Women in Horror Month-related events are being revealed as the celebration of women in the genre quickly approaches in February—and Mass Grave Pictures and CongestedCat Productions are getting in on the action with The Big Bloody Apple event in NYC. Also in today's Highlights: production details for Knifecorp, which stars Kane Hodder, and a trailer and release details for Welcome to Daisyland.

The Big Bloody Apple: A Women in Horror Month Event Details: Press Release: "Mass Grave Pictures and CongestedCat Productions will present THE BIG BLOODY APPLE: A Women in Horror Month Event taking place at Stone Creek Bar and Lounge (140 East 27th Street, NYC) on February 21st featuring films by Amanda Goodman, Angie Hansen, Nicole Solomon, Kristina Leath-Marlin, Victoria Diana, and Amanda Sabater. The evening festivities will also include a Women in Horror trivia hosted by 4MileCircus and a presentation by Heather Buckley (Kino Lorber, Miskatonic University). This is a free event.

Films (Filmmakers will be in attendance)

The Cabinet directed by Victoria Diana
My Final Girl by Kristina Leath-Malin
It’s Normal by Nicole Witte Solomon
Game Over by Amanda Sabater
The Keys by Amanda Brittney Goodman
Trance by Angie Hansen

7 PM to 7:30 PM: Networking & Opening celebration
7:30 PM to 8 PM: Films
8 PM to 8:30 PM: Trivia
8:30 PM to 9 PM: Films
9 PM to 9:30 PM: Heather Buckley presentation
9:30 PM to 10 PM: Trivia

About Women in Horror Month (www.womeninhorrormonth.com)
Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing to their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre. WiHM celebrates these contributions
to horror throughout the year via the official WiHM blog, Ax Wound, The Ax Wound Film Festival, and with the official WiHM event/project database in February with the ultimate goal of helping works by and featuring women reach a wider audience. This inclusive and positive movement is open to everyone, just as we believe the horror genre should be.

About CongestedCat Productions (www.congestedcat.com/)
CongestedCat Productions is an award-winning narrative production company that is very active in the New York independent film scene. Our monthly screening series IndieWorks, now in its sixth year, has screened over 250 local filmmakers. Founder Christina Raia’s motivation was to create a sense of community amongst local filmmakers where they could make connections and find collaborators, which is why the screenings remain free to attend.

In addition to IndieWorks, CongestedCat has produced an impressive body of work ranging in genre, style, and form. All of their projects aim to offer opportunities for underrepresented talent in front and behind the camera. Inclusion and challenging industry exclusion have been a driving force in their collaborations; and they continue to create a space in which individuals can prosper, regardless of race, gender and orientation. Notable releases include the feature film Summit and Kelsey (the web series).

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Knifecorp First Production Details: "Get ready to see Kane Hodder as you’ve never seen him before in Zach Grashin’s KNIFECORP which started shooting this week in Los Angeles.

High School senior Wally Banks (Austin Kulman) is selling knives door to door to help his mother (Felissa Rose) after the death of his Father. When Walley knocks on the door to an old Victorian house owned by Angus Finn (Kane Hodder in a career-changing performance), he opens a pandora’s box of dark secrets and emotion that threatens not only him but his friends and Angus as well.

From Alcott Street Productions and Sinful Celluloid Entertainment comes KNIFECORP. A film that explores the dark recesses of the human psyche when damaged by grief and loneliness.

Knifecorp also stars Peter Gilroy, Lola Sandra, and Hymnson Chan.

Cast: Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Parts 7-10, Hatchet 1-4), Austin Kulman, Peter Gilroy, Lola Sandra, Hymnson Chan and a special appearance by Felissa Rose.
Directed by: Zach Grashin
Written by: Zach Grashin and L.E. Staiman
Genre: Horror."


Welcome to Daisyland Trailer and Release Details: "Come one, come all! The official trailer for the thrilling new horror anthology series "Welcome To Daisyland" is out today. Step on up, if you dare, and get the first glimpse of the Daisyland Carnival, where dreams come true and nightmares begin!

Led by temptress and ringmaster Daisy, portrayed by Pepi Sonuga (Ash Vs Evil Dead, Famous In Love), "Welcome To Daisyland" will give viewers an inside look at what happens at Daisyland once the gates have closed and all the patrons have gone home, when the cast of the music and mayhem shadow show come to life. Each member of the troupe has a dark gift and job to fulfill, as Daisyland is not just a carnival but a place for the collection of souls.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Tony E. Valenzuela (Silverwood, Harper's Globe, Green Eyed World) and Executive Produced by David Edwards (Rock Star INXS) while being presented by Spitfire Music and BlackBoxTV, "Welcome To Daisyland" will premiere on Valentine's Day, February 14, on the BlackBoxTV YouTube channel. Music and orchestration for the series were provided by acclaimed hard rock outfit The Dead Daisies.

Additional cast will include Jessica Amlee (Heartland, Greenhouse Academy), Tru Collins (Insecure, Awkward), Kellan Rhude (The Axe Murders of Villisca, You Can Play), Aaron Groben (Face Off, Comedy Bang Bang), Jarrett Sleeper (Stranger Than Fiction), George Todd McLachlan (Josie) and Sam Aotaki.

"Welcome to Daisyland" is our Valentine's Day gift to both fans of horror and BlackBoxTV," declares director Tony E. Valenzuela. "It's a music and mayhem shadow show that brings together two things I'm passionate about, namely dirgy swampland rock n' roll and good, bloody horror."

Don't forget to tune in for the first episode on February 14 at BlackBoxTV's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/blackboxtv/

For behind-the-scene clips and further details on "Welcome To Daisyland," visit:


Tamika Jones
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).