Shane West (Salem) co-stars in the apocalyptic thriller Here Alone, which is teased in a new trailer and poster. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have Amazon Prime details on the silent horror film Amethyst and a Q&A with She's Not So Ordinary star Nancy Rizk.

Here Alone Trailer & Release Details: "In HERE ALONE, a young woman struggles to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness, until she encounters two other survivors who make her confront her past while putting all of their lives at risk."

Directed by Rod Blackhurst, Here Alone stars Lucy Walters, Gina Piersanti, Adam David Thompson, and Shane West. Vertical Entertainment will release the film in theaters on March 31st.


Amethyst Now on Amazon Prime: Press Release: "The most shocking silent horror film since Nosferatu. Amethyst, written and directed by psycho-sensationalist, Jared Masters (Slink, Ballet of Blood). Shot in 4K resolution, in a secret garden, this highly anticipated feature film is now available to watch free with an Amazon Prime subscription, or rent or download to own (DVD coming soon). This phenomenal picture was the Semi-Finalist this year at the Los Angeles CineFest and Winner at the UHD 4K Film Festival, in South Korea, where it will be broadcasted on local television (SkyTV).

Trapped in a trip. The incredible true story of Amethyst, the girl who accidentally consumed a full vial of LSD, on her 17th birthday, and inevitably begins losing her mind. Follow along, as this profound psychedelic adventure unfolds.

She took too much.

Will she ever return to this side of reality again? Will her best friend, Ember, who gave her the gift, find her, in time?

One drop is enough.

Consumed by a kaleidoscope of wonder, Amethyst discovers a whole new existence above ours, inhabited by female vampires, piccolo-playing eunuchs, romantic noblemen, river nymphs, mystical floating orbs, and a giant stone pyramid that may be her portal home.

A fragile mind in a delicate body."


Q&A with Nancy Rizk from She’s Not So Ordinary: "Australian Actress Nancy Rizk has been cast as Katie in the feature film adaptation of horror novel She’s Not So Ordinary. The third book in the C.A Milson’s Chosen series, the film will offer Rizk the opportunity to play—and this will be fun!—a hell vixen! 

Nancy, congratulations on cutting your horror teeth! Is She’s Not So Ordinary your first horror flick?

Nancy Rizk: Thank you, yes, She’s Not So Ordinary is my very first horror feature. I am loving it so far as it’s more a psychological horror then gory, which is what I prefer. 

What appealed to you about this one?

Nancy Rizk: What appealed mostly to me about SNSO is that it has you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Each twist and turn is not what you would expect, which is what will keep viewers' eyes locked on the screen.

Now is this the start of a franchise? Or has that yet to be decided?

Nancy Rizk: Yes, it most certainly is a franchise. SNSO is book three of the Chosen novels.

What can you tell us about Katie?

Nancy Rizk: Katie is that girl everyone wants to be. She can have any man or woman she wants and devours them, as she is a Hell Vixen. No one can resist her charm.

You anything like her?

Nancy Rizk: There are most definitely parts of Katie I feel like I resonate with. She is a straight shooter like myself.

The film’s writer has a rather interesting background. He wrote for the WWE, is that right?

Nancy Rizk: Correct. The writers of the novels are C.A. Milson and J.D. Rebel. The script from SNSO was developed from the book which was influenced by books one and two of the chosen series. J.D. Rebel wrote for WWE.

It’s been a big year for you—you also have Counter Play coming up. What can you tell us about it?

Nancy Rizk: It has been a big year for me and it is such a euphoric feeling. Yes, I have Counter Play Season 2 shooting this year as well, where Logan has an old flame resurface and has business to attend to in taking someone vital down. Logan is not about to take "no" for an answer no matter what.

Once I have wrapped SNSO, I will be heading back to the US to shoot a TV series in LA called Emergency: LA. It's going to be an even crazier year.

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