Get your scream on with these new frightful stories from today's Horror Highlights! Screambox's "13 Screams of Halloween" kicked off this past Friday the 13th and will continue until the big day. Also: Netflix's Slasher Season 2 details, Scream Factory's latest Blu-ray releases, a trailer for Sightings, details for the immersive experience Apartment 213, Grimmwood, and Party Bus From Hell.
Details on "13 Screams of Halloween" from Screambox: Press Release: "LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 12, 2017) Screambox, the leading streaming service for hardcore horror fans, is celebrating the Halloween season with a fun treat: 13 new fan-favorite films will be released completely free for streaming on any device from Friday the 13th of October through Halloween, October 31st. Even more thrilling, these top-rated, terrifying titles are exclusive to Screambox -- true horror lovers won’t find these films on any other major streaming service, including Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
“It’s been a great year for Screambox, with the addition of an incredible selection of content and continued support from a rabid, rapidly growing subscriber base,” says Larry Baird, Screambox COO. “We wanted to do something to give back to the amazing horror community who got us this far. What better way to do that than by giving them access to free content? It’s our way of thanking our fans, and letting them share the screams with people they love.”
13 Screams to Halloween begins on Friday the 13th with the hugely popular documentary His Name was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th. From there a new title will be released each weekday. The Halloween horror countdown culminates with All Hallows’ Eve on October 30th and the world-streaming premiere of a mystery movie on October 31st; clues are being posted in emails and on social media to see if fans can guess the exclusive title before it becomes available.
This festival of fright also offers some fun surprises on weekends -- including all-new original content and short-form episodes featuring Academy Award-winning talent that was shot exclusively for Screambox.
Anyone in the U.S. can visit www.screambox.com/13 to stream the free horror movies from Screambox for the 13 Screams to Halloween. No credit card or payment of any kind is needed to enjoy these amazing releases. All Screambox content is available to stream on virtually any device -- including apps available for Google Android, Apple iOS, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Xbox, and more.
Some highlights include:
Fight of the Living Dead - This highly-anticipated series features YouTube stars fighting for survival in a real-life zombie infestation. When Fight of the Living Dead was originally released, the show got little promotion and viewers had to pay to watch it, so many
horror fans missed out. Now the entire first season can be viewed for free during 13 Screams to Halloween.
Dead Before Dawn - Originally released in theaters as a 3D experience (which kept many viewers away), this overlooked gem is a must-see for any fan of gruesome horror.
The Eye - This is the original Japanese horror film that was so immediately popular in the United States that it led to an English adaptation starring Jessica Alba. But ask any fright fan and they will attest that the original is best, and now it can be streamed here.
13 Screams to Halloween Movies
Only on Screambox
October 13 His Name was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th
October 16 Creepshow 2
October 17 The Collector
October 18 Why Don't You Play in Hell?
October 19 Come Out & Play
October 20 Fight of the Living Dead (all episodes)
October 23 Dead Before Dawn
October 24 Ms. 45
October 25 The Perfect Husband
October 26 The Eye
October 27 Borgman
October 30 All Hallow's Eve
October 31 ??? (HINT: It’s not “Halloween”)"
Slasher: Guilty Party: Press Release: "AWARD-WINNING ANTHOLOGY THRILLER SERIES SLASHER RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 ON NETFLIX
Slasher: Guilty Party Premieres on October 17, 2017
Creator: Aaron Martin
Starring: Leslie Hope, Paula Brancati, Lovell Adams-Gray, Jim Watson, Kaitlyn Leeb, Rebecca Liddiard, and Melinda Shankar.
Produced by: Shaftesbury
Set in the remote Canadian wilderness, the story revolves around a group of former summer camp counsellors who are forced to return to an isolated campground to retrieve evidence of a crime they committed in their youth. Before long the group, and the camp’s latest inhabitants, members of a spiritual retreat with their own secrets to hide, find themselves targeted by someone out for horrific revenge.
Leslie Hope (24, NCIS, Suits) leads a large ensemble cast comprised of returning actors including Paula Brancati (Sadie's Last Days on Earth, Degrassi: The Next Generation), Jim Watson (The Strain, Between), Christopher Jacot (Rogue, Eureka), Joanne Vannicola (Being Erica), Jefferson Brown (Rookie Blue, Degrassi: The Next Generation), and Dean McDermott (Ecstasy, CSI). New cast members this season include Lovell Adams-Gray (Lost & Found Music Studios, Dead of Summer), Kaitlyn Leeb (Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Heartland), Rebecca Liddiard (Houdini & Doyle, MsLabelled), Melinda Shankar (Degrassi: The Next Generation, How to Be Indie), Sebastian Pigott (Rogue, Revenge), Paulino Nunes (Designated Survivor, Brooklyn), Madison Cheeatow (Heartland, Sadie’s Last Days on Earth), Ty Olsson (The 100, Supernatural), and Simu Liu (Kim's Convenience, Taken). Aaron Martin (Saving Hope, Being Erica, Degrassi: The Next Generation), recipient of the 2017 WGC Showrunner Award, returns as showrunner.
The first season of Slasher was nominated for five Canadian Screen Awards and is currently available on Netflix.
Slasher: Guilty Party is developed and produced by Shaftesbury, with the participation of TVA/AddikTV and the COGECO Program Development Fund. Slasher: Guilty Party is created by Aaron Martin, who also serves as executive producer. Christina Jennings, and Scott Garvie are executive producers for Shaftesbury; Saralo MacGregor and Jonathan Ford are executive producers for Content Media. Jay Bennett is a producer. Content Media is the global distributor of the series."
Scream Factory to Release Killing Ground and Darkness Rising Blu-rays: Press Release: "Two suspenseful thrillers, Darkness Rising and Killing Ground, make their Blu-ray and DVD debuts November 7th, 2017 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visitingShoutFactory.com
They came in search of her past. Pray it lets them escape. A house’s horrifying secrets are resurrected in the blood-drenched nightmare, Darkness Rising. For years, Madison (Tara Holt) has been tormented by her memories of a traumatic incident: the murder of her younger sister at the hands of their own mother. Joined by her fiancé (Bryce Johnson, Willow Creek) and cousin (Katrina Law, Arrow, Spartacus: War of the Damned), Madison returns to her childhood home just before it’s slated to be demolished. Seeking closure, the trio instead find themselves pursued by the same malevolent, supernatural presence that drove Madison’s mother to unthinkable violence!
An unassuming couple’s vacation becomes a desperate fight for survival in the ultra-raw, unhinged thrill ride Killing Ground. In need of a break from the pressures of city life, Sam (Harriet Dyer) and Ian (Ian Meadows) head to a remote beach for a romantic weekend camping trip. When they stumble upon an abandoned campsite, they’re concerned. When they discover a lone, traumatized child nearby, they’re scared. And when they encounter two sadistic sociopaths (Aaron Glenane, Aaron Pederson), they’re in for one hell of a getaway. Weaving with unexpected twists and turns, Killing Ground delivers both nerve-shredding suspense and gut-punching realism."
Watch the Trailer for Sightings: Press Release: "Writer-director Dallas Morgan’s unnerving supernatural thriller Sightings premieres on VOD this November.
Dante Basco (Hook, Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses), Kevin Sizemore (Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462), and Boo Arnold (Nashville) star in a pulse-pounding cornucopia of Stranger Things, Signs and Jaws, arriving November 7.
When former Sheriff and skeptic of the paranormal, Tom Mayfield (Boo Arnold), encounters three dead bodies on his TX ranch, he must enlist the help of his conspiracy-theorist brother-in-law (Rawn Erickson II), a local surveillance expert (Dante Basco), and a renowned cryptozoologist (Stephanie Drapeau), in order to uncover who or what is behind these mysterious events.
While being pursued by the local detective (Kevin Sizemore) as a lead suspect for these deaths, Tom is forced to reconsider his preconceived ideas of what lies beyond our planet.
Ultimately, he must mend the estranged relationship with his daughter (Tahlia Morgan) and come to grips with the truth of his missing wife (Tiffany Heath), as he discovers the importance of community in survival and the belief in the unseen.
From High Octane Pictures, the studio that brought you Clowntergeist and The Answer come another workout for your goosebumps, Sightings out 11/7."
Grimmwood Poster: Press Release "Slash Gang Productions is pleased to unveil the official poster art for our upcoming horror film, Grimmwood, which is set to enter production in November.
Directed by: Matt Kiser
Written by: Blair Hoyle
Starring: Anna Broadway, Taylor Upchurch, Jordyn Tracy, John Lineberry, Katelin Fitts, Trevor Burkholder, Sara Lucas, and Tyler Stafford
Produced by longtime collaborators Hoyle and Kiser, the Halloween-set horror-mystery analyzes generational gaps and the industrialization of rural America.
When people in their hometown begin dying on the anniversary of an accused witch’s execution, a depressed journalist and his teenage sister set out to uncover the truth behind a local legend."
Apartment 213 Los Angeles Immersive Experience and Trailer: Press Release: "APARTMENT 213 is Los Angeles' newest immersive horror experience. A hybrid between your traditional haunted house maze and an extreme horror house. This exhilarating 30-minute experience puts you into your own horror movie! An experience that every Halloween/horror fan will love!
The story is based on a young girl named Emily who has been kidnapped by a family of psychopaths who live in Apartment 213. Over the course of 30 minutes, guests are led into the apartment where they slowly start encountering the family members, who led them through a sequence of intense scenes. Many include psychological horrors such as evil and demonic presences and simulations of terror.
This experience is 18 and over only and a waiver must be signed before entering.
Party Bus to Hell Trailer Released: "When a party bus on its way to Burning Man filled with a bunch of sexy young adults breaks down in the desert and in the middle of a group of Satanic worshippers, all hell literally breaks loose. A massacre leaves seven survivors trapped on the bus, fighting for their lives while wondering if someone or someones are not what they seem."
Directed by Rolfe Kanefsky, Party Bus to Hell stars Tara Reid, Sadie Katz, Elissa Dowling, Devanny Pinn, Aaron Groben, and Ben Stobber.