Wednesday, December 31, 2014
"ENSLAVEMENT" is a contemporary supernatural horror-thriller about a troubled high school student who gets hypnotized by a dangerous Goth girl into sacrificing humans for her Goddess-worshiping cult. It is a cross between "THE CRAFT" and "RED DRAGON".
The screenplay for “ENSLAVEMENT” was written by Dexter E. Williams, who got his inspiration from three performances: Fairuza Balk in "THE CRAFT", Kim Director in "BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2", and Dakota Fanning in "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON".
Mystical Sounds Productions, a management/production company based in Montreal, Canada, optioned the script. The movie should start filming early in 2015, and will hopefully debut in October. Faith Rayah has been cast as the main antagonist in the movie, and will be one of the producers as well.
More information about “ENSLAVEMENT” will be coming soon!
Director Dion Ventress risks travels to Kosovo, to bring you the historic first ever horror movie to be shot in the country, KATUNAR (the word is an Albanian slang which in English means “Hillbilly”or “Villager”.
Kosovo might be known for war and strife, but Ventress plans to change the just over 5 year old country with an Albanian/English feature film which will have the Republic of Kosovo known more for presenting a popcorn thriller, than Europe’s poorest country with a 45% unemployment rate.
KATUNAR (ka-toon-ar) is the first horror feature to be made in Kosovo. Canadian director Dion Ventress brings to the screen a small town suspense thriller.
After finding out of the passing of her father, Adelina returns back to Kosovo and finds she’s inherited her father’s home in Kaçanik. On her return, she not only deals with paranormal activity in the home, doors that don’t open, and a mysterious legend of people living in caves since the war in a cliff on the edge of town. Once people start disappearing, Adelina has to figure out what is real and what is myth.
From the Director:
“My name is Dion Ventress and have worked in film and television production in Canada for over two decades. In the television aspect of my career, I have worked from home shopping, to Canadian network news, to sports, and also launching the first streaming superstation at a time when the only things that were being streamed was WORLD OF WARCRAFT and religious sermons. Television forced me to work on tight budgets and timelines, which translated into my own productions (music videos and home video documentaries). Having one of Canada's most eclectic private film archives (of 16mm, 8mm, and 35mm), this also had taken me to four different countries, and involved with helping bring other features into the Toronto film marketplace including the only 35mm 3-D polarized feature from the 90's to Canadian audiences.
Having a taste for global music, I started being introduced to Albanian pop, and ended up going to Kosovo in 2008 with profits I had made from a successful film tour of Finland.
Through meeting various people in Kosovo's media industry, I was impressed with the talent in the country, and technically what could be pulled off. I was asked by a company years later to work on a script for an action film. Sadly the company folded, and I returned last year to investigate how possible it was to do a feature film in the country. Technically, could it be possible?
Indeed it was as the same kind of equipment was in the country, however primarily with a focus on commercials, music videos and local productions.
Spending lots of my own capital, within a 12 month period, I established our headquarters in the country and made alliances with the country's best production houses in order to not only make a feature film, but to make something that would and could be seen for a worldwide audience.
On top of it, the country is in desperate need of jobs. Kosovo is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and close to a 45% unemployment rate.
Your contribution not only goes towards making the first horror film for the country, but it also will provide employment. I have seen how investment in my own country's film industry (Canada) has helped make us a worldwide force in feature film production. My belief is Kosovo has the talent and equipment to have the same output.
How often are we able to say we are involved with history, or touching the lives of the people in a country by turning out a small budget film?
YOU CAN - And that's we need your help!”
Teaser Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwQgHFcdXKM
Campaign Link: http://igg.me/at/katunar/x/8730882
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Suspected of stealing drug money, detective Hugo Kingsley is put on non-active and his life hits rock bottom. When he wakes up one morning with a strange ring in his mouth, his past begins to catch up with him, literally and figuratively. He is returned to duty to track down a serial killer but gets his heart stolen by a shameless young thief with an obsession for the paranormal.
App: Ravenous 2.0
Device: iPad & iPhone
What: Graphic novel in 600+ full screen swipable drawings.
Unique: Comic created from scratch for Retina display instead of printpage.
Creator: Erik van Os
Developers: Juul Spee en Eelke Feenstra
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Girls and Corpses is now the fastest growing genre magazine and is sold worldwide on newsstands: http://www.girlsandcorpses.com/
Here are a few 2014 year end highlights:
- Girls and Corpses will be featured on AMERICA’s BEST airing Friday December 19th on KCOP Channel 13 at 6am. The Fox Station owns both KCOP My13 and Fox 11. My13 can be seen through all major cable providers, on air (channel 13) and satellite. My13 reaches 5.6 million local Southern Californian homes and almost 17 million people in the Los Angeles DMA.
Or… if you can’t catch the show, you can watch the segment now here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qMciUr3NS0
Robert “ Corpsy” Rhine has starred, co-starred and been killed in) the following feature films shot in 2014:
- Dracula In A Womens Prison principle photograhy completed
- Aliens VS Titanic: Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKvDsbvS4F0&list=UUDrm0HstzRMmEpirJF9ZUTg
- The Orphan Killer 2: Bound by Blood
- Angel of Darkness: Trailer http://tomcatfilmsllc.com/angel-of-darkness-the-legend-of-lilith
- Hells Kitty: http://www.hellskitty.com/
- Terror Toons
- Bad Ass Bugs
- Student Driver
Films Rhine co-starred in these thee films which were released in 2014:
- Grand Auto Theft: Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAACc1o3f-Q&list=UUDrm0HstzRMmEpirJF9ZUTg
- Nazi Dawn
- Dracula's Sorority Sisters 3D
- Disaster Wars
- Rhine next will be featured in the Horror Film The CHAIR opposite: Eric Roberts, Bill Oberst Jr, Zach Galligan, Naomi Grossman and Noah Hathaway
- Girls and Copses Presents/TomCat Films has launched and acquiring completed feature films for distribution worldwide. More films are currently being acquired for the new G&C horror label: http://tomcatfilmsllc.coCorpsy
TERA PATRICK and Corpsy have shot wraparound segments which air at the beginning of each film under the new label.
First releases, already shot and being released April 2015 include:
- The Meat Puppet
- Blood Rites
- Rhine is Executive producer on Rob Zombie's 31. Filming commences in 2015.
- Rhine continues to host for EmmReport entertainment site doing interviews red carpet event coverage: http://emmreport.com/
- The GIRLS and CORPSES CHANNEL, hosted by Corpsy, is launching January 15thon The Movie and Music Network and has begun filming:http://www.movieandmusicnetwork.com/
The GIRLS and CORPSES 1959 Cadillac hearse is undergoing restoration and will be completed early 2015, so look for Corpsy driving around LA graveyards.
In 2014, Girls and Corpses exhibited at and sponsored several dozen events including: Comic-Con SD, ScareLA, Hellfest, ComiKaze Expo, Zombie Fashion Show, Monsterpalooza, Halloween Hotness, Shriekfest (where Corpsy presented the 2014 award for Best Horror Film winner Berkshire County) and Corpsy hosted The Miss Dead Bikini Pageant at Son of Monsterpalooza.
See ya all in 2015 for more girls… and corpses!
Here are some of the horror DVD releases for Dec. 30:
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Monday, December 29, 2014
“Let’s make a horror movie this weekend!”
That’s basically how HE SEES YOU… the new short film from Blair Downey and Michael Hickey happened. The duo, fresh off the success of THE CALMING (which won Best Film and Scariest Film at the Nickel Independent Film Festival’s 48 Hour Horror Challenge), decided to take the same approach to their next film.
“There was no reason not to” says Downey “We proved we could make a good short film with no time and less money when we made THE CALMING.”
“There was a bit more prep this time around, which was nice” adds Hickey. “We were able to bring in some elements like our Santa suit and the ‘Christmas Tales’ book. We knew what we were doing a couple weeks out as opposed to the night before.”
The decision to make a holiday film was simply to give themselves more pressure.
“We figured planning a Christmas movie would make sure we stick to the deadline” laughs Downey, the man behind the story, “and what is creepier than those frigging elves?”
Downey is, of course, referring to the kneehugger elves that have taken over social media feeds the last number of Christmases. The two planned the no-budget short around the lore of the scout elves reporting naughty behavior to Santa Claus.
The pair have enlisted comedian Matt Wright to co-star with Victoria Holmes (The Calming). Patricia Andrews, Clare Power-Maunder, and Sandy Morris round out the cast with Bruce Brenton providing the sinister narration.
The film was shot over December 13-14, 2014 and edited in roughly the same amount of time, all for a three week release.
“We’re hauling it off the internet on Old Christmas Day (January 6, 2015). We’ll all be done with Christmas by then” assures Hickey. “But it will probably be back next year, and who knows, the ‘Christmas Tales’ book is pretty thick, maybe there’ll be a new chapter to go with it.”
Christine's still receiving anonymous calls without response. One night her boyfriend invites her out but she decides to stay home and work. During diner Christine hears for the first time the voice of the man on the other line...
Starring: Virginia Atenza
Directed by: David Teixeira
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A murderous Archangel is on the loose in Sin, a modern slasher film being produced by Nathan Seals Productions with help from horror genre fans.
Sin is a slasher horror film that will slice, chop, and burn its way into your mind. The story follows a sheriff who is trying to uncover the murder of a young woman in a small farm town, only to discover that the town is hiding a terrifying secret. This is a town driven by religion, where a woman is struggling to return home and a murderous priest is seeking to cleanse the world of evil.
“I want to make a modern slasher, like those 80's slasher movies,” said writer and director Nathan Seals. “I'm in love with this particular type of film and I consider Sin to be my loving addition to the genre.”
Filming will take place in several locations in Indiana, including the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Ind., where scenes from Nightmare on Elm Street were filmed. A lot of the costuming, gore, and makeup have been collected, but additional funds are needed to begin filming in early February.
To raise these funds, Nathan Seals Productions asks fans to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign, which launches on Dec. 11 and runs until Jan. 6.
To learn more, visit the Sin: A horror movie Indiegogo page: http://igg.me/at/ConfessYourSins/x/9106349
Sunday, December 28, 2014
After a rocky year, the Darling family moves cross-country for a fresh start. Little do they know their new home is already occupied by the ghosts of a charming yet homicidal teenage boy named Peter and his previous victims. Peter's quick obsession with the oldest daughter Wendy puts the family at grave risk. This brings a band of ghost hunters to the Darling's door, lead by a vengeful leader sought on ridding the ghost that destroyed her life. Time is ticking and it's anyone's game.
Starring: Noah Dunton, Rayna Loos, Joe Lenihan, Hank Morris, Abigail Friend, and Jerry Scaglione
Directed by: Theresa Labreglio
Written by: Theresa Labreglio, and Melissa Malone
Or So the Story Goes uses a rotating repertoire of actors, telling a different story each season to bring a thrilling, unique perspective on classic children's tales to the web. Geared toward teens, the series is perfect as a gateway for young adults (and adults alike) to dip their toes into the murky waters of horror.
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Forget “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes,” today’s Sunday Scares feature brings you something even more terrifying…
A man decides to stay at home whilst his wife and baby spend the week visiting the grandparents. Unfortunately his desired week of relaxation is about to become his worst nightmare.
Starring, written, edited and directed by: Alexander Williams
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THE HORROR HAPPENS FILM SHOWCASE RETURNS TO CAMP JEFFERSON THEATRE AS THE LIVING DEAD ARE SHOWCASED WITH TWO AWARD WINNING SHORT FILMS & TWO NORTH JERSEY FEATURE FILM PREIMERES INCLUDING JEREMEY GARDNER’S AWARD WINNING THE BATTERY!
LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ – Horror Happens Productions in partnership with Jefferson Highlights are proud to present a night of epic zombie/living dead films from different parts of North America as part of the programming with the Horror Happens Film Showcase! Featuring four North Jersey film project premieres, the Horror Happens Film Showcase takes you down different dark paths of “Undead” narratives with two short films, two feature films and filmmaker Q&As as part of this 6 hour horror film event!
Sponsored by Diabolique Magazine, the doors open at 2:30 PM sharp with a 3:00 PM start timeon the intimate screen at the Camp Jefferson Theatre on the grounds of Camp Jefferson 81 Weldon Rd, Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey (right off of route 80 at exit 34 then near five miles down Route 15 towards Sparta). The film showcase will be hosted by the Horror Happens Radio Show (Heard weekly on Tuesday at 4 PM EST on HomeGrownRadioNJ.org). The films will vary in storytelling, independent sensibilities and perspective on the zombie sub-genre of horror films!
Starting at 3 PM with Block 1 as talented Canadian filmmaker & founder of Rue Morgue Magazine Rodrigo Gudino presents the puzzle pieces of the undead in The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow (6 m) followed by the award winning independent undead survival film The Battery (101 m) written, acted and directed by Jeremy Gardner. After a brief intermission, Block 2 continues the zombie storytelling with the award winning short film from filmmakers JohnIwasz and Sanj Surati bringing a humorous and political side to integration of normal and zombie kind in Zombie Casserole (28 m) followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The film Showcase is concluded with the United States premiere of the undead epic from writer and director Chris Eilenstine entitled The Soulless (115 m). Cast and Eilenstine will be part of huge Q&A after the film has concluded.
Tickets can only be purchased via cash the day of the film showcase (Saturday, January 10) and are $10.00 per film block or $15.00 for a full day pass (2 short films, 2 feature films and 2-3 Q&As) with a portion of the ticket sales will go to the non-profit of Jefferson HighlightsTV and Amphitheatre. Tickets are limited for each block of films and refreshments will beavailable on the grounds. Snow date for the Horror Happens Film Showcase will be Saturday, Jan 17, 2014. Parental guidance suggested for those under the age of 17.
Check out the films IMDB Page by Clicking on the Links:
The Facts in the Case of Mister Hollow: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1269377/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
The Battery: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2272350/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Zombie Casserole: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3195672/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
The Soulless: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3096442/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Event: HORROR HAPPENS FILM SHOWCASE: THE LIVING DEAD
DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015 - TIME: 3:00 TO 9:00 PM - CAMP JEFFERSON THEATRE IN LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Hannu Kesola is a Finnish comic book writer and artist. He mainly writes quality horror and crime fiction comics and graphic novels.
Currently he’s working on many upcoming horror projects for 2015. One of those projects is a comic book miniseries based on the legendary Amityville horror franchise; the Amityville: The Roots of Evil miniseries will be the first comic book installment to the franchise. He’s working alongside director Andrew Jones, who has directed the franchise’s movie Amityville Asylum.
Check out the poster, and other samples of his work…
We are officially and proudly announcing that our feature film EMPRESS VAMPIRE (www.EmpressVampire.com) is distributed by MAVERICK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, Inc (www.maverickentertainment.cc ; www.imdb.com/company/co0060687 ) for North America & represented B.D.FOX INDEPENDENT (www.bdfox.com), re-titled as ALETA:VAMPIRE MISTRESS. New key art will be created by Maverick. Estimatedly hits American market early of the New Year 2015 in all media. Stay tuned on the newest release date of EMPRESS VAMPIRE (aka: ALETA:VAMPIRE MISTRESS) - The Exotic and Erotic Campy Vampire Movie Ever!
Friday, December 26, 2014
"Starblood is an exciting and gripping novel that you won't want to put down."
"I give this Five Stars...only because that's the limit. Do yourself a literary favor and get this novel. You won't regret it."
"A very griping read from start to finishing. I just couldn't put this book down. It had so much detail and was written fantastically."
In a seedy Goth club, a beautiful woman dances, waiting to be set free. Along an unlit street, another woman stumbles, fleeing her pursuer. In a darkened room, a man speaks to demons. Lust, obsession, terror and humiliation storm into the lives of Star and Satori, proving the age-old maxim – be careful what you wish for. Starblood, the debut novel by Carmilla Voiez, is a tale of magic and horror. Blinded by love, Satori, a young magician, attempts a spell that goes horribly wrong, resulting in the demon Lilith returning to Earth. Satori knows he must send Lilith back. The dark goddess brimming with power makes it her mission to wreak havoc on Satori's life by ensnaring Star, the woman he loves, and her friends in a web of chaos and deceit. ‘Carmilla Voiez makes Clive Barker look like Stephanie Meyer.’ Jef Withonef, Houston Press.
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And then check out book 2…
Satori is caught between two worlds. There is something he needs in one, but the other keeps drawing him back. However, he is in love and he isn’t going to let a little thing like death get in his way. To reach his goal, he must face unimaginable horrors, not least of which is his true self. Star’s tortured and broken body awaits Satori, but does she really need him to save her? His rival, a rage-filled young woman, grows more powerful and becomes as twisted as the ribbons in her hair while the demon, Lilith, draws each of them inexorably towards her. Who will survive the coming battle? Full of sex and magic, “Psychonaut” is an exploration into the human psyche and the second book in Voiez’s “Starblood” trilogy. "Carmilla Voiez is more of a singer than a writer. She tells her compelling story in a hypnotic, distinctive voice that brings her eerie world vividly to life." Graham Masterton “Psychonaut is a book of mad impulses, inner vision, sadism, escape and belief. You feel uncomfortable reading it, like Alex strapped to the chair in Clockwork Orange being taught to feel sick at atrocity. Rather than leave us crippled by response, though, Psychonaut bears you through the hurt towards the only paradise we can be assured of...a love past fault.” Jef Withonef, Houston Press.
Finish off the series with book 3…
To an unholy trinity, a son of darkness is born. From the opening paragraphs of this dramatic conclusion to Carmilla Voiez's Starblood trilogy, murder, magic and obsession tear the heroes from the bliss they deserve. Star and Satori are being hunted; something is playing with their lives. In a game of revenge, lovers and friends are moved around a cosmic chess board. Death and madness are the final penalties for defeat. The divine and the urbane mix seamlessly. It is impossible to judge whether the self-destructive human psyche or obsessed demon-child is the more dangerous force. Star found her power in another world, but will that be enough to save them? Sex, horror, magic and madness, what else would you expect from this master of erotic horror? "Carmilla Voiez makes Clive Barker look like Stephanie Meyer." Jef Withonef, Houston Press. "Carmilla Voiez is more of a singer than a writer. She tells her compelling story in a hypnotic, distinctive voice that brings her eerie world vividly to life." Graham Masterton
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SLC Punk! meets House of 1000 Corpses"- Sean Decker, Dread Central
A killer Christmas title that's "Surprising, effective, and brutal"* to stuff your stocking with!
The festival favorite An American Terror, from visionary director Haylar Garcia, releases this week from Uncork'd Entertainment (DVD/VOD).
Set to be one of the most talked about films around the dinner table this holiday season, the controversial film tells of three teens, marginalized by their schoolmates, tho decide to turn their gray existence around and be noticed. To do it they come up with a macabre plan, consisting of carrying out a massacre at school. But while they’re preparing the bloodbath, they’ll run into something much darker and more perverse than their own bloody ideas.
A movie with a chronicle lifted straight from front page headlines, An American Terror leaves spectators breathless.
Starring Jennifer Wilde (Halloween : The Night He Came Back), Graham Emmons (The Mission), and Kathryn Gould (The Highwayman).
Written, directed, and edited by Haylar Garcia; produced by Sam Sleiman and Tarik Heitmann; and executive produced by Jim Brennan and Roland Salameh.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
A town called Spiritwood, bordering the massive Chequamagon National Forest, gets its name from an old Native American legend of Indian spirits living in the woods surrounding the town...the thing is, the legend is true.
When Jed Guiness, a wood sculptor, moves to Spiritwood, he is immediately enchanted with the Indians only he can see in the massive oaks on his property. By chopping down the trees to carve out the Indians, he is unaware of the consequences.
Henry Crowdog, a resident of Spiritwood, has experienced the force held captive within the ring of trees first hand. As the child of a shaman of the local Ojibwa tribe, he knows the legend of Red Eagle's evil spirit contained within the circle of trees is true.
Will Jed, Henry, and their friends be able to successfully hold Red Eagle's spirit in check or will Red Eagle's spirit prevail and destroy those who mean to imprison him again?
Check out what they are saying about this awesome book…
"Spiritwood is a captivating, exhilarating novel. The author does a great job developing character and keeping the story moving. It is one of those books I just couldn't put down. I can't wait to read whatever GJWise comes up with next."
"I was a transported into Spiritwood from the first chapter and thoroughly enjoyed my journey alongside Jed. The story was alluring and the suspense kept me quickly turning the pages."
"I loved it. I look forward to reading the next thriller by G. J. Wise!!!"
"Spell binding, a real page turner."
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