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Indie Spotlight

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We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for A Resurrection, details on a virtual trading card series called Closet Monsters, casting news for Dead Afterlife, a Q&A with Vigilante DiariesChristian Sesma, and much more:

A Resurrection Release Details: “Archstone Distribution announces the VOD, Digital Download and DVD release of A Resurrection from Writer/Director Matt Orlando (Barbershop). The film stars Mischa Barton (Fox’s “The Oc”), Devon Sawa (CW’s “Nikita”) Jonathan Michael Trautmann (96 Minutes) and the late Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile). A Resurrection will be available on VOD on July 23, 2013 and on DVD on August 6, 2013. It was released this week for Digital Download on all internet platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video and Vudu. The announcement was made today by Archstone Distribution’s Brady Bowen.

A Resurrection
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'Fatal Pictures’ presents “Familiar” (2012) Upcoming Festivals

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By David Harkness, MoreHorror.com

Fatal Pictures has announced its upcoming slate of film festivals for the horror short Familiar (review) that's been taking the circuits by storm.

The film stars Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza as Cathryn Hostick as the seemingly idyllic yet ultimately doomed DoddbFamily.

Synopsis:

Through a series of tragic events a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own…

Upcoming Screenings:

New York City Horror Film Festival , November 8th (2012)

http://www.nychorrorfest.com

Telluride Horror Show , October 12 th 13 th 14th (2012)

http://www.telluridehorrorshow.com

Celluloid Screams , October 26th 27th 28th (2012)

www.celluloidscreams.co.uk

Bram Stoker International Film Festival , October 25th 26th 27th (2012)

www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com

RazorReel Fantastic Film Festival , October 25th – November 6th (2012)

www.rrfff.be

Slash Film Festival , September 20th – 30th (2012)

http://www.slashfilmfestival.com

Mayhem Horror Film Festival , October 31st – November 4th

http://www.mayhemhorrorfest.
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Fatal Pictures’ Superior Short Flick Familiar to Screen at 2012 Fantasia Film Festival

Although I run the risk of sounding like some sort of stargazing hayseed for saying as much, but, one of these days, I’m going to make the trip to the Fantasia Film Festival. It sounds like something I would thoroughly enjoy, though my current location, coupled with the expenditures associated with travel, prevent me from embarking on this particular adventure right now. However, if, unlike myself, you’re going to attend this year’s festival, be sure to take in a screening of Fatal Pictures’ intriguing horror short “Familiar”. The damned thing is amazing as hell, which means you should check it out if you’re going to be in the area. Here’s the skinny straight from the company’s press release: Fatal Pictures is proud to announce Familiar, a new horror short starring Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza and Cathryn Hostick as the seemingly idyllic yet ultimately doomed Dodd Family.
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A 'Familiar' Short Film to Screen at Fantasia International Film Festival 2012

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By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

The creepy little twisted short film Familiar (review) will screen at this years Fantasia International Film Festival 2012.

Familiar was written and directed by Richard Powell (interview here), produced by Zach Green with cinematography and co-produced by Michael Jari Davidson with special F/X provided by Ryan Louagie, Carlos Henriques and Steven Dawley (The Butcher Shop).

Check out the official trailer for "Familiar" below.

For more details about the film, check out the official Fatal Pictures website and IMDb page.

From the Official Press Release

Fatal Pictures is proud to announce Familiar, a new horror short starring Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza and Cathryn Hostick as the seemingly idyllic yet ultimately doomed Dodd Family, has been included in the Fantasia Film Festival 2012 lineup.

Synopsis

Familiar is the story of a series of tragic events leading a middle-aged man to grow to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his
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Freaky Short Flick Familiar Accepted into Fantasia International Film Festival 2012

We just received word that the unique, creepy and highly anticipated short flick, Familiar (review here), has been accepted into Fantasia International Film Festival. Read on for all the details you need to get familiar with Canada!

Dig the official trailer for Familiar and a clip from the film below. To get more information, visit the official Fatal Pictures website and follow Fatal Pictures on Twitter (@fatalpictures).

And for more on the film fest, visit the official Fantasia International Film Festival 2012 website, being held July 19 through August 7 in Montreal, to see what the organizers have planned for this grand annual event.

From the Press Release

Fatal Pictures is proud to announce Familiar, a new horror short starring Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza and Cathryn Hostick as the seemingly idyllic yet ultimately doomed Dodd Family has been included in the Fantasia Film Festival 2012 lineup.

Familiar was written and directed by Richard Powell,
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Familiar (2012)

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Directed by: Richard Powell

Written by: Richard Powell

Produced by: Michael Jari Davidson, Zach Green, Ryan Louagie, Richard Powell

Cast: Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza, Cathryn Hostick

"After 45 years of existence, my life is about to begin."

Such are the internal thoughts of a very bitter John Dodd. John is a tired man. He's been married for many years, and has helped to raise a daughter well enough that the girl is about to move out on her own. Unbeknownst to his wife or his daughter, John is exceptionally unhappy, and is looking at this milestone as a moment when his social obligations are complete enough that he can flee for the hills and live out the rest of his life on his own.

Much of this is expressed through internal ramblings through John's mind. In an I Stand Alone style stream of consciousness, we hear just how awful the man's
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Familiar Movie Review

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Familiar Movie Review
Title: Familiar Director: Richard Powell (‘Worm’) Starring: Robert Nolan (‘Battleground’), Astrida Auza (‘The Bare Bones’) and Cathryn Hostrick (‘Words of Goodbye’) Horror films involving monsters that invade people’s bodies are often played as comical, and rarely take themselves seriously. The horror short ‘Familiar,’ written and directed by Richard Powell and produced by Zach Green, puts a welcome spin on the idea, showcasing the damaging psychological and physical effects the situation can have on the characters. More horror films should follow in ‘Familiar’s lead, balancing the psychological trauma with the gore and attacks commonly seen in the genre. ‘Familiar,’ which was produced by Powell and Green’s production company Fatal Pictures, follows [ Read More ]
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Indie Spotlight

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We’re back with the latest installment of our Indie Spotlight. Today’s feature includes two book reviews from Derek Botelho, Japanese zombie craziness, a scarecrow shirt design, and more:

Mile High Horror Film Festival: Taking place in Denver this October, the 2012 Mile High Horror Film Festival is now open for film submissions:

“The festival is accepting submissions for four categories, including feature length, short films, animated films running less than 50 minutes, and local Colorado films. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit early.

This year’s film festival will run October 5-7, 2012 at Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, located at 2510 East Colfax in Denver, Co. An IMDb-qualifying festival, the festival’s mission is to showcase the best in independent horror film. The 2011 festival featured more than 30 films from 11 countries. Lifetime Achievement for Excellence in Horror Film was given to guest Michael Berryman (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, “The Hills Have Eyes
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Indie Spotlight

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We’re back with the latest installment of our Indie Spotlight. Each feature includes the latest independent horror news sent our way. If you want to be included in our next spotlight, send us an email.

Patient Zero Teaser Trailer: Studio 3 Entertainment has released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming film “Patient Zero”, from director Brian T. Jaynes (Boggy Creek, Humans Versus Zombies) and Producers Bruce Kahn, Niko Foster, and Kerri Navarro:

“Two young scientists are swept up in a government plot to suppress the truth about a biological disaster at a genetic research facility.” The film stars Brandon Slagle (2012: Ice Age, Area 51 Confidential), Amanda Phillips (Sin City, Friday Night Lights), Natalie Wilemon (Phantom Tragedy), Jackey Hall (Chrome Angels), Frederic Doss (Transformers, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Carl Savering (Boggy Creek, Breaking Bad), and Van Quattro (Fight Club, Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The
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"Familiar" and Being Eaten From the Inside Out: A Short Film Review

*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by producer Zach Green.

Director/writer: Richard Powell.

Cast: Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza and Cathryn Hostick.

"Familiar" is the third film to be developed by Fatal Pictures. "Worm" was their previous outing and a review of this film is available here: (Worm Review). Much like "Worm," "Familiar" stars Robert Nolan as a very negative individual full of unexpressed resentment. His resentment takes form as a parasite wrapped around his body. Some self-surgery places this short film in the realm of psychological horror.

Nolan plays John Dodd a man in his '40s struggling through a mid-life crisis. He is tired of his wife and his daughter. He wants out but he does not have a plan. However, John does have a really negative voice whispering in his ear. It demands that he kill his wife and run away from it all.
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Familiar (2011) Movie Review

From producer Zach Green and writer/director Richard Powell, the duo responsible for the darkly comical genre short “Worm”, comes the wickedly enjoyable short “Familiar”, a film that owes as much to the body horror of David Cronenberg as it does the outrageousness of Frank Henenlotter. It’s my favorite kind of horror flick: The movie takes an inherently silly premise and treats it very seriously. The end result is nothing sort of brilliant, and cements Fatal Pictures as one of the most daring genre outlets currently in operation. I sincerely hope that these guys put together a full-length feature in the future, as they I think they could definitely pull it off with very little effort. What these guys accomplish on a miniscule budget is nothing short of impressive. “Word” star Robert Nolan skillfully embodies the role of bored husband John, a man who is growing increasingly displeased with his typical suburban life.
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Familiar – Short Film Review

Familiar (2011) is the newest short film from Fatal Pictures, produced by Zach Green, written and directed by Richard Powell, and starring Robert Nolan as John Dodd. This trio of morbidly creative filmmakers are churning out some very intriguing work on what I will simply call a truly indie budget, with a truly indie mindset and determination.

John is an average, uncharismatic husband and father in Familiar, a man who is far from enthusiastic about his relationship with his wife Charlotte, played by Astrida Auza. Charlotte is anything but on the same wavelength as John, who considers her a prison sentence, one from which he secretly wishes an escape by whatever means necessary. There.s an underlying source of John.s disdain for Charlotte, but to give that away would in some part ruin the story.

Familiar is an unconventional narrative, as nearly the entire film is told through voice over,
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Weekend Indie Spotlight

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Each weekend we include independent horror news sent our way. If you want to be featured in our next spotlight feature, send us an email.

Familiar Teaser: Written and Directed by Richard Powell, Familiar is “a new Horror short starring Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza and Cathryn Hostick as the seemingly idyllic yet ultimately doomed Dodd Family.”

“Through a series of tragic events a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.”

To view a teaser trailer for Familiar, visit: http://vimeo.com/31039155

For more information, visit: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Familiar-The-third-short-from-Fatal-Pictures/192484194103032

Window On Your Present DVD Release: Window On Your Present will be making its debut on DVD November 22nd: “Window on Your Present takes place in a world where color and love do not exist. The people who live in this dreary world have nothing to live for
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Familiar Poster – A New Short Film from Fatal Pictures

Familiar is the newest horror short film from writer/director Richard Powell and producer Zach Green. Michael Jari Davidson serves as cinematographer and co-producer. Presented by Fatal Pictures, Familiar stars Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza and Cathryn Hostick as the seemingly idyllic yet ultimately doomed Dodd Family. Familiar is currently in post-production and I’m looking forward to seeing the finished film, from the same team that brought us Worm. It’s difficult to predict what we’ll get from Fatal Pictures, but one thing’s for sure… it’s bound to be dark, disturbing and enjoyable.

Plot Synopsis: Through a series of tragic events a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

“Like” Familiar on Facebook.
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"Familiar" Shows Actor Robert Nolan as a Man Tormented: New Poster Art

Here is a preview of director Richard Powell's upcoming horror short "Familiar." This latest film comes from Canadian production company Fatal Pictures, which recently completely another horror short, titled "Worm." Both "Familiar" and "Worm" have been acted in by Robert Nolan. Nolan plays the central protagonist in "Familiar" and this is a tale of a middle aged man who is hearing strange voices!

Have a look at the first official poster art, which shows: green flesh and scarring. There is no word on when this title will release; however, Fangoria has hosted an expose on this film in issue #305. More details on "Familiar" are below.

The short synopsis for "Familiar:"

"Through a series of tragic events a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own" (Fatal).

Director/writer: Richard Powell.

Cinematography: Michael Jari Davidson.

Special Effects: Ryan Louagie, Carlos Henriques,
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