Friday, August 31, 2012

V/H/S- :30 TV Spot



"The Scariest Film Of The Year" - Rolling Stone
"Best American Horror Film In Years"- Gawker
     “GRADE A. SHEER VICERAL ENERGY. A sharp rebuke to the laziness of the ‘found footage’ horror movie and the creepiest since the original ‘Paranormal Activity’” –  Indiewire



Watch the official :30 TV Spot Now Available for V/H/S

On Demand August 30th, In Theaters October 5th

Directed by: Adam Wingard (“You’re Next”), Glenn McQuaid (“I Sell The Dead”), Radio Silence, David Bruckner (“The Signal”), Joe Swanberg (“Hannah Takes the Stairs”), Ti West (“The House of the Devil”)
  
 Starring: Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard, Sophia Takal, Kate Lyn Sheil, Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes

 V/H/S is a POV, found footage horror film from the perspective of America's top genre filmmakers. In 'V/H/S', a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger and more inexplicable than the last...

RT: 93 minutes |Rated: R 

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The Dead Walked Trilogy



Some said it was viral.
Others claimed it was an act of God.
Either way the result was the same and the dead walked.

September was her favourite time of the year, and late September, when the autumn was just preparing to hand over to winter, when there was still a residue of the late summer warmth in the air, as well as the crisp promise of the iciness to come, had always been, as far as Missy was concerned, the finest chunk of that particular month.

Not for her was the spectacle of high summer, nor the morose beauty of mid winter. Of course they both had their fineries but these paled next to the season when the leaves glittered with reflected sunlight. It was the autumn, with September being the highlight of that season, which she loved – a time when nature put on its finest display as the lush summer growth was magically transformed.

The sky itself seemed to glow at this time of year.
September was a time of promise.
A time of rebirth.
Not this September, though.
This September, Missy would remember as, the time the dead walked. 

Check out this review:

"Vincent Stark, otherwise known as Gary Dobbs, presents a new look at the zombie story. A group of people trying to survive in a world gone nuts. Sound familiar. Of course.

But Stark has injected his own elements into the story. A pregnant woman and a plot thread I've not seen in a zombie story before. The ending threw a twist in and sets up the next part of the story, coming soon.

Zombie stories are not a type I read a lot of, but I've come to expect good stuff from Stark/Dobbs/Martin, whatever genre he writes in.

I read this one straight through while drinking coffee early this morning.


Recommended."


Get your copy today at: 


And the story continues with...


Some said it was viral.
Others claimed it was an act of God.
Either way the result was the same and the dead walked.

The story that started in the bestselling novella, The Dead Walked continues, as Missy and Johnny find themselves having to adjust to life in the land of the dead.

"Hey, if you love zombies (and who doesn't) this is a fab read. The author is proving a master at several genres, all his novels are well worth reading."

A story of survival
A story of Destiny
A story of true gut wrenching horror

Get your copy today at:


It doesn't end there. Book 3 will hit Kindle in October so start reading today!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Spooky Empire Oct. 26-28



HAVE YOU MADE YOUR
HALLOWEEN PLANS YET?

What better time to celebrate 10 years of Spooky Empire than Halloween weekend!

Plus a brand new venue to boot...could there
be a better combination?! It's not too early to start planning. 

CELEBRITY GUESTS

You guys spoke, and we definitely listened. More than half of our guest list are new faces! Hopefully we've come through with many of your requests for guests. 

JUST ADDED!

ROSE McGOWAN

(Charmed, Grindhouse, Jawbreaker, Doom Generation, Scream & More!!)


Back for more this year is Robert Englund, "Freddy Krueger" of the Nightmare on Elm Street series. 
Joining him will be Heather Langenkamp and the cast of Nightmare on Elm Street Part 4 !! This is a rare, first time reunion you don't want to miss!


Tyler Mane will be making his first appearance at Spooky Empire. Tyler is best known
from the films (Rob Zombies) "Halloween"
and "X-Men". 

Don't miss out on rare cast gatherings from
the films "Zombie" and "Cannibal Holocaust" including director Ruggero Deodato.

Other newbies include Traci Lords, Ernie Hudson "Ghostbusters", Laurence Harvey "Human Centipede 2", Zoe Bell "Death Proof", and Christine Elise "Child's Play 2".


P.J. Soles "Halloween", Mary Woronov and Dey Young, all come together to celebrate the film "Rock n Roll High School"

Last but not least, how could we forget the memorable voice of 
The Crypt Keeper, John Kassir !

R.L. Stine, best known as the author of your favorite book series "Goosebumps" will be a part of this years Author Programming.


Some of our favorites are "returning from the dead"! Bill Moseley "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" and "House of 1,000 Corpses", Ken Foree "Dawn of the Dead" and "The Devil's Rejects", and of course Kane Hodder of "Friday the 13th, Part X" and "Hatchet"

MONSTROUS EVENTS!

Spooky Empire is not just about the guests, we have some monsterous events lined up as well. 

Be on the lookout for more information on
events such as:
Live performances
Panels and  Q&As
Freak Show Film Festival
Tattoo Festival
Author Programming
Charity Poker Tournament
Zombie Walk
 and more! 

For all of you early birds that are staying at the Hilton, stop by the David's Club and the Lobby Bar on Thursday night. Meet up with friends old and new, relax and get ready for the weekend. 

Don't forget about our annual costume contest. This year should be the best ever, being Halloween weekend. We want to see the best, most creative costumes you can come up with, so as an incentive, we've raised the amount of the prizes this year! So you better get working on that costume now!!


VISIT THE WEBSITE WWW.SPOOKYEMPIRE.COM
FOR MORE INFORMATION OVER THE COMING WEEKS!!

Most importantly, don't miss out on what we're known best for...the parties!

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



Here are some trailers to get you ready for this weekend’s horror movie releases: The Possession, and The Tall Man (limited)
















Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation



“purely for horror fans…”

“will easily satisfy especially with a brilliant cast…”

“Great fun and one to keep”

“Some of the best Zombies i've seen in recent films”


Wow, the best zombies! So what is this movie about...

In this prequel to the 2006 cult hit, pyrophobic mortician Gerald Tovar, Jr. (ANDREW DIVOFF) inherits the family mortuary and accidentally exposes hundreds of uncremated bodies to toxic medical waste.


As the corpses re-animate, Gerald's inheritance-seeking younger brother, Harold (JEFFREY COMBS) unexpectedly shows up and stumbles upon Gerald trying to keep the zombie outbreak under control. Sibling rivalry gives way to madness as Harold discovers Gerald's dark secret the freshly exhumed and zombified corpse of their father.


Stars: Andrew Divoff, Jeffrey Combs, and Sarah Lieving

Directed by: Jeff Broadstreet 

Check out the trailer at: 


The Blu-Ray/DVD just became available in the UK. Get your copy today at:

  Amazon

The film is being released in the UK by 101 Films. For more information about them, please find them on Facebook, and Twitter!

Banned in Edmonton, “The Killing Games” gets world premiere at the Calgary International Film Fest.



The Calgary International Film Festival has said that THE KILLING GAMES will make it's World Premiere on Saturday September 22nd as a part of the Late Show Series. “We are just ecstatic that Calgary has accepted the movie to Premiere at their festival,” States director Barry J. Gillis.

Bruce Fletcher who is a programmer with The Calgary International Film Festival told Gillis that he watched the movie twice, and found the movie to be very entertaining. Gillis continues, “We're so happy that Bruce, Brenda Lieberman and The Calgary International Film Festival were brave enough to take a chance on THE KILLING GAMES, especially after the movie was turned down in Edmonton.”

In May, Gillis was told that his feature film THE KILLING GAMES was “too violent for The Edmonton International Film Festival.” Gillis was shocked by the decision, mainly because he resides in Edmonton.

“Yes, I was shocked,” laments Gillis, “but that's all in the past now. We're heading South down to the great city of Calgary where Oscar-nominated Canadian director Deepa Mehta's film MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN,” is going to open the Calgary International Film Festival. Brandon Cronenberg's movie ANTIVIRAL will also be playing in the Late Show Series, and we couldn't dream of being apart of anything bigger and better than that.”

The Calgary International Film Festival is world renowned for their hospitality and the way that they treat filmmakers and film fans alike. “Calgary gets upwards of 50,000 fans attending their festival. Tourists, fans, great films, and the best parties... I mean, this is huge for us Gillis says with a grin.

Calgary and Edmonton have been rival cities for many years. “Yes, the two cities have been at it for what seems like forever” says Gillis with a laugh, “however, Calgary is not just going to accept a movie because Edmonton turned it down. I mean, THE KILLING GAMES is entertaining as hell, just ask Jason Eisener who directed HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN starring Rutger Hauer. 

THE KILLING GAMES is a disturbing feature film about a man who's wife is dying of a mysterious illness. The man contemplates taking the law into his own hands, after his daughter witnesses a double homicide and narrowly escapes the grasp of two serial killers.

DR. WINTERS (Ace Hanna of Calgary, Alberta) CHECKS UP ON DIANA (Chryl Lisk) in THE KILLING GAMES

THE KILLING GAMES was shot in Wabuman, Lac St. Anne, Alberta Beach and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It stars Donald A. Morin, leading actor of the acclaimed French Canadian feature film Windigo. It also stars Denmark's Kim Sonderholm, who has been involved in over 100 movies, including his latest outing entitled “LITTLE BIG BOY.” Calgary actor Ace Hanna also stars in the movie as the troubled Dr. Winters.

The Calgary International Film Festival is in it's 13th great year. This years festival runs from August 20th to August 30th and is guaranteed to be the best film festival that the city of Calgary, and province of Alberta has ever witnessed. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Devil's Serum




“Loved this Novella! Still lost in it today.”

“delicious twists and turns”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this novella”

“the polish of a Poe work”

Wow, a comparison to Poe. That is some high praise! So what is it about…

Is immortality really all that it's cracked up to be? Be careful what you wish for...you just might get it. The Devil's Serum is a supernatural love story, after all what's more supernatural than love?

Good questions! Get your copy today at Amazon, and see if you can find the answers!

“I wanted more as soon as I knew the story was over”

Well, you are in luck because book 2 has just been released!


You can also find it at Amazon

For more information, please visit author Ashliegh Wolfgang's Facebook page!

Today's DVD Releases!



Here are some of the horror DVD releases for Aug. 28:






Monday, August 27, 2012

The Final Haunting



The plot consists of two parallel storylines which cleverly intermingle, revealing tantalising elements of the characters back stories.  The drama builds, driving the levels of suspense to a fever pitch with lots of fast cutaways and a discordant nursery rhyme theme used to accentuate the tension, thrill and suspense.The story centres on twenty two year old Lily Reynolds who hides a terrible secret that threatens to escape when she reluctantly accepts a baby sitting job for unhappily married Tom and Samantha Thompson at their home, Grosvenor Grange. Echoes of Lily’s past seep out as she steps into the haunted house and becomes possessed by horrifying personalities. We watch her struggle to protect the baby in her charge from an ever increasing danger, but is it real or imaginary?


The Final Haunting is a seriously intelligent low budget thriller/horror set in the North of England with identifiable well rounded characters, and a story that takes the viewer into a world where nothing is as it seems.  This is an edge of your seat scare-fest, where a tragic ghost story is cleverly intermingled with a tense psychological subplot.



The Final Haunting probes terrifying and realistic 20th century issues and illustrates how levels of psychological illness primarily brought about by abusive male figures can lead to tragic consequences.  Set against a backdrop of Grosvenor Grange, a dilapidated Victorian villa, we encounter:

Three hideous suspects. Two dead babies and one sad portrait.

Fierce Cat Media has just gotten the ball rolling on this movie by starting an IndieGoGo campaign. Please click the pic, and support this campaign today!


Here are just a few of great perks for making a pledge today:

-Receive an online link to the finished film - available to view before anyone else
-A special edition signed poster for your collection
-An exclusive invitation to the premiere screening
-Special Thanks in the credits

For more information, please visit: 


You can also find Fierce Cat Media on Twitter, and Facebook!

TRAILER FOR CAESAR & OTTO'S DEADLY X-MAS FOLLOWS SELECTION FOR ELVIRA'S HORROR HUNT, HORRIFIC FILM FEST




August 21, 2012 (Los Angeles, CA) - The long awaited trailer for Caesar and Otto's Deadly XMas, the latest film by Dave Campfield, who Josh Pasnak of Video Graveyard hails as "one of the more impressive talents to come out of the indie scene in a while," has been released following the announcement of it's selection as one of the seven feature films selected for Elvira's Horror Hunt. The film will screen the weekend of September 7-9 in Indianapolis, Indiana, at HorrorHound Weekend, one of the countries biggest horror, sci-fi, and fantasy film conventions, with the Mistress of the Dark herself on hand to award the contest winners, whose fate will be decided by a panel of horror industry professionals.


Poking fun at the 1980s wave of Christmas slasher films, Caesar and Otto's Deadly XMas, directed by Dave Campfield and produced by Campfield, Rich Calderon, Joe Randazzo, and Robin Ritter, is a horror parody the likes of which hasn't been seen since the days of Abbott & Costello. Ain't It Cool News says that "Like Abbott & Costello before them, Caesar and Otto bring genuine humor to the horror genre." Titular brothers Caesar and Otto (Dave Campfield and Paul Chomicki) find themselves employed at Xmas Enterprises Inc. where, a disgruntled employee in a Santa suit (former CKY frontman Deron Miller) has begun a killing spree. Now it looks like he's found himself the perfect patsies.

Caesar and Otto's Deadly XMas features a ensemble cast of some of the all time great B movie stars including former CKY and current World Under Blood frontman Deron Miller, "Sleepaway Camp" star Felissa Rose, Brinke Stevens, Joe Estevez, Troma CEO Lloyd Kaufman, Debbie Rochon, and Linnea Quigley in a role that lampoons her death scene in "Silent Night, Deadly Night." These legends join a cast of up and coming talent such as Paul Chomicki, Ken MacFarlane, Samantha Barrios, and Summer Ferguson, and youtube sensations Lauren Francesca, and Shawn "Coolduder" Phillips, most recently seen in The Asylum's "The Haunting of Whaley House."

The film will also be screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday, September 2 at 12:45pm as part of the Horrific Film Festival, where it has received 4 nominations including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Campfield), and Best Actress (Summer Ferguson).

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Magnet takes worldwide rights to Don Coscarelli's John Dies at the End



New York, NY – August 20th, 2012 – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today they have acquired worldwide rights to JOHN DIES AT THE END, a phantasmagoric new sci-fi/horror film directed, produced and written for the screen by auteur and cult legend Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, the Phantasm series). Starring Paul Giamatti (who executive produced with Daniel Carey), Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Doug Jones, the film was also produced by M3 Creative’s Brad Baruh, Andy Meyers and Roman Perez, and based on the bestselling book by David Wong.

Paul Giamatti plays Arnie, a shadowy figure investigating a street drug known as Soy Sauce. Promising an out-of-body experience with each hit, Soy Sauce causes users to drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and Dave (Mayes and Williamson), a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity?  No. No, they can’t. 

JOHN DIES AT THE END premiered as a work in progress at this year’s Sundance film festival, kicking off an impressive festival run that included SXSW and the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, where the final cut of the film will premiere as the closing night film of Midnight Madness. Magnet will release the film this year through its Ultra VOD program, debuting it on all VOD platforms in late December, with a theatrical release to follow in early 2013.

“We are longtime fans of the great Don Coscarelli, and fell in love with this film when it debuted at Sundance,” said Magnolia/Magnet President Eamonn Bowles. “It’s a real head trip—imaginative, wildly funny, and incredibly demented, with all the makings of an underground classic that fans will come back to again and again.”

Coscarelli adds, “It is my great pleasure to be allied with the finest and most entrepreneurial independent film distributor in the terrific team at Magnolia Pictures. They share my passion for the story of Dave and John…Obviously the “Soy Sauce” that kicks the plot into gear has had the same addictive effect on them as it did me. Watch out!”
The deal was negotiated by Magnet/Magnolia Director of Acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg with the filmmakers.

 About Magnet Releasing

Magnet is the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, specializing in films from the vanguard of horror, action, comedy and Asian cinema, and the home of genre classics like Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In, Takeshi Miike’s 13 Assassins, Christopher Smith’s Black Death, Ti West’s The House of the Devil, Andre Ovredal’s Trollhunter, Gareth Edward’s Monsters, Neil Marshall’s sword and sandals bloodbath Centurion, and Tony Jaa’s Ong Bak trilogy to name a few. Recent releases include Michael Dowse’s hockey comedy Goon, Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Panos Cosmatos’ psychedelic head trip Beyond the Black Rainbow, and Ti West’s The Innkeepers. Upcoming releases include horror anthologies V/H/S and The ABCs of Death, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning with Jean Claude Van-Damme and Dolph Lundgren, REC[3]: Genesis, and many more.

The Dead Mile Productions Announces The Dead Mile app for use with select BlackBerry® smartphones and tablets




CALGARY, ALBERTA – (Aug 17, 2012) The Dead Mile Productions has teamed up with psyfiAPPS to create The Dead Mile app, a mobile application designed to immerse moviegoers and zombie enthusiasts in the world of “The Dead Mile”, an independently produced, upcoming zombie, comedy horror movie, set in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Already available for the Apple® iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®, The Dead Mile app is now also available for use with select BlackBerry® smartphones and tablets!

The Dead Mile app will bring the latest News, Facebook posts and YouTube Videos and Trailers about the movie, and Cast and Crew Tweets, in one easy-to-use app for select BlackBerry® smartphones and tablets and is sure to enhance the “Dead Mile” movie experience!

Availability and Pricing
The Dead Mile app is available now, as a free download from the BlackBerry App World™ via this link: http://bit.ly/_Dead_Mile_129145

Application Compatibility
The Dead Mile app is compatible with select BlackBerry® Bold™, Curve™, Pearl™, Storm™, Style™, Torch™ and Tour™ smartphones running the BlackBerry® 5 OS (Device Software) or higher and most BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets.

Technical Support
Technical Support for The Dead Mile app is provided by psyfiAPPS. psyfiAPPS Technical Support may be reached via Twitter: @DeadMileApp or E-Mail (DeadMileApp@psyfiAPPS.com).

What Would You Like To Promote?



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Saturday, August 25, 2012

The "Devil Bat Diary" Takes Flight!



“DEVIL BAT DIARY - The Journal of Johnny Layton” by Peter H. Brothers

Inspired by the famous 1940 film, “Devil Bat Diary” (CreateSpace, ISBN: 9-781461-070924), tells the “true” story of what really happened to the unhappy citizens of Heathville, Illinois, during that terrible prewar summer, as recorded in the long-suppressed journals of Chicago City Register’s principal newspaper correspondent, Jonathan “Johnny” Layton.

The Devil Bats were furiously furry fiends created by a scientific genius who believes himself wrongfully relegated to concocting perfumes and colognes which he despises for wages not worth mentioning.  So, as a means to an embittered end, he manufactures an evil ointment with a scent that so infuriates his giant bats to such an extent they feel compelled to tear the throats out of their unsuspecting victims.

“Devil Bat Diary” tells for the first time the full inside story of what took place in ways not possible to show to Production Code audiences back then; did you know for example that Chief Wilkins loved Layton, or that Mary was a religious lunatic, or that Layton and his partner “One-Shot” McGuire couldn’t stand the sight of each other?

Written to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the film’s release and dedicated to the great Bela Lugosi, “Devil Bat Diary” is an unforgettably entertaining venture into a world filled with chirping Chiropterans, malicious murders, sacred sex and revolting revelations. [Contains adult subject matter]

(Three-time Rondo Award nominee Peter H. Brothers is also the author of “Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men – The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda” and the “Devil Bat Diary” sequel: “Terror In Tinseltown – The Sequel to Devil Bat Diary.”)

Girls and Corpses new Summer issue Music Video "The Mile Die Club"



NEW SUMMER ISSUE MUSIC VIDEO from Girls and Corpses and The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns! The Mile Die Club presents "It's a Good Day To Die": 


Also, check out Girls and Corpses summer issue here: http://girlsandcorpses.com/

And 2012 Calendar now on sale here here: http://girlsandcorpses.com/store/index.html

Lanark Records has been busy making new music with The Rockats, Robert Gordon, Nick Kane, the Lanark Kings, and the Reach Around Rodeo Clowns. They have just launch a new web site (www.lanarkrecords.net) that is filled with picture, videos, and news from these rocking artists.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cockneys vs. Zombies



A bunch of east-enders fight their way out of a zombie-infested London, led by an unlikely gang of amateur banks robbers and foul-mouthed plucky pensioners.


Starring Michelle Ryan, Honor Blackman and Harry Treadaway.  

The undead are brown bread. In cinemas August 31st 2012. 


Indie Horror Actor Bill Oberst Jr To Host Pilot Episode of THE DARK CINEMA



Horror/Thriller/Sci-Fi Anthology TV show, THE DARK CINEMA, featuring short genre films from around the globe, to be hosted by Bill Oberst Jr.

Prolific horror favorite, Bill Oberst Jr (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Dismal, Scary Or Die; as well as the Daytime Emmy-winning Facebook App, Take This Lollipop) is set to host the pilot episode of THE DARK CINEMA, a horror/thriller/sci-fi anthology television series, which will feature the short films of independent filmmakers in bite-sized half-hour segments.

Oberst, who has been dubbed “the new Karloff,” and also unanimously declared “the nicest guy in horror” by nearly every single industry person who comes in contact with him, had this to say about the project: “I can't wait to make like a modern-day Vincent Price. This is the creepy stuff kids dream of. I really love the short film format. It forces a director or writer to have a concise point-of-view. The films in the pilot pack a powerful punch in just a few minutes.”

THE DARK CINEMA was created by producer Cheryl Compton (writer of the upcoming paranormal thriller, Within The Darkness), who after nearly five years of working in mobile content distribution, saw that there was an untapped market for short horror films. “There are so many great short genre films out there. However, after their initial film festivals runs, they often end up fading away on a YouTube or Vimeo page. THE DARK CINEMA will bring these films to a wider television audience, not just the hardcore fans who frequent the film festivals and conventions. Most of these filmmakers made their shorts to showcase their talents, so we're hoping to get more eyes on their product.”

Compton continues, “we are so excited to have Bill on board the project. He will make a great horror host. Not only is he beloved by the horror community, he is is a passionate fan himself. He'll be able to speak about the genre and its history with respect and intelligence.”

Compton and Oberst have also teamed up for EVIL'S TOY, which is a full-length horror feature about a young college woman who becomes obsessed with a Ouija board and unwittingly unleashes a demon through the world of social networking. Compton penned the screenplay and Oberst is attached in the lead as the Demon Gadriel. They are currently seeking investors and production partners.

THE DARK CINEMA is accepting submissions from filmmakers. All horror/thriller/sci-fi sub-genres are welcomed. The producers are especially interested in films that have a possessed toy or evil object theme for the pilot, which will be filmed in early October. At this time, all films must be seven minutes or less and in a broadcast-ready format. Please see their Facebook fanpage for submission details and FAQs.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

World Premiere Of Female Action Filmmaker J.A. Steel’s “Blood Fare” At Dragon*Con 2012



SALT LAKE CITY, UT. – On August 14th, 2012, J.A. Steel, the award winning female writer and director, announces the world premiere of her fourth feature film “Blood Fare” for the Dragon*Con 2012 in Atlanta, GA. As part of the official Dragon*Con 2012 programming the screening is scheduled for Friday, August 31st at 8:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover CDE. A live Q&A with “Blood Fare” star Gil Gerard, internationally recognized for his lead role as Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers in the science fiction movie and television series “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,” and director J.A. Steel will follow the screening.


“Blood Fare” is a Civil War ghost story with a modern twist, by J.A. Steel and Co-Producer Christian K. Koch.  It is the tale of Corporal Henry Trout (S. Edward Meek - “Wild Stallion”), who in 1861 fought valiantly in a forgotten skirmish after the first battle of Bull Run.  150 years later, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood continues on a haunted battlefield.  Tyler (Brandi Lynn Anderson from the upcoming Syfy original series “ZEROS”) and her brother Chad (Adrian West), Henry's fifth generation grandchildren, will challenge the very legend of Charon the Ferryman, as the lines between the living and the dead become blurred.

Gerard plays the character of Professor Meade, mentor to the protagonist Tyler, in “Blood Fare”.  Gerard was recently seen in the Syfy original movie “Ghost Town”.  International action star, Kim Sonderholm, most recently seen in the newly released “Little Big Boy,” appears alongside Gerard as Professor Malick.


In addition to Gerard and Sonderholm, several other amazingly talented actresses and actors have joined the “Blood Fare” cast, including Michelle Wolff (“NCIS”, “Chicago Hope”, “ER”, and “Providence”), Savannah Ostler (“Vengeance”), Bridget McManus (“Wanted”), Scott Beringer (“Ocean’s Eleven” and “21”), Brenden Whitney, Alison Trouse, Thomas J. Post, Antonio Lexerot and April Knight.  Marcus Intheam, Salt Lake City star radio DJ and “The Real L Word Live Lounge” host Natalie M. Garcia add live broadcast talent.


Chris Hanson, one of the most recognized special makeup effects artists of Hollywood, joined the crew of “Blood Fare” as Special Makeup Effects Supervisor.  He demonstrated his unique creativity in “Hellboy”, “Underworld”, “Men in Black”, “Men in Black 2”, “The Green Mile”, “The X-Files”, “The Faculty”, “Spawn” and many other productions. 

Steel rounds out her crew with Director of Photography Michael B. Call (“127 Hours”), Co-Producer Christian M. Koch, who has worked with Steel on her first 3 films, and Executive Producer Jessica M. Bair.

The up-and-coming colorist, Jeff Pantaleo, completed the digital coloring of “Blood Fare” on the newly developed Scratch workflow at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI). 

Mastered by Universal Music Mastering's Grammy winning Erick Labson the first song of the “Blood fare” soundtrack has been released on iTunes: The River Mountain Band with "Lay Down Your Trouble" - Lyrics J.A. Steel - Music J.A. Steel & Caleb S. Gray - Piano Arrangement Amanda Lee Bowman.

“Blood Fare” is a green, sustainable film production, and Eco/Sustainable Production Executive Micheline Birkhead was on set to ensure the project meets green certification requirements.


About J.A. Steel:

Steel is a director, producer, actor, videographer, editor, fight choreographer and stunt person, in addition to writer and composer ... and even a distributor ... a unique woman in Hollywood.

“Blood Fare” is Steel's fourth feature film.  Her action horror shocker “Denizen”, her action supernatural thriller “Salvation”, and her action feature “The Third Society” reflect in many ways Steel's real life hobbies of Muay Thai kickboxing, cave diving, motorcycle riding, firearms and edged weapons.  All three movies are available on Amazon.com.


Steel lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, preferring the peace of the mountains for her screen writing.

About Warrior Entertainment®, Inc.

Warrior Entertainment®, Inc., founded by J.A. Steel in 1993, is a music management and film production company that specializes in bringing A-list action to a B-movie budget.  


Additional information on “Blood Fare”:


Twitter (>140,000 followers) - https://twitter.com/BLOODFAREmovie



Background information on Steel’s career:

Media coverage of “Blood Fare”:

The first review of “Blood Fare”:

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