Wednesday, April 17, 2019

My Lover, My Lazy Boy Offers a Front Row Seat in 2019: A Preview

My Lover, My Lazy Boy is an upcoming horror comedy. From the twisted mind of director Bernie Rao (The Badlands), this film envisions a serial-killing armchair. A movie clip was released for the film a year ago. Currently, director Rao is completing production on the film, which is slated to show in film markets later this year. This is a New Zealand production. And, My Lover, My Lazy Boy stars: Jed Brophy (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Harley Neville (I Survived a Zombie Holocaust), Grant Kereama, Piimio Mei and many others. An unofficial trailer, for the film, is available here - along with a few other details.

The official plot mentions a Dybbuk-possessed reclining chair. This chair becomes infatuated with its new owner (no seriously?!). Now, this recliner will do whatever it takes, including murder, to have her. Not even a Jewish Rabbi, nor a Voodoo sorceress can help.

As well, a concept poster was released for My Lover, My Lazy Boy this past March. The graphic shows the seat, in reds. Someone is reflected in its one eye/button. And, this is one killer that should not be tested.

My Lover, My Lazy Boy is expected to show in a few festival markets, in 2019. This title is already slated to show at this year's American Film Market, in Santa Monica. My Lover, My Lazy Boy is being repped by High Octane Pictures in the United States and Devilworks in Europe. Fans of comedy or of strange horror can expect to see lots more of this film as it nears completion.

Release Date: 2019 (Film Markets).

Director/writer: Bernie Rao.

Cast: Jed Brophy, Grant Kereama, Harley Neville, Piimio Mei, Natalie Morris, Jim Baltaxe, Sarah Munn and Jamie McCaskil.

An unofficial trailer for My Lover, My Lazy Boy (courtesy of Bernie Rao, Vimeo):

An even funnier movie clip, at Rao's Vimeo channel, of the killing recliner in action: A My Lover, My Lazy Boy Movie Clip at Vimeo

Another strange film, in which a tire stalks others (Rubber, 2010):

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Terror Films and POV Horror Bring the Best in Found Footage Horror Titles to Audiences this April

Horror film distributor Terror Films continues to bring their titles to a wide range of Digital platforms. Their latest partnership is with POV Horror. On this streaming service, Terror Films will bring at least seven of their titles to POV Horror. The first title to show on this streaming service is Phil Guidry and Simon Herbert's pseudo-doc' Savageland, which originally began its release in 2017; a review on 28DLA is available below. As well, Terror Films will bring the well-liked Hell House LLC, the stalk-and-chase thriller The Documentary, Ishak Issa's The Claire Wizard Thesis, Kevin Mendibourne's paranormal thriller The Follower, the upcoming release Documenting the Witch Path and many more. The release dates, for all of these films, is still being negotiated. But, a general overview for the first seven films is hosted here.

POV Horror is a film distribution and production house, which focuses on the horror genre. Their recent platform offers the latest in found footage styled horror. And, their titles include films from around the world. This streaming service can be found on several Digital platforms, including: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and others.

The first title to show on POV Horror will be the aforementioned Savageland. On April 28th, Savageland will start showing, with more showing dates announced through the Summer. A general release schedule is offered below, with more details to come soon.

Release Date & Title:

April 28th, 2019 - Savageland.

TBA - Hell House LLC.

TBA - The Documentary.

TBA - The Claire Wizard Thesis.

TBA - Be My Cat: A Film for Anne.

TBA - The Follower.

TBA - Documenting the Witch Patch.

More details on the partnership will be available at Terror Films: The Terror Films' Homepage

Titles will be available here, at POV Horror: The POV Horror Homepage

A Film Review for Savageland, on 28DLA: A Savageland Review on 28DLA

Savageland on Amazon:

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Monday, April 15, 2019

The Perfection to Strike a Chord on Netflix this May: First Trailer

Tagline: "It's Time to Face the Music."

The Perfection is the latest psychological thriller to move to Netflix. From director Richard Shepherd (The Matador), The Perfection brings a competitive cello player to one of the best mentors in the business and his star pupil. The result is a musical and murderous clash as Charlotte (Allison Williams) hopes to axe the competition. This title also stars: Logan Browning ("Powers"), Steven Weber ("Channel Zero"), Alaina Huffman, Winnie Hung and Glynis Davies. Just today, a full trailer was release for the film and the clip can be found below.

The trailer shows Charlotte playing the cello with Elizabeth (Browning). Events take a strange turn into the psychedelic as Charlotte pretends to help her musical counterpart. However, Charlotte's help might be best avoided.

Netflix has already set the film's release date. On May 24th, The Perfection will be available on this Digital, subscription service. Already released at last year's Fantastic Fest, to applause, The Perfection offers a twist or two - in the competitive music world. Fans of psychological thrillers are encouraged to take an early look below, with The Perfection promising a chilling movie-watching experience.

Release Date: May 24th, 2019 (Netflix).

Director: Richard Shepard.

Writers: Eric C. Charmelo, Richard Shepard.

Cast: Allison Williams, Alaina Huffman, Steven Weber, Logan Browning, Winnie Hung and Glynis Davies.

The official trailer for The Perfection (courtesy of Netflix):

*shot in Vancouver, B.C.

The Perfection will be Available on Netflix, found here: The Netflix Homepage

Many people will recognize actress Allison Wlliams from another psychological thriller - Get Out (2017):

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Murder Become an Addiction in Serial Killer Thriller Made Me Do It

Made Me Do It is an indie horror film, from director Benjamin Ironside Koppen. This title shows the birth of a serial killer, after being tortured and rejected by those around him. This title stars: Anna B. Shaffer (“Strange Angel”), Kyle Van Vonderern (“Death Lust”), Cortney Palm and Jason Gregory London. Now, distributor Indican Pictures is set to release the film in U.S. markets, on DVD and Digital platforms. This film is also debuting, in theatres, today. A look ahead at the film's launch is hosted here.

From the official synopsis, Thomas (Vonderen) has suffered a lifetime of abuse. Through murder, Thomas finds a way to relieve his suffering. But, his murderous addiction requires more and more bodies. Next, he targets Ali (Shaffer) and her brother. Thomas may have found someone strong enough to fight against him, though.

In Los Angeles, Made Me Do It will have at least seven showings. At the Arena Theatre, filmmakers will be in attendance and the theatrical debut begins today. As well, Indican will drop the film onto Digital platforms and onto DVD this April 23rd. The film's official theatrical trailer is available below, with more release details.

Release Date: April 12th, 2019 (Theatrical) and April 23rd, 2019 (DVD, VOD).

Director: Benjamin Ironside Koppin.

Writers: Benjamin Ironside Koppin, Matthew John Koppin.

Cast: Anna B. Shaffer, Kyle Van Vonderen, Cortney Palm, Jason Gregory London, Liston Spence.

The official trailer for Made Me Do It:

Ticket information at Arena Screen: Made Me Do It Theatrical Details

The official homepage for the film: A Made Me Do It Official Website

Made Me Do It at Indican Pictures: Made Me Do It Release Details at Indican

#1 Serial Killer is another indie, horror release from Indican Pictures:

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Zombie Thriller Zoo Pits Neighbour Against Neighbour on Digital Platforms this May 28th

Zoo is a smaller zombie film, from production house PingPong Film. This title takes place during a pandemic as a couple struggles to piece their marriage back together. When their front door is attacked by their neighbours, John (Ed Speleers) and Karen (Zoe Tapper) may have been pushed to the point of no-return. Zoo had a film festival run, throughout Europe in 2018. Now, The Orchard renamed to 1091 Media, is set to show the film, on Digital platforms, this May. Zoo also stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side of Sleep) and Jan Bijvoet (Embrace of the Serpent). A preview of the film's impending launch are hosted here.

The trailer shows John and Karen squabbling, during a zombie apocalypse, in their small apartment. Determined to stay alive, they gather all of the right tools, to defend themselves. Not very hospitable, this couple puts their neighbours to work as society continues to breakdown. But, this is a test of survival, with John and Karen determined to win the day.

1091 Media has set May 28th as the film's release date. This dark comedy will show on Digital platforms, in multiple territories on this date. This film fan knows The Orchard for their film distribution, in Canada. So, North American film fans should check their favourite Digital hosters, in late May for this title. Finally, producer Alexander Brøndsted says of the film: "Zoo takes us on an emotional genre bending roller coaster ride. The big story we tell in Zoo is about human behavior and how we act and react in a pandemic crisis." Some of that emotion can be seen in the film's official release trailer, below.

Release Date: May 28th, 2019 (Digital).

Director/writer: Antonio Tublen.

Cast: Zoë Tapper, Edward Speleers, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Jan Bijvoet.

The official trailer for Zoo (courtesy of The Orchard)"

*Zoo marks the fourth film for Tublén whose first feature Original premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and later won Best Feature at the Shanghai International Film Festival (Seville).

Sources: Zoo Distribution Details at Entertainment One

Zoo at Seville International

More locked-in horror, Xavier Gens' The Divide:

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Achoura Brings a Child-eater to Brussels with this Official Trailer

An official trailer for Achoura was released this week. This horror film is a collaboration between the countries of France and Morocco. Completed in 2015, this horror thriller is expected to have its World Premiere at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, in a few days. The film itself looks at four children and their venture into a haunted house. When one child disappears, the others try to forget their horrible experience. Also known as Achoura La Nuit des Enfants, this title stars: Younes Bouab, Sofiia Manousha, Ivan Gonzalez, Omar Lofti and Moussa Maaskri. The film's stellar, first trailer is below.

The trailer shows a creature, hunting children. It hopes to eat their joy, to satisfy its hunger. But, one child is not enough. Named Bougatate, this creature's appetite continues to grow and grow. And, the trailer shows a number of dire situations, in several different locations.

Achoura continues a film festival run, throughout 2019. There are no current plans to widely release the film in any larger markets. Though, the film does look like a unique take on an old legend. Horror fans will have to find this fantasy film at their local film festival, with further release details unavailable.

Release Date: April 12th, 2019 (Film Festival, Brussels) and 2019/2020 (Wider Release).

Director: Talal Selhami.

Writers: Jawad Lahlou, Talal Selhami.

Cast: Younes Bouab, Sofiia Manousha, Ivan Gonzalez, Moussa Maaskri, and Omar Lofti.

The first official trailer for Achoura:

Source: Achoura at the UHM

Pan's Labyrinth is another child focused fantasy film, with horror elements:

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Monday, April 08, 2019

Genre Actor Sid Haig Stars as Big Daddy in Stoner Horror High on the Hog

Tagline: "Pack it Tight."

High on the Hog is ready to blaze this April. This film, starring Sid Haig (3 From Hell), Joe Estevez (Public Enemy) and Robert Z'Dar (Maniac Cop I), will show in several U.S. cities, in mid-april. From director Tony Wash, the film is one part stoner comedy and one part horror. In the story, Big Daddy must fight off the federal government as he tries to grow his green crop. He utilizes his beautiful farmhands, to be a part of his pot protecting army. To show in several countries, a preview of High on the Hog's upcoming release is available now.

Actor Sid Haig is also the producer on this feature. He says of the film and its genre: "I’ve always loved the grindhouse action movies of the 70’s and am happy to make this off beat, modernized take on them!" This film is heavily influenced by the drug infused films of the past as seen in the film's official release trailer, found below.

The initial release will take place in multiple cities and countries, through Indican Pictures. Initially, High on the Hog will show in: Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. This first theatrical run will take place on April 19th. A release on DVD is expected for May. For now, fans of Haig can see what is in the pipe below, with the film's official trailer.

Release Date: April 19th, 2019 (Worldwide, Los Angeles, 10 Major Cities) and May 7th, 2019 (DVD).

Director: Tony Wash.

Writers: Andy Golum and Kevin C. Lockhart.

Cast: Sid Haig, Joe Estevez, Robert Z’Dar, Fiona Domenica and Brenda Whitehead.

The official trailer for High on the Hog is here:

High on the Hog at Indican Pictures: High on the Hog Details at Indican

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Sunday, April 07, 2019

Office Uprising Brings a Pen to a Zombie Fight this April 8th

Tagline: "Worst. Workday. Ever."

According to Signature Entertainment, the zombie thriller Office Uprising will be available, in the United Kingdom, next week. The film is a genre-bender and from the promotional material looks like a horror comedy. The film is a co-production, between: Mind the GAP productions, Lydiard Films and Rumble Riot Pictures. In the story, an underachiever is forced into the role of hero, when his office space falls to a group of mindless zombies. The film stars: Jane Levy (Don't Breathe), Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge) and Karan Soni. This title is from a similar vein as 2016's The Belko Experiment and more recently the office set zombie feature Mayhem (2017). A brief look ahead at Office Uprising's UK debut is available now.

The trailer tells a fuller story. Desmond (Thwaites) is the low-man on the totem pole. Unnoticed by the girl he likes and picked on big his other co-workers, Desmond's live changes for the worse thanks to the energy drink Zolt. This strange poison changes many of his teammates into bloodthirsty savages. Utilizing some of the latest in technology, this growing horde is powerfully armed and ready to take a bite out of Desmond's plan to escape and rescue Samantha (Levy).

Signature has set April 8th as the film's release date. On this date, Office Uprising should be available on Prime Video as Signature continues to release through this Digital platform. In North America, this title is only available on Sony's Crackle platform, in the United States. Other territories, such as Australia and Germany, have released the film on various home entertainment platforms. A bit challenging to track down, Office Uprising is one zombie film worth looking out for.

Release Date: April 8th, 2019 (UK, Digital).

Director: Lin Oeding.

Writers: Ian Shorr, Peter Gamble Robinson.

Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Jane Levy, Karan Soni and Zachary Levi.

The official UK trailer for the release of Office Uprising (courtesy of Signature Ent):

Sources: Office Uprising at Signature Ent.

Office Uprising Availability at Just Watch

The Belko Experiment is one of the better office situated zombie films and available for under $10 (Blu-ray):

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