We have a packed Horror Highlights today! Heidi Moore's Dolly Deadly creeps its way onto Blu-ray on August 23rd. Also: release details for Like a Bat Outta Hell, The Cursed, and A Haunting at the Park Hotel, as well as home media info for Flytrap, Dark Cove, and Dam Sharks!

Dolly Deadly Blu-ray Release Announced and Cover Artwork Revealed: Press Release: "Dolly Deadly is a feature film of the psychological horror/revenge genre written by Heidi Moore and Cassandra Sechler. It’s sure to be a little creepy, a bit silly, and a lot of fun (think Troma meets John Waters).

The story of Dolly Deadly revolves around the warped psychology of a tormented young boy who can only relate to his doll collection, and the only relief from the pain in his life comes with slaughtering those he has learned to hate the most. Everyone in his trailer park!

The film is a whirlwind of vengeful deaths, elaborate dream sequences, and crazy characters. Effects involve handmade prosthetics and blood for all of the head wounds, jaw cracking action, melting faces, spurting blood, stab wounds, rotting corpse makeup and fun with fire. Throughout the movie claymation and puppetry is used! That’s right, old school effects!

If you are a fan of 80’s horror and low budget films with attitude and guts (literally), then you will love this!

Directed by Heidi Moore.
Starring Justin Moore, Kimberly West-Carroll, Jay Sosnicki.

DOLLY DEADLY will be available on Blu-Ray / DVD combo from LCFilmsOnline, Amazon.com, and Vimeo on Demand August 23rd. The film will also be available through major retailers and VOD venues later this year."


Like a Bat Outta Hell, The Cursed, and A Haunting at the Park Hotel Release Details: Press Release: "When art imitates life, you normally don’t run for cover! LIKE A BAT OUTTA HELL is based on the true story of a huge bat with an 11-foot wingspan and an appetite for human flesh. The Australian coastal town of Batemans Bay was recently overrun by over 100,000 of these giant bats and residents are prisoners in their homes, scared out of their minds.

In LIKE A BAT OUTTA HELL, A team of young surfing filmmakers are invited to film a giant bat in the great southern wasteland of the Australian Outback and are quickly terrorized into submission by the winged beast. What starts out as an exciting fun trip about a surfing documentary, turns into a terrifying night of unspeakable horror and a fight to survive.

LIKE A BAT OUTTA HELL stars Vernon Wells (Mad Max), Rachael Murphy (Chasing Denzel; Don’t Look Up), Marco Dapper (Hit The Floor; The Young and the Restless), and Dan Balcaban (Neighbours; Underbelly). It is written and directed by Australian native and seasoned stuntman, Danial Donai, who paints a very real and terrifying story with his languid camera moves and shocking creature POVs.

LIKE A BAT OUTTA HELL is now out on DirectTV, Dish, iTunes,  Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Vubiquity, and Hoopla. www.facebook.com/LikeABatOuttaHell

THE CURSED reminds us that evil never forgets - and always seek revenge. Sheriff Jimmy Muldoon and younger brother, Deputy Lloyd Muldoon have a firm grasp of law and order in Warren County until a handsome stranger, Denny White comes to town. As soon as White arrives, supernatural events begin to occur. Animals are slaughtered… loved ones go missing. Only a blur is spotted at each location. Denny, having lost his girlfriend, his apartment and his highly classified job with the U.S. Army, has made his way to his best friend Bill’s small town, to start over in a new career as a writer. With the help of the beautiful town librarian Sara Belmont he starts snooping around and researching the town’s history, hoping to unravel fact from fiction. What he discovers is steeped in the rich and frightening folklore of the American South.

THE CURSED is directed by Joel Bender (Sweet Valley High) and stars Costas Mandylor (Mobsters; SAW IV & V), Louis Mandylor (The Set Up; My Big Fat Greek Wedding); Brad Thornton (Kickboxer 4); James Marshall (A Few Good MenGladiator); Francesca Cecil (Rush Hour 3).

THE CURSED  will be released August 18th by Tricoast Entertainment on Dish, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play Microsoft Xbox and Hoopla. http://bit.ly/TheCursed

A HAUNTING AT THE PARK HOTEL follows a fictional documentary film crew as they attempt to shoot a paranormal web series in the most haunted hotel in the U.S. With the help of a Native-American medium, they perform an ancient ritual ceremony that unleashes spirits that the TV crew are simply not prepared for. One by one they are gradually taken over by evil that they have unleashed.

The concept for the film was shot in such a way that it appeared to be a one-take movie. The entire feature was shot over 10 days and in 12-minute sequences. The 12-minute sequences were then edited together to appear as if the film was shot consecutively. The filmmakers were inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope” and the historical drama “Russian Ark” both shot in this long-admired and dramatic filmmaking process. Shot on location at an abandoned hotel in a small Oregon town, the authentic set provided for both the requisite creepy atmosphere and free ghosts. The film crew tells of genuine run-ins with spirits, lights turning on by themselves and other unsettling experiences on set.

A HAUNTING AT THE PARK HOTEL stars Kristina Anapau (True Blood; Anger Management), Tina Casciani (Jane The Virgin; Donny!), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan; Pearl Harbor) and Brett Donowho (Seal Patrol; Salvation). Written by Donowho, Martin Wiley and Anthony Pierce. Anthony Pierce (Terrible Angels; Imperfectly Yours) also served as Director, while Donowho, Wiley, and Paul Hudson produced.

A HAUNTING AT THE PARK HOTELis now out on DirectTV, Dish, iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Vubiquity, and Hoopla. www.facebook.com/AHauntingattheParkHotel"


Flytrap Digital Platform Release Details: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA - My Man Productions has announced the rollout release of Stephen David Brooks' Flytrap on Digital HD. Following an impressive year on the international film festival circuit, Flytrap is now streaming on Amazon Instant Video and Google Play. It will be available to rent or own starting August 23rd on iTunes, Vudu and more.

Since its debut on the film festival circuit, Flytrap has consistently won acclaim and awards around the world. Among the awards won are Best Non-European Indie Feature at the European Independent Film Festival in France, Best Low Budget Feature at Worldfest Houston, Special Jury Prize at the Chelsea Film Festival as well as Best Feature, Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Blechman) and Best Ensemble at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.

Jeremy Crutchley ("Salem", "Black Sails") centers the film as a stranger in a strange land held at the whims of peculiar housemates Ina-Alice Kopp (Big Gay Love), Jonah Blechman (This Boy's Life, Another Gay Movie), Gabrielle Stone (Cut!), and Jason Duplissea ("Parks and Recreation").

On the day he arrives in the U.S. to teach at UCLA, paranoia roots itself into James Pond, a reserved English astronomer, who is seduced and quickly trapped in a suburban Los Angeles house by the mysterious and alluring Mary Ann and her equally bizarre housemates. Are these people in a doomsday cult? What do they want? Are they even human? This psychological, sci-fi thriller hybrid unfolds as James attempts to escape his freakishly foreign captors. Even if he could escape, would the world believe his crazy story?"


North American and Canadian Release of Dark Cove: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA - Tall Grass Films has announced the North American Digital HD and Canadian Cable VOD release of Rob Willey's debut feature Dark Cove. Set against the tranquil beauty of Vancouver Island, the film follows five young friends on a camping trip that quickly turns to mayhem when they meet a trio of strangers. A vicious assault leaves one partygoer dead and in the scramble to cover it up, everyone's life is thrown into peril. Dark Cove is available to rent or own now on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vimeo, XBox and more in the US and Canada. The film is also available on Canadian Cable platforms Shaw, Bell, and MTS.

Dark Cove premiered at the 2015 Hot Springs International Horror/Thriller Film Festival and stars writer-director Rob Willey, Eliot Bayne, Cameron Crosby, Rob Abbate, Montanna McNalley, James Anderson, Jules Cotton, Ty Stokoe, and Alexandra Brown.

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Details on Dam Sharks! DVD from Anchor Bay: Press Release: "BEVERLY HILLS, CA (August 17, 2016) – No body of water is safe when Dam Sharks! chomps onto DVD November 1st from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The aquatic sci-fi horror film that premiered in July 2016 on Syfy stars Jason London, Jessica Blackmore (The Sacred, My Name is Vivienne), Robert Craighead (Too Close To Home, Ratpocalypse, “To Close To Home”), Matt Mercer (Among Brothers, Contracted), Kabby Borders (Hitting the Cycle, Coming Through the Rye), Neka Zang, and Ashton Bingham (The Venom Brothers, “Bug Busters”).

After a gruesome shark attack on a fish and game expert in the most unexpected place - an inland river - the local forest ranger, Kate (Blackmore), sets out on a mission to uncover what happened. What she discovers, however, is something far more sinister than she could have ever imagined. A massive storm has washed several bloodthirsty bull sharks into the river and, to make matters worse, they’ve begun building a dam out of human remains in order to trap their prey.

Dam Sharks! will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $22.98."

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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).