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Halloween Eve Film Devil’S Night In Development at Blumhouse

Halloween is filled with with sugarcoated frights, but throughout history, the night before the big “31” on the calendar has featured more tricks than treats. Blumhouse Productions is looking to bring the chaos of Halloween Eve to the big screen with a new film they are developing that is appropriately titled Devil’s Night.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Devil’s Night is in development at Blumhouse, with Blum and Bobbi Sue Luther producing the new holiday horror film written by Sean Tretta (12 Monkeys TV series, Hunters). Ryan Turek will supervise the movie on its journey through development.

A director has not officially been named at this time, but it’s worth noting that Tretta has previously helmed five feature-length horror films (including Death of a Ghost Hunter and The Prometheus Project). Tretta also directed the short film M is for Matchmaker, which was created as an official entry for ABCs of Death 2
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A Murder will Take Place June 17th, 2014 on DVD with Wrath of the Crows

Mti Home Video will release Ivan Zuccon's (Colour from the Dark) Wrath of Crows. The release date is scheduled this summer. And, the film was developed from Gerardo Di Filippo's script. The story involves a hellish prison and several prisoners. These prisoners are each held for a reason, though. Tiffany Shepis (The Prometheus Project), Debbie Rochon (Santa Claws), Tara Cardinal, Domiziano Arcangeli and Suzi Lorraine star in this horror feature. Early reviews have been a mixed bag. Mike Thomas of Matchflick liked the film's acting: "Wrath of the Crows, albeit a very confusing title, is an intense morality play with very strong performances from the entire cast." Many of those in the cast are no strangers to horror. Meanwhile, Thomas T. Sueyres of Original Vid was unsurprised by the twists within the film: "Zuccon may pull the rug out from under the viewer once too often and one
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The Weekend Plan: 'Insidious 2' And A 'Friday The 13th' Extravaganza

The Weekend Plan: 'Insidious 2' And A 'Friday The 13th' Extravaganza
By Amelia Mularz

Because it's Friday the 13th and you've already seen a black cat, smashed a mirror, and yelled "Candyman" five times into the mirror at work, we've got what you're looking for:

On the Big Screen: "Insidious: Chapter 2"

While we've gotta give Billy Bob Thornton props for his latest directorial effort with "Jayne Mansfield's Car," today is not the day to deal with family turmoil plotlines. Unless, that is, said turmoil is due to murderous supernatural spirits who have been haunting you since childhood. The "Insidious" sequel is jam packed with creepy toddler walkers, terrifying rocking horses, and freaky baby monitors. You will never feel the same in a Babies "R" Us again.

On the Boob Tube: "The Frankenstein Syndrome"

If you're more the pee-your-pants-at-home kind of person, catch thriller/horror flick "The Frankenstein Syndrome" on Saturday night at 10:30 on Showtime. Stem cell researchers bring a
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Exclusive: Producer Kevin Tenney Talks Night of the Demons: After-Party

It may be Monday, but demons still want to party, and as producer Kevin Tenney told us this morning, they're preparing to do so in a splatter-filled sequel to the 2009 remake of his 1988 cult classic Night of the Demons. Read on for more!

"It’s been too long since something unspeakable has happened with a tube of lipstick," said Tenney (pictured), "and I think it’s time to change that with Night of the Demons: After-Party, which will be the funniest, bloodiest, nastiest Night of the Demons yet."

Joining producer Tenney for the sequel will be director Anthony Hickox (Waxwork, Hellraiser 3), who will direct from a script by Sean Tretta (Death of a Ghost Hunter, The Prometheus Project), and actress/horror veteran Tiffany Shepis, who will star. Gabe Bartalos (Leprechaun, Basket Case 2 & 3) will handle make-up and special effects, and Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th, House), will score the film.
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Nicholas Brendon, Amber Chaney Join the Cast of The Morningside Monster

Blue Dusk Productions has announced that Nicholas Brendon ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Criminal Minds") and Amber Chaney ( The Hunger Games , "The Walking Dead") have joined the cast of the upcoming feature thriller, The Morningside Monster . Production will commence in late November around Atlanta, Ga and Lawrenceville, Ga. "We are extremely excited to add the immense talents of Nicholas and Amber to our already extraordinary cast," said writer/producer Jayson Palmer. Brendon and Chaney join previously announced stars, Robert Pralgo ("The Vampire Diaries," "Revolution"), Tiffany Shepis ("The Violent Kind," "The Frankenstein Syndrome") and Catherine Taber ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars,"...
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Take a Weekend Celebrity Getaway to Cozumel with a Hollywood VIP Carnival Cruise

Take a Weekend Celebrity Getaway to Cozumel Amp up your vacation with a Hollywood VIP Carnival cruise

What do films like .Burlesque,. .Se7en,. .X2,. .The Rock. and .Transformers. all have in common? Stars from their films will be partying their way across the Gulf of Mexico with you next April! What movie fan wouldn.t like this vacation under their Christmas tree this year?

Dark Star Fantasy Cruises is proud to bring the Hollywood VIP experience to your vacation with their celebrity cruise Tides of Torture. Movie fans from around the world will board a Carnival Cruise ship on April 12, 2012 in Tampa, Florida and set sail for Mexico. This four-day event features a complete celebrity convention while offering all the luxuries and amenities that a Carnival Cruise provides along with a day trip to sunny Cozumel.

Stars from recent box office hits like .Insidius,. .Machete. and .Tron: Legacy,. iconic favorites from the .Halloween,
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Black & Blue Films’ M.D. brings indie horror to the UK with ‘Jonathan Sothcott Presents’

Black and Blue FIlms Managing Director Jonathan Sothcott is a busy man, besides producing eight films over the past two years he’s now capitalising on the success of his own independent productions – films such as the forthcoming Elfie Hopkins and Strippers vs. Werewolves – and has teamed up with distributor 4Digital Media to bring independent international genre films to the UK home entertainment market through his all-new “Jonathan Sothcott Presents” imprint.

Kicking off in Spring 2012, the imprint will see the release of films we here at Blogomatic3000 deem our bread and butter – low budget, full of ideas, sometimes cheesy horror. And the first two films announced sound right up my street!

First up is Two Headed Shark Attack (awesome title Fyi) starring Carmen Electra and the daughter of the Hulster himself, Brooke Hogan. Sothcott notes

I love shark movies, Jaws is my favourite film, and I see every one that comes out.
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Brit Producer To Bring Home American Horrors

British film producer and MD of Black and Blue Films, Jonathan Sothcott, will be importing a number of Us films to the UK via his new ‘Jonathan Sothcott Presents’ imprint. Teaming with distributor 4Digital Media, Sothcott will be bringing to DVD films that may have otherwise overlooked in the British market.

Sothcott is best known as producer of Stalker, Devil’S Playground and Strippers Vs Werewolves.

Here’s the press release:

Prolific UK horror producer Jonathan Sothcott (Strippers Vs Werewolves, Elfie Hopkins) is bringing some very different genre films to the British home entertainment market in 2012 through his ‘Jonathan Sothcott Presents’ imprint with leading indie distributor 4Digital Media.

First up, and in keeping with the spirit of Sothcott’s own instant camp classic Strippers Vs Werewolves is Two Headed Shark Attack starring uber-babes Carmen Electra and Brooke Hogan. Sothcott notes “I love shark movies, Jaws is my favourite film, and
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Two-Headed Shark Attack and The Presence Storm the UK

The UK's Jonathan Sothcott is one of those filmmakers who we swear does not sleep. Every time we turn around the man is working on something else, and now instead of just making movies, he's busy importing them across the pond!

From the Press Release

Prolific UK horror producer Jonathan Sothcott (Strippers Vs Werewolves, Elfie Hopkins) is bringing some very different genre films to the British home entertainment market in 2012 through his ‘Jonathan Sothcott Presents’ imprint with leading indie distributor 4Digital Media.

First up, and in keeping with the spirit of Sothcott’s own instant camp classic Strippers Vs Werewolves is Two-headed Shark Attack starring uber-babes Carmen Electra and Brooke Hogan. Sothcott notes, “I love shark movies, Jaws is my favourite film, and I see every one that comes out. This one is destined to become a DVD favourite with its deliriously satisfying visual buffet of stunning babes, outrageous gore and a truly brilliant monster.
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Ginger-Stein: Rise of the Undead, the First Mini-Series in the Ginger-Stein Franchise, Begins October 11th

It was a little over a year ago that we first heard about Dennis Willman's new comic series Ginger-Stein: Rise of the Undead, and now that the first issue is about to launch on Tuesday, October 11th, we have a lot more details and an image gallery to share.

From the Press Release:

On October 11th artistic mastermind Dennis Willman reveals his newest creation, Ginger-Stein, to the world. Ginger-Stein is the title of a multimedia horror/sci-fi project that is written, created, and illustrated by Willman and is unlike anything the horror audience has ever seen.

Ginger-Stein: Rise of the Undead is the first in a set of six comic book mini-series featuring horror’s hottest new heroine. The story and artwork are deeply rooted in 1980’s horror and sci-fi nostalgia. The violence is over-the-top, and like any good 80’s horror story, there’s sex, drugs, and a breaking of
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Fright Night Film Fest 2011: Join Guest Of Honor John Carpenter And Many More!

Join guest of honor John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York) all weekend at Fright Night Film Fest/Fandom Fest. Carpenter’s latest movie “The Ward” is making its way to horror fans all around the world this year. The Walking Dead will be representing all weekend with the zombies from the hit show appearing. Melissa Cowan, Addy Miller, Keisha Tillis and Brittany Murphy will all be appearing.

Any Star Wars fans out there? Of course there is! Both boba Fett’s will be at Fandome Fest, meet Jeremy Bulloch (The Empire Strikes Back) and Daniel Logan (Attack of the Clones, Star Wars:Clone Wars)

Other awesome guests for the weekend include Henry Winkler (Happy Days, The WaterBoy, Scream), Edward Furlong (The Crow Wicked Prayer, Terminator 2, Pet Semetary 2) Michael Biehn (Aliens, Tombstone, Terminator) and Jennifer Blanc (Dark Angel, The Crow) will be screening their new movie and Biehn’s directorial debut,
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The Frankenstein Syndrome (Review - New to video this week)

2010 - 90 mins. - Rated R

D: Sean Tretta

C: Patti Tindall, Scott Anthony Leet, Tiffany Shepis, Louis Mandylor, Ed Lauter, Noah Todd, Joe Ricci, Sebastian Kunnappilly, Zena Otsuka, Jonathan Northover, David C. Hayes, Richard Anderson, Kevin Tye, Michael Tassoni  

Group of scientists discover a method of reanimating the dead through stem cell research that results in a gunshot victim being brought back to life, but things go awry as he takes on violent tendencies.

Muddled, though intriguing film introduces Tiffany Shepis as the narrator and lead character of the film. However, her character isn't as instrumental to the story as some of the other characters and she ends up fading into the background for most of the second half. Still, she turns in one of the best performances of her career, to date. The story charts into standard stalk and slash in the last act. And the overall story doesn't feel complete.
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Review: The Frankenstein Syndrome DVD

Studio: Mti | Director: Sean Tretta | Cast: Tiffany Shepis, Louis Mandylor, Ed Lauter, Scott Anthony Leet

Release Date: 7/12/11 | Price: DVD $24.95

Bonuses: commentary, alternate openings with commentary, alternate and deleted scenes with commentary

Specs: Nr | 90 min. | Science fiction horror | 1.77:1 widescreen | Dolby Digital 5.1 | English and Spanish subtitles

Ratings (out of 5): Movie | Audio | Video | Overall

You can’t blame Tiffany Shepis (Trade In) for trying to make create some more interesting work for herself as she does here, where she’s credited as one of four producers and cast as a genetic scientist. (Not that she’s hurting for work—the IMDb shows she’s signed on for 22 more films after this one in 2010.) But our favorite B-Actress could do better than a film that 1) requires her to wear a mask for many scenes, and 2) has a little bit more coherency, tension, drama, suspense . . . you know, stuff that keeps a viewer interested.
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New Release: The Frankenstein Syndrome DVD

Mti will release the horror movie The Frankenstein Syndrome, a contemporary re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, on DVD on July 5 for a list price of $24.95.

Something monstrous this way comes in The Frankenstein Syndrome.

Written, directed and produced by Sean Tretta (The Great American Snuff Film), The Frankenstein Syndrome focuses on a beautiful stem-cell researcher Elizabeth Barnes (Tiffany Shepis, Bonnie and Clyde Vs. Dracula), who joins a secret research group in attempting to develop a stem-cell-based universal healing serum. Despite opposition, she quickly develops a serum that can bring the dead back to life – but with horrific results that involve lots of mayhem, lots of murders and a good deal of blood, as well.

A 2010 production, the film also stars Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Scott Anthony Leet (Abandoned) and Ed Lauter (Magic).

The Frankenstein Syndrome made some noise last year, picking up awards at various horror film fests,
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The Frankenstein Syndrome and the Tale of the Modern Prometheus: A Movie Review

*a screener of this film was provided by Mti Home Video.

Director: Sean Tretta.

Writers: Mary Shelley and Sean Tretta.

The tale of Prometheus is one of epic Greek proportions. Consisting of three dramas, one about the Titan's heroic refusal to submit to Zeus' rule, the other of Zeus' realization to develop maturity and the last, perhaps lost to time, probably about his reconciliation with the rebel god Prometheus. The poet Hesiod was the first to develop this myth and portions of it can be found in Mary Shelley's seminal ghost story, Frankenstein.

In her tale, she reveals how Dr. Frankenstein is playing with fire. He is playing god by giving life to where it ceased to exist, and that ultimately destroys him. The monster he creates is a dodgy figure but by that story’s end, it reveals itself to a god-fearing sailor and demonstrates remorse when the rugged doctor finally dies.
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Knock Back A Six Pack Of Energy Drinks You’ll Need It For The Frankenstein Syndrome (2011)

A group of researchers conducting illegal stem cell research discover a cell anomaly that has the potential to regenerate dead tissue. Unable to conduct legal human trials, the researchers turn to corpses to test their serum in The Frankenstein Syndrome starring Tiffany Shepis (Elizabeth Barnes), Ed Lauter (Dr. Walton), and Louis Mandylor (Marcus).

Inspired by Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein this addition to the medical experiment gone wrong sub genre falls short of being anything beyond mediocre. The story suffers greatly from lack of overall interesting content and is dragged out to the point where I found dying for the end credits to make their appearance. On top of the very yawn inducing script you are given short doses of sub par special effects, where most of the gore takes place out of shot quickly becoming a big let down for those hoping the film would be saved to some degree
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DVD Review: The Frankenstein Syndrome

The Frankenstein Syndrome is a film based on the Mary Shelley story we all know. In this case though, we get a modern day horror tale that is also very original in its own right.

Writer and director Sean Tretta has put together a unique vision. This is still very much a Frankenstein story, it just has new characters to play with like Dr. Elizabeth Barnes ( Tiffany Shepis) who we see in the very beginning running from something and then the movie fast forwards to her wearing a mask and wheel chair bound being interrogated by investigators. This is where her story begins.

What happens is Barnes get recruited by Dr. Walton (Ed Lauter) who has this team of doctors trying to find a cure for cancer in some sort of underground lab where we see their test subjects are humans. David (Scott Anthony Leet) is one of the unlucky
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Cyrus: Mind Of A Serial Killer DVD release date changes and new artwork!

I've been following Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer since November of last year and I've seen it screen at several really cool film festivals, most recently at HorrorHound Weekend in Indianapolis. The new DVD release date has been changed to June 28th and we also have the new artwork for you to gaze at.

Synopsis:

Cyrus stars Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1 & 2, Hatchet 2) as Maria, host of a lurid tabloid show called “Last Steps.” With her cameraman Tom in tow, Maria investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. The story leads them to the isolated town of Arkham Heights, where they find themselves interviewing Emmett (Lance Henriksen, Near Dark, The Terminator, Aliens), who possesses an all-too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line Cannibal" – Cyrus (Brian Krause, Charmed, Sleepwalkers). As Emmett interweaves the macabre life tale of Cyrus with the story
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Mti Home Video Acquires "The Frankenstein Syndrome"

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Mti Home Video recently announced that they have acquired Sean Tretta's new film, "The Frankenstein Syndrome" starring scream queen Tiffany Shepis and slated it for release in July. Press ReleaseMTI Home Video, the premier studio for independent filmmakers, has just acquired The Frankenstein Syndrome from American World Pictures for a July 5th DVD release. The film was written, directed and
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Mary Shelley Classic Rejigged With Tiffany Shepis Hitting DVD This July

If you like me are a fan of horror hottie Tiffany Shepis then you'll be happy to know that Mti Home Video have scored the rights to distribute the Nwr and Ominous Production co-project 'The Frankenstein Syndrome'. And it's set to hit Us DVD this 5 July. It's a modern retelling of the classic Mary Shelley novel and comes courtesy of writer/director Sean Tretta ('Death of a Ghost Hunter'). The gorgeous Tiffany (below) stars alongside veteran actor Ed Lauter along with Louis Mandylor, Kristina Wayborn, Scott Anthony Leet, Patti Tindall, Maya Stojan, Shane Dean, David C. Hayes, Michael Tassoni and Richard Anderson. Check out the trailer below, artwork coming soon....
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