Monday, July 27, 2015

Official Cover and Variant Covers for Issue #1 of "Trancers"

Action Lab: Danger Zone and Full Moon Presents recently released the official cover art and varient covers for the first issue of 'Trancers". The standard cover art is handled by Marcelo Salaza (Pencil/Inks) and Marcio Freire (Colors) with variant cover by Amanda Conner(art) and Paul Mounts (Colors).

Issue #1 of "Trancers" hits stores in October.

Press Release:

The Full Moon Presents line launches with a bang with superstar writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti! Based on the cult film, Trancers is the story of decorated Police Trooper Jack Deth who has travelled from the year 2247 to 1985 Los Angles on a one-way mission to capture a fugitive with the power to transform ordinary people into psychotic killing machines.

Official Preview Panels for Issue 5 of "Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla"

Action Lab Comics recently send the horror chamber over preview panels for Issue #4 of of "Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla. Issue #4 is written by John Reilly, illustrated by Tom Rogers and Dexter Weeks and cover art by Rogers.

Issue #5 of "Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla" hits stores on 7/29.

Plot Synopsis:

Mark Twain’s retirement party turns deadly when the book golem William Wilde arrives. Meanwhile, Harry Houdini and Susan Lovecraft learn more than they should when they infiltrate one of Aleister Crowley’s séances.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Film Review: "Piranha 3DD"

With the Halloween Horror Movie Madness on Facebook just around the corner, they are currently having the "Creatures from the Deep" week over there. It got me thinking to what film I should review. I gave it thought, until was looking through my blu-ray horror collection and realized that I came across a film that fits the theme and I've reviewed it in the past for It was decided that I would share my review of "Piranha 3DD".

It's interesting to note that the film is directed by John Gulager (Feast) and stars Danielle Panabaker (The Flash, Friday the 13th (2009)), David Koechner (Anchorman, Cheap Thills) and features appearances from Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation, Pulp Fiction), Gary Busey (Silver Bullet, Lethal Weapon), David Hasselholf (Baywatch,  Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival 2) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit).

The Piranhas are back and they’re head upstream from Lake Victoria to a swimming park known as “The Big Wet”. The staff and the patrons have no idea what coming their way. Can they survive the onslaught of piranhas or end up as there next meal.

Sometimes when I’m watching a film, there are some things that I like to rip apart to and there are some things where you actually enjoyed watching all the badness. “Piranha 3DD” is one of those films, where you think that this should be a negative review, but I couldn't help that I had fun with it.

John Gulager does a good job for what he had to work from. He sets out to makes the watching experience a fun time. From the way the set up his scenes to the major bloodbath in the third act, he does a very good job making the scenes feel fun to the viewer and tries to make you forget some of the rushed sequences. The acting was passable, as this wasn’t surprisingly annoying. Gulager does a very good job making the acting not feel too over the top that it turns you off. It especially helped with Hasselhoff’s performance, as I actually enjoy him a lot in a comedic way. He was the best part of this film.

The screenplay written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton was flat out awful for the first two acts before having it somewhat saved in the third act. One of the things that I didn’t like about it was the fact the scenes felt like they were rushed. There wasn’t any character development and no setup to the death scenes with made the film feel like a fast viewing experience. It could have made the film even more fun, if they were set up properly. There is no excuse to have scenes rushed, when the film has 71 minutes of material and 12 minutes of padding. It really aggravates me when that happens. It tells me that the screenwriting process was either rushed or the writers didn’t care about it.

The only thing that saves this and turns it into a guilty pleasure was the third act. I liked how they handles Hasselhoff’s role here. He’s given material that makes his presence feel comedic instead of just waiting to see if a piranha would bite him to death. That and the third act bloodbath are the only good things about this screenplay.

If you want to see a mindless film, then this is your film. If you’re expecting a good follow up to “Piranha”, you’ll be very disappointed. “Piranha 3DD” is one of those films, where you clearly classify as guilty pleasure because of a good third act.

Review Rating: Two and a Half Stars

Creepy Preview Panels for Issue #5 of "Satanic Hell"

Alterna Comics recently sent the horror chamber preview panels for issue #5 of "Satanic Hell". The digital comic is illustrated by Kevin Enhart, Newel Anderson, Jimmy Kerast with story by Grigoris Douros.

"Issue #5 of "Satanic Hell" is  available at participating digital comic shops.

To purchase this comic, you can goto:

Plot Synopsis:

After her punishment, Eva makes the ultimate decision: choosing between heaven or hell. With Dr. Wartech and Reverend Scudder delivering retribution to the band, Death Priest, Dante and Exodus get a new understanding of eternal suffering. Can an unexpected visitor save the beleaguered trio and get them back on track to save Texas from itself?

Preview Panels for the Final Issue of "Mayday:"

Black Mask Studio recently send the horror chamber preview panels for issue #4 of "Mayday. This issue is written by Curt Pires with illustrations by Alex Diotto & Chris Peterson and colors by Dee Cunniffe.

Issue #4 of "Mayday" is available at participating comic shops.

Press Release:

White hot writer Curt Pires (Upcoming THE TOMORROWS from Dark Horse & THE FICTION from Boom!) teams up with rising star artists Chris Peterson (GRINDHOUSE from Dark Horse & upcoming BROKEN WORLD from Boom!) and Alex Diotto (SOUTHERN DOG from Action Lab) to make something truly unique. MAYDAY is a chance to go into the utterly bizarre world that lives in the shadows of Los Angeles.

When issue #1 came out it sold out at Diamond Black Mask scrambled to get a 2nd printing going for stores. Then the announcement that Tim Kring's Imperative Entertainment is developing MAYDAY for television has propelled this crazy little book into something even bigger. Issue 2 came out and upped the insanity on every level. Issue #3 elevated things further. And this Wednesday issue #4 will conclude one of the most bizarre comics of the year.

A washed-up, drug-addicted screenwriter and a transgender bartender stumble onto a Satanic cult's plan to sacrifice people all across LA (geomapped in the form of a pentagram, of course) and bring on Armageddon. As our intrepid, damaged heroes embark on a suicide mission to stop the crazy cultists, even they wonder if this is all really happening or if they're just plain crazy. Probably both. The latest project from Curt Pires sees him teaming with art sensation Chris Peterson for a story that cuts to the very center of Hollywood mythology and depravity itself.

Solicitation for this issue: Route 66. The end of the line. Welcome to Black Hole Sun.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Rough Cut of "Return to Nuke 'Em High: Vol 2 to Screen at Tromadance

Troma Entertainment recently send the horror chamber information that they will be screening the rough cut of their upcoming film "Return to Nuke Em High: Vol 2". The film stars Catherine Corcoran and Asta Paredes..

The rough cut of the film will screen on July 24, at The Paper Box Theater in Brooklyn, NY as part of the Tromadance Film Festival.

Press Release:

Greetings from Tromaville! Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2 will play at the 16th Annual TromaDance Film Festival, July 24, at The Paper Box Theater in Brooklyn, NY.

Last week, Fangoria Magazine revealed exclusively that a screening of a work-in-progress cut of the much-awaited Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2 will take place at The 16th Annual Tromadance Film Festival. Friday, July 24th, is the day the TromaDance Selection Committee has chosen to screen the explosive rough cut finale of Lloyd Kaufman's amazing two-part indie event film.

The focus group will ask the audience to help edit the film by answering a written questionnaire. So this should be an interesting event/exercise.

Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 2 is the continuation and conclusion of the inspiring adventure of Lauren and Chrissy, two teenage lesbian lovers who must face the most corrupt violent, perverted, corrupt and evil forces ever to descend upon Tromaville... and the world! A film that deals with Bullying, LGBTQ rights and Evil Food Conglomerates among other existential threats forces present in modern society.

In an exclusive with Fangoria, Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma and creator of the Toxic Avenger, asserted "We've got almost a fine cut, but it's not color corrected and not all the After Effects are done yet. But it will be good to screen it to an audience who specializes in genre film, give out some questionnaires and get some answers from them about what works and doesn't work. I think this screening will be extremely amazing for the public, and the interactive fans who come to Tromadance like to be a part of the event. i think it's going to be a good experience for us and our fans."

The 2015 edition of TromaDance will be held in The Paper Box Theater on July 24th and 25th. As always Tromadance is completely FREE. Submission fee FREE. Admission FREE. Red carpet FREE. The only film festival from the people, of the people and by the people. Give art back to the people.

Official Green Band Trailer for Ballet Horror Film "Ballet of Blood"

Frolic Pictures recently send us information that they've released the green band trailer for their latest film "Ballet of Blood". The film stars Sydney Raye,  Jessica Knopf, Julia Faye and Mindy Robinson.

"Ballet of Blood is slated to be released this Halloween.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at:

Press Release:

Jared Masters unveils Ballet of Blood green band trailer

Her mind was a forest of blood. She craved insanity. The motion picture that has been regarded as the most highly anticipated underground horror film of 2015 has poked its head out of the dark cinematic sea to release its first official trailer. Ballet of Blood is a film about deadly ballerinas. Its creator, Jared Masters, has always loved the ballet, and really got to express that in this picture. The million-dollar mermaid Sydney Raye stars as Nisa, the sick and sexy psychopath that sprays bullets and seduces her dance instructor, without even trying. Will she get away with her plans of murdering everybody at the company? Ballet of Blood, a psychedelic deluge in terror.

The film co-stars Jessica Knopf as the partner in crime. Laura Amelia as the dance teacher, Delphine, and Julia Faye West as company co-owner, Wren Heyward. The film also features Mindy Robinson as the prima ballerina, Sylvie, with Walter Hochbrueckner, Vera R. Taylor, Rubi Garcia, Marla Martinez, Jacqueline Marie Alberto, Dawna Lee Heising, Dallas Chandler, Krystall Schott, Georgie Borchardt, Sky Patterson, Christopher Arias, Kimberly Cohen, Marylyn Brooks, Tristan Alexander and Shelise Hufstetler.

Produced by Julia Faye West, Sydney Raye, Vera R. Taylor, Walter Hochbrueckner, John Gonatos, Mikko Tervonen, Michael Anthony and Bouvier. Production design by Mystic Marlow. Art Direction by Ryan Henneman. Sound by Jean-Paul Inesta, stills by Mark Rakocy, script supervision by Jonathan Weichsel, make-up by Maggie A. Ellis, assistant producer: publicity division Seth Metoyer, script editing by H. Raven Rose. Casting associates Mikhail Gabriel Curri and Sunny Vachher. Written and directed by Jared Masters.

Expected Halloween 2015.

"Ballet of Blood": Official Green Band Trailer

Full Moon Presents "Trancers" Blasts its Way to Comic Shops in October

Action Lab: Danger Zone recently send us more information on the upcoming "Trancers" comic release. "Trancers" will be the first comic in their latest comic line "Full Moon Presents". The comic is written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti (Starfire, Harley Quinn). and is based on the popular Full Moon series.

"Trancers" issue #1 hits comic shops in October.

Press Release:

Action Lab Entertainment has a hit with CHARLES BAND’S PUPPET MASTER, the horror comic book series based on the popular film series from FULL MOON ENTERTAINMENT. Now the publisher is proud to announce they will be bringing another one of the studio’s classic film series to the comic world with TRANCERS, as part of their brand new comics line, FULL MOON PRESENTS.

Written by legendary creators Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti (Starfire, Harley Quinn) and based on the cult film series starring Tim Thomerson and Academy Award winner Helen Hunt, Trancers is the story of decorated Police Trooper Jack Deth. A cop from the far flung future of the year 2247, Jack must travel back to 1985 Los Angles on a one-way mission to capture a fugitive with the power to transform ordinary people into psychotic killing machines.

With Trancers, Gray and Palmiotti break ground on the Full Moon Presents line of comics, featuring an all-star creator line-up including Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival, Grayson), Brockton McKinney (Zoe Dare, Ehmm Theory), Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp), and Puppet Master-mind Shawn Gabborin .

The first issue will feature a variant cover by Amanda Conner (Starfire, Power Girl and Harley Quinn). Full Moon Presents: Trancers #1 is scheduled for an October 2015 release. Additional FULL MOON PRESENTS titles featuring the works of legendary writer/director Charles Band, Peter David (Oblivion), and David Goyer (Demonic Toys) showcasing more of the studio's cult and modern classics will follow from Action Lab: Danger Zone in 2016!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Blu-Ray Review: "Mark of the Devil"

“Mark of the Devil” marks the first release from Arrow Video that I was able to watch. I was very curious about this label over the years after hearing how they give their British releases the Criterion treatment. This was the first released that I was interested in because of I’m into those types of films about exploitation films of British cinema and witches in general.

The film is about a witchfinder’s apprentice (Udo Kier) who comes to a small Austrian village where he falls in love with a girl. When his master (Herbert Lom) arrives in town, his faith in him is tested when his master deems the girl to be a witch. If matters isn’t worse for him, the town witchmaster general (Reggie Nalder) is a sadistic person that rushes to judgement and want to burn her at the stake. Now caught in the middle, can he find a way to help her escape a violent death before she ends up dead?

“Mark of the Devil” is surprisingly a good film given its subject matter. Director Michael Armstrong does a very good job making the material of the film interesting and shocking. Whether it was the way that the scenes were filmed to how he makes the images feel and look so horrifying, it kept me on edge. The other thing that Armstrong does well, he makes sure that the acting fits the film’s demented tone. He does a very good making sure that most of the main characters performances are villainous. It helped gave me the reaction that I wanted towards them as most of the characters in the film are sick and repulsive. Armstrong also makes sure that his cast had great chemistry with each other. The scenes between Herbery Lom and Udo Keir were great here. Both of the actors had great chemistry with each other. It helped made me more interested in this film especially towards the end.

The screenplay written by Sergio Sasstner and Perry Parker does a very good job making sure that this was horrifying. One of the things that makes this good was the way they made sure the story was very dark from the start. All the horror scene had a certain level of shock to them. Whether it was the execution scenes to the interrogations scenes, everything generated a reaction. It helped made all the horror aspects of the film work well, as those scenes left me horrified and made me turn away from the screen. The other thing that I liked about the screenplay was the way it develops its main characters. I liked the how the writers do a good job focusing on Lom and Keir’s characters and the beliefs that each of those characters have during the course of the film. Even though they weren’t good, at least one of the characters changes during the course of the film. It makes for some very good exchanges and tension between Keir and Lom’s characters.

The special features start out with the audio commentary track with director Michael Armstrong moderated by Calum Waddell. This was a very good track. I liked how both Armstrong and Waddell cover a lot of things from the production of the film to some of the film’s subject matter to the film’s release and other films of this nature. It made for a very good and interesting track.

The next feature is “Hallmark of the Devil”: an interview with Fangoria editor Michael Gingold. The feature talks about the original release of the film and the gimmicks and retitles that Hallmark Films used on other exploitation releases that made those films successful. It was an interesting interview on the history of those films and how it became successful. It’s worth checking out if you’re into those exploitation films of that era.

After that, is “Mark of the Devil: Then and Now”. This featurette showcases the locations used in the film and how it looks now. Not a bad featurette as it was nice to revisit the film’s locations from the time the film was filmed to now.

The next featurette on the disc is “Mark of the Time”. This featurette was about the new wave of British horror in the sixties and seventies. It’s an interesting documentary on the British films that were released during that period of British horror cinema. The interviews were interesting enough to keep my interest.

After that the disc wraps with interviews from most of the cast, outtakes, trailer and a photo gallery.

“Mark of the Devil” is one of those films that does a great job frightening you with its shock value. It also worth watching for the direction of Michael Armstrong and performances of Hebert Lom and Udo Keir.

Review Rating: Four Stars.

Extras: Four Stars

Official Comic Con Posters for Action/Horror Film "The Last Witch Hunter"

Summit Entertainment recently released the official San Diego Comic Con posters for their upcoming Halloween release "The Last Witch Hunter. The upcoming film is directed by Breck Eisner and stars Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie and Michael Caine.

"The Last Witch Hunter" hits theaters on October 23rd.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at:

Plot Synopsis:

The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race.

Full Moon Features and Action Lab: Danger Zone" Expands Their Relationship with "Full Moon Presents" and "Trancers"

Action Lab Danger Zone recently released slides from their San Diego Comic Con presentation regarding their expanded relationship with Full Moon Features. They currently release "Puppet Master", which has been a hit for Action Lab: Danger Zone.

Titles that were announced includes a line of comic called Full Moon Presents. Titles in this series includes "Oblivion", "Demonic Toys", "Gingerdead Man" and "Subspecies".

Also on the horizon is "Trancers" is making the tranisiton to the comic world. The series features comic book greats Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Grey, Tim Seelly and more.

The timetable for these releases are late 2015/early 2016.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fright Meter Awards is Looking for Short Film Submissions of its 2015 Awards

The Fright Meter Awards Organization is looking for submissions for their 2015 Short Film Award Category.  Previous winners of the award include "Light's Out" and Jovanka Vuckovic's "The Captured Bird".

For more information on the Fright Meter Awards, you can visit their official website at:

Press Release:

The Fright Meter Awards Organization is seeking submissions to be considered for the “Best Short Film” award. To be eligible, the short film must be submitted to a film festival or available on social media outlets such as YouTube, Vimeo etc. between December 1st, 2014 and November 30th, 2015 and be available for the Fright Meter Awards Committee to view.

Now in its eighth year, The Fright Meter Awards are presented annually by the Fright Meter Awards Organization, dedicated solely to honoring and recognizing excellence within the horror genre. The nominations and winners are determined by members of the Fright Meter Awards Committee. Past winners of the Fright Meter Award include John Cusack, Chloe Grace Moretz, Rutger Hauer, and Marcia Gay Harden.

The Fright Meter Award Committee consists of horror fans, bloggers, actors, producers, directors, and others involved in the industry. The aim is to select and nominate worthy films regardless of budget, means of release, or popularity. The Fright Meter Awards Organization intends to make the Fright Meter Award one of the most prestigious horror awards given.

If you are interested in having your short film considered, please contact us.

Individuals can visit for more information about the organization.

Michael “Mad Mike” Nagy - Senior Committee Member

Troy Escamilla - President

Fright Meter Awards Organization

Italian Gorefest "Morituris: Legions Of The Dead" Invades DVD and Blu-Ray

Synapse Films recently released information for their release of Italian shocker "Morituris: Legions Of The Dead"which banned in Italy. The film stars Valentina D'Andrea, Andrea De Bruyn, Desiree Giorgetti, Francesco Malcom.

Special features include reversible cover art and official trailer.

"Morituris: Legions Of The Dead" hits retail on September 8th.

Plot Synopsis:

Two lovely Romanian girls take a trip with three Italian men to a rumored midnight rave in the middle of a dark forest. As the gang proceeds on foot to their final destination, a mysterious graveyard is discovered, a shockingly vile plot twist is revealed and bloodthirsty undead Roman gladiators rise from the dead to torture and mutilate their victims! For the two women, an already terrifying night is about to get much, much worse, as the zombified warriors hunt down the group to tear their heads off! Will anyone survive the night? An interesting mix of old school 1980s Italian horror, with a touch of the brutality of Wes Craven's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, MORITURIS is an unflinching, strong, cruel and extremely violent film featuring gruesome effects from Italian SPFX maestro, Sergio Stivaletti (DEMONS, DEMONS 2, DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, Dario Argento's OPERA).

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Film Review: Within These Walls

When I first heard about "Within These Wall, I was interested in this film because the plot looked interesting and the fact that I liked James Tucker’s last two horror films, “Skinned Alive” and “Pink Eye”. Those film focused more on the blood and gore but this was completely different from those films.

The film is about woman (Kelsey Zukowski), who moves back to her childhood home after the death of her mother (Laura Godown-Mortensen). She’s hoping to find out answers to why her mother killed herself. Soon, she becomes haunted and held captive by a malevolent spirit who has invaded her life. The only way to escape the horror that awaits her is to find out why the truth about what happened to her mother and get rid of the spirit that exists in the house.

Going into this film, I was expecting “Within These Walls” would be a straight up horror film with the necessary psychological and supernatural elements that encompasses all supernatural films. But to my surprise, this film has very serious tone with chilling elements that make me horrified and entertained.

One of things that I liked about this was James Tucker’s direction. He does a good job making sure the film has a dark and creepy tone in the way that he approaches and directs. Whether it was the way the film looked to how he approaches the flashback and dreamlike sequences, everything had a gothic feel to it. It helped make the sequences on the page work on screen. Like his previous films to this film, he always does a great job making sure his horror films have a dark feel and look to them. The other thing that he does well is making sure the acting was very good. He does a very good job focusing on how he directs the performances especially with the lead actress. This was one of those films where the main performance is key to its success but Tucker does a great job directing his lead actress Kelsey Zukowski. He makes sure the performance fits the film’s dark tone throughout the whole film. It makes the film work, as I was interested with the material.

Speaking of Zukowski’s performance, it was one the best things in the film. She does a great job making sure her character doesn’t feel like the typical clichéd performance that you see other films of this nature. This could’ve gone down another way with another actor, but Zukowski makes sure that she brings a level of emotion to some of the film’s key scenes. This helped take the film to another level, which is needed for a film like this to work.  Zukowski does a great job making you interested in her character throughout the film is interesting and engaging as this looked like a difficult part to pull off given the nature of the role and the story, I hope this performance will help her get more roles in the future, as she was great in the film.

The screenplay written by Tucker and Zukowski does a very good job developing the main character and the film's backstory. They spend a good time focusing on past events with the main character’s mother that took place the house to how something is haunting and tormenting the film’s main character. By doing that, it helped with the progression of the story and its main character. It also helped make this film feel more of a serious horror film than other films of this nature. The other thing that makes this good was the fact the story had a creepy tone to it. The writers do a good job making sure the tone of the story was consistent throughout. Whether it’s the way the way the scenes were created to how it was executed on paper, everything had a dark gothic tone to them which made the supernatural scenes feel frightening and uneasy to watch on screen.

I highly suggest, you find this when it hits the film festival circuit. This is one of the better independent horror films out there. This film has a great lead performance from Kelsey Zukowski and very good directing from James Tucker. “Within These Walls” is a terrifying and creepy film that will shock you and keep you awake all night.

Review Rating: Five Stars

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Rodney Ascher's "The Nightmare" Headlines Feature Film Selections for Tromadance 2015

The Tromadance Film Festival recently released the list of feature films for their upcoming film festival. Rodney Ascher's (Room 237) "The Nightmare" will headline the festival. The other feature film announced were "Clinger", which played the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival and the UK horror film "X Moor" from the producer of "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For".

The Tromadance Film Festival will be taking place at the Paper Box Theater in Brooklyn, NY on June 24th and 25th. Admission is Free for the event.

For more information on the festival, you can visit the festival's official website at:

Press Release:

Greetings from Tromaville! TromaDance Selection Committee is delighted to announce that Rodney Ascher's (Room 237) brilliant and terrifying The Nightmare will be screened at 16th Annual Tromadance Film Festival.

The Nightmare (USA) "shows a truth more frightening than fiction," warns The Guardian, and has been hailed by critics since premiering at this year's Sundance and South by Southwest film festivals.

A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis

TromaDance 2015 will also feature two one-of-a-kind tour de force feature films, X Moor (UK) and Clinger(USA).

Written and directed by Luke Hyams, X Moor was described by TromaDance founder, Lloyd Kaufman, as "the most frightening and surprising movie that TromaDance has ever presented. I'm still having nightmares and they ain't the Rodney Asher's kind."

Kaufman, also goes on to say that Clinger directed by Michael Steves, "is a Hitchcockian and Raimi-ish combination of hilarity and horror all rolled up into the most entertaining cinematic enchilada you will seen this year." The film features the queen of independent cinema, Debbie Rochon.

Georgia and Matt ravel to the remote English Exmoor to capture footage of legendary panthers that are said to roam the moor. When the couple is joined by animal tracker Fox, they realize they are not the only people in the wilderness, and that they might be the hunted ones...from the producer of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Fern Petersen has her life turned upside down when her overly affectionate boyfriend, Robert Klingher, dies in an embarrassing accident. When Robert returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost, he plots to kill Fern so they can be together forever.

The TromaDance Selection Committee will also be announcing a "Secret Selection" in the coming days. Final arrangements are being made to secure this surprise. Kaufman stated "this year TromaDance is unspooling the very best movies in our 16th year of history. Just the fact that TromaDance can 'unspool' digital films is further proof of how this festival is amazing."

The 2015 edition of TromaDance will be held in The Paper Box Theater on July 24th and 25th. As always Tromadance is completely FREE. Submission fee FREE. Admission FREE. Red carpet FREE. The only film festival from the people, of the people and by the people. Give art back to the people.

TromaDance 2015 is brought to you by FrightPix, one of the most popular streaming services exclusively dedicated to horror films. Offering horror films completely for free, Frightpix is a proud supporter of independent horror productions. The service is available on Roku, Xbox 360, the web and mobile devices and offers a broad choice of hundreds of horror movies, including a selection of Troma's most popular classics such as the Toxic Avenger, The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi, Class of Nuke 'Em High, Tromeo and Juliet, Bigfoot, A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell and many more. Frightpix will be present at Tromadance 2015.

Cult Horror Film "The Mutilator" Slashes its Way to DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Arrow Video recently released information that they will be handling the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of the late eighties slasher film "The Mutilator". The film stars Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez and Bill Hitchcock.

Special features on the DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack includes Brand new 2K restoration from original vault materials of the R-rated and Unrated versions of the film, High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations, Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray), Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, Brand new interviews with cast and crew, Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork to be revealed, Fully-illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film alongside archive articles from Fangoria magazine and more to be announced.

"The Mutilator" hits retail on September 29th.

Plot Synopsis:

Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had... and they don't come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper's sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator! When Ed receives a message from his father asking him to go and lock up the family's beach condo for the winter, it seems like the perfect excuse for an alcohol-fuelled few days away with his friends. After all, his dad has forgiven him for accidentally blowing mom away with a shotgun several years ago... hasn't he? But no sooner are the teens on the island than they find themselves stalked by a figure with an axe (and a hook, and an onboard motor) to grind... Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the 'holy grails' of 80s splatter mayhem due to its highly inventive (and not to say, decidedly gruesome) kill sequences, courtesy of FX wizard Mark Shostrom (Videodrome, Evil Dead II). Finally making its long-awaited bow in High-Definition, The Mutilator has returned to terrorise a whole new generation of horror fans!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Greek Horror Film "The Wife Killer" Appears on DVD

Mondo Macabro recently release information about the upcoming uncut DVD release of the 1976 exploitation horror film "The Wife Killer". The film stars Larry Daniels, Dorothy Moore, Vagelis Seilinos, Leslie Bowman and Dimitris Bislanis.

Special features on the DVD includes Extensive production notes, Interview with producer, Documentary on Greek Cult Cinema, Trailers and Mondo Macabro previews.

"The Wife Killer" hits retail on August 18th.

Plot Synopsis:

Penniless playboy Captain Jim is in hock to his rich older wife, Helen. She has even bought him the fancy yacht that now bears his name. But Jim does not want to be Helen's toy boy any more. \He wants to marry his lover, Laura. He pays a psychopathic killer of women to murder Helen so that he will inherit his wife's millions. But the psycho killer has his own plans. Suspecting Jim will double cross him, he engineers a complex scheme that will give him the upper hand. Very much in the style of the violent and baroque "Giallo" thrillers from 1970s Italy, The Wife Killer is a twisted, shocking and brutal exploration of the devious male psyche. Previously only released to cinemas in a cut version, this is the first official DVD release of the film in the U.S., complete and uncensored. He forced his victims to submit to abnormal sexual behavior.

"This Horror Most Unreal" Headlines Tromadance's Animated Block

Tromadance Film Festival recently released information that "This Horror Most Unreal"will be headling the Tromadance's animated block that takes place on July 25th. The film is directed by acclaimed artist Skinner and Max Minor.

The Tromadance Film Festival will be taking place at the Paper Box Theater in Brooklyn, NY on June 24th and 25th. Admission is Free for the event.

For more information on the festival, you can visit the festival's official website at:

Press Release:

Greetings from Tromaville! Troma Team is thrilled to announce that "This Horror Most Unreal" is an official TD selection. Directed by acclaimed artist Skinner and Max Minor, the film is "an animated silent black & white cavalcade of forgotten evil. Venture to realms of frightening new realities, rife with dangers unknown to mortal man."

The film will headline TromaDance's Animated Block on July 25th. The Troma Team will be announcing it's official features next week.

The 2015 edition of TromaDance will be held in The Paper Box Theater on July 24th and 25th. As always Tromadance is completely FREE. Submission fee FREE. Admission FREE. Red carpet FREE. The only film festival from the people, of the people and by the people.

Tromadance 2015 is brought to you by FrightPix, one of the most popular streaming services exclusively dedicated to horror films. Offering horror films completely for free, Frightpix is a proud supporter of independent horror productions. The service is available on Roku, Xbox 360, the web and mobile devices and offers a broad choice of hundreds of horror movies, including a selection of Troma's most popular classics such as the Toxic Avenger, The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi, Class of Nuke 'Em High, Tromeo and Juliet, Bigfoot, A Nymphoid Barbarian in Dinosaur Hell and many more. Frightpix will be present at Tromadance 2015.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Award Winning Sci-Fi/Horror Film "Closer to God" Lands in Theaters and VOD

Uncork’d Entertainment and Breaking Glass Pictures recently sent the horror chamber stills for their upcoming release of "Closer to God". The film won the best screenplay at the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival and played Fantasic Fest.

"Closer to God hits theaters in limited release and VOD on July 3rd.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at:

Uncork’d Entertainment and Breaking Glass Pictures will release the acclaimed CLOSER TO GOD, a hauntingly chilling and provocative sci-fi horror that’s equal parts David Cronenberg and Mary Shelley, in theatres and VOD July 3.

In writer/director Billy Senese’s “ambitious, thoughtful and provocative take on the Frankenstein story” (ScreenDaily), a scientist on the cutting edge clones the first person but events unravel when news leaks out before his team is prepared. The “mind-blowing, thought-provoking, disturbing and brilliant film” (Talent Monthly) played to thrilled, captivated festival audiences in recent months.

Synopsis : Dr. Victor Reed is a brilliant geneticist who has just achieved a huge scientific breakthrough by successfully cloning the first human being, an adorable baby girl named Elizabeth. This immediately becomes a media spectacle and ignites a firestorm of debate concerning the moral and religious implications of such a discovery. Soon, Dr. Reed and his family lose all sense of privacy and safety as they are swarmed by protesters and the media. Their biggest threat, however, could be Victor’s own secret.

CLOSER TO GOD will screen theatrically in the following markets :

NY - Cinema Village

LA - Laemmle - Music Hall

Portland - Clinton Street Theater

San Francisco - Roxie Theater

Philadelphia - The Roxy

Chicago - Facets Cinematheque

Denver - SIE Film Center

Miami - Cinema Paradiso

Dallas - Texas Theater

Cleveland - Capitol Theater

Also available On Demand day and date.




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NSFW Official Stills and DVD Information for "Revenge is Her Name"

Unearthed Films recently send us over stills and information for their upcoming release of "Revenge is Her Name. The film stars newcomer Lissa Brennan in the lead role, with supporting actors Douglass Bell, Paula Bellin, and Michael Todd Schneider (August Underground's Mordum).

Special features on the DVD include Audio Commentary, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Revenge in the Making Featurette, Short Film: The Night Stinger, Trailer and  Liner Notes.

"Revenge is Her Middle Name" hits retail on August 25th.

Press Release:

Unearthed Films and Fort Street Entertainment are pleased to announce the DVD release of the long sought after indie exploitation film Revenge Is Her Middle Name on August 25th 2015.

This Pittsburgh-lensed revenge epic is the debut effort from New Zealand-born writer and director Anthony Matthews. The movie stars newcomer Lissa Brennan in the lead role, with supporting actors Douglass Bell, Paula Bellin, and Michael Todd Schneider (August Underground's Mordum). Special makeup effects duties were handled by Jerami Cruise of TOETAG EFX and Autumn Cook (The Theatre Bizarre).

Notable quotes:

"Unrepentant nihilism!"
- The Gore-Met
Rue Morgue Magazine

" Essential for fans of the sickest of flicks"
- Art Ettinger
Ultra Violent Magazine

- Jim VanBebber

DVD Special Features:
Audio Commentary
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Revenge in the Making Featurette
Short Film: The Night Stinger
Liner Notes

Plot Synopsis: Years of prostitution and drug abuse have wrecked Kat's (Lissa Brennan) life. She has settled into a stagnant relationship with her junkie boyfriend Dolph (Michael Todd Schneider), and the only 'decent' friend she has, Marilyn (Paula Bellin), also happens to be a high class call-girl. When Kat discovers that she is pregnant, she manipulates Dolph into taking part in a reckless heist that she hopes will score the money she needs to turn her life around. Things inevitably spiral out of control, and she is confronted by a drug dealing pimp known as Mutton Chop (Douglass Bell). Hellbent on vengeance, the sadistic pimp retaliates by ordering a brutal attack against Kat that will change her life forever.

Seven years later, Kat is on the road to recovery... But when another tragic event triggers memories of her devastating past, she lashes out against the opposite sex... Ultimately following a path of vengeance against the men responsible for turning her life upside-down.

Link to trailer: