UNDER THE BED COMING TO BLU-RAY & DVD

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XLrator Media will be releasing director Steven C. Miller’s (Aggression Scale, Automaton Transfusion, the upcoming Silent NightUNDER THE BED on DVD and Blu-ray JULY 30th and in theaters JULY 19th. Written by Eric Stolze and starring Jonny Weston (Chasing Mavericks), Gattlin Griffith (The Green Lantern, Changeling), Peter Holden (The Social Network), Musetta Vander, & Kelcie Stranahan.

SYNOPSIS:

Every child knows about the monster under the bed—Neal Hausman’s mistake was trying to fight it. Neal (Jonny Weston, Chasing Mavericks) has returned from a two-year exile following his tragic attempt to defeat the monster, only to find his father ticking ever closer to a breakdown, a new stepmother who fears him, and his little brother Paul (Gattlin Griffith, Green Lantern, Changeling), terrorized by the same monster. While Neal and Paul work together to try and fight the nocturnal menace, their parents are taking desperate measures to get the family back to normal. With no support from their parents, the brothers have nothing to rely on but each other, and courage beyond belief.

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XLRATOR MEDIA ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR THE SXSW HIT, HOLY GHOST PEOPLE

Honestly, I’ve never been the biggest fan of the Butcher Brothers. In addition to having a name scheme I’ve felt pandered to a certain audience, I was never really that drawn to their films. Maybe I’m just not that into vamps and haven’t given ’em a fair shake. But I think that’s all about to change. Taking a look at the trailer for HOLY GHOST PEOPLE, I was blown away. But y’all know me. Anything “dirty south,” with backwoods carnage and insanity and I’m in like Flynn. Now, thanks to XLrator Media, those of us unlucky enough to have been in Austin to check out the film will finally get a chance to see it as they’ve just acquired the North American Rights to the film

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

LOS ANGELES – XLrator Media has acquired all North American rights to the Southern Gothic thriller, HOLY GHOST PEOPLE, following its world premiere last month at South by Southwest. The film is directed by Mitchell Altieri – one half of the Butcher Brothers (The Hamiltons, The Thompsons) – and written by Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Altieri & Phil Flores (the other half of the Butcher Brothers). XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the deal today.

“Following our great experience working with the Butcher Brothers on the vampire epic The Thompsons, we’re thrilled to be releasing Mitchell’s extraordinary new film which created such a sensation at SXSW,” said Gordon.

HOLY GHOST PEOPLE was produced by Jeffrey Allard, Phil Flores & Mitchell Altieri and Joe Egender & Kevin Artigue and executive produced by L.C. Nussbeck. The deal was negotiated by Gordon and the Paradigm Finance Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

SYNOPSIS:

In the film, 19-year-old Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, “Shameless”) enlists the help of alcoholic ex-Marine Wayne (Brendan McCarthy) to find her estranged sister who has gone missing deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Their search leads them to the Church of One Accord and the enigmatic snake-handling preacher Brother Billy (Joe Egender), who’s devoted congregation of outcasts knowingly risk injury or death seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost. What Wayne and Charlotte uncover during their time on the mountain – about themselves and the nature of faith – will shake them to their core, as the mystery of Charlotte’s sister and her fate unravels. 

KEEP READING FOR A LOOK AT THE WICKED SXSW TRAILER FOR WHAT LOOKS TO BE THE BEST BUTCHER BROTHERS FLICK YET!

CHECK OUT THE FIRST CLIP FROM AMERICAN MARY INTRODUCED BY THE SOSKA TWINS

Twisted Twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, along with Tristan Risk, introduce the first clip from the upcoming follow-up to their debut DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, AMERICAN MARY. Check it out below!

SYNOPSIS:

AMERICAN MARY tells the story (a  metaphor for the Soskas own journey through the independent film industry) of a medical student named Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) who grows increasingly broke and disenchanted with medical school and the established doctors she once idolised. The allure of easy money sends a desperate Mary into the twilight world of body modification and underground surgeries where obsessed flesh artists will pay anything and go through any pain to get their unusual procedures done. But Mary soon finds that her new ‘profession’ leaves more marks on her own psyche than on her freakish clientele. Keep your bloodshot eyes peeled here boils ‘n ghouls for more information as it comes along.

For more on the film, visit the official Twisted Twins Productions website, like American Mary on Facebook and, on Twitter, follow American Mary (@_American_Mary) and the Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska (@twisted_twins).

19 NEW PHOTOS FROM AMERICAN MARY HIT THE WEB

Nineteen new images for Twisted twins Jen and Sylvia Soska‘s (DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK) latest film AMERICAN MARY, starring Katharine Isabelle (GINGER SNAPS) has hit the web, giving us a better glimpse into the incredibly imaginative new film. If you recall, Universal Pictures picked up International Rights to the film and recently XLrator picked up US distribution. Hit the break below for a little more for your AMERICAN MARY fix!

SYNOPSIS:

Starring Katharine Isabelle, this metaphor for the Soskas own journey through the independent film industry follows medical student Mary Mason as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the twilight world of body modification and underground surgeries where obsessed flesh artists will pay anything and go through any pain to get their unusual procedures done. But Mary soon finds that her new ‘profession’ leaves more marks on her own psyche than on her freakish clientele.

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR A TRAILER, POSTER, AND 19 NEW IMAGES FOR AMERICAN MARY

THE UK AMERICAN MARY TRAILER HAS HIT THE WEB!

The UK trailerl for Twisted twins Jen and Sylvia Soska‘s (DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK) latest film AMERICAN MARY, starring Katharine Isabelle (GINGER SNAPS) has hit the web, giving us a better glimpse into the incredibly imaginative new film. If you recall, Universal Pictures picked up International Rights to the film and as of yesterday XLrator picked up US distribution. So now here’s a little more for your AMERICAN MARY fix!

SYNOPSIS:

Starring Katharine Isabelle, this metaphor for the Soskas own journey through the independent film industry follows medical student Mary Mason as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the twilight world of body modification and underground surgeries where obsessed flesh artists will pay anything and go through any pain to get their unusual procedures done. But Mary soon finds that her new ‘profession’ leaves more marks on her own psyche than on her freakish clientele.

For more on the film, visit the official Twisted Twins Productions website, like American Mary on Facebook, and on Twitter follow American Mary (@_American_Mary) and the Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska (@twisted_twins).

AMERICAN MARY FINALLY PICKS UP AMERICAN DISTRIBUTION!

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Soska twins around here at Backwoods Horror and are eagerly anticipating our first viewing of their newest film, AMERICAN MARY; a film that has been winning accolades all over the world. After checking out DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK, the Soska twins have swiftly become a force to be reckoned with in the horror community and we, as big fans, have been covering everything we could on AMERICAN MARY.

Now, for us boils ‘n ghouls in America we have exciting news. A few months ago, we’d learned that Universal Pictures had picked up AMERICAN MARY for international distribution. While we were incredibly excited for the Soska twins, we were bummed as hell that the distribution deal didn’t include us in the good ‘ol USA. All that’s changed now, however as news has come down the line that XLrator Media picked up all U.S. rights to the film. Unfortunately, however, we’ll still have to wait almost a year before it hits US markets as the film will be released under XLrator’s Screamfest label in fall 2013.

For more on the film, visit the official Twisted Twins Productions website, like American Mary on Facebook, and on Twitter follow American Mary (@_American_Mary) and the Twisted Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska (@twisted_twins).

KEEP READING AFTER THE BREAK FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTION DEAL AND MORE!

THE LOST COAST TAPES NOW BIGFOOT: THE LOST COAST TAPES WITH NEW POSTER

As regular Backwoods Horror readers know, I’m a huge, HUGE fan of bigfoot flicks, or as I call ‘em squatchploitation movies. I’m talking about films such as THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK,CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE, and 1980?s NIGHT OF THE DEMON, and Eduardo Sanchez’s upcoming EXISTS, amongst others. So I was excited to hear that the found footage bigfoot film THE LOST COAST TAPES had found North American rights distribution through XLrator Media with plans for a fall release. Now THE LOST COST TAPES has picked up a title change, now being called BIGFOOT: THE LOST COAST TAPES which makes a bit more sense from a marketing standpoint. As a part of the marketing campaign, the filmmakers have released a new poster (much like the last) with the new title. Check it and the trailer after the break below.

THE LOST COAST TAPES is directed by Corey Grant, and stars Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald, Ashley Wood, Noah Weisberg and Frank Ashmore. It was written by Brian Kelsey and Bryan O’Cain and produced by Corey Grant’s New Breed Entertainment, Chevez Frazier and Chris Beal.

SYNOPSIS:
Sean Reynolds, an eager Television Host, is on a mission to debunk famed Bigfoot hunter Carl Drybeck, who claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch. When the team arrives in Northern California they are immediately thrilled — Drybeck’s zealous belief in his hoax is going to make for a wildly entertaining episode of campy-paranormal television. However, when Drybeck’s hunting partner is myste
riously attacked, the team is left alone and reality begins to set in. The evidence is stacking up, Drybeck’s theory may not be a hoax, and the existence of Bigfoot might just be the least of their worries.Shot on location in the region of the world’s largest concentration of Bigfoot sightings and based on the real accounts of locals, BIGFOOT: THE LOST COAST TAPES reveals a new truth about America’s oldest living legend.
For more information, be sure to check back here and follow them on their Official Facebook Page.

THE FULL OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE LOST COAST TAPES HITS THE WEB

As regular Backwoods Horror readers know, I’m a huge, HUGE fan of bigfoot flicks, or as I call ‘em squatchploitation movies. I’m talking about films such as THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK,CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE, and 1980?s NIGHT OF THE DEMON, and Eduardo Sanchez’s upcoming EXISTS, amongst others. So I was excited to hear that the found footage bigfoot film THE LOST COAST TAPES had found North American rights distribution through XLrator Media with plans for a fall release. Since then we’ve been teased with, well, a teaser trailer and some posters, but we haven’t seen anything meaty until now. Finally, the official full trailer has hit for the film and the more I see, the more I like. Check it out below!

THE LOST COAST TAPES is directed by Corey Grant, and stars Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald, Ashley Wood, Noah Weisberg and Frank Ashmore. It was written by Brian Kelsey and Bryan O’Cain and produced by Corey Grant’s New Breed Entertainment, Chevez Frazier and Chris Beal.

SYNOPSIS:
In the film, a disgraced investigative TV reporter is on a mission to debunk a famed Bigfoot hunter who claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch — and when the reporter and his crew arrive in Northern California, they are thrilled that the hunter’s zealous belief in his hoax is going to make for a wildly entertaining episode of campy paranormal TV. However, when the hunter’s partner is mysteriously attacked, the team is left alone and reality begins to set in.
For more information, be sure to check back here and follow them on their Official Facebook Page.


FOUND FOOTAGE BIGFOOT HORROR FILM ‘THE LOST COAST TAPES’ FINDS DISTRIBUTION

As regular Backwoods Horror readers know, I’m a huge, HUGE fan of bigfoot flicks, or as I call ’em squatchploitation movies. I’m talking about films such as THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK, CREATURE FROM BLACK LAKE, and 1980’s NIGHT OF THE DEMON amongst others. So I was excited to hear that the found footage bigfoot film THE LOST COAST TAPES has found North American rights distribution through XLrator Media with plans for a fall release.

From Variety:

THE LOST COAST TAPES is directed by Corey Grant, and stars Drew Rausch, Rich McDonald, Ashley Wood, Noah Weisberg and Frank Ashmore. It was written by Brian Kelsey and Bryan O’Cain and produced by Corey Grant’s New Breed Entertainment, Chevez Frazier and Chris Beal.

SYNOPSIS:

In the film, a disgraced investigative TV reporter is on a mission to debunk a famed Bigfoot hunter who claims to possess the body of a dead Sasquatch — and when the reporter and his crew arrive in Northern California, they are thrilled that the hunter’s zealous belief in his hoax is going to make for a wildly entertaining episode of campy paranormal TV. However, when the hunter’s partner is mysteriously attacked, the team is left alone and reality begins to set in.