Artsploitation Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Annex Entertainment’s MOLLY, the first post-apocalyptic female empowerment movie of it’s kind. Julia Batelaan stars as Molly and her character embodies strength, sensitivity, beauty, not to mention some mad fighting skills. Produced by Get Off The Road and directed by Colinda Bongers & Thijs Meuwese, the film is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2018.
In a future world canvassed with despair and violence, there’s a post-apocalyptic girl named Molly, and she is humanity’s final hope. The stories are true, she is a great female warrior who has overcome all adversities and survived despite insurmountable odds. She is what legends are made of. Now, a sadistic ringmaster who orchestrates an underground fight club has heard of her supernatural abilities and has sent his marauders to hunt her down to become the next big attraction of Thunderland.
“I loved this Molly, it is an English-language actioner that is fun, fast and furious and with Julia Batelaan in a star-making role as the avenging super-hero. We are proud to release this International pop genre film.” – Artsploitation President, Ray Murray
Ash Mountain Films & director Richard Rowntree, makers of the folk-horror festival hit “Dogged” have this week launched a crowdfunding campaign for their new feature film “Nefarious” – a home invasion horror/thriller with a twist.
Receiving 15% of their £20,000 goal in the first 72 hours of launch, the project is garnering plenty of support so far, and will run until 18th May.
Following the success of their first feature (which will be released later this year in North America & the UK on DVD & VOD by Left Films), the team have embarked on another ambitious feature film project, and they’re hoping for lots more support from the horror community to get it made.
Taking quite a different turn from the folk-horror sub-genre on this occasion, “Nefarious” centres on a home invasion which goes horrifically wrong and leaves the protagonists fighting for their lives against a predator of monstrous proportions.
The film promises to focus on themes relating to real world current issues including poverty & the class divide, mental health and sexual manipulation, and boasts a cast horror fans will be familiar with in Toby Wynn-Davies (Escape From Cannibal Farm, Dogged) and star of the hit Crypt TV short film “The Birch”, Aaron Thomas Ward.
The team have promised some imaginative & gory practical effects, combined with a very character driven story which should appeal to horror fans everywhere.
If you’d like to take a look at their campaign on Kickstarter, and maybe even contribute to getting this film made, check out the link below:
Cinema’s First Out Gay Superhero Faces His Greatest Challenge
Hollywood Legends Face Off in a New Star-Packed Adventure
“demonstrates its love for sci-fi and superheroes” — Los Angeles Times
“immensely fun and good-hearted cinema” — The Independent Critic
Surge of Power Enterprises and Indie Rights are proud to announce the Blu-ray, DVD and VOD release of the long-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking and lighthearted superhero movie Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes. Following a national theatrical rollout, Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel is also now available on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and YouTube Rentals. Additional platforms including iTunes and Vudu will soon follow.
Creator Vincent J. Roth returns to the cape-clad title role of Surge, cinema’s first out gay superhero. Roth is joined by a star-studded cast representing the forces of good and evil including “Star Trek” alums Nichelle Nichols and Robert Picardo, comedian Bruce Vilanch, “SuperFriends!” Wonder Woman Shannon Farnon, Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, The Exorcist‘s Linda Blair, “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” star Gil Gerard and the original Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno. The award-winning film has screened at festivals and conventions across the globe, taking home prizes for Best Comedy, Best Villain, Best Special Effects and Most Inspirational Lead Character.
Surge’s nemesis, the Metal Master, is out of jail and trying to reconcile with his estranged parents (Blair, Gerard) and tempted to continue a life of crime by Augur (Roberts), archnemesis of the wise Omen (Nichols, Picardo). Augur sends Metal Master to Las Vegas for mysterious crystals. Needing more crime fighting help, Surge activates the artificial intelligence in the Surgemobile (Vilanch, Farnon). Augur emerges from the shadows back in Big City, causing Omen to step into the fray, which alerts The Council, a supervillain cabal bent on world domination. Facing more enemies than ever before, Surge must do whatever it takes to save mankind.
Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel: PG-13 / USA / 90 minutes
The Blu-ray (SRP $19.99) and DVD (SRP $13.99) releases of Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel include a behind the scenes featurette presented by Vincent J Roth, Antonio Lexerot and Mario DeAngelis, deleted scenes and a sneak peek at Surge III featuring Nichelle Nichols. The Blu-ray exclusively includes three episodes from the first season of the web series “Surge of Power: Big City Chronicles”.
Black Neon is excited to announce the Australian release of the award winning sci-fi Noir, Anti Matter. It’s available NOW on DVD and Video-On-Demand. The DVD comes with exclusive VHS styled art along with director’s commentary, deleted scenes, VFX breakdown and trailer.
Director, Keir Burrows is available for for media interviews.
“Anti Matter is science fiction noir. Ana, an Oxford PhD student, finds herself unable to build new memories following an experiment to generate and travel through a wormhole. The story follows her increasingly desperate efforts to understand what happened, and to find out who – or what – is behind the rising horror in her life.”
“CHILLING… CEREBRAL” – DEN OF GEEK
“INCREDIBLY IMPRESSIVE” – DREAD CENTRAL
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THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER THE OFFICIAL BOAR THEATRICAL TRAILER IS HERE!
Information on the WORLDWIDE PREMIERE, INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES, THE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE and THEATRICAL RELEASE dates will be dropping on the official BOAR page! Stay tuned legends!
Boar is written and directed by Australian Horror Director Chris Sun (Charlie’s Farm, Daddy’s Little Girl)
Heading to cinemas soon, the film is backed by a local and international cast featuring the likes of John Jarratt (Wolf Creek, Django Unchained), Bill Moseley (Charlie’s Farm, House Of 1000 Corpses, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Simone Buchanan (Neighbours, McCleod’s Daughters), Nathan Jones (Charlie’s Farm, Mad Max: Fury Road), Hugh Sheridan (Packed To The Rafters), Roger Ward (Mad Max), Melissa Tkautz (Real Housewives of Sydney), Ricci Guarnaccio (Geordie Shore) and Ernie Dingo (Crocodile Dundee 2).
“The Boneyard Chronicles” by Cyprian Wyrmwood is one the most impressive books I have read. In a good way, a very good way.*
**Warning** This book contains very sensitive and strong adult content.
And how amazing is that…
When I took the book, I didn’t expect what I found. The beginning is amazing, a flash introduction to what you’re going to be drowned by, followed by a horror tale you won’t be able to put down. The story grows in suspense and “nightmare” as Wyrmwood whispers the events in the bottom of your mind.
The author tricks you, makes you think you’re diving in one dimension but it’s all just… an illusion. This book… soaks you in a grey/spine-chilling/terrifying feeling you can’t escape from.
He plays with two kinds of fears: the fear of the paranormal (where all the science fiction thread is developed) and the fear of psychopathic minds, what they’re able to do, and… why not you?
Besides this, man, this book is extreme. Honestly, if you’re easily offended, choose another one. This author pushes your limits, has no boundaries. Every single controversial scene is exposed in this piece. It will disturb you, it will curl your stomach and, some of the pages, you will read them trying to close your eyes. But you can’t. Because you want to read it. And you know it.
Wyrmwood takes personal care of every character, creating a spectrum of crossed emotions between them that gives birth to a sensorial web, which makes you feel paranoid. He knows what he’s doing at every line, every word.
A very, very special book. Sci-fi soaked in extreme horror scenes. I’m positive, science fiction lovers will fall in love with this book, and horror fans will be pleased and satisfied with all the blood and nightmarish material the author offers… for our delight.
This is a book to keep. A book to treasure. For us, extreme horror lovers, it’s not easy to find material which contents you. Wyrmwood, does.
“Meet the Blacks” Sequel “The House Next Door” Starring Mike Epps and Katt Williams will be First Film Released with Dark Circus Label
With the demand for urban-skewing content rapidly escalating, multihyphenate director, writer, producer and creator Deon Taylor (“Traffik,” “Supremacy,” “Motivated Seller”, the upcoming police drama “.38”) has launched Dark Circus – a production shingle solely dedicated to producing elevated urban / pop culture comedy and horror films and TV series.
Dark Circus is a wholly owned specialty label under Hidden Empire Film Group, the production company owned and run by partners Deon Taylor, Roxanne Avent and Robert F. Smith, with Shannon McIntosh partnering on the label as well.
With the creative autonomy and the ability to self-finance, develop, package and produce a wide range of theatrical films and television series, Hidden Empire is in a position to leverage the Dark Circus label to create a first-of-its-kind urban/horror/comedy brand rooted in pop culture.
“There is a substantial market for original, elevated content geared toward an urban audience and Dark Circus is a label created to provide just that, said Deon Taylor. “Audiences will know what to expect when they see something with Dark Circus logo attached to it.”
The debut project for the Dark Circus label will be a collaboration with Snoop Dog to produce “The Thrill” – a horror anthology TV series centered around a mysterious hotel on a lonely stretch of foreboding highway, where the unlucky guests who check in each week struggle to understand the supernatural events that unfold during their stay. Something dark lurks behind the façade of this roadside motor lodge… something even the macabre cast of regular employees can’t quite explain… an unsettling puzzle new guests slowly piece together during each episode that answers the question: Why have they been inexplicably drawn to The Last Stop Inn?
Through a series of flashbacks, each new guest remembers how they arrived and through this story, the guest comes to the horrific realization: The Last Stop Inn is a gateway between Heaven and Hell – a Purgatory in which the guest has been trapped because of something they did… and the fate of that guest’s soul is determined over the course of the episode.
While “The Thrill” will be the label’s debut TV production, Taylor’s urban comedy “The House Next Door” will serve as the debut release from Dark Circus. A sequel to his indie breakout hit “Meet the Blacks” which gained a cult following since opening theatrically in the top 10 at the boxoffice in April 2016, “The House Next Door” stars Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Rick Ross, Danny Trejo, Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, Andrew Bachelor (aka ‘King Batch’), Gary Owen and comedians Lil Duval, Michael Blackson and Tyrin Turner.
Taylor directed “The House Next Door” and produced the film with partners Roxanne Avent, Robert F. Smith and Shannon McIntosh. Mike Epps is a producer on the film via his Naptown Productions banner along with partner Niles Kirchner, who executive produced.
Taylor added, “We have the resources and market expertise to deliver branded content with a unique voice – one that speaks to an urban audience. I won’t say that this market is underserved, as there are a great deal of films still finding their way to the marketplace. However, our intention is to raise the bar with Dark Circus and create an enduring brand. Partnering with Snoop on this fist anthology series ‘The Thrill’ will have us coming out of the gates strong and we couldn’t be more excited.”
Overall, the launch of Dark Circus, continues a busy run for Taylor who wrote, directed and produced the thriller “Traffik,” which opens nationwide on April 20th (Lionsgate Codeblack release) and stars Paula Patton, Missi Pyle, Omar Epps, William Fichtner and Roselyn Sanchez. Taylor also wrote directed and produced the thriller “Motivated Seller” starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy and Megan Good, and also just produced, with Jamie Foxx, the comedy feature “All-Star Weekend,” starring Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Gerard Butler, Eva Longoria, Jeremy Piven, Jessica Szohr – directed by Jamie Foxx.
Taylor will next direct the movie “.38” – a gripping police drama based on real-life events.
Taylor’s films are financed by his longtime business partner and lead investor, Robert F. Smith. Robert Smith founded Vista Equity Partners in 2000 and is the firm’s Managing Principal. Vista has consistently ranked as one of the top Private Equity Firms in the world over the past 10 years with over $3 billion in capital under management.
About Deon Taylor
Deon Taylor is a boundary crashing, envelope pushing, unabashed, creative force in the world of film and television. A prolific writer, filmmaker, director and idea generator, Deon Taylor is a hybrid creative force and savvy producer. His work is innovative, his writing is cutting edge and his vision is distinctive. As a creator, Taylor chooses to forge his own path through Hollywood and into theatres and TV screens, to the delight of audiences seeking fresh, original content with a unique voice behind it. Taylor has written, co-written and directed dozens of films, TV series and special projects and his Hidden Empire Film Group produces a diverse array of larger budgeted projects, born of Taylor’s boundless energy as a multihyphenate visionary and pioneer.
For most of his career as a filmmaker and creator, Taylor has focused on the genre of horrors/thrillers and excelled. When Taylor was asked to read the script for the film “Supremacy” (inspired by actual events), his passion for a new type of project was birthed. Taylor helped put together an amazing cast for “Supremacy” that included Danny Glover, Derek Luke, Evan Ross and Lela Rochon. The film earned critical and commercial praise – so much so that the library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences requested a copy of the screenplay Supremacy for their permanent core collection.
Even before achieving critical acclaim with “Supremacy,” Taylor achieved cult status acclaim with his “Night Tales” franchise. Originating with “Night Tales: The Movie” in 2008, “Night Tales” has amassed a cult following among a young urban audience. “Night Tales: The Series,” aired on WGN and was hosted by Flavor Flav in 2009, and a new “Night Tales: The Movie,” was released in 2011. The latest feature installment, “Night Tales 2: The Movie” was released in 2015. Like so many other properties within Taylor’s domain, “Night Tales” pushes the envelope of horror and delivered content with varying degrees of shock value for different age groups and audiences. His wholly-owned Night Tales Presents label produces feature films and television series as well as a softer edged animated kids’ series on a branded interactive online platform.
Modern Horrors is proud to announce the release date for their debut short film titled BEDTIME. Written and directed by Jake Parker and executive produced by Luke Rodriguez and Jacob Hopkins of ModernHorrors.com, BEDTIME is a terrifying, voyeuristic glance into the night terrors of one very unfortunate young man.
The short will be made available to the public on March 23rd on ModernHorrors.com (via YouTube), but we’ve included two teaser trailers and a handful of still images for any coverage you decide to run. If additional assets are needed, or you’d like to review the short for your publication, please feel free to reply to this email or email me directly at luke@ModernHorrors.com.
Horror fans and casual viewers alike are singing the praises of Veronica. REC’s Paco Plaza has delivered a supernatural terror that is so unnerving to some Netflix subscribers that they are turning the film off midway through. The reaction is wide-spread enough that news of the film and its effects on viewers has gone viral. with the movie receiving so much attention from global media we thought we’d take the pepsi challenge. Although the HorrorFix staff genuinely liked the Spanish language shocker, we are admittedly a little desensitized. So, you might ask, “What movies did get under HorrorFix’s skin”? Well, so glad you inquired! Here then are 5 movies currently streaming on Netflix that we feel give Veronica a run for its money!!!
5. The Ritual This one was gathering quite a bit of steam upon its arrival. 4 friends celebrate the life of their deceased buddy, going on a camping trip that not only gives them the kind of reflection that they need to grieve, but also begs questions about the morality of the group, its members and proves a forum for their guilt. Their emotional journey is cut short by a very real threat to their sanity and lives when they decide to take a shortcut after one of the gang gets hurt.
If this sounds like your usual horror movie trope, you wouldn’t be far from the mark. However, with such a solid cast and its emotional groundings, The Ritual not only veers from the usual horror shortcomings, it makes you genuinely care for the case in a way where the fear becomes contagious, eventually infecting the audience. There’s a genuine sense of dread and foreboding that heightens the tension making this one effective scarefest.
4. BackCountry Lawdy, lawdy lawdy!!!! Back Country, for all its simplicity of story is just a bucket of suspense. Now I know this is gonna sound familiar, BUT a couple (Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym) go camping only to find that a wrong turn gives them more trouble than they bargained for. Again, this superbly acted and directed (Adam MacDonald) thriller makes up for the more than tired premise with its execution and in this instance, its antagonist. The couple’s fear is so palpable here that it usually puts you on the edge of your seat.
Although the threat here is very natural in its origins, don’t underestimate the scares. Once the couple realizes that they are being hunted, BackCountry becomes an absolute nailbiter.
3. The Void Otherworldly cosmic horror can be hit or miss. The Void, like a love letter to the bizarre, hits and keeps hitting all the right Lovecraftian notes throughout its entire running time. An isolated hospital under siege by both human and unnatural forces sets the stage for a Argento/Fulci/Carpenter/Gordon spectacle that harkens back to the golden age of horror.
The Void manages to give the audience an f/x spectacle while still keeping enough in the shadows to let its bizarre imagery get under your skin. fans of Lovecraft and The Thing will rejoice. Others will just have to appreciate The Void’s offerings through their tightly clenched fingers.
2. The Invitation There is often nothing as terrifying than realizing that everything you thought you new about your friends and family is wrong. The idea of change is scary enough and the concept of change through trauma is both confusing and horrifying.
Couple the confusion of losing your place socially with a healthy heaping of paranoia and Invitation can really get inside your head with that lingering fear that will have you hiring taste testers for years to come. Logan Marshall-Green and horror fave John Carrol Lynch round out a superb cast that ratchets up the tension at every turn!
1. The Nightmare Part documentary, part hallucinatory trip through primal fear, The Nightmare tops out our list with a very resounding bump in the night. Sleep paralysis affects a lot of people, BUT the common threads, the things that its sufferers commonly see? Well THIS really is the stuff of nightmares.
Room 237’s Rodney Ascher delivers a documentary that will leave you struggling to worm your way under your covers and then realize the horror of what awaits you once you get there. This one will leave you wishing you left the lights on and scanning the bedroom for moving shadows for weeks to come.
I’m very happy I came across this book. I had never read anything from Van Leerdam and I’m greatly surprised.
This book is a sweet read, a horror little tale you’d love having next to your bed.
I love these short stories, it kind of reminds me of “Tales from the Crypt“, which I was a total fan when I was a kid. Short, sharp, right to the point, with a lesson, a horrific lesson. The reviews for this title are great, and it completely deserves it.
The author introduces all the essential elements to make a horror thread interesting and catching: suspense from the very first page, a little romance (without turning it into a strawberry cake, thank you), darkness, blood and paranormal creatures (which, of course, I’m not going to reveal because Leerdam’s suspense is too well sewed as to ruin it giving away any detail).
I know a book is good when I can’t help gesturing, talking or murmuring when I read. I did, with this little piece. It provokes in you, “Oh?!”, “Awm….” and “Ah! Well played…” moments. I’m making a little collection of books (in paperback, because they deserve to be honoured) I want to keep close, and I can tell you now, that this one is going to be there very soon. I loved it. In fact, I’m going to check other titles, because reading Leerdam has been one of the most pleasurable moments of this week.