The Creeper would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids! Funko presents an Emerald City Comicon Pop! vinyl figure for The Creeper from Scooby-Doo. Also: a new clip for the latest episode of TLC's Paranormal Lockdown, Stray Bullets release details, Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment's renewed partnership, a complete look at Friday the 13th Nintendo Fan Short Film, plus a new clip and trailer for The Tribe.
Funko's Emerald City Comicon The Creeper Exclusive Pop! Vinyl Figure: Part 1 of Funko's Emerald City Comicon exclusives includes the Pop! vinyl figure of The Creeper from Scooby-Doo.
New Paranormal Lockdown Episode Details: "ABOUT THIS WEEK'S EPISODE: Friday, February 10 at 9/8c.
Paranormal investigators Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman travel to small-town Iowa where Malvern Manor - and its elusive entities - await. Investigator Johnny Houser claims an overwhelming rage came over him after encountering a shadow figure. Nick and Katrina are locked into the location for 72 hours to see for themselves what else is confined within the manor's walls. But during their investigation, they are pulled astray from their search by the restless spirits of the house's former inhabitants. While Nick seeks answers from beyond about the mysterious death of a young girl, Katrina squares off against the dominant energy of the house's original owner.
ABOUT PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN
Season 2 of the hit television series PARANORMAL LOCKDOWN on TLC follows world-renowned paranormal investigators Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman as they spend an unprecedented 72 hours locked inside a haunted location in an effort to capture groundbreaking paranormal evidence. No stone goes unturned for Nick and Katrina, who believe that the longer they stay confined in a haunted location, the more spirits will communicate with them."
To watch the clip from the upcoming episode of Paranormal Lockdown, visit:
Stray Bullets and Riding Shotgun Release Details: “In 16-year-old Jack Fessenden's directorial debut, teens Connor and Ash head to Ash’s father’s trailer for the weekend. When three crooks on the run from a hitman stash their car nearby, they seek refuge inside the trailer holding the teens hostage. Connor and Ash must now help the criminals before the hitman kills everyone in his wake.
Written and directed by Jack Fessenden, Stray Bullets stars Jack Fessenden, Asa Spurlock, James Le Gros, John Speredakos, Kevin Corrigan, Robert Burke Warren, and Larry Fessenden. Screen Media Films will release the movie in theaters on February 10th, and Jack’s short film Riding Shotgun will also be released with Stray Bullets on iTunes.
A Short Film by Jack Fessenden
Available exclusively on iTunes
Included with the purchase of STRAY BULLETS
Coming February 10th, 2017
Atticus and Max are just ordinary teenagers who spend their days bickering over the little things while all around them the big thing is closing in.
Jack Fessenden declares “I’m not going to keep making horror movies” to horror director and father Larry Fessenden after completing RIDING SHOTGUN, a post-apocalyptic zombie film made in upstate New York that premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival.
The half-hour short film was directed, co-written, co-stars is edited and scored by the younger Fessenden when he was 13. Alex Hoffman co-stars and was co-writer. Father served as Director of Photography and plays the role of “the countryman” who comes to a tragic end at the hands of Owen Campbell before his star turn in last year’s Sundance feature AS YOU ARE.
RIDING SHOTGUN was followed by the non-horror shorts ALL FOR ONE, PRANKS and THE ADULTS which all feature various collaborators that eventually were involved in the debut feature STRAY BULLETS.
RIDING SHOTGUN features locations also seen in the feature, most notably Fabulous Furniture, a workshop and store populated by magnificent sculptures made of scrap metal, chrome and wood by the artist Steve Heller who appears as Richie in STRAY BULLETS.
RIDING SHOTGUN features an original score composed and performed by Jack Fessenden and his regular collaborators Asa Spurlock and brother Cyrus, who also perform on the score to STRAY BULLETS. Both brothers play zombies in the film as well. Asa Spurlock is the star of STRAY BULLETS.
RIDING SHOTGUN was shot on the Sony NEX VG20 with Zeiss Zoom Lenses and employed the debunked 20$ used Glass Eye Pix crane which Jack discovered in storage one afternoon and dragged back into commission. The film was shot in five days.
Zombie makeup was fashioned after the STAKE LAND vampire design by Brian Spears and was applied by Beck Underwood during the shoot and Spears himself on the final day with a dozen undead.
Alex Hoffman’s father played the zombie who nearly devours his kid in the final scene and Alex’s real mother is in the photographs.
Jack had been driving the family Subaru since he was 11 years old, he did his own driving, the stunt crash was handled by Hal Fessenden, Jack’s Uncle. The breakaway shed was built by father Fessenden.
At the Woodstock film Festival, RIDING SHOTGUN played in front of BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD, a documentary by Rob Kuhns and produced by Glass Eye Pix about George A. Romero’s timeless classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.”
Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment's Renewed Partnership: Press Release: "TORONTO, CANADA - BERLIN, GERMANY (February 1st, 2017) -- Award-winning horror film producers and directors, Chad Archibald and Cody Calahan of Black Fawn Films, have renewed their commitment with one of the leading Canadian production and distribution studios; Breakthrough Entertainment.
The deal comes after co-producing eight successful horror genre feature films that have garnered numerous accolades at film festivals internationally as well as theatrical releases in the U.S. The extension of the partnership will feature a commitment to increased budgets and a more aggressive casting strategy. These new films will build on the unique and elevated concepts with which Black Fawn has built their reputation.
“Chad and Cody have managed to stand out in a very competitive market. We believe that they will continue to see exponential growth in their audiences and that the quality of their stories will be attractive to notable cast. With these next two pictures, Breakthrough will further propel Black Fawn’s impact with fans, and open up additional international distribution options,” said Nat Abraham, President of Distribution and Partner at Breakthrough Entertainment.
Coming on the heels of the eight picture deal that was shaped in June of 2014, Canada’s horror darlings Chad and Cody, the creative duo behind Black Fawn Films, will continue to partner with Breakthrough, who has served as an incubator for the independent horror filmmakers. Titles that have been co-produced include Antisocial (1 & 2), The Drownsman, The Sublet, Bed of the Dead, Let Her Out, and Bite which was theatrically released in the U.S. Since the inception of the multi-picture deal, Black Fawn Films has become an integral player in the horror genre on a global scale.
Chad Archibald, Writer/Director/Producer at Black Fawn Films says; "Black Fawn Films have been building something special with Breakthrough Entertainment over the past eight films. Their faith in us moving forward will strengthen the relationship between our two companies. We couldn't be more excited about taking these new projects to the next level, and create some truly unique films for genre fans."
The Heretics, Black Fawn’s eighth film in the series of productions with Breakthrough, will have an early introduction to buyers with a market screening during the 2017 European Film Market (EFM) on February 14th in Berlin, prior to the film’s international festival run. Black Fawn’s next film, I’ll Take Your Dead, currently in casting phase, will mark the beginning of Black Fawn’s next steps with Breakthrough, following the market screening of The Heretics.
The Heretics features a young girl who is abducted by a man after he claims that a cult is hunting her. His goal is to protect her until sunrise but while restrained, the young girl falls deathly ill. While her friends and family search for her, the source of her illness becomes more and more apparent. She’s not sick…she’s changing."
Watch: Friday the 13th Nintendo Fan Short Film: "This short is based on the infamous NES game from 1989. Everything is translated from the game, from the goofy colors, odd sound cuts to the senseless plot. Enjoy!
Special thanks to the fans that supported this project by donating to our Indiegogo campaign: https://igg.me/at/NESJASON/x/329673
If you would like to see the bloopers/deleted scenes and a special Grindhouse trailer you can still donate to the campaign!"
Check Out a New Clip and Trailer for The Tribe: Press Release: "(Los Angeles, CA. February 8th, 2017): Last week Terror Films announced they would be releasing The Tribe across multiple digital platforms this Friday, February 10th. With only 2 days left for the film’s U.S. debut, the genre distributor has released the official poster, trailer and another exclusive clip for fans titled, “Sisters Divided!”
The film will be available on several VOD platforms. Platforms hosting the release include: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play/YouTube, Vudu, Xbox Live, Sony PlayStation, Vimeo on Demand, I Bleed Indie and 3 Roku channels (Free Flix Tonight, 24 Hour Movie Channel, Free Grindhouse Flix Tonight).
The company will work on expanding the release in the coming months on platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Cable VOD, and DVD. Those dates will be announced once they have secured placement.
The film centers on a family of three young sisters played by Jessica Rothe (Mary + Jane, La La Land), Anne Winters (Tyrant), and Chloe Beth Jones. They live out their days after a pandemic has consumed most of the known world. One day a stranger, played by Michael Nardelli (The Collection, Revenge) suddenly shows up and their world changes in ways they never could have imagined."