Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Terror on the High Seas with Harpoon this February 11th

Canadian distributor Black Fawn Distribution will release Harpoon, this February. This title has already released in the United States, through Epic Pictures. The Canadian release will come in a few formats, including a Blu-ray Combo and Blacklist package. In the film, three friends turn on each other - in the high seas. Food and water run out, with dry land nowhere to be seen. After a theatrical run and release on Digital platforms, in Canada, Harpoon will show again in early February.

Harpoon was developed by director Rob Grant. Grant has spoken on the film a number of times. He says of the film's influence: "Harpoon came out of a desperate and angry feeling I was going through at the time. I also felt I had more to say about the nature of friendship, especially toxic friendship, and that’s where it all balloons from (Villain Media)." Almost everyone has experienced a toxic relationship at some point. Grant also mentions how sailing can turn bad quickly: "you can survive that long without food, but without any source of liquid like water, you will disintegrate very quickly." Every person and every character in the film is a just a bottle of water away from dehydration and death. Grant explores some of these dire possibilities in one of this year's most compelling features.

Black Fawn Distribution will launch the Harpoon this February 11th. Collectors can pick up the Blu-ray Combo pack or the very extensive Blacklist VII package. The Blacklist VII release will include a special slipcover, mini lobby cards a VHS sticker and many other extras; a full list is available at the Black Fawn Distribution homepage, found below.

Release Date: February 11th, 2020 (Blu-ray Combo Pack, Canada).

Director: Rob Grant.

Writers: Rob Grant, Mike Kovac.

Cast: Brett Gelman, Munro Chambers, Emily Tyra.

The official trailer for Harpoon (via Epic Pictures):

Harpoon at Black Fawn Distribution: Harpoon Release Details at Black Fawn Distro'

Source: A Rob Grant Interview at Villain Media

Harpoon at Amazon (MSRP $26.15):

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A Radio Show Follows a Kidnapper's Script in Feedback this February 18th on DVD

Feedback is a horror thriller from director Pedro C. Alonso. Alsono has previously worked on a couple of shorts. His latest was shot in Spain and involves a late night radio show. On the show, two armed men take over the studio, capturing hostages. Now, the show host must read from a pre-planned script, if he wants to live. Written by Alberto Marini (Sleep Tight, 2011), Feedback stars: Eddie Marsan (Deadpool 2), Anthony Stewart Head ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Paul Anderson, Ivana Baquero and Richard Brake. Now, a few U.S. release details are available, via Breaking Glass Pictures.

Breaking Glass Pictures is a U.S. based distributed. Based in Philadelphia, this film fan has seen BGP release dozens of titles - over the years. Focusing on a diverse list of titles, their latest looks to bring a very London story to North America, this February 18th.

On February 18th, Feedback will be available on DVD. No special features have been announced. However, this title has a runtime of ninety-seven minutes. Very much a horror film, the DVD will be available in an unrated format. Fans of thrillers can view the U.S. DVD trailer below, with more details to come.

Release Date: February 18th, 2019 (U.S., DVD).

Director: Pedro C. Alonso.

Writers: Writers: Pedro C. Alonso, Alberto Marini.

Cast: Eddie Marsan, Paul Anderson, Ivana Baquero and Richard Brake.

An official teaser trailer for Feedback, here:

Feedback at Breaking Glass Pictures: Feedback Release Detailst at BGP

At Amazon (DVD purchase details are located below):

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Monday, January 20, 2020

An Ancient Evil Emerges in Lakota Tribe Influenced - Lore!

Tagline: “For years we have transgressed on Native American burial sites now something mythological is fighting back….”

Lore is a horror film, partially influenced by the Lakota Tribe's myths. In the film, a young man goes missing in the nearby woods. The search-and-rescue team encounters an ancient evil, in these backwoods. Indican Pictures will release this title, in a few theatres and on Digital platforms, this month (Jan. 20th). Developed by filmmakers Christian Larsen and Brock Manwill, Lore stars: Lyndsey Lantz (Blackout), Max Lesser (“My Best Friend’s Death”), Sean Wei Mah (How the Fiddle Flows) and Oscar nominated actor Eric Roberts. All of the film's release details are hosted here.

Filmmakers Larsen and Manwill have talked about the influences of the film, recently. They have mentioned the Native American influences of Lore, which involves: "we were fortunate enough to have cast members from three different Native American nations...each of them brought authenticity and elevated our film in both performance and spirit." Many Native American legends are included in this release. As well, the directors have brought a story of connectivity in Lore: "while Lore is meant to be a scary story, our hope is that one can come away from it knowing that no matter what path of life’s questions you find yourself on, you are not alone." You are never alone, even in the film's remote backwoods. Lore brings a lot of story to the screen, with this release.

Indican Pictures has released the film today, on Digital platforms. Lore will also show in a few, major U.S. cities; film fans can check their local listings. As well, the Digital platforms hosting the film include: Google Play, Youtube, Amazon, Fandango Now, iTunes, FlixFling, Redbox and Vudu. Horror fans looking for a twisted story, originated from Native American legend, can check out this title today!

Release Date: January 20th, 2020 (Limited Theatrical, Digital).

Directors: Christian Larsen and Brock Manwill.

Cast: Lyndsey Lantz, Max Lesser, Sean Wei Mah, Victor Gage and Jake Carpenter.

The official trailer for Lore (via Indican Pictures):

More on Lore at Indican: Lore Release Details at Indican

Another Indican release, from 2010, The Tenant:

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Mysterious Thriller Disappearance at Clifton Hill Pulls Back the Curtain this February 28th!

Tagline: "The Truth Can be Deceiving."

Disappearance at Clifton Hill is an upcoming thriller, from director Albert Shin (In Her Place). Shin's latest is a bit of a mystery thriller, involving a woman returning to her home town. Back in Niagara Falls, Abby must confront something from her childhood, an abduction of a young boy. IFC Midnight acquired this film, for distribution, late in 2019. Starring Tuppence Middleton (The Imitation Game), Hannah Gross (Joker) and a rare appearance by Canadian director David Cronenberg, this film will show in the U.S. and Canada this February 28th.

This film viewer has been interested in film taglines, of late. The tagline for Disappearance at Clifton Hill is a bit of a paradox: "the Truth Can be Deceiving." If truth is deceptive, then this tagline could not be trusted. Lies are deceiving and cannot be trusted. The truth is sometimes all that can be relied on in the world, but maybe not the film world.

With that tangent aside, Disappearance at Clifton Hill has played at several film festivals, throughout 2019. This title had an an appearance at the Toronto Int. Film Festival. Here, the film was nominated for "Best Canadian Feature Film." This title also had an appearance at the IndieScreen Awards. Now, Disappearance at Clifton Hill is set to show for a wider audience, next month.

In the U.S., the film will show through IFC Films. In Canada, Disappearance at Clifton Hill will be distributed by Elevation Pictures. Both outlets will bring the film to Digital platforms and a few screens on February 28th. Fans of thrillers or of film in general will want to see this release, if not only for one of Cronenberg's uncommon appearance in front of the camera. More details below.

Release Date: February 28th, 2020 (Digital, U.S. - Limited Theatrical).

Director: Albert Shin.

Writers: James Schultz, Albert Shin.

Cast: Tuppence Middleton, Hannah Gross, Marie-Josée Croze, Eric Johnson & David Cronenberg.

The official trailer for Disappearance at Clifton Hill (via IFC Films):

More details on the film: Disappearance at Clifton Hill at IFC Films

Radioflash (2019) is another release from IFC Films, which this viewer still hopes to see soon:

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Global Digital Releasing to Launch Eight Films in 2020: A Preview

Global Digital Releasing has plans to release at least eight films, throughout 2020. Some of their films will include: dramas, thriller and documentaries. As well, the subjects covered in some of their dramas will range from: love, self-discovery, killing your boss, friendship and the power of drugs. The documentaries will cover the world. These releases will focus on: living off the grid and religion. Global Digital Releasing is a film distribution company, which brings indie title to audiences across the globe. Their latest slate, of eight film is previewed below.

THE PAPER STORE (Drama) – Release Date - February 11th

A former college student writes essays for cash until a client becomes her lover and their plot is discovered by a Professor with his own agenda.

Official Trailer: The Official Trailer for The Paper Store


After surviving a bachelor party on the Vegas strip, Gavin, a recovered drug addict and former TV star and his childhood friends return to their hotel room. Gavin finds that his unresolved past with his friends and his "savior" girlfriend present much more of a threat to his sobriety than the strip did. The night escalates and Gavin and his friends must all face down their demons within the walls of the hotel room, with or without each other's help.

The Official Trailer: The Official Trailer for Two Ways to Go West

BURIED CAIN (Thriller/Drama) - TBA

Five childhood friends try to keep their love lives - and their past - from destroying their friendship as adults. Lies and secrets hold them together until Georgia returns home. Now they must ask themselves, how far will they go for love?

The Official Trailer: The Buried Cain Official Trailer

WONDERLUST (Documentary) - TBA

A documentary about people living off-the-grid in the desert next to a military bomb dropping site in order to avoid civilization. These individuals perceive themselves to be towing the line between freedom and anarchy.


On the same day Harvey gets fired from his job, he finds out that he only has one month left to live. Throwing caution to the wind, he and his friend Luke decide to take off on a crazy ride of law breaking, accidental kidnapping and self-discovery.

The Official Trailer: The Official Meant to Be Broken Trailer at Youtube

MADAGASIKARA (Documentary) - TBA

Madagasikara is the story of three resilient women fighting for the survival of their families and the education of their children against the overwhelming forces of domestic political instability, international political hypocrisy and the crushing poverty.

The Official Trailer: A Madagasikara Trailer at Vimeo


A 30-something year old woman hopelessly hung-up on her ex-boyfriend accidentally ends up at his house during his engagement party. Out to sabotage everything and win him back, Deany’s plan is hampered by the fact that she has the dead body of her abusive boss hidden in her car out front. Just as her strategy to win her ex back starts to work, the evening unravels and forces Deany to confront her own self-worth.

The Official Trailer: A Deany Bean Trailer at Youtube

SET FREE POSSE (Documentary) - TBA

Founded in Anaheim, California, in 1982 by the ever-controversial Pastor Phil Aguilar, Set Free Church was considered to be a cult by many. Meanwhile, thousands of bikers, addicts, homeless, and black sheep have experienced a life-changing faith by following Pastor Phil's passion to reach those who are down and out.

The Official Trailer: A Set Free Posse Trailer at Youtube

To learn more about Global Digital Releasing visit:

A Global Digital Releasing Homepage

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Russia's Invasion Brings More Terror to the Skies in this Trailer

Invasion is a Russian language title. A sequel to the 2017 film Attraction, Invasion follows up with an alien invasion. Taking place three years after the first film, this time a spaceship has crash landed in Chertanovo. As well, a woman has made contact with alien technology, making her a valuable part of Earth's resistance. Invasion has released in Russia this month. Recently, a Spanish language trailer has been released for this title and it can be found below.

The Chilean trailer has been dubbed in Spanish and offers Spanish subtitles (of course). Some of the dialogue mentions an "alien return," "help with our brothers," "first contact," and "a catastrophe which has effected the world." This film fan's Spanish is still improving and viewers will be able to make out many of the comments on their own. However, Invasion looks like a near direct sequel to the former film, with lots of characters from the original returning to this release.

There are no current plans to bring Invasion to North America. Though, this title is moving into other international territories, like: Italy and Germany. Fans of sci-fi thrillers will have to wait until the film makes a bigger splash in these territories, before the film moves to Canada, the U.S. and other countries. The latest details on Invasion are below.

Release Date: TBA.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk.

Writers: Oleg Malovichko, Andrey Zolotarev.

Cast: Konstantin Bogomolov, Yuriy Borisov, Sergey Garmash.

A Spanish language trailer for Invasion (via BF Distribution):

Sources: Invasion at Screen Anarchy

Invasion at Studio Art

Beyond Skyline (2017) is another alien invasion thriller and worth a watch (a Beyond Skyline Review on 28DLA:

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

An Evil Cupid Targets A Graduating Class in this Trailer (out Feb. 11th)

Tagline: "Everyone knows the legend of Cupid.. But do they know his dark side?"

Cupid is a horror film from director Scott Jeffrey (The Final Scream) and Proportion Productions. In the film, a practicing witch summons an evil Cupid, after she is harassed at school. Now, the mean girls have something to contend with this Valentine's Day! Jeffrey's latest film stars: Georgina Jane (The 12), Bao Tieu (Operation Cobra), Michael Owusu, Abi Casson Thompson and Sarah T. Cohen. Now, a newly released trailer is available ahead of the film's February release date.

The clip shows several young women at a private school. The cool kids pick on the wrong person. Soon, a hideous bird of love swoops in, to right several wrongs. When the bow and arrows come out, this graduating class is soon reduced to just a handful of students.

Uncork'd Entertainment will release the film on several formats. To show on Digital and DVD, Cupid will be available just before Valentine's Day, on February 11th. Fans of indie thrillers can find the latest on this production.

Release Date: February 11th, 2020 (Digital, DVD).

Director/writer: Scott Jeffrey.

Cast: Georgina Jane, Bao Tieu, Sarah T. Cohen.

The trailer for Cupid is here (via OC Trailers):

Source: Cupid at Horror Society

Director Jeffrey was also one of the filmmakers behind 2019's the Tooth Fairy:

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Viewers Can Hit the Gas Pedal with 47 Hours to Live this March 17th

Tagline: "Pass on the Curse within 47 Hours or Die!"

47 Hours to Live is set to release this March. The film's first trailer came out in September of last year. Since then, 47 Hours to Live has gone on to appear at several theatrical events, including one recently in Colorado. The film's story involves a killer app' and if you don't pass on this curse, in 47 Hours, then you will die. This indie horror title stars: Allie Marie Evans (Maximum Ride), Annie Hamilton, Alexandra Deberry and Tom Proctor. The latest release details on this title are available here.

The filmmakers, including some of the writers, have put out some of their thoughts on the current state of theatrical movies. They mention the declining box office returns: "the 2019 box office is down nine percent from last year (Film Bureau)." Fewer and fewer people are heading out to theatres, to consume movies. They also mention the reliance on Superhero movies, which push other titles out of theatres: "that’s a problem for the movie industry, often the large budget Hollywood tent-poles are increasingly eliminating market space for the smaller more diverse movie." Hollywood has a formula that it follows, making it difficult for other films (outside of the forumla) to find an audience. However, the folks behind 47 Hours to Live hope you will give their film a shot, in a couple of months.

4Digital Media will show 47 Hours to Live in both the United Kingdom and the United States. On March 17th, this film will be available in the U.S. Likely to show on both Digital and home entertainment formats, fans of indie horror films can check this one out in just a bit as director Patrick Johnson and this team of writers bring something different to the big and little screens.

Release Date: March 17, 2020 (TBA).

Director: Patrick Johnson.

Writers: Natalie Dickinson, Patrick Johnson, Scott J. Jones and Robert Swystun.

Cast: Natalie Dickinson, Jim Blumetti, Allie Marie Evans and Tom Proctor.

The official trailer for 47 Hours to Live:

The 47 Hours to Live Homepage: 47 Hours to Live at the Film Bureau

Source: 47 Hours to Live at 4Digital Media

Killer App (2017) is another horror film that focuses on a corrupt phone app':

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