A little less than six months to go till… GROSSFEST!

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Hello people, independent horror movie fans, vendors, authors, fellow geeks. Quite a few people have recently ask, “What is the goal of Grossfest?”

 

The goal of Grossfest isn’t just to have fun but to do a film festival, convention, whatever you wanna call it a little bit different. Grossfest is not here to compete with the local Steel City Con, Living Dead Festival, or even Horror Realm at The Hollywood Theater. Grossfest is an idea that yes, started off as a joke but was always an idea of something that I have always wanted to do. It’s an idea that has been rolling around in my head for many years. Hell, some of the people who got to see the Bastards of Horror film festival years ago at Horror Realm knew I always would like to do something like this. The point of this idea is to have an event once a year with help that will cater to independent filmmakers, independent actors, their films, independent authors, and celebrate them. Give them another platform to show off their work! Instead of the Indy people being only a small part of the event how about make them the biggest and best part of the event?

 

I want this event to not only be something I have always enjoyed for so many years about low budget and independent movies. But how about have an event where not only focuses on these cool talented people but introduce them to a crowd of film lovers and geeks that may not know them or only heard of them. Plus, have the filmmakers and so on meet each other filmmakers, gain new fans, etc. Also we all know conventions can be expensive believe me I have been there done that for years. The other part of the goal of Grossfest for me and the others behind it is we are not in it for the money, but to celebrate the independent genre. So that means keeping costs of tickets and vendor spaces low so we can do this every year at the same location! As I always said, “you never know when meeting these talented people and seeing their films when you might be introduced to the next Tom Savini or George Romero or KNB FX group?”

 

By some chance the event isn’t successful a really cool person, Tim Wilder (R.I.P.) said to me, “Order pizza and turn it into a party. All of our friends will be there anyway and there will be awesome movies!” And that I can never argue.

 

So if you are interested in being a vendor, contact us (grossfest@gmail.com) tables are only $50. Just a fan or wanna see what all the fuss is about tickets will be $10 at the door.  You are a filmmaker or producer that has a feature or a short film? We are taking those. Of course we already have our main lineup of films but we do have a segment where the best feature and short film sent to us will have a spot in the movie lineup but also win a “Grossfest” award! And again if successful my hope is to have another movie room to show off even more independent movies…

 

Guest list:

Todd Sheets

Brian Paulin

Thomas Berdinski

Jim Roberts

Eliza Jayne

Steve Rudzinski

Justin M. Seaman 

Zane Hershberger

 

Nick Charles

Terrence Main

 

All are welcome to the Grossfest event and if you have questions or want more details about the hotel go to www.grossfest.com or the Grossfest Facebook group page. Otherwise I will see yinz all in less than six months on July 28th, 2018 at The George Washington Hotel in Washington, Pa.

 

P.S. Thank you to the people who are taking a chance and standing behind this event and putting their time and money into it.

 

#grossfest2018 , #grossfest

 

Thank yinz,

Tim Gross

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New episode up as we take a look at what might happen in 2018?

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This week Tim and Kyle put on some funny looking glasses and look into the future to talk about the upcoming films of 2018.  We also do the normal of reading viewer mail, and reviewing the films that we watched this week.

 

http://bloodbathspodcast.blogspot.com/

 

Jason Horton’s The Campus on VOD (Amazon Instant) February 1st!

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“The Devil Will Take Your Soul…One Piece At a Time.”

Los Angeles, California (January th, 2018): Director Jason Horton’s (Monsters in the Woods) The Campus will be releasing through Video-on-demand this week. This indie horror film puts Morgan (Rachel Amanda Bryant) in a demonic limbo, after her father makes a deal with the Devil. Robert C. Pullman (“Fragmented”), Brit Sheridan (“Supernatural”) and Scott Menville also star in this Gas Money Pictures’ production. And, The Campus will be available, through a wide online release, this February 1st!

 

The Campus brings several stories together in a larger narrative. Horton says of the story and its genre: “with The Campus I set out to put a unique spin on a familiar premise, by combining several horror subgenres into a single coherent story. I used the Groundhog Day’s (1993) framework to combine different types of horror, while telling a very human story.” Horror fans can see this thrilling horror title, through VOD this week. The Campus debuts on Amazon Instant, on February 1st. And, this is one horror title not to be missed.

 

The film’s official trailer: https://vimeo.com/241165897

 

The film can be reviewed here (pw: morgan2017): https://vimeo.com/232474646

The official synopsis: Robert dies after breaking his deal with the Devil, bringing his daughter home for the funeral. Morgan arrives with the intent of ripping off the family business but soon finds herself in a never-ending cycle of terror; being brutally murdered then resurrected over and over again – each time losing another piece of her soul.

 

Director/writer: Jason Horton.

 

Producers: Sean A. Reid, Joe Bartone, Robert Pullman, James L. Bills and  Paul Norman

 

Cast: Rachel Amanda Bryant, Britt Sheridan, Robert C. Pullman and Scott Menville Notes: Director Jason Horton and actress Rachel Amanda Bryant  are available for interviews.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCampusMovie/

 

Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GasMoneyPics

Small Town Monsters Teams with Terror Films to expand the release of Invasion on Chestnut Ridge!

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LOS ANGELES, CA (January 16, 2018) – Terror Films is teaming up again with award winning filmmaker Seth Breedlove for his latest documentary, Invasion on Chestnut Ridge. The genre label has set a release date for Tuesday, January 16, 2018, on most VOD platforms.

This film examines the history and continuation of unusual happenings on and around Chestnut Ridge, a mountain range located in Southwest Pennsylvania. The unexplained phenomenon in this region includes the Kecksburg UFO crash in 1965, the Uniontown Bigfoot and UFO sightings, terrifying encounters with an enormous prehistoric bird in Keystone State Park and much more.

Invasion on Chestnut Ridge was written, edited and directed by Breedlove as part of his “Small Town Monsters” series, which premiered on Amazon in October 2017 – to positive acclaim.

Terror Filmswill expand the film’s release to multiple platforms, shortly. Also, this marks the third collaboration between Breedlove and Terror Films. Previous titles include have included The Mothman of Point Pleasant and Boggy Creek Monster. As well, the expansion will include: iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and Xbox in North America with a Worldwide digital expansion to follow via iTunes International and iFlix. Additional platforms, VOD and a DVD release will follow at a later date.

 

The official synopsis: In southwestern Pennsylvania lies an expansive mountain range called the Chestnut Ridge. Though a home for unusual activity since the 1800s, the area has been largely overlooked…until now!

The Invasion on Chestnut Ridge trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUHc2eKiJ9Y

Terror Films is a distribution company specializing in the horror genre. They also produce titles out of Los Angeles, CA. More details on Terror Films:

 

www.terrorfilms.net

 

And: www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

 

More details on the documentary at Small Town Monsters:

 

http://smalltownmonsters.com/