Ginger Nuts of Horror
To Scott, Paul and Mark, horror films are everything.
The year is 1983, the boom of the video revolution, and Scott Bradley is seventeen, unemployed and on the dole. Drifting through life, he and his friends love nothing more than to sit around drinking, talking about girls, and watching horror movies.
But things are about to change.
As the ‘video nasty’ media storm descends, their desire to find a copy of the ultimate horror film – The Evil Dead – is going to lead them to the most significant days of their young lives. As the law tightens and their way of life comes under threat from all quarters, they come to learn what truly matters to them – and what doesn’t.
A heartfelt story of friendship, loyalty and youthful rebellion, Dead Leaves is a darkly funny and brutally honest depiction of aimless life in a Midland town, and perfectly captures the impact those first few years of video had on a generation.
Say tuned for a review of Dead Leaves. In the meantime why don't youpick up a copy here
MILK-BLOOD, a novel by Mark Matthews, has been optioned for a full length feature film by Monkey Knuckle Films. The option includes rights to the short story, The Damage Done, a companion piece to the novel.
"MILK-BLOOD is true reality horror, with supernatural elements that only serve to make it more believable," explains executive producer Michael Bradford. "The story will certainly hold an audience."
MILK-BLOOD is the story of a ten year old girl named Lilly, born with a heart defect, who lives on a Detroit street where poverty, urban despair, addiction, and both the living and the dead threaten her outside her doorstep. The author has tapped into this experience as a
social worker to create what one review site calls, "an Urban legend in the making.” The author’s previous novel, On the Lips of Children, was a number one best-selling kindle novel on amazon.
The title, "Milk-Blood," comes from the Neil Young song, "The Needle and the Damage Done" and refers to the extensive lengths a heroin addict will go to in order to maintain their high.
Monkey Knuckle Films is a newly created LLC, but the founders have a long history of horror, and have worked with actors such as Sid Haig from The Devil’s Rejects, and much of the cast of The Evil Dead. They are currently in post-production for the horror film, "Elder Island", set for release in 2016. MILK-BLOOD was a semi-finalist for the 2015 Best Kindle Book Awards and is available in paperback, kindle, or audiobook on amazon.
A sequel to MILK-BLOOD is scheduled for release in early 2016. “The sequel is some twisted material,” says Matthews, “but with a purpose. Horror without heart doesn’t appeal to me, and I don’t think to many readers.”
Discover true terror on October 19th as Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading genre film festival, team up to launch FrightFest Presents, an all-new expert driven social community-building label ready to deliver true shocks and scares straight into your home just in time for Halloween and beyond...
FrightFest Presents will bring you the most unsettling feature films from the festival; a series of movies that wowed and earned critical acclaim hand-picked by FrightFest directors Alan Jones and Paul McEvoy.
You’ll even have Alan and Paul on hand to guide you through each film thanks to specially filmed introductions in the spirit of the much-loved Moviedrome. No need to wait for the next fest - this is year-round FrightFest in your home!
Paul McEvoy, of FrightFest says, “We are delighted to be bringing some of the most amazing genre films currently being made to viewers across the UK. With FrightFest Presents, everyone will be able to experience some FrightFest thrills from the comfort of their sofa.”
PHASE ONE: The first phase of six films hand curated by FrightFest Presents will be available to Download from October 19 and are....
From Epic Pictures comes Tales of Halloween. Coming to Digital HD 16th October.
Named “the best horror anthology since Trick 'r Treat” by Fangoria and “among the best Halloween-themed horror movies ever made” by DailyDead, this critically acclaimed film weaves together ten chilling tales from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night.
The all-star directorial lineup includes Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent), Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW 2,3,4), Lucky McKee (The Woman, All Cheerleaders Must Die), and Mike Mendez (Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider!). Cameos by horror heavyweights such as Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Lin Shaye (Insidious), John Savage (The Deer Hunter), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), John Landis (Director of Animal House), Joe Dante (Director of Gremlins), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still Here), Booboo Stewart (Twilight), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Grace Phipps (Fright Night), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie's Halloween), Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Star Wars), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), and more.
This is the one film that i am most looking forward to watching this Halloween. Stay tuned we should have a review of this up very soon.
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Hit the road with the trucking horror anthology “18 Wheels of Horror – a Trailer Full of Trucking Terrors” from Big Time Books
Really looking forward to this one, That cover is sublime, brings back so many memories of reading horror in the 90s. I already have a soundtrack picked out for reading this. Here is the first song to get you in the mood.
Big Time Books horror anthology “18 Wheels of Horror – a Trailer Full of Trucking Terrors” will be released on October 3, 2015. The book contains 18 short horror fiction stories, all set in the trucking world. Psychotic killers, devious ghosts, alien monsters, howling storms, undead creatures, and other dark forces haunt the highways and the truckers who drive them in these chilling tales.
FROM THE BACK COVER: A ghostly voice on a trucker’s CB radio knows more about his life than it should... Two drivers find their cargo gives them inhuman appetites... A boy in a truck stop encounters a supernatural force that threatens to destroy the world... The hypnotic singing lulling a driver to sleep might not be coming from the tires... A fender-bender between a big rig and a four wheeler is not as accidental as it seems... The sinister cargo lurking in a rock and roll band’s fleet of trucks is unleashed at their final show...
Grand Master of Horror Ray Garton ( “Lot Lizards” and” “Live Girls” novels and many more) headlines the book along with John Palisano (horror novels “Nerves” and “Dust of the Dead”), Edward M. Erdelac (“Merkabah Rider” weird western book series as well as the horror novel “Andersonville”), writer/editor Del Howison (“Dark Delicacies” and “Midian Unmade” horror anthologies ), Hal Bodner (best-selling novels “Bite Club” and “The Trouble With Hairy”), Shane Bitterling (“Reel Evil” and “Beneath Loch Ness” screenwriter), Brad C. Hodson (“Darling”), Joseph Spencer (“Grim” and “Wrage”), novelist and screenwriter Daniel P. Coughlin (“Ditch Day Massacre” and “Craven’s Red”), Ian Welke (“End Times at Ridgemont High”), novelist and screenwriter Jeff Seeman (“American Virgin” and “Guns and Butter”), Michael Paul Gonzalez (“Angel Falls”), Eric Miller (“Ice Spiders”), Janet Joyce Holden (“The Only Red is Blood”), and prolific short story writers R. B. Payne, Meghan Arcuri, Tim Chizmar, and Charles Austin Muir.
Editor Eric Miller’s previous books include the Bram Stoker Award nominated “Hell Comes To Hollywood” anthology and “Hell Comes To Hollywood II,” both books containing horror stories set in the entertainment industry and written by written by Movies and TV industry insiders.
“18 Wheels of Horror” will be available in Trade Paperback format (6”x9”, $14.99) on Amazon and at select retailers, with E-Books for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes bookstore, Kobo and other platforms. Audio Books will be on Amazon, Audible.com, and iTunes.
HAVE YOU BEEN NAUGHTY OR NICE?
From director Robert Conway (The Encounter) comes the most frightening film of the festive season. Meet Santa’s dark companion in Krampus: The Reckoning, gift-wrapped with fear this November 3 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Zoe is a strange little girl, with a not so imaginary friend the Krampus who is the dark companion of kindly old St. Nicholas. The Krampus has been unleashed upon a small town and the legendary demon will seek out all the naughty people to punish them at Christmas time. No one is safe as the Krampus hunts them down, tortures them and then drags their helpless souls to the depths of hell.
Krampus : The Reckoning is out on DVD and Digital November 3.
The uniquely disturbing Deep Dark, from writer/director Mike Medaglia, comes to DVD and Digital in November.
“Dark, twisted and utterly captivating..." (Horror Cult Films) and featuring “great performances” (Scream Horror Magazine) from the likes of Sean McGrath (Grimm, Twilight) and John Nielsen (Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen), Deep Dark has played to a resoundingly positive response at film festivals right around the world. It’s highly anticipated DVD and VOD release has been skedded for November 10 via Uncork’d Entertainment.
Official Synopsis : Hermann, a failed sculptor, is about to kill himself when he finds a strange, talking hole in the wall. The creature in the hole (Denise Poirier, the voice of ÆON FLUX) has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams, but things go horribly wrong and when the killing starts, Hermann is thrust into the worst nightmare of his life. Deep Dark is a twisted tale warning you to be careful what you wish for, because it just might get you.
Indie Thriller REBOUND Arrives on DVD September 29th
"Almost David Lynchian in its strangeness" – Film Threat
"An atmosphere of tension that’s both entrancing and entertaining" – Fangoria
Look At Me Films is proud to announce the DVD release of the film, REBOUND, which is now available at Barnes & Noble, Kmart, Best Buy, FYE, and other retailers.
Producer Megan Freels Johnson makes her writing/directing debut with a cast that includes Mark Scheibmeir (The Newsroom, Artois and the Goat), Ashley James (Life Inside and Out and Hustle), Kevin Bulla (The It Factor, One Life to Live, and Joyful Noise), and Wes O’Lee (Band: The Sunset Drifters).
After Claire walks in on her boyfriend with another woman, she decides to give up her dreams as an actress and move back to Chicago. She packs up her things and embarks on a cross country journey. But the minute she gets in the car, things take a turn for the worse. Her car breaks down in a strange town. Not knowing who to trust, she is at the mercy of townspeople to get her car up and running so she can continue what she started. Only things don't go the way she planned. She finds herself trapped in a nightmare, physically and mentally. She's forced to face old and new demons and can't decide what's worse: not knowing if she'll escape her imprisonment, or if the terrible reality is better than the mental anguish that's been plaguing her.
Praise For the Film:
"This film was rapturous and exceptionally entertaining, especially for an independent film." – ihorror
"As writer/directorial debuts go, Megan Freels shows strong promise with her ability to create fantastically intense atmosphere." – Bloody Disgusting
"Worth watching to the end for the unnervingly realistic twist ending." – Rue Morgue
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2015 MILE HIGH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF WITH SPECIAL PRE- FESTIVAL SCREENING OF GOOSEBUMPS
To kick-off a star-studded festival, the Sixth Annual Mile High Horror Film Festival will be hosting a pre-festival screening on September 28th of the highly anticipated, PG-rated adventure comedy Goosebumps. Immediately following the screening, there will be a Q&A with stars Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush and Ryan Lee.
"We are thrilled to be able to give our audience a movie that is suitable for families and fits in with our festival," said Mile High Horror Film Festival Director Timothy Schultz. "We can't wait to watch the highly anticipated Goosebumps phenomenon come to life with Jack Black as the iconic R.L. Stine himself and give festival-goers an opportunity to see this film two weeks before release!"
This year's festival takes place October 1st- 4th 2015 at the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton and promises to be bigger and better with anniversary screenings galore, special Q & A's and feature films to die for. On October 1st, the Mile High Horror Film Festival hits the ground running with the World Premiere of Terry Miles and Random Bench's upcoming film Even Lambs Have Teethwith cast in attendance. There are also several special events lined up that pay homage to the genre: a 90th anniversary presentation of The Phantom of the Opera with actor Ron Chaney Q&A and live musical score, Return of the Living Dead on VHS with scream queen legend Lineea Quigley, presented by horror website, Fangoria, The Shining with infamous twin actors Lisa & Louise Burns and Lloyd the bartender Joseph Turkel reunited for the first time since filming and returning to Colorado where the premise of the film is based, a rare 35mm presentation of Hatchet complete with filmmaker Adam Green and star Kane Hodder in attendance, a live edition of Fangoria's podcast "We'll See You In Hell" with comedians Joe DeRosa and Patrick Walsh, Chad Archibald's Bite, and numerous other feature films guaranteed to keep you up all night!
Mile High Horror Film Festival is also thrilled to host the Colorado premieres of filmmaker Perry Blackshear's They Look Like People and Epic Pictures' upcoming anthology film Tales of Halloween with director Neil Marshall. For fans of the iconic SyFy television show, "Face Off," don't miss the makeup panel with stars Evan Hedges and Kevon Ward. Dying to see the iconic horror film legend, Jigsaw in the flesh? Catch the Q&A with Mr. Tobin Bell himself in conjunction with special presentations of Saw and Saw 2 on October 4th. Mr. Bell will also be the recipient of the Mile High Horror Slasher Award on closing night with a second award being awarded to anniversary presentation of The Devil's Rejects on October 3rd. Start your Halloween season off with a thrill at The Mile High Horror Film Festival and be sure to check out www.mhhff.com for more chilling updates!
Scholastic has over 400 million Goosebumps books worldwide in 32 languages in print since the series introduction in 1992, earning critical acclaim and dominating global best seller lists. R.L. Stine has been recognized as one of the bestselling children's authors in history. Now, the literary phenomenon is coming to the big screen. In Goosebumps, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette), upset about moving from a big city to a small town, finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door, and makes a quick friend in Champ (Ryan Lee). But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah's mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door, he soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret: the creatures that his stories made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Stine's creations are unintentionally released from their manuscripts, Zach's life takes a turn for the weird. In a crazy night of adventure, it's up to Zach, Hannah, Champ, and Stine to team up and get all of these figments of Stine's imagination - including Slappy the Dummy, the girl with the haunted mask, the gnomes and many more - back in the books where they belong to save the town. Directed by Rob Letterman, the screenplay is by Darren Lemke with a story by Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski, based on the Goosebumps book series published by Scholastic and written by R.L. Stine. The film is produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz.
Goosebumps opens in theaters nationwide October 16,2015.
ABOUT MILE HIGH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL:
The Mile High Horror Film Festival's mission is to showcase the very best genre films from around the world. It hosts events throughout the year with its annual weekend-long festival taking place each fall. Recently recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top 5 coolest horror/sci-fi film festivals in the world, the 2014 festival showcased over 80 films from 17 different countries! It hosted many sold out
shows along with the best new and classic horror, thriller, and sci-fi films on the planet. For more information, visit milehighhorrorfestival.com and make sure to follow the Mile High Horror Film Festival official Facebook and Twitter for exciting announcements
There are houses like this all over the world. Most people only know of them from whispered stories over campfires; tall tales told to scare the unwary. But some—those who suffer—know better. They are drawn to these places to ease their pain. If you have the will, the fortitude, you can peer into another life, where the dead are not gone, where your love might live forever.
But that’s not the case for the residents of the Edinburgh house, for something has disturbed the quiet reflection in that old building. A creature has slipped through, sniffling and snuffling in all the dark places, disrupting the balance of time and space.
And it's John’s job to fix it…by any means necessary.