Thursday, February 22, 2018

Slasher Clown Feature Terrifier Brings More Bloody Mayhem to Theatres

Terrifer is an upcoming film from director Damien Leone. In the film, a killer clown attacks three young women, on Halloween night. The violence and terror only fuels this clown's desire for more blood. As well, Terrifier is being released by both Epic Pictures Releasing and Dread Central Presents. The film stars: Jenna Kanell (The Bye Bye Man), Catherine Corcoran (Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol. 1 & 2), Margaret Reed, and David Howard Thornton. This slasher feature begins a theatrical run in mid-March, followed by a U.S. nationwide release on Digital platforms. A preview of the film's upcoming release is hosted here.

The Red Band trailer for Terrifier shows many of the film's more gruesome images. The clown's victims are confident at first, in that they can handle a scary clown. But, when the weapons are out, the girls flee into a warehouse - for dissection!

Terrifier brings its central character from 2013's All Hallows' Eve. And, the film's launch begins in just a few weeks. Viewers of the trailer below will recognize this clown from the All Hallows' Eve anthology. His antics cause much of this earlier film's chaos. On March 15th and 16th, horror fans can see more of this clown's bloodletting in several U.S. theatres. This release is followed by another. On March 27th, Terrifier will be available on most major Digital platforms, for horror fans to view. All of the latest release details on this "gory slasher throwback" are hosted below.

Release Date: March 15th and 16th, 2018 (Limited Theatrical) and March 27th (Digital).

Director/writer: Damien Leone.

Cast: Catherine Corcoran, Jenna Kanell, Margaret Reed.

The trailer for Terrifier (trailer is NSFW):

Terrifier at Epic Pictures: Terrifer Details at Epic Pictures

The film from which the characters were drawn from - All Hallows' Eve:

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IFC Midnight's Pyewacket Practices the Dark Arts in the United States this March 23rd!

Tagline: "Be Careful What You Wish For, Someone Might Be Listening."

Backcountry director Adam MacDonald returns to horror with Pyewacket. This dark tale, shot in Canada, involves death magic and a curse. A mother and daughter relationship is strained, after the death of Leah's (Nicole Muñoz) father. Pyewacket also stars: Laurie Holden ("The Walking Dead"), Chloe Rose (Hellions), and James McGowan (Suicide Squad). This indie horror film is slated for a March release, in the U.S. IFC Midnight will handle the multi-platform release. And, the official trailer and poster are hosted here, in advance of the film's U.S. launch.

The long synopsis talks of Leah's exploration of the occult. She makes contact with a demon, alleviating her grief. However, her target is her own mother. Now, Pyewacket, an evil demon, demands a bloody sacrifice.

Pyewacket will show across the world, beginning in March. The film is already slated for a European premiere, at Glasgow's Frightfest; this showing takes place on March 3rd. This release will be followed by another, in the United Kingdom. This second release takes place on April 16th. In the U.S., Pyewacket will show in a few theatres on March 23rd. Digital platforms will also host the film on this date. Of course, a wide Canadian release is still a ways off. All of the latest details on Pyewacket are hosted below.

Release Date: March 23rd, 2018 (U.S., Digital, Limited Theatrical) and April 16th (U.K., Digital) and April 23rd (U.K., DVD).

Director/writer: Adam MacDonald.

Cast: Nicole Muñoz, Laurie Holden, Chloe Rose

The official U.S. release trailer:

Source: Pyewacket at Quiet Earth

Also from IFC Midnight and one of the best indie horror films released in 2016 - A Dark Song:

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Artsploitation Films Acquires Trauma for U.S. Shores: A Preview (Not for the Faint of Heart)

It has just been announced that Artsploitation Films has acquired U.S. rights to Lucio A. Rojas' Trauma. The deal was signed at the European Film Market. Trauma is inspired by the brutal political regime of Augusto Pinochet - a Chilean dictator. This horrifying title had its World Premiere in Mexico City at the Morbido Film Festival (2017). It is now slated for home entertainment formats in early May. A preview of the film's U.S. launch is hosted here.

The brutal story begins with a group of women. They head out to a remote ranch, for peace and relaxation. Here, they are attacked and tortured by a group of men, who have already been tortured by Pinochet's regime. Chile's dark past and progressive present clash within Rojas' Trauma.

Trauma was shot in Chile and is a Spanish language film. The film's U.S. release date has been announced as May 1st. On this date, the film is sure to show in multiple home entertainment formats. Fans of the truly macabre and sinister can view the film's NC-17 trailer, which was released late in October of 2017.

Release Date: May 1st, 2018 (Formats TBA).

Director/writer: Lucio A. Rojas.

Cast: Catalina Martin, Macarena Carrere, Ximena del Solar.

The trailer for Trauma (rated NC17 for scenes of rape, murder, torture and sexuality):

Sources: Trauma on Facebook

Trauma at Screen Daily

Trauma at Artsploitation

More brutal South American horror - 2006's Turistas:

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Italian Horror Film House of Evil to Open its Doors this May 8th: Release Details

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights for the haunted house thriller House of Evil. Shot in Italy, House of Evil recently had showings at the Ferrara Film Festival and the Italian New Horror Film Festival. The story follows a young couple, from the '70s. They buy a new home, only to discover that demonic denizens already reside inside. This is an English language horror film. And, House of Evil stars: Andrew Harwood Mills (Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead), Lucy Drive (Dead End), and Désirée Giorgetti. A couple of early stills are hosted here.

Breaking Glass Pictures has already announced the film's release date. House of Evil will show on Digital platforms this May 8th. On this date, this title will also show on DVD. Self-described as a "retro haunted house feature," the film will be available on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vudu and Fandango. Cable and satellite providers will also host the film, on-demand. Currently unrated, all of the available details on House of Evil are hosted here.

Release Date: May 8th, 2018 (DVD, Digital).

Directors: Luca Boni, Marco Ristori.

Writers: Lorenzo Paviano, Raffaele Picchio.

Producer: Uwe Boll.

Cast: Andrew Harwood Mills, Lucy Drive, Désirée Giorgetti, David White and Eleonora Marianelli.

*a trailer is coming soon.

**shot in Florence, Italy and Tuscany.

***the poster above is not the official U.S. version. A U.S. movie poster is coming this way soon.

More details on House of Evil will be posted at Breaking Glass Pictures: The Breaking Glass Pictures Homepage

Breaking Glass Pictures also released horror film K Shop, recently:

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On February 20th Wastelander Fights for Survival on Digital Platforms

Wastelander is a sci-fi thriller and action horror feature, from director Angelo Lopes. To be released by Indican Pictures, Wastelander takes place in a violent universe. Here, survivors attempt to outrun The Scourge, a group of cybernetic bandits. The film centrally stars: Brendan Guy Murphy, Jon Proudstar and Carol Cardenas. And, this title will release, on digital platforms, this February. A preview of the film's upcoming home entertainment release is hosted here.

The story also involves an ex-soldier (Murphy). Rhyous agrees to help the survivors find Eden. But, in the desert, Rhyous may have bitten off more than he can chew. Now, it is a battle to find one of Earth's final refuges.

Wastelander will show on a number of digital platforms. On February 20th, this indie title will be available on: DirecTV, Comcast, Sony Playstation, YouTube Movies and many more platforms. This release will be followed by another, on DVD. On March 13th, Wastelander will be shipped to most online DVD retailers, including Amazon. This innovative title is for sci-fi fans and those looking for something a little more action oriented. More details on Wastelander are below.

Release Date: February 20th, 2018 (Digital) and March 13th, 2018 (DVD).

Director/writer: Angelo Lopes.

Cast: Brendan Guy Murphy, Jon Proudstar, Carol Cardenas, David Morden, Sian Vilaire & A. Stielstra.

The official trailer for Wastelander (courtesy of Indican Pictures):

A fan page for Wastelander: Wastelander on Facebook

More details on Wastelander on Indican Pictures: Wastelander Release Details at Indican

Wastelander is rentable here, on Amazon:

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dain Said's Interchange Blends Folklore with the Supernatural this February 20th!

Tagline: "Where Reality and Folklore Intersect."

Interchange is a supernatural film from Malaysia. Part crime thriller and part dark fantasy, Interchange is set to release through Digital platforms this February. In the film, Adam (Iedil Putra) experiences strange hallucinations, after witnessing a murder. With help from a detective, Adam discovers a dark underworld, in an ancient city. Interchange also stars: Shaheizy Sam (8 Jam), Nicholas Saputra and Prisia Nasution. The film was directed by Dain Said, from a script by Redza Minhat. The release details for Interchange are hosted here.

The trailer shows some of the film's more mystical elements. One character turns into a strange bird. Meanwhile, the clip shows some of the film's more exotic settings and action elements. The trailer, for Interchange, is a compelling one.

Global Digital Releasing will handle the film's upcoming release. On February 20th, Interchange will show on Digital platforms such as: Amazon Instant, VuDu, Xbox, Google Play and others. This release will be followed by another. On March 3rd, Interchange will debut on iTunes. A DVD release is expected soon, with more specific details to follow.

Release Date: February 20th, 2018 (Digital) and March 3rd, 2018 (iTunes) and TBA (DVD).

Director: Dain Said.

Writers: Redza Minhat, Dain Said.

Cast: Shaheizy Sam, Nicholas Saputra, Prisia Nasution.

The official trailer for Interchange:

More on the film will be posted at the GDR fan page: Interchange at the GDR Facebook Page

GDR also released the psychedelic horror feature Without Name (2016):

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Severed Silence Brings a Romani Curse to the Screen: Early Details

Tagline: "The Exhumation of a Gypsy Curse."

Directors Kathryn Michelle and Elizabeta Vidovic are developing a Romani thriller. To star Izabela Vidovic ("Homefront,") Maiara Walsh (Zombieland) and Adam Huss, this film involves a blood curse. As well, Mem Ferda is producing this feature. A concept poster has been released for the film and it can be found here. As well, early story details are available for this unique story of passion gone wrong.

The long synopsis mentions Talitha's secret affair. She is discovered with Tamas, by Aishe. And, Tamas is accidentally killed, enraging Talitha. More violence ensues as scorned lover turns on scorned lover.

Michelle and Vidovic have something to say about this project. They say of their characters and the story: "we wanted to stay true to life, in that all of our characters are faulty and have made some grave mistakes. In protecting themselves, our characters actually become their own prisoners." All of the characters are complex. Finally, Severed Silence is still in development, with more details to follow.

Directors: Kathryn Michelle, Elizabeta Vidovic.

Producers: Mem Ferda, Kathryn Michelle, Elizabeta Vidovic and Izabela Vidovic

Cast: Izabela Vidovic, Maiara Walsh and Adam Huss.

More on Severed Silence, including a concept trailers, is available at Almost Normal Productions: Severed Silence at Almost Normal

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

German Serial Killer Thriller Cold Hell (Die Hölle) to Stalk Shudder this March 15th

Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky will bring his German language film Cold Hell to North America. The film is a serial killer thriller. Involving a taxi driver and a brutal murder, Özge is this killer's next target. Cold Hell aka Die Hölle will show on Shudder in mid-March. The film stars: Violetta Schurawlow (Head Full of Honey), Sammy Sheik (American Sniper) and Friedrich von Thun (Schindler's List). A German language trailer is available here, with more story details.

Özge makes a living as a night time taxi driver. During the day, she trains as a Thai kickboxer. One night, she witnesses an Islamic extremist kill a non-believer. But, this killer is not finished. He targets Özge. A real life-and-death game takes place, with the Viennese Police Department reluctant to help.

Stefan Ruzowitzky is an Oscar winning director. His work on the biographical title The Counterfeiters (2008) won him this award, for "Best Foreign Language Film." His latest also covers difficult material. And, film fans can see Ruzowitzky's latest, on Shudder, this March 15th.

Release Date: March 15th, 2018 (Shudder).

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky.

Writer: Martin Ambrosch.

Cast: Violetta Schurawlow, Tobias Moretti, Robert Palfrader.

The film's German language trailer (no subtitles avail.):

*the film is 92 minutes long and will be released in an unrated format.

A German language homepage for Cold Hell: A Cold Hell Official Website

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