Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Terror Film Announces DVD Release Date For Landmine Goes Click

In December of last year, Terror Films announced it had acquired the North American DVD rights to the award winning thriller LANDMINE GOES CLICK, from director Levan Bakhia. The film, which was previously released on most major VOD platforms by Gravitas Ventures in November of 2015, has been met with positive reviews since its debut.

On May 31st, Terror Films will begin its first phase of the DVD release with Family Video, currently the largest movie and game rental chain in the United States, boasting over 775 stores across 19 U.S. States and Canada.

The film stars former Disney Star, Sterling Knight; (Sonny with a Chance, So Random, Melissa and Joey), Spencer Locke; (Best known as K-Mart in the Resident Evil franchise) and Dean Geyer; (FOX’s Glee) as three American tourists hiking in the remote countryside of Georgia in Europe. When Chris (Sterling) gets trapped on an armed landmine, Daniel (Geyer) leaves him and Alicia (Locke) to fend for themselves. The threat only worsens when a local psychopath (Kote Tolordava) takes advantage of their situation and begins to taunt and torture the stranded couple.

LANDMINE GOES CLICK was an official selection at Shriekfest 2015, where it won the Best Thriller Feature Award. It also screened at the: Telluride Horror Show, Fantasporto, Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Diabolique International Film Festival, Fantafestival, Sacramento Horror Film Festival and the Fear Fete Horror Film Festival - where the company first discovered the film. Although the film had been previously released through online platforms, Terror Films revamped the poster and trailer for the film’s DVD release; it can be seen here.

Terror Films anticipates releasing the film via several other major retailers in the coming months, including Netflix, Amazon and Redbox.

Landmine Goes Click Trailer

Sunday, May 22, 2016

New Zombie Release! Never Say Die: Stories of The Zombie Apocalypse by Steve Kopas

Family, friends, lovers...

Those are just a few examples of the strong bonds that hold humanity together. But when the dead begin living, and the living start to die, who will remain connected, and who will be torn apart?

Never Say Die: Stories of The Zombie Apocalypse, explores how different relationships are put to the ultimate test when the end of the world comes crashing down around them.

Some will live, some will die, but one thing is for certain: some bonds don't break.

Jack: Years after the zombie outbreak decimates the population, Jack's sister is mysteriously taken. Will he be able to find his sister, or better yet, once he finds her, will he be able to accept what she has become?

Gordon and Elena: The morning of an estranged couple's divorce is about to get a lot more stressful when a mysterious illness turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected. Will the two be able to set their differences aside before their journey's end?

Patient 63: After a terrorist attack, civilization crumbles when a lab-created virus infects over half the world's population. Dr. Henrick Kennedy has found the vaccine in his sixty-third patient, a former infected, but his intentions are anything but good. Graham, a lonely janitor, has fallen in love with the imprisoned Patient 63. But is love enough to save the world, or will love be the means to its end all over again? (Previously released in At Hell's Gates, Volume 2: Origins of Evil)

Rosie: A little girl is given a vaccine to protect her from the impending zombie apocalypse, but when things don't go as planned, Rosie and her mom must find a way to escape their home and make it to the evacuation zone alive. The human race may depend on it.

Trevor: A troubled young man makes the decision to end his life, but when the dead come back to life and his city is overrun, Trevor has suddenly found the will to live again, only this time he realizes he has a found a new purpose in life: Revenge.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

‘Damien’ Cancelled at A&E After One Season

A&E’s horror series “Damien” has been cancelled after one season, Variety has confirmed.

The series, which starred British thesp Bradley James, was a contemporary take on the character introduced in the iconic horror film franchise “The Omen.” “The Walking Dead” alum Glen Mazzara wrote and executive produced the series, which hailed from 44 Strong Prods. and Fineman Entertainment in association with Fox 21 Television Studios. Rounding out the cast were Megalyn Echikunwoke, Omid Abtahi, David Meunier and Barbara Hershey.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

5 Websites that accept horror short stories & flash fiction submissions

If you write horror flash fiction/short stories and are interested in submitting your work to possibly be published, here are a few sites to look into.

Lamplight: A quarterly magazine of dark fiction. We are a literary magazine of dark fiction, both short stories and flash fiction. We want your best. But then, doesn’t everyone? No specific sub-genres or themes, just good stories. http://lamplightmagazine.com/submissions/

Dark Moon Digest: A quarterly horror magazine, is dedicated to provide quality fiction (from new and established writers) to fans of the horror genre. https://darkmoondigest.submittable.com/submit/21847

HelloHorror: HelloHorror accepts works of fiction, non-fiction, micro-fiction, poetry, photography, visual art and film. All entries must be in English. Translations are acceptable and should be accompanied by a copy of the original text. While we entertain most works associated with the genre, please keep in mind that our goal is to offer something new within the genre with a focus on the psychological aspects of horror. http://hellohorror.com/submit.htm

Pseudopod: Pseudopod is a genre magazine in audio form. We’re looking for horror: dark, weird fiction. We run the spectrum from grim realism or crime drama, to magic-realism, to blatantly supernatural dark fantasy. We publish highly literary stories reminiscent of Poe or Lovecraft as well as vulgar shock-value pulp fiction. We don’t split hairs about genre definitions, and we do not observe any taboos about what kind of content can appear in our stories. Originality demands that you’re better off avoiding vampires, zombies, and other recognizable horror tropes unless you have put a very unique spin on them. What matters most is that the stories are dark and compelling. http://pseudopod.org/guidelines/

Flashes in the Dark: Flashes In The Dark is looking for well-written short, horror fiction under 1,000 words. However, we are looking for real stories…not vignettes, jokes, or horrific descriptions. All stories should have a beginning, middle, and end. Just because they’re short, short stories, doesn’t mean that all the regular elements of a story shouldn’t be present: characterization, setting, conflict theme and a plot. That’s the joy – and the agony – of flash fiction, cramming all those elements into 1,000 words or less. http://flashesinthedark.com/submission-guidelines/

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

First Look! Dena Hysell's Ascent to Hell Horror Movie



Cannes, France - APL Film has acquired the international sales rights to Rumpus Room Productions and Elpis Film’s thriller/horror, Ascent to Hell. The deal was concluded by Andrew van den Houten of 79th & Broadway on behalf of the producers, with Warren Nimchuk negotiating for APL Film. Sales are currently underway at Cannes Film Market. Here is a first look at the international sales key art.

Inspired by the New York Triangle Factory Fire, which left hundreds of female workers dead, Ascent to Hell is a classic ghost story about this former sweatshop and the ghosts that are trying to escape.

Starring Azura Skye (One Missed Call), Bill Sage (We Are What We Are), John Randall Hennigan (aka WWE’s Johnny Nitro) and Cayleb Long, the film was directed by Dena Hysell.

In the story, Kate (Skye), an ambitious commercial real estate agent has her sights set on a big contract, with a wealthy investment manager (Sage). The deal is lucrative, but it is suddenly on the rocks as Kate and Mr. Browning, and the rest of the people involved in the deal must survive a mysterious supernatural trap. In order to escape with their lives, Kate must find the clues to the building’s past.
Director: Dena Hysell. Written by: Golan Ramraz off of a Story by: Isak Borg, Golan Ramraz, & Dena Hysell. Executive Producers: Andrew Van den Houten Nino Conchetta Producers: Dena Hysell and Sirad Balducci. Cinematographer: Will Turner Production Designer: Jonathan Schroeder. Cast: Azura Skye, Cayleb Long, Bill Sage, Taylor Gildersleeve, and John Randall Hennigan.
APL Film

Warren Nimchuk and Brian Sweet share the management of APL, a company engaged in international foreign sales and distribution.
79th & Broadway

Founded in 2016, 79th & Broadway is a New York based producers’ representation and film financing company that helps filmmakers get their projects sold, financed and distributed globally.

Rumpus Room Productions

Founded in 2012, Rumpus Room Productions is a bi-coastal production company focused on genre films and director driven material.

Contact
International Sales: APL Film - brian@aplfilm.com
Domestic Sales: 79th & Broadway - andrew@tentsquare.com
Production: Dena Hysell - dena@rumpusroomproductions.com