This weekend is going to be so killer, dude! The poster for Jamielyn Lippman's Killer Weekend, produced by Blanc-Biehn Productions, has arrived. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Fantaspoa 2019 award winners, Celebrity Crush trailer and Dances With Films premiere details, as well as a concept trailer and poster for The Last Blockbuster.
Killer Weekend Release Details and Poster: "Blanc-Biehn, the production company by famed actors Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn just released the poster for their new film, Killer Weekend, directed by Jamielyn Lippman (3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story; When the Bough Breaks). The film will be released this fall.
The film stars Andy Davoli (Sopranos, Knock Around Guys) Vanessa Zima (Manson Girls, Scandal, House), Alex Urbom (Westworld, Masters of Sex), Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, Tombstone) and features Jennifer Blanc (Dark Angel, Party of Five, The Victim).
Killer Weekend is a thriller about a young LA girl named Kimberly (Zima) who’s enjoyed a lavish lifestyle thanks to a "dating app". With the help from a lowlife insurance agent, Fred (Urbom), they come up with a way to scheme even more money from these men.
Everything goes according to plan until she falls in love with Ted (Davoli), who happens to be a serial killer. Killer Weekend is produced by Lorna Paul & Kurk Kasparian, Blanc-Biehn Productions & Point of View Pictures, Javelina 98, Tibbony Productions, written by Travis Romero, story by Lony Ruhmann. Michael Biehn & Jennifer Blanc-Biehn serve as Executive Producers.
About Blanc Biehn Productions
Blanc Biehn Productions is the partnership of famed actors Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn. The pair put their passion for acting and filmmaking together, creating their own production company. The duo produced and starred in Biehn’s directorial debut, “The Victim”, a Grindhouse film which co-stars scream queen, Danielle Harris. The company recently released “Treachery” through Traverse Media and completed post on Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut “The Night Visitor and The Girl”. They are currently in the sales process with WFT Films on “Hidden In The Woods” – The Remake. Other films include “Altered Perception”, “She Rises” (starring Angus MacFadyen), “The Night Visitor 2”, “Hellavatorman”, and “Fetish Factory”. Currently in pre-production on several other projects, festival screenings in the near future, and a new list of fabulous directors being added to the roster.
For more information on upcoming BBP projects: http://blancbiehn.com"
Fantaspoa 2019 Award Winners: Porto Alegre, Brazil - 4 June 2019 - Celebrating the triumphant close of its fifteenth edition, Fantaspoa proudly brought Porto Alegre the best in fantastic cinema from around the world. Between May 16th and June 2nd, 2019, over 100 films were screened - with over 100 guests from many diverse countries - bringing together some of the world's most talented artists in emerging genre cinema.
According to festival directors and producers João Fleck and Nicolas Tonsho, the 2019 edition was the most successful Fantaspoa has ever produced, given the media coverage and the massive audiences - with more than 10,000 participants taking part in this year's festival.
Honored guests included, among others, director Ruggero Deodato (who celebrated his 80th birthday in the festival), actress Christina Lindberg (star of Thriller: A Cruel Picture), producer and screenwriter Larry Wilson (Beetlejuice) and legendary multi-hyphenate film icon Roger Corman.
Following the on-site marriage of Brazilian filmmaker Felipe M. Guerra (Deodato Holocaust), celebrated by Father Demian Rugna (director of Terrified) and featuring the blessings of guests Roger Corman and Christina Lindberg, the winners of Fantasia 2019 were announced.
Fantaspoa 2019 Award Winners
Short Films (Jury members Ignácio Lopez Vacas and Getro Guimarães)
For furthering the work of animation in Brazil: O Homem na Caixa, directed by Ale Borges, Alvaro Furloni, and Guilherme Gehr
For capturing the spirit of Cyberpunk: Robot Will Protect You, directed by Nicola Piovesan
Best Scream Queen: Sofía Peres (Dead Teenager Séance, directed by Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini)
Best Brazilian Short Film: Médico de Monstro, directed by Gustavo Teixeira
Best International Animated Short Film: Wild Love, directed by Paul Autric, Quentin Camus, Léa Georges, Maryka Laudet, Zoé Sottiaux, and Corentin Yvergniaux
Best International Live Short Film: Tu Último Día En La Tierra, directed by Marc Martínez Jordán
Animated Feature Film (Jury members Bianca de França Zasso and Carlos Thomaz Albornoz)
Best Animated Feature Film: Seder-Masochism, directed by Nina Paley
Latin-American Competition (Jury members JJ Weber and Drew Thomas)
Best Lettering: Soy Tóxico, directed by Pablo Parés
Best Soundtrack: 7 Raons Per Fugir, directed by Esteve Soler, Gerard Quinto, and David Torras
Best Actor: Pedro Barão Dias (Mutant Blast, directed by Fernando Alle)
Best Actress: Gabriela Ramos (¿Eres Tú, Papá?, directed by Rudy Riverón Sánchez)
Melhor Roteiro: Fernando Alle (Mutant Blast, directed by Fernando Alle)
Best Direction: Daniel de la Vega (Punto Muerto)
Melhor Filme: ¿Eres Tú, Papá? directed by Rudy Riverón Sánchez
International Competition: (Jury members André Kleinert and Diego Faraone)
For its Achievement in Cinematography: Ende Neu, directed by Leonel Dietsche
Artistic Contribution: His Master's Voice, directed by György Pálfi
Best Bloodbath: Alive, directed by Rob Grant
Best Actor: Eugene Simon (Kill Ben Lyk, directed by Erwan Marinopoulos)
Best Actress: Monique Gabriela Curnen (Model Home, directed by Patrick Cunningham)
Best Special Effects: HeadHunter, directed by Jordan Downey
Best Art Direction: I'm Lying Now, directed by Pawel Borowski
Best Screenplay: Brama (The Gateway), directed by Volodymyr Tykhyy
Best Director: Kirill Sokolov (Papa, Sdokhni)
Best Film: Wilkolak (Werewolf), directed by Adrian Panek
Best Film Audience Award: Alive, directed by Rob Grant"
Roger Corman with his Lifetime Achievement Award:
New Trailer and Festival Premiere Details for Celebrity Crush: "[Celebrity Crush] was written and directed by Oliver Robins (Poltergeist), who also stars. The film follows a delusional fan who imprisons the star of an '80s horror movie inside a rural Florida house with the hope of making him fall in love with her. Celebrity Crush will make its world premiere at Dances with Films on June 21st.
The Last Blockbuster Concept Trailer and Poster Revealed: "Synopsis: A pair of lifelong movie geeks must suddenly band together with a motley crew of strangers inside one of the last remaining video rental stores and attempt to survive-- perhaps even stop the supernatural apocalypse happening just outside their doors."