Friday, October 4, 2019

Images And Trailer Released For "Skateway Massacre"


Check out the images and trailer for upcoming indie slasher "Skateway Massacre". The film is written and directed by Daniel Zubiate (Last CallHack-ManDead Drunk), and stars Amanda Courtney, Caedmon Holland (Dr Acid Face), Alan Humphrey (Last Call) and Kim Johnson. Distribution is being handled by Summer Hill Ent./Tomcat Films.




The closing up staff of a local roller skating rink are being stalked, slashed and killed by a mysterious figure in their midst…

Trailer Released For "Luz: The Flower Of Evil"


Raven Banner has released the official trailer for "Luz: The Flower Of Evil". The film is directed by Director: Juan Diego and Escobar Alzate. It stars Yuri Vargas, Conrado Osorio, Andrea Esquivel, and Sharon Guzmán. 

Far into the mountains, in a community led by a preacher named El Señor, a new child who is supposed to be the new messiah, is brought, and with him destruction and redemption. Soon, everything will change. Not only for the town, but on the preacher's home as his 3 daughters start to wonder the real origins of God itself, the nature of love, pleasure and inner freedom.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Netflix Releases Trailer For Upcoming Horror "Eli"


Netflix has released the official trailer for upcoming horror "Eli". The film, directed by Ciarán Foy, is set to premiere on October 18th. It stars Charlie Shotwell, Lili Taylor, Sadie Sink, Kelly Reilly, and Max Martini. 

With his desperate parents in tow, an 11-year-old boy with a debilitating illness checks into an isolated clinic to undergo experimental therapy.

Official Trailer Released For Upcoming Paranormal Horror "Ouija Room"


Check out the official trailer for upcoming paranormal horror "Ouija Room". The film is directed by Henrique Couto and stars Erica Blackstock, Adam Scott Clevenger, Joni Durian and Alia Gabrielle Eckhardt. No word on official release. 

An agoraphobic woman with autism begins summoning spirits to be her friends while her brother/caretaker is gone during the day, but the more time she spends with the spirits the more it becomes clear they aren't so friendly after all.

Exploitation Director Jared Masters Compiles More Grindhouse Double Feature DVDs For Shoctober!


Exploitation director Jared Masters compiles two dozen more grindhouse double feature DVDs for Shoctober!


Celebrating the work of Dario Argento, Lon Chaney, Vic Morrow and Brandon Lee!... Cult horror classics, obscure thrillers, vintage erotica, absurd 80s action, sizzling foreign films and more! The next wave of Frolic Pictures' new limited edition grindhouse series double feature DVDs are now available online, wherever DVDs are sold (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, etc.) Hand-selected by Hollywood exploitation filmmaker Jared Masters. A sordid combination of old school horror, vintage black comedies and juicy exploitation fare. Each DVD is a one-of-a-kind experience, like going to a drive-in back in the day, except in the comfort of your own home.

Each DVD is approximately three hours of shocking, bizarre, and tantalizing entertainment from a bygone era. Packed with cinematic surprises like short subjects, trailers, vintage TV commercials and intermission cartoons.


Digitally scanned from the original 35mm film prints! Be thrilled and pleasantly surprised with what the Maestro reveals across your screen. Screen at parties, make a double feature night with other cinephile friends, or simply enjoy them alone, as you turn on, tune in and drop out of your semi-important responsibilities.

Just pop the DVD in and let it play, thanks to Frolic’s clever auto-starting video discs. It’s like there’s a projectionist grinding out rare film prints for you at your leisure. Whether you’ve been to a real grindhouse in the 70s or 80s, or you’re discovering the sensation for the first time, these limited edition Frolic Doubles make the perfect show for the avid horror, cult, erotica and exploitation cinema fan.

Order the new dream doubles now, and see what cinematic wonders await!



Maid in Sweden / The Boob Tube


War of the Monsters / Destroy All Planets
Laser Mission / The Street Fighters Last Revenge
The Shiver of the Vampires / Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay
Jail Bait / Child Bride
Monstrosity / The City of the Dead
God's Gun / The Treasure of Jamaica Reef
The Hunchback of Notre Dame / The Phantom of the Opera
Reefer Madness / Marihuana
Children of the Night / Werewolf of Washington
Cannonball / La Baby Sitter
White Zombie / Assassin of Youth
Metropolis / The Most Dangerous Game
Nosferatu / Haxan
The Haunted House of Horror / The Werewolf Vs The Vampire Woman
Phenomena / Tenebre
Brother From Another Planet / The Surrogate
Alligator / Patrick
Death by Dialogue / Julie Darling
Christmas Evil / Don't Open Till Christmas
Memorial Valley Massacre / Till Death


Death Rage / House of the Dead
Just Before Dawn / Carry on Screaming

Hanger 18 / Bread

Collect them all! Only from Frolic Pictures! Visit www.frolicpictures.com for more info!

Paranormal Horror "The Lingering" Due Out On October 15th


Paranormal horror "The Lingering" is due out on Blu-ray/DVD October 15th. The Chinese horror is directed by Ho Pong Mak, Derrick Tao. It stars Bob Yin-Pok Cheung, Kai-Chung Cheung, Athena Chu, and Fung Lee. 

Dawa and his mother spend a terrifying night alone in the basement after being tormented by a strange and dangerous presence. Years after his mom s death, Dawa is forced to return, again facing the presence that once tortured him as a child.

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Chinese Action Fantasy "Kung Fu Monster" Set For Release October 8th


Well Go USA is set to release Chinese fantasy film, "Kung Fu Monster" October 8th. The film is directed by Andrew Lau Wai-Keung and stars Louis Koo, Dongyu Zhou and Bea Hayden Kuo. Check out the trailer below.

In the waning years of the Ming Dynasty, the Bruneian Empire wants to offer a rare creature to the nation as a gift and has tasked Ocean, a member of the Imperial Secret Police, to capture and tame the beast. Upon discovering the beast s gentle and kind nature, Ocean works in secret to release the beast back to the wild, keeping it from being turned into a killing machine.

TERROR FILMS Acquires Digital Rights To Netherlands' Horror Feature "RESONANCE"


TERROR FILMS has acquired North American rights to Siar Sedig’s mysterious horror thriller RESONANCE and has set the digital release date for Friday, October 11th
This Netherlands based film has been making the festival rounds. At several festivals, RESONANCE has racked up multiple awards. Awards include: “Best Score” from the Diabolical Horror Film Festival 2018, “Best Horror Feature” - Genre Celebration Festival 2018, “Best Feature Film International” - Move Me Productions Belgium Film Festival 2018, “Best Original Idea” - Top Indie Film Awards and multiple wins including “Best Lead Actor,” “Best Lead Actress,” “Best Horror Feature,” “Best Editing” and “Best Sound,” among others at the Five Continents International Film Festival 2018. RESONANCE has won over ten awards, making the film internationally renowned.
The film was written, directed and produced by Sedig. As well, RESONANCE was produced by Roos Jeroense and the film centers around a couple Max (Max Croes) and Elena (Nastassia Firestone). Together, they decide to venture off to a remote wooded area for a much-needed break from work and life. However, once there, they discover strange noises - originating from deep within the woods. Elena is in desperate need of a doctor and Max realizes there's no way out but to go straight through the forest, in search of help; but something doesn't want them to leave...


The digital release date is set for October 11th, 2019. This initial roll out will take place across multiple platforms over the next several months and show on: iTunes, Xbox, Google Play, Prime Video, Tubi TV and many more Digital platforms.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Gravitas Ventures Thriller "Anyone Home ?" Out Now


Gravitas Ventures thriller "Anyone Home?" is out now. The film is directed by Patrick Cunningham - his feature debut. It stars multi award-winning actor Jasper Cole (The Rookie), Kathy Baker (Picket Fences) and Monique Gabriela Curnen (The Dark Knight). 

A troubled single mother entertains a dangerous fantasy after she’s recruited to live in an unsold property in an empty development. Jasper plays the pivotal role of Walker, a “desert rat” who lives in an old run down RV on the out skirts of the small desert town where the film takes place. Eccentric and bizarre, he’s a voyeur who suddenly finds himself thrust into the lives of the mother and young son (Luke Ganalon) who are living in the ‘Staged House for Sale”. He goes from potential stalker to being a “victim himself”. This timely film highlights timely issues such as mental illness, suburban strife, socio-economic race relations and the real estate market crash.

High Octane To Release "Pumpkin-Man" This October


High Octane is set to release indie horror "Pumpkin-Man" October 15th on Digital and DVD. Check out the stills and trailer below. The film is directed by Maria Lee Metheringham and stars Tamara Glynn, Dani Thompson,Gareth Hale Kat Clatworthy, and Roland Marshall.




When a local farmer is the victim of a horrible joke gone wrong, bloody revenge becomes the only way to satisfy the monster he becomes.

Assisted by his beloved pumpkins, a sweet farmer discovers that spilling blood is his new found glory to anyone who dares trespass on his private land. Unfortunately for a group of innocent survivalists, their survival skills are soon put to the test and the local villagers are soon dragged into the bloody fight.

Poster And Release Details Announced For "The Madness Within"


"The Madness Within" is set to be released on digital and theatrically December 6th. The film is directed by Hunter G. Williams and stars William alongside Edin Gali, Tessa Farrel, Lily Tomlin, Kristen Carpenter and Devon Ogden. Check out the trailer below.

Russ Washington is a successful businessman on top of the world. But when addiction, secrets, and faulty relationships send him spiraling down the rabbit hole, will he continue to plummet, or find the strength to carry on?

The First Trailer And Poster Released For Upcoming Horror "Trick"


The first official trailer and poster has been released for upcoming horror "Trick". The film is directed by Patrick Lussier and stars Omar Epps, Ellen Adair, Kristina Reyes with Jamie Kennedy and Tom Atkins. It is set to be released October 18th in limited theatrical release and digitally.

A no-nonsense detective tries to track down a serial killer named Trick, who is terrorizing a small town. Killer Patrick "Trick" Weaver returns after a tragedy several years earlier. Now, Trick is returning every Halloween, to finish what he started.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Uncork'd Entertainment To Release "The Dwelling" This November


"Beware the haunted bed this November!

Uncork’d Entertainment to releases "The Dwelling" on Digital and DVD on November 26th. Directed by Jeff Maher, and written by Maher and Cody Calahan. The film features a hot young cast including Slasher’s Alysa King and Gwenlyn Cumyn (“Barbelle”).

Four people find themselves stuck on a haunted antique bed where leaving means suffering a gruesome death. Plagued with frightening hallucinations, they must figure out the bed's secrets before they are ultimately picked off one by one.

Trailer Released For Vampire Horror "Climate Of The Hunter"


Check out the trailer for upcoming vampire horror "Climate Of The Hunter". The film is directed by Mickey Reece and stars Ginger Gilmartin, Mary Buss and Ben Hall. No word on wide release date.

Set in the late 1970s, two middle-aged sisters vie for the affection of a man from their past who may or may not be a vampire.

Trailer Released For Upcoming Vampire Horror "Savage Creatures"


Savage Creatures is written and directed by Richard Lowry (Alien OverlordsPresident EvilApocalypse Rising; et al), and stars Kelly Brown, Victoria Steadman, Greg Travis, Cean Okada, Ryan Quinn Adams and Kannon Smith. No word on release date. 




On the eve of Judgement Day, predatory cannibals abduct two young vagabond women harboring a shocking secret - they are ancient Vampires. Following a bloody clash, the Vampires are suddenly confronted with an apocalyptic crisis as soul-stealing alien creatures invade and attack humanity, turning their victims into flesh eating Zombies. The forces of evil collide in a cataclysmic battle for dominance.


"Gothic Harvest" World Premiere Set For This October @Zeitgeist


The world premiere of Gothic Harvest will be held at Screamfest on October 18th in New Orleans's Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge at 8:00 PM, blocks from where the film was shot. Many cast members and filmmakers will be in attendance. With word that Lin Shaye is trying to arrange a break in her Penny Dreadful shooting schedule so that she may attend.

GOTHIC HARVEST tells the chilling tale of four co-eds who head to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. When one of them disappears after connecting with a charming local, her friends race to find her before she falls victim to a sadistic Southern family plagued by a centuries-old voodoo curse.

Buried Alive Returns to the ATL This November


The Buried Alive Film Festival is excited to announce its 14th year in Atlanta and wants you to SAVE THE DATE for November 13th through 17th.

Buried Alive Film Fest is a horror and genre film festival in Atlanta that prides itself in showcasing the some of the most disturbing, visually appealing, and scary independent films in the world. The festival will be returning to the 7 Stages Theatre at 1105 Euclid Ave NE, located in the Little 5 Points neighborhood of Atlanta. 

Recently voted by Creative Loafing as 2019’s Best Film Festival in Atlanta, BAFF is bringing their strongest program to date, with several great new features, the annual special events with local faves Blast-Off Burlesque and psychedelic jazz group Samadha, a ton of great shorts, spotlight on local filmmakers, the return of the Sinema Challenge, and more.
Tickets go on sale on October 16th and the full schedule will follow.

Monday, September 30, 2019

LadyKillerTV Partners With Pornhub.com For Halloween Exclusive


LadyKillerTV Partners with Pornhub.com for Halloween Exclusive
 
 
(Las Vegas, NV / September 30, 2019) -- LadyKillerTV, a deliciously twisted new horror-erotica series that serves up classic slasher parodies from adult film’s most popular stars, is set to debut its Official Explicit Trailer on Pornhub.com starting October 7th through the 13th.
 
Just in time for Halloween, the eight-episode series from former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer will unveil its Friday the 13th spoof ‘Camp Blood Sex’ vignette, starring Nikki Benz and Reya Sunshine, on the Pornhub.com site from October 18th through November 1st.
 
“It made a lot of sense to partner up with Pornhub.com and launch during Halloween,” said LadyKillerTV producer Pierre Vincent. “With their network, we are able to reach a large amount of viewers, create a solid fan base in a short amount of time and showcase what LadyKillerTV is all about…” 
 
Spencer - who created, co-directed, co-produced, wrote the screenplay and provided music for LadyKillerTV - also spoofs five more horror classics: ‘The Sexorcist’ with Tori Black, ‘The O Ring’ with Black and Tommy Pistol; ‘1, 2, Eddy’s Cummin in U’ with Adriana Chechik; ‘Psych-Ho’ starring Nicole Aniston, and ‘The Whining’ with Abella Danger and Jynx Maze.
 
LadyKillerTV also stars Richard Grieco, Felissa Rose and Kyle Kielbasa, and was co-directed and co-edited by Party Bus to Hell cinematographer Michael Su.
 
To find out more about LadyKillerTV, visit Ladykillertv.com!
Twitter: @ladykillerTV1 

"HOLIDAY HELL" COMING TO THEATERS, TUBI AND MORE THIS OCTOBER!


It’s set to be a ho-ho-horrific Halloween this October with Holiday Hell hitting screens big and small!

The theatrical season begins October 11 with L.A (October 11-17; Laemmle Monica Film Center), Portland (October 26 & 27) and Seattle (Nov 1-7). More theatrical sessions to be announced.




LA - Oct 11-17 - Laemmle Monica Film Center
Portland - Oct 26 & 27 - Clinton Street Theater
Seattle - Nov 1-7 - Grand Illusion Cinema

The highly-anticipated yuletide horror haunt will then be available exclusively on Tubi exclusive 10/15 and Digital and DVD 11/5 from Uncork’d Entertainment.





Starring horror icon Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Joel Murray (Hatchet), Jeff Bryan Davis (Killer Pad), Lisa Coronado (“Twin Peaks”), and Meagan Karimi-Naser (Dead West), the frighteningly-festive horror anthology features segments directed by Jeff Ferrell (Ghostlight), Jeremy Berg (The Invoking), Jeff Vigil and David Burns.
On Christmas Eve, a woman enters a curiosity shop looking for a last-minute gift. There, she meets a mysterious shopkeeper who tells her the horrific stories behind four objects in the shop. As he weaves tales of killer dolls, witches and psycho Santas, the woman senses she might be in danger. She has until midnight to choose her gift, but will she choose wisely?




Horror Film "Beloved Beast" Moves To Theatres And Digital This October


Indican Pictures is set to release the Holbrookian horror film Beloved Beast. Directed by Jonathan Holbrook, this film runs an unbelievably three hours long. Truly an epic horror film, Beloved Beast involves an escaped mental patient and a young girl, who he befriends in a nearby wood. Set to release in October, this horror title stars: Meredith Binder (The Oregonian), Tabitha Bastien (The Wonderland Murders), Sheila Houlahan and Lance Carver. More release details, for Beloved Beast, are now available.
Nina (Sanae Loutsis) is only twelve years old, when she loses her parents in a car accident. Now living with her aunt, Nina is no longer in the best of company. Escaping into her imagination and into the woods, she meets a strange, masked man. He should not have been brought home. Now, his murder spree is just getting started with Aunt Erma (Joy Yaholkovsky) and the local townsfolk, in this brutally bloody horror film!
Beloved Beast will have a limited theatrical release, before launching on DVD and Digital platforms. On October 11th, this epic horror feature will show in: Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago. Several filmmakers will be in attendance at the Los Angeles screening and provide a Q & A, after the film. As well, Beloved Beast will show on DVD and Digital platforms on this same date. Rated Restricted, Beloved Beast promises a terrifying time, spent with one of this year’s strangest killers. See it this October!

My Review Of "Artik"


"Artik" is a horror thriller written and directed by Tom Botchii. The film stars Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End), Lauren Ashely Carter (Imitation Girl), Matt Mercer (Contracted), Gavin White (14 Cameras), & Jerry G Angelo (7 Faces of Jack the Ripper). "Artik" is a atmospheric, horror-rich story as affective as it is chilling.

A comic book obsessed serial killer teaches his son how to get away with a series of brutal murders until the boy befriends a mysterious man who threatens to expose everything. 

"Artik" is a tragically emotive and cruel opus. It is dark, heavy, and often beautiful. I mean, as beautiful as a film about serial killer, his damaged wife, damaged life and psychologically chained children can be. The characters are emotionally scarred, painstakingly built persons that are heartbreaking, anxiety bait.

The characters are rich, often disconnected creatures that seem at a crossroads, filled with conflict. And yet they feel real, almost organic, in a distopic view of their own lives. Even the antagonist is almost torn eternally between his art and his "dark passenger". But only to a degree. As impressive a creation he may be, his is by no means likeable. 

The acting in "Artik" is stellar. There is no distance between their talent and these characters. They bring this chilling and compelling nightmare to life vividly. Tom Botchii creates a strong story here, one that permeates a sense of unease which is only enhanced by a beautiful shot visual story. Seriously, the cinematography is a horror element in and of itself. 

Speaking of the horror, "Artik" starts out strong. The kill sequences are blunt, cruel moments of shock and unapologetic graphic gory scenes. And they show as realistic as any in the industry- save the "snuff film" stuff. Honestly the only thing I didn't like about the film was that there wasn't more gore. Not that this film is really lacking. It is it!

Overall "Artik" is a solid movie. It has a fully formed and well written story with strong, emotive characters. It stays dark and foreboding. The horror is visceral splatter film elements done brilliantly. I was captivated, disturbed, excited and stunned from the first scenes till the bitter end. I highly recommend "Artik" to all horror fans. (5/5)

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