Saturday, October 3, 2015

"Night Of The Wild" Unleashes Killer Dogs On Syfy Tonight!

Tonight killer dogs are unleashed on Syfy Channel in "Night Of The Wild". The film is directed by Eric Red and stars Tristin Mays, Kelly Rutherford, Rob Morrow, Jill Zarin. "Night Of The Wild" airs tonight (Oct.3) at 9 pm. Check out the trailer below.

In "NIGHT OF THE WILD", a large meteor crashes into a quiet town, and pet dogs become mysteriously aggressive. attacking and killing the residents. Teenager Roslyn (Mays) and her old but faithful dog Shep are out camping when the attacks hit. Now separated by the chaos in town and blocked roads, Roslyn and the other members of her family must find each other by fighting back against the blood-thirsty hounds before the dogs take over the whole town and escape becomes impossible.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Award-Winning Author Paul Kane's New Novel BLOOD RED Now Available

Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) owner, Paul Fry is delighted to announce the publication of bestselling and award-winning author & editor Paul Kane's new novel BLOOD RED. The book is a reprint of Paul's 2008 horror fairy tale RED (now incredibly rare) alongside its brand new sequel. The book will again feature cover art from the wonderful Dave McKean (SANDMAN, THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, MIRRORMASK), and includes an introduction by Alison Littlewood (A COLD SEASON, PATH OF NEEDLES, THE UNQUIET HOUSE). The book will be published as a Trade Hardcover Edition and a special Signed & Numbered Limited Edition. The Limited Edition is signed by Paul Kane, Dave McKean and Alison Littlewood and is limited to only 100 copies and features dust jacket artwork by Dave McKean and a special 'blood red' book board cover design. The limited edition will also come complete with some very special extras. A trade paperback and eBook will follow.

The hardcover editions can be pre-ordered now direct from the publisher's web site:

SST Publisher Paul Fry says: "I'm really happy to announce that Paul Kane's new novel BLOOD RED is now available to pre-order! It's a deliciously dark, sexy and sinister tale brilliantly re-working the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. Paul truly is an incredible writer and the book is a joy to read! The words just drip from the page drenched in blood and grab you by the throat. It's also an honour to have the incredible Dave McKean providing the fantastic cover art and the wonderfully talented Alison Littlewood writing the introduction to the book."

Paul Kane is the award-winning, bestselling author and editor of over fifty publications - including the ARROWHEAD trilogy (gathered together in the sellout HOODED MAN omnibus, revolving around a post-apocalyptic version of Robin Hood), THE BUTTERFLY MAN AND OTHER STORIES, HELLBOUND HEARTS AND THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BODY HORROR. His non-fiction books include THE HELLRAISER FILMS AND THEIR LEGACY and VOICES IN THE DARK, and his genre journalism has appeared in the likes of SFX, DREAMWATCH and RUE MORGUE. He has been a Guest at Alt.Fiction five times, was a Guest at the first SFX Weekender, at Thought Bubble in 2011, Derbyshire Literary Festival, Edge-Lit and Off the Shelf in 2012, plus Monster Mash and Event Horizon in 2013, as well as being a panellist at FantasyCon and the World Fantasy Convention. His work has been optioned and adapted for the big and small screen, including for network US television, plus his latest novels are LUNAR (set to be turned into a feature film) and the Y.A. story THE RAINBOW MAN (as P.B. Kane). He lives in Derbyshire, UK, with his wife Marie O'Regan, his family and a black cat called Mina. Find out more at his site which has featured Guest Writers such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Dean Koontz and Guillermo del Toro.

General Quotes:

'Paul Kane is a first-rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned.'

'I'm impressed by the range of Paul Kane's imagination. It seems there is no risk, no high-stakes gamble, he fears to take…Kane's foot never gets even close to the brake pedal.'
-Peter Straub, bestselling author of GHOST STORY, MR X, LOST BOY LOST GIRL, IN THE NIGHT ROOM and A DARK MATTER

'Kane finds the everyday horrors buried within us, rips them out and serves them up in these deliciously dark tales.'
-Kelley Armstrong, bestselling author of BITTEN, HAUNTED, BROKEN, THIRTEEN and OMENS

'Paul Kane's lean, stripped-back prose is a tool that's very much fit for purpose. He knows how to make you want to avoid the shadows and the cracks in the pavement.'

Praise for RED:

'In RED Kane reveals himself to be a sensitive writer, someone who has a solid grasp of relationships and who isn't afraid to use that knowledge. His characters feel like real people, and that's essential if you're going to pit them against such a foe. He makes you care about them. Then he sends them out into the darkest parts of this urban jungle… So get ready to take this journey through a very modern fairytale. It has teeth, but not just at the end. These days, the path itself is full of dangers.'

'Kane is well respected in the United Kingdom, getting praise from such giants of the genre as Clive Barker, Simon Clark, Jeff Mariotte and Graham Masterton... RED is a tale about Rachael Daniels, a caseworker travelling through the modern jungle - a crime-ridden, gang-banging city - to help an elderly lady. RED not only tips its hat to "Little Red Riding Hood," but "Peter And The Wolf," and "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?" and every werewolf type motif in between... This time around Kane puts a twisted horror spin to it, with even a fair amount of social criticism thrown in for good measure; due to mature themes, you'll want to keep the kids away from this one... Kane does an incredible job of combing horror and humour into one tasty morsel.'

'Kane expands on the "Little Red Riding Hood" mythos with a sharply-written novella that pits a descendent of the classic fairytale character against the "real" creature of the same story. But make NO mistake: this isn't for kids! You can tell Kane had a real ball twisting time updating "Riding Hood", especially in how he has crafted this new, psycho-sexual "wolf." For the sake of not ruining anything else, let's just say RED is a real BLOODY good time.'

'RED is a gleefully gruesome tale that moves at an excellent pace. Its length is a joy, reminiscent of a line from another fairy tale: "Not too big, not too small, just right." Paul Kane does a rip roaring rendition of the Red Riding Hood story… He has the gift of summing up a situation in a sentence. RED is wonderfully written; it is easy to sink one's teeth into it and devour it with relish.'

'RED by Paul Kane is a modern-day retelling of a classic fairy tale. The character of Rachael Daniels is one that many can identify with. The monster is a terrifying hunter who has the ability to shape-shift. He is intelligent, patient, and always hungry. He is the sort of monster that does not need any supernatural powers to make him terrifying, however the added abilities make him even more dangerous. It is entirely believable that he has been doing this for centuries in cities all over Europe because he is so smart and clever, and one is reminded of tales of a dark Trickster character from legends around the world when reading this story. The suspense builds from the very fact that the reader has some idea of what is going to happen. When the woman is murdered in the restaurant bathroom, the reader knows that is not the end and is left to wonder what horrors are still to come. The whole story builds up to a rather fascinating climax…This is a good scary story for those stormy nights or bright days. It is strong enough to terrify either way and will stay in your mind for days afterwards. Stories like this don't come along very often, as all readers know.'

My Five Essentials For Surviving A Horrorocalypse!

Who hasn't set back and imagined what it would be like to be in a horror movie? The dark child of fantasy has permeated pop culture and media outlets in a strong and lasting way. It is in our TV shows, convention halls and even our detergent commercials. I mean for someone like me who has fed off the horror genre like mother's milk since childhood, this is a wonderful time in entertainment and storytelling. It is also a wealth of information about what not to do in order to survive a horror situation, or as I call it a Horrorocalypse!

A Horrorocalypse could be anything from Vampires rising up and enslaving humanity, zombies swarming our neighborhoods and ripping into our neighbors' flesh. Aliens, deadites, werewolves, the possibilities are endless as to the situations that could see civilization crumble, even ghosts could potentially be plotting a tack over of our realm because they just love the way our fear tastes! You never know, So what will you do to try and survive. It is a thought worth thinking! I have a few suggestions and a short 5 essentials list to help me.  Do you have yours?

The team over at Man Crates poses this very question. What would you want to have in order to survive a horror movie situation? Well obvi a crowbar would have to be on anyone's list because that is the whole hook with what Man Crates does. They offer gifts for men   that come in a crate that can only be opened with a crowbar. Of course Man Crates gifts are year round, but since this is the season when the veil between our world and the supernatural world is at its thinnest, anything is possible. Demons, ghosts, zombies, slashers, any number of beasties could be waiting to burst down your doors, ravage your communities, and even eat the kiddies! So you need to be prepared.

Personally I hope my crate contains my 5 essential items for such a situation as the Horrorocalypse.

1. The apocalypse survival kit:

This little roll bag gives you a variety of cutting, stabbing, slicing and dicing implements for any situation. It even comes with a hatchet. A real must have for any nightmare scenario you might find yourself in.

2. The Vampire hunter kit:
This kit has you covered when confronting fangers. You have your trusty stake, holy water, dried garlic, and a diary so you can chronicle your kills, and other thoughts all on a nice satchel that straps to your side.

3. A crossbow/arrows:
Let's face it, the crossbow is a must! And yeah it is because Daryl Dixon made the damn thing hot! Plus you are gonna have to hunt for your food and bullets may be an issue unless you horded them before the shit hit the fan, and a crossbow just makes sense.

4. A revolver with silver bullets:
Because there is always gonna be werewolves, that is just a fact of life! So a revolver or any gun is essential as long as you have those silver bullets. So my Man Crate must have a gun loaded with silver bullets.

5. Edible Plants Guide For Survival:

You really need one of these for those long periods when game is scarse and all the stores and homes have been scavenged out. You gotta eat and nature offers so much for us out in the wild. You just have to know what is what, and a plant guide will keep you alive!

Also before the Horrorocalypse hits know your shit! Learn the Commandments for surviving a horror film!

Release Details For Slasher "Scarred"

The indie slasher horror "Scarred" directed by Eddie Lengyel hit DVD and VOD today. The film stars horror legend Ari Lehman, Lisa Neeld, Robbie BarnesMax ElinskyCarl Ferrara, Bart Flynn, Justine Greenwald,  and Tina Grimm. You can stream the film on It is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and XBOX.

SCARRED is a throwback to the 80s Horror Genre with its in your face kills provided by its six foot Jasonesk type killer, Jonah Kandie. The story takes place in modern day, with the owner of a modeling agency, Faye Ambler (played by Justine Greenwald) has been propositioned by a wealthy upper echelon, George Sanders, whose son is a nature photographer and is looking for his dad to give him a break in the fashion world.
Faye sends four of her girls to Wolf Ledges for the shoot, since it is known for its quiet and rural nature. Faye feels this remote resort would be perfect for a newbie nature photographer to practice his new craft. As the story unfolds, the models, their chaperone Bo (who happens to be Fayes nephew), and Brodie the photographer, have a run-in with a couple of townies and are ultimately warned of the Kandies. Needless to say the group is not buying it and they go along with a blatant disregard to the warning, finally succumbing to their fate one by one as expected by the wrath of no other than Jonah Kandie.

Crimson Peak Summons The Ghosts In 'I Remember' Featurette

"Crimson Peak" has summoned the ghosts that haunt this intense, dark horror directed by Guillermo Del Toro. In this nice little peak into the supernatural we get a peak at the real stars of the film with 'I Remember: Ghosts' featurette. "Crimson Peak" stars Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska. The film hits theatres and IMAX on October 16th, 2015.

After marrying the charming and seductive Sir Thomas Sharpe, young Edith (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself swept away to his remote gothic mansion in the English hills. Also living there is Lady Lucille, Thomas' alluring sister and protector of her family's dark secrets. Able to communicate with the dead, Edith tries to decipher the mystery behind the ghostly visions that haunt her new home. As she comes closer to the truth, Edith may learn that true monsters are made of flesh and blood.

Horror Short "A Tricky Treat" Wins At Macabre Faire Film Festival In NY

 A Tricky Treat, a short horror comedy directed by acclaimed Canadian filmmaker PatriciaChica, has been honored with four awards at the Macabre Faire Film Festival showcase in New York.

-       Best Short Film:
Producers: Patricia Chica, Grace Santos, Byron A. Martin, Executive Producer: Tara Kurtz, Co-Executive Producers: Morris Umali, Adonai Interiano
-       Best Director: Patricia Chica
-       Best Editor: Patricia Chica
-       Best Special FX:

Danny McCarthy (Special FX supervisor and the team of 800 lb Guerilla in San Diego), Henry Lipatov and Anton Golovchenko, VFX supervisors and the team of Fame Cube Production in the Ukraine)

“I’m extremely honored to share A Tricky Treat’s success with my team who helped bring it to life…or in this case…a macabre end! These awards represent four great reasons to support women directors coming up in genre filmmaking!”,exclaims director Patricia Chica.

Moreover, America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest, will be hosting the Los Angeles premiere of A Tricky Treat at the TLC Chinese Theatre on Wednesday October 21st at 7pm. The film will screen before the feature film, The Hallow (The Woods). Director Patricia Chica, the cast, and crew will be present.

You can get your tickets here:

A Tricky Treat comes fresh off its World Premiere to an enthusiastic and packed house at Montreal’s prestigious Fantasia International Film Festival, where it competed as an Official Selection. It then had its American Premiere at DragonCon in Atlanta where it was a finalist for Best Horror Comedy. 

Watch the behind-the-scenes video of the World Premiere presentation

A Tricky Treat continues its festival run with screenings to come at these events:

(Sept 31-Oct 3 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada)

(Oct 1-4 - Denver, CO, USA)

(Oct 6-12 – Roldanillo, Colombia)

(Oct 7, Tepoztlan, Mexico City, Mexico)

(Oct 9-17 - Oaxaca, Mexico)

(Oct 16-18 - Telluride, CO, USA)

(Oct 21st, 7pm, Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA, USA)

(Oct 19-25, Providence, RI, USA)

(Oct 22-31 – Lund, Sweden)

(Oct 24-31 – Tokyo, Japan)

(Oct 28-Nov 1 - Puebla, Mexico)

(Oct 28, Silver Lake, CA, USA)

(Oct 30-31 – Hollywood, CA, USA)

(Nov 13-15 - Los Angeles, CA, USA)

…and many more... check our Facebook page for all the updates.

The film was penned by award-winning writer Kamal John Iskander, executive produced by Tara Kurtz, produced by Patricia ChicaGrace SantosByron A. Martin, and co-executive produced by Adonai Interiano and Morris Umali.

Starring Leonard Waldner (the victim), Steve Brewster (father), Andrea Fletcher (mother), Keira McCarthy (daughter), and newcomer Marco Reilly (son). Key crew members include Imad Rhayem (DP), Gabrielle Giraud (Production Designer), Danny McCarthy (Special FX supervisor), Henry Lipatov and Anton Golovchenko (Visual FX supervisors), Valentina Badaracco (makeup), and RedLab Digital (post-production studio).

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

DVD And Limited VHS Release Of "Honeyspider"

Brain Damage Film has announced the DVD release date for indie cult horror "Honeyspider". The date is set for October 6th and comes with a limited VHS release of the film-100 copies available. "Honeyspider" is directed by Josh Hasty and Kenny Caperton and stars Mariah Brown, Frank Aard, Joan Schuermeyer, Rachel Jeffreys, Samantha Mills, Katie Bearden, David Hensley and Ethan Dunn.

It’s Halloween day in 1989 and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Monster Mash party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As murder plays out on the silver screen during the theater's Halloween night Horrorthon, Jackie falls under a strange spell, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. As the night unfolds, Jackie slowly unravels and everyone around her is turning up dead. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night!

Check out the details for the VHS release below:
  • Hand-numbered sleeve
  • HONEYSPIDER Digital Soundtrack
  • 11X17 ‘Sleepover Slaughterhouse III’ Poster
  • Autographed HONEYSPIDER Promo Card (signed by Josh Hasty, Kenny Caperton & Mariah Brown)
  • HONEYSPIDER 1” Button
  • Neon Green “HORROR” Dot Sticker 4-pack to customize your VHS box
  • Vultra Video sticker
  • Blood Splattered White Tapes ($40) / Numbered 1-31 / Comes with an autographed 8″X10″ HONEYSPIDER promo card
  • Black Tapes ($30) / Numbered 32-100 / Comes with an autographed 4.25″X5.5″ HONEYSPIDER promo card
 Pre-order  HERE.

Teaser Poster And Stills For "Terror Birds"

The teaser poster and some cool movie stills have been released, offering us our first look into the fun creature feature, b-movie flick-"Terror Birds". The film is directed by Sean Cain and stars Greg Evigan (Megaconda, Metal Tornado, TekWar), Leslie Easterbrook (Lavalantula, Devil's Rejects, Police Academy), Jessica Lee Keller (Disney's Teen Beach 1 & 2) & Lindsey Sporrer (Blue Mountain State).

When Maddy Stern discovers her father has gone missing during a routine birdwatching excursion, she and her college pals trek out into the wilderness to find him, only to end up in a wealthy scientist's desolate ranch aviary, where they encounter a pair of giant, hungry terror birds believed to be extinct for centuries.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Poster And Trailer Released For 8 Films To Die For Series

Press Release:
After Dark Films, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, releases the hair-raising new trailer for “8 Films to Die For,” sure to evoke fear in all who dare to look. View the trailer, as well as the newly released main event artwork, then scan the list to find one of these terrifying films in the theater nearest you.
The real terror begins in these eleven ghastly locations: Dallas, Chicago, Tampa, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on October 16, 2015. During the Los Angeles premiere at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, the cast and crew from various “8 Film” features will be present to take pictures with and sign autographs for fans. Theater tickets go on sale October 2, 2015.
“Everything about the re-launch of ‘8 Films to Die For’ has been exciting. We are thrilled to offer fans a preview of these eight petrifying films,” says After Dark Films CEO Courtney Solomon.
In anticipation of the festival and due to overwhelming enthusiasm, After Dark Films has extended the search for “A Scream Queen to Die For.” The deadline for submissions and voting has been extended to Sunday, October 4, and finalists will be announced Monday, October 5, with the Scream Queen to be crowned Thursday, October 8.
“8 Films to Die For” will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015, with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment handling all ancillary forms of media, including Digital HD, DVD, and VOD. The festival will include 8 horror features: Re-Kill, Murder in the Dark, The Wicked Within, Lumberjack Man, Suspension, Unnatural, Bastard, and Wind Walkers. If that’s not enough, Twentieth Century Fox is making the entire lineup available on October 16!
Fans can pre-order all 8 Films to Die For” on Digital HD at Amazon.  Or, if you’re in one of the 11 lucky cities, check below to find a theater nearest you:
  • Hollywood Hits – Danvers, MA
  • Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley 16 – Dallas, TX
  • South Barrington 30 – South Barrington, IL
  • Studio Movie Grill Tampa – Tampa, FL
  • Great Lakes Stadium 16 – Mentor, OH
  • Harkins Northfield 18 – Denver, CO
  • Emagine Canton – Canton, MI
  • Superstition Springs 25 – Mesa, AZ
  • Theaters at Mall of America – Minneapolis, MN
  • Brenden Modesto 18 – Modesto, CA
  • CityWalk Stadium 19 – Universal City, CA
For more information visit at

A War Is Brewing In New Promo For 'The Originals'

“The Originals” Episode 3.01 – “For the Next Millennium” (10/8/15; 9:00-10:00 pm)

A WAR BREWING BETWEEN THE SIRE LINES — Months following their violent and deadly showdown with the powerful witch Dahlia, a rift continues to divide brothers Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies), while Freya (Riley Voekel) searches for a way to heal their fractured bond and return their family to the way they once were. Meanwhile, Klaus’ suspicion piques when he learns that an old vampire friend named Lucien (guest star Andrew Lees) has arrived to New Orleans with a mysterious agenda involving the Mikaelsons’ remaining sire lines. Elsewhere, Elijah questions whether he can truly forgive his brother for his mounting offenses, while Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) struggles with being cursed to her wolf form in the bayou. In the French Quarter, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) and Cami (Leah Pipes) assist Detective Kinney (guest star Jason Dohring) after a series of gruesome discoveries are made, leading them to believe they may have a serial killer on the loose. Finally, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), who has regained control of the French Quarter once again, tries a new strategy to recruit vampires, while Davina (Danielle Campbell), who is now Regent to the New Orleans witches, makes a decision that will find her and Marcel on opposite sides of an escalating conflict. Lance Anderson directed the episode written by Michael Narducci.

First Taste Of Life Without Elena In New 'The Vampire Diaries' Promo

“The Vampire Diaries” Episode 7.01 – “Day One of Twenty-Two Thousand, Give or Take” (10/8/15; 8:00-9:00 pm)

LIFE WITHOUT ELENA — After a twisted plan left the life of his girlfriend, Elena, linked to that of his best friend, Bonnie (Kat Graham), Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is forced to navigate his new reality without the love of his life. A newly empowered Bonnie has decided that she will be Damon’s moral compass and keeps a close eye on him as he, in turn, cautiously keeps tabs on Alaric (Matt Davis), following the loss of his fiancée, Jo. Meanwhile, as he waits for Caroline (Candice King) to sort out her emotions, Stefan (Paul Wesley) takes an active role in protecting the town from Lily (guest star Annie Wersching) and her family of Heretics, who have wasted no time wreaking havoc in Mystic Falls. Elsewhere, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) struggles to find his place in Lily’s new life and is quickly forced to decide where his true loyalties lie. Finally, with the stakes higher than ever, Matt (Zach Roerig), who has recently completed his deputy training program, teams up with Stefan and Caroline to put a stop to the Heretics, but an unexpected turn of events leaves one of them in a dangerous position. Pascal Verschooris directed the episode written by Caroline Dries.

Premiere Date Announced For A&E's 'The Enfield Haunting'

A&E Network presents the supernatural thriller The Enfield Haunting, a dramatization of the terrifying real-life events that took place in a seemingly ordinary home in northern London during the fall of 1977. Written by Joshua St. Johnston (Walking on Sunshine,Sweeney Todd) and directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing), the miniseries premieres Friday, October 9 at 10pm ET/PT on A&E.
Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book “This House is Haunted,” The Enfield Haunting draws on extensive documentation, recordings and witness statements recorded at the time. To this day, the incident remains the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history and the basis of horror films including the upcoming The Conjuring 2.
The miniseries stars 2014 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Timothy Spall (Harry Potter,The King’s Speech) as Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher, and BAFTA nominated actress Juliet Stevenson (EmmaTruly Madly DeeplyThe Village) as his grieving wife Betty. BAFTA winner Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper StreetFrost/Nixon,Pride and Prejudice) portrays Guy Lyon Playfair, an experienced investigator who approaches the case with skepticism. Following a personal tragedy, Maurice is drawn to the house in Enfield after disturbing reports of a desperate family terrorized by malevolent unseen forces. Working together to get to the heart of the supernatural happenings, Maurice and Guy find that they cannot save the tortured family without first coming to terms with their own demons.
A&E licensed the US broadcast rights to The Enfield Haunting from Entertainment One (eOne). The miniseries was produced by Eleven Films and executive produced by Adrian Sturges (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Jamie Campbell and Joel Wilson for Eleven. Sky’s Cameron Roach also served as executive producer.

"Dark Awakening" Release In Time For The Season Of Horror

Just in time for the horror season, the critically-acclaimed thriller DARK AWAKENING becomes available on DVD, digital and On Demand platforms through Alchemy Entertainment. Released on September 22, 2015, DARK AWAKENING is a suspenseful thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat holding your breath. Directed by Emmy winner Dean C. Jones and starring iconic actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Millennium), the film centers around James Thomas (Jason Cook), a district attorney who has seemingly left his family ties behind him.
Due to his mothers untimely death, James moves his wife, Jennifer (Valerie Azlynn), and 7 year old son Danny (William Pifer) to the familys rural estate in Cedar Rock Falls, North Carolina to tie up loose ends and sell his mothers house. Shortly after arriving, Jennifer and Danny begin to experience strange paranormal occurrences involving the spirits of children. And to add to the peculiar nature, it seems that Danny is the only living child in town. Determined to understand what is happening, Jennifer seeks spiritual guidance from the parish priest and family friend, Father Donovan O' Malley. The mystery deepens with Father O' Malley. He is cognizant of the origins of the dead children, the reason for their resurrection and how and why it ties to her husband James, who holds the darkest secret of all. The film was executive produced by Liliana Kligman and Michele Weisler (The Ring).
The film was a co-production between Caf Oscuro Films, LLC and Atlantic & Pacific Pictures. It has been featured as Official Selections at both the 2014 SITGES Film Festival and the 2014 Montreal Comicon Horror Film Festival. The film also screened at the Cannes Film Market in May 2014. The Little Film Company is its worldwide representative.

DVD Release Details For "México Bárbaro"

Press Release:
Hits like The Devil’s Backbone and Cronos helped put Mexico on the global horror cinema map, and now the new anthology film MEXICO BARBARO brings the latest examples of this thriving industry. The film, which gathers eight short films from the country’s leading horror directors, comes to digital download and Dark Sky DVD on November 3, 2015.
Eight Mexican directors unite to create tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life. MEXICO BARBARO presents haunting stories that have been woven into the fabric of a nation’s culture, some passed down through the centuries and some new, but all equally frightening. Stories of boogeymen, trolls, ghosts, monsters, Aztec sacrifices and of course the Day of the Dead all come together in urban and rural settings to create an anthology that is as original as it is familiar and as important as it is horrifying.
The directors represented in this anthology film are Jorge Michel Grau (We Are What We Are, The ABCs of Death), Isaac Ezban (upcoming Fantastic Fest award winner The Incident), Laurette Flores, Ulises Guzmán, Edgar Nito, sound designer Lex Ortega (Here Comes the Devil, Frankenstein’s Army), Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante, Choose Your Victim), and Rue Morgue Mexico coordinator Aaron Soto.
The eight short films, all presented uncut and uncensored, present a range of themes and styles – but all are nerve-shattering examples of Mexico’s vital and world-renowned horror film industry. There’s a modern take on Hitchcock’s Rear Window, a tale set in a strip club on the Day of the Dead, a rash of corpse stealing, ancient savage Mexican traditions, and decomposing dolls, among other gleefully grisly goings-on.
“I recommend this film to horror fans,” said Cuauhtemoc Ruelas of El Mexicano. The films are “composed of eight segments directed by the most important representatives of the genre in Mexico,” said Juan Alberto Apodaca of Disparagidmas.

'Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462' Web Series Premiere Date Announced

'Fear The Walking Dead' has been widely accepted by Walking Dead fans, with the noted exception of a small group who can't seem to get into the slower, more dramatic storyline which is almost zombie-free, focusing more on how a small community in the suburbs outside downtown L.A. are coping with the sudden apocalypse. I for one dig the more stripped down, melodrama side of the zombie apocalypse as the chaos only just begins. 'Fear The Walking Dead' has given a very plausible scenario with real characters that I connect with, curse at, and root for-of course in the back of my mind I am already giddy with excitement of what it will be like when the "shit" really does hit the fan and all those L.A. dead folk slam the small neighborhood hard.

All that being said, it really is seeing all these people at the very moments that life spirals down into chaos and confusion and fear set in surround the zombie apocalypse. It seems that a lot of fans dig it too cause not long ago it was announced that a companion piece to 'Fear The Walking Dead' was in the works. Now we have the true confirmation of said series as it has now been announced that the 16 part web series 'Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462' would kick off the same night as the finale for 'Fear The Walking Dead' season one on October 4th, and then air as promos during two commercial breaks within The Walking Dead season 6 premiere episode on Sunday, October 11. Subsequent episodes, each less than one minute long, will debut every Sunday, online and then on-air as promos during new episodes of The Walking Dead, for the duration of Season 6. In addition, one of the characters featured in the web series will join the cast of Fear The Walking Dead Season 2.

Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462 tells the story of a group of passengers aboard a commercial airplane during the earliest moments of the outbreak. Over the course of the series, the plane and the lives of its passengers are put in jeopardy once they discover an infected traveler. The series is written by L. Signorino and Mike Zunic and directed by Fear director of photography Michael McDonough. Producers areFear showrunner Dave Erickson and co-exec producer David Wiener.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

"Windsor Drive" DVD Release Details

Direct from it's U.S theatrical release, Natalie Bible's "visceral" and "stimulating" (LA Splash) Windsor Drive makes its way to DVD 9/29 from Indican Pictures.

A thrilling thoroughfare with stop-offs into Lynch and American Psycho territory,  Windsor Drive has been called "nothing short of brilliant" (beards and fears) and "hypnotic" (Screen Nut).

The "intensive, immersively cinematic gem" (HK and Cult) explores the disturbed mind of River Miller, a mentally unstable 27 year old, haunted by the death of his girlfriend, Jordana. Trapped by the voices and visions in his head, River’s world begins to crumble forcing him to move to new surroundings hoping to calm his demons, but when he moves in with Wulfric and Ivy, two vampy hipsters with an agenda of their own. Everything falls apart and the deaths start again…

Entourage's Samaire Armstrong stars alongside Tommy O'Reilly (The Client List), Matt Cohen (Supernatural) and Jillian Murray (Cabin Fever : Patient Zero) in a Natalie Bible film.

My Review Of "Windsor Drive"

"Windsor Drive" is a highly conceptualized art film that blends psycho drama surrealism with intense, theatrical  cult film nuance. It all works to create a mixtape of emotion driven by tight performances, beautiful and macabre imagery, and melancholia. The film is directed by Natalie Bible' in her feature film, directorial debut. "Windsor Drive" stars  Tommy O’ReillySamaire ArmstrongMaetrix FittenMatt CohenAnna BianiJillian Murray.

Synopsis: Windsor Drive explores the disturbed mind of River Miller, a mentally unstable 27 year old, haunted by the death of his girlfriend, Jordana. Trapped by the voices and visions in his head, River’s world begins to crumble forcing him to move to new surroundings hoping to calm his demons, but when he moves in with Wulfric and Ivy, two vampy hipsters with an agenda of their own. Everything falls apart and the deaths start again. 

Now I am sure that the synopsis is what plays out in "Windsor Drive" but I am also certain that I didn't actually see it play out as simple as the synopsis alludes. Confusing? Well so is Natalie Bible's feature film debut. The story is told in fractured moments that I am pretty sure are replaying in the anti-protagonist's mind after the psychotic break. The film keeps you questioning almost everything that unfolds in this twisted bit of psychotica of a success-starved, wanna-be actor just trying desperately to get his foot in the door, even to the point of "taking care" of anyone or any problem that gets in his way. Okay so yeah, I kind of did follow the story pretty well, I am just not sure that it all really happened or was just in this dude's mind!

The cast is amazing.  Young-hot-hipster, ultra indie, retro posh actors/models that are so pretty on screen it is almost intimidating. The scenes and character development is framed beautifully with moments of David Lynch-esque drama and character interactions. The cinematography is is so well done that it is painfully obvious that the talent is beyond seasoned. Natalie Bible's direction is so wonderfully surreal and elevated that you leave "Windsor Drive" lost in a haze of having just finished some high concept performance art exhibition. These are also the things within this film that cripple the overall experience of enjoying "Windsor Drive" as just a "movie-goer". 

The staging of the scenes, the high art cinematography that permeates almost every scene, the hipster-trendy, new-young-Hollywood thing, all just seem too much and ultimately take away from the story that desperately tries to be told here. Now don't get me wrong, I have most of these actors/models in several "fuckable/hottie" folders on Pinterest, this whole art film subgenre in suspense thriller is like candy to my eyes, but I would be remiss not to point out that "Windsor Drive" plays out like a weird blend of performance art-music video, and fashion print ad/ultra trendy perfume commercial. These aren't necessarily bad things to have visually entertaining your audience, but they should never over-shadow the story, the story should be the star, and in all honesty it isn't in "Windsor Drive". 

Now for the trivial, but all important stuff, that for me as a basic bitch, horror fan, does or doesn't show up in the film. The special effects are non-existent beyond some clever, creative videography gimmicks common in the trade. There is no real "follow through" on the obviously hinted at death/murder/kill stuff. A splash of blood here or there, suggested moments of cruelty and psychotica, but nothing that would pull in your average thriller fan. On the plus side-and it is a big plus, actually many, many plus's. The soundtrack is indie-urban, young, and killer. It plays a major role in creating atmosphere, mood, and emotion within these scenes and the overall effect on the film. Then there is the delicious and gorgeous Matt Cohen-probably the hottest young hunk in Hollywood today! Throw in the uber-fierce femme fatale, Samaire Armstrong, and the dapper, sexy-cool Kyan DuBois-OMG! Those items alone have me sold on "Windsor Drive".  Overall the film is stellar as an avant-garde, super trendy art film with cult cinema flare, but it will disappoint with the thriller/suspense, story-driven audience. 


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