Book contest for one of my favorite holiday films!

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Santa 8000

Season’s Bleedings!

Want to win a little holiday fear this season? Then enter the Infinite Santa 8000 Movie Book Giveaway, running from December 9th to 16th!

Infinite Santa 8000 is a web series and feature film about a cyborg Santa Claus who must fight mutants and robo-people to survive in a vast, post-apocalyptic wasteland. Horrorhound Magazine called it, “A heartwarming tale of holiday spirit, reindeer, and copious amounts of blood.”

Entry is free, and one grand prize winner will receive a limited-edition book of the Infinite Santa 8000 Movie! This book features full-color artwork taken directly from the film. It has all the explosions, mutants, and Christmas carnage a horror fan could ask for.

The grand prize winner will also receive a poster autographed by Greg Ansin and Michael Neel, the mad minds behind the Infinite Santa universe.

What’s more, every entrant automatically wins a DVD of the first six webisodes and a Christmas card from Infinite Santa himself.

RULES:

1)You MUST BE SUBSCRIBED to the Infinite Santa Twitter and/or HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT to enter!

2) MUST be 18 or older OR have parent/guardian permission.

3) Contest opens: 12/9/16 Closes: 12/16/16

4) Open to US/Canada Residents Only

5) You can only subscribe and Follow/Like once, but you can Tweet daily for more entries!

6) Winner will be chosen at random, so the more entries you make the better your chances!

7) DO NOT get scammed! Winners will be emailed directly with address provided. We will contact the winners on December 17th, 2016 via email. If any winner does not respond by December 21st at 5pm PST, we reserve the right to hand over to the next randomly selected participant.

8) Winners will be announced publicly on December 19th and not before that date for ANY REASON! Winners will be notified via email and announced publicly on the Infinite Santa 8000 Twitter, Facebook, and Newsletter.

9) The prizes will be sent out as soon as possible. Due to the busy time of year, prizes are not guaranteed to arrive before Christmas. Please keep in mind if you intend the prizes as gifts.

Thank you and Good Luck!

http://infinitesanta.com/BookContest2016.php

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Horror Realm deal for those interested in getting my book!

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I will most likely repost this the week of the show but for anybody interested in buying a copy of my book Gross Movie Reviews: The Wrath of Gross

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You can get $5 off a copy if you make a purchase at our table. A movie, shirt, etc. So instead of $30 it would be $25 if you buy a copy of Jagoff Massacre, a movie, or a T-shirt! And yes there will be Jagoff Massacre shirts available and the first time in a long time there will be a limited amount of Gross Movie Reviews T-shirts available!

GMR shirtThanks to T-shirt Joe at http://www.fastcustomshirts.com and will also be at Horror Realm with a full table of horror shirts available for you!

“If you’re guilty, beware The Laughing Mask!”

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The Laughing Mask

“If you’re guilty, beware The Laughing Mask!”

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Saint Augustine, Florida – The indie slasher feature The Laughing Mask has completed practical effects layering. As well, over twenty minutes of new, original scenes have been shot and the sound design has been improved. Now, the film is set to have its World Premiere, at the Wolf’s Museum of Mystery. The showing takes place on October 3rd, 2015, in Saint Augustine, Florida. And, members of the production team and cast will be in attendance. Members of the media are also welcome to attend.

 

The film’s story is one of revenge. Jake (John Hardy) has lost his wife to the Laughing Mask killer. Recently, his daughter has been kidnapped by this same madman. Jake must work with the diligent detective, Kate O’Malley (Sheyenne Rivers), to track down this elusive man. But, where the Laughing Mask takes him, Jake is unprepared to go. Jake must deal with a strange assortment of monsters and creatures, within the Laughing Mask’s darkened lair.

 

There will be a number of special events at the film’s premiere. Attendees can have their picture taken with the Laughing Mask character. As well, the film’s official trailer will debut here, in this one-of-a-kind setting. In the Wolf’s Museum of Mystery, where the film was extensively shot, viewers can see the influences of some of the characters within the film, including the Wolf, the Mermaid and Pig Man! This is a one time showing!

 

World Premiere: October 3rd, 2015.

 

Director: Michael Aguiar.

 

Cast: John Hardy, Sheyenne Rivers, Gabriel Lee and Jeffrey Jenkins.

 

A fan page for the film is available here:

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheLaughingMask/timeline

 

More on the film’s World Premiere is available here:

 

http://www.wolfsmuseumofmystery.com/

The Divine Tragedies Announces the Casting of Barbara Cramptom

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Writer and director Jose Prendes (The Haunting of Whaley House) and producers Jon and James Kondelik are excited to announce the casting of the eternally beautiful Barbara Crampton (Your’re Next, Re-animator). Crampton joins her From Beyond co-star Ken Foree, in their new film The Divine Tragedies.

 

Barbara says of the film: “I am very excited to take part in Jose Prendes’s complex and disturbing film, The Divine Tragedies; deeply exploring the nature of relationships and the influence they provide while carving out our places in the world,” she says. “I am excited to play the mother of two brothers whose torturous tendencies exact horrific carnage to people they claim to both admire and love. Being reunited with one of my favorite co-stars, horror luminary Ken Foree, is an added delight!”

 

The Divine Tragedies, based loosely on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, tells the tale of Charles Brubaker (Graham Denman, The Haunting of Whaley House) and his half-brother Thomas Lo Bianco (Jon Kondelik, Airplane Vs. Volcano), who were raised by their arthritis-twisted, alcoholic Mother (Barbara Crampton). The boys concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder, and when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul (Ken Foree), a cop with a very special gift, is hot on their trail.

 

“Barbara is an actress that I have admired for years and I am beyond thrilled to have her on this film,” says Jose. “She glows with life and is really going to surprise people with her performance in this one. Not only does she love the material and respect it, which is the best compliment an actor can give, but she has raised the bar for us dramatically.”

 

*filming begins at the end of February.

 

Director: Jose Prendes.

 

Producers: Jon and James Kondelik.

 

Cast: Lynn Lowry, Ken Foree, Sean Whalen, Graham Denman and Jon Kondelik.

 

For more info on the film visit the film’s Facebook page:

 

www.facebook.com/divinetragediesmovie

 

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More details on the casting details are here: The Divine Tragedies

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“A Serial Killer Fever Dream!”

 

The famous Leopold and Loeb ransom and murder case is being brought to the screen with The Divine Tragedies. This twisted tale of stalking, kidnapping and violent murder has been re-envisioned by director and writer Jose Prendes (The Haunting of Whaley House). A true tale of wits, the production team, including brothers and producers James and Jon Kondelik, are pleased to announce the attachment of actors Lynn Lowry and Sean Whalen to their terrifying tale. Actor Ken Foree has already announced his participation in the film, with more famous horror personalities set to be included soon.

 

The Leopold and Loeb murder case has been sensationalized in film previously. Alfred Hitchcock used this famous trial in his famous thriller Rope (1948). And, Prendes has his own interpretation of the case. In the story of The Divine Tragedies, Charles (Graham Denman) and his half-brother Thomas (Jon Kondelik) concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder. And when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But, problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul (Ken Foree) is hot on their trail.

 

Fans of horror will recognize both Sean Whalen and Lynn Lowry from previous horror roles. Sean Whalen has had appearances in such tales as Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs (1991) and more recently in Hatchet 3 (2013). Director Prendes says of Sean and his character: “I wrote this really bizarre and sleazy character, who just so happened to have some endearing qualities and I always had Sean in mind for it.” As well, actress Lynn Lowry has appeared in dozens of horror titles. Her most prominent roles include The Crazies (1973, 2010) and Cat People (1982). Lowry has had several recent appearances in the horror genre and she has collaborated with Prendes previously in The Haunting of Whaley House (2012). Prendes says of Lowry: “Lynn is simply wonderful. She is the kind of actor that draws us in and makes us care. She easily changes the dynamic of a scene. I am honoured to be working with one of my favourite actresses again.” The production crew behind The Divine Tragedies is proud to bring Sean Whalen and Lynn Lowry on board one of this year’s most thrilling murder tales – The Divine Tragedies!

 

*filming begins at the end of February, 2014.

 

Director: Jose Prendes.

 

Producers: Jon and James Kondelik.

 

Cast: Lynn Lowry, Ken Foree, Sean Whalen, Graham Denman and Jon Kondelik.

 

For more info on the film visit the film’s Facebook page:

 

www.facebook.com/divinetragediesmovie

 

 

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The Divine Tragedies Announces the Casting of Ken Foree

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“A Serial Killer Fever Dream”

Writer/Director Jose Prendes (The Haunting of Whaley House) and producers Jon and James Kondelik are excited to welcome the badass Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead, Lords of Salem) to the cast of their new film.
“Ken is not only a good, hard-working actor, but has such an iconic presence that he makes everything cool,” says Prendes. “We sent the script to him and he got back to us the very next day with a simple: ‘I’m in’. We are beyond thrilled to have him on board.”

 

The Divine Tragedies, based loosely on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, tells the tale of Charles Brubaker (Graham Denman, The Haunting of Whaley House) and his half-brother Thomas Lo Bianco (Jon Kondelik, Airplane Vs. Volcano), who concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder. And when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul (Ken Foree), a cop with a very special gift, is hot on their trail.

 

“Jose Prendes, is one of the most promising up and coming directors,” say Ken. “I’m looking forward to our collaboration and working with the producers on this exciting film. I’m very anxious for shooting to begin. I know it will be a wonderful, creative adventure for all of us.”

 

Filming begins at the end of February.

 

Ken Foree

Official Release Date and Artwork Reveal for “RABID LOVE”

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North America prepares to catch the virus on DVD and VOD March 4th, 2014

Rabid Love

Midnight Releasing will be spreading Rabid Love on DVD and On Demand this coming March to all major and minor digital platforms, rental chains and more!  The DVD features an outtakes reel, behind-the-scenes clips, and on-set vlogs by star Hayley Derryberry.

 

 

About the Film
In Rabid Love, a stereotypical weekend camping trip gets bloody when a stranger insinuates his way into the group and people start showing up dead.  Is it a large wild animal?  A blood-thirsty psychopath?  Or maybe a mad scientist’s super rabies virus infecting the friends one by one?  Viewers will just have to find out for themselves by watching this unique slasher, stylishly made in homage to the 80’s slashers that raised a generation of horror fans.

 

Written and directed by Paul J. Porter, Rabid Love stars Jessica Sonneborn (Bloody Bloody Bible Camp), Hayley Derryberry, Josh Hammond (Jeepers Creepers 2), and Brandon Stacy.

Synopsis

A group of recent college grads on a final camping trip together pursue their own agendas when it comes to relationships but must put aside their differences and try to survive when one of them disappears and something in the forest starts killing the rest.

Official Trailer and More Information:

http://midnightreleasing.com/rabid-love/
http://www.rabidlovemovie.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RabidLoveMovie

Gross Movie Reviews #303

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Gross Movie Reviews #303

 

By Tim Gross

 

More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (DVD) – Another great documentary about a horror film that is a favorite of many horror fans. But this isn’t just any horror film the documentary covers… it’s the zombie film that changed everything about zombies. Just like 1968s ‘Night of the Living Dead’, ‘Return of the Living Dead’ caught everyone by surprise in the mid-80s by introducing zombies wanting brains, zombies talk, and be a new kind of entertainment. This documentary tracks down all who were involved and learns of how it all came together and how no one exactly knew that this zombie film would take the next step in zombie film evolution. A must see for all as I give it 4 stars.

Infinte Santa

Infinte Santa 8000 (DVD) – What once started as a webisodes project from Michael Neel and Greg Ansin after their awesome independent anthology ‘Drive-in Horrorshow’ has now become a feature length animated film after two long years of hard work. And I am here to say the hard work paid off in this beautiful animated feature that features a Robo Santa a world that is far into a war torn future! This is the type of film that makes me wonder if the filmmakers behind it reach into a horror fan’s dark soul and bring to life something of the likes of Robo Santa. The film has a great and entertaining beginning that sets the pace for you the viewer of knowing what your brain is about to witness as Robo Santa is facing off a full robot in a bootleg Thunderdome. And they are fighting for meat as meat is scarce and the new money with the world looking like one big wasteland straight out of a ‘Mad Max’ film. But as Santa goes back to the North Pole with his Robo reindeer he knows he is going back to the one person who still believes. And her name is Martha. Martha is what keeps the old man going. But there is some who want to take that away from him and the menace that wants to take the happiness away is the “Creator” who made Martha. The Creator sends an evil bunny with exploding peeps, monkey men, and mutations, even Martha clones to kill Santa and steal Martha away only to destroy her for good. It is a holiday classic of good versus evil in this animated feature that is complete chaotic fun! It is not only one of the best independent films of the year but I am glad to say one my favorite horror films in the past few years. The dedication of Michael Neel and all who are involved with Burnt Reindeer Films should be proud of their project that I would put up there with the likes of ‘Heavy Metal’, ‘Fire and Ice’. What sealed the deal on this great film was the quote from Robo Santa in the film, “Just how I like my mutants, ugly, crispy, and dead!” That is perfection for me. Horror movie fans if there is one horror film you buy this holiday season it must be “Infinite Santa 8000” or Robo Santa and myself are coming Mad Max style down your chimney and throwing you in the bootleg Thunderdome! I give the film 4 out of 4 stars and it can be found at www.midnightreleasing.com and more info about Greg and others can be found at www.infinitesanta.com . If you need more look for the intentional or unintentional video game Gauntlet scene during the big fight between Robo Santa and Creator’s minions.

Eureka (DVD) – An odd Rutger Hauer film from 1983 that also stars Gene Hackman, Ed Lauter, Mickey Rouke, Joe Pesci, and Joe Spinell! But what Rutger Hauer film isn’t a bit odd as most of his career choices always make you think. But Gene Hackman is a man who searched for gold for 15 years during the time of the gold rush finally finding after a very weird encounter with a woman who helps tell his future. Years later and Hackman’s character now owning an island and more money than can be printed finds himself feeling like his world is falling apart as Rutger Hauer is taking his daughter away, people want his island, and they want to kill him. Weird but a fun watch for Rutger Hauer fans as I give it 2 stars.

8213: Gacy House (DVD) – A found footage film about Ghost Hunters investigating a vacant home in March 2006. The home is supposed to be where Gacy’s old house was. They even say in the opening credits that the original home was destroyed in 1979 I believe and a new home was built there. But during the film during the so-called investigation the ghost hunters talk about the old house, wiring, etc. This is the type of film that just gives paranormal experts a bad name hell if I was a ghost hunter I would be insulted by this big piece of elephant shit! I give it 0 stars.

Ridge War

Ridge War Z (DVD) – An independent zombie film that takes entirely different approach but at the same time trying to cash in on the similar title of Brad Pitt’s project. A reporter tracks down three soldiers who survived a battle with zombies to protect a ridge and write a book on it. The filmmaker Alek Gearhart takes the approach of the reporter helping the soldiers get over the evil events that happened and to relive some of the horrible events to make their lives better and help him to write his book based on the events. The filmmaker dedicates the film to all veterans who were in a war as tries to use this dramatic approach to show how tough it can be for vets to live with the burden of war and the decisions made during the battles. It’s different, a little talky at times but I gotta give credit to the filmmaker doing something very different with the zombie genre. I give the film 2 ½ out of 4 stars and can be found at www.braindamagefilms.com .

Amnesiac (DVD) – A foreign independent film that tries to outsmart the viewer by over thinking the plot and just confusing the shit out of me by the end of the film. The film begins with two sisters and the one’s boyfriend Thom going all ‘Witchboard’ with an Ouija board by doing a séance to contact a spirit. But as the three get more involved in the spirit’s world as things go weird to the point that the film becomes about the spirit who killed people in a past life but is now haunted by the people who were contacting him through the board… maybe? All I know this film my head hurt and it got boring as the filmmaker over thought the plot. I give the independent film 0 out of 4 stars and you can find it at www.midnightreleasing.com .

The Man with the Iron Fists (DVD) – A film that steals a bunch of random Asian Cinema and smashes it into a crazy action film to pimp RZA! It’s not bad, it’s not good, and it’s just one of those films that are a little too much over the top. I give it 2 stars.

Daisy Derkins, Dogsitter of the Damned! (DVD) – Daisy has just gotten a part time job being a dog sitter for a very strange dude in a black robe. But he gives Daisy permission to do pretty much anything she wants as long as she keeps an eye out for the dog. Bad move Ex-Lax! Daisy invites two friends over who want to get Daisy high and drunk and bullshit about the guy who is stalking her after one date. Once they are about to enter the point of no return in drunken terms Daisy hears a voice or laughter, causing the friends to call paranormal expert/pinup model Delia to find the issue and film it for her cable access show. If that wasn’t enough to scare Daisy her stalker comes to the house to sing to her, a witch begins to fuck with them, and a serial killer who looks like a bootleg combo of Dimebag Darryl and John Carl Buechler killing everyone in the house, and we have a wendigo that tries to rape the paranormal expert/pinup model. This all happens just because the strange dude parties with a Mexican wrestler and just needed to feed his dog the Dogsitter. Big boobs, blood, woman with tattoos and a Mexican wrestler… I was entertained. I give the independent flick 2 ½ out of 4 stars.

Any comments or questions please send to: GrossMovieReview@verizon.net, GrossMovieReview@aol.com or www.facebook.com/grossmoviereviews . Remember folks always support your local independent movie theater, independent video store, and independent filmmakers! It will keep horror alive………

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You can purchase my latest book from Library of the Living Dead Press called, “The Big Ass Book of Gross Movie Reviews” at www.amazon.com .

Don’t forget you can also hear Kyle Poling and I talking about horror flicks on a weekly basis on the Bloodbaths and Boomsticks podcast at http://bloodbathsandboomsticks.blogspot.com/

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