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Eduardo Rodriguez to Helm New Haunted House Film Unwanted

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A mother and daughter discover that getting along with each other is the least of their worries when a frightening force haunts their home in Unwanted, a new horror film that will be directed by Eduardo Rodriguez (2013's Fright Night 2).

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (December 19, 2016) – Katia Winter (Fox’s Sleepy Hollow) and newcomer Ashley Jones will star in the horror-thriller Unwanted. Zach Avery (Fury) will co-star.

After the premature death of her estranged husband, Emma (Winter) regains custody of their young daughter Isla (Jones) and hopes to rebuild their relationship after many years apart. But when an evil entity begins to torment them, mother and daughter are forced to face the inexplicable presence that inhabits the walls of their new home.

Unwanted is directed by Eduardo Rodriguez (El Gringo, Fright Night 2) from a screenplay by Andrew Wong. Unwanted marks the first original horror film for Eduardo Rodriguez since Curandero,
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'Snow White' book trilogy set for film treatment

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Exclusive: Nordic young adult series, which has sold into more than 50 territories, will receive an English-language film adaptation.

The producers behind a smash Nordic noir book trilogy have lined up a production company and signed a Us publishing deal with giant Random House’s Crown Books imprint.

Zero Gravity Management in association with Elina Ahlback Agency will produce an English-language adaptation of Finnish author Salla Simukka’s [pictured] Snow White Trilogy, which has sold in more than 52 territories including the Us.

Producer Gudrun Giddings (Thale, Banshee Chapter) brokered the film production deal on behalf of Elina Ahlback Agency with Eric Williams on behalf of Zero Gravity.

Williams joins Giddings on the franchise as producer, alongside Simukka, whose books follow the adventures of 17-year-old Lumikki Andersson as she encounters money-launderers, religious cults and a stalker.

Elina Ahlback of Elina Ahlback Agency negotiated the publishing deal with Phoebe Yeh, vice-president, publisher, Crown Books/Random House.

“Salla Simukka
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Horror Channel announces Haunted Halloween Season

The Horror Channel has announced its special Haunted Halloween Season, presenting a selection of movies which will take possession of the nation’s TVs every night for two weeks in October – from Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st, at 9pm.

Sat 17 Oct @ 9pm – An American Haunting (2005) *Network Premiere

The wind whispers ominous warnings of death before a malevolent entity arrives to claim the life of a young girl as director/writer Courtney Solomon brings author Brent Monahan’s chilling, fact-based story of supernatural murder to the screen in this tale of terror starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek & James D’Arcy.

Sun 18 Oct @ 9pm – Dark Summer (2015) *UK TV Premiere

From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes a suspense thriller focusing on a 17-year-old boy, Daniel, on house arrest for stalking, Mona, a female classmate online. He thinks he has piggybacked his neighbours’ wireless signal but then things start to
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Banshee Chapter (2013) review

Reviewed by Kevin Scott

MoreHorror.com

Banshee Chapter (2013)

Written by: Blair Erickson, Daniel J. Healy

Directed by: Bair Erickson

Cast: Katia Winter (Ann Roland), Ted Levine (Thomas Blackburn), Michael McMillian (James Hirsch), Jenny Gabrielle (Callie), Vivian Nesbitt (Olivia Kmiec)

Banshee Chapter” exemplifies the phrase “Still Waters Run Deep”. The poster art lends to either some “Hellraiser” action with some skinned twisted Epicureans or it’s some sort of anatomical horror indie flick. I dunno. After writing a good many reviews by now, I always notice patterns about the things that I mention repeatedly. I realized that I’m a sucker for good poster art. That all too critical first impression that hooks you. “Banshee Chapter” ended up being nothing of what I thought it would be.

The opener shows a montage of legit footage about government mind control experiments. One in particular has been dubbed “Project MKUltra”. What singles this
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Banshee Chapter: Oculus Rift Edition Becomes First Film Released for Virtual Reality

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Banshee Chapter: Oculus Rift Edition Becomes First Film Released for Virtual Reality
Oculus Rift has changed the way gamers approach their virtual worlds, but the technology is also changing the film experience as well! The first feature film released for virtual reality, the award-winning horror film “Banshee Chapter,” will be distributed for free on Oculus Rift by Xlrator Media through independent development studio Jamwix’s Chimera software. “Banshee Chapter: Oculus Rift Edition” is available for free through Jamwix.com. Blair Erickson, Jamwix’s creative director and writer/director of “Banshee Chapter,” said, “This is an incredibly exciting moment for technology and entertainment. We were thrilled to begin unlocking the potential of the next generation storytelling experiences in virtual reality.” Here’s more about the film: “Winner of [ Read More ]

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'Banshee Chapter' Becomes First Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Movie

'Banshee Chapter' Becomes First Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Movie
The Banshee Chapter, which was released on VOD in December of 2013, has become the first 3D virtual reality movie made available for Facebook's Oculus Rift. The sci-fi horror thriller executive produced by Zachary Quinto is available on the platform starting today for free.

The film centers on a young, female journalist following the mysterious trail of a missing friend who had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. A fast-paced blend of fact and fiction, the film is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about programs run by the CIA. It is also loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond.

The film is distributed by XLrator Media and the Chimera Vr software used to power the experience was created by Jamwix. The Oculus Rift is currently only available to developers, but a consumer release is expected to be announced for
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‘Banshee Chapter’ First Virtual Reality Film To Hit Oculus Rift

‘Banshee Chapter’ First Virtual Reality Film To Hit Oculus Rift
Facebook’s Oculus Rift is getting its first 3D virtual reality feature film in Banshee Chapter, an indie sci-fi horror executive produced by Star Trek‘s Zachary Quinto that’s hitting the next-gen virtual reality platform today – for free.

The low budget frightener, loosely based on H.P. Lovecraft’s From Beyond, tracks a journalist investigating the disappearance of her old college friend and his ties to a secret experimental drug. Silence of the Lambs‘ Ted Levine, Sleepy Hollow‘s Katia Winter and True Blood‘s Michael McMillian star for first time director Blair Erickson in the film produced by Sunchaser Entertainment’s Stephanie Riggs and Before the Door’s Corey Moosa and Sean Akers, and Christian Arnold-Beutel.

Banshee Chapter debuted last December on VOD to modest fanfare. But that was before Facebook bought Oculus Rift in a $2 billion deal, heralding it as the next big thing in social communications and entertainment.
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Featurette for first feature length virtual reality movie, Banshee Chapter

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In 2013, the movie Banshee Chapter was released on VOD to little fanfare. The horror movie starring Ted Levine and Sleepy Hollow's Katia Winter was fairly well-regarded in the horror community but became another forgotten film in the heaps released each year. Now, Banshee Chapter is becoming a topic of conversation again thanks to being converted into the first feature length virtual reality film. Jamwix has released a featurette showing how this small film is being enhanced and altered to...
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The Road to FrightFest – Reflections on the Darkside of the Moon Part 2: Christian Arnold-Beutel

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Every once in a while we writers are fortunate to discover a story of determination and passion that inspires us, and reminds us of why we wanted to write about film.

For that reason is to bring experiences and stories such as the one behind the making of Shockwave Darkside 3D to the forefront so that they don’t go untold.

What better way to hear the stories and experience than through the personal reflections of writer-director Jay Weisman and producer Christian Arnold-Beutel and their own creative war that mirrors the last great war raging on the moon in their contribution to a grand genre.

You can read Jay’s introduction here.

HeyUGuys,

Early 2010 I was approached by my U.S producing partners with a script that felt to me like a sci-fi mix of Paranormal Activity meets Saving Private Ryan set on the moon. It was a rather ambitious
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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – July 7th 2014

I’m back! It’s been a long time and I apologise for that, moving house turned out to be a far far longer process than I anticipated or had been led to believe. Three weeks turned into six, six weeks turned into three months and now here we are.

Aside from the length of time it takes, moving house was a real eye opener in other areas too. Specifically in terms of how I inform you week on week of all of this wonderful content available to stream and then how you have to put up with lacklustre delivery from various ISPs. I was living in someone else’s house on a connection that was not my own, not wanting to name names but there is one of the big three ISP’s in the UK which boasts about having one of, if not the, fastest broadband delivery on
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Fantasia Announces 2014 Off-Frontieres Film Market Selections

Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival, widely acclaimed as one of the largest and most influential genre film festivals in the world, has just announced the Off-Frontières selections of the fourth edition of its Frontières International Co-Production Market.

Read on for a complete listing of all the titles being pitched at the event!

From the Press Release

Following the selection of the official Frontières line-up of film projects for the Frontières International Co-Production Market, another 12 projects have been chosen for the return of the Off-Frontières selection, for the market’s 4th edition.

The Off-Frontières projects line-up features a predominance of Canadian projects, complemented by projects from American, Mexican, Irish, British, French, German and Australian directors and producers. Highlights include the next features by Dario Argento (Suspiria) and by Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky), as well as follow-up features by Fantasia alumni Rob Grant (Mon Ami), Pat Kiely (Who Is Kk Downey?), Kerry Prior
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Latest The Control Group One-Sheet All About Structure

A new one-sheet is here for the Peter Hurd directed horror flick, The Control Group, and it's home to well... a new home. What horrors lurk inside? We'll be finding out soon enough!

The flick stars Brad Dourif (Urban Legend, Lord of the Rings, Rob Zombie's Halloween, Halloween 2, Child's Play) along with Monique Candelaria (10 Years, AMC's "Breaking Bad," and soon to be released The Banshee Chapter), Taso N. Stavrakis (Day of the Dead) and Jenna Enemy of the band Cemetery Lights.

Synopsis

Five college students wake up in an abandoned insane asylum and soon discover that they're part of a sinister government experiment. However, when a supernatural force takes control of the corpses in the asylum, the teens' captors become their reluctant allies in a struggle for survival.

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‘Banshee Chapter’ DVD Review

Stars: Katia Winder, Michael McMillian, Ted Levine | Written and Directed by Blair Erickson

The Banshee Chapter follows journalist, Anna (Winter) who is investigating the disappearance of her friend James (McMillan). James has been experimenting with strange drugs that the Us military used in real life experiments in the 1960s. These experiments had very weird and sinister results, of course, so as Anna goes about her investigation, weird and sinister things begin to happen to her too. I really liked this. It’s got quite a bit going on, including but not limited to archival footage both fictional and real, strange referencing of real life cultural figures and Lovecraftian horrors from beyond the veil. As such, it was a little unpredictable, which I liked.

Whilst we know what beats and tropes to expect from a film involving zombies or creepy children or vampires, there isn’t really an established dialogue for
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The Hey U Guys Instant Watching Guide – January 27th 2014

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This week’s best new releases on all the Instant Watching platforms.

Spring Breakers (2013)

Harmony Korine’s critical darling from last year is likely to be talked about and discussed for a good long while yet. Holding up an uncomfortable mirror to our youth, Spring Breakers works on a lot of levels not only does it work as a surface level tale of four out of control girls on a debauched trip in Florida but it also works as a story about the spiritual death and rebirth of Generation Y and asks some important questions about how post war culture evolved into something where our youth think licking power tools in music videos is something to aspire to.

There is a scene fairly early on where the two most rebellious of our heroines sit in class discussing oral sex on paper as their tutor drones on about world war two,
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The Banshee Chapter DVD Review

Director: Blair Erickson,

Starring: Katia Winter, Ted Levine, Michael McMillian,

Running Time: 87 Minutes

Certificate: 18

The Banshee Chapter adds a fictional Lovecraftian spin on the true events surrounding Project MKUltra, in which the Us government carried out tests which were often illegal. It’s an interesting set-up, but the film soon finds its own footing for a genuinely scary mix of found-footage and traditional scares.

It all begins in traditional found-footage style, with clips from a young man, James (McMillian), trying out a new drug he’s been sent. After some strange occurrences that highlight Blair’s ability to crank up tension to unbearable levels, the film then reveals itself to be a documentary from James’ old flame and college buddy Anne (Winter), as she investigates James’ disappearance. Simple enough, but in what is a big distraction, the film soon gives up on the whole found-footage and documentary style.

For many,
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The Banshee Chapter to Uncover Government Secrets with DVD Release

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The Banshee Chapter to Uncover Government Secrets with DVD Release
The Banshee Chapter‘ is set to uncover the secrets of government experiments with its upcoming DVD release. The horror thriller’s home release, which is being distributed by XLrator Media, comes after it hit theaters on January 10, and was released on VOD on December 12. Zachary Quinto and his production company, Before The Door Pictures, along with his co-producers from ‘Margin Call’ and ‘All Is Lost,’ produced ‘The Banshee Chapter.’ The thriller marks the feature film writing and directing debuts of filmmaker Blair Erickson. Before venturing into films, the helmer was known for serving as the creative Director of Omnicom’s high-tech interactive agency Millions of Us. Some of his other [ Read More ]

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Podcast: 2014 Golden Globes Predictions, Waffles, Pancakes and 'The Banshee Chapter'

With nothing too exciting hitting theaters this Friday episode of the podcast is light on reviews, but we do have 2014 Golden Globes predictions to make and Laremy did watch The Banshee Chapter. Plus we answer some more of your questions and voicemails and keep things rolling into an extended game segment including a new edition of Watch This or Watch That. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is
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The Banshee Chapter Movie Review

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The Banshee Chapter Movie Review
Title: The Banshee Chapter Director: Blair Erickson Starring: Ted Levine (‘The Silence of the Lambs’), Katia Winter (‘Sleepy Hollow’) and Michael McMillian (‘True Blood’) The most daring, curious people often set out to expose the truth in long-standing mysteries, as they yearn to solve conflicts and bring closure to long debated ambiguities. This is certainly the case for the main character, Anne Roland, in the new independent horror thriller, ‘The Banshee Chapter,’ which is now available on VOD and opens in select theaters on January 10. First-time feature filmmaker Blair Erickson, who both wrote and directed the movie, created a determined protagonist, played by Katia Winter, who will stop at [ Read More ]

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The Banshee Chapter (2013) Review

The film The Banshee Chapter directed and cowritten by newcomer Blair Erickson with a story written by equally unknown Daniel J. Healy uses the foundation of historical facts surrounding 1950s CIA project MKUltra as the jumping off point of The Banshee Chapter distributed by XLrator Media (also responsible for such films as Bigfoot The Lost Coast Tapes (2012) Under the Bed (2013) and American Mary (2013). XLrator has a penchant for off the wall horror films and thrillers and The Banshee Chapter is no exception. Kudos to the talent scouts at XLrator as they seem to have a pretty good eye.
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The Banshee Chapter Review

There’s nothing like a good scare to get the blood flowing, am I right horror fans? While a film’s story keeps us engaged, its ability to scare us silly is what keeps us on our toes, covered in a blanket, and clinging to the closest arm. Now, there are a few ways to go about spooking viewers – and not all work. Anybody can orchestrate a jump scare, which makes them sometimes more frustrating than enjoyable, but to string together a chain of pure, atmospherically beneficial jump scares, that’s where excitement comes into play. As a horror fan who hates cheap scares and lame tactics that undoubtedly jolt viewers anyway, I’ve got to hand it to first time writer/director Blair Erickson on his first feature The Banshee Chapter, a supernatural thriller that almost gave me a damn heart attack.

After the disappearance of fellow journalist/close
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