Saturday, June 30, 2012

Desire PURE JOY on VOD? Well MY PURE JOY is available on VOD

Media Blasters is proud to announce the Video on Demand release of the critically acclaimed new film from then 18-year-old writer/director James Cullen Bressack. The film is now available on all VOD websites as well as HULU and XBOX among many others.

After a March DVD release, consistent press, 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.

MY PURE JOY is a story of teenage angst taken to the extreme. It's Tipper Gore's worst nightmare come to life, because as every suburban mother of a teenage boy knows if you keep watching those horror movies, you're going to end up being a serial killer. And that is exactly what has happened to our anti-hero, Adam. On the outside, Adam appears to be a normal teenager; but from single-handedly caring for his abusive and dying father years earlier, Adam has learned that the only way to get people to respect you is through fear and intimidation. His mind has been so rotted by trauma from his past and the gory films he watches, that he has blurred the line between reality and pretend. This prompts him to start killing people in similar ways to his favorite slasher films making sure to put his own little spin on the violence.

This was the first feature film by James Cullen Bressack, who has been labeled “Horror’s New Hope” Since the films release James has landed multiple new projects and is heading out to direct a large budget horror feature in thailand this january, produced by Daemon Hillin and Benetone Films.

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

Here is a trailer to take a peek at: 


Here is a link for the official T-shirt only $14.99:

Facebook Fan page:

Here is a link to buy the film on amazon for just $10:

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

Friday, June 29, 2012

New Version of EMERGING PAST - The Way It Was Meant To Be Seen

…the past is never where you left it.

Thomas J. Churchill gives fans a new version of his horror thriller
- the way it was meant to be seen

LOS ANGELES:  Writer/Producer/Director Thomas J. Churchill readies to release his film “Emerging Past” later this fall.  Churchill is very proud to finally unleash his true vision to all horror fans, “Call it a Director's Cut...Call it a Reboot...I call it pure horror, the way the film is meant to be. It’s darker, edgier, scarier and most of all a true horror film.”

Horror fans should prepare for his new darker, more horrific version along the lines of “The Exorcist” meets “The Shining.”  Church Hill Productions will allow a glimpse of what they can expect when the teaser trailer debuts June 29th at Midnight on The trailer will also be available on the film’s website and Facebook page as well as From Dusk Till Con and all their social media outlets. 

The previously released festival/preview edition was available for a very limited time and became a fan favorite at conventions and festivals, winning 6 awards as it played the circuit (Best Picture twice, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Song, Best Trailer). 
Taking a cue from George Lucas, Churchill insists “That version is now a collector’s item; never to be released again.”

The new version will include never before scene footage and a new style that gives the film a more thrilling and compelling vibe.  Insiders are stating “It looks very much like a big studio film.” The film will also carry a new haunting score in the tradition of classic Hollywood films.

The new soundtrack is sure to please music lovers with all new songs from such recording artists as Robbie Dupree, Magni, Steve Whalley, Matt Cusson among others. The soundtrack will be distributed on Spectra Records.

Until then, fans of Churchill can see him playing The Sheriff in “Mr. Hush,” which he also produced.  Writer/director David Lee Madison (who also produced “Emerging Past”) is releasing “Mr. Hush” on DVD and Blu-Ray through Kino Lorber’s Horizon Movies on August 7th, 2012 and will also be available at your local Redbox and through Netflix.

Exclusive: Old School Werewolf Film, 'Autumn Moon' in Pre-Production

  All right you werewolf freaks, I know you're out there because I'm one of you.  You foam at the mouth for any werewolf related news you can get your, I mean hands on, today is your lucky day, because I've got some great news coming your way, read on!

  Writer/Director Randy Fabert (Psycho Killer) is hard at work in pre-production, prepping his new werewolf thriller,Autumn Moon from Skylar Phoenix Productions.  Fabert himself stated that he hopes Autumn Moon will be "the most violent werewolf movie ever made."  I don't know about anyone else, but that description has me very excited about this project.  The film is due to shoot this fall, in and around Cincinnati, Ohio.

  Fabert, a fan of great werewolf films such as (An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, and The Wolf Man), says he wanted to make an old school werewolf film but update it to be extremely violent and gory.  He feels that writer Michael Spivey and himself have captured the extreme violence a werewolf would cause.  Having read the screenplay for Autumn Moonmyself, I would completely agree.  

The screenplay was written by Michael Spivey and Randy Fabert from an original story by Randy Fabert.   It is produced by Randy Fabert,  Joe Kidd, Thomas Humbach, Iabou Windimere, Michael Spivey, and Co-producers are Aaron Martin and Sheila Mudd Baker. 

The werewolf make-up effects will be created by Randy Fabert's Postmortem EFX Studio.  

The cast includes: Joe Kidd (That's What She Said), Nathan Grauwelman (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies), Iabou Windimere,  Jocelyn Tanis (The Medal), Larry Combs,  Gerri Sutyak (Buffy the Vampire Slayer),  Sonny Burnette (Zombies R Friends), and Randy Fabert (Psycho Killer).   More cast announcements as they come.

Plot Synopsis:
Pulp writer Michael Renee Allen thought the house on the edge of the woods would be the perfect place to write his next novel. He soon finds that the forest has more to offer than just fresh air and a nice view. Something unspeakable is stalking the forest. A cunning force of pure evil that hunts by night, painting the forest with blood.  

Filmmaker Randy Fabert grew up loving the classic Universal Monster movies.  At the age of 10, he made his first horror movie and hasn't stopped since.  After seeing An American Werewolf in London in 1981, he fell in love with the artistry of Rick Baker and decided he wanted to make monsters for his movies and took up sculpting his own creations.  His first filmPsycho Killer (2011) was well received and will be playing at several film festivals this fall.

Check out some of Randy Fabert's pics of the ultra-cool werewolf head he is sculpting for the film:

You can also check out some location pics:

This artwork captures the mood that the filmmaker’s hope to convey in Autumn Moon

Autumn Moon Teaser poster

For fans of the werewolf sub-genre, everything I've seen and read indicates that 'Autumn Moon' might just turn out to be something very special.  Randy Fabert and his extremely dedicated group of filmmakers and actors are committed to putting the best possible product onscreen, and it's a labor of love for everyone involved.  This is one film that I am extremely excited about.

For fans of the werewolf sub-genre, everything I've seen and read indicates that 'Autumn Moon' might just turn out to be something very special.  Randy Fabert and his extremely dedicated group of filmmakers and actors are committed to putting the best possible product onscreen, and it's a labor of love for everyone involved.  This is one film that I am extremely excited about.

For more information on Autumn Moon, check out the official Autumn Moon Facebook page:

The official Autumn Moon Twitter account:

Article by Michael Juvinall
News & Reviews Editor
Dark River Press

Thursday, June 28, 2012

House of Sighs

"This is a deeply unsettling book and a powerful debut. There isn’t enough quality Australian horror fiction out there, and in the face of this, Dries proves himself an author to watch. House of Sighs serves psychological horror straight up and without sensation, or apology." --

"This is a true, horrifying horror novel, filled with chaos to the maximum level, but done so damn smoothly. I have a new favorite author on my radar." -- David Bernstein, author of MACHINES OF THE DEAD

"For those of you who want to be sobered by your scares, I heartily recommend House of Sighs." -- Adam Cesare, author of TRIBESMEN

"“House of Sighs grabs you from page one and displays moments of real brilliance. It's fast, scary and disturbing.” -- Nate Kenyon, author of BLOODSTONE and THE REACH.

That is some high praise for this book, but what is it about…

A busload of captives on an express ride to terror!

It’s the summer of 1995, and the passengers of the Sunday bus into town have realized that something is very, very wrong with their driver. They don’t know that she began her day planning to kill herself. But they know that she’s threatening to kill them. They began the ride as her passengers, but now they’re her captives. She’s already shown she won’t hesitate to use that gun in her hand, and no one wants to be the next to die. They have no idea where she’s taking them, who will be left alive when they get there, or what‘s in store for the survivors. With a madwoman at the wheel, the bus has gone far off its route, deep into insanity. And for most of the passengers, the next stop will be their last. 

Wow, that sounds like a wild ride! Find out if this bus ride ever stopped for  survivors to get off by getting your e-book copy today at: 

The paperback version will be available on July 3rd. For more information about ‘House of Sighs’ and author Aaron Dries, please visit:

You can also find him on Facebook!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Haunted Magazine

HAUNTED Digital Magazine is the world’s only magazine that takes a fun & entertaining look at the world of all things Paranormal & Horror. With informative and entertaining features from the scary side, the sexy side, the dark side, the entertainment side, the demonic side, the ghostly side, the spiritual side and any other sides that the paranormal and horror sector decides to show from time to time. We are your one stop paranormal and horror pic’n’mix. Written and designed by two cheeky but loveable guys and supported by a band of merry men and women (feature writers, photographers, models and contributors). We spotlight up and coming indie producers, directs and actors allowing them to promote their projects. We follow the dark paranormal cases that they don’t show on the TV and we follow Carla, aged 14, who is one of the youngest EVER ghosthunters. We are passionate about bringing you the best ever paranormal and horror content. Come and join our journey.. We like to think that we have a marriage made in heaven relationship with our readers, even though it is written and designed in Hell (well just north of Nottingham, UK)

Here are a few of screenshots:

And don’t worry, you can still find their printed back issues like these: 

Get the “Haunted Magazine” app at the iTunes App Store 

For more information about the magazine, and where else to get your digital copy, please visit:

You can also find them on Twitter, and Facebook!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Camp Hell

Demons overtake a campground that a group of substance abuse patients have taken a weekend retreat to. Will they survive until morning!

Who wants to know if they survive until morning? I know I do, but that might not happen without your support! Please click the pic, and support this campaign today!

There are plenty of great perks for making a pledge like:

-A bumper sticker that says " I survived Camp Hell"

 -An Autographed 8x10 of the movie

-"Camp Hell Counselor" T-shirt and hat

-Mention in credits of the movie as a producer!

For more information, please visit:

Today's DVD Releases!

Here are some of the horror DVD releases for June 26:

Monday, June 25, 2012


“BEST read of 2012”

“A deeper journey into the erotic side of horror than usual”

“A fast paced, wild ride from start to finish”

“Not for the weak of stomach”

“Gore, murder and perversity taken to the highest (lowest?) levels”

“This book is not for the faint-hearted...the prudish...the soccer moms who thought FIFTY SHADES OF...was titillating” 

That's right, you won't find Fifty Shades of anything here. So what is this book about...

She yearned to go beyond... but some curtains should never be opened.

When Rae broached the idea of visiting an underground sex club, Mark didn’t blink. He should have. Because NightWhere is not your usual swingers club. Where it’s held on a given night…only those who receive the red invitations know. Soon Rae is indulging in her lust for pain. And Mark is warned by a beautiful stranger to take his wife away before it’s too late.

But it’s already too late. Because Rae hasn’t come home. Now Mark is in a race against time—to find NightWhere again and save his wife from the mysterious Watchers who run the club. To stop her from taking that last step through the degradations of The Red into the ultimate BDSM promise of The Black. More than just their marriage and her life are at stake: Rae is in danger of losing her soul... 

Want to know a little more? Click here to find an excerpt!

 Does Rae lose her soul, or is Mark able to save her? You will only be able to find out if you get a copy of this book today at: 

To find out more about author John Everson, please visit his blog:  

You can also find him on Twitter!

Sunday, June 24, 2012


A group of kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school in the middle of the woods.  But feelings of guilt soon overtake the kidnappers, dividing the group and putting their entire plan in jeopardy.  The evening further spirals out of control when their poorly chosen hideout becomes a hunting ground for a mysterious creature that requires springtime ritualistic sacrifices.

In Theaters and Available Nationwide on IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune, Playstation Unlimited) on July 27, 2012

Written and Directed by Padraig Reynolds
Starring AJ Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Sonny Marinelli, Marco St. John 
and Katherine Randolph

For more info, visit:

2012 Etheria Film Festival Announced

2012 Etheria Film Festival
Celebrates Women Filmmakers of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Strap on your blasters, fire up your TARDIS , and run, Runner!  It’s not Carousel but this September will bring you the very first Etheria Film Festival. Etheria is the brainchild of film journalist and programmer, Heidi Honeycutt, as well as an imprint of the Viscera Organization, a not-for-profit that is dedicated to increasing the visibility of female genre filmmakers.  The Viscera Film Festival has been showcasing the best in emerging female horror film talent since 2007.  But why stop with horror?  There are talented women filmmakers across every genre.  The Etheria Film Festival is the only film festival in the world that screens, exclusively, the best new short science fiction and fantasy films directed by women from around the globe.

There will be a reception for the filmmakers as well as an After Party so don’t run off too soon. It’s guaranteed Reaver Free!

Date: September 15th, 2012

Start Time: 4 pm
End Time: 10:30 pm

Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144-2908
(617) 625-5700

For More Information:
Visit Our Website: or

Etheria is Copresented by

Now that you have the nitty-gritty important details, let’s talk about the fun stuff.  Etheria’s amazing judging panel (listed below) worked harder than Atreyu in the Swamp of Sadness to find and pull together for you a lineup of films that are out of this world.  Take a look below to see what’s in store.

Film Lineup:

Fantasy Category

Seamstress  - Gracie Otto (Australia)
An ailing bird watcher becomes obsessed with a seamstress living next door when he observes her luring birds into her home. He discovers that she needs the birds to survive, and that he may hold the key to furthering the species.

Oowie Wanna  - Bridget Palardy (USA)
While doing laundry, a misfit 7-year-old girl tumbles into an alluring other-world, where she must decide the fate of her birthmark.

Prita Noire - Sofia Carrillo (Mexico)
A fantastical animated story of two sisters in a strange place, and their strange relationship.

She Wolf - Francesca Reverdito (Italy)
Little Red Riding Hood turns the table on the wolf.

The Maiden and the Princess  - Ali Scher (USA)
A fairy tale about a young girl who loves the princess instead of the prince.

The Hunter and the Swan Discuss Their Meeting - Emily Carmichael (USA)
A Brooklyn couple have dinner with a hunter and his girlfriend, a magical swan woman. It doesn't go well.

The Stolen - Karen Lam (Canada)
A dark fairytale about an imaginative little girl who saves a bullied boy and is granted a secret wish.

The Red Hood  - Danishka Esterhazy (Canada)
A dark re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood set in the Canadian prairies during the Great Depression.

Sci Fi Category

The Provider - Brianne Nord-Stewart (Canada)
In an alternate-history 1940s small town America, after Japan retaliates over Hiroshima with biological warfare, the local doctor’s home is the safest place to seek refuge. Or is it?

Undetected - Kristen Anderson (USA)
A blown engine on a remote road forces two sisters to look for help in a ghost-town from a couple that closely resembles the living dead.

Laura Keller - Maureen Perkins (USA)
With global population at an extreme high, federal fertility lotteries now determine who can and can’t reproduce. When one woman learns that she will be permanently sterilized, her faith in the system is shaken.

Imminent Danger - Alana McNair (USA)
Whoops! After an unintentional button pressing incident alerting Earth of its impending demise, Gail must find a way to reverse this misunderstanding and save the world!

Kaboomtown - Jakqui Schuler (USA)
As the human race keeps on exploding around her, Jane struggles to fill out a stack of application forms to stay alive.

Slashed  - Rebecca Thomson (Australia)
Worlds will collide when Renata and Frieda's erotic fantasies cross the digital frontier.

Volcano Girl - Ashley Maria (USA)
Fighting super villains is easy. Losing your superhero job, moving back home and sharing a bathroom with your little sister? Now that’s hard.

Feature Program

We Are All Cylons - Ilana Rein (USA)
We Are All Cylons investigates our very human enthusiasm for technology and myth by examining the metaphysical resonances of the television series “Battlestar Galactica.

Special Guest Judges:

Rachel Talalay (director, Nightmare on Elm Street 6, Tank Girl)
Suzi Yoonessi (director, Dear Lemon Lima)
Stacie Ponder (artist/writer “Womanthology”, “RPG”)
Andre Dumas (journalist, TheHorrorDigest)
Chris Hallock (
Mike Snoonian (
Lynn Hershman Leeson (director, Teknolust”)
Christopher Golden (author, The Ferryman)
Jennifer M. Kroot (director, It Came From Kuchar)
Nicole McConvery (Program Director, Boston Underground Film Festival)
Richard Griffin (director, Exhumed, Disco Exorcist, Nun of That)
Liz Coffey (Film Preserver, Harvard Film Archive)
Lisa Hammer (director, Pox, The Invisible Life of Thomas Lynch)

This stellar showcase is made possible by the generosity of Etheria’s Sponsors:,,, TheHorrorDigest, Women In Horror Month, The Viscera Organization, Carly Lyn, Chris Hallock

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, June 23, 2012

V/H/S Red Band Trailer!

When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.

Bringing together some of the top filmmakers in the game today, this wickedly conceived horror anthology sends the viewer through a gauntlet of suspense, terror, shock, and downright brutality—instantly distinguishing itself from a sea of lackluster found-footage horror flicks. The diverse and deviously creative minds behind V/H/S shatter any preconceived notions about the genre, making it feel inventive and captivating once again.

V/H/S will be available through Magnolia On-Demand starting 8/31; in theaters starting 10/5

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With THEATRE OF THE DERANGED releasing on DVD this July from WWMM, we have some great news about THEATRE OF THE DERANGED II which is in production. The second installment from Executive Producers James Cullen Bressack and Jarret Cohen at Psykik Junky Pictures not only feature's Bressack's film Unmimely Demise but also features a short from a really unique indie talent. Dustin Mills, director of PUPPET MONSTER MASSACRE and ZOMBIE A-HOLE is now boarding the anthology as a segment director. Mills' Segment is entitled "GIRL GIRL: MUTANT LESBO VENGEANCE" Mills' segment will be a love letter to films like TOKYO GORE POLICS, MUTANT GIRL SQUAD, ROBO GEISHA, and VAMPIRE GIRL VS. FRANKENSTEIN GIRL. This means lots of arterial spray!

Psykik Junky Pictures are still looking for interesting talent to add to this exciting anthology.

Here is a synopsis of the BRESSACK'S SEGMENT for the film:

"After 10 years, Cheeky the Mime returns reaping havoc on anyone in his path. Armed with an arsenal of invisible weapons, it is up to a meek friend from Cheeky's past to stop him!"

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

Here is the IMDB:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Vengeance of the Wolf

“Deeply frightening tale with an eerie nightmarish quality weaving through it”

“Fantasticly written”

“Nothing short of brillant”

“This book was amazing to say the least… a supernatural thrill ride”

“Vengeance exceeds all expectations” 

Sounds like we got a great book right here. So what is it about...

A harrowing story of a man exacting revenge on those he’s deemed responsible for the loss of his beloved wolf puppy, killed many years before at a presidential parade. A fragile young boy was at that moment forever changed, and the maniacal vendetta of a psychotic killer was created. What follows is a killing spree so brilliantly carried out, that it seems nearly unstoppable.

Detective, John Yardley, and FBI Agent, Frank Williams, are on a quest to stop this manipulative, unknown mass murderer, whose targets seem to be specific politicians, in a bizarre and insane killing spree…one that draws them into a world of dreams and nightmares beyond their wildest imaginations. Awaiting them are unbelievable terrors, chilling twists and turns and a scope of destruction that they would never have believed possible! 

Want a little more? Check out this trailer:

Can't say much more other than get your copy today at: 


For more information about "Vengeance of the Wolf" and author Solitaire Parke, please visit: 

You can also find more on Twitter, Facebook, and Wordpress!
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