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Horror Highlights: The Crooked Man, Night Of The Living Dead: Genesis, Stalkher, Blanc/Biehn Productions, XLrator Media & Blue Fox Entertainment

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Excited for the Halloween season yet? Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween kicks off this Friday and will feature The Crooked Man, starring Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight, Spawn). Also in today's Horror Highlights: trailers for both Night of the Living Dead: Genesis and StalkHer, festival screening details for films from Blanc/Biehn Productions, and details on a distribution agreement between XLrator Media and Blue Fox Entertainment.

The Crooked Man Airing on Syfy's 31 Days of Horror: "The Crooked Man, starring Michael Jai White (Spawn), Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Dina Meyer (Starship Troopers) kicks off Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween [on Saturday, October 1st at 9:00 p.m. Et.]

Synopsis: While at a slumber party, twelve year old ‘Olivia’ is blamed for the horrific and mysterious death of her friend after singing a song, created by a reclusive mastermind, ‘Milo’ (Michael Jai White), which summons a demonic figure known as "The Crooked Man". Returning to her hometown six years later,
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'Entourage' Actress Autumn Reeser Files for Divorce -- I'm Done Hugging it Out

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"Entourage" actress Autumn Reeser has just filed for divorce.It's a familiar Hollywood story -- citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for divorcing Jesse Warren Strutzel. They got married in May 2009 and separated last month.According to court docs ... Reeser wants joint legal and physical custody of their two young sons -- ages 3 and 11 months, but she's doesn't wanna pay him spousal support.Strutzel had a web series called "The Bannen Way" ... but Reeser has
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Casting News and an Update on The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story

With production set to kick off in a few days, an update has arrived for The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story, the sequel to The Night Visitor, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut, which has been hitting the film fest circuit with a vengeance.

From the Press Release:

Internationally acclaimed psychic and paranormal investigator Chip Coffey ("Psychic Kids," "Paranormal State") has joined the cast of sci-fi thriller The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story, featuring Caitlin Carmichael ("True Blood," "Bag of Bones"), Mark Gantt (The Night Visitor, The Bannen Way), and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (Wrong Cops, Everly, The Victim).

The film is directed by Brianne Davis (pictured; The Night Visitor, "True Blood," Prom Night) and produced by Blanc/Biehn Productions and Lony Ruhmann in association with Give & Take Productions.

The Night Visitor 2: Heather’s Story is a sci-fi thriller that runs parallel to the original The Night Visitor, telling the story
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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 feature includes release details for Inbred, Blood, and 4 Dead Girls, a trailer for The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue, featuring Robert Englund, details on a Jason Voorhees-inspired charity, an interview with Nick Basile, the director of Dark, and much more:

The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue Trailer and Release Details: “Two years ago, the Mugg Brothers, who have never worked a day in their lives, inherited a brownstone apartment building. In that short time, their slacker ways have run the building into the ground. Tenants are moving out, no one drinks at the bar downstairs, and the building’s pets are going missing. If all that isn’t enough to make them sit up and take notice, they soon discover a mysterious creature is hiding in the basement and trying to
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Get an Exclusive Look at the New International Teaser Trailer for The Night Visitor

In preparation for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (running September 5-15), we have an exclusive look at the new teaser trailer for director Jennifer Blanc-Biehn's The Night Visitor. See if you can spot the film's surprise guest star!

From the Press Release:

Blanc/Biehn Productions has signed a foreign distribution deal with Taylor & Dodge on Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut, The Night Visitor. The deal was brokered by Richard M. Blank, Esq.; and Tyler W. Konney at Taylor & Dodge will be repping the film.

“Foreign buyers love Jennifer and everything she touches.” says Konney, “Add to that the excellent production team and cast she has behind her on The Night Visitor, and it’s a recipe for success.”

The producing team on The Night Visitor includes Mark Gantt, Brianne Davis, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Mark Burnham, Kate Rees Davies, Lony Ruhmann, and Michael Biehn for Blanc/Biehn Productions. Ruhmann wrote the story as well,
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More Details and Directors Announced for Blanc/Biehn Productions' Upcoming Projects

Blanc/Biehn Productions recently announced a multi-picture deal with executive producer Lony Ruhmann (read about that here), and we now have more details, including the directors who will be helming all of their upcoming projects.

From the Press Release:

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (Wrong Cops, "Dark Angel," The Victim, Among Friends) will direct her husband, Michael Biehn, along with Evie Louise Tompson (The Call, Hidden in the Woods) in the sci-fi tinged thriller The Girl.

Brianne Davis (Among Friends, Jarhead, Prom Night) will direct The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story. “We are so excited since she understands the vision, having starred as the lead in The Night Visitor,” exclaims Blanc-Biehn. The story is based on Ruhmann's characters in The Night Visitor (now in post-production) with a screenplay by twin brothers Bradley and Kevin Marcus, who also penned the script for The Night Visitor. In The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story, the sci-fi
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Blanc/Biehn Announces Calls from Dead People and The Night Visitor 2 and 3

Actress/producer/director Jennifer Blanc-Biehn has signed a multi-picture deal with executive producer Lony Ruhmann that includes two sequels to her directorial debut, The Night Visitor, and another spooky sounding project titled Calls from Dead People with an eye toward developing all three films in 2014.

The Night Visitor is a found footage style mix of sci-fi and horror, and currently its follow-ups are known as The Night Visitor 2: Heather's Story and The Night Visitor 3.

“Lony was so moved collaborating with us on his story The Night Visitor,” says Blanc-Biehn, “he came up with more stories and is funding this deal into next year. We couldn’t be more pleased. Michael [Biehn] loved what the team was doing with The Night Visitor so much he added this to the Blanc/Biehn roster, which sparked Lony to offer the multi-picture deal and future collaborations.”

The business model of Blanc/Biehn Productions focuses on science fiction,
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Season 2 of The Inn Now Available Online

Fans of the supernatural web series The Inn will be thrilled to know that Season 2 is now streaming online. Steve Silverman's creepy show launched its second season recently, and you can shuffle on over, check in and check it out.

Watch full episodes of The Inn at TheInnTheSeries.com. For more be sure to "like" The Inn on Facebook and follow The Inn on Twitter (@inntheseries).

From the Press Release

Steve Silverman, creator of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning Pretty, continues to surprise audiences with his Hitchcockian influenced series The Inn. Crystal Chappell, two-time Emmy winner and creator of Venice the Series, returns in the lead role of Jane, a woman on the run with more than one secret to hide. Adding to the mystery is the addition of internet sensation Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way), a man who may or may not hold the key to the truth of Jane's past.
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Teaser Trailer for Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s The Night Visitor

The Night Visitor is Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut and we’ve been keeping readers updated on the project with photos, casting news, and a recent Q&A. Filming has wrapped and the first teaser trailer has been released:

The Night Visitor is a unique mix of sci-fi and horror, lensed with the found footage style that has become popular in the genres. “I don’t think there’s another story out there like this one, I’m super excited about bringing something, maybe a little bit different but in a style that people seem to like,” says Blanc-Biehn.

The teaser will be exclusively screened in person this Friday, May 10th, at Port City Pop Con, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn will be on hand for introduction and Q&A after.

The Night Visitor stars Brianne Davis, who will show up on True Blood this new season in an episode with Tara Buck,
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Exclusive Trailer Premiere - The Night Visitor

Just in time for the Cannes Film Market, we now have the first trailer for director Jennifer Blanc-Biehn's The Night Visitor. Gotta say it's looking pretty good for a flick put together in a really short amount of time. Dig it!

The trailer was edited by Vance Crofoot with visual effects by Eric D. Kirk.

From the Press Release

Actress/producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehns' directorial debut, The Night Visitor, drops its first teaser today. The Night Visitor is a unique mix of sci-fi and horror, lensed with the found footage style that has become popular in the genres. “I don't think there’s another story out there like this one, I'm super excited about bringing something maybe a little bit different but in a style that people seem to like,” says Blanc-Biehn.

The teaser will be exclusively screened in person this Friday, May 10th, at Port City Pop Con in Wilmington,
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Crackle’s Originals To Continue To Meld TV And Web Models

Crackle was one of the last platforms to give its pitch to advertisers at Digital Content Newfronts. Eric Berger, who serves as Gm for the Sony Pictures Entertainment property, announced a few new original programs, the renewal of a few more, the arrival of Crackle's first feature-length film, and the upcoming release of the first direct-to-Internet sequel for a wide release film. Crackle's most notable original, Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, featured prominently in the presentation, with Seinfeld recording an introductory video and Berger revealing the show's second season trailer, which will feature Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, and several others. Other returning series include 2010 Streamy Award winner The Bannen Way and Milo Ventimiglia's Chosen. Crackle repurposed Chosen's initial trailer for season two as a reminder that the series will feature plenty of running, shooting, and jumping. Crackle also noted several new series; David Arquette and
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Exclusive Photos from The Night Visitor and Q&A with Mark Gantt, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, and Brianne Davis

The Night Visitor is Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut and we previously brought you some of the first casting news. Filming has wrapped and we have additional details on the project, an exclusive Q&A, and exclusive photos:

“Actress and producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn has wrapped filming ahead of schedule on her directorial debut of the digital feature, The Night Visitor.

With nine actors, a seven person crew, and a shoe-string budget made up almost 50% in trade dollars, Blanc-Biehn along with Streamy Award winning producer Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way), and Lony Ruhmann who Executive Produced alongside Blanc-Biehn, wrapped filming The Night Visitor in just five days, one full day ahead of schedule.

The Night Visitor is a unique mix of sci-fi and horror, lensed with the found footage style that has become popular in the genres. ‘I don’t think there’s another story out there like this one, I
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Exclusive First Stills from The Night Visitor

Next out of the gate are several new stills from the upcoming film from director Jennifer Blanc entitled The Night Visitor, and you can dig on them right here along with some behind-the-scenes shenanigans.

Check out the the official The Night Visitor website here.

Synopsis

When a suburban couple hires a new age spiritualist to help with their troubled marriage, her advice to video their lives 24/7 to help reunite the family turns out to reveal their son is having conversations with an unseen entity, calling itself the Night Visitor. Beware of those that come at night.

The cast is led by Brianne Davis (Prom Night, Among Friends, Jarhead), Vedette Lim (Halo 4, "True Blood"), Gary Cairns (Hero Wanted, “Justified”), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (“Dark Angel”, Wrong Cops, The Victim), Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way, Ocean’s 11), and Tara Buck (“True Blood”, “Justified”, Tomorrow You’re Gone).

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Visit The Night Visitor Online

The new film from director Jennifer Blanc, The Night Visitor, has scored itself an online home, and we have the directions you need to get your indie horror-loving heart over there pronto. Read on for details.

The cast is led by Brianne Davis (Prom Night, Among Friends, Jarhead), Vedette Lim (Halo 4, "True Blood"), Gary Cairns (Hero Wanted, “Justified”), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (“Dark Angel”, Wrong Cops, The Victim), Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way, Ocean’s 11), and Tara Buck (“True Blood”, “Justified”, Tomorrow You’re Gone).

Check out the the official The Night Visitor website here.

Synopsis

When a suburban couple hires a new age spiritualist to help with their troubled marriage, her advice to video their lives 24/7 to help reunite the family turns out to reveal their son is having conversations with an unseen entity, calling itself the Night Visitor. Beware of those that come at night.

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Poster For ‘The Night Visitor’ Stalks In…

Poster For ‘The Night Visitor’ Stalks In…
We’ve now got a poster for Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s (The Victim) directorial debut, The Night Visitor. The Film stars Vedette Lim (pictured above; “True Blood). She joins the previously cast Brianne Davis (Prom Night, Among Friends, Jarhead), Gary Cairns (Hero Wanted, “Justified”), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (“Dark Angel”, Wrong Cops, The Victim), Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way, Ocean’s... Read More
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First Stills From The Night Visitor

Filming right now is the directorial debut of Jennifer Blanc, The Night Visitor, and we've got the first stills (behind-the-scenes and otherwise) lined up here for you to dig upon! We're good like that. Check 'em out.

From the Press Release

Actress and producer Blanc-Biehn teams with Streamy Award-winning producer Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way) and Lony Ruhmann (who is also helping produce the remake of Hidden In The Woods) for her directorial debut on the digital feature, The Night Visitor.

With a mix of both sci-fi and horror, the film will be lensed in the found footage style that has become popular within the genres. Ruhmann helmed the story and will executive produce with Blanc-Biehn; Gantt will produce the screenplay written by the Marcus Bros. (Hidden in the Woods-Remake, The Farm).

The Night Visitor effortlessly blends the sci-fi, horror and supernatural genres together with a beautiful balance of charm,
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Casting News for Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s The Night Visitor

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn is getting behind the camera for The Night Visitor and we have a new casting update:

“Los Angeles, CA – Actress Vedette Lim, best known for playing Naomi in HBO’s “True Blood” and Sarah Palmer in the smash hit video game offering, Halo 4, has signed on to join the cast of Actress/Producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut, The Night Visitor.

Vedette said, “I’m proud and excited to join the stellar cast of The Night Visitor and to help carve out Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s vision for her directorial debut. I’ve been a fan of horror films and all things sci-fi for as long as I can remember so I’m really looking forward to being a part of this production and bringing this story to life.”

Actress and producer Blanc-Biehn teams with Streamy Award-winning producer Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way) and Lony Ruhmann (who is also
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Vedette Lim Joins The Cast Of The Night Visitor

True Blood’s Vedette Lim joins the growing cast of a sci-fi/horror thriller The Night Visitor that will mark actress/producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut. We’re all sure Blanc will put through hell for our benefit on this digital feature. A cast already includes Blanc-Biehn (The Victim), Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way), Gary Cairns (Hero Wanted), Tara Buck (True Blood), and Brianne Davis (Prom Night). Lony Ruhmann, who is also helping produce the remake of Hidden In The Woods, helmed the story and will executive produce with Blanc-Biehn. Filming begins this month in Los Angeles. Lim had this to say: I’m proud and excited to join the...

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Vedette Lim to Face The Night Visitor

And the casting news continues for the new film from Jennifer Blanc, The Night Visitor, as Halo 4's and "True Blood"'s Vedette Lim joins the growing cast of characters we're sure Blanc will put through hell for our benefit!

From the Press Release

Actress Vedette Lim, best known for playing Naomi in HBO’s “True Blood” and Sarah Palmer in the smash hit video game offering Halo 4, has signed on to join the cast of actress/producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s directorial debut, The Night Visitor.

Vedette said, “I’m proud and excited to join the stellar cast of The Night Visitor and to help carve out Jennifer Blanc-Biehn’s vision for her directorial debut. I've been a fan of horror films and all things sci-fi for as long as I can remember so I'm really looking forward to being a part of this production and bringing this story to life.
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Jennifer Blanc to Bring Us The Night Visitor

Jennifer Blanc of Blanc/Biehn Productions has spent a lot of time in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes as a producer, but now it's time for the do-it-all to find herself a seat in the director's chair for The Night Visitor.

From the Press Release

Actress and producer Jennifer Blanc-Biehn teams up with Streamy Award-winning producer Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way) and Lony Ruhmann (who is also helping produce Hidden In The Woods, the remake ) for her directorial debut on the digital feature The Night Visitor. The film, a mix of both sci-fi and horror, will be shot in the found footage style that has become popular within the genres. Ruhmann helmed the story and will executive produce with Blanc-Biehn; Gantt will produce the screenplay written by the Marcus Bros. (Hidden In The Woods, The Farm).

“’The Night Visitor effortlessly blends the sci-fi, horror and
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