Sunday, April 22, 2018

2036 Origin Unknown Metamorphosizes into Origin Unknown for Its Canadian Release (June 12th)!

2036 Origin Unknown or Origin Unknown is an upcoming sci-fi thriller. From director and VFX Master Hasraf Dulull, Origin Unknown takes place in the near future, close to Mars. Here, a remarkable object promises to unlock a universal mystery. This title stars sci-fi veteran Katie Sackhoff (Riddick, 2013), along with Ray Fearon (1Beauty and the Beast, 2017), Steven Cree and Julie Cox. A teaser trailer, for the film, was released in 2016. Now, the film is slated for its first home entertainment showing, via Mongrel Media.

The short synopsis and teaser reveal very little. More of a sci-fi mystery, the story involves a manned mission to Mars. A deadly crash takes place. Then, something beneath Mars' dunes lays a threat to all of humanity.

Mongrel Media will show 2036 Origin Unknown (as Origin Unknown) this Summer. The release date is scheduled for June 12th, in Canada. France is also set to reveal the film's mystery, at a future, unannounced date. Other territories will have to standby as Origin Unknown looks for a higher orbit. All of the latest details, on this Parkgate Entertainment production, are hosted here.

Release Date: June 12th, 2018 (Canada) and TBA (France).

Director: Hasraf Dulull.

Writers: Hasraf Dulull, Gary Hall.

Cast: Katee Sackhoff, Steven Cree, Julie Cox and Ray Fearon.

A teaser trailer for Origin Unknown (not embeddable): Origin Unknown Teaser Trailer at Youtube (Nigel Barber)

The Official Website for Origin Unknown: An Official Webpage for Origin Unknown

Sources: Origin Unknown at Mongrel Media

Origin Unknown at Ace Entertainment (French Distro')

Another, strange, black object hovers in space, within Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (sometimes thought to be a representation of a darkened theatre screen):

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Don't Go Down to Wildor" Tricks One Character into a Haunted Home: Full Short

"Don't Go Down to Wildor" is the latest short film from Bloody Cut Films. Shown at Cannes this year, the film is a micro-short, in which Chuck (Aaron Thomas Ward) searches for his trapped brother. Unfortunately, Chuck's brother is in a haunted house; a creature lurks there. The film was directed by Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton. Utilizing a small cast, "Don't Go Down to Wildor" also stars Malik Ibheius. The full short film is available here.

"Don't Go Down to Wildor" was produced as part of an anthology, titled "Bite Size Horror." At only two minutes, this film is short and sweet. And, Bloody Cut Films continues to bring great, short features to horror audiences. "Don't Go Down to Wildor" offers a power packed terror punch and horror fans can check it out below.

Directed, Produced and Edited: by Ben Franklin & Anthony Melton.

Creature FX: Cliff Wallace.

Costumes: Charlotte Barrett.

Cast: Aaron Ward, Malik Ibheis.

The entire short film, "Don't Go down to Wildor" is here:

*actor Aaron Ward also starred in BCF's "The Birch." "The Birch" can be seen here, on 28DLA (recommended): "The Birch" Full Short on 28DLA

More on "Don't Go Down to Wildor" at Bloody Cuts: "Don't Go Down to Wildor" at the Bloody Cuts Website

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Nightmare Gallery Invites Viewers to "Follow Me" in this Preview

Tagline: "When You Search for the Truth, the Greatest Horror is Finding It."

The Nightmare Gallery is an indie horror film, from director Gene Blalock ("Horror Haiku"). The film stars "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alumni Amber Benson, along with: Kevin Chamberlin and Mat Devine. A supernatural horror title, The Nightmare Gallery involves an anthropology professor and her search for a missing pupil. This is and AWOL Studios and Seraph Films production. Already completed, a preview of the film's first movie poster is here.

The graphic involves an upside down cross and a demonic hand. A note asks viewers to "follow me." But, the destination may be hell, or a new dimension. There are all sorts of sigils on the professor's face, while the hand is also marked. The graphic promises a true tale of terror, when the film is released.

The Nightmare Gallery does not have a release date. However, a trailer is likely coming soon. Fans of Benson, or of supernatural thrillers can find the latest on this developing project, right here.

Release Date: TBA.

Director: Gene Blalock.

Writers: Jhan Harp, Rob Stith.

Cast: Amber Benson, Kevin Chamberlin, Mat Devine and Mieko Hillman.

*a trailer is coming soon.

A Fan Page for the film: The Nightmare Gallery on Twitter

Source: The Nightmare Gallery at Horrorpedia

The Nightmare Gallery at the UHM

More missing people in Jordan Peele's Get Out (2017):

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Exceptional Sci-fi Thriller Annihilation is Touching Down on Blu-ray this May

Alex Garland's (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later) Annihilation is moving to home entertainment platforms, again. This sci-fi thriller was released in theatres in February. The film has already been reviewed, on 28DLA, here: Annihilation or Enlightment? on 28DLA. Shortly after the theatrical launch, Annihilation moved to Netflix, in March, via several countries: United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Germany and many more territories. In May, this exciting feature will show on Digital platforms, plus DVD and Blu-ray formats. The film stars: Natalie Portman (Black Swan, 2010), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Existenz, 1999), Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. A preview of the latest home entertainment launch is hosted here.

The film's story involves a meteor strike and the subsequent Shimmer. A strange wall is covering part of the United States. It is altering the animals and fauna, within its sphere. When a exploratory team goes missing, another one is sent in to find them, while analyzing the alien material. This material changes all of the characters into something super-human?

Annihilation will have several special features. Broken into three parts, the behind-the-scenes videos include: "Refractions" (Alex Garland's process to choose tones and settings), "Shimmer" (transforming set locations), "Vanished into Havoc" (stunts and special effects) and many more. There are at least six extra videos included in the Blu-ray/DVD Combo. A full list of special features are hosted below, along with the theatrical trailer.

Release Date: May 22nd (Digital) and May 29th (DVD, Blu-ray).

Director: Alex Garland.

Writers: Alex Garland, Jeff VanderMeer.

Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tess Thompson and Gina Rodriguez.

A theatrical trailer for Annihilation:

*a comprehensive list of special features:

Part 1: Southern Reach:
Refractions – See how director Alex Garland created the tone, textures and color palettes for the various film environments on set
For Those That Follow – Listen to the cast’s perspective on their roles and learn why they found the story so intriguing

Part 2: Area X:
Shimmer – See how filmmakers transformed real set locations to create the world of Annihilation
Vanished into Havoc – Check out all the action as cast and crew walk you through the mind-blowing stunts and special effects

Part 3: To the Lighthouse:
Unfathomable Mind – Learn why the visual effects are integral to achieving director Alex Garland’s overall vision for Annihilation
The Last Phase – Listen to the cast and crew share their fondest memories from filming Annihilation

A review of this stellar film is available here: Annihilation or Enlightment? on 28DLA

Source: Annihilation at Broke Horror Fan

Available for pre-orders here:

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Ghost Stories Offers Three True Tales of the Macabre this April 20th

Ghost Stories will release in the United States, this week. The film is based on a stageplay of the same name. In the film, three chilling tales are investigated by a reclusive skeptic. What he finds changes his beliefs, forever. Ghost Stories stars: Andy Nyman ("Peaky Blinders"), Paul Whitehouse (Corpse Bride) and Alex Lawther. A trailer is available below, along with the film's latest artwork here.

The three tales explore different haunts. Professor Goodman (Nyman) begins by investigating the experiences of a night watchman (Whitehouse). In this story, an abandoned asylum stills locks in an odd assortment of disturbed ghosts. Next, a car accident is discovered to hold a dark secret, in a local wood. In the final tale, a wealthy banker is visited by a hellish, unborn child. All of these investigations leave Goodman both terrified and scarred.

Ghost Stories is an IFC Midnight release. On April 20th, this title will be available in select theatres and on most Digital platforms. Fans of indie horror can view more details on this UK shot (Yorkshire) feature below, with Ghost Stories set to terrify audiences in just a few days.

Release Date: April 20th, 2018 (Digital, Limited Theatrical).

Directors/writers: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman.

Cast: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse

The official trailer for Ghost Stories (courtesy of IFC Films):

Ghost Stories at IFC Films: Ghost Stories' Details at IFC Films

An alternate poster is show below, from Amazon:

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sci-fi Actioner Incoming Sets the International Space Station on Fire in this First Trailer

A new sci-fi film is coming to home entertainment platforms. The film, from director Eric Zaragoza, was shot in Belgrade, Serbia. This title stars Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, 2012) Aaron McCusker (Fortitude, 2015), Dominic Power and Michelle Lehane. In this release, the international space station is now a prison, holding the Wolf Pack. When the prisoners break free, the station begins to lose its orbit and everyone on Earth is in jeopardy. This Premiere Entertainment Group production, will see Digital platforms, in early May.

The trailer for this indie thriller shows CIA Agent Reiser (Adkins) and the Wolf Pack. Several groups fight for control of the space station. The prisoners hope to turn the station into a missile, aimed at Moscow. Meanwhile, Reiser wants to put the escapees back in their cell. With no Geneva Convention in space, Reiser can use whatever tools necessary to get the job done.

Incoming will have its Digital premiere, in North America on May 4th. This genre bender is for fans of indie films. And, Adkins looks to bring more exiting action to this thriller.

Release Date: May 4th, 2018 (Digital).

Director: Eric Zaragoza.

Writers: Rick Benattar, Jorge Saralegui and Nigel Thomas.

Cast: Scott Adkins, Aaron McCusker, Dominic Power and Michelle Lehane.

The official trailer for Incoming (courtesy of Screen Anarchy):

Source: Incoming at Quiet Earth

Adkins also starred in the zombie action thriller Re-Kill (2015):

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Tempus Tormentum Has Three Killers and Only One Mr. Mouse in this Preview

Tagline: "Capture. Torture. Kill. Repeat."

Tempus Tormentum is the latest horror film, to be released by Terror Films. This title involves three masked psychopaths. They chase The Mouse (Tyhr Trubiak), hunting him for fun. Placed in a caged, The Mouse's time is running out. The film's first trailer and poster are available here. In mid-April, Tempus Tormentum will be available on most Digital platforms. A preview of this horror film's upcoming release is hosted here.

Director James Rewucki also wrote the story for Tempus Tormentum. His tale involves an unlucky drifter. He is targeted by: the Clown (Dr. Rage), the Devil (Darren Johnston) and Slashmouth (Paul McWhinney). Together, this trio turn the drifter's life into a living Hell.

Throughout 2017, Tempus Tormentum had a film festival run. This title won several awards, including: "Best Lighting (FearNYC)." It was nominated for "Best Feature," at the Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival and several other awards. This terrifying film will be available on April 17th, for fans of indie horror. The first trailer awaits below.

Release Date: April 17th, 2018 (Digital: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, xBox and Google Play).

Director/writer: James Rewucki.

Cast: Virine Bahadoosingh, Dan Grapko, Marc Greene.

The official trailer for Tempus Tormentum:

More details on the film: A Tempus Tormentum Homepage

For more information on Terror Films, visit: The Terror Films' Homepage

Director Rewucki also worked on horror film Aegri Somnia (2008):

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Followers Leaves a Trail of Social Media Breadcrumbs in this Preview (Out May 1st)!

Followers is a found footage styled film, from director Ryan Justice. This indie horror title saw some theatres this past March. Followers is gearing up for a DVD run, in early May. Synkronized will handle the film's distribution. In this title, a couple head out for a camping weekend. They are followed, through their social media use, by a pair of psychopaths. Their meeting, in the forest, will be a bloody one. Followers release details are hosted here.

From the official synopsis, Brooke (Amanda Delaney) and Caleb (Justin Maina) are social media celebrities. They celebrate their latest anniversary, deep in the woods. Unbeknownst to them, they have been followed by Nick (Nishant Gogna) and Jake (Sean Michael Gloria), two aspiring filmmakers. Their documentary will be the most brutal ever!

Followers looks at the dangers of social media use. The press release states that the average person has at least five social media accounts. And, 2.3 billion people use these accounts daily. For some in the digital world, their are consequences to so much sharing as seen in the promotional material for Followers, found here.

Release Date: May 1st, 2018 (DVD).

Director: Ryan Justice.

Cast: Amanda Delaney, Justin Maina, Sean Michael Gloria.

The official trailer for Ryan Justice's Followers:

*the DVD SRP will be $14.99. The film has a runtime of 83 minutes.

The film's official website: The Followers' Homepage

Available for pre-orders at Amazon:

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