Friday, September 23, 2016

Fear, Inc. Capitalizes on the Shock Factor: First Trailer

A new horror film is set for the Halloween season. Vincent Masciale's Fear, Inc. will debut late in October. The film involves a horror junkie and a company that delivers the greatest scares. Written by Luke Barnett, the first trailer for Fear, Inc. is now available. The clip shows a group of friends harried by mostly unseen characters. More details on Fear, Inc. are hosted here.

The film had its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Since then, it has received mostly positive reviews. One reviewer, at True Horror, notes the film's bloodspray: "when the movie takes it's dark turn, it just works the violence is brutal and they don't shy away from the blood and gore." The film is not horror-lite. Howard Gorman, of Dread Central, mentions the multiple layers, in the writing: "Fear, Inc.’s cast and crew are masters in the art of deception, making sure the film feels really quite fresh." The film hosts a few surprises. And, the shock begins October 21st, when the film is made available to horror fans.

Release Date: October 21st, 2016.

Director: Vincent Masciale.

Writer: Luke Barnett.

Cast: Lucas Neff, Caitlyn Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake and Mark Moses.

The first trailer for Fear, Inc.:

Source: Fear, Inc. at the UHM

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Code Z Moves into Production and Short Film "Code Z: Hours Later" is Hosted Here

Short Film Friday is coming back to 28DLA. The latest short to show here is "Code Z: Hours Later." This short feature is a proof of concept for an upcoming feature, titled Code Z, or Code Z: Day One. Both the short film and the feature have been developed by director Taj Jackson. As well, the feature film is being co-produced by Big Screen Entertainment. The feature film is at the script stage, or pre-production level. And, the feature film will likely star Brazilian triplets: Thayana Sco Jackson, Thaina Sco and Thaisa Sco. More on the Code Z universe is discussed here.

Jackson's story takes place at the Canyon Field Academy boarding school. Here, a viral outbreak has taken place and it is spreading throughout the student body. Now, the survivors must band together or turn on each other, if they want to continue living and studying.

The short film below, "Code Z: Hours Later," shows three, harrowed students. One of their own has turned into a zombie, while the lights go out. Then, they are forced to flee as the ghouls close in. Fans of zombie apocalyptic features can find more on the Code Z films below.

Director: Taj Jackson.

Writers: Taj Jackson, Thayana Sco Jackson, Thaina Sco and Thaisa Sco.

Producers: Taj Jackson, Jimmy Jiang, Kimberley Kates, Thayana Sco Jackson, Thaina Sco and Thaisa Sco.

The short film "Code Z: Hours Later" is here:

Source: Code Z at Big Screen Ent.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

This Trailer for Don't Kill It Needs More Holy Water

A new trailer has come out for Don't Kill It. Starring Dolph Lundgren and Kristina Klebe, the trailer shows a demon hunter and a town assailed by evil. This film is slated for a September showing, at Fantastic Fest. As well, Archstone Distribution is handling sales as the film moves ahead with a wider release. Fans of the supernatural can find more on Don't Kill It right here.

From the synopsis, an ancient evil has been released on a small Alaskan town. It hops from body to body, inciting murder at every stop. A demon hunter hopes to intervene. But, Jebediah Woodley (Lundgren) may have bitten off more than he can chew, in this supernatural thriller.

The official trailer, for the film, shows lots of gruesome violence. One family is targeted by the demon and shot to death. Another family is attacked with a butcher knife. This twisted tale is for gorehounds, with more details on Don't Kill It set to release shortly.

Release Date: September 24th, 2016 (Limited Theatrical, Fantastic Fest).

Director: Mike Mendez.

Writers: Dan Berk and Robert Olsen.

Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Kristina Klebe and Billy Slaughter.

The official trailer for Don't Kill It:

Don't Kill It at Archstone Distribution: Don't Kill It Details at Archstone

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Hills Run Red with Slovenia's First Horror Film - Killbillies!

Tagline: "The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Slaughter."

A new horror film is coming your way, via Artsploitation Films. This title was originally named Idyll, in Slovenia. It has been renamed, for North American audiences, to Killbillies. This is Slovenia's first horror film. In the vein of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and The Hills Have Eyes (1977), this title pits several models and a photographer against a wild pack of psychopaths. This multi-award winning title is slated for an October release. And, a preview of Killbillies' launch is hosted here.

For more on the story, a group of fashionistas move to out to the Slovene countryside, for a photo shoot. But, the hills are infested with a group of deformed psychopaths. The two groups clash along the roadway, leading to a growing bloodbath. Now, abducted and chained in a basement, this group has no choice but to face their murderous fate, unless they choose to fight back!

Artsploitation Films will release this title in time of the Halloween season. The film's official artwork is hosted above. As well, a preview clip, for Killbillies, is hosted below. Several stills can be seen at the Artsploitation website, with some also hosted below. All of the available details for this exciting title are hosted here.

Release Date: October 25th, 2016 (TBA).

Director/writer: Tomaz Gorkic.

Cast: Nina Ivanisin, Lotos Sparovec and Nika Rozman.

A preview clip for Killbillies is available here:

Source: Killbillies at Artsploitation Films

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Terror Films Set to Bring Many Horrifying Tales to Film Fans: A Preview

Terror Films has released five new clips for several of their upcoming films. Their latest releases include: The Dark Stranger, Goddess of Love, House of Purgatory, The House on Pine Street and Patient Seven. All of these films will be released during the Halloween season. They will also be available through many Video-on-demand formats. The Dark Stranger, starring Stephen McHattie, is one to look out for. The film involves one young woman's agoraphobia and her creative struggles. A new clip, titled "Drawing Blood," is hosted here.

Terror Films is a film production and distribution company, located in Los Angeles. They have had success with two of their recent releases, Trace (2015) and The Chosen (2015). Both of these titles were released on digital platforms and at thousands of Redbox locations. Terror Films continues to bring the best in the horror genre to audiences. And, fans can find out more on their upcoming releases below.

Release Date: October 14th, 2016 (VOD).

Director/writer: Chris Trebilcock.

Cast: Katie Findlay, Stephen McHattie, Enrico Colantoni and Jennifer Dale.

The "Drawing Blood" clip is here:

Pre-orders are available here: The Dark Stranger at iTunes

Dates for other upcoming Terror Films' releases:

The House on Pine Street - Being released on 9/30/16.

Goddess of Love – Being released on 10/7/16.

Patient Seven – Being released on 10/11/16.

House of Purgatory – Being Released on 10/21/16.

More from Terror Films: Terror Films' Upcoming Slate

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Black Dynamite Review - Featuring Michael Jai White

Now that this modern day classic is available to stream on Netflix, perhaps it is a good time for us to revisit this movie, to ascertain if it is still worthy of a watch, or perhaps even a re-watch as the case may be.

Starring Michael Jai White of Spawn fame, let’s take a look at what made this move essential viewing the first time around, and what makes it worthy of viewing all over again.

Blaxploitation at its Best

Black Dynamite pays homage to all things 1970s, and one could be forgiven for believing that they are watching a movie filmed in that era at times. Michael Jai White is the main character in the story, and he’s out for revenge when “The Man” murders his brother.

Sporting a massive afro/moustache combo, true of the 1970s era, White is fantastic in his role as Black Dynamite, a former Vietnam veteran. He is the kind of guy that loves to kick ass, and he would have the local police department kept busy with his exploits.

Getting That 70s Feel Right

The filmmakers went to extraordinary lengths to make sure that this movie felt as if it was really made in the 70s. From the camera work, to the fantastic soundtrack, this pays all the dues it can to the 1970s feel of filmmaking.

Of course, this means that things that were “ok” in the 70s, like drunk driving (and for everything you need to know about drink and drug driving, the Solicitors Guru website is a treasure trove of information), sexist jokes and just plain wackiness are displayed here. True to the time indeed!

Does Not Take Itself Too Seriously

While great lengths were taken to make sure this movie felt like it belonged in the 70's, it is a movie that never takes itself too seriously at any time. The jokes come quick, and will have you chuckling away to yourself for a few days after watching (or retelling around that water cooler in work with the fellas).

Harkening back to B Movie tropes, and taking more than a few cues from the likes of Airplane, this movie is never afraid to dash in a few puns either. Take for example, when Dynamite visits a place called Honkey House (of course!), and he asks a stripper what time she's finished. Her response being “I get off in 15 minutes”. To which Dynamite quips - “You're right about that!”

This movie is intentionally over the top, packed full of gags, and can cut pretty close to the bone at times with some of them too. With that being said though, this is one you should make the effort to see, and at 1 hour & 30 minutes long, it will not have you sitting too long waiting on its conclusion.

Rating Out of 10: A respectable 8!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Doors Close on Four Nursing Students in this Preview for Death Ward 13!

A new indie horror film is in development. The film is titled Death Ward 13. Inspired by Don't Look in the Basement (1973) and Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" (1845), this title is being developed by director Todd Nunes (All Through the House) and writer Tara Knight. Filming will take place in Los Angeles, in the Winter of 2016. And now, a movie poster is available for the film.

The film's story deals with Stephen's Sanitarium. This facility is slated to close. Four nursing students are helping with the transition. But, the lunatics are running the asylum. Under attack, the nurses quickly learn who is in charge - the criminally insane!

Bone Crusher Films will produce this horror outing. This will be the first production for this studio. And, more details will be posted on Death Ward 13, once they are released.

Release Date: 2017.

Director: Todd Nunes.

Writers: Tara Knight, Todd Nunes

*a trailer is coming later this year.

More on the film is available here: The Death Ward 13 Homepage

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Bye Bye Man Creates New Horrifying Visions in this Second Trailer

Intrepid Pictures has released a second trailer for the horror feature The Bye Bye Man. The new clip shows different scenes, compared to the first, which was released this past April. The clip also shows characters discovering more about this mysterious character. Harrowing scenarios abound in this latest trailer. And, The Bye Bye Man stars: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Doug Jones and Michael Trucco. Stacy Title directed this feature, with the film slated for a January release. The latest trailer can be seen right here.

Set in the 1990s, the film's story takes place just off a college campus. In an old house, three friends discover the secret of an old hermit. Now, he wants to keep his identity unknown by killing these curious college students.

As well, a new image for the film has been released. It simply shows one of the characters investigating the Bye Bye Man's past and history; it is hosted below. More details on this compelling title will be released as the film nears its release date.

Release Date: January 13th, 2017 (Theatrical).

Director: Stacy Title.

Writers: Robert Damon Schneck, Jonathan Penner.

Cast: Douglas Smith and Lucien Laviscount.

The second trailer for the film is here:

The Bye Bye Man at Intrepid Pictures: The Bye Bye Man Details at Intrepid Pictures

The first trailer, for the film, is available here: The Bye Bye Man Trailer #1 on 28DLA

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