Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bloody Aliens (2012)



A young man must stay at his nephew's house to sit them while their mom's (hit man) boyfriend is away on a "business trip." While he's away... the Aliens invade! And yes... they're hostile! Now, armed with guns from mom's boyfriend, they must try to stay alive!!!


Directed by Jacob McNeal. Starring Jacob McNeal, Juan Luevanos, Antonio Luevanos... Runtime 22 mins. Salmon Films, LLC.

This gory low budget throwback to films of the 70's 80's and early 90's is packed full of action, blood and crappy acting! WATCH IF YOU DARE!

Get the DVD, which is signed by film maker and star Jacob McNeal, today on Ebay!



Horrifying predictions of your future now available for free!



Horrifying predictions of your future now available for free! Galvanized Studios launches Daily Fearcast Free app for Halloween

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – A prediction of your daily doom is now available in a free version, just in time for Halloween. Daily Fearcast Free is a horoscope app that delivers frightening predictions to its users every day. It is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.

“I love Daily Fearcast because a mind that is fear-warned is fear-armed,” said Richard Sagmiller, a Daily Fearcast user. Now that a free version of the app is available, everyone can be armed and ready for what the fates may have in store.

“If you enjoy a little scare in your life, especially during Halloween, you will love getting your Fearcast every day,” said Jessica Berlin, chief operating officer of Galvanized Studios, the development team behind Daily Fearcast Free. “Our team had fun making this app, and we hope the horror fans out there enjoy the hidden references to well-known horror films, books, and games.”

Your Halloween Fearcast says, “Syringes, razor blades, and poison…oh my! Check those candy wrappers carefully before consuming. You never know what sort of treat that stranger has in store for you.”


Daily Fearcast Free allows you to set your sign and a notification time to receive your Fearcast every day. You can also share your Fearcast on Twitter and via email. The app includes unique artwork for all 12 of the astrological signs that perfectly suits the creepy horror vibe of the app.

For those who want even more Fearcast features, without ads, Daily Fearcast is available on the App Store for only $0.99. With the full version, users can easily swipe through the “Other Fates” to see the fates of your friends and enemies. The full version also includes sharing on Facebook, full-screen artwork, and the ability to see five days of Fearcasts.

The app was made in America by Galvanized Studios, a small business started by a husband and wife team in San Diego, Calif.

To download Daily Fearcast Free from the App Store, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daily-fearcast-free/id540267896?ls=1&mt=8.

Or to purchase the full version of Daily Fearcast from the App Store, go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daily-fearcast/id509969912?ls=1&mt=8.

For more information about Daily Fearcast and Galvanized Studios, visit www.dailyfearcast.com or follow us at www.facebook.com/DailyFearcast, or on Twitter @GalvanizedApps.

An Update from MC Randumb and Jewish Dave



Congratulations to MC Randumb & Jewish Dave whose new song, “Hustle! Fight! Grind! (It’s Time For Pollygrind!)” … was the OFFICIAL Theme Song of the Pollygrind Film Festival! The festival’s creator Chad Clinton Freeman personally asked them to create a song that mixed their sense of humor and love of all things horror with sounds that would fit in with the festival. He gave them a list of names and phrases to include (including previous years’ winners like “Dear God No!” and “The Bunny Game” as well as various legends from the world of genre cinema and the festivals mantra, “Hustle! Fight! Grind!”), and they took care of the rest!

The song can be streamed and downloaded for FREE at their ReverbNation profile at http://www.reverbnation.com/mcrandumbjewishdave  … they just ask fans to sign up for their mailing list for the
download.



And now they're back for more MURDER! They’ve got a lot more murder planned, with some videos in the works and not one but TWO upcoming albums including the sequel to “Songs In The Key Of Murder” 
  
For anyone that hasn’t checked it out yet, “Songs In the Key Of Murder” is available now on iTunes, CDbaby,
Amazon, and pretty much anywhere MP3s can be bought. Steal it and get murdered!!!

JOHN DIES AT THE END official trailer!



Watch the official trailer for Don Coscarelli's (BUBBA HO-TEP) JOHN DIES AT THE END!

(Click "Trailer 2")

Magnet Releasing will release JOHN DIES AT THE END through Magnet On-Demand December 27, 2012 and in theaters January 25, 2013.

Synopsis: 
In JOHN DIES AT THE END, it¹s all about the Soy Sauce, a drug that promises an out-of-body
experience with each hit. Users 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 (Rob Mayes)and David (Chase 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.

Adapted from David Wong¹s audacious trans-genre horror novel, JOHN DIES AT THE END is written and directed by Don Coscarelli (BUBBA HO-TEP) and also stars Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman and Paul Giamatti.

Official website: http://johndies.com
Official Twitter: @MagnetReleasing
For additional info on the film, please visit www.magpictures.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Abomination Magazine



Abomination is a quarterly science fiction and horror publication with an emphasis on dark speculative fiction.  Our goal is to bring you fiction that will burrow into your head and make your skin crawl.  We are dedicated to presenting you with the very best original short stories twisted minds have to offer.


Check out the recently released issue #2! This issue features horror fiction from Carl Wilhoyte, Joshua D. Moyes, Ray T. Woodruff, and more.

Get your copy today at:


After you enjoy issue #2, go back and check out issue #1!


For more information, please visit:


You can also find more on Twitter, and Facebook!

Jack and Diane opens in theaters Friday



JACK AND DIANE opens in theaters Friday, November 2!

Directed by Bradley Rust Gray
Starring Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Cara Seymour, and Kylie Minogue

For a list of theaters, visit:


Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane’s charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack’s tough skinned heart. But when Jack discovers that Diane is moving she pushes her away. Unable to grasp her new feelings, Diane's emotions begin to cause unexplainable violent changes to her body. Through these awkward and insecure feelings, the two girls must struggle to turn their first love into an enduring one.

JACK AND DIANE is now available on VOD/iTunes, and opens in theaters November 2, 2012.

For more info:

Today's DVD Releases!



Here are some of the horror DVD releases for Oct 30: 



Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas with the Dead



The Christmas spirit never dies... Even after people started becoming zombies. Haunted by the memories of Christmases past, and after years of the monotony of loneliness and the grief of losing his family and everyone he knows, Calvin, feeling that he can take it no more... Decides it's Christmas.


Stars Damian Maffei (Closed for the Season), Brad Maule (General Hospital), and Chet Williamson.


Executive Produced by: Joe R. Lansdale
 Directed by: Terrill Lee Lankford
Screenplay by: Keith Lansdale

Get more on Twitter, and Facebook!

Perfect Candidate Special Edition + First 10 minutes of Deadly XMas available now



THE PERFECT CANDIDATE SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING THE FIRST 10 MINUTES OF DEADLY XMAS AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

October 23, 2012 (Northbrook, IL) - With a mere two weeks to go until the nation decides who will lead us for the next four years, Dave Campfield's Fourth Horizon Cinema and Sean Steffen's Bat Country Films come together to bring you "The Perfect Candidate," a new short political satire about two B movie actors (Joe Estevez and Robert Z'Dar) chosen by an unscrupulous would be campaign manager (Ken MacFarlane) to run on their party's ticket for President of the United States.

In the vein of recent TV hits "Extras" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Perfect Candidate" pokes fun at both the American political system, and Hollywood's larger than life personas, including the concept of the career celebrity. Joe Estevez and Robert Z'Dar, known for their roles in a multitude of low budget films dating back the last three decades, play their personas for laughs as down on their luck actors trying to make a buck any way they can when Joe's wild video rant about how messed up the system is goes viral and soon captures the attention of the N.E.W. party.

Screenwriter and creator Joe Randazzo cites the work of contemporary comedians Ricky Gervais and Larry David, as well as Charlie Chaplin, and Laurel & Hardy as his influences. "When I approached Joe Estevez about playing the part, I wanted immediately to go the route of shows like Extras, Life's Too Short, and Curb Your Enthusiam, in which we get celebrities to play themselves in a way that pokes fun at their personas and Hollywood at large, while still keeping the pathos that was so indelibly linked with Chaplin, and the buddy comedy feel of a Laurel & Hardy short, and I felt the 2012 Presidential campaign was the perfect backdrop for this type of parody."

"With the structure of the political system, money and power has more influence than common sense and facts, countries can be bought and sold by corporations, and people can't see the truth even right in front of their own eyes, and the character Jerry Gainer is a perfect representation of the sleazy political advisor that would exploit the loopholes in the system," says co-creator and co-producer Sean Steffen.

The film is directed by Dave Campfield, an established filmmaker with 3 feature length films under his belt, two of which, Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre and Caesar and Otto's Deadly XMas, are parodies of the horror genre. In fact Deadly XMas has had a successful run, recently finishing second place at Elvira's Horror Hunt, the new competition by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Peaches Christ, partnered with Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo. The first ten minutes of that film, which features an all-star cast of B movie legends including Linnea Quigley, Felissa Rose, and Brinke Stevens, are included in the special edition download.

Also rounding out the release is Campfield and Randazzo's previous short "Caesar and Otto meet Dracula's Lawyer,"`featuring Troma honcho and Toxic Avenger creator Lloyd Kaufman as Judge Stoker Browning, who is presiding over the wrongful death case of Steven A. Dracula (Ed Dennehy).

The Special Edition of The Perfect Candidate, along with Dracula's Lawyer and the first 10 minutes of Deadly XMas, is available for only $4.99. 

Visit www.facebook.com/ThePerfectCandidate for more information.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The House that Cried Blood



Here's a sneak peek at the newest Halloween short from Sideshow Pictures and Frank Sabatella (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet, Night of the Pumpkin) The House that Cried Blood follows four young adults, who, through a dare by their leader Lynch (Damian Maffei), venture into "Old Lady Death's" house in search of her rotting corpse. What begins as regular Halloween tomfoolery turns into a night of terror as what awaits them within the walls of The House that Cried Blood... Is an evil none of them could ever fathom in their wildest dreams.



The approach taken in The House that Cried Blood is almost the exact opposite of that in Night of the Pumpkin. Whereas NotP delivers the goods through a tongue-in-cheek, wild retro-splatter ride, THTCB builds the tension and mounting fear through atmosphere, performances, and gen-yoo-ine thrills.


Stars: Damian Maffei (Christmas with the Dead, Closed for the Season) Andrea Boehlke (Survivor: Redemption Island) Ray Zupp, Ashlee Mundy


Directed by: Frank Sabatella (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet)
 

F/X handled by Emmy Nominated Jermy Selenfriend (Boardwalk Empire, Blood Night, Men in Black 3) and Monster in my Closet fx From Slideshow Pictures


I was told this will be one “badass” film! However, they need a little help from you to make it happen so please click the pic and support this project today!


Acort International Acquires "NEW ORDER" starring FRANCO NERO For Worldwide Distribution



Acort International, one of the top distributors of independent films in the global marketplace, has recently the acquired sci-fi/thriller “NEW ORDER” for world-wide distribution. Distribution plans are currently in consideration which will include a North American DVD release and cable/satellite/internet VOD run, a limited theatrical as well as being showcased at this year’s 2012 AFM. All worldwide rights will be available. Interested parties should inquire with Acort International's director of sales, Maureen van Mourik, at MaureenV@AcortInternational.com.


About The Film:
NEW ORDER” takes place in 2033, three years after a worldwide viral outbreak which wipes out 90% of the population, and follows a small group of survivors who have banded together and find shelter in a country house inhabited by Dr. Cornelius, a professor working on a cure. But when these survivors soon turn into test subjects in order to find a vaccine, side effects become present and some of the group start to develop extraordinary neurological activity giving them paranormal powers, but with fatal consequences. The film is shot in two vantage points, via the subjective and a video diary which documents the group’s progress.


“New Order” was filmed entirely in a studio outside Milan, Italy during the summer of 2011. Up and coming writer/director Marco Rosson completed the screenplay and immediately reached out to legendary actor Franco Nero (Die Hard 2, Django Unchained, Cars 2) knowing that the roll of Dr. Cornelius was scripted with him in mind. After some discussions Nero agreed to the project and filming commenced. Shot in 25 days with post-production just completed in January 2012, the film was given a world premiere in February at the Los Angles Italian Film Festival where it was met with critical acclaim. The film is in consideration at a number of films festivals for 2012.


About Acort International:
As a full service independent distributor, Las Vegas, Nevada and Scottsdale, Arizona-based Acort International distributes feature films to the international marketplace. Acort International and their associates release 50-60 films a year into a variety of domestic and international outlets including theatrical, DVD, VOD, broadcast, internet and mobile. For more information, please visit AcortInternational.com, NocturnalFeature.com and MidnightReleasing.com.

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! 

If you would like to further discuss a promotion, please feel free to contact me at: 
Facebook: PromoteHorror.com  
Twitter: @PromoteHorror

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Holiday of the Dead



An experimental vaccine has apocalyptic side- effects as it releases a zombie horde onto the small rural town of Holiday Falls. Amid the chaos, a group of vacationing friends, an oddball camp supervisor, ass-kicking female sheriff, and a betrayed mercenary make a ragtag group of survivors trying desperately to fight off the flesh-hungry monster and escape this once- peaceful little town with their lives. Welcome to the weekend… from hell…


Stars: Becky Carolan, Mark Capone, Cassandra Dailey, Tiffany Shepis, Mark Zurek, and Lorelei Sand


Directed and written by: Mark Berryman and Michael Shands


Premieres today at the Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, PA

For more information, please visit: 


You can also find more on Twitter, and Facebook!

The Green Marker Scare



This Halloween brings a third feature from Graham Jones whom VARIETY calls “a very talented director”.

THE GREEN MARKER SCARE is an Irish horror movie animated by children that contains virtually no sex or violence but which according to Jones may be even scarier as a result.

"Explicit or effects-driven stuff has never interested me as a filmmaker," Jones says. "It’s always been my sense that what you don't show is more powerful. I'd wager THE GREEN MARKER SCARE is more disturbing than any big-budget American horror this year because not only does it deal with people who prey on children but was actually animated by a group of children. It has a terrible authenticity.”

A father of three himself, Jones ensured that he was ethical in the making of the film and has a history of dealing provocatively with challenging issues like suicide, nomadic communities and schizophrenia in his movies and books. He also favours female protagonists. The main character in THE GREEN MARKER SCARE is an Irish girl-sleuth called Noreen who discovers that something very sinister is taking place in her small country town.

"We decided to start with the old mold of the girl-detective," Jones says. "But instead of giving her harmless art burglars to deal with, throw her the worst thing imaginable and watch her mind grapple with it. The penny still hasn’t dropped about Ritual Abuse in the 21st century and that made it interesting for a na├»ve cartoon character to stumble across.”

Jones' new film is also unusual in terms of distribution which is testament to how much the media landscape has changed since he began making films. His debut HOW TO CHEAT IN THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE went on general release in cinemas all over Ireland, his second movie FUDGE 44 offended Japan on DVD and now his third THE GREEN MARKER SCARE is premiering online until the end of November:

THE BAY- Beware of the isopod (All New Photos)



View newly released photos of the isopod* on Dread Central!

ISOPODS ARE 100% REAL
Learn more about the isopod: http://www.tongue-eating-isopod.com/


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

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-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 Attraction

Friday, October 26, 2012

House Call is now available online!



Janice does the unthinkable in order to start a new life with her new boyfriend. However, strange things begin to happen on the night of their one year anniversary.


This HALLOWEEN there will be an ONLINE SCREENING of HOUSE CALL. From Friday October 26th, 8pm CST to midnight, Thursday November 1st.


The film will be available online to the public. This will be the first online screening of many before it will eventually remain online to the public for good. 


The film will be available online to the public through HOUSE CALL's Facebook fan page, Vimeo, and Youtube.

Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend Begins Today!



Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend kicks off today and runs through Sunday at The Hilton Orlando.


This is your chance to meet horror celebrities such as...
Robert Englund, Rose McGowan, Tyler Mane, John Kassir, Kane Hodder, Sid Haig, Chris Sarandon, Bill Moseley, Ken Foree, R.L. Stine, and many more!

There will also be several cast reunions…




Everything kicks off with...


A full schedule of events follows, including…

A Ghost Hunters International Q & A, a Zombie Survival Panel, a Devil’s Rejects Panel, a Vampires discussion, Cannibal Holocaust Panel, a Writing Horror 101 discussion, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 Panel, and much more!

There are also many special events, such as... 






There will be an exhibition room where you can find all kinds of awesome horror merchandise. And don’t forget there will be opportunities to get autographs, and pictures with many of the celebrities.

This is just a small taste of what the convention is all about. For complete details, please visit: 

The Freak Show Horror Film Festival Kicks Off Today!



30 Independent Horror Films will be screened over 3 days!
Films from countries like New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, China, Canada, and the US!
From dark, brutal dramas to funny comedies!

Several premieres including…

World Premiere:


US Premiere:


East Coast Premiere:


Other titles include:
The Keeper
LoverBoy
Deviling
Motion Sickness
Creepy Crawly
Silence
Evil Things
Dead Walk the Earth
Nightmare Factory

Click here for the full schedule!

The festival will conclude with its Gala awards ceremony, where Robert Englund will receive the Lifetime Achievement “FREAKY” Award on Sunday October 28th at 5:00pm

For complete details about the festival and how you can attend it, please visit: 

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