Filming Begins on ‘One Drop’


One Drop, the terrifying new horror film from director Tricia Lee and A Film Monkey Production, has begun shooting in Toronto. Lee, one of the very few successful female directors in the genre, made a splash on the scene with her first feature, Clean Break, and her second, Silent Retreat. Since their Best Canadian Feature win at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, long-time team Tricia Lee and writer Corey Brown have been working on the One Drop script for their new horror creature feature and are excited to see their vision become a reality. Filming runs from April 20 to May 14, 2015. Release is slated for late 2016. The team has also launched an Indiegogo campaign to start sharing exclusive project updates from set with fans, while also fundraising to complete post-production for the film. One Drop tells the story of a single mother who wakes up in the basement of a medical facility only to discover that everyone around her is dead and she is somehow nine … [Read more...]

‘Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel’ Is Out on Windows Phone – from G5 & Cateia Games


G5 Entertainment and Cateia Games invite you for a stay in a hotel in France, where the lines between past and present, between life and death are thinner than you have ever felt before. To the great delight of all the fans, a supernatural adventure, Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel is available on Windows Phone now. New York City Detective Bridget "Biggi" Brightstone has come to France to crack the case of a missing necklace in the haunted castle-turned-hotel. But her investigation is about to turn up much more than she bargained for! When the victim of the robbery suddenly dies, she must track the killer using clues left by ghosts. Local police are not willing to help Biggi or even let her perform her own investigation by herself. You must join her on this mysterious inquiry. Explore the eerie castle, find clues and encounter the legendary King Arthur, Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony as well as an immortal Egyptian cult. Search the castle's dangerous … [Read more...]

Cover Art And Release Details For ‘Tentacles / Reptilicus’ Double Feature!


Invincible…Indestructible! Two underwater creature shockers on Blu-ray for the first time! Scream Factory proudly presents the monstrous arrival of Tentacles and Reptilicus in a double feature Blu-ray release on June 16, 2015. TENTACLES It's angry. It's hungry. It's extremely well-armed and it's descending on a small seaside town to sample the local cuisine! John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins and Henry Fonda do all they can to keep a giant marine menace from turning their sleepy village into a one-stop snack-shop in this fast-paced thriller! Directed by cult director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis (Beyond the Door, The Visitor, The Curse), Tentacles is a menacing jolt-a-thon that'll grip you with relentless terror and never let go! REPTILICUS Discover the true meaning of survival of the fittest, as a terrifying creature from the past brings the future to its knees! Packed with thrills, chills and prehistoric spills, Reptilicus proves that "if cats … [Read more...]

‘Wasteland 2′ Game of the Year Edition Coming as a Free Upgrade to All Owners


inXile Entertainment recently announced the Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition, an enhanced and expanded update to the original game slated for late summer this year. inXile is now pleased to announce that this upcoming edition will be offered as a free upgrade to all previous crowdfunding backers and any purchasers of the original edition of Wasteland 2. This update will be released for all owners on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms. Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition will include a massive host of improvements for existing fans and new players to enjoy. The game will be updated to Unity 5, the latest version of the Unity game engine, and benefits from improved environment textures, character models, and Physically Based Rendering for more impressive lighting. Thousands of lines of new voice-over have also been recorded to enrich the game's cast of original and unique characters, making this the most immersive version of the Wasteland … [Read more...]

Details Revealed For The ‘Dog Soldiers’ Collector’s Edition


Six Men. Full Moon. No Chance. The terrifying thriller Dog Soldiers gets the Scream Factory treatment with a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack available June 23rd, 2015. Fans who order their copy from will receive an exclusive Dog Soldiers poster, available while supplies last. Directed by Neil Marshall (The Decent, Doomsday, Centurion and episodes of Game Of Thrones) and starring Kevin McKidd (Rome, Hannibal Rising), Sean Pertwee (Gotham, Event Horizon), Emma Cleasby (Doomsday) and Liam Cunningham (Game Of Thrones, Clash Of The Titans), Dog Soldiers features a new 2k scan HD transfer supervised and approved by director Neil Marshall and comes loaded with brand-new bonus features, including an audio commentary with director Neil Marshall, a look at the model of the sets created by production designer Simon Bowles and the featurette The Making of ‘Dog Soldiers’, featuring new interviews with director Neil Marshall, producers Christopher … [Read more...]

‘Mark of the Devil’ Vinyl Soundtrack Release Details


One Way Static Records is proud to bring you their latest release, one where we had the chance to work with German composer Michael Holm. Mark Of The Devil was released in 1970 and is certainly a film that has achieved a real cult status, it is notorious and known by many horror fans for being given the first ever ‘V’ for violence certificate (or was it a ‘V’ for vomit, since vomit bags were handed out at screenings of the film). A sequel was also produced in 1973, both soundtracks are featured here on this release. Multi-talented German singer, musician, songwriter, producer and composer Michael Holm was hired to score Mark Of The Devil (released as ‘Hexen’ in Germany). Mr. Holm is primarily known as a singer of traditional German music, with an almost constant presence in the hit parade it is of no surprise that he is a million-copies selling artist who has been presented with gold records on several occasions during the seventies. Outside of Germany, … [Read more...]

2015 Stanley Film Festival Awards Announced


The Stanley Film Festival (SFF), presented by Chiller and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced the audience and jury award winners, Birth.Movies.Death Filmmaking Frenzy winners and presented Tom Quinn, co-president of RADiUS, with the 2015 Stanley Film Festival Visionary Award. During his speech at the Stanley Awards Horror Brunch, Quinn referred to SFF as, "... the single most regal film festival, even though it's a horror film festival. I feel like I'm walking around this country club and then at night it turns sinister." The Final Girls, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, received the Audience Award for Feature Film. Audience Award for Feature Film runner-up goes to We Are Still Here, directed by Ted Geohegan, which opens at the Denver Film Society's year-round home, the Sie FilmCenter on Friday May 15. The Stanley Dean's Cup showcased 8 short films from local, national and international students. The competition featured a Colorado and … [Read more...]

Interview – Angeline Trevena, author “Cutting the Bloodline”

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British horror and fantasy author Angeline Trevena's debut novella Cutting the Bloodline (released on May 12th) was originally written as a stage play.  An adult dystopian thriller, it follows magazine journalist Kenton Hicks as he sets out to change the world.  In a future Britain where people are tested for the criminal gene, where carriers are outcast, and babies testing positive are aborted, Kenton simply wants to gather the stories of those who have suffered.   However,  as his book gathers pace, and he investigates further, he finds that the crime free-utopia they enjoy was sold to them on a lie.   Angeline joins us today to talk process, dystopia, and whether or not human beings can fundamentally change  - weighty stuff, indeed. HORROR WORLD: What can you tell us about Cutting the Bloodline and its inspiration? What can readers expect to find in this brave new world? Angeline Trevena: Cutting the Bloodline is set in Britain 2052, where the majority … [Read more...]

With Only ‘60 Seconds!’ To Impact, You Are Challenged To Survive The Nuclear Apocalypse On Steam


Independent games developer and publisher Robot Gentleman is proud to announce the forthcoming release of 60 Seconds!, a chilling and humorous apocalyptic adventure offering a taste of “what if…”. Following a successful and popular Steam™ Greenlight campaign, this action-packed thriller of a game will launch worldwide on Monday, May 25 th 2015. In 60 Seconds! you play as Ted, a responsible citizen and a family man faced with some slightly troubling news causing “minor disruptions” to your otherwise happy and laid back, suburban lifestyle. THE NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE is upon you … With only 60 seconds! to impact, you task is to guide Ted through a mad, intense and action-packed dash through his house in search of his family and useful supplies. Everything is against you, especially time, and even your furniture has a habit of rearranging itself each time you play. What will you bring and what will you leave behind? Whom will you save? Anyone? The decisions are … [Read more...]

Interview – Rob E. Boley, author of the “Scary Tales” series


Rob E. Boley's nine-part SCARY TALES series melds together classic fairytales with equally classic horror monsters: Snow White and zombies, Little Red Riding Hood and werewolves, and more.  Rob joins us today to talk influences, writing advice, and how to feed a wolf.  Seriously, there's a lot to learn (not to mention links to a free download of THAT RISEN SNOW, the first book in the series).  So let's begin . . . HORROR WORLD: Let’s start, as most stories do, with the beginning. What was your inspiration for The Scary Tales series? You’ve said that the first entry was intended to stand alone, but it soon sprawled out. How did that come about? (Bonus points if you start “Once upon a time . . . .”) Rob E. Boley: Once upon a time, my daughter was obsessed with Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She watched it multiple times a week for several weeks. During one of those seemingly endless viewings, I had this epiphany: why would any reasonably wicked curse … [Read more...]

Phantasmal, a Survival Horror Game That is Never the Same Twice, Now Available on Steam Early Access


Eyemobi, an emerging development studio with a keen eye for terrifying gaming experiences, today officially announced its PC title Phantasmal, a first-person survival horror game with an emphasis on unpredictability. Inspired by old-school survival horror classics, Phantasmal features an intricate, randomly generated world, guaranteeing that no two experiences will ever be the same allowing for infinite replayability. Players are challenged to be stealthy, resourceful, and quick witted in lieu of direct combat, or else the creatures of Phantasmal will begin to diminish the player character's sanity. The game has strong Lovecraftian influences and is set in the infamous Kowloon Walled City in the 90s, before its destruction. "A great horror game is one where you never know what's coming next. By procedurally generating the levels, creatures and pickups and then updating it on the fly to suit players' differing abilities we've created a constant 'edge of your … [Read more...]

May JournalStone Hellnotes Newsletter


I have to start the newsletter this month by saying CONGRATULATIONS to Joe R. Lansdale! "Fishing With Dinosaurs," his contribution to Limbus II, won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction at the Horror Writers Association convention in Atlanta on May 9th. We couldn't be happier, nor could we be more proud of the work accomplished by him and all of the other contributors to Limbus II. Of course, we would be remiss if we didn't mention the efforts of all of the Bram Stoker Award winners. Congratulations and well done! If you're wondering what our offerings are for this month, we've got a couple of treats for you. Fans of Lovecraft will be enthralled by Brett J. Talley's He Who Walks in Shadow, a follow up to his very successful novel, That Which Should Not Be. I promise you won't be disappointed. We are also happy to present 7 time Bram Stoker Award winner Gary A. Braunbeck's In Silent Graves. Those of you who have read any of his work know … [Read more...]

‘Archie vs. Sharknado’ is Coming!


'Shark-tacular’ extra-sized issue hits same day as SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!
 premieres on Syfy Wednesday, July 22 at 9PM This summer, just in time for Syfy’s SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!, fans will see an unexpected, jaw-dropping twist to the Sharknado saga – in Riverdale USA!
 Just when Archie and the gang think they can kick back and enjoy a few months of beaches, naps and sun, they’re faced with a storm of sharknados – heading straight for their hometown of Riverdale. 

Archie and his friends have to battle the incoming pop culture storm as it creeps up the “Feast” coast to Riverdale – and then try to save what’s left of their hometown. Who lives? Who dies? Read the book! Written by SHARKNADO trilogy director Anthony C. Ferrante with art by Archie legend Dan Parent, the “shark-tacular” extra-sized 48-page issue serves as a nice appetizer to SHARKNADO 3, which debuts on Syfy the same day the book is released in comic shops and digitally: Wednesday, July … [Read more...]

‘Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night’ Launches On Tablets & Mobiles For iOS® And Android™


Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night, the sequel to the cult Games Workshop classic Chainsaw Warrior, gets its metal teeth into mobile and tablets today. Last time he saved New York, now he must save the whole world! This new incarnation finds the eponymous hero once more called on to complete a desperate mission against all odds. He must fight through the jungle, face hordes of Aztec Zombies, dodge deadly traps and finally hunt down the extra-dimensional horror known only as Darkness. To ramp up the challenge; there is just 60 minutes to complete this deadly mission. As Tomas Rawlings, Design & Production Director at Auroch Digital, remarked, “Chainsaw Warrior earned its cult status for its healthy dose of chainsaws, zombies and death – generally the player's death. Fans told us they loved that about the game, how often you die. We have listened and given them more mortality-based opportunities. The game was a great challenge back in 1987 and now with Lords of … [Read more...]

New Releases from Dark Renaissance Books


IN THE GULFS OF DREAM & OTHER LOVECRAFTIAN TALES by David Barker & W. H. Pugmire PREORDER Mid-May! A-Z Deluxe edition -$99.00 150 signed and numbered hardcover edition – $45.00 Page count: 274 Cover and interior illustrations by Erin Wells A brand new collection with twenty-six stories! A companion volume to THE REVENANT OF REBECCA PASCAL. With this new collection from Dark Renaissance Books, David Barker and W. H. Pugmire explore the uncanny realms of Lovecraftian horror, influenced by the fiction of that eldritch master, H. P. Lovecraft. With individual tales by each author, and two extraordinary and lengthy collaborations, the authors prove that the Cthulhu Mythos remains a valid and never-ending source of inspiration. Especially vivid is their depiction of Lovecraft’s Dreamworld, as it is explored in a powerful new novella that will fascinate all lovers of Lovecraftian fiction. Praise for IN THE GULFS OF DREAM: “Barker and Pugmire … [Read more...]