Indie Spotlight

2012/01/29 22:26:53 +00:00 | Jonathan James

We're back with the latest installment of our Indie Spotlight. Each feature includes the latest independent horror news sent our way. If you want to be included in our next spotlight, send us an email.

Six Degrees of Hell Retro Poster: A new vintage-style poster has been released for Six Degrees of Hell:

“Ever walk through one of those Halloween haunted attractions and wonder how real it all looked? What if it was? Six individuals are caught in a supernatural perfect storm that has come to claim one of them and tear apart the soul of a small town.”

Directed by Joe Raffa, Six Degrees of Hell features Corey Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Tara Reid, Nicole Cinaglia and David Bonner. The film is set to be released later this year. To check out the poster, visit the official Six Degrees of Hell Facebook page:

Horror Mavericks: Filmmaking Advice from the Creators: "Horror producer/director and Full Moon Pictures veteran Danny Draven has released a new book called HORROR MAVERICKS: Filmmaking Advice from the Creators.

This book features personal and intimate conversations with leading artists working in the horror genre. Draven asks all the right questions and the results are clear and candid answers from each person about their craft. Learn how Robert Englund likes to be directed, or how Stuart Gordon directs actors, or Robert Kutzman's fake blood secrets and so much more...

The interviews include: Charles Band (Trancers, Puppet Master, Subspecies) Reggie Bannister (Phantasm) Nathan Barr (composer for the Hostel films) J.R. Bookwalter (The Dead Next Door, Witchouse 2: Blood Coven) David DeCoteau (Puppetmaster, Sorority Babes, The Brotherhood series) Jim Dooley (Hannibal, When A Stanger Calls) Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street) Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Stuck) Lloyd Kaufman (President of Troma and maker of Toxic Avenger) Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Til Dawn, The Rage, Wishmaster) John D. LeMay (Friday the 13th: The Series, Jason Goes to Hell) Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore (Wizard of Gore) Sam McCurdy (Director of Photography for The Descent films and Dog Soldiers) Debbie Rochon ( actress in over 150 horror films) Tom Savini (Creepshow, Dawn of the Dead) James Wan (Saw, Insidiuos) Chuck Williams (Bubba Ho-Tep) and more..."

A print and kindle version are now available. For more information, visit:

Underneath the Juniper Tree: We have information on the February issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree:

"The February Issue of Underneath the Juniper Tree is all blood and dying roses. This month we explore all types of horror. We see the psychologically horrifying end of Family Secrets, a story that mirrors the famous gothic horror fiction, The Yellow Wallpaper. We get a healthy dose of allegorical horror with a Hansel and Gretel redux. Juniper Tree takes you into Miss Lizzie Borden's home for a tea party and some sociological horror. We give you a peek into a small pleasant town where they... eat hearts. Meanwhile Viktoria of The Daughters of Csucskari is cracking skulls. Join us for a month of love, horror, guts, and brain matter. You'll never look at February the same again. *We will also be holding a horrific challenge on our site for the month of February."

Rage- Midsummer's Eve Teaser: The teaser trailer for Rage- Midsummer's Eve has just been released. The movie was filmed in the Finnish Arctic Circle during the time of the white nights- "the few weeks period when the sun never sets in the summer":

"Rage - Midsummer's Eve tells a story about a group of American, English and Finnish friends living and studying in Finland who decide to spend their last summer as students by traveling to the Finnish Arctic Circle to experience the "White Nights" and the mystical, originally a pagan holiday, Midsummer's Eve. The film is set to have its premiere in 2012."

To watch the teaser trailer, visit:

Devil Bat Diary: "Inspired by the famous 1940 film, “Devil Bat Diary”, tells the “true” story of what really happened to the unhappy citizens of Heathville, Illinois, during that terrible prewar summer, as recorded in the long-suppressed journals of Chicago City Register’s principal newspaper correspondent, Jonathan “Johnny” Layton.

Written to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the film’s release and dedicated to the great Bela Lugosi, “Devil Bat Diary” is an unforgettably entertaining venture into a world filled with chirping Chiropterans, malicious murders, sacred sex and revolting revelations."

To read a preview from Devil Bat Diary, visit the book's Amazon page.