Friday, March 21, 2014

DVD Release Details For Slasher Flick “The Legend of the Psychotic Forest Ranger”

The-Legend-of-the-Psychotic-Forest-RangerTHE LEGEND OF THE PSYCHOTIC FOREST RANGER is now available on DVD from Level 33 Entertainment on April 22nd, 2014. Full of laughs and gore, this film delivers the campy entertainment of slasher movies from days gone by.THE LEGEND OF THE PSYCHOTIC FOREST RANGER is available at and other fine retailers at an SRP of $14.99.

Written, directed, and produced in Canada by Brad Mills, THE LEGEND OF THE PSYCHOTIC FOREST RANGER was an official selection at the Atlantic Film Festival. The movie is a fun, campy throwback to those old 80’s VHS horror flicks that you would rent at your local video store.

Full of plot holes and cheesy dialogue, THE LEGEND OF THE PSYCHOTIC FOREST RANGER is a B horror movie straight out of the 1970s and ‘80s. After taking a wrong turn down an abandoned road, the Jock, the Joker, the Blond Bimbo, and the Paranoid Brunette run out of gas and find themselves stranded in the middle of the woods. What a total bummer! What’s that noise? Why is everyone vanishing? Is it all one of Bradley’s dumb practical jokes, or could the legend be true? Your compass can’t help you in these woods!

British horror “mockumentary” “HAROLD’S GOING STIFF” DVD Release Details

Harolds-Going-Stiff-PosterThe critically cheered British horror “mockumentary” HAROLD’S GOING STIFF is now available on DVD from Level 33 Entertainment on April 22nd, 2014. Following a successful multi-platform run, the title makes a unique and worthwhile addition to the DVD collection of zombie-lovers everywhere.

Written and directed by Keith Wright and produced in the U.K. by Richard Guy, HAROLD’S GOING STIFF stars newcomers Stan Rowe and Sarah Spencer in performances which has called “a real triumph.” During the movie’s theatrical run, the film’s trailer ranked #1 on iTunes Trailers.

HAROLD’S GOING STIFF takes place in grey-skied, rural England and centers on Harold (Rowe), who is suffering from a new disease that is slowly transforming him into a zombie. A young, lonely nurse, Penny (Spencer), is sent to help ease the symptoms of Harold’s frightening illness; and they quickly and unexpectedly become very close. After an experimental treatment fails, Harold’s condition deteriorates rapidly, and the two end up on the run from a group of violent vigilantes seeking to rid their town of zombies.

Intimidating Teaser Poster For “Bigfoot Wars” Released

Check out the intimidating teaser poster released for Brian T. Jaynes directed “Bigfoot Wars”. The film is due out May 23rd, 2014.

Bigfoot-Wars-Poster-610x926Press Release:

After much anticipation, the first official teaser trailer poster for BIGFOOT WARS is being released. Starring C. Thomas Howell (E.T., The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Justice League Flashpoint Paradox), Judd Nelson (Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire) and Holt Boggs (Dallas, Hostage, The Underneath), BIGFOOT WARS focuses on a small-town sheriff (Boggs) who with the help of a “Dixieland Mafioso” family patriarch (Howell) sets out to hunt a creature that is widely believed to be a myth. They soon find themselves battling for survival as they discover they aren’t dealing with just one beast, but are at war with many.

An Origin Releasing original, co-produced by Edgen Films and directed by Brian T. Jaynes (The Underneath, Humans vs Zombies, Biohazard), BIGFOOT WARS is a 3-part series based on the bestselling novels from Eric. S. Brown. Director/Producer Jaynes states, “We looked at what is left in genre films. Zombies, vampires and supernatural thrillers movies are in no short supply these days. Having always been a fan of cryptozoology and considering the current popularity of the Sasquatch, we felt that it was not only time to do a BIGFOOT movie but give the audience something new: an army of them.” “I wrote this with hopes that it would one day be made into a film, Origin has turned it into reality,” stated Eric S. Brown.

Teaser Trailer For Sci-fi/Horror Short “June”

A teaser trailer has been released for L.Gustavo Cooper’s doomsday story “June” starring Casper Van Dien, Addy Miller, Victoria Pratt, Eddie Jemison, Theodora Greece, and Lance Nichols. The sci-fi/horror begins filming in Louisiana this month and is being produced by Raven Banner Entertainment.

June is the horror story about a nine-year-old girl, named June, who has become the vessel of a supernatural being called Aer. June must discover her true self and overcome this inner demon to save herself and her family, and find love and acceptance in a chaotic world.

“Mosaic 33” Team To Explore The Horrors Of Worldly Possessions

worldly possessionsThe horror team behind short film “Mosaic 33” have returned to explore the nightmares surrounding a demonic plot to send the world into hell with “Worldly Possessions”. The film follows Stephen Drake, who begins spiraling into a hellish nightmare where escape may not be an option. Filming on the project is set to begin April 11th, 2014. The directing provinces will be handled by Robert W. Fillon with an original script by Brad Hord. Tim Ross, Vanelle, Mahri Shelton, Morgan Monnig, Robert Crayton, Marcia Lyn, Kristen Jann-Fischer, Todd A. Britt, and Darren W. Conrad are all signed on to star.

Stephen Drake's sworn duty is to stop the demons from entering our world. But when a brutal murder brings Stephen back to his hometown, he will face a few demons of his own. Thanks to Horror Society for the story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Limited Copies Left For SRS Cinemas Release Of "Horrorama" SOV Anthology

The early SOV anthology, “Horrorama”, near impossible to find on VHS and never released on DVD, is getting a VERY limited edition 30 unit release via Sub Rosa.  Pre-Sales start today, and the release includes a vhs in clam shell case (no big box or deluxe versions on this one), DVD-R, signed mini-lobby card, and an 11×17 mini poster.  Those seeking early examples in the shot on video field should definitely pick it, tho only about 30 mins long you can see the roots of Scarlet’s Fry’s career as well as a good example of where this sub-genre of film-making was headed in the years to follow – this was among the first SOV ever made!  

ADAM K. Principal Photography Almost Halted By Los Angeles Police

Adam-K  Principal Photography Was Nearly Shut Down By LAPD Interference But Survives To Come To Theaters And Home Video Soon!

Los Angeles, CA – March 18, 2014 – Writer and Director of the recently wrapped suspense/thriller ADAM K. and the upcoming 80's horror throwback AXEMAN (formerly Axeman At Cutter's Creek), Joston "El Rey" Theney announced today that the fact ADAM K. will be making it's way to theaters and home video at all is a miracle following a law enforcement incident that threatened to shut down production.


Jessica Cameron as Vanessa Collins
“It was wild,” Theney explained.  "We were filming a riveting sequence with two terrific actresses, Sarah Nicklin and Kristin Wall Wheatley, when the Los Angeles Police Department responded to their cries for help."  The writer/director reflects back on the harrowing experience, "Anytime a team of police responds with weapons drawn and all my actors are covered in the sticky red stuff, you have a recipe for disaster.  We'd even warned the neighbors of the production and taken precaution but no one knew Sarah's lungs carried so much power!  

Neighbors from a different apartment building across the street were calling for cops!"  There is a moment of levity when he can take a breather from the excitement that was.  "But after a little explaining and a whole lot of poker-facing, I was able to convince the cops that all was well and that we were just doing a horror flick.  Nice to know that they truly are there when you need them.  Great response times!"

Brinke Stevens as Mrs. Kraul"But we did get the film done - in the can," the AXEMAN writer/director exclaimed.  "Even got some nifty BTS of cops and such.  It's easy to laugh now but certainly not then."  When pressed for release info, Theney responded, "Early Fall we'll have the Los Angeles premiere then a Bay Area showing.  Some festivals have reached out to us but we're only going to do about two or three those.  It's a great film, with an amazing cast.  You never know how rich you are until you have more than you need or deserve, and this wonderful team of actors and crew were more than I could've asked for and certainly better than I deserved.  Love them all and can't wait to see them on ADAM 2, which we start filming later this year."

Kristin Wall Wheatley as Detective Kelsey Andrews
ADAM K. is a gory take on the tale of nature versus nurture that proves - evil wears a smile!  Mild-mannered and seemingly good-natured auto insurance claims adjusters Adam Kraul sets out daily to make friends, however ends up with mutilated victims when his invitations for friendships are rejected.  The film stars Brinke Stevens, Arielle Brachfeld, Kristin Wall Wheatley, Sarah Nicklin, Jessica Cameron, Graham Denman and Dylan Hobbs.  Written, Directed and Produced by Joston "El Rey" Theney. 

DVD Release Details For “Evidence”

Evidence-DVD-350x449Osiris Entertainment has announced an April 15th release date for “Evidence” thriller DVD. The film is directed by Howie Askins and stars  Ryan McCoy, Brett Rosenberg, Abigail Richie, Ashley Bracken. Special features on the disc include audio commentary with Ryan McCopy; audio commentary with actresses Abigail Richie and Ashley Bracken and Cast Interviews.

A group of friends take a camcorder to record their first camping trip. They quickly discover that they aren’t alone when a mysterious creature appears lurking in the woods. As the friends struggle to escape, they are led deeper and deeper into an ever more terrifying conspiracy that pushes the bounds of science. Will they escape with their lives, or will the camcorder footage remain as the only evidence of the experience?

Teaser Trailer Released For Horror Film “The Border”

the borderCheck out the teaser trailer for Spencer Gray’s horror film “The Border”. The trailer was released along with the latest details about the project.

Press Release:
MUFX artist turned Writer/Director Spencer Gray’s new horror film The Border will be independently financed withprivate investors and a unique crowd funding campaign that will go live online via Indie Go Go April Fools Day 2014.

Why is The Border’s crowd funding campaign set apart from the others?

Writer/Director Gray had this to say:

“The horror genre is almost dead and the big studios are the collective villain. Today’s genre films are missing so much heart and originality it’s almost made me stop watching horror entirely unless it’s from a foreign market or truly indie. As Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, so eloquently put it, ‘There is no terror in the bang, only the anticipation of it.’That’s what is missing. Not to mention people enjoy being scared. The goosebumps. The hairs on the back of your neck standing on end. The heart racing with anticipation. The gore. Those are just a few things missing in today’s horror films and why fans will always embrace the classics.

The plot of The Border is as follows: “When the granddaughter of a U.S. Senator goes missing near the border of Mexico, former Black Ops agent Jack Barrabas is forced out of retirement to find her. Every path he takes, secret he uncovers and body he drops leads to a secret, mysterious door in a small border town. What he finds behind this door will forever change the world, and who he thinks he is, for the worse. You will never recover from what lies beyond THE BORDER.”

Associate Producer Rob Bedard commented: “I like seeing people wondering what is really going on in a world this big. The secrets which are buried beneath the complete lies of every day people. This film got my attention because it’ll make people dig deep into the truth and hopefully change the way they think and what they believe.”

The Border is a character-driven story that is structured to bring back the Fright Factor and throw out all the typical genre trappings. Producer and indie filmmaker Jeremy Mitchell added: “Audiences will be in for a treat as the story is original,and not a rehash of tired, dead storylines that is all too common in today’s market. Not to mention, people’s basic fascination with the unknown will be dying to know what is behind that door! You’ll never figure it out and we want to keep it that way. Only myself and the director know at this point, even cast and crew are in the dark and that’s fun!”
Why Indie Go Go?

Gray had this conclusion: “So we could tell the story we want to tell without interference from The Suits. I don’t want somebody telling me I can’t do this or that or make me cut it to pieces because it’s not commercial. I also refuse to dumb anything down because horror fans are not dumb. It doesn’t matter if it’s Rob Zombie or Wes Anderson, people love the idiosyncratic. All they (The Suits) want to do is make movies, not good movies.”

The Border already has an amazing cast and talent pool dedicated to discovering what’s behind that door:

Starring martial arts master Richard Ryan (Dead Men, Honorless), Katrina Matusek (Xtraction, Cathedral Canyon), Eileen Dietz (The Excorcist, Helter Skelter), Noel Guglielmi (Training Day, The Dark Knight Rises), Melantha Blackthorne (Sinners and Saints, Order of One: Kung Fu Killing Spree), Amanda Marie (The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Dracula’s War), Troy Johnson (Vertical), hip hop sensation Wyzae and many other icons from the horror and action genres. It will also be the genre debut of alternative model Sebrina Bedard.

April’s Fools Day is sooner than you think!

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Ostara/Spring Equinox

eostreMarch 20th is the Spring Equinox, a time when we pagans celebrate Ostara, the pagan festival to Eostre/Ostara. On the spring and fall equinoxes, day and night are of equal lengths. Ostara celebrates the coming of spring, new growth and fertility. The word "Ostara" comes from the German mythologist Jacob Grimm (d. 1863), who said this was the Old High German name for the Easter festival. (All other languages use a variant of "Pascha," a Greek adoption of the Hebrew for Passover, for the Christian holiday.) . Grimm in his Teutonic Mythology maintained that "Ostara, Eástre, was goddess of the growing light of spring."

The English monk and historian Bede (d. 735) recorded that the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre had a festival lasting several days, and that this name was adopted in England for the Christian holiday of Easter, which falls on the Sunday after the full moon following the spring equinox. The spring equinox is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. Day and night are equal, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of light. The spring equinox is sacred to dawn, youth, the morning star and the east.

For Wiccans and some other Pagans, Ostara is the day when the Goddess and God (variously identified as Mother Earth and the Green Man or the Young Maiden and Sun God) join in sacred marriage. The Goddess will conceive, and give birth in nine months. The increased growth and strength of nature in the spring is due to the rising power of the Goddess and God. Although we saw the first promise of spring at Candlemas in the swelling buds, there were still nights of frost and darkness ahead. Now spring is manifest. Demeter is reunited with her daughter, Kore (the essence of spring), who has been in the Underworld for six months and the earth once again teems with life. The goddess shows herself in the blossoms, the leaves on the trees, the sprouting of the crops, the mating of birds, the birth of young animals. In the agricultural cycle, it is time for planting. We are assured that life will continue.

Pagans celebrate Ostara with various rituals celebrating fertility, nature and new growth. Egg races, egg hunts, egg eating and egg painting are common activities. A man and a woman might be chosen to act out the roles of Spring God and Goddess, playing out courtship and symbolically planting seeds. Neopagans also celebrate by eating fresh spring foods like sprouts, dandelion greens, and nettles. Some undertake a fast during this period, to clear away the toxins of the winter. Many Wiccans plant an herb garden (for later use in spells) on Ostara. Home altars might feature spring flowers, seeds, jasmine or flowery incense, and the gemstone of jasper. Also according to Jacob Grimm, the white maiden of Osterrode, was said to appear with a large batch of keys at her belt, and stride to the brook to collect water on Easter morning.  Cross buns were of course baked and eaten. The cross is symbolic of the rune Gebo and  the buns also represent the sun wheel. 

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Quinquatria

300px-Head_of_MinervaIn ancient Roman religion, the Quinquatria or Quinquatrus was a festival sacred to Minerva, celebrated on the 19 March. Minerva was the ancient Roman goddess of wisdom and war. Her areas of patronage included crafts, poetry, medicine, and music. Like many of the figures of the Roman pantheon, some of Minerva's characteristics were adapted from the Greek tradition. Eventually, she became equated with Athena.

The Romans celebrated a festival for Minerva on the day of Quinquatria. This festival took place from March 19 to March 23, the fifth day after the Ides of March, widely accepted as a holiday for artisans. As the patron of the arts, Minerva's domain along with Mars included warfare, which was seen as an art-form itself. The festival was celebrated in commemoration of the birthday of Minerva and women often consulted fortune-tellers and diviners upon this day. Worship of Minerva spread along the Roman empire, as is the case in Britain, where she was conflated with the local wisdom goddess Sulis.

Watch “Megafoot” Stomp Ass As Crowd Funding Gets Underway

Crowd funding has kicked off for action-horror/sci-fi film “Megafoot”. The film has also released a ass stomping sequence clip for fans to check out. The campaign is taking place over on Indiegogo. Plus check out the wicked poster artwork promoting the film. 

Megafoot-teaser-poster2The concept – based on an original idea and story by Justin Martell (Producer of Troma’s “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volumes 1 & 2″) and with a screenplay by Rolfe Kanefsky (award-winning screenwriter/director of “There’s Nothing Out There,” “The Hazing” and “Nightmare Man”), who is also attached to direct – was to create the ultimate warrior using enhanced chemical and engineering technology. 

When it was declared that the end product would be used exclusively in conjunction with the U.S. military, Colonel Hankle and his team immediately took control. A research facility in the backwoods of the American Mid-West was built, and a top-notch group of scientists was dispatched – along with some healthy, willing volunteers – to commence the operation. Alas, the human subjects proved to be incompatible with the procedure. All seemed lost… and then we made the most incredible discovery.

A new type of creature. GIGANTANTHROPUS CRYPTICUS, more commonly known as a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot. We thought it was a mere myth, a projection of Man’s fantastical imagination, but we were wrong. They exist.

Just the confirmation that these beasts inhabit this world would alone shake the foundation of Science across the globe. But we could not pass up this amazing opportunity: fate, it seemed, was smiling upon us. Our endeavors would not be wasted. These hairy mammals proved to be a far more accurate match to our program than mere humans. By combining a unique combination of Nature and Cybernetics, we will produce the most dangerous being on the planet. The quest to create the ultimate warrior shall continue. Project: MEGAFOOT.

Cast And News Details For Italian Horror Short “Deep Shock”

deep shockDavide Melini has announced the cast for his upcoming horror short film “Deep Shock”. The Italian giallo nightmare follows Sarah, who can’t completely overcome the deaths of her grandfather and her older sister. The trauma and lack of sleep cause her to embark on a strange journey of apparitions and murders, apparently caused by her mind. Her worst nightmare has become a reality.

“Deep Shock” will to pay tribute to the Italian film genre called giallo, as in 2014 its 50th anniversary will take place. The title of this project is inspired by the most famous horror movies of two of the most important Italian directors: Dario Argento’s “Deep Red” and Mario Bava’s “Shock”.

The film will star Lucía Guerrero, Francesc Pagès, Paco Roma, Estela Fernández, Erica Prior , Francisco Vidal and will be produced by Fabel Aguilera and Davide Melini. “Deep Shock” will begin shooting this year in Málaga and province (Spain).  The crowd funding campaign for “Deep Shock” will kick off in April.

Third “Maleficent” Trailer Takes Flight


Check out the third official trailer for “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie in what I think will be the best project she has or will ever initiate ever-including saving African villages. “Maleficent” has wings and evil takes flight in the Disney live action adaptation of the most evilest queen ever. The film hits theatres on May 30th and also stars Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville.

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Trailer And Release Date For “The Evil Within”

Phase 4 Films has released a trailer for the upcoming horror movie “The Evil Within” (not to be confused with the upcoming survival horror video game) along with an official trailer. The film is directed by Richard Gray and stars MTV Movie Award Winner Briana Evigan (Step Up 2 : The Streets, S.Darko), Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th), Alex Meraz (The Twilight Saga) and Joseph Cross (Lincoln). “The Evil Within” will be released on VOD and DVD May 6th, 2014. Check out the trailer below.

A group of friends travel up to a cabin, located deep within the forest, and find themselves stalked by an unknown evil. Shortly after arriving, they stumble across a abandoned mine and decide to explore the dark and mysterious tunnels. As the group hikes deeper within the mine, they make a shocking discovery that quickly turns their excitement into fear. Hunted by a mysterious force, the group must work together to escape the mine alive.





Stills And Release Date For “Wolf Creek 2”

WolfCreek2_Wolf-Creek-road-sign-150x150A release date for the U.S. has been announced for Australia hardcore horror sequel “Wolf Creek 2”. The film, directed by Greg Mclean brings back Mick Taylor on VOD April 17th with a limited theatrical run on May 16th.  “Wolf Creek 2” is being released thanks to Image Entertainment and stars  John Jarratt, Shannon Ashlyn, Ryan Corr, and Philippe Klaus. Check out these bloody stills from the film.

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-shooter Mick Taylor.





SRS Cinema’s Fourth Entry “American Gore Stories: Shot On Video” DVD Release Details

AMERICAN GORE STORIES VOL 4: SHOT ON VIDEO ARRIVES ON DVD March 25th, 2014. Four Movies from The SOV Era of the 1980-90’s on DVD for the first time! SRS Cinema, in collaboration with MVD, is proud to present the fourth entry in their popular “American Gore Stories” series, “Shot on Video”.

americangorestoriesDuring the 1980’s and into the 1990’s, a new boom of filmmaker emerged, using consumer brand video cameras and utilizing formats such as VHS, 8mm, SVHS and Hi8mm. The features were rough, the talent behind them ranged, but all of them shared one thing in common – a true love of film making. These movies mostly circulated among the underground film fan networks, but some even cracked into stores like Best Buy, Tower and Blockbuster. But during the early 21st century, these movies were mostly forgotten. But in recent years, thanks to marquee titles like “V/H/S” that were inspired by them, old fans have started to hunt them back down while a new generation of fans have discovered and embraced them like never before. Many of them still remain unavailable on DVD, and prices for original releases on VHS have sky-rocketed on sites like Ebay and Now SRS Cinema has brought four of them together for their “Shot on Video” release.

Synopsis: Four unique & original terror tales: "The Vicious Sweet" - from Ron Bonk, a popular scream queen is abducted by her "biggest" fan. "Shatter Dead; from Scooter McCrae, zombies have overrun the land of the living as one woman tries to make it home; "The Pact" - from Brad Sykes, a haunted house beckons a young woman; "Twisted Illusions" - from Tim Ritter, an anthology of sick & twisted terror tales.

Of the four titles in this set, only “Shatter Dead” has ever been released on DVD! These rare titles are good examples, despite the roughness around the edges, of SOV being done right.

“American Gore Stories: Vol 4” is available via MVD and many major retailers including Street Date is 3/25/14 and the suggested retail price is just $14.95. Visit for more info.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Horror Thriller “Daddy’s Little Girl” U.S. DVD Release Details

daddy's little girlChris Sun’s “Daddy’s Little Girl” coming to US on DVD May 13th 2014 thanks to Vicious Circle Films and SlaughterFX. The Australian festival hit stars Billi Baker, Michael Thomson, Allira Jaques, Holly Phillips, Rebecca Plint, Sean Gannon and Christian Radford. The story takes place in a time when stranger danger is ever present. A single father learns that it's the ones you trust most who have to be watched the closest.

After the police find Derek’s daughter brutally murdered on the beach, he vows to make the culprit suffer for his actions, even if that person is ‘part of the family.’ With careful research into the history of torture, Derek prepares himself and his basement for a week of brutal tactics that will make his daughter’s killer feel the pain that he has inflicted upon so many others.

DVD Release For “The Conspiracy” Details

theconspiracyChristopher McBride’s “The Conspiracy” is one film that manages to revive both conspiracy theories and found footage film style in one gloriously well produced, well directed awesome thrill ride. You can read my review at this link: My Review Of “The Conspiracy”. The film stars Aaron Poole, James Gilbert, Ian Anderson, Peter Apostolopoulos and is quite frankly the most brilliant found-footage styled film to come out in a long while. Details of “The Conspiracy” DVD release have been announced. The XLrator acquired horror will hit shelves on March 25th, 2014.

When two young filmmakers select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new movie, they have no idea the terrifying peril they will put themselves in. When the man disappears without a trace, the filmmakers begin an obsessive quest to uncover the truth that will lead them to an ancient and dangerous secret society. A meticulously researched thriller based on real conspiracy theories, ‘The Conspiracy’ blurs the line between fact and fiction, news and propaganda.

New Trailer And Crowd Funding For “The Suffering”

the sufferingRob Hamilton’s “The Suffering” has released a new trailer just as they kick of the crowd funding campaign for this psychological horror. “The Suffering” stars Nick Apostolides, Regen Wilson and Elizabeth Deo. The film is currently in post-production phase. The crowd funding is currently taking place over on Kickstarter.

A property appraiser fights for his sanity when he's trapped on a rural farm inhabited by sinister beings overseen by a mysterious caretaker.

Official Poster Revealed For “Wolfcop”

Check out the uber-original artistic poster revealed for “Wolfcop” flick. The film is directed by Lowell Dean and stars Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, Sarah Lind, Aidan Devine and Jesse Moss. The film has a June 6th release date set for Canadian horror fans.

It’s not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn. Crime scenes seem oddly familiar... Lou's senses are heightened... and when the full moon is out, he's a rage-fueled werewolf. WOLFCOP is one cop's quest to become a better man…one transformation at a time.


Sneak Peek Look At WWE’s “Leprechaun: Origins”

20120327_Leprechaun_CCheck out this sneak peek from WWE’s revamp of unlucky horror franchise “Leprechaun: Origins”. The film is directed by Zach Lipovsky and stars Brendan Fletcher, Teach Grant, Andrew Dunbar, Stephanie Bennett and Dylan Postl. Details around the film’s plot are being kept pretty tight-lipped at the moment.

Red Band Teaser Trailer For “The Curse Of Doctor Wolffenstein”

Check out the red band teaser for “The Curse Of Doctor Wolffenstein”. The film is directed by Marc Rohnstock and stars Isabelle Aring, Robin Czerny, Roland Freitag, Stephanie Meisenzahl, Mika Metz, and Julia Stenke .

Dr. Victor Wolffenstein, a genius and at the same time devilish doctor, has set himself a huge goal, he wants to become immortal.

In the Year 1930, in a small village and with the help of scientific experiments and occult rituals, he brews a serum (vielleicht besser POTION), which is supposed to help him achieve his goal. But the Serum has an unwanted side effect, he becomes immortal but has to pay a huge price, he becomes infected with necrosis, through which his limbs start to rot and the only thing left for him to do is to replace his body parts.

Dr. Wolffenstein recklessly starts to harvest limbs from the other villagers; he mutilates and kills with no remorse. The villagers don’t put up with this kind of the devil’s work! An angry mob overpowers the Doctor in his office, kidnaps him and buries him alive.

More than 80 years later, five teenagers are on their way to the biggest Rave party of the year. On their way they get stranded in a small village, due to a car accident, now they have to wait for the repair. To get the best out of their situation, the teenagers decide to visit a local discotheque and then the terror begins.

Dr. Wolffenstein is back, with the help of his evil minion the Infiltrator he persuades his victims to come to him. The only thing in his mind is to end his curse, to find the flaw in his serum and to cure himself from the necrosis. Nothing and no one will be safe from him.


First Images Released For Manson Flick “House Of Manson”

houseofmansonCheck out the first images from Brandon Slagle’s “House Of Manson”. The film stars Ryan Kiser, Serena Lorien, Devanny Pinn, Mel Turner, Tristan Risk, Erin Marie Hogan, Suzi Lorraine, and Julie Rose. “House Of Manson” is an unflinching chronicle of Charles Manson's life and the shockwave that he sent through the world.




New Trailer Released For “Evil Rising”

evil risingA new trailer has been released for horror film “Evil Rising”. The film is directed by Jarno Lee Vinsencius and is due out toward the end of the year. It stars Demis Tzivis, Anna Lott, Kase Chlopecki, Peter Hallin, Livia Tsirk, Karen Haugaard, and Asko Päiviö. “Evil Rising” is a Swedish scare flick that plays on paranormal thriller elements keeping with a modern investigation nightmarish scenario.

Five paranormal investigators spend a weekend at a haunted mansion to investigate paranormal activity. When one goes missing they realize their lives are in danger.

My Review Of “Dracula 3D”

dracula3dDario Argento’s “Dracula 3D” sets a tone for the next generation of Argento fans that is a mildly flat sound quizzical sadness. The film was heralded as the great horror master’s return but proves to be anything more than the standard absurdity that quite frankly Dario Argento’s work has always been seen as by me. That sounds really bad  and may make me seem like a horrible horror fan but in all honestly Dario’s films have never been top shelf cinematic gold, the films have maintained a basic over-the-top, ridiculousness that seemed more tongue-in-cheek, grandeur. Which is really what I always loved about his films. If I wanted to watch serious, grounded horror I would always turn to the more mature horror styles like Fulci or America’s own John Carpenter, both of whom maintain a classic balance of dark situation with a black satirical subtext. Argento is awesome because of the simple fact that his films have always been anything but serious attempts at horror storytelling. Which is no different in his revision of “Dracula 3D”. As a kid I reacted much the same way over his classic heralded films “Trauma” and “Suspiria” with the same wide-eyed, confusion that I experienced watching “Dracula 3D”. Okay so “Dracula 3D” carried the absurdity a bit further but not by much more than is his normal amount of off-beat, illogical vision of theatrics.

“Dracula 3D” offers a blended story that seems part classic Dracula lore mixed with Hammer’s own mythos for the Prince of Darkness. There is an obvious lackadaisical approach to Dracula story that begins almost in the middle, forcing the viewer to stay focused on this particular retelling of Bram’s story. There isn’t much that is recognizable and I found myself having to remind myself that I was watching “Dracula” because there is almost nothing other than the names that resembles the classic tale and the film shows more of a Hammer Film’s influence than Bram Stoker. It is a bit cumbersome in creating an instant connection with the film and the characters but I found myself very captivated by this story that almost made for an original counter-piece. The characters fall short of actualizing into multifaceted personas  but I have always found that to be the case with Argento’s characters. The emotion and interactions to the situations his characters often face have always seemed sterile and robotic. It does very little to disconnect me completely from “Dracula 3D” much as the characters in his previous material have not keep me from getting into the films. To me this is one component that makes Dario Argento’s style so Dario Argento. Either you like his film and style or you don’t. The fact that his style of telling a story is often so overtly bad is what I like about his films.

The special effects and sound effects in “Dracula 3D” are borderline terrible. Mostly the effects, they offer more visual spectacle akin to SyFy or below B-movie quality than one would expect from Argento with this caliber of film. Plus the 3D tricks are subpar or mediocre at best. So that was a bit of a downer, even for such a liberal horror fan as I am. I personally don’t get the whole 3D schtick, wasn’t impressed with it as a kid and even with today’s new technology I still am not impressed with it. So that instant dismissal of the 3D gimmick in “Dracula 3D” has no baring in my review of this film. The special effects though is another matter. It was far too cheap to overlook. The sound effects and musical score for the film seems pretty cool, offering an expected creepy, haunting feeling that you would expect in a Dracula or film like this. For me, “Dracuala 3D” is standard Argento level story telling, take that as good or bad. This film is plenty bad and on the cultish, bad movie level there is plenty that will make the film good, at least for those of us who have no decades built delusion that Dario Argento’s work has been anything but bad, tacky awesomely fun cinema wasteland viewing. “Dracula 3D” is a film that, if you are only looking for some tongue-in-cheek, WTF film fun, you may enjoy- I did. However if you only have room for serious horror stories and films that take the Dracula material straight forward then definitely skip this film because it is more laughable than entertaining on that level-but then why would you really be watching a Dario Argento film anyway?!


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