Monday, 12 November 2018

CAPTIVE STATE - new teaser trailer released.

From the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes a smart sci-fi thriller in the vein of District 9 and Arrival

Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, CAPTIVE STATE explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. 

Check out the new teaser trailer below...


Directed by Rupert Wyatt, and starring John Goodman and Academy Award-nominee Vera Farmiga. CAPTIVE STATE will be coming to UK cinemas in 2019.

Visit the official website and social media pages...

https://www.instagram.com/captivestatefilm/
 

Italian horror inspired short PHANTOMS OF THE FOG! available on YouTube.

Director Chris Milewski (A Taste of Phobia, POE IV: The Black Cat) got in touch to tell us about his latest Italian horror inspired short film — PHANTOMS OF THE FOG! 

This 11 minute affair consists of a heaping dose of, Italian horror, with a dash of those classic Vietnam War actions flicks churned out around the world during the mid to late 80s.  

Starring Filmiracle Productions regulars Karen Lynn and Terry Reilly, newcomer Ryan Fargo plays the part of a American soldier wandering around in the jungle for reasons unknown. 

Having worked with such Italian cinema greats as Fabio Frizzi, Franco Garofalo, and Silvia Collatina, Chris is no stranger to the Italians, and so this time around has recruited Luca Coscarella to deliver a hypnotic musical score.

View it online below...




Sunday, 11 November 2018

Trailer For Tech Horror Short Film END USER released

London (U.K.) based filmmaker Sarah Appleton has released the trailer for her first self produced and directed narrative short film - END USER, a tech horror with a comedy edge. Professional videographer, documentary filmmaker and writer Sarah has previously worked with the likes of the British Film Institute (BFI), Arrow Video, Severin Films, Studio Canal, 101-Films and more under her video production company banner Caprisar Productions. 


END USER (2018) Trailer [short] from Caprisar Productions on Vimeo.

Phones don’t kill people  people do! As technology becomes more and more a part of day-to-day life, a mother and daughter learn a hard lesson about what happens when they allow their phones to track their whereabouts, as well as the sinister nature of tailored adverts.


This short comedy-horror stars Tami and Loraine Stone and features Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me, Dracula A.D. 1972).



END USER is set to receive it's world premiere at cult horror magazine The Dark Side's annual film festival DarkFest at the Genesis Cinema, Mile End, London on November 24, 2018. Tickets are available via Darkside Magazine

Caprisar Productions - caprisarproductions.com
Caprisar Twitter - twitter.com/caprisarfilms
Sarah's Twitter - twitter.com/SarahAppleton_



Friday, 9 November 2018

Zane Hershberger Announces Ferocious 80's Style Action/Thriller FORCE TO FEAR

Pennsylvanian (U.S.A.) based filmmaker Zane Hershberger is set to make his feature directorial debut with 80's style indie action thriller FORCE TO FEAR

FORCE TO FEAR is a retro style film that mashes the slasher movie idea with a violent, action/revenge/thriller. Taking place in an abandoned school close to Halloween, several different individuals, comprising of two kidnappers, a drug dealer, a group of college kids, and a killer (all with different sinister agendas) converge on the building. Once they cross paths, chaos ensues, and rest of the night becomes a bloody game of survival of the fittest.

Mr Hershberger had this to say about the film: “Growing up watching films like 'Savage Streets', 'Night School', and the 1987 Australian film 'Dangerous Game' inspired me to make my own action/thriller. My co-writer Chad Bruns (who is also set to star in FORCE TO FEAR) and I wanted a story that keeps the audience guessing the whole time and throws some curve balls in there as well. I think we’ve delivered what we think a midnight movie crowd would want with this story.”

Zane’s previous work includes being involved in various capacities on over five feature length films. Directorial work includes retro horror short film "Trespassers" (which is featured on anthology release "10/31"), and past cinematography work includes Justin M. Seaman’s festival favourite "The Barn".

FORCE TO FEAR is currently crowdfunding, to find out more about the film visit the Indiegogo Page.

Visit the Official Facebook page.




Thursday, 8 November 2018

Twisted New Web Series NETFL!X AND KILL Now Free To Binge On YouTube

NETFL!X AND KILL, the latest darkly hilarious offering from writer/director Kate Shenton, tells the unlikely story of a psychopath and his victim... who spend all day sitting around watching television. Pitched as 'Gogglebox with a horror twist,' the web series is the first production under the Bubble Wrap Creations mantle, a partnership between Shenton and producer Baptiste Charles.

The series reunites the award-winning director with Adam Rhys-Davies and Nic Lamont, stars of her hugely popular horror feature EGOMANIAC. Each episode features an homage to a different horror villain, from Pinhead to Freddy Krueger, placing the series firmly in the genre, but it's the witty dialogue and unexpectedly touching moments that set the show apart.


According to Kate, “I’ve been really overwhelmed by the positive response to the release of Netfl!x and Kill. It’s a series that keeps snowballing in popularity, and you can already see a core fan base developing for it. I would like to thank everybody who has watched, shared and supported the series so far!”

The 8-Part series is now available to watch in its entirety on the Hex Studios YouTube channel. With almost 250,000 subscribers, the channel is fast becoming the go-to platform for indie horror, from their viral Owlman prank videos to creepypasta tales, original web-series and even full movies. 

Hex Studios head Lawrie Brewster sees an exciting future for the channel as a “growing platform to showcase unique, independent voices in the horror genre, people like Kate who deserve to have their work seen by the widest audience possible.” 

The Hex Studios team has big plans for the channel in the coming months, so watch this space, and in the meantime, why not head over there now and binge on their latest delightfully dark indie offering? 

View the series on YouTube

Saturday, 3 November 2018

PERIPHERAL - A Review!

Paul Hyett is probably best known to horror fans for his special effects make up, having worked on films like "The Descent", "The Cottage" and "Attack the Block". But he's also got a few directing credits under his belt, the latest of which "Peripheral" screens at this weekend's Frightfest Halloween event.
 
I had been quite impressed with his previous Directorial efforts. "The Seasoning House" was a very gritty, disturbing tale and his 2015 film "Howl" was an entertaining enough Werewolf film. But upon viewing "Peripheral" I was left wondering just what the hell I was supposed to be watching.

The film revolves around controversial author Bobbi Johnson, played by Hannah Arterton (Gemma's younger sister) whose debut book sparked mass protests against the government from the disenchanted masses. However, suffering from writers block, she's struggling to get her second book off the ground.

Being a technophobe, she shuns social media and doesn't even own a computer. Preffering instead to use an old mechanical typewriter. But struggling to pay her bills now that the royalties from her last book have dried up, she is forced to accept the use of one at the insistance of her publisher, who agrees to pay her bills if she will do so, belieiving it will help speed up her writing.

But this is no ordinary computer, which proceeds to alter chararcters and rewrite whole sections to make it more palletable for what it perceives to be its target audience. And the more she uses it, the more wierd things start to happen. Her fingers and arms start turning black the more she uses it. Plus there's a surreal subplot suggesting she's pregnant, which is forgotten about as quickly as its introduced.

Also, her ex boyfriend tries to leave a stash of drugs in her flat, saying that he was forced to by guys in suits and she's having to deal with an obsessive stalker, who keeps sending her video tapes, except she doesn't own an old VCR machine so can't play them.

The final result is a bit of a confusing mess in which you're left wondering what it was all supposed to be about, or even if any of it happened at all.

Elliot James Langridge ("Northern Soul", "Habit") co-stars as the ex-boyfriend, whilst noted British thespian Tom Conti (he of "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence" fame and more recently "Paddington 2") turns up in a supporting role as a fellow author.

To summarise, I really didn't know what to make of this movie, which seemed to lack any real point to it all. But if any of this intrigues you, it's playing at the Frightfest Halloween event this weekend and will probably be out on disc and/or digital in the near future.

View the trailer on YouTube.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS in UK Cinemas and on PVOD for the Festive Season

Await Further Instructions, the must-see, critically acclaimed British sci-fi horror of the year arrives in UK Cinemas and on Premium Video on Demand from 7th December as the perfect antidote for Christmas!

It’s Christmas Day and the dysfunctional Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, a nuclear war? 

All their limited information now comes from the television. But as the ominous gogglebox exerts an ever more sinister grip on their psyches, their terrified paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

A powder keg of throat-grabbing suspense, Cronenbergian intensity and mind-bending body horror from Johnny Kevorkian, the director of The Disappeared, and BAFTA-nominated Jack Tarling, the producer of God’s Own Country.

Director: Johnny Kevorkian. Starring: Sam Gittins, Neerja Naik, Grant Masters, Abigail Cruttenden, Kris Saddler, Holly Weston and David Bradley. UK 2018. 91 mins.

Trinity Filmed Entertainment presents Await Further Instructions in Cinemas and Premium Video on Demand from 7th December 2018

View the trailer on YouTube.