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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Release Date Announced For “The Eve”

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Twitter: @TheEveMovie , Starring Al Thompson, Maria DiDomenico, Miranda Noelle Wilson, and Evan Bass. Directed by Ritchie Steven Filippi

The award winning independent feature horror/thriller film The Eve proudly announces that it has partnered with distributor Indie Rights and will be releasing the film through VOD on April 24th, 2015. The movie will be available worldwide on iTunes, Vudu, Xbox, and PlayStation Network, followed by additional platforms soon after. The Eve, which won Best Thriller, the Audience Award, and Best Actress (Miranda Noelle Wilson) at the 2014 Chain NYC Film Festival has been steadily gaining online supporters with its innovative homage poster series and captivating trailer.


Indie Rights is a company that sees the value in working with the independent film community and has striven to bridge the modern gap of the non-multi-million dollar indie film-to-screen role.

Electronic Bass Entertainment is extremely honored to be a part of such a relationship. Dates and locations of Special Screening events of the film leading up to the release date will be announced by the beginning of April.

Available now are The Eve trailer, The Eve classic horror poster series, and The Eve Official Website, as well as songs from the film by American Idol finalist Siobhan Magnus and indie-pop band Plushgun.

Synopsis:
Scott (Al Thompson) & Jenn (Maria DiDomenico) and Lacey (Miranda Noelle Wilson) & Harry (Evan Bass) – head off for a private New Year’s celebration on the deserted tourist island of Martha’s Vineyard during the cold winter off-season. As an unseen evil toys with the couples and leaves them fighting to get off the island alive, will they survive to sunrise?





Two Microbudget Horrors First On Slate From New Production Co. Grit Film Works


THR article

zw"Grit Film Works is off to a terrifyingly fast start.

The production company, owned by filmmakers James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward, is in the middle of back-to-back shoots for two horror films.

Bethany stars Stefanie Estes as Claire, a woman who moves back into her childhood home with her husband. The abusive, traumatic memories of her mother return to haunt her — as her husband becomes busier with work, she finds herself in a fog of memories — as a small figure tries to reach out to her. 
Bressack is directing the film, which also stars Ward, Shannen Doherty, Felissa Rose, Brodus Clay, Peter Jason, John Murray, Olivia Stiefel, Anna Harr and Ellen Gerstell.

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The second film, Restoration centers on a young doctor who moves to a new town with her husband while she completes her residency. Things seem to be going well, as she and her husband, a contractor, renovate their home, and meet a fun couple next door. Things take a dark turn when they discovery a diary buried within the walls of their house, and a terrifying spirit is awakened. 

Restoration stars Emily O'Brien, Ward, Adrian Gaeta and Sarah Ann Schultz. Ward also is directing the film.
Ward and Bressack co-wrote both scripts. Restoration is currently shooting, while Bethany is set to begin filming later this month. "






New Trailer And Poster For “Homicycle”


HomicycleCheck out the VHS awesomeness of new poster art for upcoming vehicular action/horror “Homicycle”. The film is directed by Brett Kelly and stars Candice Lidstone, Peter Whittaker, Ian Quick, Donna St-Jean. “Homicycle” is an 80's style exploitation/ horror.

A town is under siege by a gang of drug dealers when from seemingly out of nowhere, a mysterious man in black astride a motorcycle, begins targeting the junk peddlers for death!














Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Trailer Released For First Person POV “Bunker Of The Dead” In 3D


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A trailer has been released for the first ever first-person point-of-view shot horror film in 3D, “Bunker Of The Dead”. The zombie flick takes on the zombie apocalypse from a gamer’s prospect allowing the audience to experience the story from the first person shooter position. “Bunker Of The Dead” 3D is directed by  Matthew O. Oaks and stars Patrick Jahns, Esther MaaƟ, Andreas Pape, Sarita Bradley, Aciel Martinez Pol.

“Bunker Of The Dead” not only distinguishes itself by its technical implementations, it also tells a mind-boggling and unique story. It is the first movie of it's kind and the audience will no longer be just be observing events.. but they will merge with the hero.. becoming part of the film. “Bunker Of The Dead” will also be available in an optimized for 2D cinemascope version.

Two friends spend their weekends trying to find a WWII underground military base. Used by the Nazis as a secret research institute, it is rumored to hide the lost gold of the Third Reich. The entrance of the cave system, however, lies right within the restricted area of a US military base. The first of many problems the two friends will have to face.



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Crowd Funding Kicks Off For ‘The Void”


Justin EricksonPress Release:
Cult indie directors Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie (Manborg, “W Is for WISH” from ABCs of Death 2) and producer Casey Walker of Cave Painting Pictures (A Little Bit Zombie) have launched an Indiegogo campaign to get a head start on pre-production for THE VOID, an original horror film that pits a small-town police officer against all manner of otherworldly creatures in a derelict, rural hospital.

“We’re launching this campaign early in order ensure that the film’s special effects are achieved practically. It’s important to start building our film’s creatures immediately to ensure we can realize them on set and in-camera,” said Kostanski and Gillespie.

Typical independent productions access funding mere weeks before a shooting window, often necessitating that visual effects be implemented during post-production, when the filmmakers have more time and resources to apply them. “Through crowd-fundraising support, Cave Painting Pictures intends to buck that trend by prioritizing the pre-production period and permitting Steven and Jeremy to get a head start in the development of the various creatures that will terrorize the heroes of THE VOID,” said Walker.

THE VOID marks a new chapter in the rising trajectory of Kostanski and Gillespie, who are also both design and FX veterans of major Hollywood productions. This project sees them shedding their parodic sensibilities (as seen in their previous films made as part of Winnipeg’s Astron-6 collective) in pursuit of a more serious and scary tone. However, as in Kostanski and Gillespie’s previous films, there will still be a strong commitment to practical special effects.

The film is on track to go to camera this summer.







My Review Of “Tales Of Poe” Anthology


Tales Of PoeSomewhere between the mystical feel of Jean Cocteau’s “Orpheus” and the gothic horror of Roger Corman’s “The Tomb Of Ligeia” sets a modern classic out of step with what is typically taken in by today’s horror film. “Tales Of Poe” by Bart Mastronardi, and Alan Rowe Kelly calls back to the classic days of horror’s love affair with Gothic horror as a genre. The film is a fantastically macabre exploration into the iconic works of Edger Alan Poe, from a modern perspective that pays homage to the Father of modern horror. “Tales Of Poe” stars Bette Cassatt, Zoe Daelman Chlanda, Colin Cunliffe, Lesleh Donaldson,Desiree Gould, Randy Jones, Alan Rowe Kelly, Adrienne King, Brewster McCall, Debbie Rochon, Amy Steel, Caroline Williams and Cartier Williams.

The film contains Poe’s three, more recognizable, stories of the macabre starting with the chilling tale “The Tell Tale Heart”. In Mastronardi and Kelly’s retelling, the story takes on a true scary story personality that steps into a methodical tempo of dark story telling. There is an element of ‘AHS: Asylum” and “Tales From The Crypt” that puts the horror in the head of a psychotic admitted into a Psychiatric Hospital for women. I have to say that I liked the more visceral, tactile perspective that goes for shock and thrills of a good scary story. “The Tell Tale Heart” classic themes still reside in this revision, only they exist only to give reference, not point. Mastronardi and Kelly have their own interpretation that is chilling, and intense in a very unique way.

TTTH The second in the anthology is Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado as told in “The Cask”. This short continues on that tempo reminiscent of the Gothic style, but without a doubt there is an atmosphere of murder mystery theatre. The actual style chosen by the directors differ greatly from the style shown in “The Tell Tale Heart”. Here there is a more contemporary noir feel that pulls you into the story. “The Cask” is a bit of a melodrama that swims in the macabre, but in this retelling of the story the horror short carries a more recognizable value found to be in the vein of “Tales From The Crypt”.



The Cask


The final tale told in “Tales Of Poe” is the notable “Dreams”. By far the most advanced of the short films, Mastronardi and Kelly create a whimsical journey of dark fantasy. Told as contemporary fairytale of sorts, “Dreams” takes on the classical prose of legendary journeys through the underworld, that supernatural sliver between life and death. It is heavy in surrealism with a nice, controlled element of the experimental film.  That same dark, haunting tempo continues here with a noticeably mesmerizing pace.
“Dreams” fits comfortably somewhere in between William Hjortsberg, Ridley Scott’s “Legend” and Neil Jordan’s “The Company Of Wolves” in vision, creativity, and fantasy. Every scene holds a surreal cult of personality and yet moves in rhythm as one really artistic piece.

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Overall, “Tales Of Poe” succeeds in bringing forth a deservedly embraceable revision to the great gothic horror stories of Edgar Alan Poe. There is enough that separates this tribute to the world of Poe from the other Poe stuff out there without loosing the substance and signature of the original tales. The anthology is a strong, above par indie film that has quality production value, original concepts, and real flare for the macabre that is addictive. The special effects are unique to their own stories, with the diversity shown in these three updates, that horror fans of all subgenres and Poe fans will connect with. The soundtrack and effects set the tone perfectly in creating a suspenseful, dark overture to the blend of classic and contemporary. Definitely check out “Tales Of Poe”, the film stands out in style and step from the current horror tastes circulating out there now.

Official Trailer For “Dead Rising: Watchtower” Released


DRWCheck out the official trailer for upcoming on demand zombie flick “Dead Rising: Watchtower”. The film is a joint effort between Legendary and Crackle to be released worldwide on March 27th, 2015. This is the first feature release under Legendary’s Digital Media label.

After a zombie outbreak, three survivors must evade infection while tracking down the cause of the epidemic. Over-the-top media coverage adds to the chaos while signs point to a government conspiracy. “Dead Rising: Watchtower” stars Jesse Metcalfe, Dennis Haysbert, Virginia Madsen, Meghan Ory, Keegan Connor, Rob Riggle, and is directed by Zach Lipovsky.












Release Date Announced For “Inferno”


TpnfqdTheatre and VOD release date announced for upcoming horror “Infernal”. The film, directed by Bryan Coyne and starring Andy Ostroff, Heather Adair, Alyssa Koerner, will be released on April 10th, 2015. Check out the first trailer for the film below. “Infernal” is blend of of paranormal, such as “Poltergeist” with a taste of “The Omen” creating a thrilling nightmare.

Nathan (Andy Ostroff) and Sophia (Heather Adair) are a newlywed couple, both looking forward to a bright future. Not long after matrimony, Heather becomes pregnant and ushers the pair’s first child into the world, Imogene. It soon becomes apparent that Imogene (Alyssa Koerner) is exhibiting strange and dangerous behavior, leaving the new parents floundering in their attempt to find answers. When Imogene’s actions become destructive, it becomes clear that forces beyond the natural world are at work, and that something – or SOMEONE – is pulling the strings. In this horrifying thrill ride the bonds of family are frayed, sides are taken and the terrifying events culminate in a shocking finale, all seen through the eyes of a terrified father.


INFERNAL TRAILER JAN12 2015-HD from Uncork'd Entertainment on Vimeo.

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