Archive for January, 2015

More Upcoming Horror Movies in 2015

Posted in Demons, DVD, horror, Monsters, Zombies on January 29, 2015 by chrisdsav

DARK WAS THE NIGHT

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Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, has acquired the North American distribution rights for Caliber Media’s DARK WAS THE NIGHT, directed by Jack Heller (ENTER NOWHERE), after the film’s premiere at ScreamFest in Los Angeles and subsequent screening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies, New York’s top genre film festival. Image is planning a multi-city theatrical release later this year. Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Acquisitions for the Image brands, made the announcement today.
“DARK WAS THE NIGHT received an overwhelming response at ScreamFest and the Film Society in New York,” said Ward. “We are excited to bring this film to the genre community on the big screen and digital platforms.”

Kevin Durand (The Strain) and Lukas Haas (INCEPTION) star as local policemen who go to battle against an ancient evil in the film that CRAVE ONLINE called “an exquisite creature feature.” The script, from Tyler Hisel, appeared on the 2009 Black List of best un-produced scripts, a rarity for the monster genre, under the title THE TREES. Rounding out the cast are Bianca Kajlich (Undateable), Sabina Gadecki (the ENTOURAGE movie), Heath Freeman (SKATELAND), Steve Agee (@midnight) and Nick Damici (LATE PHASES).

The deal was negotiated by Mark Ward on behalf of Image Entertainment and by Dallas Sonnier on behalf of Caliber Media.

The film begins when a long slumbering evil is awoken in the trees outside the remote town of Maiden Woods. Isolated and threatened, it sets its sights on the townspeople, as Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) attempts to overcome the demons of his past, so that he may protect thoe lives of the people he loves.
Heller produced the feature with his Caliber partner Sonnier, Sundial’s Stefan Nowicki and Joey Carey, and P Street’s Dylan Narang. Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina and Ross Dinerstein executive produced the film alongside screenwriter Hisel and his manager Alexander Robb.

“Since we premiered at ScreamFest, Mark and his team at Image have been passionate supporters of the film and of our company,” said Heller and Sonnier. “The film is in very good hands and we are excited to bring this story to a wider audience.”

ECHOES

Awakening to Blu-ray™ and DVD April 15
An official selection of the New York City International Film Festival and FilmQuest Film Festival, winning Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Director honors, the highly anticipated supernatural thriller Echoes arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 15th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The feature directorial debut of Nils Timm (who also wrote the screenplay), Echoes explores the murky realm between reality and dreams, and what could happen when these worlds collide. With a stellar cast including Steven Brand (“Teen Wolf,” The Scorpion King), Kate French (Channeling, “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill”), Billy Wirth (“Chicago P.D.”, The Lost Boys) and Steve Hanks (12/12/12, Hold Your Breath),

Struggling with horrifying, sleep-paralysis induced visions, Anna (French), a young writer, retreats with her boyfriend (Brand) to an isolated yet beautiful glass house in the desert. Hoping that the desert vistas surrounding her will spur her creative juices, she welcomes the opportunity to stay behind when her boyfriend must return to the city for urgent business.

However, Anna’s sleep paralysis does not abate, despite the calming environment. And now, her attacks are accompanied by a mysterious figure, caked with dirt as if it was made of sand itself. As the visions intensify, she finds herself on the verge of losing her mind…or is she being lead to uncover a life-threatening secret?

THE WALKING DECEASED

ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the hilarious horror spoof THE WALKING DECEASED. Directed by Scott Dow and written by Tim Ogletree, the film stars Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, Ghost World), Joey Oglesby (Fruitvale Station, NBC’s Friday Night Lights) and Tim Ogletree (Supernatural Activity). The deal was announced today by ARC Entertainment’s Head of Acquisitions Scott Moesta.
“We are extremely excited to release this film that explores a fresh comedic perspective of iconic zombie stories that we have all come to love,” said Moesta. “Dave Sheridan and the filmmakers created this ingenious film for the genre fans, and we’re thrilled to bring it to them on the big screen as well as the various home entertainment channels.”

THE WALKING DECEASED is the Scary Movie of the zombie genre, ripping on the biggest and best of zombie pop-culture, arguably the most crazed genre in the world. The story follows a group of survivors from all walks of the apocalypse – an idiotic Sheriff with definite coma-induced brain damage, his hardass son and a hobo with only a crossbow to stave off the walking dead, four squabbling friends forced to survive this zombieland together, and a lonely zombie who just needs love to fully regain his warm body – who leave their once-safe mall hideout in search of the rumored Safe Haven Ranch, a refuge untouched by the zombie virus that has ravaged humanity. But despite the comforting name, they discover that this sanctuary may not be as welcoming as advertised. Tearing apart powerhouses like The Walking Dead, Zombieland, Warm Bodies, World War Z, Shaun of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and even Romero’s iconic Night of the Living Dead, THE WALKING DECEASED rips the flesh off the spoof genre and infects it with a virus too hilarious not to spread.
THE WALKING DECEASED was produced by Jonathan M. Black, Francis Casanova, Philip Marlatt, Derek Lee Nixon, Tim Ogletree, Dave Sheridan, Todd Slater and Kurt Wehner and executive produced by Tim Fisher and Ken Tayloe. The deal was negotiated by ARC Entertainment’s Scott Moesta and Todd Slater on behalf of the filmmakers.
Recent ARC Entertainment releases include Lullaby starring Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Jessica Brown Findlay and Anne Archer; Sweetwater starring January Jones, Jason Isaacs and Jason Aldean; Plastic with Will Poulter, Alfie Allen, Emma Rigby and Ed Speleers; and soon to be released The Barber with Scott Glenn, Kristen Hager and Chris Coy.

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The Boston Yeti

Posted in Monsters, Places, snow on January 27, 2015 by chrisdsav

A strange creature has been seen roaming the streets of Boston and has been identified as the Yeti
He has been seen in Somerville

Despite the state of Massachusetts being under an enforced travel ban since midnight Monday, Boston is being stalked by a creature identified as a Yeti.

As the blizzard starting battering the streets of Boston, a figure dressed in a white Yeti costume was spotted at random locations in the snow-covered city.

If you or some one you love sees this creature contact your local news source and follow him on twitter

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/blizzard-2015-yeti-prowling-streets-boston/story?id=28507215&cid=fb_abcn

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Posted in Comic Books, Convention, entertainment, horror, Mutants on January 26, 2015 by chrisdsav

Tonight on the show we talk about the comic book mini series Ghostbusters/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and what better person to talk about the subject of TMNT than KEVIN EASTMAN …yes the co creator of TMNT comes on Radio of Horror.
We also discus last weekends conventions Arisia, Inc. and Your Mini Con. We also have the music from Grimm tonight and discuss a weird article on Batman Beetlejuice and Zombies from Entertainment Weekly. We review the movie FRANKENSTEIN that was on TNT years ago staring Randy Quaid ( Vacation. ID4).
http://www.idwpublishing.com/product/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtlesghostbusters-1/

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Dracula Tour

Posted in Dracula, Halloween, locations, travel, vampires on January 24, 2015 by chrisdsav

In October 2015 I am taking a trip to Romania and not just Romania but the home of Count Dracula him self Transylvania.
Its an expensive trip but something I have always wanted to do.
If you your self are interested in taking this trip as well,
Here is a link below for more information on the Dracula Tours hosted by Cryptmaster Chiller Chucky
The trip I am taking is going to be this Halloween. 8 days and 7 nights in transylvania
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http://www.DracTours.com

The House October Built

Posted in Halloween, horror, movies on January 22, 2015 by chrisdsav

On bluray and dvd is a great film my co host reviewed and worth checking out
The Blu ray also contains the documentary that inspired the film. This is a bonus feature that is its own movie. Its worth watching before the main movie.
http://timewantsaskeleton.com/2014/10/07/movie-review-houses-october-built-2014/

War of the Worlds The Series

Posted in aliens, Books, SciFi, tv on January 20, 2015 by chrisdsav

Finally home from Arisia, the sci-fi convention I go to every year.
I thought the first post should be something related along those lines. What better show that I hardly see any coverage on.
War of the Worlds was in response to the growing amount of sci-fi on TV in the 80s after the return of Star Trek with the Next Generation, Friday the 13th the series and more.  (One episode a kid is playing with TNG toys). It seemed the networks needed more and more shows.
The show was developed for syndication with two seasons and 43 episodes from 1988-1990. 
Its picks up 35 years later after the events of the famous movie from 1953 directed by George Pal, based in the novel by H.G. Wells.
The broadcast of Orsen Wells was 1938. Weird thing is you would think an Alien Invasion that nearly destroyed the planet but it never seems like any one really remembers what happened. Its explained there was a world wide amnesia of some kind. Ann Robinson from the film reprises her role as Sylvia Van Buren a colleague of Dr. Forester.
The first season is about the Black wood team let by the professor of the same name to investigate the return of the Aliens.  Blackwood as a child witnessed the original invasion as a child. The second season they kill off two main characters two secondary characters Highlander Adrian Paul joins them and its some how a screwed up America with no explanation.
It really seems like when they brought Frank Mancuso Jr on to the show things went wacky shit crazy. He might have been too busy trying to jungle Friday the 13th the series and the movie franchise as well as this show.
In very few episodes do we get the original Alien ships and those classic 50s sound effects. The aliens look somewhat similar to the film. This time, to avoid the sickness from Earths bacteria (also mixed with radiation from some barrels their bodies were kept in)
They jump into peoples bodies in very gross ways. There was a lot of really violent deaths on this show. It freaked me out as a kid but I had to keep watching. It had decent effects and it seems like their were too many writers for them to reference the film and then not. Its the biggest aggravation with this show.
Season 1 and 2 are on DVD if you can find them.

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Conventions

Posted in Convention, entertainment, Fantasy, horror/sci-fi cartoon, locations, Places, SciFi on January 15, 2015 by chrisdsav

I will be at the Arisia convention over the next four days in Boston Massachusetts. The convention takes place at the Westin Water Front Hotel. Its a great con that focuses on authors and artists and
My cohost Pamela Isley will be at Your Mini Con in Connecticut this weekend as well.
http://www.Arisia.org

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