Saturday, June 27, 2015

Alien Mosquito Attacks Brazil In New Creature Feature "Mosquitoid"

The aliens have landed and they are out for blood! Brazil is under attack from mosquitoes from outer space in new creature feature "Mosquitoid". Check out the teaser unleashed for the movie. A crowd funding campaign has kicked off for what looks like one cool ass, entertaining ride into monster horror! The campaign is happening on Indiegogo so go check out all the lovely stuff to pick from by funding this one!

"Mosquitoid" is directed by  André and Marcos de Castro and filmed with the same concept that brought "Grindhouse" to life. The film tells the story of a giant mosquito from Planet Endfly, who finds a crack in a black hole in space and comes to Planet Earth. When he comes to Ribeirão Preto, a city that is experiencing an epidemic of the same mosquito, because of the excess of still water, he promotes chaos. His bite is deadly, it's not like the normal mosquito. His giant stinger kills the person's immediately, however, its venom takes effect. The dead turn into zombie-mosquitos and attack the city's population. In the story there are several characters. The mosquito goes through numerous funny situations because of his personalities. Mad scientist, drag queen in the adaptation process, frenzy in sorority, clumsy soldier, sensual colonel, two crazy hippies, space warrior, among others. All this washed down with very black humor, blood and some sensuality.

MOSQUITOID - NIGHTS OF "TERROR" Original Teaser from Marcos de Castro on Vimeo.

Read my thoughts on Mosquitoitd here! Alien Mosquitoes Out For Blood!

"Dude Bro Party Massacre III" Release Date Announced

5 Second Films has announced the release date for slasher comedy "Dude Bro Party Massacre III". The film will release on July 7th On Demand/iTunes. Directed by Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, Jon Salmon and stars  Alec OwenPatton OswaltPaul Prado, Andrew W.K.Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jimmy Wong, Greg Sestero, Michael Rousselet, Mike James, Nick Kocher, and Brandon White. There are tons more bros in the flick and betties.

 Wow! With that much man-meat the film has to be filled with tons of sex and full frontal right?! NO? Okay well that is probably a whole nother kind a film, but if the pay-off is blood, guts and gore then I am cool with that! Oh and check out the new clip featuring Ripstick played by Andrew W.K. 

Actually "Dude Bro Party Massacre III"  ...follows BRENT CHIRINO as he enters the oil-misted halls of the DELTA BI THETA fraternity. Brent isn't just any pledge... he's a legacy. And it's a legacy of death. See, Brent is here to solve the mystery of his identical twin brother BROCK's murder, and he'll do anything to crack the case... even attempt the frat's most daring prank of all time. After the Deltas' senior prank causes two commercial jets to collide over an orphanage, they're punished to a weekend at The Old Sorority House by the Lake. But they're not the only ones there... a mysterious killer named MOTHERFACE lurks nearby. She knows the bros' deepest fears... and she's taking advantage of those fears to pick them off, one by shirtless one, in increasingly gory ways. It's a race against time for Brent to discover the mysteries of his brother's death before Motherface butchers them all!

Ripstick And The Horror Shtick!

Official Trailer Released For Cannibal Nightmare "The Green Inferno"

The official trailer has been released for "The Green Inferno". The cannibal nightmare is from the warped and wonderful mind of Eli Roth and stars  Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira (Love her!) Daryl Sabara, Nicolas Martinez. "The Green Inferno" will thankfully consume horror fans when it hits theatres on Sept. 5th, 2015.

A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Cannibals freak me the fuck out!

Teaser Trailer Released For "Deimosimine"

Check out the teaser trailer for upcoming horror "Deimosimine". The film kicked off a crowd funding campaign earlier this month, with plenty of time left for backers to get in on the project. Directed by Chad Armstrong, starring Rhiana Howell, Tom Hagale, Ashley Coughlin, Darren Cain, Richard Chandler, and Joseph Bodkin, "Deimosimine" now has famed, award-winning actor "Robert Nolan signed on to the project! So yeah this is one to watch for, anticipate, and salivate for!

Cindy is a twenty-something girl who has had a rough life. She believes that her wealthy mother killed her father and got away with it. After years of running from this horrible past, she turns to heroin to cope with her painful memories.
Embarrassed by her daughters addiction, her mother seeks out a doctor who has created a cure for all addictions…a drug that induces fear within the addict, a fear so frightening and real that, theoretically, the patient will not want to go back to those dark places, and thus stop using.
Cindy becomes addicted to this drug (Deimosimine), and starts to believe she is hunting down demons, monsters, and aberrations, but in reality is slaughtering humans, becoming a mass murderer. As she ups her dosage, the drug begins to alter the chemical balance in her brain, and she begins to become enveloped into this dark other world without the heroin.

Head to A Southern Horror Fan's Place to get my thoughts on "Deimosimine"! A Demonic Drug For All!

New Poster Released For "Some Kind Of Hate"

A new international poster has been released for supernatural horror "Some Kind Of Hate". The film is directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer and Ronen Rubinstein, Sierra McCormick, Grace Phipps, Lexi Atkins, Spencer Breslin, Sarah McCormick and Brandon Eaton. "Some Kind Of Hate" premiered at Stanley Film Festival and set to screen at Fantasia on July 26th. 

A bullied teenager is sent to a reform school where he accidentally summons the spirit of a girl, herself a victim of bullying, who takes vengeance on his tormentors.

Lincoln accidentally conjures vengeful spirit, Miora Karp, the ghost of a girl who committed suicide after being bullied herself. Lincoln fights to keep Miora from losing complete control. 

My thoughts on this story here: 
Conjuring Some Kind Of Hate

FilmRise To Introduce North America To Scariest Place On Earth!

Press Release:
FilmRise has acquired North America home media rights from Gravitas Ventures for the hit Sundance documentary-horror hybrid The Nightmare, a terrifying examination of the mysterious phenomenon known as sleep paralysis. The Brooklyn-based distributor will release the film on DVD and Blu-ray on August 4, 2015.
In The Nightmare filmmaker Rodney Ascher – who previously helmed the acclaimed Room 237 – combines captivating interviews, otherworldly bedtime re-creations and heart-stopping scare tactics to explore sleep paralysis, a condition between wakefulness and sleep in which the victim is conscious of his or her surroundings but completely immobilized. The film terrified audiences at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it was hailed as “one of the scariest documentaries ever” (Eric Kohn, IndieWire). Variety’s Justin Chang described the film as “a unique hybrid of documentary and horror-thriller… playful, visually inventive… Ascher has pulled off something uniquely impressive.”
Gravitas Ventures will release The Nightmare in select theaters and on Video on Demand platforms beginning June 5, 2015. The film was produced by Campfire and Zipper Bros Films.
“The Nightmare is without a doubt one of the most terrifying and original films of the year, and we are thrilled to be releasing it on DVD and Blu-ray after the incredible buzz it received at Sundance,” said FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher. “The film defies genre boundaries and will frighten and fascinate audiences of all sorts.”
“Rodney Ascher has proven again that he is one of the most innovative documentarians working today,” said Julie Candelaria, Vice President of Marketing, Gravitas Ventures. “We’re very excited to have FilmRise distributing the film on DVD and Blu-ray so that an even wider audience can experience The Nightmare.”

There are monsters under all our beds!!!!-My thoughts on this post over at A Southern Horror Fan's Place.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

My Review Of "Kruel"

Robert Henderson's "Kruel" is a psychological thriller with hints of horror in one intensely drawn nightmare. The film stars  Kierney Nelson, J.T. Chinn, Dakota Morrissiey, Adam Vernier, Elizabeth Brewster, Ansley Gordon, Cooper Henderson, Keegan Henderson and Tom Riska. It is a horror film without any horror. Yeah I know that that statement is argumentative considering the subject matter, but I didn't feel that "Kruel" had enough horror genre elements to be classified as a real horror movie. 

Now the story that Henderson has devised is captivating and deals with some very horrific realities of society. There is an antagonist that is creepy and nightmarish as all get out. The acting and direction that Robert Henderson takes with this film is stellar on almost all levels of story telling. It is dark, emotional, and often insanely intense. However the story stays in very dramatic, suspense thriller areas where character development and scene building reach a fevered pitch but never deliver any real heat. 

The special effects aren't really present in this "horror" film through 98% of the movie. It is all melodrama, high emotion dialog, and really cool scene transitions that combine with some very retro horror designed sounds. Only there is no real horror present. Everything stays suggestive or just not approached. Which sucks because had Henderson thrown in some noticeable giallo styled gore or graphic violence, then "Kruel" could have been a breakaway hit. Unfortunately everything stays pretty PG-13. There is one singe boob shot and one moment of gushing blood, but that comes "too little too late" for me personally.

Overall I have to say that "Kruel" is going to disappoint almost all horror fans going into this film expecting anything other than a really emotional, dramatic story. As I have said-there is no real horror here. The subject matter is horrific, the drama is intense and the story is well written. It is all just a bit "Lifetime Movie Network Adjacent". I got the same experience while watching this film that I have gotten mistakenly watching a few of the church produced "horror films". Still the acting and story are pretty nice. Just wish that the film was marketed as psychological thriller or dramatic thriller, instead of Horror thriller.

Why I felt this way about "Kruel" . Find out over at A Southern Horror Fan's Place!

Michael Dougherty's Much Heralded Return Inches Closer With "Krampus" @ Comic-Con

Disney isn't the only ones rockin' the Christmas In July madness! Which I have to say instantly became my official countdown to the holiday season! Anyway, Legendary film is in on the Summer Ho-Ho with a bit of horror as "Michael Dougherty's long heralded return, "Krampus", hits Comic-Con. You can just smell the blood-stained snow as it covers the lands!

"Krampus" stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, David Koechner, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, and Stefania Owens. The film will hit Hall H at San Diego Convention Center on July 11th @ 2:30. 'Krampus" slays in theatres this December, kicking off the Christmas season holiday death toll for Holiday horror fans around the world.

I think next to "Dismembering Christmas", "Krampus" is one of my most anticipated holiday horrors of 2015. The list is still being written...I won't post the official Christmas 2015 horror list until October 31st. But these two flicks are my Number 1 and 2 ! Incidentally it has been announced that Michael Dougherty will also bring us our long awaited sequel to "Trick 'r' Treat". So yay!

Official Trailer For "PA 5: The Ghost Dimension" Released

The first official trailer for "Paranormal Activity 5: The Ghost Dimension" has been released. The film is the final chapter in this runaway hit saga that follows one family's haunting delimma, (with one break away story). 5 is directed by Gregory Plotkin and stars Nathan Brewer, Jay Hierson, Ivy George, Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw. "PA 5: The Ghost Dimension" is due out on October 23rd, 2015.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension centers on the Fleeges — father Ryan (Chris J. Murray), mother Emily (Brit Shaw) and their young daughter Leila (Ivy George) — who move into a house and discover a video camera and a box of tapes in the garage. When they look through the camera’s lens, they begin to see the paranormal activity happening around them – including the re-emergence of young Kristi and Katie. The video camera footage will be presented in 3D in theaters.

First Trailer For "The Devil's Carnival" Musical Follow Up Released

Press Release:
After triumphant collaborations on 2008’s REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and 2012’s THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL: EPISODE ONE, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise. In ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, Lucifer sets a plot in motion against Heaven and all hell breaks loose.
ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL stars (in alphabetical order) Victoriandustrial rocker Emilie Autumn, Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), heavy metal hotties the Butcher Babies, Chantal Claret (Morningwood), Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy), Briana Evigan (Step Up franchise), Brea Grant (Heroes), David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), J Larose (Insidious), Mighty Mike Murga (Mini Kiss), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Adam Pascal (Rent), rap icon Tech N9ne, Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Marc Senter (The Lost), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera).
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Terrance Zdunich with music & lyrics by Zdunich and Saar Hendelman, ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL is produced by Execution Style Entertainment and Cleopatra Music & Films.
For tickets and information on ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, please visit

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DVD Release Details For Cannibal Killer Flick "Appetites"

Cannibal killers raise hell in Cameron Casey's new action horror "Appetites". The film stars James Duval, Lauren Parkinson, Bret Roberts, Travis Eberhard and Chris Cleveland. "Appetites" hits DVD August 4th, 2015. 

Daisy is the all-American girl next door with a hunger for true love and an appetite for murder. Then one day Daisy meets the man of her dreams, only to discover that his own lust for killing might make her his next victim.

16th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Trashiest Trailer Nominee (2015) Appetites...

Trailer Released For German Creature Horror "Der Nachtmahr"

Check out the trailer for upcoming German creature horror "Der Nachtmahr". The film that follows a 17 yr old girl with the world in her hand, who is plagued by a grotesquely malformed creature every night. "Der Nachtmahr" is directed by Akiz Ikon and stars Carolyn Genzkow,  Sina Tkotsch, Lynn Femme, Wilson Gonzales Ochsenknecht,  Kim Gordon,  Uwe Preuss, Hagen Stoll. 

17 year old Tina has everything, at least it seems that way, however she is plagued with nightmares and haunted by a deformed creature night after night. The only person she confides in is her psychiatrist. It is believed that Tina's troubles are a manifestation of her fears. The creature seems to share Tina's fears and sufferings. "Der Nachtmahr" deals with the bizarre and macabre relationship the forms between Tina and the creature. 

New Teaser Released For "Observance"

A cringe worthy new teaser trailer has been released for "Observance" that will give you the chills! The film is set to premiere at Fantasia Film Festival in July and follows a private eye reluctantly returning to work after personal tragedy. "Observance" is directed by Joseph Sims-Dennett and stars Lindsay Farris, Stephanie King, Tom O'Sullivan, John Jarratt, Benedict Hardie and Brendan Cowell.

In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy, Parker reluctantly returns to work as a private investigator. Embarking on an unusual assignment to observe a woman from an abandoned apartment, Parker witnesses bizarre happenings surrounding her, unaware that the derelict building that he surveys her from has birthed a dark presence which slowly threatens to consume him.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Release Details For Adrienne King's "All American Bully"

Adrienne King stars in the upcoming slice of Horror Americana, "All American Bully" which hits VOD and DVD June 23rd! The film is directed by Jason Hawkins and costars Daren Ackerman, Alexander Fraser, Alicia Rose, Dara Davey, Patrick Ford, Darren Hicks. Check out the trailer below. "All American Bully" is being released courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing. 

Three friends try to cope after one of them is victimized by a bully, and their lives are slowly torn apart as the they fall deeper into a twisted web of buried secrets, ignorance, and revenge.  Through it all, Principal Kane (King) rules her small town high school with an iron fist, teaching harsh lessons to students and faculty alike.  The vicious cycle leads to a disturbing and violent conclusion where it turns out no one is truly innocent. 

"Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws" Gets Ready For Summer Assault

"Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws" will finally sink its teeth into summer on July 1st, 2015. The film is gearing up for its world premiere in Auckland, NZ on June 27th. "Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws" is directed by  Andrew Todd and Johnny Hall. It stars Campbell Cooley, Johnny Hall, Steve Austin, Roberto Nascimento and Kathleen Burns, with David Farrier, Stig Eldred, Isabella Burt and Juliette Danielle.

Twelve years after the events of the nonexistent first film, Ghost Shark returns - and this time he's after the city of Auckland. Tormented by his past, Mayor Jack Broody calls in Tom Logan, expert ghost shark hunter, to protect his citizens and defeat the creature. But Logan brings with him demons of his own. "Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws" began its life as a faux trailer in August of 2010, and an unexpectedly high volume of online attention quickly prompted Kiwi directors Andrew Todd and Johnny Hall to turn the trailer into a feature film. The movie has no connection to SyFy's more-recent "Ghost Shark".

DVD Cover Art And UK Trailer For "KillerSaurus"

Check out the UK DVD cover art for reptilian creature feature "KillerSaurus". The film hits shelves in UK on July 6th, 2015. Also check out the very Crononberg-esque promo poster for the film and the DVD trailer.

"KillerSaurus" is directed by Steve Lawson and stars  Julian BooteHelen CrevelSteven Dolton,  Vicki Glover, Kenton Hall.

When a scientist runs short of funding for his life-saving medical Bio-Printing research, he accepts an offer of investment from a shadowy military organisation. In return, he is forced to use his technology to create the ultimate battlefield weapon - a full size Tyrannosaures Rex. After a horrific accident in which the dinosaur massacres his research team, the scientist shuts down the project. However, his investors demand results and it can only be a matter of time before the deadly T-Rex is unleashed upon the world.

First Teaser Trailer For "Deep Sea Monster Raiga VS Lava Beast Ohga"

The first teaser trailer has been released for "Deep Sea Monster Raiga VS Lava Beast Ohga". The film is Shinpei Hayashiya's latest, the third in the series of Reigo/Raiga movies.

Creature Design Revealed For "CobraGator"

The creature design has been revealed for Roger Corman's newest monster movie creation. "CobraGator" will star Michael Madsen,  Lauren Parkinson and Paul Logan. The film will be directed by Jim Wynorski. Not much else is known about the project but the beast does look formidable. Wonder if he will face any of the other serpentine leviathans in the future, like say Mega Snake, Mega Python or even Piranhaconda?

Four Characters Explored In New 'Scream' Series Vids

Four of the characters to be featured, and gleefully exploited, in MTV's new series 'Scream' have been explored in new videos released. Check them out below, as we prepare for the series premiere  June 30 on MTV at 10 PM EST. The show has its faithful hopefuls, and its share of harsh critics. I am keeping an open mind. After all I first though 'Teen Wolf' was gonna be some half-ass hacky bit of cheese, and I have been devoted to that series reboot from the first episode.

Scream: The TV Series, everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is fair game. What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town’s troubled past. The show stars  Bex Taylor-Klaus, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Connor Weil and Amadeus Serafini.

DVD Release Details For "Reichsfuhrer SS"

Press Release:
SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce an official release date for the Nazi Horror Film Reichsfuhrer SS. The movie will be Available in the US and Canada on Blu-ray and DVD on November 24th 2015. Just in time for the holidays. The DVD is the Unrated Directors Cut, and is loaded with extras like a Full Motion Menu, Deleted Scenes, Before and After Effects Reel, Scene Selection Page, Alternate Credits, Audio Commentary and Movie Trailers. The blu-ray has all the same features but also includes the Theatrical version as well as the Unrated Directors Cut, all in Full 1080p HD.
Synopsis: The Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler was Adolf Hitler’s most loyal henchman and one of the most feared men of WWII. Surprisingly, he had only one problem… He had no stomach for murder! When the Reichsfuhrer-SS becomes physically ill during the execution of Russian POW’s on the Eastern front in 1941, ruthless, careerist SS General Hans Shellenberg rats Himmler out to the Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler. Hitler tests his loyal Heinrich, forcing him to commit the murder of a Polish prisoner named Danuta with his own hands… thus awakening the Monster within him that will horrify the world for generations to come! Himmler may please his Fuhrer in 1941, but what awaits him after he commits suicide in 1945 is nothing less than Hell itself. See what happens when Himmler meets Erebus, the gatekeeper of Hell! See the nightmarish suffering that awaits the infamous Nazi leader who murdered millions!
The movie stars: David B. Stewart III, Angelina Leigh, Chuck Maher, Martin Slamon, John Martineau, Tina Krause, Tammy Jean, Joseph Barford, Anthony Cerrano, Kelly Weston, Joe Ronca and Carmela Hayslett. Reichsfuhrer SS was Written and Directed by David B. Stewart III with Cinematography by John Martineau and was Produced by David B. Stewart III and John Martineau.
Reichsfuhrer SS will be Available in the US and Canada on Blu-ray and DVD on November 24th 2015, and will also be coming soon to Comcast Xfinity Cable TV and the Top VOD Sites like iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, M-GO and More via SGL Entertainment with their partners MVD Visual and Indie Rights Distribution.

International Trailer Released For "Harbinger Down"

Check out the international trailer for sci-fi/horror "Harbinger Down". The film is directed by Alec Gillis and stars Lance Henriksen, Matt Winston, Giovonnie Samuels, Camille Balsamo, Wnston James Francis, Michael Estime, Jason Speer, Reid Collums, Mick Ignis, Edwin H. Bravo, Milla Bjorn, Kraig Sturtz. "Harbinger Down" hits VOD and limited theatrical release on August 7th, 2015 with a DVD/Blu-ray release on September 1st.

A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship’s crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation.
Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren’t about to give up the warmth of human companionship.


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