“And lead us not into temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil.” Release details and a trailer for the Indican Pictures film starring Eric Roberts is one of our top stories in Horror Highlights today, along with the exciting news that Blue Fox Entertainment will release Primal Rage on VOD this May. The trailer extravaganza also continues with Against the Night and 4/20 Massacre, and Heartless, and we have a special contest from Comet TV and their new sister network CHARGE!
Primal Rage Coming to VOD on May 1st: Following its special one-night-only screenings in theaters across the US, the new Bigfoot movie is coming to VOD platforms beginning May 1st from Blue Fox Entertainment. You can check out a new clip below, and in case you missed it, read our Q&As with director Patrick Magee and co-star Marshal Hilton.
Synopsis: "If you thought you knew the Bigfoot legend, think again Directed by special effects master Patrick Magee (“Men in Black 3,” “Spider-Man,” “AVP: Alien vs. Predator”), the movie follows a newly reunited young couple as their drive through the Pacific Northwest turns into a hellish nightmare.
“PRIMAL RAGE” follows Ashley (Casey Gagliardi) and Max Carr (Andrew Joseph Montgomery) as they, lost deep in the forest, are stalked by a terrifying creature that just might be Bigfoot. Soon, they find themselves embroiled in a strange land of Native American myth and legend turned all too real. Hopelessly trying to survive, with a handful of unsavory locals, they must fight against the monster in a desperate battle of life or death."
Directed by Patrick Magee from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jay Lee, Primal Rage stars Andrew Joseph Montgomery, Casey Gagliardi, Eloy Casados, Justin Rain, and Marshal Hilton.
But Deliver Us From Evil Release Details and Trailer: Press Release: "West Hollywood, California (Wednesday, March 14th, 2018) - Indican Pictures will release Joshua Coates’ But Deliver Us from Evil, this March. The film is a 20/10 Visions Entertainment production. In the film, Lilith returns to the world. After being thrown out of the Garden of Eden, she looks to take revenge on God, by killing his followers. No one is safe in this exciting thriller. But Deliver Us from Evil stars: Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Grant Harvey (Thumper), Alice Rose and many more. A Digital release, for the film, is coming later this month!
The recently released trailer focuses on a female serial killer. Set in Atlanta, the victims are mostly religious leaders. But, this is no ordinary killer. Possibly a demon, this nightstalker hides in the shadows, targeting those in the religious community.
But Deliver Us from Evil will show on several Digital hosting platforms, this March 20th. This supernatural thriller will show on Amazon, on this date. And, But Deliver Us from Evil takes an ancient story and modernizes it for a new audience. Film fans can see this retelling, on the legend of Lilith, in just a few days.
The film’s official synopsis: Lilith, Adam’s first wife according to Jewish mysticism, seeks revenge against all of God’s creation. God expelled Lilith from the Garden of Eden because of her refusal to obey Adam, the man. Scorned, she returns present day with a vengeance against man and his offspring.
Release Date: March 20th, 2018 (Digital).
Director/writer: Joshua Coates.
Cast: Eric Roberts, Pooch Hall, Grant Harvey, Alice Rose, Isaac Keys and Cynthia Rodriguez.
More details at Indican: http://www.indicanpictures.com/indicanpictures/deliver-us-from-evil/
*available soon at Amazon.
About Indican Pictures: Indican Pictures acquires and distributes feature films to a broad range of entertainment outlets by providing a diverse selection of movies across: theatrical, home video, TV, VOD, PPV and streaming platforms."
Against the Night Release Details and Trailer: Press Release: "AGAINST THE NIGHT is a horror film that tests the boundaries of trust as nine friends sneak into an abandoned prison to film a ghost hunting video. When their friend, Hank, disappears, everyone is pointing fingers and placing blame until they realize they may not be alone.
A riveting film shot on a micro-budget about paranoia, loyalty, ambition, and trust, AGAINST THE NIGHT is directed by Emmy Award winning and CLIO nominated commercial director Brian Cavallaro and features Hannah Kleeman, Tim Torre, and Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction, Vacancy, Swimming with Sharks). The film was produced by Brian Cavallaro and Arielle Brachfeld, and co-produced by Mike Mendez and Hank Braxton.
AGAINST THE NIGHT will be available on iTunes, Fandango Now, Vudu, Amazon, Google Plus, Xbox, iN Demand and additional digital platforms on March 27. The film opened theatrically in LA, NY and additional markets on September 15. The film has a running time of 86 minutes and is not rated by the MPAA.
For more information and to view the trailer, go to: https://www.againstthenight.com/"
Comet TV and CHARGE! March Contest: "March is here and like you might have read in our earlier email, we’re super excited to share with you the newest COMET TV schedule and Giveaway as well as a new network, CHARGE!
CHARGE! is an action network showing the most “kickin’” and “punchin’” films ever created.
This month COMET TV has the best of the worst marathon, with the best of the worst movies ever created.
Over on CHARGE!, there’s the Kickboxer marathon with all five Kickboxer films.
And we want to give you the opportunity to have an awesome March of your own! The COMET TV and CHARGE! March Prize Pack is perfect for binging some classic films and TV Shows!"
How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01 am EST on March 22nd. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per entry method, per household, will be accepted."
4/20 Massacre Release Details and Trailer: Press Release: "Make a date with death this April.
Suspense, smoke and spine-tingling chills are on the menu when horror icon Jamie Bernadette and Justine Wachsberger, star of the Divergent series, face a 4/20 Massacre.
Premiering on VOD and DVD 4/3 from Film Chest, the first-ever “stoner slasher” movie pits today’s hottest young stars against cinema’s next iconic movie monster in a frightening and funny comedy-thriller released just in time for the “The Official Holiday” for weed enthusiasts.
From writer/director Dylan Reynolds comes the story of five women who go camping in the woods to celebrate a friend’s birthday over the 4/20 weekend. But when they cross the turf of an illegal marijuana growing operation they must struggle to survive the living nightmare.
Jamie Bernadette (I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà Vu, Killing Joan), Vanessa Rose Parker (Samurai Cop 2), Justine Wachsberger (Divergent), Stacey Danger (‘’Jean-Claude Van Johnson’’), Marissa Pistone (Raze), Jim Storm (Dark Shadows), Mark Schroeder (‘’Pretty Little Liars’’) Jim Round, Drew Talbert and James Gregory star in a Dylan Reynolds film.
Inhale. Exhale. Scream. 4/20 Massacre premieres 4/3 this April."
Heartless Synopsis and Cast Details: Press Release: "Directed by Kevin Sluder (one half of Los Angeles based Sunshine Boy Productions’ award winning team along with his wife, Jennifer), Heartless tells the story of an overlooked corporate associate Shelby (Stacy Snyder) who struggles to complete a marketing presentation while a horrible secret tortures her conscience. It will be a homecoming of sorts for the Sluders, who met as students at UNC on Chapel Hill and are proud UNC alumni.
While working on set, a conversation about the best of Edgar Allan Poe’s works gave Kevin an idea. He’d long considered The Tell-Tale Heart as his favorite Poe work as it was not only macabre but also tragically human. “It speaks to the frailty of our nature and about guilt being an inescapable curse. On the way home from the shoot, this image got stuck in my head. It was this innocent, rising star exec staring at her reflection before a corporate presentation, having done something terrible the night before. I couldn’t shake it,” shares Kevin.
With Heartless, he wanted to make a film that paid homage to The Tell-Tale Heart and American Psycho with a troubled narrator that people could relate to, “I want audiences to be thrilled and truly horrified by what she does in this film. In the end, I hope I give audiences a fun, different, and thrilling new version of a classic Poe tale that they can enjoy again and again,” Kevin states.
Sunshine Boy Productions has found success on the film festival circuit previously, with their 2014 film noir short, Play Violet To Me, which was awarded an Audience Award at the NYLA International Film Festival and a Grand Jury Award at the LA Neo-Noir Film Fest. This success led to producing other artists’ films including Matt Mercer’s short horror film, Feeding Time, which won 8 accolades on the festival circuit including Best Director and Best Score at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.
Don’t Look World Premiere Details and Trailer: Press Release: "Don't Look", the first feature film for Latina director Luciana Faulhaber, will premiere on Monday, March 26th, at North Hollywood CineFest 2018. It will be the world and L.A. premiere for the horror slasher film with touches of dark humor recently acquired by Wild Eye Releasing, a distributor that specializes in independent genre cinema.
"I am thrilled by the warm welcome that 'Don't Look' is receiving by the industry and horror fans alike," said Faulhaber. "The film was indeed a labor of love and to premiere in L.A. just weeks after the film's worldwide acquisition, is a complete honor."
"Don't Look" centers on five New York City Millennials who escape the big city for a rustic Thanksgiving weekend in the country. But as will happen in horror, something threatens to shatter their peaceful getaway and they are targeted for murder.
"I thank North Hollywood Cinefest for the opportunity to premiere our film for the world and the West Coast," said Javier E. Gomez, a co-producer for "Don't Look". "I invite everyone to join us for the screening, plus an insightful panel discussion and celebration afterwards."
In "Don't Look", newcomer Faulhaber injects current events into the traditional horror genre tropes.
"Don't Look's" screening at North Hollywood CineFest will take place on Monday, March 26th, 7:50pm (PT) at Laemmle NoHo 7, 5420 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA. For tickets and information, visit www.dontlookthemovie.com. The director, cast and crew will be in attendance.
The film's international premiere is scheduled for April 6th, 2018, at Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival in Brazil.
"Don't Look" is scheduled for VOD release in the Fall 2018. More details about the VOD release and other forms of digital and traditional showings will be announced in upcoming months. The producers are Luciana Faulhaber, Javier E. Gomez, Lindsay Eshelman, Daniel Shaw and Jessica Boucher, who is also one of the film's writers."
Photo Credit: Above photo by Joel Plotkin Photography.