Archive for February, 2010

RETRO FRIDAY : Hoodoo for Voodoo

A new Horror/Comedy from Abyssmal Entertainment ! Hoodoo for Voodoo was release in 2006. Directed by Steven Shea, the movie won 2 awards at the Melbourne independent filmmakers Festival : Best Horror Film  & Best Score.

Screen shot 2010-02-26 at 10.19.51 AMWhen a group of college kids win a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, they soon find themselves on a rollercoaster ride of survival as bodies drop left and right. The workers at a local Voodoo
tourist trap suddenly begin turning up dead, and the group must bind together and stay alive to figure out who is behind this most wicked plot. But, hey, who can be inconvenienced at
the biggest party of the year?

It’s starring Scream Queens Debbie Rochon, Tiffany Shepis & Linnea Quigley .

You can visit the official Website of the movie and also the Abyssmal Entertainment one.

You can also buy the film here.

Worm

Before filmmakers starts to produced some feature films, they should all start by doing some short films.

wormDirected by Richard Powell, Worm is a 20 minutes short film.

Fatal Pictures presents “WORM”
A new twenty minute dark drama detailing the fragile and increasingly terrifying mental state of misanthropic High.
A day in the mind of Geoffrey Dodd, a seemingly kind, gentle and sane High School teacher. As we follow Geoffrey through the course of a typical school day we gain an eerie insight into the darkest corners of his soul and beyond. Beneath the carefully constructed veneer of Geoffrey Dodd lies something wretched, insidious and foul rotting him from the inside out.
You can visite the IMDB, Facebook, MySpace or the official website of Fatal Pictures

See Dead Pussy on a screen this week-end !

The latest short film from DiggerFilms will be screen not one but two time this Saturday in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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RENDEZ-VOUS DU CINEMA QUEBECOIS

The film will be screen at 5h17 at the cinémathèque Québécoise in the Claude Jutra Theatre. The film is in competition for 2 prices : Coop Video & Innovation ONF.

For more info check out the Dead Pussy webpage.

SPASM FILM FESTIVAL ( LA NUIT SPASM)

It will also be screen at La Nuit Spasm at 10h30pm at the Café Cléopatra. Unfortunately, the movie is not in competition. But it will be a hell of a night. Doors open at 8pm. Show start at 9pm and close at 3am.

DON’T MISS IT !

The SEVERED Inn

Last October I went to the premiere of the movie The Dead Matter. Since then, I truly think that movie premiere are cool. Next week, if you’re near to Hartford, I suggest you to go see The Severed Inn at the Real Art Way Theatre.

Screen shot 2010-02-22 at 8.27.31 AMThe Severed Inn seems to be Legion Films 7th films.

The SEVERED INN follows the grim tale of Uncle Bob [PAUL BRACCIOFORTE], a jolly innkeeper who has a passion for the gruesome and the macabre. His guests are treated to a memorable, and often eternal, stay at his secluded bed and breakfast, where peace and quiet are the selling points. Uncle Bob enlists the help of his two bungling sons [SHAWN C. PHILLIPS & M.J. KELLEY], in the quest to add to his grisly collection that is kept safely preserved in the basement. While his guests sleep soundly in their rooms upstairs, Uncle Bob and his boys crank up the terror in one of the most revolting workshops ever recorded on film.

Here’s some info bout the movie premiere.

Come see the World Premiere screening of “The SEVERED Inn” at The Real Art Ways theatre in Hartford Ct. This is a two day event:

Saturday, March 6th at 11:30 AM
Sunday, March 7th at 11:30 AM

Tickets are $8.50 for each day and are VERY LIMITED!!!
Visit our website
http://severedinn.com/ for information and to buy your tickets. We will also be pre-screening applicants for our next two movies shooting this summer. More info to follow. Hope to see you there.

You can also check out the Facebook Event page.


Retro Friday : Witchboard & Night of the Demons

I decide this week to bring you back in time. But not just 3-4 years ago. Wichboard was release on March 13th 1987 and Night of the Demons on September 9th 1988. The reason why I decide to talk to you about those two films is because, first they are directed by Kevin Tenney but also because they will be back on the screen this week-end at the Nevermore Film Festival at the Carolina Theater.

WICHBOARD

At a party, a guest brings out a Ouija board, and they attempt to contact a spirit he knows. The spirit does appear, but it becomes apparent to the one who brought the Ouija board that this is an evil spirit that is impersonating his spirit, and despite warnings not to use the board alone, a woman uses it alone, and becomes harassed by the evil spirit, his goal to possess her so he can walk the earth again

Check out the Nevermore Film Fest on facebook for more information. (more…)

Stopped Dead

It’s interesting what the internet is about to do the independent horror industry. Hocus Focus Productions put their last feature film on Youtube on Tuesday for one night only.

Screen shot 2010-02-18 at 11.06.15 AMDirected and Produced by Jason L. Liquori and is company Hocus Focus Productions, Stopped Dead is starring Debbie Rochon, Melanie Robel and Joel D. Wynkoop.

When Bob and Dante decide to bring their wives along on a fishing trip it seems like a good opportunity for the old friends to reconnect. Bob, however, has been suffering from nightmares about his wife and Dante having an affair. As the group spends time together Bob’s suspicions grow, but before he can do anything about it he witnesses a terrible crime and now the four find themselves running for their lives. Bob finds himself saddled with the duty of protecting the very people he suspects have betrayed him and danger seems to lurk around every turn with a killer who manages to stay one step ahead.

Check out the IMDB page of the film.

Two Front Teeth

With all the snow that fell on the United States since a couple of week I decide to talk about a film that take place one day before christmas.

Just think, ZOMBIE ELVES, SEXY NINJA NUNS, EVIL VAMPIRE SANTA,

This is what we can read on the facebook page of the movie Two Front Teeth. The movie is directed by Jamie Nash and produced by Davis Sckabulis, Rob content & Jamie Nash.

It’s the night before Christmas and Gabe Snow, a tabloid writer haunted by the Ghosts of Christmas past, is investigating a YULE TIDE CONSPIRACY.

Gabe knows that Flight 1225 was brought down one foggy Christmas Eve, by a flying creature with a “GLOWING NOSE”.

Now a BLOOD-SUCKING VAMPIRE – Santa Claus – has put Gabe on his list and unleashed the demonic fury of the North Pole. An army of ZOMBIE ELVES, who have no interest in Toys or pointy hats or Dentistry, are about to turn Gabe’s white Christmas BLOOD RED.
Will Gabe find the true meaning of Christmas?
Can he stake a heart that’s two sizes too small?
WHAT WILL HE FIND UNDER HIS TREE?

And I dig the plot Outline : Forget Milk and Cookies…..HE WANTS BLOOD !!!!

Visit the official website, the Myspace, Facebook or IMDB page

Ultra Violent : Convention Calendar 2010.

Something different today. I am not presenting you any inde horror flick because yesterday I saw on Facebook (again) the new group of the really cool Magazine Ultra Violent and on their group, they post a 2010 Convention Calendar. So because I think that Conventions are important and cool. Here’s the list and also the link of Ultra Violent facebook group note.

Below is an attempt at a comprehensive North American convention/event calendar for 2010. Ultra Violent will NOT be at all of the below events, but is striving to maintain the most accurate convention calendar imaginable.

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01/16/10 – 01/16/10 B-Movie Madness 2 (Chicago, IL)
02/19/10 – 02/21/10 Con Nooga (Chattanooga, TN)
02/27/10 – 02/27/10 Pretty Scary Blood Bath Film Festival (Addison, TX)
03/05/10 – 03/07/10 Dark Woods Con (Pikeville, KY)
03/12/10 – 03/14/10 Monster Mania (Cherry Hill, NJ)
03/12/10 – 03/14/10 Paranoia Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (Long Beach, CA)
03/19/10 – 03/21/10 Saturday Nightmares (Jersey City, NJ)
03/26/10 – 03/28/10 HorrorHound (Indianapolis, IN)
04/09/10 – 04/11/10 Cinema Wasteland (Cleveland, OH)
04/09/10 – 04/11/10 RavenCon (Richmond, VA)
04/09/10 – 04/11/10 Monsterpalooza (Burbank, CA)
04/16/10 – 04/18/10 Chiller Theatre (Parsippany, NJ)
04/16/10 – 04/18/10 Denver Horrorfest (Denver, CO)
04/23/10 – 04/25/10 Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Convention (Nashville, TN)
04/23/10 – 04/23/10 Cinema Slaughter Horror Film Festival (Hollywood, CA)
04/24/10 – 04/25/10 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (Calgary, AB)
04/30/10 – 05/02/10 Texas Frightmare Weekend (Dallas, TX)
04/30/10 – 05/02/10 Con-Tamination (St. Louis, MO)
05/01/10 – 05/01/10 Women of Horror 2 (Chicago, IL)
05/07/10 – 05/07/10 Cinema Slaughter Horror Film Festival (Hollywood, CA)
05/07/10 – 05/09/10 BloodLust Vampire Festival (Orlando, FL)
05/15/10 – 05/16/10 Wonderfest (Louisville, KY)
05/21/10 – 05/23/10 Creation Ent.’s Weekend of Horrors (Los Angeles, CA)
06/04/10 – 06/06/10 Crypticon Horror Convention (Seattle, WA)
06/25/10 – 06/27/10 Monster Bash (Butler, PA)
07/08/10 – 07/27/10 Fantasia (Montreal, QC)
07/09/10 – 07/11/10 BlobFest (Phoenixville, PA)
07/09/10 – 07/11/10 Famous Monsters Convention (Indianapolis, IN)
07/30/10 – 08/01/10 Fright Night Film Fest (Louisville, KY)
08/10/10 – 08/15/10 Rhode Island International Horror Fest (Providence, RI)
08/13/10 – 08/15/10 Fear Fest (Dallas, TX)
08/13/10 – 08/15/10 Atlanta Horror Film Festival (Atlanta, GA)
08/13/10 – 08/20/10 Toronto After Dark Film Festival (Toronto, ON)
08/20/10 – 08/22/10 Monster Mania (Cherry Hill, NJ)
08/27/10 – 08/29/10 Rue Morgue Festival of Fear (Toronto, ON)
09/03/10 – 09/06/10 Dragon Con (Atlanta, GA)
09/09/10 – 09/18/10 Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, ON)
09/10/10 – 09/11/10 Drive-In Super Monster-Rama (Vandergrift, PA)
09/17/10 – 09/19/10 Horror Realm (Pittsburgh, PA)
09/25/10 – 09/26/10 From the Land Beyond (Sacramento, CA)
10/01/10 – 10/03/10 Cinema Wasteland (Cleveland, OH)
10/07/10 – 10/10/10 Eerie Horror Film Festival (Erie, PA)
10/14/10 – 10/17/10 Spooky Movie Film Festival (Washington, DC)
10/19/10 – 10/23/10 Terror Film Festival (Philadelphia, PA)
10/21/10 – 10/24/10 Sacramento Horror Film Festival (Sacramento, CA)
10/22/10 – 10/24/10 Necronomicon (Tampa, FL)
10/22/10 – 10/24/10 Ghoulardifest (Cleveland, OH)
10/27/10 – 10/31/10 Vampire Film Festival (New Orleans, LA)
11/04/10 – 11/07/10 Salty Horror Film Festival (Salt Lake City, UT)
11/05/10 – 11/07/10 Scarefest (Lexington, KY)

Dates TBA:
Horror Society Film Festival (Chicago, IL)
Monster Mania (Hartford-Cromwell, CT)
Terror in the Aisles 4 (Chicago, IL)
Vampire-Con (Hollywood, CA)
Zompire (Portland, OR)
Drive Invasion (Atlanta, GA)
Dark X-mas (Warren, OH)
B Movie Celebration (Franklin, IN)
Shockerfest (Modesto, CA)
Horrorfind (Baltimore, MD)
Dark Carnival Film Fest (Bloomington, IN)
Shriekfest (Los Angeles, CA)
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (Portland, OR)
Screamfest (Orlando, FL)
Zombie Con (Milwaukee, WI)
Music Box Massacre VI (Chicago, IL)
International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival (Tempe, AZ)
Rock & Shock (Worcester, MA)
Shock It To Me! (San Francisco, CA)
Screamfest Horror Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
October Comic & Horror Festival (Nashville, TN)
Hollywood Horror Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
Flashback Weekend (Chicago, IL)
Motor City Nightmares Weekend of Horrors (Novi, MI)
Chiller Theatre October show (Parsippany, NJ)
Fangoria’s Trinity of Terrors (Las Vegas, NV)
Crypticon (Minneapolis, MN)
Texas Blood Bath Film Festival (Dallas, TX)
New York City Horror Film Festival (New York, NY)
Zonacon (Orlando, FL)

Colour From the Dark

I dig the people who are updating their facebook page everyday. So I dig Debbie Rochon.

Screen shot 2010-02-15 at 1.18.58 PMYesterday, she post the trailers of the new movie she starring in : Colour From the Dark.  Colour From the Dark is a film based on a story by H.P Lovecraft :

Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia’s younger sister. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man who, unlike his three brothers, is not at war because of a deformed knee. Lucia is a beautiful and reserved woman dedicated to her family. Their life is peaceful and good, in spite of the hard work. One day, while drawing water from the well, Pietro and Alice accidentally free something from Earth’s womb. A strange and alien color flashes underwater, at the well’s bottom, then disappears. From that moment on, inexplicable events start happening all around the farm, and by night the surrounding vegetation glitters with a sinister glow. The color soon takes hold of the whole farm, and dwelling inside Pietro and his family’s minds, it brings them into its sick world of pain, blood and death.

The film is directed by Ivan Zuccon.

You can check out the official website here.

Retro Friday : Brett Piper’s Bite Me

Each year, Shock-o-rama is putting out a film that put the inde film on another level. In 2004, Brett Piper directed a movie called Bite Me.

Screen shot 2010-02-11 at 9.23.08 PMBrett Piper is one of the best inde director these days. From 2000 to 2006 he made 1 film each year. After Screaming Dead, in 2003, he came back with Bite Me in 2004. The movie is starring Scream Queens Misty Mundae, Julian Wells and Erika Smith.

When a hybrid strain of bio-engineered marijuana is delivered to a secluded strip club, it brings with it a monstrous army of insect creatures and a renegade U.S. federal agent with a big chip on his shoulder. Soon the stealthy, fist-sized bugs are busily engorging themselves on human blood, their bite effecting a particularly potent narcotic reaction in those attacked.

You will se that even if the movie was done in 2004, it’s still watchable .