Friday, September 21, 2018

Feminist Horror "Take Back The Knife" Goes On Tour


Chicago-based filmmaker Matt Storc is proud to announce the TAKE BACK THE FILM TOUR. The tour is meant to promote  feminist point-of-view horror film TAKE BACK THE KNIFE. The tour kicks off Monday, September 24th in Washington, DC.

The first stop will be a screening with Washington Psychotronic Film Society in DC on Monday, September 24th at Smoke & Barrel at 7pm. The next stop will be Siouxpercon in Sioux Falls, SD on Saturday, September 29th for midnight screening. More stops to be announced. 

After surviving separate gruesome incidents, three girls help each other adapt and cope with the scars that were left behind by the slashers, psychopaths, and monsters from their pasts. When a relaxing weekend getaway is interrupted by a crazed stalker, tensions rise as the three fall back into the hell they tried to forget. This time however, they would rather spill blood than run from their demons. Who will make it out alive? 



TAKE BACK THE KNIFE originally was set to be released after a successful 2015- 2016 festival run. However, after being picked up for distribution in 2016, the film sat in limbo when the distribution company went under. Having barely made an initial presence on the horror scene the director has decided to take his finished feature on the road in time for Halloween.

Darren Lynn Bousman Returns With Theatre Macabre


Repo Director Returns With Theatre Macabre, An Immersive Theatre Experience 

The Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol was a Paris playhouse formed in the turn of the century that ran for nearly 70 years and featured nearly all of society’s taboos. These artisans proudly put a spotlight on the people and subject matter that the rest of polite society was too afraid to talk about let alone embrace.
At Theatre Macabre you will return to the darkest chapter of theater's past while simultaneously experiencing the most cutting-edge breakthroughs of today's immersive entertainment leaders.
Hilarious, shocking and electrifying vignettes await at every turn but so do the purveyors of these dark arts and they may, or may not, have your best interest in mind. Ever increasingly, the line between what is real and what is simply unsettling entertainment will become more and more divided as the night wears on.Audience members will find themselves dragged away from and into the show itself while the narrative transforms and mutates to slowly making them the lead of their very own terrifying story.
Theater Macabre invites you to drink, laugh and watch someone die...



Trailer Release For Killer Unicorn Movie "CarousHell"


Check out the trailer released for killer unicorn horror "CarousHell". The film is slated for 2019 release courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing. Directed by Steve Rudzinski, it stars Steve Rimpici, Sé Marie and Haley Madison.

Based on a script by Rudzinski and Aleen Isley, the horror/comedy tells of a sentient carousel unicorn that gets pushed too far by a brat. The unicorn breaks free of his spinning prison to go on a revenge-driven murder spree on his way to kill the kid.

Hybrid's "Cucuy : The Boogeyman" Coming To Syfy


Hybrid Entertainment's original horror "Cucuy: The Boogeyman" is coming to Syfy October 13th. The film, directed by Peter Sullivan, premieres that Saturday  (7/6 central). It stars Marisol Nichols, Brian Krause, Jearnest Corchado, Bella Stine, Pedro Correa and Jack Erdie.



When children start disappearing, a rebellious teen under house arrest starts to suspect that a legendary evil, a boogeyman known as the Cucuy, might be responsible.

September Release Details Announced For "Aghora: The Deadliest Black Magic"



 Presented by Mike Entertainments and produced by Vega American Productions, "AGHORA: The Deadliest Black Magic" is guaranteed to chill Austin audiences to the bone with pure terror during its citywide theatrical run at three Alamo Drafthouses locations: Mueller, South Lamar, and Lakeline.
 
A clash of black magic and high-tech science directed at her from two fronts sends Jenny into a downward spiral of psychic pain, physical torture, and spiritual torment as she finds herself the terrifying subject of both an obsessed stalker and vindictive co-workers on a mission to destroy her. 

The film features a stellar cast, which includes Alexis Juliana, Danny Trevino, Mario Zamora, Stephen Latham, Tj Condit, Sunday Flint, and Scott Fulmer.
 
Nine screenings of Aghora are scheduled to be available to the public at the Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, Lakeline, and South Lamar, beginning Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30. Tickets are now available through EventBrite.


For more information on "Aghora: The Deadliest Black Magic" visit www.aghoramovie.com. For more information or questions on the film’s run, call (323) 386-2300, or email info@theprgrapevine.com.

Featurette On Torture Chair From "Artik" Horror

Check out this in-depth behind-the-scenes featurette, exploring the concept and nightmare inducing trauma instilled of the torture chair used in upcoming horror "Artik". The film is directed by Tom Botchii and stars Chase Williamson, Lauren Ashley Carter, and Matt Mercer, with Jerry G. Angelo. 



The story centers around a family-run sunflower farm, where comic-book obsessed serial killer Artik (Jerry G. Angelo), his life partner Flin (Lauren Ashley Carter), and their family of foster kids are on the hunt for the ultimate comic-book hero. Until Holton (Chase Williamson), an Al-Anon attending straight edge, punk purist, comes between them.

Terror Films Partners With Content Platform Vidi


Genre distributor TERROR FILMS has partnered with VIDI SPACE. VIDI SPACE is a new online network founded by the host and executive producer/researcher of the hit shows "Paranormal Lockdown," "Ghosts of Shepherdstown," "Ghost Adventures" and "Ghost Stalkers" offering both subscription and a la carte options to their programming. To kick off the new venture TERROR FILMS has made over 30 titles available on VIDI SPACE. A separate slate of films will also be released at a later date from Terror Films sister company Global Digital Releasing and this second slate will be comprised of dramas, comedies and documentaries.
“As an indie company it’s vital to not only have our content on major platforms such as iTunes, Shudder, Amazon, Vudu and so on, it’s also important for us to explore new and exciting streaming platforms such as VIDI SPACE, which will only help expand the digital footprint of our films and ideally increase revenue opportunities for our filmmakers,” stated TERROR FILMS’ President Joe Dain.

A popular feature on VIDI SPACE has been the live streamed premieres of new content that allows customers to watch and interact through an integrated social chat. During the month of October, a new movie from TERROR FILMS will be aired Thursday through Sunday every week at 10 PM EST on VIDI.LIVE (//www.vidi.live). Customers viewing titles via: Amazon FireTV or Roku will still be able to access the social chat online through their desktops, laptops or handheld devices utilizing the same web address. After all live premieres, titles will be available for video on demand (VOD) streaming through a VIDI SPACE subscription, rental or purchase. 

“Our partnership with Terror Films is a real first step towards spotlighting a genre in the industry that not only demands constant innovation, but literally and figuratively keeps us all on the edge of our seat. It comes at the perfect time as we focus on expanding our other channels, particularly The Horror Space. The films they are bringing to us truly set the bar to what independent filmmaking is all about," stated VIDI SPACE President and Co-Founder Elizabeth Saint.


The first 19 films in the series will kick off on Thursday, October 4th. For additional details on the release calendar or how participate in the live streamed premieres, visit VIDI SPACE at https://www.vidi.space. To give fans a sample of what’s to come, check out the promotional sizzle reel created by VIDI SPACE.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Blu-ray/Digital Release Details For "Down A Dark Hall"


Experience the dark powers and supernatural thrills within Blackwood Boarding School when Down a Dark Hall arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital October 16 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment. 

This film is currently available On Demand. Based on the best-selling novel by Lois Duncan and produced by the author of The Twilight Saga, this terrifying young adult thriller features an all-star cast including AnnaSophia Robb, Isabelle Fuhrman, and Oscar® nominee Uma Thurman (Best Supporting Actress, Pulp Fiction, 1994). 

The Down a Dark Hall Blu-ray™ and DVD include an all-new featurette and never-before-seen deleted scene and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Kit Gordy (AnnaSophia Robb), a difficult young girl, is sent to the mysterious Blackwood Boarding School when her heated temper becomes too much for her mother to handle. Once she arrives at Blackwood, Kit encounters eccentric headmistress Madame Duret (Uma Thurman) and meets the schools’ only other students, four young women also headed down a troubled path. While exploring the labyrinthine corridors of the school, Kit and her classmates discover that Blackwood Manor hides an age-old secret rooted in the paranormal.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
  • “Welcome to Blackwood: Venturing Down a Dark Hall” Featurette
  • Deleted Scene

Trailer Released For 'The Haunting of Hill House'


Check out the trailer for Netflix's series 'The Haunting of Hill House' set to premiere October 12th.It is directed by Mike Flanagan and stars Michael Huisman, Carla Gugino, Timothy Hutton, Elizabeth Reaser, and Henry Thomas.

This adaptation of Shirley Jackson‘s novel Hill House centers on a family in both modern day and in the past as they face ghosts both of their past and the kind that go bump in the night.



See previous post and stills here: http://asouthernlifeinscandaloustimes.blogspot.com/2018/08/netflix-announces-premier-date-for.html?m=1

Production Wraps On Psychological Thriller "Sweet Taste Of Soul"

Flying Dolphin Production wrapped production earlier this month with new psychological thriller "Sweet Taste Of Soul". The film is directed by Terry Ross and stars Honey Lauren as Ellinore, Sarah J. Bartholomew as Lily, John Paul Salandria as Nate, Mark Valesiano as Kyle, Amber Gaston as Wendy. Check out the promo poster for the film.


When four struggling Indie band members stop at a lonely roadside café for an innocent slice of pie, they find themselves imprisoned in the deranged café owner’s bizarre art collection and must battle a sinister force with an appetite for souls.

Instagram:
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Sweet Taste of Souls IMDb Page:
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90’s Slasher "Mr. Cleaver" Coming To DVD September


Horror Slasher MR. CLEAVER Coming to DVD on September 28th

Reel Nightmare Films is bringing horror slasher "Mr. Cleaver" to DVD in time for Halloween. Directed by Nikolaus Wendelsdorf, the film stars Alexandra Guerineaud, Ian M. Enriquez, and Ronnie Kerr. The film is currently available On Demand on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK and Germany; and it’s also available to international audiences on Vimeo On Demand.

Seven gutter punks break into a seemingly abandoned warehouse only to find themselves hunted by its bloodthirsty owner. A sex, drugs, and gore throwback to the straight to video slasher movies of the early 90's.


A DVD pre-order of Mr. Cleaver at Amazon.com is now available, here: https://amzn.to/2MRcciW.

Prime Video USA: https://amzn.to/2QIrN7T
Prime Video UK: https://amzn.to/2NVnLua
Prime Video DE: https://amzn.to/2PLPAlK
Vimeo On Demand: https://bit.ly/2Bovri2
DVD Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2MRcciW

First Image Released For Travis Stevens' "Girl On The Third Floor"

Queensbury Pictures announced production has wrapped on Travis Stevens' debut horror "Girl On The Third Floor". Stevens wrote the script on Queensbury' inaugural feature as the company seeks to produce original,  in-house projects. "GOTTF" stars Phil Brooks, Trieste Dunnof, Elissa Dowling, and Sarah Brooks.


At the heart of the film is Don Koch (CM Punk), a man who is failing as a husband. For years he has skated by on charm and charisma until it nearly landed him in jail. He now views fixing up an old house as a chance to make up for past mistakes. Meanwhile, his wife, Liz Koch, is concerned about the renovation timeline as they have a baby on the way. With all this pressure it’s no wonder Don responds to the flirtations of an attractive stranger. As Don tears the house apart, it begins to tear him apart as well, revealing the rot behind the drywall.

Trailer Release For Classic Slasher Makeover "Thriller


Blumhouse released a trailer for classic slasher genre makeover flick "Thriller". The film, directed by Dallas Jackson, takes the standard suburban slasher tropes and sets them in the hard streets of Compton. It stars star Mykelti Williamson, rapper-actor RZA, Jessica Allain, Luke Tennie, Tequan Richmond, Paige Hurd, Chelsea Rendon, Mitchell Edwards, Pepi Sonuga, Jason Woods, Maestro Harrell, and Michael Ocampo. "Thriller is set for its world premiere September 23rd.

Chauncey Page is sent to juvenile hall after he accidentally kills a young woman who is part of a group of tormentors that play a cruel prank on him. Years later he is released and is back for revenge — and blood — as Chauncey (Jason Woods) serves up some murderous karma as the group, now in high school, gets ready for Homecoming. Dressed in a hoodie and a menacing glare, he terrorizes them and picks them off one by one.

My Review Of "Night Runners"


"Night Runners" is the debut short from Angel Dillemuth who co-directed the urban crime, horror short with Nectarios Leonidas. The film stars Dillemuth, Quincy Chad, and Morgane as the Night Runner.

The film follows two men who, after committing a robbery in which a child is killed, are pursued by an ancient evil out to avenge lost innocence.

Angel Dillemuth clearly knows horror storytelling designed to create a message. His short film, first time experience, is a clever,  dark parable told honest and smart. The characters are organic and relatable. They are also non-typical , fully developed people - flawed as they are. The events unfold in a naturally,  eerie sequence of events that hold attention while creating suspense.

The acting in "Night Runners" is top notch, beyond what you normally find in microbudget productions. The atmosphere Dillemuth creates is a blend of classic horror and still maintaina a contemporary feel. The creature design and special effects are just enough to be bloody and chilling and spot on. Overall "Night Runners" is a quick shot of  excellent nightmare storytelling that is entertaining. Definitely worth checking out ! (5/5)

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

“KNUCKLEBALL" In Theaters / On Demand October

“KNUCKLEBALL,” In Theaters & On Demand October 5th


FREESTYLE DIGITAL MEDIA PRESENTS "KNUCKLEBALL"


Directed by Michael Peterson and Written by Kevin Cockle, with Peterson "Knucklball" stars Michael Ironside, Munro Chambers, Luca Villacis, Kathleen Munroe, and Chenier Hundal. In theaters and On Demand/ Digital HD October 5th.
Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12 year old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, when his secretive grandfather dies suddenly in the night.

First Look At TCM Fan Film "Sawyer" With New Stills


Check out these first look images at Texas Chainsaw fan film "Sawyer". The film comes from director Brandon Tobatto and will be released September 28th on YouTube. It is described as a direct sequel to original 1974 film.




Follow/connect with Brandon Tobatto on social media:
facebook.com/brandontobatto 
youtube.com/tobatto2287 
instagram.com/brandontobatto


See previous post here: http://asouthernlifeinscandaloustimes.blogspot.com/2018/09/sawyer-texas-chainsaw-fan-film-releases.html

DVD Release Details For "Slender Man" Announced


SLENDER MAN

 Available just in time for Halloween on Digital October 19 and on Blu-ray and DVD October 30!


Directed by Sylvain White and written by David Birke based on a character created by Victor Surge. It stars Alex Fitzalan, Taylor Richardson and Javier Botet. On digital October 19th and on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 30th.

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the SLENDER MAN, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Release Date Announced For "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich"


RLJE Films is set to release FANGORIA horror reboot "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich" on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo on September 25th. Written by S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99) and co-directed by  Sonny Laguna (Wither, Animalistic, Blood Runs Cold) and Tommy Wiklund (Wither, Animalistic, Madness).

"The Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich" stars Thomas Lennon (I Love You, Man, “Reno 911!”), Jenny Pellicer (“State of Affairs”, “The Bridge”), Nelson Franklin (“Black-ish,” “New Girl”),  Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up, This Is 40), Michael Paré (Gone, Eddie and the Cruisers), Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Re-Animator), and Udo Kier (Downsizing, Brawl in Cell Block 99, Blade).
RLJE Films will release "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich" on DVD for an SRP of $29.96; on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97; and on 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo for an SRP of $35.97.

Trailer And Poster Art Release For "The Dark"

A dark fantasy inspired poster and creepy new trailer have been released for Justin P. Lange's upcoming horror movie "The Dark". The chillingly dark fairytale stars Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols and Karl Markovics.The film hits theaters and VOD October 26th, courtesy of Dark Sky Films. 



On the outskirts of a small town lies Devil’s Den, a mysterious tract of woods where many have entered but no one has ever left. The local rumor is that the spirit of a young girl who was horrifically murdered there haunts and hunts in this dense forest, brutally slaying anyone who dares to step into her terrain. When a man with a dark past crosses her path, a series of events are set in motion that may lead to a peculiar kind of redemption for two tragically tortured souls.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

FrightFest Presents Releases "The Dark" This October


FrightFest Presents has announced they will be releasing Justin P. Lange and Klemens Hufnagl’s "The Dark" in the UK in time for the Halloween season. The film will hit DVD and Digital October 22nd. It stars Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, and Karl Markovics.

An undead young woman, Mina, stalks the ‘Devil’s Den’ woods where she was killed. If anyone enters the woods, she kills them and feasts on the body. But when she stumbles upon a young blind boy named Alex in the back of a car, who shows signs of horrifying abuse, she can’t bring herself to kill him. As police and locals close in, searching for Alex, Mina’s growing relationship with him changes her in ways she never thought possible.

"House On Sorority Row" Returns To Theatres For One Night Only


‘80s Cult Horror Classic The House on Sorority Row Kicks off “Retro Nightmares” Cinema Series
In Theaters Nationwide for One Night Only Thursday, September 27th

WHAT:  The House on Sorority Row – in theaters for ONE NIGHT ONLY – digitally remastered and featuring an exclusive five-minute rapid fire remix by Attack Media
WHEN:  Thursday, September 27th  (Check local listings for times)
WHERE:  Nationwide, Theater listings and tickets on sale now www.Retronightmares.com.
Special ticket promotion with Atom Tickets — Get $5 off a purchase of 2 tickets to any Retro Nightmares title by using the code BLOODY in the Atom Tickets app (select locations).

Psychological Thriller "Purgatory" Gets Pre Release On Amazon


SGL Entertainment has announced the pre release of psychological thriller PURGATORY exclusively on Amazon Streaming Movies. This is the U.S first time release, having previously been released in foreign markets. For nowthe movie can be seen only on Amazon to Rent or Buy. Later in 2019 PURGATORY will be Released on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD in US and Canada.

Directed by Reginald Van Severen, "Purgatory" starsJorka Decroubelex, Rudy Dermaux, Marc Lensly, Hugo Vanden Bremt, Ruth Verhelst and Richard Smolenaers. Rent or Buy the Movie on Amazon:
After being locked up in an institution for several years for a personality disorder and murder, Kristen Birger is released on parole. By means of therapy the medical staff of St. Carrol’s Psychiatric Institution instructs her to return to her former apartment where she committed the crime seven years earlier. The moment she arrives at her flat, past and present seem to take her on a rollercoaster ride of fear. On top of that, a mysterious man and religious fanatic, living in the room next to hers, has a hidden agenda. And, that’s when all HeLL breaks loose.

Clip Released For Mutant Creature Feature "Strange Nature"


FX master James Ojala's directorial debut, "Strange Nature" , has released a new disturbing clip. Based on real life cases of mysterious mutations in wildlife, the film pits man against nature  (against science run amuck). It stars Lisa Sheridan, Stephen Tobolowsky, John Hennigan, Tiffany Shepis, and Carlos Alazraqui. "Strange Nature" kicks off its theatrical release in LA on September 22nd.


By moving in with her estranged hermit father in the backwoods of a small town, Kim (Lisa Sheridan, “The 4400”) and son Brody find themselves in the middle of a horrendous phenomenon where deadly offspring mutations spread from animals to humans.





Monday, September 17, 2018

My Review Of "My Pet Dinosaur"


Spielbergian fantasy film My Pet Dinosaur, from Matt Drummond is a cross between E.T and Monster’s Inc. The film fixes on the unlikely friendship between a boy and a dinosaur.  Cast includes Jordan Dulieu, Annabel Wolfe, Christopher Gabardi and Tiriel Mora.

When a boy finds the remnants of a failed military experiment his troubled town is plunged further into chaos as he accidentally makes a new friend.

The story is your classic coming-of-age, family friendly adventure flick, with stereotypical youths, maturetc emotional conflict,  and it's about a boy and his geneticallygrown dinosaur created from alien goo. It really plays upon whimsy and the fantastic similar to classic tales like "The Water Horse" and "Pete's Dragon".

"My Pet Dinosaur" is a nicely made indie film that hits the hearts of young fans and young at heart fans alike into dinosaur and pet driven family films. I found Drummond's story endearing. Although there isn't anything here that hasn't already been done before, this movie still captures the heart and attitude of childhood fantasy and even pulls in some nostalgia based energy.

The characters are likeable,  recognizable personas that drive the emotion of the movie. The whole fake American aspect was annoying,  but whatever.  Magnus is adorable, captivating- as much as any CGI driven pet dinosaur can be. And the CGI is well done and quality work for a microbudget production. There is a few lower quality moments CGI wise, but for the most part it works. (3/5)


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