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Jamie Bernadette Talks About Her Newest Feature, 'Mile Marker Seven'

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I’ve had my eye on the career of actress and burgeoning scream queen Jamie Bernadette since we met on the set of the upcoming film Axeman at Cutter’s Creek back in 2012, so it’s little surprise that my curiosity was piqued by the drop of the trailer for Mile Marker Seven, the latest horror feature she’s headlining. Bad things seem to happen in the forest, and she sat down with us to give us the 411.

Written and directed by first-time feature filmmakers Anthony Scarpulla and Anthony Torrez and produced by Petter Anderson, Matthew Helderman and Luke Dylan Taylor, Mile Marker Seven follows (according to the synopsis) the character of "David (actor Wil Daniels), an independent oil contractor, on the brink of semi-retirement, is brought the opportunity of a lifetime by his friend and former business partner, Barry. Everything is going just as they wished, but what they don't realize is,
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Paranormal Asylum Getting Set to Open its Doors

Filmmaker Brian Feeney just wrote in with a quick note to remind us that his latest film, Paranormal Asylum, is set to be released in the UK this August and in the Us on September 17th, 2013. Check out some artwork and details right here.

Paranormal Asylum is directed by Nimrod Zalmanowitz, features an original score by Aldo Shllaku (who worked as an assistant to Christopher Young on The Grudge and Spider-Man 3), cinematography by Patrick Ryan Morris, film editing by Echo Game director Brian Feeney, from a screenplay by Fred Edison and Gregory Scott Houghton.

Synopsis

Inspired by true events. Mark and Andy are best friends, and aspiring filmmakers, seeking their next project. They decide to investigate the mystery of Mary Malone, aka Typhoid Mary, who was sent to North Brother Island, a New York Insane Asylum, to live in a quarantined isolation after she was blamed for spreading Typhoid Fever.
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The Echo Game Making a Return to Time Warner Cable and Comcast Xfinity's VOD

Brian Feeney's psychological thriller The Echo Game is making a triumphant return to the video on demand universe via Time Warner Cable and Comcast Xfinity, just in time for Halloween! Check out the new Nsfw European trailer and three clips.

The Echo Game (review here) stars Alisha Seaton (The Fourth Kind, A Darker Reality, and the Andrew Kasch/John Skipp short Stay at Home Dad) with Jeannie Bolet, Melissa Lee, and Judy Clement. Check out the unrated European trailer from international distributor Meridien Films and film clips from domestic distributor Mti below. And if you don't have access to Time Warner or Comcast, get the DVD from the EvilShop link at the bottom of the page.

Synopsis:

The Echo Game stars Alisha Seaton (The Fourth Kind) as a young mother who must protect her daughter from a murderous psychic with a twisted past. Shot over 15 days in and around Los Angeles,
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Online Premiere of Staci Layne Wilson's The Night Plays Tricks Short Film; Poster Art Unveiled

The day before the day before Christmas is winding down, and Santa's helpers just dropped off a special present for us to share with our Dread Central readers: the online premiere of Staci Layne Wilson's second short film, The Night Plays Tricks, accompanied by the first look at its poster art.

The Night Plays Tricks is a haunting romantic thriller about a man lost in time between the apparitions of women representing his past and his future.

Synopsis:

Influenced by the lyrics of Bob Dylan's 1966 song "Visions of Johanna", the surreal paintings of Rene Magritte, and the ever-elusive concept of living in the now, The Night Plays Tricks is both eerie and enchanting.

Written and directed by Staci Layne Wilson, The Night Plays Tricks stars Oraniz Nivor, Emma Julia Jacobs, Diane Ayala Goldner, and Michael Shane Armes. Color cinematography is by Justin Cruse, and black and white cinematography is by Elric Kane.
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DVD Cover Art and New Stills from The Echo Game

It was a little over a year ago when Brian Feeney's The Echo Game was picked up for distribution by Mti Home Video, and now that it's available on DVD, the filmmaker has provided with a few new stills along with an update on how and where you can watch the flick.

Feeney tells us: "The Echo Game (review here) is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Blockbuster Online, and a number of Video on Demand services including Time Warner and Comcast. In addition, the DVD is being carried by several major video chains in the South." The DVD features include a commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette, trailers, and optional Spanish subtitles.

Synopsis:

The Echo Game stars Alisha Seaton (The Fourth Kind) as a young mother who must protect her daughter from a murderous psychic with a twisted past. Shot over 15 days in and around Los Angeles, the film is a dark,
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The Echo Game and Passing Time: A Movie Review

*disclaimer: spoilers ahoy!

**full disclosure: a screener of this film was provided by Mti Home Video.

Director: Brian Feeney.

Writers: Brian Feeney and John Ross.

Cast: Alisha Seaton, Jeannie Bolet and Melissa Lee.

Just what is The Echo Game? When a female killer is on the loose, looking for people formerly involved in The Echo Project, a secret experiment that tests children for psychic ability, the only thing she has to gain is their power.

Audiences might expect Anne Cassavettes (Judy Clement) to be the star. She does start off the film with a bang, and despite being a simple comic book style villain, her importance sets the stage for the rest of the film. This character comes through like an evil version of Professor X from the "X-Men." She wants to absorb the abilities of other telekinetically talented youths.

The reason why isn’t fully explained and while Clement
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Mti Home to Release "Savage" and "The Echo Game" in September

  • FilmArcade.net
Mti Home Video recently send us word about their upcoming releases "Savage" and "The Echo Game". "Savage" is set to hit DVD on September 20th, while "The Echo Game" hits shelves a week later on the 27th. Press Release: Mti Home Video, the premier studio for independent filmmakers, has set Jordan Blum's creature feature, Savage, for a September 20th release, with Brian Feeney's supernatural
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The Echo Game to Psychically Enslave You on DVD September 17th

Mti Home Video has released the poster art for The Echo Game, while also announcing their acquisition of this title. The Echo Game was completed in 2009 by first time director Brian Feeney. This title will release September 27th, through Mti Home Video and this horror tale tells of psychic powers, the Echo Project and of young children being exploited by "rogue scientists." You can preview the release details here, with The Echo Game homepage offering a special effects laden trailer for this feature. Enjoy the preview below.

Tagline: "Some secrets will haunt you...forever!"

The synopsis for The Echo Game is here:

"April Reilly must protect her daughter, Sarah, from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl’s psychic powers for herself" (Mti Home Video).

Release Date: September 27, 2011 (DVD).

Director: Brian Feeney.

Writers: Brian Feeney and John Ross.

Cast: Alisha Seaton (The Fourth Kind), Jeannie Bolet
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The Echo Game (2010)

Directed by Brian Feeney

Written Brian Feeney and John Ross

Starring Alisha Seaton, Jeannie Bolet, Melissa Lee, and Judy Clement

After the brutal and somewhat otherworldly death of Rachel (Angela Landis) - a woman already long thought dead – it becomes clear that there are some things her ex-lover April (Alisha Seaton) has never comes to term with.

For instance, she’s never revealed to anyone that she is raising Rachel’s daughter Sarah (Melissa Lee) as her own. Rachel’s posthumous return begins to wreak havoc as Sarah begins having visions of her. And that’s just the least of April’s problems because they’ve now fallen under the radar of a crazy scientist named Anne Cassavettes (Judy Clement) who needs Sarah’s extrasensory powers and will do anything to get her.

There are so many elements to be tinkered with in the world of the supernatural horror genre.
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2010 Spooky Movie Film Festival: Official Lineup

For the fifth year in a row, October gets a little creepier and scarier when the Spooky Movie Film Festival rolls into the Washington, D.C. area on Oct. 21-25 for six terrifying nights of of feature films and shorts.

Every year, Spooky Movie redefines the very definition of “horror” by presenting an absolutely unique selection films from all over the world. This year the bloody offerings range from backwoods horror comedies to documentaries to Norwegian and British zombie flicks to Australian monster movies and more.

Most exciting, however, is the return of the father of the splatter movie himself: Herschell Gordon Lewis, who will be screening his latest gore extravaganza, the diabolical The Uh-Oh Show!. This is Lewis’ first gross-out flick in seven years and is an unholy combination of blood, social satire and fairy tales. Bad Lit’s seen it and thinks it’s a real hoot and a holler.
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The Echo Game: New Stills, Trailer, and Film Fest/Distro Info

We haven't heard much about Brian Feeney's The Echo Game since the first of the year, but there's been a lot going on behind the scenes of the flick -- such as acquiring distribution, cutting a new trailer, and prepping for a film fest fun. Read on for the details.

First off, The Echo Game was picked up for distribution by Mti Home Video and has officially been rated R by the MPAA for "bloody violence, some nudity, brief sexuality and language".

In addition, the flick will screening at the 7th annual Eerie Horror Fest (Pennsylvania, October 7-10), the 2010 Big Bear Horror Film Festival (California, October 15-17), and the 5th annual Spooky Movie Film Festival (Washington, DC, October 21-25). Further festival dates are still to be announced.

Synopsis:

The Echo Game stars Alisha Seaton (The Fourth Kind) as a young mother who must protect her daughter from a murderous psychic with a twisted past.
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Indie Watch: Second Trailer, More Stills from The Echo Game

The filmmakers behind The Echo Game have informed Shock Till You Drop that Mti has acquired their film for U.S. distribution. A release date is forthcoming and the MPAA have stamped Echo with an R rating for "bloody violence, some nudity, brief sexuality and language." Below you'll find the latest trailer and a slew of new photos. Brian Feeney directed the film which stars Alisha Seaton ( The Fourth Kind ) and Jeannie Bolet star as a couple protecting their psychic daughter (Melissa Lee) from a rogue scientist seeking to harness the young girl's powers. And he's willing to kill anyone in his way to make that happen.
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Trailer, Behind-The-Scenes of The Echo Game

Below you can check out the trailer along with some raw behind-the-scenes footage and clips from filmmaker Brian Feeney's new indie feature The Echo Game . Alisha Seaton ( The 4th Kind ) and Jeannie Bolet star as a couple protecting their psychic daughter (Melissa Lee) from a rogue scientist seeking to harness the young girl's powers. And he's willing to kill anyone in his way to make that happen. Feeney co-wrote the script with John Ross who also co-produces alongside Doug Spice, Asa Shumskas-Tait. You can see some behind the scenes photos at our previous post here . The behind the scenes stuff was shot and assembled by first Ad Glenn Miller.
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Behind-the-Scenes Video --The Echo Game

We've been following the progress of Brian Feeney's supernatural slasher flick The Echo Game pretty damned closely around here. Why? Because we strive to deliver badassery to you on a daily basis! Sometimes, though, we need a bit of assistance, and help came when Feeney himself dropped us a line to let us know about a special behind-the-scene video that he has just put up. Dig it!

The film stars Alisha Seaton and Jeannie Bolet as April Reilly and Casey Lin, “a young lesbian couple who must protect their daughter (Melissa Lee) from rogue scientist Anne Cassavettes (Judy Clement), who’s on a murderous rampage to steal the girl’s psychic powers for herself,” Feeney says. “It’s low-budget but looks great (Jeffrey Waldron served as director of photography), and we got some great gore out of it, too.” Liliya Czarina, Angela Landis, Laurel Vail, and Robert McAtee round out the principal cast.
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Director Talks The Echo Game: Excl: Trailer, Promo-Art, and Stills

Director Brian Feeney provided Dread Central with an exclusive first look at the trailer for his supernatural slasher flick The Echo Game (see it below) as well as a piece of promotional artwork and a couple of stills from the flick, which is currently in post-production.

The film stars Alisha Seaton and Jeannie Bolet as April Reilly and Casey Lin, “a young lesbian couple who must protect their daughter (Melissa Lee) from rogue scientist Anne Cassavettes (Judy Clement), who’s on a murderous rampage to steal the girl’s psychic powers for herself,” Feeney says. “It’s low-budget but looks great (Jeffrey Waldron served as director of photography), and we got some great gore out of it, too.” Liliya Czarina, Angela Landis, Laurel Vail, and Robert McAtee round out the principal cast.

Shot over the course of several weeks last August and September and co-scripted by Feeney and writer John Ross,
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Exclusive FX Shots & Comments on The Echo Game!

This morning we received yet more shots from Brian Feeney’s upcoming directorial debut, The Echo Game, this batch focusing on some of the effects behind the film, and producer Asa Shumska-Tait talked with us a bit about their approach to the film’s effects.

First, however, although we’ve been given only light details on the plot for The Echo Game, we now have a full, detailed synopsis, so dig!

The Echo Game revolves around April Reilly (Alisha Seaton), who receives a letter from her former lover Rachel (Angela Landis), who was believed to have died ten years earlier. The letter and its urgent warning spark a chain of events that sends April’s life spiraling out of control.

For the past ten years, April has raised Rachel’s biological daughter Sarah (Melissa Lee) as her own. No one knows that Sarah is Rachel’s daughter… not even Sarah.
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Exclusive Echo Game Shots

Director Brian Feeney threw some exclusive stills from behind the scenes of his directorial debut, Echo Game, which we gave you the first word on last week. Nothing too revealing so don’t worry for spoilers; keep it on Dread for updates on this very cool sounding indie!

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Exclusive Look at The Echo Game

Yesterday we received word from director Brian Feeney about his debut directorial venture, a film called The Echo Game. Intrigued by the title, I looked into it and discovered what looks to be a pretty classy production with an interesting storyline. Really, what more can you ask for?

The Echo Game tells of a young lesbian couple who are tasked with defending their daughter from a scientist with nefarious plans for the girl’s psychic powers. At its heart, Feeney tells us, Game is a supernatural slasher with a strong emotional core, but with plenty of gratuitous gore and nudity to spice things up.

All right, sold! The Echo Game is Feeney’s first gig directing, but the man’s been editing documentaries years, most recently Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (review) and some of the special features on the new Child’s Play DVD.

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