I apologize for the long break in between posts. Things have been pretty hectic on the home front, but thankfully we’re getting back to normal. Without further ado, here’s some Bloodlines for ya!
First up is the official trailer for Henrique Couto’s Babysitter Massacre! Not only is the trailer now officially online, but those of you in the Dayton, Ohio area can see the world premiere of Massacre on Friday, April 12th at the Englewood Cinema in Englewood, Ohio!. For more information, check out the events page here. This one has been on the most anticipated list here at the Bloodsprayer for months!
Next up is a beautiful trailer for a new project, TEN from first time director Michael Epstein.
TEN is a collectivist, post-exploitation psychological thriller devised as a possible explanation for the events of the 1972 Spektor Island Massacre. On a cold December afternoon, ten women arrive at a mansion on Spektor Island, famed for years of reported hauntings and strange activities. Will they live through the night?
The all-female cast film is a response to exploitation, slasher, and thriller films, with particular focus on the kind of storytelling prominent in b-movies and genre films from the 1950s to the 1980s. It explores the meaning and fluidity of identity and takes a number of surprising turns, paying homage to filmmakers and producers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Roger Corman, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Jim Wynorski, Jean Rollin, Lloyd Kaufman, and Andy Sidaris.
The film was conceived by Sarah Wait Zaranek, Michael J. Epstein, and Sophia Cacciola as a two-minute trailer for the 2012 Brattle Theatre (Cambridge, MA) Trailer Smackdown. After selection as a “curator’s choice” at the Smackdown, a successful Kickstarter campaign with 258 backers raised a portion of the budget for the production. Principal shooting took place in December 2012 with expected festival release in 2013 and wider release in 2014.
“No one is who they seem. Not even you.”
Highland Myst Entertainment and Wolfclan Productions are proud to announce their newest film, THE HARROWING, a demonic, horror thriller currently filming on location in Dallas, Texas. In the tradition of SHUTTER ISLAND and JACOB’S LADDER, THE HARROWING follows fallen-from-grace Vice Detective Ryan Calhoun. After a routine surveillance goes horribly wrong, Calhoun is accused of the ritualistic murder of his best friend and partner, a prostitute, and a corrupt Congressmen. Unhinged and tormented by demonic dreams, and bent on discovering the truth, Calhoun is admitted to a forensic hospital for observation where, his sanity slowly sipping away, he begins to uncover the darkest, most terrifying truth imaginable.
Directed by Jon Keeyes (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, FALL DOWN DEAD), THE HARROWING stars Matthew Tompkins (KILLING DOWN, MISSIONARY MAN) as Detective Calhoun, veteran horror actress Debbie Rochon (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE) as the schizophrenic, necrophiliac Ella, Damon Carney (THE LONE RANGER) as Detective Jack Myers, Michael Crabtree (TEMPLE GRANDIN, PLACES IN THE HEART) as Lt. Logan, Robert McCollum (SUBURBAN NIGHTMARE) as Detective Greenbaum, and Ambre Lowe (PHOBIA) as Calhoun’s wife, Anne. Further casting announcements are coming soon including the addition of a Horror Icon to play the head of the forensic hospital, the possibly villainous Dr. Whitney.
Filming is currently underway in Dallas with the Producers expecting to wrap principal photography in April, 2013.
The Producing/Creative Team of Matthew Tompkins and Jon Keeyes are also preparing to release the horror film NIGHTMARE BOX and the psychological thriller ODD MAN OUT in 2013, and are busily developing a 6 part Mini-Series called THE MECHANICAL GRAVE, a Victorian Science Fiction/Steampunk series following the enormous popularity of the short film, THE MECHANICAL GRAVE, which Mr. Tompkins and Mr. Keeyes released in 2012.
Breaking Glass Pictures and Libertine Films are proud to announce the upcoming March 15 theatrical and VOD release of Jules Stewart’s directorial debut, K-11, a riveting drama that tells the story of a man’s plight after winding up in K-11, the Los Angeles County Jail’s transgender inmate unit.
Fifteen cities around the country are slated to host weeklong theatrical runs of K-11, starting at New York’s Cinema Village, Los Angeles’ Laemmle NoHo Theater, Phoenix’s Film Bar, Columbus’ Gateway Film Center, and others on March 15th. The film will be available nationwide on Demand the same day. Additional runs will follow in cities such as San Diego, San Francisco, Denver and Daytona.
K-11 stars Goran Visnjic (ABC-TV’s upcoming “Red Widow”, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, “ER”) as Raymond Saxx, a businessman whose drug use leads him to incarceration in the section of the Los Angeles County Jail reserved for LGBT inmates and firmly under the heel of Mousey (Kate Del Castillo, Under the Same Moon), a malicious transgendered inmate. Saxx has no idea how he got there — all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. Aggressive cellmates, corrupt officials and his own issues are just a few challenges he deals with while he pieces together a way out of this entirely new brand of hell.
Jules Stewart, mother to Twilight star Kristen, is a lauded script supervisor with over thirty years of experience in Hollywood. In 2010, Stewart formed Libertine Films with her business partner, producer Tom Wright. K-11 is their first feature.
K-11 also stars DB Sweeney (Taken 2), Jason Mewes (Jay & Silent Bob, Clerks), Portia Doubleday (Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie, Youth in Revolt) and Tommy “Tiny” Lister (The Fifth Element, Jackie Brown). Son Cameron Stewart makes his film debut in K-11 as Sledgehammer, while daughter Kristen Stewart (Twilight, On the Road) makes a special contribution.
K-11: Not Rated / 88 Minutes / English / Color
The official poster for the highly anticipated Netflix original series Hemlock Grove has finally been released! From executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, Hemlock Grove is a riveting one-hour murder mystery that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town. When 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell is brutally murdered, any of Hemlock’s peculiar inhabitants – or killer creatures – could be suspects. Through the investigation, the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing nothing is what it seems. Beautiful, terrifying and graphic, Hemlock Grove is unlike anything else in its genre. Look for the entire first season (all 13 episodes) to be released on April 19th!
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT UTTERS
LAST KIND WORDS
Coming to DVD and Digital Video May 21st
CHATSWORTH, CA – Image Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of RLJ Entertainment) announces Last Kind Words, a thrilling horror film about a young teen who moves to a secluded rural farm and learns that the surrounding woods have flesh-crawling stories to tell. Directed by Kevin Barker (Five Fingers) and featuring a cast including Brad Dourif (Halloween I, II), Spencer Daniels (Star Trek), Alexia Fast (Jack Reacher) and Marianne Hagan (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers), Last Kind Words is a chilling visual nightmare that will haunt viewers long after the last credit has rolled.
Last Kind Words arrives on DVD and Digital Download May 21st, with an SRP of $27.97 for the DVD. Pre-book is April 23rd.
17-year-old Eli has just moved with his family deep into the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the isolated farm of a local recluse. Inexplicably drawn into the strange forest that lies beyond the farm, Eli encounters the beautiful, sweet and mysterious Amanda– seemingly the perfect girl. But with the discovery of decaying bodies hanging from the trees, he realizes that the forest…and Amanda…are harboring some very dark secrets. Suddenly, Eli is living in a waking nightmare where the lines between life and death are scrawled in blood, and there is no escaping the terror from beyond the grave.
DEEP SECRETS, SHALLOW GRAVES WITH NEW HORROR PICTURE “ANIMOSITY”
NEW YORK, NY – 11th MARCH 2013 – Director/Writer Brendan Steere (THE VELOCIPASTOR) and Executive Producer Roy Frumkes(STREET TRASH, DOCUMENT OF THE DEAD) present the horror-thriller feature film ANIMOSITY.
A newlywed couple moves into a house in the middle of the woods. Soon, they discover the forest surrounding the house is host to sinister supernatural powers that cause them to turn against each other.
ANIMOSITY was produced by Brandon Taylor (THE REMEMBRANCE) and Michael Allen. It is the first feature film lensed by cinematographer Jesse Gouldsbury. The film is edited by Steve Burgess and scored by composer Geoff Gesch. Tracy Willet (SNOW), Marcin Paluch (THE RETRIBUTION), Tom Martin (DOCTOR BELLO), Alyssa Kempenski (SADIE THE WEBSERIES) and Stephan Goldbach (SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY) star.
Shot in the northeastern region in Pennsylvania, principle photography took place in August of 2012 and pickups ended in January of 2013.
Director Brendan Steere on Animosity: “I love movies with gobs of gore and blood, but this is just not that movie. I was thinking a lot about Ti West’s films while making it. Argento’s earlier giallo work. Alien and Rosemary’s Baby – movies that creep and build. There’s a palpable mystery and build that really I’m very happy with. I think we’ve really made something special, and I really hope the horror community responds to it.”
ANIMOSITY is having its east coast screening at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York City between May 4th and 7th of 2013.
Last, but certainly not least is a trailer for the zombie flick, Sick. Our last update on the film was way back in 2011, but now we begin to see exactly what writer/director Ryan M. Andrews had in his sick mind! Call me crazy, but any movie with zombies and Debbie Rochon in it automatically moves to the top of my must see list! Check out the trailer above, and I am in contact and will hopefully get a review up on the website soon!
That’s gonna wrap it up for this week. Till next time…