This Day in Horror

24 July 2014

The Frog Brothers to Reunite at Twisted Tails Film Festival


July 24, 2014 – Dallas, TX – Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, Goonies, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) and Jamison Newlander (The Lost Boys) will both be in attendance for the fourth annual Twisted Tails Film Festival. Feldman will be available for signing Saturday, December 6th from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm ONLY at the Holiday Inn Dallas Park Cities, Dallas, Texas. The two of them will join Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado2: The Second One) and Andrew Divoff (The Wishmaster, Lost). Tickets are available at www.twistedtailsfilmfestival.com.

Submissions are open and can be submitted electronically to filmsubmissions@twistedtailsfilmfestival.com or via regular mail. There are no submission fees and selected films will be announced October 1, 2014.

Twisted Tails Film Festival is proud to work with Paws in the City for the second year in a row. 100% of the proceeds raised by Twisted Tails will be donated to Paws in the City, a nonprofit, all volunteer, no-kill organization dedicated to helping the abused, neglected and homeless animals of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

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22 July 2014

All Cheerleaders Die 2013 - REVIEW


All Cheerleaders Die was just released today  on DVD and Blu Ray but this has been available for viewing on streaming services for the past couple weeks.  I have heard some buzz about this one over the past month and couldn't wait to check it out.  It wasn't until I did a little research on it that I read that this is a remake of the 2001 movie titled All Cheerleaders Die.  I had no idea that this was a remake.  The most strange part about it too is that the people who remade it are the same who made the original.  How often does that happen??

Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) is devastated by the death of the head cheerleader die right in front of her while she was filming.  She wants to be the one to fill the spot on the cheer leading team and is not accepted at first but that changes quickly.  Maddy has fit in quite nicely and it is just a couple days before their senior year starts.  This is going to be one year none of them will soon forget!!

I realize I left my synopsis to your imagination.  I was so surprised by how this movie turned out I thought I would leave anyone who reads this review feeling a little of the same way.  By just the title of the film I knew this was going to fun but it really was a lot more fun than I anticipated.  It is tagged as a horror comedy and while it does have a few laughs here and there I did not think it was enough to added comedy to the genre.  That is just my opinion though.  

What I liked most about  this film is the story.  I haven't seen the original but I can say that this one is original, well original as you can get in Hollywood anymore.  The cast was comprised of all young actors and actresses and I really thought they all did a good job.  The lead Caitlin Stasey really stood out and if I hadn't read it on IMDB I would have never guessed she was from Australia.  Hides that accent well.  

I really did love this movie.  There isn't anything bad I really can say about it.  Never a dull moment and there wasn't anytime I got bored with it at all.  That is always a good thing.  I would rate this 6 out of 10 stars.  Definitely one you want to put on your watch list.  Stay twisted everyone!




18 July 2014

The Freaky Summer Issue of Girls and Corpses Has Arrived - PRESS RELEASE


The Freaky Summer issue of Girls and Corpses Magazine is here!
A tribute to the 1932 movie Freaks
with an amazing sideshow cover featuring:
Michael Berryman, Butch Patrick, Kirby Bliss Blanton,
Zombie Boy and half-man Short E. Dangerously


PREVIEW NEW ISSUE and COVER HERE: http://www.girlsandcorpses.com/
STORE to ORDER: http://www.girlsandcorpses.com/store/index.html


Girls and Corpses Magazine, known for outrageous horror/comedy and insane covers, have done it again with their best cover EVER! "I have always wanted to do a tribute to one of my favorite horror films, Freaks (1932) directed by Tod Browning (Frankenstein), explains Publisher/Deaditor-In-Chief Robert 'Corpsy" Rhine, adding, "We wanted to create the feel of 'Freaks' with all the sideshow performers, so we brought in horror icon MICHAEL BERRYMAN (The Hills Have Eyes), Tattooed Wonder ZOMBIE BOY (47 Ronin), KIRBY BLISS BLANTON (The Green Inferno) and BUTCH PATRICK (Eddie Munster). Finally, to represent the Amazing Johnny Eck from 'Freaks' we got real half-man SHORT E. DANGEROUSLY to do the famous one-handed handstand on our cover.


And... if that's not enough to freak you out, this freaky issue contains exclusive interviews with: ELI ROTH (The Green Inferno), NAOMI "PEPPER" GROSSMAN (American Horror Story), BILL OBERST JR (Circus Of The Dead), The Amazing LIZARDMAN, SON of LOBSTER BOY, CHANEL RYAN and CANDICE KITA (Circus of The Dead), BLOWFLY ('The Filthy Rapper') and Effects Wiz MARCUS KOCH. Also included are features on the SIDESHOW BABIES of Coney Island, DEATH CABARETS of Paris, behind-the-screams of the making of the classic 1932 film FREAKS and a photo shoot with a dead clown! Amateur Freak-of-The Month and more sick Last Laughs round out this special 'Freaks' Tribute issue.


So, get you freak on and preview this issue now: http://www.girlsandcorpses.com/ then pre-order here (ships August 1st): http://www.girlsandcorpses.com/store/index.html

14 July 2014

Horror Comedy "Dark Arc" Gets a trailer - PRESS RELEASE


Dan Zukovic's "DARK ARC", a bizarre and disturbing modern noir dark comedy called "Absolutely brilliant...truly and completely different..." in Film Threat, was recently released on DVD and Netflix through Vanguard Cinema (http://www.vanguardcinema.com/darkarc/darkarc.htm), and is currently debuting on Cable Video On Demand, including Fandor and snagfilms. The film had it's World Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival, and it's US Premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. Featuring Sarah Strange ("White Noise"), Kurt Max Runte ("X-Men", "Battlestar Gallactica",) and Dan Zukovic (director and star of the cult comedy "The Last Big Thing"). Featuring the Glam/Punk songs "Dark Fruition", "Ire and Angst", "F.ByronFitzBaudelaire" and a dark orchestral score by Neil Burnett.

TRAILER : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPeG4EFZ4ZM

07 July 2014

Shiver 2012 - REVEW


Recently I saw a preview for a movie called Shiver before I watched Camp Dread.  It looked interesting to say the least.  A couple horror veterans in the cast and what seemed to be a pretty solid story to boot.  The only thing i feared before watching was the boast of big stars in an indie movie meant they would make a brief cameo appearance and to try and trick the buying public that their favorite stars are the main stars of the film.  I rant about this a bit because it pisses me off but the stars listed on the box are actually the stars in this Indie horror film.

Wendy Alden (Danielle Harris) works her meaningless assistant job behind a desk everyday and can't bring herself to ask for a promotion and a raise.  Always coming up short on money she constantly has to borrow money from her bully of a Mother (Valerie Harper).  Wendy has no self confidence what so ever and this leaves her easy prey for a serial Killer on the loose, Franklin Rood (John Jarrat).  Franklin terrorizing the women he chooses for his killings and making them seem worthless before he mutilates them.  Will Wendy find the strength in herself to escape her killers grasp?

Regardless of the cast in this film, which i loved, I really did not hold high expectations for this movie and really only took a chance on it because it was super cheap on DVD.  I was pleasantly surprised with this film and the thing that most attracted me to it, the cast, was awesome.  One of Danielle's best performances in my opinion.  She really nails it.  Especially with a role you don't generally see Danielle in.

There are quite a few Wolf Creek fans out there that love John Jarrat, I am not one of them.  I absolutely hated Wolf Creek and thought it was boring as shit.  Having said that  I loved the performance of John Jarrat in this film as the killer.  He plays this part perfectly and a big 2 thumbs up for him.  The other notable in this one was Rae Dawn Chong.  She does not have a huge role but a good supporting one.  I have not seen her in a movie or TV for a long time it was nice to see her in this Indie film.  It doesn't look like she has aged a bit either.

I really enjoyed this movie from start to finish.  It keeps the audience involved throughout the whole movie with rarely a dull moment.  I recommend picking this one up.  I found it on Amazon.com for merely $6.99 and is well worth it.  I would rate this one 7 out of 10 stars.  As always stay twisted everyone!



30 June 2014

Slasher Studios Upcoming Film "Dismembering Christmas" Starts a Crowdfunding Campaign July 1st - PRESS RELEASE


Dismembering Christmas is the second slasher feature from the independent
film company known as Slasher Studios. In 2013, Slasher Studios released
their first slasher feature entitled Don’t Go to the Reunion. After
playing in over a dozen film festivals and winning several awards
(including Best Actress at Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival and
Audience Choice at Killer Film Fest), Slasher Studios is back with their
latest slasher and they need YOUR help!

A tribute to the glory days of holiday horror, Dismembering Christmas can
best be described as Friday the 13th meets Black Christmas. Have you ever
wanted a Friday the 13th set in the winter? Well..so did Slasher Studios
and that’s why they created this movie just for you. Practical effects
from beginning to end, likable characters, and a kick ass final
girl...what more could you want in a slasher?

PLOT
It was supposed to be a holiday vacation they would never forget, not a
holiday vacation they would never survive.

When Mark and his friends go up to his fathers new vacation home for
Christmas vacation, they were ready for a fun time. Out in the middle of
nowhere, the house is cheerfully decorated for Christmas. But an unknown
visitor is there, and one by one they are murdered. Its Christmas and not
a creature is stirring except the killer in the house...


CAST
Johnathon Krautkramer (Justin)
The hardest casting decision Slasher Studios has ever had to make. We had
over 30 actors audition for the role of Justin, the male lead, in
Dismembering Christmas. After much consideration, we are proud to announce
Johnathon Krautkramer as Justin. We worked with Johnathon on Don’t Go to
the Reunion and we are sure he’s going to be as bloody good here as he was
in that film.

Baker Chase (Mark)
Joining the Slasher Studios family from L.A. is up-and-coming actor Baker
Chase. Baker will be playing the role of Mark, the smooth talking but
down-to-earth rich kid, in Dismembering Christmas. He also appeared in
the horror anthology flick H-8, the indie comedy-drama Opening Night, and
the upcoming webseries Dating Pains.

Austin Bosley (Travis)
Slasher Studios would like to welcome Austin Bosley to the slasher family.
Austin is a Writer/Director/Actor on the web-series Survival of the
Dumbest and will be playing the role of Travis, the typical small town
kid who cares a bit more about girls than he does about his future, in
Dismembering Christmas.

Marla Van Lanen (Miss Harris)
We worked with her on Don’t Go to the Reunion as the bitchy Mrs. Sorensen
and now she’s back for Dismembering Christmas. Marla Van Lanen will be
playing the Miss Harris, the local woman who knows about the small town’s
dirty past. We are sure she’s going to kick some ass in this flick.

Scott Seagren (Lt Fuller)
We received over two dozen auditions for the role of Lt. Fuller and it was
a very difficult decision to make. With that being said, joining the
Slasher Studios family is Scott Seagren as Lt. Fuller, the hard-nosed cop
that knows a secret behind the town's dirty past. Scott also worked on the
webseries Survival of the Dumbest with Austin as well as wrote and
directed the short film Indemnity.


CREW
Austin Bosley (Director)
Austin Bosley, who will also be playing Travis in the film, will be
directing the new Slasher Studios holiday horror. Austin has a lot of
passion, energy, and excitement for both the genre as well as the script
we wrote. We couldn't be more excited to be working with him and we know
he’s going to do a killer job on this one.

Kevin Sommerfield (Co-Writer/Executive Producer)
Kevin Sommerfield is the co-writer and Executive Producer behind the
latest Slasher Studios slasher. He’s been a writer on every project
Slasher Studios has created including the short films Teddy, Popularity
Killer, and Blood Brothers. Last year he released the first feature from
the company, the 80’s slasher homage Don’t Go to the Reunion.

Andrew Beirl (Co-Producer)
Joining the Slasher Studios team as a co-producer (who has been a huge
help in casting, location scouting, and coming up with bloody good
Christmas style deaths) is Andrew Beirl. He's a hell of a good horror
friend and we are thrilled to have him as part of this project. He's also
the new co-host of Slasher Studios Horror Podcast so make sure to listen
in to catch all the slasher chat.

Zachary Allen (Co-Producer)
We worked with this madman on Don't Go to the Reunion and he's coming back
for Dismembering Christmas. Zachary Allen is back and this time he will be
co-producing our latest slasher as well as doing wardrobe as well as some
sure to be amazing set design.

29 June 2014

New Indie Horror Film "The Nightmare Man" Being Worked on - PRESS RELEASE


The Nightmare Man is being written by Jason Harlow, and Reece G Donnell.  This will be the directorial debut for Harlow and is set to star Aaron Taylor Morrow (Goosebumps, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Michael Seragon (The Night Before Easter), Kathy Sue Holtorf (Piranha 3DD) and Sonia Hopkins.  

A crowd funding campaign will be launching soon so keep your eyes open and keep a look out.

Synopsis: a young man can no longer establish the difference between dreams and reality after encountering a creepy figure known as The Nightmare Man.

Follow The Nightmare Man on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheNightmareManmovie