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Smt: Sitdown with ‘It Stains’ and ‘Jigsaw’s’ Brittany Allen

(Aotn)- Ok, Smt Heads, you’ve been chomping at the bit for a new take on zombies. Fortunately, the zombie makers have heard your plea…. That’s why we’re sitting down with ‘Jigsaw’ star, Brittany Allen, and talking about her bold, new take on the last survivor trope in her film “It Stains The Sands Red,” out on DVD/Blu-Ray on Sept. 26th!

Check out our conversation with Brittany (and our nifty, new Aotn graphics) right here:

It Stains The Sands Red

Comes to DVD on September 26th

In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, Molly, a troubled woman from Las Vegas, finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone ravenous zombie on her trail. At first, she’s easily able to outpace her undead pursuer, but things quickly become a nightmare when she realizes the zombie doesn’t need to ever stop and rest. Running low
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Frightfest 2017: It Stains the Sand Red Review: Dir. Colin Minihan

It Stains the Sand Red Review: A young woman trapped in the desert finds herself stalked by zombies in this highly original zombie movie. It Stains the Sand Red Review

The late George A. Romero is of course known for pretty much inventing the zombie genre. Since his spectacular Night of the Living Dead there have been hundreds, if not thousands, of zombie movies. The vast majority of those films tend to stick to a predictable formula, but every now and then we get something a little different, something that can rival George’s masterpiece, and we think that It Stains the Sand Red is a definite contender.

Set within, what we assume to be, the start of a zombie apocalypse, Las Vegas party-girl Molly (Brittany Allen) and her drug-dealing boyfriend Nick (Merwin Mondesir) are on their way to an airfield. The plan is to get out of zombie dodge
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Film Review: ‘It Stains the Sands Red’

Film Review: ‘It Stains the Sands Red’
Just how thin our pop-cultural vogue for zombies can be stretched is the pressing question behind “It Stains the Sands Red,” which hinges almost entirely on the suspense that can be wrung from one woman fighting off one bitey, bitey z-man. Is that premise enough for a feature? Not this one, not quite, although Colin Minihan’s film and his leading lady Brittany Allen can’t be faulted for lack of trying. Watchable if never really scary or funny enough to leave a memorable impression, this middling endeavor should nonetheless pull in a fair number of home-viewing horror fans with its offbeat theme and lurid title.

An impressive opening CGI shot shows Las Vegas in smoking chaos, presumably due to an outbreak of the undead. Fleeing that mess are Molly (Allen) and Nick (Merwin Mondesir), a crass couple whose precise alliance is vague (flashbacks make it clear that she’s a stripper, but
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It Stains the Sands Red with Tears Not Blood: A Film Review

*full disclosure: an online screener was provided by the film's publicity arm. Director: Colin Minihan. Writers: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz. Cast: Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger, Merwin Mondesir It Stains the Sands Red is the latest thriller from the Vicious Brothers. Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters) and Stuart Ortiz try to breath some life into the zombie sub-genre, with this title. However, the long zombie chase in the desert gets a bit tiresome and repetitive, after awhile. The film's tone is overly sad. Meanwhile, there are almost no redeemable characters on-screen, outside of central character Molly (Brittany Allen). Even Molly has a long list of vices. A bit slow, It Stains the Sands Red offers minimal conflict and action, as well. It is not all bad. But, It Stains the Sands Red will entertain only the most patient zombie film fans. The film begins with one of the film's only wide shots.
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July Release Date Announced for Dark Sky Films’ New Zombie Movie It Stains The Sands Red

As a member of the directing duo known as The Vicious Brothers, Colin Minihan took us on a paranormal-fueled adventure in Grave Encounters, and now he's entering the zombie apocalypse with his next film, It Stains the Sands Red, which now has an official release date from Dark Sky Films.

It Stains the Sands Red will be released in select theaters and on VOD and Digital HD from Dark Sky Films beginning July 28th. Directed by Minihan from a screenplay he wrote with Stuart Ortiz, It Stains the Sands Red stars Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger, Merwin Mondesir, Kris Higgins, Michael Filipowich, Andrew Supanz, and Nico David.

"In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, Molly, a troubled woman from Las Vegas, finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone ravenous zombie on her trail. At first, she's easily able to outpace her undead pursuer, but things quickly become a nightmare
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It Stains the Sands Red this Summer: First Trailer and Poster

A trailer and poster have debuted for Colin Minihan's (Extraterrestrial) It Stains the Sands Red. A relentless zombie film, the first trailer shows Molly (Brittany Allen) hounded by one of the undead. The film also stars: Juan Riedinger and Merwin Mondesir. As well, It Stains the Sands Red will have its Us Premiere at the La Film Festival, in June. Later in the Summer, the film will see select theatres and Video-on-demand platforms. A look ahead, to the film's upcoming release date, is hosted here. The synopsis, from Dark Sky Films, talks of a zombie apocalypse. Molly is a troubled woman, from Las Vegas. After disaster strikes, Molly is forced to strike out on her own as a zombie shadows her. She cannot rest and she cannot find refuge from this unstoppable killer. The poster for the film shows Molly. But, it also shows her undead pursuer. Already shown
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Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘It Stains the Sands Red’ Review

Stars: Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger, Merwin Mondesir, Kristopher Higgins, Andrew Supanz, Michael Filipowich, Nico David, Dylan Playfair | Written by Stuart Ortiz | Directed by Colin Minihan

It Stains the Sands Red follows Las Vegas wild child Molly who finds herself stranded in the desert with a ravenously relentless zombie hot on her high heels, after a horrendous flesh-eating apocalypse ravages Vegas. Forever trying to give it the ingenious slip, the lone stalker has no need of rest and soon it becomes her only physical contact in a world gone mad…

The zombie genre has took a bit of a beating over the years. Too many films and not enough good ideas it seems, and many horror fans are suffering from zombie movie burn-out – especially when it seems like we’re getting a new zombie movie every moth these days! However, there have been some interesting new takes on the much-maligned genre
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Horror Channel FrightFest announces 2017 Glasgow Film Festival line-up

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its line-up for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival next month, bringing a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres. Check out the full line-up here…

Thurs 23 Feb – Gft Screen 1

21:00 A Cure For Wellness (Special screening)

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.

Director: Gore Verbinski. Cast: Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs, Celia Imrie. USA 2017. 18. 126 mins, Thanks to 20th Century Fox.

23:40 Phantasm: Remastered (Scottish Premiere)

Set to introduce a new generation to the deranged charms of the cult classic,
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Frightfest announce Glasgow 2017 line-up of Fourteen films!

Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles – including Ten premieres and a screening of the 4K restoration of Phantasm!

FrightFest Passes are £70 and available from noon on Mon January 16th 2016. Passes cover all films on Fri 24 and Sat 25 Feb Only. Tickets for A Cure for Wellness and Phantasm: Remastered. Individual tickets for the Fri/Sat films are on sale Mon January 23rd from 10am.

To book tickets: +44 (0)141 332 6535 / boxoffice@glasgowfilm.org / www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

From the press release:

Monstrous stories, unspeakable urban legends, brutal acts and fearsome folktales dominate as the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival with a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres, screening from Thurs 23 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017 at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre.

Kicking off with a special screening of A Cure For Wellness, an intense psychological ride from Gore Verbinski,
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DVD & Blu-ray News: Grave Encounters (UK/R2)

Metrodome have announced the UK release of “found footage” horror film Grave Encounters, whose trailer has already been viewed a record 20 million times on YouTube! Directed by The Vicious Brothers, the film stars Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, and Juan Riedinger.

Lance Preston and the crew of “Grave Encounters”, a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years.

All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted – it is alive – and it has no intention of ever letting them leave.

They find themselves lost in a labyrinth maze of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients. They soon begin to question their own sanity,
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Grave Encounters (2011)

Directed and Written by: The Vicious Brothers

Cast: Sean Rogerson, Juan Riedinger, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, Merwin Mondesir

These days, it seems like you can't flip on the TV without seeing one of the "reality" shows about paranormal investigations; what started out as a relatively underground hobby that very few people took seriously has blossomed into a full-scale cultural phenomenon.

From the cheesy, scripted introductions to the predictable "oh my god, what was that?!" shrieks after every innocent sound, these shows provide both entertainment and sources of eye-rolling for audiences everywhere. For my part, I do believe in the afterlife, but I also don't think that most spirits are hanging around waiting to ham it up the minute a TV crew arrives.

The movie Grave Encounters has a pretty neat premise, all things considered. It's the tried-and-true formula of found-footage film but set within the boundaries of one of these paranormal research cable shows.
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Grave Encounters – (Nycc) Review

Found footage movies have become very popular recently and are a dime a dozen. This is because they are inexpensive to produce and they can be big money makers. Even ones that don’t make a lot of money seem to turn a profit. The main problem with these found footage movies is that people always question the motives of the people in the movie. Why are they still carrying around the camera? Why don’t they just drop it and find their way out of what ever situation they’re in? The Vicious Brothers, the writing and directing team behind Grave Encounters, have found a way to answer this question, it’s just too bad the answer isn’t a very good one.

Grave Encounters tells the story of Lance Preston who is the host of a television ghost hunting show called, get this, Grave Encounters. He, and his
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Are You Prepared for Grave Encounters?

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"They were searching for proof... They found it." Official artwork for Grave Encounters.

If you’ve seen Session 9, you know that indie horror movies about abandoned lunatic asylums can be pretty damn creepy. Today we got the trailer for Grave Encounters, another film in this sub-genre that could soon be doing the rounds. From what we’ve seen, it could be another screamer. You can judge for yourself by checking out the trailer below, courtesy of Tribeca Film.

Grave Encounters is about the crew of a paranormal investigation reality television show, à la Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, that decides to lock themselves inside the disused Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital for an episode of their show. Guess what? It’s proves to be no Comfort Inn. As they go about filming their investigation of the unexplained phenomena that have been reported there over the years they find that the building seems
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Tribeca '11 Review: 'Grave Encounters' Carbon Copy Horror

Tribeca '11 Review: 'Grave Encounters' Carbon Copy Horror
Taking cues from films like Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project comes a new cinema verite ghost flick, Grave Encounters, which comes from directors simply known as "The Vicious Brothers". Starring Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray and Juan Riedinge, the pic premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, here's what Johnn Marrone had to say: "The cinema verite horror pic is the latest in a tidal wave of mockumentary films that bites off so many of the "new wave" styles that unfortunately, as fun as it is at times, ends up feeling a bit more like a faded carbon copy of that which we have seen so often before." Click the title for the full review.
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Grave Encounters | Review - Tribeca Film Festival 2011

Directors: The Vicious Brothers Writers: The Vicious Brothers Starring: Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko, Merwin Mondesir, Mackenzie Gray, Juan Riedinger The last thing this world needs now is another found footage horror film; but, nonetheless, writers-directors The Vicious Brothers (Colin Vicious and Stuart Vicious) have thrown their hat into the ring with Grave Encounters. The film starts as a reality television producer (Ben Wilkinson) tells us the story of the unaired footage of episode six from the ghost-hunting TV series Grave Encounters. The producer gets all choked up as he talks about the unearthed 76-hours of raw miniDV footage shot by the Grave Encounters crew. Thankfully, we do not have to watch all of the raw footage; someone has done us the courtesy of editing it down to a manageable, 85-minute or so "rough cut." And here we are, within the (presumably) raw footage, in front of Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital. This
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Grave Encounters at Tribeca and Ustream Chat With Filmmakers

It was last November, 2010, when we got our first look at The Vicious Brothers' new cinéma-vérité style feature film, Grave Encounters. With the flick set to make its world premiere at Tribeca 2011, we have some more info to share.

Grave Encounters, one of the nine titles Tribeca Film plans to release theatrically, on video-on-demand, and via other platforms throughout the coming year (click here for more info on that), stars Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, and Juan Riedinge.

The new still, a promo trailer, and poster art can be found below the plot crunch. For more revisit our prior story from the 2010 American Film Market, and also check out the official Grave Encounters website and "like" Grave Encounters on Facebook.

And make sure to check out the live chat with the Vicious Brothers via Ustream tomorrow night. You can dig it right here:

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Tribeca '11: First Person Haunts in 'Grave Encounters'

Tribeca '11: First Person Haunts in 'Grave Encounters'
Taking cues from films like Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project comes a new cinema verite ghost flick, Grave Encounters, which comes from directors simply known as "The Vicious Brothers". Starring Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray and Juan Riedinge, the pic will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this April. "The crew of ghost-hunting reality TV show Grave Encounters decides to shoot an episode inside an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a dark past. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night to begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just hauntedit is alive, and has no intention of ever letting them go."
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Tribeca 2011: Another Look at Grave Encounters

It was last November, 2010, when we got our first look at The Vicious Brothers' new cinéma-vérité style feature film, Grave Encounters. With the flick set to make its world premiere at Tribeca 2011, we have a new still to share.

Grave Encounters, one of the nine titles Tribeca Film plans to release theatrically, on video-on-demand, and via other platforms throughout the coming year (click here for more info on that), stars Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray, and Juan Riedinge.

The new still, a promo trailer, and poster art can be found below the plot crunch. For more revisit our prior story from the 2010 American Film Market, and also check out the official Grave Encounters website and "like" Grave Encounters on Facebook.

Synopsis:

Lance Preston (Sean Rogerson) and the crew of "Grave Encounters", a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital,
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Grave Encounters Trailer Online

Grave Encounters Trailer Online
With the unceremonious canning of Roland Emmerich's The Zone, some speculated that the found-footage horror genre had had its day. At the very least though, we've still got Area 51, Apollo 18 and Paranormal Activity 3 on the way. And there's also Grave Encounters, the trailer for which has just gone online.The film shares its name with a fictional paranormal-investigating TV series: the reason that Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray and Juan Riedinge are filming inside the Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital. Previously a Bedlam-like insane asylum, the institution is now suposed to be abandoned, but it seems that some of its former residents were reluctant to leave...Cue everything you'd expect, in grainy shaky-cam, as the crew remain determined to keep documenting what looks to be their final episode. Locals provide ominous interviews, windows open of their own accord, and there's even a seemingly deliberate nod to The Blair Witch Project's standing-in-the-corner ending,
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Ghostly Trailer Debut - Grave Encounters

One of the dozens of films we brought you the first word about out of this year's Afm, the new found footage fright fest Grave Encounters, has just made its promotional trailer debut, and of course we have it for you right here!

The film is directed by a team known only right now as The Vicious Brothers, and it stars Sean Rogerson, Merwin Mondesir, Ashleigh Gryzko, Mackenzie Gray and Juan Riedinge. Check out the first images and poster art below the plot crunch. For more dig on the official Grave Encounters website.

Synopsis

Lance Preston (Sean Rogerson) and the crew of "Grave Encounters", a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena have been reported for years.

All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera.
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