Bill Moseley Joins ‘American Exorcist’

From the minds behind the 2013 horror flick Alpha Girls comes American Exorcist; the tale of a haunted highrise and an exorcism on Christmas Eve.

 

American Exorcist stars Falon Joslyn (Alpha Girls, Scrapple TV) as Georgette Dubois, a skeptical scientist from a family of mystics. The cynical young Georgette is horrified once confronted with the reality of the supernatural.  She risks life and limb to escape her ghoulish prison, stranded on the 11th floor of the American Building.

 

The production team is excited to announce the addition of longtime horror legend, Bill Moseley. Bill has starred in Devil’s Rejects, House of A 1000 Corpses, and Army of Darkness. Bill is best known for playing wild lunatics with a streak of murderous rage. American Exorcist will see Bill Moseley tapping into his “sweeter” side.  read more

Indiegogo Campaign Launched for ‘Within Madness’

Within Madness is the story of Donovan Summers (Matt Story), a fitness and gym instructor who is living a modest life in the suburbs of his community. Through his video diaries, Donovan tells his life story and gives a first hand account of his love for one of his clients, Brandy (Kaci Champion). As the diaries continue, Donovan becomes more obsessed with her. As his obsessions grow, Donovan starts a downward spiral into his own personal hell leaving him to face the madness within and the monster he has become.   read more

The Sixth Gun: Days of the Dead #5 preview

Oni Press has provided us a preview of the new The Sixth Gun: Days of the Dead comic.

The god of death walks the earth! Roberto and Jesup must work together to survive Yum-Kimil’s minions, save Abigail, and send the death-that-walks back to the underworld. Before this story ends, the secrets of Jesup’s hatred of Drake Sinclair will be revealed!

32 pages
$3.99
February 4

Written by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt
Art by Mike Norton and Bill Crabtree

 

 

 

 

Possessions Vol. #4 preview

Oni Press has provided us a preview of the new Possessions comic.

Gurgazon the Unclean has escaped the feeble confines of the Llewellyn-Vane House. Now she towers over the city, reigning destruction over all! And with the help of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, there’s no stopping her from bringing on the end of the world! Except, of course, for all the ghouls, ghosts, vapors, poltergeists, and ectoplasmic entities within the city limits. Do they stand a chance against Gurgazon the Pit Demon? Can the Apocalypse be stopped when it’s only just begun? read more

IFC Midnight Picks up ‘Reversal’

IFC Midnight has picked up J.M. Cravioto’s ‘Reversal’. The film, staring Tina Ivlev and Richard Tyson, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is about a woman who takes revenge on her abductor. Produced by Daniel Posada and Rodolfo Marquez from Dark Factory Entertainment, along with AG Studio’s Alex Garcia. Rock Shaink Jr. and Keith Kjornes wrote the screenplay. J.M. Cravioto is also working with Dark Factory on his next film ‘100 Cries of Horror’.

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Obscure Horror Cinema: Deadline

The supposed connection between horror films and human behavior has long been an albatross around the neck of the genre. The notion that the violence, sadism, and terror that informs some horror movies and novels will inspire real life crimes and corrupt minds has been debunked countless times over the last 100 years and still society uses horror as its scapegoat. Unable to admit to the imp of the perverse that informs the human psyche, people project their own repulsion towards and attraction to darker impulses onto art, both inspiring and condemning transgressive expression, of which horror is the most ubiquitous.  And yet the horror genre hasn’t exactly helped its own case with films and novels about deranged artists who use their indulgence in the macabre to justify their own evil actions. The Dark Half, In the Mouth of Madness, Color Me Blood Red, and A Bucket of Blood are only a few examples of horror’s masochistic impulse to explore the psychology of the artist/writer who steps across the line between fantasy and reality.  An interesting spin on this theme is the 1984 film Deadline. Deadline is the story of Steven Lessey, a horror novelist and screenwriter, whose works have become immensely popular and profitable. Though he is quite affluent, not all is well in his life. His wife is unfaithful and a drug addict, his kids are neglected, and his work demands are driving him crazy, literally. As he struggles with writer’s block, he imagines possible scenarios, each one more disgusting and morally questionable than the next: nuns killing a priest and eating his heart at communion, suicidal fetuses that destroy their mothers from inside, a Nazi using a punk band to play the infamous “brown note” and kill listeners, and two kids tying their grandmother to a bed and setting her on fire with gasoline. Clearly, the film is satirizing the effect of horror on culture but there are a few moments where Deadline does question how far is too far when it comes to the media’s influence on children, specifically when Lessey’s kids see one of his movies and decide to stage a hanging. Is it the film’s fault? Is it the fault of two selfish and absent parents? Lessey is not a likeable character by any means and his descent into delusion is not caused by the genre he works in but it does seem to enable his bad choices. Director Mario Azzopardi does an amazing job of bringing Lessey’s sick imagination to life but also brings a world weary credibility to the scenes of real life horror that has become Lessey’s family and professional lives. One of the most brilliant scenes in Deadline is when Lessey speaks at a college and he is attacked by students, calling him a socially irresponsible degenerate that profits off of misery. Ironically, Lessey can defend his artistic choices but can’t defend the personal choices he makes that directly affect the lives of those around him.  Deadline is a fascinating deconstruction and exploration of the horror genre (much better than the overrated Scream or The Cabin in the Woods) and deserves much more attention and adulation: read more

‘Vampire’s Kiss / High Spirits’ Double Feature Coming To Blu-ray On February 10th

COMING TO BLU-RAY ON FEBRUARY 10TH

Starring:

Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Peter O’Toole, Daryl Hannah, Liam Neeson

Movies:

Vampire’s Kiss

An uptight New York literary agent thinks he’s a vampire after encounters with a neck-biter in black.

 

High Spirits

Ghosts of a bride and groom seduce a U.S. tourist and his wife in an Irishman’s haunted castle.

 

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‘Blood And Black Lace’ Limited Edition Steelbook Coming On April 14th

STEELBOOK COMING ON APRIL 14TH

Starring:

Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner

Synopsis:

The Cristiana Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models… and backstabbing… and blackmail… and drug deals… and now MURDER. Having established a template for the giallo with The Girl Who Knew Too Much, Mario Bava set about cementing its rules with Blood and Black Lace. In doing so he created one of the most influential films ever made – an Italian classic that would spearhead the giallo genre, provide a prototype for the slasher movie, and have a huge effect on filmmakers as diverse as Dario Argento and Martin Scorsese. Newly restored from the original camera negative and presented here in its original, uncut Italian form, this dual-format release allows fans to see Blood and Black Lace afresh and offers newcomers the ideal introduction to a major piece of cult filmmaking. Bonus materials include: New 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Optional Italian and English soundtracks presented in original uncompressed mono PCM audio Newly translated subtitles for the Italian audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English audio Brand new audio commentary by Mario Bava’s biographer Tim Lucas Gender and Giallo – a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the giallo’s relationship with the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s An appreciation by Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani, the creative duo behind Amer and The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears Yellow – a neo-giallo by Ryan Hansom & Jon Britt The Sinister Image: Cameron Mitchell – an episode of David Del Valle’s television series, devoted to the star of Blood and Black Lace and presented in full The alternative US opening titles, sourced from Joe Dante’s private print and scanned in 2K especially for this release Original theatrical trailer, with optional English and Italian audio Original theatrical trailer, with optional English and Italian audio Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Howard Hughes, author of Cinema Italiano, and an interview with Joe Dante, illustrated with archive stills and posters read more

1978’s ‘Long Weekend’ Coming To Blu-ray On April 14th

COMING TO BLU-RAY ON APRIL 14TH

Starring:

John Hargreaves, Briony Behets

Synopsis:

Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter (John Hargreaves, The Odd And Angry Shot) and Marcia (Briony Behets) set out on a camping trip to a deserted stretch of the Australian coastline hoping a long weekend in the sunshine will help them patch their differences. They are a careless couple, littering the countryside with garbage, shooting guns and even driving away after wounding a kangaroo with their automobile. Their callous disregard for the environment soon becomes apparent when the animals start to seek vengeance. Marcia and Peter have proven themselves to be destroyers of nature. Will the animals allow them to leave or will they too be destroyed? read more

‘5 Movie Dracula Collection’ Coming To DVD On February 10th

COMING TO DVD ON FEBRUARY 10TH

Starring:

Christopher Lee

Movies:

The Satanic Rites Of Dracula

The 700-year-old count is dead and living in London with his vampire bride; Van Helsing gets him.

 

Avia Vampire Hunter

Avia Richards wages a one-woman war against the vampires and demons that lie hidden amongst us, waiting to prey on the innocent. Armed only with a Samurai sword, Avia hunts them down, putting her own life on the line in a do or die battle. But it may be her personal demons that do her in.

 

Daughter Of Darkness

An American’s search for her father in Romania leads to a glassblower, bad dreams and vampires. read more