This October is the first in a few years that we've experienced no Paranormal Activity in theaters, and I admit that I'm kind of missing it. The fourth installment was incredibly lackluster, this is true, but it had become a Halloween tradition to see demonic ghosts terrorize people, and I can't help but feel that Halloween isn't the same without it.
Thankfully, there's plenty of paranormal activity on the internet to hold us over until the next installments in the franchise. Case in point: an allegedly real video that shows a man being attacked by a vicious ghost, captured on security cameras. The man is walking down a long hallway, minding his own business, when suddenly he's forced to the ground and dragged across the floor by a mysterious shadowy figure.
Real? Fake? Decide for yourself by watching the video below!
Writer, director, and actor Elliot Passantino dropped us a line with info on his latest indie project, Unicorn Sky, which he described as "an ecologically conscious paranoid conspiracy thriller/adventure/slasher film inspired by true events." Attention gotten.
The film stars Michael Kashimir, Daria Berenato, Connor Kinsman, Wendy Schribener, Elliot Passantino, Dave Gruisin, Robert Leckington, Joseph Cornacchia, Andrew Matthews, Josh Bacher, Paul Manzella, Matt Visconti, Matt Demarco, Dave Braum, Joy Stevens, and Evi Siskos.
Check out the first images and some additional details below. Look for more soon!
On January 3, 2013, NJ reporter Nicole Startz's car was discovered outside Harriman State Park in New York. Based on recently discovered new evidence and declassified CIA documents, it is believe she died discovering the truth behind a hidden military facility known as Facility 13, a facility responsible for climate tampering, and a Navy Seal's part in a top secret CIA experiment gone wrong. With the aid of local activists, a hippy mystic, and her ex-CIA father, Nicole is believed to have followed the bread crumbs to her doom... the doom behind Unicorn Sky.
Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s series thrusts forward this month with an origin story for the second protagonist. It’s a fantastic juxtaposition to last month’s adventure. Hilarious, poignant, and an absolute joy to read, “Sex Criminals” continues to be a hit. You’ll be touched in more ways than one, and you get to take a trip to “Cumworld.” What more could you ask for?
I approached the second issue of this series with minor trepidation, worried that Fraction and Zdarsky wouldn’t be able to stick the landing after their killer first issue. However, I’m happy to report that my worries were in vain, as this issue is absolutely stellar.
The book takes a step forward by taking a step back. This month begins with Suzie and Jon in the bank. Giving us a hint of our current predicament before rocketing us back to the pivotal moment after our heroes first boned.
Fraction takes us back through Jon’s “cuming” of age story. His sexual awakening is just as hilarious as Suzie’s, and it has all of the subtle differences being from the perspective of a guy. Jon’s hilarious term for his power “Cumworld” tells you everything you need to know about his perspective.
The issue is deeply rooted in character moments for both Jon and Suzie. Their relationship evolves through sincerity. Fraction displays two characters who find solace in one another. They are afraid that if they were to stop talking, the other may disappear. It’s a beautiful thing. There is a hint of superficiality to their relationship through the pursued passion of sex, which hints that the relationship may not work out in the future.
Zdarsky’s art continues to be one of a kind. His cartoonish depiction of these heavy sexual situations reminds me of after midnight adult cartoons. His ability to channel sexual energy onto the page while also zeroing in on facial features makes you feel as if you are sitting in on an intimate moment. The awkward feeling fades almost right away.
The art eases you in and makes you feel comfortable. Even if you are watching a big nosed teenage boy discover masturbation. To top it all off, the work in “Cumworld” both its depiction and the location itself are the highlight of the issue. The moment in which Jon finds himself trespassing with an erection gives way to one of the best panels of the month, as Jon rockets around the building we see his path and his multiple roadblocks on the way to his escape – its brilliant.
The dire straights that begin the issue also close it out. There is something more to the events inside the bank that Fraction isn’t giving us entirely. An antagonist looms. There are people who can seemingly pass into “Cumworld” with Jon and Suzie, and that doesn’t bode well for the future.
“Sex Criminals” continues to be a modern classic. The candid look at sexuality combined with razor sharp dialogue and impeccable art make every single page an absolute joy to read. You’ll never feel dirty as you pound through the book, but you may find yourself adjusting your pants a few times. This is tantalizing stuff.
Rating 4.5/5 Skulls.
Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios’ new creator owned series from Image is a surreal western of the best kind. A rollicking adventure steeped in history. Often pitched as “Preacher” meets “Sandman,” “Pretty Deadly” is so much more.
Emma Rios’ incredible sweeping art compliments Deconnick’s wonderful story. Inside this book you’ll find a lyrical adventure that follows a mysterious protagonist. All of the best western elements are here, and they’re given a perfect dream like twist.
Comparing “Pretty Deadly” to other series would frankly do this book an injustice. It is so unlike anything I’ve had the pleasure of reading that I found myself diving into the book a second time immediately after my first read-through. The whimsical tone that begins the book shifts suddenly into a macabre lyrical poem.
A poem that is completely captivating and educational. This book is steeped in history. The past of the protagonist is elaborated through this lyrical style. It’s a refreshing way to experience exposition. Deconnick has us following Death’s daughter.
We learn how she was conceived, and watch as she makes her way across the barren countryside of the west. Deconnick understands western tropes and isn’t afraid to put her own spin on them. The raven imagery is so perfectly articulated by Emma Rios’ art that it comes to define the book.
The stray feathers wandering through the air, the abrasive headdress, and the billowing black cloak say everything about “Pretty Deadly.” Rios finds time within her art to cut her own lease on western imagery. Everything here looks well trodden and decayed. The paneling during the lyrical poem is simply stunning. So many images are overlayed on top of one another, but it never feels overwhelming.
Instead Rios’ command of the page causes the narrative to flow like Sissy’s billowing cloak. The supporting characters feel weathered in comparison to Ginny’s innocence. It’s a fantastic juxtaposition within this world. Her bright eyes will soon fade, but until then Rios has made a point to make her stand out.
Deconnick’s story is one of personal reflection and mystery. The motivations of every character are not entirely clear. Instead, we are engaged in a mysterious adventure surrounded by even more mysterious people. Things get dark and blood is spilt, but for the most part things are rather tame.
The entire adventure feels like an acid western in a similar vein to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s work but with a little more focus. The script isn’t comfortable with providing all of the answers up front, nor should it be. Since the narrative weaves unpredictably throughout the west this is a book that is better approached with a more liberal sense of mind.
“Pretty Deadly” is pretty damn unique. It is bold, dark, and engaging storytelling with a surrealistic flavor. The engaging characters and rich sense of history give the feeling of the gigantic sprawling narrative ahead. It’s been entirely too long since we have had a book like this. While it certainly is in a league of it’s own, if you are a fan of good, dark, dream like storytelling than this is for you.
Rating: 4/5 Skulls.
Blumhouse's Incarnate has gone through a bit of a casting shake-up as Rosario Dawson has left the production and Catalina Sandino Moreno has taken her place.
THR reports Dawson left the project due to scheduling reasons. As a result Moreno (pictured) will star opposite Aaron Eckhart. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island's Brad Peyton will be directing a script by Ronnie Christensen.
The movie is due to begin production in November in Los Angeles.
The plot focuses on an unconventional exorcist who can tap into the subconscious of the possessed; he meets his match when a 9-year-old boy is possessed by a demon from his past.
Blumhouse and IM Global will co-finance the film. Blum is producing, and Couper Samuelson is exec producing with Michael Seitzman and Trevor Engelson.
We now have the trailer for the hotly anticipated “The Returned,” which makes its American debut on Sundance Channel starting on Thursday, October 31st at 9PM ET/PT.
“In an idyllic French mountain town, a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don’t know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.”
Anne Consigny, Frédéric Pierrot, and Clotilde Hesme all star.
From director Tara Anaïse, Bloody Disgusting has a pretty gruesome exclusive look at Dark Mountain, screening at the Austin Film Festival this coming weekend (Saturday, October 26 at 10:15pm at Alamo Village; Thursday, October 31 at 7:15pm at Rollins).
“Somewhere deep within Arizona’s Superstition Mountains lies the most famous lost gold mine in the world–the Lost Dutchman Mine. Its estimated worth is around 200 million dollars. Since the turn of the twentieth century, thousands of people have scoured the mountains in search of it, hundreds have lost their lives in the process, but not one has returned with an ounce of gold.
Legend has it the mine is cursed.
In March of 2011, three filmmakers set out to find the mine and document their entire process. They never made it out of the Superstitions. Eight months later, their camera and cell phones were recovered along the western edge of LaBarge Canyon. No sign of the filmmakers themselves has been found to date. Dark Mountain is the chilling reconstruction of their last days.“
A found-footage thriller inspired by actual events, Dark Mountain is written and directed by Tara Anaïse. Producers included Tamara Blaich, Jennifer Harrington, and Megan Peterson with cinematography by Pyongson Yim and editing by Jennifer Harrington.
Paramount has nabbed writer-director Chris Gorak‘s sci-fi spec script Attach, writes Heat Vision.
Gorak, a longtime production designer who segued to the director’s chair for the awesome 2006 thriller Right at Your Door, also will direct Attach.
Chronicle‘s Adam Schroeder is producing.
Explains the site, the script came with a visual test that Gorak directed and sparked a bidding war, with multiple studios involved.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is described as in a similar vein as Chronicle in that it is a big visual concept with a young cast at the center of it.
If you’re anything like me (and hopefully you’re not) you couldn’t get enough Garbage Pail Kids when you were growing up. I remember getting packages from my Mom at camp full of things like the new Skid Row album and Garbage Pail Kids. Either she wasn’t vetting the contents of these packages or she was just cool and confident that I would grow up without any issues (sorry to prove her wrong on the latter count).
One of the things I kept noticing in those days was how the “Pail” creators would often recycle images (aka make “twins”) for popular characters. You get a little bit of that from this image – but mainly it’s a cool trip down memory lane.
As a bonus I’ve included one of the grosses Garbage Pail Kids below the master image. Check it out below! And if the image still looks small when you enlarge it, it’s just the browser window. Drag it onto your desktop or a new window for the full 3000 wide experience.
It’s time to unleash our primal animal nature and succumb to the unbridled cravings for a generous dose of suspense, unspeakable desires and good old-fashioned horror storytelling! On January 21, 2014, Scream Factory is proud to present the provocative 1982 thriller Cat People Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull), this memorable cult hit is a remake of 1942 Jacque Tourneur horror noir classic. The all-star cast includes Nastassja Kinski (Tess, Savior), Malcolm McDowell ( A Clockwork Orange), John Heard (Prison Break, The Sopranos), Annette O’Toole (48 hrs), and features music by Giorgio Morotor (Top Gun, Flash Dance) with the “Cat People” theme sung by legendary artist David Bowie.
For the first time ever on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition of Cat People features anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and is packed with a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more!
Also arriving in stores everywhere on January 21, 2014, Scream Factory invites collectors and movie aficionados to dive into the horror classic Die Monsters Die (a.k.a. Monster of Terror). A film by Daniel Haller (The Dunwich Horror) and starring original “Frankenstein” Boris Karloff, Nick Adams (Invasion of Astro-Monster) and Suzan Farmer (Dracula: Prince of Darkness , 1966), this entertaining, quirky cinema classic is a loose adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story “The Colour Out of Space.”
A remake of the 1942 Jacques Tourneur horror/noir classic, Cat People stars Nastassja Kinski as Irena, a beautiful young woman who discovers love for the first time only to find that the experience brings tragic consequences. The tremendous passion of this girl’s first romantic love is so strong, however, it bypasses the chaos around her – including the extraordinary demands of her brother (Malcolm McDowell) – as it pushes her on to her own bizarre destiny. Written and Directed by Paul Schrader , this erotic fantasy about the passion and terror surrounding this first love also stars John Heard, Annette O’Toole, Ruby Dee and Lynn Lowry.
Special Features Include: New interviews with writer/director Paul Schrader, Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O’Toole , Lynn Lowry and composer Giorgio Moroder, Theatrical Trailer, Still Gallery.
WithanO Productions just released the theatrical trailer for Muck.
Muck stars the horror legend Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7-10, Hatchet) and the new Scream Queen, 2012 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Jaclyn Swedberg.
Here’s the massive plot synopsis: “On this Feast of Saint Patrick, the lucky ones are already dead…”
Muck was filmed completely on the Red Epic in Ultra HD over the course of 19 grueling all-night shoots. Shot entirely on location in the swamps and marshes of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Besides the Horror Legend and Playmate of the Year, Muck features a cast of up-and-coming actors, led by Australian hunk Lachlan Buchanan (“Newcastle”, “Pretty Little Liars”, and “NCIS: Red”) and Indian beauty Puja Mohindra.
The mix of metal and dubstep is a really tricky blend that can go horribly wrong with much greater ease than it can go right. However, Celldweller‘s “Unshakeable”, which comes from 2012′s Wish Upon A Blackstar, is that rare song that not only gets it right but it flat out knocks it right out of the park (seriously, listen to the song and try not to get pumped when the “drops” hit). And I must not be the only one who thought so as Grammy-nominated EDM musician BT has teamed up with Seamless to remix the track, giving it a much more electronic feel.
Listen to the remix below and then snag it on iTunes!
Way back in 2008 Knott’s Haunt in California hosted a Quarantine maze, which was based on the film remake of Filmax’s [REC] franchise.
With the fourth film in production, [REC] has quite the following in Spain, so much so that they have their own Halloween maze!
Entitled “REC Passage”, the event is part of PortAventura in Europe. Explains the translation, you’ll experience 15 minutes of walking in darkness where characters make you feel the real fear in five different scenarios based on the Filmax series.
There are moments of real panic and awesome effects. “Laser Effects disorient you and large movie screens that will transport you to the most terrifying moments from [REC], [REC]2, and [REC]3. The monsters will chase you and will make the 15 minutes it takes this passage to be a nightmare from which you can not wake up.”
PortAventura TV shared the following video of director Jaume Balaguero walking through the experience.
Thanks to a tip by ‘Chris O.’ we’ve learned that a gruesome Halloween display in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn has drawn heated controversy, with some calling it a work of art and others saying it crosses a line, CBS reports.
As CBS 2’s Tamara Leitner reported Tuesday, some residents called the display “demonic,” while others called it “brilliant and creative.”
The porch of the Bergen Street brownstone with the display has been turned into what appears to be a torture chamber, they explain in the following video. A surgeon with a jack-o-lantern head operates on a bloody baby doll, hooked up to an IV.
Other dolls are impaled, decapitated and mutilated, with knives or nails in their heads or skewers impaling their bodies. Another looks plaintively out of a bird cage, and another still is chained to a chair.
One doll even has a smaller doll emerging from a bloody gash in its belly, reminiscent of the Alien movies.
Before arriving on DVD and Blu-ray December 10 from Asylum, “Zombie Night” will premiere on Syfy Saturday, October 26 at 9/8c as part of the networks “31 Days of Halloween”.
The feature was helmed by Feast and Piranha 3DD‘s John Gulager, and stars Daryl Hannah, Anthony Michael Hall, Alan Ruck, Shirley Jones, and Jennifer Taylor.
In it, “Two families in a small American town face off against zombies in a long night of horror, torn between helping each other and saving themselves.“
More casting news has come for another film from Blumhouse Productions, Curve, as Teddy Sears has signed on to bring a little bit of terror to this tale. Read on for details.
According to The Wrap, Sears (pictured), who currently stars on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” has landed the lead role opposite Julianne Hough in Blumhouse’s micro-budget horror-thriller. Hough stars as a young bride-to-be who is trapped in her overturned car off a deserted highway after she deliberately crashes it in an attempt to escape a charming, predatory hitchhiker (Sears).
Universal is distributing with Jason Blum producing through his Blumhouse Productions along with Jaume Collet-Serra, Julie Yorn, and Juan Sola. Erik Olsen is executive producing. Lee Patterson is doing a rewrite on the script with the original draft coming from Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson. Exec VP of production Scott Bernstein will oversee the project for Universal.
Roadshow Films has provided Bloody Disgusting with a batch of hi-res imagery from Gregg McLean’s hotly anticipated Wolf Creek 2 which also has an Australian trailer for its November 22 release.
John Jarratt returns as the killer Mick Taylor, with Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn and Philipe Klaus also starring in this sequel to the popular Sundance slasher acquired by Dimension Films. No word on who will release the sequel, yet…
“Lured by the promise of an Australian holiday, backpackers Rutger, Katarina, and Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek Crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site’s most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor (John Jarratt). As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. And if the last man standing is to have any hope of surviving where no one else has survived before, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning to outwit the man behind the monster and become every bit as ruthless as the monster inside the man.“
If you’re going to be attending the Housecore Horror Film & Music Festival in Austin, Texas tomorrow or over this weekend, then first of all I am very jealous and might hate you just a little bit (but only a little). Secondly, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a limited edition 10″ vinyl that features two unreleased tracks from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, brought to you by the fine folk over at Scion A/V.
Below you can listen to “Ugly Mug”, the first of the two tracks. And if that gets you pumped and excited then be sure to check back tomorrow as we will be exclusively premiering the second track, “Pigs Kissing Pigs”, which will be available as a free download!
Monsters In Motion has announced that they are taking pre-orders for an expanded version of the TV mini-series Salem’s Lot soundtrack, which was composed by Harry Sukman. The 2-disc collection features over 80 tracks that were presented from pristine condition multi-channel stereo masters vaulted at Warner Bros.
Pre-orders for the soundtrack are being taken now and can be order at Monsters In Motion for $29.99. The orders will ship on October 31st.
The TV mini-series was based off of the best selling novel by Stephen King and starred David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, and James Mason, and was directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
Head on below for the full track list.
SALEM’S LOT – Part One
01. Teaser 1:03
02. The Church 0:27
03. Holy Water (Main Title #1) 2:18
04. Straker 1:35
05. Straker’s Place 1:47
06. Susan 0:48
07. The House #1 1:06
08. The House #2 1:04
09. The Cemetery 0:32
10. He Writes Good 0:19
11. Lovely Susan 1:11
12. Straker Is Troubled 1:20
13. Straker Is Nervous 0:22
14. The Day Is Here 0:45
15. Tell Me It’s Not True (Source #1) 0:47
16. Dead Dog 0:47
17. It’s Cold In Here 0:19
18. The Thing 0:40
19. Mark’s Room 0:36
20. Nothing Is Forever (Source #2) 1:28
21. Source #3 4:03
22. It’s Still Moving 0:32
23. It’s Freezing 0:46
24. The Monster Appears 0:24
25. Bumper / Somebody’s Up There 1:23
26. Old Faithful 1:05
27. So Long Kid 1:57
28. Hold It, Larry 1:23
29. Goodbye Crockett 0:15
30. Ralph Is Floating 2:24
31. Faithful 0:43
32. So Long, Danny! 2:50
33. Confident And Evil 1:08
34. Opening Soon 0:24
35. Ben Ponders 0:23
36. Let Us Pray 0:25
37. Now, Danny’s Mother 1:57
38. Mike Dives In #1 1:31
39. Fangs Sink In 0:31
40. End Credits #1 0:53
CD 1 Time: 45:44
SALEM’S LOT – Part Two
01. Main Title #2 1:40
02. Back In Mark’s Room 0:42
03. Now It’s Mark’s Turn 3:21
04. Mark Fondles Cross 0:24
05. Mike And Jason 0:21
06. Mike’s Getting The Message 1:16
07. Appointment With Destiny 0:41
08. Eva Knows 0:06
09. Vivaldi – L’Inverno #4 (Arr. Harry Sukman) 1:43
10. I Want A Crucifix 0:31
11. That’s All For Max 0:45
12. And Now Jason 1:40
14. He’s Gonna Do It 0:27
15. It’s Mr. Barlow Again 0:28
16. Face The Master 0:16
17. Bumper / Poor Mrs. Glick 2:04
18. Good Girl 0:23
19. Leave Town 0:44
20. A Funny Dream / Uncertain Swan 1:08
21. Susan Is Curious 3:09
22. Susan Stalks Mark 2:26
23. Stuffed Cats 0:47
24. It’s Susan’s Turn 1:29
25. Have You Seen Susan? 2:04
26. Evil Presence 0:54
27. Bill Beware 1:01
28. And Now Straker 1:42
29. Sprained Ankle / He’s Here 0:41
30. Mike Dives In #2 1:31
31. Green Faced Barlow / Stake For Mr. Barlow / The Skull 2:41
32. Goodbye House 0:55
33. Two Years Later 0:33
34. Found Us Again 0:50
35. Poor Susan 1:16
36. Conclusion (With Tympani Overdub) / Conclusion 1:17
37. End Credits 0:53
38. Holy Water (Main Title #1 Alternate) 1:44
39. The Church (With Chimes) 0:52
40. Conclusion (Without Overdub) 1:17
41. Conclusion (With Tympani & Horn Overdub) / Conclusion 1:17
42. Main Title (Feature Version) 2:11
43. Vampires! (Feature Version) 0:31
44. End Credits (Feature Version) 1:38
CD 2 Time: 54:09
Word has rolled into our offices that The Banshee Chapter (review) has scored itself some distro across the pond, and with it have come some new images.
From the Press Release
Newly formed Intense Distribution and 101 Films are pleased to announce they have acquired the UK rights to the acclaimed horror/thriller BANSHEE CHAPTER, written and directed by Blair Erickson and starring Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Katia Winter (‘Dexter’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’) and Michael McMillian (‘True Blood’).
The film focuses on Anne Roland (Katia Winter), a young journalist with an appetite for controversy, as she follows the trail of a strange government research chemical that might have caused the death of her close friend (Michael McMillian). After tracing the substance to the desert ranch of an infamous retired novelist (Ted Levine), she’s drawn into an experience of terror and frightening entities that she cannot escape. The events in this film are based on real documents, actual testimony, and evidence researched and uncovered from decades of a terrifying secret program run by the CIA.
BANSHEE CHAPTER received its World Premiere at FILM4 FrightFest, London, in August and has been selected to screen at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, where it will receive its North American premiere on October 24th, followed by screenings at the New York Horror Festival and the Australian Monster Festival.
The film was produced by Stephanie Riggs, Christian Arnold-Beutel (‘Ironclad’, ‘The Ledge’) and Before the Door’s Corey Moosa and Sean Akers. Zachary Quinto (‘Star Trek’, ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Heroes’) and Neal Dodson executive produced with Marcus Schoefer and Gudrun Giddings.
“We are so happy BANSHEE CHAPTER has found a home in the UK. Intense Distribution and 101 Films are great partners and will help us make sure the film reaches a wide range of fans through a multi-platform distribution model,” said Zachary Quinto.
Producer Christian Arnold-Beutel said “We strongly believe in BANSHEE CHAPTER, which was named scariest film of the 51 movies at this year’s Film4 FrightFest by Total Film, to be intelligent entertainment based on true events specifically relevant to what is happening in the US these days and existing phenomena like MKUltra, DMT and number stations. BANSHEE CHAPTER was shot in stereoscopic 3D and possibly the last 3D screening at the big screen of the Empire Cinema. We are excited about working with Chee’s Intense Distribution and the team at 101 Films as they are truly enthusiastic about our movie, hard working and very experienced in what has become a challenging market.”
Chee Keong Cheung who heads up Intense Distribution, a newly formed division of his production outfit Intense Productions said: “After such a strong response at Frightfest, together with 101 Films, we’re incredibly excited to have the opportunity to bring BANSHEE CHAPTER to UK audiences. It’s an extremely tense, atmospheric picture with a truly unique and horrific blend of fact and fiction.” Cheung adds “Intense Distribution was formed with the goal of working closely with both established and up and coming directors and producers on their films and I couldn’t have hoped for a better, more passionate, diverse and talented group of filmmakers to work with for our companies debut release.”
Cheung’s Intense Productions division is currently in development on the action/horror film ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, executive produced by Carlos Gallardo (‘El Mariachi’, ‘Desperado’) and Kevin Eastman (co-creator of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’) slated for production in 2014.
101 Films releases include the Scottish Cannibal horror SAWNEY: FLESH OF MAN and the re-release of the original 1978 cult film I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE. Andy Lyon of 101 Films added “101 Films is very proud to be involved with BANSHEE CHAPTER. This was our number 1 target at Frightfest this year and we are very much looking forward to working with Chee and Christian in making BANSHEE CHAPTER another Successful 101 release in 2014. 101 is one of the fastest growing film labels in the UK and the acquisition of this fantastic movie is another step forward for 101.”
The deal was negotiated by Chee Keong Cheung of Intense Distribution, Andy Lyon of 101 Films and Producer Christian Arnold-Beutel on behalf of BC Distribution.
The UK release of BANSHEE CHAPTER is a joint venture between Intense Distribution and 101 Films.
BANSHEE CHAPTER is scheduled for release in the UK in January 2014. Further details to be announced.