Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Director Owen Conway and Producer Mem Ferda Bring Supernatural Shoot-up Ghost Town to Audiences in 2021

Ghost Town is a horror western that was shot in Arizona. Developed by writer Owen Conway (Eminence Hill) and producer Mem Ferda (The Devil's Double), this feature is set in 1877, during the Wild West. In this setting, character Soloman is a barkeep with a bad reputation, with locals suspecting him of murder. As well, Eva Hamilton (Death Kiss) stars, along with Becky Jo Harris. The film's first poster is here.

Ferda's production arm, Filmcore, and Matchstick Movies helped complete this title. Ferda says of Ghost Town: "there is a huge demand for Western and Horror films...I aim to continue fulfilling fans needs and desires for cross genre films with gripping storylines." Ghost Town hopes to gain followers of both the horror and western genres.

Ghost Town is nearing completion and is expected to release later in 2021. More details will be released on this story driven feature, which looks at a mysterious character. And, the film poster offers a few more clews at to the direction of the plot.

Release Date: Mid 2021. 

Director/writer: Owen Conway.

Producer: Mem Ferda Executive Producer: Robert Conway 

Cast includes: Owen Conway, Eva Hamilton, Becky Jo Harris, Robert Sprayberry. 

*a trailer is coming soon.

A previous effort from director Owen Conway - Eminence Hill (2019):




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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Cerebrum Looks to Digitize Memories this May 4th through Digital On-Demand

Tagline: "Have You Backed Up Your Brain?"

Cerebrum is an upcoming sci-fi thriller. To show at this year's Worldfest later this month, Cerebrum looks at memories and whether they too could be digitized. Actor James Russo (Django Unchained) plays Kirk, with Christian James (Hell Fest), Alexxis Lemire and John Ruby also starring. A wider, Digital release is scheduled for this May.

Director Ragu has also talked about the relationships in the film. Ragu says: "I wanted to explore the broken relationship between a father and son, and how they find a common cause to come together to understand and love each other." This title has a dramatic element included within the sci-fi one.

Glasshouse Distribution will handle the film's release. After the film's debut at Worldfest on April 25th, Cerebrum will be available to a wider audience on May 4th. For now, fans of sci-fi can find the film's U.S. trailer below.

Release Date: April 25th, 2021 (Worldfest) and May 4th ,2021 (Digital, On-demand).

Director: Arvi Ragu.

Cast: Christian James, Alexxis Lemire and James Russo.

The U.S. trailer for Cerebrum:


More indie sci-fi - Infinity Chamber (2018):


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Saturday, April 10, 2021

A Vengeful Father Takes Matters into His Own Hands with Mark Savage's Painkiller

Tagline: "This Vigilante Gives Them a Taste of Their Own Medicine."

Director Mark Savage (Stressed to Kill) returns to film with the politicized thriller Painkiller. In the story, a vigilante is targeting white collar criminals, who he believes are behind the opioid epidemic. Now, it is a race against time as this father wages violence against drug companies. As well as director Savage, this title includes actors: Bill Oberst Jr. ("Scream Queens"), Michael Paré (Gangster Land) and Alexander Pennecke. A new trailer and poster are here, ahead of a U.S. release.

The trailer shows Bill Johnson (Oberst Jr.) making his case against drug manufacturers. Meanwhile, a rogue cop becomes wound up in Bill's violent plans. Together, they hope to dismantle a network of doctors - who have profited off of others' suffering.

As well, the movie poster shows one of the masks used by the vigilantes. The stars and stripes can be seen above the grimace as blood splatters the other half. This graphic shows the horrors in-store for viewers.

Painkiller will release this May 4th, across the U.S. To show on Digital and on-demand, this indie title will surely bring a few surprises next month, with actor Bill Oberst Jr. bringing another strong performance as the vengeful Bill Johnson.

Release Date: May 4th, 2021 (Digital, DVD).

Director: Mark Savage.

Writers: Tom Parnell, Mark Savage.

Cast: Michael Paré, Bill Oberst Jr., Alexander Pennecke.

An official trailer for Painkiller (via Cinedigm):



*aka Stressed to Kill: Doctor's Orders.

A previous effort from Mark Savage - Stressed to Kill (2016):



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Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Death Rink Takes Another Whack at the Slasher Genre this May 11th

Tagline: "Heads are Gonna Roll."

The concept for Death Rink began in 2007. Several years later, the film is set for a U.S. release. Originally titled Skateway Massacre, this latest indie slasher focuses on the night staff at a roller shack. In the story, a man was killed on the rink, several years in the past. Now, his spirit is roaming the rink, looking for someone to pay the price for his brutal death. Director Daniel Zubiate (Last Call) also wrote this script, which includes cast members: Amanda Courtney (Midnight Screening), Caedmon Holland and Alan Humphrey. The film's U.S. trailer is here, along with the official release poster.

Death Rink was shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico and completed in 2019. "A blend of Roller Boogie and Friday the 13th," this title hopes to revitalize the waning slasher genre - this May.

On May 11th, Death Rink will be available across the United States. To show on Digital platforms initially, there is a chance this title will also show on more home entertainment formats at a later date (DVD, Blu-ray). For now, fans of horror can view the latest on Death Rink below.

Release Date: May 11th, 2011 (U.S., Digital).

Director/writer: Daniel Zubiate.

Cast: Amanda Courtney, Caedmon Holland, and Alan Humphrey 

The official U.S. trailer for Death Rink (via Wild Eye Releasing):


A blast from the past - Roller Boogie:


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Friday, April 02, 2021

Post-apocalyptic Thriller Scavenger to Hit the Streets this May 11th

Argentinian post-apocalyptic thriller Scavenger is coming your way this May. In the film, an assassin seeks revenge, while acting as an illicit organ dealer. In Spanish, this title has been shown at Frightfest (United Kingdom) and Obscura (Germany). Now, Cleopatra Entertainment will debut the film, on Digital, in the United States.

A trailer has also been released for this indie title. The clip shows the protagonist on the hunt for her target. In a world mostly destroyed, this assassin will have to take to the roads to find the man she is searching for.

Scavenger was completed in 2019. At seventy-five minutes, this post-apocalyptic thriller will entertain fans of foreign films. More details on Scavenger are below.


Release Date: May 11, 2021 (U.S., Digital).

Directors: Eric Fleitas, Luciana Garraza.

Writers: Sheila Fentana, Eric Fleitas, Luciana Garraza.

Cast: Nayla Churruarin, Eric Fleitas, Sofia Lanaro, Rosa Cuenya Macedo, Jose Manuel Solis Vargas, Gonzalo Tolosa.

The official U.S. trailer (via Cleopatra Ent.):





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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A Modern Home Becomes a Death Trap in Horror Thriller Held

Tagline: "To Survive, They Must Obey."

Held is a film co-directed by Travis Cluff (The Gallows) and Chris Lofing. Shot in Fresno, California, this title forces a married couple to stay within a modern home. Rigged with all sorts of devices, this house keeps Emma (Jill Awbrey) and Henry (Bart Johnson) under constant surveillance. Now, neither character can find a way out as a villain lurks just out of camera range. Mongrel Media will release this title, in Canada, this April.

The trailer shows Emma and Henry arriving at the new locale. Once inside, the shutters close forever and each person finds themselves forced to face their past.

Held had its debut at Frightfest in October. Now, this title will show in the U.S. and Canada on April 9th. Available on Digital in both territories, Held promises to particularly relevant as more and more people experience travel restrictions.

Release Date: Friday, April 09, 2021 (U.S., Canada, Digital).

Directors: Travis Cluff, Chris Lofing.

Writer: Jill Awbrey.

Cast: Jill Awbrey, Bart Johnson, Rez Kempton, Zack Gold and Jener DaSilva.

A trailer for Held is here (via Mongrel Media):



Held at Mongrel Media: Held Details at Mongrel Media

Director Travis Cluff was also the producer on The Gallows (2015):



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Friday, March 26, 2021

Where There is Smoke There is Fire in Pål Øie's The Tunnel!

Tagline: "Two Ways In - No Way Out."

The Tunnel is a film from Norway. From Norwegian director Pål Øie (Villmark 2), this latest release focuses on an obstructed tunnel, in which a tanker trunk has been damaged. Now, everyone inside this cavern are forced to find a way out as time runs out. As well, The Tunnel stars: Thorbjørn Harr ("Vikings"), Ylva Lyng Fuglerud and Lisa Carlehed. The film's U.S. trailer and poster are here.

A father is in search of his daughter, in this official trailer. Determined to find her, he will risk smoke and fire as oxygen wears out in this brutal traffic accident. As survivors dwindle, these first responders will have to risk everything to save others.

Samuel Goldwyn Films will release The Tunnel this April. To show in some theatres and on Digital, The Tunnel brings a catastrophe to the screen April 9th. For fans of disaster titles, The Tunnel will be one to look out for, next month.

Release Date: April 9th, 2021 (Theatrical, Digital).

Director: Pål Øie.

Writers: Kjersti Helen Rasmussen.

Cast: Thorbjørn Harr, Ylva Lyng Fuglerud, Lisa Carlehed, Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes, Mikkel Bratt Silset, and Per Egil Aske.

The official U.S. trailer for The Tunnel (via Samuel Goldwyn Films):




More Details at Samuel Goldwyn Films: The Tunnel at Samuel Goldwyn Films

Director Oie also directed the horror title Villmark Asylum (2015), which is worth a watch:



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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Paraguay's Supernatural Thriller Morgue to Debut in the U.S. this May 11th

Tagline: "Death is Not the End."

Morgue is a horror film from Paraguay. Following one character on the nightshift, this security guard encounters strange things amongst the bodies. Now, Well Go USA will release Morgue, in the United States, this May. From director Hugo Cardozo, Morgue stars: Pablo Martinez, Maria del Mar Fernandez, Willi Villalba and Abel Martinez. The film's official trailer is here.

Morgue has a supernatural element. A spirit still has rage as it torments Diego (Martinez). Now, Diego will have to face his greatest nightmare, to get through this very long shift.

Well Go USA will show Morgue on May 11th. The release will include a DVD and Blu-ray launch, with this debut offered in an unrated format. The film has a runtime of 81 minutes. And, all of the latest release details for Morgue are here.

Release Date: May 11th, 2021 (DVD, Blu-ray).

Director/writer: Hugo Cardozo.

Cast: Francisco Ayala, María del Mar Fernández, Abel Martínez, Willi Villalba, Dr. Aldo Von Knoblock.

The official trailer for Morgue (via Well Go USA):



Morgue at the Well Go USA homepage: http://www.wellgousa.com/films/morgue


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