Sunday, May 29, 2016

New series, American Gothic coming to CBS this summer

AMERICAN GOTHIC centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart.

AMERICAN GOTHIC is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television. Corinne Brinkerhoff (“The Good Wife,” “Jane the Virgin”), Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (“The Americans,” “Under the Dome,” “Extant”), James Frey and Todd Cohen serve as executive producers.

AMERICAN GOTHIC premieres Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10/9c

New Zombie Book, Catalyst: Decay Chains by Kate Wars

Experience the days leading up to the zombie apocalypse.

Stormy Theo survives her first encounter with the Supervirus, but her boyfriend, Matt, is directly exposed to it. Grief devastates her as the virus consumes the person Matt once was and leaves behind a depraved monster. Propelled by pure anger, Stormy does what any lover wants to do, but no normal person actually does. She assembles a small team of survivors and goes after the organization known as Cold World. The organization that is infecting the masses and gearing up to jump-start the apocalypse. Can Stormy cripple Cold World or will her inner turmoil work in their favor?

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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

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Exorcist TV Series: Official Trailer

Check out the first trailer for the upcoming FOX TV Series, The Exorcist.

Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, “The Exorcist” broke box office records and terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film, THE EXORCIST returns as a TV series.

Directed by Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), THE EXORCIST is a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. FATHER TOMAS ORTEGA (Alfonso Herrera, “Sense8,” “The Chosen”) is the new face of the Catholic Church: progressive, ambitious and compassionate. He runs a small but loyal parish in the suburbs of Chicago. He has no idea that his quiet life is about to change forever. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, another priest finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle with evil. FATHER MARCUS BRENNAN (Ben Daniels, “Flesh and Bone,” “House of Cards”) is a modern-day Templar Knight, an orphan raised since childhood by the Vatican to wage war against its enemies. Father Marcus is everything Father Tomas is not: relentless, abrasive and utterly consumed by his sacred mission. Caught in the middle is the RANCE family, members of Tomas’ parish. On the surface, they’re a normal, suburban family, but all is not as it seems in this household. The patriarch, HENRY RANCE (guest star Alan Ruck, “Spin City,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), is slowly but surely losing his mind. Eldest daughter KATHERINE (Brianne Howey, SCREAM QUEENS) has become a recluse who refuses to leave her room. Her younger sister, CASEY (Hannah Kasulka, “The Fosters”), thinks she’s hearing strange noises coming from inside the walls. And mother ANGELA (Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis, “Commander in Chief,” “Thelma & Louise”) has been plagued by recurring nightmares, each more frightening than the last. Angela believes there is something in the house, a demonic presence, growing stronger by the day. Desperate, she begs Father Tomas for help, unwittingly setting the na├»ve young priest on a collision course with Father Marcus. Separately, each faces an insurmountable task, but together they become the only hope against an evil force that has been mobilizing for centuries.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Trailer for upcoming horror movie "Don't Breathe"

Check out the trailer for the upcoming horror film, "Don't Breathe". The film is set to be released in theaters August 26, 2016.

FILM SYNOPSIS: A trio of reckless thieves breaks into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.

Surprise ! Sleep Hollow is coming back for a 4th season.

Those seven years of tribulation may happen after all: Fox has renewed Sleepy Hollow for a fourth season, TVLine has learned.

The news comes after a season that ended in April with the death of Abbie, played by Nicole Beharie, who along with Tom Mison’s Ichabod was one of the biblically foretold Witnesses at the center of the show. At the time of the finale, showrunner Clifton Campbell told TVLine that Beharie “will not return to the show as Abbie Mills,” but added that there was a “possibility” that “reflections of her will be around.”

The Season 4 cast list, confirmed by Fox on Friday, includes Mison, Lyndie Greenwood, Lance Cross and Jessica Camacho — but not Beharie, and not Nikki Reed, who TVLine has confirmed is no longer with the series.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CLOWN set for June 7, 2016 release in theaters and VOD

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (April 14, 2016) – Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment are proud to present the theatrical and On Demand release of the Eli Roth (Knock Knock, Hostel franchise) produced horror/thriller CLOWN.  Directed by Jon Watts, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Christopher Ford, the film stars Peter Stormare (Fargo), Laura Allen (TV’s “All My Children,” “The 4400”) and Elizabeth Whitmere (The Last Hitman).  “CLOWN is a must see bloodbath,” Shaun Huhn, Horror-Movies.ca.

 
A unique, frightening and disturbing take on evil clowns, Dimension Films will distribute CLOWN in theaters on June 17, 2016 and simultaneously On Demand through Starz Digital. 

 
CLOWN is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off and his own personality changes in a horrific fashion. To break the curse of the evil outfit, the father must make grim choices with his own family facing danger.

 
To learn more about the film, please visit www.twcpublicity.com.    



Post-apocalyptic Thriller The Tribe Reveals a Hostile World in this First Trailer!

The Tribe, a post-apocalyptic thriller from director Roxy Shih and writers Ian Paxton and Chris Manask, is set for an appearance at Cannes - with Empress Road Pictures handling worldwide sales. The film starts its prestigious run with a showing at the Nice International Film Festival, with nominations for seven awards, including Best Picture. The film stars: Jessica Rothe (Parallels), Michael Nardelli , Anne Winters (Tyrant), and Cokey Falkow (Penny Dreadful).

After a global pandemic, few survivors remain in the world. On a remote ranch, three sisters fight to survive in the arid wasteland, equipped with the lessons their father taught them. When strangers in search of refuge come knocking, Sarah (Winters), Jenny (Rothe) and Danika (Chloe Jones) must fight back against growing intrusions, if they hope to survive. In a world where the lines between friend and enemy are blurred, the sisters struggle to decipher whom they can trust...even among their own family.

The Tribe is now complete and the film starts its film festival run with an international debut in Nice, France. Afterwards, The Tribe will continue to make appearances at renowned film events throughout 2016. Soon, the film will be available to many more fans of thrillers as Rumpus Room Productions and Tomato Sunrise Films bring The Tribe to global audiences.

More info on the film is available here: More info on the film is available here: https://www.facebook.com/AllisVanityFilm/ The film’s trailer is available now! Check it out!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Zombie Book of the Day: The Horde Rises by TW Gallier

Kyle is awakened out of an amazing dream by his friends, Ralph and Olivia. They are all frantic, saying it's the end of the world. He thinks the dumb computer geeks are crazy and he just wants to go back to sleep, but then they turn on the TV news and his world changes.

Zombies are running amok. There was a full-scale nuclear exchange overnight, followed up with a biological weapon attack.

He just wants to get home to his family. The three of them are convinced the skills they learned playing the video game Zombie Hunter will serve them well. It quickly proves nothing like the game, and there are a lot of zombies between them and home.

Kyle fights his way through the undead and other survivors, with his friends by his side. Their desire is to get back to their small home town before the zombies get their families. And then the next wave of attacks hit and the lights go out.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Horror Movie "Bite" now on VOD

The horror movie BITE was released may 6 on VOD. Check out the synopsis, trailer and where to see the film below.

While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she’s able to, she starts exhibiting insect-like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

VOD and On Demand viewing options

Available on Digital HD on:


iTunes

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VUDU

Google Play

"On Demand" menu on:


DirecTV

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Verizon

Charter

Suddenlink

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Slender Man movie in the works

Screen Gems, the studio behind the Resident Evil film franchise, is currently in negotiations to produce a Slender Man feature film.

The horror film will be developed in collaboration with Mythology Entertainment. The character, who originated as an Internet horror meme, is depicted as a tall, thin figure with really long arms and a featureless face.

Read more: SLENDER MAN: SCREEN GEMS DEVELOPING MOVIE BASED ON HORROR MEME