Escape rooms are all the rage across the country right now, but what if the experience isn't as safe as you think? Escape Room, starring Skeet Ulrich (CW's "Riverdale", Scream), is hitting Redbox today! Also: Florida International Horror & Genre Film Festival was announced and SHHHH is coming to VOD.

Escape Room Release Details: "Henderson, NV - Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Worldwide film production and distribution company Global Genesis Group is proud to announce the launch of ESCAPE ROOM starring Skeet Ulrich (“Scream,” The CW’s “Riverdale”), Sean Young (“The Alienist,” “Blade Runner 2049”) and Randy Wayne (ABC Family’s “The Lying Game,” “Hellraiser: Judgement”) exclusively at Redbox® kiosks across the nation on May 8th.

In ESCAPE ROOM, directed by Peter Dukes, four friends decide to partake in a popular escape room horror attraction only to find themselves stuck inside with a demonically possessed killer. They only have one hour to solve the room and escape with their lives.

The film marks Skeet Ulrich’s long-awaited return to the horror film genre after his iconic role in the Scream franchise.

“We are so excited to work with Redbox to bring this incredible film to viewers across the country,” stated Rick Romano, President of Global Genesis Group and Producer of Escape Room.

The film explores the latest trend in immersive entertainment phenomena, escape rooms, where participants are locked in a room and must solve a variety of clues and puzzles to escape before time runs out.

In Escape Room, Brice (Skeet Ulrich) is the owner of Deranged, Los Angeles’s top-rated escape room needs to add to the creepy factor at Deranged. At a local antiquities shop, Brice acquires the Skull Box, failing to heed the warning that the Skull Box once housed a demonic entity.

Jeff and Ben, two horror hounds, have convinced their girlfriends, Jess and Angie, to partake in an hour at Deranged. Inside Deranged, the friends work on finding a way out of the room. Soon they realize they aren't alone. RJ, an actor in a mask, shares the dark room with them, enveloped in shadow and chained to the wall.

When Jeff opens the cursed Skull Box looking for clues, he frees the ancient demon trapped inside. The kids will have to continue "playing the game" and solve the room before time runs out or RJ will kill all of them. Time is ticking. Their lives are on the line.

Escape Room makes its debut exclusively at Redbox kiosks across America on May 8th, 2018. Fans can check the film’s availability at their nearest kiosk on the Redbox website."

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Florida International Horror & Genre Film Festival: Press Release: "(LAKE WORTH, FL)– Negative Fest, an all-new festival bringing International Horror & Genre Film to South Florida. Negative Fest's feature-length US & Florida Film Premieres include Dead By Midnight (US), Luciferina (Argentina), Snowflake (Germany) & Blood Fest (US). Opening night is a special 35th Anniversary screening of David Cronenberg's Videodrome and short film blocks include Student, Florida-Made, Female-Filmmaker Focus and even cutting-edge music videos.

Negative Fest is programmed by festival director Michael Favata. Michael Favata is also the creator and curator of one of Florida's longest-running horror film series, Palm Beach County Grindhouse. It's been screening cult horror films in theaters monthly since 2015.

"I set out to create a film festival with an International focus with something for every Horror & Genre film fan while keeping ticket prices affordable. I feel like I've accomplished that. In addition to the feature films, there are specialized blocks including Student, Florida, Female Filmmakers and even cutting-edge music videos."

FEATURE FILMS
BLOOD FEST
Florida Premiere
Owen Egerton / 2018 / United States
Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers – more schooled in horror-film cliches than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers – must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.

DEAD BY MIDNIGHT 11 PM CENTRAL
Florida Premiere
Torey Haas, Tony Reames, Eric Davis, Jay Holloway, Anissa Matlock / 2018 / United States
It’s Halloween . When the WKIZ staff begins disappearing only to turn up in the increasingly darker films, it’s up to line producer Candice Spelling to stop the Mistress of Midnight before her final and most diabolical film goes to air.

LUCIFERINA
Florida Premiere
Gonzalo Calzada / 2018 / Argentina
Natalia is a 19-year-old novice who reluctantly returns home to say goodbye to her dying father. But when she meets up with her sister and her friends, she decides instead to travel the jungle in search of the mystical plant. There, instead of pleasure, they find a world of Black Masses, strange pregnancies, bloody deaths and for the nun herself, a sexually violent clash with the Devil himself.

SNOWFLAKE
US Premiere
Adolfo Kolmerer & William James / 2017 / Germany
Hunting down the murderer of their families in a near-future Berlin, a gang of lowlife characters all want revenge on each other, but along the way they must contend with a myriad of wicked fairytale types—assassins, madmen, a blood-covered angel, and an electric-powered superhero—all apparently come to life through a screenplay written by a demented but clueless dentist.

VIDEODROME
35th Anniversary
David Cronenberg / 1983 / Canada
When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation.

For the latest Negative Fest news & updates, visit negativefest.com. Follow Negative Fest on Facebook (facebook.com/negativefest), Instagram (@NegativeFest) and Twitter (@NegativeFest) and use the hashtag #NegativeFest.

ABOUT NEGATIVE FEST
Negative Fest (The Florida International Horror & Genre Film Festival) is a 2-day festival celebrating the past, present, and future of Horror & Genre Film on June 15-16, 2018 at the Movies of Lake Worth in Lake Worth, Florida. 5 Features, 22 Shorts, 15+ Countries & 15+ Premieres. A special Videodrome 35th Anniversary screening. Short & Feature Length Florida, US & World Premieres & Cutting-edge Music Videos.

TICKET PRICES & TIMES
$13 Friday, June 15th 8PM-Midnight
$13 Saturday, June 16th 3PM-7PM
$13 Saturday, June 16th 8PM-Midnight
$30 All-Access Pass (includes admission into all 3 blocks at a $9 savings)
Tickets are available online at negativefest.com/tickets and will also be available for purchase at the Movies of Lake Worth on the weekend of the festival.

VENUE
The Movies of Lake Worth (7380 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth FL, 33467) features large-screen full digital projection and Dolby digital surround sound. The theater also has comfortable seating and a full snack bar that includes beer and wine.

DIRECTIONS
Negative Fest 2018 at the Movies of Lake Worth, is located 1 Mile East of the Lake Worth Turnpike Exit on Lake Worth Road.

If you’re attending the festival from out of town, the recommended hotel is the Hampton Inn Lake Worth-Turnpike (8205 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467). Located just off the Lake Worth Turnpike Exit, 1 mile West of the festival.

Negative Fest is sponsored by the Movies of Lake Worth, Morbid Movies, FilmFreeway and Horror & Sons."

 

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Shhhh Coming to VOD Platforms: "SHHHH comes out May 16th, 2018 on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. SHHHH was screened in 2014 at Beyond Fest to a sold out crowd.

SHHHH stars Diane Ayala Goldner (Feast), Austin Stoker (Assault on Precinct 13), Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), Kitten Natividad (Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens), Peter Stickles (Evil Bong 3 and Gingerdead Man 3), Elissa Dowling (We Are Still Here, Cheap Thrills), Molly Nikki Anderson (Children of the Corn: Runaway, Piranha 3DD), Maria Olsen (Starry Eyes, The Lords of Salem), Matt Munroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) and legendary Grindhouse Director Robert Vincent O’Neill (Blood Mania, The Psycho Lover, Angel).

SHHHH also showcases Death Waltz Record’s UMBERTO with his first original score. Face Off’s Eric Fox did the effects and Devon Whitehead created our poster. The film is an independent labor of love that we have been working on for the last five years.

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).