Saturday, December 22, 2018

My Review Of "Blue My Mind"

"Blue My Mind" is a coming-of-age, body horror from Switzerland. The film is directed by Lisa Brühlmann and stars Luna Wedler, and Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen. It is described as an elegiac allegory- part "Suspiria" part "The Metamorphosis".

15-year-old Mia and her parents move to the suburbs of Zürich. While Mia plunges into a wild teenager existence, her body begins to change oddly. First hardly noticeably, but then with a force that threatens to drive her out of her mind. Mia’s transformation progresses inexorably, and she turns into the being which has slumbered within her for years... and is now gaining the upper hand.

Brühlmann's story blends the age of innocence with dark fantasy ad her protagonist deals with life changes, body issues and a sense of confusion about the future. Although she tackles a heavy amount of subject material in the film, "Blue My Mind" never goes full out horror, nor does it take itself too seriously. It is a well written,  well acted metaphor for transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.

The cast seem far stronger actors than their age,  or the film's indie status would suggest. Characters are brought to life conveniencingly and affective. More drama that thrills, there are moments that could have taken the film a bit darker and with a little more horror. Still it wasn't really needed and the film doesn't hurt without, still as a 45 yr old man I could have related more. Or maybe more comfortable considering the material deals with female energies and becoming woman.

The special effects, though limited till the final act, are well produced blends of practical and slight CGI. All kept to a minimalist approach. Most of the film's ability to captivate is done so through brilliant story,  cinematography and the human element. Overall "Blue My Mind" is a great dark fantasy drama appealing to fans of Animorph whimsy and coming-of-age drama. (4/5)

Netflix Releasing Scifi Thriller "IO" This January

Netflix is set to release sci-fi thriller "IO" in January. The film is directed by Jonathan Helpert and stars Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston. The post apocalyptic story was written by Clay Jeter, Charles Spano, and Will Basanta.

A young woman named Sam is one of the last people on a ravaged, post cataclysmic planet Earth. Her last chance is to leave is a shuttle off  of the planet. She must make the decision to join the rest of the survivors or go it alone as a lone castaway.

Trailer Released For Danish Horror "Finale"

The trailer had been released for Danish horror "Finale". The film is directed by Søren Juul Petersen based on the book by Steen Langstrup. It stars  Anne Bergfeld, Karin Michelsen, Damon Younger, Kristoffer Fabricius, Mads Koudal, Kim Sønderholm and Gustav Scavenius. Already released in Scandinavia thru Blockbuster,  "Finale" should be available worldwide early 2019.

Nationwide quietness. The streets are empty. Everyone’s glued to their screens at home, watching the final game. In the outskirts of Denmark, close to the German border, a small gas station needs to be open for service, even on this special night. Two young women have the shift. Ambitious Agnes is in the backroom putting finishing touches on her thesis, while freespirited Belinda is on her phone, hoping to get the attention of her boyfriend. Unfortunately, the shift is not going to be as uneventful as they think, because no customers also means no witnesses, and the girls have been spotted to play a special part in a very different sort of game.


Uncork’d Entertainment is proud to announce the North American theatrical and digital release of the acclaimed Australian crime-drama West of Sunshine.

A captivating social-realist story from debut feature filmmaker Jason Raftopoulos, the celebrated film – hot from an outstanding response, complete with standing ovation, at the Venice Film Festival - tells of a father who has less than a day to pay back a gambling debt, while looking after his young son.

Featuring powerful performances from Damian Hill (“The Leftovers”), Ty Perham, Arthur Angel (Red Dog), Kat Stewart (“Underbelly”), Eliza D’Souza (Predestination) and Kaarin Fairfax (“Picnic at Hanging Rock”), Welcome to Sunshine is a “nigh-perfect slice of inner city Australian cinema” (Filmink) that befittingly finds its home alongside Aussie crime drama classics like Chopper and Two Hands.

Synopsis : Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son. Jim's relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son's life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life.

Opening theatrically January 25th , and releasing on VOD January 22nd, West of Sunshine is being distributed by Uncork’d Entertainment.

Check Out The Trailer For Thriller "The Pinch"

From the writer of Ninja Apocalypse and Rushlights, and starring Gunner Wright, The Pinch, on VOD this December .

Synopsis : When a low level mobster is nearly rubbed out by the boss, he decides to take the bonus he was promised by force, so he kidnaps the boss and demands a hefty ransom.

From writer-director Ashley Scott Meyers (Rushlights, Ninja Apocalypse), and starring Gunner Wright (G.I Joe, the Dead Space game franchise) and James Aston Lake (Deadpool), the indie thriller is part Misery, part Goodfellas, combining gritty gangster action with heart-racing suspense and thrills.

Meyers is a screenwriter and blogger / podcaster, running the successfully screenwriting outlet

The Pinch is currently available on Amazon Prime, where it’s averaging a 4/5 score, with other platforms to be announced.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Release Date Announced For "The Amityville Murders"

"The Amityville Murders" is a film that I have been excited to see ever since word came of the project. Now we have a release date for the Daniel Farrands directed horror. Skyline Entertainment will release "The Amityville Murders" February 8th theatrically , as well as on VOD and Digital. It stars John Robinson, Chelsea Ricketts, Diane Franklin, Paul Ben-Victor, Lainie Kazan, and Burt Young.

On the night of November 13, 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. took a high-powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that “voices” in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.

Wide Release Date Announced For "The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot"

A wide release date has been announced for unique cult horror "The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot". The film will be made available VOD February 8th 2019. "TMWKHATTB" is directed by Robert D. Krzykowski and stars Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, Caitlin Fitz Gerald and Ron Livingston.

Since WWII, Calvin Barr has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the Canadian wilderness and is carrying a deadly plague that is now threatening to spread to the general population. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again.

New Trailer Released For Scifi Horror "Awakening Alpha"

Newest trailer for "Awakening Alpha" has the aliens bringing the violence. The film is written / directed by Shahin Sean Solimon, who also stars. It costars Jon Mack, Christine Côté, and Alex Noel. Due out in 2019.

A man wakes up from deep sleep to discover that he is the last man on earth and there is a dark force coming from the sky. The film has everything a genre fan would love to see in an exciting sci-fi film, including aliens, flying saucers, giant pods, robots, the undead, and great visual effects, including some classic stop-motion technology!

First Look At Jordan Peele's Monster Movie "Us"

Images have been release giving us our first look at Jordan Peele's monster movie "Us" . The trailer lands Christmas day. The monsters in "Us" are called 'the Tethered'.

Trailer Released For Indie Horror "Cutterhead"

"Cutterhead" is a indie horror making its rounds on the festival circuit with plans for an official release set first in Denmark. The film is directed by Rasmus Kloster and stars Christine Sønderris, Kresimir Mikic, and Samson Semere. No U.S. release date set for the thriller.

Rie visits a tunnel-boring machine being used to construct the Copenhagen Metro. When an accident occurs, she must survive the claustrophobic conditions of an airlock with Ivo and Bharan whilst reconsidering their lives.

"Whispers" Teaser Released For 'TWD Second Half Season 9"

Check out the teaser video featuring Alpha, set to raise Hell in second half of season 9 of 'TWD'. The latest season returns February 10th. The teaser comes just days after the first image of Alpha blew up the net.

The Walking Dead Season 9b Synopsis: "The second half of "The Walking Dead" Season 9 finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves. What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group's rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it's unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.

Breaking Glass Pictures Acquires Noir Thriller "Naples In Veils"

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights noir thriller "NAPLES IN VEILS". The film is directed by Ferzan Ozpetek and stars Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Alessandro Borghi, Anna Bonaiuto, and Isabella Ferrari. A theatrical release is set for early 2019 followed by DVD VOD release. 

One evening at a party, Adriana crosses the seductive and provocative looks of Andrea, an attractive and confident young man. She cannot escape the sensual skirmish and the two spend the night together. But it does not seem to finish there. They agree to go out together the day after. A stronger feeling grows rapidly in her, perhaps the beginning of a great love that could change her life. The turning point comes, but it is not what she expected. The situation precipitates when she becomes involved in a crime that drags her into the center of an investigation with disturbing outcomes. A jolt that can undermine every certainty. Involuntarily, without the possibility of escape, she slips into a path inside the most secret shadow zone of her personality. In a Naples suspended between magic and sensuality, reason and madness, a mystery surrounds the existence of Adriana, overwhelmed by a sudden love and a violent crime.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

First Look At Zachary Quinto In 'NOS4A2'

EW revealed our first look at Zachary Quinto in exclusive image from 'NOS4A2'. In the new AMC series Quinto plays Charlie Manx. The series is set for 2019 and costars Ashleigh Cummings, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Virginia Kull, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jahkara Smith.

Trailer Released For "Men In Black: International"

Check out the trailer for new "Men In Black: International". The film is directed by  F. Gary Gray, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, with Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson. It hits theatres June 14th.

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the threats and the scum of the universe. This time it's up to a new team of agents to tackle the most global threat to date: a mole inside the Men in Black.

Focus Features Will Release "GRETA" In March

Focus Features has made plans to release "Greta" in theatres March 1st. The film is directed by Neil Jordan and stars Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, and Stephen Rea. Check out the trailer below.

A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness.  Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems.

Trailer Released For Mystery Thriller "Where'd You Go, Bernadette"

The trailer has been released for mystery thriller "Where'd You Go, Bernadette". The film is based on the best selling novel by Maria Semple.and is directed by Richard Linklater. It stars Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao, and Laurence Fishburne, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" hits theatres March 22nd.

Bernadette Fox, a Seattle woman had it all – a loving husband and a brilliant daughter. When she unexpectedly disappears, her family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.

The First Clip Released For "Terror Tales"

The first clip from Terror Tales, the highly-anticipated new horror anthology from writer-director Jimmy Lee Combs and High Octane Pictures, has been released ahead of the 1/8 On Demand release.

The film, which brings together cast from Friday the 13th, Maniac Cop 1 & 2, George Romero's The Crazies, Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs, Sleepaway Camp, Critters 2 and other horror classics, stars Lynn Lowry, Ari Lehmann, Felissa Rose, Laurene Landon, Jennifer Runyon and more!

Synopsis : When Michael wakes up he is horrified to find that he is riding shotgun with a psychopath (Christopher Showerman, “Supergirl”) who reveals to him that his wife and daughter are held captive in the attached cargo trailer. The trailer is rigged to release a deadly toxin when triggered by a switch in the car. Thinking of his family’s safety, he cooperates with everything the psychotic driver asks him to do even if it means breaking the law.

During this bizarre ride, the driver subjects Michael to three horrific tales of the macabre including a demon that takes a mother (Lynn Lowry, “Shivers”) on a journey of self-discovery and reveals to her the horrifying truth behind her son’s suicide. The next tale transpires in the '80s where a Detective is hot on the trail of a serial killer known as The Sledgehammer (Jonathan Tiersten, “Sleepaway Camp”) who is terrorizing a video store owner and his wife. In the final tale, an evil deity (Yan Birch, “Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs”) is using the human body as a host to possess its victims. When the deity destroys one victim it jumps to another causing an epidemic of possessions being reported.

With a burning desire for the truth behind his abduction and the safety of his family, will Michael have the will to survive the madness? Your sanity will be tried and tested in Terror Tales.

Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop), Jennifer Runyon (Ghostbusters), Ari Lehmann (Friday the 13th), Ashley Park (“Rosewood”), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), and Helen Udy (The Dead Zone) also star.

In the tradition of Creepshow, Terror Tales from High Octane Pictures turns up the terror this January!


The Harrowing, from director Jon Keeyes (American Nightmare) and starring genre icons Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Starship Troopers) and Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy, G.I Joe : The Rise of Cobra), premieres on VOD Christmas day from Film Mode Entertainment.

Haunted by the  ritualistic  killing  of  his  best  friend,  a  vice  detective (Matthew Tompkins, Sicario)  determined  to discover  the  truth  goes  undercover  into  a  forensic  hospital  and  is  plunged  into  his  own personal  hell  where  demons  might  be  real.  

Jon Keeyes, writer and director of the film, says “We've carefully crafted an intelligent, suspenseful, tense thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats while driving them down a road of psychological twists and turns. Right out of the gate, we pull them in with an explosive opening sequence, and then keep them guessing as the mystery unfolds until we blow their minds in the final moments. Being able to construct such an intricate puzzle like this - that is both entertaining and thought provoking - has been a joy."

Matthew Tompkins, Producer: "The Harrowing is carefully constructed to be a powerful synergy of elements that make it one of those rare 'elevated' genre films with true crossover appeal to a wide variety of hardcore fans...The film is a potent mix of horror and supernatural elements that underpin a very smart, disturbing, and complicated psychological thriller...the idea of being able to drive the narrative utilizing all of these things, to truly pull that off, from both a commercial and artistic perspective, was a fantastic opportunity for us as Filmmakers."

In addition to Ironside, Vosloo and Tompkins, the dynamic ensemble cast also includes ‘’The Haunting of Hill House’’’s Arianne Martin and Damon Carney (Hellraiser : Judgement).

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


 Epic Pictures and Dread Central Presents are thrilled to announce that THE GOLEM will be part of the official selection of the 2019 Miami Jewish Film Festival, named "One of the Best Jewish Film Festival's in the US" by The Forward. 

Directed by Doron and Yoav Paz, written by Ariel Cohen, and produced by Shalom Eisenbach, this horror-thriller follows a mystical woman who must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she conjures to protect them is a far greater evil. Starring Hani Furstenberg and Ishai Golan. 

The film will screen on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Regal Cinemas South Beach. It will be available nationwide on VOD and in select theaters on February 5, 2019.

THE GOLEM – During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a young woman, Hanna, must save her tight-knit Jewish community from invaders. Turning to Jewish mysticism, she conjures a dangerous entity to protect her and her people. However, the powerful creature she summons may be far more evil than anything she could have ever imagined.

Trailer Released For "Hellboy" Reboot

The official trailer has been released for "Hellboy" reboot. The film is directed by Neil Marshall and stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, and Sasha Lane. The film hits theatres April 12th.

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. 

First Image Of Alpha 'Second Half Season 9 TWD'

 "AMC released today the official key art from the highly-anticipated mid-season return of "The Walking Dead" Season 9, premiering Sunday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, featuring a first look at Samantha Morton as the Whisperers leader Alpha.

The second half of "The Walking Dead" Season 9 finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves. What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group's rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it's unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth."

Indie Horror "Cherokee Creek" VOD Release In Time For Christmas

The indie horror "Cherokee Creek", from Movie Mafia Productions, is getting a VOD release in time for Christmas. The film will be released first on iTunes now until December 25th. Then a wider release through Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu on Christmas day. It is directed by Todd Jenkins.

A bachelor party in the woods gets crashed by the ultimate party animal.

The Russian Sleep Experiment Film Adaptation

One of society's horrific urban legends is set to come alive as a film adaptation of the Russian Sleep Experiment is in the works. Little is known about the movie but the storied events are nightmarish enough so I hope they do the thing proper. The working title is The Soviet Sleep Experiment and is being directed by Barry Andersson. So far Chris Kattan has signed on.

Russian researchers in the late 1940’s kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in a sealed environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so the gas didn’t kill them, since it was toxic in high concentrations. This was before closed circuit cameras so they had only microphones and 5 inch thick glass porthole sized windows into the chamber to monitor them. The chamber was stocked with books, cots to sleep on but no bedding, running water and toilet, and enough dried food to last all five for over a month.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Released Details Announced For "30 Miles From Nowhere"

4Digital Media announced that "30 Miles From Nowhere" will be released in March 2019. The film is directed by Caitlin Koller and stars Carrie Preston, Rob Benedict, Rusty Schwimmer and Cathy Shim. It will hit DVD and Digital March 5th.

The story involves a reunion. Involving several friends, they all meet to honour the passing of college friend Max. After a psychological study fell apart, Max took his own life. Now, his friends are uncovering parts of his past, that they wish they had never seen.

Dark Sky Films Announces Release Date and Trailer For “MEGA TIME SQUAD”

Dark Sky Films Proudly Announces The Release Date and Trailer Release Of The Highly Anticipated Festival Fan Favorite “MEGA TIME SQUAD” ; IN THEATERS AND ON VOD FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Directed by Tim van Dammen, the film stars Anton Tennet, Jonny Brugh, Hetty Gaskell-Hahn, Arlo Gibson, Milo Cawthorne, Eru Wilton, and Simon Ward.

A low-level criminal steals an ancient Chinese time-travel device, but he may not survive the demonic consequences of tampering with time. MEGA TIME SQUAD is a wildly entertaining time travel/sci-fi comedy out of New Zealand. 

Scream Team Releases Apocalytpic “White Doomsday” In Time for Xmas

From Writer/Director Mike Lombardo (The Stall, Long Pig) and Executive Producer
Brian Keene (Horror Grandmaster Award-winning author of The Rising, City of the
Dead, and Ghoul) comes the disturbing tale of Kelly and her son Riley, weathering the
end times in a bomb shelter amongst the ruin that was once the world. With supplies
and hope steadily declining, and Christmas approaching, Kelly must make a horrifying
decision that will cause her to find out just how far she would go for her child.
Scream Team Releases Apocalytpic “White Doomsday” In Time for Xmas. Starring Hope Bikle, Damian Maffei (The Strangers: Prey At Night, Haunt), and
introducing Reeve Blazi as Riley. The film is now available courtesy of Scream Team.

DVD Release Details Announced For "The Dark"

Dark Sky Films has announced the DVD release date for highly successful horror film "The Dark". The Justin P. Lange directed hit will be available to fans January 15th. It stars Nadia Alexander and Toby Nichols.

On the outskirts of a small town lies Devil’s Den, a mysterious tract of woods where many have entered but no one has ever left. The local legend is that the spirit of a girl who was horrifically murdered there haunts – and hunts in – this dense forest, brutally slaying anyone who dares to step into her terrain. When a young man with a dark past crosses her path, a series of events are set in motion that may lead to redemption for two tragically tortured souls.

Teaser Released For "The Man In Room Six"

Bill Oberst Jr. stars as "The Man In Room Six" , directed by Trevor Juenger. The film costars Jackie Kelly and David Wassilak. It isn't set for release until 2020, but the film has a crowd funding campaign set up.

"The Man In Room Six"

Carrie (Jackie Kelly) is a socially-troubled young woman trying to mend a strained relationship with her mother. After her grandfather dies in a nursing home, Carrie finds herself attracted to William (Bill Oberst Jr.), an elderly man in a neighboring room. William’s doctor offers Carrie a part-time position with the nursing home to keep tabs on the old man.
William shares a series of tall tales from his life as a younger man. He claims to be immortal, cursed to never die, but to grow old and sick. Before he can finish his final tale, William mysteriously disappears, and Carrie is implicated in his murder.
Carrie is committed to a girls’ asylum where tensions grow between herself and her childhood psychologist (David Wassilak) until Carrie must escape the facility at any cost. Unable to separate reality from fantasy, Carrie conjures the ghost of William to finish his tales and aide her escape.

Trailer Released For Next Installment To Hulu's "Into The Dark"

The trailer has been released for Hulu's next installment of unique anthology series "Into The Dark", focusing on New Years. Into the Dark: New Year, New You” premieres December 28th. It stars Suki Waterhouse, Carly Chaikin, Melissa Bergland, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Isabella Acres, Michelle Haro, and Bianca Lopez. 

Directed by Sophia Takal, the film deals with people's fascination with "self-care". A group of millennial friends gather for a girls’ night reunion on New Year’s Eve to reconnect and reminiscence. But as they begin to rehash old memories and revisit an old party game of “Never, Have I Ever,” gripes and secrets they’ve been harboring manifest in nefarious and surprising ways.

Cast Details Released For Netflix "The Dark Crystal" Prequel

Netflix is hard at work adapting Jim Henson fantasy "The Dark Crystal" into its next break-out series. 'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance' will serve as a sequel to the 1982 film. Now the streaming service has released the details about the all-star cast. The 10 episode first season will stream sometime 2019.

The epic voice cast includes Taron Edgerton (Kingsman) as Rian, Anya Taylor Joy (The Witch) as Brea, and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Deet – all Gelfling. 

Other Gelfling characters will be voiced by Helena Bonham-Carter (Fight Club, the Harry Potter series); Eddie Izzard (Hannibal); Toby Jones (The Mist, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy); Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones); Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox); Mark Strong (Kingsman, Kick-Ass); Theo James (Castlevania, the Divergent series); and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider, Ex Machina). 

Voicing the Skeksis and Mystics are Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Justice League Action), Harvey Fierstein (Independence Day, Mulan), Ralph Ineson (The Witch), Keegan-Michael Key (The Predator, Key and Peele), Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Mission Impossible), and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine).

Monday, December 17, 2018

Official Trailer Released For "Doom Room"

Doom Room, starring genre legend Debbie Rochon, and directed by Jon Keeyes (The Harrowing), comes to digital January 15 from Wild Eye Releasing.

A woman wakes up locked in a small room with no memory of how she arrived there. Unable to escape, and tormented by a series of paranormal entities, she must uncover the riddle of who she is and how she got here.

Scripted by Keeyes and Carl Kirshner, the film also stars Nicholas Ball (TVs ''Red Dwarf''), Johanna Stanton, Hayden Tweedie (The Harrowing) and Matthew Tompkins ("Prison Break").

Wide Digital Release Announced For "Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel"

The highly anticipated sequel HELL HOUSE LLC II: THE ABADDON HOTEL was initially released September 20th on the genre streaming site SHUDDER. After a 3-month exclusive window on this platform, TERROR FILMS will make this exciting haunter on several more Digital hosters, including: Amazon Instant, iTunes, Vudu, Steam, Google Play and Xbox. This latest release will also take place in multiple countries, beginning Friday, January 4th, 2019.
Upon the initial release of HELL HOUSE LLC II: THE ABADDON HOTEL, writer/director Stephen Cognetti’s sequel set off an online frenzy among fans leaving them hungry for more. Although an official announcement has not been made, the attached banner was uploaded to the TERROR FILMS’ official Facebook page several weeks ago, clearly hinting at a third installment coming this October 2019, titled HELL HOUSE LLC III: LAKE OF FIRE.

 In case you missed the initial announcements, the official trailer and poster for HELL HOUSE LLC II: THE ABADDON HOTEL can be found below. A future DVD release will be announced shortly, on the official HELL HOUSE LLC Facebook page.

Horror Movie "Scarecrows" Creating Real Life Horrors For Farmers

SCARECROWS, the stoner-horror film from Uncork'd Entertainment, is snaring fans quickly -- but they're going about their fandom for the Stu Stone-directed movie in the wrong way.

The audience has connected with the movie to such a degree that it has become a problem for some farmers. SCARECROWS revolves around a group of stoner-teens who unknowingly trespass onto a farmers field. Unbeknownst and unluckily for the teens, this farmer tortures people who uninvitedly trespass on his property. The killer hunts them down, nails them to crosses and hangs them in the field as human scarecrows, leaving them to die.

A couple weeks back Producer Adam and Director Stu noticed their inboxes had an unusually high number of emails. Confused, the guys investigated to find several emails from farmers reporting teens sneaking onto their property and getting high in the cornfields and trying to find their way out.  They connected with some of the farmers who stated that the kids had seen the movie on the streaming platform and were imitating it in real life. The farmers thought the filmmakers were irresponsible in not making it clear that people should not copy a movie. Completely dismayed, Adam & Stu talked the farmer down and agreed to release a statement encouraging people to NOT imitate a horror movie and get stoned in cornfields!
Please, while we are incredibly flattered that you liked our film, we implore everyone to not copy what you see on tv or in the movies. Trespassing is illegal and could be outright dangerous. You and your friends could get SHOT AND KILLED, and its just not worth it. We do however encourage everyone to get high and watch the movie from the safety of your own homes!
-Stu Stone, Director, Scarecrows

More on the official page of the film.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

My Review Of "City Of Gold"

Harry Locke's "City Of Gold" is an action adventure fantasy. The film stars Vernon Wells, Christopher Atkins, John Charles Meyer, Adrienne Whitney Papp, Riley Dandy, Robbie Allen and Jennifer Rikert Wolski. The movie spins a graphic novel attitude into classic adventure fanfare, at times feeling organic and ambitious while other scenes show more mimicry than imagination.

An anguished media magnate, Jonathan Davenport, accompanies his estranged lover to the Peruvian Amazon in pursuit of a reclusive artist living in rebel occupation. Despite their philanthropic intentions, the mission proves to be the harbinger of something dark and ominous rooted deep within Jonathan.

The story begins with almost experimental indie fervere, and raises an eyebrow of interest from the start. The acting is blended, some moments read smoothly while others come off contrived or over-stated. Still, Locke maintains control enough to create an interesting enough story, and the scenes are rich with melodrama and theatrics. There isn'tmuch originality present but the almost graphic novel style of story telling adds a better quality to "City Of Gold.

The special effects are mixed bag choices, cheap CGI and some practical choices create enough thrills to help get the film to action adventure lecels. Budget restrains are obvious and Locke's film pushes the limit with effectiveness. Still all things considered the action and effects scenes work. The real winner is the locations and cinematography. Overall "City Of Gold" is an okay film, just don't go in with blockbuster expectations. (3/5)


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