Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Creature Feature Beast Mode Shows it Claws this Week

Tagline: "Fame is a Monster."

A trailer for Beast Mode released earlier this year. Starring James Duval (Donnie Darko), this title focuses on an actor who turns to a herbal elixir - to jumpstart his career; the results are a bit hairier than expected. From Devilworks Pictures, Beast Mode also stars: C. Thomas Howell (The Amazing Spider Man), Leslie Esterbrook (The Devil's Rejects), Ray Wise (Robocop) amongst others. Just released this week, a look at Beast Mode's recent launch is available here.

The story also mentions shape shifting creature. These ferocious monsters unleash their hunger on Los Angeles as Hollywood succumbs to animalistic attacks.

Devilworks Pictures has released Beast Mode on DVD and Digital formats this past December 1st. Available in Canada and the U.S., Beast Mode looks like a fun film, set in an '80s horror, Hollywood story.

Release Date: December 1st, 2020 (DVD, Digital).

Directors: Chris W. Freeman, Spain Willingham.

Writers: Drew Fortune, Chris W. Freeman .

Cast: C. Thomas Howell, James Hong, Leslie Easterbrook.

A trailer for Beast Mode is here (via OC Trailers):

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Brutal Revenge Thriller Torched to Re-release this December 15th

Torched is the second feature from director Ryan Nicholson (Gutterballs). Completed in 2006 and originally released in 2007, Unearthed Films will show this title on home entertainment formats this December. From scriptwriters Patrick Coble (Hanger) and Vince D'Amato, Torched is a micro-budget rape-revenge thriller, which focuses on Deanna. Deanna has been attacked by several men. Now, she is turning her trauma into passion as she seeks out her attackers. Torched stars: Michelle Boback (The Flame), Tamara Pender and Daniel Lomas. And, a preview of the film's latest release is here.

The Blu-ray will include several features, as well as the DVD. Blu-ray extras include: a commentary by Nicholson, a behind-the-scenes clip, an interview with Nicholson and more. The Blu-ray will host five hours of special features and be available in both 16:9 and 4:3 formats. On the DVD, the extras will include similar special features and be available in the aforementioned formats. This new release will host lots of content for fans of Nicholson or indie horror films.

Torched will be re-released this December 15th on both DVD and Blu-ray. With Nicholson having passed away recently, these collector's items will be must-haves for fans of this make-up artist, writer and director. The latest on this Torched release is here.

Release Date: December 15th, 2020 (Blu-ray, DVD).

Director: Ryan Nicholson.

Writers: Patrick Coble, Vince D'Amato.

Cast: Michelle Boback, Tamara Pender, Daniel Lomas.

*a trailer so brutal that it cannot be posted here.

**the film has a runtime of 44 minutes.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Vice of Greed Lures to Characters in Horror Thriller Mammon

Mammon is a haunted house thriller. From production company Ton of Hats, this title is currently in post-production. A blend of horror and mystery, Mammon's story involves a young couple and their new home. The house has a demonic spirit, living in the walls. And, this spirit can only be removed with a hefty price. As well, Isaac Walsh (Rook) developed this feature, which stars: Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Taye Diggs and Jessica Uberuaga. The film's early concept artwork is here, along with a few more story details.

The concept poster shows the young couple: Brad (Diggs) and Jess (Uberuaga). In their new home with candlelight, they have no idea what is in store for them. Meanwhile, a predatory bird hovers darkly in the background. This graphic portends the dark forces within.

Mammon also has a moral tale. A mammon is a spirit that lures people through the vice of greed. From the New Testament, Jesus mentions: "you cannot serve both God and mammon (greed)." A tale influenced by the Biblical, Mammon's story is multi-layered.

Ton of Hats is developing Mammon. To show in the United Kingdom through 101 Films, this title will show in more territories once production is complete and the film is shown to more distributors. For now, all of the available details for Mammon are posted here.

Release Date: 2021 (United Kingdom).

Director: Isaac Walsh.

Writers: Tyler Clair Smith, Isaac Walsh.

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Taye Diggs, Jessica Uberuaga.

*a trailer is coming soon.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The 100 Candles Game Tells Horror Stories this Year and into 2021

Tagline: "One Hundred Candles...One Hundred Ghost Stories...And a Mirror in the Summon the Spirits."

The 100 Candles Game is a horror anthology from production house Black Mandala Films. A trailer was released for this feature this past Summer. Now, this horror title is being released in multiple territories throughout 2020 and into 2021. 

Several recognizable directors have been attached to this feature. Nicolas Onetti of What the Waters Left Behind (2017) is part of this film as well as Guillermo Lockhart (Asylum: Twisted Horror and Fantasy Tales). Tony Morales of the upcoming Creepypasta: The Movie is also attached for a segment. And, there are several international filmmakers who have participated in the production of this intriguing thriller.

The 100 Candles Games has already launched in several countries. Black Mandala Films has announced theatrical and home entertainment dates for: Taiwan, Germany, Russia and several others - recently. The official Black Mandala Films' homepage has mentioned a North American potential release, but a specific release date is not available yet. ICYMI, the official movie poster, trailer and recent still are available here, ahead of a future North American release.

Release Date: TBA.

Directors: Nicolás Onetti, Guillermo Lockhart, Víctor Català, Daniel Ruebesam, Tony Morales, Nicholas Peterson, Oliver Garland, Brian Deane, Christopher West.

Writers: Guillermo Lockhart and Mauro Croche.

Cast: Amy Smart, Magui Bravi, Clara Kovacic,James Wright, Agustín Olcese, Luz Champane, Amparo Espinola.

An official trailer for The 100 Candles Game (via Black Mandala):

*story details revolve around a hundred candle circle, in which players must take one and tell a horror story.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Indie Thriller Relentless Set to Debut on Digital this November 27th

Tagline: “Never Underestimate Your Will to Survive.”

Relentless is an upcoming indie horror title. To release later this month, Relentless involves a woman trapped in a large, empty house. As a thunderstorm rages outside, the water levels increase in her basement. This near one character film will be released by Terror Films and centrally stars Rachel Weber (Outbreak Z). From director Barry Andersson, a preview of the film's upcoming Digital launch is hosted here.

In the official synopsis, protagonist Jennifer is also dealing with crippling depression. She is trying to recover from a recent loss. Now, her psychological troubles are meeting a physical one - drowning!

Terror Films will release Relentless on Digital platforms this November 27th. To show on most, major Digital hosters, Relentless promises a character study, in a desperate scenario. The film's official poster, stills and trailer are available here.

Release Date: November 27th, 2020 (Digital).

Director: Barry Andersson.

Cast: Charles Hubbell, Rachel Weber, Presley Grams.

The Official Trailer for Relentless

To learn more about Terror Films, visit:  The Terror Film's Homepage

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Producers Jon Adams & Mem Ferda Join Director Michael Su for Social Media Horror Title Death Count

A few early plot details are coming out for Michael Su's (Bridge of the Doomed) Death Count. Previously titled Numb3rs, this film involves a sinister executioner, who picks his victims based on how many social media likes they gain, or do not gain. This feature is being developed by productions houses: Mahal Empire and Blaen-Y-Bootleg Films. Also, this title includes a huge gathering of exectuvie producers, including: Jon Adams (Black River), Robert Dujmusic (Lockdown), Wesley Cannon (Bloodthirst) and  Mem Ferda (The Devil's Double) and dozens of others. As well, the cast is comprised of Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs), Costas Mandylor (Saw IV), Robert LaSardo and Sarah French. All of these crewmembers and cast have come together to make a stylish horror feature for later this year, or 2021.

A concept poster was released for Death Count earlier this year, with the previous title Numb3r5. The graphic provides a clue as to some of the plot points. Characters must perform for viewing audiences as seen in the television screens. If they do not draw enough viewers, their lives are in danger. Meanwhile, the killer watches the audience reaction below, with all of the character's timelines in jeopardy.

Death Count has recently entered post-production. So, a new poster and the first trailer are expected to release soon, once editing and sound design are complete. For now, fans of horror can preview this horror title, which focuses on the power of social media.

Release Date: 2020-2021.

Director: Michael Su.

Writers: Rolfe Kanefsky and Michael Merino.

Executive Producers: Mem Ferda, Robert Dujmusic, Jon Adams, Michael Beran, Wesley Cannon.

Cast: Michael Madsen, Costas Mandylor, Robert LaSardo, Andre Carbonell, Sarah French, Devanny Pinn and Ben Stobber.

*a trailer is coming soon.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Alan Murray's Beyond Hell Casts Out a Demon this December 4th

Tagline: "Death is No Escape."

Indican Pictures will release Alan Murray's Beyond Hell this December. The film's story involves a hallucinogenic drug and a mind trip to Hell. Murray also wrote the script and the film stars: Sean Rey ("Hemlock Grove"), Sebastian Deery (Pure Pwnage), Dominique Smith (The Charter) and Chris Kapeleris. A preview of the film's home entertainment release is available now.

The story focuses on character Maryssa (Kearsten Johansson). After taking the drug Changa, she finds herself face-to-face with Belial. As Belial inhabits her being, this demon forces Maryssa to attack her friends. And, there is only one escape from this evil entity, with time running out.

Indican Pictures will begin showing Beyond Hell this December 4th. Beyond Hell will launch on more Digital platforms and in a DVD format on this date. A winner of a "Best Special Effects" Jury Award, Beyond Hell brings an intelligent indie story to homes next month!

Release Date: December 4th, 2020 (U.S., Digital, DVD).

Director/writer: Alan Murray.

Cast: Sean Rey, Sebastian Deery, Kearsten Johansson, Dominique Smith, Jonathan Robbins and Chris Kapeleris.

An official trailer for Beyond Hell


More on Beyond Hell at Indican: Beyond Hell w/More Stills at Indican Pictures

A Beyond Hell homepage: Beyond Hell at Dark Spirit Films

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Turkish Post-apocalyptic Thriller Girl with No Mouth Set to Show this December 8th

Tagline: "A Grim Post-apocalyptic Tale for the Whole Family."

Can Evrenol's (Baskin) Girl with No Mouth will be available this December. In the film, a young girl manages her life in a post-apocalyptic landscape, which is full of deformed children. Survival is difficult as more and more strange characters enter this war torn setting. Shot in Turkish, Girl with No Mouth will begin its North American debut in just a few days.

Girl with No Mouth had a release in Turkey earlier this year. Now, this title is set for a wider release on home entertainment platforms, via Indiecan Entertainment. This title stars: Denishan Akbaba (The Magnificent Century), Elif Sevinç (Kizim), Özgür Civelek, Kaan Alpdayi and Sermet Yesil. And, a full length, U.S. trailer is below.

Indiecan Entertainment will make this title available on December 8th. To show on DVD and Digital platforms, Girl with No Mouth looks to be an imaginative tale. Part fantasy and part sci-fi, this film looks to be another interesting tale from a talented director.

Release Date: December 8th, 2020 (DVD, VOD).

Director: Can Evrenol.

Writers: Can Evrenol, Kutay Ucun.

Cast: Denizhan Akbaba, Elif Sevinç, Özgür Civelek.

A full length trailer for Girl with No Mouth (via Indican Entertainment):

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