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Saturday, April 8, 2017

"Red Christmas" Acquired By Artsploitation Films


Press Release:
Artsploitation Films has acquired US rights from international sales agent Devilworks for the Australian horror film Red Christmas directed by veteran television director/producer Craig Anderson. The dark,violent and sickly twisted tale had its World Premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, its North American Premiere at Fantasia Festival and its European Premiere at London’s Frightfest.
The film stars (and was co-produced by) horror film acting legend, Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters, Halloween,The Lords of Salem) as the mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve. When a mysterious, deformed young man named Cletus appears at their door, things soon go from petty insults to bloody, imaginatively orchestrated violence as Wallace attempts to protect her family from the vengeful intruder. The film deliriously infuses comedy, dark family secrets with outlandish gore and adds the always controversial subject of abortion in its blood-stained mix.


Initial critical response: VARIETY: “An energetic, candy-colored romp through genre tropes that manages to take its subject matter seriously while poking fun at itself at the same time.”
RUE MORGUE: “Nothing is sacred to Anderson and setting murderous mayhem on the eponymous holiday is only the beginning of Red Christmas‘ challenge to propriety and good taste.”;
BIRTHDEATHMOVIES: “Anchored by a genuinely great Dee Wallace performance, Red Christmas is a completely bizarre horror film…it enters the realm of perverse fascination.”
SCREAM MAGAZINE: “Striking, bold and brilliant; a sure-fire Christmas classic for horror lovers.”


Artsploitation Films president Ray Murray says, “We are excited to release this over-the-top, deliriously entertaining genre film. With its odd anti-abortion angle, it could very well be the first horror film of the Trump era!” Devilworks president Matteo Rolleri remarks, “’We are thrilled to be working with Artsploitation and couldn’t think of anyone better to release such a striking exploitation film! Red Christmas sits among the classics; it is kinetic, untamed and saturated in gore.’’
The US premiere of the film and the initial festival run will be announced in the coming weeks while the limited theatrical run is scheduled for August and DVD/Blu-ray and VOD scheduled for October.


Friday, April 7, 2017

"KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE" Gets VOD/DVD Release In May.

KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE is released on VOD/DVD May 2.


The Legends Return this May! Facing certain defeat, Merlin banishes the evil enchantress Morgana and her son Mordred to the ends of universe. Vowing revenge, Morgana and her son return to Earth, hell-bent on destroying every last descendant of King Arthur and his Knights.

 From Jared Cohn, director of Little Dead Rotting Hood and The HordeKing Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table available May 2 from the Asylum. The film stars Sara Malakul Lane, and Eoin O'Brien. Check out the stills from this modern take on the king of legend.




The Annual Purge Hits The Small Screen With New Series


Via Blumhouse.com:

Writer-director James DeMonaco, creator of the PURGE universe, will act as a showrunner for the cable TV series, which is one of the first to be produced by Blumhouse and Universal Cable Productions as part of Blumhouse TV’s newly-formed partnership with ITV Studios.
DeMonaco first broke the news about the television project last summer in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, and it’s now confirmed the new series (full title TBD) will air on USA and SyFy.
We are excited that with the launch of this new studio, we are expanding our partnership with NBCUniversal by growing THE PURGE franchise into a television series,” announced Blumhouse founder & CEO Jason Blum, “and are grateful for their incredible support of Blumhouse overall.”
Details are still forthcoming about the project timeline, production dates and its place in the feature-film PURGE canon, but rumor has it the show may take the form of a loose anthology, running parallel to the events of the three films (with a fourth now in development).

Official Poster Released For "Countrycide"

The official poster has been released for upcoming horror "Countrycide". The film is written and directed by Brett Kelly and stars Robin Hodge, Joel Elliott, Andrew Galligan, Peter Whittaker, Trevor Payer and Lee Cyr. Kelly is expected to hit the festival circuit this summer with "Countrycide".



A young woman is trapped in the woods, held by a bear trap, as she battles the elementsame and predators for survival.



Introducing "Fractal Vision", A Terrifying New Anthology Series


A new anthology horror series is coming to a laptop new you! Fractal Vision brings together a diverse group of filmmakers, including Matthew T. Price, writer/director of Other Halves, Nicki Hunter, Carson Nicely (Conan), Miranda Parham (We need to Talk) and more.

Fractal Vision is inspired by everything from the Twilight Zone to 80s slashers to modern series like Black Mirror. It explores the weird, the fantastical, and the horrifying, all in just five minute episodes.

The first two episodes are already streaming on YouTube. DupliKate stars Nicki Hunter as a woman who’s found the perfect home; now all she has to do is eliminate the woman who lives there. A Final Girl’s Best Friend is an homage to slasher films of the 1980s, but with a twist.

Stills from DupliKate :




Stills from A Final Girl’s Best Friend :






While the Fractal Vision team has shot several episodes, their goal is to film 24 episodes. In order to accomplish that, they’re crowdfunding a portion of their budget through Hatchfund. Perks for backers include unrated versions of the episodes, with more gore, nudity, and explicit language than YouTube allows. Other perks include signed DVDs, set visits, and participation in the casting and production of the series.


To support this indie horror webseries, visit their Hatchfund page. You can learn more on their website, FractalVisionTV.com, as well as on FacebookYouTubeTwitter (@FractalVisionTV), and Instagram (@FractalVisionTV).

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Crowd Funding Underway For Old-School Creature Feature "Bonehill Road"



A crowd funding campaign is underway for CGI-free creature feature "Bonehill Road", a werewolf film seeking to pay tribute to classics like "An American Werewolf In London" and "The Howling". The campaign is set up on Indiegogo.



Todd Sheets via campaign page:
"In some ways, it is a throwback to the films we grew up with... the real horror movies that we all love so much, and in another way it is a modern horror flick that uses old school techniques, including Practical Monster Effects.  NO CGI at all here.  Our goal is to make an exciting, scary monster movie with some really cool werewolves."

New Poster &Update On Horror Short "Deep Shock"

Davide Melini is finishing up a nice festival run with thriller short "Lion" only to step into the dark gory world of Italian giallo once more with "Deep Shock". The horror short, which serves as a love letter to Dario Argento and Mario Brava,  is currently in post-production. "Deep Shock" stars Muireann Bird, Francesc Pagès, George Bracebridge, Lorna Larkin, Erica Prior, and Luis Fernández de Eribe. Check out the new poster art for the film.


Sarah can't completely overcome the deaths of her grandfather and her older sister. The trauma and lack of sleep cause her to embark on a strange journey of apparitions and murders, apparently caused by her mind...





Bikini Babes Face a Killer's Blade in Retro Throwback "Pool Party Massacre"

Bikini Babes Face a Killer's Blade in Retro Throwback
First Trailer for "Pool Party Massacre"


Floating Eye Films has released the first trailer and stills for the old school splatterfest Pool Party Massacre.  The debut feature from horror fanatic Drew Marvick, Pool Party Massacre is an ultra low-budget 80's-inspired slasher that cuts to the flesh and bone of a group of young friends.  With a pounding synth score and a heavy metal soundtrack, Marvick has crafted a loving homage to the body count of 80s B-movies. 


Blair Winthorpe, a high-maintenance young socialite, is having a pool party while her parents are out of town. What should have been a relaxing summer day spent tanning for the girls quickly becomes a blood soaked nightmare when an unknown guest crashes the party.  He finds a garage full of dangerous toys and gets to work stalking and dismembering them one by one.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"The Abduction Of Jennifer Grayson" Now On Disc & DiGita Release


Wild Eye Releasing has released "The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson".  Starring James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko), WWE superstar Tommy Dreamer (WWE, ECW, Beyond the Mat), Nick Principle (Hatchet II, Laid To Rest) and Rachel Jane Conn (Model Hunger) as the titular victim, Jennifer Grayson centers on a conflicted young woman standing between justice and a pathological killer.  Writer-director Corynn Egreczky's debut feature is currently available on cable and digital platforms, including DirecTV, FiOS, Dish, iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu and more.

Kidnapped after spurning a man's advances, a young woman slowly falls for the charms of her captor. He eventually sets her free, but is he the serial killer the police have been hunting for? Only Jennifer Grayson can help them stop him once and for all.

International Trailer For Danish Horror "Robin"


Check out the international festival trailer for Danish horror "Robin". The psychological thriller is directed by Antonio Tublen. This female-driven feature is his third. Check out the trailer below.



A traumatised woman found in a forest, claims to have witnessed a murder, but the police can’t find anything that proves her story. Convinced that she’s the next victim, she starts her own investigation to figure out what really happened and tries to find the murderer before he or she finds her.

"Rings" Digital & Blu-ray Release Details

Samara' legend takes a chilling turn in the third chapter of the Ring franchise. The new tale,  "Rings" hits Digital HD April 21st with the Blu-ray DVD combo pack available May 2nd from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  

When a radical college professor finds the mysterious video rumored to kill viewers seven days after watching, he enlists his students in a dangerous experiment to uncover the secrets behind the Samara legend. When the deadly video goes viral, they must figure out a way to break the curse and defeat Samara before her evil is unleashed upon the world. But, how do you stop her when she’s everywhere?  

"Rings" stars Johnny Galecki, Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz (Summertime), Alex Roe (The 5th Wave), Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”) and Vincent D’Onofrio (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”). The film is directed by F. Javier Gutierrez.

Ominous Thriller "The Autopsy Of Jane Doe " Blu-ray Details


Press Release:
Winner of Best Horror Film at Fantastic Fest 2016, the ominous thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut as a Walmart exclusive on May 2nd, 2017, from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. The Blu-ray + DVD Combo will be available everywhere June 27th, 2017. This taut, suspenseful film features strong performances from Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox, and has been a hit with critics and audiences alike.
It’s just another night at the morgue for a father (Brian Cox, Trick ’r Treat, Zodiac) and son (Emile Hirsch, Lone Survivor, Killer Joe) team of coroners, until an unidentified, highly unusual corpse arrives. Discovered buried in the basement of the home of a brutally murdered family, the young Jane Doe — eerily well-preserved and with no visible signs of trauma — is shrouded in mystery. As they work into the night to piece together the cause of her death, the two men begin to uncover the disturbing secrets of her life. Soon, a series of terrifying events make it clear: this Jane Doe may not be dead. The latest from Troll Hunter director André Øvredal is a scarily unpredictable, supernatural shocker that never lets up. This chiller also stars Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones).

The Late Richard Hatch Enters An "Asylum of Darkness"


Wild Eye Releasing unlocks the doors to award-winning filmmaker Jay Woelfel's supernatural horror feature Asylum of Darkness this April.

Woelfel’s stirring cocktail of supernatural suspense and goosebump-inducing horror features a superlative cast of sci-fi and horror icons including Golden Globe nominee Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), in one his final film appearances.


Tim Thomerson (Trancers, Near Dark, Nemesis) and Tiffany Shepis (12 Monkeys, Tromeo and Juliet, Tales of Halloween) also star in the movie, a striking, spine-tingling horror jaunt, shot in 35mm, that resembles the works of genre icons Lynch and Cronenberg.







After awakening in a mental asylum, a patient plans his escape to freedom while fighting off supernatural forces in both the real world, and some that may only live inside his head. But once on the outside,  he learns that the life awaiting him is more twisted and dangerous than anything he could conjur in his head, one that is luring him back to the asylum forever.   


Written and directed by Jay Woelfel (Season of Darkness, Trancers 6), the film stars Golden Globe Winner Richard Hatch (Dr. Shaker), Tim Thomerson (Detective Kesler), Tiffany Shepis (Hope), Nick Baldasare (Dwight Stroud), Amanda Howell (Ellen), and Frank Jones Jr. (Van Gogh).

On VOD April 11th 2017


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"THE EVANGELIST" TO BE RELEASED MAY 9th 2017!



ITN Distribution has acquired the rights to worldwide distribution for the highly anticipated horror / psychological thriller "The Evangelist" with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and eOne Entertainment releasing the film in the US & Canada.
On May 9th 2017 Enter the sadistic world of The Evangelist, a bible-quoting serial killer who has a small NJ town gripped with fear. Is he the same maniac from the past continuing his moral cleansing or a new, merciless angel of death.
Starring Keith Collins (“The Meat Puppet”,"The Jersey Devil"), Doug Bollinger ("Waltzing Anna"), Samantha Artese ("The Coffee Shop"), Michael BIlly ("The One"). The Evangelist won two coveted awards at the Atlantic City Cinefest Film Festival for Best Horror and Best Actor with original music by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal ("Art of Anarchy")


"The Evangelist" tells the story of Bill Horton (Collins) who at seven years old watched in horror as a serial killer murdered his mother. Known as The Evangelist, he places a bible next to her body and quotes scripture as he leaves Bill alone and destroyed. Thirty years later, Bill has grown up and appears to be a model citizen, spending his days cleaning his house and baking. He has, however, picked up the mantle of the Evangelist, killing those who he finds wicked and evil and leaving a bible by their bodies. Bill only opens up to Dr. Laura Cooper (Artese), a psychiatrist, who discovers Bill's dark secret. She contacts young Detective Edward Legros (Billy) who is working on the case with his cynical, veteran partner, Detective John Vance (Bollinger). But what Vance knows about the original Evangelist will lead to a bloody showdown. 

THE EVANGELIST: Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger, Samantha Artese, Michael Billy WITH Billy Sample ("Former NY Yankee"), Gervase Peterson ("Survivor") AND Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal ("Art of Anarchy"). Directed By, Joseph Pepitone (“Stuck in the Middle”). Produced by Keith Collins. Executive Producers Steve Wolf ("Lady Peacock"), Jonnie Rockwell ("The Anthem"), AJ Mattioli ("Words"), Cory Green ("Rebel"). CO-Executive Producers Doug Bollinger, Joseph Pepitone. Cinematography & Edited By, Cory Green. Story By, Keith Collins. Written By, Joseph Pepitone and BIlly Pepitone. Original Music By, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal.

Official Trailer For "Phoenix Forgotten" Released



Cielo Films is set to give us Justin Barber'so sci-fi horror "Phoenix Forgotten", a terrifying twist on the 1997 phenomenon known as The Phoenix Lights. The film is produced by Ridley Scott, Wes Ball, T.S. Nowlin, Mark Canton, and Courtney Solomon. "Phoenix Forgotten" stars Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, Justin Matthews, and Luke Spencer Roberts.

PHOENIX FORGOTTEN tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed…

"Phoenix Forgotten" hits theatres April 21, 2017.

First Official Trailer For "Reyes"



The first official trailer has been released for Patrick Templin directed "Reyes". The film stars Kim Sønderholm, Aileen Dankyi-Sampong, Shawn C. Phillips, Bill Hutchens, Antonio Monroi, Patrick Jahns, and Moonchild Whiteskin. "Reyes" is still looking for investors to help get this film out to horror fans. inbox@uprise-pictures.org 



A down-at-heel author is getting into the vortex of an almighty death cult and finds out soon that his destiny is connected to a mysterious woman. While on a journey back to himself will he be able to get free and to save her? Can the secret society get dashed into pieces or will it get even stronger?

"SHE KILLS” READY FOR REVENGE WITH NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE


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SHE KILLS” READY FOR REVENGE WITH NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE 

Ron Bonk’s grindhouse homage is wrapping up a successful Film Festival run. 

SRS Cinema has set April 11th, 2017 as date night for the brutal comedy horror flick “She Kills”, from long-time underground producer/director Ron Bonk (“Clay”, “The Vicious Sweet”, "House Shark").   An homage to 70’s Drive-In movies and 42nd Street Grindhouse cinema, it’s the story of Sadie, a woman who discovers her nether regions harness deadly super powers when she’s assaulted by a vicious gang called “The Touchers”. 





“She Kills” played at dozens of film festivals and venues across the world, include such prestigious events as the “Eeerie Horror Film Festival” and “The Optical Theatre”.  It also debuted this past fall on Itunes, Amazon Video and Vimeo.  Now the movie set to infect North American DVD, cable and VOD! 

"SHE KILLS is raunchy, gory, and altogether wrong in so many ways. It’s also a pretty damn good time." -Ain't It Cool News 

Synopsis: “Sadie's life is destroyed when a vicious gang called 'The Touchers' targets her for their sadistic fantasies after witnessing her sexy but innocent naked frolicking in a nearby field. On her wedding night they attack her and her husband Edward, brutalizing both of them. But during the attack the virgin bride discovers a dangerous secret about her body - she is cursed with the legendary STD 'Fire Crotch’, a condition where Satan has laid claim to her vagina. After visiting her fortune teller friend Casparella, a space exorcism is attempted on her meat flaps, but it only ends up unlocking secret hidden powers inside her. Her hatchet wound becomes lethal, her most deadly weapon in her thirst for revenge against The Touchers and her fight against lustful men everywhere!” 

"This sh*t is off the wall bat-sh*t insane and I loved every single o’er the top (way, way o’er, my creeps) moment!" -Famous Monsters of Filmland 

“She Kills” stars Jennie Russo ("Haunted Texas"), Trey Harrison ("Ithaca"), Michael Merchant ("Science Team"), Jody Pucello ("American Dresser"), David Royal and Martha Zemsta. It was written by Ron Bonk and produced by Jonathan Straiton (“Night of Something Strange”) and Howard Gromero (“Ms Cannibal Holocaust”), with a score composed by Emmett Van Slyke ("Clay").


Edgar Allan Poe's "THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER" - Hits Disc


Marooned on a remote peninsula and haunted by frightening specters, a young man must confront the grotesque denizens of the night, or heed the Lighthouse Keeper's cryptic warning to, 'Always keep a light burning!'

Supernatural thriller, Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper stars Vernon g Wells (Mad Max 2: Road Warrior). The film is directed by Benjamin Cooper (Primitive), Executive Produced by Jeff Miller (Axe Giant, The Burning Dead).


Get your copy here: Amazon.com 

The Asylum Releases "If Looks Could Kill" On VOD &DVD


The Asylum has released "If Looks Could Kill" on VOD and DVD, now available on multiple platforms. The film directed by James Cullen Bressack is based on true events. "If  Looks Could Kill" stars Stefanie Estes, Tomek Kosalka, Andrew Appleyard, Joe Mackey, Summer Spiro.





Faith is proud to finally be a cop in her hometown where she joins old flame Paul on the force. She is soon troubled and a bit disappointed when he becomes romantically involved with Jessica, a dangerous beauty with a criminal past. So when Jessica starts an affair with an impressionable young man, Faith must build a case against her before Jessica puts her deadly plans in place.Stars Stefanie Estes (Bethany).




"Teenage Ghost Punk" Hits the Sound Waves Today on Digital HD & Cable VOD

Teenage Ghost Punk Hits the Sound Waves Today
Midnight Releasing Debuts Musical Ghost Story
Available Everywhere in North America on Digital HD & Cable VOD



Midnight Releasing has announced today's Digital HD, Cable VOD and MOD debut of Teenage Ghost PunkWriter-director Mike Cramer blends the traditional haunted house narrative with the universal themes of young love and teen angst, adding a healthy serving of rock and roll. Teenage Ghost Punk is now available to rent or own on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, XBox, FlixFling, DirecTV, Comcast, FiOS, AT&T and more.


Adria Dawn (TV's "Popular") costars with an
exciting young cast of newcomers: Grace Madigan, Jack Cramer, Noah Kitsos in a family-friendly ghost tale.  Teenage Ghost Punk has screened at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, the Spooky International Horror Film Festival and the Geneva Film Festival, where Mike Cramer took home the award for Emerging Narrative Feature Filmmaker. 


Life changes for a cheerleader named Amanda when her family moves to an old Victorian house outside Chicago. While her newly-divorced mom struggles with a new job and her eccentric little brother seems to fit in effortlessly, Amanda tries to find her way in her daunting new high school. Meanwhile, weird things happen in the new house: Knocking sounds, strange guitar riffs in the rain, and unexplained messes. A quirky medium and a bumbling paranormal investigation team search for answers but are scared away an unseen force. 

Amanda discovers that her house is haunted by Brian, the teenage punk rock ghost who has been jamming on her roof during rainstorms for thirty years. He enjoys spirited poker nights with a local quintet of teen ghosts from different eras. Amanda and Brian forge an unlikely friendship and feelings deepen, but tension arises when Amanda asks him to the homecoming dance. When uninvited guests arrive at Amanda's Halloween party, paranormal investigators clash with Chicago's most badass spirit, and the neighborhood's past collides with its present. How will Amanda solve her future?

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