Friday, November 8, 2019

Poster And Trailer Released For Neo-Noir "Knives And Skin"

The official poster (above) and trailer have been released for neo-noir film "Knives And Skin". The film is written and directed by Jennifer Reeder. Set for a December 6th theatrical and VOD release "Knives And Skin" stars Marika Engelhardt, Grace Smith, Ireon Roach, Kayla Carter, Tim Hopper, Kate Arrington, Audrey Francis, James Vincent Meredith, Ty Olwin, Raven Whitley, Jalen Gilbert, Emma Ladji, Robert T. Cunningham, Tony Fitzpatrick, and Marilyn Dodds Frank.

What happened to Carolyn Harper? Part suburban nightmare, part neon-soaked teenage fever dream, this tantalizing mystery traces the wave of fear and distrust that spreads across a small Midwestern town in the wake of a high school girl’s mysterious disappearance. As the loneliness and darkness lurking beneath the veneer of everyday life gradually comes to light, a collective awakening seems to overcome the town’s teenage girls—gathering in force until it can no longer be contained. Unfolding in a hallucinatory haze of lushly surreal images, Knives and Skin is a one-of-a-kind coming-of-age noir that haunts like a half-remembered dream.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Official Trailer Released For "The Invisible Man"

The much anticipated official trailer has been released for "The Invisible Man". The film is directed by Leigh Whannell and set to be released February 28th. 

"What you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character.
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC’s The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO’s Euphoria).

But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Jason Blum, our current-day master of the horror genre, produces The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.

The film is also produced by Kylie du Fresne (Upgrade, The Sapphires) for Goalpost Pictures. The executive producers are Whannell, Beatriz Sequeira, Charles Layton, Rosemary Blight, Ben Grant, Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno. The Invisible Man is a co-production of Goalpost Pictures Australia and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Nervous Tick, for Universal Pictures."

'Eli Roth's History Of Horror' Gets A Second Season

AMC announced today that it had renewed “Eli Roth’s History of Horror” for a second season of six episodes. The second season, which will also appear on AMC Networks’ horror streaming service, Shudder, will feature episodes devoted to monsters, evil children, witches, body horror, houses of hell and “Eli’s Terrifying Twelve.” Season one reached nearly 6 million viewers on AMC in Nielsen live+7 ratings, the episodes later appeared on Shudder, and extended cuts of the interviews in the show were released as a podcast, which became the #2 podcast in the TV & Film genre – a true original programming trifecta.

“I’m so thrilled to be continuing this historic series with AMC. In season one, we had the most incredible conversations with the top creators in the field who really helped fans around the world appreciate the horror genre in a new light,” Roth said. “From Quentin Tarantino to Jordan Peele to Stephen King and Jamie Lee Curtis, everyone shared stories about creating the fright masterpieces that still chill us to this day. What’s most exciting about this show is that the fans get to understand these films on a much deeper level, and many go back and rediscover older films they may not have seen for years or missed entirely. 

We look forward to going even deeper in season two, bringing out the A-listers to share their stories with everyone for all time and adding more and more films to the canon. AMC is the perfect network to partner with on a passion project like this and we can’t wait to get started.”

“AMC: Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror” is produced by The Content Group (ESPN’s “30 For 30,” Nat Geo’s “Breakthrough”) and Marwar Junction Productions (Disney +'s “Earth to Ned,” BET's “Murder in the Thirst”). Executive producers are Eli Roth, Kurt Sayenga, Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joseph Freed and Allison Berkley.

My Review Of "Bloody Marie"

Dutch film "Bloody Marie" is directed by Lennert Hillege and Guido van Driel. It stars Susanne Wolff, Dragos Bucur, Alexia Lestiboudois, Jan Bijvoet, and Therese Affolter. The film plays out as a dark drama with intense psychological factors.

Marie, once successful graphic novelist, lives in the Amsterdam red-light district. She drinks too much and gets into one conflict after another. A horrific incident in the house next door forces her to take action and get her life back on course.

The film is a blunt character study of a self-destructive life. It is told in a leveled, straightforward way, allowing for the actors and the heart of the story to lay bare, exposed to criticism, and darker emotional investment. "Bloody Marie" is the equivalent of watching a tragedy unfold from a time before impact, during the event, and right on until the debris is swept away. All while bathed in a neon glow. 

The story is filled with conflict. Told with so much slow-paced focus on emotions that are uncomfortable to see expressed by characters, while overlaying a sentiment of compassion and relatability. You either recognize and connect with protagonist or you don't. I recognized myself in Marie's persona from the first spastic movements on an empty dancefloor while the daylight leaked in the bar. 

The acting is superb. The characters are seedy, tragic and defiant. It is hard to find something likable about these people. You fill mostly sad for the kind of characters they offer. The beauty in that is that Hillege and Driel aren't asking you to, or even apologizing if you don't. It is what it is. This is a dark story of a life spiraling hard and terrifyingly so. 

"Bloody Marie" is more thriller movie in its second half. The horror lies in watching a series of horrific choices and bad events push the main character into the next horrific situation. It gets tense and dark. The cinematography is excellent, and the music score and atmosphere really amplify the story. 

This isn't a film for anyone looking for extreme expressions of violence or blood. It stays more dramatic and psychological. The thriller elements and action movie with a similar pace and energy that the film starts with. The suspense builds some but nothing comparable to standard horror or traditional thrills. It is a well crafted art film that is dark and human. (3.5/5)

My Review Of "Devil's Acid"

Grindhouse comedy horror "Devil's Acid" is directed by Garrett Kruithof and stars American Horror Story’s Drew Rin Varick, Ashley Dulaney (“Justified”), Jessica Lynn Parsons (“S.W.A.T”), Betty Jeune (The Florida Project), Nina Leon (“Longmire”) and Eric Gibson. The film is a unique genre-driven spiral down the rabbit hole where one bad trip crashes into one bad night. 

Brothers Johnny and Luke hold this years "haunted hot girl challenge" in an abandoned prison facility deep in the forest on acid. It's a good trip until the devil shows up.

The story is creative and engaging, especially the set up of a late night storytelling session. The tropes are well founded horror elements that can at times seem overdone and disingenuous. In "Devil's Acid" there are those moments here as well, but for the most part the point of view and heavy humor keeps things balanced out. People hallucinating to the level of psychosis, I mean how could you not be curious.

The acting is iffy, not so much in ability or lack of direction. Mostly the characters seem a little too cliche and overdrawn. A couple of cast members seem to have control of their parts. Still it all is relative, and somewhat debatable, given the gonzo/ grindhouse style both visually and in writing. There is enough here to also enjoy. Some of the acting and some dialog is just to funny and enjoyable to really dismiss "Devil's Acid" completely. 

The horror is mostly disappointing. Everything that happens is more gimmicky and restrictive. Budget issues probably explain that, but I really wanted more messier, celebratory violence and gore. Still, "Devil's Acid" has some cool atmospheric moments, recognize situational stuff that compliments the drug induced mayhem. Plus the devil (maybe). 

Overall "Devil's Acid" is gonna have a limited fanbase. Mostly ultra low-budget b-movie fans who like dark humor with a touch of horror will get it. The movie does ride wildly close to "so bad it's good" status. It does have some choice moments. Still fans looking for more horror in their humor may be disappointed. (2.5/5)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

New Trailer Released For Sci-fi Movie "Robot Awakening"

A new trailer has been released for sci-fi movie "Robot Awakening". The film is set to be released on DVD and Digital December 3th through High Octane Pictures. It is directed by Tai Goldberg and Gal Zelezniak.

Danny is depressed for eight months because his girlfriend left him without even leaving a note. In great despair he decides to slit his wrists – only to discover that his arm is made of steel and that he can shoot laser beams. he’s a robot, and if that isn’t enough, his girlfriend was abducted by a mysterious organization. Accompanied by the CEO of the computer company where he works and a Orthodox observant robot, Danny embarks on a journey to rescue his pregnant girlfriend!

New Poster And Trailer Released For "Game Of Death"

A new poster and trailer has been released for "Game Of Death". Sam Earle, Victoria Diamond, Emelia Hellman, Catherine Saindon, Nick Serino, Erniel Baez D., Thomas Vallieres, and Jane Hackett star in director Laurence “Baz” Moraid and Sébastien Landry cinematic ride. It is a film that mashed teen drama, gamer enthusiasm and American horror. 

Kill or be killed is the golden rule of the Game of Death. Unfortunately, a group of seven millennials ignored that rule. Now, each one’s head will explode unless they kill someone. Will they turn on each other to survive, or will this sunny day be the last for the innocent people of their middle-of-nowhere town?

Trailer Released For Sci-fi Thriller "Color Out Of Space"

The official trailer has finally been released for upcoming sci-fi thriller "Color Out Of Space". The film is directed by Richard Stanley and based on the short story by H.P Lovecraft. It stars Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Brendan Meyer, Madeleine Arthur, Julian Hilliard, Elliot Knight with Q’Orianka Kilcher and Tommy Chong (yes “The” Tommy Chong).

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a nightmare.

Set to be released on January 24th

Terrifying New Trailer Released For Upcoming Horror "Blood Bags"

Emiliano Ranzani’s Blood Bags, a modern take on classic Italian horror cinema, premieres on DVD and Digital this December.

A creature stalks the corridors of an abandoned mansion. Two friends break in and discover that all exits have been sealed off and the creature that hunts them is growing hungry for their blood; there is no escape.

From director Emiliano Ranzani, and starring Makenna Guyler, Emanuele Turetta, and Marta Tananyan, Blood Bags premieres December 3 on DVD and Digital from High Octane Pictures.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Trailer Released For Sci-fi Thriller "Dead Dicks"

Check out the trailer for Canadian sci-fi thriller "Dead Dicks". The film is directed Chris Bavota, and Lee Paula Springer. It stars Heston Horwin, Jillian Harris, and Matt Keyes. "Dead Dicks" is prepping for wide home entertainment release later this year through Devil Works.

When a young nursing student named Becca receives a series of panicked messages from her older brother Richie, she rushes over to check on him. Following a seemingly successful suicide attempt, Richie, who suffers from mental illness, has discovered what appears to be his own dead body. When Becca gets to his apartment, they find several more dead versions of Richie and together, try to figure out how and why he keeps being reborn each time he takes his own life.

Trailer Released For Mexican Horror "The Devil Told Me What To Do"

The trailer for Mexican horror "The Devil Told Me What To Do" was recently released. The film is directed by Alejandro G. Alegre, and stars Marcos Duarte, Micho Camacho, María Pura and Isaac Perez Calzada. 

A young man with mental problems kidnaps a doctor dedicated to the sale of medical insurance in order that he confess his sins.

Official Trailer Released For Fantasy Horror "Mermaid Down"

Check out the official trailer for upcoming fantasy horror "Mermaid Down". The film released digitally in October. It is directed by Jeffrey Grellman and stars Starring: Alexandra Bokova, Megan Therese Rippey, Shani Drake, and Burt Culver.

A mermaid is ripped from the Pacific, her tail is chopped off and she's thrown into a mental home where no one believes she is a mermaid.

Monday, November 4, 2019

"Small Town Killers" To Release On Blu-ray This November

Comedy thriller "Small Town Killers" is set to be released on Blu-ray November 26th. The film is directed by Ole Bornedal and stars Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas Bro, Mia Lyhne, Lene Maria Christensen. The release comes courtesy of RLJ Entertainment. 

Two friends turn against their wives. Determined to end their marriages one way or the other, the two men hire a Russian contract killer. However, the wives hear of their plan and turn-the-tables.

First Trailer Released For Netflix's "The Witcher"

Netflix has released the first trailer for upcoming fantasy thriller series "The Witcher". The series' script was developed by Lauren Schmidt ("Daredevil"), based on Andrzej Sapkowski's writings and novels. It stars Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, and Joey Batey. "The Witcher" is set to premiere December 20th.

The witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.

New Trailer Released For Controversial Horror "American Hunt"


This December, play the most dangerous time imaginable in American Hunt.

From the director of Clowntergeist, and from the studio that brought you The Jurassic Games and Cannibal Farm, comes the most controversial horror release of 2019.

A group of friends is torn apart when they become part of two human hunter’s sick game. The men give them ten minutes to hide, and then the real hunt begins.

Written and directed by Aaron Mirtes, and starring Lacy Hartselle, Taylor Novak, and Allison Shrum, American Hunt begins December 3 on DVD and Digital from High Octane Pictures.

Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts In 5 GALAXIES This December

Some of today’s biggest names unite with a selection of today’s most visually-gifted filmmakers for a unique cinematic experience that crosses 5 Galaxies!
An assemblage of futuristic, high concept stories about artificial intelligence, 5 Galaxies features Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, “Suits”) and Neil Jackson (“Sleepy Hollow”) in in a powerful profusion of science-fiction, featuring segments from such visionary filmmakers as Nelson Lee, Kristen Hilkert, Amir Reichart, Vitaly Verlov and Marc-Henri Boulier.
Whether its love found in time of over-population or exploration of the unknown and space-travel, 5 Galaxies has a bit of something for every fan of the genre.
Available on DVD and Digital December 10 from Uncork’d Entertainment

An Evil Child Shows His Bloody Streak in "Ballet Blanc" This November

Indican Pictures will bring Anne-Sophie Dutoit’s Ballet Blanc to theatres, this November. A bloody horror film, Dutoit’s latest focuses on a young boy, left behind by his ballet troupe. Developed to be evil, this boy is now out on a reign of terror. Dutoit is one of youngest directors in the horror genre, with her first screenplay written at sixteen and her first feature shot at eighteen. This latest film is set to scorch screens across U.S. theatres, in just a few days.

Dutoit has brought her own experience, from the ballet world, to the screen. Working on the idea of a performer turned evil by their instructor, this director explores a bloody, violent world as seen in the film’s first teaser. Now, only one force can stop this child (Colter Carlbom-Mann), or there is no more hope for good.

Ballet Blanc will screen in a few select theatres, this November 8th. Initially, the film will debut in: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago - possibly followed by several more theatres later this month. In January, Ballet Blanc will show on DVD and on Digital platforms as Indican Pictures makes the film available in ever more markets. 

"Tower Of Silence" On DVD And Digital This December

In the tradition of The Dark Tower, and from the studio that brought you The Jurassic Games,  open the book one the most thrilling fantasy adventure of the year!

From visionary filmmaker Erik Flynn Patton (producer, “The Legend of Ben Hall”), an adventure-laden pre-holiday treat that plays like a fantastical, dazzling love letter to The Princess Bride and Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.

When the great sorceress Kaeis captured by a mysterious enemy, her young followers devise a plan to rescue her. Jenny Sterlin, Brandon Tyler Harris, and Taylor Rose star.

Tower of Silence on DVD and Digital December 3 from High Octane Pictures.

THIS IS OUR HOME Premiering On Demand And DVD This December

Omri Dorani’s caravan of suspense This is Our Home premieres on DVD and Demand this December from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Jeff Ayars and Simone Policano star in the chilling account of a struggling couple who, during a weekend getaway, are greeted in the middle of the night by a child claiming to be their son.

Scripted by Robert Harmon, This is our Home is a “measured piece of psychological horror that will follow you home” (Horror Buzz), hitting disc and digital December 3.


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