Indie Spotlight

2013/01/20 19:24:51 +00:00 | Tamika Jones

The new edition of the Indie Spotlight contains the latest independent horror news sent our way. This week’s feature includes an exclusive look at Monsters on Main Street, details on a screening of Slasher House at the Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, a trailer for Vamp U, and much more:

Exclusive Photos and Poster for Monsters on Main Street: "In a small town suffering from the news of its first ever serial slasher, local high school athletic director Lance Dawson decides to get his down on his lucky buddy Paul Blake a job coaching girls basketball. But when the fact that Paul has never coached, let alone played, basketball could cost both of them their jobs, they seek out Daniel Buckworth, the town's local psychic, for help. Buckworth's plan to summon spirits to help the girls win games fails when instead of just communicating with them, they accidentally awaken them in the form of zombies. Main Street has seen its better days as it gets ready for a three way battle royal between the slasher, zombies, and a group of friends who may be this small town's only hope for survival."

For more information on Monsters on Main Street and Lyon Productions, visit:


MJ Dixon's Slasher House Screening at Horror-on-Sea Film Festival: "Slasher House is screening at Horror-on-Sea Film Festival in Southend on the 19th of January and stars scream queen Eleanor James as its leading lady.

When Red, a young girl, awakens in a house, she has no idea how she has come to be there. Exploring her surroundings she soon realizes that she is not alone, in fact she is trapped inside with some of the most notorious serial killers in the world. Now it is a race against time as one by one the cells open and each killer is unleashed to stalk her through the inescapable corridors of the SLASHER HOUSE."

For information or to watch the Slasher House trailer, go to:


Vamp U Trailer Released: "Wayne Gretzky (Adam Johnson) is a vampire with fangs that won’t grow. His “impotence” began when he inadvertently killed Mary, the love of his live, 300 years ago. To take his mind off the pain, he teaches college history – who better than a guy who’s been around for centuries? Attempting to regain his full vampire powers, he enlists help from his friend and colleague, Dr. Levine (Gary Cole). But nothing works…that is until a new semester brings freshman Chris Keller (Julie Gonzalo) – a dead ringer for his beloved Mary. They begin to have an affair, which quickly goes south when he accidentally turns Chris into a vampire and she becomes hell-bent on sucking every frat boy on campus dry! Now, as she leaves a bloody trail of destruction across campus – converting a sorority house full of co-eds including the irresistible Samantha (Alexis Knapp) to her vampire legion – Wayne is faced with the task of stopping her before they kill the entire student body!" 

Vamp U will be released on February 12th on Video On Demand and digital download. The DVD release is set for March 12th, 2013.


Hellifax (Mountain Man Book 3) Available Now on Amazon: "A serial killer stalks the ice-glazed streets. Half-frozen deadheads choke the avenues. Infected vermin rise from the labyrinth of sewer systems, hungry for warm flesh, and a handful of survivors struggle to escape and find someplace safe. In his hunt for Tenner, Scott discovers he must contend with all of this, before things truly get worse. Welcome. To Hellifax."

Hellifax (Mountain Man Book 3) is available in Kindle format and can be purchased at:


The Morbidly Made Episode 1: "Dan Yeager (Leatherface-Texas Chainsaw 3D) joins The Morbidly Made to take an in depth look at the film. They also continue to break down barriers by bringing fans on to speak with Dan. He also answers questions submitted by listeners! Then, John and Michael J. are joined by fan Cody Robinson to give their review and thoughts on the film! To wrap things up they offer their thanks and introduce "The Contagious Movie Of The Week", which is a segment that allows fans to get in on the discussion of a certain movie each week!
To list to the first episode, visit:

Horror-Inspired T-Shirts and Print Designs: Artist Justin McCafferty has a collection of horror themed t-shirts and artwork over on Facebook and His latest designs are inspired by AMC's The Walking Dead"My love of the Walking Dead began when I discovered season one on Netflix, I watched the entire season in about two days. Ive read all the comic books up to issues 100, and season three was filmed about three miles from my house in Senoia, GA. I spent most of the summer stalking the set, finding out film times, and staying up until midnight watching them film."

His artwork doesn't just stop at horror, "My interest in Batman began when I was five years old. My mother took me to see Tim Burton's Batman at the drive in movie, and I've been hooked ever since."

For more information on this artist and his designs, visit: and


GraverobberZ: "Murdered at the hands of vengeful locals for grave desecration and robbery, these phantoms now stalk the streets on dark nights when fog rolls from the graveyard. They continue their heinous acts of graverobbery even in death and many have disappeared while crossing paths with these wicked thieves of the deceased. They continue to be sighted in more and more cities across the country as their legend grows..."

Formerly solo artists at the same independent record label, "GraverobberZ members KriptiK and Saint have joined forces to create the darkest horror themed music they desired to do. They released their debut EP UrbaN LegendZ on Halloween Night of 2012 as a free digital download. They are currently working on launching a website, and have began pre production on two music videos and their full length LP Midwest Folklore."

To find out more on GraverobberZ, visit:


Linnea Quigley Grindhouse Triple Feature Collection Now on DVD: "Coming to DVD from this Tuesday, January 14, 2013 are three of the actresses long-lost cult classic terror-fests, NIGHTMARE SISTERS, DEADLY EMBRACE, and the gruesome MURDER WEAPON.

Loaded with sex and violence, all three films are featured in the hit documentary SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS, currently airing on NBCUniversal’s Chiller TV, generating interest with horror fans old and new. The LINNEA QUIGLEY GRINDHOUSE TRIPLE FEATURE, available through and other major retailers, is 240 minutes of unbridled fun and fear, including new commentary tracks on each film by Quigley and director David DeCoteau."

To purchase the collection on DVD, visit:


Gravedigger Currently Filming: "Have you ever felt you needed to just bury your guilt? Literally…
Currently filming, is 2013’s most gruesome tale of fear & fright. "Gravedigger" tells the story of Steve Borden who is a brilliant, young criminal defense attorney. As junior partner in a local, high end law firm, he makes his living defending the indefensible. When a case gone horribly wrong haunts him, Borden’s conscience begins to send him into a guilt-ridden spiral. Police Chief George Orkin is the town’s top cop. With more bodies turning up buried, District Attorney Mike Ruble suspects Orkin’s ties to crime boss Charles Muzzatti may be the answer to the case. Now, Orkin must deal with his own eroding sense of integrity to keep both sides of the law off his back. As paranoia rises and Borden, Orkin, Ruble & Muzzatti try to pin the murders on each other, could another, more sinister force be hunting them? Codes, morals and misguided views of justice collide when the law, the mob and the Gravedigger face off in a bloody battle that will darken the survivor’s souls forever. But will burying the guilty, bury the Gravedigger’s own guilt?"

Directed by Doug Bollinger, Gravedigger, stars Ron Thal, Brian McRae, Billy Sample, Paul Grassi, Annette Dziamba, Gregg Valentino, Gervase Peterson, and many others. To stay up-to-date on the film's progress, visit:

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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).