We're happy to announce that Tamika Jones is expanding her role on Daily Dead and is taking over the Indie Spotlight. For today's feature, she brings readers two short horror films to watch, along with the latest indie horror news sent our way:
6 Degrees of Hell Premiere: "Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, The Goonies) will be in attendance for the Los Angeles premiere of 6 Degrees of Hell. Joined by writer and producer B.H. Smith, the screening will include a Q&A following the film and a horror trivia game, with such prizes as signed scripts, posters and movie packs.
In Northeast Pennsylvania, "Uncle Jack's Hotel of Horror" is besieged by a dark presence after two friends of "Uncle" Jack, Chris and Kellen, unwittingly release a deadly evil by transporting local psychic Mary Wilkins' collection of haunted objects as props for the popular tourist attraction. At the same time, a local TV ghost hunter, confronts an evil that has haunted him all his life-one he believes is responsible for his sister's death years ago.
His search puts him in the path of a rogue police chief and June, a girl who seems to be the eye of this supernatural perfect storm. They all find themselves connected to the old hotel while the threads of their own personal horrors draw paranormal investigator Kyle Brenner (Feldman) to pull all the threads together.
The film will be released on Blu-Ray/DVD on November 27th. The Blu-Ray and DVD will come complete with an impressive selection of special features. These include "The Making of 6 Degrees of Hell", "Behind the Scenes with Corey Feldman", "The Real Hotel of Horror Walkthrough", "The World Premiere of 6 Degrees of Hell" and more."
The Sleepover: Chris Cullari's The Sleepover tells the story of how "Innocents and the boogeyman battle in this dark comedy." The cast includes Josh Feldman (Tom), Gus Kamp (Eric), Carolyn Jania (Rachel), Walker Davis (The Derry Slasher), and Kristine Blackburn (Mrs. Roberts). The short film also won Vimeo's Cabin in the Woods Short Film contest. We have provided the entire short film below. For more information, please go to The Sleepover's official Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/thesleepoverfilm
Red Sea Media Launches Four Genre Films: "Red Sea Media, along with their genre label Dead Sea Media, have entered into a four film production partnership with Enderby Entertainment and their genre label Tony-Seven Films. The projects span a number of genres including horror, thriller, science fiction and supernatural, with Red Sea Media and Tony-Seven Films introducing these titles, along with each company's current slate, during the American Film Market. Red Sea Media will also be handling all international rights to the films.
The first film to be produced under the deal will be BLOOD SHED, written and created by 2010 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition Quarterfinalist and 2011 UCLA Screenwriting Contest Finalist Patrick Hasson, who will serve as film's director, along with co-director Juan Carlos Saizarbortia. The cast includes Bai Ling (“Crank: High Voltage”) and Vida Guerra (“Not Another Celebrity Movie”). Producers are Rick Dugdale for Enderby Entertainment and Roman Kopelevich for Red Sea Media. Executive producing is Vadim Gorainov, Sveta Snitko, Daniel Petrie, Jr., George Peyton and Greg Hall. Principal photography is scheduled to begin in November of this year.
BLOOD SHED is based on the true events of a loner who moves into a storage facility inhabited by a community of squatters until they are locked in for the night with a deranged demonic witch who hunts them down in search of her lost child.
In development for the second slot under the deal is ENCOUNTER AT NP-9, a paranormal thriller written by Todd Ireland and based on a true story set in the frozen mountains of Siberia. The film is scheduled for a shoot in Slovakia in February, 2013, with additional production details soon to be announced."
Mr. Tricker's Treat (a Halloween Short): Created by filmmaker Mike Kochansky, this "creepy 5 minute Halloween/horror short film called 'Mr. Tricker's Treat' is about a man named Mr. Tricker who decorates his yard each Halloween with real bodies. Last year it screened in the UK & LA, and we just made it available online in time for Halloween this year. You can check it out at www.MrTrickersTreat.com or directly on YouTube." We've included the entire short for you to watch below:
Call of Duty Undead: "Principal photography is underway on Hot Iron Production's upcoming original horror movie, “Call of Duty Undead.” All proceeds will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project™, a charity dedicated to raising awareness for severely injured service men and women.
The story sees members of the Alpha Squad brought together to investigate the mysterious disappearances of high-profile individuals; however, what they find leads them in an all out war for survival against a wave of undead experiments. Alpha Squad must fight, not just for the sake of their own survival, but the fate of the world.
U.S. Marine Veterans Robert Woodley and Chris Clark star as Captain Roy Weiss, leader of the Alpha Squad, and Nicholas Bergman, a nefarious individual bent on creating a pharmaceutical drug that cures all aging and illness, respectively. As Bergman’s drug transforms into something else entirely, the Alpha Squad is brought in to answer the call."
Call of Duty Undead will be released in 2013. For more information on the project, please visit: www.callofdutyundead.com
To Hell You Ride: Lance Henriksen (The X-Files, Millenium) and Joseph Maddrey in partnership with Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to create an original comic series called To Hell You Ride.
"It's a story that originated in Lance's mind about 30years ago, when he first visited the town of Telluride, Colorado.Something about the place (which was not yet the thriving ski resort thatit is today) haunted his imagination. In the early 1990s, he wrote a filmscript set there. It revolved around a Vietnam veteran named Jim Shipps,who is serving as sheriff of a town with an ancient curse."
The Black Dahlia Haunting: "The film follows a young woman, Holly (Pinn), who flies from New York City to Los Angeles to follow up on the murders of her abusive father and stepmother by her blind since childhood younger brother Tyler (Dahl). She soon encounters the psychiatrist assigned to treat Tyler, Dr. Owen (Griffith), who seems to have a special connection to a spirit Tyler claims speaks to him, Elizabeth Short - known in lore as THE BLACK DAHLIA (Iacono).
Consumed by vengeance, the spirit of the Dahlia has been playing mindgames with individuals who have experienced great pain in their lives, from Tyler, to Malcolm (Slagle) a man who can speak to the dead by touching objects that were of great importance to them, and now to Holly..."
Sledge Trailer Released: “A True American Horror Story hits you from the beginning with originality. From the skull crushing death, to the killer, Adam Lynch, who in his psyche believes he is living in a movie and video game world. With each kill, he adds to his collection, which happens to be the faces of his victims. As a new group of people show up to the secluded rental camp ground, Adam meticulously watches them all to see if any is worth sparing their life. With Alex (Dustin Bowman) as the funny guy, Sarah (Stephanie Tupper) the girl Alex wants to be with, Nash (Russ Matoes) the pansy boyfriend who takes the insults Alex dishes at him, Shawn (Travis Hanson) the dimwitted friend and Michelle (Desiree Holmes) the girlfriend of Shawn, they begin their camping trip with fun, booze and sex, all the pieces needed for a good horror movie.
When the sun rises on the next day however, that is when the death begins and people begin to die, one by one in gruesome and hilarious ways. Sledge is a Horror Comedy not seen before, and will leave you screaming with fear and laughter as you leave the theater. Adam Lynch (Kristian Hanson) is one killer, you don’t want to mess with.”
Instant Zombies Giveaway:"VHS-Man.com just released Volume 1 of their "Instant Zombies" for free download! "Instant Zombies" are Full HD pre-keyed Zombies that anyone can use in any project. They will also be used in the movie VHS-Man which is still up for crowdfunding for a few days.
You know the problem: You want to shoot a zombie movie but only two friends show up and they don't want to get their clothes dirty? What if you could just drag and drop some zombies into your project without effort? So head over to www.vhs-man.com and get your zombies. Volume 2 is around the corner. Soon it'll be a virtual zombie army!"
iFrankenstein: "Following her critically-acclaimed iDrakula, award-winning author Bekka Black breathes life into a modern re-telling of iFrankenstein, using only text messages, web browsers, tweets, and emails. In iFrankenstein, homeschooled teenager Victor Frankenstein determines to write his own ticket to independence by creating an online virtual human. Too bad his creation has other plans."
The e-novel iFrankenstein is available now over on Amazon. For more information about the author, Bekka Black, visit her website: www.bekkablack.com
Cybornetics: "Cybornetics is about a future world of bio-mechanical technology and awe-inspiring scientific advances, where humans share every aspect of their lives with their machines. But when a leading scientist and his team build an advanced prototype cyborg named A.R.C. 1 for an undisclosed secret military project, the scientists aren't prepared for the consequences. Suddenly, A.R.C. 1 is on his own in a strange and dangerous world, as he embarks on a spectacular quest to discover the startling secrets of his true identity."
Cybornetics stars Justin A. Davis, Hillary Hawkins, Pascal Yen-Pfister, James Rich, Nate Steinwachs, Alan Bendich and Raw Leiba. The film was released on October 23rd, 2012 on DVD, VOD (Video on Demand), and Digital Download. To learn more about this film and to see the film's trailer, visit their official website: www.cybornetics.net
Gut Screenings: "Something is missing in Tom's life. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around him. His best friend Dan thinks he has the answer, a mysterious video he's got to see to believe. What Dan shows him leaves Tom unsettled, flooding his mind with disturbing images and desires, and binding the two friends together with its ugly secret. As he tries desperately to forget what he saw, Tom's mounting feelings of guilt and disillusionment quickly give way to paranoia and fear. One video soon follows another and another, blurring the line between reality and voyeuristic fascination, and threatening to dismantle everything around them."
Gut is being screened at the New York City Horror Film Festival on November 10th and the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego, California November 11th. For more screening dates or other news regarding the film, visit: www.gutmovie.com
ThanksKilling 3 Clip: "In "ThanksKilling 3," the fowl-mouthed villain Turkie is back and hacking his way to find the last copy of “ThanksKilling 2” which has landed in the hands of a group of disturbingly crude puppets.
The death toll rises as Turkie carves through the likes of Flowis the rapping grandma, Rhonda the bisexual space worm, Yomi the puppet in search of her mind, and their equally ridiculous friends who all travel through fantastical settings such as the FeatherWorld and Turkey Hell. With the guidance of Uncle Donny (Dan Usaj), the wig-wearing inventor of the PluckMaster 3000, Jefferson (Joe Hartzler), Head of Security at ThanksgivingLand, and a WiseTurkey, the gatekeeper to the FeatherWorld, our collection of raunchy characters hope to fend off the murderous rampage of Turkie, all while trying to help Yomi find her mind.Directed by Jordan Downey, produced by Ricky Fosheim, and written by Kevin Stewart, Jordan Downey & Mike Will Downey, this hilariously gory sequel to cult hit “ThanksKilling” is the first movie to skip its own sequel. Gobble, Gobble, Motherf***er!"
ThanksKilling 3 will be released on iTunes and VOD on November 13th, 2012. Here's a clip from the movie:
Thesis of Evil Trailer: "Dr Professor's Thesis of Evil is a dark comedy set in the world superheroes, gigantic mutant koalas and death rays. The satiric movie tells a story about Dr Professor, the most successful super villain of his time. However Dr Professor has lost his appetite for destruction; he has become a prisoner of marketing powers and his idol status, and finds himself not in control of his evildoing. How can he take the destiny back to his own hands?"
The Walking Dead Minimalist Prints: "These minimalist posters were delicately created, subtracting minor elements, leaving only the raw shape and form needed to depict it's character. Written below is a unique and charismatic quote from each character. First drawn by hand and then illustrated digitally, these 12"x16" one of a kind stretched canvas prints are a must for any fan of The Walking Dead."