The Tennessee Wraith Chasers and Chip Coffey want to, as Ace Ventura would say, "Exorcise the demons", from the original Exorcist House. Also: a trailer for Goodnight Mommy, first details on Zombie Day Apocalypse, and a new clip for My Stepdaughter.
Exorcism: Live! Press Release (via TV by the Numbers): "(Los Angeles, CA) – Destination America announces it will host the first LIVE televised exorcism in U.S. history, EXORCISM: LIVE! on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9/8c. The network dedicated to all-American entertainment will revisit the story and the frightening house that inspired the iconic movie The Exorcist on its 66th anniversary this October. The live event will take place at the original Exorcist House in the suburbs of St. Louis where the infamous ritual was performed on Roland Doe in 1949. No one has ever attempted to rid the lurking spirits and demons that inhabit this home, until now. EXORCISM: LIVE! airs on Destination America on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9/8c.
EXORCISM: LIVE! will feature Destination America’s cast of the hit series GHOST ASYLUM, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, as well as a world-renowned psychic medium, Chip Coffey. Follow along as the team embarks on what is considered by many a dangerous search. They will explore each crevice of this terrifying home from the attic to the basement, to find whatever or whomever has scared Americans to death for decades. The ghost hunting team will use state of the art technology to do daytime and nighttime investigations, documenting as much evidence as they can of these true-life demonic entities on live TV.
“As we step into one of the most haunted and well-known spirit destinations in America, EXORCISM:LIVE! will show exactly what is inside this infamous, highly dangerous and possessed home,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “By actually exorcising this iconic house live, Destination America will do what it does best -- bringing never before seen experiences to television”.
Destination America will also give viewers the opportunity to take an active part in EXORCISM: LIVE! by following the multiple live camera feeds set up around the house online at DestinationAmerica.com. Viewers can track and report any mysterious anomalies they may see on their own screens throughout the special. The network will also host a LIVE Twitter chat with select tweets appearing live on air.
EXORCISM: LIVE! is produced for Destination America by Tremendous! Entertainment with Colleen Needles Steward and Shannon Keenan Demers as executive producers. At Destination America, Sara Helman and Jodi Tovay are the developers, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Life Channel, and Discovery Family Channel."
Goodnight Mommy: "In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine-year-old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is. What ensues is a terrifying observational struggle with fatal consequences on par with THE SHINING and DEAD RINGERS."
Zombie Day Apocalypse: Press Release: "LOS ANGELES - July 30, 2015 - Portland Film Festival announced today a record-setting special filmed event, Zombie Day Apocalypse, to be held on Labor Day during the 2015 Portland Film Festival, which will take place September 1st - 7th. Zombie Day Apocalypse, to occur on Monday, September 7th, will attempt to set a new Guinness Book of World Records for most extras in a short film. Director George C. Romero, son of iconic horror director George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead), will direct.
Award-winning makeup artists Conor McCullough (The Hunger Games) and Jason Collins (The Maze Runner, Firefly) will oversee makeup effects. Randall Jahnson (The Doors, The Mask of Zorro) wrote the screenplay, and Portland Film Festival Founder and Executive Producer Josh Leake is producing the filmed event. Additional collaborators include the Pander Brothers (Dark Horse Comics), who are creating graphics and imagery.
An anticipated cast of thousands are expected for the all-day holiday event, which will also include a late night surprise zombie film graveyard screening.
Additional details and sign-up information can be found at: www.portlandfilmfestival.com.
Said Portland Film Festival founder and Executive Director Josh Leake, "Zombie Day Apocalypse perfectly captures the renegade spirit and vision of the Portland Film Festival, and we're honored to be working with George Romero Jr., and a truly talented group of filmmakers to redefine cinematic history and set a new Guinness world record. I invite all zombie lovers, cinema fans and filmmakers from around the world to join us in creating an unforgettable zombie film experience this Labor Day, and celebrate this unique Portland Film Festival event."
The fourth annual Portland Film Festival will take place September 1 - 7th, 2015, in Portland, Oregon, at seven venues throughout the city, including historic theatres and community venues.
The 2015 Portland Film Festival will announce the full festival lineup the first week of August, including all competition films, special events and guests, master classes, and more. Festival passes are available now, and tickets for all screenings and events will be available upon the announcement of the full lineup.
Lineup and ticket info: www.portlandfilmfestival.com"
My Stepdaughter: Press Release: "LOS ANGELES (July 13, 2015) – Two chillingly twisted feature films, Dangerous Company and My Stepdaughter, arrive on Digital HD and On Demand August 1 from MarVista Digital Entertainment (MVDE).
My Stepdaughter follows Jill (Emmanuelle Vaugier, “Mistresses”), a recently remarried woman trying to connect with her teenage stepdaughter Casey (Niki Koss, “Girl on the Edge”) while raising her own young daughter, Lydia (Ava Acres). Secretive, with a penchant for dark clothes and black makeup, Casey tries her best to create a rift between her dad and Jill. When Jill’s mother suddenly and mysteriously dies, she suspects Casey is somehow involved. As Jill puts the puzzle pieces of her mother’s death together, a deadly battle for control ensues between mother and stepdaughter with Lydia’s life hanging in the balance.
These heart-pounding mysteries, full of plot twists and chills, will be available on Amazon, Comcast Xfinity, Google Play, iTunes, Vimeo and VUDU, as well as On Demand with Charter, DirecTV, Verizon, and Vubiquity."