DARCLIGHT FILMS ACQUIRES EFFECTS HEAVY WEREWOLF FILM ‘FULL MOON’

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Source: Deadline

It’s Werewolf Wednesday here at Backwoods Horror!

Arclight Films’ genre label Darclight Films has acquired Full Moon, an effects-driven horror movie, presumably about werewolves, to be directed by stuntman-turned-director Lauro Chartrand, reports Deadline. Currently there are no plot details known but producer Daljit DJ Parmar says that “Lauro Chartrand brings his high-powered stunt and special effects team to achieve unsurpassed production value that moviegoers around the world have come to demand.”

The film is set to go into production this year.

Chartrand was the action director of the Toronto Midnight Madness title Afflicted, and his credits as stunt coordinator include The Last Samurai, The Twilight Saga and Elysium.

Nastasha Baron penned the script, and production companies include DreamChaser Productions and Original Entertainment. Daljit DJ Parmar and Chartrand will produce, and executive producer is Jennifer Esquivel. Arclight is handling sales worldwide.

 

CABIN IN THE WOODS FX TEAM SEEKING FUNDING FOR ‘PRETERNATURAL’

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Goat Man?s Hill Launches Crowd Funding Campaign for Creature Feature PRETERNATURAL

From The Press Release:

Goat Man?s Hill just launched an IndieGoGo crowd funding campaign for an ambitious horror feature entitled PRETERNATURAL. The team behind the 2012 indie thriller SICK BOY describes the new project as an unreliable documentary about fairies. “It?s not a found footage film,” says writer / director Tim T. Cunningham. “Nothing against them, but this will be something more in the ballpark of TROLL HUNTER, but without any of the comedic trappings. It?s going to be a straight up horror film.”

The film is designed to start like a true crime documentary investigating the mysterious disappearance of an accused murderer, but quickly turns into a tale of monsters when questions are raised as to whether the person the accused allegedly murdered is actually dead. Promising to take full advantage of their visual effects backgrounds and boasting the creature design talents of Chris Grun whose credits include LAND OF THE LOST, CABIN IN THE WOODS, and R.I.P.D., the Cunningham brothers aim to create an experience that feels as real as possible. “It?s not like we?re going to be marketing this as a true story or anything,” explains cinematographer / visual effects supervisor Sean C. Cunningham. “But if we can make the documentary sections feel absolutely authentic it should really add an extra layer of threat to the horror elements.”

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON PRETERNATURAL INCLUDING THE INDIEGOGO VIDEO!

NEW RED BAND TRAILER HITS FOR INDIE HORROR PERSEVERATION

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From The Film’s Facebook Page:

The first film from Adam Sotelo. Enter his mind as he takes you on a journey to hell and back. His view on religion and the course it takes on the human mind. This film will not only shock you, it will disgust you, And leave you guessing. The film is set for an October 2013 release.

Synopsis:

A young boy(Joshua)’s journey into survival after being born into a inbred religious cult quickly turns sour.
Locked in a cage, starved, & beaten his whole life he witnesses a murder in the church where he has been held captive
Being taught a skewed religion & being held captive takes a tole on his mentality as he grows into a monster.
Acting out on his disgusting, depraved & violent urges towards the “Non believers” as he was brought up in the quiet abandoned town in Hancock New york Where The inbred cult family lived.
With a face hidden from society for so long, a tortured soul, And a skewed belief, he roams the streets looking for the next sinner to cross his path.
So… We ask you..
What would you do if your religion was defiled?

CONTINUE READING FOR A LOOK AT A THE NSFW RED BAND TRAILER & A FEW COOL POSTERS!

GET READY FOR MORE BIGFOOT HORROR WITH ‘FEED THE GODS’

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I’ve said it time and time again, if it’s got the big ‘ol hairy guy (bigfoot, sasquatch, swamp ape, wildman, ohio grass man, or whatever you wish to call it), we here at Backwoods Horror are IN LIKE FLYNN (I’m going to have to look up where that saying comes from. I say it all the time and have no clue what it means, but I digress…)! I’m already a bit skeptical about FEED THE GODS, however, as it promises to be a horror-comedy “in the vein of Shaun Of The Dead, An American Werewolf In London, & Cabin In The Woods.” Ok, first, I don’t really consider Cabin In The Woods or An American Werewolf In London comedies, per se, but horror films with comedic elements. Shaun Of The Dead, however, is definitely a comedy with horror elements, so they nailed that one. The problem with horror-comedies, however, is that many try, and most fail when it comes time to properly balance the two genres in one film. Still, it’s friggin’ Bigfoot…you KNOW I’m going to watch it.

Synopsis:

FEED THE GODS is about WILL GUSTAFSON, a determined yet hopelessly inept filmmaker, and his quest to find Bigfoot in a town that’s all too hungry for tourists. Raised in a foster home, Will and his adopted brother, KRIS, inherit a box of videotapes showcasing Kris’ long lost mother and father… as well as a suspicious town fixated on a Bigfoot-like creature. Will agrees to help Kris search for his parents while secretly hunting the elusive beast. Soon the town’s insidious past emerges and the boys find exactly what they’re looking for…

CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR MORE ON THE NEW BIGFOOT CREATURE FEATURE FEED THE GODS!

ARCHSTONE DISTRIBUTION ACQUIRES ANTHONY DIBLASI’S CASSADAGA

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Available On Demand and In-Theaters on October 11, 2013

From The Press Release:

LOS ANGELES (September 11, 2013) – Archstone Distribution acquires the worldwide rights to director Anthony DiBlasi’s (The Midnight Meat Train, Dread) latest horror/thriller, CASSADAGA, opening day-and-date in theaters and On Demand Oct. 11. CASSADAGA marks Archstone’s second digital release with distributor Starz Digital Media. Together they released the horror/thriller A Resurrection, starring Mischa Barton, Devon Sawa and Michael Clarke Duncan, in July.”

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CONTINUE READING FOR THE CASSADAGA TRAILER & MORE!

RICHARD STANLEY IS WORKING ON AN ADAPTATION OF LOVECRAFT’S THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE

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A movie project written by Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL) and Scarlett Amaris based on the H.P. Lovecraft’s story THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE is still in the early stages of development. While still looking for a serious producer for the film, they’ve created a pre-production teaser trailer is build with footage from other movies meant  to give a general idea of their project. Keep checking back here and the official site for more information.

They’ve also created an interesting pre-production poster designed by Pat Tremblay as another step to drum up sales presumable at various film markets. Check it out below. I’m a big fan of Stanley’s past work. I’m also (as you probably all know) a HUGE fan of anything Lovecraft, so I’m incredibly excited about this project. It couldn’t be any worse than 1987’s The Curse (starring Wil Wheaton), which really wasn’t all that bad, but come on…show Lovecraft a little more respect.

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13 YEAR OLD GIRL SEEKING KICKSTARTER FUNDRAISING FOR HORROR SLASHER ‘CARVER’

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I’m sure horror fans remember the Zombie Girl: The Movie documentary wherein we were able to watch as 12-year-old filmmaker Emily Hagins spent two years directing her feature-length zombie film, PATHOGEN. Now Thirteen Year Old Emily DiPrimio of Little Red Wagon Films, along with her father, Ron DiPrimio,  is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to make her very own 80’s style slasher film, CARVER. What would a 13 year old know about 80’s slasher films, you ask? Me too, but she makes a rather convincing argument for her fandom and respect for the genre in the Kickstarter video (see below).

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CONTINUE READING TO SEE A VIDEO & LEARN MORE ON 13 YEAR OLD EMILY DIPRIMIO’S 80’S SLASHER HOMAGE ‘CARVER’!

ALEXANDRA BRECKENRIDGE TALKS ABOUT HER CHARACTER IN UPCOMING INDIE HORROR ‘DARK’

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American Horror Story’s Alexandra Breckenridge (everyone’s favorite young red-headed maid from the first season) talks a bit about her role in the upcoming film DARK, produced by horror legend Joe Dante, directed by Nick Basile, and written by GUT writer/director Elias. If you’ll recall from previous posts here on Backwoods Horror, DARK is currently raising funds on the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter, and they’re getting very, very close to their goal, but they still need your help!

Synopsis:

Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30-something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah’s Brooklyn loft but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate’s paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her. With no one to help her and escape out of reach, Kate is forced to confront her deepest fears as she fights to survive through the night.

CONTINUE READING FOR A MESSAGE FROM ALEXANDRA BREKENRIDGE, WRITER ELIAS, AND MORE NEWS ON THE INDIE HORROR ‘DARK’!

BUTCHER BOYS TRAILER AND STILLS HIT THE WEB!

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Back in December 2010, we here at Backwoods Horror first reported on some rumblings about a new project directed by WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD directors Duane Graves, and Justin Meeks titled BONEBOYS. In that article, we reported that writer Kim Henkel, co-creator of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and writer/director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION had ventured into cannibal territory once again. Recently, however, the film is finally getting distribution by Phase 4 Films under the new title of BUTCHER BOYS on VOD September 6, 2013. In anticipation of the film’s release, check out a variety of stills and the new trailer below!

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON THE BUTCHER BOYS INCLUDING STILLS & THE NEW TRAILER!

4 DEAD GIRLS: THE SOUL TAKER COMING TO DVD OCTOBER 8th!

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4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker
Arriving on DVD October 8th

From the Press Release:

Philadelphia PA – Breaking Glass Pictures and Vicious Circle Films are thrilled to announce the October 8th DVD release of 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker, arriving on home video in time for the Halloween season. Co-written and directed by Mike Campbell and Todd Johnson, 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker offers an exciting new take on the genre staple of beautiful young women (Katherine Browning, Leah Verrill, Ashley Love, Tiffany S. Walker) fighting for their lives against dark forces.

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT THE 4 DEAD GIRLS RELEASE AND A NEW TRAILER!