Sunday, January 31, 2016

Support upcoming film "Doll House" by Alan Dillingham!


Doll House Official Press Release





Doll House is a disturbing and gruesome horror/slasher film that will creep you out and leave you in shock.

About this project:
Doll House is a 30 minute horror/slasher film that will be submitted to film festivals, and to act as a proof of a concept of a full length feature film.
Doll House came together when Sheri Collins (Doll Face) came to Alan Dillingham with an idea for a film. He did not find it hard to write a screenplay as he was itching to do another slasher film after doing Cat and Mouse.
Synopsis: A woman seeks a family to call her own after losing hers to a brutal murder, one that will love her and never leave her. While out looking for a new family, she stumbles upon the perfect household having a game night. As she makes her intentions known, the family quickly realizes that she is there to capture their hearts and love them to death.

Tag Line: Time to Play!

What we need:
We need what every good horror/slasher film needs, which is money. We have launched a Kickstarter in the hopes or raising enough to make the short film possible.


You can find a little teaser there that we shot before we secured a DP and Gaffer. Along with some pictures.

You can also find a list of castings and other relevant information such as incentives.

Where will the money go to? 
Our financial needs come down to three parts.

$700, Will go to the Art Dept for basic needs such as props, makeup, and basic effects. Ideally we want $3,500 for the most gruesome effects. We will need lots of custom made special effects so that we do not need to use CGI. Some examples of needs: Carpets, Bed, Door with glass, dual costumes. These will be bought so that we can safely use a mass amount of blood. Headed by the very talented Lincoln Millet

$1,000 Will go to the Camera/Electrical dept to ensure that we have the proper equipment that we need to make this film's vision come to life. Which will be headed up by our DP Mark Hensley.

$600 Will go towards feeding our cast and crew, three meals for the four days of filming.

Extended Goals:
Ideally we are looking to raise at least $8,000 for the best possible short film, for all of it's bloody and gruesome wants.

We want to raise over $20,000 for the full length film
.
About Killatainment Films
Killtainment Films is a Maine based independent film company that has made nine short films, some released while others in post production. Our latest short film "Cat and Mouse" was made possible by a kickstarter campaign.  We have made two full length films that are due out in 2016. With lot's of more films planned in the coming years. Check out our website www.killatainment.com. Like for us on Facebook

For any questions or request for Interviews about the film, feel free to contact
Alan Dillingham adillingham@killatainment.com (Producer/Director/Writer)

Sheri Collins castings@killatainment.com(Lead Actress/Writer)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Harvest Lake" review! Sometimes nature has it's own way of fucking you!

The strange and bizarre can happen when you are out of y our element.. When four friends travel out into the wilderness for a birthday/vacation they find out that the animals are not the only thing they have to worry about. Scott Schirmer did an amazing job capturing the hallucinogenic whirlwhind of chaos that begins to happen to these unsuspecting people!

I could tell you more about the film in regards to the plot, however I would be giving far too much away.. What I will say is, I am a huge fan of Ellie Church (Mania,2015 and Headless,2015) and Tristan Risk (Mania,2015 and American Mary, 2012) and their performance in previous films. This made this film a must see for me!

The performance of both of these beautiful horror queens made this film so much more awesome to me! Add Dan Nye, Jason Crowe and Kevin Roach to the mix and it was clear to me this was a cast that I would like to see in other films in the future!


“Harvest Lake” went right for the kill from the start and you knew something was fucked up.. You don’t have to wait for a long drawn out story to unfold before you have an idea of what is going on.. Well, a little.. You do know something is happening, you won’t be quite sure about what it is right away and that makes you want to watch more!

The collaboration of Forbidden Films and Mostly Harmless pictures created a really great indie horror film that should become a top ten candidate for my 2016 end of year best films list! Not that my top ten is so exclusive that they will make millions, but for the following I have.. This will be something many people in my circle will love to see and enjoy!


Check out HARVEST LAKE on FACEBOOK and show some support! Also find a way to PURCHASE, not steal this film because the people behind these films are not millionaires and every purchase will help support a NEW film!




HARVEST LAKE Teaser Trailer (2016) - Ellie Church, Tristan Risk from Forbidden Films on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tom H's Blog of Horror top films from 2015!


I watched approximately 70 films in 2015, I was able to write reviews for quite a few of them. These are the films that I felt were among the top of what I had the pleasure of watching. 


1.Mania: Directed by Jessica Cameron

2.One Night of Fear: Directed by Brian Troxell

3.Deadly Gamble: Directed by Mario Cerrito

4.All through the House: Directed by Todd Nunes

5.Truth or Dare: Directed by Jessica Cameron

6.The Other Side: Directed by Chris Niespodzianski and Ray Mongelli

7.Dismembering Christmas: Directed by Austin Bosley

8.Wyrmwood: Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner

9.Old 37: Directed by ALAN SMITHEE

10.Valley of the Sasquatch: Directed by John Portanova



Monday, November 23, 2015

Ready for Christmas? Don't tell Todd Nunez, he may send this guy "ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE"!



ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE

I am always on the lookout for a new up and coming slasher flick that I want to brag about simply because of the potential of finding the “next slasher icon” status that it may create. For many years we had Jason, Freddy, Michael to keep us occupied in the Horror/Slasher genre. Eventually Candyman came into the picture… That was great and all, however the Slasher era has pretty much died and we need to begin bringing it back! This film is a great tribute to 80’s style slashers like “Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)” !

Now, this film will not be the start of the rebirth of an icon (At least it does not appear to be doing that.); it does however bring us Christmas Horror film that can be added to our collection of Holiday Horror to watch and it also revitalizes Slasher Flicks for those who love them! Todd Nunes has created a great film that had somewhat of an original plot added to some already fun original horror tricks that we are used to! I specifically love how it played out at the end.. a twist that we have seen before however done so much more effortlessly than most films.In most films with twists like this, they try so hard to make you think the story is going one way to try and dupe you at the end and usually you already know what's going to happen... Boring.. Not this film! 

Todd fucking killed it by making sure there was plenty of kills, yes.. many kills in this film and the first one you never see coming unless you already know ahead of time her role in the film! I will not spoil that for anyone. Anyone that can pull off a Slasher flick and keep me interested without boring me to death is a genius (I am not the end all be all of critics though..)  and I will support them as much as I can!

Great cast too! Johanna Rae, Ashley Mary Nunes, JessicaCameron, Melynda Kiring and the list goes on. They all did a fantastic job!



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Gore Orphanage: The story behind the Horror!

GORE ORPHANAGE

1903 in Lorain County Ohio, there was an orphanage built by a couple that had dealt with the death of their own children. It is said the orphanage plunged into financial difficulties and closed down in 1916. The rumors are that the children had suffered cruel treatment and were beaten and some had died due to the neglect and abuse.

This film portrayed just how bad this place had been and how the children had to endure the rule of a very angry and demented Mrs. Pryor.  The female children were often “Playing” with Ernst, one of the men who helped maintain the orphanage. This film specifically follows a 9 year old girl named Nellie, her family died and she was taken to Gore Orphanage. It did not take long for Nellie to see that things were really messed up and she started looking into the strange happenings.

Multiple deaths occurred and the obvious mistreatment of the children continued to escalate and the only time there was peace would be when Mrs. Pryor would leave. That’s if the resident bully Harmon was leaving them alone.

In the end.. Well that is for you to find out.  This film was character driven and the children did a phenomenal job! There were parts of this film that were slow which made me feel the need to skip ahead, I didn’t but I wanted to at times. You do get a feel of what happened at the Orphanage, the only problem is the fact that it was a little watered down.


I say check out the film and be objective, this is a great first time effort for Director Emily Lapisardi! The writing team of Cody Knotts and Emily Lapisardi should receive serious applause for this! I don’t feel this film will be to everyone’s liking, however if you are interested in true Indie films this is one of those films that will get you to understand why being overly critical will cause you to miss out on a pretty good film.

Special shout-out to Maria Olsen! She always brings what is needed to a film! Her performance was truly chilling! Please LIKE this film on FACEBOOK! And check out how you can get your chance to watch the film!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Comedy/Horror Found Footage "The House with 100 Eyes" - Seen it..with two eyes.. Well.. Just Read!









A REVIEW OF

THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES

Found Footage…….. If done correctly and with original ideas, a film could potentially rise to the upper echelon… This film does not do that. While I think it’s funny that the film is billed as a comedy/horror film, I only see comedy in the fact that I could pretty much tell you step by step which way the film was going to go..

You take a married couple that are into sadistic torture and are trying to come up with a unique idea to bring their viewers to what they are calling a masterpiece.. What is really going on would be that the husband wants to make a triple sex/murder film. The wife is obviously very troubled and seems to have her own agenda that the husband is desperately trying to make sure that she does not stray off and do her own thing while they are trying to make this film.

They own a house built strictly for torture and traps their victims inside…  You would think this goes to their advantage.. As the story unfolds you find out that the happily married couple had secrets that would prove to be a huge distraction and would come at a cost to both of them. Both Shannon Malone (Wife) and Jim Roof (Husband) are excellent in their roles and provide the true nature of the quirky couple that they are portraying and I think they did a great job. 

The problem ended up being that the film did not live up to the hype, no real over the top deaths or sex.. It appeared it would be a bit more gruesome based on the description; however it was really run of the mill.. I would say if you want to watch the film, go for it. I would not go into it with high expectations. You may be pleased with the film if you have nothing really better to watch. Hell, I watched it so it couldn’t be THAT bad!!




New Horror Web Series: "The Witching Season" - Read this!

New Horror Web Series
THE WITCHING SEASON
I recently watched two episodes of “The Witching Season” on Youtube and I was really surprised with the quality of the films along with the some real effort in regards to keeping high intensity and building up to the climax.

This first episode “Killer on the Loose” comes off like a typical woman running from psycho killer and doing all the stupid shit in order for her to ultimately end up dying. Some twists and turns along the way and you still have no idea what is happening until the very end. It was done very well! I really feel the effort put into this episode will give the series momentum and have people talking and looking for more to come!

The second episode “Princess” just impressed me more than the first episode! I think that the idea was somewhat used before, however the execution of the idea in this episode kept me interested and was done with quality. You take what appears to be an over imaginative little girl and a na├»ve mother and move them into a house only to find stuff that the former owners are really fucking weird about when you ask if they want the stuff.. You keep it? You should watch and find out just why this shit is fucking crazy!


I am really excited to see what else comes from this crew at Witching Season Films! Check them out on Youtube by watching the trailers here first!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Who wins? in Damien Leone's "FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE MUMMY"!

FRANKENSTEIN
Vs.

THE MUMMY


I was told about this film by Director Damien Leone (All Hallows Eve -2013) and this is a really awesome trailer, it grabs my attention and I want to see it. Ever since watching the short “Terrifier” that Leone put together, I became an instant fan. Leone really impressed me with his overall ability to produce such a shocking short film and bringing out a potential horror icon Art the Clown! Leone’s ability to produce high quality horror makes me excited to tell everyone about this film, yes it has been out for some time and I have not had the chance to watch it just yet. I am going to share this with you all now so you can show Damien much needed love!


Plot: The mummy of a cursed pharaoh and a reanimated corpse terrorize a medical university. Only an Egyptologist and a college professor, the deranged Dr. Frankenstein, may be able to stop the creatures before it's too late.


Please like this film on FACEBOOK and show it some love by watching it on VOD on Youtube!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

John Carpenter's Halloween returns! October 29th!


Halloween Comes Two Days Early this Year With
the Return of ‘John Carpenter’s Original
Halloween’
in Cinemas October 29

Fathom Events and SpectiCast Present the Haunting Story of Michael
Myers in Select U.S. Theaters for a One-Night Event That is Sure to Scare


DENVER – September 30, 2015 – The horror classic “John Carpenter’s Original
Halloween” (1978) is returning to the big screen for a special one-night event on
Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Fathom Events, in partnership with
SpectiCast will present this fan favorite in its entirety with an exclusive introduction by John Carpenter, providing insights on “Halloween” and how it has forever changed the horror genre in Hollywood.

Tickets for “John Carpenter’s Original Halloween” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

"We are very excited to work with SpectiCast and Fathom this year to bring John Carpenter's timeless classic, Halloween, back to the big screen," said Trancus International Films CEO Malek Akkad.

John Carpenter’s “Halloween” premiered on October 25th, 1978, in Kansas City, Missouri. After performing successfully in the Midwest, it then moved on to Chicago and New York. From there, it had a platform release across the country, playing in cities all across the U.S.

Over 35 years later, the movie has made its money back more than 200 times, making it one of the most successful independent horror movies of all time, just behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Blair Witch Project. The movie is based around the story of Michael Myers who, at age 6, brutally murdered his sister on a cold Halloween night in 1963. After spending 15 years in a mental hospital, he escapes and returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, with a plan to kill.

“This movie is well deserving of another play on the big screen,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “We cannot wait for audiences to experience this twisted tale in theaters for Halloween.” For artwork/photos related to “John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween,” visit the Fathom Events press site.

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About SpectiCast
SpectiCast is the fastest growing event cinema marketing and distribution company in the world, providing specialty film programs, cultural arts events, contemporary music programs, and other alternative content to over 2,000 theatrical and non-theatrical venues in 47 countries around the globe. SpectiCast provides content rights holders with turnkey access to theatrical and all downstream digital platforms including DVD, VOD and TV and distributes programs from some of the world’s most prestigious cultural arts organizations including the Strafford Festival, Opera de Paris, The Salzburg Festival, The Paris Opera Ballet, the Mariinsky Theatre, the British Museum, and the Philadelphia Orchestra SpectiCast is a privately owned and operated firm based in Philadelphia, PA.www.specticast.com

About Trancus International Films & Compass International Pictures
Trancas International Films, along with its subsidiary, Compass International Pictures, has been involved with the production of every film in the "Halloween" franchise. Based primarily in Los Angeles, California, but operating world-wide, Trancas and Compass consistently strives to deliver Halloween and Michael Myers to the fans in the best possible way.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jessica Hanus
Fathom Events
720-262-2753

Dayna Ghiraldi
Big Picture Media
212-675-3103

Natalie Schaffer
Big Picture Media
212-675-3103

Monday, October 19, 2015

Manic Monday review of Jessica Cameron's "Mania"!

MANIA

A fucked up lesbian love story


Synopsis: Brooke makes a deadly mistake during a manic episode, forcing her lover and her to flee their home. But can Mel bring Brooke back, or is it too late...



This film was nothing short of amazing! My career path up to this point has been dealing with people who have mental illness and Jessica did a great job capturing the horrific path of destruction that one with a severe mental illness can create!  The writing (Jonathan Scott Higgins) of this film was on point and the cast made this even more believable! Tristan Risk did a fucking epic job of selling this craziness and engulfing the audience with her character!  Ellie Church sold me on being the loving significant other that would do absolutely anything to make sure she protects the person she loves.

If you are interested in a thrilling film that drives home exactly the importance of getting it all right, this is the film you should watch! This is as good as it gets! This film has amazing production quality, no corners were cut while making this film and the end result proves just that.  There is no shortage of bloodshed, and it gets right to the point without wasting any time! You get your gore and character development generously!


If you would like to be able to see this film, check out upcoming festivals and film screening in your area, also pay attention to the fan page on FACEBOOK so you can find out when and where you can purchase this film when it officially releases! You also may want to check out the official site of JESSICA CAMERON for more information on all of her projects!