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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Teaser Trailer And Stills Released For "Ghastlies"

Check out the teaser trailer and fresh images released for "Ghastlies", Brett Kelly's homage to such films as "Gremlins", and " Ghoulies". The film stars Kim ValentineKendra SummerfieldJessica Huether, and Julie Racine. Fans will get a kick out of this tongue in cheek horror homage to the 80s. No major details on the plot or release date yet but I am definitely a fan of the 80's creature horror comedies that Kelly is celebrating with "Ghastlies".







"POE'S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER LIVES" Horror Master's Final Tale Resurrected

For the first time, Edgar Allan Poe's final, unfinished short story known as "The Light-House" is being adapted as a feature film.

In the movie, a young man awakens alone on a remote beach, marooned there by a violent storm.  Above the the rocky crags, a lighthouse stands like a sentinel.  The man seeks the help of Walsh, the enigmatic lighthouse keeper.  Walsh insists they are the sole inhabitants of the peninsula.  But the man is haunted by fleeting glimpses of a beautiful young woman, and plagued by visions of hideous phantoms reaching out from the depths.  As this horror tale races towards a mind bending finale, the man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night, or heed the lighthouse keeper's cryptic warning to "Always keep a light burning!"

"I was promoting my monster movie, PRIMITIVE, in San Luis Obispo when a representative from the non-profit group, The Lighthouse Keepers, suggested I shoot a movie at the Point San Luis Lighthouse, built in 1890, the last Victorian style lighthouse on the West coast," Director Benjamin Cooper said.  "It was too good an opportunity to pass up, and being a fan of Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe cycle since I was a kid, I instantly thought of Poe's story."

Cooper teamed with Executive Producer Jeff Miller (AXE GIANT, THE BURNING DEAD), and screenwriter Carl Edge to bring the story to the screen.  

"We made a real effort to inject the kind of energy and scares modern audiences would respond to."  Cooper said Andrea Wiersma (PUPPET MASTER X) delivers special make-up effects with unmistakeable style.  "However, I also wanted to honor Corman's pictures and the original Poe.  Above all, this is atmospheric, gothic horror."  

The original Poe tale was brief and unfinished at the time of the writer's death, so Cooper approached the material just as Corman had done, by using the short as a springboard into a newly invented story in the spirit of Poe.

Fan favorite Vernon g Wells (MAD MAX 2: ROAD WARRIOR) plays the titular Lighthouse Keeper.  "I worked with writer Carl Edge to make this a real showcase for Vernon.  The character required somebody mysterious, and with commanding presence, but also with a lot of stuff going on beneath the surface.  Vernon relished the challenge."

EDGAR ALLAN POE'S LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER is now shopping for distribution.  Also starring: Matt O'Neill (PRIMITIVE), Rachel Riley (8213: GACY HOUSE), Monty Wall (THE BRINK), S. Daxton Balzer (PRIMITIVE), Carl Edge, John Spencer File and Erik Chavez.  Gary Jones (EVIL DEAD 2) contributed digital effects.

Thunderhead Entertainment LLC specializes in handsomely mounted "high concept" genre films with an emphasis on strong story, characterization, and production value.  Titles are available at most major video outlets such as Walmart, Fry's, Amazon, NetFlix, iTunes, Vudu and Youtube.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

New Images From "Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter"

Check out the new images from upcoming sci-fi saga "Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter". The film is due out later this year and starTracey Birdsall (Loving), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’s Daz Crawford, and Star Trek III : The Search for Spock’s Stephen Manley, Livvy Stubenrauch (Frozen), Erin Bethea (Fireproof), Tim McGrath, Miss Asia USA Ashley Park, and Aaron Jacques (I Might Even Love You). " Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter " is directed by Neil Johnson.

Currently in production in the Salton Sea, Yuma, Arizona (same locations as RETURN OF THE JEDI used), it’s a “Star Wars” meets “Mad Max” actioner about “the overthrow of humanity by Artificial Intelligence”.





It’s “JAWS” in a House in new SRS Cinema production “HOUSE SHARK”

SRS Cinema is proud to cast out the first teaser trailer for Ron Bonk’s “House Shark”.  The movie is in production now with more shooting blocks planned in the next few months.

“When Frank (Trey Harrison) finds his happy home under attack by a dangerous but largely unknown breed of shark, he's enlists the aid of the world's only "House Shark" Expert, Zachary (Michael Merchant), and a grizzled former real estate agent, Abraham (Wes Reid), to embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast and claim back his life. It's JAWS in a house!”

From writer/director Ron Bonk and produced by Ron Bonk ("She Kills") & Jonathan Straiton ("Night of Something Strange"), it stars Wes Reid, Trey Harrison and Michael Merchant.  The soundtrack will be composed by Emmett Van Slyke and the monster mechanics and gore FX will be handled by Marcus Koch.  Ron Bonk describes it as both a love letter to the late 70’s blockbusters from Steven Spielberg, but also a homage to the great monster/horror flicks of the 70’s and 80’s.

“House Shark” is about to launch an Indiegogo campaign,

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