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MoreHorror on The Scene: Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (2016)

By Colleen Wanglund,

MoreHorror.com

The weekend of October 14th to 16th marked the inaugural year of the (annual) Brooklyn Horror Film Festival. The festival hosted various events around the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York City’s largest borough, including an art show, a reading by author Grady Hendrix, and film screenings. The festival was so successful that eighteen of twenty-two events were completely sold out.

One film that had its world premiere at Bhff was Child Eater (2016), a joint Icelandic/USA production. The film takes an urban legend and brings it frighteningly to life. Directed by Erlingur Ottar Thoroddsen, the film follows Helen (Cait Bliss) while she babysits Lucas. Lucas and his dad are new to the area but know the history of the house. It once belonged to a local farmer who kidnapped, tortured, and then killed children, eating their eyes in the belief that it would save his own vision.
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Horror Highlights: Exclusive Tell Me How I Die Clip, YouTube Spaces & Blumhouse’s Horror Vr, Child Eater, Mountain Monsters, Kill Pill

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Ahead of the theatrical and VOD release of Tell Me How I Die on September 16th, Daily Dead has an exclusive clip from the film. Also: details on YouTube Spaces and Blumhouse's horror Vr collaboration, Child Eater's world premiere at Brooklyn Horror Fest, Destination America's Mountain Monsters season five renewal, and Iris Prize Festival screening details for Kill Pill.

Watch an Exclusive Clip from Tell Me How I Die: "When a group of college students takes part in an experimental drug study, an unexpected side effect gives them terrifying visions of their own murders… which begin to come true. As they scramble to outsmart and outmaneuver their date with death, they realize that the killer is among them and shares their ability to see the future – only he seems to be one step ahead in their race to survive."

Ryan Higa (YouTube's NigaHiga), Nathan Kress (iCarly), Virginia Gardner
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Sean Kanan Signed to Both Watch Island and Slayers!

Two new projects that we learned about this week have something else in common besides being written by Brian Pickard and co-starring Melinda Chilton: Soap opera heartthrob Sean Kanan ("The Bold and the Beautiful", "The Young and the Restless") has joined the casts of both.

The films, slated to shoot this summer in New England, also share producer Pietro D’Alessio of Alexius Omnimedia, who is partnering with Breaking Waves Entertainment’s Bradley Hvolbeck, Jr., on Watch Island (being directed by Matt Zettell) and Pickard’s Penobscot Films on Slayers! (being directed by Kevin MacDonald).

Kanan will play the role of producer Ryan Terriault in Watch Island. The project is described as "Big Brother" meets Friday the 13th and is a 1980's throwback with a ghost hunting twist. The proposed franchise introduces a new iconic killer known as "The Cameraman".

In horror comedy Slayers! Kanan will portray an 1800’s baron.
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Director Kevin MacDonald Joins Horror Comedy Slayers!

Indie director Kevin MacDonald (Beg, The Witching Hour) has joined the Alexius Omnimedia/Penobscot Films production of scribe Brian Pickard’s horror comedy Slayers! Melinda Chilton is attached to star in the film.

Billed as “The Undead vs. The Brain Dead,” Slayers! is

prepping for a late summer start in Maine. The film's synopsis follows:

Four friends battle the forces of evil night after night from the comfort of their living room. Instead of being rugged warriors of the night, they are dice-tossing legends in their own mind. But when their small town is threatened by a very real vampire, the friends band together to save one of their own. They charge into the night to take the evil head on ... badly.

It's a fight to the death between good and evil.

Along with Chilton (pictured, who is also attached to the recently announced Watch Island, penned by Pickard), the cast includes Brandon Stumpf (Beg,
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Early Details on Proposed New Franchise Watch Island

We're always interested when word comes about a potential new horror franchise, especially if the big bad sounds promising. Today we bring you the first details on Watch Island, which is being produced by Bradley Hvolbeck, Jr., of Breaking Waves Entertainment and his partner Pietro D'Alessio of Alexius OmniMedia.

From the Press Release:

Gabrielle Stone (pictured), daughter of Dee Wallace and the late Christopher Stone, has inked a deal to star in the freshman outing of the "Watch Island" franchise. The script, helmed by director Matt Zettell and penned by Penobscot Films' Brian Pickard, is currently prepping for a June start date in New England.

Zettell's previous directing credits include "Resurrection County" and "The Cellar Door." Edward T. Button will serve as cinematographer. Craig Lamar Traylor, from "Malcolm in the Middle," also stars. Melinda Chilton, Leslie Taylor, and Marion Markham have snagged supporting roles.

The project, described as "Big Brother
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