Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Slasher shows his face ...sort of

A new promo art design for the slasher has been posted to "Dark Worlds: The Movie" Facebook page...A cross between "The Strangers" and the dolls from "9" this character is sure to both disarm and dismember anyone crazy enough to cross his path.

The mask of The Careview Slasher, as designed by  Derrick Clark!
"Darkworlds: The Movie" Facebook Page!

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Rift" Poster,Trailer and Pics

In 2001 several college students were brutally murdered inside of a newly refurbished Town Creek Apartments. To this day there are still no definite answers. Jennifer Campbell, a graduate student with aspirations of a journalistic career, who is eager to prove herself. She amasses lots of evidence that convinces her even more of the dark history surrounding the town. When she forces her way into the building, it doesn't take long before she is given a crash history lesson on why it is better to keep some secrets hidden and some names forgotten about. 

News From "Playback" w/ Christian Slater

Bennett Robbins Productions Completes “Playback,” Featuring Christian Slater
Bennett Robbins Productions has completed post-production of “Playback,” an independent horror thriller starring Toby Hemingway (“Black Swan,” “The Covenant,” “Feast of Love”), Johnny Pacar (“Love Hurts,” “Make It or Break It”), Ambyr Childers (“All My Children,”  “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star”), Jonathan Keltz (“Entourage,” “Prom”), Alessandra Torresani (“Caprica”), Jennifer Missoni (“Royal Pains,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order”) and featuring Christian Slater (“Heathers,” “True Romance”). The producers are currently seeking distribution of the film.
Bennett Robbins developed “Playback” and produced it in conjunction with Emmett/Furla Films. Bennett Robbins was previously involved with “The Betrayed,” starring Melissa George, and was co-executive producer of the romantic comedy “Coming and Going,” directed by Edoardo Ponti and starring Rhys Darby and Sasha Alexander. Echo Bridge recently acquired the North American rights to that film.
Shot in Grand Rapids, Michigan, “Playback” was written and directed by Michael A. Nickles, whose credits include the award-winning films “Desert Winds,” starring Heather Graham, and the horror-thriller “XII” (a.k.a. “Twelve”).
The film features music from The Sounds, Shiny Toy Guns, AWOLNation, innerpartysystem, My Passion, Kill Hannah, High Tension Wires, K.Flay, Guadalupe Plata, Carol Bui, Youth Mass and “Playback” star Johnny Pacar’s own band Forever the Day.
While digging into their town’s infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened to possess and destroy its victims through video playback, stopping at nothing to find his true heir.
Inspired by a True Story
The mythos of “Playback” is rooted in the mysterious disappearance of Louis Le Prince, a French inventor considered by many film historians to be the true father of motion pictures.
Louis Le Prince was a French inventor considered by many film historians to be the true father of motion pictures. In October 1888, Le Prince captured “Roundhay Garden Scene” and “Leeds Bridge Scene” on paper film using a single-lens camera, several years before competitors Auguste and Louis Lumière and Thomas Edison released their inventions.
Louis Le Prince was planning a public exposition for his films at Jumel Mansion in New York City when he vanished without a trace. He was last seen in Dijon on Friday, Sept. 16, 1890, boarding the 2:42 p.m. train for Paris.
Theories about his disappearance abound. Some believe he committed suicide. Some say he was assassinated by henchmen working for Thomas Edison. Some say he succumbed to financial and social pressure from his family and “disappeared” to live his life in obscurity in the US. Still others believe his disappearance was due to darker, even more nefarious reasons.

Jump over to Fangoria to see some exclusive pics...

 The Woman in Black is hitting theaters on January 12, 2012.

The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.

"White: Curse of The Melody" Brings Horror To Pop!

Girl group Pink Dolls, made up of the lead singers Jenny and A-rang, former backup dancer Eun-ju, and rapper Shin-ji, are struggling to get their name out. In the new office the group’s agency moves into, Eun-ju finds an old videotape of an untitled music video. The song recorded on the video is dark and gloomy—but also mesmerizing. The group showcases the number and receives immensely positive feedback, their best ever. Excited, the Pink Dolls decide to release the number as their new single under the title “White” and begin a grueling practice regimen.
It’s at that time strange things start happening to each member. Main vocalist Jenny passes out during a practice session. Young A-rang becomes hostile towards her close friend Shin-ji and suffers a bad reaction to a cosmetic. Shin-ji becomes very competitive and jealous and is injured during a photo shoot.
Believing the series of suspicious incidents is related to the music video, Eun-ju looks into the mystery behind it. Soon she, too, falls victim to the curse

Tom Hardy as "Bane"

I don't usually post stuff about Batman mainly because they have been redoing him and Spiderman since my childhood and quite frankly I am bored with them!..However I love Tom Hardy and any chance to post about him in relation to fantasy, sci-fi, or supernatural I will!

The Dark Knight Rises”, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata and Nestor Carbonell, rises July 20, 2012.

"Twisted" In Singapore

Synopsis:  “The story revolves around a drug dealer who banged up a young girl, a pair of con men who wants to turn over a new leaf, and 4 cabin crews whose lives were turned upside down over a fateful night of drugs and booze. This is a story of individuals with fates intertwined and how their paths clash. A series of twisted events that is both a study on cause and effect, and how our actions affect the people around us.”

Twisted opens in Singapore on July 28, 2011.

"Twisted" Facebook Page! 
"Twisted" Movie Site!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Blood Fare" Movie Poster Released

“Blood Fare” is a Civil War ghost story with a modern twist, by J.A. Steel and Co-Producer Christian K. Koch. It is the tale of Corporal Henry Trout (S. Edward Meek - “Wild Stallion”), who in 1861 fought valiantly in a forgotten skirmish after the first battle of Bull Run. 150 years later, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood continues on a haunted battlefield. Tyler (Brandi Lynn Anderson from the upcoming Syfy original series “ZEROS”) and her brother Chad (Adrian West), Henry's fifth generation grandchildren, will challenge the very legend of Charon the Ferryman, as the lines between the living and the dead become blurred.

 Note of Interest: 
“Blood Fare” is a green, sustainable film production, and Eco/Sustainable Production Executive Micheline Birkhead was on set to make sure the project met green certification requirements.

Official Teaser Released For First Ever Swiss 3D Horror!

Synopsis“Eight young people drive to the Swiss Jura region, food and tents in the trunk. It’s autumn and high season for a magic mushroom that grows there – the reason for their trip. After a few problems they arrive at the desired location deep in the woods, the tents are set up, the mushrooms are collected and when it gets dark the party starts. Everything is fine until one of the youths wants to get beer and comes back with a blood-covered and smashed face. They don’t know what happened but need to find help. As they discover that their car has a flat tire and their phones don’t work, they seek shelter in a nearby farmhouse. But that’s just where they were supposed to go. In a nerveracking countdown one after another gets killed by their dangerous haunters…”

Independent Zombie Flick "Infected" Trailer and Sales Art.

Dread Central got the exclusive on an indie zombie film called "Infected" from Glenn Ciano. Starring Michael Madsen, William Forsythe, Christy Carlson Romano, Tommy DeNucci, Johnny Cicco, Annie Worden, and Jeanine Kane.

Natural selection says that, when faced with a predatory intrusion, all organisms must evolve to survive. However, Darwin made no promises that evolution would lead to improvement...
As they’ve been doing for years, Louis and his son Andrew are first to arrive at the peaceful cottage their hunting club rents each deer season, and as the other club members arrive they begin the familiar, relaxing task of setting up the cabin. Deep in the woods, cut off from civilization, they spend a long weekend cleaning, rekindling old friendships, and hunting.
Kelly, the cabin’s caretaker, arrives heavy with news that her grandmother is ill. When grandma disappears in the woods, it is quickly apparent that she is not sick from any ordinary virus.
Reports of hysteria and brutality in rural wooded areas throughout New England. The source of the violence is unknown, and almost universally unprovoked. Normally sane men and women, young and old, have begun committing unimaginably horrific acts...humanity is sick.
As infection spreads inexplicably through the hunting club, one by one, decisions have to be made, and old friends abandoned. You see, all creatures must either evolve to meet new threats, to protect themselves from the predators at the door...or face extinction
We all know zombies don’t exist in the real world. The dead don’t rise from their graves, don’t stalk the earth impelled by a witch doctor’s curse. But what if, in the real world, zombies weren’t dead? What if instead what we recognize as zombies were simply unfortunate human beings infected with the very really parasites that exist on nearly every inch of the earth, and deep within each of us.
Turned into singularly driven creatures who’s need for energy more closely resembles an addiction than a hunger.
What if at their core these creatures were still people, who understood the atrociousness of the unnatural acts they committed but were unable to stop.
This is a reality Andrew and his father could not have possibly imagined when their hunting trip began a few days earlier. This is the terror that faces nine friends, as one by one, they are forced to experience the monstrosity of the… Infected!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Details For "Apparition"

When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly and Ben discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural, Patrick, but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force.
The Apparition, which is being produced by Dark Castle Entertainment and Alcon Entertainment is written and directed by Todd Lincoln, and it will be distributed to theatres by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 9, 2011.
"Apparition" has a hot young cast and should be great candy cinema if all else is a bust. I am sure the film will be a great ghost story. Here is the cast.

Sebastian Stan                                                                                Ashley Greene

Tom Felton                                                                                           Julianna Guill

"Hypothermia" Teaser Trailer Shown At Cannes Festival

  Agroup of ice fisherman attacked by some sort of creature that they pull up from beneath the ice.

"Dark Shadows" Details Emerge

DARK SHADOWS is being filmed entirely in England, both at Pinewood Studios and on location. Here’s the synopsis:
"In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.
Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.
Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins, (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis (Jackie Earle Haley) and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters (Bella Heathcote)."
Warner Bros. releases DARK SHADOWS May 11, 2012.

Based on the cult classic tv soap opera styled series

Paul Is Undead Press Release

From the Press Release
Los Angeles-based entertainment venture Sham Productions has acquired the film rights to author Alan Goldsher's acclaimed Beatles/zombie remix novel, Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion. Sham President Barry M. Greenberg will produce Goldsher's screen adaptation, with Goldsher attached as co-producer.
Published to rave reviews in June of 2010 by Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, Paul Is Undead follows "the story of the zombified Fab Four from their early days shuffling through the foul sewers of Liverpool to the infamous Shea Stadium riot that almost destroyed New York to the breakup that turned Abbey Road Studios into rubble."
Of his screenplay Goldsher says, "It's loyal to the book's oral history vibe. The film will be done mocumentary-style; I envision a big budget Behind The Music. You've got Mick Jagger as a zombie hunter, you've got Ringo Starr as a Ninja, and you've got John Lennon eating all the brains you can shake a guitar at, so I figure some lucky director will have a blast with this."
Greenberg notes, "We're thrilled to have Paul Is Undead as one of our first properties. Alan's screenplay is original, hilarious, and, above all, really gross. Folks will be talking about the Sgt. Pepper bloodbath for years."
The brainchild of veteran producer Barry M. Greenberg, Sham Production's goal is threefold: to entertain, to tell stories, and to get stuff made. Sham's productions, be they for film, television, or the Interweb, will be intelligent and accessible. And Sham intends to partner with the coolest of the cool, be it a writer, an actor, a director, or a fellow production company.

Trailer For "The River" ABC's Paranormal Series

The River is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Paul Blackthorne and Paulina Gaitan among many others.
Synopsis: “The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing deep in the Amazon, his family, friends and crew set out on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him.”

"Jesus Hates Zombies"

Eric Balfour of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and Skyline notoriety will take on the roll as director for the film "Jesus Hates Zombies" which will be a live action movie adaptation of Stephan Lindsay's comic.

"In a not so distant future, zombies have overrun the earth. Fearing for the future of humanity, God sends his son Jesus Christ to save humanity. Upon returning, he finds that his powers are greatly diminished as they are tied to others' faith in him. So he sets out to find the last remaining faithful and rally them to his cause.

Along the way he comes across various friends including Mother Theresa, Elvis Presley, a stripper named King, and a time traveling Abraham Lincoln, who brings his own problem along. Werewolves.

-side note: Somehow I feel there should be singing and dancing! Maybe because of Jesus being in the title, it makes me think of Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat and Jesus Christ Superstar!...yeah it should have singing and dancing....

More "Oz The Great And Powerful" News

According to Variety, though, there are three witches, and the good one, Glinda, will be played by Michelle Williams. Kunis and Weisz, meanwhile, will play Glinda’s evil witch sisters. I guess this means Weisz has officially signed onto the film, which makes you wonder where that leaves Universal’s “The Bourne Legacy”, where Weisz was being sought to play the female lead.

 Glinda teams up with a snake oil salesman to be played by James Franco, a huckster who eventually becomes the Oz of the title, in order to save the populace from her evil witch sisters.

 A script by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. “Oz The Great and Powerful” will be a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”

New Trailer For "Behind The Walls" 3D

Centre of France, 1922. Suzanne, a young novelist lacking inspiration, decides to isolate herself in the countryside to write her new book. As Suzanne discovers a sealed-up room in the basement of her house, she starts writing oddly easily. Visions and nightmares soon strike her while the villagers grow worried as several little girls mysteriously disappear...

More on This Here!

Now there is a new International Trailor for the 3D Thriller to feast on and hopefully there will be more to come from this Julien Lacombe and Pascal Sid film.

trailer source (Dread Central) 

'Yellow Brick Road" Debuts One Sheet And AMC Theatres Releases Showing Schedule

In the fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, NH abandoned their homes and walked up an ancient trail, never to be seen alive again. Their fates have remained a mystery for over 70 years, until a team of researchers discover the trailhead and attempt to track the path the doomed citizens of Friar took.

 YellowBrickRoad will be in theatres on June 1st, 2011.

  • Southlake Pavilion, Atlanta, GA

  • Barton Creek, Austin, TX

  • White Marsh, Baltimore, MD

  • Boston Common, Boston, MA

  • Concord Mills, NC

  • Crestwood, Chicago, IL

  • Barrington, Chicago, IL

  • Newport Levee, Newport, KY

  • Easton Town Ctr, Columbus, OH

  • Grapevine Mills, Dallas, TX

  • Westminster Prom., Denver, CO

  • Fairlane, Detroit, MI

  • Studio 30, Houston, TX

  • Orange Park, FL

  • Ind. Commons, Independence, MO

  • AMC 30 Block, West Orange, CA

  • Univ. Citywalk, Los Angeles, CA

  • Sunset Place, Miami, FL

  • Rosedale, Roseville, MN

  • Elmwood Palace, New Orleans, LA

  • Empire, New York, NY

  • Clifton Commons, Clifton, NJ

  • Quail Springs Mall, OK City, OK

  • Universal Cineplex, Orlando, FL

  • Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill, NJ

  • Westgate, Phoenix, AZ

  • Waterfront, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Showplace, Rockford, IL

  • Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

  • Mercado, San Jose, CA

  • Metreon, San Francisco, CA

  • Pacific Place, Seattle, WA

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    Israeli Horror "Rabies" Is Coming To America

    Image Entertainment has snapped up U.S. rights to Israeli horror film Rabies from XYZ Films. and Mongrel Media has nabbed Canadian right.

    A psychotic serial killer on the loose in the woods crosses paths with a group of unsuspecting teenagers. Soon people are dying one by one… but the bad guy isn't who you think. Turning genre conventions on their head with a smart script and plenty of unexpected scares, Rabies is a surprising debut worthy of its mantle as Israel's first-ever slasher horror film. 

    Kalevet website here.

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    New "Grabbers" Sales Art Appears

    An idyllic remote Irish fishing village is invaded by enormous tentacled creatures from the sea who are picking off the villagers one at a time. The inhabitants learn that the one thing the creatures don't like is alcohol, it makes people taste horrible, so they realize that in order to stay alive, they're going to have to get as drunk as possible.

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    "Deadly Descent: The Legend Of The Abominable Snowman" Trailer

    In 1992 Glacier Peak, Washington a small group of back country skiiers climb Glacier Peak, one of most remote mountains in the Cascade Range. Lead by Jake Tanner, a group is somewhere high up on the mountain where they disappear and are never seen again.
    Present Day - Glacier Peak. A helicopter soars over the snowy peak. In the rear cabin is a U.S. Special Forces member fresh off a long tour in Afghanistan: Brian Tanner. Brian is Jake's son who is now going to find out what really happened to his father. As he flies in, we see he is checking his gear; a satellite phone, automatic weapon, clips and a number of grenades- he is preparing for battle. After being dropped off on the peak, he skis on the edge of disaster- just ahead of an avalanche, but he is not fast enough to outrun it. It catches him and takes him over a cliff in a massive white wave of ice, snow and destruction... It appears that Brian is gone... no one could've survived.
    Lead by Brian’s sister Nina, she is joined by a team of world class skiing and boarding experts who are going by helicopter in for a rescue mission to find her brother. With a storm moving in, they have just 24 hours to find him and reach the rendezvous point or they'll trapped on the mountain facing certain death.
    After combating a raging blizzard, the team finds Nina's brother on the mountain- alive! But now the group learns the truth about the legend of Glacier Peak. They will now have to battle their way down the mountain, skiing and boarding on the edge of disaster- avoiding massive avalanches and hopefully getting to the helicopter before they are all left for dead.

    Deadly Descent: The Legend of the Abominable Snowman will most likely attack on Syfy or Chiller  in the months to come.

    Sunday, May 15, 2011

    NBC putting the 'Grimm' back in crime fighting

    Remember the fairy tales your parents used to tell you before bedtime? Well, those weren't stories, they were warnings.
    Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) thought he was ready for the grim reality of working homicide in Portland, Oregon. That is, until he started to see things...things he couldn't quite explain. Like a gorgeous woman suddenly transforming into a hideous hag or an average Joe turning into a vicious troll. Then, after a panicked visit from his only living relative, Nick discovers the truth about his visions: He's not like everyone else; he's a descendant of an elite group of hunters known as "Grimms" who are charged with stopping the proliferation of supernatural creatures in the world. And so begins his new life journey - albeit a reluctant one at first - as he solves crimes with his partner who knows something about Nick has radically changed but can't quite put his finger on it. Along the way, Nick finds himself unexpectedly getting help on some of the more difficult cases from Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), a guy who seems normal at first but is soon revealed to be what you might call a "big bad wolf." Literally!
    While the Brothers Grimm wrote fairy tales that children have adored for generations, imagine if the villains were real and Nick was the only one who could stop them.
    From executive producers David Greenwalt ("Angel", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Jim Kouf ("Angel", National Treasure) comes a new world of police work where all cases have a storybook connection...but not always happily ever after. "Grimm" also stars Russell Hornsby as Lt. Hank Griffin, Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton, Sasha Roiz as Captain Renard, and Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu.


    New One Sheet For "The Locals"

    Set in 1987, and told through the lens of two VHS camcorders,“The Locals” is a ferocious and merciless tale of the devastation of a group of young filmmakers who venture into the central California wilderness to film a shot on video slasher movie and soon find themselves systematically crippled, butchered and devoured by a family of feral cannibals who live in the woods nearby.

    Shorts: A Collection Of Short Stories, Poetry, And Essays By Jason Daniel Kowalczky

    My photography is being featured as a jacket cover for an independent authors collection of writings. I am glad that my images are speaking to people. I have always been a great admirer of photography, especially black and white stuff  ever since I saw my first Ansel Adams as a child in grade school. So I am sharing this with everyone to both boast my own work as well as the work of a great independent writer . So here is the book ....
    Jason Daniel Kowalczyk has authored several books, as well as created the project for charity, Serendipity. He has also co-written "The Lighthouse" with Liliana West, as well as "11:59" with William P. Pierson. This is a collection of short stories, poems, and Essays that were once scattered, now brought back together in one collection. Front and rear cover photos were provided by Rickey Russell. Buy it here!


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