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The Sinister Horror company is proud to announce that that they are publishing an exclusive novel by Adam Millard, The Bad Game is due to be release on Monday 2nd May 2016. Joint founder of The Sinister Horror Company, Daniel Marc Chant, had this to say:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to work with Adam. As huge fans of him and his work when the opportunity presented itself to put out one of his books we just couldn’t say no. His pitch was a classic horror in the style of Shaun Hutson and James Herbert but with a distinct British twist. Adam’s flawlessly demonstrated an incredible range through his body of work and he’s once again outdone himself with The Bad Game.”
The book is available for pre-order now at Amazon UK, and Amazon US.
On writing the novel, Adam says
“Growing up, I was enamoured with videogames, spending many hours in the company of Italian plumbers—like your mom—supersonic blue hedgehogs, and angry barrel-tossing gorillas. Seaside amusement arcades, with their two-penny-pushers and clearly-rigged claw machines, always fascinated me, and still do. The Bad Game is very loosely based upon the mysterious arcade cabinet known as Polybius which briefly and mysteriously took up residence in Portland, Oregon, in 1981. Some say it never existed at all, while others believe it was a secret program created by the CIA in order to brainwash the unsuspecting masses. I wondered what would happen if such a machine turned up in a flourishing British seaside resort, what might happen if the children became adversely affected by its surreal gameplay and hypnotic graphics. Then I just wrote the damn thing, and I hope people have as much fun with it as I did.”
The Sinister Horror Company is an independent UK publisher of genre fiction founded by Daniel Marc Chant, Duncan P Bradshaw and J R Park. Their mission a simple one – to write, publish and launch innovative and exciting genre fiction by themselves and others.
For further information visit http://sinisterhorrorcompany.com/ and for more information on Adam Millard visit http://www.adammillard.co.uk/.
There are three gates to hell. One in the Desert... One in the Ocean... And one in...
JERUZALEM. On Judgement Day, Hell shall inherit the earth - Two American girls on vacation follow a mysterious anthropology student on a trip to Jerusalem. The party is cut short when the trio are caught in the middle of a biblical apocalypse. Trapped between the ancient walls of the holy city, the three travellers must survive long enough to find a way out as the fury of hell is unleashed upon them.
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“AN APOCALYPTIC DISASTER MOVIE OF TERRIFYING POWER”
“JERUZALEM UNLEASHES MONSTERS OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS”
Film School Rejects
“ONE OF MY MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS OF THIS YEAR”
“WILL SCARE THE RELIGION OUT OF YOU”
“A CONTENDER FOR HORROR OF THE YEAR”
EARLY DIGITAL RELEASE 28TH MARCH 2016 OUT ON DVD 4TH APRIL 2016
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"Bloodsucking Bosses is the Office Space of the horror genre" - Nerdly
The Office meets Shaun Of The Dead with a horror twist in Bloodsucking Bosses, a film for anyone who’s ever felt like their job is sucking the life from them.
Starring Fran Kanz of The Cabin in the Woods and with a show-stealing performance from Cabin Fever’s Joey Kern, Bloodsucking Bosses got a rapturous reception at 2015’s Film 4 FrightFest - where it was titled Bloodsucking Bastards - thanks to an on-point and hilarious screenplay from debut writer Ryan Mitt and enough splatter to keep gore hounds happy.
Fran Kanz (The Cabin in the Woods)
Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones, The Mentalist)
Joey Kern (Cabin Fever, Super Troopers)
Joel Murray (Mad Men, God Bless America)
Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network, The Collection)
Evan (Fran Kanz) is in a rut. He’s over-worked in a soul-destroying sales job and he’s just been dumped his girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick), who also happens to be his HR manager. To add insult to injury, his boss (Joel Murray) has just passed him over for promotion and parachuted in Max (Pedro Pascal), Evan’s college nemesis.
Soon after Max’s arrival, people begin acting strangely and the bodies start piling up, but Evan is initially too preoccupied with himself to notice. When he eventually catches on that Max is a bloodsucker in the very literal sense, he bands together his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern) and the remaining humans to rescue Amanda and save their careers from hitting an (un)dead end
We like it because:
At some point we’ve all had a terrible office job that we’ve sworn would be the death of us, and Bloodsucking Bosses captures that feeling perfectly. Ryan Mitt’s witty screenplay encapsulates the modern workplace in a similar way to The Office or Office Space - with added fangs and a healthy splash of gore.
The performances are spot-on too, showing us the characters we’ve all worked with. Fran Kanz’s Evan is the epitome of the put-upon employee who plugs away at a job that gives him little satisfaction and zero recognition, while Joey Kern’s Tim is the ultimate slacker who just wants to show up, get paid and play video games — and not necessarily in that order. Meanwhile Pedro Pascal’s Max is the obnoxious office creep that most of us have had breathing down our necks at one time or another and, if we’re truly honest, wouldn’t have surprised us if they’d turned out to be an undead fiend.
Best of all for a horror-comedy, when the action picks up the pace the gore is pitched perfectly with the jokes, giving us a beer-and-pizza movie that has us laughing and balking in equal measure.
- Behind The Scenes
- Commentary With Dr. God
Altitude Film Distribution and Picturehouse Entertainment present GREEN ROOM, in UK and Irish cinemas FRIDAY 13TH MAY.
Down-on-their-luck punk rockers The Ain't Rights agree to a last-minute gig in a backwards Oregon roadhouse. The gig soon takes a sinister turn as the band members stumble upon a grisly murder scene and find themselves targeted by a ruthless club owner and his associates, determined to eliminate all witnesses.
From the internationally acclaimed filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier (BLUE RUIN), GREEN ROOM is a nerve shredding thrill-ride with a thick vein of dark humour, featuring a gripping ensemble performance from Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Macon Blair and Callum Turner.
As a study in the struggles of mental health, the nature of parenthood and the tragedy of bereavement I loved Anguish
From the producers of The Strangers comes an unnerving psychological thriller inspired by true events. When Tess (Ryan Simpkins) is diagnosed with a personality disorder, she suspects she is possessed by the spirit of a dead girl. With powerful performances, a skin-crawling atmosphere, and jump-out-of-your-seat scares, Anguish promises to be one of the year’s most terrifying and emotionally affecting thrillers.
Ryan Simpkins (A Single Man, Revolutionary Road)
Annika Marks (The Sessions, Mona Lisa Smile)
Karina Logue (Argo, Zodiac, When A Stranger Calls)
Ryan O’Nan (The Iceman, Eat Pray Love, The Frozen Ground)
Sonny Mallhi (producer of The Stranger, The House at the End of the Street)
Sixteen-year-old Tess (Ryan Simpkins) has suffered a pained past. She’s been diagnosed with an assortment of mental ailments since her mother discovered her at a young age gruesomely banging her head against a wall. Now Tess’s new medication seems to be working as she and her mother move to a new town seeking a fresh start.
But as Tess adjusts to her new life, horrific visions begin appearing of a deceased local girl, Lucy, recently killed in a grisly car accident. Hallucinations and physical manifestations intensify as Lucy’s haunted spirit inhabits Tess’s mind, body and soul.
Doctors, sedatives, and priests (suspecting possession from beyond the grave) fail to help, leading Tess to be institutionalized after attempting to take her own life. While she is under observation, a local priest fears that it is Lucy attempting to return by taking control of the troubled Tess, and suggests exorcism as the only way to drive the dead girl out and bring peace to both of these tortured young souls…
We like it because:
As a veteran producer of successful films that include The Strangers and The House at the End of the Street, first-time director Sonni Mallhi knows how to spook an audience. With Anguish he’s created a powerful psychological thriller that continues in the eerie footsteps of It Follows and The Babadook.
Beautifully shot and paced, there’s a spine-tingling creepiness that resonates throughout the whole film. And though its shades of The Exorcist will appeal to horror fans, Anguish has an emotional depth that makes it as much about the plight of the characters as the scares – drawing an ambiguous, unsettling connection between personality disorder and supernatural possession.
There’s also a career-defining performance from Ryan Simpkins, who proves she’s one of Hollywood’s fastest rising stars as the troubled Tess, plus great supporting performances from co-stars Annika Marks and Ryan O’Nan, whose unsetting touches help make this a thriller that won’t be easy to forget!
"...does for reluctant vampire slayers what Deadpool did for foul-mouthed mercenaries..." - IMPACT Magazine
One of the longest running web shows online, The Hunted (www.thehunted.tv) is now a feature film thanks to the show's fans and a successful Kickstarter campaign. The film is one of the first features produced under SAG's New Media contract and takes advantage of the latest in online distribution through Vimeo VOD (which includes Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, and smart TVs) https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thehunted.
The feature is the next installment of the action/comedy series which tells the story of a struggling actor who leads a group of misfit slayers against an army of vampires. The vampires, however, have developed an immunity to everything over the years, and the only way they can be killed is with a sword. Luckily, our hero knows how to use a sword, mostly due to his starring role in a cheesy 80's action flick called "Vampslayer."
The film was shot in Hollywood, California and was co-produced by New Deal Studios, the Academy Award-winning effects studio behind numerous blockbuster films (Interstellar, Inception). Directing the film is the show's creator, Robert Chapin (Ring of Steel), who stars in the film alongside Monique Ganderton (Guardians of the Galaxy, Hunger Games), Anthony Delongis (Highlander, Fearless), Gary Kasper (Battle Dome) and David Baker (Deadliest Warrior, Forged in Fire).
New media plays an important role in audience engagement and the "long tail" of the film. The online series is based almost entirely on user content, which means virtually anyone anywhere can create an episode of The Hunted. Regular contests featuring cash prizes and Hollywood judges encourage additional content, and the regular stream of content serves to cross-promote the feature with the online series.
In an industry where fan films are shunned by studios, The Hunted embraces them. This is reflected in the theme of the film, where soccer moms learn to become vampire slayers, just like fans leaning to become filmmakers. Everyone gets the chance to live up to their true potential.
"A Refreshing Spin on the Vampire Mythos." - Comic Book Bin
"A Pioneer in the Latest Action Frontier." - Impact Magazine
The unnerving Blood Rush, starring award winning actress Stella Maeve (Transamerica) and acclaimed actor Michael Madsen, is now available on VOD from Osiris Entertainment
Directed by Harris Demel, the film fixes on Nicole Diamond, an internationally-known model, who finds herself in an upside-down car in the middle of nowhere. In the passenger seat is her unconscious boyfriend, pop singer Scott Donnoly, a.k.a. Scotty Dee. Not a soul is around to help, and her legs are wedged under the dashboard. She's trapped.
Danger lurks everywhere, including a small fire under the car, wild animals in the vicinity, and the unknown, life-threatening physiological effects of hanging upside down indefinitely. With her damaged cell phone, she dials random numbers until she finally reaches someone willing to help – a mysterious man named Casey.
However, she soon learns that roadside assistance is the last thing on Casey's mind.
After a botched art heist in France, a group of friends are left with a body on their hands and the gendarme hot on their trail. They hide the body and make plans to sell the painting and return home. But as they wait for the chance to escape from their secluded holiday home, they soon realise the body has gone missing. Paranoia and fear sets in and the friends begin to turn on each other. Soon it is clear there's a killer in the house and the group must figure out who is responsible before they all suffer the consequences.
This British film was produced Luke White and Ed White and written by Emmy award winner Rosy Deacon (Shards). The film was shot in just two weeks on location in Normandy, France.
The film stars Ollie Barbieri (Skins, Anuvahood), Klariza Clayton (Skins, Harry Brown), and Scott Chambers (Chicken, The Hippopotamus), as well as debut performances from Sabrina Hansen and Nicholas Bourne.
Production company: Porthos Films
Release date: TBC
IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4594286/
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Vampire folklore horror with a macabre sense of humour and plenty of blood, guts, and garlic, from director Erik Matti (ABCS OF DEATH 2, ON THE JOB).
A family besieged by monsters in comic book-style vampire action…
“Fun and fresh with excessive violence and laughs!” - FHM
RELEASED ON DVD 28 MARCH 2016
Cocky layabout Makoy (Dingdong DANTES) travels to a remote village to reconcile with his pregnant girlfriend. When he’s angrily turned away, he tries to win favour by purchasing a suckling pig for her birthday feast. Although a bargain price, the pig isn’t quite what it seems, and soon the family are fighting for their lives from a hoard of vicious, man-eating creatures: the Tiktiks.
The first full-length Filipino film to be shot using green screen, with stylised sets and a comic book look.
Directed by: Erik Matti
Cast: Dingdong Dantes, Joey Marquez, Lovi Poe
About 'Tiktik' Aswangs
An Aswang is a vampire-like witch ghoul in Filipino folklore and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century.
Aswangs are shape-shifters, living as regular townspeople and transform into creatures at night (such as a cat, bat, bird, boar or most often, a dog). They enjoy eating unborn fetuses and small children, favoring livers and hearts. Some have long proboscises, which they use to suck the children out of their mothers' wombs when they are sleeping in their homes. Some make noises, like the Tiktik, (the name was derived from the sound it produces) which are louder the farther away the aswang is, to confuse its potential victim; An aswang will also have bloodshot eyes, the result of staying up all night searching for houses where wakes are held to steal the bodies.
TERROR COTTA is Terracotta Distribution’s imprint label devoted to Asian horror and thrillers. Part of the Terracotta Entertainment Group that promotes Far East films in the UK via the annual Terracotta Festival, a monthly film club, exclusive screenings, Home Entertainment and digital channels.
Releases by Terracotta Distribution include the multi-award winning BREATHLESS directed by Yang Ik-june, Johnnie To’s SPARROW and Kim Ki-duk debut movie CROCODILE.