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Exclusive: Banner & Synopsis Hit For Lrm Reader-Written Dark/Web Segment 'Hacked'!

The twisted world of Dark/Web is slowly approaching. If you’ve ever needed a reason to fear the world the internet, this upcoming series is sure to give you one. With its healthy combination of both serialized and anthological storytelling, Dark/Web seems poised to scratch an itch that a lot of consumers are having.

If you’re unfamiliar with the digital series, here’s the official synopsis:

"When Ethan (Elerding), Sam (McKissack) and James (Nardelli) find themselves the target of cryptic emails from someone posing as their childhood friend Molly (Gonzales), they assume she’s been the victim of an all-too-common hack. After they reach out to alert her, however, they discover that Molly’s been missing for months and no one has any idea what happened to her.As the emails keep coming, each containing a tale written by Molly, her friends realize that this may be
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Dark/Web: Exclusive Reveals For The Horror Digital Series To Hit Starting Next Week!

It’s been a long time coming. Last year, we launched a contest that would see the short script of readers like you produced into an anthology short that would be a part of something much bigger. That project is called Dark/Web. It's not just an anthology, though. It's a serialized show with anthological aspects woven throughout.

The synopsis of the digital series is as follows:

"When Ethan (Elerding), Sam (McKissack) and James (Nardelli) find themselves the target of cryptic emails from someone posing as their childhood friend Molly (Gonzales), they assume she’s been the victim of an all-too-common hack. After they reach out to alert her, however, they discover that Molly’s been missing for months and no one has any idea what happened to her. As the emails keep coming, each containing a tale written by Molly, her friends realize that this may be more than just a sick joke.
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Exclusive: Dark/Web Begins Shooting Episode Written By Lrm Reader (Images)

Lrm has exclusively learned that as of Wednesday, January 26, the production on the Dark/Web anthology episode “Hacked” has officially begun! Those of you following the progress of the upcoming digital series Dark/Web may recognize the episode title, which was written by one of our readers, Christopher Webster, whose script won over the producers of Dark/Web, and made its way into the actual show.

Dark/Web is a unique hybrid of serialized and anthological storytelling. It contains and overarching narrative, but within each of the episodes is a separate, standalone anthology that somehow plays into the main plot of the story. Webster’s own script will be one of those standalone pieces. Each episode of Dark/Web explores themes related to the internet and the dangers present in the murky, unexplained layers of the web. Paranoia, isolation, vanity, loss of identity, the viral nature of ideas and social
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New Dark/Web Images and Episode Details

Felt Films have released new images for their upcoming anthology series, Dark/Web, along with a list of episode titles and the filmmakers who will be bringing them to life. The six stand-alone episodes dealing with the dangers of a totally connected world are: "Eat.Prey.Love", written and directed by Roxy Shih, "Rideshare", written and directed by Boman Modine, "Hacked" directed by Eric Salberg and written by Christopher Webster, "Zero" director and writer Zelda Williams, "Blackheart" written and directed by Mario Miscione and "Viral" written and directed by Michael Nardelli. [Full disclosure: Yes, I wrote the Dark/Web episode, "Hacked".] Dark/Web is the brainchild of brothers and Felt Films founders Michael and Tim Nardelli, and Mario Miscione; creators of the cult hit Circle, which was purchased for distribution...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Dark/Web Wednesdays: A Sneak Peek Into The Segment Eat. Prey. Love, Anthology Segment Directors Announced!

Last week, you had your first behind-the-scenes glimpse at what to expect in Lrm’s exclusive digital series, Dark/Web. As promised, that was only the beginning of the ongoing coverage you’ll be getting of the horror anthology, and we have some cool stuff to show you today.

But first, in case this is your first time hearing about Dark/Web, the upcoming reveal may make more sense if we explain what Dark/Web is exactly.

Dark/Web is a digital series that will be released on Lrm early next year. However, it won’t just be your average ordinary series. It’s something of a blend between an anthology and serialized tale.

A portion of a serialized tale that continues week after week.A stand-alone horror/sci-fi short, presented in the form of stories that Molly left behind; each written and directed by a different filmmaker.

If you had to make a comparison,
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Dark/Web Wednesdays: New Photos Go Behind The Scenes Of The Lrm-Exclusive Digital Horror Series!

Last June, we here at Lrm announced our partnership with the creators of the cult hit film Circle to bring the 8-episode Dark/Web horror anthology digital series to the small screen. With that announcement, we launched a contest that would incorporate a short script from one of our readers into an episode of the series, and a couple weeks back, we announced that winner to be Christopher Webster with his killer script, “Hacked.”

Read: Dark/Web Screenplay Contest Winner Announced, Plus First Images!

Production has been underway for some time now, and we’re proud to announce that the filmmakers have finished shooting the serialized “wraparound” portion of the series, and the filmmakers will now commence production on six anthology segments that make up Dark/Web’s unique hybrid narrative structure.

Over the next two months, six different filmmakers will tackle six varied horror anthologies, each with a different
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Dark/Web Screenplay Contest Winner Revealed, Plus First Images!

Greetings Lrm faithful!

I know it’s been awhile since we first announced the screenplay contest for the upcoming webseries Dark/Web, but rest assured, it was no easy task to narrow down the stellar screenplays you all sent in, but of course, we had to make a decision.

Lrm and the architects of last year’s cult hit Circle are proud to present the screenplay contest winner (drumroll, please):

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Christopher Webster!!

As we mentioned above, there were a lot of contenders here, but Webster eventually won us over with his deftly-written script, “Hacked.”

The logline for the heart-pounding winning entry is as follows:

“When a chance encounter with a pop star brings seventeen-year-old Misty Hansen instant online fame, she thinks her dreams have come true. But after a series of pranks puts her life in danger, Misty discovers that getting noticed online can be a total nightmare, and
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Lrm Exclusive: Dark-web Semi-Finalist Announced!

Yesterday, we shared with you that we are very close to announcing the winner of our Dark-web Call-for-Submission.  The response has been outstanding and the quality and talent of all the participating writers has made it very difficult to select a winning script!  Today, we want to give credit to the semi-finalist.  One of these very talented writers will have the chance to work with the producers and creators of the hit movie Circle and will have their winning script produced and seen my millions of Lrm readers.  As previously announced, these semi-finalist will receive a copy of the newly released DVD for the hit movie Circle signed by some of the cast and crew from the film.  Congratulations to our semi-finalist and good luck!

Congratulations to the Dark Web Call-for-Submission Semi-Finalist!

Thomas Aguilar

Mitchell Boyce

Joel Brittain

Joseph Chaisson

Tendai Chigovanyika

Ian Conner

Julio Crespo

David Desio

Jacques Earley
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Cash Only is Not Only a Fantastic Thriller it's One of the Best Films of the Year

Year: 2015

Directors: Malik Bader

Writers: Nickola Shreli

IMDb: link

Trailer: link

Review by: Christopher Webster

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

In Cash Only, an Albanian-American landlord managing a rundown apartment complex full of free loading tenants, tries desperately to dig himself out of financial trouble only to find himself worse off at every turn. That's the plot of Malik Bader's crime thriller Cash Only in a nutshell, but it doesn't come close [Continued ...]
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Afm 2012: Zombie Polar Bears To Be Unleashed In Cold Patrol

The globalization of modern genre cinema has thrown up another interesting fish. Australian producer Pete Ford has hired ex Warner Brothers International president Wayne Duband and announced their first film together will be Russian action adventure Cold Patrol. Cold Patrol follows a dogsled team in the Arctic that discovers an abandoned Soviet town that has been overtaken by zombie polar bears. Of course. Produced by Ford's company Resolution Independent, Cold Patrol was written by Christopher Webster and will be directed by Nikolai Pigarev - who just directed the first Russian-language zombie movie, Meteletsa: Winter of the Dead, also produced by Ford.The film will be English-language and will shoot in late 2013 in the Arctic Circle. Ford has been fairly active in genre cinema in Australia, mostly at the...
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Cold Patrol To Bring Zombie Polar Bears to the Big Screen!

Some early news is developing for Cold Patrol. Nikolai Pigareve (Meteletsa: Winter of the Dead) will direct a script from Christopher Webster. This is a feature that is set in the Arctic Circle near an abandoned Russian town. Here, a virus spreads turning locals and animals into monsters. This film is loosely based on an "elite military dog team," which is based in this frostbitten area. Production will begin early in 2013. And, more details will follow. Director: Nikolai Pigarev. Writer: Christopher Webster. Producer: Pete Ford. *production will take place in several Baltic states and in actual Russian ghost towns. Source: Cold Patrol on Quiet Earth  |  |  Advertise Here - Contact me Michael Allen at 28Dla Subscribe to 28 Days Later: An Analysis Email Subscription

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Visions of the End: 30 post apocalyptic visions of the 21st Century

Disclaimer: These films are in no particular order and aren't all films I like. I wrote this post to be a companion piece to Kurt Halfyard's wonderful Brave New Worldview – 30 Science Fiction Films of the 21st Century posted over at Row Three, so read this and then piece it together with his and we think you'll have a pretty comprehensive list of important genre stuff from the new millennium to catch up with.

Here's the thing; we love the post apocalypse around here. No foolin'. For those of you just tuning in, Quiet Earth started life as a site dedicated to the genre. And while we cover the whole gamut of weird and wonderful genre film from around the globe now, we still like to think of ourselves as the go-to-guys on the subject. From Panic in the Year Zero, to Planet of the Apes, to The Postman, we've seen
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DVD Review: Deadgirl (2008)

Colin J reviews the horror flick.

Even after all these year, PR hype can still influence me. Before I received the press release for 2009's Deadgirl, I knew nothing of it. However, references to it as "groundbreaking" and a movie that "made headlines around the world" enticed me. Worst case scenario: I get a review out of it!

When high school students Ricky (Shiloh Fernandez) and Jt (Noah Segan) skip class, they head to an abandoned hospital to drink beer and smash stuff. As they explore the building, they find a shocking discovery: a nude girl (Jenny Spain) chained to a table and covered in plastic.

Ricky wants to get help, but Jt would prefer to keep her as a toy for a while. Ricky gets sidetracked from his plan to contact authorities and eventually Jt lures him back to the hospital to reveal a secret: the girl can't be killed.
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