Sunday, September 30, 2012

Reasons to attend Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend!



Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should attend Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend 2012…












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The FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival



The FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival recently announced it’s 2012 Official Selections of Screening films. They will be showing 30 independent horror films over the course of the three-day festival. Here is a quick look at just a few of the films:



After being left at the altar 5 years ago, ex-beauty queen Farrah Adjani has receded into her own world. She lives at home in an apartment shared by her mother and aunt, and rarely comes out of her room. She spends her time flipping through the 24-hour news cycle and feeding her obsession with Jackson Miles, a recently convicted serial killer. Everything changes when her overbearing drunk of a mother returns home from her date, flashes a ring, and announces ‘Mommy’s getting married!’ Thrown into a tailspin, Farrah makes a drastic move to get noticed by Jackson Miles. She wants to learn everything Jackson knows about murder. Farrah never could be the perfect daughter, but can she be the perfect killer? On her mother’s wedding day, she’s planning to find out…


Halloween night.

There’s a feeling of the eighties in the air as three friends make their way to a costume party, only to encounter a posse of insane killer clowns that leave their friends slaughtered at the party house and a thirst for revenge sweeter than any candy apple can offer! Following the clowns back to the asylum, the friends soon find themselves lost in a funhouse maze full of surprises, bodies, crazy patients and screams, as the blood, guts and giggles come from all angles, and the fight for revenge, becomes a fight for survival…

From the makers of the award winning BATTLE OF THE BONE; THE KNACKERY and THE LAST LIGHT.


A documentary film crew follows old-school paranormal investigator, Eddie Brewer, as he becomes involved in two disturbing and baffling cases. A little girl is believed to be possessed by a malevolent entity; and weird and disquieting noises have been heard in the cellar of a rundown Eighteenth Century mansion now used by the local council. Brewer must not only contend with sceptics and rivals in his own field who try to undermine his investigations, but he is dogged by personal guilt over the death of his wife. Facing the greatest challenge of his life, he confronts the source of these paranormal manifestations during an all night vigil at the old house. What begins as a mocking expose of Eddie’s life, becomes a terrifying battle between reason and the paranormal.


From writer/director Joe Martinez comes the Asian inspired horror film “I SEE YOU.” Starring Celina Jade (The Man with the Iron Fists) as the young and beautiful Melissa, whose typical office day in Hong Kong spirals into madness at the hands of a dark and vengeful wraith…


In the racially charged South of the 1960′s, the black population of a small town is blamed for the spread of a virulent plague. Bobby, a white mechanic, is racing through the countryside with his wife Carolyne. She was bitten by one of those infected, and is fading fast. Awakening in a wrecked car with Carolyne missing, Bobby follows a trail of blood down the road towards a fateful encounter and an unthinkable choice. Little does he know, that the fate of the infected mother of his child will fall into his hands.


The dead have risen and want your brains! Or do they? This hard-hitting mockumentary chronicles a group of zombies during a world-wide infestation. Tremble with fear and laughter as you are taken along an exclusive journey into the unknown and undead. It’s zombies like you’ve never seen them before…articulate.

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What Would You Like To Promote?



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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Revenant



Paul Anderson (Stephen Twardokus) and his girlfriend Stella (Liesel Kopp) move into a house that is well known for being haunted. Paul, a struggling writer plans to write his first novel about his experiences with the paranormal. What starts out as a fun and exciting adventure, soon takes a very dangerous turn. They quickly realize some things are better left alone, and what you can’t see, can hurt you.


Directed by Derek Cole

Starring: Stephen Twardokus, Liesel Kopp, Jon Gale, Cain Clifton, and Wendy Haines


It's playing at 3 Festivals thus far: Shriekfest, Buffalo Screams and The Living Dead Fest. Hopefully there will be more festivals added soon!


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THE BAY- All New Clip!



Watch a new clip from THE BAY directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson!


Going to New York Comic-Con? Come check out THE BAY's panel on Saturday 2:15pm at the IGN Theater 

THE BAY was selected first runner-up  BlackBerry People's Choice Midnight Madness Award Toronto Film Festival 2012

Synopsis:
Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told - until now.

From Oscar(r)-winning* director Barry Levinson and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes this nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak.

Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours though people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams, and  whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge.


In theaters and available on VOD November 2, 2012 from Roadside Attractions 

Storage 24


Storage 24 Released on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital Download on 29 October 2012

Starring Noel Clarke, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Colin O’Donoghue and Laura Haddock

“Superior British horror sci-fi” – Empire

4 Stars – The Guardian


From NOEL CLARKE, the creator of Kidulthood and Adulthood, Universal Pictures (UK) brings you an exciting sci-fi horror thriller packed with tense action and real edge of your seat scares, asSTORAGE 24 is unleashed this Halloween on DVD, Blu-ray and available to download from 29 October 2012.

With stunning special effects, STORAGE 24 leads you down a twisted and truly claustrophobic path where a domestic dispute turns bloodier by the minute. A sci-fi thriller where the extraordinary invades the everyday, STORAGE 24’s action is out of this world. 

With over 90 minutes of explosive bonus content, STORAGE 24 also includes special features comprising of On Set featurettes, Creature Development featurette, Video Blogs with the entire lead cast and a Day in the Life of Noel Clarke.

Don’t miss your chance to see the ultimate sci-fi suspense thriller as STORAGE 24 is released on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download on 29 October 2012 fromUniversal Pictures (UK).

Friday, September 28, 2012

Beware



Made for under 100k
Featured in festivals all over the country since 2011
Won 6 best feature awards at these festivals
Recently had a network premier on Showtime ShoBeyond

Check out the exciting trailer for “Beware”


In this gritty gore-fest, five college kids out for some thrills stumble into an urban-legend nightmare when they roam into the realm of Shane -- a boy twisted by torture into a bloodthirsty madman said to stalk the woods in search of new victims.

And now for the best part… it’s available for download!



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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Red Junction


He’d found the other men on a sticky June morning outside Independence’s pharmaceutical enclave. Sam imagined the work of necromancers and alchemists went on behind their doors. The wagon was loaded with four chests, all locked heavily with iron. The locks were filled with wax, and the keys were in another wagon which had already gone a month earlier to Red Junction. There were short and long firearms provided for each man, and ample ammunition for defense and hunting. Blankets, cookware and an ax–all provided. Sam brought on his person the long, bone-handled filleting knife his uncle had gifted him upon passing. He had a change of clothes and both his eyes.

The other men were of motley stock: Geoff Sindenburg, an enforcer of some infamy around town, for his method of removing rowdies from establishments of his employ. His persuasion was said to be sold with the heavy end of a sledge, and the repeat trespasser reported to exit the saloon with a crack in their head rivaling that of their ass.

There was also Truman Oliver, former rifleman of the Queen, aim unparalleled and a well known pederast. In New York he’d absconded with the son of an upholsterer and had these days taken the name of his own deceased brother, Adam Oliver, to avoid further entanglement. In the company of grown men, he was a valuable asset.

Finally, they were joined by a half-breed of Westman’s called Tom. He wore a pin-striped jacket over a beaded shirt. A ragged, dust-spewing top-hat capping sleek, long, pitch-black hair that went to the middle of his back. Feathers on his cuffs. He spoke English fluently, as well as several heathen tongues including Spanish, but he communicated for the most part in snarling grunts. Part specter, the man never slept save for brief naps with his eyes open and his hand white-knuckled on his tomahawk.... continued at: Excerpts from Red Junction

So what was that all about? That is only part of an excerpt from ‘Red Junction.’ Check out the video to find out what this story is about:



Sounds like a great story, but it might not get told without your help. Please click the pic and support this project!



There are plenty of great perks for making a pledge. Here are just a few:

-A physical copy of the book
-A pre-order of the e-book and have your name immortalized on an acknowledgment page
-Will name a character with a speaking role after you or a real-life acquaintance of your choosing

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Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival



JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO BACK TO ORANGE COUNTY!

The “EVERYBODY DIES” Horror Film Festival Returns For Their Second Year.

(Brea, CA.) This Halloween, one of the scariest places in the world is getting even scarier:  The “Everybody Dies” Horror Film Festival is coming back to Orange County, California!  Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, the best independent horror short and feature films will be screened at the Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas in Brea, California.  This year, the festival will showcase more psycho-slashers, killer mutant chickens and a gore-soaked musical starring Tim Burton as an 18th century vampire hunter!  The weekend will be presided over by the festival’s super-sexy, blood-thirsty mistress of ceremony:  Machete Betty.

The complete list of films and schedule can be found at www.EverybodyDiesFilmFest.com.  Here's a sample:

SURVIVOR TYPE.  A disgraced surgeon stranded on a deserted island with no food and only a handful of supplies must go to great lengths to stay alive for rescue that may never come. Based on the short story by Stephen King.

IT’S IN THE BLOOD.  Genre legend Lance Henriksen stars in the story of a father and son who become stranded in the wild.  They must confront the horrors of their past to escape with their lives.

MURGI KENO MUTANT (THE ATTACK OF THE KILLER MUTANT CHICKENS).  In the near future, Bangladesh is terrorized by killer mutant chickens.  A team of kung fu fighting chefs must battle in order to keep chicken on the menu.  But one chicken sets its sights on revenge.  It’s time for the ultimate poultry showdown.

DESERT ROAD KILL.  One in seven hitchhikers is potentially dangerous. A family on their way home from an outing pick up a hitchhiker with surprising results.

VAMPIRES KISS & BLOOD INSIDE.  An outbreak of female Vampires threatens an English village in 1882.  Can Tim Burton help destroy these blood sucking seductresses in time?

Tickets are now available at www.EverybodyDiesFilmFest.com 

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


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










Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Meta/Stasis



The crash landing of a military vessel on a distant planet leaves only three survivors. The wreckage is barely able to provide shelter and the distress signal is weak, but there is still hope for rescue.

Until the situation begins to… evolve…

Soon, the crew realizes that the true terror does not lie outside the ship but within.


Director/Producer: Bryan Enk
Writer/Producer: Jessi Gotta


Stars:
Micah Rowan: Jessi Gotta
Jacob Huth: Nat Cassidy
Adam Cole: Rasheed Hinds
Hendrik Sassamen: Patrick Shearer
Christopher Melanki: Britt Lafield
JoAnne Moyer: Shaun Bennet Wilson
Captain: Robert Honeywell


We all want to find out if the crew is able to survive the terror, 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. Here are just a few:

-A piece of concept art used for the film.
-A publicity photo signed by the cast.
-A special thanks in the closing credits.

-A signed DVD of our zombie short, ANNIVERSARY DINNER


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Dark Corners - Twelve Tales of Terror by Michael Bray



What lurks within the darkness? What crawls outside of our perception? What happens when the world as we know it stops making sense? When reality isn't what it seems, and the rules no longer apply...

A collection of twelve interlinked short stories, DARK CORNERS plots the darkest reaches of the human psyche.

As of September 21st, DARK CORNERS will be available for purchase via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other such sites, in both eBook and paper editions.

Paperback Edition, $14.95
226 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-0615696423
ISBN-10: 0615696422
eBook, $7.95

Available in the United States, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.


Visit: http://darkhallpress.com/dark_corners for details.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Bray has been writing horror fiction for over fifteen years, honing a unique and accessible style. He is also a musician and a father, and resides in his home city of Leeds, England with his wife Vikki and daughter Abi.
  
ABOUT DARK HALL PRESS:

Dark Hall seeks to promote a diverse body of quality works, advancing the tradition of Horror storytelling as well as providing exposure for up-and-coming writers.

Our list includes works of supernatural and non-supernatural horror, as well as cross-genre pollinations (sci-fi/horror, fantasy/horror, noir/horror, etc.) and experimental works.

All Dark Hall titles are published in simultaneous eBook and paper editions, with distribution of the latter via Ingram.

Creature Double Feature Round Up 3



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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Haunted House Tour



Haunted House Tour

Running from mid-September to mid-October

Promoting ghost novellas
Blind by V.R.Christensen
and
Ungentle Sleep by B.lloyd



Arthur Tremonton was born blind. A reclusive gentleman, he resents the efforts of the local charity Sisters who try to help him. Miss Rebecca Adair, the most persistent of these ‘Sisters’, insists that Mr. Tremonton should have a companion to help him, but when that companion shows up, similarly afflicted and bearing a remarkable resemblance to Mr. Tremonton, questions arise regarding his family's history, as well as Rebecca’s true motives. A girl with a peculiar gift, she seems certain that Tremonton can benefit by her assistance. But such assistance will require faith, sacrifice and a change of heart to have any lasting effect. Is Tremonton capable of these? Or will Rebecca find her efforts wasted? Perhaps her intentions are not to change Mr. Tremonton at all, but to help someone else more worthy.

Available at: Amazon


When Aubrey Marchant's engagement to Eleanor Maydew was announced to his friends, he received mixed blessings.
‘The Maydews are a bohemian lot – not many servants, even before the War.’
‘Keen on brown bread and vegetables – don't expect too much in the way of creature comforts.’
‘Brave chap, I am sure you'll find the country air bracing.’
‘And Eleanor comes of good stock, too. Never mind the burst water pipes.’
Aubrey managed to shrug off most of these under a jocular guise. One of his closest friends however, let slip something that would come back to him later.
‘I wouldn't mind the rest of it – only I believe it may be a House of Spirits. Hope you can sleep all right at nights.’
Aubrey laughed at the time. ”

A crowded house party – with more guests on the way. Despite instructions to the contrary, the older part of the house is opened up . . .and something is inadvertently let out, to wreak mild havoc and insanity on the Maydews and their guests. That nasty incident involving Eleanor, followed by unpleasantness over Penny’s dress, and what is it Aubrey can hear, on the outer edge of his dreams?
Hysteria, missed cocktails, and something nasty in the attic.
Snrrip, snrrip. Snip, snap.

Even the rats run away.

Available at: Amazon


Follow the tour through these sites:

25th September:
http://janieraeldridge.blogspot.com  - Author Interview

26th September:
 http://drennanspitzer.com/Review, Guest Post (The Skene Manor in Whitehall, NY, allegedly the inspiration for Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.)

27th September:
http://1morepageplease.wordpress.comReview & Author Interview

28th September:
 29th September:
 http://le-grande-codex.blogspot.com - Guest Post & Giveaway

Part Two of the Haunted House Tour will be from early to mid-October, and will include visits to DarkMediaCity plus Giveaways, a Spotlight on 4th October at http://passionforpages.blogspot.com and another tour with Ungentle Sleep on www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com

Hate Crime Official Trailer Drops

After many reviews and many interviews about the film, the official Trailer for James Cullen Bressack's new film HATE CRIME has just released! This is the second feature film by James, his first being the amazon horror best seller MY PURE JOY which was released last year. The film has just begun our festival submissions and have already won Best Picture and Best Director at the Underground Monster Carnival Festival in OKLAHOMA. We are also an Official Selection in Grimmfest 2012 in Manchester, U.K. along with the POLLYGRIND film festival in LAS VEGAS and the LATE NIGHT HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in CALIFORNIA. There are some opportunities to see it before it is officially released! Although we are worried about the fact that the BBFC is reviewing the film right now. We are hoping for more festivals in the future!



Here is the official SYNOPSIS:

"A family, just arrived in a new neighbourhood, are recording their youngest son's birthday celebrations on video when their home is suddenly invaded by a bunch of crystal-meth-crazed lunatics... '

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Today's DVD Releases!



Here are some of the horror DVD releases for Sept. 25:







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