Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Terror Films to Debut Stephen Cognetti's Hell House LLC: Director's Cut this October 30th

Terror Films has released a new trailer and poster for Stephen Cognetti's Hell House LLC. This latest release is the film's Director's Cut, which features loads of extras. To show this October, the Director's Cut will debut on Amazon Prime. Director Cognetti has described this release as: "I'm excited for fans to finally have an opportunity to check out this version with the bonus features in a Digital format." A preview of the film's special features are available here.

Some of the extras will include behind-the-scenes exclusives. Special features will also involve: cast auditions, location scouting at the Abaddon Hotel and lots more. All of this extra material will be shown this October 30th.

Terror Films will make this special edition available for: rent, purchase and for viewing on the Amazon Prime subscription service. This is a great opportunity to see the film for Halloween, with all of the latest extras!

Release Date: October 30th, 2020 (Amazon Prime).

Director/writer: Stephen Cognetti.

Cast: Gore Abrams, Alice Bahlke, Danny Bellini.

The official Terror Film's Homepage: Hell House LLC at Terror Films

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Director Vincent Regan Begins Pre-production Plans for Incarnadine with Producer Mem Ferda and Actors: Iain Glen, Anna Maxwell Martin

A few early details are coming out for Vincent Regan's Incarnadine. Iain Glen ("Game of Thrones") and Anna Maxwell Martin ("The Duke") will star in this first film from Regan, which re-envisions Shakespeare's Macbeth. As well, Mem Ferda will act as associate producer, in a feature about prophecy and betrayal. The term incarnadine means reddish color, often in reference to flesh. And, this film is expected to begin shooting in 2021.

Filming will take place in South Wales. Iain Glen will play Macbeth, tormented by his visions. Meanwhile, Anna Maxwell Martin will play Lady Macbeth, whose life ends tragically. Mainstay Films will produce the film. As well, Regan plans to adapt other classic texts for screen, once Incarnadine is complete.

Finally, Regan has taken the title of his film from a line in Macbeth. The dialogue from the section is: "What hands are here? Hah! They pluck out mine eyes. Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No; this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red." Finally, more casting details will be announced once pre-production begins shortly.

Release Date: 2021.

Director: Vincent Regan.

Associate Producer: Mem Ferda.

Cast: Iain Glen and Anna Maxwell Martin.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

2067 Goes Even Farther into the Future this November 17th on Home Entertainment Formats

Tagline: "The Fight for the Future has Begun."

2067 is a sci-fi thriller. Building on fears of climate change, the future is ravaged by the toxification of the environment. Then, a message is sent from the future to the present, with hope for humanity. This title has been developed by visual effects artist and director Seth Larney. As well, Kodi Smit-McPhee ("Interrogation"), Ryan Kwanten and Leeanna Walsman star in this feature, which will release on DVD this November 17th.

Larney has been working on the script for 2067 since 2005. He says of the development process: "it took about 10 years to get the draft to a point where it was really financeable and ready to shoot (AintitCool)." Filmmaking requires patience. Also, Larney talks of his inspiration for this sci-fi drama, which revolves around fears of the changing environment: "we're going to wait until the sign is so obvious that we've kind of missed the boat, so to speak, before we do something about it (climate)." You can see some of Larney's apprehension for the future in the trailer below.

2067 has already released on Digital platforms, this past October. Now, this title is set to show on DVD and Blu-ray in the middle of November (Nov. 17th). To show in an unrated format, this release will not host any special features. RLJ Entertainment will handle this secondary release and all of the home entertainment details are below.

Release Date: November 17th, 2020 (DVD, Blu-ray).

Director: Seth Larney.

Writers: Seth Larney, Dave Paterson.

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ryan Kwanten, Damian Walshe-Howling, Leeanna Walsman.

The official trailer for 2067 (via RLJ Ent.):

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Gags the Clown Brings the Balloons Globally this Halloween Season

A trailer was released for Gags the Clown in late 2019. Before that, the film has had a World Premiere (Cinepocalypse). Now, this feature is set to show internationally through Digital platforms. Based on a strange clown phenomenon in 2015 and 2016, this title brings a sinister clown to city streets as this crowd-pleaser terrorizes a small Wisconsin town. This title was developed by director Adam Krause, with Lauren Ashley Carter (The Woman), Tracy Perez (Devil May Call), Aaron Christensen (Dead Weight) and Evan Gamble starring. A preview of the film's worldwide launch is here.

In the trailer for Gags the Clown, reporters and police officers search for a mysterious figure. People are being attacked at night. And, this clown may have malicious intentions for a town incensed by a new, strange phenomenon.

Jinga Films will bring the film to multiple countries this month and into November. Initially, Gags the Clown will show in Australian and New Zealand - this October 28th. A secondary release will take place this November 9th, in Ireland and the United Kingdom. The film has been well received by audiences and is sure to entertain horror fans this Halloween season.

Release Date: October 28th, 2020 (Australia, New Zealand - Digital) and November 9th, 2020 (UK, Ireland - Digital).

Director: Adam Krause.

Cast: Lauren Ashley Carter, Tracy Perez, Aaron Christensen and Evan Gamble.

The official trailer for Gags the Clown (via Jinga Films):

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Christmas Presence Invites You to a Terrifying Celebration this November 3rd

Tagline: "Your Worst Fears Have Come Home for the Holidays."

Christmas Presence aka Why Hide? will release this November. To show on DVD for the first time in the U.S., Christmas Presence is a holiday horror film. In the story, a group of friends gather to celebrate the holiday season, when one guest goes missing and then another and then...James Edward Cook ("Disclaimer") is the director on this feature, with Karen Taylor co-writing the script. As well, Charlotte Atkinson (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Elsie Bennett (Control) centrally star. The film's early release details are here.

The DVD release will be available in an unrated format. At eighty-seven minutes, this release will not offer much, if anything, for bonus features. Finally, this title was produced as a Shudder original and has been available in some territories, since 2018.

Christmas Presence will show on DVD this November 3rd. RLJ Entertainment will host the U.S. DVD launch. And, the film's trailer (with the film titled Why Hide?) is below.

Release Date: November 3rd, 2020 (DVD).

Director: James Edward Cook.

Writers: James Edward Cook (as James Cook), Karen Taylor.

Cast: Charlotte Atkinson,  Elsie Bennett,  Lorna Brown,  Mark Chatterton,  Orla Cottingham,  William Holstead,  Danny Webb.

The official trailer for the film (as Why Hide?):

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Purgatory Pictures Completes Monster with Director Matt Shaw and Producer Mem Ferda while Working on Love Life and "They Came from the Sky..."

Tagline: "You Are Hereby Invited to a Party You'll Never Survive."

Monster was a horror film, released in 2018 - by Purgatory Pictures. Released in the UK, USA and Germany, this title was directed by Matt Walsh, involving a family of three. One family member is a giant, defrormed monster and out for control. Developed by scriptwriter Shaun Hutson and producers: Mem Ferda, Peter Crellen, Dave Esmann and several others - this title is out now. Since the release of Monster, Purgatory Pictures LTD has started to create several other features.

Love Life is a title that started filming this past January. Stalled by CV19, this title will begin shooting again in November.

As well, this film production company has finished a comedy titled "They Came From the Sky, I Saw Them." In the vein of Naked Gun, this title will be released soon.

Despite challenges, Purgatory Pictures continues to prep' films for future release, with Monster a great indie feature, which should be viewed by fans of indie thrillers and available now.

For Monster:

Director: Matt Shaw.

Writers: Matt Shaw, Shaun Hutson, Michael Bray and Justin Park.

Associate Producers: Peter Crellen, Dave Esmann, Mem Ferda, Jurgen Ferdinand, Garrett M. Johnson, Matt Orefice, Sarah Palmer, Trevor Poole, Stefan K. Somogyfoki and Bill Stoneburner.

Cast: Danielle Harold, Erik Lara, Justin Hayward, Tony Cook and Laura Ellen Wilson.

A trailer for Monster (via Brit Flicks): 

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Retreat Draws a Wendigo Out of the Darkness and onto the Screen this November 10th

Tagline: "There's Something Waiting in the Mountains."

The Retreat is an upcoming horror feature, focusing on an Indigenous legend - the Wendigo. This creature has been put to film before in films like Larry Fessenden's Wendigo (2001) and others. This time, two hikers head up to Upstate New York. Here, they encounter a monster, which bloodies their hiking trip. Developed by director Bruce Wemple (Monstrous), this feature centrally stars: Grant Schumacher (Lake Artifact), Dylan Grunn (Left Hand) and Catharine Daddario. A trailer was released late last week and the clip can be found below, in case you missed it.

The trailer shows the creature, in some of the scenes. With glowing eyes, it attacks at night, leaving Gus and Adam disoriented in open country. Now, this duo must find a way to overcome this supernatural entity, before the remaining light of day fizzles out.

Uncork'd Entertainment will show The Retreat on DVD and Digital, this November 10th. This feature runs eighty-eight minutes. As well, bonus features include: deleted scenes and a commentary. More details on this release are here.

Release Date: November 10th, 2020 (Digital, DVD).

Director/writer: Bruce Wemple.

Cast: Dylan Grunn, Rick Montgomery Jr., Ariella Mastoianni and Chris Cimperman.

The official trailer for The Retreat (via OC Trailers):

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Monday, October 19, 2020

A Serial Killer is Taking a Bride in Julian Richards' Head Hunter

Tagline: "Back from the Dead to Claim his Bride."

Head Hunter is an indie title from director Julian Richards (Reborn). The film stars: Danielle Harris (Halloween 4) and John Jarratt (Wolf Creek). In the story, a serial killer is stalking people in the Portland, Oregon. One woman has survived his grasp, but Rood is determined to make her his bloody bride. Produced by Robert Weinbach, the film's concept poster is available here, with a couple of early stills.

The movie poster shows Rood alone and in a hallway. Hacksaw in hand, this killer is ready for his next victim. Meanwhile, jars hold severed heads, in this gruesome graphic.

As well, the stills show Harris and Jarratt. Jarratt is in what looks like a police uniform as Harris arms herself with a pistol. Both, stills introduce the film's main characters.

Head Hunter is being repped by sales agent Jinga Films, for future distribution. Though, a release date has not been announced, the film has obviously started shooting, with more details to revealed soon.

Release Date: TBA.

Director: Julian Richards.

Producer: Robert Weinbach.

Cast: Danielle Harris, John Jarratt.

*a trailer is coming soon.

**the film has a runtime of 80 minutes.

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