Category Archives: Horror Films

Shockwave: Countdown to Disaster

Los Angeles, CA: MarVista’s Shockwave has set a date for destruction. This disaster focused feature will be Available on Digital and HD on August 29th. The film, from director Nick Lyon (Isle of the Dead, 2016), stars: Rib Hillis (Haunting of the Innocent), Stacey Oristano (“Sons of the Devil”), Bruce Thomas (Army of Darkness), and Ed Amatrudo. The film’s lead producer was Autumn Federici (Patient Seven). This thriller deals with a doomsday device, which is accidentally released, leaving the world in peril. More release details on this exciting thriller are hosted here.

The film’s latest sneak peek involves a series of production stills. The images show actor Rib Hillis as Rob and Stacey Oristano as Kate. Their lives are endangered once the Earth’s crust begins to open up. Other stills show actor Tyler Perez as Jake, escaping a cataclysm. Meanwhile, a government body does their best to prepare for the worst. These latest stills provide the closest look yet, of Shockwave!

As well, director Lyon has recently revealed the difficulties of working on a disaster film. Lyon has said: “working on a disaster genre film is always one of the toughest things to do in film in my opinion, especially low budget film where resources are limited…[however] it was possible because of a great writer, producer, cast and crew who were all very supportive in entrusting the vision I had.” Some of Lyon’s vision can be seen in the latest promotional details, with more to come this August 29th, when the film is released.

The Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNmQzX8Juaw&feature=youtu.be

Official Synopsis: When massive volcanic storms begin to spew from the Earth, geophysicist Kate Ferris must convince the Department of Defense that the storms are being caused by a deadly seismic weapon and find a way to stop the device.

Release Date: August 29th, 2017 (DIGITAL, HD).

Director: Nick Lyon. Writers: Blaine Chiappetta, Rafael Jordan and Ari Novak.

Cast: Rib Hillis, Stacey Oristano, Bruce Thomas, and Ed Amatrudo.

More stills: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3kfs3h2ig8ukjcm/AAC71fN33olkSQ3ddG9BomLXa?dl=0

Shockwave at Marvista: http://www.marvista.net/catalog_items/278

The film on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shockwavethemovie

On Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashockwavefilm

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shockwavethefilm/

 

A Young Woman Finds Out What Really Scares Her in THE DOCUMENTARY Releasing from Terror Films

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 21, 2017) – Terror Films is set to release THE DOCUMENTARY onto digital platforms this Tuesday, August 22. The film was written and directed by Walter Moise (producer/editor of the award winning sci-fi indie Counter Clockwise).  The cast is comprised of Tristin Rupp, Jake B. Miller, and Aaron Bowden. The film’s official artwork and trailer are available now.

Through a found footage aesthetic, the story follows Sandra Novak (Rupp) who has agreed to be the subject of a documentary film. The documentary deals with “conquering fear.” Unbeknownst to her, the filmmaker that has chosen her may have ulterior motives as he infiltrates her home and begins to gather information to sabotage her relationship and her life.

Moise has something to say of the filmmaking process. Moise has said: “I was trying to capture the closest thing to actual reality. I shot the whole film in chronological order and chose not to write a script but a treatment that the actors would improvise.”  Moise also says that he has derived inspiration from the works of Michael Haenke and Stanley Kubrick.

In their ongoing effort to bring the best and most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms. Platforms include:  iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others.  The release begins with North America and will be followed by a worldwide digital release on iFlix.  

Terror Films has provided the official poster art plus a link to the official trailer and one clip from the film (“You told me about a fear…”).

THE DOCUMENTARY Official Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa1gTfyEzoY

THE DOCUMENTARY clip “You told me about a fear…”:

https://youtu.be/ZLKNAK4ZlPY

For more information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

And here: www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

 

Terror Films Debuts Official Poster & Trailer for Disturbing Sibling Tale I KNOW YOU’RE IN THERE

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 18th, 2017) Horror genre distributor Terror Films is releasing I Know You’re in There today, August 18th!

I Know You’re in There was written and directed by Robert Lawson Gordon. The film stars: Will Hurst, Grainne McDermott, Mindee de Lacey and Karin Lee. In the story, Tom Redding (Hurst), after his mother’s suicide, discovers that he has a sister named Chloe (McDermott). Chloe is catatonic and completely paralyzed.  Later, Tom takes her on a trip to their dead mother’s isolated home partly  – in hopes of documenting her rare illness. Their bonding time is disrupted by unexpected twists into madness as a supernatural evil presents itself.  

The film has been met with some critical acclaim. Wicked Channel has stated: “…the story is kick-ass and the suspense in the film is ever present.” Peter ‘Witchfinder’ Hopkins of Horrorscreams Videovaultstates: “if you like…a story that keeps you hooked, check out I Know You’re in There.

In their ongoing effort to bring the best and most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms. Platforms include: iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others.  The release begins with North America and will be followed up by a worldwide digital release on iFlix.  

Terror Films has provided the official poster art plus a link to the official trailer, here.

The I Know You’re in There official trailer:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks7d28mHI2s

For more information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

And here: www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

 

Terror Films Set to Show Three Horror Tales Throughout August (Interior, I Know You’re in There & The Documentary)

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2017) – Terror Films is gearing up to release three new indie horror titles this month!

The first film up is festival standout Interior. Interior is set for release on Tuesday, August 15th. This title follows a down and out filmmaker. He is hired to document an unexplainable and frightening phenomenon, that has been occurring in a young couple’s new home. The film won “Best Director” and “Best Sound Design” at the NYC Horror Film Festival (2015), “Best Horror Feature” at Shriekfest (2015), “Best Domestic Film” at the Starlite Film Festival (US, 2015), “Best Thriller Feature” at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival (2014), “Best Florida Feature” at the Freak Show Horror Film Festival (2014), along with an “Audience Award” at the Knoxville Horror Film Fest (2015). Interior was written and directed by Zachary Beckler.

I Know You’re in There Robert Lawson Gordon Still

Rolling out on its heels is I Know You’re in There; this film is set to release on Friday, August 18th. I Know You’re in There tells the tale of Tom Redding who, after his mother’s suicide, discovers that he has a sister. She is completely paralyzed and unable to speak, however.  Together, they travel to their dead mother’s isolated home – where Tom hopes to document his sister’s illness. Their travels are disrupted by an unexpected twist, that forces them to face a mad and supernatural evil.  I Know You’re in There was written and directed by Robert Lawson Gordon.

I Know You’re in There Still Robert Lawson Gordon

And, finally, on Tuesday, August 22nd this genre distributor will release, The Documentary. This title involves a beautiful, young woman. She gives consent to allow a filmmaker to use her as a subject, in his new movie dealing with conquering fear.  Unbeknownst to her, he may actually be a deranged stalker…or something even worse! The Documentary was written and directed by Walter Moise.

Interior Zachary Beckler Shadow Still

In their ongoing effort to bring the best and most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release these films across multiple digital platforms. Digital platforms hosting these titles include:  iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others.  Each release will begin with a North American release, followed by a worldwide digital launch on iFlix.  

The Documentary Walter Moise Tristin Rupp Sandra Still

The official posters and trailers will debut several days before each film’s release date. But, in the meantime, you can check out these early, creepy stills!

For more information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

Or at: www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

For review screener links send requests to: nick@terrorfilms.net

30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story is a Documentary on Counter-culture and the Rise of Collectibles

West Hollywood, California (Tuesday, August 8th) – Indican Pictures is set to release the pivotal documentary on the Garbage Pail Kids. Titled 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story, this documentary revisits the artists, who made these collectibles famous. Showing a rare glimpse into the corporate culture of Topps as they launched Garbage Pail Kids through the height of the cards fame, the downfall from the legal battle with the Cabbage Patch kids and their untimely demise. The film is jam packed with interviews of over a half dozen artists. Each artist penned these counter-culture trading cards and each artist gives you the inside story of why these cards poked fun at: the collectibles’ movement, the 80’s culture of greed and gave kids a unique piece of historical fun. Details on the film’s theatrical and home entertainment launch are available here.

This documentary interviews actors from the ‘80s film, Garbage Pail Kids the Movie (1987). Interviews take place with: Mackenzie Astin, Debbie Lee Carrington and others. It also includes interviews with Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Art Spiegelman, Pumpkinhead screenwriter Gary Gerani, comic book artists Tom Bunk and John Pound. It even includes an interview with TV producer Adam F. Goldberg (creator of the Goldbergs TV Series). Many of the artists from the original series are revisited, for their take on what made these cards so popular. The film also includes collectors, of the cards, who share their nostalgic memories and collections with the world, in this one-of-a-kind documentary. All of these people and more give their take on what made The Garbage Pail Kids so famous, such a worldwide sensation.

30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story hits theatres this summer in select cities. Indican Pictures will launch this title in several theatres, starting August 18th and continuing throughout the month of August and September. On 9/20/17, 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story will show in front of an even larger audience as the film is launched nationwide, throughout the United States. All of the release details on this artistic movement and the collectors are hosted here.

The trailer for: https://vimeo.com/228398601 PW: IP_GPK_2017

The film’s official synopsis: In the 1980′s some eclectic underground cartoonists parodied a popular doll craze (whose name cannot be spoken…). The resulting pop culture commercial trading cards/stickers tapped into an international zeitgeist that was brewing in a young generation who felt that this product spoke to the revulsion they had for the corporate junk that was being fed to them. Learn the truth behind the myth of The Garbage Pail Kids, the lawsuit that ensued and the resulting iconic status!

Release Date: August, 2017 (U.S., Limited Theatrical) and September 20th, 2017 (VOD/DVD). Director/writer: Jeff Zapata, Joe Simko.

Interviewees: Art Spiegelman, John Pound, James Warhola, Adam F. Goldberg, Tom Bunk, Jay Lynch, Mark Newgarden, Gary Gerani, Len Brown, Mackenzie Astin, Debbie Lee Carrington, Arturo Gil.

More film details at Indican: http://bit.ly/2flLdAX

The film’s homepage: https://www.30yearsofgarbage.com/

About Indican Pictures: Indican Pictures acquires and distributes feature films to a broad range of entertainment outlets by providing a diverse selection of movies across: theatrical, home video, TV, VOD, PPV and streaming platforms.

 

GOD’S KINGDOM TRAILER

Guy Soulsby follows up his award winning short DEVIL MAKES WORK with a new bold but bleak horror film called “GOD’S KINGDOM“.

The story follows JACK and ELLA who travel alone, taking the path less trodden. Dishevelled and dirty they keep away from people, towns and cities, off the grid. They are hiding, on the run, but from what and why? It’s unclear who ALEXANDER works for but what’s apparent is that violence is his forte, he is driven by a darker force to find the pair. It’s a game of cat and mouse, the hunter chases the hunted.

Established Films presents “GOD’S KINGDOM” a Found Studio production in association with Focus24. The film boasts a cast of well known British film and TV actors including Anthony Flanagan (The Terrors, The Red Riding Trilogy, ShamelessAlistair Petrie (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Manager, Rush) Mark Wingett (Snow White and the Huntsmen, Quadrophenia, The Bill) Paul Hurstfield (Dead Man’s Shoes) Jack Johns (Dog and the Elephant, Insomnia, Maigret Sets a Trap) Robert Goodman (Gangs of New York, Joan or Arc) Rod Glenn (American Assassin, Ripper Street) Amanda Foster (Fast and Furious 6, Edge ofTomorrow, Die Another Day) and introducing Leah Rhodes.

Film Website: – “GOD’S KINGDOM

Vimeo Link: – “GOD’S KINGDOM

The Slender Man Film Closes Its Cast and will Begin Filming Soon

One of the characters of creepypasta that has become increasingly popular thanks to the games and the phenomenon of gameplays on youtube. The character owes his fame to YouTubers and vice versa in many cases.

The story of Slender Man may seem chaotic to follow but take as a reference a video from three years ago by YouTuber Angel David Revilla (DrossRotzank).

Slender was created by Eric Knudsen in 2009, who created the character for a horror forum contest “The Something Awful”. The success of its creation has carried over to a series of Internet, video games, the mentioned film and surely the nightmares of many.

Nocturne Invites You to Face the Devil this July 25th “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Demon Scorned.”

La Vergne, Tennessee (Friday, July 21st) – Monarch Home Entertainment will release Steve Shimek’s Nocturne, this Summer. The film involves a late night gathering and a seance. A spirit is invited to the party, leaving a group of friends fighting for their lives. The film stars: Clare Niederpruem (The Maze), Darien Willardson (Storm Rider) Melanie Stone, Colton Tran and Jake Stormoen. To release on DVD in late July, a preview of the film’s home entertainment launch is available here.

Nocturne Steve Shimek DVD Artwork

Jo (Niederpruem) has something to hide from her past. Her unsuspecting friends perform a late night ritual, which opens a hellish gate. Now, Jo is forced to confront her mistakes as her friends try to escape a supernatural spirit!

Nocturne Steve Shimek Bloody Hand Still

Monarch Home Entertainment has already set the film’s United States’ release date. On July 25th, the film will be available at most DVD retailers, including Amazon. This title will release in an unrated version. And, the DVD artwork for Nocturne is available now, for horror film fans.

Nocturne Liam Colton Tran Hiding Still

The official DVD trailer for Nocturne: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lht-Ti5Kf1A

Official synopsis: A girl running from her past is forced to confront her future when her friends perform an impromptu seance. Dirty secrets are revealed and an uninvited guest joins the party.

Nocturne Melanie Stone Vi Scream Still

Street Date: July 25th, 2017Rating: Not Rated SRP: $19.95 UPC: 723952079558Genre:Thriller, HorrorCat #:MHV 7955Run Time: 90 Minutes

Director: Steve Shimek.. Cast: Clare Niederpruem, Melanie Stone, Darien Willardson, Colton Tran, Jake Stormoen.

More details at Monarch: http://www.monarchhomeent.com/m/Nocturne

Available for purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Nocturne-Clare-Niederpruem/dp/B071NNQGM1/

 

Playing with Dolls: Havoc Available through VOD July 20th!

Redding, California (Thursday, July 20th) – Playing with Dolls: Havoc is the third film in this horrifying series. A slasher film, Playing with Dolls: Havoc was developed by director Rene Perez and production house Von Metz Entertainment. The third film find’s serial killer and psychopath Havoc escaping from his prison. This time, he targets his jailers and the local residents of an isolated wood. The film will be available through Video-on-demand this Thursday, July 20th.

Playing with Dolls Havoc Rene Perez Movie Poster

The story also involves a sadist and voyeur. He (Richard Tyson) holds Havoc in a closed cave, to commit murder. But, Havoc turns the tables and finds a way out of his confines. Now, he is free to kill again and again and again…

Playing with Dolls Havoc Drag Still

Perez is revitalizing the slasher genre. With brutal kills and the feminine figure, Playing with Dolls: Havoc brings back some of the best elements of this horror sub-genre. Fans of slashers can see this latest film, on 4K Ultra, via Amazon and Vimeo. The release begins this week, with more release details, for Playing with Dolls: Havoc, below.

Playing with Dolls Havoc Stormi Maya Still

The film’s trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4n7MffgJP8

More stills here and the poster: https://we.tl/LmxSh4159c

Official synopsis: When serial killer Havoc escapes from his prison, there is no holding back. He descends upon unsuspecting lovers in their cabin get away. The world’s most brutal killer is loose and his thirst for blood cannot be stopped!

Release Date: Thursday, July 20th, 2017 (VOD: Amazon, Vimeo).

Director/writer: Rene Perez.

Cast: Nicole Stark, Kyle Clarke, Stormi Maya and John Scuderi.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playingwithdollsmovies/

The film’s homepage: www.pwdhavoc.com  

Available for viewing here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0741GB78T/

And here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/playingwithdollshavoc

 

Shaun Hart’s Controversial Film Del Playa Creates a Monster this July 21st

LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, July 17, 2017) Terror Films is set to release the indie thriller DEL PLAYA across multiple digital platforms in North America on Friday, July 21st.  

Del Playa Stalker Still

The film’s story follows Matthew (Alan Ayala), who 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.

Del Playa Shaun Hart Movie Poster

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 Change.org 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. ”

Del Playa Hostage Shaun Hart Still

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.  

Del Playa Matthew Alan Ayala Beating Still

Terror Films will release the film across multiple digital platforms, in North America. The film will release in the U.S. and Canada. Digital pPlatforms 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.

The genre distributor has released several stills, the official poster and trailer leading up to the film’s July release. All of the items are available now!

The official trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTXVAiNJw1s

More information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

Or: https://www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

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