Saturday, April 19, 2014

First Images From “Lost River”

The first images have been released from monster movie “Lost River” (formerly “How To Catch A Monster”). The film is Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut and stars Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendohlson, Matt Smith, Barbara Steele. The film will show at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.



Pagan Festival Shout Out: Festival In Honor Of Eostre/ Opet In Honor Of Taweret

Happy Eostre! April 20th is so many things this year, Easter to Christians, 4.20 to stoners, and a time to honor Eostre for pagans. Personally I do pretty much all that pertains to Eostre, I gave up the Christian overture long ago… I do celebrate 4.20 and since it falls on Easter this year it just seems serendipitous that April 20th is truly an awesome day. Also as most celebrate Eostre , let us remember that it is also a day to honor the Egyptian goddess Taweret.

First Eostre:

Ēostre is a Germanic divinity who, by way of the Germanic month bearing her name. She is the goddess of purity (the holy water), youth and beauty (the young maidens), as well as one of new life beginnings. Her true festival date is March 21st during the spring Equinox but since pagans where converted to Christianity by blending the heathen ways into the Catholic dogma, Eostre is also honored on Easter as well as on her true festival date.

Eostre first makes her appearance in literature about thirteen hundred years ago in the Venerable Bede's Temporum Ratione. Bede tells us that April is known as Eostremonth, and is named for a goddess that the Anglo-Saxons honored in the spring. He says:

"Eosturmonath has a name which is now translated "Paschal month", and which was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, in whose honor feasts were celebrated in that month.

Now for Taweret:

taweretIn Egyptian mythology, Taweret (also spelled Taurt, Tuat, Taouris, Tuart, Ta-weret, Tawaret, Twert, and Taueret, and in Greek, Θουέρις"Thouéris" and Toeris) is the protective ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility. The name "Taweret" (Tȝ-wrt) means, "she who is great" or simply, "great one," a common pacificatory address to dangerous deities. The deity is typically depicted as a bipedal female hippopotamus with feline attributes, pendulous female human breasts, and the back of a Nile crocodile. She commonly bears the epithets "Lady of Heaven," "Mistress of the Horizon," "She Who Removes Water," "Mistress of Pure Water," and "Lady of the Birth House."

As a fertility goddess she was also associated with the innundation, particularly at Gebel el-Silsila. According to "The Book of the Dead", Taweret guarded the paths to the mountains of the west which led to the underworld and could also use magic to help the deceased pass safely through that dangerous and frightening land. She was associated with the so called "magic wand" or "magic knives" used during labour to ward off evil. These magical tools were usually made of hippopotamus ivory, and included depictions of the goddess.

Taweret’s festival is the Opet festival, ancient Egyptian festival of the second month of the lunar calendar. In the celebration of Opet, the god Amon, Mut, his consort, and Khons, their son, made a ritual journey from their shrines atKarnak to the temple of Luxor (called Ipet resyt in pharaonic Egyptian, hence the name of the festival). Scenes of the festival in the Colonnade of the Temple of Luxor carved during Tutankhamen’s reign (1333–23 bce) show priests carrying statues of Amon, Mut, and Khons in barks through the streets of ancient Thebes, thence onto river barges and on to Luxor. Following this appearance to the populace, the statues remained in the temple of Luxor for about 24 days, during which the city remained in festival. The images were returned by the same route to their shrines in Karnak in a second public appearance that closed the festival. A direct survival of the ancient cult is seen in the present-day feast of the Muslim holy man Sheikh Yūsuf al-Haggāg, whose boat is carried about Luxor amid popular celebration. His mosque stands in the northeastern corner of the first court of the temple of Luxor, over the foundations of a Byzantine church.

My Easter/4.20 Horror List

I have been running possible films for Easter Sunday through my brain. I plan to blend in the obvious 4.20 flicks like the Evil Bong series and Hansel & Gretel Get Baked but the Easter films have been more difficult. I am focusing on ones that I haven’t seen as often. So here is my list of Easter horror for Easter Sunday.

1First up I plan to watch “Serial Rabbit” (2005) directed by Brett William Mauser.

Every year on Easter, a brutal serial killer stalks Texas searching for victims lacking spiritual awareness. This year, the serial killer has found Austin's hottest rave, and a slew of new victims.

2After that I have “Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill!” (2006), directed by Chad Ferrin, for my second film.

Remington, a murderous grifter cons his way into a mother's heart, putting on a fatherly facade to her cherished son, Nicholas. But the second she leaves for work, a torrent of abuse rains upon the gentle boy. Remington heads out for some hookers and invites his dilettante-child molester-drug-dealer buddy over to abuse Nicholas. In the meantime, the only comfort the boy gets is in confiding with his new pet bunny. Debauchery is at hand but Nicholas is nowhere to be found but someone wearing the mask of the beloved holiday hopper shows up ready to deliver a blood-splattered night of unspeakable carnage.

3The third holiday horror on my list is Dustin Mills “Easter Casket” (2013).

All hell breaks loose when Peter Cottontail aka The Easter Bunny hears that the Catholic Church is about to do away with all Easter rituals not pertaining directly to the resurrection of Christ. With Father Asher (A warrior priest) hot on his trail Cottontail starts a rampage leaving the bodies of the clergy (and a few schoolgirls) in his wake. Can Asher stop him before its too late?

4My fourth film to round out my Easter themed horror viewing is “Critters 2” , a staple and must for me every Easter. The film is directed by Mike Garris and for a holiday about eggs it is perfect.

A batch of unhatched critter eggs are mistaken for Easter eggs by the country-folk inhabitants of Grover's Bend and, before long, the ferocious furballs are on the rampage again.

5Of course these films will be mixed in with the “Evil Bong” franchise and “Hansel & Gretel Get Baked” because tomorrow is 4.20 which makes Sunday a double holiday celebration for me and my horror flick fun fest.

EVIL BONG: Meet EEBEE, a vintage bong with the mysterious power to grant truly killer highs! Hypnotized by EEBEE, college nerd ALISTAIR McDOWELL (David Weidoff) and his stoner roommates - including LUANN (Robin Sydney) and JANET (Kristyn Green) - take a toke and EEBEE sends them on a wild trip to her Bong World. There they encounter Eebee in her full evil glory, sexy but deadly dancers, and a veritable Full Moon smorgasbord of guest stars…

6Directed by Duane Journey.

A brother and sister battle a witch who lures teenagers into her suburban home with her special blend of marijuana where she then proceeds to kill and eat them to maintain her youth and beauty.

Crowd Funding Started For British Horror “The Cavern Dwellers”

TCDThe crowd funding campaign has kicked off for British horror film “The Cavern Dwellers” over on Indiegogo. The film is set to be directed by Dean Baldwin who also wrote the script for the film. “The Cavern Dwellers”  has signed Holly Henderson, Claryn Scott, Ricky Lawton, Mark Hil, Paul Barrow, Adam Johnson and Sean Hutchings to the cast.

“The Cavern Dwellers” is based around the legends surrounding the Crank caverns in the Rainford area of St Helens  Merseyside. In the early 1900’s a series of eerie disappearances and horrific attacks were reported at the Crank Caverns forcing the authorities to send the army to investigate. Horrified by what they found two soldiers had no choice but to seal the caverns off forever using explosives.

A Century on and William and his friends like to get their kicks by exploring sites of haunted and mythical interest. When the group decide to spend a night at the caverns they get more than just myth as a series of tremors in the area unearth an ancient evil. Lead in to the caverns by a mysterious stranger the group soon get split up and encounter a tribe of blood thirsty cannibals that feed on human flesh. With his friends dying one by one and his pregnant girlfriend in mortal danger William must choose whether to run like a coward or break the habit of a lifetime and venture into the darkness to face The Cavern Dwellers.

Official Trailer Released For Sci-fi/Neo-Noir “Time Lapse”

tlThe official trailer for Bradley King’s sci-fi/neo-noir “Time Lapse” has been released. The film stars Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn, Amin Joseph, Jason Spisak, Sharon Maughan and David Figlioli. Once you've seen the future, you can't look away...

Three friends discover a machine that takes pictures 24hrs into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing images begin to develop. Check out the trailer and movie stills from “Time Lapse” below.






Check Out The First Clip From Horror/Thriller “Preservation”

1The first clip has been released for Christopher Denham’s “Preservation”. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend and stars Wrenn Schmidt, Aaron Staton Pablo Schreiber, Cody Saintgnue, Nick Saso, Michael Chacon.

Brothers Sean and Mike Neary, along with Mike’s wife Wit, head out on a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. But ignoring the closed sign and heading deep into an overgrown nature preserve, they soon find their troubles are only beginning. When all of their gear is stolen, they immediately turn on each other. But the hunted can only survive so long standing alone. Just when you think you have heard the story before, Preservation twists into a sharp and startling take on why we fight and, in our tech-obsessed age, what we have been missing out on in the great outdoors.

Second Teaser Released For 2015’s “Devil Within”

devil withinA second teaser trailer has been released for Steve Rahaman’s “Devil Within”. The film is set to premiere at Long Island Film Festival on May 15th 2015 and stars eth Hendricks, Erik Wegner Kim Parshley, Lily Spellman, Steve Rahaman and Edna Winston.

David Hayes, dealing with a tragic loss, moves with his wife Lucy to help them be a family once again and let go of the past. They soon find that the pain of the past cannot be so easily forgotten as darkness can rise from anyone, anywhere, or anything.

Trailer Released For Sci-fi/Thriller “The First”


The first trailer for sci-fi thriller “The First” directed by Jacobo Rispa has been released. The film stars Vivi Pineda, Anthony Guzman, Joss Waleska, Eva Tamargo, Manuel Uriza, Chaz Mena, Byron Haigh and follows Vancouver detective Sara returning to her native island in Latin America in an attempt to look for her missing sister.

When people around her start to act strangely she doesn’t know whom to believe anymore, and  has to decide whether to save her family or stop a suspected alien invasion.

Scream Factory Blu-ray Release Of “Pumpkinhead”


Scream Factory has announced a Blu-ray release for classic creature horror “Pumpkinhead”. There isn’t word yet on an exact release date for the film that stars Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Kimberly Ross.

Stan Winston’s 1988 monster film PUMPKINHEAD (one of our most highly-requested titles) will be coming to the ‘factory’ on Blu-ray for the first time this September! And…its 1993’s sequel PUMPKINHEAD II: BLOOD WINGS will be released on the same date too!

PUMPKINHEAD will be a “Collector’s Edition” (in fact, artwork is just about done) and PUMPKINHEAD II will be its own separate release. No further details to report at this time but we'll keep you posted on developments during our “Summer of Fear”.

“I Spit On Your Grave 3” Announced

Okay I am kind of thrilled to see this rebooted franchise still going. I have made it known that I preferred the original “I Spit On Your Grave”  much more than the remake but I love that the film was remade and in such away that is not a carbon copy of the original. So I am glad that CineTel Films has announced “I Spit On Your Grave 3” will be pre-sold at Cannes this year. No word yet on who will write and direct the third installment but some details are out…

“I Spit On Your Grave 3”  will focus on a serial killer that uses a crisis hotline to target rapists. One of the counselor’s has a dark past, which sends Detectives sniffing in her direction — but is she the killer they’re looking for? (source: Bloody Disgusting)


Friday, April 18, 2014

My Review Of Documentary “Alien Encounter At Loch Ness”

aealnReality Entertainment’s documentary “Alien Encounter At Loch Ness” sets out to guide cryptid fans and enthusiasts into more otherworldly areas of explanation for the second most notable creature of cryptozoology, the Loch Ness Monster. The film is directed by Philip Gardiner and explores the more recent phenomenon of UFO sightings over the loch. With first person interviews, a quick history of Nessie sightings throughout the ages and some pretty vibrant post-production editing effects blended with some scenic shots, “Alien Encounter At Loch Ness” focuses on a few personal stories from Loch Ness area residents mixed with re-hashed information that most people have heard many times over but the documentary still manages to seem updated and relevant. I know-normally I trash these things for not giving me something new at a time when so many shows are out there doing just that-offering new material.

This documentary actually entertained me somewhat better than previous Reality Entertainment films. “Alien Encounter At Loch Ness” starts with a casual intro mixed with a Nessie enthusiast who has made the rounds lately as being one of the last decades few souls who produced some visual clue to a creature in the famous loch. This is the first time I am hearing his account first person, though I have read and seen his photos before it was nice to see him in this film. A lot of the film is really visual gimmicks that act as a means to stall between informative sequences with obvious intention being to burn up time count for the documentary. That normally would irritate me but in “Alien Encounter At Loch Ness” the blend of such artist stylization and mesmerizing soundtrack sequences create a nice hook for this documentary. One thing Reality Entertainment does is create some really artistic material as opposed to cold, sterile interview only, or bland material like some of the other films.

Why is this documentary relevant? Because it comes at a time when most researchers are declaring that Nessie, or the last of this cryptid species has died off. “Alien Encounter At Loch Ness” gives a few newer accounts and interviews people who are present today at the loch who have collected possible evidence, all be it minimal evidence. So that keeps Nessie and the mystery surrounding the Loch Ness fresh and continuous-far from dead as a lot of papers, blog sites and scientific types would have us believe. Plus it puts our minds into new fantastical realms as far as why Nessie proof is elusive and what otherworldly component is at work in the on-going tale of the creature. UFO sightings are a more recent phenomenon over the loch and the end of this documentary delves into the relationship between the Loch Ness Monster and Aliens. Personally I find it suspect but the accounts have been documented before this film was made and it is a new area for enthusiasts to ponder while holding out hope for definitive proof of the creature’s existance. So “Alien Encounter At Loch Ness” does offer an entertaining and fresh piece to the Loch Ness puzzle.

Original Screenplay By “Cross Bearer” Director Up For Sale

Adam Ahlbrandt has announced he is auctioning off the original screenplay to an unproduced horror film. On his Facebook page Ahlbrandt stated that “Children Of Torture” was set to be produced back in 2007 before financing fell through. The film which follows the indoctrination of new members into a satanic cult is being auctioned on eBay to show “potential investors that there is interest in making the project without watering down the extreme aspects of it.”

“The film's title "Children Of Torture" has been a sticking point, even though the film doesn't involve a single minor”, the “Cross Bearer” director went on to say showing is affection for the project which fell through due to backers withdrawal in the production of the film due to “ extreme aspects”. Aspects that Ahlbrandt thinks future investors will see as important enough to the story not to watered down. Based on “Cross Bearer” I am sure there is plenty of interest out there and a film should never be forced to white-wash a story in order to appeal to a wider audience. Which is why I am posting the story here. Also the person who wins the bid will gain the rights to produce the film if the final ticket exceeds 10,000 USD.

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Rama Navami (Hindu Festival For Birth Of Rama)

Rama NavamiApril is a wonderful month in a season filled with rebirth and celebrations of gods born during this season. April 19th is Rama Navami, a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of the god Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya. Rama, the 7th avatar of Vishnu, is the oldest known god having human form. The holy day falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navaratri (Vasanta Navaratri) celebrations. Rama navami is one of the most important Hindu festivals.

Followers of Hinduism in South India normally perform Kalyanotsavam (marriage celebration) with small deities of Rama and Sita in their homes, and at the end of the day the deity is taken to a procession on the streets. This day also marks the end of the nine-day utsava called Chaitra Navaratri (Maharashtra) or Vasanthothsava (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu) (festival of Spring), which starts with Gudi Padwa (Maharashtra). According to recent astrological studies, some consider his date of birth to be January 10, 5114 B.C.E.

Some highlights of this day include
  • Kalyanam, a ceremonial wedding performed by temple priests
  • Panakam, a sweet drink prepared on this day with jaggery and pepper.
  • Some people put a small idol of Rama in a cradle, symbolizing the significance of the day and offer prayers to it. Community meals are also organised.
  • Procession of murtis in the evening, accompanied by playing with water and colors.
Followers of Hinduism fast or restrict themselves to a specific diet in accordance to VedaDharma. Vedic temples are decorated and readings of the Ramayana take place. Along with SriRama, people also worship Sita, Rama's wife; Lakshmana, Rama's brother; andHanuman, an ardent devotee of Rama and the leader of his army in the battle against the rakshasa Ravana, the Brahmin king of Lanka. Some people put a small idol of Rama in a cradle, symbolising the significance of the day and offer prayers to it. Community meals are also organized.

In Northern India, an event that draws popular participation is the Rama Navami procession, also called Ratha Yatra. The main attraction in this procession is a gaily decorated chariot in which four persons enact the divine pastimes of Rama, His brother Lakshmana, His queen Sita and His pure devotee, Hanuman. The chariot is accompanied by several other persons dressed up in ancient costumes as Rama's soldiers. The procession is a gusty affair with the participants praising echoing the blissful days of Rama's rule as the Supreme Emperor on Bhuloka (Earth).

DVD Release Date Set For “Scavenger Killers”

SKPress Release:

Everyone’s heard of the “long arm of the law.” What if there was a homicidal maniac attached to it? Midnight Releasing announces the July 1st DVD, VOD, and Digital Download release of SCAVENGER KILLERS, a blood and guts contemporary tale of justice gone very, very wrong.

SCAVENGER KILLERS will be available across the US and Canada on a variety of platforms, for the ultimate convenience in viewing. DVD availability is set to include Walmart, Target, Redbox, and more. On the digital side, the film will be available on all major and minor cable VOD channels as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, and others. SRP for the DVD is $24.98.

A no-holds-barred, wickedly modern spin on the Bonnie and Clyde legend, SCAVENGER KILLERS features a stellar line-up of classic character and veteran genre actors including Eric Roberts (“In Cold Blood,” The Dark Knight), Charles Durning (The Sting, North Dallas Forty), and Robert Loggia (Scarface, Independence Day) along with a quirky appearance by Dustin Diamond (“Saved by the Bell”), among others. Directed by Dylan Blank and co-written by Kenneth Del Vecchio and Rachael Robbins, SCAVENGER KILLERS goes over the top with the voluptuous contributions of scream queens and Playboy models Rachael Robbins, Suzi Lorraine, and Angela Little.

Starring Robert Bogue (“The Following”) as charismatic and respected Judge Taylor Limone and co-starring Rachael Robbins (Bikini Bloodbath Christmas) as sultry, scheming attorney Clara Lovering, SCAVENGER KILLERS graphically portrays what can happen when the pressures of bringing the most heinous criminals to justice ferments into a darkly psychological and sexual pursuit of perverse pleasure. The sensual becomes seethingly sinister when these two citizens see to it that justice is served their way!

Bonus features on the SCAVENGER KILLERS DVD include Behind-The-Scenes, Behind-The-FX, and footage from the world premiere at the 2013 Hoboken International Film Festival.

First Ever Zombie Movie App “The Hunting”

the huntingIn an ever evolving modern world where tech changes how we view our media, apps have become the new port of horror. I have seen it with psycho killer films, and paranormal flicks so a zombie app film is just a given. And “The Hunting” is the film to give it to us. It is the first ever zombie horror movie app with user interaction.  That last detail puts this film above the pack allowing viewers to determine the film’s direction as the main character. Bloody fucking brilliant!!!

Directed by Allan Plenderleith and developed by Jason Stewart, “The Hunting”- the world's first interactive zombie movie app, The film has been a two year development shot entirely on the iPhone. You awaken one morning to a disturbing sound downstairs. Something is on your house. What do you do? Your mobile phone is ringing in the kitchen. You investigate. A figure stands in the kitchen. Suddenly it lunges, attacking, biting, fighting. You fight it off, grab your phone and try to escape. But every decision is crucial, and you can't think straight with the sound of your own heartbeat pounding in your skull. You make it out alive, your girlfriend has called. Unable to get through to her you listen to her message. She is being attacked. She's near the farmhouse. You have to help her. NOW!

PART TWO - ENTER THE WOODS. 3 times longer than part 1 and 10 times more harrowing!

“Asylum: The Lost Footage” Now Available VOD

Asylum The Lost FootageDan T. Hall’s “Asylum: The Lost Footage” is now available VOD on Vimeo On Demand. The film is the story of a group of amateur ghost hunters who go missing as they explore the bowels of an abandoned insane asylum in search of evidence of the “Lady in White” said to haunt the grounds.

 The only evidence of their ill-fated quest are video cards discovered by workman demolishing the dilapidated buildings of the old asylum. Salvaged footage reveals the ghost hunters last horrific moments lost in the underbelly of the madhouse in this chiller from the director of Central State: Asylum for the Insane.

U.S. Release Of Apocalyptic Thriller “Aftermath” Announced

aftermathImage Entertainment has announced the U.S. release of apocalyptic thriller “Aftermath”. The Peter Engert directed film will hit theatres and VOD July 18th, 2014. “Aftermath” stars Edward Furlong, Monica Keena, William Baldwin, Andre Royo, Bo Mitchell, Luis Da Silva Jr., C.J. Thomason, Randal Reeder and Christine Kelly.

Searching for a happy ending to a tale of unimaginable disaster and horror, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar in rural Texas. The United States has hastily become embroiled in World War 3. A young doctor named Hunter survives the nuclear attack and is thrown together by happenstance with a group of wounded and frightened victims, including Elizabeth, a strong-willed confidant to Hunter, Brad - an antagonistic redneck jackass, and Jennifer, a barely coherent young woman suffering from severe post-traumatic stress. Together, they attempt to endure the devastating holocaust as they struggle with claustrophobia and conflicting personalities. In a makeshift shelter, Hunter and his dying companions wait for news from the government while fending off hunger, radiation sickness, and a horde of frightened and dying refugees.


DVD Release Set For “Hazard Jack”

hazard jackIndie slasher “Hazard Jack” has a release date. The DVD will hit shelves May 13th, 2014. Horizon Movies announced the release of David Worth directed horror which follows A group of college friends who select an abandoned hospital to host their regular paintball wargame which turns into a real life bloodsport.


“Hazard Jack” stars Amanda Maddox, Alison Lani, Kevin James Sporman, Macauley Gray and Jason O'neil Hudson in this modern day nightmare that has players, distracted by drugs and sex, at the mercy of Hazard Jack, a a decorated soldier in Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 His return to the United States gave him only unemployment and scorn. He snaps, and seeks vengeance against those who have already forgotten the sacrifices he made for the country. So he sacrifices them instead. When you play Hazard Jack’s game, everyone loses.

Vamp Horror “Dr. Liebenstein” To Premiere At Motor City Nightmares

dr liebensteinThe vampire horror “Dr. Liebenstein” is set to have it’s world premiere at this year’s Motor City Nightmares Film Festival. “Dr. Liebenstein” is directed by Erik Karl and stars Erik Karl, Claire Coppi, Kevin Craig Wesley, Monica Szaflik, Travis Porchia, Robert Carroll, Adi K, Dan Nosek, Lauren Angeline, Shannon Buckel, Casey Hartnett, Deneen Melody. The film will show at the Sheraton in Novi, Michigan on Friday at 5 p.m. in movie room 2.

When a menacing vampire is summoned from the darkness and begins terrorizing couples in Chicago, a doctor with a haunted past is determined to confront and destroy him.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First Trailer And New Images Revealed For “Getting Schooled”

Fangoria revealed the first trailer for upcoming horror film “Getting Schooled”. The high school throwback horror is described as “the Breakfast Club of horror” so that alone makes me amped about seeing this film. “Getting Schooled” is directed by Chuck Norfolk and stars Mayra Leal, Roland Ruiz, Jacob Byrd, Morgan Tyler, Susan Ly, Tom Long and Nick Nicholson with the iconic Ron Jeremy as Janitor Dan. Also check out the grue and goo of the recent images released for this sick puppy.


In 1983, a group of High School students (A brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal) in a day of detention must run for their lives when a teacher in a wheel chair turns out to be an ex black ops soldier having a murderous flashback

Swedish Film “LFO” Picked Up By MPI Media

lfoThe dark Swedish sci-fi/comedy/drama , “LFO”,from Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision  has been picked up by MPI Media Group for distribution. “LFO” will be released by Dark Sky Films and is directed by Antonio Tublén and stars Patrik Karlson, Joannaa Iza Tschig, Per Löfberg, Ahnna Rasch. Expect this one to be released later this year in the Fall.

"LFO" is a contained drama with elements of Sci-Fi about a lonely man who, after having lost his family, builds a machine that can hypnotize people with the help of sound.

He begins to experiment with his neighbors where the abuse of power and his own needs takes over. In the absence of his own family, he gets his neighbors to act as his family. At the same time he has an internal struggle with himself and his conscience, where the question is how far he is willing to go.

An urge to change the world slowly emerges when he realizes what a unique tool he possesses.
He has a message, and the world will hear it no matter the price. Eventually he engineers his plan where the consequences are extreme and will affect the entire world.

My Review Of “Black Water Creek: Legend Of Sasquatch”

bws“Black Water Creek: Legend Of Sasquatch” is a low budget film directed by Marshall Ever, Mark Shell that follows crime into nature where the legendary cryptid Bigfoot fights back. The film stars Sabree Anderson, Rodney Bulls, Marshall Ever, Jon Firman, Nelson Irizarry and Alvin Gray. The story follows Officers Rick Shaw and Lisa Willis are brought back onto a cold case after several more bodies turn up in Black Water Creek. Rick Shaw had been on administrative leave after the death of his partner in an undercover drug sting that went bad. Reports of Sasquatch and talk of Sasquatch killing people pushes Rick to the edge, but Rick will not give up pursuit to find the real killer.

This story sounds like a pretty cool one that should have been easy to tell with relative ease. Drug crime encroaching on nature sparks the rise of a supernatural like creature to fight back. ( Much like Godzilla). The only real problem with the story was the writing. Specifically the dialog. Most of which seemed unrealistic to the situation or characters. There was a lot of conjecture within conversational dialog between the characters, meant to justify the situations and relevance but mostly it just came off as out of place and full of holes. There really isn’t much in this story that  was believable or convincing. Also too many of the actors appear to be too amateurish or really disconnected from the story, acting is much more than hyperbolism.

The effects and soundtrack for “Black Water Creek: Legend Of Sasquatch” is pretty amateurish as well. Some of the effects work, mostly because the shadowing or quick glance at the blood or practical effects used didn’t allow for the audience to notice just how cheap the tricks where in the scenes. Other times the gore or death scene were just to fake and poorly managed that it comes off offensive to the horror fan. This film could have been so much more, and the man-in-the-suit creature could have worked had the team behind this film really put more professionalism into the other aspects of the film. There is just too much that doesn’t work in the film for it to really be anything other than a waste of 2,000 dollars. Viewer beware!

Release Date Announced For “Delivery: The Beast Within”

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After acquiring paranormal horror film “Delivery: The Beast Within” , The Collective have announced a release date for the film. Directed by Brian Netto, “Delivery: The Beast Within” will have a limited theatrical run on May 30th in NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, and Indianapolis with a May 27th date set for the VOD release.

“Delivery: The Beast Within” stars Laurel Vail, Danny Barclay, and Rob Cobuzio and follows the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who agree to document their first pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show. The production spirals out-of-control after the cameras capture a series of unexplained events, leading Rachel to believe that a malevolent spirit has possessed their unborn child. Delivery is told through the show's abandoned and unaired reality footage, as well as testimonials from friends, family and crew members, providing a first-hand account of the Massys' tragic story.




Check Out The New Festival Poster For “Zombeavers”

A new minimalist festival poster has been released for upcoming horror/comedy “Zombeavers”. The film is directed by Jordan Rubin and stars Cortney Palm, Hutch Dan, Peter Gilroy, Rachel Melvin, Jake Weary, Lexi Atkins, and Bill Burr. “Zombeavers” has it’s world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival this Saturday.

Zombeavers is an action packed horror-comedy about three college girls who go on a care-free vacation of drinking games, topless sunbathing, and sexual exploration. Their frolicking fun comes to an abrupt end when toxic zombie beavers try to EAT THEM.


A New Poster Released For “SX_Tape”

A new poster has been released for upcoming horror, thriller “SX_Tape”. The film is directed by Bernard Rose and follows Adam and Jill who attempt to spice up their relationship by recording a sex tape in an old abandoned mansion. However, it quickly becomes apparent that they’re not exactly alone in their new ominous surroundings. Soon the couple realizes that some sex tapes should never be made as their kinky adventure turns into a desperate fight for survival. “SX_Tape” stars Caitlyn Folley, Ian Duncan, Diana Garcia, and Julie Marcus.

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Check Out The New Trailer And Poster For “Cold In July”

Cold-in-July-PosterA new trailer and poster has been released for Jim Mickle’s “Cold In July”. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance. “Cold In July” stars  Michael C. Hall, Vinessa Shaw, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, and Nick Damici. The action, thriller hits VOD and in limited theatres May 23rd, 2014.

On a hot Texas summer night in 1989, family man Richard Dane (Hall) awakens to the sound of a burglar breaking into his home. In a panic, he shoots the intruder dead—but this nightmare is only just beginning. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when the burglar’s ex-con father, Ben (Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Misled by the cops and desperate for answers, Richard embarks on an increasingly berserk, bloodstained quest to discover what really happened that night.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Teaser For FX’s ‘The Strain’

the strainCheck out the new teaser for FX’s series adaptation of ‘The Strain’. The series is based on the trilogy of books written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan and gives us a new species of blood suckers to fear.

A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

First Image From “Extraterrestrial”

The first photo has been released for The Vicious Brother’s sci-fi/horror “Extraterrestrial”. The film is directed by Colin Minihan and has it’s world premiere set for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. “Extraterrestrial” stars Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, Melanie Papalia, Jesse Moss, Anja Savcic, Sean Rogerson, Emily Perkins, and Fred Keating.

A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods find themselves terrorized by alien visitors.


Trailer Released For “The Green Inferno”

The first trailer has been released for Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno”. The film is scheduled to hit theatres on September 5th 2014 and stars Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids), Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X), Lorenza Izzo (Aftershock), Ariel Levy (Aftershock), Aaron Burns, Magda Apanowicz (Caprica), and Sky Ferreira.

How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In horror master Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle, only to get kidnapped by the native tribe they came to save: a tribe that still practices the ancient rite of cannibalism, and has a healthy appetite for intruders.

DVD Trailer Released For “House Of Dust”

house of dustCheck out the new trailer released for “House Of Dust” as the horror film gets ready for a May 20th DVD release. The film is directed by A.D. Calvo and stars Inbar Lavi, Steven Grayhm, Eddie Hassell, Holland Roden, John Lee Ames, and Stephen Spinella..

No one knows the real horrors that occurred 60 years ago in Redding House Asylum; all evidence was incinerated in its crematorium. But when a group of medical students break into the shuttered hospital, they literally stir up the ashes of the damned. For the mentally unstable new girl on campus (Inbar Lavi of MTV’s “Underemployed”), it will force her to the edge of sanity. And for those who accidentally ingested the cremains of an infamous serial killer, their nightmare of madness and murder has just begun.

Redding House Asylum. For some, it’s a distant reminder of a time when medical treatment of the clinically insane bordered on torture. For an unsuspecting group of college students, it’s the first stop on a journey into terror!
On May 20th, Anchor Bay Entertainment unlocks House of Dust on DVD. The chilling possession shocker features a hot young cast including Inbar Lavi (Street Kings 2: Motor City, Underemployed), Steven Grayhm (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Eddie Hassell (The Kids Are Alright, Jobs), Holland Roden (“Teen Wolf”), John Lee Ames (Days of Darkness), Alesandra Assante, Joy Lauren (“Desperate Housewives”), Nicole Travolta (“Two and a Half Men”), and Stephen Spinella (“24”). House of Dust is priced to own with a $19.98 SRP.
Emma (Lavi) is one of the bright new faces at Camden College. Plagued with visions and voices all her life, she’s now trying to move past her personal demons of schizophrenia and substitute hallucinations with higher learning. Emma joins her friends when they break into the shuttered remnants of the abandoned Redding House Asylum on campus. When they accidentally shatter canisters holding the ashes of former mental patients and subsequently inhale the dust-filled air, they’re soon possessed by the souls once held within them. One of them happens to be a convicted serial killer from 1959…
Inspired by true events, House of Dust opens the door to a nightmare of murder and mayhem.

Full Trailer And Promo Art For WGN America’s ‘Salem’

salem2Some new key artwork promoting WGN America’s ‘Salem’ witch series has been released along with a full trailer. The series premieres April 20th. ‘Salem’ stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Xander Berkeley, Tamzin Merchant and Elise Eberle.


In Salem, witches are real, but they are not what they seem. Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) is the most powerful witch of Salem. She is the wife of George Sibley (Michael Mulheren), the ailing, wealthy head of the Selectmen of Salem. Leading a double life, Mary depends on her faithful servant and friend, Tituba (Ashley Madekwe), a mysterious and ageless accomplice to carry out her agenda. Mary is ruthless, yet vulnerable; her world is torn into two when Salem’s native son, John Alden (Shane West) returns after many years at war. John and Mary were lovers before he left the Puritan town of Salem.


John, a war veteran, takes on the role of being the voice of reason in a town that is obsessed with witch hunts and unexplained phenomena. He realizes that suspicion and fear result in innocent people being victimized. On the contrary, Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel) is a well-educated local aristocrat who fans the flames of Salem’s witch hunt.
John and Mary find themselves in the middle of an epic romance, even as Cotton’s witch hunts engulf the town in hysteria, horror, and the supernatural. 


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