Headlining today's Horror Highlights are release details for Art of the Dead, which focuses on evil artwork that forces people to commit deadly deeds. Also: preview pages for Monster World: The Golden Age #4 and Blumhouse's Prey release details.

Art of the Dead Release Details: "Los Angeles, CA — October 13th, 2019 — ITN Distribution, Inc. is proud to, Inc. is proud to announce the North American release of Rolfe Kanefsky’s film ART OF THE DEAD, an engaging and entertaining supernatural horror film starring Tara Reid (American Pie series), Richard Grieco (“21 Jump Street”, If Looks Could Kill), Jessica Morris (“One Life to Live”), Lukas Hassel (The Black Room), Robert Donavan, Alex Rinehart (The Black Room), and Tania Fox (Puppet Master: Axis Termination).

The DVD release rolled out on October 1st, 2019, in stores nationwide, including Walmart, and online at Amazon.com. It’s currently available for purchase or rental through VOD channels, such as Amazon, Comcast Xfinity InDemand, Charter, Cox, TWC, and Brighthouse.

Art of the Dead was produced by Sonny Mahal and Michael Mahal who wrote and produced the horror-comedy film Party Bus to Hell and directed by award winning filmmaker Rolfe Kanefsky of There's Nothing Out There (recently released by Vinegar Syndrome on blu ray), Nightmare Man, Party Bus to Hell and The Black Room fame.

FILM LOGLINE: A collection of paintings unleash horror on an unsuspecting family corrupted by the seven deadly sins of greed, envy, gluttony, lust, sloth, pride, and wrath.

FILM SYNOPSIS: When wealthy businessman, Dylan Wilson (Lukas Hassel), purchases a collection of seven paintings from gallery auctioneer Tess Barryman (Tara Reid, American Pie), he has no idea what horrors he has unleashed for himself, his wife; Gina (Jessica Morris, TV’s “One Life to Live”), his college son; Louis (Zachary Chyz), his teen-age daughter; Donna (Cynthia Aileen Strahan), and his two little kids. Only Father Mendale (Robert Donavan) knows what evils lurk inside this deadly art and the history of Dorian Wilde; the artist who made a pact with dark forces when he created these paintings that represent the seven deadly sins. Now, anyone who comes in contact with these pictures are corrupted by Pride, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, Envy, and Wrath! It's up to Father Mendale and Louis' girlfriend; Kim (Alex Rinehart) to save Dylan and his family before they are all destroyed by the art of the dead!"

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Monster World: The Golden Age #4: "MONSTER WORLD: THE GOLDEN AGE #4

Publisher: American Gothic Press
Writers: Holly Interlandi (script) and Philip Kim (story)
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Colorist: Dennis Calero
Letterer: Jenn Pham
Price: $3.9
SUMMARY:

Three hell-demons and an army of possessed townsfolk descend upon the last farm left in Boise City, Oklahoma, with only a shotgun, a strange boy’s powers, and a detective’s wits standing in the way. It’s going to get bloody.

Release Date: October 23, 2019."

To learn more, go to American Gothic Press' website.

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Blumhouse's Prey Release Details: "This horror-thriller Hyde Park Entertainment, ImageNation and Blumhouse Productions with Director Franck Khalfoun (Amityville: The Awakening) follows Toby Burns (Logan Miller), a millennial coldly floating through life and disconnected from his family. After his father is tragically killed in a carjacking, Toby is left stricken with guilt. He is begrudgingly enrolled in a “Lost and Found” program, in which he will spend three days and three nights on a remote jungle island. Toby soon finds that this “uninhabited” island is not so lonely when he meets a mysterious girl named Madeleine (Kristine Froseth). It soon becomes clear that neither of them are safe here and time is running out. Someone or SOMETHING bloodthirsty lurks in the jungle, and Toby must find a way off this island before becoming its PREY...

PREY DVD
Type: DVD
Number of discs: 1
Running Time: 85 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 2.39 (Letterbox)
Audio: English Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English CC, SDH
Rated: Rated PG-13 for violence, bloody images, terror, and brief strong language.
Written by: David Coggeshall, Franck Khalfoun
Directed by: Franck Khalfoun
Starring: Logan Miller, Kristine Froseth
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PreyHorrorMovie/"

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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