Looking for some frights to dig into after your Thanksgiving feasts? We have you covered with today's Horror Highlights, which includes release details for Friends Don't Let Friends, the chilling synopsis for 11th Hour Cleaning, and the trailer for the scary short film Balloon.

Friends Don't Let Friends Trailer & Release Details: Press Release: "Gravitas Ventures has acquired Friends Don’t Let Friends for North American release this November. We have a release date of November 28th

Official Synopsis: As a group of friends come together to cover up a murder, they end up stranded deep in the desert, and have to band together to make it out alive. The further they venture into the darkness, the closer they come to discovering that each one of them is more dangerous than anyone had ever realized. It’s only a matter of time before they understand… Four people can keep a secret, when three of them are dead.

The shooting style of Friends Don’t Let Friends keeps a fast paced momentum, and continually engages the audience in a voyeuristic way. Jamie and Lyndee brought a docs-style feel to a violent and twisted horror story that truly makes it hard to look away.

“I knew from the beginning that Friends Don’t Let Friends had to feel visceral for the audience. I wanted them to feel like they were watching something they shouldn’t be allowed to see, with people that felt familiar and close. Each group of friends has a Stephanie, a Dave, a Jeb and a Carrie. My hope is that we’ve created something that lingers with you long after that first watch.” - Jamie S. Brownong 

Friends Don’t Let Friends stars Jake White (SYFY’s Children of the Corn 2009), Brittany Anne Woodford (A Family Man 2016) Jenny Curtis (Any Bullet Will Do 2016), Brendan McGowan (Sweet Darling 2016) and Kanin Guntzelman (NBC’s Southland 2013).

Brownwell Entertainment is a husband and wife team helmed by Jamie and Lyndee Brown. Lyndee is a Reality TV Executive Producer, whose career has spanned every style and genre of non-scripted television. Jamie is a writer, director and cinematographer, with a background in commercials, music videos and documentaries. The combination of their unique points of view, has turned Friends Don’t Let Friends into a raw, suspenseful, and psychologically twisted horror film that even in its wildest moments still feels grounded in reality.

John Stevens composed the score for Friends Don’t Let Friends, his unique style and cinematic soundscapes were something that Jamie was drawn to back in 2007 when a friend recommended John’s band Ghost Machine. The style of music was unlike anything Jamie had heard before and they have been working together for almost 10 years. Friends Don’t Let Friends is John Steven’s and Brownwell Entertainments first feature collaboration.

“There are moments in John’s music where the music feels like another character, someone sinister and dangerous thats watching the scene unfold with the audience. The soundtrack alone is a ride into darkness.”

- Jamie Brown (Writer/Director)

Website: http://www.fdlfmovie.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/friendsdontletfriendsmovie

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11th Hour Cleaning Details: Press Release: "Exit  44  Entertainment  is  excited  to  announce  their  debut
supernatural  horror  film,  11TH  HOUR  CLEANING.  The  film  tells  the  story  of  a  group  of  crime  scene
cleaners  that  struggle  to  escape  a  murder  house  after  becoming  trapped  by  an  ancient  Nordic  demon  that  is
hell  bent  on  driving  them  insane.

11TH  HOUR  CLEANING  is  the  directorial  feature  debut  of  Ty  Leisher,  who  penned  the  script  with  the
help  of  co­producers  Ed  Morrone  ( White  Collar,  The  Fugitive  Chronicles, )  who  co­stars,  and  editor  Eric Brodeur  ( Filly  Brown,  Exeter ),  who  will  also  lend  his  hand  in  the  editing  bay.

The  creative  team  behind  the  camera  includes  special  effects  makeup  artist  Melanie  Young  ( Scream:  The
TV  Series,  Sacrament,)  cinematographer   Vince  Taroc,  and  production  designer  Kim  Brunner  ( The  New
Adventures  of  Peter  &  Wendy ).  Casting  will  be  announced  on  November  28,  2017,  with  filming  set  to
commence  on  December  9,  2017,  in  the  director’s  hometown  of  El  Segundo,  CA.

“As  a  kid,  my  parents  were  foreclosed  home  cleaners  until  one  day,  we  walked  into  a  house  where  a  murder
occurred.”  Writer/Director,  Ty  Leisher  said,  “Since  that  day  I’ve  dreamed  of  telling  this  horrific  story  in  the
most  psychologically  twisted  way  possible.”

11TH  HOUR  CLEANING  marks  the  second  collaboration  for  the  Exit  44  Entertainment  team.  Their
previous  short  film,  Stranded,  is  available  to  watch  here:  https://youtu.be/I3irqcOG3Og"


Balloon Trailer & Poster: Press Release: LOS ANGELES – Mitchell Shan’s short thriller, Balloon, was recognized this past weekend as the Scariest Film at the Northern Frights Festival in Ontario, Canada.

Directed by Mitchell Shan, Balloon debuted this summer at the HollyShorts screening at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre and has been an official selection at numerous festivals around the globe.  In Balloon, Penny fights her phobia of balloons that developed from childhood trauma involving a clown-like serial killer through psychological experimentation.

For more information about Balloon, visit https://www.facebook.com/balloonhorror/

To learn more about the Northern Frights Festival, visit http://www.northernfrightsfestival.com/

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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