In today's Horror Highlights, we have release details for Sugar Skull Girls, The Binding, and Sickhouse, as well as a Mother's Day card from Bates Motel and a new Blade-inspired music video.

Sugar Skull Girls 2017 Release Details and Trailer: Press Release: "SGL Entertainment is pleased to announce that they will be releasing “SUGAR SKULL GIRLS” the Teenage Comedy Adventure Movie and TV Series on Blu-ray, DVD, Cable TV and VOD in early 2017. The film is Written and Directed by Christian Grillo, Produced by Christian Grillo, John Kent, David Gechman, and Carmela Hayslett.

And Stars: Addy Miller, Carmela Hayslett, Cece Hagen, Anika Buchanan, Isabella Sobejano, Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), John Amplas (Day of the Dead) and Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil's Rejects).

SYNOPSIS: Three demonic sisters who resemble neo-goth voodoo dolls are accidentally conjured from the other side during a failed attempt to raise a little girl from the dead. With impeccable fashion sense and teenaged angst, the Sugar Skull Girls will stop at nothing to escape the clutches of The Pale Witch, the ruler of The Shadow world.

Look for the movie and TV Series to be Released on Amazon Prime, Blu-ray, DVD, Cable TV and Video On Demand in early 2017 via SGL Entertainment, MVD Visual, and Indie Rights Movies.

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Black Tiger Sex Machine's Blade-Inspired "Numbers" Music Video: "Prepare to enter the world of the BTSM Church in the new video for "Numbers". Being big-time fans of sci-fi, action and horror movies, BTSM wanted to pay homage to one of their childhood favorites, Blade. This video transposes the legendary opening sequence of this action thriller into Black Tiger Sex Machine's universe. Are you infected?"

Directed by Nguyen-Anh Nguyen, the "Numbers" music video stars Daniel Rindress-Kay, Eden Harvest, Maxime Le Flaguais, Benoit Priest, Vicky Beaulieu, Julien Maranda, Yue Qi, Carl Langlais, and Geneviève Bernier.


The Binding Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: Press Release: "An unsettling spiritual shocker, The Binding shows the darker side of devotion when a religious family’s patriarch begins receiving visions of bloodshed. Written and directed by Gus Krieger, produced by Michael Glassman and Scott Hyman, The Binding presents divine psychological horror through a modern reimagining of the Biblical tale of Abraham, who was commanded by God to bind and kill his infant son. A young minister’s wife (Arrow’s Amy Gumenick) attempts to reconcile her foreboding maternal instincts with her deeply religious husband (Josh Heisler) and his increasingly disturbing intentions. Is he receiving visions from God or unraveling within his own delusions of grandeur? How far will a family’s faith extend when their blind devotion means their violent destruction? Praised for its intelligent design, The Binding became a critical favorite through its celebrated performances and cerebral nuance.

Debuting on Blu-ray and DVD August 2nd, 2016 from Scream Factory, The Binding will feature a host of extras including over 20 minutes of deleted scenes, cast interviews with Amy Gumenick, Josh Heisler, and Leon Russom, a feature-length commentary track with writer and director Gus Krieger, and The Binding’s original teaser trailer.


Once upon a time, God Almighty appeared before one of the chosen and commanded that he slay his own flesh and blood. Perhaps that time has come again.

Sarah Iman (Amy Gumenick, Arrow, TURN: Washingtons Spies) is a young mother and faithful ministers wife. Her religious devotion and idyllic home life, however, are put to the ultimate test when she is forced to uncover the truth behind her husbands horrific visions. As tensions rise and secrets come to light, Sarah soon finds herself spiraling toward a terrifying choice between faith and blood.

A tale of unthinkable horror in the tradition of Rosemarys Baby, writer/director Gus Kriegers journey into the darkest corners of one familys faith features supporting performances by Leon Russom (True Grit, Prison Break) and Larry Cedar (The Crazies, Deadwood), with special guest appearances by Max Adler (Glee) Catherine Parker (Absentia) and Stuart Pankin (The Artist).

The Binding Bonus Features:

·         Over 20 mins of deleted scenes

·         Cast interviews with Amy Gumenick (Sarah Iman), Josh Heisler (Bram Iman) and Leon Russom (Minister Uriel)

·         Commentary track with writer and director Gus Krieger

·         Teaser Trailer"


Bates Motel Mother's Day Card: Episode 409 Synopsis: "Norman and Norma try to reconnect as they plan for the future; frustrated by Norma’s blind eye, Romero and Dylan decide to take action for Norman’s own good."

“A&E Network presents the season four return of the critically acclaimed drama, “Bates Motel,” starring Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as “Norma Bates” alongside the brilliant Freddie Highmore as “Norman.” From writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and Carlton Cuse (“Lost, “The Strain”), this season will showcase Norman’s deranged descent into madness.

“Bates Motel,” a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, will return with ten new episodes that further reveal Norman’s continued downward spiral and the effect it has on the family. This season Norma becomes increasingly fearful and desperate, going to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) once again finds himself drawn back into Norma and Norman’s lives. Will things finally heat up between Norma and the other man in her life, Sheriff Romero, and just how much further will he go to protect her?”


Two Videos for Sickhouse and Vimeo Pre-Order: Press Release: "LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2016 – With a stealth launch on Snapchat, Sickhouse, a horror thriller produced by Indigenous Media, starring digital influencers Andrea Russett and Sean O’Donnell, becomes the first-ever scripted film, shot in real time, designed for mobile viewing. Sickhouse, which was experienced by millions on Snapchat and other social platforms during its live run due to the strong social following of its digitally savvy cast, is now available for pre-order exclusively on Vimeo where it will debut as a feature length film on Wednesday, June 1.

About a group of friends obsessed with social media whose excursion into the woods to explore the lore of Sickhouse turns deadly, Sickhouse leads viewers on a journey that has unsuspected consequences for all concerned, including the audience. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Hannah Macpherson, Sickhouse was designed to be told through a series of snaps but also live on as a linear film. Shot over five days, April 29-May 3, the journey of the main characters occurred in real time, blurring the lines between truth and fiction. The snaps are now being edited together into a Director’s Cut with substantial additional footage to create the first “made for mobile” feature film.

“Thanks to Hannah, Andrea and Sean and the rest of the team who were willing to take a leap of faith and join Indigenous in creating an exciting new storytelling format, Sickhouse has been able to push boundaries and engage audiences in a very visceral way. We’re thrilled to now be able to offer the full version with our partners at Vimeo,” said Jake Avnet, COO, Indigenous Media.

"We are extremely excited to be a part of this unique and forward-thinking release strategy and look forward to bringing the film directly to fans around the world,” said Derek Dressler, Head of Content Acquisitions for Vimeo.

Andrea Russett is one of the fastest-growing female comedians on YouTube with 2.5 million subscribers and more than 184 million views. She got her start with a nationally syndicated radio talk show as the youngest syndicated DJ in the US. In 2014, she had a supporting role in Expelled, which debuted as the #1 film on iTunes; starred as the principal character in the comedic web-miniseries Breaking Out and has an upcoming cameo in the FOX film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates opposite Zac Efron and Adam Devine. In addition to his 1 million followers on Instagram, Sean O’Donnell has built a name within the theatrical community, most recently cast in the film #Speedball alongside Eric Roberts. Rounding out the cast are Lukas Gage, seen in Paramount’s Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and newcomer Laine Neil. Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia, and Jake Avnet serve as executive producers. Kip Pastor, Clay Reed, and Andrea Russett also produce.

About Indigenous Media

Indigenous Media is a next-gen studio focused on producing premium, original video content for a variety of platforms, spanning formats ranging from traditional film & television to new & emerging platforms. Founders are filmmakers Jon Avnet (Black Swan, Risky Business, Fried Green Tomatoes) and Rodrigo Garcia (In Treatment, Albert Nobbs, and the upcoming Ewan McGregor film, Last Days in the Desert), and Jake Avnet. Principal investors are WPP and ITV.

For more information, visit"

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    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).