Saturday, August 3, 2019

Official Trailer Released For "The Furies"

The official trailer has been released for "The Furies" a.k.a "Killer Instinct". The film is directed by Tony D'Aquino and stars Airlie Dodds, Linda Ngo, and Taylor Ferguson. It is set to be released September 16th.

A woman is kidnapped and finds herself an unwilling participant in a deadly game where woman are hunted by masked men. 

Images Released For Upcoming Zombie Horror "Infección"

Check out these images released for upcoming zombie horror Infección. The film, directed by Flavio Pedota , is the first of its kind for Venezuela , who collaborated with Mexico. It stars Rubén Guevara, Leonidas Urbina, and Magdiel González. Infección will premiere at Popcorn Frights Film Festival in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, August 11th

Packed with more blood, more gore, and more bone-chilling, jaw-dropping thrills than your heart’s desire, Infección is a ferocious new nightmare in the zombie canon. In Caracas, a Russian under the influence of the Krokodil drug is infected with a rabies virus and unleashes an epidemic of flesh-eating cannibals. Amid all this, a doctor embarks on a hostile journey in a destroyed Venezuela to save his son from infection. Like a nightmare, director Flavio Pedota takes shreds of contemporary reality and turns it into something new, something with a broad streak of social satire that captures the turbulent air befalling Venezuela today out on our front pages: the deaths, the destruction, the secrets tragedies people have taken to their grave. These crazed, flesh-eating horde breakdown and up-end the natural order of society into an endless war, endless threat, and endless fear that serves as a timeless warning.

Friday, August 2, 2019


Discover the history of Mattel's definitive action figure toy line this September!

From Randall Lobb and Robert McCallum, THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL : The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe chronicles the beginnings and blockbuster-success of ‘80s toy sensation He-Man in an exhaustive, captivating 95 minute documentary that melts back the plastic on Eternia’s best-kept secrets!

Featuring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Richard Edlund, J. Michael Straczynski, Alan Oppenheimer and many more, the “fantastic documentary”* THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL will be available on digital and DVD for the first time this September from High Octane Pictures.

In the early 1980s He-Man arrived on the scene and hit the world with a punch as powerful as the character himself. Designed in the wake of Conan the barbarian and under the shadow of Star Wars, He-Man's surprising popularity spawned a multi billion dollar empire that included toys, comic books, cartoons, live-action movies and a literal sister spinoff show - She-Ra - and continues to appeal to a ravenous fan-base today. Watch as artists, creators and collaborators dig deep, tell tales and share the surprising developments of an unlikely, unparalleled pop culture success in this Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the
Universe. Do you have the power?

THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL has the power September 3 on DVD and Digital from High Octane Pictures.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Who Ya Gonna Call? GHOSTBUSTERS, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, UHF Apparel from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags is here to save the world with Ghostbusters merchandise commemorating the beloved film's 35th anniversary, along with apparel from The Devil's Rejects and UHF.

Who ya gonna call for the best Ghostbusters designs? Fright-Rags has four exclusive shirts, a pair of socks, and blind box enamel pins. Catch Slimer, Zuul, Stay Puft, and more with randomly inserted pins in ghost trap packaging.

While fans await the release of Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell, Fright-Rags is here to do the Devil's work with apparel from its predecessor. The Devil's Rejects line includes four new tees and a set of three enamel pins featuring a bloodied Otis, Baby, and Captain Spaulding.

Want your UHF? Fright-Rags has got it all with five shirts celebrating the “Weird Al” Yankovic film's 30th anniversary, including advertisements for UHF's fictitious programming.

Ghostbusters, The Devil's Rejects, and UHF collections are on sale now at

RLJE Films To Release Horror Comedy "Satanic Panic" This September

RLJE Films is set to release Chelsea Stardust directed horror comedy, "Satanic Panic", this Fall. The film stars Hayley Griffith (The Loudest Voice), Ruby Modine (Happy Death Day franchise), Jerry O’Connell (Billions) and Rebecca Romijn (X-Men franchise). It hits VOD and select theatres September 6th.

Sam’s first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be for a group of Satanists looking for someone to sacrifice. Now in a fight for her life, Sam must fend off witches, evil spells and demonic creatures, all while trying to keep her body – and soul – intact. 

Sci-Fi Comedy "Crave: Roots Of Evil" Out Soon

Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Crave: Roots Of Evil' Out Soon.

Remy St. Paul, director of such films as Blood Sombrero and Deadfall: Ground Zero, returns with what he calls his  “most epic sci-fi horror-comedy of all time”: Crave: Roots of Evil. The film stars Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Cortney Palm (Zombeavers), Billy Blair (Machete), Sheri Davis (Lake of Shadows), and Nicole Holt (Moonshine Meat Market). 

Carnivorous plant-like Aliens searching to feed find their way to Earth. We are on the menu. Only one thing can stop them… An Elite Task Force of Super Sexy Secret Agents.

New Clip Released For Horror Mashup "The VELOCIPASTOR"

A new clip has been released for horror mashup "The Velocipastor". The film is directed by Brendan Steere will be released August 13th on Digital and DVD. It stars Gregory James Cohan, Alyssa Kempinski, Daniel Steere, Yang Jiechang, Jesse Turits, and Fernando Pacheco de Castro, and Aurelio Voltaire.

After a devastating family tragedy, a priest travels to China to find deeper spirituality but instead is endowed with an ancient ability that allows him to turn into a dinosaur. At first, he is horrified by his newfound superpower, but a local prostitute convinces him to use his newfound gift to fight evil – and ninjas.

New Trailer Released For Upcoming Horror Fantasy "The Lighthouse"

Check out the new trailer for upcoming horror fantasy "The Lighthouse". The A24 film is directed by Robert Eggers is set to be released October 18th. It stars William Defoe and Robert Pattinson.

The film which tells the story of two lighthouse keepers off the coast of Maine who slowly slip into madness together.

Red Band Trailer Released For "Little Monsters"

Check out the red band trailer for horror comedy "Little Monsters". The film is directed by Abe Forsythe and stars Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, and Alexander England. It will be released in the UK and Ireland in November.

A teacher, children’s entertainer, and washed-up musician respectively find themselves in the midst of a zombie outbreak while on a field trip with a class of elementary school students.

Danish Zombie Apocalypse "Escaping the Dead" Finally Heading For North American Release!

Danish Zombie Apocalypse "Escaping the Dead" starring Lloyd Kaufman finally heading for North American Release!

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark! There really is, and it's been underway for quite a while. Danish zombie flick "Escaping The Dead", is inspired by the face eating incident in Florida a few years back! 
"Escaping The Dead" was written, produced and directed by Martin Sonntag, while starring Bastian Brinch Pedersen as David, Lloyd Kaufman, Lone Fleming, Kim Sønderholm (VampyrVidar, Tales from the Dead Zone, Violent Starr), Heine Sørensen (Grotesk), Sune Rolf Jensen, Sead Sainoski, Dorte Rømer, over 150 zombie actors and many, many more!

Escaping The Dead" has been a 5 year long endavour, shot in Copenhagen and the surrounding cities, inspired by a series of articles about the deathdrug "Krokodil" that was published about the same period of time when Ronald Poppo had his face eaten by a naked man hooked on bathsalt in Miami. 
It is the perfect zombie plot: a deathdrug that turns people into zombies. A true film for the fans, made by true fans of the genre.
The film has its starting point in a typical day for the lead character, David. David is the local marihuana pusher, but he is the kind of dealer that smokes more than he sells. 

The country has been hit by a new deathdrug and when David and his partner in crime, Ahmir, is offered some exceptionally cheap cocaine they see it as an opportunity to earn big money at a big techno concert the following Friday. The cocaine turns out to have a terrible side effect that creates a giant zombie outbreak that spreads across the entire Copenhagen. In the film we follow David and his bloody fight out of the city.

Releasing October 1, pre-order can now be placed via

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Trailer Released For Upcoming Documentary "Direct To Video"

The trailer has been released for upcoming documentary "Direct To Video". The film is set to premiere on The Monster Channel in October. The documentary comes from indie horror producer and director Dustin Ferguson.

"Direct To Video" includes exclusive interviews with 20 Directors, Actors, Writers and Special FX artists from the 90s Direct To Video scene such as Clint Howard, Lloyd Kaufman, Kelli Maroney, Jeff Burr, Jim Wynorski, Brinke Stevens, Fred Olen Ray and Kenneth J. Hall.

A fun look back at the often overlooked and under appreciated era of the Direct To Video horror films of the 1990s. Featuring exclusive interviews and clips providing a fresh new persepective of a time remembered fondly by those that lived it.

Check Out The Trailer For Netflix's 'Frontera Verde'

Check out the trailer for Netflix's upcoming series 'Frontera Verde'. The mystery thriller series set in the Amazon premieres August 16th. 

Deep in the Amazon, on the border between Brazil and Colombia, a series of bizarre deaths are investigated by a young female detective, Helena.
Soon it becomes clear that the murders are not the biggest mystery…but there are some secrets that are better kept in the jungle.

Official Trailer Released For "Dark Encounter"

The official trailer has been released for "Dark Encounter". The film is directed by Carl Strathie and stars Laura Fraser, Mel Raido, Sid PhoenixGrant Masters, Spike White and Alice Lowe. It will premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest August 23rd.

year after the mysterious disappearance of their eight-year-old daughter, grieving Olivia and Ray return home with friends and family from her memorial service in their small town.

Suddenly, strange lights appear in the nearby forest and everyone is exposed to inexplicable phenomena shaking them all to the core. The origin of these weird incidents seems to be visitors from another world intent on terrorising the family.

However, what they don’t realise is that these visitors will eventually lead them to an unexpectedly dark and disturbing truth – one destined to impact their lives forever…

First Look- Trailer Released For Upcoming Horror "Big Top Evil"

A trailer has been released for upcoming horror "Big Top Evil", giving us our first look. The film is directed by Sean Haitz (short: Mangrove Slasher 2) and  Chris Potter. It stars Bill Moseley, J. LaRose, Jisaura Cardinale and Austin Judd. 

Five disparate youths, on a road trip to the location of the infamous ‘mangrove slasher,’ end up being pursued by a cadre of cannibal clowns.

Gravitas Ventures will release "Big Top Evil" August 27th.

Kim Joo-hwan's DIVINE FURY Lands In Theaters August 16th

Kim Joo-hwan's DIVINE FURY lands in theaters August 16th. The film stars Park Seo-jun, Ahn Sung-ki, and Woo Do-hwan. Check out the trailer below.

After losing his father at a young age in a terrible accident, Yong-hu (Park) abandons his Christian faith and chooses to only believe in himself. Now as an adult, Yong-hu is a champion fighter and has everything he has ever wanted, that is until mysterious wounds appear in the palms of his hands. He solicits help from a local priest Father Ahn (Ahn), hoping the priest can help relieve him of the painful markings only to find himself in the middle of a dangerous fight against otherworldly evil forces seeking to wreak havoc on the human world.

My Review Of "American Killing"

Indie horror "American Killing" is directed by Matthew Ward and Justyn Ah Chong. It stars Trevor Peterson (Grizzly Park), Persia White (The Vampire Diaries), and Caitlin Gerard (Insidious: The Last Key). "American Killing" is a straight forward thriller playing with early 80's psycho killer tropes and modern digital media.

Jeb’s cartoon is on the verge of cancellation, so the studio sends him and an eclectic team of writers to a secluded house in the mountains.   As Jeb's controlling personality and obsessive work ethic starts to push the team apart, he goes even further by planting spy cameras in places shared and private, obsessed on what everone is doing.  Jeb is soon fired by the studio but he continues to spy in sercret from his home leading him further down the road to madness. In his most desperate hour, Jeb seals his fate as a viscous madman by returning to the house and murdering his writers one-by-one, on camera. Past emotions and tensions flare, and while nothing goes as Jeb planned, the unforeseen twists, turns, and revelations make his snuff film a violent spectacle sure to go down in infamy. 

The story, though slightly mundane, offers a quality psycho killer character study, with an entertaining dose of voyeurism and slasher horror. And, even with the microbudget look and feel, "American Killing" manages to be a fun watch. The start of the movie seems slightly clunky, the energy is nearly non-existent for the first 40 minutes, with hints of what is to come sprinkled in- just so you know something is off with this guy and things will pick up. 

The working element for me was the cool way that Jeb blurs the line between protagonist and antagonist- really making you connect with him on both levels. Plus Trevor Peterson's performance is amazing. All in all most of the cast are good, which makes this low-budget chiller read as quality indie filmmaking. The things that work far exceed the things that don't. 

I do wish there would have been a bit more gore to push this closer to those classic psycho flicks like "The Intruder", "Maniac" and "New York Ripper", but the softer approach (relatively speaking, there is plenty of killing in this one) still allows for a slow, creepy thriller worth checking out. (3.5/5)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

My Review Of "Landing Lake"

"Landing Lake" is a sci-fi thriller  written and directed by Cesare Pollacci Libardi di K. The film stars Victoire Vecchierini, Emma Bown, Aaron Stielstra and Phil Zimmerman. It is a psychedelic exploration of madness and otherworldly contact.

A team of satellite technicians enters the woods to repair a communication station but they are forced to rescue the crew of an airplane that crashed near a lake. They quickly realize that something may be coming from the lake that is affecting their minds and the passing of time. As they lose their inhibitions their most primal desires take hold. Lured on by the unseen entity it seems that only one of the team is permitted to bond with it and so be reborn in a new physical body. A terrifying game of strategy not to survive, but rather to die with the promise of life anew.

The story, in theory, is a fun, and chilling way to approach first contact tropes in sci-fi horror. I have seen it done well in movies like "Yellow Brick Road" and "Star Lead". Unfortunately "Landing Lake" never coalesces fully enough to marry the dreamscape psychedelia and core sci-fi aspects. It all plays out like a wilderness mushroom high but weren't all tripping the same.

The fault doesn't fully fall with script or direction. Not that there isn't some issues in both, it just seemed that too many concepts came into play without proper structuring. The acting is decent, some characters really came out strong. A couple were just so---ugh! They just made it impossible to fully succumb to the movie's experimental theatre vibe enough to wanna like this madness. 

Now on a positive note, the cinematography is great. And on its own, the whole surrealism, arthouse style was- at times impressive. Sadly the foundation of the story and continuity just didn't come together to allow the audience to make sense of the going-ons. Another cool aspect is the creative, throwback score. (2/5)

My Review Of "Hi-Death"

Horror Anthology "Hi-Death" is written and directed by Anthony Catanese, Tim Ritter, Amanda Payton, Brad Sykes and Todd Sheets. The film stars Fabiana Formica, Jay Sosnicki,  Todd Martin, Thomas Kindler,  Jensen Jacobs, Craig Kelly, Nick Randol, Dilynn Fawn Harvey, Christopher Preyer, Eric Salinas, Kristen Adams and Kate Durocher

The makers of “Hi-8” return with five new low-budget chilling tales showcasing the talents of both veteran and emerging horror filmmakers. When two young women take the “Terror Tour” through the underbelly of Hollywood, they are led into a bizarre world of unspeakable horror.  

As a wrap-around Terror Tour functions more utilitarian, feeling a little mundane for most of it's time span. It does work though, and really carries the overall anthology through these diverse and varied nightmares.

First stop - “Death Has a Conscience”, proves the reaper doesn’t spare the unlucky souls who stumble into his path. A hotel room is a trap for a addict whose next fix becomes her last.

Right away this short shows how talent and creativity can make something of quality on any budget, fun and compelling. The story stays simple but relatable. The cinematography is classic giallo styled work. The practical effects and creature design are clever choices, executed smoothly. I really dug the retro punk rock attitude.

Next, a meeting with the “Dealers of Death” exposes the perils of collecting murder memorabilia. 

This one, even with the second half offering some attention grabbing moments, is overall lacking. The pace is clunky and the first half is drawn out a bit to much with unnecessary melodrama. Fewer location shots and more focus on the sinister subject matter could have really elevated the story.

Next up is “Night Drop”, where your next movie rental may be your last. A rental clerk is faced with dark, satanic forces set loose from a mysterious DVD found in the returns bin.

This is one of my favorites in "Hi-Death". True, the story is super simplistic and moves quickly, but the sequence flashing the horrors and satanic imagery is one of the best moments in low-budget anthology that I have seen in a while. It reminded me of early Bressack and Treasure Chest Of Horror stuff.

An actress’ worst nightmare unfolds as she is forced to perform a terrifying “Cold Read”.

I was a bit bored with this one until the end. J did like the choice to film it with an almost dreamscape, atmospheric psychotica.

Finally Terror Tour comes to a disturbing end as we meet the ancient, seductive evil known as “The Muse”.

This one was very warped, art class in Hell. It has some high points and a couple of low moments but overall it is a good, gory short with twisted humor. "Hi-Death" is a great indie horror that proves good storytelling and fun horror doesn't require a big budget to work. Definitely check it out. (4/5)


Dark Star Pictures will release the critically acclaimed EMPATHY INC in theaters (9/13) and VOD (9/24) this fall. 

Yedidya Gorsetman’s sci-fi thriller tells of an investor in a VR startup discovers that the reality the company provides isn’t virtual.

Hotshot venture capitalist Joel has a multimillion-dollar deal go up in smoke, and he and his actress wife Jessica are forced to move in with her parents and start from scratch. At the lowest and most desperate moment in his life, Joel meets old friend Nicolaus
and his business partner Lester, who are seeking investors in a new technology known as XVR—Xtreme Virtual Reality—from their company Empathy, Inc., which is said to offer the most realistic and moving experiences for users by placing them in the lives of the less fortunate. Joel gets the startup its funds but soon discovers that the tech's creators have far more sinister uses in store for their creation and that the reality it provides its customers isn't virtual.

 Indican Pictures Delivers Salvation With "The Church" This Summer!

The Church is an indie horror thriller from director and writer Dom Frank. Starring Bill Moseley (3 From Hell), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede) and Clint Howard, this church is being sold and God is not happy. When a pastor (Moseley) is tempted by money, a real estate developer moves into these holy grounds. But. something is not right and some of these characters will pay for their sins, in this exciting release. Already showing on Digital platforms and in theatres, The Church will see a wider release, in more DVD markets, this August 6th.
The central story sets up a small community church for demolition. But, this structure will not go down without a fight. Infused with the Holy Spirit, this structure utilizes the seven deadly sins on those who want to destroy it. A pastor prays for divine intervention. And, this is one building that has God’s backing.
The Church has already released on Digital formats, in early July. On July 16th, the film has shown in several theatres, across the United States. As well, this film was originally released on DVD earlier this year. However, Indican Pictures will expand the release to more retail outlets this August. The Churchhas an all-star, indie cast and an over-the-top story, which horror fans should not miss - this Summer!

Monday, July 29, 2019

My Review Of "Clinton Road"

"Clinton Road " is directed by Steve Stanulis and Richard Grieco. The film stars Ice-T (New Jack City, "Law & Order : SVU"), James DeBello (Cabin Fever, Detroit Rock City), Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos", Goodfellas), and Erin O'Brien (Killing Joan). It also stars Ace Young ("Bones"), Katie Morrison ("The Blacklist"), Bo Dietl ("Vinyl"), and Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts.

A widowed firefighter seeks closure after his wife goes missing on an actual haunted road in rural New Jersey but must unlock the roads secret if he wants to get out alive.

The story starts off with some clear warning signs. At first, the film hits with a promising title sequence and intro. Fast paced tease of the paranormal kind that almost sells the whole 'true events' moniker. Then within minutes it sinks into a lost St. Elmo's dive bar melodrama that totally wastes some cool celebrity talent. It seems to drag far longer than the 20- something minutes the beginning actually takes.

There are a few cool concepts happening in "Clinton Road". For one, the weekend in the woods horror trope, as overplayed as it is, is fun and creepy. Second, the paranormal and cursed location (based on a real location) peaked my interest. Unfortunately though everything is thrown into the mix in the film with no real cohesive storyline to tie it all in. Just because various people have experienced random things on Clinton Road doesn't mean you have to put all of it in the story. 

The acting is hit and miss depending on character, depending on scenario. A few moments almost catch fire and create some real suspense, but I don't know, either due to writing choices or whatever scenes fall apart really quick. Not to mention that there isn't much horror in this horror movie. Just a lot of stuff happening with no clear reasoning behind the actions. Check it out if you want, but I didn't find much her to enjoy. (2/5)


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