Friday, June 28, 2019

Trailer Released For Social Media Horror Short Film “If Likes Could Kill”

Trailer Released For Social Media Horror Short Film “If Likes Could Kill”

Writer/director S.J. Doss has released the trailer for social media horror short "If Likes Could Kill". The film stars Rashieda Awan, Joe Schuck, Vincent Quintiliani, Shawn Shillingford and John Santomas. Doss plans to hit the festival circuit later this summer.

Werewolf Western "High Moon" DVD Release Set For July

"High Moon" aka Howlers is set for release July 2nd on DVD. The film is directed by Josh Ridgway and stars Chad Michael Collins, Chelsea Edmundson, Sean Patrick Flannery, Tom Zembrod, Matthew Tompkins and Jimmy Wlcek. Check out the trailer below.

The film involves a werewolf slayer, from the Old West. He is still tracking down his werewolf prey into the present. But, these bloodthirsty werewolf bikers might be too much as Colt struggles with a corrupt mayor and disbelieving sheriff. 

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RLJE Films and Shudder Team To Release Coming-of-Age Horror "Gwen"

RLJE Films has partnered with Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, to bring the highly anticipated thriller GWEN to theaters, VOD and Digital HD on August 16, 2019 prior to its release on the premium streaming platform. Written and directed by William McGregor (“Misfits”), who is making his feature film debut, the film stars Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Maleficent) and Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything).

GWEN has been shocking audiences from TIFF to Overlook,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films. “We are excited to go on this joint venture with Shudder, bringing more elevated, thought-provoking content to our genre audiences.”

Shudder acquired all North American rights from Great Point Media after GWEN’s World Premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The film also screened at this year’s Overlook Film Festival. RLJE Films will handle the DVD/Blu-ray release later this year.

GWEN is a haunting, beautiful debut by McGregor, elegant and searing in its dramatic horror and frightening coming-of-age,” said Emily Gotto, Global Acquisitions at Shudder. “We are excited to bring GWEN to the North American audience while also continuing to grow our partnership with RLJE.”

In the film, Gwen is a young girl whose life seems to be collapsing around her. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father's absence and a group of angry villagers threatening to take her farm, Gwen must find the strength to guide her family through the darkness. But as a malevolent presence begins to take grip of her home, it becomes apparent there is a greater evil that may be too strong to overcome.

GWEN was produced by Hilary Bevan Jones (“Close to the Enemy”) and Tom Nash (“Partners in Crime”).

Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE Films negotiated the deal with Emily Gotto from Shudder.

Creepy Trailer Released For Creature Feature "Itsy Bitsy"

Check out the creepy trailer for upcoming creature feature "Itsy Bitsy". The film is directed by Micah Gallo and stars Elizabeth Roberts, Bruce Davison, Denise Crosby, Arman Darbo, and Chloe Perrin. It is due out in select theaters and on digital and VOD platforms on August 30th.

In Itsy Bitsy, Kara, a private nurse and single mother, moves from the big city to the quiet countryside with her two children, 13-year-old Jesse and 8-year-old Cambria, to live with and take care of an elderly man with multiple sclerosis. Things seem normal enough until Jesse discovers a mysterious old relic in the old man's house, leading to unexpected and horrifying things coming to life.

New Poster Released For "Agramon's Gate"

Check out the new poster for the upcoming horror "Agramon's Gate". Directed by multi award-winning filmmaker and actor Harley Wallen, the film stars Laurene Landon ,Yan Birch, Kaiti Wallen, Calhoun Koenig and Angelina Danielle. "Agramon’s Gate" is produced by Painted Creek Productions.

Richie has just bought a house, gotten married and at the housewarming party along with a psychic medium Vesna, (Aprhodite Nikolovski) something else comes through and haunts the people from the party. Is it Carter, Richie’s father? Has Carter come back to settle the score? Or is it Sharon, his mother who’s been at a mental institution ever since? Or is it a spirit or a demon and if so, what can they do to combat it? Richie and his friends must solve the mystery before it’s too late. Agramon will not be easy to stop. With the help of Vesna and a wise, mystical guru Zeb (Harley Wallen), the partygoers attempt to solve the mystery before it’s too late. 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

"No Blood Of Mine" Set For Digital Release Friday June 28th

Global Digital Releasing is set to release  Wesley Ellenwood's "No Blood of Mine" on digital Friday June 28th. The film is a crime thriller which stars Sierra Schermerhorn, Larry Yazzie and Matthew Thompson. GDR will make the film available on the following platforms: Apple TV (iTunes), Prime Video, Vudu, iFlix and TUBI TV. 

Victoria may have gotten in over her head. Her failing business needs help, but she reaches out to the wrong people. She makes a run for it, after finding herself in debt. But now, she is being hounded by both local authorities and gangsters, after her wealthy father turns up dead. There might be no way out for Victoria, other than facing her misdeeds.

November Release Date Announced For "The Lodge"

NEON has announced a November release date for upcoming horror "The Lodge". The film comes from the team behind "Goodnight Mommy", Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz. The announcement came in the form of a chilling teaser. "The Lodge" stars Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage, and Daniel Keough. 

Devoted to their devastated mother, siblings Aidan and Mia resent Grace, the younger woman their newly separated father plans to marry. They flatly reject Grace’s attempts to bond, and they dig up dirt on her tragic past—but soon they find themselves trapped with her, snowed in in a remote holiday village after their dad heads back to the city for work. Just as relations begin to thaw, strange and frightening events threaten to unearth psychological demons from Grace’s strictly religious childhood.

Brad Michael Elmore's "Bit" Heads to Sunny SoCal for Outfest

Brad Michael Elmore's Bit Heads to Sunny SoCal for Outfest: Trans Actress & Activist Nicole Maines ("Supergirl")
Sinks Her Teeth into Vampire Horror Comedy ; Screens July 26th at the TCL Chinese Theatre

Provocator and Thirty06 have announced the SoCal Premiere of Brad Michael Elmore's Bit at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival. Actress and activist Nicole Maines (The CW's "Supergirl") headlines the cast as Laurel, a small town trans teen who heads to the City of Angels to find a new life.  Instead, she meets a gang of intersectional feminist vampires led by Duke (Diana Hopper, Amazon's "Goliath"). Not knowing if they want to kill her, befriend her or turn her, Laurel learns to understand the love and dangers of her new group of friends. 

A pulsing soundtrack, impossibly cool style, sharp wit, and a little camp breathe life into this fresh take on blood-thirsty ladies of the night. Bit will screen at Outfest Los Angeles at the TCL Chinese Theatre July 26th.  

The cast and crew will be available throughout the festival for press opportunities. 

Making her feature debut, Maines is joined by Diana Hopper ("Goliath"), James Paxton (Boogeyman Pop, "Eyewitness"), Zolee Griggs ("Wu-Tang: An American Saga"), Friday Chamberlain, Char Diaz, Greg Hill (Operation Finale) and M.C. Gainey (Con Air).  Brad Michael Elmore (Blumhouse's Boogeyman Pop) directed from a script he wrote, alongside producers Robert Reed Peterson, Nicholas Cafritz, Peter Winther, Louis Steyn and T.J. Steyn.

As soon as she graduates from her small town, small minded high school, trans teen Laurel immediately sets her sights on Los Angeles, seeking a bigger, more accepting world. As fate would have it, on Laurel's first night out, she ends up at a warehouse party with a mysterious punk group of girls. Her luck turns when she is attacked and left for dead by the group's leader, Duke. Laurel awakens to discover she has been bitten and may be turning into a vampire. Duke invites her to join the vampire squad, if she can live by their rules: eat what you kill and no turning men. Faced with the decision to join the girls, Laurel becomes entrenched in their ways while beginning to doubt whether or not she's ready to become one of the undead. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Clip Released For Upcoming Horror "The 16th Episode"

Check out this clip for upcoming horror "The 16th Episode". Gravitas Ventures acquired North American rights for the film, previously titled "Little Horror Movie". It is directed by Jérôme Cohen-Olivar (The Midnight Orchestra, Kandisha), and stars Cody Heuer (The Shoe), Rebecca Ramon (The Violet Blaze Chronicles) and Einar Kuusk (Chasing Ponies). 

Three YouTubers, each with their own inner demons, visit the mythical town of Casablanca. With their viewership down, they get invited to attend a satanic ritual and soon realize that maybe all their audience wants is to see them die.

"The 16th Episode" will be in theaters, On Demand and Digital on June 28th.

Cranked Up Films Acquires North American Rights To "Extra Ordinary"

Press Release

Cranked Up Films, the genre-leaning arm of Good Deed Entertainment, announced today that they have acquired North American distribution rights to the supernatural comedy, Extra Ordinary from Epic Pictures.

The Irish film follows Rose (Maeve Higgins), a sweet small-town Irish driving instructor, who is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose tries to ignore the constant spirit-related requests, but when Christian Winter (Will Forte), a washed up rock star who has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness, puts a spell on a local teenager, her terrified father, Martin Martin (Barry Ward) asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift and work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy, and be home in time for a light snack.

Filmed on location in Ireland, the debut feature from co-writers and directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman. The cast includes Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, and Will Forte.

“We’re so excited to share Extra Ordinary with audiences. The film had a wonderful response at SXSW and we are delighted to release this genre-bending film with fans of horror, romance, and comedy alike.” said Scott Donley, CEO and Founder of Good Deed Entertainment.
The film is produced by Blinder Films, in co-production with Umedia, and financed by Screen Ireland, UMedia and Inevitable Pictures. The deal was negotiated by GDE’s Kristin Harris and Brandon Hill with Endeavor Content.
Extra Ordinary premiered in March of this year at the SXSW Film Festival and will be released In Theaters in Fall 2019.

New Trailer Released For Upcoming Horror "The Farm"

The second trailer has been released for upcoming horror "The Farm". The film is directed by Hans Stjernsward and stars Nora Yessayan and Alec Gaylord. It is due out July 25th.

A couple on a cross country roadtrip take a wrong turn and wind up in a small town full of strange, eerie characters. After dining and spending the night in the town, they get abducted by its cannibalistic inhabitants who treat them like livestock in a farm designed to raise humans for meat. They must now fight to survive and escape being the horrific cult’s main course.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Trailer Released For "Tone-Deaf" Ahead Of August Theatrical Release

The first trailer has been released for "Tone-Deaf" ahead of the August 23rd theatrical release date. The film is directed by Richard Bates Jr. and stars Robert Patrick, Amanda Crew, Hayley Marie Norman, Johnny Pemberton, Nancy Linehan Charles, AnnaLynne McCord, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Ray Wise, and Kim Delaney. 

Tone-Deaf follows millennial Olive (Crew) who, after losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, leaves the city for a weekend of peace in the country, only to discover the shockingly dark underbelly of rural America. She rents an eccentric, ornate country house from Harvey (Patrick), an old-fashioned widower who's struggling to hide his psychopathic tendencies. Soon two generations collide with terrifying results in this home invasion horror film that is also a darkly comedic critique of the bizarre cultural and political climate that currently exists.

"Mirage" Set For Release This July : Available For Pre-order Now

"Mirage" will be released on July 16 and is available for Pre-Order Now on Amazon Prime. The film is from writer/director Christophe Beaucourt. It stars Charles Sereis, Jeremie Haik, and Taga Addams. 

The story of Charlie, a desesperate photographer without any money, work and home, who is suffering from a serious eye disease that causes hallucinations. He’s slowly losing his sight and has a urgent need for money to get surgery. In exchange for paying for the surgical operation, his friend Tony, ruined by an unsuccessful attempt to cure his wife’s orphan disease, tries to convince Charlie to euthanize her, anxious as he is to recover her life insurance. Without any hope, Charlie ends up agreeing to kill her by simulating a burglary that goes wrong. He quickly finds himself confronting the borders of reality.

The Marker Premieres On Digital This August From Uncork'd Entertainment

THE MARKER shoots for Digital August 13

Supergirl’s Frederick Schmidt and Award-winning actor John Hannah (Four Weddings & a Funeral, Sliding Doors) star in a riveting new British thriller from writer-director Justin Edgar.

In The Marker, A criminal (Schmidt) seeks redemption by connecting with the daughter of the woman he killed. Along the way he is haunted by his guilt in the guise of the woman's ghost.

Ana Ularu (Siberia), Cathy Tyson (The Serpent and the Rainbow) and Lara Peake (Final Score) also star.

The Marker premieres on digital August 13 from Uncork’d Entertainment

Monday, June 24, 2019

Trailer Released For Upcoming Horror "Deadly Callback"

Check out the trailer for upcoming horror "Deadly Callback". The film is directed by Scott Jeffrey and stars Kate Lister. Facebook page

Mia Anderson attends a final stage callback for a horror Feature Film, but all will turn dark for Mia when she learns that this callback could be the last one she ever attends.

Clip Released For Upcoming Horror "Ashes"

Check out this clip released for upcoming horror "Ashes". The film is directed by Barry Jay and is due out on VOD July 9th. It stars Elizabeth Keener, Jeremy Earl, Yumarie Morales, Angelique Maurnaé, Melinda deKay.

After a family’s estranged aunt passes away, they’re reluctant and creeped out to receive her cremated ashes. But when a series of supernatural misfortunes beset them, they’ll have to go through Hell to be rid of her angry spirit.

Uncork'd Entertainment To Release "Desolate" This July

Director Frederick Cipoletti's new revenge drama called Desolate is set to be released by Uncork'd Entertainment this July. The film stars Will Brittain, Callan Mulvey, Tyson Ritter, and Bill Tangradi. The film will be released in limited theatrical release as well as digital July 12th.

Farmers force their youngest brother down a path of crime and violence in order to survive. Betrayed by his brother after a robbery gone wrong, Billy is left for dead in an unfamiliar land. He must do whatever it takes to survive, endure and seek the revenge he deserves.

Kyle Schadt's "Silent Panic" Open In Theaters This July

Kyle Schadt's Silent Panic Open in Theaters in July: Three Lifelong Friends Are Torn Over the Discovery of a Corpse
Opens at the Arena Cinelounge in Los Angeles July 5th-Same Day as Debut on Amazon Instant Video, Additional Digital HD Rollout to Follow

Indie Rights are excited to announce the limited theatrical debut and Digital HD rollout of Kyle Schadt's suspense thriller Silent Panic.  A simple camping trip changes everything for three friends when they find a dead body in the trunk of their car, but cannot agree on whether or not to tell the police.  They try to conceal the body, but the guilt weighs heavily on them as they debate what to do, seeping into their lives and affecting those closest to them.

Silent Panic will open in Los Angeles for a weeklong run at the Arena Cinelounge on July 5, before the film premieres on Amazon Instant Video.  Silent Panic will continue to rollout on additional Cable and Digital VOD in the coming weeks.

Starring: Sean Nateghi, Joseph Martinez, Jay Habre, Constance Brenneman, Juliet Frew, Helene Udy and Jeff Dowd

After discovering a dead body in the trunk of their car, three young men are faced with fear and indecision. They struggle with the dilemma of either concealing a crime they did not commit, or reporting it to the police with the possibility of becoming suspects themselves. All three men make a choice, and their lives will never be the same.

AMC Releases Trailer Dark Anthology Series Two "The Terror: Infamy"

One of the best horror anthologies to come along in a while has been Ridley Scott's 'The Terror'. AMC has now released the trailer for series two 'The Terror: Infamy' which airs August 12th.  Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Cristina Rodlo, Shingo Usami, Naoko Mori, and Miki Ishikawa and Actor and activist George Takei star.

Set during World War II, the season centers on a series of strange deaths that haunt a Japanese-American internment camp and a man’s journey to discover the entity’s origin.

Trailer Released For Horror Comedy "Camp Wedding"

Camp Wedding is set to be released on digital platforms on August 20th. Check out trailer ahead of the film's release. Based on Executive Producer Cara Consilvio’s own wedding at a summer camp, has received critical acclaim, winning the Best Feature Audience Award at Nevermore Film Festival, Best Comedy at Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, and Best Sound Design, Best Original Score, and Best Feature at Queen Palm International Film Festival.

Back in 1985, Camp Pocumtuck was a notoriously strict religious summer camp until it was forced to shut its doors when a young girl was struck by lightning and drowned. Before that, several women were burned at the stake for being witches nearby and before that, it was the site of a Native American massacre. Nowadays, it’s available on Airbnb. Mia’s booked it and expects her wedding party to transform this now dilapidated summer camp into the wedding venue of her dreams. As her friends utterly fail to execute her master plan, they also begin disappearing.  But nothing will stop Mia from having a perfect wedding, even when someone starts texting her to hide the bodies.

CAMP WEDDING Trailer from MINORapocalypse on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

My Review Of "The Possession Diaries"

"The Possession Diaries" is directed by Juan Frausto and stars Eileen Dietz, Johnny Ortiz,N Gugliemi, Monica Engesser, and Delilah Cotto alongside James Russo and Katherine Munroe. The paranormal thriller blends video diary style documentary with traditional demonic horror. 

Playing with a Ouija board is dangerous, and college student Rebecca Clarkson is now documenting the proof, as day by day a demon takes possession of her while a webcam audience watch the horrific event.

The story is a stereotypical paranormal tale combined with classic demonic possession. Told from a video diary point-of-view, sporadically the film jumps to the more conventional third person. It seems to be at the descretion of the director. More likely an attempt to break up the monotony of the faux found footage moments. I actually liked it, it gave a bit more credence to the horror elements.

As for character development and acting, "The Possession Diaries" misses the mark on both accounts. The lead seems as sterile and devoid of emotion as a robot, both in jester and inflection. The performance came off as a bad audition tape. The other characters were barely visible bit players, save the priest. His character had the potential to really sell this low budget nightmare. Unfortunately it just never happened. All except the last scenes. It was impactful, dark, emotionally chilling and I felt it totally!

Special effects are the typical paranormal activity tricks, screeching spooky sounds, stuff moving and shadowy surroundings. There is some moments it works nicely but a lot of the stuff is pre-2000 gamer CGI stuff. The possession portrayal was mediocre at best, mostly just comical- not in the good way. Everything seen and heard in "The Possession Diaries" is base material already overdone in this subgenre. Overall the film isn't anything to rush to experience, but maybe a free flick on Redbox or Vudu, and a little time to waste. (2/5)

My Review Of "Saint Bernard"

From legendary FX Master Gabe Bartalos, "Saint Bernard" stars Jason Dugre (“Bosch”), Katy Sullivan (“Last Man Standing”), Peter Iasillo Jr., Bob Zmuda and Warwick Davis. It is day trip into ultra-shock surrealism, driven by high concept and experimental theatre.

A classical musical conductor unravels into the abyss of insanity. Bernard begins a journey into madness as is dream of becoming a composer is disrupted by mental illness. One that sees spiral out of control.

"Saint Bernard" is a highly stylized stitching of nightmares and dreamscapes meant to express the main character's dire circumstance. The idea of Bernard's dream devoured by unseen force from within is brilliant. Unfortunately the film never develops a cohesive, recognizable story to hold on to while we journey down this disturbing rabbit hole with Bernard. I love experimental theatre and surreal art, however in this instance the art steps on and over the opportunity for any story telling. It all fits better with some avant garde rock video. 

Now it is very clear that the real intent of "Saint Bernard" is simply to display the very talented, brilliant ability of Gabe Bartalos. His work is among the best the FX industry has to offer, and despite the fact that this movie is devoid of story and character connectivity, it shows off some killer concepts and prosthetic skills. Not to mention awesome creature design. All done with practical effects. Still a film this long and with such a poignant subject- mental illness, really needed more than great FX. (2/5)


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