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THERE'S A REASON WHY THE WOODS ARE SCARY
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
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
Fundraising Event to Benefit 'Veterans In Trouble' Moved to Rock-A-Billies in Arvada, CO
Organizers behind the upcoming Colorado Monster Madness have announced a venue change for their rock-filled fundraising event, Rock Out Jam. On May 21st, at Rock-A-Billies* in Arvada, CO, Rock Out Jam will feature local talents Carrion Tree, Dr. Death + Mr. Vile*, Serial Killer Sunday School and 86-B. As well as funding the convention, 20% of the event proceeds will go to Veterans In Trouble.
About Colorado Monster Madness
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.
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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
Official website :www.dontlookinthebasement.com
100-page book featuring top emerging UK creators to watch
Launched on Friday April 29th at London’s Gosh! Comics, the Broken Frontier Small Press Yearbook 2016 celebrates the work of BF Editor-in-Chief Andy Oliver’s ‘Six UK Small Press Creators to Watch in 2015’ - Rozi Hathaway, Jess Milton, Danny Noble, Emma Raby, Alice Urbino and Adam Vian. The book is now available for purchase in North America and Europe.
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.
I was honoured to write the introduction to the first volume of this anthology series. It was a fantastic book with a great line up of new and upcoming writers. Volume 2 is coming very soon, and i am stoked to see that the Sinister Horror boys have turned it up to 11 with the second volume.
It shows just how great these guys are that they have managed to get so many great names on board for this. Look they have Shaun Hutson, Graham Masterton, William Meikle, that's a huge endorsement how well they are doing and how well respected they are in the community. Personally I think they, that along with Horrific Tales and Crowded Quarantine Press the cream of British indie publishing. There has been a lot of bad press about the indie scene of late, but rest assured with publishing companies like these three the genre is in safe hands.
They have also managed to bag Chris Hall from DLS reviews to write the introduction, Chris is one of the best reviewers out there and DLS reviews are the standard by which I measure all book reviews. He is a passionate and insightful reviewer. Well done Chris I'm looking forward to reading your review. Howard Gorman is writing the afterword, I have just recently connected with Howard, and in the short time I have know him, I have been really impressed with both his reviews and just how great a guy he is.
Please get behind this anthology, it has some amazing writers, some of whom I know and love and few I have never read, but I trust the Sinister boys to put together a great book. The proceeds of the book are also going to an Alzheimer's charity so please buy, read, review and share the news about this great project.
"Imagine gangs of new york with added custard pies "
For as long as anyone can remember, the Clowns and Humans of Blueville have co-existed peacefully. Sure, each species thinks the other is a little weird but that's never been something to fight about.
Until, that is, a series of freakish terrorist attacks - seemingly perpetrated by clowns - turn the two bloodlines against each other. When war breaks out, the future of both species hangs in the balance. It's going to take a suicide mission to stop the carnage and only misfit circus trainee Colin Clarke and his three best friends have the courage to volunteer for this impossible task.
Their quest takes them to the mean streets of Cheadle, the most dangerous city in the world. There, in a final bid to defeat their true enemy, they must confront the darkness lurking at the very heart of clownkind.
Stay tuned for a review of this excellent is somewhat bizarre novel
Red Billabong Unleashes A New Trailer and Stills A Monstrous Family Secret Terrorizes the Outback In Australian Cinemas This Summer
Sparke Films has released a new trailer and stills for Luke Sparke's debut creature feature, Red Billabong. After a decade working on film sets around the world, Luke Sparke steps into the director's chair with the most ambitious Australian action film of the year. Combining a legendary monster of the Outback with the intricate web of a family secret, Red Billabong will debut in Australian cinemas this July from Sparke, Pinnacle Films and Darclight Films.
Nick Marshal and his estranged brother Tristan are drawn into a world of secrets and lies when their grandfather's enormous outback property passes into their hands. Old wounds are reopened as friends arrive to visit and strange things begin to occur around the river's billabong water hole. After visits from an old aboriginal family friend and an unscrupulous property developer, the brothers wonder just who is on their side.
Night falls, tensions rise, friends go missing, and past misgivings come to a head. Tristan finds himself not believing his brother who is convinced something dark is at work on the grounds. As they part ways to look for their friends and answers, revelations are unearthed that will change the course of their lives forever. Every Australian may have heard a story of a terrifying outback monster - the Bunyip - but is it just a story? Could it be real?