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The production team at BBL Entertainment is proud to present the screening of the first official trailer of the upcoming web series Odium: Vindicta at 247 Sky Bar, Indianapolis, Indiana on February 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
Saul Harris is a new resident in the idyllic, all American small town of Manesville and with him comes a darkness that will sweep over the unsuspecting community and change it forever. Saul's past is the stuff of nightmares and even though he's been trying to leave it behind, the past has a way of catching up and when it does, the nightmares will be unleashed. But Saul isn't the only one with dark secrets and his actions will cause a ripple effect that brings to light the malevolent things lurking just behind the perfect facade of Manesville's upper echelons.
The upcoming web series Odium aims to re-invent and re-invigorate the indie horror scene. It combines elements of psychological thriller, slasher cinema and Hitchcockian twists in an original story of epic scale. It will follow Saul's journey to deal with his past and his struggle to calm his troubled, damaged mind and find something resembling peace and normalcy. It will explore the disturbing actions and decisions of some of Manesville's prestigious, wealthy inhabitants, as they are being pushed to the edge by the gruesome murders that start to happen and trap the town in fear and panic. It will observe the police investigators, as they are trying to put the pieces together and understand what is happening in their town. And most of all it will draw the audience into a story where things are not what they seem and where the lines between good and evil are always blurred.
The trailer will be the centerpiece of the event “Artistic Impressions.” The purpose of the event is to make the public aware of BBL's artistic endeavors and productions and it will include samples of the work of Indianapolis based paranormal investigators ParaSisters, photographers Vanessa von Rouge and Gary Nelson and Chicago based designer extraordinaire Ramsey J. Prince. Sounds and tunes will be provided for your listening pleasure by local DJ Killa Cam and comedian Thomas McDaniel will MC the event and give guests a sampling of his comedy set. The proceeds of the event will be used to secure funding for the continued production of Odium and to support the local charity “A Giving Tree”. Admission to the event is $10 or guests can bring a non-perishable food item to donate for a reduced admission of $7 ($3 discount).
Screening Date: February 21, 2015
Screening Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm
Screening Location: 247 Sky Bar, 247 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Admission: $10 regular, $7 with food donation
This event is open to the public.
Adam Morris moves into a cheap rental property in the suburbs. He's divorced and now only sees his daughter, Jessica, every other weekend. He's a broken man trying to start a new life.
When strange events start to occur in the run-up to Halloween, Adam suspects there's a link to the old, abandoned house next door.
Soon he learns about a dead killer named Katherine Moffat and the terrible things she did to her victims in the cellar. As Adam uncovers more details regarding past events in the house next door, he realizes that he and Jessica might be in real danger.
Before long, he is caught up in a mortal struggle to prevent the lingering influence of 'Little Miss Moffat' from destroying everything he has tried so hard to protect.
This is a story about ghosts, a dead serial killer, and a man struggling to be a good father to his young daughter. This is also a story of pain and pathos, love and hate, abuse, addiction and desire.
It's also the story of Little Miss Moffat and the Radiant Children ....
In May, the final chapter of the story of Pinhead will be revealed, as Clive Barkers latest novel 'The Scarlet Gospels' is released. In anticipation of this seismic event, Kit Power is re-reading the prior stories in the Clive Barker catalogue that deal with the high priest of pain and Harry D'Amour, and sharing his thoughts here.
The stories Kit will be reading are:
The Last Illusion – from Volume 6 of the Books of Blood, the first story to feature Harry D'Amour (and source material for the Lord Of Illusion movie).
Lost Souls – a short story first published in Time Out magazine December 1985, and conveniently now freely available from the man himself here: http://www.clivebarker.com/html/devotion/macab/stories/lost.html – another Harry D'Amour story, featuring his run-ins with 'The Gulfs'
The Hellbound Heart – because DON'T MAKE ME EXPLAIN!!!!
The Great And Secret Show
Yes, we know there's half a ton of movies and a squillion comics, much of which is also at least interesting and in some cases good, but it's been made clear that each medium has it's own distinct cannon and continuity, so as The Scarlet Gospel is prose and written by Clive Barker, we're going to be working on the assumption that the above reading list will serve as adequate preparation for what seems likely to be the horror publishing event of the year.
Kit's write-ups will be spoiler filled and reflective, rather than straight reviews – so dig out your copy of The Books Of Blood Vol 6, and join us back here shortly for a lively discussion and celebration of Clive Barker and the path to The Scarlet Gospels...
Kit's retrospective reviews will be part of a week long special series of articles on Ginger Nuts of Horror. Featuring an extensive set of reviews, interviews and guests posts all in celebration of the decade's most anticipated novel.
The gates to Hell are open and something beckons... The last of Earth's magicians are living in fear. A Cenobite Hell Priest known as Pinhead is killing them off, gorging on their knowledge to enhance his own magical powers as part of a quest to takeover Hell. Meanwhile, Private Investigator Harry D'Amour is fulfilling the final wishes of the dead, who communicate with his business associate, the blind medium Norma Paine. But while investigating one such case, Harry inadvertently opens up a rift between hell and the real world.
When nemesis Pinhead emerges through the portal, a vicious battle ensues. After failing to enlist Harry to pen his Scarlet Gospels, the epistles chronicling the Hell Priest's grand coup, Pinhead captures Norma and Harry realizes he must go through hell - literally - to save her.
The long-anticipated new novel from bestselling author Clive Barker.
Set on the Eastern front in 1944, Soldiers of The Damned follows Major Kurt Fleischer, (Gil Darnell), as a war-weary commander of an elite troop of German soldiers, after he is ordered to escort a female scientist (Miriam Cooke) into a mysterious forest behind enemy lines to retrieve an ancient relic. Mystery and tension grow as his men begin to disappear in strange circumstances Fleischers soon realises that the scientist is part of the Nazis’ occult department and there is something in the forest that is far more deadly than the Russians.
Released digitally by Content Films on 9th February 2015, SyFy presents in association with Plus Entertainment, Hollywood Media Bridge, Twintalk Entertainment and Spooked Productions, Dead Still - a Booth Brothers Film, starring : Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG1), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Jeepers Creepers), Gavin Casalegno (Noah, When The Game Stands Tall) and Elle LaMont (Dusk Till Dawn, Machete Kills).
Welcome back to Hell’s Gates! The palpable sense of dread may seem familiar, but this time things are a bit…different. Fresher. Newer. As though just recently born…
Every darkness has a source, every monster has a birthplace, and every evil has an origin. In the second volume of the #1 Bestselling AT HELL’S GATES series, twenty-three of the finest dark fiction authors working today will force you to witness the ORIGINS OF EVIL. Each unique tale of terror traces an unspeakable horror
back to its very beginning.
The full table of contents is as follows:
Pulse by Mark Tufo
Cookies for the Gentleman by C.T. Phipps
By Any Means Necessary by Evin Ager
History's End by Frank Tayell
A Mother's Nightmare by J. Rudolph
Patient 63 by Stevie Kopas
Tyrannical Ascension by Shana Festa
Ink by James Crawford
The Man with Four Scars by Stephen Kozeniewski
Daddy's Girl by Ian McClellan
Operation Devil Walk by David Mickolas
The Infected by S.G. Lee
Forget Me Never by Sharon Stevenson
Mirage by Sean T. Smith
The Millstone by Lesa Kinney Anders
Genesis by Kit Power
Lockdown by TM Caldwell
Collection Night by Curran Geist
The Cold by Devan Sagliani
A Different Cocktail by Claire C. Riley
A Song to Sing in Babylon by Matthew Baugh & Bobbie Metevier
The Gouger by Paul Mannering
All proceeds from this horror anthology series go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a charity benefiting military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. The authors and editors of this series are pleased to donate their time and effort to a truly worthy cause.
So sit back, relax, support a fine charity, and enjoy twenty-three tales of dawning calamity from some of horror fiction’s leading lights.
Ten years after the zombie apocalypse was supposedly averted; a new outbreak causes 18-year-old Norm Elman to learn the frightening truth of both the zombie threat and the safe haven that has kept him and others alive.
Dr. Elman clearly knows something. Why else would he release his zombie test-subjects? We know the answer, but we'll never tell...unless our campaign is successful.
We're an independent operation. One sunny afternoon in August, our writer, Justin, sat down for lunch with our director, Stewart, and asked: "Are you going to eat that?" And also: "Want to direct the pilot for a web series idea I have?"
After reading the script for the first episode and outline for the first season, Stewart agreed. The pair brought Hannah onto the team to executive produce, and they all got to work.
Five months later, we're here with no studio backing, no distributor deal, and no investor agreement. We only have our vision, our first episode, and you.
If you're a fan of the zombie genre, web series, or high quality storytelling in general, ask yourself:
Don't you want to learn How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
Cast Tyler Mauro
Tyler's most recent credits include There is Many Like Us, Mule Kids, and More of Last Night. His favorite zombie movie is Zombieland, and his favorite The Walking Dead character is Beth.
Patrick 's appearances include 7th Heaven, General Hospital, a recurring role on Just Shoot Me, and a recurring sketch player role on G4's Attack of the Show. His favorite zombie movie is Zombieland, and his favorite The Walking Deadcharacter is Maggie.
Leah is a triple threat performer and content creator best known for her award winning musical series Destroy the Alpha Gammas, for which she became a Webby Honoree and a Streamy Award Nominee. Her favorite zombie movie is 28 Days Later, and her favorite The Walking Dead character is Daryl.
Stewart Wade – Director / Executive Producer
Stewart is an award winning independent writer/director. In 2006 he was named one of Outfest's “Five in Focus” filmmakers chosen as “the next wave of hot new talent” for his feature debut Coffee Date. The film won numerous festival awards and received a theatrical release. Most recently, he directed and co-produced screwball comedy Such Good People which is currently on the festival circuit. His favorite zombie novel is Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory, and his favorite The Walking Dead character is Michonne.
Justin M. Lesniewski – Writer / Executive Producer
Justin is a writer, tutor, and podcaster working toward becoming a television creator and showrunner. His credits include Research Assistant on Atlas Shrugged Part 2 and Second Second Assistant Director on Such Good People. You can listen to his podcast Welcome to The Midside on his site TheMidside.com and PulpEpic. His favorite zombie movie is Dawn of the Dead directed by Zack Snyder, and his favorite The Walking Dead character is Glenn.
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Kelly Padrick’s new music video for the single Radiance will be launched worldwide on Thursday February 5th, 2015 at 12pm E.T. on YouTube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion.
Radiance is Kelly Padrick’s 8th video collaboration with award-winning director-producer Patricia Chica known for her psychological horror and comically gruesome shorts: the Ripe N’ Bloody segment from the Soska’s Massive Blood Drive PSA 2015, Ceramic Tango, and Serpent’s Lullaby, among others.
"Radiance was written as a positive song about love, and I felt the concept of the video should mirror the hopeful and spiritual themes of the lyrics,” says Padrick. “This is Kelly Padrick’s most luminous music video to date,” adds Patricia Chica. “Moreover, this is a tale about ‘enlightenment’ and ‘brilliance’ rather than ‘darkness,’ which had been a recurrent theme in our previous videos. This time, I wanted the style to be elegant and straightforward, not bloody, sexual or fetish like our previous videos, and have the ‘radiance’ really come across through the characters and the imagery,” she concluded. Jonathan Tremblay colorized the textured cinematography by Martin Bouchard in Montreal. Radiance is set at a manor located in the enchanting Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada. The music video shows an elegant woman played by Padrick who is worshiped by her radiant lover, played by Quebecois actor Eric Benton. Radiance is a love song that presents a message of hope for the listener to believe their radiance is in the way
An unexpected event happened during the filming of the garden scene, when a giant dragonfly landed on Kelly’s dress and stayed by her side during the takes of her singing. Instead of pushing it away, the director decided to incorporate this serendipitous moment into the story, and asked the crew to send energetic love and gratitude to the little creature whom they named “Alex.” Alex cooperated with the team for two hours, and when the filming of the scene was over, it flew away. “Magic happens when you are led by flexibility and allow improvisation into your creative space,” says director Patricia Chica.
@KellyPadrick has released five full length CDs; H a z e, Carmine Street, Hello My Love, Soulmate, and Dear Love, as well as three EPs; The Brooklyn Hours, The Kind of Girl, and her most recent EP Radiance. “Pizza and Fairytales,” a haunting love song, was featured in the Fox Searchlight movie Trust the Man. “Ties That Bind” and “The Brooklyn Hours” were both used prominently in ABC's Desperate Housewives promos during the 2010 season. In 2013, MTV used “Girl On” for their new show Big Tips Texas. Kelly’s music can be found on iTunes, Amazon, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Pandora.
(www.KellyPadrick.com) @PatriciaChica has directed, produced and edited all of Kelly Padrick’s clips since 2006 as well as over 50 hours of programming including award-winning horror/fantasy shorts, darkly sexy music videos, and edgy documentaries. She is known for her sensitive approach to character and the way she uses energy within her creative process in order to achieve a compelling, sensual, and empowered performance from the artists she collaborates with
The shortlist for the first James Herbert Award for Horror Writing is announced today, Thursday 29 January 2015.
From the darkly fantastical and post-apocalyptic to desolate rural mysteries, gut-wrenching body horrors and modern re-imaginings of classic Horror tropes, the six shortlisted titles represent a darkly diverse journey across a genre that is as popular with readers as it is disturbing in its imaginings.
The shortlisted novels are:
M.R. Carey, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (Orbit)
Nick Cutter, THE TROOP (Headline)
Frances Hardinge, CUCKOO SONG (Macmillan)
Andrew Michael Hurley, THE LONEY (Tartarus Press)
Josh Malerman, BIRD BOX (Harper Voyager)
Kim Newman, AN ENGLISH GHOST STORY (Titan Books)
Chair of judges, Tom Hunter, comments,
"The first year of a new literature prize is always viewed with one eye on the past of the genre and one on the future and, given this is a horror prize, perhaps a third eye watching behind to check for unspoken things lurking in the dark.
"The judges have created a truly compelling shortlist for this inaugural year that exemplifies the diversity of modern horror fiction and reminds us that great horror writing should always scare and fascinate in equal measure."
Kerry Herbert, James Herbert's daughter and one of the judges, adds,
"My Dad was a brilliant storyteller. He gave us characters to relate to, before they got hideously chomped. He showed us a hidden world where social injustice might just be day-to-day living. Most of all, he scared the bejesus out of us. Because it could happen to anyone. A few wrong choices, an earthquake, a plane crash...
"As a fitting legacy, I hope that this shortlist presents the quality and huge diversity of the horror genre. But most of all I hope at least one of these books scares you so much that you can't sleep, you can't forget, and you can't wait to tell your friends about it."
The James Herbert Award for Horror Writing was launched in April 2014 and celebrates the life and career of one of the world's best and most loved horror writers. The prize is jointly administered by Herbert's publishers, Pan Macmillan, in partnership with the Serendip Foundation, and the estate of James Herbert. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in a central London location in March 2015. The winning author will receive a cheque for £2,000 and a specially-designed commemorative statuette.
The judges of The James Herbert Award are:
· Ramsey Campbell, author, editor and critic and 'Britain's most respected living horror writer' (the Oxford Companion to English Literature)
· Rosie Fletcher, Acting Editor of Total Film magazine and a horror expert and reviewer for SFX magazine
· Kerry Herbert, James Herbert's eldest daughter. She worked in book publishing for 20 years before becoming an award-winning comedy promoter. As an infant, Kerry "helped to write" The Fog by scribbling over several hundred of his hand-written pages. Aged 14, Kerry's father officially allowed her to read his books, and she began to proof-read the manuscripts
· Tom Hunter, Director of the Serendip Foundation (Chair of judges)
· Sarah Pinborough, the critically-acclaimed author and screenwriter, and three times winner of the British Fantasy Award
· Dr Tony Venezia, researcher and Visiting Lecturer in literary and cultural studies at Birkbeck, University of London and Middlesex University
The prize, which will be awarded annually, aims to discover and publicise a new generation of horror authors working today and celebrate the boldest and most exciting talent in the genre. The inaugural award was open to horror novels written in English and published in the UK and Ireland between 1st January 2014 and 31st December 2014.
Rage: Midsummer's Eve premieres in March
The Arctic Circle based horror, Rage: Midsummer's Eve will have its worldwide premiere in March.
The film, directed by American-Finnish female director Tii Ricks, will have its premiere on March 6th, 2015 in Selected Theaters in the United States and in the United Kingdom, the same day as it will be released on VOD internationally.
Rage: Midsummer's Eve tells a story about American and British friends living and studying in Finland who decide to take up an offer and travel to the Finnish Arctic Circle and Lapland to experience the midnight sun and celebrate the old pagan festival, Midsummer's Eve.
The film was shot in Finland during the “white nights” in midsummer when the sun never sets above the Arctic Circle. The crew credits include such blockbuster films, such as The Hangover, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Pirates of the Caribbean – At World's End. The Director of Photography for the film is Lawrence Dolkart who has shot music videos for such artists as Stone Temple Pilots, Marilyn Manson and Jet, just to name a few.
The main roles are played by British actress Holly Georgia with her country fellow Johnny Sachon (known in the UK for a his role in a TV series Cloud 9 on ZingTV) and Finnish born actors with international careers; Christian Sandstrom who appeared as an FBI agent in 2009 film 'Farewell', Greta Mandelin and Michael Vardian.
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