Song of Horror Playable Public Demo Available Now


Protocol Games released a public demo of third person survival horror Song of Horror today. 14 days remain for the game to reach full funding on Kickstarter and over half the €50,000 goal has already been pledged by 535 backers. This public playable demo follows a press demo released a few weeks ago and has been updated using the press feedback. Developer Tips: · The demo is designed to show Song of Horror's basic mechanics. It doesn't necessarily represent what will happen in the final game. · Song of Horror does not play like most games. Let's just say many assumptions we all make as gamers can be wrong. Try to think as the character would, instead of as the videogame player. · The demo is hard. There is no previous tutorial nor any lengthy explanation. You get thrown into it and are left to fend for yourself. We have included some tips whenever you die and whenever certain major events with the Presence happen, but the rest is up to your reaction and … [Read more...]

Trailer And Release Details for Sci-fi-Comedy Flick ‘Bang Bang Baby’


Random Media is excited to announce Bang Bang Baby has made its long-awaited domestic release on cable and Internet VOD November 10th. Since the world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, the film has been hailed by critics and audience alike for as a genre-bending twist of "American Idol" and the classic horror film The Crazies. Director Jeffrey St. Jules won Best Canadian First Feature Film Award at TIFF, followed by the Claude Jutra Award at the Canadian Screen Awards. The CSA honored Justin Chatwin with a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bang Bang Baby stars Jane Levy ("Suburgatory", Monster Trucks, Evil Dead) in a star-making turn as Stepphy, a small town girl who's caught between her big dreams of stardom and her controlling father, played by Peter Stormare ("Fargo", 22 Jump Street). Justin Chatwin ("Shameless", War of the Worlds, "Orphan Black") plays rock star Bobby Shore who holds the key to making all of Stepphy's dreams come … [Read more...]

Design The Trophy for the World Fantasy Awards – Get the Details Here!


The Administration has decided that it is time to change the trophy for the World Fantasy Awards. We appreciate Gahan Wilson's design in use for more than four decades and his contributions to the World Fantasy Convention and the Awards. Between now and April 2, 2016 the World Fantasy Awards Administration will welcome submissions from artists within the arts community proficient in the three-dimensional form, for a new physical trophy for the World Fantasy Award. The ideal design will represent both fantasy and horror, without bearing any physical resemblance to any person, living or dead. Interested artists should send inquiries to the WFA administration at: … [Read more...]

‘The Curse of Sleeping Beauty’ Gets US Distribution


XLrator Media (Jimi: All Is By My Side, The Machine) has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the fantasy thriller THE CURSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTY from Bleiberg Entertainment for release in 2016. The two companies will develop and co-produce an episodic series based on the film and acclaimed artist Everette Hartsoe ("Razor") has created a graphic novel to tie in with the release of the film. Bleiberg Entertainment and Red Granite International subsidiary Blue Box International are representing the international sales rights at the American Film Market. THE CURSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTY stars Ethan Peck (Eden), the grandson of Gregory Peck, India Eisley (Underworld: Awakening, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”), Natalie Hall (“True Blood”) and Academy Award®-nominee Bruce Davison (X-Men). The film was produced by Ehud Bleiberg (The Iceman) and Pearry Teo (Cloud Atlas). Teo directed from a screenplay he wrote with Josh Nadler, inspired by characters from the … [Read more...]

Details On The Fourth Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival


The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival is returning for a fourth spectacular year honoring the literary world's most visionary author Philip K. Dick. The highly-anticipated four-day event will touch down on The Big Apple from January 14-17, 2016 and will screen at the superb Village East Cinema. With just two months away from the big event, the festival is preparing for its guests the very best in quality sci-fi entertainment with surprises that will make 2016 yet another phenomenal, extraordinary and remarkable year. To festival continues to accept submissions from filmmakers who have just what the makes the event one-of-a-kind: the most original, creative and entertaining science fiction, fantastic, horror, supernatural, speculative and metaphysical feature and short films. Submit on Withoutabox at through the extended deadline on December 7th, 2015, and Film Freeway at … [Read more...]

‘Dogma: Eternal Night’ Is Coming

Prelude Games Factory is currently working on its debut project - Dogma: Eternal Night. It is a modern gothic MMORPG that immerses players into a world filled with darkness and horror. Dogma: Eternal Night (formerly Project Dogmat) is a dark allusion to the real world, its history and appearance are often similar to reality. It has the same cities, the population preaches the same values and opinions, but its inhabitants gravitate towards the more sordid displays of human nature. The existence of supernatural powers at the top of the food chain – vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and so on - are the most significant difference between this world and ours. “We're an independent studio that consists of gamers. We believe it's a great opportunity for us to share our passion for games with people all across the world,” says Denis “AiryKai” Petrov, Founder and Lead designer at Prelude Games Factory. “With our Kickstarter campaign launching on November 24, we will be … [Read more...]

Horror Comedy ‘Crying Wolf’ Gets A VOD Release Date!


A blood moon rises this December when director Tony Jopia’s goosebump-stirring horror-comedy Crying Wolf premieres on VOD. A “fun, fast-paced werewolf romp” (Dread World) Crying Wolf tells the story of strange and weird goings on in a little English village called Deddington. The gruesome death of local girl Charlotte by a rabid monster causes alarm and revulsion - before desperate reporters, crazy detectives and revenge-seeking hunters descend on the scene! Legendary scream queen Caroline Munro (Maniac), Joe Egan (Sherlock Holmes) and Kristofer Dayne (Rush) star in what critics say is “a refreshingly funny movie with plenty of slapstick gore and some nice genre in-jokes” (Spooky Isles). Crying Wolf is released December 12th from Uncork’d Entertainment. … [Read more...]

Are You Ready To Take A ‘Ghost Tour’?


Mainframe Pictures is proud to release their new classic horror film, Ghost Tour. Principal photography took place in July at The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT. Plot Synopsis: November 30, 1973. After the final ghost tour at a museum with a legendary dark past, veteran docent Richard Sawyer experiences his first real encounter with the paranormal. The Director: Ghost Tour is co-written and directed by Erik Bloomquist, a Connecticut-based actor and filmmaker and a Top 200 Director on the current season of HBO’s Project Greenlight. Erik’s most recent project, The Cobblestone Corridor is currently airing on ShortsHD TV, CPTV, and various VOD channels, as well as playing festivals across the country. … [Read more...]

November JournalStone Hellnotes Newsletter


Happy Thanksgiving for those of you living in the U.S. For everyone else, you should consider having a holiday like this. mean, what's not to like? A day off to celebrate family and eat all the food you can possible handle. There's only goodness in that. Of course, I wouldn't want to forget our Canadian readers who celebrated their Thanksgiving last month. A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you! We here at JournalStone are really excited about the books we have coming to you in the next several weeks! First off, we have Gary A. Braunbeck's Halfway Down the Stairs, a collection of short stories that cover the over thirty year career of one of the horror genre's premier writers. You definitely won't want to miss this one. In the mood for something a little more Lovecraftian? We've got you covered here also. The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft is a collection of stories edited by Aaron J. French and is written by an amazing array of horror talent. Authors such as Jonathan … [Read more...]

Viz Media To Release ‘Bloody Mary’


VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor, publisher and licensor of manga and anime in North America, expands its shojo manga (graphic novel) roster next month with the launch of BLOODY MARY on December 1st. The new series by creator Akaza Samamiya is rated ‘T’ for Teen and will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint with an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. BLOODY MARY also launches digitally on December 1st via and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and GooglePlay stores. Future editions of the series will be released quarterly. “Bloody” Mary is not your typical vampire. He can withstand sunlight, holds a reflection in mirrors, refuses to drink blood–and wants 17-year-old student and priest Maria to kill him. But to Mary’s dismay, Maria doesn’t know how to kill vampires. Desperate to die, Mary agrees to become Maria’s bodyguard until Maria can find a way to kill him at last. “BLOODY … [Read more...]

Dark Sky Films Acquires ‘EMELIE’


MPI Media Group today announced it has acquired domestic U.S. rights to EMELIE, a gripping new psychological thriller and the first feature from prolific concert film and short-film director Michael Thelin. The film will receive a release under the company's elevated genre label, Dark Sky Films. A hit at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, Dark Sky plans a theatrical release in early Spring 2016. The deal was negotiated by Greg Newman, Executive Vice President of MPI Media Group, and Creative Artists Agency. In EMELIE, director Michael Thelin and writer Richard Raymond Harry Herbeck have taken an everyday experience - a couple handing their kids off to a babysitter - and created an original, nail-biting thriller. The Thompsons, a loving family living in a peaceful suburb of Buffalo, New York, are the definition of wholesome American normalcy. When their regular babysitter can't make it, Dan and Joyce turn to her friend Anna to watch their three children while they … [Read more...]

Dave Crosland Joins ‘Invader Zim’ As The Series Artist!


Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is proud to welcome artist Dave Crosland (Yo Gabba Gabba Comic Book Time) to the creative team for the Invader ZIM comic book, based on the popular Nickelodeon television series. Crosland will begin as the series artist on Invader ZIM #7 and will also contribute a backup comic in Invader ZIM #8. "It's an honor to be trusted with such a bizarre, beloved character as Invader ZIM. His world is so vast and imaginative, I'm stoked to see how far out we can get with this next run of the book. And I look forward to working with Jhonen, Aaron, Robin and the rest of the team Oni has piloting this alien mothership of a series. The only thing that worries me is displeasing The Almighty Tallest. I'd hate to end up banished, drawing comics on some dank outpost at the far side of the Delta Quadrant." - Dave Crosland, artist, future recruit for dank outpost at the far side of the Delta Quadrant "Around the time the ZIM … [Read more...]

‘Little Dead Rotting Hood’ Release Details


A sinister take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, the deadly thriller LITTLE DEAD ROTTING HOOD arrives on DVD and Digital HD January 5 from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and The Asylum. Starring Bianca A. Santos (Ouija, The DUFF), Eric Balfour (“Haven,” The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and Romeo Miller aka Lil’ Romeo (Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection), the terrifying tale also features Patrick Muldoon (Starship Troopers), Heather Tom (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), and Marina Sirtis (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”). The latest collaboration between screenwriter and co-producer Gabriel Campisi and director Jared Cohn (Jailbait, The Horde), LITTLE DEAD ROTTING HOOD was produced by David Michael Latt. Something sinister is lurking in the woods, and the residents of the small town nearby are falling victim to its bloodlust. When the town sheriff (Balfour) discovers that the wolves inhabiting the nearby forest are getting more aggressive and even deadly, he … [Read more...]

Team17 Announces That We’ll Be ‘Sheltered’ From ‘Allison Road’ In 2016!


Award-winning games label Team17 have today released details of its exciting 2016 line-up. 2015 has been quite the year for the games industry veterans who this month have seen its Worms franchise enter its 21 st year whilst the company is preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary in December. Team17 have also released a new video that takes a look ahead at the label’s exciting 2016 releases featuring: Sheltered – A post-apocalyptic disaster management game that gives a whole new meaning to the term “nuclear family”. With all hope lost, how will you cope in this bleak new world? How you handle the many moral choices you'll encounter on a daily basis could be the difference between your family surviving or dying. Combat claustrophobia, radiation and mental exhaustion as you cling desperately to life in the cramp, cold and scary underground shelter. You’ll have to leave the scant protection the shelter offers behind as you’re forced to venture outside … [Read more...]

‘Midnight Horror’ Brings Halloween To The World Of ‘The Last Crown: Blackenrock’


Get spooked with Midnight Horror (PC), a new adventure by Jonathan Boakes (Dark Fall, The Lost Crown). Midnight Horror is released today on Steam and is set between the The Lost Crown (2008) and The Last Crown: Blackenrock (soon to be released). Midnight Horror comes with all the trappings a fan of the ‘ Crown’ series would expect. Set on Halloween, a new Saxton village mystery will be uncovered, with the help of ghost-hunting gadgets, a séance and use of the Dark Arts. Collect your ghostly evidence and find out who or what is haunting the local harbour pub. Test your detective skills to uncover this brand new paranormal mystery. “Midnight Horror is a standalone ghost story, a celebration of Halloween, but also acts as a re-introduction to the ‘ Crown’ universe, and the people of Saxton,” says Darkling Room’s Jonathan Boakes. He continues:  “I hope you enjoy the game! It's been a blast to make and it acts as a super Prologue for Blackenrock, as well as a … [Read more...]