I’ve been a huge fan of Dante Tomaselli’s work since first viewing his films HORROR and SATAN’S PLAYGROUND. His films take on this incredibly horrific nightmarish quality I have yet to see equaled. Based on what I’ve seen so far, I am excitedly looking forward to his upcoming film TORTURE CHAMBER. And now we’ve finally received a release date for his next nightmarish vision of horror. Directed by Dante Tomaselli, TORTURE CHAMBER, is set to be released to DVD on DVD this January 28th via Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, and stars Vincent Pastore, Christie Sanford, and Lynn Lowry among others. In another bit of news, what looks like the potential DVD box art has hit as well (though this is not confirmed). Check it out after the break!
13-year-old Jimmy Morgan is possessed by an evil too powerful to be exorcised by any religion. After escaping from a mental institution, Jimmy is back with a vengeance – and an army of children who follow his every murderous desire. The town trembles in fear as the youths attack and abduct its residents – innocent and guilty alike – dragging their victims to an abandoned castle and subjecting them to grisly torments deep within its underground tunnels.
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[The] official U.S. release trailer (red band!) for Hellbenders made its premiere at Crave Online and you’ll find it after the jump.
Written and directed by J.T. Petty, the film is making its way into theaters and onto VOD October 18th. Clancy Brown, Dan Fogler, Clifton Collins Jr., Andrew Royo and Samantha Buck star.
The horror-comedy follows the Order of Hellbound Saints (Brooklyn Parish), a highly secretive and profoundly blasphemous men of God, as they battle demonic forces too terrible to be cast out by traditional Vatican-approved methods.
CONTINUE READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A LOOK AT THE IRREVERENT RED BAND TRAILER FOR J.T. PETTY’S HELLBENDERS!
From The Press Release:
[SKINWALKER RANCH] is inspired by true-events and reports around “Skinwalker Ranch” (http://skinwalkerranch.org/) in NE Utah, which started gaining media attention a few years ago (including Jesse Ventura’s ‘Conspiracy Theory’ and most recently ‘Joe Rogan Questions Everything’ on SyFy) after years’ worth of reports of a wide range of unexplained phenomena. The film touches on these reports ranging from mysterious orbs and alleged UFO sightings to giant wolf-like creatures and livestock mutilation.
It is a found footage movie that starts with the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s eight year old son, Cody on November 11, 2010. Modern Defense Enterprises (MDE) sent a team of experts to document and investigate the mysterious occurrences, which only escalate upon their arrival… The incidents become more violent, causing tensions to rise as the team must decide how far they will go to unlock the mysteries of “Skinwalker Ranch.” The group debates whether the answers are worth risking their lives for, or if they should just call off the investigation and leave the ranch – that is, if leaving is actually an option…
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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.
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.”
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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.
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!