It's Christmas party time, which also means it's ugly Christmas sweater season! Release details for the Ugly Sweater Party Blu-ray and the cast and crew signing at Dark Delicacies kick off today's Highlights. Also: Automatons: The Book of the Movie's Amazon premiere and a look at the On the Trail of UFOs trailer.

Ugly Sweater Party Blu-ray Signing at Dark Delicacies: "For ten long years, the ghost of executed serial killer Declan Rains (Sean Whalen) has been trapped inside of an ugly Christmas sweater, waiting to kill again! But when goody-goody Cliff (Charles Chudabala) wears the haunted garment to an ugly sweater party, he is possessed by Declan and forced to murder the party guests. As the sweater’s grip becomes stronger, not even an aggressively horny bible thumper (Felissa Rose) can pull the sweater away from Cliff’s corrupted flesh. With each new victim, the blood-powered sweater transforms Cliff into something more unspeakable, and only Cliff’s wild best friend (Hunter Johnson) and a psychic rebel (Lara Jean) can stop the ugly sweater before it ruins Christmas…forever!

The Blu-ray features an awesome making-of documentary that's over an hour long and also has a commentary track. The doc is called "Behind the Seams" and it was produced by @LAHorrorcom (Hunter Johnson who also plays Jody).

The artist [of the poster] is @BRUTALPosters (Chris Barnes)."

"The cast and crew will be signing the Blu Ray at Dark Delicacies on Friday the 13th at 7PM. Cast and crew that are for sure showing up: Aaron Mento (Writer/Director), Charles Chudabala (Star/Producer), Sean Whalen (Star), Berna Roberts (Star), Gregory Blair (Star), and Roman Kovalik (Star/Composer), but more will be coming too!

The Blu Ray features an awesome making-of documentary that's over an hour long and also has a commentary track. The doc is called "Behind the Seams" and it was produced by @LAHorrorcom (Hunter Johnson who also plays Jody)

Anybody who comes to the release party wearing an ugly sweater will be entered into a raffle to win Ugly Sweater Party movie/merch prizes!"

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Automatons: The Book of the Movie's Amazon Release Details: "AUTOMATONS: The Book of the Movie, edited by Pulp 2.0 founder Bill Cunningham, is available now on Amazon.

The book takes a look behind the scenes at the making of the 2005 Glass Eye Pix production of AUTOMATONS, written and directed by James Felix McKenney (HYPOTHERMIA, SATAN HATES YOU) and produced by Larry Fessenden through his long-standing New York-based production shingle Glass Eye Pix (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, STAKE LAND, THE RANGER, DEPRAVED).

AUTOMATONS stars then-newcomer Christine Spencer (SATAN HATES YOU) alongside veteran genre actor Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM) in a low-fi sci-fi experiment about war, robots and the end of humanity — all captured on glorious black-and-white, super-8mm film.

After dozens of festival screenings, rave reviews from critics, and theatrical runs in New York and Chicago, AUTOMATONS was released on DVD in 2007 by Facets Multimedia.

Pulp 2.0 now reintroduces this movie to genre-addicts on its 13th anniversary. Join author Bill Cunningham as he takes a deep-dive into this bespoke feverish piece of pulp cinema.

Included in the book:
• The complete AUTOMATONS screenplay
• Interviews with the cast & crew
• Interview with the director, James Felix McKenney
• Behind-the-scenes photos and sketches
• Tributes to AUTOMATONS actors Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM) and John Levene (DOCTOR WHO)
• Introduction by Max Brooks author of THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE and WORLD WAR Z

AUTOMATONS is currently being rescanned in HD from the original 8mm film and remastered by director James Felix McKenney for a proposed home video 2020 rerelease.

AUTOMATONS: The Book of the Movie is available now on Amazon:

Pick yours up today and see how humanity dies!"


On the Trail of UFOs Trailer Revealed: "Small Town Monsters has released the first look at their new miniseries "On the Trail of UFOs". The latest production from Small Town Media founder and director Seth Breedlove, "On the Trail of UFOs" takes an in-depth look at the current state of unidentified flying objects, and America's constantly-evolving relationship with the subject. With unidentified flying objects being written and talked about in major news outlets and behind closed doors in Washington D.C., Breedlove and series host Shannon Legro set out to document what is by far the most tumultuous point in the history of "flying saucers".

Breedlove recently signed a deal with Adam Wingard (Godzilla vs. Kong, The Guest) to begin developing concepts for new projects, with an eye towards production in 2020. Breedlove's last foray into the episodic documentary arena was with 2019's On the Trail of Bigfoot, which became an Amazon best-seller and has been viewed over four million times.

The new trailer for "On the Trail of UFOs" includes a look at the wide array of interview subjects and locations.

"On the Trail of UFOs" takes viewers from the gates of Area 51 itself, to the snow-capped White Mountains of New Hampshire. Filming took place across the United States, including New York City, Phoenix, Sedona, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Las Vegas. The team interviewed numerous witnesses and investigators of unknown aerial phenomena, including those who claim to have been abducted and experimented upon by real aliens. No stone was left unturned in putting together what Breedlove believes to be the most comprehensive look at the subject ever filmed."

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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).