Goodnight, mommy? Possible Oscar contender, Goodnight Mommy, will arrive on Blu-ray / DVD on December 1st. Also: theatrical release information for The Funhouse Massacre, a look at Live-Evil photos, and Happy Halloween with Dr. Gangrene videos.
Goodnight Mommy: Press Release: "BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – October 13, 2015 – “Unsettling.” “Terrifying.” “Sinister.” The most talked about movie of summer and one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year, Goodnight Mommy arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD December 1st from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS. The “masterful and artfully unsettling” film, which is generating strong Oscar® buzz as Austria’s official 2016 entry for Best Foreign Language Film, is written and directed by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala, and stars Susanne Wuest (Antares, Judas Goat, Thank You Mr. President), and brothers Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz in their feature film debut.
A worldwide festival favorite, Goodnight Mommy made audiences squirm at the Venice Film Festival, AFI Fest, TIFF, Sitges, Thessaloniki Film Festival and Fantastic Fest.
In a lonesome house in the countryside in the heat of mid-summer, nine-year-old twin brothers await their mother’s return from the hospital. When she comes home with her face obscured by bandages, 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 struggle with fatal consequences on par with The Shining and Dead Ringers in what The Daily Beastcalls “the most terrifying film of the year.”
Goodnight Mommy is available on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on December 1st for the suggested retail price of $26.99 and $22.98, respectively, and includes the special feature “A Conversation with Filmmakers Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala.”
To learn more about the film, please visit www.anchorbayentertainment.com"
The Funhouse Massacre: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA (October 13, 2015) – Petri Entertainment announced today that they have partnered with AMC Independent to release THE FUNHOUSE MASSACRE for a theatrical run in the U.S. The film, directed by Andy Palmer, stars Robert Englund, Jere Burns, Scottie Thompson, Clint Howard and Courtney Gains. THE FUNHOUSE MASSACRE, which was produced by Warner Davis, President of Petri Entertainment, will hit theaters in 15-20 U.S. markets on Friday, November 13th.
On Halloween night, a gruesome group of the United States' most notorious and colorful serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend on a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The unsuspecting carnival goers think that the carnage created is just part of the show, that is, until they become part of the main attraction. The only people left to stop them are a rag-tag group of college kids, a clueless Deputy and the local Sheriff, who seems to have a strange attachment to the leader of this gaggle of maniacs, the silver-tongued devil, “Manny the Prophet.”
The film made its world premiere at HorrorHound in Indianapolis, where it won both Best Feature and Best Special Effects (by Robert Kurtzman, known for his work on IT FOLLOWS, ARMY OF DARKNESS and SCREAM amongst many others).
“We are thrilled to be releasing our film with AMC Independent,” says Warner Davis, Petri Entertainment president. “The Funhouse Massacre is a film you have to see and experience on the big screen with your friends.”
Palmer added, “The film is an homage to all of the best monsters in cinema with the style, gore and self-awareness we loved in the slashers of the 90’s. Those films appealed to horror fans and general moviegoers alike, which is what I hope for Funhouse.”
Live-Evil: "Ghostbusters meets Dawn of the Dead as seen through Rod Serling's Twilight Zone in a film that has the horror community buzzing after several sneak peeks were held at festivals.
Written and directed by Ari Kirschenbaum, Live-Evil stars Vladimir Kulich (The Equalizer),Charlene Amoia (of How I Met Your Mother fame), Vincent M. Ward (Ocean’s Eleven), J. Richey Nash (Fabled) and the legendary Tony Todd (Candyman, TVs The Flash). The soundtrack is composed by Shawn Lee (Bully).
When a small college town police station is besieged by "Evil" on a sleepy Halloween night, Pete, the sheriff, and Hancock, his loyal deputy, are thrown into the middle of holy chess game that could destroy the town, and possibly the world."
Happy Halloween With Dr. Gangrene: Press Release: "Shackle Island Studios and Red Headed Revolution Pictures have unveiled their newest Public Safety Film titled ‘Happy Halloween With Dr. Gangrene.’ The new short film features Larry Underwood as Dr. Gangrene listing a number of safety tips to pint-sized trick-or-treaters. The safety film was written by Larry Underwood and directed by Cameron McCasland. It was filmed in Middle Tennessee and features McCasland's young children Roxie and Marie McCasland as well as Jessica and Joseph Auguon Drake Jr. whom McCasland had previously worked with on other projects. The poster for the short was designed by J. Kyle Kelly at Villain Place in Nashville, TN. Kelly also shared shooting duties and editing on the project. The cartoon image of Dr. Gangrene is courtesy of artist Jeff Carlson.
Underwood said of the project “Halloween is a magical time of year, and we want kids to have fun and be safe out there. You know what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or candy, as the case may be.”
This new public safety film follows in a long line of shorts from collaborators McCasland and Underwood. Their ‘Go Green With Dr. Gangrene’ series ran for several years and received praise from the governor of Tennessee and the Nashville City Council. It also garnered national attention, picking up awards from the AEGIS awards, Ava Awards, MarCom Awards, Blingy Awards, The Accolade Competition, The DV Awards, a Public Service award from the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, and four Emmy nominations from the Midsouth Chapter of the National Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.
'Happy Halloween With Dr. Gangrene' will air on The CW network as well as the NECAT network locally in Nashville, which currently airs re-reruns of the television program Dr. Gangrene Presents. It will also be screening at a number of Halloween-themed events in October hosted by Dr. Gangrene, These include the rock n' roll extravaganza 'Dr. Gangrene's Horror Hootenanny.' A long standing tradition in Nashville now in its twelfth year. You can also catch it on the big screen, and under the stars, at the Franklin Drive-In in Franklin, KY for a terrifying triple feature of A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Goonies, and McCasland’s Tailypo. Tailypo will also be screening this October at Chattanooga's Frightening Ass Film Fest and in Nashville at the Yazoo brewery with ‘Cabin In The Woods’ for Monster Sundays presented by Something About Zombies.
In addition to this new short film, Underwood and McCasland are helping fans celebrate Halloween by making their 2010 Emmy-nominated made for television movie 'The Dreadful Hallowgreen Special' available to stream for free during the month of October on the Dr. Gangrene YouTube channel. The half-hour comedy also features New England's Penny Dreadful and the legendary Count Gore DeVol. Fans of the show will also find a number of other classic episodes and special content available for the Halloween season."