Friday, January 31, 2020

New Clip Released For "The Initiation"

Check out the new clip released for upcoming horror "The Initiation". The film is directed by Brian McCulley and stars Primetime Emmy nominee Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story) and legendary action stars Richard Tyson (Kindergarten Cop, Black Hawk Down), Vernon Wells (Weird Science, The Road Warrior), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, An Eye for An Eye opposite Chuck Norris) and rising star Harley Wallen (Eternal Code, Abstruse).

The ThunderKnight Entertainment LTD and AEC Studios’ indie horror drama film shoots in Denver, Colorado. Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3), Monique Candelaria (Breaking Bad), London Grace and the Emmy nominated rapper T.O.N.E.-Z round out the cast.

Professor Daniel Kimmer (Jimmy Drain) of St. Elzears College, has come to terms that his marriage with wife Jaime (Meggie Maddock) is ending. This, combined with the growing epidemic of a scandalous on campus “faculty to student relations” threatens to expose a love affair with one of his own ex student’s, the alluring Starr Bramlett (Lauren C. Mayhew).

Daniel uncovers that Starr is a member of a secret society of witches dedicated to promote feminine freedom and remove restrictions that are put upon women via religion and society. Can Daniel save his marriage and career from this pending assault upon the college and his life? Or will a new angel of evil be born….Naomi Grossman plays the role of Lillian Know, who unbeknownst to the public, but privately is the High Priest of the Siren Society of Satan for it’s short name “The Sirens.” Vernon Wells plays Cypress, a powerful and menacing warlord whose only satisfaction in life is destruction and death. Mel Novak stars as Dean Martino, the dean of Saint Elzear’s College. The Dean is not quite yet able to retire, but he’s all but started counting down the days.

Creature Feature "Don't Speak" Digital Release Set For This March

Creature Feature "Don't Speak" is set for digital and DVD release this March. The film is directed by writer/director  Scott Jeffrey. Stephanie Lodge, Ryan Davies, and Jake Watkins star. It is due out March 10th.

Upon arriving at their grandparents farm, a family soon realize the entire town has been taken out by an unknown monster.. And soon, they become its prey..

"Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales" World Premiere Set For Horror Rant

Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales" World Premiere Set For Horror Rant Film Festival. Taking place in Greece, the festival brings genre films from around the world. Filmmakers participating in the anthology include: Alejandro Damiani (Don´t Breathe), Damien LeVeck (The Cleansing Hour), Kheireddine El-Helou (Drudge), Mat Johns, Albert Pinto, Caye Casas and Andrew Desmond.

Raymond Lee, Clara Kovacic, Bruno Giacobbe, Cristian Majolo, Ariadna Asturzzi, Claudio Medina, Germán Baudino, Itiziar Castro, and Sam Jaeger star. The wraparound segment involves a stand-up comedy show. Brandon tells some of his stories, which shock the audience. The tales have a common component - Brandon's past. The unifying thread is revealed in the finale.

New Super-Bowl Spot and Featurette Released For "A Quiet Place Part 2"

A new Super-Bowl spot and featurette has been released for horror sequel "A Quiet Place Part 2". Written and directed by John Krasinski, the film stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and Djimon Hounsou. Paramount will release the film in theaters on March 20th.

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

EuroObscura Released First Trailer For "EVERYBLOODY’S END"

EuroObscura released the first trailer for EVERYBLOODY’S END, a throwback feature to the golden age of Italian horror, starring icons from Lucio Fulci and Michele Soavi movies like Cinzia Monreale (THE BEYOND, BEYOND THE DARKNESS), Giovanni Lombardo Radice (CANNIBAL FEROX, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Marina Loi (ZOMBIE 3, DEMONS 2). The film is directed by Claudio Lattanzi (KILLING BIRDS), and features special effects and make-up by the Italian master Sergio Stivaletti (PHENOMENA, DEMONS).  

The story takes place in an undefined time. In a dungeon, five people struggle for their survival: three women, Bionda, Nera and Rossa; a theologian and a young doctor. Outside this hideout reigns the Apocalypse. The Evil has been generated by a patient zero and a group of former soldiers, “The Exterminators”, crucify any person they meet to find the source of this evil.

Apocalyptic Zombie Feature "BY DAY'S END" Arrives This March

LGBT mockumentary "By Day's End" hits DVD/VOD on March 17th. The film stars Andrea Nelson (BIFL) and Lyndsey Lantz. Check out the trailer below.

A lesbian couple down on their luck and on the verge of breaking up, find themselves fighting against the undead when a pandemic disease that causes insatiable hunger ravages the world around them. Battling depression and a ravenous horde of flesh-eating zombies, they try to survive the apocalypse armed with only a video camera and a quickly dwindling supply of weapons. Love is never an easy road, and when they are forced to band together like never before, will it be enough to save them?

Pagan Festival Shout Out: Imbolc /St. Brigid's Day

Imbolc or Imbolg, also called Brigid's Day, is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. It is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

It is Feile Brighde, the 'quickening of the year'. The original word Imbolg means 'in the belly'. All is pregnant and expectant - and only just visible if at all, like the gentle curve of a 'just-showing' pregnancy. It is the promise of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force stirring. 

Imbolc is traditionally the great festival and honouring of Brigid (Brighid, Bride, Brigit), so loved as a pagan Goddess that her worship was woven into the Christian church as St Bridget. She is a Goddess of healing, poetry and smithcraft. She is a Goddess of Fire, of the Sun and of the Hearth. She brings fertility to the land and its people and is closely connected to midwives and new-born babies. She is the Triple Goddess, but at Imbolc she is in her Maiden aspect.

Rituals and Ceremonies:

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Teaser Trailer For "The Horrific Evil Monsters" Released

The teaser trailer for "The Horrific Evil Monsters" has been released. With a all-star cast led by Bishop Stevens (“Empire,” “Chicago PD”), Gregory Blair (Garden Party MassacreDeadly Revisions), scream queens Kaylee Williams (Mrs. ClausTeacher Shortage), and Jennie Russo (She KillsFANG) as well as horror icon Jason John Beebe (Ombis: Alien InvasionCrossbreed) with a special appearance by Dawna Lee Heising. It is targeted for a limited October release, followed by a 2021 festival run.

A superhero take on the world of horror icons such as a zombie, an alien, a werewolf, a grim reaper, and an unstoppable masked killer commissioned by a secret government agency code name T.H.E.M. The Horrific Evil Monsters is led by a mysterious man named ‘Mick’ as he recruits some of the most hazardous horror and science fiction characters of all time to take on a biblical unrelenting force that brings the apocalypse with them.

"Livescream" Now Available On VOD Worldwide

Livescream is a feature length gaming horror film from Octopunk Media, written and directed by Michelle Iannantuono and starring Gunner Willis. The film is now available on VOD worldwide. Blu-ray release from FilmSpawn/HorrorPack is available now, directly from Octopunk Media at the link here.

The film film unfolds through a live-streaming interface where Scott, a popular video game streamer, begins to play a mysterious horror game sent to him by an anonymous fan. When his followers start dying one by one, he soon realizes there is something extremely sinister about the game and the consequences are real.

Livescream is now available on VOD for rental and purchase at the following links, for United States and Canada:
Google PlayGoogle Play

"The Furies" Coming To VOD, Digital HD, DVD, And Blu-ray This March From RLJE Films

RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to THE FURIES from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. THE FURIES will be released on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on March 3, 2020. Written and directed by Tony D'Aquino (Alpha Male), the horror stars Airlie Dodds (Killing Ground), Linda Ngo (“Top of the Lake”), Taylor Ferguson (“Glitch”), Ebony Vagulans (“My Life Is Murder”) with Danielle Horvat (“House Husbands”) and Tom O'Sullivan (A Man on the Edge). RLJE Films will release THE FURIES on DVD for $27.97 and on Blu-ray for $15.95.

In THE FURIES, when Kayla (Airlie Dodds) wakes up in a coffin-like box in the middle of the woods, the first thing she sees is a terrifying masked man with an axe running straight for her. As she runs to try to get away, she realizes she is part of an insane and deadly game. There are six other women running scared in the woods, each with a masked assassin assigned to protect them and kill everyone else. Kayla races to save herself and as many women as she can, but when they start to turn on each other, her killer instinct is unleashed as she does whatever it takes to survive.

Official Poster And Trailer Released For Cult Thriller "Swallow"

The official poster (above) and trailer has been released for upcoming cult thriller "Swallow". IFC Films is bringing Swallow to select theaters and digital and VOD on March 6th. 

IFC Films invites you to screen genre-bending feminist thriller SWALLOW, directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis. The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival 2019 where it earned glowing reviews, made an audience member faint, and won the “Best Actress” Award for its lead, Haley Bennett. The film also garnered awards at multiple festivals throughout the U.S., specifically sweeping the awards at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, including another "Best Actress" and "Audience Award".

Joe Wright, the director of DARKEST HOUR and ATONEMENT, was an active creative executive producer on the film. As well as, Mollye Asher, winner of the Producer Award at this year's 2020 Indie-Spirit Awards and Emmy-nominated, multiple Indie-Spirit Award winning producer, Mynette Louie were all on board.

On the surface, Hunter (Haley Bennett) appears to have it all. A newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to spend her time tending to an immaculate home and doting on her Ken-doll husband, Richie (Austin Stowell). However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and husband’s rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade. Hunter develops a dangerous habit, and a dark secret from her past seeps out in the form of a disorder called pica - a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible, and oftentimes life-threatening, objects. A provocative and squirm-inducing psychological thriller, SWALLOW follows one woman’s unraveling as she struggles to reclaim independence in the face of an oppressive system by whatever means possible.

Unearthed Films Will Release Slasher Feature "What the Waters Left Behind" This May

What the Waters Left Behind is a slasher film from Argentina. Unearthed Films will release this compelling feature, this May. The film is directed by Luciano Onetti and Nicolás Onetti. It stars Agustín Pardella, Damián Dreizik, Victoria Maurette and Victorio D'Alessandro. What the Water Left Behind hits DVD/Blu-ray May 12th.

In the story, a group of filmmakers document the remaining shambles of Epecuen. Here, the floodwaters have receded, showing the remains of old shops and apartments. However, one family remains on the premises, patrolling the area for food. Unfortunately for these documentarians, this family has targeted them for a human buffet!

Hitchcock-Kubrickian Hybrid Road Trip Horror "EXIT 0" Arrives This March

On DVD March 10, Exit 0 follows on a couple on a road trip, attempting to repair their failing relationship. Things take a turn for the worse when they stop at a hotel for the night, and discover a horrifying secret that threatens to destroy everything they hold dear.

Described as a “Hitchcock and Kubrickian hybrid” (The Hollywood Outsider) that is “oppressive, creepy and well done” (22 Indie Street) and “explores past psychological trauma and grief” with a “‘creepy hotel’ vibe” (Film Threat), Exit 0 stars Gabe Fazio (“A Star is Born”, “The Place Beyond the Pines”), Augie Duke (Messiah, “Bad Kids Go to Hell”), Peter Greene (“The Mask”), and Federico Castelluccio (The Sopranos). 

Winner of Best Director of a Narrative Feature and Best Actor at the Chain NYC Film Festival, additional screenings include Independent Horror Movie Awards where it won Best Actor; at the Los Angeles Film Awards where it won Best Thriller Feature; and the Crown Wood International Film Festival where it won Best Horror Film. 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Fantasy Adventure "Mortal" Acquired For US Distribution By Saban Films

Saban Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. rights to André Øvredal’s Mortal starring Nat Wolff (Death Note), Iben Akerlie (Victoria), Priyanka Bose (Lion) and Per Frisch (Farewell Illusions). Written by Øvredal (Trollhunter) and Norman Lesperance (Door to the Other Side), the fantasy adventure is produced by John Einar Hagen, Ben Pugh and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones for Nordisk Film Production, 42 and Automatik. The film is backed by Nordisk Film, Zefyr and Umedia.
Mortal follows Eric (Wolff), an American backpacker in the wilderness of western Norway, who gets arrested after accidentally killing a teenager, and manages to flee with the young psychologist he met during his detention. While on the run, with both Norwegian and American authorities tracking him down, Eric finally discovers he has godlike powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology.

“We love André’s work, from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, to Troll Hunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “This is a coming-of-age origins story but also a genre mashup with Wolff rising as a legend with God-like powers. Our audiences will love this.”

Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with Endeavor Content on behalf of filmmakers. TrustNordisk is handling international rights.

Saban Films continues to grow its presence in the industry, remaining active in the acquisition, production and distribution space. The company’s successes have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman starring Hilary Swank, to two of the biggest Fathom events with horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell last year and Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back which the company partnered on after coming onboard at script stage. Its upcoming slate includes: Jason Lei Howden’s Guns Akimbo starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ant Timpson’s Come to Daddy starring Elijah Wood, and Vivarium starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg.

UK Release Details Announced For Horror Comedy "Come To Daddy"

Horror comedy "Come To Daddy" hits Blu-Ray in the UK from Signature Entertainment on March 2nd. The film is directed by Ant Timpson and stars Elijah Wood, Michael Smiley (Kill List) and Garfield Wilson (The Man in the High Castle).

After thirty years no contact, Norval (Wood) visits his estranged father (Stephen McHattie, Watchmen) at his remote cabin by the sea. He quickly discovers that not only is his dad a disapproving alcoholic, he also has a shady past that is rushing to catch up with him.

Indican Pictures Brings Vampire Thriller "Blood Widow" To Horror Fans This February

The vampire thriller Blood Widow will see a DVD release this February 4th. Already released on Digital platforms this past January 15th, Blood Widow brings a serial killer to a small Arizona town. But, this killer is fanged and immortal! Blood Widow is a film from director Brendan Guy Murphy (Limbo). And, this indie title stars: James Craven (Tuscaloosa), Dallas Thomas (Wastelander) and stage actor Hector Ayala. A preview of the film’s upcoming DVD launch is hosted here.

In the story, a clan of vampires has been reduced to just one. Desperate, this sole remaining predator is preying on women, in Tucson, Arizona. Detective Valentine (Craven) and Stokes  (Thomas) are hot on the killer’s trail. But, this nightstalker is determined to spill more blood on the streets and spread a dark cloud across this terror filled city.

Also known as Viuda de Sangre, Blood Widow will be available next month, on DVD. A film for fans of vampires or horror, Blood Widow promises a great time spent with the denizens of the dark. Indican will also show Blood Widow in theatres across the U.S. this month, in: Texas, New Mexico, and California. Check your local listings for a vampire thriller that few will forget!

Blood Widow ( OFFICIAL 2019 TRAILER ) from Indican Pictures on Vimeo.


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