We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes first details on Chainsaw Sally: The Animated Series, release information for Toxin, Patrick: Evil Awakens, and Rabid Love, a trailer for One Please, and much more:
Chainsaw Sally Animated Series: "Horror’s anti-heroine, Chainsaw Sally, to be the center of a brand new animated television series. The series will be a spinoff of The Chainsaw Sally Show starring April Monique Burril and created by JimmyO Burril. The Burrils are directly involved with the show.
“Chainsaw Sally is lovable and brutal; the epitome of what a vigilante should be in the horror realm. Bloody Bombshell Entertainment and Fatality Films are elated to make this dream a reality in the coming months. Horror fans watch out - we’re determined to change the way you think about horror programming.” Andrea A. Albin.
Struggling with the trauma of her parents’ brutal murder, a poor farm girl turns into a homicidal vigilante to protect her hometown. They took her home. They took her family. They took her sanity. But they could never take her SAW.
She’s 5’3” of F%$% You!
Bloody Bombshell Entertainment and its subsidiary, Fatality Films, are owned in part by Andrea A. Albin and Scott Spiegel. Albin will helm Chainsaw Sally: The Animated Series as Executive Producer."
Toxin DVD and VOD Release Details: "Lieutenant John Paxton wants revenge against the government he and his men swore their lives to defend. The very government that abandoned and betrayed him, leaving him to die after a secret biological warfare experiment went horribly wrong. John will discover revenge is a journey that will ultimately leave millions infected, countless dead, and the lucky few survivors struggling to find the last safe corner for humanity.
XLrator Media will be releasing Toxin on VOD on April 15th and DVD on June 10th."
Directed by Tom Raycove, Toxin stars Doug Chapman and Kyra Zagorsky.
The Case of Mary Ford Trailer: "New York City, 1913. Recent Greek immigrant Mary Ford is accused of killing her lover. Mary claims the real murderer is her husband. But her husband... is already dead. Her defense relies on the story of how she came to America. Her tale begins five thousand miles away in her birthplace in the old world, a village on the shores of the Black Sea in Greek Asia Minor. Here, a web of jealousy, intrigue, mystery, deceit, murder and finally escape leads us to a dramatic climax, in which love endures beyond the grave.
"The Case of Mary Ford" by award winning director Ben Mole starring Branko Tomovic ("Entity", "Tesla"), Yannis Stankoglou ("Hostage"), Dimitra Hatoupi ("The Third Night") with Tamar Karabetyan has just released a first trailer.
It's adapted from the award winning short story by John Mole and tells the story of the Greek legend of the Vrykolakas, a vampire from the sea. "It combined period drama and the supernatural – two things I am consistently drawn to. I also liked that it wasn’t a traditional Western horror story but had an eastern mystique about it.", says director Ben Mole.
The Case of Mary Ford is currently doing the film festival circuit and recently premiered at the prestigious Aesthetica Film Festival, Van d’Or Cannes In A Van, Busho, CineArt Film Festival and also won awards at the Cyprus International Film Festival and Peloponnesian International Film Festival."
Rabid Love Release Details Announced: "A group of recent college grads on a final camping trip together pursue their own agendas when it comes to relationships but must put aside their differences and try to survive when one of them disappears and something in the forest starts killing the rest.
Midnight Releasing will be spreading Rabid Love on DVD and On Demand this coming March to all major and minor digital platforms, rental chains and more! The DVD features an outtakes reel, behind-the-scenes clips, and on-set vlogs by star Hayley Derryberry.
North America prepares to catch the virus on DVD and VOD March 4th, 2014.
Written and directed by Paul J. Porter, Rabid Love stars Jessica Sonneborn (Bloody Bloody Bible Camp), Hayley Derryberry, Josh Hammond (Jeepers Creepers 2), and Brandon Stacy."
To learn more about this film, visit: https://www.facebook.com/RabidLoveMovie
Patrick: Evil Awakens Trailer and Release Details: "When a young nurse begins work at an isolated psychiatric ward, she quickly becomes fascinated with Patrick, a brain dead patient who is the subject of a mad scientist’s cruel and unusual experiments. What starts as an innocent fascination quickly takes a sinister turn as Patrick begins to use his psychic powers to manipulate her every move, and send her life into a terrifying spiral out of control."
Patrick: Evil Awakens was directed by Mark Harley and written by Justin King. The film will be released on March 14th and stars Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, and Sharni Vinson (You're Next).
Photos from Circus of the Dead: "A man becomes entangled in a deadly morality game when the circus comes to town and a sadistic clown forces him to examine the things in life he takes for granted in the most horrific ways.
Family man Don’s visit to an old, run down Big Top circus and chance encounter with a nihilistic group of clowns leaves him fighting for his life and the lives of those he loves. As Don becomes drawn deeper into lead clown Papa Corn’s games, he comes closer to the edge of reason and sanity. Armed with guns, knives and a ’68 Camaro, the clowns lead Don on an all night crime spree through oil soaked West Texas. Papa Corn’s wild ride brings blood, gore and mayhem to all he encounters.”
Circus of the Dead is from director Billy Pon of "Doll Boy" fame. The movie stars Bill Oberst Jr., Parrish Randall and Chanel Ryan. Chanel Ryan and and Bill Oberst featured in the photos below
New Trailer for One Please: "Mommy and Daddy love you...very, very much."
Directed by Jesse Burks, One Please stars Michael Berryman.
To learn more, visit the film's official Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/One-Please-The-Film/598896193500652?id=598896193500652&sk=info
Sinister Cinema Call for Submissions: "It doesn't take long to get seriously scared. And Raven Banner Entertainment wants to encourage all filmmakers to take a stab at creating their own short horror film. The best bloodcurdler, as selected by Raven Banner, will debut in the popular national theatrical series Sinister Cinema.
“Raven Banner loves to support Canadian filmmakers,” says managing partner Michael Paszt. “Canada has a rich history of genre filmmakers, so we’re looking for the new rising crop, and are giving them a great platform to help launch their careers.”
The best film – judged by Raven Banner’s Michael Paszt, James Fler, and Andrew Hunt - will screen Thursday May 29 before Cabin Fever – Patient Zero (directed by Canadian filmmaker Kaare Andrews) in Cineplex theaters across Canada – from Victoria, British Columbia to St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Sinister Cinema Short Film Contest Details:
- No theme restrictions, but the more Sinister the better
- Four minute minimum – six minute maximum
- The deadline to submit a short film is April 14
- Finished film must be shot in HD and finished as an Apple ProRes 23.98 1920x1080
- Upload video to the Sinister Cinema Short Film Contest Group
The winning filmmaker will be notified by April 30. In addition to having their film screen theatrically across Canada, the filmmaker will receive 10 free passes to their nearest participating Cineplex theater so they can share in the experience with family & friends."
For more information on the contest, or how to submit your short film, visit: https://vimeo.com/groups/sinistershorts
America's Most Haunted Trailer: "The crew of a popular ghost hunting show gets more than they bargained for when they come across a location that's actually haunted.
America's Most Haunted, featur[es] the great James Karen (Poltergeist, Return of the Living Dead) in a supporting role. We have landed a US DVD/Blu Ray/VOD distribution deal with Echo Bridge Entertainment, but are still searching for international distribution."
For more information, go to the film's IMDB page at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2330458/
Devil Let Me Go Details: "Containing thirteen stories of intrigue and fear, Devil Let Me Go is the first short story collection from emerging new horror talent, Nathan Robinson, author of the acclaimed Starers, published by Severed Press. Each tale takes the reader into the dark heart of humanity and beyond.
Nathan Robinson lives in Scunthorpe. He’s had short stories published in numerous anthologies by Spinetinglers, Rain Storm Press, Cruentus Libri, Static Movement, Knight Watch Press and many more. His debut novel, ‘Starers’ was published by Severed Press in October 2012 to rave reviews and his first short story collection ‘Devil Let Me Go’ was released in July 2013."
New Gravedigger Trailer Released: "Gravedigger tells the story of Steve Borden (Collins) who is a brilliant, young criminal defense attorney. As junior partner in a local, high end law firm, he makes his living defending the indefensible. When a case gone horribly wrong haunts him, Borden’s conscience begins to send him into a guilt-ridden spiral. Police Chief George Orkin (McKeown) is the town’s top cop. With more bodies turning up buried, District Attorney Mike Ruble (Ruckdashel) suspects Orkin’s ties to crime boss Charles Muzzatti (Stoerback) may be the answer to the case. Now, Orkin must deal with his own eroding sense of integrity to keep both sides of the law off his back. As paranoia rises and Borden, Orkin, Ruble & Muzzatti try to pin the murders on each other, could another, more sinister force be hunting them? Codes, morals and misguided views of justice collide when the law, the mob and the Gravedigger face off in a bloody battle that will darken the survivor’s souls forever. But will burying the guilty, bury the Gravedigger’s own guilt?
Filmed in New Jersey, comes a disturbing, new twisted shock fest “Gravedigger”. A sinister collaboration between the minds of Keith Collins (“Stuck in the Middle”,”The Meat Puppet”), Doug Bollinger (“Waltzing Anna”), Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”), the eerie ink of NY Emmy Award Winning Writer Joseph Pepitone & Billy Pepitone (“Stuck in the Middle”) and along with original music from guitar rock genius Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal ("Guns N' Roses") comes an intense horror/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and the brink of insanity throughout a terrifying journey of paranoia.
Having a unique cast of a who’s who from TV personalities to sports players, reality stars, rock stars & many more, “Gravedigger” recently took home two coveted awards at the 2013 Downbeach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest for best Thriller Feature Film, NJ & Best Actor."
A Night in the Woods DVD Release Details: "When three friends go hiking, jealousies, sexual tensions and strained relationships come to a head, turning what should have been a peaceful camping adventure into a terror trip. As collective paranoia reaches fever pitch it becomes clear that there is a much darker force at work in their ancient eerie surroundings. Who or what is after them? And can any one of them survive a night in the woods?
“A Night in the Woods” comes to home entertainment platforms February 11th."
Amber Alert DVD Release Details: "In a found-footage style, Amber Alert documents an abducted child amber alert crisis caught on video. While filming their audition video for a popular reality television show, best friends Nate and Samantha notice several active amber alert signs. To their surprise, they recognize the car traveling in front of them as the vehicle described on the alert. With police slow to respond, their pursuit quickly turns into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with a murderous child rapist.
Found footage thriller "Amber Alert" terrifies on DVD February 25th."
Splatter: Architects of Fear DVD Release Details: "For the first time in over 28 years this Canadian splatter film will be released on DVD, through Slasher Video.
Coming out February with A behind the scenes interview, stills, commentary with Cannibal Cam, Jesus and producer Bill Smith."
For more information, visit: http://www.friendlyfiredistro.com