Bram Stoker Bronze Bust Announcement!


Following the enormous success of the H.P. Lovecraft Bronze Bust Project and the Edgar Allan Poe Bronze Bust Project, sculptor Bryan Moore has set his sights on the third icon of horror literature: Bram Stoker. Since its publication in 1897, Bram Stoker's "Dracula" has set the standard for the vampire in art, literature, music and film. It's influence cannot be denied. Scholars have labored over its implications since the Victorian era. Fans, like Moore, have simply enjoyed it for what it is: classic horror at its most potent. "The character of Count Dracula embodies what we'd all like to be" Moore states. "Sexy, immortal, wise from centuries of lost l'amour, status hard won and enduring to the last. The undead Count represents everything timeless and deathless that never goes out of style throughout the romantic ages." As with the Lovecraft and Poe busts, Stoker will be immortalized in bronze to the city of his birth, Dublin, Ireland. "Fans across the … [Read more...]

Dark Horse Resurrects Original ‘ALIENS’ Series for 30th Anniversary Hardcover


In 1988, Dark Horse’s Aliens comic debuted, with stunning art by Mark A. Nelson and a script by Mark Verheiden, taking the comics market by storm. For the thirtieth anniversary of the Aliens film, Dark Horse and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are releasing an oversized hardcover edition of the unabridged and unadulterated series! This must-have collector’s edition delivers 184 pages of original black-and-white art, each panel more horrifying than the last. In deep space, a salvage crew is attacked by seemingly unstoppable monsters. The marines are called in, but they need someone with experience. Soon Hicks (the horribly scarred survivor from Aliens) and Newt (now almost eighteen) find themselves on a mission to locate and destroy the aliens’ homeworld! This collection also marks the first major comics work by Mark Verheiden, who went on to write The Mask, Timecop, Battlestar Galactica, Daredevil, and many other films and television … [Read more...]

New Screenings Set For ‘Mania’


Jessica Cameron's sophomore film Mania continues to rack up festival awards and screenings with three new dates announced. Jessica Cameron's first film Truth or Dare won 34 awards throughout the course of a long and successful festival run. Mania is still fresh off its September launch at The Arizona Underground Film Festival, but it's already snagged two best picture awards at Arizona and The RIP Film Festival in Hollywood, and a best actress award at RIP for Ellie Church. Mania is set to receive its fourth award at The Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival when it wins the best narrative feature at the end of November. If you are in Los Angeles on Thanksgiving weekend, make sure to check outMania's second LA screening at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. Mania had its L.A. premiere on Halloween night at the RIP Film Festival to a large and enthusiastic crowd. Mania screens at the LAUFF Saturday, November 28th at The … [Read more...]

Vincent Price Bobblehead Available Now!


Rue Morgue Magazine has partnered with the late horror icon's estate to release their premiere figure in the Rue Morgue RIPpers Limited Edition Line of Collectible Bobbleheads: legendary horror icon VINCENT PRICE! This 7-inch-tall figure, designed by Aggronautix, is limited to 1500 numbered units and depicts the legendary star in a classic pose, with a skeleton in hand. "This Vincent Price bobblehead perfectly captures my dad's whimsical scariness," said Victoria Price. "He would have loved it, and so will you!" Made of space-age polyresin, and sculpted with frightening accuracy right down to the fine facial details, the Vincent Price Rue Morgue RIPper is only $29.95 plus S&H and is expected to go fast. "We're thrilled to be teaming up with Victoria Price and the talented team at Aggronautix to create the first in a unique line of quality collectibles," said Rodrigo Gudiño, President of Rue Morgue. Aggronautix expects stock before Christmas but … [Read more...]

‘DEATHGASM’ comes to Digital, Blu-ray & DVD on 1/5


Dark Sky Films announces the digital, DVD & Blu-ray release of the festival and theatrical hit, DEATHGASM. The crowd-pleasing heavy metal horror comedy comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD on January 5, 2016. High school is truly hell in DEATHGASM. Metal-thrashing Brodie (Milo Cawthorne, Blood Punch) is an outcast in a sea of jocks and cheerleaders in a suburban wasteland until he meets a kindred spirit in fellow metalhead Zakk (James Blake). After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk's come upon a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant ultimate power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, which threatens to tear apart existence itself. The boys' classmates and family become inhabited by demonic forces, tearing out their own eyes and turning into psychotic murderers ... and that's only the beginning! It's up to Brodie, Zakk and their group of friends to stop a force of pure … [Read more...]

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...]