This Day in Horror

28 August 2013

Hatchet III (2013) - REVIEW


Adam Green is at it again with another installment of Hatchet.  I am a fan of the Hatchet series but not really sure how much they could really do with it.  It was not one of the movies I was really looking forward to coming out.  Today I was a Best Buy and saw it for a pretty fair price so I decided to take a chance on it.  I had heard good things about the movie but have also heard some negative reviews as well.  I had some time to kill today so what the hell.

Picking up right were Part II left off with Mary Beth (Danielle Harris) pumping shotgun shells into the face of Victor Crowley (Kane Hodder).  As she is walking away she finds a chainsaw and tries to get it started but Victor is not dead and picks her up by the throat.  Mary Beth frees herself and Victor falls onto the chainsaw being chopped into halves.  She grabs a piece of his face and heads to the police station with a shotgun in hand.  She is not really welcomed into the police station very friendly being covered in blood, holding a shotgun and the piece of Victor Crowley's face.  Sheriff Folwer (Zach Galligan) gets the situation under control and takes Mary Beth into custody.  Mary Beth is now locked up having told her story, the Sheriff not believing her still sends a team out to the swamp to take a look.  What they find is the corpse party that Victor left behind.  Amanda (Caroline Williams) is the sheriffs ex wife and she is a big believer in the Crowley legend.  She knows he is not dead and she also knows the way to kill him once and for all.

The Hatchet movies have always been one for gratuitous gore but this one really out does itself.  The shear blood splatter and innards spilling out is really enough to make this movie enjoyable for me.  You also have to respect the fact that there is no CGI used.  All of the effects are natural and the way they should be.  CGI really can ruin a movie for me.  I have alot of respect for Adam Green for refusing to use CGI.

Ultimately aside from the gore what I really like about this is the cast.  Danielle Harris returning as Mary Beth and also some genre veterans like Caroline Williams, Derek Mears and Sid Haig has a cameo as well.  I think part III is the best of the series by far.  The movie is just a ton of fun to watch for any hardcore horror fan.  I would rate this 7 out of 10 stars and suggest you get out and at least give this one a shot.  Stay twisted everyone!


Syfy Announces Provocative New Series: Naked Vegas

NEW YORK – August 27, 2013 – Syfy will transport viewers inside the provocative and imaginative world of body painting art – set amidst the fast-paced glitter of life on the Las Vegas Strip – in the new six-part docuseries Naked Vegas, premiering Tuesday, October 29 at 10PM (ET/PT).

When casinos, clubs, events, conventions, celebrities, magicians, fashion designers -- or anyone in between -- wants to throw a memorable opening, they call the Skin Team.

These five accomplished artists – including Nicholas “Nix” Herrera from Syfy’s hit series Face Off – comprise Las Vegas' hottest and most innovative body painting company, creating amazing displays of artwork on naked female and male models.

Each hour-long episode of Naked Vegas will highlight the chemistry and creative skills of the artists' different personalities as they collaborate on a major client job while navigating the economics of the business.

Just in time for Halloween, the first episode follows the Skin Team as they plan an over-the-top zombie-themed wedding at Eli Roth’s Goretorium at Planet Hollywood. Not only does the wedding couple want to stagger down the aisle in zombie body paint, but they want the entire wedding party painted to match the theme! Can the Team pull off this challenging make-up assignment -- and convince the wedding party to go naked?

Future episodes will see the Team working with the legendary Penn & Teller in a magic act; painting a Playboy lingerie party; bringing a steampunk comic book artist’s characters to life; creating Pirates, and applying their extraordinary talents to models for the world famous dance crew Jabbawockeez.

Naked Vegas is a production of Gurney Productions. Executive producers are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney.

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. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Syfy Greenlights Pilot Based on 12 Monkeys

NEW YORK – August 26, 2013 – Syfy is greenlighting 12 Monkeys, a drama series based on the 1995 Universal Pictures film directed by Terry Gilliam, to pilot. The 60-minute cast-contingent pilot is being produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment, producer of the original Bruce Willis-Brad Pitt theatrical.

Based on the classic hit film, 12 Monkeys follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

Production is set to begin in November with Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett (Terra Nova, Nikita), who wrote the pilot script, serving as Co-Executive Producers. Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven (American Hustle, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Trilogy) and Richard Suckle (American Hustle, The International), will Executive Produce. Roven produced the original film.

Terry Matalas & Travis Fickett are represented by Manager Brian Lutz.

About Atlas Entertainment
Atlas Entertainment, led by founder Charles Roven, produces blockbuster films as well as critically acclaimed independent features, Atlas Entertainment's films have generated billions of dollars in revenues. David O. Russell's American Hustle is in post-production with Atlas Entertainment and will be released on December 13, 2013. Additionally, Atlas Entertainment is in pre-production for the highly anticipated feature film Warcraft from Legendary Pictures which is scheduled to commence in early 2014 and will be directed by Duncan Jones. Roven recently produced the worldwide box office hit, the Zack Snyder directed, Man of Steel and served as a producer on Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, which have collectively earned over $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Upcoming, Roven will produce the Batman / Superman feature for Warner Bros. The film will also be directed by Zack Snyder with production expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date of July 17, 2015.

About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Playing House, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA; Defiance, and Warehouse 13 for Syfy and Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

About Syfy
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)

Syfy Releases Fall Programming Schedule

NEW YORK – August 27, 2013 – This Fall, Syfy will take viewers to imaginative new programming heights led by the premiere of the provocative reality series Fangasm (September 24) and Naked Vegas (October 29), which journey into the worlds of super fans and body painting art; the season returns of Ghost Mine (September 4), Haven (September 13), Ghost Hunters (October 9) and Haunted Highway (November 27), as well as a special Scare Tactics marathon (October 21).

Syfy will also unleash nearly 600 hours of scary programming during its 6th annual 31 Days of Halloween month-long spook-a-thon dripping with bloodcurdling theatrical and original movies.

In November, Sharknado’s Cassie Scerbo returns to Syfy in the Original Movie Bering Sea Beast.

Syfy will kick off the Fall season with its traditional Labor Day weekend movie marathon.

Highlights of Syfy’s 2013 Fall Programming Schedule (All Times ET/PT)

SEPTEMBER

GHOST MINE (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)
Returns Wednesday, September 4 at 10PM – In Season 2, the hardened team of gold miners and paranormal investigators return to Eastern Oregon’s notoriously haunted Crescent Mine to continue their quest for gold and evidence of ghosts. The investigators and miners delve further into the mine’s mysterious history revealing new information about the recurring Masonic symbols, Native American presence and the spirit of “Joe,” all while battling the elements in hopes of striking it rich. This season, they’ve revamped the popular Remote Investigator of Paranormal Activity (RIPA) and brought in a surprise new addition to the team. The Season 2 premiere will be preceded by the 9PM one-hour special, Ghost Mine: Back on the Mountain, hosted by Adam Copeland (Haven), in which the miners and investigators gather ‘round the campfire to reminisce about the highs and lows of last season.

RAGIN CAJUN REDNECK GATORS (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)
Premieres Thursday, September 5 at 9PM – Contaminated moonshine dumped in a Louisiana swamp turns the bayou’s gators (and the people who eat them) into deadly mutants. The movie stars Victor Webster (Continuum) and Jordan Hinson (Eureka).

HAVEN (SEASON 4 PREMIERE)
Returns Friday, September 13 at 10PM – Season 4 of Haven picks up six months after the devastating events of the Season 3 cliffhanger in which the town was pummeled by a violent meteor storm. Audrey (Emily Rose) and Duke (Eric Balfour) vanished into thin air, leaving an injured Nathan (Lucas Bryant) marooned in Haven. This season, Colin Ferguson (Eureka) returns to Syfy playing William, a handsome mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda leads him to Audrey. Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets – which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

During its third season, Haven was the #1 cable drama (based on Live + 7 data) in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and total viewers in its Friday 10PM time period.

ROBOCROC (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)
Premieres Saturday, September 14 at 9PM – A military nanotech experiment goes awry, infecting a huge crocodile in a zoo and transforming it into a metal killing machine. Robocroc stars Corin Nemec (Stargate SG-1) and Dee Wallace.

FANGASM (SERIES PREMIERE)
Premieres Tuesday, September 24 at 10PM – Syfy celebrates superfan culture with Fangasm, a new docuseries that follows seven very different people whose uber-obsessions from comic books and collectibles, science fiction and fantasy to cosplay and live action role-playing have brought them together for the summer experience of a lifetime: living together and interning together at Stan Lee’s Comikaze. Known as Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, the cast must contend with oversized personalities and conflicting passions as they vie to impress the organization for a once-in-a-lifetime dream job within Lee’s staff.

OCTOBER

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN (6TH ANNUAL EVENT)
Returns Tuesday, October 1 – Thursday, October 31 – 31 Days of Halloween will unleash nearly 600 hours of bloodcurdling programming with original series, a trio of terrifying Saturday Original Movies and theatricals.

GHOST HUNTERS (FALL SEASON PREMIERE)
Returns Wednesday, October 9 at 10PM – Get into the Halloween spirit with the Ghost Hunters as Season 9 continues with a month of brand-new investigations at all-new locations. Jason, Steve, Tango, Amy, Adam and Britt continue their mission of helping ease the minds of homeowners and public institution employees alike when they investigate a mansion in Monticello, AR, with a dark history of secret love and suicide; the Rendall Building in Shreveport, LA; a former insane asylum and animal testing lab in Scott Township, PA; The Surf Hotel on Block Island, RI, and historic Hyde Hall in Cooperstown, NY.

SCARE TACTICS (SEASON 5 MARATHON)
Premieres Monday, October 21 from 8-11PM – Tracy Morgan is back! He’s hosting a special marathon of all-new episodes of Scare Tactics, the hidden camera show with a sci-fi twist that pulls outrageous pranks on unsuspecting friends and family. In this batch of episodes, our subjects will be subjected to post-Voodoo ceremony zombie attacks at a cemetery, a meat-eating fly experiment gone horribly wrong and a homicidal comedian at a comedy award show that Tracy “hosts.”

NAKED VEGAS (SERIES PREMIERE)
Premieres Tuesday, October 29 at 10PM – Set amidst the fast-paced glitter of life on the Las Vegas Strip, Syfy will transport viewers inside the provocative and imaginative world of body painting art in this new six-part docuseries. When casinos, clubs, events, conventions, celebrities, magicians, fashion designers – or anyone in between – wants to throw a memorable opening, they call the Skin Team. These five accomplished artists – including Nicholas “Nix” Herrera from Syfy’s hit series Face Off – comprise Las Vegas' hottest and most innovative body painting company, creating amazing displays of artwork on naked female and male models. Each hour-long episode of Naked Vegas will highlight the chemistry and creative skills of the artists' different personalities as they collaborate on a major client job while navigating the economics of the business.

SCARECROW (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)
Premieres in October – A group of teens and their teacher are stranded in the countryside when they discover that the local legend of a murderous scarecrow creature is real – and the creature is after them. Scarecrow stars Robin Dunne (Sanctuary) and Lacey Chabert.

THE RITUAL (working title) (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)
Premieres in October – An American college student studying in Japan risks her own life to save the spirit of her dead mother who killed herself in the notorious Suicide Forest. The Ritual stars Cassie Thomson and Graham Wardle.

ZOMBIE NIGHT (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)
Premieres in October – Two families in a small American town face off against zombies in a long night of horror, torn between helping each other and saving themselves. Zombie Night stars Darryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall and Shirley Jones.

NOVEMBER

HAUNTED HIGHWAY (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)
Returns Wednesday, November 27 at 10PM – In an unprecedented first, the premiere episode of Haunted Highway will feature our two teams – Jack Osbourne & Dana Workman and Jael de Pardo & Devin Marble – partnering up to take on their biggest investigation yet: a journey to the remote island of Dry Tortugas. Located 80 miles off the coast of Florida, the four will conduct their own first-person investigation into an abandoned military fort that’s rumored to harbor the ghost of a possible Lincoln assassination conspirator. Fueled by eyewitness interviews and evidence collected with state-of-the-art equipment, this new season will push our two teams further off the beaten path and self-document harrowing face-to-face encounters with the paranormal in some of America’s darkest and most remote regions. Cases include investigations into the ghosts of the famous Donner party, werewolf-like creatures in the bayous of Louisiana, ghosts and Iowa’s own Black Angel of Death.

BERING SEA BEAST (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)
Premieres in November – While prospecting for gold, a brother and sister accidentally disturb a colony of sea vampires in an underwater cave. Cassie Scerbo (Sharknado), Jonathan Lipnicki and Kevin Dobson star in Bering Sea Beast.

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. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Acort International Acquires “Quite A Conundrum” For Worldwide Distribution

Sex, drums, tequila, social networking, a pirate, morning after pills, Jesus and a gun... It's one hot mess!

Acort International, one of the top distributors of independent films in the global marketplace, has recently acquired the dark horror/comedy “Quite A Conundrum” for world-wide distribution. Distribution plans are currently in consideration which will include a North American DVD on the indie-horror label Midnight Releasing and cable/satellite/internet VOD run as well as being showcased at this year’s 2013 American Film Market.

About The Film:
Fed up with having “money people” have too much to say about his hart, writer/director Thomas L. Phillips set out to make a film completely for himself. “This is the movie I felt I needed to make, because I knew that in the fall of 2011, I was set to direct another drama, and I just needed to step back and do something crazy for myself.” So the director of the cult classic SPECIAL dEaD thought about his favorite guilty pleasure films (American Pie, The Hangover, American Psycho and Very Bad Things) and drew upon influence from all of those films to come up with something new that is unique, funny, dark, twisted, sadistic and just downright wrong. The vicious blend gave birth to Quite A Conundrum. After 12 years in Hollywood working as an editor, director and screenwriter, Thomas L. Phillips took himself back to his Southern roots to rejuvenate his passion for storytelling. The end result will make audiences laugh, cringe, scream, cry and think to themselves “Why am I even watching this movie?” but guess what? You will not be able to turn away from it no matter how hard you try!

Quite a Conundrum is currently enjoying a successful festival run so far receiving 21 official selections, 15 nominations and 7 awards. More festival information and the official trailer are available at the official website.

More information on the official release date in the United States is yet to be announced. Official artwork and more news coming soon!

Full Synopsis:
It should have been just a normal day of sex, fun, alcohol, hormones and debauchery for Tabitha and Mimi, two twenty somethings who care about nothing but themselves and what chaos they can cause. But that so-called normalcy gets tossed out the window when an unexpected and devastating event occurs at a nighttime pool party. As the alcohol begins to wear off and the body count rises, all hell breaks loose and there is no going back. As if the foul mouths, perverted attitudes and devious natures of Tabitha and Mimi were not enough, then just throw in Tabitha's walking porno of a boyfriend Sean and his new best friend, the sweet Dutch. Then mix in Mimi's eighteen year old virginal, confused and prudish sister Kylene and her sexually challenged boyfriend Harris, and the events gets even saucier. Then shoot in a splash of the old pervert Marc and his crazy unhinged wife Lola, and then toss in the Bible-thumping Jesus-freak Thelma, and it gets a little more crazy, dangerous, insane and scary.

About Acort International:
As a full service independent distributor, Las Vegas, Nevada and Scottsdale, Arizona-based Acort International distributes feature films to the international marketplace. Acort International and their associates release 50-60 films a year into a variety of domestic and international outlets including theatrical, DVD, VOD, broadcast, internet and mobile. For more information please visit AcortInternational.com and MidnightReleasing.com.

26 August 2013

4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker Arriving on DVD October 8th

Philadelphia PA - Breaking Glass Pictures and Vicious Circle Films are thrilled to announce the October 8th DVD release of 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker, arriving on home video in time for the Halloween season. Co-written and directed by Mike Campbell and Todd Johnson, 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker offers an exciting new take on the genre staple of beautiful young women (Katherine Browning, Leah Verrill, Ashley Love, Tiffany S. Walker) fighting for their lives against dark forces.

Lily (Browning), her best friend Bianca (Walker), sister Lori (Love), and Lori's lover Pam (Verrill) move into their first off campus house together. The antics and the tempers run high. What they don't know is that the owner is a Nalusa Chito - a soul taker - who eats the souls of evil women. And he has locked them in the house. For the girls, it is a battle to the death because only the innocent can kill him. Paying the rent has never been so deadly.

The DVD release (SRP $24.99) will include deleted scenes, interviews with the cast, and a look at the special effects of 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker.

23 August 2013

Real Fear 2: The Truth Behind (More) Movies Premieres Friday, September 6th on Chiller

NEW YORK – August 21, 2013 - On Friday, September 6 @ 9pm ET, Chiller presents the second installment of its successful Real Fear franchise with the premiere of Real Fear 2: The Truth Behind (More) Movies. In this two-hour special, paranormal investigators Richard Dolan, Katrina Weidman, John McGarry, Chris Holt and Becky Weingrad explore the terrifying factual stories that served as the basis for some of the scariest horror movies of all time. The team is also joined by renowned psychic Chip Coffey and paranormal researcher John Zaffis, who lend their expertise in analyzing the accounts.

Through exclusive eyewitness interviews and reenactments of actual events, the team will uncover even more unbelievable tales, including gripping evidence of the paranormal activity that inspired The Haunting in Connecticut; the eyewitness reports of a winged creature that led to The Blair Witch Project; the terrifying UFO abduction claim behind Fire in the Sky and the series of mysterious deaths that inspired the chilling classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. The movies may be fiction, but the fear is very real!

Real Fear is executive produced by Larry Landsman and John D'Auria for AEP Media.

Chiller is the only cable channel devoted to delivering viewers round-the-clock scares. Chiller’s eclectic slate of adrenaline-fueled, soul-stirring entertainment includes a broad offering of original movies and specials, genre films, documentary and reality shows (Fear Factor) and some of the most thought-provoking and suspenseful series ever on television (Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tales from the Darkside, Outer Limits). Chiller is currently available in over 42 million homes. To learn more, visit: www.chillertv.com. Chiller. Scary Good.

Syfy Unveils Additional Casting For Upcoming Drama Pilot, High Moon

NEW YORK – August 22, 2013 – Syfy announces additional casting for its upcoming drama pilot, High Moon, inking Peter Macon, Dana Davis and Jonathan Tucker for recurring roles in the 90-minute pilot. Charity Wakefield also signs on for a pilot guest starring role. Co-produced by Universal Cable Productions and Lark Productions, the pilot is set to commence shooting August 26 in Vancouver BC. The project is based on the novel “The Lotus Caves” by John Christopher.

High Moon is an imaginative, out-of-this-world adventure series exploring what happens when Earth establishes colonies to mine the Moon’s resources and discover a new form of life. Chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion as the colonists of the Moon race to uncover this life form’s powerful secrets.

High Moon is executive produced by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Adam Kane (Being Human), Cary Granat and Steve Granat for Reel FX, Don Murphy and Susan Montford for Angry Films, and Louise Clark and Andrew Williamson for Lark Productions. Adam Kane will also direct the pilot written by Co-executive Producer Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies) from the story adaptation written by Fuller and Gray.

Peter Macon will portray General Gale Lynn Winehart, a hard-as-nails American Army General able to kick the crap out of just about anybody. Possessing years of battle experience, he is not only savvy but cautious as he knows things are not always what they seem. He is intent on getting to the bottom of the explosion on the moon.

Macon narrated HBO’s Animated Tales of the World, earning a 2002 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. He has appeared in episodes of Nash Bridges, Law & Order, Without a Trace, Supernatural and Dexter.

Dana Davis will portray the cute, rugged, direct and charming Yama Winehart, daughter of General Winehart. She is also the first -- and last -- kid ever born on the moon. Pre-natal problems with artificial gravity mean she can never leave the moon, giving her a special connection with it and making her the moon’s first environmentalist.

Davis played Chasity Church on the ABC Family series 10 Thinks I Hate About You and Carmen Phillips on the TNT series Franklin & Bash. She also co-starred in NBC’s Heroes as Monica Dawson. Born in Davenport, Iowa, Davis is a skilled violinist and holds a degree in music from Loyola Marymount University.

Jonathan Tucker will portray Stanslav “Stan” Stavin, a handsome and outgoing miner for the Russians. But there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this man.

Originally from Boston, MA, Tucker is known for his roles in films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hostage, In the Valley of Elah and The Ruins, as well as the NBC series The Black Donnellys. He also portrayed emerging artist Patrick Angus in the 2009 film An Englishman in New York opposite John Hurt.

Charity Wakefield also signs on to the pilot for a guest starring role, portraying the smart and savvy Eve St. John-Smythe. Eve is British and has a rakish confidence that comes from being unfathomably rich. She is CEO of the world’s most profitable corporation and is responsible for opening up the moon by providing oxygen to the various countries there. This vision speaks to her fair-mindedness, but controlling who breathes and for what price is also a spigot the cunning businesswoman is happy to adjust to get what she wants. Her political posturing comes from her idealism, and ultimately what she wants is to make good on her family mission to make the moon accessible to everyone on earth.

Born in Sussex, England, Wakefield starred in the BBC1 productions of Rapunzel and Casualty 1907. She has extensive theater credits on the British stage including Constance in The Three Musketeers at the Bristol Old Vic, Elaine in The Graduate at the New Vic, and Susan in Baby with the Bathwater at the Old Red Lion Theatre. In 2008 she toured in a revival of W. Somerset Maugham’s The Circle at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Leading the cast will be Chris Diamantopoulos (The Office) and Jake Sandvig (Easy A). Diamantopoulos plays Ian, a chief investigator for the American federal government who is dispatched to the moon to figure out the causes of an explosion. Sandvig plays his brother Marty, a felon being investigated for engaging in possible espionage and sabotage when the giant blast goes off near an area where he was working on the moon.

About Lark Productions
Lark Productions is a Vancouver-based company producing scripted and non-scripted programming. Lark co-produces the one hour drama series “Motive” currently airing on ABC and CTV, distributed by NBCU International. (www.larkproductions.ca)

About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Playing House,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Defiance,” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy and “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

About Syfy
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.)

Syfy's Ghost Mine Returns September 4th

NEW YORK – August 22, 2013 – Syfy’s hit unscripted series Ghost Mine dusts off its blasting caps and infrared cameras to dig even deeper into the mine’s paranormal mystery when Season 2 premieres Wednesday, September 4 at 10PM (ET/PT).

Before the new mine action begins, Syfy will air the one-hour special Ghost Mine: Back on the Mountain at 9PM (ET/PT). Hosted by Adam Copeland (Haven), the special gathers the miners and investigators around the campfire for a spirited conversation about the highs – and lows – of the previous season and first-hand accounts of the creepiest moments. It also includes never-before-seen footage from Season 1.

In the 12-episode second season of Ghost Mine, the hardened team of gold miners and paranormal investigators head back to Eastern Oregon’s Crescent Mine to continue their search for fortune and phantoms at the notoriously haunted mine. Located near the historic gold mining community of Sumpter, Oregon, the Crescent Mine is believed to contain high amounts of gold.

In the season premiere, titled “Return to Darkness,” the Ghost Mine crew battles the elements in hopes of striking it rich while delving further into the mysterious history of the mine and revealing new information about the recurring Masonic symbols, Native American presence and a spirit named “Joe,” all of which were uncovered last season.

The Crescent Mine welcomes a few additions to the team this year including the surprise return of a familiar face, a third generation miner joining his father and grandfather in Sumpter, an upgraded model of the popular RIPA (Remote Investigator of Paranormal Activity), and a four-legged excavation expert – a pooch named “Little Boy.”

Ghost Mine is produced by 51 Minds with Mark Cronin (Celebrity Paranormal Project, Flavor of Love, Rock of Love with Bret Michaels), Dave Caplan, Jay Bluemke (Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters Academy) and Phil Davis (Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files) serving as Executive Producers.

First 3000 House on Straw Hill DVD's Will Contain Video Nasty Documentary

The 80s video boom has become a time of sweet nostalgia for movie fans of a certain age but in the UK it was also a time of moral panic perpetuated by ill-informed politicians and a sensationalist media. 'The Video Nasties' witchhunts which led to Britain becoming the most highly censored nation in the western world targeted distributors, store owners and a list of horror movies which were prosecuted as obscene and subsequently banned. David (PLAGUE TOWN, THEATRE BIZARRE) Gregory's two part documentary from 2006 tells the full shocking story and will receive its first official US release as a Limited Edition bonus DVD in the first 3,000 units of Severin Films' upcoming release of HOUSE ON STRAW HILL. HOUSE..., known in the UK as EXPOSE, was one of the final 39 condemned Video Nasties and remains banned in its uncut form in the UK to this day.

Severin Films partners Gregory and Carl Daft developed their passion for exploitation cinema while growing up in the 'Nasty' era in Britain. "There are a couple of really good VHS era documentaries doing the rounds in the US right now but growing up in England we had a very different experience of serious censorial oppression. We thought it might be time to bring out our doc on the period in the US," says Gregory. HOUSE ON STRAW HILL, starring Udo (Andy Warhol's DRACULA) Kier and Linda (BLOOD ON SATAN'S CLAW) Hayden, has the honor of being the only British film that made the infamous 'Video Nasties' list and the Severin Blu/DVD combo will mark its first official fully uncut release on disc. "STRAW HILL has proved one of the most difficult discs we've ever produced due to severely damaged film elements. The master is still not perfect but it's the only way to see the film uncut in its original aspect ratio. We wanted to give Severin fans something extra to compensate for the imperfect presentation of the feature and the fact that it's taken so long to get the disc to market. By including what we consider one of our best documentaries to date, which until now has only been released in the UK, seemed like the way to go. We had considered canceling the title on many occasions because it was such a dire situation but we just couldn't give up on it and we have it to where it's now acceptable to us, and hopefully to our customers. We also have another very exciting nasties release on the horizon so we want to raise some awareness in the US of that grim time for horror fans in the UK."

Other extras in the package include AN ANGEL FOR SATAN - AN INTERVIEW WITH LINDA HAYDEN and an audio commentary with Director James Kenelm Clarke and Producer Brian Smedley-Aston. And as yet one more additional bonus, those who buy the disc directly from the Severin store will get a strictly limited edition (250) VHS replica of the UK Video Nasty release as EXPOSE!

Horror House Coming Soon On Demand from Brain Damage Films

Horror House Slated for Video On Demand Release October 1st 2013!

About the Film:
Horror House is a brand new horror anthology from the newlyweds of horror Kerry and Evan Marlowe. The film stars b-movie icon Lloyd Kaufman as Joe the Real Estate Agent who guides us through five different stories taking place in one house of fear.

Horror House is an official selection of the 2013 Indie Horror Film Festival, Studio City Film Festival, Trail Dance Film Festival and a Diamond Award Winner at the California Film Awards.

Horror fans can find the film available on various internet and satellite Video On Demand outlets beginning October 1st! Specific carriers to be announced at launch.

Synopsis:
Five different moments in time within one house, home to secrets, death and lies. A horror anthology of five short stories introduced by the Real Estate Agent Joe intent on selling this bargain house and all the horrors within its walls. Each tale is interlinked, telling chronicles of monsters from a story book, a living doll, the power of the tarot, a set of creepy twins and a man whose opinion of his hotness is turned against him. The question is… would you live here?

Syfy Gets Camera Ready

NEW YORK – August 21, 2013 – Syfy is expanding its growing slate of reality programming with Camera Ready, an all-new competition reality series from Mission Control Media (Face Off) now in development.

On Camera Ready, ten visionary costume designers will stretch imagination and artistry by competing in challenges to create works of costume art for film, television and music videos. Each week, the contestants will realize fantastical characters through their dazzling costume creations, incorporating non-traditional materials and technology – such as fiber optics – into some pieces. The contestants will be judged by a panel of industry heavy-weights - from Oscar-winning costume designers, cutting-edge directors and avant-garde fashionistas – with one designer ultimately taking home the $100,000 grand prize.

Dwight D. Smith, Michael Agbabian and Derek Atherton serve as executive producers.

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.)

Buncom Media International Presents: Science Team

August 21, 2013, Richmond, Virginia - Buncom Media International is pleased to announce the release of the mind-blowing teaser trailer for its independent sci-fi feature film SCIENCE TEAM.

WATCH THE SCIENCE TEAM TEASER TRAILER AT

SCIENCE TEAM is an epic and completely independent feature film created by the brilliant minds at Buncom Media International. The film was partially funded by crowd-sourcing through Indiegogo and is a great example of how high-quality films can be created with a micro-budget.

When Chip returns home to visit his beloved mother, he finds himself caught in the middle of an interstellar war between a telepathic space alien and a bureaucratic government organization bent on incinerating all alien life. Chip must fight to survive this ego-shattering drama of epic proportions.

Bucom Media International is an independent film production studio formed in 2012 and based in Richmond, Virginia. It was founded by Drew Bolduc (co-director and writer of the cult-classic The Taint) and producer Michele Lombardi, who first worked together on special and visual effects for Troma Entertainment’s Return to Class of Nuke ‘em High. Buncom’s goal is to produce riveting feature films with a high standard of quality and artistic integrity.


SCIENCE TEAM T-SHIRTS ARE 25% OFF
WEDS, AUG 21 - FRI, AUG 23

Official Artwork and Release Date for Night of the Naked Dead

Night of the Naked Dead will be available on DVD December 3rd, 2013 from Brain Damage Films.

About the Film:
Set in a 250 year old house amidst wild and haunted Cape Cod saltwater marshes, like the Sixth Sense, the film marries a tightly plotted thriller with the paranormal. Writer/Director Junius Podrug’s vision was to blend Hitchcock with the X-Files when living dead carry their lust and rage out of the grave.

Full Synopsis:
A storm from hell brings mysterious strangers who come with secrets to a B&B on an isolated island. Emma, the B&B owner, is a struggling romance writer. David, a handyman, is a traumatized war veteran wrestling with his past and sleeping in his van. They face a menace more shockingly evil and wickedly terrifying than anything in their wildest dreams. Veronica arrives naked. Coby has blood on him. Then the Others appear. Sex and murder, lust and revenge will make this a night that the romance writer and her new friend will never forget... if they survive.

22 August 2013

Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil (1992) - REVIEW


I realized today it's been a couple weeks since I have sat down and reviewed something.  So this is one that I recently watched, watched it with Part III as a double feature which is the only way to own the movie on DVD.  This installment goes away from the main storyline from the previous two with the ghostly Mary Lou Maloney.  This is a standalone in the series much like the original Prom Night is.  Is it really as good though?

 Back again at Hamilton High in the year 1957 two teenagers are in their car gettin it on.  When Father Jonas  (James Carver) from the local church slashes them with a crucifix that has a knife on the other end.  Fast forward to 30 years later and Father Jonas is locked in the dungeon of the church, chained up and heavily sedated.  Father Yeager (Kenneth McGregor) is up in years with failing health and it is time to teach his successor the secret about Father Jonas and how to care for him and keep the Devil from coming out again.  Soon he passes on and Father Colin (Brock Simpson) is left to care for Jonas.  He does not agree with the methods used to keep him sedated so he chooses to skip giving him the shot.  Father Jonas soon escapes to wreck havoc on unsuspecting teenagers that have sex on the brain.  Will someone stop him before it's too late?

I really do have mixed feelings about this movie.  In some ways I really like it but in others I really get fuckin bored with it.  When the action is happening the blood the suspense is all there, but it takes so damn long for the story to develop.  Way too damn long.  It has a young cast that really does a stellar job and a killer that is creepy as fuck but the killer is supposed to have aged 30 years and he barely looks 29.  They could have spent a little bit of money on some aging makeup for him and played it up or maybe just not have the opening scene take place in 1957.  Not that I can write a script any better but I can deal with the obvious.

I do think this is a good stand alone slasher just really needs to speed up the pace some.  I enjoy this one the least out of the Prom Night films.  It is more serious than the previous two sequels with no corny, cheesy humor at all.  That is not a bad thing but it would have really sped up the process.  I would rate this one 4 out of 10 stars.  Could have been alot better.  Stay Twisted everyone!


19 August 2013

Drinking Games 2012 - REVIEW

Oh the joys of college. That time when you're finally free of the tyranny of your parents and get to make your own choices without the fear of punishment. Some use college for what it's supposed to be, a learning experience that propels you toward an eventual career. Others use it for what they THINK it's supposed to be, one non-stop Animal House type party where inhibitions are lowered and sex and nudity are fueled by copious amounts of drugs and alcohol.

Drinking Games is centered around two college roommates, Richard (Blake Merriman) and Shawn (Nick Vergara), who are at odds over what to do on a Friday night during "Snowmageddon". Most of the dorm is empty as it's the end of the fall semester and most of the students have left but for a few miscreants that who only want to party it up and get wasted. Richard however, just wants to finish his term paper when Shawn decides to throw a last minute party in their room. Enter the ever so creepy Noopie (Rob Bradford) with a crotch full of cocaine and a pension for bad behavior. Once the drugs and alcohol are flowing, Shawn reluctantly kicks Richard to the curb in hopes of finally bedding his love interest Erin (Katy Wright-Mead) but things go south when he leaves her alone with Noopie and her BFF Kennedy (Adriana DeGirolami). With every drink Noopie becomes more and more unstable and when the lines between fun and sadism begin to blur, no one will be safe from his manipulation.

Before I go any further, let me make it clear that this is NOT a horror film. It's billed as a thriller but I'm not real sure it's even that. In my opinion it had more to do with college aged angst and peer pressure than tension and suspense. Drama I think would be a more suitable genre for this one. Most of the criticism I have about Drinking Games is that I'm not convinced the film makers knew what kind of film they wanted to make and it showed in the finished product. It's kind of like two or three different genres crashing into each other but one never entirely wins out. So I was a little confused as to who the target audience was.

For a film filled with mostly fresh faces, the acting was surprisingly good. The main actors, Merriman, Vergara and Bradford do very well at carrying the film and even the minor actors show some great promise.
The dialog, especially at the beginning of the film kinda reminds me of the late 80's, early 90's dramas packed with "woe is me" teenagers whose situations eventually work themselves out for better or worse.
Director Ryan Gielen, while clearly talented, missed some opportunities here to carry the film over into thriller territory. Everything from the camera work to the lighting to the character situations just screamed drama to me. The film no doubt will find it's audience. It's very well done and very well put together but it's slow pace and lack of action will likely turn people away. For fans of the horror genre, I wouldn't recommend it BUT if you have a kid who's about to go off to college, it might make an excellent PSA about what kinds of people to avoid.

Drinking Games (Official Trailer, HD) from Ryan Gielen (Believe, LTD) on Vimeo.

Official Artwork and Release Date for Brain Damage Films' 'Demon'


Brain Damage Films has released new artwork for Demon starring Jasmine Waltz. Demon will be releasing on December 3, 2013.

About the Film:
Demon is the story of a military experiment in creating the perfect killing machine gone wrong. When the genetically mutated gets on the loose it wreaks havoc with its insatiable appetite for human flesh. A special agent (Jasmine Waltz) is sent in to take it down. Jasmine Waltz is a media starlet known best in the tabloid world for dating celebrities such as Michael Phelps and Ryan Seacrest. Her biggest controversies are from her sex tape and rumored punching of Lindsey Lohan. In the world of film & television she is known for her role in the 2011 critically acclaimed film Love and her appearances on the show Femme Fatales.

Full Synopsis:
After being cleared in an internal investigation, FBI Special Agent Nicole Diaz is reinstated and sent back home to the town of Oro Negro to help solve the bizarre murders of two agents. She's met with disdain by the local Sheriff, a good ol' boy who doesn't believe they are being taken seriously and is insulted they sent a woman.

At first, it's thought the killings are random acts committed by smugglers or drug dealers, that is until the resident Tribal Ranger realizes the bodies have been drained of blood and suspects it is something more, but his beliefs are dismissed.

Soon after, a mysterious woman and her aide appear during an autopsy and claim responsibility for creating the perfect killing machine. A creature designed specifically for desert warfare to be used by the military. It has escaped and they need help reacquiring it. Unsure who to believe or trust, Nicole assembles a team and they set out to capture the creature.




Hit New Zealand Series 'The Almighty Johnsons' Coming to Syfy

NEW YORK – August 13, 2013 -- Expanding its stable of international hits such as Lost Girl and Continuum, Syfy today announced it has acquired the first two seasons (23 episodes) of the popular New Zealand scripted series The Almighty Johnsons from independent television distributor ALL3MEDIA International.

The Almighty Johnsons is a production of South Pacific Pictures.

Season 1 of The Almighty Johnsons, consisting of 10 episodes, will premiere on Syfy in 2014.

The action-packed comedy drama The Almighty Johnsons follows the Johnson boys, four typical fun-loving guys – who have inherited the power of Norse Gods. But these four brothers are no flashy superheroes. Everyday Gods have everyday struggles – searching for love, overcoming sibling rivalry and fulfilling their God-like destiny – while still enjoying a few beers with their mates.

Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Programming, Syfy, said: “We’re delighted to introduce quality New Zealand programming to the Syfy audience. A compelling blend of fantasy and comedy, this quirky series should resonate strongly with our viewers.”

Kelly Martin, CEO, South Pacific Pictures, said: “We are thrilled with the deal that ALL3MEDIA International has done. The Almighty Johnsons will be the first wholly New Zealand originated and produced drama series to be broadcast in the United States, which is a terrific accomplishment and reflects the quality of the series."

Louise Pedersen, Managing Director, ALL3MEDIA International, added: “This acquisition by an influential market such as the United States will be fantastic for the profile of The Almighty Johnsons and New Zealand drama on the global stage.”

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. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.(Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Official Artwork and Release Date for Midnight Releasing's Amnesiac

Amnesiac will be available via Video On Demand September 1st and DVD November 5th!

About the Film:
A blend of supernatural horror and psychological drama, Amnesiac counts the cost of loss, guilt and reckless desperation as we delve into the life of one deeply disturbed young woman and the afterlife of one equally disturbed dead man.

Amnesiac is a psychological horror at its purest, chronicling the creation of a malevolent haunting born from the depths of a tortured mind at the heart of the film’s narrative. In true literary fashion, this narrative gradually subverts the viewer’s assumptions, eventually revealing the horrific truth hidden beneath layers of calculated deceit.

Official carriers for On Demand viewing will be announced soon!

Synopsis:
In the wake of losing her baby, lonely Kate Faulkner has become dangerously obsessed with the occult, much to the horror of her only sister, Bec. One night, Bec and her boyfriend, Thom, visit Kate in order to try and make her see the danger of her obsession. Through the use of a Ouija board, they make contact with a mysterious spirit who offers to help Kate in her mission to find her dead son. But events soon take a menacing turn when the séance participants discover the true motives of the mystery stranger at their door and the dark, eerie place of child sacrifice known as Wyke Wreake.



Young High and Dead Released NSFW Trailer

Brand new NSFW clip is unleashed for the British Horror film ‘Young, High and Dead’ with release dates.

Rum Punch Productions unchains a brand new NSFW trailer containing a rape scene for their debut feature film titled ‘Young, High and Dead.

Watch the trailer:

Young, High and Dead MK1 Trailer 2013 from Young High and Dead on Vimeo.


As Young, High and Dead gears up for it’s UK release the Rum Punch team release their first trailer known only as YHAD MK1 introducing the characters to the backdrop of a rape scene starring Hannah Tointon (the Inbetweeners & The Children). The film gets it’s UK release on Friday the 13th, with a USA release following on Halloween October 31st.

Syfy Launches 'Syfy Now' App


NEW YORK – August 15, 2013 – Today, Syfy reveals the launch of the new Syfy Now App for iPhone, iPad and iTouch as part of NBCUniversal’s TV Everywhere cross-portfolio rollout. The app, available for download through Apple’s App Store, gives authenticated TV viewers on-the-go access to original Syfy series content the day after air. Syfy is the second cable entertainment network within NBCUniversal to provide this offering – with all cable networks soon to follow – which marks an important step in the company’s long-term strategy to provide both viewers and marketers a user friendly way to engage with its content on multiple platforms.

“Syfy’s audience of tech-savvy ‘Igniters’ are among the very first to find new and more immersive ways to access and consume their favorite Syfy programs,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy and Chiller. “Syfy Now will deliver the kind of experience our smart and trend-setting viewers are looking for from us.”

Through Syfy Now, which derives its name from the “Bravo Now” app, viewers have access to full, streaming episodes of Syfy original series, including hit scripted shows Defiance, Haven andBeing Human, as well as popular unscripted series like Face Off, Paranormal Witness and Haunted Highway.

Syfy Now also offers up short-form video content – bonus scenes, talent interviews, previews and more – in addition to the best of Syfy Digital’s originals including BlastrTV and Riese: Kingdom Falling.

Users can create individual season passes and “watchlists” for later viewing with Syfy Now, all of which can be synced via Apple’s iCloud, allowing for seamless viewing across any iOS device. Facebook and Twitter update functions are integrated into the app for enhanced social media engagement ability.

“The launch of Syfy Now underscores our commitment to bring viewers TV Everywhere from across our portfolio of networks,” said Matt Bond, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Content Distribution. “Syfy Now means more access for Syfy’s passionate fans who are taking every advantage of multiple screen viewing, so they can watch anywhere, anytime.”

Syfy Now is currently available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/syfy-app-for-iphone/id378092432?mt=8

TV Everywhere is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs. Fans can access long-form content through Syfy digital touchpoints on PCs, mobile devices, tablets and on the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” including, Armstrong, AT&T U-Verse, Cablevision’s Optimum TV service, Charter, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, DISH, Mediacom, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and Wide Open West (WOW). Syfy Now will launch on Android in September. The network expects to add other MVPDs in the coming weeks.

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.)

14 August 2013

Beast: A Monster Among Men Now Available On Demand! - PRESS RELEASE


*Beast: A Monster Among Men Now Available On Demand!*

Fans of independent horror thrillers have a chance to check out Brain
Damage Films’ next great DVD release now before it hits DVD on October 1st!

*Beast: A Monster Among Men *is now available for On Demand viewing on
cable through Cox, AT&T, Verizon, Charter, SuddenLink and more. The film is
also available On Demand via the internet on platforms such as Amazon
Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox and more!

The film stars TJ Lavin (BMX superstar and host of MTV’s “The Challenge”
series).

*Synopsis***

Five friends head out for a week getaway to a secluded cabin just outside
of the Six Rivers National Forest. When an argument forces the group apart
things begin to deteriorate quickly. One by one the campers turn up dead
and things are clearly not what they seem. As day breaks only two men
remain - Yet what if neither man is responsible for the night's carnage,
but instead the BEAST who calls Six Rivers home...

Check out the trailer <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMhl_KhbGRg>

Dr Giggles (1992) - REVIEW


In 1992 the slasher genre was just about dead, if not dead it was definitely on life support.  Because no one really wanted to see those type of horror movies anymore any of them that made it to the theater performed very poor.  There are a few slasher gems throughout the 90's but nothing like the slasher mayhem that the 80's brought us, well until Scream came out in the later 90's.

Evan Rendell (Larry Drake) who is nicknamed Dr Giggles has escaped a mental hospital after leaving a blood trail behind him.  He is off to the town of Moorehigh were he grew up.  His Father was a doctor and he started killing his patients to try and save his wife's heart.  The town killed his Father and now he wants revenge.  Meanwhile, at the local high school it is the last day of school and summer is just beginning.  Not such a happy day for Jennifer (Holly Marie Combs) who has an appt with a doctor to determine whether she needs heart surgery or not.  Jennifer's Mother died from a routine operation so this is a big deal for her.  This town won't be so happy in just a few hours.  A man who thinks he is a doctor is on his way to make their lives a living hell!

Dr Giggles was released into theaters and as my foreboding from above depicts it met with bad review and a not so great profit.  The cast was comprised of mainly little known actors and actresses who were young and at the beginning of their careers except for Larry Drake of course.  The story itself really was not that bad.  I actually like it and there are really not too many plot holes and there is a good amount of humor which I was not expecting when I first saw it as a kid.  Guess the title may have been a giveaway but when you are young stuff like that tends to go over your head.

I really enjoy Dr Giggles and do watch it on a regular basis, at least once a year.  The acting wasn't particularly great but there is alot of sillyness and it was one of the first appearances of Holly Marie Combs who went on to star in Charmed.  The blu ray of it is actually a great transfer.  You can pick it up pretty cheap on Amazon or your local store, probably around 7 bucks or so.  I would rate this 6 stars out of 10.  Stay twisted everyone!




12 August 2013

Sixty Second Slashers - Web series (2013)


Sixty Second Slashers is a Horror Anthology series that premiered on youtube on August 1st.  They will air on every Thursday and every 13th of the month.  The series is essentially what the name implies.  Short slasher segments that last 60 seconds.

I watched the first one and I really wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised.  I mean come on how much can you really get across in a minute but they manage to do a pretty good job from what I saw.  I'm going to do a synopsis of the episode cause well I would give it away.  It's only a minute long after all.

You can find the first episode here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvaQv90Y19A It's called Back to Post Apocalypse.  Enjoy and as always Stay Twisted!


Syfy Celebrates Fanboy and Fangirl Culture with New Docu-Series

NEW YORK – August 12, 2013 – Syfy celebrates superfan culture with Fangasm (formerly titled Fandemonium), a new docu-series that follows seven very different people whose niche uber-obsessions run the gamut from comic books and collectibles to science fiction and fantasy to cosplay and live action role playing. Living together and working together at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, Los Angeles’ largest pop-culture convention, the cast must contend with each others oversized personalities and conflicting passions as they vie for a opportunities within Lee’s organization. Because when different passions come together – you get a real big bang.Fangasm debuts Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.

These roommates stop at nothing to prove their fan-cred to each other, debating everything from favorite superheroes, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, and even what they would do in the event of a real zombie apocalypse. And while the claws do come out, this hilarious and loveable group is ultimately bound together by a shared joy of fandom.

Over the course of the season, the eager group dives into their internships at Comikaze as it prepares for the upcoming Comikaze Expo – the comic, gaming, anime, sci-fi, fantasy horror and general pop-culture expo held each November in Los Angeles. The massive convention is a year-round business, run by Lee, Regina Carpinelli (who guides the interns as their supervisor) and Cassandra Peterson (better known as Elvira Mistress of the Dark). The pressure is on for the interns, who all have high hopes of earning an actual job with the organization. Throughout the summer, they are thrust into a myriad of assignments, both in the field and at the Comikaze Expo headquarters. They pitch comic book ideas to Lee, clean a storage space belonging to Elvira, and pull out all the stops to plan for the star-studded Comikaze launch party. Along the way they get to meet the original Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei, a truly emotional and dream moment for one of the interns.

Can’t wait for Fangasm? Coming soon, www.syfy.com will reveal exclusive videos shot by the cast from inside their house. Sound off on Twitter with the official Fangasm hashtag @FangasmSyfy and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fangasmsyfy.

Meet the cast:
ANDREW DUVALL – 27 – Valdosta, GA (Hometown) and Los Angeles, CA
Andrew always dreamed of being the Captain of the Starship Enterprise, but instead he works for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. When he’s not in his Star Trek uniform watching Star Trek marathons he can be found playingMagic: The Gathering. Sometimes he’ll do both at once. Andrew is self-aware in the best possible way, and loves making people laugh.

DANI SNOW – 26 – Burbank, CA
Dani was raised on the original Star Wars movies and the works of Tolkien. Reading Harry Potter and watching Lord of the Rings did not make her popular, but after high school she blossomed socially, and gravitated towards fellow geeks. She’s played a pirate at a Renaissance Pleasure Faire, and tours the convention circuit with The Damsels of Dorkington, a comedy troupe. She now spends her days doing special effects makeup on short films, performing comedy whenever she can and using her Harry Potter knowledge at her job to help identify copyrighted material online for the franchise.

KRISTEN HACKETT – 23 – New York, NY
Kristin is a single and sexy comic book fangirl living in New York City. She loves that the city she lives in is also the dwelling place of her favorite superheroes, namely Spider-Man and Nightwing. Her three passions in life are blogging geek culture, comics and fashion. With All-American good looks she is often hit on by jocks and meatheads; however, she’s only attracted to super dorky and nerdy guys. Her passion for comics and graphic novels is evidenced by her massive collection and commitment to travel the country to attend every comic convention possible, which she covers for her websites. She admits she is a hoarder when it comes to collectibles, and she was even compelled to create a giant spreadsheet for her collection of 600+ graphic novels. The obsessions are only overshadowed by her closet full of custom cosplay outfits. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Kristin enjoys designing and creating her own costumes.

MIKE REED – 22 – Ybor City District of Tampa (Hometown) and New York, NY
Mike considers himself the ultimate comic book and superhero fan. He loves all DC comics and wants to live his life like Superman. He’s an active cosplayer and founded his own group called Team Avalanche, making amazing costumes and putting on shows across Florida. Even though he’s a nerd, he has quite the charm on the ladies. By night he will go to the club with a confident swagger, and by day he will sport spandex. Though he just received an amazing promotion at his job, he’s willing to quit for the opportunity to be an intern for Stan Lee’s Comikaze.

MOLLY McISAAC – 24 – Soldotna, AK (Hometown) and Seattle, WA
Molly is determined to show the world that not all fangirls are "the comic book guy.” A self-proclaimed fashionista and cosplay queen, she blasts away nerd stereotypes by being incredibly social and fond of the nightlife. Steadfast in her feminist beliefs, Molly is often labeled a "difficult woman" or "kind of crazy,” but it's just because she's incredibly confident and not afraid to be loud if she doesn't agree with someone or something. This makes dating difficult – especially since she only likes successful, professional geeks! But her social views do not mean her geeky interests fall to the wayside: she's particularly fond of anime, comic books, cosplay, video games, and LARPing. With incredibly sharp wit, an army of fanboys, and a secret belief that she's more intelligent than most people, Molly is a powerful force to be reckoned with.

PAUL PERKINS – 22 – Sacramento, CA
Getting this internship would be a double win for Paul. In one fell swoop he’d have a job and move out of his parent’s house. It’s every true nerd’s dream! Paul is passionate about all things comic books, sci-fi and Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments. He is a huge film buff with a massive collection of over 2,000 movies. While Paul is opinionated and outspoken, when it comes to girls he crawls right back into his shell. He lacks confidence around women, which he says is part of the reason he hasn’t had a girlfriend in over four years – that and the fact he likes to dress up as a Marvel superhero.

SALVATORE FRINGO – 25 – Amsterdam, NY
Salvatore is not what you’d call a shy geek. He’s loud and vocal about what he loves, and what he loves are superheroes. While he’s a huge fan of the heroes of the Marvel Universe, he doesn't discriminate against any characters because of their publisher. He may not be a gifted engineering genius like his comic book idol Tony Stark, but he does teach kids how to create their own superheroes, all while he dresses like Iron Man. He thinks of himself as a new breed of geek because he’s “attractive, funny, cocky…but with a sweet side.” He’s hoping that sweet side will be sweet enough to land him his real life Pepper Potts.

Fangasm is produced by 495 productions with Executive Producers SallyAnn Salsano and Joel Zimmer.

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.)

09 August 2013

Crawl Bitch Crawl Releases Official Trailer

Horror/Sci-fi Film "CRAWL BITCH CRAWL" Releases Official Trailer and is acquired by Sales Representatives VMI Worldwide.

Gritty, claustrophobic Independent Horror/Sci-fi film 'CRAWL BITCH CRAWL' directed by Oklahoma Ward releases OFFICIAL TRAILER!

The HORROR film CRAWL BITCH CRAWL is...

Synopsis: An elite security team assigned the task of protecting the last known woman who can become pregnant, find themselves caught in an endless claustrophobic underground tunnel system. The team soon learns - the real horror is not the unstoppable creature chasing them, but the ever growing smaller tunnel itself. The will to live for each member of the team gets challenged with the obstacle of a fourteen inch two thousand foot tunnel.

What horror fans are saying about CRAWL BITCH CRAWL...

"...Get through this horror tunnel..."
-Bloody Disgusting (Mr Disgusting)

"...A Fist-Clenching, Breath-Holding, Claustrophobic Thrill-Ride..."
-Yell! Magazine (Joanna Jaguar)

"Going to the counter and ordering a ticket to this film should be fun!"
-Horror Smorgasbord (Slowdeath77)

"...Breakout Actress Nicole Alonso...kicks some serious ass..."
-Yell Magazine (Joanna Jaguar)



Release Date for the movie CRAWL BITCH CRAWL is TBD -- follow these sites for updates and find out more information on the film.

Website: www.crawlbitchcrawl.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CRAWLMovie
Twitter: www.twitter.com/EXTREMEINDIE

CRAWL BITCH CRAWL is a full length feature film due out in 2013
Directed By: Oklahoma Ward
Written By: Oklahoma Ward
Starring: Nicole Alonso, Torey Byrne, Tom Chamberlain, David P. Baker, Wil Crown, Tommy Ball, Clayton Burgess

Ryan Gielen's Drinking Games Coming to DVD in August

New York, NY - Believe Limited is excited to announce the August 20th DVD release of Drinking Games, the new psychological thriller from director Ryan Gielen (The Graduates, Turtle Hill Brooklyn). Written by Gielen and star Blake Merriman, Drinking Games is based on the off-Broadway play Dorm, also written by Merriman. The film stars co-writer

Blake Merriman (The Graduates), Rob Bradford ("One Life to Live", The Graduates), Nick Vergara (This is Our Youth, The Graduates), Riccarda Albrecht, Katy Wright-Mead ("Boardwalk Empire"), Joshua Sterling Bragg, and Adriana DeGirolami (The Four-Faced Liar).

Synopsis:
It's the last night of the fall semester, and all over campus parties are raging. While alcohol flows, Richard and Shawn argue over what to do with Noopie, the mysterious upperclassman passed out on their floor. After a blizzard seals them in the dorm with a handful of hapless friends, Noopie awakes and uses a mix of drugs, booze and sex to manipulate the group to their physical and emotional breaking points over the longest, most dangerous night of their young lives. Will it be their last?

The DVD release will include a commentary with Gielen and selected cast members, interviews with the cast and crew, a behind the scenes photo gallery, a music video from cast member Michael Pennacchio and Drunk Sports, a comedic web series.

New Release Date Set for Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

1428 Films, Panic Productions and Hutson Ranch Media have announced that the release date for Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th has been moved to Friday, September 13th, 2013. The documentary was originally slated for release on August 27th.

"Because of the scope of the show and in order to craft the best, most interesting and entertaining look at the films and TV series, it became necessary to give the post-production process a bit more time,” says producer Thommy Hutson. “Ultimately, though, we are thrilled with the show and can't wait for fans to get back to camp - and we think Mrs. Voorhees and Jason would be happy with the new date!"

"Having spent well over a year in production on Crystal Lake Memories, we wanted to take a little more time to give fans the definitive Friday the 13th documentary they've been waiting for," explains writer/director Daniel Farrands. "Not only were we able to line up a couple of last-minute interviews for our bonus disc and record a full filmmaker commentary track, it just made more sense to wait a couple of weeks and release Crystal Lake Memories on the ‘unlucky day’ it celebrates: Friday the 13th."

The three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of the documentary, which runs a staggering 400 minutes, can currently be pre-ordered exclusively via the film’s official website. An exclusive bonus disc containing approximately 4 hours of extended interview material will be included with orders placed on the website. After the soft release on September 13th, the film will be available to the general public on October 8th.

Corey Feldman (star of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) narrates Crystal Lake Memories, which features interviews with approximately 150 cast and crew members from all twelve Friday the 13th films and the syndicated television series, many of whom have never before appeared in on-camera interviews. Interview subjects include Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, Tom Savini, Danielle Panabaker, Sean S. Cunningham, Derek Mears, Betsy Palmer, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Alice Cooper and many more.

Crystal Lake Memories promises to be the definitive retrospective on the unstoppable Friday the 13th franchise. The film is written and directed by Farrands and produced by Hutson, who previously teamed up for the award-winning Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy.

Pre-order Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th now at www.CrystalLakeMemories.net

08 August 2013

Diabolique Magazine Issue No 17 is Here - PRESS RELEASE


In the same way the intersection between horror and rock n’roll explored in our 15th issue is much like a Reese’s peanut butter cup, so are horror and comedy – two great tastes that go great together. In that spirit, Diabolique # 17 tickles your funny bone and cracks it too, exploring all that’s irreverent, wonky and weird from the horror community’s most alternately playful and sadistic minds. We’ll walk you through horror-comedy hybrids new and old, featuring exclusive interviews with Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Joe Dante and more, while delving into the inner workings of extreme and erotic cinema with a tribute to the late, great exploitation helmer Jess Franco. Diabolique 17: you’re all gonna die laughing!
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Inside this issue:

GRUE ROMANCE
Ben Wheatley shares some insight with Colin McCracken on the carnage of Sightseers

BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT
Colin McCracken explores the pub-set Irish horror-comedy Grabbers, with words from writer Kevin Lehane and FX specialist Shaune Harrison

SIDE-SPLITTING: THE EVOLUTION OF HORROR-COMEDY
Ken Hanley charts the social, artistic and commercial history of the horror-comedy subgenre, with words from Doug Benson, Alex Winter and Lloyd Kaufman

DANTE: 2 STUDIOS: 0
Joe Dante revisits Gremlins 2: The New Batch with Max Weinstein

HEALING THE WOUNDS: UNDER THE SKIN OF JESS FRANCO
Redemption Films founder Nigel Wingrove pays tribute to exploitation giant Jess Franco

THE ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT ESTABLISHMENT
Canadian filmmaking collective Astron-6 considers their brushes with censorship, production woes and (sort-of) new-found notoriety

HE’S NEXT
Ken Hanley speaks with horror’s emerging force, You’re Next director Adam Wingard

RAISED BY FEAR
Poster artist Akiko Stehrenberger reveals her haunted past to Michele Galgana

CANADIAN WITH A CAMERA
Jason Eisener sits down with Ken Hanley to consider his rise from faux-trailers to anthology franchises

FILM REVIEW: YOU’RE NEXT
Our early review of Adam Wingard’s home invasion shocker