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Controversial comedy character Dapper Laughs wraps debut feature 'Fanged Up'

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Controversial comedy character Dapper Laughs wraps debut feature 'Fanged Up'
Exclusive: Screen can reveal a first-look image from the comedy-horror.

Daniel O’Reilly, aka controversial comedy character Dapper Laughs, has wrapped shooting on his debut feature film as an actor, the vampire comedy Fanged Up.

Directed by Christian James (Stalled), the film’s cast also features Steven Berkoff (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Lauren Socha (E4 series Misfits), Danielle Harold (Eastenders), former WWE wrestler Stu Bennett, and Joe Egan (Sherlock Holmes).

The film was shot entirely on location in Portsmouth. It follows a young rogue (O’Reilly) who is thrown into prison for the weekened, unaware that the guards are blood-sucking vampires and the inmates are their victims.

Fanged Up was produced by Terry Stone (Anuvahood) and Richard Turner (Nativity!), with Chris Howard (The Messenger) as executive producer. It was financed by film financer Investor Profit Portfolio and The Wealth Advisory.

O’Reilly co-wrote the screenplay with Nick Nevern (The Hooligan Factory) and Dan Palmer ([link
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Kate Shenton unveils her ‘Egomaniac’

Kate Shenton – director of the well received film On Tender Hooks, which screened at festivals such as Fright Fest, PiFan, Lsff, RazorReel, Ravenna Nightmare, Grossman, Fantaspoa Fest and But Festival – has announced that her latest film, Egomaniac, is currently seeking sales and distribution at this years European Film Market. The second feature film by writer-director Kate Shenton has also unveiled it’s new poster ready for Efm.

Egomaniac is a quirky dark comedy about a female horror filmmaker who is determined to make her zombie-horror-romantic-comedy. However everyone in the industry keeps telling her to put a talking dog in it. Desperate for funding, Catherine does whatever it takes to get her film made, but compromises can kill…

Staring Nic Lamont and Adam Rhys-Davies and featuring horror favourites Laurence Harvey (Human Centipede 2 & 3) and Dan Palmer (Stalled), Egomaniac is the second feature film from writer-director Kate Shenton and is a semi-autobiographical tale
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Round-Up: The Horror Network Release Details, Film4 FrightFest Halloween Event, Watch a Clip from 6:15

The Horror Network anthology, directed by some of the horror genre's newest talents, will arrive on DVD and VOD on October 27th. Also in this round-up: details on the Film4 FrightFest Halloween event and a clip from the zombie film 6:15.

The Horror Network: Press Release: "New York, NY - Wild Eye Releasing has set loose the latest entry in the horror anthology genre, The Horror Network. Created by Brian Dorton and Douglas Conner, this first volume of terror tales features segments directed by Dorton, Conner, Joseph Graham, Manuel Marín, Lee Matthews and Ignacio Martín Lerma, the series has been hailed as "a collection of nightmares that scream for all horror fans to see." The film will be available on DVD and VOD October 27th.

Serial killers, ghostly phone calls, inner demons, otherworld monsters and creepy stalkers collide in this frightening anthology. Six of horror's most promising new directing talents
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Film4 FrightFest announces line-up for Halloween 2015 event

Film4 FrightFest has announced their line-up for their big Halloween 2015 event with James Purefoy and Olga Kurylenko leading the guest line-up. The line-up includes a totally shocking threequel, a haunted house of horrors, demonic possession, claustrophobic tank terror, a head-spinning brutal thriller and a secret screening.

The Film4 FrightFest Halloween event is back at the Prince Charles Cinema on Saturday 24 Oct with six brand new movies, including two World premieres, a European and two UK premieres. This year’s Shockathon kicks off at 11am with the surprise movies which guarantees a sci-fi cocktail of weird creatures, crude humour and hilarious action. Here is the press release:

Next up is the UK Premiere of The Vatican Tapes, a dynamic, unusual and thrilling exorcism shocker by Crank director Mark Neveldine. This is followed by the World Premiere of The Unspoken, a chill-orientated sinister ghost story with an insidious sting in its tale.
See full article at SoundOnSight »

Film4 FrightFest 2015 Review – Banjo (2015)

Banjo, 2015

Written and directed by Liam Regan

Starring James Hamer-Morton, Damien Morter, Dani Thompson, Vito Trigo, Clay von Carlowitz, Serena Chloe Gardner, Laurence R. Harvey, Dan Palmer, David Curtis

Synopsis:

A young man becomes manipulated by his imaginary friend to exact revenge on his tormenting co-workers.

Lifetime horror Liam Regan makes his directorial debut with the bloody and bonkers Banjo. A movie that kicks off with a couple having sex before the busty female of the duo pours a condom of semen all over her protesting partner. And it just gets bigger from there.

Working as though Troma made Drop Dead Fred, Banjo sees bullied office worker Peltzer (James Hamer-Morton) summon back his invisible friend from his childhood, Ronnie (Damien Morter, who was also the film’s Dp) to help him take care of his nasty co-workers (including Stalled‘s Dan Palmer and Return to Nuke ‘Em High‘s Clay Von Carolowitz). And,
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Film4 FrightFest 2015 Short Film Lineup Announced

Giving UK horror fans yet another reason to attend their scare-packed festival, the fine folks at Film4 FrightFest have announced their short film lineup that features over thirty shorts, including the cannibalistic wrestling tale, El Gigante:

Press Release: "Film4 FrightFest 2015 has expanded its Short Film Showcase event, with three strands and over thirty shorts from around the world, including eleven World Premieres and seven European Premieres. With films from thirteen countries, this is the most diverse and exciting shorts event yet programmed.

Highlights include the London premiere of actress Karen Gillan’s intense directorial debut Coward, and the UK premiere of Shevenge, a darkly funny tale of revenge, directed by Buffy The Vampire Slayer alum Amber Benson. Local FrightFest alumni will also be returning: screenwriter and director James Moran is back with screams and laughter in Ghosting, and Dan Auty brings us nostalgia and magic children in his new
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Back This! Special: ‘The Package’

Welcome to the latest edition of our regular crowdfunding 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 edition we’re spotlighting the new campaign from Damon Rickard, one of the directors behind the fantastic short horror film, The Tour.

Damon Rickard, one of the directors of The Tour, is back with a new project due to shoot in a few weeks called The Package, another short horror film – which he is writing and directing – about how far someone will go to get something back.

Written and directed by Damon Rickard, The Package wants to challenge your perception from the first minute to the last as all is not necessarily what it seems. The film is set to walk through those blurred lines that can exist between good and evil actions that men do.
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

Download the official App for cult zombie movie Stalled!

Cult zombie movie and Flickering Myth favourite Stalled is now a game – and it’s available to play on iOS devices!

See Also – Film4 FrightFest 2013 Review – Stalled

Help! There’s zombies in your toilet!

The official app of cult horror movie Stalled is here. Play as hapless handyman W.C., trapped in the ladies toilets when a zombie outbreak spoils the office Christmas party you weren’t even invited to.

Keep the undead from invading the stalls by throwing toilet rolls and plungers at them, and see how many points you can score. Will you Wipe out the ghouls before they jingle your bells?

Features:

Based on the cult British horror hit, Stalled!

Features the sensual vocal stylings of movie star Dan Palmer!

A delicious aural combination of festive music and gut-munching sound effects!

Galleries of gruesome movie stills and behind the scenes photos!

Bonus movie trailer!

Check out the Stalled movie,
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Grimmfest 2014: Opening Night Gala Lineup Includes Let Us Prey and Suburban Gothic

Grimmfest 2014 takes place in Manchester, England, from the 2nd-5th October, and the opening night lineup has been announced. It includes two bloody fantastic features, an exclusive short film premiere, and some great special guests.

This year’s Grimmfest Opening Night will be headlined by the English Premiere of Brian O’Malley’s Scottish/Irish horror Let Us Prey starring Liam Cunningham ("Game of Thrones") and Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman).

Synopsis:

We join Rachel (McIntosh), a rookie cop, as she is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a Scottish backwater town... the kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else. They all think they’re there by accident and that, with a little luck, life is going to get better.
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Opening night of Grimmfest announced

Now that Film4 FrightFest is over for another year (read all our reviews here), horror fans can look forward to Grimmfest, which will run in Manchester, England from October 2nd – October 5th. And now we know which films will be shown on their opening night gala!

Here’s the press release and the films being shown:

This year’s Grimmfest Opening Night will be headlined by the English Premiere of Brian O’Malley’s Scottish/Irish Horror Let Us Prey starring Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) & Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman).

“We join Rachel (Pollyanna McIntosh), a rookie cop, as she is about to begin her first nightshift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the bitter-and-twisted who all think that, really, they deserve to be somewhere else.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

FrightFest 2014 – The Short and the Long Road Part 2: After’s Ryan Smith and Brandon Gregory

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Filmmaking is a process rife with uncertainty.

It devours a year or two of a filmmaker’s life, and is even capable of consuming an entire decade as Shockwave Darkside’s Jay Weismann testified to. For a multitude of filmmakers after the arduous challenge of achieving one’s vision, setting their tale into a coherent whole, the unfortunate fate or dance of making the rounds of festivals only to become one of the ghost films remembered by the minority is not outside of the realm of possibility.

The road to distribution is no set length. It can be either a short or long, with a propensity for ease of frustration.

To the case in point – Ryan Smith’s After, and Christian James and Dan Palmer’s Stalled. Two films separated by twelve months, graduates of FrightFest classes of 2012 and 2013, yet two films that both received a home entertainment release earlier this year.
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FrightFest 2014 – The Short and the Long Road Part 1: Stalled’s Christian James and Dan Palmer

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Filmmaking is a process rife with uncertainty. It devours a year or two of a filmmaker’s life, and is even capable of consuming an entire decade as Shockwave Darkside’s Jay Weismann testified to.

For a multitude of filmmakers after the arduous challenge of achieving ones vision, setting their tale into a coherent whole, the unfortunate fate or dance of making the rounds of festivals only to become one of the ghost films remembered by the minority is not outside of the realm of possibility.

The road to distribution is no set length. It can be either a short or long, with a propensity for ease of frustration.

To the case in point – Ryan Smith’s After, and Christian James and Dan Palmer’s Stalled. Two films separated by twelve months, graduates of FrightFest classes of 2012 and 2013, yet two films that both received an home entertainment release earlier this year.
See full article at HeyUGuys »

‘Stalled’ DVD Review

Stars: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne | Written by Dan Palmer | Directed by Christian James

One of the films high on my “must-see” Frightfest list last year, unfortunately work got in the way and I missed it. However I didn’t miss the furore surrounding its screenings, which – if memory serves, sold out on more than one occasion? Our man Jack Kirby did see it though and unfortunately he wasn’t too impressed, but I think he may have been suffering from zombie-movie fatigue having sat through opening night snoozefest The Dead 2.

Yet another example of the British zombie comedy, Stalled takes a more puerile route in pursuit of its laughs, but then when you set your film in a toilet where else is there for you to go? Essentially a one-man performance, the film sees hapless caretaker Wc (writer/actor Dan Palmer) trapped in the restroom when a zombie
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Special Features - Harold Ramis (1944 - 2014)

Luke Owen remembers Harold Ramis...

You only have to listen to the Tinsel Town Stiffs section of Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman's Hollywood Babble On to know that not a week goes by where the entertainment industry doesn't lose one of its stars. This year alone we have seen tragic loses in James Avery and Philip Seymour Hoffman and yesterday we lost one of the true greats in comedy of the last few decades. On February 24th 2014, Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. We lost one entertainment's brightest stars.

When you look back at the great comedies of the 1980s, Ramis' name crops up again and again. Caddyshack. Groundhog Day. National Lampoon's Vacation. Stripes. The list goes on. Whether he worked on the project as a writer, actor or director, his legacy of work is hard to deny as anything other than stellar. You never really appreciate
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The Flickering Myth Podcast #25 - Christian James and Dan Palmer talk Stalled on Blu-Ray and DVD

The Flickering Myth Podcast returns...

Since seeing the movie at last year's FrightFest, Stalled as become a firm favourite in the Flickering Myth offices. We've had a screening with them, sat down for various podcast discussions and, with the movie now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, we felt it was time to sit down with them again.

Flickering Myth co-editor Luke Owen chats with director Christian James and writer/star Dan Palmer to talk about the Blu-Ray and DVD including its special features and what it was like recording the director's commentary. The trio also discuss the passing of Harold Ramis who was influential in Dan's writing.

Check out our reviews of the movie here and here and you can read an interview with Tamaryn Payne about her work on the movie. You can also check out our previous podcasts with Christian and Dan here and here. And, if you fancy it,
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Occupied!: Tamaryn Payne talks Stalled

Sophie West talks with Tamaryn Payne on working on comedy zombie movie Stalled...

Since our ★★★★★ review of the movie at last year's FrighFest, Flickering Myth have been keeping a close eye on Christian James and Dan Palmer's zom-com-in-a-john Stalled. Ahead of its DVD and Blu-Ray release tomorrow, Sophie West sits down with Tamaryn Payne to discuss what it was like working on the movie...

Sw: You have worked with Stalled's writer/actor before, right? How did you first meet him and director Christian James?

Tp: Yes eons ago! When I was back home in Bournemouth, Dan was looking for 2 girls for a slasher film and he found me at a local drama school, which led to me playing Shaz in Small Town Folk which was a brilliant experience for a 17 year old looking to go to drama school.

You are probably best known as Analise Appleton from Hollyoaks.
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DVD Review - Stalled (2013)

Stalled, 2013.

Directed by Christian James.

Starring Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath and Tamaryn Payne.

Synopsis:

A janitor gets trapped in a women's restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.

It's Christmas Eve, and the office party is in full swing. Unfortunately for a down-on-his-luck janitor known only as W.C. (Dan Palmer), while everyone else is enjoying themselves under the mistletoe, he's just received his marching orders from his boss, and is planning to steal a toolbox full of money once he finishes his shift. Heading into the ladies for a minor repair job, things seem to be looking up when two drunken young women enter the restroom and begin passionately making out with each other, delivering what appears to be the perfect opportunity for W.C. to knock one out. However, before he's even had a chance to unzip, one of the girls takes the concept
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Stalled DVD Review

Director: Christian James,

Starring: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne, Mark Holden, Giles Alderson,

Running Time: 84 Minutes

Certificate: 18

Are zombie films really running out of ideas? Or perhaps a better question is “Can zombie films run out of ideas?” Although not giving a definitive answer, Christian James’ follow-up to 2004’s Freak Out, sees how far it can push the genre. Well, it doesn’t exactly push the genre, as it does try to keep it contained. Very contained. Stalled is set, almost exclusively, in a woman’s toilet, and more specifically in a single cubicle.

A janitor (Palmer) finds himself trapped in the little girl’s room on Christmas Eve, once the dead start walking the earth. It’s all fun and games at first, as he manages to spy on two scantily clad office workers who decide to have some experimental fun. That is until one rips out the other’s throat.
See full article at The Hollywood News »

Photos from Flickering Myth's screening of Stalled at The Prince Charles Cinema

Last Thursday, Flickering Myth hosted a screening of zombie-comedy movie Stalled at The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, London along with a Q&A session with director Christian James and writer/star Dan Palmer.

We'd like to say a huge thanks to everyone at the Prince Charles for putting the screening on and the guys from Stalled for showing their film with us.

If you couldn't make it down, here are some pictures from the event!

Flickering Myth Co-Editor Luke Owen with staff writers Ozzy Armstrong and Scott J. Davis

Luke Owen with writer/star Dan Palmer and Christian James

Christian James and Dan Palmer with Stalled super fan Lauren Donis

Dan Palmer with his co-star Antonia Bernath

Antonia Bernath, Christian James, Dan Palmer and Luke Owen

Flickering Myth would also like to thank everyone who came down to the screening! The Q&A session will be available in
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The Flickering Myth Podcast #15 - Stalled Interview with Christian James and Dan Palmer

The Flickering Myth Podcast returns...

Ahead of this Thursday's screening of Stalled at The Prince Charles Cinema in London (buy your tickets here), Flickering Myth Co-Editor Luke Owen sat down with its director Christian James and writer/star Dan Palmer to discuss the movie.

It’s Evil Dead meets Phone Booth!

It’s Christmas Eve. Wc, a tired janitor on his final shift, wearily enters the ladies restroom. He doggedly goes about his chores whilst an office party (to which he is not invited) takes place.

Two drunken office girls enter, so Wc lays down his tool-box and hides in the centre stall. When the girls’ inebriated antics turn amorous Wc cannot help but take a sneaky peak. Moments later he is horrified to witness one of the girls Savaged by her rabid pal!

Blood spurting across the restroom our clueless custodian attempts to escape - only to find a
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