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Queen of Screams announces “Malvolia’s Halloween Party”:  You’re invited! (House Of Tortured Souls)

Queen of Screams announces “Malvolia’s Halloween Party”: You’re invited! (House Of Tortured Souls)

You’re Invited to malvolia’s third annual Halloween party. 

Malvolia to host a killer of a time at her annual Halloween party.

Los Angeles, CA October 15, 2019: It’s almost Halloween, which can only mean one thing! Horror Hostess Malvolia: the Queen of Screams is having her annual Halloween Party! A typical party game results in a killer realization. Malvolia’s Halloween Party WILL AIR ON OCTOBER 24th!

Jessie (Sarah Schultz) is on a mission to crash Malvolia’s Halloween Party. After finding the location on the dark web, Jessie courageously “shows up”. Seeing everything in real life has made her “fan out” and forget that the Queen and her cast of characters are never up to any good.


Written by the series creator, Jennifer Nangle and directed/edited/shot by one of the series’ producer’s, Paul Stephen Edwards, this film will show a twisted, kooky night full of dark laughs
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The film was produced by Jennifer Nangle, Reyna Meree Velarde, Hunter Johnson, and Paul Stephen Edwards. Practical SFX was done by Chronix EFX.

Cast: Jennifer Nangle as Malvolia (That Night) and Sarah Schultz (Friday the 13th: Legacy) lead the cast which also features many of the indie horror circuit’s rising and veteran talents, including Charles Chudabala as Charles (Ugly Sweater Party), Sheri Davis as Bloody Sheri (Hair of the Dog), Thomas Haley as the Movie Exec (Blind), Lara Jean as Sataness (Trust Issues), Hunter Johnson as Hunter (2Jennifer), Brialynn Massie as Bria (Self Sabotage), Carter B. Allen as Mr. Gerald (No Way to Die), and Reyna Meree Velarde as Kelly (For Jennifer). Appearances by Christabelle Glasgow, James Glasgow, Matt Glasgow, Marlee Schaefer, and Leah Schaefer.

YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/c/malvoliathequeenofscreams

IMDb:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt11079938/?ref_=ttep_ep4

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/queenmalvolia

Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/queenmalvolia

Instagram:

http://www.instagram.com/queenmalvoli

 

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[SCFFF 2019 SHORT FILM REVIEW] Mama’s Boy an unsettling look of wanting love

[SCFFF 2019 SHORT FILM REVIEW] Mama’s Boy an unsettling look of wanting love

House of Tortured Souls was very honored to cover the Sick Chick Flick Film Festival this past weekend. From their website Established in 2016, the Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival screens short films in one of the following genres: Horror, Sci-Fi or Fantasy. Our emphasis is on female-driven independent films. We showcase work by some of the best indie filmmakers from NC and around the world using state-of-the-art projection provided by the Cary Theater in Cary, NC USA.

There was a range of short and feature films that won numerous awards. One short film I had the privilege to watch called “Mama’s boy” You can imagine what to expect. However, in this case, I was thrown off with some questions I still have!

The movie by Director/Writer Samantha Kolesnik “A young man’s life spirals into depravity and madness when he confronts the trauma of his childhood.”

The movie starts as of that of a drama. You become hooked instantly, especially with the opening sequence of the main actor Joshua (Malcolm Mills) naked wearing a collar as a woman dominates him. We find out that he’s just selling his body to people to help his mom.

Again. I’m interested in thinking this is an exciting drama where he even talks to his mother about his day and doing enough to help her. As the film progresses, he breaks and takes his revenge on his buyers with a trusty hammer. Even in the end, Joshua shows no remorse or guilt for his actions; he goes home to his mother and doesn’t confess his crimes, but reach out for love. We never see the mother during the film; it’s easy to tell what’s going, but the director just never shows us.

I have to admit, with the mixture of the beautiful score (Landon Knoblock), the acting along with every essential element. The film is 11 minutes long, but watching it I didn’t breathe, didn’t move, lost track of time. My only complaint is that I wish the movie were longer, but even then, could it just be dragged out? No, Samantha would’ve made it work, but the film shows so much promise and is already my favorite short film of the year. The movie reminds me of Pyscho meets Midnight cowboy. We feel for the character, but we distance ourselves from them because we see a scary picture of the road less traveled of our inner demons manifesting over our dreams. The dreams I hope never disappear are that of Samantha Kolesnik, who won the best director at the festival. I can’t wait to see what other projects she’ll be doing.

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Blood of the Mummy (Review)— House Of Tortured Souls

Blood of the Mummy (Review)— House Of Tortured Souls

Blood of the Mummy is the latest horror film from Sick Chick Flicks and writer/director Christine Parker. The film stars Laura Bridges, Lily Cabrera, Justin Z. Cole, Albert Guzman, Tremayne Blair, Gill Hope Thornton and Terrance Watson

Blood of the Mummy follows Louise (Laura Bridges) who witnessed a tragedy as a little girl when her parents who are archaeologists were murdered in an Egyptian tomb.

Throughout her life, it seems that trouble always follows Louise and when it does, the Mummy shows up to take out those victims around her but spares Louise.

Louise who is now institutionalized, is trying not only trying to piece together the events but she is also coming to terms that if this is a curse , is it hurting her or protecting her in some odd way. 

Louise eventually starts to piece together the truth, also finds herself face to face with not just the Mummy but with who is responsible to how those in her life unraveled so quickly. 

Blood of the Mummy was definitely planned and made carefully but with some minor inconsistencies, some include inconsistent lighting and jumping around a bit here and there but the editing, brilliant acting and the FX totally makes up on those minor flaws. The wrap job on the Mummy was phenomenal, and was very believable. 

Blood of the Mummy has been bouncing around the film festival circuit, if you get the chance to catch it, I highly recommend you do so.

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Netflix Releases In The Tall Grass

Today saw the release on Netflix of the Stephen King and Joe Hill film adaptation of the novella In The Tall Grass.

This Netflix adaptation is Directed by Vincenzo Natali. Natali’s fans are familiar with his prior work on films such as Cube, and Splice. Natali also wrote the screenplay, based on the novella.

Screenplay Writer/ Director Vincenzo Natali

The story of In The Tall Grass follows a brother and sister who whilst travelling to San Diego, stop near a mysterious field of extremely tall grass. As they stop they hear a voice crying for help. As they venture into the Tall Grass, the duo realise that all is not as it seems and something lurks within the grass of a sinister nature.

I won’t reveal more, as I really enjoyed it and to aid you in enjoying it I think knowing less is best about the outcome. I will say however that Natali compiles the source material brilliantly, and though the ending differs from the Novella, it’s not disheartening that they changed it.

The film stars Laysla De Oliveira and Avery Whitted as Becky and Cal Demuth.

Laysla De Oliveira as Becky

Laysla De Oliveira is convincing as Becky. She’s expecting her first child and unsure of her future as she travels with her brother to decide the fate of her unborn child (will she keep the baby or put it up for adoption?). As our tormented and exhausted maze runner, Oliveira shows an array of emotions through the film and creates a likeable and engaging character on screen, as Becky. Known for minor television roles, Oliveira is truly coming into her element in In The Tall Grass and her role as Veronica in Guest Of Honor (released last month, and starring David Thewlis and Luke Wilson).

Avery Whitted as Cal

As Becky’s Irish Twin (in the book it’s explained their ages are so close that Becky and Cal are like twins in age), Cal is the more mindful one. Avery Whitted is fresh on the screen, his prior credit only being The Vanishing Of Sidney Hall in 2017. The dramatic mystery starred Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Nathan Lane, And Tim Blake Nelson. As Cal, Whitted gives a notable performance but is still finding his screen presence. We feel for Cal of course but at times I found his performance unconvincing.

Becky’s estranged love interest and baby daddy Travis McKean is played by Harrison Gilbertson. Gilbertson is an Australian actor known for extremely well known prior roles in the recent Picnic at Hanging Rock television series, Leigh Whannel’s Upgrade, Ben Young’s Hounds Of Love, aswell as in films such as Need for Speed, Beneath Hill 60, and Look Away.

Gilbertson is easy to empathise with. When he enters the film, what we are already perplexed by becomes even more elaborate. And it’s Travis who works hard to unravel the Tall grasses mysterious behaviours. Gilbertson does wonderfully to hold certain elements of the film’s encounters together.

Harrison Gilbertson, Laysla De Oliveira, and Avery Whitted

Also starring in In The Tall Grass is Patrick Wilson (who replaced James Marsden after scheduling conflicts) as Ross Humboldt and Will Buie Jr and Rachel Wilson as his son and wife, Tobin and Natalie.

Patrick Wilson as Ross

Wilson is incredibly well known for his roles throughout the last decade in the Insidious, Conjuring, Annabelle and The Nun Films – totalling 7 films (including in the role of Ed Warren, husband of Lorraine Warren the paranormal investigator). Wilson has an impressive body of work over the last two decades and doesn’t let fans down in this film. Stepping away from his usual roles, we get to see a differing side in this performance and he truly makes the film, in a very pivotal role as Ross Humboldt.

Will Buie Jr as Tobin

As Wilson’s son Tobin Humboldt is twelve year old Will Buie Jr. This sharp child actor  has only been acting in films and on television for two years, but his performance in In The Tall Grass is the second most impressive (after only Patrick Wilson’s) in this film. We feel for poor Tobin and we understand his attempts to warn others and avoid the horrors lurking in the Tall Grass. We empathise as the film churns on and we learn more and more about Tobin’s plight, because of Buie’s amazing performance.

Patrick Wilson, Harrison Gilbertson and Laysla De Oliveira

Lastly is Rachel Wilson as Natalie Humboldt. We see less of her in the film than we do of the other five principal cast members, but when she appears she always brings something more about the story with her. This proves her character to be very valuable, and her portrayal as interesting. Wilson is a well known Canadian actress having starred in films such as The Glass House, Saw: The Final Chapter And Hellions.

In the Tall Grass as a whole is a brilliant adaptation of the source material. The creepiness and disillusionment Of each character is strong.

The cinematography is beautiful. Watching each blade of grass wave in the breeze or crane as though listening, reminds one easily of the rows of corn in The Children of the Corn films. The instances of despairing isolation and dizzying bewilderment, cast us back to Kubrick’s take on the Shining in 1980. We get lost in this grassy maze and it’s wonders, both good and bad.

Natali has created an almost perfect film with In The Tall Grass, fans will be impressed by the way it evolves smoothly. As we transition through each scene into the next, until we reach the climax. As I said this differed from the source material. It’s okay. It’s not great but it fits for the film, that’s really all I can say.

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Award-winning Supernatural Horror ‘Echoes of Fear’ gets National Theatrical Release

Award-winning Supernatural Horror ‘Echoes of Fear’ gets National Theatrical Release

Brian and Laurence Avenet-Bradley’s acclaimed excursion into gear, Echoes of Fear embarks on a national theatrical release beginning this October.


Kicking off its big screen run in Los Angeles on October 16, the award-winning spookfest stars Trista Robinson, Hannah Race, Paul Chirico and Marshal Hilton.

Echoes of Fear received its World Premiere at the 18th annual Shriekfest Horror Festival, the longest running horror festival in Los Angeles, where it won Best Supernatural Horror Feature. 14 festivals have since followed and the film has won six Best Feature Awards.

Alysa inherits her grandfather’s house following his sudden death from an apparent heart attack. She cannot keep the house so travels there to prepare it for sale. While she is packing away her grandfather’s belongings some strange and unexplained events inside the house start to spook her and she soon comes to the conclusion that she is not alone there.

Even her pet mouse senses a presence. Something supernatural lurks in the house and she begins to believe that her grandfather was trying to find something before he died. When her friend Steph arrives they attempt to solve the mystery and what they uncover together forces them to confront the diabolical truth and the evil that hides inside.

PARTICIPATING CITIES
Los Angeles, CA Oct. 16
Torrance, CA Oct. 24th
Chattanooga, TN Oct 24th
Johnson City, TN Oct. 24th
Knoxville, TN Oct. 23rd
New York, NY October (Date TBD)
San Francisco, CA October (Date TBD)
Greenville, SC November (Date TBD)
Pasadena, CA November 6th
Atlanta, GA November (Date TBD)
Palm Springs, CA November (Date TBD)
Boston, MASS.  November 6th
Santa Monica, CA Nov 20th
Orlando, FL Nov. (Date TBD)

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THE HOUSE OF TORTURED SOULS PRESENTS REMEMBERING SID HAIG (July 14th 1939 to September 21st 2019)

THE HOUSE OF TORTURED SOULS PRESENTS REMEMBERING SID HAIG (July 14th 1939 to September 21st 2019)

 

We at the House of Tortured Souls were saddened to hear yesterday, of the passing of beloved Character actor and fan favourite Sid Haig at the age of 80 on September 21st. We aim to remember Sid Haig’s long career and the impact he had on his fans new and old. This article is our tribute to Sid and all he did for horror fans worldwide. It will include some of our own personal memories of Sid, from conventions where we met him (or even didn’t) and pictures of those meetings.

JOHN ROISLAND

“I met, or should I say was honoured to have met, Sid in Virginia at the Second annual Scares That Care weekend. I approached his booth and noticed a banner, with pictures and items that he had for sale. Next to that was his price list. If I remember correctly, nothing on that list was higher than $20, which compared to other celebrity booths meant you were basically getting things for free.  I was really excited, because I was on a very tight budget. When I got to the front Sid stood up, shook my hand with a smile , and told me to come around the back of his table and have a seat. This was quite a surprise, because I hadn’t even said Hello or asked him anything. The venue wasn’t crowded at that moment, so he just sipped his coffee and started small talk with me, asthough we were old friends. He stopped and glared at me a while, gave me a little smile and asked “How are you and what can I do for you?” Graciously he signed my DVD box and had someone passing by take some photos of us together with my phone. When I got up and left the booth I instantly knew I’d met the nicest celebrity, that I’ve ever encountered. Sid was so gracious, had such a warm personality, and that is why I’ll miss him that little bit more. I wish I could have met him again, like many others have, but I’m extremely grateful that I was given that opportunity. Sid was an easy going man, with a huge heart, who sincerely cared about his fans and thanked them, for helping making what he became. I will always remember meeting him and it saddens me that he is no longer with us, but I will forever be grateful for those few moments I once shared with him.”

Sid and John Roisland at the Scares That Care

CLINT NARRAMORE

“I met Sid several times over the last few years, and was never disappointed. It was at Scare-A-Con in 2017, that I will always have my best memory of him. I was invited to join the table by Mark Patton. Caroline Williams was also there, as was Ricky Dean Logan. Sid came over and it was amazing. We all just talked and made jokes all night. Our server was terrified of Sid, because of his movies. She didn’t want to hand him his drinks. She asked we pass them to him. She was deathly afraid of him (and couldn’t have been older than 21). We all laughed and told Sid and he told me to go get her. I brought her to the table and Sid gave her a death stare for a half second and then proceeded to grab and then kiss her hand. Her reaction was relief and she laughed off her fears. Linea Quigley, Felissa Rose And Camille Keaton all came by and we started taking pictures of just how much fun we were having. Sid cared about making sure everyone who met him had a great time and he loved his friends and fans. Best dinner I’ve ever had.”

Clint Narramore with Sid Haig at Scare-A-Con

TARA SLOAN

“I was lucky enough to meet Sid a few times at conventions throughout the years. He always had a long line, because he was just a fun dude to talk to. First time I met him, I was next in line and he looked at me and said “watch my table, I’ve gotta take a piss, and I’ll sign whatever you want for free when I get back”. Of course I did and he signed my The Devils Rejects And took a photo with me. Sid was an absolute class act. The world has lost a legend today. Rest In Peace Sid. Tutti Fuckin’ Fruity!”

Sid and Tara Sloan.

JAI ALEXIS

“Sadly, I don’t have a story about Sid, but I have an experience that sums him up. Years ago, before I joined House of Tortured Souls. I went to a horror con. I waited so long to meet Sid Haigon the day of the convention. I brought my copy of Spiderbaby for him to sign (Which by the way best damn movie ever with great features). I always felt this was the passing of the torch from Lon Chaney Jr to Sid Haig. The con itself wasn’t bad, not perfect, not bad though. I wanted to meet him but believe it or not I was, and sometimes still can be, painfully shy around celebs. I go from being a regular con-goer one-minute to a Chris Farley like  fanboy the next. I passed on the chance to meet him that day, because I was scared. I’ll always regret it to this day. That’s what I admire about Sid he never shied away from a challenge; he never backed down from doing more and working for what he wanted. Sid made a career and a damn fine one with his talent and personality. So whenever you doubt you can do something or think you’re not good enough, just ask yourself ‘What would Sid Haig do?’ I love you old friend and when my time comes, I hope you don’t mind me being a fanboy around you and Lon Chaney Jr.

Spiderbaby (1967)

MICHELLE ‘MIDI’ PEIFER

“I was never fortunate enough to meet Sid in person and I’m unsure exactly Of if or when, he maybe visited Australia. Being in Sydney the supreme annual convention to attend is Supanova. Every year fans like myself ascend on the halls of Supanova and enjoy the array of guests from all walks of popular culture. I’ve used my attendance to meet celebrities such as Richard Dreyfus, John Jarratt, the original cast of Mad Max (minus Mel Gibson sadly), And much much more. Sadly though Sid Haig has never been invited to Sydney’s Supanova and fans all wished he would be. Now we will never be able to make that a reality. I have recently relocated to the USA and will say this is the first icon we’ve lost since my move. It’s a hard punch to the gut for sure, as all I have ever heard about him was how wonderful he was with fans, and his kindness and patience for everyone. Sid will be sadly missed by all of us in the horror world, especially at the House of Tortured Souls, all members of film fandom and anyone who ever knew him or even just met him for that fleeting moment.”

Aussie fans were desperate to have an opportunity to meet Sid Haig

Haig’s passing was announced via Instagram on September 23rd, 2019, by his long term partner, publicist and wife of 12 years Susan.L.Oberg. Her statement was as follows:

“ My light, my heart, my true love, my King, The other half of my soul, Sidney passed from this realm on to the next. He has returned to the universe, a shining star in her heavens. He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us. We, as a family, are asking that our privacy and time to mourn, be respected.

Sidney Eddie Mosesian

7/14/39 – 9/21/19

Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend.

Goodnight my love. We will find each other again, next time.

I love you.”

Sid Haig was known for his acting which spanned from 1960 to 2019. He worked tirelessly throughout his career, despite a 5 year hiatus from 1992-1997. During that time he was retired from showbiz, due to being frequently typecast. Haig even once stated “I’ll never play another stupid heavy again and I don’t care if that means I never work, ever.”

However he did return in 1997, as a Judge in the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown, opposite his frequent co-star Pam Grier. Grier had also starred with Haig in Blaxploitation films of the 1970’s such as The Big Doll House (1971), The Big Bird Cage (1972), Coffy (1973), Black Mama White Mama (1973), and Foxy Brown (1974).

On Television Haig was in a variety of shows including (through the 1960’s until the 1980’s) The A-Team, The Dukes Of Hazzard, Quincy M.E, Hart to Hart, Fantasy Island, Charlie’s Angels, Police Woman, The Rockford Files, The Six Million Dollar Man, Mannix, Mission Impossible, Gunsmoke, Get Smart, Star Trek, Batman, and The Untouchables.

At one point Haig even had a starring lead role as a Villian named Drago in a series called Jason Of Star Command.

Haig had become a horror icon since appearing as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombies House of 1000 Corpses in 2003. This led to his continuing with the character through its two sequels The Devils Rejects (2005) and more recently in 3 From Hell (2019).

Notable roles throughout Sid Haig’s career of both horror and non horror films includes Blood Bath (1966), Spider Baby (1967), Pit Stop (1969), THX1138 (1971), Beware!The Blob (1972), Woman Hunt (1972), Beyond Atlantis (1973), Savage Sisters (1974), Galaxy of Terror (1981), The Aftermath (1982), Kill Bill Volume 2. (2004), House of the Dead (2005), Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006), Little Big Top (2016) ,Rob Zombies Halloween (2007), Brotherhood Of Blood (2007), The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto (2009), Dark Moon Rising (2009), Creature (2011), The Sacred (2012), Lords of Salem (2012), Hatchet III(2013), Devil in my Ride (2013), and High on the Hog (2019).

Sid, all of us at the House of Tortured Souls were saddened at the news of your passing. May your family and friends have the peace to mourn you, that they seek at this time, and your star sign bright forevermore.

R.I.P  SID HAIG .

 

 

 

 

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School Spirit (Into the Dark Review)

School Spirit (Into the Dark Review)

August is here and going quickly which only means one thing when you are a kid… school is coming. In the 11th episode in the Into the Dark series on Hulu appropriately titled School Spirit, a few teenagers are in for a deadly treat with their first detention of the school year. 

In high school, there are the typical cliche labels of all individuals. In this Breakfast Club meets Scream vibe, we have our miss perfect star pupil Erica (Annie Q. — Alex Strangelove, The Leftovers). This Ivy League student is among a treat to the other regular delinquents in detention. 

Just like at any school, there is a myth that an old teacher who died from a prank gone horribly wrong , comes back every year and preys on the students, more recently 2 students are actually missing. 

With the recent events of the two missing students, you have the typical alcoholic principal “showing concern” while he tries his best to lock the delinquents in a room as they do their cleaning. The introductions of the goody two shoe students to the partiers who “have nothing going for them” worked out perfectly in the beginning then it went downhill right to their fate. 

A rotting corpse is responsible for each missing teen, going from rebelling with alcohol and weed to wanting to be the best they can be, they are picked off one by one.

For me it has the perfect amount of cheesy teen drama and rebellion with a I Know What You Did Last Summer vibe. You don’t know what to make of it and it definitely holds your attention while you piece together on who the killer may be. 

If you are looking to find out the do’s and don’ts of what not to do in school then this movie is for you. Check out the trailer below and also catch up with the series on Hulu. 

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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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Necro Publications release new horror anthology book ‘Polish Extreme’

Necro Publications release new horror anthology book ‘Polish Extreme’

Grab your air-sick bag and get ready to sample some of the goriest gore and grossest grossness that the great country of Poland has to offer. This ain’t Harry Potter, folks, this is a gleeful bacchanal blood-squirting, gut-flinging, erection-throbbing FUN!

There’s more to Poland than sausages and perogies and thousand-year-old churches; there’s a hardcore horror movement that’s blowing the rest of Europe out of the water, and here are the four authors leading the pack:

Tomasz Czarny
Karolina “Mangusta” Kaczkowska
Lukasz Radecki
Tomasz Siwiec
Plus an intro and new short novel (set in Poland) by Edward Lee!

Polish Extreme is available now on ebook and Paperback

Polish Extreme Anthology edited by Edward Lee (Trade Paperback)

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The HELLMINGTON starring Michael Ironsides is available on digital and DVD tomorrow from Uncork’d Entertainment.

The HELLMINGTON starring Michael Ironsides is available on digital and DVD tomorrow from Uncork’d Entertainment.

The frightening HELLmington from writer-directors Justin Hewitt-Drakulic and Alex Lee Williams premieres on DVD and Digital tomorrow.

Genre icon Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Top Gun, Turbo Kid) and ShadowhuntersNicola Correia-Damude star.

In 1999, outside the sleepy town of Hellmington, troubled high school senior Katie Owens mysteriously vanished.
Nine years later, Detective Samantha Woodhouse, a former classmate of Katie’s, returns to Hellmington for the first time since graduation to deal with the unexpected death of her father. His passing just another tragedy in an already devastating year for Sam: her own daughter was murdered, resulting in a downward spiral of anguish and guilt that has slowly destroyed her marriage and career.

Sam soon discovers that her father’s demise is one in a series of suspicious deaths over the last several years, and it appears that the grisly fatalities are becoming more frequent. Even more alarming, every victim circles back to the troubled Katie Owens.

Battling hallucinations, insomnia and her own personal demons, Sam struggles to uncover the disturbing truth of what really happened to Katie Owens; a mystery that will lead her to a secretive, centuries-old cult of revenge.

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G. Patrick Condon’s ‘INCREDIBLE VIOLENCE’ Racks Up a Body Count on VOD

G. Patrick Condon’s ‘INCREDIBLE VIOLENCE’ Racks Up a Body Count on VOD

G. Patrick Condon’s Incredible Violence Strikes on VOD Available Now on Digital HD and Cable Services Meta Horror Comedy Haunts Global Audiences
Los Angeles, CA – 1091 Films, in a partnership with G. Patrick Condon’s The Hunting Party, has announced the Digital HD and Cable VOD debut of writer/director G. Patrick Condon’s quasi-autobiographical horror Incredible Violence.  The bloodsoaked comedy is now available to rent or own on streaming services (including Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play and Vudu) and Cable VOD (including Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Cox, and Dish) in a number of territories, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
The debut feature from filmmaker G. Patrick Condon, Incredible Violence combines metatextual mayhem with self-referential slaughter.  Incredible Violence world premiered in the Midnight X-Treme section at the Sitges Film Festival, before going on to screen at the Dead by Dawn Film Festival, FIN: Atlantic Film Festival, Nickel Independent Film Festival and the Full Moon Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.
Stephen Oates (Netflix’s “Frontier”) steps into the role of “G. Patrick Condon”, a desperate filmmaker who brings a whole new meaning to the expression “making sacrifices for the love of art” to avoid a pair of cement shoes.  To quickly repair angry loan shoaks, Condon assembles a group of struggling actors to shoot a low budget horror film.  And to keep the effects budget down, he decides to murder the cast.
G. Patrick Condon is a shitty filmmaker who has taken a loan from a group he shouldn’t have gotten mixed up in. Now he’s drank the money away and he owes them a horror movie. Grace, who has always dreamed of being a famous actress, is desperately trying to make it in the movie business. She gets her first big break in a horror flick, but there a few things unusual about this shoot. She and the rest of the cast will have to live in the house for the duration of the shoot, they aren’t allowed to leave and will be recorded everywhere around the clock. Where does the movie begin and reality end? And, how far will Grace go to “make it”?

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This October, beware the CHAIR! New poster and trailer released for ‘Killer Sofa’

This October, beware the CHAIR! New poster and trailer released for ‘Killer Sofa’

This October, you’re not even safe on the Sofa!

From filmmaker Bernardo Rao, comes the most ridiculously entertaining horror jaunt of the year, Killer Sofa on DVD and Digital from High Octane Pictures.

Electric Dreams meets Christine in the heart-warmingly horrific chronicle of a killer Lazy Boy that falls in love with a girl – and the bloody carnage that follows as a result!

Francesca always attracted weirdos. When one of her stalkers is found dead, she looks for comfort from her best friend, Maxi. Meanwhile, Maxi’s grandfather, Jack, a disgraced Rabbi, comes across a reclining chair containing a Dybbuk inside. Jack and his voodoo sorceress partner try to find out where the recliner has been delivered while exploring Jack’s newfound gift for communicating with the other world. Meanwhile the reclining chair becomes enchanted by Francesca and starts committing crimes of passion.

Jed Brophy (The Hobbit), Sarah Munn, Stacy King, and Harley Neville star in a horror treat straight out of New Zealand, available October

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New official trailer released for ‘The 11th Patient’

New official trailer released for ‘The 11th Patient’

Shelly Cole, Steven Cole, Liesel Kopp and The Blessed One’s Andy Gates star in the terrifying The 11th Patient, on DVD and Digital this October from Uncork’d Entertainment.

A boy is found in a coma deep in the woods several months after his kidnapping. The man that kidnapped him is still at large and Steven is the only person who witnessed and survived the ordeal. Now, Steven has been brought to a Doctor who specializes in PTSD patients. He must connect to Steven and make him face his fears in order to bring him out of his coma and catch the man that did this.

Directed by Derek Cole, written by Derek and Steven Cole.

The 11th Patient will be available on DVD and Digital October 15 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

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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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New clip released to celebrate Barry Jay’s hit horror film “ASHES”

New clip released to celebrate Barry Jay’s hit horror film “ASHES”

Horror fans are celebrating the terrifying new horror treat Ashes, calling the film “gruesome”, “inventive” and “the scares…so effective”!

It’s time to discover what has film fans cowering under their sofa cushions this month!

Now available on Digital and Demand from 1091 media, when an estranged aunty passes away, a family is creeped out to receive her ashes. And when supernatural misfortunes begin to best them, they quickly discover they have to go through hell to rid of her angry spirit.

From writer/director Barry Jay, and starring Elizabeth Keener, Jeremy Earl, Yumarie Morales, Angelique Maurnaé, and Melinda deKay, prepare to receive Ashes.

Audiences are raving about the effective scares, welcome dark humor and haunting imagery from Barry Jay’s triumphant new genre addition.

Ashes is now available on Digital and Demand.

Check out the new clip below

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John Carpenter scoring on both Halloween sequels

John Carpenter scoring on both Halloween sequels

With Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends just announced last month, the details are very limited with just knowing the release dates (October 16, 2020 & October 15,2021) but all that is important right now is that John Carpenter is providing the music. 

Through sources with (Comingsoon.com), John Carpenter himself told ComicBook: 

I loved it, it was a lot of fun. And I’ll do the score, do a new score. That’s always fun.”

Halloween Kills will be released on Friday in October of 2020. David Gordon Green will be directing and co-writing the script with Danny McBride and Scott Teems. Halloween Ends will be released on another Friday in October but in 2021. Green is also on board directing but with McBride and Paul Brad Logan and Chris Bernier.

When any new information arises, we will keep you up to date. 

 

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[Local Haunts Internet edition] Welcome to the House of Mysterious secrets

[Local Haunts Internet edition] Welcome to the House of Mysterious secrets

With only limited resources to Horror such as video stores. Collecting anything Horror was scarce. Not to say it wasn’t available, but the world of Horror was still new to me. Reading the back covers for horror movies remembering the pics and plot gave me the knowledge that can hold up with my friends. I yearned for owning a piece of horror memorabilia even if it was a replica. Of course, we had the staples here and there, which eventually became a gateway for other items. Flea markets became my go-to to learn about horror, buying old VHS tapes. Another source was going to the book stores sitting down and reading horror magazines for free. To every horror magazine reading this, I was a kid with little to no income. Sorry.

It wasn’t until later when the internet took off. Websites provided some cool stuff and some bizarre stuff, however with it being new it was still a gamble on finding horror stuff to own. In the early days of the internet, social media wasn’t massive; you had to go to chat rooms or even forums to get anything, and it wasn’t so much reliable. At times I was on my own or just looking up the ads in horror magazines.

With the rise of social media, I eventually stumbled upon perhaps my favorite website to purchase stuff. House of Mysterious secrets. At first, it started with a few items, but I couldn’t help myself with all their great deals and offers for customers. I felt at home, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I was amazed by so many posters, especially with the dimensions of 11×17, which means more posters to hang. The store has been around for a while, offering fantastic customer service.

I usually tend to talk to local haunts in my area, but with the Halloween season coming up I couldn’t help, but give credit where credit is due. Maybe you heard of them, or perhaps you haven’t. Being a customer with them, I never had a problem everything has been shipped in excellent condition with enough care and stickers to inform my delivery will be taken care of it even if it’s something small or something big. Kevin, the man behind House of Mysterious secrets, thinks of the customer as if he was in your shoes and wants to make sure you have an enjoyable experience. I got the chance to speak to him about the man behind the house of mysterious secrets:

JA: How long has House of Mysterious Secrets been in business? 

HOMS: I’ve been doing this since 2004 – initially, the name was a bit more benign; I called it “Kevin’s Collectibles.” Because at first, I mainly sold comic books. That only lasted a few months. Soon I made the full switch to Horror. “House of Mysterious Secrets” was a mash-up of two DC comic books that I was a fan of House of Mystery and House of Secrets. Combining the two felt like cool little tribute…I never had a long time plan. It was just something to do for fun.

JA: Do you feel that with the store it’s helping fans of old and young where they’re able to learn about the past and present of Horror. 

HOMS: What a fascinating question. I’m afraid I’ll only have to speculate on this. Trying to figure out what exactly to offer on the website is often a gamble. I try to curate various aspects of the horror genre, hoping that the things I provide will be of interest to both hardcore and casual fans. Again, just guessing here, I would have to say that the majority of my customers tend to be newer fans of the genre. The older, more deep-rooted fans, tend to be the minority. But…again, I don’t know. It’s hard to gauge this. I am impressed continuously though when I put orders together for customers, and I see just how many do enjoy the obscure stuff; that always makes me feel good.

JA: What would be your holy grail for your collection, or what would be the holy grail of collector items for the store? 

HOMS: Holy Grail. Ha! Can I choose multiple ones!? Let me pick a few, that range from different types of collectibles. Toy: At the moment, I’d have to say it’s my Shogun Godzilla. Not exactly rare, but I’m pleased to have it, and in such good condition. I’ve had since the mid-90s. LP Records. I have 100+ LP soundtracks, and perhaps the two that would fall under grails would be the original pressing of Night of the Living Dead, and this bootleg release of the Italian gorefest Burial Ground. I sold my Evil Dead lp a few years ago…something I continuously regret. I also have the original Italian release of the soundtrack Demons which is autographed by Claudio Simonetti, Lamberto Bava, and Bobby Rhodes. Uhh…and I have a lot of cool stuff autographed by Dario Argento; if I may throw that in there. Last, but not least…one of my biggest, personal holy grails is a jigsaw puzzle of the Loch Ness Monster that came out in 1981 (I think) – I have a sealed one that in perfect shape. It’s a tough one to find, and it means a lot to me because I once had it when I was a little kid.”

That’s what I love about this store. Given it only has a physical booth at cons. Target may be the undisputed champion of Halloween decor and items, but that month goes by so quickly. Kevin has his shop open 24/7 with pre-orders, offers, and even an active social media to keep customers in the loop. He also writes the newsletters informing the customers and personally takes care of any issues you may have with an order. Not to say it always happens, but if it does, Kevin is there to help. House of mysterious secrets may be an online website, but wherever you are, it’s a local haunt and worth the trip for your Halloween needs regardless of the month. Plus if you see them at a convention say hi and buy an item or two!

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Finally, The Fiend!

Finally, The Fiend!

When WWE debuted the character of Bray Wyatt (real name, Windham Rotunda) on Monday Night RAW in May of 2014, wrestling fans with a passion for horror were instantly captivated. While the character had already had a successful run in the early days of WWE’s NXT developmental territory, it was in the vignettes predating his on-screen debut as part of RAW that it truly came into its own.  The haunting music combined with eerie visuals that conjured the imagery of the backwoods south with a smattering of apocalyptic religious zealotry was unlike anything that had been seen in the ring since the days of Raven in ECW.  The character proved an instant hit, swiftly being launched into programs with Daniel Bryan and John Cena, undeniably the biggest stars of the time.

Sadly, the good times were not to last.  Bray Wyatt’s character eventually drifted into obscurity, delivering monotonously vague promos and repeating the same storytelling over and over with various opponents. Despite a brief reign as WWE champion in 2016, the character seemed to have lost its meaning as WWE could not seem to decide what it wanted Bray Wyatt to be. Insane cult leader? Supernatural force? Or just babbling lunatic?  It garnered little notice when the character vanished from television in late 2018, not to be seen again for months.

Then came Firefly Funhouse, and a seeming rebirth. Bray Wyatt was now revealed as a Mr Rogers style children’s icon, talking in over the top delight to his canned in audience as he introduced his bevy of puppet sidekicks and delighted the little ones in the audience with is antics.  Yet in each promo some ominous signs were given that this new and happier Bray Wyatt was hiding something.  Sinner dark, inner side to himself that he struggled to repress.  Just as swiftly as they began, the promos ended and it seemed this story had gone nowhere. Until last night, Summerslam 2019.

And boy, did it ever deliver!  Under the new moniker of The Fiend, this ghastly figure stalked to the ring amidst a haunting remix of Bray Wyatt’s old theme music.  Sporting a lantern resembling a human head (his own, in fact), garishly mismatched ring gear, and a downright nightmarish mask designed by no less than FX legend Tom Savini, The Fiend came to make an impression.  And promptly did so by destroying the first ever Universal Champion, Finn Balor, in short order.  In less than 24 hours wrestling fandom has been set abuzz by this gruesome new visage, and wait with tense anticipation to see where this new angle shall lead.

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Sharon Needles haunts her way back to San Antonio

Sharon Needles haunts her way back to San Antonio

From the minute you see her walk in the workroom for Ru Paul’s drag race season 4. Sharon has always stuck out as being the “weirdo” but little did we know that one she was going to win the season and become our newly crowned queen. From there it’s been nothing but tours, albums, clothing, pop vinyls. Sharon Needles can go from glam to ghoul and back.

Sharon has made a few stops here to San Antonio live at the Heat night club. She is even in the local production of Rocky Horror Picture show. On tour recently from her latest album Battle Axe. She’s making her stop in Sept for a live club show giving what fans expect an early Halloween show to get the season going. For those interested it’s always best to make sure you have your ticket, table and even m&g ready. Luckily Rey Lopez, the promoter for many Ru Paul drag race queens who he’s brought to town has you covered. Rey has a simple and easy way to purchase tickets right on Rey Lopez Entertainment. Where you can upcoming shows, subscribe, and even make purchases to ease the burden of fear from a sold-out show. Which has happened, so what better way to start the fall season than with The Ghoul of our dreams. Sharon Needles.

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[Review] Scary stories to tell in the dark. Worth the wait or not?

[Review] Scary stories to tell in the dark. Worth the wait or not?

Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to watch horror movies. One being I was way too young, and my parents didn’t want me to have nightmares of a catastrophic level. However, I can read anything I wanted to with books my folks didn’t have to worry about images scaring the hell out of me. They didn’t read “Scary Stories to tell in the dark” Which after years we finally get as a movie. Was it worth it? Was it worth the wait? This could go either way but let’s breakdown the cinema.

Scary Stories to tell in the dark is a childhood favorite, so the fact we’re in a lifetime where we have this and Goosebumps is fantastic. I couldn’t believe they were making a movie based on my favorite books. The film jumps right into things which aren’t a bad thing, but the overall it felt rushed we don’t get a connection with the characters to even feel anything for them. They’re just there.

The story isn’t too bad itself where it’s instead of it being an anthology or like Goosebumps where the ghosts or monsters appear for the sake of it. The ghosts in this movie play a crucial part where Sarah Bellows wrote these stories in a way to cope with her issues that we find out later in the film are actually from a sinister background.

As stated, the ghosts were my favorite part of the movie where they did creep me out, including The Jangly man who was never in the books. This movie showcases some of the ghosts in the best of scary stories. There’s no blood, the violence is there not enough to horrify children, but enough for adults to enjoy.

Overall the movie is good just not perfect, which is a shame because Guillermo Del Toro was a producer on it. With him being a massive fan of literature and horror movies. With this film, you would think perhaps a little more heart and soul would be placed into it. As we finally get to the ending and the reason behind it all we leave with an “ok…I guess” feel as if the film just ran into a wall or the studio wants a franchise.

The movie left me feeling neutral, but overall it is an excellent gateway for a younger audience who may not be familiar with the books or have a vast knowledge of horror where it can lead them to more, just like the original books did for me and others. Overall yes watch the movie and oddly enough it is a family movie. Of course, we may be critical, but it will bring the younger fans to read the books and build from there.

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