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Scream Queen Jon Mack Stars in New Music Video [Nsfw]

Scream Queen Jon Mack Stars in New Music Video [Nsfw]
Horror fans likely recognize the lovely visage of actress Jon Mack from films like Spiders 3D, Saw VI, Mandrake, Camel Spiders, Mongolian Death Worm, Super Tanker and more... but how many of you know about her edgy future-gothic electronica group Auradrone? If you're not among that number yet, now's your chance, as the band has just released a new long-form music video for the track "Shadow" from their second full-length album Bleeding Edge. We've got the full film below the jump, along with more info about Jon and her exotic musical venture, so be sure to check it out... but bear in mind there's some not quite safe-for-work images in this amazingly grim and beautiful film. Directed by acclaimed video...
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Auradrone Releases a Post-Apocalyptic Music Video for Shadow

Ready to take a break from all the E3 news that's been filling up our pages and relax with some new music? Then check out this post-apocalyptic music video for "Shadow," a song off Bleeding Edge, the sophomore album from horror actress Jon Mack's prog rock band Auradrone.

Mack (Mandrake, Saw VI, Spiders 3D) has teamed up with Robert Lasardo (The Professional, "Nip/Tuck") and Brian Krause (Camel Spiders, Tbk: The Toolbox Murders 2, "Charmed") for this dystopian video about a struggle between alien hybrids and humans. It was written and directed by Dan Zacharias and produced by Zacharias and Mack.

A collective music and multi-media project led by Los Angeles artist Mack, Auradrone combines electronic sounds with live instrumentation, resulting in ultramodern post-rock dance music that is gritty, sensuous, and sophisticated. Bleeding Edge features the collaboration of Mack (vox, electronics, guitar), Strasbourg France’s Fred Traverso (electronics), and Christopher Fudurich (electronics,
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Mandrake and Sitting on the Fence: A Movie Review

Director: Tripp Reed.

Writer: David Ray.

From the creators of the upcoming Ice Quake and Mega Cyclone comes the human-eating Mandrake. This SyFy Original premiered in early April, with a future showing in May and this production follows a research team into the jungles of Central America. Here, actors Nick Gomez, Max Martini, and Wayne Pere play anthropologists in search of an ancient, yet cursed, dagger. Soon, the mandrake, normally a poisonous plant, is released and viewers might be searching for something unique in this SyFy Original; this reviewer had to dig deep (get it) to find its uniqueness. A killing bush, the inclusion of two, possibly three villains, and the talk of Conquistador curses creates some of the thrills in this relatively action packed film adventure.

The real mandrake root is actually very poisonous and according to ancient legend, those who unearth the mandrake are soon to hear its cry and later die.
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DVD and Blu-Ray Releases: April 12th - Inherit the Mask with Scream

It's another lackluster week with barely any noteworthy titles to compete for your hard-earned dollars. However, you can prepare yourselves for Wes Craven's latest installment in the Scream franchise which is opening this week by getting your groove on with the Scream 4 soundtrack.

You'd be swaying with the likes of the franchise's returning stars, Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courteney Cox, as well as new cast members Britt Robertson, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell, Shenae Grimes, and Lucy Hale.

Other titles this week include The Inheritance directed by Robert O'Hara and starring Golden Brooks, Keith David, Db Woodside, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Rochelle Aytes; Mask Maker directed by Griff Furst and starring Nikki Deloache, Terry Kiser, Stephen Colletti, Jonathan Breck, Michael Berrymen, Treat Williams, Mariah Bonner, and A.J. Allegra; Black Heaven directed by Gilles Marchand and starring Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louise Bourgoin, Melvil Poupaud; and
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[DVD Review] Mandrake

“The jungle feeds on the blood of the invaders” is a line from the film Mandrake that pretty much sums up the story and gives you a clear idea of the tone of the movie you’d be sitting through for 90 minutes. If you’re a stoner and came across Mandrake on the tube, you might consider yourself pretty lucky to have the opportunity to view this made-for-tv thriller. But just to make things easy, I’m going to review this for those of you who are considering films to watch while sober and in a relatively normal state of mind. In that case, this movie is probably not for you, because it would be a masochistic act to watch it without being under the influence.

The story follows a group of archeologists, anthropologists and ex-military men who set out into the jungle of South America in search of a five hundred year-old bejeweled dagger.
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Mandrake (SyFy - Lionsgate - After Dark Originals): Movie Review

by Jason Lees, MoreHorror.com

You don’t order a Big Mac and complain that it’s not prime rib, and you don’t sit behind the wheel of a Ford Metro and bitch that it doesn’t handle like a Porsche, so I’m not going to knock “Mandrake” for being a TV movie rip off of Predator and the Ruins. I should’ve known what I was getting into when I saw Skin-amax fave Andrew Stevens listed as a producer. Yes, I should’ve known better.

Mandrake” follows a group of clichéd Americans through the jungles of South America trying to find a mystic knife. And before you can say, “… throw me the idol, I’ll throw you the whip…” a curse has been released and our heroes have to fight their way out.

This is the kind of movie that reminds me to get off my high
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More Syfy Monster Movies Ravaging DVD Shelves in April

Mock Syfy's original movies all you want, they still do solid ratings. They're also free to watch. How about paying to watch Syfy monster movies about fairy tale trolls, giant worms, and ancient fiends? Would you feel an April's fool to purchase a quartet of Syfy monsters heading to DVD?

April 5th brings two such creature features that start with the letter B. Behemoth (review here) just premiered on Syfy last month and is fastracking its way to DVD shelves. "Eureka" co-star Ed Quinn contends with a giant monster erupting from a mountain to potentially bring about the end of the world, or so says "X-Files" Cigarette Smoking Man, William B. Davis.

An earthquake reactivates a long-dormant volcano threatening the small town of Ascension, trembling in its shadow. But the gaping maws in the region reveal evidence of something else a centuries-old subterranean creature at last given the chance to
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Chiller Eyegore Awards 2010 Announces its Honorees

The Chiller Eyegore Award ceremony seems like lots of fun. What better time to celebrate our beloved genre than during the festival of Samhain? And, judging from this list of honorees, it seems like 2010 is going to be the year to catch it!

From the Press Release

Filmmaker/actor Eli Roth, Christopher Lloyd, veteran horror icon Sid Haig and Saw stars Betsy Russell and Gina Holden will be the honorees at the 2010 “Eyegore Awards,” which will serve as the opening night event at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights®, beginning its 17-night run on Friday, Sept. 24.

Corey Feldman returns as host of the 2010 ceremony and presenters will include Rob and Sheri Zombie, filmmaker Tobe Hooper, “True Blood” vampire Mariana Klaveno and Saw’s Costas Mandylor.

Wearing multiple hats—director, screenwriter, actor and producer—Eli Roth has emerged as one of the top artists in the horror genre. As a director and producer,
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Syfy Unearths Three Mandrake Clips of Man-Eating Tree Mayhem

Having just premiered a movie about a killer ice monster stomping around the Arctic Circle, Syfy is now off to greener pastures - the jungle to be precise - with their next offering, Mandrake (originally titled Unearthed). Syfy has just made available three clips showcasing Betsy Russell (Saw III-3D), Max Martini ("The Unit"), and Benito Martinez ("The Shield") in the jungle battling bloodthirsty tree monsters.

"An expedition led by adventurer Darren McCall and funded by the wealthy Harry Vargas braves the impenetrable jungle to retrieve a fabled bejeweled dagger from an ancient burial ground. But pulling the dagger from its rightful resting place awakens the long-dormant plant creature - part plant, part animal, and all bloodthirsty -- and sends it on a feeding frenzy from which there seems scant hope of survival or escape..."

B-movie actor-producer stalwart Andrew Stevens and Tripp Reed (director of those Walking Tall DVD sequels
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Betsy Russell Unearths Killer Plant Monsters

Just yesterday I told you about over a dozen forthcoming Syfy monster movies. So what's one more? This one is called Unearthed and pits bride of Saw Betsy Russell against murderous half-plant/half-animal monsters. Russell should be used to acting with vegetative beings having co-starred with Costas Mandylor. Rimshot!

"An expedition led by adventurer Darren McCall and funded by the wealthy Harry Vargas braves the impenetrable jungle to retrieve a fabled bejeweled dagger from an ancient burial ground. But pulling the dagger from its rightful resting place awakens the long-dormant plant creature - part plant, part animal, and all bloodthirsty -- and sends it on a feeding frenzy from which there seems scant hope of survival or escape..."

Max Martini ("The Unit", Redbelt) and Benito Martinez ("The Shield") star alongside Betsy Russell in this Syfy bound creature feature from the director of those Kevin Sorbo Dtv Walking Tall sequels and prolific b-movie actor-producer Andrew Stevens.
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Jon Mack ('Saw VI', 'Mongolian Death Worms')

-Interview by Nic Brown-

The Saw franchise has been going strong now for six films. Every Halloween since 2004 the killer Jigsaw has returned to play his games with hapless victims. Now actress, model and musician Jon Mack is ready to play as she joins the series in Saw VI. Of course there is more going on in this multitalented performer's world than just solving Jigsaw's puzzles; she's got two new films coming out on the SyFy channel and her band, Auradrone, is shaking things up musically with their album Whitelite Britelite. Now Jon takes some time out of her film and music career to talk about some her new projects, how she feels the internet has changed things in the music business, and why you may find her down at the gun range choosing between her Glock and a shotgun!

Jon, you're in the newest installment in the Saw franchise: Saw VI.
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