Thursday, October 17, 2019

Slasher Feature Extracurricular Plays Dead in this Official Trailer (Out January 17th)!

Tagline: "After school is when the real fun begins!"

Extracurricular is an upcoming slasher feature from second time feature film director Ray Xue (Transcendent). The film focuses on four overachieving teenagers, boredom and a game of murder. Developed by September17Studio, Samuel Goldwyn Films will show the film in the US of A this January. As well, the film stars: Luke Goss (Death Race: Inferno), Keenan Tracey (Polaroid), Brittany Raymond, Spencer Macpherson and Brittany Teo. The film is set for a January launch and an early trailer is available now.

The clip is an interesting one. The trailer shows the teenagers and their subtle ruses as they terrorize their friends and everyone else in the community. The violence really breaks out, leading up to Halloween. And, these masked teenagers are playing to win.

Extracurricular will show in theatres this January 17th. This slasher feature will also have a Digital launch, on this same date. Extracurricular is set to show in the United Kingdom as well, while Canada is forgotten again. Horror fans can find the latest on the film here, before next year's release.

Release Date: January 17, 2020 (Digital, VOD, US).

Director: Ray Xue.

Writers: Matthew Abrams, Padgett Arango.

Cast: Keenan Tracey, Brittany Raymond, Spencer Macpherson, Brittany Teo and Luke Goss.

The first trailer for Extracurricular (courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn, unlisted):

Extracurricular at Samuel Goldwyn Films: More Details on Extracurricular at Samuel Goldwyn

Source: Extracurricular at the UHM

The film is a bit similar to The Strangers (2008) as masked strangers terrorize their victims:

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Civilization is Abandoned in this First Trailer for Radioflash

Radioflash is an upcoming post-apocalyptic styled thriller, from director Ben McPherson. The film was shot across north-western parts of the USA: eastern Washington State, Northern Idaho and Western Montana. Some of these great expanses can be seen in the film's first trailer. Developed by Decipher Entertainment, this title will show in U.S. theatres this November. And, the film centrally stars: Brighton Sharbino (Cheap Thrills, 2013), Dominic Monaghan (Pet, 2016), Will Patton and Fionnula Flanagan. The first trailer for the film is here and it is a good one.

The clip shows civilization thrown to the wayside, after an electro-magnetic pulse. Reese and her father, Chris, head out to her grandfather's remote home. But, it is difficult just getting out of the city. When their car is involved in an accident, events take a twist and nature takes over.

Radioflash will show on November 15th, in several U.S. cities. The film will also have a Digital launch likely on this same date. There are no plans, as of yet, to show the film in other countries. Though, here is one vote that the film comes to Canada. Film fans can find the latest on Radioflash right here.

Release Date: November 15, 2019 (Theatrical, Digital).

Director/writer: Ben McPherson.

Cast Brighton Sharbino, Dominic Monaghan & Will Patton.

The first official trailer for Radioflash:

Radioflash at IFC Films: Radioflash Details at IFC

Source: Radioflash at Movies and Mania (formerly Horrorpedia)

Jericho (2006) is an excellent television series, which takes place after a similar event:

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Twenty-one New Films to Debut on Roku from Terror Films and Global Digital Releasing

Terror Films and Global Digital Releasing are continuing to move films to the Roku Digital platform. Recently, the fine folks at Roku picked twenty-one horror, thriller and mystery titles to show on this platform. The films range from the indie thriller Hank Boyd is Dead (2015) to the found footage feature Hell House LLC (2015). From Global Digital Releasing the titles include: the psychedelic Without Name (2016), the diabolical The Passing (2015) and the comedic Paperback (2015). A full overview of all films moving to Roku are available here

President of Terror Films and Global Digital Releasing has spoken of the release. He says of the partnership with Roku: "“up until now we had only been placing films on various ROKU sub-channels. However, being on the main ROKU Channel itself will afford our films the opportunity to find a wider audience." Roku continues to bring a wider range of films to their unique Digital platform, which hosts several smaller challenges, as well.

A specific release date has yet to be announced. However, the original release will include, from Terror Films: the psychological Patient Seven (2016) and the found footage Documenting the Witch Path (2019) - a total of fifteen titles. From Global Digital Releasing the list of films also includes: the dramatic Elizabeth Blue (2017) and the strange Rupert, Rupert, Rupert (2019) - a total of six films. The full list is available below.

Total list of Terror Films' Releases Moving to Roku:

-Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015)
-Boggy Creek Monster (2016)
-The Claire Wizard Thesis (2018)
-The Dark Stranger (2015)
-Dead Body (2017)
-Hank Boyd is Dead (2015)
-Hell House LLC (2015)
-Interior (2014)
-Invasion of Chestnut Ridge (2017)
-The Mothman of Point Pleasant (2017)
-Documenting the Witch Path (2019)
-Patient Seven (2016)
-Savageland (2015)
-The Tribe (2016)
-Untold and Unearthed: The Path to Pet Sematary (2015)

The List of Global Digital Releasing Films Going to Roku:

-Without Name (2016)
-Elizabeth Blue (2017)
-The Passing (2015)
-Amelia's 25th (2013)
-Paperback (2015)
-Rupert, Rupert, Rupert (2019)

The Terror Films' Official Website: The Terror Films' Homepage

The Global Digital Releasing Homepage: A GDR Official Website

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Rattlesnake Offers Difficult Moral Choices in this First Trailer (Out Oct. 25th)

Tagline: "Time Waits for No One."

Rattlesnake is an upcoming thriller from production company Campfire. Moving to Netflix's streaming service in late October, the film offers Katrina (Carmen Ejogo) a difficult choice - after her daughter is bitten by a rattler. In order to save her daughter's life, she must sacrifice another. Rattlesnake is one part thriller and one part horror, with Zak Hilditch (These Final Hours) directing. Hilditch also brought 1922 to this same streaming service in 2017. As well, Rattlesnake also stars: Emma Greenwell (Holy Ghost People), Apollonia Pratt and Theo Rossie. The film's first trailer and movie poster are here.

The trailer shows Katrina in a number of challenging situations. On the hunt for an easy victim, Katrina is reminded of how her time is running out. One mysterious characters states "now you owe a life in return" and "you only have until sunset." This is not a lot of time to offer up a life. And, here is one vote for Katrina starting her search on death row, though it would be hard to get past all of that security.

Rattlesnake will show on Netflix this October 25th. As companies pull their films from Netflix e.g. Disney, this streaming company is producing more and more of their own original content, while more and more streaming companies come online (almost on a monthly basis). The online streaming marketplace is becoming ever more competitive, with film fans and viewers offered a wide gamut of choices. Finally, rated Mature, the latest release details on Rattlesnake are available below.

Release Date: October 25, 2019 (Netflix).

Director/writer: Zak Hilditch.

Cast: Carmen Ejogo, Theo Rossi, Emma Greenwell.

The official trailer for Rattlesnake (via Netlflix):

Rattlesnake at Netflix: Rattlesnake Details at Netflix

Source: Rattlesnake at the UHM

Interestingly, actress Emma Greenwell was involved in another film with religion/spirituality and rattlesnakes - titled Holy Ghost People (2013). This film was reviewed highly on 28DLA, way back in 2014: Holy Ghost People Reviewed on 28DLA:

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Bar-b-q Gone Wrong Horror Comedy Garden Party Massacre Debuts on Amazon Prime this Week

Tagline: “Some People are the Death of the Party.”

Garden Party Massacre is the latest film from director Gregory Blair (Deadly Revisions). Already released on home entertainment formats (DVD, Blu-ray), this title is debuting on Amazon Prime this week. In the film, several friends put together a Bar-b-q. But, there is one uninvited guest and a pickaxe. This title has won a number of awards, at several film festivals. And, the film stars: Andy Gates ("Grimm"), Lise Hart (Deadly Revisions), Nichole Bagby ("On The Rocks"), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance) and Matt Weinglass ("Jimmy Kimmel Live!"). An updated poster and official trailer are hosted here, to celebrate the film's release.

The director has spoken about the film and its movie to Amazon. He says of the launch: "we're excited to finally open the door and widen the audience through VOD...streaming has become the preferred home-viewing option and Amazon Prime is one of the leading platforms, so we thought that was a great place to start." Digital films are always just a button press away. Blair also notices the changing trends in physical media: "but collectors will still want to get the DVD or Bluray, because we all know that physical media is the only way to guarantee you can watch the movie when you want, since streaming catalogues change all the time." Even the purchase of a film online does not guarantee that you will own it in the future. Digital ownership is a fickle thing.

It has been confirmed that Garden Party Massacre is currently showing on Amazon Prime as of October 9th. Indie horror fans can see the film there, or purchase a DVD, or Blu-ray at the distributor's website, found below. Well reviewed, this is one film that film fans will not want to miss!

Release Date: October 9th, 2019 (Amazon Prime).

Director/writer: Gregory Blair.

Cast: Andy Gates, Nichole Bagby, David Leeper, Lise Hart, Matt Weinglass and Dawna Lee Heising.

The official trailer for Garden Party Massacre is here (via Gregory Blair):

The film is available on Blu-ray and DVD at the SGL Movie Store: Garden Party Massacre at SGL

The film's homepage: A Garden Party Massacre Official Website

Available on Amazon now, in several formats (VOD, Amazon Prime, DVD, Blu-ray):

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Wednesday, October 09, 2019

A Famous Ghost Story Returns to the Screen with The Turning: First Trailer

Tagline: "Watch the Children with Care."

The Turning is the latest film to find its inspiration from the novella The Turn of the Screw. This film fan has still not read this classic, despite its influences. Now, this latest interpretation will focus on a mysterious estate, in a Maine countryside. Here, a nanny is put in charge of two very special orphans. As well, Italian director Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways) has helmed this feature, with Carey and Chad Hayes adapting the screenplay. The film itself stars: Mackenzie Davis ("Black Mirror"), Finn Wolfhard (It, 2017), Brooklynn Prince, Mark Huberman, Barbara Marten and Niall Greig Fulton. Now, a trailer and poster are available for this supernatural infused feature.

The Turning has been rated PG-13. Though difficult to create challenging horror with a PG-13 rating, The Turning relies on strange imagery to bring the scares. The PG-13 rating is for: terror, violence, disturbing images and suggestive content. So, blood and gore will be minimized in favour of more ghostly imagery.

Developed by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and Vertigo, this title will show in theatres next January. Universal Pictures is handling the theatrical release, which takes place this January 24th (in the U.S.). Distributor Entertainment One will handle the film's Canadian release. All of the details on this modern take of Henry James' earlier work are below.

Release Date: January 24th, 2020 (Theatrical).

Director: Floria Sigismondi.

Writers: Carey W. Hayes (as Carey Hayes), Chad Hayes.

Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince.

The official trailer for The Turning (via Universal Pictures):

Source: The Turning at First Showing

The source material on which the film is made, originally published in 1898:

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Harpoon Digests a Gruesome Lunch in this Movie Clip Titled "Seagull Blood"

Harpoon is an indie title, that has been making the festival rounds. Out today on Blu-ray (U.S.), this film has also been showing through a limited theatrical release, in North America. The film involves a strange love triangle, in which three friends turn against each other on the high seas. Partially shot in Canada and Belize, the film centrally stars: Brett Gelman, Munro Chambers and Emily Tyra. Now, there is some word that the film will show in a few theatres, in the Great White North, with a new clip debuting today. The clip is titled "Seagull Blood" and can be found below.

The new clip shows the three friends, near exhaustion. They have captured their lunch, but begin to eat it raw? Very surreal, these three friends will need to find land soon.

Harpoon is a 775 Media Corp production. Dread and Epic Pictures will continue to show the film in U.S. cities. There are more expected showings in: Boulder and Chicago. Though, Canadian cities have not been confirmed as of yet. Canadian horror film fans will have to check their local listings for the film. For now, indie horror fans can enjoy the madness of Harpoon as Jonah (Chambers), Sasha (Tyra) and Richard (Gray) turn primitive, in the clip below.

Release Date: October 8th, 2019 (VOD, Blu-ray, USA) and October 11th (Limited Theatrical, Canada) and October 15th (VOD, Canada).

Director: Rob Grant.

Writers: Rob Grant, Mike Kovac.

Cast: Brett Gelman, Munro Chambers, Emily Tyra.

A new clip for Harpoon, titled "Seagull Blood" (via Slash Film):

The film at Epic Pictures: Harpoon Release Details at Epic

Source: Harpoon at Rue Morgue

Available at Amazon, in the U.S.:

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Monday, October 07, 2019

Swedish Thriller Documenting the Witch Path Shows on Digital this October 11th

Tagline: ""Where the Truth Lies."

There are several horror film releases set for October. The latest from Terror Films is titled Documenting the Witch Path. Shot in Sweden, this indie feature looks at the curse of Witch Lake, through the eyes of several documentarians. Three filmmakers: Nathaniel P. Erlandsson, Robin Franzén and Carl Sundström head out to the lake. Here, they find the lake closed-off and soon experience strange events. This is a film produced by Cyfuno Ventures and Spying Moth Entertainment, with Terror Films set to show the film this mid-October.

A trailer has just been released for Documenting the Witch Path. The clip shows the filmmakers preparing to head out to the lake. Once there, they find strange markings and totems, with mysterious characters emerging at night.

The official film poster also reveals more from the story. A pentagram can be seen in one corner, while the trees appear as hands. A strange icon hovers in the back as figures drown in the middle of the graphic. All of the imagery suggests a devilish time, in the local Swedish woods.

Terror Films has set October 11th as the film's release date. On this date, Documenting the Witch Path will show on Digital platforms, such as: Google Play, POV Horror, Xbox, Prime Video, Vudu, Tubi TV and Roku. There may be a secondary release, on more platforms, later this year. A short film of fifty-eight minutes, fans of indie horror can find the latest on the film right here, with the latest promotional materials.

Release Date: October 11th, 2019 (Digital platforms).

Director/writer: Carl Sundström.

Cast: Nathaniel P. Erlandsson, Robin Franzén, Carl Sundström.

The official trailer for Documenting the Witch Path (via Terror Films):

*the story also mentions witchcraft from the 17th century, when many innocent men, women and children were drowned - within Witch Lake.

More details on the film, will be posted at Terror Films soon: The Terror Films' Homepage

Terror Films will also show the indie horror title Resonance on Oct. 11th. The film will also show on DVD, later in October (Oct. 29th):

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