Monday, June 30, 2014

Penny Dreadful Episode 8 Contest

It’s been a great first season! Too bad it was only 8 episodes, but maybe we will get more in season 2! Anyways, it’s time to enter to win a Penny Dreadful poster!!!!

To win, you must correctly answer these questions about episode 8:

-Who rejected Dorian Gray?

-What happened to Mina when they found her?

-What secret do we find out about Ethan at the end of the episode?

-As a bonus, please share your thoughts about season 1.

Email your answer to with the subject line "Penny Dreadful Episode 8 Contest." A winner will be selected at random on Sunday, July 6 from those who have answered correctly. Please note that posters will only be mailed to US postal addresses. Also, "Showtime provided the prizes, but is not a sponsor of this program and isn't involved in picking winners."

And don't forget to get your Penny Dreadful merchandise. Use special promo code HORRORFAN20 and it will offer horror 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!

Principle Photography for Herschell Gordon Lewis' New Anthology Horror Film BLOODMANIA Begins Late July 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014 - "BloodMania" is a new anthology film with four distinctively different horror tales, each featuring Herschell Gordon Lewis' brand of splatter. Principal photography begins late July 2014 in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Mr. Lewis has written one segment and will direct two of them. Herschell Gordon Lewis, originator of the “Splatter” film genre, both revered and reviled as “The Godfather of Gore,” has expressed strong enthusiasm for "BloodMania." “It’s time to get some fresh blood flowing into the happy universe of horror films,” Herschell said in an exclusive interview. “I’ll be there to be sure it happens, and I can promise that we’ll have enough bloody messes and enough off-the-wall humor to satisfy everyone ... even including me.”

The “Splatter Film” phenomenon - Few categories of motion pictures enjoy the perpetual popularity of the genre Herschell Gordon Lewis literally invented half a century ago. The original gore-movie, "Blood Feast" (1963), was as primitive as any movie could be. Yet, it shows in theaters to this day, and is a DVD favorite. Herschell’s personal favorite, "Two Thousand Maniacs" (1964), has a plot-line centering on a small U.S. southern town that “gets even” for that country’s Civil War. Despite what one might or would think is a plot of local interest only, the film has long been an international success, and wherever the director travels – in Canada, the U.S., Europe, or the Far East – he is called on to sing the theme of that movie, which he wrote.

"BloodMania," Herschell promises, carries the slasher advantage to a new height. “First of all,” he points out, “we've brought young directors into the slasher arena and given them tools and effects that just didn't exist when we originated the category. BloodMania has four dynamic episodes. I’m directing two of them. The other two are ... well, critics will have a difficult time choosing which of those episodes is the most effective, because we’re opening wide the gates of effects nobody has seen before.”

Top International Technicians - James Saito, the Diabolique Films executive of the "BloodMania" team, who has assumed the challenging job of recruiting major talent, has chosen some well known genre experts for the project. One example is award-winning Screenwriter/Producer Bob Schultz, whose last two horror films Mr. Saito points out, have been screened around the world, on every continent except Antarctica. Mr. Schultz is writing one of the episodes Mr. Lewis will direct. Each of the other directors will create his or her own episode, and Jim Saito promises a competitive atmosphere that will result in “scenes that blast off the screen.” The promise made by both Herschell Gordon Lewis and James Saito: "BloodMania will set a level of entertainment, shock, and wild humor that will be the benchmark for years to come."

Jim says... "I saw my first Herschell Gordon Lewis movie at a drive-in theater in 1971. It change the way I looked at horror cinema, and was instrumental in shaping me into the gore-hound that I am today. The fact Mr. Lewis has specifically chosen Diabolique Films as the vehicle for a long-awaited new venture is not only thrilling, but a particular honor. Satisfying his legion of fans and introducing his brand of cinema to a new younger audience is a responsibility that we all take very seriously indeed!"


"This is the best zombie book I have ever read,"

"Great story . Hard to stop reading, and leaves you wanting more. Characters that you can relate to"

"loved the pace of the book and the thought he put into the story"

"Over all loved the story and want more now"

"well written and entertaining"

So what's this entertaining story about...

Within hours of succumbing to a plague, millions of dead rise to attack the living. 

Brian Williams flees the city with his sister Sarah, literally just ahead of the undead horde. Their post-apocalyptic journey begins with refuge in the mountains, then takes them across a destroyed nation. Although banded with other survivors, the group remains desperately outnumbered and under-armed. With no food and little fuel, they must fight their way to safety. 

RISE is the story of the extreme measures a family will take to survive a trek across a country gone mad.

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A year and a half has passed since the dead rose, and the citizens of Cold Lake are running out of hope. Food and weapons are nearly impossible to find, and the dead are everywhere.
In desperation Cold Lake sends Brian Williams to lead a salvage team into the Rocky Mountains. But outside the small safe zones the world is a foreign place filled with new hardships. Williams and his team must use all of their skills to survive in the wilderness ruled by the dead.
What the team finds in the zombie-haunted mountains will lead them on a desperate adventure through the ice and snow of winter, in search of a possible cure to the mysterious undead contagion.

"RISE left this reader wanting a sequel and that is almost always a good thing."--28 Days Later Analysis

"[RISE] kept me reading from start to finish and I was definitely entertained."--Patrick D'Orazio, author of THE DARK TRILOGY

The third book in the chilling crime thriller RISE series. Nine years after a worldwide zombie apocalypse, the Mission Safe Zone is struggling to deal with the presence of a serial killer within the population.  Salvage teams have also noticed that the undead outside the walls are changing, becoming more dangerous.

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Christine Bently's Newest Film Ghost of Goodnight Lane Released

Christine Bently is a Scream in Ghost of Goodnight Lane

Christine Bently proves that blood red is her signature color in her newest film to release, The Ghost of Goodnight Lane; the independent thriller is set to release this month.

The film chronicles an eccentric director, played by Billy Zane, attempting to reshoot scenes from his horror film starring glamorous movie star Laurel Matthews, played by Bently. Along with Bently’s movie within a movie costar, played by Danielle Harris, and Zane’s resourceful coworkers, played by Lacey Chabert and Matt Dallas, Bently must help battle off one relentless ghost who is tearing the haunted studio apart one body at a time.

"The irony of me playing such a successful actress was that I was working alongside Lacey Chabert, Danielle Harris, and of course Billy Zane, while I was a struggling Texas actress driving a beat up Ford Focus complete with a cracked windshield and outstanding parking tickets.”

"This is the fourth horror film for Bently. As such, it was no surprise she felt shooting the film was anything but scary. “My favorite scenes to film were the dark hallway scenes with Billy. In between takes we would crack jokes and bust out laughing. He also taught me my German accent which I still use to this day."

Bently’s love for horror films does not just come from her past work. When asked which type of movie she is drawn to most she candidly responded, “I mean, I’ve always been a horror film geek. I named my dog Teddy Krueger for a goofy homage to Nightmare On Elm Street.”

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Possession Experiment

When college student, Brandon Jensen, takes on a theology project, he taps into another side that had been hidden away from him.

Starring: Bill Moseley (Devil’s Rejects, Army of Darkness), Greg Travis (Starship Troopers, Showgirls), Mark Joy (Dogma), and Chris Minor

Written by: Mary Dixon

Produced by: Digital Thunderdome

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Penny Dreadful Episode 8: Grand Guignol

Catch Episode 8 tonight at 10PM on Showtime…

Vanessa and Sir Malcolm confront their worst nightmares in the season finale.

Pay close attention to tonight’s episode as there will be another contest coming up!

Don’t forget to use this special promo code for to purchase Penny Dreadful merchandise! The code is HORRORFAN20 and it will offer you 20% off all Penny Dreadful merchandise if you use that code. Click here to visit the Penny store. The code is valid through 12/31/14!

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Sunday Scares: "Dead End Job"

Today’s Sunday Scares features a short animated film that was made as part of the Rialto 48 Hours Film competition. They do an amazing job for a film that was created in 48. 

Gas station workers, Eddie and Kevin find themselves the targets of a malicious serial killer whilst working the dreaded late shift.


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Teaser Trailer for "Dick Johnson & Tommygun vs. The Cannibal Cop

JFR Productions has released the teaser trailer for its upcoming action horror thriller Dick Johnson and Tommygun vs. The Cannibal Cop, which begins filming in Buffalo, New York next month.  The film was written by John Renna, who will co-star with Sam Qualiana (Snow Shark, The Legend of Six Fingers) as mismatched police detectives hunting the titular cannibal.  The cast also includes Debbie Rochon (Dry Bones), Danny Hicks (Evild Dead 2: Dead by Dawn) and Timothy Patrick Quill (Army of Darkness).  Renna will co-produce and co-direct with Chris Rados (His Name is Clownface) of WNY Grip & Lighting.

“The teaser shows the vibe we’re going for,” says Renna.  “A 70s cop film blended with 80s horror and 90s action flicks.  Chris will be shooting much of the film since I’ll be on screen most of the time with Sam.  We’ve got a really tight unit here in Buffalo, and plan to deliver a movie fans of all these subgenres will love.”

In the film, which purports to be based on a true story, Hicks plays Captain Phil Philips, who assigns straight arrow Dick Johnson (Qualiana) and wild card Jeff “Tommygun”  Thompson to solve a series of gruesome murders which may lead to the department’s front doorstep.  Rochon plays Yvonne, an insider who may hold the secret to the mystery, and Quill plays Shabby Sammy, a shady character who leads the detectives through Buffalo’s criminal underworld.

Renna, who is also a special make-up effects artist, intends to use squibs for the massive shootout scenes rather than use digital blood, and he and Rados intend to track how much red stuff they splatter.  When production wraps, they will spearhead a drive to match the same amount of blood for UNYTS Resources in Buffalo.

“We’re making this film in our home town and want to do something positive for the community,” says Rados.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dr. Fudgenstein

Dr. Fudgenstein specializes in various delightfully delicious fudge and candy experiments made with horror fans in mind. All of Dr. Fudgenstein's creations come adorned with horror-themed candy treats and each and every order is made fresh right before we ship!

Check out a few of their tasty treats….

S'mores Fudge (16 oz.)

Gather around the campfire for a Dr. Fudgenstein Favorite: One Pound of Milk Chocolate S'mores Fudge Topped with Unique Horror Candies and delicious mini-marshmallows!

White-Choco Oreo Fudge (16 oz.)

For his White Chocolate Oreo Fudge, Dr. Fudgenstein combined two favorite flavors- white chocolate and Oreo cookies- for a treat that's devilishly divine.

Choco-Caramel Pretzel Fudge (16 oz.)

For his Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Fudge, Dr. Fudgenstein mixes his two favorite things- sweet treats and salty snacks- for one unforgettable fudge flavor.

Milk Chocolate Fudge (16 oz.)

A Dr. Fudgenstein Original: One Pound of Milk Chocolate Fudge Topped with Unique Horror Candies perfect for ghouls and gals of all ages!

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The Horror Commune

For those horror fans on Tumblr, here is a new blog for you to join, and talk horror...

To bring the horror community together! I want this blog to be a way for horror bloggers to make new friends, share their love for the genre with one another, things like that.

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Neo-Giallo Thriller CITY OF LUST coming to DVD & VOD July 1st

On July 1st, Brain Damage Films will release the indie horror-thriller City of Lust (previously titled "Yellow"), an imaginative and intense film styled in homage to Giallo horror films from the 1970's but set in the present.  DVD availability is set to include many retailers and websites including Amazon, as well as rental chains including Family Video.  VOD availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite operators and internet platforms.

About the Film
City of Lust is a modern day Giallo film produced by Soft Cage Films, a not-for-profit art organization based out of Chicago.  World traveler and Writer/Director David A. Holcombe draws heavily from his serious involvement in both the Chicago film community as well as experimental theater.

The film uses many unconventional techniques and offers a claustrophobic atmosphere, sharp compositions, and radiant colors. City of Lust has been described by critics as being "smart, risk taking and edgy".

Arianna is a young woman who moves to the city to escape a traumatic family life in the suburbs. She works as a cosmetologist and is showing early signs of formaldehyde poisoning. New to the city and lonely, she reaches out to a female sex line operator. They agree to meet and soon begin a volatile relationship. An altercation at work results in Arianna losing her job. Then, people in her life begin to turn up dead. With Arianna's health, career, and new relationship all disintegrating before her eyes, how much longer can she, and those around her, survive?

Official Trailer and More Information

Creepy, Claustrophobic and Chilling: Drifter is Coming For You!

Director Joe Sherlock's creepy indie horror flick, DRIFTER, is newly available as a limited edition unrated director's cut DVD, following a successful World Premiere as the "Friday Night Midnight Movie" at Crypticon Seattle 2014, and leading up to a Portland, Oregon premiere near the end of August.

In DRIFTER, a mysterious drifter hides out in a vacant house much to the realtor's chagrin. The Drifter is losing his mind with bloody consequences for handymen, painters and others who show up at the house, but why? 

Sherlock describes the movie as, "A fun b-horror ride filled with blood, guts and hot chicks!"

Sherlock wrote, directed, shot and edited the feature, which features an 80s synth core by Steve (Shriek of the Sasquatch, Zombie Pirates) Sessions that calls to mind PHANTASM and THE FOG.

The movie stars Bob Olin as the Drifter, alongside Richard Johnson, Stephanie Lunceford, Bryn Kristi and a number of featured players from NBC's GRIMM including Sonya Davis, Rollyn Stafford and Shawna Dedek. Special effects make-up work is done by Rob Merickel.

DRIFTER holds its Portland, Oregon premiere on August 23 at the Clinton Street Theater:

More information plus the trailer and pics can be found at

Smash or Trash Indie Filmmaking calls DRIFTER, "a movie that combines elements from home invasion, Steven King’s horror novels, and a dollop of Don Coscarelli‘s PHANTASM. Joe Sherlock is treading a balance of humor, mystery and scares and does a job of it with this production…it never feels like a low budget production. Sherlock makes the most of his cast and his production values. The lighting and camera work is top notch…Creepy, claustrophobic and chilling."


Friday, June 27, 2014

Monster-Mania Con 28

Will all be at…

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Simon Rumley to judge Shortcuts To Hell 2

FILM NEWS (UK): Simon Rumley joins judging panel for National film competition SHORTCUTS TO HELL 2

Simon Rumley, who has just completed post production on his first ‘Hollywood’ movie The Last Word, will be one of the judges for the film competition, SHORTCUTS TO HELL 2, which is run by FrightFest, Horror Channel, Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios.

He said today: “'As an arena to experiment, innovate and, ultimately, learn a craft, short film making always will be the lifeblood of film-making. It's great, therefore, to have a competition such as this to give aspiring film-makers an added incentive to try to realise their goal. This is a unique and mind-blowing opportunity”'

He will join Rosie Fletcher, acting editor of Total Film, Horror Channel’s Emily Booth, FrightFest director, Paul McEvoy, Wildseed Studio’s Creative Director, Jesse Cleverly and Movie Mogul’s John Shackleton, who are looking for new filmmakers primed and ready to make their first horror feature film.

The panel will choose three finalists who will then go forward to this year’s FrightFest event at the Vue West End in London, and have their 3-minute films screened before the discerning FrightFest audience. The overall winner will be chosen by public vote and will have their film produced by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios, entering production early 2015, with a minimum cash production fund of £20,000. The completed feature film will receive UK digital distribution, its world premiere at FrightFest 2015, and a broadcast premiere on Horror Channel.

All entries have until to Tues 22 July to upload their 3 minute films on to YouTube, submitting the link to by 6pm on 22nd July. Downloadable T&C’s from must be adhered to.

Check out for more rules and more details.
Last years finalists are available on iTunes

One's Man's Island

"Gripping from the moment you start reading, One Man's Island is a leap into a post apocalyptic world, overwhelmed by fear and desperation but also filled with a fantastic new hero"

"I thoroughly enjoyed the read and recommend it if apocalyptic stories are your thing."

"Couldn't put it down."

"What an awesome, exciting, unbelievable book. A wonderful story from a really great author."


So what's this work of art about...

The first book of an exciting new series by Thomas Wolfenden.  Just home from Afghanistan, Sergeant Major Tim Flannery’s personal life is in shambles. He’s always been able to make the right decisions in tight spots, but waking to find the entire Earth’s population dead from an unknown calamity from the cosmos, he’s forced to make the hardest decisions of his life. Follow him across a Continent, then an Ocean to find his fate, and to see if one man can change the world, make a difference and save humanity once and for all…

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The 15th Annual TromaDance Film Festival is happening this weekend!

Just a reminder: The 15th Annual TromaDance Film Festival is happening this Friday and Saturday in Brooklyn, NY! Please help spread the word about our gala affair with some promo videos from the punk rock sketch comedy collective Murderfist

1) Murderfist | TromaDance 2014 Brooklyn | Monster:
2) Murderfist | TromaDance 2014 Brooklyn | Stabbing:
3) Murderfist | TromaDance 2014 Brooklyn | Ass Tits:

Unlike every other film festival, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers to submit their films or fans to attend events. Entry to all screenings and panels is free of charge and completely open to the public. To celebrate Troma’s 40th anniversary, and the 30th anniversary of The Toxic Avenger, we are bringing the festival to New York for the first time ever! Come on down to The Paper Box Theater June 27th & 28th to see some of the finest features and shorts the independent film world has to offer!

No Entry Fee
June 27th & 28th
The Paper Box
23 Meadow St
New York, NY 11206
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