Chainsaw Sally (2004)

A new developer hopes to turn a sleepy lakeside town into an upscale community, but a local legend is about to hack their plans in to pieces! Librarian by day, murderous madwoman by night, Chainsaw Sally sets out to stop the greedy corporation from corrupting their quaint little town and taking over her family's estate. April Monique Burril stars as the sexy new Slasher icon from 2004's underground indie hit, CHAINSAW SALLY! Like HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS before it, CHAINSAW SALLY is a self-proclaimed schlockfest from start to finish, and revels in its own B-movie madness. Burril feels much more at home as the darkly-clad heroine, where she really lets loose and has a ton of fun with the character along with her crazed brother Ruby (Alec Joseph). It's only when she is forced to put on an act as the town's quiet librarian that her performance really falls apart and becomes forced. Writer/Director Jimmyo Burril (husband to April Monique) draws on many of the classics for inspiration, paying particular homage to the Tobe Hooper film while including cameos by genre greats Gunnar Hansen and Herschell Gordon Lewis. While the no-budget production often reflects a fanboy approach to filmmaking, CHAINSAW SALLY is a bloody good time for B-movie Horror fans.

Rating: 4/10.

Movies like CHAINSAW SALLY:
GUTTERBALLS, KATIEBIRD: CERTIFIABLE CRAZY PERSON, MURDER PARTY, HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES, HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS, LATE FEE.

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Podcast Playlist: HMPod.com #110

Mark and Jerry return to the HMPod.com Horror Movie Podcast with Episode #110, featuring Man of Steel, Byzantium and 2 Gorean flicks!


Look! Up in the sky! It’s Henry Cavill on wires!

Hello to all the ships at sea & all the ships in drydock from your friendly friends at The Horror Movie Show. Though one of our hospitable hosts has a headcold, good ol’ Mark & Jerry are more than happy to cough up their thoughts on the latest Superman incarnation in Man of Steel. True, some have suggested this movie should have been titled Man of Aluminum (“It’s… weak & dull”), but let’s leave it to our hosts to spit out their opinions.

Also on deck: Byzantium, a fresh take on bloodsucking babes. Directed by Neil Jordan, starring Saoirse Ronan & Gemma Atherton, this is a wild ride well worth taking.

Next, Jerry & Mark discuss yet another in a long line of mediocrities from the desperate goobers at Syfy. The man with the giant pearly-whites, Erik Estrada, stars in Chupacabra Vs. the Alamo. What could be more terrifying than a huge pack of Mexican monsters? Well… Erik Estrada, for one. Best thing about this flick was getting to see the legendary basement of the Alamo.

Finally, this episode of your favourite horror podcast includes a review of not one, but two Korean hits: Oldboy & I Saw the Devil. Thanks to our loyal listeners for suggesting these tasty, raw Asian delicacies.

So pull up a piece of floor, cross your legs & dig into the kimchi. This is one spicy episode!
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'An American Ghost Story' Comes Home August 20th

Derek Cole's Acclaimed Horror Film
AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY

Arrives on DVD August 20th

PHILADELPHIA, PA - June 30, 2013 - Breaking Glass Pictures and Vicious Circle Films are excited to announce the August 20th DVD release of An American Ghost Story, the critically acclaimed horror film from director Derek Cole. Written by star Stephen Twardokus, An American Ghost Story was hailed as "very well-crafted" by Fangoria Magazine and a "favorite of the year" by Horror News:



Paul Anderson (Twardokus) and his girlfriend Stella (Liesel Kopp) move into a house that is well known for being haunted. Paul, a struggling writer plans to write his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal. What starts out as a fun and exciting adventure, soon takes a very dangerous turn. They quickly realize some things are better left alone.

An American Ghost Story was a favorite on the festival circuit, playing the Living Dead Festival and Shriekfest Film Festival. At the Buffalo Screams Festival, the film took home the award for Best Editing, while Stephen Twardokus won Best Screenplay. Cole was nominated for Best Director and Best Cinematography.

The DVD release (SRP $24.99) will include deleted scenes and a commentary with director Derek Cole and actors/producers Stephen Twardokus and Jon Gale.
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Dark Regions Press Moving Sale on Now!

Help Support the
DARK REGIONS PRESS 
MOVING SALE

50% Off All Remaining Inventory Now at DarkRegions.com!

PORTLAND, OR - June 30, 2013 - We are moving the business north to be situated closer to our new printer and our binder (as well as a stronger local market, Powell's Books and lots of local artistic talent!). In an effort to help fund the move, we are discounting 50% off all remaining inventory in an effort to sell 95% of existing inventory. Any remaining inventory after the sale will be donated to the Jackson County Library system and the local Goodwill distributor.

Just use coupon code MOVINGSALE in the final stage of checkout on this website to receive 50% off your entire order!

Thank you for your support of DRP's move to Portland, Oregon! - See more at: http://www.darkregions.com/moving-sale-starts-now-help-drp-move-to-the-city-of-roses/#sthash.Y8I6mYPK.dpuf Read The Full Post HERE!

Sink Your Teeth in to 'Claws and Robbers'

Susan Rae Glass Announces the Release of

CLAWS AND ROBBERS

New crime novel rewrites werewolf myth, makes them more like wild wolf packs

SWINDON, GB - June 30, 2013 - Author Susan Rae Glass explores the world of werewolves in her new supernatural crime thriller, “Claws and Robbers” (published by AuthorHouse. Set in Hounslow, a borough of West London next to Heathrow Airport, “Claws and Robbers” tells the story of a typical police response team starting out on what they think will be a normal night shift. When a man’s body is discovered in an alley ripped to pieces, officer Lauren Wylie and her teammates realize that their night is far from ordinary, and it’s about to go from bad to worse.

Lauren and her colleagues begin to dig deeper into the investigation, and more bodies are discovered. The murders are committed by a pack of werewolves. There are two packs; the rogues responsible for the killings and the real wolves, a society hiding in plain sight with jobs and lives that appear normal. However, these creatures have an exclusive membership and set of values apart from the real world.

“In other supernatural books, the werewolf is usually a slave to vampires or reclusive or not united,” Glass writes. “My werewolves have been based on how a wolf pack in the wild works, and I have not paid attention to how they have been written in other similar genre books.”

“Claws and Robbers”

By Susan Rae Glass
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 150 pages | ISBN 9781481792257
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 150 pages | ISBN 9781481792264
E-Book | ISBN 9781481792271

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Susan Rae Glass studied performing arts at East Berkshire College at Langley, where she achieved a distinction in writing, devising and acting. She has written on and off since her teens in between several jobs, the most recent being 13 years in the civil service. She lives in Swindon, England, with her white German shepherd, who looks like a wolf. “Claws and Robbers” is her first published book.
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Thrilling New Trailer Debuts for 'Rigor Mortis'

FORTISSIMO FILMS GOES GENRE WITH
RIGOR MORTIS

A New Horror Film in the Classic Hong Kong Tradition

HONG KONG - June 30, 2013 - Fortissimo Films announced that it has acquired all international rights outside Hong Kong & China to RIGOR MORTIS, the highly anticipated, feature directorial debut of Hong Kong actor/singer/writer Juno Mak (REVENGE A LOVE STORY). Now in post-production, the film draws its roots from the very popular Chinese vampire (Geung Si) movies of the 1970’s and 80’s and charts new ground as it delivers up a contemporary story combing cutting edge special effects with a world of thrills, suspense, ghosts, traditional mythology, action and horror. Staring one of the original vampire hunters, action star Chin Siu-ho (FIST OF LEGEND, TAI-CHI MASTER), the film was produced by acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Shimizu (JU-ON, THE GRUDGE) along with Juno Mak and his Kudos Films:



RIGOR MORTIS reunites many of the surviving, original cast members of the Geung Si genre, evoking nostalgia in an imaginative modern vision. It is something Mak describes as “A Nightmare Poetry” taking inspiration from the now cult films including the MR VAMPIRE series of the mid to late 1980’s. The story is set in a modern day housing estate and revolves around Chin Siu-Ho, playing himself as a down and out actor/vampire hunter who moves into a rundown public housing flat only to discover that his apartment is haunted and he is not alone. In order to survive he must do battle with the forces of evil.

The deal was done by Fortissimo Chairman Michael J. Werner and writer-director-producer Juno Mak together with the Distribution and Marketing Manager of Kudos Films, Sindy Lam. The film will receive an international festival launch later this year followed by its Hong Kong theatrical launch.

On making the announcement Werner commented, “RIGOR MORTIS has landed itself squarely in one of those cool genres with so much worldwide commercial potential. Juno brings a fresh, young and visionary perspective which will appeal to both young audiences discovering the genre for the first time and older audiences who remember the truly original films of the 70’s and 80’s.”

Juno Mak added, “The Geung Si movies have fascinated me ever since I was a kid. They prey on our fears and our dark side, yet they also have a humanity to them. The film is a return to the genre, with a fresh approach for a brand new audience and I have no doubt fans of the old movies will love it too. I am thrilled to be working with the Fortissimo team to bring my debut feature RIGOR MORTIS to the world.”

Synopsis: In this eerie and chilling, contemporary, action/special effects laden homage to the classic Chinese vampire movies of the 1980’s, writer-director-producer, Juno Mak makes his feature directorial debut. Co-produced by J-Horror icon Takashi Shimizu, and reuniting some of the original cast members of the classic MR VAMPIRE series, RIGOR MORTIS is set in a creepy and moody Hong Kong public housing tower whose occupants we soon discover, run the gamut from the living to the dead, to the undead, along with ghosts, vampires and zombies.  

RIGOR MORTIS stars action movie veteran Chin Siu-ho (Siu-ho) as a former vampire hunting actor who now finds himself reaching the end of the line as a washed-up star, separated from his wife and alienated from his son. Down on his luck and with barely a dollar to his name, he checks into room 2442 in the housing estate, an allegedly haunted flat. His aim is to end his misery by doing himself in, but instead Siu-ho is interrupted by some of the other “occupants” of the building including a Taoist master-exorcist (Anthony Chan), a traumatized housewife with a tragic past (Kara Hui), as well as a seemingly benign elderly woman (Paw Hee-ching) who has an empty coffin conspicuously hanging in the middle of her apartment.

Soon it becomes apparent to Siu-ho that the people around him and the situation are far from normal. Despite his lack of belief in superstition, Siu-ho is soon thrust into the battle of his life as vicious vampires with unsettled business begin to rise from the dead…
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Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)

After her client is sentenced to death for the murder of his son and several other children, defense attorney Jennifer Garrick returns home to find that a key piece of evidence, has found its way in to her possession. Her daughter immediately becomes attached to the hand-carved wooden puppet of Pinocchio, but it isn't long before mysterious accidents begin to plague Jennifer and her daughter, Zoe, as well! PINOCCHIO'S REVENGE would be another disposable piece of Slasher garbage if it weren't for the ongoing sense of mystery behind the murders. Writer and director Kevin Tenney deliberately keeps the killer concealed until the final moments of the film, and even then, we are still left to wonder whether Pinocchio has truly come to life, or whether some evil spirit has possessed poor Zoe. That being said, the acting is simply atrocious, and the production lacks any sense of style, whatsoever. At least the Pinocchio puppet is mildly creepy in and of itself, but the murders are dull and uninspired. PINOCCHIO'S REVENGE is better left to Horror fans with an acute sense of Pediophobia, because CHILD'S PLAY this certainly is not.

Rating: 5/10.

Movies like PINOCCHIO'S REVENGE:
DOLLY DEAREST, DOLLS, CHILD'S PLAY, RUMPELSTILTSKIN, PIN, DEVIL DOLL, MAGIC.

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Podcast Playlist: FearShop.com Horror Podcast #94

Frank and Mike return to the FearShop.com Horror Podcast to bring you Episode #94: You Can't Play God Son!



Episode #94:

Hatchet III (2013), Black Rock (2012), The Girl Next Door (2007) and The Butterfly Effect (2004) are reviewed. Leave a voice mail at 206.309.4787 or email us at podcast@fearshop.com.

Hatchet III (2013)

A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

Director: BJ McDonnell
Writers: Adam Green (characters), Adam Green
Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan

Black Rock (2012)

Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.

Director: Katie Aselton
Writers: Mark Duplass (screenplay), Katie Aselton (story)
Stars: Katie Aselton, Lake Bell, Kate Bosworth

The Girl Next Door (2007)

Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

Director: Gregory Wilson
Writers: Daniel Farrands (screenplay), Philip Nutman (screenplay)
Stars: William Atherton, Blythe Auffarth, Blanche Baker

The Butterfly Effect (2004)


A young man blocks out harmful memories of significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life.

Directors: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber
Writers: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Melora Walters, Amy Smart
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Sinister (2012)

Ethan Hawke stars as a struggling author who moves his wife and children in to the home of a recently murdered family in the hopes of uncovering some sort of missing evidence for his new crime novel. What he finds hidden in the attic during his research will not only chill him to the bone, but will place his entire family in the hands of a sadistic serial killer! Director Scott Derrickson takes a stab at the supernatural thriller in 2012's SINISTER, although he only achieves moderate success due to several unfortunate decisions in the film's final act. SINISTER opens with a chilling mystery as Ellison Oswalt (Hawke) uncovers a box filled with home movies that portray the grisly deaths of several families at the hands of an unseen killer. These nerve-wracking scenes would be entirely unbearable if it weren't for a few timely edits that save us from utter despair just as the most disturbing images are about to be displayed. The sound design is incredibly grotesque and unsettling, as well, and is responsible for a number of well-earned scares. Derrickson, who offered us the respectably-reserved THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE back in 2005, then goes on to destroy all of the film's credibility by revealing the supernatural elements to the audience. This leaves us with a devastating sense of disappointment after such a powerful build, and cheapens the scares in SINISTER severely. What is left over can most easily be compared to the other ghostly let-downs found in INSIDIOUS and DEAD SILENCE. SINISTER is worth a few good scares, but ultimately fails in the end.

Rating: 7/10.

Movies like SINISTER:
INSIDIOUS, DEAD SILENCE, 8MM, A HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, THE COLLECTOR, LOVELY MOLLY.

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The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith awakens from a coma to find that he now possesses the gift of second sight, which allows him to look into someone's past or future after making contact with that person. His newfound ability comes at a terrible cost, however, as he is forced to intervene in a number of world-changing events if he hopes to save an ill-fated future. THE DEAD ZONE is a slight departure from Cronenberg's typical canon of work, which usually involves some form of physical deformity that has resulted from man's tampering with nature. Here, we have a much more cerebral suspense thriller that feels like a Philip K. Dick novel set in modern times, although the story, itself, has been adapted from the works of Stephen King. Cronenberg brings an unmistakable sense of style to the piece, particularly throughout Johnny's psychic flashbacks. THE DEAD ZONE is best remembered for the outstanding performances from both Christopher Walken as Johnny Smith and the wildly-eccentric Martin Sheen in the role of aspiring senator Greg Stillson. Sheen steals every scene, and becomes a much-hated villain by the film's climactic finale. The ongoing themes of isolation and loneliness that occur in spite of Johnny's great power also contribute to the darkening mood. THE DEAD ZONE is a minor classic from the early 1980s that is well worth revisiting.

Rating: 8/10.

Movies like THE DEAD ZONE:
THE FURY, SCANNERS, CARRIE, FIRESTARTER, THE SENDER, THE SIXTH SENSE, PATRICK.

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The Quick List 6/26/2013

Django Unchained (2012) 8/10
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) 6/10
Sinister (2012) 7/10
The Dead Zone (1983) 8/10
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'Jug Face' Makes Its Chilling Trailer Debut

New Trailer Debuts for Chad Crawford's

JUG FACE

Coming Soon to Theaters August 9th, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 26, 2013 - The official theatrical trailer is now available for Chad Crawford Kinkle’s eerie upcoming chiller, JUG FACE, which will be hitting theaters on August 9th. The one and only Sean Young stars, alongside an amazing break-out performance from Lauren Ashley Carter. The film also stars Sean Bridgers, Larry Fessenden and Daniel Manche. Jug Face tells the story of a pregnant teen trying to escape a backwoods community when she discovers that she may be sacrificed to a mysterious pit. The entity in the pit requires a life for keeping the community safe. The face of the person to be sacrificed is crafted onto a ceramic jug. When ignored, the entity unleashes an evil onto the community. Now no one is safe as tragedy befalls each member one by one and they soon realize that the pit wants what it wants:


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Catch 'I, Frankenstein' Panel at Comic-Con 2013

FANDANGO'S DAVE KARGER TO MODERATE LIONSGATE'S COMIC-CON PANEL FEATURING
"THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE" 
AND "I, FRANKENSTEIN"
ON SATURDAY, JULY 20

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Voted by
Fandango Fans as Most Anticipated 2013 Movie

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 26, 2013 – Lionsgate announced today that Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger will moderate a panel on Saturday, July 20th at the San Diego Comic-Con, featuring talent and exclusive footage from two of the studio’s upcoming films THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (opening November 22, 2013, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth) and I, FRANKENSTEIN (opening January 24, 2014, the film stars Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski and Bill Nighy). Talent from both films will be in attendance for the panel during which the studio will debut an exclusive new trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and never-before-seen footage from I, FRANKENSTEIN.

Starting today, moviegoers will have the chance to submit questions for panel participants through the films' Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie and www.facebook.com/ifrankensteinmovie) and Fandango’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fandango) using the hashtags #CatchingFireComicCon and #IFrankensteinComicCon. Answers to select questions will be posted on those Facebook pages.

Fandango fans have been closely following the entire HUNGER GAMES saga from its first day of production. A January 2013 moviegoer survey of thousands of moviegoers on Fandango found that the film’s follow-up, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, was voted the most anticipated movie of the year.

Stay connected for SDCC updates related to these two Lionsgate films using and searching for the hashtags #CatchingFireComicCon and #IFrankensteinComicCon.
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Podcast Playlist: FearShow.com Horror Podcast #93

If you aren't familiar with Frank and Mike from the FearShop.com Horror Podcast, the internet has failed you. Frank and Mike practically invented the podcast back when most of us were busy wetting the bed or trolling IMDb. Their no holds barred approach to movie reviewing is sure to piss off plenty of fans, but they know their Horror. Even when you want to reach out and punch your computer in the face, you can't help but be entertained by their hilarious and off-the-wall commentary. We'd like to welcome Frank and Mike to the Podcast Playlist starting with Episode #93: Sometimes People Can't be Fixed!



Episode #93:
House at the End of the Street (2012), Come Out and Play (2012), Stitches (2012) and Dark Skies (2013) are reviewed. Leave a voice mail at 206.309.4787 or email us at podcast@fearshop.com.


House at the End of the Street (2012)

A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.

Director: Mark Tonderai
Writers: David Loucka (screenplay), Jonathan Mostow (story)
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Elisabeth Shue

Come Out and Play (2012)

A couple take a vacation to a remote island - their last holiday together before they become parents. Soon after their arrival, they notice that no adults seem to be present - an observation that quickly presents a nightmarish reality.

Director: Makinov
Writers: Makinov (screenplay), Juan José Plans (novel)
Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Vinessa Shaw

Stitches (2012)

A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.

Director: Conor McMahon
Writers: Conor McMahon, David O'Brien
Stars: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Gemma-Leah Devereux

Dark Skies (2013)

As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

Director: Scott Stewart
Writer: Scott Stewart
Stars: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo
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Millennium Entertainment Gives Birth to New 'Hell Baby' Trailer!

Check out the official green band trailer
for the hilarious horror comedy

HELL BABY

Millennium Entertainment will release HELL BABY on Ultra VOD July 25th
and In Theaters and on Premium VOD September 6th.

Written and Directed by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant

Starring Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Keegan-Michael Key, Michael Ian Black,
Riki Lindhome, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 26, 2013 - HELL BABY, a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at The Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) marks their co-directing debut. Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans -- a house with a deadly demonic curse. Things soon spiral out of control for Jack and Vanessa, as well as their-not-so-helpful neighbor F'Resnel (Keegan-Michael Key), Vanessa's friendly psychiatrist (Michael Ian Black), Vanessa's Wiccan sister Marjorie (Riki Lindhome) and the detectives assigned to look into the rising body count (Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer). Only the Vatican's elite exorcism team (Garant and Lennon) san save them -- or can they?



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DeepStar Six (1989)

Director Sean S. Cunningham cashes in on the popular ALIEN trend in 1989's DEEPSTAR SIX, an underwater adventure film that also bears a suspicious similarity to the George P. Cosmatos film, LEVIATHAN, from the same year. The crewmen of the DeepStar diving vessel incur the wrath of a vicious deep sea predator after awakening it during an underwater excavation. Those left standing must find a way to destroy the beast while awaiting clearance to return to the surface. Unfortunately, the real action doesn't get underway until well past the halfway mark, but once the creature is finally revealed, it is easy to understand why. Lewis Abernathy's script is filled with dull cliches and transparent characters that hardly work to captivate the audience's attention. They are met with a number of equally-lame special effects and third-rate performances to make for an all-around bore of a film that pales in comparison to both LEVIATHAN and THE ABYSS. Cunningham can't help but to sneak in another cheap scare tactic in the final scene to remind us that he first made FRIDAY THE 13TH. DEEPSTAR SIX is beyond salvage, and better left rotting beneath the sea.

Rating: 5/10.

Movies like DEEPSTAR SIX:
LEVIATHAN, ALIEN, FORBIDDEN WORLD, THE ABYSS, CREATURE.

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Podcast Playlist: Monster Island Resort #103

Miguel Rodriguez invites you to return to the Monster Island Resort for Episode #103, where your haunted host joins the Kaiju Control Group Panel at Crypticon Seattle!



The Kaijucast’s Kyle Yount invited me to participate in a panel all about Japanese Giant Monsters at Crypticon Seattle last month! Kyle and Jeff Dean of Kaijucast, Aron Tarbuck from The Dreaming Comics and Games in Seattle, and I had a great time talking about our favorite kaiju, and what we think makes them significant. Please check out the panel and enjoy!
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Experience the 'Aftershock' This August!

“A shameless and titillating exercise in horror.”
-John Anderson, Newsday

Eli Roth Stars in
AFTERSHOCK

The Only Thing More Terrifying than Mother Nature is Human Nature

Available on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 6th

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - June 24, 2013 - Eli Roth (Hostel, The Last Exorcism) travels to Chile with friends Ariel Levy (Promedio Rojo) and Nicolás Martínez for what they believe will be the trip of a lifetime. Instead, they are suddenly plunged into a living hell when a powerful earthquake rips through the coastal town of Valparaíso, Chile in the fast-paced, thriller AFTERSHOCK, debuting on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 6th from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC.

AFTERSHOCK story was co-written by Nicolás López and Eli Roth and directed by Nicolás López.

Blu-ray™ and DVD bonus materials include: Shaking Up the Casting Process, The Making of Aftershock and International Feature Commentary with Eli Roth and Director Nicolás López.

Synopsis:
Chile has it all: gorgeous landscapes, smokin' hot babes, cool dudes and the wildest parties. For an American tourist, nicknamed Gringo (Eli Roth) by his two Chilean pals Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolás Martínez), the trip has been heaven on earth-except that he just can't hook up with the ladies. Gringo's luck seems to change when the group meets a trio of babes: Russian model Irina (Natasha Yarovenko), non-stop party girl Kylie (Lorenza Izzo) and her serious sister Monica (Andrea Osvárt). A night at the hottest local dance club turns into a night of terror and panic when a violent earthquake brings down paradise. Our unlucky heroes must run for their lives from looters, escaped convicts, and the inevitable aftershocks.

The film’s screenplay was co-written by Nicolás López and Eli Roth and Guillermo Amoedo and directed by Nicolás López. The film was produced by Eli Roth, Miguel Asensio Llamas and Brian Oliver and executive produced by Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Mac Cappuccino, Helen Cappuccino, Nicolás López and James Holt.

AFTERSHOCK has a running time of approximately 89 minutes and is rated R for strong bloody violence including rape, language, drug content and some nudity.
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'Maniac' Stalks Theaters and VOD

"A masterpiece and a deserving horror classic"
- Dread Central

MANIAC

Now available in Select Theaters and on VOD

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 24, 2013 - Elijah Wood gives a heart-stopping performance as Frank, a repressed mannequin shop owner. After setting his sights on a beautiful young photographer, he loses all control over his compulsion to kill in what was called "the single best horror film of the year" by Bloody Disgusting. Watch Frank spiral out of control in the intimate, daring and psychologically complex film that was also an official selection at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival:



A 21st century Jack the Ripper set in present-day L.A., MANIAC is a re-boot of the cult film considered by many to be the most suspenseful slasher movie ever made – an intimate, visually daring, psychologically complex and profoundly horrific trip into the downward spiraling nightmare of a killer and his victims.

MANIAC is now available to watch in select theaters, on cable VOD, SundanceNow, iTunes and other digital outlets.

Director:
Franck Khalfoun

Starring:
Elijah Wood
Nora Arnezeder
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Welsh Mum Becomes Movie Scream Queen

From Dirty Diapers to Slasher Sensation!

Welsh Mum
MELANIE DENHOLME
Becomes Movie Scream Queen

WALES, GB - June 24, 2013 - A Welsh actress and mum has been busy making horror movies in her spare time, and now she's the focus of a lot of media attention.

Melanie Denholme, 33, loves to act and landed a role in a British Hammer style movie. One thing led to another and this year she has three films coming out through US film companies and is busy answering questions in interviews with horror magazines and radio shows across the world.

Her latest horror film is called Sucubi and is a very racey and bizarre film that saw Melanie having to kill man after man. She admits that doesn't come naturally to her, but the producers have been so impressed that she's been asked back for more and more lead roles.

“I’ve had to do all kinds of things. Strip naked, sit in baths full of blood and guts, lie dead in the freezing sea with nothing on, kill lots of people, suck blood and yet, I’ve had the time of my life and hope it can continue.” Said Melanie.

Next step for Melanie? She wants to land a lead role or two in something that doesn't always involve biting heads off. But before that, she’s in pre-production on a British alien sci-fi movie set for international release in 2014.

Melanie's portfolio can be found at: http://www.melaniedenholme.net.
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'Solomon Kane' Hits Blu-ray and DVD July 16!

“A solid fantasy flick.”
-Chris Bumbray, JoBlo.com

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT and RADiUS-TWC PRESENT
SOLOMON KANE

STARRING “The Following’s” JAMES PUREFOY, the late PETE POSTLETHWAITE,
RACHEL HURD-WOOD, and MAX VON SYDOW

DIRECTED BY MICHAEL J. BASSETT (“Da Vinci’s Demons” and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D)

The sword and sorcery action tale comes to Blu-ray and DVD on July 16, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 24, 2013 - Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men unleash their bloodlust as they fight for England in war after war on all continents. As the story opens, Kane and his band of pillagers are carving a bloody path through hordes of defenders in an exotic city in northern Africa. But, when Kane decides to attack a mysterious nearby castle to plunder its rumored riches, his mission takes a fateful turn. One by one, Kane's men are picked off by demonic creatures until he alone is left to face the Devil's own Reaper -- dispatched from the depths of Hell to lay claim to his hopelessly corrupt soul. Though Kane at last manages to escape, he knows that he now must redeem himself by renouncing violence and devoting himself wholly to a life of peace and purity.

SOLOMON KANE Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include a ‘Making Of’ featurette, interviews and commentary with Director Michael J. Bassett, the producers and cast, a deleted scene, gallery images and Special FX featurette!

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Get 'Twixt' This July!

Once the Nightmares Begin,
The Terror Never Ends.

Francis Ford Coppola's
TWIXT

Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD July 23

A Film Festival Favorite Starring Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 24, 2013 - Written and directed by legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather franchise, Apocalypse Now) as an homage to his lifelong love of the horror genre, the terrifying Gothic horror experience TWIXT arrives on Blu-ray and DVD July 23 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. A film festival favorite, the visually compelling film starring Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern has been screened to rave reviews at prestigious festivals including Toronto Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, San Diego Comic-Con, and the European Union Film Festival, among others.

TWIXT follows Hall Baltimore (Kilmer), a writer on a book tour who uncovers a disturbing murder that could be source material for his next novel. But as Hall investigates the killing, he finds himself confronted by chilling nightmares, including the ghost of a young girl (Fanning). As he uncovers more horrifying revelations, Hall discovers that the story has more to do with his own life than he could ever have imagined.

The TWIXT Blu-ray and DVD includes an exclusive forty minute documentary on the making of the film by Gia Coppola. Prebook is June 26.

*Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced; Patton (1970) Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium; The Godfather (1972) Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material;The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Twixt Blu-ray and DVD Special Features
● Twixt – A Documentary by Gia Coppola
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'Rosalind Leigh' Comes Home to DVD this July!

IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH

The Debut Feature from Award-Winning Director Rodrigo Gudiño

Available on DVD on your July 30, 2013.

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 24, 2013 - Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of the unconventional and haunting thriller, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, available on DVD and digital download July 30, 2013 at an SRP of $27.97. Starring Academy Award-Winning Actress Vanessa Redgrave (Letters to Julia, The Whistleblower) and Aaron Poole (The Conspiracy, The Samaritan), the film is written and directed by Rodrigo Gudiño, Rue Morgue Magazine’s founder.

After the mysterious death of the reclusive Rosalind Leigh (Redgrave), her estranged son, Leon (Poole), arrives at her house to take stock of his inheritance. But there’s more to this house than dark corners and dusty antiques. Rosalind has left something behind…and it has been waiting for Leon. Now a force from beyond the grave will pursue him through a night of lurking terror and a desperate struggle to survive.

Called “dark and poetic,” by MSN, the film has terrified audiences at more than 30 film festivals worldwide including Sitges International Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival and Whistler Film Fest, and was awarded numerous prizes, including Best Feature at the South African Horror Fest and Audience Jury Prize at Terra Di Siena Film Festival, among others. The film also features an original score by world beat superstar Mercan Dede (Passion of the Christ, Kingdom of Heaven).

The DVD will also feature audio commentary with Director Rodrigo Gudiño, a Making of Featurette, Mercan Dede featurette, poster and photo gallery and The Facts In the Case of Mister Hollow Short Film.
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New Teaser Art Released for 'Stalled'


From Uncork'd Entertainment and VIVA Films

Coming This Fall!
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'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane' Receives US Release Dates

RADiUS-TWC PRESENTS
ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE

TO BE RELEASED ON DEMAND SEPTEMBER 6 AND IN THEATERS OCTOBER 11

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 24, 2013 - Starring Amber Heard and Anson Mount, ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE is about a group of high-schoolers who invite Mandy Lane, “a good girl” who becomes the object of everyone’s affection after returning from summer break, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to mysteriously drop one at a time.

ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE will be released on demand September 6th and in theaters October 11th – seven years after its Toronto Film Festival Midnight premiere. Read The Full Post HERE!

The Quick List 6/23/2013

A Fistful of Dollars (1964) 8/10
For a Few Dollars More (1965) 9/10
Deepstar Six (1989) 5/10
Juan of the Dead (2011) 8/10
Chainsaw Sally (2004) 4/10
Chernobyl Diaries (2012) 7/10 Read The Full Post HERE!

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

A defunct police station falls under siege by a powerful gang in John Carpenter's cult-classic, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13! Austin Stoker stars as the unfortunate Lieutenant Ethan Bishop, whose first day on the job after a new promotion lands him right in the middle of a fire battle. Stoker's calm, cool demeanor in the midst of the surrounding chaos positions him as an instant action icon in his single most powerful performance. The remaining cast, including Darwin Joston as Napoleon Wilson, Laurie Zimmer as Leigh, and Tony Burton as Wells, also help to bring out the natural sense of realism throughout the picture. This is pushed even further by the documentary-type filming, which creates a continuing sense of panic and urgency along with the synthesized score. Although Carpenter has cited George A. Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and the Howard Hawks classic, RIO BRAVO, as his main sources of inspiration, the bloodied assault on the police station often recalls Sam Peckinpah's STRAW DOGS as well, given the explosive gore and exploitative action. ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 would become a sleeper hit in the years following its initial release, while leaving a lasting impression on the action genre that continues to be seen today.

Rating: 9/10.

Movies like ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13:
STRAW DOGS, DEADBEAT AT DAWN, THE WARRIORS, RIO GRANDE, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, DEATH WISH, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.

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Passes On Sale for 4th Annual Telluride Horror Show

PASSES ON SALE NOW FOR OCTOBER 11-13, 2013

TELLURIDE, CO - June 21, 2013 - The Telluride Horror Show, a 3-day genre film festival in world-famous Telluride, Colorado, is pleased to announce the availability of early bird passes for the 4th annual festival that will run October 11-13, 2013.

Limited to only 50 passes, early bird badges can be purchased here for the low price of $72. This affords the badgeholder access to all screenings and events during the three day festival. This includes the Opening Night Pig Roast and the Closing Night Party with attending filmmakers. Once this limited run of passes is sold out, the price will increase to $84.

The Telluride Horror Show is accepting horror, thriller, fantasy, and sci-fi feature and short film submissions for the 2013 festival. All submissions can be submitted online via Withoutabox or by downloading the submission form here.

Official film selections for the Telluride Horror Show will be announced in late summer, early fall. In the meantime, feast your eyes on this year's artwork by Mark Zingarelli. We went Old West Telluride this year, with our lone gunslinger facing down zombie miners (not based on historical fact...as far as we know.) The poster and art print are available online in our Festival Store so you can keep your collection of Telluride Horror Show artwork up-to-date!


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Robert Z'Dar to Star in New Slasher 'Easter Sunday'

Iconic actor Robert Z'Dar
Set to Appear in Slasher Throwback

EASTER SUNDAY

Currently in Production in Virginia

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 21, 2013 - It seems every holiday was used as the backdrop for an '80s slasher movie - with the exception of Easter... until now! Northgate Pictures is currently in production in Virginia on Easter Sunday. The gritty throwback to the golden era of slasher films is based on an urban legend about an axe-wielding killer who wears a rabbit costume.

Easter Sunday is written and directed by Jeremy Morehead, an exciting new filmmaker with a lifelong passion for horror. Genre fans will recognize iconic actor Robert Z'Dar (Maniac Cop, Tango & Cash) as the film's Sheriff Arkin and indie regular Edward X. Young (Mr. Hush, Sea of Dust) as demonologist Angus Bradley. The cast also includes Jeremy Morehead, Valerie Foos, Jon McCoy, Anne Morehead, Travis Morton and Jason Delgado.

Easter Sunday aims to return to the slasher genre's roots by relying on tension, suspense, camerawork, character development and black humor, rather than quick editing and jump scares. "I feel like a lot of horror films being released these days don't have the heart and soul that the genre films from the '80s had," explains Morehead. "Our goal is to create a film that pays homage to all the films that made us horror fanatics."

It's been 24 years since the deranged serial killer Douglas Fisher was executed by police on Easter night. This year, a group of hard partying teenagers not only raise some hell, but literally raise the dead! The teens accidentally conjure the spirit of Douglas Fisher... aka the bunny masked killer. These teens have until midnight on Easter to stop the evil bunny slasher, or he will tear their town and everyone in it into pieces. There will be no candy in your Easter basket, just the limbs and body parts of your family and friends:



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The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

Molly is slowly driven mad by the guilt and shame that she experienced as a child under her abusive father. Delusion gives way to murder as she becomes increasingly detached from reality in the 1976 shocker, THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA. While a few select scenes depict Molly's grisly daydreams of bodily dismemberment, THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA earned itself a place on the "Video Nasties" list in Britain due to the graphic and daring portrayals of incest and child abuse that were displayed on screen, rather than the usual sex and gore. Millie Perkins delivers a noteworthy performance as the disturbed young woman, and frequently loses herself in the character as she gives in fully to the madness. Although the film reaches for a deeper meaning through its condemning imagery, Molly's violent outbursts and projections are often misdirected, and fail to drive a stinging blow against the proper offenders. THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA does benefit greatly from Dean Cundey's key cinematography, and will likely appeal to fans of Brian De Palma and other psychological Horror films.

Rating: 7/10.

Movies like THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA:
MAGIC, DRESSED TO KILL, RAISING CAIN, SISTERS, NIGHT WARNING, THE GIRL WHO LIVED DOWN THE LANE, SEASON OF THE WITCH.

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First Frightdays Presents 'Near Dark'

First Frightdays Presents
NEAR DARK 

Come to a FREE Screening on Friday, July 5th!

WILLIAMSBURG, NY - June 19, 2013 - Join Videology on the first Friday of every month for Videology First Frightdays, bringing you the best of horror and the worst of horror (show up and find out which one)!

Kathryn Bigelow’s second film, NEAR DARK is a gritty vampire western that does nothing to romanticize the vampire lifestyle. These bloodsuckers drift from town to town, riding around in a broken down RV with blacked out windows, trying to avoid the law and the sun. They’re dirty, broke and mean and they kill without remorse, but their vagabond way of life is threatened when a new vampire convert attempts to join the club. Starring Aliens alumn Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen and Jenette Goldstein.

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'100 Bloody Acres' Gets a New Poster

In theaters and Video on Demand Friday, June 28th!

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 19, 2013 - In 100 BLOODY ACRES, brothers Reg and Lindsay Morgan are struggling to keep their organic blood and bone fertilizer business in motion. Their secret “recipe” for success (using dead car crash victims in their product) was a huge boon to business, but lately supply has been gravely low. Months have passed since their last find, and an important new customer is now waiting on a delivery. When junior partner Reg (Damon Herriman of Justified) stumbles upon 3 travelers stranded on a remote country road, he cooks up a radical solution to their problem, and a way of finally gaining the respect of his bossy big brother (Angus Sampson). But when Reg starts to fall for Sophie, one of the intended victims, things get complicated…

A bloody good time, the Cairnes’ brothers witty horror-comedy blends sly Australian humor, gory fun, and a clever storyline that gives “recycling” a whole new context.

100 BLOODY ACRES

Written and Directed by Colin and Cameron Cairnes

Starring Damon Herrriman, Agnus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland, Jamie Kristian and John Jarratt
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'The Black Waters of Echo's Pond' Hits DVD and Blu-ray This September!

“BLOODY AND GORY!
This is a movie for old-school horror fans!”
-- Village Voice

ANCHOR BAY FILMS STIRS UP
THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO’S POND

Terror Rises September 10th on
Blu-ray™ and DVD

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - June 19, 2013 - In 1927, archaeologists unearthed a major historical find in Turkey. What happened next is the stuff of legend...and nightmares! Anchor Bay Films presents the September 10th release of The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

Directed by Gabriel Bologna, this journey into unrelenting horror stars scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 and 5, The Victim, Hatchet II and III), genre favorite Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Walk the Line, Jayne Mansfield’s Car) and James Duval (Donnie Darko, Independence Day, Gone in Sixty Seconds). SRP is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™, and $22.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is August 14th.

In the film, nine friends take a holiday at a Victorian home on a private island off the coast of Maine. There, they uncover a game first discovered as part of an archaeological expedition from over 80 years ago that resulted in a series of mysterious – and grisly – deaths. What they don’t realize is that when played, the ancient artifact brings out the worst in each of them. Jealousy, greed, hatred, lust, all of the things they keep buried deep inside themselves rise to the surface and come to a boil. A warning to all those who start the game: it just might finish you!
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American Mary (2012)

An aspiring surgeon enters the world of underground body modification to help pay her way through medical school, but her strange new obsession turns deadly when she begins to use her talents to exact revenge against those who have harmed her! Jen and Sylvia Soska return with their second highly-acclaimed Horror film entitled AMERICAN MARY, from 2012. Katherine Isabelle is an absolute knock-out as the sinful surgeon, lending a whole new meaning to the phrase "Desperate times call for desperate measures" with her peculiar new career path. MARY is teeming with dark, sadistic humor and sharply-written dialog, each of which are played out perfectly through Isabelle's twisted performance. Todd Masters lends a number of stomach-churning effects to the picture, as well. Although MARY takes us in to daring new territory as we delve in to the rarely-seen world of body modification, its message seems lost somewhere along the way. Having already earned her revenge, Mary's motives become increasingly unclear as she continues on with her bloody business towards no certain end. The film shows a remarkable refinement in style for the sisterly pair in spite of these things, and offers Horror fans a refreshingly original break away from the sequels and remakes that continue to flood the genre.

Rating: 8/10.

Movies like AMERICAN MARY:
EXCISION, STRANGELAND, THE TATTOOIST, AMERICAN PSYCHO 2, THE RAGE: CARRIE 2.

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Image Entertainment Uncovers 'Evidence' This July!

IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT SETS DOMESTIC RELEASE DATE FOR

EVIDENCE

Available on VOD on June 21, 2013 and In-Theaters on July 19, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 18, 2013 - Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has officially slated EVIDENCE from Director Olatunde Osunsanmi (The Fourth Kind). The film stars Stephen Moyer (HBO’s “True Blood,” Strange Love), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill, Man on Fire), Torrey Devitto (CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”), Caitlin Stasey (I, Frankenstein) and Dale Dickey (HBO’s “True Blood”) and written by John Swetnam. EVIDENCE will debut on premium VOD on June 21, 2013 and in-theaters on July 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, New York and major US markets. The announcement was made today by Image Entertainment’s Chief Acquisition Officer, Bill Bromiley.

“Radha Mitchell and Stephen Moyer elevate the film and lead audiences on a suspenseful journey,“ said Bromiley. “Whether they watch EVIDENCE in the comfort of their own home or on the big screen, audiences are left at the edge of their seats.”

EVIDENCE tells the story of a team of detectives (Moyer, Mitchell) trying to piece together what happened at the site of a brutal massacre using a number of recording devices found at the crime scene. The footage reveals a group of bus passengers who were forced to fight for their lives after they crash in the middle of the desert and a mysterious killer violently murders them one by one.

EVIDENCE was produced by Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and David Lancaster, Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Nik Mavinkurve, Anthony Rhulen and Jeffrey Stott, and executive produced by Gary Michael Walters of Bold Films and Jake Wagner. The music was composed by Atli Örvarsson, known for his work on Babylon A.D., Iron Man and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Recent Image Entertainment releases include The Numbers Station with John Cusack and Malin Akerman, Tomorrow You’re Gone with Stephen Dorff, Michelle Monaghan and Willem Dafoe, Day of the Falcon with Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto and Mark Strong and the upcoming The Colony with Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton and Kevin Zegers, Blood with Paul Bettany, Mark Strong and Brian Cox and Paradise with Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer and Holly Hunter, written, directed and produced by Diablo Cody.
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'The Returned' Come Home to UK DVD This July!

ARROW FILMS PRESENTS
THE RETURNED

Available on DVD July 22nd 2013 in the UK!

LONDON, GB - June 18, 2013 - In Robin Campillo's darkly original The Returned, the life of a French town is changed forever when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life. Now a major Channel 4 series, The Returned arrives on DVD July 22nd, 2013 in the UK courtesy of Arrow Films!

The recently dead return to life and seem content merely to go back to their former lives, but their return causes a myriad of complications. Isham and Véronique have their trepidations, but they're generally happy, at first, to see their little boy Sylvain, and the town's elderly mayor welcomes home his wife, Martha . But Rachel, a government health official, cannot bring herself to visit her newly returned husband, Mathieu, at the ad-hoc shelter where the government houses the "zombies" like refugees. Eventually, she relents, and Mathieu returns home, but the living find that their loved ones are not exactly as they remember them. Studies soon reveal that the dead suffer from a form of aphasia. They cannot create new memories, and they cannot be trusted to perform any but the most menial tasks. Perhaps sensing the discomfort they cause the living, the dead gather together at night, and seem to be formulating some kind of secret plan.

Director Robin Campillo
Cast Géraldine Pailhas, Jonathan Zaccaï, Frédéric Pierrot
Certificate 15tbc
Running Time tbc mins
RRP £12.99
Language French (English subtitles)
Distributor Arrow Films
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Enter 'The Twilight Zone: The Complete Third Season' This July!

IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

The Twilight Zone: The Complete 
Third Season

New Episode-Only Release Available July 9, 2013
Available on DVD July 9, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 17, 2013 - Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of the third season of Rod Serling’s groundbreaking, science fiction anthology The Twilight Zone: The Complete Third Season, available on DVD on July 9, 2013, at an SRP of $29.98. Season three features an incredible list of guest stars including Rod Serling, Robert Redford, Carol Burnett, Cliff Robertson, Charles Bronson, Leonard Nimoy, Elizabeth Montgomery, Dean Stockwell and Bill Mumy.

The Twilight Zone remains television's most treasured anthology program. The brainchild of writer and narrator Rod Serling -- inspired by the pulp comics, novels and sci-fi films of his youth -- the series introduced its own special brand of weirdness to viewers on October 2, 1959. As a program that correctly billed itself as one "of shadow and substance, of things and ideas," The Twilight Zone left indelible tracks -- not to mention unforgettable theme music -- and directors that included Don Medford, Douglas Heyes and Richard L. Bare.

All 37 episodes of the third season are included in this set: The Gift, Two, The Shelter, The Mirror, The Grave, It's a Good Life, Deaths-Head Revisited, The Midnight Sun, Still Valley, The Jungle, Once Upon a Time, Five Characters in Search of an Exit, A Quality of Mercy, One More Pallbearer, Nothing in the Dark, The Hunt, Dead Man's Shoes, Showdown with Rance McGrew, A Piano in the House, The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank, To Serve Man, The Fugitive, Little Girl Lost, Person or Persons Unknown, The Little People and Four.

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Win a Copy of Stephen King's 'Joyland'!

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, JOYLAND tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever. JOYLAND is a brand-new book and has never previously been published.

Now, here's your chance to win a FREE copy of the book, sponsored by Titan Books and I Like Horror Movies! Read on for the complete details!

Stephen King's 'Joyland' Contest

Step right up, step right up, kiddies! This is the easiest carnival game you'll ever play! The rules are simple: Send your answer to the following question to ilikehorrormovies@yahoo.com with the subject line "Joyland Contest" to earn yourself an entry in the 'Joyland' contest for a FREE copy of Stephen King's new novel, provided by Titan Books! The official rules for entry can be found below. All entries must be received by 11:59PM on Friday, June 21st to qualify to win.

1. What is the name of the theme park in Stephen King's novella, Riding the Bullet?

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Do You Like Horror Movies #4



Do YOU like Horror movies? Zander does! E-mail us at ilikehorrormovies@yahoo.com
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'Stoker' Brings You 'The Best On-Screen Lolita Characters'

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Presents
THE BEST ON-SCREEN LOLITA CHARACTERS

In Honor of The Dark Beauty, Stoker, Arriving on Blu-ray June 18th!

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 17, 2013 - Academy Award® Winner Nicole Kidman*, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode star in this “darkly wicked, beautifully executed mystery” (Los Angeles Times) by critically acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy).

Following the tragic death of her father on her eighteenth birthday, India Stoker (Wasikowska) meets Charlie (Goode), her charismatic uncle, whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with India and her unstable mother (Kidman), both are drawn to his charming and calming demeanor. But it soon becomes clear that Charlie’s arrival was no coincidence, and that the shocking secrets of his past could affect India’s future...or shatter it completely.

To gear up for the upcoming release of Stoker on Blu-ray and DVD on June 18th – Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has compiled some of the most iconic Lolita- esque characters in recent cinematic history. Who’d be your top pick?

THE BEST ON-SCREEN LOLITA CHARACTERS
Presented By Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


The Virgin Suicides – Kirsten Dunst

Part innocent teen, part mysterious seductress, Kirsten Dunst’s portrayal of Lux Lisbon is Sofia Coppola’s directorial debut is all Lolita. At one hand she does fragile teen in the movie so well, writing the name of ‘Trip’ onto her underwear, yet underneath her girly demeanour, a true female seductress lies. She wraps men around her finger, teases, seduces and finally fools her family and the rest of the neighborhood boys into realizing the true extent of their tragic plans.

American Beauty – Mena Suvari

American Beauty tells the story of a suburban father (Kevin Spacey) who snaps when he becomes disgusted with his stale, repetitive existence. He quits his job and begins a regression into young adulthood, lifting weights, smoking pot, doing nothing, and discovering the overflowing sexuality of his 16-year-old daughter's best friend, Angela (Mena Suvari). Like the film itself, Mena’s performance is at first dark, somewhat comic, clichéd yet intelligent, scandalous, emotional, and without question one of the most seductive teenage performances of all time.

Taxi Driver – Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster made a huge impact in her performance for Martin Scorsese's iconic Taxi Driver (1976). Playing opposite the equally mesmerising Robert De Niro, the film really hit its stride when Foster’s 12-year-old child prostitute, Iris, steps into Bickle’s cab in an attempt to escape her pimp (Harvey Keitel). It’s no real surprise that Foster was great, as this was already her 33rd role as an actress. At only age 14, she already had more performances than some have in their entire careers.

The astonishing thing at play in her scenes is not even that she holds her own with a titan like De Niro, but that she truly carries herself like a grown up, someone who has lived twice the life of any girl her age. This is not a child actress acting adult-like in an amusing way, but a child conveying the utter loss of childhood. A true Lolita.

Stoker – Mia Wasikowska

In Stoker, Mia Wasikowska plays India, an introspective, peculiar, solitary girl who mourns the recent death of her father whilst being constantly at odds with her mother. She finds herself attracted to her mysterious Uncle Charlie who comes to live with them, following the funeral.

Taking on the role of Lolita, the pair engages in a seductive piano-playing sequence alongside a shower scene that somewhat recalls that scene in Psycho, Wasikowska’s character discovers herself in the shower after witnessing her Uncle dispose of her lecherous classmate. The incestuous relationship between niece and uncle in the film provides much of the picture’s sense of unease, as India becomes more and more drawn to her charismatic relative.

Lolita – Sue Lyon

The film, that started it all. "How could they make a movie out of Lolita?" screamed the print ads to Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 movie. By changing the 12-year-old object of Humbert's lust into a 15-year-old, that's how. Selected to portray Vladimir Nabokov's celebrated nymphet was Sue Lyon, who was 14 when she won the role. The original novel caused no end of scandal by detailing the romance between a middle-aged intellectual and a 12-year-old nymphet.

Lolita is the object of Humbert's love, a young girl who epitomizes the seductive qualities of the nymphet. Though she seems to like Humbert at first, over time she grows irritated with him and defies his authority. Beautiful, she is also vulgar, crude, and attached to popular culture.

Kick Ass – Chloë Moretz

When Kick-Ass was released in April 2010, everybody left the theater thinking about Hit Girl. Maybe it is a testament to the character and not the performance, but the two should go hand-in-hand. The unbelievable charisma of Chloë Moretz was unmatched by any other actor in the film. And we’re talking about a girl who went toe-to-toe with Nicolas Cage and Mark Strong.

Instead of resorting to the obvious and ultimately awkward sex appeal of a female hero, Moretz went with a mysterious badass persona. Hit Girl is the reason Kick-Ass lives up to its name. The other characters and the movie’s style are enjoyable on multiple levels, but without Moretz’s turn as Hit Girl the film just doesn’t have the electricity it needed. She left the humor up to her Big Daddy (Nic Cage) and kept a straight face the whole way.

Moretz is definitely a force to be reckoned with, reminding us of a young Jodie Foster without the overwhelming sexuality. Moretz was fun to watch in (500) Days of Summer and was even more graceful in Let Me In. However. Hit Girl was her coming-out character and the world will be able to recognize her because of an off-the-charts charisma that no other female youngster can match today.

Leon: The Professional – Natalie Portman

Most of the performances on this list excel because of the maturity of each youngster’s character. Sometimes a role is written that way, while others are the work of a dedicated child actor. Portman’s work in The Professional (a.k.a. Leon) is both.

As the film progresses, her balance of vengeance and progressive maturity is fascinating to watch. The fact she is now in the hands of a quasi-mentally-challenged hired assassin makes her resurgence as a lost soul even more powerful. It truly is all the work of Portman, though; she knew her character backwards and forwards, giving her a realistic quality that bleeds through the screen.

Her face contorts with every emotion, her lust for revenge comes through with an unsuspecting humor and her sex appeal is as uncomfortable as it is realistic. She just fits so snug into this character of Mathilda that it’s hard to tell if she is even acting at times – but there is no doubt she portrayed a character that has experienced something way beyond Portman’s real life.
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'Flesh Roxon' in a New Music Video!

FLESH ROXON RELEASES ANOTHER GHOULISH HIT
FOR HORROR FANS IN

LONELY RIDER

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 17, 2013 - When you combine three tattooed men from Finland, an upright bass, enthusiasm for punk rock and B-grade horror movies, you get a load of horror punk from hell...Or a trio named Flesh Roxon. During their first year of existence, Flesh Roxon has been refining their act at live shows as well as in the studio. Their hard work has paid off, as the band caught the attention of the record label Live Nation. As a result, Flesh Roxon's debut album, “Flesh to the Bone”, was recently released and they have a new music video to accompany it.

The video for “Lonely Rider” is a grotesque (in a good way, just watch it!) short film highlighting their fanaticism for B-grade horror movies. In fact, cheap, B-grade horror was the driving theme behind their latest album:



Be on the lookout for these wild zombie rockers as they’re gearing up to unleash a whole ton of unique fun including zombies, horror, comics, and good music!

Find more of Flesh Roxon here:

https://fleshroxon.com

https://www.facebook.com/fleshroxon

https://twitter.com/FleshRoxon
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Enter the 'Abandoned Mine' in a New Trailer!

GRAVITAS VENTURES PRESENTS

ABANDONED MINE

Starring Alexa Vega

The suspenseful thriller will hit theaters August 15th

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 17, 2013 - The official theatrical trailer and poster (and stills)are now available for Gravitas Ventures’ upcoming horror/suspense thriller ABANDONED MINE, written and directed by Jeff Chamberlain, and starring Alexa Vega, Reiley McClendon, and Saige Thompson. The film will hit theaters August 15th, and follows five small-town friends who decided to celebrate Halloween with an overnight adventure into the legendary “haunted” Jarvis Mine. Local legend says that a family was murdered in the mine exactly 100 years prior, and that angry spirits have occupied the mine ever since. The group becomes trapped, and their cameras catch the mysterious occurrences that follow:

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Get 'Stranded' This June!

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 17, 2013 - When the isolated U.S. military moonbase is bombarded by a rogue meteor storm, Colonel Gerard Brauchman (Christian Slater) and his small crew are cut off from Earth with their life support failing. Before long, the crew discovers the meteors harbored alien spores…and they’re replicating. Now a vicious, shape-shifting predatory life form is loose inside the crippled facility, picking off victims one by one. Locked in a desperate fight for survival, Brauchman and the terrified remaining astronauts have one final mission…keep the creature from escaping the moon and finding a new food supply on Earth:




DISTRIBUTOR: RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment

CAST: Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr

DIRECTED BY: Roger Christian

WRITTEN BY: Christian Piers

Available on VOD: JUNE 21, 2013
In Theaters: JULY 26, 2013
Available on DVD/Blu-ray: AUGUST 27, 2013
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XLRator Dares You to Look 'Under the Bed'

Available on VOD JULY 3, 2013 and Coming to DVD July 30, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 17, 2013 - Every child knows about the monster under the bed—Neal Hausman’s mistake was trying to fight it. Neal (Jonny Weston, Chasing Mavericks) has returned from a two-year exile following his tragic attempt to defeat the monster, only to find his father ticking ever closer to a breakdown, a new stepmother who fears him, and his little brother Paul (Gattlin Griffith, Green Lantern, Changeling), terrorized by the same monster. While Neal and Paul work together to try and fight the nocturnal menace, their parents are taking desperate measures to get the family back to normal. With no support from their parents, the brothers have nothing to rely on but each other, and courage beyond belief:



DIRECTORS: Steven C. Miller (Aggression Scale, Automaton Transfusion, Silent Night)

WRITER: Eric Stolze

CAST: Jonny Weston (Chasing Mavericks), Gattlin Griffith (The Green Lantern, Changeling), Peter Holden (The Social Network), Musetta Vander, Kelcie Stranahan

DISTRIBUTOR: XLrator Media
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'American Mary' Slices Her Way Home Tomorrow!

XLRATOR MEDIA PRESENTS
AMERICAN MARY

AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY JUNE 18, 2013

Written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska aka "The Twisted Twins" 
and starring Katharine Isabelle

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 17, 2013 - “Twisted Twins” Jen and Sylvia Soska are back with their stunning follow-up to the indie hit Dead Hooker in a Trunk. AMERICAN MARY is the story of a medical student named Mary who is growing increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolized. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary through the messy world of underground surgeries which leaves more marks on her than the so-called freakish clientele. Tomorrow, appearances are everything:



Eli Roth and Clive Barker are huge fans of the twins and the horror community has deemed them the "Next Big Thing in Horror." AMERICAN MARY is a body-modification horror, revenge thriller and psycho drama, distinguished by a riveting performance by Katharine Isabelle

Running Time: 95 minutes

Rated: R

Format: DVD/Blu-ray

Aspect Ratio: 2.40 LBX

Audio Format: DVD - DD 5.1; BD – DTS HD

Bonus Features: Behind-The-Scenes, Commentary with Jen and Sylvia Soska, Katharine Isabelle and Tristan Risk
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