Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Terror Con is a horror convention out of the Rhode Island area where I’m located at. The show recently wrapped up their second convention this past weekend. I say second convention instead of second year is because the show was on hiatus for two and half years. Thankfully, it has come back as it was a great time and way better than the first one back in June 2014.
When I first walked into the convention hall, I had the feeling of excitement. It was nice going to a horror convention where I didn’t have to get a hotel room. he first thing that I did was to take a look at the horror themed funkos that one of the vendors had as I’m big into funkos especially the horror ones. I ended up getting a couple including the Barb “Stranger Things” one, as I’m a big fan of the show. Then decided to stop by the Vinegar Syndrome booth which I always do whenever I’m at a convention where they are also in attendance. Their representative was very nice. I picked up four titles including their recent ones “Don’t Answer the Phone” and “Slaughterhouse”. After visiting the booth, I decided to walk around and take pictures of the nice displays like the car from “Christine” and a “Hellrasier” display with the room in the open and the box from the second film I believe. Once the guests started to arrive, I started by visiting and getting autographs Tyler Mane and Scout Taylor Compton from the two Rob Zombie “Halloween” films. Then continued by getting all the Clive Barker related guests that were at the convention. First, it was Nightbreed’s Christina McCorkindale then it was on to the main reason why I was excited about this convention is to meet and get autographs from the cenobites from my one of my favorite horror sequels “Hellbound Hellraiser 2” minus Doug Bradley as he wasn’t a guest at this con. I met and got autographs from Simon Bramford, Barbie Wilde and Nicholas Vince. Then it was onto the panels as I took in Bill Diamond’s panel , The Walking Dead panel, Hellrasier panel and Slasher panel with Sid Haig, Kane Hooder, David Naughton, R.A. Manhoff and Robert Bryant Wilson all one after another. After that, it was time to call it for day 1.
Day two started with me meeting the legend Sid Haig. Got my DVD of “The Devil’s Rejects” signed then got my picture taken even though screwed up the pose a couple of time. LOL. Then it was on to “The Nightmare before Christmas” panel which was very good and it was nice getting insight on how the process of the film was made as i'm a big fan of the film. Then it was on to meeting John Kasier who is known as the voice of the Cryptkeeper on “Tales from the Crypt. One of the nicest guests I met at Terror Con. Then it was onto “Malcolm McDowell: Live on Stage”. That was a fun panel as it was Malcolm McDowell being Malcolm McDowell. It was one of my favorite highlights at the convention. If that wasn’t enough fun, the next panel “Rob Zombie’s Halloween: Ten Years Later” was even more fun as Tyler Mane and Scout Taylor Compton talked about the making of the film along with some funny moments with the two fooling around telling stories that happened on set. It along with the Malcolm McDowell panel really made the afternoon so fun. Then it was back to the convention hall for one final time as I manage to meet and get an autograph and picture with David Naughton from “An American Werewolf in London”. Then I stopped by Ming Chen (AMC’s Comic Book Men) booth from to get a picture and let me tell you he’s a very nice guy and did a great job with The Walking Dead, The Nightmare before Christmas, Malcolm McDowell and Rob Zombie’s Halloween panels. Then it was back to the horror chamber as that convention came to an end.
Some quick thoughts about the convention experience. I thought it was a very good one as Altered Reality Entertainment and the Rhode Island Convention Center did a very good job. I liked how everything was on one floor, everything was accessible, the vendors were good, and the guests were nice and there was no problems with another event that took place next to the convention. I had no problems moving around from one place to the next as the space was big enough for the flow of traffic to move smoothly. The attendance from my perspective looked better than I expected for a convention coming back from hiatus. Everything was well organized from the panels to the lines. It’s definitely a convention that I would go back to.
The only negative that I have was the fact that there was no film festival. This is the second straight horror convention that I went to where there was no film festival. I wish these would come back as it helps get some buzz to the smaller films that are looking for distribution.
Overall, I had a great time with Terror Con. I hope it’s not another two and a half years before the next one. I think if Altered Reality Entertainment treats this convention like they treat their main show Rhode Island Comic Con, I truly think this could be on the level of a Rock and Shock or Chiller Theatre Convention.
Action Lab Danger Zone recently send us over preview pages for theSt Patrick's Day issue of Dan Mendoza's newest comic "Dollface". The issue is written by Dan Mendoza & Bryan Seaton with art and cover art by Mendoza.
The St Patrick's day issue of "Dollface" hits comic shops on March 1st.
Lila's first St. Patrick's Day celebration at a local pub is quickly interrupted by a disgruntled leprechaun out for revenge.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Speakeasy Pictures and IMPULSE-FX recently send the horror chamber information for the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of "Bloodrunners". The film stars Michael McFadden (The Networker) and Ice-T, "Law and Order: SVU").
Special features on the Blu-Ray includes include a feature-length commentary with director Dan Lantz, deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel and trailers.
"Bloodrunners" hits retail on March 7th.
Speakeasy Pictures and IMPULSE-FX have announced the March 7th Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and Digital HD release of the period action thriller Bloodrunners. The latest feature from writer-director Dan Lantz (Blind Love, Felix Melman), Bloodrunners centers on a turf war between a crooked cop and a power-hungry vampire (Ice-T, "Law and Order: SVU") over a small town soaked in illegal hooch during the height of Prohibition.
Bloodrunners will be available to rent or own globally on iTunes and Steam and across the US and Canada on iTunes, Steam, Google Play, Xbox, Playstation and various cable platforms, including Comcast, Dish, Rogers and Shaw. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, featuring 1080p video, 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound and bonus features will be available on Amazon and the Bloodrunners official site.
Bloodrunners combines the action of crime dramas with the otherworldly gore of vampire legends. Michael McFadden (The Networker) headlines as a cop living large on looking the other way as booze flows through his protectorate. When he discovers that Chesterfield, the owner of the latest speakeasy has a thirst for warm blood as well as cold hard cash, he must find a way to save his town before it dries up.
By 1933, Prohibition has proven a booming enterprise, where average citizens break the law, hide in the shadows and operate at night. The new world order has even lined the pockets of corrupt cops like Jack Malone (McFadden). He collects a 'luxury tax' from every bootlegger and scofflaw in the small town he has sworn to protect. While shaking down the newest speakeasy in the local underground, Jack and his men uncover a clan of vampires hell bent on taking over the town. Now Chesterfield (Ice-T), an ancient vampire, and his horde must hide their secret at any cost. The bloody result leaves several bodies and innocent townsfolk taken as lambs to await the slaughter. With nowhere else to turn, Jack joins forces with a busboy and a crazy preacher to save the town and make a final stand against Chesterfield and his vampires.
Hurricane Bridge Entertainment recently sent us information for their DVD/Blu-Ray release of "Night of Something Strange". The film stars Trey Harrison, Wayne Johnson, Toni Ann Gambale, Janet Mayson and Nicola Fiore.
"Night of Something Strange" is currently available on DVD and Blu-Ray.
To purchase a copy or for more information, you can goto: www.nossmoviestore.com
Hurricane Bridge Entertainment is releasing horror comedy NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE this Tuesday, Feb 21st on Blu-ray and DVD Region Free. Only at www.nossmoviestore.com
Blu-ray Special Features include 1080p HD Feature with Uncompressed Sound/ Behind the Scenes/ Gag Reel/ Filmmaker’s Commentary with Jonathan Straiton and Ron Bonk/ Auditions and Trailers.
DVD Features include Feature Presentation Widescreen Format/ Dolby Digital Sound/ Auditions/ Gag Reel and Commentary.
<8br> NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE made its world premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival April 8th where it took home “Best Horror Feature Film.” The film went onto receive top honors at the world's most notable horror film festivals such as Crimson Screen, TromaDance, HorrorHound, Scare-A-Con, PUFF, Nightmares, Freak Show, Puerto Rico Fear Fest, and FrightFest (“The Woodstock of Gore!”- Film Director Guillermo del Toro.”) The film most recently won “Best Feature” at the NYC Horror Film Festival. For more information visit www.nightofsomethingstrange.com.
The film follows five teenage friends as they head to the beach for Spring Break. Good times are cut short when a member of the group contracts a deadly sexual transmitted disease during a bathroom stop. When they stop for the night at an isolated motel, the real terror begins as the STD virus runs rampant, turning those infected into the living dead. However, there's more going on at the motel than meets the eye.8br>
Frolic Pictures recently send us over new official stills for their new film "Amethyst". The film stars Grace Klich and Val Miller.
"Amethyst" is currently available on Amazon Prime.
To view this film, you can goto:
New Psychedelic Horror Adventure 'Amethyst' premieres on Amazon Prime
The most shocking silent horror film since Nosferatu. Amethyst, written and directed by psycho-sensationalist, Jared Masters (Slink, Ballet of Blood). Shot in 4K resolution, in a secret garden, this highly anticipated feature film is now available to watch free with an Amazon Prime subscription, or rent or download to own (DVD coming soon). This phenomenal picture was the Semi-Finalist this year at the Los Angeles CineFest and Winner at the UHD 4K Film Festival, in South Korea, where it will be broadcasted on local television (SkyTV).
Trapped in a trip. The incredible true story of Amethyst, the girl who accidentally consumed a full vial of LSD, on her 17th birthday, and inevitably begins losing her mind. Follow along, as this profound psychedelic adventure unfolds.
She took too much.
Will she ever return to this side of reality again? Will her best friend, Ember, who gave her the gift, find her, in time?
One drop is enough.
Consumed by a kaleidoscope of wonder, Amethyst discovers a whole new existence above ours, inhabited by female vampires, piccolo-playing eunuchs, romantic noblemen, river nymphs, mystical floating orbs, and a giant stone pyramid that may be her portal home.
A fragile mind in a delicate body.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Ashley Mary Nunes is an up and coming actress who first gained notice last year when she starred in the Christmas horror film "All Through the House" and has made an appearance in 2012 film Inhuman Resources which was apart of the Fangoria Presents line. She is also The Horror Chamber's Scream Queen of the Month for February 2017.
I am originally from the Bay Area (Benicia, CA). But, mostly grew up in Vacaville, CA.
What made you get into acting and working in the horror genre?
I was born and raised into the horror genre. My older brother, Todd Nunes (writer/director of All Through The House) was obsessed with the genre growing up. He would film his own VHS horror movies with his friends and even did Friday the 13th and Halloween as stage plays when he was in High School. I was always included. If I had to be a creepy stuff animal that comes to life or a little demon, I was the to go to kid. I was never censored from horror movies growing up. I guess you can say that my brother was training me to be a Scream Queen from the day I was born.
Favorite Horror Film:
My number one horror movie will always be John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’. The opening sequence still captivates me to this day. I am a huge fan of the continuous shot of young Michael's POV. If I see it playing on TV, I always stop everything just to finish it.
Favorite Horror Character:
I would have to say that my favorite Horror Character is Chucky. Child’s Play hit home for me when it first debuted. I had my own real life “killer” doll named Chubbykins. Todd brought this doll to life and gave it its own persona and creepy voice before Chucky was even in the picture. This doll forced me to long jump to my bed every night and sleep with the lights on. It really affected my childhood, but it a good creepy way.
Favorite Horror Director:
Besides my talented brother, Todd Nunes, I would have to go with John Carpenter. Oh man, would I love to work with him. He worked extremely hard to get to where he his is today. I see a lot of John Carpenter in my brother, Todd. Maybe one of these days you’ll see some great early cult classics of Todd’s.
Favorite Horror TV or Film Series:
I would have to say that my overall favorite Horror Film Series is, SCREAM. There was something very special about experiencing SCREAM in the theaters while growing up. I really connected to it because I could relate to the main character, Sidney Prescott.
Favorite Horror Scream Queen:
I grew up admiring Jamie Lee Curtis and knew from a young age that I wanted to be just like her. She is just so very talented. She's more than a Scream Queen. She's one of those actors that can transform into anyone and really sell it. She's also hilarious and has great comedic timing. I also love that she cosplays with her son at conventions. Advice for people trying to make it in the Horror Business: May be a bit cliché, but really, NEVER give up! And learn to ignore the trolls. Trolls hide behind a computer and are really FANS of your work. If anyone takes time out of their day to comment, whether it be positive or negative, love or hate, they are your fans. Don’t ever let anyone bring you down. If this is what you truly love doing, keep pushing!
Yes, I have a few projects set to film later this year. I am currently working alongside my brother,Todd on our next horror feature, “Death Ward 13”. It is a reimagining of the 70’s cult classic, “Don’t Look In The Basement”. I can’t say what my role in this film is, but I can say that I am the model on the poster. I am very excited to be working with Todd again. I am also very psyched to be working with director, Nicholas Hunt on his horror feature, “Safe Place” and directors Andrew Cain and Jimmy Wienholz on their horror project, “Sammy”. I am very passionate able these films and can't wait to start filming.
And you can now buy and rent my Christmas Slasher, “All Through The House”, directed by Todd Nunes from Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and all major VOD platforms.
Official Social Media Pages:
Facebook - AshleyMaryNunes
Instagram - @girl1der2002
Twitter - @girl1der
Snapchat - @girl1der2002
Terror Films recently released the first clip from the upcoming film "Savageland. The film stars Monica Davis, Edward L. Green and Patrick Pedraza.
"Savageland" hits VOD Platforms on February 24th.
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at: http://www.savageland-film.com/ .
Terror Films has locked in a U.S. release date for the multi-award winning film, Savageland. To celebrate the film’s February launch, a “Dead Alive” clip is available, now!
The film is centered on the night of June 2, 2011. On this date, the largest mass murder in American history occurs in the off-the-grid border town of Sangre de Cristo, Arizona, just a few miles north of Mexico. The entire population of fifty-seven disappears overnight and the next morning nothing is left but blood trails leading into the desert.
The film was co-directed by Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert and David Whelan. Savageland has swept the festival circuit, including being an official selection at: the San Diego Comic Con, the Independent Filmmakers Showcase, the Atlanta Horror Film Festival and the NOLA Horror Film Festival – to name just a few.
The first phase of the release will begin on Friday, February 24th. Savageland will be available on: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play/YouTube, Vudu, Xbox Live, Sony PlayStation, Vimeo on Demand, I Bleed Indie and 3 Roku channels (Free Flix Tonight, 24 Hour Movie Channel, and Free Grindhouse Flix Tonight).
The company plans to expand the release in the coming months on platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Hoopla, Cable VOD, DVD retailers and others. Raven Banner Entertainment will handle the Canadian release on behalf of Terror Films. Those dates will be announced once they have secured placement.
The official poster and trailer will debut several days prior to the film’s February 24th release date. For now, Terror Films is providing a sneak peek of the film, titled “Dead Alive!”
"Savageland": "Dead Alive" Film Clip
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Executive Producers Chris Alexander (Blood for Irina, Queen of Blood, Female Werewolf and the upcoming Blood Dynasty) and Barbie Wilde (Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Death Wish 3) recently send us information about their new film "Blue Eyes". The film is set star Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Queen of Blood).
They will be starting a Kickstarter for the film to be announced later.
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BlueEyesHorrorMovie
Executive Producers Chris Alexander and Barbie Wilde are proud to announce their new feature length horror film project Blue Eyes, starring electronic music legend, performance artist and actor Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Queen of Blood).
Blue Eyes will be directed by Chris Alexander (Blood for Irina, Queen of Blood, Female Werewolf and the upcoming Blood Dynasty), with a script written by Alexander and Barbie Wilde, actress (Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Death Wish 3) and author (The Venus Complex, Voices of the Damned). The script is based on an original story by Wilde.
Funding via Kickstarter to be announced. In the meantime, follow Blue Eyes on Twitter and Facebook.
Official Synopsis: Gazza Hunt is a man living on the edge, a man whose life has been battered down by bum luck and bad decisions and who has simply given up. Homeless, hopeless and wracked by addiction, Gazza's desperate existence is interrupted one night when, wandering in the woods, he follows a glowing blue light to a freshly dug hole in the earth where he finds an ethereal, nude sleeping beauty, perfect in every way. But, as Gazza soon learns, this woman isn't asleep. She's dead. And yet somehow Gazza is still uncontrollably drawn to her...this blue girl...with those blue eyes...
Blue Underground recently send us information for their upcoming single disc release of "Venom" The 1982 film stars Susan George (Straw Dogs), Oliver Reed (The Brood) and Klaus Kinski.
Special features on the Blu-Ray includes Audio Commentary with Director Piers Haggard, Theatrical Trailer, Teaser Trailer, TV Spots and Poster & Still Gallery.
"Venom" hits retail on March 28th.
Behind the drapes... Between the walls... In your bed...
A thriller to make your skin crawl!
It was supposed to be the perfect crime: the sexy maid (Susan George of STRAW DOGS), a psychotic chauffeur (Oliver Reed of THE BROOD) and an international terrorist (the legendary Klaus Kinski) kidnap a wealthy ten-year-old boy from his elegant London townhouse. But they didn't count on a murdered cop, a desperate hostage siege, and one very unexpected houseguest: a furious Black Mamba, the most lethal and aggressive snake known to nature. It can attack from ten feet away. Its bite brings excruciating death. And it is on the loose. Now, terror knows no antidote... and the ultimate in slithering mayhem is VENOM.
Sterling Hayden (THE KILLING), Nicol Williamson (EXCALIBUR) and Sarah Miles (BLOW-UP) co-star in this gripping suspense thriller based on the novel by best-selling author Alan Scholefield and directed by Piers Haggard (THE BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW). VENOM has been remastered in 2K High Definition from its negative and features some very real - and extremely deadly - Black Mambas!
Action Lab Danger Zone recently released preview for issue #30 of "Zombie Tramp". The issue is written by Dan Mendoza and Jason Martin with illustration and cover art by Celor.
Issue #30 of "Zombie Tramp" in stores now.
It’s zombie witches vs monster truckers as Zombie Tramp’s road saga comes to a furious conclusion! Also, Vampblade’s along for the ride!!!
Features 3 regular and risqué variants, including a pair of variants by series creator Dan Mendoza (DollFace)!
Saturday, February 11, 2017
“Reel Nightmare” is one of those films that I stumbled on through Facebook and thought it had a cool poster. Plus, the film has an H.P Lovecraft vibe to it. So, I decided to check this one out as part its limited run on Amazon Prime.
The film is about a group of friends who investigate a haunting at the house that belonged to a coven of witches for a student film. When one of them awakens them by using the Necronomicon, the witches exact their vengeances on those who disturb them. Soon the witches are out to kill anyone who disturbs them and put an end to their film.
This was one of those film where I was thinking it was going to head south into bad movie territory. In the beginning, I felt like it was going to a found footage film with the introduction playing the way it did only find out that it didn’t feel like a found footage film at all. This kind of bummed me out as I was kind of the expecting it but I still liked “Reel Nightmare” a lot.
One of the reasons that this works very well was the fact that Armand Petri’s direction was good. I liked how he’s able to make everything but the found footage aspect work. Whether it was the gore effects to the way the he and his crew made the supernatural effect works, it provided a couple of tense and bloody moments. The other thing that Petri does well with the direction is to make sure the lead performances are good enough to make this entertaining. He makes sure that there is chemistry between the cast as this is one of those films that goes half way in before any action takes place. By making sure the performances works, it made the first interesting enough to keep my interest.
The screenplay also written by Petri was good minus the fact this didn’t feel like a found footage film. He does a good job setting up his characters as he spends time developing them. It helped later on in the film as I was into the characters when the action takes place. The other thing that I liked about the screenplay was the fact that it built tension into the story. It was a key factor in the last half of the film as everything felt intense and I was into the characters. It made up for the fact that the found footage aspect doesn’t work.
“Reel Nightmare” works very well as a straight up horror than the found footage that it was going for. Still, this is a film worth checking out as it has some good bloody moments and good acting.
Review Rating: Three and a Half Stars
SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that they have just acquired Spaceship Terror, one of the most terrifying films ever made. Directed by Harry Tchinski and Starring: Kristen Springer, Jay Wesley Cochran, Lacey Blair, Stephen Lestat, Emma Lee Nguyen, Ronda Olshefski, Yulia Hancheroff and Jenny Lin. The movie is set for release later this year on Blu-ray, DVD and Video On Demand.
SYNOPSIS: Open your mind to a horrifying world of cat and mouse as five women and one injured man find terror beyond their wildest nightmares. Marooned on a deserted planet, and picked up by a old derelict spaceship, six unwitting travelers find themselves enslaved in a torture filled blood lust that will take you on a white-knuckle ride into hell. Feel the terror, and ride along if you dare as they slowly fall victim to the horrific appetite of a deranged killer sporting an insane blood lust unmatched in an unforgiving universe.
"Spaceship Terror": Official Trailer
Back Aisle Video recently send us over information for their first DVD/Blu-Ray release "Zombie Cats From Mars". The film stars Bransen Sands Koehler, Benni Harper, Janae' Werner.
No special features were announced.
"Zombie Cats From Mars" DVD and Blu-Ray will be available on Back Aisle Video's official website on February 14th.
To visit Back Aisle Video's official website at, you can goto:www.backaislevideo.com.
Back Aisle Video, a new distribution company specializing in indie B-Movie horror, exploitation, and sleaze films is proud to announce their first title, Zombie Cats From Mars!
The story centers on Billy, an effeminate fan of vintage science fiction action thrillers. His only friend is Cameron, a nerdy film buff who tries to boost his confidence whenever he can. After seeing a UFO land, Billy retreats into his head, imagining that aliens are taking over the town. Cameron is skeptical, as is the rest of the town. Meanwhile, people are starting to die. First, the reclusive cat lady, Percis, is discovered mutilated by Lester, the church going husband of Carolyn, Percis's depressed caretaker. Random deaths soon follow, first a jogger, and then a janitor at the Carbonics Warehouse. A pair of news reporters share this information with the public while the Detective and his Chief try to solve the killings. Meanwhile, the killings continue. Billy, wrapped up in a world of fiction, discovers a story in which Martian Cats land on Earth and inflict horror upon the town. Confident that the killings are the result of the UFO delivering alien cats, he sets off on his own ...
The film is directed by Montetré and written by Ryan Cloutier. Cast includes: Bransen Sands Koehler, Benni Harper, Janae' Werner. The Blu-Ray and DVD will be available on Valentine's Day exclusively at www.backaislevideo.com and will head to Amazon on February 28th, with a wide VOD release in the Spring.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Terror Con is a my local horror convention that is based in Rhode Island that will be holding its convention on February 25th and 26th at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. The convention comes back after a two and a half year absence.
Let me say, this lineup blow the 2014 lineup out of the water. The headliners for the convention are Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, A Clockwork Orange), Dennis O’ Hara (American Horror Story), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses) and “The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton (King Ezekel), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel Stokes) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham).
Don’t get turned off by the way they emphasize The Walking Dead at this convention as they're bringing in six guests including the three headliners that I just mentioned along with Ann Mahoney, Elizabeth Ludlow and Jeremy Palko joining them.
The main thing that I liked about this is that there is more of focus of horror films and horror reunions than back in 2014. The reunions includes Rob Zombie’s Halloween reunion as Tyler Mane and Scout Taylor Compton join McDowell as guests announced, Hellbound Hellrasier 2 cenobites reunion with Barbie Wilde, Simon Bamford and Nicholas Vince, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3” reunion with R.A. Mihailoff and Kate Hodge and The Nightmare Before Christmas reunion with Chris Sarandon and Ken Page.
Other guests coming to Terror Con includes Kane Hodder (Jason X, Hatchet), John Kassir (Tales From the Crypt) Christine McCorkindale (Nightbreed), David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London), Robert Brian Wilson (Silent Night, Deadly Night), Megadeth co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, Danny Lloyd (The Shining) and Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape From New York).
The show will also have some great panels including The Walking Dead: Stories from the Apocalypse with Michael Cudlitz (Sgt. Abraham), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel), Khary Payton (Ezekiel), Ann Mahoney (Olivia), Elizabeth Ludlow (Arat), and Jeremy Palko (Andy). Centobites Panel with Barbie Wilde, Simon Bamford and Nicholas Vince, Classic Horror Icons: Meet the Slashers with Kane Hodder (Jason X, Hatchet), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses), Mihailoff (Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3), David Naughton (American Werewolf of London) and Brian Wilson (Silent Night, Deadly Night), Malcolm McDowell: Live on Stage and Halloween: 10 Years Later with Tyler Mane and Scout Taylor Compton are all the main panels at Terror Con.
The show will also be selling the first issue of New England Tales of Terror which is being released by their sister company Altered Reality Comics. The issue features cover art by Ralph Reese, Joe St.Pierre and Ian Chase Nichols with interiors by Ian Chase Nichols,Rich Woodall, Chris Campana and Jay Kennedy. This lineup on paper is a great lineup as I will be there since it’s in my area. I really hope this convention does well as it would be great to have a horror convention every year in my backyard.
Terror Con takes places on February 25th and 26th at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI.
For more information on this convention, you can visit the convention’s official website at: http://www.theterrorcon.com
20th Century Fox recently released the official teaser trailer for the upcoming Gore Verbinski film "A Cure of Wellness". The film stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth.
"A Cure of Wellness" hits theaters on February 17th.
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official website at http://www.acureforwellness.com
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of THE RING, comes the new psychological thriller, A CURE FOR WELLNESS.
"A Cure for Wellness: "Sensory Deprivation Tank" Film Clip
"A Cure for Wellness: "Hall Confrontation" Film Clip
"A Cure for Wellness": Official Trailer
Full Moon Features recently send us information for the upcoming release of Charles Band's "The Creeps". The film stars Phil Fondacaro (Troll, Land of the Dead) and features cinematography from Adolfo Bartoli (Pit and the Pendulum) and practical make-up by Gabe Bartalos (From Beyond, Basket Case 2).
Special features on the blu-ray includes original Full Moon trailers and a vintage THE CREEPS Videozone behind-the-scenes featurette.
"The Creeps" will be available on February 21st.
Undersized, Undead and Angry.
Dracula. Frankenstein. The Werewolf. The Mummy. In an experiment of the maddest kind of science, these four classic monsters of film and literature are brought back to life…cut something goes wrong. Though the look and act exactly as they you’d think they’d look, the creepy quartet emerge as half their normal size. Now, they're three feet tall…and not happy at all.
From Full Moon founder, producer and director Charles Band, comes 1997’s THE CREEPS (aka DEFORMED MONSTERS), one of the studios most beloved and requested titles. Originally filmed and exhibited in 3D, this new Blu-ray is culled from the original negative and presented in a stunning anamorphic, 2D HD 1080p transfer, all the better to appreciate Adolfo (Stuart Gordon’s PIT AND THE PENDULUM) Bartoli’s rich 35mm cinematography and Gabe (FROM BEYOND, BASKET CASE 2) Bartalos’ amazing practical make-up FX.
Filled with humor, horror, wit, style, sleaze and silliness, THE CREEPS also offers one of legendary diminutive actor Phil (TROLL, LAND OF THE DEAD) Fondacaro’s greatest roles as Count Dracula, one of the most effective – and underrated – portrayals of the vampire in horror film history.
THE CREEPS is available on Blu-ray on February 21. Special features include original Full Moon trailers and a vintage THE CREEPS Videozone behind-the-scenes featurette.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Full Moon Features recently send the horror chamber information for Episode 3 of "Ravenwolf Towers" The episode entitled "Secrets in the Walls".
"Ravenwolf Towers" Episode 3: Secrets in the Walls" hits Full Moon's Amazon Channel and Full Moon Streaming on February 13th and DVD on February 21st.
Full Moon’s startling, critically acclaimed seven-part horror series continues with the third and wildest episode yet – RAVENWOLF TOWERS 3: SECRETS IN THE WALLS. The show, which tells the dark saga of a family of incestuous lunatics lording over the remains of a looming, formerly opulent and now dilapidated Hollywood hotel, is directed and produced by Charles Band, who continues to release one episode every full moon. Synopsis: Sensing a threat to her family and her secret plans, the mysterious and beautiful Matriarch, Mary La Velle, orders the sinister Dr. Lorca to uncover the truth behind one of the Ravenwolf's newest tenants, Vampire Hunter and Psychic Investigator Ivan Ivanov. Lorca, in turn, hires a local Detective, the quick-witted no-nonsense Shona Baltimore, who quickly discovers more than she ever wanted to know not only about the Vampire Hunter Ivanov, but also about Jake, who has his own secrets, about the supernaturally powerful Mary, and about Mary's monstrous, murderous grandson Samson…
Like a cross between SPIDER-BABY, DARK SHADOWS and TWIN PEAKS, RAVENWOLF TOWERS follows the gruesome and bizarre adventures of Jake, the new assistant manager at ‘The Towers’ who is soon subject to the horror at the heart of the building: guests disappear without a trace, mad doctors meddle with madder science, degenerate monsters lurking around every corner and beautiful women are not what they seem.
Praise for RAVENWOLF TOWERS:
“I was clawing at my desk wanting more!” -Sinfulcelluloid.com
“Reminiscent of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL…the varied and odd cast of characters and the mysteries presented here are fun!” -AintItCool.com
“Bloody and bizarre!” -Horrorworld.org
“It has every single element of a Full Moon feature that you remember from years’ past… an instant hit that combines magic and science into a bizarre, fascinating mix!” -The Slaughtered Bird
RAVENWOLF TOWERS 3: SECRETS IN THE WALLS is available on Special Edition DVD on February 21, for rental or purchase on the Full Moon Amazon Channel and via Full Moon Streaming beginning February 13. Previous RAVENWOLF TOWERS episodes are also currently available for purchase via these outlets.
"Ravenwolf Towers": Episode 3 - Secrets in the Walls: Official Trailer
Fright Meter Films recently send us over information for their Kickstarter Campaign for their upcoming film "Stirring". They are looking to raise $13,500 by March 10th, 2016 or the film will not happen.
Horror icon and Scream Queen Brinke Stevens is set to star in the film alongside Helene Udy who appeared in the classic 1981 slasher My Bloody Valentine and up and coming indie horror actress Kaylee Williams (Model Hunger, The Lashman, Porkchop 3D).
To contribute to this campaign, you can goto: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1488629688/stirring
Troy Escamilla, in collaboration with Fright Meter Films, is set to produce his second feature film and bring true holiday terror to the screen in Fall 2018. Titled Stirring and penned by Escamilla, it was inspired by Escamilla's favorite horror film, 1974's Black Christmas and will focus a group of students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house with a sinister past who are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer. Horror icon and Scream Queen Brinke Stevens is set to star in the film alongside Helene Udy who appeared in the classic 1981 slasher My Bloody Valentine and up and coming indie horror actress Kaylee Williams (Model Hunger, The Lashman, Porkchop 3D).
Escamilla has a goal of raising $13,500 by March 10th, 2016 with the Stirring campaign. There are a plethora of great rewards available for backers, including the opportunity to be an extra in the film! Troy Escamilla knows and respects the horror genre. He founded the Fright Meter Awards, which have grown in respect and popularity over the last few years with global backers that make up the over 50 member international Award Committee, including bloggers, writers, directors, producers, actors and fans in the horror genre.
Fright Meter Films first feature, Party Night, was filmed this past June after being successfully funded on Kickstarter. Also written and directed by Escamilla, it wrapped post production last month and has received very positive early reviews from sites such as Dread Central, iHorror, The Horror Sydicate, and PopHorror. Escamilla plans to hit the festival circuit in 2017 with Party Night. He promises Stirring will not disappoint: “Fans of holiday themed horror will enjoy the hell out of it; it’s bigger, bloodier and bolder than Party Night! Fans will recognize winks to Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night and To All a Goodnight, but will also appreciate its own unique style and take on the Christmas themed slasher,”
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Together Magic Films recently sent the horror chamber stills for their film "Reel Nightmare". The film stars Madeleine Heil, Garrett Morosky, Andres Mejia, Eric Saleh and Hailey Chown.
"Reel Nightmare" hits VOD and blu-ray on February 7th.
For more information on this film and to purchase this film, you can visit the film's official website at: http://www.reelnightmare.com
Three beautiful, vengeful witches are summoned back to life after a skeptic young woman reads from their Necronomicon in the new horror feature film Reel Nightmare, coming out worldwide on Tuesday February 7th via Amazon, Amazon Prime, Vimeo On Demand; and Blu-Ray. The new Trailer and all links to stream, rent or buy Reel Nightmare are now available at: http://www.reelnightmare.com
Also known as Reel Nightmare: Book of Witchcraft, Together Magic Films will release the film for free on Amazon Prime through February 14th. “[Reel Nightmare] is scary, sexy and funny. It’s the perfect date night movie option for guys and girls who love horror movies. We are proud to share our film with all Amazon Prime subscribers worldwide as a Valentine’s Day treat.” - Says writer/director Armand Petri, noting that Reel Nightmare is also available now worldwide on Vimeo On Demand; with one dollar-off at checkout using the promo code: WITCHES (through February 14th).
The official synopsis reads: “Three beautiful, vengeful witches awakened by an ancient book, the Necronomicon, bring production of a film in their old family home to a deadly halt.”
“[Reel Nightmare] is a thrilling horror feature with a relevant storyline, and a conversation starter. Using its intriguing witch premise to discuss the subject of equality, Reel Nightmare explores the challenges women face today in male-dominated fields; while remaining a fun and intense horror movie everyone can enjoy.” - Adds producer Art Arutyunyan.
Reel Nightmare exists in a modern interpretation of the H.P. Lovecraft universe set in present-day New England. “The Necronomicon is central to the film’s plot, but Lovecraft fans will identify additional references to his legacy including Miskatonic University, The Dunwich Horror, August Derleth, and the Cthulhu Mythos.” Concludes Petri, who also appears in the film.
LC Films has teamed up with Together Magic to release Reel Nightmare on Blu-Ray. It can be purchased now at: http://www.reelnightmare.com
The film stars Madeleine Heil (Clowntergeist), Garrett Morosky (Ballet of Blood) and Eliza Bone (The Nymph: Mermaid Horror).
"Reel Nightmare": Official Trailer
Thursday, February 2, 2017
The Fright Meter Awards committee that recognizes the best in horror recently annnounced the winners for the 2017 Fright Meter Awards. Here's the complete list.
Best Picture: The Witch
Best Director: Robert Eggers - The Witch
Best Actor: John Goodman - 10 Cloverfield Lane
Best Actress: Anya Taylor-Joy - The Witch
Best Supporting Actor: Richard Break - 31
Best Supporting Actress: Melynda Kiring - All Through the House
Best Screenplay: The Invitation
Best Short Film: The Stylist
Best Editing: Don't Breathe
Best Cinematography: The Neon Demon
Best Score: The Neon Demon
Best Makeup: Baskin
Best Special Effects: Krampus
Hyper Cube Films recently released stills for their upcoming film "Voodoo". The film stars Samantha Stewart, Dominic Matteucci, Ruth Reynolds, Daniel Kozul, Ron Jeremy, and Lavelle Roby.
"Voodoo" hits theaters in limited release on February 24th.
For more information on this film, you can visit the film's official site at: http://voodoothemovie.com/.
Highly-anticipated horror feature VOODOO, written and directed by Tom Costabile, hits theaters across the US February 24.
Produced by HyperCube Films, VOODOO tells the story of an innocent southern girl, Dani, vacationing in Los Angeles to evade her increasingly complicated life. Once Dani arrives in Los Angeles, she learns that trying to escape her past is not as easy as she had hoped.
Markets to be included includes Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.