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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Feralia


FeraliaFeralia is the ancient Roman festival to the Manes (spirits of the dead). The festival is was (is) celebrated on February 21st. This day marked the end of Parentalia, a nine-day festival (13–21 February) honoring the dead ancestors. Roman citizens were instructed to bring offerings to the tombs of their dead ancestors which consisted of at least "an arrangement of wreaths, a sprinkling of grain and a bit of salt, bread soaked in wine and violets scattered about.

As concerns public rites nothing of them survives, however on this day as described by Ovid, an old drunken woman (anus ebria) sits in a circle with other girls performing rites in the name of the mute goddess Tacita  who is identified with the nymph Lara or Larunda. The ritual consists of the old woman placing three bits of incense, with three of her fingers, beneath a threshold where a mouse is unknowingly buried. She then rolls seven black beans in her mouth, and smears the head of a fish with pitch, impaling it with a bronze needle, and roasting it in a fire. After she formally declaims the purpose of her actions, as customary in Greco-Roman magic ritual, saying "I have gagged spiteful tongues and muzzled unfriendly mouths" (Hostiles linguas inimicaque uinximus ora)  she departs intoxicated. It is implied through Ovid's choice of words, "hostiles linguas" and "inimicaque ora", that the ritual is intended to curb gossip or ill-intent.

To bring new life to this ancient custom, I intend to leave floral offerings, along with the other items mentioned above, at my altar. My family are all states away from me in various burial places. I will also use the Ovid description as a guide to perform a blessing prayer to ward off ill-will from my enemies while asking for protection against the negative words said against me. Feralia is a perfect pagan tradition to reincorporate back into our 21st Century lives.

Poster Released For “The Sacrament”

Check out the one sheet Magnet Releasing released for Ti West directed “The Sacrament”. The film, produced by Eli Roth, stars Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz and Gene Jones. “The Sacrament” hits VOD May 5th before it’s scheduled limited theatrical run June 6th 2014.

“The Sacrament” follows two Vice media correspondents as they set out to document their friend’s search to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of “Eden Parish,” a self-sustained rural utopia comprised of nearly 200 members. At the centre of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as “Father.” As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.”

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Trailer Released For “Happy Camp”


happy campComing in on the found footage craze pumping horror these days is Drew Barrymore produced “Happy Camp”. The film is directed by Josh Anthony and stars Michael Barbuto, Anne Taylor, Teddy Gilmore, Josh Anthony. Check out the trailer below.

In the vast wilderness of the Klamath National Forest lies the small town of Happy Camp, CA. With a population consisting of only a few hundred souls and buried deep in the mountains, the town is an island unto itself.

Michael has finally gotten the courage to face his past in an attempt to find peace and remember what transpired on that fateful day. Under the provocation of his girlfriend, Mike has reluctantly agreed to allow the experience to be documented. Unfortunately, what he uncovers is a deeper mystery that they may all want to forget.



Check Out Euro Scare “Evil Rising”


Evil-RisingCheck out the European horror flick ‘Evil Rising”. The film is directed by Jarno Lee Vinsencius and stars Demis Tzivis, Livia Emma Tsirk, Peter Hallin, Asko Päivio, Anna Lott and Kase Chlopecki. The film is a paranormal thriller produced by Sweden’s JLV Pictures.

Five paranormal investigators spend a weekend at a haunted mansion to investigate paranormal activity. When one goes missing they realize their lives are in danger.













Release Date Set For “Big Bad Wolf” DVD


Horizon Movies Will Release Controversial Horror-Thriller “Big Bad Wolf”, Special Effects award winner at Fright Night Film Fest and starring Charlie O’Connell.

1143Horizon Movies is proud to announce that it will release the controversial horror-thriller BIG BAD WOLF on DVD on March 4th. Charlie O’Connell, from TV’s “The Bachelor”, stars as a depraved serial killer tormenting his three teenage step-daughters in this twisted take on “The Three Little Pigs”. BIG BAD WOLF was shown in limited screenings at regional horror conventions and film festivals, and won the Best Special Effects award at the 2012 Fright Night Film Fest, where it was also a finalist for Best Picture and Best Actor. It was also an Official Selection at the Burbank International Film Festival and Texas Frightmare Weekend.

The DVD streets on March 4th from Horizon Movies, with a SRP of $26.95, and will feature extra interviews and the trailer.

Also in the cast are Playboy cover model Natasha Alam, Mayra Leal (Machete), and cult genre favorite Clint Howard (The Lords of Salem, Apollo 13, Evilspeak).

In this dark adaptation of The Three Little Pigs, Huff (Charlie O’Connell, “The Bachelor”) is an abusive stepfather to three teenage girls living in rural Southern California. Huff is on the verge of a lucrative drug deal that will finally allow him to escape his miserable life and retire to Mexico in style with his sexy mistress, Laci (Natasha Alam, True Blood).

Huff’s plan begins to unravel when his battered wife, Lorelei (Elina Madison), sends her three daughters away with Huff’s drug money to seek better lives for themselves. This triggers a chain reaction of violence, murder and rage-induced asthma attacks as Huff attempts to locate the three runaways and recover his money. He will huff and puff and tear their lives down.







Trailer Released For Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad‘s “Jinn”


jinnIn the beginning, three were created.  Man made of clay.  Angels made of light.  And a third made of fire.  For centuries, stories of angels and men have captured the imagination and been etched into history crossing all boundaries of culture, religion and time.  These two races have dominated the landscape of modern mythology, shrouding the evidence that a third was ever created.  This third race, born of smokeless fire, was named the jinn.  Modern man has all but forgotten this third race ever existed.  It is time for him to remember…

From the Press Release:

Detroit-based Exxodus Pictures and Freestyle Releasing announce North American wide theatrical release date of April 4, 2014 for JINN, a tension filled supernatural thriller. The film, written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad was produced by Ahmad, Benjamin Dresser, Alan Noel Vega and stars Dominic Rains (“Flight 93”), Serinda Swan (USA’s “Graceland”), Ray Park (“Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace”), Faran Tahir (“Elysium”) and William Atherton (“Die Hard”). Richard Mandell, Najam Syed and Shahid Syed executive produced the film for Exxodus.

The amazing story of JINN involves ancient mythological beings that have rarely been explored in US cinemas. The premise of the jinn concept, known to over 1 billion people around the world, involves ghost-like entities and revolves around creation mythology.

Already generating a substantial amount of early attention, this is the first film to accurately introduce and portray the jinn concept. JINN is also unique in that the vehicle used in the action sequences in the film, known as the “Firebreather,” was designed by the director, Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, and is the first vehicle in motion picture history available to the public for purchase. The “Firebreather” is a V8, 618 horsepower super exotic American muscle car with 50 limited editions being produced as the exact replica of the vehicle in the film. The car, several of which have already been sold, was designed by Exxodus to honor their hometown by creating modern design that fuses the soul of classic, American muscle.

The distribution deal was negotiated by Freestyle’s Co-President Mark Borde, Head of Acquisitions Chris Charalambous and Richard Mandell and Najam Syed from Exxodus Pictures.

“The Exxodus team and I are very excited to be releasing JINN to the world. We have a tremendous responsibility to live up to the collective imagination of the people that already know about the jinn as well as revealing the concept to those who have never heard of it. Freestyle Releasing is the perfect partner as they have had many successes in the genre and we feel they understand the originality of the concept,” said Exxodus’ Ahmad.

“We are happy to be distributing a film that will introduce western audiences to an entirely new, entirely different supernatural concept, and I know that our team is excited to get this movie out to the public,” said Freestyle’s Borde.









First Clip Released For “Dead Sea”


dead seaThe first clip has been released for creature feature “Dead Sea”. It doesn’t really offer much, just a man in a boat, mostly likely being stalked as prey, but we only see the man in the boat and some underwater movement-not much else. “Dead Sea” is due out April 15th, 2014 on DVD. The film is directed by Brandon Slagle 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.

"A Marine Biologist is thrust into the violent paranoia surrounding a town preparing for the return of a legendary serpentine creature."

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Release Date Announced For “Axeman At Cutter’s Creek”

Joston Theney announced word of “Axeman At Cutter’s Creek” upcoming release on his Facebook Page today.

“Axeman At Cutter's Creek”, starring Tiffany Shepis, Brinke Stevens, Elissa Dowling and Jamie Bernadette, with Erin Marie Hogan, Actress Arielle Brachfeld, Nihilist Gelo, Chantelle Albers, Eliza Kiss, Scot Pollard, Dylan Hobbs, Stephen Eith, Carlos Javier Castillo and Paula Tracey Wilson Vasquez, with make-up provided by Super Suzi Hale, "Pookie" aka Rocky Calderon and Elisa Gattoni, DP Tim McCombe, written, directed, and produced by Joston Theney and executive produced by Chris Otiko has a DVD/Blu-ray/VOD street date of May 6, 2014!

axemanatcutterscreekIn this 80’s style horror with a new school twist, nine vacationing twenty-somethings travel to a posh timeshare cabin in Big Bear for a hedonistic weekend. But their weekend of drinking and debauchery soon turns to horror when an axe-wielding local legend comes to life! Desperately clawing for any chance at survival, these once estranged friends must band together to take on the bloody beast that’s kept these woods desolate and the townspeople terrified. This weekend will be one to be dismembered. Because this weekend, these friends will meet the terror that is . . .the Axeman at Cutter’s Creek!


Trailer And Poster Released For “The App”


app-posterRAM Releasing, the genre shingle under New York-based distributor Film Movement, today premieres the US theatrical poster and trailer for the label’s first theatrical release since its launch in late 2013, APP.

A film by Bobby Boermans, it’s the first film made with the intentional inclusion of content on a second, mobile screen. The accompanying app, IRIS, is equipped with sonic technology that triggers additional content during the movie - off-screen text messages between characters, an alternative angle in a scene, and more. Though not required for viewing (and enjoying!) the action-packed APP, the intentional use of the second screen makes it a groundbreaking achievement in the continuing convergence of film and technology.

Anna lives with her best friend Sophie and balances psychology classes with supporting her brother and his recovery following a traumatic motorcycle accident. She’s never far from her cellphone, and after a night of partying in the dorms, Anna wakes up groggy and hung over, only to find that a new app has been inexplicably added to it.

Initially helpful and clever, IRIS soon begins behaving mysteriously, answering personal questions it shouldn’t know the answers to and sending inappropriate images to her contacts. When it becomes clear she can’t simply delete the unwanted, evil app, Anna’s efforts to confront it will set in motion a fearful series of events that will put her life, and that of her roommate and her fragile brother, in fatal danger.

APP, RAM Releasing’s first major release in a year packed with equally impressive genre titles slated for theatrical, digital, and home video distribution, opens in theaters May 9; it will be available day-and-date on all major digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Instant, and Cable VOD. The IRIS app - text IRIS to 97-000 to download for iPhone and Android - works in any viewing environment, from multiplex to living room. The app also includes exclusive character bios and film stills.

"RAM Releasing was created to push boundaries," VP of Distribution Rebeca Conget said. "APP challenges the bad name cellphones have gotten in movie theaters and does it in an entirely ingenious way. Boermans’ film will have you rethinking how you watch movies."


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Details On Horror Comedy “L.A. Slasher”


laslasherPost-production on the independent feature film L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger (Girls Against Boys, The Alphabet Killer), has been completed. Check out the teaser artwork promoting the flick below after reading the rest of the details on this film.

It stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Mischa Barton ("The O.C."), Dave Bautista (Riddick), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Drake Bell ("Drake & Josh"), Brooke Hogan ("Hogan Knows Best"), Tori Black (Not Another Celebrity Movie), and the voice of Andy Dick ("NewsRadio").

A biting, social satire about reality TV and the glorification of people who are famous for simply being famous, L.A. Slasher explores why it has become acceptable and even admirable for people to become influential and wealthy based on no merit or talent - purely through notoriety achieved through shameful behavior. Incensed by the tabloid culture which celebrates it, the L.A. Slasher publicly abducts a series of reality TV stars, while the media and general public in turn begin to question if society is better off without them.

Says producer Wright, "Celebrity seems to have become a race to see who can push the boundaries of degrading themselves the most and spin it into profit. It seems if you achieve infamy online, regardless of the moral and ethical boundaries crossed, you will be rewarded with a reality TV show, endorsements and branding. Actions that were once considered shameful are now celebrated and rewarded. The L.A. Slasher is here to end that."

Added writer and director Owen, "Hopefully we’ll tap into the zeitgeist of tabloid pop culture with L.A. Slasher. It was my intent to do so, in a fun, super-stylized, neon-lit, hyper-kinetic kind of way, with a character I think people will respond to and really, really like. I had a great time making this film, and I think that audiences, particularly those that find America’s cultural obsession with faux-celebrity as ridiculous as I do, will have a great time watching it."

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Trailer Released For Australian Apocalypse “These Final Hours”

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Check out the trailer for Australian apocalypse film “These Final Hours”. The film is directed by Zak Hilditch and stars Jessica De Gouw, Sarah Snook and Nathan Phillips. “These Final Hours” was developed through Screen Australia's Springboard program and with the assistance of ScreenWest. "What would you do on the last day on Earth?" “These Final Hours” tells the story of a self-obsessed young man (Nathan Phillips) as he makes his way to the party-to-end-all-parties on the last day on Earth.

It's the last day on Earth, twelve hours before a cataclysmic event will end life as we know it. A troubled young man named James makes his way across a lawless and chaotic city to the party to end all parties. However, along the way he ends up saving the life of a little girl named Rose, desperately searching for her father. Stuck with the unexpected burden of resonsibility, James is forced to come to terms with what really matters in life and helps Rose find her father which ultimately leads him on a path to redemption.

Anchor Bay To Release “House Of Dust”


xhouse-of-dust.jpg.Redding House Asylum. For some, it’s a distant reminder of a time when medical treatment of the clinically insane bordered on torture. For an unsuspecting group of college students, it’s the first stop on a journey into terror!

On May 20th, Anchor Bay Entertainment unlocks “House of Dust” on DVD. The chilling possession shocker features a hot young cast including Inbar Lavi (Street Kings 2: Motor City, Underemployed), Steven Grayhm (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Eddie Hassell (The Kids Are Alright, Jobs), Holland Roden ("Teen Wolf"), John Lee Ames (Days of Darkness), Alesandra Assante, Joy Lauren ("Desperate Housewives"), Nicole Travolta ("Two and a Half Men"), and Stephen Spinella ("24"). House of Dust is priced to own with a $19.98 SRP.

Emma (Lavi) is one of the bright new faces at Camden College. Plagued with visions and voices all her life, she’s now trying to move past her personal demons of schizophrenia and substitute hallucinations with higher learning. Emma joins her friends when they break into the shuttered remnants of the abandoned Redding House Asylum on campus. When they accidentally shatter canisters holding the ashes of former mental patients and subsequently inhale the dust-filled air, they’re soon possessed by the souls once held within them. One of them happens to be a convicted serial killer from 1959…

Inspired by true events, “House of Dust” opens the door to a nightmare of murder and mayhem.






Teaser Trailer For “Darkness On The Edge of Town”


darknessedgetownCheck out the teaser trailer for Patrick Ryan’s “Darkness On The Edge Of Town”. The film stars Emma Eliza Regan, Emma Willis, Brian Gleeson, Chris Fitzgerald, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Clodagh Downing, Sam Monaghan and centers around a troubled teenage sharpshooter who decides to avenge the death of her estranged sister after she is found murdered in a public bathroom. “Darkness..” is a dark, neo-western drama.


darknessedgetown1'Darkness On The Edge Of Town' tells the story of Cleo Callahan (Emma Eliza Regan), a teenage sharpshooter who decides to avenge the death of her estranged elder sister after she is found murdered in a public bathroom. Unbeknown to Cleo, her best and only friend Robin O'Riley (Emma Willis) is the murderer she's sworn to kill.



All Channel Films, Inc. Picks Up Horror Anthology “World Of Hurt”


Less than a month after word came out of the film adaptation of Thomas Tessier’s “World Of Hurt”, a anthology based on short stories collection REMORSELESS & GHOST MUSIC, distribution rights have been acquired. Thomas Tessier’s “World Of Hurt” will include adaptations of “I Remember Me,” “In Praise of Folly,” The Infestation at Ralls,” “The Ventriloquist,” and “Evelyn Grace.” All shorts will be directed by five different directors. Read the full details of the distribution deal below. 

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All Channel Films, Inc. will provide domestic (U.S.) and Canadian distribution for the 2014 anthology film THOMAS TESSIER’S WORLD OF HURT.

All Channel Films, Inc. is a distribution company with over 26 years in North American distribution. They have successfully placed films and products in all the available distribution outlets, including all cable channels, Internet outlets as well as DVD, VOD, and any other market for domestic distribution.

Seth J. Kittay, President of All Channel Films, Inc., stated that, “I have known Tom for years and am aware of his work and look forward to handling distribution of this great project.”

This is the first time Tessier’s short stories will be brought to the screen. Five directors (identities forthcoming) will helm the THOMAS TESSIER’S WORLD OF HURT anthology.
 






Blu-ray/DVD Release Details For “Big Bad Wolves”


Magnolia Home Entertainment and Magnet Releasing has announced the Blu-ray/DVD release of Israeli horror “Big Bad Wolves”. The film comes from “Rabies” horror duo Aharon Keshales and Navot Papsuahdo. “Big Bad Wolves” will be available on April 22nd, 2014 and stars Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Kienan, Tzahi Grad and Dov Glickman. Check out the cover artwork.

bigbadwolvesA series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge, a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law, and the main suspect in the killings - a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.

Origin Releasing Acquires “Lazarus”


Lazarus-teaser-poster-2Writer/director Thomas J. Churchill’s (Syfy’s Monster Man, Emerging Past) 1957 styled zombie film Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead tells the story of the beginning of the zombie apocalypse and is scheduled for a July 2014 summer release through Origin Releasing.

Established in late 2012, Origin’s team of executives have over 100 years of experience in distribution, production and acquisitions for disc distribution, VOD, television and theatrical. “We are very excited to be working with Thomas and his team at Church Hill Productions and look forward to being a part of the distribution of his films,” stated Brian Jaynes, COO at Origin.

“The film will be available everywhere, including but not limited to Redbox and all wholesale stores such as Walmart and Best Buy and will also be available on all major cable and satellite providers for VOD, including Netflix, iTunes and more,” stated Churchill.

Produced by Churchill and David M. Parks with cinematography by Wolfgang Meyer, Lazarus revolves around the character of George Lazarus (Ray Capuana), an insurance investigator who schedules routine interviews with twelve employees of the Deadly Sin Cigarette Company upon the receipt of a rather suspicious insurance claim. In the process, he learns that all twelve had recently been fired for being sick at the job, and then subsequently and without a trace, they disappeared. Two weeks later, with Lazarus now a missing person, his heart-sick fiancée Bethany Loomis (Natalie Victoria) and Chip (Kevin Franklin) undertake the task of finding him. While retracing his steps, they learn that what was initially regarded as a simple fraud investigation case may actually be the beginning of the end of the human race.

Set in Hollywood in 1957, the film also stars Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night), Brooke Lewis (iMurders), Josh Hammond (Jeepers Creepers 2), James Duval (Sushi Girl), Brian Andrews (Halloween), Janet Tracy Keijser (House on Haunted Hill), Kenneth J. Hall (The Puppet Master), Krista Grotte and Taylor Morgan Lewis. Roy Knyrim’s SOTA FX provides the special effects, with Clayton Brickert and Robert Giddens assisting.

“What we are hoping for audiences to take from their viewing experience of the film,” explains Churchill, “is that we want them to say, ‘If Hitchcock told a zombie film, this would be it.’ I think it’s a very intense, graphic and fresh entry to the zombie genre, and we want them to want more as this is the first in a proposed Lazarus trilogy.”







Trailer And Even More Stills From “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

Keeping with “Guardians Of The Galaxy” news updates, check out the first trailer to be released. Plus tons more stills from the film.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team--the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits--Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon; Groot, a tree-like humanoid; the deadly and enigmatic Gamora; and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand--with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

In theatres August 1st 2014. “Guardians Of The Galaxy” is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batiste and Vin Diesel.



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Three New Images From “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

Check out the latest images from “Guardians Of The Galaxy”. The film hits theatres on August 1, 2014. Directed by James Gunn and will continue Marvel’s domination on comics to film blockbusters. “Guardians Of The Galaxy” stars Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batiste and Vin Diesel.

The Guardians stories converge in the space prison Kyln. After the characters break out, they venture to Knowhere (the severed head of a celestial being that serves as a hangout for aliens) and visit the weird menagerie of the Collector (Benicio Del Toro). They also have to avoid two villains, Ronan (Lee Pace) and Nebula (Karen Gillan), who are in hot pursuit of Quill’s orb, which has the power to destroy the galaxy.

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My Review Of Combustion By Daniel W. Kelly


combustionDaniel W. Kelly’s Combustion is an erotic horror novel that explores culture clashes , gay fetish lifestyles and community support all in a vividly detailed, exploration of trash cult literature. I must admit that this is my first time reading horror erotica, I have read the trashy gay novels that you can purchase at the adult bookstores, and horror novels are my sweet spot. I guess I am stating that the blend of erotica and horror is not my normal cup of tea, but Daniel W. Kelly’s Combustion is an entertaining, bit of trash literature that would be the written equivalent of cinema trash like “Midnight Movie” and “Mania”.

Combustion follows a gay community under attack from different elements who either want control or don’t want the gays defining a town’s identity. With bizarre deaths that are almost supernatural, different factions of a community divided in protest and turf, explorations in gay fetish culture and a basic celebration of classic crime noir, this novel offers an in-your-face, complex, somewhat exaggerative  look at how challenging it can be for LGBT people to find and build a place to call home. After the recent death of a prominent member of the gay community in Kremfort Cove, private detective Deck Waxer sets out to solve a case that has literally set the community on fire.

The story is a standard whodunit  that is stacked with gay erotica situations, creative horror elements and deliciously exploitative stereotypes. The arch is between the start of the story is a cleverly controlled decent into dark satire, and thrilling horror. Combustion isn’t a novel for all horror fans and I am not certain if the story is appealing to all blended erotica fans. I didn’t relate to a lot of what framed this book when it came to the fetish stuff, but I found it fun, amusing reading about a subculture of my community that I never quite understood. I have never really been big on exploring fetishes (I am kind of boring that way-but not judging). It was very informative, I actually learned a lot from these characters, although I do feel that these characters were extreme representations of the subcultures within the gay community.

The juxtaposition between the erotica and the horror was a nice, even-paced ride. Not to mention that the story lead into a dark “last act” that really hits the horror aspect full on. My only critic for the novel was the complete, elaborate attention paid to the erotica portion of the story that seemed to b lacking somewhat with the horror portion. I would have loved more horror and less erotica. That is just me, but with that being said I really enjoyed the experience of learning about horror erotica and will continue reading Daniel W. Kelly’s novels.

Monday, February 17, 2014

RP Kahl’s “Angel Express” Gets North American Release


MVD6085DFollowing the success of his Lola nominated erotic drama “BEDWAYS” (released in North America by Strand) German actor, director and provacateur RP Kahl's debut feature “ANGEL EXPRESS” has been given a North American street date of February 18th 2014, fifteen years after its completion.

 The release of “ANGEL EXPRESS” continues the work of DVD label, Jinga Films who specialize in identifying important independent European film-makers and releasing their earlier films in North America.

Set in the newly reunified Berlin, “ANGEL EXPRESS” follows a top photographer, a hooker, a businessman and a novice gun-runner caught up in a whirlpool of deadly events as they seek the ultimate experience. The film stars Chris Hohenester, Wilfried Hochholdinger, Ulrike Panse, Dave Allert, RP Kahl, Laura Tonke, Doreen Jacobi and Eva Habermann. Check out the trailer below.

“House Of Good & Evil” Opens It’s Doors April 1st On DVD


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Neck-hairs will stand on end with the arrival of award-winning fright-flick “House of Good and Evil”, premiering on DVD this April from Phase4 Films. In the tradition of “The Amityville Horror”, the film is a mind-bending countryside horror about dedication, grief, and insanity. Check out the trailer and some cool movie stills below.

“House of Good and Evil” played various high-profile festivals where it's won over critics and horror fans alike, taking Best Picture at the 2013 Twin Rivers Media Festival, and called  '“One of the best psychological horror films I saw this year”' by online horror hub Horror on Screen. The film is directed by David Mun and stars Rachel Marie Lewis, Christian Oliver, Marietta Marich, Jordan Rhodes and Rob Neukirch.

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.


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‘Hillbilly Horror Show’ Premieres March 1

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Creepshow meets Elvira with HILLBILLY HORROR SHOW premiering March 1, a new online series, promoting the best short films from the world of horror.

Each week, HILLBILLY HORROR SHOW will showcase some of the best shorts the genre has to offer - and provide plenty of laughs (and a few beer burps!) along the way. The fun, 1 hour comedy show is hosted by Bo, Cephus and their hot kissing cousin, Lulu (whose 'Smo-Kin' Tee is a star of it's own)!

Playing the hillbilly hosts are horror stars Bo Keiser (House of Good and Evil, The Cabining) and Scott Geiter, aka “Gruesome Hertzogg,” of Gruesome Hertzogg Radio, with  Internationally-renowned model and actress Rachel Faulkner (Burn Notice, Chef) as Lulu.  Blu de Goyler serves as head writer.

The first horror short to be showcased on the show is the award-winning Franky and the Ant, which you can check out below along with some promo pics of the guys on set. For the latest on Hillbilly Horror Show, bookmark  http://hillbillyhorrorshow.com.

Franky and The Ant (trailer) from Billy Hayes on Vimeo.
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