlier posts about this film here!) Check out the new teaser poster for “MOTR” below….

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

“247 Degrees Fahrenheit” Update



Directed by: Levan Bakhia, and Beqa Jguburia, starring: Tyler Mane, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Copon, Christina Ulloa, Travis Van Winkle.
When four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when three of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in heat that is quickly approaching 247 degrees Fahrenheit. (read more on movie here!)
From the Press Release
On October 23rd, Anchor Bay Films presents a claustrophobic horror film that gives you no choice but to sweat with 247°F. With such genre favorites as Scout Taylor-Compton (Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II), Christina Ulloa (“Californication,” “Charmed”), Travis Van Winkle (“Happy Endings,” Friday the 13th remake, Transformers), and Tyler Mane (Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Halloween II, X-Men), 247°F comes to Blu-ray™ for an SRP of $29.99 and DVD for an SRP of $24.98.

Sorcerer’s Knot By Tali Spencer


eBook Worth Reading:

SorcererKnotLGReleased August 22nd Sorcerer’s Knot tells the story of a world where pleasure can unlock magical accruements . Cian has a long list of magical attributes—and an even longer list of sorcerers he acquired them from. He even seduced a dragon. There’s just one arcane power left for him to master: command over the sea. Now Cian has learned where to find Muir the Scarred, the only man known to have mastered that power—and he is determined to wrest it from him by whatever means necessary.

But completing the task isn’t so easy. First, Cian’s boat is wrecked on the shores of Muir’s desolate island. Then he learns an enchantment will keep him there forever. And when he tries to seduce Muir, he finds himself being seduced by the mysterious sorcerer instead. But the source of the power Cian seeks is also trapped on the island, and it will stop at nothing to break free, even if that means forcing pleasure—and magic—from Cian's unwilling body. Sorcerer’s Knot is available for download through Dreamspinner Press. Check it out! You can also read an excerpt there as well…

Cannibal Flick “Crowsnest” Gets U.S. Release Date



CROWSNEST_finish.inddThe Canadian cannibal film “Crowsnest” will have a limited U.S release theatrically on September 7 accompanied by VOD availability courtesy of IFC Midnight. The film is directed by Brenton Spencer and stars Mittita Barber ,Victor Zinck Jr, Aslam Hussein, Chelsey Reist and Christie Burke. In late summer of 2011, five young friends celebrating a birthday went missing after an unexpected detour sent them crashing into an abandoned RV. Video recorded by the victims & recovered by police reveals a horrific encounter with the twisted residents of a secluded community, entirely removed from civilization and not pleased at having visitors. Director Brenton Spencer's wildly entertaining horror film takes the best of the found-footage genre and combines it with the sick visions of American horror like DUEL and DELIVERANCE. Check Out The Trailer.


Killer Nashville Offering Fans Free Book Signing Events



killer_nashvilleIT'S A FIELD DAY FOR FICTION FANS—
KILLER NASHVILLE OFFERS FREE
BOOK SIGNING EVENTS BY OVER 85 AUTHORS, INCLUDING
MANY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING NOVELISTS
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The Internationally Attended Conference Focusing On Crime, Mystery,
Thriller and Suspense Literature Takes Place August 23-26
At the Hutton Hotel in Downtown Nashville, Tenn.
Already a mainstay in host city, Killer Nashville (www.killernashville.com), the premier conference for mystery, thriller and crime fiction authors and fans, keeps finding unique ways to continue its outreach to the surrounding community.
The seventh annual event, which takes place August 23-26, 2012 at the Hutton Hotel in Downtown Nashville, Tenn. has expanded its free, open-to-the-public book signings to include over 85 authors—including numerous award winning, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling writers and many others making their debut in these popular genres.
Among the authors that Killer Nashville attendees and fans alike can meet and get autographs from are this year's three Guests of HonorCJ Box, Peter Strauband Heywood Gould—and previous Guest of Honor Jeffery Deaver.
A full list of authors who are set to participate in this year's event, along with signing dates/times are available at http://www.killernashville.com/bositi.html
"Where else can you see such a wide array of world renowned and up and coming authors under one roof, and all for free?” says Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford, an international bestselling author himself, who has also worked in the film industry for years as a writer, director, producer and actor. "We're telling everyone to come meet the authors, bring your books from home, visit, mingle, maybe buy some more books, even decide to join us for the full Killer Nashville weekend experience. Everyone is welcome.”
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, editors, publishers and fans from throughout the U.S., Canada, theUK and Italy.
Killer Nashville's objectives are to assist writers of all genres and formats; develop a better understanding of the craft of the mystery, thriller, suspense and true crime genres; to discuss such topics as investigative techniques, verifying crime information and submitting one's manuscript for publication; and portray law enforcement and forensic science in a fair and accurate manner.








New Psychotic Bloodlust Images From “Carrie” Remake



cfanEntertainment Weekly has posted new images from the “Carrie” remake that give vivid indication of how creepy and accurate the casting of this much touted remake is actually spot on. Check out the image of Julianne Moore as Mrs. White and Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie.

The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine, is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter, Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
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Check Out The Trailer For “Sickle”



480779_388327494554276_1866636005_n“Sickle” is paranormal/creature fusion Indie flick by Geno McGahee. Produced by X Posse Productions the film is about a young man accused of a murder and sent away for a long time, all the while claiming that a monster had done it.  Released after 15 years, he must find normalcy but the monster has returned! This story was inspired by the very real nightmare case of the West Memphis Three. After being locked up the boy returns home upon release only to discover that the monster responsible for the crimes he was accused of has returned as well. While some investigators deny the monster story, others seek to prove it’s existence while some only wish to kill it and end the nightmare. Production on “Sickle” will wrap in October and has a 2013 release date slated. Check out the trailer below…

Shady Palms By Allen Dusk


Book Worth Reading:

Shady_Palms_Cover-240x319Allen Dusk has announced on his website back in July that his new novel Shady Palms will be released in October courtesy of Carnal Morgue Press. Now with October quickly approaching as the season of fun in the sun slowly takes it’s dying breaths a book trailer has been released for the novel showing just how small and crucial each step can be that lead up to a grave end for mankind. Check it out then get ready to make your reservations at Shady Palms!


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Check Out The Trailer For “Revenant” From 2 Man Production



RevenantPoster-RedType-691x1024“Revenant” is a ghost story that brings fear back to realm of the paranormal. It sets up a story that creates far more fear than a mere apparition can, but what if the home you lived in held more horror than the ghosts gathered within it’s walls. This film proves some homes can be truly evil. Directed by Derek Cole and starring Stephen Twardokus, Liesel Kopp, Jon Gale, Cain Clifton and Wendy Haines the film tells the story a couple who move into a house that is well known for being haunted. Paul, a struggling writer plans to write his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal. What starts out as a fun and exciting adventure, soon takes a very dangerous turn. They quickly realize some things are better left alone, and what you can’t see, can hurt you. Check out the trailer below.



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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lost Girls Author Andrew Pyper’s Next Novel Already Getting Hollywood Love



9781451697414_NOT_FINALAndrew Pyper’s The Demonologist isn’t even scheduled to be published until March 5th 2013 and yet the novel is already being adapted for Zemeckis – Universal for a feature film. Pyper’s previous works have also gained Hollywood love. Lost Girls and The Guardians both went on to be adapted for the screen both small and theatrical.  The Demonologist follows a Columbia University professor who specializes in demonic literature but himself is a profound skeptic of the occult. But when his 12-year-old daughter winds up in the grip of the actual underworld, he must use his expertise in the signs and symbols of Milton’s Paradise Lost as a guide to rescue her. Robert Zemeckis will produce the Robert Schenkkan script through his ImageMovers company for Universal Pictures. There is no director attached to the project yet.

“Fury Road” Mutant Alert!


Check out the first leaked photo from the set of “Mad Max: Fury Road” the next film in the Mad Max Apocalyptic Saga. In the photo we have our first look at one of the mutants that Max Rockatansky must face in the fourth installment currently being shot in Africa.  “Mad Max is caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the Imperator Furiosa. This movie is an account of the Road War which follows. It is based on the Word Burgers of the History Men and eyewitness accounts of those who survived.” George Miller told QuietEarth about the films story.

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“Natalie’s Lose Lose” Victim Rich Trailer Unleashed



“Natalie’s Lose Lose” is genre horror at it’s Indie best. From the twisted world of 95Forty Productions the grindcore/horror flick stars Natalie Victoria, Danielle Adams, José Rosete, Marian Liddell, Todd Hughlett, Kenyon Glover, and Nicol Razon. The story is about a young woman who awakens to find herself gagged and bound to a chair. Moments later she finds herself relentlessly interrogated by a man speaking through an intercom and a mysterious woman in a gas mask. The question isn’t just who are these people, but more importantly, why did they choose her? Check out the trailer.








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Check Out The Trailer For Indie Rich “Porkchop 3D”



Pork-Chop“Porkchop 3D” is an indie flick worthy of cult movie richness. The film is directed by Eamon Hardiman and stars Kaylee Williams, Sam Qualiana, Danny Hicks, Brian Gunnoe, Robert Cobb, Vincent Renfield, John R Renna, Missy Dawn, Andy Jones, Angela Pritchett, and Elvis McComas. It takes horror back to those gory glory days of B-movie flavour found in films such as “Madman” and “Leatherface: TCM III”. The film is shot in 3D and is the third film in the trilogy that focuses on the pig masked slasher. “Porkchop 3D” was shot in the backwoods of West Virginia on a budget of just $3000 dollars and promises one of the largest body counts of horror movie records.

The plot finds a group of vigilante kids seeking revenge against the notorious killer but when they get there they realize that Porkchop is not alone. Claiming the tag “the family that squeals together, kills together”. Check out the real D trailer for “Porkchop 3D”.  Also go to the movie Facebook Page and show it some love.

Check Out The Trailer For “Altered”


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“Altered” is directed by Kely McClung and stars Kely McClung, Rob Pralgo, Stan Harrington, and Amanda Dreschler. The film combines action and horror to create a new perspective on nightmare realities. The film won best screenplay at the Action On Film International Writer’s Competition. The tagline for the film is “"Change Your Perception and You Change the World, but Good Never Fades... and Evil Never Dies...". Based on the trailer it is a story that finds it’s cast battling between what is real and what is not as their minds create nightmarish realities where creatures both horrific and corporeal come after them. But is it all in there heads or have they changed their fate in a fight against evil that will have a very real and fatale outcome? I am intrigued… Check the trailer and see for your self if “Altered” will change your reality.

Solaris Books Acquires Author Ben Jeapes New Sci-fi Series



BJ1-600x597Ben Jeapes’s New sci-fi series has been acquired by Solaris Books. The new novels that will begin with “Phoenicia’s Worlds” will be published August of next year and is based on a concept that Jeapes has been imagining for some time now. Recently posted on his blog that that even though his initial concept was to write the story as a series he felt it too time consuming to actually see fruition. Ben Jeapes got married as well has finding his career as a successful author and ghost writer taking up a lot of his time he did not feel he would have the time to devote to a full sci-fi series. However having set down to begin writing this new fantastical world it became inevitable that it would be more than one novel. Book one will deal with two brothers caught up by fate as the future of their world hangs in the balance. It happens in a reality where human colonies settled on multiple worlds are accessed by wormholes, throughout the galaxy. For two worlds to be joined, a wormhole terminus has to be towed there at slower-than-light speeds in a starship, its crew (naturally) in suspended animation for a voyage that takes decades. Each terminus can only link to one other, at the starship’s last port of call. This has been happening for centuries, and human civilisation is now an interwoven web of many worlds and cultures. The frontier of the Expansion is all the worlds that so far have been settled through a wormhole, but have yet to send a starship on to the next world. This will be the basis for book one. Jeapes has stated on his blog that there will be a book two for which he has his basic story mapped out.

Jeapes sent the story in to Solaris then questioned the power of the story set out to withdraw it but somehow discovered the story was still being considered. Now the two will bring this reality to life set  a thousand years in Earth’s future at the genesis of mankind’s journey into the universe. And yes the sequel has found itself in Jeapes’s mind and even if this world becomes altered from the original concept it will still be a pretty massive contemporary saga that should please any sci-fi fan whether you have read Ben Jeapes’s earlier work or not. I for one look forward to adding it to my Books Worth Reading list.

“Evil Dead” Reboot Is R-rated, Maybe Worse"



feature_evil_deadDirector Fede Alvarez’s “Evil Dead” reboot of the cult classic franchise originally brought to life by Sam Raimi has garnered a lot  of attention with it’s new spin on the Necronomican inspired story. From casting a female in the lead role of Ash that Bruce Campbell iconically introduced us to and more recently the amount of actual fear and gore giving the new film a more horror edge. This made waves because the fear for the new boost to the franchise was that with a new director and new vision the film would take a more comical kid friendly approach. Thank gods that isn’t the case. Now with Sam Raimi’s hand picked director and Bruce Campbell’s stamp of approval the new “Evil Dead” will be no less than R-rated and could be deemed even worse according to Sam Raimi who recently talked to Collider about the progress of the film.

Alvarez has wrapped photography and from Raimi’s statements on the project this “Evil Dead” will be more bloody and gory, so bloody in fact it will make all our heads spin.  “I’ve seen almost all the dailies and they’re really going for it. It’s gonna be grisly and intense and non-stop.” Raimi told Collider recently. Continuing on to say that the film will definitely have a R rating, maybe worse. Great news because this is one of the reboots that I have actually been super excited about praying that it would be actually horror driven with no real comedic puns or shtick sequences. All great news coming from the camp behind “Evil Dead” that is proving to be the exception to the remake jinx rule of law that has plagued many big franchise reboots of late.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Review Of “Thug Life: All In The Game”



8789653“Thug Life” directed by Gary Ugarek is an hour long hardcore look into  urban street life that is gritty and blunt in it’s approach. Shot in black and white the film has a stark in-your-face unapologetic view of gangs and what urban youth have come to call “The Game”. There is not much about this film or the emotion that it tries to convey that I relate to. To me it all seems senseless and counteractive to a normal life. That being said one cannot deny that this way of life is far more familiar to city and suburban kids than the quite mostly uneventful life that my white ass could imagine. The story follows a “firm” in the mean streets of Baltimore as they make their way up the latter to claim more territory in a bold and brutal scheme.

“Thug Life” begins as a window into this cold and straight forward life on the streets where gang politics dominate the landscape. One that sees children as foot soldiers peddling drugs for older members who in turn answer yet to older gang members in a relentless game of rules and methods. A life that sees more bloodshed than any other life in todays society other than war. There isn’t much of a moral or life lesson to the film and very little heart can be felt in the characters portrayed. It is a cruel and hard look into a world that very few set out to explore and those who live in it’s grip have few chances to escape from. As detached as I felt toward this film it does open my eyes to the flat careless ways of urban violence, ways that have no sympathy or care for life nor true respect for society to say the least no care or appreciation for life itself starting with their own. A true matter of fact hardcore look at the mentality and cruelty of “The Game” or gangbangers is what you have in “Thug Life”. If urban movies that draw light to this lifestyle are your thing then this film may set well in your collection.

Check Out The Trailer For “Lizzie”



13292“Lizzie” stars Gary Busey, Amanda Baker, Don Swayze, Aviva, and Corbin Bernsen and is directed by David Dunn Jr. The film comes from Highland Film Group. Check out the trailer below.
Lizzie (Amanda Baker) moves back into the house she grew up in - the grisly crime scene of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders - she must battle her personal demons, as well as the otherworldly demons residing in the Borden house.

My Review Of “Ancient Alien Question: From UFO’s To Extraterrestrial Visitations”



206“Ancient Alien Question” is a documentary that sets out to answer the very questions of whether we are alone or have we been visited in our ancient past. The documentary is a next level discussion based on host Philip Coppens novel by the same name. He is also been prominently featured in the History channel series study “Ancient Aliens”. I did not have much hope invested in documentary expecting it to be the same old over debated questions of Alien intervention or contact by the same old investigators power pointed with the same old over exposed cases. I was very surprised to find a new and refreshing study unveiled in this documentary which actually gave me a mental list of fun explorative facts to check out online as soon as the film would end. Not many documentaries do that for me these days. Most give the impression of “seen that, heard that all before”. “Ancient Alien Questions” brings different, little known cases to light with edge of notoriety investigators and approaches a new level of conversation that I frankly had never heard discussed before. Historical events and research that has only vaguely been mentioned then quickly dismissed by other documentaries or shows.
With Philip Coppens  casual and refreshingly unexaggerated personality bringing up very interesting new topics with true honesty I found this documentary enjoyable to watch. There are specific questions that create a list that almost all Alien hunters for the truth hold to which Coppens mentions then systematically sets out to bring to light what makes the case that substantiates the argument for each of these questions and actually says whether or not he himself believes the common answer. More times than not he quickly points out the things that make some more celebrated discoveries as not true while proving the more intriguing and over looked discoveries as possible signs of proof of Alien involvement. This documentary brings forth new researchers that have not been over washed in the media with new lesser known areas of research that deal with cases such as The Chinese Dropa stones and African tribes with alien origin stories. There are also new more vibrant questions brought to light that show mankind’s abilities scientifically in ancient history as being more advanced than mainstream knowledge is willing to recognize. All in all this was a very informative and entertaining documentary from Reality-Entertainment.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fantastical Warrior Flick “Solomon Kane” Finally Has U.S Release Date


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First mentioned in 2009 James Purefoy’s “Solomon Kane” finally has a U.S release date. Directed by Michael J. Bassett the film features Purefoy has a 16th century warrior battling all the forces of evil that medieval sorcery can throw at him. Also starring Max von Sydow, Mackenzie Crook and Philip Winchester the fantasy/action film will be available on VOD August 24th with a theatrical release set for September 28th.

CAPTAIN SOLOMON KANE is a brutally efficient 16th Century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents.
Kane and his of pillagers their way through an exotic city in northern Africa. When Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his mission takes a fateful turn. One by one, Kane’s men are taken out by demonic creatures leaving him alone to face the Devil’s own Reaper — dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul. Though Kane at last manages to escape, he knows that he now must redeem himself by renouncing violence and devoting himself wholly to a life of peace and purity.
His newfound spirituality, however, is quickly put to the ultimate test when he begins his journey across an England ravaged by diabolical human Raiders controlled by a terrifying, masked Overlord. After Kane fails to thwart the brutal slaughter of the Crowthorns, a Puritan family that has befriended him, he vows to find and free their enslaved daughter Meredith — even if it means jeopardizing his own soul by re-embracing his murderous talents for a higher cause. His determined search eventually brings him face to face with his family’s own deadly secrets as he attempts to save Meredith and all of England from the forces of evil.


Indie Horror “Unhallowed Bond” Explores Friendships And The Paranormal



386967_430416460331191_143581632_nShane Cole and Masked Films new Indie horror flick “Unhallowed Bond” tells the story of Candace who after spending the night in a haunted house with companions Andie and Julie wakes days later to strange occurrences and new questions. The project directed by Shane Cole stars  Megan Lynn, Kathy Sue Holtorf and Sabrina Carmichael. Here is the official synopsis: “Andie, Candace & Julie were looking for a night of fun when they decided to stay in a supposed haunted house. Several days later Candace finds herself in the midst of strange happenings. When she calls on Andie for help, it's up to her to seek the answers.”

Below are a few of the disturbing stills from the project but there are so many more over at the Facebook Page and at the Website! Keep an eye out for the trailer for this new independent nightmare flick!

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“Resolution” A Genre Defying Thriller



Resolution-Poster-FINAL“Resolution” is a film that is getting a lot of attention lately. Recently picked up by Tribeca Films the film as seen a good amount of love from the festival circuit this year. Directed by Aaron Moorhead and  Justin Benson the intense cinema verite styled character profile thriller is being called “genre defying”.

Press Release:
Mysterious forces, personal demons, dark humor and gripping performances combine in the genre-defying tour-de-force Resolution. Tribeca Film today announced it has acquired all North American rights from XYZ Films to rising directing duo Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson's naturalistic-yet-otherworldly thriller. The film's enigmatic narrative and fresh take on genre filmmaking captivated audiences and critics at its Tribeca Film Festival and Fantasia International Film Festival premieres earlier this year.

Moorhead and Benson brilliantly straddle the line between raw thrills and honest emotion as complex characters and powerful performances drive this ambitious, unconventional narrative about two friends, one a junkie forced to go cold turkey in an isolated cabin. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend's life quickly takes an unexpected turn "sure to please even the most seasoned horror fans" (Sound on Sight). "Much of Resolution's fear factor happens in your head," the Montreal Gazette raved, due to its "constantly shifting tone, from male-bonding buddy movie to occult thriller, psychodrama, horror and more."

Tribeca Film plans an early 2013 theatrical release day and date with on-demand platforms, where it will be available in 40+ million homes through a variety of video-on-demand offerings, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU and Xbox. A strong festival run is set ahead of the commercial release.

Horror buffs and film industry insiders have kept a keen eye on breakout co-directors Moorhead and Benson, who Twitch placed "in the class of bright young voices in American horror to watch including Ti West, Jim Mickle and Adam Wingard." The enterprising pair has an uncanny ability to capture true humanity within the context of an intricate narrative. While genre elements surface in Resolution, otherworldly tones create an exhilarating layer of unpredictability.

"Anchored by two extraordinary lead performances, Resolution is a truly singular work that avoids easy classification," said Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. "Aaron and Justin are some of the industry's brightest new talent."

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Check out the trailer and first Image from Resolution and decide for yourself. The film has planned an early 2013 release.



Resolution - Trailer from Aaron Moorhead on Vimeo.

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