Friday, November 17, 2017
Wild Eye Releasing recently released information for their upcoming release of "Apocalypse Road". The film stars Katie Kohler (Subterranea), Ashlyn McEvers (22 Jump Street), Billy Blair (Machete, Machete Kills) and Nellie Sciutto (Shutter Island).
"Apocalypse Road hits VOD this December.
Wild Eye Releasing runs rings around Mad Max this December with director Brett Bentman’s post-apocalyptic thriller Apocalypse Road.
Fuel up on a powerful mix of The Road and Fury Road as Apocalypse Road chronicles the tense journey of two sisters separated during a post-apocalyptic depression. A sweat-inducing story about the instinct of human survival and unbreakable bonds, the film stars Katie Kohler (Subterranea), Ashlyn McEvers (22 Jump Street), Billy Blair (Machete, Machete Kills) and Nellie Sciutto (Shutter Island).
Following a post-apocalyptic event, two sisters are hunted down and separated by a gang of ruthless killers intent on creating their own twisted form of law and order. The sisters must fight through this new, dangerous world to stay alive in the hopes of being reunited, and escaping to freedom.
Written and directed by Brett Bentman, Apocalypse Road premieres on VOD 12/5/17 from Wild Eye Releasing.
Full Moon Features recently released information for their upcoming Blu-Ray release of Albert Band's "Robot Wars". The film stars Don Michael Paul and Barbara Crampton.
Special features on the blu-ray includes The Wizard of Wars: Remembering David Allen (NEW feature), Vintage 1997 Full Moon Promo and Original Videozone program.
"Robot Wars" hits Full Moon Direct on December 12th.
It's Robot Vs. Robot in a Metal-Crunching Dystopian Future!
From director Albert Band (I BURY THE LIVING, DOCTOR MORDRID) comes ROBOT WARS, Full Moon's sister film follow-up to 1989's cult hit ROBOT JOX. In a gas-ravaged future Hell, the United States is divided into two opposing blocs, the North Hemi and the Eastern Alliance and targeting them both are roving bands of pirates known as the Centros. While "mega robots" were once employed for war, peace between the blocs has dictated that the mechanized monsters are no more, save for the lone remaining functioning specimen the MRAS-2, now utilized as a tourist attraction and piloted by the rough and tumble Drake (Don Michael Paul). But when a war-mongering dignitary steals the MRAS-2 and threatens to wage a new apocalyptic battle, Drake revives another dormant "mega robot", the MEGA-1, and drags it out into the desert to take down the deadly, scorpion-like MRAS-2 with the fate of what's left of the world hanging in the balance! Full Moon is pleased to bring back this retro-robot gem for its high definition Blu-ray debut, digitally remastered in HD from its original 35mm camera negative. ROBOT WARS is a fun, action-packed tale of political intrigue and sci-fi action that also co-stars the great Barbara Crampton (CASTLE FREAK, RE-ANIMATOR) and features stunning stop-motion special effects by the late, great David Allen.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Severin Films recently send the horror chamber over information for the upcoming blu-ray set "The Amicus" Collection". The films on this box set includes "Asylum", And Now the Screaming Starts" and "The Beast Must Die". The set will also include the bonus disc.
Special features includes Disc 1 - Asylum: Two's A Company: 1972 On-set report from BBC featuring Interviews With Producer Milton Subotsky, Director Roy Ward Baker, Actors Charlotte Rampling, James Villiers, Megs Jenkins, Art Director Tony Curtis and Production Manager Teresa Bolland, David J. Schow on Robert Bloch - Featurette, Fiona Subotsky Remembers Milton Subotsky - Featurette, Inside The Fear Factory Featurette with Directors Roy Ward Baker, Freddie Francis and Producer Max J. Rosenberg, Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Camera Operator Neil Binney and Theatrical Trailer.
Disc 2 - And Now the Screaming Starts: The Haunting Of Oakley Court - Featurette with Allan Bryce, Author of "Amicus: The Friendly Face Of Fear", and David Flint, Author of "Ten Years Of Terror", visit the classic horror film location, Audio Commentary with Director Roy Ward Baker and Actress Stephanie Beacham, Audio Commentary with Star Ian Ogilvy, Archive Audio Interview with Actor Peter Cushing By Denis Meikle, Horror Journalist Denis Meikle Recalls And Now The Screaming Starts - Featurette, Theatrical Trailer and Radio Spot.
Disc 3 - The Beast Must Die: And Then There Were Werewolves - Audio Essay by Horror Historian Troy Howarth, Audio Commentary with Director Paul Annett Directing the Beast: Featurette with Director Paul Annett and Theatrical Trailer.
Disc 4 - The Vault of Amicus: Audio Commentary With British Horror Film Writers Kim Newman & David Flint, Phil Nutman Audio Interview with Milton Subotsky - Audio Interview With Accompanying Stills / Posters, Jonathan Sothcott Audio Interview with Max Rosenberg - Audio Interview With Accompanying Stills / Posters and Bonus Amicus TV spots.
"The Amicus Collection" hits retail on December 5th. "Asylum" and "And Now the Screaming Starts" also is released separately on this date.
Just in time to offer horror fans hope of a spooky future beyond the Halloween season, Severin Films is proud to announce the December 5th release of The Amicus Collection: a terrorizing triple feature of ghastly tales from the twisted side of the Thames, newly remastered and packed to the brim with special features.
Known as 'The Studio That Dripped Blood', the British film company Amicus Productions - founded by American writer/producers Max J. Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky - built a legacy of horror anthologies and twisted thrillers that remains among the very best genre movies of the '70s. In this trio of Amicus classics - featuring stars that include Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Britt Ekland, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham, Calvin Lockhart, Michael Gambon and Charlotte Rampling - you'll discover the studio's legendary portmanteau ASYLUM, their insane gothic shocker AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS, and - exclusive to this set - the infamous werewolf whodunit THE BEAST MUST DIE, as well as a Bonus Disc of Amicus trailers, TV commercials, rare interviews and more - all in this 4 disc box set.
The Amicus Collection is a limited, numbered edition release of only 3500 units.
Small Town Girl Productions recently released the teaser trailer and send the horror chamber over behind the scene stills for their upcoming film "Lilith". The film stars Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare, American Guinea Pig: Song of Solomon), Carlo Mendez (Parks and Recreation, The Bay), Ryan Kiser (Truth or Dare, In Harms Way) and Ali Ferda (An Ending, The Sleeper).
No Release plans for "Lilith" were released at this time.
From Producer Mem Ferda and Small Town Girl Productions comes the new teaser trailer for the indie feature film Lilith.
Lilith is a Mesopotamian storm demon associated with wind and was thought to be a bearer of disease, illness, and death… Heidi and Steve Richmond are traveling across country in an RV, the workaholic married couple are taking a break from the hustle and bustle of every day life to rekindle their romance. But when their path crosses with a beautiful young woman named Lily, their idyllic road trip becomes a hellish nightmare.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/6ii-jANHb7Q
The film stars some talented actors, including: Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare, American Guinea Pig: Song of Solomon), Carlo Mendez (Parks and Recreation, The Bay), Ryan Kiser (Truth or Dare, In Harms Way) and Ali Ferda (An Ending, The Sleeper).
Award winning composer Eric Elick has signed on to do the music for the feature film. Recently Eric scored the music for Kate Shenton’s Egomaniac, Jitterman and Visitation.
Producer Mem Ferda had this to say about his release:
“Hard core horror fans who loved our award winning feature ‘Truth or Dare’ will love ‘Lilith’ which is quite different and unique, featuring some of the best in indie horror talent.”
"Lilith": Teaser Trailer
The horror chamber recently received information the recently released film and comic "Rusty Revolver". The film version of the comic stars Vernon Wells and Anthony De Longis (General Hospital, Fearless, Masters of the Universe), Anton Troy (Chillerama), Vic Stagliano (Sons of Anarchy, Ray Donovan, Burn Notice, Chronological Order) and social media sensation Amber Whittington (Lipstick the Series Cam and Amber’s Closet on YouTube.
The film is currently available on Amazon. You can watch the pilot for free with an Amazon Prime subscription at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075M17M38/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=su04c3-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B075M17M38&linkId=4bf52b491ff3f046ba364df9097bffe9
Also, the first issue of the comic is available for purchase on comiXology.com with five more issues slated to be released in 2018.
10 Year old Rusty (Anton Troy – Chillerama, Adam Rifkin’s Shooting the Warwicks, and Showtime’s Reality Show) has grown up watching and idolizing the cowboys we’ve all seen on TV. He studied hard to become the fastest draw like his childhood heroes. But when his dad makes some bad decisions getting his family into deep trouble, he’s just not fast enough to save his parents from Deacon (Vernon Wells – The Road Warrior – Mad Max 2, Commando, Inner Space, Weird Science, Power Rangers) and his band of criminal degenerates. Now as a man in the modern world, Rusty has decided that the only way to avenge his family is to become the one thing he knows he can trust. Now he’ll hunt down the demons of his past leaving a trail of blood of his own. This time vengeance comes at the crack of a fire whip and the end of a three barreled revolver!
Rusty Revolver brings together a varied cast of veteran thriller/action performers like Vernon Wells and Anthony De Longis (General Hospital, Fearless, Masters of the Universe) and newer upcoming rising stars Anton Troy, Vic Stagliano (Sons of Anarchy, Ray Donovan, Burn Notice, Chronological Order) and social media sensation Amber Whittington (Lipstick the Series Cam and Amber’s Closet on YouTube) to form the perfect cast of good vs. evil characters. The movie was developed from a new comic book hero concept that marries horror/thriller with the more traditional western heroes of the 1960’s and 70’s. Rusty is the new anti-hero for the modern times. He’s The Punisher meets Clint Eastwood. He is an amalgamation of fandom protagonists from 80’s and 90’s evolved to become a warrior for the new age. This blend of spaghetti-western meets horror takes you on an action adventure that has you routing for this non-traditional hero, as he learns to wield his fire whip and seek out justice for his family!
Rusty Revolver made its official European debut in, Budapest Hungary at the 2017 Seven Hills Film Festival and was just awarded Best Horror Film at the ICP Entertainment Short Film Series in New York, NY.
Rusty is off to a tremendous start and quickly gaining momentum in the sci-fi/horror communities with a comic book as well as a TV series in the works. Rusty Revolver: Origin the film is currently available on Amazon Prime and will be released on other streaming platforms soon.
On Wednesday November 8th, Rusty Revolver #1 will be available for purchase on comiXology.com. A website devoted solely to digital comics and graphic novels. comiXology, an Amazon company, is home to the largest selection of digital comics anywhere with over 75,000 comics. This is the first comic book in the series with five new editions set to print in 2018. The Rusty Revolver series is set to make its CON debut at the Albuquerque Comic-Con in Albuquerque New Mexico in January of 2018.
Friday, October 20, 2017
There have been many horror films where the horror genre that have gone to the class room. “Tragedy Girls” is no different from those films. What drew me to this film was the fact it stars Brianna Hildebrand who appeared in last year’s “Daredevil” and featured appearances from Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games) and Craig Robinson (This Is the End) who also produced this film as well.
The film is about two lifelong friends (Alexandra Shipp, Brianna Hildebrand) who are always looking to find way to boost their social media page “Tragedy Girls”. Soon they come across a serial killer and take him hostage. While doing that, they also realize they need dead bodies in order to make their social media page popular. So people in their town start turning up dead and they capture that for their page. In the mist of all of this, they start to grow apart. Can their friendship survive or will they be caught or worse murdered by the killer they have hostage.
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a film where I’ve had a couple of good laughs while also being horrified with the film’s action and messages. “Tragedy Girls” is a film that delivers with very good dark humor while making the action feel horrifying from start to finish.
Director Tyler Macintyre does a very good job making sure the film has its dark and edgy tone from start to finish. From the way that he directs the action to how the film looks, everything has an odd and off balance feel to it which makes everything work and keeps you interested in the story. It made some the dark humor and shocking violence come off well enough that it generates some sort of reaction. Macintytre also does a very good job with the way that he handles his cast. He makes sure he gets what he needs in the performances to pull this off considering that he’s trying balance the dark humor and the gory action on screen. It kept my interested throughout.
Speaking of the performances, I thought both Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand were very good here. They do a great job carrying this film considering this is mix mash of comedy and horror. What made their performances work so well was they had chemistry with each other. It made the whole mean girls aspects work so well in the way that they handle their characters throughout.
The screenplay written by Macintyre and Chris Lee Hill that is based on Justin Olson’s original screenplay was very good. One of the things that I liked about the screenplay was the fact it does a very good job balancing the film’s dark humor with the slasher like aspects. It’s something that can be tough to do but the writers pull off very well. The other thing that the screenplay does very well is to make sure the action feel horrific. It helps slows down the humor so that you become horrified of what the main characters are doing. These characters are not likable characters but the writers makes sure the material is interesting enough that it makes you’re interested in what going on in the story. It’s done in an effective way that it leaves shocked at what you’ve seen.
This is one of the better twisted horror comedies that I’ve seen in a while as this felt like “Mean Girls” meet insert slasher film that you can think of. With its gory action and very good performances, “Tragedy Girls” is horrifically entertaining.
“Tragedy Girls” is currently playing in LA and NY.
Review Rating: Five Stars
Thursday, October 19, 2017
20th Century Fox recently released the first trailer for the upcoming X-Men horror themed film "The New Mutants". The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams and Alice Braga.
"The New Mutants" hits theaters on April 13th.
For more information on this film,you can visit the film's official website at: TheNewMutants.com
"The New Mutants": Official Trailer