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Review: The Void (2016)

Void. “A completely empty space”… according to a quick Google search. Well, not so much, when it comes to art. In fact many an artist, whether it be in words, paint, sound, or pictures, have tried to fill it since mankind slithered out of the primordial soup eons ago. The attraction may be it is the blankest canvas of them all. And possibly the darkest…

The Void is the latest leap into the “empty space”, which lands chin deep in B-movie tentacle stew. Cooked up from the minds of Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Konstanski, both on writing and directing duties, and pretty much everything else. Their backgrounds are in art direction and practical effects, and they deftly handle the practical “Lovecraftian” creatures and blood splatter; lovingly dished up from the pages of a John Carpenter inspired recipe book.

The story begins at the dead of night with police officer Daniel Carter
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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

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

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

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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First Chilling Trailer for Body Horror Short Heir

I was lucky enough to screen Heir a couple months back and I was very taken with it. It was truly shocking in the all the best ways, dealing with taboo subject matter in a way that only horror can do. After three shorts now, I'm definitely curious what director Richard Powell can do with feature material and a budget to match.

You can read my review here.

Synopsis:

A touching tale of father & son from the filmmakers that brought you Worm, Familiar, Remote & 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 [Continued ...]
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Review: Heir

Sexual abuse isn’t anything new to the horror genre as films like I Spit On Your Grave and Last House On The Left revel on women being abused leading to an avenging conclusion. Accusations of misogyny are often brought up as the purpose of utilizing these sequences are questionable if they actually are a quality necessary to the film or does it fulfill some shock taboo that some viewers are searching for. Graphic sexual depictions are even sometimes the mere marketing tool. For example, both the original and remake of I Spit On Your Grave feature images of a woman’s behind with strategically torn clothes, covered just enough in blood to remind the consumer it is a horror movie, holding a knife. The original film itself is well known for spending the majority of its running time forcing the viewer to watch a woman get repeatedly raped and
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Heir uses Body Horror to Tackle a Shocking Topic [Review]

Canada's rich tradition of body horror continues in Heir, a shocking new short from writer/director Richard Powell, whose films Worm and Familiar have been praised for raising horror filmmaking to an art form. Since I've only seen Heir I'll keep the hyperbole to a minimum, but I will say that Powell understands how horror can work to tackle very dark, taboo topics in a way that other forms just can't. And here, Powell supplies some truly repulsive imagery in service of discussing an equal repulsive topic.

Heir begins with a father confirming a "play date" with an unknown, online contact. Shrouded in the shadows as he does this, you know this kind of "play date" is not of the innocent variety. We see him itching at a wound - a malady that can't be soo [Continued ...]
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Round-Up: Forbidden Empire, Damien, Doomsdays, Heir

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

MoreHorror.com

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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New images from set of 'Heir' released

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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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

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

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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Exclusive: Interview with some heavy hitters of 'Fatal Pictures' upcoming horror short 'Heir'

by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

MoreHorror currently had the chance to shoot off a few questions to some of the heavy hitters from the upcoming horror short Heir.

The film is written and directed by Richard Powell, produced by Zach Green, Marc Roussel, Ron Basch and Richard Powell -- and stars Bill Oberst Jr. and Robert Nolan. Check out the Q&A below.

Q&A with Richard Powell

MoreHorror.com: What can you tell us about Fatal Pictures next, and last short film Heir ?

Richard Powell: Heir is going to be a special project for a few key reasons. First, as you mentioned, it will be Fatal Pictures last short film before we attempt to get our feature film debut made. Second, this will be our first attempt at raising funds through a crowd funding platform like Kickstarter. Finally, we are expanding our creative horizons with several new collaborators
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[Short Film Spotlight] Fatal Pictures Presents Familiar

While there’s nothing better than a good horror movie theater viewing, we often forget that short films can be just as rewarding. Think about it – you can typically find them for free online, they usually show some of the best up and coming talents in the genre, and most of the time they can be even more creative and original because the filmmakers are also funding the project themselves. I’ve seen some pretty good horror shorts in my day, and I think it’s time I start sharing them with you all – no sense in being greedy!

For my first of many recommendations, I’m looking at our Canadian friends from Fatal Pictures and their tremendous little body-horror short titled Familiar. Running at about twenty-two minutes, I was able to catch Familiar at the New York City Horror Film Festival back in November, and man was I blown away.
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