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Devilworks gears up for a ‘Mercy Christmas’

Genre boutique sales outfit Devilworks unwraps a gift this festive season with fun horror comedy Mercy Christmas. Directed and co-written by Ryan Nelson, Mercy Christmas tells the story of Michael Briskett, an overworked loner who meets a beautiful new co-worker. Michael’s ideal Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family’s holiday celebration. His dream shatters and Michael struggles to survive once he realizes that He will be Christmas dinner.

Devilworks will be presenting Mercy Christmas to International buyers at the European Film Market (Feb 15-23 2018). Gravitas Ventures has released the film in North America, where it is available now across numerous VOD platforms including, but not limited to: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Play Station Movies and DirectTV.
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[Exclusive] ‘Mercy Christmas’ Poster & Trailer Invite You to the Worst Family Dinner Ever

[Exclusive] ‘Mercy Christmas’ Poster & Trailer Invite You to the Worst Family Dinner Ever
And you thought your family was rough… One man’s holiday dream turns into a nightmare in Ryan Nelson’s Mercy Christmas, just released by Gravitas Ventures. It’s available now across numerous VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Playstation Movies and DirectTV. In celebration of the release, we’ve been exclusively provided with a new trailer and poster for […]
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Exclusive Interview: Tarquin Alexander & Beth Levy Nelson Discuss this Season’s Holiday Horror-Comedy Mercy Christmas

Back in October we posted the exclusive trailer for the horror/comedy Mercy Christmas directed by Ryan Nelson. In case you don’t remember, the film follows Michael Briskett as his office crush invites him home for her family’s holiday celebration, only to learn they want to eat Him for dinner. With Christmas just a few weeks away and Mercy Christmas now available on VOD, we decided to learn more about the making of this outrageous holiday tale by speaking with a few of the creatives behind the film. Below is an interview with Tarquin Alexander who served as the film’s producer and Beth Levy Nelson who co-wrote and produced the film. You can watch the film here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/mercy-christmas/id1292460816

Beth, you co-wrote Mercy Christmas with your husband Ryan Nelson who also directed the film. We read that the idea stemmed from your own personal experiences.
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Review: ‘Mercy Christmas’ Offers a Bloody Genre Holiday Treat

Michael Briskett (Steven Hubbell) awakens in a dark room with plastic sheets covered in blood hung behind him. It’s imagery you’ve seen countless times in horror films—butcher accoutrement readied for torture porn carnage. But writer/director Ryan Nelson (alongside Beth Levy Nelson as co-writer) is only giving us a tease of what’s to come before rewinding two days to show the unfortunate circumstances that led poor Michael to an unknown basement decorated for Christmas. First we have to meet his douchebag boss Andy Robillard (Cole Gleason) as he assigns an impossible task during the holiday season. Then it’s the office’s latest hire Cindy (Casey O’Keefe), too perky and idealistic for the soul-crushing grind cubicle life provides. The former risks ruining Michael’s yuletide buzz, the latter saving it.

Mercy Christmas initially appears as though it will be full of saccharine hokum with nice
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Exclusive: Watch the trailer for festive horror-comedy Mercy Christmas

The horror comedy Mercy Christmas has issued an extended trailer in advance of its November 28 release by Gravitas Ventures, and we have it for you below, along with the poster artwork.

Mercy Christmas follows Michael Briskett as he meets the perfect woman, his ideal Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family’s holiday celebration. Dreams shattered, Michael struggles to survive once he realizes He will be Christmas dinner.

The film stars Casey O’Keefe (2 Broke Girls), Cole Gleason (Book Club), David Ruprecht (True Blood), D.J. Hale (Being Black Enough), Whitney Nielsen (My Crazy Ex), Gwen Van Dam (New Girl), and newcomer Steven Hubbell. The film was directed by Ryan Nelson from a script he co-wrote with Beth Levy Nelson.

Mercy Christmas was produced by the Nelsons through their No Mercy Pictures in association with Other Paw Films and Tarquin Alexander.
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Exclusive Poster for Mercy Christmas Reveals a Gory Gift Under the Tree

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Visiting your better half's family during the holidays for the first time can be stressful in itself, but it becomes a literal fight for survival for poor Michael when he discovers that he's on the menu for Christmas dinner in the new holiday horror film Mercy Christmas. Directed by Ryan Nelson, Mercy Christmas will be opening this year's Shriekfest film festival in Los Angeles, and we've been provided with an exclusive poster to share with Daily Dead readers.

Check out the exclusive poster below, which reveals a gory gift under the tree (maybe skip unwrapping that one, kids), and we also have a look at a teaser video for the film as well.

Mercy Christmas will screen as the opening film for Shriekfest on Friday, October 6th, and you can keep an eye out for the film's VOD release beginning November 28th from Gravitas.

"'Mercy Christmas,] was directed by
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Film News Roundup: Music Biopics ‘Dalida,’ ‘Django’ Land U.S. Releases

Film News Roundup: Music Biopics ‘Dalida,’ ‘Django’ Land U.S. Releases
In today’s film news roundup, two music biopics get domestic distribution and Harvey Weinstein launches an animated films label.

Acquisitions

Under the Milky Way has acquired U.S. domestic theatrical rights to the music biopics “Dalida” and “Django,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Dalida,” directed by Lisa Azuelos, will open in the fall. The film stars Sveva Alviti as the Egyptian-born Italian singer who became one of France’s biggest pop stars from the 1950s to the 1980s. Recording in more than five languages, Dalida sold a record-breaking 170 million albums during her lifetime. Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, and Nicolas Duvauchelle also star.

Django,” meanwhile, launches early next year. Directed by Etienne Comar, the film stars Reda Kateb as gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, with Cecile de France playing his muse. The movie, which opened this year’s Berlin Film Festival, is set in 1943 Paris amid the occupation by Nazis, who oppose his “hot jazz” as being degenerate
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Sam Smith's Bond theme 'Writing's on the Wall' gets split reaction on Twitter

Sam Smith's Bond theme 'Writing's on the Wall' gets split reaction on Twitter
Sam Smith's highly-anticipated James Bond theme 'Writing's on the Wall' received its world premiere this morning (September 25), and as with all themes scored for the iconic franchise, it got its fair share of love and hate.

Twitter reacted as Smith's emotional lyrics played out over a traditional Bond-style orchestra of strings, but not everybody was impressed.

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Dear Sam Mendes, you still have a month. @LanaDelRey popped her phone number on her latest album, for the love of #Bond, please ring it.

— Matt Bone (@BoneyAbroad) September 25, 2015

It took Sam Smith 20 mins to write the new #Bond theme for #Spectre?

It shows.

Ryan Nelson (@RyanJohnNelson) September 25, 2015

Omg! @samsmithworld vocals are immense on #WritingsOnTheWall. I've got goosebumps. Definitely
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Great British Bake Off Patisserie Week: Twitter was all over 'cream-filled horns' and passionate nuns!

The Great British Bake Off was all about the Patisserie tonight (September 23) and - while the goodies made our mouths water - we couldn't stop giggling.

As ever, Digital Spy was keeping an eye out on Twitter to bring you all the best bites:

1. The cream-filled horns that "needed to be filled all the way through" nearly broke Twitter:

Tamal talking about his cream horns got us like... #Gbbo @BritishBakeOff pic.twitter.com/uyqL6lzGFm

— Office Shoes (@OfficeShoes) September 23, 2015

I made 24 cream horns once. Ok, I mean only made 1. Ok, I mean I got really horny eating a cake once. #Gbbo

— Rachael (@RachaelvsWorld) September 23, 2015

#Gbbo

Intern: Maybe they could make Eccles cakes.

Exec: What?! Where's the innuendo in that?

I: Um, rough puff cream horns?

E: More like it.

Ryan Nelson (@RyanJohnNelson) September 23, 2015

Ian probably moulded his horn cones of a unicorn he found "gently bumped" on the side of
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Great British Bake Off: Paul's rising baguette and a breadcycle get Twitter talking about Bread Week

Great British Bake Off really hit its stride during Bread Week this evening (August 19) and Twitter could barely contain its excitement during the show.

There was some baguette-based banter on display and Paul produced one of the greatest showstoppers ever seen on the programme.

The Great British Bake Off: Who went home tonight?

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Nadiya's facial expressions are the best thing about The Great British Bake Off

Digital Spy was watching Twitter throughout and has gathered the best comments viewers had on Gbbo's third week below:

There were huge levels of excitement for Bread Week as the show got underway

Bread week #Gbbo

— Gogglebox Scarlett (@ScarlettMoffatt) August 19, 2015

even the music makes me happy! #Gbbo

Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes) August 19, 2015

How To Convey 'Bread Week' Through The Medium Of Mime. #Gbbo pic.twitter.com/nzoz6yQthW

BBC One (@BBCOne) August 19, 2015

I
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Great British Bake Off: Paul's rising baguette and a breadcyle get Twitter talking about Bread Week

Great British Bake Off really hit its stride during Bread Week this evening (August 19) and Twitter could barely contain its excitement during the show.

There was some baguette-based banter on display and Paul produced one of the greatest showstoppers ever seen on the programme.

The Great British Bake Off: Who went home tonight?

The Great British Bake Off: The 7 most spectacular showstoppers ever

Nadiya's facial expressions are the best thing about The Great British Bake Off

Digital Spy was watching Twitter throughout and has gathered the best comments viewers had on Gbbo's third week below:

There were huge levels of excitement for Bread Week as the show got underway

Bread week #Gbbo

— Gogglebox Scarlett (@ScarlettMoffatt) August 19, 2015

even the music makes me happy! #Gbbo

Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes) August 19, 2015

How To Convey 'Bread Week' Through The Medium Of Mime. #Gbbo pic.twitter.com/nzoz6yQthW

BBC One (@BBCOne) August 19, 2015

I
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Jessica Lange Disses Lea Michele on the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Red Carpet

Jessica Lange Disses Lea Michele on the 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Red Carpet
Ouch.

How's this for a cringe-worthy red carpet moment?

The legendary Jessica Lange wasn't exactly in the friendliest mood on the American Horror Story: Freak Show red carpet Sunday night in Los Angeles, when she completely ignored Lea Michele on the red carpet.

... And it was all caught on tape.

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As Lea poses hard in her low-cut, high-slit Cushnie et Ochs dress, her face lights up as Jessica approaches -- only the Oscar-winning actress doesn't stop, and doesn't even acknowledge her presence.

Jessica Lange blanking Lea Michele on the red carpet has pretty much made my year. http://t.co/Uys2OMOjGV

Ryan Nelson (@RyanJohnNelson) October 7, 2014

Though you have to admit, Lea recovered pretty quickly to the serious shade!

Check out the full video below.

… Though if you think about it, some might consider it an honor to be ignored by Jessica Lange on the red carpet
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Qpr vs Tottenham – Team News, Match Preview & Likely Line-Ups

Venue: Loftus Road

Date: Saturday, 12th January K/o: 12:45 Team News

Qpr’s veteran defender Ryan Nelson has been named new head coach for Toronto Fc but is still set to play today, with no departure date from Loftus Road currently set.

The R’s are missing Junior Hoilett with a hamstring problem, whilst Samba Diakite is currently away with Mali at the African Cup of Nations.

Tottenham striker Emanuel Adebayor will feature for Spurs for the last time today before he too departs for Acon.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas has no fresh injury concerns to report.

Match Preview

Harry Redknapp’s Premier League basement team play host to his former club Tottenham this afternoon, and after his sacking from White Hart Lane, just as much attention will be placed on the two managers today than it will his players.

Redknapp is still waiting for a win against his former side,

Qpr Transfer News: William Gallas Set For Loftus Road

According to Goal.com, Queens Park Rangers are preparing to sign veteran Tottenham Hotspur defender William Gallas on a free transfer.

Qpr boss Mark Hughes has already acquired 34-year-old Ryan Nelson on a free transfer from Spurs and the club are now trying to complete the deal of his former teammate Gallas, also 34.

New Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas will allow Gallas, who is on a £60,000-a-week contract, to leave White Hart Lane on a free after Tottenham completed the deal of Belgian giant Jan Vertonghen and also have Sebastian Bassong and Steven Caulker returning from their loan spells away. Speculation is Caulker will receive more game time next season and he has jumped ahead of the high-earning Gallas and the new Tottenham boss would prefer not to have such an expensive salary drainer on the bench.

The former Chelsea and Arsenal player made 18 appearances last season but his game time
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Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United – Match Preview

Blackburn Rovers entertain Newcastle United at Ewood Park for the second time this season in tonight’s 8pm Premier League encounter. Blackburn needed extra time to defeat Newcastle in the League Cup earlier in the season but did lose without showing as much as a whimper in the league game at St. James’s Park.

Despite still being in the relegation zone, Blackburn are on something of a good run of form with seven points gained in their last 12. Newcastle are coming off the backs of two straight away defeats to Fulham and Brighton.

Team News

Blackburn midfielder David Dunn should return to the squad after recovering from a hip injury but Steve Keen will be ruing the loss of striker Yakubu. New transfer deadline day signings Marcus Olsson (twin brother of Martin) and former Newcastle youngster Bradley Orr were not registered in time to play.

Christopher Samba should return
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Diff 2011: Trailer for Mangus! Arrives!

The Dallas International Film Festival is less than two weeks from starting and some of the premiering films are gearing up for their big coming out parties.  One of these films that has me interested is Mangus!  Mangus! comes to us from writer/director Ash Christian of Paris, Texas. Christian has managed to attract some very interesting talent to the project, at least from my perspective, with starring roles for Jennifer Coolidge (all of those great Christopher Guest mockumentaries), relative newcomer Ryan Nelson Boggus, and Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Saved, The Adventures of Pete and Pete), along with a cameo role for my idol, John Waters, as Jesus Christ.  All four will be in attendance for the premiere in Dallas.   I'm excited about...
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