Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Muck Pits Mia Against a Swamp Creature in this "Pitchfork" Clip

A new clip for the horror feature Muck has been released. Leading up to a March 13th release, the clip shows actress Lauren Francesca as Mia, fighting off a creature. The creature is likely played by horror veteran Kane Hodder. As well, the film stars Lachlan Buchanan and Playboy Playmate Jaclyn Swedberg. A preview of the film's release is hosted here.

From the synopsis, something emerges from the local marshes. Nearby, several friends are attacked by a creature and some are taken down into the muck.

The latest clip for Muck is titled "Pitchfork." The clip shows the character Mia defending herself, with a tight costume and a sharp implement. The blood and gore flies in the middle of the night. Fans of horror can pick this title up in just a few days.

Release Date: March 13th, 2015 (Limited Theatrical) and March 17, 2015 (Blu-ray™ and DVD).

Director/writer: Steve Wolsh.

Cast: Kane Hodder, Lachlan Buchanan, Lauren Francesca, Gia Skova, Stephanie Danielson, Victoria Sophia, and Laura Jacobs.

The movie clip "Pitchfork" is hosted here:

A trailer for Muck is hosted here:

A Muck Trailer on 28DLA

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Monday, March 02, 2015

Dead Rising: Watchtower is Allo Out of Zombrex in this Exciting Movie Clip

A new movie clip has been released for Crackle's Dead Rising: Watchtower. The clip shows a zombie outbreak in a makeshift hospital and on a city street. Apparently, the Zombrex is not working. Full of blood, the movie clip is hosted here. As well, this film, which releases March 27th, 2015, stars Meghan Ory (Dark House), Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street) and Virginia Madsen. Fans of the coming zombie apocalypse can preview the film here.

Official synopsis: "Based on the game, Dead Rising takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy."

Also, this title will debut on the movie application Crackle. Afterwards, Dead Rising: Watchtower will be available on multiple online video formats, so fans of the genre can see this exciting title most anywhere. To debut very soon, an early look at the film is hosted below.

Release Date: March 27th, 2015 (Online, Crackle).

Director: Zach Lipovsky.

Writer: Tim Carter.

Cast: Meghan Ory, Rob Riggle, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.

A movie clip for Dead Rising: Watchtower is here:

A trailer for the film is hosted here:

A Dead Rising: Watchtower Clip on 28DLA

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Your Delirium Begins May 26th, 2015 with Jared Black's First Horror Feature

Tagline: "What was lost should not always be found."

Delirium is coming to DVD this May. The film will be released by Monarch Home Entertainment. Within the film, a young girl returns to her home, a year later. She cannot speak of her horrifying experience. As well, the film stars Nathan Polzin (Spirit Lake), Jolene Kay, Taylor Pigeon and Shalaina Castle. A preview for the film's launch is hosted here.

The trailer reveals more of the film's story. Slightly chaotic, the clip shows Emily, a young girl, returning to her home. A custody case ensues, but someone or something else wants Emily back.

Delirium will be released in just a couple of months. To launch May 26th, 2015 on DVD, the film's official DVD artwork is hosted here. The graphic shows red-eyed dolls and a fragmented mind. Your brain will be blasted by horror with director Jared Black's first feature, with more details below.

Release Date: May 26th, 2015 (DVD).

Director: Jared Black.

Writers: Jared Black and Thor Wixom.

Cast: Nathan Polzin, Jolene Kay, Taylor Pigeon, Shalaina Castle and Chris Gann.

A trailer for Delirium is hosted here:


Delirium at Monarch Home Ent.

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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Something From the Dark Comes to DVD on April 14th, 2015

Tagline: "Pray for Dawn."

Dark Sky Films is getting set to release the darkness. From the Dark, from Irish director Conor McMahon (Stitches), follows a couple trapped in the dark. They must use light to stay away from a loathsome creature. Focusing more on horror, than comedy, this true horror feature will release April 14th, 2015, on multiple platforms.

The film begins with Sarah (Niamh Algar) and Mark (Stephen Cromwell). Together, they are on holiday in the Irish countryside. Their car gives out. Then, they become lost and disoriented. Mark is injured and a creature lurks in the darkness. How will they survive the night?

A trailer has not been released for the film. However, the film's official movie poster is hosted here. The graphic shows one character with a lantern; a monster looms below. Blood reds haunt the sky, with the tagline stating: "Pray for Dawn." Dawn might not be coming for this couple. All available details for the release are hosted here.

Release Date: April 14th, 2015 (VOD, DVD, Blu-ray).

Director: Conor McMahon.

Cast: Niamh Algar, Stephen Cromwell and Gerry-O'Brien.

*a trailer is coming soon.

An early still from the feature is available here:

From the Dark on 28DLA

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Three Survivors on the Brink in this Teaser Trailer

Another teaser trailer has been released for Adam Spinks' Survivors. The clip shows several characters trying to survive a catastrophe, at a medical facility. The film stars Joanne Gale ("Red Dwarf X"), Simon Burbage (Extinction), David Anderson (How To Live Yours) and Adrian Annis. A preview of the film is hosted here.

For more on the story, several medical experiments take place at a biotech' company. The experiments go fatally wrong. Now, three survivors are trying to escape a destroyed facility.

The latest teaser shows the primary characters. In distress, the characters are assaulted by bloodied characters and mysterious personnel. Fans of indie horror are encouraged to take a look below, with a longer trailer coming this March 15th, 2015.

Release Date: 2015.

Director: Adam Spinks.

Writers: Adam Spinks and Laurence Timms.

Cast: David Anderson, Adrian Annis and Simon Burbage.

The latest teaser trailer for Survivors is here:

*a longer trailer is coming in mid-March.

A fan page for the film is hosted here:

Survivors on Facebook

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Evil Eyes Promise Murder in this Curse of the Witching Tree Preview

Tagline: "Evil never dies."

Curse of the Witching Tree is getting set to release in the United Kingdom. 4Digital Media will handle the release. And, the film deals with a hanged woman and a curse that lasts for centuries. As well, the film stars Sarah Rose Denton, Lucy Clarvis and Lawrence Weller. A preview of the film's United Kingdom release is hosted here.

The synopsis focuses on an innocent woman. She is hanged for the death of her son. So, she curses a tree and the children who play around it. A new family finds that the cursed tree has trapped several souls. Can they escape the tree's murderous curse?

The official artwork of the UK release has been revealed. The DVD artwork shows the hanged mother. She has been changed and her evil hides behind red eyes. The tree is also shown below, with a hangman's noose. That noose, which was used on the mother, will be used on others. Fans of indie horror can check out this release in just a few weeks. More stills from the feature are housed below.

Release Date: May 18th, 2015 (UK, DVD) and TBA (N. America).

Director/writer: James Crow.

Cast: Sarah Rose Denton, Lucy Clarvis and Lawrence Weller.

*a trailer is coming soon.

A fan page for the film is hosted here:

Curse of the Witching Tree on Facebook

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Denizens of Hell Emerge in this Trailer for The Void

A proof-of-concept trailer has been released for The Void. From directors Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie, the clip shows police officers dealing with all sorts of disturbing creatures. As well, the trailer is heavily laden with practical special effects. To shoot later this year, a preview of The Void is hosted here.

From the story, a small town police officer must deal with a horde of monstrous denizens of the depths. Worse than hell, this officer must push the creatures back to where they have come from, the Void!

The Void is currently in pre-production. Make-up and creature effects are being developed. Also, fans of horror can support the project, with The Void launching another Indiegogo campaign, which is found below.

Release Date: 2016.

Directed By: Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie

Cast: TBA.

The proof-of-concept trailer is available here:

The Indiegogo campaign is available here:

The Void at Indiegogo

A fan page is available here:

The Void on Facebook

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Loverboy Has a Bone to Pick in Girl House: A Movie Review

Director: Trevor Matthews.

Writer: Nick Gordon.

Cast: Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco, Slaine, Alyson Bath and Elysia Rotaru.

Girl House is an effective slasher film. From one of the filmmakers of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) and The Shrine (2010), Trevor Matthews, Girl House brings a lot of bloody murder to the small screen. Full of dark humour, this indie horror feature also updates the slasher feature, with its use of technology; Girl House is often shot unconventionally. Also, the film's central antagonist uses some of this technology to his own advantage as he violently tries to heal his perceived sexual humiliation. Girl House is an excellent slasher feature, with a fresh look at this genre.

The story begins with Loverboy. Played by Slaine, Loverboy experiences sexual humiliation at an early age. Two girls insult his man parts. But, Loverboy gets his revenge on a remote bridge. Fast forward several years, Loverboy has adapted to adult life, slightly. However, he is again humiliated by a group of web cam' girls. He turns to violence, once more. Soon, the semi-clad cam' girls are sliced and diced or overcooked in an underground sauna. Only the protagonist, Kylie (Ali Corbin), a poor college student, has any smarts to overcome this brutish attacker.

Much of the conflict is brought by the killer, Loverboy. This antagonist is even slightly fleshed out. Using a flashback, some of the killer's childhood is revealed and explored in an early scene. These early scenes develop the killer's psyche and motivations for killing. He feels persecuted for his sexual desire. And, when Loverboy engages the other characters in the film, the action really takes off. Much of the film is focused on this character, with the protagonist less compelling. Loverboy is a well-rounded antagonist, which is unusual in the horror genre.

Writer Nick Gordon has incorporated technology effectively in this film. Much like Zachary Donohue's The Den (2013), Girl House is often shown through unconventional camera sources. The Girl House, which is like a sexy sorority house, is filled with cameras. Camera are housed in the shower, in bedrooms and near the pool. So, director Matthews uses these cameras to tell the story more naturally. Steady shooting and tracked shots are also used. But, there is a complexity in the shooting style, here. For instance, in a late scene, a night vision camera is used as a tool of murder. All of the bloody action is shot and shown with this device. The result is bizarre, but effective. Girl House uses a diverse shooting style to tell a compelling story.

That story is full of dark humour. Focusing on the horror elements, comedy elements are still prominent. Many of the comedy elements show themselves in the second half of the film. By this time, Loverboy is rampaging through the Girl House. In one scene, a character is beaten with an elephant sized dildo, which made this viewer laugh. Another character is chopped up and forced to type without fingers. This scene is macabre, but also disturbingly funny. Later, another character laments: "I'm never going to another porn site, again" as one character's murder is streamed live. All of these scenes and instances of dialogue offer some levity in all of the bloody murder.

Girl House is now available through Video-on-demand (Feb. 13th) and fans of slashers are encouraged to take a look. The film offers lots of gory moments as a slasher film should. As well, there is a good deal of nudity here. The nudity is appropriate to the story and not gratuitous. The killer is slightly developed and the reason of the central conflict is believable. Many of the characters are caricatures, but Girl House is still very watchable. This viewer enjoyed this new modern look at the slasher feature and others will too.

Overall: 7.5 out of 10 (good acting, unique cat and mouse sequences involving the hack of interior cameras, a slightly predictable ending with a final girl).

A trailer for the film is hosted here:

Girl House at 28DLA

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