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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 photos from Utero, The Last Halloween, and Phantasmagoria, release details on The Horror at 37,000 Feet starring William Shatner, casting news for The Divine Tragedies, and much more:
Independently financed by Coinopflix, the movie stars Jessica Cameron who is also producing along with her Truth or Dare partner, Jonathan Higgins. Former Platinum Studios Exec (Cowboys and Aliens, Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night) Richard Marincic also serves as a producer on the film.
Utero is about “an agoraphobic unwed mother who finds her psyche unraveling as she becomes convinced that her unborn child is more monster than human.”
Cameron’s latest film Truth or Dare, is playing »
- Tamika Jones
Writer/director Richard Powell and Zack Green's Fatal Pictures are combining forces for one more remarkable short film. The men who brought you Familiar and Worm are currently preparing to produce Heir.
Currently in the fundraising phase, Heir has an active campaign on Kickstarter. Powell is returning as writer and director and Familiar star Robert Nolan is attached to the picture. In a bold move, the team has acquired the services of prolific horror star Bill Oberst, Jr. to also appear in Heir.
Be sure to 'like' Richard Powell on Facebook for updates on the progress of Heir. More on this one as we get it.
After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered »
- Scott Hallam
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s massive feature includes a review for Nobody Can Cool, first details on The Night Crew, Heir, and a Doctor Who documentary called Who’s Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans, a new clip from Muck, trailers for Blood Shed, NightBeasts, and Virginia Obscura, and much more:
[Editor's Note: We want to give a big thanks to our Indie Spotlight manager, Tamika Jones, for her constant work on this weekly feature and putting together our largest Indie Spotlight to date this weekend!]
Indie Spotlight Review: Nobody Can Cool
Nobody Can Cool is the rather impressive directorial debut from up-and-coming filmmaking duo Dpyx, Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman, who crafted a blisteringly taut and thoughtful indie crime thriller with a palpable sense of tension from start to finish. A gritty and engaging tale of deceit, violence and desperation, Nobody Can Cool is anchored by a breakout performance by Nick Principe (best known from his work in the Laid to Rest series, Madison County and »
- Tamika Jones
Welcome to the fourth edition of a new monthly feature here on Nerdly – Back This! – where we take a look at some of the cool content taking the crowdfunding route on sites such as Indiegogo, Sponsume and Kickstarter. This month we’re spotlighting the Kickstarter campaign for Heir, a new horror short.
If you’d like us to consider your project to feature in a future edition of Back This!, make sure to drop us a line.
Heir is a new practical FX driven horror short film starring Bill Oberst Jr. and Robert Nolan. The project comes from Fatal Pictures, the Canadian film production company consisting of writer/director Richard Powell and producer Zach Green, who were responsible for the the critically acclaimed, award winning shorts Consumption, Worm and Familiar.
From the campaign page:
With three successful shorts under our belts the obvious next step is feature films, but »
- Phil Wheat
Fatal Pictures has unveiled a Kickstarter campaign for their final short film Heir. The film promises to be gory, horrific and monstrous and will showcase practical FX.
Produced by Fatal Pictures in association with Red Sneakers Media, "Heir" is the final entry in their "Box Cutter Trilogy", a trio of linked shorts each representing “different theories on the origin and operation of sociopaths,” and is looking to raise $17,000.
The first two shorts, Worm and Familiar have received excellent reviews from around the genre. (Check out our review of Familiar). Also be sure to read our exclusive interview with some of the heavy hitters of Heir here.
Be sure to check out the Heir Kickstarter campaign to see how you can get involved and be part of the making of this film. They are offering some great perks!
5 items from 2014
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