Saturday, April 11, 2015

Trailer Released For “The Tormented”

The TormentedA trailer has been released for Tim Pickett’s upcoming horror film ‘The Tormented”. It stars Marnie Baxter, David Powell, Bruce McGuire, Barbara Di Bartolo, Michele Bevilacqua, and Matt Patresi. “The Tormented” follows pagan ritual and supernatural happenstance focusing on a couple’s new start after the tragic loss of their young son. The film is currently in post-production with a release slated for later this year.

After losing their 4 year old son in a tragic car accident Clare and Paul Knox decide to start a new life in Calabria, Italy. Paul settles into his new job as an engineer on the Strait of Messina Bridge building project while Clare, a photographer, picks up her camera for the first time since the accident, photographing the beautiful Calabrian countryside. But the past has a way of staying in the present and Clare begins to unravel unable to deal with the truth behind the loss of their son. Meanwhile, Paul learns that his boss Max VelonĂ , who is also the local town's mayor, is the regional Don of the oldest and most powerful criminal organisation in Italy, the 'Ndrangheta. As Paul and Clare's relationship disintegrates, Paul finds refuge in the arms of a mystical woman Eliza, who is at odds with Max due to the suspicious death of her niece. Max is a man who gets gratification from female misery and Claire presents him with the perfect prey. Max's depraved intentions towards her soon .

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THE TORMENTED TRAILER from Tim Pickett on Vimeo.

Feature Film And TV Series Franchise For “The Dark Tower”

Sony Pictures and MRC have teamed up to develop a feature film series and accompanying TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” novels. The current script, written by Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner, for the upcoming film is based on the first of the book series called 'The Gunslinger'. The horror fantasy story revolves around the relationship between Roland and Jake.Pinkner is executive producing, while Goldsman (through Weed Road), Imagine Entertainment's Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing. Stephen King is going to be producing in some capacity as well.

King said "I'm excited that The Dark Tower is finally going to appear on the screen. Those who have traveled with Roland and his friends in their search for the Dark Tower are going to have their long-held hopes fully realized. This is a brilliant and creative approach to my books."

dark-tower-booksSony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman said "There are few projects out there that compare with the scope, vision, complex characters and fully drawn world that Stephen King has created with The Dark Tower. I am a giant fan. And, as Stephen himself does, we love the direction that Akiva and Jeff have taken. This is a great opportunity for a director to put his or her stamp on a cool global franchise."

Friday, April 10, 2015

Release Details Announced For “Strange Blood”

SBThe VOD/DVD release date has been announced for Chad Michael Ward’s horror “Strange Blood”. The film starring Robert Brettenaugh, Alexandra Bard, Anna Har, Barbara Jadczak, Thomas O’Halloran, Scott Harders will be available on VOD April 28, 2015 with DVD release on June 9th. The film is based on a concept by Pearry Teo.

When a brilliant but obsessive scientist goes to extremes to develop a universal cure-all, he finds himself infected with a bizarre parasite that begins to transform him into a blood thirsty madman. With time running out, he must find a way to stop monster that is growing within and prevent the rest of the world from being "cured".

First Trailer Released For ‘Human Centipede 3: The Final Sequence”

HC3“The Human Centipede 3: The Final Sequence” has released its first trailer. The film hits VOD and theatres on May 22nd. “The Final Sequence” stars Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Tom Six, Eric Roberts and Clayton Rohner. It is directed by Tom Six.

Bully prison warden Bill Boss (Dieter Laser), leading a big state prison in the US of A, has a lot of problems; his prison statistically has the highest amount of prison riots, medical costs and staff turnover in the country. But foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him, together with the sizzling heat, completely insane.

Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. A revolutionary idea which could change the American prison system for good and save billions of dollars. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. Having nothing to lose, Bill and Dwight create a jaw-dropping 500-person prison centipede.

Poster And Trailer For “Sinister 2”

Sinister-2-Poster-610x903Check out the official poster and trailer for horror sequel “Sinister 2”. The film hits theatres August 21st and stars Shannyn Sossamon, Tate Ellington, James Ransone, Nicholas King, Laila Haley, Jaden Klein, Lea Coco and Howie Johnson. “Sinister 2” is directed by Ciaran Foy.

In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity.

Release Date Announced For “The Eve”

The Eve“The Eve” is coming!

The Eve” is being released on TVOD (iTunes, Vudu, Xbox, and Playstation) on April 24th, with other platforms following. The film stars Al Thompson, Maria DiDomenico, Miranda Noelle Wilson, Evan Bass, Rick Estabrook, Margaux Kelley, and Jody Mullins. Directed by Ritchie Steven Filippi. Produced by Evan Bass and Angel Acevedo. Co-Produced by David M. Rheingold.

A group of friends heads off to the remote island of Martha's Vineyard to celebrate New Year's Eve and reconnect. As tensions rise, an unforeseen presence halts celebrations and instead turns their holiday into a fight to live through to the new year.

Horror Comedy “A Tricky Treat” To Premiere 68th Cannes Film Festival

ATrickyTreatA Tricky Treat, the new horror-comedy directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Patricia Chica and executive produced by Tara Kurtz will launch at the Short Film Corner of the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The director and producers will be on-hand for screenings at the festivals Film Market.

Vividly gory and uncomfortably playful, the film revels in the shocking fate of a man kidnapped by a very strange family and offered as a plaything to two children.

A Tricky Treat

director Patricia Chica notes, “I wanted to create an interesting metaphor, using role reversal, about how humans become voraciously consumptive for the sake of ceremonial tradition—slaughtering masses of turkeys for Thanksgiving, leveling vast acres of trees for Christmas, and harvesting fields of pumpkins for Halloween."

The cast includes Leonard Waldner, as the captive, and the sinister family members are played by Steve Brewster, Andrea Fletcher, Keira McCarthy and newcomer Marco Reilly. The short's script was written by Kamal John Iskander (Jesus Comes to Town, The Gospel according to Charlie).

Patricia Chica (director-producer), Grace Santos (producer), Byron A. Martin (producer) and Tara Kurtz  (executive producer) will participate in the exhibition at Cannes. The team will also take meetings at the Film Market regarding their next feature film projects: MontrĂ©al Girls (a coming-of-age dark comedy, written by Kamal John Iskander) and Wolverine Hotel (an edgy, dark thriller written by Canadian Andrew Lynch), both directed by Patricia Chica.
“Deliciously vile.”  —Fangoria Magazine
“A dainty little treat.”  —Horror Movies Uncut
“Gorey, disturbing, and the payoff is perfect!”  —Film Classics Virgin
“It does more in the short time given it than some movies do in 90 minutes. It’s visceral, bloody, creepy and has a certain delicious ending.”  —Horror Cabin

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

“Christmas At Dracula’s” Special Charity Event At University College Cork

Christmas At Dracula’s” will premiere at a special charity screening in aid of SVP / UCC in University College Cork at the end of April. Tuesday April 21st- 24th El Diablo Productions latest film, a horror/comedy will host the charity event on campus at 8:00 pm at Boole Basement. All proceeds from the movie will go to the UCC St. Vincent de Paul Society, the oldest charity in UCC. The charity works with some of the most vulnerable and underrepresented people throughout Cork.

Think ‘ Rocky Horror Picture Show’ without the singing, think ‘ Young Frankenstein ’ or ‘ The Producers ’ and you get an idea of what ‘ Christmas at Dracula’s ’ is about! This low budget Irish feature is the brain child of first time Feature Writer/Director Simon McKeon. The 22 year old says it is an homage to B-movie kitsch , hammer horror and the old universal horror movies of the 1930’s and 40’s. Blending the different genres into a coherent film has been a labor of love for McKeon.

CADWhat started off as a funny idea when he accidentally stumbled upon a copy of ‘ The Rocky Horror Picture Show ’ as an 18 year old, has become an all consuming passion and huge learning curve! From the first draft of the script to the final finished film has been a 4 year odyssey that has taken many twists and turns along the way. “We wanted to use old school values while incorporating some aspects of modern cinema” said the young director, who’s influences include Martin Scorsese and Quintin Tarantino.

El Diablo Productions ‘ Christmas at Dracula’s ’ was shot entirely on location in Co. Cork, Ireland and utilises the beauty of the scenery and the many historic buildings of a bygone era. The film stars Conor Dwane as the eponymous Vampire, alongside seasoned actors Michael O’Dowd, David Coon, Lorraine Comiskey, John Browne, to name but a few.

Told through the eyes of The Invisible Man, Count Dracula has hit rock bottom, so with the help of his noble companion Igor, he decides to throw the greatest Christmas party of all time. He invites to this The Wolfman, Medusa, The Wicked Witch, Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and The Invisible Man. But when two killers arrive at the door, things slowly begin to spiral out of control. And Dracula's faith lies in the hands of one creature...death himself

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Crowd Funding Starts For Psychological Horror “Chain”

ChainThe crowd funding campaign for psychological horror, short film “Chain” has gone live. The campaign is set up on “Chain” is described as dark and atmospheric, as a man battles to trap supernatural forces and face perilous hazards in order to get home through a series of corridors. The film is to be directed by Christopher Reith.

“Chain” tells a darkly atmospheric story of a man struggling to get home to his apartment, when suddenly and without warning he finds himself lost in a distorted labyrinth plagued by terrifying shadows and barbaric traps. The film promises to be stripped down to the basic elements of horror focus on building strong dramatic tension.


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