Friday, January 11, 2019

Indonesian Revenge Western "Buffalo Boys" Out Now

Samuel Goldwyn Films has released the Indonesian Revenge Western "Buffalo Boys". The film is directed by Mike Wiluan and stars Conan Stevens, Yoshi Sudarso, Zack Lee, Ario Bayu, Pevita Pearce and Tio Pakusadewo. It is available digitally and in limited theatrical release. 

The story involves a tale of vengeance - after two brothers lose their father. Jamar and Suwo track down their father's killer as their hope for vengeance meets more and more resistance.

Trailer Released For Netflix Series 'Siempre Bruja'

Produced by Dago García (Pedro el escamoso, El Paseo) and starring Angely Gaviria (Pambelé), Valeria Emiliani (La Cacica) Sofia Araujo (Sinú, Río de Pasiones), Youtuber Dylan Fuentes, and newcomers Carlos Quintero, Duban Prado, and Lenard Vanderaa, the 10-episode series will be available to Netflix members around the world in 2019.

Siempre Bruja will follow 18 year old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century who, in a desperate attempt to save her loved one, travels in time to present day Cartagena. Navigating the waters of this exciting new world, Carmen will soon discover that once a witch, always a witch.

The rest of the cast includes Constanza Duque (Kadabra, Cafe con Aroma de Mujer), Sebastián Eslava (Narcos, La Niña), Luis Fernando Hoyos (Loving Pablo, Los Graduados), Verónica Orozco (Anónima, A Corazón Abierto). Filmed entirely in Colombia with locations in Bogotá, Cartagena and Honda, the young adult drama will be produced by Caracol Television for Netflix. The series will be produced by Juliana Barrera La Esclava Blanca, La Ley Secreta), directed by Liliana Bocanegra (La Esclava Blanca, Made in Cartagena, Celia) and Mateo Stivelberg (La Esclava Blanca, La Ley Secreta), and written by Ana Maria Parra (Cuando Vivas Conmigo, La Nocturna) and Diego Vivanco (Mujeres Asesinas, Alias Maria)."

"Possum" Coming To DVD This February

Press Release: A man trying to escape his past finds his past continually chasing him down in POSSUM, a chilling new horror film featuring a "quiet storm" (Olly Richards, Time Out New York) of a lead performance by Mission: Impossible's Sean Harris. The film arrives on DVD from Dark Sky Films on February 12, 2019.

Philip (Sean Harris, Mission: Impossible -Fallout & Rogue Nation, Deliver Us From Evil), a disgraced children's puppeteer, returns to his dilapidated childhood home and lecherous stepfather, Maurice (Alun Armstrong, Braveheart). Philip is intent on destroying "Possum,"a hideously malformed spider-puppet he carries with him in a brown leather case. Unfortunately, and horrifically, Possum refuses to be abandoned.

Philip's mind is flooded with painful half-memories and nightmarish visions, and when he finds himself embroiled in a local investigation surrounding a missing boy, he grows progressively unsure of what's real and what's not. All the while Possum seems to mock his suffering at every turn.

A hallucinatory venture into a truly damaged psyche, Matthew Holness' (Garth Marenghi's Darkplace) POSSUM is a twisted trip of terror where both nothing and everything is exactly as it seems.
Adding to POSSUM's eerie atmosphere is an original soundtrack by the iconic electronic research lab The Radiophonic Workshop (Doctor Who).

Andrew Todd of Birth.Movies.Death called POSSUM"a simple but overwhelmingly frightening horror story, wrapped in atmosphere so thick you could drown in it.""5 out of 5. You have never seen it's like before, nor will you again,"said DanXIII at Horror Fuel. "Holness has created a new modern horror figure for our time that could stand alongside recent scaremongers such as The Babadook,"wrote Film Inquiry's Linsey Satterthwaite.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Poster Release For "Memory: The Origins Of Alien" Documentary

A poster has been released for "Memory: The Origins Of Alien" documentary ahead of Sundance premiere.

The film will screen at the Egyptian Theatre at 9:45pm on January 24th. It is directed by Alexandre O. Philippe. 

If MEMORY - THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN were only a comprehensive account of Alien’s origins — ancient myths, comic books, H.P. Lovecraft, sci-fi movies, and parasitic wasps — it would still be fascinating. But how did Alien lodge itself so indelibly into our cultural imagination? Philippe’s real interest lies in the deep resonance of myths and our collective unconscious. The strange symbiotic collaboration between Alien creators O’Bannon, Scott, and H.R. Giger suggests a greater synchronicity across history, art, and storytelling, a synchronicity that gives us the Furies, creatures of Renaissance painting, and even chest-bursting aliens.
Propelled by a pure joy of cinema (and sociology), the film is strewn with unearthed archival material, designs, and story notes. It’s safe to say you’ll never think of Alien the same way again.

Trailer Released For Fantasy Horror "The Changeover"

The trailer has dropped for fantasy horror "The Changeover" from Vertical Entertainment. The film is directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie. It stars Erana James, Benji Purchase, and Lucy Lawless. "The Changeover" is due out February 22nd.

Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother’s life.

Troma To Release "Victor Goodview" This March

Troma Entertainment will release "Victor Goodview" this March. The film is directed by Vincent Turturro and stars Winston Shaw, Kenny Borland, Tammi Cubilette, Jamie Sloan, and Kathleen Morgo. It hits the streets on DVD,  Blu-ray March 12th.

In the Yonkers ghetto, on the outskirts of New York City, aimless-millennial Victor finds himself without a job and short on the utility bill. To make matters more… uncomfortable, he hasn’t had a bowel movement in longer than he can remember. Victor seeks solace by making friends of dubious character, smoking crack of dubious quality, and pursuing women of dubious intent. As Victor readies himself for his desperately needed dead-end job interview, the consequences of his lifestyle catch up with him. Victor Goodview provides a true alternative to the typical, woe-is-me white boy after-school-special.

New Teaser Released For FX Series 'What We Do In The Shadows'

A new “Birthday” teaser has been released for FX series 'WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS' Series, coming in March. The series stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen. The 10-episode first season is based on the feature film of the same name by co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi.

Set in New York City, What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds and hundreds of years.

Trailer Released For Netflix Horror "Velvet Buzzsaw"

The trailer has been released for Netflix horror "Velvet Buzzsaw". The film is directed by Dan Gilroy and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Rene Russo, and Daveed Diggs. It is expected to hit the streaming service February 1st.

After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

"Automata" To Premiere At This Year's Frightfest Glasgow

Lawrie Brewster's Automata to premiere at FrightFest Glasgow

The lavish, gothic chiller will screen at Arrow FrightFest's 14th annual Scottish event this March, where it will once again provide its share of shocks, scares and chills as part of the Glasgow Film Festival.

Automata, the latest feature from director/writer duo Lawrie Brewster and Sarah Daly of Scotland's Hex Studios promises to be their boldest offering yet, with a lavish, Giallo-esque visual style, a subversive sensibility, and a narrative that spans three centuries.

The film tells the story of an antiques expert who is called upon to authenticate a three-hundred-year-old clockwork doll with a notorious history, the 'Infernal Princess'. He soon comes under its corrupting influence, and, along with his stepdaughter, finds himself the target of dark forces beyond his control.

The film stars Erich Redman (Overlord), Jamie Scott Gordon (The Unkindness of Ravens, Bonejangles) and Alexandra Nicole Hulme (Lord Of Tears, The Black Gloves), alongside Jonathan Hansler (The Devil's Business) and rising star Victoria Lucie (Dartmoor Killing).

According to director Lawrie Brewster, “Automata is a wild, Gothic thrill-ride, and by far the most ambitious film we've produced. We're honoured and excited to have the film's international premiere here in Scotland, at the UK's largest genre festival FrightFest, and as part of the prestigious Glasgow Film Festival.”

Automata will screen on the 2nd of March amidst a line-up of European and International premieres including Adrián García Bogliano’s Black Circle and Perry Blackshear's The Rusalka.

Automata is an international co-production between Hex Studios and partners Dark Dunes Productions, in association with Needle's Eye Productions, 7 Toes Productions and Lights Out Productions, and Executive Producers Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki, Charles Stiefel, Nick Ford, Greg Orsi, Bill Eikost, Kyle Curry and Richard Pate.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Trailer Released For Netflix Scifi Thriller "IO"

A trailer has been released for Neflix's scifi thriller "IO". The film hits the streaming service January 18th and stars Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston. "IO" is directed by Jonathan Helpert.

The film tells the story of one girl’s coming of age while examining the dangers of humanity’s current relationship with the planet. Qualley will play Sam Walden, a teenager surviving as one of the last people on an abandoned post-cataclysmic Earth, who is racing to find a cure for her poisoned home world before the last shuttle off the planet to the distant human space colony leaves her stranded. Mackie will play Micah, a complicated and mysterious refugee on his way to the imminent shuttle launch who makes Sam question whether she can really alter Earth’s fate.

Paramount Home Media Distribution Releases "Overlord" On Digital And 4K February

Paramount Home Media Distribution set to release "Overlord" on Digital February 5th and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD February 19th. Produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Julius Avery, the film stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbaek, John Magaro, Bokeem Woodbine and Mathilde Ollivier.

A team of American paratroopers who come face-to-face with Nazi super-soldiers unlike the world has ever seen. Go even further behind enemy lines with nearly an hour of explosive bonus material on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack or Digital*. The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital release** feature Dolby Vision®

Trailer Released For Netflix Adaptation 'Polar'

The trailer for Netflix's adaptation of graphic novel 'Polar' has been released. The film, based on the Dark Horse action noir graphic novel, stars Mads Mikkelsen, Katheryn Winnick, Josh Cruddas, Vanessa Hudgens, Matt Lucas, Ruby O. Fee,  and Robert Maillet. It is directed by Jonas Åkerlund, and will premiere January 25th on the streaming service.

The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser (Mikkelsen), is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.

Release Details And Official Trailer For "Mega Time Squad"

The release details have been announced for "Mega Time Squad". The film will hit theaters and VOD beginning February 15th. It stars Anton Tennet, Jonny Brugh, Hetty Gaskell-Hahn, Arlo Gibson, Milo Cawthorne, Eru Wilton, and Simon Ward. "Mega Time Squad" is directed by Tim van Dammen.

A low-level criminal steals an ancient Chinese time-travel device, but he may not survive the demonic consequences of tampering with time.

New Poster And Trailer Released For "Fighting The Sky"

A new poster and trailer has been released for scifi thriller "Fighting The Sky".

Conrad Faraj’s otherworldly sci-fi horror film Fighting The Sky, an alien invasion film starring Angela Cole (White Boy Rick) and Roger Conners (The Curse of Lilith Ratchet), is set to invade North America this February from High Octane Pictures.

Strange other-worldly sounds are echoing around the world. A group of researchers, led by expert ufologist Lorraine Gardner, begin an expedition to track down the point of origin from which the sounds emerge. Yet as their journey deepens, they begin to discover more than they bargained for.

Featuring high end visual effects from Corey McCauley (Kevin Smith’s Tusk, Mike Mendez’s Don’t Kill It), and co-starring Matthew Ward, Nicole Ann Hicks, Alison Headrick, Jinette Faraj, Judith Faraj, Brianna Burke, Bailey Weaver, Logan Roberts, Ed Conrad, and Larry Cahill, Fighting the Sky invades digital and DVD February 5.

Horror Anthology "Muerte Tales of Horror" Available On Amazon Video

Horror Anthology Feature "Muerte Tales of Horror" is available on Amazon Video in a UNCUT versionPriscilla Iden, Mario Aguilar, Will McCann, Jessica Golden Mathews, Ashley Lopez Delagarza, Kimberly Cardenas, Andrea Guzman, Eric Delagarza, Michael Jay Salinas, Aileen Corpos, Ronny Holiday, Peter M Howard, Katie Loftin, Berna Towns and Tara Allen are featured in the award-winning anthology. "Muerte Tales of Horror" was shot in Corpus Christi and San Antonio by director Christopher Ambriz and his crew.

The film centers around four tales of horror presented by a stolen comic from a Mexican Curio shop that features tales of vampires, witches, demons and the titular Latin “boogeyman” El Cucuy. The shorts in the anthology are Mirror, El Cucuy, The Date and Muerte, and each film carries over from the next film.

New Clip Released For Upcoming Horror "Blood Bound"


A new clip has been released for supernatural thriller "Blood Bound". The film, directed by Richard LeMay, stars Joseph Melendez, Eden Brolin, Rosa Arredondo, Gerald McCullouch, and VanessaRubio. Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment will be releasing the film on VOD.

Every 25 years, it begins. Bound to an ancient pact, a family of unlimited power descends upon a small rural town to sacrifice four human lives, one being a member of their own family. This Rosemary’s Baby meets Drag Me to Hell thriller takes a dark look into how far the human spirit can take one soul in its most desperate hour.

See trailer here :

Jordan Peele's "Us" To Premiere At This Year's SXSW

Jordan Peele's next nightmare installment "Us" will have its world premiere at this year's SXSW film (and music) festival. The film will headline their opening night programming on Friday, March 8. "Us" stars Lupita Nyong'o,Winston Duke, with Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elizabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker. 

A family on vacation with some friends, find themselves in a real-life nightmare when they come up against violent doppelganger versions of themselves. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Agonalia

January 9th : Agonalia

The Agonalia took place several times a year; on January 9th, May 21, March 17 and December 11 and included sacrifices to both Janus Agonius. A ram was usually sacrificed to ensure the protection of the state.

Janus must be propitiated on the Agonal day.
The day may take its name from the girded priest
At whose blow the God's sacrifice is felled:
Always, before he stains the naked blade with hot blood,
He asks if he should, Agatne? and won't unless commanded.
Some believe that the day is called Agonal because
The sheep do not come to the altar but are driven (agantur).
Others think the ancients called this festival Agnalia,
'Of the lambs', dropping a letter from its usual place.

Or because the victim fears the knife mirrored in the water,
The day might be so called from the creature's agony?
It may also be that the day has a Greek name
From the games (agones) that were held in former times.
And in ancient speech agonia meant a sheep,
And this last reason in my judgment is the truth.
Though the meaning is uncertain, Rex Sacrorum,
Must appease the Gods with the mate of a woolly ewe.

Gifts of dates, figs and jars of honey were also offered and given along with money as gifts to friends and family.

Trailer Released For "The Haunting Of Sharon Tate"

A trailer has been released for "The Haunting Of Sharon Tate", starring Hilary Duff. The film is directed by Daniel Ferrand and costars Jonathan Bennett, Lydia Hearst, Pawel Szajda, Ryan Cargill, Bella Popa, Fivel Stewart, Tyler Johnson, and Ben Mellish. Look for this one April 2019.

The film takes a look at the last days leading up to Tate’s murder from her point of view. The plot is inspired by an actual quote from Tate, from an interview published a year before her death, wherein she reveals having dreams about ghosts haunting her house and foreseeing her own death at the hands of a satanic cult.

Release Date Announced For Psychological Thriller "Wretch"

Release details have been announced for psychological thriller "Wretch". The film is directed by Brian Cunningham and hits On Demand and Digital January 29th. It stars Spencer Korcz, Megan Massie, and Riker Hill

The film centers on three friends struggling to piece together fractured memories after a drug-fueled night in the woods. In the process, they’re forced to confront guilt, jealousy, and a supernatural presence that threatens to expose their true natures. 

First Images Revealed For Netflix Original "Love, Death And Robots"

We have our first look at Netflix original animated, adult anthology series "Love,  Death And Robots". The series comes from Tim Miller (Deadpool) and David Fincher (Seven, “Mindhunter”), The 18 episode short anthology series will be executive produced by Miller and Fincher.

Episodes in the series will be about 5-15 minutes each with a crazy variety of animation styles from around the world — everything from 2D to photorealistic 3D CGI. Some are comedies. Some are tragedies. All of them are incredibly demented and definitely unlike most animation out there.”

Terror Films Announces Release Date For 80's Homage "Close Calls"

TERROR FILMS has acquired the rights to writer/director Richard Stringham’s debut feature film CLOSE CALLS! The film is set to be released across multiple digital platforms Friday, January 11th
The film centers around Morgan MacKenzie (Jordan Phipps) - a troubled teen with a checkered past, who finds herself grounded by her father (Kristof Waltermire). Bored and left alone to deal with her ailing and crazy grandmother (Janis Duley), Morgan soon becomes the target of a psycho caller. As the night gets weirder, paranoia begins to set in and Morgan is forced to face some of her worst fears and inner demons as she starts to believe that everyone she knows is either plotting against her or trying to kill her. 

CLOSE CALLS (produced, written and directed by Richard Stringham) has been well received by critics with SCREAM MAGAZINE stating: “Richard Stringham has crafted a clever, unique motion picture that goes well beyond merely being a valentine to its influences. The film offers some humor to occasionally lighten up the suspenseful proceedings, and Stringham proves himself as a talent to watch with this striking celluloid calling card.” 
The film has also been well received at film festivals, having been the official selection and winner at multiple festivals. Festival participation includes: the Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival and Writers' Celebration, the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival (Won: Best in Category - Best First-Time Filmmaker Feature), the Los Angeles Horror Competition (Won: Diamond Award-Best Feature Film), the Maverick Movie Awards, the NYC Horror Film Festival (Won: Best Cinematography, Best Director) and the Spotlight Horror Film Awards (Won: Silver Award - Best Film). 
The film will be available on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Tubi TV and Steam and additional platforms at a later date. In advance of the film’s release this Friday, TERROR FILMS is sharing some stills, the Official Trailer and Poster below.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Clip Released For Thriller "Still"

A new clip has been released for thriller "Still". The film is directed by Takashi Doscher and stars Madeline Brewer, Lydia Wilson and Nick Blood. It will be  available on Digital and On Demand beginning January 8th. 

When a young female hiker stumbles onto an isolated farm after losing her way on the Appalachian Trail, she is taken in by a strange couple desperate to protect a secret deep in the mountains.

Poster And Trailer For "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror"

Shudder is set to release horror documentary "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror" this February. A poster and trailer for the documentary had come online. Check both out below.

"Horror Noire: A History Of Black Horror" will premiere February 7th. The documentary will feature interviews with Jordan Peele, Tony Todd, Tina Mabry, Ken Foree, and many more. It is directed by Xavier Burgin and based on Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman's book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to the Present,

Trailer Released For Supernatural Thriller "Blood Bound"

Check out the trailer released for supernatural thriller "Blood Bound". The film is directed by Richard LeMay and stars Joseph Melendez, Eden Brolin, Rosa Arredondo, Gerald McCullouch, and VanessaRubio. Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment will be releasing the film on VOD January 15th.

Every 25 years, it begins. Bound to an ancient pact, a family of unlimited power descends upon a small rural town to sacrifice four human lives, one being a member of their own family. This Rosemary’s Baby meets Drag Me to Hell thriller takes a dark look into how far the human spirit can take one soul in its most desperate hour.

Check out a clip previously released :

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Koshogatsu

Today, January 7th, Japanese celebrate Koshogatsu: "Known as the "little new year", it is a Shinto rite honoring Goddess Izanami, partner of God Izanagi. They created Nature and the Kami.

While people pray for personal fortune and happiness on New Year's, koshogatsu celebrations were - and still are - all about a bountiful harvest for the upcoming year. In the center of the celebration stands the Shinto kami (deity) Toshigami, referring to a kami that visits during the New Year's holidays. 

Their appearance promises a good harvest throughout the year and to honor these kami, Japanese families build special altars in their homes. Those are then often decorated with “shimekazari,” purifying laid rice straw ropes, as well as mochi in the shape of a mirror called “kagamimochi,” in addition to sake, and salt.

Sunday, January 6, 2019


Erin R. Ryan, Haley Jay Madison, Joni Durian, and J. Ania Lupa star in "The Slit Mouthed Woman" a softcore erotic take on the terrifying Japanese folk tale. A story of supernatural horror, sex, and murder featuring the most beautiful women in the indie horror world.
Includes two cuts of the title film and bonus shorts and music videos. Street date set for February.

Japanese Urban Legend: The Slit-Mouthed Woman


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