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The Toybox Plays Will Play with Horror Fans in 2018: Concept Poster and Stills

Tagline: "Vacations Can be Deadly." The Toybox is an upcoming horror film from director Tom Nagel (Clowntown, 2016). Denise Richards and Mischa Barton will star. In the film, a family is travelling crosscountry, when they break down in the desert. Out in the desert, they find terrible secrets and something that is hunting them. Recently, the film was at the American Film Market, in Santa Monica. The Toybox will be completed this year. And, an early concept poster is hosted here, along with a few behind-the-scenes stills. The roles for the two main actresses have been announced. In the film, Richards will play a mother "stranded with her family in the desert." Meanwhile, Barton will play a "traveler who joins the group and gets caught up in the an otherwodly evil (Uhm)." Matt Mercer (Contracted, 2013), Katie Keene and the director also star. A release date has not been announced for the film.
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CineTel Films acquires 'The Toybox'

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CineTel Films acquires 'The Toybox'
Denise Richards and Mischa Barton star.

Los Angeles-based CineTel Films has acquired worldwide rights to supernatural thriller The Toybox and will launch sales in Cannes.

Denise Richards and Mischa Barton star in the tale of a family on a cross-country trip who fall prey to a supernatural force in the desert. Production wrapped in April.

The film also stars Jeff Denton, Brian Nagel, Greg Violand, Matt Mercer, Malika Michelle, David H. Greathouse and Katie Keene.

Tom Nagel directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Denton.

Jeff Miller, Tom Nagel, Brian Nagel and Denton are producing, while Jim Jacobsen, Eric Brenner, and Ronnie D. Lee serve as executive producers.  

Paul Hertzberg negotiated the deal for CineTel Films with Eric Brenner on behalf of the filmmakers.
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Denise Richards, Mischa Barton Star In ‘The Toybox’; Katrina Bowden & Kate Flannery Join ‘Fishbowl California’

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Denise Richards, Mischa Barton Star In ‘The Toybox’; Katrina Bowden & Kate Flannery Join ‘Fishbowl California’
Denise Richards and The O.C. alum Mischa Barton are set to star in The Toybox, a supernatural thriller from the team behind the 2016 horror pic ClownTown. Tom Nagel will return at the helm on this film from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Denton. Production is currently underway on the film that follows a family who go on a cross-country trip across America and get stranded in the desert by a supernatural force that is slowly killing them off. Richards plays a mother…
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ClownTown DVD Review #ClownSightings

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ClownTown DVD Review #ClownSightings
Title: ClownTown ITN Distribution Director: Tom Nagel Writer: Jeff Miller Cast: Brian Nagel, Lauren Elise, Andrew Staton, Katie Keene, Jeff Denton Rated: Unrated (Violence, Language) Running Time: 82 minutes Special Features: None DVD and VOD Release: October 4, 2016 Two couples (Brian Nagel, Lauren Elise, Andrew Staton, Katie Keene) are travelling through Ohio when they stop at a diner. Their Gps goes on the fritz and they have to ask for directions. After driving for some time they get lost, and one of the girls realizes she lost her phone. They call her phone and the man whom answers tells them to meet him in a nearby town called Clinton  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Iof chats with Clowntown writer Jeff Miller and Director/Actor Tom Nagel

Oh, clowns. The subjects of fear through the eyes of most children and quite a few adults as well. There’s just something very creepy about them and when tackled correctly, they can make for some serious cinematic scaremakers (see It for reference). Using the city of Bakersfield, CA’s real life scares (random people dressed as scary clowns caused a small epidemic of scares throughout the city, which spread to other cities) as a starting point, writer Jeff Miller (Axe Giant: The Wrath Of Paul Bunyan) and director Tom Nagel (The Last Supper, The Retrieval) took the idea of a group of clowns standing on street corners and crafted the entertaining shocker, Clowntown (now available), a film that serves to scare the hell out of you and make whatever Coulrophobia you may have even worse. We spoke to Miller and Nagel regarding Clowntown, it’s genesis and the approach of suspense vs.
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Meet The Cast and Crew of Clowntown at Dark Delicacies Saturday #clownsightings

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Meet The Cast and Crew of Clowntown at Dark Delicacies Saturday #clownsightings
Join the actors and filmmakers for the horror film Clowntown from ITN Distribution on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 2:00pm at Dark Delicacies in Burbank ( 3512 W Magnolia Blvd.) for an in-store signing on behalf of the film’s DVD release. Writer Jeff Miller (Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan) and director Tom Nagel (“The Retrieval”) will be on hand along with the film’s stars: Brian Nagel (Katy Perry’s “Roar”), Lauren Elise (Justin Lin’s “Help”), Andrew Staton (“Relentless”), Katie Keene (Union Furnace), Jeff Denton (The Beast of Bray Road) and Ryan Pilz. Clowntown is now available on Video on Demand and on DVD for an Srp of $15.00. In [ Read More ]

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Horror Highlights: Wolf Creek TV Series, Trash Fire at Screamfest 2016, Clowntown Signing, Destination America

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Oh, boy, Mick is gonna get it now! The Wolf Creek series is coming to Pop TV, Daily Deaders, and we have a clip from the first episode. Also: Trash Fire's at Screamfest 2016, the DVD release autograph signing for Clowntown, and Destination America's October programming.

Wolf Creek Series Clip: "About Wolf Creek: Pop’s limited series event--inspired by one of the "25 best horror movies since 2000" (Av Squad), one of the "100 Best Horror films" (Time Out) and one of the "25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining" (Vulture)--is an intense psychological thriller premiering Friday, October 14, at 10/9c. It stars John Jarratt as killer Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback except, this time, things are different. The series turns an entire genre on its head when a 19-year-old American college student, played by rising star Lucy Fry, survives Taylor’s massacre of her family and sets out for revenge.
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Clowntown Invades Burbank With Oct. 15th Dark Delicacies Signing

With the recent clown scare going on and goofy looking, grease paint-wearing people are scaring the living hell out of folks, this announcement will be a fun one. To celebrate the film’s DVD release, Burbank’s Dark Delicacies is hosting a signing featuring the cast and crew of the horror thriller Clowntown. Happening on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 2:00pm at Dark Delicacies in Burbank ( 3512 W Magnolia Blvd.), the signing will feature writer Jeff Miller (Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan) and director Tom Nagel (“The Retrieval”) , as well as the stars of the film, including Brian Nagel (Katy Perry’s “Roar”), Lauren Elise (Justin Lin’s “Help”), Andrew Staton (“Relentless”), Katie Keene (Union Furnace), Jeff Denton (The Beast of Bray Road) and Ryan Pilz. Clowntown is currently available on both VOD and DVD, so pick that bad boy up, because it’s a hell of a time, that film.
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Clowntown’s Filmmakers and Actors Unleashing Terror at Los Angeles DVD Signing

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Clowntown’s Filmmakers and Actors Unleashing Terror at Los Angeles DVD Signing
Friends are realizing that they only have each other in their most dire time of need, as a gang of sinister clowns begin stalking them through an otherwise deserted town. To celebrate the chase, the filmmakers and actors of the new thriller, ‘Clowntown,’ will be participating in an in-store signing on behalf of the horror film’s home release. The film is now available on Video on Demand and DVD for an Srp of $15.00 from ITN Distribution. Screenwriter Jeff Miller and director Tom Nagel will be joined by the movie’s cast, including Brian Nagel, Lauren Elise, Andrew Staton, Katie Keene, Jeff Denton and Ryan Pilz, for the in-store signing. The [ Read More ]

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Hey U.S. Readers, Win Clowntown on DVD

Tom Nagel's horror flick Clowntown came out on DVD in the U.S. on Tuesday. We are admittedly a little late on giving away a couple copies to our U.S. readers. Better late than never as they say.    A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly abandoned town and find themselves stalked by a gang of violent psychopaths dressed as clowns.   Here is what we are going to do. We will give our U.S. readers this weekend to enter. Gonna make this short and sweet. Up here in Canada we have our Thanksgiving long weekend so that is three whole days to enter before we wake up from our Turkey-coma. Answer our skill testing question and e-mail us here with your answer. We...

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Horror Highlights: Exclusive Fox Trap Poster & Stills, Mondo’s The Greasy Strangler Items, Pandorica Q&A, Let’S Be Evil, The Truncated Nightmare Hour: Live!

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Just when they thought they were safe... revenge pays them a visit. Fox Trap will be released in the Us and UK on DVD and Digital in February of 2017, and we have the exclusive reveal of the film's poster and several stills. Also in today's Highlights: Mondo's The Greasy Strangler items, a Q&A with Pandorica director Tom Paton, UK release details for Let's Be Evil, and info on The Truncated Nightmare Hour: Live! podcast.

Exclusive Fox Trap Poster and Stills: "After a terrible accident leaving a young girl disabled, eight years later the group responsible are invited to a remote manor house in the countryside for a class reunion. Little do they know, they are being targeted by a masked maniac hell bent on revenge.

The cast includes Klariza Clayton (Harry Brown, Blood Money, Skins), Scott Chambers (Chicken, Hush, The Hippopotamus), Alex Sawyer (House of Anubis), Kate Greer, Becky Fletcher,
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‘Clowntown’ Review

What really baffles me about being a critic is indecision. I think when a film is really good, it deserves praise. When a film is really bad, it deserves to be pointed out. But when a film lands in the middle, in the “I’m just not sure how to handle it,” it really bothers me.

Clowntown is the collaboration of first-time feature length director Tom Nagel and Axe Giant: Wrath of Paul Bunyan writer Jeff Miller. This pairing of minds might result in a rather interesting experience, especially when “Bunyan” writer Miller is concerned. I saw “Bunyan” and happened to find it hilarious. So going into this film, I think I had different expectation that the result I got was.

I envisioned with a name like Clowntown a visceral sort of Krampus film that will end up making me laugh and creep me out at the same time.
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Q&A with Clowntown Director Tom Nagel

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A group of friends encounter a community of psychopaths in ClownTown, and with ITN Distribution releasing the film in theaters today, and on VOD & DVD October 4th, we had a chance to catch up with director Tom Nagel for our latest Q&A feature.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Tom. Coulrophobia—the fear of clowns—is something that a lot of people can relate to. How did you and your creative team set out to portray clowns in your film and make them as scary as possible?

Tom Nagel: In ClownTown, my vision of the clowns was to be something different from what most people are accustomed to. We wanted to come up with something fresh and different, but something that still satisfied the fear of clowns. While we were conceptualizing with the effects team, I guided them to design our clowns to
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Film Review: ‘ClownTown’

Film Review: ‘ClownTown’
ClownTown” opens with the by now almost inevitable (and just as predictably meaningless) claim that it is “inspired by true events.” Actually, there have been some real-life events of late fit to inspire a horror film of this particular stripe: Multiple communities along the East Coast have reported scary-clown sightings at the edge of forests and in other isolated areas. The phenom has been understandably ominous to local residents, and widespread enough to attract national media attention. Authorities’ failure thus far to apprehend any perps has raised suspicions that the whole thing might be a publicity stunt — perhaps for Rob Zombie’s imminent killer-clown-athon “31,” some speculate.

However that creepy current cultural footnote resolves itself, the very thought of suddenly spying some Insane Clown Posse wannabe lurking on the far side of a parking lot or empty schoolyard is more chilling than anything in “ClownTown.” This regional slasher offers nothing recognizably based on a “true event,
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‘ClownTown’ Clip: A Killer Clown Terrorizes Victims in Small Town

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‘ClownTown’ Clip: A Killer Clown Terrorizes Victims in Small Town
For those who suffer from fear of clowns, you might want to turn away now because this exclusive clip from the horror film “ClownTown” will give you nightmares for the rest of your life.

Directed by Tom Nagel, making his feature film directorial debut, and written by Jeff Miller, the movie is loosely inspired by the costumed men who terrorized Bakersfield, CA in 2014. Starring Brian Nagel, Lauren Elise, Andrew Staton, Katie Keene and Jeff Denton, “ClownTown” centers around a group of friends who get stranded in a seemingly abandoned town and find themselves being stalked by a gang of violent psychopaths dressed as clowns.

Read More: Creepy Clowns Roaming South Carolina: Are They Viral Marketing for Rob Zombie’s New Movie ’31’?

Clown films have become increasingly popular this year; Eli Roth produced the horror flick “Clown,” Rob Zombie directed “31” and there’s currently a remake of Stephen King’s “It” on the way.
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ClownTown Review

You can always assume a horror movie’s quality based on how many cardinal genre sins are broken before the credits roll. Tom Nagel’s ClownTown has no trouble racking up the offenses in this particular case, especially because a good eight minutes pass before any title flashes. In that time, a lonely babysitter ignores obvious warning signs, gets naked on camera for no added reason (only two minutes in) and dies a generic, horrid death – three strikes in record time. Sadly, it never gets much better from there, as a town is seemingly taken over by psychotic clowns who rule by Marshall law – because why the hell not? It’s a little The Devil’s Rejects, a bit Psycho and unfortunately way too much of Rob Zombie’s 31. Talk about bad timing…

Jeff Miller’s story is rather simple. Four weary travelers attempt to reach their concert vacation destination
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Clowntown: Where is Little Ricky in This Exclusive Clip?

Tom Nagel's horror flick Clowntown will open in select cinemas across the U.S. on September 30th. After a quick stint in the cinemas it is off to VOD and DVD on October 4th. For now, we have an exclusive clip to share with you from the flick.    A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly abandoned town and find themselves stalked by a gang of violent psychopaths dressed as clowns.   In the clip All-American girl, Sarah (you can tell from the standard uniform, cut off jeans and a white tank top), looks for little Ricky. Where oh where could he be? ...

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Horror film ClownTown gets a new trailer

A trailer has arrived online for director Tom Nagel’s horror film ClownTown; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Clowntown tells the story of a group of friends who get stranded in a seemingly abandoned town and find themselves stalked by a gang of violent psychopaths dressed as clowns. It is loosely inspired by the clowns who terrorized Bakersfield, California, in 2014.”

ClownTown is set for release on September 30th in the States and features a cast that includes Brian Nagel, Lauren Elise, Andrew Staton, Katie Keene and David Greenhouse. It is available now on DVD in the UK.
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Film Acquisition Rundown: Drafthouse Films Dates ‘We Are X,’ Array Picks Up ‘Honeytrap’ and More

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Drafthouse Films Dates ‘We Are X,’ Array Picks Up ‘Honeytrap’ and More
Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Drafthouse Films has announced that they will release Stephen Kijak’s “We Are X” in New York and Los Angeles on October 21, followed by nationwide expansion. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize for editing, and follows the enigmatic Yoshiki, leader of the Japanese band X Japan.

“You will not believe the trials and tribulations that the arena-filling, mega-band X Japan have faced in their 30 year career,” said Drafthouse Films founder Tim League of the news. “This documentary will leave you equally breathless and uplifted. It is the best music doc of the year, and we are honored to bring it to American audiences.”

– Array has announced the acquisition of “Honeytrap,
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Every Coulrophobic's Nightmare: Clowntown Gets a Release!

A couple of years ago news reports surfaced about a California City which was being terrorized by a group of people dressed as clowns. That event, which were likely inspired by horror movies, has now spawned a horror movie of its own: Clowntown.

Directed by actor-turned-director Tom Nagel the plot centers on a group of friends who get stranded in an apparently abandoned town which is actually home to a group of psychopaths who like to dress up as clowns. Needless to say, it makes for some scary images.

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