We’re back with another edition of our Indie Spotlight. This week’s feature includes news on an upcoming screening of American Mary, a newly launched horror magazine, distribution for Cell Count, a T-Shirt for The Walking Dead, and more:
Cell Count Distribution News:“FilmBuff has come onboard to digitally distribute the sci-fi horror film festival favorite, Cell Count from filmmaker Todd E. Freeman (Two Fisted and Pray for Hell), starring Robert McKeehen (“Leverage”), Haley Talbot (“Grimm”), Ted Rooney (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Daniel Baldwin (Grey Gardens).
The film, which had its world premiere at the 2012 Fantaspoa Film Festival in Brazil, is the story of Russell Carpenter, a man who reluctantly admits his wife Sadie into an experimental treatment facility for her life-threatening disease. While locked in this prison-like surrounding, they along with 6 others are unknowingly subjected to a cure that might just be worse than the disease itself.
Cell Count is co-produced by Polluted Pictures (The Weather Outside) and Wooden Frame Productions (Wake Before I Die). It will next screen at the Macabro Film Festival in August as well as the Sitges Film Festival and Celluloid Screams in October. FilmBuff will release the film across digital platforms in November.”
Official Trailer for Ombis: ”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.”
American Mary at FrightFest:“MONDAY AUGUST 27TH AT Fright Fest THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL SCREENING OF American Mary and we all want to see you there!
And in some news just in overnight – The Soska Sisters (American Mary) and Katharine Isabelle have also confirmed their attendance.
There’s something incredibly special about being in a intimate theatre, watching a film together. Jen and I are so excited to have you, ladies and gentlemen, see the new film and I want to meet you all. Thank you to everyone who will be attending – and cannot wait to have you see AMERICAN MARY in London!”
The Dead History Project Season 1 Trailer:“Get a taste of what’s to come in the brand new web series, Dead History Project. Follow Kate, Krisy, and Eyal through the three levels of The Palms bar and watch as research and the ghostly inhabitants of the bar reveal the haunted history of the building. New Episodes will air this Summer!”
Hybrid Vigor Successfully Funded:“Hybrid Vigor is a feature film about life, death, violence, morality, immortality, love, and loss in the USSR during Soviet times and in present day Latvia. It opens on frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia during Soviet times. Most of the film takes place in present day Latvia. More details about the plot will be revealed in the coming months.
The film, which began principal photography in March, has already shot large portions on Lake Peipus in Estonia, and also in several locations in Latvia. The film is scheduled to complete shooting later this year once all the funds have been raised. Specific release dates and markets will be announced shortly thereafter.”
Haunted Digital Magazine and Haunted After Dark:HAUNTED DIGITAL MAGAZINE is your one stop shop for the best slice of paranormal and horror all nicely rolled into an online magazine. In issue 2 we feature an exclusive interview with the one surviving child from the Freeling family in the Poltergeist films and we dig deep into the apparent curse on the very film. We also feature the UK’s youngest ghosthunter, fourteen-year-old Carla writes regularly for the magazine and we take a look at Paranormal Groups from all over the world, what makes them different, what makes them tick and, indeed, tock.
HAUNTED AFTER DARK is naughty, is evil, is twisted and is very dark. It’s all the bizarre, gruesome stuff that we couldnt’t show in our sister publication. Issue 1 has just come out and has already been banned and rejected by Apple because of its graphic content. After Dark showcases some of the best horror photographers, models and make-up-artists out there that are currently doing their “thang” AND we believe that their “thang” needs to be seen. From lesbian vampires to hungry zombies, from video nastys to more blood and gore than one can imagine. If you like your horror extreme then this IS the magazine for you. Regular contributors include the Soska Sisters, legendary horror film writers, producers and directors.
New Details on Christmas Horror Anthology: We have the synopsis for two of the segments from the upcoming Christmas horror anthology film Merry F@#$ing Christmas:
Alexandria: After the abortion of an unplanned pregnancy, Alexandria (Elyse Dufour) and husband Martin (Brent Bauer) undergo a trying time in their marriage. Suffering from years of psychological struggles, Alexandria finds her daily regimen of anti-psychotics failing to stem the hallucinations and destructive behavior. This leads her to believe that she is either being mentally tortured by Martin or she is being haunted by the ghost of her unborn child.
The Crann Doll: When Allen Gregory (John C. Bailey) taunts an uneducated and desperate young couple (Nicholas Wagner & Sarah Lomke) who are seeking help for their sick child, his ‘quiet drive in the country’ leads him to be the recipient of an Appalachian curse in the form of… The Crann Doll.
Miss Misery’s Days of Terror: ”Friday and Saturday September 28-29th, 2012, show caters to Horror fans, many of whom will attend dressed as their favorite horror characters. Special guests include Ari Lehman, who played Jason Vorhees in the original “Friday the 13th,” Amy Steel from “Friday the 13th part 2″ and “April Fool’s Day,” Eileen Dietz from “The Exorcist” and Lynn Lowry from “The Crazies, ” as well as dozens of other horror celebrities.
Sacramento, CA – Miss Misery’s DAYS OF TERROR will be held at the Scottish Rite Center on Friday September 28th, 2012 from 1pm to 7pm (After Party with live band 8pm-11pm) and on Saturday September 29th, 2012 from 10am to 6pm.
The Scottish Rite Center is located at 6151 H Street, across from Sac State University. The event is open to the public, who may pay at the event itself. Registration for Friday or Saturday only is $20.00. Both Friday & Saturday is $35. There will be dozens of vendors on hand selling horror-related merchandise, comic books, imported toys, DVDs, video games, original art and much more.”
Heebie Jeebies Horror Short Film Festival: ”Nashville horror host Dr. Gangrene is teaming with Culture Cringe for the First Annual Heebie Jeebies Horror Short Film Festival. The one night event will showcase horror short films made locally in the middle Tennessee area as well as around the globe.
Films will be screened September 29th 2012 at 3 Brothers Deli and Brewhouse located in the heart of Murfreesboro Tennesee, followed by an Award Scaremony honoring the best of the festival. Awards will be given for Best Director, Actor, Actress, Funniest Short, Scariest Short, Best Music Video, a best young film maker award and the Grand Prize of the festival will presented with the coveted Cringie Statue. Winners will also be included on a dvd release from Shackle Island Studios and Culture Cringe and aired on THE CW on Dr. Gangrene Presents television program.
Films must be 22 minutes in length or less, horror themed, and meet TV decency standards. The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens. Submissions must be received by August 22, 2012 A full list of rules can be found at http://heebiejeebiesfilmfest.blogspot.com “
The Walking Dead/Game of Thrones Mash-Up Shirt:“Screen-printed on 100% cotton pre-shrunk tee-shirts. These will be strictly limited, printing only the amount we need to fulfill the pre-orders. The deadline to order is midnight, Sunday July 29th (PACIFIC time). After that, we will not be printing this specific design ever again…so you snooze, you lose! ONLY 15 bucks, and FREE SHIPPING to anywhere within the United States.”