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Horror Highlights: Exclusive Trailer Reveal for Ugly Sweater Party, It Watches Q&A, Ravenwolf Towers

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Director Aaron Mento combines horrid holiday threads with the scare-centric setting of summer camp in Ugly Sweater Party (co-starring Sleepaway Camp’s Felissa Rose), and we're exclusively debuting the teaser trailer for the new horror comedy right here on Daily Dead.

In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a Q&A with It Watches director Dave Parker and release details and a trailer for Charles Band's Ravenwolf Towers.

Press Release: "In 2017, you're invited to the bloodiest Christmas party ever!

Ocular Migraine Productions presents Ugly Sweater Party, a new holiday horror comedy from writer/director Aaron Mento (Standards of Living, Crypt TVs Choose Their Kill)! The film was produced by Mento, Charles Chudabala (Death House) and Hunter Johnson (2 Jennifer). Enjoy our first Nsfw teaser trailer- just in time for the holidays!

On Christmas Eve, at a bible camp deep in the woods, an ugly sweater party is in full swing.
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Movie Review – It Watches (2016)

It Watches, 2016.

Directed by Dave Parker.

Starring Ivan Djurovic, Rick Irwin, Sanny van Heteren and James Duval.

Synopsis:

Following a serious accident, Andre (Djurovic) takes on a house-sitting job from a friend deep in the hills of sunny Los Angeles, but soon finds the rather creepy little house in question comes complete with something far more sinister than he had first expected.

However harsh it might seem to pick on the flurry of micro-budget horrors constantly doing the rounds, rest assured, It Watches fully deserves it. Some directors have a knack for taking nothing-budgets to pretty extreme heights and crafting some seriously affecting scares with them, but sadly this is no where even near the case with this aggressively stupid, tactless cash-grab. There might be a few laughs or jumps here and there for the Netflix crowd, but on the whole this is a fairly low-point for an already wrung-out genre.
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‘It Watches’ Review

Stars: Ivan Djurovic, Rick Irwin, Sanny van Heteren, James Duval | Written by Dave Parker, Ivan Djurovic | Directed by Dave Parker

I just finished watching It Watches, an independent horror/thriller movie which is coming VOD shortly, and I have got to say it has been a while since a movie completely pulled the rug out from under me like this film did! Honestly, I’ve seen enough movies to think I am always one step ahead of the film I’m watching, and for the most part I am, but I have to say this one outsmarted me. Which makes me very Very happy.

To director Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) I tip my cap. First of all because I am getting tired of the found footage format. It feels like every horror movie these days has got to have that found footage/CCTV feel to it. However this
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Horror Highlights: Eerie, Indiana Shirts, Trailers for It Watches and If There’S A Hell Below

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Fright Rags travels to a place that is deceptively "so wholesome, so squeaky clean you could only find it on TV" with their new collection of shirts based on the cult ’90s series Eerie, Indiana. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a look at trailers and release details for Dave Parker's It Watches and Nathan Williams' If There's a Hell Below.

Eerie, Indiana Shirts from Fright Rags: Press Release: "Despite only airing for a single season, Eerie, Indiana made an impact on a generation who grew up in the '90s. Alongside shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps, it served as a gateway into the horror genre for many kids. Journey back to the center of weirdness with Fright-Rags' Eerie, Indiana collection.

Artist Matt Ryan Tobin created three designs: "Eerie, Indiana" features the familiar town sign that greeted viewers at the top of
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Dave Parker’s It Watches Heading to VOD in December

We’ve been singing the praises of director Dave Parker for years now, and some news has come that has us absolutely delighted! His latest foray into fear, It Watches, arrives on Digital next month and then on DVD early next… Continue Reading →

The post Dave Parker’s It Watches Heading to VOD in December appeared first on Dread Central.
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Interview with Tales Of Halloween’s Dave Parker

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To celebrate the October 16th release of the horror anthology Tales of Halloween, Daily Dead spoke to the filmmakers behind the movie to discuss the project, their individual contributions and more.

Writer/director Dave Parker has been part of the horror scene for many years, coming up through Charles Band’s Full Moon Features (where he directed his first feature, The Dead Hate the Living!) before going on to direct the excellent The Hills Run Red and ColdWater. His short “Sweet Tooth” kicks off Tales of Halloween in terrific fashion with real Halloween atmosphere, gore, and wickedly dark humor. Parker talks about the origins of his cautionary tale, the casting of some beloved genre stars and the pressures of going first.

So you know you’re going to be making this anthology with your filmmaking friends and you know you have free reign to do whatever you want. Where do
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I Love My Zombies… A Mini-Memoir on the Making of Fetish Factory

Have you ever heard a parent say, “I’m not especially fond of children, but I love my own!”? That’s kind of how I feel about zombies. So when I got the offer from Blanc/Biehn Productions to make my feature directorial debut, guess what…

Yep: zombies!

If you’ve followed my career as a horror critic, you know that while I try to be as fair and balanced as possible, I’m always at a slight disadvantage when reviewing zombie flicks because they’re my least favorite.

So why, when actress-producer-uberwoman Jennifer Blanc-Beihn and highly imaginative executive producer Lony Ruhmann approached me earlier this year about writing and directing a saucy suspenser based on one of Lony’s loglines – “pinup girls vs. zombies” – did I say yes?

Anyone who knows me well enough to know I don’t love zombies should also know that my passion for style,
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This Week in The Vault: Rebekah McKendry and Dave Parker Chat About 'Dead & Buried'

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This Week in The Vault: Rebekah McKendry and Dave Parker Chat About 'Dead & Buried'
In The Vault this week, we welcome director Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red, ColdWater) and journalist Rebekah McKendry from Fangoria. These are two of the biggest horror nerds I know (and I know a lot of horror nerds) so they give some great insight on this week's film, Dead & Buried.

Dead & Buried is a kind of low-key zombie flick. I had never even heard of it until we started working on The Vault. The small New England coastal town of Potter's Bluff is a popular vacation spot, but visitors frequently end up, well, murdered. But thanks to some voodoo witchcraft, the dead rise again, as residents who don't eat brains and, frankly, act as if nothing happened - except, of course, when it is time to kill the newbies.

Directed by Gary Sherman (Poltergeist III, Raw Meat), the screenplay comes from Dan O'Bannon, best known for writing the original Alien.
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'Truth or Dare' takes home 4 awards at Shockfest Film Festival

by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Jessica Cameron's directorial debut Truth of Dare keeps tearing up the horror festival circuit.

Last weekend the film brought home 4 awards at Shockfest Film Festival, including Best Director. Check out all the details below, as well as a Pov acceptance speech from Cameron herself.

From the Official Release:

Jessica Cameron’s directorial debut, Truth or Dare won 4 awards at Shockfest Film Festival on Saturday, January 11th. The vicious torture flick had 9 nominations and Cameron herself won Best Director and Best Actress. Co-star Devanny Pinn won Best Supporting Actress, a.k.a “Sexiest Shockfest Sweetheart” and Ryan Kiser’s chilling portrayal of “Derik B. Smith” earned him a Best Actor award.

The Truth or Dare screening attracted many a-listers in the indie horror scene including Big-Ass Spider director Mike Mendez, ColdWater director/writer Dave Parker, Isle of Dogs director Tammi Sutton, and Charles de Lauzirika
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Truth or Dare Wins Big at Shockfest

Jessica Cameron's Truth or Dare premiered in Hollywood on January 10th at the Shockfest Film Festival, and while it was there, it took home a bevy of awards. Read on for images from the event and details.

From the Press Release

Jessica Cameron’s directorial debut, Truth or Dare, won four awards at Shockfest Film Festival on Saturday, January 11th. The vicious torture flick had nine nominations, and Cameron herself won Best Director and Best Actress. Co-star Devanny Pinn won Best Supporting Actress, aka “Sexiest Shockfest Sweetheart,” and Ryan Kiser’s chilling portrayal of “Derik B. Smith” earned him a Best Actor award.

The Truth or Dare screening attracted many a-listers in the indie horror scene including Big Ass Spider! director Mike Mendez, ColdWater director/writer Dave Parker, Isle of Dogs director Tammi Sutton, and Charles de Lauzirika, who produced Blade Runner Final Cut and directed Crave.

Cameron, who
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Six More of Our Favorite Underrated Horror Film Directors

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Six More of Our Favorite Underrated Horror Film Directors
The big names in horror are often recognized by both the genre community and mainstream entertainment culture, showered with accolades by horror fans and film critics alike. Directors like John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Wes Craven have secured their place in film history, but many more talented directors go largely unsung for their hard work and noteworthy contributions to the genre. To remedy that, we recently kicked off a recurring segment that gives much-needed credit to those groundbreaking horror filmmakers who aren’t always given the praise they deserve. [You can check out part one here and part two here.] Since the first two installments proved popular, we're back with another round, and this time we present not five, but six more of our favorite underrated genre film directors. Mike Mendez Director of The Gravedancers and Big Ass Spider, Mendez and frequent collaborator Dave Parker (Coldwater, The Hills Run Red) helped to inspire the popular Showtime series Masters of Horror, but
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Attn La: Free Screening Of 'Coldwater' Thur. 1/9!

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We here at FEARnet are pretty big fans of director Dave Parker, in particular his feature film 'The Hills Run Red,' which was listed on my "recommended slashers" article from last year. Also, fellow FEARnet contributor Tyler Doupe named Parker one of our favorite underrated filmmakers and so, a lot of genre fans have been curious to check out his latest movie, the mysterious, experimental 'Coldwater' for quite some time now. I've seen it. It's unique, interesting and indie cinema at its finest. And well, if you live in La, you're in luck!

'Coldwater' will screen for Free at The Crest Theater located at 1262 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024 this upcoming Thursday, January 9th. You'll want to arrive early. There's a red carpet event starting at 6:45Pm. Then at 7:45Pm, there will be a special Independent Horror Film Panel moderated by Bloody-Disgusting's
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Start the New Year Off With a Scream! See Dave Parker's ColdWater in L.A.

Director Dave Parker (a Dread Central favorite) is gearing up to screen his latest film, ColdWater (review), as part of the New Hollywood Film Festival, and if you're in Los Angeles next week, you should make it your business to be there!

The screening taking place on January 9th is presented by NuHo along with our buddies over at Bloody Disgusting at the Crest Theater in Westwood (1262 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, CA 90024); and there will be an impressive array of talent on hand for a pre-film Q&A that will be conducted by Evan Dickson.

Making an appearance will be Parker along with Adam Green (writer/director of Hatchet, Frozen, and “Holliston”), Darren Bousman (director of Saw 2, 3, and 4; Repo! The Genetic Opera; The Barrens; and The Devil’s Carnival), and Adrienne Biddle (producer of Bryan Bertino’s upcoming Mockingbird and former Rogue Pictures exec).

The Q&A starts at 7:45 Pm sharp,
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Five of Our Favorite Underrated Horror Directors

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Five of Our Favorite Underrated Horror Directors
The big names in horror are frequently recognized by both the genre film community and mainstream entertainment culture. They are often showered with accolades by horror fans and film critics alike. Directors like John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper and Wes Craven have secured their place in history.

Many talented directors live in the shadows and are rarely recognized for their hard work and noteworthy contributions to the genre. To remedy that, we are shining the spotlight on five of our favorite underrated horror directors.

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith has churned out some truly underrated contemporary classics and he himself is vastly underrated on the landscape of horror filmmakers. His films Severance and Creep are vastly different in tonality but both display an affection and understanding of the horror genre not unlike some of the great genre film directors of years past. Severance is full of witty one-liners and contrasted by a hefty dose of ultra violence.
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Halloweek: Horror Heavyweights Share Their Biggest Fears and Favorite Scary Movies!

With Halloween in the air, we thought it would be fun to reach out to the horror genre's biggest and brightest stars - both legends in the industry and up-and-coming superstars - to ask them two quick questions: What's your biggest fear, and what's your favorite scary movie? Read on for the results!

Some of the results will make you laugh. Some will make you shiver... and some, well some are just too funny for words. Sit back and get ready to hear from the likes of Anne Rice, John Carpenter, Robert Englund, the "Ghost Adventures" crew, cast members from "The Walking Dead," George A. Romero, and many - Many - more. Who knows? You may even find some new movies you should check out or at least revisit.

Let the scares begin!

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Jace Anderson

Writer - The Toolbox Murders (2004), Schism, Night of the Demons (2009), Mother of Tears

1) I
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A Home Video Trailer Found Floating in The Black Waters of Echo's Pond

The 2010 flick The Black Waters of Echo's Pond is finally making its way to Blu-ray and DVD, believe it or not, and on tap right now we have the official home video release trailer. Check it out!

From the Press Release

In 1927 archaeologists unearthed a major historical find in Turkey. What happened next is the stuff of legend... and nightmares! Anchor Bay Films presents the September 10th release of The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

Directed by Gabriel Bologna, this journey into unrelenting horror stars scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, The Victim, Hatchet II and III), genre favorite Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, "True Blood"), and James Duval (Donnie Darko, Coldwater). Srp is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD.

Nine friends take a holiday at a Victorian home on a private island off the coast of Maine. There, they uncover a game first discovered as part
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Vincent Guastini's V.G.P. Effects Joins Blanc/Biehn's Hidden in the Woods Remake

With filming of Blanc/Biehn Productions' remake of Hidden in the Woods set to begin July 1st in and around Houston, Texas, all the major players are lining up, and handling effects will be Vincent Guastini's V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio.

Hidden in the Woods star Michael Biehn met Guastini when they briefly worked together on Sushi Girl (in which Hitw co-star Andy Mackenzie also appeared), and Biehn was so impressed with V.G.P.'s work, the producers asked Guastini to come on board and supervise with Evelyn Belmar and Vanessa Cartier. Some of Guastini's previous credits include Silent Night, ColdWater, The Devil's Carnival, Under the Bed, and Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, just to name a few.

Hidden in the Woods is a remake of the 2012 Chilean horror film of the same name. The story follows two sisters raised by their abusive father in a remote locale
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Under the Bed Greenband Trailer

The slow burn creature feature Under the Bed will be released to VOD on July 19 2013. Check out the greenband trailer below or you can check out the redband trailer and see images of the creature here. Miller directs from a script penned by Eric Stolze. Jonny Weston (John Dies at the End) Gattlin Griffith (Green Lantern) Peter Holden (The Dark Knight Rises) Musetta Vander (The Cell) Kelcie Stranahan (Runaways) and Ivan Djurovic (ColdWater) star. Synopsis Every child knows about the monster under the bed Neal Hausmans mistake was trying to fight it. Neal (Jonny Weston) has returned from a twoyear exile following his tragic attempt to defeat the monster only to find his father ticking ever closer to a breakdown a new
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See The Creature From Upcoming Horror Movie Under The Bed

I honestly wish they did not release these photos what ever happened to the monster in the creature feature being a bit of a surprise What really made me curious about this film was wondering what was under the bed. Now we know and all I can think about is how does that beast fit under a bed. Under the Bed will be available on VOD July 19 2013. Miller directs from a script penned by Eric Stolze. Jonny Weston (John Dies at the End) Gattlin Griffith (Green Lantern) Peter Holden (The Dark Knight Rises) Musetta Vander (The Cell) Kelcie Stranahan (Runaways) and Ivan Djurovic (ColdWater) star.
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Full Details for This Weekend’s CineMayhem Film Festival

Taking place this weekend is the CineMayhem Film Festival in Thousand Oaks, California. If you’re a fan of independent horror, there will be a variety of short films, multiple features, including The ABCs of Death, and the world premiere of Roadside:

“(Los Angeles, CA)—In just less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be underway at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor SideShow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: Roadside and The ABC’s Of Death on Saturday and K-11 and Resolution on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of
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