Saturday, August 31, 2019

Adam Stein And Zach Lipovsky's "FREAKS" Hits Theaters This September

Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky's FREAKS hits theaters September 13th. The film is Directed by: Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky. Starring Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, and Lexy Kolker.

Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat – or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what’s really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn’t so simple, the danger is very real.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Trailer Released For Upcoming Horror "Restricted Area"

The trailer has been released for upcoming horror "Restricted Area". The film is directed by Christopher M. Don and stars Randy Wayne, Shawn C. Phillips, Ross Britz, and Emily Gardt. No word on release date, but it is expected sometime in October.

Four blue-collar friends, recently laid off from the steel mill, take one last camping trip into the wilderness when they discover a backwoods cult with a cataclysmic agenda and must fight to survive.

Trailer Released For Upcoming Thriller "Killer In Suburbia"

A trailer has been released for upcoming thriller "Killer In Suburbia". The film is directed by Danny Buday and stars Boti Bliss, Morgan Obenreder and Rebecca Marshall. This TV movie is due out on Lifetime. 

Gina and her teenage daughter Kelsey move into a new town so Kelsey can attend a better high school. It’s the start of senior year – meaning new parties to attend and new friends to make. But when Kelsey is abducted while on a date, all Gina’s nightmares come true. Can she save her daughter in time? And can she really trust the people trying to help?

"Devil's Revenge" Set To Be Released On Digital This October

Jared Cohn's "Devil's Revenge" is due out on digital platforms this October. The film stars Jeri Ryan, William Shatner, Jason Brooks, Ciara Hanna, Jackie Dallas, and Annmarie Giaquinto. It will be available October 1st. 

"Devil's Revenge" involves an archaeologist's dig and a portal to Hell. Now, the portal can only be closed by destroying an ancient relic. 

Trailer due out soon.

Horror Icon Thom Mathews Leads the Cast of Barry Jay's "Killer Therapy"

Horror Icon Thom Mathews Returns to Acting After Ten Years
Star of Friday the 13th Part VI and The Return of the Living Dead
Leads the Cast of Barry Jay's Killer Therapy
Alongside PJ Soles, Adrienne King, Daeg Faerch and More
First Stills and Statement Released

Rellik Pictures has released the first look at Barry Jay's Killer Therapy.  The latest scream from the director of Ashes and executive producer of Never Hike AloneKiller Therapy tells the story of Brian, a disturbed young man seeking revenge for slights real and imagined, from the family that is terrified of him to the long line of therapists who tried and failed to find a soul inside him.  

For his second feature, Jay enlisted the talents of genre legend Thom Mathews as the family patriarch.  After early appearances in Return of the Living Dead and as long-time Jason foe Tommy Jarvis in the Friday the 13th franchise, Mathews has stepped away from narrative roles in recent years, appearing at conventions and in documentaries. 

On returning to a leading role in the genre, Mathews said, "I'm very excited to bring Barry Jay & Andrew Krop's script Killer Therapy to life.  After meeting with Barry and reading the script, I knew I wanted to bring this character to the screen because it brought me back to my horror roots. I always try to find the humanity in every role and I have a bloody good role as John Langston. Killer Therapy is a complex story and I enjoyed going to the set every day." 

Killer Therapy also stars a number of horror legends, established stars and rising talents, including PJ Soles (Halloween, Carrie), Adrienne King (Friday the 13th), Daeg Faerch (Rob Zombie's Halloween), Elizabeth Keener ("The L Word"), Ivy George ("Big Little Lies") and introducing Michael Qeliqi as Brian.

Brian is a disturbed child with sociopathic tendencies dealing with a father who doesn't love him, a mother unconvinced of his violent nature, and a newly adopted sister he believes is there to replace him. After a series of escalating violent incidents, he is bounced around from failed therapist to failed therapist, maturing into a young man still unable to escape his anger issues. When his life eventually falls apart by his own choices, Brian blames his series of failed therapists, embracing his dark nature and taking his revenge on everyone who ever wronged him - one by one, finally understanding that accepting who you are inside can be the best therapy.

Killer Therapy is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere on the film festival circuit in the coming months.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Official Trailer Released For Supernatural Thriller "Enigma"

The official trailer has been released for supernatural thriller "Enigma". The film comes from writer/director Harley Wallen and stars Wallen alongside Dennis Haskins (“Saved by the Bell”), TJ Storm (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) , Bella Shepherd (“Orange Is the New Black”), Kris Reilly (Bennett’s Song), Joe Piazza (A Bennett Song Holiday), and Kaiti Wallen (Betrayed). It is due out November 1st.

The film centers on two detectives (Piazza and Reilly) who are searching for clues to some very unique murders. Anna (Kaiti Wallen) finds her faith in her search to clear her friend and a very bad man.

First Trailer Released For Netflix's Horror Series 'Marianne'

Check out the first trailer for Netflix's upcoming horror series 'Marianne'. The French series is created by Samuel Bodin and stars Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah, and Tiphaine Daviot. The series will debut on Netflix September 12th.

The story focuses on horror novelist Emma ,who writes spooky tales about a sinister entity that plagued her childhood dreams. The entity’s name? Marianne. According to Emma, Maryanne is a witch who “enters your soul.” Emma writes her books as of way of coping with the trauma from Marianne. But what happens when your nightmares come to life?

New Clip Released For Horror Smash "Ashes"

Horror fans are celebrating the terrifying new horror treat Ashes, calling the film “gruesome”, “inventive” and “the scares…so effective”!
It’s time to discover what has film fans cowering under their sofa cushions this month!

Now available on Digital and Demand from 1091 media, when an estranged aunty passes away, a family is creeped out to receive her ashes. And when supernatural misfortunes begin to best them, they quickly discover they have to go through hell to rid of her angry spirit.

From writer/director Barry Jay, and starring Elizabeth Keener, Jeremy Earl, Yumarie Morales, Angelique Maurnaé, and Melinda deKay, prepare to receive Ashes.

Audiences are raving about the effective scares, welcome dark humor and haunting imagery from Barry Jay's triumphant new genre addition.

Ashes is now available on Digital and Demand.

Synopsis: 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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

"Sleeping in Plastic" Debut Set For Austin Film Festival This October

"Sleeping in Plastic" to debut at the Austin Film Festival this October. The film is directed by Van Ditthavong and stars Addison Timlin (Odd Thomas), Corin Nemec (Rottentail), Dash Mihok, Alex Macnicoll and Nick Chinlund. It will show on October 24th, in Austin.

A local high school wrestler finds himself in a destructive relationship. That relationship begins a violent downward spiral, in a small Texas town.

Final Trailer Released For Upcoming "Joker" Movie

The final trailer, along with the poster above, has been released for upcoming "Joker" movie. Three-time Oscar nominee Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line,” “Gladiator”) stars in the titular role alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “The Godfather: Part II”) as Franklin. The film also stars Zazie Beetz (“Deadpool 2”), Frances Conroy (TV’s “American Horror Story,” Hulu’s “Castle Rock”), Marc Maron (TV’s “Maron,” “GLOW”), Bill Camp (“Red Sparrow,” “Molly’s Game”), Glenn Fleshler (TV’s “Billions,” “Barry”), Shea Whigham (“First Man,” “Kong: Skull Island”), Brett Cullen (“42,” Netflix’s “Narcos”), Douglas Hodge (“Red Sparrow,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”) and Josh Pais (upcoming “Motherless Brooklyn,” “Going in Style”).

"Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in Association with BRON Creative, a Joint Effort Production, a Film by Todd Phillips, “Joker.” It will be in theaters nationwide October 4, 2019 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures."

TONE-DEAF Coming To Blu-ray, DVD, And Digital This October

Richard Bates Jr.’s TONE-DEAF Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital 
this October

Lionsgate is bringing Tone-Deaf to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on October 22nd. The “unflinchingly brutal” (Boston Hassle) film stars Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew. Written and directed by Richard Bates, Jr. 

After being dumped by both her boss and her boyfriend, Olive (Amanda Crew) flees the city for the weekend and rents an ornate country house from an old-fashioned widower named Harvey (Robert Patrick). She’s hoping for a few days of peace. What she gets is a weekend of sheer terror, as Olive awakens Harvey’s darkest urges—and is plunged into a blood-soaked fight for her life.

Trailer Released For Haunted House Horror "Girl On The Third Floor"

Check out the trailer for upcoming haunted house horror "Girl On The Third Floor". The film is the directorial debut of producer Travis Stevens. It stars Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, and Trieste Kelly Dunn. Dark Sky Films is releasing "Girl on the Third Floor" in theaters and on digital platforms, Oct. 25th.

At the heart of the film is Don Koch (CM Punk), a man who is failing as a husband. For years he has skated by on charm and charisma, until it nearly landed him in jail. He now views fixing up an old house as a chance to make up for past mistakes. Meanwhile, his wife, Liz Koch, is concerned about the renovation timeline as they have a baby on the way. With all this pressure it's no wonder Don responds to the flirtations of an attractive stranger. As Don tears the house apart, it begins to tear him apart as well, revealing the rot behind the drywall.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

"MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN" Coming To Theaters And VOD This October

Watch the Official Trailer for MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN, Coming to Theaters and VOD on October 4th

Screen Media and Legion M acquired North American distribution rights to Alexandre O. Philippe’s Memory: The Origins of Alien. The documentary explores how Ridley Scott, Dan O'Bannon, and H.R. Giger created the classic 1979 sci-fi horror film. Legion M and Screen Media will release it in select US theaters and On Demand beginning October 4th.

Philippe (“78/52,” “The People vs. George Lucas,” “Doc of the Dead”) takes fans on an exploration of the mythical underpinnings of ALIEN, supported by exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, unearthing the largely untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's cinematic masterpiece, and reveals a treasure trove of never-before-seen materials from the archives of ALIEN creators Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger - including original story notes, rejected designs and storyboards, and O’Bannon’s original 29 page script from 1971, titled "Memory." The documentary dedicates focus on the film’s iconic “Chestburster” scene."

U.S. Release Details Announced For "One Cut Of The Dead"

Shudder, in association with Variance Films, is bringing One Cut of the Dead to theaters in NY and LA, starting on September 13th, a one-night national screening is planned for September 17th. The film will then be released on Shudder's streaming service. 

One of the most critically-acclaimed genre films of the past decade and a record-shattering blockbuster in its native Japan, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD first appears to be a one-take indie zombie film... but something magical happens 37 minutes in: the film's director yells cut and - throwing all cinematic conventions and viewer expectations to the wind - it transforms into a charming story about the power of family, the passion that goes into making movies, and, in its stunning final sequence, a uproarious meta re-examination of the film’s opening single take and how it came to be!

We don’t want to spoil all of that for our audience, but a theatrical release needs a trailer, so we made one. And while we hope you’ll post and share it right away, it does comes with a spoiler alert, advising the audience to stop watching, simply take our word for it, and just grab some tickets (at We suspect that those of you who have seen the film will agree with our approach, and agree that, even after watching our trailer, we’ve preserved the film’s brilliant Rube Goldberg-level gags and misdirection.

Shudder, in association with theatrical partner Variance Films, is bringing festival favorite ONE CUT OF THE DEAD to the big screen, prior to its debut on Shudder - and they’re bringing it everywhere. Opening in NYC (IFC Center) and LA (Alamo Drafthouse Downtown) on 9/13, people around the country won’t have to wait - over 60 one-night screenings across the US and Canada are slated for Tuesday, 9/17, with additional screenings to follow and more being added daily.

Official synopsis:
While shooting a low-budget zombie film in an abandoned warehouse, the crew find themselves caught between actual zombies and a mad director who won’t stop rolling. If you think you know what happens next, think again. Filmmaker Shinichiro Ueda turns the film on its head more than once for one of the wildest, funniest, and most surprising zombie movies of all time.

During its lengthy festival run, ONE CUT OF THE DEAD received numerous awards and accolades, including the Audience Award and Best Director at Fantastic Fest, Best Film at Fantasia, Best Film at Bifan Fantastic Film Festival, Grand Prix at Vevey International Funny Film Festival, the Press Award at Morbido Film Festival, and Audience Awards at Imagine Film Festival, Panic Fest, Brussels International Film Festival, and Lees Film Festival. The film sits at 100% Certified Fresh at Rotten Tomatoes with 44 reviews.

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD is written, directed, and edited by Shinichiro Ueda, and stars Takayuki Hamatsu, Mao, Harumi Shuhama, Yuzuki Akiyama, Kazuaki Nagaya, and Manabu Hosoi.


 Phantom Pain Films is pleased to announce the release of the 1991 splatter-filled shot-on-video undead military treasure The Zombie Army on August 30th, where it will simultaneously premiere in theaters, make its VOD debut for purchase and be available to own in a new limited edition VHS release.
In The Zombie Army, the Pentagon brass have a problem. They bought a former insane asylum to use as a base for an elite female military unit but didn’t expect two of the most psychotic inmates to still be there! The two freaks start wreaking havoc on the Army by capturing soldiers and turning them into mindless zombies. Trapped in the tunnels under the old asylum, the soldiers must invent weapons to destroy the living dead!
The Zombie Army will see its theatrical premiere as part of VHStival, presented by Alamo Drafthouse in association with Lunchmeat VHS, after being remastered and restored using newly discovered video elements. “It’s an exemplary piece of ultra-independent, low-budget gut-chomping glory!” Lunchmeat creater Josh Schafer had to say about the movie's inclusion, “Really, this movie is just so much fun, and I thought it was the perfect way to rewind down the first night of VHStival.”
This remastered edition will also be available for digital purchase and rental on Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube, and Vimeo. The new limited edition VHS comes in a clamshell case on a zombie-green tape with reversible artwork. Both the infamous original box art of a zombie-fied Uncle Sam, and new eye popping artwork from artists Alex Sarabia, Arturo Louga and Carlo Chable are featured in this release.
Filmed in 1989 on a homemade soundstage in Newark, Delaware and at an actual former insane asylum in Pennsylvania, the movie was released on VHS in 1991 by legendary cult label Video Outlaw. Out of print for 27 years, it has become a highly coveted tape to VHS collectors and found numerous appreciators in the underground horror community. Described by producer John Kalinowski as, “the first zombie combat rock music video”, The Zombie Army has been lauded as, “...the first - and only - feminist SOV zombie movie.” by Bleeding Skull! and was featured on the sites best films of the year list in 2016.

The Zombie Army plays August 30 at 11pm as part of VHStival at the Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh. It will be available for digital purchase and rental on Amazon Video, Google Play, YouTube, and Vimeo. Copies of the limited edition VHS will be available to buy at VHStival as well as

Monday, August 26, 2019

Trailer Released For Norwegian Horror "All Must Die"

Check out the trailer just released for Norwegian horror "All Must Die". The film is directed by Geir Greni and stars Viktoria Winge, Julia Schacht, Veslemøy Mørkerid, Marte Sæteren, Tinashe Williamson and Linni Meister. International sales and distribution outfit LevelK has acquired world sales rights.

The film is centered around Gina who is about to get married, when her friends “kidnap” her for a last all-out bachelorette party. Dressed in red latex and all on her own in the Norwegian woods, Gina has to complete a creepy game of challenges. But what starts off as fun soon turns seriously weird, when disturbing events start occurring. Is it part of the planning – or is Gina about to lose her grip of reality?

The Official Release Trailer Is Out For Mythic Horror "The Siren"

The official trailer has been released for upcoming Mythic horror "The Siren". The film is directed by Perry Blackshear. With Margaret Ying Drake, MacLeod Andrews, and Evan Dumouchel. "The Siren" is the feature debut of Blackshear, and is gearing up for wider US release.

Looking for some peace and quiet, Tom rents a small and isolated lakehouse, one marked by a local legend of a woman who, after drowning, haunts the surrounding woods and drowns anyone she encounters. That myth particularly intrigues Tom’s new neighbor, Al, who’s mourning the recent death of his husband. Starting off rather friendly, Tom and Al’s rapport slowly changes as the former befriends a mysterious woman named Nina, for whom Al can’t shake his negative suspicions.


The Joke's on you when Clownado blows in this September!

Bunker down for Todd Sheets’ twisted new horror film, featuring genre icons Linnea Quigley and Eileen Deitz, on VOD September 3 and DVD September 17 from Wild Eye Releasing!

Cursed demonic circus clowns set out on a vengeful massacre using tornadoes. A stripper, Elvis impersonator, truck driver, teen runaway, and a dude get caught in the supernatural battle between femme fatal and the boss clown from hell.

Rachel Lagen, John O'Hara, and Joel D. Wynkoop co-star in "an enjoyable, blood-soaked love letter to the genre*" from the legendary Todd Sheets.

GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING Sets Theatrical Release Date For Dark Comedy “GROUPERS”

GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING has acquired the worldwide rights to writer / director Anderson Cowan’s feature film debut, “GROUPERS”.

The film centers around two all-American high school jocks Brad and Dylan (Peter Mayer-Klepchick and Cameron Duckett) who are out for a night on the town when they are approached by the beautiful and seductive Meg (Nicole Dambro) at a local bar.  Ready for what they hope will be a night to remember, the guys are subsequently kidnapped, drugged and awaken tied up face to face in an abandoned pool in the middle of nowhere. Absurdity and insanity ensue as we learn that Orin (Jesse Pudles), Meg’s overly flamboyant brother has been the target of Brad and Dylan’s homophobic bullying and that Meg is actually a grad student who plans to perform a psychological and somewhat sadistic experiment on them as part of her thesis, which poses the question, “is homosexuality a choice”.
The Cinequest Film Festival referred to the film in its 2018 line up as “a rare, highly original, and super-charged dark comedy that will keep you guessing and contemplating the provocative, yet crucial themes at its essence”.

 “This is an important film”, stated Global Digital Releasing President Joe Dain. “Homophobia has always been an issue in our society but with the current administration and the potential roll backs of LGBTQ protections in this country, it’s not only timely but Anderson effectively tackles the subject matter in a dark, humorous, yet thought provoking and entertaining way that we believe will resonate with audiences and we wanted to give it the opportunity to garner the attention we feel it deserves.”

The film is set to open in Los Angeles on Friday, September 27th at the Laemmle Music Hall theater and will expand into additional markets on October 1st. The distributor plans to submit the film to the GLADD Media and Spirit Awards for consideration.



Acclaimed “Hitchcockian Journey”* What Death Leaves Behind Will receive a theatrical release across North America this September and October via Artist Rights Distribution.

Following the premiere in Los Angeles on September 11, the multi-award winner will open in other markets including Ohio, San Diego, New York, Tennessee, Florida, DC and Philadelphia.

Directed by Scott A. Hamilton, and scripted by Hamilton, Chad Morton, Nico Giampietro, and Rachel K. Ofori, What Death Leaves Behind tells of a man who, after a kidney transplant, experiences reoccurring nightmares he believes to be visions of his donor's violent murder, sending him on a dark path of vengeance, leading to an unbearable truth.

Christopher Mann, Vincent Young, Erin O’Brien, Johnny Alonso, Alexandra Tydings, Shaira Barton, Amanda Diaz, Kelly Dowdle, and Khalil McMillan star in a Scott A.Hamilton film.

What Death Leaves Behind, from Artist Rights Distribution and Smash Entertainment, in theaters nationally this fall.


Sunday, August 25, 2019

My Review Of "Seeds"

"Seeds" is a psychological creature feature directed by Owen Long. The film stars Trevor Long, Andrea Chen, Garr Long, and Kevin Breznahan. It is a blend of gothic melodrama and psychological horror which creates a story as compelling and complicated as it is hard to watch. 

After a night of debauchery spirals out of control, Marcus retreats to his family home along the New England coast. Solitude is disturbed when his brother asks Marcus to look after his estranged nephew and niece. As days pass, solace escapes him; he feels baited by a dark force. Is he losing his mind or has something terrible burrowed deep within him? Incubating. Waiting until the climate is right. Haunted by his deepest fears, Marcus struggles not to succumb as he fights to protect Lily, his beloved niece from a monster that lies in wait.

"Seeds" isn't unique in its style or concept when telling stories like this, surreal melodrama and psychological horror meant to serve as a metaphor for something else. It is creative, and even with such dark, uncomfortable material, the film is often poetic. Right off, I got impressions of classic horror dramas like "Suspiria" and "Possession". Two films that hardly made sense at times, flowed in a dreamscape of confusion and melanchalia, but managed to be captivating and hypnotic.

"Seeds" is filmed beautifully, the characters hang between detached mimics and relatable, tragic beings. I have to admit though that a lot of the film is muddled in aimless grandeur, and it took far too long for a clear story line to emerge. There is also a very real moment when you understand the metaphorical significance, it all becomes predictable, and I wished for the confusion and mesmer to return. 

The horror rests mostly on the psychological elements, more so than the monster aspect. The conflict between ones own morality and propensity for depravity is universal and always relavent. The creature, set aside it's own existence within the film, is menacing when on screen . Strikingly so! Still what I personally wanted was a representation a bit more Lovecraftian, than what I got. 

Overall I left the film being a little split on my feelings. There is so much in this film that is told disturbing, beautiful. The acting is superb, and the creativity can't be denied. But I also wanted a bit more actualized, traditional horror. Still "Seeds" is film worth checking out, and a project worthy of recognition. (3.5/5)


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