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Horror Highlights: The Forlorned, Truth Or Dare, The Raven, Downrange Clip, Axeman 2: Overkill, Irrational Fear

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Directed by Andrew Wiest, The Forlorned, based on the novel by Angela Townsend, will be released on October 3rd courtesy of Midnight Releasing. Continue reading for more details in today's Horror Highlights. We also have a trailer extravaganza with looks at Truth or Dare, Axeman 2: Overkill, and Irrational Fear, London Horror Festival performance details for The Raven, and a clip from Downrange.

Trailer and Poster Revealed for The Forlorned: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA-- Midnight Releasing turns on the light for Andrew Wiest's The Forlorned October 3rd. Based on the book by suspense novelist Angela Townsend, The Forlorned is the story of a man lured by a job to a desolate lighthouse who quickly finds himself in over his head and at the mercy of malevolent forces. The Forlorned will be available October 3rd on Amazon Instant, iTunes, Xbox, Vimeo, Steam, Vudu, Google Play and more.

Andrew Wiest
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Twisted horror film 'Truth Or Dare' coming to SyFy

Seth Metoyer,

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The incredibly twisted film Truth Or Dare in the vein of Saw will premiere on SyFy, October 8th 9pm/8pm.

Directed by Nick Simon (The Girl In The Photographs), Truth Or Dare stars an array of young and upcoming talent including ​Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It), Brytni Sarpy (General Hospital), Mason Dye (Flowers in the Attic), Harvey Guillen (The Magicians), Luke Baines (The Girl In The Photographs, Under The Silverlake)​ and​ Ricardo Hoyos (Degrassi: The Next Generation)​ the film also stars the legendary Scream Queen Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm Street)​.

Check out a couple exclusive stills and the trailer below the synopsis.



Synopsis: "Eight college friends head to a “Haunted Rental” in a remote town for Halloween weekend. There, they play the game rumored to have caused the deaths of seven teenagers decades earlier, Truth or Dare. What starts out as vodka induced fun,
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Exclusive Trailer Debut for Nick Simon’s Truth or Dare

Another film titled Truth or Dare is on its way, and this one hails from The Girl in the Photographs director Nick Simon. It’s airing on Syfy next month, and in addition to more details, we’re pleased to exclusively present… Continue Reading →

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Horror Highlights: I’M Dreaming Of A White Doomsday Trailer, 2Lava 2Lantula, Harrow County #15

The official trailer has been released for Mike Lombardo’s I’m Dreaming of a White Doomsday, giving fans who have been dreaming of the film’s upcoming release an atmospheric tease of what’s to come. Also in this morning’s Horror Highlights: a trailer / release details for Syfy’s Lavalantula sequel 2Lava 2Lantula and a look at Dark Horse’s Harrow County #15.

Watch the Official Trailer for I’m Dreaming of a White Doomsday: “From Reel Splatter Productions, writer/director Mike Lombardo and Horror Grandmaster Award winning author Brian Keene (executive producer), comes a nihilistic tale of survival during the most wonderful time of the year. I’m Dreaming of a White Doomsday is the story of Kelly and her son Riley, weathering the end times in a bomb shelter amidst the ruin that once was the world. With supplies and hope steadily declining, Kelly makes a horrifying
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Film Review: 2 Lava 2 Lantula

Reviewed by Shannon Hilson

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It’s a wonderful thing – the way horror comes in all flavors and varieties these days. Whether you’re into slashers and serial killers, ghosts and monsters, old school classics or found footage, there’s something out there that’s just right for you.

The same goes for those of us that think horror goes perfectly with a little bit of cheesy, spoofy comedy every once in a while. The Comedy/Action/Creature Feature 2 Lava 2 Lantula is exactly this type of film. Directed by Nick Simon (Removal, The Girl in The Photographs) and starring Steve Guttenberg, it’s the sequel to Syfy creature feature Lavalantula.

Simon, known more for his darker themed horror thrillers wanted to do a comedy, and told MoreHorror that "I really have a strong love for Corman and Troma films and I kind of always wanted to do one. We
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Nick Simon Talks The Girl In The Photographs

Nick Simon’s terrifying slasher film The Girl In The Photographs is currently impressing audiences in theaters and on VOD and rightfully so, it’s scary as hell. A very unique approach to the genre, Tgitp bypasses a lot of horror tropes, giving horror fans something different and is a film that will most definitely stay with you long after the credits roll. We had a chat with Nick regarding the film, as well as it being the last film master of horror Wes Craven produced before his passing last year. Read on!

How did this project come to fruition and at what point did Wes become involved?

The script was first conceived in 2010. Oz Perkins and myself were talking about how we would love to see something in the slasher realm that hasn’t been done for a while. We came up with the original ideas based on the
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Director Nick Simon on The Girl in the Photographs, Wes Craven, and More!

I first discovered Nick Simon’s work in 2010 when I watched his creepy, unforgettable feature Removal. It was so original – “Gothic horror meets industrial-strength cleaning products in this spine-tingler about a pill-popping cleaning service employee and a sprawling mansion… Continue Reading →

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‘The Girl in the Photographs’ Review

Stars: Kal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald, Toby Hemingway, Miranda Rae Mayo, Corey Schmitt, Oliver Seitz, Autumn Kendrick, Eva Bourne, Katharine Isabelle | Written by Nick Simon, Osgood Perkins, Robert Morast | Directed by Nick Simon

When Wes Craven passed away back in August of last year, The Girl in the Photographs instantly went from a film that had been flying under the radars of horror fans to one that was both immediately bittersweet as well as hotly-anticipated. Craven, shortly before his passing, executive produced the independent effort, and it will forever be the final film to bear his name. A sobering and depressing thought, regardless of the movie’s quality – which is of course what we’re here to talk about today.

Written by Nick Simon, Osgood Perkins, and Robert Morast, and directed by Simon, The Girl in the Photographs centers on Colleen, a young woman who is being tormented by
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Interview: Kenny Wormald, Luke Baines and Miranda Rae Mayo Talk The Girl in the Photographs (Exclusive)

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Interview: Kenny Wormald, Luke Baines and Miranda Rae Mayo Talk The Girl in the Photographs (Exclusive)
Naturally being able to rely on your intuition to help guide you to make the right choices and form meaningful connections is a powerful personality trait some people possess that can greatly empower their lives. But for those people who lack the ability to trust their instincts, their lives unfortunately won’t leave them feeling fulfilled. The meaningful examination into both types of people is grippingly presented in the new horror film, ‘The Girl in the Photographs,’ which was directed by Nick Simon, who also co-wrote the script with Robert Morast and Osgood Perkins. The crime thriller, which was distributed into select theaters and on VOD this weekend by Vertical Entertainment, [ Read More ]

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Today on VOD: Wes Craven-Produced The Girl in the Photographs; New Clip

Co-written by Osgood Perkins, executive produced by Wes Craven, and featuring cinematography by the legendary Dean Cundey, Nick Simon’s The Girl in the Photographs (review) is needless to say a film that immediately caught our attention. It arrives on VOD… Continue Reading →

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Review: The Girl In The Photographs

Wes Craven mentored slasher satire is tired affair. We caught the premiere of director Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs at Tiff 2015 and there was a definite shadow cast over the screening. The film came presented and executive produced by the late Wes Craven, who had passed away only a few weeks prior…

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The Girl In The Photographs Review

I don’t like speaking ill of the dead, especially icons who’ve defined an entire genre, but name-dropping is a marketing tactic best left for the living. Director Nick Simon’s newest feature film is titled The Girl In The Photographs and I honestly believe I see Wes Craven’s name pop up in connection with this film more than Simon’s. Naturally, with Craven having passed in August of 2015, he’s likely to have had little [if anything] to do with the marketing of this movie, but it would certainly seem like he’s calling the shots from the gave.

Sadly, The Girl In The Photographs is not the shining example of groundbreaking genre filmmaking for which the legendary master posthumously deserves credit. For a man so synonymous with influencing the slasher horror genre, the executive producer credit should have been given more of a backseat while the “For Wes
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April 2016 VOD Releases Include The Invitation, The Forest, Holidays

This April’s VOD offerings are a strong and eclectic bunch, including one of my favorite films out of the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, The Invitation, which arrives on digital platforms April 8th.

For you Norman Reedus fans out there, IFC releases the road thriller Sky, in which he plays a supporting role, on April 15th. The latest horror anthology, Holidays, makes its VOD bow on the same day, courtesy of Vertical Entertainment and Xyz Films, and if you dig Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, then you have The Tell-Tale Heart to look forward to on April 5th.

Other notable VOD titles for April 2016 include The Girl in the Photographs, Pandemic, The Forest, and 13 Cameras.

The Girl in the Photographs (Vertical Entertainment) – April 1st

In Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town check out girl with natural beauty is bored with
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[Review] The Girl in the Photographs

Nick Simon‘s The Girl in the Photographs seems to be a story reverse-engineered from its final image — which, for a low-budget horror film, is an effective one. No spoilers here, and it wouldn’t matter if there were. By that point, it’s too little and far too late to redeem the film after we’ve been subjected to recycled horror tropes, which predictably clunk their way toward an unsettling final moment. Perhaps this should have been a short and not a ponderous, forgettable feature. In a sense, it’s a horror picture for the selfie generation — fitting, as the narrative is utterly vapid and shallow.

Colleen (Claudia Lee), a South Dakota waitress, begins finding posed photographs of murdered women left at the coffee shop where she works, uncertain if they’re real or staged. They indeed are: the photographers are a pair of deranged backwoods boys who lock
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‘The Girl in the Photographs’ Star Luke Baines Really Can’t Talk About Playing David Bowie for David Fincher

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‘The Girl in the Photographs’ Star Luke Baines Really Can’t Talk About Playing David Bowie for David Fincher
Last September, TheWrap’s list of breakout talent at the Toronto International Film Festival included the female cast of Nick Simon’s slasher movie “The Girl in the Photographs,” the final film to boast the involvement of horror icon Wes Craven. Little did we know, however, that it would be the the guy behind the photographs, a young actor named Luke Baines, who would leave the strongest impression as the film’s primary villain — and no, that isn’t a spoiler. “It’s not a secret and it was never meant to be,” Baines hold TheWrap as “The Girl in the Photographs” hits theaters.
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New poster for Wes Craven-produced horror The Girl in the Photographs

With just under a week to go before its release, a new poster has arrived online for The Girl in the Photographs, which is produced by the late Wes Craven; take a look below…

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In Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town check out girl with natural beauty is bored with her dead end job and annoyed by her apathetic boyfriend. This isn’t the life she wanted. In the midst of her turmoil, a pair of deranged serial killers begin leaving her photos of their mutilated victims.

Her chance to escape comes in the form of Peter Hemmings, a hipster celebrity photographer who has traveled back to his hometown of Spearfish, South Dakota, with a pack of models, intent on copying the killers’ intense and unapologetic artistry.
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Round-Up: SXSW: Teenage Cocktail Poster & Teaser, I Am Not A Serial Killer Clip, The Girl In The Photographs Trailer, Hot Release Info

South by Southwest in Austin, Texas has begun and one of the films being screened is Teenage Cocktail. A poster and teaser for the film were revealed and are available after the jump. Also: an I Am Not a Serial Killer clip, a trailer for The Girl in the Photographs, and release details for Victor Warren’s Hot.

SXSW: Teenage Cocktail: “Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. The only issue is, they need the money to get there. Jules suggests the couple try webcam modeling. Although she’s nervous at first, Annie can’t argue when the money starts rolling in. But as the girls soon find out, consequences can blindside you. Sometimes violently.

SXSW 2016 Screenings:

Saturday, March 12th, 2:15 Pm at Alamo Lamar D

Sunday, March 13th, 6:00 Pm at Alamo Slaughter (SXSW Satellite)

Tuesday, March 15th,
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First trailer for the Wes Craven-produced horror The Girl in the Photographs

The first trailer has arrived online for the upcoming horror The Girl in the Photographs, which is produced by the late, great Wes Craven; check it out below after the official synopsis…

In Nick Simon’s The Girl In The Photographs, Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town check out girl with natural beauty is bored with her dead end job and annoyed by her apathetic boyfriend. This isn’t the life she wanted. In the midst of her turmoil, a pair of deranged serial killers begin leaving her photos of their mutilated victims.

Her chance to escape comes in the form of Peter Hemmings, a hipster celebrity photographer who has traveled back to his hometown of Spearfish, South Dakota, with a pack of models, intent on copying the killers’ intense and unapologetic artistry. When he learns Colleen is the killers’ muse, Peter resolves to make her
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Going Behind the Scenes with The Girl in the Photographs: An Interview with Director Nick Simon & Producer Thomas Mahoney

Playing as part of the 2016 Victoria Film Festival at: The Vic Theatre 808 Douglas St. Victoria, BC Friday, Feb 12 — 8:45pm The Girl in the Photographs is making its BC premiere during the 2016 Victoria Film Festival and both Thomas Mahoney (who will be in attendance) and director Nick Simon could not be any happier. Both of these producers made this garden city their home away from home when this movie was filming here. Mahoney is one of the many producers involved this film and both have a passion for crafting many a tale of terror. Mahoney made a very Euro-flavoured tale of terror, Anarchy Parlor (2015) and Simon with Robert “Oz” Perkins (Anthony Perkins son) on several scripts. Some were commissioned, on spec. The most notable movie is Removal (2010). Although they do not work on every movie together, they’ve broadened. Without giving away too much away about this thriller/horror movie product,
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