Saturday, September 12, 2015

My Review Of "Siren"

"Siren" is a fantasy, dark fairy tale directed by Jesse Peyronel and stars Vinessa Shaw, Rob Kazinsky, Ross Patridge, Bess Wohl. The film is a very heartfelt, at times romantic, melody of inspiration of love and corruption. Corruption of one's desires, reasons, passions, and life. All of which come attached to the tragic life of one supernatural creature of lore-the siren. "Siren" is also a strong parable of the struggle of women, both as creatures of substance and sexuality. 

Synopsis: Leigh has lived a reclusive existence in a secluded old home on the outskirts of town for her entire adult life. You see, Leigh has excreted extremely potent pheromones.She suffers a life isolated, devoid of honest human connection, and a real knowledge or experience of true love. 

"Siren" tells a very soft, emotional story that explores both the perils and rewards of love, sexual desire, and companionship. The characters have an almost melancholy appearance which contrasts the very dark circumstances of Peyronel's fairy tale. The protagonist has a sad existence, self-exiled from people and the world in order to just live a safe life and fulfilling life. As fulfilling as a creature could live considering that one's very existence creates a desire so strong that it becomes dangerous to be around men, and in women there is a hatred so deep that connection with other females is equally dangerous. 

I love the story, the characters are so tragic, like poor little lumps of lost emotions just wondering the world longing for something more. The cast give very haunting and compelling performances of the characters, and really are what pull you into this dark fantasy. "Siren" does have some tense, slightly thrilling moments. For the most part though, this is really just a suspenseful, and dramatic character study. One that is inspired by a mythical being trying to live a very typical life- as typical as a mythical creature's life could be. What makes Peyronel's story so entertaining and compelling is that the story focuses more on a scientific and biological occurrence that gives rise to Leigh's "siren" like qualities as opposed to one of a mythical creature lurking about man's world. Almost as if this scenario could be similar to the one eons ago that gave rise to Siren lore.

Overall "Siren" is a melodrama more than a thriller. It is a very good film that is total modern fantasy. The atmosphere is at times very "Nicholas Sparks", but a bit darker. The cast are great and the settings are beautiful, whimsical slices of creativity and art. The biggest draw for me personally was Leigh's love interest Robert Kazinsky, and the whole science fiction element surrounding the company that Leigh sold her pheromones to. The story does move slow, and there isn't a heavy horror element to the movie so that will be a downer for most horror driven fans. I would say if you occasionally like the modern fantasy/fairy tale themes with a bit of Nicholas Sparks mixed in then "Siren" is a perfect film. I enjoyed it, 

My Review Of "Gore Orphanage"

"Gore Orphanage" is Emily Lapisardi's mashup of  true crime events that lead up to the hauntingly pervasive urban legends surrounding Gore Orphanage in Ohio, and Mary Bell of Newcastle, England. The film stars Maria Olsen, Bill Townsend, Keri Maletto, Emma Leigh Smith, Brandon Mangin, and Nora Hoyle. "Gore Orphanage" is a microbudget slice of macabre theatre that is chilling, disturbing, and -quite frankly-sad. But then most stories revolving around murdered orphan children usually are...

Synopsis: When 9 year old Nellie's entire family dies, she is taken to Gore Orphanage. She quickly learns that some things are worse than losing her own family and she has to fight to survive before she ends up dead also.

The story that Lapisardi and writer Cody Knotts creates is very stoic, cruel, and captivating. I say cruel because the crimes against these-the most vulnerable of humanity-are truly horrific. And Lapisardi, nor Knotts, shy away from telling this cruelty with vivid, chilling bluntness. Now there is a bit of a theatrical Gothic-ism written in, especially with character drawing. For empathetic persons, or those with a soft spot toward child actors, "Gore Orphanage" offers a bit of an extra bit of disturbia. You can"t help but cringe at the duality of fragile innocents against vicious cruelty. 

The cast give pretty decent portrayals, there are a few small moments when some of the younger actors seem a bit nervous on camera, but for the most part the characters come alive, and you hate that they are dealing with-yeah I am gonna say it again-such CRUEL circumstance. I keep saying it because the whole time I watched the film all I thought was- "You f*cking cruel bitch! Kill that molester and die!" and "Somebody save those poor children!". Anyway "Gore Orphanage" does deal with some sad subject matter, and presents it with a classic, crestfallen energy. 

The special effects are minimal, most of the horror is just in the suggestive nature of the crimes committed against these children, the very auteur presentation of the antagonist matriarch of the film, played by Maria Olsen, and the near slog-styled atmosphere. The soundtrack is more of a simplistic accent that adds context to certain moments, as opposed to films that create an almost companion beast for their stories. Sometimes lack of an all out soundtrack is noticeably missing from a film, however with "Gore Orphanage" the more stripped down, focus on the story, approach really helps to create a chilling, captivating piece of dramatic horror.

Overall "Gore Orphanage" is a decent piece of Gothic melancholia, it will not appeal to those die hard, "scare factor" horror fans that want visceral carnage. It does drag at times as far as energy level and thrills are concerned. It isn't that way through the whole film, and the dark nature of the story, theatrical, almost surreal design of the adult characters in the story, and fate of the children do keep the story entertaining. "Gore Orphanage" is a worthy horror/drama that indie fans will enjoy mostly because it is inspired by two very real, tragic events in history-both of which gave rise to urban legends that still haunt pop culture today. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

My Review Of "Clinger"

"Clinger" is a coming-of-age horror comedy that centers around a girl's first love. The film is directed by Michael Steves and stars Vincent Martella, Jennifer Laporte, Julia Aks, Lisa Wilcox and Debbie Rochon. "Clinger" is a microbudget dark satire of family and friendships in the here and here-after.

Synopsis: Fern Petersen, a driven high school senior, has her life turned upside down when her overly affectionate boyfriend, Robert Klingher, dies in an embarrassing accident. When Robert returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost, he tries to reunite with Fern - only to have his heart broken. As Robert plots to kill Fern so they can be together forever, Fern will have to fight to stay in the world of the living.

"Clinger" has a pretty straight forward story with some really dark, but funny humor written into its classic boy-meets-girl prose. While the acting is decent, and the characters are somewhat developed, a lot of the moments fall flat. I am really not sure why but during the more comedic scenes either the timing, or delivery is just not strong. And yet from a contrast point of view, the scenes that are just casual character development have a natural quality and ease that really delivers Steves and Gabi Duncombe's (writer) vision. 

There are plenty of funny moments, especially during the more physical comedy scenes that are also the horror scenes. The horror comedy aspect of "Clinger" is reminiscent of recent films like "Boy Eats Girl" with its all-out "stereotyped" gag humor, but the characters themselves are a bit more witty much like the characters in classic films such as "Election" with Reese Witherspoon. "Clinger" really has some nice moments. Of course most of the moments come with the bloody, death scenes, interactions between the living and the dead-that usually ends in someone getting hurt, and a few of the actors that just own their characters.

The special effects are above par considering the budget. A lot of the stuff is CGI supported gory elements, but there is equal parts practical effects in the film too. Usually I trash films for relying on CGI to give us the horror but when a film is paranormal (ghosty) in nature I tend to find it acceptable and quite frankly necessary. Plus the effects team, and Steves balanced the CGI, practical effects nicely. And there was enough blood spray and splatter in the film to make any horror fan happy. The musical score wasn't that impressive, actually I don't think any song or sound effects sequence really stuck out to me personally. It doesn't suck-it just wasn't that impressive.  Overall "Clinger" is a horror comedy worth checking out. I enjoyed the horror elements way more than the comedy stuff, but everything balances out in this one, and the cast are really committed to their characters. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Official Trailer For 'American Horror Story: Hotel' Arrives

The official trailer for FX's 'American Horror Story: Hotel' has arrived. The most buzzed about season since 'Asylum' the fifth season returns October 7th. 'Hotel' features an all-star cast of Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock. 

Ryan Murphy serves as Co-Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer and Director of American Horror Story: Hotel and Brad Falchuk is Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Writer. Tim Minear, Brad Buecker, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Alexis Martin Woodall also serve as Executive Producers. The American Horror Story franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

New Horror Reality TV Series Coming In 2016

Press Release:
SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that Insane Filmz have just Inked a deal with Dark Star Records to feature the song “FIST” from the Female Fronted Metal Band Grigori 3, in the Up Coming “Reality Horror” TV Series “The Canadoo”.

THE CANADOO is a New Survival TV series Produced by Dustin Lebleu. The new TV Series will be released Worldwide through SGL Entertainment in 2016. 

GRIGORI 3 is a Band that has had quite a history, they have been featured in magazines, in movies and have performed with bands such as HANZEL & GRETYL, BILE, GENITORTURERS, DOPE, PITBULL DAY CARE ,SLICK IDIOT, DRYKILL LOGIC, and MUSHROOMHEAD.

DVD/Blu-ray Release Details For "The Vatican Tapes"

Press Release:
 Just in time for Halloween, prepare for a battle between good and evil in the suspenseful horror-thriller The Vatican Tapes arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand October 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.This haunting tale of demonic possession stars Olivia Taylor Dudley (Chernobyl Diaries), Michael Peña (American Hustle), Dougray Scott (Taken 3), and two-time Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou (Best Supporting Actor, Blood Diamond, 2006). The Vatican Tapes Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98 respectively.
Angela Holmes is an ordinary 27-year-old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It's all up to Father Lozano to wage war for more than just Angela's soul, but for the world as we know it.
  • Audio Commentary with Director Mark Neveldine, Cinematographer Gerardo Madrazo and Actress Olivia Taylor Dudley
  • "Tale of the Tapes" Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
*Subject to Change
Year of Production: 2015
Title Copyright: The Vatican Tapes TM & © 2014 Lakeshore Entertainment Group LLC and Lions Gate Films Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2015 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG-13 for disturbing violent content, and some sexual references
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: Spanish and English SDH
Feature Run Time: 91 minutes
Blu-rayFormat: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
Blu-rayAudio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD Audio: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Release Details And Trailer For "Last Shift"

Press Release:
A rookie cop’s first night on duty may very well be her last night alive in LAST SHIFT, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Rental/Download on October 6, 2015, from Magnolia Home Entertainment under the Magnet Label. Directed and co-written by Anthony DiBlasi (Dread) produced and co-written by Scott Poiley (Missionary), and produced by Mary Poiley (Missionary), LAST SHIFT stars Juliana Harkavy (“The Walking Dead”), J. LaRose (Dark Places, Saw III and IV), and Joshua Mikel (“Hindsight”) in a supernatural thriller full of “white knuckled scares that will leave you screaming!” (Dread Central).
Rookie police officer Jessica Loren (Harkavy) has been assigned the last shift at a closing police station and must wait for a hazmat crew collecting biomedical evidence. Ordered not to leave the station under any circumstance, Jessica comes to learn that it’s more than just an outdated station… it’s home to the ultimate embodiment of evil, dangerous cult leader Paymon (Mikel), and his devoted followers. Paymon’s murderous spirit has haunted the station ever since he and two of his followers committed suicide on the night of their arrest. Trapped, Jessica is left to fight for her very survival in the devil’s playground.

Additional features of the LAST SHIFT Blu-ray and DVD include “A Journey Into Hell: The Making of Last Shift,” “Paymon Interrogation Viral Video,” “The Ballad of a Green Screen Guy,” and more. The Blu-ray and DVD will be available on October 6th for the suggested retail price of $24.98 and $19.98, respectively.
Special Features:
  • A Journey Into Hell: The Making of Last Shift
  • Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Paymon Interrogation Viral Video
  • Poster Gallery
  • The Ballad of a Green Screen Guy
  • The Sound of Evil: Behind the Foley/Sound Design

AMC Green Lights 'Preacher' Series For Possible Spring 2016

AMC has given the green light for 'Preacher' series, based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's graphic novel series, with a possible May 2016 air date.  The show centers on Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God. Co-starring are Ian Colletti as Eugene Root aka Arseface, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root and Lucy Griffiths as Emily.

'Preacher' is developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Goldberg also directed the pilot episode for the series. 'Preacher' has been a series adaptation of the cult comic for seven years so Rogen and Goldberg are expectantly stoked over the news of the AMC pick up. 

Deadline quoted Rogen and Goldberg stating, “We started reading the comic when it first came out in the ’90s.”. “In many ways Garth’s sense of drama and comedy and Steve Dillon’s visual aesthetic helped form our style, and the idea that we are actually bringing Preacher to life is a dream come true. This is the craziest thing ever and we can’t wait to move forward and work our asses off to make it the best it can be.”

Official Trailer Released For "The Hallow"

The official trailer has been released for award winning filmmaker Corin Hardy's "The Hallow". The film has been received well by critics and will thrill horror fans on November the 6th in limited theatrical release. There is a VOD release that happens on the 5th. "The Hallow" stars Joseph Mawie, Bojana Novakovic, and Michael McElhatton.

Deep within the darkness of secluded forest land in rural Ireland dwells an ancient evil. Feared by the nearby superstitious villagers as cursed creatures who prey upon the lost, their secrets have been kept from civilization and remain on their hallowed ground. But when a conservationist from London moves in with his wife and infant child in order to survey the land for future construction, his actions unwittingly disturb the horde of demonic forces. Alone in a remote wilderness, he must now ensure his family's survival from their relentless attacks.

New Promo Poster And Stills For "Girl In The Woods"

A new promo poster along with some bloody cool images has been released for upcoming horror "Girl In The Woods". The film is directed by Jeremy Benson and stars  Juliet Reeves, Charisma Carpenter, Jeremy London, John Still, Lee Perkins. Also check out the trailer if you haven't already seen it. I for one am interested but I like Charisma Carpenter and enjoy any film or series she is involved in. 

Press Release:
Yield Entertainment has released a new poster and stills for Jeremy Benson’s Girl in Woods. The latest thriller from the director of Shutter and Live Animals, the titular girl must battle nature and her own demons for her survival and sanity in a deserted part of the Appalachian Mountains.
Girl in Woods stars Juliet Reeves (Automaton Transfusion, Zombies, Zombies, Zombies!), Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”, The Expendables), Jeremy London (Mallrats, “Party of Five”) and Lee Perkins (Foxcatcher, KatieBird) and John Still (Hustle and Flow, Live Animals), and introduces Shaun Elizabeth as “Little Grace.”
The death of her fiancé (London) leaves Grace (Reeves) abandoned in a harsh mountain wilderness. Struggling against the elements and fighting off starvation, the fragile shell of her sanity begins to crack. Soon her struggle worsens when she notices a dark figure stalking her, watching her every step. Through memories of her mother (Carpenter) and father (Perkins), Grace finds a long-forgotten truth about herself. It is this secret, long hidden away, that will either lead her to safety or down a path of horror beyond anything she could comprehend.
On his latest film, Benson said, “Girl in Woods was a passion project for us. The idea of doing an origin story to what would be a slasher film interested me, and being able to wrap that inside of a psychological thriller seemed to add a level of storytelling that, as a horror fan, I felt would be welcomed. This film is the birth of an urban legend; one of a mysterious savage that is believed to be killing people in the mountains. I want audiences to be disturbed by what is happening to Grace, and at the end understand the legacy these events leave behind.”

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Official One-Sheet Artwork Released For "All Hallows' Eve 2" Anthology

The official one-sheet artwork promoting upcoming Halloween themed horror anthology sequel, "All Hallows' Eve 2" has been released. The film, which isn't due out till December 1st, is directed by Elias Benavides, Andres Borghi, Jay Holben, Mike Kochansky, The Kondelik Brothers, Bryan Norton, Antonio Padovan, Ryan Patch, and Marc Roussel.

"All Hallows' Eve 2" stars 
Andrea Monier, Bill Oberst Jr, and Damien Monier. 
Alone on Halloween, a young woman finds a mysterious VHS tape on her doorstep—a tape that shows a series of gruesome and ghastly tales that appear to be all too real. But these terrifying glimpses of damned souls are not the only horrors that stalk her. A sinister, pumpkin-faced killer is using the videotape as a portal into our reality; and if he makes it through, this twisted trickster seeks only one “treat”: blood.

Official U.S. Trailer For "Krampus" Unleashes A Christmas Vacation In Nightmareland

The official trailer has finally landed for Hollywood produced Christmas horror "Krampus". I think this is probably the most excited I have been for a big studio backed project since 2009's "Friday The 13th" and 2012's "Cabin In The Woods". At any rate I have loved the Holiday lore surrounding Krampus and glad to see the wider attention given to the Santa sidekick here in America.

"Krampus" is directed by Michael Daugherty and stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania Lavie Owen, and Krista Stadler. It hits theatrically on December 4th. Based on the trailer and material that has come out thus far for "Krampus"  don't expect a big bloody gorefest for mature eyes only. I get a darker, Disney-esque "Christmas Vacation" meets "Pan's Labyrinth" . I don't mean that I see this as a Disney PG themed film but I am not going in with a belief that this is film is a blood soaked, gory, NC-17 horror.

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.
All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

Award-winning Fantasy/Horror Short Viewable For Free As Part Of World Suicide Prevention Day

Award-winning short film Serpent’sLullaby (directed by Patricia Chica, and written by Charles Hall) will have an exclusive online release as part of the World Suicide Prevention Day, for 24 hours only, on September 10th, 2015.

“I want to bring awareness around the topic of depression and explore the reasons why extreme emotional pain can lead someone to commit the ultimate action to end their lives. It’s a very taboo subject-matter. I hope that this poetic take on suicide helps bring light into the lives of those struggling with darker circumstances. Reaching out to someone who is suffering can truly make a difference.”, says director Patricia Chica

Winner of the Best Short Film Award at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival; of a Silver Remi Award at Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival and of the Scottiabank Award for Most Original Film at the Lakeshorts Film Festival, Serpent’s Lullaby presents a dark, haunting, and emotive tale with a contemporary twist on the myth of Medusa.

“The chthonic character coming into a modern world but holding onto the ritual of burial is poignant. Director Patricia Chica executes the story well and the script written by Charles Hall has emotional resonance”, says Ed Hovey of Soresport Movies Reviews. Trevor Michael Elvis Zimmermann of Terror in Toronto qualifies the film as “beautifully shot and well-acted, the story pulls you in without any need for exposition. Big thumbs up”.

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at midnight ET
password: lovelife

Few people know the name of the eccentric woman living in the centuries-old mansion just outside of town. Even fewer have seen her face. But everyone has heard the stories. Rumors of a secret garden in her backyard where her children are buried. Some think she is simply a grieving widowed mother seeking solitude. Others believe she's a cold-blooded monster. When the empty baby’s crib in her home and her lost love become too much for her to bear she makes a decision that will change the course of her story.

Official Teaser Trailer Released For "Red Billabong"

We have our first look at Luke Sparke's action thriller "Red Billabong". The poster had be hoping for a gigantic supernaturally charged blood thirsty gater or croc shredding people with the vengeance of a thousand demons from hell. But the teaser is giving me ancient evil used to protect the sacred heart of an ancient slice of natural territory. Anyway I like the poster and I like the teaser so I am in!

SparkeFilms releases first online teaser trailer for their feature film “Red Billabong”. Starring “Home & Away” heartthrob DAN EWING and “Dance Academy” favourite TIM POCOCK, ‘Red Billabong’ is an Action/Adventure film that is currently in Post Production at the Qld based The Post Lounge studios. Sophie Don, Jessica Green, Ben Chisholm, John Reynolds, Emily Joy, James Straiton also star along with Felix Williamson (Underbelly: Razor, The Great Gatsby) and Gregory Fryer (The Sapphires).

The film was shot in Queensland, Australia, where it employed over 200 local crew. The films Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages have already received a large following with role outs of behind the scenes videos and stills.
“Red Billabong is an exciting piece of Australian cinema, beautifully shot and directed – I think our first teaser shows this. It’s such an exciting and fun film – a little mini Australian blockbuster and I believe we have discovered some incredible up and coming talent in the process. I can’t wait for audiences to see it. ” – Carly Imrie, Producer.
“In the Australian Outback, two brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone or something from their worst nightmares - But is it just - A story? A legend? A hoax? Or is it real?”
The company is also pleased to announce that international sales agent, Arclight Films, will be handling sales on the project.
“We’re thrilled to have teamed up with such a talented group of filmmakers both in front of and behind the camera.” Said Clay Epstein, SVP Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films who is handling worldwide sales for the film. “RED BILLABONG has all of the elements of an action-packed commercial success with audiences all over the globe.”
The film makers are bringing an exclusive, extended trailer, to OZ COMIC CON both in Brisbane on September 19-20 and Sydney on September 26-27. Dan Ewing and Tim Pocock will be joined by the other cast members, producers and Writer/Director for both days at their booth and on stage. Film buffs can purchase first run teaser posters, cast photos and have them signed by the actors.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Episode Titles And Plot For 'Ash VS Evil Dead' Revealed

I swear I think I have been shouting "Is it Halloween yet" since July. Mostly because I just love Fall and the start to the holiday season. Plus it celebrates everything awesome about horror, the occult, the macabre, (is if I don't celebrate all that all year round). But mostly I have been shouting it because I can't wait to see Ash return in the upcoming Starz series 'Ash VS Evil Dead'.

We are edging closer to that day when episode one premieres, Saturday Oct. 31st F.Y.I., and now with the release of the episode titles and plot details we can now image just how the series will play out. Read the episode guides below and if you are like me, shiver and twitch with excitement!

"Ep 101 – El Jefe: Ash is baaack! 30 years after his last Deadite fight, badass blowhard Ash Williams unleashes the Evil in an act of stoned stupidity, bringing Deadite mayhem into his life again.
Ep 102 – Bait: Special Agent Fisher is tracking Ash. Pablo gets his first taste of blood in a manic battle, and a revelation changes Kelly’s life forever.
Ep 103 – Books From Beyond: A mysterious woman finds the destruction at Kelly’s parents’ farm. Meanwhile, Ash, Pablo and Kelly reach Books from Beyond with the Necronomicon and Fisher finds herself in another terrifying, inexplicable situation.
Ep 104 – Brujo: Ruby helps Fisher and reveals her family’s connection to the Evil Dead. Ash and team follow a clue from the demon Eligos, but Kelly pays a price.
Ep 105 – The Host: Kelly’s current state puts others in jeopardy. This forces Pablo to make a brave move and Ash to reveal a new side to his character. Ruby and Fisher join forces in pursuit of Ash.
Ep 106 – The Killer of Killers: Thanks to his drug-induced vision, Ash knows what to do with the Necronomicon. Pablo and Kelly notice something ominous. Ash promises to visit Lem, but Fisher shows up for an almighty showdown with her former boss.
Ep 107 – Fire In The Hole: Ash, Pablo and Kelly, now joined by Fisher, arrive at the survivalist camp in the midst of chaos and must go to extreme measures to escape. Meanwhile, more is revealed of Ruby’s mission.
Ep 108 – Ashes To Ashes: Ash attempts to bury the book to end the Evil, but first he must contend with other, more physical things from his past. Fisher faces a horrific change in Ash.
Ep 109 – Bound In The Flesh: Ash battles someone all too familiar, and later hears a message from the Necronomicon. Meanwhile, the deadliest Deadite attacks."

The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) reprising his role of Ash Williams, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. Rounding out the cast are Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” premieres Saturday, October 31st at 9:00pm ET/PT exclusively on STARZ with a 10-episode season.

Cerebral Indie Sci-fi "Lost Time" Gets Wide Digital Release

The highly cerebral and drama driven indie sci-fi thriller "Lost Time" has finally been given a wide digital release thanks to Content Media. The film is directed by Christian Sesma and stars Luke Goss (Blade II, Hellboy II), Rober Davi (Die Hard, The Goonies), and Rochelle Vallese (Alien Armageddon). "Lost Time" is now available...

After leaving a doctor visit with the worst news, Valerie Dreyfuss and her sister Melissa come to a stop on a lonely stretch of road. Their car is engulfed by a blinding light... 12 hours later Valerie wakes to the horror that her sister is gone, nowhere to be found.

You can read my review of "Lost Time" by clicking here.

Official Trailer For Chloe Grace Moretz's "The 5th Wave"

The official trailer and poster have been released for Chloe Grace Moretz's sci-fi action thriller "The 5th Wave". The film is directed by Rick Yancey and co-stars Maggie Siff, and Liev Schreiber. "The 5th Wave" is due out January 15th, 2016. 

The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old 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.

Official Poster Released For "Texas Chainsaw" Prequel

The official poster has been released for "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" prequel titled "Leatherface: The Beginning". The film is directed by  Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. "Leatherface" stars Vanessa Grasse, Lili Taylor, Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, James Bloor, Nicole Andrews, Julian Kostov, Jessica Madsen, Lorina Kamburova, and Stephen Dorff .

In this prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, a young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on a road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, molding him into the monster we now call Leatherface.

First Images From "Krampus" Released

Check out the first official images for this season's most buzzed about holiday horror, "Krampus". The film is due out December 4th, and is directed by Michael Dougherty. "Krampus" stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania Lavie Owen, and Krista Stadler.

 When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.
All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

Monday, September 7, 2015

"Ballet Of Blood" Opens RIP Horror International Film Fest

Jared Masters’ magnum opus, Ballet of Blood, has been selected to open the RIP Horror International Film Fest this year in Hollywood. The festival takes place over the Halloween weekend. RIP brings quality horror entertainment from indie filmmakers around the world. This year will include the "Bloody Doll Awards" to celebrate the empowerment of women working in the business for the advancement of the horror genre.

Ballet of Blood will have its world premiere on October 29th 2015, at 8pm. See link for tickets below. Only $5 if purchased before September 11th. $10 after. This ain’t The Nutcracker! Come walk the red carpet and see this highly anticipated horror film.

Film synopsis: After a ballet school's prima ballerina (Mindy Robinson) gets shot at by beautifully psychotic fellow dancer, Nisa (Sydney Raye), the whole company's on edge. Classes continue, shrouded in fear, while Nisa remains at large. Her ditsy ballerina friend, Ria (Jessica Knopf), is being held in solitary confinement for suspicion of being involved. But Ria breaks out of the asylum, and after getting willingly drugged by Nisa, Ria is coerced into assisting her on a new mission, the ultimate assault (with a samurai sword and UZI machine gun from her father's secret room). All those who contributed to the many years of emotional and physical abuse and body shaming will be in harm's way. Meanwhile, a nerdy ballerina, Maren (Marla Martinez) starts writing a novel based on the events that transpired, deeply offending some for turning such sensitive material into a book, for young audiences. Soon, her and her sister, Saren (Rubi Garcia), realize every word being typed on Maren's typewriter is somehow altering real life. Will this strange and psychedelic parallel fantasy carry the sisters, along with anyone else, to a merciless blood-splattered doom?

The film stars Sydney Raye and Jessica Knopf, with Laura Amelia as the dance teacher, Delphine, and Julia Faye West as company co-owner. The film also features Mindy Robinson as the prima ballerina, with Walter Hochbrueckner, Vera R. Taylor, Rubi Garcia, Marla Martinez, Jacqueline Marie Alberto, Dawna Lee Heising, Dallas Chandler, Krystall Schott, Georgie Borchardt, Sky Patterson, Christopher Arias, Kimberly Cohen, Marylyn Brooks, Geo Sargent, Bob Evans and Garrett Morosky.

Produced by Julia Faye West, Sydney Raye, Vera R. Taylor, Walter Hochbrueckner, John Gonatos, Mikko Tervonen, Michael Anthony and Bouvier. Production design by Mystic Marlow. Art Direction by Ryan Henneman. Sound by Jean-Paul Inesta, stills by Mark Rakocy, assistant producer Seth Metoyer, script supervision by Jonathan Weichsel, script editing by H. Raven Rose. Written and directed by Jared Masters.


Studiocanal has announced the UK and Ireland release of Jeremy Wooding's wild west werewolf mash-up BLOOD MOON with a DVD and VOD street date of October 5th 2015.

Shaun Dooley (Eden Lake), George Blagden  (Vikings), Anna Skellern (The Descent II) and Corey Johnson (Borne Ultimatum) star in BLOOD MOON, a werewolf western set in a remote mining town where a stagecoach full of passengers are held hostage by two outlaws on the run from the law. But events take an unexpected turn when the group fall prey to a mythical creature known to locals as a skin walker. They must settle their differences and combine their strengths if they re going survive the night of a blood red Moon.  

BLOOD MOON received its World premier at FrightFest and has since participated in Dublin Horrorthon, Fantasporto, Brussels Fantastic Film Festival, Weekend of Fear, Grossmann Fantastic Film Festival, Buchon Fantastic Film Festival and Ravenna Nightmare where it received the Audience Award for Best Film.

Although set in the US, BLOOD MOON was filmed on location in Kent where the producers found a replica wild west town. BLOOD MOON is only the third Western to be filmed in the UK, the first two being CARRY ON COWBOY in 1966 and Edgar Wright's A FISTFUL OF FINGERS in 1995.

BLOOD MOON will be released in North America on September 1st 2015 by Uncork'd Entertainment.


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