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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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Deadly Legacy: Re-opening the 4-Decade-Old Gacy Murder Case

Serial Killers have been the fascination of many people around the world, inspiring countless cinematic characters that haunt our nightmares and in a way have become pop culture icons. One of America’s most notorious serial killers may have committed his crimes four decades ago, but there is still work to be done in the case of John Wayne Gacy.

The bustling city of Chicago is no stranger to crime, but from January 3, 1972 to December 11, 1978 it experienced one of its most terrifying, gruesome crimes it would ever be home to. Father of two and part time clown, John Wayne Gacy  murdered 33 young men (25 of them have been positively identified) in a span of just six years. After the discovery of his crimes and his arrest on December 21, 1978, he would be labeled the Killer Clown. 

Gacy would be found guilty of 1 count of sodomy, 33 counts of murder, 1 count of sexual assault and 1 count of indecent liberties with a child on March 12, 1980. The following day on March 13, 1980 he would be sentenced to 21 consecutive life sentences and death. 

He was put to death by means of lethal injection at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois on May 10, 1994 at the age of 52.

Now, 40 years after the grizzly discovery, the case will be re-opened in an attempt to put a face and a name to the 8 unidentified victims. The case was originally re-energized in 2011 when the Cook County Police Department decided to reopen the case in the hopes that new DNA technology would help identify the 8 remaining victims. 

A new three-part series titled Deadly Legacy will follow Detective Sergeant Jason Moran, a one-man cold case unit out of Cook County, Illinois, as he revisits the case. 

In the series, Detective Sergeant Moran will look at missing persons cases from the area and time frame of the Gacy murders as well as revisit old evidence and interview family and friends of the missing young men as well as investigators that were originally tasked with the investigation. 

Will the eight John Does be identified, find out when Deadly Legacy premiers Sundays beginning December 9th at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.

 

Poster, Casting & Campaign for ‘Devil’s Knight: Volumes of Blood 3’

Blood Moon Pictures has seen great success in the indie horror community with the previous two installments of their Volumes of Blood horror anthology series, and are gearing up for the final installment of the blood soaked trilogy, Devil’s Knight: Volumes of Blood 3. P.J. Starks (Blood Moon Pictures) has launched a campaign via INDIEGOGO to help with the funding of Devil’s Knight; there has also been casting announcements and a poster reveal (created by artist artist Michael Broom (The Walking Dead, American Horror Story)) that is exclusive to only the backers of the campaign.

The Cast

Christopher Bower (The Dooms Chapel Horror), Katie Stewart (The Wicked One), David McMahon (American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon), Sonya Delormier (Angel), Ryan Matthew Ziegler (Butcher the Bakers), Harper Dawahare (The Rave), Patrick Keegan Taft (Under the Surface), Lucy Turner (The Caretakers), Todd Reynolds (Volumes of Blood), Tiffany Arnold (The Sleeper), Daniel Alan Kiely (Bong of the Living Dead), Roni Jonah (The Hornet’s Disciple and The Scars She Left), Jason Crowe (The Bad Man), Tyler Riley (Scream for Summer), Julie Anne Prescott (Kill Dolly Kill: Dolly Deadly 2, Clownado) Olivia Jacobs and many more. The production is still in the process of finding and securing directors and funding.

The Poster

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As previously mentioned, the poster for Devil’s Knight: Volumes of Blood 3 was designed by artist Michael Broom, known for his work with The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. The only way to secure one of these incredible posters for yourself is to donate to the campaign ($5 and up).

The Campaign

The funding goal via this campaign is $15,000 (already 12% funded with a total of $1,845). Like all other crowdfunding campaigns there are perks available for each donation tier (tiers range from $5 to $1,000). Perk tiers include the poster seen above, a Blu-ray copy of the film, various swag items, social media thank yous and even producer credits. There are still two months left in this campaign; if you are interested in helping an amazing group of indie filmmakers complete a fantastic horror trilogy, you can donate HERE.

For more information on Blood Moon Pictures and the Volumes of Blood trilogy, like the Volumes of Blood Facebook page and follow @VolumesofBlood on twitter.

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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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.

Trailer:

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.