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'Heir' nominated for a 14th Annual Rondo Hatton Award

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The little short film that won't quit is still making waves in the horror community.

After tearing up the film festival circuit, Heir has been nominated for a 14th annual Rondo Hatton Award in the Best Short Film category.

You can cast your vote for this year's awards at the official website here.

Heir Synopsis

After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, Gordon and his young son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned.

Starring Bill Oberst Jr (Resolution, Circus Of The Dead, Take This Lollipop) and Robert Nolan (Familiar, Berkshire Country, Silent Retreat), Written and Directed by Richard Powell (Worm, Familiar), Fatal Pictures’ Zach Green and Richard Powell produced (Worm, Familiar) in association with Marc Roussel and Ron Basch from Red Sneakers Media (Remote,
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Heir nominated for Best Short Film at 2016 iHorror Awards

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The short film Heir has been tearing up the festival circuit and now has been nominated for Best Short Film at this years iHorror Awards.

Heir is the fourth short from Fatal Pictures. You can cast your vote for the short film here, as well as vote for other films which make up the 2016 iHorror Awards list. One of your favorite horror films of last year might be there! Vote Now!

Heir Synopsis

After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, Gordon and his young son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned.

Starring Bill Oberst Jr (Resolution, Circus Of The Dead, Take This Lollipop) and Robert Nolan (Familiar, Berkshire Country, Silent Retreat), Written and Directed by Richard Powell (Worm, Familiar), Fatal Pictures
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Fantasia 2015: Heir Trailer Teases Something Awfully Horrible

Richard Powell's Heir will screen at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada tomorrow, and the first teaser suggests that something awfully horrible will be unfolding. Powell and his team have previously made Worm, Familiar, Remote, and The Last Halloween, and Heir looks set to join them as a strong jolt to the system. This practical effects horror short is a monster movie unlike any other, it is a bleak and fantastical examination of one of [society's] darkest taboos that aims to stimulate the mind and wrench the gut with equal power. Bill Oberst Jr (Resolution) and Robert Nolan lead the cast. We've already seen the first images, and the visuals deepen an atmosphere of dread. You can visit the Fantasia site for more...

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Teaser trailer for 'Heir' releases

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The teaser trailer for the critically acclaimed horror short Heir has been released. We have the teaser for you to view below the details.

Heir, the final entry in the "Box Cutter Trilogy" produced by Fatal Pictures in association with Red Sneakers Media will be hitting the festival circuit in the near future.

The final short in the trio of linked shorts each representing “different theories on the origin and operation of sociopaths” sports Practical FX, which should make horror fans cheer. Read our exclusive interview with Heir Writer/Director Richard Powell and Producer Zach Green here.

Check out a larger version of the poster below as well as a couple movie stills and watch for a review on MoreHorror.com soon!

About Heir

Fatal Pictures in association with Red Sneakers Media is proud to announce Heir - A touching tale of father & son from the filmmakers that brought you Worm,
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Round-Up: Heir Teaser Trailer, Army Of Frankensteins Blu-ray, The Horror Network DVD, Tokyo Gore School

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Fatal Pictures released a teaser trailer for Heir - a horror short film directed by Richard Powell. Also in this round-up: release details for Army of Frankensteins and The Horror Network, as well as news on Tokyo Gore School from Myx TV's Horror Programming.

Heir: Starring the iconic Bill Oberst Jr., Heir will have its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival on Tuesday, July 28th:

Press Release: "Fatal Pictures in association with Red Sneakers Media is proud to announce Heir - A touching tale of father and son from the filmmakers that brought you Worm, Familiar, Remote and The Last Halloween. This practical effects horror short is a monster movie unlike any other, it is a bleak and fantastical examination of one of societies darkest taboos that aims to stimulate the mind and wrench the gut with equal power.

Starring Bill Oberst Jr. (Resolution, Circus Of The Dead,
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Round-Up: Forbidden Empire, Damien, Doomsdays, Heir

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Release details for Forbidden Empire and Doomsdays, along with a promo video for A&E's Damien and details on the horror short, Heir, are featured in our latest round-up.

Forbidden Empire: Starring Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Forbidden Empire hits VOD on May 22nd:

"An 18th century explorer sets out on an epic journey to map the forbidden uncharted lands of Transylvania only to discover its dark secrets and dangerous creatures hidden in a cursed, fantastical forest."

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Doomsdays: A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Eddie Mullins' Doomsdays hits theaters on June 5th:

"A pre-apocalyptic comedy, Doomsdays follows the misadventures of Dirty Fred (Justin Rice) and Bruho (Leo Fitzpatrick), a pair of free-wheeling squatters with a taste for unoccupied vacation homes in the Catskills. Their commitment to the lifestyle is challenged, however, when a runaway teen and an aimless young woman join their peculiar tribe.
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Heir (2015) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

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Heir (2015)

Written by: Richard Powell

Directed by: Richard Powell

Cast: Robert Nolan (Gordon), Bill Oberst Jr. (Denis), Mateo D’Avino (Paul), Stacey Campbell (Kid), Ken Austen (Rotting Pedophile), Jane Pokou (Waitress).

If you have heard the buzz around Fatal Pictures’ new film “Heir”, you can rightfully get pretty excited about it. A convergence of two juggernauts actors of independent horror is what it is, plain and simple. Bill Oberst Jr. and Robert Nolan can masterfully wield the ability to take everyman creepy from an innocuous and subtle unsettledness to a menacing and baneful fever pitch right before your very eyes.

It’s only a natural progression that they would inevitably share the screen together. Every time I watch anything with either of them in it, I know that I’m not going to see the normal world in the same comfortable way for a little while after that.
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Take A First Look At Bill Oberst Jr In Indie Horror Heir

Bill Oberst Jr and Robert Nolan lead the cast of Heir, an upcoming short film from writer-director Richard Powell and the team behind Worm, Familiar, Remote and The Last Halloween. After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, Gordon and his young son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned. As anyone familiar with the production team's previous work will know, these guys are old school all the way and, true to form, this one is being executed with a heavy reliance on practical effects. Check out the official poster art and first images below....

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
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New poster art releases for Practical FX horror short 'Heir'

A killer new poster design for Heir has been released. Looks pretty sick to us!

Heir, the final entry in the "Box Cutter Trilogy" produced by Fatal Pictures in association with Red Sneakers Media is set to hit the festival circuit soon.

The final short in the trio of linked shorts each representing “different theories on the origin and operation of sociopaths” sports Practical FX, which should make horror fans cheer. Read our exclusive interview with Heir Writer/Director Richard Powell and Producer Zach Green here.

Check out a larger version of the poster below as well as a couple movie stills and watch for a review on MoreHorror.com soon!

From The Press Release

Fatal Pictures in association with Red Sneakers Media is proud to announce Heir - A touching tale of father & son from the filmmakers that brought you Worm, Familiar, Remote & The Last Halloween. This practical effects
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‘Sick: Survive the Night’ Review

Stars: Debbie Rochon, Christina Aceto, Richard Roy Sutton, Jennifer Polansky, Robert Nolan, Sandra DaCosta, Devin Upham, Ry Barrett, Neil Green | Written by Ryan M. Andrews, Chris Cull | Directed by Ryan M.Andrews

Dr. Leigh Rozetta is a young, maverick scientist, who’s been living in a secret underground Government facility since the outbreak began two years earlier. After constant failed attempts to find a cure, Leigh sneaks away to return to her parent’s house. On her way she crosses paths with Seph and Mckay, two militant survivalists. With nightfall close at hand, the three of them know they need to seek shelter, as the Sick are more active in the dark. Boarding themselves up in Leigh’s parents house, the plan is simple: survive the night. But with the Sick surrounding the house and their own tensions through the roof, they’ll be lucky if anyone makes it out alive.
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These Toxic Characters Will Make You Sick: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Midnight Releasing. Director: Ryan M. Andrews. Writers: Ryan M. Andrews and Chris Cull Cast: Christina Aceto, Richard Roy Sutton, Robert Nolan and Jennifer Polansky. Sometimes, titles are self-fulfilling prophecies. Canadian director Ryan M. Andrews' (Black Eve) foray into the zombie apocalypse film genre is the soon to be released Sick. This title, completed in 2012, involves a viral pandemic, which leaves few survivors standing. Lacking in good acting and conflict, Sick manages to get some of the dramatic bits right. But, this film offers so many awkward scenes, that it becomes difficult to watch. As well, the film's characters are more vile than the flesheaters, themselves. Character turns against character in this disappointing sci-fi adventure. Not plot driven, Sick is an unenjoyable time spent with a group of survivors, who might be better off dead. The film begins with a split narrative.
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Zombies Invade the American Film Market with Ryan M. Andrews' Sick

Another zombie film has just been released, in time for Halloween. The film is titled Sick, from Midnight Releasing. An indie horror feature, Sick features an infection and a world inhabited by the living dead. This title has just been released on DVD (Oct. 7th, 2014). As well, the film will have an appearance at the American Film Market, where it will seek out distribution in other territories. Sick stars Christina Anna Aceto, Robert Nolan and Debbie Rochon. The film has been directed by Ryan M. Andrews of Black Eve fame. In an underground lab, Rozetta (Aceto) is attempting to find a cure for a nasty disease. A cure is a long way off, though. Up above, the world is in havoc as the infected lay waste to those still immune. A trailer for Sick is hosted below. The clip shows several characters, holed up in a house. The infected attack
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Tricia Lee's Silent Retreat Hitting Us VOD Today September 2nd

After its award-winning festival run and a limited theatrical release in Canada, Tricia Lee's Silent Retreat has arrived in the Us. As of today, September 2nd, the film is available on VOD and digital platforms all across America.

​It’s been a long journey for the independently produced shocker that won Best Canadian Feature at Toronto After Dark. Shot at Kettleby Valley Camp just outside Toronto, the dedicated cast and crew lived and worked on location for two weeks.

With inventive and resourceful makeup effects, haunting cinematography, and chilling performances, Silent Retreat showcases the incredible talents of many up-and-coming Canadian filmmakers.

Audiences can find Silent Retreat online through iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Playstation Network, Vudu, Amazon Video on Demand, Xbox, and Redbox Instant. It will be available On Demand through At&T/U-verse, Verizon/Fios on Demand, Cox, Charter on Demand, Dish Network, Mediacom, Sudden Link, Rcn, Optimum Bresnan Communications,
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See the Opening Scene from Tricia Lee's Silent Retreat

Next month Canadian fiends will have a chance to check out creature feature Silent Retreat via Black Fawn Distribution. Meanwhile, the rest of us can check out the flick's opening scene right now!

After taking home the prize for Best Canadian Feature at last year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Silent Retreat will be released on Canadian DVD through Black Fawn Distribution on September 2, 2014.

Directed by Tricia Lee, one of the strongest female voices in Canadian horror today, and starring Chelsea Jenish and Sofia Banzhaf, Silent Retreat is ultimately about women finding their voice and refusing to be silent, a theme that resonated with Lee while developing the film. With Silent Retreat, written by Corey Brown, Lee added her own spin to the genre: strong female characters combined with an emotionally resonant theme and classic horror imagery.

The Silent Retreat DVD will include a behind-the-scenes featurette, director and writer commentary,
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New images from set of 'Heir' released

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Fatal Pictures recently celebrated a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign for their final short film Heir. The film promises to be gory, horrific and monstrous and will showcase practical FX.

We've been sent a few stills from the set and thought we'd share them below. Enjoy!

About Heir

Produced by Fatal Pictures in association with Red Sneakers Media, "Heir" is the final entry in their "Box Cutter Trilogy", a trio of linked shorts each representing “different theories on the origin and operation of sociopaths,”.

The first two shorts, Worm and Familiar have received excellent reviews from around the genre.

Credits

Starring, The Emmy award winning Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies, Take This Lollipop & Children Of Sorrow) & Robert Nolan (Worm, Sick, Familiar) Written & Directed by Richard Powell (Consumption, Worm, & Familiar) Produced by Zach Green (Consumption, Worm, & Familiar) Marc Roussel & Ron Basch (Remote, Elusive Man & The Sweetest Hippopotamus) & Richard Powell, Associate Producer Seth Metoyer (Cell Count,
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Indie Spotlight

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After a brief hiatus due to our live coverage of Comic-Con, we’re back with a double-sized edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Come Back to Me and I Spill Your Guts 2, release details on Schism, Silent Retreat, and the Class of Nuke ‘Em High soundtrack, and much more:

Come Back to Me Trailer: “Sarah (Walder) and Josh McLaren (Passmore) are a young married couple living in suburban Las Vegas. Shortly after a car accident, Sarah begins to suffer a series of disturbing memory lapses and frequent blackouts that seem to be increasing in intensity. Unsure of what is happening, and feeling as though she is losing her mind, Sarah comes to learn she is pregnant. To add to her shock, she subsequently discovers that her husband is sterile. As her marriage and world begin to fall apart,
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Fatal Pictures Look to be Heir to the Horror Throne With Their Upcoming Short

Writer/director Richard Powell and Zack Green's Fatal Pictures are combining forces for one more remarkable short film. The men who brought you Familiar and Worm are currently preparing to produce Heir.

Currently in the fundraising phase, Heir has an active campaign on Kickstarter. Powell is returning as writer and director and Familiar star Robert Nolan is attached to the picture. In a bold move, the team has acquired the services of prolific horror star Bill Oberst, Jr. to also appear in Heir.

Be sure to 'like' Richard Powell on Facebook for updates on the progress of Heir. More on this one as we get it.

Synopsis

After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered
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Indie Spotlight

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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s massive feature includes a review for Nobody Can Cool, first details on The Night Crew, Heir, and a Doctor Who documentary called Who’s Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans, a new clip from Muck, trailers for Blood Shed, NightBeasts, and Virginia Obscura, and much more:

[Editor's Note: We want to give a big thanks to our Indie Spotlight manager, Tamika Jones, for her constant work on this weekly feature and putting together our largest Indie Spotlight to date this weekend!]

Indie Spotlight Review: Nobody Can Cool

by Heather Wixson

Nobody Can Cool is the rather impressive directorial debut from up-and-coming filmmaking duo Dpyx, Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman, who crafted a blisteringly taut and thoughtful indie crime thriller with a palpable sense of tension from start to finish. A gritty and engaging tale of deceit, violence and desperation, Nobody Can Cool is anchored by a breakout performance by Nick Principe (best known from his work in the Laid to Rest series, Madison County and
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Back This! – January 2014

Welcome to the fourth edition of a new monthly feature here on Nerdly – Back This! – where we take a look at some of the cool content taking the crowdfunding route on sites such as Indiegogo, Sponsume and Kickstarter. This month we’re spotlighting the Kickstarter campaign for Heir, a new horror short.

If you’d like us to consider your project to feature in a future edition of Back This!, make sure to drop us a line.

Heir

Heir is a new practical FX driven horror short film starring Bill Oberst Jr. and Robert Nolan. The project comes from Fatal Pictures, the Canadian film production company consisting of writer/director Richard Powell and producer Zach Green, who were responsible for the the critically acclaimed, award winning shorts Consumption, Worm and Familiar.

From the campaign page:

With three successful shorts under our belts the obvious next step is feature films, but
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Heir descends onto Kickstarter

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Fatal Pictures has unveiled a Kickstarter campaign for their final short film Heir. The film promises to be gory, horrific and monstrous and will showcase practical FX.

Produced by Fatal Pictures in association with Red Sneakers Media, "Heir" is the final entry in their "Box Cutter Trilogy", a trio of linked shorts each representing “different theories on the origin and operation of sociopaths,” and is looking to raise $17,000.

The first two shorts, Worm and Familiar have received excellent reviews from around the genre. (Check out our review of Familiar). Also be sure to read our exclusive interview with some of the heavy hitters of Heir here.

Be sure to check out the Heir Kickstarter campaign to see how you can get involved and be part of the making of this film. They are offering some great perks!

Credits

Starring, The Emmy award winning Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies,
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