Want to go to Hell and back without the, you know, going to Hell part? Daily Dead's Hell and Back DVD contest details are after the jump. Also in this round-up: a teaser trailer for The Harvesters, details on the Netflix series Gypsy, and an update on the release of The Abandoned.
Hell and Back DVD Contest: Prize Details: (5) Winners will receive (1) DVD copy of Hell and Back.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Hell and Back Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01 am EST on January 12th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2015) – Freestyle Digital Media announced today that their star-studded animated comedy HELL & BACK from directors Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman will be released on VOD and DVD on January 5th, 2016, following its wide theatrical debut on September 25th, 2015.
Lending their voices to the adult comedy romp about a best friend misadventure into the underworld are Nick Swardson (GROWN UPS 2), Mila Kunis (TED), Danny McBride (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS), Susan Sarandon (THELMA & LOUISE), Bob Odenkirk (“BETTER CALL SAUL”), TJ Miller (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON series, BIG HERO 6), and Rob Riggle (21 JUMP STREET). The film was written by Gianas (“Saturday Night Live”), Hugh Sterbakov (“Robot Chicken”), and Zeb Wells (“Robot Chicken”) and produced by Alexander Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, and Eric Blyler.
Remy, Augie, and Curt have been best friends since birth. When they jokingly take a blood oath and break it, Curt is dragged to Hell to be sacrificed. The guys must risk everything to save their friend from a slew of misfit demons, Greek legends, and the Devil himself. Are they prepared? No, absolutely not.
Recent Freestyle titles include the UK hit NORTHERN SOUL, which screened at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the hit horror-comedy ZOMBEAVERS, Cinderella tale AFTER THE BALL starring Portia Doubleday and Chris Noth, THE DEVIL’S VIOLINIST starring international superstar violinist David Garret, THREE NIGHT STAND starring Emmanuelle Chriqui, and the teen thriller THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT.
About Freestyle Digital Media:
Freestyle Digital Media, LLC was launched in November 2011 by the late Susan Jackson, Co-President and founder of independent theatrical distributor Freestyle Releasing, LLC and North American sales company Turtles Crossing, LLC, and by Freestyle Releasing co-founder Mark Borde. Freestyle Digital Media supplies quality commercial film and TV content directly to all US VOD/SVOD rental DVD/Kiosks and theaters using the latest cloud-based technologies to automate digital workflow. Freestyle’s goal is to provide fresh, well-marketed product and stay on the cutting edge of the ever-compressing windows to ensure that their partners benefit from a platform that delivers an anytime-anywhere capability in the medium of their choice and a positive digital viewing experience on any device in any location."
The Harvesters: Press Release: "They’ve been watching. They’ve been waiting. And now, they are almost here. Broadcast Pictures is proud to announce pre-production on THE HARVESTERS. This frightening new tale of terror is written and directed by Nick Sanford. Set and shot in his home state of Oklahoma, this haunting mystery provides a richly cinematic horror experience unlike any other, utilizing old-fashioned filmmaking techniques and pushing them in a bold and exciting new direction.
On January 18th, 2016, Sanford, along with the film’s producers Laurie Cummings (BLUEBERRY HALL), Paul Lister (BY DAWN) and James Oster (aka JimmyO from JoBlo.com and Arrow In The Head) will launch a distinct crowdfunding opportunity for genre fans everywhere.
Synopsis: On Halloween in Baileyville, Oklahoma, a journalist who prides herself on objective reporting discovers that she is trapped in the middle of a series of horrifying murders and disappearances. When the terror intensifies and a countdown begins, the people closest to Jane are put in danger and her journalistic stance on “not becoming the story” is put to the ultimate test.
THE HARVESTERS are coming for YOU!
Filmmaker bio: Born and raised in Moore, Oklahoma, Nick Sanford began his filmmaking career by flooding his parents’ back porch while trying to shoot a remake of “Titanic” that got him grounded, but started a lifelong passion of entertaining people with cameras. He nearly failed his senior year of high school when making a no-budget, feature-length crime comedy “Black Lightning,” then swept Oklahoma and Texas film festivals with the horror-drama “Tempus Fugit.” Sanford, along with a trio of producers, is beginning work on his next film, “The Harvesters,” a horror-mystery with the intent of “giving audiences an ambitious big-screen experience” with its roots in 70s classics like “Jaws,” “Halloween,” and “Alien.”"
Gypsy: Press Release: "Beverly Hills, Calif., January 5, 2016 — Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, has ordered a 10-episode season of the one-hour psychological thriller Gypsy, a new series from Universal Television, Working Title and writer Lisa Rubin.
Gypsy follows the journey of Jean Holloway – a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives. Liza Chasin and Lisa Rubin will serve as executive producers, with Rubin also serving as writer. Rubin’s additional upcoming projects include adapting best-selling novel I Was Here by Gayle Forman for New Line and adapting the novel Food Whore for DreamWorks. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are also executive producers. The series is set to premiere in 2017.
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 69 million members in over 60 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Universal Television
Universal Television is one of the largest and most successful television production companies in the United States. The studio currently produces more than 20 primetime series as well as late night and reality programs for a variety of network, cable, and digital platforms. Acclaimed series produced by Universal Television include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project, Master of None, Bates Motel, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med., among numerous others, and all of NBC's successful late night programs. Universal Television is a division of NBCUniversal, which develops, produces and markets the best entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
About Working Title TV
Working Title TV is the television division of Working Title Films. With more than 60 Academy Award nominations and more than 5 billion dollars in global box office, the company is one of the most prolific and successful production companies in the industry. Working Title is currently represented on the big screen with the critically praised The Danish Girl, starring Golden Globe nominees Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.
With offices in Los Angeles and London, Working Title TV has enjoyed great success with programming on HBO, NBC, PBS and on the BBC and Sky Television in the UK. The company has two upcoming projects for broadcast; “London Spy”, starring Ben Whishaw, will premiere on January 21st on BBC America and, “You, Me and the Apocalypse”, starring Rob Lowe and Diana Rigg, will premiere on January 28th on NBC. The company recently produced the hit NBC comedy “About a Boy,” based on the Working Title Film of the same name.
The company also enjoyed critical and popular success with the adaptation of Sebastian Faulk’s novel Birdsong, which starred Eddie Redmayne, and which aired on PBS in 2013. Working Title TV is overseen by industry veteran Andrew Stearn and Working Title president Liza Chasin."
The Abandoned: The Abandoned will be released on January 8th in New York City and on VOD / Digital, followed by a January 22nd release in Los Angeles:
"JANUARY 8 NYC
IFC Midnight will be releasing day and date with VOD and Digital as well.
JANUARY 22 LOS ANGELES
Director Eytan Rockaway makes his feature film directorial debut in this tense thriller that blurs the lines between illness and reality to mirror the traumatized psyche of the protagonist in a story that challenges the power of our own perception.
Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman. Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Martha Marcy May Marlene’s Louisa Krause) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence lurking deep within the bowels of the decaying building. With her nerves already on edge, Streak must confront demons both real and imagined as she struggles to keep a grip on her sanity. Jason Patric (The Lost Boys) co-stars in this harrowing thrill ride."