Horror fans may know John Franklin as Isaac from Children of the Corn and Cousin Itt from the Addams Family movies, but now the actor is conjuring more scares (and humor) with his new graphic novel, Prime Cuts Volume 2, and we have a look at preview pages from the horror comedy comic. Also: VHS and DVD release details for Scary Tales, preview pages from the online comic book adaptation of El Gigante, and Witchula pre-production details.

Prime Cuts Volume 2 Graphic Novel Release Details & Preview Pages: "With one quick slash from his sharpened razor, things have gone from pretty crappy to mostly rotten for aspiring barber and revenge-seeker Todd Sweeney. A dead body, the sudden appearance of an androgynous meat inspector and the hovering presence of the local skanks are only sidelining his goals. Why can”t Fate ever work out in his favor?!! Goth mistress and pizza maker Electra Love will handle his mess but she has problems of her own – an incontinent pops and Mad Cow disease. Hmmm… What”s the easiest way to get rid of a dead body when there”s no meat? Find out what”s on the menu in volume 2 of this ongoing series that calls “a mean, gritty, little graphic novel which will make you want to wash your hands after reading it.”

The co-writers and star of Children of the Corn 666 have put a modern spin on the legend of Sweeney Todd in this gruesome and darkly comedic tale of revenge, pizza and mad haircuts. Volume 2 introduces illustrator Stan Maksun who brings a bold and hysterically demented look to the Prime Cuts series!"

Written by John Franklin and Tim Sulka, and illustrated by Stan Maksun, Prime Cuts Volume 2 is now available on IndyPlanet. To read Prime Cuts Volume 1 for free and to learn more about Volume 2, visit:



Scary Tales VHS and DVD Release Details: Press Release: "We’re stoked to announce our fifth video release in collaboration with BLEEDING SKULL! VIDEO, SCARY TALES (1993)!

A hooded figure with glowing eyes appears in a dense plume of mist. He’s encircled by silhouetted children who wait for him to read from an ancient tome. So begins a three-part, shot-on-video horror anthology from 1993, which by all appearances is a period piece that takes place in 1985. Drunk dads playing darts and blaring ponytail rock drowns out middle-aged profanities. This is followed by demonic possession, bathtub nudity, wide-scale slaughter and a man fighting medieval dwarves in a field outside of Baltimore.

Shot in Baltimore by filmmaker Doug Ullrich, SCARY TALES was never released legitimately on home video. BLEEDING SKULL! VIDEO’s release has been meticulously pieced together from the original S-VHS master tapes, making it the best looking-and-sounding version of SCARY TALES that has ever been available.

SCARY TALES will be available on VHS & DVD tomorrow (5/11) at 12PM CST. You can also stream the film at

Scary Tales VHS. Directed by Doug Ulrich. 68 minutes. Limited to 100 Copies. Contains Minimum Underdrive Zine. On sale (5/11) at 12PM CST. $25.

Scary Tales DVD. Directed by Doug Ulrich. 68 Minutes. Contains Minimum Underdrive Zine. On sale (5/11) at 12 PM CST. $15."



El Gigante Online Comic Book Preview Pages and Cover Art: Press Release: ""El Gigante", the short film based on Shane McKenzie’s novel Muerte Con Carne, has been a massive hit for Luchagore Productions, playing in festivals worldwide and receiving insane critical acclaim.  We are pleased to announce that the famous short film has now been turned into a graphic novel by the extremely talented team of Hiro Fujii and Daiju Kurabayashi from Japan!  The vibrant colors and eye-popping visuals of the comic perfectly capture the tone of the film, and this is sure to be a huge hit with fans of the story. The BLOOD and GORE oozes from the pages, and will leave the reader feeling dirty and filthy, yet satisfied!

Official "El Gigante" comic page

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Witchula Pre-Production Details: Press Release: "HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - May 9th, 2016 - PRLog -- MAB Studios officially has announced a co-production deal with the British indie production company, Silent Studios Productions for the film "Witchula." "Witchula," which producers are calling "The real Expendables of horror," already boasts a team of producers with vast horror film experience, and attached actors that already includes some of the biggest names in independent horror. According to writer/director/executive producer Marcus Bradford, Silent Studios Productions brings, "Another set of great eyes and expertise in a highly popular, strong and historical genre we all love: Horror!"

Co-writer/Co-director/producer Pat Kusnadi ("The Id," "Down With David," "Good Samaritan") and producers Matt Chassin ("Krampus the Christmas Devil,' "Seeking Valentina," Krampus 2; The Devil Returns), and John Blythe ("My Amityville Horror, ""One Day When the Rains Fell"), are attached to the project along with. Scream king Bill Oberst Jr ("Take This Lollipop", "Criminal Minds", "Death House") and Eileen Dietz, the iconic demon in the classic film, "The Exorcist." Bradford promises the coming months will see the announcements of several more iconic actors in the horror genre. "We are elated with the new partnership we have established with Silent Studios Productions, " said John Blythe, who also heads his own production company Film Regions International. "Unlike prior films that I have produced, this will be the biggest film in terms of budget and work directly in an international co-producing capacity that I have worked on." "Under the guidelines of the co-production relationship we have with Silent Studios Productions, will give us better clout as independent film producers here in the United States." Silent Studios Productions is an award-winning production company, whose projects include, "Zombie Playground", "Infected", "Extinction", and "Torture." Director Jason Wright is best known for his UK Commercial for Capcom's Resident Evil 6, also working as creative horror director on promotional work alongside some great companies like Microsoft on Dead Rising 3, Deep Silver on the Dead Island games, and WB Games on Shadow of Mordor. Wright says he and producer Kirsty Richardson are, "Looking to bring something special to the table." "We were so excited when we read the script that we know this was something we wanted to help with and that it was for sure a new and original concept which is something we strive to do with our own work and projects." Writer/director/producer Pat Kusnadi says he is looking forward to "New challenges to our production such as locations, permits, and their local cast & crews since the project partially will be shot in the United Kingdom." Kusnadi believes that 'Collaboration with Silent Studios Productions will help us to provide horror fans with the entertainment they have been clamoring for." Bradford's production team says, "We're looking forward to working with Silent Studios Productions and to create something spectacular and spooky for all the horror fans out there for a taste of delightful terror!" Be sure to check out this EPIC film's social media pages for all upcoming related news. More to come! '

For More information: 'Witchula' Facebook Fan Page:, 'Witchula' Twitter Page: and 'Witchula' IMDb Page:"


  • 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).

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