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Horror film ‘PandaMonium’ from writer-director MJ Dixon released today in the UK DVD and VOD from 101 Films

The infamous Panda Headed serial killer makes a return in MJ Dixon’s ‘PandaMonium’, which is released in the UK on DVD and VOD from 101 Films.

PandaMonium is the 9th feature from the British independent film company Mycho Entertainment Group, which is written and directed MJ Dixon and produced by Anna Dixon. The film is a prequel to the cult horror Slasher House II (2016) where we were first introduced to the infamous Panda-headed Killer Jacob Jakushi (David Hon Ma Chu), who now makes a return in the character’s first standalone film.

The guys on Level 6 like to work hard, and party harder, that means the best booze, the finest drugs and hottest women money can buy. Unfortunately for them the strippers they’ve just hired have come with an unwanted guest.

Jacob Jakushi, the infamous ‘Stripper Ripper’ with an oversized panda mask and a taste for exotic dancers, has these girls in his sights and he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.

It’s now Strippers VS Panda Headed Serial Killer as they fight to survive the office party from hell.

 

Writer-director MJ Dixon had the following to say about the film.

“PandaMonium is our first foray into a more comedic approach to horror, of course that’s not to say it doesn’t take itself seriously at times.  There’s still a message in there as well as tons of tension and scares to keep slasher fans happy. It’s something new for us and I just hope that people have a good time with it, I know we had one making it.”

PandaMonium is written and directed by MJ Dixon, produced by Anna Dixon and stars; David Hon Ma Chu, Oriana Charles, Dani Thompson, Will Jones, James Hamer-Morton, Lee Mark Jones and Charlie Bond.

PandaMonium is available on DVD and VOD release from 101 Films now and coming to the US this Summer.

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Award winning home invasion horror “Nefarious” scheduled for March 17th North American release

Award winning home invasion horror “Nefarious” scheduled for March 17th North American release

17th March has been confirmed as the North American release date for the multi-award winning “Nefarious”, directed by Richard Rowntree. The film will be released on VOD, DVD and Blu Ray, and is now available for pre-order on iTunes.

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, will also release the film on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu and GooglePlay in VOD format, and via Amazon and other retailers on Blu Ray and DVD. Pre-orders for the Blu Ray are available now via Target

The home invasion horror/thriller focuses on a robbery which goes horribly wrong, and stars Toby Wynn-Davies (Escape From Cannibal Farm), Nadia Lamin (Hosts) and newcomer Buck Braithwaite. Richard Rowntree directed, from a script he co-wrote with Matthew Davies (Dogged).

The independent British film received high praise and multiple awards & nominations at festivals in both the US and the UK. With a heavy emphasis on social commentary, particularly relating to economic disparity in the western world, the film features award winning practical effects and a clever script.

Nightmarish Conjurings called the film “a seat gripping journey of twists and blood filled turns”, whilst Horror Fuel said it had “a ton of entertainment value”. Ready, Steady, Cut described is as “a nasty little film, just as intended” and “a brutal little success”. It also made Modern Horrors’ list of “20 Indie Horror flicks to watch in 2020” alongside Elijah Wood’sCome to Daddy” and Richard Stanley’sColour out of Space”.

It will also be screened at the prestigious Starburst International Film Festival in Manchester a few days before release.

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Red Cape Publishing to release the first book in the A-Z of Horror anthology series ‘A is for Aliens’ on Friday 13th March

Red Cape Publishing to release the first book in the A-Z of Horror anthology series ‘A is for Aliens’ on Friday 13th March

Red Cape Publishing will be releasing the first book in the A-Z of Horror anthology series ‘A is for Aliens’ on March 13th, with the eBook currently available to pre-order on Amazon for just 99p until release day on Friday 13th March,

A is for Aliens, the first book in an epic series of twenty-six horror anthologies. Within these pages you will find a collection of thirteen stories from some of the finest independent writers on the scene today, blending science fiction with horror. From the humorous to the terrifying, A is for Aliens contains a diverse range of stories with each author taking a different approach to the theme.

Author and co-founder of Red Cape Publishing P.J Blakey-Novis had the following to say about the book:

A is for Aliens is the first in an epic series of 26 horror anthologies from Red Cape Publishing. A selection of talented writers have contributed to the book, each giving their own unique take on the theme, from the humorous to the terrifying.”

A is for Aliens is currently on pre order at 99p until release day on Friday 13th March. The eBook is exclusive to Amazon and included in Kindle Unlimited, paperback available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

You can pre-order the eBook exclusively from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085391CG7

Red Cape Publishing are currently accepting submissions for the next 4 titles in the series which are

  • B is for Beasts
  • C is for Cannibals
  • D is for Demons
  • E is for Exorcism

You can find out more details about submissions on the website https://redcapepublishing.com/submissions/

You can find out more about Red Cape Publishing on the website and follow on social media:

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Red Cape Publishing is a modern publishing house dedicated to promoting to best independent and small-press releases. Red Cape was born out of a desire to spread the word about the indie scene, firmly believing that promoting other people’s work is of benefit to everyone.

 

 

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Interview with filmmaker Roxanne Bordeaux for her upcoming film ‘Pest Control’

Interview with filmmaker Roxanne Bordeaux for her upcoming film ‘Pest Control’

In a new interview for Women in Horror Month I got a chance to ask the multifaceted writer, director and actress Roxanne Bordeaux a few questions about her latest film ‘Pest Control’.

Under new state law from a controversial Senator, a task force is created under local law enforcement to combat the state’s child predator infestation, enabling the officers to act as judge, jury and executioner.

This is Pest Control.

Q: Who are your inspirations when it comes to film making? 

Ah, there’s so many.. But when I think of the reason I got into film making I think it has to be John Waters. Female Trouble (1974) was that click for me that made me realise you don’t have to be a millionaire star fucker to make films. Just pick up a camera and shoot. It’s that easy.

 

Q: You have directed, acted and modelled previously, which do you prefer and why?

Although acting and modelling were fun I’d have to say equivalently, Directing. Why be a puppet when you can pull the strings? It’s so fun curating your own world and taking your cast and crew on that crazy adventure, I can’t think of a better creative outlet. Albeit entirely aneurysm inducing.

 

Q. You are currently fundraising for your new short film Pest Control which you wrote and looking to direct. Can you tell us a little bit about the film?

So this film spawned from binge watching Chris Hansens To Catch a Predator (2006).  I just started going down this rabbit hole. I looked into the realities of these vigilante paedophile hunting groups and questioned my own fascination with the subject. Some of these groups go too far whilst some say not far enough. It’s really about walking that fine line of moral ambiguity where a little stumble can take you from hero to villain. I wanted to explore that with Pest Control. In this film there are no heroes, they’re all just enacting they’re vision of virtue. We follow an undercover cop team (in the guise of Pest Control) where their core objective is to capture predators, however our protagonist has taken it upon herself to take full advantage of this initiative.. You’ll have to watch the film and keep up with us online for more!

 

Q. We can see some of the publicity shots for the film on the website. Is this what we can expect from the finished film? If so, what were some of your influences for the overall look and style?

My DOP (Callum Tester) and I went back and forth on this subject a lot. The aesthetic will be neon noir, complemented by brutalist architecture and a colour palette of grey, red and pastels to coincide with our polarising main characters, Triss (played by Julia Holden) and Billie (played by Sara D’Olivier).

 

Q. Can you tell us about some of the other cast and crew who will be involved in the film?

In terms of cast we have the enigmatic, amazonian beauty that is Julia Holden. She’ll be playing our hot headed protagonist. Sara D’Olivier will be her decoy cop partner with dubious intentions. We’re also working with our local radio station Express FM to bring our Captain of the force to life. Think the DJ from the Warriors. My crew is an amalgamation of talent, some who I’ve worked with on previous films and some who I’ve admired and wanted to collaborate with.

 

Q. In addition to crowdfunding on the website where you can get exclusive perks, you also have plans for a livestream fundraiser. Can you tell us about what will be involved and when it will take place?

So on Sunday March 1st myself and the crew will be holding a huge live stream event. Some will be live streaming themselves role playing Pest Control’s characters in video games, some will be IRL and some may be dumb enough (like yours truly) to be live streaming their entire day and leaving it up to the viewers to decide your fate. Think of it like a choose your own adventure type thing, I’ll give you options but top donors will be able to throw in a wild card. I’ll be streaming on Youtube via our Pest control page. So watch out!

 

Q. Have you had any requests so far? If so, what have been the most unusual request you have received so far?

Ha ha, well as I won’t be enacting anything illegal or sexually ambiguous it’s been pretty tame so far. I’m hoping they’ll be more adventurous suggestions than eating hot sauce. I’ll do that of my own volition.

 

Q. How far would the character of Roxanne Bordeaux go to fund her film?

All the way, baby. Ya know, as long as it’s not harming myself or anyone, not committing illegal acts or being sexually ambiguous.. Have at it!

Q. Do you have any other projects which you are currently working on? 

Pest Control is my soul focus right now, but I’m constantly thinking of new ideas and concepts to push the boundaries of indie film.

 

Q. As an independent filmmaker, what advice would you give to someone looking to make their own film?

Don’t get overwhelmed by the bigger picture in front of you. If you focus too much on the Cinematography, the lighting, costumes, music then you can lose focus on what really matters. And that’s the story. Once you have that killer idea, start building on it. A pen and paper is free, as is your imagination. Once you have that story that you put your all into everything else will come into place.

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Arrow Video Asks WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! In Select Theaters Nationwide April 10th

Arrow Video Asks WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE! In Select Theaters Nationwide April 10th

Kirill Sokolov’s Why Don’t You Just Die! Heads to US Theaters Arrow Video Invites Audiences to Meet (and Kill) the parents Brutal Action Comedy Opens April 10th in Select Markets
Arrow Video is proud to announce the US theatrical release of Why Don’t You Just Die!, a blood-soaked black comedy in the vein of Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright.  Making his feature debut, writer/director Kirill Sokolov presents a rousing tale of family, modern relationships and the dark places they can take you to when things turn sour.  Why Don’t You Just Die! will open in select theaters nationwide on April 10th, 2020.
Why Don’t You Just Die! has received critical acclaim from festivals around the globe, taking home the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature and Silver Audience Award at Fantasia, Best European Feature Film at MOTELx, Best Director at Fantaspoa, Best Feature, Best Director and Best VFX Awards at Grimmfest.  Following a screening at Fantastic Fest, Film School Rejects raved that “Russian cinema has a new filmmaker to champion”.
Ahead of the release, Sokolov shared, “Despite our exaggerated use of genre tropes and all the flashy effects, Why Don’t You Just Die! remains, for me, an incredibly personal and sincere story. The film’s inherent violence is the result of reflection on the realities of life in Russia, modern relationships, and societal attitudes. The gallows humor which pervades the film is the only true reaction whatsoever to all of this. The film is intended as an emotional rollercoaster, making the audience laugh, cry, and laugh again – but then immediately feel a sense of unease for having laughed.”
Matvey (Aleksandr Kuznetsov) has just one objective: to gain entry to his girlfriend’s parents’ apartment and kill her father Andrey (Vitaliy Khaev) with a hammer to restore her honour. But all is not as it initially seems, and Matvey’s attempts to bludgeon the family patriarch to death don’t quite go to plan as Andrey proves a more formidable – not to mention ruthless – opponent than he anticipated… and Matvey, for his part, proves stubbornly unwilling to die.
Why Don't You Just Die! - In Theaters from April 10

Why Don’t You Just Die! – In Theaters from April 10th

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Interview with ‘The Killer of Grassy Ridge’ writer-director Johnny K

The Killer of Grassy Ridge (2020)

Director: Johnny K

Writer: Johnny K

Starring: Kevin Conn, Heather Stone, Michael Stumbo

Deep in the Shenandoah back country, a killer stalks for prey.

The Killer of Grassy Ridge is an award winning debut horror short from writer-director Johnny K, which has now been made available to view online. I got a chance to ask Johnny a few questions about how he came up with the original concept for the film, his influences and some of his favourite moments during filming.

 

Q. The Killer of Grassy Ridge is your debut film as a writer-director, can you tell me what we can expect from the film?

Definitely expect tension, suspense, and some great performances. Without getting into too many spoilers, I wanted to use the music and that desolate forest setting to create a spooky tone right from the beginning. Everything else was built on top of that. I was determined to make a good film only using the resources I had on-hand, so don’t expect any fancy computer graphics or wire-fighting!

 

Q. How did you come up with the original concept for the film?

I wanted a simple story that I could go out and film in just a few days. Being my first film, and basically a proof of concept, I challenged myself to write, shoot, and edit a movie in two months, so I set realistic goals early on that were attainable. The “budget” steered me toward horror, since it’s possible to get some great results with horror using very limited resources. Plus I’ve always loved the horror genre. I got in touch with (actor) Michael Stumbo because he had a great look that I knew would translate really well on camera, and once he was on-board it moved very fast.

 

Q. What were some of your influences for the look and style of the film?

I was really inspired by Emmanuel Lubezki’s work on The Revenant (2015), basically because he managed to light and shoot a film out in the wilderness using only natural light. Given my budget and resources for Killer, that was particularly useful to me. I love the “run and gun” style of guerrilla film making, and I didn’t want to be tied down to a bunch of lights and equipment, especially because we were shooting during the shortest days of the year and daylight disappeared fast.

A lot of amateur films are shot in the woods due to budgetary restrictions, and sometimes the footage can look very amateur. I loved The Revenant for many reasons, but the fact that it was a high-budget Hollywood blockbuster filmed in natural conditions with natural light was a great influence on our little “backyard” movie.

Stylistically, I just did my own thing. I’m a huge Carpenter and Spielberg fan, so I’m sure their work subconsciously influenced some shots here and there, but mostly I just shot the same frames exactly as I originally envisioned them with the storyboards. Going in, I knew I wanted to try some very specific technical shots, just to experiment. This included some creepy “slider reveals,” as if the audience was spying on the characters from behind trees, as well as the “light bath” on Heather from the sun when we first meet her character at the lake.

I wanted to experiment with how specific camera decisions can influence how the audience feels about a certain character. Not just the lighting and movement tricks, but also colour-grading and composition – shooting up at the character to empower them, shooting down to make them vulnerable; warm tones to make them look like a victim; cold tones to make them look like a killer; that type of thing. As film-lovers, I think we’re all hardwired to be affected by scenes and characters based on how we’ve seen them presented before throughout decades of cinema. I wanted to play with that concept a bit. For me, it was all a series of practical exercises to see what I could pull off, and then string it together in the editing room. That may seem excessive for a nine-minute film, but those were some of my original goals when I started this project.

 

Q. The two leads Heather Stone and Michael Stumbo are excellent in the film. Did you have either of them in mind to play the characters when writing the script?

I completely agree that they were excellent. We’re all relative newcomers to this, but they both really exceeded my expectations in every way and made the whole project such a great experience. His role was definitely written specifically for Mike Stumbo, based on his great look with the beard and the long hair. Once I decided to shoot a horror film, I wanted to get Stumbo out in the woods, cover him with dirt, give him an axe, and just turn the camera on because I knew he would look great no matter what he did. With that great look, he would scary just doing his laundry or mopping the floor. His reactions and presence were great throughout the whole film, and beneath the beard and dirt, he’s got those piercing eyes that tell you exactly what he’s thinking about without the need to smother all the scenes with a bunch of unnecessary dialogue.

The film was also written with Heather in mind, because I knew she could definitely pull off every aspect of her character. In the beginning, she actually declined the role and wanted me to find an actress with more training and experience, but I was persistent because I knew she would slay this role… pardon the pun. It took a little convincing, but once we sat down and fully talked through the story and some potential background for her character, she came around to it, knocked it out of the park, and ended up enjoying the whole process.

 

Q. Did you experience any issues during filming?

No serious issues, thankfully. We filmed in November and December 2019, and I don’t think a single frame of this movie was shot in temperatures above 36°F (2° C). Mike Stumbo showed up at 7:30AM on our big day in 27°F (-2°C) not wearing a coat, and I was afraid the Killer of Grassy Ridge was actually going to be hypothermia. We schlepped a propane heater out into the wilderness with us, and even managed not to start a forest fire with it. Our big day was shot from dawn until dusk, on one of the shortest days of the year, in freezing conditions. We were also on “bear alert” the entire day just by nature of filming in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. In retrospect, by avoiding bears, forest fires, and hypothermia, I’d say everything went well!

The opening shot of the mountains (the Southern Appalachians in East Tennessee) was not our original scouted location. On two different occasions I tried to film at mountain sites we originally scouted (one in Tennessee and one in Virginia) but both times the access roads were closed for ice. Shooting in cold weather can also wreak havoc with equipment; batteries die faster if you don’t keep them in pockets close to your body for warmth, that type of thing. I learned a lot about shooting in cold weather, especially when you’re “running and gunning” in the wilderness without a lot of backups and extra gear.

Q. What were some of your favourite moments during filming?

There were so many. The very last scene with the trophies by the fireplace was originally scripted to be shot outside using a tree stump as a table, and we actually did film a version of that scene out there, but I wasn’t very happy with it. Later that night, on a whim, we decided to set up the scene again inside a cabin by the fireplace, just to see how it would look in firelight. A couple shots got a bit dark, grainy, and pixelated because I refused to use artificial lights right beside a raging fire, but I’m so glad we got it because I think it adds a whole other layer to the film. Without that fireplace scene, the entire film would have been outside in the forest during daylight, which now seems quite dull, monochromatic, and one-dimensional, so realizing that firelight scene was going to work, as we were shooting it, was definitely one of my favourite moments.

 

Q. Did you make any changes from the original script during filming?

The biggest change was that I stretched out the big confrontation scene between the two characters in the editing room. Originally, that was a much more linear, straight-forward confrontation, but the actors’ performances, as well as some blocking decisions we made in the moment, really gave it a lot more tension and suspense than what I’d originally envisioned. So I stretched that tension out in the edit for as long as I was comfortable with.

Otherwise it was just some very small changes. Heather’s character was originally written to hum throughout many of her scenes. It was a cool little eerie melody she came up with but we didn’t end up using it. It didn’t really serve the story, and her mouth movements and breathing were going to be a pain to sync up with the humming in post, so we just killed it.

 

Q. Do you have any other projects which you are working on?

I’m currently writing my next short film, “The Eighth Son,” and I’m busy planning out that project for later this year. It’s a character-driven drama with a heavy martial arts flavour, and is sort of an homage to the great Sho Kosugi films many of us grew up with in the 1980s, and I’m pretty excited about it. I’m currently looking to cast a Japanese or Japanese-American martial artist for the lead role, and I’m looking forward to finding that person, since the casting and specific energy/presence of that individual will probably affect the tone of the script. As for other projects, I did a little onscreen work on the new spinoff series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, as well as Showtime’s The Good Lord Bird with Ethan Hawke, and both are set to premiere later in 2020.

 

Q. What advice would you give to someone who is looking to write and direct their own film?

Stop finding excuses not to do it!

For years, I made excuses that my gear wasn’t good enough to make a film, and guess what – I spent years not making films, when I really should have been. In October 2019, I decided to make it a personal challenge just to prove myself wrong. I made it a point to get out there and create something using only the gear I had on-hand, which in my case was a basic Nikon D3300 DSLR with a Prime 50 lens.

You can’t afford actors? No problem, grab a few friends. Can’t afford to rent a location? No problem, make a list of unique locations you have available and write a story with those resources in mind. Shoot it on your phone if you need to, just to see if you can do it.

Four months ago, I drew some crude stick-figures as storyboards and decided to pursue an idea. We’re now winning awards on the other side of the planet for Best Debut Short and Best Thriller. It’s humbling and surreal, and I’m so glad I stopped making excuses and actually made a film.

Thanks so much for the interview. The Killer of Grassy Ridge is showing at festivals worldwide and is now streaming on YouTube Here:

You can follow Johnny K and Kaotica Studios on the following social media

Johnny K Twitter

Kaotica Studios Twitter

 Kaotica Studios Facebook

 

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The dead walk among us in official trailer for ‘A WAKEFIELD PROJECT’

The dead walk among us in official trailer for ‘A WAKEFIELD PROJECT’

The dead walk among us in the first trailer for A WAKEFIELD PROJECT

A Wakefield Project, a unique new entry in the sci-fi horror genre, premieres in North America March 3 on DVD and VOD.

L.A. Lopes directs the film, the story of a group of townsfolk who suddenly start seeing dead people living among them!

Eric (Anthony BewlzTooth Fairy) and Reese (Dennis Andres, Workin’ Moms) invest in a property in the little town of Wakefield. Chloe (Lindsay SeimInsidious: Chapter 2) a medium, who used to live in Wakefield returns to her roots to enlighten the new entrepreneurs on the history of the town. The property was originally owned by Nathan Cross (Rob ArcherLost Girl), who’s post mortem crimes stain the entire town. On a day when unprecedented solar flares target North America, Wakefield becomes the centre of a temporary shift in atmospheric energies. The living are seeing the dead walk among them. As they find themselves in the heart of this nightmare until dawn, they need to face history in the flesh, and survive.

A Wakefield Project premieres on DVD and Digital 3/3 from High Octane Pictures.

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New trailer released for the chilling thriller ‘Drowning’ which starring ‘Lifechanger’ actress Laura Tremblay

New trailer released for the chilling thriller ‘Drowning’ which starring ‘Lifechanger’ actress Laura Tremblay

Laura Tremblay (The Expanse, Lifechanger) stars in the spine-chilling Drowning, a twisted story from filmmaker Pasquale Marco Veltri available Feb 25 On Demand.


Anna is a prostitute who has been abused, exploited and manipulated since childhood. Disconnected from her emotions and the sympathetic people around her, Anna accepts that she must take control of her own life, empower herself and learn to live her life on her own terms. Returning to the place where her nightmare began, her childhood home, Anna faces off against her enablers, her abusers, and her own demons.

Laura Tremblay, Tracy Rowland, Alys Crocker, Pardeep Bassi, and Mark Nuttall star in a Pasquale Marco Veltri film, available Feb 25 On Demand.

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SUNSET ON THE RIVER STYX Straddles the Shores of Life and Death at Cinequest

SUNSET ON THE RIVER STYX Straddles the Shores of Life and Death at Cinequest

A Budding Romance is Complicated by a Bloodsucking Death Cult as filmmaker Aaron Pagniano Returns to Cinequest with Debut Feature Sunset on the River Styx
Writer/director Aaron Pagniano (We Got a Monkey’s Paw) has revealed the first look at his first feature-length film, Sunset on the River Styx.  A chance meeting of two morose lovers sends them spiraling down a surreal rabbit hole. Their relationship will be challenged by their pasts, their futures, their perception of time, and a vampire death cult.  Sunset on the River Styx will world premiere at the 2020 Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, where his award-winning occult adventure short We Got a Monkey’s Paw screened last year.
Sunset on the River Styx stars Phillip Andre Botello (The Art of Self-Defense) and Jacqueline Jandrell (We Got a Monkey’s Paw) as the ill-fated lovebirds, featuring Cory Vaughn and Avery Pohl.
Pagniano directed the film from his own script, alongside producers Travis Campbell, Joseph Papa, and Jesse Zhu.   Debi Bismarck and Beth Harmstone served as executive producers.
In a swampy Florida city, a metro bus driver named Will lives a repetitive and purposeless life. His routines are interrupted by Ashe, whose bleak existential rhetoric engages him and introduces him to a strange world of the undead. Will follows Ashe into a death cult, led by a charismatic vampire. But he panics, disrupting a ritual before transformation is completed, and Will and Ashe find themselves trapped in the no-man’s-land between life and death, detached from conventional time and space. Will and Ashe must escape this fragmented landscape of past and present demons before it’s too late.
Sunset On The River Styx Trailer (Cinequest 2020)
Sunset On The River Styx Trailer (Cinequest 2020)
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Shocking documentary ‘FACING EAST’ gets North American release next month

Shocking documentary ‘FACING EAST’ gets North American release next month

The most disturbing and chilling documentary of the year, FACING EAST gets North American release next month.
Tommy Baker’s chilling and captivating Facing East, an expose on a graveyard that would re-use graves over and over, premieres On Demand this March from Uncork’d Entertainment.
With over 100,000 documented disturbed burials the owners and operators of Eastern Cemetery systematically re-used graves over and over, taking advantage of low-income families during one of the most difficult times in their lives. 25 years after the cemetery was left abandoned, the Friends of Eastern Cemetery was formed to provide care and upkeep that the burial grounds so desperately needed.
Facing East out March 17 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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True terror awaits in new trailer for horror anthology ‘WEIRD FICTION’

True terror awaits in new trailer for horror anthology ‘WEIRD FICTION’

A love letter to the classic genre films of the ’70s and ’80s,  writer-director Jacob Perrett‘s horror anthology WEIRD TALES which comes to DVD and VOD May 12th from Wild Eye Releasing.

Don’t miss out on stories that will chill your bones. A group of teens go searching for a missing body, a babysitter is stalked by something malevolent, a porn star finds a mysterious bite on the back of his neck, and two girls uncover something that may very well lead to the end of the world.

Starring Jacob Perrett, Taylor Rhoades, Isabella Rodriguez, Matt Nale, Carson Jones, Torri Bouslough and Rylee Prenatt, WEIRD TALES unravel this May.

 

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TERROR TV will launch the new BILL MOSELEY/BILL OBERST Jr. horror ‘DEVIL’S JUNCTION : HANDY DANDY’S REVENGE’ on Friday 13th this March

TERROR TV will launch the new BILL MOSELEY/BILL OBERST Jr. horror ‘DEVIL’S JUNCTION : HANDY DANDY’S REVENGE’ on Friday 13th this March

On Friday the 13th, March  “It simply doesn’t get much better than the two Bills” (Pop Horror) as horror icons Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects) and Bill Oberst, Jr (3 from Hell) team for director Jeff Broadstreet’s “Jolly” bloody horror epic Devil’s Junction : Handy Dandy’s Revenge on TerrorTV.

The J.S Brinkley-scripted Halloween treat sees a shuttered TV studio in Detroit haunted by a magician ventriloquist from a 1960’s children’s show, and he’s looking for anew live, or dead, studio audience.

Jeff Broadstreet (Night of the Living Dead 3D) directs genre vets Bill Moseley (Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, 3 From Hell) and Bill Oberst, Jr. (3 From Hell, Death House) alongside Jake Red, Cody Cameron, Arthur Marroquin, Danni Spring, Kyle Anderson and Katelynn Newberry. Don Borza produces.

Returning to the abandoned Detroit television station where they once delighted a generation of children viewers, master puppeteer Mister Jolly re-incarnates his minion puppets for a final performance to settle an old score with Richard. The rare blood moon casts an ominous glow as Mr Jolly unleashes his puppets, lead by the infamous Handy Dandy to seek his revenge. Further complicating Richard’s dilemma is the unexpected arrival to the Studio of his son Steffen and his friends. The group become entangled in the thrilling pursuit by Mr Jolly and Handy Dandy through the annuls of the old studio building. They soon realize that they are in a new version of “Mister Jolly and the Handy Dandy Show” -where pain is the game!

TerrorTV is more than a channel, it’s where the fans of indie horror come together.

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First Photos from The Deep Ones Wash Ashore Lovecraftian Thriller is the Latest Frightfest  From Cult Director Chad Ferrin

First Photos from The Deep Ones Wash Ashore Lovecraftian Thriller is the Latest Frightfest From Cult Director Chad Ferrin

Independent horror filmmaker Chad Ferrin (ParasitesThe Ghouls, Someone’s Knocking at the Door) has debuted the first photos from his eighth film The Deep Ones, a Lovecraftian take on Rosemary’s Baby.  A married couple rents a beachside dream home, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbours and bizarre occurrences. They soon discover they are in the cross hairs of a mysterious cult and their ancient sea god.
The cast of The Deep Ones includes Johann Urb (“Arrow”), Gina La Piana, Robert Miano, Silvia Spross, Jackie Debatin, Nicolas Coster, Rachel Pringle, Jerry Irons, Robert Rhine, Jon Mack, Bulet Rush, Timothy Muskatell, Kelli Maroney (Chopping Mall, Night of the Comet) and Kurt Carley (the Underworld franchise, Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla).
Behind the scenes, Ferrin is joined by producers Gina La Piana, Robert Miano and Jeff Olan, composer Richard Band (Re-Animator, From Beyond), director of photography Jeff Billings, makeup effects artist Jim Ojala (Deadgirl, Strange Nature) with key art by Nenad Gucunja.  The Deep Ones is executive produced by Michael Schefano, Richard Pate, Gerry Karr and Zebadiah DeVane.

H.P. Lovecraft must be smiling down on us,” Ferrin shared, “as this has been the most blessed film experience of my 25 years of doing what I love. And I thank the cast and crew from the bottom of my heart for going above and beyond all expectations.”

After suffering an untimely loss, Alex (La Piana) and her husband Petri (Urb) visit California for a much-needed break from reality. At an unassuming rental, they meet the mysterious Russell Marsh (Miano). Marsh introduces them to the oddly enthusiastic locals, fixes them a lavish meal and invites them out on his luxury boat.  Little do they know that beneath Mr. Marsh’s thin veneer of avuncular charm lurks a dark devotion to an archaic evil. A wickedly warped twist on the classic Cthulhu mythos, The Deep Ones is what it looks like when Rosemary’s Baby undergoes the Innsmouth Transformation.
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M.O.M. (MOTHERS OF MONSTERS) Unveils True to Life Nightmare March 13th

M.O.M. (MOTHERS OF MONSTERS) Unveils True to Life Nightmare March 13th

M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters) takes an unflinching look at the making of murderers in the mesmerizing found footage thriller starring Melinda Page Hamilton and Bailey Edwards.

Indie Rights has announced the theatrical world premiere and Digital HD rollout of Tucia Lyman’s hard-hitting M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters).
Melinda Page Hamilton (Netflix’s “Messiah“, “How to Get Away with Murder“) headlines as a troubled single mother who fears that her teenage son, played by Bailey Edwards in a star-making debut, is a duplicitous psychopath.  Desperate to know if her son is capable of murder, she begins recording him at home on a network of spy cameras.
A distraught mother (Hamilton) suspects her teenage son (Edwards) is plotting a school shooting, but when he slips through the cracks of the system, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. After installing an elaborate spy camera system in their home, Abbey captures a series of disturbing videos that confirm her worst fears.
Torn between a mother’s unconditional love and a mother’s acute intuition, Abbey caters her videos to all the other “mothers of monsters” online. Abbey’s plan backfires when Jacob uses a dark family secret against her, launching both mother and son on a terrifying, and ultimately deadly, game of cat and mouse.
Of the film’s genesis and release, Lyman said, “I’ve always been intrigued by real-life horror films that use the dysfunctions of society as a vessel to explore the truth. M.O.M. is a work of narrative fiction, but much of the behavior, scenarios, and dialogue were borrowed from the journals and publications of real-life school shooters and their parents. It is a very confronting film, much like the subject matter itself, and I hope it will contribute to the national debate surrounding mental health stigma and gun violence in America.”
M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters) will open in Los Angeles for a weeklong run at the Arena Cinelounge on Friday the 13th of March, before the film premieres on Cable and Digital VOD.

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Horror comedy novel MY BFF SATAN by Kyle Rader available now on Kindle and Paperback

Horror comedy novel MY BFF SATAN by Kyle Rader available now on Kindle and Paperback

Horror comedy, MY BFF SATAN by Kyle Rader is availble now on Kindle and Paperback

Something is wrong in Hell.

A mysterious ritual gone awry has bound Satan to the soul of the very ordinary and very confused Mikaela, latching onto her on the day she was born.

The Devil and Mikaela are not the best of friends, he being a fallen angel consumed by never dying flames, her being an awkward lesbian dominatrix unable to maintain a relationship.

His powers greatly diminished and unable to return home, Satan and Mikaela settle into a ceasefire as they try to maintain the semblance of a “normal” life while investigating the magic spell that binds them together.After a chance encounter with a dark sorcerer reveals a possible counter-spell that will separate them and with their future in the balance and a conspiracy of rather irritated demon-bureaucrats and ancient sorcery closing in on them, the unlikely duo must decide to work together to prevent the total destruction of the entire universe.

The book is available to buy on Amazon here:

About Kyle Rader

Kyle Rader is Superman with a gun.

He’s also a writer of all things big and small. Author of 3 novels and over twenty short stories(and counting), most days he trudges along through the monotony of daily life waiting for when he gets to have time to sit down and write. Last he checked, he lives in New England and enjoys playing guitar poorly, yelling at his television, and annoying his long suffering wife and newborn son who is way too awesome to be hanging around with him.

If you like what you read, want to discuss living the Beard lifestyle, the writing life, or ask him if Batman could beat Superman (Nope), head over to the Contacts page and drop him a line.

Check out some of his published Short Stories in the Short Stories Page.
Check out his Author Page on Amazon
Find the author on his website

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HIGH OCTANE PICTURES releasing ALPHA TEST on DVD and Demand March 10th

HIGH OCTANE PICTURES releasing ALPHA TEST on DVD and Demand March 10th

HIGH OCTANE PICTURES will release the new horror film THE ALPHA TEST, written and directed by Aaron Mirtes (Clowntergiest, American Hunt) On DVD and Digital March 10, 2020.

Ex Machine meets A.I : Artificial Intelligence in THE ALPHA TEST, from writer/director Aaron Mirtes (Clowntergeist), premieres on DVD/Digital this March.

A suburban family drives their new gadget, The Alpha Home Assistant, to a killing rampage after mistreating and abusing it, leading to a full A.I. uprising.

Starring Rae Hunt as Alpha, with Wynn Reichert, Brad Belemjian, and Mack Bayda.

THE ALPHA TEST will be available 3/10 from High Octane Pictures.

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From the director of TSUNAMBEE – Official trailer released for JURASSIC THUNDER coming this March!

From the director of TSUNAMBEE – Official trailer released for JURASSIC THUNDER coming this March!

When a covert desert base is forced to divert World War III against a formidable adversary, a group of commandos and weaponized dinosaurs are hired to get the job done.

Heath C. Heine, Rick Haak, Jon Cotton star in a film by Milko Davis and Thomas Martwick.

From the director of Tsunambee comes Jurassic Thunder, Available on DVD and Digital March 10, 2020 from High Octane Pictures.

Ultimate Hunter, Ultimate Weapon

 

 

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Horror anthology ‘Karma and Other Stories: Collection IV’ from horror author P.J. Blakey-Novis available now on Audible and iTunes.

Horror anthology ‘Karma and Other Stories: Collection IV’ from horror author P.J. Blakey-Novis available now on Audible and iTunes.

Horror anthology ‘Karma and Other Stories: Collection IV’ from horror author P.J. Blakey-Novis available now on Audible and iTunes.

Karma and Other Stories is the fourth anthology book in the series from horror author P.J. Blakey-Novis and now the latest book to be released on audible from Red Cape Publishing.

Karma and Other Stories is a collection of six terrifying stories, with tales of vengeance, the occult, a deadly competition, a weekend trip which turns violent, witchcraft, and things which go bump in the night. These short stories pack a punch, with an ending that will haunt your dreams.

P.J. Blakey-Novis is a British writer living on the south coast of England. He is the author of four collections of short horror stories, a horror novella, two psychological thriller novels, and a children’s book. P.J. has also had stories included in a number of anthologies.

Karma and Other Stories: Collection IV is available on audible in the UK and US here:

Audible UK

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Karma-and-Other-Stories-Audiobook/B084KN1XSW

Audible US

https://www.audible.com/pd/Karma-and-Other-Stories-Audiobook/B084KXRRGV

Karma and other books from author P.J. Blakey-Novis are also available on eBook and Paperback here:

You can find out more about P.J. Blakey-Novis and other releases from Red Cape Publishing on the website https://redcapepublishing.com/

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Journey into THE MOTHMAN LEGACY from Small Town Monsters with new Trailer and Artwork

Journey into THE MOTHMAN LEGACY from Small Town Monsters with new Trailer and Artwork

Small Town Monsters have released the first trailer for The Mothman Legacy, the latest from cryptid documentarian Seth Breedlove.  The new trailer gives audiences a glimpse into some of the dark, haunting landscapes captured around West Virginia, along with sound clips from witnesses interviewed for the new film.  The trailer is accompanied by a new one-sheet from acclaimed artist, Christopher Shy (Mandy, Godzilla: King of the Monsters) which gives a haunting look at the titular creature.

The final chapter in Breedlove’s Mothman trilogy, The Mothman Legacy will tell the story of dozens of sightings of a folk legend of dubious origin, who allegedly continues to be seen throughout the area today.  With a dozen eyewitness interviews, the film promises to offer some of the most intense and terrifying encounters ever recorded.

Many believe the Mothman to be a 1960’s phenomenon, an omen only appearing before tragedy, and disappearing after a flap of sightings and the subsequent Silver Bridge collapse in 1967.  But what if there’s more?  What if the origins of this omen trace back much further and go much deeper than anyone realized?  And what if…the sightings never ended?

The Mothman Legacy is directed by Seth Breedlove and produced by Adrienne BreedloveLyle Blackburn returns to narrate with cinematography by Zac Palmisano and an original score by Brandon Dalo.  The Mothman Legacy is being funded through a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter which launched Thursday, February 6th.  Rewards include copies of the film on DVD and Blu-Ray, posters, t-shirts and more.

Small Town Monsters made waves in 2017 with their documentary The Mothman of Point Pleasant, followed by 2019’s Terror in the Skies.  The Mothman trilogy will conclude with the release of The Mothman Legacy, set to premiere in Fall 2020.

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New Trailer & Poster released for DEAD SOUND featuring the stars of THE WALKING DEAD, TERMINATOR DARK FATE and STRANGER THINGS

New Trailer & Poster released for DEAD SOUND featuring the stars of THE WALKING DEAD, TERMINATOR DARK FATE and STRANGER THINGS

Inspired by true events, this March you can SCREAM ALL YOU WANT!

Genre icon Jeff Kober (The Walking Dead, Buffy), Terminator : Dark Fate’s Brett Azar and Stranger ThingsMatty Cardarople star in the terrifying Dead Sound, premiering on DVD and Digital this March from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Four best friends from boarding school decide to attend a massive blow-out High School graduation party on Block Island. After missing the last ferry they decide to hire a fishing boat to take them on what should be a simple journey. What they get is the trip from hell, with a captain and his first mate that have no intention of taking the kids to Block Island, putting them into a fight to survive and to simply make it back to land… any land.

Caroline Day, Ashley Austin Morris, John Behlmann, Eric Tabach, Matthew Gumley, Noah Gaynor and Sophie Faulkenberry co-star.

From director Tony Glazer, and writers Jon Adler and Ted Weihman.

Dead Sound is released March 3rd.

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