Indie Spotlight

2013/08/25 19:16:16 UTC by Tamika Jones

All-Cheerleaders-DieWe return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes a behind-the-scenes video from Dead in Tombstone, details on the Box of Dread, first poster for Proxy, All Cheerleaders Die premiere details, and much more:

Dead in Tombstone: "In celebration of the upcoming release of Dead in Tombstone on Blu-ray & DVD on 10/22, here’s the new bonus feature "Horses, Guns & Explosions," Danny Trejo, director Roel Reine and producer Mike Elliott talk about the big explosions audiences will see in the upcoming film.

Danny Trejo (Machete), Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight) and Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) star in this unrated, action-packed battle for vengeance. As a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town, they murder their own leader, Guerrero Hernandez (Trejo), in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell, Guerrero finds himself confronted by Satan himself (Rourke), offering a daring proposition: deliver the six souls of his former gang and he will escape damnation. With time running out, he sets out on a brutal rampage to avenge his own death!"


Box of Dread Details: "WHAT’S IN THE BOX?! BE THE FIRST TO FIND OUT! Awesome horror themed swag. Mailed to your doorstep monthly. You could win the fabled 7th Box. Sign up before September 8th at Midnight.

STEP 1: Dead by dawn! Dead by dawn! Er, excuse me. Sign up and pick your plan: 1 Month $20 or 3 Months $57 (save $3). Your subscription will renew each month.

STEP 2: We’re digging up new and cool horror themed items daily. Who doesn’t need a Zombie fridge magnet that doubles as a bottle opener? We find awesome stuff so you don’t have to.

STEP 3: Box of Dread is making waiting for the mail man cool again. Sit back as cool horror merch is mailed right to your doorstep. Every month we pick a winner to receive the 7th Box filled with even more goodies than the regular Box of Dread."

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Proxy Premiere Details: "A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is walking home after her latest OB appointment, when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.

Director Zach Parker's latest film Proxy will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10th, 2013.

Attending TIFF from the film [are], Zack Parker, Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, and Joe Swanberg."

To learn more about Proxy, and to check out the list of screenings at the festival, go to:‎


All Cheerleaders Die Premiere Details: "When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Mäddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Mäddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller – a loner who claims to practice the Dark Arts. After a confrontation with the football team, Mäddy and her new cheerleader friends are sent on a supernatural roller coaster ride which leaves a path of destruction none of them may be able to escape.

The Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival is pleased to announce that Lucky McKee is returning to the festival this year to preside over the feature-film jury and present the European première of his latest film, All Cheerleaders Die – a fast-paced and sexy horror film, co-directed with Chris Sivertson.

Andrew van den Houten (CEO of Modernciné), the producer of both All Cheerleaders Die and The Woman, and Australian actress Sianoa Smit-McPhee, will also be on hand for the première and to meet the public and press.

All Cheerleaders Die could be described as a cross pollination of horror, sex comedies, action, non-ironic romance and straight up fantasy. It’s also a supernatural thriller, which captures the reality of the times.

All Cheerleaders Die will screen in Strasbourg on 14 September, just after its world première as the opening night film at the 25th Anniversary of the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival."

For more information, and a list of the full line up, visit:


Scare Zone DVD Release Details: "Scare Zone is Oliver's pride and joy. Sure, it's just another strip-mall Halloween Horror House, but Oliver’s put his heart and soul into it for the last two years. This year the theme is "Scare Zone III: the Psycho Splatter Raw-topsy Slaughter Dungeon" where he's created an entire creepy Victorian maze featuring all of his best scenarios: the Living Amputation, the odiferous Toilet of Terror, the Vampire Bride (featuring Bat-Baby), and of course a final encounter with the chainsaw wielding Pumpkin Carver. The attraction is open for three nights only, and Oliver has brought back his old crew, including ex-con Spider, eager bride-to-be Summer, and the enigmatic Goth princess Claire. And bunch of newbies are also on board, including earnest young Darryl, who immediately finds himself bewitched by the creepy Claire. But this dysfunctional 'scream team' will need to work and keep it together while someone or some-thing is out to make their horror house attraction REAL.

Eagle One Media is proud to announce that their two awarding horror features Scare Zone and The Corrupted are now available exclusively on iTunes in over 30 countries prior to their release in September on DVD.

Scare Zone [was] shot at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights set, [and] features Neil Brown Jr. (The Walking Dead, Fast and Furious), Arian Ash (Phone Booth, Tigerland), Simon Needham (Health Inspector, Larry the Cable Guy), and Jordan Woods-Robinson (Magic City)."

For more information, or to pre-order this film, head over to iTunes and Amazon


Tales from Beyond the Pale Season 2 Announced: "Having previously released 10 studio-recorded TALES for Season One, co-creators Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid decided to up the ante and stage a second season of TALES before a live audience at the performance venue Dixon Place in downtown New York City.

Inspired by the classic radio shows of Alfred Hitchcock, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Orson Welles, each Tales from Beyond the Pale is a half hour downloadable audio program chillingly brought to life by the extraordinary vocal talents of Sean Young, Vincent D’Onofrio, Mark Margolis, James LeGros, Michael Cerveris, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Jonny Orsini, to name just a few.

Hosted by Glass Eye Pix CEO Larry Fessenden, each thirty-minute episode is written and directed by one of today’s horror auteurs including Joe Maggio (Bitter Feast), Clay McLeod Chapman (Henley), Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train), Ashley Thorpe, Kim Newman, Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), Simon Barrett (You're Next), and Larry Fessenden (Beneath).

Season Two of Tales from Beyond the Pale will be available for purchase or download at the TALES online store beginning Friday, September 13th."

To purchase or download Tales from Beyond the Pale, visit:


The Corrupted DVD Release Details: "Spring Break meets HP Lovecraft. Where it’s all fun and games...until someone gets infected.

A man quietly strums his guitar at the edge of a tranquil lake in the middle of the night. Through the darkness a beautiful young woman emerges along the shoreline, silent and mysterious. She approaches and whispers something into his ear. When she beckons, he has no choice but to follow. When his friends arrive for a weekend of partying, its obvious...something in him has changed. The Corrupted is an intellectual sci-fi horror thriller feature film produced and directed by John Klappstein and Knighten Richman.

Eagle One Media is proud to announce that their two awarding horror features Scare Zone and The Corrupted are now available exclusively on iTunes in over 30 countries prior to their release in September on DVD.

Shot in Alberta, Canada, The Corrupted features Keltie Squires, Shaun Tisdale (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil), Ashley Tallas, Jeremy Hook, and Anuj Saraswat."

To learn more, or to pre-order this film, head over to iTunes and Amazon


The Dyatlov Pass Incident DVD and Blu-ray Release Details: "We are thrilled to announce the release of Renny Harlin's conspiracy theory horror “The Dyatlov Pass Incident” - out on [UK] DVD & Blu-ray this Monday, August 26th!

Premiering tomorrow at Film4 FrightFest, “The Dyatlov Pass Incident” is based on the bizarre, but true events surrounding the mysterious deaths of nine ski hikers who went missing in the Ural Mountains in 1959. This “The Blair Witch Project” meets “The Descent” by way of “The X Files” horror is the most unnerving supernatural shocker to come out in years!

“The Dyatlov Pass Incident” takes the known facts of the tragedy and spins them into a truly chilling horror experience that brilliantly combines elements of contemporary history, conspiracy theory, sci-fi and the supernatural that all contribute to a knock-out twist and a breathtaking finale."


Horror House Trailer: "Five different moments in time within one house, home to secrets, death and lies. A horror anthology of five short stories introduced by the Real Estate Agent Joe intent on selling this bargain house and all the horrors within its walls. Each tale is interlinked, telling chronicles of monsters from a story book, a living doll, the power of the tarot, a set of creepy twins and a man whose opinion of his hotness is turned against him. The question is… would you live here?

Horror House is a brand new horror anthology from the newlyweds of horror Kerry and Evan Marlowe. The film stars B-movie icon Lloyd Kaufman as Joe the Real Estate Agent who guides us through five different stories taking place in one house of fear.

Horror House is an official selection of the 2013 Indie Horror Film Festival, Studio City Film Festival, Trail Dance Film Festival and a Diamond Award Winner at the California Film Awards.

Horror fans can find the film available on various internet and satellite Video On Demand outlets beginning October 1st! Specific carriers to be announced at launch."

Horror House stars Lloyd Kaufman, Kerry Marlowe, Evan Marlowe, and Lauren Lakis.


Production Begins on Fat Chance: "Deviant Pictures, the company behind the controversial and critically acclaimed movie The Hospital, begins production on their new horror/comedy Fat Chance in Marion, Alabama. The movie features Hollywood veteran Dick Warlock (Halloween 2, Jaws), WWF/WWE superstar Al Snow, Playboy model Bree Olson, Daniel Emery Taylor, Jim O’Rear (The Dead Matter, Star Trek 4, ABC’s Nashville), and Scott Tepperman (Ghost Hunters International).

Fat Chance can best be described as The Biggest Loser meets Friday the 13th. When ten overweight men sign up to appear on a weight loss reality show taking place at a “fat camp” in the woods, they get more than they bargained for when contestants begin to disappear in mysterious ways.

Deviant Pictures owners Jim O’Rear and Daniel Emery Taylor, who are jointly producing and directing the film from a script written by Taylor, state, “We’re staying true to our horror roots with Fat Chance. We’re taking it back to the campy, fun style of the early 1980’s films we grew up on, such as Sleepaway Camp, Meatballs, and Friday the 13th. Lots of laughs, tons of excitement, and gallons upon gallons of blood!”

Second unit production has begun in Destin, Florida, with principal photography beginning in Marion, Alabama, the first week of September."

To keep up with the film's progress, head over to the official Facebook page at:


First Details on Wistan's Stowe: "Throughout the duration of Liam and Jade's first date, visions of a possessed female standing over her male victims torment Liam. As each victim is presented to Liam, the truth behind a growing list of comparable murders is slowly revealed to the audience. Liam's dangerous situation, which is intensified by the accompaniment of Sam Speakman's haunting score, comes to a head as he finds himself in a similar location and position of Jade's growing list of first date victims.

Screening at Derby Quad - September 2013. Screening at 'The Short Cinema Social' at The Criterion Freehouse, Leicester - February 2014."

Written and directed by Thomas Wilson, Wistan's Stowe stars Adam O'Shea (Liam) and Lauren Dawson (Jade).


Aberration DVD Release Date Announced: "The film tells the story Christy Dawson portrayed by Gwendolyn Garver (The Brazen Bull), who is just a normal high school student, but she hides a chilling secret. Caught between the worlds of the living and the dead, she has been plagued by horrific, terrifying visions. With the appearance of a ghostly young boy, these horrific glimpses of evil begin bleeding into her reality. Someone or something is killing everyone around her, and her only hope of survival is to uncover the truth behind a mystery that has shrouded the entire town in terror.

Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment brand, announces the release of the supernatural thriller Aberration on DVD on Sept. 17, 2013. Directed by Douglas Elford-Argent, the film stars Gwendolyn Garver, Kristian Capalik, Cal Thomas, Bobbi Jean Basche and James Symington."

For more information, go to:


Angel Falling Feature Film Details: "A woman wakes up on top of dumpster half naked with no memory of who she is. You soon find out that this beautiful woman tattooed with angel wings is a highly trained professional killer. Angel is followed by Connor Jacobs, an autistic teenager with physical photo memory who knows exactly where they both come from, and refuses to go back. Should Angel rely on the unpredictable Connor, or ditch him during their hot pursuit? As the two are hunted down by assassins, they have no choice but confront their past and decide their future.

"Angel Falling", a 100-pg graphic novel published by Zenescope, [is] being developed into a feature film. The Angel Falling Team [consists of] Jeff Kaufman - writer (Terminal Alice, Whore), Kevin West - artist (Justice League America, Guardians of the Galaxy), Tom Chu - colorist (X-Men, Vampires the Marvel Undead), and Mark Mckenna - inker (Star Wars, Batman, X-Men).

50% of cover variant proceeds benefit Autism Awareness.

Meet the Creators at Tampa Bay Comic Con in Tampa, FL August 23rd-25th, Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA August 31st-September 3rd, New York Comic Con in NYC, NY October 11th-14th. More to be announced..."

For more information, visit:


Iandara Trailer Released: "Arizona, USA. 1895. A warrior called Munguabi falls for the daughter of the chief of the tribe, the beautiful sweet Iandara. A forbidden love for who falls in love with the daughter of the boss would pay with their lives. After the death of Munguabi, the only way that the chief of the tribe managed to reign peace and put an end to the curse was burying and sealing the tomb Munguabi.

Arizona, USA. Present time. An anthropology professor named Wallace discovers the tomb sacred Munguabi. Think the skull legendary warrior and resolve to lead Brazil to his research, but he did not know he would be releasing a terrible curse..."

Iandara stars Rodrigo Pereira, Charry Jin, Marcelo Rodrigues, Eliane Pinheiro, Tom Gomes, Elaine "Thrash" Oliveira, Alberto Capucci, Sergio Nogueira, Eduardo Ribeiro Bruna Barros.


Casting News for The Dying Breed: "The last surviving U.S. Secret Service agent has two hours to get the President of the United States to a peace summit, which will hopefully save the world from annihilation.

“The Dying Breed” stars Miracle Laurie, John Schneider, and Courtney Gains, more cast announcements coming soon.

“The Dying Breed” is planned to be shot in the beautiful Hudson Valley/Catskill Mountains, New York."

To stay up-to-date with the progress of this film, go to:


Sacrament Production and Casting Details: "Writer/director Shawn Ewert, CEO of Right Left Turn Productions and Underwater Safeword, is currently in production on the upcoming independent horror feature film “Sacrament”. The project is shooting in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex and Waco and features the talents of genre icons Marilyn Burns and Ed Guinn (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) as well as many up-and-coming and established talents from the region.

“Sacrament” follows a group of seven friends who embark on a road trip to the South Texas beach for booze, bud and bonding but are derailed by an approaching tropical storm. They find themselves seeking refuge in the quaint, conservative Texas town of Middle Spring, which is in the process of hosting a huge barbecue and tent revival. Charismatic preacher Isaac Renneker, his enterprising young son Brahm, and his devout congregation are determined to cleanse the world of sin while delivering the Good Lord’s message to their flock, and before long the kids realize that there might be more to the town’s famous barbecue than just a good spice rub.

Horror genre veteran Marilyn Burns (Sally, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) will be featured portraying the role of Beulah Standifer in a pivotal scene, while Ed Guinn, who played the truck driver who came to her rescue in the original film, will play her husband Luke. It will be the first time the two have been reunited onscreen since the 1974 original film was shot. Burns has done promotional appearances for Sacrament already, including an appearance at the 2013 Texas Frightmare Weekend horror convention in Irving, Texas."

For more information on Sacrament, visit:


Bubba the Redneck Werewolf Teaser Trailer: "In the town of Broken Taint, a vicious evil is unleashed, offering the dreams of humanity if you just sign on the dotted line. One lovesick dog catcher makes a deal with the Devil and not only is his life turned upside down, but so is Broken Taint. Bubba the Redneck Werewolf is born and the town goes to Hell and his local bar is filled with the Damned, Bubba figures out how to beat the Devil—but first, he needs another beer and maybe some hot wings. When the fate of humanity is in Bubba’s hands, Heaven help us all!

Based off the underground comic book classic: Bubba the Redneck Werewolf by Mitch Hyman. Written and Directed by Stephen Biro and produced by Unearthed Films, And You Films, and Two Rubbing Nickels."


Night of the Naked Dead DVD Release Details: "A storm from hell brings mysterious strangers who come with secrets to a B&B on an isolated island. Emma, the B&B owner, is a struggling romance writer. David, a handyman, is a traumatized war veteran wrestling with his past and sleeping in his van. They face a menace more shockingly evil and wickedly terrifying than anything in their wildest dreams. Veronica arrives naked. Coby has blood on him. Then the Others appear. Sex and murder, lust and revenge will make this a night that the romance writer and her new friend will never forget... if they survive.

Night of the Naked Dead will be available on DVD November 3rd, 2013 from Brain Damage Films.

Set in a 250 year old house amidst wild and haunted Cape Cod saltwater marshes, like the Sixth Sense, the film marries a tightly plotted thriller with the paranormal. Writer/Director Junius Podrug’s vision was to blend Hitchcock with the X-Files when living dead carry their lust and rage out of the grave."

To learn more about this film, or to watch the trailer, go to:


DeeDee Bigelow's Episode of Hillbilly Handfishin’: "TV-PG Skipper and Jackson are in for a surprise when they meet this week’s guests of novice noodlers, which include an Irish couple looking for an all American experience, two Hollywood scream queens ready to face the horror of the Red River, and a pair of Savannah pub owners who know how to serve up the southern charm.

Actress DeeDee Bigelow has starred in over thirty film and television projects. But now, Bigelow is ready to get her hands dirty in the Discovery Channel’s adventure show “Hillbilly Handfishin’”.

Bigelow will appear in Season 2 of the show, in the episode “Luck of the Irish.” This episode features three pairs of people, from different walks of life, who take a shot at fishing in the Red River of Oklahoma. Bigelow is no stranger to physical roles, but the catfish in this river bite back!

Now, fans of Bigelow and the show, “Hillbilly Handfishin’” can preview this episode, here. Two early stills have been released for this August 30th, 2013 episode. This episode will offer a fright and a surprise, thanks to Robert Hall (Almost Human) and Chase Birdsong’s makeup effects. And, fans can catch the World Premiere of this episode in just one week’s time."

For more information on this show, visit: