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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Trailer Released For “Bigfoot: The Curse Of Blood Mountain”


BigfootTCOBMCheck out the first trailer for Chris Simoes’ ‘Bigfoot: The Curse Of Blood Mountain”. The film stars Mark Ashworth, Timothy D. Perez, Chris Burns, Jassa Deen, Ty Lane Miller, Amanda Lavassani, Susan Loraine Anderson and is set to be released in November. “Bigfoot: The Curse Of Blood Mountain” takes on a more philosophical reasoning in understanding the cryptid’s existence.

psychological thriller follows two men on their search for proof of Bigfoot's existence. They soon find out that the real question is not IF he exists, but why...

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Lights Of Isis Festival



Lights Of Isis-August 12th, 2014:

IsisIsis is a goddess from the Egyptian Pantheon who is about as old as the history of Egypt itself. She is a goddess of all things, known as the goddess of 10,000 names.  Throughout history She has been worshipped by thousands of people all over the globe.  She has appeared to many of her followers-answering their prayers, requests, and questions.

The Festival known as the Lights of Isis marks the time when the days begin to become shorter, and Isis, being very clever and an able woman, continued to search for the pieces of her husband’s body by torchlight. Isis has been worshipped in thousands of countries by thousands of names by thousands of people since the spread of Her worship from Egypt during the Greco-Roman times.  In DeTraci Regula's book Mysteries of Isis, she lists some of the followers found inscribed on temple walls.

Isis receives the same sort of rituals as other Egyptian Deities, including daily offerings. Isis is powerful in the ways of magic, having the ability to create and destroy life with mere words. The best way to tap into Isis’ influence and guidence is produced by words of power, they must be uttered in a certain tone, and at a certain rate, and at a certain time of the day or night, with appropriate gestures or ceremonies. Only when these conditions have been met can true magic occur.

Sacred Symbols, Jewelry, and Amulets of the Goddess (58-60 Regula)
The Ankh, bread, burin (an engraving tool), cornucopia, the cup and the cross, grain measure
(modis), harpoon, spear, horns, lamp, lantern, phallus, magic circle, crescent moon, full moon,
pentagram, rudder, sail, scepter, ships, sistrum, situla, spnge, serpents, thet or set knot, throne,
triangle, uraeus, wand, wheat, wings, yoni, djed, the amulet of Isis, the Vulture amulet, the lotus
staff, robes

Sacred Animals to Isis (52-54 Regula)
The Apis bull, beetles, cats, crocodiles, dogs, dolphins, eagles, gazelles, griffons, hawks, lions,
peacocks, pigs, rams, scarabs, scorpions, serpents, sphinxes, swallows, vultures



Image Entertainment Acquires US Rights To “Wolfcop”


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LOS ANGELES (August 5, 2014) – Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired all US rights to the horror action comedy WOLFCOP. Written and directed by Lowell Dean, the film stars Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Aidan Devine, Jesse Moss, Sarah Lind, Jonathan Cherry and Corrine Conley.

The deal was announced today by Image Entertainment’s SVP of Acquisitions, Mark Ward.
“We are so thrilled to release this title and unleash the fuzz on audiences,” said Ward. “It’s a hilarious send-up of different genres that will take audiences on a wild trip.”

WOLFCOP follows Lou Garou (Leo Fafard), an alcoholic cop who tends to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings. However, lately things have taken a strange turn. Crime scenes seem oddly familiar; Lou’s senses are heightened; and when the full moon is out, he’s a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop’s quest to become a better man…one transformation at a time.
 





Indiecan Entertainment To Release Don Thacker’s Sleeper “Motivational Growth”


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Indiecan Entertainment, Parade Deck Films, and Devolver Digital have teamed up to release Don Thacker’s sleeper festival hit MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH (starring genre legend Jeffrey Combs).

The film will hit VOD worldwide on September 30th (via Devolver in most countries and Indiecan in Canada), Blu-ray and DVD in Canada on the same date, and DVD in the US the following week (via Parade Deck) on October 6th. Also, as a bonus for those attending FanExpo/Festival of Fear in Toronto (August 28th-31st), advance copies of the film will be available at the Indiecan booth (#5412).

The DVD release will include a commentary track (with actors Jeffrey Combs and Adrian DiGiovanni and director Don Thacker), a photo gallery, and trailers. The Blu-ray edition will also include some additional behind-the-scenes material.

In Motivational Growth, Ian Foliver (Adrian DiGiovanni), a depressed and reclusive man in his 30s, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold (Re-Animator star Jeffrey Combs), a smooth talking fungus born of the filth in a neglected bathroom, works to help Ian clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. The Mold has big plans for Ian, but they may not be as innocent as they seem. A labyrinthine narrative follows, full of colorfully drawn characters and gruesome body horror. “The Mold knows, Jack. The Mold knows.”



Trailer Released For “The Remaining”


TR1Check out the official trailer for action-horror “The Remaining”. The film stars Alexa Vega, Italia Ricci, Johnny Pacar, Shaun Sipos, Bryan Dechart, Liz E. Morgan, and John Pyper-Ferguson, with a release date slated for September 5th, 2014. “The Remaining” is directed by Casey La Scala. I am not 100% sold on the film because of the PG-13 rating but I have enjoyed other “horror” films that received the same rating in the past, i.e. “Devil” , “Insidious”. so I remain optimistic about “The Remaining”.

about a group of close-knit friends that come together to celebrate the marriage of Skylar (Vega) and Dan (Dechart). The group is enjoying the festivities when tragedy strikes. The wedding party is besieged by a series of catastrophic events which turns the celebration into a life-and-death struggle. The young group is desperately scrambling for refuge and self-preservation while an enemy they never knew existed unleashes its wrath against those remaining alive. They must understand what is happening around them and why and find a way to survive together in a new world of death and destruction.



Friday, August 8, 2014

“Kundo” To Screen In Select U.S. Cities



keyart_406x600Well Go USA Presents KUNDO-OPENS IN SELECT THEATERS AUGUST 29TH


Kundo” is directed by YOON Jong-bin and stars HA Jung-woo, GANG Gong-won, LEE Sung-min, CHO Jin-woong, MA Dong-seok, YOON Ji-hye, JUNG Man-sik, KIM Sung-kyun, KIM Jae-yeong, LEE Kyeong-yeong.

CITIES: New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, New Jersey, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, Hawaii, Toronto, Vancouver.

1859. The last days of the Joseon Dynasty, where the wages of greed bring poverty and death. A pack of bandits - calling themselves KUNDO - rise against the tyrants, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. In an era where status is decided by birth, this band of thieves risks their lives for honor, in the name of the poor and oppressed. But for one man, a debt of bloody revenge is owed to the aristrocrat who robbed him of his family and his name.

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"Kitty Killers" Arrives on VHS from Sub Rosa Studios for One Week Only!

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"Kitty Killers", the last production from kick-ass SOV studio Borderline Productions, returns to VHS for one week only this Sunday from Sub Rosa Studios. This overlooked gem, featuring more action and gunfire than you'd find in just about any underground motion picture, was directed by Todd Reynolds and produced by Ronnie Sortor. "Kitty Killers" was part of a "Design the Artwork" contest by Sub Rosa, with super-fan Tony Goggles winning top honors.

There will be three versions available for release this time around, all Clam Shell editions: 1) Tony's winning art; 2) runner-up Steve Disparra's design 3) and a third edition where you get both covers (Steve's art will be inserted in the clam shell behind Tony's). All editions will include a DVD, picture card and mini poster (with Tony art).

Synopsis: Jimmy, Max, and Bill want to make some quick money. So they take what little cash they have make S&M films. New parties take notice of their work. They are asked to make something different . . . a real snuff film. Jimmy objects, but Max forces him along, making him run camera at gunpoint. Screaming. The slash of a knife. Blood. Lots of blood . . . And then it's done. But in the aftermath, Jimmy's world falls apart. Strange things begin to happen to him, and anyone that comes in contact with the film is slaughtered.

kittykillers_FINAL(1)Life around him spirals into a super-natural gorefest! KITTY KILLERS - Deals have to be made any way they can. If blood spills, so be it. Mr. Hill is this kind of business-man. His hired guns are loyal. Resignations are not taken lightly. Dissension earns you a bullet in the head. Take a trip through the flip side of the world of tough guys where enlightenment awaits those who are mean enough to survive.

"Kitty Killers" arrives 10am Sunday morning, 8/10, and will be available for one week ONLY, until 8/17. However many sell in that time will be the release number. Get yours while you can, again it is available for one week only then it is gone for good!

Pick up your copy here ( SRSCinema/KittyKillers ) once available.





NSFW Trailer For Astron-6’s “The Editor”


TECheck out the NSFW trailer for Astron-6’s Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s “The Editor”. The film tells the story of a one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders. It is a love-letter to giallo thrillers by the greats Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

“The Editor” stars both Brooks and Matthews as well as Tristan Risk, Paz De La Huerta, and Lido Kier. The trailer has been released as part of the promotion for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival line-up.

First Trailer For “The Pact 2”


TP2The first official trailer for Dallas Richard Hallam, Patrick Horvath directed “The Pact 2” has been released. The film stars Scott Michael Foster, Camilla Luddington, Patrick Fischler, Amy Pietz, Haley Hudson, Nicki Micheaux, Mark Steger, and Suziey Block. “The Pact 2” hits VOD September 5th with a theatrical release to follow on October 10th, 2014.

A woman who is plagued by nightmares involving a serial killer learns her dreams have a horrifying connection to the real world.









Details And First Images From “Frankenstein’s Patchwork Monster” Released


The first images for “Frankenstein’s Patchwork Monster” have been released along with full details about the project. “Frankenstein’s Patchwork Monster” is being directed by Emil Novak and described as a “Steampunk Horror” film. I like the concept.

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Currently in production is an imaginative and original Frankenstein film, and genre veteran Melantha Blackthorne is attached to star. Its title is Frankenstein’s Patchwork Monster.

Arguably, when it comes to iconic monsters, the first one that comes into mind is usually “Frankenstein’s monster.” It has been done to death some would say, though the producers of this steampunk noir-horror film would strongly disagree. 

Writer/director/producer Emil J. Novak, Sr., says: “Having Melantha involved with this film production has allowed us to go places we could only have dreamed of without her. Her knowledge and acting experience brings a new and refreshing twist to the Bride character.”

The film also stars an assortment of talented local actors: the charismatic Bill Kennedy as Dr. Frankenstein; the unpretentious Patrick Mallette as Dr. Frankenstein’s humble assistant, Herman; Annmarie Bahny; Bob Bozek; Daniel James; Sean Sanders; and Mike Sciabarrasi to name a few.
This production has its share of the good doctor’s monsters and, of course, brides of Frankenstein. Here’s what co-producers Annmarie Bahny and Daniel James have to say about the film: “We are enormously energized to be acting and also producing in this film; being on both sides of the camera allows us to see how striking the overall production is so far and how awe-inspiring its script plays out in every way.”

Regarding the cast, Novak continues: “When we read for the role of Dr. Frankenstein, we were astounded. The first thing that came to my mind was, ‘Wow, this guy IS Dr. Frankenstein!’ Watch out, horror genre; there is a new face of the macabre, and Bill Kennedy is that new face!”

Growing up on horror films from the 1960s and 1970s, one is not hard pressed to be creatively influenced by Hammer Horror and Roger Corman’s Poe cycle of films. This film doesn’t flinch at its influences and strives to homage innovative directors such as Terrance Fisher, William Friedkin, James Whale, and the aforementioned Roger Corman.

As of now plans are in place for a premiere in October 2014.


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blu-ray/DVD Details For “Willow Creek”


wcBobcat Goldthwait’s “Willow Creek” will arrive on Blu-ray/DVD on September 9th, 2014. The film stars Alexie Gilmore, Bryce Johnsonand Steven Streufert. “Willow Creek” is described as an edge of your seat horror that will make you think twice before going into the woods.

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A young couple find themselves face to face with a terrifying evil when they venture into the heart of Bigfoot country in WILLOW CREEK, director Bobcat Goldthwait’s unique spin on the horror genre. It creeps onto Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films and MPI Media Group on September 9, 2014, with SRPs, respectively, of $29.98 and $24.98.

Looking to make a splash with his research videos into the existence of Bigfoot, Jim (Bryce Johnson, Pretty Little Liars) and his skeptical girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore, Labor Day, God Bless America) take a camping trip to the mountains surrounding Willow Creek, California, a small town where famous footage of the legendary Sasquatch was filmed decades earlier. Jim believes Bigfoot exists and is intent on finding the very spot where the huge, hairy, man-like creature supposedly strode.

But before long, Jim and Kelly are lost in the woods and discover that someone - or something - is stalking them. With each passing night bringing unknowable danger, the two must use all of their cunning to try to make it out of the forest alive.

Special features on the BD and DVD include: Commentary with Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait and Stars Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson, Deleted Scenes, Bryce Johnson’s "The Making of Willow Creek" and more.

Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait takes a radical departure from his recent string of black comedies (God Bless America, World’s Greatest Dad) to create a film that shows there are still surprises and shocks to be had in the found-footage genre pioneered by The Blair Witch Project. In her review in The New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis pointed out Goldthwait "engineers a static, almost wordless 19-minute shot inside a tent that generates more tension than many horror directors achieve with a swarm of Foley artists and a healthier budget. This canny exploitation of the power of silence is unnerving." Tom Huddleston of Time Out London called the film "a whole lot of jarring, juddering fun." Brian Orndorf of Blu-ray.com said, "It’s smaller in scope and horror ambition, which automatically makes it more enjoyable than most of its brethren, creating a mix of local color and camping disaster that’s basic but frightfully effective." "WILLOW CREEK does everything a little bit better than others of its kind," praised Scott Tobias of TheDissolve.com.




Pagan Festival Shout Out: Raksha Bandhan,


1Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters;it is held this year on August 10th. The festival is also popularly used to celebrate any brother-sister like loving protective relationship between men and women who are relatives or biologically unrelated. It is calledRakhi Purnima, or simply Rakhi, in many parts of India. The festival is observed by Hindus, Jains, and many Sikhs.

 Raksha Bandhan is an ancient festival, and has many myths and historic legends linked to it. For example, the Rajput queens practised the custom of sending rakhi threads to neighbouring rulers as token of brotherhood. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her.

The festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar. The festival is marked by the several rituals, which vary regionally within India. Typical rituals include:

Days or weeks before Raksha Bandhan, women shop for Rakhi, the ceremonial thread to tie around her brother's (or brother-like friend's) wrist. Some women make their own Rakhi. A Rakhi may be a simple thread, woven and colorful; or a Rakhi may be intricate with amulets and decoration on top of it. Sometimes, a Rakhi may be a wrist watch or men's wrist accessory in the form of bracelet or jewelry. Rakhi in the form of a colorful woven thread is most common. Typically the brother(s) too shop for gifts for the sister, ahead of Raksha Bandhan. The gift from the brother can be a simple thoughtful token of love, and may be more elaborate.

On the morning of Raksha Bandhan, the brother(s) and sister(s) get together, often in nice dress in the presence of surviving parents, grandparents and other family members. If the sister and brother are geographically separated, the sister may mail the Rakhi ahead of the Raksha Bandhan day, along with a greeting card or letter wishing her brother well. The ritual typically begins in front of a lighted lamp (diya) or candle, which signifies fire deity. The sister and brother face each other. The sister ties the Rakhi on her brother's wrist.

Once the Rakhi has been tied, the sister says a prayer for the well being - good health, prosperity and happiness - for her brother. This ritual sometimes involves an aarti, where a tray with lighted lamp or candle is ritually rotated around the brother's face, along with the prayer and well wishes.

May the lord of all beings protect you,
May the one who creates, preserves and dissolves life protect thee,
May Govinda guard thy head; Kesava, thy neck; Vishnu, thy belly;
the eternal Narayana, thy face, thine arms, thy mind, and faculties of sense;
May all negativity and fears, spirits malignant and unfriendly, flee thee;
May Rishikesa keep you safe in the sky; and Mahidhara, upon earth.

After the prayer, the sister applies a tilak, a colorful mark on the forehead of the brother. After the tilak, the brother pledges to protect her and take care of his sister under all circumstances. The sister then feeds the brother, with her hands, one or more bites of sweets (desserts), dry fruits and other seasonal delicacies.
The brother gives his sister(s) gifts such as cards, clothes, money or something thoughtful. The brother may also feed his sister, with his hands, one or more bites of sweets, dry fruits and other seasonal delicacies. They hug, and the larger family ritually congratulate the festive celebration of brother-sister love and protection. The brother(s) wear the Rakhi for the entire day, at school or work, as a reminder of their sister(s) and to mark the festival of Raksha Bandhan.

“Kids Get Dead 2: The Kids Get Deader” Movie Premiere Date

KIDS GET DEAD PART 2: THE KIDS GET DEADER
ASTORIA MOVIE PREMIERE
AUGUST 10 TH at THE POP BAR

Darkstar Entertainment, LLC presents

KIDS GET DEAD 2: THE KIDS GET DEADER

Sunday, August 10th at 9:30pm
The Pop Bar
12-21 Astoria Blvd
Astoria, NY 11102

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Astoria, NY - The Pop Bar’s showcase of home grown Astoria artists welcomes local film maker, Michael Hall, and his critically acclaimed international cult sensation Kids Get Dead Part 2: The Kids Get Deader. Don’t miss all the Boobs, Blood and Rock ‘n’ Roll with $5 Drafts, $15 Buckets of PBR, Tons of Cool Swag and more! Screening at The Pop bar starts at 9:30pm, Sunday August 10th. For more info check out www.kidsgetdead.com

Read my review of both “The Kids Get Dead” and “The Kids Get Dead 2





Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Join Rob Zombie For Live Video Chat Friday August 8th


zombieJoin Rob Zombie for a live video chat on Friday August 8th at 1pm ET. Go to RZ-31.com to watch LIVE as he discusses everything concerning 31 and how you can be part of it.

You can ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #RZ31, via Facebook under the "Live Stream Launches Now" post or in the comments section at RZ-31.com.

“Deadly Revisions” Releases New Extended Trailer


“DEADLY REVISIONS” unleashes a new, extended trailer in celebration of becoming an official selection of the New York Independent Film Festival!

deadly revisionsWith the announcement of writer/director Gregory Blair’s “DEADLY REVISIONS” becoming an official selection of the New York Independent Film Festival, fans can now get a longer peek at the film with a brand new trailer that reveals more of the creepy goings on.  But one thing remains:  Blair’s unique blend of psychological thriller and horror film is getting people excited.

The film has already garnered Blair the EOTM Award for “Best Director of an Indie Horror Film” and reviewers to laud it as “Mind Blowing” (Charred Remains Blogpost) and “Visionary! ” (A Bucket of Corn) with “Genuine Fun Jolts!” (Ain’t It Cool News).   In addition to the New York Independent Film Festival, “DEADLY REVISIONS” is also an official selection of the FANTastic Horror Film Festival with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

In the film, Emmy Award winning horror movie favorite Bill Oberst, Jr. plays Grafton Torn—an amnesiac horror film writer for whom hypnotherapy and nightmares reveal terrifying images that just can’t be real.  Or can they?  A valentine to the horror genre, the film provides all the spooky staples fans adore while providing loving winks to masters such as Brian DePalma, Sam Raimi and Alfred Hitchcock.  Through the combination of these elements, as our hero examines his past, the film also examines the art of the horror film itself and its own value as a fun and safe place to confront our fears and, maybe, go a little crazy.

So turn off the lights, turn up the sound and take a closer look at “DEADLY REVISIONS”:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Artwork And Concept Trailer For “Immoral Prodigy”


immoral prodigyJeremiah Sayys has released some promotional artwork and a concept trailer for his upcoming horror “Immoral Prodigy”. The film, written by Sayys, follows a young psychology major who puts her life, and the life of the ones she loves, in danger while researching the death of a child prodigy.

According to Horror Society, Sayys began writing the script back in 2008 after finishing principle photography for “Of Silence”. After finishing a more recent project, titled “The Legends Of Nethiah”, Sayys found himself once more focusing on the screenplay for “Immoral Prodigy”. So far Najarra Townsend of Contracted has been named as supporting cast in the film.









Immoral Prodigy Concept Trailer from WorldsLastHero Productions on Vimeo.

Release Details For “Devil’s Deal”


The Devils Deal Hits DVD This October“Devil’s Deal”, a.k.a. "The Merchant", has announced the release date for the supernatural horror directed by Justin Mosley, Allen Reed. Lionsgate Entertainment will release the horror film on DVD, VOD and Digital HD October 14th, 2014. “Devil’s Deal” stars Mathew Greer, David K. Shelton, Jaysen Dry, Kari J. Kramer, and Tristan Lavelle.

Hell has come to the town of Burning Bush. When the terms of a deal with the devil made long ago resurface, the innocent must fight for their lives as the Devil aims to destroy everything and everyone in the town to reap the souls he was promised.









The Merchant Trailer 2013 from Sub_American on Vimeo.

Red Band Trailer Released For “Septic Man”


SMCheck out the red band trailer for Jesse Thomas Cook’s “Septic Man”. The film hits VOD August 12th, with a theatrical release on August 15th, before landing on DVD August 19th, 2014. “Septic Man” stars Jason Brown, Molly Dunsworth, Robert Maillet, Julian Richings, Nicole G. Leier, and Tim Burd. Hailed as a “stunning” (Little Red Umbrella), “funny” (TwitchFilm), and “visceral story that will leave you shaken – and desperate for a shower” (Rue Morgue Magazine), SEPTIC MAN is a cinematic odyssey into the darkest depths of horror and beyond.

From the creators of MONSTER BRAWL, EXIT HUMANITY, and PONTYPOOL comes this award-winning origin story of Jack, a sewage worker who’s determined to uncover the cause of the town’s water contamination crisis. But when he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank without food or water he undergoes a hideous and repulsive transformation. In order to escape the tank, he must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman.

Monday, August 4, 2014

My Review Of “Blood Rush”


blood rushEvan Marlowe’s “Blood Rush” takes a new look at the zombie concept, choosing the viral outbreak-bloodlust cannibal idea. The film stars Kerry Finlayson, Don Donnelley, Christy Lee Hughes, Helen Soraya, Amanda Barton and Emrhys Cooper. When a small town is overcome with a blood lust, the local Witch Doctor is thought to be the source. What they don't know is that he has a different agenda.

The story is a steady, entertaining nightmare that takes the zombie flick into the viral outbreak/mutant region of the idea. Crazed blood thirsty cannibals terrorize the small community which is half “running for their life” and half “oblivious” to the situation. It provides for a continuously entertaining film that has moments of classic thrills, gore and dark satirical humor. “Blood Rush” creates a story arc that moves smoothly from start to finish and presents a cool indie chiller.

The special effect and soundtrack/sound effects used in “Blood Rush” are on the lower end but shot in a way that works. And the scenes that have no way around being noticeably cheaper, than what the crew would have liked, are done in a satirical manner, of  amusement, that make those moments work as well. The soundtrack isn’t all that memorable but does allow for some emotional carryover between the story, acting and audience. I just feel it could have had more energy put in with stronger music to really create a solid viewing experience. The sound effects are standard but do well creating a eerie atmosphere both in the dramatic scenes and the action sequences.

Overall “Blood Rush” is a good, indie horror that is entertaining. I liked the viral outbreak approach to the zombie-esque story telling. The transition from normal everyday citizen to crazed cannibal is far more terrifying to me personally than the dead rising up from the grave. The film has some minor drag when it comes to dialog, and dramatic interaction between characters, but not enough to cripple the film completely. “Blood Rush” manages to be fun and mature which isn’t easily done. A lot of times a film’s satirical elements can seem juvenile or the mature structure of the story falls flat. With “Blood Rush” things work and the story evolves both as entertaining fun, and gory chiller.

Crowd Funding For “Secret Santa” Kicks Off With A Trailer


ssThe crowd funding campaign for horror project “Secret Santa” kicked off with a trailer/pitch video over on Indiegogo.com. The film is the first feature film from Writer/Director Mike McMurran in association with Reel Phobia Productions. “Secret Santa” Annette Wozniak, Keegan Chambers, and Geoff Almond. Head over to the crowd funding site to check out the cool rewards for funding.

“Secret Santa” is a feature length film that tells the story of a group of eccentric college kids, struggling to get through the hectic exam period. A liquor filled party is planned. Adding a Secret Santa exchange for fun. Little do our characters know… A killer is in town and has a special present for all the good (and bad) girls and boys. Dare to open your present? It might be your last!

Trailer Released For “Not Another Zombie Movie…About The Living Dead”


NAZMAn official trailer has been released for “Not Another Zombie Movie…About The Living Dead”. The film is directed by Donte Williams and Jack Johnson. “Not Another Zombie Movie…” stars Black Jack Johnson, Jay Davis, Will Cummings, Harold Dennis, Brian "Da Wildcat" Smith, David Perry, and Calvin Evans. It hits theatres in October on Halloween.

Franklin and Mike find themselves trapped in the undead-infested Cyrene City, where they must attempt to lead a group of unconventional survivors to safety. As they join forces with the likes of a pregnant woman, a moronic arms dealer, and a mentally challenged man, they will have to determine which is worse: relying on each other or succumbing to the zombie mayhem.

While this uprising of zombies has overwhelmed the city, Mr. Roberts, the CEO of R2 Pharmaceuticals, has sent in a team of mercenaries known as the S.I.E.G.E into Cyrene City to recover the only known antidote for his own financial gain. Not Another Zombie Movie... About the Living Dead is a hilarious twisted tale about survival versus morality during a zombie apocalypse. Watch as these survivors discover there is no such thing as a hero when zombies are trying to eat your face off.



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Check Out The New Poster And Trailer For “It Grows”


New Official Poster & Trailer for It Grows!

A new poster and trailer has been released for sci-fi/horror comedy “It Grows”. The film is classic b-movie madness from filmmakers Ryan Cauchi and Nick Stathopoulos.

Zac (Nick Stathopoulos) has a problem. He suffers from 'cyberchondria' - he contracts every disease he ever reads about online. His long-suffering girlfriend Jan (Catriona Sparks) has had enough. But that's not his only problem. Something is growing in his garden... and it's growing fast! Is it just a cute little plant, or could it be the harbinger of something more sinister?

Can Zac and his trusty canine companion Rip, nip it in the bud before it's too late, or will they be pushing up daisies before it's through?








Postcards Of A Happy Ending



The Indiegogo campaign kicked of on July 30th for creative, and clever sci-fi, comedy “Happy Ending”, a film that pits a bordello against an alien invasion. The film is being directed by Phil Condit and stars Victoria De Mare, Dawna Lee Heising, Maria Olsen, Ange Maya, Dolores Quintana, Phedra Syndelle, Brad Slaughter, Brad Potts, Erik A Williams and Jill Evyn. Check out the kitschy postcards promoting the project.

A hot and hilarious romp of a scifi-horror comedy feature that chronicles what happens when an alien predator invades a remote desert bordello, forcing the Working Girls and their Johns to fight for their lives...and humanity's survival!

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Update: "Our campaign is over, but, as we’re still fundraising, we’ve now released a kick-ass range of film-branded merchandise.  Our swag features scream queens like Victoria De Mare and Dawna Lee Heising, and we have a full range of goodies including tshirts, bags, mugs and even a 2015 Calendar!"
http://happyendingmovie.com/store.html

My Review Of “A Clown’s Recovery”


“A Clown’s Recovery” follows the journey to recovery of one of today’s best known circus performers in the indie performing arts community. In 2011, on July 2nd, Jelly Boy The Clown faced a real life horror when he awoke to fire engulfing his apartment home. The tragedy left him in life-threatening condition with a long road to recovery. “A Clown’s Recovery” documents that journey and is directed and produced by Jelly Boy’s, a.k.a. Eric Broomfield, brother Matthew Broomfield.

The documentary is a heart-felt, emotional look into Jelly Boy’s tragedy and steady recovery. I was impressed with how much compassion and feeling emanated from the screen as I watched the story unfold through biopic, first person footage accompanied with narrative provided by the brother, Matthew. It is stark reality in the most vulnerable and personable manor. I reviewed a film that Jelly Boy was featured in awhile back, “Freakshow Apocalypse”, a film I did not enjoy but noted the honest, love given to the side-show/circus performance arts community. Now after watching “A Clown’s Recovery” and seeing how tight, and loving that community is and the effect Jelly Boy had on his comrades, I am even more appreciative of both his and all performing artists’ work and lifestyle. It is a passion and art and won that fueled Jelly Boy’s recovery in magnificent detail.

Along with the second person account of Jelly Boy’s journey to wellness, “A Clown’s Recovery” gives some nice first person accounts from family and friends of Jelly Boy that pulls at the heartstrings. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this documentary but I found myself touched by the story, the performance community, and the effect that Jelly Boy had on his “people”. There is also some cool animation graphics mixed with photographs provided some visually compelling actuality to the events and ordeal of Jelly Boy which help make this one really well produced, directed and compelling documentaries.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

“Funeral Home” 1980 Full Movie


funeral homeAn old funeral parlor now converted into a tourist home during certain periods such as the summer, develops a problem, when a escaped mental patient with a split personality moves in and proceeds to do away with those specific/certain guests or staff, he/she feels are nosy or immoral.

“Funeral Home” is directed by William Fruet and stars Kay Hawtrey, Lesleh Donaldson, Barry Morse, Stephen E. Miller, Harvey Atkin, Dean Garbett, Robert Warner, Brett Matthew Davidson, Christopher Crabb and Bill Lake.







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