Directed by Andrew Wiest, The Forlorned, based on the novel by Angela Townsend, will be released on October 3rd courtesy of Midnight Releasing. Continue reading for more details in today's Horror Highlights. We also have a trailer extravaganza with looks at Truth or Dare, Axeman 2: Overkill, and Irrational Fear, London Horror Festival performance details for The Raven, and a clip from Downrange.

Trailer and Poster Revealed for The Forlorned: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA-- Midnight Releasing turns on the light for Andrew Wiest's The Forlorned October 3rd. Based on the book by suspense novelist Angela Townsend, The Forlorned is the story of a man lured by a job to a desolate lighthouse who quickly finds himself in over his head and at the mercy of malevolent forces. The Forlorned will be available October 3rd on Amazon Instant, iTunes, Xbox, Vimeo, Steam, Vudu, Google Play and more.

Andrew Wiest (Treasure State) directed from a script he co-wrote with Townsend and Ryan Reed. Colton Christensen headlines as the unlucky caretaker, joined by Elizabeth Mouton, Cory Dangerfield, and Larry Laverty as the townspeople, waiting to see if the newcomer will be the latest victim of the local legends.

An advertisement lured Tom Doherty to the island, offering him a job renovating the old lighthouse and ramshackle buildings. What he didn't know was that he was the only applicant. None of the locals wanted the job - no one dared. Isolated and alone, Tom soon discovers why. Messages from disembodied voices; ghostly visitations and escalating horrors draw Tom deeper into the island's evil past-a darkness that forces Tom to unbury the truth and brings demons of his own into the light.

The MOD physical release of The Forlorned (SRP $14.98) is available exclusively from"


Watch the Official Trailer for Truth or Dare: "Directed by Nick Simon (The Girl In The Photographs), TRUTH OR DARE stars an array of young and upcoming talent including Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It), Brytni Sarpy (General Hospital), Mason Dye (Flowers in the Attic), Harvey Guillen (The Magicians), Luke Baines (The Girl In The Photographs, Under The Silverlake) and Ricardo Hoyos (Degrassi: The Next Generation) the film also stars the legendary Scream Queen Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm Street) .

TRUTH OR DARE is set to premiere on SyFy, October 8th 9pm/8pm central.

Synopsis: "Eight college friends head to a “Haunted Rental” in a remote town for Halloween weekend. There, they play the game rumored to have caused the deaths of seven teenagers decades earlier, Truth or Dare. What starts out as vodka induced fun, quickly turns serious when the dares become sickeningly dangerous and the truths threaten to tear the group apart. When players attempt to refuse the increasingly terrifying tasks, they’re met with deadly consequences, quickly discovering: you must do the dare, or the dare does you. As the death toll mounts, the remaining players must race against the clock to outrun, outsmart and outlast the simple game of Truth or Dare."


The Raven Performances at London Horror Festival: "Part of The London Horror Festival at The Old Red Lion Theatre Evcol Entertainment presents Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.

Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19, 2017

Performance | 9.30pm

Adapted and Directed by Simon James Collier This new adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic Gothic tale is a re-working of Poe’s original story, with Lady Elizabeth Woodruff wrestling with melancholic thoughts after losing her lover; a love whose death she questions her own involvement with upon discovering that she and her estranged husband were themselves engaged in a passionate affair. From the twice-nominated ‘Empty Space…Peter Brook Award’ Okai Collier Company / Evcol Entertainment comes this haunting tale from the master of gothic story-telling: Edgar Allan Poe. Listings Information Venue: The Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NJ Box office: or 020 7837 7816 Dates: Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 October 2017 at 9.30pm Tickets: £10, £8 concessions (suitable for 12+) Theatre website: London Horror Festival:"


Check Out a New Downrange Clip: "The highly-buzzed dark new thriller [premiered] as part of The Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness section. It is directed by Ryuhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train, Versus), and stars newcomer Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson (Insidious: Chapter 2), Rod Hernandez-Farella, Anthony Kirlew, Alexa Yeames (The CW's The Originals), and Jason Tobias (ABC Television's Notorious).

Produced by Kitamura and ELEVEN ARTS' Ko Mori (Lords of Chaos, Man From Reno, Uzumasa Limelight), DOWNRANGE is executive produced by Taro Maki (In This Corner of the World). The screenplay is by Joey O'Bryan (Motorway, Fulltime Killer), with a story by O'Bryan and Kitamura.

In the film, six college students are carpooling cross-country when one of their tires blows out on a desolate stretch of country road. Getting out to fix the flat, they quickly discover that this was no accident. The tire was shot out. With their vehicle incapacitated, the group is pinned down and mercilessly attacked by an unseen assailant as they desperately attempt to find a way to escape."

Clip and poster premiered on Collider:


Axeman 2: Overkill NSFW Trailer Released: "LOS ANGELES (September 18, 20017) - Fans have been axxin' for him and now... HE'S BACK! From distributor #SinningWorks comes another vacation to dismember in the upcoming "AXEMAN 2: OVERKILL" - the highly anticipated second installment in the 80's throwback slasher series featuring MTV "Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham, CBS "Big Brother" Rachel Reilly, "Baywatch" star Angelica Bridges and WWE/WCW star Bryan Clark.

Today, #SinningWorks released the intense new trailer for the upcoming installment and it features the hallmark of old school 80's slashers - axes, machetes, guns, and blood! Along with the trailer, the release comes word that the slasher flick is currently available for pre-order in a limited "Royally Fucked Edition" Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack via the Axeman fan page at and is also available for pre-order as a digital download via the Vimeo Video-On-Demand platform at

AXEMAN 2: OVERKILL marks the blood-soaked return of the Axeman at Cutter's Creek. When crazed evangelical Christians, murderous bank robbers, and revenge-seeking vigilantes clash in the quaint town of Cutter's Creek, there's only one ax-wielding local legend who can separate them... and dismember them!

Axeman 2: Overkill is unrated and releases on VOD and DVD / Blu-ray October 17th worldwide. Stay up to date on pre-orders and more by following the film on Facebook at @AxemanAtCuttersCreek.

About #SinningWorks

#SinningWorks is an independent production company, distribution company and rights-holding company of motion pictures and television founded by writer, director, and producer Joston “El Rey” Theney. The company can be followed on Facebook at @SinningWorks."

NSFW trailer:


Irrational Fear Poster and Trailer: Press Release: "Slasher Studios and have partnered up for a new psychological slasher film, Irrational Fear, and have just dropped the first official teaser trailer!

LOGLINE: Six therapy patients that are brought together to a secluded cabin to confront their strangest fears. But these fears won’t just hurt them...they will kill them!

Irrational Fear is a horror film that will make you face your biggest fears, no matter how bizarre they may be. While each character faces their own unique fears, not everyone is strong enough to survive them. Fears featured in the film include ghosts, drowning, choking, germs and more, making for a great mix of intense brutality!

Irrational Fear is the third feature-length horror film release from Kevin Sommerfield’s Slasher Studios (Dismembering Christmas, Don’t Go To The Reunion) & the second feature-length release from and director Hunter Johnson (2 JENNIFER). The film was written by Sommerfield & Johnson.

This film features an ensemble cast including Charles Chudabala (Anomaly, 2 JENNIFER), Baker Chase Powell (Dismembering Christmas, Little Dead Rotting Hood), Leah Wiseman (Dismembering Christmas, Family Possessions), Kaleb Shorey (Don’t Go To The Reunion), Jennifer Nangle (Malvolia: The Queen of Screams), Tom McCarthy, Mathias Blake and Cati Glidewell in her first feature film role.

This psychological slasher film will be available this November. Slasher Studios & are currently raising funds to assist in post-production and a festival run. You can preorder and support the film here:"

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).

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