This weekend's Indie Spotlight features the latest in independent horror news sent our way, including the first episode of a zombie comedy series, release details for Greystone Park, details for the Toronto Zombie Walk, and much more:
Rites of Passage DVD Release: "Nathan (Ryan Donowho), an anthropology student, invites a few of his classmates and their professor (Stephen Dorff) to his family’s abandoned ranch—once a sacred Chumash burial ground—to recreate an ancient ceremony. There they meet Nathan’s psychotic older brother Benny (Wes Bentley) and drug fueled Delgado (Christian Slater). The students then embark on a rite of passage that no one will ever forget."
Magnet Releasing will make Rites of Passage available on October 16th. To watch the trailer, visit: http://www.magnetreleasing.com/ritesofpassage/
Greystone Park Release Details: "On a fall night, three filmmakers break into Greystone Park, a hospital known for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness, where electroshock, pressure baths, and lobotomies were commonplace. Once inside, the filmmakers discover that they are not alone; and having entered this realm, reality as they know it will never again be the same."
GREYSTONE PARK is now available on VOD and will be available on DVD on October 16th through XLrator Media.The premiere will take place at 42nd Street's Time Scare in Manhattan, Tuesday October 16th at 10:00pm.
Toronto Zombie Walk: "They’re back, they’re hungry and they’re celebrating their tenth march of the undead and they
want you to join in. It was on a dreary autumn day, 10 years ago, that an undead tradition was born! Like any looming zombie apocalypse, zombies walk were soon popping up around the world.
Ten years ago, in our fair city, the earth caved in and the dead crawled and lurched their way from their graves to walk the streets of Toronto! On October 20th the Dead will rise once more for the 10th annual Toronto Zombie Walk!!"
To take part in the walk and for more information, visit: http://torontozombiewalk.ca/
Sororal Teaser: "Cassie is tormented by visions of murder. Terrifying images flood her dreams and attack her waking hours. Her dreams are her curse and keep her isolated from the everyday world. Cassie's life is thrown into disarray when a mysterious detective comes to her with a bombshell. He tells her that her visions are depictions of real murders, murders that she couldn’t possibly have seen. Cassie’s pain now has a face and she must stop the killing at all costs. The twisted, childlike killer targets Cassie’s loved ones and the race is on to stop her. Cassie is thrown together with her former lover as they scramble towards a shocking revelation that will change everything."
Speak No Evil Casting: It has been announced that Gabrielle Stone, daughter of Dee Wallace, has been cast in Speak No Evil:
"Tempe-based production company Gas Mask Films announced Gabrielle Stone as the lead heroine in their next feature-length film Speak No Evil. Stone is currently completing The Lighthouse, starring alongside 25-year movie veteran Danny Glover and is considered to be an up-and-coming actor on the independent film circuit.
The film opens with a single Mom's search for her missing child. Judged by the small town folk and authorities she receives little help until it is discovered that all the children in the town have disappeared. When the kids do return they are changed, diseased and violent. Once the story's demons are revealed, the town becomes a battleground to save or destroy the children. Our main character, played by actor Gabrielle Stone, must uncover and use all her love and strength to fight through the evil to save her daughter."
Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/speaknoevilthemovie
Video Diary of a Lost Girl: "A rock and roll horror fantasy where we meet the immortal Louise and her beloved Charlie. Unfortunately due to Louise's supernatural origins, every man she sleeps with must die so that she can survive! A heart felt love letter to 80's horror, punk, VHS and german expressionism.
Lilith was made from the dust like Adam, and therefore considered herself his equal. Adam did not agree, so Lilith escaped from the Garden of Eden, and copulated with hundreds of demons near the red sea, giving birth to the Lilin.
The Lilin still exist today, and new Lilin are born as fully grown women (once every hundred years, a new Lilin rises from the dust of the earth). They are immortal, and must have sex with a man every full moon instead of menstruating, or else they will bleed to death! The catch is though, every man who sleeps with them, dies!
Now present day, our main character Louise has been around since the 1920's. She is starting to see the reincarnation of the only man she ever loved, Charlie. (Louise accidentally killed Charlie before realizing she was a Lilin). Now Louise must struggle with staying away from the love of her life, or risk losing him a second time!"
To watch a trailer for the film, visit: https://vimeo.com/47488668
Bumbloods Episode 1: "Bumbloods is a four part miniseries about two unlikely roommates trying to survive during a zombie apocalypse. When a new, synthetic drug hits the streets, 90% of the human population is suddenly transformed into flesh eating zombies. Dr. Jeremy "JERMS" Madison and his roommate Mario "KREPE" Krepeli find themselves in the middle of a zombie infested world and this "odd couple" must learn to cohabitate despite their differences and the ever growing horde of undead around them."
Land Down Undead: "Australia is a vast open country, blackened and decaying, and now more dangerous than it ever was. The population barely survived the first wave of the plague, then the rest of the world dumped their undead in Darwin. Soon after the entire country was crawling with flesh eating foreigners. Australia's citizens fled to New Zealand and Australia was left behind as the Land Down Undead.
Over the years the military have created a few safe zones and begun rebuilding the nation. The burgeoning zombie tourism industry is creating jobs to attract people to return home. Young backpackers want to see the undead up-close for themselves. It is the world's most sought out adventure holiday tour: from the beaches to the outback, drinking beer, getting laid and killing zombies. Whether you want to join a guided tour or go-it-alone, this backpacker's guidebook will show you everything the Land Down Undead has to offer."
Learn more at: http://www.landdownundead.com
To Release a Soul: "To Release a Soul stars Jason John Beebe (Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast, Ombis), Melyssa Jade( Ombis), Guy Gane (The American Experience, Gettysburg: Darkest days & Finest Hours) and Britt Griffith (SyFy’s Ghost Hunters, The Black Dahlia Haunting). The story focuses on Carrie [Melyssa Jade], a young woman who has recently broken up with her good-guy boyfriend Shawn [Guy Gane]. Carrie decides to take a girls’ night out and meets an attractive and kindhearted gentlemen Cody [Jason John Beebe] who buys her a drink and they quickly hit it off. As the night goes on, Carrie decides to leave with Cody and finds that Cody isn’t really the man he seems to be. Every woman’s worst fear is realized as Cody enacts an evil plot to release Carries’ soul. Carrie has to fight to stay alive in this thriller which features Adam R Steigert as the director/cinematographer and Janeen Avery, Christopher Burns Jr, John Fleming, Britt Griffith, Mark Mendola, Michael Sciabarrasi and Adam R Steigert as producers."
For more information, visit: https://www.deftonepicturesstudios.com/
Haunted Poland: "Haunted Poland depicts the contents of recorded tape filmed by a couple who visited Poland to meet and visit family. However, our duo soon find themselves disturbed by all manner of strange phenomena upon visiting the girl's hometown where she once played with a Ouija board."
Watch the movie online for free at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBNkHbXV4-A
Z-girl And The 4 Tigers #3 Preview and NYCC Details: "We will be premiering issue #3 of our first five-issue story arc, "Odyssey", at the New York Comic Con, Oct 11th-14th. Our booth is #2161 in the Small Press Area. We will also have copies of the first 2 issues for people to pick up in addition to an issue #0 which has three stand-alone short stories, with character bios and guest pin-ups."
Synopsis: A female Zombie warrior who has both a consciousness and a conscience, has spent centuries teamed up with four powerful spirits fulfilling the prophecies of the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu. Currently operating as a special forces team in the secretive Department of Irregular Warfare, Z-Girl and her Tigers wage war against the devils, demons and monsters that threaten humanity.
For more information, visit: www.zgirl.org