Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Journey to Hell Every Horror Fan has been Waiting for..."The Passage"

Filmmaker Anthony Altamura Opens The Passage

The Journey to hell every horror fan has been waiting for...
'The Passage' 

Somewhere in all of us lies the fear of staring Evil in its face. But what happens when you cannot turn and run away from it? The Passage brings the terrifying answer to that question directly to the viewer in an experience that will linger after the credits have rolled. 

An ill fated man named Michael tries to escape the grasp of the Devil himself.
He soon realizes there is no escaping his journey through the dark. 

Writer/Director Anthony Altamura is preparing to film the final product of this horrifying story come November.
Check out the indie gogo campaign Altamura and his team at Nightmare Film Crew have launched
Help Raise Hell...


Justin Colon - Michael
Kristen Doscher - Daisy
Victoria Ng - Demon In Red
Bryden Di Gennaro - The Devil
Judith Anna Di Donato - Future Daisy
Richard Sacher - Future Michael

Anthony Altamura - Writer/Director/Cinematographer
Michael Nicholas Wolf - Art Director
Michael Barone - Executive Producer
Amedeo Barone - Producer/Co-Writer
Justin Manas - Score Composer
Christopher Mas - Sound

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Die a Different Way When Horror Hit BLOOD PUNCH Hits DVD/VOD 9/1

Festival Hit Blood Punch Available Nationwide September 1
Die A Different Way on DVD and Digital HD

"...a supernatural film noir on meth, with heaps of dark humor and a madcap edge that cuts deep." -- Bloody Disgusting

Los Angeles, CA - Bluff Road Productions and Midnight Releasing are excited to announce the DVD and VOD release of Blood Punch.  Directed by Madellaine Paxson, the film reunites "Power Rangers RPM" stars Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet and Ari Boyland in a bloody thriller, centered on a murderous love triangle that takes a shocking and grisly supernatural turn.  Blood Punch pulls you into its vicious cycle on DVD, Digital HD and cable VOD starting September 1.

Blood Punch has been an audience and critical favorite since its premiere at the Austin Film Festival, where it won the Dark Matters Audience Award.  Paxson was honored with Best Director and Best Feature at the Hoboken Film Festival, while the film has taken home seven additional Audience and Best Feature awards.  

Milton (Cawthorne, Deathgasm), a brilliant chemistry student breaks out of court-mandated drug rehab with a mysterious bad girl, Skyler (Tennet, "When We Go to War"). Looking to recruit a cook for a one-day drug score, she lures him to an isolated cabin with her psychotic and trigger-happy boyfriend Russell (Boyland, "Shortland Street").

Russell reveals that he plans to murder Milton as soon as he is finished cooking the drugs, and their simple love triangle quickly descends into a mind-blowing supernatural cycle of carnage and mayhem with no end...and no escape.

The DVD release of Blood Punch (SRP $17.98) will exclusively include deleted scenes, outtakes and test footage.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 25

On select nights from September 18th through November 1st, 2015, the streets of Universal Studios Florida® theme park come alive with hordes of horrifying mutants, monsters and maniacs. With 25 years of experience to draw from, nobody creates a more nightmarish Halloween event filled with truly original scares and authentic horror movie moments. You can explore terrifying haunted houses, make your way through multiple scare zones where creatures lurk around every turn, enjoy outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park’s most exciting rides and attractions.

Halloween Horror Nights annually draws hundreds of thousands of horror fans from around the globe. Tony Timpone, Editor of Fangoria Magazine, said, "After visiting scream parks all across the U.S. for the last 20 years, I can easily say that Universal’s is the best in the business… Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween experience."

And here are the first few houses that have been announced…

And for those who are familiar with the event…

The legendary Jack the Clown makes his triumphant (and twisted) return to present the biggest and scariest Halloween Horror Nights® ever!

Tickets are now available!

We recommend the RIP and Behind the Screams tours!

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Scares: "Windigo Origins"

Today’s Sunday Scares feature takes you way back in history…

The film is set in 1883 and is loosely based on the Bauman story which was documented in a book written by President Theodore Roosevelt. 

The term Windigo is derived from Native American folklore. Modern day Cryptozoologist believe that Windigo stories were actually early Sasquatch sightings.

Starring: Nathaniel Barber and Matthew Barber

Directed by: Matthew Barber

Written by: Nathaniel Barber and Matthew Barber


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Fear the Walking Dead Premiere Party to Take Place in Las Vegas

Sunday August 23rd marks the series premiere of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD - and the Las Vegas Viewing Party will be hosted by EVIL DEAD

Celebration/mini-convention kicks off in Las Vegas

THE WALKING DEAD is the biggest show on cable television, with a rabid fanbase that grows with each new season. FEAR THE WALKING DEAD is the highly anticipated spinoff series that has zombies invading TV during the summer as well as at Halloween-time.

The cast and crew of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL are fans of the show and have been hosting THE WALKING DEAD Viewing Parties for several seasons now in Las Vegas. Presented by Fat Beard, the WATCHING DEAD viewing party will be at SHAKESPEARE'S GRILLE AND PUB, 790 Coronado Center Dr, Henderson NV 89052.  

The WATCHING DEAD starts at 8pm and continues until the last fan has gone home, typically around 2am. The entire event is hosted by Sirc Michaels and the cast of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, who will be on-hand to take pictures with fans, give out prizes, host trivia, and more. 

THE WATCHING DEAD is an experience designed with the WALKING DEAD fans in mind. A variety of WALKING DEAD and zombie-related merchandise - much of it hard-to-find items - will be available for purchase. There are also added elements of entertainment including rounds of WALKING DEAD trivia during commercial breaks, an ongoing raffle, and a costume contest. 

"THE WATCHING DEAD Viewing Parties have become an institution here in Las Vegas," said Sirc Michaels, producer and director of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL. "We're excited to be able to expand the parties to include the spinoff series FEAR THE WALKING DEAD. It's an entire evening of entertainment built around one of the most popular television shows on cable, for fans by fans, making this a unique experience you can only get in Las Vegas, hosted by the BLOODIEST show on the Las Vegas Strip." 

To ensure everyone can see and hear the episodes, the venue is equipped with state of the art sound and screens. The goal is to make sure there isn't a bad seat in the house. Fans are encouraged to come early to claim their seats before the episode starts.

For more information about EVIL DEAD please visit:

Hosted by EVIL DEAD
Featuring the series premiere of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, rounds of trivia, raffles, costume contests, prizes, exclusive merchandise

790 Coronado Center Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89052

Sunday 8/23
8pm - ?

About Evil Dead: The Musical
Endorsed by Bruce Campbell and embraced by Sam Raimi, EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL is the official live stage show of the cult classic film trilogy. This award-winning production has been thrilling Las Vegas audiences since October 2011. It boasts 2 venues, performs 5 nights a week, and has fans who come from around the world to be entertained by "the bloodiest show on the Strip". Performances can be seen at the V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino nightly.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

9th Story Podcast

The Flagship show of 9th Story Studios, The 9th Story Podcast is also Parsec Award Nominated and is dedicated to exploring Story and Storytelling.

Check out a few of the episodes…

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The Corn Estate Haunted House 9th Season

The Corn Estate’s 9th Season
October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31, 2015
7 PM to 10 PM
Storm King Fire Engine Company #2
233 Hudson Street (Route 218), Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
$8 at the Door
SAVE with $6 advance sale tickets at

The Corn Estate returns for its 9th Season!  

The Corn Estate is proud to open for the 9th year in a row, to provide scares and raise money for the Storm King Fire Engine Company #2.

This year the Corn Estate presents its scares with a brand new theme “The Best Little Corn House with Hexes.”  Once you enter the realm of the Thaddeus Corn and his evil family, you may never escape. Visitors must be careful to avoid the magical traps of the Queen of Fire, or they will be forced into Thaddeus Corn’s workforce of the undead, forever toiling away in the family mines. Dare you visit?

The Corn Estate is created each year by Russell Dreher and Charlie Quinn as a fundraiser.  Thousands of people pass through the doors of the Corn Estate each year.  Last year, the legend of Thaddeus Corn helped to earn Cornwall, NY the title of number one town in America for Trick or Treating!

Come find out why the Corn Estate is quickly becoming an annual tradition for our fans!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Murder Red Ink

"Murder Red Ink, is fast moving and the reader needs to think on their feet. Don't try and get ahead of the author because you can't do it."

"Wonderful novel, tantalizing plot and theories, and another great story from this author. Keep 'em coming!"

"Murder Red Ink delivered on plot and characters. This book was creepy and suspenseful. It will have you sleeping with the night light on. Looking forward to his followup work."

"This was my first Mord McGhee story, and I felt like I was missing a private joke to some extent. This is a gripping story that makes you ponder what you think you know about the Ripper. Now I gotta go back and read McGhee's other work."

"Parts of it are very creepy and disturbing. Kind of a Thomas Harris feel to them. I actually put the book down once with a shudder and walked away. Got a drink of water and came right back because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. No, I didn't just want to know... I HAD to know!"

So what's this creepy and disturbing book about...



MURDER RED INK is nominee for and Horror Novel of the Year and is a terrifying, stomach churning exploration into the 1888 Whitechapel serial killer known today as Jack the Ripper.  Everything you thought you knew about JACK THE RIPPER, JFK, and MODERN HISTORY is sliced from ear to ear by the twisted mind of this "refreshing author to watch!"

Something's gone wrong with PoltergeistG2. Erich is reliving the past, his sleep tormented by nightmares so real... so horrifying that he is willing to walk away and never look back. But the Ripper has other ideas. 

Allena's grandfather was a modern day monster responsible for killing the innocent and selling their organs on the black market. She wants nothing to do with him, but the Ripper has other ideas...

MURDER RED INK is a mind-bending sci-horror novel that gives a stunning voice to the past and shapes the future into something darker than the elder gods of H. P. Lovecraft or the Yellow King of Ambrose Bierce.

This is a must read…please click the pic and get your copy…

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Halloween Anthology - Accepting Submissions

It's now time for a new anthology! This one is all about Halloween, so submit your classic and modern horror stories to before September 30th to ensure that you're work is considered.

As always there is no word count or strict theme, I'd prefer you to be as creative as you like. For the full details including terms and conditions, check out

Looking forward to reading your stories!

4 Year Anniversary!

August 14, 2009 will always be a special day for me. It was when I went from being a just horror fan watching horror movies to a participant in the world of horror. It was when I created HorrO’s Gory Reviews, and formally introduced myself to the horror world as HorrO. Go figure my first review wasn’t even a horror movie, but a sci-fi one (District 9). Hey, I was a rookie, plus I got to see the movie before its official release. I’ve gone from being a rookie to creating HorrO’s House of Horror, and couldn’t be happier about it. Now if you will bear with me for a little self-promotion, and some “thank-you’s.”

  I want to celebrate HorrO’s Gory Reviews’ 6-year anniversary by thanking all those who have taken the time to read at least one review. It means something to know someone has read your work. I certainly want to thank those who have been with me from the beginning because without you there might not have been even a second or third year anniversary.

  For those reading this at and aren’t aware of my review blog, please take a minute and check it out. Besides reviews, it’s also a place for some other horror fun with pages like the ‘Horror on TV,’ ‘iPhone Horror Apps of the Month,’ and ‘Horror Item of the Week.’ Please feel free to follow me on Twitter under @Horrosreviews, and “Like” the Facebook page.

Not celebrating an anniversary is my second site: The Dog Days in Zombieville. This is the story I wrote and decided to make a Twitter story. The story was tweeted first, and then posted on the site. The Dog Days in Zombieville is the journal of Max Wagner, as he has documented his fight for survival in Zombieville. Honestly, with my time spent on promoting horror, I haven’t been able to finish the story. Max isn’t dead, and the story will continue at some point. For those who want to check it out, there are links on the site so that you can start reading from the beginning. Also, there are some other zombie related pages such as, ‘Zombie Pics,’ ‘Zombie iPhone Apps,’ and ‘Star Wars Zombies.’ If you want to follow the story on Twitter, you can find it under @ddnzombieville, and “Like” the Facebook page.

And now for the big one: the 4-year anniversary of Yes, HorrO’s Gory Reviews is older, but I say big one here because of the overwhelming support for It has been more than I could have ever imagined. With that said, I have to thank everyone who has requested a promotion, or as I like to call you “creators of horror.” The site wouldn’t exist without those requests. I continue to be amazed at how many creators of horror there are out there. Every time I think I’ve seen it all, someone gives me the opportunity to promote something I would never have thought of.

  Secondly, I have to thank all of the horror fans out there. The creators of horror need an audience, and you have provided that in a big way. Someone has to enjoy the promotions after all. I hope you all have found something to your liking. It’s truly an honor to see so many of you repeatedly visit the site, follow along on Twitter under @PromoteHorror, “Like” the Facebook page, and follow on Instagram.

  I never thought I would be here 4 years later. I also never thought would help so many people. I honestly feel that if I walked away from it now I know I had some impact in the horror world even if it was small one. I don’t say that to be arrogant, but to prove to myself that I haven’t wasted my time. I know I helped someone make a movie. I know I helped someone sell a book. I know I helped someone get their project funded. I know I helped someone get their artwork seen. I know I helped get short films noticed. I know I helped podcasts get heard. That’s what “Spread the Horror” means when I repeatedly mention it.

  With 6 years of reviews and 4 years of promotions down, I’m eager to continue reviewing, and spreading the horror. I’m not sure what the future holds, but I will continue to do this as long as I can, and as long as the horror world will have me. From a creator of horror and horror fan myself; I truly appreciate the support, and all of the compliments that I’ve received. Like I said, this wouldn’t be anything without all of you great creators of horror, and the passionate horror fans out there. The compliments really go to you!

Thank you!!!


Emmanuelle Vaugier Reprises Her Role as The Morrigan in the Television Series Lost Girl

Emmanuelle Vaugier reprises her role as The Morrigan in the final season of Showcase’s television series Lost Girl this fall after sizzling on screen this summer as Niko on ABC’s/CTV’s Mistresses

Emmanuelle’s charitable foundation annual cocktail event ‘The Fluffball’ will be held in Los Angeles on October 3rd, 2015 to raise money for The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation  

Emmanuelle Vaugier continues to reprise her role on the innovative series Lost Girl, a supernatural highly rated drama series. Playing the role of The Morrigan, Emmanuelle breathes life into her vain and dangerously sociopathic character. The sixth season of ‘Lost Girl’ promises to be the most electrifying season yet. Dubbed ‘the end begins’ the final season of Lost Girl airs on Showcase in Canada on September 6th and on a future date on Syfy in the USA.

Stunning Emmanuelle sizzled all summer as Niko in a six-episode guest role on the third season of ABC’s/CTV’s MistressesNiko was a role that Emmanuelle enjoyed playing as tough, sexy and rocks a very distinctive style and doesn’t care what you think about it. She played the new mixologist at Wunderbar and a thorn in Joss’ (Jes Macallan) side. Mistresses airs on Thursday nights at 9pm on ABC and CTV.

Emmanuelle is best known for her popular role as Charlie Sheen’s ex-fiancĂ©e Mia on the award-winning CBS comedy Two and a Half Men in which her character returned for the series finale earlier this year. For three seasons she played Detective Jessica Angell on CSI: NY, and in the USA Network crime seriesCovert Affairs.

One of the roles that Emmanuelle connected most with was playing a woman who rescues animals inSusie’s Hope, a role for which she won best actress at the Greensville International Film Festival. It’s Christmas, Carol!, another starring role for Emmanuelle, won her a Leo Award. Emmanuelle also stars inAbsolute Deception alongside Cuba Gooding Jr.

Her numerous television appearances include the female superhero for the SYFY television pilot of the comic Painkiller Jane, and had a starring role in the Master of Horror series directed by John Carpenter. She also portrayed Dr. Helen Bryce; Lex Luthor‘s wife on the WB‘s hit drama Smallville. Emmanuelle spent two seasons in a recurring role on One Tree Hill

Emmanuelle’s feature film endeavors are just as impressive include Saw II, Saw IV, Secondhand Lions(Michael Caine, Robert Duvall), 40 Days and 40 Nights (Josh Hartnett) and House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim to name a few.

Off-screen, Emmanuelle is an avid animal lover. A project that is very close to her heart is her own 501c3 charitable foundation ‘The Fluffball’, which raises money for various animal charities through her annual cocktail event. This year ‘The Fluffball’ will be held in Los Angeles on October 3rd 2015 and the recipient this year is The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation.  

A dedicated equestrian Emmanuelle competes on a horse rescued from a situation of neglect. Emmanuelle paints to express her creativity and contributes a major portion of her sales to the many charitable animal rescue organizations she supports.

Emmanuelle’s inner and outer beauty shines through as she is among the select group of women to be on ‘Maxim‘s Top 100’ list twice. She was also named fifth on Femme Fatal magazine’s 50 Sexiest Women on the Planet’, and was named ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ for the sixth time by Smartasses Magazine. Emmanuelle has graced the covers of Maxim, Femme Fatal, Dolce Vita, Flare, UMM, Status, Modern Dog, LA Health, Vancouver View, Vancouver Lifestyles, Western Living Condo, Donato, Steppin’ Out and Infamous.

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Photo Credit: Brie Childers

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Malus Domestica

It's been five years since Robin Martine's father threw her mother Annie off the second-floor balcony and broke her neck.

Five long years since Robin was locked away in a mental hospital for telling the authorities that the murder was caused by a witch. A witch named Marilyn Cutty.

Three years ago, a man named Heinrich Hammer came for her. 

"I'll get you out of here . . . but you'll have to kill."

Now a veteran witch-hunter and YouTube star, Robin has come back to town to settle up with the coven that stole her life from her. But she'll have to fight through Heaven, Hell and everything in between if she wants to free her mother's spirit from Cutty's soul-sucking apple tree and end the witches' reign over the town of Blackfield once and for all.

This book is getting great reviews like these…

"This is an excellent example of the dark fantasy genre, with plenty of scares in there to appeal to true horror readers. The world-building is beautifully executed with interesting foes and not an info-dump in sight. The characters are thoroughly fleshed out and believable with motivations and histories that add to the carefully-paced plot. I couldn't put this book down and found myself being dragged deeper and deeper into this twisted world that just gets more interesting.

That all comes together to form an engaging, thrilling, dark, and twisted read that will drag in those who love Steven King and related authors."

"The best way I can summarize this book is Salem's Lot had a love child with both Jack Reacher and Supernatural. It is a mix of dark fantasy, horror, and occult in the best way possible.”

“This book didn't take long to become a favorite. If you have any interest in dark fiction, occult, or anything along the lines of Supernatural, then you definitely need to check this one out."

"I can't recommend Malus Domestica highly enough for fans of modern horror and thrillers. It's dark, it's meaty, it's satisfying in a way I haven't experienced since NOS4A2. Fingers crossed for a sequel - this novel deserves it."

Don’t wait…click the pic and get your copy today…

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Horror Movie Melany Rose Seeks to Raise Funds Through Crowdfunding

Pensacola Florida based Zero House Productions has been working to bring the full-length Melany Rose film into reality.  “We found a great cast and crew,” shares director/writer Javan Garza, “but as we headed into production we knew we would need additional financial support to make the movie we want to make.”

Melany Rose is a take on Project MKUltra, a government funded mind control program operated covertly through the CIA.  “I wanted to take those concepts about human experimentation and twist them into a present-day atmospheric horror movie,” says Garza.

“We landed on a great location in southern Alabama, have a cast I have the up most confidence in, and have a growing crew of dedicated professionals – but it gets expensive fast to make a full-length movie.  From costumes, special effects, and dressing out the location space – everything that is shown on screen has a price tag,” states Garza of the filmmaking process.  “Then logistic issues like generators, additional production gear, even down to having food and water on set – so many pieces come together behind the scenes too.”

With that, an Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support Melany Rose.  Perks range from a $1 contribution which gets an official ‘thank you’ in the film’s credits to posters, scripts, t-shirts, and even an opportunity for an official producer credit.

“I am grateful to be surrounded by amazingly creative people.  We want every of angle of Melany Rose, from the music to the lighting to be our best foot forward.  I’d like to encourage everyone to take a moment and follow us across social media, invite your friends to do the same, and help us get the word of mouth moving.”

Garza remarks about how the film and entertainment community is continuously growing – and how supporting current genre geared projects can make all the difference in supporting indie filmmakers.  “Most indie movies are true labors of love – we do this because we want to make a story that we believe is worth telling.  And we hope you feel the same way about Melany Rose."

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The Midnight Candle Anthology

Those are just a few sample pages from…

Over 13 Tales of Terror to Chill your Bones

The Midnight Candle Anthology is a Horror graphic novel consisting of over 13+ comic stories and 20+ creators. Many of these creators are from all over the U.S.A and a few in other places of the world. For a few of these creators this is a very big chance to get that publishing credit to their names as well as the sheer joy of seeing their work in print. 

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Film news (UK) Wind Walkers out on DVD Sept 25. Ahead of US Release

WIND WALKERS is unleashed on DVD and Download in UK on Sept 25, ahead of US release

“An intriguing, haunting supernatural thriller”(Starburst Magazine)

"Unremitting and furious, breathes fresh air into the genre." 
(The Dark Side Mag)

“A delirious, supernatural nightmare that cranks up tension levels to the max!”
(Metal Hammer)

Following its World Premiere at Film4 FrightFest, Russell Friedenberg’s, supernatural chiller WIND WALKERS will be released in the UK on DVD & Download on September 25, ahead of the late Autumn release in the US.

The film stars Zane Holz, Glen Powell, J LaRose Rudy Youngblood, Kiowa Gordon, Philip Burke, Castille Landon, Russell Friedenberg, Johnny Sequoyah and Christopher Kriesa.

Zane Holz, J LaRose and Castille Landon will be attending the FrightFest screening, alongside director Russell Friedenberg.

Synopsis: A group of friends and family descend into the swamp lands of the Everglades for their annual hunting trip, only to discover that they are the ones being hunted. A malevolent entity is tracking them and they begin to realise that one of their party, Sean (Zane Holtz), may be possessed by something he has brought home from a tour of duty in the Middle East – a demon of war so horrible and deadly that even he is unaware of its devilish presence.

Or are they facing something even more unspeakable?  Is a legendary Native American curse about to unleash its dreadful legacy? Has the mysterious Wind Walker beast, thirsting for colonial revenge, returned to claim more souls? With no place to run, the group must make a final stand – before madness and murderous mayhem consumes them all.

The film is a TriCoast Worldwide, Iron Circle Pictures and Sweet Tomato Films Presentation, in association with Ricou Browning Productions. Written and Directed by Russell Friedenberg. Director of Photography, Harrison Sanborn. Executive Producers: J.B. Jones & Thomas E. Kelly Jr. Producers: Dori Sperko, Heather Rae, Ricou Browning Jr. & Elayne Schneiderman Schmidt 

The film will be released in the UK on DVD and Download simultaneously on Sept 25, courtesy of TriCoast UK and through Movie Partnership (Digital) and Fusion Media Sales (DVD).

RRP: £12.99  Cert: 15  Running Time:  93 min, Language: English
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