On tap right now for you vampire lovers are two more vignettes that take you behind the scenes of the upcoming horror comedy Chastity Bites. Check 'em out and look for more on this flick soon! Until then... stay outta the sun!
From the Press Release
Weirdsmobile Productions wants you to prepare for the release of the horror comedy CHASTITY BITES, hitting DVD on February 11, 2014, from GRAND ENTERTAINMENT GROUP. The DVD will include an exclusive "Behind-the-Scenes" featurette and official trailer.
"We are thrilled to be working with Grand on the DVD release of CHASTITY BITES,” says writer and producer Lotti Pharriss Knowles. “Their enthusiasm for the movie was evident from the beginning, and their entrepreneurial spirit as a new company fits perfectly with our first indie feature."
“This horror comedy is sure to be hit with a variety of audiences," states David Rand, President of Grand Entertainment Group. "If you are a fan of Scream or Mean Girls, CHASTITY BITES is one to check out.”
The film is directed by John V. Knowles (short film Shadow.Net), written/produced by Lotti Pharriss Knowles (I Am Divine, Vito), and stars Allison Scagliotti (Syfy's "Warehouse 13"), Francia Raisa (ABC Family's "Secret Life of the American Teenager"), Louise Griffiths (Unknown Caller, The Revenant"), Eddy Rioseco (ABC's "Parenthood"), Amy Okuda (The Guild), Sarah Stouffer (Bloomington), Lindsey Morgan (ABC's "General Hospital"), Laura Niemi (FX's “Justified”), Jennifer Gimenez (Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"), Greer Grammer (MTV's "Awkward"), and Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator).
In the early 1600's Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she’s found a perfect hunting ground for her "Botox" as an abstinence educator at a high school in red state America. But will a brave, young feminist blogger and journalist for the school paper finally put an end to the Blood Countess's reign of terror and save her best friend from being the next victim?
Another clip has come in for Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano, which arrives in limited theatres on March 7th. Watch as Elijah Wood learns the true meaning of stage fright, and expect lots more soon.
Eugenio Mira's thriller Grand Piano (review here) is also available on VOD right now! Elijah Wood stars along with John Cusack.
Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: "Play one wrong note and you die." Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper's motives and look for help without anyone realizing…
Well, it's Wednesday morning, and sadly, we have no "American Horror Story: Coven" to look forward to tonight. But we do have a look "Inside the Coven" at how the show's magic was brought to life.
Levitating furniture. Zombies. Witch burnings. Go "Inside the Coven" to learn how the special effects crew made the impossible real during this past season.
We should be learning more about Season 4 of "American Horror Story" shortly. For more info on "Coven" in the meantime, visit the "AHS" Facebook page and Twitter feed along with "American Horror Story" on FX.
While the idea of a RoboCop reboot may not be to everyone’s liking, we can pretty much agree that a kick-ass action movie can stand on its own merit.
While the new RoboCop is rated PG-13 and doesn’t have even near the same level of gratuitous (read: awesome!) violence as Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original, there are plenty of fight scenes, guns blazing, bones breaking and murder and mayhem in director Jose Padhila’s version.
For the remake, RoboCop’s partner is no longer an apple-cheeked blonde female – it’s the big ‘n bad Michael K. Williams from HBO’s gritty series "The Wire". Joel Kinnaman, who’s in the title role, told us, “When I heard Michael was one of the names discussed for the part, I jumped on Jose and was like, ‘Look, if we get the opportunity to get Michael, we've got to get him!’ I mean… I have seen the whole series of 'The Wire' twice."
“We had a lot of fun on set. There were a couple of times where we had scenes when we were undercover and I was like, ‘Mike come on, we were about to go into a house,’ and I was like, ‘Give me a whistle, give me a whistle.’ He did, and I was like, ‘I am in "The Wire". I am in "The Wire"!’ That was a great moment for me. We had a lot of fun and he brings so much flavor to it and so much heart.”
Speaking of heart, RoboCop is physically reduced to a heart, lungs and a head. The rest is all robotics. When it comes to conveying emotions with only a small part of your face showing, costar Michael Keaton had a few things to say about that, having done the same thing, basically, in the Bat-suit he so famously wore and emoted from in the 80s.
“Joel’s job is particularly difficult because [when you see an actor in a costume like this,] people don’t know how hard it is to do what you need to do. Because your natural instinct, or your unnatural instinct, might be to say, ‘Let’s face it, you know, I’m in this suit.’ Out of context it is kind of ridiculous, you know what I mean? So your inclination or your desperation might make you want to kind of go out, you know, way over the top -- and what he didn’t do, was that. What he did do was suck back and went kind of inside. He makes these unbelievable transitions, too, from when he’s human, then he’s robot, then he’s robot and human. That’s really hard to do when you’re wearing a big black suit."
“I was really knocked out by it, when I finally saw the whole movie. I kept watching him, and [sadly] he probably won’t get credit for it, for the degree of difficulty which was required. "
“When I was doing the first Batman I made a joke, but I was actually serious: I just worked the suit, man, I just let that suit go to work for me. And that’s kind of what you have to do. I’m very claustrophobic and we didn’t know that the suit was going to work at all, until literally hours before we were about to shoot. We had shot a lot of the Bruce Wayne stuff and I never worried about the Batman thing… the way it was Bruce Wayne. That was always it for me. The Batman thing was, well… I didn’t know what I was going to do with that, but when we got in it I thought, ‘Oh I’m in trouble man, I’ve gotta really face this thing.’ Because you couldn’t get out of it. This thing was like wrapped around me… and I’ll take some credit for this, but really it was practical, this whole thing, when I turned in the suit using my whole body, because I couldn’t turn my neck!”
Keaton was all smiles, but reiterated, “I’m very claustrophobic. I get in this thing, and they actually use this kind of plywood, one of those old boards, a leaning board for the costume. I had to recline on that between takes. I drink a lot of coffee, drink a lot of water with vitamins, and I could do none of that because I couldn’t get out of this thing to go to the bathroom, so they put me in this thing… inside, honestly I started having panic attacks, literally panic attacks, and I thought, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to do this, man, I’m feeling really, really scared.’ …”
Gary Oldman, taking the piss out, quips, “I had all of that in The Dark Knight, and I wasn’t wearing the suit.” Keaton nods. “Forget everything I just said.”
Kinnaman chimes in, “I got no sympathy from Michael Keaton when I was complaining about my suit. He was like, “Shut the fuck up. You have air conditioning in it, and everything!’”
Oldman adds, alluding to his roles in Dracula and Hannibal, “The great thing about having been in makeup, and a lot of stuff like that, is that when you’re working with someone else who’s in it and you’re not in it anymore… you feel so good!”
Kinnaman rolls his eyes, “Yeah. YOU feel so great!”
Oldman adds, “You say something like, Oh, are you hot in that?’”
Keaton chimes in, “I know. I enjoyed every minute sitting and watching him in that suit. There was a lot of gloating.”
Jose Padilha's film stars Joel Kinnaman as the title hero plus Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jay Baruchel, Michael Keaton, Michael Kenneth Williams, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Abbie Cornish, Aimee Garcia, and Jackie Earle Haley. Look for it in theatres February 12, 2014.
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In RoboCop the year is 2029, and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe, and now they want to bring this technology to the home front.
Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father, and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes its remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life.
He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
For more visit the RoboCop Facebook page.
We mentioned several days ago that Norman Reedus (Daryl) will be holding a Twitter Q&A leading up to this Sunday's return of "The Walking Dead" to AMC, and today we have a few more details.
On February 9th, iTunes TV and AMC’s "The Walking Dead" are hosting a live Twitter Q&A with Norman Reedus. Reedus will be answering fan questions about the series and his character, Daryl Dixon.
Fans can tweet questions to @iTunesTV using #askNorman up until the start of the live Q&A, which begins this Sunday at 8:30 pm EST/5:30 pm PST.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green.
The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.09 - "After" (airs 2/9/14)
As Rick (Lincoln) deals with old wounds, members of the prison have to come to terms with their new environment and ask themselves if survival alone is enough. Written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Greg Nicotero.
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.
File this one under no-brainer... Just a few days ago we told you about the demonic happenings at the Ammons House, and today the news has come that there will be a feature film version of the account coming from the producer of The Conjuring. Read on for details.
Evergreen Entertainment and Tony DeRosa-Grund have landed the film rights to Father Michael Maginot’s account of an exorcism he performed on a woman and her three children. Evergreen beat out a handful of other studios, including Screen Gems, for the rights.
The story made headlines after police, the fire department, Child Protective Services, and hospital personnel in Gary, Indiana, attested to witnessing the demonic possession.
Below you'll find a police photo of the home. It's kind of hard to ignore what appears to be an apparition in one of the windows. Spooky stuff. Tell us what you think below.
A few other sites out there are talking about the feature anthology Fear Paris as if it were a new project; however, in reality what we basically have is a title change from Paris I'll Kill You. Read on for the sales trailer and more.
Helmed by directors Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Hole), Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman), and Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky), the genre-bending and connected stories will present a Paris unlike anything seen before in a combination of fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
Casting is under way as the film will go into production this summer/fall. Two additional directors will join the lineup soon.
Laura Rister (Untitled Entertainment) and Ehud Bleiberg (Bleiberg Entertainment), together with Steven Schneider (Vicarious Entertainment), join Darryn Welch (Instinctive Film) to produce the film.
Tony Noble (Moon) is the production designer. Kristyan Mallet (Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter) is on board for special effects makeup and prosthetics. The imaginative world will be created in collaboration with the great visual effects minds at Pixomondo (Hugo) and Prime Focus (Gravity, Judge Dredd). Richard Raaphorst (Frankenstein’s Army) is the concept designer.
Normally dour vampire Aidan is positively giddy in this sneak peek of "Being Human" Episode 4.05, "Pack It Up, Pack It In." Check it out to see what he's so happy about!
"Being Human" stars Sam Witwer as vampire Aidan, Meaghan Rath as ghost (and new witch) Sally, and Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager as werewolves Josh and Nora.
"Being Human" Episode 4.05 - "Pack It Up, Pack It In" (airs 2/10/14)
Kenny (Connor Price) joins Aidan for a night of drinking away sorrows. Josh and Nora throw a baby shower for their new wolf friends, but things quickly get out of hand. Sally uses her time-jumping abilities to learn more about her roomies.
Tyler meets Nadia for the first time in this clip from "The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.13, and since they're both miserable, they decide to team up for some shots. Will you be joining them for a "Total Eclipse of the Heart"?
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.13 - "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (airs 2/6/14, 8-9pm): Hoping to help everyone move past recent traumatic events, Caroline (Candice Accola) convinces Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) to attend Whitmore College’s “Bitter Ball” for broken-hearted students.
Bonnie is intrigued with a fellow student named Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell), who appears to be dabbling in witchcraft, while Tyler (Michael Trevino) starts to worry about Matt’s (Zach Roerig) relationship with Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda).
After making a disturbing discovery, Stefan (Paul Wesley) has a frustrating conversation with Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) while Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) struggles to continue his research project with help from a new benefactor named Sloan (guest star Caitlin McHugh).
Still bent on revenge, Damon and Enzo resort to violence to convince Bonnie and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) to help them, but their plan takes an unexpected and horrifying turn. Darren Genet directed the episode written by Rebecca Sonnenshine and Holly Brix.
Summit has released what's being called the final trailer for its upcoming film Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. Will it be the next big thing? Only time will tell, and we'll all find out this spring.
Look for Divergent in theaters and IMAX nationwide beginning March 21, 2014.
The highly anticipated feature film adaptation of DIVERGENT stars Golden Globe® nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet. The film also features Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Tony Goldwyn, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold.
The futuristic action adventure based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller is directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. The original draft of the script was written by Evan Daugherty.
DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
Feeling hungry? Then check out this new promo for "Hannibal" Season 2 in which our titular character is cooking up something tasty to whet your appetite for the show's return.
“Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. The series also stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit.
Caroline Dhavernas and Hettienne Park co-star, and Season 2 guest stars include a returning Gillian Anderson, Eddie Izzard, and Raul Esparza along with newcomers Michael Pitt, Katharine Isabelle, Jeremy Davies, Jonathan Tucker, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Amanda Plummer.
The second season of the critically acclaimed “Hannibal” will contain 13 episodes, beginning with “Kaiseki,” premiering Friday, February 28th, following "Grimm."
"Hannibal" Episode 2.01 - "Kaiseki" (air date 2/28/14)
With Will still in custody for the murder of Abigail, Dr. Lecter steps in to help when bodies wash up on a riverbank. The big question is whether or not Dr. Bloom will be able to help Will regain his memories.
The first episode of our live internet news/talk show Dread Central Live aired yesterday, but we have the replay for you right here. We were very rough around the edges, but we'll continue to fine tune and work out the kinks. Check it out!
Director Mark Jones talks with Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez about his new film Scorned as well as the classic Leprechaun franchise. In addition Uncle Creepy offers insights on Zak Bagans' purchase of Latoya Ammons' notorious demon house in Gary, Indiana.
Also discussed are the spin-off to The Conjuring entitled Annabelle, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," director Neil Marshall taking the reins on NBC's "Constantine" series, and much more!
Dread Central Live will air every Monday @ 4PM PST / 7PM EST.
Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre. Hosts Wilson (a respected writer/producer herself) and Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres. as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for horror feature films and TV shows in production. During the interview portions of the show, fans can submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, moderated by “Jill Kill” and asked on-air by Staci and Vanessa in real time. DC Editor-in-Chief Barton will also make appearances occasionally, giving his unique “bat’s eye view” perspective on the genre that has fueled a lifelong obsession with the macabre!
Dread Central has ALWAYS been brought to you by fans for fans. We consider you guys our peers, and since we don't have - and have never had - a parent company behind us, we like to think that the site and everything it does belongs to you. That being said... starting RIGHT NOW, tweet us @DreadCentral with your questions and comments, and we'll be answering everything that we can get to in REAL TIME. In addition, there will be a steady Twitter crawl at the bottom of the screen in which your remarks will appear.
How does all this magic happen? Just be sure to use the Hashtag #DreadLive when you tweet! You can also leave your questions and comments on the official Dread Central Facebook page.
That's it! See you live and direct every Monday! For more information check out Dread Central Live on Daily Motion!
Director Carter Smith follows up his 2008 release The Ruins with Jamie Marks Is Dead, which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival. While we wait for release details, check out a creepy clip and the festival poster for the paranormal flick!
The film stars Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, Noah Silver, Cameron Monaghan, Madisen Beaty, and Morgan Saylor.
Adam McCormick had just turned fifteen when the body was found in the woods. It is the beginning of an autumn that will change his life forever.
Jamie Marks was a boy a lot like Adam, a boy no one paid much attention to—a boy almost no one would truly miss. And for the first time, Adam feels he has a purpose. Now, more than ever, Jamie needs a friend. But the longer Adam holds on to Jamie’s ghost, the longer he keeps his friend tethered to a world where he no longer belongs…and the weaker Adam’s own ties to the living become.
Now, to find his way back, Adam must learn for himself what it truly means to be alive.
It was way back in 2011 that we told you Joseph O'Brien's directorial debut Devil's Mile was finished filming, and all has been quiet on that front since then. Finally, we've got new things to report, and it's all good news!
Phase 4 Films has acquired the North American rights to the flick, which they will be releasing this coming summer. No word yet on specific release details, but you can check out a brand new poster for the film below, which should whet your appetite for the devilish destruction!
Joining David Hayter and Casey Hudecki on this terrifying journey are Maria Del Mar ("24", Terminal City, Jekyll + Hyde) and Frank Moore (best known to genre fans for his lead role in David Cronenberg’s Rabid, opposite the late Marilyn Chambers) as crimelord Mr. Arkadi, whose machinations set the sinister events of The Devil’s Mile in motion.
A relentlessly-paced hybrid of gritty crime thriller and Lovecraftian supernatural horror, The Devil’s Mile follows a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour en route to deliver their hostages -- two teenage girls -- to their mysterious and powerful employer. When they accidentally kill one of the girls during a botched escape attempt, their simmering mistrust explodes into shocking violence. But what they thought was their worst case scenario is only the beginning, as they are engulfed by the hellish forces that haunt the road -- a road they realize they may never escape. Now captors and captive must fight together to escape the monstrous forces pursuing them and somehow survive... THE DEVIL’S MILE.
Several new clips from the producer's cut of the flick which is LARPing as a Joe Lynch film, Knights of Badassdom, have been released, and we have a look at them right here for ya! Shed a tear for what could have been.
Ryan Kwanten, Steve Zahn, Summer Glau, and Peter Dinklage star in Knights of Badassdom - available On Demand and Digitally February 11th. You can also bring the film to your city by requesting it via TUGG!
KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM follows three best friends (Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, and Ryan Kwanten) and dedicated LARPers (Live Action Role Players) as they take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages. Trouble arises after they unwittingly conjure up some serious evil in the form of a blood-lusting Succubus from the pits of hell.
Fantasy and reality collide on the Fields of Evermore in an all-out epic battle of make-believe wizards, demons, and assorted mythical creatures. Their courage and friendship are put to the test as they attempt to vanquish the evil they have summoned. Will the group prove to simply be foam sword-wielding LARPers or true “Knights of Badassdom”?
Losing one's virginity is a daunting enough task for a young person, as I'm sure most of you reading this right now can attest. But what if the stakes were even higher? And what if your life depended on popping your proverbial cherry?
Read on for details and first images from Teen Lust, which stars Saw's Cary Elwes and "True Blood"'s sexy vamp Kristin Bauer van Straten!
Directed by Blaine Thurier, the film also stars Daryl Sabara, Jon Cor, Annie Clark, Jon Dore, Ali Tataryn, Amy Groening, Hilary Jardine and Jesse Carere.
An awkward high school student strives to lose his virginity before his parents and their Satanic cult can sacrifice him to the devil.
It's amazing to me how much the LEGO brand has been woven into our society's pop culture. Video games, cartoons, movies, parodies... it's like some sort of mad infection! The next property to be down with the sickness? Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Check out this fan-made redux of the trailer.
Look for the film in theatres on July 11th, 2014. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, and Kirk Acevedo.
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
It's not all that often that people who have brought us iconic horror films are given stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which makes us all the more proud today of Jack L. Harris, the producer of the original 1958 version of The Blob. Read on for the exciting details!
Variety reports that Harris is being honored with a prestigious star on the Walk of Fame today. Now 95-years-old, the legendary movie mogul has produced, marketed, distributed, written and directed scores of films over the years, but The Blob marked his debuted on the Hollywood scene, and is also the one he's most known for.
The B-movie smash marked Steve McQueen’s first starring role, as a teenager who battled an undulating, man-eating mass from a crashed asteroid. Harris persuaded a sleepy Christian-themed film company in Pennsylvania to put its trained technicians to work on the movie, which was shot in three weeks at a cost of $110,000.
Before The Blob, Harris had distributed over a thousand movies. Tired of selling poor-quality films, he had the know-how and vision to produce, direct or write his own, and then get the movies to their audiences.
Congratulations to you, Mr. Harris. A well deserved honor!
While the makers of cheesy shark movies keep trying to come up with the next big thing, writer-director Leigh Scott is thinking smaller with his new horror-comedy Piranha Sharks. We’re gonna need a bigger aquarium!
Forget about that Sharknado soon to strike New York City, great white sharks the size of piranhas are swarming the Big Apple in this tongue-in-jaws nature gone amok flick from Leigh Scott (The Penny Dreadful Picture Show, Dorothy & the Witches of Oz).
Josh Hammond, John Wells, Noel Thurman, and Jessica Sonneborn are amongst those forced to contend with the man-eating, mutant, pint-sized apex predators that get loose in the plumbing of New York City.
Great white sharks bio-engineered to be the size of piranhas with the purpose of living in rich people's exotic aquariums terrorize New York City when they get into the water supply and do what great white sharks do best.
Just when you thought it was safe to take a bath…
Looking to check out the latest indie effort House of Good and Evil? Then you are going to get your chance on April 1st as that's the day that Phase 4 Films will be dropping the flick onto DVD. Read on for details, artwork, stills, and the trailer.
Directed by David Mun from a screenplay by Blu de Golyer, House of Good and Evil stars Rachel Marie Lewis, Christian Oliver, Marietta Marich, Jordan Rhodes, Rob Neukirch, and Bo Keister.
After losing their unborn child, Chris and Maggie escape the pressures of the city to live in a secluded country home. But soon Maggie begins to experience strange events in this mind-bending countryside horror about dedication, grief, and insanity.