Twenty-five of the UK's special effects experts have come together for a good cause. Each artist is customizing a bust of Frankenstein's monster, and 100% of the proceeds raised at the auction of these busts will be donated to Make-A-Wish UK. Also, details on the premiere screening of Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies, Ravenwolf Towers episode 2 details, a new trailer for Pitchfork, and the trailer and tie-in VR video for Go North.
The Monster Charity Project 2017 Details: From the Press Release: "25 of the UK's top prop-making, sculpting and SPFX make-up artists have been brought together to take part in a unique charity project. Each artist has been given a bespoke Frankenstein-inspired monster bust, created and supplied by SVFX University of Bolton Special & Visual Effects team, with the simple instruction: Customise him into any design you like.
Once customised, the artists then donate the finished bust back to the Monster Charity Project organisers who will auction them off via an online auction site. 100% of the proceeds raised from the auction will be donated to Make-A-Wish UK. All the artists and the back room project crew donate their time and skills totally free of charge.
The busts will be going on a UK tour during 2017 taking in such conventions as Horror Con UK, finishing the year at Creaturegeddon where many of the featured artists can be seen sharing their work and also available for a chat. The Monster Charity Project is also in talks to have the display featured at the very popular Grimmfest event in Manchester.
People will be able to start viewing the completed busts from May 2017 via various social media outlets and the above-mentioned conventions, the project busts then go to auction on October 31st, 2017, ending November 5th, 2017
For Further information and updates you can follow the project and all its progress at:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/monsterproj
Instagram - https://instagram.com/monstercharityproject"
Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies Opening Day Screenings: Directed by Dominik Hartl, Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies will be released by LEVEL 33 on Friday, January 13th in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall, followed by a VOD release on January 14th.
Synopsis: “When a scientific experiment conducted by a local entrepreneur unleashes an epidemic of zombies and mutant wildlife in the Austrian alps, three young snowboarders find themselves in an epic battle for survival where they must use their killer snowboarding skills to defeat the raging aprés-ski undead once and for all."
Ravenwolf Towers Episode Two Details: Press Release: "Mark the first full moon of 2017 with a brand new, bloody and bizarre episode of Charles Band's hit series RAVENWOLF TOWERS!
Titled “Bonds of Blood”, this is the second episode in the RAVENWOLF TOWERS series which debuted last December to rave reviews and fan acclaim.
RAVENWOLF TOWERS: Bonds of Blood will be released on Full Moon Entertainment's Amazon Channel (www.fullmoonamazon.com) and via FullMoonStreaming.com on January 12. It will also be available on DVD from January 20.
The chilling, seven-part horror series is directed and produced by Band, who is releasing one episode every full moon. And as a bonus for Full Moon film fanatics, embedded within each weird and wicked episode of the series, Band has found novel ways to re-introduce some of Full Moon’s most famous and feared characters and creatures into the narrative.
RAVENWOLF TOWERS, the dark saga of a family of incestuous lunatics lording over the remains of a looming, formerly opulent and now dilapidated Hollywood hotel.
Like a cross between Jack Hill’s 1964 Gothic shocker SPIDER-BABY and Dan Curtis’ beloved horror soap opera DARK SHADOWS, RAVENWOLF TOWERS follows the gruesome and bizarre adventures of Jake, the new assistant manager at ‘The Towers’ who is soon subject to the horror at the heart of the building: guests disappear without a trace, mad doctors meddle with madder science, degenerate monsters lurking around every corner and a beautiful woman who may be a distressed damsel in need of saving…or just might be the most terrifying resident of RAVENWOLF TOWERS.
At the center of it all is the spastic, inbred clan whose minds have become irrevocably warped as they live, love, die and commit all manner of sin within the walls of ‘The Towers’."
New Trailer for Pitchfork: Press Release: "Glenn Douglas Packard's highly anticipated horror spectacle PITCHFORK premieres in theaters January 6 and On Demand January 13 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Having recently shared a life-changing secret with his family, Hunter recruits his friends to come with him from New York to the farm where he grew up as he faces his parents for the first time. As the college students enjoy the fresh air of Michigan farm country, an older, more dangerous secret slowly emerges. While Hunter navigates a new place within his conservative family, a vicious creature from their past descends on the farm, putting the unsuspecting city kids in mortal danger.
Produced by Packard, Darryl F. Gariglio and Noreen Marriott, with associate producer Shaun Cairo, and boasting a screenplay by Gariglio and Packard, PITCHFORK introduces audiences to a horrifying new movie monster.
The ensemble cast includes Daniel Wilkinson, in the title role, with Lindsey Nicole, Brian Raetz, Ryan Moore, Celina Beach, Keith Webb, Sheila Leason, Nicole Dambro, Vibhu Raghave, Rachel Carter, Andrew Dawe-Collins, Carol Ludwick, Derek Reynolds, Addisyn Wallace, and Anisbel Lopez."
Go North VR Tie-In Short Film and Trailer: Press Release: "In the aftermath of an unknown catastrophe, a community left with zero living adults has descended into a modern-day Lord of the Flies, run by a small cabal of what had been the jocks occupying the athletic and social upper crust of the local high school, headed by Caleb (Patrick Schwarzenegger).
Faced with the bleak despair of their situation, Josh (Jacob Lofland) and Jessie (Sophie Kennedy Clark) strike out on a dangerous journey into the unknown to find family and hope for the future, with Caleb and his vicious underling Gentry (James Bloor) in hot pursuit.
GO NORTH is the narrative debut of Emmy-nominated documentarian Matt Ogens (MEET THE HITLERS) and was Executive Produced by Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME, RATS)."