Thursday, October 31, 2013

"M" is for Maleficent

Once upon a time, there was a family who were real close until tragedy struck. Things were great until something dark had entered and their lives would never be the same again. Can the Ouija Board be cursed or had it been another item in the families possession...-"M is for Maleficent"

Starring: Kristine Knowlton as Carrie/Erica
Sarah Walker as Young Carrie/Ghost Girl
Brett Walker as Sam
Michael Sweeney as Derek

Written & Directed By: Kristine Knowlton


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Did you have nightmares about clowns when you were a child? Do you still have nightmares? ALL YOU CAN EAT will confirm your fear."

"In a small town lives an ordinary clown with extraordinary secrets."


For more information, follow actor and director Tommy Groth on Twitter!

THE LAST DAYS ON MARS - Comikaze Expo Panel with Ruairi Robinson - This Friday Nov 1st!


THE LAST DAYS ON MARS will be at The Comikaze Expo this Friday, November 1, 2013!

Director Ruairi Robinson will discuss his new film during the panel presentation, moderated by Den of Geek and Blastr's Don Kaye!

What: The Comikaze Expo Panel for THE LAST DAYS ON MARS with Director Ruairi Robinson and moderated by Den of Geek and Blastr's Don Kaye

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 304ABC

When: Friday, November 1, 2013 at 3:00PM

To watch the trailer, please visit:

For more information on the Comikaze Expo and to purchase tickets, please visit:

THE LAST DAYS ON MARS will be on iTunes/On Demand October 31, 2013 and in theaters December 6, 2013

Directed by Ruairi Robinson
Starring Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Goran Kostic and Tom Cullen

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not yet dead. As the group begins to fall apart it seems their only hope is the imminent arrival of the relief ship Aurora. Directed by Ruairi Robinson, starring Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai, Elias Koteas, Olivia Williams, Johnny Harris, Goran Kostic and Tom Cullen.
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ABCs of Death 2 Entries

Here are a few more ABCs of Death 2 entries for you to check out.

Enjoy and don’t forget to vote…


A young live a terrifying experience in deep forest, where the bloody reality exceeds your worst nightmares.

M is for Metamorphose is a short film that will be eligible to belong to the sequel ABCs of Death 2.

Behind INSIDE FX FX is the company, led by David Ambit and Lucia Salanueva. You will know them to be in charge of doing all the saga's FX [REC] among other major productions fantastic panorama Spanish.

This macabre story centers on Martha Molero and Arturo de la Torre and which will most bloody and macabre works of Sergio Morcillo to date, and that team's own words, is a tribute to the best French films that have passed gender for recent years.

Are you ready for the bloodbath?


Don’t forget to vote for this short film if you like it!!!

Young, High and Dead available on VOD this Halloween

The British Horror/Slasher film is now available worldwide through Vimeo On Demand to rent or download this Halloween. The film can be rented for 30 days for just $5.50 or you can download a copy for $9.99.

To celebrate a recent engagement a group of five friends embark on a camping trip they will never return from. Deep in the forest the group pitch next to the grave of a local missing child. As the killer watches them it’s not long before a night of drink and drugs turns into a waking nightmare. When the group awake in the early hours, they find themselves shackled and chained to trees, will the group stick and work together in order to exit the situation and the forest alive? Or will the killer leave them all Young, High and Dead?

More information can be found on via the films website which is

Papa Sangre II, Horror Game, Arrives to Shake up Halloween Celebrations

Award winning audio-game returns in a bone-chilling sequel, featuring Sean Bean as lead narrator

Marseille, France and London, UK – October 31 2013  Playground Publishing and Somethin’ Else today announced the arrival of Papa Sangre II, an innovative audio only game available now on the App Store for iPad and iPhone. Papa Sangre II is the follow up to the critically acclaimed and award winning Papa Sangre game from 2010 and is the third audio only game release from Somethin’ Else.

Papa Sangre II is a horror game that takes as its starting point a macabre concept: your own death. The player’s goal is to return to the land of the living by exploring an immersive story-world, collecting memories of dead souls to get back to the other side. Contrary to traditional games, Papa Sangre II has no visuals: the gameplay takes place in audio only and makes use of the most immersive technology available: the player’s own imagination. In effect, Papa Sangre II is a video game with no video! Throughout the game, players are guided in the underworld by the omniscient narrator Sean Bean, famous for his roles in Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. A trailer for Papa Sangre II is available at

Papa Sangre II is a game tailor-made for anyone looking for a premium and compellingly different experience. It is developed on top of a proprietary audio engine: a 3D binaural engine capable of generating true 3D sound from mono recordings. The spatial audio encompasses all 360 degrees of rotation, allowing sound to be positioned all around the listener’s head, including behind. Papa Sangre II features over 1,600 individually processed sounds, making it one of the most ambitious products developed by Somethin’ Else, the BAFTA award-winning studio.

“We're incredibly proud of Papa Sangre II. Our ambition was to create the best audio game ever — a game that transports people who play it in a way that graphics can't.” commented Paul Bennun, Chief Creative Officer of Somethin Else. “We think we may have done it. Everything came together in this game: Sean Bean's amazing performance, the Ringham's beautiful sound design, the capabilities of our totally re-written engine and play that comes out of everything we've learned over the last few years. We can't wait to hear what people think of it!”

Discussing his involvement in the production of Papa Sangre II, Sean Bean stated in an interview with The Verge: "It appealed to me because it seemed unique, something different from the regular games out there. Rather more surreal."

“It’s like a breath of fresh air.” said Wilhelm Taht, Chief Operating Officer of Playground Publishing and continued “Papa Sangre II brings exactly what many players are looking for currently: a truly innovative, high quality experience, different than you have ever experienced before. We are honoured to play our part in creating a success story out of Papa Sangre II.“

Papa Sangre II is available now on But be careful, the game is powered by players’ own fear and might cause nightmares.

What day is it?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tales of Light & Dark

Covering multiple genres, Tales of Light & Dark is a new anthology web series by Light & Dark Productions that will explore the light and dark side of humanity.

Episode 1: Lolli Girl - The misadventures of a young British woman whose only want in life is to find a friend.

Episode 2: Open Call - For years, Mary David has yearned to escape the dreary boredom of being a housewife. Now Mary is about to get the opportunity of her life.

Episode 3: Truth, Justice and the American Way - Father Peter's faith and morality is put to the test after the tragic death of a young woman.

Episode 4: GeoKilling - A group of friends go geocaching and find an unusual surprise waiting for them at the end of their quest.

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Twitter Takeover

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The Oyster Murders - Oh Shadow a Dark Crow Grow

The Oyster Murders' name often raises curious looks from those hearing it for the first time, until they realize it derives from Lewis Carroll’s classic novella Through the Looking Glass. The band enjoys this esoteric approach to popular culture, sometimes weaving subtle references into their lyrics. The backdrop for this lyrical collage is a 90’s inspired sound punctuated by dreamy pop moments, reverbed guitars, inventive synths and, at times, densely layered instrumentation. After a busy 2012 with live performances in New York and the release of their debut album, The Oyster Murders have just finished recording a new EP, Mourning Birds.

Enjoy one of their latest videos...

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Nightmare Factory Halloween Contest

To celebrate our All Hallow’s Evil marathon and the premiere of the EPIX Original Documentary, Nightmare Factory, we’re hosting a Halloween Contest!  Fans can enter by submitting a photo of their best Halloween look (make-up and / or costume) to EPIX via Twitter or Facebook.  We’ll be selecting the top two looks as winners.  The best part?  The prize of course.  Winners will get a custom bust designed by SFX masters Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero of KNB EFX, and stars of Nightmare Factory! 

Those interested in entering should follow EPIX on Facebook and Twitter for full details and official contest rules:

The fabulous SFX doc Nightmare Factory fittingly premieres on October 30th at 8pm ET to kick off our 2-day All Hallow's Evil (#HallowsEvil) marathon.  Nightmare Factory gives fans an exclusive look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the studio that is paving the way, KNB EFX.  Featuring Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Elijah Wood, George A. Romero and many others, the documentary gives fans an inside tour of the studio, a look at how they created the special effects for some of Hollywood's biggest films… you might even pick up a few DIY effects you can recreate along the way.

Watch "Nightmare Factory" online here:
Don't have EPIX? Readers can get a free trial here:

Announcing a new High School Horror Novel by Bob Gale, co-creator of Back to the Future

Los Angeles, Calif. (October 23, 2013) — Retribution High, a new novel by Bob Gale, is now available exclusively in Amazon's Kindle Store for $3.99, and from the Kindle Lending Library. A print version will be available soon.

Retribution High is a dark, twisted, horrific tale of high school bullying, subtitled “A Short Violent Novel of Bullying, Revenge, and the Hell known as High School.”

16-year-old best friends Mitch Simon and Jordy Hubbard are two of the smallest kids in their suburban high school. All they want to do is hang together, mind their own business and survive their junior year. But their size, their lowly status, and their rumored sexual orientation makes them the targets of “The Syndicate,” a group of rich, arrogant kids who take pleasure in relentlessly bullying, tormenting and humiliating them, directly and on the internet. Desperate and powerless, with no one to turn to, Mitch and Jordy fervently pray to heaven for help during a very intense lightning storm. Amazingly, it soon arrives in the form of James Batt, a seemingly clueless kid who immediately becomes the primary focus of The Syndicate. But “J.B.” isn't exactly what he seems, and before long, the boys – and everyone else at school – are wondering: just who is this new kid, where is he from, and what's his agenda?

As J.B. says, “Sometimes God answers prayers, and sometimes the devil does.”

“If you combine the Friday the 13th movies with High Plains Drifter and set it in a contemporary high school, you get Retribution High, says Gale. Some people really like it, and some people are very disturbed by it, so it's clearly touching a nerve. I wish I could say that it offers some sort of solution to the plague of bullying, but it absolutely does not. It's a dark, violent retribution fantasy with some black humor and religious overtones, and that's all it is.”

Retribution High is available in two versions, Standard (green) and Explicit (red). Although the overall story and content in each is the same, the Standard Version contains none of the 68 words or expressions banned on network television, and the sexual situations are toned down. As a movie, it would probably be rated PG-13. The Explicit Version is exactly that – full of explicit profanity, and also containing a scene that is not for the squeamish. As a movie, it would be rated R or X.

“There are a lot of readers who don't like to see certain things in print,” says Gale, “so with today's technology, it's easy to provide alternate versions to accommodate different audiences. There are explicit and radio versions of some hip hop music, and there are R-rated and G-rated movie trailers for the same movie, but I don't think that this has ever been done with a new book before. Who knows, this may start something. Still, neither version is politically correct, and it's definitely not family entertainment. I suggest you use Amazon's Look Inside feature to read the first two chapters of each version, and that should give you an idea.”

For further information, visit the website at, like the Facebook page (, or follow on Twitter (

About the Author

Bob Gale is an Oscar-nominated Screenwriter-Producer-Director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, where he attended public high school; he then moved to Los Angeles to major in Cinema at the University of Southern California. He has written or co-written over 30 screenplays. His other film credits include 1941, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Used Cars, and Interstate 60, which he directed. His darker side is clearly seen in the 1992 movie Trespass, which he co-authored, and in his episode of Tales From The Crypt entitled “House of Horror,” which he wrote and directed. Gale has also written comic books, most notably issues Spider-Man, Batman and Daredevil.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SHADOW BOUND Silent Horror Web Series goes live on Halloween

ARCANE PRODUCTIONS Launches Its First Web Series, SHADOW BOUND On Halloween Night!

Welcome to the town of Veritas; an old place with a long memory.  A place of shadows and hidden terrors long forgotten by the modern world of the 1930s. But as famed horror writer, Jack Pickman, soon discovers, some things in the shadows are best left forgotten.

SHADOW BOUND is a five episode black-and-white silent horror web series. The series follows famed horror writer, Jack Pickman, as he returns to his childhood home after the mysterious death of his estranged father. Jack finds his brother institutionalized in an asylum and later discovers evidence insisting that his father’s last case was the cause of his untimely death. Jack sets out with his two childhood friends to uncover the truth of the disturbing happenings in Veritas. However, as their investigation unfolds, Jack finds himself in a desperate race to save the world from an ancient evil emerging from the shadows.

Arcane Productions aims to create a unique and original horror experience with SHADOW BOUND Silent Horror Web Series.  Shadow Bound is a black-and-white silent horror serial with homages to the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the original 1920s silent film masterpieces; however, it is not a strict recreation of that style. By using HD video technology, guerilla filmmaking techniques, and a mixture of practical and computer generated effects, they have created a truly terrifying and visceral tale for the modern audience.

SHADOW BOUND premieres October 31st, at 11:59pm.  Episode One: Obscura Initia will go live on  

You can also visit the official Shadow Bound Facebook page for more information:


Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs - 'Cut Off Your Head'

How does one describe the three-headed party monster that is Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs? With sonic and artistic nods to 70's glitter rock coupled with a snotty punk rawness, Scary Cherry's debut LP GIRL is an assured, addled, four-on-the-floor joyride. Composed of Scary Cherry (Lead Vox), Tony Coke (Lead Guitar), and Minx the Jinx (Guitar, Bass, Keys), Scary Cherry combines riot grrrl ethos with the pop smarts of The Runaways for a sound that salutes the past while paving its own hard rock path.

This Freshest Hell

"When I read the first few pages I knew I could settle seriously into an entertaining read. The characters are strong and the portrayal of life in the eyes of two rebellious girls is spot on. Both characters push the boundaries throughout so there is never a dull moment, punchy, gutsy, though provoking with some brilliant insights all topped off with an unexpected twist. Loved it."

"Whew! Natasha's book captured me in the first few pages, fast paced, edgy dialogue with characters I really related to.
I needed to know more, and couldn't put this book down. I loved the brutal honesty and willingly followed her down the dark places she took me to.
Bravo on an excellent first novel and can't wait to read more!"

So what's this excellent novel about...

This Freshest Hell
Dark secrets shared …
Dark spells invoked …
Death desired and death defied …
Goth Maggie and misfit Lily unite against school, family, society, normality and life itself. But can they fight the darkness within?
When the demon world claims them, revenge and blood lust become literal matters of life and death. A new darkness tests their relationship with the world – and each other.

Find out what happens to Maggie and Lily by getting your copy today at:

For more information, please visit Lacuna Publishing!

A Live-Action Tribute to The Monster Squad

Coming to L.A. on Halloween night…

Papa Sangre II, Scheduled to Arrive on the App Store on Oct. 31st!

Sequel to cult classic audio-game screenshots and trailer now online

Marseille, France and London, UK – October 16 2013  Playground Publishing and Somethin’ Else today announced the imminentarrival of this Halloween’s scariest game: Papa Sangre II will launch on the App Stores worldwide on October 31st, Halloween eve.

Papa Sangre II is follow-up to the award winning cult classic from 2010. Papa Sangre II is a horror game that takes as its starting point a macabre concept: players own death. The story is told completely through sound, and features the narrator Sean Bean, famous for his roles in Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, as players’ guide through the underworld. A trailer for Papa Sangre II is now available at:

To celebrate the imminent release of Papa Sangre II, players are gathering on the evening of October 23 at the Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham, UK during the Games City Festival. The Galleries of Justice is titled as the most haunted building in the UK, making it a suitable location for the pre-screening. At the event, the first 100 players will receive a copy of the game for their iOS device for free. The creators of Papa Sangre II are available for interviews at the event. More information is available here:

Today's DVD Releases!

Here are some of the horror DVD releases for Oct: 29:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Horror Show Theater Presents: "Happy Halloween"

This Seasonal Special is about two sisters with a broken friendship and their respective social circles...And a soul eating demon

Starring: Jenna Keefner, Theresa Ireland, Katherine Crawford, Nique Rose, Heather Mayer, and Cindy Mersten

Directed by: Matthew Rosvally

Written by: Matthew Rosvally, and Nique Rose


Horror Show Theater is a series of short stand alone horror films.  The show is similar in vain to The Twilight Zone or Tales From The Darkside, but for a modern YouTube audience.  Each short ranges in length between one and ten minutes.  Season 1, which consists of six episodes of terror, is currently being released bi- weekly this September Through November. 

Season 1 also has some interesting cameos.  Episode 2 stars singer/songwriter Dukey Flyswatter from the horror/punk/rock band Haunted Garage.  Episode 5 stars legendary horror actor Ed Gale (Child’s Play, Howard The Duck, Lifepod).  

Horror Show Theater is brought to you by Sepulture Productions. You can find all of their episodes on YouTube.

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

Trailer Time: "Lunacy"

Lunacy centers around Al and Jamie, two total strangers, and their carnal union on a mystical night of full moon. The story takes an unpredictable turn when one of them falls victim to the chain of disturbing events that follow. One way or the other, both must face the brutal consequences of this sadistic night before its over.

For more information, please visit the movie’s official Facebook page!


Have you been fright-mobbed?  No, well these people have…

Visit today and get one of these frightening costumes just in time for Halloween!

The Other Side of Horror

Welcome to The Other Side of Horror!  The latest project from Haunt of Horrors Press we are excited to bring you the next evolution in our endeavor.   Looking around at all of the great magazines that exist in the market it is easy to see that there is a niche that is being overlooked.  While there is plenty of discussion in the pages of all of our favorite magazines about movies there isn’t a whole lot of column space dedicated to books, comics, art, collectibles, or any of those other delicious things that we love to spend our hard earned cash on.  That world of all the other things in horror is where we want to live, surrounded by our comics and collectible cards!

It isn’t just something that we want to blog about though.  We love the feel of picking up the latest issue of Rue Morgue or Baltimore.  There is something about the tangible that speaks to us as collectors.  There is nothing quite as satisfying as saying, “Yeah I have the first thirty issues of that.”  So we wanted to do something more.  A physical magazine.  So was born the idea behind The Other Side of Horror.

It will be a place where you see some of the same kinds of things that you see on the site, but with an expansion of focus.  Not just reviews of comics, but also music, books, art, even movies that are flying way under the radar.  It will also be a place where we can write at length about the genre that we love, a place where we can take the time to discuss the complexities of Hellblazer as a character, the latest Mars Attacks collection, or the horror side of Joe R. Lansdale’s fiction.  Finally it could be a place for a little bit of fiction, because nothing breaks up news and serious discussion like a great story.

Steve Santiago has already been selected as the cover artist. Below is an example of his work…

This is going to be a new and exciting magazine, but first they need your support. Please click the pic, and help Haunt of Horror Press bring this new magazine to horror fans!

There are plenty of great perks available for you when you make a pledge to this project. Here are just a few of them:

-A physical copy of the first issue
-One of three Haunt of Horror Press T-Shirts
-Join them on a paranormal investigation
-A full page ad in the magazine with your design in it

For more information, please visit:

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Halloween Eve with the "Godfather of Gore" himself: Herschell Gordon Lewis, and the 50th Anniversary of the film that started it all: Blood Feast!

A Halloween Evening with the “Godfather of Gore” himself HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS

And The 50th Anniversary of the film that started it all… BLOOD FEAST

Directed by HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS/1963/67mins.
With William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason, Lyn Bolton
Screenplay by Allison Louise Downe

When: Oct. 31, 2013
9:00 PM – 10:45 PM

Location: Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall
1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, Fl 33139

Once upon a time…fifty years ago, a man named Herschell Gordon Lewis and company set out to conquer the world with a new genre of over-the-top, never-seen-before, in-your-face, exploitive, and shocking cinema entertainment that would eventually be coined “gore”, or in this case, specifically, “Florida Gore”. It was time to take advantage of the growing Southern American Drive-In market with whatever they could get away with, since censorship under the long-in-effect Production Code was in demise. BLOOD FEAST, made quickly in the summer of 1963, was that experiment. How could they put together a film so outrageous and shocking that thousands of young impressionables would flock to pay them for doing it, all in good fun? With a little cash and not much time, they gathered a cast of acquaintances and the recent Playboy centerfold (Connie Mason) for good measure. And with that, history was made, with the first gore film that would go on with others in the varied Lewis cannon to influence The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead, Friday the 13th, and even higher-brow entertainments like The Wild Bunchand Reservoir Dogs. Inspired by the French Grand Guignol tradition (and the mighty dollar), grindhouse, gore, and "splatter" were born, in Miami Florida.

By the way, the plot of BLOOD FEAST, and there is a plot between the real “points of interest”, is actually quite clever, suspenseful, scary, and fun. “Fun” is the key word however, because it was never meant to take itself very seriously. (In a nutshell: A killer is on the loose in Miami. His day job is catering...specializing in exotic Egyptian feasts. An inept detective attempts to figure out his motives as his victims disappear.) But plot is secondary to why this film is so famous and why it caused mass hysteria, fainting in the back seats of cars, and several fatal heart attacks (just kidding). WARNING: “This film is so shocking that you may…” (or however that brilliant marketing scheme went). In any case, it is fifty years later and a lot has happened since then, so take a break from today’s horrors and come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of a Florida classic, and the man who made it happen!

himself will introduce his Made-in-Miami Classic!

($12 or $11 students/seniors, and $10 MBC Members. Your ticket includes an official souvenir Blood Feast Barf Bag...just in case!)

(The event ends just in time to catch the best of
what will be happening on Lincoln Road! And you'll have a parking space!)

Click here for more information, and to get your tickets!


PLUS…on display throughout October at MBC:

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