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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Release Details And Visual Goodies For "Residue"


XLrator has announced the release details ad well as some visual goodies for Rusty Nixon's "Residue". The film hits iTunes and VOD July 18th. "Residue" stars James Clayton, Taylor Hickson, Costas Mandylor, Matt Frewer, and William B. Davis.







Private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) reads a book of sinister origins owned by seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought-after supernatural artifact and Fairweather’s greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis), pursues Luke with his henchmen (Costas Mandylor, Michael Matic). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it’s evil begins to take root in Luke’s apartment; putting himself, his daughter (Taylor Hickson) and his secret love (Elysia Rotaru) in a fight for their lives… and their eternal souls. 

First Look At Puppets For "Puppet Master" Reboot



Full Moon has revealed the new puppets for franchise reboot for "Puppet Master" series. With filming just wrapped for "Puppet Master : The Littlest Reich" the puppets were on show at Texas Frightmare. Check out the newly redesigned versions of the  iconic Puppet Master villains Blade and Tunneler, as well as the first look at a brand new puppet that looks like a mix between a frog and a clown. The puppets were redesigned and created by Tate Steinsiek.


Udo Kier, Thomas Lennon (Hellbaby), Jenny Pellicer, Nelson Franklin (Scott Pilgrim, Jobs), Charlyne Yi (Cloverfield), and Alex Beh, with genre fav Barbara Crampton (From Beyond, Re-Animator, You’re Next, Sun Choke), Tina Parker (“Breaking Bad”, The Final Destination), Skeeta Jenkins and the great Michael Paré (Streets on Fire) all star "Puppet Master : The Littlest Reich". Sonny Laguna and Tommy Wiklund direct. 

“Puppet Master: The Little Reich” centers on a recently divorced young man discovers a mint condition Blade doll in his deceased brother’s closet and plans to sell the toy at a convention in Texas celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose at during the auction when a strange force animates all of the various puppets throughout the convention as they go on a bloody killing spree.

Release Details For Brady Hall's "7 Witches"


Press Release:
Indican Pictures has teamed with director Brady Hall, to bring audiences 7 Witches. Shot near Seattle, Washington, the film is based on an ancient legend, in which a curse haunts the land. The film centrally stars: Persephone Apostolou, Danika Golombek, Megan Hensley and Mike Jones. 
In the story, Cate and Cody are set to be wed. But, they have chosen the wrong spot and time. In this rural town, a coven of witches are set to bring a 100 year curse to fruition. Blood red revenge streaks across this isolated island, leaving Cate and Cody close to death.
7 Witches has just released in a few select theatres, this April. This showing will be followed by an early May home entertainment release. 7 Witches will be available through Video-on-demand and on DVD, this May 9th, 2017. The film will be released in an unrated format. And, Indican Vice President Jeff Benegar says of the film’s affect: “this film is creepy, scary and everything you want in a supernatural horror film!” Fans of horror can see for themselves true terror, this May!




The official synopsis: “As their big day approaches, Cate and Cody should be celebrating. They’ve got their family with them, they’ve rented an island for the big day. But, unbeknownst to them, their wedding falls on the day when a 100 year old curse comes to fruition. Instead of celebrating, they find themselves fighting for their lives as a coven of witches rise for revenge.”

First Trailer Released For "The Dark Tower"



The first trailer had been released for "The Dark Tower". The upcoming feature adaptation of Stephen King's work is due out August 2017 and directed by Nicolaj Arcel. The film is more of a follow up to the book series than direct adaptation.

"The Dark Tower" follows Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil.

Cthulhu Mythos Books from Dark Regions Press Campaign Live on Kickstarter.com




Join Dark Regions Press in creating a new Cthulhu Mythos fiction anthology featuring art by Richard Luong (Cthulhu Wars, Tentacles and Teeth) by preordering new Cthulhu Mythos and Weird Fiction books in Kickstarter-exclusive editions. All backers will be immortalized in the Thank You pages of the new anthology and will receive the ebook edition free. 

Paperbacks include discounted international shipping - one paperback will ship for just $8 to any country in the world, the paperback bundle (five books) will ship for just $20 globally to any one location!


New Dark Regions Press Titles Debuting in this Campaign: 

  1. The Red Brain: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos edited by S. T. Joshi
  2. The Boke of the Divill by Reggie Oliver
  3. The House of Nodens by Sam Gafford
  4. Arkham Detective Agency: A Lovecraftian-Noir Tribute to C. J. Henderson edited by Brian M. Sammons
  5. Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea edited by S. T. Joshi
  6. Secret Cthulhu Mythos Anthology featuring cover artwork by Richard Luong (Cthulhu Wars) - unlocked if campaign reaches its goal!
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Crowd Funding For Creature Feature Puppet Madness "Dead Air!"



Crowd funding has started for female led creature feature puppet flick "Dead Air!". The film is a puppet infused comedy horror short film that strives to create a fun ride with its own unique look and feel. We love practical fx, so as much as possible will be done in camera to give our film that hand crafted feel. Using Henson influenced hand and rod puppets to bring our gremlins to life, everything, from our plane to full sized creatures will be created by use of miniatures and live effects respectively as opposed to doing the work digitally in post production. The campaign is taking place on Indiegogo.





Photos And Trailer Released For Netflix Series "The Defenders"



Netflix has unveiled the trailer for upcoming superhero series "The Defenders". The show is slated for a summer release later this year and stars Sigourney WeaverRosario DawsonRachael TaylorElden HensonElodie YungJessica HenwickCharlie CoxMike ColterFinn JonesKrysten RitterSimone MissickBabs Olusanmokun. "The Defenders" is directed by S.J. Clarkson.

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to fight crime in New York City.













Friday, May 5, 2017

Midnight Releasing Acquires “WTF” For North American Distribution



Midnight Releasing, one of the top distributors of independent films in the global marketplace, has recently acquired Peter Herro’s horror film “WTF” for North American distribution. Distribution plans are currently underway, which will include a North American DVD release on the indie-horror label Midnight Releasing and a wide VOD run. 
 
About The Film:
WTF! is writer/director Peter Herro’s first feature, and his love letter to classic horror films. In 2000, Peter first delved into the world of horror with his short film Don’t Look Behind You, where a killer - in a mask – sought
revenge on his friends after leaving him for dead. That film sparked a desire within Peter that grew with each year: make a full-length film. It took multiple years of writing, hustling for investors, and it required a strong
commitment, and a "never give up and fight for the film you want to make" attitude from Peter and his team. In 2015, Cthulhu Crush Productions joined on as executive producers. Having his full vision realized was the goal for director Peter Herro, and he couldn't be prouder of the final result. WTF! has many moments that make you say “What The F*ck!” It is a true B-horror flick with a lot of heart...and a lot of gore.



“It took me a very long time to put together the cast and crew. I spent three months in auditions making sure the actors fit the parts, were up to the challenge, and had the same passion as I did. Equally as important was interviewing crew members to get the right people for the jobs. I am so happy and thrilled for the team I have working on this project. Everyone put in 100% and gave it their all.” – Peter Herro, Director
 
“WTF” will be released on VOD and DVD on August 1, 2017. The film will be available on major platforms: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and Steam. With additional platforms to be announced. Official artwork provided above, and more news coming soon! Fans can get connected via the official Facebook and Twitter (#WTFmovie). There is also more information on the official website!

Aussie Chris Sun's Creature Gorefest "BOAR" To Be Distributed By Universal Pictures Australia!!


Australian director Chris Sun’s latest gorefest BOAR has officially been picked up for distribution by Universal Pictures Australia! The award winning filmmaker, who's made waves in the Australian and international film scene is gearing up for the release of his fourth film.BOAR is Sun’s biggest project to date and Universal Pictures Australia is bringing it to a cinema near you!
 
Set in outback Australia, BOAR showcases the harsh and beautiful Australian landscape. Lurking within this picturesque setting is a dark and terrifying threat - a beast of staggering size with an uncontrollable desire for blood and destruction. Driven by its insatiable appetite for carnage, it defends its territory with brutal force and savagely takes on any who get in its way.





BOAR features a huge all star cast, including John Jarratt, Melissa Tkautz, Hugh Sheridan, Nathan Jones, Bill Mosely,  Ernie Dingo, Simone Buchanan, Roger Ward, Steve Bisely, Ricci Guarnaccio and Emily Williams. In addition to the star studded cast, a talented crew of Australian filmmakers worked tirelessly to bring BOAR to the big screen. A stellar special effects team went all out in bringing the hulking eight foot, two-tonne killer pig to life and made into one of the most menacing movie monsters of all time.

The Australian film scene and the horror genre have a long and interwoven history, with BOAR being the latest horror film to thrust the local industry into the spotlight. Following his successes Charlie’s Farm, Daddy’s Little Girl and Come and Get Me director Chris Sun is fast becoming one of the most prolific names in the Australian Horror Genre. BOAR is set to be another triumph for both the trailblazing master of horror and Universal Pictures Australia.


Hex Media Makes New Special Edition Of "Lord of Tears" Available For Free

Watch New Lord of Tears Director's Cut Free Online



The good people at Scotland's horror house Hex Media must be feeling generous, because for a limited time only, they're making the brand new Special Edition of their award-winning chiller 
Lord of Tears available to watch and download for free!
Lord of Tears
 tells the story of James Findlay, a school teacher tortured by childhood memories of a strange and unsettling entity – a long-limbed figure in a Victorian tail suit... with the head of an owl.


As James faces a descent into madness, his only hope to fight his tormentor and banish the evil that haunts him, is to return to his childhood home. He travels to the lonely mansion in the Scottish Highlands, a place notorious for its tragic and disturbing history. There, he must uncover, once and for all, the chilling truth behind the immortal stalker.






On its original release in 2013, 
Lord of Tears quickly earned cult classic status, with fans and critics alike enjoying the film's creeping dread, as well as the complex twists and turns of the story. The film won the audience award at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival and screened at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival and many more.  
Director Lawrie Brewster has just released a brand new Special Edition of the film, boasting a complete re-edit and brand new sound design.


According to Lawrie “We've produced a couple more films now since the original Lord of Tears, and we wanted to apply the lessons we've learned to our debut feature. I felt that Lord of Tears deserved a revisit, and I believe that with this new Special Edition, we've created the best possible version of the film. Now we're just eager to share it with fans of the genre.”



To watch the film for free, go to https://hexmedia.lpages.co/free-movie-and-20-off-shop-voucher-hex-media/

Become a "DEIMOSIMINE" Addict With New Trailer and Stills


The story of making DEIMOSIMINE from LC Films is one for the books. After many delays, recasting of lead actress with only seven days left of shooting, and disagreements on creature designs, Deimosimine is finally well on it's way to completion. LC Films has released new stills and a two minute trailer featuring some new and re-shot footage.

Deimosimine is scheduled for a late 2017 release date on major VOD and retail BluRay/DVD while crowd funding contributors and pre-orders that were taken to help fund the film will be shipping much sooner. With the re-casting of the lead actress so late in principle photography it has caused costly re-shoots, delays, but at the same time will, in the long run, make the film "even better". Here's what director Chad Armstrong had to say:


"While it is unfortunate we lost a great lead actress so late in production, which is not fault of anyone's, which caused major delays, re-scheduling, and expensive re-shoots, we looked at this as an opportunity to take some of what we have already shot, and do it better than the first time around. This will enhance the visuals with more gore that will be pushing all the kills scene's to a new, gorier level.

"We are still not out of the woods, these FX and creatures costs a lot of money the first time around and to re-do them we have to double down. We are currently seeking a mini-investor which we can guarantee to double their investment within 18 months after the release of the film, we also have a new crowdfunding site up to raise money for the re-shoots and to get the out-of-state actors back in town to re-shoot these key scenes. These two actors bring so much to the film that we can not re-cast them."

"We appreciate all past and future contributors for their patients and we promise this will be a film they are proud to have been apart of and supported. Everyone who has contributed by either pre-ordering, or on our original indiegogo campaign will be reimbursed from the revenue of the film, the producers nor myself will not be getting paid from the film until all cast, crew, and contributors are paid accordingly." 
     








If you are interested in becoming a mini-investor contact chadarmstrong@LCFilmsOnline.com or if you want to pre-order the limited edition BluRay or DVD that wont be available anywhere else and to see it before anyone else, head on over to www.funding.deimosiminefilm.com.

The film stars Cassidy Balkcom (The Walking Dead, 24: Legacy), Alex Zuko (The Atoning, Graceland, Match), Leah Hedspeth, Scott David, Tom Hagale, Richard Chandler (Gilgamesh, Lilth Trilogy), Portia Chellelynn (Candie's Harem, Cellar Secret), and Jim O'Rear (Don't Look In The Basement 2, Hospital 1&2, Nightblade)

Creature FX by Dennis Preston and Makeup FX by Tara Gallaway

Directed by Chad Armstrong Written and Produced by Andrew Thompson


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