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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Friday, April 11, 2014

April 17th 2014 at 8pm CREED NOIR LIVE ON TOM H'S HORROR HANGOUT!! - POSTPONED!

SYNOPSIS:
Creed Noir Presents Mass Hysteria is an exhibition of great Horror trailers, shorts, and feature length films made by indie filmmakers. This live stream event will be hosted by Creed Noir himself (pictured bottom left) as he introduces the show, each piece shown, and maybe an interview or two.

Come and join in on the fun and thrills of hosted Horror in the spirit of Elvira, Joe Bob Brigs, or the Crypt Keeper on June 6, 2014.

Currently there are no prizes involved, but there is NO submission fee. If an individual or business wishes to sponsor Mass Hysteria, please use the contact form below.


A complete list of work that will be a part of Mass Hysteria will be posted here on May 26, 2014.



Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Horror finds a new home in 'Dwelling', shooting this summer!" by Kyle Mecca






HORROR HAS A NEW HOME IN “DWELLING”; SHOOTING BEGINS THIS SUMMER

BEWILDERED MEDIA PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE A NEW CHILLER STARRING DEVANNY PINN, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY KYLE MECCA

BUFFALO, NY (April 9, 2014) – BeWILdered Media Productions, the independent film production company based in Buffalo, New York, recently announced their first feature length film to date. With pre-production underway, “DWELLING” enters principal photography in late July and will be released in 2015.

Written and directed by Kyle Mecca, the story follows Ellie, a young newlywed, whose tragic past drives her to deliberately buy a haunted house. In hopes of connecting with the spirit world, her new home arises to be nothing more than a gateway for a malevolent soul trapped in a painted black mirror. “Dwelling” will seek to answer a universal question on how far we as human beings are willing to push the boundaries of this life to speak to the dead.

“Dwelling” features the distinguished horror actor Devanny Pinn (“The Black Dahlia Haunting” and “House of Manson”) in a pivotal supporting role, with more casting to be announced in the coming weeks.
  
Official Site:


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.

TOM H’S TAKE:
After speaking to one of the Producer’s Brandyn T. Williams; I get the feeling that this film is going to be a film that will have the feel of the 70’s and 80’s that gave audiences something to be scared of! Remember the days when “The Exorcist” came out? People were in shock and ran from the theater with terror! This is what Brandyn T. Williams wants to deliver! That type of reaction! “Dwelling” will be strong in character development and they have already Cast DeVanny Pinn so that is a huge plus in their favor!

When additional casting calls happen I will inform everyone at that time; this would be a good film to be involved with! I had a chance to watch the teaser trailer and I found it to look really good! This is a film that I will be watching develop closely and offering support! I will also announce any interviews or Horror Hangouts that I may host with these great people!!





Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jimmy Dempster update!! "Messiah" and "Torrent" both directed by D.J. Rivera!




I just had a chance to get some updates from Jimmy Dempster about some upcoming projects that he is involved with.  The first is called “Messiah” , “Messiah” is a short film that will be in production May of this year. “Messiah” is about a fallen hero with powers to resurrect the undead! 


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Jimmy is also starring in feature film “Torrent”, “Torrent” is about when music and movies were the only things that were being downloaded illegally? What happens when the gap between the brain and technology no longer exists? Where your dreams, thoughts and secrets are a click away from being stolen. Every Disease needs a cure. Every new threat needs a solution.



In the not-too-distant future, the threat of digital piracy has evolved. Terror has gone digital and our way of life is in jeopardy. This time the threat isn't another country or an extremist group; it’s the citizens of the United States. With the Government’s back against the wall, it looks to maintain control and keep it's people in line. For years they have been watching, they have been waiting. Payback is on. Ask yourself, what did you think was going to happen?

“Torrent” will be wrapping in the next couple of weeks and will be entering the film festival circuit in 2014!



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Friday, April 4, 2014

Movie: "House of Manson" FIRST TEASER TRAILER!!!


In 1969 one of the most famous Cult murder sprees happened! Led by one man, a man who was destined to be famous! His desire to a famous musician went horribly wrong! 

Charles Manson is now a household name for a completely different reason! He became a cult like figure who directed his followers to perform acts of inhumanity so terrible that they exceeded anything we had seen before in the history
 

Director Brandon Slagle brings you......




Starring: Ryan Kiser, Serena Lorien, Devanny Pinn, Mel Turner, Erin Marie Hogan, Suzi Lorraine, Julie Rose



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Movie Review: "The Hanover House" by Corey Norman

TOM H REVIEWS “THE HANOVER HOUSE” BY COREY NORMAN


Plot:
Returning from his father’s funeral, Robert Foster is faced with the unimaginable; he hits a young girl with his car. In a desperate attempt to save her life, he seeks help at a nearby farmhouse. Little does Robert know that the house has been waiting for him his entire life. Once inside its walls, Robert must overcome his own personal demons in an attempt to save both his wife and himself. But there’s a problem, only one may leave The Hanover House alive.

My Review:
First and foremost I have to say HOLY SHIT! I have been waiting on this film for quite some time! I was the first person to do a write up in support of “The Hanover House” and I have done interviews with Casey Turner (Shannon Foster in the film) and Director Corey Norman. Over the past year or so I have given updates and been probably annoying Corey about when he would be finished; finally it has happened!!

I am not disappointed in anyway with this film! Great acting; character development and backstory that led up to the fright and intensity that ended up taking place! The camera angles were seriously a major reason why this film was so damn good; the angles created the feel and made it more visually appealing! The audio effects were great as well! This is the type of film that helps bring a good name to Indie filmmaking!

The Hanover House is a much better version of a “Haunted” house scenario then most of the latest films that I have had a chance to see; The ending was awesome and it has me feeling it could lead to a sequel, with or without a sequel it was definitely something different and I loved it! I feel it has surpassed even the more popular movies such as “The Conjuring” or even most remakes or upgraded “Amityville” films that have come out. The entire cast did a great job! 


The world premiere for The Hanover House will be May 9th and 10th!!



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Monday, March 31, 2014

Movie: "The Border" Directed by Spencer Gray


Plot:

“When the granddaughter of a U.S. Senator goes missing near the border of Mexico, former Black Ops agent Jack Barrabas is forced out of retirement to find her. Every path he takes, secret he uncovers and body he drops leads to a secret, mysterious door in a small border town. What he finds behind this door will forever change the world, and who he thinks he is, for the worse. You will never recover from what lies beyond THE BORDER.”

Tom H's Thoughts:

I am excited to see this film, not only because the trailer looks really good and appears that this film will push limits. I also really am excited because a friend of mine Jeremy Mitchell is producing and editing this film! Jeremy is the Director of the film that was made at my film festival called "The Dead in Dixon. An indiegogo campaign is being launched On April 1st 2014; I will share that link as soon as it becomes available! Please support this film!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Movie Review: "Happy Camp" by Josh Anthony


TOM H REVIEW’s “HAPPY CAMP”

In 2012 I ran across a film called “Happy Camp” directed by Josh Anthony; my contact at first was Michael Barbuto, one of the stars and producers of this film. The story was intriguing and the clip made it seem even more awesome! And now it’s time I do my review!

The story is about a guy named Michael Tanner (Michael Barbuto) returns to the town in which he once lived with his adoptive parents 20 years prior.  The story is his brother was taken by someone or something and Michael can’t remember any of the events that happened; the town people seem to be trying to get Michael and his friends to leave after they realize who he is and the reason that they are there. Michael begins to unravel as they stay in Happy Camp while his friends (Josh Anthony, Anne Taylor, Teddy Gilmore) are worrying and wanting to leave they finally come face to face with Michael’s past!

Now that’s the story- Here’s is my take on the film! I am not big on rushing a story so it fit within my guidelines of build up; I do however want to get some glimpses of what may or may not be happening. “Happy Camp” gives you the story and shows you a little glimpse that something isn’t right as it all unfolds. Is it really different from other found footage films? No; not really but the ending was pretty cool; not completely expected but yet it was. Great effects and camera angles! My only negative with “Happy Camp” is the fact they didn’t have more kills!!


This was a pretty damn good film that I will recommend to others; I have sections that I save my favorite films and once I get a hard copy of this film it will get put in my library as well!! Job well done guys!








Friday, March 14, 2014

Review: "Xmas Tales" aka "Merry Fucking Christmas" with a Bonus Short movie to watch for FREE!

TOM H. Reviews “Xmas Tales”
aka
“Merry Fucking Christmas”
Anthology


Yes, I know it's way late or way early! However I heard about this film last year and did a some interviews with some of the awesome and beautiful women that were going to be part of the films; Victoria Vertuga, Cori Collins, Marissa Merrill of (The Lady Bruins Christmas Slumber Party) and Elyse Dufour of (Alexandria). And I became really excited to get the chance to review this Christmas Horror Anthology!


Here is a list of the four short films that make up the Anthology.

The Lady Bruins Christmas Slumber Party: Starring- Victoria Vertuga, Cori Collins, Aria Aspen, Marissa Merrill and Valeria Pellegaud

Alexandria: Starring – Elyse Dufour, Josh Murray and Brent Bauer

The Crann Doll: Starring - John C. Bailey, Teena Byrd and Nicholas Wagner

LEFT OFF THE FINISHED ANTHOLOGY! The town that Christmas forgot: Starring - Dana Bretz, Dan Czerwonka and Kyle Pacek

The film overall was pretty cool with some pretty good story ideas that were thought out well and performed pretty damn good. This has it all! Sexy women, evil cursed dolls, a demented pill popping crazy woman, and of course Santa Claus being killed off in an attempt to keep kids from being greedy in the town of Halcyon Ridge! This was a really good anthology that will be part of my horror film line up for years to come at Christmas time!