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Saturday, September 29, 2012

reel EPIC Entertainment Seeking Your Horror Short For “Thrillogy”



thrillogyBrian Dorton and reel EPIC Entertainment are seeking talented horror writers and directors for a future project entitled “Thrillogy”. Create a short film at least 25 minutes in length and send it to either Brian Dorton or Douglas Connor over at reel EPIC. They will choose three for a killer anthology to be released Memorial Day. You can request mailing and contact information by messaging Brian or Douglas directly via the Facebook Page. This should be a truly interesting project to see come about.

*note*(the poster thing I just done out of boredom and pretty sure that the guys as reel EPIC will release a killer teaser shortly!)

Check Out The Trailer For Creepy As Hell “Jessica’s Room”


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Directed by Erik Knight and starring Deacon Ledges, Alyson King and David Jite. I am so glad they held back until October for this one…Check out the trailer for “Jessica’s Room” below.

After the gruesome death of his best friend, Sevin Michaels is determined to get to the bottom of what happened at the Owen's house, where a 12- year old Jessica Owens brutally murdered several people. Is the house haunted or is it really possessed?




First Clip From “The Bay” Released


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“The Bay” stars Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue and Christopher Denham. Directed by Barry Levinson. Check out the first clip and watch the full trailer below.
The quaint seaside town of Chesapeake Bay thrives on water; it is the lifeblood of the community. When two biological researchers from France find a staggering level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor, but he refuses to create a panic in the docile town. As a result, a deadly plague is unleashed, turning the people of Chesapeake Bay into hosts for a mutant breed of parasites that take control of their minds, and eventually their bodies. A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, THE BAY chronicles the descent of a small town into absolute terror.


Check Out The Trailer For Bio-Doc “The Pope’s Exorcist”


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Malachi Martin is “The Pope’s Exorcist”.
A feature length bio-doc examining the fascinating life, controversial claims and mysterious work of one of religion’s most notorious figures, Fr. Malachi Martin. Combining narration, interviews, archive materials and dramatised inserts, Causeway Pictures will tell the story of Martin’s life from birth in Co. Kerry to death in Manhattan, threading his own writings and words throughout as the backbone of the piece.
 


Psychotic Saturdays!: These Six Flicks Take Relationships And Sanity To The Edge Of Fabulous!


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Welcome to another Psychotic Saturdays blog post. This Saturday is a day to celebrate everything that is twistedly deliscious within the boundless imaginations of one’s mind. Relationships with each other and the world around us pushed to edge of sanity and beyond. Drown in the rainbow flavored abyss of emotional limitations as you are pulled into the darkness of humanity.

1. American Translation (2012)

american translationA sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris (Pierre Perrier) and the beautiful Aurore (Lizzie Brocherè) fall instantly and passionately in love but it’s not long before their intense connection is consumed by Chris’s dark obsession with gay men. Before long, the pair embarks on a violent and sexual journey filled with seduction and destruction of young gay hustlers. Hard-hitting, intensely sexy and wildly controversial, American Translation is a twisted Bonnie and Clyde for a new generation.

2. Endgame (2004)

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Set in the lurid underworld of sex for sale and back-alley crime, this fast-paced thriller travels from the stylish flats of London to the rolling hills of the English countryside. Tom is a stunning London rent boy, the perfect blackmailing bait for his sadistic pimp George. Dunston (John Benfield of Prime Suspect) is a dirty cop buried deep in drugs, violence and corruption. When Tom - knowing more than he should - flees to the city, Dunston follows in hot pursuit to permanently silence the youth. Endgame is an exciting, unpredictable cat-and-mouse game that takes its place among the best British crime dramas.
 
3. Feed (2006)

feedIntensely grotesque and shocking as hell, Feed is a heavyweight thrill ride through the depths of depravity. A veteran of cyberporn investigations, Australian cop Philip Jackson is no stranger to the dangerous side of sexual fetishes. He may have found his sickest case yet when he discovers a sinister side to an American website devoted to fat-admiring men and obese women called “feeders” and “gainers.” Could the man behind it all be force-feeding missing women to death? Tense, dark and deeply disturbing, director Brett Leonard (The Lawnmower Man, Virtuosity) takes the crime-thriller genre to a twisted, gut-wrenching new level.

4. In The Blood (2008)

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Evoking Brian De Palma and John Carpenter’s ‘70s classics, In the Blood is a stylishly riveting thriller filled with nubile male flesh...sure to keep you on the edge of your seat
Cassidy is a popular college jock with a secret; he’s attracted to men. Testing the waters, he makes a date with Victor, a sexy Latino hustler. Their initial foreplay instigates strange and disturbing visions of his sister Jessica covered in blood. With a serial killer roaming the campus targeting blonde-haired girls, Cassidy becomes panicked. As his visions become more frequent, Cassidy realizes that he must completely embrace his gay desires if he is to crack this gory mystery.
 
5. Moon Child (2005)

moon childJapanese pop stars Gackt and HYDE star in this wild hybrid of futuristic science fiction, John Woo-style gunplay, and gothic vampire horror. Moon Child follows a group of childhood friends as they advance in a futuristic criminal underworld. Sho (Gackt) feels he is doomed to walk in his idol Kei's (HYDE) footsteps as a vampire with the gift of eternal life and the curse of blood thirst. Over time, their tight friendship becomes corrupted because of their rivalry and love for the same woman. Filmmaker Takahisa Zeze brings a stylized sting to the blood draining and hyper violent proceedings.

6. Shank (2009)

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Worlds collide as the lives of Cal and Olivier intersect in SHANK, a gritty coming of age/rites of passage drama.
Cal, an 18 year old Scally lad and gang member has nothing in his life except drugs, sex, random acts of violence and a secret that he keeps hidden from his mates. An online hook up for sex with a stranger, temporarily satisfies but fails to dampen his unspoken desires for his best mate, Jonno. Nessa, their twisted, foul-mouthed and controlling gang leader, suspects that there is something going on between them but she can't put her finger on it. Jonno, putty in Nessa'a hands, can't express his own deep rooted and unrequited attachment to Cal. Manipulating situations that bring her closer to having her suspicions confirmed, Nessa sets out about dividing loyalties and encouraging conflict.
For no good reason an innocent student, Olivier (19), falls victim to one of her plans and is mugged on her orders by the gang. Cal steps in to restrain them and creates a distraction allowing Olivier to run free. Ignoring Nessa's screams of contempt, he chases after him and offers him a lift by way of an apology. Fearing that the fall-out from Nessa for his actions will be harsh, Cal persuades Olivier to help him out. Seizing the moral high ground and sensing that there was something more to Cal's good samaritan act, Olivier allows Cal to stay with him for a few days.
Acting on his own attraction to Cal, Olivier seduces him and in doing so, exposes Cal to new emotions and a tenderness that he has never experienced before. Very soon they are overtaken by the embrace of the first flush of love.
Nessa can't contain her rage for Cal's disloyalty to the gang and sets about hunting him down, intent on destroying him once and for all. With her gang in tow and Jonno tightly wound up, she kidnaps Olivier, taunting Cal with video messages via her mobile phone, to come and save his boyfriend.
Arriving at the abandoned factory where they are all waiting for him, Cal squares up to Nessa and Jonno. As the showdown unfolds, Nessa loses all control of events and Jonno explodes in act of sexual aggression that leaves no one unscathed and everyone traumatized. Shocked by what she has witnessed, Nessa realizes she will now never be able to break the bond between Cal and Olivier.


005And Remember kiddie’s love is a twisted little bitch that means to dig into your soul and rip you apart as you learn to enjoy every sadistically painful intense moment of those little deaths that you receive in kind. Have a wonderfully dark and demented Psychotic Saturday!
















Official Trailer Released For “Puppet Master X: Axis Rising”


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Puppet Master X: Axis Rising,” the tenth film in the series! Set in Berlin during World War II, “PM X: Axis Rising” continues the storyline of “Puppet Master: Axis of Evil” and “Puppet Master III: Toulon’s Revenge.” Check out the trailer below.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Check Out The Hot New Poster For CW’s ‘Arrow’

After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira, much-beloved sister Thea, and best friend Tommy welcome him home, but they sense Oliver has been changed by his ordeal on the island. While Oliver hides the truth about the man he's become, he desperately wants to make amends for the actions he took as the boy he was. Most particularly, he seeks reconciliation with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance. As Oliver reconnects with those closest to him, he secretly creates the persona of Arrow - a vigilante to right the wrongs of his family, fight the ills of society, and restore Starling City to its former glory. By day, Oliver plays the role of a wealthy, carefree and careless philanderer he used to be - flanked by his devoted chauffeur/bodyguard, John Diggle - while carefully concealing the secret identity he turns to under cover of darkness. However, Laurel's father, Detective Quentin Lance, is determined to arrest the vigilante operating in his city. Meanwhile, Oliver's own mother, Moira, knows much more about the deadly shipwreck than she has let on and is more ruthless than he could ever imagine.

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New Poster For “The Hospital” Released

From the sick, twisted minds of Daniel Emery Taylor (writer/co-director), Jim O'Rear (writer/producer), and Tommy Golden (co-director) comes something unlike anything you've ever seen ... the next logical step in horror, torture, and paranormal exploitation. Check out the new poster for “The Hospital”.

This film combines Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Paranormal Activity, and Hostel all together to make a never seen before movie that will shock yet entertain the sick at heart!

There are many legends about the Old St. Leopold’s Hospital, but all the residents of Bridgeport agree on one thing, tortured souls roam it’s abandoned corridors. A young student decides to explore the legend and investigate the paranormal activity of the place for her senior class project. Instead of finding ghosts she instead finds Stanley, a serial rapist-murderer-psychopath! She becomes his new pretty little play thin and as the rest of the team of investigators descend on the premises Stanley finds a new group to play his deadly games with but one thing Stanley forgets, the hospital really is haunted and pissed off!


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Mummy Porn! Check Out Isis Rising Poster


Check out the erotic sales poster for Priya Rai’s next flick “Isis Rising: Curse Of The Lady Mummy”.

In ancient Egypt, Isis and Osiris ruled the land. All were happy for the couple except one, Set, a jealous man who killed Osiris in order to take over his kingdom. Isis snuck into Osiris’ tomb and tried to raise him from the dead using her black magic. Set caught Isis in the act and had Osiris cut to pieces, with each piece buried in a different part of the land, so Isis could never again raise her husband. Isis vowed to avenge Osiris’ death and return with him to rule over all the worlds.

Now, six college students Kyle, Dustin, Felicia, Jay, Serena and Amy take their last course in archeology in anticipation for graduation. Their last assignment is to uncover and document the museum’s new acquisitions with their teacher, Professor Shields and world-renowned Egyptologist Dr. Nasir. During the night they haphazardly awaken the ancient spirit of Isis’ lost soul and her wrath is unleashed on the group. As students start to disappear one by one, they must band together to stop Isis from rising her dead lover Osiris and his evil army of the dead, and exacting their revenge upon the world.

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Check Out The Trailer For “Lizzie Borden’s Revenge”


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The trailer for Tomcat’s “Lizzie Borden’s Revenge” has finally been released. “Lizzie Borden’s Revenge” is currently in production from Tomcat Films. Check out the trailer below.

A group of sorority girls are having a slumber party at their house. One of the new sorority girls is Leslie Borden, a descendant of the infamous Lizzie Borden family. They believe that they are holding a harmless séance to conjure the ghost of Lizzie. But they get locked in the house with an evil, vengeful spirit as Lizzie Borden returns to wreak havoc with her axe. One by one, the girls are murdered as they try to figure out how to put an end to the return of Lizzie Borden.

In The World Of Spirits: The Pomtini Blast



Tonight is a TINI night for me so I am doing up my verj of a Pomtini. I call mine a Pomtini Blast because I had 1 oz Pomegranate Schnapps.

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Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranate Schnapps
Vodka
Ice

In a Martini shaker add your liquor and Schnapps over sever pieces of ice. Add just enough Fruit juice to level with the ice barely covering the cubes. Shake well and pour into fave little glass. I take a few of the cubes from the shaker to add to mine but you can leave out the ice.

Long Black Coffin By Tim Curran


Book Worth Reading:

long_black_coffinTim Curran’s full throttle new novel Long Black Coffin about a ‘67 GTO comes out 12/18/2012. The novel is a thrilling scare ride similar to such classic stories as King’s From A Buick 8 and Jance’s Web Of Evil.
The Long Black Coffin is a '67 GTO. A street-eater and a life-taker. Like an open grave, it's hungry for death.

Vic Tamberlyn committed suicide in it. His son Kurt asphyxiated in it. Maybe there's no connection, but Kurt's best friend, Johnny Breede, doesn't believe it. He begins seeing dark connections, convinced that beneath the skin of the Coffin there beats a black, terrible heart. But it's even worse than he can imagine.

For the Long Black Coffin has a history. And that history will lead Johnny into a web of murder, insanity, and sexual perversion. He'll learn gruesome family secrets that connect a decade-old series of child abductions to a primordial evil that lives on in the car in the form of a sadistic teenage girl.

A girl whose mother was human, but whose father was anything but.

read excerpt and check it out here!

Official Poster For Brian Dorton’s “Trashology”



trashology posterBrian Dorton’s “Trashology” is trash cinema at it’s finest. In many ways he is carrying the cult classic style of B-movie madness and goodness into the new century. Something so few directors strive for but there are a few out there that see the awesome tacky fun and brilliantly execution of a good “trash” movie. Thankfully Brian Dorton knows this genre well and it shows beautifully in “Trashology”. Oh and for all you people out there that don’t appreciate this genre-step away from the monitor now, put down the double stuffed Oreo’s and take a hard look in the mirror. I venture to say that this subgenre of cinema was created and meant for you!!!

College student Tracy (Laura Lee Black) has just received an assignment to write a report on her favorite film genre. In her research she discovers a book, now Tracy is taken into three interlocking tales of the unexpected. First in THE VAT, two woman (Jenny Coulter / Rodney Horn) are harassed by a jealous fanatic (Angie Keeling) about their worldly ways. When the bible thumping hypocrite threaten
s violence, chaos takes it's toll. Next in BIG DEBBIE, a robust woman (Rodney Horn) is abandoned at the altar, she runs into two guys that use her to fulfill their odd sexual fetish. When one accidentally dies, they're forced to get rid of the body... the only problem: a woman on the edge (Rachel Stout) witnesses the ditching and blackmails them into killing her cheating girlfriend (Kelli Ellis). Finally in INGLOURIOUS BITCHES, a quirky pair of female vigilantes (Douglas Conner / Brian Dorton) use an app on a cellphone to track down and murder sex offenders.
 



Grindhouse Triple Feature: The Queens Of 80’s Screams



LINNEAkey_hr (1)LOS ANGELES, CA - Linnea Quigley ruled the horror genre in the 1980s, appearing in dozens of the decade’s most iconic screamfests like THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT and NIGHT OF THE DEMONS. Now over twenty years later, a triple threat of titillating terror starring the Scream Queen are making their way to unrated DVD January 8, 2013.

NIGHTMARE SISTERS – The cult classic that became one of USA’s UP ALL NIGHT most viewed titles returns after a decade in moratorium! Three innocent college girls (Quigley, Brinke Stevens of THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE and Michelle Bauer of HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS) become sorority succubus sisters when possessed by an evil spirit. It’s up to their geeky boyfriends to turn the sudden sexpots with killer bites back into the dorkalicious babes they know and love. Richard Gabai (VIRGIN HIGH) and Dukey Flyswatter (FRIDAY THE 13TH) also star.

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DEADLY EMBRACE – When a desperate housewife hires a hunky college guy (Ken Abraham, NYPD BLUE) to repair her home, she quickly attempts to seduce him. When his sprite young girlfriend (Quigley) shows up for a long, hot weekend of sex, however, jealousy and obsession consume the housewife, spiraling into a spree of kidnap, torture and murder. Also featuring an all-star cast of cult favorites Ruth Collins (PSYCHOS IN LOVE), Jan-Michael Vincent (AIRWOLF), Ty Randolph (BATMAN RETURNS), Michelle Bauer (PUPPET MASTER III), and Jack Carter (ALLIGATOR).

2011-02-18 12.08.24-1MURDER WEAPON – Two criminally insane mob daughters (Quigley and DICK TRACY’s Karen Russell), fresh out of the asylum, gather their ex-boyfriends claiming a desire for reconciliation. In truth, the temptresses have a need to avenge their broken hearts and satisfy an unending bloodlust. Also features Lyle Waggoner (THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW) and Eric Freeman (SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, PART 2). Available for the first time on DVD.

2011-02-18 12.08.24-2Loaded with sex and violence, all three films are featured in the new hit documentary SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS, currently airing on NBCUniversal’s Chiller TV and just released on Unrated DVD, re-generating interest with camp horror fans old and new. The LINNEA QUIGLEY GRINDHOUSE TRIPLE FEATURE is 240 minutes of unbridled fun and fear, including brand spanking new commentary tracks on each film by Quigley and director David DeCoteau (SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA). Pre-order date is December 11, 2012.







Thursday, September 27, 2012

Check Out The Awesome Retro Poster For “Almost Human”


“Almost Human” is a horror film directed by Joe Begos and stars Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, Josh Ethier, Susan T. Travers, Michael LoCicero, Jami Tennile, Tony Amaral, John Palmer, Chuck Doherty,and Jeremy Furtado.
Two years ago, Mark disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of light. His friend Seth was the last person to see him alive. Now, a string of murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back.
Check out this cool retro poster! Facebook Page

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Check Out The Trailer For “Vampires VS. Leprechauns”




VVLDirected by Allen Gildea comes the fantasy action flick “Vampires VS. Leprechauns.
Aine is an angst ridden, fiery teenager who longs to leave behind the one horse town of Comhla Breac and her half crazed, myth obsessed Grandfather.
Conroy is an Irish storyteller of old who both longs for and dreads the day when his beloved Granddaughter must embrace her true and fearful destiny.

Jarl is a Viking marauder damned to eternal darkness. He and his feral horde long for a new and terrible dawn in which the Vampire will once more reign supreme.
Conlon, Carroll and Carlin are three irreverent, roguish and fearless Leprechauns longing for the night they are called ‘topside’ to kick some fanged, vampire arse.
That night is here.

When ‘The Oldest Evil Meets the Last Legend’ expect pitch black humour and pitch perfect, magic infused fight sequences.
‘Vampires Versus Leprechauns’ mixes Myth and Mirth. Drama and Devilry in a high octane, high concept reboot of both Irish and Vampire legend.

The DRAMA, the ACTION, the SCARES and the CRAIC is going to be mighty ...



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Check Out The Trailer For Horror/Comedy “Cool As Hell”



cool as hellA new film from Acid Bath Productions "Cool As Hell" is directed by james Balsamo. Rich and Benny are not quite ladies men just yet, but after befriending a demon named Az things change for the bros. Life becomes a non-stop party until a soul hungry beast crashes their new party life. Soon Az and the guys have to pause the celebrations and put an end to the terror the beast has caused them and the town they call home.

Check out the trailer below for “Cool As Hell”.

“Welcome To Briarcliff” Details Released For AHS:Asylum



We have our first details for the first episode of ‘American Horror Story’ Season 2. ‘Asylum’ will kick off the second season with an introductory episode called “Welcome To Briarcliff”. Here is the official synopsis for the episode while we all wait with psychotic tendencies for the new season of the scariest damn show on television! The season premiere’s Oct. 17th.

American-Horror-Story-poster-Asylum-744x1024“Welcome to Briarcliff Manor a notorious insane asylum home to the deranged serial killer, Bloody Face. Lurking in the shadows of this “sanctuary of healing” are terrifying evils that blur the boundaries between reality and insanity.”

Check Out The Trailer For “Stoker”


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Park Chan-wook’s "Stoker” is a haunting and gothic thriller that seems spellbinding and intense. It stars Nicole Kidman who I usually try to avoid after the move atrocity “The Others” and the blasphemous “Bewitched” but this film actually may draw me back in. After Matthew Goode is hot and that dark twisted character he plays in this film is demonically luscious!

“After India’s father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.”

The film is slated for release March 1, 2013.

In The World Of Spirits: The Mad Scientist



Putting up Halloween decorations and noticed how lovely the color of green in my Sour Apple Mixer bottle glistened as the sunlight came in the window. So I set out to create this green deliciousness to raise some of my own spirits this evening. I call this drink The Mad Scientist because it’s color reminds me of the green liquid in the mad scientist labs in old movies.
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Ingredients
Sour Apple Mix
Lemon-Lime Soda
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Tequila
1 oz Rum
In a drink mix glass or large drinking glass add some ice (however much you prefer). Take and add your three liquors. Add equal parts Sour Apple Mix and Lemon-Lime Soda and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Erin Marie Hogan’s Fighting Breath And Maniacs


My interview with Actress Erin Marie Hogan.

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The Asylum are gearing up to do something almost unheard of for a straight-to-DVD company, they are taking their stuff to the big screen. #HOLDYOURBREATH will be The Asylum’s first ever theatrical release as the horror film that focuses on a chilling legend gets ready for it’s Oct. 5th premiere. Erin Marie Hogan is one of the young cast that will be solidifying whether or not The Asylum have what it takes. I think this will be a wise decision and great career moment for the young cast.

Born in St. Louis, MO. Erin took her first steps into show business as she started ballet at age 5. However her heart and passion lied in acting and soon moved on to bigger and better things. First she took on the St. Louis Opera House as a teenager after gaining a summer scholarship for their training program where she learned as much as she could even though she admits she was not outwardly social. It seems that Erin has grown out of that shy awkwardness and found her way into the world of horror. A place where shyness just doesn’t work, there is shouting, screaming in terror, fighting for your life while trying to keep your clothes on as some maniac or evil entity is out to get you.

Erin Marie Hogan has appeared in “Paranormal Entity”, “6 Guns” and “The Theatre Bizarre”. However the most recent and attention getting roles are yet to come as she deals with a haunting urban legend (“hold your breath when passing or traveling through a graveyard or the evil souls not allowed to move on will enter your body and take your life) and faces the brutality of the Axeman. I had an opportunity to interview Erin about just those to things as well as discovering that she still holds tight to her roots in St. Louis and is an admitted Cardinals fan ( my Dad’s influence made me ask the baseball question-it’s his home State’s team.) Here is my interview with “#HOLDYOURBREATH” and “The Axeman At Cutter’s Creek” Actress.

ASoutherLife: About #HOLDYOURBREATH, tell me about your character in the film?
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Erin Marie Hogan: Natasha is the wildcard of the girls in the movie.  We have our preppy blonde, fun loving hippie, and the slightly darker souled Natasha.  Natasha is the girlfriend of Johnny and they haven't seen each other in ages.  In three short terms Natasha is: Street Smart, In Love, and Gullible.

ASouthernLife: This is Asylum's first theatrical release, do you feel any pressure about that?- because it kind of pushes the film out there to get more attention than other Asylum projects by a bigger audience (outside the base horror community, I have Asylum in my bookmarks).

Erin Marie Hogan: I feel a little bit of pressure this being The Asylum's first theatrical release and all, but I have to sit back and think about what I did, and what we all did as a team.  We created something together.  We all did our best to breathe life into these characters, this script, this story, and this legend.  If anyone along the way drops the ball, the whole thing falls apart , and that is out of my hands.  So I just have to remember: I did my best, I did what I could do, I should be proud of that.

ASouthernLife:  Is your character someone you relate to personally or is she the type you would avoid in life? (a kind way to say is she a nice girl or total -B-)

Erin Marie Hogan: Natasha is very much like me, at least Natasha is what I like to think I am.  She's a little different from the other girls, but genuinely cares about everyone on the trip.  She's got a sharp tongue sometimes, and only uses it when stung.  She leans on her support system-in this case Johnny... to be honest, I think Natasha has the attributes of a lot of 20 something girls.

ASouthernLife:  Had you heard the legend of holding your breath passing a graveyard before this film?

Erin Marie Hogan: My evil cousin told me the legend when I was a kid!  However, the way I remember it, she just said it was "bad luck" not to hold your breath.


ASouthernLife:  What was the scariest moment you had making this film (even though you knew you where playing a character and it was just a film), did you at anytime get a little freaked out?

Erin Marie Hogan: Linda Vista Community Hospital is considered one of the most haunted places in America, and that's where we shot the insane asylum scenes.  Sometimes that place could be legitimately creepy.  Everyone was hearing noises in that place, a low tone thumping no one could make out, and something that's sounded more female.  No one could understand her, or it, either.  It was a seriously cool experience.  Jordan Pratt (Heath) and I had walked a little way from set and someone opened the door all of a sudden in the total silence.  We both ran for the exit as fast as possible!

ASouthernLife: Besides #HOLDYOURBREATH you are currently filming "The Axeman At Cutter's Creek". In this movie your character is a bit more complex than a normal slasher character. You play a "first time" lesbian dealing with that and the new dynamic it adds to friendships while facing a pretty scary killer, is it a harder role to get into than you normally play?

Erin Marie Hogan: Playing Liz was amazing for me.  Sometimes your really have to stretch as an actor to make that character have depth, Liz had lot's of depth already, there was very little reading between the lines in my preparation.  It was especially amazing to play Liz to Jamie Bernadette's Tammy.  Jamie and I made a great team, she was so fantastic and giving.  All the emotions are genuine.  I didn't have to "fake it 'till you make it" a single time with Jamie.  Working with someone fantastic makes my job a lot easier.

ASouthernLife: Have you seen Scot Pollard as "The Axeman" yet?

Erin Marie Hogan: I have seen Scot Pollard as The Axeman!


ASouthernLife: How much of himself do you think Joston put into the Axeman character ( adhering to the belief that we all have a dark side).

Erin Marie Hogan: Hmmm..... If Joston has a dark side, it must be in there really deep!  He's such a chill guy!

ASouthernLife:  After reading this script how scary would you say this film is on a scale of 1-5?

Erin Marie Hogan: We know how slasher movies are, startle, squirm, ew, but often not very "scary."  This one will probably evoke startle, squirm, ew and a couple scares.  I think that's a total of five yes?

ASouthernLife: What character do you most relate to in "The Axeman"?

Erin Marie Hogan: Oh man, in reality I think I most relate to Stacy.  She's tough, she's really tough.  But she screwed up, and she knows it, now she's dealing with the consequences, but still passing it off like she's done nothing wrong.  Sounds a little like all of us I think.

ASouthernLife:  Who is your all time favorite Scream Queen?

Erin Marie Hogan: I miss Mary Elizabeth Winstead!  I loved her in scary movies.  I mean, good for her doing lot's of stuff, but Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Final Destination 3 will always be one of my favorites.

ASouthernLife: First horror film you ever saw?

Erin Marie Hogan: You know, I don't remember if it was It, or Poltergeist that I saw first, but they both scared me out of my mind when I was like 8!  I was horrified of closets, white noise, sinks and drains... I still have a totally legit fear of spiders.  Somehow I connected to thinking coming out of the brain in It as a big red spider.  Go figure.

ASouthernLife: All time favorite horror film (as a fan)?

Erin Marie Hogan: Candyman.  Right now my favorite horror movie is totally Candyman.

My Review Of Shine By Jeri Smith-Ready



Shine is the third and final novel in the Shade Trilogy from Jeri Smith-Ready and a powerful ending it was. The story of Aura Salvatore is truly on epic adventure with some very intense and terrifying exclamations which suck the ready in completely. Where book two takes a calming breath with minor fluctuation in drama book three goes full out suspense in it’s approach. There are only a few moments were this story takes pause to allow the characters a moment of emotional reflection. For the most of Aura as well as Zachary’s journey to find safety from the DMP while seeking answers about themselves they encounter some moments of truly terrifying exploits.

shinePut together the Shade Trilogy speaks to events of the last decade with a clear cadence. There are striking parallels to the world in which Aura and Zachary are apart of that mirror modern events and fears that lie only above a whisper within Western society today. Shine is a great climactic finish to a very haunting and poignant love story where young people face so much more conscious affirmations than previous generations faced as they step out into the world to find their own way. The story and struggles weaved within Shade than rise to a fevered, nail-biting finish is one of truly creative confluence of metaphysical and emotional prevalence. The Shade series is a ghost story amplified with it’s mystical and imaginative backdrop where both real life and spiritual acknowledgment are forced to coexist. I truly enjoyed this trilogy written by Jeri Smith-Ready and relish the exploration of her other works.

Check Out The Teaser Trailer For “Deadly Revisions”


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The independent feature DEADLY REVISIONS—a twisted tale of terror from PIX/SEE Productions—has completed principal photography.
 
In DEADLY REVISIONS an amnesiac horror film writer (Bill Oberst Jr.) finds hypnotherapy and nightmares reveal memories that might or might not be real…and that might or might not be deadly.  The film’s twisted blend of mystery, psychological thriller and horror is tasty fodder for fans of numerous genres. 

“Filming was an amazing experience,” says writer/director Gregory Blair.  “The amount of creativity among the cast and crew led to all kinds of surprises and discoveries…all of which are really going to be fun for folks to see in the finished product.”

But each phase of the project has been blessed with success:  the screenplay was first a finalist in a past Horror Screenplay Contest; then, the teaser trailer for the film was honored with a screening at the New Media Film Festival earlier this year, thanks in part to the team at FilmBreak.com.

And the cachet doesn’t end there.  The cast is led by international sensation Bill Oberst Jr. who was crowned “King of Horror” earlier this year by Erebus Horror and is also the human monster of the recently Emmy Award winning “Take This Lollipop”.   Oberst is very familiar with playing monsters and bad guys; with his role as the haunted writer Grafton Torn, Bill gets to play both sides of the fence because he may be a monster and may be a victim.  The audience has to try to figure it out.

The film now heads into post-production.  During this time, fans can keep posted via the official DEADLY REVISIONS website, Facebook and Twitter.  And, if that isn’t enough, fans can claim their own piece of the action:  for a few bucks, folks can get their name associated with the film on the official website or on IMDB; they can actually be a producer, get a piece of movie swag—even get invited to the premiere!   The DEADLY REVISIONS website is set up to make that happen.

“So join us and be an accessory,” Blair quips. “It’s an opportunity to die for!"

DEADLY REVISIONS is set for a 2013 release.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Horror Flick “Alive Or Dead” Has Completed Production



The horror flick “Alive Or Dead” from Artist View has completed production. The film is directed by Stephen Goetsch and stars Ann Henson, Angelica Magana, L. Flint Esquerra, Gretchen Busenitz, Diego De Vargas, Masao Kitamura and Thomas Crnkovich. Follow this link to view the trailer.

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While traveling down a desolate road, Maria comes upon an apparently abandoned school bus. A girl has written “Help Me” in one of the windows, and Maria quickly discovers the messy secrets that lie in the back of the bus. Maria soon finds herself hidden and trapped with the girl as the killer takes them on the ride of their lives. Their journey leads to a bizarre medieval castle nestled in the desert, a location where they’ll quickly learn their enemy is not who they think. The girls must figure out whom to trust if they hope to make it home, Alive or Dead.

Erotic Thriller “Plush” Begins Production



plush“Plush” has finally began production after completing the cast. The erotic thriller will be directed by Catherine Hardwicke and stars Emily Browning, Cam Gigandet, Xavier Samuel, Frances Fischer. Read more about this film here!

Production Begins On Sci-fi/Thriller “Dark Skies”



Scott Stewart’s “Dark Skies” has started production. The film is a sci-fi/thriller that finds a family dealing with a home invasion of the fourth kind. An alien is entering their home nightly to prey upon their children. Increasingly isolated from skeptical friends and neighbors, the couple is forced to take matters into their own hands to save their family. The film is set to cast Josh Hamilton, Keri Russell and JK Simmons.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Check Out The Trailer For Fang Comedy “Vamps”



vampsSorry but this will be on my list of guilty pleasure watches forever right along side “Dick” and “Valley Girl” and “Night Of The Comet”. Check out the trailer for super bubble-goth vampire flick “Vamps”.
Goody (Alicia Silverstone) and Stacy (Krysten Ritter) are all about the night life (in super amped ‘Betty’ and ‘Veronica’ style), clubbing, hooking up and always trending like uber-banked bi@tches!, and hiding the simple fact of their true self (which if ‘life coaching’ has taught anything it has taught that this is a no-no). They still have a lot to learn about love though, when Stacy unexpectedly falls for the son of a vampire hunter, and Goody runs into the man of her dreams from decades earlier.
With their destinies at stake, the girls are faced with a difficult choice; give up their eternal youth for a chance at love, or continue to live their uncomplicated fabulously single lives forever.
 



Check Out The Trailer For Horror Short “Morgue Street”



morgue streetBased upon Poe’s “The Murders In Rue Morgue” italian director has created this blend of classic giallo and film noir fest of depravity in horror short “Morgue Street”. The short will be part of an anthology called “Poe 2: Project Of Evil”. Check out the trailer below.

“Morgue Street” tells the story of two prostitutes, mother and daughter, played by Desiree Giorgetti (star of "Morituris" and "Ritual: A psychomagic story") and Federica Tommasi struggling against a mysterious creature after it has broken into their home.

“Found In Time” To Have World Premiere At Shriekfest 2012


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Arthur Vincie’s sci-fi/nior will have it’s world premiere at this years Shriekfest Film Festival. The film is a dramatic blend of film nior and sci-fi that focuses on an alternate world day in New YorK City where psychics with real powers sell their services as street vendors. They live in fear of the Psychological Police Corps ("Psychcops") and lead lonely, desperate lives. Our hero, Chris, is a collector. He compulsively picks up the things most of us throw away or forget – pens, coins, lighters, keys, stones, and other detritus – and sells them to passersby. But every object he picks today will have meaning for someone in the future.
His gift comes with a big downside, however – he experiences his life out of order, slippingbetween the past, present and future. Chris wants to live a "regular" existence, and copes with his slippage as best he can. But when he commits murder in the future, he realizes he has to alter his present in order to prevent it. But how can he do this when he’s not even sure of what time it is? The film stars MacLeod Andrews, Mina Vesper Gokal, Kelly Sullivan, Derek Morgan, Mollie O'Mara, Curt Bouril, Eric Martin Brown and Stephen Bradbury.
 

 
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Osama By Lavie Tidhar


Book Worth Reading:

OsamaLavie Tidhar’s highly-praised and BSFA Award-nominated novel Osama is being published in paperback in October.
The outspoken and controversial Israeli-born author delivers the most exciting, daring and sensitive, fictional engagement with the post-9/11 era. Tidhar was in Dar-es-Salaam during the American embassy bombings in 1998, stayed in the same hotel as the Al Qaeda operatives in Nairobi, and narrowly avoided both the 2005 London, King’s Cross and 2004 Sinai attacks – all of which has informed this vital book.The critical reception of Osama has been nothing short of astonishing – making it a must-read novel for both genre and mainstream readers.
 
In an alternate world without global terrorism, a private detective is hired by a mysterious woman to track down the obscure creator of the fictional vigilante, Osama Bin Laden...
His identity slowly fragments as he discovers the shadowy world of the Refugees, ghostly entities haunting the world in which he lives. Where do they come from? What do they want? Joe knows how the story should end, but is he ready for the truths he will uncover... or the choice he will have to make?
 
check it out here!





Check Out The Official Trailer For James Cullen Bressack’s “Hate Crime”


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The official Trailer for James Cullen Bressack's new film “HATE CRIME” has just released! This is the second feature film by James, his first being the amazon horror best seller “MY PURE JOY” which was released last year. The film has just begun our festival submissions and have already won Best Picture and Best Director at the Underground Monster Carnival Festival in OKLAHOMA. Check out my review here. Also an Official Selection in Grimmfest 2012 in Manchester, U.K. along with the POLLYGRIND film festival in LAS VEGAS and the LATE NIGHT HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in CALIFORNIA.

"A family, just arrived in a new neighborhood, are recording their youngest son's birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed lunatics... '
 


Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Review Of “Scary Or Die” 2012



“Scary Or Die” anthology tells five very different dark and twisted stories with L.A as a backdrop save the first. The first story happens in the borderlands outside the city close to Mexico. The film manages to quietly hint at the interwoven depth of the five tales with carefully hidden elements to the tale which require careful attention from the viewer to catch the connection. “Scary Or Die” has directors Bob Badway, Michael Emanuel, and Igor Meglic coming together to create some clever and fresh urban tales of horror which star Bill Oberst Jr., Alexandra Choi, and Corbin Bleu just to name a few playing out these ill fated lives.

scary or die“Scary Or Die” is a classic horror trilogy that celebrates the classic dark, witty and twisted styles most common in 80’s anthologies and television series (Tales From The Darkside is the one I kept coming back to as I watched this film). The stories are “The Crossing” - a very dark and poignant story of prejudice and karma which has a couple of ‘good ole boys’ seeking to deport immigrants in their own sick manner only to have fate exact a gruesome justice of it’s own; “Tae Jung’s Lament” - a Korean vampire tale that is both elusive and clever in it’s re-imagining of a ‘damsel in distress’ story; “Re-Membered” – a story that brings a scene of almost demonic or devilish cat and mouse dance between a shady character with someone in the trunk; “Clowned”- is an emotional horror story that has a family torn apart over some demonic case of twisted circumstance which conjures nightmares on so many levels; and “Lover Come Back”- a sinister and justified voodoo love story that proves some emotional bonds go beyond the grave or in this case the gross dumping ground.

For me this is one of the better produced anthologies that flows cleanly between tales as given through us by an unknown person via a website entitled “Scary Or Die”. The person becomes known at the end, tying up the thread of continuation in this nice little flick. The stories varied from dark humor to melodramatic despair. Each of the stories held out to the very last scene before unveiling the full scope of the twisted tales which brought a freshness to each of them and made this film very entertaining. It is not a balls out scary anthology but it is clever and modern. “Scary Or Die” is a new urbanized 21st century anthology that holds it’s own against the classics. I will watch this one many more times before I tire of it. Mainly because there are some deep messages in these stories that you don’t see in a lot of the new anthologies and I am still trying to figure out what those messages actually represent.

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