Now in post-production, James Crow's House of Salem stars Andrew-Lee Potts, Anna Nightingale, and Robert Lowe. Also in this round-up: a look at the short horror film called Santa and details on the Pay the Ghost Blu-ray.

House of Salem: Press Release: "Independent film company Last British Dragon has just wrapped filming its second feature-length horror film after “Curse of the Witching Tree”. Written, Produced and Directed once again by James Crow, the film promises to build upon its success in the USA and the UK with another film entering the realms of demonic forces, gothic imagery, and eerie undead spirits.

A group of kidnappers become a child’s unlikely protectors, after finding out they have unwittingly been set up to take part in a deadly game of human sacrifice. As they start to uncover the truth of the safe house they find themselves trapped, they must battle demonic forces in the walls and uncover the terrifying truth of over a hundred years of murder in the name of the Devil.

"Andrew-Lee Potts from ITV’S Primeval and Syfy’s Alice returns to the horror genre for the first time since Red Mist in what he calls a “very Dark and Intense Film”. The film stars Jack Brett Anderson from the forthcoming season of the BBC’s Wolfblood series who said “From the beginning to the end, the script had me captivated, and even at its end I was left still wanting more! So to be a part of this story was an exciting challenge to bring what the script deserved!

Alongside Andrew-Lee Potts is British TV regular Anna Nightingale in a new dark chilling role like nothing she has played before. And fellow BBC and ITV star Robert Lowe. Best known for starring alongside David Tenant in Secret Smile and playing characters Jack Maitland in Primeval and Lee Dewyer in The Bill. Created in co-operation with the prestigious Pauline Quirke Academy, the film features a debut and wealth of new young British talent, including the screen debut of teen actress, Jessica Arterton, alongside a return from Curse of the Witching Tree cast... Dean Maskell, Sarah Rose Denton and Lawrence Weller.

“The film is a lot larger in scale. It’s far more violent, and I also think a lot more disturbing. But I think it stays true to the traditions of psychological horror at the same time. I’m really excited for everyone to see it and show what we have achieved with a much higher budget since the last film. Hopefully, people will find it really exciting!” - James Crow

The film is now in post-production with Pete Coleman returning once again to create a new musical score after rave reviews of his soundtrack on Curse of the Witching Tree. Details are still largely under wraps, but an international release is due next year with more details to follow soon. A twitter has been set up for the film @HouseofSalemUK along with the launch of Last British Dragons new website where you can find updates on House of Salem and all future productions from James Crow and his team."


Santa: "Set on Christmas Eve, a young girl awakens to the sound of Santa in her living room. What she finds standing there is something she can barely comprehend. And she doesn't have time to, either...

Directed by: Dionysis and Manos Atzarakis
Produced by: Thaleia Misailidou and Panagiota Kouaki
Cast: Achilleas Sakelariou, Maria Olympiu, and Apostolis Tampaksis
Director of Photography: Aggelos Mantzios
Music by: Kleanthis Konstantinidis

For more information, visit Santa's IMDB page or Facebook page"


Pay the Ghost: "One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Lawford (Cage) is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can't explain. Together with his estranged wife (Sarah Wayne Callies, AMC's "The Walking Dead"), he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son. In doing so, though, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past."

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    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).