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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Libertas (In Honor Of Liberty/Freedom)


libertasLibertas (Latin for Liberty) is the Roman goddess and embodiment of liberty. The spring festival in honor of Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty, is celebrated on April 13.  Libertas is one of the most popular Roman dieties and her name is Freedom. She is an ancient goddess dating back to the beginning of the Republic. 

The daughter of Jupiter and Juno, she is depicted as a Roman matron arrayed in white, holding in one hand a broken scepter, and in the other a pike surmounted by a pileus, or cap.  Both were symbols of emancipation; i.e., Roman slaves were released from bondage by a ritual which they were touched with a wand and given a stocking cap as a symbol of their freedom. 

Libertas, along with other Roman goddesses, has served as the inspiration for many modern-day symbols, including the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in the United States of America. According to the National Park Service, the Statue's Roman robe is the main feature that invokes Libertas and the symbol of Liberty from which the Statue derives its name.

April 13th is also the 2nd day of Cerealia in honor of the goddess Ceres (here)

“Found Footage 3D” Update

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Found Footage 3D” seems to be on track with recent pre-production moving forward. The team behind the film have hired their crew and found their location in Gonzales, TX, about 70 miles east of San Antonio. A great step forward considering it took almost a year to find just the right spot for this indie horror film to be directed by S. DeGennaro.

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The cabin above will be the creepy location setting a scene of found footage terror for a story that follows a group of low-budget filmmakers who set out to make “the first 3D found footage horror film,” but find themselves *in* the first 3D found footage horror film when the evil entity from their movie escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.







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Filming on “Found Footage 3D” begins in May with 90% of production taking place at this creepy location. The scenes that don't take place in or near the cabin will be shot in Austin, Dale, and one other yet-to-be determined Central Texas location.

Check Out The Tribeca Festival Trailer For Alastair Orr’s “Indigenous”


IndigenousA Tribeca International  Film Festival trailer has been released for Alastair Orr’s creature feature “Indigenous”. The film stars Zachary Soetenga, Sofia Pernas, Pierson Fode, Jamie Anderson, Lindsey McKeon, and Juanxo Villaverde in a tense thriller about the cryptid chupacabra. “Indigenous” premieres at this year’s TIFF April 20th,  2014.

In the ultimate vacation-gone-wrong scenario, the pic focuses on five friends who travel to Panama to rest and reconnect. Things take a turn when they befriend a local woman in their hotel bar—and despite some ominous whispers—she goes against the specific instructions of her brother and brings the Americans on a day trip into the pristine falls at the nearby jungle. What begins as an innocent outing quickly turns terrifying after she suddenly goes missing and they become prey for the legendary, blood-sucking Chupacabra.

Release Date Set For UK Zomedy “Life After Beth”

LABA U.S. release date has been set for UK zombie comedy “Life After Beth”. The film is directed by Jeff Beana and stars Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Cheryl Hines, and Paul Reiser. The film hits U.S. theatres on August 15th in limited release.

Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. But when she miraculously comes back to life, Zach takes full advantage of the opportunity to share and experience all the things he regretted not doing with her before. However, the newly returned Beth isn’t quite how he remembered her and, before long, Zach’s whole world takes a turn for the worse.


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New Trailer Released For “Circus Of The Dead”


circus of the deadCheck out the new trailer released for “Circus Of The Dead” debuted over on Fangoria’s site.  “Circus Of The Dead” is directed by Billy Pon and is due out May 2nd, 2014 at this year’s Texas Frightmare Weekend.

The film stars Bill Oberst Jr., Chanel Ryan, Ryan Clapp, Parrish Randall, Brad Potts, Mike Williams, and Rusty Edwards. “Circus Of The Dead” follows a man who becomes entangled in a deadly morality game when the circus comes to town and a sadistic clown forces him to examine the things in life he takes for granted in the most horrific ways.

Family man Don’s visit to an old, run down Big Top circus and chance encounter with a nihilistic group of clowns leaves him fighting for his life and the lives of those he loves. As Don becomes drawn deeper into lead clown Papa Corn’s games, he comes closer to the edge of reason and sanity. Armed with guns, knives and a ’68 Camaro, the clowns lead Don on an all night crime spree through oil soaked West Texas. Papa Corn’s wild ride brings blood, gore and mayhem to all he encounters.






International Trailer No. 2 For “Deliver Us From Evil”


dufeInternational trailer no. 2 has been released for upcoming serial killer thriller “Deliver Us From Evil”. The film hits theatres on July 2nd, 2014 and was directed by Scott Derrickson. “Deliver Us From Evil” follows New York police officer Ralph Sarchie, struggling with his own personal issues, he begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes.

He joins forces with an unconventional priest schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

“Deliver Us From Evil” stars Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale, Dorian Missick and Antoinette LaVecchia.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Cerealia- Festival To Ceres


ceresApril 12th begins the ,Cerealia the festival in honor of Ceres, the goddess of Agriculture, grain, fertility and motherly relationships. Ceres was originally the central deity in Rome's so-called plebeian or Aventine Triad. Her seven-day April festival of Cerealia included the popular Ludi Ceriales (Ceres' games). She was also honoured in the Maylustration of fields at the Ambarvalia festival, at harvest-time, and during Roman marriages and funeral rites.

Cerealia, was held from mid to late April. It was organised by her plebeian aediles and included circus games (ludi circenses). It opened with a horse-race in the Circus Maximus, whose starting point lay below and opposite to her Aventine Temple; the turning post at the far end of the Circus was sacred to Consus, a god of grain-storage. After the race, foxes were released into the Circus, their tails ablaze with lighted torches, perhaps to cleanse the growing crops and protect them from disease and vermin, or to add warmth and vitality to their growth. From c.175 BC, Cerealia included ludi scaenici(theatrical religious events) through April 12 to 18.

In ancient Roman religion, the Cerealia was the major festival. Its archaic nature is indicated by a nighttime ritual described by Ovid. Blazing torches were tied to the tails of live foxes, who were released into the Circus Maximus. The origin and purpose of this ritual are unknown; it may have been intended to cleanse the growing crops and protect them from disease and vermin, or to add warmth and vitality to their growth. Ovid offers an aetiological explanation: long ago, at ancient Carleoli, a farm-boy caught a fox stealing chickens and tried to burn it alive. The fox escaped, ablaze; in its flight it fired the fields and their crops, which were sacred to Ceres. Ever since, foxes are punished at her festival.

New Clip For ‘Salem’ : Who Torments Poor Mercy Lewis?


salemWho torments poor Mercy Lewis? Check out the new clip for WGN America’s witchy new series ‘Salem’.  Witches are real and ‘Salem’ explores that most infamous time in America’s beginning. ‘Salem’ premieres on WGN America Sunday, April 20th and stars Janet Montgomery as Mary Sibley, Shane West as John Alden, Seth Gabel as Cotton Mather, Xander Berkeley as Magistrate Hale, Ashley Madekwe as Tituba, Tamzin Merchant as Anne Hale and Elise Eberle as Mercy Lewis.

In WGN America’s new series Salem, we are led into a dark and mystical period of American history. In Salem, the witches are a part of day-to-day life, but they are not who or what they seem to be. Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) is the most powerful witch of Salem. She is the wife of George Sibley (Michael Mulheren), the ailing, wealthy head of the Selectmen of Salem. Leading a double life, Mary depends on her faithful servant and friend, Tituba (Ashley Madekwe), a mysterious and ageless accomplice to carry out her agenda. Mary is ruthless, yet vulnerable; her world is torn into two when Salem’s native son, John Alden (Shane West) returns after many years at war. John and Mary were lovers before he left the Puritan town of Salem.

John, a war veteran, takes on the role of being the voice of reason in a town that is obsessed with witch hunts and unexplained phenomena. He realizes that suspicion and fear result in innocent people being victimized. On the contrary, Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) is a well-educated local aristocrat who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt.

John and Mary find themselves in the middle of an epic romance, even as Cotton’s witch hunts engulf the town in hysteria, horror, and the supernatural. 





New Alternate Poster For “The Den”

Check out the alternative poster for internet nightmare “The Den”. The online social themed horror film is directed by Zach Donahue and stars Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Matt Riedy, Adam Shapiro, Brian Bell, with horror icon Bill Oberst Jr. “The Den” is currently available VOD thanks to IFC Midnight.

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as THE DEN, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

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Trailer Released For Invasive Image’s Werewolf Film “Sheep Skin”

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A trailer has surfaced for Invasive Image’s werewolf film “Sheep Skin, directed by Kurtis M. Spieler. The film stars Michael Schantz, Laurence Mullaney, Ria Burns-Wilder, Bryan Manley Davis, Zach Gillette, and Jamie Lyn Bagley, and Mark Resnik.

“Sheep Skin” is a gritty, realistic take on the werewolf sub-genre. The film centers around a group of friends in a punk rock band that kidnap a businessman because they believe he is responsible for their friend’s death. However, the friends have convinced themselves that the man is more than just responsible for the demise of their friend and is actually a werewolf hiding in plain sight.

The group members take the man to a nearby warehouse, where they intend to prove that he is in fact a werewolf and take it upon themselves to try to stop him.



IFC Midnight Picks Up “Home” Thriller”

IFC Midnight has picked up distribution rights for Nicholas McCarthy’s supernatural thriller “Home”. The film premiered at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX and stars Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ashley Rickards, Ava Acres, Arshad Aslam, Rob Brownstein, and Wyatt Russell.

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The film follows a real estate agent played by Moreno, who is trying to sell a house plagued with a bad history.  When she and her sister attempt to help the property owner’s daughter run away, they incur the wrath of a supernatural force.

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Mini-series Expected Due Date


rmbabyNBC has announced an earlier than expected due date for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ mini-series. The updated 4-hour telling of the cult classic thriller is a two night event beginning Sunday, May 11th with the second half taking place days later on May 15th, 2014. The Mother’s Day “special” will air at 6 pm and stars Zoe Saldana, Patrick Adams, Jason Isaacs, and Carole Bouquet.

‘Rosemary’s Baby’ centers around a young newlywed couple who move into a Paris apartment.  While there, the wife learns that she is pregnant.  It isn’t long before the celebrations turn to horror as the wife suspects that there’s an evil plot in the works.

Update On Indie Horror “Lucifer’s Angels”


lucifer's angelsIndie horror “Lucifer’s Angels” has finished production with a new poster and trailer expected to be released soon. The film is produced by ATK Films and directed by Rick McDonald. You can check out the already released teaser for the film below. The soundtrack is being scored by John DelVento (“Bolder”, “Veil Of Silence” and “True Love Waits”).

Lucifer’s Angels focuses on 3 different stories which become entangled into one, as the movie progresses. A group of friends go on their first camping trip together in the Catskill Mountains. Also, a ghost hunter from New York City and his fiancé, travel to the same mountains hoping to research and record any paranormal phenomenon. All of them unknowingly entering into a world of evil.

Meanwhile, a father and son who live in the eerie woods are forced to make life or death decisions. The story progresses as some of the friends start mysteriously disappearing, and wind up tortured and murdered in horrifying ways. This is not your typical camping trip slasher film. It’s a psychologically terrifying homage to classic horror.


Lucifer's Angels Official Teaser Trailer from Lucifer's Angels on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Review Of “Patrick” 2013


Patrick“Patrick” is a remake of the classic 1978 film of the same name. This updated telling of the somber, clinical horror is directed by Mark Hartley and stars Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Sharni Vinson, Peta Sergeant, Damon Gameau, Martin Crewes. “Patrick” is the story of a young man in a coma who is the subject of a mad scientist's cruel and unusual experiments. When Kathy Jacquard, a young nurse, begins working at the isolated psychiatric facility under Dr. Roget, she becomes fascinated with Patrick and soon the comatose man begins showing signs of supernatural abilities.

The story in “Patrick” is a really dark, nefarious tale of mad science and extreme circumstance. “Patrick” takes on the most colorful of urban myths where cold, calculative doctors explore scientific discovery and notoriety at the behest of the helpless patient. It is the core of most nightmares surrounding hospitals, clinics and mental institutions. So “Patrick” is a story that should please any horror fan. This film offers the same evenly-paced melancholy with a bit of unease as the classic version, but the updated look and feel give more edge to the film. There isn’t a big change to the story or situations in this remake generally speaking which normally would make a remake pointless and boring but with “Patrick” there is still that creepy, since of dread and chilling coldness that the original film held.

The acting in “Patrick” is pretty standard for a film with a nice enough budget. The actors are all well known from various other ventures and their ability to give life to the characters shows on screen. This film doesn’t demand to much depth or complexity of character and the director doesn’t offer anymore than what the original story called for which works but at times kind of gives the film that whole “going through the motions” sort of vibe. Still the actors offer believable, solid performances and the dramatic overture to their interactions presents a traditional macabre performance.

The special effects and soundtrack used in “Patrick” is tight, much like the acting, with plenty of creative gruesomeness. The kill scenes aren’t as visceral as most modern horror films tend to be but they work and offer enough blood-n-guts goodness to satisfy. The suspense isn’t really as strong as I would have like, especially considering it is a remake of such a notable cult classic. Maybe cause I saw the original more than once this film just seemed like a “basic” update which isn’t saying anything bad about it, it just would have been nice to see the extra effort made to shock and thrill those of us who where familiar with the original-offer a modern, fresh atmosphere of fright. The soundtrack is eerie enough but still much like the shock factor it doesn't really heighten the suspenseful nature or chilling overcast of the film. That being said “Patrick” is an entertaining, creepy film that manages to breathe new life in a horror story classic.

Poster Teases “The Diabolical”

Check out the teaser poster for paranormal horror “The Diabolical”. The film is a haunted house themed story directed by Alistair Legrand with a 2015 release date targeted in North American and Great Britain. “The Diabolical” stars Ali Larter, Patrick Fischler, Merrin Dungey, Joe Egender, Arjun Gupta, Laura Margolis, Wilmer Calderon and was written by Legrand. and Luke Harvis.

"The Diabolical” is the petrifying new film from hot genre producer Ross Dinerstein, the man behind ‘The Pact’ franchise and Xavier Gens’ cult favorite ‘The Divide’. The film puts the constant dread and startling twists found in ‘The Others’ alongside the relentless terror of ‘The Conjuring’.

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Check Out The First Trailer And Images For “Frankenstein’s Patchwork Monster”


frankenstein's patchwork monsterThe first trailer has been released for “Frankenstein’s Patchwork Monster”, Emil J. Novak Sr.’s retelling of timeless classic horror fiction  “Frankenstein”. The film is produced by Buffalo Nickel Productions and stars Michael O'Hear, Melantha Blackthorne, Daniel James and Sam Qualiana. Along with the trailer the film has released the first images from the gothic, noir story.

Immortality and the respect for human life are central topics in this film production. How far can the quest for scientific research go and still be moral. And where do they procure the cadaver's for testing? This and many other surprises will astonish your senses in “Frankenstein's Patchwork Monster”.



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Check Out The First Poster And Trailer For “Lake Eerie”


Lake EerieThe first poster and trailer has been released for upcoming sci-fi/horror film “Lake Eerie”. The film is directed by Chris Majors and stars Lance Henriksen, Al Snow, Betsy Baker, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Chris Majors, Anne Leigh Cooper, Meredith Majors. “Lake Eerie” is in post-production with the legendary Harry Manfredini of “Friday The 13th” fame, scoring the soundtrack.

A young widow (Kate) moves into an old house on Lake Erie to recover from her husband's sudden and traumatic death. The lake house has not been lived in for over 40 years. The previous owner (Harrison) was a young archaeologist and explorer. The house is just as Harrison left it in 1969. From the moment Kate moves into the house, she is soon haunted by a dark presence. Kate is taking multiple pills/ medications for her anxiety and depression; therefore, she is not sure if she is losing her mind or if the haunting is really happening.

Kate is suddenly enveloped by a whirlwind of tragedy and dark forces, and must decide whether or not she is strong enough to fight back and figure out the evil truth before it's too late.

Syfy Gets In On The Zombie Apocalypse


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Syfy has announced that the network will once more jump in on the zombie apocalypse. The network that debuted the original film “Steve Nile’s Remains” will unveil the first season of ‘Z Nation’, a 13 episode series that will premiere in the fall 2014. The series is produced by The Asylum and personally I think this seems like a match made in horror heaven.

Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone) will serve as executive producer and showrunner. “Z Nation will take viewers where no zombie has gone before,” says Schaefer. The show, he continues, adds “a sense of hope to the horror of the apocalypse – our everyday heroes take the fight to the zombies. It’ll be an epic journey unlike anything you’ve seen before.”

In making the announcement, Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy, said: “Z Nation is a unique new journey into the long established zombie genre. Instead of existential despair, the series offers hope that somehow, some way, humanity will not only survive, but triumph. In producing their first ever weekly series, our long-time partners The Asylum have created a different way of telling an iconic story.”

In Z Nation, three years have passed since the zombie virus has gutted the country, and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

New Trailer Released For “Deadly Revisions”


deadly revisionsA new trailer has been released for indie horror “Deadly Revisions”. The film has has already become a fan fave as it hits the festival circuit gaining some pretty stellar reviews for its impressive body/kill count. “Deadly Revisions” is directed by Gregory Blair and stars Bill Oberst Jr., Mikhail Blokh, Cindy Merrill, Lise Hart. The psychological thriller is about what happens when hypnotherapy brings horror to an amnesiac writer. Are the nightmares real or imagined? Remembering can be murder!

Internationally famous horror film actor Bill Oberst Jr. plays internationally famous horror film writer Grafton Torn for whom hypnotherapy and nightmares reveal memories that might or might not be real…and that might or might not be deadly.

New Poster And Images For “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero”

Check out the new poster and images for sequel “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero”. The upcoming viral horror is directed by Kaare Andrews and hits VOD June 26th before the August 1st limited theatrical release. “Patient Zero” stars Sean Astin, Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton, Jillian Murray, Mitch Ryan, Solly Duran, Lydia Hearst, and Claudette Lali.

A group of friends planned the perfect vacation in the Caribbean, but when they head ashore to explore a remote island, their ultimate bachelor weekend devolves into their worst nightmare. After an ill-fated swim in contaminated water, they stumble upon a seemingly abandoned research facility where a deadly, flesh-eating virus has been unleashed.

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The poster was released over on Fangoria and the stills come from Bloody Disgusting where you can see lots more images from the film.

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Teaser Poster Released For Ferocious Flick “The Demolisher”

Check out the teaser poster for upcoming ferocious thriller “The Demolisher”. The film is directed by  Gabriel Carrer and creates a heightened state of violence-packed glory starring Ry Barrett, Tianna Nori, Ashley Awde, Jessica Vano. Both a character study and a psychological examination of trauma, The Demolisher is an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a fragile mind is pushed too far.

Bruce (Ryan Barrett) is an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife Samantha, an ex-policewoman (Tianna Nori), the survivor of a gang-related assault. Bruce’s increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered by his wife steer him down a dark path of vigilantism, and with his rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia and overwhelming sense of doom, Bruce channels his inner rage towards a young woman Marie (Jessica Vano) and finds refuge in a world of extreme violence.

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Trailer And Poster Released For “Borgman”


Borgman-PosterThe trailer and poster have been released for upcoming Dutch thriller “Borgman”. The film is gearing up for the June 6th U.S. release. “Borgman” is directed by Alex van Warmerdam and stars Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Alex van Warmerdam, Tom Dewispelaere, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen.

A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, “Borgman” follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events.






Check Out The Poster And Trailer For “Feed The Devil”

The poster and trailer for Max Perrier’s “Feed The Devil” was recently released. Check both out below. “Feed The Devil” stars Jared Cohh, Ardis Barrow, and Victoria Curtain.

A hunt for easy money turns into a deadly search for a missing loved one as outsiders confront the evil forces behind a native American myth.

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New Official Poster Released For “Blood Glacier”

A new official poster has been released for upcoming horror “Blood Glacier”. The sci-fi horror will be unleashed on U.S. audiences May 2nd and stars Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Brigitte Kren, Santos. “Blood Glacier” is directed by Marvin Kren.

At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to be very special juice — with unexpected genetic effects on the local wildlife.

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Killer Poster And Images Released For “The Drownsman”

Check out the killer poster and images released for upcoming horror “The Drownsman”. The film is directed by Chad Archibald and stars Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson, Sydney Kondruss, Clare Bastable, with  Ry Barrett as The Drownsman.

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After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, Madison begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. Crippled by her post trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world around her but, her fear intensifies when she begins to be haunted by the vision of an evil figure.

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After watching her struggle for over a year, Madison’s four friends stage an intervention in a desperate attempt to help. In doing so, they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark history of the evil that haunts them, they’re dragged one by one to a horrifying place where they may never return.

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"Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys" Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water

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Looking to get in on the campy "Sharknado" phenomenon, Animal Planet has set its own horror film from The Asylum -- the same people behind "Sharknado" -- called "Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys," set to premiere this Memorial Day weekend.

The two-hour scripted movie stars Shannen Doherty ("Beverly Hills,90210"), Christopher Lloyd ("Back to the Future") and Jason Brooks("Days of Our Lives"), and is directed by James Cullen Bressack ("Pernicious"). Doherty and company battle lampreys -- eel-like fish with huge teeth and funnel-shaped mouths -- after they slide their way into the city's sewer system and start terrorizing the residents of a
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Brooks plays Michael, a fish and wildlife expert who moves to the town with his wife, Cate (Doherty), after being summoned by the town mayor, Akerman (Lloyd), to help deal with its attacking fish problem.
("River Monsters" star Jeremy Wade also makes a cameo.) But with these blood-suckers on the loose, the town's residents quickly learn that a casual dip in the pool or routine trip to the toilet can turn deadly as the lampreys hunt for their next victim. The logline states, "There is absolutely nowhere to run, and no one is safe."


"Blood Lake" will premiere on Sunday, May 25 at 9 p.m. as part of the network's third annual "Monster Week" (actually nine days long) programming block.

Other Monster Week specials include "Man-Eating Zombie Cats" -- about big cats with a thirst for human blood -- and a quest to find a giant crocodile tormenting a village in "Nature's Most Wanted."

“Chastity Bites” Is Keeping San Diego Classy This Weekend!

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Thanks to FilmOut San Diego and Film Geeks, we'll be screening at Digital Gym this Saturday, April 12 to help them celebrate their one-year anniversary! Tickets are $11 apiece and can be purchased here. Filmmakers will be in attendance!

(And of course you can still buy the DVD via Amazon.com & more online retailers, and digitally via iTunes, Amazon, XBOX, Playstation Network, Vudu, GooglePlay, etc. etc. etc.! News on our cable debut and release outside the U.S. coming soon...)

In the early 1600's, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she's found a perfect hunting ground for her 'Botox' as an abstinence educator in conservative America, and the young ladies of San Griento High are poised to be her next victims. But will her unholy ritual finally be stopped by Leah Ratliff, a feminist blogger and ambitious reporter for the school paper?

Directed by John V. Knowles, Written & Produced by Lotti Pharriss Knowles and Starring: Allison Scagliotti (SyFy's WAREHOUSE 13), Francia Raisa (ABC Family's THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER), Louise Griffiths (THE REVENANT), Eddy Rioseco (ABC's PARENTHOOD), Greer Grammer (MTV's AWKWARD), Amy Okuda (THE GUILD), Jennifer Gimenez (Bravo's THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS), and Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR).
"Delightfully cheesy horror comedy...takes a John Hughes high school world and puts a blackened spin on it."

--Film Threat
"Chastity Bites both honors and sends up a lot of classic horror tropes and conventions. The result is a fun, campy horror/comedy that’s both genuinely funny and genuinely scary."
--Fanboy Comics
"About 10 minutes into Chastity Bites I realized that I had a stupid grin plastered on my face. Overall the film is a pretty damn fun horror-comedy with a talented lead and some great dialogue. It’s kinda like Fright Night meets Mean Girls... The result is definitely worth 90 minutes of your time."
--Bloody-Disgusting



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