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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Horror T.V. Spotlight: Span's 'Wolf Creek'

Your favorite maniac from down under is back! But, 'Wolf Creek' the Series is not just another sequel. It's 6 hours of murderous mayhem billed as a revenge movie. Could this be the end of our favorite Australian nationalist?

This six-part series continues the relentless slayings of Australian Outback serial killer, Mick Taylor, who John Jarratt continues to play with a real love for the sadistic monster. Rather than this just being a series that chronicles Mick’s murders, we are introduced to survivor Eve, a compelling Final Girl who loses her family at Mick’s hands. Thus we have a split perspective as Mick continues on with his happily destructive lifestyle and Eve tries to track the bastard down and get revenge for what he did to her.

Lucy Fry (11.22.63) as Eve does not fail at fulfilling the final girl role. Dustin Clare's Sheriff  Hill is lacking, mostly in a desire to care too much for him in the. There is a love triangle of sorts, that's twisted into a convoluted square by the end. But all in all 'Wolf Creek' is an origination story of how Mick became so twisted (a very familiar story by the way) and of one survivor getting her comeuppance. No worries though, this series has everything you'd expect, follows every traditional stalker horror path, and ultimately doesn't contain any surprises. Its just good dirty fun with a cat a mouse game across the entirety of Australia. One question that you have to ask as you watch is whether John Jarratt seems tired enough to be ready to put his maniacal monster to rest after 2 films and 6 episodes. A fun romp through the Australian outback if not new and exciting. Check out 'Wolf Creek" the series after seeing the original films and maybe reading one of the books.


After a highly successful third European edition at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in April, Frontières returns to the Fantasia International Film Festival for its sixth edition, which will take place July 21-24 in Montreal. 
Frontières connects North America with Europe in an environment specifically focused on genre film production and financing. Frontières marks its return to Fantasia with an expanded Frontières line-up that will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions. The complete project line-up will be announced during the first week of June.

Industry Registration for Frontières is now 
open (Early bird deadline: June 10).

Frontières is thrilled to announce a first wave of projects selected to participate in its 5th North American edition. For the first time, Frontières will be presenting two television series as part of its line-up: 
HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN, from producer Andy Starke(SIGHTSEERS, THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY, THE GREASY STRANGLER) , based on the book by Canadian author Kier-la Janisse, and UNTOLD HORROR, an 8-part documentary series on the greatest horror movies never made, from Dave Alexander, editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue magazine. The line-up also includes film projects in development from director Brian O'Malley (LET US PREY), directors Yoav & Doron Paz(JERUZALEM), director Alexandre Franchi (THE WILD HUNT), producer Barbara Shrier(MÉMOIRES AFFECTIVES) and the team behind HE NEVER DIED, producer Zach Hagen & writer-director Jason Krawczyk.

Frontières is also pleased to include in its line-up the winner of the Imagine Film Festival Pitch Contest, 
THE PROFUNDIS, awarded to the top Dutch genre project. THE PROFUNDIS, from director Richard Raaphorst (FRANKENSTEIN'S ARMY) is a co-presentation with the Imagine Film Festival, with support from the Netherlands Film Fund.Frontières recently announced a new partnership with the Marché du Film-Festival de Cannes for 2017. To introduce the partnership, Frontières and the Marché are pleased to present Frontières Day, which will include a day of programming in Cannes on Sunday, May 15. Events will include a Canadian-Genre VR presentation in collaboration with the Canadian Film CentreFrontières Goes to Cannes, a work-in-progress presentation of 3 films in post-production; and the Fantastic Fanatics Mixer, in collaboration with Blood Window at Ventana Sur, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.Frontières@Fantasia 2016: First Wave Projects
Brain Freeze (Canada)
Director/Writer: Julien Knafo
Producer: Barbara Shrier (Palomar)
Darius (Canada)
Director/Writer:  Alexandre Franchi
Producers: Ménaic Raoul, Alexandre Franchi, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette (Voyelles Films /  Les Films de la Mancha)
House of Psychotic Women  (United Kingdom) *Series
Directors: Various TBA
Writers: Sean Hogan (pilot episode), Kier-La Janisse (book)
Producers: Andy Starke (Rook Films), Kier-La Janisse
Mars Camp  (USA/Israel)
Directors: Yoav & Doron Paz (PAZ brothers)
Writers: Yoav & Doron Paz (PAZ brothers), Lauri Donahue
Producers: PAZ Films, Epic Pictures
The Profundis (Netherlands)
Director: Richard Raaphorst
Writers: Shane Berryhill & Richard Raaphorst
Producer: Richard Raaphorst
Winner: Imagine Film Festival Pitch Contest
Room Service (USA)
Director: Yedidya Gorsetman
Writers: Mark Leidner Yedidya Gorsetman
Producers: Josh Itzkowitz, Matthew Smaglik and Mark Leidner 
Soulless  (Ireland)
Director: Brian O'Malley
Writer: Tony Philpott
Producers: Brendan McCarthy, John McDonnell  (Fantastic Films) 
The Squall (Canada)
Director/Writer: Jason Krawczyk
Producer: Zach Hagen (Alternate Ending Studios)
Striguni (Croatia)
Director/Writer: Aldo Tardozzi
Producer: Barbara Jukopila, Damir Ibrahimovic (Ziva produkcija)
Untold Horror (Canada) *Series
Director: Bob Barrett
Writers: Mark Pollesel, Dave Alexander
Producers: Bob Barrett, Dave Alexander, Kevin Burke, Andrea Butler (Post No Joes Productions)

Established in 2012 at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Frontières specifically focuses on the co-production and financing of genre films between North America and Europe. Frontières 2016 is a collaborative initiative between the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF), and Vision-in-Motion. Frontières is made possible thanks to the generous support of Creative Europe, Telefilm Canada and SODEC.
For more information, please visit frontieresmarket.com

Monday, May 30, 2016

my thoughts on.... 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' (an original Creepercast site review)

The 70's was a fascinating time for the world of horror. Things were slowly shifting into gear, as the 80's was gearing up to dominate the theaters. It was a time for directors and writers to stretch their legs and get creative with their stories, kills and killers themselves. Many of the most iconic horror films came out at this time and set the standard for what horror would become today. Not too mention that they still stand up against some of the best horror that came after. It was almost like the wild west back then. You could do just about anything and it had never been seen before. Whenever you look at a list of people's favorite horror of all time, 9 out of 10 of those listed will be from the 70's.
An interesting phenomenon that popped up around this time was the films that were loosely based on true stories. Some more loosely than others, but 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' was one of those movies. The true story in question was: (taken from Wikipedia) “The Texarkana Moonlight Murders, a term coined by the news media, references the unsolved murders committed in and around Texarkana in the spring of 1946 by an unidentified serial killer known as the "Phantom Killer", or "Phantom Slayer". The killer is credited with attacking eight people within ten weeks, five of whom were killed, usually three weeks apart.” It's not too far off in the method or style in which this serial killer committed his crimes and how the movie portrays it. Not nearly as much of a stretch as was the case with 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. The logic, as I see it, behind this marketing tactic was to get people to feel more afraid of what they were seeing. By knowing it was based in reality and could happen to them, if heightens your sense of fear and makes that feeling last, AFTER you leave the theater. Who knows what evil is lurking behind that next alleyway or under your bed when you get home? And the reason you're feeling that way, is because one little tag line told you too. It was simple and could be used in just about any films promotion.... if you looked deep enough into the material.

The basic plot of this film, is the same as the Texarkana Moonlight Murders. It's the late 40's and a man wearing a sack on his head, is going around and murdering people after dark. Sometimes in unusual and weird ways. The town, literally, begins to dread sundown, because no one knows who's committing the murders and the police have no real leads. This leads to more fear and gives the killer that much more pleasure in what he's doing. You've got all the stereotypical genre staples here. The teenage kids, the bumbling cops, etc and all of them play their roles with almost an over the top sensibility. To me, this almost felt like if you took 'Friday the 13' (1980) and mashed it up with 'The Dukes of Hazard'. It's literally that over the top at times. The film is most notoriously known for one kill in particular, the one involving a trombone and a knife. It has to be seen to be believed. (The 2014 remake attempted to recapture this magic and failed miserably, but that's another review.)
One of the most fun aspects of this film, is that when you watch it, think about the year it was made and what you're seeing on the screen. This pre-dates the original 'Friday the 13th' by 4 years and yet it uses so many of the same tactics and the tone is incredibly similar. It isn't necessarily the blueprint for the slashers to come, but it certainly added a few more pages to the playbook. It's very original and very unique vs a lot of the slashers that came before and most of them that have come sense. I was happily surprised by this movie and thoroughly entertained by it. If you like your horror straight out of the 70's and haven't seen this one yet, I highly recommend that you block out some time on your calendar and check it out. It reminds me of 'The Prowler' (1981), but with comedic overtones and not nearly as dark. 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' gets a solid 4 out of 5 stars from me and is one that I would watch again and if you choose to watch it, keep your eyes open for Dawn Wells ('Gilligan's Island'), the train sequence and a guest starring spot by producer and director Charles B. Pierce who plays a bumbling police officer named A.C. Benson, also known as "Sparkplug”.

This is where I usually recommend similar movies to watch, but this one is really a one of a kind piece of cinema.


"Paul Davis' new book BEWARE THE MOON is a complete and accurate account of the
making of 
An American Werewolf In London as told by the filmmakers, both cast and
crew.  It's terrific!  Fans of the film will love it."
 -- John Landis

From Paul Davis, writer and director of the award-winning documentary Beware the Moon  and Dead Mouse Productions Ltd who brought you 245 Trioxin: The Story of the Return of the Living Dead and You’re so Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night comes Beware the Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf in London. This new, two-hundred page, hardback book delves deeper into the memories and experiences of over 35 of the cast and crew including, John Landis, Rick Baker, David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Frank Oz and many more.

When it comes to werewolf movies there is one movie that has transcended all others for the past 35 years. An American Werewolf in London stands like a colossus in the ‘full moon’ genre and continues to both tickle and terrify fans new and old across the globe. Not only did it revolutionise special make-up effects, this much loved cult classic movie spawned a multitude of horror flicks that shared its sense of fun set against a backdrop of blood and state of the art gory effects.
 Author Paul Davis (front) with David Naughton, John Landis and Griffin Dunne

Beware the Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf in London
 comprehensively details the journey of Director John Landis’ dream movie to the silver screen and the exotic events that served as inspiration for the seminal tale of lycanthropy.

Beware the Moon: The Story of An American Werewolf in London features a plethora of behind the scenes photos, many of which have never been published until now and is the ultimate tribute to Director John Landis, Special Effects Wizard Rick Baker and all those who contributed to the movies success and 35 year legacy.

“If this book is half as good as his doc it will be great!” -- Rick Baker

Special Features of the book:

  • Over 300 behind the scenes photos, many of which have NEVER been published before.
  • Interviews with over 35 members of the original cast and crew. Including material from both the original Beware the Moon documentary sessions and brand new commentary from the likes of John Landis and Rick Baker.
  • Foreword by writer, director and producer Mick Garris.
  • Exclusive cover art by Graham Humphreys.
  • Commentary from Guillermo del Toro, Neil Marshall, Edgar Wright, Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini, Eli Roth, Wes Craven, and many more!
  • A chat with cast and crew as to how An American Werewolf in London inspired the making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. 
  • An exploration into the basement of Bob Burns, his wonderful American Werewolf collection and the mind blowing restoration work carried out by Tom Spina.
  • A look into the making of the 2009 Beware The Moon documentary.

This book is limited to a COLLECTOR'S EDITION of 1,000 copies, signed and numbered and ships in August.

Price: £24.99 (UK shipping £9, Rest of the world £15.60) (US price amounts to $58 including tracked shipping from the UK).  Postage prices inc. packing and due to size and weight of book (1.4kg)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

my thoughts on.... 'Cooties' (an original Creepercast site review)

The phrase, “There's nothing new under the sun.”, get's used a lot. The reality is, that there is a LOT more new under the sun. You just have to wait for someone's brain to give birth to that singular, new idea. 'Cooties' is one of those concepts that you never imagined would be real or that could be made into a film. However, as I sit here writing these words down, I've just witnessed the final product and I have to admit, I checked things I saw off of my bucket list.... that I didn't even know existed!
As a child growing up, there always seemed to be an ongoing epidemic of cooties. It would spread from person to person and ran rampant throughout the halls, yet no one really ever saw it. No one could really ever define what it was. Some thought it was head lice, others thought it was some kind of internal disease, some thought you got it from kissing. The community of child scientists was baffled by the entire pandemic and had very little known cures. As time passed and we grew older, we became less vulnerable to the cooties virus and eventually we all grew out of it. This was the reality that this film was based on.... if this film was based in reality. Luckily for the viewer, it's not and thank god for that.

'Cooties' takes that old kids game/phobia and turns it on it's head, creating an entirely new and mutated form of the invisible disease of children. Making it fun, gory, over the top and sometimes a little hard to watch. Yet, a midst all of the death and destruction, there's a heart beating. One that you can't deny, no matter how many times you continually bash little Patriot's head in with a fire extinguisher. This movie is the 'Little Engine That Could' of underage, viral zombie outbreak films, with ass kicking results. You can't watch this from start to finish without feeling a little dirty and a hell of a lot entertained.
The film takes place in a smaller town called Ft. Chicken, IL. It centers a round a new substitute teacher (played by Elijah Wood), who is about to start his first day teaching, at the school he went to as a child. We soon learn that he's a struggling author, working on his first book about a killer/possessed boat. Upon arriving at the school, he's met with a very strange cast of characters. Rainn Wilson's over the top PE teacher, Leigh Whannell's left of center and not very well liked science teacher, Jack McBrayer's covertly homosexual teacher trying to keep things under wraps and Allison Pill's incredibly socially awkward soon to be love interest? They all converge in the teachers lounge where we quickly learn the food chain at this school. Once the bell rings, things seem to be going fine, until one little girl, who's eaten a tainted chicken nugget, bites a classmate named Patriot. She runs off and he ends up in the nurse's office and soon we're starting to get that feeling that something just isn't right about the way this day is going. As the bell rings and recess begins, the teachers head to the lounge as the kids go outside to play. Surrounded on all sides by fencing, the little girl proceeds to bite or scratch every child on the playground, who all turn into murderous zombie like monsters and all hell breaks loose. The teacher's then hunker down as they try to make a plan of escape, which soon turns into a plan of survival as there is no way out and it seems that the outside world is just as infected. I won't give you anymore than that, as that would be doing this film a huge disservice. Some of the greatest moments contained in this masterpiece, rely on your ignorance as to what's yet to come?

Directed by Jonathan Miloutt and Cary Murnion and then written by Leigh Whannell (co-creator of the 'Saw' and 'Insidious' franchises) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of the wildly successful TV series 'Glee'), who both also have roles in this film. They also co wrote the original story with Josh C. Waller and I have to say: The combination of their skills, abilities and backgrounds, created something really fresh and fun. I can honestly say I haven't really seen anything quite like this before. From the opening sequence in the chicken slaughterhouse right up to the moment when the first child attacks, I was literally seeing something brand new. (at least that wasn't posted as a shock tactic on a PETA site) This film also features a stellar cast of actor's who are all there to commit to the project and are obviously have a hell of a good time with the material. Just the 'Hobbit' joke Rainn Wilson makes at Elijah Wood, was worth the price of admission. Speaking of which, Rainn steals this movie and never even once apologizes. I feel a little bad for the rest of the cast, but he was born to play this role. Leigh Whannell was also a stand out. His character was incredibly quirky and not someone I would want educating my children, but someone that might come in handy in an apocalypse. Just sayin'. Oh and one more character I have to mention, but you'll have to watch to find out why.... The Janitor. 'Nuff said.
The film itself takes several opportunities to make little social commentaries on our education system as well as the over medication of our children. On, at least, 2 different occasions the use of drugs to keep our children calm was shown. They also play up how the parents influence the behavior of the child and there's only 2 really innocent children in the whole school. It's kind a sad state of affairs, but an important point to make. As these kids are our future, but not in this film. In this film they are our worst nightmare. They're quick, resilient, intelligent and like to eat boogers. I will warn you, the viewer, that if you don't like to see films with violence towards children.... this may not be the movie for you. It's pretty much non-stop and there's a lot of variation on the theme. Granted, if you're open minded and can take a joke, there is a lot of gold to be mined out of this amazing little gem of a film.

All in all, 'Cooties' is a fantastic end of summertime film. It's got amazing music, that's used to it's advantage. It's got a wonderfully colorful cast of characters. The script is well thought out and intelligent. The one liners are worthy of any 80's action film you've ever seen and some of the things that happen, will always be in the back of my mind. I mean, just wait until you see how the final child from the original school is dispatched. Pretty brutal. So strap yourself into a comfortable seat somewhere, grab a 20 piece box of chicken nuggets (with sauces), fire up the DVD/Blu ray player and watch an already cult classic. This is one that I'll have to own, at some point, because it deserves repeat viewing and to be shared with the world. Just like the flaming kid running after the car at the end of the move, he knows what's up? A solid 4 ½ out of 5 stars. Highly recommended to all the Creeps out there.

If you like this one, pair it up with: 'Deathgasm', 'Wolfcop' and 'Zombeavers' ….and watch your head explode with delight!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Independent Review Revisit: Circus of the Dead (2015)

"Writer and director Billy Ponn is one sick MF! Not only did he manage to take the irrational fear of clowns and legitimize it, but I'm certain he held a gun to the head of the entire crew to make this film. Circus of the Dead is torturous, raunchy, bloody good fun with grease paint, guns, and sharp objects." - Jeff of the Creepercast

The above statements are true, unless of course they are false. In which case they are definitely true. I also mean it in the most endearing, sick MF loving kind of way. Kinda like how Pappa Corn gives "it" what "it" wants, with a little less screaming, screaming is annoying, but keeps "it" happy. Circus of the Dead is an evil clown lovers dream, and the perfect nightmare for our clown fearing friends (right Jason?). It's also easy to believe that in the state that brought us Leatherface, Pappa and crew may exist. Not a comforting thought now that I think of it. And we're neighbors, will the clowns be coming here next?

Our murdering cast of clowns is not without a purpose. Their enigmatic leader Bill Oberst Jr (Pappa Corn) is actually playing a game of Lotería in which he matches the characters on the cards to their future victims. This is what draws his and his crües attention to doting family man Donald (Parrish Randall – The Quick and the Undead), his faithless wife Tiffany (Chanel Ryan – Bad Kids Go to Hell), and their daughter Rose. As if we haven't done enough Creepercast family name dropping Brad Potts (Zombies vs Strippers)  also graces the screen with his “tough as nails” Trooper Weaver. These are only the big names in Circus of the Dead, the soon to be big names are the clowns themselves who have already made their screen debut in Doll Boy. I am, of course, referring to my favorite Noodledome (Ryan Clapp). There's also Mister Blister (Rusty Edwards), Jumbo (Mike Williams), after all, you can't have a true circus clown act without a little person or Pepe the Mime (Kyle Mueller). All of these killer clowns have something strangely endearing about them, and all are deadly little bastards that reminded me fondly of Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Oh yeah, our beloved Doll Boy (Sergio Gracida) pops in to bring the hammer down as well.

Circus of the Dead has been the most anticipated film of 2014. You've heard us talk to director Billy Ponn on the podcast and several news related articles have invaded the web with the warning that “The circus is coming, hide!” All with good reason, Circus of the Dead is an unrelenting slaughter fest. Pappa Corn is the ultimate evil that only wants to match his cards even it means taking you under his wing long enough to warp your logical brain into sillypuddy. His sidekicks all have personalities of their own even though they are obviously just in it for the kill of it (rumor has it Mr Fister will get his own feature!) The entire film is a roller coaster ride to death and mayhem. Ponn is also a genius at marketing, when you finally get a chance to check out this film notice the Perro Azul cigs and all the beer labels are of his own creation. On top of that Ponn uses every media available to push the circus on the masses with trading cards, specially designed posters, etc. I'm expecting action figures in the next months and hope I'm put on the list for Pappa Corn. I mean, who wouldn't want a Bill Oberst Jr. action figure that yells “It gets what it wants!” at everyone that walks by.

Circus of the Dead is not for everyone, but if you dig yourself some killer clown violence and mayhem its a do not miss...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Kreepy Kev Comments on The Colony (2013)

(The Colony has) Decent production values, competent direction, a couple of A­-listers in a cast of mostly unkowns... easily the ingredients for a good time in the arctic apocalypse, right? Not with a script that starts out iffy and becomes more and more insipid as it progresses. This must be how guys like Bill Paxton and Lawrence Fishburne make extra cash between real gigs. Stay away from this turd.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

BREAKING NEWS! 'Halloween' reboot may finally have legs! (and a knife)

Good Evening, Creeps!
The rumor mill has been buzzing this week about some pretty exciting 'Halloween' news! It would seem that Blumhouse will be picking up the 'Halloween' franchise and giving it another reboot. Jason Blum made the announcement with Zanne Devine and David Thwaites from Miramax and Malek Akkad from Trancas. Malek is the son of the man that believed in 'Halloween' and continued the terror, until his untimely death. Even, with all of that power behind it, the icing on the cake was the announcement that John Carpenter would be teaming up with them as an executive producer and possibly even scoring the film!

There wasn't a lot of information, but Blum was quoted as saying:
“We’re not being vague because we know and we’re not telling. We’re being vague because we don’t know. We’re talking about different things. But I do feel like all of us kind of want to go back to that – I don’t know. I’m going out on a limb here. Malek, you guys tell me if you disagree – I don’t think we want to make it too meta, you know what I mean? We want to make it like it was – back to the basics – and not get into too much back story which we don’t need.”

This may be the combination that this franchise needs. Granted, I'm a die hard fan of both of Rob Zombie's installments and felt that they laid the groundwork for something really worthwhile. Granted, part 2 ended with a bit of an impossible scenario or one that would be difficult to carry on with. However, nothing is impossible with Michael Myers. But with that being said, I can't deny that the combination of producers, studio and John Carpenter, makes me drool a little.

As if this news wasn't enough, there was talk of 'Oculus' and 'Hush' director Mike Flanagen possibly wanting to direct. However there has been even more recent rumblings of another candidate who might breathe life in the Shape. Adam Wingard, director of 'You're Next' and 'The Guest' went viral with a lot of posts about 'Halloween' and is a very proud fan boy of the series of films. While nothing is set in stone yet, he would make an amazing choice to sit behind the lens and create something new and scary again.

All we can do for now, is wait and hope that everything finally pans out for Michael and his murderous intentions.

For more information on the whole, exciting story, check out the press release below:

LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2016 – John Carpenter, the multiple award-winning and legendary filmmaker and creator of the original Halloween films, will return to the franchise as executive producer on a new production of the iconic horror movie, it was jointly announced today by MIRAMAX® and Trancas International Films — MIRAMAX® and Blumhouse Productions will co- finance development and production, with Malek Akkad serving as producer under his Trancas banner and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. MIRAMAX®, which holds worldwide distribution rights, will determine its theatrical distribution partner at a future date.
The HALLOWEEN film franchise that was started in part by Carpenter and Moustapha Akkad in 1978 has spawned ten films generating a total of nearly $400 million in worldwide box office. John Carpenter said: “38 years after the original Halloween I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.”

Malek Akkad said: “Trancas International is thrilled to be teaming up with Miramax on Halloween, one of the most enduring horror franchises in film. We are also very excited to be working with Jason Blum and the whole team at Blumhouse. Together, along with the return of legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, we are eager to make a film that will be a milestone in the franchise’s legacy and that will excite the fans, young and old.”
Zanne Devine, MIRAMAX’s EVP Film & Television, said: “Malek Akkad’s legacy with the Halloween franchise accompanied by Blumhouse’s unprecedented talent in the horror genre lays the foundation of a formidable team to create the next chapter of this iconic fan favorite. Having John Carpenter godfather the reboot of the iconic franchise he helped create brings it full circle. We couldn’t be in better company bringing Halloween back to the big screen.”

Jason Blum said: “Halloween is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies. The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have a special place in the hearts of all genre fans and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together. We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give Halloween fans the movie they deserve.”David Thwaites will oversee the reboot for MIRAMAX® with Carpenter and the companies planning to immediately go out to filmmakers and fast-track the project.

The Academy Award®-winning John Carpenter has written, directed, composed and/or edited over 20 films over the course of his career. An international household name, he is probably best known for his iconic features Halloween, The Thing, The Fog and Big Trouble in Little China, to name a few. As a musician, Carpenter kicks off his world tour in Los Angeles later this month, featuring songs from his Lost Themes and Lost Themes II albums – which he recorded with his son, Cody Carpenter. The 30+ city tour ends in Paris late November. He is repped by APA and Stankevich Law."
Christmas may be coming earlier than expected for all of the 'Halloween' fans!

MUSIC NEWS: Heavy Alt-Rockers VOODOO TERROR TRIBE Reveal New Music Video for 'City of Sixes' via Loudwire's New Music Showcase

Watch Here via Loudwire.com
On Tour Now with Ill Niño & More on the "15 Years of Revolution" Tour
New Album The Sun Shining Cold out Later this Year

New Jersey heavy alt-rock artists VOODOO TERROR TRIBE are currently on the road with Latin metal kings Ill Niño on their "15 Years of Revolution" Tour. The band is gearing up to release a new album, The Sun Shining Cold, later this year - produced by Ill Niño vocalist Cristian Machado. In anticipation of the album's release, the band is pleased to reveal the music video for their new single "City of Sixes". You can watch it now via Loudwire's New Music Showcase: http://loudwire.com/new-music-showcase-exclusive-premieres-from-knee-high-fox-the-reaktion-voodoo-terror-tribe-zodiac/

The music video for "City of Sixes" is directed by Scott Hansen (Motionless in White, A Day To Remember, We Came As Romans) and produced by Mary Dixon and Bedelia Burris-McGrath, with co-production from VOODOO TERROR TRIBE and John Brennan.

Guitarist and synth programmer Emir Erkal states, "This new video is a camp-commentary on modern society, showing Voodoo Terror Tribe as something like 'bladerunners'; masquerading as musicians to snuff out a club full of party-goers for being "just too modern"."
The Sun Shining Cold promises to be VOODOO TERROR TRIBE's most sonically advanced offering yet! Producer Cristian Machado recognized the raw talent within the band and knew they had something special to offer to the rock scene. "This album is possibly one of the best metal albums I've ever been a part of," states Machado. "You don't always get to work with such talented musicians who just so happen to be mature and dedicated to bringing something fresh to the evolution of the genre. I comfortably refer to them as "haunted metal" but in all honesty they are a new breed of metal yet to be heard under this style and context. In my heart of hearts, I truly believe they are here to contribute an impressive approach and styling to the evolution of metal."
Erkal adds, "This is an album full of surprises, with heavy guitars and crushing drums, but yet melodic and catchy tunes with layers of haunted, mysterious, electronic and industrial sounds, with mainly dark, twisted concepts, where we're at a post-apocalyptic, decaying life, with still hopes to prevail and for the sun to shine hot again... I can proudly say that without a doubt this is the best work that we, as VOODOO TERROR TRIBE, have ever done and can't wait for everyone to hear!"
Hailing from the Garden State of New Jersey and dedication to a melodically heavy brand of music, VOODOO TERROR TRIBE has high hopes for the near future. Formed by Emir Erkal on guitars (an Istanbul, Turkey native who moved to USA in order to take his musical career to the next level) and longtime friend T-Bone on drums, the duo soon brought in Primer on bass and topped off their alt-metal sound with the masterfully vocalized emotional poetry by vocalist Gil PZ.
Their discography includes 2005's Mandala EP, 2007's Alone In Pain, 2009's Symptoms of Sinrecorded with Billy Graziadei (Biohazard / Suicide City), 2011's Stands To Reason EP, which they toured heavily in support of. 2014's A Walk in Hell EP soon followed, featuring the track "BloodSoaked", which also was featured by way of music video and premiered via Revolver Magazine - taking the band to a whole new level. VOODOO TERROR TRIBE has previously performed with Biohazard, W.A.S.P., LA Guns, The Rods, Spread Eagle and beyond.

A LovesDragons Momentary Review: The Last House On Cemetery Lane (2015)

Ummm, is this movie over with yet? The music is okay I guess. This guy rents this house because he’s a writer trying to create a new story. The realtor tells him this old lady lives on the third floor and won’t be a bother. Writer falls in love with the girl down the road. Loved listening to the British accents which is all the love I can portray for this movie. Things start happening around the house and he wants answers from the old lady upstairs. She tells him she can’t hide it any more that her daughter killed her best friend and she helped hide her in the wall, blah, blah blah. Oh and wait for it? It’s the lovely girl that he’s been seeing this whole time. Wow, so unpredictable! He now has his story, the end.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Creepy Projects to Support: Bonfire Films Indiegogo for 'White Drift'

In case you couldn't tell, we Creeps love our independent horrors. That much said, we also love to support those projects from horror provider greats like Corey Norman and Bonfire Films. Here's a new project from Norman and crew you can get in on awesome perks just for supporting...

"White Drift is the newest short film from Bonfire Films, made as part of the 2016 Damnationland Film Festival. The film focuses a drifter who arrives in a small Maine town, suffering from the symptoms of withdrawal. When a local waitress takes an interest in him, she soon realizes that he's not an addict, but instead a werewolf beginning his transformation.

Inspired by the werewolf movies of our youth, White Drift presents a new take on the werewolf story geared for modern audiences, while still using the practical effects techniques that made us fall in love with the genre years ago."

For more info visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/damnationland-2016-white-drift#/ before the monster in question crawls under your bed and calls it home.

MUSIC NEWS: Rising Rock Songstress Bella D Releases Lyric Videos for 'Save Me' and 'Invincible' Today

'Save Me' via Revolver Magazine
'Invincible' via 93.3 WMMR FM "Local Shots" Blog
BELLA D's Dystopian Concept Album The Crystal Ceiling is Out this Friday, May 13, 2016
Optional Companion Comic Book Available

Rising symphonic rock songstress BELLA D will unleash her debut full-length album, The Crystal Ceiling, arrived Friday, May 13, 2016BELLA D has already revealed a collection of new tracks from the album, and even a standalone single (a haunting cover of Muse's "Starlight", available via iTunes), in advance of its release. Today, the singer has revealed her first two lyric videos for what are undoubtedly the biggest songs on the album - the never-before-heard monster rock track "Save Me", and the equally huge "Invincible", which saw it's radio debut last month via Long Island's 94.3 The Shark.
Right now, you can watch/hear "Save Me" for the very first time via Revolvermag.com and take the first look at the lyric video for "Invincible" via the 93.3 WMMR FM (Philadelphia) "Local Shots" blog.
Visit iTunes now to pre-order BELLA D's The Crystal Ceiling, which features both of these tracks. To buy her accompanying comic book following alongside the album concept, visithttp://drmagdn.bigcartel.com/. You can buy the album there, as well.
Alongside her musical teammate and producer/co-writer/drummer Charlie Zeleny (otherwise known by DRMAGDN and for his work with Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess, Blotted ScienceBehold the Arctopus and others), BELLA D has created a world of her own with her steampunk-inspired lyrics and haunting melodies. Last week saw the release of their aforementioned standalone cover of Muse's hit "Starlight", re-imagined as a dark and mysterious version. Watch the music video for "Starlight" here: https://youtu.be/yyha-Wl_lOE
***Listeners should note again that "Starlight" is not available on the upcoming album, The Crystal Ceiling, and can only be purchased via iTunes as a single.
More about The Crystal Ceiling:
The Crystal Ceiling features session musicians known for working with multi-platinum artists such as (but not limited to) Taylor SwiftBlondieAvril LavigneBilly JoelBruce Springsteen and David Guetta. Impressively, not one of the musicians on the album aside from BELLA D and DRMAGDN recorded in the same room - this entire album is a true product of the future, utilizing the great power of the internet to craft it. The Crystal Ceilingis chock full of unforgettable, top-notch rock tracks featuring superior production and unmatched musical execution, sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.
The Crystal Ceiling is more than just a concept album - it is born of real life inspiration. The theme of escape from terrible circumstances, surmounting impossible obstacles and overcoming tragedy as a victorious hero is not just a fairy-tale - it's Christie Oakes' (the voice behind BELLA D) life story. Midway through the album recording process, Oakes received the terrible news that she had BRCA positive aggressive breast cancer and needed to not only endure grueling high dose chemotherapy, but also have massive surgery to remove both breasts and her ovaries, similar to Angelina Jolie. Since then, her music has taken on a higher stakes/real life-and-death meaning.
For more information on BELLA D, please visit:
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