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Friday, March 29, 2013

The Horror Film “Slash” Begins Filming This Summer



slash"Slash”, the upcoming feature film from White Chapel, LLC- Rycke Foreman and Maria (Monsteworks 66) Olsen is currently in pre-production with filming to begin this summer in New Mexico. The movie  brings the story of the Ripper from the foggy streets of Whitechapel in London to White Chapel, New Mexico. Casting will begin in April and most of the 25-30 speaking parts and 350 background parts will be cast locally. The story about family discord as step-brothers Cade and Trench have to deal with the horrific events as they transpire. There is currently a crowd funding campaign going on over at Indiegogo to help see this film get made that you can check out.

When his fantasy becomes your reality. ..

As his fellow cast members are butchered around him, a young actor must deal with his violent step brother and his own demons…or die trying…

LET THE GAME BEGIN!

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‘True Blood’ Gets Summer Return



true bloodThe sixth season of ‘True Blood’ will premiere on June 19th 2013 on HBO. The shows return will consist of ten episodes and see the regular cast all return as well as some new blood. Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, Rutina Wesley will be joined by Rob Kazinsky and Rutger Hauer. Also behind the scenes, Mark Hudis, who was selected to replace series creator Alan Ball as showrunner stepped down in early March. According to HBO, Hudis vacated the post in order to take on development, as per his overall deal with HBO. Hudis is being replaced by “True Blood” co-executive producer Brian Buckner, who’s been on staff since the show’s first season.

Trailer Released For Slasher Comedy “Holla II”



h2onesheetFinalCheck out the trailer for “Holla II” The film is directed by H.M. Coakley who also wrote the script. The film comes out April 19th in a limited theatrical run and stars Vanessa Bell Calloway,Kiely Williams, Greg Cipes,Trae Ireland, Teairra Mari, Omar Gooding, Liana Mendoza, Allison Kyler, Akeem Smith, Doll Phace. You can read the super long synopsis on “Holla II” website.

After narrowly escaping with her life at the hands of her mentally ill sister Veronica, Monica, with the help of her Mother, Marion, has taken great measures to ensure her safety, including changing her face and relocating to the South. Six years has past and now she finally believes she is safe from Veronica. Little does she know that death and betrayal still await her and her friends on the eve of her wedding at a southern plantation house rumored to be haunted by 13 murdered slaves. This time no one is safe and everyone is a suspect as killing becomes addictive.



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A New Homicidal Ride Heading Our Way



the truck promo 2The Truck” is an 80’s throwback to such horror films of old where it was the psychotic machine that left a path of carnage in their wake. The film comes from Indie director Lee Vervoort and is being produced by Riley Hollow Films. It is due out Nov. 12 2013 and stars John Michael Morris, Rachelle Graber, Tim Emery and Andy Grace.

When Roger and Alice take a weekend trip to explore an old campground Roger has inherited, they encounter an old truck that adds miles of terror. Is there anyone behind the wheel, or is it driven by pure evil?

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Hammer Releases New Poster For “The Quiet Ones”



the-quiet-onesThe Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.

Hammer is riding off the resurge of interested in the studio and it’s ability to tell classic thrilling horror stories after the success of “The Woman In Black” and most recently the campaign to re-launch it’s classic collections series to the growing base of new fans.  Check out the poster for their latest thriller coming our way. The film has been known of for some time but most of the movies details have been limited until recently. The film should be exciting because it hits the material that has proven to be Hammer’s second “sweet” spot-the paranormal. Their first “sweet” spot of course is – Vampires. Now if the studio would just get a hard on for werewolves I would be the happiest geeky Hammer fan on the planet.

First Poster For ‘Zombieland’ TV Series Released

Zombieland TV seriesThe first poster for Amazon’s surprising new original zombie series ‘Zombieland’ has been released. After several years of rumors and disappointments over the pending sequel to film it was Amazon’s announcement of the series in development based on Zombieland which sparked new interest in the franchise. The series pilot is directed by Eli Craig and stars Kirk Ward (The Island), Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Switched at Birth), Tyler Ross (Milkshake) and Izabela Vidovic.

To Promo Posters For “Errors Of The Human Body” Reveal A Mad Scientist Of Sorts

ErrorsOfTheHumanBody1Errors Of The Human Body” is a sci-fi thriller film directed by Eron Sheean and stars Michael Eklund – (The Divide, The Day, Fringe TV, Alcatraz TV), Karoline Herfurth – (Perfume, The Reader, We are the Night), Tómas Lemarquis – (Noi the Albino, December, Painless), Rik Mayall – (drop Dead Fred, The Young Ones TV). The film hits limited theatres this April 19th.

The feature film Errors of the Human Body is a thought provoking psychological thriller and gripping mystery that follows the story of Geoffrey Burton, a scientist on a journey of both startling and frightening discovery, set within the mysterious world of genetic engineering.


ErrorsOfTheHumanBody2Seeking a new laboratory to pursue his controversial genetic research, Dr Geoff Burton takes up a position at the world-renowned Institute for Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics in wintry Dresden, Germany. His contribution to their most top-secret project – a human regeneration gene – has the potential to make something miraculous out of a personal tragedy that has haunted him for years. But when he uncovers a conspiracy amongst his colleagues, he finds instead something quite different: a terrifying new virus, with potentially devastating consequences for humanity – and for Geoff, who is not only its first victim, but its unwitting source.


Featurette For “Kiss OF The Damned”



Kiss-of-the-Damned-Poster-350x518Check out the three minute featurette for Vamp flick “Kiss Of The Damned”.  Xan Cassavetes directs this sultry dark thriller while Milo Ventimiglia, Anna Mouglalis, Michael Rapaport, Joséphine de La Baume and Riley Keough star. The film can be checked out on VOD right now on all available formats. “Kiss Of The Damned” will also hit limited theatres this May 3rd.

With her narrative feature debut, Xan Cassavetes (Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession) has crafted a stylish and sensory visual and aural experience that recalls the best of smart and racy European genre films from the 60s and 70s. KISS OF THE DAMNED is the story of Djuna (Joséphine de La Baume), a beautiful vampire who tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paulo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to temptation. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) arrives unexpectedly, Djuna’s love story is threatened and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.”
 
 



New Clip For “The Wicked” Released



the wickedNew clip for the witchy horror flick “The Wicked” released. In RANGER, Jake investigates something in the brush which turns out to be fatale for him and awesomely gruesome which is great for us! Check it out below. “The Wicked” comes out April 30th on DVD and April 2nd on Digital Download. The movie is directed by Peter Winther and stars Devon Werkheiser, Justin Deeley, Nicole Forester,Cassie Keller.

Local stories warn that deep in the woods, a witch with a ravenous hunger feeds on the flesh of the young. In an abandoned house in the woods, she hunts her victims…and if you try to enter, you'll never see daylight again. When another child goes missing, a group of local teenagers decide to find out if the urban legend is true. What starts out as a meaningless dare turns into a blood-spattered fight for survival against a mistress of darkness in this unrelenting nightmare from which you may never wake up!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Check Out “The Monster Project”



the monster projectWhat happens when filmmakers set out to document cases in which people claim to be monsters? Well the minds behind “The Monster Project” have explored that very concept. Three filmmakers set out to find and interview people who claim to be real monsters. The interviews didn't go as planned.

 There is a crowd funding campaign started for this movie over at Kickstarter to see “The Monster Project” realized. Victor Mathieu, the director, is an Award Winning horror Writer/Director/Producer who has a strong background bringing a wide variety of monsters to the screen (werewolves, zombies, ghosts, clowns, vampires...) His first horror film collected Awards across the country, including 3 Best Short Horror Film Awards and 2 Best Short Horror Film Director Awards.

The film is hoping for a Halloween season release date for 2013. The cast attached to the project thus far is Maria Olsen, Steven Flores, Shiori Ideta, Natalie Garcia and Bryan T. Jansyn. Check out this wicked little teaser promo along with a piece of poster art.



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Trailer Released For “You’re Next”



your nextThe trailer for the horror film “You’re Next” has been released. The movie deals with a spin on the home invasion, survival nightmare when the Davidson’s are  assailed by three homicidal maniacs in animal masks at their family reunion. The film stars AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz, Nicholas Tucci and Rob Moran.

“You're Next” is out August 23.
 


“Solo” Makes It’s Way To Cannes



solo-posterThe horror film has released some sale’s art with word of the film’s upcoming Cannes Festival showing. When her summer job requires a qualifying "solo" camping trip, Gillian, a young and athletic teenager, meets her greatest fear: an unknown stranger in the woods. With her only connection to the outside world being a two-way radio, Gillian readies to fight.

Campsites become battlefields and essential supplies become weapons. The film is directed by Isaac Cravit and stars Annie Clark, Daniel Kash, Richard Clarkin.

From the Press Release

Continental Media has nabbed the rights to sell the latest "girl in the woods" horror feature, Solo, which has just wrapped post-production and is already gaining traction with distributors, this May at Cannes.

Solo follows a teenage girl who is terrorized while spending two nights alone on a remote island as part of her camp counselor initiation. The film brings every girl's nightmare to the screen in an intimate utterly terrifying way.

Two New Clips For Zombie Flick “State OF Emergency”



State-of-Emergency-image-240x346Check out these two new clips for the zombie horror flick “State Of Emergency”. The film comes out April 16th thanks to Image Entertainment and is directed by Turner Clay. Read the deets on the films release below on your way to the visuals…

From The Press Release
A bio-plant explosion will forever change the dynamic of a small country town. A man will be forced to kill those very people he once held dear. On April 16th, Image Entertainment challenges you to escape zombie-ridden Montgomery County with the release of State of Emergency. This harrowing tale of survival amongst the undead is directed by Turner Clay (Interception) and stars Jay Hayden (A Warrior’s Heart), Tori White (Silent Night), and Andy Stahl (The Blind Side).

After an explosion unleashes the contents of a military bio-weapons plant, the unsuspecting populace is transformed into a roaming army of flesh-eating zombies. Trapped in the quarantine zone, Jim finds himself cut off, confused, and fighting for his own survival. Contacted by a small band of others unaffected by the toxins, Jim sets out to reach their besieged warehouse. Becoming the survival group’s de facto leader, he struggles to keep order as they hunker down, fortify their stronghold, and arm themselves against the attacking mutants. Fragmentary radio reports from outside hint at a last-ditch government rescue plan.

But can the survivors hold out until help arrives… or will they succumb to the living hell of an undead apocalypse? Will anybody survive?

Special features include two behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the movie and its visual effects along with deleted scenes.






Teaser For “Seventy Nine” Psychological Thriller


Check out the teaser for Filip Maciejewicz directed “Seventy Nine”. The film is a psychological thriller is set in an abandoned mental hospital where a series of secret government experiments are being conducted as a new form of brainwashing – a project codenamed ‘Limes’.  It stars Jonathan Rosenthal, Adrian Voo, Bo Linton, Christine Springett, Athena Baumeister, Velta Moore, Patrick Edward Wynne, Omar Hansen and Caroline Attwood. 

Isamu wakes up from a comatose state and strapped to a hospital bed. Realizing that he is about to be drugged by scientists he manages to escape running into a young girl. Hailey, also finding herself in the strange environment.






Check Out Horror Comedy The Devil Went Down To Islington



devilwentdowntoislingtonThe Devil Went Down To Islington is a horror comedy about a couple of Brits who are tricked into selling their souls to the Devil. John Robertson (Spencer Brown), a down-on-his-luck music teacher and his pain-in-the-arse colleague Nick (James Lance), unknowingly sell their souls to Satan in exchange for one great weekend. At first love and fortune come their way, but when John and Nick finally twig that all is not right, Satan-bashing Father Crowley (Michael Smiley) reveals that they only have 11 hours to save themselves or be dragged to Hell for all eternity.

The film has already been shot and now seeks funds for post-production “finish up” over at Kickstarter. There is already a pretty cool little teaser trailer for the flick which gives an idea of the director’s vision. It stars Spencer Brown, Sophie Colquhoun, Michael Smiley, James Lance, Mark Benton, Olivia Grant, Ronni Ancona, Dominic Coleman and Ainsley Harriott. I personally love how they label it as a Satanic comedy. Check out the teaser and head over to the links to show some love and money.

My Review Of Reel Evil 2012



reel evilReel Evil is a found-footage paranormal flick directed by Danny Draven and starring Jessica Morris, Jeffrey Adler, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereau, Jim Tavare, Galen Howard, Lino Dumont and Spencer John Olson. The movie follows struggling film makers Kennedy, Cory and James who are hired to shoot a 'behind-the-scenes' documentary for a major studio production. The story has the young crew spending down time on the shoot exploring an old hospital facility that seems to be rife with entities. It is a classic case of haunting of malevolence. This film comes from Full Moon, a studio that whether you love them or hate them has a pretty tight systematic approach to horror that has lasted for decades.

The story for Reel Evil is pretty cut and dry. A standard tale of haunting where the spirits are far from friendly. The film uses all the expected tricks of found-footage that has come to define the sub-genre so there is nothing new within that aspect of the movie. The effects are a blend of traditional organic effects combined with the more modern CGI produced material. In this film the director took care not to over use the computer generated effects so that what is used is tolerable. When it came to the gorier organic effects there was just as much care taken and it provides expected realism to those necessary moments. The story is a good story which is entertaining and convincing. It doesn't seem contrived or forced upon us.  The actors are pretty tight in their performances and give a believable performance as well which makes the movie watchable.

Reel Evil could have been one of those opportunities for the studio to shine but unfortunately as a horror story the movie fails. The director seems to have forgot the main ingredient-the thrills. There are absolutely no moments in this film that are scary or suspenseful at all. It is a pretty standard ghost story that tells a great tale but beyond the standard cookie cutter pattern of story telling there is nothing that stands out about Reel Evil. Watch knowing it will be a cool ghost story from a staple studio in the horror genre but don’t expect to be scared or have those intense moments of suspense because they are just not in this movie.

Prepare To Get Locked Down In K-11



K-11The intense dark thriller that blends genre arthouse with exploitation known as K-11 is gearing up for release on Blu-ray and DVD April 23rd. The film has been on my must see-must own list from the word go on the project. It is directed by Jules Stewart and stars Goran Visnjic, Portia Doubleday, Kate Del Castillo, Jason Mewes, D.B. Sweeney and Tommy Lister. The film is being distributed courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures and Libertine Films. Here are the deets…

Press Release:
Breaking Glass Pictures and Libertine Films are proud to announce the upcoming April 23 Blu-ray (SRP $29.99) and DVD (SRP $24.99) release of Jules Stewart’s directorial debut, K-11, a riveting drama that tells the story of a man’s plight after winding up in K-11, the Los Angeles County Jail’s transgender inmate unit. K-11 is currently screening at select theaters in fifteen cities around the country and is available nationwide on Video On Demand.

K-11 stars Goran Visnjic (ABC-TV’s new hit series “Red Widow”, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, “ER”) as Raymond Saxx, a businessman whose drug use leads him to incarceration in the section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for LGBT inmates and firmly under the heel of Mousey (Mexican superstar Kate Del Castillo, Under the Same Moon, “La Reina del Sur”, “Weeds”), a malicious transgendered inmate. Saxx has no idea how he got there — all he knows is he needs to get the hell out… alive and intact. Aggressive cellmates, corrupt officials, and his own issues are just a few challenges he faces while he pieces together a way out of this entirely new kind of rabbit hole.

K-11 also stars DB Sweeney (Taken 2), Jason Mewes (Jay & Silent Bob, Clerks), Portia Doubleday (Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie, Youth in Revolt, Almost Kings), and Tommy “Tiny” Lister (The Fifth Element, Jackie Brown). Jules’ son, Cameron Stewart, makes his film debut in K-11 as Sledgehammer while daughter Kristen (The Twilight Saga, On the Road) makes a special contribution.

The Blu-ray and DVD will come complete with a commentary by Jules Stewart and producer Tom Wright, deleted scenes, interviews with key cast and crew, a behind-the-scenes featurette, the “My Liberty” music video by cast member Billy Morrison, and a photo gallery.”
 






Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pagan Festival Shout Out!



lakshmi-narasimhaToday is the Hindu celebration known as Holi-The Festival of Colors. The word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranya Kashipu, a demon king, who having defeated the Gods, proclaimed his supremacy over everyone else in the Universe. Hiranyakashipu's own son, Prahlada, was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. In spite of several threats from Hiranyakashipu, Prahlada continued offering prayers to Lord Vishnu. He was poisoned by Hiranyakashipu, but the poison turned to nectar in his mouth. He was ordered to be trampled by elephants yet remained unharmed. He was put in a room with hungry, poisonous snakes and survived. All of Hiranyakashipu's attempts to kill his son failed. Finally, he ordered young Prahlada to sit on a pyre in the lap of Holika, Hiranyakashipu's demoness sister, who also could not die because she had a boon preventing her from being burned by fire. Prahlada readily accepted his father's orders, and prayed to Lord Vishnu to keep him safe. When the fire started, everyone watched in amazement as Holika burnt to death, while Prahlada survived unharmed. The salvation of Prahlada and burning of Holika is celebrated as Holi. Thus Holi is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, kindness over cruelty.

Rituals of the ancient festival of Holi are religiously followed every year with care and enthusiasm.


Preparations
Days before the festival people start gathering wood for the lighting of the bonfire called Holika at the major crossroads of the city. This ensures that at the time of the actual celebration a huge pile of wood is collected.


Holika Dahan Celebrations
Then on the eve of Holi, Holika Dahan takes place. Effigy of Holika, the devil minded sister of demon King Hiranyakashyap is placed in the wood and burnt. For, Holika tried to kill Hiranyakashyap's son Prahlad, an ardent devotee of Lord Naarayana. The ritual symbolises the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of a true devotee.
Children also hurl abuses at Holika and pray pranks, as if they still try to chase away Dhundhi who once troubled little ones in the Kingdom of Prithu. Some people also take embers from the fire to their homes to rekindle their own domestic fires.


Play of Colors
Next day, is of course the main day of Holi celebrations. The day is called Dhuleti
and it is on this day that the actual play of colours take place. There is no tradition of holding puja and is meant for pure enjoyment.
The tradition of playing colours is particularly rampant in north India and even in that region, there can be no comparison to the Holi of Mathura and Vrindavan. In Maharashtra and Gujarat too Holi is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and fun.
People take extreme delight in spraying colour water on each other with pichkaris or pouring buckets and buckets of it. Singing Bollywood Holi numbers and dancing on the beat of dholak is also a part of the tradition. Amidst all this activity people relish gujiya, mathri, malpuas and other traditional Holi delicacies with great joy.
Drinks, specially thandai laced with bhang is also an intrinsic part of the Holi festivity. Bhang helps to further enhance the spirit of the occasion but if taken in excess it might dampen it also. So caution should be taken while consuming it.


Holi Celebrations in South India
In south India, however, people follow the tradition of worshiping Kaamadeva, the love god of Indian mythology. People have faith in the legend which speak about the great sacrifice of Kaamadeva when he shot his love arrow on Lord Shiva to break his meditation and evoke his interest in worldly affairs.
After, an eventful and funfilled day people become a little sober in the evening and greet friends and relatives by visiting them and exchange sweets. Holi special get togethers are also organised by various cultural organisations to generate harmony and brotherhood in the society.

International Trailer For The Wolverine 3D



wolverineCheck out the full international trailer for the Marvel flick The Wolverine. The return of the “bladed” mutant, played by lust worthy Hugh Jackman, hits theatres on July 26th (my birthday bitches!). The international trailer was released to entice UK audiences for the films release. Directed by James Mangold The Wolverine also stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima.

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.

DVD Cover Art And Trailer For House Guest



DVD-cover-600x865House Guest is directed by  Jake Jalbert, produced By Brian Jalbert , and written By Alex Vincent. The serial slasher style horror movie is expected to release this year and has shown the DVD cover art as well as giving horror fans the official trailer to check out. House Guest stars Alex Vincent, Brian Jalbert, Randall E. Speakman, Maylin Martinez Morera, Danielle Marcucci, Nick Canning and Kyle Marra.

A vicious murderer is on the loose and the entire city is on edge. It's the perfect evening to lock the doors and have a night at home with some friends. But what happens if one of the guests you've invited, is in fact the brutal killer that the city is fearing? House Guest is a tense thriller that locks you inside the doors of the Murphy home, where new relationships are formed, a Father and Son bond is tested, and a Brother and Sister struggle to stay alive.

Elizabeth Nixon Seeks To Expand On The Elizabeth Bathory Legend

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Elizabeth Nixon seeks to explore the life and legend that is Elizabeth Bathory. In her film written with Andrew Nixon, Elizabeth (the director) hopes to bring a new story alive of the woman considered to be the most prolific serial killer of all time. The film’s Kickstarter campaign will kick off on April 15th to fund the project.

In sixteenth century Hungary a woman, Anika, is in prison with an eccentric woman, Liza, who tells horrific tales of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory and her brutal torturing and killing of virgin girls before drinking and bathing in their blood. Realizing that they are to be Elizabeth’s next victims and that Liza is the only person she has now, Anika befriends her and opens up to her about her troubled past. They devise a plan to escape but they soon find out that neither is who the other thinks she is.

Three Intimidating Posters Released For You're Next



your nextThe horror film You're Next has been creating quite a buzz around the internet with it’s gripping and dark story of a family reunion sieged by a trio of masked psychotics. The film is directed by  Adam Wingard and stars Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, A.J. Bowen, Nicholas Tucci, Barbara Crampton. The film is due out Aug. 23rd 2013.

When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped...until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

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Trailer For Birdemic 2: The Resurrection



Birdemic-2-610x902It seems like it has taken awhile for the release of the this sequel Birdemic. In Birdemic 2: The Resurrection James Nguyen has Hollywood under attack by an avian terror. The film stars Whitney Moore, Alan Bagh, Patsy van Ettinger, and Rick Camp.

A flock of eagles and vultures wreak havoc amidst blossoming romance in Hollywood, California, leaving bloodshed and destruction wherever they hover. The story features original ‘Birdemic’ survivors Rod and Nathalie, who are joined by new friends – struggling filmmaker Bill, aspiring actress Gloria and several other Angelenos they encounter as they battle angry birds and a host of new enemies.

Trailer Released For Dead Eyes



dead eyesCheck out the trailer for Italian horror movie Dead Eyes. The film comes from EuroObscura and is being directed by Marco Buggio, Marco Magni. It stars Sveva Raimondi, Diego Riccobene, Paolo Riva and Orsetta Borghero. Currently in post production Dead Eyes has plans to be ready by May 2013 and is being considered the Italian response to such films as Rec and V/H/S. Five friends disappear while hiking on the mountains of North Italy near an ancient Templar site. The local police find a camera surrounded by human remains. This movie shows what the camera contains.The bodies of the missing persons have never been found. The police is still investigating.

During a visit to an abandoned town on the mountains in Italy, five friends bring back to light an ancient relic found nearby an old monastery. From that moment, the villagers of the ghost town come back to life to hunt them down. A blind priest will try to save their lives, but what are his real intentions? Who is watching them everywhere they go?

Teaser Poster For Beyond The Lost Coast Tapes



Beyond The Lost Coast TapesCheck out the teaser poster for the follow up to The Lost Coast Tapes. The film sets up a whole new vision of the legendary “wild man” known as Sasquatch. Actually other than the title use of the name Bigfoot I would venture to say that this is a totally different creature all together. One which combines native legends, spiritual and otherworldly implications as well as much more evolved purposeful being than the standard beast. I love the eye’s more reptilian design as opposed to the traditional “great ape” look commonly associated with the creature…

…Beyond The Lost Coast Tapes will not be a found-footage film as the first movie was, instead the sequel will take a more traditional approach.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nothing Says I Love You Like A Psychotic Crush



crushProving once again that love can be brutal is the teen thriller Crush. The film is directed by Malik Bader and stars Lucas Till, Crystal Reed, Sarah Bolger, Reid Ewing, Leigh Whannell and Caitriona Balfe. It comes out Blu-ray and DVD on April 9th, 2013.

From The Press Release

Millennium Entertainment proudly announces the DVD and Blu-ray release of CRUSH for April 9, 2013. The teen-thriller stars Lucas Till, Crystal Reed, Sarah Bolger, Reid Ewing, Leigh Whannell and Caitriona Balfe and will be available DVD at an SRP of $28.98 and Blu-ray at an SRP of $29.98.

High school heartthrob Scott has it all; good looks, popularity… and a secret admirer. But what starts out as a seemingly innocent crush soon turns deadly. Who’s responsible? Scott’s long time friend Jules, frustrated with their platonic relationship? Bess, a shy classmate, increasingly jealous of his friendship with Jules? Or Jeffrey, a bright outcast whose crush on Bess has lead him to become increasingly obsessive? One thing’s certain, time’s running out and Scott must uncover the psychotic stalker before it’s too late.



New Poster And Trailer For World War Z



wwz posterCheck out the new poster and trailer released for the zombie action film World War Z. The film is directed by Mark Forster and stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, David Morse, Eric West, Matthew Fox. It comes out on June 21st 2013.

As a zombie pandemic traverses the globe, United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) travels the world trying to find a way to stop the pandemic that is defeating armies and collapsing governments as they try to prevent social collapse. The film displays a very real modern day Malthusian catastrophe albeit with zombies.

Satanic Sundays! Six Flicks That Brought The Terror In 2001


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It is wet cold with a chance of snow on this Sunday. A perfect day of loathing and misery to celebrate a Satanic Sundays! Sunday. This Sunday I am going back to the early days of the 21st century when terror was in the air. The year of 2001! Instead of a burning bush we had a Bush burning his way through the world. A time when Christian oppression held a majority and ruled with the threat of a bad credit score for all. Anyway it was also a low period in horror. Save a few souls who felt the dark enough to express it’s horrors and terror through so-so movies-bad movies that often caused the audiences to cringe in torment. Here are a few of the luckier flicks of that year that punished us but also seemed to please us as well.

The Devil’s Backbone
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After Carlos, a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War, arrives at an ominous boy's orphanage he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. Directed by Guillermo del Toro. It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and General Franco's right-wing Nationalists are poised to defeat the left-wing Republican forces. A ten-year-old boy named Carlos, the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. The orphanage is run by a curt but considerate headmistress named Carmen and a kindly Professor Casares, both of whom are sympathetic to the doomed Republican cause. Despite their concern for him, and his gradual triumph over the usual schoolhouse bully, Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment. First of all, there was that initial encounter with the orphanage's nasty caretaker, Jacinto, who reacts even more violently when anyone is caught looking around a particular storage room the one with the deep well. Second, and more inexplicable, is the presence of a ghost, one of the former occupants of the orphanage named Santi.



Bones
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Over 20 years after his death by a gunshot, Jimmy Bones comes back as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his neighborhood. Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson and starring Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Michael T. Weiss and Bianca Lawson. The time is 1979. Jimmy Bones is respected and loved as the neighborhood protector. When he is betrayed and brutally murdered by a corrupt cop, Bones' elegant brownstone becomes his tomb, Twenty-two years later, the neighborhood has become a ghetto, and his home has turned into a Gothic ruin. Four teens renovate it as an after hours nightclub, unknowingly releasing Jimmy's tortured spirit. Its thrills and chills when blood spills when Jimmy's ghost sets about its frightful revenge, his killers unaware of the gruesome fate that awaits them. With each new victim, the terror mounts, and Bones' vengeance spins out of control, threatening everyone in his path, including his former lover, Pearl.



Dagon
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A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they should discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring. Directed by  Stuart Gordon the film is based on the work of H.P. Lovecraft. Dagon tells the story of Paul Marsh, a young man who discovers that the truth will not set him free instead it condemns him to a waking nightmare of unrelenting horror. A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca looking for help. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul finds himself pursued by the entire town. Running for his life, he uncovers Imboca's dark secret: that they pray to Dagon, a monstrous god of the sea. And Dagon's unholy offspring are freakish half-human creatures on the loose in Imboca.


The Covenant

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A group of college students break into an abandoned convent and become possessed by demonic spirits.Directed by Mike Mendez. Forty years ago a horrible tragedy occurred at a girls' boarding school, now, as part of a homecoming tradition, a group of college students break in every year to spray their school letters on the bell tower. When Mo (Perry) gets left behind, she becomes the victim of devil worshipers and demonic possession. Her friends return to find her, but then have to fight for their own lives.





Wendigo

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Directed by Larry Fessenden and starring Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Erik Per Sullivan and John Speredakos. George is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time away from the city, Jake, his wife Kim, and their son Miles head to upstate New York to take in the winter sights, though the drive up is hardly relaxing for any of them. George accidentally hits and severely injures a deer that ran onto the icy road; after George stops to inspect the damage, he's confronted by an angry local named Otis who flies into a rage, telling George that he and his fellow hunters had been tracking the deer for some time. An argument breaks out, which leaves George feeling deeply shaken. When George and Kim arrive at their cabin, they discover that it's next door to Otis' property, and they soon find that a dark and intimidating presence seems to have taken over the cottage. Since, when they stopped at a store en route to the cabin, a shopkeeper told Miles about the legend of the Wendigo, a beast from Indian folklore who is half-man, half-deer, and can change itself at will, the child begins to wonder if the creature might have something to do with his family's sudden misfortune.



Route 666

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Directed by William Wesley and starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Lori Petty, Steven Williams,Mercedes Colon, Alex McArthur  and L.Q. Jones. Smith, a mob informer hiding out with the Witness Protection Program, decides to make a break for it and hide out in the Arizona desert. The Feds catch up with him and rescue him just before a group of hitmen can manage to silence him for good. In the course of getting Smith away from the mafia thugs, the pair of agents assigned to protect him turn onto an abandoned stretch of highway nicknamed 'Route 666' after the mysterious death of a prison chain gang. As the three continue on their way, they soon discover just what happened to the chain gang, and how the highway earned its name.


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