Thursday, February 12, 2015
An apocalyptic-themed horror short with an unexpected twist.
What is it about?
At the onset of a rapidly-moving global pandemic in which dead people are returning as flesh-eating abominations that can infect the living with a single bite, Brad and Leslie take shelter in a semi-isolated house believed to be uninhabited. But their safe haven turns into a death trap when they encounter Nicoleta—a renegade female vampire that has also taken refuge in the house.
What could possibly go wrong there?
I have had the pleasure of reviewing Dean R. Whitney’s film “Ghostline” and I found it to be fucking awesome and one of the better films that I have seen in 2014, and I have watched a lot of films in 2014! This spin on the Zombie Apocalypse makes me want to see more! There have been some really terrible attempts at having an Undead war on film; I think Dean Whitney’s writing and Directing ability is going to put this film going in the right direction!! So please DONATE TO THECAMPAIGN and receive some of the awesome perks they are offering!!!
Posted by Tom H at 8:16 PM
Monday, February 2, 2015
ONE NIGHT OF FEAR
A FILM BY BRIAN TROXELL
STARRING JESSICA SONNEBORN, SUZI LORRAINE AND JIMMY DEMPSTER
The story is inspired by true stories from The Ocala National Forest of how multiple Campers, Hikers and the like have gone missing over the years with no trace every being found.
Our hikers, Rob, Katie, Jaclyn, Pete and Brittany are out for a weekend in the woods. After Jaclyn witnesses her boyfriend Pete getting killed the group takes refuge inside a home inside the state park. There they must survive one night as they are stalked by an unknown killer.
TOM H’s THOUGHTS
I love films that are inspired by actual events! I particularly look forward to the film because of a good buddy of mine Jimmy Dempster will be part of this! I spoke to him about this project and he is really excited about it. This film appears to Slasher/Thriller at its best and I have had the honor and privilege to review the work of Brian Troxell in the past so I look forward to this.
Posted by Tomhighway at 8:35 PM
FEBRUARY 1, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAINE PRODUCTION COMPANIES BONFIRE FILMS AND DARK FARM FILMS TO BRING STEPHEN KING SHORT STORY TO THE BIG SCREEN
Maine based production companies Bonfire Films and Dark Farm Films have teamed up to bring the work of author Stephen King back to his home state. This year, the two companies will adapt King’s short story One for the Road, filming it in the areas that King intended the dark tale to unfold; the Maine towns of Falmouth, Windham and Cumberland, better known to the literary world as Jerusalem’s Lot (Salem’s Lot). Corey Norman, director of the wildly successful independent feature, The Hanover House, is set to direct, while Jenny Anastasoff, of the Damnationland hit Sui Generis and Haley Norman of The Hanover House are set to produce. Being huge King fans, the group hopes to create a true love letter to the work of the author, while showcasing the state that has brought them so much inspiration. Look for the film when it hits festivals later this year.
“If you believe the only master of horror and suspense to come out of the great state of Maine is Stephen King, then you haven’t seen anything by Corey Norman.”
“Director and co-writer Corey Norman brings a Stephen King-style to an indie horror audience like only a Maine-native can do.”
- HorrorHound Magazine
Based on the short story by Stephen King, One for the Road follows two aging Mainers, Booth and Herb “Tookey" Tooklander, as they attempted to rescue the family of a motorist, whose vehicle had become stranded in a ferocious blizzard. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the car just happens to be stranded in Salem’s Lot.
About the Director
Director Corey Norman is no stranger to filmmaking. He has worked for clients such as: History Channel, Nova, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. He was an assistant editor on Nova's Bioterror, done in conjunction with the New York Times, which won a Best News and Documentary Emmy Award. In 2011, he was honored as one of Maine Today Media's "Forty Under 40" for his work.
Corey’s most recent feature length film, The Hanover House, which stars Anne Bobby (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed) has appeared in 13 festivals and recently won Best Feature Film at the HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival.
About the Producers
Franco-Macedonian Mainer Jenny Anastasoff was bitten by the film bug working on a Stephen King movie, and has been on & off-camera ever since. Jenny is a graduate of Georgetown and McGill Universities, with degrees in Psychology and Library and Information Studies.
Behind the scenes, Jenny has been an advocate for the Maine film community. You may have spotted her as an extra or talent in many local productions. Acting, assisting, screenwriting, script supervising, film reviewing on a live radio show, production managing, networking, emailing, Facebooking, voice-overing, you name it, Jenny has film-wrangling experience.
Haley Norman is a Maine based makeup and special effects artist with over 7 years of experience. Haley is still passionately moving forward looking to learn all she can about the ever-evolving industry and techniques. With film, she got her foot in the door when husband, Corey Norman brought her on her first real video shoot in 2008. Since then, she has been actively participating in film competitions and anything that comes her way. In 2010 she won Best Special Effects for a 48 Hour Film Project entry entitled, Inn Season. “It’s amazing what you can do with makeup. The ideas, possibilities, and all of the people you meet are endless. I’m having a blast doing what I love!” Haley is best known for producing and co-writing the award winning feature film, The Hanover House, as well as the award winning short films NATAL, Mother and Tickle.
For more information visit:
Posted by Tom H at 2:20 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015
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!
Posted by Tom H at 9:47 PM
Friday, January 2, 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
Posted by Tom H at 9:47 AM
Monday, December 29, 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
Posted by Tom H at 7:34 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2014
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!
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
distributor or media please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
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- email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Posted by Tom H at 9:51 AM
Monday, December 8, 2014
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Posted by Tom H at 1:49 PM
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
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!
Posted by Tom H at 1:32 PM