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Sci-fi action thriller Crossbreed gets a trailer

A trailer has arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi action thriller Crossbreed, whcih is directed by Brandon Slagle, the film stars Stink Fisher, Daniel Baldwin, Vivica A. Fox, and Vernon Wells; check it out below…

In the near future, the President of the New United States of America hires a team of military veterans to retrieve a biological alien weapon from a top secret research facility orbiting the Earth.

The mission goes awry when it is revealed that the facility is being maintained by a double agent with allegiance both to the President as well as alien arms dealers. Facing an immeasurable task, team leader Adam “Boss” Ryker must face not only the heavily-armed personnel guarding the facility, but also the alien biological weapon itself…

Crossbreed features a cast that also includes Devanny Pinn, John T. Woods, Jason McNeil, Antoine Lanier, Brandyn T. Williams, Mu-Shaka Benson, Jason John Beebe, Michael McIntyre,
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Horror Highlights: Horror Library Volume 6 Excerpt, Exclusive Besetment Clip, Death Camp, Living Dead Dolls Resurrection XI, The Dead Next Door Blu-ray, Light Dawning

Kicking off today's Highlights is an excerpt from 's Horror Library Volume 6. Also: a new exclusive clip from Besetment, Death Camp foreign distribution details, a Living Dead Dolls Resurrection XI teaser video, The Dead Next Door Blu-ray release details, and information on Ty Arthur's new novel, Light Dawning.

Read an Excerpt from Horror Library Volume 6: Horror Library Volume 6 is now available from Cutting Block Books:

From Amazon: "The multiple Bram Stoker Award® nominated Horror Library anthology series is back!

Shepherded by new editor Eric J. Guignard -- himself a past Stoker winner -- Horror Library Volume 6 is imbued with a new level of literary energy and purpose. It features 27 brand new horror short stories, written by 27 different authors, including well-known pros and up-and-coming new talents.

As always, if you'd like a snapshot of where modern literary horror fiction is headed, you've found the right book.

Don't miss Horror Library
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Kylie Jenner Gives a Tour of Her Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Maybach on Snapchat -- See the Pics!

Kylie Jenner Gives a Tour of Her Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Maybach on Snapchat -- See the Pics!
Kylie Jenner is showing off her sweet rides.

The 19-year-old reality star took to Snapchat on Wednesday to give her followers a tour of a couple of the cars she's been hiding in her garage: a Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Maybach.

Watch: Kylie Jenner Shows Off New Bob on Snapchat: 'The Gag Is I Had to Cut Off All My Hair Today'

"I know I promised u guys a car tour," Jenner teased on the app before revealing the blue interior of her Rolls-Royce.

Watch: Kim Kardashian Feels 'So Left Out' as Her Sisters Rock All Burgundy Looks

"Black Chrome," she captioned an exterior pic of the car.

Watch: Kylie Jenner and Tyga Have a Red Hot Date Night in NYC

Next up on the tour was Jenner's Mercedes-Maybach, with a pink-and-white interior.

Watch: Kylie Jenner Sends Her Love to Bff Jordyn Woods After Father's Death: 'When You Cry, I Cry'

While Jenner has definitely spent a pretty penny on
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Review: ‘Dead Bullet’ is a Down and Dirty Revenge Drama

If you’ve seen writer/director Erik Reese‘s debut Train to Stockholm—a personal, introspective drama—the thought of him helming a down and dirty Nevadan desert revenger doesn’t necessarily come to mind. But that’s exactly what he’s done with Dead Bullet, the successful genre jump as good a calling card as any for his talents. Starting closer to his adopted home of Finland, Reese reworked a Scandinavian-set script that didn’t quite come together as he’d like for the sweltering heat and casino bells of his hometown in the American Midwest. Rather than being about millions of dollars, uncut heroin, or illegal weapons sold to the highest bidder, this tale surrounds one hundred thousand dollars in poker chips. Chump change to Hollywood, but everything to Bill Holden (John T. Woods).

Unafraid to throw us into his world of tough guys without remorse, we don
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A Gambler is Out of Luck in Exclusive Trailer for Erik Reese’s ‘Dead Bullet’

Coming off of the drug caper Down and Dangerous, which we covered upon its release, director Zak Forsman has shifted roles to executive produce the new feature Dead Bullet, which comes from the creative collective known as Sabi and stars John T. Woods. Written and directed by newcomer Erik Reese, we’re pleased to exclusive premiere the first trailer, which is bristling with frenetic energy and proves how one can achieve a high quality production value, despite being produced on a micro-budget.

The soundtrack for the Gary King-produced film also features 19 eclectic musical artists from the 60s and 70s as well as some modern-day hip-hop artists. The drama will have its world premiere next month at the Tucson Film and Music Festival, before hitting the festival circuit and hopefully be available to check out via streaming services in the not too distant future. In the meantime, check out the trailer
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Film Review: ‘Down and Dangerous’

Film Review: ‘Down and Dangerous’
The ’80s are back in cheap, imitative and soulless form with “Down and Dangerous,” a low-budget, Kickstarter-backed drug thriller from writer-director Zak Forsman. Relying on a synthesized score, over-saturated cinematography and frustratingly cliched dialogue, this is an extremely generic, truly empty tale of a drug smuggler involved with cops and criminals alike. Despite some initial teases in shot composition, nothing much sticks out beyond the generalities at play. It’s hard to believe the film will find much of an audience beyond its social-media backers.

The project’s weird background perhaps explains some of the limitations: Forsman’s father, Robert Sabbag, authored a 1998 memoir titled “Snowblind: A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade,” which was promptly bought for movie adaptation but has yet to make it to the screen. Unable to license the rights, Forsman instead crafted this original story made in his father’s honor, although there’s hardly anything original about it.
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A Pulpy Caper, Down and Dangerous Is 85 Minutes of Cheap Thrills

A Pulpy Caper, Down and Dangerous Is 85 Minutes of Cheap Thrills
Writer-director Zak Forsman's pulpy caper about a principled, immaculately bearded cocaine smuggler trying to outwit a crooked, fabulously bearded DEA agent channels decades of morally murky Los Angeles crime flicks from To Live and Die in L.A. to Heat to Drive.

But it's got a few sharp moves of its own, particularly when it digs into the ingenious how-to of sneaking contraband across the Mexican border.

Cinematographer Addison Brock III makes the golden days and swimming-pool-blue nights look stylish and expensive, and Deklun's synthy score pulses with phony but attractive urgency.

Things get wobbly when our lone-wolf smuggler (John T. Woods — the name matches the beard) forsakes his characteristic meticulousness to partner up with ...
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ABCs of Death 2 Contest Entry M is for Mundane Premieres

New England-based independent production company Wicked Bird Media is proud to present M is for Mundane, their submission for the ABCs of Death 2 ‘Search for the 26th Director’ contest. Watch and vote for M is for Mundane here. All you have to do is click the little “like” button above the video to cast your vote.

M is for Mundane stars John T. Woods (V/H/S/2, Mega Snake) … Continue reading →
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Film4 FrightFest 2013 Review - V/H/S/2

V/H/S/2, 2013.

Directed by Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto and Adam Wingard.

Starring Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, L.C. Holt, Simon Barrett, Mindy Robinson, Adam Wingard, Hannah Hughes, John T. Woods, Brian Udovich, Casey Adams, Jay Saunders and Bette Cassatt.


Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.

The first V/H/S received a lot of fan praise on the festival circuit and in its cinematic release earlier this year (well, from horror fans at least, we weren't keen), but there was a lot of critique made about the movie in terms of the the quality of each short. However all the buzz about its sequel V/H/S/2 has been centred around,
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V/H/S/2 Movie Review 2

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V/H/S/2 Movie Review 2
Title: V/H/S/2 Director: Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans, Jason Eisener Screenwriter: Simon Barrett, John Davies, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Jamie Nash, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto Cast: Keisly Abbott, Hannah Al Rashid, Devon Brookshire, Samantha Gracie, L.C. Holt, Hannah Huges, Kevin Hunt, Lawrence Michael Levine, Mindy Robinson, Jay Saunders, Adam Wingard, John T. Woods Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 5/16/13 Opens: July 12, 2013 Competing with Lucien Castaing Taylor and Verena Paravel’s look at fishermen “Leviathan” for worst movie this year so far and Raspberry awards-potential film, “V/H/S/2” has been considered by critics to date to be better than V/H/S, which preceded it. [ Read More ]

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‘Down and Dangerous’ Trailer is a Crowdfunded Cocaine Thriller

Haven’t heard of Down and Dangerous? You’re not alone. It features no big name stars (except Judd Nelson!), doesn’t come from an established director and hasn’t been anywhere near a studio, but the action thriller from Zak Forsman scored $38k through a slick KickStarter campaign (I hear they even auctioned off the C in the director’s first name). It was his pitch video that impressed then, and it’s the production’s trailer that impresses this time around. The plot focuses on an incredibly crafty cocaine smuggler (John T. Woods) stuck between the Feds, violent traffickers and a beautiful woman. No ground broken there, but the film comes directly from Forsman’s father’s experiences as a cocaine smuggler in the 1970s. Plus, the trailer is high quality in just about every regard, including its levels of Judd Nelson-ness: Why, it’s a veritable lesson in the cocaine trade. Down
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Watch: First Trailer for Kickstarter-Funded Film 'Down and Dangerous'

A smuggler bleeds like anyone else. He just gets more chances to prove it. I think what they prove here is how far you can go with a little bit of money. Our friends at The Film Stage have tipped us to a trailer for Down and Dangerous, directed by Zak Forsman and The Sabi Company, a cocaine smuggling drama starring John T. Woods (Heart of Now, S-vhs). Forsman is well known in the crowdfunding world for his many projects, but this is his latest, an impressively well-made microbudget crime thriller called Down and Dangerous that looks like it belongs at major film festivals. Give it a shot, you'll see it actually looks great. Watch the first official trailer for Zak Forsman's Down and Dangerous, found via The Film Stage: Always one step ahead of the Feds, Paul Boxer (Woods) is the most inventive and principled smuggler in the trade,
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Time Again (2012)

Directed by: Ray Karwel

Written by: Ray Karwel, C.S. Hill and Debbie Glovin

Starring: Angela Rachelle, John T. Woods, Tara Smoker, Scott F. Evans

"That was now. This is then." The resistible tagline for the poorly titled time travel yarn Time Again pretty much sums up the creativity and entertainment value found on screen.

Marlo (Angela Rachelle) and her sister Sam (Tara Smoker) work at a busy diner. Today is Sam’s birthday and her more adventurous sister wants to drive to Vegas after work to celebrate. But such a celebration isn’t in the cards. Minutes after Marlo leaves the diner for the evening, a violent shootout occurs and Sam is presumed dead. Six months later, Marlo becomes the target of Mr. Way (Scott F. Evans), whose attempt to kidnap her is thwarted by Detective Lym (John T. Woods). Apparently, Mr. Way, a shady businessman, believes Marlo possesses some
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Sci-fi action film Time Again picked up for worldwide release

Sci-fi action film Time Again has been acquired for worldwide distribution by Maxim Media International, it has been announced.

The project - with the tagline 'That was now, this is then' - is the directorial debut of Ray Karwel, who said: "Time Again is a tribute to the old school action movies; a cross between Die Hard and Time Cop with the feel of early action of John Woo and Jackie Chan."

A synopsis, casting details and trailer are included below.

The story sees a young waitress receiving strange coins for a tip and becoming inadvertently embroiled in an underworld battle with a notorious criminal that leads to her death. With the help of a mysterious old lady, the waitress's younger sister goes back in time in repeated attempts to save her from being murdered.

Time Again stars Hollywood veteran Gigi Perreau (Journey to the Center of Time, The Brady Bunch
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Golden Earrings and Running with Scissors: A Movie Review

Golden Earrings Poster*Warning: there be plot reveals below.

Director/writer: Marion Kerr.

Golden Earrings is an eighty minute feature film from Film Crewe Productions, which is currently on the film festival circuit. The film had a recent showing at the Dances with Films Film Festival June 8th and director Marion Kerr's (The Boston Strangler) Golden Earrings has been reviewed by Film Snobbery and Rogue Cinema. Now, the picture gets a review here and this independent cinema takes viewers on a journey to madness and isolation from a feminine perspective, with the mysterious disappearance of a young woman and friend leading to tragic events.

Filmsnobbery says of the conclusion in Golden Earrings: "a Hitchcockian ending that many other suspense writers should take a note from," but the tale begins at the start where five friends gather for a fun nite of pizza, drinking and ouija board playing. A fun,
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Shuffling off This Mortal Coil

"I had an actor once who was condemned to hang for stealing a sheep…. I got permission to have him hanged in the middle of a play…and you wouldn't believe it, he just wasn't convincing. It was impossible to suspend one's disbelief."—"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" by Tom Stoppard"In theater the death that happens offstage is the most real."—"An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening" by Mickle MaherIn onstage death scene can indeed be challenging. When I suggested writing on this topic, my editor recalled Francesca Annis' demise as Gertrude in "Hamlet," opposite Ralph Fiennes: "A sharp, instantaneous snap of the neck. Very dramatic, and also very silly."For Oregon Shakespeare Festival's current Gertrude, Greta Oglesby, being poisoned was initially intimidating because she'd never died onstage before. "It's not like I
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Golden Earrings to Shine Darkly at Dances with Films June 8th

Golden Earrings is a psychological thriller that is gearing up for a westcoast premiere at the Dances with Films Film Festival Tuesday, June 8th. This independent film has won "Best Horror Feature" at the Indie Spirit Film Festival and continues to build momentum with a "Hitchcockian style" of film directing from Marion Kerr (Golden). Have a look at a preview of a film where one woman's dependency on another causes a mysterious disappearance.

The synopsis for Golden Earrings:

""How well do you know your best friends? Golden Earrings is a psychological thriller about a young woman whose highly dependent relationship with her roommate is more than simple friendship. Ronnie and Sara are best friends and to Ronnie, Sara is more than just her friend. And when Sara disappears, Ronnie's world becomes unraveled as she copes with Sara's disappearance and her guilt over her own involvement. Sometimes your friends are
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BitterLawyer’s ‘Living the Dream’ Is A Water Cooler Gem’s smart web series Living the Dream isn’t about a bitter lawyer, or at least not yet. Set in a top New York City law firm, the series revolves around Nick Conley, a new hire from an average law school trying to fit in amongst the Ivy League legal elite. Nick, played by John T. Woods, never seems to triumph, a la The Life and Times of Tim. He constantly bumbles chances to kiss butt and kiss girls, but does deliver us a few decent laughs. He's a little too put together and good looking to be believable as the typical oddball that can't seem to fit in or get anything right, yet that has never stopped Hollywood before, and John is a quality actor that makes the most of the material. The production value is excellent and the vast majority of acting is on par with
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