What is growing inside of Lou (Natasha Lyonne)? Danny Perez's Antibirth can be yours on Blu-ray and DVD beginning February 7th. Also in today's Horror Highlights: The Field Guide to Evil crowdfunding campaign, a clip from Friday's episode of Paranormal Lockdown, Volumes of Blood trailer and poster, and the poster for Dead Squad.
Antibirth Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: Press Release: "Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou (Natasha Lyonne, Orange in the New Black) and her best friend Sadie (Chloë Sevigny, Boys Don’t Cry, American Horror Story) spend their days adrift in a druggy haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. Who — or what — is growing inside of her? Making its Blu-ray and DVD debut February 7th, 2017 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, Anitbirth also includes psychedelic clips, storyboards, and theatrical trailer as bonus features.
As Lou’s due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up. Spiked with blasts of hallucinatory color, surreal shocks, and subversive comedy, the audacious feature debut from Danny Perez is a no-holds-barred descent into delirium.
Also starring Meg Tilly (Psycho II) and Mark Webber (Green Room).
The Field Guide to Evil Crowdfunding Campaign: Press Release: (Park City, UT | January 19, 2017) - From the dangerously demented minds that brought you The ABCs of Death, Turbo Kid, and The Greasy Strangler comes The Field Guide to Evil, an entirely new vision of anthology horror inspired by a global exploration of folklore and mythology. The film has launched a campaign on First Democracy VC, a funding portal brought through a partnership between Indiegogo and MicroVentures. This will allow anyone the chance to become a true investor in the production, becoming the very first film equity crowdfunding campaign that Indiegogo and MicroVentures have done through their partnership.
From producers Ant Timpson and Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder Tim League, The Field Guide to Evil brings together eight of the most exciting voices in international filmmaking to shine a light on the stories from around the world that have kept people sleepless since before the birth of cinema.
The stories and filmmakers hail from Austria (Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, Goodnight Mommy), Germany (Katrin Gebbe, Nothing Bad Can Happen), Greece (Yannis Veslemes, Norway), India (Ashim Ahluwalia, Miss Lovely), Poland (Agnieszka Smoczynska, The Lure), Turkey (Can Evrenol, Baskin), and the United States (Calvin Reeder, The Rambler).
"Tim League and I have been thinking about a global folklore anthology for a few years now - we're both fascinated with the rich history in certain countries and how well-told oral folklore has evolved over centuries and across cultures. We loved the idea of approaching filmmakers whom we felt had the perfect sensibility to bring to life dark folklore from their country of origin. The tales won't be familiar friendly fare that others have mined over the years. The filmmakers will be going down untraveled paths to explore tales that are atmospheric, disturbing, and provocative," said producer Ant Timpson.
This innovative approach to horror storytelling is also offering an equally innovative approach to crowdfunding, becoming the first film to offer equity financing from Indiegogo and MicroVentures through their funding portal First Democracy VC. Along with a list of incredible perks, fans everywhere will now have the chance to become a true partner in the production of The Field Guide to Evil.
"I am incredibly excited to be launching the first equity crowdfunded feature in the states," said Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder and The Field Guide to Evil producer Tim League. "This platform has the potential to revolutionize independent film financing and help visionary storytellers realize their dream projects."
THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL Indiegogo & MicroVentures: https://app.microventures.com/
THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL Sizzle Reel: https://vimeo.com/199908394
For developments on THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL follow:
THE FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL Synopsis: The Field Guide to Evil is a brand-new anthology from the creators of the notorious ABCs of Death series, a feature-length film that will unveil malevolent folktales that have captivated and frightened communities throughout history. Directed by some of the world's most acclaimed new directorial voices including Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala (Goodnight Mommy), Peter Strickland (The Duke of Burgundy), Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure), Katrin Gebbe (Nothing Bad Can Happen), Can Evrenol (Baskin), Calvin Reeder (The Rambler), Yannis Veslemes (Norway), and Ashim Ahluwalia (Miss Lovely)."
Watch a Clip from Friday's Paranormal Lockdown Episode: "ABOUT THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Friday, January 20 at 9/8c.
Paranormal investigators Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman are called to Bellaire, Ohio, to help a bereft mother identify the dark energy that forced her family to flee their home. While mining heir, Edwin Heatherington, attempted to contact his deceased sister with seances in the midcentury, what he actually lured to the property remains mysterious. After capturing terrifying voices in the early hours of their investigation, Nick and Katrina invite paranormal engineers, George Brown and Steve Huff, to contribute their state-of-the-art equipment to the hunt. But when the messages turn threatening, it's up to Nick and Katrina to reveal the true nature of the haunting, before they are driven from the home like all of its former inhabitants. . . or worse.
Season 2 of the hit television series PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN on TLC follows world-renowned paranormal investigators Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman as they spend an unprecedented 72 hours locked inside a haunted location in an effort to capture groundbreaking paranormal evidence. No stone goes unturned for Nick and Katrina, who believe that the longer they stay confined in a haunted location, the more spirits will communicate with them."
Volumes of Blood Trailer and Poster: "SYNOPSIS: A couple plans to purchase an old home, but would like one last tour before the closing. They’re guided around the estate by a creepy realtor that may have more in store than they bargained for. Searching floor by floor, they begin to discover the remnants of its sordid and terrifying past… A popular 80’s franchise gets a modern upgrade, but at what price? On Halloween night a teen left home alone meets a trick or treater that wants more than just candy. A door to door insurance salesman makes a Thanksgiving house call with monstrous consequences. Andrew and Sara are happily married and plan on spending some quality time together, but something sinister has other plans for their evening. Carol’s Christmas Eve turns into a fight for survival when a vengeful stranger isn’t feeling the holiday spirit. Lastly, a birthday party turns bloody when some unexpected guests drop by at the wrong time. Seven interwoven tales of terror, how many stories does your house have?
ABOUT THE PROJECT: Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories is a sequel to the indie horror anthology Volumes of Blood, hailed by critics as “The best damn anthology of 2015!” The first project under the newly created Blood Moon Pictures, LLC. The film is produced by P.J. Starks and Eric Huskisson (The Confession of Fred Krueger) and Christopher Bower (The Dooms Chapel Horror). The film features actor Moses Moseley best known for his role as one of Michonne’s Pet Walkers on the hit AMC show The Walking Dead, the acting debut of WWE legend Sir Mo from Men on A Mission and original music by Rocky Gray (drummer for We Are The Fallen, Living Sacrifice & formerly of Evanescence) and Shane Prather (Sharknado franchise, Sinister Squad, Lavalantula).
Murder Death Killer – Directed by Nathan Thomas Milliner (The Confession of Fred Krueger) Trick or Treat – Directed by Sean Blevins (A Brush With Death) A Killer House – Directed by James Treakle (Ezekiel’s Landing) Feeding Time – Directed by John William Holt (The Dooms Chapel Horror) Blood Bath – Directed by Jon Maynard (Nearly Dead) Fear, For Sinners Here – Directed by Nathan Thomas Milliner (Encyclopedia Satanica) The Deathday Party – Directed by Justin Seaman (The Barn).
Dead Squad Production and Casting Details: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA – December 2016 -- It was announced today that Movie Studio Bali will produce the horror gore-fest “DEAD SQUAD,” which will star Australian giant Conan Stevens. The film is the directorial debut of co-writer Dominik Hauser and begins filming in Bali, Indonesia in February.
Orlando Bassi of Movie Studio Bali, and Christopher Hatton, producer, and director of “BATTLE OF THE DAMNED” are producing.
“DEAD SQUAD” is a campy, splatter-filled, horror adventure that harkens back to classic films of the early 80s. It concerns a group of young people who become lost in the jungle during a river rafting trip and stumble upon a long-lost ruin that is home to a host of mysterious monsters.
Conan Stevens, known for portraying ‘The Mountain’ in “GAME OF THRONES,” and the Orc King in “THE HOBBIT,” headlines a crew of fantastical creatures that comprise the “DEAD SQUAD.”
Christopher Hatton: “The film will be a lot of messy, bloody fun. Dominik has a twisted vision and the creature effects being built by Movie Studio Bali are bringing it to life. Camp horror fans will eat this one up.”
Orlando Bassi: “I am thrilled to be working with Dominik and his team. We’re currently constructing the elaborate sets. It is all quite incredible.”
About Movie Studio Bali:
Located in the rainforest, Movie Studio Bali is the only film studio in Bali, Indonesia.
Find out more about the movie: https://www.facebook.com/DeadSquadMovie/"