We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for Kane Hodder’s Exit to Hell, trailer for Evil Feed, Another, and Terrible Angels, video highlights from Steven Yeun interview with Conan O’Brien, and much more:
Exit to Hell Release Details: “After robbing a mafia run strip club, a naïve group of thugs head for the border to enjoy their bounty. But when they enter the remote and wind-swept town of Redstone, they gruesomely discover that revenge is all in how you slice it. Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) takes the title role as Sheriff Slade Sickle, a man with an abiding appetite for justice! Exit to Hell co-stars Tiffany Shepis (Nightmare Man, Dark Reel) and Rena Riffel (Showgirls, Mulholland Dr.) in this carnage-filled tribute to American Grindhouse cinema.
Uncork’d Entertainment has inked North American VOD, digital and home entertainment rights to the rough and rugged horror drama Exit to Hell (previously titled Sickle). Exit to Hell was written, directed and produced by Robert Conway and Funhouse Features producers David Friedman, Justin Anderson and Executive Producer Anthony Casanova. Exit to Hell is expected on VOD in early November and DVD in early 2014. Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard made today’s announcement.
“Robert Conway and his producers truly understand the depth and cinematic history of this genre,” remarked Leopard, “and it’s all on the screen. Having iconic actor Kane Hodder adds another layer to this film that I’m certain will thrill a huge audience throughout the U.S. and Canada.””
Terrible Angels Trailer and Release Details: “Detective Ben Nolan (Michael Madsen) is sent to a state penitentiary to investigate the story of convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel (Una Jo Blade). Over the course of the interview Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks by a man named Justice. Although Ben does not believe Linda, he tries to uncover the truth as he sifts through Linda’s elaborate stories. As the investigation unfolds, Linda’s sanity is put to question as she retraces her steps of what happened throughout the alleged abduction, leaving Ben to decide whether to go on with the investigation or leave Linda to the fate of the prison system.”
Terrible Angels was written and directed by Anthony Pierce and stars Una Jo Blade, Michael Madsen, Hank Cartwright, Meiko Mitchell, Adrienne Vogel, and George Castillo. The movie is now available on DVD and digital download services. For more information on this film, visit:
Details on Evil Feed from Alain Chanoine: “Evil Feed is a horror-action-comedy about a sinister Chinese restaurant that kidnaps elite MMA fighters off the streets, forcing them to fight to the death Pit of Gore, and then serves up the loser for dinner to paying guests. Alain’s character in Evil Feed is Tyrone, a 70’s leather coat wearing, Karate loving and vengeful badass. When his friends get in trouble Tyrone goes in head first to save his friends – but of course, with swag and style.
A little bit more on Alain, known for his world-class martial arts skills, his stunt work can be seen in film such as Immortals, Percy Jackson & the Lightening Thief, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Blade: Trinity and more. Alain was also part of the team that came up with the concept for all the action scenes of the box-office hit, Resident Evil: Retribution. Upcoming, Alain’s stunt work can be seen as Atticus’ stunt double in the highly-anticipated 2014 film Pompeii, starring Kit Harrington, Emily Browning and Kiefer Sutherland.”
Here’s what Alain had to say about his experience working on the movie:
“My experience on “Evil Feed” was one of a kind. First, I cannot recall even watching a gory film with good comedy, horror and Martial Arts, let alone work on it. I was living in Toronto, Canada, when Aaron Au, the producer of the film called me to be part of the project. I’ve been working as an actor for more than 12 years now, but I had yet to play an Action Hero. By that I mean a main character that can kick serious butts. So, I jumped on the opportunity. I’ve always wanted to use my experience in Martial Arts in my acting career. When we were not on set we were rehearsing the fights which made the whole experience very intense and amazing.”
“It was so much fun to play Tyrone, my character in the film. Tyrone is straight out of a 70’s black exploitation flick. It’s all about Swagger and beat downs. He is like the enforcer of the group, when his friends get into trouble with a ruthless group of cannibals, Tyrone jumps in to save his friends.
[Spoiler- Highlight to read] While I was reading the script and was noticing that people were getting killed left right and centre, I kept expecting to die in the next page. You should have seen my face when I realized I made it to the end of the film. I was like: “Yes I made it!” [End Spoiler]
To learn more about Evil Feed, visit: http://www.evilfeed.com
Two Guys and a Film Announce Four Horror Films: “Independent production shingle, Two Guys and a Film, announced their second slate of feature films today. The films, totaling five, will all be horror/sci-fi genre films and will kick off production in early 2014. Each film will star recognizable name talent in the starring roles.
Out of the entire slate of films, four of the five will be in the horror genre. The stories will range in plot across the full genre itself. Zombie actioner, ‘Extinction’ is about a group of military elite who travel deep behind enemy lines to investigate a viral outbreak. ‘Decapitator’ will be a creature feature about a group of college students who become hunted by an ancient Peruvian blood-god.
The found-footage film, ‘Beach Day Massacre’ follows a group of marine biology students as they document a series of fatal shark attacks. ‘Villisca’ will be a true-life paranormal haunter in the vain of ‘The Conjuring’, about a family whose new home is terrorized by the ghosts of the children who were murdered there.
Rounding out the slate is sci-fi thriller, ‘68 Minutes’ about a former scientist who breaks out of a mental institute in order to stop a device that could potentially create a universal time crisis.
As far as why the company is focusing on a slate of films instead of a single production, co-owner James Thomas states, “We’ve proven on the last two films that a film slate model can work. Now it’s time to take it up a notch. We’ve always thought big and bold. This is just the natural progression for us as filmmakers.”
For these films, the company is turning to crowd-funding in order to raise the initial development monies. That money will go toward hiring a well-established Line-Producer and Casting Director, forming multiple Limited Liability Companies for investment purposes, paying various legal fees, as well as traveling to meet with potential investors. With a combined Twitter following of just under 50K, the company is really looking to their social media fan base of film genre lovers and independent filmmakers to help get the ball rolling. The campaign launches today.”
To get full information on all five films, go to the Two Guys and a Film website at: www.twoguysandafilm.com
Details on Bonnie McKee’s ‘Sleepwalker’ Video: “Bonnie McKee released the video to her latest track “Sleepwalker” yesterday. Full of Halloween themes, the video features Bonnie fighting off a mob of blood thirsty Zombies. A great watch to put you in the Halloween spirit.”
For more information on Bonnie McKee, visit: www.bonniemckeeofficial.com
Bounty Killer DVD Release Details: “It’s been 20 years since the corporations took over the world’s governments. Their thirst for power and profits led to the corporate wars, a fierce global battle that laid waste to society as we know it. Born from the ash, the Council of Nine rose as a new law and order for this dark age. To avenge the corporations’ reckless destruction, the Council issues death warrants for all white collar criminals. Their hunter’s – the Bounty Killer. From amateur savage to graceful assassin, the Bounty Killer’s now compete for body count, fame and a fat stack of cash. They’re ending the plague of corporate greed by exterminating the self serving CEO and providing the survivors of the apocalypse with retribution. These are the new heroes. This is the age of the Bounty Killer.
[Bounty Killer will be] available on Blu-Ray & DVD October 29, 2013.”
Directed by Henry Saine, Bounty Killer stars Matthew Marsden, Christian Pitre, Barak Hardley, Eve, Gary Busey, Beverly D’Angelo, and Alexa Vega.
To watch the film’s trailer, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG–y4t9UwU
Trailer for Another: “Compelled by the possibility that she could have a dark twin, Jordyn (Paulie Rojas) questions her own sanity, and reality itself. Jordyn’s curiosity pulls her into a dark underworld of demonic possession, desire, and extreme indulgences churning a dead witch’s brew that tears her very soul apart.
Director Jason Bognacki (The Red Door) has completed production on his latest, visually stunning horror feature, titled Another. This supernatural shocker stars Paulie Rojas (The Last Resort) as Jordyn, a woman possessed by an evil twin and her twin is growing stronger. Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3), Nancy Wolfe and David Landry co-star.
This title will begin its film festival run shortly as it searches for distribution and a future release date. For now, viewers can see one of the most intriguing trailers in indie horror as Bognacki gets ready to unleash a demonic force unto the world.”
To learn more on this film, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Another-A-Film-by-Jason-Bognacki/101104546640677
Welcome to the Horror Show CD and Promo Details: Horror music composer Sam Haynes just released, “‘Welcome to the horror show’ my new dark electro horror haunt soundtrack CD for Halloween. Inspired by 70s and 80s horror themes but with an up to date sound for halloween haunts. The CD is being used for several theme parks this year, [and] has been featured on FEARnet’s 31 days of Halloween and is getting plays on Halloween radio.
I have a 20% off code running at the moment – HALLOWEEN – which you can use on the bandcamp page to get the CD for about 3 bucks!”
For more information on Sam Haynes’s music, or to purchase his CD, go to his main website at: www.hauntmusic.co.uk
Details on The Creepshow’s ‘The Devil’s Son’ Video: “Toronto based punk rock ‘n’ roll band The Creepshow has premiered a wicked new video for their song “The Devil’s Son” today at AltPress.com. The track is featured on the band’s forthcoming album, Life After Death, which is scheduled for release on October 22nd via Sailor’s Grave Records (U.S.), Stomp Records (Canada) and People Like You Records (Europe).
The Creepshow’s country-tinged, rockabilly anthem, “The Devil’s Son,” is a dark tale of forbidden love that plays out in the new video in the most gruesome fashion. Things get bloody fast as the band’s chainsaw wielding vocalist, Kenda, gracefully sings about falling in love with the Devil’s son, as Sean “Sickboy” McNab, The Reverend McGinty, Daniel Flamm and Sandro Sanchioni provide a memorable and haunting rhythm.
The Creepshow’s fourth studio album, Life After Death, features 11 horror-soaked tracks that blend country, psychobilly, punk rock and rock ‘n’ roll, including “The Devil’s Son,” “Take It Away” and “Sinners & Saints.””
To watch the music video for The Devil’s Son, visit the Alternative Press website at: http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/video_premiere_the_creepshow_the_devils_son
First Details on Northstar: “Northstar is a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi/action story about a group of hardened survivalists and a mysterious woman who are pitted against a shadowy military force following a tragic event that has decimated North America. The story fuses stark, Mad Max-style action, X-Files-eque mysticism, and a timeless argument for the right of the individual that follows in the tradition of books like 1984 and Brave New World.
My partners, Michigan natives/Co-writers/Directors Seth and Nathan Anderson, and I will be bringing this project to their hometown of Iron Mountain and Gwinn, MI later this fall through March of 2014. As stated earlier, we have been developing this project for the past 5 years, from script development through location scouting/logistics, and we’re now gaining steam as we go through talent and finance packaging. Overall, we have worked non-stop to bring this film to the Midwest, specifically to Seth and Nathan’s hometown to give back to the community, contribute to the local economies, and boost awareness of the the wonderful townships and landscape in that region of Michigan.”
Tales of Light & Dark Episode Details: “Award winning filmmaker, Glen Baisley, best known for his horror movies (available on NetFlix and Amazon Instant Video) featuring Light & Dark Productions’ staple villain, the Black Rose Killer, has turned his attention to the web to spin new tales of madness, murder and mayhem in a new anthology series entitled Tales of Light & Dark.
The first season will kick off this Halloween with a lighter tale entitled “Lolli Girl” that follows the misadventures of a young homeless British girl as she falls prey to the dangers of the street.
The tales will get darker as the series moves forward. “Open Call”, this season’s second episode, follows struggling actress, Mary David who yearns to be more than just an average housewife. Things suddenly shift into high gear when she is offered the role of a lifetime.
The third episode, “Truth, Justice and the American Way” finds Father Peter questioning his beliefs and values after he causes the tragic death of a young woman and is abducted by her lover.
“GeoKilling” rounds out the first season. A group of friends hike into the woods on a geocaching excursion. The treasure they discover at the end of their quest will change their lives forever.
All episodes will be available on the Light & Dark Productions website as well as Vimeo and other platforms to be announced.”
For more information about this series, including photos and videos from upcoming episodes, visit: www.lightanddark.net/tales.htm
Video Highlights of Steven Yeun’s Interview on Conan: “Steven films “The Walking Dead” in pest-infested areas, which led to an up-close and personal encounter.” http://teamcoco.com/video/conan-highlight-steven-yeun-tick
“Steven dreads his “Walking Dead” love scenes because of his shameful itsy-bitsy areolas.” http://teamcoco.com/node/71263
“Conan & Andy have very detailed, logical plans, while Steven just plans to give up.” http://teamcoco.com/node/71264