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Saturday, May 9, 2015

A Fucked Up Teaser For A Fucked Up Lesbian Love Story


ManiaCheck out the fucked up, violent teaser trailer for a fucked up lesbian love story. The film is “Mania” and the minds behind this twisted flick belongs to Small Town Girl Productions and Jessica Cameron. “Mania” stars Tristan Risk, Ellie Churh, Carlo Mendez, Ryan M. Andrews, Jordan Pacheco, Steve Lochowitz. Cameron has been on a road tour promoting the film which was filmed simultaneously with “Desolation” and “Kill The PA”.

I’m so excited to share this fun little tease from my feature MANIA,” Cameron told Fangoria regarding the teaser. “This is one of the sexiest films that I have seen in long time, and I know fans are going to love it as much as I do. This film is as naughty as TRUTH OR DARE is dirty. ” (Examiner.com)

Two lesbian lovers are forced to flee their hometown after a brutal murder changes their lives forever.

DVD Details For Sci-fi/Horror “Infected”


Infected-andrew-gilbertImage Entertainment has announced the release of sci-fi/horror “Infected”. The film, directed by Andrew Gilbert, will hit DVD on June2, 2015. “Infected” stars Luke Hobson, Nicky Paul Barton, Roger Fowler, David Wayman and Simon Nader.

An average day in a quiet suburb becomes ground zero for the end of the world that we knew. When a fast-spreading global pandemic turns ordinary people into flesh-eating monsters, a handful of terrified survivors and the remnants of an army squad find refuge in an elementary school turned emergency shelter. With the hordes of walking dead trying to get in, scarce weapons, and a dwindling food supply, the embattled refugees begin to turn on each other. As they slowly perish, they desperately attempt to escape and determine if they are the last uninfected humans left on Earth.







Freestyle To Give The Hayride Another Go-round


Hayride2Freestyle Digital Media has announced the DVD release of horror sequel “Hayride 2”. The film will be available June 2, 2015. “Hayride 2” is directed by Terron R. Parsons and stars Sherri Eakin, Jeremy Sande, Jeremy Ivy, Corlandos Scott, Richard Tyson, Bennett Wayne Dean Sr. and picks up right where the first ended.

Following the same concept as the “Halloween” films, this slasher follows the survivors of the horrors at the haunted attraction to the hospital. Rayborn a.k.a. Pitchfork is also en route to the hospital. Paramedics make the mistake of thinking he is incapacitated. As the nightmare continues to unfold Det. Loomis seeks answers by uncovering Pitchfork’s secrets.

“The Poltergeist Of Borley Forest” DVD Details


The-Poltergeist-of-Borley-Forest-dvdThe DVD details are out for paranormal thriller “The Poltergeist Of Borley Forest”. The film is directed by Stephen McKendree and will hit shelves on DVD/Digital Video. Read the press release below and check out the trailer.

Press Release:
Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, brings you THE POLTERGESIT OF BORLEY FOREST. Directed by Stephen McKendree and written by Kimberly Britt and R. Presley Stephens, the film stars Marina Petrano, Christopher Ingle and Rhea Rossiter. THE POLTERGESIT OF BORLEY FOREST will be available on Digital Video and DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on June 2, 2015.

On a night of carefree teenage partying in the woods, Paige Pritchard unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will plunge her into a waking nightmare. Tormented by terrifying and increasingly violent supernatural visitations, Paige starts digging into the past and uncovers a sinister secret, buried for decades. Behind the deadly force that now haunts her is a malevolent entity of unspeakable evil. As its power grows and her friends fall prey to its savagery, can she – or anyone – stop The Poltergeist of Borley Forest?


Poster And Stills Released For “Heir”

Check out the promo poster and first movie stills for upcoming horror that Morehorror called “…a masterpiece…”, “Heir”. The short film is directed by Richard Powell and stars Bill Oberst, Jr., Robert Nolan. “Heir” is produced by FATAL PICTURES’ Zach Green and Richard Powell in association with Marc Roussel and Ron Basch from RED SNEAKERS MEDIA; associate produced by Seth Metoyer with cinematography by Michael Jari Davidson, special make-up effects by The Butcher Shop, editing by John Nicholls, and music by Christopher Guglick.

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After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his young son Paul embark on an ill fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned…
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Official Trailer No. 2 Released For “The Transparent Woman”


The-Transparent-WomanThe official trailer number two has been released for Domiziano Crisopharo’s “The Transparent Woman”. The film stars Roberta Gemma, Arian Levanael, Giovanna Nocetti. With its typical Italian atmosphere and vintage photography, The Transparent Woman evokes the spirit of cult films directed by Mario Bava, Pupi Avati, Dario Argento or Sergio Martino. This is the first international trailer for the much buzzed erotic giallo from M International Films.

Anna is a beautiful,fiercely independent blind woman. Due to financial problems her husband Carl has to sell the apartment they lived in. They move in an old house in a remote location surrounded by fields. Anna is not happy there and feels even more isolated as she is most of the time all alone… but eerie noises and strange facts lead her to think that someone is in the house too... or "something".









Poster Revealed For “Fright Night” Documentary

Check out the poster just revealed for upcoming documentary of horror classic “Fright Night”. The documentary is titled “You’re So Cool Brewster!: The Story Of Fright Night” and comes from the guys behind “Leviathan: The Story Of Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellraiser II”.  I like the trend of producing documentaries about some of my favorite horror classics. Look forward to checking this one out as well!


FN“Fully supported and produced by original Fright Night writer and director Tom Holland, this documentary is the ultimate insight into the making of this cult classic movie as well as a tribute to the late, great Roddy McDowall.

The Story of Fright Night will feature detailed interviews with those who helped shape and create this much loved movie. Guided by Tom Holland the makers of this new documentary will raise the stakes and unearth the behind the scenes stories including footage and images from Tom’s personal archives.

Leviathan proved that an independent documentary supported solely by the fans and a dedicated team of filmmakers can result in a fully detailed retrospective documentary.

Leviathan is a 3-disc, 9 hour treat for Hellraiser fans, the intention is to give Fright Night the same respect and treatment.”


DefTone Pictures Makes First Contact With A Reject


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DefTone Pictures Studios Inc is about to take you on another exciting venture into indie filmmaking with their newest science fiction thriller! Over the past few years, DefTone Pictures Studios and Director Adam R Steigert have produced various titles such as the science fiction horror film Not Human (formerly Ombis: Alien Invasion) which is now available on DVD and VOD, the horror/comedy A Grim Becoming (currently screening in film festivals) and now the newest project: S.T.A.R. [Space Traveling Alien Reject] which begins filming this July!

S.T.A.R (Space Traveling Alien Reject) revolves around the once famous, award-winning writer Greg Vincent who is now a down on his luck, struggling alcoholic. Looking for inspiration for what he hopes will be his big comeback story, Greg ventures to the small town of Metsburgh. Along with revitalizing his career, he hopes that he can sell the story to get some much needed cash to pay off his debts to crime lord Angelia Branco. Enter STAR, an on-the-run alien fleeing certain death from the hideous Meroarks on his home planet of Mars. Greg encounters this blue, oddly shaped, wise-guy alien after they find themselves hiding in the same cabin. With a deadline given by the mob and an alien race hot on STAR’s trail, who will be able to save them? Will it be Alex Creed? The star of such grindhouse films as Devon Danger vs. the Atomic Space Zombies. Or maybe Marissa? A diehard fan of those very films. Could this be the basis for the perfect story which could jump start not only Greg’s career but also his life?

DefTone Pictures Studios is aiming for a 2016 release of S.T.A.R. [Space Traveling Alien Reject]. Adam R Steigert will helm the project as Director. S.T.A.R reunites Not Human star Richard Satterwhite as Alex Creed and A Grim Becoming co-star Aryn Fitzgerald as Marissa with the DefTone crew. The film also features newcomer Christopher Barbis in the title role of Greg Vincent, Lori Cholewka as Lana, scream queen Nicola Fiore playing Sarah, supermodel Melyssa Jade as the villanous Angela Branco and Patrick Mallette voicing STAR himself.

DefTone Pictures Studios’ Not Human is currently available for purchase at Walmart stores nationwide and also online at amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Fye and other major retailers. Rent or own it now on VOD (Video-on- Demand) through Verizon, Dish, Amazon Instant Video, ITunes, Vudu, Blockbuster, Shaw, Comcast plus many more platforms. Not Human’s DVD special features are a commentary track with Adam R Steigert and Makeup effects supervisor and graduate of the Tom Savini school of Arts (Douglas Academy) Phil Beith, Behind the Lens, Deleted Scenes, Making a Mutant, Photo Gallery and much, much more!




Official Season 2 Trailer Unleashed For ‘The Strain’


thestrainThe official trailer has been unleashed for season two of FX’s hit series ‘The Strain’. The pandemic continues to spread throughout the island of Manhattan this summer when the series returns. ‘The Strain’ is a dark, nightmarish drama that hits a nerve on so many levels that the story continues to haunt long after the episodes have ended.

The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather,” the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

My Review Of “American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire”


AB Slew HampshireThat time all the horrors of a road trip gone wrong met in the woods and ran some cannibal crazed evil up your ass, “American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire” is the terror that unfolded. The film is written and directed by Flood Reed, a man whose lumberjack stature and woodsman appearance is as sexy as it is intimidating. Qualities that are only outweighed by his insanity and talent for creating a “mind-fuck, cluster nut” explosion of entertainment. “Slew Hampshire” stars Dayo Okeniyi, Shawn Thomas, Tyler Rice, PJ Hennigan, Flood Reed, Jeremy Isabella, Michael Todd Schneider, and Claire Dodin.

The story follows some friends out to complete a rite of passage styled road trip to get laid and bond. What happens in “Slew Hampshire” takes that desire and twists it into a perversion of exploitation, and backwood horror that is literally dumbfounding. Seriously there is so many elements of the horror genre colliding in this film that I was delightfully, jaw drop, amazed. Usually films that go for this amount of fast-paced complexity fails big time. “American Backwoods” is not that film. Things hit the g spot from all angles-g as in gore, gratuity, and greatness. Let me just say that somewhere between “Brokeback Mountain” and “I Spit On Your Grave” permeates a nightmare so insane that only Hell could handle its girth. This is that nightmare.

The special effects and gore are visceral, blood-soaked moments of grue that will delight any splatter film horror fan. The cinematography is a blend of campfire horror suspense mixed with grindhouse torture-porn realness. And as if that wasn't enough to pull from Flood Reed brings in some perfectly timed and tuned dark humor that plays with horror comedy, but this film is by no means to be confused with anything currently out there in horror comedy. Whatever crazy that possesses Reed’s mind is a beautiful damnation of artistry and madness. “American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire” is an onslaught of gory awesomeness.

Overall “American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire” is a fun, twisted blend of Darwinian horror and a hunger games of “Deliverance” inspired terror that should make you second guess that road trip to North America’s hidden gems and honey spots. The story is elevated, next level insanity, the characters are dark and evolved. The special effects and atmosphere is exciting and full of classic horror energy placed in a truly modern piece of entertaining terror. A must for any horror fan regardless of which subgenre gets you off!

Anthology “Dark Continents” Reveals Story Concept For First Segment . ‪#‎terrorisuniversal‬


DCLovecraftian/Barker inspired horror anthology “Dark Continents” has revealed the first segment story along with some promo stills to help tease the concept for this intercontinental nightmare which creates terror framed in different regions of the world. “Dark Continents” brings together some cool directing talents for four tales based in four different countries. Tristan Risk (pictured below) and Miltos Yerolemou are attached to star.

Written and directed by Stuart W.Bedford of Two-Headed Snake Entertainment.
Story 1: Old Travellers (UK)

When her frantic search for her estranged sister draws her to the abandoned village of Crave’s Loft, Bianca Howell (Tristan Risk), a depressive writer with chronic ADD, finds herself at the mercy of a shadowy cult whose supposed duty is to halt the coming of a race of ancient inter-dimensional Gods; The Old Travellers. But the ritual requires the sacrifice of a chosen one: her sister. With the cultists at her heels, Bianca’s harrowing discoveries force her into a decision; in the one hand is her sister’s life and in the other, the potential fate of humanity.‪#‎terrorisuniversal‬

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gravitas Picks Up “Anarchy Parlor”


anarchy parlorGravitas Ventures has picked up indie horror film “Anarchy Parlor”. The film is directed by Kenny Gage, Devon Downs and stars Robert LaSardo, Jordan James Smith, Anthony Del Negro, Claire Garvey and Sara Fabel. “Anarchy Parlor” is expecting a theatrical release June 19th with a VOD taking place on May 12th, 2015.

It is a horror film about a mysterious nomad simply known as the "Artist" who practices a dark art form passed down through the generations. He creates much more than tattoos for tourists who visit his Lithuanian Tattoo Parlor. Shot entirely on location in Vilnius Lithuania. 6 young college hopefuls vacationing and partying in Eastern Europe get more than they bargained for when they unwillingly get caught up in a maniacal locals fiendish side business.








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Julie Candelaria, VP of Marketing at Gravitas Ventures- "Gravitas is thrilled to work with such talented filmmakers and excited to bring an original horror film such as this to the horror fan audience. With this unique twist and such a talented cast, we know audiences are going to love it."

Image Entertainment To Bring “Some Kind Of Hate”


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Image Entertainment, an RLJE Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired all North American rights to the Caliber Media-produced horror film, SOME KIND OF HATE.

 The buzz-worthy film made its world debut at the Stanley Film Festival on May 2.   Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer, from a script by Mortimer and novelist Brian DeLeeuw (The Dismantling), SOME KIND OF HATE stars Ronen Rubenstein (It Felt Like Love), Sierra McCormick (Disney’s “Ant Farm”), Grace Phipps (Fright Night, Disney’s Teen Beach Movie), Spencer Breslin (The Happening, The Kid), Lexi Atkins (The Boy Next Door, Zombeavers), Noah Segan (Looper), and Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer, Twin Falls Idaho).  Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer for the Image brands, made the announcement today.

“SOME KIND OF HATE has an amazing story that takes audiences for a ride,” said Ward.  “We’re thrilled to bring this film to audiences at large after its incredible debut at the Stanley Film Festival.”

SOME KIND OF HATE tells the story of a troubled teen who’s subjected to severe bullying.  He accidentally conjures Moira Karp, a teenage girl pushed to commit suicide by bullies years ago. 

Moira is now a vengeful and unstoppable force on a mission of gruesome retribution.  But when she goes too far, Lincoln must prevent her from spiraling out of control in this passionate and vividly violent take on the supernatural slasher.

Produced by Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller, Amanda Mortimer, and Gabriella Revilla Lugo, the deal was negotiated by Caliber’s Sonnier and Heller on behalf of the filmmakers and Ward on behalf of RLJE/Image Entertainment.

Recent Image Entertainment releases include The Rewrite with Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei and written & directed by Marc Lawrence; and The Cobbler with Adam Sandler, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Steve Buscemi and written & directed by Tom McCarthy.  Upcoming titles include Burying the Ex starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Green, Alexandra Daddario and directed by Joe Dante; and the Caliber Media production Dark was the Night with Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas, and directed by Heller.







“Zombies From Outer Space” Finally Hits DVD


zfosB-movie mashup “Zombies From Outer Space” has finally hit DVD. The film is directed by Martin Faltermeier and will hit shelves on May 26th thanks to Olive Films. “Zombies From Outer Space” stars Judith Gorgass, Florian Kiml, Siegfried Foster, David Scharschmidt, Vlasto Peyitch and Michael Preiss.

Rural Bavaria. The late 1950’s. Something very strange is taking place. When Maria (Judith Gorgrass) happens upon the dead body of a woman, little does she realize the terror that will unleashed in Zombies from Outer Space.

Noted scientist Dr. Robert Hoelzlein (Florian Kiml) and American Army Captain John Welles (Siegfried Foster), both brought in to investigate the crime, soon butt heads over the case and their mutual attraction to Maria. Romance takes a back seat when more bodies are discovered. Who or what has caused these mysterious deaths?







Sunday, May 3, 2015

My Review Of “Evangeline"


Evangeline“Evangeline” is one of these new revenge / supernatural fusion horror films that blends classic vengeance gore with a paranormal element. I like this mash-up of concepts. “Evangeline” is directed by Karen Lam and stars Kat de Lieva, Richard Harmon, Mayumi Yoshida, David Lewis, Kelvin Redvers and Dejan Loyola. The story follows a young college student stepping out of her comfort zone to go to a Frat party. This being the horror that it is bad things happen and she is left for dead while her friends seek answers. “Evangeline” is dark cautionary tale that mixes the surreal with experimental in an East meets West concept.

The story isn’t completely original, the themes and subject matter has been explored quite a bit in horror. What “Evangeline” does offer is a deep, atmospheric slice of human tragedy, and a test of Lam’s more philosophical expressionism through visual art forms. I enjoyed that Lam chose to show us what the psyche split during intense physical suffering could look like. And by choosing that moment to have a supernatural development unfold in the character development goes a long way toward Lam’s vision, and gives us our turn around in this nightmarish journey.

The acting and directing is pretty tight. Obviously the budget was nice enough to bring “Evangeline” up to par with some of the recent films of this ilk. The production is quality as well. Unfortunately there is something of substance missing in a lot of the material here. The story is multilayered and for the most part the characters seem developed enough. It is just that I felt they were standard “Copy/paste” characters and there was no real emotionality to the drama or scenes that actually dealt with the crux of this story. Not to the level that the creativity and vision of more surreal scenes without dialog where everything was visual stimulation. Plus things just happen because they need to happen and that was the way they were drawn on the storyboards. No real suspense or intensity.

The special effects rocked. Especially the creature effects on the “demon” or “entity” , (what little we see it). It is what we have come to expect in this genre and I recently saw another film with an almost identical story do it better, but all the FX are on point and look great on screen. The soundtrack and atmosphere is a haunting sway of despair lingering over the story. There will be as many people that like “Evangeline” as “hate it”. The actual combining of the two aspects of the story are open to interpretation, in some moments are confusing. I loved the visual exploration of the victim coping during such a senseless and vicious act of violence. I only hope I have a demon watching over me and waiting for that moment to intercede. 

My Review Of “Dead Kansas”


DKAaron K. Carter’s post-zompocalypse film is probably one of the oddest experiences I have had watching indie/homegrown movies. It is currently on Amazon and stars Erin Miracle, Alexandria Lightford, Aaron Guerrero, Michael Camp, Kevin C. Beardsley, Juliette Danielle, Irwin Keyes, Ben Woolf. The story focuses on a Father/daughter drama of survival post outbreak, like way post. Very little society is left and most of the “rottens” have rotted away. All that is left is bands of people fighting one another to carve out dominance over the Kansas terrain. Throw in that only daughter seems to be immune from the virus that is blamed by the whole of female society for its destruction, and you have an old school male dominated saga unfolding.

First off I want to explain why I said this is one of the oddest viewing experiences I have had. “Dead Kansas” is by no means a strong indie zombie film, nor is it a strong story. There is just so much that noticeably goes wrong in every act- the writing, line delivery, timing, the characters – it all is just a off. And yet, there is some hidden entity that possesses this film’s atmosphere and energy that forced me to watch. I found small moments of gold in here that made me highly entertained. Plus some of the cast are nice surprises that legitimize “Dead Kansas”. Irwin Keyes, Ben Woolf both add something special to “Dead Kansas”.

The special effects are almost non existent since most is suggestive and off camera. Even the zombies are never really since except for once. It is a bit of a let down but in a genre over saturated with material already there is really nothing that “Dead Kansas” could have done to add to the situation. Still it would have been nice to see them a bit more. I get why Carter went with the concept that he did. It is creative and artist to place the viewer inside the eyes of the zombie by having the scenes switch to black & white. Plus with the scene that an actual zombie shows up on screen, that moment and how it pertains to the story and characters in the moment aims for profundity.

Overall “Dead Kansas” is gonna disappoint a lot of people who set out to watch the film. It is on the lower quality side of indie film making-not sure if they had a budget or not. Didn’t look like they did. The story is “been-there-done-that”, and the acting really should have been reigned in more on several of these characters. All that said, the oddity of nature that accompanies these characters, the off-tempo line deliveries, and the sound track somehow put off a Fred Olen Ray/Gil Bettman vibe. By the last scene I actually found myself into the surviving characters and excited that they left the story open for a sequel.

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