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Saturday, April 20, 2013

New Clip From “Mr. Jones”



mr. jones[3]Check out this clip from the horror thriller “Mr. Jones”. Just who is Mr. Jones? And Why is he trying to bust in this couple’s front door? “Mr. Jones” is directed by Karl Mueller and stars stars Jon Foster, Sarah Jones, Mark Steger. The film is a journey into a nightmare that’s so real, even daylight brings no relief.

Scott and Penny just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art.  Their only neighbor for miles is a strange hermit who only comes out at night, under the shroud of darkness. He never acknowledges them, never speaks--never does anything except drag his strange, disturbing sculptures deep into the woods, night after night, without rest. As Scott and Penny get deeper into his world, they start to suspect that this man is actually an infamous, reclusive artist known only as "Mr. Jones," and they've stumbled across a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to document his bizarre existence.

Trailer Released For Low Budget Possession Flick “Victoria’s Exorcism”



victoria's exorcism"Victoria's Exorcism" is a story about a young girl and her family as they go through a horrifying reality while she becomes possessed by demonic forces. The film is directed by Garrett Benach and stars Tara Marie Kirk, Rollyn Stafford, Petra Boyd. From the trailer that has been released there are some obvious parallels to recent exorcism movies that have come out-mostly Abaddon. I fear he is this generation’s Pazuzu or Balial.

 Throughout the film we experience the ways a family deals with situations beyond their control and how they fight to overcome them. The story is filled with both intense emotion as well as a bone-tingling fear that will keep you at the edge of your seats. Only when the possession takes place does the family bond get stronger and the relationships between them get tested to their limits.



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My Review Of “Bad Kids Go To Hell” 2012



Bad_Kids_Go_to_Hell“Bad Kids Go To Hell” is Director Matthew Spradlin’s dark, twisted homage to 80’s teen movies, as only Americana contemporary film can. Co-written with Barry Wernick, the story follows a group of teens from the complete color wheel of personality mind-fucked. It is an obvious sinister retelling, or new vision, on Hughes “Breakfast Club” where teens personal, and social turmoil's are exposed and forced into resolution. Only in “Bad Kids Go To Hell” the forced realization comes at the hands of one hell of a twisted, sinister story. The plot follows this group of elitist offspring serving detention for, well-you know-being a teen with too much privilege, without supervision, just trying to deal with school and life shit! Cause hey, that shit is hard-we all have been there! The film stars Amanda Alch, Chanel Ryan, Marc Donato, Augie Duke, Roger Edwards, Ali Faulkner, Cameron Deane Stewart, Ben Browder and Judd Nelson.  The official plot goes like this:  Six prep school kids from Crestview Academy, home to the spoiled offspring of society's elite, find themselves stuck in detention on a frightfully dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their 8-hour detention, each of the six kids falls victim to a horrible "accident" until only one of them remains. I am not going into detail as to the depth of how or why they fall victim as to not give away any spoilers. Just my review and thoughts on the movie.

Everything about “Bad Kids Go To Hell” is almost perfect in it’s utilization of nostalgia it tries to capture, with all the tribute images and backdrops that so epically scream “John Hughes”. From the library, the character traits of the kids, (only more modern and less wholesome), who make up the cast, right down to the awesome Judd Nelson cameo as Head Master. The flaw (which is minor) is that it seemed to go hardcore in referencing the 80’s high school flick but sadly no real dialogue reverb from the movie, what - not one kid could have found a way to declare “I wanna be just like you. I figure all I need, is a lobotomy and some tights”. Okay, I know new decade , new social commentary. The film does have some very awesome quotable moments that I loved, my fave “I don’t worship the devil, I just promote him”. The cast where killer in their role and all had more than enough back story and depth of personality to bring the characters to life. I did want a bit more bravado, overt-expression from a couple of the characters. I thought they where more subdued than they should have been, but still the acting was stellar. Plus a hot cast can hardly ever go wrong.

The movie’s “spooky” element was a nice premise to keep the plot stimulated, (remember I am not giving any details away here), which seemed to put the kid’s paranoia in overdrive, and the ending twist was cool. Although it almost came off as lame, thank god it was the ending, and not revealed earlier or the film would have failed, much like “Cry Wolf”.  The effects and gore are there but not really allowed to be the focal point of the moment which is kind of a bummer but still it didn’t detract from the movie. “Bad Kids Go To Hell” is a fun, dark satire on High School life as well as basic social discourse that we all have to endure. Plus the subtext of how, based on generation gap and over extended lives, adults tend to view life and young people with a very distorted view outside of the reality that teens or young people in general experience (and vice versa). All in all this film is pretty excellent and a great addition for fans of 80’s throwbacks or contemporary American movies, although technically it isn’t a horror film it does have some pretty thrilling moments in true Draconian fashion. The real meat of the story lies with the way they reveal how each kid got sent into detention. The flashback is totally 90’s “here is how…” stylization. Plus for some reason I got an early Rodriquez vibe from the film.

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Psychotic Saturdays! Get Your 4/20 Freak On Bitches!


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Today is a special Psychotic Saturdays! Saturday. This day falls on the wondrous, magical day of 4/20! The time when dragons drift swiftly through the air as lullabies send waves of delight through the hearts, and souls of all the trippy boys and girls! So for this Psychotic Saturdays! post I am focusing on films that get a groove on while mystically luring you to the fright side of life.


1. Evil Bong 2006

Bbong_teaserposter“Evil Bong” is a horror/comedy film directed by Charles Band and stars David Weidoff, John Patrick Jordan, Mitch Eakins, Brian Lloyd, Tommy Chong, Kristyn Green and Michelle Mais as the voice of Evil Bong /Eebee.

Straight-laced nerd Alistair moves into a college dorm with hardcore marijuana users Brett, Larnell, and Bachman. Larnell orders an old giant bong that proves to have strange magical powers. When smoked said bong sends a person to a bizarre drugged-out alternate realm from which there is no easy escape.





2. The Tripper 2006

420“The Tripper” is a slasher film which was directed by David Arquette and stars Jaime King, Thomas Jane and Lukas Haas. The film is a homage to the exploitation films that follows a group of free-loving hippies who escape to a modern-day Woodstock for a weekend of debauchery, only to be stalked by a radical-minded psychopath dressed and talking like Ronald Reagan.

In the 80's, after seeing his father and lumberjack foreman being hit by a protestor against the deforesting and arrested by the police, the boy Gus kills the protestor with a chainsaw. In the present days, Samantha, who is traumatized after being abused by her former boyfriend Jimmy, travels with her pothead friends in a van to the American Free Love Festival, a rock-and-roll concert in the woods. Near the location, they are assaulted by three local hillbillies, but they succeed to arrive in the festival. Meanwhile, Mayor Hal Burton and Deputy Buzz Hall try to give a minimum of organization to the event. However, a deranged psychopath serial-killer wearing a mask of Ronald Reagan uses an ax to kill the pacific stoned hippies.





3. Bong Of The Dead 2011

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“Bong Of The Dead” was directed by Thomas Newman and stars Simone Bailly, Mark Wynn, Jy Harris, Vince Laxton and Barry Nerling.  When the world is taken over by flesh eating zombies, best friends Tommy and Edwin figure out a way to benefit from it by turning zombies into fertilizer for growing potent weed! There will be bud.





4. Hansel & Gretel Get Baked 2013

hgbakedDirected by Duane Journey, “Hansel & Gretel Get Baked” is a modern telling that is both dark and humorous. It stars Molly C. Quinn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Yancy Butler, Lochlyn Munro and Andrew James Allen. It is currently available as instant vid on Amazon because the DVD isn’t due out til June.

A brother and sister battle a witch who lures teenagers into her suburban home with her special blend of marijuana where she then proceeds to kill and eat them to maintain her youth and beauty.






5.  Killer Weed: The Movie 2009

killerweed“Killer Weed” was directed by Rhys Dyer and is a black comedy / new age zombie film in the tradition of 28 Days Later, but with a Slackers edge.

Trendy twenty-somethings Mackie and Ollie lead an unambitious life on the Isle of Man, passing their days smoking weed and resenting the local chavs. But when a crop of their homegrown marijuana turns the locals into zombies, their lives take a dramatic change of direction...



6. Toxic Zombies 1980

toxic-zombiesDirected by Charles McCrann “Toxic Zombies” is classic 80’s b-movie awesomeness which stars Charles McCrann, Beverly Shapiro, Dennis Helfend and Kevin Hanlon. The film is also known as Bloodeaters.

After drug crops are sprayed with a chemical by a passing airplane, the growers of the crop are poisoned by the chemical and turn into zombie-like mutants.






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Friday, April 19, 2013

Pagan Festival Shout Out!



lord ramaRam Navami (Devanāgarī: राम नवमी) also known as Sri Rama Navami (IAST SriRām-navamī) is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. Ram is the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu. Years later Lord Rama was married to Sita on the Vivaha Panchami. The sacred marriage of Devi Sita with Lord Rama was held on Margashirsha Shukla Panchami as per Valmiki Ramayana (This occasion is known as Seetha kalyanam). The Rama Navami festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.

In the epic Ramayana, Dasharatha, the Emperor from Ayodhya, had three wives named Kausalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi in the Treta Yuga, which follows the Satya Yuga and is succeeded by Dwapara Yuga. Their greatest worry was that they had no children, and so they had no heir to the throne in the Ikshvaku Kula or royal lineage of great, pious, wonderful Emperors. Rishi Vasistha suggests him to perform Puthra Kamesti Yagna, through which he can have a desired child. He also tells him to invite Maharshi Rishyasringa to perform this yagna for him. Emperor Dasharatha consents and heads to Maharshi Rishyasringa's ashram, to invite him. Maharshi agrees and accompanies Emperor Dasharatha to Ayodhya (Capital of Avadha) and performs the yagna. As the result of this yagna, Yagneshwara appears and provides Dasharatha a bowl of divine pudding (Kheer/Payasam) and requests him to give it to his wives. Dasharatha gives one half of the payasam to his elder wife Kausalya, and another half to his younger wife Kaikeyi. They both give half of their portions to Sumitra. After few days all three Queens conceive. On the ninth day (Navami) of Chaithra Masa (first month in Vedic calendar), at noon Kausalya gives birth to Rama, Kaikeyi gives birth to Bharata, and Sumitra to twin boys,Lakshmana and Shatrughna.

Some highlights of this day include
  • Kalyanam, a ceremonial wedding performed by temple priests
  • Panakam, a sweet drink prepared on this day with jaggery and pepper.
  • Procession of murtis in the evening, accompanied by playing with water and colours.

How can we all incorporate elements of Ram Navami into our day to honor this festival’s sentiment? Well light a candle, white because most weddings utilize the color. Give to a children’s charity and restrict your diet. This festival is big on fasting and strict diet allowance. Implement a raw , organic veggie diet- no meat or dairy. And of course it is known that meditation promotes mental and physical healing. Oh yeah and wear bright colors as a symbol of the beauty of nature and flowers.

My Review Of “Infected” 2013



the infected“Infected” is the standard virus related zombie flick of modern horror. The film is directed by Glenn Ciano who also wrote the story and screenplay for the movie. It deals with a father and son on a weekend retreat with loved ones at the precipice of a viral outbreak that results in aggressive flesh eaters. It stars Michael Madsen, William Forsythe, Tom DeNucci, Christy Romano and Kristi Lynn.

“Infected” is a standard outbreak-zombie story that manages to tell a pretty good, entertaining nightmare scenario despite the fact that it offers nothing new to the genre. The acting is acceptable, although some of the cast have the cred to warrant a much better performance than they gave to this film. The biggest and most exciting aspect of the film for me was the title sequence with hottie-Tom DeNucci given us total porn fantasy in the tool shop. Man I could have watched two hours of him doing that! All that was missing was the cold water splash down after working up such a sweat. That sequence followed by the climax portion of the film where we return back to that swooning moment of the story really pleased me – a lot! (yeah I know-total perv here!) Anyway this doesn’t negate the fact that the acting and story was pretty well written and directed by Ciano.

The film did have very basic stripped down special effects which at times fail the film but for the most part they work just fine-quite frankly I am just thankful that the movie didn’t rely totally on CGI! The character driven moments that are intended to build suspense and emotional investment for the viewer seems to fall flat at moments, coming across more as over-exaggerated. However for the most part the complete result of the films ability to hold my attention was executed. I never really found my thoughts wondering  and I never became bored with the story. It is a really decent zombie outbreak film that also does nothing to detract from the genre that may seem over stuffed with the undead at the moment. I enjoyed the film, the action, the zombies, all in all the film is one of the better zombie flicks. I really liked the more stripped down, organic approach to horror that this film used to tell this story. Plus as I stated earlier that beginning sequence and end was hot! Wish there would have been more of that and of Tom DeNucci sexually exploited in the main portion of the movie but hey – it is horror not porn.

Age Of Satan By James Lovegrove

eBook Worth Reading:

age_of_satan_250x384James Lovegrove’s Age Of Satan is now available for eRead at Amazon. Check it out here!

1968. Guy Lucas, son of a murdered British diplomat, is sent to an old-fashioned boarding school, where he is bullied and abused. A fellow student persuades him to perform a black mass and plead with Satan to intervene, with horrific consequences. For the next ten years, the shadow of Satan is cast across his life; he flees, across the sea and into obscurity, but tragedy follows him. eventually, he must confront the Devil, and learn the truth about himself...

The Crucifixion Experiments By Gord Rollo


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The new mystery/thriller novella from author Gord Rollo (The Jigsaw Man, Strange Magic, Valley of the Scarecrow, Crowley's Window) is coming this Tuesday, April 23rd to DarkRegions.com. The novella is described as  fast-paced and entertaining. To initially be available in a signed deluxe hardcover edition limited to twenty-six signed and numbered copies worldwide then as a Dark Regions Double trade paperback with The Blue Heron by Gene O'Neill.

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Jake Mercer’s life is spiraling out of control. As a criminal profiler and one of the senior homicide investigators in the Oakland Police Department, he’s spent the last twenty-five years getting into the heads of killers trying to understand the way they think. He’s the best at what he does but constantly playing in the minds of madmen carries a heavy price, leaving Jake an out of shape, alcoholic loner suspended from active duty.  
The murders have started.
Another serial killer is prowling the streets now, a lunatic who’s making a game of nailing retired Catholic priests to trees and bridges and hydro poles around the city. Torture and murder isn’t enough, they’re experimenting with the bodies to further whatever diabolical plan only they seem to know.
The experiments have begun.
Broken down or not, Lieutenant Mercer might be the only man who can catch this killer before the city starts to panic. Back on duty and trying his best to stay out of the bottle, Jake finds himself teamed up with two rookie detectives in what will be his most difficult case ever, and possibly his last...

Bold Modern Flick “An American Terror” Screening At LAFFF



AAT Fest Poster FINAL smallThe very bold and freshly edgy Indie film “An American Terror” will screen at L.A. Fear and Fantasy Film Festival on May 10th at the Banshee Theatre. The film takes the very Americana produced nightmare that seems to be an American phenomenon – Mass School Shootings. It will stimulate, irritate and exhilarate audiences and may be the breakout Indie flick of the season. Directed by  Haylar Garcia and starring Graham Emmons, Louise MacDonald, Joseph Abplanalp, Taylor Hulett, Brian Thompson, Nathan Green, “An American Terror” is a film I am eager to see. Check out the trailer below.

Three teen outcasts decide to trade their nameless and bullied existences for internet fame by exacting a sadistic template for the unthinkable, but in their search for the assault weapons to pull it off, they come upon something far darker than even their own gruesome plans.



To purchase tickets to the Los Angeles screening (which takes place on Friday, May 10, at 8 p.m. at Theatre Banshee, 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank 91505), go here.

First Ever Israeli Zombie Action Flick



cannon fodderCannon Fodder” is the first ever zombie action flick to come from Israel. The country has shown a more recent interest in the horror genre with some pretty killer flicks in the past few years.  Directed by Eitan Gafny, the film recently won Best Foreign Film Award the the Bare Bones Film Festival. Check out the trailer below.

Doron Geva, a security operative on the eve of his retirement, receives a simple mission - to bring to Israel a high ranking Hezbollah official. With an elite force, which he had never met, Doron enters Lebanon to complete his last mission. Soon he discovers that reality is not so simple, and that a new and unknown enemy is to be dealt with - and Hezbollah are the last thing on his mind. Doron has to deal with soldiers he does not trust, cooperation with enemy forces, a ticking clock in the form of extensive I.D.F attack and worst of all: a bloodthirsty enemy, cruel and bestial - that does not show mercy or reason. So who is really the cannon fodder here?

Teaser Released For Grindhouse Throwback “Homicycle”



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Check out the teaser trailer for Indie throwback “Homicycle”. The film pays homage to 80’s grindhouse road horror and is directed by Brett Kelly. Not much else is clear about the project just yet. Filming is slated to begin Spring 2013 which is now-finally! Not sure if the Northern folks are feeling it yet…Anyway I like the stripped-down, back-to-basics feel, and total retro that I get from the teaser!

A town is under siege by a gang of drug dealers when from seemingly out of nowhere, a mysterious man in black astride a motorcycle, begins targeting the junk peddlers for death!

Trailer Released For “Rockabilly Zombie Weekend”



Rockabilly-Zombie-WeekendCheck out the trailer for Jaime Velez Soto’s flick “Rockabilly Zombie Weekend”. The film stars Christina Bach, Daniel Baldock, Seth Petruzelli, J. LaRose, Randy Molnar, Melissa Gruver, Julie Moss, Michelle Elise, J. Benedict Larmore, Emily Cutting, Mark Chandler, Greg Neff, Jason Ripoll, Scott Singer and Mandaddy. The story takes place in Central Florida in a modern day setting. A young couple plans to have a rockabilly themed wedding out at the old farm, despite warnings of a West Nile Virus outbreak. Things go horribly wrong when the virus spawns zombie-creating mosquitoes, who are feeding on the wedding guests

Image Picks Up “Mischief Night”



mischief-nightImage Entertainment has picked up the North American rights to “Mischief Night”. The film, produced by Ruthless Pictures is based on a pitch by Jesse Baget and Eric D. Wilkinson. The film has entered the production phase and will be helmed by Director Richard Schenkman. “Mischief Night” tells the story of a terrifying home invasion on the eve of Halloween. Young Emily Walton (Noell Coet), who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since a car accident that took her mother’s life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder.

The cast includes veteran actor Daniel Hugh Kelly (Cujo, Someone To Watch Over Me, The Good Son), as well as Ally Walker (“Sons of Anarchy,” While You Were Sleeping, Universal Soldier), Noell Coet (Cowgirls n’ Angels, 5 Time Champion), Charlie O’Connell (Dude, Where’s My Car, Cruel Intentions, “Sliders”), Erica Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Anything Else), Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids, A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas), Stephanie Erb (The Ring, Starship Troopers) and Ian Bamberg (Second Time Around, Warrior Road).

Richard Schenkman states that “Mischief Night” is not the typical genre movie. “This is not a horror film,” he said. “While I enjoy pictures like Scream, I think this movie has more in common with high-tension, claustrophobic thrillers like The Strangers, the French movie Them, and even the classic Wait Until Dark. While there is violence in the film, my plan is to minimize the gore and keep the effects realistic, as opposed to the stylized mayhem we see in other pictures.”  Wilkinson agrees. “I think people forget that movies like John Carpenter’s Halloween have very little blood or gore in the film. Eventually, that franchise embraced the blood and guts, but the original was all about the suspense, and I applaud Richard’s ‘less is more’ approach.”

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Two Dexterlicious Minutes



Check out this two minute ‘Dexter’ clip that came with word of the series fate. The eighth season will most definitely be the final season!

dexterIn a special announcement this afternoon made directly to DEXTER’s 13 million fans on the show’s Facebook page, SHOWTIME confirmed that the upcoming eighth season of the groundbreaking series will be its final one. The announcement coincided with the release of an exclusive tease from the premiere of the series’ eighth and final season, which debuts on Sunday June 30th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. The series premiered on the network on October 1, 2006 and has grown its loyal audience every season since its debut. DEXTER was the recipient of the prestigious Peabody Award, as well as 25 Emmy® and 10 Golden Globe® Award nominations, and was twice named one of AFI’s top ten television series.

"When it debuted in 2006, DEXTER redefined the genre, by taking the anti-hero to new heights and pushing the boundaries of the television landscape," said Matthew C. Blank, Chairman  and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc. " DEXTER paved the way for the next generation of award-winning hit SHOWTIME series, and its cultural impact will be felt for years to come."

"DEXTER is a landmark franchise for our network, and we cannot wait to unveil the conclusion of this series, as we know it, to the millions of passionate fans who have supported the show season after season," said David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc. "We'd like to thank Michael, Jennifer, andDEXTER 's indomitable cast, executive producers, writers and crew for eight incredible seasons."

The exclusive tease from DEXTER 's eighth and final season premiere gives fans a sneak peek into the mindset of Dexter and Debra Morgan after LaGuerta’s death in season seven.
 





Release Details For “Hayride”



hayrideTerron R. Parsons’ “Hayride” hits DVD and Redbox this May. Midnight Releasing will take you to the deep south for a tale of terror on May 7th 2013, along with a Redbox release. Filmed in Southern Alabama, “Hayride” is loosely based on a childhood experience of the director whose family would hold an annual Haunted hayride attraction. The film stars  Sherri Eakin, Jeremy Ivy and Richard Tyson. The story follows a college kid who returns home and is forced to deal with a real life horror as an escaped killer takes refuge in the family’s haunted hayride attraction.

Steven Summers returns home to southern Alabama from college with his girlfriend, Amanda, to attend his uncle's annual Haunted Hayride. Unaware that an escaped killer is on the loose, Steven will soon face the real life embodiment of PITCHFORK, a character his uncle created for the Hayride and Steven's childhood tormentor. Steven will soon realize that not all childhood fears are imagined when the legend of Pitchfork suddenly becomes dangerously real...

Cover Design For Christopher Rice’s The Heavens Rise




heavensriseThe cover design for Christopher Rice’s The Heavens Rise has been released. The book comes out October 15th which is the same day, mother’s -famed writer Anne Rice –  sequel to The Wolf Gift comes out. That book has been titled The Wolves of Midwinter.

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice returns to New Orleans in this supernatural novel featuring a group of teenagers who find themselves with mysterious and dangerous powers.

Deep in the swamps outside of New Orleans, Niquette Delongpre and her family uncover a well on their property—a well that has roots all the way down into the soils of the Mississippi River. A well that brings ancient things to the surface—things that should have stayed buried.

When Niquette is exposed to a small parasite, it triggers in her mysterious and dangerous powers. As she tries to come to grips with these new abilities and what they might mean for her future, she realizes that she is not alone. Someone else, someone who was exposed to the same mysterious parasite during a clandestine visit to the swamp Niquette would rather keep secret, also is discovering his new talents, and he’s not as nice as she is...

Excerpt:
"My name is Niquette Delongpre and on the night before my mother’s forty-seventh birthday, my entire family vanished without a trace. Everyone assumed the swamp swallowed them. They were wrong. The real story begins weeks earlier, in the very soil of the place we called Elysium, which means 'final resting place for the heroic and virtuous.' An ironic name, given that the secret unearthed there has the potential to change the course of human history."


Trailer For ‘Zombieland’ Series Released


Zombieland-The-Series-logo-2‘Zombieland: The Series’ pilot episode is available to watch FREE through Amazon Prime for 30 days, starting Friday. After that you  must be a subscriber to Amazon Prime to watch. If you watch the pilot and are given an opportunity to vote, please do so. There are a total of eight pilots fighting for a spot in the Amazon TV line-up programming.

 ‘Zombieland: The Series’ is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Joe Schmo Show), and producer Gavin Polone (Gilmore Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) is directing the pilot.

The part of Tallahassee will be played by Kirk Ward (The Island), Maiara Walsh (“Desperate Housewives,” “Switched at Birth”) is cast as Wichita, Tyler Ross (Milkshake) will play Columbus, and Izabela Vidovic has the role of Little Rock. “Zombieland will strive to break the rules—action, adventure, thrills, chills and laughs and all packed into a half hour format,” said creator Paul Wernick. “This is not your average show, but Amazon is not your average network.”


 
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“Dead Mine” Release Date



dead mineSteven Sheil’s “Dead Mine” is getting a DVD & Blu-ray release on May 28th. The film stars oe Taslim, Sam Hazeldine, and Miki Mizuno. XLRator Media will be giving a new packaged look for the Western release of the film. “Dead Mine” is HBO Asia’s first original production and was released in the Pan-Asian market at the end of last year in Singapore, followed by Philippines before a January release in Indonesia. I haven’t seen much of on this movie but CGI aside it has peaked my interest a bit.

A rich amateur treasure hunter assembles an expert group to investigate a possible location for the legendary Yamashita’s Gold – lost treasure looted from across Asia by Japanese forces during World War 2. Venturing deep into the jungles of a remote Indonesian island, the group finds itself under attack and forced into an apparently abandoned mine, only to become trapped underground in a Japanese Imperial Army bunker. They quickly realize that they are not alone, and face a desperate struggle to escape, or fight to the death.

Trailer Released For “Crypt”



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Check out the trailer for Mark Murphy’s “Crypt”. The upcoming horror flick tells two interconnecting stories played out in parallel, intersecting with each other. The first story follows five twenty-somethings who, on the hunt for some excitement, break into an abandoned church/convent only to become the victims of the horrors that lurk within. The second story follows the church’s investigation into the tragic “accident” that resulted in the deaths of the group that broke into the church.

The movie stars Nicola Posener, Mark Harris, Peter Woodward, Natalie Stone, and Lucy Drive. The British Indie flick is due out this sometime later this year and blends classic supernatural horror with a modern found footage twist.

“Alyce Kills” Release Date Announced



alyce killsThe black Indie film that hints at comedy (only mildly), and packs a seriously deadly punch, called “Alyce Kills” has finally been given a release date. The film will hit select theatres on May 24th 2013 following a VOD release on May 21st in partnership with Tribeca Films. Directed by Jay Lee “Alyce Kills” stars Tamara Feldman (HATCHET, “GOSSIP GIRL”), James Duval (DONNIE DARKO, DOOM GENERATION), Eddie Rouse (PANDORUM, UNDERTOW), Larry Cedar (THE CRAZIES), Yorgo Constantine (FAST FIVE), Megan Gallagher (“MILLENIUM”), Rena Owen (ONCE WE WERE WARRIORS), Tracey Walter (REPO MAN, BATMAN), Bret Roberts (MAY, NIGHTSTALKER), and Jade Dornfeld.

The story follows two best friends, reconnecting after a small period of "too close for comfort" in their relationship. However, after accidentally pushing best friend Carroll off the roof of a building, Alyce finds her world crumbling fast. It isn't long until she spirals into a reality of darkness, filled with drugs, reckless sex and homicidal impulses. The film is a dark satire, and utter gorefest, as viewed through Alyce's perspective.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

“R.I.P.D.” Trailer Brings The Mayhem



RIPDThe trailer has released for the supernatural action movie “R.I.P.D.”, a film based on the graphic novel series by Peter M. Lenkov. The film stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges and is directed by Robert Schwentke. The film hits theatres this summer. I have to say based on the trailer I am super stoked for this film. I mean Bridges as a hot bodied blonde chick is all kinds of delicious and wrong! The action is standard high impact production CGI but with sci-fi and fantasy flicks which heavy action it is more than warranted. I am feeling a M.I.B vs Hellboy vibe from the trailer.

A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

Poster Released For “300: Rise Of An Empire” Plus First Look Images


300I tingle hotness! Check out the first poster for the follow up epic mythical flick “300”. Coming August 2nd is “300: Rise Of An Empire” directed by Noam Murro. The film stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Igal Naor, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell and Andrew Tiernan. Also take a gander at the first look images from the movie below.

The next chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. “300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy.


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Official Poster Released For “R.I.P.D.”



RIPD-Poster-Updated - Copy“R.I.P.D.” is a film adaptation of the graphic novel series and features Ryan Reynolds along with Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Marisa Miller. The movie is directed by Peter Schwentke and hits theatres July 19th. Check out the digital version of the movie poster that was revealed at this years CinemaCon below.

A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

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“Beware The Night” Movie Adaptation Details



Beware-The-Night-Book-The movie adaptation of supernatural thriller “Beware The Night” has given word on it’s leading cast members and other details. Screen Gems has named Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Olivia Munn to star in the film that reunites Clint Culpepper’s Sony-based company with The Exorcism Of Emily Rose duo of Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman. Scott Derrickson while set as director for the thriller. Filming is slated to begin on May 10th.

A New York police investigates cases of demon possessions, exorcisms and werewolves. The books plot (which I am sure the film will try to hold true to) :  A sixteen-year NYPD veteran, Ralph Sarchie works out of the 46th Precinct in New York's south Bronx. But it is his other job that he calls "the Work": investigating cases of demonic possession and assisting in the exorcisms of humanity's most ancient--and most dangerous--foes. Now he discloses for the first time his investigation into incredible true crimes an inhuman evil that were never explained, solved, or understood except by Sarchie and his partner. Schooled in the rituals of exorcism, and an eyewitness to the reality of demonic possession, Ralph Sarchie has documented a riveting chronicle of the inexplicable that gives a new shape to the shadows in the dark.

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New Promo Artwork For “No One Lives”



no one lives - CopyCheck out the latest promotional artwork for the thriller “No One Lives”. The psychological horror flick stars Luke Evans and hits limited release on May 10th 2013.  The film also stars Adelaide Clemens, Derek Magyar, Beau Knapp, America Olivo, Lee Tergesen, Lindsey Shaw and Laura Ramsey.

Directed by Ryuhei Kitamura the plot follows A ruthless criminal gang that takes a young couple hostage, and lays low in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere.  When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.



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Teaser Poster For “Where The Devil Hides”



where-the-devil-hides - CopyDirected by Christian E. Christiansen, “Where The Devil Hides” tells the story of the small village of New Bethlehem. It is a community deeply devout, and kept under the tight reins of the town's vigilant Elders. A strange occurrence takes place that sees six girls born on the same day to different mothers. Perhaps a coincidence or, as most believe, a chilling omen of something yet to come. Now, on the eve of their 18th birthday, the young women are mysteriously disappearing one by one and feared dead. Terror has overtaken this quiet community. Could this be the work of a serial killer, one of the village elders, or an horrific prophecy come true, born of the supernatural?

“Where The Devil Hides” stars Jennifer Carpenter, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Rufus Sewell, Thomas McDonell, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes, Colm Meaney, Stacey Edwards and Ric Reitz. And at this point in my watching Jennifer’s work I have to think she has a dark fetish for twisted shit (which I find an awesome thought) or she is truly a major horror buff! Demonic possessions, Serial Killers and the Devil have filled a lot of her psyche and resume. That’s hot as Hell! (In a completely platonic way of course-like hey gurrrl- you rock!) Anyway the film comes out this October in theatres, the 11th to be exact. So I for one can not wait! The poster was revealed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

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“Detention Of The Dead” Finally Gets Release Date



detentionofdeadIt seems like forever since “Detention Of The Dead” first showed at festivals. Actually it was a year ago that the film first showed in the U.S. and now finally we have a release date for the horror comedy. The film will hit limited theatrical release on June 29th. The film stars Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon, Max Adler and is directed by Alex Craig.

Comedy and horror unite in this “The Breakfast Club meets Shaun of the Dead” tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is high school after all.

New Red Band Trailer For “Hemlock Grove” Series

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Check out the new red band trailer for Eli Roth’s “Hemlock Grove”. Although opinions are mixed about the series, I for one am eager to see this show. It has three things that I fucking love! Sex, Drugs and Monsters! The show is set to release all episodes on April 19th on Netflix. It is the only reason I joined the cult ( I mean site). “Hemlock Grove” stars stars Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, and Penelope Mitchell.


 Hemlock Grove is a riveting one-hour murder mystery that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town. When 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell is brutally murdered, any of Hemlock’s peculiar inhabitants – or killer creatures – could be suspects. Through the investigation the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing nothing is what it seems. Beautiful, terrifying, and graphic, “Hemlock Grove” is unlike anything else in its genre.

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