The trailer for The Axiom is here (after being shown alongside the poster at Cannes Film Festival) and headlines today's Horror Highlights. Also in today's Highlights: the recently relaunched Orion Classics announced a release date for The Domestics and we have news on a Kickstarter campaign for Billy Boy comics.

Watch The Axiom Trailer: Press Release: "May 28, 2018: Genre sales specialists Devilworks has revealed the new trailer and poster for The Axiom, which was launched at the recent Cannes Film Festival.

The shingle is repping world rights on the supernatural thriller, which stars The Hobbit’s William Kircher as well as Hattie Smith, Zac Titus, and Nicole Dambro.

At the risk of her friend’s safety, a young woman travels into a National forest, in search for her missing sister. Once in the wilderness, they discover they have entered a multi-dimensional world full of monsters.

The film was written and directed by Nicholas Woods.

Release dates TBA."


The Domestics Release Date Revealed: Press Release: "LOS ANGELES (May 21, 2018) – Orion Classics has relaunched and will focus on multiplatform and specialized releases as well as acquisitions utilizing emerging and innovative alternative distribution strategies worldwide. The label will release between 8-10 films per year across genres starting with Mike P. Nelson’s The Domestics, starring Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush, 21) and Tyler Hoechlin (Everybody Wants Some, “Teen Wolf,” “Super Girl”). The gritty thriller will be released in U.S. theaters on June 28, 2018, and on Video On Demand PVOD and Digital on June 29, 2018. The film’s world premiere is set for opening night at the Cinepocalypse film festival on June 21.

Sam Wollman, MGM’s SVP of Acquisitions, will run day to day operations for the label and will work in conjunction with MGM President of Worldwide Television & Acquisitions Chris Ottinger and Orion President John Hegeman.

“Orion Classics has a long and storied history of releasing some of the most unique and memorable specialized movies of its time, including Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train and Richard Linklater’s Slacker. It’s our goal to relaunch Orion Classics with that same spirit in mind, and continue to have an eye on acquisitions across all platforms that entertain specialty audiences across the globe,” said Ottinger and Hegeman in a joint statement.

Based on a screenplay by Nelson, The Domestics was produced by Gianni Nunnari (300, From Dusk Till Dawn, Seven) and Shannon Gaulding (Safe Haven, Immortals) and executive produced by Kurt Johnstad (Atomic Blonde, A Shot in the Dark) and Adam Krentzman (Moonchild, Oh My God).

In a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by murderous gangs divided into deadly factions, Nina (Bosworth) and Mark (Hoechlin) race desperately across the lawless countryside in search of safety. As one depraved group narrows their search for the couple, they must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.

Rounding out the cast are Lance Reddick (The Wire, John Wick), Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina, Annihilation), Dana Gourrier (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained), Thomas Francis Murphy (True Detective, The Walking Dead) and David Dastmalchian (The Belko Experiment, Blade Runner 2049).

Formed in 1983, Orion Classics was an independent arthouse label specializing in acquisitions of indie and foreign films for North American distribution."


Introducing Billy Boy Comics: Press Release:  Press Release: "May 21, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA –Frank Forte and Asylum Press have joined forces to launch a Kickstarter for Billy Boy comics and stories. This collection of Billy Boy #’s 1-3 and some classic From Beyonde comics feature early Billy Boy stories, hopes to reintroduce Billy Boy to the masses.

“This has always been a passion project of mine, “ says Frank Forte, creator, writer and illustrator of Billy Boy. “I’m excited to finally finish these stories that I started years ago.”

Billy Boy Comics #1, 2 and 3 is a collection of dark and disturbing tales of a disillusioned kid who sees visions and monsters. Done in a style of classic cartoons from the Fleischer and Warner Brothers studios, Billy Boy is rendered in a very cinematic and 'rubber hose-like' style. These issues include: "Slingshot Madness," has Billy get into some trouble when he and Teddy shoot up Old Mrs. Pine's house with their brand new wrist rocket. In "Swamp Jitters," Billy is on the run from a giant spindly insect. Also, in "Bad Charm Bill," our pudgy star gets caught up in the black arts... and it doesn't end with a smile!

Rewards include signed comics, original art pages, original commissions by Frank Forte, Art prints and more.  Stretch Goals and add-ons will also be announced throughout the campaign.

Bill Boy #3 has been started and I’ll be posting my art progress in the updates section of the Kickstarter as I complete the pages.  All the art from issue #3 will be available as rewards,” explains Frank.

The Kickstarter link can be found here:

Frank Forte is an artist, writer, and storyboard artist. Frank’s film and TV credits include: Bob's Burgers3 Below (Trollhunters spin-off), Truth or DareInsidious:The Last KeyDespicable Me 2, The Emoji Movie, LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy:The Thanos Threat, LEGO Star Wars:The Empire Strikes OutThe Super Hero Squad ShowMarvel Heroes 4D, and more. Frank is also a regular contributor and editor at Heavy Metal Magazine. A self-described "Pop Surrealist", his art and paintings have been exhibited at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, CASS Contemporary, Copro Gallery, Phone Booth Gallery, Arch Enemy Arts, Dark Art Emporium, Cannibal Flower and the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery among others. He co-created The Cletus and Floyd Show with Gene McGuckin, a tribute to animation directors Tex Avery, Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones. Robert S. Rhine and Frank Forte created the pilot episode of Sickcom the Animated Series, which was sold to Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival Of Animation. Frank is also the publisher at Asylum Press (, an indie graphic novel and comic book publisher. Since its inception in 1999, Frank has written, illustrated and published such comics as: The Vampire Verses, WarlashFearless DawnBilly Boy and more.

Since its inception in 1999, Frank has written, illustrated and published such comics as; The Vampire Verses, Warlash, Fearless Dawn, Billy Boy and more.

Asylum Press is a Los Angeles-based comic book and graphic novel publisher. The company publishes high-concept books from the industry’s top talent within the horror, fantasy, and action adventure genres via a bold new business model that focuses on digital publishing and new distribution outlets in both the American and international markets. Its flagship titles include Fearless DawnThe BombChopperBlack Powder,Warlash, and the popular horror anthologies Zombie TerrorsEEEK!Asylum of Horrors, and Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell. For more information, visit"

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    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).