Indie Spotlight

2013/07/14 16:55:59 +00:00 | Tamika Jones

We're back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes release details for A Resurrection, details on a virtual trading card series called Closet Monsters, casting news for Dead Afterlife, a Q&A with Vigilante Diaries' Christian Sesma, and much more:

A Resurrection Release Details: "Archstone Distribution announces the VOD, Digital Download and DVD release of A Resurrection from Writer/Director Matt Orlando (Barbershop). The film stars Mischa Barton (Fox’s “The OC”), Devon Sawa (CW’s “Nikita”) Jonathan Michael Trautmann (96 Minutes) and the late Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile). A Resurrection will be available on VOD on July 23, 2013 and on DVD on August 6, 2013. It was released this week for Digital Download on all internet platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video and VUDU. The announcement was made today by Archstone Distribution’s Brady Bowen.

A Resurrection follows down to earth school psychologist, Jessie (Barton), who tries to help a mentally ill student, Eli (Trautmann). As they begin to connect, she unravels the truth behind the death of Eli’s brother. Are Eli’s stories true? Will his brother resurrect and avenge his death against those responsible for his murder? Or are these stories just in Eli’s imagination?"


Viscera Film Festival Guests and Events Details: "The 2013 Viscera Film Festival, an annual celebration of female filmmakers in the horror genre happened Saturday at 5:00 pm. Co-presented by the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, the Viscera Film Festival’s gala festivities began with a packed carpet ceremony featuring some of the biggest and brightest talents of the independent horror world. Following the VFF carpet ceremony, the festival began at 7 and featured 13 brand new short films by a talented group of emerging female horror directors from around the world, including the UK, Japan, Spain, Mexico, Canada, and the US. An awards ceremony sponsored by SoulFX Studio capped off the Viscera Film Festival event.

Celebrity guests in attendance for the 2013 Viscera Film Festival included Denise Crosby ("Star Trek: The Next Generation," PET SEMATARY), AJ Bowen (YOU'RE NEXT), Brea Grant ("Dexter"), Juliet Landau ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Amber Benson ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Trent Haaga, Anthony DiBlasi (DREAD), Jeffrey Reddick (FINAL DESTINATION), John Skipp, Kristina Klebe (ROB ZOMBIE'S HALLOWEEN), Mike Mendez (BIG ASS SPIDER), Kevin Pereira ("Attack of the Show"), Darin Scott (TALES FROM THE HOOD), Legendary Scream Queen Brinke Stevens, Drew Daywalt (LEPRECHAUN'S REVENGE), David DeCoteau (Rapid Heart Films) and Jessica Cameron (TRUTH OR DARE).

Director Jennifer Lynch (CHAINED) was in attendance as she received the 2013 Inspiration Award from the Viscera Film Festival for her pioneering career as a female filmmaker."

To learn more about the film festival, go to:


Trading Card Series, Closet Monsters, Announced: " and have joined forces to create a virtual trading card series, ‘Closet Monsters’. Inspired by popular card series such as ‘Garbage Pail Kids’, ‘Awesome All-Stars’ and ‘Wacky Packages’, ‘Closet Monsters’ aims to set itself apart by challenging different artists from all across the globe to create their own original monster, while allowing each contributor to retain the rights to their respective creations. Every card in the series is a unique celebration of monster culture.

‘Closet Monsters’ was created to allow artists to showcase their creativity and artistic ability as well as expand their audience. In addition, each card includes the artist’s individual bio as well as a short bio for their monster. All the individual monsters are as distinct and varied as their creators. Cards are scheduled to release twice weekly.

Artists include Lee Hardcastle, Eric Pigors, Aaron Klopp, Mitch Loidolt, Dean Rankine, Andrew Barr and more!"

For more information on this series, go to:

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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).