Details on the three-part anthology film Tales from the Campfire from Night of Terror Films starts off today's Highlights. We also have a look at the short film Retina, Scream Factory's Blu-ray and DVD release of The Cured, the feature-length film version of The Cleansing Hour first details, and a trailer and Indiegogo launch details for the fan-made web series Batman: Master of Fear.
Tales from the Campfire Announced: "Tales from the Campfire retro-inspired inspired anthology horror film that tells the tales of three campfire stories with events occurring at the same time in the film’s wraparound. Each campfire tale has its own unique look and feels, touching on different sub-genres of horror.
Film Synopsis: Four friends plan a camping trip at a small campground to spend an evening sitting around a fire telling each other campfire stories that all supposedly happened within the area that they’re camping at. Strangely enough, their campground happens to sit right beside an old creepy cemetery, named ‘Ha Ha Cemetery’.
As the night goes on the group slowly starts to realize that their stories are starting to tie together, and what starts off as a quiet night, soon becomes a night of terror.
What would make a group of campers decide to camp out beside an old creepy cemetery? What secrets does ‘Ha Ha Cemetery’ hold? Prepare yourself for four deadly tales of terror.
Campfire Tale #1 titled “A Dark Past” has a 70s style presentation using various old-school lighting techniques in a haunted house setting. The story takes the viewer through the twisted tale of Claire as she revisits an old family home from her past, revealing dark secrets, only soon to discover that she’s not alone within the house.
Campfire Tale #2 titled “Ha Ha Cemetery” has an 80s style presentation using VHS Effects to resemble that of a lost slasher film. The tale follows Jake & Chelsea on a dark and quiet night as they wander into Ha Ha Cemetery, curious by its name while trying to figure out what secrets it holds. Unfortunately for them, they are encountered by a masked maniac with an ax to grind.
Campfire Tale #3 titled “The Dead Will Rise” has a 60s style presentation inspired by George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead with a black and white color grade and cropped with a 4:3 screen aspect ratio. The tale follows four Campers from Camp Black Lake as they discover a lost and forgotten cemetery, with an old abandoned near-by house that houses a 300-year-old curse.
Campfire Tale #4 concludes with the wraparound story around the campfire with a mixture of slasher elements, suspense, and occult when the truth is revealed behind the events of the campfire tales… except for one, the Campers did not see coming."
Watch the Short Film Retina: "A young man's fight to shut off his laptop camera turns deadly.
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Written and Directed by: Alex J. Mann
Produced by: K. Adam Bloom, Alex J. Mann
Starring: Dan J. Johnson
Executive Producers: Karen X. Cheng, Tristan Clopet, Nelson Ramm
Director of Photography: Nelson Ramm
Editor: Nelson Ramm
Score, sound design and mixing by: Tristan Clopet"
The Cured Blu-ray/DVD Release Details: Press Release: "What happens when the undead return to life? In The Cured, the world has been ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, until a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Available July 3rd, 2018 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, this provocative thriller also comes with a behind the scenes featurette as a bonus feature. Fans of this creepy film can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com
Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley, This Must Be The Place), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page, Juno), Senan attempts to restart his life — but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and a hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.
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The Cleansing Hour Feature-Length Film: Press Release: "Ryan Guzman (The Boy Next Door), Kyle Gallner (American Sniper) and Alix Angelis (The Magnificent Seven) has signed on to star in the contained horror thriller The Cleansing Hour, which lenses in Bucharest, Romania next month.
The Cleansing Hour follows best friends Max and Drew (Guzman and Gallner) who run a popular webcast that stages exorcisms to look real. When the actress of the day (Angelis) becomes mysteriously possessed by a real demon, the friends must work against the show clock to figure out the demon’s sinister motive, while the demon exposes the trio’s dark secrets before a rapidly-growing global audience.
The film marks the feature debut for editor turned director LeVeck, who gained recognition for the proof-of-concept version of The Cleansing Hour, which was featured at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, Austin Film Festival and Napa Film Festival among many others and won best horror short film at Shriekfest Film Festival and Atlanta Horror Film Festival.
Shirit Bradley (Godzilla: King of Monsters), Dan Clifton (The Den, The Belko Experiment), Natalie LeVeck and Damien LeVeck are producing under the Skubalon Entertainment banner.
Skubalon Entertainment is currently focused on creating low-budget supernatural horror and thriller content for film, TV and digital platforms. Skubalon has also optioned the rights to The Dark Sacrament: True Stories of Modern Day Demon Possession and Exorcism, and is currently developing it for a limited TV series.
Clifton recently completed post-production on the crime-thriller A Violent Separation starring Brenton Thwaites and Alycia Debnam-Carey. In May, he wrapped production on the Untitled James Gunn Horror Project, produced by James Gunn, directed by David Yarovesky and financed by The H Collective.
The Cleansing Hour was written by Damien LeVeck and Aaron Horwitz. LeVeck is repped by UTA and Grandview. Guzman is repped by CAA. Gallner is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller. Alix Angelis is repped by AS Management. Clifton is repped by UTA."
Check Out the Trailer for Batman: Master of Fear: "BMOF is an original story about Batman's final mission against a new nemesis named Nightmare. Following in the footsteps of his deceased mentor Scarecrow, Nightmare knows that the only way he can control fear is to kill Batman. Largely inspired by Batman: The Animated Series, BMOF is the first-ever dramatic, live-action Batman show, and depicts the Caped Crusader as both a detective and martial artist.
After Jim Gordon's supposed demise, Batman returns to Gotham City to face his greatest fear...evolution. Batman Master of Fear is a three-part miniseries created by Red Fist Productions and Ex Nihilo Films and we need your help to make the next two final episodes. If interested, please click the link to our campaign below and be apart of history in the making!!!
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