Filmmaker Toby Canto is back from hiatus with this awesome flick!

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Toby Canto’s latest flick since the fun zombie film “Dorm of the Dead” is back with this excellent mix of comedy and horror in “Knock Knock”. (review coming soon…)

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFZMq0lscxg

SOUNDTRACK: https://stevencanham.bandcamp.com/album/knock-knock

MOVIE to go rent:  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/knockknock2017

 

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Three-way dance baby at The Bloodbaths and Boomsticks podcast!

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This week we welcome ADDISON BINEK of TROMASTERPIECE THEATER and MOVIES TO WATCH ON A RAINY SUNDAY on YOUTUBE on the show to talk about seemingly everyone’s new horror jam IT. Tim talks about a coming of age werewolf flick GINGER SNAPS.  And KYLE talks Satan, apartments, and the gates of hell in THE SENTINEL.

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This week we have GARY HILL tagging along and talking about KINGSMEN 2:  THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.  Tim talks about a classic slasher starring one of our dudes Peter Spellos in Sorority house massacre 2.  And Kyle talks about one of the most discussed flicks in history in BLADE RUNNER.  We also talk our weekly rundown of what we watched, How Tim got fired from a podcast, and we answer all your crazy questions.  So download this show to give us more life, FUCKER!!!

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This week Tim returns from our favorite place on planet Earth CINEMA WASTELAND with tales of insanity, drinking, and French Canadian Spookies.  We also talk about a 5 star American classic FIRST BLOOD.  And Tim visits one of those 8 films to die for in NIGHTMARE MAN.  We also have all the other fine ramblings that have brought us ZERO RONDO AWARDS!!!!!

 

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Terror Films Releases Official Poster & Trailer for Horror/Comedy DIE LAUGHING

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LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15th, 2017) – Bob Golub’s DIE LAUGHING is available today, on major digital platforms! Earlier in the week, Terror Films has announced it would be releasing comedian Golub’s deranged, docu-style horror/comedy DIE LAUGHING, with two movie clips. Now the genre distributor is unveiling the official poster and trailer, here!

The film stars and centers around real life actor/stand-up comedian Bob Golub. He doesn’t just kill the crowds with his jokes; he sometimes just kills them. He answers an online ad placed by a documentary filmmaker searching for people who have committed an actual homicide. Golub responds and insanity and murder ensue as we get an inside look at this funny guy’s demented, murderous, and darkly comedic world.

DIE LAUGHING is a completely improvised work from the minds of Golub and his filmmaking partner-in-crime, Mark Mannschreck. Inspired by the likes of the cult hit Man Bites Dog, this pseudo-documentary was shot over many months on the road with Golub using a single camera in a raw, cinéma vérité style.

Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms. Platforms include:  iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others.  The release begins with North America and will be followed by a worldwide digital release on iFlix.

The official trailer: https://youtu.be/8sEZw2ITK6Y

 

For more information on Terror Films, visit:

 

http://www.terrorfilms.net/film/die-laughing-9152017

 

https://www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

“Night Stalkers: Paranormal Investigators” Now Playing on Amazon Prime.

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The Paranormal Documentary ‘Night Stalkers: Paranormal Investigators’ by Wayne Poe (Hotel Camarillo) is now available on Amazon Prime (USA/UK/Germany).

 

The feature-length horror doc is also available for digital rental on Amazon Instant Video for only $1.99.

 

The synopsis reads: “Ghost hunters in Southern California document the paranormal activity inside allegedly haunted locations including the Linda Vista Hospital, the Zalud House, the Anaheim White House, and the Suicide Bridge.”

 

The 59-minute investigation into the supernatural follows a group of California men and women dedicated to hunt and document the paranormal activity around them.

 

Night Stalkers’ can be streamed now for free with Amazon Prime here: http://amzn.to/2wVz9eG

 

Trailer Link

https://youtu.be/mwJefBG-FEw

Oh this is for real horror fans!

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Hello kiddos, independent filmmakers, horror fans, VHS collectors, t-shirt people, and anybody else out there reading this! Grossfest is for real! It is a reality as we have nailed down a hotel and date.

Grossfest

Saturday, July 28,2018

The George Washington Hotel

60 S. Main St.

Washington, Pa. 15301

www.thegeorgewashington.com

Vendor info will be coming soon as will many other details.

This is a big step in just having a fun horror movie convention or otherwise GROSSFEST!

#grossfest2018

Gross Movie Reviews #414

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Gross Movie Reviews #414

 

The Video Dead (DVD) – A package is delivered to the door of Mr. Jordan aka ‘Bullshit artist’. Problem is Mr. Jordan didn’t order anything but takes it anyhow. It’s a T.V. and Mr. Jordan is a writer so he just sets it up in the living room and goes about his merry way. The T.V. begins playing by itself a black and white zombie flick. When he goes to check it out the zombies come out of the T.V. The delivery people come back the next day to Mr. Jordan dead as the package was supposed to go to “The Institute of Occult Studies”. A few months pass and a couple young college kids, Jeff and Zoe show up to movie in to help out their parents. Jeff finds the weird T.V. talking to him from the attic one night and plugs it in his bedroom. Weird shit happens including an old dude from Texas who has been looking for the T.V. to destroy it and what’s in it. They must hunt the zombies down: destroy them or get them back into the television. A great low budget zombie flick from 1987 that doesn’t play by the typical “zombie rules” and has that S.O.V. feel to it. The effects are great, the plot is very different than most zombie flicks, and you get David Bowie zombie! I give this must watch gem 4 stars.

The Creep Behind the Camera (Blu-ray) – An amazing reenactment documentary about filmmaker Vic Savage aka A.J. Nelson aka Arthur White aka most likely had a few other names. Otherwise a film that documents the insanity behind the making of a bad movie of 1964’s “The Creeping Terror” before stuff like “Troll 2” and “Cursed” were even thought of. Vic gets the filmmaking bug and moves himself and his first wife out to Hollywood during the 50s to make “the biggest monster movie anyone has seen!” Never mind the bad movie as much as Vic Savage was a complete psycho, womanizer, drug addict, drunk, con man! True stories told by living cast members, his first wife, producer, etc. Vic Savage was such a complete maniac that his monster maker stole his own creation during filming because he wasn’t paid, change actresses, sets, hung out with Charles Manson (before we all knew who he was), god complex, threesomes, Vic was completely insane. So insane he disappears into the night leaving what was considered the finished product/film in the garage with no sound, slate, etc. This is stuff that could not be made up about a film that is one of the first two movies I can legitimately remember watching. This film started it all for me and to watch this and learn of this insanity just made me absolutely love this documentary! It is beautiful insanity that needs to be watch and rewatched to be believed! There is lots of cool extras on the Blu-ray: The Creeping Terror movie of course but my favorite extra “How to Build a Carpet Monster”. Once again, Synapse Films does not disappoint as I give this wonderful package 4 out of 4 stars and can be found at www.synapse-films.com .

Phenomena (Blu-ray) – The creepy Dario Argento film that stars a young Jennifer Connelly who plays a character named Jennifer who can communicate with bugs. Her famous father sends her to a gifted Swiss school where of course she isn’t well liked. Doesn’t help Jennifer sleep walks and finds herself outside almost being run down by a couple of weirdos and eventually meets a Dr. McGregor played by Donald Pleasance an entomologist. Besides the good doctor explaining she is in the part of the mountains that is considered the “Swiss Transylvania” he does notice and admire Jennifer’s ability with insects. The doctor soon recruits her help in his research for a killer in the area who is killing young women. The Blu-ray pack has three different versions of the film: The 110-minute hybrid cut which was awesome and never seen, the 110-minute international cut, and the 83-minute U.S. cut called “Creepers” which I grew up seeing. Along with a commentary and the different versions of the horror film there is also Dario Argento’s World of Horror documentary which is a pretty awesome thing to have in this 2-disc pack. The movie looks beautiful and it was really cool to finally see this hybrid cut as I give the movie 3 stars and the package 4 out of 4 stars as this should end collectors looking for any other copy of “Phenomena”. To find out more about the 2-disc Blu-ray go to www.synapse-films.com .

 

Acid Bath (DVD) – A 2006 insane independent film that sports a character named Zeke who has a fetish for killing hookers. The film follows his insanity in this exploitation-type flick that also has a man shooting gang members with a rocket launcher! Not much on plot but has grittiness and insanity in spades as you feel like you found a lost Polonia Brothers’ film from the late 80s as I give it 2 stars.

 

Redemption (DVD) – Jason Statham is a war vet back from the recent war living as a bum and wants left alone. One night two nasty dudes beat the crap out of him and take his roommate he was looking out for. He stumbles into a loft being chased by the two men and realizes no one is home. Takes a hard long look at himself, quits drinking, cleans up, and goes looking for the girl. But also uses the loft as home as the tenant isn’t coming back for months. He gets a job as muscle for the Chinese boss man to take people’s money. He uses his share to buy pizzas for the poor and try to give back to the nun that would help him and others who are on the street on a nightly basis. Or as I like to call it a very sad and depressing entry into “The Transporter” series as I give the film 3 stars.

 

Outside the Law (DVD) – Cynthia Rothrock was working for the CIA in Columbia until her team and boyfriend were set up. Now she is back in the states and just wants to forget everything. Meanwhile the legendary Stephen Macht is trying to track her down in Florida and find out what she knows? Also the dad from “Wonder Years” shows up and cool action dude James Lew to face off with Cynthia in the climatic fight. But mostly its Cynthia hanging out in Central Florida helping out a young couple avenge the dude’s sister who was killed by a B-movie dickweed! Give the action flick 2 stars.

 

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You can always visit and see some past reviews, independent film news, or me ranting at: www.grossmoviereviews.com !!!

Don’t forget you can also hear Kyle Poling and me talking about horror flicks on a weekly basis on the Bloodbaths and Boomsticks podcast at: www.bloodbathspodcast.blogspot.com/ also available at http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/kyle-poling-2/bloodbaths-and-boomsticks?refid=stpr

Plus you can always go to the greatest T-shirt place online or if you are in Texas visit the store of “Fast Custom Shirts” where T-shirt Joe is the only place you should purchase your horror T-shirts: Go to www.fastcustomshirts.com for details.

Also you can pick up my new book “Gross Movie Reviews: More Sequels, More Massacres, More Beer” at: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tim-gross/gross-movie-reviews-more-massacres-more-sequels-and-more-beer/paperback/product-22853681.html

 

A Young Woman Finds out What Really Scares Her in “THE DOCUMENTARY “ Releasing from Terror Films

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LOS ANGELES, CA (August 21, 2017) – Terror Films is set to release THE DOCUMENTARY onto digital platforms this Tuesday, August 22. The film was written and directed by Walter Moise (producer/editor of the award winning sci-fi indie Counter Clockwise). The cast is comprised of Tristin Rupp, Jake B. Miller, and Aaron Bowden. The film’s official artwork and trailer are available now.
Through a found footage aesthetic, the story follows Sandra Novak (Rupp) who has agreed to be the subject of a documentary film. The documentary deals with “conquering fear.” Unbeknownst to her, the filmmaker that has chosen her may have ulterior motives as he infiltrates her home and begins to gather information to sabotage her relationship and her life.
Moise has something to say of the filmmaking process. Moise has said: “I was trying to capture the closest thing to actual reality. I shot the whole film in chronological order and chose not to write a script but a treatment that the actors would improvise.” Moise also says that he has derived inspiration from the works of Michael Haenke and Stanley Kubrick.
In their ongoing effort to bring the best and most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms. Platforms include: iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others. The release begins with North America and will be followed by a worldwide digital release on iFlix.
Terror Films has provided the official poster art plus a link to the official trailer and one clip from the film (“You told me about a fear…”).

 

THE DOCUMENTARY Official Trailer:

THE DOCUMENTARY clip “You told me about a fear…”:

For more information on Terror Films, visit: http://www.terrorfilms.net

And here: http://www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

Terror Films Debuts Official Poster & Trailer for Disturbing Sibling Tale “I KNOW YOU’RE IN THERE”

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LOS ANGELES, CA (August 18th, 2017) Horror genre distributor Terror Films is releasing I Know You’re in There today, August 18th!

 

I Know You’re in There was written and directed by Robert Lawson Gordon. The film stars: Will Hurst, Grainne McDermott, Mindee de Lacey and Karin Lee. In the story, Tom Redding (Hurst), after his mother’s suicide, discovers that he has a sister named Chloe (McDermott). Chloe is catatonic and completely paralyzed.  Later, Tom takes her on a trip to their dead mother’s isolated home partly  – in hopes of documenting her rare illness. Their bonding time is disrupted by unexpected twists into madness as a supernatural evil presents itself.

The film has been met with some critical acclaim. Wicked Channel has stated: the story is kick-ass and the suspense in the film is ever present.Peter ‘Witchfinder’ Hopkins of Horrorscreams Videovault states: if you like…a story that keeps you hooked, check out I Know You’re in There.

In their ongoing effort to bring the best and most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms. Platforms include: iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others.  The release begins with North America and will be followed up by a worldwide digital release on iFlix.

Terror Films has provided the official poster art plus a link to the official trailer, here.

 

The I Know You’re in There official trailer:  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks7d28mHI2s

 

For more information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

 

And here: www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

Terror Films Provides Official Poster, Trailer and one Clip for Haunted House Thriller “INTERIOR”

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LOS ANGELES, CA (August 15, 2017) – Genre distributor Terror Films will be releasing the festival standout INTERIOR this Tuesday, August 15th. It was written and directed by Zachary Beckler. The film has won “Best Director” and “Best Sound Design” at the NYC Horror Film Festival (2015), “Best Horror Feature” at Shriekfest (2015), “Best Domestic Film” at the Starlite Film Festival (US, 2015), “Best Thriller Feature” at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival (2014), “Best Florida Feature” at the Freak Show Horror Film Festival (2014), along with the “Audience Award” at the Knoxville Horror Film Fest (2015).

The story follows Sam (Christopher Carullo). Sam is a down and out filmmaker, who is hired by his ex-girlfriend, Allison (Piper Rae Patterson), to record unexplained phenomenon. The strange occurrences have been happening in the new house where she, her husband and young daughter have recently moved to.  Over the course of the night, Sam comes face to face with an ultimate form of evil.

In their ongoing effort to bring the best and the most diverse indie horror content to the masses, Terror Films will release this film across multiple digital platforms including: iTunes, Amazon Instant/Prime, Vudu, Google Play/You Tube, X-Box Live and many others.  The release begins with North America and will be followed by a worldwide digital release on iFlix.

Terror Films has provided the official poster, plus a link to the official trailer and one clip from the film, titled “Dreaming of Allison.”

 

INTERIOR Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuPRHGd8Li8

 

INTERIOR Clip “Dreaming of Allison:” https://youtu.be/JCGAIZgv1jo

For more information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

 

And here: www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

Suburban Nightmare THE ICE CREAM TRUCK coming this August!

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Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck will hit theaters August 18 and be released day-and-date on VOD via Uncork’d Entertainment. A new trailer and poster have been released to coincide with the release.

The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work.  As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, there’s something very sinister about that Ice Cream Truck that patrols her suburb.

The Ice Cream Truck also stars Dana Gaier (Despicable Me 3), John Redlinger (Thirst, Banshee), Emil Johnsen (Isolerad), Hilary Barraford (Go For Sisters), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31),  and Lisa Ann Walter (War of the Worlds).

Storytelling is very much in Freels Johnston’s DNA.  The granddaughter of legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard, The Ice Cream Truck screenplay was a semi-finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay competition.

As a producer developing material for over a decade, Freels Johnston worked on adaptations of her grandfather’s work and produced Sparks, the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  After completing a project for the USA Network, she decided to follow her passion and write and direct her own material. Her first film, 2014’s micro budget thriller Rebound, developed a cult following on VOD, was called, “Almost David Lynchian in its strangeness” by Film Threat and Rue Morgue said, the film “(was) worth watching to the end for the unnervingly realistic twist ending.”

The Ice Cream Truck will be released in theaters and on VOD August 18.

Official Synopsis :
Mary’s husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their new house all alone and….waits. Yet in this idealistic world, something seems very odd. The Ice Cream Man, a symbol of youth and good times, starts killing some of her neighbors. Mary soon learns that the suburbs are scarier in more ways that she ever remembered.

 

NEW TRAILER
http://tinyurl.com/TRAILERICECREAM
or
https://youtu.be/PxEQnYpy_-U

 

NEW POSTER
http://tinyurl.com/ICECREAMPOSTER

IMAGES

http://tinyurl.com/ICECREAMIMAGES