Friday, January 16, 2015

Review: "The Other Side" - ZOMBIE FILM WITH A KICK ASS IDENTITY!

ZOMBIE FLICK “THE OTHER SIDE” CHANGES THE GENRE!!!



I was sent this awesome Zombie Film a little while back and I finally had a chance to watch it! “The Other Side” was pretty fucking awesome once you get into it; it took a few minutes to figure out exactly what is going on, literally only a few minutes and then the action starts and don’t stop until the end credits! Chris Niespodzianski and Ray Mongelli do an amazing job putting together a zombie film that has its identity!!

The twist at the end was worth it; I really did not see it coming and it created a dynamic that I wasn’t expecting as well as set up for maybe a sequel. The only negative that I could find with this film was the fact that we were not really informed of how it all come about. While I don’t care so much about that, I do know other people who do care about that and it could be the only thing hold this film back.


I have reviewed a lot of films in the last few years and this one has made my list of top films so far that I have reviewed all time! When I do that list I will make sure to mention this film! I also handed out all of the cards that was sent to me and told everyone about this film!! I hope to bring this film a following it so greatly deserves!



Friday, January 2, 2015

TOM H: FILMS I WANT TO SEE IN 2015!!!

THIS IS A LIST OF FILMS I WANT TO WATCH IN 2015! I AM SURE THERE ARE A TON MORE!!


1. TRUTH OR DARE BY JESSICA CAMERON
2. CIRCUS OF THE DEAD BY BILLY PON
3. HOUSE OF MANSON by Brandon Slagle
4. Deadly Gamble By Mario Cerrito
5. Silent Retreat by Ace Jordan
6. One Night of Fear by Brian Troxell
7. State of Desolation by Jim Towns
8. 10 Seconds to Run by Jake Jalbert
9. Mania by Jessica Cameron

10.  ABC’s OF DEATH 2

Monday, December 29, 2014

Tom H's Top Ten Indie Horror Films of 2014!!!



1. The Hanover House by Corey Norman
2. See No Evil 2 by Jen and Sylvia Soska
3. The Taking of Deborah Logan by Adam Robitel
4. The Door by Patrick McBrearty
5. Crawl or Die by Oklahoma Ward
6. Don’t Blink by Travis Oates
7. Ghostline by Dean R. Whitney
8. Sacrament by Shawn Ewert
9. Run Like Hell by James Thomas
10. Come back to Me by Paul Leyden

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Be part of a Global Zombie Apocalypse Film!!! VIRUS OF THE DEAD!!

Be a Part of HORROR film History
VIRUS OF THE DEAD

Tom H’s Blog of Horror along with Matt Wagner of Club After Dark will be directing and starring in a really cool short film that will be submitted to the VIRUS OF THE DEAD mosaic type film! Below are the guidelines and information; This idea is pure genius and will be fucking awesome to be part of!!

Virus of the Dead
The Zombie Movie
Be part of Horror Film History!

·       Wanted Established and upcoming Actors and Filmmakers.
·       Direct your own short zombie film!
·       Virus of the Dead will be the first Zombie film to be  filmed using smartphones, webcams and video log accounts.
·       Showing the effects of the zombie apocalypse across the globe in one big mosaic movie.

This will give a scary and realistic take to the zombie film genre!

Everyone involved with Virus of the Dead is passionate about indie film making, Virus of the Dead hopes to inspire other film makers, showing that everyone who has access to video capturing devices such as mobile/cellphones and webcams can be creative using technology in the palm of their hands.

The film will be put forward to film festivals, and later released in two formats, a Black and White  version suitable for 15+  and an 18 rated version which will be in colour.

The two versions will have around fifteen minutes of  extra alternate footage

For the first time you can submit footage for a zombie film from the comfort of your own home!

This is the first time a zombie film has been made this way we are making film history and we would love for you to be a part of it!

How to be a part of this film!

We are looking for 2-5 minute clips filmed with either smartphones or webcams. to be considered for inclusion for the final film, if your clip is chosen your name  will be featured in the final credits of the film and IMDB listing page.

If you want to be part of horror film history just send over your 2-5 minute clip filmed using video capture devices from your cellphone or webcam.

DSLR footage will be considered but will only make up a total of %5-10 of the final film.

More than one person can feature on screen, please have the consent of any extra’s for the submission.

You can be a survivor talking to the camera, a loved one or even create a video log account on the day the zombie apocalypse strikes, be creative, you can use props, make up or even just make yourself up as a zombie and look at the camera, or devour some pretend flesh on screen, you can send in multiple submissions.

Regarding content submissions for Virus of the Dead

Be Creative, the whole film is a found footage Zombie film!

Anyone can provide content  for our consideration for the film!

So talking to the direct to your camera as a progressive video log, to a relative  or a friend on webcam or ether with your smartphone, a message to the police, a message to a loved one, or footage of a zombie attack.

It could be you walking or running away from zombies, or entering an unsafe environment, or even being attacked by rogue survivors!

You can basically do whatever you want so be creative! as long as the zombies are slow, and they can only be killed by destroying the brain, though the footage doesn’t have to feature zombies themselves!

The infection will hit pretty fast, so it will take between 1-5 minutes to turn into a zombie after being infected/bitten.

You can submit more than one video and also a different scenario, if you go over by a few minutes that’s fine!

As we are going back to people throughout the film itself!

If anyone wants suggestions or for us to write a mini script please get in touch!

Be creative!

You will be notified  as soon as possible if you will be featured in the final film!

please help spread the Virus of the Dead.

Submissions close on the 20th of December 2014.

email submissions to  tony.newton@live.co.uk or virusofthedead@outlook.com
Some guidelines on the film!

This film is not a comedy, it is a non stop action packed realistic take on the zombie apocalypse.

The zombies are slow.

They can only be killed by completely destroying the brain itself.

The infection spreads quickly between 1-5 minutes – but could depend on the host and who knows some people may be immune!

No one knows what caused the virus in the first place and no one will find out in this film.

There is not a cure at this stage!

At first people are told to stay in doors then, camps were set up by the governments across the globe to help the virus from spreading further, It is mandatory to go into the camps, but not everyone will be willing to do so.

The film will be packed with blood, guts, gore and much much more!

Please Hold Your Phone SIDEWAYS When Shooting Video

We want Landscape, Horizontal shots where possible!

If you are an actor, film maker, effects artist, distributor, investing, production company, artist or musician who would like to become part of this very exciting project please  contact  – tony.newton@live.co.uk
distributor or media please contact – tony.newton@live.co.uk
We Look forward to going through submissions, a big thank you to all of you have got in touch so far, we look forward to working with you on this exciting project!

- The Virus of the Dead team

for more information contact- tony.newton@live.co.uk  or virusofthedead@outlook.com

Please help spread the Virus of the Dead

Join our official group!

like our Facebook page and keep up to date on news from the film.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Press Release and Stills from "MANIA" Directed by Jessica Cameron!


MANIA, Desolation, and Kill the PA Wrap Filming
Jessica Cameron’s Triple Feature Road Movies Complete Principal Photography

The triple feature, cross-country road movie extravaganza has completed principal photography. Producer Mem Ferda and executive producers Jessica Cameron and Jonathan Scott Higgins announced that all three projects (feature films MANIA and Desolation, along with documentary Kill the PA) are in post production. The producers were kind enough to pass along some unreleased stills from the set of MANIA.

MANIA marks the 2nd feature to be directed by Scream Queen Jessica Cameron from a script written by Jonathan Scott Higgins. Desolation was the first film to be completed while traveling cross-country and Kill the PA is the behind the scenes documentary that chronicled the making of both horror features. The passionate group of independent filmmakers all piled into an RV and shot all three features while traveling to California, Nesw Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Tennessee, Ohio, Alabama, and Arizona.

Some of the filming locations the cast and crew utilized were houses, abandoned towns, shady motels in the middle of nowhere, and the beautiful desert landscape of Arizona. In fact, while filming a death scene in the Arizona desert, FOUR cop cars showed up claiming that they received a call the team was shooting pornography. When director/executive producer Cameron explained it was a horror film, the Tucson Sheriffs became disappointed and quickly left.

More information about the project can be found on the film’s website: www.killtheproductionassistant.com.

When asked about the completion of principal photography, Cameron had this to say:
I am so excited to have completed principle photography on these films. They were certainly a challenge but it’s amazing what we accomplished. I cannot wait to bring these films to the fans! I have a feeling that they will love them as much as I do. MANIA is as sexy as Truth Or Dare was violent so please be cautious when looking at any images/videos/content as it will majorly be NSFW.


MANIA
Directed by: Jessica Cameron
Produced by: Mem Ferda
Executive Produced by: Jessica Cameron & Jonathan Scott Higgins
Written by: Jonathan Scott Higgins
Tagline: A f@cked up lesbian love story
Synopsis: Two lesbian lovers are forced to flee cross-country after a brutal murder changes their lives forever.
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Desolation
Directed by: Ryan M. Andrews
Starring: Jessica Cameron & Carlo Mendez
Produced by: Mem Ferda
Executive Produced by: Jessica Cameron & Jonathan Scott Higgins
Written by: Ryan M. Andrews
Tagline: Hell Hath No Fury
Synopsis: A husband and wife travel cross-country in an RV. Their idyllic road trip becomes a hellish nightmare when they pick up a hitchhiker. 
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Kill the PA
Directed by: Aaron Lane
Produced by: Mem Ferda
Executive Produced by: Jessica Cameron & Jonathan Scott Higgins
Synopsis: A feature-length making-of documentary, chronicling the travels and filming of MANIA and Desolation. This is a chance for audiences to see a grassroots approach to independent filmmaking.
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First Look at upcoming Creature Feature MEGAFOOT!!!

Another film that Tom H’s Blog of Horror has been highly anticipating for quite some time now, “MEGAFOOT”! The crowdfunding campaign videos were exciting and unique, I have been following this film and finally we have some Production Stills!

MEET THE CREATURE KNOWN AS
MEGAFOOT

With no further information available, the stills suggest that more news will be presented soon...

MEGAFOOT is a top-secret killing monstrosity (half Machine, half Bigfoot, all Terror!), which has recently escaped from the highly covert laboratory where it was created.  An elite squad of soldiers has been sent to track and destroy the sadistic sasquatch before it wreaks its horrific vengeance on the human race.  Expect action, suspense, creative kills and gore-soaked thrills in a movie that’s bigger than big… it’s MEGAFOOT!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"CRAWL OR DIE" - A High Anxiety Review by Tom H.

TOM H REVIEWS
CRAWL OR DIE

I finally watched “CRAWL OR DIE”, written and directed by Oklahoma Ward.  I have been waiting to see this film for close to two years and finally the day has come! So I came prepared with all the necessary tools to watch this film; enough food and drinks so I didn’t have to get up!

“Crawl or Die” is best to be watch on any television larger than 50” because anything too small will lessen the experience! This film was intense from start to finish and created such an illusion of claustrophobia that I found myself making sure I was breathing correctly for the majority of the film and just when you think that there is going to be a way out, it gets worse! Nicole Alonso, the star of the film really sold just how horrible that situation was.. I don't think my body relaxed for some time after the film was over! It was so fucking intense!!

The film did a great job explaining the whole reason they were on this mission and knowing that added another dimension to the film by not only having the scenario taking place underground in very tight spaces, it also gave them a goal. Save the only female not infected that can become pregnant..

“Crawl or Die” is an awesome and welcomed change to the Sci-fi/Horror/Thriller genre and raises the bar for Indie Horror Film makers! I have watched a lot of Indie films and this one is among the greats that I have had the pleasure of watching!


I suggest anyone that has not watched “Crawl or Die” to subscribe to Hulu Plus and find it, watch it and show support by leaving a positive comment! Oklahoma Ward and Nicole Alonso have not let me down and the wait was well worth it! I can’t wait to see what they do next!!!

Tom H. gives "Crawl or Die" a rating of 10/10!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Donate to "North Woods" film! 16 Days Left!


I am writing this entry in an attempt to help an individual that has inspired me with his strength and no quit attitude! Jason Kasper, the executive producer and co-writer of the film “North Woods” has been in contact with me for quite some time giving me updates on the film as well as the indiegogo campaign they have created in order to get some of the funds needed to get this film created!

We have had conversations that have made me realize just how much passion the people in this community bring to the projects that they love, I am honored to have had the chance to speak with Jason Kasper because he not only showed me the reason I love Independent films he also showed me that adversity brings out the best in us.


Can we please support this film by donating as much as we can! Every dollar helps and it will not hurt to help a fellow member of the Indie Horror community live his dream and help them create a film that they have been working very hard on!




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

State of Desolation by Jim Towns!


After running across the film “State of Desolation” I went through the production stills and I found myself really intrigued! I love post-apocalyptic films and this gives me something to look forward to. "State of Desolation" casts Jamie Bernadette (Son of Sam - 2008) and Dominique Swain (Face/Off - 1997) both very talented actresses which is a huge bonus for this film!! I am going to keep checking up on this film so I can post updates and the trailer when it is available!

I am posting a ton of stills from the facebook page and again I will continue with updates and potentially some interviews as this film becomes available!








Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tom H's Halloween Top Ten Indie Horror Films of 2014!

TOM Hs HALLOWEEN Top 10 INDIE HORROR FILMS of 2014

1. The Hanover House by Corey Norman
2. See No Evil 2 by Jen and Sylvia Soska
3. Ghostline by Dean R. Whitney
4. Sacrament by Shawn Ewert
5. Run Like Hell by James Thomas
6. The Door by Patrick McBrearty
7. MidSummer Nightmares 2 by Ryan Stacy
8. Revolution 666 by Matt Jaissle
9. Dead Sea by Brandon Slagle

10. Attack of the Morningside Monster by Chris Ethridge

I have watched many films over the past ten months; this is the top ten films out of those films! If you can find a way to purchase these films I would do it as soon as you possibly can! If you're staying home on Halloween, the films on this list would make your Halloween really awesome!