Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Get Trapped In Danielle Harris' INOPERABLE on DVD and VOD February 6th


Horror Icon Danielle Harris Races Against TimeChristopher Lawrence Chapman's Inoperable Pits Her Against a Hurricane and a Time LoopAvailable on DVD and Digital HD Nationwide February 6th



Zorya Films, Millman Productions and ITN Distribution are putting scream queen Danielle Harris under the knife with the February 6th DVD and VOD release of Christopher Lawrence Chapman's Inoperable.  Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, Rob Zombie's Halloween, the Hatchet franchise) stars as Amy, a hospital patient who must battle nature and the supernatural before she ends up trapped for eternity.  Chapman directed from a script he co-wrote with producer Jeff Miller following their collaboration on Clowntown.   Inoperable will be available nationwide on DVD, Cable VOD and Digital HD on February 6th.



A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching. She realizes the storm has awakened malevolent forces, trapping her in a time loop. She must escape the hospital before the storm passes or she will be trapped in its halls forever.


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sorry Jack, Chucky's Back with New Fright-Rags Apparel - Plus Stephen King's Misery


Sorry Jack, Chucky's back with new Fright-Rags apparel - plus Stephen King's MiseryOn sale now at Fright-Rags.com


2018 marks Fright-Rags' 15th anniversary, and the company is celebrating the only way it knows how: by releasing even more unique horror apparel!

Sorry Jack, Chucky's back! Fright-Rags' new Chucky collection includes four T-shirts, five enamel pins, and two pairs of socks. Various incarnations of the killer doll from throughout the Child's Play franchise are represented by artists Eddie Holly, Nathan Milliner, Jason Edmiston, Matthew Skiff, Matt Ryan Tobin, and Sara Deck.

Fright-Rags also has a special treat for "cockadoodie" Stephen King fans. As with the recent IT release, they've teamed original artist Robert Giusti to bring the Misery dust jacket art to T-shirts and hoodies.

The Chucky and Misery collections are on sale now at Fright-Rags.com.



Fright-Rags' 15th year is poised to be a landmark one. The Silence of the Lambs, Ash vs Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Stephen King's Pet Sematary, Die Hard, and The Cabin in the Woods are just a few of the licenses with which they'll be working in 2018. As if that weren't enough, 15 "classick" out-of-print designs will receive limited edition re-prints throughout the year, beginning on January 20!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Sony's HOUSE OF DEMONS Coming to Digital and DVD


Terror Finds a New Home in the Supernatural Horror-Thriller


Starring Amber Benson (TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”)      



HOUSE OF DEMONS




Available on DVD and Digital February 6



~ Bonus Features Include Deleted Scenes, Director’s Commentary,

and 3 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes!  ~



 Terror finds a new home in the supernatural horror-thriller HOUSE OF DEMONS, which is being distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on digital and DVD February 6. Amber Benson (TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) leads a hot cast of up-and-coming actors in this chilling tale of four old friends who reunite at a remote rental house once used by a Manson Family-like cult and which now has the power to manifest its inhabitants’ deepest fears and darkest demons.

Written and directed by Patrick Meaney (Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously) and co-starring Dove Meir (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”), Chloe Dykstra (TV’s “Heroes of Cosplay”), Morgan Peter Brown (Ouija), Tiffany Smith (TV’s “Attack of the Show”), Taliesin Jaffe (TV’s “Critical Role”), Whitney Moore (Birdemic 1 & 2), Jeff Torres (TV’s “Pitch”), and Kaytlin Borgen (Text), HOUSE OF DEMONS opens its doors on DVD with frighteningly fun bonus features, including deleted scenes, director’s commentary, and the behind-the-scenes featurettes “Meet the Cast & Crew,” “Bringing the Story to Life,” and “Composers of House of Demons.”

     

Synopsis: Gwen, Matthew, Katrina, and Spencer were best friends for years, until a terrible tragedy tore them apart. Ten years later, they reunite in a rented house for a destination wedding. What they don't know is that in the late ‘60s, the house was home to a Manson Family-like cult run by Frazer, a charismatic former scientist pushing the boundaries of human consciousness. His experiments echo through time and manifest everyone's darkest fears and memories, blurring time as Frazer's cult and the present day collide over the course of one long night, where everyone must confront their darkness or be destroyed by it.

From Smith Global Media, HOUSE OF DEMONS was produced by Patrick Meaney, Jordan Byrne (Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts), Jordan Rennert (Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously), and Brian Townes. Executive producers are Tom Blair, Michael Parness, and William Robert Webb III.   



DVD Bonus Features Include:

·        Meet the Cast & Crew

·        Bringing the Story to Life

·        Composers of House of Demons

·        Deleted Scenes

·        Director’s Commentary



HOUSE OF DEMONS has a run time of approximately 90 minutes and is rated R for violence/bloody images, drug content, language and some sexuality.


ABOUT SMITH GLOBAL MEDIA

L.A.-based Smith Global Media, founded by Harry Smith, is now assembling a domestic theatrical release slate that will see the company bring 10-12 films, spanning all genres, to theaters over the next year and half.



Priding itself on operating as a nimble, intensely filmmaker-focused distributor, Smith Global Media is dedicated to working with both world-renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to servicing a still vibrant and meaningful sector of the theatrical marketplace that studios have largely abandoned.



Smith Global Media markets and distributes key-branded films with high-production value, and related branded products, cast with worldwide recognizable talent, and strong commercial appeal with broad audiences.



Smith Global Media maintains an exclusive output distribution deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, under which all Smith Global Media films are distributed.



ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Powers of Hell Grab a Bride of Christ in the First Trailer for SULPHUR FOR LEVIATHAN


Sulphur for Leviathan to Haunt the Festival CircuitSodom & Chimera Productions Debuts Trailer & StillsFeaturing a Nun in the Battle for Her Soul


Sodom & Chimera Productions has debuted the first trailer and new stills for Sulphur for Leviathan, the 13 minute companion piece to last year's The Temple of Lilith.   

Sulphur for Leviathan is the newest blending of arthouse and horror from experimental filmmaker James Quinn, who proudly stated, "Sulphur for Leviathan is a film that started out purely as an idea of rage. An outcry of anger against the anti-rationalism of the Catholic church, in this case not the more widely discussed controversies such as reoccurring cases of pedophilia and abuse, but rather the many moral codes they like to preach, like the commonly known 'turn the other cheek'. While that may sound like a rather aggressive reason for a film, it is in its essence nothing but a piece of food for thought, intended to raise some questions about tough moral decisions that would be executed in a vastly different way outside of the religious concept."


Sulphur for Leviathan stars Susan M. Martin as The Nun, known for Plank Face and Space Babes from Outer Space, as well as Jerry Larew as Lucifer, widely known for his portrayal of Alfie in the She Was So Pretty films. Other roles include Craig Long as Satan, and Joseph Knapik, head of the Columbus Zombie Walk, as a demon priest.

The score was created by composer Leanna Primiani, who recently worked on the award winning horror short The Daughters of Virtue. The film also features music by the band Come to Grief, a Doom/Sludge Metal band from Boston, whose song Killed by Life was used for the end credits.


Sulphur for Leviathan revolves around a nun, who suddenly finds herself progressively fantasizing about things that shouldn't be in her head, increasingly having to face her own doings of blasphemy, all leading up to something demonically dark and sinister. Portrayed in a surreal manner both in color and black and white, with a heavy focus on elegant cinematography, the film tells a satanic tale of unfulfilled desires, lust, blasphemy and existential dread, packed in a controversial and disturbing, but calm and poetic experience that is heavily inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky, with a touch of satanism.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

What Happens to Art in the Internet Age? Find out in the Provocative Doc #artoffline, Arriving on DVD on 2/13


WHAT HAPPENS TO ART IN THE INTERNET AGE?


INDIEPIX FILMS EXPLORES THE CONTEMPORARY
ART WORLD'S CRISIS IN A TIMELY, REVEALING DOC


#artoffline


Street Date: February 13, 2018

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Are technology and the internet changing the art world forever?

In the timely and revealing documentary, #artoffline - an Official Selection at the Rotterdam International Film Festival - director Manuel Correa documents the crisis facing the contemporary art world.  Can the internet change the way art is controlled in terms of reception, production and distribution?  Leading artists, curators, philosophers and art critics interviewed believe that endless reproduction liberates artwork from a muddled marketplace and an undemocratic exhibition circuit, while wondering whether the urge for physical objects is just a nostalgic fetishism.  During #artoffline, it becomes apparent that despite enormous resistance, digital technologies have  effectively transformed the experience of art forever. Shot in Vancouver and in Berlin during the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, this provocative documentary takes audiences behind the scenes, and inside the ideas that are already shaping the art of tomorrow.
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#artoffline

Running Time: 60 Minutes
Genre:  Art/Documentary
Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9
Audio: Stereo

About IndiePix Films®
Since 2004, New York-based IndiePix Films® has delivered a highly-curated collection of the best independent films from around the world.  Offering a singular catalog of nearly 2,000 films across genres, the IndiePix team selects singular titles from the international festival circuit.  Avenues for distribution include their newly-launched streaming service, IndiePix Unlimited, their dedicated commerce site, IndiePixFilms.com, which offers download-to-own, streaming rental and physical media direct to consumers, and via national retail channels and select theatrical exhibition.  IndiePix also owns Festival Genius, the premier platform for connecting film festivals to audiences through online ticketing, calendars, iphone apps, and more.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

After 50 years, LO-FI SCI-FI Spoof BUCKY AND THE SQUIRRELS Comes to Theatres Starting January 26

DAUNTLESS STUDIOS RELEASES LONG-AWAITED SCi-FI ROCKUMENTARY BUCKY & THE SQUIRRELS

"The Greatest Rock Band Ever Frozen Alive for 50 Years"


WHAT IF Your Favorite Pop Band from 1968 Came Back To Life in 2018?

Find Out When Slapstick Feature by Writer/Director Allan Katz Arrives in Theatres Beginning January 26

Features Cameos by Jason Alexander, Richard Lewis, Mike Ferrell, and Raquel Castro

New Trailer Released



Dauntless Studios has announced the imminent theatrical release of their recent acquisition, the Lo-Fi, Sci-Fi spoof BUCKY & THE SQUIRRELS from Emmy®-nominated director, prolific writer/producer Allan Katz. The film will begin a 45-screen theatrical run beginning in the Midwest and spreading west on January 26, 2018. A national digital/DVD release will follow later in the spring.

From the college town of Appleton, Wisconsin (and his own imagination) comes a story 50 years in the making. Katz explains,


“Back in 1968, a one-hit wonder rock band from Appleton, Wisconsin vanished in a plane crash somewhere in the Swiss Alps. Now, 50 years later, the aircraft has just been discovered with the Squirrels still inside - frozen alive. After they've returned home, thawed, and are struggling to return to their former selves, the IRS arrests them for owing a half century of back taxes. To stay out of prison, the Squirrels have to prove they can pay the money back by convincing the government they're capable of performing once again. Unfortunately, they're not.”

Suspended animation is a rich seam in science-fiction lore. If you've seen LATE FOR DINNER, FOREVER YOUNG, GENESIS II or even SLEEPER, well, BUCKY AND THE SQUIRRELS is nothing like them. Never has the trope been deployed--with clever, creative uses of budget and execution--for artists as famously obscure as Bucky and The Squirrels.



Told as an extended news report (by obviously Appleton-proud newscaster “Steve Schmidt” (Mike Dittman) the film stars Josh Duvendeck, Kyle S. More, Matt Cook and Matt Shively as band mates Doug, Bucky, Randy and Phil, respectively. Lawrence University alumna Jill Lover plays a therapist who is charged with helping the Squirrels recover their physical and mental capacities—and musical chops—after five decades on ice. The film also features cameos by Jason Alexander, Richard Lewis, Mike Ferrell, and Raquel Castro recollecting THEIR fondest, if not always clear, memories of the Squirrels. The film made extensive use of Appleton’s Lawrence University Campus. A number of students served on the production, and former Lawrence University film studies director Catherine Tatge, has a producer credit on the film.

For his part, Allan Katz has a prodigious roster of writing, producing, and EP credits going back to Rowan Martin’s Laugh-In and other classics like Sanford and Son, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, M*AS*H, Rhoda, Roseanne and Blossom. He garnered an Emmy Nomination for writing for M*AS*H in 1977. In addition to writing, directing and producing BUCKY & THE SQUIRRELS, he has a supporting role as Mort Fishbeck, the Squirrels’ onetime and current manager.



Katz says, “The great part about making a film is getting to make it. The not so great part is the possibility of not having anyone see it. That’s why I was thrilled when Mark Sonoda of Dauntless Studios approached me and both loved and understood the film. So, we agreed to go into business with him to distribute it. When you write, direct and produce a film it’s like giving birth to a child. And when you hand your child off to a distributor, it’s like letting someone else raise it. Mark co-parented Bucky with me and my baby turned out way better than it would have if it were raised by a single parent.”



On Friday, January 26th, the film will open in theatres across Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, Kansas and Missouri. The following week, February 2nd, roll-out continues in Arizona and California. Check out the new trailer for the film here on YouTube and on Vimeo.

“We’re proud to shepherd BUCKY & THE SQUIRRELS to the screen,” concludes Dauntless’ co-founder Mark Sonoda. “The Squirrels have succeeded against all odds to battle their way back to relevance after an absence of five decades. Their legions of fans have demanded it, and now, we can finally tell their story.”

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Monday, January 15, 2018

The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association Announces New Book


The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association Announces Second Book

The HSPPA: Volume Two - Planet of the Props up for pre-order: bit.ly/HSPPA2

The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association (HSPPA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve filmic history by bringing screen-used props and wardrobe from genre movies to public settings for fans to see up close and in person.

While tens of thousands of patrons have seen HSPPA's impressive collection on display at conventions and theaters around the country, not everyone has had the opportunity to experience the exhibition. The upcoming book The HSPPA: Volume Two - Planet of the Props will bring the exhibition to you.

The 150-page, full-color paperback, signed by author/curator James Azrael, can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter until January 23, after which they will go into production. Limited edition shirts, enamel pins, buttons, coasters, and book plates signed by all of the contributors - including the special guests mentioned below - are also available.

The book contains high-resolution images of props from the HSPPA collection and featured exhibitors, along with anecdotes about the items. Halloween H20, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Jason X, Silent Hill, Punisher: War Zone, Spawn, and Batman Returns are just some of the films from which rare items are on display in the book.

Special guests Christopher Durand (Michael Myers in Halloween H20), Nicholas Vince (Chatterer in Hellraiser), Nick Benson (special effects artist on A Nightmare on Elm Street 4), and Daniel Emery Taylor (actor in The Return of Swamp Thing) are among those who share props from their collections - and the personal stories that accompany them.

The HSPPA: Volume Two is due for release in May. In the interim, The HSPPA: Volume One - The Props Awaken is available now.

For more information on The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association, visit facebook.com/TheHSPPA.