It’s that time of the week again! It’s time for me to talk about movies and make fun of Chuck! Yesss!!! This week we have a great line up of films! We have a great Vinegar Syndrome double feature with Edward D. Murphy’s Raw Force and Theodore Gershuny’s Sugar Cookies both on blu-ray! Sugar Cookies was actually written by Lloyd Kaufman…I may have just found the one thing I truly love that he has had a hand in. Last but not least we have The Swimmer from Grindhouse Releasing! This is one hell of a strange movie. We also mention a few other films we have recently seen like The Babbadook, Willow Creek and Horns.
Pieces of Talent, one of the year’s most critically-acclaimed independent horror films, is now available for free viewing online. Shutter Blade Media has uploaded the entire film and encourages viewers to share it: http://bit.ly/amissingpiece
Fangoria calls Pieces of Talent “clever, exceedingly well-produced, sharply written.” Moviepilot says it’s “an exceptionally well-made horror film.” Horror Society raves, “I can not recommend this movie enough.” Now you can see was has these writers gushing, free of charge. If you enjoy it, Pieces of Talent is available for purchase on DVD and VHS from the film’s official website.
Pieces of Talent is available for free in an effort to raise awareness about the upcoming sequel, A Missing Piece. Director Joe Stauffer is back with another horrifying vision, and he’s turning to fans to help bring it to life. He has launched a pre-order campaign in order to raise funds to produce it.
By purchasing a special edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, a digital screener, an autographed poster or an executive producer credit, backers will be the first to see A Missing Piece prior to its official release. The Blu-ray/DVD set will feature both A Missing Piece and Pieces of Talent, along with a host of supplemental material, including a “Choose Your Own Adventure” option that allows the audience to experience A Missing Piece in different ways.
A Missing Piece will further explore the world in which serial killer David Long creates his art. Stauffer explains, “We are extremely excited to further explore the lives of David and Charlotte in order to show a little more about what makes David tick.” David Long and Kristi Ray will reprise their roles in the sequel, with Jeramy Blackford joining the fold as a journalist investigating the murders.
Two years after a group of bodies were discovered on an abandoned farm, a journalist visits the scene of the crime in hopes of learning more about the unknown killer. As he begins to discover details that may have been overlooked, he finds himself closer to the truth than he ever imagined or wanted to be.
Stauffer and the rest of the creative team behind Pieces of Talent are eager to reunite for A Missing Piece, but they cannot do it without your help. They’re aiming to shoot in late spring 2015. Visit http://bit.ly/amissingpiece to learn more.
“A modern surrealist film that tortures the psyche and plays with psychological fears.”
New York, NY – Wild Eye Releasing has announced the December 16th DVD release of film festival favorite Coyote. Hailed as “wickedly brilliant” (A Bucket of Corn), “an amazingly bold first time feature” (Film Bizarro), and “a visceral assault on the senses” (Horror Movies.Ca), Coyote has been a hit on the festival circuit, taking home awards for Best Feature as well as Best Actor for star Bill Oberst Jr. The DVD release of Coyote will be available nationwide (SRP $14.95).
An aspiring writer with insomnia descends into a world of madness and serial killing violence as he is torn between what is real and what has crawled from the darkest recesses of his mind – making him a threat to everyone around him, and most of all himself. A nightmarish, psychological horror that blends Taxi Driver with Videodrome, Coyote features a career-making performance from horror favorite Bill Oberst Jr.
The DVD release of Coyote will exclusively include three feature length commentaries: one with Bill Oberst, one with director Trevor Juenger, and one with cinematographer, as well as the short film Trash Man.
Los Angeles, California – The supernatural thriller The Culling is being revealed here! This title, from director Rustam Branaman, involves a lost and lonely, young girl. She encounters five friends at an isolated cafe and they bring her back to her home. But, a secret lies in the bowels of this cursed structure, one in which none of the friends can escape. Starring Elizabeth Di Prinzio (The Devil Within), Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan), Brett Davern (“Awkward”), Chris Coy, (Hostel: Part III) and Linsey Godfrey, The Culling now has a thrilling first trailer.
The clip shows the five friends, with Lucy (Harley Graham). They drive her back to her home, but the house is strangely empty. As the night grows darker, Tyler, Emily, Sean, Hank, and Amanda begin to suspect that Lucy has brought them into a ghostly trap. Can they escape this curse? Only if the home’s demonic inhabitants will let them.
Recently, The Culling has been picked up by Signature Entertainment, for distribution in the United Kingdom. The release will take place on DVD, this upcoming March 23rd, 2015. As well, there are plans to release the film in North America; New Media Millenium Distributors will handle the film’s domestic distribution. A release date for the United States and Canada is coming soon. For now, media and editors can enjoy a first look at, which is sure to be, one of 2015’s most exciting and terrifying indie horror features- The Culling!
Wild Eye Releasing’s Horror Anthology
Hi-8: Horror Independent 8 Available Nationwide
On DVD December 16th
“Essential viewing … knows how to squeeze every drop of blood from every dollar spent while still being able to deliver the big scare.” -Ain’t It Cool News
New York, NY – Wild Eye Releasing has announced the December 16th DVD release of Hi-8: Horror Independent 8. The eight-part anthology brings together some of the most recognizable names in home video horror of the past 30 years, capturing the creative essence of low budget, shot-on-video filmmaking. The DVD release of Hi-8 will be available nationwide (SRP $14.95).
Called “The Expendables of shot on video horror” by Horror Hound Magazine, the directors for Hi-8 are Tim Ritter (Killing Spree), Brad Sykes (Camp Blood), Marcus Koch (100 Tears), Ron Bonk (The Vicious Sweet), Donald Farmer (Demon Queen), Todd Sheets (Zombie Bloodbath), Chris Seaver (Mulva), and Tony Masiello (SOV: The True Independents), who have returned to 80s and 90s style, gore-laced storytelling. All eight segments feature only practical effects and all directors were forbidden to use any post-Internet technology, including HD cameras, green screen, CGI or found footage. Like the V/H/S series, Hi-8 brings together independent genre filmmakers to spin tales of terror on tape.
HI-8: Horror Independent 8 (Official Trailer) Pre-Order Hi-8 on DVDOrder Hi-8 on VHS The DVD release of Hi-8 will exclusively include a commentary with producers Brad Sykes and Josephine Sykes, The Making of Hi-8, teasers and trailers, and behind-the-scenes images. A Special Edition VHS release of Hi-8 is available exclusively on the Wild Eye Releasing website.
Horror veterans Lynn Lowry and Debbie Rochon star in North Woods
Teaser trailer, clip and poster available now
Horror veterans Lynn Lowry (Shivers, The Crazies) and Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet, American Nightmare) star in North Woods, a motion picture of unrelenting terror. Inspired by the likes of Phantasm, The Evil Dead and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, North Woods aims to bring the grindhouse horror ethos to a modern setting.
A teaser trailer for the film has been released and can be viewed on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Hs7ZvuhjqQU
The opening sequence, in which Rochon showcases her scream queen talents, is also available: http://youtu.be/U4ILX0ooAlg
North Woods is in its final 48 hours of crowdfunding on Indiegogo to raise money in order to complete production. To encourage last-minute donations, prices have been slashed. Backers can get autographs from Lowry and Rochon, a DVD, a poster and more in one package for as low as $15. Other perks up for grabs include screen-used props, producer credits and even percentages of the film’s profits.
The film is directed by Chris Moore, who co-wrote the script with Jason Kasper and stars alongside Lowry and Rochon. The cast also includes fresh faces Sarah McCraw, Andrew Roach, Amanda Grussaute, Brittany Mahaffey and J.K. Michaels.
“North Woods is the kind of horror film that people have been looking for,” explains co-writer/editor Jason Kasper. “But it’s also everything that they’re not expecting. It genuinely feels like a ’70s and ’80s horror film in the way that it’s executed, giving you a nostalgic familiarity. However, it takes the tropes and cliches of the genre and completely turns them on their heads.”
From within the woods, a blood splattered young man, John Prescott, runs out in front of a car, terrified and muttering gibberish. Enter Dr. Pamela Alley, an esteemed psychiatrist, and Detective Morris, her contact and partner from the local police force, who have just been assigned the boy’s case. As the teen begins telling his diabolical tale of a local weekend vacation gone horribly wrong, it becomes clear that nothing is ever what it seems when a very troubled substitute teacher, with a webbed past of nightmares, emerges as the center of the proceedings. What keys does she hold to the nearly phantasmic events surrounding the area for the last several years?
We are back! Finally after what seemed like an eternity of schedule clashing, working and funerals it’s finally time to play podcast once again. This week we have the very anticipated blu-ray release from Blue Underground with Shock Waves, then we take a look at Vinegar Syndrome’s DVD release of Mike Cartel’s Runaway Nightmare! Last but not least is Wild Eye Releasing’s Swamphead! Yep, Swamphead. We catch up a bit from what we have been up to the past few weeks and Chuck rants about random things as usual.