This Day in Horror

25 August 2014

Severin Films Releases Artwork for Lost Soul - The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau


Lost Soul - The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau is a documentary feature will have its world premiere this Sunday, August 24th at the London Frightfest, followed by festival engagements at The Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany and Festival De L’Etrange in Paris. More festival dates, including North America, will be announced soon via the Severin Films Facebook page.

The filming of the ill-fated 1996 version of H. G. Welles’ THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU is the stuff of legend. For the first time since he was unceremoniously escorted off his longtime dream project, Richard (HARDWARE) Stanley reveals in detail his spectacular original vision and how it was all ripped apart at the seams. Cast members including Fairuza Balk, Marco Hofschneider and Rob Morrow, executives and producers Robert Shaye, Edward R. Pressman and Tim Zinnemann, concept artist Graham Humphreys, members of the Stan Winston Makeup Effects team as well as a host of cast and crew members recall the stories first hand of colossal egos run amok, a production way out of control, and how the original filmmaker was banished from the set but wouldn't let go. Directed by David Gregory (PLAGUE TOWN, THEATRE BIZARRE, GODFATHERS OF MONDO, THE JOE SPINELL STORY), this is the sensational story of what could have been a science fiction masterpiece which became a huge creative and financial disaster; the story of the outsider artist versus Hollywood machine.

Fright-Rags Launches Tucker & Dale vs Evil Apparel Pre-orders


Fright-Rags is paying tribute to one of the most celebrated horror-comedies of the last decade - 2010's Tucker & Dale vs. Evil - with a line of new apparel, including several limited edition pieces.

Eli Craig's Tucker & Dale vs. Evil stars Alan Tudyk ("Firefly") and Tyler Labine (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as the titular friends whose vacation yields a body count when they're mistaken for murderous hillbillies by a group of college kids.

First up is a shirt designed by Justin Osbourn. Limited to 300 pieces, it's available on T-shirts, girl shirts and zip-up hoodies. There is an additional 200 on baseball tees as well.

Artists Abrar Ajmal and Tony Moore also contribute their takes on the lovable duo, along with an "Evil Ale" emblem shirt by Sam Kaufman. You can get each of these three designs on unisex or girls shirts.

Last but certainly not least, "GIV' ER" snap-back hats are up for grabs. These embroidered, trucker-style caps are modeled after the hat Dale wears in the film. Only 100 are being produced.

Pre-orders have launched on Fright-Rags.com. The limited edition items may sell out before the pre-order period ends, so act fast if you want them. The products are expected to ship in early October.




Arcana Studios Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kings


Arcana Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Howard Lovecraft and the Three Kings. From the press release: 

We are excited to announce that Howard Lovecraft and The Three Kingdoms launched Wednesday, August 20th on Kickstarter to celebrate the 124th birthday of Howard Lovecraft. 

This beautiful all ages Lovecraft tale combines the very popular Arcana titles; Howard Lovecraft and The Frozen Kingdom, Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom and Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness into one wonderful Hardcover book you can share with the whole family.

Hidden away from the world is a dangerous book filled with forbidden knowledge. For ages, the mere possession of the book has driven men to madness. On Christmas Eve the unthinkable happens; the book is placed in the hands of a child. Unaware of its danger, Howard Lovecraft opens the books and speaks aloud its forbidden knowledge. Join Howard Lovecraft and his elder god companion Spot as they enter three kingdoms of terrifying creatures and monstrous villains all seeking to gain possession of Howard's book.

We have started our second day of crowd funding with 5% of our funding goal reached! We want to say thank you to those of you who have backed us so far, and to those of you who haven't yet, we need your help!

Please back, if you are able, and share our kickstarter campaign with all of your friends , family and followers. If you are sharing on Twitter, we have been using the hashtag #HowardLovecraftAndTheThreeKingdoms.

Any amount you are able will help our campaign and with perks ranging from a Cthulhu plush, a special edition T-shirt, a coloring book and the Hardcover book itself, you will want to pledge so you don't miss these awesome items.

You can find the Kickstarter campaign here, where you can read more about our book, perks and see a really cool video by Bruce Brown, the series creator and writer.

Website: www.arcana.com
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Principal Photography Begins on Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth


OH, 8/25/14 - Ohio native and former Chill comic relief Roger Conners has rolled camera and officially moved into principal photography on his directorial debut, Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth. Conners has appeared in over a dozen independent productions with half them being horror titles, and his love for the genre was first kickstarted after his initial viewing of the original George Romero zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead (1968). "The original Night is considered a groundbreaking piece of cinema not only for the impact it had on the modern day horror film, but because of its amazing depiction of the prevalent issues that the American public were faced with at that time," Roger explains. "Topics such as racism, government involvement and cover ups, the exposure of violence through television and media, these are all undertones that are touched on in the original film."

In the last decade Night of the Living Dead has been the recipient of four remakes. Two of the original sequels - Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead - have even received the remake treatment. In an age where horror plots are recycled and slapped together with the cheapest of glues, it's important for zombie fans to know that - yes, Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth is a "re-visionment" or remake, but Director Conners aims to take the original narrative style of the Romero franchise and give it a more socio-political twist. Taking Rebirth just a step further than other re-installments will set it away from the pack. Roger mentions his film’s distinguishing qualities, "I feel that many of the current depictions of Night have overlooked the fact that, at the time it was released, the piece was so much more than an Avant-guard horror film. Our goal is to acknowledge all of the elements that made it so pivotal, and that's what I feel will set us apart from the rest."

Roger Conners is known throughout the independent horror film industry for his frequent portrayal of homosexual characters, an archetype that is often ignored in the genre dealing with blood, boobs, and guts. His cheeky and often flamboyant characters have left the actor with the affectionately dubbed title, The Scream Queer. In this regard, the aspiring director will swap certain stereotypes for others to give the movie a more modern feel. "Our goal with Rebirth isn't so much to remake a classic zombie film, but to honor the masterpiece as a truly important portrayal of our culture at that time. The topics addressed within the original film are still acknowledged along with more relevant concerns such as homosexuality and religious irrationality and violence," Conners finishes before heading back to his production notes.

“What begins as an annual visit to their family gravesite quickly becomes a night of sheer terror as two brothers are unexpectedly forced to fight back against a sudden onslaught of violent assailants. Soon, eight complete strangers find themselves barricaded inside a rural farmhouse in an attempt to survive against the ever-growing army of murderous creatures outside.”

Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth is filming around Ohio based on the script by Conners. Noelle Bye, another former Chill crew member, will work as cinematographer and Ron George, Cassaundra Holloway and GD Effects will be handling the special effects. Confirmed cast members include Roger Conners as Adam, Aswan Harris as Ben, Alvin Hudson as Reverend Harold Cooper, Rachel Anderson as Helen Cooper, RJ Messenger as Johnny, Robbie Barnes as Sarah Chambers, Brad Arner as Tom, Dan Peters as Vince, Benny Benzino as Russo, John Chiara as Ricci, Taylor Nelms as Judy, and Rick Montgomery as George.

Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth is due to be released in late 2015.

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20 August 2014

Vincent Grashaw's Thriller Coldwater Splashes into Theaters August 15


Breaking Glass Pictures follows the success of 2013's Geography Club with the release of their latest title, Coldwater, in select theaters and on VODAugust 15, 2014.

"Affecting drama exposes a brutal real-world phenomenon" - The Hollywood Reporter

Coldwater will be playing at the following theaters:

1) LA - Arena Screen 8/22
2) Pasadena - Laemmle Playhouse 8/15
3) NY - Cinema Village 8/15
4) Chicago - Facets Cinematheque 8/15
5) New Orleans - Zeitgeist Arts Center 8/15
6) San Diego - Digital Gym Cinema 8/15
7) Portland - Living Room Theaters 8/22
8) Phoenix - Harkin's Valley Art 8/15
10) Toronto - Carlton Cinema & Kingsway Theater (Both Opening 8/22)
11) LA - Downtown Independent 8/15 (Premiere on 8/13)

Coldwater is a drama/thriller that follows P.J. Boudousque ("Pretty Little Liars" "American Horror Story") in a breakout performance as Brad Lunders, a troubled teen sent to a juvenile reform facility run by a retired war colonel played by James C. Burns (Transformers, Call of Duty). Tragic events unfold, echoing the sad state of similar facilities operating in the United States today.

Coldwater saw its World Premiere at SXSW in 2013 and has received rave reviews since. It won Best Film, Best Director (Vincent Grashaw), and Best Actor (PJ Boudousqué) at the Las Vegas Film Festival, Audience Awards for Best Feature at the Fresh Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Cinema At The Edge Film Festival in Santa Monica, California.

Coldwater will be released on VOD Platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon Fios, AT&T and Direct TV.

Film Festival Hit President Wolfman Takes Office on DVD August 26


New York, NY - Wild Eye Releasing has announced that Mike Davis' President Wolfman will be available to own on DVD August 26 following a wildly successful festival run. Since its premiere at the Sydney Underground Film Festival, President Wolfman has been a favorite of audiences and critics alike, with the Huffington Post applauding the filmmakers for delivering "a candidate both parties can get behind." President Wolfman has won awards around the country, taking home Best Script at the New Orleans Horror Film Festival and Best Feature at both the Aliens to Zombies Film Festival and Atlanta Horror Film Festival.

Meet John Wolfman: politician, single parent and werewolf, a man whose (hairy) hands are definitely full. Not only is he trying to stop his opponents from selling the US to China, he also has to solve a series of grizzly murders in the capitol. Add a crazed mad scientist, Smokey the Bear, a Miss Teen beauty pageant and a race against time to save his eight-year-old son Bobby from a murderous Vice President, and you have a movie that will keep you howling from start to finish.

Hailed as "perfect for fans of campy horror" by The Washington Post, President Wolfman was made entirely from recycled, stock and public domain footage with a newly scripted, scored and re-voiced soundtrack with enhanced visuals and effects.

The DVD release of President Wolfman (SRP $14.95) will exclusively includeseveral short films from director Mike Davis, outtakes, a music video and a highlight reel of the production.

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Innocence in Theaters September 5th




Based off the 2001 novel by Jane Mendelsohn, INNOCENCE tells the story of Beckett Warner, a teenager dealing with the recent death of her mother. Yet, once she moves to Manhattan to put her life back together and begin a new school, Beckett realizes that her troubles may be far worse—her school is run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins. 

Starring Kelly Reilly (Heaven Is for Real, Sherlock Holmes), Sophie Curtis, and Graham Phillips, INNOCENCE will be in theaters SEPTEMBER 5th.

SYNOPSIS: Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident, 16 year old Beckett and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to Manhattan and attempt to piece together their shattered life. Now enrolled at the exclusive Hamilton preparatory school, her psychosis and hallucinations intensify with the dubious suicides of current and past students as does her first love for Tobey Crawford. The discovery that her new school may be run by a coven of beautiful and seductive women who perpetuate their youth by drinking the blood of virgins becomes the ultimate challenge of Beckett and Tobey's young lives.

INNOCENCE is a chilling allegory of the precarious state of an American teenager, explores themes of loss, the human condition and a society torn between purity and narcissism.

Director: Hilary Brougher
Producer & Author: Jane Mendelsohn
Producer: Christine Vachon
Producer: Pam Koffler

CAST:
Kelly Reilly (Pamela Hamilton)
Sophie Curtis (Beckett Warner)
Graham Phillips (Tobey Crawford)
Linus Roche (Miles Warner)

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Z Nation Premieres in September on Syfy


Z Nation starts three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country, a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood. Although the antibodies he carries are the world’s last, best hope for a vaccine, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind’s survival at stake, the ragtag band embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of rusted-out post-apocalyptic America.

Z Nation stars Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch, Kellita Smith, Anastasia Baranova, Russel Hodgkingson, and Keith Allan. Karl Schaefer will service as executive producer and show runner.

The Creepy Doll now Available on VOD

The Creepy Doll

"She's got her eye on you!"

Madisonville, Kentucky- Big Biting Pig Productions has recently released their horror title The Creepy Doll on Amazon's VOD platform, Amazon Prime. The film involves a newly wedded couple, jealousy and a strange doll collection, with one creepy doll standing out, in particular. The doll seems to take influence over Kate when she becomes suspicious of her husband's interactions with a beautiful woman. The Creepy Doll/ is now available for fans of horror, on several video-on-demand formats.

From the story, Kate (Kristine Renee Farley) is an expectant mother. Kate and her husband, Jason (Justin Veazey) decide to move back into a rural Kentucky town, to settle down and start a family. Their furnishings come shortly thereafter and a strange doll collection is the centerpiece of their new home. However, this doll collection brings along many old memories and even a few secrets. Now, Jason is the focus of jealousy and rage.

Production company Big Biting Pig Productions has been developing films for several years, now. Their first feature, Maniac on the Loose was released in 2008, to much praise. They have followed up their success with several more movies including Hell is Full (2010), Spirit Stalkers (2012) Lucid (2013) and many more. Winning Best Feature at the May Day Film Festival, The Creepy Doll continues to unsettle the indie horror genre with a truly disturbing tale of psychological terror. Do not miss one of Big Biting Pig Production's most twisted tales, The Creepy Doll!

Release Date: Summer 2014 (Video-on-demand).

Director/writer: P.J. Woodside.

Cast: Kristine Renee Farley, Justin Veazey, Jessica Dockrey, Jason
Carraway and Steve Hudgins.

The film is available on VODhere:

http://www.bigbitingpigproductions.com/TheCreepyDollStreaming

The Official Facebook Page for The Creepy Doll is hosted here:

https://www.facebook.com/thecreepydollmovie

*Company Bio':*Big Biting Pig Productions was developed by writers and
directors P. J. Woodside and Steve Hudgins. Together, this team focus on
character driven stories. Based in Western Kentucky, their work
continues to draw fans of story and of horror.

Al Bravo's 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Prepares to Terrorize Ten Screens September 5th, 2014


LOS ANGELES, CA (August 12, 2014) Al Bravo Studios and Chemical Mind Studios have partnered to give horror fans a new thrill with their haunting new film 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, coming to theaters on Friday, September 5th. Starring Michelle Hicks (Mullholland Drive, "The Shield") and Andrew W. Walker (Steel Toes, Against the Wall), 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH is the chilling tale of a couple whose seemingly perfect dream home quickly becomes their nightmare.

This psychological thriller comes from the new voice in horror, Writer/Director Stanley Yung, Producer Al Bravo (The Chicago 8, The Wailer), and the independent studio that brought audiences the cult horror film The Wailer (La Llorona). As one of Hollywood's most promising independent producers, Al Bravo creates films that explore a variety of genres, describing his approach as "American with a Latino touch." His studio's latest feature-length effort, 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH,
/will have a limited theatrical release in Los Angeles.

The film follows Rachel (Michelle Hicks) and Kevin Foster (Andrew W. Walker), a couple who have finally found the ideal apartment where they can build a future and raise their children. It's a fresh start for their sometimes troubled marriage, but as they begin to settle into their new home, their plans are quickly interrupted. Strange occurrences in the apartment begin to invade Kevin's dreams and challenge Rachel's sanity. The hauntings are so terrorizing that Kevin is forced to delve into the history of their new home and he uncovers a shocking past that threatens to destroy his and Rachel's future.

Co-starring Eric Roberts (The Expendables, The Dark Knight), Costas Mandylor (Saw series), and Dee Wallace (The Howling, E.T.), this ghostly tale shows that there is no turning back once you unleash the evils of the past. In 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, a young couple's dream of "happily-ever-after" turns into a horrifying nightmare.

For more information, visit www.2b1bmovie.com
Watch the trailer at http://2b1bmovie.com/#videosand click on http://2b1bmovie.com/#theatersfor dates and show times.

17 August 2014

Shooting and Production is Completed on the Horror Thriller "Dark Cove"



Director Rob Willey had a cast screening for the horror feature Dark Cove in Victoria, B.C., this past July (2014). The event was sold out and was host to bouts of laughter and even a few shrieks. Now, Willey has completed the official trailer for the feature; the clip shows more of the gruesome fun that is in store for fans. As well, this title has been submitted to several film festivals, with a wide release expected soon.

The film involves five friends and a camping trip to a remote park. At the wooded locale, Ian (Eliot Bayne), Quinn (Willey), Jen (Montanna McNalley), Joey (Rob Abbate), and Donnie (Cameron Crosby) begin a night of partying. Hallucinogenic mushrooms lead to bad decisions and a confrontation. Soon, the group crosses a trio of Australian surfers and this night of fun turns into one of murder!

The official trailer for Dark Cove is here. Viewers can see director Willey as the character and party host Quinn. Another Victoria local, Ty Stokoe, is also seen as the ferocious surfer Chase. Fans of horror can see both characters conflict in this exciting, new trailer. Also, film fans will not have to wait long to see Dark Cove on the big screen as the film has been submitted to several film festivals around the world. The film festival run for the film will begin shortly.

The official trailer is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeNCjSXCTbo
Release Date: 2014-15.

Director: Rob Willey.

Writers: Rob Willey, Dennis Willey.

Cast: Eliot Bayne, Rob Willey, MontannaMcNalley, Rodney Woods, James Anderson, Camerson Crosby, Rob Abbate and Alexandra Brown.



The film’s fan page is here: https://www.facebook.com/DarkCove

12 August 2014

Top 5 Horror Films of 1986


We are now entering the late 80's which just so happens to be one of my favorite.  1986 is where the slasher films are starting to make a small comeback, and Jason returns from the dead for the first time.  This is also the year that holds my favorite horror movie of all time.


April Fools Day is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.  I just watched it this past Sunday as a matter of fact.  Not meant to be scary or even taken seriously just a great dark comedy with a fantastic cast.  Including former Friday the 13th alum Amy Steel.

There are probably alot of people who are not going to agree with this pick but I really do love this movie.  He may have been one of the hardest actors to work with on this film but Klaus Kinski is brilliant as tenant landlord and former MD Karl Gunther.

I just saw this movie not too long ago but it has easily become on of my favorite movies to watch.  The fun factor in this movie is through the roof and probably my favorite movie that stars Tom "Thrill Me" Adkins

This year has been a big year for Blu Ray releases thanks to Scream Factory.  Finally getting the blu ray treatment it deserves.  Tawny Kitaen really is a horrible actress but it doesn't take away from the greatness that is Witchboard.  The sequel Witchboard 2 also got a Blu Ray release this year but we will be talking about this one in the 90's.

Here is it my favorite movie of all time Friday the 13th Part VI.  I could not get enough of this movie when I was younger and that hasn't changed over the years.  The first film when Jason actually raises from the dead and becomes a zombie.  The mixture of Jason and dark humor in this film made it great.

10 August 2014

"Gory Graduation" to Begin Production in 2015


Way back when, say the late `90s or the early stages of the 21st
century, the IMDb was an unreliable film narrator of sorts; even moreso
than it is today (thankfully, the IMDb has tightened ship, as it were,
on user submissions). One such piece of film history that only true
die-hards of the slasher movie sub-genre may know about or, even
remember, is a little movie called Gory Graduation.

Starring Lesleh Donaldson (Curtains, Happy Birthday To Me) and a few
other memorable scream queens from the early `80s, a plot description
was non-existent as was any crew information. The film languished in
obscurity. So obscure was it, actually, that it never really existed.

Until now.

“I can remember spending years searching for any information on this
elusive title, being then as much of a slasher completist as I am today
and getting absolutely nowhere,” remarks Joseph Henson, director of Gory
Graduation. “I thought to myself, here is a film, with such a
provocative title, that NEEDS to be made.”

Of course, through the advent of social media, enough information was
finally unearthed to determine the film was nothing more than a fake
title stirred up by someone who, like Henson, probably wanted to make it
but never did. The title was eventually removed from the IMDb and that
was that. But boy, if you were active during the golden years of the
alt.horror newsgroup or the birth of now-infamous horror sites, you
remember the stir that was caused by this elusive title that was nothing
more than fakery.

Of course, Henson and cohort Nathan Johnson (who co-wrote and
co-directed The Night Before Easter with Henson) would promise
themselves time and time again they’d eventually make their very own
slasher one day (they are two of the biggest fans of the sub-genre
possible, even being half of the wildly popular all-slasher podcast, The
Hysteria Continues) even though they knew next to nothing about actual
film making. They finally got their chance to make their own slasher
with The Night Before Easter (2014), an exceptionally low-budget effort
shot on a Canon T3i with little else in the way of equipment or budget.
“The Night Before Easter, as clunky as it is, was a massive learning
experience for us. Since wrapping that movie, I’ve spent hours upon
hours, days upon days, and weeks turning into months soaking up
knowledge on film making. How to stage scenes, internal camera settings,
sound design, et al. We couldn’t afford to do a lot of things on The
Night Before Easter but we plan to take what we’ve learned from that
experience, on top of a much higher budget (a five figure budget we are
working on raising) and going from clunk to spunk, as it were,” notes
Henson.

“I’m proud of The Night Before Easter all things considered,” says
Henson, “…but with Gory Graduation, we really want to up the stakes
internally and externally – if The Night Before Easter was sub-Roger
Corman, we hope Gory Graduation will be sub-Argento in style, fluidity
and consistency.”

The plot concerns a graduation ceremony that becomes the stomping
grounds for a killer decked out in ceremonial robes. It is, at its core,
a no-nonsense slasher film with a massive bodycount and lots of gore,
nudity and, above all, likable characters.

Gory Graduation is currently being casted and Henson and Johnson are, on
top of scripting, raising a budget to purchase more equipment and to
hire a much larger cast/crew (including a few known names with whom
negotiations are underway).

“I feel that The Night Before Easter was a trial run, a get your feet
wet sort of thing. I had a rudimentary knowledge of editing and went in
knowing nothing else. Nathan and I were essentially two guys throwing
something together with little money and very few resources, but all
things considered, we think we made… Something. With Gory Graduation,
we’re going to erase the mistakes we made and triple the stuff that
worked,” Henson concludes.

You can follow Gory Graduation on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Gory.Graduation and on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/GoryGraduation

The film is slated to begin production in 2015 and will see a release in
2016.

Indie Horror Movie "Pieces of Talent" is Now Available on Limited Edition DVD and VHS



Joe Stauffer's Pieces of Talent, an award-winning independent horror film, is now available on DVD exclusively at PiecesOfTalent.com. This special edition release comes autographed and includes a second disc featuring an hour of bonus content. Watch the official trailer on YouTube:http://youtu.be/iZ-UCbCPfio

Pieces of Talent features special effects by Tony Rosen, who created the iconic Annabelle doll for The Conjuring and the upcoming Annabelle. Stauffer's unrelenting vision brings to mind the visual finesse of David Fincher's Se7en with the unflinching intensity of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

In addition to the DVD, Pieces of Talent is also available for instant stream on your computer/mobile device and on limited edition, bloodied VHS tape. Collectors can also take home a unique "death scene" VHS and a hand-crafted bobble head. All of these items are available directly from the filmmakers via the Pieces of Talent webstore. For a limited time, you can enter the coupon code "horror" at check out to save $2.00 on your order.

"After an amazing run in the festival circuit, we are excited to finally have the film available to the public," explains Stauffer, who, in addition to directing, served as co-writer, cinematographer, composer and editor. "We poured our hearts into this project and can't wait for people to see it on the screen."

David Long, who co-wrote the script with Stauffer, stars as a maniacal serial killer posing as a filmmaker, with Kristi Ray as his latest muse. They are joined by Jon Stafford (Full Metal Jacket), Barbara Weetman (Stuck in Love) and Taylor Kowalski (Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever).


Synopsis:

Set in the small coastal town of Bright Leaf, North Carolina, Pieces of Talent centers around Charlotte, a disillusioned aspiring actress that can barely get by. Charlotte catches a break when seemingly chance circumstances put her in contact with a local filmmaker, David Long. David and Charlotte form a quick friendship that leads to Charlotte landing the starring role in David’s newest project. David quickly becomes obsessed with Charlotte and begins building his bloody masterpiece. David is a happily obsessed individual willing to do whatever it takes to make “true art.” He utilizes his charm and skills to make something dark and deranged seem utterly beautiful and loving.



For more information and to purchase Pieces of Talent, visit the film's official website at PiecesOfTalent.com. Pieces of Talent can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

04 August 2014

Production Begins on Herschell Gordon Lewis's BloodMania


Monday, August 4th, 2014 - Production begins today on a new major horror movie, entitled “Herschell Gordon Lewis’s BloodMania.” Acclaimed horror genre director Herschell Gordon Lewis will co-direct the project, which is being produced by HGB Entertainment Ltd. for Diabolique Films, the film division of the premiere horror publication, Diabolique Magazine. Mr. Lewis is internationally recognized as the originator of the contemporary splatter film, and he chuckles at being dubbed “The Godfather of Gore."

The Producer of the film is Diabolique Films executive James Saito, and the film is being shot in its entirety in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Lewis explained his “co-director” role, an unusual relationship with the production company: “BloodMania is a series of four episodes, each one unique. I’ll personally direct two, and Benjamin Ross Hayden (Agophobia, 2013) and Kevin Littlelight the others. So I can promise a variety of ‘flavors to satisfy even the most ardent horror fans!’”

Asked whether “BloodMania” will be a step beyond any film either he or anyone has directed before, the answer was as expected from this maverick director: “What do you think?” A major factor contributing to his reputation in the film industry is Herschell Gordon Lewis’s insistence on never repeating a theme. “BloodMania” he promises, will set a new standard for, as he so eloquently puts it, “off-the-wall outrage, doused in a wild sense of humor!”

Producer James Saito has assembled a cast of well-known Canadian actors and actresses, as well as crew highly skilled in special effects. “Enthusiasm is extraordinarily high,” he reports, “and much of that enthusiasm is the happy anticipation that our effects team will have the opportunity to participate in a motion picture whose potential is truly world-class. BloodMania is our gift to Mr. Lewis’ many fans and all fans of the horror genre.”

Website: www.bloodmania.ca
Twitter: @BloodMania
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BloodManiaMovie

House of the Witchdoctor Coming to DVD/VOD


Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing House of the Witchdoctor on DVD/VOD (iTunes, Comcast, Vubiquity) on September 16, 2014. Directed and written by Devon Mikolas, House of the Witch Doctor stars Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil's Rejects), Allan Kayser (Night of the Creeps), Callie Stephens and David Willis.

Leslie Van Hooten (Stephens) is mourning the anniversary of her boyfriend's murder. Her father (Moseley) and mother (Easterbrook) leave her at the family's isolated estate with her fellow grad students. The weekend takes a turn for the worst when Cliff Rifton (Kayser), a recently released career criminal, and Buzz Schenk (Willis), his drug addict sidekick are hell bent on raging a torturous killing spree. The killers soon realize all is not as it seems in the house. As the body count begins to rise, it seems death is the only escape from the house.

03 August 2014

Top 5 Horror Films of 1985


We continue with our list of the top horror films of 1985.  Before I sat down and wrote this I was thinking what movies I would include and did not think I could fill 5 slots.  I am able to do that but 1985 wasn't a great year for horror.  While there were some standout films there was nothing huge like in the early 80s.  The slasher craze was fizzling out and one horror franchise was taking a dangerous turn that would be a success or total failure.

This film is really a goofy zombie flick but it is one hell of a fun film.  It has a great cast including James Karen, Clu Gulager, Thom Matthews and Linnea Quigley. With a cast like that how could you not love it ?

This installment of Friday often splits the fans right down the middle.  I have heard people say it was the worst and people say it was the best.  I don't think it is either best or worst but I do love this film.  It's true that Jason really isn't Jason and the cast isn't as likable as other installments but still a good slasher.

I actually did not see Fright Night till probably 2 years ago after I heard what a great film it was.  I have to agree it really is a great film.  A fun cast and Chris Sarandon plays an excellent vampire.


The first horror convention I ever went to was a Re-Animator reunion and I had never seen the movie before so I really wasn't interested in it.  A few weeks later I purchased the film and gave it a watch and it quickly became one of my frequent watches.  Unlike an zombie flick you have ever seen.

This is another one that has fans of a franchise split down the middle.  I think this movie was great.  It is not my favorite in the series but it really is a fun movie.  This was before Freddy talked alot, and had funny taglines.  Freddy was just creepy as fuck and loved to terrorize people.  Also look at the artwork for this cover.  What happened to movie poster artwork like this?