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Predator Returns with a 4th Movie this Fall

It has been over 8 years since we last saw the Predator, but after three independent films and two crossovers with the Xenomorphs, it’s back in The Predator (aka Predator 4).

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The Predator is set to take place between the happenings of Predator 2 and Predators though no full synopsis has been released. It will star Boyd Holbrook (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Olivia Munn (Deliver US from Evil), Trevante Rhodes (Westworld), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu), Jake Busey (The Stoned Age) and Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner). Jake Busey will be playing the son of Peter Keyes that was played by his real-life father Gary Busey in Predator 2.

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Filming has been completed and The Predator will hit theaters in the US on September 14, 2018.

 

 

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Kickstarter Campaign Launched for James Bickert’s ‘Amazon Hot Box’

Crowdfunding campaigns are traditionally started before the production of a film, but this is not the case for James Bickert’s new project, Amazon Hot Box; the film has already been shot and edited. This Kickstarter is set up as more of a pre-order with perks. By breaking tradition and crowdfunding after the film is finished, there are better perks offered and more preview material to check out.

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This is the first feature film from WIP Productions, LLC; formed by Brian K. Williams (Space Babes from Outer Space) and James Bickert (Frankenstein Created Bikers).

This is not a cheap exploitation film, Bickert is known for his badass female leads and celebrating the strength women have to offer (in short…it’s not all about boobs and girl on girl action).

Amazon Hot Box stars Ellie Church (Space Babes from Outer Space), Tristan Risk (American Mary), Jett Bryant (Frankenstein Created Bikers), Kelsey Carlisle (Headless) and Paul McComiskey (The Wolf).

Synopsis:

An innocent college student is tossed into a jungle hellhole where she must fight for her life against an evil wardress, psycho inmates, voodoo experiments and the incredible torture machine.

The project will not be funded unless 100% of the $15,000 goal is met. The campaign has already raised $6,783 of the goal with 43 days remaining to contribute. Like all other crowdfunding campaigns, there are perks which range from Blu-rays to props from the film. If you want to get your hands on a copy of the movie and exclusive perks, check out the Amazon Hot Box campaign.

 

 

Deranged Minds Entertainment Launches Indiegogo for Upcoming Film ‘Inverted’

Following the success of their first feature film (Red Eye), the immensely passionate and talented Tristan Clay and Destinie Orndoff of Deranged Minds Entertainment have begun crowdfunding for their next feature, Inverted.

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What is Inverted?

Synopsis:

In a world paralleling the 70’s, a centuries-old cult known as the “Inverts” kidnap four individuals against their will to recruit for the holy war against the second coming of Christ. From a homosexual hippie, drug- addicted prostitute, man in drag, and a pedophile priest; they’re all deemed to be choice victims to invert through various initiations that push past the most brutal of boundaries.

Although this is an indie film, Clay and Orndoff have snagged some pretty recognizable names. Inverted is set to star Destinie Orndoff (Red Eye), Trevor Dow (Rise), Jennifer Nangle (Irrational Fear), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies), David McMahon (Rogue Island), Tommie Vegas (Party Night) and Maria Olsen (Lords of Salem).

Clay and Orndoff had this to say about the film:

“With this film, our main goal isn’t only to deliver an insanely intense, horrific piece of cinema; but to improve from our past work. To the character development, how we present our story, the special effects, everything. We promise to bring you a horror film, made by horror fans. We have learned so much since we shot our first feature and want to make Inverted go above and beyond.”

The chosen platform is Indiegogo. Like all other crowdfunding projects, there are loads of perks; everything from t-shirts, DVDs and Blu-rays to parts in the film. Inverted has a flexible goal of $17,666. With a month left on the campaign, the film is 3% funded with $443 of the total goal.  Backers can be assured that 100% of the funds will go directly to the film as the creators have provided a breakdown of where your donations are going.

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If you would like to support creative, passionate, talented individuals and a film that promises to be nothing short of amazing, join the cult and visit the Inverted Indiegogo campaign and donate, you won’t be disappointed.

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Indie Horror Film ‘Monkey Farm’ Is an Intense Slow Burn

Indie horror films come in all forms, many of which are in the tradition of the classic slasher film; a body is found and a bloodbath ensues until one final girl is sitting in the back of an ambulance as her friends and possibly the killer make their way to the morgue. Monkey Farm does not follow the traditional horror film algorithm, instead it starts off slow and ends with a bang.

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Monkey Farm begins in a documentary format moving slowly into a found footage, creature feature. The beginning, I will give them credit for, was well researched, believable and semi eyeopening to the world of animal testing; not the typical beginning to a horror movie.

If I were to compare it to any other films, I would say that it is a better version of The Blair Witch Project. Bonus points given to Ian Messenger for including a lot of references to House of 1000 Corpses (I will not spoil it for anyone, you’ll just have to watch it and find them for yourself) and even more props for centering the basis of the film around such a controversial topic in the age of being easily offended and the keyboard warrior.

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If you’re looking for a film that is completely original and outside of the Hollywood remake spectrum, Monkey Farm is one worth checking out. It is gritty and super suspenseful, combining a lot documentary, found footage, creature feature and a touch of comedy is a lot to manage in one film, but this time it was done beautifully.

 

Synopsis:

An exploration of what happens when human curiosity and animal rage collide. This low-budget, high-concept thriller presents a different kind of antagonist, and the same well-meaning-but-doomed kids you love to cheer for as they meet their grisly ends.

Horror Legend Packed Film, ‘Death House’, Gets Theater Release Date

Entertainment Factory presents Death House, a film that puts almost every living horror icon on one screen, has finally received a theatrical release date. Death House will be coming to select theaters on Friday, February 23rd.

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Death House was originally written by horror legend Gunner Hansen. The film stars names like Lindsay Hartley (All My Children), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), Kane Hodder (Victor Crowley), Dee Wallace (The Howling), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), Tony Todd (Candyman), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects) and more.

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Synopsis:

During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings are their only chance for survival.

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If this looks like a film for you, the official Death House twitter (@DeathHouseMovie) released a list of the already confirmed cities with more on the way.

For further location additions, be sure to check out deathhouse.us and follow the film on twitter.

Horror t-shirt company, Terror Threads, has teamed with the creators behind the film to bring exclusive Death House merch. They currently offer two designs, but will be adding two more brand new ones on Thursday, February 15th.

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So if you’re looking for something awesome to wear to one of the screenings, checkout TerrorThreads.com and support a great film, a company by horror fans for horror fans and some pretty fantastic artists.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Death House twitter for contests for tickets and other prizes.

 

 

Hilary Duff to Play Sharon Tate in ‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’

Another former Disney darling has come to the world of horror; Hilary Duff will portray the beautiful Sharon Tate in the upcoming film The Haunting of Sharon Tate. The film is one of three films coming out to deal with someone involved in the Manson family murders (Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play Manson in an upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, and Tuesday Doctor Who star Matt Smith signed on to play Manson in Mary Harron’s Charlie), but this film is a bit different from the others.

Instead of focusing on the murders, The Haunting of Sharon Tate is said to be based primarily on an interview Tate gave in 1968 where she discussed having nightmares about ghosts and even of her own death at the hands of a satanic cult. The film does not yet have a release date.

Duff took to Instagram to announce her part as the Hollywood beauty; her likeness to Tate is striking.

Not everyone is pleased with the production of the film however. Sharon Tate’s sister Debra has expressed her displeasure with the film to PEOPLE calling it “classless” and “exploitative”, but she claims to harbor no ill thoughts of Hilary Duff herself.

Sharon Tate was best known for her roles in films such as Eye of the Devil and Valley of the Dolls.

On the night of August 8, 1969, Sharon Tate was gathered with a group of her friends including Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski and Abigail Folger (music producer Quincy Jones had planned to join them but did not make it) in the home she shared with husband Roman Polanski at 10050 Cielo Drive in Los Angeles. The night would turn tragic when four members of the Manson family (Tex Watson, Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian and Patricia Krenwinkel) entered the home and murdered all occupants in the former home of record producer Terry Melcher (who Manson felt wronged him). Tate was 8 months pregnant and just 26-years-old when she was murdered.

 

Review: Victor Crowley is Back & Better Than Ever

Adam Green surprised fans at the Hatchet 10th Anniversary celebration with the announcement and screening of his new gore baby, ‘Victor Crowley’. After the announcement, Green launched a theater tour of the film and it garnered a positive fan response. Victor is definitely back and better than ever.

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Like the previous Hatchet films, Victor Crowley has its share of cameos, starting with one not even a half hour in. The core cast is the best one yet, Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Perry Shen (Hatchet), Laura Ortiz (Holliston), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Dave Sheridan (A Haunted House), Brian Quinn (Impractical Jokers) and Krystal Joy Brown (Castle).

Most of those names are tied to campy roles, and are best known for their humor, and because of this, not only is this the goriest Hatchet film to date, it is also the funniest. There are times that you will feel like a complete asshole for laughing because Victor is ripping someone apart but someone (usually Dillon played by Dave Sheridan) says something completely unfitting (in a good way) to the situation. Rose, played by Laura Ortiz, may be the best new character. She’s sassy, funny and totally adorable (she’s kind of a badass too).

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If you’re into campy gorefests that pay homage to the slasher films of the 80s, Victor Crowley is for you. Splatter and body parts aside (those are awesome too), the film is a lot of fun (in a “should I be laughing at this that guy just got ripped apart…yeah I should” kind of way). Just like a fine wine, Green and the Hatchet franchise are only getting better with time.

If you’re a quitter and turn the movie off when the credits begin to role, you’re going to miss a pretty awesome scene…just saying…hint hint…wink wink.

To quote the great Adam Green and Joe Lynch, this movie is tits.

 

Victor Crowley is officially available on DVD & Blu-ray, pick up your autographed copy at Ariescope.com.