August Lineup for FEARnet


FEARnet Presents Premieres of ‘THE RITE’ and ‘THE FRIGHTENERS’, 
a Six-Film “HorrorFest” Marathon,“Gothic Novels” Double Feature, 
a ‘HOLLISTON’ Marathon, and the Season Finale of ‘HOLLISTON’

SANTA MONICA, CA - July 29, 2013 - The acclaimed Australian import THE LOVED ONES makes its world television premiere on FEARnet as part of the network’s Foreign Fridays block on Friday, August 2, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. This shocker tells the story of the troubled teenager Brent (Xavier Samuel), who is punished by Lola and her demented Daddy, after refusing to go to prom with her. What ensues is a twisted nightmare, as Brent struggles to survive the ultimate prom night from hell. THE LOVED ONES re-airs at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT, following the premiere.

Dane Cook and Josh Hutcherson star in the world television premiere of the genre-bending DETENTION, on Sunday, August 25, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The inventive and original horror-comedy follows a group of teens in the small town of Grizzly Lake, as they deal with high school drama, time travel, a deranged serial killer, and the end of the world.

Also in August, FEARnet is giving away another loaded prize pack with the Back 2 School Sweepstakes! Starting Thursday, August 1 at 9 a.m. PT and running until 5 p.m. PT on Saturday, August 30, participants can enter FEARnet’s Back 2 School Sweepstakes at, featuring a 32 GB Xperia Tablet S; DVDs of back-to-school favorites such as BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: The Complete Series, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Collection, and INSIDIOUS; DL & Co. Silver Skull Stirrers; exclusive TALES FROM THE CRYPT merchandise; FEARnet swag, and more!

Other August Highlights Include:

· “Foreign Fridays” – Every Friday (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

On Friday, August 9, it’s a double-dose of thrills from Down Under, as distraught parents believe their daughter’s death was no accident in Australia’s LAKE MUNGO, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. And a student inherits an ancient death machine in NEEDLE, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT. On Friday, August 16, a woman enters a second-by-second descent into madness in Uruguay’s LA CASA MUDA, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. And a young boy has an eerie encounter in Guillermo Del Toro’s Spanish ghost story, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT.

On Friday, August 23, it’s Israel’s first horror film, BLOOD CLAN, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, where lives become entangled when a man must save his sister from a psychopath. And thieves run afoul of Nazi cannibals in France’s FRONTIERE(S) at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT. Friday, August 30, is devoted to J-Horror, as a man is haunted by newspapers depicting future tragedies in PREMONITION, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. And a virus rages through a rundown hospital in INFECTION, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT.

· ‘THE RITE’ (Broadcast Premiere) – Sunday, August 4 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

A doubting priest is forced to perform an exorcism when his mentor (Anthony Hopkins) becomes possessed by a powerful demon. Rutger Hauer and Toby Jones also star.

· ‘HOLLISTON’ Season 1 & 2 Marathon – Monday, August 5 (10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT)

Adam, Joe, Corri and Laura deal with life, love and Lance Rockett, as FEARnet presents an all-day marathon of seasons 1 and 2 of HOLLISTON, to whet fans’ appetites and get them all caught up in time for the season finale.

· ‘HOLLISTON’ Season 2 Finale – Tuesday, August 6 (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

Adam and Joe create their own film festival to give SHINPADS a proper premiere. But things are turned upside down when Lance delivers bad news, Joe gives Laura an ultimatum, and Corri shares a secret that will change her relationship with Adam forever. Featuring appearances by Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Seth Green.

· “HorrorFest Stunt” – Thursday, August 8 (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)

FEARnet presents six films to die for in this marathon featuring some of the best offerings from After Dark’s HorrorFest. The Clive Barker adaptation DREAD kicks off the carnage at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, with a film student (Jackson Rathbone) whose study of fear has terrible consequences. Next, zombie children seek revenge after a fatal mining accident in WICKED LITTLE THINGS at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. Then, a young woman and her therapist (Mimi Rogers) are menaced by a murderous hitchhiker in PENNY DREADFUL at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. THE HAMILTONS follows at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, as orphaned siblings find sinister ways to survive. And young Londoners discover a gruesome secret lurking in THE REEDS, at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT. LAKE MUNGO brings the night to a close, at 2 a.m. ET/11 p.m. PT, as parents unravel the mystery of their daughter’s drowning.

· ‘THE FRIGHTENERS’ (Network Premiere) – Sunday, August 11 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

A con-man (Michael J. Fox) battles the spirit of a murderer who has returned from the grave to increase his death toll. Peter Jackson directs this darkly comedic smash, starring genre icons Jeffrey Combs, Dee Wallace, R. Lee Ermey, and John Astin.

· “Gothic Novels” Double Feature – Thursday, August 22 (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)

FEARnet unleashes the most infamous literary monsters in the “Gothic Novels” double-feature. MARY REILLY opens the evening at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, as the titular maid (Julia Roberts) finds herself entangled in the strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN follows at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, as Dr. Frankenstein (Kenneth Branaugh) seeks to create life from death, and ends up making a monster (Robert De Niro).
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An American Ghost Story (2012)

Paul moves into a house which is rumored to be haunted in the hopes of finding the inspiration for his latest novel, but what he discovers, instead, will be more terrifying than anything he could have imagined! Trite, cliched, and boring are just a few of the descriptors that best fit AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY. One must applaud director Derek Cole for returning to the more traditional attempts to scare an audience, but the writing and acting in AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY are just utterly disengaging from the very start. At least PARANORMAL ACTIVITY presented us with fun, playful characters and a growing sense of terror and suspense, whereas very few will find the patience to bear through the poor performances and listless directing found in AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY. Even in its best moments, it can't be recommended over other haunts.

Rating: 4/10.




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5 Souls (2011)

Noah wakes up from a coma only to meet the Devil in the flesh, who offers him absolution if he will send off five souls in exchange for his sins. What he doesn't know is the weight that those souls will have on his own... Director Brett Donowho brings us 5 SOULS, a psychological thriller and redemption tale with a twist. While his sense of style is quite pervasive, Donowho is unable to inject enough action or interest into the storytelling to make this a compelling piece. Ian Bohen, Steve Bacic, and Samaire Armstrong provide serviceable enough performances, and try their best to bring out the emotionality in each of their characters. This is the only footing that the film really has, however, as the conspiracy theory behind the building collapses just seems like an ill-designed plot device. 5 SOULS becomes ineffective as a result, and will have trouble finding an audience in the Horror community.

Rating: 5/10.

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Fatal Pictures Presents 'Heir'

FATAL PICTURES in association with RED SNEAKERS MEDIA presents


The final short film from FATAL PICTURES

From Richard Powell and Zach Green’s Fatal Pictures, the company that brought you
the critically acclaimed, award winning horror shorts WORM and FAMILIAR, comes their
new and final short film “HEIR”, a touching tale of father and son.

TORONTO, ON - July 26, 2013 - After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned. Combining the best and brightest of our previous film, FAMLIAIR, with new and
accomplished collaborators (BILL OBERST JR, MARC ROUSSEL and RON BASCH from Red Sneakers Media), HEIR is set to be a disturbing, practical FX driven horror short which examines
one of societies darkest taboos in a way only Fatal Pictures can. HEIR stands to be our
darkest, sharpest and most successful film to date!

Written and Directed by Richard Powell
Produced by Zach Green, Marc Roussel, Ron Basch and Richard Powell
Produced in association with Red Sneakers Media (REMOTE & THE SWEETEST
HIPPOPOTAMUS - both Director’s Guild of Canada nominees for Best Short Film)
Associate Producer Heather Wixson (Founder CINEMAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL,
Special Effects by The Butcher Shop (FAMILIAR, DEVIL’S NIGHT)
Cinematography by Michael Davidson (SICK, FAMILIAR, BERKSHIRE COUNTY)
Music & Sound Design by Bernie Greenspoon (CONSUMPTION, WORM,

Starring the Emmy award winning Bill Oberst Jr. (ABRAHAM LINCOLN VS.
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Theatrical Dates for 'Saturday Morning Mystery'


In Select Theaters August 10, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 26, 2013 - Four professional ghost hunters, who travel in a vintage van accompanied by their canine companion (sound familiar?), get far more than they bargained for when they investigate an abandoned schoolhouse with a mysterious past. Read on for the theater listings nearest you!

LOS ANGELES - Laemmle Noho is confirmed for Thu 8/15 at 7:30pm.

BROOKLYN - Videology on 8/10 at 9:30pm.

CHICAGO - Music Box on 8/16 and 8/17 at Midnight.

SEATTLE - Tin Room on 8/16 and 8/17 at 10pm.

CAST: Josephine Decker, Paul Gordon, Jonny Mars, Ashley Spillers and Adam Tate

DIRECTOR: Spencer Parsons


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Screaming New Trailer for 'The Banshee Chapter'

New Trailer Debuts for

Arriving on VOD in December 2013 and in theaters on January 2014 through XLrator Media.

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 26, 2013 - THE BANSHEE CHAPTER centers on a young, female journalist (Winter) who follows the mysterious trail of a missing friend (McMillian) that had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. Levine plays the role of a rogue counter-culture novelist with a penchant for substance abuse and firearms who leads the journalist into the mystery of dangerous chemical research. A fast-paced blend of fact and fiction, the film is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA:

The film is produced by Zachary Quinto, the producers of MARGIN CALL, Before the Door Production's Corey Moosa and Neal Dodson, and Stephanie Riggs (Sunchaser Entertainment) and Christian Arnold-Beutel.

Starring Katia Winder (Showtime's Dexter), Michael McMillian (HBO's True Blood) and Ted Levin (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS).
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Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

Four friends settle on some extreme tourism during their stay in Russia, which brings them out into the radioactive wasteland that was left behind in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster. Fate intervenes when their van refuses to start on their way out, leaving the group to fend for themselves as they suddenly come under attack by the mutated beings that have taken over the town! On the surface, CHERNOBYL DIARIES sounds like another tired rehash of countless other films, but thankfully, it comes as a bit of a surprise even for seasoned genre vets. For one, the characters are all very true to themselves, and likable as a group. We share in their fear, and actually hope for their escape. Director Bradley Parker delivers a dark and sinister mood throughout his cold color choices and eerie settings, each of which were shot on location for added effect. And what's more, it is actually scary. The sudden shocks are paired with an equal number of subtle, spine-tingling scenes that are built on true terror, making CHERNOBYL DIARIES a worth-while watch for Horror fans.

Rating: 7/10.



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Under the Bed (2012)

Neal Hausman returns home after spending years apart from his family due a few violent episodes that he exhibited as a kid. It is only there that he realizes the monster that terrorized him as a child has now returned for his kid brother, and it will not stop until it sees them both dead! If this was intended as a comedy, someone forgot to tell director Steven C. Miller, who plays the horror entirely straight despite the ridiculous subject matter. If it was intended as straight Horror, though, someone forgot to tell the actors. UNDER THE BED is a joke of a film, and a bad one at that, but anyone that has the patience enough to sit through the laughably straight-laced performances will eventually be rewarded with a few good scares and some fantastic gore. And, hey, it's a little entertaining watching a menacing rollaway bed chase two teens around the house as they scream in terror, right? For all of its absurdity, UNDER THE BED still shows a remarkable improvement for Miller over the SILENT NIGHT remake, while still falling short of his superior thriller, THE AGGRESSION SCALE. Cheesy late night fodder, at best.

Rating: 5/10.

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Corey Feldman Joins 'Intrusion:Disconnected'

Horror Favorite Corey Feldman Joins the Cast of

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 24, 2013 - Storytime Productions is proud to announce Corey Feldman (Goonies, Lost Boys, Stand By Me) joins the cast of Intrusion:Disconnected. Intrusion:Disconnected, an independently produced psychological horror and thriller movie with a cast of over 50 actors! The film from Award winning writer/producer, Craig Everett Earl is directed by Award winning filmmaker Kyle Cates. James Houk (An Affirmative Act) serves as cinematographer and Carrie Cates (Summer League) as co-producer and editor. Octavia Earl, Jonathan Reece and Kelsey Forren are also co-producers to the film. Lead actress, Katie Stewart serves as executive producer.The film co-stars Scream Queen, Tiffany Shepis (Prometheus Project, The Violent Kind), three time award winning actress, Sebrina Siegel (Overtime), Amanda Dunn (Catching Fire, Michael Rooker's Pennhurst) and Mark Nash (Everybody Loves Raymond, CSI). Read The Full Post HERE!

'Halloween' Celebrates 35th Anniversary on Blu-ray!

Michael Myers is back...and he’s never looked better!



Featuring all-new HD transfer supervised by Dean Cundey, New 7.1 Audio Mix, 
New Commentary Track by John Carpenter
and Jamie Lee Curtis and Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features

Coming Home Again September 24th

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - July 24, 2013 - In 1978, Compass International Pictures released an indie horror film by an up and coming director and a largely unknown cast. Presented by the late Moustapha Akkad, the film cost $325,000 and ended up not only becoming one of the most successful independent motion pictures of its time, but single handedly created the genre of the modern horror film along with the first iconic (via a painted-over William Shatner mask) cinematic slasher!

Its global success spawned seven sequels, a reboot directed by Rob Zombie and a sequel-to-the-reboot, as well as created generations of grateful fans. The director’s name is John Carpenter and the film was Halloween. This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the timeless thriller and to celebrate, Anchor Bay Entertainment is bringing back the terrifying original as it’s never been seen or heard before!

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Trancas International proudly announce the September 24th release of the 35th Anniversary Blu-ray™ release of Halloween. For this very special release, Anchor Bay and Trancas went back to the vaults to present this legendary terror classic as never before, including creating an all-new HD transfer personally supervised by the film’s original cinematographer, Academy-Award® nominee Dean Cundey (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Apollo 13, the Back to the Future trilogy), a new 7.1 audio mix (as well as the original mono audio), a brand-new feature length audio commentary by writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis, an all-new bonus feature with Ms. Curtis, as well as selected legacy bonus features from previous ABE releases. Available in a collectible limited-edition book-style package (available only for the first printing) with 20 pages featuring archival photos, an essay by Halloween historian Stef Hutchinson and specially commissioned cover art by Jay Shaw, SRP is $34.99 and pre-book is August 28.

“Anchor Bay Entertainment has been home to Halloween for almost 20 years,” noted Malek Akkad, President of Trancas International Films and son of Moustapha Akkad. “I’m so happy that we’re partnering with them to present the definitive edition of what is widely acknowledged as one of the seminal horror films of the 20th century.”

Halloween stars Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies) in her debut role. Anyone who’s ever watched a horror film in the last 35 years knows the story of Michael Myers, who as a child, butchered his sister with a kitchen knife. Committed to a mental institution and watched over by Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance, Halloween II, IV & V, Fantastic Voyage), he engineers his escape 15 years later, returning to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night to terrorize anyone who gets in his way, including babysitter Laurie Strode (Curtis).

Co-starring P.J. Soles (Carrie, Stripes, Rock ‘n Roll High School), Kyle Richards (The Watcher in the Woods, Eaten Alive), Nancy Loomis (Carpenter’s Assault On Precinct 13, The Fog), Charles Cyphers (Escape From New York, The Fog) and Brian Andrews (The Great Santini, Three O’Clock High), Halloween also cemented the careers of many behind the camera including Carpenter, Cundey, producer Debra Hill and film editor/production designer Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween III: Season of the Witch, “It”).

Bonus features on Halloween 35th Anniversary Blu-ray™ include:

All-new commentary track with writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis;
“The Night She Came Home” new featurette with Jamie Lee Curtis (HD);
On Location;
TV & Radio Spots;
Additional Scenes from TV Version
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'The Bates Haunting' Gets Uncork'd Aug 6th!



LOS ANGELES, CA - July 24, 2013 - Uncork’d Entertainment proudly announces the multi-platform release of Byron Turk’s (Storm Chasers, Flipping Boston) The Bates Haunting, dubbed by the director as “Scream meets Scooby Doo”. The indie thriller was shot in rural Pennsylvania, at Arasapha Farm’s original Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride: one of America’s top Halloween attractions. The Bates Haunting will be available August 6 for rental and digital, and available for sale on DVD a few months later.

“I’m a huge fan of the many Haunted House attractions around the country,” commented Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard. “When I saw The Bates Haunting and discovered that it was actually filmed at a real haunted house and hayride in Pennsylvania, I wanted to be a part of getting this film out to the public. I think everyone will enjoy this movie as it reminds me of the fun horror films I saw in the theaters growing up before the advent of home video.”

Agnes Rickover (Jean Louise O’Sullivan, Valley Peaks, Bullrun) visited the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride looking for some Halloween fear and fun. Instead, she witnessed a tragedy: the fiery death of her best friend Lily making her dramatic debut on the Hayride. After a year spent obsessing over the horrible accident, Agnes takes a job at The Haunted Hayride, hoping to face her trauma and to exorcise her demons. She thinks this could be an investigative opportunity as well, and when her new co-workers end up victims of mysterious accidents, she knows it is. With her new sidekick Clyde, Agnes must figure out whom – or what – is behind all of this mayhem before more people die.

The film co-stars Zachary Fletcher in his debut starring role as Junior Bates and the late Ryan Dunn. Featuring a wild cast of characters ranging from ghouls and goblins to an overzealous chainsaw wielding theater actor, The Bates Haunting is part haunt, part hunt, full of spirits and the spirited! Agnes and Clyde are facing certain death – their only escape route through a crowd of entertained customers who think it’s just a show, but for them it’s a scary, shocking showdown!
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First Images Released from 'Night of the Krampus'



MOBILE, AL - July 24, 2013 - Night of the Krampus, a follow-up to Fighting Owl Films' 2011 horror/fantasy feature The Night Shift, has wrapped production. According to legend, on Christmas Eve Santa Claus travels with a creature known as Krampus. While Santa rewards the good children, Krampus punishes the naughty. But that's just a myth. ...Or is it?

When the naughty kids of a suburb begin to vanish in the weeks leading to Christmas, all evidence points to the creature's existence. In this follow-up to “The Night Shift”, it's up to supernatural investigators Rue Morgan, Claire Rennfield, and skeletal sidekick Herbie West to solve the mystery, save the children, and face-off against the deadly Krampus.

Night of the Krampus promises to be an eerie good time. The half-hour short is set for a December release.

The Night Shift was named Best Fantasy Feature at Shockerfest International Film Festival, and recieved North American DVD distribution from R-Squared Films. Returning cast includes Khristian Fulmer (Rue Morgan), Erin Lilley (Claire Rennfield), and Soren Odom (Herbie West).

To coincide with the completion of production, Fighting Owl Films has released nine new production stills to its Facebook page, which tease the characters and creature featured in Night of the Krampus.

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Edmonton Expo Returns Sept 28-29!

Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo
Expands for 2013

Bigger Size, Bigger Guests from Arrow to Walking Dead

EDMONTON, AB - July 24, 2013 - Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo returns September 28-29, 2013 to the Edmonton Expo Centre to celebrate all things pop culture. Coming off a phenomenal inaugural year with over 14,000 attendees the Edmonton Expo has expanded to over 150,000 sq.ft of exhibit space providing fans with triple the action. With more space to explore over the two days fans can feed their inner geek with celebrity Q&A panels, autograph & photograph sessions, exhibitors, workshops, and more.

"We are proud to expand the exhibitor space almost three times as much as 2012, which enables us to provide the fans with what they want ­ more exceptional programming and a bigger outlet to explore their passions," states Kandrix Foong, event director Edmonton Expo. "We feel privileged to be able to provide this opportunity for Edmonton fans to connect with their heroes and our special guests from hit shows like Arrow to Walking Dead."

Special Guests Include:
· JOHN BARROWMAN (Cpt. Jack Harkness in Doctor Who, Torchwood; Arrow)
· STEPHEN AMELL (Oliver Queen in Arrow)
· ROBERT ENGLUND (Freddy Kruger in Nightmare on Elm Street)
· JOE FLANIGAN (Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in Stargate Atlantis)
· CHRISTOPHER LLOYD (Doc Brown in Back to the Future)
· CHAD COLEMAN (Tyreese in Walking Dead)

Where: Edmonton EXPO Centre, Hall EFGH; 7515 - 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

When: Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Sunday, September 29, 2013

10am to 7pm Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday
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Catch the 'Holliston' Marathon Aug. 5th on FEARnet!


SANTA MONICA, CA - July 24, 2013 - FEARnet is giving fans the chance to relive all 20 episodes of its hit original series, HOLLISTON, in an all-day marathon on Monday, August 5, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. Starting with the series’ pilot episode and running through to the ninth episode of the second season, the marathon will whet fans’ appetites and get them caught up on all the HOLLISTON hijinks, just in time for the season two finale on Tuesday, August 6.

As an added bonus, FEARnet will also be unveiling the world premiere of series character Lance Rockett’s (Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider) first music video. Fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the music video exclusively on FEARnet, on Friday, August 2. The music video will run again during the HOLLISTON marathon on Monday, August 5, with a portion of the video debuting in the Season 2 finale on Tuesday, August 6, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The original song, itself, “Love It Down Your Throat,” will be made available for purchase on iTunes right after the season finale airs.

The brainchild of lifelong genre fan-turned-filmmaker Adam Green, HOLLISTON is an irreverent take on the traditional multi-camera situational comedy, aimed at lovers of true horror, sci-fi and pop culture. Starring Green and Joe Lynch (EVERLY, WRONG TURN 2), HOLLISTON is set in Green’s real life hometown of Holliston, Massachusetts, and follows the daily exploits of Adam and Joe—two aspiring horror filmmakers, dealing with the struggles of post-college life and relationships, while trying to make their big break in the business. The talented ensemble cast includes Corri English (UNREST, DEVIL MAY CALL), Laura Ortiz (THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HAPPY ENDINGS), Dave Brockie (alien frontman “Oderus Urungus” from the heavy metal band GWAR), and Dee Snider (Twisted Sister).

Highlights of the marathon include a terrifying encounter with a hard-partying Tony Todd (CANDYMAN); ill-fated run-ins with Danielle Harris (HATCHET III), Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH VII-IX), and John Landis at a horror convention; a Christmas Special with a madman on the loose; an animated episode that sees the town attacked by a giant blob; a RINGU-inspired J-Horror episode; a Found Footage episode; and appearances from genre stars such as Bill Moseley (TEXAS CHAINSAW), Sid Haig (THE LORDS OF SALEM), David Naughton (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON), and Bailee Madison (DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK).
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'Do Not Disturb' on DVD August 6th!


Highly Anticipated Thriller Available on DVD Aug. 6, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 24, 2013 - Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of Do Not Disturb, available on DVD on Aug. 6, 2013, at an SRP of $27.97. Directed by BC Furtney (New Terminal Hotel), this horror film stars Stephen Geoffreys (Friday Night), Tiffany Shepis (Cyrus), Ezra Buzzington (Fight Club) and Corey Haim (The Lost Boys).

Holed up in a seedy hotel, Hollywood screenwriter Don Malek (Geoffreys) is scripting a diabolical plan for revenge. But instead of writing about a bloodthirsty serial killer, Don is doing the dirty work with his own hands. Tiffany Shepis and Corey Haim also star in this gritty, jolting thriller where no one is safe…and checkout time is sooner than you think.
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Enter 'The Colony' August 22!


Available on VOD on Aug. 22, 2013 and In-Theaters on Sept. 20, 2013

LOS ANGELES - July 23, 2013 - Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has officially slated THE COLONY from Director Jeff Renfroe (One Point O). Laurence Fishburne (Matrix Trilogy), Bill Paxton (Aliens) and Kevin Zegers (Mortal Instruments: City of Bones) headline an all-star cast in this savage and unrelenting thriller about mankind's greatest enemy: himself. Written by Patrick Tarr (American Psycho), Pascal Trottier (Blind Fear) and Svet Rouskov (Silent Cargo), THE COLONY will debut on Ultra-VOD on Aug. 22, 2013 and in-theaters on Sept. 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, New York and major U.S. markets. The announcement was made today by Image Entertainment’s Chief Acquisition Officer, Bill Bromiley.

“Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton and Kevin Zegers create a solid ensemble in this chilling thriller,” said Bromiley. “Laurence, Bill and Kevin have established loyal fans in the genre community throughout the years, which will propel the success of this film.”

THE COLONY opens as an endless winter engulfs Earth. Humans struggle to survive in remote underground outposts. When Colony seven receives a distress call from a nearby settlement, Sam (Zegers) and Briggs (Fishburne) race through the snow on a dangerous rescue mission. What they find at the desolate base could mean mankind’s salvation—or its total annihilation. Terrifying discoveries will unfold that will change the rules of survival forever.

THE COLONY was produced by Paul Barkin, Matthew Cervi, Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin and executive produced by Peter Graham, Marc Schaberg, Noah Segal and Mark Slone.

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 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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Twixt (2011)

Francis Ford Coppola returns to the Horror genre in a minor way with an unusual Gothic fairytale that will leave you TWIXT! Val Kilmer stars as washed up writer Hall Baltimore, who stumbles in to a small town's dark history while visiting on a promotional book tour. With the help of the local sheriff, Baltimore may have finally found the inspiration for his latest novel, but to what lengths is he willing to go in order to uncover the horrifying truth? Ever the stylist, Coppola tries to inject his own work with a series of surreal nightmares care of some shrouded mists and moody black and white. The heavy use of green screen and computerization frequently reminds us that we're watching a movie, however, and never quite achieves the intended effect that has been generously lifted from SIN CITY. The plot, on the other hand, is refreshingly original, and only bears a minor resemblance to John Carpenter's IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS. Coppla delivers a twisted tale of vampires and murder that has been cleverly intertwined with the works of Edgar Allan Poe, who even makes an appearance in the film (as played by Ben Chaplin). Val Kilmer puts forth a worthy performance as the failing writer, who keeps us engaged with his playful curiosity. Unfortunately, though, TWIXT suffers from the same dilemma as its lead character, and that is in finding its ending. After investing in the town and each of its many mysteries, the sudden ending feels rushed and incomplete. On the other hand, David Lynch would be very proud.

Rating: 7/10.

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Podcast Playlist: Horror Podcast #95

Frank and Mike return to the Horror Podcast to bring you Episode #95: The Haunting in Connecticut 2 - Ghosts of Georgia (2013), 9 Days (2013), Stoker (2013) and Vampires (1998)!

Episode #95: The Haunting in Connecticut 2 - Ghosts of Georgia (2013), 9 Days (2013), Stoker (2013) and Vampires (1998)

Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

A young family moves into an historic home in Georgia, only to learn they are not the house's only inhabitants. Soon they find themselves in the presence of a secret rising from underground and threatening to bring down anyone in its path.

Director: Tom Elkins
Writer: David Coggeshall
Stars: Abigail Spencer, Emily Alyn Lind, Chad Michael Murray, Katee Sackhoff

9 Days (2013)

A dark, twisted retelling of "Dante's Inferno," done in the torture-porn style of "Hostel" and "High Tension." To escape her abusive foster home, headstrong 18-year-old Danielle Hitches a Ride with an affable psycho who calls himself Virgil and has an axe to grind against women based on his warped religious beliefs. She realizes she hasn't quite found her knight in shining armor when she awakens half-naked, chained to a post in Virgil's basement. As Virgil, puts Danielle through a sadistic "moral cleansing" of debauched torture sessions that could kill her at any moment, she must choose either to fight back or to become as inhuman and deranged as Virgil himself. What Virgil doesn't know is that Danielle may be more than up to the challenge of his psychotic head games.

Director: Samuel M. Johnson Writer: Samuel M. Johnson Stars: Maura Murphy, Chris Schleicher, David Alan Graf

Stoker (2013)

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Director: Chan-wook Park
Writers: Wentworth Miller, Erin Cressida Wilson (contributing writer)
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode

Vampires (1998)

A vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to endure sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter
Writers: John Steakley (novel), Don Jakoby (screenplay)
Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee
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'Twixt' Brings Nightmares to Social Media

Prepare to Get

New Website Reveals Nightmarish New Photos via Social Media!

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 22, 2013 - Now you can get rare access inside real peoples' nightmares and explore a chilling gallery of posts to Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram tagged with "#nightmare". Visit to experience the horrifying, and downright "twixted," nightmare:

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FEARnet Conjures Up 'Insidious' On Demand


FEARnet’s Broadcast Premiere of INSIDIOUS Coincides with
FilmDistrict’s Theatrical U.S. Release of INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 on Friday, September 13

SANTA MONICA, CA - July 22, 2013 - FEARnet has acquired the broadcast premiere rights to FilmDistrict’s hit supernatural chiller INSIDIOUS, becoming the first basic cable TV network to air the blockbuster film. INSIDIOUS will make its FEARnet debut on Sunday, September 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and can be viewed on VOD starting Wednesday, September 11 allowing viewers to be re-acquainted with the Lambert family and their demons before FilmDistrict’s theatrical release of the film’s sequel INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 on Friday, September 13.

INSIDIOUS – directed by James Wan and written by Leigh Whannell, the famed horror team behind SAW – stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne as Josh and Renai Lambert, parents whose son has fallen into a coma, following a mysterious incident in the attic. Things get much worse for the family, as their son’s illness leads to a terrifying encounter with malevolent ghouls, and a journey into the realm of the dead known as “The Further.” The film was released theatrically in the U.S. by FilmDistrict on April 1, 2011, and has grossed $97 million worldwide. With the picture’s reported $1.5 million budget, it has led to the film being called the most profitable film of 2011.

“As a Network, we are big fans of James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s work, so we’re very excited to add INSIDIOUS to the FEARnet lineup,” said Sarah Shannon, FEARnet’s Vice President of Programming and Network Operations. “It’s a true testament to the filmmakers that they can take a PG13 movie, and build this amazingly creepy aura that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.”

Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Ty Simpkins will reprise their roles in FilmDistrict’s INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 which James Wan, who directed INSIDIOUS, directed from a script written by Leigh Whannell who also wrote the first film.
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'I Am Dracula': A Retrospective

In 1931, the face of Horror would be changed forever as Carl Laemmle Jr. and Universal Studios introduced the world to two of their most famous monsters: Dracula and Frankenstein. DRACULA has secured its place in history not for its cinematic quality, but rather for being the first of a new era of monster movies that would dominate the genre for more than a decade. Its influence in shaping later films, however, can never be denied. Take a look back at the original Dracula, as well as Universal's many sequels and remakes in 'I Am Dracula': A Retrospective!

Dracula (1931)

After acquiring the deed to a private estate in London, the vampiric Count Dracula sets out into the night to extend his own life with the blood of his innocent victims. Dracula soon becomes enthralled with the beautiful Mina Seward, whose father owns the neighboring sanitarium. Fearing for his daughter's safety, Dr. Seward enlists the help of the renown Professor Van Helsing, who comes to the conclusion that the recent rash of deaths are somehow connected to Nosferatu, the vampire. It is up to Van Helsing to identify the vampire and stop him from entering young Mina into a world of eternal darkness!

It was decided early on that DRACULA would be adapted for the screen from the Broadway play of Bram Stoker's classic novel. Its roots in the theater are ever apparent, given the rigid performances by the cast and Tod Browning's listless direction. After the first act, the pacing suffers dramatically up until the anticlimactic ending. The absence of music is also quite apparent throughout the film, although the deathly silence sends shivers down the spine as Dracula and his brides first arise from the ancient graves. Atmospheric moments such as this and Dracula's grand descent down the ruinous castle stairway have helped to define the Gothic Horror genre.

Edward Van Sloan is very good as the calculative Professor Van Helsing, whereas Helen Chandler seems entirely detached and disinterested as Ms. Mina. Dwight Frye's portrayal of Dracula's deranged assistant Renfield is the most entertaining of the bunch, often recalling the exaggerated performances from the German Expressionist era.

What truly sets DRACULA apart is the man behind the monster: Bela Lugosi. The Hungarian-born actor had already won critical acclaim for his portrayal of the character on the stage, and although he was not the first choice for Browning's filmed version (a role that was originally intended for the great Lon Chaney), his legacy will be forever linked to this performance. Lugosi's thick Hungarian accent and countless charm mesmerize the audience just as they do the characters on screen. He is equally terrifying and captivating at the same time.

While the 1931 version of DRACULA is far from perfect, its historical and cultural significance on world cinema makes it a true classic. Bela Lugosi has since become an icon in the eyes of the public, which will continue to feed DRACULA's eternal life for centuries to come.

Rating: 8/10.

Dracula (Spanish Version, 1931)

While Universal's DRACULA was being filmed in the daylight hours, a lesser-known classic was also taking shape as night fell on the studio backlot. In almost every way (save for Bela Lugosi's iconic performance), the Spanish-language version of DRACULA is the superior film. Using the same costumes, script, and sets as the English version, it would seem that the end result would be very similar, however there are many distinct differences that set the two films apart. George Melford's DRACULA is filled with romanticized performances from each of the expressive cast members, lead by the beautiful and enchanting Lupita Tovar playing Eva Seward (this version's Mina). Likewise, Melford and cinematographer George Robinson explore each of the sets with more artful enthusiasm than the Browning/Freund team. Carlos Villarías would star as this version's Dracula, and while he is very good, some of his more comical movements and mannerisms may have resulted from his instructions to imitate Bela Lugosi's performance. Still, he brings an air of sophistication and menace of his own that allow him to excel in the role. The Spanish DRACULA cannot be overlooked by fans now that it is available in wide circulation, and it is should be considered right alongside the English version as a classic of its era.

Rating: 9/10.

Dracula's Daughter (1936)

With the bodies of Renfield and Count Dracula at his feet, Scotland Yard is forced to take Professor Van Helsing into police custody on murder charges. While he is being held, a mysterious woman entrances the guards and makes off with the body of the deceased Count. The woman is revealed to be Countess Zaleska - Dracula's daughter - who destroys her father's corpse in the hopes of freeing herself from his curse. After discovering that the curse has not yet left her, the Countess calls upon a renown psychiatrist to help dispel the evil that plagues her. DRACULA'S DAUGHTER is an odd choice as a follow up to the Gothic classic, but an interesting one nonetheless. Here we find a lonely and reluctant vampiress that is struggling with her own existence. She fights the urge to feed, but is unable to overcome her impulses to kill. Gloria Holden is enchanting with her stark features and hypnotic gaze, giving an excellent performance as the mistress of the night. She is joined by the slithery Irving Pichel as her assistant Sandor, whose sly, manipulative tone often pins him as the true villain of the film. Otto Kruger, on the other hand, does nothing to gain the audience's sympathies with his stagnant portrayal of Dr. Jeffrey Garth. DRACULA'S DAUGHTER is a good sequel that may only have benefited more as a standalone film.

Rating: 7/10.

Son of Dracula (1943)

A rich southern belle that is obsessed with the occult falls under the influence of the mysterious Count Alucard after visiting Budapest. Returning home, the two are quickly married and take over the family estate, but it would seem that Katherine has her own secret agenda for the Count! Eerie and atmospheric, SON OF DRACULA succeeds most with its incredible special effects, which take a huge leap forward from the previous films in the series. Here, Dracula transforms into a bat and a cloud of mist right before our very eyes! The fog-laden swamps of the Louisiana bayou also serve as a fine change of locale from London, giving the vampire reign over a brand new land. Director Robert Siodmak does a fine job here, with early elements of the Film Noir style seeping into the shadowy crime drama found in brother Curt's script. Lon Chaney Jr.'s performance as Dracula is as lifeless as the character he portrays. He does not capture the sophisticated aristocrat, but rather an oafish brute. Louise Allbritton, on the other hand, is a much more compelling lead, both a stark beauty and a manipulative con. SON OF DRACULA is a fitting sequel to Lugosi's original that is sure to impress fans of the classics!

Rating: 7/10.

House of Dracula (1945)

Count Dracula and the Wolf Man each arrive at the residence of Dr. Franz Edelmann in the hopes that he can determine the causes of their individual afflictions and rid them of their curses forever, but a failed blood transfusion infects the doctor with Dracula's evil. Meanwhile, Frankenstein's Monster is found encased in mud beneath the castle's cellar, and he is brought back to be recharged by the mad Dr. Edelmann. Will the monsters be cured, or has death returned to the small village of Visaria? HOUSE OF DRACULA serves as a direct sequel to Universal's HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, and is the last picture to feature the classic monsters outside of ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., and Glenn Strange each return in fine form, though it is Onslow Stevens who puts forth the strongest performance as the crazed Dr. Edelmann. The waning interest at the box office and decreased budget are both apparent, as the film frequently falls back on stock footage and recycled plot points in this final entry. Jack Pierce's make-up designs never fail to impress, however, and HOUSE OF DRACULA allows each of the monsters to go out with dignity. It is a fine bookend to Universal's original DRACULA series.

Rating: 7/10.

Dracula (1979)

Dracula returns in the 1979 retelling of the classic tale as directed by John Badham. This rendition, which was similarly adapted from the Broadway play by Deane and Balderston, has undergone a number of noticeable changes in the plot and characters to give the film a unique life of its own. Frank Langella stars as the infamous Count, bringing with him the same youthful exuberance and seductive charm that earned him a nomination for the Tony Awards on stage. His captivating screen presence and overt sexualization of the role make this a refreshing new take on the old familiar character. Langella is joined by film legends Donald Pleasence and Laurence Olivier as Dr. Jack Seward and Professor Van Helsing, along with Kate Nelligan, Trevor Eve, and Jan Francis. The battle of wills between Olivier and Langella in their first conflict exerts an enormous amount of power and tension that makes the screen tremble. DRACULA is also filled with thrilling special effects, including the villain's first vertical descent down the castle walls, and several transformations into wolf and bat. The image of the pale-faced and ruby-eyed Mina that is discovered feeding on the town's children is beyond terrifying. John Williams sets the mood with a chilling score as well. John Badham's DRACULA is often overlooked and highly underrated, and ranks among the best film versions of the character to date.

Rating: 9/10.

Dracula (1992)

Francis Ford Coppola gives the ageless vampire a terrifying new update in 1992's DRACULA. Coppola uniquely adapts the letters and journal entries from the original novel onto the screen in this stylish retelling. DRACULA may be the single most horrifying film of the 90's. Its lavish set pieces drip Gothic allure while its abominable creature designs have escaped from a world of nightmares. Why, then, did Coppola decide to drag it through the mud by hiring such an inappropriate cast? Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder couldn't have been worse choices as Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray. Judging by the film, one might think that Dracula drains his victims of talent. Their despondent performances dispel the romantic fantasy that is unraveling all around them. The great Anthony Hopkins has his hands in the matter too, with a boisterous take on Professor Van Helsing that comes across as a drunken fool. Despite his dramatic overacting, Gary Oldman proves himself the actor of the bunch, and puts forth a performance that is chilling to the bone. Just one look at his withered old Count is enough to make the skin crawl, and the buxom brides that stalk his chambers are none less frightening. From a visual standpoint, Francis Ford Coppola has directed a masterpiece of Gothic cinema, but for all of its lurid style and grace, DRACULA lacks soul.

Rating: 9/10.

See also: The Vampire (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958), Count Dracula's Great Love (1973), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1974).
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Stigmata (1999)

Biblical prophecy became extremely popular as we closed out the 20th century, bringing about several religious thrillers like END OF DAYS and STIGMATA, both of which starred THE USUAL SUSPECTS' Gabriel Byrne in 1999. STIGMATA follows the misfortunes of a hip young hairstylist who is suddenly overcome with the wounds of Christ, leaving one clergyman to fight the church as he seeks to discover her true purpose for being. While the subject matter involving the supposed "lost Gospel of Thomas" is intriguing, the method in which it is revealed to the audience is found to be severely lacking. The film's credibility is first lost due to the flashy, music video-style editing, and then to a weak lead performance by Patricia Arquette as Frankie. It becomes impossible to take either her or director Rupert Wainwright seriously, which is a shame for Gabriel Byrne, whose strong role as Father Andrew Kiernan is frequently overshadowed by the weaker elements in the film. Jonathan Pryce makes an appearance as Cardinal Daniel Houseman, as well, as he is forced to take part in the heavy-handed ending involving Catholic conspiracy theories. A little subtlety would have gone a long way in STIGMATA, but what we are left with is a soulless psychological thriller that never serves to scare.

Rating: 6/10.

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Do You Like Horror Movies #5

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Cujo (1983)

A chance breakdown in the dead of summer leaves Donna and her son stranded in front of a remote farmhouse, but dehydration and asphyxiation are only minor concerns compared to the rabid 200lb St. Bernard "Cujo" that refuses to let them leave their car. CUJO comes to life straight from the pages of Stephen King's terrifying novel with the help of ALLIGATOR director Lewis Teague. Like in JAWS, the central focus in CUJO revolves around building a solid character base between the troubled leads before the killer canine ever really steps into play, which adds far more weight to Donna and Tad's harrowing ordeal when they finally come face-to-face with him. The film is made that much more frightening because it is grounded in reality, as any viewer can relate to the innate fear of being attacked by a large, uncontrollable dog. Teague uses the same cross between live animal shots and convincing puppetry as he had in ALLIGATOR throughout the attack sequences, but neither would have the same effect if it were not for the chilling performance by his animal actor, Daddy. Although many attempts have been made to top CUJO's rabid fury, from mediocre entries like THE BREED to the sheer ridiculousness of ROTTWEILER, no other dog has come to take his place as the most frightening killer on four legs.

Rating: 8/10.

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'Twixt' Presents: 'Author ‘V’ices'


The Film Festival Favorite Starring Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning and Bruce Dern 
Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD July 23

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 20, 2013 - As much as writers are known for their literary talent they have also become famous for their surprising behavior outside of their work. From Edgar Allen Poe’s reported addiction of opium to Capote’s love of tap dancing, their personal lives are what influenced their collections known by generations. In Twixt, Val Kilmer plays an author that knows that all too well.

Kilmer plays novelist, Hall Baltimore, who uncovers a disturbing murder while traveling on a book tour. As he investigates the killing, he finds himself confronted by horrifying revelations and chilling nightmares, including the ghost of a young girl named “V” (Elle Fanning). As he uncovers more, Hall discovers the story has more to do with his own life than he could ever have imagined.

To celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film this week, we list some of the greatest authors and their vices; some might shock while others will be quite predictable:

J.D. Salinger- The notoriously private author is known to have written over 10 novels that are reportedly hidden in his house, but only published one, Catcher in the Rye in 1951. While he may have been private, his intense dedication to Zen Buddhism was public; the author would give a list of books about the religion, to read to his dates.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby author fashioned the many of his female characters after his unforgettable first love, Ginerva King. It’s said that despite his marriage to Zelda Fitzgerald, Ginerva remained the obsession throughout his career and life, most evident in the character, Daisy Buchanan.

Ernest Hemingway- There is much to say about the life and literature of Ernest Hemingway, but the most bizarre and interesting fact; his beloved collection of polydactyl, or multi-toed cats. The cats still reside at the Hemingway estate, now a museum, in Key West.

Charles Dickens- The author is known for classics like Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, both focusing on protagonist with difficult lives. In the mid 1800’s, Dickens recruited friends and associates to establish a shelter for women that provided shelter, food, and vocational training. Perhaps this inspiration from his literature came from his efforts to help those in need in real life.

Mark Twain- If you were born in the United States, chances are you’ve either read (or were forced to read in school) a novel by Mark Twain. While he’s considered one of the greatest American authors, not many know he was also an inventor. His most used invention: the bra strap clasp. The invention was meant to hold together loose and ill fitting clothes, and what could be more ill fitting than that?

Twixt is available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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Get 'Grabbed' By This New Clip!



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

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 20, 2013 - Kick off the weekend with a fresh pint and raise your glass for two new clips from IFC Midnight's new horror-comedy, GRABBERS! The film is available in select theaters, cable VOD and digital outlets starting today! When an alien invasion rocks Erin Island – a sleepy Irish fishing town, the residents learn that sobriety kills, and the only way to protect themselves… is to stay drunk. The film was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and is sure to become a midnight movie classic:

On Erin Island, an idyllic fishing village off the coast of Ireland, charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea, is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has arrived from the mainland. Not that there is much for them to do, aside from dealing with the occasional drunk, and that’s usually O’Shea himself. But strange doings are afoot: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry. It’s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub.

Jon Wright

Richard Coyle
Ruth Bradley
Russel Tovey
Lalor Roddy
David Pearse
Bronagh Gallagher
Pascal Scott

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New Clip Escapes from 'Apartment 1303 3D'!


First clip debuts in anticipation of the July 25th release!

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 20, 2013 - The first clip from Gravitas Ventures’ APARTMENT 1303 3D is now available online! The new film set to be one of the first indie titles to play in 3D in theatres and on Video on Demand simultaneously. It stars Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Rebecca De Mornay (“The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”), and Julianne Michelle (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”), written and directed by Michael Taverna. The film is based on a novel by Kei Ôishi and is a remake of a Japanese horror title of the same name. APARTMENT 1303 3D will be hitting theaters and cable/internet VOD on July 25th, and is currently available for pre-order and special pre-theatrical VOD:

After APARTMENT 1303 3D opens, the filmmakers will be hosting a trivia contest where one lucky fan will win a very unique, one-of-a-kind 3D movie poster from the film, valued at over $500. To be eligible, you must go LIKE the APARTMENT 1303 3D Official Facebook page, where the details of the contest will be announced next week.
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House of Voices (2004)

Pascal Laugier's first feature-length film could not be any more unlike his second, and unassuming fans are sure to be just as taken back by the director's unexpected subtlety and style in HOUSE OF VOICES as they are by the unrelenting violence and terror in MARTYRS. HOUSE OF VOICES is a traditional ghost story that flows from the same icy vein as Guillermo del Toro's THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE. It follows young Anna as she works to restore the recently-abandoned Saint Ange Orphanage along with two other servants. There is more than dust hiding behind the drapes, however, as she is soon confronted by the spirits that haunt the emptied hallways of the school. Pascal lends a painterly eye to the film's many beautiful compositions as he slowly unfolds this ghostly tale. Although we remain interested in Anna and her newfound friends, Judith and Helenka, the lengthy exposition never manages to build enough momentum to truly shock or terrify. We are there to hear Anna's story and watch her progression throughout the film, with any real horror kept as an afterthought to the development of her character. Such would be the case in Pascal's later entry, THE TALL MAN, as well. With this in mind, HOUSE OF VOICES can be appreciated for its beauty in character and design, if not for its ability to scare.

Rating: 7/10.

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Win One of Three 'I, Frankenstein' Posters!

Good. Evil. Immortal. Let the battle begin.

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 17, 2013 - To kick off Comic-Con 2013, Lionsgate has just released three brand new character posters for the action thriller, I, FRANKENSTEIN! Set in a dystopian present, angelic gargoyles and satanic demons are caught in a war for the ultimate power – the secret to immortality – and only Frankenstein's creation holds the key. From the producers of UNDERWORLD, this epic fight for immortality stars the incredible Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, and Yvonne Strahovski. Check out the posters NOW for the Good Gargoyle Order, the Evil Demons of Naberious, and the Immortal Adam, Frankenstein's monster.

Want one of three amazing new posters from the film, signed by the cast and crew? If you're a fan and won't be making it down to Comic-Con, you still have a chance to get your hands on one of these incredible characters! Head over to SlashFilm for Good, Comic Book Resources for Evil, and MTV Movies for Immortal poster to find out how you can win!

Even if you're not heading down to Comic-Con, you can still participate in the I, FRANKENSTEIN panel! Submit your questions online on the I, FRANKENSTEIN Facebook Page ( and your question may be asked at the panel on Saturday!


I, FRANKENSTEIN opens nationwide January 24, 2014!!
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Claustrophobic New Trailer for 'Crawl Bitch Crawl'

Experience the First Official Trailer for Horror/Sci-fi Film

Sales Representatives VMI Worldwide acquire distribution rights to the terrifying new film.

TULSA, OK - July 17, 2013 - Gritty, claustrophobic Independent Horror/Sci-fi film 'CRAWL BITCH CRAWL' directed by Oklahoma Ward releases its first OFFICIAL TRAILER! An elite security team assigned the task of protecting the last known woman who can become pregnant, find themselves caught in an endless claustrophobic underground tunnel system. The team soon learns - the real horror is not the unstoppable creature chasing them, but the ever growing smaller tunnel itself. The will to live for each member of the team gets challenged with the obstacle of a fourteen inch two thousand foot tunnel:

What horror fans are saying about CRAWL BITCH CRAWL...

"...Get through this horror tunnel..."
-Bloody Disgusting (Mr Disgusting)

"...A Fist-Clenching, Breath-Holding, Claustrophobic Thrill-Ride..."
-Yell! Magazine (Joanna Jaguar)

"Going to the counter and ordering a ticket to this film should be fun!"
-Horror Smorgasbord (Slowdeath77)

"...Breakout Actress Nicole Alonso...kicks some serious ass..."
-Yell Magazine (Joanna Jaguar)
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New Trailer Debuts for 'Intrusion:Disconnected'


There are no happy endings...

With A Special Introduction By Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis!

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 17, 2013 - Storytime Productions is proud to announce the full length trailer for Intrusion:Disconnected, an independently produced psychological horror and thriller movie. The film from Award winning writer/producer, Craig Everett Earl is directed by Award winning filmmaker Kyle Cates. James Houk (An Affirmative Act) serves as cinematographer and Carrie Cates (Summer League) as co-producer and editor. Octavia Earl, Jonathan Reece and Kelsey Forren are also co-producers to the film. Lead actress, Katie Stewart serves as executive producer:

Holly Jensen (Katie Stewart) has survived the traumatic experience of seeing most of her friends murdered as the rosebud serial killer had almost closed in on her too. Now, it's been nearly a year since his corpse was last seen being loaded into an ambulance truck after he had been inflicted with multiple stab wounds. However, Holly has slowly begun to witness actual signs that she might not have seen the last of that ruthless killer. This intense, psychological thriller follows Holly through her arduous journey in order to find final closure... especially now with the body count starting to rise once again and with Holly's mental stability slowing slipping away, she is now sure the killer is still alive!

Release Date & Running Time To Be Announced Shortly!

Just in case you did not know...
The screenplay for INTRUSION:DISCONNECTED has already won "best screenplay" at the Fright Night Film Festival, received "5 out of 5" reviews from acclaimed critics and multiple Finalist, Semi-Finalist and official selection acknowledgements.
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'Harold's Going Stiff' This August!



“The Nicest Zombie You’ll Ever Meet”

Comic “Mockumentary” available in Select Theaters and on VOD August 20

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 17, 2013 - Level 33 Entertainment is proud to announce the release of the award-winning zombie-themed “mockumentary” feature film HAROLD’S GOING STIFF. An official selection of 19 International Film Festivals and recipient of the Narrative Feature Award at the Austin Film Festival, HAROLD’S GOING STIFF will have a multi-platform release on August 20th including select theaters nationwide and on VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, PlayStation and XBOX available for rental (check platforms for pricing) or purchase at an SRP of $14.99:

Written and directed by Keith Wright and produced in the U.K. by Richard Guy, HAROLD’S GOING STIFF stars newcomers Stan Rowe and Sarah Spencer in performances which has called “a real triumph.”

HAROLD’S GOING STIFF takes place in grey-skied, rural England and centers on Harold (Rowe) who is suffering from a new disease that is slowly transforming him into a zombie. A young, lonely nurse, Penny (Spencer), is sent to help ease the symptoms of Harold's frightening illness and they quickly and unexpectedly become very close. After an experimental treatment fails, Harold's condition deteriorates rapidly and the two end up on the run from a group of violent vigilantes seeking to rid their town of zombies.

Theatrical venues for HAROLD’S GOING STIFF include the The FilmBar in Phoenix, AZ; Viva Cinema in Houston, TX; Jumpcut Café in Los Angeles and several other locations nationwide.
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Poster Revealed for Horror Convention Documentary 'Fantasm'

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 17, 2013 - Director Kyle Kuchta is excited to reveal the official theatrical poster for his forthcoming horror convention documentary, Fantasm. The film explores the bonds formed by the close-knit community of fans who attend horror conventions. In addition to a variety of devoted genre fans, Fantasm features insight from several popular horror actors and filmmakers, including Tom Atkins (Escape from New York), Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger), Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) and more.

After being shot at six different conventions throughout the country, Fantasm is currently in post-production. "The film is being submitted to festivals and conventions," Kuchta elaborates. "We're really excited to be releasing it in the fall when the convention season and the horror community are thriving full-force."

For more information on Fantasm, visit the documentary on Facebook and Twitter.
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The New 'Insidious 2' Poster Will Move You!

Directed by James Wan
Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins

FilmDistrict Will Release INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 in Theaters September 13, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 17, 2013 - The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Read The Full Post HERE!

Hannibal Rising (2007)

Experience the origin of evil in a prequel to RED DRAGON and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS entitled HANNIBAL RISING! Young Hannibal Lecter seeks revenge against the men that slaughtered his family during the Second World War, where he received his first taste of death and destruction. The latest adaptation from the popular Thomas Harris series of novels comes care of director Peter Webber, who does a fine job painting the period in various colors of shame and despair. He has also armed himself with a talented cast, but one for which there is no hope. We are faced with villains on either side, both in the case of the desperate Nazi allegiants, and in the bloodthirsty Hannibal Lecter. French actor Gaspard Ulliel is all-consuming in the role of young Hannibal, losing himself in what would be considered a truly terrifying performance had it not been taken to such outrageous lengths. He is still quite enjoyable, and often recalls the great Anthony Hopkins in his pure, unfettered evil. Webber walks a fine line between the suspense thriller and an outright horror film, but comes out on top with another frightfully engaging entry in to the Hannibal Lecter series.

Rating: 7/10.


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Official Trailer and Poster Released for '36 Saints'

In theaters September 6th from Active Fox Productions

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 15, 2013 - 36 Saints follows two detectives (Franky G and Jeffrey De Serrano) who are convinced that a serial killer on the loose in Manhattan is basing his crimes on the belief that every generation has 36 righteous individuals who live among us, where, with all of them gone, the world would fall into darkness. It is a race against time for the detectives to stop the murders and find the last of the 36 Saints before the killer does:

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'5 Souls' Arrive on DVD August 6th!

Inception Media Group Proudly Presents

What Would You do to Save Your Life?

Devilish Thriller Available on DVD Aug. 6th

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 15, 2013 - A man discovers the eternal consequences of making a pact with the Devil in 5 Souls, coming to DVD Aug. 6 from Inception Media Group. When Noah mysteriously falls into a coma following a routine doctor’s visit, he awakens in a hospital to find a strange man waiting at the foot of his bed. The eerie visitor presents him with a Faustian deal … kill five people to reconcile his life’s misdeeds and live, or decline the offer and die:

As Noah proceeds with his grim assignment and begins to collect the fifth and final soul, he learns that his pact may have eternally horrifying consequences … But how far is he willing to go to save his own life?

5 Souls is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 (1.85:1) and 5.1 digital surround sound.
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Warm Bodies (2013)

A zombie's lifeless existence is given new meaning when he rescues a beautiful young girl from the ravening hordes. He begins feeding off of her raw energy and emotion, as his humanity is slowly restored. Unfortunately, the two star-crossed lovers are now caught in the middle of a war between the living and the dead, and one that neither side will be ready to back down from despite 'R's sudden 'change of heart.' The newest zom-rom-com arrives in the form of WARM BODIES, an undead take on Romeo and Juliet from 2013. While the concept certainly showed promise, WARM BODIES' interesting premise quickly devolves in to a dull and sadly uninspired comedy that has been tamed down for under-aged audiences. 'R's ability to regain motor function is hastened quite quickly in order to progress the plot, not to mention the hordes of other zombies that are suddenly evoked by his new found love. There is little chemistry between Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer, either, and fantasy elements aside, the idea of kissing a zombie never seems very appealing. Forget the wit, this is definitely no SHAUN OF THE DEAD. The anti-romance ends up far outweighing the elements of comedy or horror, so what we are left with is an unromantic teen drama with a few zombies scattered throughout. Unfortunately, WARM BODIES will leave you cold.

Rating: 6/10.

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'The Creature Walks Among Us': A 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' Retrospective

Although he was the last of the Universal Monsters to make his silver screen debut, the Gill Man is certainly not least when it comes to classic terror and monster mayhem! 'The Creature' was an overnight success despite the downward progression of many of Universal's other monster movies, and the series would spawn two more sequels before returning to the deep. Take a trip back to the lagoon in 'The Creature Walks Among Us': A 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' Retrospective!

The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Dr. Carl Maia assembles an expedition into the Amazon to uncover a fossil that he believes to be the missing link between fish and man, but as they soon find out, this species is all but extinct! The last of the Universal Monsters comes to life as The Gill Man in THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON from 1954! Originally filmed in eye-popping 3-D, the film is better known for its stunning underwater photography that brings an alien world to life just beneath the surface of the lagoon. The incredible full-body makeup designs that were created by Millicent Patrick and Bud Westmore even outperform many of Jack Pierce's original creations, particularly as the creature gasps for air after breaching the surface. When he is not clawing at victims with an outstretched hand, the creature performs in an impressive underwater ballet that is filled with thrills and chills as he struggles with the other divers and takes off after an unsuspecting Kay. THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON becomes another contemporary adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" that calls back to the great KING KONG, where a primitive monster looks to take a beautiful young woman as its bride. In a decade filled with Science Fiction flops and rubber monster mayhem, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON stands high above the rest, and upholds the superior quality of Universal's bygone era.

Rating: 9/10.

Revenge of the Creature (1955)

The Gill Man is captured and put on display at an ocean-themed amusement park in Florida, but the tank is unable to hold him for long, and it soon escapes to seek its revenge! Mankind pays the ultimate price for trying to control nature in REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, starring John Agar and Lori Nelson. The Creature wants nothing more than to be left alone in its Amazonian habitat, but instead, it is forced into captivity and subjected to a number of questionable scientific experiments. The film is divided in to two distinct parts, with the second half of the story revolving around the military officials and their hunt for the Creature after it kidnaps the beautiful young science student, Helen. The creature effects and costuming are up to par with the original, although the terror and suspense are limited to the underwater scenes shared by Agar and Nelson. They are competent enough in their roles, though they hold less appeal than Richard Carlson and Julie Adams. REVENGE OF THE CREATURE is an entertaining but average sequel that will still hold up for most monster fans.

Rating: 7/10.

The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Another band of irreverent scientists heads deep into the Amazon to capture the Gill-Man once again, this time with the intent of jump starting the creature's evolution. The experiment is a startling success, but the creature is horribly burned in the process, and sheds its damaged scales to reveal an eerily human undercoat. For a time, its training and conditioning seem to be paying off, but the observant creature also absorbs man's cruelty in the process, and sets off on a destructive rampage back to the sea in the thrilling climax. The third and final installment in THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON trilogy shares the same strengths and weaknesses as the two preceding films. As always, it begins with a tedious river voyage through the Amazon that is more dreadfully boring than ever as the supposed scientists spew out the usual pseudo-scientific babble. We are privileged to more terrific underwater photography in the same style as before, up until the creature is captured and burned. From here, things take an ethical and philosophical turn as the men attempt to take the beast out of the jungle, but fail to take the jungle out of the beast. The drama that unfolds between the controlling Dr. Barton and his philandering wife does little for the plot besides setting up an excuse for the creature's monstrous rampage in the end. Don Megowan does an excellent job at conveying raw emotion through the creature's thick make-up, lending the Gill-Man a much needed sense of empathy and remorse. This is especially true in the closing scene as he returns to the sea. A certain improvement over the first sequel, THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US is a strange but interesting choice as the series closer.

Rating: 7/10.

See Also: Humanoids from the Deep (1980), The Lorelei's Grasp (1976), Island of the Fishmen (1979), The Monster Squad (1987).
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Scarecrows (1988)

SCARECROWS is a dark and mean-spirited late-80's Slasher with a supernatural twist that generates successful scares and atmospheric suspense using a small cast and only a single shooting location. The film begins shortly after a daring robbery, when a group of elite military thieves become stranded at a remote farmhouse during their run for the border. As they attempt to recover their loot, the demonic forces at work outside in the corn fields set in to destroy them for their evil deeds. William Wesley creates a large feel to the cramped production by incorporating the soldier's hi-tech equipment into the storytelling. In slower expository moments when the characters become separated, the pacing and suspense are maintained over their radio headsets as their terrifying encounters are relayed over the airwaves. Wesley also makes use of their night vision goggles and rifle scopes in a number of first-person shots that are filled with frights! On top of the unique filming, SCARECROWS packs in a great deal of unexpected gore, with everything from a bloody decapitation to several dismembered limbs, a knife through the skull, a pitchfork through the hand, and several sickles through the leg. It also hits on several psychological terrors, where the mocking voices of friends and loved ones call to the soldiers from the darkness and lure them out into the fields. Later, the corpses of the fallen soldiers return to taunt their remaining comrades in order to drive them slowly insane. With creepy costuming and blackened sets, SCARECROWS drives home a constant feeling of dread and an unsettling mood. The film is only crippled by its short run-time and weak performances, but it ranks closely with INTRUDER as one of the better late-80's Slashers in the genre.

Rating: 7/10.

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