Here's the thing... when something is long buried and it takes everything that you've got and then some to get to, before you put in the effort, take a moment and think to yourself, "Maybe this was made hard to get to for a reason." That advice may save your life.
But then again, if everyone followed it, we wouldn't have movies. Below you'll find another look at the trailer and artwork for Dead Mine, which XLrator Media released on VOD May 2nd and will issue on Blu-ray and DVD on May 28th.
Directed and co-written (with Ziad Semaan) by UK director Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad), the film stars cult Japanese action star Miki Mizuno (Bayside Shakedown), Ario Bayu, UK actors Sam Hazeldine and Les Loveday, and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.
The legend of Yamashita's Gold lures a treasure hunter and his group deep into the Indonesian jungle. Once they are trapped in an abandoned World War II Japanese bunker, they face the terrifying reality that the only way out is to go farther in.
We had the chance to sit down with the great Michael Biehn recently to talk about all things badass, and of course the subject of Ubisoft's latest game which he does the voice acting for, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, came up. So what does Biehn know about a possible sequel? Read on!
Below is a quick excerpt! Look for the whole interview tomorrow!
Regarding a possible sequel Biehn said, "I don't know anything. If they do a sequel, that is [Creative Director] Dean [Evans]' decision. For all I know it might not have anything to do with me, and he might make a completely different game. I had thought I heard someone say something about a sequel, but I really don't know anything about it, which means if there was one, then I don't know if I would be involved. I don't know anything about what the subject matter would be or what it would be like. He never discussed with me about a sequel. I just kind of overheard someone talking about it actually, and it was probably a conversation I shouldn't have heard."
Biehn continues, "So I don't know if there is going to be a sequel or not. A couple of game sites have come out and said there is going to be a sequel, and I am quoted as saying there is going to be a sequel. I probably shouldn't have said that from just overhearing what someone else was talking about while we were doing the voice-over work. I could be totally wrong about that."
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon lets players get the girl, kill the bad guys and save the world in a VHS-era vision of the future! As Sergeant Rex Colt, you are part man, part machine, all American. You are a state-of-the art Mark IV cyber-commando on a mission...of vengeance. You’re out to bring down your old commanding officer and his battalion of ruthless killer cyborgs and you’ll stop at nothing to get the job done. Hollywood action icon Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss), returns in this explosive 1980s style sci-fi vision of a dark future. Turn off your VCR, plug in your video game cabinet, and get ready to experience all of the thrills of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, releasing May 1, 2013 as a stand-alone digital title. All PC pre-orders will receive a free copy of the soundtrack by Power Glove. And yes, we do have Blood Dragons shooting lasers from their eyes!
You are Sergeant Rex Colt: Mark IV Cyber Commando. The year is 2007 and Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war which erupted in the 90s. The east vs. west conflict has raged for generations, and humanity continues to struggle to progress after a disastrous decade. New paths for peace must be found, and the US cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. Your mission is to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.
For more information on the game, check out the officialFar Cry 3: Blood Dragon website.
Paid clinical trials always seem like a good idea, until you're walking away with a case of Bloaty Head. To celebrate the arrival of the utterly tense, claustrophobic, and overwhelmingly effective chiller The Facility - out on DVD and Download 6th May 2013 through eOne Momentum - we have copies to give away to two lucky winners!
Seven volunteers – students Carmen, Arif, and Adam; office temp Joni; journalist Katie; estate agent Jerome; and unemployed Derek – arrive at the remote Limebrook Medical Clinic to take part in a clinical trial run by ProSyntrex Pharmaceuticals. In exchange for a fee of £2,000, these human “guinea pigs” have agreed to spend two weeks in isolation testing an experimental new drug known only as Pro9. After settling into the facility, each participant is given a first injection and, following a group dinner, sent to bed. But shortly after dark, the group is woken by the harrowing screams of one of their number. Soon, each volunteer begins to succumb to the terrifying and previously unknown effects of Pro9 during a never-ending night fraught with horror, madness, violence, and death.
The Facility stars Alex Reid, Aneurin Barnard, and Steve Evets and was directed by Ian Clark.
To be in with a chance of winning, fire us an E-MAIL HERE including YOUR FULL NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS; then take your pills and wait for the side effects. We'll take care of the rest.
Please note that this competition is open only to UK readers.
Our brothers in harm over at Bloody Disgusting have scored themselves a new teaser one-sheet for the fourth film in the unlikely [REC] franchise, [REC] 4 Apocalypse, and it will have you seeing red! Dig it!
[REC] 4 Apocalypse, the final installment of the franchise, is directed by series co-creator Jaume Balaguero.
Angela Vidal, the young television reporter who entered the building with the fireman, manages to make it out alive. But what the soldiers don't know is that she carries the seed of the strange infection. She is to be taken to a provisional quarantine facility, a high-security installation where she will have to stay in isolation for several days. An old oil tanker, miles off shore and surrounded by water on all sides, has been especially equipped for the quarantine.
One of the single most frightening games ever created, Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, is hitting the PlayStation Network tomorrow, May 7th. Do yourself a favor. Buy it. Immediately. You'll then realize how scary video games can really be.
Simply put, this is as close as you could possibly come to investigating a truly haunted location. This is what survival horror is all about. This is the benchmark.
Look for it May 7th for just $9.99, and while you're there, if you haven't yet, get the original Fatal Frame, too!
Terror returns with Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly, the sequel to the highly popular survival horror title Fatal Frame. This time the terrifying journey takes you to a whole new creepy setting, an abandoned village, where you play the role of Mio Amakura, a young girl who is gifted with a strong sixth sense, and her twin sister, Mayu, who notices a crimson butterfly faintly glowing in the sky. Your only weapon, an antique camera, has received a variety of new features to kill ghosts. Get lost in another horrifying tale.
Held Thursday, May 2nd, in Hollywood, CA, the Dread Central co-sponsored private industry screening of Steven R. Monroe’s Monika was a resounding success. Read on for photos from the carpet and a few comments from star and co-executive producer Cerina Vincent.
In attendance at the event held at The Lot/Audio Head (in addition to the free-flowing wine from Sarzotti Vineyard) were Vincent (Cabin Fever) and writer/director/producer Monroe as well as MoniKa co-stars Jason Wiles ("Third Watch") and Daytime Emmy nominee and winner Jeff Branson ("Guiding Light," I Spit on Your Grave) and the film's executive producer Aaron Hofmann. Other industry appearances included Shaun Menzie (The Victorville Massacre), Bill Millsap (Jurassic Block), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel, Isle of Dogs), Carlee Baker (The Woman), Ryan Dillon (Littlerock) and producer Clinton H. Wallace (Blue Dream).
Prior to the screening and subsequent enthusiastic response to the stylized revenge/thriller (which is slated for a fall 2013 release and also stars Andrew Howard, Elisa Donovan, C. Thomas Howell, Chad Linberg and Lew Temple), we chatted with Vincent on the carpet regarding her experience with MoniKa.
“She's a pretty bad-ass character and very different than anything I've played before, so that was a blast and a challenge at the same time,” Vincent stated of the titular blonde, gun-toting character which she portrays. “MoniKa’s a tough chick,” she continued, “and she keeps her emotions inside. She’s stoic and laser-focused on her mission: to get revenge on the bad guys. She's passionate, too, but not in an emotional way. She's controlled, calculated, and although she's on a mission for revenge, she's at peace with her reality. This is so opposite than who I am as a person. I’m a huge romantic. I'm incredibly sensitive and emotional. I want to cry at everything. Not in a crazy way, but in an ‘everything tugs on my heartstrings’ kind of way.”
“So it was a challenge to maintain that stoic sensibility,” Vincent mused. “There were moments where I felt MoniKa would be rather emotional, but Steven would cut and remind me that MoniKa doesn't cry. Cerina cries. Monika is a bad-ass. So it was a challenge, but I really enjoyed it and am so grateful for the role.”
Of her decidedly different look in the film, “Audiences can expect to not recognize me,” she stated with a laugh. “I’m platinum blonde in it! And it's not a wig! It was sixteen hours of straight bleach. It was pretty crazy. And yes! There is lots of gun-play in the film, and it was so much fun. Steven made me go through some serious gun training for months before the shoot so that I was comfortable, and I got more than comfortable. I ended up really growing to love shooting. Like my character, I grew up in the desert in Nevada. Not to get political, but we're a huge Democratic family, but my dad does have a ton of guns, and I think he's finally happy that I love to shoot [them]. I didn't dig it as much as a little girl, but after playing the role of Monika, I can honestly say I really enjoy it.”
While Vincent has worked three times with Monroe previously as an actress (in 2005’s It Waits, 2006’s Sasquatch Mountain, and 2008's Complacent), MoniKa was her first foray as a co-executive producer.
”It was very interesting,” she reflected of that experience. “The tough part is the huge sense of responsibility you have to make sure that the film a success. You want your investors happy, the cast to be happy, and the fans to be happy. I may not sleep soundly until I know all three of those things have been accomplished! The beauty of being a producer on this, though, was seeing the art come to life. Steven sent me this script about eight years ago, and being a part of taking it from just words on a page to being on set with one hundred people having good, fun work was a great feeling. I’m grateful for the experience, and I want to do more, learn more, and create more.”
As for distribution plans, “All of the details are getting finalized now, but audiences can expect to get it this fall!” stated Vincent. “I’m excited for the world to see it. It's a really fun movie. Great characters. Kind of a mind-trip. It’s stylized and cool, and all of the actors are phenomenal in it! Fans will recognize some of their genre favorites. Jason Wiles rocks it as the lead; Jeff Branson, who was just nominated for an Emmy, is intense and totally killed it. Andrew Howard, C. Thomas Howell, and Lew Temple all bring some comedy with their quirky characters. Everyone is so great. And one of my best friends (who plays my best friend), Elisa Donovan, who is famous for her comedy, is stellar, edgy, and sexy as hell. And Monroe's writing and directing is just fabulous. It's a fun film. It's eerie, sexy, funny, bloody, action-packed, and keeps you guessing. I think fans are really gonna dig it."
Regarding what’s next for the actress in the horror genre, “I’ve got a few things cooking that I'm really excited about,” Vincent told us. “I've been working with a group of dear friends and great filmmakers, and we are writing, producing, and shooting short films. We have one horror picture that will be out this Halloween and most likely be at some fun genre film festivals. It's called Skypemare. I star in it along with two of my dear friends, Ryan Dillon and Annika Marks, and it’s directed by another dear friend, the very talented John Fitzpatrick. We have a great team in place, and we are all genuine friends. I'm actually writing a horror/thriller feature for us to shoot this summer. Fingers crossed that all goes as planned. There will be more on Skypemare soon. I think fans are going to love it!”
Dread Central thanks Hell’s Belles filmmaker Christian Ackerman for shooting the event (with additional photo credit going to Clinton H. Wallace/Photomundo International).
The film is a violent, edgy ride focusing on the forlorn Reagan Tyler, a man who is troubled by visions and premonitions that ultimately lead him to Las Vegas. It's there that Reagan meets the beautiful and mysterious Monika, a young woman who turns out to have been killed the night before he even met her. Reagan is then forced to put the puzzle together of what happened, how she is still present, and help Monika with her revenge on the killers of her younger sister.
Viking Women & The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters, She-Creature, Teenage Caveman, The Undead, War of the Colossal Beast, and The Day the World Ended. These are a few of my favorite things, and they're now getting remade and more!
According to Deadline, Jeff Katz, Lou Arkoff, and Hal Sadoff plan to remake 10 titles in the Arkoff/Nicholson library of American International Pictures-produced 1950’s classics. Usually the mere idea of remakes sends shivers of woe down our spines, but given the talent involved and the love that I know they have for these projects, we couldn't be happier.
Getting the redux treatment are the following 1950's drive-in classics: Girls in Prison, Viking Women & The Sea Serpent, The Brain Eaters, She-Creature, Teenage Caveman, Runaway Daughters, The Undead, Cool & The Crazy, The Day the World Ended, and my personal favorite, The War of the Colossal Beast. Please.... please... PLEASE... keep the same make-up design for that one!
AIP was founded in 1954 by Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson and churned out 500 low-budget indies for teens that included the Beach Party series with Frankie Avalon and the late Annette Funicello as well as the early films of director Roger Corman. In 1979 AIP merged with Filmways, which later was folded into Orion Pictures. Currently the rest of the library is owned by MGM, Orion’s successor. Arkoff, son of Samuel, had previously produced remakes of AIP titles for Showtime’s "Rebel Highway" series in the 1990′s.
“My filmmaking heroes growing up were men like Arkoff, Castle, Corman, and Shaye,” Katz explained. “This series of movies is really meant as a tip of the hat to that sort of attitude. It’s not every day you get the opportunity to create a brand new universe out of old school titles, and I feel incredibly fortunate and honored to get to play in the AIP sandbox.”
We told you a few weeks ago that Brad Anderson's Halle Berry-starring thriller The Call is on its way to Blu-ray this summer, and now we have the artwork and specs ready to help you decide whether or not this is one call you want to answer.
From the Press Release
Academy Award® winner Halle Berry (Best Actress, Monster’s Ball, 2001) stars as a veteran 911 operator who takes a life-altering call from a kidnapped teenage girl, played by Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Best Supporting Actress, Little Miss Sunshine, 2006), in THE CALL, debuting on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD with UltraViolet™ June 25th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When a terrified kidnap victim (Breslin) calls 911 from the trunk of a madman’s car, Jordan (Berry) realizes she must confront a killer from her past to put an end to the serial killer’s haunting rampage. THE CALL also stars Morris Chestnut (Identity Thief, Think Like A Man), Michael Imperioli (The Lovely Bones, TV’s “The Sopranos”), Michael Eklund (TV’s “Alcatraz”), and WWE star David Otunga.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack exclusively features an alternate ending, deleted and extended scenes, Michael Eklund’s Audition Tape, and two all-new featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes for set tours and stunt breakdowns. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD come with a making-of featurette as well as commentary by Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, and filmmakers.
THE CALL has a running time of approximately 118 minutes and is rated R for strong violence, language throughout, and brief sexual content/nudity.
- A Set Tour of The Hive and The Lair – Director Brad Anderson gives viewers a tour of The Lair, and the production designer gives a tour of the call center, also known as The Hive.
- Inside the Stunts – Stunt coordinator, pyrotechnics experts, actors, and stuntmen discuss filming the gas station fire scene.
In anticipation of the release of the horror comedy Detention of the Dead, we have a brand new one-sheet and trailer for you naughty boys and girls to dig on. The best part? You won't even have to stay late to see 'em!
Alex Craig Mann's Detention of The Dead stars Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas, Christa B. Allen, Jayson Blair, Justin Chon, and Max Adler. Look for the flick Tuesday, June 18, 2013, on VOD. On Friday, June 28, 2013, it'll have a theatrical release at the Laemmle NoHo 7 in Los Angeles, CA.
Comedy and horror unite in this “The Breakfast Club meets Shaun of the Dead" tale about a group of oddball high school students who find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of zombies. Can they put their differences aside and work together to survive the night? Fat chance! This is high school after all.
So giant monsters have invaded our world and are laying waste to all we hold dear. Where do you fit in? What can you do against these creatures? How can you help? Well, now is your chance to find out where you belong!
It was announced on the @Legendary Twitter feed that - "Your time has come." Click on the image below to get started!
Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.
Related News: Visit our Pacific Rim archive
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Resident Evil: Revelations will release for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii U on May 21st. In a new developer diary for the game, fans are guided on an in depth look with the team into the horrifying transformations that occur when a virus isn't contained.
Set in 2005, Resident Evil: Revelations uncovers truths from the Resident Evil storyline between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 and is packed with terrifying moments that deliver a constant fear of the unknown through an intense canon storyline which is full of depth.
Intertwining story themes work together to build a brand new narrative with new locations and characters bringing intrigue and suspense around every corner. Series favourite characters from previous Resident Evil games return including Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield plus new BSAA members and head of the BSAA Clive R. O’#Brian and mysterious agent Raymond Vester.
Jill Valentine and BSAA partner Parker Luciani have been sent to search for Chris Redfield, whose last known GPS data positions him as being onboard a supposedly abandoned cruise ship. Danger hides around every corner as you explore the confined space of the ship and face a menacing new enemies and virus; the T-Abyss.
To learn more, visit the official Capcom website.
When it comes to script reviews for upcoming films that haven't even begun filming yet, you have to take the info with a grain of salt as anything can and will change. Our friends over at Latino Review got their hands on the script for Javier Gutierrez's remake of The Crow, and their reaction isn't pretty.
Luke Evans has been tapped by Relativity Media to star as Eric Draven in the story based on the James O'Barr comic book series that was previously adapted as a 1994 Miramax movie starring Brandon Lee. In case you're one of the ten people on the planet who haven't seen the original, it follows a man who returns from beyond the grave to avenge his death.
Ed Pressman of Pressman Film and Kevin Misher of Misher Films are producing with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Jeff Most. Dan Farah of Farah Films will executive produce with Relativity's Tucker Tooley.
Lowlights Per Latino Review
Look for more soon.
Today, Monday, May 6th, production officially kicked off for "The Walking Dead" Season 4, and to celebrate, AMC has provided the first behind-the-scenes look at this season's zombie school.
Check out the video below to see Co-Executive Producer and Special FX Makeup Designer Greg Nicotero train a group of everyday extras to become members of the walking dead and then instruct them to "kill the cameraman."
"The Walking Dead" returns in the fall of 2013.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
The first UK quad one-sheet for the upcoming film from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, The World's End, has arrived; and it's sure to fire you up. Check out the goodies right here, and start counting the days till the end.
The World's End is directed by Wright and stars Pegg along with long time buddy Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan.
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
Shadow of the Eternals, a semi-sequel to Eternal Darkness, has been announced for the PC and Nintendo Wii U. The game will be told through 12 episodes with the crowd sourcing campaign for it launching on May 6 with a goal of $1.5 million dollars. Read on to learn more.
When Detective Paul Becker is called to one of the bloodiest gang massacres in Louisiana state history, only two survivors remain from a brutal conflict between two rival cults. As Becker begins his interrogations of the suspects, their combined recollections will uncover the truth about the ‘Eternals’.
Featuring an ensemble cast of heroes and villains, Shadow of the Eternals will span over 2500 years of history throughout Egypt, England, Hungary, and the United States. Players will question the perception of reality as they try to balance the mechanics of combat, magic, and sanity events to progress through the adventure.
Shadow of the Eternals will take players on a memorable journey throughout time; weaving historical fact with disturbing fiction to create an experience unlike any other.
To learn more, visit the official Shadow of Eternals website.
Yuke's has announced a collaboration with Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers Entertainment to bring a Pacific Rim video game to the fans. Players will learn more about the game this summer when more details are finalized.
From the Press Release
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Up until now, “giant monsters fighting giant robots” was a theme largely explored only in anime, but this film marks the first large scale live action Hollywood production to tackle this genre. The film is being directed by Guillermo Del Toro, a connoisseur of Japanese anime and special effects who has received enthusiastic worldwide recognition for his previous work (“Pan’s Labyrinth”, “Hellboy” series). Footage of the film was revealed at Comic-Con International, which took place last year in San Diego, as well as the New York Comic Con, where attending fans voiced their awe over the intensity of the action sequences and the high quality of the character designs. Attention was also given to Rinko Kikuchi, who has engaged in film work around the world, particularly in Hollywood, and will be appearing in the film as a co-pilot of one of the giant fighting Jaegers, and Mana Ashida, who will be making her Hollywood debut in this film. This unprecedented, mega scale title, featuring meticulously detailed images and a story of epic proportions, will be completely unveiled in Summer 2013.
To learn more, visit the official Yuke's Studio website.
Related News: Visit our Pacific Rim archive
The madman behind Dead Shadows has started a new company and is bring two new projects to Cannes 2013 - The Dark Zone and The Black Gate. Read on for the first details and sales art for both!
In 2005, David Cholewa created DC-MEDIAS, a worldwide sales company. The company established a broad and high quality catalog of films that tackled all genres: Drama, Horror, Action, Thriller and more. In 2012 David founded a new production company, focused on genre efforts called CRYOFILMS along with César Ducasse from Addict Films (Dark Souls). That same year David Cholewa produced and directed his first feature Dead Shadows. Dead Shadows was shot in only 3 weeks, the movie had more than 100 CGI shots and practical effects.
The Dark Zone Synopsis directed by David Cholewa
The crew of the colonial vessel “Dreamscape" is on a 10 year journey. Its mission is to establish the first human colony outside of our solar system. The ship carries within it a crew of one thousand men and women who are in cryogenic sleep while a team of 40 take shifts, at six month intervals, to operate the machinery of the colossal spacecraft. Alas, things go sour during a celebration banquet which marks the end of this particular crew's long shift. Some ingest a usually safe alien fruit which causes them to inexplicably fall ill. They exhibit extreme abdominal pains and vomit whole heartily. The frightening mishap forces the healthy to quarantine those who are showing signs of contamination. The sick are placed in cryogenic tubes within one room, while the able-bodied have their space sleep in another room. Two years later, the unaffected wake up to a living nightmare. Somehow the ship has been infected by a foreign organic matter while mysterious and dangerous entities now prowl its halls. Only the unity of the group will allow them to confront the evil that has since plagued the ship. That malevolent entity has many faces...
The Black Gate Synopsis directed by David Cholewa co-written with Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil, The Abandoned)
When best friends Gabe and John meet up at a local bar to discuss plans for Gabe's upcoming bachelor party, they never expected to get caught in a battle between good and evil. After running for their lives to escape the clutches of a psychotic vigilante cop named Largo, with a serious axe to grind, along with his furious henchmen, they seek refuge in a decrepit old community center where an unspeakable act has occurred. The brilliantly deranged mathematician and master of the kabbalah, Rabbi Sandoval, has perfected a formula to open a portal which will destroy creation itself. All the Rabbi needs is one more sacrifice to complete his evil scheme. Now, Gabe and John are forced to make common cause with Largo, and two of the building original inhabitants, an old blind man, Isaac, who is more than he seems, and his young nephew, Hiram, to fight their way up through the floors, each of which is protected by a supernatural guardian more terrifying than the last, and somehow prevent Sandavol from finishing the ritual and opening the seventh portal - The Black Gate. Will they be able to stop the ultimate doom and make it back to the world they know? Or has time really run out?
In conjunction with Psykik Junky Pictures releasing the first official trailer for its new found footage film To Jennifer, filmed entirely on the iPhone 5, the company announced the flick will be available later this year in its entirety as a stand-alone app in the iTunes App Store.
You'll be able to download To Jennifer directly to your mobile device. The app will include not only the film but also some special features, much like a DVD would. A price point has not yet been set, but writer/director James Cullen Bressack promises to keep the cost low. A DVD release is also in the works for the film in the future.
"This film was made specifically for the iPhone," states Bressack. "I am fortunate to have worked with so many amazing people on this project, and I think this is a new and unique way to watch and distribute a film. It's never been done before."
To Jennifer stars Chuck Pappas, Jody Barton (Hate Crime), and Bressack and features a cameo from American Mary's Tristan Risk. The film was produced by Bressack, Pappas, and Jarret Cohen under the Psykik Junky Pictures umbrella.
Joey suspects his girlfriend of two years, Jennifer, is cheating on him. He is so convinced that he enlists the help of his cousin Steven to create a video diary of his attempt to catch her in the act as well as to document the heartbreak she is putting him through. He intends to give this tape to her after catching her in an attempt to make her feel guilty.
Coulrophobics needn't read this story. If you're not sure if you have Coulrophobia, well shit, look it up! You are on your computer after all. Do we have to do everything for you? Really, dude! Read on for the first details and a frightening still from Damien Leone's All Hallow's Eve.
From the Press Release
Jesse Baget’s RUTHLESS PICTURES has started production on All Hallows’ Eve, Damien Leone’s debut feature. All Hallows’ Eve features Leone’s menacing signature villain, Art the Clown, who populates his chilling short films Terrifier and The 9th Circle.
In true classic slasher fashion, in the vein of Halloween and When A Stranger Calls, Leone unleashes his twisted creation, Art the Clown, upon an unsuspecting babysitter. While watching two children on Halloween night, the babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids' trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown. As the night goes on, strange things begin to occur in the house. It isn't long before the babysitter learns the horrifying truth... the maniacal clown is slowly working his way into her reality.
Writer/director Damien Leone, whom Dread Central calls “a horror director to keep your eyes on,” contends that this will not be your ordinary horror film, "As a huge fan of the genre, it's very important to me to deliver a film that will haunt fans long after they see it. With All Hallows’ Eve, we're trying to capture the spirit of the great horror films of the 70s and 80s while pushing the envelope even further."
Of first-time feature director Leone, producer Jesse Baget says, “When I first saw Damien’s work, I knew I was in front of an amazing talent. What made me want to work with Damien was his twisted horror vision and his ability to bring it to life with his incredible talent for both special effects and storytelling. Damien’s creatures are what nightmares are made of.” Baget adds, “ This kind of fresh new talent is exactly what the horror world needs.“
The film stars Catherine A. Callahan (“Third Rock,” “Are We There Yet?”), Marie Maser (Terrifier), and Katie Maguire.
Baget founded Ruthless Pictures in 2012 to bring to life tightly written and executed horror and thriller features. Ruthless Pictures is currently in production on two other films, Black Water Vampire starring Bill Oberst, Jr., and Mischief Night starring Ally Walker, Charlie O’Connell, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Erica Leehrsen.
Filmmaker Chris R. Notarile wrote and directed a short based on the backstory behind A Nightmare on Elm Street. His movie is entitled Krueger: Another Tale From Elm Street, and it's very impressive for a fan film. See it right here, right now!
The six-minute movie stars Roberto Lombardi as Freddy Krueger before he was burned, and Lombardi actually does a pretty convincing job in the role. He is quite creepy trolling the playground and attempting to kidnap a young girl named Suzy (played by Brenna Lakatos).
Check out the film below, and visit Chris R. Notarile's website for Blinky Productions.
In Springwood, long before he became a demon of dreams, Freddy Krueger stalked the streets under another name - The Springwood Slasher. A little girl will learn why she should never get into a stranger's car.