Wednesday, April 30, 2014


A dark twisted horror fantasy set in the modern day world, as a small group of humans and demons prepare for war when an ancient prophecy telling of an angel who will rise to unseat the emperor Lucifer becomes a terrifying reality. As evil grows stronger, alliances are formed and heroes will rise and humanity hanging in the balance.

Starring: Tom Lodewyck, Linnea Quigley, Angus Scrimm, Debra Lamb, Tony Todd, and Bill Moseley

Directed and written by: Joe Hollow

For more information, please visit:

You can also find more on the film’s Facebook page!

Chaos Campus - Sorority Girls vs. Zombies

Zombies have taken over and the only hope we have for humanity's survival lies in the hands of the three buxom remaining members of the Epsilon Alpha Zeta Upsilon sorority. Enjoy the fun side of a zombie apocalypse! 

"As zombie comics go this is one is definitely one the better ones by far. I put it right in there with Walking Dead."

"All around good fun!!"

Dead Man on Campus, Part 1 of 2- The first half of the full color series origin! It's the night of the "Chaos Campus" volleyball tournament between partnered sororities Epsilon Alpha Zeta Upsilon and Alpha Zeta Zeta. During the after party zombies decide to crash the festivities!

Get issue #1 at:

"This comic is so creative you never know what's going to happen. The illustrations are great and this is just a great comic."

"A must read for zombie love"

 On the night of the "Chaos Campus" volleyball tournament between partnered sororities Epsilon Alpha Zeta Upsilon and Alpha Zeta Zeta, zombies descended upon the festivities. Friends were dismembered, classmates disemboweled, and lovers tom limb from limb! The survivors split into three groups to cover more ground for help forcing Paige, Brittany, and Jamie into a team. The trio are still getting used to each other's quirks and might kill each other before the zombies do.

Get issue #2 at:

"I enjoyed the hell out of this comic. It is certainly a change for the norm that has come around due to The Walking Dead.”

“It's a must read for anyone who is new to the Zombie genre...."

The girls rush to the friendly neighborhood Grab-E-Mart to try and find more clues on the zombie infestation on campus (as Paige’s ex-boyfriend Roger and his friend Billy stole a beer truck from there and were bitten within issue #1).

Get issue #3 at:

You can find more issues, and information about writer B. Alex Thompson at:

"Stage Fright" - Watch it today!

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother's footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre.

Starring: Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith, Brandon Uranowitz, Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf

Written and Directed by Jerome Sable

Watch the first 10 minutes…

Now watch the entire film today at:

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Indie Moviemaker Richard Chandler Wraps Up Principal Photography For "Gilgamesh"

Boston, Massachusetts – April 15, 2014 – Indie filmmaker Richard Chandler confirmed his latest full-length feature, GILGAMESH, has finished principal photography.

He expects the post-production phase will take at least seven months to complete due in part to the wealth of footage that he shot as well as the enormous amount of CGI that will be utilized by his visual effects supervisor Simon Hannon.

GILGAMESH had been shot in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. It is already listed on the IMDb - - and is expected to have its world premiere either at the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014.

“We live in crazy times,” mused Chandler. “I figured why not make a movie about it?”

Produced, written, directed, edited, and starring Chandler himself, GILGAMESH is a mixed genre movie that contains an unusual hybrid of Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror, exploitation, and political thriller. It stars Joe Gannascoli (“Vito” from THE SOPRANOS) and cult horror sensation Melantha Blackthorne (the title character in the TV show COUNTESS BATHORIA’S GRAVEYARD PICTURE SHOW).

Also starring in the movie are Josh Davis, Emily Coleman, Oselito Joseph, Jon Pierce, Ray Hryb, Emilie Faith Lewis, Carver Riot, Peter Morse, Giancarlo Madonnini, Joe Victor, James Baker, Matt Colicci, Lilith Astaroth, Sarah Michelle, and dozens more.

Told in flashback-style, US Senator Higgins (Gannascoli) interrogates imprisoned archeologist David Murphy (Davis) in order to learn how Murphy and his wife Kristen (Blackthorne) were involved in an expedition that may have accidentally freed from her ancient prison Inanna (Coleman), the Sumerian goddess of lust and war.

While Inanna plots to destroy earth using a giant meteor to collide into the planet, the American President (Morse) and his military men (Pierce, Madonnini, and Victor) hope to utilize Inanna as a weapon of mass destruction. However a violent communist take- over of the US government, led by Special Agent Lars (Chandler) and his ally Angela Kozlov (Riot), complicates the government’s goal to exploit Inanna.

As chaos ensues, the ancient god Gilgamesh (Joseph) ponders whether or not he will act as mankind’s last best hope to save humanity from its rendezvous with annihilation.

The Boston-based auteur felt the moment was right to unleash his vision of cultural chaos upon an unsuspecting public even though he spent a few years developing the material. 

“The first draft of the script was a lot longer,” he conceded. “I had to cut a lot out just to make it economically feasible.” Chandler raised over $5,000.00 through a successful Kickstarter campaign, which supplemented funds he himself had laid out for the project.

The crew for the dystopian drama is comprised of some familiar faces that have previously worked under Chandler’s shingle, Boston Film Family, LLC. Long time collaborators Steve Sandberg, Todd Therrien, and Richard Chandler Sr (Chandler’s father) worked as, respectively, Associate Producer/Production Manager, First Assistant Director, and Second Assistant Director/Soundman.

New to the team were Director of Photography Andrew Zubatkin and Line Producer Angel Connell. Justin Briggs was responsible for practical (on-set) special effects.

GILGAMESH will be Chandler’s sixth full-length feature. The native New Englander’s previous feature credits include SCROOGE IN THE HOOD (2011), HEAVEN AND HELL (2010), LEGLESS (2010), OUR KINGDOM COME (2007), and SONS OF PERDITION (2007). Chandler also created a locally produced, hyper-violent, web-based TV series called BOSTON MASSACRE that ran for one season.

Anyone interested in becoming a fan of the movie can either “like” its IMDb page after clicking the following link - - or “like” its Facebook page: - or “like” both pages at the same time.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trailer Time: "The Hideout"

The Hideout is about five thieves that retreat back to their hideout after a heist. Slowly, they begin to distrust and turn against one another and then chaos erupts.

Starring Patrick Lazzara, Eric Stayberg, Anthony Fitzgerald, Jadi Stuart, I. Elijah Baughman

Written, Produced, Directed, by Denny Barnes

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

Asphalt She-Wolves

Andrea Collins

Stacey Dixon

Cyndi Snow

Lacey Nicole Montgomery

Are all set to star in the horror web series…

There were four women from all different walks of life. Then suddenly all their lives were turned inside-out, their memories gone and forced to become a biker gang in order to find out who did this to them. And anyone that gets in the way is going to become another victim of the Red Fangs.

Brought to you by the team of Devin Watson, Dustin Masters, James C. Tune, and many more!

Please click the pic, and help them make this web series!

You can also support this campaign by following them on Twitter, and “Liking” their Facebook page!

Filmbuff to bring "Devil in my Ride" to digital audiences

FilmBuff Will Release Red Band Films’ Horror/Comedy “Devil in My Ride” on May 13th

Through Multiple Video-on-Demand Platforms

Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY – April 15, 2014 – It was announced today that digital entertainment curator, FilmBuff, will release the horror/comedy “Devil in My Ride,” starring Sid Haig (“Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” “Jackie Brown,” “The Devil’s Rejects”) and directed by Gary Michael Schultz.

FilmBuff has set a release date of May 13 for “Devil in My Ride,” and will make the film available to audiences through leading video-on-demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Cable Movies On Demand, Google Play, Sony PlayStation, Xbox Video and Vudu.

When Doreen becomes possessed by the devil on her wedding night, her groom Hank and her rebellious brother Travis put aside their differences to travel across country from Chicago to Las Vegas in the hopes of finding a mythical street preacher who is said to be the last exorcist in America.

Starring alongside Sid Haig are Frank Zieger (“Conviction,” “Ocean of Pearls,” “Finding Preet”), Erin Breen (“Housekeeper,” “Rose White,” “Fate Accompli”), Llou Johnson (“Barbershop,” “Let’s Go to Prison,” “Normal”) and Joey Bicicchi (“Rudderless”).

“Devil in My Ride” is the first feature produced by Red Band Films, the specialty genre label of L.A. based production and finance company Unified Pictures. Gary Schultz produced the film and also wrote the original screenplay with Mike Dozier.  Schultz also recently co-produced William H. Macy’s “Rudderless,” which was just acquired by Paramount, as well as “Beautiful Now,” starring Abigail Spencer.

"We are thrilled to have FilmBuff as a partner for the VOD distribution of ‘Devil in My Ride.’ I’m extremely excited for this venture and cannot wait for everyone to be able to watch it at home,” said Schultz.

“Gary’s film is a hilarious take on a road trip movie, unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” said FilmBuff’s Head of Content, Steven Beckman. “We’re thrilled to be able to share ‘Devil in My Ride’ with audiences everywhere.”

About FilmBuff

Founded in 2007, New York-based FilmBuff is the leading distributor of incomparable digital entertainment.  The Company draws upon its deep relationships within the film industry to curate content that consistently informs, entertains and inspires.  FilmBuff designs innovative digital strategies to supply content to all on-demand outlets.  Serving as a bridge between filmmakers and audiences, FilmBuff actively engages in conversations with fellow entertainment lovers through its exclusive access, original content and unique voice.  Find FilmBuff content on all cable, satellite and telco services, game consoles, online retailers, wireless platforms and hardware manufacturers worldwide.  Connect with FilmBuff at and @filmbuff.

About Red Band Films

Operating as a specialized production and distribution unit within Unified Pictures, Red Band Films was created as a label where feature films can be developed and created with the genre-specific audience in mind. The company seeks to highlight the best offerings from up and coming directors, as well as established veterans looking for a highly creative, brand-specific outlet.

The Red Band Films banner provides for a genre alternative to Unified Pictures' existing line-up of high quality artist driven films such as Adam Rapp’s “Loitering with Intent” starring Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell and Natasha Lyonne; the music film “Rudderless” directed by William H. Macy and starring Macy, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman; the thriller “A Single Shot,” directed by David M. Rosenthal, starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy and Jeffrey Wright; and the dark comedy “Trust Me,” directed by and starring Clark Gregg, Amanda Peet, Molly Shannon, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell.

Today's DVD Releases!

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

Monday, April 28, 2014

Why are vampires erotic?

Why are vampires erotic?

For those who are not true vampire aficionados, this may seem like an odd question. We forget that most people view vampires as nothing more than ungodly creatures of the night that live off of the blood of humans. For nearly a century, the undead have been portrayed as monsters, beginning with Max Schreck’s portrayal of Nosferatu with its rat-like visage and continuing today with the pack of hunters from Steve Niles’ 30 Days of Night or the monstrous deformities of Guillermo del Toro’s/Chuck Hogan’s The Strain trilogy. However, purely evil vampires make up only a small portion of the genre. True fans know that most of the undead have an erotic and sensual quality about them.

I’m not talking about the overt sexuality of the scantily-clad, buxomy female vampires like Vampirella and Bloodrayne. I’m referring to that underlying eroticism of the male actors who have sunk their fangs into the role. Bela Lugosi set the standard for the undead when he portrayed Dracula, both on stage and screen, as an outwardly appearing aristocrat who used seduction to feed. Since then, numerous actors have tapped that vein of lust and sin when portraying the undead, from the sympathy engendered by the remorseful vampires Lestat and Angel to the blatant sexuality of Frank Langella and Gary Oldman. Even Christopher Lee, whose portrayal of Dracula for Hammer Studios is one of the most menacing vampires on screen, turned his female victims with consensually forced sadism.

The idea of vampirism being synonymous with eroticism is not new to the genre. When Bram Stoker published Dracula in 1897, it is widely assessed that the Count symbolized the negative aspects of repressed sexuality within Victorian society. [Author’s Note: I realize I could write a book onDracula symbolism. Academics have interpreted the Count as representing the male fear of progressive women, the Freudian Id, and homosexuality. A few have even viewed him as an indictment of such political evils as capitalism or colonialism. I am more than happy to debate this in the comments section, but for the purposes of this piece, let’s agree that Dracula is symbolic of repressed sexuality.] However, as generations have passed, the eroticism has become more lurid, switching from a tantalizing moment within the realm of horror to an underlying current. Compare the brides of Dracula creepy seduction of Dwight Frye in 1932 to the soft porn version with Keanu Reeves in 1992. Whereas prior to Anne Rice every novel that dealt with the undead would portray them as monsters and be categorized under horror, now there is an entire genre based on vampires as romantic characters. True Blood has taken Charlaine Harris’ paranormal romance series and imbued it with a sensuality that has made the HBO production the most popular vampire drama on television. The storyline in Season Six when Eric Northman seduces Willa Burrell, the governor’s daughter, into wanting to become a vampire is as erotic as any scene from a love story, with the tuning substituting for sex.

It’s no coincidence that society’s increasing openness and acceptance of sex has been accompanied by an increase in the sensuality of vampires and the popularity of paranormal romances. Vampires generate a feeling of eroticism with the public because they represent our basest psychological urge. Vampires are us once our moral and psychological constraints have been removed and we can give free reign to the lust, violence, and narcissism buried deep in our psyches. Their sexuality is not inhibited by social or religious norms. Their good looks and vitality are immortal. Their appeal to the opposite sex is legendary. For many people, being a vampire, or being turned by one, is a fetish or fantasy they would willingly indulge.

So the next time you’re watching a vampire movie or reading a paranormal romance and you feel a tingle that’s not in your neck, don’t feel guilty. There’s nothing wrong with you. You’re just letting your desires run wild.

Article by:

Scott M. Baker, author of Rotter World and The Vampire Hunters trilogy

Watch the Premiere Episode of PENNY DREADFUL Today!

A profoundly unsettling new saga, PENNY DREADFUL completely reinvents literature’s most iconic and terrifying characters. Some of those terrifying characters include, Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, who lurk in the darkest corners of Victorian London. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.

Starring Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. 

Showtime has made the first episode available before the official premiere date of May 11th.  Watch it today on YouTube, or visit

Not only was Showtime generous enough to share their first episode with us, but they have set up a special promo code for horror fans to purchase Penny Dreadful merchandise! The code is HORRORFAN20 and it will offer fans 20% off all Penny Dreadful merchandise if fans use that code. Click here to visit the Penny store. The code is valid through 12/31/14!

For more information about PENNY DREADFUL, please visit:

You can also find more on Twitter, and Facebook!

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate and Friends Save The Children Charity Gig


The Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Rd, London, NW5 3HS, UK. 18+. From 7:30pm. Tickets £5 – all profits donated to Save The Children.

Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate and friends charity gig/party - all profits to be donated to Save The Children UK, at Camden’s legenday Fiddler's Elbow. 
Rock covers and originals, including music from forthcoming comedy-horror feature film ‘Rock Band Vs Vampires’.
Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate (rock originals and classic rock covers ). 

We will be joined by special guests:-

2 Tone Red -  - pop-rock
Global Noise Attack -  - industrial metal
Guy Barnes (RBVV's vampire Jeremiah Winterford) -
PJ Phillips – rock bassist
The Kosmic Troubadour - rainbow coloured pop

We organise our Save The Children gigs ourselves, and neither organisers nor performers take any fee. Any help publicising these would be hugely appreciated.
Here's a video of us playing Queen's Dragon Attack at our last Save the Children fundraiser -

More information about…

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate
Genre – From acoustic melancholia to defiant rock (with a bit of prog rock and funky blues)
Location – London, UK

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate range from solo acoustic to 5-piece rock band. Their debut single in 2012, “Wait For The Storm”,  was described by AltSounds as “David Gilmore-esque… like a depressed Cat Stevens… GO BUY IT” , by Captain Captain Industries as having  “fantastic vocals… a  fresh new flavor from this ground-breaking group”.
We regularly play at leading London venues, recent gigs including the Bowery/Ballhoo, The Water Rats, Camden Rock, The Fiddler’s Elbow, The Comedy, and performances at street parties/festivals and charity events.

"Soaring guitars, rock vocals, and rock flute, I've still got a smile on my face after listening to 'While I Still Can'. Absolute Class!'" SM Radio

“A great blues voice”, Notty Nation Radio

“Adventurous and interesting." "… what David Gilmour may have sounded like if he had been born in Seattle." Bmans Blues Report

“Amazingly haunting and deeply emotional. I really love this song so much. Excellent job!” - The Interval Machine

Rock Band Vs Vampires

Rock Band Vs Vampires is a comedy-horror feature film, written and co-directed by Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate’s singer/guitarist Malcolm Galloway. It is co-directed by Raed Abbas. Many of the performers in this Save The Children charity gig are involved with the film, including members of 2 Tone Red and Global Noise Attack. Guy Barnes, who plays the lead vampire Jeremiah Winterford, will also be performing music from the film.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Open Wound Horror Film Festival

The Open Wound Film Festival is an independent film competition/film festival, developed by and for Horror Fans. Our festival is being held at Santa Fe Comic Con which will provide countless unique opportunities including Panels, Q & A sessions, signings and more!

The festival will feature the possibility of special Guest screenings alongside Horror and Film Icons such as Linda Blair of The Exorcist, Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters, Fred Williamson of Dusk Till Dawn, Naomi Grossman of American Horror Story: Asylum, Priscilla Barnes of The Devil's Rejects, among many other guests!

Representatives of several distribution companies will be there looking for new films to distribute. The short film festival will have many awards including cash prizes, software, as well as potentially being accepted to other horror film festivals. EVERY single entry will be featured on the website, whether it makes the festival or not, so every film will still be seen by Horror fans worldwide! Click here for submission information! 

The film festival is brought to you by...

Open Wound Films (Born 2010) is a production company created to produce films in the HORROR/THRILLER/SUSPENSE genres but is interested in any films that are gritty, thought provoking or darkly imaginative. It is also a property with goals of expanding to publishing, photography and digital art.

For more information about Open Wound Films and the festival, please visit:

You can also find more on Facebook!

Sadie the Sadist

"You have never read anything like Sadie the Sadist -- a pitch black satire that is not only deeply disturbing but funny as hell." –Blake Crouch, Author, Wayward Pines

“A brilliant, bloody read. Bone chilling. Dark. Funny. Sadie makes Hannibal Lector look like dating material. My heart quickened as I braced for Sadie the Sadist’s next step down that slippery slope called sanity. Highly recommended.” –Barbara Silkstone, Author of the Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider series

"let me tell you, it'll keep you on the edge of your seat. Very dark and twisted. It's like American Psycho meets Sweeney Todd. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a darker, humorous and graphic novel."

"I really enjoyed this book. In fact, devoured it!"

Before you devour it, you might want to know what this book is about…

Like many people, Sadie feels undervalued and frustrated. Employed by a supermarket, she plots to murder coworkers—or lure them into the employee bathroom for a quickie. Sick of being treated like a robot, she taps into a powerful (and deranged) alter-ego and transforms into Sadie the Sadist.  

Now you can devour it by getting your copy at:

For more information, please visit:

You can also find more on Twitter, and Facebook!

Sunday Scares: "Promised"

Today’s Sunday Scares feature received 3 Maverick Movie Award Nominations, and was a Fantastic Planet Film Festival Official Selection.

Prior to the creation of Man, one Archangel knelt before another, bowed his head and made a promise never to change his view of him, no matter what happened.

Forget Adam and Eve. Forget your understanding of the war in Heaven. Let 'Promised' tell you a different kind of story. The story of a broken promise between Archangel Michael and Lucifer which threatens the birth of Man. Quite literally.

Starring: Alan Stenson, Andrew Dowbiggin, and Remie Purtill-Clarke

Directed and written by: Bulent Ozdemir
"Impressive is too small a word" - JMK (4K London) 


For more information, please visit:

You can also find more on Twitter, and Facebook!

Terror Con is coming June 7-8!


The Area’s Biggest Horror, Paranormal, Rock and Wrestling Show!

JUNE 07-08, 2014       PROVIDENCE, RI

Coming to you from the dedicated group that brings you

The Rhode Island Comic Con …

TERROR CON: Bringing you the biggest names in Horror, Paranormal,

Rock and Wrestling in a fun and fear filled show

Rhode Island Comic Con is known nationwide for an incredible show that amazes and astounds the fans who eagerly await each year in Providence, RI.

We at Altered Reality Entertainment have decided to bring that level of entertainment, fun and fan interaction to the horror, rock and wrestling world with TERROR CON.

The event will include celebrity signings, artists, vendors, horror and suspense film festivals, psychic readings, add in a little amazement from the Coney Island Side Show, be sure to bring your creepy side for the Costume Contests!

Who says Halloween has to be once a year!

The convention is proud to announce:

David Giuntoli (GRIMM)
Russel Hornsby (GRIMM)
Linda Blair (EXORCIST)
Dee Snider (ROCK LEGEND)
Lita Ford     (ROCK GODDESS)
Kane Hodder (FRIDAY THE 13TH)
Irone Singleton (THE WALKING DEAD)
Michael Jai-White (SPAWN)  
Roy Wooley and Derek and Eric Garcia (FAC OFF)
The Godfather,Papa Shango and Roddy Piper (WWE)

…..and many, many more!

Additional guests are still being announced!
Tickets are on sale at
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