Back from vacation and dealing with a nasty viral infection that included multiple hospital visits to bring you a slew of independent horror news. Let’s get right to it.
Acort International, one of the top distributors of independent films in the global marketplace, has recently acquired Rogue Taurus Productions’ classic 80′s throwback horror film RABID LOVE for international and US distribution. Distribution plans are currently in consideration which will include a North American DVD on the indie-horror label Midnight Releasing and cable/satellite/internet VOD run as well as being showcased at this year’s 2013 American Film Market.
About The Film:
RABID LOVE takes place in 1984 and is a rejuvenation of classic films like AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, FRIDAY THE 13TH, EVIL DEAD, and THE HOWLING. As a young child in the 80’s, the time period holds a special place for director Paul J. Porter as a mixture of dreams and memories. RABID LOVE is not a gory slasher film, but a thrilling and nostalgic story about unique characters with their own motivations and desires. They just happen to catch the attention of an evil recluse living in the woods and become the subjects of his latest experiment when all they wanted was a happy weekend with their friends before they all went their separate ways to their post-college lives.
“I made it a point to bring the look and feel of the era through in the settings, props, wardrobe, and most importantly, the characters of the film.” – Director Paul J. Porter
There is also more information on the official website!
Lightyear Entertainment has announced the release of a new horror film, REALITY TERROR NIGHT, on DVD and Video On Demand, as well as download to own and rent, on September 10, 2013.
In the film, five beautiful girls win a contest to star in a new reality show. Spend a night in a haunted house…first one to make contact with a ghost wins. What they don’t know is that the house is really haunted by a vicious killer who intends that none of them will win.
The DVD will be released in the U.S. and Canada through Entertainment One Distribution. It will debut day-and-date on Video on Demand, on Comcast, Time-Warner, Cox, Charter, Verizon, GCI, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and various other carriers. At the same time, it will be made available for digital download and rental through Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Cinemanow, Google, Playstation, and Xbox.
The film stars veteran star Martin Kove (KARATE KID 1,2, and 3, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD II, CAGNEY & LACEY), with over 80 films in his credits, Katherine Norland (STARGATE SG-1), and Liana Mendoza (G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, THE LOVE GURU).
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT CONTINUES THE JOURNEY WITH
AMC’S “THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON”
EXPERIENCE IT ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD AUGUST 27, 2013;
LIMITED EDITION “ZOMBIE HEAD TANK” DESIGNED BY MCFARLANE TOYS
Below please find two new Bonus Feature clips from AMC’S THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON blu-ray & dvd release, available on August 27th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Download link to the files, cover art and release details available below.
Horror anthology SINISTER VISIONS will be released on DVD on August 13 by Chemical Burn Entertainment and is available for pre-order at all major retailers right now. The official trailer has however just been released and it gives a pretty good taste of what is to come. Please view and enjoy.
SINISTER VISIONS consists of five grueling horror stories to make your bones freeze.
Are you ready for a terror attack combining both succubi, women possessed by demons, serial killers in electric chairs, aggressive zombies, avengeful crazy women, men with very deep emotional scars and ofcourse a fair amount of amputation and gore? Add a bunch of dark humor to the mix and you have SINISTER VISIONS!
SUCCUBUS is about a beautiful young blonde, Emma, studying to become an archeologist. On an excavation trip to Syria she finds something in the sand that is about to change her life completely. She hurries home hoping to be able to escape it, but she is about to get wiser.
MY UNDEAD GIRLFRIEND is a twisted story with a lot of morbid, dark humor, telling the story of the day Keith woke up next to his girlfriend who had out of the blue turned into a flesh eating undead and tonight he is about to meet her parents for the first time! This day is going to be a bit out of the ordinary!
MOTHER KNOWS BEST is the story about Carl, a somewhat shy man preparing for a date with his childhood sweetheart, Rebecca. Carl’s mother has quite a few objections about the date and she is not too shy to express them, though.
In A WOMAN SCORNED we meet Gail tied to a bed by Holly. Gail have had the nerve to start a relationship with Richard, who unfortunately is Holly’s former husband – and Gail does not approve at all!
Finally, GENITAL GENOCIDE presents us to serial killer Charles Albert Harris who, sitting on death row waiting for the switch to be turned on, takes us through his crimes while the audience of the court room listens. Harris wants a last reaction out of the audience that consists of many relatives of his audience – and a reaction he gets.
SINISTER VISIONS is a collaboration between filmmakers from USA, UK, Sweden and Denmark and features works from skilled writers such as Garry Charles, Stefan Bommelin, Henric Brandt, Rasmus Tirzitis, Cody Cather, Doug Gehl and Lars Egholm Fischmann while the directing has been in the capable hands of Henric Brandt, Doug Gehl and Kim Sønderholm.
Starring: Kim Sønderholm, David C. Hayes, Michael Harrelson, Debbie Overbey, Rob Douglas, Rick Dyer, Daren Palacio, Bart Overbey, Brian Weir, Liana Hubbard, Tori Montgomery, Pamela Ricardo, Peg Thon, Kat Herlo, Miriam Yeager, Nadia Bond, Lars Bjarke, Ralf Beck, Pontus Olgrim, Camilla Löjdström, Andreas Rylander, Stefan Jonasson, Babs Brinklund, Mehrnaz Bagheri Beiknejad, Mette Løvendahl, Toke Lars Bjarke, Nadine and many, many others.
We are a month away from finally watching INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 in theaters nationwide. Before you do that, check out the featurettes on this supernatural thriller below!
ANCHOR BAY FILMS STIRS UP
THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO’S POND
Terror Rises September 10th on
Blu-ray™ & DVD
In 1927, archaeologists unearthed a major historical find in Turkey. What happened next is the stuff of legend…and nightmares! Anchor Bay Films presents the September 10th release of THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO’S POND on Blu-ray™ and DVD.
Directed by Gabriel Bologna, this journey into unrelenting horror stars scream queen Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN 4 & 5, THE VICTIM, HATCHET II and III), genre favorite Robert Patrick (TERMINATOR 2, WALK THE LINE, JAYNE MANSFIELD’S CAR) and James Duval (DONNIE DARKO, INDEPENDENCE DAY, GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS).
In the film, nine friends take a holiday at a Victorian home on a private island off the coast of Maine. There, they uncover a game first discovered as part of an archaeological expedition from over 80 years ago that resulted in a series of mysterious – and grisly – deaths. What they don’t realize is that when played, the ancient artifact brings out the worst in each of them. Jealousy, greed, hatred, lust, all of the things they keep buried deep inside themselves rise to the surface and come to a boil. A warning to all those who start the game: it just might finish you!
Check out the official trailer above as well as two additional clips below!
Magnolia Pictures will release BAD MILO on iTunes/On Demand August 29, 2013 and in theaters October 4, 2013
Directed by Jacob Vaughn
Starring Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place, Stephen Root and Peter Stormare
Duncan’s (Ken Marino) life is a real pain in the ass. Tormented by a manipulative, crooked boss (Patrick Warburton), a nagging mother (Mary Kay Place), a deadbeat new age dad (Stephen Root), and a sweet, yet pressuring, wife (Gillian Jacobs), his mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable gastrointestinal reaction.
Out of ideas and at the end of his rope, Duncan seeks the help of a hypnotherapist (Peter Stormare), who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it Milo and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay.
From director Wayne Capps (DOCUMENTING THE GREY MAN) and Independent Entertainment comes an eerie tale of supernatural forces and ancient evil.
Filmed in the low country of South Carolina using mostly local cast and crew, THE RIPPING tells the story of the Thompson family as they move into their new home and meet their new neighbors, including Christian, a child with a dark history. Unsettling events escalate as the Thompson’s discover an ancient evil might be lurking, literally, next door.
Unsettling events escalate into animal atrocities shortly after the Thompson family moves into their new home. Suspecting the neighbor’s son Christian is behind the disturbing events, Laura Thompson consults with a new friend, whose tales of the occult lead her to dig deep into local legends of the paranormal. Faced with a growing sense of connection to the child, Laura begins to wonder what really is “the evil that lives next door?”
THE RIPPING comes to DVD with Christopher Di Nunzio’s noted short film, “Her Heart Still Beats”, and a robust trailer vault.