Monday, October 31, 2011

Free Streaming of Horror Short Microcinema (PR)




Happy Halloween from Harvest Tide
Free Streaming of Horror Short Microcinema


For Immediate Release

Massachusetts (October 31, 2011) Harvest Tide Productions is giving indie horror fans a treat today with free streaming of it's online cult hit horror short "Microcinema." Log onto http://www.watchmicrocinema.com/  and watch this well received short.

Written and directed by Skip Shea and starring Alex Lewis and Aurora Grabillis "Microcinema" tells the story of Peter Martell, a highly educated well-to-do young man with a lot of free time on his hands. He spends this time watching snuff films. One day he makes the bold decision to cross the line from observer to participant, aspiring to bring a philosophical element to his own kind of snuff films. Ready to go to work, he tracks his first victim into a haunted New England wood, where the line between participant and observer takes a different turn.

Shea said "We wanted to thank everyone for their support and thought this would be the best way to do it. Especially on Halloween."

Here is what others are saying:

"I figured I was in for one of three things:  a really solid work, a bite size film that left me feeling nothing, or one of those that makes me want to substitute rat poison for the salt on my dinner table.  Those are the three categories all art falls into for me, always.  Yet, when it was all said and done, Shea's vignette carved a whole new icky slot out just for itself. 9 out of 10 Stars" -  The Conduit Speaks

"Brilliant. 8.5 out of 10 Stars" - The Gruesome Hurtzogg Horror Movie Review Podcast. 

"4 out of 5 Stars" Char Hardin ***SPOILERS***

"Skip Shea is an adept director with equal ability to write, his short film gets more across than most full length films. Microcinema is available here for a very worth it $0.99, (it's worth more, in my opinion). 4 out of 5 Stars" - The Bleeding Dead Film Reviews. 

"What I find particularly interesting about Microcinema is its plot and how it seems to blend together torture, voyeurism, and a lot of other really weird horrific topics like snuff films." - Horror Society 

"Microcinema Doesn't Disappoint" - Victor Infante, The Worcester Telergram & Gazette 

"You will not be expecting to see the events that unfold in this shocking short film." - The Horror Spot 

"The new indie horror romp Microcinema and it is a dozy." - Truly Disturbing Horror 

"Interesting short that starts as your usual slasher/serial killer fare before taking a wicked little turn." Shaun Sjolin Cenobiteme Blog 



ANNA- Short Film Premiere



In August 2011, David and Laura Cole decided to move from London to Los Angeles.  David left one week earlier to handle the move and during that week, became increasingly aware that their new apartment was haunted.  His experiences were captured via his video chats with his wife.

PromoteHorror.com is proud to introduce you to the Halloween premiere of “ANNA.” I have already had the privilege of viewing this short film, and it is fantastic. The tension builds as each day passes, and ends in creepy paranormal fashion. The story is set up well, and the acting is great. To top it off, the film “was shot entirely using only video chat footage, simultaneously in London and Los Angeles.”  

“ANNA” stars Matthew Solomon, Lisa-Marie Long, Killebrew Mason, and Sadie Ella Solomon.  It was written and directed by Matthew Solomon.

 Now please sit back, and enjoy “ANNA.”



Now that you have seen the film, please feel free to share it with others. For more information check out:



You can also find actor, writer, and director Matthew Solomon on:

Sunday, October 30, 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, or making an appearance? Here is your chance to Promote Horror! Leave a comment and/or link here with whatever it is you would like to promote for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Nefarious: Prince of Shadow




Alone in a dark cavern, far beneath the earth. The only sounds are the beating of your heart and the sound of your breathe. But something is wrong. Out of the darkness comes a sound, faint at first. As it gets louder, you realize that the sound is getting closer to you. It's as if something is crawling across the cavern walls towards you. In that moment, you realize that strange as it may seem, the cavern seems to be getting darker around you. Then, the noise stops just short of where you are standing; you hold your breathe, frozen from fear...

What happens when a 300 year old secret, combined with dark, unknown caverns and a strange entity prey on the souls of the unsuspecting? Find out in The Nefarious. When a film crew arrives at a castle hotel to film a movie, they unlock a secret buried for centuries. What happens next is unthinkable to all.

The Nefarious contains many plot twists, and a surprising ending not to be missed.


Reviews:

“Checked out The Nefarious from new author Keith Weaver and I loved it! This is an extremely well written book, and is fast and easy to read. Weaver grabs you right away and makes you imagine what is going to happen next.

The story unfolds brilliantly as the main character Jim slips out of reality and into a dementia-like state. There are some shocking twists and a surprise ending, which is not to be missed.

Horror and supernatural fans, suspend your belief and check out The Nefarious, a steal if it stays at $.99!”

“The Nefarious is an amazingly easy read, and keeps the reader locked in and looking forward to whatever is coming next. It grabs your attention right away with the journal of some tragic act, which leads to the curse on the castle. 300 years later, that curse is unleashed and an evil horror overcomes the inhabitants of the castle. The ending was brilliant and not to be missed.”

“This is one of the best books I've read in a very long time. I find it so incredible how some authors have this almost magical ability to capture the imagination of the reader through descriptive writing and exciting story-lines. There is a certain sharpness that comes through the author's writing. I don't know if I'm finding the right words to describe this, but this is a book I'll be talking about for a while.

For anyone wanting to read a super suspenseful book that will leave you thinking (and talking!) about it for weeks after you've finished it, I'd highly recommend giving this book a read. This is one of those books that definitely left an impression on me, 5 stars!”

With a 5 star rating, you definitely should check this book out now at:



Learn more about author Keith Weaver at:


And stay connected with him on:




Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Nerd Girls Eye View Podcast



Let me introduce you to The Nerd Girls Eye View Podcast. Hosted by Spaced, Spazzy, and Sapph, these girls do a weekly podcast covering a wide range of topics from comics to video games. So why have they found their way onto PromoteHorror.com. Well, because they have dedicated the month of October to horror. They have touched on topics such as, zombies, the Human Centipede, American Horror Story, and Halloween costumes! Here are more details about their October podcasts, and how you can learn more about these awesome girls!


“It's Episode 45 and The Nerd Girls have Brrrrraaaaaiiiinnnnssss on their minds. To be more specific survival tips for the impending zombie outbreak. Spazzy schools us in the procedures of the CDC, Spaced discusses how zombies came to be and how guns and ammo won't always save you and Sapph explains the proper way to destroy interior stairs once you make it to your safe house. The Nerd Girls also discuss listener's tips on how they would survive in an outbreak.

But, its not all zombie talk Sapph gets called into work, Spaced is on horror movie #4 of her 31 Day Horror Movie Challenge and Spazzy is finally Catwoman......on Xbox Live that is.

So, board up the windows and purify the water because the Nerd Girls are aiming for the head.....of zombies!!”



“It's Episode 46 and have you ever wondered what the Nerd Girls talk about before they hit the record button for the show? Well now you will know! Due to scheduling issues Michael Nelson will be on the show later in the month which left the Nerd Girls no topic to discuss. So, the girls do what they do best....nerd it out! Sapph discusses Emma Frost's boobage, Spazzy is curious about the Human Centipede and Spaced talks Cassandra Cain. But, it is the month of horror and the Nerd Girls discuss the premiere episode of American Horror Story and season 2 of The Walking Dead and much, much more including the Avengers trailer!”


“It's Episode 47 and the Nerd Girls are going across the pond...sort of? Keeping with the horror theme for the month of October the Girls are discussing costumes and cosplay. Because what is Halloween without dressing up!

We talk with our UK pal Laban from 4th Wall Designs. Laban discusses how he can build you the perfect accessory to your costume. He also discusses the techniques in making the perfect superhero mask and why he will never cosplay as Batman in the US. We also talk with our favorite Nerd Girl Ska about all things fashion. Ska discusses how she became the Hermione Granger of fabric textiles how being the newest cosplayer at a convention isn't always a bad thing. We also discuss what is on all of our cosplay bucket lists!”


If you like what you hear, you can keep up with the girls: 






If you like comics as much as horror, I encourage you to check out Comic Related , which hosts The Nerd Girls Eye View Podcast.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Black Numbers



In a land where magic is based on advanced mathematics, Sid is something special, for his awakening sexuality and genius-level understanding of mathematics combines to create a power beyond anything ever seen in the world. Sid’s journey propels him into the center of a 1000-year-struggle with an outcome obscured by a darkness known as Black Numbers.

Reviews:

“Once in a great while you stumble upon a book that breaks new ground. It is truely a rare event but when it happens it an enjoyable experience.

Black Numbers is one of those books. What is an even more rare event is when the book is by a first time author AND it is truely exceptional - Black Numbers is all of the above.

From the first chapter the book hooks you and it holds your interest until the very end. The only down side of this book is that there is an ending. It left me WANTING to read the next in the series.”

“Black Numbers is different and profound. It made me pause in places and it made my skin crawl at certain moments. At times I thought, `how could the author write that' and at other times I thought, `brilliant! Why didn't I think of that?'.”

“This week I was thrilled to come across a great new book by indie author Dean Frank Lappi, called Black Numbers. This book is in many ways a traditional fantasy, but Lappi crosses the line into horror without losing the qualities that I love in an epic fantasy. We have a true Good vs Evil plot, a completely believable system of magic, incredibly frightening creatures and a plot that would make Clive Barker proud.”

Don’t wait, get this book today at:

Amazon

Still not convinced… check out the book trailer:



Learn more about “Black Numbers,” and author Dean Frank Lappi on:





Today's DVD Releases!


Here are some DVD releases for Oct 25:












Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cult Collectibles: CAT IN THE BRAIN "Weird Wobbler" Bobblehead Preorder



Lucio Fulci - CAT IN THE BRAIN "Weird Wobbler" bobblehead figure available for pre-order!!!


CULT COLLECTIBLES in association with GRINDHOUSE RELEASING/BOXOFFICE SPECTACULARS is proud to present the world's first fully authorized figure of legendary Italian director, Lucio Fulci from his 1990 film, CAT IN THE BRAIN!


The film features the acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci (director of such genre classics as ZOMBIE, HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, THE BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD and more), starring in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence!

Outfitted in the flannel "hunting outfit" fans love from the film, Fulci also holds a pipe and stands on a blood dripping base. No true fan of Lucio Fulci and Italian horror cinema would want to be without this! FULCI LIVES!!!


PRODUCT DETAILS:
-Limited to 1,000 individually numbered figures
 -7 inches of lightweight polyresin
-Meticulously hand sculpted / painted likeness
-Housed in a awesome full color gore soaked retail box designed by Stephen Romano
-Special exclusive LUCIO FULCI trading card available ONLY during pre-order period from Cult Collectibles!


(Due to licensing restrictions outside of our control, this figure is only available to purchase in North America. Fans outside of North America, please understand that this is a legal matter which Cult Collectibles must abide by.)



INSANE GORE SOAKED BOX ART!

What # will you get?


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, or making an appearance? Here is your chance to Promote Horror! Leave a comment and/or link here with whatever it is you would like to promote for the week of Oct. 23-29.

Friday, October 21, 2011

T is for Tag (The ABCs of Death)



Starring Mariko Miyamitsu and Eri Akita, Camera by Arturo Guerrero, Translations Director Andy Sere, Translations by Andy Sere and Jun Okamoto, Makeup by Sarah Serigano, Makeup Effects by Tessa Philbrick, Music by Kevin MacLeod and Ginnetta Correli, Associate Producer T. Anthony Moore, Produced by Andy Sere, Written & Edited & Directed by Shane Ryan.

If you like this film, please vote for them as the 26th filmmaker at: 


After you cast your vote, don’t forget to tell all your friends on Twitter, Facebook, etc., about the film, and to cast their vote as well!

About The ABCs of Death competition:

Twenty-six directors will participate from all corners of the world: Australia, United Kingdom, Serbia, USA, Japan, Thailand, Chile, India, Denmark, Indonesia, Finland, Mexico, Belgium, Mexico, Spain and France

Established filmmakers and emerging new stars will make up the diverse roster of creative talent that will showcase these tales of termination, beginning alphabetically with the letter A and eradicating all life right through the letter Z.

Each director is assigned a letter and every letter represents a word that acts as a springboard to tell a short story about death. A linking device will open, connect and close.

This unique anthology will be a celebration of death in all its forms, from the shocking and exotic to the humorously droll. It's up to each director to interpret the letter they are assigned as creatively and outrageously as they see fit.
  
Visit http://26th.theabcsofdeath.com/ to learn more!


Facebook Friday!

While there is #FF madness on Twitter today, lets not forget about Facebook. Here are a few Facebook pages/groups that you might want to “Like,” and join!


Hunter-The Film


McBastard's Mausoleum


Piranha 3DD


Horror Freaks (group)


The Living Dead Festival (group)


Creepy Cadavers Prop Shop (group)   


Please feel free to add a link to your page/group in the comment section!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Symphony of Blood: A Hank Mondale Supernatural Case




Hank Mondale, a rough-around-the-edges P.I. with a small drinking problem and a large gambling problem, needs a break. With his landlord threatening eviction and his bookie threatening worse, things look bleak. Until real estate mogul Thomas Blake calls with an incredible story: a monster is trying to kill his daughter. Hank figures she's probably some whacked-out spoiled brat, but desperate, Hank takes the case to track down the supposed monster. It seems that people around Mackenzie Blake are disappearing. It's obviously no coincidence. Was Hank hired to unwittingly aid a wealthy murderess? Or is there really someone...or some thing, trying to kill Mackenzie Blake?

A symphony plays that only It can hear. But there will be a special performance, just for her.


Reviews:

“I just finished Symphony of Blood and let me tell you, I couldn't put it down. I was done in about two days… I know I'm leaving alot out, but I don't want to spoil any of it for the people that haven't read it yet. And you will want to read it. I will tell you this though, the cliff hanger at the end will leave you thinking that another book is in order. GO BUY THE BOOK!! You won't be disappointed.”

“I have to say I loved Adam Peppers writing style, there were times I found myself laughing, on the edge of my seat, horrified and enjoying the quirky maleness of Hank. I must admit I have a soft spot for P.I's There was so much more I could have added but I didn't want to give away any of the great bits! All I can say is this is a MUST read. A great big thank you to Adam, for he rekindled my love for a good supernatural detective story and I look forward to more of Hank Mondale's cases. So if you are looking for a fast, fun and adrenaline filled read, then this book is for you. I give this book 5 stars!”


Like the reviews say, get this book now:




Learn more about author Adam Pepper at:



Trailer Thursday: Getting you ready for the weekend!


Here are some trailers to get you ready for this weekend’s horror movie release: Paranormal Activity 3








Monday, October 17, 2011

Zombies of the World Sale



Here is another great sale for you. Take advantage now zombie fans because the sale is only thru October!

The North American Necrological Research Institute designates October as Zombie Appreciation Month. They aren’t alone – even the state of Kansas has declared October as “Zombie Preparedness Month”  So to celebrate, we’re having a sale and releasing some great free content for you all!






This isn’t all though. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we’ll post brand new zombie-related content to our blog like:

-The conclusion of the Zombies of the World web series
-Survivalism and the zombie apocalypse: a two part essay
-Songs of the dead: great zombie songs you should hear
-Behind the scenes: planning Zombies of the World
-The new wave in foreign zombie films
-A new excerpt from Zombies of the World
-A podcast of Ross Payton’s Gencon 2011 Zombie Panel
and more!

Here are a couple of reviews of "Zombies of the World":

What makes this book so different from all the other Zombie Survival/Educational Manuals out there? To put it simply: Everything! The book reads as if the author threw a Zombie Text book, A Zombie Rights Guide, A Zombie Pop-culture reference tome and a Zombie Identification guide into a massive literary blender and hit the frappe button to amalgamate them into a smooth cocktail of terror like none other!

Unlike many other guides that are tedious and dry attempts to cash in on the undead, Zombies of the World is sharply written, wonderfully illustrated and designed, mercifully concise, and deeply influenced by zombie culture. And most important of all: it’s really fun to read.

Be sure to check out “Zombies of the World, ” and author Ross Payton on: 




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