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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Diggin’ The Official Poster For “Love In The Time Of Monsters”

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Check out the poster for Matt Jackson directed “Love In The Time Of Monsters”. The creature-feature meets horror-comedy stars Doug Jones, Kane Hodder, Mike McShane, Heather Rae Young, Shawn Weatherly and Gena Shaw in the Bigfoot flick. “Love In The Time of Monsters” will premiere at this year’s Cinequest Film Festival on March 8th. The film will have a midnight showing with two more viewing opportunities on the 10th and 15th. Hit this link to get all the details on “Love In The Time Of Monsters” at Cinequest.

Sisters Carla and Marla venture to “Uncle Slavko’s All-American Family Lodge” to surprise Carla’s fiancé, Johnny. But shortly after their arrival, Johnny and his co-workers fall victim to a super-cocktail of toxic waste, transforming them into primal, psychotic killers a.k.a PsychoMonkeys! The PsychoMonkeys kill their way back to the lodge, where new victims await!

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Also check out the new video from Thunderdikk for their song “Magnum Love” which is featured in the film.

Trailer Released For Latvian Horror “Hybrid Vigor”


hybrid vigorA new 2014 trailer has been released for the Latvian horror film “Hybrid Vigor”, a film I have blogged about before back in early 2013 while the film was in production. Well production is over and “Hybrid Vigor”  is edging closer to a release date. The film is directed by Brandon Fowler and stars Velta Buka, Jevgenija Mirosnicenko, Mike Altmann, and Zane Frolova.

“Hybrid Vigor” began production back in March 2013 and was 100% funded through Kickstarter. Set in Latvia, “Hybrid Vigor” is about life, death, violence, morality, immortality, love, and loss in the USSR during Soviet times, and in present day Latvia.

The film is the story of a mysterious girl found living in a remote Latvian forest who is captured by police and taken to a mental institution in Riga, Latvia. She doesn’t speak, but seems to understand everything. She doesn’t sleep, but never acts tired. Who is she and where is she from? And could she be connected to the disappearance of a little girl in the same area 20 years earlier?

I Like The SXSW Poster Of “Holy Ghost People”

I like the nods to classic styles of the 60’s and 70’s that show up in the SXSW poster for “Holy Ghost People”. The film is set to show at the SXSW Film Festival on March 10, 2014. “Holy Ghost People” will be released in a limited theatrical run on February 27st, just days after it’s February 18th VOD release courtesy of XLRator Media, who picked up distribution for the film.

In this psychological thriller, nineteen-year old Charlotte 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...

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Release Details For Jerome Sable‘s “Stage Fright”


singuntilyouscreamWord has come out that Magnet Releasing has picked up horror musical “Stage Fright”. The film has a world premiere set for March 7-16 during the SXSW Film Festival 2014. That will be followed by an April 3rd VOD, iTunes  release. There is a theatrical release planned for a limited run on May 9th 2014. 

“Stage Fright” brings back the musical with a horror twist. The film is about a music theater camp terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater. “Stage Fright” stars Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Kent Nolan, Melanie Leishman, Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf. For some reason the fact that Meatloaf is in this one I feel it will be more Rocky Horror as opposed to the Devil’s circus, probably just my hoping for more musicals that embraces horror but with the bitchin’ display of campy, melodrama that is amped up to a rock ‘n’ roll  vibe.

“Stage Fright” follows a starry-eyed teenager, Camilla Swanson, who wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.

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A Trailer Surfaces For The Long Awaited “Odd Thomas” Adapted By Dean Koontz’s Best Seller


oddthomasI have yet to read this book series from Dean Koontz but I am glad to that the film adaptation of “Odd Thomas  is moving forward and becoming more active with promotion of the film. I know that movies always fall short of telling the compelling tale resting within the pages of a novel but most of my Koontz experience has been through film and television. I am pretty impressed with this promo trailer for the film that released recently giving us a closer glimpse into the Odd Thomas world on screen. The film is directed by Stephen Sommers and stars Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nico Tortorella, Patton Oswalt, and Willem Dafoe.

Odd ThomasOdd Thomas (Yelchin) tells the story of a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice and he finds himself helping police solve a crime. Occasionally, they prevent one.


One day, however, a mysterious man comes to town with a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world’s worst killers and a pack of hyena-like shades that follow him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. What happens next is a mysterious battle between light and darkness.

“Odd Thomas” will see a limited theatrical release on February 28th and I am pretty much sold on this based solely on the fact that Anton Yelchin is simply ambrosial both in looks and talent. Plus Willem DeFoe is sickly captivating in pretty much everything he does. “Odd Thomas”  should be an interesting watch.
 
 




New Teaser Poster For Hammer Film’s “The Quiet Ones”


Check out the new teaser poster for “The Quiet Ones”, inspired by true events. The film has been one of my most anticipated films nearing release. It also takes that definite, step of validation marking the 21st Century return of Hammer Horror. I feel all is write with my world once more and that has a lot to do with the return of this iconic studio who defined what horror was in the first half of the 20th Century.

“The Quiet Ones” is directed by John Pogue and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Rory Fleck-Byrne, Olivia Cooke. Lionsgate has just unleashed the teaser poster showing a very modern embrace of the retro appeal of the Gothic, romance that studios had toward the classic, gothic love affair we had with the supernatural and paranormal story telling. “The Quiet Ones” is due out April 25th, the film comes from the producers of “Let Me In” and “The Woman In Black”.

A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students, led by their determined professor (Jared Harris of Mad Men), are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.


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Does The Trailer For “Haunt” Brings The Chill Factor


haunt[3]Check out the trailer for the upcoming supernatural thriller “Haunt” starring Jacki Weaver, Liana Liberato, Harrison Gilbertson, Ione Skye, Danielle Chuchran and Jan Broberg. The film hits theatres on March 7th 2014 in select locations.

 “Haunt” is directed by Mac Carter who (based solely on the trailer) seems to do a good job of creating the creepy atmosphere, an almost like a shadowy ominous cloud of apprehension.  Anyway it looks pretty creepy and had my attention. Hope the full film gives me the full monty of chilling supernatural thrills. Man I hope it doesn't disappoint..

“Haunt” follows an introverted teen who sparks a relationship with his new neighbor, and together they begins to explore the haunted house that the family has unknowingly purchased.






The Trailer Released For Horror/Comedy “Zombeavers”


zombeaversYeah it is a literal interpretation of the wicked little hyperbole. Actual zombie beavers create some carnage when a college group of friends cross their path. “Zombeaver” is directed by Jordan Ruben and stars Bill Burr, Cortney Palm, Rachel Melvin, Hutch Dano. “Zombeavers” invade our nightmares at the Berlin International Film Festival this year.  Check out the trailer below.


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“Zombeavers” is an action-packed horror/comedy in which a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin are menaced by a swarm of deadly zombie beavers. A weekend of sex and debauchery soon turns gruesome as the beavers close in on the kids. Riding the line between scary, sexy and funny, the kids are soon fighting for their lives in a desperate attempt to fend off the hoard of beavers that attack them in and around their cabin.




Friday, February 7, 2014

My Review Of ‘Apartment 1303” 3D


It is worth mentioning before I write my review of “Apartment 1303” 3D that I state that I have watched the 2007 Japanese film (Totally enjoyed that film), however I will try view the 2012 redo based solely on Michael Taverna’s intended vision.

apartment 1303“Apartment 1303” stars Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay, Julianne Michelle, Corey Sevier, John Diehl, Kathleen Mackey and Jessica Malka. The story is set in Detroit and follows Barton’s character Lara Slate, who searches for answers to her sister’s untimely death that is chalked up to depressed 20-something suicide after “jumping” from the balcony of the new apartment she had just leased. The older Slate sister soon realizes the true state of things in the apartment and building where her sister had planned to call home. Janet looked to leave behind an alcoholic washed-up singer/song-writer mother’s home to make a new independent start.

The story of “Apartment 1303” is classic and still modern enough to set up a really good horror story, paranormal or otherwise. It just works because humans are standard in how they direct their lives in society. We all break the chains of or beginnings to make a new, hopefully better, start in life and that often has us dealing with both horrors and joys, so you would think that Taverna’s film would be tight. It isn’t, but it should have been. Something in the chemistry of this paranormal vision is just not mixing right.

 The acting is pretty B-level, with some a couple of actors giving a better performance, unfortunately the good performances didn’t come from the ones that the film needed to carry this story into a real, and spooky place that would have made this film a proper ghost story. Mischa’s performance was pretty standard Mischa but Julianne Michelle’s acting seemed fake and the gods only know what character Rebecca De Mornay was channeling. It came off to much of a caricature and theatrical for what the overall atmosphere of this film was going for-unless the director asked for camp. Then I guess... I had to make amends with that element of “Apartment 1303” to watch this film completely. Don’t get me wrong the performances were not atrocious, they just didn’t come together (or mix well) to bring the chemistry and plausibility of the characters where they should have been to draw me in.

As for the effects and soundtrack in “Apartment 1303” I can’t say anything bad because it was all pretty well done and should have, or could have rather, made this film pop chillingly. However it was set up, predictable – copy/paste scenarios that fill almost all paranormal horror films that aren’t found-footage. There was no real sudden shock moments that thrilled me, well twice I did jump but mostly I just sat, very frustrated, waiting for the film to end and bitching that it wasn’t as thrilling as it could have been. It just all fell flat.

 The practical effects and spook tricks were nice, so kudos to the FX team on this one-too many to mention in this or I would. The sound department did okay, overall the sound effects walked the line between cool and cliché but it did more to help the film than hurt it. The music is pretty standard but it gave the film it’s only real since of emotional communication between story and me. I personally did not get enough out of “Apartment 1303” to find it entertaining or scary but by all means if you see it in the discount bin or get a good deal for renting it and just wanna check it out-go for it-just don’t expect much.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

DVT Events and Potent Media present “Apocalypse Kiss” DVD RELEASE PARTY


apocalypse kissVT Events and Potent Media present APOCALYPSE KISS DVD RELEASE PARTY. Special guest bands will open the show and the event will be headlined by TRAVIA! They will perform music from the film immediately after the film.

Sunday, March 9th at the TLA Doors open at 4PM. 18+ to enter Tickets are $17.00 Through Potent Media, Travia and Double V Bookings surcharge free! Tickets available online this Wednesday, at livenation.com and tlaphilly.com

Apocalypse Kiss” will have it’s release on April 9th 2014. The film is directed by Christian Grillo and stars Tom Detrik, D.C. Douglas, Carmela Hayslett, Tammy Jean, Michael Berryman, Bonnie Loev, Aimee Cassada.

The film is futuristic science fiction thriller that follows government security agent Jerry Hipple who has been unsuccessfully tracking the city's most infamous criminal-- The Red Harvest Killer. When two nomadic lovers, Katia and Gladys enter the city the death count rises and are being credited as Red Harvest killings. Obsessive compulsive Adrian, the actual Red Harvest Killer becomes furious that the sexy serial killing duo are grabbing media attention under his alias. Not only does Adrian attempt to reclaim his rightful reputation but he also decides to cleverly aid his detective counterpart through the case. All the while, killers and victims alike are unaware the world is about to reach an abrupt catastrophic ending.

New Promo Art For “Don’t Fuck In The Woods”


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Check out the new promo art poster for Concept Media and Shawn Burkett’s “Don’t Fuck In The Woods”. The film is set to this Fall (in time for the Holidays).






“Don’t Fuck In The Woods” takes a group of friends on a camping trip to celebrate graduating college . But once they enter the woods, the proverbial shit starts to hit the fan!

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Release Details Announced For “Hell Of The Living Dead/Rats:Night Of Terror” Blu-ray Double Feature


Blue Underground has announced the Blu-ray Double Feature release for “Hell Of The Living Dead/Rats:Night Of Terror”.

Hell-of-the-Living-DeadHELL OF THE LIVING DEAD: "When The Creeping Dead Devour The Living Flesh! An accident at a chemical plant unleashes a horrific virus, and an elite SWAT team is sent to New Guinea to investigate. But when they arrive on the hellish island, they discover a plague of flesh-eating zombies as well as a beautiful female reporter who practices nude anthropology. Can the commandos survive this cannibal rampage, uncover a shocking government secret, and still find time for the occasional cross-dressing before the ravenous hordes of the living dead infect the entire world?

Directed by the notorious Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL), this ‘80s Italian gut-muncher is infamous for its eye-popping gore, jaw-dropping dialogue and heart-stopping use of inappropriate stock footage. Also known as VIRUS, NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIES and even ZOMBIE CREEPING FLESH, HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD has been newly transferred in shocking High Definition from the original uncut and uncensored negative!"

RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR: "Mutants Of A Nuclear Disaster! In the year 225 A.B. (After the Bomb), a group of post-apocalyptic bikers discover an abandoned research laboratory filled with food, water… and thousands of rats. But these are no ordinary vermin; these are super-intelligent mutant rodents with a ravenous appetite for human flesh. Can a bunch of heavily armed but not-too-bright human scavengers survive a night of terror against the most hungry and horrific predators on earth?

Directed by the notorious Bruno Mattei (WOMEN’S PRISON MASSACRE), this hilarious Italian shocker is filled with over-the-top gore, bottom-of-the-barrel dialogue and attacks by what appear to be thousands of painted guinea pigs, all capped with a twist ending that must be seen to be believed. Also known as RATS OF MANHATTAN and BLOOD KILL, RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR has been newly transferred in flesh-ripping High Definition from the original uncut and uncensored negative!" *Story thanks to Derek Anderson!

Bonus Features:
Hell Rats Of The Living Dead - Interview with Director Bruno Mattei
Theatrical Trailer
Poster & Still Galleries
Technical Specs:
Color
DTS-HD Mono
English
English SDH, French, Spanish
1.85:1
1980 / 1984
101 / 97 Mins.
Not Rated
Region: ALL





Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SGL Entertainment Signs 3 Picture Deal with Award Winning Italian Horror Filmmaker Massimiliano Cerchi


max1SGL Entertainment has just signed a deal to distribute three of Massimiliano Cerchi’s most terrifying horror films including: Holy Terror, Hellinger and Carnage: The Legend of Quiltface aka Carnage Road.

Massimiliano (Max) Cerchi is an award winning horror film director and producer. Born in Italy, he moved to study and work in USA. He started his first movie in 1993. He works from concept-to-completion on each film, developing the ideas, assembling the creative team, & delivering a finished production to the distributor. In every project, he is part filmmaker/part consultant/part workaholic. His distinctive approach to filmmaking has attracted a client list that includes celebrities, rock stars and other filmmakers.

“There is always a huge demand for horror movies” quotes Jeffrey A Swanson President of SGL Entertainment “and Max knows how to deliver the goods”.

holyterror4posterJeffrey A Swanson and Damien Dante partners at SGL Entertainment are planning to release these movies to a whole new audience in the “VOD” Video On Demand Market. SGL Entertainment works with a large number of partners including Linda Nelson and Michael Madison with Indie Rights Distribution. Some of the services we have access to directly and through our partners are: M-GO, iTunes Movies, Roku, X-Box, Amazon, Vimeo, iReel, IndieFlix, Big Star TV and More!!! “Holy Terror” is Now Available on Vimeo On Demand.


HOLY TERROR: Possessed by a demon in life and forced to spend eternity doing the devils bidding in death, a malevolent nun returns to life to torment a young couple and their terrified friends in director Massimiliano Cerchis sacrilegious shocker. A young couple has just moved into their new rental home, and in order to properly break the place in they have invited over a small group of friends for an intimate housewarming party. Soon prompted to experiment with an Ouija board by their sinister landlord, the unassuming partiers inadvertently unleash the murderous spirit of a demonic nun whose evil is so powerful that it cannot be contained to the spiritual realm. This movie contains lots of Gratuitous Nudity and Debauchery, a must see for true horror film fans



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Massimiliano Cerchi is currently working on his next big epic horror film “The House Of Evil” to be shot in 4k and 3D. For more info on Massimiliano (Max) Cerchi go to:
www.facebook.com/massimiliano.cerchi
Watch More SGL Entertainment Movies On Demand at:
www.sglmoviestore.com/vod/vimeo-movies-on-demand
For More Info on SGL Entertainment Go To:
www.sglentertainment.com




Film Chest Gives HD Restoration To Cult Classic “Bloodlust”

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Film Chest Media has restored the cult classic “Bloodlust” with a release date set for March 4th on DVD.

A wealthy hunter meets his new prey when two couples dock their boat on his private island in Bloodlust – available for the first time in full HD restoration from the original 35mm film elements – coming to DVD March 4 from Film Chest Media Group. “Bloodlust” is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4 x 3 and original sound.

Filmed in 1959 and released in 1961, Bloodlust – starring Robert Reed (The Brady Bunch, The Defenders), June Kenney (Earth vs. the Spider), Joan Lora (Sorority Girl) and Eugene Persson (Earth vs. the Spider, The Party Crashers) – was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 in 1994, quickly becoming a cult classic.

A group of young adults on a boat excursion become the prey of a sadistic hunter when the two couples come across an uncharted tropical island, which they soon find is inhabited by a wealthy recluse and his staff.

While their host is initially hospitable, the four investigate and find themselves in the clutches of Dr. Albert Balleau (Wilton Graff, Lili, Lust for Life), whose hobby is hunting both animals and humans. He quickly reveals his true purpose … to hunt down and kill each of his visitors, as he has done with everyone unlucky enough to set foot on his island.

“Memory Of The Dead” Release Details Announced


Memory-of-the-DeadArtsploitation Films have announced the DVD and VOD release of “Memory Of The Dead/La Memoria del Muerto”. The film is a stylish, indie horror film from Argentina. It is directed by Valentin Javier Diment. “Memory Of The Dead” premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2012 and played in fifteen film festivals around the world.  The film won best film at Mexico’s Feratum Film Fest.
“Memory of the Dead” comes to DVD and VOD on February 25th with a SRP of $29.95 and bonus features including trailers.

Argentina’s “Memory of the Dead” boasts some terrifying FX set-pieces bathed in a candy-colored visual palette that makes Mario Bava’s gothic classics look monochromatic by comparison. Following the sudden death of her husband, Alicia assembles all his friends at a vast country manor for a reading of his final letter. But Alicia also has other plans in mind – helping her husband return from the grave with a spell that will put all of the gathered guests in mortal danger. Memory of the Dead is a stylish, supernatural shocker that is scary, hysterical and packed with mind-boggling visuals. (Now how is that for a titillating description!)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DVD Artwork Revealed For “Dead Sea” Release

Check out the DVD artwork for the upcoming release of creature-feature horror “Dead Sea”. The film hits shelves on April 15th, 2014 and stars Alexis Iacono, Britt Griffith, Jw Wiseman, Brandon Slagle, Devanny Pinn, James Duval, Chanel Ryan, Candace Kita, Jennifer Woods, Dillon Paigen, Ryan Kiser, Mel Turner.
Dead-Sea-dvd-cover“Dead Sea” is directed by Brandon Slagle and follows a Marine Biologist who is thrust into the violent paranoia surrounding a town preparing for the return of a legendary serpentine creature.

All legends have some basis in FACT. 2002 – Afghanistan, American troops KIER THAN and CASTOR POLLUX investigate the disappearance of a squadron of SEALS over a reservoir near the Afghan border. The disappearance is attributed to a “serpent beast” which is said to re-appear every thirty years in various areas of the planet to feed. Though their initial instinct is to brush off the story and investigate further, they have a special connection to this “beast”.

Present Day, Southern California – Castor and Kier – back at home and now involved in various miscreant activities in the region – witness what to many may be an unexplained phenomena – the mass of water that the town which they call home is located on is experiencing the drastic dying off of its marine life. The state is called in and a specialist named Victoria Amissus – herself a native of the town – is called in to investigate. However, Castor and Kier know what is actually going on – they know that this great serpent has returned to their home, and now must prepare the town for their “offering”.


“Kiss The Devil In The Dark” Crowd Funding Started


xkiss-the-devil-in-the-dark-promo-artCheck out the crowd funding campaign over at Kickstarter for “Kiss The Devil In The Dark”. The film is showing some awesome concepts and special effects talent. Look at the creature work below the promo and info about the film. “Kiss The Devil In The Dark” has Rebecca Martin and Jonathan Martin tagged as directing the film which Rebecca Martin co-wrote with Blake Cassleman. The film is set to star Dameon Clarke, Doug Jones, Amrita Acharia, Gary Reimer, Rick Macy, Sonya Macari, Johnny Call, Brian Higgins, Jake Stormoen, Amy LIa.

"Kiss the Devil in the Dark" is a dark fantasy film from the creators of "An Evening with My Comatose Mother," the most awarded horror short film of all-time. The film is a Faustian tale of demons, magic, love, lust, friendship, betrayal and hell. The story centers around the sorcerer Marcus and his quest to return the woman he loves to him... and the dark lengths he will go through and the secret deeds he will make to ensure her return.



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New Clips For “Sorority Party Massacre”


sorority-party-massacre-posterTwo new clips have surfaced for slasher/comedy/horror “Sorority Party Massacre”. The film hits DVD on February 11th 2014. “Sorority Party Massacre” is directed by Chris Freeman and is a campy comedy of satire of horrific proportion. You can read my review of the film here.  “Sorority Party Massacre” stars Ed ORoss,Kevin Sorbo,Richard Moll, Leslie Eastbrook, Louis Mandylor, Tom Downey, Marissa Skell, Eve Mauro, Yvette Yates, Adrian Kirk, Alison Mei Lan, Rebecca Grant, Casey Fitzgerald.

In danger of losing his badge, a big city detective agrees to aid a small town sheriff in a routine missing persons investigation only to discover that at least one girl has gone missing in this sleepy fishing town each year for the last twenty years. When a body finally emerges on the lake and suspects literally crawl out of the hills, the two lawmen realize they’re being toyed with and to make things worse, the killer seems to have set his eyes on a group of sorority girls who are not only isolated by the lake, but have their own nefarious plans in mind. Outnumbered and out of options, the two lawmen must solve the mystery of the missing girls or suffer the same fate.



 
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“The Machine” Director Caradog James To Direct Horror Pic “Don't Knock Twice”

Content Films has announced that Caradog James will direct “Don ‘t Knock Twice”, a psychological nightmare driven modern twist to an urban legend. Content Films, which is partnering with Red & Black Films, will be handling worldwide presales at the European Film Market in Berlin in February. From a script by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler, “Don't Knock Twice” is set to begin pre-production spring of 2014. Check out the concept artwork below.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

New Poster And Trailer For “Patrick”


Patrick-movie-poster“Patrick” hits theatres on March 14th, 2014 and will be distributed by Phase 4 Films. “Patrick” is the redo of the the cult classic with the same name. It is directed by Mark Hartley and the film is a definite “will have” when it hits DVD/Blu-ray. “Patrick” stars Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, and  Sharni Vinson. I am really excited to see how this remake turns out. The original is in my special horror place “where the films that actually affected me far beyond the viewing experience” reside.

When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move, and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control.






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“Extreme JukeBox” Picked Up By Troma Entertainment

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This movie has tickled my horror bone a bit. The film is a slasher/rock/comedy, ultra low budget(costing 20,000 euros) and in all the cheeky thrilling ways. “Extreme Jukebox” is directed by Alberto Bogo which he co-wrote with Andrea Lionetti. The film is hitting the festival circuit at the moment and receiving some really cool reviews. Troma Entertainment has picked up the film for U.S. Distribution, so I am really eager to check the film out.












A little town is in shock after a series of murders, maybe related to the finding of an LP presumed to be cursed. Jessie Cake, an increasingly popular heavy metal singer, and his girlfriend Chloe will have to face trouble bigger than what they thought…

“Virginia Obscura” VOD Release Details


“Virginia Obscura” is Coming to VOD!

Virginia2The twisty grindhouse-meets-arthouse giallo-style horror film — which stars Matt Mitler (The Mutilator, Basketcase 2), Thomas Kovacs (My Bloody Valentine, Scanners), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Creepozoids), Jessica Cameron (Silent Night, Truth or Dare), Christopher Marrone (The Vampire Diaries, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies), and new blood: Jennie Brown and Ed Conrade — is premiering on Full Moon’s ‘Wizard Studios’ label, and then releasing on worldwide VOD!

Virginia Obscura was selected for the first wave of new releases by Wizard Studios; a relaunch of the iconic ’80s Wizard Video brand that distributed the cult classic horror films Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I Spit On Your Grave, Zombie, and The Driller Killer.

Charles Band (producer of Ghoulies, Re-Animator, Troll, Creepozoids, Dolls, Tourist Trap and many more) and his company Full Moon Features (best known for the Puppet Master series, along with its other horror franchises: Gingerdead Man, Demonic Toys, Subspecies, and Killjoy) have resurrected Wizard with a focus on rising indie filmmakers and their cutting-edge genre films.

“As champions of horror and cult cinema, it’s incredible to have the endorsement of Full Moon and Wizard,” says writer/director Toby Osborne. “Virginia’s bloody quest to find her father couldn’t be more at home.”
Virginia Obscura is premiering/streaming for subscribers of FullMoonStreaming.com on February 21st, prior to the worldwide VOD release on February 22nd.

Pre-order the VOD here – http://vo.vhx.tv/ (streaming + digital downloads in SD, HD and Full HD; region-free and compatible with all devices).







Trailer Released For “Founders Day”


founders dayCheck out the trailer for “Founders Day”. The film is directed by Erik C. Bloomquist and stars Kyle Edward Cranston, Greta Quezada. “Founders Day” is written, directed and produced by Erik C. Bloomquist, a Connecticut-based actor and filmmaker. His recent film Midnight Brew, starring Kyle Edward Cranston and Greta Quezada, recently played the Trinity Film Festival and took home the Screener’s Choice Award. Another project, Laundry Night, will soon enter its third year on international television on ShortsHD TV.

In “Founders Day”, the quaint, suburban town of Fairfield is shaken by the shocking murder of high school student, Melissa Thompson. The prime suspect is jailed, and the residents look to the town’s bicentennial celebration to provide a sense of strength and normalcy. When more bodies turn up, however, the citizens of Fairfield grow increasingly suspicious of one another. With no clear motive, everyone is a suspect.





Psychological Thriller “Mad In Italy” Gets U.S. Distribution

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The new Italian independent horror movie, “Mad In Italy”, has landed US distribution with Elite Entertainment. The film is a disturbing psychological thriller based on true events of one girl’s fight to stay alive against the terror of  a young serial killer.

 “Mad In Italy” features an  original score by Mario Salvucci (Jessika Rabid by M. Reel, Silent Night Zombie Night by S. Cain, Sand sharks by M. Atkins, Rise of the dinosaurs by A. Fanhauser) and cinematography by the talented Italian director of photography Mirco Sgarzi (House of Flesh Mannequins by D. Cristopharo, Orgy of Blood by C. Creepersin, Zombie massacre by Boni-Ristori).

“Mad In Italy” is directed by Paolo Fazzini and stars Gianluca Testa, Eleonora Bolla, Rodolfo Medina, Andrea Debruyn, Giovanni Maria Buzzatti, Philippe Guastella, Maurizio Vannicola, Paolo Sciamanna. The film is the first italian feature film talking about financial crisis, home loans, dirty politicians and...serial killer.



Trailer And Poster For “Alice D”


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Check out the trailer and poster for supernatural thriller “Alice D”. The film is directed by Jessica Sonneborn and stars Kane Hodder, Al Snow, Megan Hensley, Juan Reidinger, Aaron Massey, Kristina Page, Eliza Swenson, Chanel Ryan, Michael Reed, Julianne Tura, Jessica Sonneborn, Josh Hammond, and Barry Ratcliffe.















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In the late 1890s the Davenport House was a famous and successful brothel, until a young prostitute named Alice killed herself there. After her death, the brothel became haunted by Alice's ghost, and was eventually abandoned. More than a century later, the old structure is renovated into a beautiful mansion. It is still rumored to inhabit the ghost of Alice. Despite this, the new owner; the rich and arrogant heir to the Davenport fortune, decides to throw a wild party for his first night in the house





Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cast Announced For “No Reasons”


The cast has been announced for Hawken Rhodes’ “No Reasons”. Marc Bannerman, Lucinda Rhodes, Roland Manookian, Elisha Applebaum, Lorraine Stanley, Daniel Smales, Scott Mullins, Jazz Lintott, Jon Guerriero, Daniel Peacock, Dexter Koh, Jessie Williams, and Holly Boeva have all signed on for the Spencer Hawken directed project.

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When Jodie goes missing, her parents are left behind to pick up the pieces. They frantically try every option to get her to come home, or for her kidnappers to release her. While they search the mortuaries looking for clues, a private investigator discovers a murky world and a terrible secret everyone wants to keep.

Poster Released For “Grand Piano”

Check out the promo poster released for “Grand Piano” starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack. The film is directed by Eugenio Mira and also stars , Allen Leech, Tamsin Egerton, Dee Wallace, and Kerry Bishé. Moments before his comeback performance, a concert pianist who suffers from stage fright discovers a note written on his music sheet.

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“Toxin” DVD/VOD Release Date


Toxin-DVDXLrator Media announces a June 10th DVD release for “Toxin”. The film we release on VOD as early as April 15th 2014 leading up to the DVD release. “Toxin” is directed by Tom Raycove and stars Karina Carreck, Kyra Zagorsky, Paul Lazenby, Patrick Sabongui and Philip Granger.

Lieutenant John Paxton wants revenge against the government he and his men swore their lives to defend. The very government that abandoned and betrayed him, leaving him to die after a secret biological warfare experiment went horribly wrong. John will discover revenge is a journey that will ultimately leave millions infected, countless dead, and the lucky few survivors struggling to find the last safe corner for humanity.

“Murder In Miami” DVD Release Details


murder in miamiIn the tradition of De Palma's “Body Double”, “Murder In Miami” premiering on DVD this February 25th. The film is a sizzling hot cocktail of thrills, sex and suspense written/directed by Will Vazquez. “Murder In Miami” stars Joseph Myers, Caroline Gutierrez, Oscar A. Diaz, Andy Sottilare and Alexandra Adomaitis.

“Murder In Miami” follows a successful fashion photographer (Joseph Myers) who is wrongly accused of murdering several beautiful young models.  As more women are murdered,  finds himself in a race to clear his name and save his own life, and in the process, uncovers some dark secrets hidden behind the glass and concrete facade of the magic city.









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