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Production companies join forces for 3-Feature Louisiana Slate

Two's company and three's a crowd--but four can soar! At least that's what the good folks at haRFMFul Productions, Sick Puppy Pictures, MOnsterworks66 and Lion Arch Productions believe as they prep a three-feature slate to shoot in Louisiana later this year or early in 2016!

Rycke Foreman (haRMFul), Phil Condit (Sick Puppy), Maria Olsen (MO66) and Lionel Archuleta (Lion Arch) are developing a slate of three horror-comedies for production in Louisiana and are presently attaching cast and finalizing budgets before approaching La. investors. The three films, Happy Ending, Hacked Off and Grizzled! (#Hehog) are all zany romps through HorCom Land featuring lovely ladies, buckets of blood, hunky heroes and terrifyingly funny Big Bads.

The films may all live in the same genre, but they each have their own special stamp of entertaining insanity:

Happy Ending is no stranger to MoreHorror fans who will remember that, at Madam Wang's House of Happy Ending
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Exclusive: The 3D Film Festival Comes to L.A., Score Free Tickets!

Every year, 3D films get the spotlight at the 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA. This year, the event — featuring films, shorts, seminars, and galas — takes place from Thursday September 20th to Saturday September 22nd. We’ll be attending, so you can look forward to some excellent coverage!

We here at Famous Monsters recently ran a contest giving away four pairs of tickets to Spiders 3D, the headlining film for the opening night gala this Thursday. If you missed out, don’t fret. We’re not done. We also have five pairs of tickets to giveaway to the screening of Piranha 3-dd!! Dimension Films’ Piranha 3-dd screens on Friday as a part of a double feature with Screen Media FilmsNight Of The Living Dead 3D: Reanimation. Enter our “Create-a-Creature” contest for your chance to win!

If horror isn’t your thing (what are you doing on our website?
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Horror Icon Bill Oberst Jr. Launches His New Site with Access to Severed Ears for X-Mas

Horror actor Bill Oberst Jr. has been in such thrilling films as A Haunting in Salem, Nude Nuns with Big Guns and The Devil Within . Now, this prolific actor has opened his own horror themed website which focuses on body horror, or scaring people with your physique: "Bill draws inspiration from the horror greats to use his face and body in disturbing ways on screen" (Oberst). He contorts in many disturbing ways in some of his more recent films such as Vivid. He has also opened up his X-mas buying gift shop which features one of the most bizarre items seen by 28Dla, a severed ear. There are also horror themed t-shirts and fans of horror cinema or of the actor will want to check out the new launch of his new site; the URL is below.

*Oberst also describes his site in ghoulish detail as "the visitor travels through
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A Haunting In Salem Review

by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com

There’s nothing quite like the charm of a haunted house film – the skin-crawling sound design, the intricate ghost story, the cute family that grows increasingly unhinged – the vengeful spirit(s) that stalks them without reason. Sure, these classic staples have been done to death by now and every creaky floorboard or sludge-filled bathtub has been milked dry, but that loveable charm still remains, even in the worst of the bunch.

From the beginning, A Haunting In Salem demonstrates that it retains aforementioned charm with a killer opening, showcasing all the loveable aspects horror buffs have come to expect from the haunted house film. This opening is unsettling; it’s startling and best of all it’s an intriguing hook to reel you in for what’s to come. That’s all very well but the thing that I’m most interested in as both
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A Haunting in Salem and Unearthing the Witches' Graves: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by The Asylum.

Director: Shane Van Dyke.

Writers: H. Perry Horton.

Everyone needs a guilty pleasure and this reviewer enjoys an occasional The Asylum production. Their latest is called A Haunting in Salem and this title released on DVD October 4th and in a 3D Blu-Ray format as well. This horror title stars Bill Oberst Jr. (The Shunning), Gerald Webb and Courtney Abbiati in a mostly thrilling straight-to-video release. The film is loosely based on the Salem witch trials of 1692 and this film fan enjoyed the story, gore effects and musical score from composer Chris Ridenhour.

The film begins with three murders in under five minutes and clearly this is a film unafraid of restricted territory. The final scene in a series of shots involves a sheriff flying off of a two story roof to his death. Then, another sheriff
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Blu Monday: Tarantino Paradiso & The Animation Factory

Your Weekly Source for the Newest Releases to Blu-Ray Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: 2-Disc Deluxe Edition (1974)

Synopsis: For some unexplained reason, letters to Santa Claus are being returned to the children of Junctionville. It seems some resident has angered St. Nick by calling him “a fraudulent myth!” Skeptical Albert Mouse has to be brought to his senses “and let up a little on the wonder why.” How Albert is persuaded to change his tune paves the way for Santa’s jolly return to town – and the joyous finale of the animated fable inspired by Clement Moore’s poem and produced by the merrymaking conjures of Rankin/bass studios. The voice talents of Joel grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver and George Gobel make this festive fable even more fun. (highdefdigest.com)

Special Features:


The 12 Dogs Of Christmas (2005)

Synopsis: A girl who uses dogs to
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2 Headed Shark Attack, 11/11/11, and More Asylum Lunacy

The Asylum has actually been on a roll lately with the wonderfully ludicrous 2012: Ice Age and the surprisingly decent Born Bad. Will the streak continue with a 3D ghost flick, more monster sharks, and a mockbuster with the exact same title as its theatrical counterpart?

We begin with A Haunting in Salem 3D, the latest 3D haunted house movie from The Asylum following 2009’s Haunting of Winchester House, a film I found to be as boring as its 3D was useless. Hopefully they improved things in both categories.

When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home.

Paranormal Entity and Titanic II helmer Shane Van Dyke directs Bill Oberst, Jr., Courtney Abbiati, Jenna Stone, and Nicholas Harsin from a script by H. Perry Horton.

Look for A Haunting in Salem
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First Trailer for 'A Haunting In Salem' Released

by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

The first trailer for the upcoming horror film A Haunting in Salem has hit the web and we have it for you to check out below the article. This one looks quite promising!

The film from The Asylum and they are really churning this one out. It was filmed in 3D, and was in and out of post production within 10 weeks. That's pretty impressive, considering how professional it already looks from the trailer. Pay attention movie and production companies, this is how it's done.

A Haunting In Salem is a feature horror movie that was filmed in May, 2011 and has a release date scheduled for late August on DVD. The movie stars Bill Oberst, Jr., Courtney Abbiati, Jenna Stone, and Nicholas Harsin.

About The Trailer

When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect
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A Haunting in Salem Delivers Vomit Spewing Demons in this First Clip!

The Asylum has debuted the first trailer for A Haunting in Salem, starring Bill Oberst Jr., Carey Van Dyke and Gerald Webb. All of these actors are familiar with this creative and cutting edge production company and in the clip below supernatural madness takes place. From the script of H. Perry Horton, characters projectile vomit, or they fall from flights of stairs or, unbelievably, they awaken beside demons. All of this mayhem has to be seen to be believed. Look into a haunted house and into this trailer for A Haunting in Salem. Then, prepare for the DVD release October 4th!

A short synopsis for A Haunting in Salem:

"When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home" (The Asylum).

Release Date: October 4th, 2011 (DVD).

Directed by: Shane Van Dyke.
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Meet Shannon Benna: World's First Female Stereographer

Congrats! Also, what the hell is "stereography," you ask?

Stereography, an alleged "art," is a very complex method of creating stereoscopic imagery - or 3-D - for films. The official, technical description, is:


Stereography uses a combination of capturing unique Left and Right eye images (Stereo Pairs), then displaying those images in a proportional and aligned composition, discretely to Only their correlating eye. Distance between cameras (Stereo Base), time frame between images captured (Sync/Phase), angle, skew, declination (Stereo Alignment), point of focus (Convergence) and Image Separation when viewing (InterOcular) all must be precisely designed to create successful Stereoscopic imagery. If any of these or any other minute details fail in capture or display, the human brain immediately, albeit subconsciously, recognizes that there is a problem, Being highly efficient, the brain tries to resolve the problem by filling in the missing data, just like it does for people every day,
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Bill Oberst Jr. To Play Demon Opposite Robert Loggia in 'The Last Supper'

Fresh off back-to-back lead roles in The Asylum's ghost flick A Haunting In Salem and Drew Daywalt's 18th-century horror film Naked, actor Bill Oberst Jr. has been cast as a demon in the upcoming feature film The Last Supper opposite Oscar-nominated veteran actor Robert Loggia

The film relates the Biblical story of the Last Supper as told through the eyes of the Apostles. Gabriel Sabloff directs from a script by Tommy Blaze. The film shoots this month in Los Angeles. The Last Supper is produced by David A.R. White for Pure Flix Entertainment, whose founders include singer and actor Randy TravisRobert Loggia plays the Apostle Peter, who narrates the film. Oberst was tapped by casting director Billy DaMota, Csa to embody the role of the ageless demon who appears to Peter in one-on-one scenes with Loggia.

Loggia, who famously danced with Tom Hanks in Big and was nominated
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Exclusive Set Photos and Update from 'A Haunting in Salem'

by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

The folks over at The Asylum Studios are working on a new film called A Haunting In Salem, and we've got some exclusive set pictures for you to gander at below.

A Haunting In Salem is a feature film that is currently being shot in Los Angeles through the month of May. Another interesting note about this flick is that it's being shot in 3D. Release date is scheduled for late August on DVD.

Lead actor Nicholas Harsin plays the roll of Kyle, and told More Horror that "The script is very gritty (written by H. Perry Horton) and directed by horror vet Shane Van Dyke. The story is creepy as hell and is being shot old school, very few special effects, in a 200 year old mansion in Pasadena, CA.

I play the son of a sheriff (Bill Oberst Jr.) who has just moved to
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A Real True Story in this Poster for A Haunting in Salem in 3D?

Generally, nothing says fiction like a "based on true events" tag, in horror. However, with the Salem Witch trials and other mishappenings in this little Massachusetts town, there could be some truth behind this tagline. Now, the first poster for A Haunting in Salem in 3D will bring curses into your home, with The Asylum's latest film scourging media players August 23rd. Click on the graphic to scar yourself in greater detail, left.

The short synopsis for A Haunting in Salem is here:

"When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home" (Horror News Net).

Release Date: August 23rd, 2011 (DVD).

Director: Shane Van Dyke.

Writer: H. Perry Horton.

Producers: David Michael Latt, David Rimawi, and Paul Bales.

Cinematography by: Alex Yellen

Cast: Bill Oberst, Jr., Courtney Abbiati, Jenna Stone,
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