We're back with the first installment of our Indie Spotlight feature for the new year. Each time we feature independent horror news sent our way. If you want to be included in our next spotlight feature, send us an email.
Details from Ouija: Darren Lynch has directed and written Ouija, a film that sounds like an homage to The Evil Dead: "Ouija tells the story of 9 friends who get together for a night out of partying in the woods. Little do they know one of them has other ideas bringing the Ouija board, convincing everyone to play. They open a portal unleashing a series of demons who stalk the group killing them one by one."
The film is currently in post-production and the first trailer is expected this spring. For the first images from the film and more information, visit: http://www.ouija-movie.co.uk/
New Zombie Dawn Trailer: A second trailer for the indie horror film Zombie Dawn has been released:
"Premise: 2006. A mysterious incident at a remote mining facility unleashes a zombie horde with an appetite for human flesh. It decimates large portions of the cities and countryside. The only course of action is to
rapidly enclose the infected areas and seal them off from the rest of the remaining, living population. Now. 15 years later the tattered remains of the government and the mining corporation responsible where the initial event took place commit themselves to finding out what may have happened at the mining complex. The solution is to covertly send in a group of mercenaries and scientists into the quarantined zone to find answers."
To watch the trailer, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdgdF0xbkvM
Purification Premiere: Purification will be making it's premiere later this month in New York City:
"Bret Fitzpatrick (Joe Ciminera), a wealthy real estate investor located in New York, is caught between reality and the supernatural. There he crosses paths with people who are in a stationary place for the terrible things they have done in their lifetime. As Bret begins to wake up to the dark forces from his devastating past, he confronts members of the underworld and has 24 hours to redeem himself."
For more information on Purification, visit: http://www.purification-themovie.com/
Blood Plantation: The latest novel from Deno Sandz has just been released:
"The Novel, “Blood Plantation” is a historical fiction set at a Bed and Breakfast owned by the great, great, great, granddaughter of Captain Rollins the 3rd once known as the big house on a plantation in Virginian. The antagonist, the SOTO (The Soul of the Ocean) is a captured slave from the southern tip of Africa, thrown overboard near the shores of Shonwaay, Virginian where the Shonwaayians now call, “The Shores of the Evil Soul” in 1810 after a mutiny he spearheaded leading to the murder of crew members, slaves, and his wife by the evil hands of Captain Rollins the 3rd who owned the plantation. It’s now 2010 and another fifty years has dawned and the SOTO has awakened again to seek his vengeance against the last of Rollins’ blood line for the death of his wife."
To learn more, visit the book's Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Plantation-Deno-Sandz/dp/1461187214/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1325457627&sr=8-4
Cult Vol. 1 Released: "Pinnovating Productions, Bear Talent Films, and Zeroinside Films are pleased to announce the release of their short horror film compilation CULT VOL. 1..."
"The collection is hosted by actress Devanny Pinn (Piranha 3D, American Girls) and includes the films Fatal Abortion, CathARTic, Legend of Suzi, Cannibal Cheerleader Camp, Zombies and Cigarettes, iPsycho, Lip Stick, Eleanor Rigby, and Opiate. Aside from Pinn herself, other actors and actresses featured in the compilation are Deneen Melody (3 Slices of Life, The Playboy Club), Suzi Lorraine (Bikini Girls On Ice, Music and Lyrics), Shannon Lark (Cut, Devotion), Rachel Grubb (VIViD, The Horror Vault Vol. 1), Brandon Slagle (2012: Ice Age, The Super), Erik Preston (Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers), Jennifer Stone (Hank and Jim, Kodie)."
You can view the official trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CTPDZO7LF4
Shivers Down Your Spine: The first episode of the free monthly horror webseries Shivers Down Your Spine has been released:
"This will be a 13 part series of short 4-8 minute films that feature a wide range of horror subgenres, from comedy to slashers to monsters to even obscure stuff like film noir and sword-and-sandal! This series will also include shorts written and directed by various members of the horror podcast community, including the Splattercast and Drunken Zombie. All SHIVERS episodes are made with next to no budget and filmed almost exclusively in a single day. They are designed to be fun, easily digested horror for fans by fans.
This first episode, DEADBOLT, is about a young girl, home alone for Halloween, that gets more than she bargained with regards to a mysterious trick 'r treater..."
Watch the first episode at: http://youtu.be/erI98iMwem8