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Sci-Fi-London 2015: Listening Review

31 May 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Khalil Sullins.

Cast: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger, Christine Haeberman, Steve Hanks, Arn Chorn-Pond.

Certificate: N/A

Running Time: 90 minutes

Synopsis: Two young scientists (Stroppel & Ahr) discover a way for computers to read human thoughts, but as they perfect their method it appears some nefarious sorts have their own plans for such work.

Listening is not the kind of independent science fiction film that wants to exist quietly and garner a cult audience. It is instead a fantastic and intelligent effort that holds a mirror up to its Hollywood counterparts and shows how budgets, names, and effects, mean nothing when pitched against a compelling story and those involved actually giving a damn. It would serve film fans well to note the name of director and writer Khalil Sullins, as it is highly unlikely that he will not be making bigger waves in the future, and on a larger scale. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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The award winning horror flick ‘Echoes’ all set to release on 29th May in India

23 May 2015 9:12 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Archstone Distribution and Fat Free Films’s Echoes – is a horror film all set to release on 29th May!

With a new ensemble cast of Steven Brand ,Kevin Brewerton  ,Ivory Dortch ,Kate French,Steve Hanks ,J.J. Nolan  ,Caroline Whitney Smith & Billy Wirth , the film revolves around a young writer who gets horrific sleep-paralysis induced visions, she is a young writer who retreats with her boyfriend to an isolated desert house. As the visions intensify, she finds herself on the verge of losing her mind,.or uncovering a life-threatening secret.

The film won the Best Director award at Filmquest (2014) , Won the Best Narrative Feature SaMo Indie 2014 and the Official Selection Long Beach Indie (International Film Festival 2014)

The film is Written & Directed by Nils Timm and Produced by Ditte Halleskov, Aaron Harvey, Music by Dre Nitze.

The post The award winning horror flick ‘Echoes’ all set to release on 29th May in India appeared first on BollySpice. »

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"Echoes" on Blu-ray and DVD

19 April 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from writer/director Nils Timm's award-winning horror thriller "Echoes", now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, starring Steven Brand, Kate French, Billy Wirth and Steve Hanks:

"...struggling with horrifying, sleep-paralysis induced visions, a young writer retreats with her boyfriend to an isolated desert house.

"As the visions intensify, she finds herself on the verge of losing her mind...

"...or uncovering a life-threatening secret..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Echoes"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Exclusive Interview with Echoes Filmmaker Nils Timm

15 April 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Feeling wide awake while asleep, she can't move... and she's not alone. Anna Parker's sleep paralysis strikes with a supernatural slant in Echoes, the feature film writing and directing debut of Nils Timm. With Echoes now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, we had a chance to talk with Timm, who discussed taking a unique approach to the haunted house sub-genre, portraying the different social masks people wear in real life, his personal brush with sleep paralysis during filming, and much more.

What attracted you to the subject of sleep paralysis?

Nils Timm: Before I wrote Echoes, I was researching a lot of stories about lucid dreaming. I was experimenting with that a little bit myself, read everything about it, and interviewed several people in circles of friends and colleagues about this. At least one out of every six or seven people would say, ‘Yes, »

- Derek Anderson

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Echoes Review

13 April 2015 10:08 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the indie horror game, narrative storytelling is everything. Even on the tightest budget, with the most inexperienced actors, a filmmaker can still pump out the next big genre “thing” as long as it’s a story worth telling. Granted, the other aspects can’t equate to kindergarten bullshit and film school inexperience, but when a story is That tasty, so indulgently succulent and juicy, it’s hard to keep from scarfing it down.

With that said, Echoes is not horror’s next smash hit. It lacks the creative ingenuity of It Follows, the charm of Turbo Kid, and the practical goriness of Stitches, but it’s interesting enough to keep viewers at attention for a brisk hour and a half. I know that doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement, but compared to the heap of sloppy continuity-inept nightmares I’ve been forced to sit through recently, Nils Timm »

- Matt Donato

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Contest: Win Echoes on Blu-ray

7 April 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Anna Parker's sleep paralysis strikes with a supernatural slant in Nils Timm's Echoes, due out on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on April 14th, and we've been provided with a pair of Blu-rays to give away to a couple of lucky Daily Dead readers.

"An official selection of the New York City International Film Festival and FilmQuest Film Festival, winning Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Director honors, the highly anticipated supernatural thriller Echoes arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 14th from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The feature directorial debut of Nils Timm (who also wrote the screenplay), Echoes explores the murky realm between reality and dreams, and what could happen when these worlds collide. With a stellar cast including Steven Brand (“Teen Wolf,” The Scorpion King), Kate French (Channeling, “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill”), Billy Wirth (“Chicago P.D.”, The Lost Boys) and Steve Hanks (12/12/12, Hold Your Breath »

- Derek Anderson

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Video Round-Up: Self/less, He Never Died, Echoes

4 March 2015 12:26 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In our latest video round-up, we take a look at the first trailer for the science fiction thriller, Self/less, starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds, a clip from the SXSW Midnighters selection He Never Died, featuring Henry Rollins, and a look at the sleep paralysis horror film, Echoes.

Self/less: "In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause."

Self/less stars Ben Kingsley, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery, Natalie Martinez, Victor Garber and Derek Luke. Directed by Tarsem Singh off a screenplay by David Pastor and Àlex Pastor, Self »

- Derek Anderson

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Indie Spotlight: The Burning Dead, Chopping Block, Tall Tales from the Badlands

22 February 2015 2:23 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We're back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes release details for seasons 1 and 2 of Bad Timing, a look at a new poster from Chopping Block, a Hooked Up red band trailer, a Q&A with the director of The Burning Dead, and much more:

New Poster Released for Chopping Block: "Five kidnappers find themselves in a bloody situation in the brand new poster for the upcoming slasher comedy Chopping Block!

Chopping Block follows a group of recently fired corporate workers out of work and out of luck. Desperate times call for desperate measures as they decide to kidnap their ex-boss’s daughter for a much needed ransom. Things take a bloody turn when the boss’s daughter just happens to be the only survivor of the masked psychopath "Sadie Grace". Hilarity and bloodshed ensue when Sadie »

- Tamika Jones

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Dreams and Reality Get Blurred When Anchor Bay Unleashes Festival Hit Echoes On DVD/Bluray This April!

21 February 2015 11:02 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I’m a big fan of surrealist horror, whether it be any of the good A Nightmare On Elm Street entries, or even recent films, like last year’s Mr. Jones. While I dig realistic slasher films and they tend to scare the living hell out of me (the monster living next door is much scarier than the ones in our dreams), there’s something about getting lost inside of a fantastical dream world where a film’s protagonist has the fight off whatever may or may night be real or in their dreams. Enter Nils Timm’s Echoes, a film that took the festival circuit by storm, and one that the always reliable gang at Anchor Bay is ready to unleash on horror fans via DVD/Bluray this April 14th. With a cast filled by Steven Brand (“Teen Wolf,” The Scorpion King), Kate French (Channeling, “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill »

- Jerry Smith

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Film Festival Horror Darling, Echoes, Coming to Blu-ray and DVD This April

19 February 2015 2:04 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Anchor Bay Entertainment Presents The Festival Sensation Echoes Awakening to Blu-ray™ and DVD April 14 Anchor Bay Entertainment is happy to bring horror fans the latest in horror, “Echoes.” The film is an official selection of the FilmQuest Film Festival and New York City International Film Festival. The film has won awards for Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay accolades and is finally coming to DVD and Blu-ray April 14. “Echoes” is the film directorial debut of Nils Timm, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Steven Brand (“Teen Wolf,” “The Scorpion King”), Kate French (“Channeling,” “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill”), Steve Hanks (“12/12/12,” “Hold Your Breath”) and  [ Read More ]

The post Film Festival Horror Darling, Echoes, Coming to Blu-ray and DVD This April appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- monique

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Horror Round-Up: David Cronenberg’s Rabid UK Blu-ray / DVD, Echoes Home Media Release Date, NBC’s Strange Calls Pilot

29 January 2015 8:50 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We’re back with another horror round-up, this time focusing on release details for the home media offerings of David Cronenberg’s Rabid and Nils Timm’s Echoes, as well as information on NBC’s pilot order for the paranormal comedy, Strange Calls.

The follow-up to 1975’s Shivers, David Cronenberg’s Rabid will be available in the UK on Blu-ray / DVD from Arrow Video beginning February 16th:

Press Release – “Arrow Video is thrilled to announce the release of David Cronenberg’s much lauded horror classic Rabid (1977) which will be available on dual format Blu-ray & DVD both as an amaray and Steelbook from 16th February 2015. This new edition will mark the Blu-ray world premiere for Rabid, which served as the follow up picture to Cronenberg’s debut 1975 feature Shivers, continuing to explore the themes of viral diseases, yet upping the ante, the scale, the gore levels and the threat by unleashing »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Buddy Hutchins’ Review

16 January 2015 3:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Sally Kirkland, Sara Malakul Lane, David Gere, Steve Hanks, Nicole Alexandra Shipley, Demetrius Stear, Remington Moses, Richard Switzer, Edward DeRuiter, Hiram A. Murray | Written and Directed by Jared Cohn

Buddy Hutchins is a recovering alcoholic who is just trying to do the best he can to get his life back in order and support his wife and two kids. He hasn’t had a drink for an entire year, but all his has to show for it is a failing dry cleaning business and a cheating wife. As bills stack up, his hot tempered ex’s demands grow and his family falls apart, Buddy finds his short fuse is close to blowing. This regular guy gets pushed over the edge. Armed with a chainsaw and a whole lot of issues, Buddy Hutchins is going to get revenge on all who have wronged him.

Buddy Hutchins is having a bad day. »

- Richard Axtell

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