In the coming months, beware of the strangers popping up in theaters near you in The Strangers: Prey at Night theater standees. Also discussed in today's Highlights: release news for Midnighters, Wolfmen of Mars' new EP, new Fright Rags apparel out today, a Lunch Ladies teaser video, The Darkest Nothing: Paraphrenia clip / trailer, and details on Black Wake's Philip K. Dick Science Fiction premiere.

The Strangers: Prey at Night Standees Coming to a Theater Near You: "THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT standees are popping up at theaters across the nation, giving moviegoers a chance to insert themselves directly in a horror scene straight from the upcoming film.

Fans can pose for photos on a couch while Dollface, Pin-Up Girl, and Man in the Mask prey from windows in the back, or insert their face into a dangerous scene with the three masked maniacs."

You can view fan photos of The Strangers: Prey at Night standees on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram."

Directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a screenplay written by Bertino and Ben Katai, The Strangers: Prey at Night will be released in theaters on March 9th by Aviron Pictures. Referred to as a "horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS," Prey at Night stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

Synopsis: "A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit THE STRANGERS."

Trailer via Fandango:


Midnighters VOD and Digital HD Release Details: Press Release: “IFC MIDNIGHT will release MIDNIGHTERS in Theaters, on VOD and Digital HD on March 2, 2018.

MIDNIGHTERS is the theatrical debut of director Julius Ramsay, who is known for his work on AMC's "The Walking Dead.” The film was written by his brother Alston Ramsay, who served as speechwriter and senior advisor to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, General David Petraeus, and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson in Washington, D.C., before moving to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking.

The film has compelling and complicated female leads played by Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes, Tales of Halloween) and Perla Haney-Jardine (Steve Jobs, Spider-Man 3), along with strong performances by Dylan McTee (MTV's "Sweet Vicious") and Ward Horton (Annabelle, The Wolf of Wall Street).

Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness. From Walking Dead director Julius Ramsay, MIDNIGHTERS is a layered, enigmatic thriller set in the Gothic backwoods of New England – the perfect place to get away with murder.”


New Wolfmen of Mars "The Sin Projector" EP Details: The band Wolfmen of Mars recently released an eerie two-song EP titled The Sin Projector. To listen to their new music, visit them on Bandcamp, and be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Wolfmen of Mars: "Making music that combines the electronic analog sounds of the 70s-80s and mixing them with heavy grooves. A soundtrack for late night driving or space travel."


New Fright Rags Apparel: "From Fright Rags: "PLAYERS! TO YOUR STATIONS!

This Wednesday at 10 am (EST) we're adding more tees to our pop-culture based PLASTIC FANG Collection! LITTLE MONSTERS and VIDEO ARMAGEDDON on super-soft black cotton tees! Plus we're re-stocking our classic ICS newspaper-ad RUNNING MAN tee! Make sure to grab yours Wednesday before Damon Killian puts YOU in the game!

Video Armageddon & The Running Man artwork by Kyle Crawford. Little Monsters artwork by Abrar Ajmal"

In addition to the new additions to their Plastic Fang Collection, Fright Rags will release a new Texas Chain Saw Massacre collection on January 31st.


Teaser Video for Short Horror Film Lunch Ladies: "For the past 20 years, obsessed Johnny Depp fans and fraternal twin sisters, Seretta and LouAnne Burr, have shared a miserable existence as high school lunch ladies.

This year is going to be different: Their Cheesy Burger Bites recipe is the Grand Prize Winner of Johnny Depp's Cook for Kid's Charity Event!

Believing this is their ticket out of high school hell town and that Johnny will hire them to be his very own Personal Chefs, they are sorely mistaken after a snotty head cheerleader pushes them one step too far. Seeing red, the Lunch Ladies find themselves stuck with a decaying corpse and nowhere to dump it.

They must ask themselves…

WWJD? What Would Johnny Do?"

Keep an eye out for Lunch Ladies at conventions and festivals throughout 2018, and visit the short film's official website for more information.


The Darkest Nothing: Paraphrenia: "A unique exercise in terror in a form of an illegal psychotherapy, this is the first appearance of "NEURON" in front of Judy. Neuron's "Terror Crew" uses projection mapping to manipulate and emphasize the thoughts and reactions of Judy, with images and videos synchronized to Neuron's words. At the same time, they stream the video live on their .onion Deep Web site, by using a new code and software, instead of using normal web platforms that allow high quality streaming video.

A few glitches and some common mistakes are embraced by Neuron, as they add to the authenticity of the broadcast. Judy isn't prepared for all those weird "magic" tricks and illusions, but this is just the beginning of the whole thing. Everything becomes darker and more personal and even scarier and more dangerous afterward...

The first official clip from the upcoming movie doesn't give much away to the methods and the whole process. Only existing software and real equipment are used, nothing is fictional. This is the first attempt of the group to create the idea of a "RED ROOM", a torturing space where the victim is mentally and physically destroyed in front of a camera or a live audience. Red Rooms with live streaming video are not possible until now, because of the limitations of Deep Web speed protocol and the way that the .onion websites re-direct information to keep the anonymity of the website and the viewer."


Black Wake Premiere Details: Black Wake will have its world premiere at The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Festival on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The screening will take place in lower Manhattan at the Village Cinema East at 9:30 p.m. EST.

Black Wake is expected to screen on the festival circuit through September before its release on VOD. Check here to learn more about the film's world premiere screening, and visit the film's official Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest Black Wake news.

"Specialists gather in a top-secret facility to investigate a series of strange deaths on beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. One of the team's scientists (Nana Gouvea) examines video evidence to uncover a possible parasitic explanation for the fatalities. But when a determined detective (Tom Sizemore) sends her the crazed writings of a mysterious homeless man (Jonny Beauchamp), the scientist slowly learns that the actual threat may be more dangerous -- and far older -- than anyone ever imagined. Can she convince her colleagues (led by Eric Roberts) of the true danger before an ancient force rises from the sea to bring madness and death to all of humanity?"

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    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).