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42-66 The Origin of Evil / L38 The Face of Evil Now Available on DVD

June 6, 2020 in DVD/Bluray, News, Video/TV

Bayview Entertainment releases 2 Italian horror features,  42-66: The Origin of Evil and  L38: The Face of Evil on DVD.  They are available now at Amazon and other fine retailers. 

42-66: The Origin of Evil
Patient 42-66 exits a jailhouse psychiatric clinic with a promise a restarting his life. Unfortunately, visions of the murderous past overwhelm him when he confronts the haunting and violent present he’s thrust into. A supernatural demon guides him to a showdown with a perverse boss and his depraved henchmen. 42-66: The Origin of Evil was written and directed by Dario Almerighi (Me and the Devil) and stars the imposing screen presence Mino Bonini (Infidus, Hotel Inferno) in the title role. Italian with English Subtitles

42-66: The Origin of Evil – Now Available on DVD 

L38: The Face of Evil
A gang of four career criminals the Chechen, Jesus, Rug, and the Pimp begin production of snuff films for their boss, ”Sergio il Papa.” Soon after, the Chechen receives a visit from a mysterious man who raises the level of blood and violence already a daily occurrence among the four to new and awful heights. In Italian with English subtitles. Starring Mino Bonini (42-66, Infidus, Hotel Inferno) and Stefania Bonini (Infidus).

L38: The Face of Evil – Now Available on DVD 

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Jim Towns releases chapter of his new horror book for free online during lockdown

June 6, 2020 in Book News, News

Author Jim Towns and Anubis Press have released a chapter from the new book AMERICAN CRYPTIC- TRUE STORIES OF THE STRANGE AND UNCANNY online for free during the pandemic.

Towns is best known for HOUSE OF BAD (2013), STATE OF DESOLATION (2020) and TV’s “66 HORROR FLIX”. His next film, 13 GIRLS, starring Sadie Katz, Daniel Roebuck, P.J Soles and Victoria De Mare, is currently in pre-production.

AMERICAN CRYPTIC is an open-minded cynic’s take on the uncanny and sometimes frightening things that border our accepted reality. Through thirteen stories and essays, author and filmmaker Jim Towns examines several legends native to his own roots in Western Pennsylvania, and recalls some of his own unexplainable experiences as well. From folk tales of Native American giants buried under great earth mounds, to a haunted asylum, to a phantom trolley passenger, this work seeks not only to present the reader with new and fascinating supernatural tales, but also to deconstruct why our culture is so fascinated by their telling and re-telling.

Towns has released the story of The Six-toed man online for free.

“The Six-toed Man was a ghost story my friends and I were told as kids, that would scare us out of our wits on campouts. But the real story behind the legend is far more horrifying. It’s a story of racism, emancipation, betrayal and murder. It’s also about the bias with which we view those born different from us, and our culture’s pernicious habit of dehumanizing those who don’t fit in.”

AMERICAN CRYPTIC- TRUE STORIES OF THE STRANGE AND UNCANNY by author and filmmaker Jim Towns, now available on Kindle and in paperback.

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SHUDDER ACQUIRES STREAMING RIGHTS TO ‘COLOR OUT OF SPACE’ AND ‘THE SHED’

June 3, 2020 in News, On Demand, Video/TV

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced that it has acquired exclusive U.S. streaming rights for Richard Stanley’s COLOR OUT OF SPACE starring Nicolas Cage (Mandy), Joely Richardson (“The Rook”) and Madeleine Arthur (“Snowpiercer”). Shudder also announced the acquisition of exclusive U.S. streaming rights for THE SHED, the sophomore feature from writer/director Frank Sabatella (Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet), starring Jay Jay Warren (“Bosch”), Cody Kostro (“City on a Hill”), Sofia Happonen (Woman of a Certain Age), Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Men in Black) and Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show). Both films will premiere on Shudder later this year.  

“We’re thrilled to be bringing Shudder members Stanley’s masterful adaptation of one of H.P. Lovecraft’s most influential stories—as well as another unforgettable Nicolas Cage performance—and Sabatella’s inventive new take on the vampire genre,” said Shudder General Manager Craig Engler. “The first half of 2020 has been the most successful in Shudder history, and these two great films will be part of an already-strong second half of the year, alongside titles like Scare PackageThe Beach HouseLa LloronaScare Me and our upcoming original documentary on the history of Queer Horror.”

In COLOR OUT OF SPACE, a meteorite lands in the front yard of Nathan Gardner’s (Cage) farm. He and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. The film was produced by Daniel Noah, Lisa Whalen, Elijah Wood and Josh C. Waller of SpectreVision, which also produced previous Shudder Exclusives Mandy and Daniel Isn’t Real.  COLOR OUT OF SPACE premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and is Certified Fresh™ at 86% on Rotten Tomatoes®. 

In THE SHED, Stan (Warren) and his best friend Dommer (Kostro) have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind. The film, which premiered at last year’s Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, was produced by A Bigger Boat’s Peter Block (the Saw franchise) and Cory Neal (the Hatchet franchise).

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“HNN Presents” Acquires “Master Pieces” for Distribution

June 3, 2020 in DVD/Bluray, News, Video/TV

A WORK OF ART WITH A BODY COUNT

The new distribution label from Bayview Entertainment & Horrornews.net, “HNN Presents“, has announced their first acquisition, the 1980’s style slasher film, MASTER PIECES

If you grew up in the 1980s, around the time Stranger Things takes place, there’s a good chance you remember old school, low budget, guerrilla film making classics like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Prowler.  Master Pieces reimagines what made those movies irresistibly fun for the modern era.  It’s low budget, it’s cheese ball, it’s got kills, laughs, and creepy characters. 

Synopsis:
A deranged artist goes on a killing spree while a new wife, a weird collection agency, and odd happenings around the house add to his troubles.

About HNN Presents
We believe in horror.  This is the genesis of a new era in how people consume entertainment and we are leading the charge to a revolution.  As we stand at the forefront of the film industries rebirth, it’s our mission to establish the horror genre as the epicenter of the “at home” video experience.

About Bayview Entertainment
BayView Entertainment, LLC, is a full service media company committed to acquire, develop, produce, market and distribute audio-visual content. For over fifteen years, BayView made its name by being dedicated to releasing only the best programs in each category from some of the most trusted names in the field.

BayView’s disc programming can be found throughout the country at all online suppliers plus fine brick & mortar retailers, as well as streaming/video on demand at all major digital retailers and platforms.

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COVID Crisis Wreaks Havoc On Upcoming Horror Film Release Date ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’

June 3, 2020 in Movie News, News

Filmmaker Taylor Ri’chard Announces Delay

The writer, director, and producer of ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ has informed us of a delayed date for the film release. After preparing for a release date of June 2, 2020 to all major digital platforms and cable, the film release has been postponed until later in the month. While an exact date has not yet been confirmed between Gravitas Ventures and 3rd Fathom Films, fans should anticipate the film to be available late June or early July. The film had to abandon theaters earlier this year after businesses began to shut down due to the severity of the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s unfortunate to announce that the film is being affected by yet another setback under the constantly changing circumstances. While the delay is disappointing, Gravitas Ventures and 3rd Fathom films hope to have a new release date announcement soon. Fans can expect more information to circulate about this film as Gravitas Ventures and 3rd Fathom Films plan a new target date for the release.

Where will the film be released?

You will be able to watch the film on multiple streaming platforms, Hulu Amazon Prime, iTunes, VUDU, Google Play, YouTubeTV, Microsoft, Fandango NOW, and Vimeo. The film will be available for viewing on the following cable networks Comcast, AT&T Uverse, DirectTV, Verizon, Cox, DishNetwork, Frontier, WOW!, Shaw, SuddenLink, Shaw, Telus, and more.

On June 30, 2020 the film will be available for purchase on Blu-Ray DVD at Amazon, Target, and Barnes & Noble.

Who is in this film?

Notable stars in the film are Collin Shephard as Devin, Alissa Hale as Skylar, Bryen Lenis as Mick, Hal Whiteside as Robert Freeman, Bill Barrett as CAUCHEMAR, Mamie Morgan as Miss Jess, Lolita Price as Lea, Zander Krenger as Jude, Bailey Campbell as Aiden, and Fiona McQuinn as Jo.

Synopsis:

The film starts with Devin, a teenage boy being forced to move to a rural town in Louisiana following his parents’ divorce. Bored and searching for excitement, Devin decides to make friends with two local teens, Skylar and Mick. After being warned by the towns people not to disturb the rest of an ancient demon, Devin, Skylar, and Mick decide to ignore the advice. Regretful of his decisions, Devin’s challenge to save himself and his friends increases in difficultly when the deity becomes more deadly with every passing minute. Superstition, magic, and bad decisions drive us down a small rural road, yet the lurking question becomes – who will survive? Have you ever heard the saying “When man plans, God laughs?” – This statement has never been truer than in this story. After all, some prayers aren’t meant to be answered. Even though Devin, Skylar, and Mick thought their wishes would be granted in the cave, it turns out they should have been careful since not all prayers are meant to be answered. Watch ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ to find out if the wicked will prevail.

Writer/Producer/Director: Taylor Ri’chard

‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ is Taylor Ri’chard’s second film, following his first success, ‘The Final Project.’ This Atlanta-based film director shows his loyalty to the state by filming scenes in local locations and by featuring a crew of dedicated locals well acquainted with the haunted history of the South. Taylor Ri’chard also pays a tribute to his Louisiana heritage by reflecting his French influences through character names. This is a common premise Taylor adds to his screen-writing art and he has done it again in the film through the character CAUCHEMAR. Ri’chard combines the horror genre with authentic folklore and updates the southern gothic ghost story by exploiting a history too chillingly real to deny. Taylor is a huge fan of 80’s horror, particularly, ‘Freddy and Jason.’ Taylor might have created a new horror icon in the film ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ through the demon CAUCHEMAR based on his childhood in Louisiana and Cajun folklore.

2019 Content Creators of Atlanta Award Winner: Best Feature Film, ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name.’

Genre: Horror

Run-Time: 100 minutes

Release Date: To Be Announced

For more information about the film, follow @hallowedbemovie on Instagram.

For more information about Taylor Ri’chard and 3rd Fathom Films, follow @reel_taylor and @3rdfathom on Instagram.

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A Challenge of Blood & Might? Horror Hosts Vie for Horror Glory!

May 31, 2020 in Events, News

I have always loved the idea of a “horror jeopardy”. Being a long-time genre enthusiast I have even wondered if I have the mettle to stand up against some of the most well known horror historians in the business. Maybe we won’t have the answer to that particular question, BUT we can certainly see some of horror’s best and brightest vie for the title of horror’s top know-it-all.

Hosted by genre enthusiast Peter Hopkins, the Quiz on Haunted Hill takes four contestants renowned for the horror knowledge and pits them against each other in a horror trivia battle royale. With several episodes still left to air:

  • Horror Hostess Special 2 Quiz: Friday 5th June 2020 at 9pm (British Summer Time)
  • Horror Host Special Quiz: Friday 12th June 2020 at 9pm (British Summer Time)

The show has also promised a “Horror Host Special” for Friday June 12th featuring David Black (a.k.a. Count Funghoula), Frank Ailsworth (a.k.a. Lord Blood-Rah), James Currie (a.k.a. Al Omega) and Scott Paulson (a.k.a. Keymaster Slasher Poe).

For more information please follow the Horror Vault at www.youtube.com/thehorrorvault

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FREE Giveaway of THE NURSERY DVD

May 31, 2020 in Contests, News

Subscribe & Leave a Review of Podcast INDIE HORROR RISING for a Chance to Win

Horror movie fans have the chance to win a FREE signed DVD of the 2018 supernatural horror-thriller THE NURSERY! To qualify, fans must subscribe to Three Tortured Minds’ podcast INDIE HORROR RISING on iTunes and leave a user review, and the more people who enter, the more DVD’s will be given away!

Here’s what fans need to do to enter:

1.   Go to the INDIE HORROR RISING podcast on iTunes (start at https://goo.gl/ewBzLi or search “Indie Horror Rising” on iTunes!) and SUBSCRIBE.

2.   Leave both a CUSTOMER RATING and a REVIEW on iTunes after they subscribe.

3.   EMAIL to threetorturedminds@gmail.com with their NAMEEMAIL ADDRESS, and the ITUNES USER NAME that displays on the review.

And that’s it! They’ll be entered for a chance to WIN! But they have to do it soon, because all subscriptions, reviews, and emails must be received by 11:59 p.m. on FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020!

INDIE HORROR RISING is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with indie horror filmmakers, writers, actors, distributors, and others working in today’s diverse indie horror film community. The podcast is intended for fellow filmmakers, genre fans, and students who are interested in in-depth discussions of the challenges, opportunities, and behind-the-scenes fun of indie horror filmmaking. Recent guests on the first several episodes of the podcast have been Keith Leopard, Founder/CEO of the distributor Uncork’d Entertainment; director/actor/producer Miles Doleac of the upcoming film THE DINNER PARTY; and filmmakers Casey Dillard and Glenn Payne of the upcoming film DRIVEN!

THE NURSERY is the 2018 debut feature from THREE TORTURED minds, and the DVD includes great extras, including a filmmakers’ commentary track and a making-of documentary! Reviewers called THE NURSERY “chilling”, “awesome”, “creepy as hell”, “a real surprise”, and “one of the best horror films to come out of 2018”!

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CANNIBALS DO DINNER! ‘THE DINNER PARTY’ released 5/6

May 30, 2020 in Movie News, News

“THE DINNER PARTY” – SCARY BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURETTES

Bill Sage (American Psycho, “Power”) and Jeremy London (Mallrats, The Devil’s Dozen) star in writer-director Miles Doleac’s The Dinner Party, coming to theaters, DVD and Digital this June from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Renowned surgeon and culinary enthusiast, Carmine Braun, invites playwright, Jeffrey Duncan, and his wife to join his eccentric friends at their semi-annual dinner party, having promised to fund Duncan’s new play to Broadway. As the evening descends into madness, the group’s true intentions are revealed, along with an ancient secret that will change the Duncans’ lives and fortunes forever.

Lindsay Anne Williams, Mike Mayhall, Alli Hart, Ritchie Montgomery and Miles Doleac also star.

The Dinner Party will hit theaters June 5 (TBC), be available on DVD and Digital from Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Fandango Now, Xbox, Dish Network, Direct TV and through local cable providers.

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Bai Ling and Ron Jeremy Join the Cast of “Ole Splitfoot”

May 29, 2020 in Featured, Movie News, News

International Actress Bai Ling and celebrity superstar Ron Jeremy join the cast of what is now being called “possibly the craziest horror-comedy of all time”.

Just days after the release of the film’s first official trailer the producers behind the horror-comedy “The True Tale of Ole Splitfoot vs. The Lesbian Warrior Nuns of the Great White North” announce that both Bail Ling (The Crow, Crank: High Voltage, Wild Wild West) and Ron Jeremy (The Boondock Saints, Orgazmo, Detroit Rock City)

These new additions to the cast join Michael Paré, Robert Lasardo, Bishop Stevens, Kaylee Williams, Jeanne Young, Julie Anne Prescott, Rebecca Rinehart, Max Koch, Katie Schooley and more. The film starts principal shooting this November, anticipating a second quarter 2021 release.

Synopsis:

Set in a remote Canadian town ,whose only industry is the local maple syrup processing plant, a group of lesbian warrior nuns, posing as strippers, stand guard, vigilant; the last defense against the hordes of Satan.

Late one chilly, northern night strip club The Beaver Dam! becomes the final battleground for the forces of good and evil to go head to head as a young mother frantically looks to protect her child from certain damnation!

Trailer on Youtube   |  Ole Splitfoot on Facebook  |  Horror-Fix  |  Twitter

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Emma Dark’s Retro Sci-Fi Horror ‘SALIENT MINUS TEN’ comes to DVD and Digital

May 28, 2020 in Movie News, News

Award-winning Director Emma Dark’s Retro Sci-Fi Horror SALIENT MINUS TEN comes to DVD and Digital

Having recently completed a successful run on the film festival circuit, award-winning director Emma Dark’s cerebral, retro sci-fi/horror short SALIENT MINUS TEN now comes to DVD and Digital. 

Synopsis: Adam Harper is an average man. And on an average day he suddenly finds himself catapulted into the strangest, reality changing game… A game of time and chance, where the stakes are a matter of life and death.

Starring Alan Austen (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back) as Adam Harper, with writer/director Emma Dark also taking a role as the antagonist of the story – The Woman. Chris Hampshire and Beric Read, alumni of Emma’s previous film “Seize the Night” (2015) star in supporting roles alongside newcomer Samantha Oci. The film is scored by LA-based composer Eric Elick and was shot by renowned DoP Philip Bloom (Red TailsThe Wonder List with Bill Weir). Other crew include sound designer Chris Collier, VFX artist Davy Simmons, and SFX makeup artist Mike Peel (The DescentEvil AliensShed of the Dead)

SALIENT MINUS TEN’s festival journey began in 2017 when it received a glitzy world premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square, London as part of The British Horror Film Festival, and went on to play at festivals including The Dark Side Magazine’s DarkFest, Starburst Magazine’s Media City Film Festival, Rue Morgue Magazine and Unstable Ground’s Little Terrors, Screenland Theatres and Downright Creepy’s Panic Fest, and many more!

The film picked up a number of awards and nominations during its festival run, including winning writer/director Emma Dark ‘Best Director’ at Starburst Magazine’s Media City Film Festival, and the ‘Albert Pyun Inspiration Award’ at The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival in 2018.

Emma Dark commented: “After much anticipation I’m proud to be able to present SALIENT MINUS TEN to a wider audience on both DVD and digital following a successful festival run. The project has been a labour of love for me, and I’ve consistently been involved in the production in a much wider capacity than writer/director. I do hope people enjoy the film and I’d like to thank all my wonderful cast and crew for supporting my vision, and doing such a fantastic job of it.”

Autographed DVDs are available exclusively from Emma’s Etsy store (etsy.com/uk/shop/EmmaDarkOfficial), and come packaged as a BBFC 15 rated, two disc double bill presentation with Emma’s previous award-winning festival short, action/thriller SEIZE THE NIGHT. Collectors packs are available which include the DVD, alternative SALIENT MINUS TEN cover art by Simon Pritchard(artbeat64.com), and a set of four mini lobby cards.

SALIENT MINUS TEN is also viewable online via Emma’s YouTube channel (with a digital premiere set for 27 May 7:30pm GMT London time, including a YouTube ‘Live Chat’ with Dark). 

Digital premiere: youtube.com/watch?v=ofOfwr2rrF4

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