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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Crowd Funding Still Underway For "Brave New Jersey"

Crowd funding is still underway for the feature film treatment of the greatest hoax ever told, Orson Welle's 1938 radio broadcast, 'War Of The Worlds'. The film, "Brave New Jersey", is in post-production and tells the story of one town faced with the terrifying realization the the world and their lives may soon end as they listen to the radio broadcast of an alien invasion.

" Brave New Jersey " is the true story of the mayhem that insued once Orson Welle's "War Of The Worlds'" hit the airwaves. The film stars Anna Camp, Mel Rodriguez, Heather Burns, Tony Hale, Sam Jaeger, Erika Alexander, and Evan Jonigkeit. The crowd funding is taking place over on Kickstarter.







Release Date And New Trailer For "Siren"

The release date has finally been announced for dark fantasy "Siren". The film is directed by Jesse Peyronel and stars Vinessa Shaw, Rob Kazinsky, Ross Patridge, and Bess Wohl. " Siren hits VOD December 11th courtesy of Osiris Entertainment. Check out the new trailer for the film below as well as some new stills. 

SIREN is a dark love story about an unusual match: LEIGH (Vinessa Shaw – Side Effects, Puncture, Two Lovers, 3:10 to Yuma, Eyes Wide Shut, Hocus Pocus), a young woman cursed with appearing to all men as the object of their desire, and GUY (Rob Kazinsky – Pacific Rim, True Blood, East Enders), a mysterious traveler, who’s the first one to see Leigh as she truly is.

LEIGH lives alone in an isolated house in the forest, protected from the world by electric gates and surveillance cameras. She has a unique power: every man who encounters her sees his ultimate fantasy, and falls uncontrollably in love with her. When the security system short-circuits, Leigh has a series of uninvited guests. KIP, a young boy, who sees Leigh as a lovely young girl his age. Kip’s father, CARL (Ross Partridge – The Off-Hours, Prom Night, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) comes to find the girl that bewitched his son, but instead meets a sexier version of Leigh – and he too falls in love immediately. Leigh rejects him, and Carl responds violently, but she manages to restrain him to the gate. Then, along comes GUY, a handsome drifter, and he – surprisingly – doesn’t fall madly in love. Leigh’s never had this reaction from anyone before – he’s apparently immune to her curse, so this could be her first chance at a real relationship. So she invites him to stay.




You can read my review of "Siren" here: http://asouthernlifeinscandaloustimes.blogspot.com/2015/09/my-review-of-siren.html#sthash.KcyyXesV.hpvt






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Trailer Released For " Monday At 11:01"

Check out the official Trailer for Harvey Lowry's "Monday At 11:01". The suspenseful thriller stars Charles Agron, Briana Evigan, Lauren Shaw, and Lance Henriksen. " Monday At 11:01" follows a young couple who find themselves in a beautiful yet eerie mountain town where everyone seems strangely familiar. Also check out the stills that were released for the film below. 

While Jenny busies herself in the small antique shops – Michael wanders into the local watering hole. The bartender (Lance Henriksen) dares Michael to check out Olivia (Briana Evigan),a sultry brunette in the corner. After a drink, Michael takes him up on the offer and moves  to sit next to her. The two begin an ominous flirtation with Olivia slipping him her phone number. 

Michael and Jenny decide to stay overnight at the dimly lit and aging hotel. During the night Michael is jolted out of bed when he hears frantic screams from another room. When he calls the front desk for help, he is met with cold indifference. No one believes him including Jenny. As his hallucinations become more real through a series of horrific events, Michael finds himself desperately trying to walk the line between reality and the terror that awaits him.







Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Apocalyptic Horror Swarms Man In "Tsunambee"

A swarm of apocalyptic scale swarms mankind in "Sharknado" fashion in new Sci-fi spectacle "Tsunambee" The film is directed by Milko Davis and stars Ruselis Aumean Perry Maria DeCoste Shale Le Page Stacy Pederson and Thea Saccoliti. Check out the doomsday level horror in the series of promo posters for "Tsunambee" below.

As the world ends, a wrath is released that torments man for days. Symbolic in scripture of locusts plaguing man, huge swarms of wasps attack a small rural town at the beginning of a series of apocalyptic events. As a gang tries to leave the city, their escape is cut short by a group of farmers taking the law into their own hands. A local sheriff is the only hope of order left, but options are limited as the groups become tangled trying to escape an attack of biblical proportions. They must now work together to survive as the end of time ensues by setting aside their differences. Or die the death of ages.



"Encounters" Tauted As Scariest Found Footage

The Danish sci-fi/horror "Encounters" is being tauted as the scariest found footage out there, and proof the subgenre is not dead! "Encounters" is directed by Anders Johanne Bukh and stars Kristian Fjord, Casper Sloth, Jacob Wagner Guldager, Signs Mathilde Sorenson. Check out the recently released trailer below.

In 1981 an unexplained phenomenon began to spread. In Norway, at Hessdalen, mysterious lights were seen in the sky. In 2010 the phenomenon spread to Sweden. Strange sounds from the sky was reported. In 2012 Swedish divers discovered a huge object deep down at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The object is said to be of unnatural origin. Nobody has been able to explain the mystery...until now... On November 18, 2011 a small Danish film crew disappeared without a trace in the northern Swedish forests. A year later, the filmmakers material was leaked by hackers, now known as Pandora. This is the disturbing footage.



Well Go USA Announces US Rights to Canadian Thriller "RIVER"

Well Go USA Entertainment has announced the acquisition of US distribution rights to RIVER, directed by Jamie M. Dagg and starring Rossif Sutherland (HIGH LIFE), Ted Atherton (MAX PAYNE), Sara Botsford (THE FOG), and Vithaya Pansringarm(ONLY GOD FORGIVES).

In RIVER, American doctor John Lake (Sutherland), volunteering in the north of Laos, becomes a fugitive after he intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman. When the assailant's body is pulled from the Mekong River, things quickly spiral out of control.

The Canadian-born Sutherland, half-brother to Kiefer Sutherland (“24”), is best known for his role in the award-winning HIGH LIFE (2009), as well as a supporting turn in Bruce McDonald’s HELLIONS, which released earlier this year after a successful World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. He also appeared alongside father Donald Sutherland in 2010’s THE CON ARTIST.

RIVER’s World Premiere marked Dagg’s third appearance at the acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival, where his previous two shorts, WAITING and SUNDAY, also made their debut. It was included in TIFF’s prestigious DiscoverySection, “where Festival audiences will find the future of filmmaking," said Cameron Bailey, TIFF's Artistic Director. "You can expect to uncover thrilling new voices, inspiring storytellers and hidden gems among this fantastic showcase of work from some of the most exciting new directors from around the world,” he said.  

“It’s terrific when we can find a film so riveting, it holds on to you from beginning to end,” said Doris Pfardrescher, President and CEO of Well Go USA Entertainment. “That gripping tension is what’s so exciting about it - [Sutherland] is so raw, and so believable, that you really want to see him escape, and the tension just builds and builds - it's nearly claustrophobic. I was really impressed,” she said. The film is currently scheduled for a Summer 2016 theatrical release.

The deal was negotiated between Doris Pfardrescher at Well Go USA Entertainment and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Crowd Funding Starts For "Echo Lake Massacre"

The indie horror "Echo Lake Massacre" has started a campaign to gather finishing funds. The film is directed by Jonathan A. Moody and stars Moody, Brittany Nichole, Stephen Sturges, Tiffany Armstrong, Andre Bland, Kara Brown, Eliza Jayne, Jenny Jannetty, Rob "Stro" Kellum, and John Johnson as Sheriff Kelton. The crowd funding for "Echo Lake Massacre" is taking place on Indiegogo.

"Echo Lake Massacre" is a feature slasher film originally set to be a web series back in 2010 but has since developed into a feature film aiming for a 2016 release date. Head over to the campaign page to check out the perks.








New Poster And Casting News From "The Amityville Legacy"

A new promo poster has been released for 2016 horror "The Amityville Legacy". The film is directed by Dustin Ferguson. Word is out now that Liane Langford has been the first actor cast in the film. "The Amityville Legacy" deals with a possessed toy monkey from the DeFeo's days in the cursed house. It wrecks havoc on a family as the father becomes possessed when the toy monkey is given to him as a gift. 

Liane Langford is known for such films as "A Blood Story", " You Found Me", and "The Mangled". The Indie actress is tapped to play a supporting lead role in " The Amityville Legacy". More Casting News is expected in coming days.

First Trailer For "The Other Side Of The Door"

The first trailer has been released for upcoming horror "The Other Side Of The Door".  The film is directed by Johannes Roberts and stars Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto and Javier Botet. " The Other Side Of The Door" is set to be released theatrically on March 11th, 2016.

Grieving the loss of her son, Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies of ‘The Waking Dead’) seeks out a ritual that will allow her to say goodbye to her late child, opening the veil between the world of the living and the dead. Now she must protect her family against the unimaginable evil that was once her beloved son.










Release Details And Cover Art For "Bigfoot VS Zombies"

Release details, cover art, and Trailer released for genre mashup "Bigfoot VS Zombies". The film is directed by Adrian Popovici and will be available on DVD February 23rd, 2016. The release comes courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing.

A scientist creates a toxic cocktail that slowly leaks into the local population, creating flesh-eating zombies – and only one creature of legend can stop the growing hordes of the undead.









BIGFOOT vs. ZOMBIES - Trailer from Wild Eye Releasing on Vimeo.

Teaser Trailer For "Bugs" Released


The final teaser Trailer has been released for Ryan McCoy's "Bugs", as the film inches closer to its January production date. " Bugs" stars Abigail Richie, Whitney Rice, and Joshua Boyer. "Bugs" is creepy crawly nature nightmare that follows a group of girls who become trapped in beach side bathroom after a swarm of inscects decend on L.A.

"American Guinea Pig:Bloodshock" Presale At Indiegogo

The Indie horror series "American Guinea Pig" returns with New installment, "American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock". The feature is complete and the DVD is available for Presale on the film's Indiegogo page. Your purchase through the crowd funding site goes toward the next installment of the horror franchise.

In the history of independent horror films, never has a series of unrepentant brutality brought about a surge of fans that needed to see, witness or own... such a unique brand of film atrocity.

A series of movies that is so far off from the mainstream, that audiences worldwide have heard about it in hushed tones.

Many have tried to copy them but few have approached it's very grim core. Unearthed Films... is bringing the white hot tip of unrelenting gore, unparalleled atrocities and unmerciful slaughter... back into the minds eye of all the horror fans who dared to see what the originals where truly about.

The AMERICAN GUINEA PIG SERIES has begun...





New Sci-fi "STAR LEAF" Teams With NASA

The creators of the sci-fi horror film “STAR LEAF” are having a contest to promote a space launch by aerospace company RocketStar at NASA’s Cape Canaveral 39c Launch Pad in the coming weeks. The launch will be filmed by Discovery Channel Canada.

According to a recent article in Popular Mechanics, New York-based RocketStar technologies has designed a single-stage rocket capable of reaching orbital altitudes using its Aerospike engine technology. RocketStar hopes to lead the way in the new space economy, allowing anyone to put a small CubeSat Satellite into space for around $6,000.

The first launch will be a test to reach 10,000 feet in altitude. Star Leaf Enterprises is having a contest to decide what exactly should be put in the rocket as part of the test flight. Winners will receive “Star Leaf” autographed DVDs and merchandise. NASA will not allow any actual cannabis on the flight – but any item (cannabis-inspired only) under two ounces is allowed. Contest submissions can be tweeted to @starleafmovie on Twitter.

Founder and CEO of RocketStar Christopher Craddock says the technology can eventually offer cannabis entrepreneurs future “space delivery” of their products to orbiting space stations, or orbital drops anywhere in the world in 20 minutes (where legal).

Whether the ability to launch “space weed” chalks up to anything more than a publicity stunt for cannabis companies and entrepreneurs or not, it still offers the public the opportunity to reach out to the cosmos as part of a booming new space industry being led by civilian and private contractors.

The film “Star Leaf” is about an extra-terrestrial strain of marijuana that lands on earth in the distant past. The film’s producers are excited to be a part of RocketStar’s early launch testing and realize the opportunity to have “ET Weed” in real life simply can’t be missed.

“It might sound silly to some, but the idea of being able to connect a concept in the film to something tangible in real life is amazing,” says the film’s director, Richard Cranor. “Why not launch weed into space? It might prevent an invasion from an aggressive alien species. You never know.”

Submit Your Contest Ideas by December 3, 2015, to:
https://twitter.com/starleafmovie @starleafmovie
(All possible launch items must weigh under 2 ounces. CANNOT BE ACTUAL CANNABIS.)


RocketStar Space Program: rocketstar.nyc
RocketStar Overview Video: https://vimeo.com/122190298
Star Leaf now available on AmazonGoogle Play. andiTunes


All entries must be received by December 3, 2015. In the event of multiple same ideas being selected, the first entry received will receive the prize for that idea. Winners will receive a free autographed DVD, rolling papers, and poster – as well as a thank you video from one of the film’s stars, Ranger Dave. Actual launch date subject to NASA inspections and timetable
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Premier Date of Holiday Horror Film Award-Winning “All Through The House"

Award-winning Los Angeles filmmaker Todd Nunes will premier his holiday horror film ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE at the PDXtreme Portland Underground Film Festival Saturday, December 5. The horror film is a production of Los Angeles-based The Readmond Company and screens at 7:00pm at the Academy Theater, 7818 Southeast Stark St., Portland, OR 97215. Tickets are $30 for the full festival pass and include three short films including Night of the Slasher (directed by Shant Hammasian). More information at http://www.pdxtremefest.com.

"If I asked Santa for a classic slasher film, 'All Through The House' is exactly what I want under the tree,” says PDXtreme Festival Director Jeremy Janz. “Todd Nunes delivers on the 80's nostalgia and Ashley Mary Nunes is a scream queen on the rise. We're proud to be screening it at PDXtreme Fest." 

“I’m excited to screen ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE in Portland,” says Todd Nunes, writer and director of ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE. “This is a fun, scary film that Portland audience will definitely get a kick out of.” Nunes’ sister Ashley Mary Nunes, stars in the 80s-style slasher film featuring a deranged Santa Slayer who rips through the town of Napa, California for some yuletide-terror.  

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE was recently awarded Best Local Feature at San Francisco’s Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. The film also won three awards at Hollywood’s RIP Horror Film Festival in October:

* Official Winner of Best Slasher, Todd Nunes for ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
* Audience Choice Award ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
* Best Editing, ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE was also nominated for the RIP Festival’s Best Music Score and Best Ensemble. 

“ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE is a horrifically titillating Christmas tale with a holiday surprise from Santa,” says, L.J. Rivera, founder and director of the RIP Horror International Film Festival. “We at RIP Horror were ecstatic to give these awards to ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE and present their world premier at our festival.”

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE stars scream queens Ashley Mary Nunes (SYFY’S ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE), Jessica Cameron (TRUTH OR DARE), and Jennifer Wenger (TALES OF HALLOWEEN, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE). The film’s gory special effects were created by Tommy Pietch of SYFY’S FACE OFF and STAR TREK: RENEGADES. 





Fifteen years ago, a peaceful Christmas neighborhood was engulfed by fear when five-year-old Jamie Garrett was mysteriously taken from her bedroom, never to be seen again. Now on Christmas break, Rachel Kimmel comes home from college to find her neighborhood struck again by a reign of terror. A violent killer is hiding behind a grisly Santa mask, leaving a bloody trail of slaughtered women and castrated men to the steps of the Garrett house. Rachel finds herself in a horrifying nightmare as she discovers the twisted secret behind the mask.


“This slasher has been brewing in my mind since I was a kid,” says Director/Writer Todd Nunes. “It’s not a rehash of popular Christmas horror movie subplots, like punishing the naughty, Santa obsessed psychos, or death by antlers. This is a dark, scary, violent story that delivers on a big bloody body count, beautiful girls, and lots of terrifying action. It’s everything I love to see in a horror movie - every murder is shown on screen and the anti-hero is a killer with a diabolical, sadistic mystery.”

“Although I loved my character because she is strong and complex, I’m really drawn to the twisted and crazy characters she meets in this movie,” says actress Ashley Mary Nunes (as Rachel Kimmell). “The Killer in ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE is disturbing, gross and really unique - I’m fascinated by the depraved impulses. I know that everyone is going to love all the gore and violence, but there is also a twisted mystery that ties it all together like a big Christmas bow.”

ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE is a 95-minute film shot in 21 days in the summer of 2014 in Benicia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Lake Arrowhead, CA. Director/Writer Todd Nunes graduated with honors from The Los Angeles Film School and studied screenwriting at UCLA's Writers' Program. This is the first film by Los Angeles-based The Readmond Company.

FULL CAST: Ashley Mary Nunes (ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE), Jessica Cameron (TRUTH OR DARE), Melynda Kiring (THE FOG LADY), Jennifer Wenger (JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE), Natalie Montera, Lito Velasco, Jason Rayer, Johanna Rae (NATURAL BORN FILMMAKERS), Cathy Garrett, Matt Poeschl (ENTOURAGE), Danica Riner, Kelsey Carlstedt, Lyndon Laveaux, Justice Lee, Sarah Miller, Milijana Riner, Noah Boylen, John Nunes, and Sky Boylen.

FULL CREW: Stephen Readmond (Producer), Christopher Stanley (Producer), Todd Nunes (Director/Writer), Ryan J. Anderson (Cinematography), Glenda Suggs (Assistant Director), Tommy Pietch (Key Special Effects), Josh McCarron (Special Effect David Passey (Gaffer), Adrian Rivero (Sound), Alexis Evelyn (Editor), Melissa Black (Production Design), Crista Llewellyn (Makeup Artist), Nigelle Paden (Makeup Artist), Patricia McPhaul (Script Supervisor), Sharon Nunes (Set Decorator), Grip (Tamra Garrett), Jennifer Nunes (Grip), Shane Nunes (Production Assistant). 


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