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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Full Story Details For Season Two “Bates Motel”

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The Press Release:
A&E Network premieres Season 2 of the critically acclaimed original drama series “Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates and Freddie Highmore as Norman. The series premieres Monday, March 3 at 9 PM ET/PT.

In Season 2 of “Bates Motel,” executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights”) dig deeper into the twisted world of the Bates family. Picking up from last season, Norman (Freddie Highmore) is fixating on Miss Watson’s death while Norma’s mysterious past starts to haunt the family with the introduction of her brother.

Meanwhile, Norman’s brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot), gets more entrenched in the familial drug war that fuels White Pine Bay and finds himself right in the middle of the danger as Bradley (Nicola Peltz), who remains on the hunt to uncover her father’s killer, is driven to precarious extremes. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell), is caught up on all fronts as everything in town escalates, and Emma (Olivia Cooke) complicates her relationship with Norman as the duo explore new love interests, bringing new and old characters along for the ride.

Guest stars checking into “Bates Motel” throughout the new season are Michael Vartan (“HawthoRNe,” “Alias”), Kathleen Robertson (“Boss”), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Rebecca Creskoff (“The Practice,” “Hung”), Kenny Johnson (“Sons of Anarchy”), Michael Eklund (88 Minutes, “Supernatural”), and Michael O’Neill (Dallas Buyers Club, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).

“Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions and Kerry Ehrin Productions, respectively.

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“The Haunting of Whaley House” Director Announces Next Project

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"The Divine Tragedies”, a serial killer fever dream is Writer/Director Jose Prendes next project. Based loosely on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case of 1924, it tells the tale of Charles Brubaker (played by Graham Denman, The Haunting of Whaley House) and his half-brother Thomas Lo Bianco (played by Jon Kondelik, Airplane Vs. Volcano), who concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder, and when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul, a cop with a very special gift, is hot on their trail. 

"It's a serial killer film, but not quite like anything else," says Prendes. "I know people always say that, but I really think the film will back me up. It's "American Psycho" meets "Videodrome" by way of John Carpenter. I wanted to make something that would really surprise people. Not just in a gory way, which is easy, but in a beautiful way. The same way a David Lynch movie can be beautiful and surprising."

The film is being produced by Jon Kondelik & James Kondelik, under their production company Dual Visions.The Divine Tragedies is the company's first of many feature films to come.

"Dual Visions aims to produce feature films that engage an audience with unique experiences," say the Kondelik Brothers. "People won't be able to forget the things they've seen after watching this film."
Casting is still underway and big announcements are coming soon, but the film has managed to cast genre mainstay and all around good guy Ruben Pla (Insidious, Contracted, Big Ass Spider)  as the frazzled chief of police.

"I'm very excited," says Pla. "Sometimes it's just so great to be able to work under the guidance of a good friend...who also happens to be very talented. That's the case with Jose Prendes' THE DIVINE TRAGEDIES."

Filming will begin at the end of February."





Envision Media Arts Takes On Ice Road Truckers In New Creature Feature


truckHorror will take on Ice Road Truckers in new creature feature horror film. Read the limited details below. Sounds like a pretty cool film. I hope it is like “Feast” because I kind of thought that film rocked.

According to The Wrap, Envision Media Arts has secured the rights to Keith Ray Putman’s action-horror spec script “Red Ice”. The film follow “a trucker hauling emergency supplies across the frozen waterways of arctic Canada who must survive an onslaught of mysterious, man-eating creatures.”

“The ice roads have always been an intriguing, dangerous setting,” said EMA president David Buelow. “Keith’s script puts a very visceral, smart spin on the genre.”

Putman also recently completed “Malicious,” a haunted house movie for the digital age that is in development at Sycamore Pictures (“The Way Way Back”). He’s represented by Chris Sablan at Original Artists.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Trailer Released For Horror/Comedy “Fat Chance”


Poster lgA trailer has finally surfaced for horror/comedy “Fat Chance”. The film is finishing up it’s production and described as “The Biggest Loser” meets “Friday The 13th.” “Fat Chance” is from Deviant Pictures and stars Daniel Emery Taylor, Jim O'Rear, G. Larry Butler, James Hampton, Scott Tepperman, and John Dugan.  The film is directed Jim O'Rear, Daniel Emery Taylor.

Ten obese men appear on a competitive reality show geared toward weight-loss. As the competition grows more intense the contestants realize they are losing more than just weight; they are losing competitors. Are the contestants dropping out voluntarily or is something more insidious going on? Will they survive? Fat chance.

 “Fat Chance’ is scheduled to premiere at Movie Days celebration in Dortmund, Germany (March 21-23), with select United States screenings planned later.






Poster And Release Details For “20FT Below: The Darkness Descending”

Check out the poster released for “20ft Below: The Darkness Descending” starring Danny Trejo, Frank Krueger and Kinga Phillips.

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A dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of New York’s abandoned subway tunnels is exposed in the action-packed thriller 20 Ft. Below: The Darkness Descending, descending on DVD and VOD March 18 from Vertical Entertainment.

In this pulse-pounding thriller, an eager, young documentary filmmaker (Kinga Philipps; Syfy’s "Legend Quest") ventures below the bustling streets of New York City to shed light on the homeless population living in abandoned subway tunnels. But once underground, she discovers a much darker reality than ever imagined.

In the depths of the massive, shadowy labyrinth, far beyond the reach of the law, dwells Angel (Danny Trejo; FX’s "Sons of Anarchy," Machete, Machete Kills), a mysterious and ruthless man, rumored to be leader of a dangerous cult.

When the outside world threatens to tear apart the fragile and forgotten subterranean society, Angel’s wrath is unleashed, sparking an all-out war of good vs. evil. But in the darkness, it’s hard to tell right from wrong…
 
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My Review Of “Midsummer Nightmares II: Summer’s End”


msiiRyan Stacy proves he knows slasher flicks with his return to horror in female slasher sequel “Midsummer Nightmares II: Summer’s End”. The film continues the contemporary tale of Danielle Water’s, viciously, vindictive psycho killer. The story picks up three years after the first film with Audrey Small facing her nightmares once more when Danielle returns to finish what she started. “Midsummer Nightmares II” stars  Christy Faulkner, Erin R. Ryan, Kelci C. Magel, Glen S. Wade II, Kitsie Duncan, Taylor Buchanan, Stacy Freeders and Abby Seagraves among the new and returning cast members in the sequel.

The story in “Midsummer Nightmares II: Summer’s End” continues with that straight forward slasher style that started this franchise ( I say that with wonderful thrills for a future third installment-maybe?!). The film does weaken with some of the story’s dialog on the drama/character interaction segments much as the first one did, at times creating a genuine relationship with the characters situations, however the hardcore writing as far as creating a strong female slasher and fast-paced, all out kill scenes is so much stronger than in the 2011 original film. For me “Summer’s End” just upped the frequency on low budget horror entertainment without having to grasp for gimmicks or new age spins that just don’t allow for a chilling slasher film (i.e. found footage, gory sexploitation grandeur). This film is just honest, grounded true-to-form modern horror. It keeps with the classic concepts but brings in modern contemporary style and atmosphere.

The sound effects and special effects in “Summer’s End” is a bit copy and paste concepts and styles, but not in the this is just cheesy and redundant way, more in the homage, respect for the genre formatted way. If it isn’t broke then don’t go and try and fix it. The effects are classic, creepy aspects that carry you through the film while the soundtrack offers some pretty cool indie tunes that mirror the emotional elements of the film perfectly. Ryan Stacy brings a true respect and love for the genre with his talent and it definitely shows in this film. The special effects are standard slice and dice with more attention paid to pulling off low budget kills that aren’t tacky or cheap looking. It’s body count verses gorefest in “Summer’s End” and that is a nice, clean aspect that makes this film really work on any level. It is a true indie slasher slice of cool, modern horror that I recommend to horror fans, both indie and cult.

New Trailer For “Oculus”


Oculus-movie-poster-2Check out the new trailer for supernatural thriller “Oculus”. The film is directed by Mike Flanagan, the guy who gave us Absentia (a fucking freaky good film). “Oculus” stars Karen Gillan (Dr. Who, Outcast), Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane (Dazed and Confused) and Katee Sackhoff (Riddick, Battlestar Galactica). Also check out some cool movie stills before viewing the trailer. This one hits theatres on April 11th 2014.

Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents.  Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether:  a malevolent supernatural force­­ unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home.  Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century.  With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…


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New Alien Drama For ABC

bradbury-illustratedmanABC has picked up sci-fi “The Visitors” as their new alien drama series (although they will just drop them after the first season, probably midway through and refuse to finish the story that I invested so much time and excitement in because they are asses that bow to ridiculous network rating pressure unless it is a show that the self-righteous “Million Mom” Nazi bitches like.) Anyway “The Visitors” is based on a Ray Bradbury short story title “Zero Hour” which was in The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind.

“The Reverend” DVD & VOD Release Details

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Level 33 Entertainment has announced the release of the highly acclaimed horror film THE REVEREND on DVD and On Demand February 11th. Head inside for more!

Stuart Brennan (Risen), Tamer Hassan (Batman Begins), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser:Bloodline) and Rutger Hauer(Blade Runner) star in this soul-scorching film that will be available on Amazon.com, iTunes and other retail and rental outlets across the U.S.

Written and directed by Neil Jones, The Reverend tells a cautionary tale of belief in the sacred while facing the temptations of the flesh.  After delivering his first sermon in a new, small parish, a new Reverend (Brennan) is visited by a beautiful young woman (Emily Booth) who suddenly attacks him, biting his throat. He survives the attack, but awakes with an unknown, uncontrollable thirst. As the Reverend becomes more familiar with his congregation and the wider community, he realizes that this idyllic little town is anything but.  It is plagued by drugs, prostitution and violence.  The Reverend decides to put his new-found bloodlust to good use with horrific results.




“The Day Of The Triffids” Movie News

Deadline is reporting that Mike Newell to direct The Day Of The Triffids, the adaptation of the classic Sci-fi book by John Wyndham that was scripted by Neil Cross for Ghost House Pictures. The story takes place as a celestial phenomenon takes place. After a comet shower blinds most of the worlds population, those with sight must battle alien plants, known as triffids, bent on destroying mankind. The films being produced by Ghost House Pictures, Mark Gordon, Don Murphy, and Michael Preger, and Murphys Angry Films partner Susan Montford will be executive producer.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Trailer Released For “Escaping The Dead”

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Check out the trailer for micro-budget zombie film “Escaping The Dead”. The film is directed by Martin Sonntag and stars Bastian Brinch Pedersen, Rama Øzel, Daniel Hutera, Ali Öezkan, and Kim Sønderholm.

The film was inspired by a series of articles about the death drug "Krokodil" that were published about the same period of time when Ronald Poppo had his face eaten and chewed by a naked man hooked on bath salt in Miami, Florida. It was seen as the ultimate zombie plot: a death drug that turns people into zombies.

In "Escaping the Dead," the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark are littered with rotten flesh! They have suddenly come under attack from the living dead after taking a new death drug that forces the last remaining survivors to fight for their lives!





Pagan Festival Shout Out: The Festival of Sementivae / Paganalia


January 24th is the Sementivae, the festival in honor of the gods Tellus and Cerus (agricultural goddesses) to protect the spring sowing. Ceres, of course, is the Roman grain goddess, and Tellus is the earth itself. This festival was held in two parts -- the first part was held from January 24 to January 26, honoring Tellus, and was a season of sowing the fields. The second part, which began a week later on February 2, honored Ceres as the goddess of agriculture. Ceres is the Roman variant of Demeter, who is strongly tied with the changing of the seasons.

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Sementivae Feria: Seed Blessing
Colors: Green and brown
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of green and brown set all the seeds for the next year, with the seeds saved from last year's garden in bowls in the center.
Offerings: Give seeds to poor farmers and gardeners.
Daily Meal: Vegan.

Sementivae Feria Invocation
Hear us, Ceres, Mother of the Grain,
You whose breath stirs the seed in the ground,
Though Earth sleeps now in her bed of stone,
We ask for her blessing on these seeds
Which will soon be sowed.
These are our hopes, our dreams,
Our aspirations, all promise and possibilities,
Waiting dry and dormant to be awoken.
Though we will not wake them today,
Soon the time will approach when they shall
Come into the embrace of the warm soil
And blossom into manifestation.
Bless our seeds, Great Ceres,
Mother of the Corn, Spark of the Plowed Earth,
Bless their promise, and ours as well.


(All cry, "Hail Ceres!" Then all surround the seeds and hold their hands over them, and together sing Ohm and Ah in harmonies, to carry Ceres' blessing. The seeds are then placed in a special basket shaped like a cradle, and covered with a cloth, and sung to.)














Chant: Carry our wishes
Carry our hoping
Carry our blessing
Till you be awoken

Also known as the Paganalia, because in ancient Roman society Pagans meant rural agricultural peoples, not what we know it as today. The Paganalia was originally a festival held in the rural areas; a protective celebration of the upcoming spring season of sowing seeds for crops. The Paganalia was held around January 24th and the Sementina, orFeriae Sementivae of Ceres and Tellus was held around January 25th, and a week later, for two separate sowings of seed. According to some sources, the calendar has changed since ancient times, and the festivals may be held in early February, after the Celtic Imbolg.

Be thou blessed by them in whose honour thou shalt be scattered/sprinkled/burned.
Let the pagus keep the feast: let the pagus be purified, and the yearly cakes be offered on the hearths of the pagus.
Let the Mothers of fruits be propitiated with their own cakes of spelt. The Mothers have one threefold office: they give to the seed life to grow, food to grow, a place to grow.
Partners in labour, who changed the ancient ways and showed us better food than acorns, satisfy the farmers with boundless crops, that they may reap the rewards their work deserves. Grant to the tender seeds increase unbroken; let no freezing snows bite the sprouting shoots. When we sow, let the sky be cloudless and the winds blow sweetly.
But when the seed is buried, then may it be sprinkled with water from the sky...
Forbid the birds that feed on the furrows to take the sown grain. And you too, ants, spare this seed: let it lie now, and when it is harvested, you will have a richer reward. Until then, let no rust or mildew darken the crop, nor foul weather turn it sickly pale. May it neither shrivel nor bloat. May the fields be free of weeds and wild oats. May the land yield with interest crops of wheat and of barley and of spelt which twice shall pass the fire.
And may the Mother-goddesses grant our prayers.





New Trailer For “Dead Snow: Red VS Dead”


dead snowA new trailer has been released by “Dead Snow” sequel “Red VS Dead” by the distributors. Check it out below. “Dead Snow: Red VS Dead” is directed by Tommy Wirkola and brings the Nazi zombies back to civilization with the lone survivor being hunted down by the undead horror show who intent to fulfill their mission. The film stars Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Martin Starr, Ørjan Gamst, Ingrid Haas, and Jocelyn DeBoer.




“The Invoking” DVD & VOD Release Details


Press Release:

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Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you The Invoking available on DVD, digital download, and VOD February 18, 2014. The film is directed by Jeremy Berg and stars Trin Miller, Brandon Anthony, Josh Truax, and D’Angelo Midili. The Invoking will be available on DVD for an SRP $27.97.


After inheriting a house from the family she never knew, Samantha Harris (Trin Miller) and three friends head to rural Sader Ridge to inspect the property. Soon after arriving, Sam begins to experience horrific visions of savage brutality and unspeakable evil. Plagued by the sinister forces closing in around her, Sam descends into a waking nightmare when the demons from her past refuse to stay buried any longer.





Special Features:
  • Commentary with Writer/Director Jeremy Berg, Producer Matt Medisch, and Writer/Producer John Portanova
  • Commentary with Actors Trin Miller, D’Angelo Midili, and Andi Norris
  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary



Premiere Date Set For “Midsummer Nightmares II”

Concept Media Films’ “Midsummer Nightmares II” has a premiere date set. The sequel to the indie female slasher flick will premiere on March 1st, 2014. “Midsummer Nightmares II: Summer’s End” is written and directed by Ryan Stacy and stars Christy Faulkner, Stacy Freeders, Kelci C. Magel, Scott Gillespie, Taylor Buchanan, Erin R. Ryan, Mike Reeves, Jesse Kennedy, Autumn Richardson, Abby Seagraves, Jesa Oglesby, William Adams, Joe Vollman, and Kitsie Duncan.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Review Of “Fright Night 2: New Blood”


fright night 2“Fright Night 2: New Blood” is a sequel that isn’t really a sequel at all. The film is directed by Eduardo Rodriguez and brings to life the characters first brought to life in 1985 by Tom Holland. The story as some hinted acknowledgement of the 1988 sequel in the “Fright Night” franchise but truly is an independent film not anchored to the mythos of Charley Brewester and the evil he must battle in vampire Jerry, or in 2013 “New Blood”, Gerri Dandrige. In “New Blood” Charley Brewester and his friends travel to Eastern Europe on a senior class trip to study for a semester in Romania. “Fright Night 2: New Blood” stars Will Payne, Jaime Murray, Sean Power, Sacha Parkinson and Chris Waller.

The story of “Fright Night 2: New Blood” has some good points and some bad points. On the good, this film creates the elaborate melodramatic nightmare that manages to capture the gothic romance vampires in horror held in the 80’s, very much like the original “Fright Night” and “Fright Night 2” managed to create. For the bad point to this “sequel”, “New Blood” totally ignores everything about the “Fright Night” franchise except the characters names and that they are vampires. It really creates a weird frustration about watching the film. I found myself having to fight back the need to be pissed that “Fright Night 2: New Blood” had characters that where killed off in 2011’s “Fright Night” and yet called itself “Fright Night 2”. That is a big fail when tapping into an established franchise’s mythos. Yet I found this story more entertaining and far more viable than 2011’s “Fright Night” starring Colin Farrell. As a vampire film “New Blood” really does work and actually brings in a new vampire aspect that offers vampire and gothic-styled horror fan’s some thrills. It really is a much better film than it should have been and would have really topped my list had it just been “Fright Night: New Blood” instead of the “Fright Night 2” moniker. The 2 forces a set unwritten rule that the film should have respected and if they would have left it off then I would have had nothing but positive remarks for the film.

As for the effects and sound of “New Blood”, it is all really standard stuff expected in this genre and even gives a bit of a creative edge much like “30 Days Of Night” pulled off in the world of vampires. There is no real hokey, or lame effects in this movie, save the dreaded use of CGI that one just has to tolerate in cinema these days. However the practical effects and visual aspects used in “New Blood” allow the film to flow smoothly enough to entertain. The sound effects and over all quality of suspense and “chills” work on a mediocre but acceptable level that doesn’t really disappoint but isn’t overly impressive either. For the most part “Fright Night 2: New Blood” is just a really good spin on a classic tale that manages to both shit on a franchise while simultaneously paying tribute to it as well. For a good gothic vampire horror “New Blood” rocks, but it does walk all over the established story of Charley Brewester and Jerry Dandrige so be ready for it.

“Holy Ghost People” Release Date Details

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XLRator Media has announced the release date for “Holy Ghost People”. The Southern Gothic thriller directed by Mitchell Altieri will hit VOD on February 18 with a theatrical release set for February 21st 2014. “Holy Ghost People” stars Emma Greenwell, Joe Egender and Brendan McCarthy. Check out the trailer. “Holy Ghost People” premiered at last year’s SXSW.

Filmed in Crossville Tennessee,  this psychological thriller, follows nineteen-year old Charlotte who enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne to find her estranged sister who has gone missing deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their search leads them to the Church of One Accord and an enigmatic snake-handling preacher named Brother Billy, who's devoted congregation of outcasts knowingly risk injury or death seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. What Wayne and Charlotte uncover during their time on the mountain - about themselves and the nature of faith - will shake them to their core, as the mystery of Charlotte's sister and her fate unravels...

Official Poster Revealed For “The Babadook”

An official poster has been released for Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook”. The film is a perfect bedtime story for showing your children that hell and nightmares are just a dreamtime away! “The Babadook” stars Essie Davis, Hayley McElhinney, and Daniel Hanshall.

Six years after the death of her husband, Amelia struggles to discipline her “out-of-control” six-year-old Samuel – a son she finds difficult to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called “The Babadook” turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. And when Amelia begins to see glimpses of the creature herself, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may well be real.

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“Dead Weight” Out Now On DVD & VOD


deadweightlogoThe horror film “Dead Weight” is out now on DVD & VOD. The film is directed by Adam Bartlett, John Pata andstars Joe Belknap, Mary Lindberg, Michelle Courvais, Aaron Christensen. A festival and critic favorite, Dead Weight has screened at over 20 film festivals. Check out the poster and trailer released by Ruthless Pictures for the thriller. “Dead Weight” is being released by Kino Lorber Films through their Redemption label.

“Dead Weight” is a pulse-pounding survival horror movie in which the humans are more terrifying than the zombies. In the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, the undead take over major cities. Charlie Russell (Joe Belknap) treks through the relative safe zone of the wilderness to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha (Mary Lindberg). As Charlie’s journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his growing thirst for violence.



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Images Released For Supernatural Horror “Haunt”


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Mac Carter’s “Haunt” has released some new images from for the supernatural horror that follows an introverted teen who sparks with his new neighbor, and  begins an exploration of the haunted house that his family has unknowingly just purchased.

 “Haunt” stars  Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato, Harrison Gilbertson, Ione Skye, and Danielle Chuchran. The film hits theatres on March 7th but will have a VOD release on February the 7th courtesy of IFC Midnight.









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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SyFy’s “Scarecrow” DVD Release Details

SyFy original movie “Scarecrow DVD will be released on February 25th 2014 through Cinedigm.
Scarecrow-DVDA gruesome legend comes to life in the pulse-pounding horror film, Scarecrow, arriving on DVD February 25 from Cinedigm. The deadly thriller stars Lacey Chabert ("Party of Five," "Baby Daddy"), Robin Dunne ("Sanctuary") and Brittney Wilson ("Bates Motel").

For years the urban legend of the deadly scarecrow has haunted children, and in one small town, the evil comes to life. During the annual Scarecrow Festival, a group of teens are tasked with working on a local farm. Inspired by the surrounding cornfield, they recount a well-known creepy tale of a terrifying, murderous scarecrow. They soon find that there’s some truth to the story. As darkness falls over the cornfields, a monster is out for blood and the teens must run for their lives.


Teaser Released For FX’s ‘The Strain’ Series


The_Strain_Early_Promotional_ArtThe Strain’ is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.






First Images Released For “Sugar Skull Girls”


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Check out the first promo image for Potent Media’s “Sugar Skull Girls”.  Potent Media, the makers of “Deer Crossing” and  “Apocalypse Kiss” (coming out world wide April 8th) announce the first installment of cast members for their upcoming kids trilogy “POTENT MEDIA’S SUGAR SKULL GIRLS”.


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Potent Media has cast Addy Miller (The Walking Dead, Dark Places) as lead Sugar Skull Girl “Luna”. Michael Berryman (The Devil’s Rejects, The Hills Have Eyes) comes back for his second appearance in a Potent Media Film and John Amplas (Martin, Day of the Dead) will be playing the Russian father to these demonic little brats.


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Potent Media is making three SUGAR SKULL GIRLS films and plans on shooting the first two this summer. The story revolves around three demonic sisters who resemble neo-goth voodoo dolls are accidentally conjured from the other side during a failed attempt to raise a little girl from the dead. With impeccable fashion sense and teen aged angst, the Sugar Skull Girls will stop at nothing to escape the clutches of The Pale Witch, the ruler of The Shadow world.

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On top of releasing three films that already have secured a global distribution deal with Acort International, Potent Media is in the process of creating a toy line based on the characters in the SSG franchise. A teaser for The Sugar Skull Girls will be debuting some time by the end of February.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

How About A Little Sabbath With Your 300!


A new poster and TV spot came out promoting “300: Rise Of The Empire”. How about a little Sabbath with your 300! Check out the spot below that has Ozzy fronted Black Sabbath anthem the coming war. “Rise Of The Empire” hits theatres March 7th 2014 and stars Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Jack O'Connell, and Callan Mulvey.

The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Indie Horror “Red Reunion” In Pre-Production


red reunionRed Reunion” is an indie horror from Main Street Productions written and directed by Tony Palma. The film stars Elizabeth Diaz, Tyler Christie, Ryan Shank, Kimberly Magness, Michael D. O'Connell, Sandra Lawler, Julie Ek, Kylee Cambell, Lance Channing, Megan Rose, Curtis, and Eileen Eryn. “Red Reunion” is currently in pre-production.

A group of former classmates, get together over a weekend for a high-school reunion. Putting the reunion together is Rebecca Crane a formerly shyer girl that gained some national celebrity status after writing a coming-of-age book about a shy girl in high school. After a dozen or so guests show up, and dozens of drinks are consumed the party kicks off into full gear: people catch up, bicker, flirt, and eventually begin getting killed off one by one. At first, no one notices, but by Saturday evening the survivors are confronted by the killer- an unlikely former classmate that has harbored a deep grudge against the graduated class...


First TV Spot For “Pompeii”


pompeiiCheck out the first TV spot for “Pompeii” which offers a visual spectacle of what is sure to be a great viewing experience when the film comes out February 21st 2014. “Pompeii” is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris and Kiefer Sutherland.

A slave turned gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.


 


New Thriller “The Night Crew” Now Shooting In Desert Near Palm Springs


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Premiere Entertainment Group announces today that principal photography has commenced in Palm Springs, CA on its latest feature film THE NIGHT CREW. Directed by Christian Sesma and written by Paul Sloan and Sesma, the movie stars Luke Goss (HELLBOY II), Danny Trejo (MACHETE), Bokeem Woodbine (RIDDICK) and Chasty Ballesteros (FINAL DESTINATION 5). THE NIGHT CREW is being produced by Ryan Noto.

“We are excited to be shooting THE NIGHT CREW in the wild palm spring desert, where we’ve been welcomed with open arms despite our blazing pyrotechnics, machine gun fire and sinister characters running amok with gas masks and machetes,” says Noto. “Not since the days of the Rat Pack have the locals of this desert community seen so many beautiful actresses roaming the town after the martini shot each day. Our dedicated actors and crew are working feverishly to finish this intense and action packed shoot. By virtue of owning my Post house Digital Post Services (DPS), we have on set technology that allows us to simultaneously create a teaser of this highly-anticipated film that will be available for screening in Berlin at Premiere Entertainment’s suite.”

THE NIGHT CREW centers on a group of hard up bounty hunters who must survive the night in a desert motel against a horde of savage cartel killers. They soon realize that their fugitive, a mysterious Chinese woman, is much more than she lets on.

The director of photography is Anthony J. Rickert-Epstein (WE THE PARTY), the editor is Eric Potter (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) with casting by Jennifer Cooper (SCENIC ROUTE, CSI:NY).

Jack Campbell and Elias Axume from Premiere Entertainment Group are handling worldwide distribution and will be introducing the title at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival.





Trailer Released For “The Soulless”

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A trailer has been released for Chris Eilenstine’s “The Soulless”. The film dares you to question what you think you know about the living dead and the people that must battle them. “The Soulless” stars Jennifer Teska, Jason Propst, Kaylin Iannone, Jeff Caplan, Michael Chartier, Braedyn Fraser, Alex Gonzalez, Jake Ottosen, Bob Cleary, Laura Herr, Meghan Buonano, Cal Schwartz, Kendra Zimmer, Robert Kern, Eric Walby and Russ Bucci.

The film follows life after the zombie apocalypse when people immune to the virus that have died begin to return to the earth. Believed to be without souls and condemned as demons these soulless people take on the battle against the undead.

“Deadly Presence” Release Date Set

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A release date has been set for Brain Damage Film’s “Deadly Presence”. The film is directed by Shane Cole and will be released on DVD February 4, 2014. The release will coincide with a VOD release on multiple on demand/ digital formats.  “Deadly Presence” stars Megan Lynn, Kathy Sue Holtorf and Sabrina Carmichael.

Three girlfriends, Andie, Candace and Julie are looking for a night of fun. The three friends decide to stay at an old haunted house where they perform a séance.  Nothing creepy seems to come of their séance session until a few months later when one of the girls leaves a cryptic video message before committing suicide in her bathtub.  Now it’s up to Andie to find the answers before tragedy strikes again.







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