Thursday, January 26, 2012

“Demon In The Mist” Update

So I have managed to get halfway through Chapter 8 of "Demon In The Mist". The story has evolved in to much more than a horror has become a saga of shamanism, demons and a clan called ghost walkers all forced into the world of man....
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“Monster Brawl” Trailer

Whether you like cult films, horror, b- movies , etc this is a film for the masses. “Monster Brawl” will appeal to everyone I believe – even the little kiddies….
Coming to DVD on June 12, 2012!
Set in the tradition of a Pay-Per-View main event, comes a grotesque and hilarious fight to the death featuring a cast of eight classic combatants in all. Along with their colorful managers, these Monsters compete in visceral bloody combat in the ring to determine the most powerful monster of all time. Monster Brawl stars comedian Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall, Bugs Life, Despicable Me), wrestling icons Jimmy Hart - The Mouth of the South, Kevin Nash, revered MMA referee Herb Dean, Robert Maillet (300, Sherlock Holmes, The Immortals), Art Hindle (Porky's, Black Christmas) and the voice of horror legend and Call of Duty narrator Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Terminator). Monster Brawl is sure to be a cult classic in the making!

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“Episode 50” Trailer

Coming out on DVD April 17th this is a reality / found footage supernatural film. It seems like their last case will really be their “last case”!
Focuses on two television crews of paranormal experts: one team of skeptics looking to de-bunk myths about ghosts and another consisting of believers looking to prove their existence. Teaming up for the first time for a special episode, the crews get more then they bargained for when they actually make contact with a spirit of tremendous power and must ban together to stop it before it destroys them all.

New “Iron Sky” Trailer

Prepare for an invasion from mutherfucking Nazi’s!
In 1945 the Nazis went to the Moon. In 2018 they are coming back.

Check out the trailer for “Rage: Midsummer’s Eve”

The Director, Ms. Ricks said: “I am proud to work with professionals of this level to bring this story alive. Rage – Midsummer’s Eve is a film honoring all the great horror features I have seen in my childhood: Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th are all films that I have grown up with and which I secretly watched way before I was supposed to see them. This film is a tribute to all of those films. Originally a pagan holiday Midsummer’s Eve is a huge thing especially in the Nordic countries. To add together a Midsummer’s Festive with its White Nights when the sun never sets, the spells people do at that time of the year and a group of American, English and Finnish people spending their Midsummer’s Eve in one of the most mystical places in the world, the Arctic Circle in Lapland, to me makes a perfect setting for a horror film.”

“Groundhogs Day” meets “Sixth Sense” in “Restless” plot…

This supernatural thriller with a horror edge tells the story of an average man somehow living out the same day over and over again, which inadvertently ends up with the same result…murder! Complete with intrigue, suspense and a surprise twist ending...
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My Review Of “Grave Encounters”

Grave Encounters PosterWhen I first sat down to watch this film I was expecting some cheesy knock off with a lazy set up and flimsy story. What I got was a surprisingly intense and well played ghost story with more nightmarish situations than what I got out of “Paranormal Activity”. This to me was a far better found footage story than any other I had seen in a while.

The story starts with skeptical asses taking advantage of the paranormal community by cashing in on the lasted crave for ghost hunting. I started out not liking the characters as they went about practically mocking the whole paranormal genre. Then when the story slowly progresses from jaded media whores straight into awareness of supernatural presence this film just brings you into a nervous posture completely focused on the scene.

The whole thing kept me on edge wondering what to expect. When the deep rumbling sounds took over the shot you knew something was about to happen and then bam. I had more moments were I actually jumped while watching this film than I have had in any other ghost story in a long while.

The actual acting flips back and forth on credibility but for the most part the characters were played with truth and believability. They gave completely to the emotion of the story and made you feel their terror. For me that says a lot about a film. If you relate and belief that actor is the part then you believe the story. This film does that for me.  The special effects where top notch. From the hair being pulled away to the evil spirits clinging to the wall were killer. The entity presence visible shots were really intense and dark. Great attention to the special effects were taken serious in this film.

The whole story leading from the point of entering the building down the spiral to insanity and into the bowls of psychiatric hell was fluid and cohesive completely. I found no real wholes in the story or the back story. This is truly a much better paranormal film compared to several others that fought for recognition lately. I totally intend to add this to my collection and enjoy it over and over.

Lance Preston and the crew of "Grave Encounters", a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted - it is alive - and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth maze of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients. They soon begin to question their own sanity, slipping deeper and deeper into the depths of madness, ultimately discovering the truth behind the hospital's dark past...and taping what turns out to be their final episode.

Full Trailer For “Thale” online

Second poster and full trailer for Norwegian folklore film “Thale” about a woodland deity that seduces men.
The huldra is “a seductive forest spirit who appears from the front to be a beautiful young woman but who also has a cow’s tale and whose back appears to be like a hollowed out tree, the huldra has been known to offer rewards to those who satisfy them sexually and death to those who fail to do so. They are also prone to stealing human babies.”

Check out two new images from “The Lords Of Salem”

The first has a black haired woman lying in a copper tube with a joint…the second is of Michael Barryman….
The Lords of Salem Synopsis:
Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at a local radio station and, together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster), forms part of the "Big H Radio Team".
A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, "a gift from the Lords". She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords' record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.
Later Whitey plays the Lords' record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners.
The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H Team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they're expecting: The original Lords of Salem are returning, and they're out for Blood.

“Outcast” On DVD February

A film that I am super excited about comes out on DVD February 21st this year. It is “Outcast” directed by Colm McCarthy and is coming to us courtesy of Bloody Disgusting Selects….
When Mary (Kate Dickie) and her teenage son, Fergal (Niall Bruton), move to yet another new home, it soon becomes clear they live their lives on the run, hiding from someone or something, terrified of being found.
Trying to make new friends or connections wherever they go, Fergal finds himself caught between the affections of his beautiful and feisty neighbor Petronella (Hannah Stanbridge), and his fiercely protective mother, who will stop at nothing to protect her precious son.
Mary has strict rules that govern Fergal’s life without which chaos and terror threaten to ensue.
Their hunter is Cathal (James Nesbitt), a dangerous and terrifying man, intent on tracking down and killing Mary and Fergal. What’s more, he is using a dark form of magic to find them. Mary’s only defense is to use the same ancient form of magic in order to protect her son.
But how long will it be before Cathal manages to outsmart her? When local residents begin to be brutally murdered by an unknown life force, the sense of fear escalates. Is Cathal the beast responsible for the killings? Or is it the beast that he is trying to destroy?

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Promo Scene From “Crazy Fat Ethel 2012”

In this first promo scene from Brian Dorton and reel EPIC entertainment’s “Crazy Fat Ethel” we get to experience the awesome determination of Ethel set against the massively powerful lungs of a terrified victim….
This is the remake to the 1975 cult film favorite "Criminally Insane" which was directed by Nick Phillips and starred Priscilla Alden.
After years in a mental institution, Ethel is taken in by her aunt. Many people including the head nurse of the institution and a local detective believe letting Ethel leave that hospital was a HUGE mistake.

“FDR American Badass” Trailer

Probably one of the most iconic movie casts ever join together to bring together one of the funniest and thoroughly enjoyable horror/comedies this decade.

Barry Bostwick plays FDR .Merlin plays Hitler in FDR:American Badass!, alongside genre vets Lin Shaye (as Eleanor Roosevelt), Ray Wise (as MacArthur), William Mapother (Lost),  Keri Lynn Pratt (Smallville), Deon Richmond (Hatchet), and, according to IMBd, Kevin Sorbo as Abraham Lincoln.
FDR is bitten by werewolf sent from Nazi Germany which gives him polio. Then they discovery that it is part of a plot by a whole Nazi werewolf army. The American army go kick some Nazi wolf ass with verbal and visual hilarity.

The Demon in “Demon In The Mist”

My demon in the novel “Demon In The Mist” is based on the old Cherokee legends of ‘Kalona Ayeliski similar to ancient eastern European and Hindi vampiric myths it is known as the Raven Mocker…here is the legend and chant used to ward it off…

Kalona Ayeliski. Think of it as the “Angel of Death”. Because of this, the point man in a Cherokee attack was designated the Kalona. It's also known as the Raven Mocker (imitator), the worst of all evil spirits. Though it is sometimes referred to as a witch, that is a European term. The Cherokee call evil spirits that torment the sick Sunnayi Edahi, "the Night Goer." The Night Goers cannot be seen except by certain medicine men. Then they may look like a person, or take the form of an animal. They come to the house at night when a person is sick, stomp on the roof, beat the side of the house, knock him out of bed, and drag him on the floor. They try to hasten death. They want the sick person to die faster and not use up any of his life span so that they can take his unused lifetime and add it to their own.

The most feared is the Kalona Ayeliski that makes the sound of a diving raven when it arrives. All other evil spirits flee when it shows up. It steals the heart of the sick person without leaving a mark and eats it. This adds the number of years to it’s own life. The Kalona is usually invisible. Imagine how terrifying to already be deathly sick and have to worry about all this! The family will summon a medicine man to keep watch and hold it away until the person recovers. It the person dies, the medicine man will keep watch until the person is buried. After burial the heart cannot be taken.
The medicine man drives a sharpened stick into the ground at each corner of the house. Then, about noontime he gets ready the Tsâl-agayû'nlï or "Old Tobacco", with which he fills his pipe, repeating the chant below. He then wraps the pipe in a black cloth. This sacred tobacco is smoked only for this purpose. He then goes out into the forest, and returns just before dark, about which time the sprit will arrive. Lighting his pipe, he goes slowly around the house, puffing the smoke in the direction of every trail by which the sprit might approach. He then goes into the house to wait. When the spirit arrives, the sharpened stick on that side of the house shoots up into the air and comes down like an arrow upon his head. This causes the sprit to die within seven days. Family and friends check near and far for someone who dies within that time, knowing they were the Night Goer.

The chant below against this spirit is from the book of a Cherokee Medicine man named Ayû'ninïs, collected and published in 1891. He calls upon two spirits to help him fight the evil one. They are the Red Man and the Purple Man. Red Man is the spirit of power, triumph, and success. Purple Man brings trouble, vexation and defeat.

Sgë! Uhyûntsâ'yï galûnlti'tla tsûltâ'histï, Hïsgaya Gigage'ï, usïnu'lï di'tsakûnï' denatlûnhi'sani'ga, Uy-igawa'stï duda'ntï. Nûnnâ'hï tatuna'watï. Usïnu'lï duda'ntâ dani'yûnstanilï'.
Sgë! Uhyûntlâ'yï galûnlti'tla tsûltâ'histï, Hïsga'ya Të'halu, hinaw?sü'?ki. Ha-usïnu'lï nâ'gwa di'tsakûnï' denatlûnhisani'ga uy-igawa'stï duda'ntï. Nûnnâ'hï tätuna'wätï. Usïnu'lï duda'ntâ dani'galïstanï'.

Listen! In the Frigid Land you repose, O Red Man, quickly we two have prepared your arrows for the soul of the Imprecator. He has them lying along the path. Quickly we two will take his soul as we go along.
Listen! In the Frigid Land you repose, O Purple Man, Quickly now we two have prepared your arrows for the soul of the Imprecator. He has them lying along the path. Quickly we two will cut his soul in two.

“Memory Lane” Trailer

A 300 u.s. dollar budget film that is comparable to any indie film of a substantially higher ticket.
From Left Films this UK flick is driven with energy emotion and serious melodrama over laid with supernatural amount of “what if”.
After the mysterious death of his girlfriend, Nick attempts suicide but is brought back to life. He discovers he can time travel in the moments between life and death so to find his girlfriend's killer, he just needs to keep killing himself... over and over and over again.

“The Raven” Spreading it’s terror on April 27th 2012

Previously slated for release on March 9th “The Raven” has now been pushed back to April 27th 2012.
Check out the new poster for the film ….
Also if your in the Philadelphia area anytime and what to kill about 35 minutes go to the Edgar Allan Poe museum were he wrote The Raven. It is a cool little run through the house where he penned the macabre tale…I visited in 1996 when I was in Phillie and it was a great little stop.
check out the link here for museum details
“In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans, Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who’s using Poe’s own works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin), the film also stars Alice Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Faster). When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdere …”

“Slime City Massacre” Screening in Tampa, FL

If you haven’t seen the any of the new modern classic cult films yet such as “Chillerama, Dear God No, or The Theatre Bizarre” you have yet another chance to see them as well “Slime City Massacre” which will be showing at :
TAMPA PITCHER SHOW THEATER 14416 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL  (813) 963-0578
It all begins THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2012
Hosting this top-notch "Wild Bunch" of cult movies is the "King of the B-Movies" himself, JOEL D. WYNKOOP - with a SPECIAL APPEARANCE by BART BOYLE, the "Cult Movie Curmudgeon"!  Prizes!  Trivia! Bonus Short Films!  A midnight-movie style atmosphere!  It's a CULT MOVIE LOVER'S DREAM-COME-TRUE! Don't miss ANY of the BIG CULT MOVIES during the series, which begins its months-long run in February and revs on into March + beyond!  Keep checking back to CULT MOVIE MANIA for the complete schedule, pricing information, time/day/date updates, and new movie additions!  Tickets must be purchased at box office the evening of screening.  Here's the line-up!

7 years after a dirty bomb wipes out NYC's financial district, the US has invaded Canada. An army deserter named Cory and his girlfriend Alexa flee to the ruins of "Slime City" . They discover the elixir and yogurt from the first film (Slime City), and are transformed into murderous Slime Heads. Meanwhile, a greedy developer hires a team of mercenaries to wipe out the homeless population.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

“Childish Games” New Poster and Trailer w/Subs

Daniel receives an unexpected, and unwanted, visit from a friend who he hasn’t seen since his childhood. His friend is obsessed with his daughter and insists that Daniel has to meet her. Daniel does his best to get rid of him and tries to forget the incident. That same night his friend commits suicide.

Laura, Daniel’s wife, suggests they go to his friend’s funeral. There they meet his daughter, a little girl, barely seven years old, who since the death of her father has been taken into foster care. Laura convinces all parties that the best thing is for the little girl to go and stay with them.

But the little girl’s presence in the house starts to have an adverse effect on the couple when fears and memories which Daniel thought he had long since buried start to come creeping back inside his head. The same obsessions and fears that took the life of his friend start to take control of Daniel. A growing sense of isolation engulfs Daniel in the house, which until the arrival of the little girl, he had thought belonged to him.
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“Inner Demon” To Begin Filming Jan. 30th 2012

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In 2009, indie horror filmmaker, Ursula Dabrowsky, completed the first installment of her Demon Trilogy, the psychological horror film, Family Demons.

Teenager Sam Durelle and her younger sister are home alone when a knock at the door leads Sam down the road to terror. Abducted by a serial killer couple, Sam manages to escape and find refuge in a desolate farmhouse, only to discover it is home to a malevolent spirit.
Trapped in the house, Sam is propelled into a struggle for survival, one that will push her to the limits not only physically and emotionally, but spiritually.
Influenced by horror films dubbed the "New French Extremity", Inner Demon aims to be in the vein of thriller/horror standouts High Tension, Buried and Enter the Void. It is a horror film that starts off as an abduction thriller, and then finishes up as a supernatural revenge film.
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“Scary Tales” Anthology

Scary Tales is an anthology, the fourth movie in the career of filmmaker, Geno McGahee. This is an X Posse Production.
An anthology, featuring four tales, each with shocks and surprises. In the vein of CREEPSHOW and TALES FROM THE CRYPT, SCARY TALES features distinct tales with great performances by the many talented actors and actresses involved. New additions to the X Posse Crew included a new musician (Greg Kozlowski) doing the score and a CGI expert (Chris Dias) adding a new element to the production and bringing some of the monstrosities to life in a way that will please the audience. SCARY TALES also features the music of Shadowside and The Putrid Flowers. With axe murderers, zombies, cannibals, demons, werewolves, and the devil himself, SCARY TALES brings a little bit of everything, with an estimated release date of mid 2012.
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“The Caretaker” Trailer

This vampire film takes the glam back out of the damned. It goes back to the root belief of the vampire monster that is vicious and uncompromising. Basically putting the horror back into the undead!

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As a wave of vampirism sweeps the world, Annie and Guy, who have taken a road trip in a last-ditch attempt to save their relationship, find themselves part of a discordant group holed up in a decrepit country mansion. In an uneasy pact, the group agrees to protect vampire Ford Grainger during daylight hours. In return, he guarantees their safety from marauding vampires at night. Manipulation, deceit and betrayal within the group threaten the fragile agreement, leading to a terrifying and heart-rending showdown.”

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“Visible Scars” Trailer

A girl going through one of those life moments that Lifetime is always presenting us with is ambushed on a getaway into the wilderness by nightmares and her own psychosis…

Check out the trailer of “Visible Scars” directed and written by Richard Turke; starring Tom Sizemore, Jillian Murray, Hannah Hall and Deja Kruetzburg.
“Seventeen years ago, MIKE GILLIS killed a new mother of twin girls and took the babies to a house in the woods, claiming them as his own to appease his wife’s desire for kids. After Mike committed multiple murders over seven years to “protect” the growing girls locked in the basement, even finally killing his wife, one day a fire in the house causes it to collapse on Mike and the twins. In present day, STACY WALKER flees to her uncle’s old secluded cabin in those same woods to escape her abusive boyfriend. Once there, her head begins to clear and she feels free to be with her thoughts. That first night she is haunted by the ghosts of the little girls crying for their mother. Meanwhile, DETECTIVE BLACK is investigating the 17-year-old case of the twins’ disappearance and their mother’s murder. The cold trail suddenly turns warm when the case leads to the same secluded mountainous region where Stacy has escaped. As Stacy is beginning to figure out her life, as well as trying to unravel the mystery of her visions, Stacy’s friends, unaware of her abused past, bring her boyfriend up to see her. Stacy is on the brink of insanity as the twin ghosts keep reappearing. As Black gets closer to the truth, Stacy finds herself in the middle of a murder spree.”


“Fangs Of War”

Someone had to of asked the questions “what do you get when you cross Bram Stoker with WWII Nazi Germany” because the answer is here!…Check out this cool poster for “Fangs Of War”. A killer re vision of Bram Stoker’s Dracula!
The Year Is 1944
The Nazi Supernatural Division has taken Castle Dracula and set up a secret lab there with one purpose and one purpose only: unlock the secret behind the legendary Count Dracula’s immortality.
The Allies however aren’t blind to the Nazi’s ambition, thanks to their man behind enemy lines, OSS agent RM Renfield. But when Renfeld goes dark in Transylvania, it’s up to Lieutenant Jonathan Harker to bring him back, along with the vital “intel” discovered at Castle Dracula.
Begrudgingly, Harker accepts the mission and travels with Dr. John Seward to Romania, where they meet up with members of Harker’s old covert ops team: Texas sharpshooter Quincey Morris and the beautiful and brainy Anna Van Helsing.
Together they plan a daring assault on Castle Dracula, but there’s more than just Nazis waiting for them behind the castle walls. Dracula himself and his blood-lusting Brides have a plan of their own, and they will stop at nothing to see it come to fruition. It will take every ounce of strength and every shred of ingenuity that Harker and his team possess if they’re to survive the night and stop both the Nazis and Dracula from reaching their goals…

A Work In Progress “Demon In The Mist” Report

I managed to stay away from the computer for the entire weekend and focus on my writing. I spent most of my waking time starring at the small screen and weaving my story about a demon unleashed in the mountains of Southeastern Kentucky and the small group of souls fighting for survival with the help of ancient shamanism.
I have managed to get six and a half chapters complete and currently working of the middle of the story tying in the two mico stories into one larger. So far I like what I have done so far and the characters are growing on me. I am finding it is very hard to kill someone you have created this life for even in fiction. On the plus though seeing the characters story completed is so rewarding.


Bringing the supernatural to the natural disaster!…
Currently in pre-production and starring Danny Trejo and MC Gainey.
When an earthquake opens a time capsule, the spirits of five vengeful ghosts are unleashed and it takes the ultimate sacrifice to make them disappear for good.

“The Hidden 3D” Promo Shows why some places are better left alone!

Screened in Berlin back in 2011 this horror combines everything terrifying about a building possessed by cruelty and perversion and forces it upon everything Catholically holy until we are left with nightmares of the demented kept hidden. It takes all that visionary horror and throws it at us in 3D.

Watch the promo for trailer for “The Hidden 3D”
When Brian Karter’s mother dies, he is surprised to learn that he has inherited The Sanctuary, home to her controversial experimental addiction treatment center. During a tour of the decrepit building with his friends and a mysterious associate of his mother, it becomes clear that something sinister lies beneath the surface. Despite their misgivings, the group follows a secret passageway underground and comes to a terrible realization: Brian’s mother built a revolutionary machine that cured people of their addictions but, as a side effect, caused those addictions to materialize in the form of mutant children hungry for human flesh, now living in the bowels of the abandoned building. With the mutant children hunting the group as prey, Brian and his friends fight to stay alive against the inconceivable, and soon realize that some things are better left hidden.

From Entertainment One….


Currently in production from Entertainment One this horror stars Brendan Fehr, Brendan Fletcher, Katherine Isabelle and is directed by Lowell Dean.
Six ambitious forensic undergrads are pitted against one another on a scientific expedition to a remote island, vying to win an esteemed trainee position with the FBI. Unbeknownst to them, the site was formerly used as an illegal biological testing ground for life-term criminals who were then left for dead. The arrival of the students disturbs the resting place, unleashing a pack of zombie criminal convicts who systematically hunt them down, one by one.


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