Tamika Jones returns for this edition of the Indie Spotlight, bringing readers the latest in indie horror news sent our way. Today, we have information on Kill Me Now's theatrical release, a new trailer for Bad Kids Go to Hell, a look at haunted house Horrorgami, and much more!
Trailer for Bad Kids Go to Hell: "Six private school high school kids find themselves stuck in detention on a frightfully dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their 8 hour incarceration, each of the six kids fall victim to a horrible "accident" until only one of them remains. As each of these spoiled rich kids bites the dust, the story takes on a series of humorous and frantic twists and turns. Is one of the kids secretly evening the school's social playing field? Or have the ghosts of prestigious Crestview Academy finally come to punish the school's worst (and seemingly untouchable) brats? One thing is for sure...Daddy's money can't save them now."
The film stars: Judd Nelson, Ben Browder, Cameron Deane Stewart, Ali Faulkner, Roger Edwards, Marc Donato, Augie Duke, Amanda Alch, Jeffrey Schmidt, and Chanel Ryan. Bad Kids Go to Hell will be released to theaters on December 7th.
Official Trailer for The Awakened: "Samantha Winston (Julianne Michelle) returns home after 14 years to unravel the truth about her mother's death. She suspects her father (John Savage) and seeks guidance and answers from her mother's close friend Lucas Drake (Steven Bauer), Harriet Bendi (Sally Kirkland), her newly discovered uncle Thomas (Edward Furlong), and befriends Liam Dawson (Bryan Dechart). Drake's business partner (Stelio Savante) is more than displeased and seeks to destroy Samantha's plans before the entire town is awakened."
For more information on this film and to watch the trailer, visit their official Tumblr page at: http://theawakenedmovie.tumblr.com/
Kill Me Now Theatrical Dates Announced: "Kill Me Now chronicles one unforgettable night in the lives of a ragtag group of small-town teens. It's a night that will prove equally unforgettable for the sinister Driller Killer (Brett Fancy – “EastEnders,” “Luther”), a deranged serial killer bent on ridding the world of vapidity and dumbassedness (Everyone Else). When he comes upon the kids' all-night graduation party--conveniently held at a cabin deep in the woods--he finds both in spades. Unfortunately, Mr. Killer is about to learnsomething crappy bumper stickers learned long ago: stupid people can be deadly in large numbers. Kill Me Now blends horror, comedy, depth and plain jackassery to form a brew so potent you won't know whether to laugh, scream, or think about, like, life and stuff. The movie features performances from a staggering array of the Internet's hottest up-and-coming comedians, writing from the guys behind “Those Aren't Muskets!” and Cracked.com, direction from a dude whose previous work includes hardcore, joint-smokin', Twista-havin', Kanye-featurin' rap videos, and at least one scene where a chick totally gets a drill to the brain. But it's funny!"
Kill Me Now will be available on digital download and on-demand in 2013, and in the meantime, will be released next month in select theaters nationwide. We have also provided theatrical dates below and to request a screening in your city, visit: http://www.tugg.com/titles/kill-me-now?location=global&state=upcoming
Paper Dandy's Horrorgami: Marc Hagan-Guirey is the creative mind behind Paper Dandy and these kirigami (a single sheet of paper) horror-themed models. He has made "13 original kirigami buildings based on infamous haunted locations from cult movies including: The Exorcist, The Amityville Horror, Psycho, and Beetlejuice."
We have a video showing off Guirey's Horrorgami models below. To learn more about the artist, visit his website at: http://www.paperdandy.co.uk/
Zombie Daily: Artist Rob Sacchetto has created "Zombie Daily, a blog where new original zombie drawings or paintings are posted every day! This site was started in 2008 and so far there are over 1100 posts and counting. The formation of Zombie Daily led the publishing company Ulysses press to offer a two book deal, one for, "The Zombie Handbook: How to Identify the Living Dead and Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse", and "Zombiewood:The Celebrity Dead Exposed"."
To visit his blog, Zombie Daily, visit: www.zombiedaily.com and to purchase Sacchetto's books, visit: http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Handbook-Identify-Survive-Apocalypse/dp/1569757054
The Walking Dead Illustrated Poster Set: Artist Christian Petersen has created a set of Walking Dead-inspired posters: "Each print features scenes from an episode of the first season. Inspired by the episodes ‘Days Gone By’, ‘Guts’, and ‘Tell it to the Frogs’.
...This show has grown on me so much and inspired me not only artistically, but stylistically. I wanted to come up with a few pieces that bridge the gap between the graphic novels and tv show. My approach was to choose a monochromatic color palette, block out some key scenes, characters, or objects and cobble together a paneled illustration similar to a collage or storyboard. The continuation of a series of prints depends on the reaction to the work from fans. If people like the direction and requests come in, I'll take a chance and extend the line of designs."
Take a look at the set of The Walking Dead posters below and you can learn more at:
Sound Off For Autism Speaks Fundraiser: "Autism Speaks®, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, announced today the launch of "Sound Off For Autism Speaks." This exciting fundraising effort will give fans the opportunity to order a limited number of custom-recorded messages from Ed Asner, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Carrie Fisher, Tom Hanks, Derek Jeter, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Patrick Stewart and Betty White in return for a $299 donation. All proceeds will support autism research and advocacy efforts.
Celebrity messages will be available for purchase one week only, December 3 - 9, 2012. Fans can register online at SoundOffForAutismSpeaks.com to receive a reminder just prior to the December 3 campaign. A limited number of messages will be available from each celebrity on a first come, first served basis. Fans will have the unique opportunity to specify what they want their chosen celebrity to say in the message. Autism Speaks® will send fans a digital file of their message within a few weeks of their order, once it has been recorded by their celebrity."
To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit: www.AutismSpeaks.org
Tripod War Details and Trailer: "An alien attack plunges the world into chaos. Arriving in giant cylinders, giant walking alien tripods destroy the Earth city by city. The president is dead, the military is defeated, and all that remain are a few survivors. Now that the population is under control, the invaders start building cities and start harvesting humans for food. A group of armed survivors must rise up and become a terrorist army to fight off the alien invaders before they destroy the human race. It is the Dawn of Destruction."
Tripod War, formerly known as Alien Dawn, stars Brooke Lewis, Rachelle Dimaria, Tiffany Martin, Alex Bell, Michael Abruscato, Tiffany Adams, and Cynthia Martin. It will be released on December 30th, 2012. To learn more about the film and to watch the official trailer, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GIsBKYcpXTY
The Return of the Living Dead Poster Art: Illustrator Trevor Dunt has a collection of original movie posters over on Etsy. His latest poster is from The Return of the Living Dead. For more information on this artist or to purchase this poster, visit: http://www.etsy.com/listing/113931145/the-return-of-the-living-dead-11x17
Clip from Kaijudo: Rise of the Duelmasters - Creatures Unleashed: "This holiday season, kids and families are invited on a wondrous journey into the imaginative world of KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS™, a current animated hit series produced by Hasbro Studios and Wizards of the Coast. Featuring the voice talent of popular actors Scott Wolf, Freddy Rodriguez, John DiMaggio, Oded Fehr, Phil LaMarr, David Sobolov, Kari Wahlgren and Jason Marsden, this popular action-fantasy series offers an inspiring story about a young hero, Ray, who possesses the rare ability to befriend and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. It’s up to Ray to master the ancient art of KAIJUDO in order to protect both worlds. Moreover, this adventure-filled series highlights the tales of friendship, loyalty and determination, and further addresses the show’s central theme of anti-bullying."
Kaijudo: Rise of the Duelmasters - Creatures Unleashed will be available on DVD courtesy of Shout! Factory December 4th, 2012. Take a look at a clip from the DVD below:
Wyke Wreake Trailer Released: "WYKE WREAKE counts the cost of loss, guilt and reckless desperation as we delve into the life of one deeply disturbed young woman and the afterlife of one equally disturbed dead man. In the wake of losing her baby, Kate Folkner has become obsessed with the occult, much to the horror of her sister, Bec. One night Bec and her boyfriend visit Kate to try and make her see the danger of her obsession. Through a Ouija board, they make contact with a mysterious spirit who offers to help Kate in her mission to find her dead son. But events soon take a menacing turn when the séance participants discover the true motives of the mystery stranger at their door and the dark, eerie place of child sacrifice known as WYKE WREAKE (an Old English name meaning Valley of the witches)."
House of Good and Evil: "After a family tragedy, Chris and Maggie Conley--in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage--move to an isolated home in the mountains, to which they quickly discover Evil has a key..."
The film stars Rachel Marie Lewis, Christian Oliver, and Marietta Marich (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). For more information on House of Good and Evil, go to the film's official Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/HouseOfGoodAndEvilFilm
Urban Terrors: New British Horror Cinema 1997-2008 Book Launch: "Urban Terrors: New British Horror Cinema is the first book to fully examine the British horror film revival, documenting and analysing 114 movies which were commercially released between 1997 and 2008. It reveals how changes in technology have enabled more people to make films, how changes in distribution – from VHS to DVD to VOD – are enabling more people to watch them, and how the mainstream media has failed to spot and comment upon this phenomenon. And it examines how these new kinds of horror films have dealt with issues like disenfranchised youth, class division and social exclusion..."
For our readers in the U.K., the book launches officially on December 5th at the University of Leicester Bookshop at 5:30 p.m. A full list of the films featured in the book can be found here: http://british-horror-revival.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/urban-terrors-list-of-contents.html