Marketing Macabre Top Ten News Stories July 2021

08/04/2021

Marketing Macabre Top Ten News Stories July 2021 10. Sneak Peek at ShadowMarsh starring Lew Temple, Mike Ferguson, Dave Sheridan, and Felissa Rose Sneak Peek at Matt Leal’s new film, SHADOWMARSH starring Lew Temple (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Walking Dead), Mike Ferguson (Apex Predators, The Devil’s Heist), Dave Sheridan (The Devil’s Rejects, Scary Movie), Jackson Everest (Z Dead End), Ellen Woomer (A Death Perspective), and the amazing Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp). Due out later this year. READ FULL ARTICLE 9. The Poltergeist Diaries now available on Spectrum Director JÓZSEF GALLAI gripping new paranormal thriller THE POLTERGEIST DIARIES starring András Korcsmáros, Kata Kuna, Péter Inoka and ERIC ROBERTS arrives on SPECTRUM VOD from BAYVIEW ENTERTAINMENT. Strange events plague a man and a documentary filmmaker as they try and solve the mystery behind the man’s missing brother. READ FULL ARTICLE 8. Official Trailer: Paralyzed with Fear featuring Kane Hodder Glenn Berggoetz’s PARALYZED WITH FEAR starring Kane Hodder, Haidyn,Harvey, and Andrea Rabold has been acquired by Bayview Entertainment. Sometimes Fear Can’t Be Escaped… This is the official trailer. When Chemock, a 15th-century demon, is unwittingly unleashed upon a household of women, Chemock begins to terrorize the women one by one. As Chemock’s power grows, the amount of carnage he inflicts also grows, and he eventually does battle not only with the women, but also with a belligerent preacher. READ FULL ARTICLE 7. Lilian Mortis joins “Death House” The Haunting Begins Dream Cinema Production will be going into pre-production soon on their new horror feature film from writer / director Philip Cable, titled “Death House: The Haunting Begins”. Lilian Mortis (Cannibal Hookers, 14 Ghosts, Seasons) has signed on to join the cast of “Death House: The Haunting Begins”. Lilian is a featured performer at The Metal Sideshow, a performer at Drac’Haus and an actress at Hollywood Werewolf READ FULL ARTICLE 6. Vortex: The Dawn of Sovereignty comes out on DVD & Digital on August 10 Filmmaker Michel Rousseau’s new science fiction feature, Vortex: The Dawn of Sovereignty is coming out on DVD & Digital August 10, 2021 from Bayview Entertainment. In 2047 rebels created an encrypted communication network. Among them, Serena, a teenager secretly develops glasses to detect vortexes. What will this opening to the unknown reveal? READ FULL ARTICLE 5. Lockdown 2025 available on July 2nd from Midnight Releasing LOCKDOWN: 2025 is a new science fiction / thriller from director Michael Sean Hall and it is available July 2, 2021 on VOD from Midnight Releasing. SYNOPSIS: In the shadows of a highly contagious virus, a family seeks shelter in the safety of their own home during a nationwide LOCKDOWN, in which MARTIAL LAW is declared. With nowhere to go and danger approaching, the family is forced to confront the evil from within before it consumes them all. READ FULL ARTICLE 4. Room 9 … Part II “They Turned Us Into Killers” starts filming August 2021 Thomas Walton announces the follow up to his newly released Room 9 horror film starring Kane Hodder, Michael Berryman, and Scout Taylor-Compton. Room 9 – part II “They Turned Us Into Killers” will start filming in August 2021. Walton says part II will be both a prequel and a sequel to the first movie with many of the stars from the original returning. READ FULL ARTICLE 3. NSFW on locations photos from Human Hibachi 2 Director Mario Cerrito III turns up the gore volume during the latest film shoot for the cannibal sequel, Human Hibachi 2. We bring you deep into the production with some candid footage not for the faint of heart. READ FULL ARTICLE 2. Defending a Serial Killer available now from Vesuvian Books In 1982, ambitious law student Jim Potts was recruited to assist in writing a death penalty appeal for notorious convicted serial killer, Michael Dee Mattson. In DEFENDING A SERIAL KILLER: THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL [Vesuvian Books, July 20, 2021], Potts shares his experience and the moral and ethical challenges attorneys face in fulfilling their duties to defend a client. READ FULL ARTICLE 1. MURDERCO is the Nations First R-Rated Horror Escape Experience MurderCo is the Nations First R-Rated Horror Escape Experience. For those who dare to enter the Black Market Escape Rooms, be prepared to meet our family – Juggernaut, the mad scientist, Sideshow, the homicidal psychotic clown, Oblivion, the war veteran, and Maneater, the cross-dressing serial killer. READ FULL ARTICLE

Social Thriller THE INFLUENCER from Director Meghan Weinstein Arrives September 14

08/04/2021

BREAKING GLASS TARGETS SOCIAL MEDIA CULTURE WITH SOCIAL THRILLER THE INFLUENCER THIS SEPTEMBER Watch Trailer Breaking Glass Pictures is set to release the comedy thriller The Influencer, a satirical tale that examines the life of a vain social media influencer from first-time director Meghan Weinstein (producer of IFC Midnight’s The Djinn). “The Influencer is way more relevant now than when I wrote it three years ago, it reflects real life in ways I didn’t expect”, said Weinstein. “Watching how internet virality has led to such a dramatic spike in consumerism and waste with fast-fashion, or an obsession with how we appear online, it warps reality and values for so many people in an effort to distract us from the bigger issues going on in the world.” The film stars real life influencer and comedian Kasia Szarek (A24’s Pleasure), with supporting cast led by Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera, star of the viral online series Girls Like Magic and CEO of OML.tv. The Influencer diverts from glamorizing the lifestyle, and instead takes a critical view on consumerism and questions; what if someone could use their online influence to do something bigger than just sell products? Abbie Rose is a popular social-media influencer known for her lifestyle, fashion and makeup videos. One night she signs a coveted contract with Nutrocon, a notorious cosmetic company known to pollute, test on animals and treat female workers unfairly… Immediately, she’s taken down and tied up in her home by a group of masked activists. Overnight, they force Abbie through the filming of a video, advertising a mysterious new makeup kit. As the hacker’s plan unfolds, we learn the real reason for their visit and as Abbie’s facade fades we learn more about the lies she’s been living. “I think there are a lot of young people who want to change things but don’t know how and that kind of helplessness can lead to a lot of anger, but this movie is a fun exploration of what can happen when that leads to action and they start figuring out ways to turn the system on itself”, said Weinstein. “Timely and topical, The Influencer is an amazing directorial debut from Meghan Weinstein”, said Rich Wolff, CEO of Breaking Glass Pictures. “We are proud to have it as part of our catalogue.” The Influencer will be released September 14 on iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, FandangoNOW, through local cable & satellite providers, and on DVD. CAST & CREW Kasia Szarek // Abbie Rose Kasia Szarek (@kasia) is a real-life Instagram influencer who naturally gained an online following with her comedic personality and glamorous pin-up style. She promotes loving yourself and having fun no matter your size, and often gets messages from followers on how her posts inspire them to embrace their curves. She can be seen in the upcoming A24 film Pleasure. Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera // Three Australian-Sri Lanken actor Shantell Abeydeera is also a writer and LGBTQ content-creator, best known for her viral Youtube series Girls Like Magic. She is CEO of queer-content network OML Media and her new online-series Dating in Place premiered in 2020 on their channel Revry. She is currently in pre-production for her next feature film collaboration with The Influencer director Meghan Weinstein. Meghan Weinstein // Director/Writer Meghan is a feisty writer, director, producer and multi-media artist based in Los Angeles. She is able to extract root emotions and toy with iconic sensibilities to portray the breaking of the status quo and uplift viewers. She is absolutely one to keep tabs on as her works are quickly gaining attention.” – 1126LA Meghan Weinstein is an L.A. based Canadian filmmaker, who grew up in Vancouver B.C. and San Francisco. Her films capture the absurd and often hilarious complexities of human connection, while featuring carefully casted ensembles and eye-catching imagery. She loves collaborating with actors to create quirky, out-of-the-box characters. Her coming-of-age comedy, Trippin’ with the Folks, won several awards in 2017 including Best Short Film and Best Supporting Actress. She’s directed two award-winning web series; the off-the-wall sketch comedy, My Delivery Guy and Terms and Conditions, which earned her a Best Director nomination in 2019. A master of indie-production, Meghan has produced many award-winning short projects and 3 independent feature films, including rock musical thriller Dead Envy, distributed by The Orchard/Random Media. She produced The Djinn, a psychological monster thriller that released in May 2021, distributed by IFC Films, and is now streaming on VOD and IFC Midnight. She is currently in pre-production to direct her next feature film, a female-led psychological thriller starring Shantell Abeydeera.

STINGER attacks on DVD & Digital on September 14

08/04/2021

STINGER attacks on DVD & Digital on September 14 STINGER attacks on DVD & Digital on September 14, 2021 from Bayview Entertainment. For nearly two months, the USS Newark, carrying an experimental, top-secret military cargo, has been lost at sea. When the sub is finally discovered sixty miles off the coast of California, the government, eager to regain the lost cargo, assembles a highly-accomplished salvage team, accompanied by Dr. Carly Ryan – head of the original project – and her assistant. Unaware of the danger lurking within the sub, the team is sent in to recover the cargo and determine the cause of the ship’s disappearance.

A Clockwork Orange Arrives on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on September 21

08/04/2021

STANLEY KUBRICK’S A CLOCKWORK ORANGE COMES TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT THE RENOWNED DIRECTOR’S INFLUENTIAL FILM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) Own it September 21st on 4K Ultra HD and Digital Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that A Clockwork Orange, Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 classic dystopian film, will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital on September 21. Adapted from Anthony Burgess’s 1962 decline-of-civilization novel, A Clockwork Orange received four Academy Award® nominations; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay (Based on Material from Another Medium) and Best Film Editing. Directed, written and produced by Kubrick, the film stars Malcolm McDowell as Alex DeLarge, Warren Clarke, James Marcus and Michael Tarn as his droogs, Patrick Magee and Michael Bates. In 2020, the United States Library of Congress selected A Clockwork Orangefor preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The 4K restoration was conducted by Warner Bros.’ Motion Picture Imaging (MPI). Kubrick’s former right-hand man Leon Vitali and the Kubrick Estate worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. during the mastering process. Ultra HD* showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before. A Clockwork Orange will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $24.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features. Fans can also own A Clockwork Orange in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning September 21. About the Film: In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his “Droogs” spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on “a little of the old ultraviolence,” while jauntily warbling “Singin’ in the Rain.” After he’s jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to a behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he’s conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims. Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Elements A Clockwork Orange Ultra HD Blu-ray contains the following previously released special features: Commentary by Malcolm McDowell and Nick Redman Still Tickin’: The Return of Clockwork Orange [2000 Channel 4 Documentary] Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making A Clockwork Orange Turning Like Clockwork Malcolm McDowell Looks Back O Lucky Malcolm! DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS On September 21, A Clockwork Orange 4K UHD will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including GooglePlay, Vudu, Xbox and others, and will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles. ABOUT DIGITAL *Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster Video, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices. BASICS PRODUCT ERP Ultra HD Blu-ray $24.99* Standard Street Date: 9/21/2021 EST Street Date: 9/21/2021 Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French Run Time: 136 Minutes Rated: R THE CREDITS About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Scumdance Film Fest comes August 27th-29th 2021

08/04/2021

Scumdance Film Fest comes August 27th-29th 2021 Scumdance is back and putting the fun back in scum the weekend of August 27th – 29th 2021. Scumdance is now a multi-day film festival celebrating the best of underground film. We do our best to curate those films made by the true artist… those who speak with a voice and vision outside the realm of standard faire. We specialize in horror, avant-garde, music based, and experimental films. 2020 Scumdance Winners Included: Judges Favorite Feature: Midnight Run Judges Favorite Short: Lost Treasure of the Valley Audience Favorite Feature: Re-Elected Audience Favorite Short: Lost Treasure of the Valley Best Score/Soundtrack – Jonathan Rocha – Midnight Run Best Acting (non-gender specific) – Jackie Kelly – Tennessee Gothic Best Animation/stop-motion – Cara Hagan – Monster News Feed Best Directing – Richard Hernande – z Midnight Run Best Cinematography – Jack Hildebrand Re-Elected Who will capture Scumdance victory this year???? Scumdance | Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/Scumdance

Chucky | Official Trailer
Chucky | Official Trailer

07/26/2021

YOUR FAVORITE DOLL IS BACK AND MORE NOTORIOUS THAN EVER! WATCH THE OFFICIAL “CHUCKY” TV SERIES TRAILER Series Premieres on USA & SYFY October 12 at 10 PM ‘CHUCKY’ OFFICIAL TRAILER LINK HERE In the new television series, an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos after a vintage ‘Good Guy’ doll turns up at a suburban yard sale. Soon, everyone must grapple with a series of horrifying murders that begin to expose the town’s deep hypocrisies and hidden secrets. Meanwhile, friends and foes from Chucky’s past creep back into his world and threaten to expose the truth behind his mysterious origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster. CHUCKY is produced by UCP and executive produced by creator Don Mancini, David Kirschner, Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund. Harley Peyton will also serve as executive producer. Mancini, who penned the film franchise, wrote the television adaptation, will direct the first episode and serves as showrunner. For more information and photography for “Chucky” the series, visit: www.nbcumv.com ###

The Poltergeist Diaries now available on Spectrum

07/26/2021

The Poltergeist Diaries now available on Spectrum Director JÓZSEF GALLAI gripping new paranormal thriller THE POLTERGEIST DIARIES starring András Korcsmáros, Kata Kuna, Péter Inoka and ERIC ROBERTS arrives on SPECTRUM VOD from BAYVIEW ENTERTAINMENT. Strange events plague a man and a documentary filmmaker as they try and solve the mystery behind the man’s missing brother. Watch The Poltergeist Diaries https://ondemand.spectrum.net/movies/20023167/the-poltergeist-diaries/ Trailer: The Poltergeist Diaries

Defending a Serial Killer available now from Vesuvian Books
Defending a Serial Killer available now from Vesuvian Books

07/26/2021

Defending a Serial Killer available now from Vesuvian Books AFRICAN AMERICAN LAW STUDENT UNCOVERS LOOPHOLE THAT COULD SET A NOTORIOUS SERIAL KILLER FREE In 1982, ambitious law student Jim Potts was recruited to assist in writing a death penalty appeal for notorious convicted serial killer, Michael Dee Mattson. In DEFENDING A SERIAL KILLER: THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL [Vesuvian Books, July 20, 2021], Potts shares his experience and the moral and ethical challenges attorneys face in fulfilling their duties to defend a client. Charged with the kidnapping, rape, and murder of several young girls in California and Nevada, Mattson’s appeal was based on a violation of his Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights, which guarantee the right against self-incrimination. When Potts—a brilliant, idealistic, African American law student—is recruited by his professor to assist in writing a death penalty appeal, he discovers a loophole in the case that could not only get Mattson off death row, but once presented to the Supreme Court of California, potentially release him to kill again. Potts faces a moral dilemma with no good way out. He must put aside his own values to follow through on his duty to the law, but his pregnant wife maintains she’ll leave him if he sets a killer free. How can he stay true to his profession while assuring he keeps his family together and doesn’t unleash evil back into the world, based on a technicality of law? DEFENDING A SERIAL KILLER details the Mattson case, as well as more recent cases including Scott Peterson and the Boston Marathon Bombers, capturing a compelling immediacy in the daily processes of the law as the story follows Potts and his associates in and outside of court. Readers who want to learn more about legal processes, lawyers’ moral and ethical considerations, and how killers are treated in the courts and the minds and hearts of those who defend or oppose them will find much food for thought. Midwest Book Review praises the book, calling it, “Highly recommended reading; especially for students of law, who will find it contains many vivid considerations of the underlying human impact of defending known killers in court and supporting the right to counsel that is an intrinsic cornerstone of the American justice system.” Defending a Serial Killer will be available in paperback and e-book on July 20, 2021. Order your copy today: https://vesuvianmedia.com/defending-a-serial-killer-the-right-to-counsel/ Book Trailer: Defending a Serial Killer

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Raquel Rojas Joins THE BLACKSTONE

07/22/2021

Raquel Rojas Joins “The Blackstone” Raquel Rojas joins the feature-length horror film “The Blackstone” as “Clara”. Raquel will star alongside Marian Aguilera, Monique Parent, Robert Michael, and Travis DesLaurier. The Blackstone is Directed by Alexa Polar. “The Blackstone” is a feature horror-thriller about a cursed apartment complex. Philip is not only the apartment manager; he holds all the cards on what’s cursing the lives of those that enter. Clara challenges Philip and the curse that haunts the hallways of The Blackstone. There’s always a vacancy at The Blackstone. They move in, but they never move out. Production of “The Blackstone” was set to wrap principle photography the end of March. Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, production will resume in 2021. “The Blackstone” is a Butterfly Angel Entertainment production, produced by David Bond, Nancy O’Brien, Kathy Dang, and Rudi Silva, Cinematography by Justin Aguirre, Written and Directed by Alexa Polar. [ tags The Blackstone, Raquel Rojas] Raquel Rojas is a well-respected and established actor. Raquel stars in the highly anticipated feature “The Exorcism of God”. She’s known for her work in the Latin America Nickelodeon series “Grachi”.

NSFW on locations photos from Human Hibachi 2

07/21/2021

NSFW on locations photos from Human Hibachi 2 Director Mario Cerrito III turns up the gore volume during the latest film shoot for the cannibal sequel, Human Hibachi 2. We bring you deep into the production with some candid footage not for the faint of heart. HH2 is set in the woods, a cannibal family, obsessed with the first HH video, is set out to find the the only two people from the first film still on the loose. If found, they promise to provide them with an elaborate feast set in the forest. Somewhere in the woods of South Jersey people are being eaten. Just ask the cast which includes Giavonna Banner is Michele, Frank Volpe is Steve, Aliyah Batot is Lisa, Nicholas John Brennan is Jacob, Wataru Nishida is Jim, and Matthew Magree is Paul. The HH2 crew consists of John Hoehn (second camera, lighting), Gidget Caldwell (FX makeup), Taylor Knaub (Production Assistant), Anthony Cicali III (Production Assistant), and Liam McIntyre (Production Assistant). Human Hibachi 2 will be released late 2021 / early 2022, produced by Mario Cerrito III and Michael Joy. Follow Human Hibachi on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/humanhibachi Purchase the first Human Hibachi movie HERE! https://www.humanhibachi.com/