Saturday, February 2, 2013

Psychotic Saturdays! Trilogy Of Shit!

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Well this Psychotic Saturdays! Saturday almost slipped by without a post. However there is still time to embrace the crazy on this day of dementia! Instead of bringing to light six flicks to get twisted with I am making this a Psychotic trilogy moment. These three films are full of shit! Violent Shit to be exact. Psychotic serial psycho fucker on a violent rampage! The films come from West Germany. Remember when there was a West Germany! Anyway. Violent Shit I, II and III come from director Andreas Schnaas and give us Karl The Butcher! Ah let the shit hit the blood soaked fan!

Violent Shit I / Maniac 2001: Violent Shit (1989)


A demented, wicked, deformed, cannibalistic killer named K. The Butcher Shitter, escapes from the police and slaughters people in many gory, bloody ways. The film stars Andreas as Karl the Butcher with the rest of the cast being Gabi Bazner, Wolfgang Hinz , Volker Mechter , Christian Biallas , Uwe Boldt , Marco Hegele , Lars Warncke , Werner Knifke , Bettina X , Steve Aquilina , Maren Y. and Beate Z. The film is an ultra low budget slasher flick with a budget of only 2,000.

Violent Shit II (1992)

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Drilled by his deranged mother, Karl the Butcher Jr. takes revenge for the gruesome death of his father. Anyone who sets foot on the forest has to die. Hold on to your limbs as Karl Jr. slaughter his victims to some amazing tunes of terror. Decapitation is just the beginning... The sequel also directed by Andreas Shcnaas had him as the Butcher and also starred Anke Prothmann, Claudia von Bihl.

Violent Shit III: Infantry Of Doom (1999)


Three men get stranded on an island. They are captured by this group of people who turn out to be members of a group under the direction of Karl Sr. and his son Karl Jr., who are the famous butcher/slashers from the first two Violent Shit movies. Soon these three men and a bunch of exiles are given a chance to run away from the group members; unlike some others who are brutally murdered. However they decide to fight back and a gory and violent battle ensues. The film stars director Andreas Schnaas, Marc Trinkhaus, Steve Aquilina,Beate Brüggmann and Matthias Kerl.

“Dead Of The Nite” Releases Trailer

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A trailer has been released for “Dead Of The Nite” supernatural horror film. The film stars Tony Todd, Cicely Tennant, Joseph Millson, Gary Mavers, Claudio Pacifico, Simon Bamford, Simone Kaye, Paul Fox, Suzi Lorraine, Stuart Boother and Rachel Whittingham. It is directed by SJ Evans. Described as 'Paranormal Activity' meets 'Halloween', 'Dead of the Nite' is a MUST for all horror fans. When a group of Internet sensation ghost hunters investigate the infamous Jericho Manor, they soon realise it's not just ghosts that go bump in the night! As each member of the team gets slaughtered one by one, the remaining survivors need to discover who...or what is killing them before it's too late. But be warned, if you thinks it's just another 'Blair Witch'...think again!

Is it a homicidal maniac taking them out or a supernatural evil within the bowels of the cursed place. Or is it both. This looks like a pretty cool film.

Check Out The Trailer For Documentary “The Jeffrey Dahmer Files”

Directed by Chris James Thompson, the documentary will receive a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on February 15th as well as VOD.

The-Jeffrey-Dahmer-Files-PosterWhat drives a seemingly mundane man to commit a series of acts so heinous that it captured the attention of a horrified nation? In the summer of 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files explores this Midwestern city by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer’s life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence.”

Trailer Released For Grindhouse/Horror Flick “Zombie Hunter”

Zombie-Hunter-Poster-610x926Zombie Hunter” is directed by Kevin King and starring Martin Copping, Danny Trejo, Clare Niederpruem, Jade Gordon and Jason Wixom. The film is blend of grindhouse cult and zombie action. Check out the trailer below.

Zombie Hunter follows the vengeful HUNTER in his journey through the post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested wasteland. Killing in the name of the family he lost, he teams up with a group of survivors and face the deadly mutations that challenge their survival.”

Trailer Released For “The Hospital”

The trailer has been released for Deviant Pictures “The Hospital”. The film is directed by Tommy Golden and Daniel Emery Taylor. It stars  Jim O’Rear, Daniel Emery Taylor, Jason Crowe, John Dugan, Robyn Shute, Alicia Clark, and Scott Tepperman. Check it out below. On a side note: Both Daniel Emery Taylor and Scott Tepperman are schedulted to appear at the Dead Winter Con in Somerset Kentucky on to be held in March.

The-Hospital-PosterOld St. Leopold’s Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley… serial rapist, murderer, and psychopath. As the young girl becomes Stanley’s new pet, a team of young investigators descend on the hospital to “hunt some ghosts.” Stanley sees nothing but fun and games in his future. But what Stanley does not know is that the hospital truly is haunted, and the restless spirits there are not happy with what he has been doing.

By The C Productions Releases Teaser For Horror Short “Ax”

AX posterAx” is a horror short produced by Cuyle Carvin’s By the C Productions and Bear Claw Films. Carvin is most recently known for playing the hero in Tomcat’s “Captain Battle” and the web series “Revelations”. The company began in 2009. “Ax” is directed by Michael Coulombe and stars Todd James Jackson and Marita Gomsrud as well as Carvin. Check out the teaser trailer below.

A man struggles with the reality that he just killed the woman he loves.

A New Face In The World Of Trash Cinema: My Interview With “Trashology” Director Brian Dorton

brian dortonIndie Actor/Director Brian Dorton’s “Trashology” is a celebration of all that Americana Trash Cinema has given us over the past 40 years of B-movie elucidation of absurdities. Something that most people in the film industry attempt to steer clear of, only finding themselves buried in the subgenre by accident or misfortune. Trash cinema has only been embraced by those few cult fans who appreciate the exaggerated characters and situations that poke fun at the mundane and everyday life. The good, the bad and the fabulous.  Embraced by John Waters, who gave us such cult icons as Divine and Mink Stole, Trash Cinema has also given rise to new faces and visions of a style of film making that rails against the tide of mainstream normality and forces you face first in the bizarre and twisted caricatures of society. A vision that others  flee from or self medicate in order to escape.

 Brian Dorton, like his inspiration John Waters, fully embraces Trash Cinema and does so with fresh modern vision and an understanding that crazy is fun! Take the Louisville, Kentucky based director’s  homage to the legendary Waters, “Trashology”. It is a film that gives rise to colorful all be it insane characters that dance the dance of the crazy wonderfully. With stories that explore the fringes of social normality in loud, proud fashion. It is a film that I hold as a true original piece of Indie brilliance in it’s exploration of life psychotic. In my interview with Brian Dorton, we discussed the film, his inspiration and the drama that comes from having the balls to embrace a subgenre that very few “get”, choosing to dismiss it as garbage-FUCK THEM! I know, as we all know, one man’s trash is a generation’s treasure. “Trashology” is produced through Dorton’s company reelEpic Entertainment and will be released on DVD and Home entertainment formats through Slasher//Video Distribution which is owned by Jesus! Jesus Terán.


ASouthernLife: How did the concept for "Trashology" come about?
Brian Dorton: Well, my team and I did many short films and one thing that they all had in common were the bizarre characters. After doing nearly 40 short films we decided we were ready to take on a feature. I love anthologies but don't know of many comedy anthologies, "The Ten" from 2007 comes to mind. I began to write the first segment which is "The Vat" and I loved the story so much and the characters that I built off it and Douglas and I thought this would be a great feature film. So I kept writing and interlocking the characters. The last task was a way to pull the 3 chapters together and that is how the wrap around developed.

ASouthernLife: Was there ever a moment when you were writing the scripts that you thought "it was too much" or that it "wouldn't work"?
Brian Dorton: Whenever I felt it might be too much that was when I was certain it belonged in the film.

ASouthernLife: There are so many micro plots and stories barely hinted at within the film do you have plans for a "Trashology II"?
Brian Dorton: We joke about it often but there are no plans as of now.

ASouthernLife: Which of the characters would you be most likely to be caught "squashing" with and which of the characters would you be more prone to kill and why?
Brian Dorton: I'd love to kill Ann because she is such a high riding bitch! I doubt I would ever actually want to partake in squashing but I'd like to see Ms. Green squashed!

ASouthernLife: Who did you model your character Katrina after, was it someone in your family?
Brian Dorton: She developed over the years from co-workers from the past. Just women that were absolutely ridiculous and over the top.

ASouthernLife: In the wrap around story you have Sean Kasky help "make a pie", was it hard to get him to agree to the scene?
Brian Dorton: He was reluctant at first thinking that the character was into it, but when he realized the character was against the idea, he became open to it.

ASouthernLife: Which is easier for you, writing the characters or directing the actors?
Brian Dorton: Both are about the same. I think directing can be easier for me than writing. I feel more natural when I direct.

ASouthernLife: This is your homage to John Waters, if you were caught in his house "copping" some souvenirs, what items would you take?
Brian Dorton: A Franklin Mint Faberge Egg. (John Waters fans should get that reference.)

ASouthernLife: First ever John Waters film you remember seeing, what is your favorite film of his?
Brian Dorton: First was "Serial Mom" when I was 15 years old, then I became intrigued with his work and researched older films. I like "Female Trouble" the best but that is subject to change.

ASouthernLife: When did you realize you wanted to make movies?
Brian Dorton: When I was a teenager, around the time I saw the movie "Heathers".

crazy Fat EthelASouthernLife: You also have two other projects in the works, "Crazy Fat Ethel" and a film yet to be titled about a serial killer. What drew you to the film "Criminally Insane"?
Brian Dorton: Douglas and I saw "Criminally Insane" years ago and loved it! After we started getting more into the indie scene we had a discussion about how that film might be like today and really got obsessed with a remake. The other film is now titled "The Horror Network" which has become an anthology with Joseph Graham, Ignacio Martín, and Manuel Marín.

ASouthernLife: Will "Crazy Fat Ethel" be a true remake of the original or more of a reimagining?
Brian Dorton: It will pay tribute in a modern version. No CGI effects.

ASouthernLife: How are things coming with the "The Horror Network" anthology?
Brian Dorton: The script is done and we hope to have it out for people to see by Halloween.

ASouthernLife: There has been an attack on the film at IMDb lately, do you want to say anything about the rating the film has received by these "phantom" users on the movie site? As we all should know those ratings are bogus and anyone with character would realize you read the written reviews but foremost watch a film to see if you like it not go by a number rating!
Brian Dorton: It does make me question the integrity of the site but I imagine any film can be attacked so it's fair game. Hopefully people watch "Trashology" for themselves and decide. Saying negative things about me or my films doesn't bother me but I held IMDb up higher before I realized all they care about is how many hits their site receives.

ASouthernLife: I just want to finish by saying that "Trashology" is fun, entertaining and well done. Has the negativity of late affected your feelings or desire to make Indie films?
Brian Dorton: Thank you very much and no... I am unstoppable!

Friday, February 1, 2013

A New Promo Released For ‘Bates Motel’

bates motel Mother And ChildA new promo has been released for A&E’s ‘Bates Motel’. The cast includes Freddie Highmore, Vera Farmiga, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, Nicola Pletz and Olivia Cooke. It premiere’s Monday March 18th.

In “Bates Motel,” following the tragic death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel on the outskirts of the idyllic coastal town of White Pine Bay, seeking a fresh start. As Norma and Norman get ensconced in their new home, they discover this town isn’t quite what it seems, and the locals aren’t so quick to let them in on their secrets. But the Bates’ are done being pushed around and will do whatever it takes to survive – and will do whatever it takes to protect their own secrets.

The Trailer Has Been Released For “Los Condenados/The Condemned”

condemned2Roberto Buso-Garcia’s supernatural thriller “The Condemned” comes out March 1st. The film was produced in Puerto Rico and brings a dark and haunting event from Puerto Rico’s past to the mainland. Check out the trailer below.
Inspired by a ghastly event in the history of Puerto Rico, The Condemned is a taut allegorical thriller chronicling the nefarious effects of collective guilt and coerced cooperation.

Determined to restore her dying father's reputation, Ana travels from México to the remote town of Rosales, Puerto Rico. Decades ago, the doctor settled there and opened his first free clinic for cancer research. Helaunched an illustrious medical career - and fell in love.

Ana plans to transform the old family mansion into a world-class museum to preserve her father’s legacy and also breathe new life into the forgotten Rosales.
But the townspeople-now destitute and helpless-do not greet her warmly.

Neither does the house.

Super Bowl Promo For “World War Z” Released

world war zCheck out the thirty second promo released for “World War Z” to air during Super Bowl XLVII. I will see this movie but I am not happy about the approach that the producers and director has taken with the story that ventures from the original source material. Zombies do not bum rush at great speed. That is left to mutants and ragers! Not zombies. Anyway check out the promo.

A Second TV Spot Released For “The Last Exorcist 2”

TheLastExorcismPart2Ed Gass-Donnelly returns with his second installment of “The Last Exorcist” franchise on March 1st. A new tv spot has been released for the supernatural possession thriller. As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Trash Talk With With Geri Horn

geri hornGeri Horn may come from a small town in Kentucky but she is truly one gal with a big personality as evident in her many incarnations in the Indie cult anthology “Trashology”. I imagine after having birthed and produced such a lively and eclectic child such as Geri Horn Irvine, Kentucky was never the same. The hairdresser and multi-talented entertainer may not bee well known as some more famous divas but give a girl time. She is after all merely a fetus! A fetus with fabulous hair and stiletto's but still young enough to gain a cult following on her journey to fame and notoriety.

 “Trashology” will soon be released through Indie distribution company Slasher//Video but it is not Geri’s only work. She will also been seen in several projects coming in the future. She plays a gypsy in “Mother’s Blood” and will be seen in “Model Hunger” as well as “Tales Of Poe” and “Crazy Fat Ethel” which is currently filming and also comes from the twisted mind of Brian Dorton. “Crazy Fat Ethel” is a re-imagining of the cult classic Indie flick “Criminally Insane”. However now is all about trash! From “squashing” , corsets and Jewish princesses Geri Horn has her sites set on the world. With more personalities than Sybil and a natural ability to harness them in entertaining fashion this queen is truly werqin’ her gifts flawlessly. I guess I should mention that Geri was not always Geri. She was born Rodney, a young boy who always fantasized about being in cereal commercials, later realized his dream of performing in school plays, talent shows and now in films that are destined to be cult classics.

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I had a chance to talk with Miss Geri Horn who I imagine shares a relationship with her counterpart much as Glory did with Ben in Season Five of Buffy. Okay so it maybe is a little more terrestrial than that but isn't far from the real transformation that gives rise to enigmatic persona. Mostly we trash talked about what else but her many characters in “Trashology” and fetishes. The characters are truly colorful, commanding and hilarious as is the entire anthology. Regardless of suspicious rating of phantom IMDber’s assault on the film. Currently there is an attempt by bogus accounts on the IMDb site to trash the film and not in a good way. A film that is true Americana filth at it’s finest, proving that John Water’s spirit will live on in cult cinematic trash! F.Y.I. as a rule of thumb one should not judge by number ratings alone. They are crap. Read the people who have seen the movies review and watch the films to make your own assessment.  To read my review of the film go here! Of coarse after you read my interview with Miss Horn.

ASouthernLife:  How did you get involved with Brian Dorton's "Trashology"?
Geri Horn: Well, I worked with Brian before and I think we work well together. We have fantastic chemistry .

ASouthernLife: What was your first reaction when you read the script?
Geri Horn: I love everything Brian writes. Its so funny and off the wall!

ASouthernLife: You play several characters (Big Debbie/Laura/Larry/Ms.Green/Victim)  in the movie that are varied archetypes of woman. Where did you get the inspiration for these colorful yet over the top women?
Geri Horn: I basically pull these out of my ass. I think of people in my life, twist and bend them till they are so messed up they just fit perfectly.

ASouthernLife:  Which of the characters was your favorite to play?
Geri Horn: Mrs. Green was the most fun to play not glamorous at all but she was this crazy old lady who was sweet. You still are kind of stand offish cause she is so terrifying.

ASouthernLife: I think for me Laura was my favorite. She reminded me on a tranquilized Sylvia Fine from The Nanny. Where did the inspiration for Laura come?
Geri Horn: She has a dash of Sylvia after watching her I see it but I was just going for a Jewish Marilyn Monroe with a dash of Karen walker.

ASouthernLife: How did "squashing" feel? Did it arouse you in any
Geri Horn: No squashing does nothing for me but I was afraid for poor Doug. I thought for sure I was gonna kill him – haha .

ASouthernLife: Had you ever heard of "squashing" before this film?  I had not and I find it is hilarious! (My apologies to all the “Squashers” or “Squash-heads”)
Geri Horn: Yes- I was well aware of squashing. I seen it on Murray or Ricki Lake when I was a kid. Those girls where very large and the guys where 90 pounds. I was like dear lord I need to find a guy like that if he's into fluffy girls.

ASouthernLife:  Did you ever think you wouldn't make it through a scene? The material is so funny that I just don't see how you all kept a straight face!
Geri Horn: Yes- we all about died laughing but I'm a professional. I keep it together pretty good until reviewing the footage. Then I about pissed on myself.

ASouthernLife: What are some of your hobbies and passions in life aside from acting?
Geri Horn: I live to travel and see the world while I can. I like to go to flea markets, swimming and drawing.  I'm also a hairdresser, I love doing hair and make-up!

ASouthernLife: Do you have any fetishes and has anything ever gone wrong when trying to act out a fantasy?
Geri Horn: Well I like to wear corsets and heels while trying to be sexy. I know I'm going to end up stabbing someone with the heels. It hasn't happened yet but I'm waiting.

Artwork Released For UK’s “The Fall Of The Essex Boys”

“The Fall OF The Essex Boys” is only being released at UK cinemas on February 8th before hitting DVD shelves. Like most Brit films it will find it’s way on U.S shores. The movie is directed by Paul Tanter and stars Nick Nevern (The Rise and Fall Of The White Collar Hooligan), Robert Cavanah (The Borgias, Pimp), Kate Magowan (Kidulthood, Stardust) and BAFTA nominated Kierston Wareing (Fish Tank, Eastenders). It focuses on the infamous Rettendon Range Rover murders from the point of view of police informant Darren Nicholls.

The Fall Of The Essex BoysThe 1995 Rettendon Triple Murder. Not since Jack The Ripper has a killer’s identity so captivated the nation. The gruesome death of three drug dealers has spawned a miniature industry – books, TV programmes, merchandise, conventions and – of course – feature films.
The appetite for gory detail and suppressed gangland secrets remains unabated, and is constantly titillated further with new tales of football hooliganism, international drug smuggling and police conspiracies of silence.
An 18 year old girl going into a coma after taking an ecstasy pill from a bad batch is the catalyst that sets in motion a series of events that leads to the demise of one of the most infamous criminal organisations in British History.
Detective Inspector Stone steps in to try and put pressure on an untouchable unit of criminals – Pat Tate, Tony Tucker and Craig Rolfe. The Essex Boys. In order to bring the criminals down, he must act out of the law to get things done.
As the Essex Boys grow stronger and more fearless, their addiction to drugs and power slowly starts to spiral out of control and they soon start to develop enemies everywhere.
As Stone starts to see the cracks forming in their organisation and with pressure from his peers he soon realises that bringing them down will be inevitable but the real test will come when he must find a way of getting his man on the inside out safely.

First Images From Gianluca Petrazzi’s “Zombie 3D” Released

Zombie-3D-The first images from Italian director Gianluca Petrazzi’s “Zombie 3D” have been released. The film follows a trained military group called Locust 1 to return into the infected zone after receiving a radio signal calling for help. A virus spreads across the globe turning humans into zombie fighters and six men must return to face the hell that they just escaped against the orders of commanding authority. Check out the images below as well as a teaser trailer from last year.

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Box O’ Markers Sets Up Crowd Funding For ‘Little Box Of Horrors’

Little Box Of HorrorsLittle Box Of Horrors” is a new anthology web series looking for funding at Indiegogo. The series comes from Indie company Box O’ Markers who’s previous series ‘American Zombies’ is currently on it’s fifth episode. In this new series the group of film makers intend to take a new stylized approach on the zombie issue as well as other aspects of Horror. In the first season as the focus is on zombies the creators look to explore the social implications that would suggest how we treat the undead says more about how we treat each other. The company has taken a new adventurous approach to concept in story telling as they will use the companies name for a guide. Simply put a box of markers will suggest what subject is approached each season. As their Facebook describes it : Green marker=Zombies we hope to follow with season 2 Yellow=Slasher next with subsequent color and subgenre association to follow. Hit any of the highlighted terms to go to the series pages and funding site.

“Would You Rather” Clip Released

“Would You Rather” comes out on February 8th starring Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs and Sasha Grey. The film directed by David Guy Levy takes on a subgenre within horror that blends torture-game and shock cinema gore for a truly terrifying experience. Check out the clip released as well as the movie trailer for film below.
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In the wake of her parent’s death, Iris struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick, a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick’s mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly.

Greg McLean Returns For “Wolf Creek 2”

“Wolf Creek 2” has begun production with Greg McLean returning as director. Also returning is John Jarrett as Mick Tayler the highly motivated psychotic boogeyman who is any outbackers worst nightmare! Read the story line for the second installment to this truly horrific and heart pounding slasher.

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Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Poster For “The Lone Ranger”

The Lone RangerYeah I know that it is Disney and most people over the age of 20 may be growing tired of the whole Johnny Depp craze but come on- “The Lone Ranger” trailer looks off beat and cool and it’s Johnny Depp for Kali’s sake! So even though it is technically a western I will probably watch and love this project just as I did “Cowboys And Aliens” because of Daniel Craig. Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Directed by Gore Verbinski the film also stars Armie Hammer as John Reid a.k.a The Lone Ranger. Along with the new poster comes a release of the Super Bowl teaser.

First Image From “Only Lovers Left Alive” Released

Only Lovers Left AliceThe first image for the upcoming vampire flick “Only Lovers Left Alive” has been released. Adam, an underground musician reunites with his lover for centuries after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her wild and uncontrollable little sister. The film is directed by Jim Jarmusch and stars Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, John Hurt and Slimane Dazi.

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Graphic And Gory Clip From “Nobody Gets Out Alive” snagged an exclusive bloody and graphic gory little clip from the horror film “Nobody Gets Out Alive” originally “Punishment”. The movie is directed by Jason Christopher and is straight up classic slasher representation. On February 26th we can all bask in the blood soaked horror as the film becomes available on DVD and Digital download. It stars Jen Dance, Chelsey Garner, Shaun Paul Costello, David J Bonner, Chris Ready, Matthew Nadu, Nikki Bell, Brian Gallagher and Clint Howard.

A father, Hunter Isth, is rocked by a tragic accident in his life. He fleets town and is no longer seen. Partying teenagers fall victim to a town lunatic. Throughout the years the stories become urban legends and more than likely, myths. In present day we meet Jenn, a tough and beautiful girl, who has just been released from an extensive stay at the hospital. When her parents bring her home she barely has time to rest as her friends come over and drag her out camping for the weekend. Seven friends venture out to the woods but as each friend starts to disappear one by one they each try to survive the wrath of a true mad man.

Trailer Released For “Time To Kill”

Time To KillCheck out the trailer released for Indie flick “Time To Kill”. The film is directed by Brian Williams and stars Ellie Church. It is a blended genre movie that melds exploitation with horror and grindhouse gore. It follows good girl Sara, who upon finding out she only has 24 hours left to live spends those hours living life to the fullest, taking revenge on those that have done her wrong, and exploring her every desire. The film is comes from Mostly Harmless Pictures.

Check Out The Unreleased R-Rated Trailer For “Jezebeth” Leaked Online

Jezebeth“Jezebeth 2” is in production but right now the buzz is more over the leaked release of an R-rated trailer for “Jezebeth” that has surfaced. The cult vampire flick released in 2011 is currently expanding the franchise with the second flick to be followed by a third in 2014.

First Official Images From “Wolves”

wolves“Wolves” is a supernatural drama directed by David Hayter and starring Jason Momoa, Stephen McHattie, Merritt Patterson, and Lucas Till. The coming-of-age story of Cayden Richards. Forced to hit the road after the murder of his parents, Cayden wanders, lost, without purpose... Until he meets a certifiable lunatic named Wild Joe, who sets him on a path to the ominous town of Lupine Ridge, to hunt down the truths of his history. But in the end, who's really hunting whom? Check out the images below. …’Cause hey what is hotter than hairy savage rednecks! Right?!

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Two Clips For “Resolution” Released

resolution movie posterTwo new clips for the horror/thriller “Resolution” have been released. The film is currently available on VOD with a limited theatrical run in progress as well. Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead “Resolution” stars Aaron Moorhead, Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Kurt David Anderson, Emily Montague, Skyler Meacham and Zahn McClarnon. The film follows Michael (Peter Cilella) who is committed to getting his best friend Chris (Vinny Curran) to sober up and get his life back on track. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control.

Trailer Released For Horror Anthology “The Penny Dreadful Picture Show”

the penny dreadful picture showThe first trailer has been released for IFI’s anthology “The Penny Dreadful Picture Show”. (How catchy is that name!) The film is directed by directors Nick Everhart, Leigh Scott and Eliza Swenson. The anthology will be hosted by Penny Dreadful which let me just say how exciting and awesome the surging interest in horror host over the past decade truly is! Anyway back to the story. Penny Dreadful will thread these tales of terror and nightmare all of which symbolized the realm of horror in a different decade. The three tales will star Eliza Swenson, Sid Haig, Jeffrey Combs, Devanny Pinn, Josh Hammond, Al Snow, Kristina Hammond, Brandon Stacy, Alexis Iacono, Barry Ratcliffe and Collin Galyean. Check out the trailer below. The film will come to theatres later this year.

Check Out The Trailer For Indian Horror “3G”

3G3G” comes from Indian directors Shantanu and Sheershak. The film is a blend of intense thriller and horror. Check out the trailer below for this film plays with the legend of phantom calls and the nightmare truth about the new technological phenomenon. It will be released in India on March 15th 2013 and available in both English and Hindi.

There are 4.3 Billion mobile phone users in the world. Every minute 60 thousand Phantom Calls are received worldwide. These calls have no known source of origin, no numbers and cannot be traced. Some people believe that these calls are spirits trying to connect to our world! 3G is the nightmarish story of Sam Arora and Sheena, a couple, who become victims of a series of events when Sam buys a 3G enabled second hand phone in Fiji islands while on a holiday. One night they receive a Phantom Call which changes their lives forever. They must face the unbelievable reality that the phone is somehow responsible for all that is happening to them and around them. The only way to stay alive, it seems is to unravel the mystery of the phone. But as the hours burn on, that becomes harder and harder to do. Technology is a part of our lives, what happens when technology wants to take our lives? 3G embodies the horror of a recurring nightmare that draws inspiration from the insecurities of modern life. In spite of all our technology and sophistication, we can't escape the unknown. 3G get ready for the killer connection!

First Stills From Deleted Scenes’s “Tick Tock Trick” Released

Tick Tock Trick

Tick Tock Trick” is a supernatural thriller from indie company Deleted Scenes. The film tells the story of a family and a group of goths who 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. Directed by Bronwyn Edwards this UK project has released the first stills from the movie’s production. 

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My Review Of “Slasher House” 2012

SLASHERSlasher House” is an Independent film from Mycho Entertainment. Directed by MJ Dixon and produced on a budget of only 5,000 dollars the film is a very creative and stylized film that focuses on strong psychotic personalities that collide. A young woman awakens in a dilapidated institutional facility with a bizarre cast of characters and limited understanding of the tense orchestrated construct of her ordeal. The cast for this film that has been in the works since 2010 and final completion arriving in 2012 are Eleanor James, Adam Williams, Andrew M Greenwood, Wellington Grosvenor, Alex Grimshaw and featuring the voice of Blaze Bayley. I was given the opportunity to screen this film which quite frankly is a project that I have been keeping tabs on over the past couple of years mostly because of the vibrant promo artwork and curious story line.

In this film which begins in an almost abstract arthouse meets cinema verite style the first thing that drew me in was the use of a singular color shown in almost Argento celebratory fashion against a monochromatic harshness of fluorescent lighting.  The visual approach of this creates a cold desolate atmosphere that seems to dance with near graphic novel vibrancy. It held my attention with it’s shear uniqueness in artist prominence even as the slow emotionless beginning of the film gave me concern. That is not really a complaint against the film because I have learned when watching films that have a definite almost avant-garde technique that there is a process unfolding. A steady and strong build to some fevered pitch that will climax proudly before a brisk and dead stop. It is something that is both beautiful and beloved in genre film making that mirrors playhouse and expressionist artistry around the world. Almost symphonic, okay before I sound like a psychotic let me get to the point of that long descriptive.  “Slasher House” at times holds this ability beautifully and at other times tends to loose control during the crescendo to the climactic end. The parts that caused my mind to loosen the grip the film had where mostly during the steady dramatic interaction of the characters at the beginning of the film which seemed a bit cold but however harsh that may sound the part that works about this film is the fine dance between graphic action and character backstory sequences that are revealed in near grindhouse tribulation. If my comments seemed confusing I do apologize but I try to stay open and spoiler free in talking about movies and always approach my opinion based on the artist’s intend and direction and not on some preconceived notion that a set standard of expectations govern what makes a film work based on genre.

Here is the cut and dry truth of “Slasher House” and it’s blended genre styles. It has moments that make you want to turn off and if your looking for some major gore rich action packed spectacle then the film will disappoint you. If however you are a patient fan of Indie horror then you will be pleasantly surprised by cast of characters thrown into this creative story and the true character study perspective that calls your attention in anticipation of the final moments of the character interactions. Yes it is artistic and very experimental in vision playing with elements of gore, exploitation and grindhouse against atmospheric industrial arthouse moments which when it works it works well and when it doesn't, you feel it. There is blood and gore and action and all those things at play in the film when required which satisfies the core of the story which is horror. The ending left me with a bit more questioning as to the continuity of story’s major objective but I enjoyed the strange and steady storytelling that unfolds in “Slasher House” and I appreciated that the main focus was not specifically set on the blood gore or torture of lives here. The film won't be for everyone where horror fans are concerned but as a Indie film fan that likes the elements of avant-garde I enjoyed this movie.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

“The Mangled” Announces Big Cletus News!

The MangledWord came out from Lawrence W. Nelson II today on “The Mangled” face book that a deal has been struck with Archstone Distribution. So get ready because Cletus is coming! The deal should secure a cool enough budget and buzz to bring the film to a theatre in the near future as well as a broader reach to the horror fans. The film is set to star Bill Moseley, Michael Berryman,Edwin Neal, John Dugan, Jim O'Rear, Elissa Dowling, Mindy Robinson,Juliet Reeves, Sophie Gotberg, Carla Acosta, Morgan Lester, Tyler Thomas Turner, Hoyt Richards and Rebecca Olejniczak.

On a stormy July night in Texas, the Bates a hard working farming family are preparing for a 25th Anniversary Party. But, these plans are disrupted by a group of teenagers who want nothing more than to terrorize them. As the night dwindles on, 4 tourtist on their way to Flordia for spring break come pounding on their door desperate for help.

Poster Released For Dead Good’s “Mr. Rape’s First Date”

Mr. Rape's First DateCheck out the poster released by Nick Box for his forthcoming project titled “Mr. Rape’s First Date”. A film that blends genres with experimental/exploitation/horror combined with a revamped controversial theme. The film will be ready for DVD and BluRay release in March. The film will be released through Box’s Dead Good Films Like production company.

The story of a man with the misfortune of the surname “Rape” who endures years of torment by people because of his name.  One day after taking too much abuse he snaps and becomes a rapist, with the aid of two spirits of rapists from the past he set’s out after his first victim.

New Images Released From Rob Zombie’s “Lords Of Salem”

“Lords Of Salem” will cast it’s spell of revenge and mayhem on fans April 26th 2013. Until then we have the latest stills from the witchy project to enjoy. Heidi Hawthorne is a thirty-seven-year-old FM radio DJ and a recovering drug addict. Struggling with her newfound sobriety and creeping depression, Heidi suddenly receives an anonymous gift at the station-a mysteriously shaped wooden box branded with a strange symbol. Inside the box is a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as The Lords.

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