Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sci-fi Action Film "Attraction" Set For December Release


Sci-fi spectacular "ATTRACTION" will be available on digital platforms beginning December 4th, with a blu-ray and DVD. The film is directed by Fedor Bondarchuk. 

Moscow finds itself on the brink of destruction after a mysterious spaceship crash-lands in the center of the city. While the government seeks to find out what the ship’s passengers want and how to protect the local population, the rest of the city residents break into conflicting factions. Some view the aliens as a threat that should be extinguished, while others hope that the visitors are peaceful and offer an opportunity to learn more about the world beyond.

Zane Hershberger Feature Directorial Debut With 80’S Style Indie Thriller "FORCE TO FEAR"

Pennsylvanian (U.S.A.) Based Filmmaker Zane Hershberger Is Set To Make His Feature Directorial Debut With 80’S Style Indie Action Thriller FORCE TO FEAR


Force To Fear" is an 80’s style indie action thriller. Written by Chad Bruns and Zane Hershberger. Brought to you by the team that created “The Barn” and “10/31”. The film is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Check out the campaign here the film here: https://bit.ly/2Qe43I6

Two kidnappers, a dealer, a group of college kids, and a killer converge in an abandoned school. Once they cross paths, chaos ensues, and it's a race to survive the night.

Teaser Released For "Room 9" Starring Kane Hodder & Michael Berryman


PhilaDreams Films releases the official teaser trailer for "ROOM 9" starring Kane Hodder, Scout Taylor Compton, Michael Berryman. The film is directed by Thomas Walton. It costars Brian Anthony Wilson, Michael Emery, Tony Devon, Greg Painter, David Raine. Steve Nappe, and Michael Grasso.

Life altering sins of the past revisit lost souls in a small town… 40 years later! 

Cellar Door Releases First Trailer For "Ghost In The Graveyard"


Cellar Door Productions has arrived at the American Film Market with the first trailer and new stills for Ghost in the Graveyard.  The supernatural thriller stars Kelli Berglund (Disney's "Lab Rats", Gregg Araki's "Now Apocalypse"), Royce Johnson (Marvel's "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones"), Jake Busey ("Stranger Things", The Predator), Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray, The Last Movie Star) and Jason James Richter (The Free Willy franchise).

The debut feature of filmmaker Charlie Comparetto, Ghost in the Graveyard centers on a small town under siege from the ghost of a local girl who died tragically during a childhood game.  Worldwide rights are available through the producers.






 A small town comes under the thumb of Martha, a vengeful ghost who returns to haunt the children who witnessed her death during a game of Ghost in the Graveyard in their youth.  Long blamed for the accident, Sally Sullivan (Berglund) must figure out why Martha has returned and how to get her to rest in peace for good.  As the mystery of her return unravels, deep secrets are revealed that will have consequences for everyone involved.

Stylish & Pulpy American Indie "Rondo" Acquired by Artsploitation Films 


Stylish & Pulpy American Indie Rondo Acquired by Artsploitation Films 
Part Black Comedy, Part Slasher, Part Revenge Thriller. All Exploitation!
Film will be on the Festival Circuit then Will be Released on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable and Digital HD in early 2019

"Rondo harks back to the exploitation classics of the Sixties and Seventies...From the design of the sets to the delivery of the dialogue, everything is note perfect. Rondo promises cheap thrills and delivers expensive ones. Its sleaze is a class act." -- EyeForEye


At the start of AFM, Artsploitation Films has announced it has acquired the US and Canadian rights to Drew Barnhardt's American independent, Rondo. The film World Premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival earlier this year to a bevy of enthusiastic reviews and sold out audiences. The deal was negotiated by Bill Straus of Bridge Independent and Ray Murray of Artsploitation Films.

Synopsis: Paul, a troubled young veteran, is told by a psychiatrist that sex is the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. But things turns out otherwise as Paul and his sister are sucked into a criminal underworld where sex and murder are daily specials and revenge is served piping hot. 


Artsploitation's  Murray says, "The moment the ominous voice-over begins in Rondo, I was taken away to my youthful times at 42nd Street grindhouses, where great exploitation films taught me all there is to know about movies. Director Drew Barnhardt pays homage to these films while injecting his own dark modern touches. Intelligent, craftily stylized and wildly entertaining, Rondo is a film that screams, "Artsploitation." Barnhardt of Bridge comments, “Drew Barnhardt is an extraordinary talent and we’re thrilled to have partnered with Artsploitation who will know just how to cultivate an audience for his unique vision.”

"Number 37" Suspense Thriller Release This November


Award-winning Hitchockian suspense thriller Number 37, filmed in Cape Town, releases in select theaters throughout November and On Demand November 20 from Dark Star Pictures.

In a gritty homage to perennial Alfred Hitchcock favorite Rear Window, director Nospiho Dumia’s film focuses on the residents of a block of apartments in the down-and-out Cape Flats neighborhood–which, with its petty thugs, crooked cops, violent loan sharks, and troubled pastors, soon reveals itself to be a very different place from Rear Window’s Greenwich Village of 1954.





Irshaad Ally, Monique Rockman, Ephraim Gordon, Sandi Schultz, Danny Ross, David Manuel, Elton Landrew, and Deon Lotz star in a Nosipho Dumisa directed film, scripted by Dumisa, Travis Taute, and Daryne Joshua.

Synopsis: Set in a rough section of Cape Town, Number 37 follows Randal Hendricks, a small-time crook who becomes wheelchair-bound in a drug deal gone wrong, and his hard-working girlfriend Pam Ismael. To distract Randal during his homebound days of limited mobility, Pam gives him a pair of binoculars. While idly surveying his block, he accidentally witnesses a dirty cop being executed by his gangster neighbor Lawyer. With a loan shark breathing down his neck, Randal decides to blackmail Lawyer, and enlists the help of both his girlfriend and his friend Warren. When the plan goes horribly awry, Randal’s options get more and more restricted—and not even local detective Gail February, investigating the death of her partner, may be able to help him.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Trailer Released For "Morbid Colors"


Check out the trailer for Matthew Packman's "Morbid Colors". The film has two foster kids seeking the truth behind alleged vampirism afflicting one. It stars Kara Gray, Lanae Hyneman, Cindy Maples, Angela Steele, Emily Durchholz, Jonathon Beavers, Drew Beasely, Jakob Bilinski, and Sidney Shripka.

A tale of two foster sisters forced to hunt down a wealthy socialite believed to have infected the elder sibling with vampirism.

"Catskill Park" Gets A November Release Date


FREESTYLE DIGITAL MEDIA ACQUIRES “CATSKILL PARK” FOR NOVEMBER RELEASE; Horror/SciFi/Thriller Debuts on North American VOD Platforms November 27th

Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American rights to the horror/sci-fi/thriller CATSKILL PARK. CATSKILL PARK debuts on VOD and will be available to rent and own on digital HD across North American internet and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on November 27th.

Based on a real story, CATSKILL PARK is a chilling tale about a camping trip that turns into a living nightmare when a blizzard traps four friends in 36 inches of sudden snow on Halloween night. A race for life ensues as they are hunted by horrific monsters, discovering a larger alien conspiracy with every terrifying stride.
Directed by Vlad Yudin, CATSKILL PARK was produced by Dan DeFilippo and Edwin Mejia for Pipeline Entertainment and The Vladar Company. Paul Jarrett and Patrick M. Wood are co-producers. Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal for CATSKILL PARK with Dan DeFilippo of Pipeline Entertainment.
The CATSKILL PARK cast includes: Lauren Francesca (‘Sam’), Gregory Lay (‘Tommy’), Alexander Cendese (‘Ex’), Melissa Haley Smith (‘Monica’), Wen Yann Shih (‘Karen’), and Brittney Lee Hamilton (‘Liz’). With Rajesh Nahar (‘Dr. Charles Roy’), Tristan Montejo Garcia (‘Little Boy’), C.R. Marchi (‘Ranger’), Gio Perez (‘Mike’), and Timothy M. Schumacher (‘Jimmy’) in supporting roles.

"Carrie" Fan Film "She Burns In Hell" Now Available


Concept Media's fan film "She Burns In Hell" is a love letter to classic horror "Carrie" available digitally, completely free to stream on YouTube later this year. Written and directed by Ryan Stacy, the film is set on the night of May 26, 1979. She Burns In Hell" stars Brittany Blanton (Don’t Fuck in the Woods, Failing Grace) as Carrie White.

A small group of survivors describe their encounters with Carrie White the fateful night she went to her prom...and unleashed hell upon the town of Chamberlain, Maine. "She Burns" is a fan-film based upon a small sliver of the terrifying and electrifying novel by Stephen King.

The First Trailer And Poster Released For "Demon Eye"


The first trailer and poster has been released for supernatural horror "Demon Eye". The film stars Darren Day, Liam Fox, Kate James and is directed by Ryan Simons. It is expected to release sometime 2019.

The film is based on a legend, involving a witch and the curse she placed on an amulet. After being burned at the stake, this Saddleworth witch put some of her supernatural essence into the jewel, for vengeance. 

SHOWTIME Announces The Next Chapter Of The 'PENNY DREADFUL' Saga With 'PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS'.


SHOWTIME has announced the next chapter of the PENNY DREADFUL saga with PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS. John Logan, creator, writer and executive producer of the Emmy nominated series PENNY DREADFUL, will continue in those same roles. Joining him as an executive producer will be Michael Aguilar (KIDDING). Production is expected to begin in 2019. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks Inc.

A spiritual descendant of the PENNY DREADFUL story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter opens in 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension. Rooted in the conflict between characters connected to the deity Santa Muerte and others allied with the Devil, PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS will explore an exciting mix of the supernatural and the combustible reality of that period, creating new occult myths and moral dilemmas within a genuine historical backdrop. This chapter is a bold new vision that will employ all new characters and storylines.

“We were so thrilled when John Logan came to us with this wildly original take on the Penny Dreadful mythology that explores both the human spirit and the spirit world here in California,” Levine said. “PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS promises to be an extraordinary saga of familial love set against the terrifying monsters that are around us and within us.

PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS will have a social consciousness and historical awareness that we chose not to explore in the PENNY DREADFUL London storylines,” Logan said. “We will now be grappling with specific historical and real world political, religious, social and racial issues. In 1938, Los Angeles was facing some hard questions about its future and its soul. Our characters must do the same. There are no easy answers. There are only powerful questions and arresting moral challenges. As always in the world of PENNY DREADFUL, there are no heroes or villains in this world, only protagonists and antagonists; complicated and conflicted characters living on the fulcrum of moral choice.”

PENNY DREADFUL premiered in 2014 and had a jaw-dropping third-season finale in June 2016. The series has been honored with 13 Primetime Emmy® nominations, as well as a Golden Globe® nomination for lead actress Eva Green, and won three BAFTA® Awards. PENNY DREADFUL has developed an incredibly loyal fanbase, lovingly called “The Dreadfuls,” that followed and rabidly commented on every twist and turn of the series.

PENNY DREADFUL is executive produced by John Logan and Michael Aguilar (KIDDING), along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road), both of Neal Street Productions. Logan's Desert Wolf Productions will produce, and James Bagley will serve as co-executive producer.

Freeform To Develop Stephen King's Joyland Into Series


Freeform announced today that it has put into development “Joyland,” a series based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. “Joyland” tells the story of Devin, a college student who takes a summer job at an amusement park in a North Carolina tourist town, confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child and the way both will change his life forever.

“We are honored to be working with Stephen King – a master storyteller who understands the importance of culturally embedded tales that resonate with audiences on a deeply personal level,” said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform. “We can’t wait for ‘Joyland’ to become part of Freeform’s offerings and haunt our viewers as only Stephen can.”

Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions (“Valor”) will serve as executive producer on “Joyland,” with Chris Peña (“Jane the Virgin”) and Cyrus Nowrasteh (“The Stoning of Soraya M.”) set to write the pilot script and attached to produce.

"Leprechaun Returns" Arrives This December


Leprechaun Returns arrives on Digital and On Demand December 11 from Lionsgate. The film is directed by Steven Kostanski and stars Taylor Spreitler (Kevin Can Wait) as Lila, Pepi Sonuga (Ash vs Evil Dead) as Katie, Sai Bennett (Lake Placid: Legacy) as Rose, and Linden Porco as the leprechaun (replacing longtime star Warwick Davis.)

The deadly, wisecracking Leprechaun is back in all his gory glory. When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source, they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop him.

Poster Art Released For Indie Horror "Play Time"

The first poster artwork has been released for upcoming indie horror "Play Time". The short film is written and directed by Anthony Raus and stars Dana Dewire. It is in the early stages of preproduction with a crowd funding campaign set to launch in 2019.

Grace accepts a nanny job from a couple in the country to look after there beloved daughter Emily, but soon learns that she is not there to watch Emily, but to become her play mate, wether she wants to or not.


Frightening New Poster And Trailer Release For "Scarecrows"


Teenagers are kidnapped and made into living scarecrows who are left to die in crop fields in an exceedingly frightening stoner-horror throwback in the vein of Jeepers Creepers and Scream. Scarecrows, from director Stu Stone, rise from the cornfields 12/11 from Uncork’d Entertainment.


While on a hike to find a secret lagoon, a group of friends have no choice but to pass through an ominous cornfield. Unbeknownst to them, the farm owner despises trespassers and has vowed to kill anyone who crosses his land by turning them into living scarecrows, leaving them to rot in his fields. Once one goes up... it never comes down.

Scarecrows, starring Hannah Gordon (Hurt), Mike Taylor (Pure) and Umed Amin (A Simple Favor) and co-written by Stone and Adam Rodness, premieres on VOD December 11 and DVD February 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

My Review Of "The Heretics"


Directed by Chad Archibald, "The Heretics" is a occult / possession horror starring Nini Kiri, Ry Barrett, and Jorja Cadence. The film is a blend of folk fantasy horror and classic demonic transformation nightmare.

A young woman is abducted by a strange man who claims that a cult is hunting her. His goal is to protect her until sunrise but while restrained, she falls deathly ill. As her friends and family search for her, the source of her illness becomes more and more apparent. She's not sick…she's changing.

"The Heretics" is a complex,  layered thriller with ebbs and flows both suspenseful and chilling. The duality of to storyline seeming to mirror in pace and path collide into a familiar and terryifing union. One that puts together the puzzle pieces of this emotionally charged, part drama - all nightmare tale.

The acting and character development is a polished collection of characters that draw you into their situation completely. Aside from a few minor flaws with ansilary parts, "The Heretics" is an intense character story in horror. The cast seems well seasoned, and this movie shows Archibald's vast forward movement into becoming one of the genre's notable great storytellers.

The special effects offer quality practical moments of visceral and psychological delights, with gory,  violent and bloody scenes that work on a Hollywood level. But lest you forget while watching "The Heretics", this is a indie horror that looks and feels like a indie film. It isn't start to finish splatter fest , nor is it constant body horror, but the movie unfolds so nicely that from story, to character development,  to those so good moments of horror,  "The Heretics" is well worth the watch. (4.5/5)

New Clip Released For "Bonehill Road"


A new clip from werewolf horror "Bonehill Road" has been released. The film is directed by Todd Sheets and stars Eli DeGeer, Ana Rojas-Plumberg, Millie Milan, Dilynn Fawn Harvey, Linnea Quigley, Gary Warner Kent, Douglas Epps, and Aaron Brazier. Read my review here : http://asouthernlifeinscandaloustimes.blogspot.com/2018/10/my-review-of-bonehill-road.html

Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to dive head first into another. Terrified and alone they are stranded in the dark woods only to be chased into a horrific scene in a house or horrors. They must work together to get out alive. But what is worse? What is on the inside or out?

VAULT OF THE MACABRE PRESENTS THE WITCHING HOUR

Darren J. Field Debuts Vault Of The Macabre Presents The Witching Hour On YouTube

Three chilling tales sure to have you ill at ease as the witching hour approaches. Featuring narrations by Warwick Davis ( leprechaun, Willow, Harry Potter) and Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser 1&2, Nightbreed), and introduced by Larry Kenny (Thundercats, Count chocula).... Something wicked this way comes!

Watch Horror Short "Sharp Candy"


In this new short from Archico Productions, a young beautiful girl named Janey is terrorized on Halloween night by a supernatural force.

Be prepared to see some familiar faces from the Archico filmography and have a happy Halloween!


Horror Short "Trick" In Time For Halloween


"Trick” – A short film by Shawn Burkett
Starring Brittany Blanton & Rob Collins.
Digital Fx by Andrew Moore
Executive Producers:Ken Daniels & Chris J. Neal; Produced By: Rob Collins, Brittany Blanton, Andrew Moore, Ryan Stacy and Shawn Burkett.

Trailer Released For Sci-fi Horror "The Returned"


Check out the teaser trailer for sci-fi horror "The Returned". The film is the feature debut of director BJ Verot and stars Richard Harmon, Echo Porisky, Sara Thompson, Marina Stephenson, Kerr Erik, Athavale Gwendolyn Collins, Keaton Fish, Zoe Fish, Kristen Sawatzky, Maclean Fish, Jan Skene, Jaydee-Lynn McDougall, Callie Lane and Adam Brooks.  "The Return" is scheduled for festival release mid 2019.

Rodger Emmerlich, a gifted college student, comes home to find that time doesn’t heal all wounds. Forgotten childhood horrors rear their ugly heads as he and girlfriend Beth.

First Teaser Released For 'What We Do In The Shadows'


The first teaser has been revealed for What 'We Do in the Shadows', a half-hour comedy series based on the feature film of the same name by co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. It stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen. The 10-episode first season will air on FX in the Spring of 2019.

Set in New York City, the show follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years. 

Caroline Williams And Debbie Rochon In "Bloody Ballet"


In the tradition of Suspiria, and featuring horror icons Caroline Williams and Debbie Rochon, Bloody Ballet arabesque’s onto November 13 from High Octane Pictures.

When a beautiful ballerina dancer, Adriana Mena (Kendra Carelli, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), lands the lead role in the upcoming Nutcracker performance, she's forced to face her demons as jealousy and tension begin to provoke the supernatural.

A Giallo film -  a horror-thriller that blends the atmosphere and suspense of thriller fiction with elements of horror fiction and eroticism – in the vein of Dario Argento's and Suspiria and Sergio Martino's Torso - Bloody Ballet is a tour-de-force for rising filmmaker Brett Mullen, who co-wrote the script with Matt Cloude.  


Caroline Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, Halloween II), Debbie Rochon (Model Hunger, Death House), Katie Carpenter (“The Haunting of Hill House”), Brett Wagner (The Happytime Murders), and Rob Springer (Bombshell Bloodbath) star in Bloody Ballet, out November 13 on VOD and December 4 on DVD.

Synopsis :When a beautiful ballerina dancer, Adriana Mena (Kendra Carelli), lands the lead role in the upcoming Nutcracker performance, she's forced to face her demons as jealousy and tension begin to provoke the supernatural.

 

The Elves Are Back On The Attack This December


Christmas is under siege from a horde of evil elves in Jamaal Buden’s frighteningly fun Elves, on VOD and DVD this December!

The Holiday Reaper, a ruthless killer that terrorized a small Texas town, has been caught. While celebrating, a group of friends find an elf inside a magical toy box.  When a freak accident kills one of them, they discover a group of elves have been scattered throughout town, each representing one of the seven deadly sins.  It's a race against time to survive the elves’ wrath before Christmas ends.




 Horror staples Justin Price (The Elf) and Khu (Dark Moon Rising) produce.

Lisa May, Deanna Grace Congo, Stephanie Marie Baggett and Amy Jo Guthrie star in Elves, on VOD and DVD December 4 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

 
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Watch West African Occult Horror "Catface"



Written and directed by the Award winning filmmaker Ogo Okpue, "Catface" stars Katrina Nare, Larry Olubamiwo, Anthony Trahearn, Fanny Escobar and Alex Scrivens. 

CATFACE is a supernatural thriller about revenge and West African mysticism. The story follows CATFACE, a mystical vigilante who after years of trying to rid the city of London of violent serial killers, decides to abduct Tyler, a young businessman with a mysterious past.

First Trailer Released For Supernatural Horror "Belzebuth"


Raven Banner has picked up supernatural horror "Belzebuth" for international release. The film is directed by Emilio Portes and stars Joaquin Cosio, Tobin Bell, and Tate Ellington. Check out the first trailer release for "Belzebuth" below.


After losing his family in an extremely tragic way, Detective Ritter must investigate a massacre at a school perpetrated by a student. What seemed like a pretty clear case becomes much more dense when a priest of the Vatican appears with another point of view.

My Review Of "Betrayed"


"Betrayed" is a  crime thriller written and directed by Harley Wallen. The film stars John Savage, Billy Wirth, and Richard Tyson. The film blends organized crime, urban conflict and human trafficking in a dramatic story exploring corruption.

The mayor of Detroit ends his business with the Russian mob when young women are abducted and turn up drugged and dead. The best detectives (2 women) are put on the case. The Russians abduct the mayor's adult daughter as well for leverage.

Wallen's story is a straightforward deluge of corruption, crime, and gangsters. Told in a mix of neo-drama and mystery noir , the film offers a look into the dark underbelly of society, dishonest officials exploiting their power, gangs and sex trafficking young girls all on the mean streets od Detroit.

The directing and camera work are impressive in "Betrayed". The production is driven and focused, creating an indie stripped down formulaic product. Unfortunately the flow and consistency moving the main story arc is slightly disjointed and at times confusing to follow. 

The acting is two-sided,  on one hand John Savage and Richard Tyson give quality performances when on screen, but unfortunately there are so many of the cast who give less than good portrayals. The characters are recognizable tropes familiar to this genre, but there really isn't enough originality to elevate the characters. Overall "Betrayed" lacked a strong performance and a level of action to really create the good movie that it should have been. (2.5)




Acclaimed Horror Short “GOODNIGHT, GRACIE” Premieres Online For Halloween


After a successful run screening at 100 film festivals receiving more than 40 awards and nominations, the Sitges Film Festival short Goodnight, Gracie will have its much anticipated online release on ALTER, a new free-to-watch horror platform for novel and grounded stories. The gory 3-min film, starring Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, The ‘Burbs),written and directed by Stellan Kendrick, produced by Kendrick & Gloria Sandoval, and executive produced by Graham Wetterhahn will be live on Tuesday October 30th at 9.:00 AM PT in time for Halloween.

Starring Caige Coulter as Gracie, Courtney Gains as Billy, Zoë Simpson Dean as Mom and Brad Goodman as Dad, Goodnight, Gracie is written and directed by Stellan Kendrick, produced by Stellan Kendrick & Gloria Sandoval. Lead Executive Producer: Graham Wetterhahn. Executive Producers: Joel Deutsch & Marcin Nadolny. Director of photography: Julia Swain. Production Designer: Sheiva Khalily. Edited by Kaitlin Hollingsworth. Casting by Al Miller.  Costumes designed by Learon Inbar. Original music by S. Peace Nistades. Visual Effects provided by Aureate Films under the supervision of Kristopher Wile.



"Our festival run exceeded our wildest dreams, and we can’t wait to share this terrifying short film with you thanks to our friends at Alter,” said director Stellan Kendrick.

"After being in over 95 festivals over the past year, I am excited we are now able to show our powerful short film ‘Goodnight, Gracie’ to the world! Enjoy horror fans enjoy!” adds star Courtney Gains

In Goodnight, Gracie a devout child is awakened by her mother's scream, and after investigating realizes she must fight to escape the same fate. Goodnight, Gracie seeks not only to entertain with suspenseful moments and stimulating visuals, but to strike at thematic undertones that can only be explored through metaphors of horror. Until then, say your prayers!

Link to watch the film: https://youtu.be/1K1BQbT_ITk

Monday, October 29, 2018

Dread Central Presents Acquires "Dry Blood"


Dread Central Presents has announced that it has acquired horror thriller "Dry Blood". The film, directed by Kelton Jones, won numerous awards on the festival circuit. It stars Clint Carney, Jaymie Valentine, Kelton Jones, Robert V. Galluzzo, Graham Sheldon, Rin Ehlers, and Macy Johnson. Dread Central plans to release "Dry Blood" on VOD platforms as well as on Blu-ray January 15th.




In a rural mountain town, an unstable drug addict must unravel a surreal murder mystery as he’s terrorized by malevolent ghosts, a deranged sheriff, and the frightening hallucinations from his withdrawal.

Trailer Released For "This Weekend Will Change Your Life"


Dread Central dropped the trailer premier for upcoming horror "This Weekend Will Change Your Life". The film is directed by Robert Mullan and stars and David Bamber, James Utechin, and Kate Sissions. 

A group of misfits heads to a therapy retreat in the backcountry, hoping to develop self-awareness; however waiting for them is a manipulative leader, who targets the damaged and vulnerable, creating a toxic atmosphere, which leads to crime and murder.

Release Date Announced For Psychological Thriller "Number 37"

The theatrical release date has been announced for Hitchcockian psychological thriller "Number 37". The film is directed by  Nospiho Dumia and stars Irshaad Ally, Monique Rockman, Ephraim Gordon, Sandi Schultz, Danny Ross, David Manuel, Elton Landrew, and Deon Lotz. The film hits theatres November 2nd with VOD coming on the 20th.



Set in a rough section of Cape Town, Number 37follows Randal Hendricks, a small-time crook who becomes wheelchair-bound in a drug deal gone wrong, and his hard-working girlfriend Pam Ismael. To distract Randal during his homebound days of limited mobility, Pam gives him a pair of binoculars. While idly surveying his block, he accidentally witnesses a dirty cop being executed by his gangster neighbor Lawyer. With a loan shark breathing down his neck, Randal decides to blackmail Lawyer and enlists the help of both his girlfriend and his friend Warren. When the plan goes horribly awry, Randal’s options get more and more restricted—and not even local detective Gail February, investigating the death of her partner, may be able to help him.

Anna And The Apocalypse Novel Out Now Ahead Of Film Release


Anna and the Apocalypse, Orion Pictures’ feature film musical winning over audiences at film festivals worldwide with its humor, horror and musical dance numbers, is heading to select theaters November 30 with a national rollout to follow. Ahead of the film’s theatrical release, Anna and the Apocalypse is set to arrive in bookstores as an all-new horror comedy novel from co-authors Katherine Turner and Barry Waldo.

Anna and the Apocalypse promises an extended look at Anna and her friends as they navigate the teen angst-filled halls of high school and wage an all-out war against a zombie invasion, expanding on the creative vision of Anna and the Apocalypse creator, the late Ryan McHenry and director John McPhail.

“Anna and the Apocalypse is a wonderfully realized world, full of strong characters, epic friendships and gripping adventure,” said the novel’s co-authors Katherine Turner and Barry Waldo. “The book gave us the chance to delve deeper into relatable, kick-ass characters and really dig into their lives and relationships. The Anna universe is so full of heart and so much fun to explore, it was just a gift to us as writers. It’s definitely the best zombie high school Christmas horror comedy book we’ve ever written!’

The Anna and the Apocalypse book, based on the original screenplay by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry, is available for pre-order now at major online book retailers and
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250318800 and will be released on October 23, 2018.

Find out more at www.annaandtheapocalypsebook.com
Facebook: www.fb.com/AnnaAndTheApocalypse
Twitter/Instagram: @AATApocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse Book Synopsis
School’s out for the end of the world. Anna and the Apocalypse is a horror comedy about a teenager who faces down a zombie apocalypse with a little help from her friends.

Anna Shepherd is a straight-A student with a lot going on under the surface: she’s struggling with her mom’s death, total friend drama, and the fallout from wasting her time on a very attractive boy. She’s looking forward to skipping town after graduation―but then a zombie apocalypse majorly disrupts the holidays season. It’s going to be very hard to graduate high school without a brain.

To save the day, Anna, her friends, and her frenemies will have to journey straight to the heart of one of the most dangerous places ever known, a place famous for its horror, terror, and pain…high school.

This novel is inspired by the musical feature film, Anna and the Apocalypse, produced by Blazing Griffin in association with Parkhouse Pictures and Creative Scotland, and distributed by Orion Picture in North America, Vertigo Releasing in the UK, Spendid in Germany, Pony Canyon in Japan, MovieCloud in Taiwan and various other partners around the world.

Artsploitation Summons "Luciferina" To North America


Artsploitation Summons Luciferina to North America - Argentinian Satanic Horror Comes Home this Fall- Available on Blu-ray and DVD November 20th Debuts on Digital HD December 4th
 
"Gorgeous...slick and polished. The final act alone is batshit and bananas enough to fill any horror fan's desire."  -- The Hollywood News

"Luciferina houses some tasty traditional gore effects and digital animated imagery to leave its genre audience satisfied, and a little uncomfortable."  

-- Nightmarish Conjurings


Artsploitation has called upon the dark forces to release Argentinian genre maven Gonzalo Calzada's latest scripture-based gore fest, Luciferina.  Calzada (Resurrection, The Clairvoyant's Prayer) directs a visually explosive film where religion, innocence, repressed sexuality and evil build to a boil and spectacularly collide.  He has screened the film at festivals around the world, including FrightFest London, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, Fantaspoa and Cinepolcalypse, where Luciferina took home the award for Best Sexorcism Scene.


Luciferina will be available November 20th on Blu-ray and DVD in North America.  On December 4th, the film will launch on Digital HD, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Vudu and more.


Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of a mystical plant. Instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and perhaps, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself. 

FOR "PRESIDENT EVIL" - AVAILABLE THIS HALLOWEEN


This Halloween, a familiar face is going trick or treating.

From Giant Meteor Films comes the second-most anticipated Michael Myers-centric release of the year, President Evil - available On Demand this Halloween.

A parody of John Carpenter's horror masterpiece, President Evil sees Michael Myers disguised as Trump as he gets about suburbia, hell-bent on killing minorities.   Jose Rosete (The Walking Dead : Red Machete), Christian Hutcherson (Dark) and Johanna Rae (Psychos) star in a Richard Lowly film, written by Lowry and Gregory P. Wolk. Producers are Ruben Estremera, Gregory P.Wolk and
Francesca Zappitelli.

Official Synopsis : Days before the November mid-term Elections, three young girls who are a Muslim, Mexican and Haitian, are stalked by a deranged killer dressed as the POTUS.
 
President Evil is available this Halloween on Demand (Amazon and other platforms).


Mia's Body Is Changing In New Trailer and Poster for "Blue My Mind"


There’s something frighteningly fishy going on in Lisa Brühlmann’s shocking debut feature Blue My Mind, in theaters and On Demand this November through Uncork’d Entertainment.

An elegiac allegory accompanied by hauntingly visceral body horror, Blue My Mind is part Suspiria and part The Metamorphosis but largely incontestably unique.

Luna Wedler and Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen headline a celebrated fantasy-drama about a young woman who faces an overwhelming transformation which calls her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, she is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than her.

The limited theatrical run for November kicks off in los Angeles at the Laemmle Glendale, where the film runs for two weeks thru to November 15.  The film will also play on the big screen in Columbus (10/26), Denver (10/26), and Tuscon (11/9), with other cities to be announced.

The VOD will be release on November 13 on such platforms as iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, xbox, Fandango Now, YouTube and Dish.

Synopsis : 15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years... and is now gaining the upper hand.
  

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