Category: Horror

 

FANGORIA x MONSTER FEST in association with Rialto Distribution will host a Double Feature that harks back to the classic era of Aussie Drive-In programming with THE WRETCHED + IT FOLLOWS at Queensland’s historic Yatala Drive-In on Saturday 6th of June.

Fresh from US theatrical release where its just spent a fourth week as the No.1 film at the box office, The Butcher Brothers‘ rural horror meets nightmarish fairytale THE WRETCHED! After an incident in school sees him shipped off to a small coastal town to work in his father’s dockside custodial business, a defiant teenage boy, Ben (John-Paul Howard) faces off against a child-eating swamp witch, who is living beneath the skin of and posing as the woman next door.

For the first-time on the Drive-In screen, David Robert Mitchell’s 2014 cult classic and artful psychosexual horror IT FOLLOWS. For 19-year–old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.

 

WHEN
Saturday 6th of June 8:30pm

WHERE

YATALA DRIVE-IN
100 Stapylton Jacobs Well Rd
Stapylton QLD

TICKETS

https://fivestarcinemas.com.au/drive-in/movie/the-wretched–it-follows

 

Director/producer Craig Singer (Dark Ride, Perkins ’14) has debuted the first look at his latest horror film 6:45.  The time loop slasher follows a young couple in love who take a romantic weekend getaway to an island where things go terribly wrong.   Singer has released new stills and a teaser as the film completes post-production.

6:45 stars Michael Reed (The Haunting of Alice D, The Disco Exorcist), Augie Duke (Exit 0), Armen Garo (The Departed), Thomas G. Waites (The Thing, The Warriors), boxing Hall of Famer-turned-actor Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, hip-hop DJ The 45 King, and Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma (“Love & Hip Hop: New York”). Singer directed and produced from a script by Robert Dean Klein.  6:45 was lensed by Lucas Pitassi and edited by Sam Sam Adelman, with a score from Kostas Christides.

Bobby Patterson is hoping a weekend getaway will save his rocky relationship with his girlfriend Jules Rables. The couple arrives in the quiet island resort of Bog Grove. To their bewilderment, the sleepy beach town is curiously deserted and they quickly learn about the deadly history that’s about to repeat itself. Bobby’s struggles with Jules are cast aside in order to overcome a dementing cycle of terror they find themselves trapped in. No matter what he does to try to avoid it, he and his girlfriend wake up at 6:45 each morning to the same nightmarish chain of events that lead to them being viciously murdered.
6:45 wrapped production on Valentine’s Day and is aiming for a premiere in the fall.

“6:45” Teaser from Sam Adelman on Vimeo.

Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.

ANTEBELLUM is a terrifying new thriller from the producer of the acclaimed films GET OUT and US, and groundbreaking directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz (Bush+Renz) – an exciting new voice in filmmaking.

ANTEBELLUM is directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz and stars Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Keirsey Clemons and Gabourey Sidibe

ANTEBELLUM is in cinemas August 20, 2020.

 

Following the successful UK release of Julian Richards award winning horror REBORN, MVD have announced that the US DVD and Blu-ray release will be July 14th, with Raven Banner  preparing to release in Canada on March 19th.

Screening at 54 festivals and winning 15 awards REBORN stars Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Michael Pare (Streets Of Fire), Chaz Bono (Three From Hell), Rae Dawn Chong (Commando), Monte Markham (We Are Still Here) and Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) in a contemporary Frankenstein story about a stillborn girl brought to life by an electrical storm and abducted from hospital by a morgue attendant. On her sixteenth birthday, empowered with the gift to manipulate electricity, she escapes her captor and sets out to find her birth mother leaving a trail of destruction behind her.

UK fans can by buy the DVD from May 11th when it will become available at Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, HMV and Amazon.

 

Two ghost hunters are called upon a distressed family who claim they are being tormented by an evil spirit known in their local town as The Candy Witch. But as the mystery of her curse is uncovered, surprising and sinister turns are discovered around The Candy Witch’s identity. Their hardest case yet, can they solve this evil curse before more people are killed by the demonic spirit?

From writer-director Rebecca J.Matthews (Pet Graveyard), and starring Kate Lush, Abi Casson Thompson, Heather Jackson and Richard D Myers, The Candy Witch serves up sweet death June 9 on DVD and Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment.

 

Supernatural’s Richard Speight Jr demands to be Driven  this June!

Emerson Graham’s nights as a cab driver are filled with annoyances and inconveniences, but until tonight, never attacks and disappearances. After picking up a mysterious passenger her evening goes from working a job to performing a quest as they must race against the clock to stop demons from invading the world.

Casey Dillard wrote and stars in a film by Glenn Payne, co-starring Richard Speight Jr (“Supernatural”, “Band of Brothers”), Jessica Harthcock (Ender’s Game), Nicholas Roylance (“Punishment!”), Andy Field (Avengers : Endgame), Bill Luckett (Battlecreek), and Leah Hudspeth (“The Resident”). Driven arrives on DVD and Digital June 16 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

 

One of the great initiates that has started up during our pandemic lockdown is that Monster Pictures have re-started their Friday Night Frights but are doing it online. The film screening tonight is the deserved Australian cult classic SheBorg Massacre. We decided that was the perfect excuse to catch up with filmmaker Daniel Armstrong who since directing SheBorg Massacre has also released Tarnation and is currently in post-production for his latest film Nova Star.

“Hopefully it will help kick a few of the lockdown blues in the nuts,” says Armstrong laughing when we begin to talk about SheBorg Massacre being part of Friday Night Frights. “I only found out about a few days ago, but it should be pretty fun… it should be pretty cool. I checked out Cat Sick Blues when it was on the other week, it is a good thing to do when you are a stuck at home, let the internet entertain you.”

As our discussion goes on we start to think back to the early days of when SheBorg Massacre was still in its infancy. “That is going back to far,” he says laughing again. “I think we shot in 2015 so I probably would have written it back in early 2014. What I remember is coming up with a title – originally it was called SheBorg Prison Massacre. I thought ‘that is the best name for a film, I should write that.’ So I remember writing that and then we couldn’t find a prison or something that looked like a prison to shoot in, but we did know a guy that had a farm that looked like a puppy farm. They were actually old chicken coops but we thought it looked like a really dodgy puppy farm.”

“So then I changed the name to Sheborg Puppy Farm Massacre and then we dropped the Puppy Farm part because it offended too many people,” he says continuing. “Then it became SheBorg Massacre. But yeah it started with a title.”

Despite the film being made on a micro-budget the film does actually contain actual stunts. At one point a car is crashed into a tree and at another point actress Whitney Duff is left climbing on the side of a moving van. That led me to ask how Armstrong shot stunts like that while filming on such a low budget. “To drive into the tree we just had an insane person who was willing to drive a car into a tree,” he explains. “So we just did that for real, we actually drove the car into the tree. With the van stunt we actually got a stunt co-ordinator and we got him in for the day and Whitney is actually wired onto that car. She was talked to about how the best way to do it but otherwise the car is actually driving around with her hanging off the side and back of it. She has a harness connected to the back of the car somewhere so in theory she can’t fall off, and she didn’t fall off so I guess it all went well.”

One of the highlights of the film are the amazing performances of Whitney Duff and Daisy Masterman so I just had to ask Armstrong how he went about discovering both of them. “It is the chemistry between Whitney and Daisy that makes the film fun to watch,” admits Armstrong. “They become legitimately good friends during pre-production and that really shows. That energy really helps you enjoy the film.”

“Whitney just auditioned,” he says continuing. “I don’t know where she would have seen the casting call but she just auditioned and I wrote the part for Daisy. I had worked with Daisy on Murderdrome, she had a very, very small part in that but she was extremely funny and I thought we should put her in a bigger part. I always knew that she was going to be Eddie so Daisy came to all the auditions that people came to for the Dylan character which is the character that Whitney plays. Then we kind of just judged on which applicant had the best chemistry with Daisy on the spot.”

To finish up we let Daniel say something special for all of you out there who are going to tune into SheBorg Massacre tonight. “If you all enjoy the film as much as we did making it then we enjoyed making it twice as much as you,” he says. “Hopefully you just enjoy it, I think it is entertaining and I think it is fun. It obviously has its flaws but it does do some really cool stuff. I think it is just entertaining and fun to watch – it has a good heart.”

 

SheBorg Massacre screens tonight as part of Monster Picture’s Friday Night Frights series.