Indie Spotlight

2014/04/27 17:04:03 UTC | Tamika Jones

Indie-WolfWe return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes details on zombie-themed charities working to fight Cancer, DVD release details for Raze, first details on Autumn Moon and The Infected, and much more:

The Walking Hope Charity Details: "Do you Relay like I do? Are you a supporter of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society? Are you a fan of the AMC Show "The Walking Dead?" Yes...Yes...and YES!! This shirt is for you! All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society via RFL!

The Walking Hope has broad support of fans and cast and crew of the show like Melissa Mcbride, Norman Reedus, Addy Miller, Kyla Kenedy, Jon Bernthal, Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney, Lauren Cohan, Brighton Sharbino, Chad Coleman and more!

Each year, millions of people in 21 countries take place in Relay For Life events. I have been Relaying for years. This year, Relay holds an even more special place in my heart as cancer has recently taken our team captain and my dear friend Heather. Our team carries on, and this T Shirt represents everything I wanted to say! So celebrate... remember...and fight back...and wear this shirt are part of THE WALKING HOPE!


For more information on The Walking Hope, visit:

To purchase the shirts seen below and support The Walking Hope, visit the following links:


First Details on Autumn Moon: "Pulp writer Michael Renee Allen thought the house on the edge of the woods would be the perfect place to write his next novel. He soon finds that the forest has more to offer than just fresh air and a nice view. Something unspeakable is stalking the forest, a cunning force of pure evil that hunts by night, painting the forest with blood.

This old school werewolf film has one aspect that sets it apart from other monster movies of this nature…practical effects, promises co-writer/makeup effects designer/director Randy R. Fabert. You can make a difference; you can help make Autumn Moon a reality by donating to the most violent werewolf film ever made.

Co-writer/Makeup FX/Director Randy R. Fabert has already filmed the opening werewolf attack scene which you can see above and he hope this will show investors what type of film he is trying to make, an old-school blood fest with practical effects, not cheesy CGI creatures.

The screenplay is written by Michael Spivey and Randy Fabert from an original story by Randy Fabert. It is produced by Randy Fabert, Thomas Humbach, Michael Spivey, Terrance Huff and Co-producers are Richard Aughpin and Sheila Mudd Baker.

The werewolf makeup effects are created by Fabert’s Makeup EFX Studio. The Director of Photography is Terrance Huff and Philip Jones will be handling the film’s sound design. Featured music will be from Kentucky hard rock/metal band Moonbow.

The cast includes: Bill Oberst Jr. (Children of Sorrow, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies), Lynn Lowry (Shivers, Cat People), Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2), Timothy Waldrip (Kiss of the Vampire, 21 Jump Street), Joe Kidd (That’s What She Said), Michael Peake (Only Human), Nathaniel Grauwelman (Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies), Iabou Windimere (Psycho Killer, Sidney), Jocelyn Tanis (The Medal), Larry Combs, Gerri Sutyak (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Sonny Burnette (Zombies R Friends), Richard Aughpin (Dragoon, Sidney), and Randy Fabert (Psycho Killer)."

For more information, go to the Autumn Moon Facebook Page at:


The Zombie Apocalypse II Call for Zombie Art: "The Zombie Apocalypse II is coming on Sat. June 28th at the Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom in Detroit. The founder of The Walking Hope for ACS and LLS is coming to the “D”!!! “Cancer Fears The Walker!”

Seeking “zombie apocalypse” related art & performance artists, all mediums welcome to submit. There are no fees to submit. Limited vendor spaces available, with option to vendor share. Fee for tables: $50 cash, bring own table/chair(s).

Submit/inquire to:

$10 cash cover charge.

8pm Doors ~ 9:30pm Showtime ~ 1:00am.


•Panic or Pain


•DJ Greebo

Event Emcees:

•Dirk Belligerent & Otto the Autopilot of Culture Vultures Radio Show


•Creepyncuteshop (Metro Times Detroit “Best of Detroit 2014” “Best Local Etsy Shop”)
•Front Page Free Press (Best of Show in the Gallery of the Dead at the 1st Annual DETROIT ZCON 2013)
•Graven Images Metalworks
•Rotten Tots
•Custom Creations by Danielle
•Home Maid Sweets
•Dead Beat Music Artwork
•Brian "Weirdartist" Lewandowski
•9 Designs Emporium
•Alyssa Jade

Silent Auction:

•Ringmaster Zeb of The Octopus Umbrella Circus announcing silent auction winners!!!

All vendors donating items with proceeds benefiting The American Cancer Society via The Walking Hope.

*Portions of the proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society via The Walking Hope"


May's Episode of The Midnight Hour Details: "Have you ever received a creepy phone call, late at night...when you were alone? The character’s in May’s all-new episode get that and a lot more in an entry called, “Vendetta by Numbers.”

Returning home alone after a late date, Alexandra (Ariana Couture) receives an anonymous, disturbing phone call. The caller’s voice is strange but she ignores the vague threat, attributing the call to a random prankster. Little does she know, as she soaks in her bathtub, that she is not alone in the house.

The following day, college students Rick, Ben and Shelby (series regulars Ramsey Valenty, Tanner Gould and Nikki Bagozzi) discuss their home town’s latest news bombshell: the murder of Alexandra, a former girlfriend of Rick’s.

Soon Shelby learns of a secret which implicates one of her friends, just as another of Rick’s paramours is killed by the same diabolical phone caller. Can the local police solve the grisly riddle before a third victim dies?

This episode boasts suspense, excellent performances from its young cast and a moody, ominous production design, courtesy Mossman Editorial. It airs every Thursday and Saturday night throughout May, 2014.

Cast: Ramsey Valentyn, Nikki Bagozzi, Tanner Gould, Amanda Rayba, Ariana Couture, Terri Partyka, Don Couture, and Joe Elliott.

Crew: Post production supervisor/fx/art direction: Fred Mossman. Cinematography: Nic Carr, Nick Dear. Assistant directors: Russel Kerr, Nick Felice. Sound recordists: Nick Dear, and Eben Mannes."


Fresh Squeezed Opera's Zombie Ball Announced: "Put on your best zombie face and join other walkers for a night of brews and brains! Friday May 16th from 8:00 - 12:00pm at the Singlecut Brewery in Astoria (19-33 37th St Astoria, NY 111059-33).

$10 entry.

All proceeds go to the Fresh Squeezed Opera Company."

For more information on this event, go to:


POE: Project of Evil Trailer and Release Details: "In this twisted horror anthology, seven talented Italian directors present their takes on the disturbing tales of Edgar Allan Poe, each in a very personal and modern way. Prepare to experience the terror of POE! Stories include 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'Solo', 'Loss of Breath', 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', 'The Tell-Tale Heart', 'The System of Dr. Tar and Prof. Feather', and 'The Premature Burial'... It’s Poe like you've never seen before!

Italian horror masters re-imagine 7 Edgar Allan Poe tales in this dark, twisted anthology coming to DVD and VOD in May.

Brain Damage Films is set to release the English language, Italian-made disturbing horror anthology on DVD and On Demand May 6th across the US and Canada."

To learn more about this film, go to the Facebook page at:


DVD Release Date Announced for Raze: "At the unforgiving intersection of Chained Heat, TV's Spartacus and Orange Is the New Black stands Raze, a viscerally thrilling new action-horror film where it's every woman for herself. The brutal shocker, director Josh C. Waller's comes to DVD from IFC Films and MPI Media Group on May 20, 2014.

After she is drugged and abducted, Jamie (Rachel Nichols, Star Trek, Continuum) awakens to find herself in a concrete bunker where she meets fellow abductee Sabrina (stuntwoman-turned-action star Zoe Bell, Death Proof, Kill Bill, Oblivion). Before long the two women discover that they are in a modern-day coliseum, where they and 48 other women have been selected to fight to the death. If they refuse, their loved ones will be killed.

Co-starring genre favorites Doug Jones (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks) as the sadistic organizers of the battles, Raze is director Josh C. Waller's (McCanick) a no-holds-barred assault on the senses, featuring some of the most brutal fist-to-the-face combat ever put on film. In this contest, may the best woman win.

Extensive bonus features on the DVD include filmmaker commentary, cast and crew interviews, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, extended fight scenes, a gag reel and more."


Ejecta Trailer Released: "Ejecta is the story of two men who witness an unexplainable event in the atmosphere on the eve of a historic solar storm and must survive a terrifying life form that's hunting them. An anonymous group will stop at nothing to unearth the truth behind what happened to the men that night and prove to the world that we were never alone in the universe.

"Ejecta" comes from our good friends at Foresight Pictures ("Monster Brawl", "Exit Humanity"), who just keep making terrific indie horror/sci-fi films."

For more information, visit:


Haunted House 3 Gameplay Details: "Independent games developer and publisher ‘Difference Games’ is proud to announce the worldwide release and availability of ‘Haunted House 3’, the third and most spooky installment of a popular series of Hidden Object games for Android compatible devices.

Available from the Google Play, Amazon and Nook digital app stores, ‘Haunted House 3’ is a great addition to the developers growing catalogue of casual games. With its beautiful graphics and 30 spooky environments featuring a branching storyline, players will quickly become immersed in the addictive gameplay.

Featuring 3 unique modes of play, ‘Normal’, ‘Casual’, and ‘Challenge’ mode, gamers have plenty of options to play with. ‘Normal’ mode introduces limited time, limited hints, and exciting bonus rounds. ‘Casual’ mode has no time limit, unlimited hints, and no bonus rounds, while ‘Challenge’ mode has rotated items, missing letters, and double score bonuses.

Players can discover Hidden Objects by way of ‘Picture’, ‘Word’, and ‘Silhouette’. The ‘Picture’ option is a great introductory mode well-suited for younger players. The ‘Word’ option is really useful if your child is just learning how to read, and a slight step up in difficulty compared to the ‘Picture’ option. And finally, the ‘Silhouette’ option is the trickiest way to play, and not without unexpected surprises. Hints are always available as a last resort to players getting stuck!

And as something entirely new to the series, a new ‘Random’ mode combines all existing modes for an extra challenge!"

For more information on this game, or to purchase it, head over to Google Play, Amazon, or Nook


Dutch Hollow Production and Casting Details: "Suspense/Thriller motion picture to be filmed in Los Angeles starting May 4th, 2014.

When a young female murder suspect is found dead, homicide detective Doug Ellis is forced to close one case, only to open another. But his obsession with the truth places with the truth places him squarely in the middle of the case he's supposed to be investigating.

The story opens with the grisly murder of 22 year-old Erica Shaw, the main suspect of the police dubbed “Loss of Life” murders that took place the following year. Immediately dispatched to the crime scene in the Dutch Hollow ravine is Doug Ellis, a hard-bitten LAPD detective who’s been on the hunt for Erica for the better part of the year, but to no avail... that is until now. Erica’s case shifts from suspect to victim.

Shooting commences on May 4th in Los Angeles. Starring newcomer Darrell Akins, Robert Parks-Valletta (Days Of Our Lives), James Duval (Donnie Darko, Independence Day, SLC Punk), Dion Basco (Dahmer, City Guys), Robbi Morgan (Friday The 13th) , John Otrin (Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood), Bobby Edner (Spy Kids 3) Additional casting announcements soon to be released.

Dutch Hollow is written and being directed by Mike Hermosa, Produced by Britton Hein, Perigil Ilacas, Brad Detanna, Michael Mavrolas. Dutch Hollow is targeting a Halloween 2014 release."


Ghostlight DVD Release Details: "Andrew wins a radio contest to spend one night alone in a haunted theater on the 80th anniversary of the bloody murder/suicide that occurred within its walls. His prize: $50,000. His task: To spend 12 hours alone inside. The catch: The theater has been reportedly haunted ever since the tragedy 80 years ago, and has been plagued by a series of mysterious deaths in the years since. As Andrew is locked inside the theater for the night, the ghosts and secrets of its past begin to reveal themselves to him. Will he make it through the night to collect his prize? And will he get out before the murderous ghosts take hold of him forever?

DVD special features:

- Audio commentary with writer/director Jeff Ferrell and actor Brian Sutherland
- Sleepless: The Making of Ghostlight (75-minute behind-the-scenes documentary)
- Edgar Allan Poe's Morella: A short film by director Jeff Ferrell
- Original trailers"

For more information on this film, go to the Facebook page at: or on the Twitter page at:


First Details on The Infected: "Four friends meet to celebrate their college graduation when a dirty bomb containing a highly contagious and lethal virus explodes in Los Angeles. Quarantined together in a tiny apartment they pass the time with drugs, sex, and alcohol. As the effects of the virus begin to set in, a sickness invades their bodies, and they all turn on one another in a battle to survive. Little do they know, the plague outside the front door is nowhere near as strong as the illness they've created inside.

Writer/Director Barry Morgan (Arcana) and Actress/Producer Helenna Santos (American Reunion, Black Box TV) are well underway with post-production for the new short horror film The Infected. In order to get the film on screens for horror lovers everywhere, they are looking to the indie horror community for assistance in raising finishing funds.

With picture lock completed, The Infected is now off to color correction, sound design, and scoring.

In addition to Helenna Santos, The Infected also stars Jerod Meagher (ABCs of Death 2, Guys Reading Poems), Austin Hillebrecht (Grimm, Arcana) and Melissa Katzin (The Forgotten). The film’s Director of Photography is John K.D. Graham (Home Sweet Home), with Sound Design by Sam Read, and Visual FX and Original Score by Austin Hillebrecht."

To support this film's progress, visit:


Finding His Home Novel Details: "After suffering a head injury and becoming homeless, Ed Keller meets a crazy, wealthy lover who offers to help him rebuild his life. He soon battles inner demons who speak of revolution against God."

For more information on this Ebook, and how to purchase it, visit:


Tenants of a Structural Corpse Release Details: "Our lives are spent in constant consumption. We consume life. We consume each other, and sometimes... We are consumed.

Tenants of a Structural Corpse 24 pages, Black and White, with black vinyl cover. Conceived and Birthed by Adam S. Lichi.


To learn more, or to purchase this, go to:

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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