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Something Lurks Upstairs in our Exclusive Clip from The Shadow Man

  • DailyDead
"The nightmare begins when you wake" in The Shadow Man, a new horror film that's out on digital and DVD today from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. To celebrate the Halloween release of the supernatural movie, we've been provided with an exclusive clip from the film as a treat for Daily Dead readers to enjoy with their bowls of trick or treat candy.

You can watch our exclusive clip below, and read on for full details on The Shadow Man from the official press release:

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (August 28, 2017) – It starts with a nightmare when the terrifying horror film The Shadow Man debuts on digital and DVD on Halloween, October 31, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Rachel Darwin (Sarah Jurgens, “iZombie”) is pregnant, shackled, giving birth to something terrible, attended to by a dark man in a brimmed hat, a multidimensional being, a shadow that feeds upon human souls. She
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Frontières event at Cannes Marché to feature three works-in-progress

Are We Not Cats, Bodom and One Drop will be screened at the inaugural genre event.

The Cannes Marché and genre market Frontières have revealed the three work-in-progress titles that will be screened as part of their inaugural partnership at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Taking place on May 15, the Frontières Day at the Marché will feature a trio of films that are all in the post-production stage and are seeking sales agents, distribution and completion funding.

Screening is writer-director Xander Robin’s Are We Not Cats [pictured], which tells the story of a man who loses his job, girlfriend and apartment in a single day. When trying to restart his life, he meets a woman who shares his strangest compulsive habit – eating hair. Theo Brooks and Joshua Sobel are producers.

The second title is Taneli Mustonen’s Bodom, which he co-wrote with producer Aleksi Hyvärinen. Taking place years after four teenagers are stabbed to death
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Frontières Day at the Marché to feature three work-in-progress

Are We Not Cats, Bodom and One Drop will be screened at the inaugural event.

The Cannes Marché and genre market Frontières have revealed the three work-in-progress titles that will be screened as part of their inaugural partnership at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Taking place on May 15, the Frontières Day at the Marché will feature a trio of films that are all in the post-production stage and are seeking sales agents, distribution and completion funding.

Screening is writer-director Xander Robin’s Are We Not Cats [pictured], which tells the story of a man who loses his job, girlfriend and apartment in a single day. When trying to restart his life, he meets a woman who shares his strangest compulsive habit – eating hair. Theo Brooks and Joshua Sobel are producers.

The second title is Taneli Mustonen’s Bodom, which he co-wrote with producer Aleksi Hyvärinen. Taking place years after four teenagers are stabbed to death at a camp
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Indie Spotlight: The Church, Scream Machine, Avenged, Death Walks

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today's feature includes release details for One Drop, a look at Evil Lurks in Innocence, a teaser trailer from The Church, a Q&A with Amanda Adrienne from the film Avenged, and much more:

Women in Horror Month and One Drop Release Details: "February is Women in Horror Month, and few women are working harder in the genre than Tricia Lee. The director of the award winning films Silent Retreat and Clean Break has been pounding the pavement to secure financing for her next film One Drop.

One Drop tells the story of Ellie, a drug addict who overdoses and wakes up in the basement of a medical facility. Everyone around her is dead, and she is suddenly nine months pregnant.

With a strong creative team including long time partner in crime,
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Frontières unveils Brussels line-up

  • ScreenDaily
Second European edition of genre co-production market to feature two extra spotlights in addition to its 17-strong line-up.

Frontières International Co-Production Market has unveiled the full line-up for its second European edition, taking place at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival from April 9-11.

This year sees an expanded Frontières line-up which will allow more projects to participate in live pitch sessions. In addition, it will include a Market Spotlight, featuring projects co-presented by Blood Window at Ventana Sur and the European Genre Forum at Tallinn Black Nights, and a Seeking Director spotlight which will involved three projects in development.

The 17-strong Frontières line-up features the already-announced Érik Canuel’s On the Threshold (an English-language remake of Sur Le Seuil) alongside new projects from directors Alexandre O. Philippe, Casey Walker and John Harrison, and producers Carole Scotta and Andrew D. Corkin.

It also features Eugene Garcia’s Jessie’s Demons, the new project
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Agency of Vengeance Will Cause a Dark Rising in Your Pants

Giant monsters or demons causing you nothing but headaches? We feel ya! So why not call in an extremely hot chick with a big ass gun to set things straight? It only makes sense, right? Read on for your first look at Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising.

From the Press Release

Level 33 Entertainment delivers an action-packed sci-fi adventure this summer with the release of Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising on DVD and all On Demand platforms including iTunes and Amazon Instant beginning on August 12, 2014.

Starring Brigitte Kingsley (Frequency), Landy Cannon (American Psycho, Catwoman), Michael Ironside (X-Men:First Class, Total Recall, Top Gun), Julia Schneider (American Pie Presents Delta House), and Angel Williams (aka Angelina Love of Tna Wrestling fame), Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising will be available at an Srp of $14.99 to buy and $4.99 to rent in HD.

Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising was written and directed by Andrew Cymek (Night Cries
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DVD Review: Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf

  • ShockYa
Title: Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf Directed by: Andrew Cymek Starring: William B. Davis, Brigitte Kingsley, Andrew Cymek and John Rhys-Davies Running time: 111 min, Unrated The Wolf is a known serial killer of 15 young girls in the “Red Riding Hood” murders. He always leaves behind his signature, “Are You the Woodcutter?” Detective Johnny Morgan was witness to his own sister’s murder by the Wolf when he was a young boy, and he is determined to see justice for her death is carried out. When the Wolf is finally captured and is institutionalized, Johnny and his partner make a Christmas eve visit to the maximum security facility where...
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Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada Has Big Plans for 2011 Fan Expo Canada/Rue Morgue Festival of Fear

All you gorehounds north of the Border, do yourselves a favor and clear your calendars for this weekend, starting tomorrow, August 25 through August 28. If you haven't yet made plans to be at The Toronto Convention Center to attend the 2011 Fan Expo Canada/Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, don't worry; there's still time. And Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada is about to give you some additional motivation.

Let's start with the featured guests Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada is boasting. Legendary veteran of Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss and Bereavement (and that barely scratches the surface) Michael Biehn will be on hand. Promoting Monster Brawl will be well-traveled Canadians Art Hindle (Black Christmas) and from 300, Robert Maillet (that would be Kurrgan for all you WWE fans).

And speaking of the WWE, what Canadian convention would be complete without Ms. Stratusfaction herself, Trish Stratus. Trish will be on hand to promote Bounty Hunters.

Aside from
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Anchor Bay Highlights Upcoming Horror & Genre Titles at the 2011 Fan Expo Canada/Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear

Toronto’s Festival of Fear is is the largest of its kind in Canada and among the largest in world, filling the entire North building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with over 60,000 attendees in 2010.

The annual multigenre fan convention that runs as part of Fan Expo Canada was founded as the Canadian National Horror Expo in 2004 by Rue Morgue Magazine and Hobby Star Marketing Inc.

Originally showcasing novels, fantasy and film/television and related popular arts, the convention has expanded over the years to include a larger range of pop culture elements, such as horror, anime, manga, animation, toys, collectible card games, video games and web entertainment.

One of the more exciting aspects of the event is the presentations by Anchor Bay. This year Anchor Bay’s featured guests include Michael Biehn of The Divide & Bereavement, Art Hindle & Robert Maillet of Monster Brawl, & Trish Stratus of Bounty Hunters.

Here
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Medium Raw and a Wolf's Delight: A Movie Review

Director/writer: Andrew Cymek.

Cast: William B. Davis, John Rhys-Davies, Mercedes McNab, and Brigitte Kingsley.

Medium Raw aka Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf is a Canadian shot horror film. This feature was shown on television in 2010, with Anchor Bay Entertainment set to release this title on DVD August 16th. The film retells the ancient German legend of Little Red Riding Hood with a twist. Horror is always great for twist endings. Actor John Rhys-Davies is under utilized in his role and the updating of this children's tale is enhanced by the costume department. As well, Medium Raw introduces not one villain, but four. This is a slow building horror title, with some interesting action sequences in the final scenes.

This is the second film which has offed actor John Rhys-Davies in the first quarter of the film. The other film was Ferocious Planet (2011) and here Rhys-Davies plays Elliot Carbon.
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Medium Raw Serves Up Horror Cold and Bloody on DVD August 16th

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release Medium Raw aka Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf on DVD August 16th. This horror tale borrows some of the mythology of Little Red Riding Hood, with references to a wolf, and a wolf shaped mask. Children go missing and one man is responsible. His date with the electric chair is interrupted when the power goes out and the killers run the ward. This worst case scenario stars John Rhys-Davies (Ferocious Planet), Mercedes McNab (Hatchet) and William B. Davis. Kill the lights and invite a killer into your living room in just a few weeks! The release details for this title are below.

The synopsis for Medium Raw is here:

"He is called ‘The Wolf’, a spike-jawed serial killer responsible for the ‘Red Riding Hood’ murders of 15 young girls. Arrested by Detectives Elliott Carbon (John Rhys-Davies) and Johnny Morgan (Andrew Cymek), he has been declared
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Anchor Bay Serving Up Terror Medium Raw

Movies about serial killers are a dime a dozen ... but movies about serial killers who are extra nasty and like to taunt authorities? Well, they can be really fun! Case in point - Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf, which after many delays is finally hitting DVD.

From the Press Release

Once upon a time, there was a homicidal maniac who slaughtered 15 little girls and left a question scrawled in the victim’s blood at each crime scene: “Are you The Woodcutter?” Five-year-old Johnny Morgan witnessed his sister’s murder at the hands of this monster. Years later Johnny became a detective and finally caught the murderer, bringing him to justice. And they all lived happily ever after, right? Guess again…

Anchor Bay Entertainment presents Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf, recent winner of the Northern Lights Award at the Alaska International Film Festival, on DVD August 16th. With an
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Black Walk Runs With "Medium Raw: Night Of The Wolf"

The Canadian feature "Medium Raw: Night Of The Wolf", from the same creative team behind the 2007 feature "Dark Rising", stars Canadian actor William B. Davis ("X-Files") John Rhys Davies ("Lord of the Rings"), Mercedes McNab ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer") and WWE stars Jay Reso/Andrew "Test" Martin.

"...Not just another action thriller, 'Medium Raw' is also the diary of a marriage, having sprung from the mind of writer/director Andrew Cymek in 2001 at the request of producer/star Brigitte Kingsley. Brigitte promised Andrew that if he wrote something, she would produce it. Flash forward a few years and the newlyweds have just spent their honeymoon money on the opening scenes of what will become 'Medium Raw'..."

"Where there is a will, there is a way and I am nothing if not persistent," said Kingsley, who not only starred in and produced "Medium Raw", but is now head of production at Black Walk.
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DVD Round Up, Sept. 2, 2009: ‘Boot Camp,’ ‘Red Velvet,’ ‘Homeboy’

Chicago – Time to catch up with the DVD Round-Up, a collection of titles that may have slipped under your radar while you were busy blogging about Inglourious Basterds” or programming your DVR for the new Fall TV season.

This week’s titles are a motley crew of horror, drama, action, and a couple of films clearly tied to bigger theatrical releases. “Like Mila Kunis in “Extract”? Why not check her out in “Boot Camp”?” “Like Kelli Garner in “Taking Woodstock”? Take a look at “Red Velvet””

Plot synopsis, cast, and special features information - what you really want to know - for a half-dozen titles follow. At least one should make your Netflix queue.

Dark Rising” and “London to Brighton” were released on August 11th, 2009.

“Boot Camp” and “Red Velvet” were released on August 25th, 2009.

Homeboy” was released on September 1st, 2009.

“Boot Camp”

Photo credit: Fox Synopsis: “Sophie Bauer’s
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Dark Rising (DVD Review #2)

  • Fangoria
Dark Rising thinks it’s really funny. It’s not. Not so much a horror/comedy but a fantasy-esque/comedy with a monster, the film drowns itself in a lot of contorted wacky faces, broad shoulder shrugs, silly runs and musical cues that only emphasize how flat the punchlines have fallen.

The movie follows Jason (Landy Cannon), who has just been dumped by his high-school sweetheart Jasmine (Vanessa James) after having dated her forever. Jason has a plan, though: He and his jerky best friend Ricky (played by Jay Reso, a.k.a. WWE wrestler Christian) are going camping with Jasmine and her friends Renee (Julia Schneider) and Marlene (Haley Shannon); along the way, he can win her back. The problem is that Jasmine and Marlene are now more than just friends, and although Jason has dreamy hair, there’s no way he can contend with gratuitous lesbianism. Meanwhile, Renee
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Dark Rising (DVD Review)

  • Fangoria
As Canada is becoming one of the prime locations for shooting films, due to the cheaper costs and tax incentives, hundreds of films are shot there yearly. A recent film that is beginning to build a buzz stateside is the sci-fi horror-fest, Dark Rising from director Andrew Cymek. Just-released on DVD from E1 Entertainment, the Canadian-based film has been nominated for six Canadian Comedy Awards. Clearly Fangorians you must think, “then what the hell is this movie doing on Fango’s review boards!” Well I am here to express to you just that.

The premise, or what seems as a moody “adult industry” film, centers around Jason Parks, who is played by the exuberant Landy Cannon. Jason is still in love with his ex-fiancé, who is now a lesbian and wants nothing to do with him. Jason’s pal, Ricky, played by the WWE and Tna star Jason “Christian Cage” Reso,
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[DVD Review] Dark Rising

Ah, to aspire to B-movie status and nothing more. Gone are the expectations of special effects, production values or even really having a plot. On the other hand, it leaves plenty of room for a movie full of comical interactions and out-of-this world setups that audiences just go along with. Dark Rising takes all these B-movie benefits and just piles on the cleavage, the fantastic plots and men in demon costumes. Lesbians? Yup. Scantily clad babes? Uh huh. Nonsensical greatness? A little bit of that too.

Jason (Landy Cannon) is just another one of those sad sack guys who can’t accept that his relationship with a girl has ended. He mopes around and pines non-stop about how great things were while his friend Ricky (Jason Reso) tries to convince him otherwise.

Meanwhile, Jasmine (Vanessa James), Jason’s ex-girlfriend, is busy buying a book on witchcraft with her two friends
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Weekly DVD & Blu-Ray Chopping List 8/11/2009

  • Fangoria
Curious to know what frightful films and devilish discs will be available to view in the privacy of your own digital dungeon this week? Fango's got you covered.

Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving in-stores this Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in our weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List - updated with all the last-minute additions and deletions.

Note: Clickable links lead to Amazon.com

Alien Tresspass - Image DVD & Bd

A flying saucer, ray guns, body snatching and a one-eyed monster from outer space! It’s all here in this action-packed sci-fi adventure! Eric McCormack stars as an astronomer who gets possessed by a friendly alien bent on saving our humble planet. But even with the help of a lovely diner waitress, is he any match for the Ghota, a one-eyed evil alien on a murderous rampage?

Bad Boy Bubby (Bd)

L.A. Weekly called it "disturbing and compelling,
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Canadian Horror Comedy Rising to DVD

Do you like your Canuck-produced Army of Darkness style comedies loaded with puerile sex jokes, lesbian make-out sessions, and topped off with a heaping slab of Canadian bacon by way of a hammy performance by a WWE wrestler? If so, we have good news for you: Dark Rising is coming to DVD this August.

"A broken heart, a battle ax, a demon, and a lesbian ex-fiancee... Jason Parks' life goes from bad to worse as a series of supernatural events turn his dream of reconciling with his ex Jasmine into a portal-seeking, demon-hunting nightmare. Featuring Jason "Christian Cage" Reso of the WWE and Tna Wrestling. Also starring Landy Cannon, Brigitte Kingsley, and Julia Schneider."

If you live in Canada, filmmaker Andrew Cymek's Dark Rising is already available at your local DVD shop and has been for months. That's how I was able to review it last September. Those
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