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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.

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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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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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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.

 

Attention Indie Filmmakers: Terror Films Wants Your Short Films

The hardest part of being an indie filmmaker is getting your finished product to an audience, but Terror Films wants to help make that process a bit easier for you. They are looking for completed, never-before-seen indie short films to include in their upcoming television series coming this October, Terror Films Presents: Terrifying Tuesdays.

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The series will be comprised of six short films presented in a weekly episodic format. Each short film will be released as a stand-alone episode once a week leading up to Halloween. On Wednesday, October 31st, viewers will be able to binge watch all six of the previous episodes. Each episode will open with a pre-produced prologue created by the label specifically for the series.

Terror Films President Joe Dain had this to say about the new series:

“This is our take on ‘Tales From The Crypt,’ if you will. There are so many incredibly talented filmmakers out there. The level of originality and quality we have seen over the years with shorts has often surpassed what we see in full-length features. We not only want to give these filmmakers a real opportunity to have their short films showcased but wrapping them into a limited series format will allow us to elevate the marketing angle. We’re incredibly excited about the possibilities.”

Amazon Prime is currently the selected platform for Terror Films Presents: Terrifying Tuesdays, but the company has not ruled out pitching the finished product to other platforms such as Shudder, Starz, Netflix and Hulu.

Selected filmmakers will share in the revenue generated either through a licensing deal secured by the label or from the Amazon Prime Revenue Share program.

If you are interested in submitting a short film for consideration, it must meet the guidelines below.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Inclusive of credits, shorts should be no less than 25 minutes but no more than 40 minutes maximum.

  • Films must be 100% completed.

  • Absolutely no scenes of violence towards women, excessive nudity, extreme graphic violence or overt visual gore.

  • Shorts must not have had any online exposure at all! (YouTube, Vimeo, iTunes, Amazon, Festival or Filmmaker’s Website, Social Media etc.). Festival participation is okay but they must not have appeared online in any way.

  • No science fiction shorts! We are looking for traditional horror. (hauntings, possessions, witches, deranged killers, etc.).

  • You must own all rights to images, actors and music/score. “Festival Rights Only” will not be accepted.

  • Only seeking English Speaking shorts. No foreign language films with/or without subtitles will be considered for this particular project.

  • If you shot your film under the SAG New Media Agreement, filmmakers will be responsible for contacting SAG and paying any residuals from revenue received.

Copies of all executed SAG contracts must be available for review if requested.

  • A 5.1 sound mix preferred but not required.

  • All films subject to approval and acceptance based on all of the above along with a QC (Quality Control) report that shows that the film is technically ready to be delivered onto the Amazon platform.

If your short film meets these guidelines, feel free to submit them to submissions@terrorfilms.net. Submission deadline is June 1, 2018. Terror Films Executive and Head of Acquisitions Jim Klock will be overseeing the submission and selection process. If your film is selected, someone from Terror Films will contact you.

If you would like to learn more about Terror Films, their other projects or are looking to get your full-length film out to the public, visit terrorfilms.net.

 

 

Horror Icons Team Up to Take on ‘Hell’s Kitty’

What do you get when you pair some of horror’s iconic names and an evil cat? ‘Hell’s Kitty’. The film is based on a web series and a comic book of the same name and stars Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), David Midkiff (Pet Sematary), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn), Kelli Maroni (Night of the Comet), Lynn Lowry (Cat People), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), a Killer Klown and more. The film was written Nicholas Tana (The Director).

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What is Hell’s Kitty?

Nick, a Hollywood screenwriter, discovers his cat has become murderously possessed, and will stop at nothing to rid him of any women in his life. As his life unravels out of control, Nick must find a way to have his kitty exorcised of the demonic spirit haunting her and creating a body count.

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All character names in the film are based on iconic horror characters to add another element of dark comedy to the already funny plot; Jones plays Father Damien (The Omen), Berryman is Detective Pluto (The Hills Have Eyes), Nina Kate is (Dr. Laurie Strodes (loosely based on Halloween) and Barbeau is Mrs. Carrie (Carrie).

Not only does the film promise to be a humorous, dark delight, the creators behind Hell’s Kitty has teamed with Hollywoodshorts Monthly Screenings and the TLC Chinese Theater to raise money for FixNation.org. Fix Nation provides a free, full-time spay/neuter service clinic with two full-time veterinarians capable of sterilizing as many as 100 cats per day. They also help find suitable forever homes for stray cats.

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Hell’s Kitty hits VOD March 13th & DVD March 27th via Wild Eye Releasing.