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Controversial Movie The Hunt Sets New Release Date for Theaters

Controversial Movie The Hunt Sets New Release Date for Theaters

The most controversial film of 2019 was one that nobody actually got to see. The Hunt, Starring Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Hillary Swank, and more is a satirical Action Horror-Thriller film about a group of “Elites” that hunt a group of captured humans called “Deplorables” for sport. The film was pulled last year by Universal in the wake of two separate mass shootings that were only a day apart in August of 2019.
At first the studio was going to set a new date and pull all the footage that had been released. They did but decided to announce they would not be releasing the film at all after a lot of public backlash even from the President of the United States saying  “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order … to inflame and cause chaos.”
The film’s Director Craig Zobal said after the film was cancelled Our ambition was to poke at both sides of the aisle equally. We seek to entertain and unify, not enrage and divide. It is up to the viewers to decide what their takeaway will be.”(Source: Variety) While I feel they did the right thing to postpone the film, I thought it was a little silly to pull it completely. That being said, we are currently living in an age of a dedicated “cancel culture” and while it was certainly mainly out of respect, the studio may have been wise to protect their image. 
This is all changing, however, as the film is now set for a new theatrical release on March 13th 2020,(Source: The Hollywood Reporter) and we even got a new trailer that shows the film as being played off as more of a conspiracy type movie with less obvious explanations, and multiple possibilities of what is actually going on.
I remember getting very excited by the original trailer aside from thinking they showed the whole film basically, but in this new trailer we learn that is not the case and there are plenty of fresh plot points, and some mystery to this story. Now I am even more excited. Respect to Universal for waiting for the right time, and hopefully the previous backlash hasn’t tarnished the film enough to affect numbers and people actually check this out before sticking by an early opinion or protesting based on little footage. Let us know what you think of Universal’s decision to release this film in the comments and check out the trailer below!

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Kickstarter Campaign for Slasher House 3 from Mycho Entertainment is now live

Kickstarter Campaign for Slasher House 3 from Mycho Entertainment is now live

Mycho Entertainment recently announced that  2019 marks 15 years for the company.

To day they have announced that a kickster for the final chapter in the trilogy is now live.

Over the Last 3 years they have been building the ultimate assortment of SLASHER Villains to battle it out in the Grand Finale of the Slasher House SAGA!! and NOW all will be revealed in a new Action/Horror Hybrid with 25 KILLERS!!

Mycho Entertainment have continued to evolve as filmmakers and now they are looking to take the action to another level, but they cannot do it without your help.

Click on the link below to see how you can be involved in the kickstarter campaign and help be a part of the future of horror and pick up some amazing perks.

Slasher House 3 Kickstarter

 

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First look at the Trailer and Poster for the Rene Perez retro action-horror movie “CABAL”

First look at the Trailer and Poster for the Rene Perez retro action-horror movie “CABAL”

Writer-director Rene Perez has continued to prove himself to be an independent filmmaker to watch, with actions such as Death Kiss and the horror film series Playing with Dolls proving popular amongst genre fans.

With ‘Cabal’ an old school retro action-horror is the latest film written and directed by Rene Perez in post-production, we take a first look at the new poster and trailer for the film.

The film stars Martial Arts Master John Ozuna (double Guinness Book of World Record holder for martial arts) with Eva Hamilton (Death Kiss), Joseph Camilleri and Tony Jackson.

Music by The Darkest Machines 

Producers Joseph Camilleri and Melody Vaughan

Writer – Director – Cinematographer – Editor: Rene Perez

You can keep up to date with news regarding Cabal by following on The Darkest Machines on Facebook

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Action-Horror ‘High Moon’ Howls to DVD July 2nd

Action-Horror ‘High Moon’ Howls to DVD July 2nd

Chad Michael Collins and Sean Patrick Flanery Take on Werewolf Bikers in Genre-Bending Horror Film!

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Sharpen the axes and load the silver bullets for HIGH MOON round 2! Things are about to get messy (again) when a cowboy gunslinger awakens in the modern-day, just in time to take down a gang of vicious werewolf bikers – this time on DVD after a successful run on VOD/Digital earlier this spring!

Written and directed by Josh Ridgway (Lionsgate’s THE SECTOR), the film stars Chad Michael Collins (Sony’s SNIPER military action franchise, CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2019) alongside co-stars Sean Patrick Flanery (SAW 3D, BOONDOCK SAINTS), Chelsea Edmundson (DAYLIGHT’S END, THUNDER ROAD), and Matthew Tompkins (SICARIO). HIGH MOON is “BLADE from the old west,” inspired by the classic ‘80s / ‘90s camp creature features from John Carpenter and Fred Dekker. 

 

Colt (Chad Michael Collins)—a gunslinging werewolf slayer from the old west—mysteriously rises from the grave, only to find that the band of werewolves that brutally murdered his wife are still running rampant generations later. Aided by a beautiful widow (Chelsea Edmundson), a skeptical town sheriff (Matthew Thompkins) and a corrupt Mayor (Sean Patrick Flanery), Colt must face off with the bloodthirsty creatures once again to save a sleepy southern town from destruction. 

The DVD for HIGH MOON is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, and in such retail giants as Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Fry’s, and Barnes & Noble with availability on RedBox in the near future.

 

Filmed in and around Dallas, Texas, HIGH MOON (formerly titled HOWLERS) is being distributed by Distribution Solutions / Alliance Entertainment and Archstone Distribution. Producers are Rishi Chitkara, Josh Ridgway, and Chad Law. Executive Producers include Larry LeMaster, Heath Calhoun, and Greg Fussell. Lead actor Chad Michael Collins is also an Associate Producer.

 

Keep up with the latest by visiting the official website, www.HIGHMOONtheMovie.com, or any of the official social media accounts:

HIGH MOON on Facebook

HIGH MOON on Twitter

HIGH MOON on Instagram

HIGH MOON on IMDB

 

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