Wednesday, December 23, 2015

5th And Final Character Trailer For "Lake Runs Red" Introduces Paul On December 29th

The producers of “Lake Runs Red,” an independently produced home-invasion horror feature, are proud to announce the upcoming release of their 5th and final character trailer on Tuesday December 29th, 2015, via their official YouTube channel,

This final character trailer, focuses on “Paul” the most mysterious and secretive character in the film. Paul has an uncomfortably close relationship with his daughter Lauren and an unconventional infatuation with her best friend Melissa (Lauren Morris). After years of an unhealthy marriage to his cold, unwelcoming wife Gwen, he yearns for a fresh start, away from the lonely seclusion of northern Minnesota. Paul is expertly played by Michael Hertenstein, a veteran theater and film actor, who most recently performed in a high profile production of “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the world famous GUTHRIE THEATRE in downtown Minneapolis, this past autumn.  

"Lake Runs Red" employed a unique trailer strategy for their marketing campaign. The film released five “character” trailers, each focusing on one of the main characters from the film. This is the 5th and final character trailer in an initial series of five.

“The production team has been anxiously awaiting this final character trailer. It subtly and quietly adds a layer of doubt and suspicion to the narrative. It’s a game changer and a perfect way to end this series of vignettes. We’ve said all along that there was more to the story than meets the eye. Watch this one very carefully. I think you’ll be intrigued by what you see,” said Stephanie Riesgraf, producer of “Lake Runs Red.”  

Added Jason Riesgraf, director and co-writer of “Lake Runs Red,” “Michael Hertenstein was a tremendous inspiration to all of us during this production. Michael’s dream was always to be a working actor. Right now, he’s pursuing his dream without hesitation. He’s found wonderful success so far, and we’re so thankful that he donated his considerable performance talents to “Lake Runs Red.”

Directed by Jason Riesgraf, written by J. Dan Moores & Jason Riesgraf, and produced by Jason Riesgraf, Jeff Fuller, J. Dan Moores, and Stephanie Riesgraf. “Lake Runs Red” stars Lauren Morris, Kaci Wegleitner, Michael Hertenstein, Helene Donohue, and C.J. DeVaan.  

Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

Red Ratio Entertainment, LLC presents “Lake Runs Red,” an independent film produced exclusively in Minnesota. "Lake Runs Red" triumphantly presents a new brand of home-invasion horror entertainment, uniquely blending disparate elements of contemporary crime noir, classic thriller, slasher film, and extreme splatter horror. "Lake Runs Red" is scheduled for a 2016 limited release.  

New Featurette 'Book To Film' For Sci-fi "The 5th Wave"

A new featurette has been released for Sci-fi thriller "The 5th Wave" chronicalling the journey from book to film. Directed by J Blakeson and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber, Maggie Siff, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston, Zackary Arthur, "The 5th Wave" hits theatres on January 15th, 2016. The film is based on the best-selling sci-fi, Alien invasion series written by 
Rick Yancey.

In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 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.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Psychological Thriller "The Ice Cream Truck" Filming News

Press Release: "Megan Freels Johnston's new psychological thriller The Ice Cream Truck is set to shoot in Spring of 2016. The screenplay for the film is already gaining traction as a semi-finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay Competition. Hilary Barraford and Johnston will serve as producers of the film while many of Johnston's creative team from Rebound are already in place.

Synopsis: "Mary's husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As Mary's family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their new house all alone and ....waits. Although her familiar suburb is a constant reminder of her youth, something seems strange. A local Ice Cream Man with a love of nostalgia starts to kill some of her neighbors. Mary is torn between her mature instincts that something wrong and the distracting memories of her younger days."

New Poster And Trailer For "The Forest"

Check out the new poster and trailer for upcoming paranormal flick "The Forest". The film, directed by Jason Zada, hits theatres on January 8th and stars Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken. " The Forest" has been pumping out some cool promo material including a contest for a trip to Japan, and an interactive site that sends you into the suicide Forest.

Enter the Suicide Forest is an immersive 360 degree sight and sound experience that takes fans right into the heart of Aokigahara, the terrifying real life suicide forest located at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. The experience uses real images taken at Aokigahara.
The experience is best viewed in either mobile or virtual reality using Google Cardboard and your phone. 360 degree video and audio transports fans right into the The Suicide Forest.
Find your friend, trace her path…but leave the forest before it takes you.
Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller. A young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer of “Game of Thrones” and “The Hunger Games”), journeys there in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney of “Chicago Fire”), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.”
Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.

Monday, December 21, 2015

"Eden Falls" Enters Pre-Production

Horror Society broke word that Bear Claw Films is in pre-production on Indie flick "Eden Falls" written by Michael Coulombe.Martin Rogers, and veteran writer Victor Miller (writer ofFriday the 13th).

Coulombe, is also slated to direct the Latino drama he wrote You Can Call Me Eve, starring Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis and Eva Tamargo of Tyler Perry’s “The Have & Have Nots.”
Eden Falls is the story of Rob Adams, a freestyle skiing star, who corkscrews 720’s into a nightmare paranoid landscape to save the only woman he’ll ever love.
Coulombe, managed by Shakir Entertainment Management, is teaming up with the multi-talented iconic horror composer Harry Manfredini (the entire Friday the 13th franchise, House and Swamp Thing) to create a new soundtrack for die hard horror fans.

First Trailer Released For "Lilin's Brood"

The first official trailer has been released for "Lilin's Brood". The teaser trailer release was followed by news of the film's distribution deal. " Lilin's Brood" will be available on iTunes and Amazon February 12th, 2016 with pre-sale beginning January 28th. The film is directed by Mansa Mojo Brothas and stars Maxine Goynes, Brent King, Melinda Milton, Alberto Barros, Catherine Paiz, James Wellington, and Sandra Hinojosa.

A “New Media” news coverage team (W.H.I.S.T.L.E.) is stranded near a beleaguered brothel in the middle of nowhere; recovered footage will reveal what happens when they encounter a group of women with a terrifying secret.

My Review Of "Season's Greetings" Anthology

Concept Media's horror anthology "Season's Greetings" brings some devious low-budget fun to Christmas. Directed by Shawn Burkett and Ryan Stacy, this complex story of lives in a small town caught in nightmarish circumstances on Christmas night stars Ayse Howard, Erin R. Ryan, Michael Reeves, Amanda Collins, Kayla McDonald and Kelci C. Magel. "Season's Greetings" offers the classic, cheeky bloody treats that Concept Media is well known for in its Indie, almost homegrown style, filled with organic, practical moments of gore, and twisted humor.

The stories are contemporary slices of gore, slasher, and demonic fun familiar in anthology story-telling. The film starts off with a moment of black satire, brutal and twisted that is more of a bookend effect, both starting and ending the anthology. It is a bit cruel and disconnected as far as the personable component, but it does give us one devilishly entertaining creature to exact a bit of justice within the story. 

The first half of the first story breaks off and we turn to the story of an evil little elf in this sequel to "Elfis". " Elfis 2" offers up another round of rage killing from the tiny evil elf with a slasher's heart. It is entertaining, bloody, and quick. Then we get another devious slice of life from the femme fatale of " Ladies Night" in this third short featuring these female killers out for a bloody good bit of fun- killing local douchebags. It gives us a bit of camp and is true to what the "Ladies Night" has become known for, flipping the roles of predator and prey.

"Season's Greetings" seamlessly finishes with the last half of that brutal revenge piece and gives us some demony delight with "Summon". It is the darkest and most mature of the nightmares found in " Season's Greetings ", and is also the most effective dramatically. Overall this anthology isn't as strong a film technically as " Watch This", but it is entertaining and fun. The effects are cheap, gory good moments that really sell the horror. The big winner in "Season's Greetings" is the musical score and added sound effects, they both were spot on and stellar! If, like me, you enjoy homegrown, low-budget Indie horror, and look for new films to add to the Holiday horror collection then check out "Season's Greetings". It won't be for everyone but I am a fan of Concept Media's work and enjoyed it!

New Official Trailer Released For "Good Tidings"

Check out the new official trailer for Stuart W. Bedford's "Good Tidings". The holiday slasher horror is due out later 2016 and stars Jonny Hirst, Colin Murtagh, Alan Mulhall, Garry McMahon, and Liam W. Ashcroft.  The psychos in Santa suits already has me jonesin' for the 2016 Christmas season!

A horrifically twisted Xmas exploitation tale. A homeless war-veteran with a chequered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted on Christmas Day by three vicious psychopaths in Santa suits. 

Check out my recent interview with " Good Tidings" Director Stuart W. Bedford: Creating Some Christmas Mayhem.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

More News From "The Snowman" Front

More details are emerging from "The Snowman" production. The film adaptation OJo Nesbø’s best seller which is already starring Michael Fassbender will also star Rebecca Ferguson, and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Production is set to start on January 18th with release set for October 2017.

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Time For Evil With "6:66 PM"

Deadline has reported Jim Klock's involvement with "6:66 PM", the perfect time for evil. The 'Scream Queens' star will costar in the film with Chad Ridgely, Autumn Federici, Michael Buonomo, and Scott Burkhardt. Klock's will also direct the paranormal horror.

" 6:66 PM" follows a reality TV film crew's staged investigation into the paranormal that becomes terrifyingly real. When the house they’re exploring turns out to be haunted by the ghost of a serial killer, each crew member fights to stay alive and — more important — make their reality show a hit at any cost.

2nd Teaser Trailer Released For '11.22.63'

A second teaser trailer has been released for Stephen King and J.J. Abrams upcoming eight-part event series '11.22.63'. The series is set to debut as a Hulu Original series February 15th. The alternative historical view point story stars James Franco as Jake Epping, Chris Cooper as Al Templeton, Sarah Gadon as Sadie Dunhill, Cherry Jones as Marguerite Oswald, Daniel Webber as Lee Harvey Oswald, George MacKay as Bill Turcotte, Lucy Fry as Marina Oswald, and Leon Rippy as Harry Dunning, with the first two hours directed by Kevin MacDonald.

Based upon the best-selling 2011 novel written by King and published by Scribner, 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.


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