Indie Spotlight

2014/09/28 22:15:33 +00:00 | Tamika Jones

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes the fan film Spawn: The Recall, a trailer for Charlotte's Song and Inner Demons, premiere details for Nightmare Code, and much more:

Spawn: The Recall Released: "Spawn: The Recall is the story of a former witch and her son, who try to live a normal life away from the darkness. While they're shopping in a supermarket, the child suddenly disappears. She starts looking for him, freaked out knowing evil forces are still lurking. A security guard comes to her help but while they are checking on the surveillance cameras, something happens. She can sense it, they are here...

A film by Michael Paris. Starring: Johanna Genet (The Witch), Tom Maurice (Michael), Gregory Paris (Spawn), and J3.0 (voice). Music by James BKS Edjouma."

For more information on this project, visit:


First Details on The Private Eye: "Kings of the Screen would like to announce their partnership with PurpleOne Productions. Their first project together will be the feature film entitled The Private Eye. A detective’s story of Crime and Drama in a psychological journey set in a modern day Film Noir.

This Neo-Noir will be filmed on the RED Dragon by Yash Khanna, the cinematographer for two of this year’s Cannes Film Festival official selections. The Private Eye will be produced by Hollywood veteran and award winning film maker Santino Ramos. Santino's projects have made it into SkyFest, Short Film Festival of Los Angeles and have been featured on CBS This Morining and in the Los Angeles Times.

Blood Brothers FX will be joining our team as well. Blood Brothers FX owner Scott Fields will be doing practical special effects and make up special effects on The Private Eye. Scott is known for creating practical and make up effects for Quarantine 2, Frankenstein and Dead Birds. As a film maker, Scott Fields is known for Marvel Zombies: The Movie and Deadworld: The King Comes to Town.

The lead roles are cast with Star actors but auditions will be held for supporting roles in, Hollywood CA and online across America."

To stay up-to-date with this film's progress, go to:


New Trailer for Charlotte's Song: "Game of Thrones baddie, Iwan Rheon (aka Ramsay Snow), stars in twisted retelling of the Little Mermaid, set in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl.

Titled “Charlotte’s Song”, the film, which stars Iwan Rheon of Game of Thrones and Misfits fame, is inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid, and tells the story of Charlotte (Katelyn Mager, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), a young girl with a special gift, coming of age in the midst of one of the most desolate periods in American history.

Think Pan's Labyrinth meets HBO’s Carnivàle - gritty human drama with a supernatural twist, situated in the 1930s Oklahoma Dust Bowl. Featuring period dance choreography by world champion burlesque performers, rich costume and set design, original 1930s inspired score, and gorgeous cinematography, the film appeals to fans of twisted fairy tales and serious period drama alike.

Charlotte’s Song is the first in a slate of dark fantasy properties in development with Canadian production company Done Four Productions. Producer/creators Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin and Lindsey Mann say we can expect to see more “intelligent genre” properties - films inspired by folklore and grounded in real life drama - coming out of Vancouver, Canada soon.

Charlotte’s Song is directed by Nicholas Humphries. The film is slated for a Spring 2015 release."

For all the latest developments, visit the film's Twitter page at: and on Facebook at:


#1minutenightmare Series Premiere Details: "October 1st marks the release of the first #1minutenightmare, the new micro, monthly tales of terror from SuperfreakMedia. The aim of #1minutenightmare is to provide a slice our terror each month to watch at work, at home or on the go. Hitchcock once said "Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.” That’s what we sure aim to do!

‘Night Light’ the first short to be released, aims to fill you with a childhood sense of fear when we ask the question – What if the monsters under our bed are real? Starring real life mother and son, Jenn and Cohen Day ‘Night Light’ will be released October 1st, 7PM (UK time)."

For more information on this series, and subsequent episodes, go to:


Two New Videos from Zombies & Calculus: "The time has come. The zombie apocalypse is upon us. But before locking yourself in the basement with all your canned goods, it's essential that you watch these two videos. I just hope I made them in time to save us all.

ONE: Why we can't quite finish the zombies off.

TWO: Escaping zombies in hot pursuit."


Nightmare Code Premiere Details: "Nightmare Code is a psychological sci-fi thriller about behavior recognition technology and 24/7 surveillance.

Brett Desmond, a genius programmer with a troubled past is called in to finish a top-secret behavior recognition program, ROPER, after the previous lead programmer went insane. But the deeper Bret delves into the code, the more his own behavior begins changing in increasingly terrifying ways. Suspense builds with surveillance, PC, and eyeglass cameras - often with four images on screen at once as if ROPER itself is telling the story.

We’ve been selected to be [the] Opening Night feature at the 14th Annual Shriekfest Film Festival in Hollywood next Friday (October 3rd, at 8:45pm, Raleigh Studios). The Director, Writer, and stars are going to be there afterward doing a Q&A."

Directed by Mark Netter and written by Mark Netter and M.J. Rotondi, Nightmare Code stars Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead), Mei Melancon, and Googy Gress.

To learn more about this film, and its premiere at Shriekfest, visit:


Inner Demons Trailer Released: "Inner Demons follows an 'Intervention'-style reality show crew that films an episode about a sixteen-year old girl, a former A-student, who is fighting addiction but may in fact be suffering from something even more destructive: demonic possession. The movie is an inquiry into the truth about her - with symptoms that straddle the disturbing and scary intersection between insanity, addiction and true possession.

Directed by: Seth Grossman. Written by: Glenn Gers. Producers: Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson, Anna Halberg, Robin Schorr, Dan Seligman, and Noah Weinstein. Cast: Lara Vosburgh, Morgan McClellan, Kate Whitney, and Brian Flaherty. Distributor: IFC Midnight.

In Select Theaters & VOD on October 3rd."


Dead Girls DVD and VOD Release Details: "Three stories of horror connected through the pages of dead girls' diaries. In one, a ghostly apparition seeks revenge upon the man who betrayed her love and is responsible for her death. In another a mystical object helps a young woman reach out from beyond the grave to exact her revenge against the stuck up sisters of a college sorority. And in the third a young woman who has lost her way and her faith finds the answer to her prayers in the last place she would have expected. "Dead Girls" is a horror anthology similar to such classics of the genre as Tales From The Crypt, Trick 'R Treat, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Creepshow, and many others.

Brain Damage Films is set to release Dead Girls on VOD October 2nd, followed by DVD on November 4th. Dead Girls is a chilling three-part horror anthology featuring stories in the flavor of female revenge. DVD availability is set to include many retailers and websites including Amazon, as well as rental chains including Family Video. VOD availability will include all major and minor cable/satellite operators and internet platforms.

Dead Girls, from writer/director team Del Harvey and Neal Fischer (Rough Cut Films), tells three stories of abused and forsaken girls who return from the dead to take their revenge. Genre veteran Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, They Came from Within) provides a creepy narration while a great cast leads the short stories "Over My Dead Body," "Theta Phi's Never Die," and "Vengeance is Mine."

DVD special features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, trailers, and deleted scenes.

The film is also playing at the Chicago Horror Film Festival this Friday, September 26th, and at the Days of the Dead Horror Film Festival this Sunday, September 28th."

For more information on Dead Girls, or to watch the trailer, visit the film's Facebook page:

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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).