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Saturday, August 31, 2013

“Bloody Homecoming” DVD Release Details And Trailer



bloody homecoming posterThe horror film “Bloody Homecoming” hits DVD and VOD September 24th 2013. The film is directed by Brian C. Weed  and the release was announced by Image Entertainment. “Bloody Homecoming” stars Jim Tavare, Rae Latt, Lexi Giovagnoli, Grainne McDermott, Alex Dobrenko, Randi Lamey, Jesse Ferraro, Branden Roth, Taryn Cervarich, Elizabeth Bigger, Shaleen Cholera and Steve Earnest. Check out the trailer for the nightmare flick below.

It’s Homecoming night in the sleepy town of Winston as a gaggle of freshmen friends excitedly approach their first big dance at Winston High, only to be refused entry by a trio of jerky senior jocks. The group decides to throw their own party in the school theater, but when Annie’s egomaniacal date Billy threatens her, the ensuing fight results in a accident that leaves young Billy dead.

Three years later, the faculty of Winston High finally decides to bring Homecoming Night back for the school, and Annie and her former friends—now seniors—are all anxious about it's return, hoping they can forget the past and start anew.

But someone out there intends to make sure they never forget.

As darkness falls on Homecoming Night, the senior friends find themselves visited by a deadly force from their past in the dark halls of their high school. In the tradition of “Prom Night”, “The House on Sorority Row” and “My Bloody Valentine”, “Bloody Homecoming” is a fun, old school throwback to the slasher classics of the 80’s that promises to deliver a bloody good time.



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Trailer Released For Sci-fi Film “Scavengers”



scavengersA trailer has been released in anticipation of sci-fi thriller “Scavengers”. The trailer was released along with details of the film’s street date. Image Entertainment announces the release of the adrenaline-fuelled, sci-fi thriller, Scavengers, starring Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Roark Critchlow (V), and Jeremy London (Party of Five) and directed by Travis Zariwny. Scavengers will be available VOD and on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on September 3, 2013.

The starship Revelator's crew of deep space scavengers have just discovered something…an alien artifact of mysterious, unimaginable power capable of threatening the balance of the known universe. Fiercely pursued by a rival crew of mercenary killers, who know what the life-altering device can do, the crew fights to protect not only the artifact's missing pieces, but find themselves battling for their lives and the very future of the universe itself.

Crowd Funding Campaign For “Love’s A Loaded Gun”



love's a loaded gunA crowd funding campaign as been started for the short film “Love’s A Loaded Gun”. The film comes from indie horror host and filmmaker Scarlet Fry a.k.a. Walter Ruether. It is scheduled to be a part of a new anthology to be released with Chemical Burn Entertainment and it will feature over 20 upcoming Indie horror directors. The short film tells the horror that unfolds as two love triangles collide. Check out the campaign site to find out all the cool perks and to learn more about this indie project.

New Images From Indie Action-Horror “Velvet Vengeance”



velvet vengeanceposterJeremy Campbell’s “Velvet Vengeance” is a modern blend of grindhouse, thriller, and neo-western styles in a new re-emerging subgenre known as action-horror. The subgenre builds upon the action thriller atmosphere while holding on to it’s grindhouse roots but with more graphic bloodiness that is usually associated with horror. “Velvet Vengeance” is a mixture of all that and even throws in two horror elements for an even added boost-the slasher shadow figure and the psycho crazy family. Once in an interview with me Campbell mentioned that it was a modern vision equivalent to that of the 80’s action-horror-comedy “Big Trouble In Little China”, as far as volume of story aspects that collide. Although “Velvet Vengeance” will take a more somber and serious, ass-kicking approach.

“Velvet Vengeance” is a film that I have followed for a while, since the short film was released. That film went on to win awards before Jeremy Campbell decided to take the story and twist it into this new unique feature adaptation. I consider it to be more neo-western meets grindhouse. But labels really don’t describe what all this feature will entail. I am working on an interview with Jeremy Campbell about the progress of “Velvet Vengeance” and some other interesting news-that interview to come shortly.

 “Velvet Vengeance” holds its premiere on October 19th at DOA Bloodbath Film Festival so it will be nice to get a feel of where the film is at, and what can be expected for horror fans. Meanwhile, check out these cool production stills from the film that was posted on the movie’s Facebook Page. Also hit the highlighted names to go to interviews with several of the movie’s cast members. Lindsay Norman, Paula Marcenaro Solinger and Dani Bliss Gavit.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

My Review Of “Watch This” 2013



watchthis“Watch This” is an indie horror short anthology from Concept Media. The collection of low budget short films in this anthology explore contemporary themes that build on very modern urban lore. The serial killer roaming the land, random acts of violence for the thrill of killing, and of course the numb kids seeking excitement through the occult. These are all very modern mythos that are weaved into today’s horror and urban legend. Hell it is themes that roam through my mind, and are in heavy rotation on my DVD player, so it is nice to see fresh stories that add to those nightmares like the collection within “Watch This”. The total time is a bit over 53 minutes and contains four creative tales and a nice simple  wrap-around.

“Watch This” starts off with “Woodford County”. It is a simple low budget short that offers fast paced kills as a killer runs amuck in a rural community. No one is safe. The dialog is simple and does not weigh down the plot with a bunch of unnecessary depth. The plot moves quickly and for the most part it is a simple ‘set-em-up-knock-em-down’ situation. Plus it ends with a “to be continued” so chances are the story will be revisited later…

“The Way Of The Buffalo” is a darker more somber short that stays within the serial killer theme. However there is no comic relief and the story is told more as footage and evidence after the fact. This creates a more realistic, grittier atmosphere that is quite chilling. The more serious nature of this short really amped up the chills. It felt like watching a crime in action. I liked that aspect of the film.

The third short brings back a more satirical lighter atmosphere with a tongue-in-cheek exploration of the Ladies night.  That is the title of this short film, “Ladies Nite”. It is a twisted tale of three friends out to enjoy the night and meet some guys. Unfortunately for the guys sex is not the first thing on these ladies’ mind. The story is fun, fast and even throws in some graphic gore scene below the belt. This one was very entertaining and the ladies actually out shine the guys with the acting.

Finally “Watch This” ends with a cool little black magic short titled “Summon” . It pulls us back to the darker, more serious tone with girlfriends summoning a demon to set them free from their mortal coil. Considering the low budget nature this short was creative, visually appealing and had some nice special effect make-up. The story was hauntingly gothic with a more foreboding tone, keeping the story chilling and creepy. I think this one was my favorite of the collection and even it ended with a “to be continued” which I really hope means it will be revisited later.

Over all “Watch This” is a nice low budget anthology short film that is entertaining to watch. The quality isn’t outstanding but the cinematography and creative quality was done very well. I am a fan of the studios that put this anthology together because they offer some cool, modern low budget indie horror stories and “Watch This” is just proof that they are truly passionate horror fans and filmmakers. Even though I haven't always given them great reviews in the past. “Woodford County” seemed a bit wild and almost random, but the rest of the shorts in here are pretty well thought out, and nicely executed stories. I think any indie low budget horror fan will enjoy this anthology series.

New British Anthology “The Landlady” Crowd Funding Ongoing



landladygifThe crowd funding campaign for the indie British horror anthology “The Landlady” is still ongoing over at Indiegogo. The project brings together Rory O'Donnell and Jason Read in order to take horror fans back to those classic days of Hammer Horror and Tales Of The Crypt with a short anthology series of four stories in the 'portmanteau' tradition. Fusing together the atmosphere and chilling suspense of a more romantic telling of the macabre with robust characters, gothic stories and imaginative vision, “The Landlady” is a departure from the contemporary themes of zombie satire, slice’n’dice killer thrillers.

Rory O'Donnell and Jason Read are both seasoned filmmakers. Rory's last short film 'AutoDrive', funded through IndieGoGo, has played from Cannes to California, and he works on his projects between running the film training courses for the Raindance Film Festival. Jason has been a director on commercial and music videos for the last ten years and is also a professional musician/composer.

In “The Landlady” anthology tenants rent out a room with only four simple rules that they must abide by. This is a horror anthology so obviously the renters break some rules and pay dearly for it. It does sound like a very interesting project and with filming beginning now at the end of August and finishing in time for Halloween it will be cool to see how this little project turns out. I will be looking out for “The Landlady”, will you?

Image Releases Trailer For “Shiver”



shiverImage Entertainment has released a 2013 trailer for slasher horror “Shiver”. The film will see an October 8th release on DVD. “Shiver” is directed by Julian Richards and stars Danielle Harris, John Jarratt, Casper Van Dien, Rae Dawn Chong, Valerie Harper and Brad Harris. Check out the trailer below.

Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.

“The Hunted” Poster Boasts Big Biting Fear For Audiences

The poster has been released for thriller “The Hunted” and it claims some big thrills. The film’s tagline is: “ Will Do To The Woods What Jaws Did To The Oceans”. That puts some pretty epic pressure on the film to produce such a massive bite of fear for audiences. I so hope it proves an accurate declaration. “Jaws” did prevent me from venturing beyond my knees in the ocean on holidays, so it would be cool to see a film that made me fear the woods, especially since I am soon to be surrounded by forest as I move into the Appalachian mountains. “The Hunted” is directed by Josh Stewart.

In an attempt to land their own TV show, Jake (Josh Stewart) and Stevie (Ronnie Gene Blevins) head to the dense, secluded mountains of West Virginia. Equipped with only their bow and cameras, they have three days to kill a monster buck big enough to grab the attention of a TV network. Once they find the massive animal, they look to strike fast. But as the sun sets, they realize they're not alone. A supernatural force appears to be lurking in the vacant woods... and now they're the ones being hunted.

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Poster Released For Sci-Fi Film “The Machine”

Check out the ominous poster that has been released for sci-fi thriller “The Machine”. The ‘robopocalypse’ dystopian styled vision of man’s future destruction comes is directed by  Caradog W. James and stars Caity Lotz, Toby Stephens, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine, Lee Nicholas Harris.

The is  world plunged into another cold war. Two computer programmers designing the new AI software fall in love as they create the first ever piece of self-aware technology, which is designed to help humanity. But things go wrong when the MoD steal their breakthrough and teach it to become a robotic weapon. And the end of the projects completion things go awry with catastrophic results. 

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New One Sheet For “Young, High And Dead” Released

A new one sheet has been released for the Indie film “Young, High And Dead” ahead of it’s UK release on September Friday the 13th. The Indie horror is directed by Jonathan Brady, Luke Brady, Daniel Fenton, Thabo Mhlatshwa and stars Hannah Tointon, Louisa Lytton, Philip Barantini, Matthew Stathers, Nigel Boyle, David Partridge, Su Elliott. Also check out the trailer for the film below as well.

“Young, High And Dead” is the story of a camping trip that goes horribly bad when a group of friends pitch up next the grave of a local missing child.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First Poster Released For “The Sacrament”

Check out the first poster for Ti West’s cult horror “The Sacrament”. The film is inspired by the very real nightmare world of Jonestown and it’s founder Jim Jones. In this fictional story three journalists visit a relative who lives on a commune controlled by the spiritual leader Gene Jones. The film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival next week but there is no official release date set for film as of yet. “The Sacrament” stars Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil.

As far as the inspiration that lead Ti West to create the horrors of Eden Parish, he had this to say to Entertainment Weekly; “Jonestown is something that I’ve always been really fascinated by, because I don’t think a lot of people understand it,” says West, who wrote, directed, edited, and produced the movie. “The people who killed themselves were not mindless cult people in robes acting like brainwashed monsters. I wanted to depict a cult that wasn’t full of psychos. They are people that you’re like, ‘Well, I don’t want to live there, but I understand why they do. And let them do whatever they want.’ Of course, things go wrong, but I think that that understanding of the mentality is very important and I think it’s overlooked in most movies, especially horror movies, because everyone wants to get to the crazy sh-t.”

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Season Two Poster Released For ‘Arrow’

I am a huge CW fan and ‘Arrow’ is one of the many reasons why. I followed the first season religiously, even live tweeted during the episodes. So I am super amp’d about what is in store for the cast in season 2. Especially with young hottie Colton Haynes on the show (I was devastated over his characters absence on ‘Teen Wolf’ he is now posthumously mentioned as an American werewolf in London!) Check out the new poster promoting season 2 of ‘Arrow’ below. The show returns on CW October 9th-how hot is Stephen Amell in leather!!!)

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Trailer Released For Eddy Salazars Thriller “The Insomniac”



theinsomniac“The Insomniac” is a new thriller from actor and author Eddy Salazar inspired by a real life home invasion incident. Co-written with Peter Kenneth Jones, the film is directed by Monty Miranda. It stars Eddy Salazar, Clare Grant, Danny Trejo, John Heard, Keith Szarabajka, Brett DelBuono, Spencer Berger, Alimi Ballard, Stan Harrington, Dante Swain, Amy Jo Traicoff, Romina, Sarah Elizabeth Johnston, Patrick Koffel, Adriana Barrera and Steve Agee. The film is an award winning Indie flick expected to be released later this year-2013 and was produced by Romina, JJ Rogers, and Gil Medina for Welcome Home Productions.

After someone breaks into John Figg's home and takes all of his material and sentimental possessions, he develops a severe case of insomnia and learns that the people around him are not as trustworthy as they appear to be.

Teaser Trailer Released For Horror Film “New Blood Rising”


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The first teaser trailer has been released for Chad Zuver’s “New Blood Rising”. The vampire thriller stars Dana Furlong, Kayla Elizabeth,Lee Godwin, Vanessa Leonard, Thomas Sloan. The plot is about the last three vampires in the world trying to survive. They are the last of their family. They come into a small town looking for someone with pure blood to raise the next army of vampires. The girl who they are after, her neighbors are vampire hunters posing as normal people. Who have a history with the family. Their lone goal is to protect the girl with their lives. The indiegogo campaign is still ongoing so check it out. Watch the teaser trailer below.


Ryan Buell Teases Paranormal Research Society’s Return To Television



paranormal-stateIt is hard to believe that it has been two years since the last new episodes of ‘Paranormal State’ aired on A&E. The show was one of the few reality shows that I watched. It is also the one show that increased my interest in ghosts, paranormal materials and ghost tech as more than mere fodder for a spooky movie. I have since tried watching other paranormal ghost hunting shows to try an fill that void left by the departure of ‘Paranormal State’ but alas non have quite lived up to the thrills I got from Ryan Buell and is scooby gang of researchers. Well that may all be changing as Buell released a lengthy statement that suggests he and his crew in some form will be returning to our television sets in the near future. Most already know that Ryan Buell had to take some time off to deal with personal health issues so it is rejoice-worthy that word has come out from him personally that he has everything in check and eager to get back on the tele! Read his statement below.

Hey guys, I posted this via Twitter but thought I’d share here…
You know, it’s been two years since our last “new” episode of PS. And as you also know, I’ve had to take quite a lot of time off the past year-and-a-half. I haven’t been in a place, health-wise, where I could even consider returning to TV or doing any major projects until now. I spent some time this summer taking meetings in LA and in NYC to see if there was any interest in me returning to TV, and to my surprise, there was/is a ton of interest. Most of them said the same thing, “we’re ready to work with you, just keep focusing on your health and getting better, we are here, ready when you are.”

I asked you guys, back in May and July, how you felt about me/PRS returning to TV, and literally HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of you responded. Some of you may say, “well duh, what did u expect us to say? No?” To he honest, I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve had to drop the things I was most passionate about in order to focus on my health. And two years is a long time. Perhaps there wouldn’t be any interest. But I’ve been told by many, from old producers to agents, that our show, “Paranormal State,” continues to do well in reruns. And our fan numbers keep growing. You want to know how I feel? I feel blessed. And sometimes, I feel I don’t deserve it. You guys have been so supportive, through the ups and downs. And health-wise, it’s true that I still have a long battle ahead, despite the battles I’ve won against this disease. But what’s the point of living & fighting if you have nothing to LIVE for? Whether I ultimately like it or not, paranormal investigation is my life’s work. I was doing it before a show and I’ll keep doing it, with or without a show. PS is genuine because we really care about the work. And so, when it comes to returning to TV, I also wanted to make sure I had a good reason for doing so. And it needs to be the right time. Right now is that time. It’s as good as it will ever be. And I want to do it again, because I’m older, (arguably) wiser and have more to offer, hopefully. We changed the world once already, and we can do it again. To come back with something different & once again groundbreaking!

Other things are different also. We’re building a new team, we have new goals and resources that I’ve kept very close to the chest, that only Serg, Eilfie and Chris know about, because we wanted to wait for the right time. So, I am ready to return and I’ve made the decision to once again be open to having a TV crew document our/my lives and our search for the unknown. So, where are we with that? Well, I’ve been dropping some hints here and there. If you’re attentive, you’ll be able to piece the clues together. Bottom line is, we’re about to make a come back. And I have faith that you all will love what we are developing. B/C that’s just as important to me. So there you have it. Yes, we are making the jump to return to TV. And soon I’ll finally be able to reveal more than just a tease!

My suggestion? Dust off those DVD’s, keep watching our Twitters, website & Facebook for info and most of all: get ready!
(source: Horror Society)





Pagan Festival Shout Out: Krishna Janmashtami



JanmashtamiAlthough Hinduism is a well established old religion that is still going strong and only considered a pagan religion by Christians I have incorporated some of the Hindu gods and beliefs into my own version of pagan spirituality. So I am sending celebratory cheers to Krishna today. The Krishna Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu  on August 28th.

The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapada (August–September; However, in both traditions it is the same day. So, we have works like Vishnudharmottara Purana saying Krishna Ashtami is in the Bhadrapada month and Skanda Purana stating that it falls in the month of Shravana) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of Krishna, are a special feature in regions of Mathura and Vrindavan, and regions following Vaishnavism in Manipur. While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days, the Dahi Handicelebrate God's playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami.

Hindus celebrate Janmashtami by fasting and staying up until midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. Images of Krishna's infancy are placed in swings and cradles in temples and homes. At midnight, devotees gather around for devotional songs, dance and exchange gifts. Some temples also conduct reading of the Hindu religious scripture Bhagavad Gita.

NBC Looks To Create ‘Outbreak’ Series




outbreak gifWord has come out that NBC is looking to create a new drama series based on the 1995 hit virus thriller ‘Outbreak’. The network has given a pilot production commitment to Outbreak, an hour long series. Co-written by Wells and Orman, the ‘Outbreak’ series is described as a medical thriller that follows an ensemble of characters as they race to contain a lethal virus before it becomes a global pandemic.

Trailer Released For American Remake “We Are What We Are”



We_Are_What_We_Are-699216159-largeAn official trailer has been released for the American remake of modern cult film “We Are What We Are”. I haven mentioned many a time my dislike for redo’s of recent films for American audiences. Especially when the original is such a powerful artist story in it’s original incarnation. I say enjoy with the subtitled and intended atmosphere. It makes us cultured. Anyway very few redo’s live up to the original but based on the trailer for Jim Mickle’s vision of the 2010 original it looks as though this film will be one of those few exceptions to the rule.

“We Are What We Are” stars Kelly McGillis, Ambyr Childers, Odeya Rush, Wyatt Russell and is due out on September 27th in a limited theatrical release. Check out the trailer below.

A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. The most important task that the girls face is putting meat on the table— but not the kind that can be found at the local supermarket. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.

Trailer Released For Zack Parker’s “Proxy”



roxygifThe first trailer has been released Zack Parker’s “Proxy”. The film is making it’s debut at this year’s TIFF(Toronto International Film Festival) on September 10th. It stars Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, and Joe Swanberg.

A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.

Second Trailer Released For “Carrie”



carriegifA second trailer has been released for the remake “Carrie”. The film is directed by Kimberly Pierce and stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Ansel Elgort. “Carrie” is due out October 18th, 2013.

A re-imagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Update On SyFy’s ‘12 Monkeys’ Series



12monkeysgifWe learned awhile back the a series based on the sci-fi ‘12 Monkeys’ was in the works. Now an update has been released for the project. The show will be featured on SyFy’s network with a pilot already ordered, cast-contingent. Universal Cable Produstions and Atlas Entertainment are signed on to produce the 60 minute pilot episode.

‘12 Monkeys’ the series will follow the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race. Filming is slated to begin in November. From a screenplay written by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett who are well known for ‘Terra Nova’. Matalas worked on one of the best revisions of Star Trek to come along in a great while ‘Enterprise’. Not to mention ‘Voyager’ which I loved more than “Star Trek: NG’ I really loved ‘Enterprise’, wish more people would have gotten into it so it could have seen a longer run. Based on the two guys experience in the sci-fi genre I think the show will get a pretty tight, well designed story line and vision. I just wonder if it will see an audience who agrees.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Trailer Released For “Nocturne Six”



nocturne sixNocturne Six” has released a trailer for the indie horror film. Directed by Charlton Jacques and starring Nathaniel Jack, Jasmine Boyd, Nathan Witte, and Scott Seol as the Guardians, “Nocturne Six” is a frightfest of blended sci-fi, supernatural and government conspiracy. The film is being produced by Charlton Jacques and Bill Freas for Foresight Entertainment. Check out the trailer below.

A prime-time network news magazine show premieres controversial leaked footage from a highly-classified U.S. government program named Nocturne Six that recruits citizens with extrasensory abilities. Forced into the program by unscrupulous means, these gifted, yet apprehensive citizens, known as "guardians", are sent to parallel planes of Earth in order to thwart imminent attacks by dangerous supernatural entities. A live investigation by the news show at the abandoned site of the Nocturne Six program quickly devolves and exposes the unearthly evils that the guardians faced in their treacherous missions.

New Horror From Jon Morgan Woodward “Hidden Valley: The Awakening”



Hidden Valley MovieA new creature horror with claws is coming from indie actor, writer, director Jon Morgan Woodward with sharp claws and a nasty bite. “Hidden Valley: The Awakening” is a dark tale of hidden mystery surrounding the quaint community of Hidden Valley. Voted the most anticipated horror for  2014 on IMDb, the film also kicked off the book release of same name August 20th. “Hidden Valley: The Awakening” the movie will see John Carl Buechler in the director’s chair with Booboo Stewart, Kayla Tabish, Carlos Ramirez, Hector David Jr, Najee De-Tiege, James Cavlo, Brandon Tyler Russell and Hassan Mahmoud starring in the film. “Hidden Valley: The Awakening” is due out June 13th 2014. Check out the teaser trailer below.

A chilling story unfolds about love, life and what lengths a small community might go through to try and to win a high school championship… all told within the classic structure of a horror creature feature.

The local high school, is looking forward to the annual dance, behind the old bed and breakfast in the woods, Unfortunately the local sheriff wants to put a halt to the dance because a series of bizarre and unexplained murders took place in those woods and the local authorities are baffled. -- Hidden Valley is destined to be a classic.


DVD Release Date Set For “4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker”



4deadgirlsgifA release date has been set for Breaking Glass Pictures horror film “4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker”. The film is directed by Mike Campbell, Todd Johnson and stars Katherine Browning, Mike Campbell, Tiffany S. Walker, Leah Verrill, Ashley Love. “4 Dead Girls…” hits shelves October 8th 2013, in time for Halloween season! Check out the trailer below.

Lily (Browning), her best friend Bianca (Walker), sister Lori (Love), and Lori's lover Pam (Verrill) move into their first off campus house together. The antics and the tempers run high. What they don't know is that the owner is a Nalusa Chito - a soul taker - who eats the souls of evil women. And he has locked them in the house. For the girls, it is a battle to the death because only the innocent can kill him.  Paying the rent has never been so deadly.

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Scream Queen Jessica Cameron Joins Cast Of “Bedlam Stories”



Jessica Cameron has made quite the impact on the horror scene starring in such roles as ‘Ashley’ in “Camel Spiders”, ‘Julie’ in “Mr. Hush”, not to mention ‘Tabitha’ in “Intrusive Behavior” or the object of a fateful desire in James Cullen Bressack’s “Jennifer”. Now word has come out that the scream queen has joined the cast of Pearry Teo’s “Bedlam Stories”. Also with the press release Teo released some new concept artwork for the film.
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“Bedlam Stories” is about a reporter who goes undercover to expose atrocities at an insane asylum encounters Dorothy and Alice - two patients whose fantasy land delusions are terrifyingly real. I have to say this is one of the most twistedly brilliant warpings of the classic characters from some timeless and enduring tales. I am really excited to see this whole project mature and spread its maniacal vision of true indie artistry.

Press Release:
Director Pearry Teo’s (Necromentia, The Gene Generation, and the upcoming The Dark Prince) newest twisted horror movie has added a seasoned indie veteran to their cast, Scream Queen Jessica Cameron.

About Bedlam Stories
Set in the 1920s, intrepid reporter Nelly Bly fakes insanity to gain admission into the infamous Bedlam Asylum. While researching her expose, Nellie meets a young patient, Dorothy, who has delusions of a fantasy land she calls “Oz.” Digging deeper into the dark history of the asylum, Nellie uncovers evidence of human experimentation on another inmate, a young girl named Alice, who’s “Wonderland” mirrored Dorothy’s imaginary world. Nellie is determined not to let Dorothy share Alice’s fate as a human guinea pig. But the horrific experiments open a portal to these other worlds. When the dark and twisted inhabitants of Oz and Wonderland clash for control, Nellie realizes that they aren’t delusions at all they are terrifyingly real.

Cameron is known for the SyFy channel, Roger Corman film Camel Spiders, Steven C. Miller’s excellent remake Silent Night, the much talked about Mr. Hush, and will next be seen in her directorial debut, Truth or Dare. She is going to play the role of “Nurse Tilley.” While information about the film and it’s characters is limited, we do know that Nurse Tilley is “The last kind face you will see, but her eyes hint that she knows about the dark secrets and practices within the walls of Bedlam Asylum.”

Cameron joins the cast with actress Anna Harr who will be playing the titular role of Alice. Bedlam Stories is being produced under Pearry Teo’s company, Teo/Ward Productions and the film’s companion novel is to be released on September 15th of this year. You can expect an excellent art book for Bedlam to hit at some time in November.

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Trailer Released For Anthology “Hole In The Wall”

 

hole in the wallThe trailer for indie horror anthology “Hole In The Wall” has finally been released. The film is a collection of chilling tales directed by Derrick Carey, Cory J Udler, Eric Arsnow, Jon Hanusa, and Rob Michels/Screaming like Banshees. “Hole In The Wall” dares us to look into the seedy, depraved, and taboo realms of horror.

The stories include: “Our Song is My Blade”, “Ed Gein D.D.S”, “The Plainfield Chopper”, “Last Dance”, “Madtown Maniac” and “Zombie A Go Go”. Starring in the anthology are : Greg Johnson (Incest Death Squad series), Draven Wagner, Matt Kenyon, Greg Johnson (IDS, MEDIATRIX), Tom Running (IDS), Heather Dorff (Some May Say) and Tom Lodewyck (IDS, Panzram, Disciples).









Trailer Released For Sci-fi “Divergent”



divergentgifThe official full trailer for sci-fi thriller “Divergent” has gone online. “Divergent” is based on best selling series from author Veronica Roth. The film adaptation is directed by Neil Burger and stars  Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, Amy Newbold. “Divergent” hits theatres on March 21st, 2014.

Divergent is a gripping action-adventure thriller movie set in a futuristic world where society has been divided into five factions. As each person approaches adulthood, he or she must choose a faction and commit to it for the rest of their life. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) chooses Dauntless—the daring risk-takers who pursue bravery above all else. During the Dauntless initiation, Tris completes death-defying stunts and faces her inmost fears in spectacular simulations. When she discovers she is a Divergent, someone who will never be able to fit into just one faction, she is warned that she must conceal this secret or risk her life. As Tris uncovers a looming war which threatens her family and the life of the mysterious Dauntless leader whom she has come to love, Tris must face her greatest test yet—deciding whether revealing she is a Divergent will save her world—or destroy it.


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Trailer Released For Concept Media’s Anthology “Watch This”



wtposterConcept Media has released the trailer for their upcoming horror anthology “Watch This”. The film is a collection of shorts that titillate, thrill and chill with nightmarish delight. “Watch This” brings together the indie creativity and vision of very talent guys  Shawn Burkett, Ryan Stacy, and Jesse Kennedy for what will be a pretty killer anthology series. "The Way of the Buffalo," "Woodford County," “Summon” and "Ladies Night" are among the short films to appear in the collection. Check out the trailer below.

“Summon” - From writer Ayse Howard & director Shawn Burkett
Two young women, who are living what their small town deems an 'unorthodox lifestyle,' finally grow tired of this community's terrible treatment. As they grow more desperate, they soon decide to turn to the supernatural for help & summon a demon to help them set things right. However they quickly discover that they're in deeper than what they had originally hoped to invoke, as the demon quickly turns the tables and double crosses these young women.

“Woodford County” - From writer/director Jesse Kennedy
A quiet, rural community suddenly finds themselves plagued with a sick, twisted killer. And his victims are falling prey to his actions as he stalks them deep in the local, dense forests.

“Ladies Nite” - From writer/director Ryan Stacy
When Jeff's girlfriend suddenly dumps him, his two best friends decide to cheer him up with a night at home filled with booze & heavy metal. But the dynamic of the evening soon changes when three attractive women, who are searching for a nearby party,randomly invade their ranks. Soon the guys each pair off with a girl and their "guy's night in" quickly turns into LADIES NIGHT.

“The Way Of The Buffalo” - From writer/director Shawn Burkett
Like the nearly-extinct buffalo, serial killers in this time and age seem to have died out. One man, who believes this to be a terrible notion, sets out on a mission to become the next ruthless, yet infamous, mass murderer. He sets his sights on one unlucky young woman and quickly carries out his plans...

New Trailer For Creature Horror “Rugaru”



rugaru-posterCheck out the new trailer for creature horror “The Rugaru”. The film stars Joe Estevez, Randall Oliver, Christopher Severio, Amye Gousset, Krystal Tomlin, Robert Douthat and Brittany Merrett. “Rugaru” was written and directed by Tom Severio.  The story follows the old lore of the wild man (The Wendigo). The creature or spirit could either possess humans or be a monster that had physically transformed from a person. It is particularly associated with cannibalism. The Algonquian believed those who indulged in eating human flesh were at particular risk;[2] the legend appears to have reinforced the practice of cannibalism as a taboo.

A thug from the bayou releases horror in the deep backwoods after soliciting the services of a nefarious voodoo witch for protection - giving rise to a terrifying creature of Cajun folklore.

After a convict disappears, parole officer Claude Bruneaux investigates - only to discover the curse plaguing the tiny swamp community. An unlikely hero with his own demons, he races to unlock the mystery which has summoned the beast. With nothing to lose, Bruneaux struggles between his own trial of finding peace within and getting out alive beyond what waits for him in the murky bayou.



Diggin’ The Extended Preview Of CW ‘The Originals’



THE CW UPFRONTS 2013I am so into CW’s supernatural line-up that it should be embarrassing but it isn’t. I love the shows, the stories, the actors, all of it. ‘The Originals’ is proving to be yet another that will occupy my television time. I am so diggin’ the new extended preview of the series. Check it out below. ‘The Originals’ stars Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,” Immortals) as Klaus, Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”) as Elijah, Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) as Rebekah, Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle”) as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Switched at Birth”) as Marcel, Daniella Pineda (The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, “Homeland”) as Sophie, Leah Pipes (“The Deep End,” Sorority Row) as Cami and Danielle Campbell (StarStruck, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection) as Davina. You can catch it this October on CW-with my 'Supernatural'!

Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed, and the bonds of family are broken. Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf-hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie.

Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister, Rebekah, will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by THE ORIGINALS once again.



Jack Black’s “Ghost Girls” Web Series Coming


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Jack Black has released details on his web series “Ghost Girls”. A paranormal series with some hefty talent.

From the Press Release

Who: Jack Black (executive producer, guest star); Amanda Lund (co-creator, star);Maria Blasucci (co-creator, star); and Jeremy Konner (co-creator, director).
Guest stars: Molly Shannon, Val Kilmer, Dave Grohl, Jason Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and many more!

What: "Ghost Ghirls" is a web comedy series following the antics of two best friends, Heidi (Lund) and Angelica (Blasucci), who work as paranormal investigators. Each episode details the bumbling adventures of the hilarious duo as they attempt to solve other worldly cases while not tripping over themselves in the process.

The show stars Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci as a pretty pair of parapsychologists. It was created by "Drunk History’s" Jeremy Konner, along with stars Lund and Blasucci. The 12-episode paranormal procedural was directed by Konner and co-produced by Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite and Shine America. Priyanka Mattoo is also an executive producer.

When: September 9, 2013
Where: Yahoo! Screen

Originally conceived for non-linear digital distribution, "Ghost Ghirls" offers viewers and spirits alike the option to discover and consume the series in any order, anytime, anywhere, and on any astral plane, in this life or the next.






Teaser Trailer Released For Horror “Slash”


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Check out the teaser trailer for the indie horror film “Slash”. Directed by Rycke Foreman and starring Maria Olsen, Shawn Hernandez in the cast and Cameron Barsanti,  Todd Farmer, Megan Lee Joy all rumored to be joining the cast. The film will be 3D horror experience.

Cade just wants to settle down and get on with his life--find a girl, pursue his acting career--but his tempestuous step brother "Trench" doesn't make it easy, dragging Cade through a series of increasingly violent fantasies that begin bleeding over into reality. Now, as their friends are butchered around them, Cade must finally face up to Trench and his own demons...or die trying...

Diggin’ The “Remix” Featurette Behind The Scenes Of FOX’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’



Sleepy-Hollow-Title‘Sleepy Hollow’ is one of the new fall shows that is marked for my calendar. I have been eager to check it out since the first teases and word came out about the adventure/drama/horror series. The latest behind-the-scenes featurette “Remix” just adds to my excitement for the show. Check it out below. ‘Sleepy Hollow’ premieres on FOX September 16th @ 9.

Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ takes the Irving Washington tale and expands upon it in the most sinister rivalry possible, then throws it into the 21st century. Ichabod Crane(Tom Mison; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie; 42, Shame) to unravel a mystery that dates back to the founding fathers.

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Festival To Ops (Goddess Of Abundance)


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AUGUST 25TH FESTIVAL TO OPS:

On this day in Ancient History, the Saturnalia festival continued for the Romans, with merriment, gambling, and role reversals. This is also one of the days in which the Roman chthonic goddess Ops was honored with a festival named for her. Ops was the goddess of abundance, who came to be associated with Rhea/Gaia (Earth mother-titan), Demeter/Ceres (grain goddess), and her daughter Kore/Persephone/Proserpina. She was often paired with the god Consus at whose festival, in the early legends of Rome, the Sabine women were seized by the lusty young bachelors of the recently-founded city of Rome. She was also paired with Saturnus perhaps because of their festivals' overlap.

It was believed that Ops was the wife of Saturnus by some, Her worship was intimately connected with that of her husband Saturnus, for she had both temples and festivals in common with him; she had, however, also a separate sanctuary on the Capitol, and in the vicus jugarius, not far from the temple of Saturnus. Ops is associated with peace, plenty, and an abundant harvest. She was the protectress of every thing connected with agriculture. Her abode was in the earth, and hence those who invoked her, or made vows to her, used to touch the ground. And as she was believed to give to human beings both their place of abode and their food, newly-born children were recommended to her care. Ops was also invoked to extinguish harmful, dangerous fires.

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