Hoax―from Epic Pictures and DREAD―follows campers running for their lives from the infamous Bigfoot. Check out the trailer for Hoax before the film's release on August 20th. Also in today's Horror Highlights: details on For We are Many, Blood on Her Name, and Medias Res.

Hoax Release Details and Trailer: "Epic Pictures and DREAD have got some BIG news for you... Take a look at the brand new poster and trailer for the much anticipated, HOAX, releasing August 20th!

An investigative team travels deep into the remote Colorado wilderness  after a group of young campers is viciously murdered by what maybe Bigfoot. While the highly specialized crew  searches for evidence, they find themselves in a fight for survival  against the legendary beast. What they encounter turns out to be more  unexpected and dangerous than anything they could have ever imagined.

Directed & co-written by Matt Allen, co-written by Scott Park, starring Adrienne Barbeau (Argo), Brian Thompson (Joe Dirt), Ben Browder (Stargate SG-1), Cheryl Texiera (Girl Meets World), Shoshana Bush (Dance Flick), Hutch Dano (Disappearance), Matt Reidy (The Judge), Anthony Ray Parker (The Matrix), Christopher Soren Kelly (Infinity Chamber), Ryan Lee (Qi: Spacetime Warriors), Max Decker (Muse), Brian Landis Folkins (Bodies), Karen Slack, & Shawn Rickel."

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For We are Many Kickstarter Campaign Details: "The latest offering from the Scottish studio is a demon-themed anthology featuring 13 shorts produced especially for the project by up-and-coming directors from around the world. For We Are Many is the first of several anthology features in the works at Hex and seeks to showcase the best of new and emerging talent in the genre.

The film stars a host of horror icons including Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist), Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser), and Laurence R. Harvey (The Human Centipede II). Each segment tells the terrifying story of a particular demonic entity, from a devastatingly sensual succubus to a Native-American demon that drives its victims to cannibalism, and many more, ranging from the biblical to the Lovecraftian.

Following an open pitching process, the producers at Hex worked closely with the filmmakers to ensure that each short would feature unique and iconic creatures, bold, original stories and (literally) eye-popping practical effects.

According to producer Lawrie Brewster of Hex, “A big part of our mission at Hex Studios has always been to provide a platform for and shine a light on emerging talent. Working with so many supremely talented filmmakers to produce For We Are Many has been a fantastic experience, and we're all so proud of the film we've created together. We're already planning two further anthologies for next year which we'll be announcing soon, and which will, again, be open to all to submit pitches.”

After two years of production, For We Are Many is now almost complete and set to première at London's legendary FrightFest. To support the release of the film, the producers have launched a Kickstarter campaign, where backers can pre-order copies of the film as well as Hex Studios' previous titles, books, T-shirts and exclusive plush toys of their infamous villain the Owlman.

Head over to their Kickstarter page [and] check out the rewards on offer and support independent horror!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lawriebrewster/for-we-are-many-feature-film-lovecraft-gothic-horror"

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Blood on Her Name Teaser Trailer Revealed: "The dead body lies at her feet, its blood still draining onto the floor. It was an accident, borne of self-defense, but its discovery could have devastating consequences for local garage owner Leigh Tiller (Bethany Anne Lind) and her son. In a panic, Leigh decides to conceal the crime, cleaning the bloody scene and scrambling to dispose of the body.

But can she actually disappear a man from the earth— from his family— leaving them forever wondering? As Leigh is torn between her primal instincts and tortured conscience she struggles to keep her sins hidden from her estranged father-- a cop with a long history of moral compromise (Will Patton)-- and from the keen-eyed girlfriend of the deceased (Elisabeth Rohm). Blood On Her Name is a character-driven thriller that explores questions of guilt, moral identity, and the irrevocability of choices in the direst circumstances.

Blood On Her Name is the feature debut from Mathew Pope and stars Bethany Anne Lind (Ozark), Will Patton (Remember The Titans, Armageddon) and Elisabeth Röhm (Joy, American Hustle). The film was written and produced by Don Thompson and Pope for Rising Creek."

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Medias Res Amazon Prime Release Details: "Available today on Amazon Prime, K.W. Omni Media’s truly independent comic thriller comes to your home. From the minds of Bay Area filmmakers Edwin Fernando Gonzalez (director/writer/producer), Sarah Coykendall (actor/producer), and Mike Delaney (actor/writer/producer), MEDIAS RES is a big film from a small company of filmmakers.

Shot across the state of California (from the streets of Oakland to the LA River), MEDIAS RES tells the story of family man Dave Meeks and his drug-dealing roommate Joe:

“Dave and Joe, just evicted from their Oakland apartment, turn to stealing cars and dealing Fluoride to make their financial ends meet. One night they find Summer Hayes, star of a popular 1990's teen soap, in the trunk of a stolen automobile. Shoot-outs, car chases, and overdoses ensue. In the Fluoride heightened world of "Medias Res", nothing is what it first appears to be.”

The film, as conceived by Gonzalez and Delaney, was designed to showcase what they believed to be the “untapped cinematic potential of Oakland”. Shot with small cameras and tiny crews, the production was able to gain access to “off-limits” locations and create a film that looks much bigger than it is. With their theatre connections across the greater East Bay Area, Coykendall and Delaney were able to round the large cast of 50 out with dozens of talented actors. Cast members often pulled double duty as the on-hand crew; with the director shooting the film himself, setups were quick to turn around.

Advanced screenings of MEDIAS RES have brought praise upon the film’s visuals and quirky story. From Nathan Smith at Daily Grindhouse:

“The film is gorgeous...it has absolutely stunning night-time photography that brims with sultry blues, vicious reds, and lurid yellows.”

Scott Drebit at Daily Dead writes:

“What it does possess, and where it lives, is the desperation felt in the works of Paul Schrader filtered through pulpy noir, while still retaining a sense of reality.”

MEDIAS RES is as part of an Amazon Prime subscription or available for rent ($2.99 USD) and purchase ($9.99 USD) for non-Prime members.

MEDIAS RES: It started with a kidnapping. It ended with a war.

Medias Res is on:

Twitter @mediasresfilm

IMDb

Medias Res via Amazon Prime"

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).