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Fan-Made 'Voorhees' Coming Soon (Chance to Win Screen Used Hockey Mask)

Fans of the Friday the 13th franchise is fully aware that Jason Voorhees doesn’t stay dead for long, but sadly he has been dead and buried since 2009 (unless you count the video game) due to lawsuits and other conflicts. Cody Faulk (Three Bodies One Grave), Chris Plaushin (Three Bodies One Grave) and Wet Paint Pictures have decided to resurrect one of the most notorious cinematic serial killers with their fan film Voorhees.

Voorhees stars Danielle Sandler (Zeke), Jeremy “Ogre” Amos (Bigfoot!), Eileen Sugameli (A Witch in Salem) and more. Unlike every other film to include Mr. Voorhees, the identity of the actor portraying him is being kept a secret this time.

Synopsis:

A crime has been committed…

Criminals have stolen a small fortune from a bank.  Instead of trying to outrun the police they plan to lay low in a remote location with a notorious past until the heat is off.   Their efforts to find sanctuary become complicated when they cross paths with a sinister force that has long been forgotten.

“Voorhees” is an independent horror fan film that brings a dark and sadistic vision to the iconic Friday the 13th franchise.  This film stays true to the horror that has thrilled fans for many decades while bringing our own unique story line.  

Our talented cast and crew have worked tirelessly to bring this story to life.  “Voorhees” promises old school horror, bloody practical effects, and a Grindhouse cinematic look and feel.

From the ‘Voorhees’ Indiegogo

Trailer:

Anybody catch the nod to Freddy vs Jason?

The folks behind Voorhees have launched an Indiegogo campaign to help finish funding the film (like other fan films, all money raised will be going to covering the costs of the film). This is where you will get a chance to win a screen used hockey mask signed by Voorhees and Cody Faulk. All you have to do is pledge $10 to be entered into the raffle.

No official release date has been set, but the Indiegogo Blu-ray perk says they are expected to ship in March of this year, but only time will tell.

For more information on the film, live videos from cast and crew, join the VOORHEES A F13 Fan Film Facebook group.

The Horror Community Takes on Bullying with 'Don't Be A Monster' Bullying Prevention Program

Cinematic monsters may terrify us for an hour or two on screen, but some children and adults have to deal with real monsters on a daily basis in the form of bullies, and that terror can last a lifetime. In the world of social media and other digital platforms, bullying has become an even bigger problem than ever before; it is easy to be a monster and pick on someone when you’re guarded by a screen and an anonymous profile. The horror community is taking a proactive approach to teaching kids to be kind through the bullying prevention program, Don’t Be A Monster.

Don’t Be A Monster is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded in Denver, Colorado in 2013 by haunt industry leaders looking to make a difference in their community.

The program may have started as a way to make a difference in one community, but it has spread across the nation. Through the fall season, they offer Halloween-themed bullying prevention presentations to schools all over the country with their mascot, Frank. Frank represents the quirks that make us all different and he has brought the message of kindness and understanding to more than 1,000 schools.

Their program is highly-effective with 98.14% of schools surveyed pot-presentation having found the material to be beneficial and memorable for their students.

To learn more about the program and its mission, check out the Don’t Be A Monster Facebook Page. If you would like to donate, get involved or book Frank and the Don’t Be A Monster team for your school, visit dontbeamonster.org. #BeKind

'Charles': A Fan Made Chucky Film Promises to be Scarier Than the Original

New year, new horror, but this time (thankfully) it’s not coming from a big Hollywood studio who is just in it for the money, it is coming from true genre fans that know and care about what other fans want. Tony Bizz Productionz has teamed with CINEMAGIC PICTURES to bring the genre a new, fan made Chucky film it deserves with Charles.

What is Charles about?

“Charles” is a whole new re-imagining of Chucky. The feature length movie follows Michael and Samantha who just moved into a new house. Little do they know, the Lakeshore Strangler Charles Lee Ray lived in the house before his death six months earlier. 

The couple finds a nostalgic Good Guy doll in their basement that wants something from them and will stop at nothing to get it. 

“Charles” looks to put Chucky on the map as one of the scariest horror icons again. The movie will be a horrific rollercoaster, with similar styles to “The Conjuring”, “Annabelle”, and “The Haunting of Hill House”.  

With an intense, suspenseful story, cinematic visuals,  authentic hand-made dolls, and a beautifully frightening music score, “Charles” will make Chucky scary again.

Synopsis quoted from film Indiegogo Campaign page

Funding for the film was more than met, and it appears as though horror fans may finally have a genuine reason to be excited for a new movie. If the production quality of the two available teaser trailers is any indication of how the entire film was shot, fans are in for a treat. The angles, lighting and general tone of the film exhibited in the trailers is fantastic, scary and horrifyingly artistic without being over-the-top. See for yourself.

You can find teaser trailer number two as well as other great videos on the Tony BizZ YouTube Channel.

As of right now, the estimated release date for Charles in February 2020.

“How is this legal and the studios aren’t beating down their doors with lawsuits”, you might be wondering. Charles is a non-profit film meaning that all of the money raised for the film goes directly back into it, nobody pockets money for it.

To stay up-to-date on Charles, be sure to like the CHARLES-Fan Film Facebook page and follow the film on Instagram via @charlesmovie.

Daeg Faerch: All Grown Up & Making Some Noise

Child actors, they’re cute, sometimes funny and in the horror industry, the creepiest presence on the screen, but sadly, many of these actors burn out before making a name as an adult in the entertainment industry. In 2007, Rob Zombie made the bold decision to create his own adaption of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween, and in his vision we got a glimpse into the tortured adolescent life of Michael Myers. Portraying the disturbed child version of Myers was a 12-year-old actor named Daeg Faerch. Faerch is known for his blonde hair, beautiful blue eyes and all around cherub appearance (which helped give his portrayal of young Myers more mystic); now 24-years-old, he is making waves of a new kind, sound waves.

The now all-grown-up Faerch is taking Instagram by storm with clips of his original, unique hip-hop sound. Now known as Great Daeg, his music can be found on popular streaming apps like Spotify and Apple music as well as his YouTube channel (here) . Faerch released his lastest video VLAD featuring Vokillz a week ago (watch below).

Show Daeg some love and show an artist that hard work and creativity are still very much appreciated. Check out his YouTube channel (linked above) and give him a follow on his social accounts:

Instagram: @greatdaeg

Facebook: Daeg Faerch

Twitter: @DaegIsGreat

Snapchat: squatchcallin

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.

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

Devil's Knight Poster Promo

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.