Friday, January 29, 2016

Official Trailer for the Bloody Romantic Horror Film "Nina Forever"


Epic Picture Group recently released the official trailer for their upcoming release "Nina Forever". The film stars Abigail Hardingham, Cian Barry, Fiona O'Shaughnessy.

"Nina Forever" hits theaters in limited release and VOD on February 12th.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at: http://ninaforever.com/

Plot Synopsis:

A darkly comic love story. Holly’s attempt at helping Rob through his grief is not aided by his dead girlfriend Nina coming back, bloody and broken, every time they make love.


"Nina Forever": Official Trailer

Official Stills and Trailer for the Gay Horror Comedy "You're Killing Me"


Wolfe Video recently send the horror chamber stills for their upcoming DVD/VOD release "You're Killing Me". The upcoming film stars Matthew McKelligon (Interior. Leather. Bar., Eastsiders, and My Sweet Suicide), Jeffery Self (Logo's "Jeffery & Cole Casserole"), Drew Droege (The Chloe Videos), Mindy Cohn ("The Secret Life of the American Teenager"), Edi Patterson ("Blackish," "Partners").

Special features on the DVD includes Trailer, Bloopers, and Improv: Drew & Edie included on DVD.

"You're Killing Me" hits stores on March 8th.

Plot Synopsis:

An intriguing mix of horror and romantic comedy, You’re Killing Me shows what happens when George, a narcissistic wannabe internet star, meets Joe, a monotone serial killer.

George catches Joe’s attention and they immediately begin dating. While all of George’s friends agree that Joe seems a bit strange, George claims his new beau “isn’t scary, he’s gorgeous.”

As George’s friends start to disappear, the remaining group decides to take matters into their own hands.






"You're Killing Me": Official Trailer



Lloyd Kaufman Set To Appear at the 18th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention


Troma Entertainment recently released information that  Lloyd Kaufman will  be appearing live at the 18th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention.

The convention takes place February 12 through the 14th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia,PA.

For more information on this convention, you can go to the convention's official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiatattooartsconvention

Lloyd Kaufman, prexy of Troma Entertainment and creator of, The Toxic Avenger, will be appearing live at the 18th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention alongside his cast and crew of mutants and Super-Tromettes, including The Toxic Avenger himself, it was announced today by Troy Timpel, founder of the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention and of Villain Arts. Tattoo lovers and Troma fans will have the opportunity to meet Lloyd Kaufman in person with the added bonus of free photo-ops, free signed copies of posters, film stills, and DVD or Blu-Ray copies of Troma movies. Mr. Kaufman is unique among celebrities you never head of because he does not charge for signatures or photo-ops!

Other merchandise available at the Troma booth will be Troma T-shirts, stickers, toys and backpacks.

The raunchy and intoxicated Troma Movies icon Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D. will also appear and will be hosting a live taping of his smash hit variety-show series, Kabukiman's Cocktail Corner. Guests to be interviewed on the February 12th Philadelphia episode include the sarcastic and shocking California punk band Guttermouth as well as creator and director of Honky Holocaust, Paul Michael McAlarney. Honky Holocaust, which is set to be released on the Troma Now channel on February 1st as part of Troma's celebration of Black History Month, will be screening on Friday night at the Tattoo convention and attendees will have an opportunity to meet McAlarney and his crew at the Troma booth.

Among other Tromatic entertainment will be Troma and horror-themed tattoo contests, an appearance by the brilliantly talented animator Emily Youcis and, of course, a slew of delightful and sexy Tromettes who will be selling merchandise taking photos with fans.

The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention is brought to you by Villain Arts. The convention is one of the largest national tattoo expos in the country and the event includes artists from around the world, a variety of sideshow performances including burlesque, human suspension as well as appearances by celebrities from the tattoo community.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Frightening Poster and Bloody Stills for the Upcoming Slasher "Bunni"


Wild Eye Releasing recently send the horror chamber stills for their upcoming release of "Bunni". The upcoming film stars Alexandria Hendrick, Kent Blue, Sara Ammons and Daniel Benedict.

"Bunni" hits retail on March 8th.

Plot Synopsis:

Fans of homicidal mama's boys will have a new reason to scream when festival hit Bunni arrives on DVD in March. To celebrate the blood-soaked visit with Mother, Wild Eye Releasing has unveiled new artwork, stills and a trailer for Daniel Benedict's award-winning slasher film.

A group of teens explore an abandoned factory at the request of one of their friends. Little do they know he is leading them to a slaughter at the hands of his mentally deranged mother..

The DVD release of Bunni (SRP $19.95) will be available nationwide in March..








Preview Pages for Issue #11 of "Puppet Master"


Action Lab Danger Zone recently send the horror chamber preview pages for issue #11 of "Puppet Master. The issue is written by Shawn Gabborin with illustration and cover art by Antonio Ontiveros (Pencils/Inks) and Daniel Morales Olvera (Colors). Variant cover art by Glenn Lumsden (Pencils/Inks/Colors).

Issue 11 of "Puppet Master" hits comic retailers on January 27th.

Plot Synopsis:

Face-to-face with Camille, can Anthony do what he set out to do, or will he become another victim? Are the Puppets able to help their new Master… or does Camille still have some pull with the stringless Puppets? Variant and variant sketch covers limited to 2,000 copies each.






Monday, January 18, 2016

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" Makes It's Way to Comic Shops


Action Lab Comics recently send thfe horror chamber preview pages and cover art for the upcoming release of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado". The comic is written by Edgar Allan Poe and Enrica Jang with cover art and illustration by Jason Struez.

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" hits comic retailers on  February 20th.

Plot Synopsis:

“The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.” A new adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous tale of wine, friendship and betrayal. Includes an exciting first look at pages from the upcoming sequel to the Poe classic, The House of Montresor!





Action Packed Preview Pages for the Graphic Novel Clusterf@#k"

Alterna Comics recently released preview pages for the upcoming release of the graphic novel "Clusterf@#k". The graphic novel is written by Jon Parrish and illustration by Diego Toro.

"Clusterf@#k" graphic novel hits retail on March 30th.

Plot Synopsis:

One demon. One jackass. One AWFUL Saturday night... After defeating an evil wizard, two private investigators suddenly find themselves being pursued by werewolves, vampires, and worst of all - GOVERNMENT AGENTS! Luckily, Karl can transform into a powerful DEMON and Jim can transform into a GIANT... pain in the butt. Will they survive the night? And more importantly... will they get PAID?? Yeah... it's just one big CLUSTERF@#K!






Friday, January 15, 2016

Complete List of Nominees for 2016 Fright Meter Awards




The 2015 Fright Meter Award nominations have been revealed and It Follows, Spring, and We Are Still Here lead the 2015 nominations with seven each, including Best Director and Best Actress.

The Fright Meter Awards have been presented annually since 2007 by the Fright Meter Awards Committee, a registered non profit organization dedicated solely to honoring the best in horror each year.  Nominees and winners are determined by the committee, which consists of horror bloggers, actors, directors, producers, and others involved in the industry. 

Without further ado, the 2015 Fright Meter Award nominations:

Best Horror Movie
The Final Girls
Goodnight Mommy
It Follows
Spring
What We Do In The Shadows   

Best Director
Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Spring)
Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak)
Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz (Goodnight Mommy)
Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here)
David Robert Mitchell (It Follows)

Best Actor In A Leading Role
Mark Duplass (Creep)
Lou Taylor Pucci (Spring)
Ryan Reynolds (The Voices)
Kurt Russell (Bone Tomahawk)
Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows)

Best Actress In A Leading Role
Barbara Crampton (We Are Still Here)
Taissa Farmiga (The Final Girls)
Nadia Hilker (Spring)
Maika Monroe (It Follows)
Lin Shaye (Insidious: Chapter 3)

Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Larry Fessenden (We Are Still Here)
Matthew Fox (Bone Tomahawk)
Richard Jenkins (Bone Tomahawk)
Leigh Whannell (Cooties)
Rainn Wilson (Cooties)

Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Malin Akerman (The Final Girls)
Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak)
Deanna Dunagan (The Visit)
Lisa Marie (We Are Still Here)
Sierra McCormick (Some Kind Of Hate)

Best Screenplay
Bone Tomahawk
The Final Girls
It Follows
Spring
What We Do In The Shadows

Best Makeup
Bone Tomahawk
Crimson Peak
Deathgasm
We Are Still Here
WolfCop


Best Special Effects
Crimson Peak
Deathgasm
Headless
Insidious: Chapter 3
Stung

Best Score
Crimson Peak
Deathgasm
The Editor
The Final Girls
It Follows

Best Editing
The Final Girls
It Follows
Spring
Unfriended
We Are Still Here

Best Cinematography
Bone Tomahawk
Crimson Peak
It Follows
Spring
We Are Still Here

Best Short Horror Film
Chomp (Directed by: Lynne Hansen)
The Confession Of Fred Krueger (Directed by: Nathan Thomas Milliner)
The Package (Directed by: Damon Rickard)
Ronald McDonald Playground Slaughter (Nominees to be determined)
Selfie From Hell (Directed by: Erdal Ceylan)


For more information about the Fright Meter Awards, visit www.frightmeterwards.com or find the awards on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/frightmeterawards or Twitter: @Frightmeter.

Official Stills from the Upcoming Slasher "Serial Kaller"


Wild Eye Releasing recently send the horror chamber stills for the upcoming DVD release of "Serial Kaller". The film stars  Debbie Rochon (Return to Nuke 'Em High, Phobia, The Theater Bizarre) and horror favorite Suzi Lorraine (Wrath of the Crows, Won Ton Baby) and Dani Thompson.(Axe to Grind).

"Serial Kaller" hits retail on January 26th.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/serialkaller

Press Release:

Wild Eye Releasing's latest slasher flick, Serial Kaller, cuts to the bone of modern technology, where everyone broadcasts themselves through hashtags and filters. The lovely ladies of Babealicious TV flaunt what they have for all the world to see, but one deranged fan wants more than pixels. When he calls, the game changes forever. Serial Kaller comes to DVD and VOD January 26th, featuring legendary Scream Queen Debbie Rochon (Return to Nuke 'Em High, Phobia, The Theater Bizarre) and horror favorite Suzi Lorraine (Wrath of the Crows, Won Ton Baby).

A group of beautiful Internet models are trapped inside their recording studio and hunted down by a mentally unstable fan they insulted live on the air. Now the girls must join together to escape and face their murderous stalker, or be picked off one by one. Beauty may only be skin deep, but revenge cuts to the bone.

The DVD release of Serial Kaller (SRP $19.95) will be available nationwide.





Creepy Teaser Posters and New Trailer for "The Witch


A24 recently released teaser posters and new trailer for their anticipated horror release "The Witch". The film won the Best Director Prize in the U.S Narrative Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger and Lucas Dawson.

"The Witch" hits theaters February 19th.

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at: http://thewitch-movie.com/

Plot Synopsis:

In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family's frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630. New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest - within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately - animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways. Writer/director Robert Eggers' debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival - winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition - painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin - in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy - and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.


"The Witch": Official Trailer #2

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cult Zombie Film "The Dead Next Door" Invades Blu-Ray


Tempe Entertainment recently send us over information that 1990 Super 8mm cult horror film "THe Dead Next Door" was recently released on Blu-Ray. The release boast a brand-new 4:3 and 16:9 1080p HD masters have been painstakingly created from a 2K restoration using the original Super-8mm film elements. Also included is a 5.1 surround mix which restores the voices of the original cast members for the first time ever, vintage and newly-prepared bonus materials, audio commentaries, and the original standard-definition VHS and DVD masters used for previous releases.

The first 1,000 units are numbered and signed by the director, with reversible “retro” artwork and an eight-page, full-color booklet with liner notes by FANGORIA Editor-in-Chief Michael Gingold.  

To purchase a copy of this film, you can goto:http://tempevideo.tictail.com/product/the-dead-next-door-ultimate-edition-3-disc-blu-ray-dvd-cd-preorder

Press Release:

Akron, Ohio: Tempe Digital today announced the immediate availability of a 3-Disc Ultimate Edition of the 1990 landmark independent shocker “The Dead Next Door,” the boutique cult label’s first HD release. Featuring Blu-ray, DVD, and soundtrack CD discs, the release follows a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to help fund the extensive restoration work, along a handful of limited theatrical screenings last fall.

Two and a half decades before “The Walking Dead” made zombies mainstream on cable television, 19year-old writer/director J.R. Bookwalter (“Ozone,” “Witchouse 2: Blood Coven”) embarked on “The Dead Next Door,” an ambitious horror feature pitting an elite team of Zombie Squad soldiers against hoards of the undead and the secretive religious cult hell-bent on protecting them. The film would ultimately take four years to complete with the help of a now-famous Hollywood director and more than 1,500 Northeast Ohio residents, who portrayed the multitudes of bloodthirsty ghouls.

For this one-of-a-kind release, brand-new 4:3 and 16:9 1080p HD masters have been painstakingly created from a 2K restoration using the original Super-8mm film elements. Also included is a 5.1 surround mix which restores the voices of the original cast members for the first time ever, vintage and newly-prepared bonus materials, audio commentaries, and the original standard-definition VHS and DVD masters used for previous releases. 

The first 1,000 units are numbered and signed by the director, with reversible “retro” artwork and an eight-page, full-color booklet with liner notes by FANGORIA Editor-in-Chief Michael Gingold. 
Priced at $34.99 with free USA shipping, “The Dead Next Door” Ultimate Edition Blu-ray is available while supplies last exclusively from the Tempe Online Store, with additional outlets to be announced in the near future. Collectables including a reversible theatrical poster, Zombie Squad iron-on patch, and limited VHS of the original 1990 version are also available. 

Halloween Themed Horror Film "All Hallows Eve 2" Spooks Your Home in February


RJL Entertainment recently released information for their upcoming DVD release of the horror anthology film "All Hallows Eve 2". The film stars Andrea Monier (The Black Water Vampire) and Damien Monier (Grim).

"All Hallows Eve 2" hits retail on February 2nd.

Plot Synopsis:

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brings you the new sequel to the Halloween-themed horror movie ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2. Directed by Bryan Norton (Seven Hells), Antonio Padovan (Once Upon a Time, Inc.), Marc Roussel (The Last Halloween), Ryan Patch (If I Give My Soul), Jay Holben (Hunger), The Kondelik Brothers (Airplane VS Volcano), Elias Benavidez (A Boy’s Life), Mike Kochansky (Mr. Tricker’s Treat), and Andres Borghi (Alexia), the film stars Andrea Monier (The Black Water Vampire) and Damien Monier (Grim). ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2 is available on Digital Video and on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on Feb. 2, 2016.

Alone on Halloween, a young woman finds a mysterious VHS tape on her doorstep—a tape that shows a series of gruesome and ghastly tales that appear to be all too real. But these terrifying glimpses of damned souls are not the only horrors that stalk her. A sinister, pumpkin-faced killer is using the videotape as a portal into our reality; and if he makes it through, this twisted trickster seeks only one “treat”: Blood.

Unearthed Films Unearths "American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock" IndieGoGo Campaign


Unearthed Films recently send us information that they have a presale for their latest film "American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock" on IndieGoGo. Perks include   DVD's, BD-r's, Perks, Props, Tees and even Sneakers. 

They are looking presell at least $30,000 in 14 days to pay back the budget for their film. This is a flexable funding campaign meaning they will get what ever they raised.
 
For more information or to contribute to this campaign, you can goto: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/american-guinea-pig-bloodshock#/

Press Release:

BLOODSHOCK is in its final days... 14 to be exact, that are left on the Indiegogo Presales for limited Edition DVD's, BD-r's, Perks, Props, Tees and even Sneakers. Were trying to presell at least, 30,000.00 to pay back the budget for Bloodshock and hopefully, make the next in the American Guinea Pig Series. DVD"s of the pre-sale from Indiegogo will be shipping in March, early April of this year. The film is finished, so your not waiting a year to be able to see the film. Props are sold along with the dvd's that were used in the film. Were actually selling, everything to try to move ahead with AGP, faster then a normal release.


The 3 disc, limited edition retail version will not hit the streets until September or October of this year. Due to a 6 month window for distribution of finalized dvd's and blu rays for retail ordering, we figured it would be best for fans of the extreme series and ourselves to continue the series with limited edition, signed and numbered, alternate and gore covers for those who pre-buy the film straight from us, using Indiegogo to help with the shares on social media.  Normally, a movie is made, sold for distribution and after a year of selling, the budget is made back and hopefully, the film maker can make the next film. We are doing the opposite and selling, limited editions, to get the ball rolling and not stagnant in creating ultra gore films for the gorehounds out there. 

We have a share contest, were the top ten sharers of the indiegogo pre-sale of Bloodshock recieve a special limited edition dvd of bloodshock, limited to 25 copies that will only be given to the share winners and cast and crew.

Anyone who buys or bought a limited edition dvd or blu, will be added to the special thank you section in the credits of AGP: Bloodshock. Anyone who buys or bought a special perk or prop will be added to a special section in the credits.

A limited edition Big Box vhs, limited to 50 copies made by Vultra Video will be signed and numbered by cast and crew.

Directed by Marcus Koch (100 Tears, Fell, AGP: Bouquet of Guts and Gore)
Written by Stephen Biro (Philosophy of a Knife, AGP: Bouquet of Guts and Gore, Bubba the Redneck Werewolf)
Starring: Dan Ellis (Gutterballs, Hanger) 
Lillian McKinley
Andy Winton 
Gene Palubicki
Alberto Giovanelli
FX by Oddtopsy FX, Marcus Koch, Cat Bernier, Chris Polidoro, Melanie Dead, Stephen Biro
Soundtrack by Kristian Day, Screamerclauz, Gene Palubicki (Angel Corpse, Perdition Temple)
Produced by Unearthed Films, Stephen Biro and Oddtopsy FX

SYNOPSIS: man finds himself trapped and used for medical experiments in an abandoned mental facility. He doesn’t understand why or how he got there, but the surgical tortures allow him to experience a new level of pain, sadness and reality he has never felt before. As the levels of maniacal mutilation enfolds, he finds himself down the rabbit hole. Grasping onto anything, the tormented finds a way out. Clutching onto what every human being is desperate for…little does he understand, his ending is all of our endings.”

Here is a list of the films, lined up for the American Guinea Pig Series... All titles are tentative and subject to change. 

BOUQUET OF GUTS AND GORE Directed by Stephen Biro
BLOODSHOCK Directed by Marcus Koch
DARM NIRVANA Directed by Felipe Eluti (Visceral: Between the Ropes of Madness)
THE GROWING WOMAN Directed by (Secret Director)
THE MUTILATION SYMPHONY Directed by (Secret Director)
XXXXX XXX XXXXXXX Directed by (Super Secret Director)
THE SLAUGHTER SPECIAL Directed by (FAN SUBMISSIONS) A $10,000 BOUNTY SPLIT BETWEEN FILM MAKERS CHOSEN FROM SUBMISSIONS!
EXORCISTS Directed by Stephen Biro