Friday, September 8, 2017

Wild Eye Releasing Hosts 24 Movie Marathon in Columbus, Ohio


Wild Eye Releasing recently send us over information that they've be hosting a 24 hour movie marathon featuring some of their top films. Films include Tales of Poe, Caesar & Otto's Deadly Xmas, Frankenstein's Hungry Dead, Dinner Break: Tailgate Dinner Buffet, Queen Crab, Bigfoot: The Movie, Shark Exorcist, Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated simultaneous double feature, Asylum of Darkness, The Disco Exorcist, Sodomaniac, Clownkill and Badass Monster Killer

The event takes on September 16/17 at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information on this event, you can goto: http://gatewayfilmcenter.org/24-hour-wild-eye-marathon/


Press Release:

Wild Eye Releasing, a growing leader in independent cinema since 2008, in association with Midnight Monster Movies are hosting a day of splastastic, fantastic horror fun as they host a marathon of some of Wild Eye’s most popular releases.
The event, being held at the Gateway Film Center in Ohio on September 16/17, features a full 24 hours of the Wild Eye catalogue as well as dinner and breakfast.

With the assistance of Wild Eye president Rob Hauschild, who admits his product and practices are  unapologetically based on those of B-movie legend Roger Corman, organizer (Dr) Bob Tesla,  fictional younger brother of Nikola Tesla, has put together a slate of outrageously fun films including Asylum of Darkness (with cast and crew Q&A), erotic horror-comedy The Disco Exorcist, Donald Farmer’s Shark Exorcist and Tales of Poe starring genre legends Adrienne King and Caroline Williams.

The marathon features :
Tales of Poe Caesar & Otto's Deadly Xmas Frankenstein's Hungry Dead Dinner Break: Tailgate Dinner Buffet Queen Crab Bigfoot: The Movie Shark Exorcist Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated simultaneous double feature Asylum of Darkness The Disco Exorcist Sodomaniac Clownkill Badass Monster Killer

Make a Date with "The First Date" on VOD


Together Magic Films recently send the horror chamber information for their latest film "The First Date". The horror comedy is the first film from Michael Buttino Jr. and Golden Groves.

"The First Date" hits VOD on September 26th.

Press Release:

The debut feature film of Michael Buttino Jr. and Golden Groves, ‘The First Date,’ will be released on Amazon Video, Amazon Prime and Vimeo On Demand on September 26th.

The official synopsis reads: “Tired of the online dating world, a hopeful woman decides to give it one last try with a charming stranger who owns his own theater and has a collection of very strange short films.

Produced by Buttino and Groves as 'The September Brothers' in New York, the new 80-minute long feature film combines traditional horror, paranormal scares, science fiction, and plenty of b-movie humor.

“What ‘The First Date’ might lack in budget, it more than makes up for it in creativity, originality, and the filmmakers’ genuine love for the horror genre. It’s scary, funny and frankly, a bit weird (in the best way possible). We think viewers will enjoy The September Brothers’ quirky and relatable style and point of view.” Says Armand Petri, Head of Operations and Marketing for distributor Reel Nightmare Films.

‘The First Date’ will be released on Amazon Prime (US/UK/DE) on September 26th, and it will be released on DVD on Amazon (US) right before Halloween. ‘The First Date’ is now available worldwide for pre-order on Vimeo On Demand here: http://bit.ly/2xS4zm6

"The First Date": Official Trailer

Gory Preview Pages for Issue #1 of "Puppet Master: Curtain Call"


Action Lab Danger Zone recently send us over preview pages for Issue #1 of "Puppet Master: Curtain Call". This is the last story in the "Puppet Master" comic series. The issue is written by Shawn Gabborin with art and cover art by Daniel J. Logan (pencils/inks) and Yann Perrelet (colors).

"Puppet Master: Curtain Call" Issue #1 hits comic shops on October 18th.

Press Release:

PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL is the finale of our epic PUPPET MASTER comic series! Everything from the first five volumes of the PUPPET MASTER ongoing series comes to a head here! It’s the final showdown between the puppets of Andre Toulon versus the demon god Anapa and his evil puppets… with the guests of the Bodega Bay Inn caught in the middle!

Based on the Full Moon Entertainment movies, PUPPET MASTER is about a band of killer puppets who must bend to their master’s will, even if it goes against the essence of the soul trapped in each of them. Anyone who enjoys killer dolls or slasher movies will be right at home in the PUPPET MASTER universe.

Gabborin also talks about his overall experience working on the series: “PUPPET MASTER has been a dream project. I grew up on the PUPPET MASTER movies, and credit them as some of the films that helped make me a horror fan in the first place. So it has been amazing to give back to this franchise." He goes on to say, "PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL is the endgame I’ve been building toward since PUPPET MASTER #1. Hopefully it’s as satisfying for the fans to read as it was for me to write!”

PUPPET MASTER: CURTAIN CALL #1 will be available in a comic book store near you on October 18.









Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Moments That Made "Twin Peaks: The Return" A Masterpiece in My Eyes



Please Note: This article contain spoilers

Normally I won't talk about TV shows here on the site as I'm more of a film guy but David Lynch's "Twin Peaks: The Return " was something I felt like I need to share my favorite moments of the series because this was fantastic from start to finish. With a few days removed from the finale, I took some time to think about what were my favorite moments of this 18 part journey into Twin Peaks. Here are my favorite top 10 moments.

1. The Ending in Part 18. This will go down as one of the most shocking endings to a series or season ever. Very well executed from screenplay to screen as you're left wondering. I don’t think I’ll ever see anything like this again. It's one of those ending that you'll have in the back of your mind for a while as it was it had this OMG feel to it.

2. The Ending to Part 11. From the acting to the music, everything had that feeling of a magical moment which something you don’t see in many shows. It's a credit to Lynch, the cast and the show's composer Angelo Belemanti for making this scene feel special. This was also by far the best episode of the series as it contained some other great intense stuff as well.

3. Cooper awakening from Dougie in part 16. That was very well executed with the way Lynch directs that scene and something that was worth the wait.

4. The insanity known as Part 8. This is the episode where if you disdained it, you were jumping ship. I liked how David Lynch and the effects team makes sure that the images are striking enough to keep you looking. It was masterful. The whole thing from the Trinity Test and the white lodge imagery were done to perfection as it kept me glued to the screen. The episode also contains one of the most gruesome moments in the series where a woodsman kills the people in the radio station while delivering some chilling dialogue.

5. Shootout at Lancelot Court Part 16. This had a Tarantino feel to all of it. From the dialogue to the violence it made the scene fit within the context of the series. This wouldn’t work on any other shows.

6. The arm wrestling scene in part 13. This seems like a scene that would be a throwaway but the fact that it was Mr. C going up against Derek Mears aka the guy who played Jason in the Friday the 13th reboot made this special to those who know the horror genre very well. Hopefully I’ll get some insight to how he was casting especially when he only appears in part 13 when I see him at Rock and Shock in October.

7. Dougie Coop forgetting how to put a tie on and driving Janie E nuts in part 4. This was very funny scene and helped me be sold on the idea of Coop as Dougie. Also loved how Dave Brubeck’s Take Five was placed in the scene. It added some well needed dark humor.

8. Rebecka Del Rio’s performance of No Stars in part 10. The scene felt very dreamlike and dark at the same time. It’s a song that I still can’t get out of my head.

9. Cole uttering the words He’s Dead” after Hastings gets killed by a woodsman. This was one of those moments that made me laugh and scream at the TV because of the gruesome nature of the killing and everyone else knowing that Hasting has no head. Lynch and Frost know how to make the dark humor work so well as this added to the show off kilter tone.

10. Dougie Coop in action against Ike the Spike. Even though you knew that they would cross paths, I liked how you just see Ike the Spike come through the people in the plaza to sneak attack him. I liked how there was no scenes of him spying on Dougie. It gave that level of unpredictability because the beginning of the scene just focuses on Janey E talking to Dougie as they leave Lucky 7 insurance. The action sequence was also handled in a way that works well in the context of the Dougie Coop story.

Some quick thoughts on "Twin Peaks: The Return". This show/film (which it had that type of feel to and is what I consider this is considering its structure and look) should be known as David Lynch's grand masterpiece as this was amazing from start to finsih. For something like this to keep you're interest in a week to week basis considering the way I view TV nowadays as my viewing habits are basically shows on demand and binge watching is amazing. It's the only show in this recent era that made want to turn the TV on Sunday nights and watch it live. I hope the test of time will prove this be one of the greatest seasons on TV.

Get Ready to Grab "Popcorn" on DVD & Blu-Ray


Synapse Films recently released information for their upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray of the cult classic "Popcorn". The film stars Jill Schoelen, Dee Wallace, Malcolm Danare and Ray Walston.

Special features on the DVD and Blu-Ray includes All-New 2K Scan of an Archival 35mm Interpositive, All-New 5.1 Surround Mix for DVD, Audio Commentary with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Malcolm Danare, and Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls, Midnight Madness: The Making of "Popcorn" featuring interviews with Director Mark Herrier, Stars Jill Schoelen, Derek Rydall, Dee Wallace, Malcolm Danare, Ivette Soler, and Elliott Hurst, Special Makeup Effects Artist Mat Falls, Composer Paul Zaza, and Distributor Executive Jonathan Wolf (55 mins), Electric Memories - An Interview with Actor Bruce Glover, Original Theatrical Trailer, Television Trailer and TV Spots and Still Gallery.

"Popcorn" hits retail on October 3rd.

Plot Synopsis:

What could be scarier than an all-night Horrorthon? A group of film students finds out when they stage just such an event at an abandoned movie palace. In addition to the three features-MOSQUITO, THE ATTACK OF THE AMAZING ELECTRIFIED MAN and THE STENCH-they decide to screen a bizarre short called THE POSSESSOR, whose creator, Lanyard Gates, killed his family and set the theater on fire after its first showing. Maggie (Jill Schoelen, THE STEPFATHER) has been having frightening dreams that seem to be connected to THE POSSESSOR, and as the festival proceeds, the nightmare comes true for her and her friends as they are stalked and slain by a mysterious killer. Has Gates survived to continue THE POSSESSOR's deadly legacy?

A loving homage to '50s/'60s B-movies (the trio of flicks shown at the Horrorthon all have accompanying William Castle-style gimmicks), POPCORN is also an insanely fun horror/comedy in its own right. Pseudonymously written by Alan Ormsby (CAT PEOPLE, DEATHDREAM), who directed the films-within-the-film, it celebrates the joys of old-fashioned creature features and '80s-style stalk-and-slay, with a great cast additionally including Dee Wallace (THE HOWLING), Tony Roberts (AMITYVILLE 3-D), Ray Walston (THE STAND), Malcolm Danare (CHRISTINE) and Kelly Jo Minter (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5). Pop some popcorn of your own and settle in to watch this new high-definition transfer, which comes with a box full of bonus features!

Lucio Fulci's Erotic Thriller "The Devil's Honey" Makes its Blu-Ray Debut


Severin Films recently send us information for their upcoming release of Lucio Fulci's "The Devil's Honey". The film stars Brett Halsey (Demonia, The Return of the Fly), Corinne Clery (The Story of O, Moonraker) and Blanca Marsillach.

Special features on the blu-ray includes The Devil's Halsey: An Interview with Actor Brett Halsey, Wild Flower: An Interview With Actress Corinne Clery, Producing Honey: An Interview With Producer Vincenzo Salviani, The Devil's Sax: An Interview With Composer Claudio Natili, Stephen Thrower on The Devil's Honey, Fulci's Honey: An Audio Essay by Troy Howarth - Author of Splintered Visions - Lucio Fulci And His Films, Alternate Opening and Trailer.

The Devil's Honey hits retail on September 26th.

Plot Synopsis:

In perhaps his most rarely seen film, Godfather Of Gore Lucio Fulci takes on the erotic thriller genre and unleashes the ultimate onslaught of glossy depravity: Brett Halsey (DEMONIA, THE RETURN OF THE FLY), Corinne Clery (THE STORY OF O, MOONRAKER) and Blanca Marsillach star in this insane S & M saga complete with sodomy, torture, torrid romance, rampant nudity and a jaw-dropping cavalcade of kink that Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci calls Demented and hot… good sleazy fun and perhaps Fulci's last truly enjoyable film. Stefano Madia (BODY COUNT), Bernard Seray (HELL OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Fulci himself co-star in this skintastic sickie - also known as DANGEROUS OBSESSION - newly scanned from the original negative and transferred in HD for the first time ever.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Terror Films Unleashes "I Know You're in There"


Terror Films recently sent the horror chamber information for their latest film "I Know You're in There". The film stars Will Hurst, Grainne McDermott, Mindee de Lacey and Karin Lee.

"I Know You're in There" in currently available through various DVD platforms.

Press Release:

Horror genre distributor Terror Films is releasing I Know You’re in There today, August 18th!

I Know You’re in There was written and directed by Robert Lawson Gordon. The film stars: Will Hurst, Grainne McDermott, Mindee de Lacey and Karin Lee. In the story, Tom Redding (Hurst), after his mother’s suicide, discovers that he has a sister named Chloe (McDermott). Chloe is catatonic and completely paralyzed. Later, Tom takes her on a trip to their dead mother’s isolated home partly - in hopes of documenting her rare illness. Their bonding time is disrupted by unexpected twists into madness as a supernatural evil presents itself.

The film has been met with some critical acclaim. Wicked Channel has stated: “…the story is kick-ass and the suspense in the film is ever present.” Peter ‘Witchfinder’ Hopkins of Horrorscreams Videovault states: “if you like…a story that keeps you hooked, check out I Know You’re in There.”

In their ongoing effort to bring the best and most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms. Platforms include: iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others. The release begins with North America and will be followed up by a worldwide digital release on iFlix.

"I Know You're in There": Official Trailer

Official Trailer for the Upcoming Ghostly Chiller "Revelator"


Revelator Films and Maxim Media Marketing recently send the horror chamber over theatrical and DVD information for their latest film "Revelator". The film stars J. Van Auken, Mindy Rae, Alex Klein, Greg Lucey, Josh Robert Thompson, Nicholas Thurkettle and Phil Miler.

Special features on the DVD includes Director Audio Commentary Track, Official Trailers, Outtakes Compilations and Behind the Scenes Stills Gallery.

"Revelator" opens at Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills on August 25th and hits retail on September 5th.

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

Press Release:

Revelator Films and Maxim Media Marketing today released the latest trailer for J. Van Auken’s high-concept, lo-fi ghost story Revelator. The film will premiere at on August 25 at Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, while the film’s digital and DVD launch comes courtesy of Maxim Media Marketing on September 5th with Blu-Ray to follow.

Starring J. Van Auken, Mindy Rae, Alex Klein, Greg Lucey, Josh Robert Thompson, Nicholas Thurkettle and Phil Miler, Revelator is a visually stylized take on the ghost story genre. Described as a mixture of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Sixth Sense, Revelator is a twisted look into the arcane world just beneath the surface of our own, blending elements of horror, mystery and thriller genres in a new, exciting way.

“This film has been a long time coming for me and is truly a labor of love for myself and the cast,” said Van Auken. “I’m looking forward to our theatrical and VOD release and sharing it with audiences.”

The film centers around John Dunning (Van Auken), a disgraced psychic detective who is thrust into the midst of the mysterious Bellvue family empire—whose future fortunes rely on a vast secret island cache of water—and must investigate the suspicious death of the troubled Jacob (Nicholas Thurkettle), the last heir to the family fortune, while being dogged by a suspicious journalist (Mindy Rae) and a feckless, ruthless young family member Elias (Alex Klein). When John is accused of the murder that he himself is investigating, he must venture into the depths of madness to uncover the truth about the family and their power, before he loses his mind, his life - or worse.

A cinematographer and colorist, Van Auken has worked on dozens of films in both capacities. The film’s visual style is stylized, graphic, gritty and as it takes in both industrial, seaward headlands and desert locations. REVELATOR takes its name from the traditional blues/gospel song "John the Revelator" based on the apocalyptic last book of the New Testament, the Book of Revelation. The song has been widely recorded over nearly a hundred years, from Blind Willie Johnson’s 1930 recording to contemporary versions from Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule) and the Forest Rangers, whose rendition graced the soundtrack for the hit TV series "Sons of Anarchy." The film closes with a performance of the song, which samples an original recording by Son House, and is performed by J. Van Auken.

"Revelator": Official Trailer

Enter the Frat House with Stills for the Upcoming Slasher "Alpha Delta Zatan"


Together Magic Films recently send the horror chamber over stills for their upcoming film "Alpha Delta Zatan". The film stars Jeremy Winter, Jake Kidwell, Connor Field, Drake Malone and R&B singer Eleaze.

"Alpha Delta Zatan" hits VOD in October.

Press Release:

Together Magic and Reel Nightmare Films have wrapped principal photography of their horror thriller ‘Alpha Delta Zatan’ in Los Angeles. The new full-length feature film will be released worldwide on VOD this October 2017.

Starring an all-male cast of up-and-comers including Jeremy Winter, Jake Kidwell, Connor Field, Drake Malone and R&B singer Eleaze, ‘Alpha Delta Zatan’ will deliver audiences with a fun, sensual spin on the “sorority massacre” sub-genre. “Alpha Delta is a treat for fans of horror and slashers, and for anyone who appreciates the male form.” - Says Armand Petri, Head of Operations and Marketing at Reel Nightmare Films.

The official synopsis reads: “A goofy but noble college kid is surprisingly invited to join his college's most exclusive frat house, and he is about to discover there is something scarier than hazing in his future.”

Solidifying its status as a distributor of new and distinctive voices in the horror genre, Reel Nightmare Films will also release the horror-comedy anthology ‘The First Date’ and the paranormal documentary ‘Night Stalkers’ (from the director of ‘Hotel Camarillo’) this Fall.

Directed by Art Arutyunyan; ‘Alpha Delta Zatan’ will be available on the usual VOD platforms for Horror and on DVD this October.




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Official Clip and Trailer for Film Festival Stand Out "Interior"


Terror Films recently released the official trailer and clip for their latest film "Interior". The film stars Christopher Carullo and Piper Rae Patterson."

"Interior" is currently available through VOD platforms.

Press Release:

Genre distributor Terror Films will be releasing the festival standout INTERIOR this Tuesday, August 15th. It was written and directed by Zachary Beckler. The film has won “Best Director” and “Best Sound Design” at the NYC Horror Film Festival (2015), “Best Horror Feature” at Shriekfest (2015), “Best Domestic Film” at the Starlite Film Festival (US, 2015), “Best Thriller Feature” at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival (2014), “Best Florida Feature” at the Freak Show Horror Film Festival (2014), along with the “Audience Award” at the Knoxville Horror Film Fest (2015).

The story follows Sam (Christopher Carullo). Sam is a down and out filmmaker, who is hired by his ex-girlfriend, Allison (Piper Rae Patterson), to record unexplained phenomenon. The strange occurrences have been happening in the new house where she, her husband and young daughter have recently moved to. Over the course of the night, Sam comes face to face with an ultimate form of evil.

In their ongoing effort to bring the best and the most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms including: iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others. The release begins with North America and will be followed by a worldwide digital release on iFlix.

Terror Films has provided the official poster, plus a link to the official trailer and one clip from the film, titled “Dreaming of Allison.”

"Interior": Dreaming of Allison - Film Clip



"Interior": Official Trailer

Alterna Films Announces Pre-Order for "The Chair"


Alterna Films recently send the horror chamber information for DVD/Blu-Ray pre-order Kickstarter campaign for their film "The Chair". The film stars the late Roddy Piper (WWE/WWF, They Live) in his last feature film role, Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Tim Muskatell (Dead Girl), and Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes).

"The Chair" hits DVD and Blu-Ray in October.

To view or contribute to this Kickstarter campaign, you can goto: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petersimeti/the-chair-pre-order-the-horror-thriller-based-on-t

Press Release:

Based on the 2008 graphic novel by Peter Simeti and Kevin Christensen, THE CHAIR was turned into a feature film in 2015 and enjoyed a limited theatrical release in 2016 and has been touring conventions and film festivals since.

Now the film is coming to blu-ray & DVD this October and a Kickstarter has been launched to not only provide backers with some exclusives, but to also raise funds to format the film for digital releases through iTunes and Google Play with eventual stretch goals in mind for Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more.

Peter Simeti, the creator of THE CHAIR, had this to say about the film’s return to Kickstarter, “The film adaptation of THE CHAIR started its life on Kickstarter and I think it’s fitting to have one last hurrah on there. We’ve grown a lot since our previous two campaigns and I hope that this run will be able to provide something for new backers as well as for our past backers that have supported this project from the beginning.”

THE CHAIR is an intense horror/thriller that takes place on death row and boasts a surprisingly deep cast that includes the late Roddy Piper (WWE/WWF, They Live) in his last feature film role, Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Tim Muskatell (Dead Girl), and Ezra Buzzington (The Hills Have Eyes).

The Kickstarter offers various rewards, including original artwork; signed memorabilia; Alterna Comics graphic novels and single issues; and the most unique exclusive of them all: a fabric swatch of wardrobe worn by an actor during filming. The swatch is included with each copy of the blu-ray & DVD combo and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that is also signed and verified by Simeti. The Kickstarter is the only place where this item will be available.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

"Feed the Light" Blu-Ray Review


David Lynch’s recent relaunch of “Twin Peaks” has gotten me into the mood of watching films that have a very surrealist and bizarre tone to them. My renewed interested in surrealistic films coupled with the fact that the film is based on the H.P. Lovecraft story “The Colour Out of Space”, it was safe to say that I needed to check out not caring if this is a Swedish horror film or the fact that it has subtitles . I was seeing this no matter what.

The film is about a mother who is looking for her daughter after she is taken from her by her ex-husband. She tracks them to an institution where unexplained things are happening causing people to disappear. What she finds is an underworld that feeds off people as its trying and turning everything into darkness. Can she find a way to escape with her daughter before she is trapped in the darkness forever?

Going into “Feed the Light”, as I was expecting this to be one of those films that would grab me since it’s the tone and the looked so surreal. I enjoyed this film a lot. This was easily one of the most surreal films that I’ve seen this year as it’s a very dark and haunting film.

One of the reasons that I enjoyed this was the cinematography and directing from Henrik Moller. He does a very good job creating this surreal world through the way he approaches his screenplay and the way that he films the scenes. It helped gives this film a very bizarre tone that helps make the action work and how the images are seen. Also, I liked how he’s able to make sure the pictures has a film has a bleak black and white feel to them with splashes of bloody red for most of the film. This help added to film’s gothic and bizarre tone. Muller also does a good job with the way that he directs the cast. He makes sure that his cast has this frantic and dark tone to their performances. It helps drive home the film’s action and makes this a surreal experience.

The screenplay written by Moller and Martin Jirham does very good job making sure the screenplay focuses on its main character. Whether it’s her struggle to find her daughter to her struggles to survive, they do a good job making sure that she is the focus. This made the story very interesting. The other thing that I liked about the screenplay was the fact that they makes sure that the surrealism makes sense with the story. Sometimes I’ll see films were the surrealism makes you feel like you’re lost and don’t know what’s going on. This film doesn’t do that as it sticks to the film’s story and makes sense with what happens.

The blu-ray doesn't have many features as it has a behind the scenes featurette that features interviews from the cast and crew and “The Lovecraft Influence” an interview with director Henrik Moller.

This is definitely a film that you should check out, if you’re into surreal horror. “Feed The Light” is a surreal trip that you should check out.

Review Rating: Four Stars

Extras: Two Stars

Creepy Stills for the Upcoming Action Horror "Demon Hunter"


Wild Eye Releasing recently released stills for their upcoming release "Demon Hunter". The horror/action film stars Niamh Hogan, Alan Talbot, Kevin O'Malley, Nic Furlong, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson, and Margarita Grillis.

"Demon Hunter" hits VOD on August 15th.

Press Release:

From Wild Eye Releasing comes Demon Hunter, writer-director Zoe Kavanagh’s “genre hugging” (The Irish Times) horror-actioner, available on VOD August 15.

Underwood meets Buffy in a frenetic slice n’ dice that’s taken home more than 15 awards, including Best Director at the Fright Fest International Film Festival.

“Bring your samurai sword” (Horror Buzz) to the chronicle a young woman, half demon/half human who helps a detective rescue his daughter from a demonic cult.

After she is captured by police for questioning in the slaying of a man she claimed was a demon, Taryn Barker must prove her innocence, and the existence of demons. But when a cult captures the daughter of one of the detectives on the case, the police must trust, and unleash, this warrior on the Satantic group who are intent on bringing an ancient evil force into the world.

Niamh Hogan, Alan Talbot, Kevin O'Malley, Nic Furlong, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson, and Margarita Grillis star in a film that “keeps on the gas until the credits roll” (Beyond the Gore).

Demon Hunter available on digital/VOD August 15.





LC Films Announces the DVD/Blu-Ray Combo for "Witch Hunt"


LC Films recently send the horror chamber information for the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray Combo release of "Witch Hunt". The film stars Graham King, Tony Ramos Wright, Lilith Astaroth, and Richard Chandler.

Witch Hunt" will be available on the LC Films website on August 14th.

Press Release:

LC Films will release writer/director Richard Chandler's (Gilgamesh, Lilith Trilogy) WITCH HUNT on August 14th on BluRay/DVD combo pack.

The film stars Graham King, Tony Ramos Wright, Lilith Astaroth, and Richard Chandler.

Synopsis:

A Catholic priest questions his faith after a botched exorcism. Strange occurrences deriving from a satanic cult have lead Father James Costello back to his old nemesis, Sheriff Tormada. Tormada, a self-loathing homosexual, sociopath and murderer, uses the law to his advantage to make Costello's life a living hell. Tormada is at war with the idea that Costello made peace with being gay. An unknown association hires a brother/sister team of Bosnian witch hunters/inquisitors to exterminate the 'problems' the town has been experiencing.

WITCH HUNT combo pack is currently available to purchase at LCFilmsOnline as well as a limited edition LC Films Rewards Members combo pack with exclusive artwork limited and numbered to only 20. A wider single disc release is coming in the fall, as well as a major VOD release.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Capture the Official Trailer for the Upcoming Chiller "Polaroid"


Dimension Films recently released the official trailer for the upcoming supernatural horror film "Polaroid". The film stars Kathryn Prescott (FINDING CARTER), Mitch Pileggi (THE X-FILES), Grace Zabriskie (THE GRUDGE), Tyler Young (EYEWITNESS), Keenan Tracey (BATES MOTEL), Samantha Logan (THE FOSTERS), Priscilla Quintana (STRANDED), Madelaine Petsch (RIVERDALE) and Javier Botet (MAMA, IT).

"Polaroid" hits theaters on August 25th.

For more information on the film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/PolaroidMovie2017/

Plot Synopsis:

From the producers of the THE RING and THE GRUDGE and based on the award-winning short by Lars Klevberg, comes the next iconic and bold new vision in horror: POLAROID. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

"Polaroid": Official Trailer

Jess Franco's "Two Female Spies with Flowers" Hits Blu-Ray


Severin Films recently released information for their upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release of Jess Franco's "Two Female Spies with Flowers". The 1980 film stars Lina Romay, Lynn Monteil, Olivier Mathot.

Special features on the DVD and Blu-Ray includes Two Cats In The Canaries: An Interview With Director Jess Franco, Filmmaker Donald Farmer Interviews Longtime Franco Composer Daniel White, Stephen Thrower on TWO FEMALE SPIES, Location Out-takes and Theatrical Trailer. The first 3,000 blu-rays also includes a bonus DVD Disc, Opalo de Fuego.

"Two Female Spies with Flowers" hits retail on August 29th.

Plot Synopsis:

In this long-unseen shocker from “one of filmdom’s most provocative creators” (The A.V. Club), the legendary Jess Franco (VAMPYROS LESBOS) pushes the limits of psycho-sexual insanity like never before: Lina Romay (of BARBED WIRE DOLLS and MACUMBA SEXUAL infamy) and Lynn Monteil (of Jean Rollin’s ZOMBIE LAKE and Franco’s SADOMANIA) star as a pair of cunning bisexual strippers released from prison to work undercover for the U.S. government. What follows is a deranged mélange of kinky threesomes, crazed S&M, depraved white slavers and audacious international politics that will leave even the most obsessive Franco fanatics slack-jawed in astonishment. Olivier Mathot (CANNIBAL TERROR), Joëlle Le Quément (WOMEN BEHIND BARS) and Claude Boisson (DEVIL HUNTER) co-star in this EuroSleaze rarity, now restored uncut in HD and loaded with exclusive Bonus Materials from the Franco archives.

Scream for Ice Cream with the Official Poster for "The Ice Cream Truck"


Uncork'd Entertainment recently released the official poster for their upcoming release "The Ice Cream Truck". The film stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl),Dana Gaier (Despicable Me 3), John Redlinger (Thirst, Banshee), Emil Johnsen (Isolerad), Hilary Barraford (Go For Sisters), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31), and Lisa Ann Walter (War of the Worlds).

"The Ice Cream Truck" hits VOD on August 18th.

Press Release:

Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck will hit theaters August 18 and be released day-and-date on VOD via Uncork’d Entertainment. A new trailer and poster have been released to coincide with the release.

The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work.  As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, there’s something very sinister about that Ice Cream Truck that patrols her suburb.

The Ice Cream Truck also stars Dana Gaier (Despicable Me 3), John Redlinger (Thirst, Banshee), Emil Johnsen (Isolerad), Hilary Barraford (Go For Sisters), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31),  and Lisa Ann Walter (War of the Worlds).

Storytelling is very much in Freels Johnston’s DNA.  The granddaughter of legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard, The Ice Cream Truck screenplay was a semi-finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay competition.

As a producer developing material for over a decade, Freels Johnston worked on adaptations of her grandfather's work and produced Sparks, the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  After completing a project for the USA Network, she decided to follow her passion and write and direct her own material. Her first film, 2014’s micro budget thriller Rebound, developed a cult following on VOD, was called, “Almost David Lynchian in its strangeness” by Film Threat and Rue Morgue said, the film "(was) worth watching to the end for the unnervingly realistic twist ending."

The Ice Cream Truck will be released in theaters and on VOD August 18.


Official Synopsis :
Mary's husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their new house all alone and....waits. Yet in this idealistic world, something seems very odd. The Ice Cream Man, a symbol of youth and good times, starts killing some of her neighbors. Mary soon learns that the suburbs are scarier in more ways that she ever remembered.

Sharks Invade with the Official Trailer for "House Shark"


SRS Cinema recently released the official trailer for their upcoming film "House Shark". The film is the latest from director Ron Bonk("She Kills", "Clay") and stars Trey Harrison, Michael Merchant and Wes Reid.

"House Shark is slated to hit VOD in Spring 2018.

For more information on this film, you can visit the official website at: www.housesharkmovie.com

Press Release:

SRS Cinema does “Shark Week” their way with the release of the all new trailer for their latest production, “House Shark”. The movie was written and directed by Ron Bonk. ("She Kills", "Clay") and produced by Jonathan Straiton ("Night of Something Strange"), Tim Ritter (“Truth or Dare”, “Killing Spree”) and Howard Gromero (“Ms Cannibal Holocaust”).

When Frank (Trey Harrison) finds his happy home under attack by a dangerous but largely unknown breed of shark, he's enlists the aid of the world's only "House Shark" Expert, Zachary (Michael Merchant), and a grizzled former real estate agent, Abraham (Wes Reid), to embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast and claim back his life. It's JAWS in a house!

The b-movie spoof pays loving homage not just to “Jaws” but also many of the early movies of Steven Spielberg. “I used to play act out JAWS in our yard as a kid,” comments Bonk, “so I made this movie with that mentality. Like if I was a kid with a camera, this would have been my attempt to make a shark movie, but with all the juvenile humor that comes with being a kid. Sort of like ‘Hardware Wars’ was to ‘Star Wars’, ‘House Shark’ would have been to “Jaws”.

The movie also stars Wayne W. Johnson, Nathan Bonk, Melissa LaMartina, Jennie Russo, Samantha Varga, Edward Mastin and Brett Janeski. SPFX were created by Marcus Koch and Matthew Ash, and the score is being composed by Emmett Van Slyke. The movie is expected to finish post-production in the fall, and after a short film festival run will hit VOD then wide release in Spring 2018 (look for a physical media to debut right around June 20th, the same date “Jaws” hit theaters back in 1975). For more information and updates swing on by www.housesharkmovie.com or www.facebook.com/houseshark and give it a follow!

"House Shark": Official Trailer

Friday, July 28, 2017

Terrifying Clips from the Indie Chiller "Bonejangles"


Wild Eye Releasing recently released clips from their latest release "Bonejangles". The film stars Reggie Bannister, Elissa Dowling, Kelly Misek, Jr., Julia Cavanaugh, Devin Toft, Jamie Scott Gordon, Lawrence Wayne Curry, and Hannah Richter.

Terrifying "Bonejangles" is currently available on VOD and at Redbox locations.

Plot Synopsis:

While transporting the legendary killer Bonejangles, a group of police break down in a town cursed with monsters, and must release him to survive!

"Bonejangles": Clip #1



"Bonejangles": Clip #2



"Bonejangles": Clip #3



"Bonejangles": Clip #4

Ghostly Chiller "Safe Inside" to Frighten Your Own Home


Tempe Digital recently released the official trailer and news that their latest release "Safe Inside" will be hitting DVD and Blu-Ray. The film stars Chris Harder, Darcey Venderhoef and iconic scream queens Judith O’Dea (Night of the Living Dead) and Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre).

No special features were announced.

"Safe Inside" hits retail on August 29th.

Press Release:

Akron, Ohio: Tempe Digital today announced preorder availability of the “something’s-inside-the-house” suspenser Safe Inside, co-starring iconic scream queens Judith O’Dea (Night of the Living Dead) and Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre). Following a limited theatrical release, Safe Inside will street on August 29, 2017, priced at $19.99 (DVD) and $29.99 (Blu-ray) SRP with bonus features on both versions. The title will also be available for rental or purchase on digital streaming platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and FandangoNOW two weeks in advance on August 15, 2017. One hot summer night, JJ Tyler thinks he’s spending the night alone in his suicidal mother’s home. He’s wrong.

With nods to favorite fright shows Poltergeist, The Strangers, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, writer/director Jason Paul Collum (October Moon) has crafted a suspenseful mystery that finds JJ Tyler (Chris Harder, Extraordinary Measures) recovering from a nervous breakdown following his mother’s suicide. JJ is left on his own for the first time when wife Alex (Darcey Vanderhoef) leaves town for the weekend. As night falls, he hears floors creak and walls moan – but is it anything more than an old house settling? Possibly...

Collum shot Safe Inside in his actual home, which holds the secrets to the film’s mystery. Among Collum’s previous releases are cable TV favorites Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era and Something to Scream About, along with horror home video favorites October Moon and its sequel, October Moon 2: November Son. Also featuring Tina Ona Paukstelis (Aswang: The Unearthing), Karen Dilloo (5 Dark Souls), and Jerod Howard (TV’s Boss), Safe Inside will receive comprehensive print and social media support, with retail MOD distribution through Allied Vaughn.

"Safe Inside": Official Trailer

Preview Pages for Issue #5 of "Vampblade: Season Two"


Action Lab Danger Zone recently send the horror chamber over preview pages for issue 5 of Season Two of "Vampblade". The issue is written by Jason Martin with art by Marco Maccagni. Cover art by Winston Young.

Issue #5 of "Vampblade: Season Two" is in stores now

Plot Synopsis:

After team Vampblade’s first mission goes sideways, Katie finds herself a stranger in an even stranger land -- Blade World! Does this bizarre alien landscape and its inhabitants hold the key to her new dynamic with the blades?!











Friday, July 21, 2017

Cult Horror Film "Effects" Makes Its Blu-Ray Debut


American Genre Film Archive recently send us information for their upcoming release of the cult classic "Effects". The film stars Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead), Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), and  John Harrison (Tales fom the Darkside: The Movie).

Special features on the Blu-Ray includes New 4K scan from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print, Archival commentary track with John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, and Pasquale Buba, AFTER EFFECTS documentary with optional commentary track, UBU and BEASTIE short films,  Liner notes by Joseph A. Ziemba of AGFA and Bleeding Skull and Reversible cover art with illustration by Charles Forsman (Netflix's THE END OF THE FU**ING WORLD).

"Effects" hits retail on August 22nd.

Press Release:

Alamo Drafthouse's American Genre Film Archive, the largest non-profit genre film archive in the world, is excited to announce an August 22, 2017 release date for the EFFECTS Blu-ray.

Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, EFFECTS is a mesmerizing do-it-yourself horror movie starring Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD), Joe Pilato (DAY OF THE DEAD), and John Harrison (TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE). A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Savini and Pilato -- gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher called DUPED: THE SNUFF MOVIE. As filming begins and "accidents" happen, it's clear that something isn't right. And no one can be trusted. Landing somewhere between Michael and Roberta Findlay's SNUFF and a student film by John Carpenter, EFFECTS is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and terrifying movie on its own.

"We were blown away to discover that we had the only existing 35mm theatrical print of EFFECTS at the archive," said AGFA director Joe Ziemba. "We're happy that we've been able to help the filmmakers create a new 4K transfer that will be seen by for years to come by audiences who appreciate the movie for the right reasons."

EFFECTS was produced by Harrison (director of TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE, composer of George Romero's CREEPSHOW and DAY OF THE DEAD), edited and produced by Pasquale Buba (editor of George Romero's KNIGHTRIDERS, CREEPSHOW, DAY OF THE DEAD, and MONKEY SHINES), and written and directed by Dusty Nelson (SAKURA KILLERS). Legendary horror icon Tom Savini also provided the film's visual effects.

"It was a good thing we didn't listen to those who thought we were crazy," said producer and star John Harrison. "EFFECTS was one of those magical moments in one's life when everything just seemed to come together."

To celebrate the release, AGFA teams up with the Alamo Drafthouse's Terror Tuesday series in Austin for a screening of EFFECTS on August 22 with a full cast and crew reunion. Tom Savini, Joe Pilato, John Harrison, Dusty Nelson, Pasquale Buba, and Zilla Clinton will be in attendance.

"To have the film 're-discovered' and appreciated 40 years later, is not only gratifying, but quite frankly, something I never even imagined," said director Nelson. "I can't wait to see it with the audience in Austin."

Official Trailer for the Upcoming Slasher "Puppet Killer"


I No.Films recently released the official trailer for their upcoming film "Puppet Killer". The film is executive produced by Jessica Cameron and stars Aleks Paunovic (War For the Planet of The Apes, Van Helsing, iZombie), Richard Harmon (The 100, Bates Motel), Lee Majdoub (Supernatural), Lisa Durupt (Murder She Baked), Kyle Cassie (Deadpool) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante, Barbarous Mexico). The film also features music from composer Stephen Gallagher (The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit Trilogy) and Darren Leader of Steel Panther.

No release plans have been announced for "Puppet Killer".

For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Puppet-Killer-1607153252931204

Press Release:

The much anticipated trailer for Lisa Ovies' film Puppet Killer comes on the heels of some amazing additions to the team. Joining Lisa is producer Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare), composer Stephen Gallagher (The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit Trilogy) and Darren Leader of Steel Panther.

The film features a powerful ensemble cast including Aleks Paunovic (War For the Planet of The Apes, Van Helsing, iZombie), Richard Harmon (The 100, Bates Motel), Lee Majdoub (Supernatural), Lisa Durupt (Murder She Baked), Kyle Cassie (Deadpool) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante, Barbarous Mexico).

The plot of the film centers around a group of high school students who are stalked by a psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons during Christmas vacation.

"Puppet Killer": Official Trailer

Become Haunted with the Official Stills for the Supernatural Chiller "Nocturne"


Monarch Home Video recently send the horror chamber information and stills for their upcoming release "Nocturne". The film stars Clare Niederpruem, Melanie Stone, Darien Willardson, Colton Tran and Jake Stormoen.

No special features were announced.

"Nocturne" hits retail on July 25th.

Press Release:

Monarch Home Entertainment will release Steve Shimek’s Nocturne, this Summer. The film involves a late night gathering and a seance. A spirit is invited to the party, leaving a group of friends fighting for their lives. The film stars: Clare Niederpruem (The Maze), Darien Willardson (Storm Rider) Melanie Stone, Colton Tran and Jake Stormoen. To release on DVD in late July, a preview of the film’s home entertainment launch is available here.

Jo (Niederpruem) has something to hide from her past. Her unsuspecting friends perform a late night ritual, which opens a hellish gate. Now, Jo is forced to confront her mistakes as her friends try to escape a supernatural spirit!

Monarch Home Entertainment has already set the film’s United States’ release date. On July 25th, the film will be available at most DVD retailers, including Amazon. This title will release in an unrated version. And, the DVD artwork for Nocturne is available now, for horror film fans.

The official DVD trailer for Nocturne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lht-Ti5Kf1A

Official synopsis: A girl running from her past is forced to confront her future when her friends perform an impromptu seance. Dirty secrets are revealed and an uninvited guest joins the party.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Toulon's Puppets Are Back in "Puppet Master: Axis Termination"


Full Moon Features recently released the official trailer for their upcoming film "Puppet Master: Axis Termination". The film is the final film in the axis trilogy and eleventh film in the franchise.

"Puppet Master: Axis Termination" hits Blu-Ray, DVD and Full Moon Streaming later this year.

Press Release

In this final chapter of the Puppet Master "Axis Saga" — which began with Puppet Master: Axis of Evil and continued with Puppet Master: Axis Rising — everyone’s favorite pint-sized puppet anti-heroes — Blade, Pinhead, Tunneler, Jester, Six Shooter, and Leech Woman — join forces with a secret team of psychics working as Allied Operatives. Teaming up with Toulon’s bloodthirsty marionettes, these unlikely allies face off against a new pack of evil Nazis and their even more malevolent Axis Puppets in a showdown that will decide the future of the free world!

Puppet Master: Axis Termination will be released via Full Moon’s Amazon Channel, Full Moon Streaming and on Blu-ray and DVD later this year.

"Puppet Master: Axis Termination: Official Trailer