Headlining today's Horror Highlights is a clip from Dave and Lou Elsey's haunting short film Keep the Gaslight Burning. Co-starring critically acclaimed makeup artist Rick Baker and Markie Post, the short film's fire will burn brightly this summer. We also have a look at the short film Let it Die and eight images from the new movie Painkillers.

Keep the Gaslight Burning Clip Revealed: "A brutal murder, a grand and gothic house, a vengeful ghost ... they're the elements that Oscar®-winning director Dave Elsey (Best Achievement in Makeup: The Wolfman) and co-director Lou Elsey combine in the brand-new short film KEEP THE GASLIGHT BURNING --and they're joined by another film makeup legend, seven-time Oscar® winner Rick Baker, who plays a pivotal role, as well as acclaimed actress Markie Post (above).

KEEP THE GASLIGHT BURNING will make its official public debut this summer ... but for now, we wanted to share the first official clip from this 18-minute Gothic thriller. You can see what happens when the Elseys, Rick Baker and producers Don and Anna Bies (both alumni of Industrial Light and Magic) get together to make a delightfully sinister film.

In the clip, Mrs. Maxwell (Markie Post) tells her new maid and companion Maya (Kate Armstrong Ross) that there is a fabulously rich prize awaiting her if she can muster the courage for two short minutes of bravery..."


Watch Short Film Let it Die: "The final, gripping moments between an emotionally spent father and his grown, troubled daughter, who is one of the living dead. Starring Adam Ginsberg and Celina Leroy.

Written and directed by Matthew Forte.

Let It Die Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Let-It-Die-Z...

Forte Films Entertainment Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ForteFilmsEn..."


Check Out New Images from Painkillers: Press Release: "Following last night's international premiere at the renowned Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), we have the first stills from Painkillers, a dramatic thriller from Title Media and Lone Suspect. Kew Media is handling sales on the project.

Painkillers stars Adam Huss (Power), Madeline Zima (Californication, Twin Peaks), Grant Bowler (Defiance, True Blood), Debra Wilson (MadTV, Bodied), and Mischa Barton (The O.C., The Sixth Sense). Roxy Shih directed the film.

This marks the second feature from Roxy Shih (The Tribe). Giles Daoust wrote the script, which received several awards and nominations in festivals and screenwriting competitions.

Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale produced the film under their Lone Suspect banner alongside Giles Daoust for Title Media. Mike Macari (The Ring franchise), Alain Berliner (Golden Globe Winner for My Life in Pink) and Catherine Dumonceaux (Title Media) executive produce.

LOGLINE: After a terrible car crash in which his son dies, brilliant surgeon John Clarke (Huss), tormented by guilt, becomes prey to an unbearable physical pain. While his marriage starts disintegrating, John soon finds out that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood. When he encounters Herb Morris (Bowler), a man who claims he can help him get his life back, John embarks upon a nightmarish journey through which he will either have to come to terms with his pain... or become a monster.

Title Media is a film production company founded in 2003 by Giles Daoust and Alain Berliner, active in Brussels, Paris and Los Angeles. It has (co-)produced over 30 films, including Starry Eyes (SXSW 2014), Radius (Diego Klattenhoff), What Happened to Monday (Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close), Hostile (Xavier Gens), The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot (Sam Elliott, John Sayles), and The Death of Stalin (Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko).

Best known for their work with “Funny or Die”, Lone Suspect also partnered with Title Media on their last film, the Abigail Breslin horror-comedy Fear, Inc. (Tribeca). In 2015, Barnett executive produced Loitering with Intent (Sam Rockwell and Marisa Tomei). Lone Suspect recently wrapped the pilot for Captain Karl's Institute for the Abnormally Bizarre, a workplace horror-comedy with eOne starring Daniel Stern (Home Alone, The Wonder Years), YouTube star Lisa Schwartz, Kate Flannery (The Office), and Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld).

It was announced last month that Lone Suspect, Title Media, and Mike Macari will be partnering on a third film, Anderson Falls, shooting this summer. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/julien-seri-direct-crime-thriller-anderson-falls-1086909

Roxy Shih is an internationally acclaimed Taiwanese-American director. Her feature-length debut, The Tribe, won multiple awards on the festival circuit, including Best Director at Other Worlds Austin. She recently completed directing ten episodes of Dark / Web (Julie Benz, Hannah Marks), an upcoming sci-fi anthology that explores the problems with living in a totally connected world.

Roxy Shih is repped by Abrams Artists Agency, Barnett and Masciale by APA, Untitled, and Bloom Hergott, and Daoust by Original Artists."

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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).