After a short break for Comic-Con, we're back with the latest edition of our indie spotlight. Today's feature includes a horror charity drive, a new zombie novel, Cthulhu, and more:
The Horror Starlets 2012 Charity Drive: Demonstrating that their interests lay not only in cinematic hack and slash, a bevy of hot horror actresses have united for the fourth year running for a good cause: to support local Los Angeles women battling breast cancer, via their participation with The Busted Foundation (a non-profit charity which provides monetary assistance to women who are experiencing financial challenges as the result of fighting and living with the deadly disease).
Organized by Dreadcentral.com writer Sean Decker, ‘The Horror Starlets’ 2012 team is comprised of the returning Ashlynn Yennie (of The Human Centipede films), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever), Allison Kyler (Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2), Brooke Lewis (Slime City Massacre), Sarah Butler (I Spit On Your Grave) and Carlee Baker (The Woman). Joining them are Natalie Victoria (DeadHeads), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and Barbara Nedeljakova (of Eli Roth’s Hostel films).
In addition to their goal of raising breast cancer awareness, the team is set to participate in the 8th Annual Bowling For Boobies®, which tales place on October 21st in Los Angeles at Jillian’s Hi-Life at Universal City Walk with a red carpet, followed by an evening of bowling, raffles and giveaways, with the proceeds to directly benefit women struggling with breast cancer. Joining the ‘The Horror Starlets’ will be The Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin and Thomas Jane of Reno 911, among other celebrities.
For more information on donating or the event, visit: http://www.dreadcentral.com/thehorrorstarlets and http://www.bowlingforboobies.com
DVD Release for Little Big Boy: It has been announced that Worldwide Multimedia will release "Little Big Boy" to DVD on August 21:
“Little Big Boy” tells the story of acclaimed horror film director Jimmy Duncan, infamous for his psychotic temper and his unique brand of exploitative movies. Having witnessed the murder of his mother at the age of seven, Duncan grew up in an orphanage and then worked his way up in the movie industry. Caught up in the downward spiral of his own success, surrounded by movie reviewers who refused to acknowledge his obvious talent, starlet wannabes with zero ability to act, producers with little patience, and those who will exploit anyone to become famous in a soul eating industry, we follow Jimmy while he is working on his latest feature film “Death Stalker.” The shoot quickly turns into a descent into insanity when his leading lady leaves the production halfway through shooting the film. Haunted by his childhood experiences, Duncan finds himself in an abyss from which there is no return.
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Autumn Moon: Autumn Moon is a new werewolf film in production from director Randy Fabert (Psycho Killer):
"Pulp writer Michael Renee Allen thought the house on the edge of the woods would be the perfect place to write his next novel. He soon finds that the forest has more to offer than just fresh air and a nice view. Something unspeakable is stalking the forest. A cunning force of pure evil that hunts by night, painting the forest with blood."
To learn more, visit: http://www.facebook.com/AutumnMoonFilm
Lynn Lowry joins Ombis: "DefTone Pictures Studios announces cult actress Lynn Lowry has signed on to do a cameo in their upcoming feature film Ombis. Lynn Lowry has appeared in such films as Paul Schrader’s Cat People (1982) and George A Romero’s The Crazies (1973). Lynn will be playing a vital role in the conclusion of the sci-fi/horror flick.
DefTone Pictures Studios’ Ombis is a 1950's styled sci-fi movie set in modern times. It's the tale of an invasion of an alien virus which lands via meteorite in the small town of Metzburgh. Metzburgh is a former industrial town whose glory days are long past but whose residents are carrying on with their daily lives: loving each other and living life as best they can. In the midst of this idealistic backdrop, enter the hideous virus Ombis, which is intent on taking over the planet Earth and changing its residents into a host for a new species."
Learn more about Ombis at: http://www.deftonepicturesstudios.com
Details on Bloody Bones: We have the plot synopsis for the 80's horror-inspired Bloody Bones:
"In 1987, ﬁve youths enter a decrepit house looking for a place to party and escape the weather for the night. Instead they ﬁnd a nightmare. For inside the basement, there lives a skinless monster by the name of Bloody Bones.......and he's hungry."
To find out more about Bloody Bones, visit the official website at: http://www.americanhorrorhouse.com
Rotter World: The zombie novel Rotter World, written by Scott M. Baker, is now available:
"Eight months have passed since vampires released the Revenant Virus on mankind, nearly wiping out both species. For Mike Robson, the situation could be far worse. He has joined up with a small band of humans and the last coven of vampires who are riding out the zombie apocalypse in an old fort along the coast of southern Maine. But the uneasy alliance between humans and vampires is strained with the arrival of the creator of the Revenant Virus. He claims to have a vaccine that will make them immune and allow mankind to take civilization back from the living dead. However, the vaccine is located in a secure underground facility five hundred miles away.
To retrieve it, Robson leads a raiding party of humans and vampires down the East Coast, which has been devastated by the outbreak and overrun by zombies and rape gangs. Yet none of the horrors he deals with on the road can prepare him for what he will find in the underground facility. Robson will encounter the greatest threat his group has faced to date, not only from zombies but from betrayal within his own ranks."
To learn more or purchase the novel, visit: http://www.amazon.com/Rotter-World-Scott-M-Baker/dp/1618680285/
All Dark Places: If you can handle a creepy clown, you may be interested in the psychological horror film All Dark Places that has recently been released to DVD:
Sex, drugs, rock & roll- Christian is a man who's made a few mistakes. He and wife Jamie are giving marriage one last shot for the sake of their young son. But when Christian proves unable to give up his hard partying ways the malicious clown in the closet helps decide their fate
To view the official trailer and website, visit: http://www.alldarkplacesmovie.com/
You can pick up the movie for yourself at: http://www.amazon.com/All-Dark-Places-Joshua-Burrow/dp/B007VX02ES/
Shakespeare v Lovecraft: We covered D.R. O'Brien's novella in a previous spotlight and the story is now getting a graphic novel treatment. Take a look at the 10 page preview below:
“In the same putrid vein as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Shakespeare v. Lovecraft slithers hideously onto the literary mash-up scene, whispering of cosmic horrors and eldritch tales whilst espousing sweet soliloquys and profoundly contemplating mankind’s place in the universe.
Prospero, driven dangerously insane by prolonged exposure to the dread Necronomicon, makes a terrible pact with the titanic alien beast known only as Cthulhu. Now only his enchantress daughter Miranda and a handful of history’s greatest heroes are all that stand between humanity and blasphemous eternal subjugation.
It’s a bloodbath of Shakespearean proportions as Cthulhu and his eldritch companions come at our protagonists from all manner of strange geometric angles in a hideous and savage battle for supremacy.”
For more information on the novella, visit: (UK) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shakespeare-Lovecraft-Shakespeares-Characters-ebook/dp/B007V7VBGM