Horror Decor's Killer Carnival Punks Series 3 pillows kick off today's Horror Highlights. Also: Popcorn Frights Film Festival's Audience Award winners, Open Water 3: Cage Dive Blu-ray and DVD release details, and four Mountain Fever behind-the-scenes videos.

Horror Decor Free-Standing Pillows: "“Inspired by classic knock-down dolls, these creeps aren't just normal pillows, they are free standing! A bean bag at the base allows you to put them on your couch, a shelf, or even create an actual carnival game with them!

Just released by HorrorDecor this morning: Moss Man, Fun House Clown, and the Treasure Hunter. These new designs are the third release in the Killer Carnival Punk series, featuring artwork by Nik Holmes. The new punks join the collection of six other designs that were released in 2015 and 2016.

Each Killer Carnival Punk stands 14" tall and has a full fun fur back. They sell individually for $25. As part of the new launch, you can order a 3-pack of the latest designs for only $60!"

To learn more, visit Horror Decor's official website.


Popcorn Frights Film Festival Audience Award Winners: Press Release: "MIAMI, FL – Popcorn Frights Film Festival, Florida’s largest genre film event, has announced the 2017 Audience Award winners. The 2017 seven night event featured over 40 North American, US, and Florida premieres, numerous special guests, and record attendance.

Mayhem, directed by Joe Lynch, won the Audience Award for Feature Film. Starring a hammer-wielding Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Mayhem is a pedal to the metal savage genre-bender that presents a wonderfully violent middle finger to corporate culture.

“I am beyond words hearing the news about Mayhem winning the Audience Award! Popcorn Frights is one of the most exciting new festivals emerging in the US, bringing a great & diverse selection of genre films to a rabid audience, so it was already an honor to bring some Mayhem to Miami but this is, for lack of a better term, “F’n AWESOME! Thank you all and Mayhem reigns!” said director Joe Lynch.

Winning the Audience Award for Short Film was Buzzcut. Written and directed by Jon Rhoads and Mike Marrero, two South Florida filmmakers who presented the film as part of Popcorn Frights inaugural Homegrown: 100% Pure Fresh Squeezed Florida Horror program.

“It's an honor just to screen alongside these great shorts, we were blown away by the ones we saw. So we are thrilled about the award,” said Jon Rhoads and Mike Marrero.

“Popcorn Frights Film Festival’s third edition was even more successful than we could have ever dreamed. The Festival brought the best of international genre cinema to Miami, inspiring not only South Florida audiences but our growing community of filmmakers who are helping tell Miami stories. On behalf of the Popcorn Frights team, we congratulate Mayhem and Buzzcut as the 2017 Audience Award winners, and hope film lovers worldwide get to experience these brilliantly bold films,” said Igor Shteyrenberg & Marc Ferman, Co-Founders & Co-Directors of the Popcorn Frights Film Festival.

Runners-up for the Audience Awards include Still/Born, directed by Brandon Christensen, for Feature Film and Great Choice, directed by Robin Comisar, for Short Film.

46 films were presented at the third annual edition of Popcorn Frights Film Festival, including the North American Premieres of Jackals, The Hatred, and The Bride, and the Florida Premieres of Mayhem, Super Dark Times, The Endless, and Tragedy Girls. Numerous guests attended the Festival as well, such as Joe Lynch, Graham Skipper, Zach Kahn, Jeremy Gardner, and Brandon Christenson, amongst others.

The fourth annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival will take place on August 10-16, 2018."


Open Water 3: Cage Dive Blu-ray and DVD Release Details: Press Release: "Explore new depths of terror when the intense oceanic thriller Open Water 3 Cage Dive surfaces on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD October 10 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available on Digital HD and On Demand.


Explore new depths of terror when the intense oceanic thriller Open Water 3 Cage Dive surfaces on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD October 10 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available on Digital HD and On Demand. This nail-biting third chapter in the popular Open Water series submerges fright fans in the taut tale of three American friends who travel to the rugged Australian coast to film themselves cage diving with great whites, but a massive wave destroys their boat and leaves them stranded in shark-infested waters. Shot on location in Australia, Open Water 3 Cage Dive was written and directed by Gerald Rascionato and features a hot cast of up-and-comers, including Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, and Megan Peta Hill. The Open Water 3: Cage Dive Blu-ray and DVD will available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.


In this intense thriller, three friends from California head to the rugged Australian coast for a cage-dive encounter with deadly great whites. But after attracting a swarm of vicious sharks, their tour boat is destroyed by a massive rogue wave. As clouds gather and darkness descends, the three friends find themselves alone and defenseless, afloat in the chilly ocean as hungry man-eaters begin to circle. With little hope of rescue, they must fight to survive using only their courage.


Joel Hogan TV’s “Home and Away,” Actor for Hire

Megan Peta Hill TV’s “The X-Files” (2016) and “Supernatural”

Josh Potthoff The Umbrella

Pete Valley 500 Miles


Year of Production: 2017

Title Copyright: © 2016 Just One More Productions, Pty. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: Rated R for language and some bloody images

Genre: Thriller

Closed-Captioned: English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 81 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio"


Check Out Four Behind-the-Scenes Videos for Mountain Fever: Press Release: "London, UK – DATE 01/08/2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The independent survivalist-thriller Mountain Fever will receive its world premiere at Horror Channel’s Frightfest film festival in London, UK on Saturday, 26th August. In anticipation of the premiere screening, a new teaser and poster have been released.

Mountain Fever is an ice-cold thriller about a hapless Englishman who, hostage in his own home, is forced to team up with his captor to fight off the survivors of a fatal pandemic.

Set during an unforgiving Alpine winter, featuring a sledgehammer-wielding villain and an ass-kicking female lead, Mountain Fever promises genre fans bone-shattering new chills.

Read the official synopsis below:

A fatal flu pandemic has plunged Europe into chaos. City boy Jack takes refuge in the Alps but he’s ill-equipped to survive the harsh winter. Things only get worse when renegade Kara breaks into his house and commandeers his dwindling food supplies.

His inept plan to get rid of her disintegrates when outsiders invade, turning the hostile Kara into his only ally.

Little does he know that Kara is the source of all the trouble and that the weather-hardened locals will do anything to get to her. Stuck in the middle of a bitter siege, Jack must choose a side if he hopes to survive.

The film is the feature debut of director Hendrik Faller, an independent filmmaker working in London looking to bring this unique British-led alpine thriller to international audiences.

“I wanted to explore human nature in extreme circumstances. What are we capable of when life becomes a pure act of survival?” Hendrik Faller says is the question driving his movie. “Mountain Fever is a nail-biting survivalist thriller that pits its characters against each other as their situation devolves into maximum desperation. I think genre fans are going to love the cat and mouse game that ensues.” There’s also literally a cat, Hendrik Faller points out. “We have a one-eyed kazak cat who plays a fantastic little role, we even have a horse... But the most surprising character is Kara. She’s this mysterious, gas mask wearing stranger who pistol-whips her way through the men in our film. She’s a real dark horse, twisting our snow-heaped tale in ways the audience just cannot predict. It’s a really wild journey and I believe our viewers are going to be on the edge of their seats from start to finish!”

For tickets to the world premiere on Saturday, 26th August visit the Frightfest website. To learn more about Mountain Fever visit, www.mountainfevermovie.com or follow the film on Twitter or Facebook."

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    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).