This Day in Horror

25 October 2012

Halloween II 1981 - REVIEW



Two years after John Carpenter changed the face of Horror forever with the original Halloween, comes the sequel that picks up right were the original left off.  All the main cast returning, well the ones that survived anyway.  Most importantly the William Shatner masked killer is at it again after being shot by Dr Loomis in the first installment.

Picking up were we left off 2 yrs prior, Dr Loomis (Donald Pleasence) just shot Michael Myers (Dick Warlock) 6 times.  Michael got up and walked away from the front lawn not to be found.  Dr Loomis is sure to find him again with the help of Sheriff Brackett (Charles Cyphers).  The Sheriff gets bad news though that the house across the street from were Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) had it out with Myers, was the dead body of the Sheriffs daughter.  Michael now thought to be dead due to someone looking like him being hit by a car.  Dental records do show otherwise, and yet again the manhunt starts for Michael.  Michael makes his way to the hospital Laurie is in and looks to finish what he started earlier that night.

 The one thing about this movie that sticks out is the fact that it moves at a much faster pace than the original.  Don't get me wrong the original is awesome but it did drag at times and took a while for Michael to really get going.  The soundtrack on this is essentially the same.  That's a good thing, the Halloween theme song is one of the most notable jingles in Horror movie history.  On a creepy scale of 1-10 the soundtrack gets an 11.  So eerie and spooky, it really depicts what Halloween is all about.  All of the characters that survived the original are in this one in some way, shape or form with some new added faces mainly the hospital staff.  I do think the acting in this movie is fairly cheesy but not really in a bad way.  I thought everyone did a stand out job, especially Donald Pleasence who is always so good.

This installment in the long running Halloween series is my favorite.  I do like them all but this one always stood out to me as the best.  I love the faster pace from the first one and how the story kinda takes a twist toward the end.  I could probably mention it because I'm sure everyone reading this has seen this awesome movie, but in the interest of no spoilers I will not.  I did just pick up the Blu Ray just released by Scream Factory with the TV version of it.  It had been a long time since I had watched the TV version and I loved every minute of it.  If you haven't seen this movie and you are a Horror fan, well then shame on you.  I highly recommend this for Halloween night viewing.  Stay twisted everyone!

24 October 2012

See the Sexier, Slimmer, More Sinister Version of The Devil Within: Rise of Evil

The Devil Within: Rise of Evil 
 “Sexier, Slimmer and more Sinister!”
The audience spoke and the filmmakers listened. The Devil Within was originally released on DVD in June of 2010. In anticipation of its first appearance on video-on-demand, The Devil Within has undergone several changes. The film has been retitled The Devil Within: Rise of Evil and now, there is a new cut. The Devil Within: Rise of Evil is faster paced, bloodier and sexier than its original version.

At the heart of this horror title is a love story between Sirena (Elizabeth Di Prinzio) and John (Grey Damon). This relationship is put to the test at a pool party when Sirena’s rivals try to pull John away from her. As well, a killer enters the mix and he has his eyes set squarely on Sirena. Having sliced out any scenes that lagged in the original, this title is now more focused on what matters. This new cut introduces more blood in the film’s twist(ed) ending and gore fans will find something shocking in the finale. As well, the love scenes between John and Sirena are more explicit and the scenes of topless girls at the pool party have been extended! This latest version gives horror fans what they want: more violence and more sex! 
The Devil Within: Rise of Evil has also been remastered. Many local Los Angeles artists have contributed to the film’s new soundtrack. Actress Elizabeth Di Prinzio adds her melodic vocals to a track. And artists Emii, Day Above Ground and The Sammus Theory also add rock tracks to the film’s score. With a new score and remastered audio on the release, the film has a fuller atmosphere and a faster tempo to the film.

The Devil Within: Rise of Evil stars the best in the horror genre. Actor Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies) plays the very creepy Principal Edwards. Oberst’s character stalks the party-goers and Sirena in a very strange fashion. What is he doing there? Actress Elizabeth Di Prinzio (Scary or Die) is the protagonist of the film and the focus of a shadowy figure. As well, Grey Damon (“True Blood”) plays John, Sirena’s very distracted boyfriend. When the alcohol flows, sexual conflicts and competitions begin. The tension increases when a mysterious killer enters the fray. What kind of a monster would murder a handicapped girl?

Release Date: October 12th (Video-on-demand, Amazon) and Q4, 2012 (Netflix, iTunes).
Director: Tom Hardy.
Writer: Matt Dean.
Executive producers: Randy Aldridge, and Cindy Aldridge.
Cast: Bill Oberst Jr., Elizabeth Di Prinzio, Grey Damon, Ryn Harrison, Peyten Aldridge.
The film’s official website is here: http://www.thedevilwithinfilm.com/
A Facebook fan page is here: https://www.facebook.com/TheDevilWithinRiseOfEvil



Director Trevor Juenger Releases First Trailer for Horror Film Coyote

Coyote
“Sleep is the Enemy”
The first trailer for Coyote, an art-house horror film from director Trevor Juenger, has been released. In the film Bill Oberst Jr. plays an insomniac writer whose sleep-deprived hallucinations distort reality until his paranoia leads him to extreme violence. Coyote also stars Bill Finkbiner, Victoria Mullen and Tasha Zebrowski.

St. Louis-based director Trevor Juenger wrote the script for the micro-budget feature with Oberst in mind and he flew the actor to the midwest for a month of filming during the worst heatwave in decades. Oberst says: "That script was brutal, raw, explicit and offensive. The shoot was even more so. This film won't be for everyone. But Juenger reminds me so much of a young Lynch with a dash of Cronenberg that, I had to work him. I could not resist. We did this with no money, only passion for the experiment."


Of his lead actor Juenger says "I was listening to an interview with Bill Oberst Jr. today where he said his best asset is keeping quiet. Well, I have to disagree. I like a belligerent, aggressive, maniacal Bill Oberst Jr., screaming and threatening people. That is his strength. I don't think real mental illness is a quiet one. Bill embodies the abusive dad, boyfriend, or whatever misogynistic ugliness you experienced growing up. You can't stand up to him, when he's on the screen. Instead, he leaves you like a battered housewife, exhausted and helpless, yet attracted to the abuse.”
Coyote is an attempt to blend the arthouse genre, in which Juenger has primarily worked, with horror. The director admits it is a risky experiment: "If this is a horror movie (everyone assures me it is), it's unlike any horror film I've seen. I think we used the horror fundamentals that fit, and then threw away the book. Good, bad, revolting, or brilliant, I can't quite say. I can say its something fresh though. Someone called it David Lynch directs Falling Down. As much as I hate the Lynch comparisons, I thought that was fitting. It's what I wanted to see. I hope you feel the same."



The Coyote trailer is here on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/51891660
The film’s fan page is here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coyote/207299646022159
The director’s Blog is hosted here: http://juengercoyote.wordpress.com/

22 October 2012

Andy San Dimas To Sign and Party with Corpsy - PRESS RELEASE


Adult Superstar ANDY SAN DIMAS to sign and party with CORPSY
for Girls and Corpses Magazine at The Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball
at The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas
this Saturday October 27th

Gorgeous ANDY SAN DIMAS will party at The 17th annual Fetish and FANTASY HALLOWEEN BALL at The HARD ROCK HOTEL LAS VEGAS with the Publisher/Deaditor-and-Chief of Girls and Corpses Magazine Robert "Corpsy" Rhine this Saturday night October 27th. San Dimas has appeard on the cover of Girls and Corpses Magazine, as Queen Necrophiti, in an issue which quickly sold out: http://girlsandcorpses.com/print12/enlarge12.html San Dimas is also the cover girl for the 2013 Girls and Corpses Calendar, now on sale: http://girlsandcorpses.com/store/index.html

Andy San Dimas has had an extremely successful adult performing career. In 2011 she was the AVN Award Best Actress co-winner for This Ain't Glee XXX and in 2011 she won the XBIZ Award for Female Performer of the Year. She has starred in hundreds of adult films and numerous porn parodies including: Not Charlie's Angels XXX, Simpsons XXX, Supergirl XXX, Grindhouse XXX, Rocky XXX and Katwomn XXX. She most recently starred in The Dark Night XXX. San Dimas has now made the crossover to mainstream films with her role in "Drive" starring Ryan Gosling.

Girls and Corpses Magazine, the fastest growing newsstand horror/comedy genre magazine, has been a proud sponsor and exhibitor at Halloween Ball Las Vegas for the past four years. HALLOWEEN BALL is the undisputed champion of Halloween parties. Named THE SEXIEST PLACE ON EARTH here is what the press is saying:

"#1 Halloween Party in the world" -- AskMen.com “ONE OF THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS, BIZARRE AND RISQUE HALLOWEEN PARTIES IN THE COUNTRY“ -- Robin Leach
“ONE OF 5 EVENTS TO ATTEND BEFORE YOU DIE” -- Maxim Magazine
“THE MOST ADULT OF THE ADULT HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN VEGAS” by the Las Vegas Weekly, adding "The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball lives up to it’s reputation."

"The World's Wildest Halloween party" --Bizarre Magazine
"One of The Top Events in The World" --Travel Magazine
"One of the Earth's best Bashes!" -- Stuff Magazine

Websites:

Dallas Fan Days - 2012

As a rule, I don't normally do reviews of cons. I like to go and enjoy myself without having to worry about working the room or getting interviews and what not but I've made an exception this time. Why? Because NEVER have I experienced something like I did at Dallas Fan Days. Let me make it clear that this was just my personal experience... I'm sure some people had a fantastic time but I can say for sure that my family and I didn't.

Time and time again I saw the sign saying "a convention for fans, by fans" and yes, they provided fans with access to some of their favorite celebrities, that is true, however, I saw and experienced fans being rushed through chaotic lines, given misinformation and talked to like children. I'm sure volunteers get tired of dealing with so many people in one day but really?? You "volunteered" to stand up there and answer questions and point people in the right direction so being rude to someone who walks up and asks you something is beyond ridiculous.

First of all, we arrived Friday so I could purchase tickets for my children and my sister could get hers. We were put in a line separate from those that already had tickets and told that the booths would open at 1:00 pm. As we're standing there, my sister flags down a "red shirt" and asks if she will have access to the Bruce Campbell photo op tickets if she's only buying a ticket for Saturday as they only had 100 left. She was assured that it would be no problem. Getting in there was a different story. See, the photo op booth was inside the convention and she had to go through three check points to get to it. One let her go and the other stopped her and told her she wouldn't be allowed in unless she bought a Friday ticket. I don't know about you but I sure wouldn't buy something just to be able to go in and buy something else. Nevertheless, I had to take my 3-day bracelet in and purchase the photo op for her to make sure she was one of the last 100 people to get one. Crisis averted and on to Saturday.

We got there and immediately went up to the fourth floor so my 7 year old could get her Tara Strong autograph. Using our handy dandy guide map we arrived at a block of rooms in the middle of the floor only to find about 6 different doors that were all closed. Checking each door, we found the first four locked. We double checked our guide map and confirmed we were in the right place then asked one of the volunteers how we were suppose to get in. At that time, the locked door opened and people started exiting the room. "I guess there." the volunteer said. Great! Yay! Thank you Captain Obvious! Got in, met Tara then Sean Astin then decided to wait in line for Alan Tudyk who my 7 year old was very exited to see. We were immediately stopped by one of the volunteers and told that she and I could go in but the rest of our party couldn't because they didn't have the right group number on their bracelet. "We're only doing groups one and two right now." The other two people with me had group five bracelets. I was willing to wait until their group was called so we could all go together (didn't make sense to me to stand in a long line twice) so we asked about how long before their group was called. The answer was "We don't know". We scratched Alan for the time being and headed over for our photo op with Bruce Campbell.

It would be an hour wait so I took out the iPad to entertain the 7 year old and sat down against the wall. This small hallway had so many people in it, because they were already lining people up for two other photo ops, that you couldn't even breathe it was so hot and cramped. By the way people... deodorant is your friend!!! We weren't there long before someone came and asked us to follow her which of course we did because at that point we were all sheep anyway. So it's down the sloppily divided hallway and before I know it, the chick with the sign is passing me and so is everyone else that was in line ahead of us... huh?? They took us down the hallway only to walk us back up the hallway the other way? Give the kid the iPad and sit in an even smaller, more cramped hallway for about 30 minutes then the chick with the sign comes back again and shifts us to the other side. It's really hard to describe what happens next but it's divided off like the lines at Six Flags so you can zig zag through the lanes to get more people in the small space but did they use it right?? No. Within that zig zag, you had two rows of people basically standing on top of each other (I know what I'm saying makes no sense but it makes sense to me) in different directions. THEN the line went around the barrier where they stuffed two more rows of people. Can you say cluster fuck?? The line finally starts moving... pretty quickly... and we're up next only to find the group from the other side of the barrier trying to push in ahead of us because they didn't know where to go. Hot, tired and completely over it, we proceeded to point them to the end of the line. We couldn't really get mad at them considering there was no one around to tell them what they were suppose to be doing/going. Anyway, we're rushed in the room and after handing over our bags, we're asked for our ticket, swoop up the 7 year old, pose for the pic and get the fuck out. It took me longer to write that sentence than it did for us to get through the whole photo op that we paid $50 for. Froggy's Photos, you can suck it! I will definitely not be paying you anything again!

Two hours later, we're back to Alan Tudyk and still a no go on group five. By this time, it's 3:00 pm and Bruce Campbell is about to start signing. So off we go to that line.... AGAIN. Now, I'm a smoker and I'm a courteous smoker so I step out of line, leaving the rest of my party in place, to have a cigarette. I'm minding my own business, enjoying the fresh air and here comes the Line Nazi telling me where the line is. I explain to her that I'm trying to be considerate of others in the line and smoking away from them. After she graciously points me to the end of the line FIVE times... I let her know that my kids are right there, 20 yards away, and when I'm done, I will rejoin them, which I did. After sitting there for nearly two hours, a volunteer came by checking group numbers and decided we couldn't stay together because I was in one group and they were in the other. She informed us there were nine groups that needed to get through and they weren't even done with VIP's yet. Well sorry but I'm not gonna be separated from my minor children because Fan Days has this ridiculous group bullshit. I stood my ground and they allowed us to stay where we were but again, the line hadn't moved in almost two hours! Now, the schedule said that he would sign from 3:00 to 5:00 then from 5:30 to 7:30 and it was already 4:45. There was no way, we'd all get through before 7:30... that line was out the door, around the corner and down the fucking stairs! I finally just asked her how to get our money back. She offered to send a "red shirt" over but I was done by then. I made the trek down to the first floor and found my way to the "Official Pix" table where I came across two extremely unhelpful people who refused to give us our money back. After some argument and a call to.... I dunno, Jesus I guess.... we finally got it back and got the fuck out of there. If I hadn't already paid for our Sunday tickets and promised my other daughter I'd take her, I wouldn't have been back.

Sunday was much better, there weren't as many people which made the line management a little better. Really the only thing I took issue with was going back up to Alan Tudyk's table and finding that from Saturday, they never even made it passed group three! So, me having group two and my daughter having group three, we were allowed to wait in line for them to return from a panel. No problems there, we waited for an hour or so until he came back but then here come the VIP's with their line skip privileges. I'm okay with that, they pay extra for their tickets so they're afforded that right BUT... what I didn't understand was why they let every single VIP through before everyone else who's been waiting in line for an hour? Every other convention we've ever been to alternated between the two lines. Four or five VIP's then one or two from the regular line and so on and so on until the VIP's were all done.

Sunday was fun and all but two of my kids got screwed out of meeting people they really wanted to meet due to failed line management, an overall chaotic scene on Saturday and volunteers that didn't know their asses from a hole in the ground. You can't enjoy a convention when you're walking around ready to punch the next person that asks your group number in the throat. Fan Days may be "by the fans" but it's certainly not "for the fans". I can say with every amount of certainty that Dallas Fan Days will not be getting anymore of my money.

21 October 2012

AMC's Fearfest Releases 10 Shocking Horror Mini-Docs Titled "Living Nightmares - PRESS RELEASE



AMC's Fearfest continues with a Friday the 13th and Halloween marathon. They have also announced the release of a series of Mini-Docs', which feature one major human fear per episode. More details on these 10 horrifying documentaries are below:

AMC’s Fearfest 2012 Previews 10 Shockumentaries!

“Get Your Shock On!”

 AMC’s Fearfest 2012 continues with its horrifying film schedule that includes classic and modern films. The Friday the 13th marathon, which began Oct. 13th, continues with Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) Saturday, October 20th. Jason Voorhees returns in this sequel to face members of his own family. No one gets out of this film alive! Jason returns six times in six sequels to complete the Friday the 13th Marathon this Saturday. Two modern day classics end this horrific weekend Sunday, October 21st. Justin Long stars in Victor Salva’s Jeepers Creepers (2001). Long is Darry. Darry returns from college with his sister, Trish (Gina Phillips). A winged demon returns with them (4:00pm, PST)! George A. Romero’s zombie thriller Land of the Dead rounds out AMC’s huge selection of Halloween films this weekend. In Land of the Dead, the late Dennis Hopper stars as Kaufman. Kaufman is a greedy tycoon who wants to stay in power during a zombie apocalypse. His strategy works until someone opens the door to his kingdom. Over ninety feature films are helping to celebrate AMC’s 2012 Fearfest.

AMC has also developed several mini-shockumentaries to precede and play during these many films. 10 ‘Living Nightmares’ will be aired during AMC’s Fearfest beginning October 15th. These short reels of 3-5 minutes in length include: the violent expose “Breaking Point,” the eye-opening hydrophobia focused “Dead Pool,” the controversial alien short “Invasion” and the human blood drinking documentary “Blood Work.” All of these short features focus on a specific human terror!

Several horror stars are featured in these mini-documentaries. Horror icon Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies) re-enacts Elliot Cruise’s real life testimony as an extraterrestrial expert in “Invasion.” Cruise’s real life accounts of Area 51 and the Roswell Incident will terrify viewers and it will make them see the universe in a much different way. Actor Circus Szalewski (Zombies vs. Strippers) is Rusty Wallingsford in “Abduction.” Rusty recounts his experience at the hands of a greyish alien species who used scalpels to tear into his friend. Dave Vescio (Lost Soul) also stars. Vescio retells Det. Pink’s many years of experience pursuing criminals who drink blood for “power.” Video evidence from “Blood Work” also suggests that there are dozens of “blood-drinkers” operating actively in the San Fernando Valley. Finally, Irina Stemer (The Killer Within Me) is Dr. Metgzer in “Cannibals.” Dr. Metzger has promoted real life cannibalism for years now. Droughts and a lack of food, she believes, mean that cannibalism is now a viable alternative for human consumption! All of these terrifyingly true tales are now available to watch at AMC’s Fearfest or through the AMC Youtube Channel linked below. Discover the truth behind all of these myths now!

*the complete line-up of Mini-Docs’ include: “Breaking Point,” “Sleep No More,” “Dead Pool,” “Bugged to Death,” “Invasion,” “Cannibals,” “Blood Work,” “Hallow’s Eve,” “Evil Spirits,” and “Abduction.” All of these episodes will be shown between October 15th and October 31st.

Director: Steve Peterson.
Creative Director: Ken Carlson.
Producers: Matthew LeBouef, Sean Owolo, David Berrent, and Charlotte Culina.
Cast: Bill Oberst Jr. (Children of Sorrow), Dave Vescio (Gemini Rising) Irina Stemer (The Killer Within Me), Circus Szalewski (Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt).

All of the available Mini’-Docs’ are located here: http://www.amctv.com/videos

“Blood Work” is also found in all of its goriness here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KzeTO966oQ 

 The Mini-Doc’ “Invasion” is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3TJQiOnqlQ 

The shockumentary “Cannibals” is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo-jXP4-XC0

 And “Abducted” is found on Youtube.com here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUC0C7Bu8_g


17 October 2012

Entries for The Collective V.5 Undead Edition Announced



Welcome to The Collective... V.5!

The one of a kind short film collection featuring 10 short films all based on the same theme is back and this time the dead have taken over. Out to prove that the zombie genre isn’t over, it’s just overdone. The Collective V.5 features 10 short films with a new and interesting take on the undead.

The films range from intimate to insane with each filmmaker putting their own unique twist on the idea. The films featured on The Collective V.5 provide something Hollywood hasn’t had in a long time, heart. These filmmakers stand as proof that it doesn’t take a huge budget to make a great film, it only requires a huge imagination.

Welcome to The Collective V.5 Undead Edition!

The Collective V.5 will make its debut at Days of the Dead Chicago on November 17th 2012. The Collective will have a vendor table set up at the show and some of the filmmakers involved will be in attendance to meet fans and discuss their films.

The World Premiere screening will be November 17h at 9:30 pm.

There will be a Q&A with the filmmakers involved following the screening.


Visit http://www.daysofthedead.net/chicago/  for more info.

The Collective and Days of the Dead are working together to shine a light on the best up and coming independent horror filmmakers in the scene. Often overlooked by other conventions, independent and no budget filmmakers are creating the most interesting and unique films today. Days of the Dead recognizes this talent and has gone out of its way to prove it. By providing screenings and discount vendor tables for artists and filmmakers, they have introduced fans to a whole new crop of talented individuals. We are proud of this relationship and hope to continue working with Days of the Dead in the future.

Beginning November 16th 2012 The Collective V.5 will be available through the websites of the filmmakers involved as well as many online retailers.

Contact Jason Hoover at jabbpictures@gmail.com for a full list of online retailers. 
Reviewer quotes:
“The Collective is what independent genre filmmaking should be. It’s original, fresh, sometimes scary and always keeps your attention.” -Jude Felton The Lair of Filth

“Fans of indie horror or those who simply want to do what you can to support indie filmmakers will definitely want to get ahold of this stellar example of ultra-indie filmmaking.” -Richard Propes The Independent Critic
“If you have not seen The Collective yet, you are truly missing out on some indie genius gold.”-James DePaolo Wicked Channel
“These 10 films have something that very few studio films possess.......heart.” -Scott Ruth D’Ment’D Cinema
"This is filmmaking the way it was always meant to be. For the love of the art.” -Scott Ruth D’Ment’D Cinema
“The Collective is an excellent release that I wholeheartedly recommend to fans of quality independent cinema.” -Jude Felton The Lair of Filth

“The Collective is an all-around terrific shorts collection and the various shorts featured contain elements that are humorous, disturbing, surreal, and creepy.” -Mario Dominick Horror Society

“If you can’t find something to love about this set of short films then you might as well quit watching movies.” -Jason Schneeberger Beyond the Realms
The Filmmakers featured in The Collective V.5 are:



Entry
The Dead Things Outside Your Door pt. 1 & 2

Synopsis:
Melding together Ec comics, reanimated corpses, black comedy and extreme weather, The Dead Things Outside Your Door tells the story of One guy who wants to be left the hell alone, two hillbillies, a drug pusher and an ex girlfriend who all find themselves butting heads after the worst extreme weather outbreak in midwest history. As bad as things are they're about to get worse when the recently dead start to come back.

Filmmaker Bio:
Graphik13 Films is an Iowa based Independent Film company specializing in low budget horror, suspense and fun filled graphic violence.

Credits:
Dead Moines (2008)- writer, editor, director
Whistling Past the Graveyard (2011)- writer, editor, director
Snapcase (2011)- writer, editor, director
House of the Unspeakable (2011) (Faux trailer for Post Mortem America 2021)- writer, editor, director
The Pumpkin Smashers On Lovecraft Lane (2012)- writer, editor, director
The Dead Things Outside your Door (2012)- writer, editor, director
Marauders (2012)- Actor


 

Entry
Spooky Stuff - The Zombie File


Synopsis:
James Mannan and Robbin Panet, hosts of the web series “Spooky Stuff” spend a day (and a night) in search of zombies in Indiana.

Filmmaker Bio:
James Mannan
Jim is the Founder and Executive Producer for Liberty or Death Productions. He directed the LOD feature To Haunt You and the LOD short films Wannabe and The Burial. He also co-directed the shorts Hallows' Dance and Zracne Vile with Robbin Panet, and was also editor and producer for the short Fertility 2.0.

Film credits away from LOD include creating makeup and effects for the Cinephreak Pictures feature Shade of Grey and short Foxxy Madonna vs The Black Death (both 2006), Karmic Courage Productions' Loss (also 2006), and Finn Productions' Obsidian Nights. He worked on compositing and sound editing and was associate producer for Pink and Blue Films' W the Movie (Best Experimental Film, 2009 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.)

Acting credits for film include W the Movie, LOD's Zracne Vile and Asylum Productions' Creeporia and Elizabeth. Most recently he has appeared in Alfred Eaker's Requiem for the Relentless Fathers, a co-production between Liberty or Death Productions and Eaker Productions as the biblical prophet Samuel.

Robbin Panet
Robbin was Co-Producer and Assistant Director on the LOD projects To Haunt You (in which she also played the role of Colleen) and Wannabe, and was the DOP on the short The Burial. Recent credits include playing The Witch in Stations, a co-production between LOD and director Alfred Eaker, starring in and co-directing the surrealist shorts "9", and First Friday, and serving as DOP on the erotic ghost story The Longing. She is also the co-producer and co-star of LOD's web series Spooky Stuff.

Away from LOD she was associate producer for Pink and Blue Films' W the Movie and served as cinematographer on the short Blood Moon for the Indy Film Co-op. Additionally, Robbin has worked with Disney, Lakeshore Entertainment, Along the Tracks Productions, Phi Swo Productions, Bunk Films, The Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Finn Productions.

Recently Robbin has formed her own production company, One Stepp at a Time Productions, which has produced the shorts The Gentleman Who Fell and Suffer Well (The Collective Vol 3.)

Credits:
Edited by James Mannan (“To Haunt You”, “Wannabe”, “Zracne Vile”)



  
Entry
 Zombie Soup

Synopsis:
Through a series of interviews with friends and colleagues director James Mannan explores the current “zombie phenomenon.”

Filmmaker Bio:
James Mannan
Jim is the Founder and Executive Producer for Liberty or Death Productions. He directed the LOD feature To Haunt You and the LOD short films Wannabe and The Burial. He also co-directed the shorts Hallows' Dance and Zracne Vile with Robbin Panet, and was also editor and producer for the short Fertility 2.0.

Film credits away from LOD include creating makeup and effects for the Cinephreak Pictures feature Shade of Grey and short Foxxy Madonna vs The Black Death (both 2006), Karmic Courage Productions' Loss (also 2006), and Finn Productions' Obsidian Nights. He worked on compositing and sound editing and was associate producer for Pink and Blue Films' W the Movie (Best Experimental Film, 2009 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.)

Acting credits for film include W the Movie, LOD's Zracne Vile and Asylum Productions' Creeporia and Elizabeth. Most recently he has appeared in Alfred Eaker's Requiem for the Relentless Fathers, a co-production between Liberty or Death Productions and Eaker Productions as the biblical prophet Samuel.

Credits:
Written directed and edited by James Mannan (“To Haunt You”, “Wannabe”, “Zracne Vile”, “Spooky Stuff”)
Interviewees:
Lydia Burris (Artist, Art Director, “Fertility 2.0”)
Jade Coley (Actress and Model, “Death Do Us Part”)
Phillip Henry Christopher a.k.a. “Philadelphia Phil” (musician, composer “Bite Marks”, “Death Do Us Part”, group Mumbai Taxi; actor, stuntman “Bite Marks”)
Alfred Eaker (artist, writer, actor “Jesus and Her Gospel of Yes”, “W the Movie”, “Thunder-sky!”)
Jim Brentar (singer, songwriter “Zracne Vile”)
Patrick Greathouse (haunted attraction and film producer, owner of Asylum House Productions)
Cameron Scott Quattro Venti Scott Productions
Larry Griffin-Sledge (musician, groups Aberdeen Project and Mumbai Taxi)
Jason Hoover Jabb Pictures
David Ross (actor, “Beverly Lane”, Zracne Vile”, “This Promise I Made”; writer and director, “Fertility 2.0”, “Flash of Wire”)




Entry
They Said They Were Here To Help
Film Credits:
Written Directed Shot and Edited by DP Bonnell

Cast:
Brad Staggs

Filmmaker Bio:
A photographer since the age of 14, David Paul Bonnell got his start in filmmaking when he interned for Director Brett Leonard (The Lawnmower Man) on his 2008 documentary “A Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed.” Then in 2009 after returning from a tour of duty in Iraq David formed Over Analyzed Productions and began making short films. In 2010 David finished his first feature film “Meltdown” following a local metal music festival. Then later that year David met Jason Hoover of Jabb Pictures at a local horror convention and was offered a spot on the inaugural Collective series entitled “The MEATEATER “. Since then David has worked all over the Midwest with some of the areas top filmmakers.

Credits:
Over Analyzed Productions Films
Directed By David Paul Bonnell
2010 Meltdown
2011 Revenge Radio
2012 Happy Hooker Bang Bang
2012 They Said They Were Here To Help

Other credits:
Cinematographer
2010 Meltdown
2010 Disorient
2010 Spark of Redemption
2011 Revenge Radio
2011 Fertility 2.0
2012 Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh
2012 Happy Hooker Bang Bang
2012 Ex-Kid
2012 Book Of Dallas
2012 They Said They Were Here To Help

Writer
2012 They Said They Were Here To Help
2012 Happy Hooker Bang Bang
2011 Revenge Radio
2010 Disorient

Sound Department
2011 Love Dance

Actor
2012 Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh
Buck The Skanky Diva Bouncer
Camera and Electrical Department
2012 Three Tears on Bloodstained Flesh (gaffer, still photographer)

Editor
2010 Meltdown
2011 Revenge Radio
2012 Happy Hooker Bang Bang
2012 Ex-Kid
2012 They Said They Were Here To Help

Miscellaneous Crew
2011 When Aliens Attack (TV movie) (production assistant)
2009 Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed (documentary) (production assistant)
2012 VH1 Super Bowl Fan Jam
2012 CMT Crossroads

 Entry 
Voice Over


Filmmaker Bio:
Arsonist Pictures was launched in 2010 with the microbudget zombie comedy BEVERLY LANE. “Beverly Lane” ended up on multiple TOP 10 lists & walked away with multiple awards. Arsonist Pictures just wrapped on the anti-superhero comedy THE IMPERSONATORS which will be released in 2013. (www.beverlylanemovie.com, www.impersonatorsmovie.com) Consequence Pictures; Movies and Booze since 2011 by kyle beaty & Edward Appleby.

Joshua Hull is the Writer/Director of BEVERLY LANE & Co-Wrote/Directed THE IMPERSONATORS (due out 2013). Hull is currently in pre-production on a 3D short for THE COLLECTIVE VOL. 6 & his next feature film, a slasher comedy that will shoot Fall 2013.

Credits:
Starring Noah East, Martin Stapleton, Matt Rich, Templeton Ferrari III, Sharron Zimmer, Camille Hull, Phoenix Hull, Angela Bassethound
Opening Credit Sequence by Bob East
Story by Joshua Hull
Written by Joshua Arnold
Edited by John George and Josh Neff
Cinematography by Kyle Beaty and Edward Appleby
Produced by Joshua Neff, Joshua Arnold, Josh Neff, & kyle beaty
Directed by Joshua Hull


(se) XX_Z (ombie) 

Filmmaker Bio:  
Athena Prychodko has been working in the industry for 15 years. She started off as just artist help for Toe Tag Pictures. Her duties include directing, writing, special fx, makeup, editing, producing, acting art direction, promotion, assistant director, assistant editor and more...

Credits: 
Written and Directed by:
Athena Prychodko

Assistant Director: 
Cameron Scott

Edited by:
Athena Prychodko
Cameron Scott

Produced by: 
Silence in the Dead of Light 
in association with: 
Jabb Pictures
Quatro Venti Scott Productions

Special FX, Art Director, Makeup:
Athena Prychodko

Starring: 
Siobhan Durham
Andrea Hutchinson
Holly Kopchinski
Chris Buckley Thomas Jr.
Steel-Sheets Brian
Guagliardo
Lion Flud
Ben Wood
Brice Duboice
Mike Key
Steve Vessel
Cameron Scott
Topher Supa Ish

Personal Credits:
Adam Neal 
Jason Hoover
Mom's and Dad's
Friends Everywhere
Holly and Buckley
Holly's Mom


Entry
Marauders


Synopsis:
The undead roam free in search of flesh. Government “Safe Zones” are overrun daily. The world as we know it, is gone.

Filmmaker Bio:

The Great and Wonderful Oz of The Collective. Jason set out to create a collection that would be both a way to showcase the new up and coming talent in the indie filmmaking scene as well as provide fans of independent cinema an interesting concept at an unbeatable deal.

The Collective has since risen to a level that even Hoover himself had never imagined.

Releasing films under the JABB pictures, Death Hug Films and Spiral Filmworks names,

Hoover has produced 15 short films in the past 2 years.

Jason is currently in pre-production on his first feature length film. He continues to travel the country attending horror conventions and film festivals spreading all things JABB and The Collective. His long term goal is complete world domination.

Credits:
Writer, Director, Camera, Editor
Spike (2009)
In Heaven (2009)
Dolls (2009)
“POLLY” (2010)
Devotion (2010)
The Meat Eater (2010)
A Mark of Wholesomeness (2010)
5 Minutes (2011)
Boundary (2011)
Pulse (2011)
“Frankie” (2012)
101 Taylor St. (2012)
Marauders (2012)


Director
Snapped (2012)
Palindromist (2012)

Editor
Snapped (2012)
Palindromist (2012)
It Crawls Back In (2012)

Camera
Post Mortem America (2010)
Snapped (2012)
Palindromist (2012)
The Dead Things Outside Your Door (2012)

Music
Spike (2009)
In Heaven (2009)
Dolls (2009)
“POLLY” (2010)
Devotion (2010)
The Meat Eater (2010)
A Mark of Wholesomeness (2010)
5 Minutes (2011)
Boundary (2011)
Pulse (2011)
JOG (2012)
It Crawls Back In (2012)
(se) XX_Z (ombie) (2012)

Actor
Dolls (2009)
Post Mortem America (2010)
Illusion (2011)


Andrew Copp - Coppfilms

Entry
CONSUMPTION OF THE HEART


Synopsis:
The short tells the tale of a couple whose fire in their relationship has gone out. The infection of a living dead plague puts both of them back into a head space of believing they are in love again. the film in a complex exploration of desire.

Filmmaker Bio:

Andrew Copp started making films in the mid 90's when he was ousted from film school for too transgressive of work. his first feature film the 5 year in the making ANDREW COPP'S THE MUTILATION MAN caused a stir in the underground and was the last of his work actually shot on film. From there he made one more experimental film BLACK SUN, and settled into documentaries and "grindhouse" style horror such as THE ATROCITY CIRCLE. He has been in production on his current return to experimental cinema CHURCH OF THE EYES for well over two years

Film Credits:
Written, produced, directed, shot, edited and special F/X by Andrew Copp.
Produced by Matt Brassfield, Andrew Copp, Kristi Derr, Chris Gooley and Allen Richards
Starring Brandis Bishop, Adel Souto and Tammy Banks Anderson

Actor bios:

Brandy Bishop has acted in a couple of troma style horror films and done a number of things for the Horror Host Circuit. This is her first role of this intensity.

Adel Souto is a published author (the book SOME WORDS) an accomplished musician (his current band is the noise unit "156") and has been a fixture in the underground scenes for years. This is his first acting role. Visit his website at www.feastofhateandfear.com

Tammy Banks Anderson is a staple in the Dayton, Ohio public access scene with her own show called JUST ME. She acted playing Marilyn Monroe in the short film TALES OF A WASHED UP NEVER WAS by Andrew Copp.




Entry
A (gore)aphobic


Filmmaker Bio:

Quattro Venti Scott Productions is an independent film company which currently focuses its attention on the horror and thriller genres. We pride ourselves on creating unique cross-genre films that stand out from other independent films today. Quattro Venti Scott Productions strives to produce high quality products on low/no budgets.

Starting with behind the scenes work on an indie production in 2003, Cameron always wanted to write and direct his own films. Making a transition in the business in 2008 Scott started just that with production on ‘Post Mortem America 2021’. This among other short films, Graveyard Blues, Exile and A (gore) aphobic for JABB Pictures ‘The Collective’ Scott is continuously working in film and the independent horror convention circuit. His one man army way of guerrilla film-making shows that all you need to make a great film is desire and creativity.

Film Credits:
Starring:
Athena Prychodko as Debbie
Patty Scott as Victim/Radio Voice
Al Harland as Zombie
Brandon M. Harris as Zombie
Brant Cline as Zombie
J. Sheets as Zombie
Mason Harris as Zombie
Ritch Hall as Zombie

Special make-up effects by Athena Prychodko

Music by Kevin MacCleod

Behind the scenes by
Ritch Hall
J. Sheets

Written, produced, directed, edited, and camera work by
Cameron J. Scott