This Day in Horror

11 October 2014

New Horror Short "Ink" Seeks Crowdfunding - PRESS RELEASE


  

INK, the Toronto-based body horror/ creature short promises audiences an atmospheric and visceral movie-going experience. Driven by the unique aesthetic of Photographer turned first-time Filmmaker, Ashlea Wessel, INK will be sure to transfix and horrify in equal shares. Jen Wright and the INK makeup team are busy creating a visually stunning experience through chill-inducing creature FX and lead character JOEY's full-body tattoos, and Ian Anderson has just signed on to lend his substantial talent as Director of Photography.

INK's original story provides an unusual take on the female protagonist in the damaged but resilient (and heavily tattooed ) JOEY, as well as a fresh perspective in a genre with so many creative possibilities and so few female voices.


Synopsis

After a pregnancy scare, JOEY marks the occasion with a new tattoo and a drunken night of distraction, but when she arrives home in the early hours of the morning, she’s confronted with the truth about what she really wants, and the past that's driven her to the brink of obsession. Her desires and circumstances intersect to awaken a monster who answers her unwitting call.

In exchange for helping INK to reach it's $10,000.00 goal, we're offering some fantastic perks such as INK t-shirts/ tanks, Associate Producer credits, and a piece of the CREATURE itself.

05 October 2014

Interview with Lee Majdoub From the Upcoming Movie "See No Evil 2"


Today I had the pleasure to talk with one of the stars of the upcoming horror film See No Evil 2, Lee Majdoub.  Lee also did a segment for ABC's of Death 2 as well.  A big end of the year for this actor.


TCSo Lee, how did you get into acting?

LM: Acting was something I had wanted to do for a long time, but I never thought it would be possible to pursue professionally. I was in line at a movie theater with one of my sisters (for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, btw) and there was a promotions booth for acting classes. Knowing it was something I really wanted to do, my sister pushed me to sign up for a draw. I didn’t win, but I did start taking classes there. Classes were what sparked the notion that I could really do this as a career.


TC: How long have you been an actor?

LM: I started training back in 2002, and I’ve been acting professionally since 2007


TCYou have a couple upcoming films namely See No Evil 2. What is your role in this film?

LM: I play a guy named Carter, who is Tamara’s boyfriend (played by Katharine Isabelle). He seems a little “douche-y” when you first look at him, but at the core he’s a nice guy.

It’s funny. When I first booked the role, I had no idea the character would end up looking the way he did. The writing of his personality didn’t change, but I didn’t know what I was walking into. This guy’s wardrobe was awesome! I never get to wear clothes that, so when I went in for my fitting and saw the selections, I peed a little.


TCSee No Evil 2 is packed with stars : Danielle Harris and Katherine Isabelle to name a couple. How was it working with them?

LM: Everyone was absolutely great to work with.

Danielle brought her experience in the horror genre and her professionalism on set was remarkable. She was a leader and is extremely kind.
Katharine was a load of fun. She kept me on my toes in our scenes together. She’s incredibly free when it comes to her acting. I learned a lot from watching and working with her.

I miss that entire team, really. It felt like a family.


TCThe Soska Sisters are up and coming directors, what was your experience with them like? From an actors standpoint.

LM:  Jen and Sylvia are some of the smartest people I’ve met. I think their love of film making stuck out to me more than anything else. Their passion, joy, and energy is contagious. The Soskas have this innate ability to make everyone feel like they are a part of the team. I don’t think there are enough good things I can say about these women to convey their amazingawesomecoolness. That’s a word, right? Amazingawesomecoolness? Yeah... I think it is.


TCSo where was See No Evil 2 shot at?

LM: It was mainly shot at Riverview Hospital. It was a Canadian mental health facility, but was shut down a while back. Let me tell you, some of the areas in that building are insanely creepy. Thinking about it gives me the shivers. You want to test your courage? Go to Riverview in the middle of the night.


TCAnother one of your upcoming projects is The ABC's of Death 2. Tell us a bit about your segment in this?

LM: The segment I’m involved in is “T is for Torture Porn”, also directed by the Soskas. I love working with them. The segment focuses on something like a porn “casting couch”. A woman is being exploited and then... you’ll have to check it out. I swear to you, though... my character is innocent... maybe not... you be the judge ;)


Twitter: @LeeMajdoub

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2837384/

29 September 2014

After School Massacre Coming to VOD November 4th


Brain Damage Films invites you to sleep over with After School Massacre on VOD this November 4th! Heads will roll, breasts will bounce, and these six girls will learn a new meaning for teacher appreciation in this fun yet brutal slasher. Availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite VOD operators, as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox Video, and more.

About the Film
After School Massacre (previously titled "Teachers' Day") is the latest from writer/director Jared Masters (Slink) and his production company, Frolic Pictures. The film, which was nominated for Best Feature at this year's Shockfest, is a sure hit among horror fans with its hot pink, ring-pop terror and wanton slaying of beautiful underwear-clad girls!








The film stars Nikole Howell, Savannah Matlow, Danika Galindo, Lindsay Lamb, Courtney Rood, Yasmine Soofi, and Simone Wasserman. Additional cast includes Art Roberts, Dawna Lee Heising, and fun cameos including Mindy Robinson.

Ain't It Cool News' Mark L. Miller says "This throwback to old school low budget slasher films has a lot of moments that made me smile ... there are some great moments of gleefully gory and carnage laden scenes ... it does slumber party horror with a wink, a nod, and a slash to fans who like low-fi horror."

Synopsis
A 12th grade European History educator, Ty Anderson, whose minor online communication with a teasing student finds him immediately terminated from school grounds and snaps him into a psychotic killing spree, terrorizing his former female students at their slumber party.

For more information visit the film's website or Facebook page.

Jake's Road Now Available In-store and on VOD


BATON ROUGE, LA Jake’s Road, a full length suspense thriller that descends into horror by writer/director Mike Mayhall and starring Oscar nominated actor Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables, The Cable Guy), Garrett Hines (Green Lantern, Last Vegas) and Leticia Jimenez (CW’s ‘The Originals’ and USA Networks ‘Satisfaction’), hits stores today. Winner, ‘Best Picture’ at the 2014 New Orleans Horror Film Festival and ‘Best Suspense Thriller’ New Mexico Fright Night, Jake’s Road promises edge-of-your seat entertainment that has already thrilled film festival audiences across the country.

Storyline: Waking in a hospital, bruised and beaten, a young man struggles to piece together the events of a horrifying weekend. Amid flashes of relaxing with friends, the image of a killer begins to emerge - creeping ever closer. Somewhere within his memories and the madness lies the key to the killer’s identity, which, once discovered, may be more horrific than the murders themselves. Set in rural southern Louisiana Jake’s Road is a tale of family and how one moment can rip loved ones apart or bind them forever. With enough twists and turns to keep viewers guessing until the very end, we discover what drives a man to kill all that he loves and fight for all that he has.

Suspense and Horror film lovers will want to own this gripping film, which Michael DeFellipo of HorrorSociety.com says is ‘9 out of 10 stars. AMAZING,’ and ‘easily the best indie horror-thriller of the year.’

ABOUT FILMS IN MOTION: Films In Motion is a film and television production and distribution company based in Louisiana, the “Hollywood of the South.” Films In Motion also operates satellite offices in The Rock Hudson Building at Universal Studios in LA. With their team of award-winning and veteran producers, directors, casting agents and editors, Films In Motion’s body of work includes over fifty feature films. For more information and official movie trailers go to www.filmsinmotion.com.

Dead Girls Coming to VOD October 2nd


Brain Damage Films is set to release Dead Girls on VOD October 2nd, followed by DVD on November 4th. Dead Girls is a chilling three-part horror anthology featuring stories in the flavor of female revenge. DVD availability is set to include many retailers and websites including Amazon, as well as rental chains including Family Video. VOD availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite operators and internet platforms.

About the Film
Dead Girls, from writer/director team Del Harvey and Neal Fischer (Rough Cut Films), tells three stories of abused and forsaken girls who return from the dead to take their revenge. Genre veteran Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, They Came from Within) provides a creepy narration while a great cast leads the short stories "Over My Dead Body," "Theta Phi's Never Die," and "Vengeance is Mine."

DVD special features include a behind-the-scenes feature, trailers, and deleted scenes.

Synopsis
Three stories of horror connected through the pages of dead girls' diaries. In one, a ghostly apparition seeks revenge upon the man who betrayed her love and is responsible for her death. In another a mystical object helps a young woman reach out from beyond the grave to exact her revenge against the stuck up sisters of a college sorority. And in the third a young woman who has lost her way and her faith finds the answer to her prayers in the last place she would have expected. "Dead Girls" is a horror anthology similar to such classics of the genre as Tales From The Crypt, Trick 'R Treat, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Creepshow, and many others.

For more information visit the films website or Facebook



The Laughing Mask to Premiere October 31st


Lake Mary, Florida – Director Michael Aguiar and Bravestarr Pictures have completed production on the horror feature The Laughing Mask. Now, this title will have its World Premiere in Lake Mary, Florida (AMStar Cinema 12), before showing in other locations. The film is a kidnapping feature by way of Angel Heart (1987), with the film’s killer influence by the Shape from John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). Horror fans can preview the film’s release here.

The film’s plot involves a tormented man, named Jake (John Hardy). Jake has already lost his wife, Jaycee (Inge Uys), to the Laughing Mask and his daughter has just been kidnapped. Jake must team up with a dogged detective, Kate O’Malley (Sheyenne Rivers), to track down this killer and confront him in his own twisted haunt.





The Laughing Mask continues to gain in popularity. The film’s original trailer, on Youtube received over three hundred thousand views. The interest from the horror community led to a short film being developed into a feature, after financing was secured. As well, the film’s latest teaser, released September 2014, has already garnered over one hundred thousand hits. Much of the film’s popularity is based on the quality of film. The Laughing Mask was shot with the Red Epic Camera in 4K digital. The high quality film can be seen in the latest clip, hosted below.

Release Date: October 31st (World Premiere) and TBA (Wider Release).

Director: Michael Aguiar.
Cast: Fran Rafferty, Inge Uys, Gabriel Lee, Sheyenne Rivers, Thomas Noel Smith and Matt Ganey.

More on the film is available here: https://www.facebook.com/TheLaughingMask

Play Hooky Coming to DVD October 21st

New York, NY -- Wild Eye Releasing, a longtime sponsor of the PollyGrind Film Festival, has announced the upcoming October 21 DVD and VOD release of Frank S. Petrilli's Play Hooky. A hit among critics and audiences, the film took home the Most Innovative Film award at the PollyGrind Film Festival and is the first film to be released on Wild Eye's PollyGrind Presents label. Wicked Channel calledPlay Hooky "the best found footage film of 2014". 

Wild Eye CEO Rob Hauschild said, "Wild Eye is dedicated to giving independents like Play Hooky a position in the mainstream through traditional distribution and PollyGrind is ground zero for discovering true independent talent. Joining forces was the perfect step to propel both our missions."

Five high school friends skip class in hopes of finding the perfect spot to party. They chose the wrong place. Against all warnings, they break into an abandoned mental hospital, notorious for reports of ghost sightings, satanic rituals and demon possessions. Now, armed only with a camera, they are trapped inside, haunted and hunted by something they cannot stop, reason with, or describe. The camera captures every last breath in the fight for their lives.

Order Play Hooky on DVD

Play Hooky - Trailer from Wild Eye Releasing on Vimeo.

The DVD release of Play Hooky (SRP $14.95) will exclusively feature hours of bonus features: a feature length commentary with the director, cast and crew, an introduction by PollyGrind's Chad Clinton Freeman, two short films, bonus scenes, trailers, and an alternate ending.