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Round-Up: Bride Of Chucky Mask, New Image from Roger Corman’s Cobragator, Deadly Famous Q&A

This Chucky mask by Mezco Toyz will be available in August / September. A look, as well as details on this mask, are available after the jump. Also in this round-up: an official image from Roger Corman’s CobraGator and a Q&A with the co-director of Deadly Famous, Eric Troop.

Bride of Chucky Mask: Press Release: “The world of horror is filled with evil dolls, but one is the undisputed king; Chucky!

Chucky, the homicidal doll who contains the spirit of Charles Lee Ray, better known as The Lakeshore Strangler, is now an adult-sized role play mask.

Mezco has created a role play mask that captures the menacing look of Chucky.

Crafted in the tradition of classic costumes, this facemask is constructed of durable vac formed plastic and secures to your face with a retro-style elastic band, just like the masks of yesteryear.

The Chucky mask is packaged in a
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'Justified' postmortem: Ep Graham Yost on 'Good Intentions,' Raylan's new lady, and Boyd's alliance

'Justified' postmortem: Ep Graham Yost on 'Good Intentions,' Raylan's new lady, and Boyd's alliance
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Justified, “Good Intentions” written by Benjamin Cavell and directed by Dean Parisot, stop reading now. As he’ll do throughout the season, showrunner Graham Yost takes us inside the writers room.

Entertainment Weekly: Let’s start with Allison (Amy Smart) smoking pot. She’s not necessarily as innocent as we thought.

Graham Yost: Right. Although in our present context, I think, like, the NFL is gonna relax the rules on pot smoking — when that happens, you know everything has changed.

Henry (Scott Anthony Leet), a father whose
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The Frankenstein Syndrome (Review - New to video this week)

2010 - 90 mins. - Rated R

D: Sean Tretta

C: Patti Tindall, Scott Anthony Leet, Tiffany Shepis, Louis Mandylor, Ed Lauter, Noah Todd, Joe Ricci, Sebastian Kunnappilly, Zena Otsuka, Jonathan Northover, David C. Hayes, Richard Anderson, Kevin Tye, Michael Tassoni  

Group of scientists discover a method of reanimating the dead through stem cell research that results in a gunshot victim being brought back to life, but things go awry as he takes on violent tendencies.

Muddled, though intriguing film introduces Tiffany Shepis as the narrator and lead character of the film. However, her character isn't as instrumental to the story as some of the other characters and she ends up fading into the background for most of the second half. Still, she turns in one of the best performances of her career, to date. The story charts into standard stalk and slash in the last act. And the overall story doesn't feel complete.
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Review: The Frankenstein Syndrome DVD

Studio: Mti | Director: Sean Tretta | Cast: Tiffany Shepis, Louis Mandylor, Ed Lauter, Scott Anthony Leet

Release Date: 7/12/11 | Price: DVD $24.95

Bonuses: commentary, alternate openings with commentary, alternate and deleted scenes with commentary

Specs: Nr | 90 min. | Science fiction horror | 1.77:1 widescreen | Dolby Digital 5.1 | English and Spanish subtitles

Ratings (out of 5): Movie | Audio | Video | Overall

You can’t blame Tiffany Shepis (Trade In) for trying to make create some more interesting work for herself as she does here, where she’s credited as one of four producers and cast as a genetic scientist. (Not that she’s hurting for work—the IMDb shows she’s signed on for 22 more films after this one in 2010.) But our favorite B-Actress could do better than a film that 1) requires her to wear a mask for many scenes, and 2) has a little bit more coherency, tension, drama, suspense . . . you know, stuff that keeps a viewer interested.
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New Release: The Frankenstein Syndrome DVD

Mti will release the horror movie The Frankenstein Syndrome, a contemporary re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein, on DVD on July 5 for a list price of $24.95.

Something monstrous this way comes in The Frankenstein Syndrome.

Written, directed and produced by Sean Tretta (The Great American Snuff Film), The Frankenstein Syndrome focuses on a beautiful stem-cell researcher Elizabeth Barnes (Tiffany Shepis, Bonnie and Clyde Vs. Dracula), who joins a secret research group in attempting to develop a stem-cell-based universal healing serum. Despite opposition, she quickly develops a serum that can bring the dead back to life – but with horrific results that involve lots of mayhem, lots of murders and a good deal of blood, as well.

A 2010 production, the film also stars Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Scott Anthony Leet (Abandoned) and Ed Lauter (Magic).

The Frankenstein Syndrome made some noise last year, picking up awards at various horror film fests,
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The Frankenstein Syndrome and the Tale of the Modern Prometheus: A Movie Review

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

Director: Sean Tretta.

Writers: Mary Shelley and Sean Tretta.

The tale of Prometheus is one of epic Greek proportions. Consisting of three dramas, one about the Titan's heroic refusal to submit to Zeus' rule, the other of Zeus' realization to develop maturity and the last, perhaps lost to time, probably about his reconciliation with the rebel god Prometheus. The poet Hesiod was the first to develop this myth and portions of it can be found in Mary Shelley's seminal ghost story, Frankenstein.

In her tale, she reveals how Dr. Frankenstein is playing with fire. He is playing god by giving life to where it ceased to exist, and that ultimately destroys him. The monster he creates is a dodgy figure but by that story’s end, it reveals itself to a god-fearing sailor and demonstrates remorse when the rugged doctor finally dies.
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DVD Review: The Frankenstein Syndrome

The Frankenstein Syndrome is a film based on the Mary Shelley story we all know. In this case though, we get a modern day horror tale that is also very original in its own right.

Writer and director Sean Tretta has put together a unique vision. This is still very much a Frankenstein story, it just has new characters to play with like Dr. Elizabeth Barnes ( Tiffany Shepis) who we see in the very beginning running from something and then the movie fast forwards to her wearing a mask and wheel chair bound being interrogated by investigators. This is where her story begins.

What happens is Barnes get recruited by Dr. Walton (Ed Lauter) who has this team of doctors trying to find a cure for cancer in some sort of underground lab where we see their test subjects are humans. David (Scott Anthony Leet) is one of the unlucky
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Mary Shelley Classic Rejigged With Tiffany Shepis Hitting DVD This July

If you like me are a fan of horror hottie Tiffany Shepis then you'll be happy to know that Mti Home Video have scored the rights to distribute the Nwr and Ominous Production co-project 'The Frankenstein Syndrome'. And it's set to hit Us DVD this 5 July. It's a modern retelling of the classic Mary Shelley novel and comes courtesy of writer/director Sean Tretta ('Death of a Ghost Hunter'). The gorgeous Tiffany (below) stars alongside veteran actor Ed Lauter along with Louis Mandylor, Kristina Wayborn, Scott Anthony Leet, Patti Tindall, Maya Stojan, Shane Dean, David C. Hayes, Michael Tassoni and Richard Anderson. Check out the trailer below, artwork coming soon....
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Trailer Debut and Release Date - The Frankenstein Syndrome

Good. Bad. It doesn't matter. If Tiffany Shepis is in a movie, then we will be sure to watch it. Her next film out of the gate? American World Pictures' release of The Frankenstein Syndrome, and we've got a trailer and a release date for you!

The flick directed by Sean Tretta stars DC fave Tiffany Shepis, Scott Anthony Leet, Louis Mandylor, and Ed Lauter. Look for the film on DVD July 5th courtesy of Mti Home Video.

Synopsis

A beautiful young stem-cell researcher, Elizabeth Barnes (Tiffany Shepis; Nightmare Man, the Night of the Demons remake), joins a secret research group attempting to develop a stem-cell-based universal healing serum. Despite opposition from the project leaders Marcus Grone (Louis Mandylor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Dr. Victoria Travelle (Patti Tindall, The Graves), she quickly develops a serum that can bring the dead back to life - but with horrific results.
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Mti acquires scream queen Tiffany Shepis' The Frankenstein Syndrome

I'm one of the lucky ones to say I've seen The Frankenstein Syndrome on the big screen at Dark Carnival Film Fest in 2010 and this is one good movie peeps! To me this is Tiffany Shepis' best performance to date! i'll be hanging out with her this coming weekend at HorrorHound Indy, just thought I'd rub that in.

Mti Home Video Has Acquired Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis' New Film 

 

 

Film slated for a July 5th DVD Release 

For Immediate Release: 

Miami, Fl -- Mti Home Video, the premier  studio for independent filmmakers, has just acquired  The Frankenstein Syndrome from American World Pictures for a July 5th DVD release.  

The film was written, directed and produced by Sean Tretta (The Great American Snuff Film, Death of a Ghost Hunter, and The Death Factory Bloodletting) and was produced by  and stars Tiffany Shepis (Nightmare Man,  Night of the Demons).  Also
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Tiffany Shepis in "The Frankenstein Syndrome" ...coming soon to DVD

The Frankenstein Syndrome Mti Home Video, the premier studio for independent filmmakers, has just acquired The Frankenstein Syndrome from American World Pictures for a July 5th DVD release. to view the trailer, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

The film was written, directed and produced by horror genre vet Sean Tretta (The Great American Snuff Film, Death of a Ghost Hunter, and The Death Factory Bloodletting) and was produced by and stars Tiffany Shepis (Nightmare Man, Night of the Demons). Also starring are Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Patti Tindall (The Graves), Scott Anthony Leet (Freeway Killer), and film veteran Ed Lauter (The Longest Yard, Seabiscuit).

The film is a modern re-imagining of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, wherein a beautiful young stem-cell researcher, Elizabeth Barnes (Shepis) joins a secret research group attempting to develop a stem-cell based universal healing serum. Despite opposition from the project leaders Marcus Grone (Mandylor) and Dr.
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The Frankenstein Syndrome (2010)

Directed by: Sean Tretta

Written by: Sean Tretta

Cast: Tiffany Shepis, Ed Lauter, Louis Mandylor, Patti Tindall, Scott Anthony Leet

One of the best tests of a story's merit is its ability to be adapted. If it's truly good, it can span eras and be repeatedly refashioned into something more, something relevant for a new age. By this measure, Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is surely one of the great tales.

Through the years, Shelley's book has served as the foundation for countless entertainments, both high and low. Director Sean Tretta's new film, The Frankenstein Syndrome, distinguishes itself from the pack of Frankenflicks because it manages to be a rather serious examination of ethics as well as a brutal horror show.

Tretta has taken the Gothic source material, mixed in a little of Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator (itself a riff on the Frankenstein mythos) and
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Gore-soaked stills from new Tiffany Shepis horror, ‘The Frankenstein Syndrome’

Dread Central have revealed some rather gory, and rather intriuging new images from The Frankenstein Syndrome (aka The Prometheus Project), the latest movie from one of my favourite scream-queens, Tiffany Shepis. DC also revealed that the film – which is directed by Sean Tretta and stars Shepis, along with Scott Anthony Leet, Louis Mandylor, and Ed Lauter – has been picked up for Us distribution by American World Pictures.

A beautiful young stem-cell researcher, Elizabeth Barnes (Tiffany Shepis; Nightmare Man, the Night of the Demons remake), joins a secret research group attempting to develop a stem-cell-based universal healing serum. Despite opposition from the project leaders Marcus Grone (Louis Mandylor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Dr. Victoria Travelle (Patti Tindall, The Graves), she quickly develops a serum that can bring the dead back to life – but with horrific results. Distraught, Elizabeth tries to leave the project, but the project’s financier (film
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Exclusive Gore Filled Stills: The Frankenstein Syndrome

Not content with just bringing you the cover art, we got our sharp little claws into several stills from American World Pictures' latest acquisition, The Frankenstein Syndrome (formerly The Prometheus Project), that are sure to scratch your gore itch!

The flick directed by Sean Tretta stars DC fave Tiffany Shepis, Scott Anthony Leet, Louis Mandylor, and Ed Lauter. Now that this sucker has landed distro, look for more soon! In the interim dig on the plot crunch and the photos below.

Synopsis

A beautiful young stem-cell researcher, Elizabeth Barnes (Tiffany Shepis; Nightmare Man, the Night of the Demons remake), joins a secret research group attempting to develop a stem-cell-based universal healing serum. Despite opposition from the project leaders Marcus Grone (Louis Mandylor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Dr. Victoria Travelle (Patti Tindall, The Graves), she quickly develops a serum that can bring the dead back to life - but with horrific results.
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Exclusive: American World Pictures Nabs Rights to The Frankenstein Syndrome

Some cool news coming in from American World Pictures. The company is continuing to flex its genre muscle by nabbing the worldwide rights to The Frankenstein Syndrome (formerly The Prometheus Project), and we've got a look at the artwork for you!

The flick directed by Sean Tretta stars DC fave Tiffany Shepis, Scott Anthony Leet, Louis Mandylor, and Ed Lauter. Now that this sucker has landed distro, look for more soon! In the interim dig on the plot crunch and the art below.

Synopsis

A beautiful young stem-cell researcher, Elizabeth Barnes (Tiffany Shepis; Nightmare Man, the Night of the Demons remake), joins a secret research group attempting to develop a stem-cell-based universal healing serum. Despite opposition from the project leaders Marcus Grone (Louis Mandylor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Dr. Victoria Travelle (Patti Tindall, The Graves), she quickly develops a serum that can bring the dead back to life - but with horrific results.
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2010 GoreZone International Film Festival Bringing the Blood to London!

For the second time in as many months, London’s Leicester Square is the place to be for UK horror fans as the GoreZone International Film Festival returns to the Prince Charles Cinema on October 2nd and 3rd. Featuring not only bevy of blood-soaked movies and guests but also GoreZone Magazine’s first ever awards ceremony, can you afford to miss it?

Check out the full press release:

Roll up, roll up! The third annual GoreZone International Film Festival is hittin’ London on October 2nd and 3rd at the prestigious Prince Charles Cinema on Leicester Square. 13 film premieres, 2 days, no chance for survival!

Hosted by the ever delectable Emily Booth (Evil Aliens) and Christa Campbell (Hyenas), this year’s festival will be covered for broadcast on Lava TV (U.K.) and The Fusion Network (U.S.A.).

This year will also feature our first live awards ceremony with the results,
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Contest: Win Brittany Murphy's Abandoned on Blu-ray!

The new thriller Abandoned will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 24 and we have to celebrate this new film starring Brittany Murphy in her final film. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this new Blu-ray to our readers. You know these high-def discs will go fast, so be sure to enter this contest today.

Winners Receive:

Abandoned Blu-ray

Here's How To Win!

Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

If you already "Like" MovieWeb, just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!

Abandoned follows Mary Walsh, a successful bank executive taking her boyfriend Kevin Peterson in to the hospital for what should be a routine surgery. Kevin has a phobia of hospitals but Mary does her best to reassure him that everything will be fine.
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Exclusive Video: Abandoned Clip Featuring Brittany Murphy

We have a brand new exclusive clip from the upcoming release Abandoned, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 24. Click below to watch our exclusive clip, which features the Brittany Murphy in her final performance, looking for her boyfriend Kevin in the hospital.

Abandoned: Please Help Me Find Him

Abandoned follows Mary Walsh, a successful bank executive taking her boyfriend Kevin Peterson in to the hospital for what should be a routine surgery. Kevin has a phobia of hospitals but Mary does her best to reassure him that everything will be fine. On the way in, Mary forgets her all-important Blackberry, and must return to her car to retrieve it. But when Mary returns to the examination room, Kevin is gone. She calls his cell, but there's no answer. She checks the car, but he's not there. When the Nurse on duty looks for Kevin's files,
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Retold in The Prometheus Project at the Ohff

The Prometheus Project will show at the Oklahoma Horror Film Festival this year beginning September 3rd. This very horrifying feature re-envisions Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" for a modern day audience (Ohff). In the film stem cell research leads to an uncontrollable monster who turns against his masters. The film festival has also announced the attachment of Alex Lugones' The Devil's Toy, Gregg Holtgrewe's Dawning, with an early, unannounced word that Marion Kerr's Golden Earrings might also be in attendance. Have a look at what this specialized film festival has to offer horror fans in a clip for The Prometheus Project below.

The synopsis for The Prometheus Project here:

"Tretta tells the chilling story of a group of researchers conducting underground stem cell research that discover a cell anomaly that has the potential to regenerate dead tissue. Believing they have created a 'universal healing serum' (Prometheus) the researchers
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The Freeway Killer and Realism: An Early Movie Review

Director: John Murlowski.

Writer: David Birke.

The Freeway Killer is a film developed by Bleiberg Entertainment for a February 16, 2010 DVD release via Image Entertainment. A film that chronicles the real life murder spree of serial killer William Bonin, the Freeway Killer is brilliantly portrayed by Scott Leet (Dark Reel). A film that also covers rape, kidnapping, and the early sexual abuse of William Bonin the Freeway Killer asks a question of the viewers - why?

The Freeway Killer begins with Bonin (Scott Leet) in jail recalling his past murderous exploits to the mother of one of the victims. Unfolding in storied flashbacks the film graphically displays some of the murders that took place in Orange County and Los Angeles between the years 1979-80. This real life horror film ironically does not portray some of the more graphic instances of rape and torture in an attempt to focus on the entertainment
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