Vengeance thriller ‘Tonight She Comes’ to make festival debut October 9th at UK’s GRIMMFEST

Vengeance thriller ‘Tonight She Comes’ to make festival debut October 9th at UK’s GRIMMFEST

TAGLINE: “Yesterday… she was chosen. At midnight… she was sacrificed. This morning… she was buried. But tonight… Tonight She Comes. Everyone else will die.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU: I really love the bold colors and stark lines of this poster, created especially for the Manchester, UK horror festival GrimmFest (AKA Grimm Up North), where this film debuts early next month. And the stylish, synth-drenched teaser trailer (see below) reveals very little, but sure looks cool as hell.

Here’s the official synopsis:

After a girl goes missing, two of her friends and a mysterious set of strangers find themselves drawn to the cabin in the woods where she disappeared. They will laugh, they will drink, they will kiss, they will make love, and THEY MUST ALL DIE.

Tonight She Comes was written, directed, and edited by Matt Stuertz. He previously directed the feature horror / sci-fi film RWD, created the Sixty Second Slashers anthology series, and directed Mindless, part of Bloody Disgusting’s World of Death horror short film curation.

The film features a pulse pounding synth score composed by Wojciech Golczewski (We Are Still Here, Beyond the Gates, Late Phases) and intense, hard hitting sound design by Shawn Duffy (Darling, Carnage Park). The special festival poster shown above was crreated by Marie Bergeron.

The cast includes Nathan Eswine, Larissa White, Jenna McDonald, Brock Russell, Cameisha Cotton, Dal Nicole, Adam Hartley, and Frankie Ray. Theatrical, DVD, and VOD release dates have not yet been announced.


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Syrian filmmaker wins CryptTV’s inaugural Emerging Artist Award for intense short ‘Hallway’

Syrian filmmaker wins CryptTV’s inaugural Emerging Artist Award for intense short ‘Hallway’

WHAT’S ON THE MENU: Back on June 11th, we ran a story about CryptTV’s very first Emerging Artist Award, to be presented at Texas’ Comicpalooza a week later. 22-year-old Syrian writer/director Issam Rayess won for his harrowing four-minute short Hallway – which you can now enjoy below. Besides bragging rights and elevated visibility in the genre community, the award also brings an exclusive CryptTV distribution deal.

According to Joshua Millican’s article in Horror Freak News,

Rayess, a Syrian national, is currently pursuing his BA at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He created HALLWAY as part of a multi-media project; the University provided him with the hardware, and the short was filmed in an actual abandoned building without permits. For props and incidentals, Rayess spent about $50. The end result, though, is nothing short of spectacular; a chilling creeper that can go toe-to-toe with anything produced in Hollywood with big bucks.

Congratulations to Rayess, the first of what we expect will be a long line of CryptTV Emerging Artist Award recipients. Now let’s watch what he created:


ABOUT CRYPTTV: Co-founded by Eli Roth, CryptTV creates original genre content guided by its motto #WeirdIsGood. Together we create and share the dark, edgy and different stories that bind us. Follow CryptTV and join the #CryptFamily to be a part of the movement that celebrates who you are.

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CryptTV announces filmmaking Emerging Artist Award; first slated for Comicpalooza on June 18th

CryptTV announces filmmaking Emerging Artist Award; first slated for Comicpalooza on June 18th

WHAT’S ON THE MENU: CryptTV has experienced incredible growth this past year as the internet’s #1 source for original genre content. They also identify and elevate the best, most enthusiastic up-and-comers in the industry. Now, they will be presenting a filmmaker with an Emerging Artist Award – the first of its kind – for creative excellence in filmmaking. The award includes a distribution deal from CryptTV. It will be presented on Saturday, June 18th at Comicpalooza, the largest pop-cultural event in the state of Texas. Look for future Emerging Artist Awards being presented at prominent film festivals worldwide.


ABOUT CRYPTTV: Co-founded by Eli Roth, CryptTV creates original genre content guided by its motto #WeirdIsGood. Together we create and share the dark, edgy and different stories that bind us. Follow CryptTV and join the #CryptFamily to be a part of the movement that celebrates who you are.

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ABOUT COMICPALOOZA: Comicpalooza is back in 2016, offering the best multi-format pop culture con in the southwest. Featured will be J-Fashion, cosplay, film festival, literary conference, a code fest, maker space, Mars Rover rides, video and tabletop gaming, BMX stunt show, professional wrestling, roller derby bouts, and more.

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Call for Submissions: First Annual LeglessCorpse Film Festival (April 23-24, 2016)

Call for Submissions: First Annual LeglessCorpse Film Festival (April 23-24, 2016)

WHAT’S ON THE MENU: LeglessCorpse Films has announced its first annual Film Festival. The festival will take place April 23-24, 2016 in Somerville, Alabama at the Somerville Playhouse. Accepted submissions will screen in front of a live audience during the two-day event. Festival highlights include special screenings of Nathan Thomas Milliner’s A Wish For The Dead, Stephen Folker’s The Orange Man, and the North American premier of 60 Seconds To Die. Special guests will be announced soon.

PRIZES (with more to come):

  • Best short film will win $500 and a chance for the film to be featured on an anthology BluRay/DVD and VOD release, along with four runner-up shorts distributed by LeglessCorpse Films.
  • Best feature will be offered a distribution option with LeglessCorpse Films with BluRay/DVD and major VOD release.
  • All category winners will win an official LeglessCorpse Film Festival plaque engraved with the category, film name, and winner’s name.

CATEGORIES:

  • Best Short Film
  • Best Short Film Director
  • Best Short Special Effects
  • Best Short Actor or Actress
  • Best Short Score
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Feature Director
  • Best Feature Special Effects
  • Best Feature Actor or Actress
  • Best Feature Screenplay
  • Best Feature Score

Submission fees are $10 for shorts and $20 for features.

Current sponsors include BrinkVision, Crypt TV, and LeglessCorpse Films.


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DAY 27 | 2015 October Short Horror Film Fest: ‘Being’ (2014)

DAY 27 | 2015 October Short Horror Film Fest: ‘Being’ (2014)

October is the month for the true horror gourmet. In celebration of All Hallows Eve—and all things terrifying—Gourmet Horror is presenting a different short horror film for each day of the month. Make yourself a tasty snack, draw the blinds, turn out all the lights…and watch today’s featured horror short.

If you dare, that is.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU: If you like your horror films wrapped up neatly and tied with a nice bow, today’s selection is not for you. From Mumbai, India’s KNK Acting Institute comes a tale of a woman’s descent. Whether that descent is into madness, or her fears and visions are all too real, is at the ambiguous heart of the film.

Nazneen invites a violent entity into her life by drinking from a stream. She begins to lose herself. A slow decay of her mind is what follows.

The screenplay, fine cinematography, editing, sound, color, visual effects, and direction are all by Bahaish Kapoor. Being stars Disha Thakur, Vansh Goswami, Shona Sharma, Jahanara Rabia Raza, Zebby Singh, Vaibhavi Shandilya, Diksha Crasto, Prabhanj Gouth, Dibyani Rayamajhi,Tamrakar Saruk, Sumaiya, Vishal Handa, Sumeet Waghmare, Shweta Mahey, Manjunath, Jyoti Dwivedi, Sachin Dasgupta, Hirock Sonowal, and Vedika Singh. RUNTIME: 20:07


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DAY 26 | 2015 October Short Horror Film Fest: ‘Undying Love’ (2013)

DAY 26 | 2015 October Short Horror Film Fest: ‘Undying Love’ (2013)

October is the month for the true horror gourmet. In celebration of All Hallows Eve—and all things terrifying—Gourmet Horror is presenting a different short horror film for each day of the month. Make yourself a tasty snack, draw the blinds, turn out all the lights…and watch today’s featured horror short.

If you dare, that is.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU: After the devastating darkness of yesterday’s Fest selection, Conventional, we thought it might be time for something on a bit lighter note. OK, a lot lighter note. Because this shit right here? It’s hilarious.

David and Rebecca stand at the altar when Rebecca first learns of the ‘zombie clause’ David has written into their wedding vows, requiring each of them to kill the other should he or she become a zombie. Rebecca’s protestations lead to a series of increasingly violent and bloody hypotheticals traded before a chapel full of horrified guests in this comedy about love, commitment, and rotting corpses.

The two leads, Anthony Marquez and Mikayla Park (who also serve as co-writers), are great. Their dialogue is rapid-fire and expertly timed. Tom Grey‘s direction is brisk and effortless. This story moves along at a brisk pace, delivering its beats and punchlines with unerring precision. And the twist at the end is damned near perfect.

Undying Love began life as a successful Kickstarter campaign, and went on to win Best Actress at the Boston Film Festival, Best Short at the HollyShorts Film Festival, Best Short at the LA Indy Film Festival, and Best of Show at the 1st Annual Geekie Awards. RUNTIME: 9:58


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