Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Halloween Horror Nights Orlando: Haunted Houses and Scarezones Revealed


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August 31, 2011

YOUR FATE IS IN HER HANDS

Lady Luck Reigns Over Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 21

The Country’s Best Halloween Event Returns with More Nights, Plus All-New Haunted Houses, Scarezones and Shows

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 31, 2011) – You seek her… hoping she’ll be on your side.  She appears…an enchanting seductress…and you decide to take a chance.

But the more chances you take, the more she craves…you.  Her eyes grow cold.   Her face contorts into...something that is not human.  Her charming laugh turns to rabid growl.  Your luck has run out.  You have made your last choice.

For 25 nights beginning September 23, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights returns as the nation’s best and most intense Halloween event. Guests will confront extreme Halloween entertainment that cannot be experienced anywhere else.  This year, they will scream as they become prey to fiendish creatures, panic as they come face-to-face with a horrifying “thing,” feel chills as they are haunted by deceased souls – and watch in paralyzing fear as Lady Luck transforms from a tempting seductress to a bloodthirsty beast.

Lady Luck is the force behind this year’s event, and she awaits those brave enough to challenge her and take a chance.  Her main weapon is choice, and her desire is for you to make yours.  But no matter what you decide, you can’t escape the terror she has in store at Halloween Horror Nights 21.

For a detailed listing of each haunted house, scarezone and show featured at this year’s event, see below.

Halloween Horror Nights runs September 23-24, September 29-30, October 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 19-23 and 26-31.  Tickets and vacation packages are on sale now and can be purchased at www.halloweenhorrornights.com/orlando. Due to the event’s popularity, tickets for weekend nights are expected to sell out and should be purchased well in advance.

Guests can get updates and exclusive details on Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights on the event’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/halloweenhorrornightsorlando) and Twitter handle (@UORHHN).


MEDIA CONTACT:
Universal Orlando Public Relations
http://media.universalorlando.com 
(407) 363-8220

AN OVERVIEW OF HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 21

EIGHT HAUNTED HOUSES

Nevermore: The Madness of Poe
The madness of Edgar Allen Poe’s greatest works has come to life.  Step into the mind of the iconic writer, where every turn of the page takes you closer to the brink of insanity.

The Forsaken
Four ships began Columbus’s fateful voyage, only three became legend. Condemned to a watery grave, the mutinous and cursed crew of that 4th ship has returned with a vengeance.  For within the walls of a Spanish fort, a maelstrom has brought from the depths....death itself.

H.R. Bloodengutz Presents: Holidays of Horror
Join creature feature host, H.R. Bloodengutz, in his final televised broadcast as he presents a SCARE-athon of holiday-based horror that is guaranteed to cleave you screaming for more.

The Thing
Paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers in an isolated Antarctic outpost as they are infected, one by one, by a horrifying creature from another planet. In a place where there is nothing, they found something.

Saws N’ Steam: Into the Machine
Spinning blades and massive, crushing pistons await you around every corner as you are forced deeper into the bowels of a mechanical nightmare.  Give yourself to “The Machine.”

The In-Between
An ominous portal reveals a 3rd dimension where all is not what it seems: a realm where our world and another collide.  Surrounded by fiendish creatures, your eyes will deceive you with every step through this phantasm of terror.

Winter’s Night: The Haunting of Hawthorn Cemetery
As snow falls on this normally serene gothic cemetery, the deceased souls that occupy its confines have their sights set upon you, insuring that the chill you feel up your spine is more than just the cold of night.

Nightingales: Blood Prey
Within every war, the Nightingales have appeared.  Able to transform themselves to fit any setting, these savage banshees feed on the weak and the helpless.  Patrolling WWI era trenches, you discover that you are more than just at war…you’re being hunted.

SIX SCAREZONES

Acid Assault
For decades now the city has been degrading from the effects of Acid Rain that still falls today, caused by factories which sprung up on the city’s edges during the 20th century.  Those that have lived and survived the blistering decay are all alone in the city. Survivors have stripped the city of all life to sustain their own…dare to enter the ACID ASSAULT.

Canyon of Dark Souls
Upon entering into the Canyon of Dark Souls, you will feel like a small spec of humanity as the overwhelming sense of death surrounds you. Creatures that dwell within the Canyon are not welcoming so walk slowly as to not disturb them.

Grown Evil
Enter, if you dare, into our garden where Evil grows. Nature has taken this once well manicured sanctuary back from the humans who once kept it.  Now the creatures that inhabit the garden are making any human that enters their prey.

NightMaze
Journey through the ever changing maze of darkness.  This all black maze will morph and change as you walk through it. You will not be scared the same way twice.

7
As daylight shines upon our Temptresses, their appearance, though evil, allows you the spectacle of beauty.  As night falls, these 7 temptresses will show their true colors and take on their true Fatal Evil forms. Beware of your own temptations.

Your Luck Has Run Out
Enter if you dare into the lair of the LUCKY!  Your choices will determine if you make it out alive. Witness lucks deadly wrath, will she choose you to be her next victim?

TWO LIVE SHOWS

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure
Party on as those two most excellent dudes return to skewer the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture.

Death Drums
A seductive, hard-hitting and raw extreme drumming experience.

My Pure Joy (Psykik Junky Pictures)




“On the outside Adam appears to be a normal teenager, but underneath...his mind has been so rotted by trauma from his past and the gory films he watches, that he has blurred the lines between reality and pretend! This prompts Adam to start killing people in similar ways to films he watches, making sure to put his own little spin on it.”




Written and Directed by James Cullen Bressack
Stars: Alexi Ryan, Cory Jacob, Lisa Frantz, JD Fairman, and Christopher Chandler


Background on the film by James Cullen Bressack: “This film was made on a 7k budget, 10k after post production. It has gathered a good amount of buzz as well. I would like to classify it has a Horror Dramedy because it is horror, comedy, and drama all in one!”



My Pure Joy is a Psykik Junky Pictures film.

Mission statement: “Psykik Junky Pictures has one goal and one goal only! Our Mission is to create cutting edge films that show you exactly what you want to see. We know what you want to see and we are injecting our films into your eye sockets! Our films will be absolutely one of a kind.  We believe in and support independent films, and we will be creating just that. So tune in for more updates and films throughout the year!”

Visit www.psykikjunkypictures.com to learn about more about them and some of their other films such as, “Bad Dennis,” and "The Moving Chair" (Short).

You can also contact James at: James@psykikjunkypictures.com

Twitter: @Jamescullenb

Monday, August 29, 2011

"The Dead Hour" Season 2 Teaser




"The Dead Hour" is an indie horror anthology series filmed in Omaha, Nebraska. The show centers around a mysterious and sexy radio DJ who brings her audience dark and twisted tales each night. The first season launched last fall and webisodes can be seen exclusively at www.thedeadhour.com. Season 2 is currently in production and will feature nine new episodes that will premiere this October also exclusively on the site.

More news, updates and behind the scenes features can be found on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/magnumpictures.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

What Would You Like To Promote?

   Got a new book coming out this week? Finishing some new artwork, or a photo shoot? Recording a new podcast, or posting some new reviews? Having a big sale? Here is your chance to Promote Horror! Leave a comment here with whatever it is you would like to promote for the week of August 28- Sept 3. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

An Apple For Zoe



An Apple for Zoe

An Apple For Zoƫ by Thomas Amo
The City of San Francisco is locked in a grip of fear. A series of occult murders has led, Inspector Thomas James, to a crime scene similar to a murder committed 90 years ago in the once grand Aleris Hotel. A place where power barons of the early 20th Century engaged in witchcraft. And silent film stars indulged in the most wicked of sins.

A place where no one questions the black smoke that rises from the hotel's incinerators in the middle of the night.

Some Murders Shouldn't Be Investigated.

Available Now
On Kindle 
& Amazon in Paperback
http://tinyurl.com/3wmb2kg


Reviews:

“An Apple For Zoe was amazing. It started out as a crime thriller and turned into something so much bigger. I found myself saying, "where does someone come up with this stuff?" It was simply brilliant. The twist and turns kept my interest peaked and the cliffhanger ending has left me wanting more.”

“I recently purchased the book, "An Apple For Zoe", and really loved it! A very suspenseful book about a police detective and the homicide case he is investigating that takes him down a wicked path into the supernatural. What I really loved about the book was that the characters were all very real and personable. I had an easy time picturing them in my mind as I read. The suspense builds from chapter to chapter, surprising you and shocking you, making it very hard to put the book down until you've read right through it to the end. I strongly recommend this book to serious readers, though I do warn that it is for adults.”

More reviews can be found on these sites:


Two Readers Reviews

Indie Horror

Moonlit Dreams

Connect with Author Thomas Amo at:




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"X Marks the Spot" Press Release



Horror Writer Takes on Social Media 

Dallas, TX – Twisted Central Productions and Aegis Studios have teamed up to produce X Marks the Spot, a short horror film based on social media.

Tammy Dupal of Twisted Central Productions wrote the script and had Travis Legge owner of Aegis Studios and writer/director of 2011’s Raymond Did It, an Independent slasher flick filmed in Rockford, Ill direct it. X Marks the Spot is their first and hopefully not their last collaboration together.

X Marks the Spot stars Melissa Revels, Aley Krienz, Ty Yaeger and Michael DiIacova. Written/produced by Tammy Dupal, directed/edited by Travis Legge, Assistant Editor Deanne Baker, Associate Producer Rick Roland and boom operator/grips Sara Garcia and Sean Tyler.

“When Tammy approached me initially to direct this I couldn’t have been more excited,” says Travis Legge Writer/Director of Raymond Did It. “And now I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.”

X Marks the Spot is the story of a girl who uses a social media outlet that tracks friends and leads to a disastrous outcome.

The trailer:




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About Twisted Central:

Twisted Central Productions launched in 2009 by Tammy Dupal. It serves as a go to site for reviews, articles, trailers and contests for the gore/horror genre. Dupal has loved horror films all her life and has incorporated that love in Twisted Central.
Visit www.twistedcentral.com to learn more.


For additional information on this press release or to schedule an interview, contact Tammy Dupal at 972.839.3270 or twistedcentral@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What Would You Like To Promote?

  Got a new book coming out this week? Finishing some new artwork, or a photo shoot? Recording a new podcast, or posting some new reviews? Having a big sale? Here is your chance to Promote Horror! Leave a comment here with whatever it is you would like to promote for the week of August 21-27. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

PromoteHorror.com



  Welcome to Promotehorror.com! Fans of HorrO’s Gory Reviews know that I created a Promoting Horror page a few months ago. I have featured some people’s sites and work, but I felt like it needed to be bigger and better. That is where PromoteHorror.com comes in. I want you to Promote Horror with HorrO!
  On this site you will find pages such as, Websites, Blogs/Podcasts, Books, Artists, and Photography to name a few. If you have a site, artwork, book, or something else that you want to promote, this is the place. Not only will you appear on the pages, but there will be featured posts to help bring attention to the promotion. Some of the pages already promotions, and that is only the beginning. 
  I encourage you to follow me on Twitter under @promotehorror, and “Like” the Promote Horror Fan Page on Facebook. I will be using both outlets to help spread the horror. I will be happy to tweet or facebook whatever you need. All press releases, and YouTube trailers are welcome as well.
  As you can see, I want to help spread the horror in every way possible. So if you need to spread the word about your latest book, blog post, podcast, artwork, etc., this is the place I want you to come. It doesn’t matter if you have a small blog, independent film, or major motion picture, it can be promoted here. Let’s see if we can build a place where fans of horror can come to find all their horror needs.

Hope to hear from you soon,

    HorrO

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