Monday, November 18, 2019

UK Release Date Announced For "Rootwood"

Rootwood will be released in the UK on November 25th by genre film specialists Evolutionary Films. The film is directed by Marcel Walz based on the screenplay by Mario von Czapiewski. It stars Elissa Dowling (Tales of Halloween), Tyler Gallant (Alpha Wolf), Sarah French (Ouija House), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Brandon Rhea (Ultimate Justice) and Tiffani Fest (Serena Waits).

The film follows two students, Jessica (Elissa Dowling) and William (Tyler Gallant), who host “The Spooky Hour”, a podcast about paranormal phenomena and urban legends. When they are hired by the Hollywood film producer Laura Benott (Felissa Rose) to produce a horror documentary about the curse of the wooden devil, they smell a chance to become famous. Together with their friend Erin (Sarah French) they enter Rootwood Forest and investigate the area to find out the truth about the wooden devil and his victims.

First Trailer Released For Barry Jay's "Killer Therapy"

The first trailer has been released for Barry Jay's sophomore film "Killer Therapy". The film stars Thom Mathews, PJ Soles (Halloween), Adrienne King (Friday the 13th), Daeg Faerch (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Michael Qeliqi, Elizabeth Keener and Ivy George. No release date has been announced yet.

Brian is a disturbed child with sociopathic tendencies dealing with a father who doesn’t love him, a mother unconvinced of his violent nature, and a newly adopted sister he believes is there to replace him. After a series of escalating violent incidents, he is bounced around from failed therapist to failed therapist, maturing into a young man still unable to escape his anger issues. When his life eventually falls apart by his own choices, Brian blames his series of failed therapists, embracing his dark nature and taking his revenge on everyone who ever wronged him – one by one, finally understanding that accepting who you are inside can be the best therapy.

Patrick Lussier’s TRICK Coming To Blu-ray And DVD This December

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, will release TRICK on December 17, 2019 on DVD and Blu-ray. TRICK features Omar Epps ("House"), Ellen Adair (“Homeland”), Kristina Reyes (“Blindspot”), Jamie Kennedy (Scream franchise), and Tom Atkins (Escape From New York). Directed by Patrick Lussier (My Bloody ValentineDrive Angry), he co-wrote the film with Todd Farmer (My Bloody ValentineJason X). RLJE Films will release TRICK on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.97.

On Halloween night in 2015, Patrick “Trick” Weaver massacred his classmates at a costume party. After being arrested, he managed to escape police custody, but not before being shot five times by Detective Mike Denver (Epps). Everyone believes Trick must be dead, but when a masked killer reappears the following Halloween, and every Halloween after that, they realize the nightmare is not over. With Trick wreaking havoc and killing innocent people in increasingly terrifying ways, Denver will stop at nothing to finish what he started and bring the carnage to an end.

TRICK DVD and Blu-ray include the following bonus features:
  • The Making of “Trick” Featuring Interviews with the Cast and Crew


This December, The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan will be finally uncovered.
Starring Anna Stromberg and directed by Burt Grinstead, the highly-anticipated found-footage spookfest fixing on the frightening contents of an unedited memory card, has been acquired for release by Artist Rights Distribution.
A young journalism student decides to return to her hometown to investigate a brutal murder that took place 30 years prior. Without much hope of finding any real answers, she interviews a series of local characters, all of whom leave their own bewildering take on the legendary Mulcahy Murders in her student film. As the facts unravel, she begins to realize that this cold case murder, may not be so cold after all. Along with the help of the handsome deputy police officer, Patrick Rooke, she begins to uncover the horrifying truth of what really happened that night thirty years ago. As she gets closer to discovering the truth, she edges even closer to her own demise. Will her blind ambition overtake her desire to survive?
The film, written by Burt Grinstead and Stromberg with original story by Burt Grinstead and Rob Runyeon, stars Stromberg, Burt Grinstead, David Nash, Maureen Keiller, Denise Walker, Jimmy Driscoll, and Matthew Pelieci.

The world theatrical premiere is set for Wednesday December 11 in L.A. The screening, which will be attended by cast and crew, is open to the public. Further theatrical screenings for Winter will be announced shortly. Buy tickets here

Brad Sykes’ Cult Classic PLAGUERS Now Available For The First Time On Blu-ray And DVD

Brad Sykes’ cult classic PLAGUERS is now available for the first-time on Blu-ray and DVD from Wild Eye Releasing.

The 10th Anniversary edition includes audio commentary and an unseen Q+A with cast and crew.

When an alien contagion is released aboard a spaceship transforming its victims into demonic flesh-eaters, the crew must either destroy the infected or join them. Steve Railsback stars.

The title is also available on digital.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Trailer Released For Zombie Action Thriller "The Driver"

Check out the trailer for upcoming zombie action thriller "The Driver". The film is directed by Wych Kaosayananda and stars action genre star Mark Dacascos. Julie Condra and daughter Noelani Dacascos costar. It is set to reach DVD, Digital, and On Demand on November 26th.

In a zombie apocalypse, one man desperately tries to keep his family alive.

Vertical Entertainment Acquires Neo-Noir "Blood On Her Name"

Vertical Entertainment has acquired English Speaking World rights to Neo-Noir Blood On Her Name at AFM. Directed by Matthew Pope, who makes his feature debut, the film stars Bethany Anne Lind (REPRISAL, OZARK), Will Patton (REMEMBER THE TITANS, ARMAGEDDON), and Elizabeth Röhm (AMERICAN HUSTLE, JOY).

Blood On Her Name centers on a single mother (Lind) who’s panicked decision to cover up an accidental killing spirals out of control when her conscience demands she return the dead man’s body to his family.

The film is due for early 2020 release.


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