Dolph Lundgren stars in this B-movie thriller about, yes, sharks in a lake.
Fiercely protective single-mom Meredith Hendricks happens to also be the best cop in her quiet town on Lake Tahoe. When a black-market exotic species dealer named Clint, is paroled from prison, something he let loose begins to make its presence known. Swimmers and land-lovers alike begin to become part of the food chain at an unbelievable rate. Meredith and the new man in her life, a biologist named Peter, begin to investigate these brutal attacks and discover that they're not just hunting one eating machine, but a whole family of them. After a documentary crew is devoured when they don't take the threat seriously, it's up to Meredith, Peter, and the unlikely hero, Clint, to stop the most dangerous thing on the planet: A mother protecting its young. Not everyone will make it out alive, but those who do will never forget this summer at Shark Lake.
Once again I am humbled at the love and support for Ginger Nuts of Horror, thank you to everyone who voted for us in the preliminary stages of the awards. Ginger Nuts of Horror is more than just a labour of love, it is way of life for me. Its success though is all down to the amazing family of reviewers that work for the site. The site wouldn't be where it is if not for the hard working writers who contribute. I look upon each and every one of you as a member of the family. Kit Power, Charlotte Courtney Bond, Alex Davis, Kayleigh Marie Edwards, George Daniel Lea, George Illet Anderson, Duncan Ralston, John Boden, Adrian Shotbolt, Crystal Leflar, Dawn Cano, Andrew Freudenberg, Rebecca Thomson, Lex Jones, Joe Young, Tony Jones, Jonathan Thorton, Martin Summerfield.
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The finalists for the British Fantasy Awards 2016 have been announced. Four nominees in each category were decided by votes cast by members ofBritish Fantasy Society and attendees of both last year’s and this year’s FantasyCon conventions. Up to two further nominees in each category were added by the juries as “egregious omissions” under the awards rules. Best anthology African Monsters, ed. Margrét Helgadóttir and Jo Thomas (Fox Spirit Books) Aickman’s Heirs, ed. Simon Strantzas (Undertow Publications) Best British Horror 2015, ed. Johnny Mains (Salt Publishing) The Doll Collection, ed. Ellen Datlow (Tor Books) The 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories, ed. Mark Morris (Spectral Press) Best artist Ben Baldwin Vincent Chong Julie Dillon Evelinn Enoksen Sarah Anne Langton Jeffrey Alan Love Best collection Ghost Summer: Stories, Tananarive Due (Prime Books) Monsters, Paul Kane (The Alchemy Press) Probably Monsters, Ray Cluley (ChiZine Publications) Scar City, Joel Lane (Eibonvale Press) Skein and Bone, V.H. Leslie (Undertow Publications) The Stars Seem So Far Away, Margrét Helgadóttir (Fox Spirit Books) Best comic/graphic novel Bitch Planet, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Robert Wilson IV and Cris Peter (Image Comics) (#2–5) Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why, G. Willow Wilson, Jacob Wyatt and Adrian Alphona (Marvel) Nimona, Noelle Stevenson (HarperTeen) Red Sonja, Gail Simone and Walter Geovani (Dynamite Entertainment) (#14–18) Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image Comics) (#25–32) The Sandman: Overture, Neil Gaiman, J.H. Williams III and Dave Stewart (Vertigo) Best fantasy novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) Guns of the Dawn, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor) Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (HarperVoyager) The Iron Ghost, Jen Williams (Headline) Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris) Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Macmillan) Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan) Best film/television production Inside No. 9: The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge, Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton (BBC Two) Jessica Jones: AKA WWJD?, Scott Reynolds (Netflix) Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Peter Harness (BBC One) Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris (Warner Bros. Pictures et al.) Midwinter of the Spirit, Stephen Volk (ITV Studios) Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt (Lucasfilm et al.) Best horror novel (the August Derleth Award) A Cold Silence, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books) The Death House, Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz) Lost Girl, Adam Nevill (Pan Books) Rawblood, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicholson) The Silence, Tim Lebbon (Titan Books) Welcome to Night Vale, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (Orbit) Best independent press The Alchemy Press (Peter Coleborn and Jan Edwards) Angry Robot (Marc Gascoigne) Fox Spirit Books (Adele Wearing) Newcon Press (Ian Whates) Best magazine/periodical Beneath Ceaseless Skies, ed. Scott H. Andrews (Firkin Press) Black Static, ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press) Holdfast Magazine, ed. Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee (Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee) Interzone, ed. Andy Cox (TTA Press) Strange Horizons, ed. Niall Harrison (Strange Horizons) Best newcomer (the Sydney J. Bounds Award) Becky Chambers, for The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Hodder & Stoughton) Zen Cho, for Sorcerer to the Crown (Macmillan) Peter Newman, for The Vagrant (HarperVoyager) Steven Poore, for The Heir to the North (Kristell Ink) Marc Turner, for When the Heavens Fall (Titan Books) Best non-fiction The Art of Horror: An Illustrated History, ed. Stephen Jones (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books) Fantasy-Faction, ed. Marc Aplin (Fantasy-Faction) Ginger Nuts of Horror, ed. Jim Mcleod (Jim McLeod) King for a Year, ed. Mark West (Mark West) Letters to Tiptree, ed. Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press) Matrilines, Kari Sperring (Strange Horizons) Best novella Albion Fay, Mark Morris (Spectral Press) Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com) The Bureau of Them, Cate Gardner (Spectral Press) The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman T. Malik (Tor.com) Witches of Lychford, Paul Cornell (Tor.com) Best short fiction The Blue Room, V.H. Leslie (Skein and Bone) Dirt Land, Ralph Robert Moore (Black Static #49) Fabulous Beasts, Priya Sharma (Tor.com) Hippocampus, Adam Nevill (Terror Tales of the Ocean) Strange Creation, Frances Kay (Tenebris Nyxies) When The Moon Man Knocks, Cate Gardner (Black Static #48) The winners will be announced on September 25, at FantasyCon 2016 in Scarborough, UK.
The team who brought you Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II and You're so cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night have launched their Kickstarter Campaign for the fully independent retrospective into the making of RoboCop and its cultural impact over the last 30 years, RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop.
Directed by Paul Verhoeven, produced by Jon Davison and written by Ed Neumeier & Michael Miner, RoboCop was first released in 1987, and has since become one of the most iconic and successful movies of the 1980s; a movie that was well ahead of its time and has left a lasting impression on fans across the globe. RoboCop is a film that many fans watched as children when they were too young to understand the social commentary of this R-Rated movie, yet they were instantly hooked on the future of law enforcement.
The documentary is made as a labour of love by a team of RoboCop fans, Director Christopher Griffiths states "To say that RoboCop is a big part of my life is an understatement. Just ask anybody who knows me. It is the film that started it all for me at an age when I probably shouldn't have been watching it, like many others, but I did, and I have grown up with it and found new things each time I watch it."
Supported by dozens of the original cast and crew RoboDoc is made by fans of the movie for fans of the movie. The crew have already received support from over 20 of the cast and crew as well as the RoboCop Archive, and there is no doubt that by the time of production many more key players will be attached to share their amazing stories about one of the most iconic movies ever-made.
Participants include Jon Davison (Producer), Paul Verhoeven (Director), Ed Neumeier (co-writer), Michael Miner (co-writer), Nancy Allen (“Lewis”), Ronny Cox (“Dick Jones”), Miguel Ferrer (“Bob Morton”), Felton Perry (“Johnson”) and many more.
Creative Producer Eastwood Allen states "RoboCop is a visceral experience like nothing else. It possesses everything that was great about that era of filmmaking, and was way ahead of its time. The movie shaped my sensibilities as a film fan, and has remained a solid favourite of mine since I can remember" Producer Gary Smart explains, "After Leviathan and Brewster, there was only one other cult-classic that we wanted to tackle and that is RoboCop. RoboCop is a movie that I have so many fond memories of watching when I was a child. I vividly remember being enthralled with the story of Alex Murphy and being grossed out, but excited by the amazing special effects.
This project is a labour of love as Chris and Eastwood are die-hard fans of RoboCop and truly are the best people to do the movie justice."
Creative Producer Eastwood Allen states, "RoboCop is a visceral experience like nothing else. It possesses everything that was great about that era of filmmaking, and was way ahead of its time. The movie shaped my sensibilities as a film fan, and has remained a solid favourite of mine since I can remember"
Should the Kickstarter campaign prove successful, RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop will debut in April 2017.
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The prestigious Dances with Films film festival announced today that Beacon Point, the highly-anticipated science-fiction thriller from rising newcomer Eric Blue, has won a plum Friday night slot on the festival’s exciting showcase of upcoming independent gems. The Georgia-produced chiller, produced by Blue Lantern Films, will play at the Chinese Theatre on June 10.
Official Synopsis : A group of hikers on the Appalachian Trail become lost and stumble across an ancient secret that threatens their survival in this suspenseful, surprising journey into fear. You’ll never want to go camping again after sitting through Beacon Point’s unnerving 85 minutes.
Rae Olivier, Jon Briddell, Eric Goins, Jason Burkey, and RJ Shearer star in an Eric Blue film, written by Blue and Traci Carroll.
Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. Once again returning to collaborate with franchise creator James DeMonaco on The Purge: Election Year are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious and Ouija series, The Visit), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and writer/director DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers). www.thepurgeelectionyear.com Genre:Thriller Cast:Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Edwin Hodge, Betty Gabriel, JJ Soria Written and Directed by:James DeMonaco Produced by:Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Sébastien K. Lemercier Executive Producers:Jeanette Volturno-Brill, Couper Samuelson, Luc Etienne
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.
Dreaming of a trip to New York City the beautiful Sloane and Katie leave for the countryside to earn some money working on an organic farm. But on the way they are kidnapped and abused by a sinister family of small-town psychopaths. When the girls finally escape, they decide to return to the scene of the crime and settle the score.
Written and direct by Terry Miles and starring Kirsten Prout (Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Tiera Skovbye (Supernatural), and Christian Sloane (Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Black Christmas Hannibal), this revenge thriller will be released by Solo Media + Matchbox Films on DVD + DIGITAL on 13TH JUNE 2016
Led by the phenomenal team over at EyeSoar Images and Creations, and after over 2 1/2 years of precise and dynamic planning, the promoters of the guaranteed game changing Colorado Monster Madness will be launching the first annual event July 6th-8th, 2018, to be held at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Along with a variety of progressive divergences from the standard convention format, watch for various announcements regarding the convention over the course of the next two years. Follow Colorado Monster Madness Online:
Sam is returning home. And something sinister is waiting in the shadows.
Dallas, TX – May 4, 2016 – In his feature film Don’t Look in the Basement 2director and co-screenwriter Anthony Brownrigg continues the story line of the original 1973 ‘Basement’ film directed by his late father S.F. Brownrigg and released as The Forgotten. This 2015 sequel which Brownrigg tags a “supernatural thriller” is set forty years later when the only known survivor of a mass murder returns to the institution where the grisly killings took place, his presence triggering a series of increasingly disturbing events.
Don’t Look in the Basement 2 was produced by David Rennke (Source Productions) and Daniel Redd (RDM Productions). The film is scheduled for release on DVD/Blu-Ray May 24th from LeglessCorpse Films and on VOD this Summer.
Brownrigg strengthened the connection of ‘Basement 2’ to his father’s earlier film by casting Camilla Carr in a featured role and revisiting the Trinity Institute (formerly Westminster College) in Tehuacana, Texas, for four weeks of principal filming.
Dallas’ own Andrew Sensenig stars as Dr. William Matthews with Arianne Margot as Dr. Lucy Mills and Frank Mosley as Dr. Lance White. Megan Emerick, who co-wrote the screenplay with Brownrigg, plays a supporting role as Nurse Jennifer. Jim O’Rear and Scott Tepperman are orderlies Billy and Bishop, respectively. Willie H. Minor, Jr. is Sam Withers, the mysterious returning patient.
Daniel Redd, David Rennke, Andrew Sensenig, and Brownrigg partnered to create Don’t Look in the Basement 2, LLC under which the film was produced.
Brownrigg earned the Best Picture Award at the 2010 Bram Stoker Film Festival for his film Red Victotia.
Don't Look In The Basement 2 will be available on a 2 disc special edition Blu-Ray and regular edition DVD. Special Edition Blu-Ray includes feature length on-set documentary shot by Jim O'Rear and the original 1973 film. You can pre-order now at LeglessCorpseFilms.com
A natural extension of a year’s worth of dedicated coverage of these six very talented creators in Oliver’s popular ‘Small Pressganged’ feature at Broken Frontier, the Yearbook is the ultimate expression of the column’s mission of “unearthing the gems of the small press”, and of bringing the work of new voices in self-publishing he has championed to a far wider audience.
Each of the six creators has contributed an 8-10 page story on the theme of “breaking frontiers” and interpreted that broad starting point with their own distinctive takes. The book also features back-up stories by a number of established names in UK indie comics who started in small press including Gareth Brookes (The Black Project), Gill Hatcher (The Beginner’s Guide to Being Outside), Jessica Martin (Elsie Harris Picture Palace), Mike Medaglia (One Year Wiser), EdieOP (Maleficium), Owen D. Pomery (Between the Billboards), Alex Potts (A Quiet Disaster), Paul B. Rainey (There’s No Time Like the Present) and Donya Todd (Buttertubs), as well as guest contributions from Rebecca Bagley and Kim Clements.
Says Oliver, “The prime philosophy of the Small Press Yearbook is to provide a promotional showcase for last year’s participants in our ‘Six to Watch’ initiative. To that end we’re sending out a significant proportion of the print run for free to selected publishers, micropublishers, and comics commentators as we seek to raise the profile of 2015’s half dozen stars-in-the-making across the medium.”
Oliver continues, “Rozi, Jess, Danny, Emma, Alice and Adam have very diverse stylistic approaches to the page but what they all share is an innate understanding of the storytelling possibilities of the form and an eloquent fluency in the pure language of comics.”
“Broken Frontier have demonstrated an ambition to elevate not only the form of comics, but the different people who are exploring it” notes Simon Moreton (SMOO Comics, Plans We Made, Minor Leagues) in his Foreword for the book. That aim of active championing of deserving new practitioners is reflected in the cover price of the Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook which retails at just £6.00 for 100 pages (83 of story) in colour and black and white, in order to make its contents as accessible to as wide a readership as possible.
Image credits: Opening photograph by Mauricio Molizane De Souza. Sample pages below by Rozi Hathaway, Danny Noble, Emma Raby, Jess Milton, Adam Vian, Alice Urbino and Rebecca Bagley.