Indie Spotlight

2012/05/20 21:08:32 +00:00 | Jonathan James

We are back with the latest edition of our Indie Spotlight. Today's feature includes a zombie infested 5k run, good news for The Road, a secret village, a new poster for American Mary and much more:

Ultimate Zombie Warrior: The official website for the Ultimate Zombie Warrior 5k is now open:

"Ultimate Zombie Warrior is an obstacle ridden, zombie infested 5K run. While you may have heard of many Zombie 5k runs recently, we offer a level of competition that is unmatched.

The Ultimate Zombie Warrior course is much more than a leisurely 5k run with easy obstacles and lethargic zombies. We have at least 15 obstacles that will test your endurance, strength, and stamina. These obstacles are inspired by military training manuals.

The course will have numerous aggressive Zombies throughout that are out to infect the runners. Ultimate Zombie Warrior also proudly features “Chaser Zombies” that are unleashed after each wave begins and will chase runners through the end of the course, also attempting to infect them. This takes the Ultimate Zombie Warrior experience to the next level."

For more information, visit:

The Road Theatrical Run: The limited theater engagement for The Road has been so successful that it is staying in theaters for at least another week:

"Yam Laranas’ ground-breaking horror film will remain in theaters thanks to a successful opening in fifty theaters across the U.S. During the weekend and throughout the week beginning May 21st, THE ROAD will continue showing in seven North American markets, including Los Angeles. The first-ever Filipino film to receive a mainstream U.S. release, THE ROAD has received critical acclaim from prominent outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, and Village Voice."

Here are the locations that will continue to screen the film: Los Angeles, CA , Buena Park, CA, Emeryville, CA, San Jose, CA, Aiea, HI, Kapolei, HI, Las Vegas, NV, Elizabeth, NJ, Tempe, AZ, Dallas, TX.

New Poster for American Mary: Jen and Sylvia Soska have been working on their follow up to Dead Hooker in a Trunk and screened American Mary at the Cannes Film Festival this week to a standing ovation and plenty of praise from horror fans who got a chance to see it.

They have released a new poster for the film and we should have more information on US release plans in the near future.

Synopsis via KBPS: "The movie follows a medical student Mary Mason as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the medical profession and surgeons she once admired, and the allure of easy money and notoriety takes her into the messy world of underground surgeries that leave more marks on Mary than her so called freakish clientele."

To keep up on the movie and other projects from the Soska sisters, visit:

Shakespeare v Lovecraft: If you were a fan of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you may be interested in this new novella from D.R. O'Brien:

"In the same putrid vein as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Shakespeare v. Lovecraft slithers hideously onto the literary mash-up scene, whispering of cosmic horrors and eldritch tales whilst espousing sweet soliloquys and profoundly contemplating mankind’s place in the universe.

Prospero, driven dangerously insane by prolonged exposure to the dread Necronomicon, makes a terrible pact with the titanic alien beast known only as Cthulhu. Now only his enchantress daughter Miranda and a handful of history’s greatest heroes are all that stand between humanity and blasphemous eternal subjugation.

It’s a bloodbath of Shakespearean proportions as Cthulhu and his eldritch companions come at our protagonists from all manner of strange geometric angles in a hideous and savage battle for supremacy."

To check it out for yourself, visit:

Be a Part of Deathwoods: We rarely cover crowd funded projects, but this one is a bit different as they have completed most of the film and are offering an interesting way for horror fans to get involved in the actual making of the movie:

"We have an innovative campaign in place to help raise money for our film that places the fans in control. Meaning horror fans get the opportunity to KILL OUR CAST! Including the opportunity to create the death scene's for both Ari Lehman and John Dugan! Not only do you get the chance to create several of our death scenes but you can also be killed in the film or help produce the ultimate boob scene! A grind house horror for the fans by the fans! Just follow the link, pick your poison and help us spill our guts.

Deathwoods also stars horror actor Jason Crowe (Dead Moon Rising, Red River), Professional wrestler and former manager of Mike "The Miz" Mizanin Roni Jonah (The Zombie Movie, Truth or Dare IV), Return of The Swamp Thing's Daniel Emery Taylor and sexy scream queen Julie Anne Prescott (Slices, Truth or Dare IV)."

To find out all of the details, visit:

Poster and Photos from The Secret Village: "The Secret Village" is a psychological thriller that follows Greg, (Jonathan Bennett) an unsuccessful screenwriter and Rachel, (Ali Faulkner) a beautiful journalist as they research an outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village. They rent a house together and start to uncover a secret about ergot poisoning that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has been kept a secret by the locals (Stelio Savante, Richard Riehle) and when Greg disappears, Rachel is left alone to unravel the mystery and save their lives. "

For more information, visit:

Gut: Learn more about Gut, a recently completed horror film, which will be hitting the festival circuit:

"Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around him. Dan has the solution... something Tom's got to see to believe... tonight. What Dan shows him leaves Tom unsettled, flooding his mind with disturbing images and desires, and binding the two friends together with its ugly secret."

Watch the official trailer and a clip from the movie at:

Spirit Stalkers: The first trailer is now online for Spirit Stalkers, an upcoming horror film from Big Biting Pig Productions that will be released on June 16th:

"The Spirit Stalkers reality television show, once a big hit, faces cancellation without a ratings boost, which leads the investigative team to Gloria Talman, whose house is rampant with unexplained ghostly activity."

To watch the trailer for yourself, visit:

Fake Figures Music Video: "Fake Figures returns this week with an official video for the track ‘Something Deadly’, from 2011’s Hail The Sycophants EP. The clip, which premiered via AOL’s Noisecreep, was directed by DJay Brawner (Gym Class Heroes, B.o.B, Foo Fighters) of Anthem Films and features a creepy protagonist whose mannequin fetish gets a bit out of hand."

Watch the music video at:

Veil: Ten Sundays Productions has announced that their horror film Veil is in post-production and will be released this fall.

"The temptation to have a one night stand leads a man to a distant town and a woman with a dark agenda. When he doesn’t return, if falls upon his black sheep sister to uncover the truth about what happened.

The film is written & directed by Paul Busetti and produced by Busetti along with Chris Kiros (Zombthology) and Josh Davidson (Dead iSland). Executive Produced by Leo Curbelo and Elizabeth Katheryn Gray."

Veil stars Joseph Durbin (Deadlands 2), Devon Marie Brookshire (Ninjas vs. Vampires), Josh Davidson (Ghosts Don’t Exist), Kendra North (Witch’s Brew), and Meghan Nelson. For more information on the film, visit:

Watch "I'm dead": The short horror film "I'm dead" is available to watch online for free. Written and directed by Francesco Picone, the short involves a couple of friends who go on a nature hike for some relaxation, which soon becomes a "nightmare without end..."