Thursday, July 09, 2020

The Honeymoon Phase Puts Passion to the Test this August 21st

Tagline: "Who Are You Married To?"

The Honeymoon Phase is a sci-fi thriller. From director Phillip G. Carroll Jr., the film takes part in a social experiment. Several couples are house in carefully controlled units as their perceptions of reality are challenged. The cast includes: Jim Schubin (Boardwalk Empire), Tara Westwood (The Grudge) and Chloe Carroll. A trailer has just been released and the U.S. release poster is here.

The graphic shows a series of identification cards. Some have been crossed out, while the latest two experimentees are forefront. Blindingly white, there are also signs of blood on one character's hands. This film poster puts two character's lives on the line.

Dark Sky Films will release The Honeymoon Phase this August. On August 21st, this title will show in theatres and on Digital platforms, where available. Fans of sci-fi can find more on the film below.

 Release Date: August 21st, 2020 (Limited Theatrical, Digital).

Director/writer: Phillip G. Carroll Jr.

Cast: François Chau, Tara Westwood, Ione Butler.

The official trailer for The Honeymoon Phase (via Dark Sky Films):

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

She Dies Tomorrow Focuses on the Inevitable this Summer

She Dies Tomorrow is a film from director Amy Seimetz (Pet Sematary). Focusing on anxieties that plague the modern world, this surreal thriller focuses on character Amy's (Kate Lyn Sheil) fear of death. Hosting a party, Amy shares her fears, leading to a night of chaos. She Dies Tomorrow stars Michelle Rodriguez (The Fate of the Furious), Adam Wingard (V/H/S/2) and Josh Lucas. A trailer is available for the film and a film poster, ahead of the July 31st release.

The trailer shows Amy and her unwavering belief that she will die the next day. At a dinner party, Amy infects the guests with her doomed intuition. And, everyone must face their inevitable end, in this surreal look at death and aging.

She Dies Tomorrow will debut within several drive-in theatres, this July 31st. On August 7th, this title will show on Digital platforms, throughout the U.S. Self-funded by Seimetz, this complex film will surely bring the filmmakers original vision, to the screen, throughout the Summer.

Release Date: July 31st, 2020 (Drive-in Theatres) and August 7th, 2020 (Digital).

Director/writer: Amy Seimetz.

Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Josh Lucas, KenTucker Audley, Chris Messina, Adam Wingard and Michelle Rodriguez.

The official trailer for She Dies Tomorrow (via Neon):

Seimetz also starred in the Pet Sematary remake:

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Lukas Haas Stars in Psychological Thriller Browse: Release Details

Tagline: "Careful What You Search For..."

Browse is an upcoming psychological thriller. Focusing on the character Richard (Lukas Haas), this isolated man becomes unhinged after experimenting with online dating. Now, his life is taking a turn for the worse as his paranoia increases. Browse also stars Chloe Bridges (The Final Girls) and Sarah Rafferty. Releasing today, a preview of the film's Digital launch is available now.

The trailer, which was released in June, shows Richard and a growing obsession. He follows one woman, while ignoring all other elements in his life. Blending his online life with his real one, Richard can no longer tell fact from fiction.

FilmRise is showing this film on most Digital platforms, today. To debut across the United States, fans of thrillers or of suspense can rent Browse, now!

Release Date: July 7th, 2020 (Digital).

Director: Mike Testin.

Writer: Mario Carvalhal.

Cast: Lukas Haas, Chloe Bridges, Sarah Rafferty, Bodhi Elfman, and Jocelin Donahue.

The official trailer for Browse (via FilmRise):

Browse at FilmRise, with order details: Browse at FilmRise

Haas also starred in the horror thriller Dark Was the Night:

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Monday, July 06, 2020

Terror Films and PlayNow to Show Found Footage and Horror Titles on Fifty Channels

Terror Films and Playnow Media have partnered for a number of Digital, horror releases. Playnow operates over twenty online channels. Meanwhile, Terror Films has dozens and dozens of titles in their library. Together, they will bring several "found footage" styled features and other horror titles to several online channels.

Playnow owns and operates at least twenty channels across several platforms. Currently, Playnow is on: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, Android mobile, Google Play, and Chromecast. Playnow hopes to show films on over fifty plus VOD channels by the end of 2020.

Terror Films has already debuted two titles through Playnow. Adam Robitel's The Taking of Deborah Logan is already showing on Playnow's POV Horror Channel, along with Hell House LLC. Terror Films will continue to debut films through Playnow, with a release schedule available here.

*some of the channels Terror Films will show features on include: Wicked Horror TV, Trashy Horror Movies, Scifi Movie Channel, and Zombie Television.

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Friday, July 03, 2020

Pandemic Thriller Before the Fire Walks Down a Lonely Road: First Poster

Early stills and story details were released for Before the Fire this past May. Now, a new poster is available here, along with a release date. Jenna Lyng Adams wrote this feature, with Charlie Buhler sitting in the director's chair. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Ava Boone returns to her hometown, only to find more dangers there. Before the Fire stars writer Adams, along with: Jackson Davis (Shameless), Ryan Vigilant (Lenox Avenue) and Charles Hubbell (Walking with the Enemy). The Before the Fire movie poster is here and so are more details on the August release date.

The poster shows actress Adams as Ava, Gun in hand. Ava is on the run from a dangerous virus. A helicopter flies overhead as Ava leaves behind civilization in favour of a more rural location. The graphic is a bit austere, with Before the Fire showing this August.

On August 14th, Dark Sky Films will show the film on Digital platforms. To show across the U.S. and in other territories, Before the Fire will bring a complex tale to the screen, for fans to enjoy. Check your online listings this August 14th!

Release Date: August 14th, 2020 (U.S., Digital).

Director: Charlie Buhler.

Writers: Jenna Lyng Adams.

Cast: Jenna Lyng Adams, Jackson Davis, Ryan Vigilant and Charles Hubbell.

The official release trailer for the film (via Dark Sky Films):

More details on the film can be found at Dark Sk Films: Before the Fire at Dark Sky Films 

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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Killer Shorts Screenplay Competition Begins its Second Year and Calls for Entries!

The Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition
is starting a second year, this week. This competition is calling for scripts of all sorts. As well, winners will have a shot at $5000 in prizes. Screenplays will be judged by horror and film icons. And, winners could have their shorts circulated in a network of literary managers, with more entry details here.

Some of the judges for this year's Killer Shorts will be well known in the horror community. Top 10 finalists will be read by: Julian Terry (Whisper), Chelsea Lupkin (Lucy's Tale), Barbara Crampton (You're Next), Joe Bob Briggs ("The Last Drive-in") Scott Stoops and many more. All of the judges will vote for the best screenplay, at the end of the competition.

The Killer Shorts competition is now underway with entry details found below. And, event hosters - including Alison Parker - are calling for unique stories, with horrifying themes. A link, with entry requirements, is listed here.
*the deadline for entries is December 15th, 2020.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Padraig Reynolds Brings the Terror with Open 24 Hours this August

Open 24 Hours is the latest film from horror director Padraig Reynolds (Rites of Spring). Focusing on a paranoid and delusional woman, Open 24 Hours takes place at an all-night gas station. Here, Mary (Vanessa Grasse) begins to see tragedies from her past. This title had a few film festival appearances in 2018, including Fantastic Fest. Now, Open 24 Hours is set to show on home entertainment formats. And, this title also stars: Brendan Fletcher (Rampage), Cole Vigue ("iZombie") and Emily Tennant. The film's North American artwork and trailer are hosted here.

The trailer shows a hooded figure and so does the DVD/Blu-ray artwork. Hooded in a rain jacket, this villain hovers over an injured victim. Offering two taglines: "pray you never run out of gas" and "welcome to the graveyard shift," the movie poster is haunted by an eerie green light. One of the better horror film posters this year, this graphic brings the terror.

4DigitalMedia will release Open 24 Hours in August. On August 18th, Open 24 Hours will show on: DVD, Blu-ray and Digital platforms. Fans of indie horror or of Reynolds can find everything on this release below.

Release Date: August 18th, 2020 (DVD, Blu-ray, Digital).

Director/writer: Padraig Reynolds.

Cast: Vanessa Grasse, Brendan Fletcher, Cole Vigue, Emily Tennant, Daniel O’Meara.

The official trailer for Open 24 Hours (via 4DigitalMedia):

More details on Open 24 Hours at 4DigitalMedia: Open 24 Hours at 4Digital Media

The Blu-ray is available for pre-orders here:

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Mexican Thriller Origin Unknown is Ready for Blood in this Movie Poster

Origin Unknown is a Mexican shot horror feature. Featuring mystical creatures with fangs, this film is from Rigoberto Castañeda (KM-31). Focusing on a former Cartel drug-runner, this character is turning on his former employers. But, he has been targeted by a supernatural group, who hope to silence him forever. Also known as Sin Origen or Unsourced, this title stars: Daniel Martinez ("El Senor de los Cielos"), Lisette Morelos ("Me gusta, pero me asusta"), Paulina Gil and many others. A trailer has just been released for Origin Unknown (linked below), along with a movie poster (found here).

The North American graphic, from Raven Banner Entertainment, shows several of the film's characters. Many bare their fangs, other characters must use more medieval weapons, to fight. Framed in blood spray, this graphic highlights some of the film's action elements.

Raven Banner will bring this title to North American audiences soon. A film from a prolific Mexican director, Origin Unknown looks to bring an intriguing Spanish language title to fans later in the year, or into 2021. Finally, the trailer is a good one and should be watched at the Raven Banner website, found below.

Release Date: TBA.

Director: Rigoberto Castañeda.

Writers: Michael Caissie, Rigoberto Castañeda .

Cast: Daniel Martinez, Lisette Morelos, Paulina Gil, Horacio Garcia Rojas, Arap Bethke, Matias del Castillo, Ramon Medina and Jose Luis Badalt.

A trailer for the film can be viewed at the Raven Banner website, found here:

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