This Day in Horror

29 September 2014

After School Massacre Coming to VOD November 4th


Brain Damage Films invites you to sleep over with After School Massacre on VOD this November 4th! Heads will roll, breasts will bounce, and these six girls will learn a new meaning for teacher appreciation in this fun yet brutal slasher. Availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite VOD operators, as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox Video, and more.

About the Film
After School Massacre (previously titled "Teachers' Day") is the latest from writer/director Jared Masters (Slink) and his production company, Frolic Pictures. The film, which was nominated for Best Feature at this year's Shockfest, is a sure hit among horror fans with its hot pink, ring-pop terror and wanton slaying of beautiful underwear-clad girls!








The film stars Nikole Howell, Savannah Matlow, Danika Galindo, Lindsay Lamb, Courtney Rood, Yasmine Soofi, and Simone Wasserman. Additional cast includes Art Roberts, Dawna Lee Heising, and fun cameos including Mindy Robinson.

Ain't It Cool News' Mark L. Miller says "This throwback to old school low budget slasher films has a lot of moments that made me smile ... there are some great moments of gleefully gory and carnage laden scenes ... it does slumber party horror with a wink, a nod, and a slash to fans who like low-fi horror."

Synopsis
A 12th grade European History educator, Ty Anderson, whose minor online communication with a teasing student finds him immediately terminated from school grounds and snaps him into a psychotic killing spree, terrorizing his former female students at their slumber party.

For more information visit the film's website or Facebook page.

Jake's Road Now Available In-store and on VOD


BATON ROUGE, LA Jake’s Road, a full length suspense thriller that descends into horror by writer/director Mike Mayhall and starring Oscar nominated actor Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables, The Cable Guy), Garrett Hines (Green Lantern, Last Vegas) and Leticia Jimenez (CW’s ‘The Originals’ and USA Networks ‘Satisfaction’), hits stores today. Winner, ‘Best Picture’ at the 2014 New Orleans Horror Film Festival and ‘Best Suspense Thriller’ New Mexico Fright Night, Jake’s Road promises edge-of-your seat entertainment that has already thrilled film festival audiences across the country.

Storyline: Waking in a hospital, bruised and beaten, a young man struggles to piece together the events of a horrifying weekend. Amid flashes of relaxing with friends, the image of a killer begins to emerge - creeping ever closer. Somewhere within his memories and the madness lies the key to the killer’s identity, which, once discovered, may be more horrific than the murders themselves. Set in rural southern Louisiana Jake’s Road is a tale of family and how one moment can rip loved ones apart or bind them forever. With enough twists and turns to keep viewers guessing until the very end, we discover what drives a man to kill all that he loves and fight for all that he has.

Suspense and Horror film lovers will want to own this gripping film, which Michael DeFellipo of HorrorSociety.com says is ‘9 out of 10 stars. AMAZING,’ and ‘easily the best indie horror-thriller of the year.’

ABOUT FILMS IN MOTION: Films In Motion is a film and television production and distribution company based in Louisiana, the “Hollywood of the South.” Films In Motion also operates satellite offices in The Rock Hudson Building at Universal Studios in LA. With their team of award-winning and veteran producers, directors, casting agents and editors, Films In Motion’s body of work includes over fifty feature films. For more information and official movie trailers go to www.filmsinmotion.com.

Dead Girls Coming to VOD October 2nd


Brain Damage Films is set to release Dead Girls on VOD October 2nd, followed by DVD on November 4th. Dead Girls is a chilling three-part horror anthology featuring stories in the flavor of female revenge. DVD availability is set to include many retailers and websites including Amazon, as well as rental chains including Family Video. VOD availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite operators and internet platforms.

About the Film
Dead Girls, from writer/director team Del Harvey and Neal Fischer (Rough Cut Films), tells three stories of abused and forsaken girls who return from the dead to take their revenge. Genre veteran Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, They Came from Within) provides a creepy narration while a great cast leads the short stories "Over My Dead Body," "Theta Phi's Never Die," and "Vengeance is Mine."

DVD special features include a behind-the-scenes feature, trailers, and deleted scenes.

Synopsis
Three stories of horror connected through the pages of dead girls' diaries. In one, a ghostly apparition seeks revenge upon the man who betrayed her love and is responsible for her death. In another a mystical object helps a young woman reach out from beyond the grave to exact her revenge against the stuck up sisters of a college sorority. And in the third a young woman who has lost her way and her faith finds the answer to her prayers in the last place she would have expected. "Dead Girls" is a horror anthology similar to such classics of the genre as Tales From The Crypt, Trick 'R Treat, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Creepshow, and many others.

For more information visit the films website or Facebook



The Laughing Mask to Premiere October 31st


Lake Mary, Florida – Director Michael Aguiar and Bravestarr Pictures have completed production on the horror feature The Laughing Mask. Now, this title will have its World Premiere in Lake Mary, Florida (AMStar Cinema 12), before showing in other locations. The film is a kidnapping feature by way of Angel Heart (1987), with the film’s killer influence by the Shape from John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). Horror fans can preview the film’s release here.

The film’s plot involves a tormented man, named Jake (John Hardy). Jake has already lost his wife, Jaycee (Inge Uys), to the Laughing Mask and his daughter has just been kidnapped. Jake must team up with a dogged detective, Kate O’Malley (Sheyenne Rivers), to track down this killer and confront him in his own twisted haunt.





The Laughing Mask continues to gain in popularity. The film’s original trailer, on Youtube received over three hundred thousand views. The interest from the horror community led to a short film being developed into a feature, after financing was secured. As well, the film’s latest teaser, released September 2014, has already garnered over one hundred thousand hits. Much of the film’s popularity is based on the quality of film. The Laughing Mask was shot with the Red Epic Camera in 4K digital. The high quality film can be seen in the latest clip, hosted below.

Release Date: October 31st (World Premiere) and TBA (Wider Release).

Director: Michael Aguiar.
Cast: Fran Rafferty, Inge Uys, Gabriel Lee, Sheyenne Rivers, Thomas Noel Smith and Matt Ganey.

More on the film is available here: https://www.facebook.com/TheLaughingMask

Play Hooky Coming to DVD October 21st

New York, NY -- Wild Eye Releasing, a longtime sponsor of the PollyGrind Film Festival, has announced the upcoming October 21 DVD and VOD release of Frank S. Petrilli's Play Hooky. A hit among critics and audiences, the film took home the Most Innovative Film award at the PollyGrind Film Festival and is the first film to be released on Wild Eye's PollyGrind Presents label. Wicked Channel calledPlay Hooky "the best found footage film of 2014". 

Wild Eye CEO Rob Hauschild said, "Wild Eye is dedicated to giving independents like Play Hooky a position in the mainstream through traditional distribution and PollyGrind is ground zero for discovering true independent talent. Joining forces was the perfect step to propel both our missions."

Five high school friends skip class in hopes of finding the perfect spot to party. They chose the wrong place. Against all warnings, they break into an abandoned mental hospital, notorious for reports of ghost sightings, satanic rituals and demon possessions. Now, armed only with a camera, they are trapped inside, haunted and hunted by something they cannot stop, reason with, or describe. The camera captures every last breath in the fight for their lives.

Order Play Hooky on DVD

Play Hooky - Trailer from Wild Eye Releasing on Vimeo.

The DVD release of Play Hooky (SRP $14.95) will exclusively feature hours of bonus features: a feature length commentary with the director, cast and crew, an introduction by PollyGrind's Chad Clinton Freeman, two short films, bonus scenes, trailers, and an alternate ending.




New Artwork Released for The Divine Tragedies

Los Angeles, California – Brothers Jon and James Kondelik are moving closer to the final reveal of their serial killer thriller The Divine Tragedies. This film has already completed production, with several new and older horror veterans attached. Based on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, Dual Visions presents a new poster for the film here.
The Divine Tragedies is a film which takes its story from truth. Leopold and Loeb were two intellectuals, who thought they could get away with the perfect murder, in 1924’s Chicago. In Jose Prendes’ vision, the two killers are brothers. Set in the modern era, Charles Brubaker (Graham Denman) and Thomas Lo Bianco (Jon Kondelik) believe they are above the law and they kill without mercy. Their murders become more and more gruesome, until Detective Homer (Ken Foree) is able to intervene. But, Homer is only a few steps away from his own tragedy.

Early reviews have been favourable for the film. Josh Soriano of the horror website Icons of Fright noted the film’s many influences: “like the word of Palahniuk through the eyes of David Lynch…an uncompromising and original horror.” The Divine Tragedies is surreal in scope as imagined by director Prendes. As well, Matt (Boiselle) enjoyed the film’s darker tones: “ferocious. This tragedy is simply divine, one of the better films I’ve personally dropped eyeballs on in some time.” Both of these quotes are featured in the film’s latest artwork. You can feast your eyes on the bloody graphic here.

Director: Jose Prendes.
Producers: Jon and James Kondelik.
Cast: Lynn Lowry, Ken Foree, Sean Whalen, Graham Denman and Jon Kondelik.

For more info on the film, you can visit The Divine Tragedies’ Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/divinetragediesmovie

The Hunted 2013 - REVIEW


If you look up films that are comprised of the "found footage" and "based on a true story" premise, you'll most likely find a very long list of ones that I dislike the most. The last time I enjoyed one was in 1999 when The Blair Witch Project was released. It was a creepy, cool, new thing but flash forward 15 years and both of those concepts are way over played.

The Hunted centers around Jake (Josh Stewart) and Stevie (Ronnie Gene Blevins), two hunters out to shoot the pilot of their new hunting show. Dragging camera equipment along with them they set out into the dense woods of West Virginia in search of a massive buck named "Movie Star". Things are looking favorable until they start hearing screams coming from the darkness. After hearing it a couple of nights in a row, Jake insists that it's the scream of a bobcat but Stevie isn't convinced and goes in search of answers. During his talks with the locals, he discovers that Movie Star isn't the only thing haunting the woods but there is also the malevolent spirit of a vengeful ghost that roams in the darkness.

Stewart, first time writer and director of the film, managed to create very strong and likable characters whose dramatically different personalities enhanced both the tense and funny moments throughout the film; and the duo does an outstanding job playing off one another. What I enjoyed most about it was how both main characters propelled the story forward but in different ways. Jake's goal was getting the footage for the pilot while Stevie led the film into the supernatural direction by coaxing folklore out of the locals.

Nowadays, it's hard not to compare films from this sub genre to others. Films like Paranormal Activity and Quarantine have made it almost impossible to appreciate something as subtle and suggestive as say, The Blair Witch Project. But much like it's predecessor, The Hunted is a slow build until the final act when all bets are off.

The Hunted, however, is not without it's hiccups. The main issue I had was with the antagonist. It's hard for an audience to connect with a situation when they don't know what they're suppose to be afraid of. Viewers will know that something is out there but it's mostly subjective... like Pontypool. You get a sense of what's going on and that it's pretty bad but the rest is left up to the imagination. That doesn't necessarily lessen the value of the film though. Some people just aren't as imaginative as others and likely won't get it. At least not until the final act where it turns into a crazy, intense nail biter that's guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Stewart has clearly learned the ins and outs of filmmaking during his many years as an actor and I applaud his efforts to branch out into other areas. While not a perfect film, The Hunted is leaps and bounds better than most I've seen and definitely worth a watch. Word to the wise, watch out for that Stewart gaze. Those dreamy eyes can make it a bit hard to concentrate, or maybe it's just me. Either way, this is a film I would've loved to have to added to the Twisted Tails Film Festival line up had I known about it in time.

The Hunted is available for download on Amazon and iTunes and on DVD at Walmart.

26 September 2014

The First Trailer for the Horror Feature "Scarehouse" Has been Released - PRESS RELEASE




Director and writer Gavin Michael Booth is releasing the first trailer for The Scarehouse to fans. The clip features a primarily female cast and a bloody tale of revenge. As well, a trap filled haunted house hosts dark revelations. A Mimetic Entertainment and a Named Viking Entertainment production, The Scarehouse is set to thrill audiences, in select theatres and through Video-on-demand.

On October 5th, The Scarehouse will host its World Premiere in Windsor, Ontario, the city in which the film was shot. The premiere takes place inside an existing Halloween Haunted House attraction. Fans across North America can see the film in select theatres (Oct. 5th, 2014) and through Video-on-demand platforms, this October 21st.

In the film, two friends take revenge on their former sorority sisters. Rejected, characters Corey (Sarah Booth) and Elaina (Kimberly-Sue Murray) have set-up an elaborate haunted house attraction – The Scarehouse. Inside, they will stalk their prey, awaiting the opportunity to confront the six sisters, while revealing a troublesome past. Do Corey and Elaina have what it takes to mastermind their assault? Do they have the guts and endurance to go through with their plan? Only those who survive will be able to tell their tale. And, a brutal tale of revenge takes place this Devil’s Night, inside The Scarehouse!

The trailer is available here for The Scarehouse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl44rG-wGxA&feature=youtu.be


The “Try More Clothes” clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6ZzuGyCXDA
The “I Can Still See Some Fat” clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qOeILSTmN8

Release Date: October 10th, 2014 (World Premiere) and October 21st, 2014 (VOD, iTunes).

Director: Gavin Michael Booth. Writer: Gavin Michael Booth and Sarah Booth.

Cast: Sarah Booth, Kimberly-Sue Murray, Katherine Barrell, Teagan Vincze, Emily Alatalo, Dani Barker, Ivana Stojanovic and Jennifer Miller.

The film’s homepage is here: http://www.scarehousemovie.com

The film’s fan page: https://www.facebook.com/TheScareHouse/timeline

21 September 2014

J.R.'s Top 5 list of Horror Movies for 1987


The late 80's hold a special place for me because it was when I started watching horror movies.  I may have only been 7 or 8 but I knew what was a good movie.  1987 looking at the list of horror movies released, I am finding it really hard to pick just 5.  Love the picks or hate them, this is my top 5 of 1987.


The Prom Night sequels are guilty pleasures of mine.  Prom Night II is so much fun you can't help but  have a blast watching it.  True it does not have anything to do with the original and does not star Jamie Lee Curtis but it is a great watch and I highly recommend it!

The follow up to the anthology horror success of Stephen King and George Romero is my number 4.  I could watch this movie probably once a week and never get tired of it.  It has just the right mixture of cheese and just good horor.  There are only 3 stories on this one opposed to the original that had 5 but it does not lack in quality.

This great film I really did not see till much later.  Mainly because the movie poster and the previews freaked me out when I was little and I was too terrified to see it.  I am a sucker for killer doll movies like this and Puppetmaster.  Guy Rolfe is such a great actor too.  His performance is one of the reasons I love this movie.

I am not a huge fan of vampire movies but this is one of best in my opinion.  Packed with a cast of young and virtually unknown actors at the time makes this movie so enjoyable.  I have to mention also that Corey Feldman and Jamison Newlander will be appearing at the Twisted Tails Film Festival hosted by Twisted Central.


This film has to be my number 1 for 1987.  Not only is it the best out of the franchise in my opinion but it is also the first horror movie that I ever watched.  This movie started it all for me.  It totally scared the shit out of me at that age but I still loved it and Freddy Krueger.

15 September 2014

Joshua Werner’s Rampant Tells the Origin of Werewolves

Everything you thought you knew about werewolves is about to change...

Source Point Press has announced they will be publishing the horror novella "Rampant" by Joshua Werner, scheduled to be released in early September. Werner’s werewolf tale will kick off the beginning of Source Point’s fall releases of creator-owned books and comics, and an anthology of werewolf stories, poems, and artwork will be released soon after.

Joshua Werner is the author of The Brutality of Fact and Adoration for the Dead, as well as such popular short stories as Osiris and The Invention. After taking a hiatus to focus on his illustration work, Werner returns to the writing arena with Rampant. Set in the 18th Century Swiss Confederacy, Rampant tells the tale of a young man who stumbles upon a family’s terrible secret that will change his life forever, and will reveal lycanthropy’s true origins. “It’s a very ambitious story,” says the author, “and it dives deep into the roots of the werewolf curse, offering a brand new origin to the folklore that’s deeply embedded in our real history.”

Writer and literary critic Kasey Pierce (KosmicKasey.com) spoke enthusiastically of the book in the foreword she wrote for Rampant. “Joshua Werner’s tale of tragedy, heartbreak, and bloodlust is an
outstanding homage to the Gothic era of horror,” she said. “His literary descriptions created a realm that devoured my senses and left me hungry for more.”

“While this story is most definitely a werewolf tale, fans of classic horror will be interested to learn that Rampant also ties in seamlessly with Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein,” says author Joshua
Werner. “The story takes place in a small village that lies between two of the primary locations in Frankenstein, Geneva and Ingolstadt, and takes place during the same time.” Fans of Mary Shelley’s classic can expect to find multiple nods to her tale in Rampant, “and perhaps more,” says Werner.

Accompanying the story are multiple illustrations drawn by the author, done in a style similar to woodcuts of the time period, as well as a map of the village highlighting locations pertinent to the narrative. There are also two afterwords by Werner; one discussing the story’s connection to Frankenstein and another that separates the facts and real history within the story from the fiction.

The book will be available for sale on Amazon, Storenvy, and other online retailers first, followed by select stores shortly after, and the first signing will take place at Grand-Con in Grand Rapids, MI
Sept. 19th. More information can be found at www.SourcePointPress.comwww.twitter.com/SourcePtPress, and www.facebook.com/SourcePointPress.

Watch Indie Slasher Blood Was Everywhere Free Online


Blood Was Everywhere is now available to stream for free on Vimeo and YouTube. Simply search "#bwe4free" on either site to watch the independent horror film.

Vimeo streaming link: http://vimeo.com/105313694

YouTube streaming link: http://youtu.be/hyirW8wSyzA

The online premiere represents a brand-new director's cut of the film, including an all-new opening sequence and a blood-curdling alternate ending.

"We are artists and thinkers, not really business folk," writer-director Jason Torrey elaborates. "We wanted to make a kick ass, original slasher movie, the kind we would like to watch ourselves. For us, it's just about giving people the opportunity to see it. What better way than through free services like Vimeo and YouTube?"

In Blood Was Everywhere, a killer wreaks havoc on the lives of average people in a small Massachusetts town. Inspired by the classic slashers of the late ’70s and early ’80s, the film offers a chilling concoction of horror, thriller, mystery and character study.

Blood Was Everywhere's cast includes Paul Kratka (Friday the 13th Part III), Larry Holden (Batman Begins), Vanessa Leigh (Almost Human), Sean Sullivan (Murder University) and a number of upcoming actors, including Ashley Arnold, Kimberly Simone, Phil Ristaino, John Westcott and Dita Prenn.

Creeping Crawling Coming to DVD and VOD October 7



On October 7th, Brain Damage Films will release Creeping Crawling, an entomophobia-inducing horror anthology featuring three tales sure to make viewers bug out. DVD availability is set to include many retailers and websites including Amazon, as well as rental chains including Family Video. VOD availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite operators and internet platforms.

About the Film
Creeping Crawling is the work of writer/director Jon Russell Cring's CINEMA REBELLION along with writers Joshua Owens and Tracy Nichole Cring. The film features three creepy crawly tales starring exotic insects, arachnids, parasites, and reptiles -- Oh, and scream queen RAINE BROWN (Torture Chamber, Deer Crossing), America's Next Top Model contestant LAURA LAFRATE, Anna Shields (Little Bi Peep), and more, as well as music by Super 400, Bear Campo, and Absolute Zero.

The film took home a Best Feature award at the 2013 JamFest Indie Film Festival and the RID segment took Best Screenplay at the 2012 Atlanta Horror Film Festival -- But if you don't trust awards it has reviews to back it up, like (re)Search My Trash's Mike Haberfelner, who says the movie "gives new, amusing but also fittingly macabre twists and turns to stories that might sound familiar. And add to that a very competent ensemble cast, a directorial effort that knows when to hold back, when less is more, and a light-footed note to the whole thing, and you've got a pretty entertaining piece of genre entertainment."

Synopsis
You live with them, you feed them, you fear them. Creeping Crawling is an anthology featuring three tales of terror centered around things that go slither in the night. Doug and Allison have a paper due and they're hoping an eccentric entomologist will be the lynch pin to a passing grade.

They get more than they bargained for when Dr. Tarkovsky tells them the story of GRUBBERY and the lengths supermodel Denver will go to in order to keep her figure. Denver's best friend Ginger introduces her to age old dieting wisdom as her boyfriend Rick witnesses her eaten away by her own vanity.

RID introduces Dori, a beautiful young girl who desperately needs money and poses as a nurse hired to take care of a comatose patient. While staying in the Gothic mansion, she begins to unravel as something feasts upon her while she sleeps.
Dr. Tarkovsky's final cautionary tale centers around Bailey. In BUGGER, the lonely man navigates love online. He can't seem to find a woman who shares his six legged obsessions. A co-worker has her doubts about his motives, as a serial killer is at large.

Official Trailer and More Information



Syfy's Z Nation Bites off 1.6 Million Viewers During September 12th Premiere

NEW YORK – September 15, 2014 – Syfy’s new zombie series Z Nation bit 1.6 million total viewers during its Friday, September 12 premiere at 10PM (ET/PT), becoming the channel’s highest rated acquired scripted series premiere since Dr. Who in 2006.

The dynamic action-drama from The Asylum (producers of the Sharknado franchise) also chomped on 695K Adults 18-49 and 853K Adults 25-54.

Z Nation was #1 in the 10PM time period among total viewers, Adults 25-54, Men 25-54, Women 25-54 as well as #2 among Adults 18-49.

In the past week, more L+SD total viewers fell victim to Z Nation than the most recent telecasts of The Leftovers on HBO, Teen Wolf on MTV and Doctor Who on BBCA.

Z Nation was also Syfy’s most social acquired scripted series premiere ever across all social metrics (tweets, unique authors, and tweets per unique). For the night, Z Nation ranked as the #4 entertainment program in tweets in both broadcast and cable.

In Z Nation, three years have passed since the zombie virus has gutted the country, and 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 (Oz, Lost) Tom Everett Scott (Southland, Beauty and the Beast), DJ Qualls (Supernatural), Michael Welch (Twilight trilogy), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II) as Addy, Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish) as Doc and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies) as Murphy.

Karl Schaefer (Eerie Indiana, Eureka, The Dead Zone) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot. The series is produced by The Asylum and sold internationally by Dynamic Television.

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 (SyfyVentures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in 96 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine Greater.)

13 September 2014

All Hallows Eve 2013 - REVIEW


I have heard some really great things about this film so I thought I would give it a watch because it was fairly inexpensive.  I knew it was anthology horror but what I did not know was it is also a found footage movie, ugh!  I'm not a huge fan of found footage.  There are a few that are ok but it is a fad in movies that is getting overused and I'm just not a fan.  On the other hand I bought it so I may ad well watch it.  I mean a creepy clown is on the cover.

Sarah (Katie Mcguire) is babysitting 2 adolescent brats and one of them gets a vhs tape in his trick or treat bag.  They put it in and it turns out to be 3 stories of horror all revolving around a psychotic murderous clown.  Sarah puts the kids to bed after the first story because of how brutal it is but she continues to watch the tape.  She does not realize what she is in for.  A night of terror like she has never seen before.

So I was pretty surprised by the movie being found footage.  Having said that I have to say I did not totally hate it.  It really wasn't as good as I had anticipated but it still was a pretty creepy little piece.  The acting was nothing special really.  The kids are mediocre at best and the main character played by Katie Mcguire in the wrap around story is pretty mediocre as well.  I am really just on the fence on how much I actually like this film.  I may have to watch this one a few times to determine that.

The 3 stories on the vhs are ok.  It actually is pretty scary and I can definitely see someone loving this movie just for the fact that it actually scares them.  I am a huge sucker for anthology horror so no matter if its found footage I am going to watch all of them.  It is a Halloween themed movie so I can definitely suggest to pick this one up and you got yourself a decent scary movie to watch on Halloween night.  I would give this one 5 out of 5 stars.  Stay twisted everyone!



04 September 2014

Shami Media Inc. Set to Release The Horror/Thriller "Gravedigger" Worldwide



Gravedigger is set to ax the horror genre worldwide! Shami Media Group, Inc. a distribution, marketing, and media leader in worldwide film distribution has recently acquired "Gravedigger" and has set a release date of November 18, 2014.

Shami Media is led by film veteran Bob Shami who has been in the film distribution business for over 15 years. Their movies are currently found in retailers such as, F.Y.E., Best Buy, Tower, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Sears, Kmart, MVD, Walmart, Target, Frys, Baker & Taylor, Red Box, iTunes and Netflix. They will now be adding Gravedigger to their catalog of outstanding films.

Gravedigger was shot in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, a few months after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The movie features a unique cast including TV personalities, professional sports players, reality stars and rock stars. The original soundtrack is by guitar rock lord Ron “Bumblefoot” Thalof “Guns N’ Roses”. Gravedigger, nominated for multiple awards won two for Best Thriller FIlm & Best Actor, Keith Collins.

Directed by, Doug Bollinger (“Waltzing Anna”). Produced by, Keith Collins. Executive Producers John Stoerback, Michael Levine & Jeff Quinlan (“Bare Knuckles”). Co-Executive Producer Brandon Ruckdashel. Line Producer Theresa Galeani. Written by, Joseph & Billy Pepitone. STARRING::Keith Collins (“The Jersey Devil”,”The Meat Puppet”), Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-Ed Confidential”), Jim McKeown, Angela Sharp, John Stoerback (“The Next Vigilante”), Katelyn Pearce WITH Billy Sample (“Former NY Yankee”) AND Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (“Guns N’ Roses”).

Alongside a well-rounded cast with many special appearances Including: Jim Leyritz (Former “NY Yankee”), Brian McRae (Former “NY Met”,”KC Royals”), Annette Dziamba (“The Apprentice”,”Playboy”), Gregg Valentino (TLC’s “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor, Season One”), Emilio Masella (Oxygen’s “Love Games”), Gary Garver (“formerly from the Howard Stern Show”), Mark Pinkhasovich ( NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”), April Hunter (“WCW”, ”TNA”), Anastasia Smith (“NY Majesty Lingerie Football League”),Theresa Galeani (“Cross the Line”, “I am Legend”), Joe Sernio (“All My Children”), Celebrity Photographer Steve Mack, Cindy Fox (“The Naked Cowgirl”), Adam (“Speed bag Scissorhands”) Salomon.

SYNOPSIS
Steve Borden (Collins) a brilliant, young criminal defense attorney. As junior partner in a local, high end law firm, he makes his living defending the indefensible. When a case gone horribly wrong haunts him, Borden's conscience begins to send him into a guilt-ridden spiral. Police Chief George Orkin (McKeown) is the town's top cop. With more bodies turning up buried, District Attorney Mike Ruble (Ruckdashel) suspects Orkin's ties to crime boss Charles Muzzatti (Stoerback) may be the answer to the case. Now, Orkin must deal with his own eroding sense of integrity to keep both sides of the law off his back. As paranoia rises and Borden, Orkin, Ruble & Muzzatti try to pin the murders on each other, could another, more sinister force be hunting them? Codes, morals and misguided views of justice collide when the law, the mob and the Gravedigger face off in a bloody battle that will darken the survivor's souls forever. But will burying the guilty, bury the Gravedigger's own guilt?



Gravedigger Movie Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0RxfWlYm-U

Facebook - www.Facebook.com/GravediggerTheMovie

IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2631554/?ref_=nm_knf_t2

Shami Media Group - www.ShamiMediaGroup.com/Movies