Indie Spotlight

2012/09/24 15:02:28 +00:00 | Jonathan James

We are back with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight. Today's feature includes horror posters, alien invasions, world zombie day, and much more:

New Trailer for Smiley: "Beginning October 12, AMC will exclusively release SMILEY theatrically through its AMC independent platform on 28 screens in 14 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston and Atlanta. The release will also be supported by a marketing campaign from AMC.

The story of the film follows a mentally fragile college student named Ashley (Caitlin Gerard from “Magic Mike” and “The Social Network”) who, after learning of an urban legend in which a mysterious serial killer named “Smiley” can be summoned through the Internet, must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley‘s next victim.” Smiley also stars Melanie Papalia (“Endgame”) and Andrew James Allen (“Make It or Break It”), with Roger Bart (“Desperate Housewives”), Keith David (“The Thing”) and Liza Weil (“Scandal”) rounding out the cast."


Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival: "This Halloween, one of the scariest places in the world is getting even scarier: The “Everybody Dies” Horror Film Festival is coming back to Orange County, California! Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, the best independent horror short and feature films will be screened at the Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas in Brea, California. This year, the festival will showcase more psycho-slashers, killer mutant chickens and a gore-soaked musical starring Tim Burton as an 18th century vampire hunter! The weekend will be presided over by the festival’s super-sexy, blood-thirsty mistress of ceremony: Machete Betty."

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Hell's Kitty Webseries: "Hell’s Kitty is a comedy-horror Web series based on true-life events surrounding Nick, a Hollywood writer, whose love life is jeopardized by his hellacious cat named Angel. People believe Angel is a devil. Even Nick’s best friend and neighbor, Adam, (movie extra and slacker) is convinced that Angel needs to be exorcised. But Nick adores his cat, and defends her despite all the obvious and ominous warnings.

There are other problems besides Nick’s possessed pussy. Nick never gets any sleep, because the downstairs neighbor, a nameless recluse and horror movie makeup artist, stays up all night making strange noises and leaving traces of blood in the hallway. Worse, Angel scratches Nick’s neighbor, Lisa, a girl Nick once dated, and Lisa is threatening to sue. But as strange supernatural events take place, and people start disappearing, Nick must do something to prevent further catastrophes before his life becomes a living hell."

To watch the free web episodes, visit:


Horror Posters from Trevor Dunt: Artist Trevor Dunt creates original movie posters and we thought our readers would enjoy checking  them out. Take a look at the poster below, including a new Halloween poster he created for an upcoming show. To see more of his work or to purchase a poster for yourself, visit:


Dracano Casting News: "Corin Nemec and Gina Holden have signed on to play the role of Dr. Simon Lowell and Diana Fankhauser, respectively, in Pulser Productions and Odyssey Media, Inc.’s first collaboration as part of their multi-picture deal, Dracano. Script is by Sci-Fi and Horror vet Lindsay James (Malibu Shark Attack, Ice Road Terror, Phantom Racer), is being directed by Kevin O’Neill (Dinocroc, Dinoshark, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader) and is being produced by Pulser Productions’ Stan Spry and Eric Woods and Odyssey Media Inc.’s Kirk Shaw and Devi Singh.

DRACANO is the story of a catastrophic volcanic eruption that releases ancient dragon-like creatures on the surrounding areas. Scientists believe that this could start a chain reaction of volcanic eruptions giving way to a global Dragon Apocalypse."


Zombify Pittsfield: "Zombies will once again flood the streets of downtown Pittsfield for World Zombie Day, this year as part of 3 nights of undead-themed festivities with a charitable aim.

The Berkshire County, Massachusetts-based Zombie Action Committee, with support from Bespoke Costuming and other community partners, will host "Zombify Pittsfield" in conjunction with cities around the globe holding similar events around the October 13 date of World Zombie Day. The event will feature a juried art exhibition, zombie prom, zombie movies at the Beacon Cinema, and the group's 3rd Annual Zombie Pub Crawl, all of which will be used to help solicit donations of nonperishable foods for a local food pantry.

Zombify Pittsfield will have a casual attire soft kick off Thursday Oct. 11, with an opening reception for the ZAC-sponsored group art exhibit "Visual Dead," at 442 North Street. Curated by the ZAC's Chancellor, artist Autumn Doyle, and hosted by Shawn Curek (aka Shawn the Barber), the show features work by Don Orcutt, Michael Rousseau, Lisa Merullo, Leo Mazzeo, Lisa Ketcham, Edward Pelkey, Palmer Dietrich and Thomas Fahey, exploring social and symbolic themes of life, death, and undeath.

Friday a host of downtown taverns will be the scene of the 3rd Annual Zombie Pub Crawl, where hundreds of zombies will again descend on a succession of participating locations throughout the evening. The Beacon Cinema will screen the wildly popular zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead at 7:30PM, for those looking for an alternative or as preparation for the pub crawl, which will be ongoing until 1am.

Saturday, October 13 will offer family-friendly zombie thrills at Beacon Cinema with a five dollar showing of Corpse Bride at 3:30PM. [Popcorn is free at both Beacon zombie movies with a donation of nonperishable foods.] At 8:30 the festivities will conclude with an action-packed Zombie Prom in the upstairs banquet room at Spice Dragon. All the kitsch of a high school prom will collide with an ambiance of monsters and mayhem, with entertainment by DJ BFG and VJ B-17 Bomber, and will also feature zombie glamour shots, cash bar and the final balloting for the committee's own election of officers, with the results to be announced at midnight. Ticket price is $8, or $5 with a donation of 2 or more nonperishable food items.

OCT 11-13, 2012

  • "Visual Dead" Art Show -Shawn's Barber Shop 6:30pm, Oct 11
  • 3rd Annual Zombie Pub Crawl- downtown Pittsfield, October 12 (5pm-1am)
  • Zombie Prom @ Spice Dragon w/ DJ BFG & VJ B-17 Bomber October 13 (8:30pm-1am) $8, or $5 w/2 or more nonperishable food items
  • "Shaun of the Dead" (7:30 PM Oct 12) & "Corpse Bride" (3:00PM Oct 13) $5 (Free popcorn w/ canned food donation!)"

For more info see their blog at: 


Alien Dawn: "It's the dawn of destruction, and giant alien machines are enslaving and feeding off all mankind. It's up to the few remaining survivors to band together and form an armed militia that will be the last stand against total extinction.

The film is directed by Neil Johnson and stars Brooke Lewis and Tiffany Adams."

2 responses to “Indie Spotlight”

  1. Re: “Zombify” that’s PittsFIELD (Massachusetts) not PittsBURGH

  2. dailydead says:

    Thanks. The text has been corrected.

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