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We return with the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a new trailer for Repentance and Rockabilly Zombie Weekend, details on the Sundance Next Fest Lineup, Eat Men Like Air, Mindless, and much more:

First Rockabilly Zombie Weekend Trailer: “When Becky and Grant arrive at their rockabilly-themed wedding, despite warnings of a West Nile Virus outbreak, things go horribly wrong as the mosquito-spread virus spawns zombies, who begin feeding on the wedding guests as well as the other locals. The two newlyweds have to escape along with their family and friends if they ever want to live to see their honeymoon!

Rockabilly Zombie Weekend is a new feature length horror thriller with a rocking twist on the modern zombie film. It’s currently being released on DVD on July 1st, 2014 through Green Apple Entertainment. The film (as well as other merchandise) can
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First Look at It's Hell Getting Old from Hellevator Man Anthology; First Word on New Feature Mindless

Two forces to be reckoned with have teamed up to bring us our first look at "It's Hell Getting Old," a horror short from director Patrick Rea that will be part of Blanc/Biehn Productions' new elevator-set anthology Hellevator Man.

Kansas City-based Rea's short stars Kip Niven (Jayhawkers, New Year’s Evil), Joicie Appell (Nailbiter), Victor Raider-Wexler (Minority Report), and Nancy Marcy. It was executive produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Michael Biehn, and Lony Ruhmann.

The script, written by Rea, deals with four elderly people trapped in an elevator on their way to their 50th Class Reunion, and one of them may have forgotten to take some important medication. The film was shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the director of photography was Hanuman Brown-Eagle.

In addition to a few behind-the-scenes photos from "It's Hell Getting Old," we also have the kick-off announcement for Bbp's Mindless, a mind-bending thriller that marks
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Danielle Harris Directed Among Friends Gets DVD/VOD Release Date!

Scream Queen Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, Hatchet II and III) has already made a huge name for herself in front of cameras, but now she’s doing the same behind the camera with her directorial debut, Among Friends. A horror/comedy featuring Aj Bowen (A Horrible Way To Die, You’Re Next), Jennifer Blanc (The Victim, TV’s Dark Angel) Alyssa Lobit (The Things We Carry) and quite a few others, the film hits DVD and VOD August 27th from Lionsgate.

Good times take a dark turn when longtime friends get together for an ’80s-themed murder mystery party that is soon hijacked by someone from their past. The dinner guests will have to face their lies and secret betrayals as they discover the terrifying lengths to which their host will go to expose the truth.

Among Friends parties onto DVD/VOD August 27th via Lionsgate.
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Danielle Harris’ Among Friends Acquired for Us Distribution

  • DailyDead
It has been announced that Danielle Harris’ directorial debut, Among Friends, has been acquired by Grindstone Entertainment and will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment:

“Grindstone Entertainment has picked up Us rights to Three Little Birds Productions’ Among Friends, the directorial debut of veteran scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween, The Last Boy Scout), and it will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The deal was brokered by Aspect/Chiller CEO Hugh Edwards and Grindstone’s Head of Acquisitions Stan Wertlieb.

“As a longtime fan of Danielle Harris, I eagerly anticipated her directorial debut; and she has really made a disturbing horror statement. One to remember and take note of,” says Wertlieb.

Edwards added, “It’s fitting that after years of being in front of the camera, in a solid string of horror movies, opposite the likes of genre greats such as Michael Biehn, Brad Dourif and Malcolm McDowell, Danielle Harris
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Danielle Harris’s ‘Among Friends’ Gets Us Distribution Deal

By Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror

Veteran Scream Queen Danielle Harris’s first directing gig, Among Friends has secured a Us distribution deal with Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

From the Press Release:

Grindstone Entertainment has picked up Us rights to Three Little Birds Productions’ Among Friends, the directorial debut of veteran Scream Queen Danielle Harris (Halloween, The Last Boy Scout) and will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The deal was brokered by Aspect / Chiller CEO Hugh Edwards and Grindstone’s Head of Acquisitions Stan Wertlieb.

“As a longtime fan of Danielle Harris, I eagerly anticipated her directorial debut; and she has really made a disturbing horror statement. One to remember and take note of,” says Wertlieb. Edwards added, “It’s fitting that after years of being in front of the camera, in a solid string of horror movies, opposite the likes of genre greats such as Michael Biehn, Brad Dourif and Malcolm McDowell,
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Lionsgate Finds Itself Among Friends in the U.S.

Finally the Danielle Harris-directed slasher flick Among Friends (review here) has found itself some domestic distribution, and you can read on for all of the odds and ends. Dig it!

From the Press Release

Grindstone Entertainment has picked up Us rights to Three Little Birds Productions’ Among Friends, the directorial debut of veteran scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween, The Last Boy Scout), and it will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The deal was brokered by Aspect/Chiller CEO Hugh Edwards and Grindstone’s Head of Acquisitions Stan Wertlieb.

“As a longtime fan of Danielle Harris, I eagerly anticipated her directorial debut; and she has really made a disturbing horror statement. One to remember and take note of,” says Wertlieb.

Edwards added, “It’s fitting that after years of being in front of the camera, in a solid string of horror movies, opposite the likes of genre greats such as Michael Biehn,
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Danielle Harris' Directorial Debut, Among Friends, Coming to Sitges and Lund Festivals

Things are starting to pick up for genre favorite Danielle Harris' directorial debut, Among Friends. We've just received word that the film will screen at both the Sitges Film Festival and Lund International Fantastic Film Festival.

From the Press Release

Scream Queen Danielle Harris' long awaited debut feature Among Friends will run in the upcoming Sitges Film Festival and Lund International Fantastic Film Festival. Sitges runs October 4-14 in Catalonia, Spain, while Lifff runs September 20-29 in the Swedish city of Lund, Scania.

Penned by Alyssa Lobit (The Things We Carry), Among Friends is a horror (and comedy, depending on how twisted you are) about a dinner party gone wrong. Set against an 80s backdrop, good times take a dark turn when one in the group hijacks the evening in the name of integrity. Through an attempt to help the others come clean about secret betrayals against one another,
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Wanna help Danielle Harris’ Among Friends?

You don’t have to look to hard to find a quality horror film starring Danielle Harris. Stakeland. Hatchet II. Halloween 4: the Return of Michael Myers. But in order to make her directorial debut she needs you.

Among Friends is a hybrid horror-comedy that has a Kickstarter campaign up and running with only days left. Harris explains: “I wanna make the kind of movie that you wanna see but I need some love!!! If you could please donate whatever you can to our Kickstarter page for Among Friends not only will you be helping to create a great flick, but in return I will be sending you some “killer” stuff!! Autographed cast pics, set visits, and even VIP tickets to the premiere! You never know, I may even put you in the movie!”

Here’s more about the project:

Scream Queen Danielle Harris steps behind the camera to direct her first full-length feature film,
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Brea Grant Reteams With 'Halloween Star Danielle Harris for 'Among Friends'

Brea Grant Reteams With 'Halloween Star Danielle Harris for 'Among Friends'
Bloody Disgusting BC learned at the San Diego Comic-Con that Brea Grant ( Halloween II, "Heroes") and Zak Bagans ("Ghost Adventures") have both landed roles in Danielle Harris' directorial, Among Friends, which was announced last week. Grant starred with Harris in Rob Zombie's Halloween sequel. The screenplay was penned by Alyssa Lobit, who also wrote and played the lead character in the award winning film The Things We Carry. There's no official synopsis yet but with a tagline like "This dinner party's gonna be killer," I'm praying that it's a cross between Clue and Murder Party - the more it's like the former, the better. Chris Backus, Jennifer Blanc Biehn, Aj Bowen, Brianne Davis, Dana Daurey, Danielle Harris, Kamala Jones, Alyssa Lobit, Chris Meyer and Tanya Newbould previouslysigned on to star in the picture.
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Danielle Harris To Make Feature Directorial Debut With Among Friends

Danielle Harris To Make Feature Directorial Debut With Among Friends
Horror genre fan favorite Danielle Harris is set to make her feature directorial debut with the upcoming film ‘Among Friends,’ ShockTillYouDrop is reporting. The screenplay was written by Harris’ friend Alyssa Lobit, who previously penned ‘The Things We Carry.’ There’s no official word yet on what ‘Among Friends’ will be about, but several taglines that have been released. They include “This dinner party’s gonna be killer” and “A game of Clue gone wrong. Like, totally.” Harris, who is remembered for starring in several ‘Halloween’ sequels and the 2007 remake and its sequel, will also appear in ‘Among Friends.’ Lobit, who also starred in ‘The Things We Carry,’ has been cast...
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Danielle Harris to Direct Among Friends

Scream Queen Danielle Harris steps behind the camera to direct her first full-length feature film, Among Friends. The screenplay was written by and stars Alyssa Lobit. Lobit also wrote and played the lead character in the award winning film The Things We Carry. Chris Backus, Jennifer Blanc Biehn, Aj Bowen, Brianne Davis, Dana Daurey, Danielle Harris, Kamala Jones, Alyssa Lobit, Chris Meyer and Tanya Newbould have all signed on to star in the picture. Long time friends Danielle Harris and Jennifer Blanc Biehn recently worked together in Michael.s Biehn.s The Victim, a Grindhouse inspired movie due out later this year. The project is financed by production companies Three Little Birds and Hollywood Treasures Inc. Jay Lobit and Bill Allison are executive producers for Among Friends....
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Memphis Beat Review: Laid to Rest

  • TVfanatic
Dwight revealed what emotions he was harboring about his father's murder and the reason behind it in "The Things We Carry."

The arson of a popular and historical theatre had the Mpd regaling each other of their childhood memories of the place. Dwight's no doubt included an Elvis movie he'd seen with his father, a memory that coincided with the news that the man who killed his dad was up for compassionate release.

The revelation lead to a mother-son road trip to Angola in Louisiana, placing the spotlight on not only the case, but another historical hotspot down south. It was an interesting backdrop for what was quite the emotional ride.

What I really appreciated about this episode was Dwight's struggle with his father's memory, especially when it was discovered that his mother might have been aware of the money all along. Does the fact he didn't spend it devoid it of all unsavory ties,
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'The Social Network' Star Joining Batman

'The Social Network' Star Joining Batman
This 'The Social Network' star has landed a role in another blockbuster film -- and this time, audiences will actually get to see his face.

Josh Pence, who played opposite Armie Hammer as a Winklevoss twin (Hammer's head was digitally placed on Pence's body, cutting out his speaking parts), has been cast in the upcoming Batman epic, "The Dark Knight Rises." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pence will play young Ra's Al Ghul, the villain played by Liam Neeson in Nolan's first caped crusader film, "Batman Begins."

Pence will star in flashback scenes reaching back 30 years, THR reports. He joins an already star studded cast; Joseph Gordon-Levitt will similarly play a villain, while Anne Hathaway will take on Selena Kyle/Catwoman. Additionally, according to THR, Marion Cotillard, who has long been rumored to be joining the film, will play Thalia Al Ghul, Ra's daughter. Christian Bale will reprise
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Exclusive Interview: Actress Alyssa Lobit (The Victim) Vs. Brian S

Continuing my "Road to The Victim", on this stop we have actress Alyssa Lobit who plays Lisa in the grindhouse thriller. Check out my latest "Versus" with Alyssa Lobit where we talk about her experience filming The Victim, her favorite kind of movies and her other projects she has in the  works.

 

Brian  S- First off how did you get involved with The Victim?

Alyssa Lobit- Jennifer's a good friend of mine and I met Michael through her. So I was excited to hear they were spear-heading a project. I'd recently done the same on the indie drama The Things We Carry, which I wrote, starred in and produced--which Jennifer appears in as well. My involvement in The Victim started out with me sharing my experiences in making my film, connecting them with various resources, crew, etc., and cheering them on. So I was thrilled when they offered me a part in their film.
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Michael Biehn Takes on Directorial Role with The Victim

Interesting news coming out of the camp of the indie feature The Victim. It seems as if actor Michael Biehn has flexed his directing muscle as well on this latest thriller.

From the Press Release:

Michael Biehn is best known for his captivating roles on-screen, but you can now add a new title to his long list of credits. The lead actor of The Victim is now also helming the role of director in the much anticipated psychological thriller.

“Throughout my career Iʼve worked with some of the greatest directors of all time, like James Cameron, William Friedkin,” Michael says. “Iʼve gotten the chance to really watch the best at work...but Iʼve come to learn Iʼm a maniac on set. Iʼm so passionate I get really intense, and I think thatʼs how I get the best performance out of my cast.”

This is Michaelʼs first leap into the directing
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“The Social Network” cast at the Hollywood Awards Gala

HollywoodNews.com: The Cast of David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” which include Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara, were recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

About Jesse Eisenberg

Trained in theater and film, Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg) made his feature film debut in the 2002 independent film “Rodger Dodger,” in which he starred opposite Campbell Scott and for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award.

For his performance in “The Squid and the Whale” opposite Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels, Eisenberg received nominations for an Independent Spirit Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2009, he starred in “Adventureland” for director Greg Mottola and in “Zombieland” for director Ruben Fleischer. For these films, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award. Eisenberg has
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The cast of “The Social Network” to be honored at Hollywood Awards Gala

HollywoodNews.com: The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that the Cast of David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara, will be recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

Previously announced honorees for this year’s Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the “Humanitarian Award”; Sylvester Stallone for the “Career Achievement Award”; Annette Bening for the “Actress Award”; Robert Duvall for the “Actor Award”; Helena Bonham Carter for the “Supporting Actress Award”; Sam Rockwell for the “Supporting Actor Award”; Zach Galifianakis for the “Comedy Actor Award”; Andrew Garfield for the “Breakthrough Actor Award”; Mia Wasikowska for the “Breakthrough Actress Award”; Jennifer Lawrence for the “New Hollywood Award”; Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary for the
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ID Film Fest opens this weekend

ID Film Fest, a program of the Japanese American National Museum, is set to kickoff on Friday October 8, 2010 through October 10, 2010 in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles.This unique cinema festival - a weekend of Asian / Asian American film presentations and workshops, will open with the Los Angeles premiere of the critically acclaimed film Kit Hui's Fog, starring Terrence Yin and Eugenia Wan. Hirokazu Koreeda's much talked about film Air Doll is slated as the fest's Centerpiece film and the award winning narrative The Things We Carry will close out the three-day movie feast...
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Lobit sisters talk about 'The Things We Carry'

In the Lobit sister's film,"The Things We Carry," the duo explore the lives of two sisters who come to peace with themselves, their mother, and with each other about their different approaches to life.Set in the San Fernando Valley, the film will screen on closing night at the ID Film Festival in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo at The Japanese National Museum on Oct. 10. For more about the film click here.Alyssa and Athena Lobit recently answered a few questions about the film? What was the inspiration for "The Things We Carry?" How did the project begin?Alyssa:...
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ID Film Fest offers Apa filmmakers venue to present their work

The ID Film Fest, a program of the Japanese American National Museum, is set to kickoff on Friday October 8, 2010 through October 10, 2010 in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles.This unique cinema festival - a weekend of Asian / Asian American film presentations and workshops, will open with the Los Angeles premiere of the critically acclaimed film Kit Hui’s Fog, starring Terrence Yin and Eugenia Wan. Hirokazu Koreeda’s much talked about film Air Doll is slated as the fest’s Centerpiece film and Ian McGruder’s The Things We Carry will close out the three-day movie...
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