The Bray Road Beast Becomes an Indie Film Success Story

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“You’re Next” director, Adam Wingard hails new horror doc director as the “Ken Burns of scary documentaries”

The latest release from indie film company, Small Town Monsters, takes an investigative look into encounters with a wolflike creature near the town of Elkhorn, WI during the early 90s. Titled, The Bray Road Beast, the film also uncovers a history of sightings of similar creatures around the world. Speaking with local witnesses, investigators and government officials who investigated the sightings, director, Seth Breedlove was able to unlock a multitude of possible unnerving stories as well as likely explanations; from misidentified bear to underground satanic cults.

 

The Bray Road Beast premiered at HorrorHound Indianapolis and took honors at Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. It will continue to play the film festival circuit throughout the Fall and into next year. The documentary was released on streaming platforms such as Amazon, Vimeo OnDemand and VIDI Space and within 48 hours had ascended to the top 20 best selling new released on Amazon. It currently sits as the number #2 new release movie in Horror (ahead of Mandy, Ghost Stories and Hereditary) and #2 movie in the documentary genre. Ahead of the official release it has seen acclaim from Blair Witchdirector Adam Wingard who said “The Bray Road Beast solidifies Seth Breedlove as the Ken Burns of scary, cryptozoological documentaries” while web journalist, Adam Benedict proclaimed the film “equal parts Unsolved Mysteries, drive-in creature feature, real life Grimm’s Fairy Tale and a midwestern look at the “satanic panic” of the late 80’s and early 90’s” before giving it a five-star rating.

 

“Bray Road” was funded through a Kickstarter campaign launched early this year and was made for under twelve thousand dollars.

 

The Bray Road Beast reunites the Small Town Monsters crew of director, Seth Breedlove, cinematographer, Zac Palmisano, sound designer, Jason Utes, and composers Brandon Dalo (The Mothman of Point Pleasant) and Chris Dudley (Underoath) with author and musician, Lyle Blackburn who will narrate the film. Blackburn previously narrated the Small Town Monsters productions, The Mothman of Point Pleasant and Boggy Creek Monster. Mark Matzke co-writes while Adrienne Breedlove acts as a producer. The titular “beast” will appear onscreen in dramatic, animated sequences, as well as live-action recreations with a number of different creature designs by Chris Scalf and Santino Vitale.

 

Small Town Monsters has already begun work on their “Bray Road” followup, Terror in the Skies which investigates sightings of the Mothman in Chicago.

 

Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/KNP9b0qjQws

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Cannibal Tick premieres October 23rd!

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Dark Long Productions

Movie Premiere October 23, 2018

Johnstown Pa., 420 Main St.15901

The first showing of “Cannibal Tick” the movie. Two showings doors open from 5 to 9 PM. And admission is $3 .A portion of the proceeds will go to the wounded warrior project October 23, 2018 at the Bulldog Arena.

COLD SKIN Emerges from the Deep and into Theatres, Plus OnDemand and Digital Platforms this Friday September 7th!

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Los Angeles, CA (September 4th, 2018) – This is a reminder that Samuel Goldwyn Films is releasing COLD SKIN in select US theaters, this September. Plus, COLD SKIN will show OnDemand and on Digital, in North America, on September 7th. Now, a new, exciting clip is available to celebrate the impending release, titled “Midnight Attack!”

COLD SKIN includes a stellar cast and crew. The film was directed by French Extreme director Xavier Gens, of Frontier(s) (2007) and The Divide (2011) fame. As well, COLD SKIN stars Ray Stevenson (“Black Sails”), David Oakes (“The Living and the Dead”) and Aura Garrido (The Body, 2012). Garrido is almost unrecognizable as the sea creature Aneris. All of these filmmakers come together in one of this year’s most entertaining releases.

Finally, a new clip has been released for COLD SKIN – titled “Midnight Attack.” The clip shows Gruner (Stevenson) and a young weather observer (Oakes) fighting for survival, on a remote island. A lighthouse provides some shelter. But, everyone is in jeopardy when an army of sea monsters emerge, from the coastline. Horror and thriller fans can see Gens’ most adventurous film to date, on film fans’ favourite Digital platforms or in theatres, this September 7th.

The official synopsis: On a remote island in the Antarctic circle, a young man finds himself trapped in a battle for his life against nightly invasions of unknown creatures that emerge from the ocean.

The New Film Clip, “Midnight Attack” (embed from here): https://youtu.be/DduekxVcVw0

Or Download from here: https://vimeo.com/285919101/7b86bbc4e9

The Official Trailer (embed from here): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77jcXDGi7RU

Or Download from here: https://vimeo.com/268052646

More on the film: http://www.samuelgoldwynfilms.com/press-detail/?filmname=cold-skin

*theatre locations: Los Angeles (Arena Cinelounge), Cleveland (Tower City Cinema), Phoenix (Harkins Arizona Mills), Denver (Harkins Northfield), Dallas (Harkins Southlake), Atlanta (Plaza Theatre), Austin (Galaxy Highland), Detroit (Emagine Canton), Minneapolis (Emagine Lakeville) and Seattle (Galaxy Monroe).

 

Samuel Goldwyn Films: Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries.

 

Wastelander Faces a Horrifying Future World this February 20th on Digital Platforms!

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West Hollywood, California (Monday, February 19th, 2018) – Angelo Lopes’ Wastelander has just completed a week long theatrical run, in Hollywood. Now, Wastelander is set to show on Digital platforms, this month. The film blends several genres together: action, sci-fi and horror. Influenced by films such as George Miller’s Mad Max (1979), The Bad Batch (2016)  and others, Wastelander stars: Brendan Guy Murphy, Jon Proudstar and Carol Cardenas. Indican Pictures will also release this exciting title, on DVD, this March. A preview of the Wastelander’s home entertainment releases are available here.

In the film, an ex-soldier wanders the wastes. Rhyous (Murphy) finds a group of survivors, in search of Eden. He agrees to help, but cyborg bandits roam the area. Rhyous must fight off The Scourge, if he ever wants to find peace, in this desolate future.

 

Wastelander will show through Digital platforms later this month. On February 20th, this action packed title will be available through platforms such as: DirecTV, Comcast, Sony Playstation, YouTube Moves and many more. This release will be followed by another, on DVD. This March 13th, Wastelander will create another dust-up on DVD, in an unrated format. The action continues in the desert with Wastelander throughout February and March!

 

The film’s official synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic landscape, an ex-soldier wanders in search of his lost home and family. He meets an odd collection of survivors including cybernetic humans who convince him to lead them through the wasteland while searching for the legendary safe haven, Eden.  But when a band of pillaging raiders called The Scourge hunt them – they must fight to survive in this cruel dystopia.

Release Date: February 20th, 2018 (Digital) and March 13th, 2018 (DVD).

Director/writer: Angelo Lopes.

 

Cast: Brendan Guy Murphy, Jon Proudstar, Carol Cardenas, David Morden, Sian Vilaire & A. Stielstra.

 

More details at Indican: http://www.indicanpictures.com/indicanpictures/wastelander/

 

A fan page for Wastelander: https://www.facebook.com/WastelandertheMovie/

 

Available here, on Amazon (Digital):

 

https://www.amazon.com/Wastelander-Brendan-Guy-Murphy/dp/B079598FHZ/

 

About Indican Pictures: Indican Pictures acquires and distributes feature films to a broad range of entertainment outlets by providing a diverse selection of movies across: theatrical, home video, TV, VOD, PPV and streaming platforms.

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