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Edmonton Film Festival lands World Premiere of “Gone”, a film with a special appearance by Stephen King

The Edmonton Festival Of Fear International Film Festival will be the first film festival in the world to screen “Gone” by director Billy Chizmar, Bel air, Maryland United States. "Gone" includes a special apperance by none other than Stephen King. Barry J. Gillis, founder of the film festival contacted Chizmar to tell him that his short Film, “Gone” was in high contention to screen at the festival in October, and asked Billy if it had been screened at any other film festival. “After doing an extensive search all over the Internet, I couldn’t find anything about the movie playing at any other film festival. I figured we might have a World Premiere on our hands.” Chizmar e-mailed Gills back to tell him that...

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While we're waiting for the Edmonton Festival of Fear..

While we're waiting for the official selection of films for the Edmonton Festival of Fear International Film Festival to be held October 13 and 14 (yes, it's a Friday the 13th!) Landmark Cinemas, City Centre, Edmonton, Canada, the people behind it have launched this little teaser, presented by none other than Corey Feldman.. Enjoy! The people behind the festivals are all filmmakers in their own right: Corey Feldman (Honorary Chairman), Barry J. Gillis (Founder & Executive Director), Len J. Phillips (Programmer), Andrew Jordan (Programmer) and Maria J. Parker (Programmer). Web: http://www.edmontonfestivaloffear.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edmontonfestivaloffear/...

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Horror Highlights: The History Of Metal And Horror, Tales From The Dead Zone, 3rd Annual Philip K. Dick European Sci-Fi Film Festival

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The History of Metal and Horror explores the overlapping interest in both heavy metal and the horror genre. Take a gander at the second promo for the project as well as some more info on the documentary. Also in today’s Highlights: Tales from the Dead Zone production and casting details and a look at the lineup for the 3rd Annual Philip K. Dick European Sci-Fi Film Festival.

The History of Metal and Horror Indiegogo Details: From Indiegogo: “The History of Metal and Horror is a documentary which explores the evolution of both heavy metal and horror and how the two genres have merged over time. It is common for fans of metal to be fans of horror, and vice versa.

This documentary contains the following:

An exploration into the evolution of both heavy metal and horror by historians, authors, and other experts. Commentary from horror icons, explaining how their films have influenced both genres.
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Porn Queen Ginger Lynn Allen Horror Movie Trailer Released

Fresh off an around the clock marathon editing and sound mastering session, Director Barry J. Gillis states that the time has finally arrived for horror fans to get their first glimpse of House Of Many Sorrows, starring Ginger Lynn Allen, Tom Malloy, and Kim Sonderholm. House Of Many Sorrows is a horror movie about guests of a country inn who begin disappearing and dying, after a mentally unstable man takes over his terminally ill mother's bed and breakfast operation...
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House Of Many Sorrows – Early Poster & Updates

House Of Many Sorrows – Early Poster & Updates

Fresh off an around the clock marathon editing and sound mastering session, Director Barry J. Gillis states that the time has finally arrived for horror fans to get their first glimpse of House Of Many Sorrows, starring Ginger Lynn Allen, Tom Malloy, and Kim Sonderholm. House Of Many Sorrows is a horror movie about guests ...

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First trailer & poster for Ginger Lynn starrer ‘House of Many Sorrows’

Fresh off an around the clock marathon editing and sound mastering session, director Barry J. Gillis has unveiled the first trailer for his forthcoming horror flick, House of Many Sorrows, which stars Ginger Lynn Allen, Tom Malloy, and Kim Sonderholm. The film tells the story of a group of guests in a country inn who begin disappearing and dying, after a mentally unstable man takes over his terminally ill mother’s bed and breakfast operation.

Laurence R. Harvey of The Human Centipede fame, also makes a special appearance in the movie which is shrouded in mystery. Says director Gillis:

Laurence does make an appearance in the movie, and I am overjoyed with his performance, but that is all I can tell you at this time.

Barry J. Gillis is previously esponsible for bringing the world Things (1989) starring Amber Lynn; Wicked World and The Killing Games. House of Many Sorrows is
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First screenshots from Ginger Lynn Allen starrer ‘House of Many Sorrows’

Legendary adult film star Ginger Lynn Allen has wrapped filming her role in the upcoming horror movie House of Many Sorrows, which was shot just outside of the small town of Killam, Alberta, and tells the story of a young man who takes over his mother’s bed and breakfast establishment. Strange things soon begin happening, and people begin disappearing and dying.

Allen plays the role of Jocelyn Mathers, a larger than life bad girl, in the movie. Says Allen:

I was very excited to land this role, and working with director Barry J. Gillis has been a pleasure. I found this role to be very, very fulfilling [as] Barry let me incorporate a few of my own ideas into the role, and that was really satisfying.

House of Many Sorrows is written, produced and directed by Barry J. Gillis. It also stars Tom Malloy (The Alphabet Killer, The Attic) and Kim Sonderholm (The Horror Vault,
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Former Porn Queen Ginger Lynn Allen Enters the House of Many Sorrows

Ginger Lynn Allen (aka Ginger Lynn) is a very familiar name to those of us who've reached and are enjoying adulthood. Ginger is making her return to acting in the horror flick House of Many Sorrows, and we have your first stills and more!

From the Press Release

Legendary Adult Film Star Ginger Lynn Allen has wrapped filming her role in the upcoming horror movie House Of Many Sorrows. Shot just outside the small town of Killam, Alberta, House Of Many Sorrows is about a young man who takes over his mother's bed and breakfast establishment. Strange things soon begin happening, and people begin disappearing and dying.

Allen plays the role of Jocelyn Mathers, who has a bad attitude in the movie. “I was very excited to land this role, and working with director Barry J. Gillis has been a pleasure,” states Allen. “I found this role to be very,
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Typhoon Films to Release Controversial The Killing Games on VOD on April 22nd

It's been several months since last we heard anything about Barry J. Gillis' disturbing feature film The Killing Games, but now word has arrived that Typhoon Films is releasing it worldwide on VOD in just a few days.

From the Press Release:

Typhoon Films has announced that The Killing Games will be released worldwide on Apple iTunes, Google Play, and other outlets on April 22, 2014.

The controversial film had its World Premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival and its Us Premiere in San Francisco at Another Hole in the Head Film Festival. Its last stop on the circuit was at Shock Stock Horror Convention in London, Ontario, last weekend.

The Killing Games ran into its first hurdle when the Edmonton International Film Festival Chairman told director Barry J. Gillis that the movie was too violent for their festival. Gillis battled with the fest to screen the movie but to no avail.
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Play Around in The Killing Games Image Gallery

As promised in our recent story about The Killing Games getting set to have its world premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival, we now have an overflowing image gallery for the film for your perusal.

Barry J. Gillis' The Killing Games is a disturbing feature film about a man whose wife is dying of a mysterious illness. He contemplates taking the law into his own hands after his daughter witnesses a double homicide and narrowly escapes the grasp of two serial killers. It was shot in Wabuman, Lac St. Anne, Alberta Beach, and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It stars Donald A. Morin, leading actor of the acclaimed French-Canadian feature film Windigo. It also stars Denmark's Kim Sonderholm and Calgary actor Ace Hanna as the troubled Dr. Winters.

The Calgary International Film Festival is in its 13th great year. This year's festival runs from September 20th-30th, and The Killing Games is screening Saturday,
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‘The Killing Games’ Deemed Too Violent Gets Premiere – Loads of Stills!

Banned In Edmonton, “The Killing Games” Gets World Premiere At The Calgary International Film Fest.

The Calgary International Film Festival has said that The Killing Games will make it’s World Premiere on Saturday September 22nd as a part of the Late Show Series. “We are just ecstatic that Calgary has accepted the movie to Premiere at their festival,” States director Barry J. Gillis.

Bruce Fletcher who is a programmer with The Calgary International Film Festival… More
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The Killing Games Set to Premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival

This past June we got word from Canadian filmmaker Barry J. Gillis that his new film The Killing Games had been deemed "too violent" to screen at the Edmonton International Film Festival, but that's all water under the bridge now that it has been accepted by the Calgary International Film Festival.

From the Press Release:

The Calgary International Film Festival has announced that The Killing Games will make its world premiere on Saturday, September 22nd, as part of the fest's Late Show Series. “We are just ecstatic that Calgary has accepted the movie to premiere at their festival,” states director Barry J. Gillis.

Bruce Fletcher, a programmer with the Calgary International Film Festival, told Gillis that he watched the movie twice and found it to be very entertaining. Gillis continues, “We're so happy that Bruce, Brenda Lieberman, and the Calgary International Film Festival were brave enough to take a chance on The Killing Games,
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Horror film The Killing Games banned from international festival

Horror film The Killing Games has been banned from an international festival because it is "too violent."

Michael Hamm, chairman of the Edmonton International Film Festival in Canada, made the decision after seeing the film at a private screening held by director Barry J. Gillis.

Gillis says he is stunned with the decision because he is a local Edmonton filmmaker and also claims festival organisers broke their own rules by telling him well ahead of the August 7 scheduled announcement date.

Gillis says he also feels that the festival is stopping some local talent from getting some well-needed exposure, including Native American actor Donald A. Morin, who plays Minister Riel in the movie and lives in Edmonton.

"Morin plays a fine role in the film, and they are shutting him out," Gillis said. "Native Americans don't always get the chance to showcase their talents in the way Morin did in this film either.
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The Killing Games Deemed Too Violent for Filmmaker's Hometown Fest

Canadian filmmaker Barry J. Gillis reports to Dread Central that he's extremely disappointed to hear that his film The Killing Games has been tagged as too violent to screen at the Edmonton International Film Festival, an event that basically takes place in the director's own backyard.

So what does a filmmaker say to a fest that claims his movie is too violent? Well, he can start with "Thank you very friggin' much!" because any film that's tagged with a label like that is sure to garner attention.

For more on this Canuxploitation film, check out the official website for The Killing Games and give The Killing Games Facebook page a like!

From the Press Release

"The Killing Games is too violent for the Edmonton International Film Festival," says Chairman Michael Hamm. Director Barry J. Gillis invited reps from his own city to a private screening of his movie on May
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Things DVD Review (?)

Intervision Picture Corp:In 1989, it became the first Canadian shot-on-Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS.  Today, it remains perhaps the most bizarre, depraved and mind-boggling chunk of 'Canuxploitaion' ever unleashed upon humanity. Adult film superstar Amber Lynn and co-writer/producer Barry J. Gillis star in this surreal saga about two friends who visit a remote cabin, only to discover a womb of monstrous horror that demands graphic dismemberment. It's an inexplicable orgy of eye ripping, beer guzzling, boob baring, skull drilling, sandwich making, chain sawing, bad acting and post-sync dubbing from co-writer/producer/director Andrew Jordan that has spawned its own disturbing cult of fans. Some will be repulsed. Others may be transformed forever. But you have never seen anything like Things.I'm not sure Things can...
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DVD Review: Things from Intervision

Things opens with a dream in which a man named Doug encounters a masked woman who proceeds to undress and inform him of his success in impregnating her. Later, Doug's brother Don (Barry J. Gillis, screenwriter and dude on the cover) and his buddy Fred show up at Doug's house for some drinking. They find the house empty, put their coats in the freezer, crack open a few breskies, admire the classy artwork in Doug's house, and surf channels, marveling at the reception of the "bestiality channel". It's not long before weird things begin to happen and they discover Doug has turned to some unusual methods in order to get his wife pregnant. This turns out to have been a bad idea as they are now sharing the house with the large, insect-like creatures that have emerged from her unholy womb.

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Intervision to Release the Obscure Canadian Horror Flick Things This July

Having recently plowed through Intervision’s first release, the obscure 80′s shot-on-video horror flick “Sledgehammer”, I’m pretty much down for whatever the company has to offer. Next up is the forgotten Canuxploitation flick “Things”, which, according to Intervision’s official blog, is the “first Canadian Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS”. Sounds like a winner to me. If it’s anything like “Sledgehammer” — which I fully intend to cover on this site at a later date — I’m sure it will be an instant classic in the Rigney household. Well, in one half of the Rigney household, anyway. Here’s what you can expect from “Things”: Adult film superstar Amber Lynn and co-writer/producer Barry J. Gillis star in this surreal saga about two friends who visit a remote cabin, only to discover a womb of monstrous horror that demands graphic dismemberment. It’s an inexplicable orgy of eye ripping,
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Retro Slave: Canuxploitation classic Things gets royal treatment from Intervision

Ever since Paul Corupe included Things in his list of five favourite Canuxploitation flicks, I've been itching out check it out the Diy insanity. Well, on July 12 I'll finally get mu chance when Things gets some legit love on DVD from Intervision who say "this movie is one of the weirdest, goriest and most mind-blowing .things. you will ever see."

Intervision's last film released was Sledgehammer, which is widely considered to be the first shot-on-video slasher.

You can pre-order Things here

Check out the full list of bonus features and the trailer after the break.

Extras include:

* Audio Commentary With Director Andrew Jordan and Stars Barry J. Gillis, Jan W. Pachul And Doug Bunston

* Audio Viewing Party with The Cinefamily

* Testimonials On Things: All-New Interviews With Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), Jason Eisener And Rob Cotterill (Hobo With A Shotgun), Canuxploitation.com Creator Paul Corupe, Joseph A.
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Intervision to Release 'Canuxploitation' Film Things and The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer on July 12th

The good people at Intervision Picture Corporation have announced two unique DVD releases scheduled for July 12th, one a twisted little piece of filmmaking from our neighbors to the north and the other based on a famous serial killer.

First up is Things, the 1989 Canadian gorefest starring Amber Lynn and Barry J. Gillis. Things will be resurrected from its VHS roots and reborn on DVD dripping with over four hours of special features for you to sink your teeth into.

And speaking of sinking teeth, also being released on July 12th is The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer, an accurate retelling of the serial killer's gruesome true life tale. This 1993 film is directed by David R. Bowen and stars Carl Crew, who appeared in the 80's cult film Blood Diner.

From the Press Release

Things

In 1989 it became the first Canadian shot-on-Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS. Today
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Wtf horror Things coming to DVD

Intervision Picture Corp is set to release the Super 8 Canadian shocker Things on DVD on July 12th, with some neat extras and a killer cover art (as pictured to the right).

In 1989, it became the first Canadian shot-on-Super 8 gore shocker commercially released on VHS. Today, it remains perhaps the most bizarre, depraved and mind-boggling chunk of ‘Canuxploitaion’ ever unleashed upon humanity. Adult film superstar Amber Lynn and co-writer/producer Barry J. Gillis star in this surreal saga about two friends who visit a remote cabin, only to discover a womb of monstrous horror that demands graphic dismemberment. It’s an inexplicable orgy of eye ripping, beer guzzling, boob baring, skull drilling, sandwich making, chain sawing, bad acting and post-sync dubbing from co-writer/producer/director Andrew Jordan that has spawned its own disturbing cult of fans. Some will be repulsed. Others may be transformed forever. But you have never seen anything like Things.
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