Saturday, November 21, 2015

Four New Clips For "Star Leaf" Ahead Of November Release

Ahead of the November 24 DVD release of STAR LEAF, starring THE Z NATION’s Russell Hodkingson, Titan Sky Entertainment have released 4 brand-new clips from the film for online placement.

Also starring Richard Cranor (THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE), the “indie horror treat” has been winning over horror and science-fiction fans since it’s festival run began a year or so back. The DVD hits stores 11/24.

Press Release:
Director Richard Cranor's "indie horror treat" (KVEW-TV) Star Leaf premieres on DVD November 24 from MVD. 

Richard Cranor (The Man in the High Castle)and Russell Hodgkinson (The Z Nation) star in what horror and sci-fi fans are calling "satisfying" (Ravenous Monster) with "Great character dynamics" (Bloody Disgusting)

Star Leaf is released November 24.

Synopsis :A group of friends set off to find a secret forest of marijuana hidden deep in the Olympic Mountains. Legend has it the plants are of extra-terrestrial origin, and two ex-Marines among the group hope it will cure their PTSD born from hard combat in Afghanistan.

Friday, November 20, 2015

International Poster For "Baskin"

New blood drenched international poster revealed for upcoming horror "Baskin", directed by Can Evrenol. The Turkish gorefest was picked up by IFC Midnight and is set for a Germany/Turkey release on January 1st. " Baskin" stars Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Sabahattin Yakut, Mehmet Fatih Dokgoz, and Muharrem Bayrak.

Five cops working the graveyard shift in the middle of nowhere are dispatched to investigate a disturbance. Isolated and without back-up, they find themselves confronting a labyrinthine ruin. Pushing ever further into the depths of the lair, it becomes clear they have stumbled into the darkest pits of a terrible evil… a squalid and blood-soaked den of ritual led by The Father – the master of all their nightmares – who will plunge them ever deeper down the rabbit hole and into the very mouth of madness.

Teaser Trailer Released For '11/22/63'

The first teaser trailer has been released for Hulu's '11/22/63', based on the novel by Stephen King. '11/22/63' is a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed.

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

FOX Set To Battle More Demons With New TV Series 'Haunted'

FOX is set to expand its ventures into the supernatural with New series that has them battling Demons in new series "Haunted", loosely based on the book The Demon Of Brownsville Road . The series is titled 'Haunted' and being helmed by William Brent Bell, the madman behind " The Devil Inside".

A military agent is partnered with her ex-boyfriend, now a rogue demonologist, to help a family overcome a deadly demonic infestation of their home. The season-long case investigates the true story of one the most haunted houses in America. The believer-vs.-nonbeliever duo, by solving the mystery of the present, will solve the mystery of their damaged past. At its core the series will explore the age-old question, “Is evil real?” (Deadline)

Concept Media Releasing Holiday Anthology

Concept Media has announced they will be releasing a Christian horror anthology, "Season's Greetings". The series will feature sequels to two of Concept's most popular short films, " Ladies Night" and "Elfis". The anthology stars Erin R. Ryan, Ayse Howard, Michael Reeves, and Amanda Collins, and is available for preorder here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Official Poster Released For "Intruders"

A name change and a new poster for Adam Shandler's agoraphobia chiller. "Intruders" formally titled "Shut In" hits VOD and limited theatrical release January 15, 2016. The poster came out with a new still. "Intruders" stars  Beth Riesgraf, Rory Culkin, Martin Starr, and Jack Kesy.

Panic Room meets You’re Next in this gripping home invasion horror-thriller, full of shocks and surprises. After three criminals, including fan favorite Martin Starr, break into a supposedly empty house, they find themselves in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the occupant, a shy young woman with a few nasty tricks of her own to play on the invaders.

New Trailer And Artwork For "The Forest"

Check out the new trailer for upcoming horror "The Forest". The release came with some chilling new artwork. " The Forest" is directed by Jason Zada and stars Natalie Dormer, Horror Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, and Eoin Macken. The film is due out January 8th, 2016.

A supernatural thriller set in the legendary Aokigahara Forest. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), goes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to “stay on the path,” Sara enters the forest determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate.

Trailer Released For"A Monster Calls"

The teaser trailer has been released for "The Orphanage" director Juan Antonio Bayona's new Horror, "A Monster Calls", based off the novel of the same name. The film stars Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver. " A Monster Calls" is slated for an October 2016 release.

A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.

My Review Of "Live-Evil"

Ari Kirschenbaum's "Live-Evil" blends Comedy and the supernatural in this off-beat Indie horror. The film stars Vladimir Kulich,Charlene Amoira, Vincent M. Ward,  J. Richey Nash and the legendary Tony Todd.  "Live-Evil" attempts to create a dark yet campy Halloween nightmare funtime experience, but never really takes either the horror, nor the comedy far enough to achieve the thrills.

Synopsis:When a small college town police station is besieged by "Evil" on a sleepy Halloween night, Pete, the sheriff, and Hancock, his loyal deputy, are thrown into the middle of holy chess-game that could destroy the town, and possibly the world.

The story is creative, well thought out, and offers the chance at a very fun, and thrilling night of Halloween hell-raising mayhem. The cinematography gives the right atmosphere and the cast are fully committed to their characters, well most are anyway. There are a few characters that seem almost forced into the story. Anyway, I did enjoy the concept of evil unleashed on the town on Halloween night, and the fact that we only know as much about what is happening as the characters do. It kept "Live-Evil" somewhat intriguing.

The special effects are quite frustrating. The film is heavily dependent on CGI for about 95 percent of the movie. It was pretty cheap, even for a low-budget horror. The quality falls somewhere between Asylum films and Syfy Channel. The cool thing, which does seem to focus on practical effects, is the use of almost Eddie (Iron Maiden) styled zombie monsters. They are the most interesting thing happening in "Live-Evil". The film's musical score and effects are a dud and offer nothing to the film.

Overall " Live-Evil " is more disappointing than entertaining. The horror never becomes thrilling, the comedy falls flat, and the plot is way overwritten with too much of everything. I did like the arthouse style starting out with a black-n-white story only splashed with surreal moments of color, then switching to a all color film for the last half. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to make anymore connection with what is happening on screen than the CGI bullets hitting the zombies. "Live-Evil" is a strange movie with a lot happening, but it doesn't seem to understand that about itself. Watch with caution and low expectations.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

DVD/Blu-ray Release Date For "Hellions"

The DVD/Blu-ray release date has been announced for Halloween Horror "Hellions". The film, directed by Bruce McDonald hits shelves on February 2nd, 2016. " Hellions" stars Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, and Luke Bilyk.

From Scream Factory: "We are proud to announce that we have a new IFC Midnight film planned for release on Blu-ray & DVD this February!

HELLIONS (2015): Strange trick-or-treaters plague conflicted teenager Dora Vogel (Chloe Rose) at her isolated home on Halloween. Under siege by forces she can't understand, Dora must defend both body and soul from relentless Hellions, dead-set on possessing something Dora will not give them. Set in a visually haunting landscape and featuring "genuine moments of spookiness" (Filmbook) and a score that's "fun, terrifying and inventive" (, Hellions redefines the boundaries of horror with its potent brew of Halloween iconography, teenage angst and desperate survival. From the Director of the 2009 critically-acclaimed virus thriller Pontypool and co-stars Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)

SGL Conjures The Dark Forces With "Voodoo Rising"

SGL Entertainment conjures the dark forces with Eddie Lengyel's "Voodoo Rising". They will bring the Indie horror to American shores in 2016. Check out the stills and Trailer below. 

Press Release:
SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that they just signed a deal with Eddie Lengyel for the distribution of Voodoo Rising, a horror movie that was filmed on location in the Black Hills. “Eddie Lengyel also Directed Hellweek and Scarred aka Kandie land, but I think this could be Eddie’s best film to date quotes Jeffrey A. Swanson President of SGL Entertainment.
SYNOPSIS: A group of friends decide to spend their last summer together by taking a trip to the rural camping destination “Black Hills”. Once there, they find themselves in the middle of a deadly quarrel with a local family.
Voodoo Rising was Directed by Eddie Lengyel and Produced by Don Kilrain and stars: April Needham, Sarah Domanick, Don Kilrain, Mark Cray, Shaphan David Seiders, Robert S. Miller, Roger Conners, Silvia Marchena Guillen, Justin E. Sherman, Meghan Bakun, Brenna Roth, Kris Smith, Aaron Tomaselli, Mary Lu Garmone, Lisa Gaetano, Heather Longville, Eddie Lengyel, Lori Ingram, Erinn Bakun and James McGilbray.
Also, watch the new trailer for “Voodoo Rising” edited by Noelle Bye with music courtesy of Dark Star Records featuring “Scatter” by “A Beautiful End” who are also Featured in the movie as well.
Voodoo Rising will be Available in the US and Canada on Blu-ray, DVD, Comcast Xfinity Cable TV and the Top VOD Sites like iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, M-GO and More in early 2016 via SGL Entertainment with their partners MVD Visual and Indie Rights Distribution.

Going Down Gets Deadly In "Dickshark"

Under the covers, in the car, or movie theatre, going down gets deadly for one couple in "Dickshark". The film is directed by Bill Zebub and stars John Giancaspro, Rachel Crow, Chrissy Lynn, Kayla Browne, Bill Zebub.

A romantic couple get more than they expected after the husband's experiments with penis-enlargement cream go awry.  Wait, this is not a pron story.  Rather, it is an absurd science-fiction movie that features a curious new species, the Dickshark. In some ways this story asks the same questions that Mary Shelly did when she wrote "Frankenstein."

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Eye Candy For Groundbreaking Chiller "The Dead Room"

Raven Banner has signed on to bring us a new movie going experience with New Zealand horror "The Dead Room". The film plays on some very William Castle-esque techniques with groundbreaking RUMBLE sound technology which activates at the bottom frequencies of the theatre's sound system. " The Dead Room" is directed by Jason Sutter and stars Jed Brophy and Jeffrey Thomas, Laura Petersen. Check out the new posters, stills and trailer for the film below.

 When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter a powerful spirit that will protect the house’s secrets at all cost.
The Dead Room is inspired by the chilling urban legend surrounding a farmhouse in Central Otago, New Zealand. In the early 1970s, two science tutors went to debunk claims a rural house was haunted and uncovered an incredibly disturbing mystery.

Official Trailer For "Dementia" Released

IFC Midnight has released the official trailer for "Dementia". The film is set for a theatrical and VOD release December 4th. " Dementia " is directed by Mike Testin is his feature film debut, and stars Gene Jones, Kristina Klebe, Hassle Harrison, Peter Cillela, and Richard Rielhe.

A disabled war veteran is in bad hands when his family hires the live-in nurse from hell in this intense psychological shocker. George (The Sacrament’s Gene Jones) is an aging ex-soldier haunted by memories of Vietnam and struggling to reconnect with his estranged son and granddaughter. But when he suffers a stroke and is diagnosed with dementia, George is left in the care of Michelle (Halloween’s Kristina Klebe), a seemingly sweet nurse with a disturbing dark side. At the mercy of a psychopath with a hypodermic needle, George becomes a prisoner in his own home, caught in a sadistic game of cat and mouse as brutal as anything he experienced in Vietnam.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Theatrical Release Date Announced For "Hexecutioners"

A limited theatrical release has been announced for Indie horror "Hexecutioners". The film directed by Jesse Thomas Cook will open November 27th for one night at Owen Sound, where the film was shot. "Hexecutioners " stars Liv Collins, Sarah Power and Wil Burd. 

Two disparate young women working for a company that conducts euthanasia are dispatched to a remote estate to perform a custom assisted-suicide ritual, but unwittingly summon the wraiths of a Death Cult that once inhabited the property.

First Trailer And Release Details For "Anguish"

A December release date and first trailer come out for paranormal, possession horror "Anguish". The film is directed by Sonny Mallhi and will land VOD on December 18th alongside the theatrical release. " Anguish" stars Ryan Simpkins, Annika Marks, Karina Logue, Ryan O'nan, Cliff Chamberlain, and Paulina Olszynski.

A new girl in a quiet town, Tess (Ryan Simpkins) tries to manage her psychosis while adjusting to her new life with her mom (Annika Marks).  After stumbling upon the shrine of Lucy (Amberley Gridley), a hit and run victim, Tess finds herself overwhelmed by hallucinations of the dead girl and starts to question her sanity again.  When the spirit possesses Tess’s mind and soul, mother and daughter are at a loss for where to turn next for salvation: religion or medicine?

Theatrical Trailer For "Dwelling" Released

The official theatrical trailer for Kyle Mecca's "Dwelling" has been released. The film stars Mu-Shaka Benson, Abigail Mary, Bill Brown, Alexandra Merritt Mathews, Fattie King, Josie DiVincenzo, Makenzy Glover, Emma Stablewski, and is due out in 2016. 

Dwelling”, is a paranormal horror film about a young woman, Ellie (Erin Marie Hogan), who deliberately buys a haunted house in attempt to make contact with the spirit world. Driven by a horrific experience in her past involving her sister, River (Devanny Pinn), Ellie is willing to put herself and family at risk to seek the truth. In doing so, Ellie releases a soul that is more malevolent and terrifying than she could ever imagine. Something dwells in the house called Amara…and it wants to get out.

Official Trailer Released For "There Is No Door"

Press Release:
Writer / Director Ward Crockett is taking his personal experiences with the harrowing illness of depression and concocting a dark spooky world in THERE IS NO DOOR.
Over the course of her childhood, a girl named Sam contends with a severely depressive curse that increasingly impairs her ability to live beyond the confines of the family home. The further she sinks into her depression, the more often she sees a mysterious door that intermittently appears in the hallway where her uncle vanished many years before…
There Is No Door uses the genre of psychological horror to explore and comment on our society’s difficulty with openly discussing clinical depression.
Director’s Statement
“Two years ago a friend of mine committed suicide. This came as a complete shock to me, and as is so often the case, I only found out after the fact that he had struggled with depression for much of his life. This started me reflecting on how depression has run in my own family for generations, more specifically on how the suicide of an ancestor of mine was kept quiet and often alluded to as an accident. As a filmmaker I wanted to find a way to cope with and understand my conflicting feelings about these events, and what eventually surfaced was a story that explores how depression is swept under the rug, hushed in conversations, and kept secret from people outside and even within a family. That story is this film—There Is No Door.”

Release Details Announced For "Alien: Covenant"

The release date and film details have been announced for Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant", the follow-up to "Prometheus ", along with some preliminary title artwork. The film will hit theatres on October 6th, 2017. 

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ‘Alien’ with ‘Alien: Covenant’, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with ‘Prometheus’ — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

DVD Details And New Trailer For "Judas Ghost

The DVD release details have been announced for microbudget Horror "Judas Ghost". The details came with the release of a thrilling new trailer. " Judas Ghost" is directed by Simon Pearce and stars Martin Delaney,Lucy Cudden, Simon Merrells. The film hits VOD and DVD December 1st.

Based on the writings of author Simon R. Green, JUDAS GHOST finds a team of professional ghost finders trapped in an old village hall. The haunting they set out to investigate turns out to be far worse than they anticipated…

New Poster Revealed For "The Witch"

A new teaser poster has been released for colonial horror "The Witch". The film, directed by first time director Robert Eggers, has fueled a lot of buzz from Horror fans, and due out in February 2016. "The Witch" stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie and Julian Richings. 

New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.

Crowd Funding For Bigfoot Horror Comedy "Wild Men"

A new crowd funding campaign is ongoing for Bigfoot found footage, Horror comedy " Wild Men". The campaign is taking place on Kickstarter and raising funds for post-production. "Wild Men" is directed by Bobby Sansivero and stars Zack Abramowitz, Alexander Stine, Erin Anne MacDonald, James Rich, Randolph Hubard, Chaka DeSilva, Sarah Sanders, Richard Nwaoko, Jon Savoy, Joshua Payne, Rica de Ocampo and Claudine Quadrat.

The inept cast and crew of a surprise hit reality-TV show travel deep into the Adirondack mountains for their second season to find proof that Bigfoot exists. Any remaining skepticism they have is ripped to pieces.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Crowd Funding Starts For "The Unkindness Of Ravens"

The crowd funding campaign has started for Lawrie Brewster's new horror project, "The Unkindness Of Ravens". The announcement came with plenty of visual goodies from the film, shot on location in the Scottish highlands. "The Unkindness Of Ravens" continues Lawrie's artistry of blending fantasy with surrealism, and horror. The campaign is taking place over on Kickstarter.

Andrew Alburn is a homeless army veteran consumed by the memory of an incident so disturbing that he cannot stand to look upon ravens, the dark creatures that trigger and populate his nightmares. Andrew escapes to a highland retreat to recover but in the bleak Scottish Highlands, black feathers and twinkling eyes have followed. Here his visions will manifest into an enemy more dangerous than he could ever have imagined.


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