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Film News Roundup: Shia Labeouf to Star in David Ayer’s Thriller ‘Tax Collector’

Film News Roundup: Shia Labeouf to Star in David Ayer’s Thriller ‘Tax Collector’
In today’s film news roundup, Shia Labeouf is starring in “Tax Collector,” Scout Taylor-Compton joins “Abeyance,” and streaming service Docsville is expanding.

Castings

Shia Labeouf and Bobby Soto are starring in David Ayer’s crime thriller “Tax Collector,” which will be shot in Los Angeles this summer.

Cross Creek Pictures is financing “Tax Collector,” a co-production between Cross Creek and Cedar Park Entertainment, Ayer’s production company. Ayer and Chris Long of Cedar Park are the producers. The filmmakers are keeping the logline under wraps.

Ayer’s directing credits include “End of Watch,” “Sabotage,” “Fury,” “Suicide Squad,” and “Bright.” Labeouf worked with Ayer in the World War II action-drama “Fury.” Labeouf’s show business drama “Honey Boy” is in post-production.

Cross Creek is repped by CAA Media Finance and Schuyler Moore of Greenberg Glusker Fields. Cedar Park, Ayer, and Long are repped by CAA. The news was first reported by Deadline.
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Film News Roundup: Shia Labeouf to Star in David Ayer’s Thriller ‘Tax Collector’

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Film News Roundup: Shia Labeouf to Star in David Ayer’s Thriller ‘Tax Collector’
In today’s film news roundup, Shia Labeouf is starring in “Tax Collector,” Scout Taylor-Compton joins “Abeyance,” and streaming service Docsville is expanding.

Castings

Shia Labeouf and Bobby Soto are starring in David Ayer’s crime thriller “Tax Collector,” which will be shot in Los Angeles this summer.

Cross Creek Pictures is financing “Tax Collector,” a co-production between Cross Creek and Cedar Park Entertainment, Ayer’s production company. Ayer and Chris Long of Cedar Park are the producers. The filmmakers are keeping the logline under wraps.

Ayer’s directing credits include “End of Watch,” “Sabotage,” “Fury,” “Suicide Squad,” and “Bright.” Labeouf worked with Ayer in the World War II action-drama “Fury.” Labeouf’s show business drama “Honey Boy” is in post-production.

Cross Creek is repped by CAA Media Finance and Schuyler Moore of Greenberg Glusker Fields. Cedar Park, Ayer, and Long are repped by CAA. The news was first reported by Deadline.
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Interview: Acting legend Mel Novak

Mel Novak is an action star who is best known for his performance as Stick the Assassin in Bruce Lee’s final film Game of Death (1978). Having starred in more than 60 feature films, he has given no indication that he is slowing down and following on for the success of Syndicate Smasher (2017) Mel has several new projects which are due for release soon. I got a chance to ask Mel as few questions about how he got into acting, doing his own fight scenes, stunts and whether there are any characters he like an opportunity to portray on screen again…

How did you first get into acting originally?

I had initially acted in some plays in school and a couple in local theatres. In La, I got a job with an insurance company as a bodily injury claims adjuster. It was there that I met a gal that set up
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‘Holy Terror’ Review

Stars: Scott Butler, Kelly Lynn Reiter, Jesse Hlubik, Kristine DeBell, Nicole Olson, Lisa London, Mel Novak, Vida Ghaffari | Written and Directed by Rich Mallery

What do you get when you take a bevy of actresses from 80s sex comedies, the villain from Game of Death & Black Belt Jones, and some of the cast & crew of Samurai Cop 2? You get the brand-new exorcism movie Holy Terror – from writer/director Rich Mallery (Sociopathia) and executive-producer Gregory Hatanaka (who helmed Samurai Cop 2 from a script co-written by Mallery).

Believing the strange disturbances in their home are their deceased son reaching out from the other side, Molly (Reiter) and Tom (Hlubik) ask a medium (London) to make contact. But instead of their child, the three accidentally invite a vengeful demon to cross over. After the demon violently possesses Molly’s younger sister (Olson), the couple enlists the help of a disgraced priest (Butler) and
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Demonic Possession Thriller Holy Terror Descends on the NoHo 7 for its World Premiere

Holy Terror “The Devil is Real” Los Angeles, CA – Holy Terror is a film from production house CineRidge Entertainment, the same production company behind Samurai Cop 2 (2015). Holy Terror was developed by writer and director Rich Mallery (Sociopathia, 2015). As well. the film stars: Mel Novak (Game of Death), Vida Ghaffari (“The Mindy …

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Holy Terror Set to Possess Los Angeles this March 28th (World Premiere)!

Holy Terror is slated for a World Premiere. This supernatural thriller will show in Los Angeles, on March 28th. This film, from director Rich Mallery, stars: Mel Novak (Game of Death), Vida Ghaffari (“The Mindy Project”), Kristine DeBell, Lisa London and Kelly Reiter. In the film, contact is made with the other side and this contact leads to demonic possession. As well, this indie horror title will be available through Video-on-demand platforms in early April. A preview for the film's launch is hosted here. A tragedy has occurred within a family. They have lost their son, but they do not want to let go. They decide to make contact with him. However, a demon lays in wait and it crosses over, to possess the entire family! The World Premiere will take place in downtown La. At the Laemmle NoHo 7, cast and crew will attend the film's theatrical showing. Hopefully, reviews
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Trailer & Poster for new exorcism horror ‘Holy Terror’

What do you get when you take a bevy of actresses from 80s sex comedies, the villain from Game of Death & Black Belt Jones, and some of the cast & crew of Samurai Cop 2? You get the brand-new exorcism movie Holy Terror – which is urrently in post production via Cineridge Entertainment.

Believing the strange disturbances in their home are their deceased son reaching out from the other side, Molly (Reiter) and Tom (Hlubik) ask a medium (London) to make contact. But instead of their child, the three accidentally invite a vengeful demon to cross over. After the demon violently possesses Molly’s younger sister (Olson), the couple enlists the help of a disgraced priest (Butler) and his mentor Sister Catherine (DeBell) to attempt a dangerous exorcism.

Holy Terror comes from writer/director Rich Mallery (Sociopathia) and is executive-produced by Gregory Hatanaka (who helmed Samurai Cop 2 from a script co-written by Mallery) and stars MeatballsKristine DeBell,
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'Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance' a Sold Out Smash in Hollywood

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MoreHorror was on the scene in Hollywood at an exclusive advanced screening of the sold out Hollywood hit Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance.

The screenings sold out on October 9 and 10, 2015. Please check out some photos of the event from John Cox/Polymedia Photography as well as video interviews with some of the stars and the director, below the event details.

Cinema Epoch presented exclusive sold out screenings of award-winning filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka’s Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance on Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th at the Laemmle Noho Theatre at 7:20 pm. Hatanaka (Mad Cowgirl, Blue Dream) and the stars of the film conducted a Q and A after the film on both nights. The Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance website will go live next week for merchandise and updates. The film is then traveling to other cities, including New York, Austin, Denver, Portland, Chicago, Winchester,
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'Natural Born Filmmakers' Premieres at the Action on Film International Film Festival on September 19, 2015

Natural Born Filmmakers” had its World Premiere at the Action on Film International Film Festival on September 19, 2015 at 4:00 Pm on the upper floor of the Krikorian Theatre at 410 S. Myrtle Ave Monrovia CA 91016.

Natural Born Filmmakers”, written and directed by Steve Oakley, has been nominated for Best Comedy-Feature at Del Weston’s 2015 Action on Film International Film Festival.

Described as both a cautionary tale as well as a spoof, "Natural Born Filmmakers" puts a searing magnifying glass on the workings of Hollywood as it reveals what happens when you mix naive producers, shady investors and carefully calculated contracts. The resulting mix of horror and hilarity makes for a thrilling rollercoaster ride of raging hostilities, blazing guns and…did we mention zombies? To see the Nbf trailer, please visit: https://youtu.be/BsoPaGkaFFw

Natural Born Filmmakers has an ensemble cast of renowned actors—many of them horror genre favorites—including
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'Natural Born Filmmakers' Nominated for Best Comedy Feature at the 2015 Action On Film International Film Festival

Natural Born Filmmakers, written and directed by Steve Oakley, has been nominated for Best Comedy-Feature at Del Weston’s 2015 Action On Film International Film Festival.

Natural Born Filmmakers” will have its World Premiere at Aof on September 19, 2015 at 4:00 Pm on the upper floor of the Krikorian Theatre at 410 S. Myrtle Ave Monrovia CA 91016. Tickets are available by clinking the link here.

Horror comes to Hollywood in more ways than one in the story of two filmmakers and their Hollywood dream that turns into a nightmare, replete with zombies.

Described as both a cautionary tale as well as a spoof, "Natural Born Filmmakers" puts a searing magnifying glass on the workings of Hollywood as it reveals what happens when you mix naive producers, shady investors and carefully calculated contracts. And it does it all with a wry sense of self-awareness that hasn’t been captured since “The Bad and the Beautiful.
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Dawna Lee Heising interviews Vida Ghaffari about Garden Party Massacre and more

by MoreHorror.com

Horror meets hilarity in award-winning Gregory Blair’s new film Garden Party Massacre and cast members Dawna Lee Heising and Vida Ghaffari reveal a little bit about the project and their characters in this interview filmed at the City Beat Live mixer August 1st, 2015.

Garden Party Massacre tells the riotous tale of a friendly backyard gathering that goes hilariously awry when an unexpected guest arrives. With a pickaxe. And an attitude. Vida Ghaffari plays Reena, the sassy fashionista Reena and Dawna plays Melanie—“the Milf from hell”.

Garden Party Massacre is a fast-paced, wacky romp in the vein of Shaun of the Dead and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil and both ladies get their share of the fun.

The cast also includes other familiar names in comedy and horror as well as some fresh faces: Andy Gates (“Grimm”, “The Young and the Restless”, etc.), Nichole Bagby (“My Crazy Roommate
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Exclusive: Jared Masters signs three-picture deal

by Gerald Beanery

MoreHorror.com

You can expect another three films from Hollywood’s youngest auteur, Jared Masters. He’s already made 9 features and the fact that he’s making another three for next year is not surprising. Some have called him the Prince of Horror Erotica or the Woody Allen of Horror, but his nickname is unimportant, the fact that cult film goddess Bouvier is coming back to the silver screen in Blood Tulip is important! She’ll star as Starla, a beautiful artist and model that must save her twin sister, who got kidnapped and sold into the Holland sex trade. She’ll also have to recover her uncle’s stolen 17th century painting.

It’s a picture bringing awareness to human trafficking and how horrible the holocaust was. The film also features Dawna Lee Heising and Anthony Usewicz. Plus, rumored to be featured are; Art Roberts, LeJon,
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Twenty Questions with Kristin West

By Mike Thomas

MoreHorror.com

Today we have the honor to speak with a very versatile performer. Fearless, she is adept in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes. She’s done shocking films, like Circus of the Dead, as well as cerebral projects like her Award-Winning Phoenix Song. We are honored to talk to Kristin West.

Thank you for taking the time to speak with us.

Mh: You have such an innocent face. How did you get connected with horror?

Kristin: Many of my opportunities have been in horror and as my mother always says, “Walk through the open door.” As to having an “innocent face,” I’ve been told that before and it always makes me chuckle. I’ve been called angel-faced, baby-faced, and cherubic—but then some find my eyes a bit sinister. I like playing with that.

Mh: What drew you to horror?
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'Seeking Valentina,' a new short currently in post production

A new psychological short film, "Seeking Valentina," is currently in post production. The film is an intelligent psychological thriller that deals with many current hot button social issues. It is cast largely against type. Seeking Valentina wants us to not only be entertained by a great story, but to think for ourselves, as well.

Check out the details and some exclusive stills below.

From The Press Release

Much of "Seeking Valentina," was shot in Big Bear CA. Seeking Valentina, written and directed by Armin Nasseri, follows Benjamin (played by Ali Bavarian), a Jewish Iranian-American writer, in the pangs of grief. When Benjamin takes in a whimsical and an engaging tenant and she mysteriously disappears, it is for the audience to decide is she a ghost, a hallucination, a dream or a runaway.

Kristin West (Hell's Kitty, Circus of the Dead), Nasseri's producing partner, also plays the title role of Valentina.
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Style Fashion Week L.A. Skin Tone Arrivals, Backstage and Runway Pics

We have added a set pictures from the event Style Fashion Week L.A. Spring/Summer 2015 during the Skin Tone arrivals, backstage and runway show. Guests included Desiree Glover and Erin Green, Desiree Glover, Erin Green and Sam Sarpong, Model, Enrique Godoy Ynzenga, Rocco Leo Gaglioti and Alan Mc Cune, Models, Sam Sarpong, Erin Green and Skin Tone Models, Vida Ghaffari, Erin Green and Sam SarponG. Desiree Glover and Erin Green – Style Fashion Week L.A. Spring/Summer 2015 – Skin Tone – Arrivals, Backstage and Runway – The Reef La – Los Angeles, CA, USA Photo is copyright by Gisele Rebeiro […]
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Shooting begins on 'Natural Born Filmmaker'

Hollywood Skewers Itself in a Dark, Snarky Film About The Horrors of Filmmaking

Horror comes to Hollywood in more ways than one in Grunder Oakley Productions’ “National Born Filmmaker,” which has begun shooting this month. “National Born Filmmaker” focuses on the story of two filmmakers as their Hollywood dream that turns into a nightmare. Zombies included.

Described as both a cautionary tale as well as a spoof, "Natural Born Filmmaker" puts a searing magnifying glass on the workings of Hollywood as it reveals what happens when you mix naive producers, shady investors and carefully calculated contracts. And it does it all with a wry sense of self-awareness that hasn’t been captured since “The Bad and the Beautiful.” The resulting mix of horror and hilarity makes for a thrilling rollercoaster ride of raging hostilities, blazing guns and…did we mention zombies?

Natural Born Filmmaker” has an ensemble cast of renowned
See full article at MoreHorror »

Exclusive: MoreHorror sits down With Innovative Director Mark Savage

By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Our MoreHorror in Hollywood correspondent Dawna Lee Heising recently sat down with progressive film-maker Mark Savage for an exclusive video interview.

Savage is set to direct Circus of Dread, starring Domiziano Arcangeli, Bill Oberst Jr., Vida Ghaffari and featuring Dawna Lee Heising, Rich Goteri and Jasi Cotton Lanier.

Initially garnishing notoriety as an underground cult filmmaker, Savage specialized in brutal, gory psychological thrillers and horror movies. He's directed dozens of short films and started helming the camera at age 14 before moving on to feature films, commercials, music videos, and industrial films.

Also currently in post production from Savage is Pond Scum, a film about "A wronged woman heads for Los Angeles to settle a score with an ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately, her plans are upended by a chance and brutal encounter with a monstrous killer/rapist. Also upended are his grisly plans for her because she is
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MoreHorror In Hollywood: Interview With Actress Vida Ghaffari

By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

MoreHorror In Hollywood Interviews Vida Ghaffari: Video Interview by Dawna Lee Heising

Vida Ghaffari is one of the stars of the upcoming macabre film "Circus of Dread" from Savage Cinema and Dismal Productions.

Circus of Dread was written and directed by legendary indie Aussie filmmaker Mark Savage. Domiziano Arcangeli and Bill Oberst Jr. also star in "Circus of Dread" and Dawna Lee Heising is a member of the Circus.

The segment was filmed and edited by John Cox. Watch the full interview by Dawna Lee Heising embedded below the official bio of Vida Ghaffari. Also, be sure to check out our official MoreHorror Youtube Page for more video interview's of your favorite horror actors, actresses, directors and more!

Vida Ghaffari Bio:

Vida Ghaffari has been active on the Tinsel town scene as an actress and a reporter. This comedic powerhouse just landed a co-starring
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MoreHorror Spotlight: Interview with Dawna Lee Heising

Interviewed by Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com

Michael Juvinall: I wanted to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk with me for a little bit. I really do appreciate it.

Dawna Lee Heising: I appreciate you wanting to talk to me and actually, I'm used to doing interviews but I've never been interviewed before so this is a little nerve racking for me, my manager said it would be really good to do it now because so many things are happening.

Mj: First of all, I wanted to ask you, I was doing a little bit of research on you and discovered you have a BA, you have a master’s degree and you have a PhD in business management. It's very impressive.

Dlh: Thank you, First of all, I started out as a swimsuit model, no actually, I started out in school. I went
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'Circus of Dread' Teaser Poster Released

By MoreHorror.com

Freaks get ready to unite, because the upcoming macabre film Circus of Dread is in full swing.

Teaser Poster art for the movie, Directed by Mark Savage and starring Bill Oberst Jr., Domiziano Arcangeli, Vida Ghaffari, Richard Goteri, Dawna Lee Heising, and Jasi Cotton Lanier has just been unleashed.

The design was created by Santiago Caruso and sports a wonderfully crafted 'freak show' illustration.

Check out a larger version of the teaser below, and be sure to keep your eyes fixed on MoreHorror.com for more details about this flick as they become available.

Short Synopsis

"Two brothers - one a priest, one a career criminal - find bloody salvation in a mysterious underground carnival."

Savage's influences for Circus Of Dread is the dark underground world of sideshow exploitation and include the 1932 Tod Browning film Freaks, the long history of so-called 'Freak Shows' exhibiting 'human oddities' for profit,
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