Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Official Trailer Released For "Don't Let Go"


The official trailer has been released for "Don't Let Go". The Blumhouse horror hits theatres August. The film is directed by Jacob Aaron Estes and stars Storm Reid, Mykelti Williamson, David Oyelowo, Byron Mann and Shinelle Azoroh.

In DON’T LET GO, detective Jack Radcliff (David Oyelowo) gets a shocking phone call from his recently murdered niece Ashley (Storm Reid). Working together across time, they race to solve her murder before it can happen. A classic thriller with a supernatural twist,


Horror Anthology "Deathcember" Acquired By Epic Pictures


"Deathcember", a holiday-themed anthology, has been acquired by Epic Pictures. In honor of the Advent Calendar the film will feature 24 short films, one for each day leading to Christmas. Among the directors showcased are Lucky McKee (May), Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal HolocaustPhantom of Death), Sam Wineman, and Walking Dead actress Pollyanna McIntosh. 

"Deathcember"  stars Barbara Crampton (Re-AnimatorFrom BeyondYou’re NextBeyond the Gates) Brianna Barnes (The Day), Sean Bridgers (Deadwood, Sweet Home Alabama), Johnny Vivash (Book of Monsters), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspira), and AJ Bowen (A Horrible Way to DieThe SignalYou’re Next) in the cast.

The anthology film is composed of 24 shorts + 3 bonus segments, each inspired by a unique take on holiday terror, with concepts ranging from giallo-inspired to stop-motion to Japanese ghost tales, and beyond every corner of the horror genre.

First Trailer Released For Thriller Horror "The Hunt"


The first trailer has been released for upcoming thriller horror "The Hunt". The film is directed by Craig Zobel and stars Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Ike Barinholtz, Glenn Howerton, Amy Madigan, Reed Birney, and Macon Blair. 

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of globalist elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.

Hex Studios Unleashes A Legion of Demons In 'For We Are Many'


The latest offering from the Scottish studio is a demon-themed anthology featuring 13 shorts produced especially for the project by up-and-coming directors from around the world. For We Are Many is the first of several anthology features in the works at Hex, and seeks to showcase the best of new and emerging talent in the genre.

The film stars a host of horror icons including Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser), and Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipede II). Each segment tells the terrifying story of a particular demonic entity, from a devastatingly sensual succubus, to a Native-American demon that drives its victims to cannibalism, and many more, ranging from the biblical to the Lovecraftian.

Following an open pitching process, the producers at Hex worked closely with the filmmakers to ensure that each short would feature unique and iconic creatures, bold, original stories and (literally) eye-popping practical effects. 

According to producer Lawrie Brewster of Hex, “A big part of our mission at Hex Studios has always been to provide a platform for, and shine a light on emerging talent. Working with so many supremely talented filmmakers to produce For We Are Many has been a fantastic experience, and we're all so proud of the film we've created together. We're already planning two further anthologies for next year which we'll be announcing soon, and which will, again, be open to all to submit pitches.”

After two years of production, For We Are Many is now almost complete, and set to première at London's legendary FrightFest. To support the release of the film, the producers have launched a Kickstarter campaign, where backers can pre-order copies of the film as well as Hex Studios' previous titles, books, T-shirts and exclusive plush toys of their infamous villain the Owlman.



Head over to their Kickstarter page to watch the trailer, check out the rewards on offer and support independent horror!

My Review Of "The Dark Within"


"The Dark Within" is a psychological shock horror from Director David Ryan Keith. Paul Flannery (Ghosts of Darkness), Kendra Carelli (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, “Maid to Order”), and Stephanie Lynn Styles (Check Point) star. The film blends classic metaphysics and psuedo-science with shock horror. 

The film concerns a disturbed man with unknown psychic abilities who tries to unravel the mystery of his parent's disappearance while battling his own demons.

The story mixes mysticism and science together for a supernatural horror show. There is a more than subtle nod to 80's cult horror, most notably 'Evil Dead'. Keith does offer a bit more creativity and originality in his approach. "The Dark Within", compared to other more recent retro horror homages, is slightly more experimental. Blending both the psuedo science of psychic ability manipulation and the more sinister exploration of the demonic essence, the film does establish a clear, interesting storyline.

All that being said, "The Dark Within" does have some flaws. For one thing the platform of experimenting with psychic abilities isn't developed strong enough to sell the plot point, and the whole struggle to reconcile ones past while battling internal demons drags out a little too long. In the film's defense despite the sluggish start, "The Dark Within" does finally get there about 45 minutes into it.

The horror elements are straight up, cool atmospheric tricks. The shock moments work, the CGI elements are quality displays that sell the whole demonic haunting aspects, and the creature design is awesome and creepy. The cinematography talents and shadowing really frame "The Dark Within" in a traditional 80's VHS horror style. And it all really kicks in around that 45 minute mark. I did find the choices for ending the film a bit cheap, but it creates an easy way of questioning the truth of the events we just saw. (3/5)

Monday, July 15, 2019

MIDNIGHT RELEASING ANNOUNCES "WICKED WITCHES" THEATRICAL

On August 9, Midnight Releasing sets free Wicked Witches, the creepy, witchy new horror jaunt from The Pickering Brothers.


After being thrown out of his home by his wife for being promiscuous, Mark finds himself back at Dumpling Farm, a place of youthful memories and parties, but things aren't quite right. His old buddy Ian, who has never left the place, is possessed by a group demonic, flesh eating Witches. Using Ian and his farm, these beautiful Witches honey trap Mark and his friends to consume their souls.

Duncan Casey, Justin Marosa and Samantha Schnitzler star in an “extremely entertaining and pretty damn evil”* film, in theaters and available on digital and DVD August 9.
 



The 10-city theatrical (cities to be announced), DVD and Digital release begins August 9.

My Review Of "Crown And Anchor"


"Crown And Anchor" follows James Downey (Michael Rowe), who is living a disciplined and straight edge lifestyle as a result of growing up with an abusive alcoholic father. His estranged cousin Danny (Matt Wells) is drowning his own trauma with drugs and booze. When their lives are forced to intersect once more, they each begin to unravel as the past returns with violent and tragic consequences.

"Crown And Anchor" is the directorial debut of writer/director Andrew Rowe. It stars Michael Rowe (‘Deadshot’ on TV’s Arrow), Matt Wells (“Designated Survivor”), Natalie Brown (“Saw V”), Robert Joy (“CSI : NY”), Stephen McHattie (“Orphan Black”) and Ben Cotton (“The X-Files”).

I have to admit, for a directorial debut Andrew Rowe sure meets his calling heading. "Crown And Anchor" rests somewhere between "Training Day" and "In Bruges". The attitude and pace of the film is more classic British thriller, but the incorporating of a dark and dingy cop in crisis hits more to the film styles this side of the pond. Appreciate considering the film is based from the point-of-view of a New Foundland native. 

The story stays really traditional with familiar tropes, recognizable characters and mixed with steeley, tense angst. Even though the originality suffers a bit, the characters and situational drama is captivating and at times rife with dark humor. The acting is stellar and the build to a moment when these two tragic characters clash is compelling. 

The suspense and intensity starts almost immediately in "Crown And Anchor". It gets stated in the beginning that some things have happened, we enter in the midst of the worsening chaos and things are only gonna get worse. Moments of botched criminal activity, interactions with unsavory characters, and a bit of blood and bandages bring in the thriller elements. The film could have easily been edited down about 20 minutes and still killed it, but overall "Crown And Anchor" is worth the watch. (3.5/5)

Sunday, July 14, 2019

My Review Of "The Bastard Fig Tree"


"The Bastard Fig Tree" is a dark drama set during the time of the Spanish Civil War. The film is directed by Ana Murugarren and stars Karra Elejalde, Carlos Areces, Pepa Aniorte, and Jordi Sanchez. Playing against elements of political driven atrocities and redemption, "The Bastard Fig Tree" is part modern Fable and part period drama. 

During the Spanish Civil War, a fascist soldier becomes a hermit who is obsessed with a fig tree after looking into the eyes of a boy whose father and brother he killed.

Technically "The Bastard Fig Tree" isn't horror, though there is some horrific actions taken on behalf of horrific ideology. Still thanks to some gothically framed characters, haunting and fantasy-like cinematography there is an air of dark fairytale inspiration enveloping the story. Despite the more dark dramatic style of story telling "The Bastard Fig Tree" is a beautifully tragic, and captivating film.

The acting is superb. The characters are layered and familiar. And the story, even as it is set in a historical point, is very relevant to now. Ana Murugarren is very direct in telling the story as a classic morality tale. The use on the antagonist as transformative, becoming the protagonist and caretaker of the story's heart is brilliant.

The horror elements happen within very dramatic, chilling scenes where sheer cruelty and calculative action of man's own ideology. Violence and social cleansing of people who's views differ with such finality is horrifying. Fascists, Nazis, Death Squads, White Supremacy, all terrifying and disturbing similar. This makes "The Bastard Fig Tree" recognizable and relevant today as it is to history. The film is subtitled, but it is definitely worth watching. (4/5)

My Review Of "Crisis Hotline"


Written and directed by Mark Schwab, "Crisis Hotline" stars Corey Jackson, Christian Gabriel and Pano Tsaklas. This LGBTQ thriller exploits the darker aspects of gay culture, with relationship conflicts seething with cruel intentions, and the tragic repercussions. 

A cynical counselor at a crisis hotline finds himself in a life or death situation when a young man calls and threatens to kill three people and then himself. 

I love seeing gay representation in horror and sci-fi. Being gay myself I often wondered when a positive show of LGBTQ diversity was going to finally take hold in the only genres I like. We have made strides, and there is plenty of representation behind the camera and with onscreen talent. There's still work to be done when it comes to strong characters and storylines. 

Now, that being said, I was slightly disappointed with "Crisis Hotline". Meant to bring some gay flavor to the thriller genre, similar to "The Call", Mark Shwab's film is greater in concept than it is in execution. I liked what he has done here as a psychological drama, but as a horror thriller - no. 

The story creates a a situation which starts out building suspense, however that suspense never reaches a peak, it doesn't crash down into a thrill ride, all the supposed horror happens off screen, and what we are left with is a Logo channel version of a Lifetime movie. Which is cool if you're into that but I need actual horror in my horror movie. (2/5)

Friday, July 12, 2019

"BLACK SITE" IS NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME!


Epic Pictures and DREAD are excited to announce that BLACK SITE is now available on Amazon Prime!

An elite military unit encounters a supernatural entity, known as The Elder Gods, that forces them into battle against an army from another world.

BLACK SITE is directed and written by Tom Paton (Redwood) and starring Samantha Schnitzler (Into the Stream), Mike Beckingham (Redwood), Kris Johnson (Welcome to the Punch), Bentley Kalu (Avenger's: Age of Ultron), Angela Dixon (Never Let Go), Sophia Del Pizzo (Into the Dark), Lauren Ashley Carter (Imitation Girl), and Phoebe Robinson-Galvin (Wonder Woman).


Gripping, Suspenseful Multi-Award-Winning Cuban Horror IS THAT YOU? Arrives This August


LA Theatrical, DVD/VOD Release (8/2, 8/13)--Gripping, Suspenseful Multi-Award-Winning Cuban Horror IS THAT YOU? Arrives to North American Audiences

Opening in Los Angeles on August 2 at theLaemmle Music Hall and onDVD & VOD August 13Is That You? follows Lili, a young girl living in the Cuban countryside, and her mother, who are both trapped in a modest shack by her domineering father. When he suddenly disappears, Lili decides to carry out a ritual to help bring him back...leading her to uncover a disturbing truth about his disappearance. World Premiere at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany—where its protagonist Gabriela Ramos won the Seymour Cassel Award for Outstanding Performance, and has played at numerous international film festivals including Miami (MIFF), the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea, the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, and the Richmond International Film Festival, where it was awarded the IFF Grand Jury Award for Best Feature Film and the Rising Star Award for lead actress Ramos.

Living in a modest shack in the Cuban countryside, thirteen-year-old Lili and her mother appear trapped in a meagre, suffocating existence by her domineering father, Eduardo. His sudden absence should represent a new freedom for the girl and her mother, but Lili is distraught, and we come to discover just how strong the influence of this monstrous man is over his family. In desperation at losing Eduardo, Lili carries out a ritual taught to her by a spiritualist to help bring him back, leading Lili to uncover a disturbing truth about her father’s disappearance

POSTER AND TRAILER FOR HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSE THRILLER “WIDOW’S POINT”


Kwakutl Films, LLC has released a promotional poster and teaser trailer for Widow’s Point, the upcoming supernatural thriller starring Craig Sheffer (Nightbreed, One Tree Hill). Based on the critically acclaimed book by New York Times bestselling author Richard Chizmar and his son Billy, the film was written for the screen and directed by cult filmmaker Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Johnny Gruesome). Tamar Lamberson produced, with Chizmar and Erin Elizabeth Heald serving as executive producers.
Down on his luck author Thomas Livingston (Sheffer) spends a weekend locked inside a haunted lighthouse as a publicity stunt for a book he is writing about the murders, suicides, and disappearances which have occurred at the mysterious location over the course of a century. As he uncovers the lighthouse’s terrifying secrets, sinister forces drive him to the brink of madness and a confrontation with cosmic horror.
Katelynn E. Newberry and Dominic Luongo co-star as Livingston’s associates.  Kaelin Lamberson portrays Delaney Collins, the daughter of the lighthouse keeper in 1933, who faces the same Lovecraftian evil that targets Sheffer’s character in the present.  Willow Xylia Anwar, John Renna, Richard Satterwhite, Amy Hoffman, and Michael Thurber play supporting roles.
“The film takes place primarily in the present,” says director Lamberson, “with detours to 1933, 1987, and 2006. The focus is on Craig’s character, and we were lucky to get him as our lead because he delivered a real tour de force performance that people are going to remember.”
Widow’s Point filmed at various locations in Western New York last August, including the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Museum Park. Associate producers include Armand John Petri, who co-composed the score with Joe Rozler; Kim Piazza, who plays Delaney’s mother; and Bruce and Vicki Liebowitz. The producers intend to screen the film at select festivals while pursuing distribution.

My Review Of Zom Com Series 'Bunkheads'


'Bunkheads' is a low budget Zom-Com about four people waiting out the zombie apocalypse in a desert bunker. It is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and stars Josh Covitt, Carly Turro, Khalif Boyd, and Chris O’Brien. 'Bunkheads', is a six-episode series directed by Lauren Klixbull

A group of four lovable goofballs: an oddball teacher, a floundering actress, a techie workout warrior, and an immature wannabe rapper. You may think the hordes of undead are the biggest threat during a zombie apocalypse, but annoying roommates can be almost as much trouble.

'Bunkheads' is a classic situation comedy series that aims for short bursts of quick witted humor and cheeky banter. It doesn't hit new ground but for a webseries with budget restraints, the series manages to be fun.

 There isn't a lot of time for full character development, but in the short episodes, about 12 minutes each, there is more than enough to make a connection with audiences. At times the fast paced back-n-forth feels clunky and some punchlines fall flat, but not to a level that hurts the overall entertainment of the series.

'Bunkheads' stays more comedy than horror. Most of the zombie portion of the story line stays subjective. Happening above the offbeat , somewhat mental survivors. There are a few quick moments with zombies, body parts, but for the most part the series is straight up shtick. It is worth checking out, It sits somewhere between the one where Adam Green is hard for Dee Snider, and the one with the haunted room for rent. Don't know there names, don't feel like googling. (3/5)



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

New Images Released For Brandon Christensen‘s "Z"


Two new images have been released for Brandon Christensen's upcoming horror "Z". The film will screen at the Popcorn Film Festival on August 11th. It stars Keegan Connor Tracy (Bates Motel), Sean Rogerson (Grave Encounters) and Jett Klyne (Sky Scraper).

A family terrorized by their eight-year-old’s imaginary friend.





New Trailer Released For Upcoming Horror "3 Lives"


High Octane Pictures lights is proud to announce the release of the new thriller 3 Lives

15 years after she was attacked, Mhairi Calvey (Robert the Bruce, Braveheart) comes face to face with the perpetrator again – in the wilderness.
 
Julianne Block’s nail-biting 3 Livespremieres on DVD and Digital this August from High Octane Pictures.
 
Emma wakes up to find herself trapped in an abandoned bunker. She soon realizes that there are two other victims trapped with her, Ben and Jamie, who she knows from her days in high school.


Now Ben and Jamie are Emma’s only means of escape from their savage captors, three ex-soldiers. Faced with the choice to stay in the bunker or to escape her kidnappers with the help of her former rapist and his old friend, Emma chooses the latter.
 
Ruthlessly the ex-soldiers chase the group through the wilderness. While Emma tries to find out why Ben, Jamie, and herself have been kidnapped in the first place. Slowly matters start to spin out of control, facades start to crack and Emma has to learn who her real enemy is.                    


    
 
3 Lives on DVD and Digital August 6.    


New Trailer Released For "Such A Funny Life" Out This August


A new trailer has been released for Psychological Drama "Such A Funny Life" ahead of the August 13th release. The film is directed by Oliver Mann and stars Jesse Ray Sheps, Kobi Frumer, Tom Ashton, and Wilma Rivera. 

"Such a Funny Life" is about the Guiterrez family who moves to New York from "nowhere". Our main character, David grew up in a challenging household with an abusive and plotting father Ralph, and mentally challenged mother Mariah. David is a complete pariah in school and in the street but he is destined to be a comic and entertainer. Through his childhood we follow him as he loses his sister Gabriella, to a tragic death, and then in his teens he falls in love with a complicated and troubled girl named Mariah. He befriends Tito, the responsible kid turned club owner and Rob, the neighborhood leader who turns into the biggest drug dealer in Brooklyn. We see the evolution of David as he juggles painful circumstances with dire decisions while still honing his ambition to be a successful comic, entertainer and actor. An inevitable story of secrets, loss, and betrayal to reach the top and later forces David to Los Angeles to start a new life where he achieves success in all aspects, albeit with a unknown price on his head and a trail of fire that threatens his family, friends and loved ones that goes deeper than any one of his comedy acts or movie roles. 

Terror Films Drops Animated Version of "Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire" Poster Ahead of Debut on Shudder


Genre distributor TERROR FILMS is pulling out all the stops ahead of the official premiere of Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire, which will debut exclusively on SHUDDER this fall.

For the third and final installment of Stephen Cognetti’s Hell House LLC franchise they are releasing the official poster for Hell House LLC III: Lake of Fire as both a jpeg and an animated version - with movement and sound!

Terror Films’ President Joe Dain has talked about the cast of Hell House LLC III, recently. Dain said: “first we announced that most of the original cast was coming back for the third installment. We’ve hinted at the development of The Abaddon Tapes, a limited series that would explore the origins of the hotel’s evil history. We announced the one-day theatrical event for the original Hell House LLC and now we’re dropping this badass animated poster for HELL HOUSE LLC III: Lake of Fire. The fans deserve all of this and much more for helping us make this franchise such a huge hit.” Both posters are available now!


A release date for the third and final installment will be announced soon. The official trailer drops in the coming weeks, along with a few sneak peek clips.  The official poster is below but if you’re having trouble finding or viewing the animated version you can check it out on both the TERROR FILMS and HELL HOUSE LLC
 official Facebook pages.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Backwoods Horror "Get Gone" Gets August Release


Backwoods survival horror "Get Gone" is set for a August 1st premiere at Action Film Festival. The film is directed by Michael Thomas Daniel, and stars Lin Shaye, Weston Cage Coppola, and Bradley Stryker.

A group of "Hoax Busters," head out into some backcountry. In Whiskey Flats, they encounter a strange family. Soon, their very lives are in danger, by a very real myth.

Official Trailer Released For Netflix Sci-fi Series 'Another Life'


The official trailer released for Netflix's upcoming sci-fi series "Another Life". The series stars Katee Sackhoff, Justin Chatwin, Samuel Anderson, Blu Hunt, AJ Rivera, Jake Abel, Alex Ozerov, Alexander Eling, Lina Renna, and Selma Blair. Season 1 premieres July 25th.

After a massive alien artifact lands on Earth, Niko Breckinridge leads an interstellar mission to track down its source and make first contact.



https://www.netflix.com/title/80236236?

"The Wretched" Premiere Set For Fantasia July


"The Wretched" will premiere at the 2019 Fantasia International Film Festival this July. The film is directed by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce. It stars Azie Tesfai, Piper Curda, Kevin Bigley and Zarah Mahler. Check out the trailer below.

defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door…

Action Thriller "Expo" Set For Release This August


This summer, bet on the soldier.

Director Joseph Mbah and Green Apple Entertainment’s sweat-inducing race-against-the-clock Expo makes its debut on digital.
Part Taken, part Commando and all white-knuckle, Expo is available August 3 on digital.  

With only three days to prove his innocence, a struggling ex-soldier (Derek Davenport) is forced to take one last job and save his client's kidnapped daughter (Amelia Haberman) or face time for a crime he did not commit.

Richard Lippert, Shepsut Wilson, Titus Covington and Michael C.Alavarez co-star in an Amber Thompson and Nick LaRovere production.

Expo out from August 3 from Green Apple Entertainment.


Monday, July 8, 2019

First Look At Claes Bang In 'Dracula' Series

We finally have our first look at Claes Bang in upcoming 'Dracula' miniseries. BBC/Netflix unveiled the images of Claes Bang as Dracula in Steven Moffat and Mart Gattis’ upcoming series. This latest revamp of the Dark Prince is written and created by Moffat and Gatiss. Executive producers are Gatiss, Moffat, and Sue Vertue for Hartswood Films, Ben Irving for BBC and will be handled by Tanz for Netflix. BBC Studios Distribution will handle the international distribution.





New UK Poster Released For Horror "Ready Or Not"

Check out the new UK poster "Ready Or Not". The film, directed by Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, is due out August 21st. It stars Samara Weaving, Mark O’Brien, Andie MacDowell, Adam Brody, and Henry Czerny. 


The film follows a young bride as she joins her new husband’s rich, eccentric family in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival.

First Images Released For Andy Stapp's Directorial Debut "Marfa"

The first images have been released for Andy Stapp's upcoming sci-fi thriller "Marfa". The directorial debut stars Tony Todd, Stelio Savante, Tracy Perez, Richard Riehle, Neil Sandilands, Brittany Jo Alvarado, Kyle Colton, Marcus Jahn, Kimberley Christann Pember, Lisa Roumain, Scot Scurlock, and Sasha Thurston. 





The film follows four lifelong friends who decide to veer off the beaten path and venture into a small west Texas town known as Marfa.

Screenbound Acquires "The Curse Of Hobbes House" For International Sales


Screenbound has acquired international sales rights for UK zombie thriller "The Curse Of Hobbes House". The film is directed by directed by Juliane Block and stars Mhairi Calvey, Makenna Guyler, Kevin Leslie, Jo Price, Waleed Elgadi and Emma Spurgin Hussey. There is no release date announced but check out the trailer below. 

When down-on-her-luck Jane Dormant (Mhairi Calvey) learns about the death of her Grandmother, she travels to a remote estate to attend the reading of the will. She’s expecting a life-saving inheritance, but the trouble is, so is Jennifer (Makenna Guyler), her estranged and more successful half-sister, who has arrived with her lover Nigel Thatcher (Kevin Leslie) in tow. But when a storm cuts the estate off from the outside world, the brewing family tensions have to be put to one side when a horde of blood-thirsty zombies invade. And it’s not the money they’re after…



The Curse of Hobbes House HD Trailer from Screenbound Entertainment Group on Vimeo.

Official Trailer Released For "Witches In The Woods"


The official trailer has been released for upcoming horror "Witches In The Woods". The Canadian thriller is directed by Jordan Barker and stars Hannah Kasulka, Alexander De Jordy, Corbin Bleu, Humberly González and Craig Arnold. No release date yet.

Jill, a tenacious UMass freshman, abandons her studies for an off-the-grid snowboarding trip. But after the sun has dipped below the horizon, their SUV mysteriously becomes lost in the freshly-logged mountains, eventually running out of gas. As temperatures fall, the group dynamic unravels as a virtual and then literal witch hunt begins.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

"American Killing" On VOD And DVD This August


AMERICAN KILLING, Starring VAMPIRE DIARIES’ Persia White, Slays This August

This summer a writers retreat takes a very dark turn when its obsessive showrunner manipulates his team into playing along in his disturbed, hidden-camera “masterpiece”. American Killing on VOD and DVD August 6 from High Octane Pictures.

Trevor Peterson (Grizzly Park), Persia White (The Vampire Diaries), and Caitlin Gerard (Insidious: The Last Key) star in a film from Matthew David Ward and Justyn Ah Chong.
Jeb’s cartoon is on the verge of cancellation, so the studio sends him and an eclectic team of writers to a secluded house in the mountains. As Jeb’s controlling personality and obsessive work ethic starts to push the team apart, he goes even further by planting spy cameras in places shared and private, obsessed on what everone is doing. Jeb is soon fired by the studio but he continues to spy in sercret from his home leading him further down the road to madness. In his most desperate hour, Jeb seals his fate as a viscous madman by returning to the house and murdering his writers one-by-one, on camera. Past emotions and tensions flare, and while nothing goes as Jeb planned, the unforeseen twists, turns, and revelations make his snuff film a violent spectacle sure to go down in infamy.

American Killing on DVD and Digital August 6.

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Tanabata

Shinto rite honoring the Kami of the Stars. [a/k/a Star Kami Festival]

On the seventh day of the seventh month, two mythical lovers—represented by the stars Altair and Vega—find a way to come together once a year, against all odds. Today’s Doodle celebrates Tanabata, also known in Japan as the “Star Festival.”

Inspired by the Chinese Qixi Festival, Tanabata became popular in Japan during the Heian Period (794–1185). The story of Hikoboshi, a humble cowherd who falls in love with Orihime, the daughter of the Sky King, has captured the imagination of lovers for centuries. Their separation by a mighty river, represented by the Milky Way, and eventual reunion is a timeless tale.

Writing their wishes on colorful strips of paper known as tanzaku, Tanabata celebrants hang them on bamboo poles or trees and pray that their dreams will come true. The wishes are set afloat the following day, drifting on rivers toward the sea.

Clip Released For Paranormal Horror "1BR"


Check out the "Midnight Roast" clip from upcoming paranormal horror "1BR". The film will have its world premiere at Fantasia Film Festival July 18th. It is directed by David Marmor and stars Alan Blumenfeld, Taylor Nichols, Naomi Grossman, Giles Matthey, Earnestine Phillips, Susan Davis, Clayton Hoff, Celeste Sullivan and Nicole Brydon Bloom.

Sarah (Bloom) is tormented by her past. Putting down roots in Hollywood, she finds her home is a living hell.

Official Trailer Released For Horror "Do Not Reply"


The official trailer has been released for upcoming horror "Do Not Reply". The film is directed by Daniel and Walter Woltosz. It stars Elise Luthman, Ashlee Füss, Ivon Millan, Courtney Henggeler, Savannah Kennick, Thom Gossom Jr., Kaitlyn Black, Curran Walters, Nikki Leigh, Christian Hutcherson, Eddie Diaz, Kue Lawrence, John Allsop, Brandon Modelo, Matthew Raymond, Erin Siu, Alexandra Fatovich, and Rodney J. Hobbs.



Chelsea is hoping to make new friends at the local Halloween party. But, she is abducted by someone with a strange desire to bring his sister back to life. However, Chelsea is not alone. Her and several other girls must make it out of this deranged lunatic's bunker, if they ever hope to see the light of day again.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Matthew Pope's "Blood On Her Name" World Premiere Set For Fantasia This July


Matthew Pope's crime thriller Blood On Her Name" is set to host its world premiere at Fantasia Film Festival this July. Pope's directorial debut, the film will show on July 17th and 19th. It stars Bethany Anne Lind, Will Patton, and Elisabeth Röhm.

Killed in self defense, Leigh attempts to get rid of the body. She cleans up the bloody scene, while scrambling to find a way to dispose of the corpse. Her father, a law enforcement officer, enters the scene and so does the deceased's girlfriend. Now, it is a race to get rid of the evidence, before her crimes are found out.


Trailer Released For Soska Sisters "Rabid" Remake


Check out the trailer for the Soska Sisters remake of David Cronenberg's classic "Rabid". The film is making its world premiere at this year's FrightFest. It stars Laura VandervoortBen Hollingsworth, and Mackenzie Gray, and features WWE superstars CM Punk and his wife New York Times best-selling author AJ Mendez.

Rose, a young woman whose disfigurement after an accident leads to a radical and untested stem-cell treatment. While turning Rose into the belle of the ball, the experimental transformation comes at a price.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Trailer And Images Released For Indie Horror "The Deeper You Dig"


A trailer and several images have been released for indie horror "The Deeper You Dig". The film is directed by John Adams, Toby Poser, and daughter, Zelda Adams. The three also star in the film from Wonder Wheel Productions. 


Ivy (Toby Poser) and Echo (Zelda Adams) are not your typical mother-daughter team. Ivy once an intuitive psychic, makes an easy buck as a bogus tarot card reader; fourteen year-old Echo likes old-timey music, hunting, and black lipstick.
When reclusive Kurt (John Adams) moves down the road to restore an abandoned farmhouse, a roadside accident leads to Echo’s murder, and suddenly three lives collide in mysterious and wicked ways. Kurt assumes he can hide his secret under the ground.
However, Echo burrows into his head until he can feel her in his bones. As she haunts his every move, trying to reach her mother from beyond, Ivy must dig deep to see the signs and prove that love won’t stay buried…






The Deeper You Dig will have its world premiere at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal in July.

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