Need some nightmare fuel to start your day? Trailer Blend has created a fun Child's Play and Toy Story mash-up trailer that should do the trick. Also in today's Highlights: a look at the poster for Jimmy Lee Comb's horror western, Spirit Reckoning, and The Harvesting release details.

Watch the Child's Play / Toy Story Mashup Trailer: "CHILD’S PLAY gets a clever mashup treatment with TOY STORY, featuring the ultimate creepy doll experience!

It’s also appropriate that the highly anticipated horror film is opening on the same weekend as TOY STORY 4 (June 21)! Would be a great double feature for families."


Official Spirit Reckoning Poster Revealed: "Wild west horror “Spirit Reckoning”, by writer-director Jimmy Lee Combs and Heart and Fire Productions, has unveiled the first poster, teasing the tone of the upcoming film.

“Spirit Reckoning”, which is due to lens later this year, takes place in circa 1875 and tells the story of Sam Conley, a farmer with a wicked gambling addiction trying to make ends meet for his family. Upon returning home, Sam is killed by some petty outlaws alongside his wife and child. To return the favor on a good deed Sam did for the Indian people, a Shaman brings Sam’s spirit back from the dead as an avenging skull cowboy.

However, this comes with its set of side effects as Sam’s emotions intensify making him feel rage more extreme and sadness more deep than the normal person, which brings humility to Sam much like Frankenstein’s Monster.

“Spirit Reckoning” is a wild ride, that combines the elements of horror with the setting of a Western, seeing the protagonist go on high octane, bullet-trenched, blood-soaked revenge spree. Who will prevail?

More details to be announced at a later stage."


The Harvesting Release Details and Trailer: "Vision Films and Archstone Distribution with Leadhead Pictures are proud to present the terrifying new horror from Ivan Kraljevic, The Harvesting. With its sleek direction and well-developed characters, the film takes on the horror subgenre of possession and gives it a creative twist with its psychological thriller edge and stunning cinematography. The Harvesting will be available in the United States for the first time on January 8, 2019.

Starring Chris Conner (Altered Carbon, American Crime Story), Elena Caruso (The Dark Path Chronicles, Finding Mother), Jennifer Gareis (The Bold and The Beautiful, The Young and The Restless), Jack Buckley (Traffickers, Fairfield) and introducing Alex Yurcaba, a young family travels from the city to spend the summer in Amish Country where a malevolent presence threatens to tear them apart by exposing their dark secrets.

Jake (Chris Conner), Dinah (Elena Caruso) and their children take a summer trip to Amish country for a change of pace. On their first night there, the ghost of Amos Zook (Jack Buckley), an ax murderer, visits the old country home they are staying at and begins to invade their son’s fragile mind. The Amish, who were keeping the evil at bay while dealing with the fallout from the massacre, will not discuss the ghost’s presence with Jack and Dinah, forcing them to search for answers on their own. As secrets from the past are revealed, will Jake learn how to fight the evil before the summer solstice arrives or will his family succumb to it and follow the evil into the unknown?

The Harvesting will be available January 8, 2019, on Digital for an SRP $4.99 - $9.99 Rent or Buy across all platforms and to Buy on DVD for $12.99."

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    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).