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First trailer and clip released for the new AirBNB horror “A Perfect Host”

First trailer and clip released for the new AirBNB horror “A Perfect Host”

From Three Hair Production and One Chameleon Entertainment comes A Perfect Host releasing February 4 on DVD and Digital by Uncork’d Entertainment.

 

In director Chad Werner’s film, a group of friends rent an isolated lake house owned by a fitness obsessed man with mysterious intentions.

Four friends rent an isolated lake house for a weekend getaway. While the dramas of the friends’ relationships unfold, they are continually interrupted by the home’s owner: a health-obsessed bodybuilder named Tad. Throughout the group’s short stay, Tad’s seemingly affable gestures take an eerie and sinister twist, turning their dream vacation into a nightmare. Mystery entangles this tale that questions the blind acceptance of modern-day practices.

Kasey Givens, Emily Hiott, and Brady Burleson Johnson star in a Chad Werner film. Produced by Grace Potter, Jon Michael Simpson and Chad Werner.

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Emerald Wolf Studios Debuts First Trailer and Poster Art for Death Trap

Emerald Wolf Studios Debuts First Trailer and Poster Art for Death Trap

Emerald Wolf Studios has released the first trailer and poster from director Deandra Spinner’s Death Trap.  Spinner’s directorial debut takes place on Halloween 1999, when six friends crash their car and cross paths with sadistic Baptist zealots.
Spinner, alongside producers Christopher Smith and Darien Moultrie, enlisted the talents of actors Bruce Klefstad, Emma Butler, Laith Wallschleger, Mercedes Gutierrez, Nicholas Denmon, Dafni Sufra and Troy Brookins.
Death Trap follows the story of six friends on Halloween 1999 in what promises to be a night of mischief and debauchery.  The night quickly turns sour when a deadly combination of Florida wildlife, inclement tropical weather and a youthful assumption of invincibility set the stage for an accident that leaves the group stranded in the dark interior of the night.  Quick-tempered Jake disappears into the dark. Derek and Jamal search for their furious friend while the girls stay behind. Eventually, the girls’ patience wears thin and they set out to seek help on their own. They will all soon discover that alligators are not the only predators living in the Sunshine State.

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House of Tortured Souls Exclusive – New Poster released for Michael S. Rodriguez’s Lake of Shadows: the Legend of Avocado Lake

House of Tortured Souls Exclusive – New Poster released for Michael S. Rodriguez’s Lake of Shadows: the Legend of Avocado Lake

New poster for Michael S. Rodriguez’s (Last American Horror Show Part 1) Lake of Shadows: the Legend of Avocado Lake. Shadows follows three aspiring journalism majors as they seek to uncover the mystery about the infamous lake and the dozens of deaths surrounding it. Soon they find themselves in the water, led by two guides for hire with other plans in mind. As terror rises about the water death lurks below and soon the entire party will come face to face with the truth beneath avocado lake.

Lake of Shadows is based on an actual lake where many deaths have occurred. There are several stories, theories and urban legends as to why? I found that intriguing and decided to take on the project when the concept was pitched to me by Tino Zamora who is credited for original story and is our executive producer. I thought to myself why not hear the real stories of myth and tragedy then interweave a magnificent horror story in the second act. So the challenge will be to place you I this world of reality, then unknowingly change gears with intentions to scare the shit out of you! I do see it as a challenge, but I have grown as a director over the last few years and possess the knowledge and confidence to pull it off,” said Rodriguez.

Lake of Shadows- Lake of Shadows boasts a range of up and coming actors as well as veterans well known on the horror scene. Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) Robert LaSardo (The Mule), Dawna Lee Heising (Finding Purpose), Debra Lamb (Tales from the Campire: Part 2), Sheri Davis (Jaws of Los Angeles), Jared Michael Delgado (300 Rise of an Empire) Michael Wainwright (LAMB FEED), Tina Johnson (Death house) and Dawn Wildsmith (Surf Nazis Must Die) round the cast. Rose has previously worked with Rodriguez and MSR STUDIOS on a segment for his horror anthology titled Love Starved. Tino Zamora and Lupe Lopez are co-executive producers with Zamora also acting in the film.

Felissa Rose on working with Rodriguez and MSR STUDIOS-

There’s nothing better than working with people you truly love and share the same passion with! To reunite with this group ignites that excitement and creativity that an artist yearns for! I’m truly thrilled and I know it will be fierce.” – Felissa Rose

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10 feature films you should be watching at Horror-on-Sea 2020

Horror-on-Sea will be returning to Southend once again in 2020 with its biggest blood-soaked line up of independent film as they celebrate their 8th Year. It remains one of the UK’s biggest independent film festivals and was originally formed to promote independent horror films, which are not normally given an opportunity to be played on the big screen.

Hosted at The Park Inn Palace Hotel (Southend-on-Sea) the festival will be running over two weekends from Friday 10th January to Sunday 12th January and Friday 17th January to Sunday 19th January. Screening over 36 Features and 62 shorts, with many of these being introduced by the filmmakers themselves.

Here is my list of 10 feature films you should be watching at Horror-on-Sea 2020

Nefarious – Friday 10th January 20:00

Director: Richard Rowntree

Writers: Matthew Davies, Richard Rowntree

Starring: Aaron Thomas Ward, Richard Rowntree, Jon Vangdal Aamaas, Tony Sands, Nadia Lamin

Darren (Buck Braithwaite), Lou (Nadia Lamin), and Jo (Abbey Gillett) are barely living each day unable to escape the fringes of poverty, and with a mounting debt owed to the local criminal organization, they live each day in fear of retribution. On the other side of town, the already wealthy Marcus and his disabled brother Clive receive a windfall in the form of a winning lottery scratch card. The two very different worlds collide with disastrous results when an attempted burglary goes wrong. The would-be criminals get more than they bargained for and will be tested to their limits in a desperate attempt to survive a predator of monstrous proportions.

Nefarious is the second feature film from co-writer and director Richard Rowntree, who follows up his folk horror Dogged with a unique take on the home invasion sub-genre. Having already won several awards on the festival favourite, this highly original, intelligent and thought-provoking horror has already become a favourite amongst the horror fans.

She Never Died – Saturday 11th January 17:30

Director: Audrey Cummings

Writers: Jason Krawczyk

Starring: Olunike Adeliyi, Peter MacNeill, Kiana Madeira, Michelle Nolden, Noah Dalton Danby

Lacey (Olunike Adeliyi), a socially detached loner is cursed with immortality and a never-ending tedium of existence. In her attempts to keep her compulsions in check, she seeks out the darkest souls humanity has to offer. Lacey must now face her own inner demons while simultaneously finding her next meal. 

I was impressed with Audrey Cummings previous sci-fi horror Darken (2017) which played at Horror-on-Sea in 2018, so my expectations were high when I heard she was directing a standalone sequel to the underrated cult horror He Never Died. Delivering a with a more fulfilling story than its predecessor and an emotive powerhouse performance from Olunike Adeliyi, She Never Died is one of the rare occasions where a sequel surpasses the original.

Exit (World Premiere) – Saturday 11th January 20:00

Director: Michael Fausti

Writers: Mathew Bayliss

Starring: Tony Denham, Michael Fausti, Billy James Machin, Leonarda Sahani, Robert Alexander

A seemingly innocent double-booking forces two couples from different backgrounds to share a London apartment for the evening. A night of drink, drugs, sex and new experiences follows. However, as morning comes, events take a sinister turn. Everything has a price and not all debts are paid for with money. What would you do to survive? Leaving; it’s harder that you think.

Michael Fausti has already proven himself as a director to watch out for with his critically acclaimed shorts The Ingress Tapes and Dead Celebrities, so naturally expectations are already high for his Brexit inspired feature debut Exit. Despite giving very little away very few details leading up to the premiere, there has been a growing interest for the film and I believe it could be one of the unexpected hits of the festival.

Day of the Stranger (World Premiere) – Saturday 11th January 22:30

Director: Thomas Lee Rutter

Writers: Thomas Lee Rutter, Mark Twain (based on the original short story by)

Starring: Gary Shail, Gary Baxter, Shelley Krasnowski, James Taylor, Richard Rowbotham

Caine Farrowood (Dale Sheppard) is a bounty hunter who works under the control of ruthless kingpin Loomweather (Gary Shail). One day a bounty retrieval goes awry, and Caine is left for dead. Just when he thinks his life is over, he mysteriously awakens back home to the comforts of his wife Christina (Maryam Forouhandeh). Baffled and confused by how he got home Caine insists on finding answers, but before long he is enlisted in the retrieval of another bounty. This one is huge and may cost Caine not his life, but his sanity when he finds himself pitted against somebody who may very well be the fallen angel himself.

A film which has been plagued by problems and 6 years in the making Day of the Stranger can be described as both a labour of love and film making nightmare. However as this is already credited as the UK’s first ever Guerrilla Acid Western, this a must see for fans of independent cinema and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.

I Scream on the Beach! (World Premiere) – Sunday 12th January 20:00

Director: Alexander Churchyard, Michael Holiday

Writers: Alexander Churchyard, Max Davenport (original story), Michael Holiday

Starring: Hannah Paterson, Dani Thompson, Reis Daniel, Jamie Evans, Lloyd Kaufmanm

In the small seaside town of Mellow Coast, Emily (Hannah Paterson) is trying to discover what has happened to her father, but as she searches for answers her friends start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown killer.

Following the release of the trailer I Scream on the Beach! has continued to gain interest amongst the horror community, with tickets for the premiere almost sold out before the festival begins. A self-aware nostalgic tribute to some of straight to home video horrors of the 80’s, I Scream on the Beach! incorporates a mixture of bloody horror and brilliant humour. And based on the early feedback from critics it is is already shaping up to be a cult classic in the making.

The Psychics – Friday 17th January 12:30

Director: Tomas Sem Løkke-Sørensen

Writers: Tomas Sem Løkke-Sørensen

Starring: Lovas, Frank Thomas Holen Andersen, Oddrun Valestrand, Hannah Karine Giske, Jennie Sofie Lie Pickl

A documentary film maker has to fight against evil forces when she starts to investigate a criminal mystery as a part of her movie project.

I can understand why people may get sceptical when it comes to another found footage film, with the ongoing trend in recent years following the success of Paranormal Activity. Whilst many follow a familiar formula  with the sub genre seen as a cheap way to make a film, The Psychics is one which breaks the mould. Norway’s second found footage horror (the first one being The Troll Hunter) is a paranormal mystery-thriller which has been shot as a documentary. Building the tension around a brilliant script, engaging performances and some original twists this is easily one of the most original and entertaining found footage films I have seen in a long time.

UK Haunters – Friday 17th January 20:00

Director: Dan Brownlie

UK Haunters is the first feature length documentary to cover the Uk haunt and scare attraction scene.

Already proven to be a hit on the festival circuit UK Haunters is a unique vlog style documentary that takes a look behind the scenes of the scare attractions and looks to uncover some of the tricks of the trade. Inspired by the found footage genre the documentary the film takes on it own as a unique visual style, and in the end begins to replicate the industry it was initially looking to uncover.


Bite Night (World Premiere) – Saturday 18th January 17:30

Director: Maria Lee Metheringham

Writer: Maria Lee Metheringham, Will Metheringham

Starring: Dani Thompson, Maria Lee Metheringham, Mj Dixon, Rachel Brownstein, Marcella Edgecombe-Craig

‘Haunted Honeymoon’ meets ‘My Best Friend is a Vampire’ meets ‘Clue’. When three beautiful ladies manage to grab the attention of a group of punks with their enchanting voices. They become the lucky guests or rather victims of the house of Valice. However, the tables turn quite suddenly when the ladies realize they are in fact the unfortunate victims of the madness which they themselves created.

The multifaceted Maria Metheringham returns to Horror-on-Sea, with her latest film Bite Night. A 90’s style mystery thriller which looks very different to her previous film, the 80’s slashers Pumpkins. Not taking itself too seriously, Bite Night looks to put the fun back into the horror genre and from what we have seen so far it looks like it could succeed.

PandaMonium (World Premiere) – Saturday 18th January 20:00

Director: Mj Dixon

Writer: Mj Dixon

Starring: David Hon Ma Chu, Oriana Charles, Dani Thompson, Will Jones, James Hamer-Morton

The guys on Level 6 like to work hard and party harder, and 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 PandaHeaded Serial Killer as they fight to survive the office party from hell. The 9th feature from Mycho Entertainment Group and prequel to SLASHER HOUSE 2 and its infamous Panda-headed Killer.

Writer-director M J Dixon and Producer Anna Dixon have become regular fixtures at Horror-on-Sea and have become a cult favourites with horror fans thanks to their unique visual style and interconnecting stories in the MychoVerse. PandaMonium is their 9th Feature and once again delivers something different to the series. Whilst the film remains rooted in the slasher genre, it also delivers consistently throughout with some brilliant laugh out loid comedy which you wouldn’t normally expect to see. Mycho fans however will not be disappointed as it still delivers with the kills that you would expect, but once the screaming starts on the screen, so will the laughter in the aisles.


The Barge People – Sunday 19th January 20:00

Director: Charlie Steeds

Writer: Christopher Lombard

Starring: Kate Davies-Speak, Mark McKirdy, Makenna Guyler, Natalie Martins, Matt Swales

Set on the canals amid the glorious British countryside, two sisters and their boyfriends head off for a relaxing weekend away on a barge, unaware of the flesh-eating fish mutants lurking in the water, ready and waiting to feed.

Another film which has proven to be a festival favourite on the festival circuit and already gained a cult following is  The Barge People which will be playing on the final day of the festival.  An bloody old school horror which director Charlie Steeds has described as a “Deformed fishy mutant mayhem on the canal, in a retro B-movie throwback to the days where the best horror was found in tattered VHS boxes on the dusty top shelves of video rental shops”. It is not one for the squeamish, but definitely one for the horror fans.

You can find the full festival listing the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival and purchase tickets for the event here

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Gravitas Ventures acquires “Nefarious” for worldwide distribution following award winning festival run

Gravitas Ventures acquires “Nefarious” for worldwide distribution following award winning festival run

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired worldwide rights to the multi-award winning Nefarious from Ash Mountain Films via sales agent Cyfuno Ventures. The film will be released on 17 March, 2020.

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 cowrote with Matthew Davies (Dogged).

The independent film has been collecting high praise and multiple awards at festivals in both the US and the UK, including three for best horror feature. 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”.

Ash Mountain Films said of the deal “We’re very excited to be partnering with Gravitas on the release of our second feature film in the horror genre, and hope that it serves horror fans and beyond with a thrilling experience.”

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, is a leading all rights distributor of independent feature films and documentaries. Founded in 2006, Gravitas connects independent filmmakers and producers with distribution opportunities across the globe. Working with talented directors and producers, Gravitas Ventures has distributed thousands of films into over a hundred million homes in North America – over one billion homes worldwide.
For more information, visit the website gravitasventures.com and follow on the social media platforms Twitter / Instagram

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Date for World Premiere of Harrison Smiths ‘The Special’ at San Francisco Indie Fest announced

Date for World Premiere of Harrison Smiths ‘The Special’ at San Francisco Indie Fest announced

Harrison Smith’s new body horror ‘The Special’ to get exclusive World Premiere at SF Indie Fest

It was recently announced that the highly anticipated body horror The Special will have an exclusive World Premiere San Francisco Indie Fest. Today we are now pleased to bring you the news that the date has now been confirmed.

The Special will be playing at the San Francisco Indie Festival on the following dates:

Friday January 31st @ 7:15pm and Monday February 3rd 9:15pm

at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.

The Special is the latest film from director Harrison Smith (Death House, Camp Dread), which has continued to gain interest due to its controversial themes dealing with addiction, obsession and a very Special box.

When Jerry Harford who discovers what he believes to be his wife having an affair, his best friend urges him to fight fire with fire, with horrific results. Harford begins a nightmarish trip down a surreal rabbit hole that gives Fatal Attraction a dark spin.

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The script has been adapted by Mark Steensland and James Newman from their novella of the same name and serves as a stark warning to the unfaithful.

The film stars; Davy Raphaely (Camp Dread, Zombie Killers), Sarah French (Death House, Rootwood) and David Sheridan of Scary Movie” fame.

The film also includes special cameos from Howard Stern’s Richard Christy, pro wrestler Chris Jericho and singer, musician Howard Jones

You can keep up to date with new for the film by following director Harrison Smith on Twitter and The Special on Facebook

 

 

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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, AMERICAN HORROR STORY stars team up for zombie film HELL OF THE SCREAMING DEAD

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, AMERICAN HORROR STORY stars team up for zombie film HELL OF THE SCREAMING DEAD

Mike Ferguson (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) and Jasper Cole (“American Horror Story”) have been cast in Dustin Ferguson’s Hell of the Screaming Undead.

Filming March 2020, the film tells of two ex-jailbirds who fight back against a zombie apocalypse.

It’s the Summer of 1988 and a powerful, unknown virus from New Guinea hits the streets of Los Angeles, turning everyday citizens into flesh hungry, screaming corpses! A tough-as-nails ex-Con “Buzz” (Mike Ferguson) and his former cellmate Earl (Jasper Cole) escape the city and take refuge deep in the Angeles National Forest, along with two female captives. With the threat of impending doom upon them it isn’t long before tensions rise and there’s a violent showdown between not only an army of the Undead, but each other as well!

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From the producer of Hatchet II and Frozen, BLOOD BOUND – Coming January 2020

From the producer of Hatchet II and Frozen, BLOOD BOUND – Coming January 2020

Jason R.Miller, producer of Hatchet II and Frozen, spikes the goosebumps this January.

In the tradition of Nightcrawler and Se7enBlood Hound premieres on DVD and Digital January 7 from High Octane Pictures.

Private investigator Abel Walker along with his cameraman, Jim, are on the hunt for a missing woman. As they unravel the mystery of her disappearance, they become caught in a sick and violent game that will end in murder.

From writer/director Jason R.Miller, and starring Ed Ackerman (Frozen, 17 Again), David Foy (Hatchet II) , Miles Dougal (Director’s Cut, Detroit Rock City), Jess Allen (Broken Glass), and Silvia Moore (Lords of Salem, Chillerama).

Blood Hound premieres on DVD and Digital January 7 from High Octane Pictures.

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Second new clip for the high-voltage creature-feature CRYPSIS coming this December 17th

Second new clip for the high-voltage creature-feature CRYPSIS coming this December 17th

A camping trip goes horribly wrong in writer/director Paul Anthony Rogers‘ unnerving Crypsis, available On Demand and on DVD December 17 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

A group of friends make a bet to survive on an island. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious old creature begins hunting them throughout the night. What began as an innocent bet quickly turns into a fight for survival. As night falls, this becomes a fight to the death that no one had anticipated.

Rogers co-stars alongside Michael ArmataAnthony HoangJordan Mitchell-Love and Eddie Nason in a pulse-racing profusion of Stranger Things and Predator.

Crypsis Clip 2 – CAVE

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New trailer released for the new miniseries from Small Town Monsters who look to the stars in “On the Trail of UFOs”

New trailer released for the new miniseries from Small Town Monsters who look to the stars in “On the Trail of UFOs”

Small Town Monsters Looks To the Stars in New Miniseries “On the Trail of UFOs” and debuts First Trailer.  Series is Set to Explore America’s Complicated Relationship with UFOs with Episodes to Make First Contact Next Year

Small Town Monsters has released the first look at their new miniseries On the Trail of UFOs. The latest production from Small Town Media founder and director Seth Breedlove, “On the Trail of UFOs” takes an in-depth look at the current state of unidentified flying objects, and America’s constantly-evolving relationship with the subject. With unidentified flying objects being written and talked about in major news outlets and behind closed doors in Washington D.C., Breedlove and series host Shannon Legro set out to document what is by far the most tumultuous point in the history of “flying saucers”.

Breedlove recently signed a deal with Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs. Kong, The Guest) to begin developing concepts for new projects, with an eye towards production in 2020. Breedlove’s last foray into the episodic documentary arena was with 2019’s On the Trail of Bigfoot, which became an Amazon best-seller and has been viewed over four million times.

The new trailer for “On the Trail of UFOs” includes a look at the wide array of interview subjects and locations.

“On the Trail of UFOs” takes viewers from the gates of Area 51 itself, to the snow-capped White Mountains of New Hampshire. Filming took place across the United States, including New York City, Phoenix, Sedona, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Las Vegas. The team interviewed numerous witnesses and investigators of unknown aerial phenomena, including those who claim to have been abducted and experimented upon by real aliens. No stone was left unturned in putting together what Breedlove believes to be the most comprehensive look at the subject ever filmed.

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Harrison Smith’s new body horror ‘The Special’ to get exclusive World Premiere at SF Indie Fest

Harrison Smith’s new body horror ‘The Special’ to get exclusive World Premiere at SF Indie Fest

Following the recent release of a new trailer and poster, it has now been announced that The Special will starts its festival run as an official selection for SF Indie Fest where it will have its exclusive World Premiere.

The Special is the latest film from director Harrison Smith (Death House, Camp Dread), which has continued to gain interest due to its controversial themes dealing with addiction, obsession and a very Special box.

When Jerry Harford who discovers what he believes to be his wife having an affair, his best friend urges him to fight fire with fire, with horrific results. Harford begins a nightmarish trip down a surreal rabbit hole that gives Fatal Attraction a dark spin.

The script has been adapted by Mark Steensland and James Newman from their novella of the same name and serves as a stark warning to the unfaithful.

The film stars; Davy Raphaely (Camp Dread, Zombie Killers), Sarah French (Death House, Rootwood) and David Sheridan of Scary Movie” fame.

The film also includes special cameos from Howard Stern’s Richard Christy, pro wrestler Chris Jericho and singer, musician Howard Jones

You can keep up to date with new for the film by following director Harrison Smith on Twitter and The Special on Facebook

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Escape the Creature!  New clips released CRYPSIS – A High-voltage creature-feature releases December 17th

Escape the Creature! New clips released CRYPSIS – A High-voltage creature-feature releases December 17th

A camping trip goes horribly wrong in writer/director Paul Anthony Rogers‘ unnerving Crypsis, available On Demand and on DVD December 17 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

A group of friends make a bet to survive on an island. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious old creature begins hunting them throughout the night. What began as an innocent bet quickly turns into a fight for survival. As night falls, this becomes a fight to the death that no one had anticipated.

Rogers co-stars alongside Michael Armata, Anthony Hoang, Jordan Mitchell-Love and Eddie Nason in a pulse-racing profusion of Stranger Things and Predator.

Crypsis Clip 1 – RUN!

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ARROW FILMS SET TO BRING BRITISH DARK COMEDY HORROR HIT A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE TO NORTH AMERICA RELEASING ON iTUNES AND DIGITAL HD JANUARY 13, 2020

ARROW FILMS SET TO BRING BRITISH DARK COMEDY HORROR HIT A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE TO NORTH AMERICA RELEASING ON iTUNES AND DIGITAL HD JANUARY 13, 2020

Arrow Films is thrilled to announce that it will be releasing the critically acclaimed jet-black British comedy feature film A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE in the US and Canada on iTunes and Digital HD on January 13th, 2020.

Described as “Sightseers meets Thelma and Louise” (Deborah Haywood, Pin Cushion), A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is the debut feature film from Writer-Director Staten Cousins Roe, produced by Forward Motion Pictures – a multi award-winning production company run by husband-wife duo Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe, in addition to producers Charity Wakefield and Giles AldersonA SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE was inspired by the duo’s acclaimed short film This Way Out, which screened on HBO and Sundance Channel and received multiple awards.

Following its successful UK premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest 2019 in August, female-led A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is a must-see this January, starring Olivier Award-winning Katie Brayben (Doctor Who, King Charles III, This Way Out), Poppy Roe (This Way Out, Drawn, The Leisure Class), Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Divergent, Me Before You, Malevolent) and Emmy-nominated Sian Clifford (Fleabag, Vanity Fair, Dodgy Dave).

A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE follows Lou Farnt (Katie Brayben): a 30-something, self-help addict who wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. So when strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val (Poppy Roe) suddenly arrives on the scene and invites her on a road trip of alternative therapies, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave, and the perfect person to become. Unfortunately for Lou, Val’s a serial killer!

A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE is guaranteed to satisfy the self-help generation, and the modern human’s blood lust.

Staten Cousins Roe said:

“I started my first feature film ‘A Serial Killer’s Guide’ to Life with a small dedicated team and a tiny budget – we shot at over 30 locations in only two weeks and edited it ourselves at home. At the festival premiere the audience response was immense, and since then it’s gathered brilliant reviews. And now I’m excited to have my funny & violent road trip comedy become available to disturb audiences across the world. I followed the do-it-yourself first film approach of my heroes Christopher Nolan, the Coen brothers and Stanley Kubrick, and have made a truly independent film as my debut feature.”

A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE will be released on iTunes and Digital HD from 13th January 2020.

US: iTunes pre-order link
CAN: iTunes pre-order link

You can find out more about A SERIAL KILLER’S GUIDE TO LIFE on the website and Twitter

ABOUT ARROW FILMS: Arrow Films is a leading independent all-rights entertainment company, established in1991, operating in the UK, Republic of Ireland, U.S.A and Canada. Arrow Films is firmly dedicated to new cinema, developing an enviable slate of critically acclaimed films which will additionally enjoy a lasting lifespan across all of our ancillary channels, brands and labels, including Arrow Video and Arrow Academy. Recent acquisitions include Harpoon, Immortal, The Villainess, Aquarius and Hounds of Love. Additionally, Arrow Films is widely considered to be the global market leader in the Premium Home Entertainment market, fuelled by state-of-the-art in-house film restoration and highly sought-after Blu-ray editions of classic and cult cinema. www.arrowfilms.com

ABOUT FORWARD MOTION PICTURES: Forward Motion Pictures is a multi-award-winning independent production company based near Brighton, England. Run by husband and wife team Staten Cousins Roe and Poppy Roe, their first short film This Way Out was BAFTA-long-listed, played at over 30 Festivals, won 5 international awards and screened on HBO Europe & the Sundance Channel Europe. After producing Staten’s debut feature film, A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life, Forward Motion Pictures’ slate involves development across film and television, including a series adaptation of This Way Out, and Staten’s next horror feature film. www.forwardmotionpictures.com

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Elements of Horror Book One: Earth – Free to download for the Black Friday Weekend

Horror fans can grab themselves a deal that’s worth getting this Black Friday weekend as the horror anthology Elements of Horror Book One – Earth from Red Cape Publishing is now Free to download until the end of Sunday.

Elements of Horror Book One: Earth, is the first in a series of four horror anthologies based on the Elements. Within these pages, you will find a variety of stories from some of the best independent horror writers on the scene today, including P.J. Blakey-Novis, Theresa Jacobs, R.C. Rumple, David F. Gray, Donovan Smith and many more. Fall into sinkholes, brave the tales of witchcraft, grotesque creatures, and demons, and feel the terror of explorations gone wrong.

Elements of Horror Book One:  Earth is also available to buy in paperback.

Elements of Horror Book: Two Air and Elements of Horror Book: Three Fire are now available to buy now in paperback and on ebook.

You can also pre-order Elements of Horror Book Four: Water on ebook for just 99p until the release date on 3rd December

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Anderson Cowan’s dark comedy ‘Groupers’ hits Amazon Prime from GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING and debuts the official trailer

Anderson Cowan’s dark comedy ‘Groupers’ hits Amazon Prime from GLOBAL DIGITAL RELEASING and debuts the official trailer

After a successful limited theatrical run, Groupers is now available exclusively on Amazon Prime. The film has been praised by critics

Ain’t It Cool News stating, “A New School of Groundbreaking Independent Film….I want you to see this movie“.

LA TIMES called it, “An intriguingly radical and gung-ho core concept ” 

MEDIUM hailed it as, “Arguably one of the best dark dramedies of the year”.

The Cinequest Film Festival referred to the film in its 2019 line up as “a rare, highly original, and super-charged dark comedy that will keep you guessing and contemplating the provocative, yet crucial themes at its essence”..

The film centers around two all-American high school jocks Brad and Dylan (Peter Mayer-Klepchick and Cameron Duckett) who are out for a night on the town when they are approached by the beautiful and seductive Meg (Nicole Dambro) at a local bar.  Ready for what they hope will be a night to remember, the guys are subsequently kidnapped, drugged and awaken tied up face to face in an abandoned pool in the middle of nowhere. Absurdity and insanity ensue as we learn that Orin (Jesse Pudles)Meg’s overly flamboyant brother has been the target of Brad and Dylan’s homophobic bullying and that Meg is actually a grad student who plans to perform a psychological and somewhat sadistic experiment on them as part of her thesis, which poses the question, “is homosexuality a choice”.

The film is set to hit a variety of platforms in the coming months including iTunes, Vudu, Tubi TV and many more.

Check out the official trailer here and rent the film on Amazon Prime here:

You can learn more about Global Digital Releasing on the website: http://www.globaldigitalreleasing.com

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FRIDAY THE 13TH, HALLOWEEN, and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD stars team up in first trailer for KILLER THERAPY

FRIDAY THE 13TH, HALLOWEEN, and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD stars team up in first trailer for KILLER THERAPY

The first trailer for Barry Jay’s Killer Therapy has been released.

The follow-up to Jay’s well-received Ashes (released in July), Killer Therapy stars Return of the Living Dead alum Thom Mathews, along with PJ Soles (Halloween), Adrienne King (Friday the 13th), Daeg Faerch (Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Michael Qeliqi, Elizabeth Keener and Ivy George.

Brian is a disturbed child with sociopathic tendencies dealing with a father who doesn’t love him, a mother unconvinced of his violent nature, and a newly adopted sister he believes is there to replace him. After a series of escalating violent incidents, he is bounced around from failed therapist to failed therapist, maturing into a young man still unable to escape his anger issues. When his life eventually falls apart by his own choices, Brian blames his series of failed therapists, embracing his dark nature and taking his revenge on everyone who ever wronged him – one by one, finally understanding that accepting who you are inside can be the best therapy.

Barry Jay, founder of the world-renowned Barry’s Bootcamp, made his directorial debut last year with a script he wrote, Ashes, which was released July 2019 by 1091 Media.

Killer Therapy is coming soon.

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The cult classic returns!  STEVE RAILSBACK in the 10th Anniversary Edition of PLAGUERS – on Blu-ray and DVD!

The cult classic returns! STEVE RAILSBACK in the 10th Anniversary Edition of PLAGUERS – on Blu-ray and DVD!

Brad Sykes’ cult classic PLAGUERS is now available for the first-time on Blu-ray and DVD from Wild Eye Releasing.

The 10th Anniversary edition includes audio commentary and an unseen Q+A with cast and crew.

When an alien contagion is released aboard a spaceship transforming its victims into demonic flesh-eaters, the crew must either destroy the infected or join them. Steve Railsback stars.

The title is also available on digital.

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Watch the trailer for Nick Cassavetes – Red Handed which stars Michael Biehn and Michael Madsen

Watch the trailer for Nick Cassavetes – Red Handed which stars Michael Biehn and Michael Madsen

This December, don’t get caught Red Handed.

Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens) leads an electric cast in an unnerving new thriller from writer-director Frank Peluso and producer Nick Cassavetes.

When their father is murdered, three brothers descend upon an Oregon mountain river to spread his ashes. After they arrive, one of their children goes missing. One of the brothers was himself abducted 30 years ago when they visited this same river, but he has blocked the incident out of his mind. Only by unlocking the mysteries inside his subconscious, will they be able find the child and return him to safety.

Produced by Nick Cassavetes and Aaron Steele-NicholsonRed Handed premiered at SPIFFest in Los Angeles last month.

Christian Madsen, Owen Burke, Ryan Carnes, Kenzie Dalton and Michael Madsen co-star in the suspense-ride of the year, on DVD and Digital December 3 from High Octane Pictures.

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TERROR FILMS team up with Dutch Streaming Channel HORRIFY

TERROR FILMS team up with Dutch Streaming Channel HORRIFY

U.S. based genre distributor TERROR FILMS has closed a multi-picture content deal with Dutch Streaming service HORRIFY. The terms, which were negotiated at American Film Market between Terror Films President of Worldwide Distribution, Joe Dain and Horrify Director of Content and Programming, Lemke Roos will include 20 films such as the highly successful “Hell House LLC” franchise, the politically charged “Savageland”, Australian horror film, “Inner Demon” and the critically acclaimed ride-share thriller, “End Trip” – among others.

“This new partnership in one more step in expanding our digital footprint on a global scale. As we increasingly see less and less opportunity to secure sales for indie horror films in the more traditional foreign markets, these direct platform relationships help us diversify without the need for a 3rd party distributor”, stated Terror Films President Joe Dain.

Horrify, which launched October 30th, 2018 has since become an instant success and is the largest horror-only steaming SVOD service in the Netherlands with currently over 350 different movies, series and original productions to choose from.

The films are set to premiere on the streaming service in 2020.

To learn more about Terror Films visit www.terrorfilms.net

To learn more about Horrify visit https://horrify.nl

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An Urban Legend returns in new trailer for PICKAXE starring A. Michael Baldwin, Tiffany Shepis

An Urban Legend returns in new trailer for PICKAXE starring A. Michael Baldwin, Tiffany Shepis

Horror icons A. Michael Baldwin (Phantasm) and Tiffany Shepis (Strange Nature) star in director Jeremy Sumrall’s wickedly bloody ode to ’80s horror, Pickaxe.

 

The survivors of a series of brutal killings in a small town are forced to face a killer once again when a ritual resurrects him from the grave.

 

Pickaxe is available on digital now from Wild Eye Releasing.

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