Indie Round-Up

2011/09/04 18:36:22 +00:00 | Jonathan James

Each weekend we feature independent horror news sent our way. If you want to be included in our next round-up, send us an email.

ROSA Trailer Released: The final trailer for the independent animated short-film ROSA has been released, with the full short scheduled to be released online in November.

"In the near future, humanity has disappeared, leaving behind a large megalopolis devoid of natural life. From the destruction awakes ROSA, a robot part of the KERNEL project, mankind's last attempt to restore the earth's ecosystem using recovered samples of long-extinct plant species. Wandering among the ruins of the lifeless city, Rosa will soon discover that she is not the only part of Kernel that has awakened."

To watch the trailer, visit: http://vimeo.com/28386215

The Dead Hour- Season 2 Trailer: The teaser trailer for the second season of the horror webseries "The Dead Hour" has been released.

"The Dead Hour is an indie horror anthology series filmed in Omaha, Nebraska. The show centers around a mysterious and sexy radio DJ who brings her audience dark and twisted tales each night. The first season launched last fall and webisodes can be seen exclusively at www.thedeadhour.com. Season 2 is currently in production and will feature nine new episodes that will premiere this October also exclusively on the site."

To watch the trailer, visit: http://www.thedeadhour.com/

Welcome to the Bates Motel: "The Bates Motel and Haunted Hay ride is one of the scariest haunts in the world. When a mysterious death occurs at the park, Agnes Rickover starts a personal investigation to prove the accident was really a murder. Despite being dismissed as crazy by her father, Agnes must uncover and stop a deadly plot before the Haunt claims any more victims."

Welcome to the Bates Motel will be released in October 2012, but they plan to show the film at various festivals throughout 2012. Visit the official website at: http://www.welcometothebatesmotel.com

You can also see the official trailer and a "making of" feature at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Welcome2BatesMotel

Microcinema Released: Harvest Tide Productions has announced the release of “Microcinema”, "a horror short starring Alex Lewis and Aurora Grabill and written and directed by Skip Shea".

“Microcinema is the story of Peter Martell, a highly educated well-to-do young man with a lot of free time on his hands. He spends this time watching snuff films. One day he makes the bold decision to cross the line from observer to participant, aspiring to bring a philosophical element to his own kind of snuff films. Ready to go to work, he tracks his first victim into a haunted New England wood, where the line between participant and observer takes a different turn."

To learn more, visit: http://www.watchmicrocinema.com