4 Dead Girls (2012)

Lily and her friends finally get a place of their own after renting a house off campus, but there is a sinister evil that lurks within that is looking to consume their very souls! 4 DEAD GIRLS is just a terrible film. A really terrible film. We start with a cast of untrained actresses who spend more time undressing than rehearsing their lines. Mike Campbell and Todd Johnson manage to make nudity unappealing and boring through the lengthy and pointless sex scenes. The Soul Taker can't quite capture souls of the clean and pure of heart, though, can he? Abysmal special effects, poorly written characters, and it is impossible to take Mike Campbell seriously as the villain. No group of girls would ever be willing to move into a fully furnished home with only a suitcase full of personal belongings, either. 4 DEAD GIRLS, but no potential audience.

Rating: 2/10.

Movies like 4 DEAD GIRLS:
THE AZTEC BOX, ABERRATION, ALL NIGHT LONG.

Buy 4 DEAD GIRLS Online:


Watch the 4 DEAD GIRLS Trailer:

Read The Full Post HERE!

Halloween (1978)

Although HALLOWEEN is credited as being the prototype for the modern Slasher picture, we find that it hardly shares anything in common with films like FRIDAY THE 13TH or MY BLOODY VALENTINE. These films strictly rely on shock and exploitation over a growing tension and suspense, and are modeled far more closely after the Italian efforts like BAY OF BLOOD or BLOOD AND BLACK LACE. John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN is in a class unto itself. It is an experiment in terror that continues to haunt audiences nearly forty years after its initial release.

HALLOWEEN follows a young group of teens who are stuck babysitting on this frightful night. Unbeknownst to them, an escaped lunatic has broken free from the local sanitarium, and has made his way back to the small town of Haddonfield with the fretful Dr. Loomis hot on his trail. As each of the teens settle in for the night, the masked killer makes his approach, knife in hand. The boogeyman is real.

With HALLOWEEN, John Carpenter has demonstrated a complete control over film as an art form. From his specific use of color to the chilling score, Carpenter marries each of the individual elements within the medium to produce a growing sense of suspense and an oppressive mood that carries us through until the final frame of the film. Lighting is key in HALLOWEEN. We see the juxtaposition of Michel Myers' white mask contrasted against the absolute darkness of the hallways in each of the houses, warning us of his presence. Carpenter does something more with each death, as well. Not a single drop of blood needs to be shed for us to feel the sheer impact of each of the murders. Myers strikes with a ferocity that is unmatched by any other killer within the genre, yet there is a macabre beauty to each death as he admires his handiwork. The murder of Bob, in particular, is shocking in its simplicity, but nonetheless brutal and unexpected.

Haddonfield could be any town in Midwestern America, a look that producer Debra Hill strove to achieve when staging the film. This is no remote hotel. We have left the misty graveyards of Eastern Europe. Death has finally found us in our own backyards. Not only that, but it is our friends or our children that are now at risk. Jamie Lee Curtis plays the quiet girl next door perfectly as Laurie Strode, a seemingly fragile and vulnerable character than is forced into action when faced with certain death. She is the progenitor of the "final girl," the sinless virgin who is the only one left to defend us against this faceless evil. Donald Pleasence stars in his defining role as Dr. Sam Loomis, who is really quite maniacal in his own right, as well. Loomis is convinced that Myers is a being of pure evil, and that his must be stopped at any cost. As we will continue to see later in the series, Loomis is willing to take any risk to capture and kill Michael, though his methods are often called into question. Evil, itself, takes the shape of Nick Castle, whose imposing stature and expressive use of body language give Michael Myers a terrifying personality that is as cold and soulless as the knife that he wields.

Although John Carpenter has generously borrowed from earlier films like BLACK CHRISTMAS, HALLOWEEN is still given credit for establishing many of the defining characteristics that make up the Slasher genre. It is perhaps the purest and most unadulterated form of any Slasher film, cutting away the unnecessary elements of sex and gore to make room for the more effective moments of unbridled terror. HALLOWEEN is every bit the classic that it has been made out to be, and it has been director John Carpenter's finest achievement.

Rating: 10/10.

Movies like HALLOWEEN:
MALEVOLENCE, FRIDAY THE 13TH, PSYCHO, BAY OF BLOOD, HOUSE OF THE DEVIL.

Buy HALLOWEEN Online:


Watch the HALLOWEEN Trailer:

Read The Full Post HERE!

Scenic Route (2013)

What starts off as an innocent road trip turns into a struggle for survival when Mitchell and Carter's truck breaks down off of an isolated road deep in the desert. The two are forced to confront their own failures as tempers flair and accusations fly while awaiting any signs of salvation. Kevin and Michael Goetz take us down the SCENIC ROUTE in this gripping psychological thriller that tears at the soul. As lifelong friends, Mitchell and Carter are able to dissect each others' lives with clinical precision, taking vicious stabs at one another for minor faults and major life choices. These are real characters with real thoughts and emotions, and it shows. Kyle Killen's keen scripting comes flying off of the page as Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler lose themselves in their characters and tear into each other emotionally and physically. We see plenty of heart in here, as well, when the two are finally able to set aside their differences and rely on each other for strength in a hopeless situation. The next time you are out looking for a fast-paced and engaging psychological thriller, we suggest that you take the SCENIC ROUTE!

Rating: 8/10.

Movies like SCENIC ROUTE:
OPEN WATER, FROZEN, ADRIFT, BURIED.

Own SCENIC ROUTE Today:


Watch the SCENIC ROUTE Trailer:

Read The Full Post HERE!

'Forgetting the Girl' in Theaters October 11th!

RAM RELEASING PRESENTS
FORGETTING THE GIRL

In Select Theaters and On Demand October 11, 2013!

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 29, 2013 - Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, seeking a girl who can help him with the endeavor. Unfortunately, all his encounters with the opposite sex inevitably go afoul, creating more awkward experiences than he can cope with. As Kevin is forced to take desperate measures, the tightly-woven thriller slowly boils under the surface, until it unleashes in an unsettling climax that will not be easily forgotten.

FORGETTING THE GIRL was written by award-winning novelist Peter Moore Smith, directed by first-time director Nate Taylor, and stars Christopher Denham (ARGO, SHUTTER ISLAND), Lindsay Beamish (SHORT BUS), Paul Sparks (Boardwalk Empire, MUD), and Anna Camp (PITCH PERFECT, THE HELP). The film has a running time of 85 minutes and is not rated by the MPAA.

RAM Releasing will release FORGETTING THE GIRL in select theaters, on cable VOD, Amazon Instant and iTunes on Friday, October 11.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Experience 'Jug Face' October 15th on Blu-ray and DVD!

MVD Entertainment Group and Modern Distributors
Set October 15th for Domestic DVD and Blu-ray Release
of Horror-Thriller

JUG FACE

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 29, 2013 - MVD Entertainment Group and Modern Distributors announced today that the Slamdance Film Festival favorite JUG FACE, written and directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 15th, 2013. The film was produced by Andrew van den Houten (“Funeral Kings,” ‘’The Woman”) and Robert Tonino (‘’Home Movie,” “The Girl Next Door”) for Modernciné, and stars Lauren Ashley Carter (“The Woman”), Sean Bridgers (“Deadwood”), Sean Young (“Blade Runner”), Larry Fessenden (“You’re Next”) and Daniel Manche (“The Girl Next Door”). The film was executive produced by Lucky McKee, Arrien Schiltkamp and Loren Semmens. JUG FACE won the Slamdance Grand Prize Screenwriting Award in 2011 and debuted as a Special Screening selection at this year’s festival. The critically acclaimed film was released nationally in theaters on August 9th. This marks the first title under the newly minted home video output deal between Modern Distributors and MVD Entertainment Group.

The deal was negotiated by Ed Seaman, C.O.O. and General Manager FOR MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP and Andrew van den Houten, CEO of both Modernciné and Modern Distributors.

Ada, her family and a small isolated backwoods community worship a mysterious pit. The pit has the power to heal and protect all who honor it but at a deadly price...it demands an occasional sacrifice. The pit communicates through the local potter who, while in a trance, crafts ceramic jugs that carry the face of a person to be sacrificed to the entity that lives within it. Ada has a secret about the latest jug face that she's determined to keep hidden but the pit demands a sacrifice and unleashes an evil onto the community until it gets who it really wants.

“We are honored to be working with Modernciné and Andrew van den Houten. They have a commitment to bringing us high quality films like Jug Face, and we are looking forward to sustained high integrity content together in the coming years,” said Ed Seaman of MVD Entertainment Group.

“Jug Face is unlike anything being released into a marketplace that is fraught with sequels and remakes. Chad Crawford Kinkle’s originality and voice allow for an unexpected and welcomed addition to the horror genre,” said Andrew van den Houten, producer.

Modernciné most recently debuted the much anticipated horror comedy ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE, directed by Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival as the opening night film for the 25th Anniversary Midnight Madness screening section.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Image Acquires US Rights to 'All Cheerleaders Die'

Image Entertainment Picks Up All US Rights
to the Midnight Madness Thriller

ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE

From Directors Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson at Toronto

Caitlin Stasey and Sianoa Smit-McPhee Starrer to have theatrical release this spring.

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 29, 2013 - Image Entertainment announced today that they have acquired all US rights to ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE, the high school-set comedy horror- thriller written and directed by Lucky McKee (“May,” “The Woman”) and Chris Sivertson (“The Lost,” “I Know Who Killed Me”) that premiered this year as the opening night film in the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film was produced by Andrew van den Houten (‘’Funeral Kings,” “The Woman”) and Robert Tonino (‘’The Woman,” “In the Family”) from Modernciné and stars Caitlin Stasey (“Reign,” “Tomorrow When the War Began”), Sianoa Smit-McPhee (“Hung”), and introduces Tom Williamson. Executive producing is Arrien Schiltkamp. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release in spring 2014.

When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Mäddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Mäddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller - a loner who claims to practice the dark arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Mäddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape.

The deal was brokered by Mark Ward, Jess De Leo and Bill Bromiley from Image Entertainment and Ben Weiss from Paradigm and Andrew van den Houten from Modern Distributors on behalf of the financiers of the picture.

“Working with Modernciné, Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson on ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE is going to be a blast. We are huge fans of the film and think both of these filmmakers have distinct voices and see the franchise potential for this wonderfully colorful collaboration,” said Ward from Image Entertainment.

“Working in conjunction with Ben Weiss from Paradigm to secure and negotiate distribution for ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE has been a pleasure. Image Entertainment, with the keen eye of Mark Ward, has been a home for our films in the past. They especially know how to market and sell genre. Now that they have acquired our largest and most commercial project to date, we are incredibly confident they will hit it out of the park,” said Andrew van den Houten, producer and co-rep on the film.

Recent projects for Modernciné include JUG FACE, the critically-acclaimed Slamdance favorite written and directed by Chad Crawford Kinkle which was released theatrically by Modern Distributors in August. Previous to that, they produced the audience favorite FUNERAL KINGS, which debuted as an official selection at last year’s SXSW Film Festival.

Caitlin Stasey is repped by UTA and Magnolia Management, Sianoa Smit-McPhee by ICM and the Schiff Company, and Tom Williamson by Rothman Patino Andres Entertainment. Additionally, Chris Sivertson is repped by CAA, Aperture Entertainment, and Sloss Law, and Lucky McKee by Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Brutal Massacre (2007)

BRUTAL MASSACRE is Stevan Mena's ode to the Horror genre, its filmmakers, and its fans. Coming off of the underground success of his Slasher hit MALEVOLENCE, Mena decided to move on to Comedy, using the "Mockumentary" shooting style made popular in The Office to deliver his story. This film-within-a-film finds Horror director Harry Penderecki on the shoot of his comeback picture, BRUTAL MASSACRE, where anything that can go wrong, does go wrong. With no money, less talent, and limited time, this rag-tag team of filmmakers must come together to finish the project and save their careers! BRUTAL MASSACRE boasts an impressive line-up of familiar genre faces and an incredibly witty script that falls just short of genius. David Naughton (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) leads as the inspired but utterly helpless Harry Penderecki, while being joined by Ellen Sandweiss and Besty Baker (THE EVIL DEAD), Gunnar Hansen (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), Ken Foree (DAWN OF THE DEAD), and many others. Mena uses the light tone to make clever strikes at the film industry, commenting on many of the toughest issues facing struggling filmmakers who are forced to compromise their integrity and vision in order to earn financial backing. At the same time, he also pokes fun at many directors' overwhelming sense of self-importance and pretentious attitudes towards their own films, which is best shown when Harry is found deflecting accusations of misogyny and gratuitous violence with meaningless psychobabble. Though the writing is very smart, the timing and dry deliveries often undermine the humor, but genre fans will enjoy seeing their idols in some of their sillier performances. While it may not be perfect, BRUTAL MASSACRE is an entertaining reflection on the genre that is sure to appeal to the Horror fans for whom it was intended.

Rating: 7/10.

If you liked BRUTAL MASSACRE, check out:
AMERICAN MOVIE, BEHIND THE MASK, THE LAST HORROR MOVIE.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Night of the Demon (1957)

Jacques Tourneur, director of both CAT PEOPLE and I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE, delivers this top-rate psychological thriller from 1957 that is just as shocking and powerful today as it was at the time of its release. NIGHT OF THE DEMON follows Dr. Holden as he arrives in London for a seminar in which he hopes to disprove the existence of witchcraft in modern society. It is here that he quickly incurs the wrath of a local warlock, who places a demonic curse over his head just as he had done to Dr. Holden's friend just a week earlier. Holden refuses to give in to the same superstition and fear that seized his friend's heart in an icy death grip, but as the date of his supposed death draws nearer, he grows increasingly alarmed by the odd occurrences that are unfolding all around him.

It has long been debated whether or not Tourneur originally intended to reveal demon to the audience rather than subtly alluding to its presence, which may have been a decision that was influenced by the film's producers under the same circumstances that occurred in CAT PEOPLE. In spite of this possibility, the towering beast that steps out of the smoke in NIGHT OF THE DEMON has become one of the most frightening and memorable creations in classic Horror. Its earth-shattering appearances at the beginning and end of the film are fearsome spectacles of special effects and costuming.

While NIGHT OF THE DEMON does function as a chilling creature-feature, Tourneur succeeds on a much larger scale in creating a brilliantly-crafted mystery that builds itself around the themes of auto-suggestion and mass hysteria. By placing the medieval ingredients of black magic and demonology into a modern, real-world setting, he is able to contrast superstition and science, leaving it up to the viewer to decide whether the unfortunate victims have given in to hypnotic suggestion and fear, or whether the gates of hell have literally opened to unleash one of their fiery spawn. Had the physical embodiment of the beast been removed entirely from the picture, it may have proven to be even more effective in this regard.

The exceptionally spooky atmosphere and spine-tingling mood that can be found all throughout CAT PEOPLE and I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE are ever-present in NIGHT OF THE DEMON. Tourneur's dark forests are drowned in ethereal lighting and a creeping mist that recall the Gothic settings of the Universal classics. An increasing sense of dread permeates from each of the characters as simple coincidence begins to give way to fate. Dana Andrews and Niall MacGinnis are superb opposite one another, one being the skeptic and the other being the true believer. Their final confrontation aboard the train offers a clever exchange between the characters that is rife with humor and suspense.

Jacques Tourneur proves, once again, that he is a master in his field, and NIGHT OF THE DEMON is one of the greatest accomplishments in the genre.

Rating: 10/10.

If you liked NIGHT OF THE DEMON, check out:
CAT PEOPLE, I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE, DRAG ME TO HELL.

Read The Full Post HERE!

This 'All Hallow's Eve' Will Be a Scream!

RLJ/Image Entertainment Presents
Available on DVD and VOD on October 29, 2013.

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 25, 2013 - Beautiful, unsuspecting Sarah is looking forward to a quiet Halloween night at home with the two young teens she’s babysitting. Then, she discovers an unmarked old VHS videotape in one of the kid’s bags of candy. On the tape: a series of wildly outlandish tales of murder, torture and unearthly mayhem, all somehow linked to a diabolical clown-from-hell. As each tale ratchets up the terror, bizarre phenomena begin to occur in the house, as Sarah discovers that the grimacing, white-faced clown on the video may be saving his most horrific All Hallows’ Eve treat… just for her.


CAST: Catherine Callahan, Katie Maguire, Marie Maser

DIRECTOR: Damien Leone
Read The Full Post HERE!

Get Halloween Started Early with FEARtober!

FEARnet KICKS OFF THE HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN THIS OCTOBER WITH
FEARtober: 31 DAYS OF TREATS

FEATURING MOVIES, EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOADS, GIVEAWAYS AND MORE
EVERY DAY, ALL MONTH LONG

SANTA MONICA, CA - September 25, 2013 - FEARnet is taking over the Halloween scene this October, with “FEARtober: 31 Days of Treats,” serving up 31 days of movies, short films, exclusive downloadable content, polls, and prizes, highlighted by the fan-favorite 24-hour TRICK ‘R TREAT Marathon on Thursday, October 31.

Putting a unique twist on holiday traditions, FEARnet has created an online advent calendar detailing the multitude of offerings fans can enjoy as they count down to Halloween. Throughout the month, fans will be able to head to FEARnet.com for Halloween polls, free themed movies, and downloadable content featuring TRICK ‘R TREAT and TALES FROM THE CRYPT-themed pumpkin carving stencils, as well as e-cards and paper dolls depicting TRICK ‘R TREAT’s iconic pint-sized mascot, Sam. The website will also be streaming a variety of short films, including a series of shorts made exclusively for FEARnet by TRICK ‘R TREAT creator Michael Dougherty, illustrating the rules of Halloween, and the gruesome consequences that await those who choose to ignore them.

Additionally, with the Free Stuff FEARtober Sweepstakes, fans will be able to enter for a chance to win daily giveaways, with prizes such as DVDs of TALES FROM THE CRYPT (Oct. 2), the FRIDAY THE 13th Collection (Oct. 13), and the SAW Box Set (Oct. 26); GEARS OF WAR 3 and BIOSHOCK videogames (Oct. 24); a special TRICK ‘R TREAT giveaway (Oct. 31); and much more! There will also be a “Day of the Dead” Sweepstakes from Tuesday, Oct. 1 to Monday, Nov. 4, with a loaded prize pack featuring a 40” LED EX620 Smart TV and a Bloggie Touch Camera.

On FEARnet’s linear channel, viewers will be able to enjoy a crop of genre hits to get them into the Halloween spirit. Featured films include the beloved ‘80s classic THE MONSTER SQUAD (Oct. 6), as a group of preteens must save their town—and the world—from a team of horror’s greatest villains; the found-footage shocker THE LAST EXORCISM (Oct. 16), about a fraudulent preacher who finds the Devil in the details; DETENTION, starring Dane Cook and Josh Hutcherson, a genre-bender that mixes high school drama with slasher flick thrills and time travel; the supernatural smash, INSIDIOUS, about parents (Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne) whose son is trapped in the realm of the dead known as “The Further”; and TRICK ‘R TREAT (Oct. 31), the acclaimed anthology series where killers, ghouls, and werewolves converge for Halloween night mischief.
Read The Full Post HERE!

'Plush' Stalks the Horror Aisle This October

MILLENNIUM ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
PLUSH

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 25, 2013 - Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce the DVD release of PLUSH. The film was directed by award-winning director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen, Red Riding Hood) and stars Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, The Uninvited), Cam Gigandet (Twilight, The Roommate, Easy A), Xavier Samuel (TheTwilight Saga: Eclipse, The Loved Ones), and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer, House of Sand and Fog). PLUSH will be released theatrically on September 13, 2013 in 10 markets nationwide and will be available on DVD for an SRP of $19.99 on October 15, 2013. It will also be available on VOD and Early EST on October 15, 2013.

After losing her band mate and brother to a drug overdose, rising rock star Hayley finds herself in a downward spiral. The new album from her band Plush is received as a critical and commercial disaster. She finds new hope and friendship in Enzo, the replacement guitarist who inspires her to reach new creative heights. But soon their collaboration crosses the line and Hayley, who is married with two children, retreats from Enzo's advances. As Hayley slowly discovers Enzo's dark and troubled history, she realizes she may have let a madman into her home and that her mistake may cost the lives of people closest to her.

From Catherine Hardwicke, the award-winning director of TWILIGHT, and Jason Blum, the producer of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, INSIDIOUS and THE PURGE, PLUSH stars Emily Browning (THE HOST, SUCKER PUNCH), Cam Gigandet (TWILIGHT, EASY A), Xavier Samuel (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE) and Frances Fisher (TITANIC, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG) and will be released on September, 13th 2013.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Evil Comes Home in 'Dark Touch' This September!

Marina De Van Gives Us
Available in Select Theaters and VOD Starting September 27th!

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 25, 2013 - Prepare yourself for suspense with IFC Midnight's latest film, DARK TOUCH. French filmmaker Marina De Van's (In My Skin) latest eerie and intense thriller dives straight into the darkness that can possess a child's heart. In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Neve finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, the police ignore Neve’s explanation that the house is the culprit.

What does evil look like? Find out in the new trailer:


An official selection at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, DARK TOUCH opens in select theaters, and will be available on cable VOD and digital outlets (including iTunes and SundanceNow) starting September 27th.
Read The Full Post HERE!

'The Good, the Bad, and the Undead' Shoots for 2014 Release!

Wonder Works Films Presents
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNDEAD

A new vision of Horror from director Christopher Coffel

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 25, 2013 - Works Films is pleased to announce The Good, the Bad and the Undead, the third film the production company currently has lined up for 2014 as part of their commitment to bring horror fans a full slate of horror entertainment for the upcoming year. The script, penned by Christopher Coffel (On the Count of 3, Must Love Horror), was recently finalized and the early stages of pre-production have begun.

“It’s basically Rio Bravo with zombies,” says Coffel, who will also serve as executive producer along with Mekaiela Rey. Production on The Good, the Bad and the Undead is set to begin immediately after Wonder Works Films wraps up shooting on Must Love Horror and Sin Her Scared.

Wonder Works Films, part of the producing team behind Sinister, is led by CEO and owner Joseph Bechor.

For further information please contact Christopher.Coffel@gmail.com and follow Wonder Works Films on Twitter @WonderWorksFilm.
Read The Full Post HERE!

New Stills Escape the 'Circus of the Dead'!

STEP RIGHT UP TO VIEW THE FIRST TERRIFYING IMAGES FROM
CIRCUS OF THE DEAD

From the Director of Doll Boy.

ODESSA, TX - September 25, 2013 - Actor Bill Oberst Jr. (Children of Sorrow) has recently wrapped a lead role as a necrophiliac clown in Circus of the Dead. Several early stills from the film have been released of Oberst Jr. and others, courtesy of director Billy Pon. The film’s story involves a deadly circus and a group of sadistic clowns; these clowns want to play some games, with those they have captured. Circus of the Dead also stars Parrish Randall (Gut Instincts), Brad Potts (Puppet Master X: Axis Rising), Chanel Ryan, Ryan Clapp, Rusty Edwards and Mike Williams. This title is currently in post-production and horror fans can preview several bloody stills after the jump below!



Actor Oberst Jr. has something to say about his character Papa Corn. Oberst Jr. describes Corn as "a homicidal serial rapist with a taste for necrophilia. His day job happens to be as a circus clown. He and his highly-disturbed fellow clowns use the circus as cover for some of the darkest and most graphic acts of violence I have ever seen in a script or on set." Circus of the Dead is full out gory horror! Oberst Jr. also promises brutality, from Corn: "the effects team, led by Marcus Koch and Matthew Ash, has been churning out corpses and body parts non-stop for the entire 5-week shoot.” This film will satisfy even the most experienced gorehounds.

Circus of the Dead will also shock fans, in just a few months. Oberst Jr. gives fans a behind-the-scenes account of the shoot “we've sawed off heads, hands and tongues; we have stripped the skin off a living man's face, drooled clown slime on multiple females in varying states of undress and I have chased a stark naked woman through a parking garage, with a real cattle prod!” Circus of the Dead charts new horror territory in 2014!

Horror fans can support Circus of the Dead by giving it a like on IMDb:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2782232

The film’s fan page is here:

https://www.facebook.com/circusofthedeadmovie

Bill Oberst Jr: Circus of the Dead is the 10th feature completion this year for Oberst Jr. Oberst Jr. is an actor, whom Variety magazine recently called "chilling" and whose Emmy winning performance in Jason Zada's viral Facebook app’ “Take This Lollipop” has topped over 100 million views at http://www.takethislollipop.com. Recently, Oberst Jr. has played the lead in Jourdan McClure's Children Of Sorrow, a multiple festival winner. Children of Sorrow is slated for an early 2014 release by After Dark Films.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival Returns This October!


BRUGES, BE - September 25, 2013 - From the 24th of October till the 2nd of November, the Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival again welcomes the movieloving crowd. After a successful 5th edition, they offer a varied selection of more then 45 movies from all over the world. Big crowd pleasers on the festival poster are accompanied by strong projects from starting movie makers in the Young Blood selection and familiar movie sections as Fantastic Scope and Razor's Edge, and last but not least the shorts. The festival invites in between screenings several directors and film guests who give that extra value through Q&A's. On Friday the 25th of October, there's the clash of movie quizzers with Razor Reels first evening-filling film quiz. On Sunday the 27th of October, the Beurshallen in Bruges transform in Bryggias: the fantasy, books and movies exhibition. The Razor Reel festival is much more than movies. After a successful launch in 2012, there's a relaunch of the following artistic projects such as XPO-Art (on tour) and The Day of the Young Filmmaker

More details on the website www.rrfff.be. Read The Full Post HERE!

Will You Survive 'Ditch Day Massacre'?

Bill Oberst Jr. and Lynn Lowry Shine Like the Edge of an Axe Blade
in this Clip taken from the Upcoming Slasher Film

DITCH DAY MASSACRE

“There’s Hell to Pay for Cutting Class!”

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 25, 2013 - Horror fans will be pleased to know that the much anticipated Ditch Day Massacre is finally complete. Fans have selected the official artwork. And a clip has just been released. Ditch Day Massacre, the 80’s styled slasher flick—shot entirely in daylight—stars Bill Oberst Jr. as Vick, a man driven to settle a brutal score. He’s after Jenny (Katy Foley), an all American high-school sweetheart holding onto a mysterious past. Lynn Lowry, Zach Silverman and Pandie Suicide also star in Megan Waters’ production, Ditch Day Massacre. Ditch Day Massacre is a film directed by Joe Hendrick and written by Daniel P. Coughlin and Ryan Coughlin. Both Oberst and Lowry are presented in the film’s first released clip:


Much of the film’s story is revealed in this short reel. The character Vick is shown stalking Jenny’s neighborhood. He’s pleasant at first, but his intentions are not quite neighborly. This is quickly established when he reveals his true nature to Mrs. Donattucci (Lowry). Now, audiences can take a peek!

Also, Ditch Day Massacre has been submitted to several film festivals. This title will begin its film festival run as early as October, 2013. The film has been submitted to the Tucson Terrorfest: Horror Film Festival (Oct. 17th -19th) and also to the Sundance Film Festival. A World Premiere is coming soon! The official wide release promises to follow shortly. For now, enjoy this first clip of Ditch Day Massacre!

Official synopsis: “Jenny Bilson, a high school senior, is the perfect student, a wonderful daughter to a veteran police detective and an all American Dream. But the one mistake she is unaware of making is about to haunt her in a very violent way, as her past returns for revenge (Water Tree Media).”

For more info on the film, please visit the Ditch Day Massacre homepage:

www.TheFilmDitch.com

The film’s fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/TheFilmDitch
Read The Full Post HERE!

'Room 237' Makes Its Debut on SundanceNOW!

What Lies Behind
ROOM 237

The Shining Documentary Now Available to Watch on SundanceNOW!

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 25, 2013 - After the box office failure of Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick decided to embark on a project that might have more commercial appeal. The Shining, Stephen King’s biggest critical and commercial success yet, seemed like a perfect vehicle. After an arduous production, Kubrick’s film received a wide release in the summer of 1980; the reviews were mixed, but the box office, after a slow start, eventually picked up. End of story? Hardly. In the 30 years since the film’s release, a considerable cult of Shining devotees has emerged, fans who claim to have decoded the film’s secret messages addressing everything from the genocide of Native Americans to a range of government conspiracies. Rodney Ascher’s wry and provocative Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with cultists and scholars, creating a kaleidoscopic deconstruction of Kubrick’s still-controversial classic:

Read The Full Post HERE!

'Odd Thomas' to Become a Major Motion Picture

IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT SNATCHES
ODD THOMAS

$30 MILLION FILM BASED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING NOVEL
 BY DEAN KOONTZ

LOS ANGELES,CA – September 25, 2013 – Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the thriller Odd Thomas, based on the original, critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling book by Dean Koontz under the same name. Odd Thomas is the first in a series of seven books, six of which have already been released and have sold a total of over 20 million copies worldwide. The set includes Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, Odd Interlude, Odd Apocalypse and Deeply Odd. The film was written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy franchise, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Van Helsing) and stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Into Darkness, Fright Night), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man franchise, Platoon) and Addison Timlin (“Californication”, “Zero Hour”). The film was produced by Sommers, John Baldecchi and Howard Kaplan. Budgeted at $30 million dollars, the film uses state of the art visual effects to bring the supernatural elements of the Koontz novels to the big screen. Image Entertainment is set to release Odd Thomas in Q1 2014. Bill Bromiley, Chief Acquisitions Officer for Image Entertainment made today’s announcement.

“Director Stephen Sommers’s spectacular style and extraordinary vision translates so well to the big screen for this material,” said Bromiley. “We are proud to distribute the film and introduce the magical world of Odd Thomas to a wider audience.”

Odd Thomas (Yelchin) tells the story of a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it’s a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice and he finds himself helping police solve a crime. Occasionally, they prevent one.

One day, however, a mysterious man comes to town with a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world’s worst killers and a pack of hyena-like shades that follow him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd’s deceased informants can tell him. What happens next is a mysterious battle between light and darkness.

The deal was negotiated by Bromiley, Mark Ward and Jess De Leo on behalf of Image Entertainment and Paul Hudson on behalf of the filmmakers.

Dean Koontz is an American author, known for his bestselling suspense thrillers. Fourteen of his novels reached the number one position on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestsellers lists, including Odd Hours, Midnight, The Bad Place, Cold Fire, Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Intensity, Sole Survivor, From the Corner of His Eye, One Door Away From Heaven, The Husband, Relentless, What the Night Knows and 77 Shadow Street. Koontz is one of only a dozen writers that have achieved this milestone. His books have been published in 38 languages and he has sold over 450 million copies to date.

The New York Times describes Koontz writing as “psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying.” Rolling Stone hails him as “America’s most popular suspense novelist.”

Recent Image Entertainment releases include The Colony with Laurence Fishburne, Bill Paxton and Kevin Zegers, Paradise with Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer and Holly Hunter, written, directed and produced by Diablo Cody and the upcoming The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box starring Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill and Aneurin Barnard and Rage starring Nicolas Cage and Danny Glover.
Read The Full Post HERE!

'Banshee Chapter' Screams into Theaters This January!

XLRATOR MEDIA PRESENTS
Available in Theaters January 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 25, 2013 - On the trail of a missing friend (Michael McMillian) who had been experimenting with mind-altering drugs, a young journalist (Katia Winter) – aided by a rogue counter-culture writer (Ted Levine, The Silence of The Lambs) -- finds herself drawn into the dangerous world of top-secret government chemical research and the mystery of a disturbing radio signal of unknown origin. A fast-paced thriller blending fact and fiction, Banshee Chapter is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA:


CAST: Katia Winter, Ted Levine, Michael McMillian

DIRECTED BY: Blair Erickson

WRITTEN BY: Blair Erickson

DISTRIBUTOR: XLrator Media

RATED: Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, drug use, language and brief nudity.

RUNTIME: 87 minutes
Read The Full Post HERE!

'Out of Place' to Debut This Halloween!

Thrilling New Series Takes You
OUT OF PLACE

First episode of "A Seat on a Train" prepares for its world wide release!

LOS ANGELES, CA- September 25, 2013 - If you love "The Twilight Zone" then you will become an instant fan of "Out of Place!" The release will happen online, Halloween 2013, showing all day and night, on Facebook, Vimeo, You Tube and IMDB for free. "Out of Place" blends the psychological thriller with the classic surrealism and sets stage for some truly dark melodrama to come from future episodes. The acting is superb, with characters that are believable and emotive..."

Spencer is fixated on keeping everything in its exact, specific place. His obsession is so extreme it has cut him off from the outside world and is now threatening his five-year relationship with his girlfriend, Samantha. After Samantha walks out on a romantic dinner he has prepared, he soon becomes a victim of his own obsessive behavior when random objects around his condo mysteriously shift out of place when he's not looking.

Director/Writer Daniel MacMunn explains where his passion comes from- If you love "The Twilight Zone" then you will be an instant fan of "Out of Place." I have always been a huge fan of Rod Serling's hit classic, creepy series from the early 1960's. Many people have tried to duplicate this series but have fallen short in my eyes. "Out of Place" is the first episode of a series I created called "A Seat on a Train." I don't want to copy Rod Serling's genius, but pay homage to it. I believe my ideas and skilled writing will bring back that great old style of story telling, while piquing the interest of the modern day viewer. I have written many other episodes, ready to be filmed, that pertain to our modern times. "Out of Place" is the first brave attempt of this series. It was shot very low budget, in one location with two characters. It has that creepy style of filming with original music enhancing the story. I hope "Out of Place" will be the kick start into a long run of "A Seat on a Train."

A Seat on a Train description- A single seat on an old train has a very peculiar talent. For when a passenger sits, they're warped into another reality where they're confronted with major flaws, concluding with a twisted lesson at the end.

Future episode descriptions-

The Perfect Woman (Episode 2)-­‐ A successful, good-­looking businessman, Andrea, discovers an odd solution to nagging women in relationships. He buys a real life sex doll, a doll that looks and feels like a woman but is not real and most importantly, can't think. But his perfect world is shattered when the doll begins to talk and make demands.

The War is Over (Episode 3)-­‐ Sergeant Cignerella and his platoon are celebrating the end of the war. But Sergeant Cignerella has one large setback, neither him nor anyone else can figure out how or when the war ended.

Death Behind the Door (Episode 4)-­‐ At an séance, a cynical Tristan is told by a psychic that there will be three knocks and death will be behind the door. Tristan dismisses the prediction but becomes increasingly wary when his friends' fortunes start to come true.

A Story To Tell My Grandchildren (Episode 5)-­‐ A retired Janitor, Morgan, wishes he could go back in time and pursue his boxing career so he would have better stories to tell his Grandson. But he will soon discover that a wish doesn't always bring the future you expect.

Festival Awards for "Out of Pace"
- Official selection of The Green Bay Film Festival
- Winner of best short at The Best Shorts Competition
- An Award of Excellence at The Accolade Film Competition
- Selected for screening at The Hot Springs Horror Film Festival in October-

Now we are ready for the public release. What we are trying to do here, is to get as many people to view "Out of Place" on Halloween and after. Our goal is 100k views. We know this is a lot but feel this concept is very marketable. In conclusion we hope to gain enough of an audience so we can show the networks how popular our show is and hopefully get picked up in the near future.

In the near future, we hope to collaborate with undiscovered, talented writers, actors and directors just like Serling did. We want to honor Rod Serling by continuing his great vision, creepy themes and unique story telling. Most of all, we want to help launch careers of these artists while entertaining and creeping out a large fan base with original stories that pertain to our modern times.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Podcast Playlist: FearShop.com Horror Podcast #97

Frank and Mike return to the FearShop.com Horror Podcast to bring you Episode #97: Living Your Life... Hurts!


Episode #97: Living Your Life... Hurts!

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013), The Devil Inside (2012), Cold Fish (2010) and Maniac Cop (1988) are reviewed. Leave a voice mail at 206.309.4787 or email us at podcast@fearshop.com.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Returns to Southern California!

San Diego Welcomes the Return of the
Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

October 24 - 28, 2013 at the Digital Gym Cinema in San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO, CA - September 19, 2013 - At Horrible Imaginings, it is our mission to celebrate horror and its various sub-genres by showcasing new and independent artists, as well as reviving classic horror films in San Diego, California. From psychological thrillers to supernatural horror to slashers and even to related genres like noir, horror's power lies in its inherent ability to take our fears and exploit them--helping us either to face them, or just to appease our dark sides. The proliferation of horror sub-genres in the arts is testament to the creative power behind/within this dark domain.

With the dual mission of reviving classic horrible films, combined with giving the screen to up and coming new film makers, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival promises to be a new force in San Diego that is here to stay. As one audience member put it, “San Diego is too sunny! We need some darkness!”

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 2013 will be taking place over FIVE full days at the Digital Gym Cinema in San Diego, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. Tickets are EXTREMELY LIMITED for this fun-filled event, and must be purchased through the link below:

http://www.hifilmfest.com/merchandise/

A word from founder Miguel Rodriguez:

"If you are like me, you know that the horror genre can and does offer more than most people give it credit for. Many of us feel most at home while watching movies that chill our spine, or make us laugh at the darker side of life.

When I moved to San Diego, the city had no film festival dedicated to horror. This was unthinkable. As most horror fans know, Hollywood is not so great at satisfying us--great horror comes from the independent artists who truly understand what it is to go someplace dark. Without a horror film festival, we are stuck with VOD or Netflix, robbing us of the true horror community that makes this genre truly worthwhile.

Since starting Horrible Imaginings, I am proud to say that I have helped foster and grow a horror community in San Diego. It is one where people can talk about the genre they love with other people who truly understand them. I believe this is an invaluable thing, and I would hate to see it dissipate!

Please, please, please share this on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and wherever else you think people will be interested in joining the cause. If you are an artist who can add perks to give to contributors, that would be FANTASTIC! I plan on adding perks as the campaign progresses. Please keep an eye out for updates!"
Read The Full Post HERE!

'Must Love Horror' Enters Production This Fall!

Wonder Works Films Presents
Horror Comes Creeping Into Reality 

From Christopher Coffel and Brett O. Walker

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 19, 2013 - Wonder Works Films is proud to announce that they have greenlit Must Love Horror, a new horror screenplay from the writing team of Christopher Coffel & Brett O. Walker. This is the second feature screenplay from Coffel and Walker and the follow up to their 2012 debut, On the Count of 3, an action/comedy featuring the legendary Lloyd Kaufman that Walker also directed.

Must Love Horror is the story of Edgar, an avid horror film fanatic, who plans to spend Halloween night watching scary movies with his girlfriend when the gory, macabre worlds of the films he loves come crashing into reality.

Must Love Horror is currently in the beginning stages of pre-production and casting. A release is tentatively scheduled for early 2014. Wonder Works Films, part of the producing team behind Sinister, is led by CEO and owner Joseph Bechor.

Tweet about Must Love Horror using the hashtag #MLH. Read The Full Post HERE!

'Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman' This October!

“Damn good fun - stylish, sadistic and seriously sexy"
- Loaded
Explodes on to Cinemas Friday September 27th and DVD, BR 
& VOD on 7th October in the UK,
Courtesy of Clear Vision

GET READY FOR A REAL BLAST IN THIS VIOLENT SLICE OF NEO LATINXPLOITATION!

LONDON, GB - September 19, 2013 - After accidentally overhearing one of the city’s most dangerous criminals putting a hit on a hell-on-heels femme-fatale bounty hunter named ‘The Machine Gun Woman’ (Fernanda Urrejola), nightclub DJ and videogame addict, Santiago (Matias Oviedo), avoids execution only by offering to bring her in. When he is given 24 hours to make good on his claim, Santiago’s life turns into a violent video game of it’s own complete with missions, guns, sexy women and brutal violence:


Directed by Chile's pioneer of action cinema
ERNESTO DIAZ ESPINOZA
and starring the super sexy
FERNANDA URREJOLA
Read The Full Post HERE!

Sink Your Teeth into 'Argento's Dracula 3D' Poster!

The Master of Italian Horror Returns With
In Theaters October 4th, 2013!

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 19, 2013 - Prepare to get bit in 3D… horror master Dario Argento has returned! On behalf of IFC Midnight, we are pleased to share the official assets for ARGENTO'S DRACULA 3D – opening in select theaters beginning October 4th. The classic vampire tale has been reimagined through the eyes of the master and is sure to be a bloody good time. The film was an official selection at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and features the iconic Rutger Hauer as vampire hunter Van Helsing.

Sink your fangs into the new trailer and be sure to download the official poster, designed by Anthony Palumbo.

Watch the official trailer on Apple NOW: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/argentosdracula3d/
Read The Full Post HERE!

New Clips Uncovered from 'Skinwalker Ranch'

Deep Studios Reveals Found Footage From
Inspired by true events - In theaters October 30th!

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 19, 2013 - Deep Studios has released the theatrical poster and first teaser clip from a frightening new flick called SKINWALKER RANCH. It stars Jon Gries, Kyle Davis, Steve Berg and Devin McGinn, and will be hitting theaters across the country on October 30th. The film is inspired by true-events and reports around “Skinwalker Ranch" (http://skinwalkerranch.org/) in NE Utah, which started gaining media attention a few years ago (including Jesse Ventura’s ‘Conspiracy Theory’ and most recently ‘Joe Rogan Questions Everything’ on SyFy) after years’ worth of reports of a wide range of unexplained phenomena. The film touches on these reports ranging from mysterious orbs and alleged UFO sightings to giant wolf-like creatures and livestock mutilation:


SKINWALKER RANCH is a found footage movie that starts with the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s eight year old son, Cody on November 11, 2010. Modern Defense Enterprises (MDE) sent a team of experts to document and investigate the mysterious occurrences, which only escalate upon their arrival… The incidents become more violent, causing tensions to rise as the team must decide how far they will go to unlock the mysteries of “Skinwalker Ranch.” The group debates whether the answers are worth risking their lives for, or if they should just call off the investigation and leave the ranch – that is, if leaving is actually an option…
Read The Full Post HERE!

The Gryphon Will Make You 'Shiver' This October!

 
Available October 8, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 19, 2013 - Danielle Harris (Hatchet II & III) stars with Casper van Dien (Starship Troopers) and John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) in this savagely entertaining horror-thriller. The Gryphon is a serial killer with a flair for the dramatic – and a grisly trophy case of victims. But when he sets out to add shy, young secretary Wendy Alden (Harris) to his macabre collection, he gets more than he bargained for. Unfortunately, Wendy’s escape from his first assault only deepens the killer’s twisted obsession – and affection – for her. Always one step ahead of pursuing Detective Delgado (van Dien), the brilliant psychopath penetrates police lines at will, circling ever closer to the target of his deranged fantasies. Until, finally, the only thing standing between Wendy and the Gryphon’s unthinkable desires is her own desperate, indomitable will to survive:


Release Date: Oct. 8, 2013
Read The Full Post HERE!

Catch 'I, Frankenstein' in Imax This January!

LIONSGATE AND LAKESHORE’S
I, FRANKENSTEIN
RAGES INTO IMAX® THEATRES ACROSS THE U.S.
STARTING JANUARY 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES – September 19, 2013 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) announced today that I, Frankenstein, starring Aaron Eckhart, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres across the U.S. beginning January 24, 2014 as well as a number of international territories.

“I, Frankenstein is the kind of action thriller IMAX fans seek out,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. “The producers certainly have a strong track record – with the Underworld franchise having grossed more than $460 million at the global box office – and we’re excited to team up with them once again as they launch this all new cinematic world.”

"We're very pleased to extend our longstanding partnership with IMAX around the world, and we're thrilled to bring audiences an immersive experience in IMAX that will give resonance to I, Frankenstein's visual scope and effects," said Lionsgate President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution Richard Fay.

The IMAX release of I, Frankenstein will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

200 years after his shocking creation, Dr. Frankenstein's creature, Adam (Eckhart), still walks the earth. But when he finds himself in the middle of a war over the fate of humanity, Adam discovers he holds the key that could destroy humankind. The action thriller I, Frankenstein is written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie from a screen story by Grevioux and Beattie. The film is brought to life by a cast that includes Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney, Kevin Grevioux, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein. Lionsgate / Lakeshore Entertainment / Sidney Kimmel Entertainment present a Hopscotch Features / Lakeshore Entertainment / Lionsgate / Sidney Kimmel Entertainment production.

For more information about I, Frankenstein, please visit Lionsgate’s official website at http://www.lionsgate.com/movies/ifrankenstein/
Read The Full Post HERE!

'Monster Matinee' Takes Over Tampa This October!

Wolfman Mac Kelly’s
MONSTER MATINEE

Premieres in Tampa, Florida in October, 2013

TAMPA, FL - September 19, 2013 - Popular, nationally-syndicated horror host Wolfman Mac Kelly returns in 2013 with an all-new live movie event suitable for the entire family! Wolfman Mac Kelly’s Monster Matinee kicks off with the Universal horror classic Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Saturday, October 19th, 2013 - 1:00pm at the Tampa Pitcher Show movie theater: 14416 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida, (813) 963-0578.

Wolfman Mac Kelly’s Monster Matinee will feature Wolfman Mac Kelly and his famous sidekick Boney Bob LIVE in person as they present a series of classic horror and sci-fi movies on the big screen, starting with Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man on October 19th with more dates announced soon! The whole family will HOWL with laughter as Wolfman Mac Kelly entertains with hauntingly hilarious jokes and skits. All in the comfort of the Tampa Pitcher Show theater, where you and the family can enjoy a full, fun menu and traditional theater treats!

This is your chance to relive the good old days of horror hosts and creature features - with the whole family! Only better - because it’s LIVE entertainment! Parents and grandparents are urged to bring their kids and grandkids for an unforgettable memory that will last a lifetime! Meet Wolfman Mac Kelly and Boney Bob live in person, take pictures, and he’ll even sign autographs!

“Get set to enjoy a live version of our former TV horror host show ‘Wolfman Mac's Chiller Drive-In’ - this is a great event for the entire family" howls show star Mac Kelly. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime event that no monster movie fan will want to miss - your favorite fright films with Wolfman Mac Kelly - a live HORROR HOST in a comfortable movie theater! It will bring back memories of Dr. Paul Bearer’s Creature Feature for Tampa Bay residents - we have a proud horror host history that we’re bringing back again - if you loved Dr. Paul Bearer, you’ll love Wolfman Mac Kelly too!” proudly exclaims event organizer Andy Lalino. Wayne Valenti, proprietor of the Tampa Pitcher Show promises: “Flashback fun for the ENTIRE FAMILY at an affordable price!”. Tickets prices are only: $5 adults & kids, children 5 and under $3.

Wolfman Mac Kelly’s Monster Matinee gets you ready for the Halloween season as we premiere on October 19th with Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man - and the fun continues with future screenings! You won’t want to miss any of our monster movie screenings at the Tampa Pitcher Show! Wolfman Mac Kelly’s bringin’ SCARY back!
Read The Full Post HERE!

Hit the Road with 'Devil in My Ride'

RED BAND FILMS’ DEBUT FEATURE 
TO MAKE WORLD PREMIERE AT
SHRIEKFEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 19, 2013 - Red Band Films, the specialty genre label of L.A. based production and finance company Unified Pictures, announced today that its debut feature “Devil in My Ride,” starring Sid Haig (“Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” “Jackie Brown,” “The Devil’s Rejects”), will make its much anticipated World Premiere at the Shriekfest International Film Festival, taking place October 3rd to 6th in Los Angeles.

“Devil in My Ride” is a horror comedy directed by Gary Michael Schultz from an original script he wrote with Mike Dozier. Starring alongside Sid Haig are Frank Zieger (“Conviction,” “Ocean of Pearls,” “Finding Preet”), Erin Breen (“Housekeeper,” “Rose White,” “Fate Accompli”), Llou Johnson (“Barbershop,” “Let’s Go to Prison,” “Normal”) and Joey Bicicchi (“Rudderless”). Sid Haig, along with Breen and Bicicchi will be in attendance at the premiere of the film on Sunday, Oct. 6th:


When Doreen becomes possessed by the devil on her wedding night, her groom Hank, and her rebellious brother Travis, put aside their differences to travel across country from Chicago to Las Vegas, in the hopes of finding a mythical street preacher who is said to be the last exorcist in America.

In addition to writing and directing duties, Schultz produced the film. Schultz also recently co-produced William H. Macy’s “Rudderless” as well as “Beautiful Now” starring Abigail Spencer.

“We are absolutely thrilled to premiere ‘Devil in My Ride’ at this year’s Shriekfest, LA's marquee horror film festival,” said Gary Michael Schultz. “Our film was inspired by and made for this kind of genre loving audience – I know because I'm one of them. My goal as a filmmaker has always been to make character-based genre films and I cannot wait to take true fans of comedy and horror on a wild devil ride!”

Operating as a specialized production and distribution unit within Unified Pictures, Red Band Films was created as a label where feature films can be developed and created with the genre-specific audience in mind. The company seeks to highlight the best offerings from up and coming directors, as well as established veterans looking for a highly creative, brand-specific outlet.

The Red Band Films banner provides for a genre alternative to Unified Pictures' existing line-up of high quality artist driven films such as the music film “Rudderless” – directed by William H. Macy and starring Macy, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman; the thriller “A Single Shot,” directed by David M. Rosenthal, starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy and Jeffrey Wright; and the dark comedy “Trust Me,” directed by and starring Clark Gregg, Amanda Peet, Molly Shannon, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Archstone Distribution Summons Spirits in 'Cassadaga'

Archstone Distribution Presents
In Theaters and on VOD Friday, October 11, 2013.

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 19, 2013 - CASSADAGA tells the story of Lily Morel (Kelen Coleman), a post-lingually deaf artist, who participates in a séance in the spiritualist community of Cassadaga. But instead of getting closure with her recently departed sister, Lily contacts the vengeful ghost of a murdered woman. As the ghost becomes increasingly angry and violent, Lily rushes to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death – a task that will bring her face-to-face with a sadistic serial killer who turns his victims into human marionette dolls.

CAST: Kevin Alejandro, Kelen Coleman, Louise Fletcher, Rus Blackwell, Hank Stone, J LaRose, Amy LoCicero

DIRECTED BY: Anthony DiBlasi

WRITTEN BY: Scott Poiley and Bruce Wood

DISTRIBUTOR: Archstone Distribution

TRAILER: Coming Soon
Read The Full Post HERE!

Can You Escape 'American Horror Story's Asylum?

American Horror Story Asks You to
ESCAPE THE ASYLUM!

Try out the terrifying new American Horror Story App Today!

American Horror Story: Asylum Makes Its Way to Blu-ray and DVD October 8th

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 19, 2013 - Step inside a madhouse of horror and experience the chilling new incarnation of TV's most daringly provocative series. The sins of the past haunt the present at the notorious Briarcliff home for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude. Forbidden desire and terrifying evil lurk around every corner…from alien abduction to demonic possession to a skin-wearing psychopath known as "Bloody Face." Emmy® winner Jessica Lange leads an exceptional ensemble cast, including Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell and Sarah Paulson:


Read The Full Post HERE!

Countdown to 'Murder Eleven' This October!

“The Countdown Has Begun!”
Arriving on DVD October 22, 2013!

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 19, 2013 - Murder Eleven is a tale of a serial killer working in the streets of Atlantic City. This crime thriller and horror film had its World Premiere at the Down Beach Film Festival. Here, the film won three awards at this film festival (“Best Actress,” “Best Writer” and “Best Use of Atlantic City”). As well, the film centrally stars Jim Klock (Bitch Slap), Autumn Federici (The Blackout), Julienne Irons, Michael Mack and Richard Reid. Now, the film is set to release on DVD, through distribution house Indican Pictures. The final DVD artwork has recently been released and horror fans can view the grisly graphic here.

In the film’s story, Detectives Jesse (Reid) and Mayfield (Mack) are tasked with solving a brutal series of murders. A mysterious serial killer has stalked and captured ten women, from the streets of Atlantic City; each one has turned up dead. The killer’s next target is Katey (Federici), a desperately vulnerable prostitute and drug user. Katey was in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Now, Katey is in the hands of the killer and the detectives only have a few hours to find her, before her time runs out.

Murder Eleven was shot over twelve days in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The cast and crew mostly utilized night shoots, with much of the film shot during the witching hour. Director Klock, who also stars in the film, says of the shoot and the film: “my goal was to make a film that was uncomfortably realistic and to keep the viewer interested in these characters.” These characters must make decisions, which may save a life or end it. Actress Federici, who plays Katey, found her role challenging: “Katey was a dark and twisted role to play. I was bound, gagged, and tortured for the entire shoot." The character Katey is also bound in the DVD artwork for the film (attached). Murder Eleven will release on DVD October 22nd, 2013 and fans can preview the release details here.

Release Date: October 22nd, 2013 (DVD)

More details on Murder Eleven can be found at the Code 3 Films’ Website:

http://code3films.net/pictures-3/murder-eleven/

And, the fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Code-3-Films/189914581046389
Read The Full Post HERE!

Bloody Homecoming (2012)

Homecoming is a special night in any teen's life... Except for Lauren and her group of friends, who are mercilessly massacred three years after the accidental death of one of their own. Has their long-dead friend returned to life to seek revenge in a fireman's uniform? BLOODY HOMECOMING embraces all of the defining characteristics of the classic 80s Slashers, and succeeds at recreating the look and feel of the films, both for better and for worse. The atrocious teen acting and asinine plot devices actually work in its favor, and bring the film more closely in line with the original PROM NIGHT and GRADUATION DAY. What's better is the actual gore, which relies solely on practical make-up designs. While there are no jaw-dropping decapitations or head explosions to be found, the simple but bloody effects are an admirable addition to the genre. BLOODY HOMECOMING may not deviate at all from the 1980s Slasher formula, but that is what makes it a refreshing homage that pays the proper respect to its roots.

Rating: 4/10.

Movies like BLOODY HOMECOMING:
PRESIDENT'S DAY, BLOODY REUNION, PROM NIGHT, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HELL NIGHT, FINAL EXAM, GRADUATION DAY, MY BLOODY VALENTINE.

Buy BLOODY HOMECOMING Online:


Watch the BLOODY HOMECOMING Trailer:

Read The Full Post HERE!

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond (2009)

A group of friends uncover a mysterious board game hidden deep beneath their vacation home on a remote island retreat, but what they don't realize is that the board serves as a portal to the devilish realm of Pandemonium, and that those who play it succumb to a fate far worst than death! It is easy enough to dismiss THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND the Horror genre's answer to JUMANGI, but director Gabriel Bologna works in a campy sense of humor that more readily reflects the cult films of the 80s like NIGHT OF THE DEMONS. Outside of the basic premise, unfortunately, the film suffers from an unimaginative script and stiff wooden characters that utterly fail to engage the audience. With the board influencing people's thoughts and emotions, petty rivalries quickly boil over into fighting and bloodshed, but none of the 'revelations' that are made between friends come as any sort of shock at all. The production design, on the other hand, surely does. The game board looks great, and it is only a pity that they did not take more advantage of the fiendish costume that was used for Pan. THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND is overacted and underwhelming at best.

Rating: 5/10.

Movies like THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND:
APRIL FOOL'S DAY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, JUMANGI, NIGHT OF THE DEMONS.

Buy THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND Online:


Watch THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO'S POND Trailer:

Read The Full Post HERE!

'The Tribute' to Honor the Great Vincent Price!

Vincent Price is Alive and Well at Bluewater Comics!

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 9, 2013 - The Vincent Price brand at Bluewater has be a staple for over 5 years. On September 11, Bluewater will be delving into the non-fiction world of Vincent Price with a Tribute bio of his life story with a foreword by Roger Corman. Bluewater's popular Tribute comic book series, takes a look into the life of the master of classic horror Vincent Price. Price has been a master of all things horror and terror for almost the full 100 years since his birth. He's been in music videos and read the most dark and stormy of stories, and he's been in every aspect of the horror genre, but now, you get to take a peek inside the coffin and will gasp in shock and awe at the story that will unfold. Come inside and take a seat, the time of your life is about to begin.

The 32-page comic book released this week, is written by CW Cooke and drawn by V. Kenneth Marion with a cover by Taylan Kurtulus.

“The Tribute line of comic books tells the stories of the classic entertainers that have passed on,” says Bluewater publisher, Darren G. Davis “It is a way for us to honor these people who have made a difference in the world.

Previous subjects that have been featured in the “Tribute” line include Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Capra, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. All of them can be found digitally on iTunes, Nook & Kindle, and in print at Comic Flea Market.

Also being released this week is the 3rd installment of the Vincent Price Gallery featuring art from famed artists such as Robert Aragon, Joel Robinson, L.J. Dopp, Jim McDermott & Mel Smith.

This special one shot featuring images of classic gothic horror icon Vincent Price. This book will include a cover by Vincent Price Presents artist L.J. Dopp as well as new images from the classic movies Price made famous. Vincent Price Presents has been featured in Fangoria, Comicmonsters.com & AMC. With a foreword by Roger Corman!

Print copies of the book can be ordered at Comic Flea Market: http://bit.ly/1awvmq5

You can download these titles on Wowio, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, Overdrive, Iverse, PanelFly, iTunes, Kindle, Wowio, Nook, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.

Click here to see the book on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1evMpYs
Read The Full Post HERE!

New Poster and Trailer for Brillante Ma Mendoza's 'Sap'

Get Possessed By
New Trailer Debuts Online!

TORONTO, ON - September 9, 2013 - Fresh out of the Toronto International Film Festival comes the poster and full-length trailer for Cannes award-winning director and festival vet Brillante Ma Mendoza's first horror film, SAPI. Mendoza has directed several internationally acclaimed films such as SERBIS, KINATAY, LOLA, CAPTIVE and last year’s THY WOMB. SAPI had its World Premiere in the Vanguard section of the Toronto International Film Festival on September 6th, and has received a great response. It will have one more TIFF screening on September 15th. Check out the new trailer below:



With the rival station Philippine Broadcasting Channel (PBC) eating up the TV audiences' major share, Sarimanok Broadcasting Network (SBN) needs a miracle to stay alive in the competition. In these mad and fearful times, SBN's news team finds that documenting an actual spiritual possession would be their only hope.

Tasked to head the documentary production is MERYLL FLORES, a trainee TV Executive producer, along with DENNIS MARQUEZ, the reporter. Needless to say, the success of the project will also secure their eventual promotion in the company. However, the miracle seems to evade Meryll's team. They go to distant places, schools, provincial areas, religious groups, and faith healers, just to cover the case of mass possession, but to no avail. They simply cannot find a single incident of possession. Worse, BARON VALDEZ, cameraman of the rival network PBC, is the one who was able to capture the isolated case of demonic possession that involved a high school teacher (Ruby).

To fulfill her task, Meryll enters into a deal that is more profoundly horrifying than the harrowing scene of paranormal possession. To acquire the needed footage, she buys the outtakes of the Ruby possession case from Baron. But at the point where Meryll imagines to be the turning point of her new career, an exorcising reality dawns on her with a spiraling effect that mirrors the political system governing the TV network.

More info at: http://sapithemovie.com/
Read The Full Post HERE!

The US is About to Get 'Stalled'

UNCORK’D ENTERTAINMENT GETS
STALLED

THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED U.K. HORROR COMEDY
TO HIT THE STATES THIS FALL

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 9, 2013 - Uncork’d Entertainment has inked North American theatrical, V.O.D., digital and home entertainment rights to the critically-acclaimed horror comedy STALLED. The film debuted recently at Film4/FrightFest in the U.K. to two sold-out screenings with a third being added due to the demand. STALLED was written by Dan Palmer and directed by Christian James. The film will have its North American theatrical premiere at the recently opened Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX, followed by additional theaters in early October 2013. Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard made today’s announcement.

“STALLED is one of those projects that people can’t seem to stop talking about," commented Leopard. “It’s got a bit of everything – horror, comedy and zombies. Think ‘Evil Dead’ but in a restroom. We’re pleased to be working with these creative filmmakers to unleash their film in the U.S. and Canada”

“It’s always great to work with people that are smart, well-connected and genuinely enthusiastic about films,” commented Christian James, the director of STALLED. “And this sums up Uncork’d. We are sure they will flush away the competition when STALLED is released this fall.”

Dubbed “one of the cleverest films seen to-date,” STALLED is like no other zombie film. An unlucky maintenance man finds himself stuck in the ladies restroom during a zombie apocalypse. The film stars Dan Palmer (Small Town Folk), Antonia Bernath (Elvis), Mark Holden (World War Z) and Giles Alderson (The Possession of David O’Reilly).

“Director Christian James and writer/start Palmer, who previously collaborated on Freak Out, deliver something surprisingly fresh…” said Screen International’s Kim Newman. “…this is a worthy successor to Shaun of The Dead and Harold’s Going Stiff in its mix of homage to past zombie film glories and very British social comedy.”

Alan Jones, Co-founder of FrightFest commented about STALLED, “Consistently hilarious, brilliantly executed, cleverly constructed and visually imaginative. Director Christian James’ remarkable comedy horror is The Evil Dead meets Phone Booth in a toilet.”

The distribution deal covers North American rights for theatrical, VOD, home entertainment and digital. The deal was negotiated by Leopard for Uncork’d and by Odin’s Eye Entertainment Michael Favelle, for Stalled.
Read The Full Post HERE!

Michael Myers Stalks Fright-Rags This Sept!

Fright-Rags to Release Officially-licensed Shirts and Posters for
HALLOWEEN AND HALLOWEEN 4
Pre-orders launch September 10th

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 9, 2013 - Fright-Rags is gearing up to release exclusive shirts and posters to commemorate the 35th anniversary of one of the most influential horror film's of all time, John Carpenter's Halloween, as well as the 25th anniversary of the fan-favorite sequel, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers. These items are officially licensed by Trancas International Films.

Fans can celebrate "The Night He Came Home" with Fright-Rags' Halloween box set, which is limited to 800 pieces. Enclosed in a collector's box, the set includes a shirt (unisex, womens or hoodie) designed by Justin Osbourn, an 18x24 screen-printed poster by Gary Pullin (with 100 randomly inserted glow-in-the-dark variants), a Judith Myers headstone resin magnet, a prismatic sticker and a Rabbit in Red memo pad.

Osbourn's design is only available on a T-shirt in the box set, but fans can also get it separately on an American Appearl baseball shirt. Another Halloween design, by Christopher Lovell, will be available on a T-shirt, girls shirt or zip-up hoodie. It shows cinema's most iconic boogeyman, Michael Myers, looming over the Myers house.

Lovell also designed a shirt for Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, which features Michael and his niece, Jamie Lloyd. To accompany the shirt, artist Kyle Crawford created a screen-printed poster, which showcases Michael's infamous mask from Halloween 4. The poster is available as a regular 18x24 print (limited to 400) and a glow-in-the-dark variant (limited to 100).

These items will be available exclusively from Fright-Rags.com. Pre-orders launch on Tuesday, September 10 at 10am EST. The box set will be specially priced at $70 until September 17th. If they do not sell out by that point, the remaining sets will be sold for $80. Orders are expected to ship in late October.

For additional information on Fright-Rags' Halloween merchandise, visit http://fright-rags.com/teaser/teaser-halloween.html
Read The Full Post HERE!

Experience David Cronenberg's 'Body/Mind/Change'

Personal-On-Demand Engine Allows You
to Experience David Cronenberg's
BODY/MIND/CHANGE

New Trailer Takes You Deep Inside Cronenberg's Dark Imaginings

TORONTO, ON - September 9, 2013 - Have you ever wanted to experience what it is like to live inside a David Cronenberg film? Well, now you can. TIFF and the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) have co-produced Body/Mind/Change, an elaborate multi-media production with creative direction by Lance Weiler starring David Cronenberg that presents the plausible science fiction found in his work as scientific fact.

Participants can sign up now at www.bodymindchange.ca where they can register to be one of the first to receive the next generation bio-tech recommendation engine, called Personal-On-Demand (POD). Check out its stunning effects in the new sneak peak:


Read The Full Post HERE!

Podcast Playlist: FearShop.com Horror Podcast #96

Frank and Mike return to the FearShop.com Horror Podcast to bring you Episode #96: I Can't Let You Go Without Tapping That Ass!



Episode #96: I Can't Let You Go Without Tapping That Ass!

Vile (2011)

A group of friends stop to pick up a hitchhiking woman only to end up getting drugged by her with a gas. They awaken to find that vials have been implanted in the base of their skulls - which are of course instantly fatal if they are removed, a grinning professional looking woman informs them on TV screens that they have 22hrs to fill these vials with a specific amount of brain fluid, a fluid that is produced during times of extreme pain. Along with another group of unlucky test subjects and with time ticking away they decide to work together and share the burden of reaching their painful target.

Director: Taylor Sheridan
Writers: Eric Jay Beck, Rob Kowsaluk
Stars: Eric Jay Beck, April Matson, Akeem Smith

Planet Terror (2007)

After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: Robert Rodriguez
Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin

Death Proof (2007)

Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Rosario Dawson
Read The Full Post HERE!

'American Horror Story: Asylum' Stareables Will Drive You Mad!

Check Out the Haunting New Images from
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM

Available on Blu-ray and DVD October 8th!

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 6, 2013 - To celebrate the release of American Horror Story: Asylum, the FX Network has released a series of images that are sure to drive you mad! Stare into the center of each image for 30 seconds, then at a flat white surface to get your own glimpse of horror!







Read The Full Post HERE!