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Round-Up: The Fifth Element Pop! Vinyls, The Curse Of Downers Grove Release Details, Grinder NY Screening

  • DailyDead
Directed by Luc Besson, sci-fi film The Fifth Element now has seven vinyl figures to collect courtesy of Funko's Pop! Movies series. Also in this round-up: release details for The Curse of Downers Grove and a rough-cuts screening of Grinder in New York.

The Fifth Element Figures: Standing at 3 3/4-inches tall, The Fifth Element figures will be released sometime in September.

"The Fifth Element is crash-landing into the world of Pop!

Leeloo comes in two costumes, including her civilian clothes and thermal bandages ensemble!

Korben, Special Forces solider turned cab-driver, comes as her backup!

The glamorous radio host, Ruby Rhod, is accompanied by the revered operatic performer, Diva Plavalaguna!

The evil Zorg and his Mangalore henchman are also included in the series!

Collect the whole set before the Mondoshawans do!"

Images courtesy of Funko:

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The Curse of Downers Grove: Press Release: "Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly announces the release
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Indie Spotlight

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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for The Devil’s Hand and Motivational Growth, screening details from Cub, the short film lineup from Screamfest, first details on The Nightmare, and more:

The Devil’s Hand Trailer and Release Date Announced: “When six girls are born on the sixth day of the sixth month to different mothers in the small, devout village of New Bethlehem an ancient prophecy is set in motion — on their 18th birthday one of the girls will become the Devil’s Hand. As the day approaches and one by one the young women begin to disappear, terror overtakes the quiet community and those remaining girls band together to uncover who or what is behind these treacherous acts.

The Devil’s Hand will be available OnDemand and open in theaters
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Gravedigger Set for Release in November by Shami Media Group

A project we've been talking about for a while now, Doug Bollinger's Gravedigger, has been acquired by Shami Media Group, Inc., for worldwide distribution in November; and we have all the details right here!

From the Press Release:

Gravedigger is set to ax the horror genre worldwide! Shami Media Group, Inc., a distribution, marketing, and media leader in worldwide film distribution, recently acquired the film and has set a DVD/VOD release date of November 18, 2014.

Gravedigger was shot in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, a few months after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The movie features a unique cast including TV personalities, professional sports players, reality stars, and rock legends. The original soundtrack is by guitar rock lord Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal of Guns N’ Roses. Gravedigger, nominated for multiple awards, has won two for Best Thriller Film and Best Actor, Keith Collins.

The film is directed by Doug Bollinger,
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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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The Meat Puppet Lands Distro via TomCat Films; New Artwork

It's been a few years since we've heard anything about The Meat Puppet, for which one of the most eclectic casts we'd ever seen was assembled, but now the film has landed worldwide distribution and gotten itself some new artwork.

From the Press Release:

Valenti Vision Films and Silver Phoenix Entertainment, in association with Keith Collins Media Inc., are thrilled to announce the award-winning The Meat Puppet has been picked up for worldwide distribution by TomCat Films.

The Meat Puppet is looking to take a bite out of its competition around the globe now that TomCat Films is on board as its distributor. TomCat Films is primarily known for its genre and mockbuster titles (Aliens vs. Avatars, Thunderstorm: The Return of Thor, Agent Beetle) and is headed by sales and distribution veteran Ted Chalmers.

The Meat Puppet has won five awards so far, including Best Horror Film, Best Actor (Keith Collins
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Indie Spotlight

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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes first details on Chainsaw Sally: The Animated Series, release information for Toxin, Patrick: Evil Awakens, and Rabid Love, a trailer for One Please, and much more:

Chainsaw Sally Animated Series: “Horror’s anti-heroine, Chainsaw Sally, to be the center of a brand new animated television series. The series will be a spinoff of The Chainsaw Sally Show starring April Monique Burril and created by JimmyO Burril. The Burrils are directly involved with the show.

Chainsaw Sally is lovable and brutal; the epitome of what a vigilante should be in the horror realm. Bloody Bombshell Entertainment and Fatality Films are elated to make this dream a reality in the coming months. Horror fans watch out – we’re determined to change the way you think about horror programming.
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First Trailer and Artwork Unearthed for Gravedigger

It's been nearly a year since we last told you about the indie flick Gravedigger so we're more than overdue for an update! Get set to dig on the newest bit of artwork and the very first trailer, and look for more on this one soon.

From the Press Release:

Bury your guilt! A vigilante serial killer is stalking, killing, and burying those he has judged guilty; and anyone in this corrupt beach town could be next!

Filmed in New Jersey, the disturbing, twisted shock-fest Gravedigger is a sinister collaboration among the minds of award-winning actor Keith Collins (Stuck in the Middle, The Meat Puppet), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), Brandon Ruckdashel (Co-ed Confidential), and the eerie ink of NY Emmy Award-winning writer Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone (Stuck in the Middle). It also includes original music from guitar rock genius Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses). This intense horror/thriller
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Indie News Bits: Gravedigger, From Above, Escaping the Dead, Jersey Devil, and More!

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The past few days hase seen my inbox fill up with all sorts of Indie Beat stories and that's a great thing! So today, I've rounded them all up into one convenient spot for you to enjoy. So come inside to check out some movie trailers, posters, release dates, and more from the world of independent film!

Here at Cinelinx we like to talk about all aspects of filmmaking and movie news. To that end, we have Indie Beat where we highlight some of the latest news, trailers, and PR releases from the indie filmmaker scene. So if you're an independent filmmaker and want some coverage on our site, be sure to drop us a line at jordan@cinelinx.com .

* The first official trailer for the Danish zombie apocalypse movie, Escaping the Dead, has been released.

The film has its starting point in a typical day for the lead character,
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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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Oddest Cast Ever Assembled for New Indie Film Gravedigger

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Covering the horror scene as long as we have, we've seen some pretty eclectic cast lists, but with its assortment of reality TV stars, ex-baseball players, lady wrestlers, and a musician (oh yeah, there are a few regular actors in there, too), Gravedigger could be the oddest one yet!

From the Press Release:

Have you ever felt you needed to just bury your guilt? Literally...

Currently filming is 2013’s most gruesome tale of fear and fright, Gravedigger. A sinister collaboration among the minds of award-winning actor Keith Collins (Stuck in the Middle, The Meat Puppet), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), and Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”) and from the eerie ink of NY Emmy-award winning writer Joseph Pepitone and his brother, Billy Pepitone (Stuck in the Middle), Gravedigger is a horrifying shockfest that will keep you on the edge of your seat and the brink of insanity throughout a terrifying journey of paranoia.
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Prepare To Be Judged By “Gravedigger”

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Horror / Thriller “Gravedigger”

Have you ever felt you needed to just bury your guilt? Literally… Currently filming, is 2013’s most gruesome tale of fear & fright “Gravedigger.” A sinister collaboration between the minds of Award Winning Actor Keith Collins, DougBollinger (“Waltzing Anna”), Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”) and from the eerie ink of NY Emmy Award Winning Writer Joseph Pepitone & Billy Pepitone (“Stuck in the Middle”), comes a horrifying shock fest … Continue reading →
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Promo Picture and Details for 'Gravedigger' Releases

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By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

The upcoming horror/thriller Gravedigger is currently filming and a promo poster and along with movie details have been released. Take a look at the info below and keep your eyes peeled for more information as they become available.

From The Press Release:

Have you ever felt you needed to just bury your guilt? Literally…

Currently filming, is 2013’s most gruesome tale of fear & fright "Gravedigger." A sinister collaboration between the minds of Award Winning Actor Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger (“Waltzing Anna”), Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”) and from the eerie ink of NY Emmy Award Winning Writer Joseph Pepitone & Billy Pepitone (“Stuck in the Middle”), comes a horrifying shock fest that will keep you on the edge of your seat and the brink of insanity throughout a terrifying journey of paranoia.

A vigilante serial killer is stalking, killing and burying those he has judged
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'The Meat Puppet' Currently Shooting in New Jersey

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By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

You just can't overlook a horror film titled The Meat Puppet. The horror/thriller said to sport lots of body parts and blood is currently filming in New Jersey.

The Meat Puppet is Directed by Joe Valenti (“Echelon 8”) and Produced by Keith Collins. Produced & Executive Produced by Blaze Kelly Coyle and Joe Valenti. Written by Joseph & Billy Pepitone.

With a well-rounded cast including many special appearances and Starring: Gregg Valentino (TLC’s “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”), Billy Sample (“Former NY Yankee”), Brandon Ruckdashel (“Co-ed Confidential”), Geri Reischl (“Gunsmoke”,“The Brady Bunch Variety Hour” aka Fake Jan), Jason Prager (“Beauty and the Geek”), Billy Garcia (“Survivor”), Gary Garver (“formerly from the Howard Stern Show”), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (“Guns N Roses”), Erick Chopin (Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”), Keith Collins (“Stuck in the Middle”, “BIdentity Crisis”), Jamie Reed-Kovac (Fury – “American Gladiators”), April Hunter
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Incredibly Unique Cast Assembled For The Meat Puppet

Currently filming in New Jersey, The Meat Puppet has assembled one of the more unique casts we've seen in some time. From wrestlers to reality stars to a GnR guitarist and a former New York Yankee, this line-up is certainly one to be appreciated. Dig it.

Looking like American Psycho meets Hannibal, The Meat Puppet tells a story of excess, vanity and cannibalism. Quite the combination. Now dig this line-up featured in the film: The Meat Puppet is directed by Joe Valenti (Echelon 8) and features Gregg Valentino (TLC’s "The Man Whose Arms Exploded"), former New York Yankee Billy Sample, Brandon Ruckdashel (Co-ed Confidential), Geri Reischl ("Gunsmoke","The Brady Bunch Variety Hour" as Fake Jan), Jason Prager ("Beauty and the Geek"), Billy Garcia ("Survivor"), Gary Garver (formerly of The Howard Stern Show), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), Erick Chopin (Winner of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser"), Keith Collins (Stuck in the Middle,
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