For Trek fans, collectors, beer connoisseurs, and everyone in between, here comes Shmaltz Brewing Company's Star Trek Symbiosis, a collector's edition item to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Rob Zombie's 13 Nights of Halloween, premiere details for Kindred Spirits and Evil Things, release details for both Screambox's Bloody Disgusting Collection and The Evil in Us, a look at the new comic book series Evolution, and guests from American Gods are set to attend Famous Monsters Halloween Convention.
Shmaltz Brewing Company's Star Trek Beer: Press Release: "Clifton Park, NY -- Wednesday, August 9, 2017 -- Shmaltz Brewing Company nationally rolls out its unique Collector's Edition release StarTrek Symbiosis® to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. With an incredible debut at Comic-Con International (San Diego) and the official launch at the "Star Trek Las Vegas" convention, Star Trek Symbiosis® is now nationally available in 4-packs at stores and on draft at select bars in 35 states across the country. 2017 marks 30 years since Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered in September 1987, and CBS Studios has teamed up with Shmaltz Brewing for the only officially licensed Star Trek beers in the United States.
In 2016, Shmaltz debuted two critically acclaimed Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Star Trek. 2017 brings triple the excitement with the limited release of three Star Trek specialty beers rolling out throughout the year. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the first extraterrestrial elixir of 2017 was Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter® (7.3% ABV). Star Trek Symbiosis® transports itself to retail outlets and bars within Shmaltz's expansive distribution network. To find a Shmaltz distributor in your state, please visit: shmaltzbrewing.com/distributors
Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Ale -- Symbiosis
For over 10,000 years a symbiotic relationship has thrived between yeast and sugar, malts and hops, beer and beer lovers. Shmaltz's latest Star Trek release celebrates this benevolent co-existence and pays homage to the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: Next Generation, and the episode, "Symbiosis". In this episode, two different races from the same galaxy have seemingly found a way to peacefully coexist and work together for the betterment of all. However, we eventually learn that their relationship is based on the false promise of felicium, which is sold by the Brekkians to the Ornarans. This forces Captain Picard to make an excruciating choice: uphold the Prime Directive, or save an entire civilization from exploitation. In this 30th Anniversary Ale, the Shmaltz crew has upheld its Prime Directive to boldly unite hops, malts, yeast, and water in the pursuit of craft beer excellence. Share a bottle of this limited edition commemorative ale with your own federation. Make It So!
Star Trek Symbiosis® Hoppy Wheat Ale pours a pale yellow with a thick white head. A generous amount of hops provides flavors and aromas of ripe lemon and pleasant herbs, giving Symbiosis® a dry, crisp and clean mouthfeel. Symbiosis® is a limited-edition, smooth, easy-drinking ale with prominent wheat maltiness and distinct flavors and aromas of Warrior, Centennial, and Amarillo hops, making it the perfect refreshment for enjoying a Star Trek marathon with fellow Trekkies or at your next summer bottle share."
Rob Zombie's 13 Nights of Halloween Announced: Press Release: "Los Angeles – Aug. 17, 2017 – HDNET MOVIES today announced that heavy metal superstar and horror icon Rob Zombie will host the network’s upcoming holiday movie event ROB ZOMBIE’S 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN, from Oct. 19 to 31. On each of the 13 nights leading up to Halloween, Zombie will be on hand to introduce and share his thoughts on the horror films airing during the event.
A musician, filmmaker, and author, Rob Zombie has directed seven feature films, including the recent 31, which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, and The Lords Of Salem, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. His other directing credits include the cult favorite House Of 1000 Corpses and its companion, The Devil’s Rejects, along with the 2007 re-imagining of John Carpenter’s Halloween, plus its sequel, Halloween 2. RobZombie also developed his own comic-book series into an R-rated animated feature, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto.
Films featured during the 13-night event range from horror classics such as The Last House On The Left (1972) and The Blob (1958) to modern favorites including The Devil Inside (2012) and Case 39 (2009). The full schedule and list of films for ROB ZOMBIE’S 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN is forthcoming.
ROB ZOMBIE’S 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN is the latest in HDNET MOVIES’ special hosted film events, which have included And The Oscar® Goes To Presented By Richard Roeper in February, The Stars of Saturday Night With Your Host Jim Breuer in March and Totally 80s Month with Judge Reinhold in June, among others.
ABOUT HDNET MOVIES
HDNET MOVIES showcases the best in box office hits, award-winning films and memorable movie marathons, uncut and commercial free. Launched in 2003 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, the linear TV network and VOD service programs a diverse slate of top Hollywood films in beautiful high-definition. HDNET MOVIES is widely distributed by major cable, telco, and satellite TV providers in the U.S. For further information, visit www.hdnetmovies.com."
Kindred Spirits Season 2 and Evil Things Premiere Details: Press Release: "(Silver Spring, Md.) – Friday night frights return to TLC in time for Halloween with the second season of KINDRED SPIRITS, following renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help real people tormented by paranormal activity in their homes. Scared by the mysterious happenings, but hesitant to pick up and leave, they have turned to two of America’s leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, help families overcome their fear, take back their homes, and reclaim their lives. Then, TLC premieres the paranormal newcomer EVIL THINGS, where it’s not haunted houses but the objects inside them that are the terrifying focus of this new series. KINDRED SPIRITS premieres on Friday, September 15 at 9/8c immediately followed by EVIL THINGS at 10/9c.
In the season premiere of KINDRED SPIRITS, Amy and Adam investigate one of the most infamous haunted homes in America: the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Mass. What was once a private residence-turned-murder scene is now a museum and B&B, where many paranormal teams have confirmed that the ghosts of the home’s original occupants still linger. Amy and Adam launch into one of their most harrowing investigations yet, but not to find the Borden family ghosts. Their unique goal is to help Sue, a tour guide, who believes her grandparents’ spirits are in the house trying to protect her from impending tragedy. Amy and Adam, aided by psychic Chip Coffey, ultimately call upon the ghosts of the Bordens to help them uncover the truth. Do they get more than they bargained for?
Each episode of EVIL THINGS features two stories of people who claim they’ve survived frightening paranormal activity caused by a haunted object ranging from toys to jewelry and even furniture. Anything can become a vessel for the dead. Based on compelling first-person accounts, each twisted mystery exposes the sinister secrets hiding within seemingly innocent items… some of which could be sitting in your own home right now.
The premiere of EVIL THINGS recounts two stories. First, Lindsay's backpacking trip through Europe takes a tragic turn after meeting a new friend, Alex, at a local bar. She wakes up days later in the hospital only to learn that Alex has died and she's undergone an emergency cornea transplant. Back in America and on the mend, Lindsay is haunted by horrific visions of murder. Is it a side effect of her recovery, or is something darker happening with her new eye? Then, in the second story, James discovers boxes of mysterious videotapes stashed behind a false wall in his attic. He becomes obsessed with the disturbing footage but hides it from his wife, Tori. That is until dangerous paranormal forces suddenly take hold of their home.
Join the conversation on social media with #KindredSpirits and #EvilThings, and catch up on season 1 of KINDRED SPIRITS at TLC.com/KindredSpirits.
For TLC, KINDRED SPIRITS is produced by Paper Route Productions and EVIL THINGS is produced by Painless Productions."
Screambox's Bloody Disgusting Collection: Press Release: "LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 16, 2017) Screambox, the leading streaming service for hardcore horror fans, has partnered with distributor Salient Media to bring fans “The Bloody Disgusting Collection.” This virtual video shelf creates a new home for all 16 movies distributed by the premiere horror site Bloody Disgusting. Now, these award-winning titles are available for streaming in one place -- only on Screambox.
“We couldn’t be more excited to launch this collection,” says Larry Baird, Chief Operating Officer at Screambox. “Fans know Bloody Disgusting and trust their coverage on all things horror-related, but many people have not yet seen all of their movies -- including some big award-winning titles. These are great, gruesome movies with major talent attached. Audiences will love them, and we’re thrilled to get all of these titles at one time.”
The Bloody Disgusting Collection premieres August 15 and will launch in two parts -- 8 movies are immediately available August 15 and the second 8 titles start streaming one month later on September 15. For at least 30 days, all 16 movies will only be streaming on Screambox, and won’t be available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or any other major streaming service.
“We are excited that our movies will reach more horror fans on Screambox,” said Brad Miska, Co-Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Bloody Disgusting. “We can’t wait to tell our audience about the collection.”
To mark the collection’s launch, Screambox has created a digital campaign for media outlets that include original trailers, graphics, and ad placements for all 16 titles.
Bloody Disgusting Collection: https://goo.gl/hc1w5d
Audiences can use any connected device to access all Screambox content, including titles in The Bloody Disgusting Collection. Screambox is the only streaming horror service that is available on every major platform, so fans can take their terror to go -- any time, any place.
LAUNCHING AUGUST 15, 2017
Delivery: The Beast Within
The Haunting of Helena
Truth or Die
LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
Blood Runs Cold
Yellow Brick Road
The Evil in Us Home Media Release Details: Press Release: "RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brings you THE EVIL IN US, written and directed by Jason William Lee in his feature film debut. The film stars Ian Collins (CW’s “Supernatural”) and Kylee Bush (Nightwing: Prodigal). THE EVIL IN US will be available on DVD on August 29, 2017, for an SRP of $27.97, the same day as VOD and Digital.
In THE EVIL IN US, six school friends meet up for a Fourth of July celebration on a remote island off the Washington coast for a weekend of fun and partying. But the good times quickly turn into a nightmare when they unknowingly take a new bio-active drug containing a virus that causes fits of psychotic rage. Only one girl, Brie (Bush), doesn’t take the drug and she alone must fight to stay alive as her friends slowly turn into bloodthirsty cannibals. Trapped on the island, Brie must endure the unimaginable in a desperate battle for survival.
The film premiered at FrightFest London 2016.
We have a limited supply of THE EVIL IN US for review, so please request your copy today! We would also appreciate the inclusion of the title in your DVD, VOD, and Digital listings for August 29, 2017."
New Evolution Comic Series: Press Release: "PORTLAND, OR, 08/17/2017 — Image/Skybound Entertainment unites writers James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, and Joshua Williamson with artists Joe Infurnari and Jordan Boyd to create a new global phenomenon in EVOLUTION. The new series is set to launch with an oversized debut issue this November.
“Society now moves at an exponentially rapid pace. Our technology processes information faster than our biology is capable of handling,” said Keatinge. “Evolutionexplores what happens when this goes awry when humanity is left behind by its progress, venturing into unexpected, horrifying directions.”
Asmus added: "If reading this book is anything like writing it, it'll be a disturbing, thought-provoking, and cathartic ride through some very real anxieties about shifting society, what lurks inside us, and realizing just how few guard rails there are keeping us safe. But with enough twists, body horror, and murder that keep it fun!"
Human evolution has taken millions of years to get to the stage it’s reached in EVOLUTION. But next week, we become something new. Around the world, humanity is undergoing rapid and unpredictable changes, and only three individuals seem to notice that their world is being reborn. But what can they do about it?
“Horror is a slippery and weird genre,” said Sebela. “Not everything scares everyone else the same way. But I know what I want out of mine: long tendrils of dread, a fog of doom, deep conspiracies, monsters—especially the human variety—and loss.Evolution’s horror focuses on that sense of loss, one that can be as deadly as a psycho in a mask. Loss of control over our world, our lives and even our bodies, it’s everything we’re always facing but in a much bloodier package."
EVOLUTION #1 (Diamond Code SEP170638) will be available in stores on Wednesday, November 15th. The final order cutoff from retailers is Monday, October 23rd."
American Gods Guests to Attend Famous Monsters Halloween Convention: Press Release: "August 8, San Jose, CA — The Famous Monsters Halloween Convention, already packed with genre stars such as Malcolm McDowell and Doug Bradley, has added three more guests of Godlike stature to its roster — gods of an American variety, to be exact.
Starz' new TV show AMERICAN GODS, based on the best-selling sci-fi/fantasy book by Neil Gaiman, has been a runaway hit with readers and newcomers alike, and Famous Monsters recently announced that Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy), and Demore Barnes (Mr. Ibis) would appear as guests at the Famous Monsters Halloween Convention.
Season One of AMERICAN GODS aired on Starz from April 2017 through June 2017 to great critical acclaim. "It’s one of the most imaginative, adventurous, and deeply weird experiments on television — an entrancingly trippy metaphorical melee that elevates an investigation of American identity to a supernatural plane," wrote Michael Andor Brodeur of The Boston Globe. "Gaiman’s flair for uncompromising detail also informs the show’s more gruesome moments. Gods don’t duke it out in court after all; so limb-severing swordfights a la GAME OF THRONES is reliably notched up with fever dream blood floods a la THE SHINING."
Famous Monsters Publisher Philip Kim makes similar comparisons: "With hits like GAME OF THRONES, the lines between horror and fantasy are more blurred than ever, and FM plans to embrace both sides."
The convention will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center on October 27-29, 2017.
Applications for panels, vendors, press, and volunteers are being accepted now. Find out more about any of these applications, tickets, additional guests, and more info www.famousmonstershalloween.com."