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‘House by the Lake’ Review

Stars: James Callis, Anne Dudek, Amiah Miller, Natasha Bassett, Michael Bowen | Written by Josh Burnell | Directed by Adam Gierasch

Despite his output being less than prolific, I’ve been a huge fan of director Adam Gierasch for years – ever since I saw Autopsy and his stellar remake of Night of the Demons (one of the “good” remakes, even though the original is a stone-cold classic). House by the Lake is only his third feature since those films, though he was a part of the portmanteau Tales of Halloween in 2015. Surprisingly, unlike the rest of his oeuvre this film is the first Gierasch has directed that he hasn’t written – and it shows. House by the Lake is unlike any of his other films; feeling very much like a low-budget family drama instead of the usual balls to the wall horror Gierasch is associated with.

Scott and Karen pack up their
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Adam Gierasch’s ‘House by the Lake’ Now on DVD/VOD!

Adam Gierasch’s ‘House by the Lake’ Now on DVD/VOD!
Random Media’s House by the Lake, directed by genre fav Adam Gierasch (Fractured, Autopsy and Night of the Demons, Tales of Halloween), is now available on DVD and VOD platforms everywhere. From a screenplay by Josh Burnell (Boone: The Bounty Hunter), “House by the Lake tells the story of the Morgans, a loving yet troubled family hoping to reconnect on their vacation. When their […]
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Watch an Eerie Nighttime Awakening in our Exclusive Clip from House By The Lake

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In a scene that may remind you of Poltergeist, a young girl awakens in the middle of the night to stare at the TV screen before taking an unsettling stroll through the home in our exclusive clip from House by the Lake, coming soon to VOD platforms and DVD.

You can watch our exclusive clip below, and keep an eye out for House by the Lake on VOD platforms (including iTunes) and DVD beginning October 10th:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA-- Random Media turns a picturesque retreat into a destination of terror in House by the Lake.  Starring James Callis ("Battlestar Galactica", the Bridget Jones series), Anne Dudek ("Covert Affairs", "Big Love") and Amiah Miller (War for the Planet of the Apes, Lights Out) as a family on the edge, House by the Lake will debut nationwide on Cable VOD, Digital HD and DVD on October 10th.

House by the Lake
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Horror Highlights: UK Poster for Better Watch Out, Home Media Release Details for Red Christmas and House By The Lake

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The holidays take a grisly turn in the upcoming horror comedy Better Watch Out, and the new UK poster for the film displays a deadly twist on holiday decorating. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have home media release details for another holiday horror film, Red Christmas (starring Dee Wallace), as well as the new thriller House by the Lake, featuring a creepy character known as the Fish Man.

Better Watch Out UK Poster: Universal Pictures will release Better Watch Out in the UK on December 8th, and Well Go USA will release Better Watch Out in Us theaters and on VOD beginning October 6th. In case you missed it, read our own Heather Wixson's Fantasia review of the film, as well as her interview with filmmaker Chris Peckover.

"The sadistic horror comedy begins on a quiet suburban street during the holiday season, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old
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Adam Gierasch’s House by the Lake Heading to DVD/Digital/VOD in October

We’ve been talking about the creature feature House by the Lake for a while now, and finally we have some release news to share! Random Media turns a picturesque retreat into a destination of terror in House by the Lake,… Continue Reading →

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Adam Gierasch takes us to the ‘House By The Lake’

Random Media turns a picturesque retreat into a destination of terror in House By The Lake, the latest film from veteran genre scribe Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons, Tales of Halloween, Fractured, Autopsy), with a script by newcomer Josh Burnell.

A struggling couple, Scott and Karen, pack up their troubled young daughter and head to a picturesque lake house to reconnect and put their problems behind them. As Emma spends time with her new nanny, the little girl begins fixating on an imaginary friend she calls the Fish Man. Karen’s fear of the strange man down the beach, Emma’s fear of the water and her recurring sleepwalking continue to raise tensions in the house and drive a wedge between Scott and Karen until one night Emma disappears. When she’s found breathing underwater in the tub, Emma insists she’s been with the Fish Man. And he’s coming back for her.
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North Hollywood CineFest announces 2017 Awards Winners

The North Hollywood CineFest just announced their 2017 winners. This year's festival ran from March 24-30 and the fantastic line-up included new work from established and fresh filmmaking talent such as Speak Now by Melissa Vitello, Ghost in the Machine by Brock HumphreyThe Lady Killers by Phil LeirnessBear with Us by William J. StriblingRed by Branko Tomovic, Welcome to Willits by Trevor RyanToY by Patrick ChapmanAmerican Fango by Gabriele AltobelliHouse By The Lake by Adam GieraschH.O.M.E. by Daniel Maldonado and many more...  The 4th annual film festival took place in the heart of the NoHo Arts District at the fabulous Laemmle NoHo 7 theater in North Hollywood. The complete list of the 2017 Awards winners can be found on https://www.nohocinefest.com/2017-awards Watch the 2017 Awards Nominees in the trailer below:      ...

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North Hollywood CineFest 2017 kicks off tonight

The highly anticipated 4th edition of the North Hollywood CineFest kicks off tonight in Los Angeles. This year's festival will run from March 24-30 and the fantastic line-up includes new work from established and fresh filmmaking talent. Look out for Speak Now by Melissa VitelloGhost in the Machine by Brock HumphreyThe Lady Killers by Phil LeirnessBear with Us by William J. StriblingRed by Branko Tomovic, Welcome to Willits by Trevor RyanToY by Patrick ChapmanAmerican Fango by Gabriele AltobelliHouse By The Lake by Adam GieraschH.O.M.E. by Daniel Maldonado and many more...  The festival kicks off on March 24 with I Had a Bloody Good Time at House Harker by Clayton Cogswell and offers many La and world premieres in the following days, including American Fango, Bear with Us, The Big Day and Speak Now. The 4th annual film festival will take...

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North Hollywood CineFest announces 2017 Awards Nominees

The North Hollywood CineFest just announced their 2017 Awards Nominees for their highly anticipated 4th edition. This year's festival will run from March 24-30 in Los Angeles and the fantastic line-up includes new work from established and fresh filmmaking talent. Look out for Speak Now by Melissa VitelloGhost in the Machine by Brock HumphreyThe Lady Killers by Phil LeirnessBear with Us by William J. StriblingRed by Branko TomovicWelcome to Willits by Trevor RyanToY by Patrick ChapmanAmerican Fango by Gabriele AltobelliHouse By The Lake by Adam GieraschH.O.M.E. by Daniel Maldonado and many more...  The festival kicks off on March 24 with I Had a Bloody Good Time at House Harker by Clayton Cogswell and offers many La and world premieres in the following days, including American Fango, Bear with Us, The Big Day and Speak Now. The 4th annual film...

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NoHo Cinefest announces exciting 2017 program

The North Hollywood CineFest just published their program for their highly anticipated 4th edition. This year's festival will run from March 24-30 in Los Angeles and the fantastic line-up includes new work from established and fresh filmmaking talent. Look out for Speak Now by Melissa VitelloGhost in the Machine by Brock HumphreyThe Lady Killers by Phil LeirnessDespite The Falling Snow by Shamim SarifRed by Branko Tomovic, Welcome to Willits by Trevor RyanToY by Patrick ChapmanAmerican Fango by Gabriele AltobelliHouse By The Lake by Adam GieraschH.O.M.E. by Daniel Maldonado and many more...   The festival kicks off on March 24 with I Had a Bloody Good Time at House Harker by Clayton Cogswell and offers many La and world premieres in the following days, including American Fango, Bear with Us, The Big Day and Speak Now. The...

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North Hollywood CineFest announces exciting 2017 line-up

The exciting North Hollywood CineFest is growing very fast each year. This year's festival will run from March 24-30 in Los Angeles and the fantastic line-up includes new work from established and fresh filmmaking talent. Look out for Speak Now by Melissa Vitello, Ghost in the Machine by Brock Humphrey, The Lady Killers by Phil Leirness, Despite The Falling Snow by Shamim Sarif, Red by Branko Tomovic, ToY by Patrick ChapmanAmerican Fango by Gabriele Altobelli, House By The Lake by Adam GieraschH.O.M.E. by Daniel Maldonado and many more...   The 4th annual film festival will take place in the heart of the NoHo Arts District at the fabulous Laemmle NoHo 7 theater in North Hollywood. The complete line-up of features and shorts for the 2017 edition can...

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Patrick’s Favorites of 2015

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I’ve heard 2015 described as a bad year for horror, but that hasn’t been my experience. Between seeing a bunch of movies I really enjoyed (and will continue to enjoy for years to come) and the horror I’ve enjoyed through other outlets, I’ve been a happy genre fan this year. Here are some of my highlights:

We Are Still Here: Writer/director Ted Geoghegan’s debut feature may lack some of the nuance and technical polish of some other movies on this list, but no other horror movie has stuck with me as much this year. I love the wintery atmosphere, I love the loooong the film builds, I love the way that ghosts are depicted not as spooky things that float around and slam doors but instead are angry and vicious and have the immediacy of zombies. Most of all I love the way that
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The best horror films I reviewed in 2015

By Jonathan Weichsel

MoreHorror.com

Over the past year I reviewed a lot of indie horror films, some of them really good, some of them just Ok, and some of them really, really bad. The following isn't exactly a best of the year list, because I haven't watched every single film that was released, played at a film festival, or completed filming this year. Rather, these are the best movies that I reviewed for MoreHorror.com in 2015, and are all movies that I can recommend without hesitation.

Mania is directed by Jessica Cameron and stars Ellie Church. Olalla is written and directed by Amy Hesketh and stars Amy Hesketh, Jac Avila, Mila Joya, and Erix Antoine. Headless is directed by Arthur Cullipher, written by Nathan Erdel, and stars Shane Beasley, Kelsey Carlisle, Dave parker and Ellie Church. Spring is directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead and written by Justin Benson,
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Tales of Halloween movie review: buckets of blood, and lots of laughs

The best of the bunch in this anthology of vaguely interconnected shorts are the outrageous and uproarious genre pastiches “Friday the 31st” and “Bad Seed.” I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not impressed by most movies labeled “horror”

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Most horror movies don’t usually do much for me — I tend not to find gore frightening — and the ones that are supposed to be funny typically do even less: I tend not to find gore funny, either. But the little packages of horror and horror comedy that make up the new anthology Tales of Halloween offer among them a few gems that made me laugh out loud or shiver with their creepy atmosphere.

The ten stories here are vaguely interconnected: they’re meant to be occurring in the same Los Angeles neighborhood on the same Halloween night,
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Pieces of Terror: Tales Of Halloween and a Look Back at Horror Anthologies

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With the impossibly fun Tales of Halloween now in wide release, it seems like as good a time as any to dig deep into one of my favorite subgenres of horror: the anthology film. From Tales from the Crypt to Tales from the Darkside to Tales from the Hood, the horror anthology offers something for everyone. And apparently that something is “tales.”

In speaking with most of the directors from Tales of Halloween, there was consensus in their feelings about what makes for a great anthology film: singularity of vision and consistency of quality. Both can be difficult to achieve, as the format practically dictates that some segments be stronger than others or express a different voice. But when an anthology can achieve even one of those things, there’s the potential for real horror movie magic.

There are great anthologies made by one filmmaker, among them Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath,
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Interview with Tales Of Halloween’s Darren Lynn Bousman

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To celebrate the recent release of the horror anthology Tales of Halloween (now available on iTunes and all VOD platforms), Daily Dead spoke to the filmmakers behind the movie to discuss the project, their individual contributions and more.

Darren Lynn Bousman exploded onto the horror scene in 2005, taking over the Saw franchise with Saw II and turning the series into a household name at the helm of the first three sequels. He has since balanced studio projects with fiercely independent, more personal cult films like Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil’s Carnival. His contribution to Tales of Halloween, “The Night Billy Raised Hell,” stars Barry Bostwick as Satan pulling a series of dark pranks on Halloween night. It’s the lightest thing Bousman has made yet, and also the funniest.

While there has been comedy in some of the other films you’ve made, “The Night Billy Raised
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DVD Review – Tales of Halloween (2015)

Tales of Halloween, 2015.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, Paul Solet.

Starring Booboo Stewart, Ben Woolf, Barry Bostwick, Lin Shaye, Adriennne Barbeau, Lisa Marie, Barbara Crampton, Adam Green, John Landis, Robert Rusler, Caroline Williams, Noah Segan, Joe Dante, Stuart Gordon, Mick Garris, Pollyanna McIntosh.

Synopsis:

A host of familiar genre faces and directors come together to tell ten tales of terror in this Halloween anthology.

You can forget Halloween being a time when a new Saw movie – or any random gore movie for that matter – would hit the cinema just to keep in the spirit of things for a day or two around All Hallows Eve, because ever since Trick ‘r Treat came along a few years back and defined what a festive Halloween movie should be by creating the macabre autumnal feel that Halloween evokes,
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Tales of Halloween Review

Directors: Neil Marshall, Axelle Carolyn, Darren Lynn Bousman, Mike Mendez, Adam Gierasch, Adam Kasch, Paul Solet, Lucky McKeee, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp

Cast: Grace Phipps, Noah Segan, Alex Essoe, Pat Healy, Lin Shaye, Sam Witwer, Ben Woolf, Booboo Stewart, Barry Bostwick, Keir Gilchrist, Joe Dante, Marc Senter

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 97 minutes

Tales of Halloween is a horror anthology which sees several up-and-coming horror directors, as well as some already established, take turns in trying the scare the viewer.

Set in a small Us town, we move from house to house witnessing all manner of strange going-ons. The best thing about Tales of Halloween is that there is something for absolutely everyone. The stories feature witches, ghosts, demons, the devil, goblins, serial killers and even alien abductions.

Events start on a high with Sweet Tooth (who will surely become the next urban legend a la Candy man). Its a
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‘Tales of Halloween’ is a welcome entry into the horror anthology genre

Tales of Halloween

Written by Axelle Carolyn, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky Mckee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, Clint Sears & John Skipp

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Neil Marshall,Lucky Mckee, Mike Mendez, Dave Paerker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp & Paul Solet

USA, 2015

A good comedy can make people laugh until it hurts and a great drama can reduce an audience to tears, but nothing affects movies goers as profoundly as a terrifying horror story. The experience of watching a horror movie taps into the viewer’s most primal instincts, causing physical reactions like trembling, screaming and leaping out of one’s seat. Everyone has experienced at least one film that left them leering at dark corners and afraid to go to sleep. Horror stories and the anthology format are the perfect match. Anthologies allow for several features over the course of a single film, and each one can frighten,
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