Hungry for the delectable and deadly atmosphere of Michael Dougherty's Trick ’r Treat following the announcement last week that Legendary comics is releasing graphic novels of Trick ’r Treat and the upcoming Krampus? If so, then you might dig Cavity Colors' Cakepop Sam print, the latest addition to their Deadly Desserts line. The print depicts the creepy creature from Trick ’r Treat as a cake pop that's a festive feast for the eyes. Also featured in our latest round-up are details on the Kickstarter campaign for world-renowned special effects master Hiroshi Katagiri's debut film, Gehenna – Where Death Lives, as well as release details on Scream Factory's Blu-ray of the Patricia Arquette-starring possession film, Stigmata.

Cake Pop Sam Print: Cavity Colors' "Cakepop Sam" print is now available to purchase for $15.00:

  • "Signed by Aaron Crawford
  • High quality 8 x 10 inch Giclee Print
  • Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free Velvet 100% Cotton Paper"

To learn more about Cavity Colors' Deadly Desserts line, visit:



Gehenna: Where Death Lives Kickstarter Campaign: Hiroshi Katagiri's Gehenna – Where Death Lives Kickstarter is steadily gaining support, with over $90,000 of its $220,000 goal currently pledged. There are 17 days to go before the Kickstarter campaign concludes. If you want to see this project—described as a mix between The Twilight Zone and supremely scary Japanese horror films—come to life on the big screen, you can learn more about bringing it to fruition:

Press Release - "LOS ANGELES, CA (March 3, 2015) – Hiroshi Katagiri is a longtime special effects artist who helped create some of the most renowned and revered creatures in cinema. He has announced he’s making the bold jump to producing and directing his first-ever feature, an indie horror film called GEHENNA … Where Death Lives. Large parts of Hollywood’s practical effects community, impressed with the script and fans of his talent, have come aboard to support him. Katagiri promises “a film that fans of high-quality indie horror will love and respect.”

Katagiri was born in Japan, loved film as a child. He moved to the US at 18 and found success as a primary artist at Stan Winston Studios, mastering the art of sculpture and character creation on films by Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, A.I., and War of the Worlds), Rob Marshal, Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, and others. Other big-budget film credits include The Wolverine, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alien v Predator Requiem, Cabin in the Woods, and The Hunger Games; TV credits include The X-Files where he was part of an Emmy Award winning team. He most loves the horror genre, and has written and directed several acclaimed horror shorts. For Karagiri, directing his own horror feature was the next logical step.

GEHENNA … Where Death Lives tells a story of 4 people scouting resort locations in Saipan, a remote Pacific Island. At one location, they find a hidden cave-like structure which they decide to explore. Soon they realize it’s a long-abandoned WWII Japanese military installation. They first encounter dried up corpses, then a living, deformed old man. After an explosion, the corpses disappear, and they are sealed inside. Concern becomes fear, and fear becomes terror. Each of the group starts having strange visions borne of private secrets, and their realities blur. They try to use smarts, find clues, and reason it through. As the secrets of the cave unfold, and reality distorts still further, so too does the distinction between life and death, bringing the film to a shocking conclusion.

“Gehenna - Where Death Lives will not rely on gratuitous violence, gore and torture”, says Katagiri. “We will use elements which make any film great - excellent story line, believable characters, talented cast, and amazing practical effects. Our characters are placed in a predicament, which grows and worsens. Worry and concern turn to dread, panic, and terror. For me, the test for success will be if viewers care about the characters so that they find themselves in the film, and their heart beat accelerates. When viewers become immersed, this causes true horror that will scare the heck out of them.”

“I absolutely loved the script, and the reliance on practical effects”, adds Mike Elizalde, President of leading industry effects house Spectral Motion. “So I am firmly committed to the project both for my company and for myself as an artist.”

Legendary effects master Steve Wang – who already created a full-sized “creepy dummy” featured on Kickstarter, along with top concept artist Kouji Tajima, Katagiri’s longtime friend and fine artist Joey Orosco, plus the multi-talented Tim Gore, and A-list artist/painter Neil Winn have all signed on to the powerhouse effects team, and … the lithe and legendary Doug Jones (who played “The Silver Surfer” and a plethora of other-worldly roles) is aboard to play “The Creepy Old Man”.

“I spent years on this script,” adds Katagiri. “Gehenna is biblical term for a horribly evil place, and Saipan was the site of some of the heaviest fighting of WWII with many stories of atrocities. I need to keep my independent vision for this film, so I have come to Kickstarter.”

Katagiri launched his Kickstarter campaign in late February. He is offering Rewards from $6 on up, ranging from a copy of the film, to t-shirts and posters, sculptures and props from the film, even a chance to have Katagiri himself sculpt your face."



Stigmata: Scream Factory will release Stigmata on Blu-ray on May 19th with a batch of bonus features:

Press Release - "A lost soul has just received the wounds of Christ... and a shocking message that will alter history. Featuring performances from Patricia Arquette (TV’s Medium, Boyhood) and Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) with a cutting -edge score by Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins and Elia Cmiral, the visceral thriller Stigmata will make its blu-ray debut May 19th, 2015 courtesy of Scream Factory. Stigmata comes loaded with bonus features, including the featurettes Incredible But True – Stigmata: Marked For Life and Divine Rights: The Story Of Stigmata, which have been previously unavailable in the US; as well as audio commentary with director Rupert Wainwright, deleted scenes and more! Fans can pre-order their copy now by visiting

Frankie Paige (Arquette) has absolutely no faith in God. All of that changes when she suddenly begins to suffer the stigmata — the living wounds of the crucified Christ. Frankie's miraculous bleeding comes to the attention of the Vatican's top investigator, Father Kiernan (Byrne). But when Cardinal Houseman (Jonathan Pryce, Brazil, Ronin), discovers that Frankie is actually channeling an extraordinary and provocative message that could destroy the Church, he's convinced that she — and the force possessing her — must be forever silenced. Determined to stop this deadly conspiracy, Kiernan risks his faith and his life to save her and the message that will change the destiny of mankind forever. Also starring Portia de Rossi (TV’s Arrested Development), Nia Long (Big Momma’s House) and Rade Sherbedgia (Taken 2, X-Men: First Class), Stigmata is a riveting supernatural thriller that’ll leave you breathless.

Stigmata Special Features:

  • Audio commentary with director Rupert Wainwright
  • Incredible But True – Stigmata: Marked For Life (45 Min.)
  • Divine Rights: The Story Of Stigmata (26 Min.)
  • Music Video – “Identify” by Natalie Imbruglia
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer

Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2015 with specific release dates, extras and key art. Meanwhile, fans are encouraged to visit Shout! Factory’s website ( follow them on Facebook ( and Twitter (@Scream_Factory) or to view exclusive video content on YouTube ("

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