Category Archives: Upcoming Horror

Upcoming Horror Alert: Rock Paper Dead: Horror/Thriller Coming In 2016

A new tale from the man that brought Friday the 13th to the horror world, Rock Paper Dead was written by Victor Miller (Friday the 13th) and Kerry Fleming (The Hobo & the Clown). 

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Rock Paper Dead is the story of serial killer, Peter “the Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside that old house, anguished memories from a tortured childhood and the visitations from past victims shake Peter’s resolve, but it isn’t until lovely young Ashley enters his life that Peter makes a fateful decision. One that will end in murder.

Rock Paper Dead is currently in the pre-production phase and is set for release in 2016. To keep up to date on the film, be sure to like the Rock Paper Dead Facebook page and follow the film on twitter, @Rock_Paper_Dead.

Stay tuned for more on Rock Paper Dead, and be sure to pick up the June issue of Living Dead Magazine where I will have an interview with Victor Miller.

Grab Your Sleeping Bags and Join Adam Green and Guests For a Scary Sleepover

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Adam Green gave the horror genre a much needed boost with the Hatchet films, and he and Joe Lynch have given fans an insight into the film industry with their weekly podcast, The Movie Crypt. Now, Green has created a genius new idea for fans of the genre to learn a new side of their favorite industry professionals with Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover.

During these scary sleepovers, Green and guests will throw on their PJs, roll out their sleeping bags, play games, eat junk food and act like kids again. In each episode, Adam will ask his guests one burning question, “what really scares you?”. Their answers will shock you, everything from rejection to family illness are horror’s biggest names’ boogeymen. Industry topics will also be covered, but don’t worry, it won’t be all serious in this short video form of The Movie Crypt

Kane Hodder will be the first guest of the series. Other guests that have filmed episodes include Derek Mears, Sid Haig, Tony Todd, Darren Lynn Bousman, Bill Moseley and Joe Lynch. There are many more awesome names set to film. An episodic regular that will be joining Adam and his guests will be of course Adam’s adorable companion, Arwen, his Yorkie.

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Arwen. Picture from Ariescope.com

Adam’s goal with his scary sleepover,

Is to bring fans even more up close and personal with some of their favorite artists in a much more candid and inherently humorous short format video show.

Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover will be a weekly horror, childlike slumber party talk show style short that will be available via the Ariescope YouTube channel. Longer, uncensored versions will be available at Ariescope.com. The series premiers tomorrow March, 6th.

Sid Haig joining the sleepover fun. Picture from Ariescope.com
Sid Haig joining the sleepover fun. Picture from Ariescope.com

For more information on Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover, be sure to like Adam’s Facebook page, follow him on twitter, @Adam_Fn_Green and visit Ariescope.com. Also, be sure to subscribe to the Ariescope YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single episode.

Team Necro Announces Indiegogo Campaign and Premiers Teaser Trailer for Cannibillies

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Team Necro is preparing to put the Wrong Turn series out of business with their upcoming cannibalistic masterpiece, Cannibillies. Not only are they preparing for its release, but they have announced plans for the sequel, Cannibillies 2: Gathering of the Carnivorous

Anyone that has ever made a film knows that it costs money. Team Necro shot Cannibillies on a zero dollar budget, but need your help for some post production costs and some equipment to help them make the sequel even more brutal than the first. They have launched a campaign via Indiegogo to help cover these costs. Your donations will go towards getting Cannibillies out on DVD, the production of Cannibillies 2, a digital recorder, a used camera body, a lens that captures multiple angles in one take better tripods and a couple of LED lights. The left over amount will go towards blood and effects for the second film. There are 30 days left to donate towards the $1,666 goal. Every dollar counts.

Want to see what you will be contributing to? Here is the very first teaser trailer for Cannibillies!

Not a visual learner? Then, read the synopsis below.

Eve is a single mother who raised her three children the best that she could. Eve’s children all were brought up with the word of God. A sense of right and wrong. The art of self-reliance. And a belief that nothing is more powerful than the bond of blood. To the outsider, they appeared a loving family that relied on each other, and the bountiful gifts that God brought them. To those that stepped foot into Eve’s house, like Abigail and her friends, they saw a different side. The side that stayed hidden behind the front door of the Iscariot house. The side that was just out of view from anyone passing by. The dark side. Genesis, chapter 9, verse 3; “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” Abigail and her friends would not only be killed here, but would also become food for the Iscariot table.

If you like what you see and want to be a part of helping Indie Horror and Team Necro, you can donate >>>HERE<<<.

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Team Necro is looking to release Cannibillies in April of 2015 and begin shooting Cannibillies 2: Gathering of the Carnivorous in May of 2015.

To keep up on all things Cannibillies and announcements for the sequel, like the Cannibillies Facebook Page and follow them on twitter and Instagram, @cannibillies. Be sure to visit Cannibillies.com for even more awesome pictures and news.

Also, be sure to support Necro Girls Magazine and all of Team Necro, they are fantastic people with the passion and creative drive the horror genre has been missing. Like the Necro Girls Facebook Page, and if you like what you see there, you can subscribe to the magazine and much more at NecroGirls.net.

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Cannibillies Trailer Coming Soon

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With Hollywood horror being saturated reboots and watered down pieces of sh!t, it is up to Indie Horror to bring the fans the gore they crave. Team Necro and Necro Girls Magazine have delivered just that, a gore filled piece of horrific art with their upcoming horror film, Cannibillies. The short film stars some pretty amazing people and I am sure we will be seeing these names much much more in the future, Jami Cullen, Gina Heartless (Lucy Fur), Adam Rogers, Shamus Donnelly and the rest of the Necro Crew.

What is Cannibillies?

Eve is a single mother who raised her three children the best that she could. Eve’s children all were brought up with the word of God. A sense of right and wrong. The art of self-reliance. And a belief that nothing is more powerful than the bond of blood. To the outsider, they appeared a loving family that relied on each other, and the bountiful gifts that God brought them. To those that stepped foot into Eve’s house, like Abigail and her friends, they saw a different side. The side that stayed hidden behind the front door of the Iscariot house. The side that was just out of view from anyone passing by. The dark side. Genesis, chapter 9, verse 3; “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” Abigail and her friends would not only be killed here, but would also become food for the Iscariot table.

I was lucky enough to get an advance view of the teaser trailer, and Cannibillies is the next generation of cannibalistic horror. It will shock you, awe you and leave you wanting more. What is even more impressive, they have outdone the Hollywood productions, and they had no budget for the film. That’s right, they have out done films with millions of dollars poured into them with just a group of friends and hard work.

Stay tuned for the full trailer and campaign info for Cannibillies 2!

Meat the Iscariot family this year.

If words have not been enough to entice you on to the Iscariots’ dinner table, here is a small gallery of stills and teaser posters.

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To keep up with the progress of Cannibillies and announcements for the sequel, be sure to visit Cannibillies.com, like the Facebook Page, and follow them on twitter and Instagram, @cannibillies.

Love in the Time of Monsters: A New Horror Comedy Starring Kane Hodder and Doug Jones

loveThe past couple of years have brought us zombie films and Bigfoot films, but what happens when they are combined? Love in the Time of Monsters, written by Mike Skvarla, directed by Matt Jackson and starring Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Doug Jones (Hellboy) and Michael McShane (Dr. Who).

What is Love in the Time of Monsters?

Two sisters lost their father in a horrific accident at a roadside attraction when they were children. Now, 15 years later, they venture to “Uncle Slavko’s All-American Family Lodge” to surprise their fiancée, who works as a costumed Sasquatch performer on the local “See the Bigfoot!” tour. Due to a freak accident, he and his coworkers fall victim to a super-cocktail of toxic waste that transforms them into primal, psychotic killers! Now, the sisters have to choose whether to kill him or help find a way to save his life. However, as the toxic ooze begins to build to critical mass in the swamp – and also contaminate the local forest wildlife – the only option left seems to be: kill or be killed! It’s a fight for survival for rednecks, bimbos, Latino lotharios and Croatian capitalists. Love in the Time of Monsters is a suspenseful, hilarious horror film that weaves its outrageous tale of love and zombie bigfeet through the dark woods of Northern California. While the film is violent and scary at times, its major themes are sacrifice, courage and forgiveness.

From what I have seen of the trailer, this is sure to be one of the best horror comedies to grace the screen since the original Scary Movie

Sometimes the best way to learn about a film is to hear what those involved with it have to say. Here are a few words from director Matt Jackson:

“I love movies. But as much as I love well-regarded, Oscar winning films, the ones I really love are those full-hearted, action-packed movies from my youth. With healthy doses of comedy mixed between heaps of horror and drama, Love In The Time Of Monsters is a love letter to those movies I grew up with. But it’s not just a nostalgia fest; although I took cues from the past, I wanted to show the audience something it’s never quite seen before, and something that will stand out on it’s own in the crowded cinema scene. It’s been a hell of a journey -one spanning half a decade (!)- and I very much hope you enjoy watching Love In The Time Of Monsters as much as I enjoyed making it.”
–Matt Jackson, Director

To keep up to date on Love in the Time of Monsters, be sure to like the Official Facebook Page, follow the film on twitter, @UncleSlavko and visit the official site, www.loveinthetimeofmonsters.com.

New Trailer For ‘Devil May Call’ Starring Tyler Mane and Corri English

DMC-PosterThe new thriller from director Jason Cuadrado, Devil May Call, has finally received a release date and a new trailer. The film stars Tyler Mane (Halloween) and Corri English (Holliston) and will be released via Lionsgate digitally on February 24th and DVD March 10th.

Synopsis:

A young, blind operator for a suicide hotline descends into a night of unrelenting terror when an obsessive caller turns out to be a serial killer.

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To keep up to date on Devil May Call, visit the official site DevilMayCall.com and follow the film on twitter @DEVILMAYCALL.

Upcoming Horror Films of 2015

We have said goodbye to the 2014 and the amazing films it brought us, but 2015 is looking just as promising for the horror genre. There are a lot of new faces and some sequels that guarantee to scare and scar you. Here are some of the upcoming horror films of 2015

2015crimsonpeakCrimson Peak

Written and directed by horror/thriller icon Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland), Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Jessica Chastain (Mama). 

Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) discovers that her charming new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be.

Crimson Peak is set for release on October 16, 2015.

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Directed by Leigh Whannell, Insidious: Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney (The Last Outlaw), Stephanie Scott (No Strings Attached), Lin Shaye and NASCAR driver Steve Coulter.

This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Insidious: Chapter 3 is due out on June 5, 2015.

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Kitchen Sink

Directed by Robbie Pickering, Kitchen Sink stars Ed Westwick (J. Edgar), Vanessa Hudgens (Machete Kills) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul).

In the town of Dillford, it used to be that vampires, humans and zombies used to get along, but then something unexpected arrived and now it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out mortal combat. Now three teenagers must try to get things back to “normal.”

Kitchen Sink is set for release on September 4, 2015.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Directed by Gregory Plotkin, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension stars Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity).

The film will follow supernatural occurrences that take place in a newly moved family’s home. The family consists of four members including Ryan, a game developer, Ryan’s wife Emily, a housewife described as “more serious than her young husband—she’s constantly on the go, does yoga, and though loving, has an air of maturity about her”, their 6-year old daughter Leila, described as “a fearless, opinionated tomboy”, and Ryan’s younger brother described as a “less fitter, less funkier version of his brother”.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is set for release on March 13, 2015.

Poltergeist

Directed by Gil Kenan, Poltergeist is a remake of the original film that stars Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married).

Angry spirits terrorize a suburban family.

Poltergeist is set for release on July 24, 2015.

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Directed by Christopher B. Landon, Scouts vs. Zombies stars Tye Sheridan (Mud), Logan Miller (I’m in the Band) and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Grown Ups 2).

Three Scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.

Scouts vs. Zombies is set for release on October 30, 2015.

Sinister 2

Directed by Ciaran Foy, Sinister 2 stars James Ransone (The Wire) and Shannyn Sossamon (Road to Nowhere).

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that is marked for death.

Sinister 2 is set for release on August 21, 2015.

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Directed by Paul McGuigan, Victor Frankenstein stars James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman In Black) and Jessica Brown Findlay (Winter’s Tale).

Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man who created the legend we know today.

Victor Frankenstein is set for release on October 2, 2015.

The Final Girls

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, The Final Girls is a horror comedy that stars Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) and Malin Akerman (Rock of Ages).

Max (Taissa Farmiga), a young woman grieving the loss of her mother (Malin Åkerman), a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself transported back in time to 1988 and into the world of her mother’s most famous horror movie. Reunited, the ladies must fight off the film’s maniacal killer

There has yet to be an exact release date announced for The Final Girls.

Amityville: The Awakening2015amity

Formally known as Amityville: The Lost Tapes, Amityville: The Awakening is directed by Franck Khalfoun. The film stars Bella Thorn (Blended), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times At Ridgemont High) and Cameron Monaghan (The Giver).

Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother’s expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn’t telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.

Amityville: The Awakening does not yet have an exact release date.

2015vaticanThe Vatican Tapes

Directed by Mark Veveldine, The Vatican Tapes stars Michael Pena (American Hustle), Djimon Hounsou (The Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alexey Vorobyov (The Three Musketeers).

A videotape reveals an exorcism gone horribly wrong.

The Vatican Tapes is set for release on May 22, 2015.

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Directed by the genius behind Hatchet, Adam Green, Digging Up the Marrow stars Ray Wise (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Adam Green (Holliston) and Oderus Urungus (GWAR).

A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Digging Up the Marrow has been released at several film festivals, but does not yet have a set release date.

I don’t know about you guys, but I think 2015 is looking to be a pretty promising year for us horror fans. The Poltergeist remake I’m not too sure about, but the rest sound pretty awesome.

Anchor Bay Entertainment Premieres First Official MUCK Trailer and Exclusive One Sheet

MUCK Kickstarter Passes $210,000 in Pledges

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Anchor Bay Entertainment has unveiled the first Official Theatrical Trailer for MUCK, as well as new exclusive poster art (attached). Horror and gore fans alike should feast their eyes on this freshest take yet on the MUCK trailer, viewable on the main page of the Muck Kickstarter:bit.ly/MuckKickstarter
Speaking of Feast, the MUCK Kickstarter campaign to fund the prequel, MUCK: Feast of Saint Patrick, is still under way, and recently surpassed the $200,000 mark on the way to the goal of raising a quarter of a million dollars. Just like the original, the MUCK prequel will boast death-defying stunts and practical effects, shot without the use of CGI – all in 4K Ultra HD. 
As a production company, WithAnO wanted to give fans and Kickstarter backers alike an insight into what they’re supporting, and so recently released this exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of one of MUCK’s incredible stunts:http://youtu.be/VzU2RZettks
The daring stunt-woman in this case is Alexa Marcigliano, and her courage is palpable in the clip, sprinting O.S. through the pitch-black living room before bouncing on a trampoline, then hurling herself through the 4 x 6 picture window, out into the night. To say that hitting her mark was highly important is obviously an understatement. Jump too short, and Alexa would land head-first on the edge of the porch outside; too high, and she would hit window frame; too long, and she would overshoot the padding buried beneath the grass outside. And, since there was only room in the budget for one window, it had to be done in a single take.
These are the kinds of stunts that Steve Wolsh lives to shoot as a writer/director, but these kinds of stunts take time, money, and not least of all, the ultimate creative control that can only be afforded by independent financing. So remember, any mention or write-up on the Muck Kickstarter campaign directly furthers our goal of making another epic, independent horror film for true horror fans. The MUCK franchise is so close to this goal – a goal that at one time seemed insurmountable! – and we have all of you, our loyal supporters to thank. 
MUCK stars horror legend Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part VII, VIII, Jason Goes to Hell, and Jason X), Lachlan Buchanan (Pretty Little Liars), and Bryce Draper (Bound), and co-stars 2012 Playboy Playmate of the Year Jaclyn Swedberg, Puja Mohindra, and Laura Jacobs. The middle chapter of an independently financed horror trilogy,MUCK will be unleashed in theaters on Friday the 13th, March 2015.

New Artwork For Adam Green’s Digging Up the Marrow

Adam Green shocked audiences with his Hatchet series, and now Holliston Nation and the Hatchet Army can rejoice because he is back with a brand new film, Digging Up the Marrow. The film is set for release in 2015, but no exact date has been given. It has received high praise in the film festival circuit, and now Image Entertainment has acquired distribution rights in the US. Along with that great news, new artwork, posters and stills have been released for your viewing pleasure.

Digging Up the Marrow was written and directed by ultimate horror fan, Adam Green. The film stars Ray Wise (RoboCop), Adam Green (Holliston), Will Barratt (Frozen), Kane Hodder (Hatchet) and Corri English (Unrest).

Much like Hatchet, Digging Up the Marrow is a whole new monster and unlike anything else before it.

Plot:

A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Below is a small sampling of the new artwork and still from the film.

Looking at the new stills and artwork, this is shaping up to be one impressive film. For more information about Digging Up the Marrow and further films from Adam Green, be sure to like his Facebook page, Facebook.com/AdamFnGreen and follow him on twitter @Adam_Fn_Green. Also be sure to check out Ariescope.com for Adam’s personal blog, shorts and of course, some pretty awesome merchandise from Holliston, Hatchet, The Movie Crypt and more. 

Introducing: CANNIBILLIES

10622777_562520810541015_1169483603659959276_nHollywood can’t seem to keep up with the gruesome, fast paced world of horror, so independent horror is in even higher demand. In a vast world of remakes, indie saves the day again. Necro Girls and Team Necro are to the horror rescue with their upcoming film CANNIBILLIES.

Cannibillies will star names that some may recognize through the convention and horror circuit and of course, Necro Girls Magazine. Some of these names include Jami Pass Cullen, Gina Heartless (Lucy Fur), Adam Rogers, Shamus Donnelly, Megan Pillar and many more.

What is Cannibillies?

Eve is a single mother who raised her three children the best that she could. Eve’s children all were brought up with the word of God. A sense of right and wrong. The art of self-reliance. And a belief that nothing is more powerful than the bond of blood. To the outsider, they appeared a loving family that relied on each other, and the bountiful gifts that God brought them. To those that stepped foot into Eve’s house, like Abigail and her friends, they saw a different side. The side that stayed hidden behind the front door of the Iscariot house. The side that was just out of view from anyone passing by. The dark side. Genesis, chapter 9, verse 3; “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” Abigail and her friends would not only be killed here, but would also become food for the Iscariot table.

No official release date has been set, but you will “meat” the Iscariot family in 2015. For more information on Cannibillies, the cast and crew and further updates, be sure to like the Cannibillies Facebook page and follow them on Instagram (@cannibillies).

To see more of Team Necro, subscribe to Necro Girls Magazine at NecroGirls.net.

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