Monday, June 23, 2014

"Deadly Gamble" by Mario Cerrito


Mario Cerrito has been working on a film called "Deadly Gamble" a Horror/Thriller about a man who is a degenerate gambler who has nothing left, so he puts his loved ones on the line and borrows money from the mafia for one last run of luck.

Basically this film is based on addiction and I believe Mario is going to bring us an amazing film! I have been waiting patiently to see more about this film and I finally had a chance to talk to Mario about the film and watched the trailer; I am very excited to be able to be a big part of this film. I have known Mario for quite a while now and I have been waiting for a while to see him get a feature film made.

Currently Mario is in talks about getting the film distributed, right now I will keep the distribution company anonymous for the purposes of business.



Monday, June 16, 2014

REVIEWS OF "THE KILLING GAMES" and "FOUND."

“The Killing Games”.. Well, I am a big fan of all Indie Horror and I love what Independent Film represents; It is a way for those that have a dream to make a film can do so even with a low budget! “The Killing Games” started out with a pretty violent scene that would shock most people who watch and probably traumatize or cause someone to be triggered to something from their past! While I love off the wall death scenes and gruesome kills I still have my limitations at times.

Let’s start with what I believe needed some work, the writing of the film was a little sketchy with the dialogue being really bad. I won’t lie, my girlfriend and I stopped the film about 20 minutes in and had friends come over the next night to watch it again so we could get more opinions. The story was all over the place at first then it kind of started coming together. I would have LOVED to see more killing by the two killers (Dirty Jesus and Son of Satan).


The good parts of the film is that I felt that the filmmaker really put it all out there and really tried to put together a great horror shock flick; I honestly loved the two killer characters so much that I want to say make a film FOCUSED JUST ON THEM!!! THEY WERE GREAT!!! Barry J. Gillis, this is completely 100% not a knock on you or your ability to make films; I think this one was just not what I expected!

“Found.” Was to me a fucking awesome film! I am sorry it took me this long to do a review! If I was the brother of this maniac I would have ran for the fucking hills and never came back! The ending was perfect and I couldn’t stop watching it from the start because I had to know when that kid was going to get caught up being all up in his brothers business! 

Gruesome is not even close to the word I would use to describe this film! It was really out there and it was done with fucking pure awesomeness!!! This is definitely a film I want to screen at “A NIGHTMARE AFTER DARK INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL!!” in this year!! Kudos to the whole team!!


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

"SAVE YOURSELF" starring Jessica Cameron!

“SURVIVAL IS NOT AN OPTION” IN THE NEW FEMALE-DRIVEN
HORROR FILM ‘SAVE YOURSELF’ SHOOTING THIS SUMMER

Scream Queen Jessica Cameron Set to Star in Ryan M. Andrews’ Latest Horror Film

Following the success of his recent features, SICK, a festival favorite and Black Eve, currently
available on DVD, award-winning director Ryan M. Andrews is set to direct his originally
scripted Save Yourself this summer. Scream Queen Jessica Cameron will be starring in as well
as producing this sexy horror flick along with Producer Emma Sutherland. Overseeing the
project are executive producers Pino Halili and Allen Ormerod from multi-award winning studio
Post City Sound Inc.

The plotline for Save Yourself is as follows: En route to L.A., director Crystal Lacroix, along
with by-the-numbers producer Dawn Summerville, neurotic writer Lizzy Miller, and star sisters
Kim and Sasha Tobin, are riding high after a successful screening of their new horror film. But
when Crystal goes missing at a rest stop, their mood suddenly changes. The others, splitting up
to search for Crystal, spot an isolated farmhouse and enlist the help of its owners, quickly
discovering that appearances are not always what they seem. Life imitates art as all five ladies
find themselves pitted against a deranged couple hell-bent on using them for their mysterious
research. Who will survive and what will be the fate of their ultimate discovery?

Having worked together in the past, Andrews and Cameron have discussed collaborating on a
feature for years. Together they decided that Ryan’s script Save Yourself is the ideal choice.
Award winning actor Ry Barrett (Neverlost, Desperate Souls, Antisocial) will join the cast as
Save Yourself's intense villain. This will be the first time Andrews, Cameron and Barret have
collaborated since last year’s experimental short film Klymene.

Cameron’s latest film Truth or Dare has won more than two-dozen awards playing the festival
circuit. She is also known for such films as the Roger Corman produced Camel Spiders,
currently airing on the SyFy channel, and Steven C. Miller’s remake of Silent Night. Save
Yourself marks Cameron’s 5th movie in under a year in which she is starring as well as
producing.

Cameron was recently quoted as saying “This script is the sexiest and smartest female-driven
horror flick that I have had the pleasure to read and I cannot wait to bring it to life with Ryan”
Talking about the female-driven story Andrews says, “I love Jean-Luc Godard’s quote ‘all you
need for a movie is a gun and a girl.’ In the same way all you need for a horror is blood and a
girl - and we’ve got five girls. It’s definitely going to be fun and sexy, but most importantly the
women are not just one-dimensional. There is a lot of depth and development to their characters.
And as a die-hard horror fan, I know just how important this is. It can’t just be another pretty
face. There needs to be layers there for anyone to care when that face gets smashed.”

Filming begins later this year in Ontario, Canada. Expect more Save Yourself updates including
full cast details coming soon! Please “Like” Save Yourself’s Facebook fan page and follow them
on Twitter for more up-to-date information about this exciting new horror film!


Facebook.com/SaveYourselfMovie Twitter: @SaveYourselfMVE

Monster Magic Magazine!!!

Contact Information:
Troy Omen-founder and CEO



Official Press Release
Monster Magic Magazine
Monster Magic Magazine 1st official online edition is set for June 30, 2014. The October edition will be released both online and in print!

Monster Magic Magazine is a monthly magazine that captures the fun, exciting and sometimes creepy world of fantasy and horror.

The magazine will include upcoming events such as conventions, contests, haunted houses and much more! In addition, there are interviews and bios on the people who make all this possible.
Monster Magic Magazine gives an inside look at the work, preparation and art behind the scenes of the fantasy and horror industry.

This magazine will also create exposure for new Indy projects that otherwise may go unseen. The founder believes that everyone needs to have the chance to have their projects viewed and this is a great platform for people to discover new talent.

The founder believes this magazine will be successful because there are very few magazines on these subjects, none that cover this much material, and it has huge fan base!
The magazine will contain ad space pertaining to  businesses that deal in both fantasy and horror.



Monster Magic Magazine will feature special fx, films, books, and games that we all love and the people who create them!



Monster Magic is currently crowd funding on Indiegogo to fund their upcoming Comic Con Convention tour to interview the celebrities that participate and to begin distributing the magazine to the public! See more here

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

“DWELLING” OPENS ITS DOORS ON KICKSTARTER AND ANNOUNCES IT’S CAST!

“DWELLING” OPENS ITS DOORS ON KICKSTARTER AND ANNOUNCES IT’S CAST!

BEWILDERED MEDIA PRODUCTIONS LAUNCH THEIR CAMPAIGN, WITH SCREAM QUEEN ERIN MARIE HOGAN LEADING THE WAY!

BUFFALO, NY (May 30, 2014) – BeWILdered Media Productions, the independent film production company based in Buffalo, New York, announced their new campaign on Kickstarter for their supernatural thriller and opening their film to the horror community to help contribute towards the making of this independent feature.

Embarking on into “Dwelling” is Erin Marie Hogan, (Paranormal Entity, Axe man at Cutter's Creek, House of Manson) who has been named as their lead actress. She will be re-teaming with the lovely Devanny Pinn (Dead Sea, The Black Dahlia Haunting, Truth or Dare) as sisters Ellie and River respectively. With two scream queens strong, the film is also proud to be adding Mu-Shaka Benson, Bill Brown, Alexandra Merritt Matthews, Josie DiVincenzo and introducing young actress Abigail Mary.

Written and directed by Kyle Mecca, the story follows Ellie (Erin Marie Hogan), a young woman who deliberately buys a haunted house in attempt to make contact with the spirit world. Driven by a horrific experience in her past involving her sister, River (Devanny Pinn), Ellie releases a soul that is more malevolent and terrifying than she could ever imagine.

Starring Erin Marie Hogan, Mu-Shaka Benson and Devanny Pinn. Co-starring Abigail Mary, Bill Brown, Alexandra Merritt Mathews, and Josie DiVincenzo. Principal photography begins this July through August.
 
Follow the film for more updates on its official Facebook page at:

Link to the “Dwelling” Kickstarter Campaign:

About BeWILdered Media Productions


BeWILdered Media Productions LLC (BMP) is a registered and licensed business under New York State. Brandyn T. Williams (“A Grim Becoming” and “Scope of Practice”) is the founder and co-owner of the company along with Arlynn Knauff (“A Grim Becoming” and “Scope of Practice”). They are both graduates of SUNY Buffalo State. Williams has with B.A. in Media Production and Knauff with a dual B.A. in Theatre and Music.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hydrophobia at it's best in "The Drownsman" by Chad Archibald

If you're not terrified of the water yet you will be after watching Chad Archibald’s 

“The Drownsman”


SYNOPSIS:

After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, Madison begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. Crippled by her post trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world around her but, her fear intensifies when she begins to be haunted by the vision of an evil figure. After watching her struggle for over a year, Madison's four friends stage an intervention in a desperate attempt to help. In doing so, they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark history of the evil that haunts them, they’re dragged one by one to a horrifying place where they may never return.


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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bressack's "Squeal: Blood Harvest" The food chain isn't what it used to be!

LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2014) - The production team of upcoming horror feature, SQUEAL: Blood Harvest has officially announced that horror director James Cullen Bressack has officially signed on to direct the psychological horror thriller. “I’m very excited to be a part of this awesome project and to push the envelope to a place it hasn’t been yet.” said Bressack in response to inquiries about his involvement in the much anticipated release. Bressack is known within the indie horror film industry for his work on such films as 13/13/13, Hate Crime, and Blood Lake. He first exploded onto the scene at the age of 18 with the success of his first feature My Pure Joy and has been generating a considerable amount of buzz ever since. He has also been active in the production of a series of horror anthologies focused on showcasing other up and coming indie horror filmmakers.

Bressack's Twitter account has recently achieved 'verified' status, which is almost unheard of for an indie film director. His official Twitter page can be found here.  

SQUEAL: Blood Harvest follows the story of young Maggie Crane and her brother Jake as they attempt to unravel the mystery behind Jack’s recurrent nightmares of squealing pigs. After a move to their Uncle Ollie’s farm, Maggie and her camera further explore the dark and sinister foundation of her brother’s fears to the tune of chilling revelations.

The film is currently in preproduction and scheduled for a 2015 release through Dismal Productions in association with MOnsterworks66. The screenplay was written by Michael Hultquist (Arena, Victim) based on an original story concept created by Seth Metoyer (Cell Count, Deadly Punkettes, Ballerina Massacre) and story coordinator Shannon Hilson. Executive Producer Steve Boyle has recently joined the project, and casting is also in progress with Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, Children of Sorrow) set to play the lead role as Uncle Ollie.

More details will follow as additional details about the film are released. For more information, be sure to visit the following links:

SQUEAL: Blood Harvest IMDB Page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2884582



Friday, April 25, 2014

THE FEAR PROJECT! - A HORROR ANTHOLOGY THAT WILL SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF PEOPLE ONE TELEVISION AT A TIME!

Charlie Hintz from Mental Shed Studios
Synopsis:
After their friend becomes the latest victim in a chain of throat slashing murders, two young men go to the scene of the crime to investigate. While there, they discover a room lined wall-to-wall with old television sets and a plethora of terrifying videos, each containing a piece of the puzzle. What they ultimately discover will change their lives forever.

TOM H’s THOUGHTS:

I have read up on “The Fear Project” and I have read on their facebook page that this is going to be inspired by the V/H/S films however in this anthology about half of the Anthology will have psychological aspects and the other half will have monsters! A lot of people seem to have issues with found footage films due to them being mainly based on the Paranormal. I am one of those people, but when I have the chance to see something different I will always check it out! Love the trailer and I am a huge fan of having different films being created by filmmakers all over the world! I am definitely going to follow this film!!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Randy Fabert's "AUTUMN MOON" OPENING SCENE!!!!


The official opening scene is out! This one is fucking amazing and you will love it! Randy Fabert has started a kickstarter campaign and I really hope that everyone will jump in and help by donating and sharing the campaign! As you will hear in the pitch video prior to the opening scene; The cast is going to be one that you will not want to miss!!! Please click on the Kickstarter button once you watch the video!!
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tom H. talks- PRE-REVIEW OF "The Killing Games" Directed by Barry J. Gillis

TYPHOON FILMS TO RELEASE THE KILLING GAMES APRIL 22nd.


(Edmonton) April 14th, 2014 Typhoon Films has announced that THE KILLING GAMES will be released worldwide on Apple Itunes, Google Play and other outlets on April 22nd, 2014. The feature film had its Worldwide Premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival, and it’s U.S. Premiere in San Francisco at Another Hole In The Head Film Festival. Its last stop on the circuit was at Shock Stock Horror Convention in London, Ontario this past weekend.

THE KILLING GAMES ran into its first hurdle when the Edmonton International Film Festival Chairman told Director Barry J. Gillis that the movie was too violent for their film festival. Gillis battled with the film festival to screen the movie, but to no avail. It was a bitter pill to swallow, and Gillis went public with his displeasure, which in turn led one of the festival organizers to tip off other festivals in a private film festival Facebook group to blacklist Gillis and his movie.

Despite the backlash from various festival organizers, Bruce Fletcher programmer with the Calgary International Film Festival requested a screener, and loved the movie so much, that the movie had a very successful debut in Calgary in front of a wild group of genre fans who thoroughly enjoyed the movie. THE KILLING GAMES has since put crowds into frenzy wherever it has screened.

THE KILLING GAMES opens with a scene where a teenage girl Elysia (Yunona Anders) accidentally witnesses a sadistic killing by sociopathic serial killers Son of Satan, (Edwin Autridge) and Dirty Jesus (John Scott), who, once they finish their work, spot the girl and give chase. Meanwhile, Elysia's dad, the
world-weary Birdman (Kelly A.H. Bird) is at home caring for his invalid wife. When Elysia don’t come home at the usual time, Birdman begins to worry about the whereabouts of his daughter.

Not far away is a roving gang of criminals headed by Alex (Alex Sharpe), with their fingers in all sorts of vague illegal pies, including drug dealing and armed robbery. But after a growly-voiced henchman (Toby S. Krekoski) botches a stick-up job that results in multiple murders, Alex suggests they head off to see an old friend he hasn't seen in years, to lay low for a while. Soon an ill-fated confrontation leads to a bloody and most unforgettable climax.


THE KILLING GAMES also features Kim Sonderholm, (CRAIG, LITTLE BIG BOY, THE HORROR VAULT) who stars as the Big Boss in the movie. Sonderholm is also set to star in the horror movie HOUSE OF MANY SORROWS which starts filming August 18th, 2014, in Alberta, Canada. HOUSE OF MANY SORROWS will be Directed by Barry J. Gillis, and will star a big name known to all horror fans. More announcements concerning HOUSE OF MANY SORROWS will be made in the future.


TOM H'S THOUGHTS:
I just watched the trailer for “The Killing Games” Directed by Barry J. Gillis! It says it is the film that is terrifying and emotionally disturbing that can cause never ending nightmares! I have to see it! I really was excited about the trailer after watching it and I feel THIS MAY BE THAT FILM! Honestly though people; I don’t get scared or disturbed easy so if this film delivers even half of what it says then I call it a fucking legendary film! These guys kicked ass on the trailer and everything I have read on the film so far is really good!


I know I sound like I am mocking the film; I’ m not! I actually think it’s cool that they are bold enough to put it out there and truly believe in their film! I will get to do a review for the film in the next week or so and this is a really fucking crazy exciting time for me! I accept the challenge and I promise that if this film delivers the terror and disturbance it says; This guy will be one very happy person!



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