Indie Spotlight

2012/11/25 19:41:27 +00:00 | Tamika Jones

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.

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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/

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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

  • Kaitlin Large ("Agents of Cracked" & "Tyson the Mad Poodle") presents Kill Me Now
    • Dec. 05 New York City, NY, 7:30pm at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
  • Michael Swaim ("Agents of Cracked" & "Those Aren't Muskets") presents Kill Me Now
    • Dec. 05 Pasadena, CA, 7:30pm at Laemmle Playhouse 7
  • Director Travis Long presents Kill Me Now
    • Dec. 06 Chicago, IL, 7:30pm at AMC River East 21
  • Ike Films, Those Aren't Muskets! and Ketchup Entertainment presents Kill Me Now
    • Dec. 06 San Diego, CA, 7:30pm at Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas
  • Ike Films, Ketchup Entertainment and Those Aren't Muskets! presents Kill Me Now
    • Dec. 27 Houston, TX, 9:00pm at Studio Movie Grill City Centre

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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/

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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

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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:

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).

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