The production of horror anthologyThe Profane Exhibit continues, with Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Helldriver) recently wrapping his segment. Also working on the project are Richard Stanley, Michael Todd Schneider, Marian Dora, Ryan Nicholson and Andrey Iskanov.
Per Twitch, “Japanese cult director Yoshihiro Nishimura has just completed shooting his segment of international horror anthology project ‘The Profane Exhibit’ and he has enlisted a familiar face to help him do so. Nishimura’s ‘Tokyo Gore Police’ star Eihi Shiina – best known for her lead role in Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’ – once again takes the lead for the director in ‘The Hell-Chef’.”
Hit the jump to check out three stills from The Hell-Chef, as well as the film’s full synopsis and poster. READ MORE
Written and directed by Paul Hyett (Award-Winning Special Makeup FX Designer: The Woman In Black, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, Attack The Block, Eden Lake, Centurion, Unknown, The Descent, The Eagle, Ironclad) and starring Sean Pertwee (Equilibrium, Doomsday, Mutant Chronicles, Devil’s Playground, 188.8.131.52.), Rosie Day (Black Books, Fallen Angel, Harley Street), Anna Walton (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, 5 Days of War, Mutant Chronicles, Crusoe), Kevin Howarth (Gallowwalker, The Magnificent Eleven, The Last Horror Movie) and Jemma Powell (Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, The Symmetry Of Love) comes The Seasoning House.
The film from the FX guru is described as a stylish, claustrophobic, nightmarish neo-horror “about Angel, a young Balkan girl forced to work in a rape house during an unspecified war. After she kills a militiaman and goes on the run.”
Shooting is currently underway with a first look provided right here on Bloody. READ MORE
Director Sean J. Vincent took to his official blog to host production diaries and to let his readers choose the official poster for his UK haunted The Addicted. Empire shares the winning poster that’s posted inside.
The site explains that “the haunted-house tale revolves around recovering addicting David, a resident at The Manor rehabilitation unit in 1987 who comes under the twisted ‘care’ of clinical director Chris Hunter. Instead of nursing David to health, Hunter keeps him hooked, before poisoning him with toxic heroin and leaving him with horrifically scarred. Medical bastard. While the evil director is carrying on with his wife, David kills himself.
Picking up 25 years later, Hunter’s daughter Nicole, an aspiring TV journo, makes the not entirely sensible decision to spend the night at the now-derelict clinic, filming the place with her boyfriend.”
The only casting I could conjure up is Jenny Gayner. READ MORE
Out of EFM we caught wind of a new horror project from director Glenn Withrow entitled The Mooring. We’ve also got our hands on the trailer and official sales poster.
“A group of gadget-addicted teenage girls come together in Idaho to work through a program run by psychologist Nancy. It’s a program about change, losing dependency on technology and forming real relationships. They set off up river in a houseboat, but are soon forced to moor and camp on a riverbank in the middle of nowhere. During the night, a strange, aggressive couple moors beside them, harassing the group. When the couple departs the next morning, Nancy decides to leave the girls briefly to get the boat fixed. The drifters return, setting out on a murderous rampage, hunting the girls down one-by-one through a thick, claustrophobic Idaho forest.”
Hallie Todd, Thomas Wilson Brown, Karli Blalock, Anna Goodwin, Larissa Hayden, Lilli Hendrickson, Erin McIntosh, Olivia Meyer, Hailee Naccarato, Jessica Pepeli, Katie Simpson and Brooklyn Tate all star. READ MORE
Camelot Entertainment Group announced today that it will co-produce an interactive zombie comedy titled Deliver Me To Hell, about zombie filled streets where only delivery boys brave to save the world.
Hell is to be produced by New Zealand filmmaker Logan McMillan , who originally created an interactive short to promote the pizza chain Hell’s Pizza. It’s an interactive adventure where the viewer chooses the path of characters and decides their fate. To date, the short has received over 5.9 million views on YouTube. Watch it above.
“I’ve worked with Logan on his first movie so I know his talent,” says Jessica Kelly, Co-President of CDG. “When he pitched us the idea, it was too creative and refreshing to pass up. It might even be the beginning to a new line of interactive films for Camelot.” READ MORE
LA-by-way-of-England singer Carina Round will be releasing a new album, Tigermending, on May 1st. The album will feature guest appearances from Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Brian Eno, and Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins).
Round says the recording process was a “…time and freedom to experiment and explore,” which gave each song a unique personality, ranging from “guitar ragers, acoustic beauties, electronic epics, a little prog moment and all the good stuff in between with a strong backbone running through the whole record.”
The singer was the opening act for recent Puscifer tours as well as pulling double-duty and singing with the band.
Imagination Worldwide, who doesn’t have much of a “quality” track record when it comes to horror, is at EFM selling Devil Seed (formerly The Darkness), which is directed and co-written by Greg A. Sager, and stars Vanessa Broze, Michelle Argyris, Shantelle Canzanese, Kevin Jake Walker, Wayne Conroy and Michael G. Wilmot.
We’ve landed the bloody sales art and the following plot crunch: “Alexandra is a lively college student returning to live with her roommates, Jessica and Breanne after the summer holidays. After a night of drinking, Alex agrees to a psychic reading to learn about her future with her boyfriend, Brian, but during the reading a dramatic turn of events causes SOMETHING to go drastically wrong. When Alex awakes the next day, she can’t remember the events of the night before. She begins to hear creepy noises, hallucinate, black out and receive unidentifiable scratch marks all over her body. Afraid she’s going crazy, she seeks help from her friends but Jessica, Breanne and Brian are incapable of comprehending the scope of the darkness descending UPON her. Instead, Alex receives help from a school professor and his father who have dealt with the supernatural before. But as Alex’s condition worsens, it becomes apparent that it may already be too late to stop the entity from using Alex’s body as a gateway into our world.”
Solaris Filmwerks tipped us to their new horror project, Prosper, which comes from Deronte Smith.
“What happens when a few kids in a sleepy suburban neighborhood meet their new neighbor, a seductive Satan worshipping witch with a command over the spirit world? On the night of Winter Solstice six teens will meet to play what they think is a game, or fictitious ritual, with the promise of prosperity in their lives. But when the binding circle is broken, the spirit world runs amuck in the house leaving only one to bear witness to the beginning of the myth – the urban legend… she lives.”
April Hollingsworth, Davien Harlis, Nicholas Wolfe, Shayla Love, Anastasia Pekhtereva, Walnette Santiago, Renier Cortes, Samme William, Diva Tyler and Garrick Parks all star. Check out the art inside and more at Facebook. READ MORE
Freestyle Digital Media will release the undead horror comedy Deadheads on home video March 6, says the official Facebook. The pic won prizes at the Traverse City Film Festival 2011 and the Newport Beach Film Festival 2011.
Deadheads’ starring Michael McKiddy and Ross Kidder, “follows two zombie slackers who find themselves surprisingly reborn from the dead amid a disastrous zombie outbreak. After discovering an engagement ring in his coat pocket, one enlists his new found zombie pal to embark on a quest in search of his lost love.”
Starring Sophie Dee, Cory Jacob, JD Fairman, Shawn C. Phillips and Veronica Ricci, above you’ll find the trailer for the new horror anthology Theatre of the Deranged, which arrives on DVD this June from Worldwide Media.
“Andy the Arsonist welcomes everyone to his theater of derange for a wild night of thrills, chills and spills. Andy kick’s off the night by hosting five short horror films from some of the best Horror Writer/Directors (James Cullen Bressack, Shawn C. Phillips, Liz Gilbert, Brian Dorton, and Creep Creepersin ) in the indie scene.” READ MORE
Celluloid Nightmares has picked up international rights outside Asia to English-language action horror Dead Mine, co-produced by HBO Asia and Singapore-based Infinite Studios, reports Screen Daily.
“It tells the story of a group of treasure hunters who venture into the Indonesian jungle to search for gold looted by Japanese forces during World War II. But they find themselves under attack and trapped underground in a Japanese Imperial Army bunker.”
Directed and co-written by UK director Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad), the film stars cult Japanese action star Miki Mizuno (Bayside Shakedown), UK actors Sam Hazeldine and Les Loveday and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.
The film, currently in post-production, marks the first time that HBO Asia has produced a feature in Asia. Celluloid Nightmares will also represent Japanese rights.
Infinite Studios, previously called Infinite Frameworks, is a production and facilities company which is constructing new studio developments in Singapore and the Indonesian island of Batam. Dead Mine was filmed on Batam, both on location and at Infinite’s sound stages. READ MORE
Content announced today that Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz, the third installment of the Outpost franchise, will go into production on April 10. The film is set to shoot in Scotland and Yorkshire.
Kieran Parker will direct the script penned by Rae Brunton. The cast includes Bryan Larkin (Battleground) as the lead Russian Dolokhov and James “The Colossus” Thompson – Ultimate Combat World Heavy Weight Champion as The Berserker.
The third Outpost will be an origin story with new baddies and Nazi Zombies cage fighting with Russian Special Forces! Content’s Jamie Carmichael promise sit’ll be “the goriest and most violent fight fest seen.”
Official plot: “In the third installment we’ll discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers and see them in ferocious gladiatorial battle against the most ruthless and notorious of all military special forces: the Russian Spetsnaz.”” READ MORE
Taking cue from Fox’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the indie Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, which is currently lensing in Savannah, Georgia. Bloody Disgusting was sent a handful of first ever images. Dig on ‘em below!
Written and directed by Richard Schenkman for Asylum, “When the brutal Civil War rages on, Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task: Destroying the Confederate Undead!”
The film is to be pre-sold at Berlin. The first pics below show Bill Oberst Jr. in full Lincoln-mode. READ MORE
Below you’ll find Don Allen‘s video review for Chris Witherspoon’s Rage, which stars Audrey Walker, Rick Crawford and Chris Witherspoon. In addition, we’ve also added Brad McHargue’s written review here. He wasn’t a fan…
“A thirty something man who lives in a suburb just outside of Portland says goodbye to his beautiful and loving wife and heads into town. There he unintentionally provokes the wrath of a mysterious motorcyclist. The confrontation between the two, sets in motion a day long battle. Beginning in the form of harmless taunts then quickly escalating into something more serious and then into something unimaginable.” READ MORE
Above we’ve posted the teaser trailer for Gary Michael Schultz’s horror comedy road trip movie Devil In My Ride, which stars Frank Zieger, Erin Breen, Joey Bicicchi, Llou Johnson and horror icon Sid Haig.
“Doreen is about to marry the man of her dreams, Hank a mild mannered guy who is equally as excited about marrying Doreen. However Doreen’s older brother a wild man named Travis, who’s been estranged from her for several years’ shows up to make amends, but instead accidently, curses her. Doreen is now possessed by the devil. In Las Vegas is a homeless man known as Johnny Priest who is the last known person to perform an exorcism in America. It’s up to Travis and Hank to put aside their differences and travel from Chicago to Las Vegas to get Doreen an exorcism before it’s too late and her soul is lost forever.”
Son of Terror director Antony DeGennaro is back with a new indie production, Sisterhood of Death, which stars Larry Laverty, Dolores Rogers, Ashley Morrison and Ricco DiStefano.
“The film follows Franky, the prowling tom cat, and Jessica, Franky’s dream girl, in a story of lust and deception, it’s a twisted look at what men and women think about each other out there on the streets of life.”
Check out the first still above and art below. Weeew that’s fugly. READ MORE
Opening in extremely limited theaters April 6 is Joe Ciminera’s indie sci-fi horror feature Purification. We’ve landed the trailer above, with more at the film’s official website.
“Bret Fitzpatrick (Joe Ciminera), a wealthy real estate investor located in New York, is caught between reality and the supernatural. There he crosses paths with people who are in a stationary place for the terrible things they have done in their lifetime. As Bret begins to wake up to the dark forces from his devastating past, he confronts members of the underworld and has 24 hours to redeem himself.” READ MORE
After filming the above short film “Infested Ship”, filmmakers will be returning to the ship to film a full feature entitled Haunted Ship. The cast and crew will be living aboard the ship during the filmmaking.
Being helmed by Jack Skyyler, Alex Zinzopoulos, & Joel Brook, the film is a psychological/supernatural horror film shooting aboard the U.S.S. Salem. The U.S.S. Salem is a 700 foot heavy gun cruiser. The ship is believed to be haunted and has been documented by Ghost Hunters and A&E’s “Ghost Story.”
“The cast and crew of a reality TV show are sealed into the haunted ship, the U.S.S. Salem, from sunset to sunrise. They intend to film a Halloween special; but instead, they become victims of a supernatural predator who turns them against each other and begins to kill them off one by one. . .”
Lance Henriksen, Sean Elliot, Rose Sirna, and Jimmy Gonzalez will all star in Sean Elliot & Scooter Downey’s It’s In The Blood, a new indie that’s now got a trailer and official website.
“When a father and son become stranded in the wild, they must confront the horrors of their past to escape with their lives.”
The site writes: “‘It’s In the Blood’ is a wholly unique cinematic movement. At its core a father-son story, the film is a deconstruction of the prototypical “creature feature”, incorporating elements of mystical realism and psychological thriller. We call it a Psyche-Saga. Lance Henriksen stars in this nightmarish descent into the Wilderness, the very heart of darkness where more than your guilt can eat you alive.” READ MORE
We’ve just landed the first trailer for Alan Rowe Kelly & Anthony Sumner’s horror anthology Gallery of Fear, which stars Jerry Murdock, Zoe Daelman Chlanda, Alan Rowe Kelly, Don Money,Terry M. West, Katherine O’Sullivan, Raine Brown, Benzy, Shane Kulman, Mike Lane, Robert Norman, Miguel Lopez, Jessie May Laumann, Tom Lanier & Debbie Rochon (wew!).
From SouthPaw Pictures/TinyCore Pictures, the Gallery of Fear features 4 chilling tales of terror: “Critic’s Choice,” “By Her Hand, She Draws You Down,” “Down the Drain,” and “A Far Cry From Home.” READ MORE
More VMI goodies for Berlin as we’ve landed first details and art for Would You Rather, the David Guy Levy-directed thriller starring Prom Night‘s Brittany Snow, porn star Sasha Grey, Re-Animator‘s Jeffrey Combs, and John Heard.
“Iris has been taking care of her brother, Raleigh, ever since her parents died in an accident. Raleigh is struggling with Leukemia and as his health gets worse, the bills get more expensive. Iris is desperate and jobless.
Miraculously, her doctor introduces her to the fabulously wealthy and powerful Shepard Lambrick, who presents Iris with an opportunity to compete in a game. If she wins, the Lambrick Foundation will find a donor for her brother and pay for the rest of his treatment. Iris accepts the invitation.
When she arrives, she meets her fellow opponents – all desperate individuals with their own tragic stories, each hoping to find salvation through Shepard Lambrick¹s game of Would You Rather. (His own twist on the popular children¹s game.)
However, Shepard Lambrick¹s version of Would You Rather is definitely not for children. It requires that the players act on their decisions, within seconds. Almost immediately the game becomes life threatening.
Anyone who tries to leave and not continue the game will be shot on the spot. As the rounds progress, the contestants are pushed to their extremes and soon players begin to be eliminated forever.” READ MORE
Theming the morning with Asian horror, below you’ll find the trailer for Tokyo Species, a Japanese spin on Species starring porn star Maria Ozawa. The trailer is very NSFW.
“Michiko a high school girl had committed suicide, but she was resuscitated by an alien parasitism. While she brutally murdered men and spawned one after another, her friend Rika met Mayumi. Mayumi was told that she was parasitized by a gentle alien. They decided to fight Michiko.” Minami Marika, Mizuse Manami, Namiko, Kobayashi Kazunori, Kouno Tomonori, Oosako Shigeo, and Akikawa Yuri also star.
It comes from the people behind The Big Tits Dragon and Machine Girl. READ MORE
Starring Chrissie Chau, Van Fan Yi-chen, Deng Jia Jia and Jill Hsu Jie-er comes a super strange Chinese slasher by the name of Nightclub School Hospital.
While there are no details available online, it’s a slasher that appears to have a lot of dancing in it (and Jurassic Park sound effects). We’ve landed the international trailer inside, with a series of posters available here. I’m sure we’ll hear more out of Berlin this coming week… READ MORE
The first trailer has been embedded for Jeremiah Buckhalt’s indie Blood Widow, which stars Danielle Lilley, Brandon Kyle Peters, Christopher de Padua, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Emily Cutting, Kelly Kilgore, Phillip Marunowski, and introducing Gabrielle Henry.
From Arcania Pictures, “Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was shuttered in the wake of an unspeakable massacre. The sole survivor of that massacre still resides in the ruins of the school, hiding from the world and wanting only to be left alone. When Laurie and Hugh’s friends explore the property, they have no idea that they disturbed an emotionally-broken killing machine: The Blood Widow.”