Indie Spotlight

2014/12/01 16:05:17 +00:00 | Tamika Jones

We're back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes a new clip from Muck, release details on The Haunting of Black Wood and Northbound, Part III, a look at Twin Serpents' clothing line, details on a new episode of The Real Housewives of Horror courtesy of Nerdist, and much more:

New Clip from Muck: "Muck is the middle chapter of a horror trilogy. It was shot in 4K Ultra HD with NO CGI and the next 2 films will be as well. Part of the Muck cast includes horror legend Kane Hodder and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012, Jaclyn Swedberg. Muck will be released on Friday the 13th, March 2015.

We've been getting so many questions about our monsters/bad guys and also “What’s in the Muck?

Well, we can't tell horror fans just yet, but we can tell you that you've NEVER seen anything like them before. They’re not zombies, vampires, werewolves, or ghosts. They don’t haunt your nightmares. come out of your TV, carry chainsaws, or burst out of your chest. Our "Creepers" are truly one-of-a kind, and we know you'll love them!... in that fear-for-your-life kind of way.

In lieu of telling you exactly who or what they are, we're going to give you a little taste in the form of an exclusive video. It's the first appearance on the world stage of the Creepers, and they get up close and personal with Muck stars Lachlan Buchanan, Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012 Jaclyn Swedberg, and Puja Mohindra."


First Details on The Haunting of Black Wood: "Three strangers (Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton, and Katherine Waterston) encounter one another at a secluded forest cabin, each with different reasons for arriving. No matter how much they try, the three cannot escape the cabin. The three discover a secret and realize that their lives are interconnected. In order to get out of alive, they journey straight into a psychological nightmare.

Release date 26th January 2015."


Northbound, Part III Release Details: "We have just released Northbound, Part III[,] and will be making an exciting announcement in December...

In this installment, Alex and his daughter have managed to survive the first winter after the Cataclysm, but he learns quickly that you should never let your guard down.

Written, Directed, Edited By Seth Anderson. Music By O Yuki Conjugate."


Call of the Kaiju Released: "Indie horror screenwriter, author and director E. Stuart Marlowe released his horror/sci fi novel, Call of the Kaiju, on November 9, 2014. The book is being published by the Australian press, Severed Press.

Call of the Kaiju follows Claudia York, oceanographer and commander lieutenant in the US Navy, as she tries to save ten young delinquents, lured to a deserted island by the military as bait, before a giant sea creature attacks. When the beast rises, the military strikes. It flees to India, where it rampages.

“I wanted to write a different kind of kaiju story, one where the monster takes a backseat to the really deranged humans,” said Marlowe. “I also felt like I could say something deeper about human sexuality using this premise. That's really what this novel is about.""

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Cyborg X First Details and Trailer: "Cyborg X- action noun \ˈsī-ˌbȯrg-x\ An explosion of mayhem, big guns, deadly machines, and Danny Trejo.

Cyborg X is a movie dedicated to bringing the greasy grime and grit from the Action/Horror classics back to the screen. If you like non stop action, hard hitting explosions, machines that kill, and Danny Trejo, then you"ll love Cyborg X!

Cyborg X takes place in a post apocalyptic world ran by X-Corp, an extreme weapons manufacturer that has been taken over by a deadly cyber virus. Now, armed with a piece of new intelligence, a group of survivors must fight to save what's left of humanity from the army of machines the Virus now controls.

The Cyborgs were created by Chris Hanson at the creature shop and were inspired by our favorite villains from the past."

For more information, visit the project's Facebook page at:


A Look at Twin Serpents Apparel: "Twin Serpents is a clothing brand inspired by the legendary myths of Good versus Evil. Throughout history, serpents have been a symbol to many ancient civilizations due to the way they move and their unblinking lidless eyes. To some, serpents symbolized Good while to others, they symbolized Evil.

Our mission is simple, to bring the most amazing legends, stories and tales from all over the world into the Twin Serpents world. Here you can witness such awesome myths come to life through the eyes and minds of talented artists. Artists from all over the world such as the UK, USA, Poland, Romania, Mexico, Indonesia and others. The more you support Twin Serpents, the more artists we will be able to work with."

To learn more about this company, and check out their clothing, go to:


Teaser Trailer for North Woods: A Motion Picture of Unrelenting Terror: "In the vein of such terrifying films as Phantasm (1979), The Evil Dead (1981) & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), comes psychotic motion picture of unrelenting terror! A horror film set in modern times, but is shot, stylized & paced like a film straight from the 70's & 80's. Despite its' sense of nostalgic familiarity, it flips many of the old tropes & cliches on their heads & will keep you on the edge of your seat, not knowing what is bound to happen next.

From within the woods, a blood splattered young man, John Prescott, runs out in front of a car, terrified and muttering gibberish. Enter Dr. Pamela Alley, an esteemed psychiatrist, and Detective Morris, her contact & partner from the local police force, who have just been assigned the boy's case. As the teen begins telling his diabolical tale of a local weekend vacation gone horribly wrong, it becomes clear that nothing is ever what it seems when a very troubled substitute teacher, with a webbed past of nightmares, emerges as the center of the proceedings. What keys does she hold to the nearly phantasmic events surrounding the area for the last several years?

When it comes to the woods in Brahams County... sometimes digging for answers digs your grave... And if you go in... you won't come out.

Featuring legendary Indie Horror/B-Movie scream queen talents of Debbie Rochon & Lynn Lowry, North Woods guarantees you an authentic visceral yet surreal experience, straight from the era where Grindhouse Slashers & Drive-in Horror relentlessly ruled the cinemas!"

For more information on this film, go to:


New Episode of Nerdist's The Real Housewives of Horror Released: "The Real Housewives of Horror follows five of the most murderous women in the country as they enjoy the gory and gruesome lifestyle that only Horror can provide.


Jeff Lewis

Jonathan Daniel Brown


Brea Grant

Briana Lane

Jessika Van

Brooke Seguin

Laura Ortiz

Produced by Nerdist and Super Creative. Executive Produced by Kevin Pereira, Yaniv Fituci & Brea Grant. Produced by Jeff Winkler. Directed by Sandeep Parikh. Written by Brea Grant."

To learn more about Nerdist, and to view more content, visit: To learn more about Super Creative, visit:

  • 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).