Friday, February 28, 2014

Fright Meter Award Winners

The Fright Meter Awards are presented annually by the Fright Meter Awards Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated solely to honoring and recognizing excellence within the horror genre. The nominations and winners are determined by members of the Fright Meter Awards Committee. Members consist of horror fans, bloggers, actors, producers, directors, and others, making the Fright Meter Awards truly the most prestigious horror award given. The Fright Meter Awards aim to select and nominate worthy films regardless of budget, means of release, or popularity.

Here are a few of the winners...

*The Conjuring* winner
Insidious Chapter 2
The Lords of Salem

The Conjuring
Evil Dead
*Maniac* winner
V/H/S 2

The Conjuring
*Evil Dead* winner
Insidious Chapter 2
World War Z 

American Mary
The Conjuring
*Evil Dead* winner
Frankenstein's Army
V/H/S 2

Click here for a complete list of winners including movie of the year!

And don’t forget to follow them on Twitter, and “Like” their Facebook page!

THE SACRAMENT - Watch the Green Band Trailer!

Check out the green band trailer for THE SACRAMENT, exclusively on Yahoo! Movies:

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Magnet Releasing will release THE SACRAMENT on iTunes/On Demand May 1, 2014and in theaters June 6, 2014.

Written and Directed by Ti West

Produced by Eli Roth

Starring Joe Swanberg, Amy Seimetz, AJ Bowen, Kate Lyn Sheil, Gene Jones and Kentucker Audley

From acclaimed writer/director Ti West (THE INNKEEPERS, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and master of horror Eli Roth (THE LAST EXORCISM, HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER), THE SACRAMENT follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend's journey to find his missing sister. They travel outside of the United States to an undisclosed location where they are welcomed into the world of "Eden Parish," a self-sustained rural utopia, comprised of nearly two hundred members. At the center of this small, religious, socialist community is a mysterious leader known only as "Father." As their friend reunites with his sister, it becomes apparent to the newcomers that this paradise may not be as it seems. What started as just another documentary shoot soon becomes a race to escape with their lives.

THE SACRAMENT stars Joe Swanberg (YOU'RE NEXT), AJ Bowen (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL), Kentucker Audley (SUN DON'T SHINE), Amy Seimetz (THE KILLING), and Gene Jones (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN). The film is written, directed and edited by Ti West (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE INNKEEPERS) and produced by Eli Roth (THE LAST EXORCISM, HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER), Jacob Jaffke (SLEEPWALK WITH ME), Peter Phok (STAKE LAND), Christopher Woodrow (BLOOD TIES), Molly Conners (KILLER JOE) and Eric Newman (CHILDREN OF MEN).

"Might very well be West’s finest work to date." - Bloody Disgusting

"The ominous, pulsating drone of Bates’ music, the increasing agitation of West’s editing, and the raw, video-reporter edge of Eric Robbins’ nervy camerawork all contribute to manipulate the atmosphere into one of engulfing dread in a film that gets under the skin and stays there." - The Hollywood Reporter

"This slow-burning investigation of unseemly goings-on at a rural Christian commune is frightening in any genre language." - VARIETY

“Solid and smart and well-calibrated.” - HitFix

“The performances are strong across the board.” - Twitch
“Will be one of the more notable titles of the year.” - Twitch

“It is a unique and startling tale that will haunt you for days after you’ve finished it, and boy does it whet your appetite for more from Mr West.” - HorrorTalk

“*****” - Horror Talk

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Flashback Friday: "Life with Zombies"

Life, with Zombies is a sitcom about 7 people living in a house during a zombie apocalypse. It's sort of like Gilligan's Island, only with zombies.

Stars: Gary Rolin, Michael Perrick, Jennifer Losi, Perry Daniels, Julia Carpenter, Tim Sands, Robbie Henke, and Clint Howard

Written, Directed and Produced by: Gary Rolin

Check out episode 1…

And some extras...

You can watch the rest of the series at:

Or on Blip TV

You can also find more on TumblrFacebook, and Twitter!


HONEYSPIDER is an upcoming horror feature film from indie filmmakers Josh Hasty and Kenny Caperton. The film takes place in 1989 on Halloween day and follows college student Jackie Blue (Mariah Brown) as she slowly unravels, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her.

HONEYSPIDER is a cult throwback that pays homage to the classics, but also introduces original ideas to the genre. The film is written and produced by Kenny Caperton (owner of the infamous Myers House NC) and directed by Josh Hasty ('A Mannequin in Static') of Black House Capital. 

The film stars Frank Aard ('April Fool's Day' remake), Joan Schuermeyer ('Zombieland' and RZ's 'Halloween 2'), Rachel Jeffreys, Samantha Mills ('Bombshell Bloodbath') and newcomer Mariah Brown.

The film is currently in post-production and is scheduled to hit the festival circuit in search of distribution this Fall.

HONEYSPIDER Plot Synopsis:
It’s Halloween day in 1989 and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Halloween party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As the night unfolds, it  becomes apparent that Jackie will get more excitement than she bargained for on her birthday this year. The murder that plays out on the silver screen becomes an ominous parallel to reality, as Jackie falls under a strange spell while everyone around her is turning up dead. All the while, a mysterious stranger watches over Jackie’s every move as she succumbs to hallucinations and slowly unravels. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night!

For more information, check out the film's official website at and visit the film's official Facebook page at

You can also find more at…

Cohort Pictures Announce Dark Horror Short, Vanity

Manchester-based production company, Cohort Pictures are proud to announce that production is set to begin on their latest short horror film, entitled Vanity, with filming set to begin in April 2014.

Written by Patrick O’Brien, Vanity will be directed by award-winning prodcuer Courtney Edwards (Clench) and produced by Maxwell Jones. 

The synopsis is as follows,
Vanity is only one chapter in the life of an enigmatic young man named Julius Crowley and follows the story of a young woman, Elizabeth, who has accepted an invitation to join him for dinner at his manor house, despite only meeting the day before. However, it isn’t long before her night in the company of the charming stranger takes a most unexpected turn.

Writer Patrick O’Brien will take on the role of Julius, while casting continues for the remaining roles.
O’Brien had the following to say, “My hope is that, with Vanity, we are able to offer horror fans a fresh take on a tired horror mainstay. However, we can only do it with your help and every penny raised will be put to good use and visible onscreen”. 

A crowd-funding campaign is currently underway at Indiegogo to raise funds for the project which promises to be a “sinister and unconventional horror film for fans of American Psycho, Hannibal and Dorian Gray”. 

For more information, LIKE Vanity on Facebook or FOLLOW on Twitter

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Twisted Terror Con

A new convention is coming to Sacramento! We have Josh Stewart, Nicholas Brendon, Chandler Riggs, Michonne's Pet Zombies, Erin Gray, Gil Gerard, and more! Coming March 29th and 30th.. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Sacramento

For more details, please visit the convention’s Facebook page!

Midsummer Nightmares & Midsummer Nightmares 2: Summer's End

It's always just a party- until somebody gets killed! Audrey Small and three of her closest friends are preparing to throw a costume party, which everyone calls 'the social event of the season. But there is someone in their midsts who would prefer to make this faux-bloodbath a real one.  

Starring: Julie Sherwood, Stacy Freeders, Kelci C Magel, Chad Collard, Corey Thrush, and Scott Gillespie

Written & Directed by Ryan Stacy

And once you’ve checked out part 1, prepare yourself for the premiere of the sequel…

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

Second Annual CineMayhem Returns with a FREE All-Retro Indie Horror Line-Up Including John Carpenter & More in Attendance


CineMayhem Film Festival 2014

March 28th-30th in Studio City, California

Second Annual CineMayhem Returns with a FREE All-Retro Indie Horror Line-Up
Including John Carpenter & More in Attendance

(February 21, 2014)—Today, the second annual CineMayhem Film Fest reveals its all-retro line-up for this year’s festival that features a special screening of THE FOG (1980) with legendary Master of Horror John Carpenter in attendance for an intimate Q&A with fans. CineMayhem will also pay homage to several other classic indie horror films with a rare screening of the horror comedy VAMP (1986) and a night celebrating HELLRAISER (1987) and the artwork of genre visionary, Clive Barker.

Several pieces of Barker’s art will be on display during CineMayhem and each night will include screenings of several great short horror films before each classic film as well including FOUND, the latest short from Rebekah McKendry, filmmaker and Director of Marketing for FANGORIA ENTERTAINMENT, starring Darren Lynn Bousman, AJ Bowen, and Morgan Peter Brown.

For its second year, CineMayhem Film Fest is breaking tradition in order to create a truly unique experience for indie horror fans at its new location, Jumpcut Café (13203 Ventura Blvd.) in Studio City, CA. Not only is CineMayhem expanding its celebration of independent horror to three days, beginning on Friday, March 28th and running through Sunday, March 30th, but there will also be NO CHARGE for fans to attend any of the CineMayhem 2014 events.  Each night there will be contests and giveaways, with Scream Factory bringing some fun surprises for our celebration of THE FOG on March 28th.

Created in 2013 by producer and horror journalist Heather Wixson, CineMayhem Film Fest celebrates the legacy of independent horror and the films that have- and continue to- change the landscape of genre cinema. More information on ticketing and the official rundown of all three days of CineMayhem will be announced on the first week of March at, including details on more special guests and panelists attending this year’s festivities.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Jumpcut Café (, Scream Factory (, and Daily Dead ( To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow us on Twitter at or “Like” the CineMayhem Film Fest on Facebook at

For any press inquiries, including festival passes, please contact PLEASE NOTE- due to venue size, press passes for CineMayhem are EXTREMELY limited.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

'The Dead Hours' - Cover 2

All right horror fans, author Brad J. Boucher needs your help. Over the next week or so he will be releasing proposed book covers for his next book 'The Dead Hours,' and we will be posting them here for you to see. The second proposed cover is the pic above, and the first cover is below. He is looking for some feedback on each individual cover, which you can leave in the comment section below, or when we post this on our Facebook page/Twitter. Here's your chance to get involved in an exciting book release, so please comment and share! 

For more information about Brad, follow him on Twitter, and friend him on Facebook!


BOX - A Short Film is the profile of a witch and her obsession with a cursed box.

An adaptation of Pandora's Box meets the magic of Lord of the Rings. 

Created by: Alex Jones Nash

Please click the pic, and help this young filmmaker bring this short film to horror fans!

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

An audio teaser from Rock Band vs Vampires

Take a listen to this audio teaser trailer for the forthcoming comedy-horror feature film Rock Band Vs Vampires. The trailer features Richard Herring, Gyles Brandreth, Guy Barnes, Loren Peta and Adam Dindorf.

Rock Band vs. Vampires is an upcoming comedy horror!

It stars Guy Barnes, Dani Thompson, Faye Sewell, Loren Peta, Jake Rundle, and many more!

Directed by Malcolm Galloway and Raed Abbas

Written by: Malcolm Galloway

For more updates, follow the film on Twitter, and “Like” its Facebook page!


HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST - March 28-29, 2014
(New Beverly Cinema, 7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036)

For two days in March, HOLLYWOOD will both celebrate the past and embrace the future of indie horror filmmaking with the first annual HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST. Brainchild of the furtive mind of filmmaker and events organizer MILES FLANAGAN, this promises to be: "A fun and also uniquely Hollywood film festival. And with our "dream team" of industry panelists this is a unique symposium for anyone wanting to learn how to make a living in the horror film business."

This year HHF is honoring CORMAN alumni JOE DANTE with the first annual PRICE AWARD. This Vincent Price Estate authorised award "Honors an artist whose work has achieved iconic status in the horror/fantasy genres."

"Not only did THE HOWLING break new ground narratively, but it also affected the way cinematic werewolves where presented - to this very day. The look created by both Dante and Bottin was and still remains iconic. This film was a real game-changer" says Festival Director FLANAGAN.

Vincent's daughter and VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM director, VICTORIA PRICE will be personally presenting the beautiful "VINNIE" Award to JOE DANTE. She will also be talking about her father and bringing awareness to her father's museum & art legacy.

Throughout the weekend the festival is fundraising for the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM (located at East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park), with raffles and prize draws (with amazing prizes donated by Vinegar Syndrome Releasing, Shout! Factory, Distinctive Dummies, Abrams Books and many more).

Legendary actor DICK MILLER (GREMLINS, TERMINATOR, BUCKET OF BLOOD) will also receive the first IMPACT AWARD for his unparalleled contribution and impact on the horror/fantasy genres.

The festival kicks off with an impressive red carpet, cast and crew reunion screening of Dante's classicTHE HOWLING followed by a Q&A. Presented in Digital Hi-Def, this will be the best this film has looked since its original release in 1981.

For the Closing Night Awards evening the festival celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the filming of the classic, funny (and very influential) RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, with a gala, red carpet cast & crew reunion and beautiful 35mm screening.

Saturday, during the day, features screenings and premieres of shorts and features in competition plus "an impressive series of panels on everything you've always wanted to know about the current indie horror film business, but were afraid to ask," says FLANAGAN. "Well be afraid no more," he continues.

The 3-part "How to Successfully Finance, Produce & Sell Your Indie Horror Film" Panel features film industry lawyers, distributors, producers, sales agents and filmmakers with real business experience. This promises to be a series of unmissable panels. "We aimed to create a "dream team" panel of helpful industry insiders, and I feel we have done just that. If you want to know how best to finance, produce, sell and get your film successfully distributed then miss this at your peril!"

As well as giving filmmakers a platform to screen and showcase their work, HHF offers a great networking experience, Hollywood-style red carpet photo ops, some pretty cool awards and a grand prize of $500 worth of production services from LA GRIP.

"We look forward to years of bringing the indie horror film community closer together. Honoring classic artists, educating each other, networking and successfully fundraising is our goal. And making people aware of the amazing legacy that is the VINCENT PRICE ART MUSEUM is the icing on the cake."


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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chainsaw Maidens from Hell

Blake is captain of the football team and destined for a career in the pro leagues - that is if he passes his chemistry class. But destiny has a way of tackling the toughest of players when demons invade his college and begin to enslave the student body. A divine angel descends to give Blake an invincible suit of super football pads and send him out to battle the forces of evil. Unfortunately, the suit is missing one vital piece - the jock strap. In order to get it back, Blake must descend into the underworld and recruit the guardians of doom known as The Chainsaw Maidens from Hell. And he’s got to do all this while studying for a chemistry quiz.

The Chainsaw Maidens from hell are smart, sexy and crazy female demons who guard the treasures of the underworld. There are four of them – Destiny, Desire, Wrath and Madness. Destiny is the girl next door and leader of the Chainsaw Maidens. Desire is the sexy and seductive type who lures others to their doom. Wrath is the tough and tumble torn boy who backs up the ladies with attitude and spunk. Madness is the flat out crazy and wacko one because sometime it takes a psycho to get the job done. They seem like a motley crew, but together they compliment each others strengths and weakness and always work as a team!

Starring some familiar faces including…

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CBS Film's AFFLICTED - In Theaters/On Demand April 4th - Check out the poster!


In Theaters and on VOD (iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Google Play, Cable On Demand, Playstation and XBOX) on April 4, 2014

Download a hi-res version of the poster:

Afflicted is a great example of what can happen when high-tech, high concept, and old-fashioned scary storytelling are combined into one little ass-kicker of a horror film.”
-- Scott Weinberg,

“…the best shot found footage movie I’ve ever seen…”
-- Alan Cerny, Ain’t It Cool News

“This one’s something special…”
-- Drew McWeeny, Hitfix

“…an exhilarating, chilling experience…”
-- Alex Billington,

Written, Directed by, and Starring Derek Lee and Clif Prowse

Synopsis: This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world.  Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted.  Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.  AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.

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