Indie Spotlight

2012/12/16 20:25:58 UTC by Tamika Jones

We're back with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting independent horror news recently sent our way. In today's feature, we have details on a free screening of The Thompsons at Times Scare, a zombie short film, information on a new Poison Elves series, and more:

Free Screening of The Thompsons at Times Scare: "On the run with the law on their trail, Americas most anguished vampire family heads to England to discover an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats apart forever. 

In The Butcher Brothers' award winning original film, The Hamiltons, a dysfunctional, orphaned family struggles in sunny suburbia. On the outside, they appear normal enough, but they hide a very dark secret... In order to survive, they must drink blood - straight from the source. The Thompsons continues their tortured tale.

Times Scare is proud to present The Butcher Brothers' The Thompsons in its dark and foreboding theatre with a free screening on Tuesday, December 18, at 9 pm. Times Scare is at 669 8th Avenue, New York, at the corner of 8th Avenue and 42nd Street."

For more information on the screening, visit:


Dead on Arrival (Short Film): "A group of survivors seem to be right at the edge of rescue, until circumstances change and the group must take a risk in order to escape the chaos of a wide spread infection driving people into a violent state."

Made on a $100 budget, Dead on Arrival was directed by Klay Abele and stars Dominic Fisher, Josiah Blount, and Stephon Evans.


Red Red Trailer Released: "Red Red is a sexually charged thriller that follows a young woman Julia as she begins her journey into sexual exploration while trying to repress dark nightmares seemingly from her childhood. Somewhere in this dark fairy tale her nightmares come to life and her lovers are being stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant in bloody, unfathomable ways.

The film is mirrored after the giallo-style films of directors such as Dario Argento and Lamberto Bava. The short is second endeavor for the director, who is widely known for The Bloody Best Project, a pictorial representation of the horror genre."

To watch the trailer, go to:


Ape Entertainment to Publish Poison Elves Series: "Ape Entertainment, in partnership with Sirius Entertainment, is proud to announce a new POISON ELVES on-going series as the flagship title of ApeEntertainment’s soon to be launched mature readers label. The new POISON ELVES series is not a spin-off, side story or ‘What-If’. This is a continuation of the DREW HAYES POISON ELVES SERIES which ended, essentially, with issue #79 published before Mr. Hayes passed away on March 21st, 2007.

DREW HAYES’ POISON ELVES hits the comic shop shelves on March 20th, 2013. The first issue is 32 pages of glorious black & white comic book art and story, featuring covers by Darick Robertson, Terry Moore, and interior artist, Osvaldo Montpeller."

For more information on the series, visit:


Dead Season Gets SyFy Premiere: "DEAD SEASON (Two survivors flee to a remote island after a worldwide zombie outbreak) was released in August 2012 in the US, Germany, the UK, France, Canada and Japan. The indie zombie film DEAD SEASON will see its American broadcast premiere this Saturday, December 15th on the Syfy network at 9pm EST."

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The Download Horror now on Distrify: "The Download Horror is a comedy horror film produced in Edinburgh, Scotland by Robin Mitchell and Keith Bradley and Directed by Jim Hickey.

The film-within-a-film structure of THE DOWNLOAD HORROR could be likened to the cult US TV series Mystery Science Theatre 3000. But the film remains true to its Scottish origins and the attitude of the two main characters accurately reflects this with its colloquialisms swearing and schoolboy vulgarity."

To check out the trailer for the film, visit: