Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Final Character Trailer For "Lake Runs Red" Released

The fifth and final character Trailer For Indie slasher "Lake Runs Red" has been released. This final character trailer, focuses on “Paul” the most mysterious and secretive character in the film. Paul has an uncomfortably close relationship with his daughter Lauren and an unconventional infatuation with her best friend Melissa (Lauren Morris). After years of an unhealthy marriage to his cold, unwelcoming wife Gwen, he yearns for a fresh start, away from the lonely seclusion of northern Minnesota. Paul is expertly played by Michael Hertenstein, a veteran theater and film actor, who most recently performed in a high profile production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the world famous GUTHRIE THEATRE in downtown Minneapolis, this past autumn.  

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf. “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Michael Hertenstein, Helene Donohue, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

5th And Final Character Trailer For "Lake Runs Red" Introduces Paul On December 29th

The producers of “Lake Runs Red,” an independently produced home-invasion horror feature, are proud to announce the upcoming release of their 5th and final character trailer on Tuesday December 29th, 2015, via their official YouTube channel, YouTube.com/LakeRunsRed.

This final character trailer, focuses on “Paul” the most mysterious and secretive character in the film. Paul has an uncomfortably close relationship with his daughter Lauren and an unconventional infatuation with her best friend Melissa (Lauren Morris). After years of an unhealthy marriage to his cold, unwelcoming wife Gwen, he yearns for a fresh start, away from the lonely seclusion of northern Minnesota. Paul is expertly played by Michael Hertenstein, a veteran theater and film actor, who most recently performed in a high profile production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the world famous GUTHRIE THEATRE in downtown Minneapolis, this past autumn.  

"Lake Runs Red" employed a unique trailer strategy for their marketing campaign. The film released five “character” trailers, each focusing on one of the main characters from the film. This is the 5th and final character trailer in an initial series of five.

“The production team has been anxiously awaiting this final character trailer. It subtly and quietly adds a layer of doubt and suspicion to the narrative. It’s a game changer and a perfect way to end this series of vignettes. We’ve said all along that there was more to the story than meets the eye. Watch this one very carefully. I think you’ll be intrigued by what you see,” said Stephanie Riesgraf, producer of “Lake Runs Red.”  

Added Jason Riesgraf, director and co-writer of “Lake Runs Red,” “Michael Hertenstein was a tremendous inspiration to all of us during this production. Michael’s dream was always to be a working actor. Right now, he’s pursuing his dream without hesitation. He’s found wonderful success so far, and we’re so thankful that he donated his considerable performance talents to “Lake Runs Red.”

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf. “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Michael Hertenstein, Helene Donohue, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Red Ratio Entertainment, LLC presents “Lake Runs Red,” an independent film produced exclusively in Minnesota. "Lake Runs Red" triumphantly presents a new brand of home-invasion horror entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, slasher film, and extreme splatter horror. "Lake Runs Red" is scheduled for a 2016 limited release.  

New Featurette 'Book To Film' For Sci-fi "The 5th Wave"

A new featurette has been released for Sci-fi thriller "The 5th Wave" chronicalling the journey from book to film. Directed by J Blakeson and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber, Maggie Siff, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston, Zackary Arthur, "The 5th Wave" hits theatres on January 15th, 2016. The film is based on the best-selling sci-fi, Alien invasion series written by 
Rick Yancey.

In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Psychological Thriller "The Ice Cream Truck" Filming News

Press Release: "Megan Freels Johnston's new psychological thriller The Ice Cream Truck is set to shoot in Spring of 2016. The screenplay for the film is already gaining traction as a semi-finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay Competition. Hilary Barraford and Johnston will serve as producers of the film while many of Johnston's creative team from Rebound are already in place.

Synopsis: "Mary's husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As Mary's family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their new house all alone and ....waits. Although her familiar suburb is a constant reminder of her youth, something seems strange. A local Ice Cream Man with a love of nostalgia starts to kill some of her neighbors. Mary is torn between her mature instincts that something wrong and the distracting memories of her younger days."

New Poster And Trailer For "The Forest"

Check out the new poster and trailer for upcoming paranormal flick "The Forest". The film, directed by Jason Zada, hits theatres on January 8th and stars Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken. " The Forest" has been pumping out some cool promo material including a contest for a trip to Japan, and an interactive site that sends you into the suicide Forest.

Enter the Suicide Forest is an immersive 360 degree sight and sound experience that takes fans right into the heart of Aokigahara, the terrifying real life suicide forest located at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. The experience uses real images taken at Aokigahara.
The experience is best viewed in either mobile or virtual reality using Google Cardboard and your phone. 360 degree video and audio transports fans right into the The Suicide Forest.
Find your friend, trace her path…but leave the forest before it takes you.
Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.”
Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.

Monday, December 21, 2015

"Eden Falls" Enters Pre-Production

Horror Society broke word that Bear Claw Films is in pre-production on Indie flick "Eden Falls" written by Michael Coulombe.Martin Rogers, and veteran writer Victor Miller (writer ofFriday the 13th).

Coulombe, is also slated to direct the Latino drama he wrote You Can Call Me Eve, starring Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis and Eva Tamargo of Tyler Perry’s “The Have & Have Nots.”
Eden Falls is the story of Rob Adams, a freestyle skiing star, who corkscrews 720’s into a nightmare paranoid landscape to save the only woman he’ll ever love.
Coulombe, managed by Shakir Entertainment Management, is teaming up with the multi-talented iconic horror composer Harry Manfredini (the entire Friday the 13th franchise, House and Swamp Thing) to create a new soundtrack for die hard horror fans.

First Trailer Released For "Lilin's Brood"

The first official trailer has been released for "Lilin's Brood". The teaser trailer release was followed by news of the film's distribution deal. " Lilin's Brood" will be available on iTunes and Amazon February 12th, 2016 with pre-sale beginning January 28th. The film is directed by Mansa Mojo Brothas and stars Maxine Goynes, Brent King, Melinda Milton, Alberto Barros, Catherine Paiz, James Wellington, and Sandra Hinojosa.

A “New Media” news coverage team (W.H.I.S.T.L.E.) is stranded near a beleaguered brothel in the middle of nowhere; recovered footage will reveal what happens when they encounter a group of women with a terrifying secret.

My Review Of "Season's Greetings" Anthology

Concept Media's horror anthology "Season's Greetings" brings some devious low-budget fun to Christmas. Directed by Shawn Burkett and Ryan Stacy, this complex story of lives in a small town caught in nightmarish circumstances on Christmas night stars Ayse Howard, Erin R. Ryan, Michael Reeves, Amanda Collins, Kayla McDonald and Kelci C. Magel. "Season's Greetings" offers the classic, cheeky bloody treats that Concept Media is well known for in its Indie, almost homegrown style, filled with organic, practical moments of gore, and twisted humor.

The stories are contemporary slices of gore, slasher, and demonic fun familiar in anthology story-telling. The film starts off with a moment of black satire, brutal and twisted that is more of a bookend effect, both starting and ending the anthology. It is a bit cruel and disconnected as far as the personable component, but it does give us one devilishly entertaining creature to exact a bit of justice within the story. 

The first half of the first story breaks off and we turn to the story of an evil little elf in this sequel to "Elfis". " Elfis 2" offers up another round of rage killing from the tiny evil elf with a slasher's heart. It is entertaining, bloody, and quick. Then we get another devious slice of life from the femme fatale of " Ladies Night" in this third short featuring these female killers out for a bloody good bit of fun- killing local douchebags. It gives us a bit of camp and is true to what the "Ladies Night" has become known for, flipping the roles of predator and prey.

"Season's Greetings" seamlessly finishes with the last half of that brutal revenge piece and gives us some demony delight with "Summon". It is the darkest and most mature of the nightmares found in " Season's Greetings ", and is also the most effective dramatically. Overall this anthology isn't as strong a film technically as " Watch This", but it is entertaining and fun. The effects are cheap, gory good moments that really sell the horror. The big winner in "Season's Greetings" is the musical score and added sound effects, they both were spot on and stellar! If, like me, you enjoy homegrown, low-budget Indie horror, and look for new films to add to the Holiday horror collection then check out "Season's Greetings". It won't be for everyone but I am a fan of Concept Media's work and enjoyed it!

New Official Trailer Released For "Good Tidings"

Check out the new official trailer for Stuart W. Bedford's "Good Tidings". The holiday slasher horror is due out later 2016 and stars Jonny Hirst, Colin Murtagh, Alan Mulhall, Garry McMahon, and Liam W. Ashcroft.  The psychos in Santa suits already has me jonesin' for the 2016 Christmas season!

A horrifically twisted Xmas exploitation tale. A homeless war-veteran with a chequered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted on Christmas Day by three vicious psychopaths in Santa suits. 

Check out my recent interview with " Good Tidings" Director Stuart W. Bedford: Creating Some Christmas Mayhem.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

More News From "The Snowman" Front

More details are emerging from "The Snowman" production. The film adaptation OJo Nesbø’s best seller which is already starring Michael Fassbender will also star Rebecca Ferguson, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Production is set to start on January 18th with release set for October 2017.

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Time For Evil With "6:66 PM"

Deadline has reported Jim Klock's involvement with "6:66 PM", the perfect time for evil. The 'Scream Queens' star will costar in the film with Chad Ridgely, Autumn Federici, Michael Buonomo, and Scott Burkhardt. Klock's will also direct the paranormal horror.

" 6:66 PM" follows a reality TV film crew's staged investigation into the paranormal that becomes terrifyingly real. When the house they’re exploring turns out to be haunted by the ghost of a serial killer, each crew member fights to stay alive and — more important — make their reality show a hit at any cost.

2nd Teaser Trailer Released For '11.22.63'

A second teaser trailer has been released for Stephen King and J.J. Abrams upcoming eight-part event series '11.22.63'. The series is set to debut as a Hulu Original series February 15th. The alternative historical view point story stars James Franco as Jake Epping, Chris Cooper as Al Templeton, Sarah Gadon as Sadie Dunhill, Cherry Jones as Marguerite Oswald, Daniel Webber as Lee Harvey Oswald, George MacKay as Bill Turcotte, Lucy Fry as Marina Oswald, and Leon Rippy as Harry Dunning, with the first two hours directed by Kevin MacDonald.

Based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written by King and published by Scribner, 11/22/63 is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed.

A nine-hour event series, 11/22/63 has received a direct-to-series order from Hulu, and the project marks the first original programming collaboration between Hulu and WBTV. J.J. Abrams, Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk are executive producers of 11/22/63. Carpenter will write the teleplay, based on the novel by King. Bad Robot’s Kathy Lingg is co-executive producer, and Athena Wickham is producer.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Creating Some Christmas Mayhem: My Interview With "Good Tidings" Director Stuart W. Bedford

Stuart W. Bedford's 2016 holiday horror "Good Tidings" is getting some pretty positive early buzz. I for one look forward to the intense and thrilling story that plays on theme of homelessness, human cruelty, and the dying display of cheer and charity that makes the Christmas season so grand. "Good Tidings" is a multilayered tale with heart, and horror.It is a film that already has me counting down to the 2016 Christmas season!

The film follows a homeless vet who becomes victim to cruelty as masked psychos in Santa suits attack him and his companions. Co-written with filmmaking partner Stu Jopia, "Good Tidings" looks to be a great Nightmare treat for next year. I hand the opportunity to ask Stuart W. Bedford some questions about the film. Check out what he had to say about "Good Tidings", film, and especially horror.

A Southern Life: How did the concept for Good Tidings come about?
Stuart W. Bedford: It was actually a bunch of factors. Stu Jopia (my co-writer and producer on Good Tidings) have spent the last few years working on other people’s movies and eventually got to thinking why the hell aren’t we doing this ourselves. Last year, when we started Two-Headed Snake, we actually spent a year developing another project that we were unable to get off the ground in terms of funding.
Frustrated, we looked instead to start a project that we could do ourselves, without relying on a large amount of outside funding. The siege plot perfectly supports that idea so we knew that was the direction we were headed. The idea to go seasonal was actually Stu Jopia’s – he’s wanted to do a Christmas horror his whole life and brought an idea to the table: three psychopathic Santas. It immediately piqued my imagination.

The concept was solidified after we found our location - a disused courthouse in Southport, UK. Christmas is a harsh time for many, and none more literally than the homeless. Once we settled on the idea that our Santas would a crucible for a homeless community, just trying to find shelter for the winter, the concept and story fell together without too much resistance.

A Southern Life: The plot holds a lot of subtext about how society deals with war vets post service, is this an issue that hits home for you on a personal level?
Stuart W. Bedford: I wouldn’t say it hits on a personal level in terms of real life events that have affected me, although both my Grandfather’s served in WWII. The idea for Good Tidings from the start was to create a slasher infused with thriller elements, and the inclusion of a veteran was to support that idea. Of course there are kills and there is fodder, wouldn’t be a slasher without it, but a military character with skills and the ability to keep a cool tactical head gives the film that 70’s horror-thriller Assault on Precinct 13 vibe that we were after.

Although that subtext is definitely there. We wanted to show our homeless characters as people with lives prior to their homelessness – as is of course the case in reality – people with skills and abilities as well as wants and dreams. We also wanted to show that homelessness can touch anyone, from all walks of life.

A Southern Life: Did the story initially start out as a Holiday horror/thriller?
Stuart W. Bedford: Absolutely. We’ve always loved the seasonal genre. Halloween, Christmas, Easter, doesn’t matter. We love it. The seasonal element just seems to add a layer of pageantry to the whole affair and supports that ‘one-foot-in-reality-one-foot-out’ thing that we always seem to gravitate towards.

The Santas – and the title - were the first thing about Good Tidings that came together so it’s safe to say that Christmas mayhem was always our intention from the start!

A Southern Life: The teaser material that has been released shows some pretty vicious characters exploiting the Santa costume, how hard was it to choose the actual design for the psychopaths in Good Tidings, and how important was it to portray such distinct antagonists?
Stuart W. Bedford: In terms of design, the Santas came together really quickly. As I mentioned earlier, they were Stu Jopia’s idea and when he brought them to me, he had a really clear idea of the character design – the type of costume, the masks, everything. Developing the vision of them from there was satisfying.

We did some very early camera tests which we passed to our crew and then did our first photoshoot (a green screen in my living room). This was the first time our performers had put on the get up and been supplied with their weapons. During that day, we did a lot of character stuff and the three of them just seemed to fall into their characters. Despite wearing, effectively, the same costumes and the same masks, they became three distinctly different entities. It was a thrill to be a part of!

It’s one of the things I’m really proud of actually. In the movie, these guys have distinct characters and I don’t think it’s ever confusing as to who’s who. They also have their own weird little story arc which I think further separates them as individual characters, in a sort of Texas Chainsaw murder-family kind of way. I don’t want to give anything away, but they’re not just hack-and-slash killers. They think, they plan and they approach their day of murder with a twisted sense of fun.

A Southern Life: Good Tidings is your first feature as Director, what made you choose this story, and did you always intend your feature debut to be a horror film?
Stuart W. Bedford: I think it’s safe to say I would find my way into horror. My first short was a post-apocalyptic zombie drama called Survivor, actually starring Alan Mulhall, one of the leads in Good Tidings. When I was a kid, horror terrified me and fascinated me at the same time. I was always scared to watch, and didn’t until I was maybe thirteen or fourteen, when my best friend forced me to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 in black and white (so I wouldn’t get freaked out by the blood). What an embarrassing thing I’ve just told you…

But, that did actually break me of my fear and after that the fascination took over. I’m definitelyn drawn to the escapist genres – horror, sci-fi and fantasy. So I’d say I had always intended my first feature to be in one of those genres. But it was joining forces creatively with Stu Jopia, who is the most ridiculously knowledgeable horror enthusiast I’ve ever met, that cemented the genre as the one I would become attached to.

A Southern Life: What were some of the classic horror, more specifically Christmas themed horror, that you drew inspiration from?
Stuart W. Bedford: We have worn a lot of influences on our sleeves with Good Tidings for sure. I think we always will. We are horror enthusiasts first, filmmakers second; the only reason we want to make this stuff is because we love to watch it. Silent Night, Deadly Night is probably the most obvious influence (and of course the 2012’s retelling Silent Night, which was its own kind of badass). As well as both versions of Black Xmas – can’t forget them! I’d also list Don’t Open Till Christmas as another notable Christmas-themed influence on this project.

In terms of non-seasonal influences, we are definitely flying the ‘Assault’ flag proudly – Assault on Precinct 13 being one of the greatest examples of a siege plot out there in my eyes.  The Santas themselves have come from our love of films like Halloween, Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. And believe it or not, there are even a good few Die Hard references and a cheeky nod to Lethal Weapon.
As I say, we wear our influences proudly, but also worked hard in Good Tidings to twist the conventions we know and love to keep the audience guessing at every turn.

A Souther Life: What can horror fans expect from Good Tidings, in both story and horror elements, is the film more suspense or gore?
Stuart W. Bedford: The film does rely heavily on suspense. Our Santas, I think, are unpredictable. They can be anywhere, they’re seemingly always one step ahead of Sam, the protagonist. I tried to create an oppressive movie, in which characters are never safe and the killers can come from any angle, seemingly out of the shadows themselves.  So suspense does play a huge factor in that atmosphere – sometimes it’s as much about toying with the characters as simply killing them.

But that’s not to say we’ve skimped on the gore. The body count is high in Good Tidings and there’s one scene in particular I just know will get us an 18 certificate (R-rating). Without giving too much away, it involves a severed head and an innocent sprig of mistletoe. We have done our utmost to create a film we’d want to watch ourselves – which means healthy doses of suspense and gore, as well as principal characters that we think aren’t just two-dimensional kill fodder.

A Southern Life : Good Tidings has a 2016 release date set, will you take the film through the festival circuit leading up to the 2016 holiday season?
Stuart W. Bedford: We are currently in talks with several sales agents who have approached us after seeing the teaser. I think any deal we strike here will dictate what happens to the film once it’s completed but I would personally really like to see Good Tidings hit the festival circuit. Nothing creates a buzz for a movie like ours like the festival circuit and I would hope that any company we may sign with over the coming months would share our enthusiasm to see the film do the rounds.

A Southern Life: What future projects do you have lined up, and will you stay within the horror genre?
Stuart W. Bedford: I think we’ll definitely stay in horror for the time being. Why wouldn’t we? It’s literally so much fun to create a horror movie, I can’t even describe it. But we’re all also massively into sci-fi I could definitely see us doing that in the future, if all goes well. Sci-fi is one of those genres though; tough to do, expensive.
Saying that, we do have a couple of lo-fi sci-fi ideas in the bank, but we have a good few horror concepts in much further stages of development, so for now, horror is where we’ll stay. Once we’ve sent of the final cut of Good Tidings, we’re going to start work on our next script. It’s hard to say at this stage exactly what that will be – and how we sell Good Tidings may be a deciding factor in what the future holds for us - but we’re definitely excited to start on something new!

A Southern Life: When did you first realize you wanted to make movies, and which do you prefer more, writing or directing?
Stuart W. Bedford: It’s a hard question to answer and one that’s based on many factors. But I’ll keep it simple. I think the moment the thought crystallised in my head was right after watching Shaun of the Dead in the cinema, I think I was 17.

Everything about it captured my imagination; I felt connected to Shaun as a no-hoper in a dead end job myself. Shaun’s Mum – played superbly by Penelope Wilton – looks and acts exactly like my own Mum, and I had nightmares afterwards that it was my own mother that got bit. So it was during the credits to Shaun of the Dead really that I started to think, man I want to do that. I want to make people feel like I feel right now.

Shaun of the Dead started a voracious search to watch every zombie movie I possibly could, and was definitely a Launchpad further into horror for me and in fact, the first script I went on to sell is a zombie movie called Apocalypse.
As for which part of the process I prefer, that’s not exactly a black and white answer. I love writing and it’s actually the part of the process where I feel most powerful creatively – the story is literally shooting out of your fingers. It’s an exhilarating thing. But by the end of that process, I tend to have become insular, isolated, lonely and a little bit crazy. So by the time it comes to directing, I’m really ready to pop the bubble and invite the magical collaborative process that is filmmaking (even just to get my social bar up a little – and yes, that is a Sims reference). The film evolves with the personality of each crew member, you lose a modicum of control but you gain a movie.

But then, by the end of the production, dear god, you are hollow, aching all over and tripping over the bags under your eyes. And the same goes for editing too. So I love each part of the process for its own virtues but am also always happy to be moving on to the next stage.  

A Southern Life: Who are some of your favorite directors, and what are some of your favorite films?
Stuart W. Bedford: There are far too many to list them all but I’ll try to do a cross section! First off John Carpenter has to get a primo mention. I love practically everything he’s ever done and I don’t think any director has influenced my story telling style more than him.

Other major influences include Stanley Kubrick, Guillermo Del Toro, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, David Cronengerg, Terry Gilliam, George Romero, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie, Tobe Hooper, Michael Haneke, Wes Craven, Alfred Hitchcock, Stuart Gordon. The list goes on and on. This is why I love horror; it’s been visited upon by some of the world’s greatest modern visual storytellers.

As for favourite movies, again, that list is long! I think my favourite movie of all time, horror or otherwise, is The Shining; a movie with an atmosphere so oppressive it practically pins you to your seat. If I could ever make a movie even one fiftieth as good as a Kubric movie, I will die a happy man.

Other favourites include: Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing, Hellraiser, Silent Night Deadly Night, Shaun of the Dead, Brazil, Falling Down, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, The Fly, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Dawn of the Dead… jeez, there really are far too many to mention and calling any my favourite makes me feel like I’m cheating on all the others!   

Trailer Released For Russian Horror "The Route Is Built"

The first trailer has been released for Russian Horror "The Route Is Built". The haunted car movie is directed by Oleg Asadulin and stars Svetlana Ustinova, Paul Chinareva, Vitaly Kornienko, Christina Shapovalova. The trailer is in Russian but hopefully an English subtitled version will go online soon.

A recently purchased car is possessed by the spirit of a murder victim disposed within the car. The spirit will not rest until justice is received.

Official Trailer Released For Terminus "

Official trailer for "Terminus" proves all good things must come to an end. The film is set for limited theatrical release in Australia on January 4th with North American release set for January 22nd. "Terminus" is directed by Marc Fermie and stars Jai Koutrae, Kendra Appleton, Todd Lasance and Bren Foster.

Following a near-fatal accident, David Chamberlain makes an unprecedented discovery that will not only determine the fate of his family, but of mankind.

New Poster And Stills For "He Never Died"

Check out the new poster and stills for "He Never Died". The film is directed by Jason Krawczyk and stars Henry Rollins, Booboo StewartSteven OggJordan Todosey,James CadeMichael Cram, and Dan Petronijevic. " He Never Died" lands December 18th. 

Jack, a social outcast, is thrust out of his comfort zone when the outside world bangs on his door and he can't contain his violent past.

Showtime Debuts "Twin Peaks" Teaser Trailer

Showtime has debuted the first teaser Trailer for new series addition to "Twin Peaks".  The limited series run doesn't air till 2017 but has already got fans thrilling with the little bit of promo stuff released. Read the details and check the teaser below.

The critically-acclaimed, ground breaking television phenomenon TWIN PEAKS returns as a limited series to SHOWTIME in 2017. Currently in production, TWIN PEAKS is written and produced by series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost and is directed entirely by David Lynch. While the full mystery awaits, fans can expect many familiar faces, including Golden Globe® winner and Emmy® Award nominee Kyle MacLachlan, who reprises his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.

Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. The town's sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura's killer, the town's secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues..

Get immersed In Virtual Reality Nightmare "Last Man Standing"

Get immersed in new groundbreaking virtual reality nightmare "Last Man Standing". The film can be viewed at http://www.littlestar.com/clever-fox. " Last Man Standing" is directed Dekker Dreyer. Read the full press release below.

Immersive production company Clever Fox, known for branded content, releases their first original narrative experience "Last Man Standing" on Littlstar.com.
Last Man Standing puts viewers at ground zero of the zombie Apocalypse in full 360 degree immersion. The film, directed by Clever Fox's Chief Creative Officer Dekker Dreyer, stars actor Phil Morris known for his roles as superhero Martian Manhunter on Smallville and the voice of villain Vandal Savage in the animated Justice League: Doom. Special makeup FX by Todd Masters of Masters FX, John Wrightson, and Roland Blancaflor.
2016 will be the year that consumer virtual reality headsets become mainstream and audiences are looking for cinematic content. Dreyer, who recently spoke on the TV Academy's Inside VR 2015 panel, believes that immersive storytelling is ready for the next level.
"There's not a lot of people who are making narrative immersive films. There's a lot of experimentation going on and you see incredible 'experience' content that has you standing on the top of mountains or being ringside at a Boxing match, but there isn't much scripted story-driven material. As a filmmaker I'm excited by that and I'm very proud that Clever Fox is joining that shortlist of creators making original scripted projects."
Last Man Standing is not the first horror experience in virtual reality, but it does break new ground.

"Genre entertainment is great for VR because it transports you to another world. As creators you don't have to be concerned with absolute realism and the audience can experience the heightened emotions of being inside this hyper-real fantasy world. With Last Man Standing we wrapped that experience in a traditional narrative and built on that with this this great performance by Phil [Morris]" says Clever Fox CEO Julia Howe
The film is available now at http://www.littlestar.com/clever-fox and can be viewed in your desktop browser, on your mobile device, and in all popular VR headsets via the Littlstar App.
About Clever Fox
Clever Fox (http://www.cleverfox.media) is an immersive production company located in Los Angeles, CA specializing in branded VR content. Founded in 2015 by Julia Howe and Dekker Dreyer Clever Fox brings together teams of industry veterans to create compelling story-driven experiences.

New Atmospheric And Haunting Poster For "The Witch"

Check out the new atmospheric and haunting poster for thrilling period horror "The Witch". The film is due out February 26th, 2016 and is directed by Robert Eggers. " The Witch" stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Graingerand Lucas Dawson.

Set in New England circa 1630, ‘The Witch’ follows a farmer who get cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen-the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies…but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

Four New Character Posters For "Ghostbusters" Reboot

Check out these four new character posters for the all female reboot of "Ghostbusters". The film is due out next summer and heralds the posters' release after the first cast image just a few days ago. " Ghostbusters " is directed by Paul Feig and stars Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, Leslie Jones asPatt Tolan, Melissa McCarthy asAbby Yates, and Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Release Date Announced For "Zombie Croc"

The DVD/VOD release date has been announced for b-movie, creature feature "Zombie Croc". The film, directed by Robert Elkins, has a street date set for February 9th, 2016. " Zombie Croc" stars Brittany Scalf, Apryl Crowell, Crystal Howell, Tony Jones, and Robert Elkins.

A team of researchers and a mysterious hunter known only as ''Crocodile Jack'' venture into the swamp to battle a monstrous resurrected swamp beast that has been mutilating and devouring town locals. As they venture deeper into the swamps losing team members to the gigantic carnivorous undead reptile, they discover that a Voodoo Priest has been orchestrating the resurrection of not only the vicious ancient creature, but a horde of flesh eating zombies as well. It will take much more than big guns and brawn to stop the ZOMBIE CROC!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Official Trailer And Early Release Details For " German Angst"

A while back I posted a very impactful poster teasing an upcoming trilogy of terror. The film is titled "Geman Angst" and the poster art conjures all sorts of emotions and impressions for what will surely be an interesting horror flick. Now the film has a trailer to go with the poster, as well as some early news on release.

"German Angst" is directed Jörg Buttgereit, Michal Kosakowski and Andreas Marschall. The trilogy is slated for an early 2016 release date and stars Lola Gave, Axel Holst, Michael Zenner, and Lila Lorane. "German Angst" will be released on DVD, Blu-ray in North America courtesy of Artsploitation.

The first short, "Final Girl," deals with a lonely woman and her guinea pig, a gagged man. The second short feature, "Make a Wish," starts off as a romantic interlude, until a group of hooligans invade the scene; murder threatens this landscape. In the final short film, "Alraune," events take place in a sex club. Here, a drug heightens sexual experiences, but it also has strange side effects.

Teaser Poster Released For "Rupture"

Check out the teaser poster for Sci-fi flick "Rupture". The film is directed by Steven Shainburg and stars Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare, Michael Chiklis and Lesley Manville. " Rupture" has a trailer due out soon.

A single mother, Renee (Rapace), is kidnapped, by a group of strangers. Taken to a laboratory, she is told that she has a special ability - to rupture. Now, she is transforming into something much more sinister.

Release Date Announced For "The Abandoned"

Eytan Rockaway's horror "The Abandoned" has a release date. The film starring Jason Patric, Louisa Krause, and Mark Margolis is set for theatrical release January 8th, with VOD release to accompany it. This is Rockaway's directorial debut.

Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Martha Marcy May Marlenes Louisa Krause) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity. Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) co-stars in this harrowing thrill ride.

Trailer Released For "Independence Day : Resurgence"

The official trailer has landed for Sci-fi sequel "Independence Day: Resurgence". The film hits theatres next summer, 2016 and brings back Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox. This second wave invasion flick also stars Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, and Jessie Usher. " ID 2" is directed by Roland Emmerich.

We always knew they were coming back. After ‘Independence Day’ redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Official Images From "The Hollow"

Check out these official images from upcoming horror "The Hollow". The film is due out sometime in 2016 and is directed by Miles Doleac. " The Hollow " stars James Callis, Christiane Seidel, William Sadler, William Forsythe, and Jeff Fahey.

When a U.S. congressman’s daughter passing through a small town in Mississippi dies in a mysterious triple homicide, a team of F.B.I. agents descends to investigate, the team’s brilliant but jaded lead agent battling demons both past and present, as his beautiful, tough-as-nails partner tries to hold him and the case together. They find a struggling and corrupt sheriff’s department, a shadowy and much-feared figure, who seems to be pulling all of the town’s strings from his mansion on the edge of town and a local victim with a strange connection to a number of the town’s most prominent figures.

Horror Director Patricia Chica to teach The Unlimited Actor Method in lush Mexican Retreat

Horror Director Patricia Chica to teach The Unlimited Actor Method in lush Mexican Retreat

The Unlimited Actor, an inspiring new paradigm in actor training, shifts the focus of the art of acting from “thoughts” and “actions” into the realm of character “energy,” the fountain-spring from which thoughts and actions flow.
  “Based on my years of experience as a director of actors and non-actors, I recommend this technique to any creative performing artist and filmmaker, as it infuses performances with an authenticity that is connected to the inner life force. You can also use this method to humanize darker characters (e. g. villains, monsters, zombies, vampires, werewolves, witches, psychopaths, victims) making them compelling and believable on screen. Production value elevates when you use these tools, especially in low budget genre films,” says acting coach Patricia Chica, who has been using energy work with the actors in all her award-winning films.

Award-winning filmmaker Patricia Chica (Ceramic TangoSerpent’s LullabyA Tricky Treat), recognized for her innovative work with actors, invites performing artists of every skill level to join her for a 4-Day Retreat exploring The Unlimited Actor method. This technique was created by mentor and master teacherNancy Mayans in New York. Mentored by Mayans, Chica has teamed up with another certified 
Mayans coach, Fátima López (Mexican actress and Best-Selling author) to create this cutting-edge workshop.
This unique and ground-breaking creative experience will be set against the backdrop of Tepoztlán, Mexico, a magical location renowned for its strong electro-magnetic field, adding an exciting charge to the powerful energy work.
Students will discover the empowering tools that expand their understanding of how energy galvanizes their character work using this effective method. They will quickly be able to craft nuanced performances through the use of sound, colour, laughter, and dance. These exercises are designed to help students access their Emotional Depth, increase the scope of theirImagination, sharpen their Focus, create a Radiant Presence, and move into their "creative zone" withconfidence

The Unlimited Actor expands the actor’s own commitment to the craft. It ignites an energy in them that magnifies all the other techniques they already have in their toolbox, and brings a greater depth and authenticity to the characters they play. As for filmmakers and stage directors this method empowers them with an understanding of how to use energy in their own creative work directing performances.
During this retreat, students will discover new possibilities and gain creative confidence. They are able to elevate their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual potential in order to reach a more connected performance,” adds Chica.
  • The Retreat includes 4 nights accommodation at the quiet 5-star Buena Vibra Resort & Spa, which is situated among nature and lush gardens;
  • Delicious homemade breakfast;
  • Vegan/gluten free snacks and lunches during the workshop;
  • Daily yoga and meditation with a Teacher;
  • Visit of El Tepozteco ancient Temple on top of the mountain;
  • Visit of the village, market, arts & craft shops and ice cream parlors;
  • Local transportation from & to airport and to the activities;
  • On the last day: a curative ceremony inside a Temazcal (pre-hispanic Sweat Lodge), guided by an indigenous shaman, for the cleansing of the Body, Mind and Spirit.
Prices of the Retreat (excluding airfare) range from$1170 to $1740 depending on the room size. Please register early as places are limited! We offer a $150 discount before December 24th, 2015. The perfect gift for the Holidays.
The Unlimited Actor Retreat gives a complete recharging of energy, creativity, and self-confidence to actors, performers and filmmakers.
For more information about The Unlimited Actor Retreat:
Tel. US/CAN: + 1 (310) 957-4508  •  Tel. Mexico: + 52 (55) 4381-8092


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