Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
For Immediate Release Ap: New Anthology Features Gary Brandner Author of Howling's short story invitation in the upcoming anthology Voice from the Grave
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Voices-From-The-Grave/181405091900187
Three part Supernatural story Anthology
From master horror writer Gary Brandner, author of 'The Howling', and filmmakers Richard Stoudt and Laurence Holloway comes a relentlessly harrowing film experience. A trio of horrors that will make your flesh creep and your heart palpitate.
Deadly spirits, vengeful and maliciously spiteful give fuel to these tales of supernatural terrors.
'Invitation', based on a short story by Gary Brandner, tells the tale of loser Len Krager, who attends a party he'll never forget! A vengeful spirit exacts revenge in the tale 'All Hallows' Eve'! An exercise in suspense and atmosphere. Robert Mundy doesn't celebrate Halloween since the accidental death of his brother on Halloween night. But this Halloween night, vengeance will rise and seek retribution. Ghostly road hazards endanger a used car owner in the turbo-charged yarn 'Repossessed', a spine tingling 'vehicle' for absolute fright. Jeff purchases a killer car for a killer deal....unfortunately, the car really is a killer!
A true exercise in style and terror, 'Voices from The Grave' will thrill and chill even the most jaded horror fan!
Michael Hanelin, David Nelson, Chris Labadie,
Scarlett O'Neil, Michelle Green, Maryam Cne,
Sean Ryan McBride, Sarah Masters, Corey Henderson.
Richard Stoudt & Laurence C. Holloway
Gary Brandner, Richard Stoudt, & Joe Evans
Richard Stoudt & Laurence C. Holloway
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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Saturday, April 21, 2012
“BLOOD SPLATTERED AND CREEPY”*
IN THE BODY CLEANING BUSINESS, NO JOB IS THIS EASY…
AVAILABLE 08/14/2012 TO DVD AND DIGITAL MARKETS
FROM SHOCK-O-RAMA CINEMA
New York, NY – A bio-engineering company, a desperate political activist and two all-too-human cleaners set the scene for this spooky, smart and suspenseful film about a deadly virus with the potential to end humankind…by bringing them back from the dead.
Eschewing the ‘hordes of the living dead vs. a handful of survivors’ approach to the zombie genre, GROUND ZERO builds tension to alarming effect by pitting its relatable characters and unusual but believable challenges in the here and now.
Two professional ‘cleaners’ are hired to collect a frozen corpse located high in the mountains and dispose of it in an old warehouse, unaware the body belongs to political activist Darius, brutally assassinated by Nat-Tech Corp. after injecting himself with a deadly virus.
A swiftly-defrosting infected corpse in tow, they arrive at the warehouse to discover a group of amateur cleaners, a rising body count…and a rising corpse. Can our cleaners avert a global biological meltdown, or will Darius’ grave become Ground Zero?
Directed by Channing Lowe, Ground Zero is a visceral new take on the zombie origin genre that will have you on the edge of your seat!
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Don Drake and his best friend Fred have disappeared after traveling to a remote California cabin to visit Don's deranged brother Doug and his wife, Susan. The visit turns into a hideous life and death struggle. Don's fanatical desire but inability to father children has driven him to horrifying action. He's forced his wife to undergo a twisted and dangerous experiment which results in hatching a non-human life form in her womb. And now the Things want out. All hell breaks loose as the terrified survivors frantically struggle to prevent the horrible murderous Things from leaving their desolate blood-spattered birthplace and wreaking havoc on mankind.
Theres not much i can say except i love the old shot on video gore fests of the 80's. Things is one of my favs and im really happy the folks at intervision have been bringing back the old classic titles, like this & sledgehammer just to name a couple. Things has some of the coolest gore & just a fun thing to watch, these movies don't work unless they were done right & things was done right for sure, You wont be dissapointed if you love shot on video gore old school style then buy this dvd.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Los Angeles (April 17, 2012) – Phase 4 Films is pleased to announce the video-on-demand (VOD) World Premiere of SCARY OR DIE on May 1, 2012. The horror thriller is the creation of award winning filmmaker Michael Emanuel. Starring teenage heartthrob Corbin Bleu (The High School Musical Trilogy, Galaxy Quest) and horror icon Bill Oberst Jr., SCARY OR DIE marks Corbin Bleu’s debut role in the horror film genre.
After five strangers attempt to escape a horrifying fate, one is mauled by a flesh eating clown. Infected by the maiming, Emmet succumbs to a terrifying metamorphosis. As his body begins to change, so do his desires, placing the lives of his friends and family in jeopardy.
"I've always been a horror fan! I feel people experience sadness or joy for different reasons, but when a terrifying clown stares you down we can all agree fear is the only thing coursing through your veins,” said Corbin Bleu. “The best part of this project was getting to look in the mirror and see that clown staring back at me, except I was in control of him.”
“I hope Scary or Die gives a whole new generation some wicked fun and a few nightmares,” said Bill Oberst Jr.
The World Premiere of Scary or Die will be available on Comcast, Cox, Insight and Cablevision.
SCARY OR DIE Specifications: World Premiere - VOD Date: May 1, 2012 Genre: Horror, Thriller Run Time: 94 Minutes Rating: Pending Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen Language: English
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Monday, April 16, 2012
From the creators of Children Of The Grave as seen on SyFy. This shocking new paranormal film continues the true hauntings of children and their emotional stories of the supernatural. Featuring Ashmore Estates, Lemp Mansion, Death Alley and Gore Orphanage
REVIEW: In every place to Booth Brothers visit in this film they are able to provide us with a very true & compelling story, this is not a mockumentry everything in this DVD is real, On each occasion the Booths are able to show us hard evidence that ghosts in fact do exist as they travel to some of the scariest places in the country, this film focuses on The hauntings of little children & it is a very convincing watch. The Booth brothers are by far the best paranormal filmmakers out there & I highly recommend you buy this dvd at all costs it is a very fascinating ride.
RANK 10/10 IT DOESNT GET BETTER THEN THIS!
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Your film Indemnity is coming out on DVD with WWMM. Can you tell us how that came about and is this your first film to be distributed?
Yes. Not only is Indemnity the first film I’ve gotten distributed myself, but it also sort of marks my debut as writer, director, and editor (I’d already been acting for a long time and broke into indie films a few years ago).
Interestingly enough, I have Facebook to thank for getting it distributed! You know the old adage that says, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?” Well, thanks to Facebook, you can get to know a LOT of “whos.”
Basically, once I had Indemnity to a point where it was ready to be seen, I started sending out screener copies to numerous film festivals (where it met with varying degrees of success), and trying to find other media outlets to get it some exposure and traction.
I tried contacting the editors of magazines like Film Threat and Fangoria (which seemed to cater to indie horror films), but I didn’t really get any response – probably because Indemnity was basically an unknown, “unsigned” film. In an effort to correct this, I also sent out copies to a handful of indie film distributors; but again, I didn’t get the response I’d hoped for – probably for the same reasons!
Then, thanks to Facebook, I discovered the blogosphere and the numerous horror bloggers that haunt it. I quickly realized that this might be the best avenue to get the word out about the film (so that both distributors and the horror-craving public would take notice!) Anyway, the guys (and gals) that I contacted kindly consented to review Indemnity; and, to my delight, most of them had nothing but good things to say about it.
WWMM found Indemnity after the blog The Deadly Indie Drive-In published its write-up. I actually found that blog through a posting on another indie horror film’s Facebook page. (Women’s Studies, if you’re interested – which is a film I highly recommend, by the way!) As it happened, one of The Deadly Indie Drive-In’s writers (the one who reviewed Indemnity) became acquisitions director at WWMM. He remembered my film fondly, contacted me, and suggested that I send it in to them.
Well, after some back-and-forth between WWMM and me (just to make sure that all my questions were answered – this was, after all, my first time dealing with a distributor), I signed the deal and got it on the slate for release!
Who are your biggest influences as a genre director?
Because I fancy myself a writer (in addition to the numerous other hats I wear), I tend to look up to people who both write and direct their own material; people like Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith (loved Red State, by the way!), Joss Whedon, and James Gunn, to name a few.
But, as far as horror films go, I really have to tip my hat to Wes Craven as the master of the modern horror film. His A Nightmare on Elm Street was such a seminal film to me because it brought the supernatural back to horror. A few years before it came out, we were getting a lot of maniac slasher films (like Halloween and Friday the 13th), but nothing with a really cool supernatural angle to it – like you had with the Universal films from the 30s and 40s.
In A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven created both a modern ghost story and a genuine, modern movie monster in Freddy Krueger – something that we haven’t seen much of in recent films (except for maybe Splinter and Slither!) that I’d really like to see come back.
By the way, I also love that Robert Englund – the same guy who played the meek alien “Willie” in the original V (one of my favorite TV shows of all time) – also played Freddy so convincingly! In my humble opinion, he’s one of the best actors of our time!
Is there a vampire film you would compare Indemnity to?
I jokingly refer to it as “the dark side of Twilight.”
At its core, Indemnity is really a tale of what happens when an apparently good romance suddenly goes bad – seemingly without any rhyme or reason. Except, in this case, the repercussions are much more sinister and supernatural.
I guess the film that it might be closest to is another smaller flick from the 80s called Near Dark. In both films, the right guy ends up falling for the wrong girl and has to face the dire consequences of following his heart. What separates Indemnity from Near Dark, though, is that – up until the end – you’re not really sure who the real hero is and who’s the villain. And even after you find out, you still may be left wondering…
What is your favorite vampire film?
I’m not sure if I can really point to single vampire film as my favorite. I mentioned Near Dark as perhaps one influence on Indemnity.
Innocent Blood was another very underrated vampire flick that I always enjoyed – but I could be biased because it was shot (and takes place) in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA (which is more famous for its zombies than its vampires!)
What I think liked most about that film is that it was one of the first films that made me realize that I didn’t have to go all the way out to Hollywood to make a good movie. That it could be done in my neck of the woods. (Of course, the fact that the technology to do it has really come down in price also helped!)
I think, though, that the biggest influence on Indemnity was the anthology horror TV shows of the 1980s. I always loved Tales from the Darkside (and, to a lesser extent, its “ugly cousin” Monsters). When I first wrote the script for Indemnity, I envisioned it as an episode of one of those kinds of shows. (That also explains why it’s only an hour long!) I suppose you could also think of it as a “lost segment” from the Creepshow movies!
You have also had a hand in Fetish Dolls Die Laughing tell us a little about that?
It’s kind of a funny story of how that film came to be.
David Silvio, the director, had released another film called Meat for Satan’s Icebox through Troma a few years back. We met sometime afterward, and eventually, he cast me in a small role as a lawyer (go figure) in Dolls… (which he was working on at the time). That was in 2006. David and I continued working together afterwards on a number of projects (most notably a web series called Nocturnal www.nocturnalwebseries.com). But, any time I would speak to him, I’d always wonder whatever happened with Dolls…
Well, it turns out that David had had some disagreements with the editor of Meat for Satan’s Icebox. So, he was a little gun-shy (to say the least) about finding someone to put Dolls… together. So, in late 2010 – after I’d gained a considerable amount of experience working with Final Cut Pro on both Indemnity and another film project – I asked David if maybe I could edit Dolls… for him.
I ended up doing a lot more than just editing it! I also found a composer (Josh Loughery) to score it; a motion graphics artist (Jason Bender, who also wrote and directed Shade’s Last Run – a bonus feature on the Indemnity DVD) to do the opening titles; and ultimately, its distributor: WWMM! (It’ll be released on the same day as Indemnity!)
David was very happy with the results. Now, he even goes so far as to say that Dolls… is as much my film as it is his!
What’s next for David Dietz?
When I wrote Indemnity I had a bunch of ideas for other anthology horror stories. One that I managed to actually write is called A Thing of Beauty…, set in the art world. That’s the next thing I’d like to try to produce. I also have a short docudrama about Amelia Earhart called Resolution that will be hitting the `net soon.
Currently, I’m co-producing (and acting in) a film called Driving Nowhere with Tiffany Apan that will probably come out next year. I’m also a regular on a web series called Battle Lords (www.battlelords.tv). And you’ll be able to catch me on DVD in Death from Above with Kurt Angle some time later this year.
Of course, if you ever want to know what I’m up to, you can always visit my web site www.dietzthethird.com or “friend” me on Facebook!
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Chronicles of an Exorcism is the story of amateur filmmakers (Rob Kahn and David Michael Ross) who, at the request of the Church, document an exorcism over a three-day period. Father Michael (Matthew Ashford) and Father Lucas (Nick G. Miller) are the two Priests called in by the Church to exorcise the terror that lies within a young girl named Tina (Dara Wedel). Chronicles of an Exorcism is a disturbing journey into an unspeakable darkness never before captured on tape.
Deadly Indie Review: I liked this film a lot, we follow 3 amateur filmmakers on an exorcism so the film is done in a Blair with kinda fashion which i really liked a lot. It doesn't take long to get started and is a pretty freaky ride, this film at times really freaked me out. This is definitely one of the better exorcism genre films i have seen in a long time & i thought it beat a lot of the films i have seen in theaters as of late, fans of films like Blair witch or The Excorcist should definitely check this one out.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
1. I loved Easter bunny kil Kill & I couldnt help but wonder while
watching the film, did you have any fears that people would hate it and
get on your case for be un politicaly correct sorta speak? No.
2. What inspired somones knocking on the door? Well, I experimented with
drugs in my youth and wanted to convey a bad trip on film, that along
with the Ambrose Bierce short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
started the ball rolling.
3. Who are you major influences as a filmmaker? A few of my heroes are
Val Lewton, Mario Bava, Robert Bresson, John Ford, Sam Peckinpah, Fritz
Lang, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling .
4. Besides your two full legnth features Easter Bunny Kill Kill & Someones
Knocking at the door, both with vicious Circle Films, is there anything
else out there that you have done? Unspeakable and The Ghouls were my
first two features. Actually, both are being re-released this year by
http://www.cinedumonde.co.uk/ re-mastered and packed with special
features. Check 'em out!
5. What does the future hold for Chad Ferrin? Make a couple more flicks
before I'm 6 feet under.
6. To all the filmmkaers out there that are struggeling to finish their
films, what advice could you give them? Follow your guts and don't give up.
7. Say something to the fans, & thaks for taking the time to visit the
deadly indie drive in...My pleasure, and thanks to all the fans out
there who have dug my stuff!
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Friday, April 6, 2012
Coming to VHS: For immediate Release:
New York, NY – NEW YORK HORROR FILM PRODUCTIONS, a new motion picture production company, unleashes a bone chilling collection of never seen before '80s style horror/exploitation movies as it’s debut release!
“THE TURNPIKE KILLER” - the long awaited slasher/occult feature film by Evan Makrogiannis and Brian Weaver. Uncut on VHS!!!
“THE TURNPIKE KILLER”- limited edition DVD featuring uncensored cover art and the following bonus movies:
-“DONUTS AND A DOUBLE HOMICIDE - The Making of a Micro-Budget Horror Movie in New York City” – a full-length documentary about the making of “THE TURNPIKE KILLER”.
-“DEVIL MOON” – a throwback to classic werewolf movies and other cult 80’s favorites, such as “The Monster Squad” and the original “Fright Night”.
All of this old school horror is packaged in a retro, VHS BIG BOX!!! VHS Box cover poster features a Frank Frazetta inspired painting by distinguished NYPD homicide composite artist and 80’s VHS graphic artist Robert Philios.
Special bonus in this cult COLLECTOR’S VHS BIG BOX is a VHS poster autographed by horror icon RUBY LAROCCA!
About The Turnpike Killler In the city that never sleeps, a killer prowls the streets at night. Over a span of
ten years the butchered remains of New York City women have been found dumped along the New Jersey Turnpike. The sadistic fiend behind these horrid murders has been coined “The Turnpike Killer”. His search for the “chosen one” has left a seemingly endless trail of bloodshed and brutality. NYPD Homicide Detective Lloyd is on the job but still, “The Turnpike Killer” evades capture. Keep off the streets at night, stay out of the tunnels and avoid the bridges. You cannot escape him when all roads lead to death.
Bill McLaughlin is terrifying as the brutal Jon Beest, the madman known as “The Turnpike Killer”. Joined by a stellar cast that includes Edgar Moye (The Super) as “Detective Lloyd”, Demetri Kallas (The Super) as “Father”, Lyndsey Brown as “Jennifer” and horror icons Ruby LaRocca (The Lost) and Manoush (Barricade). “The Turnpike Killer” is sure to appease the bloodlust of hardcore fans of 1980s horror/exploitation.
INCLUDES FOOTAGE SHOT ON VHS! Directed By Evan Makrogiannis and Brian Weaver, Edited by Stephen Kilcullen, Produced by Nik Taneris. 2012
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Thursday, April 5, 2012
"Supernatural Tales", an anthology of 16 horror shorts coming to DVD!
"Supernatural Tales" is a new double DVD featuring 16 new horror short films from Denmark, all previously unreleased. All films were shown during the Movie Battle competition in connection with CPH PIX 2012 - www.cphpix.dk - which was held with the theme "supernatural horror".
Like its predecessor, "Wasteland Tales" from the previous Movie Battle in 2010 with a post apocalyptic theme, "Supernatural Tales" is a collection of no less than 16 short films clearly showing there is a surprising solid mass of film making talent for a small country like Denmark, urging to tell stories other than light comedies and social realistic drama.
This double DVD released by Another World Entertainment - www.anotherworldent.com - features all these films and provides a solid 280 minutes of pure entertainment. Many of the films are in English language, and the ones in Danish language are all provided with English subtitles.
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If troma would only go back to their older style Id still be a huge fan, i remember if troma released a film , I knew it was going to be good. But these days all you can expect is vile half porno horror thats not even that funny, toliet humor can only go so far when you do it with no class. RANK 4/10