Ginger Nuts of Horror
Nothing is scarier than your first love
A comedy horror with the star of Phineas and Ferb, whats not to love?
When her overly-attentive high school boyfriend, Robert, dies in a gruesome accident, Fern’s life is thrown into turmoil. Senior year gets more complicated when Robert returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost and tries to rekindle their romance. But being dead only exacerbates Robert’s possessiveness, and things take a deadly turn when Fern tries to break up with him. Robert realizes that the only way to save his relationship is to kill his high school sweetheart so they can be together for eternity.
Starring Vincent Martella (Everybody Hates Chris, Phineas & Ferb) & Jennifer Laporte
Directed by Michael Steves
Written by Michael Steves, Gabi Chennisi Duncombe and Bubba Fish
YOU BETTER WATCH OUT.....
Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday.
When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.
All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.
The horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler.
Krampus and his mischievous underlings have been created by the combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, both renowned for their epic work on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and King Kong, among many others.
Written and directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ’r Treat), Krampus is co-written by Zach Shields and Todd Casey and produced by Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia and Dougherty. The film will be released by Universal Pictures. www.krampusthefilm.com
Cast: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Emjay Anthony, Stefania Lavie Owen with Krista Stadler
Directed by: Michael Dougherty
Written by: Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields & Todd Casey
Produced by: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Garcia, Michael Dougherty
Executive Producer: Daniel Stillman
"SEXY AND SCARY, TENSE AND TERRIFIC, A SUPERIOR AND STYLISH REVENGE THRILLER"
ALAN JONES, FILM4 FRIGHTFEST
After suffering a brutal trauma, Julia Shames (Ashley C. Williams) falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy which awakens her own true and holy violent nature, one that teaches her how not to be the victim but transforming her into an empowered Angel of Vengeance.
Described as “Sexy and Scary, Tense and Terrific” by FrightFest and “Grisly and Striking” by Bloody Disgusting - JULIA is a superior revenge thriller not to be missed - starring Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede – First Sequence), Tahyna Tozzi (X Men Origins: Wolverine) and Jack Noseworthy (Event Horizon).
Running Time 95 mins
Genre Thriller / Horror
Distributor Solo Media + Matchbox Films
Bait is the latest horror film from Dominic Brunt, an enthralling and brutal film with stellar performances from Victoria Smurfit and Joanne Mitchell, Bait is a film that will leave you feeling battered and bruised. The last time i came out of watching a film feeling so emotionally battered was with Once Were Warriors
Bex and Dawn are trapped. Everyday they work the same market food stall, selling the same food to the same low lifes. They dream of taking control of their lives and owning their own upmarket cafe,but they meet constant rejection. No one will give people like them a loan and certainly not in this financial climate. Then they meet Jeremy, an independent businessman who offers to fund their dream.
Purchase the DVD here
Watch on Amazon Instant video
Revenge of the Killer Shrews is the new feature film from award winning writer/director Bart Grieb. Revenge of the Killer Shrews based on characters from the original 1959 classic “Killer Shrews.” It is also a sequel to Bart Grieb’s first film; “Taming of the Killer Shrews.”
Revenge finds our hero Captain Rex Harrison isolated and drunk for the past 15 years. He is pulled out of retirement by General Marcus Learer and asked to go on atop secret mission to stop the evil Fumond Corporation from creating a electromagnetic bomb that will render the earth’s satellites useless thus plunging the world into communicational chaos. Rex, Marcus and Big Jim Slade lead a elite band of marines back to the island where it all began. The island of The Killer Shrews! Can Rex and the team stop the evil Dr. Fumond and mad scientist Dorothy Holland? Can they survive the bloodthirsty genetically enhanced Killer Shrews? Find out in this new production from Cygnet Films and Blue Dot Entertainment.
The Revenge of the Killer Shrews is currently looking for a production company and funding and is planning to shoot end of summer of 2015. For further and information and how to contact please visit;
www.revengeofthekillershrews.com and “like” them on Facebook at Revenge of the Killer Shrews.
The Dark Below is a psychological horror film about a young scientist whose discovery of a malevolent entity sets her on a bloody descent into the jaws of insanity. Blending the gut wrenching futility felt in Lovecraft’s best work with slimy practical creature and gore effects, the film promises to bring you a deeply disturbing new addition to the international horror scene.
Directed by Stewart Sparke and Written by Paul Butler. Starring Anna Dawson as Olive, Michaela Longden as Ellie, Daniel S. Thrace as Matt, Johnny Vivash as Dara, Zach Lee as Fletcher, David Shackleton as Herbert and Libby Watts as Mrs. Jones.
“During a traumatic accident whilst on a deep-sea dive in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, Olive, a gifted, young marine-biologist discovers an unearthly creature. Loosing her dream job, Olive smuggles the creature home, intent on studying it in her basement, unbeknownst to her loving boyfriend Matt. Whilst struggling to re-adjust to landlocked life and recover from her recent trauma, Olive begins to realize that she and the creature share a symbiotic bond that drives her to carry out its sinister will
Plagued by gruesome nightmares, her fractured memories of what happened during the accident in the depths of the ocean begin to unravel and reveal an eldritch horror far older and malevolent than she could ever imagine, one which she has unwittingly set free. Olive's obsession leads to madness as her discovery consumes her entire humanity, with deadly results for those around her.”
The Dark Below is currently in post-production and will be entering the festival circuit seeking distribution in early 2016.
Official Website: http://www.thedarkbelowmovie.com
Follow the film on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedarkbelow...
Follow the film on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DarkBelowMovie
Queen Crab Rises from the Deep
Wild Eye Frees the Beast on DVD & VOD September 29th
"Remember the glory days of stop-motion ... well they're back!"
Looking for a return to the days of fun filled monster movies, then we may have just the film for you : QUEEN CRAB!!!
Wild Eye Releasing has announced the September 29th DVD and VOD release of Queen Crab. The latest film from cult auteur Brett Piper (They Bite, The Screaming Dead, Raiders of the Living Dead) Queen Crab is a loving, action-packed tribute to the classic days of practical stop-motion animation, evoking the days of Ray Harryhausen creature features.
A meteor crashes into a quiet lake in the remote countryside, awakening a centuries-old beast. She emerges from the deep and tears through a nearby town and its inhabitants. The humans must fight for their lives and stop this Queen Crab before she can hatch an army of babies that will overrun the entire world.
Tickety Boo Press announce the release of a new Maynard and Simms collection. It will be available as a limited hardback (150 copies) a paperback and as an e-book.
Containing thirteen chilling ghost stories, ten of are are brand new stories, this is a must buy collection from Horror's finest writing team.
Pre-order now and as well as receiving the hardback you will be emailed a FREE ebook (on publication date).
Publication date 20th October 2015.
There is a scratching at the door, but surely no-one is there.
The house is empty, so the footsteps on the stairs must be in my imagination.
The way that shadow just moved, like breathing, must be a trick of the light.
In thirteen new ghost stories and strange tales Maynard & Sims prove they are masters of subtle unease, shifting from reality to distorted nightmares with a few deft words, creating an atmosphere of dread with superb characterisation, pacing and plotting.
“Maynard Sims’ work is superbly detailed, and very well written.” British Fantasy Society.
“I wish Maynard & Sims were more prolific short story writers, because every collection they publish is a veritable feast for dark fiction lovers.” Mario Guslandi.
“Proof of what these much underrated writers are capable of producing when at their best.”Peter Tennant.
“Maynard and Sims revitalize the traditional thrills of haunted houses, ghosts, and witches by emphasizing the psychological turmoil of character’s minds.” Cemetery Dance.
Len Maynard & Mick Sims are the authors of sixteen novels with more scheduled - with supernatural horror, the Department 18 series, crime thrillers and erotic romance. They have written screenplays, and one, based on the first two Department 18 books, won the 2013 British Horror Film Festival Award for Best New Screenplay. Numerous stories and novellas have been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines and Death’s Sweet Echo is their tenth collection. They worked as editors on Darkness Rising, they co-edited and published F20 with The British Fantasy Society, and as editors/publishers they ran Enigmatic Press in the UK, which produced Enigmatic Tales, and its sister titles
MAYNARD & SIMS www.maynard-sims.com
PAN MACMILLAN BUYS THRILLING DYSTOPIAN TRILOGY: WOULD YOU GIVE UP 10 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE?
Pan Macmillan is delighted to announce the acquisition of Slavedays and sequels, by debut novelist Vic James. Senior Commissioning editor Bella Pagan bought UK and Commonwealth rights at auction for a six-figure sum, from Robert Kirby at United Agents.
Slavedays is an absolute firecracker of a novel. With its charismatic characters, evocative British setting and a stand-out conceptual twist, Vic James has come up with a truly winning formula. Her Orwellian page-turner will appeal to readers of all ages – from fans of Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season to devotees of the Game of Thrones series, with its compulsive personal and dynastic power struggles.
The trilogy is set in a modern Britain, where everyone must endure ten years of slavery in service to a magically gifted aristocracy. Here, a teenage boy dreams of rebellion. His older sister yearns for love and knowledge. And – as political machinations clash with family intrigues – a dangerous young aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.
Vic James said: ‘Who wouldn't dream of joining the Publisher of the Year? I loved Bella's vision and ambition for the Slavedays trilogy, and can't wait to get working with the talented team at Pan Macmillan.’
Pagan commented: ‘I absolutely adored Slavedays – WHAT a read! Vic James truly knows how to catch and hold a reader. I knew I just had to publish this, or how else could I get the next fabulous instalment ahead of anyone else.’
Vic James is a current affairs TV director who loves stories in all their forms. She has twice judged the Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize, has produced investigations for Channel 4 News, and is a huge Wattpad success story. The first draft of Slavedays was read more than a quarter of a million times in a year, on the Wattpad forum. And the book won the ‘Talk of the Town’ prize for most talked about Fantasy in Wattpad’s Watty Awards, in January 2015. Pan Macmillan will be publishing Slavedays from spring 2017, with the two sequels to follow.
Fleeing the horrors of Dickensian England and debts she cannot pay, Rosanna steals passage aboard a ship from a desperate young mother and her child. But all hope of a better life is snuffed out when the ship runs aground on Matron Island, a remote quarantine station off the coast of Tasmania. Trapped, Rosanna searches for a way out, discovering hidden chambers and a bizarre photography studio deep within the bowls of the station. Each step brings Rosanna closer to the truth and the creatures that await her in the dark . . .
The Mothers will be followed by The Scrimshaw Marionette in September and The Reparation in October 2015. All three books will be published in eBook format only.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Jones is a writer of screen, page and digital media and a well-regarded expert in dark narrative genres. He has received numerous accolades including an Australian Writers Guild award for screenwriting. As a novelist, Jones has published a three-book gothic horror series, The Transgressions Cycle (2015), and has interactive and television adaptations in development with celebrated multi-platform studio, The Project Factory. Jones is head of story development for interactive media company Portal Entertainment UK, which specialises in immersive dark-thriller experiences, creating the iPad mystery thriller The Craftsman and won the 2012 British IC Tomorow Digital Innovation Contest for TV and Film. Currently working on interactive digital productions with US studios, as well as TV series collaborations here at home, he has previously pioneered online TV in Australia, serving as story editor on cult post-apocalyptic series, Wastelander Panda for the ABC.