Director Miles Doleac's next film Hallowed Ground hits theaters on June 7th and VOD and DVD, just a few days later, on June 11th. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Don't Look release details and the world premiere of Friday Night Death Slots.
Don't Look VOD and DVD Release Details: "This May, take a wrong turn to hell.
Luciana Faulhaber’s unique, female-directed twist on horror films “Don’t Look” releases on VOD and DVD May 14 from Wild Eye Releasing.
Scripted by Jessica Boucher and Danielle Killay, “Don’t Look” centers on five New York City Millennials who escape the big city for a rustic Thanksgiving weekend in the country. But as will happen in horror, something threatens to shatter their peaceful getaway and they are targeted for murder.
The film, Faulhaber’s debut, recreates “the pure fun of 80's classics like Friday the 13th, The Burning or April Fool's Day” (Nightmarish Conjurings) with a modern twist.
Director and co-producer Faulhaber says of the film: “It was important for me to create work that shows the female characters as they are in real life – none of us are waiting to be saved by some prince charming.”
Faulhaber stars in the film alongside Jeff Berg, Jarrod Robbins, Curtis K. Case, Lindsay Eshelman, and Javier E. Gómez."
Hallowed Ground Theatrical, VOD, and DVD Release Details: "This summer, trespassers will be prosecuted with terror.
From writer-director Miles Doleac (Demons), comes a spine-chilling new motion picture experience in the tradition of The Green Inferno and Deliverance: Hallowed Ground.
A married couple, trying to rebuild their relationship after an affair, travels to a secluded cabin and stumbles into a blood feud between the Native American owners of the property and the neighboring clan, who obsessively guard their land and punish those who trespass on it in terrifying ways.
Doleac (‘’Banshee’’), Sherri Eakin (Hayride), Ritchie Montgomery (The Magnificent Seven), and Lindsay Anne Williams (The Hollow) star in an Uncork’d Entertainment release.
Doleac and Williams produce alongside Wesley O’Mary and Michael Williams
Hallowed Ground in select theaters June 7, and releasing on VOD/DVD June 11."
Friday Night Death Slot's World Premiere Details: "A new short horror film titled “Friday Night Death Slot” will be debuting from It’s Alive Films at NextWave Media Lab in Troy, MI. It is written and directed by Stephen Florentine and stars Joshua Werner (Consigned to Oblivion, Schism), Krissi Kinney (Chair Gang, Replicator), Dennis Doyle Jr. (Beyond the Mask, I Declare War) and Belinda Bonaudo Hellebuyck (Replicator). The World Premiere event is completely open to the public, with tickets available now.
Friday Night Death Slot blends comedy and horror in a new way. When the long-running sitcom “Web Brewers” starts falling out of favor, and into the “Friday night death slot”, the fictitious characters start dying gruesome deaths at the hands of a serial killer, as outside forces are affecting the fate of the show. When the show’s lead character Sam starts to become lucid and more aware of the fictitious world he lives in, he finds himself fighting for survival as the show takes new directions.
“To me, the script for Friday Night Death Slot is about the cruelty of the creator,” says writer/director Stephen Florentine. “In this case, the creator of a past-its-prime sitcom. I noticed how cruel a show can be sometimes when dispatching a character, especially if there’s behind-the-scenes drama with the actor playing that character. I thought it would be interesting to show this from the actual character’s point of view, and how their removal from the show would be more akin to a horror film for them.”
The film’s star, Joshua Werner, had this to say about the filming: “I really loved the script, and was excited to see it translated the screen, stylistically. While the movie is entirely in the fictitious world of the sitcom “Web Brewers”, there are really two distinct worlds, stylistically. The first is everything you’d see when watching the show on TV. The bright lighting, the static camera angles, the cheesy jokes, and the laugh track.” He continues, “The other is what you wouldn’t see on TV, in-between episodes, or just ‘off camera’. This is when the lighting changes, the temperature drops, the cameras begin to move, and the entire atmosphere changes and the sitcom becomes a horror film. I was fascinated by the whole concept.”
The World Premiere event takes place Saturday, May 4th, at NextWave Media Lab in Troy, MI. Attendees will get appetizers, a meet-and-greet with the cast and crew of the film, an opening musical comedy short from the web series “Gigs”, Friday Night Death Slot, and then a Q & A along with dessert and champagne. Tickets are available now at its-alive-films.ticketleap.com.
“Friday Night Death Slot was a particularly important project for me,” says Florentine. “My desire to see it come to life was so strong that I sold over half of my beloved movie collection, full of rare and out-of-print editions, to put toward the budget for the equipment needed to do this film properly. And now that we have it in the can I’m happy to share it with the rest of the world.”