Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary Brings a Haunted Tale from Brazil to the U.S.

Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary is a film from Brazil. In Portuguese, this title brings several amateur paranormal investigators to a haunted school. Outmatched, these supernatural researchers will have to use all of their skills to combat this ghost. Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary is a film from Fabrício Bittar. And, this title stars: Dani Calabresa ("The Mess"), Léo Lins and Danilo Gentili. To release in March, the film's official artwork is available here.

The graphic shows Bloody Mary in the background. The investigators are forefront and do not know what Mary has in store for them. Partially looking like a broken window, this film poster also shows one of the characters dressed as Bloody Mary?

Dark Sky Films will release this title in March. On March 10th, this international title will show on DVD. The DVD has not been rated. With a run time of 108 minutes, Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary promises "gratuitous sex, violence, profanity and one seriously pissed off ghost (Dark Sky Films)." All of the latest details, on this title, are below.

Release Date: March 10th, 2020 (DVD).

Director: Fabrício Bittar.

Writers: Fabrício Bittar, Andre Catarinacho.

Cast: Dani Calabresa, Léo Lins, Danilo Gentili.

The official trailer for Ghost Killers vs Bloody Mary (via Raven Banner):

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Horror Comedy Extra Ordinary Casts a Dark Spell this March

Tagline: "Putting the Normal in Paranormal."

Extra Ordinary is a horror comedy from Blinder Films. The film involves a driving instructor, with supernatural powers. She uses these powers to save the daughter of a friend, from a Satanic priest. Developed by Mike Ahern ("The Hatch") and Enda Loughman, this indie feature stars: Maeve Higgins (The Babymooners), Barry Ward, Will Forte and Claudia O'Doherty. Set to release across North America, a preview of the film is available here.

The trailer shows character Rose (Higgins) and her special powers. She sees spirits in her hometown. When a young girl becomes possessed, Rose must face a Satanist, who performs demonic rituals. Which power will conquer the other?

In the U.S., Cranked Up Films will handle the film's release. Extra Ordinary will show on March 6th, in theatres. The Cranked Up website shows the film playing in dozens and dozens of U.S. cities. From Phoenix to Brooklyn, this title will show coast-to-coast. In Canada, Level Film is handling this title's release. On March 13th, Extra Ordinary will show in Canadian cities, followed by a release on Digital - this June. Fans of hilarious, horror infused titles can find the latest on Extra Ordinary below.

Release Date: March 6th, 2020 (Theatrical, US) and March 13th (Theatrical, Canada) and June (Digital, Canada).

Directors: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman.

Writers: Mike Ahern, Demian Fox.

Cast: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte, Claudia O'Doherty.

The official trailer for Extra Ordinary (via Cranked Up Films):

Extra Ordinary at Cranked Up Films: Extra Ordinary at Cranked Up Films w/Theatrical Listings

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Crime Thriller Hollywould Puts Two Characters on the Run this March 17th

Tagline: “The Doorway to Heaven Lies at the Bottom of Hell”

Hollywould is the latest film from director Joshua Coates (But Deliver Us from Evil). To release in March, Hollywould involves an aspiring writer and his entanglement with Holly. Now, both Mark and Holly find themselves on the run from authorities, in the style of Mickey and Mallory Knox (Natural Born Killers). Indican Pictures will release this title in the middle of March. And, Hollywould stars: Caitlyn Fletcher (The Red Suit), Pete Postiglione (Apparition), Eric Roberts and Alice Eve. The film's official poster and trailer are hosted here.

The film's poster shows Mark and Holly on the run. Full of explosions, these characters find themselves evading Det. Davenport (Roberts) and others. But, their paths will cross again in the film's finale.

Hollywould will be available this March 17th. On this date, the film will show on DVD and Digital platforms, including Amazon. Fans of crime thrillers can view the film then, with Coates' latest promising lots of action.

Release Date: March 17th, 2020 (DVD, Digital).

Director/writer: Joshua Coates.

Cast: Torrei Hart, Gregg Christie, Val McAdoo, Alice Rose, Tony Stavola, Jennifer Kay, Pete Postiglione, RJ Konner and Eric Roberts

The official trailer for Hollywould (via Indican Pictures):

More on Hollywould at Indican: Hollywould at Indican

Another action thriller from Indican Pictures - Red Herring (2015):

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Graham Denman's Production Gets the Greenlight in this Official Trailer

Greenlight is an indie horror film from the Horror Collective. Centrally focused on Jack (Chase Williamson), this filmmaker will do whatever it takes to make a film. But, some of the cast and crew on Jack's next production might have taken their roles a little too far. This feature has won an Audience Award for "Best Suspense Film" at the Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. Now, Greenlight is getting set to leave the film festivals behind in favour of the Digital marketplace. From director Graham Denman, Greenlight also stars: Shane Coffey (Starry Eyes), Caroline Williams (Tales of Halloween), Nicole Alexandra Shipley and Evanne Friedmann. The film's release date is scheduled for the end of the month.

Greenlight is the filmmaking term in which a film is given the go-ahead - for production. Usually a script is greenlit by studios or production companies, with the studio head giving the final thumbs up. Jack gets the greenlight. But judging by the trailer, he might be wishing he had not.

This title, from Talk Story Pictures, will show this February 25th. To show on most Digital platforms, Greenlight promises a bloody good time, spent with some of the strangest characters in film, to date!

Release Date: February 25th, 2020 (Digital).

Director: Graham Denman.

Writers: Graham Denman, Patrick Robert Young.

Cast: Danielle Bisutti, Chris Browning, Caroline Williams.

The official trailer for Greenlight (via the Horror Collective):

Greenlight at The Horror Collective: Greenlight Details at the Horror Collective

Actor Shane Coffey was in another film, about stardom and the impediments in achieving it (Starry Eyes):

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Two Characters Share a Dark Tale in this Trailer for The Oak Room

Production on The Oak Room began in the Summer of 2019. Since then, the film has been completed. And, Cody Calahan's (Let Her Out) latest is set to release in North American, soon. Part drama and part thriller, The Oak Room takes place in an old bar, at closing time. Then, a drifter has a story to tell - a tale about mistaken identities and characters being double-crossed. This title stars: RJ Mitte ("Breaking Bad"), Peter Outerbridge (Suicide Squad), Ari Millen, Martin Roach and several others. Now, fans of suspenseful thrillers can find a trailer and poster, for the film, here.

The trailer shows several characters entering the bar. One man promises a dark tale, while others search for hidden items. A fight breaks out. Meanwhile, this bartender has his own tale to tell. A slow burn thriller, The Oak Room brings lots of characters together, at a remote locale.

A specific release date has not been announced for The Oak Room. To be released soon, this title has been co-produced by Black Fawn Films and Citizen Skull Productions. Breakthrough Entertainment will likely show the film, later this year. Finally, director Calahan says of the film and its genres: "“I’ve always wanted to make a film that was dialogue driven but, also one that could blend the genres of drama, thriller and neo-noir together." All of the latest details on Calahan's latest are below.

Release Date: TBA.

Director: Cody Calahan.

Writer: Peter Genoway.

Cast: RJ Mitte, Peter Outerbridge, Ari Millen, Martin Roach, David Ferry, Nicholas Campbell.

A trailer for The Oak Room is linked here (hosted at Breakthrough):

*trailer removed by request.

Sources: The Oak Room at the Film Catalogue

The Oak Room Trailer at Breakthrough

More from Calahan - Let Her Out (2017):

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Brazil's Supernatural Slasher Feature Skull: The Mask to Show at this Year's EFM

Tagline: "A Killer Hunt for Revenge."

Skull: The Mask is a Brazilian, horror production. Slated to show at this year's European Film Market, this feature focuses on a supernatural-infused serial killer. Based on ancient Colombian mythology, an worn artifact births a violent executioner. Skull: The Mask was developed by filmmakers: Armando Fonseca (Uptake Fear) and Kapel Furman. And, the film centrally stars: Natallia Rodrigues (The Awakener), Wilton Andrade and Rurik Jr. Raven Banner Entertainment will represent this title for potential European and North American distribution. As well, a new poster has been released (found here), along with a new trailer (linked below).

The official synopsis mentions an 1940s artifact and a military experiment. Now, the artifact resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Enlivened, this mask takes the shape of an ancient god and demands sacrifices. A true slasher feature, Skull: The Mask infuses a supernatural element, in its story.

The European Film Market takes place this Feb. 20th. At this event, Raven Banner Entertainment will bring several films, including Lars Damoiseaux's zombie thriller Yummy. To be potentially released in 2020 within North America, Skull: The Mask promises a gory time, spent with one of Colombia's most ancient legends!

Release Date: TBA.

Directors/writers: Armando Fonseca, Kapel Furman.

Cast: Natallia Rodrigues, Wilton Andrade, Rurik Jr., Ivo Muller, Ricardo Gelli, Guta Ruiz and Gilda Nomacce.

A trailer, for the film, can be seen here (graphic): A Skull: The Mask Trailer at Raven Banner Ent.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A Mystery Reveals Itself in Dan Bush's The Dark Red: Release Details

Tagline: "The Scariest Thing About Her Story is that No One Believes It."

The Dark Red is the latest film from director Dan Bush (The Signal, 2007). The film relies on a bit of an unreliable narrator as she relives a troubled past. Believing she has a rare, supernatural blood type, this character opens up about a personal tragedy to a psychologist. This title stars: April Billingsley ("The Walking Dead"), Kelsey Scott (How to Get Away with Murder) and Rhoda Griffis. Recently, Dark Sky Films picked up this release for a showing on Digital platforms. The film's official poster and trailer are hosted here.

A few early reviews have come in for the film, from the UK's Frightfest Film Festival. Phil Wheat of Nerdly mentions how director Bush has improved over several films and that The Dark Red is one of his best to date: "with The Dark Red Bush seems to have hit his stride." Practice makes perfect. Richard Whittaker talks about the film's dark tone: "The Dark Red pushes that into surprisingly grisly territory, even in the opening, arid act in which Sybil recounts to Dr. DeLuce...exactly what she believes happened." Events are not as they first appear in Bush's latest creation.

The Dark Red will show this March. Dark Sky Films will deliver the film to Digital platforms on March 6th. Fans of mystery or of indie thriller in general will want to take a look at this film as The Dark Red promises a narrative with lots of twists and turns.

Release Date: March 6th, 2020 (Digital).

Director: Dan Bush.

Writers: Dan Bush, Conal Byrne.

Cast: April Billingsley, Kelsey Scott, Conal Byrne, Rhoda Griffis, John Curran and Jill Jane Clements.

The official trailer for The Dark Red (via Dark Sky Films):

Sources: The Dark Red Reviewed at Nerdly

The Dark Red at the Austin Chronicle

More from Bush - The Signal (Blu-ray):

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Nightmares Emerge from the Dark in these Dreamkatcher Stills

Dreamkatcher is a horror film from the state of New York. Developed by director Kerry Harris and writer Dan V. Shea, this feature stars Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill) as a Manhattan therapist. She travels upstate, when her adopted son begins experiencing nightmares. Then, a strange neighbour appears in the woods, adding to the boy's terror. Dreamkatcher also stars: Lin Shaye (Insidious), Jules Wilcox (Under the Silver Lake) and Joseph Bishara. To show at the European Film Market later this month, a new movie poster and stills are available for this thriller.

Some of the stills, from Film Mode Entertainment, show the film's villain. Looking like a night hag, this creature of the night stalks Josh as he sleeps, tempting him to act violently (shown below). In the past, there was a mythical creature called the night hag, which was thought to create sleep paralysis. This myth looks to be taken to an extreme in Dreamkatcher.

Dreamkatcher was also developed by Taylor Lane Productions. To be distributed by Lionsgate Home Entertainment (DVD) and Grindstone Entertainment (possibly Digital) in the U.S., this title will also likely show in Europe, after showings at the EFM. Fans of horror can find the latest movie stills below, with more available at the Film Mode Entertainment website.

Release Date: 2020 (U.S.).

Director: Kerry Harris.

Writers: Kerry Harris and Dan V. Shea.

Cast: Henry Thomas, Radha Mitchell, Lin Shaye and Joseph Bishara.

*a trailer is coming soon.

Dreamkatcher at Film Mode Ent.:Dreamkatcher Stills at Film Mode

Actress Mitchell is know to this film fan for her iconic role in Silent Hill (2006):

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