This Day in Horror

28 September 2012

First Sneak Peek of The Hospital Artwork

Producers with Deviant Pictures (Jim O’Rear, Daniel Emery Taylor, and Tommy Golden) released this sneak peek of the poster artwork for their highly anticipated new film, THE HOSPITAL today. The poster was created by renowned horror artist Billy Tackett and provides a glimpse of the madness yet to come.

THE HOSPITAL, featuring John Dugan (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE), Jim O’Rear (THE DEAD MATTER), Daniel Emery Taylor (RETURN OF THE SWAMP THING), Scott Tepperman (GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL), April Burril (CHAINSAW SALLY), and Jason Crowe (DEAD MOON RISING) was filmed in actual, undisclosed haunted locations and mixes themes from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hostel, Saw, and Paranormal Activity to bring to the screen what Tony Todd (CANDYMAN) says is, “the sickest shit since Rosemary’s Baby.”

The story is this… Old St. Leopold’s Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate for her senior class project. Unfortunately, she does not find ghosts. She, instead, finds Stanley… serial rapist, murderer, and psychopath. As the young girl becomes Stanley’s new pet, a team of young investigators descend on the hospital to “hunt some ghosts.” Stanley sees nothing but fun and games in his future. But, what Stanley does not know is that the hospital truly is haunted and the restless spirits there are not happy with what he has been doing.

Test screenings of the film begin in February with its international premiere scheduled for Germany in March.

More information and photos can be found by becoming a “friend” of THE HOSPITAL on Facebook:
www.Facebook.com/SIBpresentsThehospital

The Victim 2011 - REVIEW



Michael Biehn in his directorial debut with an action/suspense movie packed with twists, turns and alot of nudity.  A movie that was put together rather quickly.  The script was written in just 3 weeks while the filming only lasted all of 11 days.  Pretty impressive for it being Biehn's first movie and all.  A rushed movie is usually not a good thing but in this case it did not hurt in the least.

Mary (Danielle Harris) is having sex with Harrison (Ryan Honey) and is seemingly enthused about it.  When she gets a little smart with him he gets a little rough with her and accidentally breaks her neck.  This sends Mary's friend Annie (Jennifer Blanc) running through the woods hoping to find someone to help her escape.  She comes across a cabin in the middle of the woods and desperately bangs on the door trying to get someone to let her in.  The owner of the cabin is Kyle (Michael Biehn).  He lives a lonely life in the woods and does not want any trouble but very reluctantly opens the door to let her in.  She explains that her and her friend Mary were partying in the woods with 2 cops when Harrison killed her friend.  Now Kyle is involved with what he does not want to be involved in but little by little she earns his trust and he wants to help her.  Kyle is no stranger to law enforcement and knows how to take care of himself around cops.  With the deck stacked against them they are trying to defeat all odds and prove that a cop is guilty of murder.

I was rather impressed with what they did with this movie.  The story and the script were well written.  I enjoyed the movie from the beginning till the end.  The production quality seems a little cheap at times, but then again this is not a Hollywood blockbuster release.  If you rank this in the pile of direct to video movies that come out every year I would put this right at the top.  The performance of Michael, Danielle and Jennifer are fantastic.  I thought Michael did a tremendous job of playing the part that he did.  It's a side of him in acting that I have never seen before.  A dark, creepy character and yet he is also very vulnerable at times.  The one thing that I was not expecting was all the nudity that is in the movie.  While I am not complaining in the least, it was just unexpected. 

All in all I really enjoyed watching The Victim.  I really did not know what to expect when I picked this up at Best Buy the day it came out.  I knew it was coming out soon and they had just had the premiere in Hollywood the night before Michael and Jennifer made their appearance at Horrorhound a few weeks ago.  I went all out and got the Blu Ray version which looked pretty good, not great.  Since I purchased this 2 weeks ago I have watched it 2 times.  I usually do not watch a movie more than once in that short of time but this one deserved another look.  The gritty, sleazy look that this movie has is unmistakable and makes one hell of a movie for Michael's first film in the directors chair.  I'm looking forward to more movies put out by him in the future. 

The Tentacle's Claw 2012 - REVIEW

I was never much into the 50's style Scifi films. Maybe it just wasn't my era or maybe it was just that I'd already been spoiled by the advancements in the film industry, I don't know. But I have seen many of them, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Blob, Godzilla, etc. and I always found them interesting and entertaining but not really something that I'd go back and watch over and over.

The Tentacle's Claw is the story of one man's quest to use the power of mind control to take over the world, and the one woman who could stop him. Dr. Demonious Horlack (Jim Parsons) has set up his laboratory of horrors in a quiet, seaside town. The former Nazi scientist has devised a way to control simple creatures using the power of the mind. With the help of his assistant Gunda (Geri Lynn Mackey), he has gained power over a giant cephalopod, and is using the creature as his personal assassin. Fortunately for the people of the planet, there is a schoolteacher, Marie LeMay (Tara Manuel), living in the same town. As the traumatic tentacle attacks start to take their gruesome toll, Marie begins to unlock innate, psychic abilities. Her brain scientist boyfriend, Professor Dick Goodwin (Mark Smallwood), helps her recognize the potential she has deep within the recesses of her mind. The stage is set for an epic, psychic showdown. But can she prevail...

I'm not sure what director Michael Rigler (who was also the writer) told his cast before shooting but it must've been something along the lines of "Have you ever seen the old school, tongue-in-cheek, B-movie style creature features? I want that but waaaaaaay over the top!" Why do I think this? Because every single actor in this film played it that way. It was fantastic! All the over the top facial expressions and raised eyebrows. The long drawn out dramatic pauses. Manuel nailed her part of the damsel in distressed turned would be heroine. Parsons was insanely funny, especially in the delivery of lines like "Your dick can't hear you." Bahahahaha! I caught myself laughing out loud on several occasions. Smallwood was great as well. He had that classic role of the sensitive yet chauvinistic wanna save the day man and played it very well. I was surprised when I went over to the IMDb page and saw that this is a first film for a lot of the players involved. So, my hats off to you.

What I really liked most about this one is that it never in any way shape or form took itself seriously. Rigler did exactly what he intended to do and that was to respectfully poke fun at the creature features of old. It's very well written and extremely enjoyable and I had totally misjudged this film. It's a microbudget film shot entirely in Corner Brook, New Foundland using locals. I'd like to think that people who have a sense of humor and actually take it at face value will get enjoyment out of it but there are those people out there that will watch it and over think it and then say it's just bad and it'll be because they just don't get it. Horror, no... not at all. Gory, no... not at all. But if you're looking for a fun, quirky film to make you giggle, this is definitely it. Visit The Tentacle's Claw website and Facebook page for more information.


Warehouse 13 Mid-Season Finale Shocker

WAREHOUSE 13 BATTLES ONE OF THEIR OWN IN THE SHOCKING MID-SEASON FINALE MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 AT 9PM ON SYFY

The Warehouse’s battle against an unspeakable power that has steadily consumed Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) comes to a devastating conclusion in the Warehouse 13 mid-season four finale, airing on Syfy Monday, October 1 at 9PM (ET/PT).

Explains Jack Kenny, Executive Producer, Warehouse 13: “In a surprising and thrilling culmination of the evil that Artie created when he used Magellan's Astrolabe in the season premiere, Eddie, Myka, Claudia and Steve chase Artie across the world to prevent him from unleashing a far worse menace on humanity.”

Warehouse 13 returns in April 2013 with 10 all-new episodes of season four.

Warehouse 13 follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota, which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly), Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) and Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him control the Warehouse itself.

Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner.

Legacy of Death Productions Announces Release of Horror Comic Death Shriek


Dennis John Glinski, is an artist/musician from Buffalo, NY. As an artist he enjoys working in different media (pencils, ink, markers, paints). His craft ranges from horror artwork for books, posters, bands CDs and shirts. Dennis has also drawn family friendly artwork for children's books. When not drawing, Dennis is the lead vocalist for death metal band, Grave Descent and doom metal band, Darkapathy. His free time is spent with his wonderful wife and son.


In the mid 1990s, Legacy of Death was a publisher of comics. In 1998, LOD went into hiatus. In the summer of 2011, Legacy of Death went back to it's roots, a beginning of a new comic book titled: DEATH SHRIEK: a Horror Anthology. Dennis contacted 4 underground Metal bands (one being his own band, Grave Descent) to be featured in the comic with a horror story based on the band’s song. After getting the bands to sign on board, Dennis contacted guest artists to do three (of the four) stories. These being; Kam Lee -musician/artist from Florida, best know for lead vocals in the band Massacre, Dave Gutierrez –artist/musician from New Jersey, Dan Dittmer –tattoo artist/artist from Minnesota, leaving Dennis to do the Grave Descent story. Dennis has developed a new character by the name of The Mosh Keeper, who will be the host and introduce each story. November 2012, will mark the release of DEATH SHRIEK No. 1. In 2013, Death Shriek No. 2 and others will be released.

Horror mastermind Dennis John Glinski's New Horror comic book anthology featuring 4 stories, each based on an Underground Death Metal band's song. Also the Horror host -Mosh Keeper makes his first appearance.
With artwork by Dennis John Glinski and guest artists -Kam Lee, Dave Gutierrez, Dan Dittmer, Brad Moore, Bob Bieber and MonsterMatt Patterson.
Featured bands: Derketa, Grave Descent, Hubris, Rottrevore
Release date: November 2012
Full color glossy cover, b&w interior, 32 pages

Contact Dennis at:
legacyofdeath@roadrunner.com
www.legacyofdeathusa.com

Dedfest 2012 Announces Film Line Up

Dedfest ‘12
“Just when you thought it was safe... we're back!”

In conjunction with Dedfest Edmonton, Victoria will be premiering the slate of Dedfest films with the Victoria Dedfest Horror Film Festival. This event begins Saturday, Oct. 6th, following the Victoria Zombie Walk on the same day. This is the second year for the film festival!

Victoria Dedfest will screen 4 feature films: Night of the Living Dead, Creepshow, V/H/S, and Famine. A special guest director, Ryan Nicholson, will be in attendance for a Q & A after the final screening. Plus, there will be: prizes, vendors, vintage trailers and more!! The schedule:

3:30pm Screening: Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The original zombie classic directed by George A. Romero.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gUKvmOEGCU

5:15 Screening: Creepshow (1982)
This will be Creepshow’s 30th Anniversary Screening!
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_6vtAmFnkA
 



7:30 Screening:V/H/S (2012)
This is an insane found footage anthology, which has been called "the scariest, rawest horror film of the year!"
*this is the film’s Provincial Premiere!
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LfLDeXLmAw







 9:30 Screening: Famine (2012)
This film is an over-the-top new slasher/comedy feature from Canadian splatter king, Ryan Nicholson of Gutterballs, and Hanger fame.
This will be the film’s British Columbian Premiere! The filmmaker will be in attendance!
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LDoBN217-w




When: Saturday, October 6th - Doors @ 3pm - First Show at 3:30 - Show ends at 11pm.

Where: The Vic Theatre, 808 Douglas St, Victoria, B.C.

**Advance tickets are available at Absolute Underground (1215 Government St) - $15 for full festival pass or $10 per individual show. $10 Full Fest Passes available at the door to anyone in Zombie make-up or horror costume.

More Victoria Event info here: http://www.facebook.com/events/175647359226686/

More info on the Edmonton Festival line-up here: http://www.dedfest.com/

27 September 2012

Lake Placid: The Final Chapter 2012 - REVIEW

If you've been following along, you should already know that I am a Syfy junkie. If left to my own devices, I will veg out on Syfy for an entire weekend. Yes, they're cheesy and corny and sometimes not all that great but you HAVE to admit that they are, more often than not, FUN.

Touted as the fourth and final entry into the Lake Placid franchise, The Final Chapter picks up where 3 left off with Reba (Yancy Butler) injured but still alive in a grocery store. After the credits roll, the action picks up pretty quick and introduces us to a whole new cast (save for Butler) including Elisabeth Rohm as Sheriff Theresa Giove and an engineer from the Army Corp of Engineers who apparently came to town with his son Max (Benedict Smith) to install a massive electrified fence around the entire lake. It's about TIME! They hint early on that they've populated the woods with other wildlife to make sure these extremely rare crocs have plenty to snack on BUT... throw in a scientist greedy for more information, a poacher (Robert Englund) and his crew and a bus load of teenagers and it's not long before the crocs are blessed with an all you can eat biped buffet.

Robert Englund graces the screen as the latest Bickerman, a name that has become synonymous in the Lake Placid films. It seems he's a distant cousin who's not too thrilled about being left out of the "family fortune" and decides to get it the hard way. Let's face it, no matter what Englund does he always does it 100% and there's no exception here. He brings the creepy and the funny and definitely helps make the film more fun with his one liner deliveries. I don't care what anyone says, I freaking love Yancy Butler. I know that she's had her battles with addiction but she seems to be on the mend. At least it looks that way in this film. I found myself laughing out loud at some of her line delivery. She's gorgeous and she's a great actress. Mock me if you will, I don't care. Together, she and Englund completely steal the show from lead Elisabeth Rohm. And speaking of Rohm, I've never been a huge fan of hers. I've watched her in Angel and Law and Order and she always came off as wooden to me with very little facial expression BUT she proved me wrong in this one. Her performance here was pretty solid throughout and she managed to hold her own.

So, is this installment as cheesy as other Syfy originals? Yes and no. Sorry, that's the best answer I can give you! To me, they all have a certain amount of cheese but that's what makes them so enjoyable. In the realm of all things Syfy, it's one of the better originals. You get some pretty nice scenic shots and you guys will have a few tidbits of eye candy to look at as well. Not to mention, there's some pretty stellar acting. There's nothing really overly original about it but I'd suspect if you've found your way to this channel, originality is not something you're looking for to begin with and if you're a fan like me, you'll definitely enjoy this one.

Lake Placid: The Final Chapter premieres on Syfy September 29 at 9/8C.


25 September 2012

It's a Wrap for Deadly Revisions


The independent feature DEADLY REVISIONS—a twisted tale of terror from PIX/SEE Productions—has completed principal photography. 

In DEADLY REVISIONS an amnesiac horror film writer (Bill Oberst Jr.) finds hypnotherapy and nightmares reveal memories that might or might not be real…and that might or might not be deadly. The film’s twisted blend of mystery, psychological thriller and horror is tasty fodder for fans of numerous genres.

“Filming was an amazing experience,” says writer/director Gregory Blair. “The amount of creativity among the cast and crew led to all kinds of surprises and discoveries…all of which are really going to be fun for folks to see in the finished product.”

But each phase of the project has been blessed with success: the screenplay was first a finalist in a past Horror Screenplay Contest; then, the teaser trailer for the film was honored with a screening at the New Media Film Festival earlier this year, thanks in part to the team at FilmBreak.com.

And the cachet doesn’t end there. The cast is led by international sensation Bill Oberst Jr. who was crowned “King of Horror” earlier this year by Erebus Horror and is also the human monster of the recently Emmy Award winning “Take This Lollipop”. Oberst is very familiar with playing monsters and bad guys; with his role as the haunted writer Grafton Torn, Bill gets to play both sides of the fence because he may be a monster and may be a victim. The audience has to try to figure it out.

The film now heads into post-production. During this time, fans can keep posted via the official DEADLY REVISIONS website, Facebook and Twitter. And, if that isn’t enough, fans can claim their own piece of the action: for a few bucks, folks can get their name associated with the film on the official website or on IMDB; they can actually be a producer, get a piece of movie swag—even get invited to the premiere! The DEADLY REVISIONS website is set up to make that happen.

“So join us and be an accessory,” Blair quips. “It’s an opportunity to die for!"

DEADLY REVISIONS is set for a 2013 release. For updates, visit:

The official DEADLY REVISIONS website: http://www.DeadlyRevisionsMovie.com

Check out the DEADLY REVISIONS teaser trailer for a sneak peek!

22 September 2012

Girls and Corpses 2013 Calender is Unleashed


The Girls and Corpses Calendar is back for 2013

Featuring beautiful covergirl ANDY SAN DIMAS as Queen Necrophiti

Back by popular deadmand, the Girls and Corpses 2013 Calendar is now shipping. "This is by far our wildest calendar ever," promises Deaditor-In-Chief Robert "Corpsy" Rhine adding, "We continually get requests for our calendar but we waited for two years to get some fantastic SEXY images and this year is already selling more than the last three."

Models and celebrities for the 2013 Girls and Corpses Calendar include: Tera Patrick, Gilbert Gottfried, Joslyn James, Allie Haze, Andy San Dimas, Natasha Marley, Sensi Pearl. Ariana Madix, JessIca Morris, Hollie Stevens (RIP), Heidi Shepherd, Carla Harvey, Chastity Lynn, Chelsea Fairbush, Snake Babe, Mistress Malice, Jessica Custudio and Jennifer Cambra.

Girls and Corpses made only 500 collectors copies for 2013, so order soon because they will be snapped up quickly. Full color, heavyweight paper, spiral binding on top and comes body-bagged for freshness.

Order the Girls and Corpses calendar at Corpsemart now: http://girlsandcorpses.com/store/index.html

Now you can have rotten sexiness year round!

Not sold in stores or graveyards.

20 September 2012

Screaming In High Heels 2012 - REVIEW



When you mention the term "Scream Queen" there are a number of women who come to mind.  In the 1980's there were three in particular that was stealing the screen and recognition in Horror movies.  They were Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, and Linnea Quigley.  Some movies they were in together, others maybe just 2 of them, but one thing is for sure.  Horror movies in the 80's would not have been the same without these 3 women.  Wouldn't it be great if they made a documentary movie featuring just these 3 women?  Wait no more!  Screaming In High Heels is here to tell the story of the 3 most recognized scream queens of the 1980's and early 90's.

Screaming in High Heels is jammed packed with interviews from people in the industry as well as the review of the film careers of Brinke, Michelle, and Linnea.  From the start of their career to the scream queens in their heyday when they were the most requested actresses in the business.  One of the main reasons is that they were willing to do nude scenes and they could actually act too.  Clips from all of their movies are all throughout the documentary showing the audience just how many movies they were in and how important to the era that they really were.  Some of the interviews that are featured are with Fred Olen Ray, David DeCoteau and a Slumber Party Massacre fan named Jarrod Clayton Cox.  Highlighting an era were women ruled the screen and everyone couldn't get enough of slasher movies and nude screaming women.

I heard about this movie a while back and could not wait for it to come out and I was not disappointed.  The interviews were very well done.  Talking with some of the great directors in the business at the time when these girls were tearing up the big screen and great clips from some awesome movies such as: Slumber Party Massacre starring Brinke Stevens (for about 10 minutes or so anyway) Sorority Babes in the Slimeball O Rama starring Brinke and Linnea, and also Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers starring Linnea and Michelle.  The whole documentary itself was directed very well and did a great job paying tribute to these 3 beautiful women and the Horror genre in general.

I have been watching Horror movies since before I lost my first tooth and I have seen probably every movie in the IMDB profiles for each lady here.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching these women tell the story of their careers, how they go in the business and how much they enjoyed making the movies we all love.  I am a big fan of Horror movie documentaries ever since I watched Never Sleep again.  It really is great to hear all the stories behind the scenes and all the hidden things in the business that you don't know about unless you were there.  Although these women are all past their heyday and honestly looking a little rough (especially Linnea) it is still awesome to hear them talk so passionately about what they loved to do.  If anyone has read Crystal Lake Memories, a fantastic book by the way, alot of the actresses that were in those movies especially the early ones did not think too much of the movies or even the genre.  It was just a paycheck, something to put on their resume to get the bigger role they were holding out for.  It's really good to hear from people who love the genre and everything about what they do.  This is a definite must see for any Slasher fan or just a Horror fan in general.



16 September 2012

First Trailer for Sci-Fi Thriller Gemini Rising Released


In the darkness of space, an alien spacecraft is discovered. The film Gemini Rising explores the possibilities of alien technology when used by the wrong people. An underground experiment, back on Earth, uses this technology to create an army of drones. Director Dana Schroeder’s sci-fi thriller brings both humanity and nefarious plans together in the film’s first trailer.

In the trailer, Colonel Cencula (Lance Henriksen) finds his plans going awry when an agent decides to foil the plot. Lisa Morgan (Amy Hathaway) hopes to intervene before disaster arises. Meanwhile, other characters are caught in the Colonel’s path of destruction, including a brainwashed doctor played by Dave Vescio.

Compared to Kill Bill and the Manchurian Candidate, fans of science fiction can view the film’s first trailer listed below.

Director: Dana Schroeder.
Producers: Peter Tunney, Fabian Winkelmann, Cyril O’Reilly and John Rogers.
Cast: Lance Henriksen, Amy Hathaway, Brian Krause, John Savage, Dave Vescio and Art Evans.

The film’s synopsis is here:

“Lisa Morgan is an ex-homeland security agent and highly competent martial artist who gets drawn into the nefarious plans of the egomaniacal Colonel Cencula. He runs a top secret research facility, buried in an extinct volcano on an uncharted tropical island. Cencula plans to use Alien technology to build an army of drone soldiers.

Our heroine becomes an unwitting accomplice to the rogue Colonel’s plans until she discovers the true nature of the research. She must stop him from succeeding at all cost.”

Homepage: http://www.geminirisingfilm.com/

Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gemini-Rising-Film/174692862581110

15 September 2012

Kevin Smith to Guest Judge Next Face Off Episode

KEVIN SMITH APPEARS IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF FACE OFF, FOLLOWED BY THE PREMIERE OF NEW REALITY COMPETITION SERIES, HOT SET, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 ON SYFY 

New York, NY – September 13, 2012 – Writer, director and superhero aficionado Kevin Smith guest judges on an all-new episode of Face Off, Tuesday, September 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy. In the episode, the contestants are teamed up in pairs and tasked with creating an original superhero and sidekick duo. Season two winner Rayce Bird is also on hand to assist the contestants with their designs.

Immediately following Face Off, a visually stunning new competition series, Hot Set, debuts at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Each week, the series will feature two Hollywood production designers competing in an extreme design challenge to create original movie sets inspired by the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. Radio and television personality Ben Mankiewicz hosts, and judging the competition are some of the most renowned names in the SFX world -- -- three-time Art Director’s Guild Award nominee Curt Beech (The Coup, The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez); two-time Oscar nominee Lilly Kilvert (The Last Samurai, Legends of the Fall); and Art Director’s Guild Award nominee Barry Robison (X- Men Origins, The Chronicles of Narnia).

In the premiere, production designers Abra and Craig have just three days and a budget of $15,000 to conceive and build a film quality world -- a devastated alien landscape to be explored by a crash-landed astronaut. The designers draw support from their skilled team of carpenters and scenic painters, the expansive Hot Set supply room, and many of the special effects houses located in Hollywood. When time is up, the production designers have 30 minutes to shoot a scene on their original set.

Face Off and Hot Set are productions of Mission Control Media, with Dwight D. Smith and Michael Agbabian serving as executive producers. Derek Atherton also serves as executive producer on Face Off. Aliyah Silverstein is an executive producer on Hot Set.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Light Productions Launches Website and Trailer for Ahtanum

The Sizzle for Ahtanum has officially launched!

Ahtanum has recently announced an official website and Official Facebook page, please find the attached links at the bottom of the release.

As we're on the final stages of our Indiegogo Funding Process we are hoping to make a late surge in donations. We have a diverse package of Perks for the Indiegogo that ranges from multiple dollars worth of Movies, Music, and more. Please Enjoy the onset stills from our recent Ahtanum Shoot. Teaser will drop early in the week!

Logline:

It all begins with a secret, one that has been kept hidden in the woods of Central Washington for decades… an unsuspecting group of college students gather for a weekend party and festivities when the group begins disappearing one by one. What’s even more terrifying is the revelation behind it.


Created and Written by: Blake McKinney, Cliff Goldsmith, Kyle Wilson, and Michael J. Mitchell.

Directed by: Cliff Goldsmith

Director of Photography: Josh Hodgins

Talent Attached: Ashton Leigh & Christopher Waun

Ahtanum Official Website >> http://www.ahtanumMovie.webs.com

Ahtanum Official Facebook >> https://www.facebook.com/AhtanumMovie

Ahtanum Indiegogo >> https://www.indiegogo.com/ahtanumMovie

Light Productions & JH Productions LLC Teaser Demo >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC1ZnOHtJpY

Children of Sorrow Trailer Released

The first trailer for Children of Sorrow, from Rogue River director Jourdan McClure and writer Ryan Finnerty has just been released. In the film a young woman embeds herself in a cult looking for answers to her sister’s disappearance, only to find a dark secret within the cult and an even darker secret within herself. 

Director Jourdan McClure says, "Children Of Sorrow" is unlike anything I thought I would do. It’s really my attempt at a P.O.V Mocku-horror film with roots in the slice of life genre. The story is told through the lenses of diegetic devices. This is not found footage but this style utilizes elements of the FF aesthetic along with the documentary presentation to make something unnerving and interesting.”

The film stars Bill Oberst Jr. as self-help guru Simon Leach, Hannah Levien and Whitney Nielsen

The film’s official synopsis:

“A young woman embeds herself in a cult looking for answers to her sisters disappearance, only to find a dark secret within the cult and an even darker secret within herself.

COS is pretty unlike anything I thought I would do. It’s really my attempt at a P.O.V Mocku-horror film with roots in the slice of life genre. The story is told through the lenses of diegetic devices. This is not found footage but utilizes elements of the FF aesthetic along with the documentary presentation to make something unnerving and interesting.”

Director: Jourdan McClure
Writer: Ryan Finnerty

Monsters, Music & More at Scares That Care Benefit


Monsters, Music & More - a benefit for Scares That Care

The team that brought you Club Party Monster, BloodFeast, Glamour, BlowPop, and Infected Mushroom (Cleveland) is pushing the limits again with an all new production this Halloween.

**All the performers/promoters/musicians/staff are DONATING their services for this event. ALL PROFITS will be donated to charity!!**

All Ages; $15adv/$20 @ door

Date: October 27, 2012 9 pm EDT

Location:
The Ironworks
45 Bate St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hosted by:
Comedian/Film star Vampire Santa (www.thevampiresanta.com)
Local Personality George the Zombie

Chinese Auction, Door Prizes, Costume Contests, & more to be announced.

Performances:
Cy-Fi & Black Hearts - www.facebook.com/pages/Cy-Fi/145483735482429
Pittsburgh's infamous DJ/Model teams up with Black Hearts to debut their nationally touring sparx performance. Watch as these lovely ladies defy sanity by using high powered industrial angle grinders to create mind blowing performance art.

Lou Garou - www.facebook.com/lougarouband
The bad boys of the burgh are back and ready to raise hell & lots of $ for Scares That Care. Come see these horror masters at work!

RadioActive - www.facebook.com/radioactiverox

Special Guests:
Pittsburgh's LivingDead Girl - www.facebook.com/Rosemarywoodhouse11
John Russo
The Pittsburgh Steelman - https://www.facebook.com/pittsburghsteelman
Cambria GreenMan - https://www.facebook.com/pages/GreenMan/142762762473551
George Kasana

Sponsored by:
Black Hearts Clothing - www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Hearts-Clothing/188583197823796
New Dimension Comics - www.ndcomics.com/
Slacker - www.facebook.com/pages/Slacker-Southside-Pgh/204458688125
Steel City Zombies - www.steelcityzombies.com/

“Scares That Care!” is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides money, toys and other items to help sick children. We have two other programs consisting of “Scares For Pairs,” where we help women fighting breast cancer; We also have partnered with horror icon Kane Hodder, and we created the “I Helped Kane” program, where we provide assistance to those children who have suffered serious burn injuries.
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This will be a great charity event just in time for Halloween, so get out there and show your support for great local artists and Scares That Care!

12 September 2012

Asunder 2012 - REVIEW


Marriage can be a fickle beast.  Sometimes it's good, others it's bad and you wish you never would have said the words "I do".  Your life becomes revolved around the fact that you would rather be anywhere but at home because it's just way too depressing.  On the other hand your life may not be as bad a you really make it out to be.

Josh (Lewis Harris II) is on his way out for the night and his wife Melanie (Lou Cifer) is not very happy about it. Nagging at him for always going out and not staying at home with her. Josh explains that he goes out every Monday evening with his friends. He invites her to come along but she replies with "I don't like your friends!" He leaves and meets up with his friends at the bar. When Josh is at the bar ordering drinks a very beautiful woman catches his eye on the dance floor. He has made the decision to go and talk to her and ask her to dance. He has no idea what he is in for!

The production of the movie was is very good.  The really 2 gripes I have is the techno music and there is a scene were the music drowns out the sound.  Because of that I would have to rate the sound overall not great.  The acting while not spectacular was not too bad.  The character of Melanie was especially played well.  She reminded me of my ex wife, so I really didn't like her very much.  But she plays the part of a nagging bitch to perfection.  I hated her inside of 30 seconds.  The effects in this movie were especially good.  There are a few scenes toward the end in particular.  I am not going to describe them in fear that I will give too much away.  When you watch it you will know what I am talking about.

Overall I enjoyed watching this short.  It lasts about 10 minutes which is plenty of time to get the point across.  There are some shorts out there that lack a good story and the delivery of that story.  I think the director did a good job with the delivery.  This film does have a very creepy, dark and almost devilish feel to it.  Temptation is a powerful thing especially when a woman is the one doing the tempting.  Stay twisted everyone!

10 September 2012

I Am Nancy 2011 - REVIEW



Recovering from the Horrorhound Convention I just attended with the one and only Gore Whore, I decided to sit back and watch the documentary I purchased from Heather Lagenkamp's table.  Finally meeting Heather was a great moment of the weekend for me.  Since I purchased I am Nancy on Friday evening I have been biting at the bit to watch it.  Horror fans and more specifically fans of the Nightmare series strap in for this one!

We start in a tattoo parlor with a man who is getting his Freddy tattoo filled in and added to it with Heather Lagenkamp  observing and talking to him about the process of deciding on the tattoo and his passion for the Nightmare on Elm Street series.  What about getting a tattoo of Nancy?  This is just were it starts.  From here the camera is following Heather around to conventions around the world with her signing autographs and also interviewing the fans.  While she sees at the conventions Robert England gets more attention and promotion than she does, she is determined to find Nancy memorabilia.  There is a segment with Heather and Robert talking about the series and Nancy, and also Heather talking to Wes Craven on his take on the character Nancy.  All through the autobiographical documentary there are also clips from the movies themselves depicting Nancy's strong will and her fights with Freddy.

I Am Nancy was very well put together from the clips that are shown from the movies to the interviews with the fans from around the world.  Heather is so terrific in this with the fans and very friendly and approachable.  There are a ton of merchandise and promotions for Freddy, but this is all about Nancy.  What a great job to spotlight one of the most notable and strongest "final girl" in Horror movie history.  I can't emphasize enough how well the segments in this film were put together.  From the sound to the high quality of it as well.  Heather's commentary is outstanding and after all she did play Nancy and knows the character the best.

I really enjoyed this film death.  I did not want it to end, it could have been 2 hours longer and I still would have been in the same spot with my eyes glued to the television.  I have always been a HUGE Nancy fan.  Not only is she a fantastic final girl she is so much stronger and fearless than the rest and puts herself in the situation to destroy her night stalker not waiting for him to come to her.  The character of Nancy really can be an inspiration for us all.  I never thought of it like that before but after seeing this it all makes so much sense.  Now when i see someone or even Heather tell somebody to "be Nancy", I will know exactly what that means.  It is something that everyone can relate to.  I am very glad to have the opportunity to purchase this film and view it.  I have been a fan of the Nightmare series since I saw Part 3 (yes, I saw them out of order) when I was 7 years old.  Nancy was always my favorite character in the series.  I highly recommend this movie especially for Nightmare fans.  Stay twisted everyone, and Be Nancy!