Saturday, December 14, 2019

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Old Egyptian Festival of Neteret Bastet,

December 15th

Old Egyptian festival of Neteret Bastet, Cat Goddess who protects the home and fosters domestic harmony. Her image was transported on a bark on the Nile River from Karnak to Bubastis. [Kemetic calendar (leap year)] [Alexandrian calendar 1/25 (leap year)]

Bastet is the Egyptian goddess of the home, domesticity, women's secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth. She protected the home from evil spirits and disease, especially diseases associated with women and children. As with many Egyptian deities, she also played a role in the afterlife as a guide and helper to the dead although this was not one of her primary duties. She was the daughter of the sun god Ra and is associated with the concept of the Eye of Ra (the all-seeing eye) and the Distant Goddess (a female deity who leaves Ra and returns to bring transfromation).  

The goddess was worshipped primarily at Bubastis but held a tutelary position at Saqqara and elsewhere. The people of Egypt came annually to the great festival of Bastet at Bubastis which was one of the most lavish and popular events of the year. Geraldine Pinch, citing Herodotus, claims, "women were freed from all constraints during the annual festival at Bubastis. They celebrated the festival of the goddess by drinking, dancing, making music, and displaying their genitals" (116). This "raising of the skirts" by the women, described by Herodotus, had as much to do with freedom from social constraints as it did with the fertility associated with the goddess. As with many of the other festivals throughout Egypt, Bastet's celebration was a time to cast aside inhibitions much in the way modern revelers do in Europe during Carnivale or in the United States at Mardi Gras. 

Thursday, December 12, 2019


Mike Ferguson (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) and Jasper Cole (“American Horror Story”) have been cast in Dustin Ferguson’s “Hell of the Screaming Undead”.

Filming March 2020, the film tells of two ex-jailbirds who fight back against a zombie apocalypse.
It’s the Summer of 1988 and a powerful, unknown virus from New Guinea hits the streets of Los Angeles, turning everyday citizens into flesh hungry, screaming corpses! A tough-as-nails ex-Con “Buzz” (Mike Ferguson) and his former cellmate Earl (Jasper Cole) escape the city and take refuge deep in the Angeles National Forest, along with two female captives. With the threat of impending doom upon them it isn’t long before tensions rise and there’s a violent showdown between not only an army of the Undead, but each other as well!

"Angels Fallen" On DVD And Digital January 14th

This January, the sky opens for an almighty battle between good and evil.

From director Ali Zamani and writer Amanda Barton, and from the producers of The Ouija Exorcism and The Demonologist, comes the most frightening new action-horror release of the new decade, Angels Fallen.
See Michael Madsen, star of Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and Sin City, in Angels Fallen – only on DVD and Digital January 14, 2020 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
After the tragic loss of his wife battling the forces of darkness, Gabriel (Houston RhinesCriminal Minds) is persuaded to rejoin his former team of demon hunters traveling from relatively obscurity in America to the deep unknown regions of Europe. He is joined by his estranged best friend Michael (Michael Teh, Sleepy Hollow) who harbors a dark secret, the mystical Hannah (Posener, Mythica: The Necromancer) whose visions predict the future, and a motley crew of demon slayers. After losing part of his team Gabriel must confront his tragic past and decide who really is friend or foe.

VHYes Arrives In Cinemas Nationwide January 17th

VHYes arrives in cinemas nationwide on January 17th
Written and Directed by JACK HENRY ROBBINS
A bizarre retro comedy shot entirely on VHS. A hypnotic narrative told through hundreds of criss-crossing vignettes and a mix of absurdist comedy, sincere drama, music, and just a touch of horror.
VHYes takes us back to a simpler time, when twelve-year-old Ralph mistakenly records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape. The result is a nostalgic wave of home shopping clips, censored pornography, and nefarious true-crime tales that threaten to unkindly rewind Ralph’s reality.

"The Shed" Blu-ray/DVD Release Set For This January

"The Shed" is set to be released on Blu-ray/DVD January 7th. It will be released in unrated format through RLJE and is directed by Frank Sabatella. The film stars Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Timothy Bottoms, Frank Whaley.

Based on the concept of putting a vampire in a tool shed, a concept that came from a short story about a vampire trapped in a shed. 

Sabatella talked about the monster in this film: "I didn’t want the vampires to be slick and cool. I wanted them to be like subtle animals." 

New Poster Released For Upcoming Fairytale Horror "Gretel & Hansel"

A new poster has been released for upcoming fairytale horror "Getel & Hansel". Orion Pictures will release the film in theaters on January 31st, 2020. Directed by Osgood Perkins, it stars Sophia Lillis, Sammy Leakey, Charles Babalola, Alice Krige, and Jessica De Gouw. 

"Sophia Lillis (IT: Chapter 2) is Gretel in Orion Pictures' upcoming GRETEL & HANSEL. Directed by Osgood "Oz" Perkins (The Blackcoat's Daughter, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House), the dark reimagining of the classic fairytale we know and love creeps into theaters nationwide on January 31, 2020.

A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl (Sophia Lillis, It) leads her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

From Osgood Perkins, the director of The Blackcoat's Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, the film also stars Alice Krige ("The OA," Star Trek: First Contact), Jessica De Gouw ("Underground," "Arrow") and Charles Babalola ("Black Mirror," The Legend of Tarzan).

Gretel & Hansel is written by Rob Hayes ("Chewing Gum"), produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Sinister, Upgrade) and Fred Berger (La La Land, Destroyer) on behalf of Automatik and executive produced by Sandra Yee Ling and Macdara Kelleher.

New Retro Poster Released For Blumhouse's "Black Christmas"

A new retro poster has been released for Blumhouse's holiday horror "Black Christmas". The film is directed by Sophia Takal and stars Cary ElwesImogen PootsAleyse ShannonBrittany O’GradyLily Donoghue and Caleb Eberhardt. It is due out tomorrow, Friday the 13th.

A group of sorority sisters at Hawthorne College, who are being hunted down and killed by an unknown stalker. Soon, the killer learns that the school’s women are willing to mount a fight to stop the carnage.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Premiere Date Announced For 'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Part 3

Netflix has announced the premiere date for 'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Part 3. The next installment returns to the streaming service January 24th. Lee Toland Krieger will direct and executive produce with Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. The drama hails from the Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.

Part 3 has Sabrina recovering after defeating Lucifer, who is now a prisoner within the body of her boyfriend Nichola Scratch. Sabrina is determined to free Nicholas from his misery and bring him home, but must also fend off the a number of challengers to Lucifer’s now vacant throne.

Final Trailer Released For "Antlers"

The final trailer has been released for upcoming horror "Antlers". Produced by Guillermo Del Toro, the film is directed by Scott Cooper. It stars Keri Russell, Jeremy Thomas, Jesse PlemonsGraham Green, Amy Madigan, Scott Haze, and Rory Cochrane. Fox Searchlight is set to release "Antlers" April 17th.

A small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.

Bella Thorne Turns Villain In Home Invasion Thriller "Masquerade"

Genre actress Bella Thorne turns villainous in upcoming home invasion thriller "Masquerade". The film is written and directed by Shane Dax Taylor. Alyvia Alyn Lind, Austin Nichols (“The Walking Dead”) and Mircea Monroe (Fifty Shades of Black) will play the role of Casey’s parents. Skyler Samuels (The Gifted) co-stars as Rose’s partner. 

11-year-old Casey must survive the night after a group of intruders, led by Rose (Thorne), break into her family’s home to steal their priceless artwork. The thieves will stop at nothing to get what they want until the shocking twist ending.

First Trailer Released For Upcoming Thriller "Escape From Pretoria"

The first trailer has been released for upcoming thriller "Escape From Pretoria". The film is directed by Francis Annan, and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, and Mark Leonard Winter. It is due out March 6th. 

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Tim Jenkins – a real life ANC activist who was imprisoned in Africa’s maximum security prison Pretoria in the 1970’s during the Apartheid. Along with two imprisoned fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber and Mark Leonard Winter, Tim escaped on 11 th December 1970 using hand-made wooden keys which he crafted whilst incarcerated.

A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE iTunes And Digital HD Release Set For January

Arrow Films is thrilled to announce that it will be releasing the critically acclaimed jet-black British comedy feature film A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE in the US and Canada on iTunes and Digital HD on January 13th, 2020.

Described as “Sightseers meets Thelma and Louise” (Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion), A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is the debut feature film from Writer-Director Staten Cousins Roe, produced by Forward Motion Pictures – a multi award-winning production company run by husband-wife duo Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe, in addition to producers Charity Wakefield and Giles Alderson. A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE was inspired by the duo’s acclaimed short film This Way Out, which screened on HBO and Sundance Channel and received multiple awards.

Following its successful UK premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 in August, female-led A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is a must-see this January, starring Olivier Award-winning Katie Brayben (Doctor Who, King Charles III, This Way Out), Poppy Roe (This Way Out, Drawn, The Leisure Class), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent, Me Before You, Malevolent) and Emmy-nominated Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Vanity Fair, Dodgy Dave).

A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE follows Lou Farnt (Katie Brayben): a 30-something, self-help addict who wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. So when strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val (Poppy Roe) suddenly arrives on the scene and invites her on a road trip of alternative therapies, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave, and the perfect person to become. 

Unfortunately for Lou, Val’s a serial killer!
A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is guaranteed to satisfy the self-help generation, and the modern human’s blood lust.

Staten Cousins Roe said:
“I started my first feature film ‘A Serial Killer’s Guide’ to Life with a small dedicated team and a tiny budget - we shot at over 30 locations in only two weeks and edited it ourselves at home. At the festival premiere the audience response was immense, and since then it’s gathered brilliant reviews. And now I’m excited to have my funny & violent road trip comedy become available to disturb audiences across the world. I followed the do-it-yourself first film approach of my heroes Christopher Nolan, the Coen brothers and Stanley Kubrick, and have made a truly independent film as my debut feature.”

A SERIAL KILLER'S GUIDE TO LIFE will be released on iTunes and Digital HD from 13th January 2020.

Pilot Episode For New Paranormal TV Series 'The Paraseekers' Released

SGL Entertainment has released the pilot episode  for the new paranormal TV Series 'The Paraseekers'. Episode One is called “The Paraseekers: Corrado’s Farm” and is now available Exclusively on Amazon Prime TV. The Paraseekers TV Series “Season One” and a new full length movie will soon be available on digital platforms and cable television worldwide via SGL Entertainment, Premiere Digital and MVD Entertainment.

EPISODE ONE SYNOPSIS: The true story of a team of Paranormal researchers led by Serge Duque (Godlins) and Laura Cifaldi (NJ Medium) who investigate a 1700’s farm house and capture undeniable intelligent communication with the afterlife and demonic entities.

The team include Carl Cifaldi (NJ Police Dept. Captain) and Carl Cifaldi Jr. (Former NJ Sheriff’s Officer), who help in investigating the paranormal occurrences at Corrado’s Farm. The evidence that the team captures includes raw footage of the actual investigation and provides undeniable proof of the afterlife. (USA) (UK)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Release Details Announced For Chilling Horror "Clown Fear"

Chilling horror "Clown Fear" arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand February 18th from Lionsgate. The film is directed by Minh Collins. The Clown Fear DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

In this creepy, chilling horror tale, a runaway bride and her friends are stranded in a forgotten desert town full of sadistic, bloodthirsty clowns who don’t trust outsiders.

Gay Slasher "Into The Dark: Midnight Kiss" Set For December 27th

Hulu is set to release gay slasher "Into The Dark: Midnight Kiss" December 27th. The next installment, for New Year's, is directed by Carter Smith. It stars Augustus Prew (The Morning Show), Scott Evans (Grace and Frankie), Ayden Mayeri (Veep), Lukas Gage (Euphoria), Chester Lockhart (Glamorous), Adam Faison (Everything’s Gonna Be OK).

A group of longtime gay best friends and their resident fruit fly head to a beautiful desert home to celebrate New Year’s Eve. One of their annual traditions is to play MIDNIGHT KISS, a sexy but ultimately dangerous challenge to find that special someone to help you ring in the New Year. As friendships have grown strained with secrets, jealousy and resentment, the group faces another challenge when a sadistic killer wants in. Relationships are put to the test and truths are revealed as the night turns into a fight for survival.

First Trailer Released For Upcoming Thriller "VFW"

The first trailer has been released for upcoming horror thriller "VFW". The film is directed by Joe Begos and stars Stephen Lang, William Sadler, Fred Williamson, Martin Kove, Sierra McCormick, David Patrick Kelly. It is due out sometime early next year. 

A bar and VFW post is attacked by a deranged gang. Several ex-soldiers step up to deal with the attack and save an innocent teen. 

Indican Pictures Releases Supernatural Horror "Infernum" Today Dec 10th

Indican Pictures has released supernatural horror "Infernum" today, December 10th. Directed by Dutch Marich the indie film will be available both digitally and on DVD. It stars Suziey Block, Clinton Roper Elledge, Sarah Schoofs, Michael Barbuto, Abby Wathen, and Sarah Zinsser. 

Set, in part, on an old railway car, characters struggle with a supernatural element. After a tragedy in Nevada, one woman explores the mystery revolving around her parents. Now, a supernatural presence has returned, forcing Camille (Block) to interact with something other-worldly.

Red Band Trailer Released For Upcoming Horror "The Grudge"

Check out the red band trailer for upcoming horror remake "The Grudge". The film is rated R and will have a theatrical release on January 3rd. Written and directed by Nicolas Pesce from a story by Pesce and Jeff Buhler (and based on Takashi Shimizu's Ju-On: The Grudge), it stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, and Jacki Weaver.

Producer Sam Raimi brings us a twisted new take of the horror classic.

Directed by Nicolas Pesce, THE GRUDGE stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin with Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver. With a screenplay by Nicolas Pesce and a story by Nicolas Pesce and Jeff Buhler, THE GRUDGE is based on the film "Ju-On: The Grudge" written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. THE GRUDGE is produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise and is executive produced by Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Brady Fujikawa, Andrew Pfeffer, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Powers Middleton and Schuyler Weiss.

Blu-ray Release Details Announced For "The Girl On The Third Floor"

The Blu-ray/ DVD release details have been announced for "The Girl On The Third Floor". Written and directed by Travis Stevens, the film will be released January 7th. It stars Phil "C.M. Punk" Brooks, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah Brooks, Elissa Dowling, and Travis Delgado.

Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch (WWE legend Phil "CM Punk" Brooks) expected when he convinced his wife, Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn), that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won't be so easy to renovate after all....


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