Monday, April 30, 2012

"Sincerely, Psychopath" (Faster Productions)



"Sincerely, Psychopath" is an offshoot of South coast based Faster Productions, an umbrella name for both short and feature films of a horror nature.

"Creak," the first of the "Disposable Screams" short films is now complete...  and two further short films are in pre-production - "Knock Knock" and "EXtended"

The current roster of Disposable Screams is:

Sincerely, Psychopath 1: Creak (Production complete)
Sincerely, Psychopath 2: Knock Knock (currently in pre-production)
Sincerely, Psychopath 3: EXtended (currently in pre-production)
Sincerely, Psychopath 4: Tyke (TBC)
Sincerely, Psychopath 5: Snore (TBC)

“Creak” was part of a recent “Sunday Scares” promotion. In case you missed it, here it is again:


If you enjoyed “Creak” then you might like one of their previous short films “The Crunch”:


For more information on these short films and view more of their work, please visit:


You can also find them on Twitter, and Facebook.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Anthology Features Gary Brandner story: Voice from the Grave



From master horror writer Gary Brandner, author of 'The Howling', and filmmakers Richard Stoudt and Laurence Holloway comes a relentlessly harrowing film experience. A trio of horrors that will make your flesh creep and your heart palpitate. 

Deadly spirits, vengeful and maliciously spiteful give fuel to these tales of supernatural terrors. 
'Invitation', based on a short story by Gary Brandner, tells the tale of loser Len Krager, who attends a party he'll never forget! A vengeful spirit exacts revenge in the tale 'All Hallows' Eve'! An exercise in suspense and atmosphere. Robert Mundy doesn't celebrate Halloween since the accidental death of his brother on Halloween night. But this Halloween night, vengeance will rise and seek retribution. Ghostly road hazards endanger a used car owner in the turbo-charged yarn 'Repossessed', a spine tingling 'vehicle' for absolute fright. Jeff purchases a killer car for a killer deal....unfortunately, the car really is a killer!

A true exercise in style and terror, 'Voices from The Grave' will thrill and chill even the most jaded horror fan!


Starring: Michael Hanelin, David Nelson, Chris Labadie, Scarlett O'Neil, Michelle Green, Maryam Cne, Sean Ryan McBride, Sarah Masters, Corey Henderson.


Directed By: Richard Stoudt & Laurence C. Holloway
Written By: Gary Brandner, Richard Stoudt, & Joe Evans
Screenplay By: Richard Stoudt & Laurence C. Holloway
Produced By: Ambermoon Productions









My Pure Joy (Announcement + Kindle Single of Screenplay Available!)



We have some good news for fans of the indie horror film MY PURE JOY! The film, which was written and directed by James Cullen Bressack, has been selling quite well on amazon. After numerous great reviews and loyal fans, MY PURE JOY found it's way onto the amazon Best sellers list in Horror for a few weeks. It still flickers on and off the list every day.

Due to this success, the film makers have taken a unique opportunity offered by amazon, and made the film's script avail for download on kindle for only $6.99 The script includes alternate scenes, different dialogue as well as scenes that were never filmed! (For all you who do not own a kindle, you do not need a kindle to read it, just a computer where you download a free kindle app, an iphone where you do the same, or an Ipad.)

To grab a copy of the official screenplay on Kindle Please follow this link: 


And for those of you who haven't seen the film yet, It is available Now on DVD for only $10: Amazon (Film) 
as well as bestbuy, wallmart and wherever dvd's are sold.

The Film Stars: Alexei Ryan, Cory Jacob, Jd Fairman, Christopher Chandler, and Lisa Frantz

Here is a Synopsis of the film: "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."

Here is a Trailer:


Theatre of the Deranged (Pre-order details and DVD Release Date)



From Executive Producers James Cullen Bressack and Jarret Cohen at Psykik Junky Pictures, comes the NEWEST HORROR ANTHOLOGY starring horror film icons Shawn C. Phillips, JD Fairman and Cory Jacob and adult-film sensations Sophie Dee and Veronica Ricci:  THEATRE OF THE DERANGED! Join Andy the Arsonist as he shares five of his favorite short horror films in all their demented glory. The collection features never-before seen films by popular indie horror writer/directors James Cullen Bressack, Shawn C. Phillips, Liz Gilbert, Brian Dorton, and Creep Creepersin.

The Film is now available for pre-order on amazon and is being released on DVD July 24th, 2012 where it will be available in stores and online!

Here is a link to pre-order, and the best part is you don't have to pay until it ships!: 

Amazon 

Here is a little teaser trailer to keep you tided over until the release:


Here is a synopsis: "Andy the Arsonist wishes you the warmest of welcomes to his Theatre Of The Deranged for a night of thrills, chills, spills and oh yes...Grisly, Gory Murders!. Under the eerie light of his dusty projector, your host and resident pyromaniac will treat you to five short films from some of the best horror writer/directors in the indie scene. He'll take you on a demented adventure across the English countryside, through surreal homicides, only to be eaten alive by adult film sensation Sophie Dee. But first he'll pay your admission to a sinister carnival along with horror legend Shawn C. Phillips."




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!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

APARTMENT 143 and AREA 407 now available!



APARTMENT 143 is now available on VOD, iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital platforms starting April 27 and in theaters starting June 1st.


Check out trailers, and the “Behind The Scenes Featurette”


And here is an all new clip:




Synopsis: A team of parapsychologists sets out to investigate a series of anomalous phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. Telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows, extraordinary light emissions, flying objects, and exploding light bulbs, are some of the events they will face while recording their every step with state-of-the-art technology. Using infra-red filming, digital photography, psychophonic recordings, movement detectors, and magnetic field alteration meters, the group’s attempts to contact the “other side” will grow increasingly dangerous as they near a point of no return...


AREA 407 is now available on IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune, Playstation Unlimited) and select theaters.

Here are some all new clips:





Synopsis: After taking off on a flight from New York to Los Angeles on New Years Eve, the passengers of Flight 37A are soon sent into shock and alarm as the plane experiences severe turbulence. The relentless weather attack causes panic and terror amongst the passengers until the plane ultimately crashes in a remote government-testing reserve, AREA 407. Through footage captured by two teenage sisters, the accident and crash lead to further events that should not be viewed by the faint of heart. As they continue to film, it becomes apparent that the remaining survivors of Flight 37A may not survive the night.
 


Directed by Dale Fabrigar and Everette Wallin, AREA 407 stars Abigail Schrader, Samantha Lester, James Lyons, Melanie Lyons, Brendan Patrick Connor, Ken Garcia, Samantha Sloyan, Everette Wallin and Jude Gerard Prest. The film was written by Robert Shepyer.

"Entrance" coming May 18 to VOD!!!



ENTRANCE is a riveting new psychological thriller from newcomers Dallas Hallam and Patrick Horvath, exploring the thin line between anxiety and naked horror in the life of Suzy (SUZIEY BLOCK), a young woman in Los Angeles who can’t get comfortable in her own skin. A loner who wallows in nostalgia and finds herself wandering aimlessly through life in the city, she can’t shake the gnawing suspicion that a true menace grows just outside her field of vision. As she scrambles to take control of her life, her anxiety rises to a fever pitch that boils over into a waking nightmare.



An official selection of the Los Angeles Film Festival, ENTRANCE is an intimate character study directed with a formalist restraint. Suziey Block's fearless performance injects both terror and poise as this uniquely-styled thriller climbs from spark to inferno.



In Theaters and Available Nationwide on IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune, Playstation Unlimited) on May 18, 2012.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Excluded




One moment Adam Coy holds the lives of a family at the flick of lighter, and the next someone else holds his inside of the Douglas Residence. Worse, he's not alone.

Five others with similar murderous backgrounds find themselves confined to the Douglas Residence, wondering what will happen next and if the owner of the house is a bigger threat than they are to each other. The Douglas Residence has seen many generations from the rich and respected to the greedy and degenerate. All six individuals have heard of the stories that made the house infamous in Raven's Crook, Chase County. Their only hope of survival is remaining cohesive. That's assuming there's a chance for survival at all.

Will the house bring them to the same fates of their victims, or will they tear each other apart first? 

Here is one of the early reviews for C.M. Humphries' debut novel:

“Excluded has one of the creepiest prologues I've actually read. I normally skimmed by them, but I'm glad the first line snagged my attention. This is the kind of novel for all mature horror audiences…

It would be nice to see a print edition out there and maybe a future works section in the back. Either way, this is the kind of horror people actually want to read, not that sort of stuff that's been so heavily saturated lately. These aren't likable characters in the good versus bad guy sense. It's all bad guy versus bad guy.

I enjoyed it. It's definitely a notable first novel."

Support this debut novel by getting your copy today at: 



C.M. Humphries also has a contest going on to win a custom flash drive with your preferred digital file of Excluded. It is an extremely easy contest to enter. Click here for details!

For more information about ‘Excluded’ and author C.M. Humphries, please visit:


You can also find him on Twitter, and Facebook!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Choose Your Victim



Choose Your Victim is an 8-part bi-monthly web series, coming this summer of 2012. It is based on a fake reality TV show titled "Survive-THIS!", where 8 young, drama and hormone-fuelled contestants are dropped on a secluded island to fend for themselves.

But! - There's a killer on the loose (unknown to the contestants), and at the end of every episode, a contestant meets their DOOM!

C'mon... you think that’s it? There's MORE! After each episode, we open the doors for YOU to tell US who will die next... AND HOW! We pick the most sickly-twisted entry, shoot it, and voila!

The audience is the decision-maker is this project, and every episode will be like a contest: the viewers conjure up which contestant will die, and how they die, then we choose the most original entry, shoot it, and put it up on the web, just in time for the next episode!

This keeps the show completely unpredictable!


How many times have you wanted a certain character in a horror movie to die on command? Well, this might be your chance to make it happen, but this campaign needs your help first. Please click the pic, and support this campaign today!


There are several awesome rewards for making a pledge! Here are just a few:

-A DVD of entire C.Y.V. series! includes all episodes, trailers, teasers, BTS and featurettes! Skype interview with creators!
-C.Y.V. Black T-Shirt - Signed by creators!
-C.Y.V. Calendar! Includes posters, Behind the scenes, and cast stills!
-RESERVED DEATH! In 1 episode YOU get to choose who dies next and how!


More information will be coming soon to the following site: 


Until then, you can find them on Twitter, and Facebook!

Trailer Thursday... getting you ready for the weekend...


Here are some trailers to get you ready for this weekend’s horror movie release: The Raven 





Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Cell Count" Coming Soon!



Russell Carpenter reluctantly admits his wife Sadie into an experimental treatment facility for her life threatening disease. While locked in this prison like surrounding they, along with 6 others, are unknowingly subjected to a cure that might just be worse than the disease itself. 


Check out the trailer:


Director: Todd E. Freeman
Writer: Todd E. Freeman
Stars: Robert McKeehen, Haley Talbot, and Christopher Toyne


For more information about “Cell Count,” please visit:



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Darkness Shattered (The Darkmind Saga)




Expect something very different in this gripping story of the zombie apocalypse. This detailed and fast-paced thriller gives you a roller coaster ride with alternating scenes of tense, exciting action and heartbreaking pain. Michael Nelson’s world has suddenly been ripped apart when he loses both parents to the outbreak and finds himself completely alone with nobody to turn to for help. Armed with only a shotgun and his wits, he steps into an insane new world where he meets and befriends Abigail Martin, a tiny girl with luminous blue eyes. She has been on her own for a week struggling to survive and as their friendship blossoms, they grow to depend on each other for much more than simple survival. Michael and Abby each discover latent abilities within themselves that offer a final hope for the embattled remnants of humanity.

Check out this great review:

“Having just completed this novel by an albiet unknown author I am left shaking my head in awe at the ride I was just taken on.

This novel has emotion.
This novel has growth.
This novel has action.
This novel has love.
This novel has zombies.
But most importantly...
THIS NOVEL HAS POTENTIAL!
It has the potential to be the best book you've read all year.
It has the potential to be made into a blockbuster of a movie.
It has the potential to make you believe in the zombie genre again.

In a genre taken over by office workers turned Jack Bauer and no plotline just blood and guts. "A Darkness Shattered" has turned all that on its head and made it about the story again, the journey and the emotion.

If you have any doubts about this book I urge you to put them to the side and buy this book. Bruce Clothier is going places and this is your chance to start the journey with him.”


Enough said! Get 'A Darkness Shattered' today at: 



For more information on ‘A Darkness Shattered' and author Bruce Clothier, please visit: 


You can also follow Bruce on Twitter

Today's DVD Releases




Here are some of the horror DVD releases for April 24:






Monday, April 23, 2012

TREASURE CHEST OF HORRORS is making its way to dvd!




 From Executive Producer's James Cullen Bressack and Jarret Cohen at Psykik Junky Pictures and directors Doug Waugh and Shawn C. Phillips comes this NO BUDGET HORROR ANTHOLOGY starring Cult film legend Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger) and Shawn C. Phillips (Don & Murph).

Join us on this wild horror anthology filled with zombies, vampires, serial killers, killer mannequins and pirates!

It is being released by WORLD WIDE MULTI MEDIA and comes out on DVD June 19, 2012. In stores and online.

Here is a link to preorder the film on: Amazon

Here is the synopsis: "Join Percival Pirate on his quest to discover his Grandpappy's hidden treasure chest. What might have contained a wealth of gold, precious jewels, and doubloons ends up holding a much more valuable treasure: four never before seen horror films guaranteed to rattle your bones. The "booty" features vampires, killer mannequins, a gruesome high school killing spree and more. Featuring special appearances by horror legends Lloyd Kaufman and Shawn C. Phillips. Be prepared to laugh, scream, and clutch your balls in agony as you witness some of the greatest horrors of low-budget cinema. As a bonus, the collection includes director's commentary for each segment."

Here is a little teaser trailer to keep you tided over until the release:


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Scares!!!




Here are 5 short films for your viewing pleasure. After watching them, let everyone know what you thought of the films in the comment section below! (view at your own discretion)





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!!!

Last week Hollowgraves promoted the return of Hollowgraves Haunted Manor to Seaside Heights, NJ this summer, after a five year absence. Check out their new website at: hollowgraveshauntedmanor.com

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Brazilian Horror Feature heading to Chicago Latino FF




PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - The feature film BEYOND THE GRAVE (aka PORTO DOS MORTOS), produced by Lockheart Filmes Ltda., has its Chicago premiere set to April 21 at the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Written and directed by Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro (who's also producing with Isidoro B. Guggiana), BEYOND THE GRAVE (2011) follows the unstoppable hunt of a vengeful cop (Rafael Tombini) for a supernatural serial killer. In its film festival circuit the Brazilian fantasy feature gained international acclaim, being also selected for the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Cuba) and granted with two awards: Best Horror Feature Award at the Arizona Underground Film Festival and Audience Choice Award for Best Latin American Feature at Montevideo Fantástico (Uruguay).


Shot in the city of Porto Alegre, south of Brazil, BEYOND THE GRAVE is an art-house mixture of road movie, spaghetti western and different horror sub-genres such as zombie and black magic. "I tried to bring in everything I had learned about cinema and humanity from the beginning of my conscious life till the moment of locking the final cut.  I think we should be respectful of genre, of course, but a rigid tone is more important than a rigid genre. We’re in an age where amalgamations are common nature in art. Cinema shouldn’t be excluded", believes the Brazilian filmmaker.


About Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro
Born July 28, 1979, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro is a writer, producer and director. He is the producer of the documentary feature series Boundaries of Thought featuring Peter Greenaway, Michel Houellebecq, Pierre Levy, among others, and the five episodes of the on-line series Think Thank starring David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Jose Padilha and others. Davi also written and directed the segment THE SOUL DETECTIVE (2009), starring Lynch. BEYOND THE GRAVE is his debut as a feature film director.

Release dates at the Chicago Latino Film Festival
Saturday, April 21, 2012, 9:15 pm at Landmark Theatres - 2828 N. Clark St. - Phone: 773-509-4949.

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 8:45 pm at Landmark Theatres - 2828 N. Clark St. - Phone: 773-509-4949.

Chicago Latino Film Festival

Official Site

Official Facebook Page

Trailer

IMDB

Synopsis
In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.

Crew
LOCKHEART FILMES LTDA. presents BEYOND THE GRAVE, starring RAFAEL TOMBINI, ALVARO ROSACOSTA, RICARDO SEFFNER, AMANDA GRIMALDI, LUCIANA VERCH, LEANDRO LEFA, TATIANA PAGANELLA and ADRIANO BASEGIO, Makeup FX ANDRE GUERRERO, KAPEL FURMAN and RICARDO GHIORZI, Special Effects KAPEL FURMAN, Sound Designer LEO BRACHT, Post-Production and Visual Effects by PEDRO MARQUES, Edited by MARCELO ALLGAYER, Production Designer CARMEM FERNANDES, Director of Photography MELISSANDRO BITTENCOURT, Music by AUGUSTO BORNHAUSEN, BRUNO FRITZEN, GABRIEL FRITZEN, FELIPE LERMEN & FELIPE LONGHI, Songs by FELIPE LONGHI, Executive Producers DAVI DE OLIVEIRA PINHEIRO, GLAUCO URBIM and ISIDORO B. GUGGIANA, Produced by ISIDORO B. GUGGIANA, Written, Produced and Directed by DAVI DE OLIVEIRA PINHEIRO.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Area 407



Synopsis:
After taking off on a flight from New York to Los Angeles on New Years Eve, the passengers of Flight 37A are soon sent into shock and alarm as the plane experiences severe turbulence. The relentless weather attack causes panic and terror amongst the passengers until the plane ultimately crashes in a remote government-testing reserve, AREA 407. Through footage captured by two teenage sisters, the accident and crash lead to further events that should not be viewed by the faint of heart. As they continue to film, it becomes apparent that the remaining survivors of Flight 37A may not survive the night.
 
Directed by Dale Fabrigar and Everette Wallin, AREA 407 stars Abigail Schrader, Samantha Lester, James Lyons, Melanie Lyons, Brendan Patrick Connor, Ken Garcia, Samantha Sloyan, Everette Wallin and Jude Gerard Prest. The film was written by Robert Shepyer.


AREA 407 will be available nationwide on IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune, Playstation Unlimited) and select theaters on APRIL 27, 2012.

New Website Aims to Help Indie Authors in These Trying Times



A new website, FreeBookDude.com, has been launched with the goal of helping indie authors. FreeBookDude.com features a different free Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook books every hour. This new book-an-hour format allows for a greater number of authors to be featured on a quickly growing website. This new format also allows readers to get those limited time only free Amazon Kindle books.

With the ebook industry in such a volatile state right now, indie authors are finding it even harder to make a living these days. Indie authors use free online book promotions more than those with major publishing houses. They use these promotions to gain attention for their works, but they have to get those promotions noticed. Many websites charge authors a fee to get featured on their free Kindle and Nook book sites. This is an unnecessary fee that many indie authors cannot afford. At FreeBookDude.com, there are no fees for exposure to an ever growing fan base.

Readers of FreeBookDude.com also get access to at least 24 free Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook books every day. These books vary greatly in genre, allowing readers the chance to discover new authors that they normally would not be exposed to. In economic times as tight as these, readers and authors working together helps everyone save.

FreeBookDude.com is operated by Josh Cook. Josh is a freelance writer living in Everett, Washington. Being an unemployed freelance writer, Josh knows how hard it is for writers, as well as those that are facing tough times right now. His hope is that FreeBookDude.com will become the go to place for authors and writers to meet each other.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Penumbra



In Theaters and Available Nationwide on IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune, Playstation Unlimited) on APRIL 20, 2012




Written and Directed by Adrian & Ramiro García Bogliano
Starring Cristina Brondo, Camila Bordonaba, Sebastián Berta Muñiz, Mirella Pascual, Diego Cremonesi, Victoria Witemburg, Omar Gioiosa, and María Nela Sinisterra



Synopsis: Combining stylistic elements of classic Polanski with a contemporary vision that rivals anyone working in horror today, the Bogliano brothers' PENUMBRA is a superbly realized South American horror slow-burner. Marga is a highly motivated, arrogant and successful businesswoman on assignment in Buenos Aires — a city she hates and whose people she loathes. While in the Argentina capital on a day the whole population is waiting to view a rare solar eclipse she must also find a new tenant for her family's decrepit apartment. Rapidly losing her patience waiting for one applicant she runs into the mysterious Jorge lurking outside the front door of the place who informs her that he has a client willing to pay four times what she is asking in rent. There's one catch — the paperwork must be signed immediately. As greedy Marga waits to complete the transaction several of Jorge's associates suspiciously appear at the apartment ready to strip the wallpaper. And what's behind the décor signals a startling fate worse than death -- or should that be life!




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