Wednesday, July 19, 2017

DEL PLAYA (2015) Official Trailer, Posters and Stillls

From the official press release:
Terror Films is set to release the indie thriller DEL PLAYA across multiple digital platforms in North America on Friday, July 21st. More info about the film after the synopsis and trailer below. SYNOPSIS: Matthew (Alan Ayala) is routinely abused by his stepfather. He has a crush on Claire (Devon Barnes) during high school. His love for Claire rides a fine line between persistence and obsession. And when, Matthew is jumped by her boyfriend, things turn violent. Five years go by and Claire discovers that her high school stalker has returned for her.

The film has been surrounded by controversy from the moment the filmmakers released a trailer on YouTube in 2015. There were claims made by several people, who saw the trailer, that the movie was based on college student Elliot Rodger. In 2014, Rodger killed six other students and wounded 14 others, in Isla Vista. Then, he killed himself. The controversy became so heated that a petition was created on by a former UCSB student, garnering approximately 30,000 signatures. The petition was a protest of the film. Meanwhile, major publications such as Variety and The Huffington Post reported on the controversy.

Writer/Director Shaun Hart admits that, while there may be similarities to the actual events that took place in 2013, this story is not based specifically on that incident. “I was completely blindsided by the Elliot Rodger story – another devastating tragedy in a long lineage of mass shootings,” Hart says. “The only difference for me was that I lived on that street where Elliot’s rampage ultimately ended. ”

When asked about his motivations regarding making the film, Hart said: “storytelling is powerful. Being a filmmaker, I began to put the question – why does this keep happening year after year? – into a story because I believe that’s a way that we can learn. We have to come to grips with the fact that – as a society – something is changing. There is a very real darkness descending on our country that is more frightening than any imaginary monster we can manufacture in a horror film. That’s what this film is about.”

As part of his effort to be socially responsible, Hart has decided that a portion of the film’s profits will go to Arts for Humanity! Arts for Humanity! is a non-profit based in Santa Barbara, California. Founded in 1997, this group empowers low income at-risk youth, people with disabilities and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs. They bring opportunities in the creative arts directly to marginalized community members through art programs that are provided to social service agencies through Santa Barbara County.

Terror Films will release the film across multiple digital platforms, in North America. The film will release in the U.S. and Canada. Digital Platforms hosting the release include: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play/You Tube, Sony PSN, X-Box, Vudu, Steam, Vimeo On Demand, Roku (Free Flix Tonight, 24 Hour Movie Channel, Free Grindhouse Flix Tonight), I Bleed Indie, Tubi TV and many others. Automatic Entertainment, the distributor’s official foreign sales partner, will begin introducing the film to foreign buyers at the AFM this November.

Stills released by Terror Films:

Stills from Del Playa's Facebook page:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

VOLUMES OF BLOOD: HORROR STORIES (2016) On DVD and Blu-ray Aug 1st

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories is coming to disc and digital on August 1 from hot genre label Dark Cuts. Full details about the Blu-ray and DVD special features can be found below after the trailer and synopsis.

Trailer: SYNOPSIS: A couple plan to purchase an old home but would like one last tour before the closing. They’re guided around the estate by a creepy realtor that may have more in store than they bargained for. Searching floor by floor, they begin to discover the remnants of its sordid and terrifying past… A popular 80’s franchise gets a modern upgrade, but at what price? On Halloween night a teen left home alone meets a trick or treater that wants more than just candy. A door to door insurance salesman makes a Thanksgiving house call with monstrous consequences. Andrew and Sara are happily married and plan on spending some quality time together, but something sinister has other plans for their evening. Carol’s Christmas Eve turns into a fight for survival when a vengeful stranger isn’t feeling the holiday spirit. Lastly, a birthday party turns bloody when some unexpected guests drop by at the wrong time. Seven interwoven tales of terror… how many stories does your house have?

Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories is a sequel to the indie horror anthology Volumes of Blood, hailed by critics as “The best damn anthology of 2015!” The first project under the newly created Blood Moon Pictures, LLC. the film is produced by P.J. Starks and Eric Huskisson (The Confession of Fred Krueger) and Christopher Bower (The Dooms Chapel Horror) and features 7 original horror stories from some of today’s most gifted genre filmmakers, including Justin Seaman (The Barn), Sean Blevins (A Brush with Death), and John Mayard (Nearly Dead). Also features actor Moses Moseley, best known for his role as one of Michonne’s “Pet Walkers” on AMC’s “The Walking Dead”; the acting debut of WWE legend Sir Mo from Men on a Mission; and original music by Rocky Gray (drummer for We Are the Fallen, Living Sacrifice, formerly of Evanescence) and Shane Prather (Sharknado franchise, Sinister Squad, Lavalantula).

– Cast & Crew Commentary Track
– The Art of Killing – special effects featurette
– House by the Video Store – behind-the-scenes featurette

– Cast & Crew Commentary Track
– Premiere Night Audio Track (watch the film with its first full audience)
– VOBHS: Premiere Night featurette
– The Art of Killing – special effects featurette
– Brian Storm Memorial Video
– From The Set: Escape Pod interview with Moses Moseley
– House by the Video Store – behind-the-scenes featurette

Pre-orders are now available: DVD / Blu-ray


Thursday, July 6, 2017

John Carpenter's TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT Anthology Series

This is fucking awesome, I hope this means every TFAHN episode will tell a new horror story that takes place on Halloween, like they tried to do with Halloween III Season of the Witch.

From the Press Release:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) today announced an overall development deal with John Carpenter, the celebrated director of horror films including Halloween, The Thing, and Escape from New York. Under the new deal, Carpenter will executive produce scripted programming with UCP for the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio, as well as for external networks and streaming services, along with his producing partner, Sandy King, under their Storm King Productions banner. The announcement was made today by Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development at UCP.

“John Carpenter is an incredible creator whose dark imagination has left an indelible mark in film and in our dreams,” said Olmstead. “We are thrilled to have a master of the horror genre join UCP.”

“I’m excited to partner with Universal Cable Productions on this venture into television. On one hand it’s a return home to Universal, where I have fond memories, and on the other it’s a step into the future with great new creative partners in programming,” said Carpenter.

UCP and Carpenter are already in development on “Tales for a Halloween Night” for SYFY. Based on Carpenter’s award-winning graphic novel anthology of stories where he brings together storytellers from the worlds of movies, novels, and comics for a collection of horror stories featuring graveyards, sunken ships, creepy crawlers, and ghosts that will haunt your dreams long after you’ve finished reading. A search for a writer is under way.

Additionally, UCP and Carpenter are developing “Nightside,” based on the literary series by New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green, with Jill Blotevogel (“Scream: The TV Series”) attached to write the script. Nightside is the secret heart of London beating to its own rhythm, pumping lifeblood through the veins of its streets and alleys, hidden in eternal darkness where creatures of the night congregate and where the sun is afraid to shine. It’s the place to go if you’re looking to indulge the darker side of your nature—and to hell with the consequences.

“Tales for a Halloween Night” and “Nightside” are the latest addition to UCP’s impressive genre development slate. The award-winning studio is in various stages of production and script development on a range of series including: “Happy!” for SYFY; “The Sinner,” “Damnation,” and “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G” for USA Network; “The Purge” for USA Network and SYFY; “All That Glitters” for Bravo; and “Impulse” for YouTube Red.

A native of Carthage, NY, Carpenter attended Western Kentucky University and the USC School of Cinema, where he began working on Dark Star. His breakthrough film, Halloween, spawned several sequels. He further cemented his reputation as a master of the genre with hits including Escape from New York, The Thing, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China. On the small screen, Carpenter directed the mini-series “Elvis” and Showtime’s horror trilogy “John Carpenter Presents Body Bags” as well as two episodes of STARZ’s “Masters of Horror.” On Halloween 2014, Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first album of non-soundtrack material, which achieved numerous international milestones and affirmed Carpenter’s lasting influence on genre score work. Lost Themes II was released with much fanfare in April of 2016, kicking off a twenty-nine city international tour around the world.

Sandy King has produced major theatrical hits including They Live and John Carpenter’s Vampires. For television she produced “John Carpenter’s Body Bags.” She continues to expand her comic book universe by both creating and writing the award-winning Asylum series. King also created, edited, and writes stories for Tales for a Halloween Night along with Carpenter.

Carpenter and King are represented by APA and Stankevich Law, Inc. Jill Blotevogel is represented by APA and McKuin Frankel Whitehead LLP.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

THE TERROR OF HALLOW’S EVE (2017) Poster and Trailer

The Terror of Hallow’s Eve is a 2017 supernatural horror film directed and co-produced by Todd Tucker from a screenplay by Zack Ward, based on a story by Ronald L. Halvas and Todd Tucker. The Illusion Industries / Quixotic production stars Doug Jones, Caleb Thomas, Christian Kane, Juliet Landau, Sarah Lancaster and Eric Roberts. The film's status is listed as completed @

After a screening in Los Angeles a few weeks back, The Terror of Hallow’s Eve will have its official world premiere at Horror Channel FrightFest in London, UK on August 28, 2017. Described as a charmingly chilling, affectionately creepy, retro-styled horror for the ages. Check out the trailer below after the synopsis.

FrightFest SYNOPSIS: Fifteen-year-old Timmy Stevens is brutally beaten up by High School bullies on Halloween. Yearning for revenge while carving out a pumpkin head, unknowingly he summons up the evil spirit of the hideous Scarecrow. And before long Timmy has unleashed a mighty supernatural force offering to grant his dark desires to scare his hated enemies to death. Be careful what you wish for!

THE TERROR OF HALLOW'S EVE from FrightFest on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HALLOWEEN Franshise (1978-2009) Supercut Trailer

A fan made saga super-trailer / music video of the Halloween movies by YouTube user TheMisterYuTube.

TheMisterYuTube's Description: In order to challenge myself, I used footage strictly from all the Halloween trailers except for Part 3 cause Season of the Witch technically isn't part of the franchise. I also sampled some sound effects and dialog from the HALLOWEEN 20th anniversary edition Soundtrack and included the iconic Music from the original 1978 film composed by John Carpenter and The Bowling Green Philharmonic Orchestra:

Friday, June 23, 2017

Watch THE TRICK OR TREATERS (2016) Full Movie, Screencaps, Poster, Trailer

Mike Chester's directorial debut The Trick or Treaters (2016) is the first found footage film shot and told in two perspectives. Filmed when he was 17 with a teenage cast on a literal zero budget, besides the cost of the camera. One handheld camera and a prop camera was used in certain shots to look as if two cameras were being used. All scenes were shot separately one after another rather than at the same time with two recording sources. The full movie premiered online last Friday uploaded to Youtube by the makers of the film RedRoot films, watch it now for free legally here or at the end of this post after the synopsis, web spot and screencaps/animated gifs below: SYNOPSIS:
During a mellow pre-Halloween night of drinks, pranks and old horror films, Amy and Jake film a last minute schedule video for their school's annual Halloween fundraiser, but they are quickly interrupted by a strange group of trick or treaters, also equipped with a video camera. Dismissing it as a prank by their friends, they ignore the strange interruption and continue with their night. As strange things continue to occur and escalate to an extreme level, the students quickly discover that they are dealing with dark individuals...and they don't want candy.

Official Web Spot 2017:

Screencaps/Animated Gifs:

Happy Happy Halloween III homage:

The Jack O Lantern faces/masks scenes:

Is that a drawing of the Silver Shamrock Halloween III masks? Awesome!

Happy Happy Halloween Silver Shamrock:

Watch The Trick or Treaters (2016) full movie below. Mike Chester's description: Here it is!!! My first experimental attempt at a film, really hope you enjoy it and thank you so much to everyone who has been so bloody supportive, it is so truly helpful and means a whole lot!! To terrifying for distributors, sure to become a Halloween cult classic!

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