Check it out horror fans!! I just received a press release from the lovely Jessica Cameron. Make sure you read all the goods below…then…prepare yourself for one crazy, bloody, sexy trailer. (lol)
MANIA TEASER TRAILER RELEASED
Jessica Cameron Unleashes the First Footage of MANIA
Director/Scream Queen Jessica Cameron has shared the first bit of footage from her sophomore directorial vehicle, titled MANIA . The teaser trailer can be viewed at the link below:
The plot of the film revolves around two lesbian lovers who flee their home and travel cross country after a brutal murder. The movie stars Ellie Church ( Time to Kill, Headless) in the lead role of Mel.
Mania is scheduled to start the festival circuit later this year. Fans are encouraged to ask for it at their favorite festival.
MANIA was one of three features that were filmed simultaneously while traveling across the United States in an RV. Desolation was the other narrative feature, which is a modern hitch hiker tale in which Cameron stars along side Carlo Mendez (The Bay, The Second Coming of Christ). Kill the PA will be the feature length documentary that chronicles the making of both movies, giving the fans an eye opening, honest look into how indie films are made.
Cameron launched her directing career with the multiaward winning film Truth or Dare which went on to win 33 awards across the globe at various film festivals including the Twin Cities Film Festival, Frightfest London, and Monster Fest in Australia, amongst others. She reteamed with Truth or Dare cohorts Mem Ferda ( The Devil’s Double, Hyena ) and Jonathan Scott Higgins ( Utero ). Ferda produced, with Higgins and Cameron executive producing from a script by Higgins
Here is what Cameron had to say about the teaser:
“ I’m so excited to share this fun little tease from my feature MANIA. This is one of the sexiest films that I have seen in long time, and I know fans are going to love it as much as I do. This film is as naughty as Truth Or Dare is dirty. ”
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Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
HERE IT IS FOLKS!! The screening giveaway for POLTERGEIST!! I have screening codes for the following cities – HOUSTON and SAN ANTONIO. You better download these suckers…they will surely go fast!!
THE HARVEST stars Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon, Natasha Calis and Charlie Tahan.
In his first film in nearly 15 years, the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the depravity that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone. But less based in reality, The Harvest is closer to a fairy tale from Grimm’s darkest corners. Maryann (an impressive Natasha Calis) moves in with her grandparents after she’s orphaned. Desperately lonely, the preteen sets out to befriend a neighboring deathly ill, bed-ridden boy (Charlie Tahan), despite the outright disapproval of his mother (Samantha Morton)…
And that’s all I’m going to let you read! BYAHAHAHAHAHA!! No more synopsis for YOU!! In fact – don’t even watch the trailer – go in blind into this like I did. (lol) Not going to lie – as soon as I saw Michael Shannon – I was sold. (lol)
I dug the movie. I really did. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions. There were so many times I wanted to reach through the TV and slap some people. (lol) Now…this Samantha Morton. She’s new to me. But HOLY CRAP BALLS!! She was pretty damn awesome. I would love to know where she went ‘mentally’ to prepare for some of these scenes. WHOA. If she reads this – HIGH 5 GIRL! (lol) I thought Michael Shannon did a solid job – – – just a little weird seeing him in this type of role. I’m just used to seeing him kick ass. (lol) I thought Natasha Calis (THE POSSESSION) and Charlie Tahan (CHARLIE ST. CLOUD) did great together. I look forward to see what else these kids do. FINALLY…I gotta mention someone else in this movie. Mr Easy Rider himself – PETER FONDA!! I loved his little one liners. (lol) Watch the movie and you’ll see what I’m talking about. (lol) So…not only did THE HARVEST have a solid cast – – – the movie’s intense. There were a lot of times of I was talking to the TV… “RUN!” “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” “WTFFFF?!?!?” I’m telling ya – I was getting flashbacks from the days I first watched MISERY! (lol)
No complaints from me folks. Like I said before – I dug the movie.
I give THE HARVEST… 4 out of 5 popcorns! If you get the chance to watch – do it – it’s a good flick.
Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier. After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired the thriller that was developed and conceived by visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Directed by Levan Gabriadze, Unfriended is written by Nelson Greaves and produced by Bekmambetov and Greaves, as well as Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions (Ouija and Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series).
PUSH PLAYYYYYYY…if you dareeeee!!
#UNFRIENDED in theaters April 17, 2015
In 1999, it was The Blair Witch Project. In 2009, it was Paranormal Activity. In 2015, a new film will revolutionize horror. Universal Pictures presents Unfriended.
Directed by Levan Gabriadze and written by Nelson Greaves, Unfriended follows a group of high school teenagers haunted by the spirit of their dead friend on the one-year anniversary of her tragic suicide. The movie is set as one long, terrifying Skype chat in which a group of teens are terrorized by the spirit of their former friend, who committed suicide after an embarrassing video of her was posted online. At first they think it’s a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends’ darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing something or someone that wants them dead.
I had the opportunity to interview Greaves about the origins of Unfriended and how the initial story came together.
As the writer, it was a challenge to come up with material that was compelling enough without having to resort to multiple locations. “I approached this as I was writing a play… and the sort of the same logic questions and challenges that come up were going to be things we were going to be tackling,” Greves said. “At the same time, we also see the benefits of the play. You don’t think about anything else. It’s just the characters. It’s just the world. If you can convince people to buy into that then you can have something that’s much more dramatic than throwing chainsaws…”
Each actor was assigned their own room in the house where the movie was shot and spent long days going through the entire script in one take. The technical crew designed a system where the actors could all see and hear each other, as well as hear direction from the directors. The filming process was far from typical. The entire movie was shot on GoPro cameras to make it look like an actual video chat. “I thinking liberating is the best way to describe (the filming process). We are actors that come from improv backgrounds. I’ve worked in TV and film and you’re really not allowed to do that a lot of the time,” Courtney Halverson stated.
Overall, Unfriended is a horror film very of its time. It premiers in theaters April 17.
“We weren’t setting out to tell a digital horror story. We weren’t setting out to tell a story about digital relationships. We set out a story about the way people live now,” Greaves said.
Wasup movie and ZOMBIE fans!! A few weeks ago this short film called SUPER ZERO was sent to me and I was asked very nicely if I could make the time to watch it and leave my thoughts on the sci-fi/geek/zombie flick.
So I watched it. What did I think?
I liked it. Go nerds! So make the time like I did and watch it – it’s only like 15 minutes.
But I do have one complaint MR. DIRECTOR….WHAT HAPPENS NOW?! (lol) Ya left me wanting more. (lol)
For a comic book-loving, hashtag-hating gamer, the rise of the undead isn’t actually the biggest of his worries. See what happens when you harness the power of your own awesomeness in this mash up of sci fi zombie superhero fun .
Starring Umberto Celisano Giselle Gilbert Al Bernstein Tyler White and with a cameo by Bobak Ferdowsi.
Check it out movie fans! I just received the press release for the upcoming HOLIDAY horror/slasher flick…ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE.
Ya know. I really like that title. (lol) I really do. I just watched the trailer and…OH YEAHHHHH. I see a lot of blood and gore. I see hot chicks…and I see sex. A perfect formula for a horror flick! While watching it – it took me back to my childhood. (lol) It really did – – back to 1984’s SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT. What a classic flick!
By the looks of it – ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE is in post-production in Los Angeles. Watch the trailer! I’m definitely keeping this one on my radar.
Holiday Horror 2015 “All Through The House”
Los Angeles, CA, 3/2/15 – The Readmond Company has teamed up with Director/Writer Todd Nunes to bring you a terrorizing, blood-soaked Christmas slasher. ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE stars scream queens Ashley Mary Nunes (SYFY’S ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE), Jessica Cameron (TRUTH OR DARE), and Jennifer Wenger (JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE). The film’s gory special effects were created by Tommy Pietch of SYFY’S FACE OFF and STAR TREK: RENEGADES.
ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE is an 80s-style slasher film featuring a deranged Santa Slayer who rips through the town of Napa for some yuletide-terror.
Fifteen years ago, a peaceful Christmas neighborhood was engulfed by fear when five-year-old Jamie Garrett was mysteriously taken from her bedroom never to be seen again. Now on Christmas break, Rachel Kimmel comes home from college to find her neighborhood struck again by a reign of terror. A violent killer is hiding behind a grisly Santa mask, leaving a bloody trail of slaughtered women and castrated men to the steps of the Garrett house. Rachel finds herself in a horrifying nightmare as she discovers the twisted secret behind the mask.
“This slasher has been brewing in my mind since I was a kid,” says Director/Writer Todd Nunes. “It’s not a rehash of popular Christmas horror movie subplots, like punishing the naughty, Santa obsessed psychos, or death by antlers. This is a dark, scary, violent story that delivers on a big bloody body count, beautiful girls, and lots of terrifying action. It’s everything I love to see in a horror movie – every murder is shown on screen and the anti-hero is a killer with a diabolical, sadistic mystery.”
“Although I loved my character because she is strong and complex, I’m really drawn to the twisted and crazy characters she meets in this movie,” says actress Ashley Mary Nunes (as Rachel Kimmell). “The Killer in ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE is disturbing, gross and really unique – I’m fascinated by the depraved impulses. I know that everyone is going to love all the gore and violence, but there is also a twisted mystery that ties it all together like a big Christmas bow.”
ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE was shot in 21 days in the summer of 2014 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Lake Arrowhead, CA. The 95 minute film is currently in post-production. Director/Writer Todd Nunes graduated with honors from The Los Angeles Film School and studied screenwriting at UCLA’s Writers’ Program. This is the first film by Santa Monica-based The Readmond Company.
FULL CAST: Ashley Mary Nunes (ROBOT COMBAT LEAGUE), Jessica Cameron (TRUTH OR DARE), Melynda Kiring (THE FOG LADY), Jennifer Wenger (JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE), Natalie Montera, Lito Velasco, Jason Rayer, Johanna Rae (NATURAL BORN FILMMAKERS), Cathy Garrett, Matt Poeschl (ENTOURAGE), Danica Riner, Kelsey Carlstedt, Lyndon Laveaux, Justice Lee, Sarah Miller, Milijana Riner, Noah Boylen, John Nunes, and Sky Boylen.
Wanna see more about the crazy Santa slasher – check out www.allthroughthehousemovie.com.
(SPOILERS) I checked out another movie…
Fans of claustrophobic, single location thrillers such as Cube, Saw and Buried are in for a real treat this month when Stephen Manuel’s multi award winning IRON DOORS is released on DVD and VOD in UK by Warwick Films with a street date of January 19th 2015.
As you can see – IRON DOORS had a UK release back in January. I know, I know…I’m late. HEY. I’ve got a 6 month old now. (lol) Here’s a little more on the movie…
Iron Doors premiered at Berlin Film Festival where it was snapped up by Jinga Films for worldwide sales. It went on to win Best Film at Haapsalu Film Festival, Best Actor for Axel Wedekind at Fantasporto and Best Cinematography at the European Independent Film Festival.
As you can see – it’s won some stuff!! (lol) OK. What’s the movie about?
Locked in a vault, a young investment banker faces a slow death from starvation. Who kidnapped him and why? How can he escape the concrete walls and massive iron door that confine him? His journey of self discovery has only just began and his fight for survival will teach him values in life he previously thought impossible.
Now…my thoughts on IRON DOORS?!
I liked the whole SAW feel it had. It really reminded me of that…but without all the blood and gore. The drinking of the piss – loved it! (lol) Film maker Stephen Manuel kept it real there. (lol) Watch the movie folks – it all makes perfect sense. I soooo be doing that if I were ever put in that situation. (lol) IRON DOORS definitely played with my emotions. Axel Wedekind who plays the main dude. Does a good job. In the beginning of the movie – I thought he was a douche. Quite annoying. But as the movie went on…I started feeling for the dude. I actually started feeling bad for him. (lol) His situation is just fucked up!!
Not a happy camper about the subtitles. I mean – 47 minutes into the movie – – then subtitles appear. I just wish we could have gotten them earlier. Watch the movie and you’ll see what I’m talking about. (lol) Another thing that semi-bummed me out was – the “WHY?” Maybe a little hint. (lol)
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I give IRON DOORS… 3 out of 5 popcorns. Overall I liked it. Makes ya think…at least for me. There is some other ‘stuff’ that happens in the movie (not going to say, don’t wanna give away) which makes ya think, “Yeah. Stephen is keeping it real.” (lol) The ending. Thumbs Up dude. Thumbs up.
#EvilWillRise folks! The lovely Olivia Wilde and AMERICAN HORROR STORY’S Evan Peter’s has a new horror movie hitting theaters February 27th!
From masters of horror Blumhouse Productions—producer of THE PURGE, INSIDIOUS and SINISTER franchises —THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde), who’ve achieved the unimaginable—bringing the dead back to life.
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I’ve got passes available for the following cities.
25-Feb 7:30PM – Chicago – Regal City North 14
25-Feb 7:30PM – Miami – Cobb Dolphin 19
25-Feb 7:30PM – El Paso – Cinemark West
25-Feb 7:30PM – New York – AMC Empire 25
25-Feb 7:30PM – Los Angeles – Krikorian Pico Rivera Village Walk 15
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To enter THE LAZARUS screening contest – – do the following!
Send me your FIRST & LAST NAME and YOUR CITY (above) to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line please use: YOUR CITY/THE LAZARUS EFFECT
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THIS PROMOTION WILL END ON 2/23 at 10AM/Central. No one will be admitted late. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. We may refuse, revoke or limit admission in our sole discretion at any time. Only a single entry per person. No purchase necessary. Only those over age 18 are eligible to participate and win. Only U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Entry does not guarantee movie passes. Please all rules on tickets.
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CUT!, a twisted, psychological thriller, which won BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST LEADING ACTOR, and the AWARD of MERIT for AUDIO at the 2014 Independent Film and Television Festival was named by Movie Rankings as one of the TOP 5 HORROR MOVIES of 2014. The film stars David Banks, Dahlia Salem, Sam Scarber, Allen Maldonado and Suze Lanier-Bramlett. It was directed by David Rountree.
I watched another movie folks…a HORROR movie…my favorite. It was called CUT and it’s from Psycho Rock Productions and opens in theaters today on Friday the 13th in Los Angeles. It’s playing from 2/13-2/19 at the Arena Cinema Hollywood and if you don’t live in LA – like myself. It will be available on DVD and VOD on February 24th. So. Lets talk CUT.
In CUT!, the apparent is never the truth as an ex-con and aspirant filmmaker set out to manufacture a film by scaring people for real; however, when it goes too far and someone actually dies, the pair decide that killing for real on film is the only way to make a truly terrifying movie.
My thoughts on CUT?!
I really liked it. I liked how it started with the credits playing…to the way it was shot. It felt to me…very American Horror Story/True Blood. All the prostitutes. (lol) They were all hot. I’m glad they weren’t all cracked out. (lol) They were good on the eyes.
Now…Lane. That dude was a total douche bag! David Banks plays him and man…he did a pretty good job. Soooo many times I wanted to reach through the TV and slap Lane. The dude’s a total dick in the movie and…I liked it. (lol) I mean…for me – I found myself wanting to punch him…but then…he was funny at times then at the end of the movie – – you almost feel kind of bad for him. (lol) Weird. I know. I just like movie’s that can play with my emotions. (lol)
I thought it was cool seeing Suze Lanier-Bramlett in CUT. She’s old school horror – THE HILLS HAVE EYES and THE HILLS HAVE EYES PART II. Classic movies. Gabrielle Stone makes an appearance – not only is she hot but she’s the daughter of Dee Wallace (Stone). Remember her? E.T., CUJO, THE HOWLING, CRITTERS and a ton more!! Yeah. Gabrielle comes from good stock! 😉
The movie itself is really good. I really liked the story – – – if you like thriller, slasher, twisted movies – you should check out CUT. Just when I thought I had it figured out…BAM! A twist. It’s dope.
I really don’t have any complaints…well…except one. MORE. BLOOD!! (lol) With a name like CUT…I thought there would be more blood – but after watching it – it all makes sense. (lol)
I give CUT... 4 1/2 out of 5 popcorns.
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