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All-Star Horror/Sci-Fi Cast Team Up for ‘Terror Tales’

It’s been a while since the release of the Creepshow films, but there is a new horrifying collection of stories headed our way that feature an all-star cast made up of names from Friday the 13th, Maniac Cop 1&2, George Romero’s The Crazies, Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs, Sleepaway Camp, Critters 2 and more. This cast comes together to give us ‘Terror Tales‘ from writer-director Jimmy Lee Combs.

When Michael wakes up he is horrified to find that he is riding shotgun with a psychopath (Christopher Showerman, Supergirl) who reveals to him that his wife and daughter are held captive in the attached cargo trailer. The trailer is rigged to release a deadly toxin when triggered by a switch in the car. Thinking of his family’s safety, he cooperates with everything the psychotic driver asks him to do even if it means breaking the law.

During this bizarre ride, the driver subjects Michael to three horrific tales of the macabre including a demon that takes a mother (Lynn Lowry, Shivers) on a journey of self-discovery and reveals to her the horrifying truth behind her son’s suicide. The next tale transpires in the ’80s where a Detective is hot on the trail of a serial killer known as The Sledgehammer (Jonathan Tiersten, Sleepaway Camp) who is terrorizing a video store owner and his wife. In the final tale, an evil deity (Yan Birch, Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs) is using the human body as a host to possess its victims. When the deity destroys one victim it jumps to another causing an epidemic of possessions being reported.

With a burning desire for the truth behind his abduction and the safety of his family, will Michael have the will to survive the madness? Your sanity will be tried and tested in Terror Tales.

The film also stars Laurene Landon (Maniac Cop), Jennifer Runyon (Ghostbusters), Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Ashley Park (Rosewood), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) and Helen Udy (The Dead Zone). 

Terror Tales comes to VOD on January 8th from High Octane Pictures.

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Movie Review: ‘Ugly Sweater Party’

The holiday season is upon us which means lovable reindeer cartoons and movies about a green guy that hates Christmas, but if you’re more into comedy, gore and a splash of possession with your festivities, ‘Ugly Sweater Party‘ may be for you.

What is ‘Ugly Sweater Party’?

Ugly Sweater Party is about two friends that are invited to an, as the title suggests, ugly sweater party, and things go a bit awry when they discover that the party is being held at an unusual place and one of them may or may not end up with a mildly possessed sweater. 

The film was written and directed by Aaron Mento and stars a fantastic group of actors. The cast includes Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs), Lara Jean ( Till Human Voices Wake Us), Hunter Johnson (From Jennifer), Charles Chudabala (Irrational Fear), Brad Potts (Puppet Master X: Axis Rising) and Marv Blauvelt (Snake with a Human Tail).

Review

Ugly Sweater Party is the perfect campy, holiday horror; it is refreshing to see a film that doesn’t go with the obvious ominous presence for this time of the year, Krampus. 

If you’re expecting a splatter show and to be completely terrified, this film is not for you. The best way to describe it would be a hint of Sleepaway Camp (minus the girl with a penis),  National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation andJay and Silent Bob meet a possession movie with ugly sweaters, but in a perfectly blended, hilarious way. 


I’m going to have to fully recommend Ugly Sweater Party. It’s one of those movies that is so cheesy it’s actually amazing. Think traditional 80s camp comedy, amp that up and throw in lasers and an evil spirit. The film was very well written and acted out perfectly by the stellar cast. Felissa Rose and her horny, underappreciated housewife character stole the show; every time she was on screen, laughs were guaranteed. Believe is or not, the always sweet Sean Whalen makes a pretty great evil spirit, and the rest of the cast did an incredible job portraying the story and lending just the right amount of camp.  I for one would love a sequel next holiday season.

You can watch ‘Ugly Sweater Party‘ for yourself via Amazon Prime Video

The Holidays Are About to Get Bloodier with Slasher Film’Hanukkah’

What do you get when you combine religion, a sacred holiday, a serial killer and a pissed off son with extremist views and a vendetta? ‘Hanukkah‘, a brand new holiday slasher film, “A Torah-fying new tale of horah.”

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Hanukkah is written and directed by Eben McGarr and stars Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), Nick Principe (Laid To Rest) and J.D. Kaye (Beyond Polaris).

What is the story?

Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukiller. In 1983, Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight year old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror. A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays, but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise Rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.

Hanukkah is said to be currently filming, so no “official trailer” has been released, but there is a small teaser available for your viewing pleasure.

For up-to-date information and future trailer releases, be sure to like the HANUKKAH: THE MOVIE Facebook page.

Casting Call: Devil’s Knight: Volumes of Blood 3

Following the success of indie horror anthologies Volumes of Blood and Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories, Blood Moon Pictures has announced that they are looking to fill both lead and supporting roles for their upcoming film ‘Devil’s Knight: Volumes of Blood 3‘.

Available roles are for adults ages 17 to 60 (looking for females with interesting eyes) and children ages 7 to 11. This is a non union project.

The following roles are available:

MALES:

  • Officer Storm: early 30’s
  • Det. Stuart Palmer: late 30’s-early 40’s
  • Harvey: mid-late 30’s
  • Captain Barker: mid-late 30’s
  • Charles: early-mid 40’s
  • Kyle: early-mid 30’s
  • Ben: early-mid 30’s
  • Scott: early-mid 30’s
  • Vin: early-mid 30’s
  • Kane: 17
  • Mr. Durning: early-mid 40’s
  • Uncle Eli: late 40’s
  • David: late 20’s
  • Holter: 40’s
  • Peter: 40’s

FEMALES:

  • Officer Holland: early 30’s
  • Betsey Palmer: late 30’s-early 40’s
  • Linda: 40’s
  • Carol: 17
  • Camilla: 17
  • Thea: late 20’s
  • Mara Bates: 50-60
  • Linnea: mid 40’s
  • Alyssa: early-mid 40’s

If you are interested in auditioning, casting call will be held Friday the 13th weekend in July. Saturday, July 14th 12pm-5pm and Sunday, July 15th 12pm-3pm.

The casting event will be held at

1115 Tamarack Road

Owensboro, KY 42301

If you cannot make the event, video auditions are accepted.

For more information, email bloodmoonpic@gmail.com

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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.

 

 

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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