Saturday, February 2, 2019

First Poster Released For "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark"

The first promo poster has been released for "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark". The film stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn. It is directed by André Øvredal and due out August 9th 2019.

See previously released image from set here:


Dread Central Presents starts 2019 under the new moniker, DREAD, and will release its first in-house production, THE GOLEM, as a DREAD ORIGINAL this February 5th

Directed by the Paz Brothers (JERUZALEM), THE GOLEM, tells the story of a vengeful Jewish woman who conjures the evil, mythological entity to strike down her enemies.

Following the release of THE GOLEM, DREAD will begin pre-production in Los Angeles on its second DREAD ORIGINAL, LUCKY, which will be directed by Natasha Kermani (IMITATION GIRL) from a script by Brea Grant (THE ARRANGEMENT, HEROES) who will also star. Patrick Ewald and Robert V. Galluzzo will produce.

In the feminist horror story of LUCKY, a suburban mother, MAY, is stalked night after night by a threatening but elusive figure.  But with few clues as evidence and no witnesses, she finds her story and her sanity questioned by the authorities. As each attack intensifies, and with no one to turn to for help, May finds herself alone and locked in an increasingly vicious battle with someone or something that may be unstoppable.  

“Lucky is a story that needs to be told now,” says Kermani.“Brea has created a world that is a nightmarish parallel to the one we live in, close enough to feel terrifying when it all starts to unravel.”

This script is so important to me and I can’t imagine a better team than Natasha and Dread,” Grant added. “We are so excited to bring it to life. This project combines current cultural themes and my love of horror. It is the perfect time to make it and I’m so happy to have Dread on as a partner.”

Dread via its distribution parent, Epic Pictures, will continue to release films that tell horrifying stories but they also strive to raise awareness of historical, political, and/or current social issues. They are focused on changing the female/male stereotypes by putting strong women in traditional male roles. With projects like LUCKY, THE GOLEM, and the upcoming creature feature, SEA FEVER, starring Hermione Corfield (STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI) and Connie Nielson (WONDER WOMAN), Epic Pictures and Dread are helping to rewrite the narrative for women in genre entertainment.

The DREAD brand established itself by releasing a diverse slate of genre offerings on a monthly basis, including THE LODGERSTO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY, and DIRECTOR’S CUT from Magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Tellerfame.

On deck for 2019, the label will also unveil Stewart Sparke’s BOOK OF MONSTERS on March 19thBLACK SITE from British filmmaker, Tom Paton, on April 9th, and the military zombie epic REDCON-1, directed by Chee Keong Cheung and from the Executive Producer and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES co-creator, Kevin Eastman, in May, with several more acquisition announcement on the horizon. 

Brazilian Horror "The Cannibal Club" Gets U.S. Release

Widely regarded as one of the goriest films in years, Brazilian horror hit Cannibal Club, directed by Guto Parente, premieres in North America this March via Uncork'd Entertainment.

The film hits theaters March 1st and will be available On Demand March 5th.

Otavio and Gilda are a very wealthy couple of the Brazilian elite who have the habit of eating their employees. Otavio owns a private security company and is a notable member of The Cannibal Club. When Gilda accidentally discovers a secret from Borges, a powerful congressman and the Club’s leader, her and her husband’s lives are in grave danger.      
The smartly satirical and  undeniably jaw-dropping Cannibal Club premieres in theaters and On Demand in March.  

Pagan Festival Shout Out : Feast Of Oya

Oya is a Yoruban Orisha and Goddess who has been syncretized into Afro-Caribbean traditions.  February 2 is the Feast Day of the Orisha Goddess OYA, as well as her Saint, Candelaria. OYA is the Ruler of the Wind and Ruler of Tornadoes and She claims lightning as one of Her powers as well.  O-ya means “she tore” in Yoruba.  An elemental Goddess – Air, Fire Water – She incorporates all of them into Her.  She is the personification of the Niger River and has the power to shapeshift She is the only Orisha that has a foot in Life and a foot in Death. OYA governs the gates of cemeteries and it is there that She receives offerings from Her children who those seeking Her assistance. In all that She does, She is independent, unpredictable, fierce and beautiful.

Symbols, Numbers, Colors and Attributes of Oyá

Number: 9
Sacred Place in Nature: the marketplace, wind and the gates of the cemetery
Colors: brown or burgundy, plus nine different colors (no black)
Tools: machetes, masks, scythe, horsetail fly-whisk (iruke)
Temperament: fierce, temperamental, protective
Syncretized Catholic Saint: Our Lady of Candlemas or Saint Theresa
Offerings to Oya
Oyá enjoys sweet and dark colored foods. Her addimus and offerings include plums, eggplants, red wine, chocolate pudding, black she goat, black hens, pigeons and guinea hen.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Poster And Images Released For Horror Film "Dark Light"

A promo poster and series of first look images have been released for upcoming horror film "Dark Light". The film Padraig Reynolds, and stars Jessica Madsen, Ben Sullivan, Opal Littleton and Kristina Clifford. "Dark Light" was filmed in Georgia  (the country not the state).

A recently divorced mother returns to her childhood home. Annie loses her daughter, Emily, one night, an event that leads to her incarceration. After she escapes Annie desperately searches for her child as a creature haunts her family home. All while on the run.

"A Young Man With High Potential" Gets U.S. Summer Release

German thriller "A Young Man With High Potential" will get a summer release this year in U.S. Artsploitation Films hasn't announced the format of release, however, it will likely see Digital platforms, DVD discs and possibly a Blu-ray release this August 6th. It is directed by Linus de Paoli, and stars Adam Ild Rohweder, Paulina Galazka, Pit Bukowski.

"A Young Man With High Potential" focuses on a man who is socially awkward. Working almost exclusively from home, Piet (Adam Ild Rohweder) has lost touch with the outside world. When Klara (Paulina Galazka) becomes friendly with Piet, he instantly falls for her. Desperate and lonely, Piet will do anything to make this one-sided relationship work.

"REBORN" Drops Electrifying Trailer

In preparation for next weeks European Film Market in Berlin, Jinga Films is providing a sneak preview of the sales trailer for Julian Richards (The Last Horror Movie) new paranormal horror REBORN starring Barbara Crampton (Re-animator), Michael Pare (Philadelphia Experiment), Chaz Bono (American Horror Story), Rae Dawn Chong (Commando) Monte Markham (We Are Still Here) and introducing talented newcomer Kayleigh Gilbert.

Set in Los Angeles, REBORN is a contemporary Frankenstein story about a stillborn baby girl who is brought back to life by a morgue attendant. On her sixteenth birthday she escapes her captor and sets out to find her birth mother leaving a trail of destruction behind her. 

A contemporary spin on Frankenstein 
and Carrie 
- Kat hughes, Hollywood News 

REBORN received its world premiere at FrightFest in London and its US premiere at Another Hole In The Head in San Francisco where it won Best Sci-Fi Feature.

A revenge story with spectacular deaths” 
- Jennie Kermode, Eye For Film 

In late February REBORN will receive its Portuguese premier at Fantasporto where it has been selected to screen in competition alongside Richards other recent horror film DADDY'S GIRL. Several US festivals have been booked for February / March so do keep your eyes peeled for more announcements soon. 

REBORN - Trailer from Jinga Films on Vimeo.

New Clip Released For Scifi Action "Crossbreed"

Check out the brand new clip for scifi action flick "Crossbreed". The film is directed by Brandon Slagle and stars Vivica A.Fox, Daniel Baldwin, Stink Fisher, Devanny Pinn, Vernon Wells

Screen superstar Vivica A.Fox (Independence Day, Kill Bill) stars in the sci-fi thriller Crossbreed, invading VOD this February Uncork’d Entertainment.
Marine takes on monster in an action-packed throwback in the tradition of Aliens and Escape from New York.

In the near future, the President of the United States of America hires a team of military veterans to retrieve an alien bio-weapon from a top-secret research facility orbiting the Earth. These highly trained mercenaries must infiltrate the space station and recover the deadly experimental alien cargo located onboard. All is going according to the plan until the cargo escapes.

Daniel Baldwin (John Carpenter’s Vampires), Stink Fisher (“Gotham”), Devanny Pinn (Party Bus to Hell), and Vernon Wells (Commando) star in a Brandon Slagle film, Crossbreed premiering February 5th on VOD from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Imbolc/ Brigid's Day

February dedicated to Old Roman God-Goddess Februus-Februa - purifier and protector of the home. Homes were cleaned and blessed, offerings of reparation were given, and peace was made.

An ancient Italian divinity, to whom the month of February was sacred, for in the latter half of that month great and general purifications and lustrations were celebrated, which were at the same time considered to produce fertility among men as well as beasts. Hence the month of February was also sacred to Juno, the goddess of marriage, and she was therefore surnamed Februata or Februtis.The name Februus is connected with februare(to purify), and februae (purifications).
Another feature in the character of this god, which is however intimately connected with the idea of purification, is, that he was also regarded as a god of the lower world, for the festival of the dead (Feralia) was likewise celebrated in February; and Anysius states, that Februus in Etruscan signified the god of the lower world (κααταχθόνιος). Hence Februus was identified with Pluto. When the expiator sacrifices were burnt, the people threw the ashes backwards over their heads into the water.

Imbolc or Imbolg (/ɪˈmɒlɡ/ i-MOLG), also called (SaintBrigid's Day (IrishLá Fhéile BrídeScottish GaelicLà Fhèill BrìghdeManxLaa'l Breeshey), is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. It is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinoxHistorically, it was widely observed throughout IrelandScotland and the Isle of Man. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals—along with BeltaneLughnasadh and Samhain.
Imbolc or Imbolc-based festivals are held by some Neopagans. As there are many kinds of Neopaganism, their Imbolc celebrations can be very different despite the shared name. Some try to emulate the historic festival as much as possible. Other Neopagans base their celebrations on many sources, with historic accounts Imbolc being only one of th.
Neopagans usually celebrate Imbolc on 1 February in the Northern Hemisphere and 1 August in the Southern Hemisphere. Some Neopagans celebrate it at the astronomical midpoint between the winter solstice and spring equinox (or the full moon nearest this point). In the Northern Hemisphere, this is usually on 3 or 4 February. Other Neopagans celebrate Imbolc when the primroses, dandelions, and other spring flowers emerge.
February 1st honours St Brigid, the fifth-century nun from Co Kildare reputed to have performed miracles and healed the sick. The legend of Brigid stretches back to pre-Christian mythology, when she - as daughter of the chief of the gods, - was a goddess herself, associated with poets, healers, childbirth and inspiration. Originally a pagan festival, St Brigid’s feast day on February 1st marks the beginning of spring.Imbolc, also known as Candlemas and Groundhog's Day, occurs at the beginning of February. It marks the middle of Winter and holds the promise of Spring. The Goddess manifests as the Maiden and Brigid. The Groundhog is a manifestation of the God. Colors are White, and sometimes Red. It is a festival of spiritual purification and dedication.
Thoroughly clean your altar and/or temple room. Do a self purification rite with Elemental tools -- cleanse your body with salt (Earth), your thoughts with incense (Air), your will with a candle flame (Fire), your emotions with water (Water), and your spiritual body with a healing crystal (Spirit). Bless candles that you will be using for rituals throughout the year. Invoke Brigid for creative inspiration. Take a Nature walk and look for the first signs of Spring. Reflect upon/reaffirm spiritual vows and commitments you have made.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Critically Acclaimed South Korean Film "Burning" Hits Home Video

"Burning" debuted on digital January 29 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film is directed by Lee Chang-Dong and stars 'The Walking Dead'‘s Steven Yeun. It is South Korea's entry into 2019 Academy Awards.

Burning is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibilities, and Ben (Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead,” Sorry To Bother You), a wealthy and sophisticated young man who returns with her from a recent trip. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.

Premier Date Announced For 'The Twilight Zone' Reboot

Jordan Peele's reboot of 'The Twilight Zone' reboot for CBS All Access has a release date. The series is set to premier April 1st. Peele will host the weekly series which stars Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Lucinda Dryzek, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Jacob Tremblay, Alison Tolman, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise, and “The Walking Dead’s” Steven Yeun.

Trailer And Release Details Announced For "Broken Ghost"

"Broken Ghost" will be released by Film Mode Entertainment on digital platforms and VOD in North America, February 12th. The film is directed by Richard Gray (The Lookalike, Sugar Mountain, Robert the Bruce) and stars Scottie Thompson (“The Black List”), Nick Farnell (The Mule), Devon Bagby(“Ray Donavan”), Joy Brunson (“Shameless”), George Griffith (“Twin Peaks”), and Autry Haydon-Wilson

Desperate for a new life, Imogen (Haydon-Wilson) and her family move to Montana in an attempt to escape a secretive past from the big city.  Eager to make a new life for herself, Imogen must overcome new tormentors, old secrets, and a strange presence in the attic.  In one girl’s fight to rise up, this family eventually discovers that the ghosts of their pasts are not the only ones they have to deal with.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Poster And Trailer Released For "Clara"

The first poster and trailer has been released for Francesco Longo's debut feature "Clara". The film stars Michael Segal, David White, Orfeo Orlando, Giada Cameriere, Laura Spimpolo, Veronica Urban, Caterina Puviani Cioli and Aurora Elli. 

Helen Ludovisi is a young British woman who inherits an old, abandoned villa called Palazzo Malvasia. So Helen decides to visit Italy with her boyfriend Jacob and three experts from the UK Ministry of Culture and Arts. They have arranged to meet a delegation from the Bologna cultural assets department to discuss and plan the villa’s restoration. In the mid 19th century, the small daughter of the family, Clara was murdered and immured inside the villa by her father on account of her powers of clairvoyance. A shroud of fear envelops Villa Clara as people still believe it echoes with violence and brutality and that Clara’s ghost continues to wander among its walls. However this legend doesn’t stop Helen and her team from carrying out a preliminary inspection of the villa before starting restoration works. One of the team disappears in strange circumstances forcing Helen, Jacob and the rest of the group to stay at the villa beyond dusk to retrieve their friend. 
After discovering they can’t get out of building, that they have been mysteriously locked in, they find themselves having to face the terrifying evils concealed in the depths of Villa Clara.

MATRIARCH Coming To Digital And DVD This April

"Matriarch" is coming to DVD, Digital, and On Demand April 9th. The film is directed by Scott Vickers who also stars along side Charlie Blackwood, Julie Hannan, and Alan Cuthbert. Check out the trailer below.

Rachel and her husband, Matt, are stranded after wrecking their car on a remote Scottish road. Though hostile at first, a nearby farmer and his wife welcome them in after learning that Rachel is with child. Suddenly, Rachel realizes the family’s “daughter” is a local girl who’d gone missing years before, but when she and Matt attempt to escape, they’re held at gunpoint—just as Rachel goes into labor. Will their child’s first day on earth be the couple’s last?

Trailer And Release Details Announced For Queer Horror "Knife+Heart"

"Knife+Heart" finds its way onto screens March 15th in New York and March 22nd in Los Angeles with more release dates to come. The film is directed by Yann Gonzalez and stars Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, and Nicolaus Maury. It is described as "artsy with nasty genre experimentation" as it adds a gay twist to traditional giallo storytelling.

Set in the seedy world of low grade 70s gay porn in France, "Knife+Heart", Vanessa Paradis plays producer Anne who finds herself at a loss when her lover/editor Lois (Kate Moran) leaves her.

In an attempt to win her back, Anne and her best gay friend Archibald (Nicolaus Maury) set out to make a film unlike anything they have ever created. Unfortunately, one of her stars is murdered and she soon finds herself and her crew stalked by a masked killer.

Federico Scargiali's "Fuck You Immortality" Teaser Trailer Released

FYI is a black comedy with some horror elements, film is actually hitting markets for worldwide release. Federico Scargiali is an Italian director, this is his debut movie, shot in english with international actors.

The official poster and first teaser trailer for Federico Scargiali's black comedy F**k You Immortality have been released.

FYI depicts the adventure of Tony and Kacy, two hippies with one obession: find their old friend Joe who apparently never aged a day since they were young. Vegans, drug enthusiasts, and with their roots firmly planted in the 70s, the couple will soon discover that Joe is immortal, but tired of his eternal life. In the name of their old friendship, Tony and Kacy will try their best to help their friend fade into the after life, but nothing seems working. Through bloodthirsty ninjas, angry metalheads, wrestlers, shamans and ancient rituals, the two embark on a journey with no turning back.

Scargiali wrote and directed his debut feature film. It stars Bill Hutchens (The Human Centipede 2 & 3, The Devil Complex), Josephine Scandi (Slaughter High, Malizia 2000), Brutius Selby (When Nuvolari Runs, In Search of Fellini) and features a special appearance by Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser, Nightbreed).



"Bronzi is back!" The first official trailer has been released for ESCAPE FROM DEATH BLOCK 13, the new prison action feature starring Robert Bronzi (DEATH KISS), Nicholas Turturro (BLACKkKLANSMAN, NYPD BLUE), and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (WELCOME BACK KOTTER, Rob Zombie's 31). 

Gary Jones (AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN, XENA) directs from his 
screenplay. Mosquito Entertainment, Millman Productions, and Ron Lee Productions are the production companies. Octane Entertainment is handling foreign sales. The filmmakers are courting domestic offers. 

ESCAPE FROM DEATH BLOCK 13 concerns a wrongfully convicted man who discovers 
sinister goings-on at a maximum security prison and must break out to expose the corruption and get revenge on those who put him there. The movie shot recently at the notorious Ohio State Reformatory, where such movies as THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION and ESCAPE PLAN 3 also filmed. "Bronzi" gained notoriety with the recent DEATH KISS, for his uncanny resemblance to another tough and well-known action star of the '60s-'90s. 

ESCAPE FROM DEATH BLOCK 13 also stars Chris Hahn, Debbie Scaletta, Tim Lovelace, 
Lyindaa Russell, and Justin Hawkins. 
The film is produced by Jones and Philip R. Garrett. Jeff Miller (DEATH KISS, 
CLOWNTOWN) and Ronnie D. Lee (THE TOYBOX, OUIJA HOUSE) are other Executive Producers. George J. Merino and Kathleen Jones are Co-Producers. Chris Hahn is Associate Producer. Ken Stachnik is Cinematographer. David H. Greathouse and Beki Ingram handle makeup FX. David Kirst is Production Coordinator. 

The film is aiming for a late 2019 release.

Practical FX Creature Feature "Beast Of The Water" Out Now

Big Practical FX Creature Feature "Beast Of The Water" Available Now @ Amazon and iTunes.

A research group makes a curious discovery that may lead to the fountain of youth. Meanwhile, an ancient Native American fable sends an ominous warning that those who disrespect nature will learn to fear the rain. Nature's law has no mercy.

The film is directed by Rashaad Santiago and written by Rick Prince . Originally entitled ENUATTI. Check out the trailer below.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

"Point Of Death" Gets February Release Date

"Point of Death" will be available on digital download February 11th. The film is directed by Steve Stone and stars David O’Hara (Braveheart, Doomsday, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1) and Isabelle Allen (Les Miserables). You can get your copy here. Check the trailer below.

Alex is a man with everything – the well-paid executive job, the impressive house in the country and the beautiful wife and child. When he inexplicably decides to leave work early one Friday nothing will ever be the same again. Within hours of his return a cataclysmic storm threatens to destroy everything around them. Isolated without power or phones this loving family descends into a nightmare of terror, violence and visions that threaten their very existence. In the confusion of past and present, Alex and his family have to face the real nature of the events – are they real or imagined? What if every parent’s nightmare is happening to them?

Post-Apocalyptic "Redcon-1" Set For May Release


Dread Central Presents and Epic Pictures are about to take you into post-apocalyptic England with the announcement that we will be releasing REDCON-1! The film comes from the mind of writer/director Chee Keong Cheung and is produced by Carlos Gallardo (DesperadoOnce Upon a Time in Mexico), Stephen L’Heureux (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and publisher of Heavy Metal.

Directed by Chee Keong Cheung, who co-wrote the film with Steve Horvath and Mark Strange, REDCON-1 stars Oris Erhuero, Carlos Gallardo, Mark Strange, Katarina Leigh Waters, Martyn Ford, and Joshua Dickinson. It was also produced by Ioanna Karavela and Mark Strange.

Dread Central Presents’ Director of Distribution Rob Galluzzo says, “The goal with the Dread Central Presents label has always been to introduce audiences to a diverse slate of genre offerings. We’re excited to give fans a shot of action-themed horror with REDCON-1!”

Dread Central Presents will be releasing Book of Monsters in March, Black Site in April, and then we’ll take you all on the explosive adventure that is REDCON-1 this coming May!


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