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Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Review Of “Box Of Shadows” a.k.a “The Ghostmaker” 2011



box of shadows“Box Of Shadows” is a supernatural thriller that also has the title “The Ghostmaker” attached to the project. It depends on the country it is released to which one shows up. The film is directed by Mauro Berrelli and stars Aaron Dean Eisenberg, Liz Fenning, J. Walter Holland and Jared Grey. The story centers on a 15th century coffin with mechanical and very supernatural innards that allow a person to experience death for a set amount of time. In a ghost state the world opens up in ways that life could never allow. Only there are dark and fatale consequences to this devilish device. An apparition of death that stalks all who use the box tracks down the violators of nature and sets right the balance between life and death. The machine was created by the evil Da Vinci-esque figure Von Tristan. After a young college guy finds the coffin he and his buddies set out to discover the wonders and true value of the device.

The movie has your standard thriller set up. A mysterious object set against friends who are more like frenemies. The production and story are written well leaving most of the suspense and atmosphere of this dark story up to the actors and audience to allow for the scares. The scares are really more subjective to the thriller element of the film as friends turn on each other and the discovery of a darker more sinister figure attached to the machine becomes apparent. The film does have some serious and edgy elements to the story that make for a more personal connection and deeper back story to the characters than most films of this sort. The overall action driven suspense and friction between the characters allow the film to be better than you would think.

“Box Of Shadows” doesn’t offer anything new to the film that isn’t present in any other horror film. The characters are standard but just above cliché. The scares where minimal for me but the action and story were intense and dark enough with some real world edginess that I related to which held me to the film until the bitter end. The ending however was a bit cheesy but well deserved considering the intensity of the whole films multiple plots. I enjoyed the film and fill it is worth horror fans checking out.

Psycho Therapy By Alan Spencer

eBook Worth Reading:

PsychoTherapy72lgThe horrors are all in your mind!


Craig Horsy’s first visit to a therapist is hardly what he expected. Dr. Krone’s unorthodox treatment begins by hooking Craig up to a device the doctor claims can take him back to relive the memories of his past and mend his damaged psyche.

But instead the machine taps into Craig’s worst subconscious fears. Monsters, madmen and incredible terrors now turn his past into a nightmare. To survive the sadistic game, Craig must somehow uncover the truth about Dr. Krone and escape the machine while battling deadly visions determined to steal his sanity—and his life. Only one thing is certain: If he dies in his mind, he’ll die in reality.

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Copyright © 2012 Alan Spencer
All rights reserved — a Samhain Publishing, Ltd. publication

Dr. Krone gathered a thick manila folder and plopped down across from Craig with a twin pop of the knees. “I don’t let my patients sit on a couch facing the other direction. I want to see their faces. There’s nothing to be afraid of, Mr. Horsy, and there’s nothing to hide from me. I’m a professional. Everything shared between us is confidential.”
“I understand.”
The doctor removed his glasses and rubbed at his eyes, working the fingertips in for a good thirty seconds before stopping. “Listen, I know you don’t want to be here. Some judge sentenced you to chat with me for,” he peered at his sheet, “six months. Let’s make the best of this. You might even get prescription drugs out of it." He gave Craig a smirk. "Would you like that?”
Craig laughed awkwardly, caught-off guard by the strange offer. “Well, now you’re talking. I like the way you think, Doc.”
The doctor shuffled through the paperwork and located what he was seeking. “I’m going to read off your past criminal record. This is to get us on the same page as to what we need to discuss in our sessions. You admit what you’ve done, and we can continue on with the truth. This means I can better help you. The truth is key, Mr. Horsy. Without it, I’m not only out of a job, but the point of me being here is wasted.” He dabbed a crawling bead of sweat from his forehead with the back of his hand. “I must have the truth from you, if nothing else.”
Craig mentally turned over the deeds of his past. “I only have one offense besides traffic tickets. This'll be a short conversation."
Ah-ah.” Dr. Krone waved his finger. The man was clearly tickled by the chance to catch Craig in a lie. “I have access to detailed files, Mr. Horsy.” He turned over many pages before stopping to read one. “I’ll start with your childhood.”
“My childhood?” Was this what the receptionist meant by taking it slow? Hearing this, he was eager to learn what his childhood record contained.
What he heard had him reeling.
“In the first grade, you punched Tim Morgan in the stomach during lunch. He knocked over your lunch tray, and you slugged him. Tim was a bit of a bully, I understand.”
Craig threw his head back in one long nervous guffaw. “That was a long time ago, Doc. I mean, WOW. Tim and I made up afterwards. I couldn’t play at recess for two weeks, and I had to write him a letter of apology. I was really hungry, man. He knocked over my food on pizza day. Pizza day. And it wasn’t the first time he’d done it to me on the good food days.”
Dr. Crone moved on, satisfied by Craig’s reaction. “Third grade, you placed a whoopee cushion on Mrs. Steinman’s chair.”
“And she said ‘whoopee!’ She was asking for it. So book me, Dr. Krone. I can’t believe they documented this. What else you got? Now I'm really interested."
The doctor rattled the list off like a preacher at the pulpit. “You pulled the fire alarm three times at Parker Elementary. You lit a cherry bomb in the bathroom while you were being watched by a babysitter. Fifth grade, you removed a fire extinguisher from the wall and doused three girls as they were walking out of the bathroom. And then—”
Craig cut him off, overwhelmed by how funny his record was. “I didn’t understand why the girls always wanted to go to the bathroom together. They mentioned make-up, so I decided to apply my own kind of make-up on them. Makes sense for a fifth grader to do. So I did it. I know, I know, I’m a jerk. But I was a kid. It’s not like I seriously harmed anybody. And I didn’t do it again.”
The doctor became stern. “Seventh grade, you broke Drew Massey’s nose.”
Craig lowered his voice. “Drew Massey, yeah, I remember that jerk. Middle school sucks, man. You understand. Kids make new friends. Old friends break apart. People are labeled and form their own cliques. I won’t make excuses. Drew was pushing a kid in the locker room with a developmental disability. He punched the kid in the gut when he couldn’t work his combination lock open. Drew denied it. But I protected Jake the whole year. Drew backed off after I elbowed him in the nose during a flag football game in gym class. The bully deserved it. Kids can be cruel. I was crueler.”
“But you’re an adult now. You can’t win fights by starting them.”
“What kind of philosophical talk is that? I was a prankster. I played jokes when I was little. I’ve gotten into fights. Who hasn’t?”
“Tell me about Willis Young.”
Willis Young was his best friend, and maybe still was, but he wasn’t sure.
“I met Willis at Indiana University. I dropped out during the second semester. You know how it goes. You don’t know what degree you’re after, so you take your general education courses. The problem with me, I lost interest. Willis got his business degree and opened his bar called Half-Time. It’s a sports bar. I visited the place all the time.
“I lost my job working for the city. I picked up garbage. I came in late too many times, and off with my head, right? So Willis offers me a job, and I really need the money. What happened, Willis’s brother also wanted a job. He gave it to Joey without telling me. I depended on that paycheck, and man, the tips would’ve been awesome. Willis offered me free drinks the night he told me about not getting the job, so I was drunk. I lost control, and, um,” he loosened his collar, “I threw a barstool at him. I broke his collarbone and nose."
Craig jumped to defend himself, "Hey, it’s nothing I’m proud of. I felt horrible afterwards. I had no right to do that. I lost control. I’d been drinking too much. I was lucky Willis didn’t press charges, but he made me seek counseling for the favor, obviously.”
The doctor scribbled notes actively. His tired features were animated. Craig wouldn’t call it a nervous tick, but it resembled one.
The doctor asked, “So what are you doing for work now?”
“Unemployed.” He wasn’t proud of it. Thirty-two years old, and no job, the next step in his life was undetermined, and a mid-life crisis loomed on the horizon. “It sucks.”
Dr. Krone finally made eye contact. “I’d worry about getting your house in order before pursuing a job. Unemployment can foot the bill in the meantime. We need you clear of mind. I wish the government would truly focus on the people who need time. They should give you a few months to recuperate from your ordeal. Visit me daily, for one. It’ll take more than a few visits to cure you—anybody, Mr. Horsy. Nobody wants to spend the time anymore to be well. That’s American society. Instant gratification, throw some pills at me, maybe shock therapy, and boom, you’re good again.”
He wasn’t sure what the soapbox spiel was about. A mantra of the field, he supposed. He’d already touched upon a lot of old memories and fresh wounds in a matter of fifteen minutes. Dr. Krone wasn’t doing a bad job so far, he admitted.
He’d shortly change his mind.
“Let’s go back to your prior record.”
“Prior record? What other minor offenses have been recorded in the history of Craig Horsy?"
The doctor simply stated the name, “Alice Denny.”
The name ripped the smile from his face. The room closed in on him, then titled hard, so hard, he thought his head injury was flaring up again. The caught feeling burned in him, and wouldn’t subside. How did he know about her? There was no official police report involving her. What happened between them was private.
The response shot out of him as a threat. “I don’t want to talk about her.”
The doctor weighed his reaction with calibrated eyes. “I can see your blood pressure rising. You’re a new shade of red. I’ve hit an important topic, haven't I?"
“Watch it. I don’t want to talk about her. Your receptionist promised this would be easy today. What’s my favorite pig out food, what’s my favorite color, that bull. How would you know about what happened between Alice and me? Nobody does.”
Cherry bombs and fire-extinguisher stories didn’t sound so ridiculous now, he thought.
Dr. Krone removed a handkerchief from his pocket and waved it like a flag. “I’m trying to flush out what brings out your anger. Be honest with me. I’ve done my research on you, Mr. Horsy, to assure positive results. I know who your friends and family are. So I’ve taken the liberty of doing some preliminary interviews. I’m hard at work for you. My patient’s success is top priority. You do have an anger problem. That’s why Willis was sent to the emergency room. I am correct, yes?”
“Yes,” Craig admitted. “I’m quick to anger. Isn’t it obvious? I’m a hothead. Impulsive. I overreact, yes. You're right."
“Then let’s hash out the issues, like you said. It can only help. Do it for Willis."
What’s with this guy, Craig thought. The doctor forewent the niceties and lunged straight for the throat. Craig couldn’t leave the session. Prison would be the next option. Judge Ingram described the visits as a form of probation. This was mandatory. He’d have to deal with the unusual doctor, like it or not.
The doctor licked the tip of his Bic pen. “You have a lot of reasons to be angry, Craig. The issue is you need to learn how to manage yourself. If you can harm your best friend, what will you do to a stranger—or perish the thought, me?”
“I wouldn’t harm you.”
Dr. Krone grinned. The gesture accused Craig of lying.
“Are you rattling the cage and seeing what you can shake up?” Craig popped his knuckles unconsciously. “Rachael said this wouldn’t be so intense.”
“You’re a special case.”
“And what the hell does that mean?”
“You require immediate assistance. Everybody in your shoes does. You may not show the symptoms, but early prevention is the best thing to avoid the sickness.”
Craig couldn’t relax in the chair, his shoulder blades and lower back becoming rigid. In that moment, he wanted to beat that self-satisfied smile from the doctor's face. No. That’d validate my requiring immediate assistance. Maybe I am out-of-control. Maybe I do require ‘immediate assistance.’
“I don’t want to talk about Alice, not yet. Maybe some other time when I know you better, okay?” He checked his watch. The digital face had cracked and turned black. “Is this session over yet?”
“No.” The doctor slapped the file onto the ground, and one side of his face sneered hard. “None of this Q&A matters now." He bent in closer, leveling with Craig. "My treatment is revolutionary. I won’t sling drugs at you or talk your head off. This is a mere preliminary to what we’re about to accomplish. You won’t have an anger problem when I’m through with you.” He rubbed the small patch of saliva from the corner of his mouth. “Do you have regrets, Mr. Horsy?”
“Who doesn’t?”
“Do you wish you could’ve done things differently? We make a lot of choices in our lives. I’m sure you’d like to re-live some of those choices and change things—even if it’s just in your mind. And let me say, I’ve done it before.”
“Done what before? I’m confused.”
“Never mind.” The doctor placed his fingertips together. “What I’ve begun to say, we’ll address later. I think I’ll head straight into my next step of treatment.” He raised his head to meet Craig's eyes. “It’s the most effective.”
“Why not jump right into it if it’s the most effective?”
“My line of questioning serves to open up that brain of yours. It stirs memories to the surface. Good ones. The ones I can use.”
“What the hell are you talking about?” He didn’t expect the visit to be so out of the normal. He’d been on the verge of tears thinking about Alice, and now he was genuinely concerned as to the effectiveness of Dr. Krone’s program. “Use my memories for what? Can you give me a little bit of information here? Layman's terms."
Dr. Krone's eyes went small, and then they went soft again. “First, would you talk a little about your wife’s death?”
Craig was unable to curb his outburst. “I’m done! I want to see Dr. Herbert. You’re a crackpot. I’m here for twenty minutes, and you’re already asking me about Katie. Aren’t you supposed to build up to that? Yes, you are. This is ninth inning stuff, not first pitch.”
The doctor was pleased, speaking above a whisper, “This is how you’re supposed to react.”
“Oh, here’s more psychobabble talk. Do you have a self-help book for me to buy? Will it explain to me how to screw my own brain? And let me guess, you’d like to watch?”
The doctor clapped his hands together once. “Oh, this is splendid.”
“I won’t go to jail.” Craig bolted from his chair and hovered at the door. “I’ll tell them about you. I’ll visit Dr. Herbert. According to my documents, I’m supposed to see him anyway. I’m sure it’ll hold up in court.”
“Absolutely, but you won't be leaving anytime soon to do those things.”
Craig’s blood was stewing in his veins. "And why the hell not?”
“Go ahead and leave,” the doctor suggested, waving his handkerchief in dismissal. “I’m done with twenty questions. Do as you wish. I’ve got you worked up. You’re ready for the machine.”
Craig refused to play into the doctor’s game. He prayed every psychiatrist wasn’t this unprofessional, or else he was prison bound.
He stormed out of the door and slammed it closed, hearing from the other side a set of plaques collapse from the wall.
There goes Dr. Krone’s well-established career all over the floor.
Craig rushed to what he guessed was the exit, taking wide, fast steps, the escape being fifteen paces north of him. Rachael wasn’t in sight, though he didn’t bother to glance at the main desk to say goodbye.
Then a cold drop startled him. It stained his eyebrow. Blood. Touching it, he found the bandage was sodden through. Why hadn’t Dr. Krone said anything? Was it bloody during the interview?
This is one of those places that will inevitably be closed down. I’ll hear about them on one of those investigative news programs.
He decided he could better inspect the bandage in his car. Closing in on the exit, he reached out for the door knob.
The knob was the only part of the door that was real.
Staggering back a step, he muttered, “You’re kidding me.”
He jangled the doorknob, and it ripped from the wall, plaster pieces crumbling to his feet. It’d been glued in place. The door frame was painted brown. A faded purple drape shielded a fake glass pane. How hadn’t he noticed it before? Obvious was too light of a word.
And then something sharp nipped him in the back. “Ahhh!”
Rachel’s soft smiling face turned maniacal. She wheezed from a cracked open mouth that issued the tang of cinnamon hard candy.
She was laughing, enjoying his shock as he faltered to the floor. “This’ll be a simple visit. A summer’s breeze, Mr. Horsy!
The room twirled. He was spinning slowly on a merry-go-round. His vision turned into ripples of water, and he reached out to touch the ripples, but he came up empty and feeling foolish. She shoved him down the rest of the way to the ground with a kick to the back of his knees. He landed face-first against the carpeted floor, the ground smelling of rubber and sterile cleaner. She straddled his back, and another cold prick to the neck later, he plunged under those ripples of water into unconsciousness.































Check Out The Trailer For Irish Nightmare “Fractional”


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“Fractional” comes from Irish company Totality Pictures and is scheduled for 2013 release. The psychological nightmare film is directed by Michael Deegan and stars Desmond Daly, Peter O Toole, Donna Bradley, Paul Byrne and  Paula Gahan. Check out the final trailer for the film below.

A psychiatrist, John Hatchett wakes up tied to a chair in an abandoned warehouse. Left with no food, water or chance of escape John's only weapons are his mind and he must use them to full effect. What transpires is a series of five days which John is subjected to mental and physical torture. David Crowe is a former patient and one who is not of sound mental capacity... not everything John Hatchett says is as it seems. John Has a past that he wishes to remain a secret...

A secret David Crowe is willing to do anything to reveal... even ending John's life...

Check Out The Concept Trailer For “Frost Bite”



frost bite“Frost Bite” has released an early concept trailer for the survival thriller/horror feature. Directed by Stewart Sparke the film has a team researchers aboard the Arctic research vessel Tornado discover a submarine that has been missing since the second world war. But they soon find that what they uncovered was best left buried. The film is scheduled to begin filming in spring 2013 and should be one hell of a nightmare scenario. Check out the footage below.

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Edge Of Infinity Sci-Fi Anthology


Book Worth Reading:

EDGE OF INFINITYThe sci-fi anthology Edge Of Infinity releases November 27th thanks to Solaris Books.

"One small leap for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
 
Those were Neil Armstrong's immortal words when he became the first human being to step onto another world. Edge of Infinity is an exhilarating new hard SF anthology that looks at the next giant leap for humankind: the leap from our home world out into the Solar System.

Set to feature stories by Peter F. Hamilton, Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Pat Cadiganm Gwyneth Jones, Paul McAuley, Sandra McDonald, An Owomoyela, Bruce Sterling, Peter Watts and Walter John Williams. Edge of Infinity is hard SF adventure as its best and most exhilarating.

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First Image From Daniel Radcliffe’s “Horns”

Check out the first image from Daniel Radcliffe’s supernatural thriller “Horns”. The image came courtesy of EW news. The film is adapted from the best selling novel by Joe Hill. The film is directed by Alexandre Aja and also stars Juno Temple and Joe Anderson. In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples. Check out the image below.

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Korean Sci-Fi Trilogy “Doomsday Book” Gets U.S. Release Date



doomsday bookThe Korean sci-fi trilogy “Doomsday Book” which is a saga of human self destruction in the future tech era of society will see a U.S. release on DVD December 11th 2012. The film comes from the directors of “I Saw The Devil” and “Hansel&Gretal”.

Korea is ground zero for an undead pandemic, as one man's rotten trash brings on a zombie apocalypse. A high-tech repairman struggles as a robot residing in a Buddhist temple finds his higher mind and challenges the idea of consciousness. And one family, one lost billiard ball, and one misguided Internet order bring on the end of the world.






Check Out The Teaser Trailer For Eerie Flick “Dark Hollow”



dark hollowSet in a small Central Pennsylvania town that borders a woodland with a sinister reputation, ‘Dark Hollow’ sees women beginning to disappear. Strange pipe music can be heard drifting in from the woods, which has a strange effect on the libidos of those who hear it. The trees in the woods seem to move with a will of their own. Our hero, Adam Senft, a mid level mystery writer, and a small group of his neighbors, realize the supernatural evil behind the strange goings on, and determine to put a stop to it, leading to a showdown with the force orchestrating the disappearances.”

Brain Keene’s creepy nightmare movie adaptation directed by Paul Campion has released a teaser trailer. The film starring Shane Rangi best known for his role in ‘Spartacus’ is best on the best selling novel and is posed to bring a fresh new horror to the genre.

On a walk through local woods rumored to be haunted, writer Adam Shay come across a strange sight: a statue of a half-man, half- goat creature, a satyr from ancient legends, that comes to life before his eyes. Soon, women in town begin disappearing, summoned to the woods by the satyr’s hypnotic piping. When Adam gathers his friends to hunt down the satyr and save the women, what they uncover is an unholy evil hell-bent on protecting itself and spreading its seed…

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Two More Images From “Patrick” Remake



patrick poster_thumb[1]Check out the two new images released from the “Patrick” remake set to premiere in 2013. You can see the first image here.

“After killing is mother and her lover some years before, Patrick is the comatose patient in room 15 of a remote, private psychiatric clinic run by the secretive Dr Roget, who treats him as a guinea pig in his bizarre studies of life and death. When Kathy, a nurse who has recently separated from her boyfriend, begins working at the clinic, she is instructed to care for him. She is disturbed by Roget’s treatment of him and somehow feels that Patrick is trying to make a connection with her.

When Kathy realizes that the lifeless murderer can communicate, she is shocked but compelled to prove her theory. Patrick has psychokinetic powers which he uses to talk to Kathy by transferring his thoughts to a computer. As Patrick’s communication becomes stronger, strange and terrifying events begin to occur. Patrick has feelings for Kathy and his affection is about to manifest itself as a deadly, bloody obsession.”
 
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Check Out The Film That “WyrmWood” Hopes To Be


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If Mad Max had to deal with a zombie apocalypse then “Wyrmwood” would be that movie, plus so much more. The balls-out zombie post-apocalyptic film has released some teaser footage to show just how awesome this Aussie zombie vision truly is. The film directed by Kiah Roache-Turner and starring Jay Gallagher, Yure Covich, Catherine Terracinin Luke McKenzie, Keith Agias, Jack Henry, Warwick Comber, Leon Burchill, Bianca Bradey, Cain Thompson, is a blend of recycled warrior society in the midst of chaos dealing with a continuing of the zombie apocalypse. It is “Mad Max” meets “Dawn Of The Dead” with all the flare and vividness of “Doomsday”. Check out the footage and jump over to the Indiegogo site to donate. Plus head over to the Facebook Page to keep up with the films progress.

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Check Out The Trailer And Stills From Indie Flick “Last Cabin”



last cabinLast Cabin” is an independent horror flick from the UK and the first feature film by Mitsuko Studios. Directed by Antoni McVay and starring Ben Alexander, Juliette Strange and Luke John Harrison. The project is currently underway and has released it’s first official trailer. Told in three stories “Last Cabin” will feature three individual short stories that entwine around the same location. Each of the stories will feature a different horror subgenre and should give an interesting and unique point of view to the entire film. Check out the trailer below as well as several stills for the film.

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Check Out The Trailer For Victor Matthieu’s “Carnieville”



CarnieVille-2012-Movie-PosterThe trailer for Victor Matthieu’s “Carnieville” has finally been released. The film stars Jeremy Jackson, Ashleigh Craig, Brett Rickaby, Alex Rose Wiesel, Victor Miller, Hannah Ward and Tarik Ellinger. Check it out below.

When a coulrophobic (fear of clowns) college student has a severe clown-induced panic attack and almost dies from an overdose of anxiety medication, she decides to face her fears by going to a carnival with her friends, unaware that the murderous clown who caused her condition runs it and intends on killing everyone unless she can kill him first.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Check Out The Official Trailer For “Crying Wolf”



crying wolfThe horror/comedy “Crying Wolf” has released it’s first trailer. The film is directed by Tony Jopia and stars Caroline Munro, Joe Egan, Kristofer Dayne, Gabriela Hersham and Ian Donnelly. The werewolf comedy releases in UK in May 2013 with the US release just behind in June. “Crying Wolf” is a Hammer inspired lycanthropic chain reaction flick that has the chaos of a werewolf bite creating havoc in an English village. Check out the trailer below.

Check Out The Official Trailer For “Bad Kids Go To Hell”



bkgthCheck out the official trailer for “Bad Kids Go To Hell”. The film, based on the popular comic book series of the same name, tells the tale of six private school students locked in a Saturday detention with a killer on the loose. Ben Browder ("Farscape", "Stargate SG-1", "Doctor Who") also stars, as well as Ali Faulkner ("Bianca" in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1), Roger Edwards (Freelancers), Marc Donato ("Degrassi: The Next Generation"), Cameron Deane Stewart (Pitch Perfect), Augie Duke ("The Mentalist"), Amanda Alch (When Zachary Beaver Came to Town), Jeffrey Schmidt (Interstate), and Chanel Ryan (BASEketball) . The film was produced by Barry Wernick and Brad Keller, had its world premiere at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, and screened at Stan Lee’s Comikaze and the Ruby Mountain Film Festival.

Six private school high school kids find themselves stuck in detention on a frightfully dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their 8 hour incarceration, each of the six kids falls victim to a horrible "accident" until only one of them remains. And as each of these spoiled rich kids bites the dust, the story takes on a series of humorous and frantic twists and turns.

Is one of the kids secretly evening the school's social playing field? Or have the ghosts of prestigious Crestview Academy finally come to punish the school's worst (and seemingly untouchable) brats? One thing is for sure...Daddy's money can't save them now.

Marlon Wayans Takes On A Haunted House

Well it was just a matter of time and quite frankly I am shocked it took this long but a horror/comedy of sorts is coming our way featuring a Wayans. Marlon Wayans will take on the never ending ecto-flow of paranormal and found footage films to possess the horror genre in the new comedy flick “A Haunted House”. Check out the poster released for the film below.

In an outrageous send up of the “Paranormal Activity” movies, “The Devil Inside” and other “found footage” movies, “A Haunted House” features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life.

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The Official Poster For “Evil Dead” 2013 Revealed

Check out the official art poster for the 2013 re-visioning of  “Evil Dead”. Directed by Fede Alvarez the 2013 film will prove to be more scary, more brutal, and a hell of a lot darker than the original film. It stars Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”) as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia, and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie. The film has screened well and seems to have silenced most negative thoughts surrounding the picture after festival screenings revealed the awesome-ness of the new story which is heavily endorsed by Bruce Campbell himself.

“Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Werewolf Flick “Hallow Pointe” Releases New Poster And Trailer



hallow pointeHallow Pointe” is directed by Thomas J Churchill and stars Ashley C. Williams, Leslie Easterbrook, Kane Hodder, Tiffany Shepis, Cody Deal, Lar Park Lincoln, Allison Kyler, Belinda Balaski, Brad Loree, Eileen Dietz, Sarah French, Cody Matthew Blymire, Stacey Dixon, Steven Barton, and Tony Todd. Check out the teaser trailer below.

HALLOW POINTE is a chilling story about love, life and what lengths you go through to try and save someone; all told within the classic horror staple, a creature feature. The film is centered around Madeline’s Closet, a quaint bed and breakfast hidden away from the world on a hidden dirt road in the woods. Henry and Jane are hoping a weekend there will help rekindle their love for each other. 
 
Staying there, along with a few other guests, everything seems to be going as planned until the sun sets and the full moon lights up the sky. Instead of trying to save their marriage they must now work together to try and save their lives.”
 
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Horror Goes Guerilla In Creature Flick “Uwharrie”



fear-is-a-foot-poster1Picking up the newest wave of cryptid craze is the horror flick “Uwharrie” which notes it’s style of filming more of “guerilla” style than standard point of view or found footage. The film hopes to put the audience more centered into the story that unfolds as the film explores the most notable creature roaming North America. A contemporary horror film set in the Uwharrie National Forest. The  film is directed by Christopher Flowers and stars Danny Stiling, C.A. Daniels, Brandon Estes, Daren Horne, Jenn Greenawalt and Matthew Cole. Check out the trailer below then head over to the Facebook Page to keep up to date with this one.

“In the spring of 2009, two friends left everything behind for one weekend. Their goal was to hike the remote region surrounding Troy, NC. After they were reported missing four days late, a massive manhunt was organized by the authorities. The following week, a damaged video camera was found in a clearing next to their last known location. Its contents have yet to be authenticated.”

Check Out Newest Poster For “Return Of The Killer Shrews”

Return Of The Killer Shrews” is the sequel to the 50’s B-movie classic and has released a new poster and trailer. The film is directed by Steve Latshaw. and stars James Best, John Schneider, Jason Shane Scott and Bruce Davison.

A realty TV show needs an experienced captain to take them to their remote deserted island location. They hire Captain Thorne Sherman (James Best, “Dukes of Hazzard”) who signs on before realizing the island is a place Captain Thorne has been before—The Island of the Killer Shrews! Of course, no one believes Captain Thorne and his tales of flesh-eating rodents, but they will find out the truth of the Killer Shrews soon enough.

From the beginning, the shoot is a disaster. All the supplies have not arrived, the crew is inexperienced, and the show’s legendary “animal expert,” Johnny Reno (John Schneider, “Smallville,” “Secret Life of the American Teenager,” “Dukes of Hazzard”) is a talentless know-it-all. The production manager, Sam (Jason Shane Scott, “Starship Troopers 2”) sends two crew members into the jungle to scout locations, but they never return, having been attacked and eaten by the Killer Shrews.

Captain Thorne has seen this before, having been on the island the first time the Killer Shrews struck, so he gets everyone into a safe house—the same scientific compound where the man-eating shrews were spawned half a century ago. However, no safe house can be completely “safe” from the Killer Shrews and they attack, under the leadership of Jerry (Bruce Davison, “X-Men,” “Willard”), a mysterious castaway who has a strange hold over the Killer Shrews.

Captain Thorne and Jerry have a shared past, and there will need to be one final confrontation to see which of the two enemies will survive each other, and whether anyone can survive the Killer Shrews.

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First Image From “Patrick” remake



patrick posterThe first image from the remake of the 1978 classic psychological horror film “Patrick” has been released on the movie Facebook Page. The film is scheduled for release first in Australia during the Halloween season of 2013. Still far from when it will see a U.S. release. The movie is directed by Mark Hartley and stars Charles Dance, Peta Sergeant and Sharni Vinson.

In room 15 of the secluded Roget Clinic lies a comatose murderer named PATRICK. His doctor says he’s nothing more than 75 kilos of limp meat hanging off a dead brain – but Kathy, a young nurse, knows very differently.

Patrick has a crush on Kathy, and burgeoning psychic powers. His affection is about to turn into a deadly, bloody obsession!
 
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First Look At James Wan’s “The Conjuring”



scary-farmhouse[3]Based on true events the story deals with a family who are terrorized by a dark presence fixated within their rural farmhouse. The Warrens actually consider this demonic entity to be among the most powerful that they have faced and fight to save the family from it’s ill intent. The film was first scheduled for a January release but Warner Bros. has pushed the paranormal project back to July 19th 2013. Check out the first look images from EW.

"In the ’70s-set movie, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor enlist paranormal investigators Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga when strange things start happening at their farmhouse. Like what? Like how about a dead boy appearing in the mirror of a music box. “The Conjuring” is scheduled for release in July of 2013.

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Promo Poster For “Son Of Cain”

Check out the promo poster and read first details on Jesus Monlloa Plana’s “Son Of Cain”. The psychological thriller is about Nico a special and difficult teenager; he is an exceptionally gifted child with an obsession for chess. He’s got problems with social adaptation and shows a defiant attitude, especially towards Carlos, his father. This father-son confrontation affects the whole family severely. Carlos and Nico’s mother decide to hire the services of Julio, a renowned psychologist experienced in working with special children. Julio himself happens to be a chess master. Through therapy and their common love for chess, Julio will plunge into Nico’s disquieting inner world and try to shed some light onto Nico’s tense and complex relationship with his father. Discovering the truth that lies beyond Nico’s hostility will become the key to avoid the essence of evil taking over their lives.

The film stars Jose Coronado, Julio Manrique David Solans and Maria Molins. It is currently in pre-production.

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Red Banner Sets Deal For Sci-fi Action Flick “Manborg”



manborgGreg Newman negotiated the deal with Raven Banner managing partners Michael Paszt and James Fler on behalf of Kostanki and exec producers Colin Geddes and Peter Kuplowsky. MPI plans an early 2013 release in the US on the story of a resurrected supersoldier who battles an army of Nazi vampires and demons. Raven Banner has closed sales in Australia (Monster), Germany (ION) and the UK (Rockstone). Raven Banner/Anchor Bay will distribute in Canada.

“Manborg” is a retro low budget homage to 80’s sci-fi b- movies such as “Flash Gordon”. The film is directed by Steven Kostanski and stars Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks, Conor Sweeney, Meredith Sweeney, Ludwig Lee and Andrea Karr. The film is about a dead soldier finds himself reanimated as a cyborg killing machine.
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Brutal Clips From “The Collection”



collectionWhen Elena’s (Emma Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through the gruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena.

Below are four clips that show just how dark and intense “The Collection” proves to be. Directed by Marcus Dunstan who returns for the sequel to bring to life the extreme psycho collector. This sequel stars returning actor Josh Stewart and also stars Johanna Brady and Christopher McDonald. It opens in theatres on Nov. 30th.




“The Last Exorcism Part II” Release Date



From the Press Release:
CBS Films announced today that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to THE LAST EXORCISM PART II from Studiocanal.
Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly from a screenplay by Gass-Donnelly and Damien Chazelle, THE LAST EXORCISM PART II is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2010 hit THE LAST EXORCISM which surpassed all expectations by grossing more than $20 million its opening weekend. Eli Roth produced the film along with Marc Abraham, Thomas A. Bliss and Eric Newman of Strike Entertainment. Patty Long and Gabrielle Neimand served as executive producers.
Last Exorcism Pt. IIContinuing where the first film left off, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is found alone and terrified in the woods. Back in the relative safety of civilization, Nell realizes that she can't remember entire portions of the previous months only that she is the last surviving member of her family. Just as Nell begins the difficult process of starting a new life, the evil force that once possessed her is back with other, unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism was just the beginning.

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