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The rowdy Heavy Trip is coming to Amazon Prime on February 28th. Also in today's Highlights: details on the third annual Bloody Gras and the trailer for 1st Summoning.

Heavy Trip Coming to Amazon Prime: "The raucous and rollicking Finnish comedy HEAVY TRIP, about a small-town Finnish heavy metal band that blasts its way out of the quiet countryside for a big debut gig in Norway, will begin streaming on Amazon Prime at the end of February 2019.

In HEAVY TRIP, Turo (Johannes Holopainen) is stuck in a small village in the Finnish countryside where his greatest passion is being the lead vocalist for the amateur metal band Impaled Rektum. The only problem is that he and his fellow headbangers have practiced for 12 years without playing a single gig. But that’s all about to change when the guys meet the promoter of a huge heavy metal music festival in Norway and decide it’s now or never. Hitting the road in a stolen van with a corpse, a coffin, and a new drummer from a local mental hospital in tow, Impaled Rektum travels across Scandinavia to make their dreams a reality.

Helmed by first-time feature filmmakers Juuso Laatio and Jukka Vidgren, HEAVY TRIP is the first title scheduled for release under the new distribution deal between Doppelgänger Releasing—the genre label of Music Box Films—and Bloody Disgusting, the country’s leading horror genre website.

Heavy Trip
Amazon Prime debut: February 28, 2019
Doppelgänger Releasing and Bloody Disgusting
Available now on VOD (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant, Vudu, YouTube)
Available now on DVD with bonus features

Directors/co-screenwriters: Jukka Vidgren & Juuso Laatio; Cast: Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen, Ville Tiihonen (Hilska), Max Ovaska, Samuli Jaskio, Antti Heikkinen, Chike Ohanwe; Running Time: 90 min.; Genre: Comedy; Format: 2.35:1 widescreen; Sound Format: stereo 5.1; Rating: NR; Country: Finland; Language: English, Norwegian and Finnish with English subtitles.

Doppelgänger Releasing is the genre label of Music Box Films. Launched in 2013, highlights include the Slamdance award-winner 100 BLOODY ACRES, Santiago Segura’s TORRENTE series, and Fabrice Du Welz’s psychosexual thriller ALLELUIA. Recent releases include the Blu-ray debut of Wes Craven’s 1978 cult classic SUMMER OF FEAR and Dario Argento’s OPERA, THE SECT, and THE CHURCH. SXSW and Fantasia Festival favorite HEAVY TRIP is the label's first release in collaboration with genre website Bloody Disgusting.

For more information, please visit www.DoppelgangerReleasing.com."

Trailer via JoBlo:

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Third Annual Bloody Gras: Black Magic Details: Press Release: "Drunken Devil’s third annual horror-themed Mardi Gras soiree returns for an all-new experience, transporting guests to the underbelly of New Orleans in Bloody Gras: Black Magic.

Drunken Devil guests will be transported to New Orleans, circa 1984, and follow in the footsteps of Robert Benoit, a street busker whose dreams of becoming a world-famous magician are nearly realized when he sells his soul to the Devil. Unfortunately, he’s double-booked his soul, having promised it to a powerful voodoo priestess, Mama Conjure. Throughout the evening, guests will interact with Robert, Mama Conjure, members of Conjure’s voodoo coven, and the Drunken Devil himself—piecing together a twisted narrative as they find themselves in the middle of a battle for Robert’s soul...ultimately leading to a shattering, bloody finale.

In addition to the immersive theatrical storyline, attendees will enjoy craft cocktails featuring modern twists on classic New Orleans cocktails; tantalizing burlesque and variety act featuring internationally-recognized performers; roaming conjurors performing phantasmagorical feats of magic; and a live hot jazz band that will bring the sounds of New Orleans to life. In traditional Drunken Devil fashion, the end of the night will see the flicker of a disco ball replace the theatrical lighting of the event, turning the horror Mardi Gras soiree into an ‘80s-inspired dance party.

Bloody Gras: Black Magic will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Civic Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles. Formal attire reflecting the decadence and debauchery of Mardi Gras is requested. Tickets to the strictly 21+ celebration are non-refundable/non-transferable and due to the nature of this event, limited tickets are available!

Tickets for Drunken Devil’s Bloody Gras: Black Magic are available at restlessnites.com/blackmagic

Recap video of Drunken Devil’s Bloody Gras 2018

About Drunken Devil
Drunken Devil is a Los Angeles-based entertainment company with an emphasis on horror-themed nightlife, dining experiences, and special events. Based on a character conceived by live entertainment producer Matt Dorado, the company’s aesthetic and vision is deeply rooted in mythology, folklore, kitsch, fine dining, mixology, music, and the horror genre. For more information on the Drunken Devil or this event, please visit thedrunkendevil.com or sign up for the Drunken Devil mailing list here.

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1st Summoning Trailer Released: Press Release: "The chilling trailer for the new found-footage horror film 1st Summoning has dropped just a few weeks ahead of its February 22nd release.

Hayley Lovitt, most recognized as Sage, the computer-brained mutant from Fox/Marvel's The Gifted, leads the cast as a film school student in Arkansas embarking on a road trip to create a documentary about a reportedly cursed warehouse that has been untouched since the 1970s. The crew shot on location in the real abandoned facility and interviewed real residents of the town about the folklore surrounding it.

The film also stars Jason MacDonald (The Vampire Diaries, Magic City), Brook Todd (Fox’s Star), and Teddy Cole (Constantine, Vice Principals).

“It was both fun and challenging playing a character who is the emotional heartbeat of the film, but half of the time, she’s not even on the screen,” Lovitt said in reference to the fact that her character is ‘holding the camera’ at many points throughout the film, meaning she often found herself delivering lines and interacting with other characters from just off-screen. “My character deals with a lot of vulnerability and fear, and it’s cool that through that, I essentially become the eyes and ears of the audience. They’re standing in my shoes.”

1st Summoning is available now for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon."

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).

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