Written and directed by Eli Morgan Gesner and staring Johnny Messner (Tears of the Sun, G.I. Joe Renegades), Michael Gill (House of Cards,Mr. Robot) and John Abrahams (Scary Movie, They), Condemned looks like it might prove to be the non-handcam version of Rec/Quarentine we’ve been wanting to see.
Synopsis: Fed up with her parents’ bickering, poor-little-rich-girl Maya (Dylan Penn) moves in with her boyfriend who is squatting in an old, condemned building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. With neighbors that are meth heads, junkies and degenerates, this depraved hell hole is even more toxic than it appears: After a virus born from their combined noxious waste and garbage infects the building’s residents, one by one, they succumb to a terrifying pathogen that turns them into bloodthirsty, rampaging killers and transforms their building into a savage slaughterhouse.
Anthony Stabley’s Everlasting will have its World Premiere in London at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival on Nov. 11. The romance-thriller follows a HS Student (Adam David) as he journeys from Colorado to L.A. in order to find the truth behind the murder of his girlfriend (Valentina de Angelis).
Everlasting features a stellar cast, which includes SAG Award Winner Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), Michael Massee (Seven), Robert LaSardo (Nip / Tuck) and Bai Ling (The Crow).
Songs by Crystal Castles, Cold Cave and L.A. Vampires accent a strong original score composed by Scott Gordon, David Levita of Criminal Minds fame.
Jerry Smith (Icons of Fright) praised Everlasting as… “An honest and heartfelt look at young love, and the darkness that engulfs people at time. It’s a film that stays with you long after it’s over.”
Writer-Director Anthony Stabley, an Art Director for many years, initiated the project in 2011 with the help of Indie Producer / Casting Director Shannon Makhanian and long time collaborator Candi Guterres. “It’s been a long journey, but we are quite thrilled to be premiering in London. For our wonderful cast and the entire Everlasting team here in Los Angeles, this is greatly appreciated,” expressed Stabley.
Jessy Williams (Scream Magazine UK) applauded Everlasting and remarked… “Films like this are far and few between, and it’s refreshing to watch something so genuinely poignant and effective.”
The Crystal Palace International Film Festival, known as the UK’s Coolest film event, runs from Nov. 6 – 28th. For more info visit.. CPIFF
Cast: Valentina de Angelis, Adam David, Elisabeth Rohm, Michael Massee, Robert LaSardo, Bai Ling, Molly Tarlov, Guinevere Turner, Yareli Arizmendi, Shayla Beesley, Cortney Palm, Kristina Ellery, Bernardo Pena, Mark Sherman.
Writer-Director: Anthony StableyProducers: Shannon Makhanian, Anthony Stabley, Super Grande Films
Executive Producers: Penny and David Drucker, Steven Schalk, Barbara and Scott Gordon, Candi Guterres
Associate Producer: Debra Trevino
Cinematographer: Jon Bickford
Production Design: Candi Guterres
Editors: Bryan Colvin, Brad McLaughlin
Costumes: Alycia Belle
Sound Mixer: Dana Ferguson
Composers: Scott Gordon, David Levita
A backwoods family of hillbillies, plagued with a mysterious zombie curse, are about to become stars thanks to Barnaby Hunt, the host of Horror Hunts in this “funny take on the zombie apocalypse” (Legless Corpse).
2001 Maniacsmeets Tucker and Dale Vs Evil in Jimmy Lee Combs’s “wonderfully offensive showcase of grotesquely kooky characters and inventive low-budget effects” (Rue Morgue).
Official Synopsis : A disturbing mystery lurks on an old backwoods farm brought to new light when a traveling camera team arrives… seeking the one and only Hans Crippleton.
Scripted by Kevon Ward. Starring Andy Hankins, Lyle DeRose (the upcoming The Magnificent Seven) and Emma Moody.
Available November 17 everywhere from Uncork’d Entertainment.
A family who move into a remote millhouse in Ireland find themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.
Sounds like a cross between The New Daughter and The Decent. Either way this one looks like it’s going to be good and if you weren’t aware… writer/director Corin Hardy has been signed on to bring us the reboot of The Crow.
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Check out the trailer for Natalie Dormer’s upcoming horror movie The Forest. Set in the second the most popular place to commit suicide, the Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, Natalie Dormer plays a young American woman Sara who is searching for her missing sister.
Well-known stand-up comics Dante and Joey Medina will shuffle behind the lens for Golden Artists Entertainment’s Nuclear Zombies from Area 51.
Scream Queen Rebekah Kochan leads a cast that includes Shandalia White, Chris Salvatore, Daniel Skelton, Tiara Lanai, Ash Hollywood and porn legend Ron Jeremy.
“The movie takes place at a diner on Halloween night that’s being robbed near Area 51 where a terrible accident takes place – that accident kills half the people in the town; the other half are either turned into zombies or, if they’re in an enclosed area, they live and have to fight off zombies”, says Dante.
Dante and Kochan wrote the project. Dante, Kochan and Justin L.Jones (The Ouija Exorcism) produce.
To help cinematically contain the outbreak of undead, Golden Artists Entertainment have gone the crowd-funding route to contribute to the budget. You can donate to their Kickstarter here and watch video testimonials from the cast, including Ron Jeremy, here. For as little as $500 you can even end up in the film – as a zombie!
Nuclear Zombies From Area 51 coming to a blood-soaked screen near you in 2016!
Halloween is just around the corner and if you are planning a monster movie marathon here are some excellent werewolf movies for your consideration.
The Company of Wolves
Neil Jordan is known for making some extremely provocative films and this one is no exception. If you enjoy Little Red Riding Hood but want to see it with a whole lot of sexual flare and some extremely major talent (Angela Lansbury, David Warner and Stephen Rea) then this one is right up your alley.
An American Werewolf in London
This is a classic. For a kid who grew up in the 80s you couldn’t ask for a more well rounded werewolf movie. It had great special effects, lots and lots of gore and enough nudity from the beautiful Jenny Agutter to make a school boy happy. For a guy who cut his teeth with mostly comedies, John Landis did an exceptional job.
Neil Marshall’s breakout horror hit is one helluva lot of fun. The siege survival setting of the film coupled by some outstanding special effects make this one a thrill ride from start to finish. Seeing Sean Pertwee (the current Alfred Pennyworth on FOX’s Gotham), Kevin McKidd (Rome), and Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) all on the same screen can’t be beat.
Yet another classic from the 1980s. Say what you will about this film, it’s one of the better Stephen King adaptations out there. Director Daniel Attias (whose directed episodes of just about every television show in the last twenty years) does a fine job, and horror favorite Everett McGill is fantastic as the unholy shapeshifter. This is really a film about family and the love they have for one another.
A relatively new submission to the werewolf genre, this one is as solid as they come. Set in France, the story follows the aftermath of a brutal series of slayings. What starts off as an investigative crime thriller turns full blown horror. A mix of hand cam and straight shooting makes this one a lot of fun and adds some TV style realism to what might otherwise be a standard monster movie.
Quite possibly the most revered werewolf movie, Joe Dante’s special effects laden monster movie is both campy and downright scary all at the same time. Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, and Kevin McCarthy round out what is really an exceptionally awesome cast for such a gore laden genre film. And of course it boasts one of the all time great horror movie endings.
The more I hear and see about The Hollow the more excited I get. Having Sadler, Forsythe and Fahey in the same movie is awesome.
Synopsis: From Acclaimed filmmaker Miles Doleac and Academy Award Winning producer Lisa Bruce (The Theory of Everything), The Hollow fixes on a team of F.B.I. agents as they arrive in a small town in Mississippi to investigate the death of a U.S. congressman’s daughter in a mysterious triple homicide.
The ensemble cast includes James Callis (TV’s Battlestar Galactica, TV’s Eureka), Christiane Seidel (Boardwalk Empire), William Sadler (TV’s Hawaii Five-0, Machete Kills), William Forsythe (TV’s Boardwalk Empire, Halloween) and Jeff Fahey (TV’s Lost, TV’s From Dusk Till Dawn : The Series).
If you haven’t seen the trailer for Freaks of Nature then you’re in for a treat. There is no way to know how good this will be but it sure looks like a lot of fun. Release date is October 30th in select theaters.
Synopsis: In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace… until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers – one human, one vampire, and one zombie – have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.