Saturday, January 26, 2013

Check Out The Trailer For “You’re Dead”

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“You’re Dead” is Seek Pictures and GoldenTiger Productions grindhouse with a horror twist. The film is directed by Jay Spence and stars Ali Lukowski, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Sam Lukowski, Paul Wiedecker, Daniel Ross, Shalon Degado, Paul Sieber and Brian Chenworth. It follows two sisters who take a wrong turn and find themselves in a strange, forgotten town not found on any map. When the sisters discover the town's true dark nature, they become targets, fighting for their souls against an evil that will never let them leave. Check out the trailer below.

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Promo Poster Released For Acid Bath’s “Mystery Meat”

mystery meatAcid Bath Productions has issued the promo poster for their next feature film titled “Mystery Meat”. The movie written and directed by James Balsamo is a horror/comedy about a space creature that lays its eggs in a meatball factory and the soon-to-sprout spawn are dipped in batter and shipped out cross-country. Fast food heat lamps will bring the little monsters to life and they are hungry! Also check out the cool promo stills of model/actresses Tracy Wayne Gacy and Nicoletta Ringwalker. The film is scheduled to release in July 2013 worldwide.

They came from outer space to eat your face!  You're the tasty treat in Mystery Meat!

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Tracy Wayne Gacy
Nicoletta Ringwalker

Second Trailer Released For “The Taking”

The TakingThe Taking” is a horror film that boasts a cinematic experience of light and sound and promises the discovery of art from a horrific perspective through dual tales and imagery that is shocking and grisly. The second trailer has been released for the Indie film directed by The BAPartists. It stars John Halas, Alana Jackler, Lynnette Gaza, Gordon Price, Olivia Szego, Frank Bliss, Linda Kennedy, Lynn Mastio Rice and Nick Hanson.

The experience begins with Carl who seeks to murder his best friend and adulterous fiancĂ©. Unexpectedly, he awakens in a wooded wasteland. He has no idea as to where he is or how he got there. A sinister family now holds him captive along with another victim named Jade. They’re subjected to arcane rituals and are left tied to a tree for several days.

When Carl looks back on their grisly experience in the forest, he comes to the realization that they’re not just in the woods; rather, they are in a place where people go to fight the vices living inside of them. The losing of this fight is something far worse than death; it’s the utter damnation of one’s very soul.

Check Out The Trailer For “616: Paranormal Incident”

616 Paranormal Incident“616: Paranormal Incident” comes out on home video and Redbox February 5th 2013. The film is directed by David Chirchirillo and stars Trent Haaga, Tom Downey, Josef B Cannon, Vai Au-Harehoe and Adrian Kirk. Check out the trailer below.

When Special Agent Watts and his investigation unit are called to the derelict Woodburrow Prison, he thinks it’s business as usual. But there’s nothing usual about Woodburrow. A mysterious woman is found attempting to flee the scene, and things begin to spiral out of control as an evil force picks the team off one by one. Soon Agent Watts is left alone to face what might be the world’s most powerful evil… The Devil.

Latest Riddick Image Has Vaako On The Edge

Vin Diesel has released yet another still from the forthcoming “Riddick” film. In the image you can see that Riddick as always is in control as Vaako Stands at the Edge of Riddick’s blade. Also in the film with Vin Diesel and Karl Urban are Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo  and Nolan Funk.

Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.

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Premiere Event Set For “The Devil’s Hand”

The Devil's HandThe Devil’s Hand” is an interesting Indie project that I had not heard of until today. The film comes from Eagle Road Films and has one hell of an antagonist. Directed by Jimmy Rogers and starring J. Ashley Renfroe, Bob Fitts, Mia Frost, James Walker Wallace, Mike Avallone, Jaymee Vowell and Rachel Murrell. The story follows a rising star politician who is thrust into the unknown when he is involved in a fatal accident. The tragedy forces a confrontation with Lucifer Himself. The Politician is then compelled to make a decision as old as time itself that opposes all that he stands for.

“The Devil’s Hand” has one really kick ass thing going for it and that is the hellacious full on Lucifer creature effect that quite frankly equals anything that Buffy or Angel ever had to face. The premiere is set for Wednesday 30th at The Tipping Point in Montgomery Ala. at 7:00 pm.  Below you can check out the first look footage posted to the movie’s page as well as some stills from the film. If your in the area I suggest you drop in an check out it out.

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Check Out The Trailer For “Gut Munchers”

Gut MunchersGut Munchers” is an Indie gore fest from DidYouBuryIt? Productions and directed by Jason Snellgrove. The film creates a campy but cult classic nightmare in which a stray barrel of toxic waste leaks into a stream on local hunting grounds. Soon all hell breaks loose! Radiation hit's the local redneck population, and turns them into GUT MUNCHERS! The only thing standing in the way of a regional outbreak are 4 out of luck College students, a local sheriff, and a Ragg-tag group of radio personalities! It stars Tamara Summers, Jennie Short, Robbie Raggs, Tom Stedham, Josh Carples, Jonna Scott, Amber Davis, Michael Dewey, Clay Smith and Rob Clements. The trailer reminds me of Troma Studios and Astron-6 movies which are some of my favorite Indie studios. Check out the trailer below.

The only thing standing in the way of a regional outbreak of Gut Munchers after a toxic waste spill are 4 out of luck College students, a local sheriff, and a Ragg-tag group of radio personalities! The film is currently in post-production.

The Screams And Dreams Of Indie Artist Moonlyn

MoonlynMoonlyn is an Indie artist that hails from Canada. However her sound transcends borders, demographics and genres. With musical styles that blend elements of electro-pop and goth to create a truly unique and individual style that is all Moonlyn. There are hints of Siousxie and The Banshee melded with the more recent sounds of Kerli. Her songs are a mixture of glam-pop and dark industrial. The music reminds me of a more modern sub-genre known as bubble-goth, a style that Moonlyn has no awareness of, stating to me in a recent interview that “…[She] has never heard of that term. I don't really think of defining what I do musically, I just emit whatever idea inspires me the strongest. I love music and enjoy every type of style and many find their way into my musical cauldron.” Noting that her true motus of inspiration lies with the sounds of Mozart. You can find her singles on Soundcloud and itunes. There isn’t plans as of yet for an album however Moonlyn did tell me that if she releases enough singles to warrant a compilation release then she may just do so.

Moonlyn is not only a musical artist. Her talents are much broader than one field of Inspiration can contain. She is also an Indie pop culture Icon and actress. Most recently landing a role in the coming film “You Found Me” by Lawrence W. Nelson II. The feature is based on his short film that was picked up by BlackFlag TV and is a mash-up up of torture-survival and classic slasher genre. Moonlyn will take on the role of Charlee Risen, a weekender on a trip into nature with her friends for some fresh air, hiking and female bonding- oh and blood soaked screams from nightmarish realities. I had a chance to ask the Indie artist about her role in the film.

ASouthernLife: "You Found Me", Is this your first feature film role? What attracted you to the project?
Moonlyn: No "You Found Me" is not my first feature film. I do venture into different artistic forms of expressing myself, and now and again I gravitate towards acting roles - I find it titillating. [Moonlyn has a role in 2009’s “Silent Sam”].

ASouthernLife:  You play Charlee Risen, tell me about her, what is she like?
Moonlyn: Charlee Risen is a sensuous and feminine artistic soul, those aspects do reside in me and it'll be a calming experience to step into her character.

ASouthernLife:  What is her relationship to the other characters?
moonlyn 2Moonlyn: Charlee is good friends with the rest of the girls that she joins on this weekend adventure. And as I become more familiar with the story I will learn more about the dynamics between these characters.

ASouthernLife:  What did you think after seeing the short film?
Moonlyn: Yummy! Looks like fun ;)

ASouthernLife: Are you a big horror fan?
Moonlyn: Oh definitely.

ASouthernLife:  What is your favorite horror movie? And why?
Moonlyn: Saw. I have my reasons... the main one is a secret.

ASouthernLife:  Do you have any future acting plans after "You Found Me"?
Moonlyn: I never plan too far ahead. I do enjoy working on films, they're a good way to temporarily distract my brain from music, which is good to refresh my artistic senses. If something strikes me again in the future, I'm sure I will want to get involved.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Struggle Between Friendship And Survival: My Interview With Michelle Van Deyl

you found meMichelle Van Deyl is set to battle the elements of nature and evil in Lawrence W. Nelson II’s feature film adaptation of his powerful but brief short “You Found Me”. The short film was picked up by BlackFlag TV and was well received by fans. It was also a boost to his goal of bringing the story into a larger more dynamic nightmare. The feature film is currently in the early stages of pre-production but with the cast set and story hot in the Indie community “You Found Me” should become a cult classic filled with plenty of gore and screams.

Van Deyl who may not be well known yet has been cast to play the role of Jane Wisemen in the feature film that has five friends on an excursion into nature for some hiking and female bonding only to have to fight for survival while facing unspeakable evils. Michelle Van Deyl lives in Toronto Canada and is very eager to take on this role with the jubilance of a true final girl. However only time will tale if she truly has what it takes to be just that and over come the odds to survive this nightmare. I had a chance to ask her about taking on the role of Jane Wisemen in “You Found Me”.

ASouthernLife:  You play Jane Wisemen in "You Found Me", tell me about your character in the film.

Michelle Van Deyl: Jane is an adventurous person who loves the outdoors which I can relate to because I grew up on Manitoulin Island so I was constantly surrounded by nature. She is also faced with a moral dilemma in the film where she has to make a tough choice between her life or her friends.

ASouthernLife: Is this your first feature film? Are you nervous?

Michelle Van Deyl:This is my first feature film and yes I am nervous -lol, who wouldn't be? I am also very excited about the opportunity and am going to work hard, especially practicing my screaming lol.

ASouthernLife:  What is Jane's relationship to the other characters in "You Found Me"- the "hikers"?

Michelle Van Deyl: The other characters are Jane's close friends . They are very tight and would do anything for each other. I feel like Jane has a protective nature to her friends, especially Dina and Sam. There is some tension between her and Maggie though who like Jane has a strong personality. As the film becomes more intense, conflict arise between them. They both want to lead and take charge but have different attitudes on what to do.

ASouthernLife:  What did you think after seeing the short film? After seeing the short film I love the idea of it being in the woods. The idea of being isolated and out of touch with the rest of the world adds to the horror.

Michelle Van Deyl: Are you a big horror fan? I love horror films but in moderation -lol. I scare very easily so I try to limit how often I watch one. I am not a huge fan of gory movies though,I like to keep that to the imagination. I like more thrillers.

ASouthernLife: Do you have a favorite horror film? And Why?

Michelle Van Deyl: My favorite horror film would have to be between The Shining and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. TCM I saw when I was really young at my uncles farm in the middle of nowhere and I think that was the most scared I have ever been watching a horror film. The Shining I watched for the first time when I was 20 years old and it was a different kind of scared. That movie messes with your mind. Those twins were so scary- lol
If you are as interested in this Indie project as I am then head over to the Facebook Page for “You Found Me” to keep up with the project’s status. Also on Lawrence W Nelson II’s slate is a future horror project reminiscent of the classic era of slasher movies “The Mangled”.  Plus you can always check back on my blog for updates as well as more interviews with the cast of “You Found Me”.

Adam Ahlbrandt Launches Kickstarter Page For “The Ritual”

adam alhbrandtIndie filmmaker Adam Ahlbrandt has kicked off his fund raising campaign for his fifth feature film “The Ritual”. In the promo he states that “…this film isn’t for everyone. It is a nasty movie, really gory and highly sexual…” The project’s cast and crew include Ahlbrandt as well as Kacie Marie, James Brown, Ruby LaRocca, Victor Bonacore, Jess Rajs, F Stokes and Jamie Lee. Ahlbrandt’s last project which got buzz among indie horror fan’s enough to become a cult classic was titled “Crossbearer”.

“The Ritual” follows a low level criminal who dabbles in prostitute debt enforcement and is an aspiring writer as he becomes entangled in a series of savage ritual murders.


Check Out The Teaser For “Gloom”


Check out the teaser trailer for Randy Memoli’s “Gloom”. The film is written and directed with Jason Nappi. It gives us yet another obsessive and paranoid need to fear our water supplies. I wonder if carbon filters can remove homicidal tendencies? On June 29, 2012 a bridge collapsed and caused 3 water pipes to break in Middletown, NJ. State officials feared water contamination, and demanded the whole county to boil the water and not drink the water. Not knowing the situation going on, one man drinks the water. He then goes on a psychopathic rampage and kills anyone in front of him.

‘Hot Blooded’ Reality Show Moving Along Nicely

hotbloodedFatality Films is at it again. Andrea Albin has officially signed on with reality powerhouse Authentic Entertainment to develop and produce a reality show centered on the indie-group Muscle Wolf Productions. Details behind the show are under wraps.

Muscle Wolf Productions was founded by Marv Blauvelt and features fellow genre actors Jared Degado, Paul and Jameson Barbosa, Marko Adams, Angela Denton and Jessica Cameron.
Authentic Entertainment has been behind such hits as ACE OF CAKES, TODDLERS AND TIARAS, and the hit spin off HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO. Fatality Films, Albin’s producing venture with horror legend Scott Spiegel, is currently in pre-production on several features and television projects.

Teaser Poster Released For Danny Boyle’s “Trance”

poster for Trance 2013“Trance” is a psychological action film hitting theatres in the U.K on March 27th from Danny Boyle. Still no word if there will be a U.S release yet. It stars a James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Check out the trailer below.

Fine art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy), in league with a gang led by underworld boss Franck (Cassel), plots the audacious theft of a masterpiece by Goya from a major public auction. When Simon double-crosses the gang during the robbery, Franck retaliates violently and knocks him unconscious.

In the aftermath of the heist, Simon sticks stubbornly – and perhaps shrewdly – to his claim that the violent trauma has left him with no memory of where he stashed the artwork.
Unable to coerce the painting’s location from Simon, Franck and his associates reluctantly join forces with a charismatic hypnotherapist (Dawson) in a bid to get him to talk. But as they journey deeper into Simon’s jumbled psyche the boundaries between reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur and the stakes rise faster and far more dangerously than any of the players could have anticipated.

First TV Spot For “Jack The Giant Slayer”

jack2Check out the first TV promo for “Jack The Giant Slayer”. The film is directed by Bryan Singer and stars Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Ewen Bremner, Eddie Marsan, John Kassir and Eleanor Tomlinson. It relies heavily on CGI but if ‘Once Upon A Time’ television series has taught me anything it is a mild circumstantial appreciation for CGI fantasy stuff. The fantasy flick will release in the U.S on March 1st 2013 and in the U.K on March 22nd.

Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Check Out The Trailer For Out There Sci-Fi “Upside Down”

upside downThe concept for “Upside Down” is a bit out there even for a sci-fi film with it’s dual reality mirror worlds nestled so close to one another that even romance and whimsical desire are possible. The film is directed by Juan Diego Solanas who directed “The Man Without A Head”. It stars Kirsten Dunst, Kim Sturgess,  Agnieshka Wnorowska, James Kidnie, Neil Napier and Jayne Heitmeyer. The film is yet another example that disproves the stigma that science fiction has no heart.

Kept apart from the girl he has loved his entire life; Adam must fight to reunite with Eden. But the laws of his world as well as the laws of gravity keep him from her. Adam must risk everything to access the forbidden world of affluence that exists literally above him. As he struggles to keep the authorities from discovering him while manipulating the gravitational force that physically pulls him back to his world, Adam faces insurmountable danger in hopes of finding his long-lost love.

Trailer Released For Dark Sci-Fi Short “Sleepworking”


Check out the trailer for the dark surrealist short film “Sleepworking”. The film stars Catherine MacCabe and Stephen Gregory. In the near future a young woman becomes a sleepworker: her body is programmed to do menial labour while she is asleep. However, she starts to suffer disturbing side effects and embarks upon a dangerous journey to uncover what sleepworkers are really being made to do while unconscious…

U.K Horror Film “The Inside” Gets DVD Release Date

The Inside DVD coverAlthough there is still no word on a U.S release date for Eoin Macken’s “The Inside” the DVD will be released in the U.K on March 25th 2013. The film Tereza Srbova (Sirens, Eastern Promises) alongside acclaimed Irish acting talents Emmett J. Scanlan (fan favorite Brendan Brady in Hollyoaks, Charlie Casanova), Sean Stewart (Occi, Coward), Natalia Kostrzewa (The Clinic) & Brian Fortune (Game of Thrones). Eoin Macken of course is best known for his character Sir Gwaine on ‘Merlin’.

While in a pawnshop a young man comes into possession of a second hand video camera; discovering a tape still inside he plays back the footage and witnesses a horrific series of events involving a group of teens in an undisclosed location. Using the footage as a guide he retraces the steps to where the events seemingly occurred. Deciding to investigate he discovers to his horror not only the truth of the events on the tape but comes face to face with a supernatural terror from which he may not escape....

International Poster Released For Survival/ Action Flick “The Seasoning House”

The Seasoning House Int PosterThe Indie horror film that blends elements of survival nightmare and action gore has unveiled a new International trailer. Director  Paul Hyett’s “The Seasoning House” focuses on the worlds dirty plague of human trafficking and black market sex industries. The film gives a bit of a fictional revenge to the plight of so many exploited youths around the globe and has won awards as well as being received with accolades from the festival circuit. It stars Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee and Kevin Howarth, plus many more who make up this tale of a young deaf and mute girl is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge. Check out the trailer below. We are still awaiting the release date for U.K fans.

Trailer Released For Japanese Horror “The Complex”

The Complex PosterCheck out the trailer for Japanese horror story “The Complex”. The film directed by Hideo Makata and starring Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya and Masanobu Katsumura comes out in Japan May 18th 2013. I am sure that it will find it’s way to our shores as most of Japan’s horror films do. They kick as when it comes to paranormal supernatural ghost story shit!

Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned over his well being, Asuka enters his home only to find him dead from malnutrition. Worse, it looks as if he had been trying to claw his way into her room.

Asuka learns that there have been a number of strange deaths in the complex over the years from Shinobu (Hiroki Narimiya), the handyman cleaning up the old man’s apartment. Even the girls at school whisper rumors of it being haunted. When the late night scratching returns, Asuka ventures back into her neighbor’s home and comes face to face with an apparition of the old man!

Panicked by the discovery of her apartment emptied and her family gone, Asuka seeks help from Shinobu, who brings in a spiritualist to exorcise Asuka of the evil surrounding her. However, as she delves into the girl’s predicament, the spiritualist discovers that signs points not to the old man but to a small boy living in the complex with a past as tragic as the one Asuka herself lives in denial of.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Check Out The Trailer For “Tick Tock Trick”

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Tick Tock Trick” is directed by Bronwyn Edwards and stars Ed Johnson, Bhawana Jimi, Samuel Webster, Jack Beale, Felicity Wren, Kimberly Jaraj, Lennard Sillevis and Jonny Kight. It comes from UK company Deleted Scenes Ltd.

A family and a group of goths spend the weekend at an English 17th Century manor house. The themed hosts charm the guests in the haunted setting. The guests desire for the paranormal and all things horror is satisfied as they expect the tricks and mystery that occur. Zuri from Nepal experiences a dark unseen presence. They all must make their choice when to leave as time ticks by.

New Horror Anthology Webseries Coming Late Spring

Death's Chronicles

Death’s Chronicles” is a new 20-30 minute long horror anthology webseries from David L. Powell III. The series will be three shorts presented by a host and is set to feed us Independent originals that range from horror to sci-fi to fantasy drama. Death will guide us through these tales of terror and fascination directed by David L. Powell III as well as a bevvy of Indie artists who will submit their work for showcase. The first episode will consist of 3 chilling Horror short films: Zombie Oasis, Little Cindy and Haunted Alleyway.

First Trailer Released For Dutch Flick “APP”

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Check out the first trailer for Dutch thriller “APP”. The film follows Anna (Hannah Hoekstra), a young student who gets caught up in her own virtual world. She is addicted to apps, social media and her smartphone. One day Anna discovers a mysterious new app on her phone. It has the answer to every question. Not just scientific questions, but also about her personal life and her friends. When the app starts sending her cryptic texts and codes connected to the sudden and strange deaths of people around her, it becomes evident that it is not just a handy app. The film is directed by Bobby Boersman. It will be the first  to sync a film with correlating content accessible via  phone app while in the movie theatre.

“Alpha Girls” Takes It’s Bitchin’ Romp On The Road


alpha girls promo artThe horror comedy “Alpha Girls” has one hell of a bitchin’ campaign planned for 2013. The Indie film is hitting the road. Starting Friday the 25th of January the movie will show in Washington and bringing the band Southwork behind the movie’s soundtrack with them. The film is directed by Tony Trov and Johnny Zito, stars Falon Joslyn, Beverly Rivera, Nikki Bell, Kara Zhang and Nicole Cinaglia, with cameo by adult film legend Ron Jeremy and Gangster Rapper SchoollyD. Below you will find the complete tour dates as well as the trailer for this very cool and modern genre blender. It is a total grassroots effort which often proves successful for Indie projects and one thing is for sure, this film is definitely gonna achieve cult film prominence.

Alpha Beta house is the oldest and most elite sorority in the world. Some of the most influential politicians, celebrities and scientists are Alpha Girl alumnae. After performing long hidden rituals, some of the sisters suspect that their good fortune is tainted by demonic evil. They quickly realize firsthand that the consequences of their curiosity are much more gruesome than any of them could have possibly imagined.
Hoping to make a fresh start, Morgan (Falon Joslyn) comes to a new school and the sorority she's heard about all of her life, Alpha Beta. While her initial greetings from Sorority President Veronica (Nikki Bell) are less than warm, Morgan finds her place in the new rush class amongst her future sisters and a kindred spirit in Cassidy (Beverly Rivera). However the rushes learn that Alpha Beta isn't as squeaky clean as they think and Alpha House is tainted by other worldly evil. Morgan must find a way to save herself and her friends from the oncoming darkness.

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1/25 FR: Washington DC
Old Dominion Brewhouse
1219 9th St NW,
Washington, DC 20001

1/26 ST: Richmond, VA
Movie Loft
304 E Grace St
Richmond, Va

1/28 MN: Norfolk, VA
Naro Cinema
1507 Colley Ave
Norfolk VA, 23517

1/29 TU: Chapel Hill, NC
Arts Center Live
300-G East Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510

1/31 TH: Wilmington, NC
USO Community Arts Center
120 South 2nd Street,
Wilmington, NC 28401

2/2 ST: Savannah, GA
Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah
Address TBD

2/5 TU: Atlanta, GA
Plaza Theater
1049 Ponce De Leon Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306

2/6 WD: Knoxville, TN
The Pilot Light
106 East Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

2/8 FR: Nashville, TN
Black Raven Emporium
2915 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN

2/9 ST: Louisville, KY
The Alley
1205 East Washington Street
Louisville, KY 40206

2/13 WD: Indianapolis, IN
Irving Theater
5505 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

2/14 TH: LaFayette, IN
Ant Pharm
1608 n. 13th street
Lafayette, in ,47904

2/15 FR: Chicago, IL
Adventure Stage Chicago
1012 North Noble
Chicago, Illinois 60642

2/16 ST: Fort Wayne, IN
Cinema Center
437 E Berry St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

2/18 MN: Muncie, IN
Be Here Now
505 N. Dill St
Muncie, IN 47303

2/19 TU: Cincinnati, OH
Keenan House
752 Keenan Ave
Cincinnati, OH

2/21 TH: Columbus, OH
Grand View Theater
1247 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, OH

2/23 ST: Pittsburgh, PA
Hollywood Theater
1449 Potomac Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Trailer Released For Dark Thriller “The Interview”

The InterviewThe Interview” is a documentary style nightmare that unfolds around two graduate students and lover's from UM studying Criminal Behavioral Sciences attempt to secure an interview with an active serial killer. It comes from TGL Film. Directed by Dustin Fairbanks and Carlos Nunez the movie stars Brigitte Kali Canales, Kilian Lee Suchocki, Jim Story, Anthony Feijoo, Eric Aragon and Elaina Christina. Check out the trailer for dark thriller below.

"The Interview" is a film about a young couple, Sam and Julie (late 20s) based out of Miami, Florida, working on a documentary about serial killers. Their project is titled "Sick or Sickness" as they try to create a non-biased documentary on the people who create such heinous crimes. After spending months interviewing various killers behind bars they decide to seek a real life, uncaught and still active serial killer for a confidential interview. At first they are skeptical when they are contacted by someone, but soon they discover that the person they are dealing with is indeed the real thing when they ask for proof.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

First TV Spot For Halle Barry’s “The Call”

the call poster“The Call” is a psychological thriller that stars Halle Berry as a 911 operator who faces her own nightmares trying to save a girl. The film is directed by Brad Anderson and also stars Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, and Michael Imperioli. It is due out in March of this year. Check out the first TV spot for the film below. The trailer and media so far on this movie has me at about 50/50 as far as excitement of whether or not to see it or wait for the DVD release.

When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.

Trailer Released For Supernatural Thriller “A House Is Not A Home”

“A House Is Not A Home” is a supernatural thriller directed by Christopher Ray and starring Bill Cobbs, Eddie Steeples, Richard Grieco, and Melvin Gregg. There is no release day on this horror film yet but a first trailer has been released for the paranormal flick from Deinstitutionalized Films.


Ben and Linda Williams move the family into a dream home in a last ditch effort to save their troubled marriage. Despite their good intentions, they cannot shake the feeling that they are being watched by something. Their unimaginable fears are realized when things inside the house take a supernatural and sinister turn. Ben and his family flee for their lives, but it is too late. The house isn’t finished with them, trapping the family in its labyrinth. The Williams must come together as never before to fight for their family, their lives and to escape.


Check Out The Second Trailer For “Cyclical Effect”

cyclical effectCyclical Effect” is a horror/ drama from director-producer Michael Wade Johnson Faux Pas Films. The film stars Dustin Risley, Russ Croley, Michelle Tomlinson, Shannon Sylvia, Melantha Blackthorne, Lilith Stabs, Andrea Collins, Kayla Perkins, Shauna Tackett, Bianca Barnett, Jared Sullivan and Jeff Davis. Filmed in locations from Nashville, TN; Bowling Green, Ky; Cookeviile, TN; Chicago, IL the Indie horror with a dark comedic edge follows Ian who goes through a downward spiral as he loses control of everything solid in his life. He must reinvent himself but can he find a perfect match on a dating website and get to where he needs to be before the costumed killer preys on him? Check out the second trailer below. I have also added the first for anyone who has not seen that one as well.

Check Out The Trailer For Spanish Horror “Blind Alley/El Callejon”

blind alleyBlind Alley/El Callejon” has been on the film circuit since 2011 and has been picked up by Phase 4 for U.S. distribution. Now a trailer for the Spanish horror film has been released. The movie is directed by Antonio Trashorras and stars Ana de Armas, Diego Cadavid and Leonor Varela. Check out the trailer below.

In a tiny launderette hidden down an alleyway, Rosa (De Armas) finds herself trapped, completely isolated and unable to escape the nightmarish situation of being attacked by a serial killer. At the break of dawn and after hours of anguish, immersed in the sadistic game of rat and mouse the killer has subjected her to, the young girl will discover something even more disturbing about the nature of her aggressor. 

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Promo Trailer Released For “Voices From The Grave” Anthology

voices from the graveA promo trailer has been released for low budget horror anthology that features an adaptation of Gary Brandner’s (The Howling) short story Invitation.Voices From The Grave” is a three part anthology that is directed by Richard Stoudt and Laurence C. Holloway. It stars David Nelson, Michael Hanelin, Chris Labadie, Scarlett O'Neil, Maryam Cne, Michelle Green, Bobby Shook, James Leatherman, Sean Ryan McBride, Brandon Thomas, Sarah Masters and  Corey Henderson. Check out the trailer below.

Deadly spirits, back from the grave with vengeance in mind give fuel to these tales of supernatural horror.

"Invitation" based on a short story by Gary Brandner, tells the creepy tale of Len Krager, a life loser who attends a party he'll never forget! "All Hallows' Eve" is an exercise in suspense and atmosphere set on an eventful Halloween night. Robert Mundy is bitter since the accidental death of his brother on Halloween night. This Halloween night will be different as a vengeful ghost will seek retribution. Ghostly road hazards endanger a young used car owner in the turbo-charged yarn "Re-Possessed", a spine tingling 'vehicle' for absolute fright. Jeff purchases a killer car for a killer deal......not knowing the car wants his body and soul!

Check Out The Trailer For Post Apocalyptic “Dust Of War”

dust of warDust Of War3” is a sci-fi film set in a post-apocalyptic American frontier that has completed production. It is directed by Andrew Kightlinger and stars Tony Todd, Doug Jones, Gary Graham, Steven Luke, Jordan McFadden, Bates Wilder, David Midthunder, Hank Ostendorf, Tristan Barnard, Wade Dienert, Paul Guggenheimer, Paul Cram, Jasper Morgan and Tom Carlson. “Dust of War” is described as a South Dakota flavored Mad Max, infused with the earthy textures of Dances With Wolves and the stark beauty of Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. South Dakota’s savagely beautiful landscape will serve as the perfect backdrop to a classic action-adventure picture. Check out the trailer below.

In a post-apocalyptic American frontier, a lone soldier fends off a brutal warmonger to rescue a girl fated as the savior of humanity. Our hero joins forces with a cynical veteran and a slimy thief to bring the girl to safety, encountering mysterious invaders and traveling showmen along the way.

DUST OF WAR TRAILER from Andrew Kightlinger on Vimeo.

“Chupacabra Vs The Alamo” In Post-Production

chupacabra vsEcho Bridge’s “Chupacabra Vs The Alamo” has went into post-production. The sci-fi/horror flick is directed by Terry Ingram and starring Erik Estrada, Julia Benson, Jorgito Vargas Jr., Vanesa Tomasino Rodriguez, Zak Santiago and Nicole Munoz. It is expected later this year. I found these cool production shots of the cast on Nicole Munoz’s Facebook Page.

Over the course of one night in the historical fort, an unlikely band of heroes will form a defense against an onslaught of vicious monsters.

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“Treehouse” Update

A new promo poster and detailed synopsis has been released for the horror film “Treehouse” which has just gone into production. The project is being helmed by Michael Guy Ellis and so far has J. Michael Trautmann (18 Year Old Virgin, Here Comes The Boom) attached to it. The film comes from Imagination Worldwide.


TREEHOUSE is a dark, coming-of-age thriller set in the heartland of rural America. The film follows the journeys of two teenagers, ELIZABETH and KILLIAN, whose lives intersect one cold night in an old treehouse, deep in the forest.

After the sudden disappearance of a local brother and sister, the town of Westlake is put under a curfew by local law enforcement. The annual fair is canceled, much to the annoyance of KILLIAN and CRAWFORD, two brothers attending Bayscout High. They decide to sneak into the woods that night to meet some local girls and shoot off some fireworks.

When their friends do not show up, the two brothers decide to paint the sky. When the fireworks illuminate a structure high up in the trees, they discover a treehouse. Inside it is ELIZABETH whom they recognize from local news reports as the missing sister.

ELIZABETH is badly injured and unable to recall what has happened. All she is able to articulate is that 'things' took her little brother. CRAWFORD runs for help, while KILLIAN waits with her. Crawford never returns.

What follows is a nightmare journey into Hell as the “things” within the woods lay siege to the treehouse. It is only a matter of time before the treehouse – their sanctuary – eventually becomes their tomb. ELIZABETH and KILLIAN are forced to find a way out in order to survive and learn the fates of their brothers. Their escape ultimately leads them to a shocking revelation, culminating in a brutal finale with their attackers.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Trailer Released For ‘The Dark Cinema’ TV Series

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The first trailer for thirty minute anthology series “The Dark Cinema” has been released. The show will be hosted by horror icon Bill Oberst Jr. and will feature shorts that are both horror and sci-fi. The Indie shorts will be pooled from original material from around the world. Check out the trailer below.

Check Out The Trailer For “Dark Skies”

dark skiesThe alien abduction film “Dark Skies” that stars Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo and directed by Scott Charles Stewart is scheduled to be released on February 22nd 2013. Check out the trailer below. I am hoping for the film to actually be more exciting than what my expectations are for the sci-fi/thriller. I am one of those people who so cheers for Keri Russell even though I never watched ‘Felicity”.

A suburban couple's lives become a nightmare when a terrifying alien presence enters their home each night to prey upon their children. Increasingly isolated from skeptical friends and neighbors, the couple is forced to take matters into their own hands to save their family.


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