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Friday, September 27, 2013

First Trailer Released For “Axe To Grind”



axe to grindCheck out the first trailer for indie horror “Axe To Grind”. The film is directed by Matt Zettell and stars horror icon Debbie Rochon along side Guy Torry, Matthew James Gulbranson, Paula Labaderas, Tawny Amber Young, Michelle Tomlinson, Rachael Robbins, Dani Thompson, Tony von Halle, Adrian Quihuis, and Kelsey Zukowski.

“Axe To Grind” follows B-movie legend Debbie Wilkins, who goes on a killing rampage after her former lover, Peter Burgess, leaves her out of his new film and replaces her with a 23 yr old scream queen. Debbie doesn't take rejection well so other members of the cast and crew end up paying the price in blood.

Official Poster For “Hellbenders”



A new official poster has been released for religious spoof comedy “Hellbenders”. The film is directed by J.T. Petty and stars Clancy Brown, Dan Fogler Clifton Collins Jr. , Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon , Larry Fessenden  and Samantha Buck. “Hellbenders” gets a limited theatrical run along side a VOD release on October 18th 2013.

“Hellbenders” follows the Order of Hellbound Saints (Brooklyn Parish), a highly secretive and profoundly blasphemous men of God, as they battle demonic forces too terrible to be cast out by traditional Vatican-approved methods. See the previously released red band trailer here!

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Poster Released For “Banshee Chapter”

Check out the official poster for “Banshee Chapter”. The film is directed by Blair Erickson and is the production of Zachary Quinto’s Before the Door Pictures. XLrator Media plan to release the film stateside sometime in December on VOD with a theatrical run to follow in January 2014. “Banshee Chapter” stars Ted Levine, Katia Winter, Michael McMillian, Monique Candelaria.

In 1963 the U.S. government began experimenting on unsuspecting Americans with chemical agents intended to induce mind control. The programme was named ‘MK-ULTRA’ and the results were horrifying… When her best friend James Hirsch goes missing, Internet journalist Anne Roland decides to investigate and discovers he made a videotape of himself taking a mind-altering drug before vanishing into thin air. Further probing guides her to anarchist poet and novelist Thomas Blackburn who gets illegally high on LSD-type hallucinogens supplied by a friend.

But when Anne learns this friend has been extracting the drug from the pineal glands of dead humans, the search leads to the mysterious Chamber 5 in a Black Rock desert research centre where she enters an alternate universe of stretched sanity, brain receivers, sinister Numbers stations and Lovecraftian illusion. Based on real documents, actual test subject testimony and uncovered secrets about testing run by the CIA.
 
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“Here Comes The Devil” Release Details



1efba-here-comes-the-devil-posterMagnet Releasing have announced a limited theatrical run for Adrian Garcia Bogliano's “Here Comes the Devil”. The horror film will hit theatres on December 13th 2013.  The film stars Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro. Check out the trailer below.

Barreiro and Caro are parents whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike became every parent’s nightmare.

The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now. As a loving couple – and loving parents – try to care for and protect their children, the ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain and those who have gone there before become too strange to believe … and too dangerous, no matter how insane, to ignore.





Monday, September 23, 2013

Horror Rocker Characula Unleashes Infectious New Single ‘Dead Light District Dolls’



DDD_final_artworkLet the old schoolers pull out their scratched 45s of "Monster Mash” and tapes and CDs of Michael Jackson's "Thriller.” This Halloween the cool kids know where the ghoulish musical fun is: with SoCal horror rocker Characula (www.characula.com), celebrating her favorite season with the release of her eerie but super-fun new single "Dead Light District Dolls!”

The creepishly cool track, now available on iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers, is currently impacting Triple AAA Radio in the U.S.  It comes off her upcoming debut album produced by Dito Godwin (No Doubt, Great White, KISS, Motley Crue).  The vinyl edition will have eight tracks—one for each leg of a spider!

As October 31 inches closer, Characula will emerge from the shadows Saturday, October 19 to perform at halftime of a roller derby game of the L.A. Derby Dolls, Southern California's premiere all-female roller derby league. The game will feature a Halloween costume contest, with the winner announced at halftime.
Characula won't be staying in the crypt long after Halloween. Earlier this year, she received her first ever Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) nomination for a blistering cover of Bad Company's "Ready For Love,” and a second nomination for the ghoulish song "Mummy Dance.”   "Mummy Dance” and its chilling music video are scheduled for release this Halloween!

She'll find out who wins at the upcoming 2013 event, set for Thursday, November 21 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.

Cheri Anaclerio, aka Characula, unleashes the demons in her powerhouse imagination to create, in a tip of the blood-dripped cap to Frank Zappa, blistering music about monsters, sex and rock 'n roll.

An engineer by trade, Characula's inner truth has been coming to light since the fall of 2012. Before Halloween and for a few weeks after last year, her infectiously ghoulish single "Mummy Dance” snagged airplay on numerous Top 40 stations across the country. Her singles are being promoted by Howie Rosen of Howard Rosen Promotion, Inc. (www.howiewood.com).





Trailer For Norwegian Adventure/Creature-Feature “Gaten Ragnorak”



Gaten RagnarokPlaying upon the old world myths that give rise to tales of dragons and even our modern day lore about such creatures as Loch Ness and Champ, (a personal assessment not associated with any description from the film), is an adventure/ creature feature called “Gaten Ragnarok”. The Norwegian film is directed by Mikkel Sandemose and follows a family of archeologists/explorers as they seek to uncover the truth behind the legendary Oseberg Viking ship. The only inscription found on the ship is the enigmatic 'man knows little' written in runes. Sigurd is sure that the Oseberg ship contains the answer to the mystery of Ragnarok, the end of days in Norse mythology.

When his friend Allan finds similar runes on a stone from the north of Norway, Sigurd becomes convinced that the runes are in fact a treasure map. Together they mount an expedition group and their adventure leads to "No man's Land" between Norway and Russia, which has been deserted for decades. Here Sigurd learns the true meaning of the runes - a secret more terrifying than he could possibly imagine.

“Gaten Ragnarok” stars Pål Sverre Hagen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Sundquist and Sofia Helin. The film will see a North American release thanks to Magnolia Releasing this October. Check out the full trailer below.

Trailer Released For Sci-fi Thriller “Under The Skin”



under-the-skin-scarlett-johannson“Under The Skin” is a sort of  verité that stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien trying to blend into a daily life as human. The film is a sci-fi thriller from the UK. The role has Johansson as a sort of seductress preying upon hikers in Scotland. “Under The Skin” is directed by Jonathan Glazer and has picked up some pretty mixed buzz on the festival circuit. It also stars Paul Brannigan, Jessica Mance and Joe Szula. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Faber. Check out the trailer below.

In the film, as in the novel,  the protagonist is an extraterrestrial sent to Earth by a rich corporation on her planet to pick up unwary hitchhikers. She drugs them and delivers them to her compatriots, who mutilate and fatten her victims so that they can be turned into meat—human ("vodsel") flesh is a delicacy on the aliens' barren homeworld.

“Gone Dark” Trailer And Release Date



gone-dark_fullPascal Cooper’s “Gone Dark” has a release date. The indie action-thriller will be available on VOD November 1st 2013 with DVD to follow on January 7th 2014. “Gone Dark” stars Pascal Cooper,Bill Oberst Jr.,Rance Howard,Leif Gantvoort,Mary Elizabeth Pohl,Catherine Cooper. Check out the trailer below.

Five years ago Jack's partners helped him fake his death. When his little sister Kim becomes an agent she finds evidence that shows his partners killing him and blames them for his death. She goes off the grid to hunt them down and starts climbing the drug food chain to find Jack's former friend and closest partner, Slick, who took the blame for pulling the trigger on Jack. When the company finds out what's going on they send in several cleaners to clean up the mess they already tried to cover up. Everything gets bloody when Jack finds himself in the middle of an every man for himself hunt to the death where only the last man standing will walk away.

New “Divergent” Featurette



DIVERGENTCheck out the new “Divergent” featurette. The sci-fi film stars hottie Theo James as well as Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Miles Teller. “Divergent” is directed by Neil Burger and based on the best selling novel series by author Veronica Roth. Personally I had no interest in another series about a dystopian future society (Hunger Games) but based on the promo stuff that has come out for “Divergent” , I am kind of into this one. Plus Theo James-bitches! Such a hottie- I was crushed when he left the series ‘Bedlam’.

Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her.

Trailer Released For Action Horror “Velvet Vengeance”



Velvet VengeanceThe first trailer has been released for Jeremy Campbell’s action-horror “Velvet Vengeance”. Campbell’s debut feature started last year as short film of the same name and went on to win awards at festivals. “Velvet Vengeance” has since morphed into a new genre psycho ballet blending horror, action, grindhouse and martial arts. It is a project that I have been following since last spring when I was offered a screening of the short film, learning later that a feature adaptation was in the works. “Velvet Vengeance” stars Lindsay Norman, Dani Bliss Gavit, Paula Marcenaro Solinger, Forrest Vickery, Linda King, Elisa Castillo, Cody Hofmockel and Carl “The Coach” Bailey.

“Velvet Vengence” will be making it’s world premiere at this year’s DOA Bloodbath Film Festival at the historical Texas Theatre on October 19th. The story follows a young woman who is faced with the tragic murder of her brother. The police swear that the murderer is dead but Alice can not shake the feeling that the killer is still alive. Against her friends and family's best wishes she travels to the location of her brothers murder to hunt the killer but little does she know that she is the one that is being hunted. 

Check out the trailer below. It has that classic VHS feel, yet it hits on a very modern subgenre in horror-the neo-western, action-horror. The trailer has sparked the same excitement I always got when picking up my indie rentals at the video store, rushing home to watch and noting the trailers for other movies I was sure to pick up soon!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

New Posters For “(Skip) Ender’s Game”


The article associated with this post has been removed. Recently I found out that Orson Scott Card is against gay rights and marriage equality. Me being very gay and obviously sharing a different believe I can't see promoting anything that would give this out-dated, bigoted piece of shit support. 

Click on the image card below to connect with the Skip Ender's Game campaign. 








Pagan Festival Shout Out: Mabon



MabonHappy Autumn Equinox or for all the Wiccans of the world- Blessed Mabon! The holiday of the autumnal equinox, Mabon, is a Pagan ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the coming winter months. Among the sabbats, it is the second of the three Pagan harvest festivals, preceded by Lammas / Lughnasadh and followed by Samhain. Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries. It is a time to honor Aging Deities and the Spirit World.

The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. the son of Modron and a member of Arthur's war band. Both he and his mother were likely deities in origin, descending from a divine mother–son pair. His name is related to the Romano-British god Maponos, whose name means "divine son"; Modron, in turn, is likely related to the Gaulish goddess Dea Matrona. He is often equated with the Demetian hero Pryderi fab Pwyll, and may be associated with the minor Arthurian character Mabon fab Mellt.

The Druids call this celebration, Mea'n Fo'mhair, and honor the The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer are appropriate at this time. Wiccans celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone, and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth. Various other names for this Lesser Wiccan Sabbat are The Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Alben Elfed (Caledonii), or Cornucopia. At this festival it is appropriate to wear all of your finery and dine and celebrate in a lavish setting. It is the drawing to and of family as we prepare for the winding down of the year at Samhain. It is a time to finish old business as we ready for a period of rest, relaxation, and reflection.

Symbolism of Mabon:
Second Harvest, the Mysteries, Equality and Balance.
Symbols of Mabon:
wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.
Herbs of Maybon:
Acorn, benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passionflower, rose, sage, solomon's seal, tobacco, thistle, and vegetables.
Foods of Mabon:
Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Incense of Mabon:
Autumn Blend-benzoin, myrrh, and sage.
Colors of Mabon:
Red, orange, russet, maroon, brown, and gold.
Stones of Mabon:
Sapphire, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates.
Activities of Mabon:
Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods, walking in the woods, scattering offerings in harvested fields, offering libations to trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.
Spellworkings of Mabon:
Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence. Also those of harmony and balance.
Deities of Mabon:
Goddesses-Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona and the Muses. Gods-Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.

Red Band Trailer Released For “Hellbenders”



hellbenders-Check out the red band trailer for religious spoof comedy “Hellbenders”. The film is directed by J.T. Petty and stars Clancy Brown, Dan Fogler Clifton Collins Jr. , Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon , Larry Fessenden  and Samantha Buck. “Hellbenders” gets a limited theatrical run along side a VOD release on October 18th 2013.

“Hellbenders” follows the Order of Hellbound Saints (Brooklyn Parish), a highly secretive and profoundly blasphemous men of God, as they battle demonic forces too terrible to be cast out by traditional Vatican-approved methods.

New Release Details For “House Of Good & Evil”



house of good and evilThe horror film “House Of Good & Evil” was originally slated for a February 2014 release but Phase 4 Films have pushed up the release date for the Halloween season. (Makes sense) The film will now see a release date of October 1st 2013 on VOD and a later DVD release following in March 2014.  “House Of Good & Evil” is directed by Dave Mun and stars Rachel Marie Lewis, Christian Oliver, Marietta Marich, Jordan Rhodes, Rob Neukirch and Bo Keister. Check out the trailer below.

After a family tragedy in the chaotic city, Chris and Maggie Conley, in a last-ditch effort to save their dying marriage, purchase an isolated home in the deepest woods, to which they quickly discover evil has a key.

Trailer Released For “The Hunted”



hunted“The Hunted” is a found footage survival horror that may once more prove how solid the subgenre has become. The film is directed by Josh Stewart. It stars Josh Stewart, Nikki Deloach, Skipp Sudduth Ronnie Gene Blevins, and Katherine Von Till. Based on the new official trailer, “The Hunted” looks to be an exciting, fast-paced thriller. Check it out below.

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.

Five New Images From “Circus Of The Dead” That Are Truly Coulrophobic

If you fear clowns then these five creepy new images from “Circus Of The Dead” are not for you. However if you a truly special kind of disturb who loves to torture yourself with your phobias (like me) then feast your eyes on these truly Coulrophobic stills! “Circus Of The Dead” is due out in 2014 and is directed by Billy Pon. The festive horror stars Bill Oberst Jr., Parrish Randall, Chanel Ryan and Roger Edwards.

A man becomes entangled in a deadly morality game when the circus comes to town and a sadistic clown forces him to examine the things in life he takes for granted in the most horrific ways.

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