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Friday, September 21, 2018

JAMIE-LYNN SIGLER IS TARGETED BY THE TROPHY-HUNTING 1% IN MEGAN FREELS JOHNSTON’S THRILLER “HUNTING SEASON”



Look At Me Films today announced additional casting for “HUNTING SEASON,” with Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“THE SOPRANOS,”“ENTOURAGE”) set to star alongside Deanna Russo (“BEING HUMAN,” “KNIGHT RIDER”). Bruce Davison, Sean Maher and Paula Garces have also joined the cast for the third film from genre director Megan Freels Johnston (“THE ICE CREAM TRUCK,” “REBOUND”).

Russo is set to play near-desperately single Piper opposite Jamie-Lynn (“THE SOPRANOS,” “ENTOURAGE”), who will play her roommate Abby, a street-smart social worker. Frequent Joss Whedon collaborator Sean Maher (“FIREFLY,” “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING”) will play Piper’s dashing new boyfriend, James. When their romantic weekend together goes awry, Abby (Sigler) must track her to his family’s hunting lodge before it’s too late. The real danger in this film isn’t being chased in the woods by a psycho in a mask—it’s the 1%.

Bruce Davison (“X-MEN,” “INSIDIOUS”) is set to play James’ father, a wealthy hunter whose desires have gone beyond “big game” and Paula Garces (“HAROLD AND KUMAR”) also joins the cast alongside frequent Johnston collaborator Hilary Barraford (“GO FOR SISTERS,” “UNITED STATES OF TARA”), who also serves as executive producer.

Johnston’s previous film THE ICE CREAM TRUCK, a horror comedy about a bored housewife, was released last year to critical acclaim. HUNTING SEASON will continue Johnston’s series of films that explore the unique fears that women face in today’s society—a departure from typicalindie horror fare, which often looks only at the part (or parts) rather than the whole woman. HUNTING SEASON is set to shoot this fall.

About Look At Me Films...

Look At Me Films, an independent production company, produces character-driven films of all genres and gives a voice to independent filmmakers. Founded in 2007 by Megan Freels Johnston, Look At Me Films has produced several critically acclaimed films, including Sundance short film SPARKS and cult horror favorite REBOUND. Most recently, Look At Me Films produced THE ICE CREAM TRUCK, starring Deanna Russo.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

On this day in horror history.... September 20th, 1975


On this day in horror history.... Asia Argento is born. She's an Italian actress, director, singer and model. She's also the daughter of world famous horror filmmaker Dario Argento. She's a fascinating talent that sadly seems to be under utilized in American cinema.



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Welcome to Hell" starring Bill Oberst Jr. and many others coming to DVD!



Horror anthology "Welcome to Hell", formerly entitled "Tales of Hell", has been acquired for release by Wild Eye Releasing and will see its official DVD distribution on October 9, 2018.

Cast members include Bill Oberst Jr., Nicholas Adam Clark, Calico Cooper, Kim Sønderholm, Dmitri Schuyler-Linch, Tracey Decresie, Gabriel Lee, Cara Maurizi, Tim Moran and many, many others..



Welcome to Hell consists of seven short films – "After Hours", "Dead Therapy", "Family Time", "Lucid", "Maternal Instincts", "Narrative" and "Slit" – from filmmakers Michael Aguiar, Sam Mason-Bell, Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen, James Cullen Bressack, Brad Bruce, Colin Clarke, Jeff Kacmarynski and Tony Newton.

For more information please look up https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6338506/

Welcome to Hell - A terrifying coven of tales designed to take viewers into the nether reaches of insanity, shock and horror.

Pre-order in the US at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DP6Q1CP/ or from Canada at https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07DP6Q1CP/

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

On this day in horror history.... September 18th, 1963


On this day in horror history.... 'The Haunting' is released. A British horror film directed and produced by Robert Wise and adapted from the 1959 novel 'The Haunting of Hill House' by Shirley Jackson. It starred Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, and Russ Tamblyn. The film depicts the experiences of a small group of people invited by a paranormal investigator to investigate a purportedly haunted house and has one hell of a poster. A film that's been re-told more than once, but a good story is a good story.



Monday, September 17, 2018

Denise Richards & Mischa Barton Battle a Haunted RV In Tom Nagel's The ToyBox



Los Angeles, CA - Skyline Entertainment and Steel House Productions are proud to announce the day and date release of Tom Nagel's The ToyBox, starring Denise Richards ("The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills", Starship Troopers, The World is Not Enough) and Mischa Barton ("The O.C.", The Sixth Sense).  Reuniting the team behind 2016's ClownTown, Nagel's supernatural thriller follows an ill-fated family on a road trip intended to bring them back together, but the possessed RV they're traveling in may destroy them all. 

On September 18th, the film will be available nationwide on Blu-ray, DVD and Cable and Digital HD, including Amazon Instant, iTunes, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, Comcast, Optimum, Dish, Google Play and more.



The ToyBox stars Denise Richards, Mischa Barton, Matt Mercer (Beyond the Gates, The Mind's Eye), Jeff Denton ("NCIS", "Criminal Minds"), Brian Nagel (Katy Perry's Roar), Greg Violand (Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice) , Malika Michelle, David H. Greathouse, and Katie Keene.  The ToyBox is directed by Tom Nagel from a screenplay written by Jeff Denton. Jeff Miller (Inoperable, Ouija House) and the Nagel Brothers contributed to the story. The Nagel brothers produced along with Miller (through Millman Productions) and Denton. Jim Jacobsen, Eric Brenner, and Ronnie D. Lee are executive producers.

Jennifer (Richards) and her family go on a summer road trip in a used RV with her husband's estranged father and brother. Along the way, they find Samantha (Barton) and her brother, broken down on the side of the highway. After driving into the middle of nowhere, the RV takes on a mind of its own, crashing and stranding them in the scorching and isolated desert. Little by little, the unsuspecting group of travelers is blindsided by the terrible secrets within the walls of the RV and find themselves fighting to survive.



The Blu-ray and DVD releases of The ToyBox will exclusively include a feature-length commentary with director Tom Nagel, producer Jeff Miller, producer/writer/actor Jeff Denton and producer/actor Brian Nagel and a behind the scenes featurette.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Your Required Holiday Horror Film for Stepfamily Day, Sunday, September 16th: 'The Stepfather' (1987)


Jerry Blake (Terry O'Quinn) is a family man, but he happens to have a series of families, with each one on the receiving end of his murderous ways. When Jerry sets his sights on a lovely widow named Susan (Shelley Hack) and her headstrong daughter, Stephanie (Jill Schoelen), it appears that his brutal pattern of killings will continue. However, Stephanie begins to suspect that there's something wrong with the seemingly well-adjusted Jerry, and a violent confrontation is inevitable.


Release date: January 23, 1987 (USA)
Director: Joseph Ruben
Box office: 2.4 million USD
Cinematography: John Lindley

my 'classic' thoughts on.... 'Dead in 3 Days'


Dragging the depths of my old horror reviews, I thought they might need to see the light of day again. So, I bring you some of Joel's 'Classic' horror reviews....

This of the Austrian version of 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', but with more artistic merit.... and it's in German. That's pretty much all I can say about this one. It was a 3 out of 5 star movie, primarily for the film making. However, it was way too close the afformentioned movie for comfort. I suppose you could add a dash of the original 'Friday the 13th' from 1980, but not that good. I wasn't at all impressed. The cinematography was the only worthwhile part.


(NEW thoughts: I have no recollection of this film at all, other than the poster. I guess it left a lasting impression?)



If you watch this, you might also want to watch: 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', 'Friday the 13th' (1980) and 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer'