The newly premiered streaming channel ThrillFlix has launched a new show called Room 236 and it will be hosted by scream queens Felissa Rose and Sadie Katz! Continue reading for more details as well as Room 236's debut date. Also in today's Horror Highlights: details on the winner of the "Best Unproduced Screenplay" contest at Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival, the short film Murder Ballad, and trailers and release details for The Shed and Devil's Acid. Let's get spookyyyyyy.
ThrillFlix's Room 236 Release Details: "ThrillFlix Launching New Horror Channel ROOM 236 Curated By Scream Queens Felissa Rose and Sadie Katz on October 18th, 2019.
ThrillFlix is the premier movie streaming channel that guarantees to keep you entertained. Watch more movies than you can handle, in all genres including horror, comedy, thriller, action, drama, adventure, mystery, classics and more.
On October 18th, ThrillFlix is launching ROOM 236, curated and hosted by Scream Queens Felissa Rose and Sadie Katz.
Felissa Rose and Sadie Katz have joined forces and acquired the rights to many films to be distributed on the ThrillFlix movie platform. Their new subchannel ROOM 236 (horror fans love the subtle reference to Room 237 in Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining), is a part of the ThrillFlix platform that supports filmmakers and that distributes films where indie filmmakers actually benefit from their relationship with the platform and the subchannel. ROOM 236 films are fun, popcorn, indie movies that you might not have the opportunity to see without the curation of Felissa Rose, Sadie Katz, ROOM 236 and ThrillFlix.
ROOM 236 is unique and different from any other horror streaming channel, as it is set up for the fans that support the genre at conventions, screenings and all over the web. ROOM 236 will be live streaming at conventions around the world and hosting live reviews and Q&A sessions. ROOM 236 is filled with Horror Gems for fans in the know.
Felissa Rose has been heavily involved in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. With 100+ roles in feature films, she has been an iconic staple in the horror genre playing villain or victim. She has been a consultant with Fangoria Magazine, is a fan favorite at horror conventions around the world, and is now producing her own horror films. Considered one of horror's top scream queens in Playboy’s top 50, she's best known for her work as Angela Baker in the cult classic "Sleepaway Camp" franchise, and in 2004 reprised her role as Angela Baker in the cult hit film "Return to Sleepaway Camp".
Felissa’s most recent films include; Victor Crowley, Death House, Family Possessions, Camp Twilight, A Nuns Curse, and Killer Rose. She is featured on Shudder’s Joe Bob Briggs - the Last Drive-in. She is also one of the hosts on Fangoria’s podcast, Casualty Friday. Felissa most recently produced the music videos for Metal band Slayer and has several films in development as actress and producer coming in 2019/2020!
Sadie Katz is an actress, WGA writer, director and producer living in Los Angeles. The role she's most known for is her star role in 20th Century Fox's successful horror franchise Wrong Turn 6, playing the twisted, sexy Sally Hillicker. Katz got her start in horror with the award-winning House of Bad, receiving rave reviews from Fangoria, Dread Central, and Shock 'til you Drop. Horror fans were thrilled to see Sadie as the iconic Goddess Ishtar in a remake of the classic Blood Feast.
She's also penned several screenplays including "Scorned" starring Anna Lynn McCord and Billy Zane released by Anchor Bay, this year's thriller "Clown Fear" distributed thru Lionsgate DVD and "Down the K-Hole" a dark comedy pilot currently in post-production. Recently she received Hollywood Horrorfest's Best Supporting Actress Award for the Festival's Best Horror Film winner "Automation." Look for her this year in festival artsy thrillers Megan, State of Desolation and slashers Hanukkah and The Amityville Harvest.
Join the movie club at ThrillFlix, and start streaming ROOM 236 on October 18th, 2019. It’s only $3.99 a month, which included full access to ROOM 236 as well as the entire ThrillFlix catalog, and the first 14 days are FREE! Subscribe to ThrillFlix here: www.thrillflix.com
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Tyler Christensen Wins “Best Unproduced Screenplay” at Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival: "SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY – October 9, 2019 - The first annual Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) taking place in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, New York, on October 10-13, 2019, has just announced its first “Best Unproduced Screenplay” winners, chosen from screenplays that were submitted to, and evaluated by, the festival’s board. The winners, and honorable mentions, will be announced at closing night of the festival, at the Tarrytown Music Hall, on October 13th.
1st Place: "Vulture" a female-led horror-western by Tyler Christensen (writer/director of “House of Purgatory”).
Logline: On the run from corrupt Arizona Rangers, a widow finds herself in the mining town of Vulture City, where she squares off against both a ruthless cartel as well as a dark supernatural entity that has emerged from the mine, dead set on destruction.
2nd Place: "Sunshine State: Duende" by Kai Thorup.
3rd Place: "Egghead" by Andrew Pelosi.
Honorable mentions go to "Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Sussex Skull" by Staton Rabin, "The Crimson Legacy" by Adam Lapallo and "Wildman" by Dan Bruno.
Writer/Director Tyler Christensen is a graduate of University of Wisconsin. After years of producing unscripted fare, Christensen made his directorial debut with the feature film HOUSE OF PURGATORY, which he also wrote. The film stars Anne Leighton (NBC’s “Grimm”) and Brian Krause of “Charmed” fame. After being selected to screen in multiple film festivals, HOUSE OF PURGATORY was acquired and distributed by Terror Films, and has received acclaim from mainstream and genre critics alike. The film is currently available across several streaming platforms including Amazon and iTunes.
Congratulations to the winners, and all who submitted, on your fine work!
Taking place at the historic Tarrytown Music Hall and Warner Library, SHIFF unleashes an exciting whirl of film premieres, special screenings, live stage events, in-person discussions and more!"
Murder Ballad Release Details: "Logline: As an abused wife tends to the post-robbery wounds of her criminal ex-husband, they are visited by a mysterious — and malevolent — preacher.
Synopsis: Texarkana, 1957. When Burgess, her powder-keg-in-denim ex-husband, shows up at her door with a bullet wound, long-suffering housewife Lucinda springs into action to save him. But before she can treat his wounds, they are interrupted by a visitor, the enigmatic Deacon Ankou. And the mysterious minister has only one thing on his mind — to find Burgess. Tension builds as Lucinda struggles to keep the Deacon’s prying eyes away and subdue the simmering hatred between her and Burgess long enough to save him. As their blood boils, Lucinda is driven to an act that will change their lives forever… and might she owe the Deacon something, too?
Sergio Guerra’s fondness for suspense and the unsettling formed at an early age, the end result of too many impressionable Twilight Zone marathons. A San Francisco native, the Latino filmmaker started making movies in high school using old family cameras, developing a particular affinity for the eerie graininess of Super 8. He honed his craft while attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
In 2016, his original horror pilot, Creature Comfort, was a winner in the inaugural ATX-Blacklist Script Competition. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Alison, and their imaginary cat, Ravioli."
Check Out a New Trailer for The Shed: "Directed and Written by Frank Sabatella
Starring Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Timothy Bottoms, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Frank Whaley
Stan and his best friend Dommer have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it. But Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind.
In Theaters - November 15, 2019
On Digital and On Demand - November 15, 2019
Runtime: 97 minutes | Rating: Not Rated."
Devil's Acid Digital and DVD Release Date Announced: "Smoke up with Satan!
Gorilla Tree Film Company has [acquired] Garrett Kruithof’s DEVIL’S ACID for a digital and disc release this November.
American Horror Story’s Drew Rin Varick, Ashley Dulaney (“Justified”), Jessica Lynn Parsons (“S.W.A.T”), Betty Jeune (The Florida Project), Nina Leon (“Longmire”) and Eric Gibson star in the trippiest genre film of the year, available 11/5.
Brothers Johnny and Luke hold this year's "haunted hot girl challenge" in an abandoned prison facility deep in the forest on acid. It's a good trip until the devil shows up."