Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New Trailer, Character Posters and NYCC Panel Information for "The Last Witch Hunter"

Summit Entertainment recently released a new trailer and character 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 film will also be represented at New York Comic Con. The panel is slate for October 10th in the main hall. Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie and director Breck Eisner will be on hand for the panel.

"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.

"The Last Witch Hunter": Official Trailer #2

Supernatural Horror Film "Dark Awakening" Haunting VOD and DVD This Halloween Season

Cafe Oscuro Films recently send us information about their recent release "Dark Awakening". The film stars Jason Cook, Valerie Azkynn and Lance Henriksen (Aliens, “Millennium”).

"Dark Awakening" is currently available through VOD providers and hits DVD this Halloween season.

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

Press Release:

Just in time for the horror season, the critically-acclaimed thriller DARK AWAKENING becomes available on DVD, digital and On Demand platforms through Alchemy Entertainment. Released on September 22, 2015, DARK AWAKENING is a suspenseful thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat holding your breath. Directed by Emmy™ winner Dean C. Jones and starring iconic actor Lance Henriksen (Aliens, “Millennium”), the film centers around James Thomas (Jason Cook), a district attorney who has seemingly left his family ties behind him.

Due to his mother’s untimely death, James moves his wife, Jennifer (Valerie Azlynn), and 7 year old son Danny (William Pifer) to the family’s rural estate in Cedar Rock Falls, North Carolina to tie up loose ends and sell his mother’s house. Shortly after arriving, Jennifer and Danny begin to experience strange paranormal occurrences involving the spirits of children. And to add to the peculiar nature, it seems that Danny is the only “living” child in town. Determined to understand what is happening, Jennifer seeks spiritual guidance from the parish priest and family friend, Father Donovan O' Malley. The mystery deepens with Father O' Malley. He is cognizant of the origins of the dead children, the reason for their resurrection and how and why it ties to her husband James, who holds the darkest secret of all. The film was executive produced by Liliana Kligman and Michele Weisler (The Ring).

The film was a co-production between Café Oscuro Films, LLC and Atlantic & Pacific Pictures. It has been featured as Official Selections at both the 2014 SITGES Film Festival and the 2014 Montreal Comicon Horror Film Festival. The film also screened at the Cannes Film Market in May 2014. The Little Film Company is its worldwide representative.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Orange St Films is Looking for Your Help to Fund the Paranormal Thriler "The Terrible Two"

Orange St Films recently send us over indiegogo information for their campaign to fund "The Terrible Two". The film stars David Reid and Lydia Chandler.

The filmmakers currently raised $6,130 dollars so far. They are looking to raise $25,000 and have 9 days to do it. This is a flexible campaign.

For more information on this Indiegogo campaign, you can goto:

Press Release:

‘The Terrible Two’ is a psychological, paranormal thriller that follows the Poe family as they continue to struggle to come to grips with the deaths of their two daughters one year earlier. The agony of losing their only 2 children has haunted them over the last year but they will soon discover that that’s not the only thing tormenting them.

"We are very passionate about bringing film jobs not only to our state, but more specifically to Wilmington. Please join me in creating more paying positions in our community. There is a tremendous amount of talent here and we plan to hire locally. The more money we have, the more positions we create"

Orange St Films has been in operation for over 10 years making movies, TV commercials, corporate videos, and music videos. Everyone involved in this film has been in the film industry for many years and we refuse to let legislation ruin NC FILM!

Please help suport the film, independent film, and the genre by contributing at ‘The Terrbile Two’ IndieGoGo campaign page

First Look into "Herald: Fingers to the Bone TPB" Graphic Novel

Action Lab Comics recently send the horror chamber over preview panels for "Herald: Fingers to the Bone TPB" This book cover issues #4-6 of "Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla". The graphic novel is written by John Reilly, illustrated by Tom Rogers and Dexter Weeks and cover art by Jack Ciolli .

"Herald: Fingers to the Bone TPB" hits stores on September 30th.

Plot Synopsis:

While Tesla performs a demonstration at Mark Twain’s retirement party, an uninvited guest with an unmatched intellect threatens everything Tesla has worked for. Meanwhile, Susan and Houdini enjoy a quiet evening of séances and astral travel with Aleister Crowley. In Vienna, the Cult continues its attempts to recruit a starving artist with a unique destiny. Collects Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla 4-6.

First Preview Pages for Issue #4 of "The Disciples"

Black Mask Studios recently send the horror chamber preview panels for issue #4 of Steve Niles' new comic "The Disciples". The comic is written by Niles (30 Days Of Night, Criminal Macabre), illustrated by Christopher Mitten (Wasteland, Umbral), color by Jay Fotos and lettering by Thomas Mauer.

Issue four of "The Disciples" hits comic shops on October 30th.

Plot Synopsis for Issue #4:

Niles and Mitten crank up the horror they're famous for in the brain-combusting conclusion toThe Disciples' first story arc. Amid horrifying deaths and an even more horrifying birth, can our heroes escape the carnage on this haunted moon of Jupiter?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Official Stills and Trailer for Bruce McDonald's Upcoming Chiller "Hellions"

 IFC Midnight recently released stills for their upcoming release of  "Hellions". The film is the latest film from Bruce McDonald (Pontypool, Hard Core Logo) and stars Chloe Rose and Robert Patrick.

"Hellions" hits theaters in limited release and VOD on September 18th.

Plot Synopsis: 

A teenager’s Halloween night turns into a terrifying fight to survive when trick-or-treaters from Hell show up at her doorstep. After getting the unwelcome news that she’s pregnant, seventeen-year-old Dora (Chloe Rose) just wants to stay in on Halloween. But then a knock at the door delivers a gaggle of pint-sized demons after one thing: Dora’s baby. Director Bruce McDonald unleashes a hallucinatory visual and auditory assault that propels Hellions to increasingly disturbing realms of terror. Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) co-stars.

"Hellions": Official Trailer

"The Invoking 2" is Set To Terrorize Your Home This Halloween Season

RLJ Entertainment recently released information for their upcoming DVD release of "The Invoking 2". The anthology film is directed by Jamie DeWolf (Smoked), Jay Holben (Black Tar Road), Corey Norman (The Hanover House), Adam O’Brien (ZombieWorld), Patrick Rea (Nailbiter), and first time director Jamie Root and stars Allen Lowman (Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula), Meghan McNicol (“Motives & Murders: Cracking The Case”) and Chara Gannett (Justice is Mind).

No special features were announced.

"The Invoking 2" hits retail on October 6th,

Press Release:

RLJ Entertainment, (NASDAQ: RLJE) brings you The Invoking 2. Featuring terrifying tales of the supernatural, The Invoking 2 is directed by Jamie DeWolf (Smoked), Jay Holben (Black Tar Road), Corey Norman (The Hanover House), Adam O’Brien (ZombieWorld), Patrick Rea (Nailbiter), and first time director Jamie Root. The film stars Allen Lowman (Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula), Meghan McNicol (“Motives & Murders: Cracking The Case”) and Chara Gannett (Justice is Mind). THE INVOKING 2 is available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Digital HD on Oct. 6, 2015.

Although hundreds of disturbing paranormal events occur every year, most of these chilling encounters go unreported… until now. Bear witness as hapless victims experience the unspeakable terror of confronting demonic forces, murderous poltergeists and other evil entities that are dead set on claiming their souls. Descend into an abyss of waking nightmares as these bloodthirsty, malevolent spirits seek to possess their prey and drag them—kicking and screaming—to hell.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Creepy Stills for the Upcoming Chiller "Girl in Woods"

Yield Entertainment recently sent the horror chamber stills for their upcoming release "Girl in Woods". The film starsJuliet Reeves (Automaton Transfusion, Zombies, Zombies, Zombies!), Charisma Carpenter ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", The Expendables), Jeremy London (Mallrats, "Party of Five"), Lee Perkins (Foxcatcher, KatieBird) and John Still (Hustle and Flow, Live Animals).

No release plans have announced for this film at this time.
Press Release:

Yield Entertainment has released a new poster and stills for Jeremy Benson's Girl in Woods. The latest thriller from the director of Shutter and Live Animals, the titular girl must battle nature and her own demons for her survival and sanity in a deserted part of the Appalachian Mountains.

Girl in Woods stars Juliet Reeves (Automaton Transfusion, Zombies, Zombies, Zombies!), Charisma Carpenter ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", The Expendables), Jeremy London (Mallrats, "Party of Five") and Lee Perkins (Foxcatcher, KatieBird) and John Still (Hustle and Flow, Live Animals), and introduces Shaun Elizabeth as "Little Grace."

The death of her fiancé (London) leaves Grace (Reeves) abandoned in a harsh mountain wilderness. Struggling against the elements and fighting off starvation, the fragile shell of her sanity begins to crack. Soon her struggle worsens when she notices a dark figure stalking her, watching her every step. Through memories of her mother (Carpenter) and father (Perkins), Grace finds a long-forgotten truth about herself. It is this secret, long hidden away, that will either lead her to safety or down a path of horror beyond anything she could comprehend.

On his latest film, Benson said, "Girl in Woods was a passion project for us. The idea of doing an origin story to what would be a slasher film interested me, and being able to wrap that inside of a psychological thriller seemed to add a level of storytelling that, as a horror fan, I felt would be welcomed. This film is the birth of an urban legend; one of a mysterious savage that is believed to be killing people in the mountains. I want audiences to be disturbed by what is happening to Grace, and at the end understand the legacy these events leave behind."

Girl in Woods is expected to premiere on the festival circuit soon.

Quite Films Is Looking for Your Help in Making "Hide-A-Key"

Quite Films recently announced their Indiegogo campaign for their upcoming film "Hide-A-Key". No cast has been announced.

The filmmakers are looking to raise $2,184 dollars to cover the film's production. This

"Hide-A-Key" Indiegogo campaign ends in 39 days.

For more information on this campaign, you can goto:

Press Release:

“I’ve always felt Horror works best when there’s a little slice of metaphor in there…ala Dawn of the Dead”, says Producer/Director Kirk White, currently knee deep in the pre-production awesomeness of Hide-A-Key. “it’s always wonderful to get a bunch of people in a house and disgustingly kill them all…and we are going to do that in spades…but if you can add an element of symbolism…subtle metaphor, I think the film ultimately will resonate beyond the WHOOOOOOOOOOAH factor. Ultimately we’re telling the story of the destruction of a family from within. We’re making Othello…with a lot more nudity, better kills.”

White says the impetus of Hide-a-Key came from a very genuine fear of his house. “When we moved in,” he says, “there was that period between closing and actually taking residence, you know that glorious time where the Mrs. gets to change stuff and hire folk to tear down walls and paint? It was during that time I’d go, mostly late at night, after work, to apply paint samples to various walls…living the literal version of 50 Shades of Grey…and so very often I’d find myself alone in this house very late at night. And that’s when the ol’ big brain began working on me from within and before I knew it I was convinced that the radiator clanks and common house creaking was a dude creeping up the stairs to get me. And my wife made so much fun of me…you’re a big man scared of his house….and then we moved in and the first night there she was all, WHAT IS THAT NOISE!”

It didn’t take long for the film maker in him to realize that if the house could scare the two people who loved it the most, it would probably scare anyone so the kernel to film something there was born…and a bit of “boneheaded stupidity” cemented the deal.

“I locked myself out,” White says, “had to break in my own house and then went to buy one of those little fake rock hide a key thingies and while I was looking for a place to hide it, I thought, wouldn’t it be scary to open this thing and find your key missing? Or worse…”

And that is where Hide-A-Key sprang to life. The movie is about a father who gets locked out of his house on a weekend when the wife is away with the kids. As he opens his own fake rock, instead of a key, he finds a memory stick containing a disturbing series of video clips; each more terrifying than the last and starring an unknown intruder who has used the key to gain entry into their lives. Further upping the stakes on the intensity of this is the claim that it was “collectively written by the sickest minds on the Dark Web”.

“I knew I needed a bunch of scenes so I thought it would be a cool idea to put the call out to all my online screenwriter friends…mostly veterans from Movie Poet (r.i.p.) and put a simple post on a group page asking for 3-5 page scenes and the only criteria was to have this intruder messing with the family. I gave a couple parameters (family size, etc) but it was mostly anything goes”, White says. “I thought, this will be fun…what could possibly go wrong??? And then the scripts started coming in”

And that , White says, is where Hide-A-Key took a dark detour into realms he could never have imagined. “when you put a call out into the abyss for scripts, the abyss will send you back some scripts!”

White continues, “Here’s the thing. I am a freak. I am a horror fanatic. I saw Halloween before I saw Bambi. I thought I knew from scary/twisted. But these scripts started pouring in…and these things…these things I have to do to people…these things I have to go out and cast actors and hire technicians so that I can do these awful things….I’m telling you, not even the kills…the kills are fucked up enough…but let’s table them for now. Just the stuff this guy does to the unbeknowing (sic) family….these are the things that will redefine heebiejeebies."

As to any hints to “heebiejebbie” inducing gags? White is demure: “let’s just say, you may not look at feminine hygiene products in quite the same way again. And then there’s a slug thing…I’ve said too much already”.

The film is shooting this fall in New Jersey.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Lionsgate Prepares to Unleash "Eaters" on DVD

Lionsgate recently released information for their upcoming DVD release of "Eaters". The film stars  Marcelle Bowman (Last Days), Robert Dean (Jim), Jonathan Haltiwanger (TV’s “Street Behavior”) and Hannah Risinger (TV’s “Dead of Night”).

No special features were announced for the DVD.

"Eaters" hits retail on October 6th.

Press Release:

Lionsgate Home Entertainment is serving up blood-curdling scares when Eaters arrives on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand October 6th. Marcelle Bowman (Last Days), Robert Dean (Jim), Jonathan Haltiwanger (TV’s “Street Behavior”) and Hannah Risinger (TV’s “Dead of Night”) star as friends embarking on the scariest road trip of their lives. Eaters will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Five friends embark on an epic road trip, but when one friend disappears at a rest stop, their search brings them face to face with a violent biker gang. After a narrow escape from death, their nightmare goes from bad to spine-chilling when they find themselves being stalked in an abandoned town.

Official Stills and DVD Information for Brett Piper's "Queen Crab"

Wild Eye Releasing recently released information for their upcoming DVD release of "Queen Crab". The film is the latest from cult filmmaker Brett Piper (They Live, Screaming Dead) and stars Michelle Simone Miller, Kathryn Metz and Rich Lounello.

Special features on the DVD includes feature-length director's commentary, special effects featurettes, a behind the scenes featurette, a blooper reel and trailers. Queen Crab" hits retail on September 29th.

Press Release:

Wild Eye Releasing has announced the September 29th DVD and VOD release of Queen Crab. The latest film from cult auteur Brett Piper (They Bite, The Screaming Dead, Raiders of the Living Dead) Queen Crab is a loving, action-packed tribute to the classic days of practical stop-motion animation, evoking the days of Ray Harryhausen creature features.

A meteor crashes into a quiet lake in the remote countryside, awakening a centuries-old beast. She emerges from the deep and tears through a nearby town and its inhabitants. The humans must fight for their lives and stop this Queen Crab before she can hatch an army of babies that will overrun the entire world.

The September 29th DVD release of Queen Crab (SRP $19.95) will exclusively include a feature-length director's commentary, special effects featurettes, a behind the scenes featurette, a blooper reel and trailers.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Official Trailer for the Haunting Supernatural Film "Pay the Ghost"

RLJ Entertainment recently send us over the official trailer for their upcoming theatrical release "Pay the Ghost", The film stars Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead).

"Pay the Ghost" hits theaters in limited release on September 25th.

Plot Synopsis:

Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) stars in this intense and chilling thriller about one man’s desperate search for his missing child. One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Lawford (Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead), he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son—and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.

"Pay the Ghost": Official Trailer

"Ballet of Blood" to World Premiere at RIP Horror International Film Fest

Frolic Pictures recently send us over information and lobby cards for their latest film "Ballet of Blood. The film stars Sydney Raye Jessica Knopf and Mindy Robinson.

The film will be having its world premiere on October 29th at the RIP Horror International Film Fest. Screening time is 8PM Tickets are $5 if purchased before September 11th. $10 after.

To purchase tickets for this screening, you can goto:

Press Release:

Ballet of Blood opens RIP Horror International Film Fest

Jared Masters’ magnum opus, Ballet of Blood, has been selected to open the RIP Horror International Film Fest this year in Hollywood. The festival takes place over the Halloween weekend. RIP brings quality horror entertainment from indie filmmakers around the world. This year will include the "Bloody Doll Awards" to celebrate the empowerment of women working in the business for the advancement of the horror genre.

Ballet of Blood will have its world premiere on October 29th 2015, at 8pm. See link for tickets below. Only $5 if purchased before September 11th. $10 after. This ain’t The Nutcracker! Come walk the red carpet and see this highly anticipated horror film.

Film synopsis: After a ballet school's prima ballerina (Mindy Robinson) gets shot at by beautifully psychotic fellow dancer, Nisa (Sydney Raye), the whole company's on edge. Classes continue, shrouded in fear, while Nisa remains at large. Her ditsy ballerina friend, Ria (Jessica Knopf), is being held in solitary confinement for suspicion of being involved. But Ria breaks out of the asylum, and after getting willingly drugged by Nisa, Ria is coerced into assisting her on a new mission, the ultimate assault (with a samurai sword and UZI machine gun from her father's secret room). All those who contributed to the many years of emotional and physical abuse and body shaming will be in harm's way. Meanwhile, a nerdy ballerina, Maren (Marla Martinez) starts writing a novel based on the events that transpired, deeply offending some for turning such sensitive material into a book, for young audiences. Soon, her and her sister, Saren (Rubi Garcia), realize every word being typed on Maren's typewriter is somehow altering real life. Will this strange and psychedelic parallel fantasy carry the sisters, along with anyone else, to a merciless blood-splattered doom?

The film stars Sydney Raye and Jessica Knopf, with Laura Amelia as the dance teacher, Delphine, and Julia Faye West as company co-owner. The film also features Mindy Robinson as the prima ballerina, 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, Geo Sargent, Bob Evans and Garrett Morosky.

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, assistant producer Seth Metoyer, script supervision by Jonathan Weichsel, script editing by H. Raven Rose. Written and directed by Jared Masters.

Trailer and tickets below!

NSFW Preview Panels for the First Issue of "Holy F*cked"

Action Lab: Danger Zone recently released preview pages for their new comic "Holy F*cked". The issue is written by Nick Marino with illustration and cover art by Daniel Arruda Massa.

Issue #1 of "Holy F*cked hits comic retailers on September 9th.

Plot Synopsis:

After recklessly killing tons of gods in HOLY F*CK, Jesus is back, again, and chilling with Satan in domestic bliss. And their best bud, Sister Maria, is managing a local homeless shelter. Sounds great, right? Not for Hercules! The "Muscles from Mt. Olympus" is pissed and he wants revenge. Plus... what shocking news does Satan have for his macho messiah?

The all new first issue from the sequel to the popular series comes with a limited to 1,500 copies Halloween themed variant cover.