XLrator Media & Blue Fox Pact on Diverse Film Slate for North American Distribution

XLrator Media and Blue Fox Entertainment announced a distribution agreement to jointly distribute 15 films a year across all North American platforms, including a number of co-acquistions.  In addition, Blue FOx Entertainment (BFE) will sell the international rights to these and other select XLrator Media films, starting at AFM this year.  The deal was announced today by XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon and Blue Fox Entertainment co-founders James Huntsman and Todd Slater.

The two companies began their relationship earlier this year when XLrator Media acquired the North American rights from BFE to the international horror festival hit THE WINDMILL, which opens in theaters October 28th and debuts on VOD and iTunes October 25th.

The first film under the new XLrator Media - BFE distribution agreement will be the holiday-themed thriller GOOD TIDINGS, to be released on December 6th, followed in 2017 by the supernatural thrillers DARK SIGNAL and A DEMON WITHIN.  All of the films will be released on XLrator Media's acclaimed "MACABRE" genre label. 

BFE plans to bring films of all different genres to the partnership, including several high-profile documentaries, which will be distributed on XLrator Media's "LIFEFRAME" documentary label and other releasing labels. 

"Our partnership with Blue Fox will allow us to expand our release schedule with highly curated films that will enhance our genre, action, multi-cultural and documentary content labels in both traditional and emerging distribution platforms.  James, Todd and I all share the same enthusiasm for disrupting outdated business models that have crippled the independent film eco-system for both content creators and distributors," said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. 

"We are excited to partner with the innovative and forward-thinking team at XLrator Media.  Together, we plan to utilize new platforms of distribution with talented filmmakers, while bringing fresh creative visions to the film and telelvision market," said James Huntsman and Todd Slater of Blue Fox Entertainment. 


ABOUT XLRATOR MEDIA, LLC
One of the fastest-growing independent film distribution companies in North America since its creation in 2010, XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) will release 25 films in 2016. It's recent releases include Academy Award-winner John Ridley's JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimmi Hendrix and SXSW hits HOUSEBOUND, THE MULE and THE DIABOLICAL.  XLrator Media is also the home of the acclaimed "MACABRE" and "TURBO" genre film labels, the "LIFEFRAME" documentary label and the "PACE" multicultural film lable. The company launched its first OTT channel with the "MACABRE" Collection on Hulu and co-produced 400 DAYS released by Syfy Films.  The company previously released such diverse films as THE MACHINE, CBGB, AMERICAN MARY, STORM SURFERS 3D, BANSHEE CHAPTER, IRONCLAD: BATTLE FOR BLOOD, FIVE STAR, QUEEN MIMI and IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES. 

ABOUT BLUE FOX ENTERTAINMENT
As a worldwide motion picture sales representative and completion financing company, Blue Fox Entertainment (BlueFoxEntertainment.com) specializes in connecting filmmakers to leading distribution companies across the globe.  Blue Fox Entertainment is a uniquel designed content company, armed with expertise in film marketing, delivery, finance, sales and distribution.  Engaging their extensive connections with key buyers and distributors, Blue Fox Entertainment works to strategically place represented films within the optimal platform to achieve the best return for the filmmakers and investors.  Blue Fox Entertainment is highly adept at delivering movies to the domestic and international markets, both theatrically and digitally, utilizing the evolving platforms of digital media streaming providers and Video On Demand.  Blue Fox Entertainment strives to place each film with the right buyer, and when appropriate, can provide gap and completion funds to get films across the goal line. 

New Trailer and Photos for the upcoming Syfy "31 Days of Halloween" Original Movie "THE CROOKED MAN"

THE CROOKED MAN, directed by Jesse Holland (WE GO ON), stars Michael Jai White (SPAWN), Amber Benson ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") and Dina Meyer (STARSHIP TROOPERS) kicks off Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween. and will air this Saturday, October 1 on Syfy 9/8c. 

While at a slumber party, twelve year old 'Olivia' is blamed for the horrific and mysterious death of her friend after singing a song, created by a reclusive mastermind, 'Milo' (Michael Jai White), which summons a demonic figure known as "The Crooked Man".  Returning to her hometown six years later, a string of unusual deaths lead Olivia (Angelique Rivera) to believe that she's still being haunted by whatever she saw that fateful night.  Once you sing the rhyme, everyone in the house is cursed to die by his hands. 

Ready to Play? Meet the horrifying creatures of the Hellevator inferno in this 360 video

In preparation for the premiere of GSN's wildly popular show, HELLEVATOR, comes a cool 360 degree view video to give us a taste of the upcoming season!  

Count. Your. Sins.  Immerse yourself in the Hellevator inferno in this 360 video.  The punishment begins Friday October 7 9/8c on @GSN.  The Soska Twins are awaiting your arrival.... 

Newest Trailer for Brian Klemesrud's thriller DEAD DRAW

DEAD DRAW, starring Gil Bellows (USA's "Eyewitness"), Bitsie Tulloch ("Grimm"), Michael Eklund ("Bates Motel"), Faust Checho (PROXY), Andy Ahrens ("Chicago Fire"), Slaine Carrol (THE TOWN) & Brit Shaw ("Nashville"), makes its world premiere this Friday (9/30) at the San Diego International Film Festival. 

The film, directed by Brian Klemesrud, is a dark and intricately structured genre film, where every motive is questioned, every moment is critical, and every secret could prove fata. 

25 million dollars, 8 safety deposit boxes, and months before anyone will know it's gone.  But Harrison's (Gil Bellows) perfect heist turns deadly when his safe-cracker, Mack (Michael Eklund), discovers their getaway pilot brutally murdered.  Someone knew about the job, someone set them up. Stranded in a frozen hangar, held hostage by someone outside, loyalty turns to suspicion and friends turn to enemies.  Now it's a race against time as the band of thieves try to uncover the rat and escape their troubled past... if they can survive the night. 

Tickets to "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood Sell Out for First Two Consecutive Weekends!

Tickets to "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood
Sell Out for First Two Consecutive Weekends as Southern California's
Most Intense Halloween Event Continues its 27-Night Reign

"Halloween Horror Nights" Adds Early Entry Beginning at 5 p.m.
Visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood
to Purchase Tickets for Remaining Nights

Universal Studios Hollywood touts a greatest hit lineup for "Halloween Horror Nights" 2016, headlining with gruesome mazes based on "The Exorcist," "American Horror Story," "The Walking Dead," "Friday the 13th," "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Halloween," "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Purge" that translated to two consecutive sold out weekends. 

"We're grateful to the many guests who came to 'Halloween Horror Nights' and contributed to the event's incredible success," said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of "Halloween Horror Nights."  "Because so much of 'Halloween Horror Nights' is designed with fans in mind, we actively listen to them as the amazing behind-the-scenes team and dedicated actors work tirelessly to deliver a great guest experience." 

With "Halloween Horror Nights" increasing popularity, Universal Studios Hollywood has added early entry to the event, inviting guests to arrive at 5 p.m. and experience select mazes starting at 5:15pm. 

"Halloween Horror Nights" 2016 has garnered wide accolades from fans reinforcing its must-do status.  Following is just a few of their rave reviews:

  • "If you live in SoCal, don't mis #UniversalHHN.  IT'S THE BEST THING EVER."
  • "The Exorcist was truly the best, alongside Freddy vs. Jason.  You guys out did yourselves this year, best year by far.  I never screamed so much in one maze!" 
  • "Literally shaking after leaving The Exorcist maze.  Just... wow!!!"
  • "Best Halloween event I've ever been to!"

"Halloween Horror Nights" will continue on the following dates: September 29, 30, October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 4 and 5, 2016.  Discounted tickets to "Halloween Horror Nights" are available on Thursday and Sunday nights, and advance ticket purchase is recommended as the event does sell out. 

Tickets are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, including the Frequent Fear Pass which allows guests to visit multiple times throughout the event. Guests purchasing the all-new After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo ticket can enjoy the park's popular daytime attractions such as "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter," "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" and "Fast and Furious - Supercharged" on the world-famous Studio Tour by day, then step into the mazes and attractions located throughout the park to experience the terror of "Halloween Horror Nights" for one admission price. 

"Halloween Horror Nights" guests can also purchase the popular Front of Line ticket, enabling them to enjoy one-time priority access to all mazes, attractions, all-new Terror Tram, and Jabbawockeez performance. 

"Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood, brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror.  The popular event features a new slate of unrivaled film and television production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined "Terror Tram" experience - all uniquely themed to today's most definitive horror properties. 

This year's slate of mazes includes, "American Horror Story," inspired by Ryan Murphy's critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television anthology series on the FX network; "The Exorcist: The Possession of Regan MacNeil," based on the iconic supernatural horror film; "Freddy vs. Jason: Dream Battle," inspired by New Line Cinema's 2003 film that brought together the biggest horror icons in history: demented killer Freddy Krueger (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET) and notorious hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees (FRIDAY THE 13TH); "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers," which pits guests against the unsavory wrath of manic killer Leatherface and his mentally unhinged brother, Chop Top; "Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield," an all-new maze inspired by the second film in the classic "Halloween" horror franchise; "Krampus: The Christmas Devil," based on Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures' Christmas-themed horror film that brings to life the fabled anthropomorphic "half-goat, half-demon" horned creature who terrorizes those devoid of holiday spirit; "The Walking Dead," an authentic living representation of AMC's hit television series that takes the realism of the show to an entirely new level with the permanent attraction, as well as "Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram," marking the first time ever that the signature attraction comes to life through the twisted mind of the filmmaker; and an all-new performance by the award-winning hip hop-dance crew Jabbawockeez. 

Universal's most popular rides and attractions are also open to guests, including "Transformers: The Ride-3D," "Jurassic Park - In the Dark," "The Simpsons Ride" and "Revenge of the Mummy - The Ride." 

For exciting updates and exclusive "Halloween Horror Nights" content, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, like Halloween Horror Nights - Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Persicope; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube

"Halloween Horror Nights" also takes place on select nights at Universal Orlando Resort. 


Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cineams and the "5 Towers" state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour featuring the intense "King Kong 360 3-D" attraction and the all-new "Fast & Furious - Supercharged" thrill ride as the Studio Tour's grand finale.  Other popular rides include the 3D-HD adventure, "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" and immersive "Super Silly Fun Land," the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, "Transformers: The Ride-3D," "Revenge of the Mummy-The Ride," "Jurassic Park-The Ride" and "Springfield," hometown of American's favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning "The Simpsons Ride" and the "Nighttime Studio Tour" which runs on select evenings. 

Fright Dome at Circus Circus launches a Five Nights at Freddy's themed attraction this Halloween in Las Vegas

Fright Dome at Circus Circus is celebrating it's 14th anniversary by teaming up with Scottgames, the creative genius behind the Five Nights at Freddy's video game series to theme one of its six haunted houses.  Beginning Friday, Sept. 30th Fright Dome takes over all five acres of The Adventure Dome theme park at Circus Circus, transforming it into an interactive, twisted and horrific experience featuring haunted houses, scare zones, rides and more.  Fright Dome has been ranked as one of the top 10 haunted attractions in the nation by USA Today's 10 Best and recognized as one of the nation's best haunted attractions by Travel Channel. 

"As we kick off our 14th year here on the Las Vegas Strip I am truly humbled by the overwhelming success of Fright Dome," said Jason Egan owner and creator.  "This year has been a whirlwind for myself and my team, from launching a new feature film to creating another haunted attraction in Boston.  Through it all our fans are the ones that keep us going.  The support that we have received over the years is incredible and I hope it continues for years to come.  Teaming up with Scott Cawthon to design a Five Nights at Freddy's themed attraction is a tremendous opportunity and the scenario that we are creating is sure to be a fan favorite." 

Five Nights at Freddy's is a series of horror-themed video games in which players takes on the role of an overnight security guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza, a family restaurant and arcade. At night, the restaurant's life-sized animatronic characters, including Freddy Fazbear, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy, wander the restaurant.  As the security guard, the player must keep a close watch over the premises, as surviving to 6am may prove to be the most difficult part of the job. Launched in 2014, the series includes three sequels and has been optioned by Warner Bros. for the development of a feature film.  Striker Entertainment, the licensing agency handling the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise, was key in connecting Scottgames and Fright Dome to launch the October attraction. 

Egan and his team will be the first in the world to bring the popular game to life, fans will feel as if they have stepped inside a life-size version of the game, watching and waiting for the oversized animatronic characters to make their move to kill.  Inside this interactive haunted house, guests will be given a room by room tour by the on-duty security guard and must keep their eyes peeled for lurking shadows, movements, and noises from the notorious characters residing within in order to survive the experience. 

Also new for the 2016 season, Egan has again teamed up with Hollywood FX guru Gary J. Tunnicliffe to darkly transform Christmas in the all new Krampus' - Not So Silent Nights haunted house.  Guests will enter the dark world of Krampus - the legendary horned demon counterpart to Santa Claus known for terrorizing and holding captives in his lair.  High above The Adventuredome floor this house features high-tech FX, customized characters, snow and memorable Christmas smells.  Over the years Tunnicliffe has been responsible for the makeup, props and special effects for more than 60 feature films including franchises such as HELLRAISER, HALLOWEEN, CANDYMAN, EXORICST, BLADE, SCREAM and many more. 

Guests upgrading to Fast Pass or a VIP tour this season will be granted entry into the isolation-style haunted house Ouija.  Entering the seance with others the illusion of safety will comfort visitors until the house separates them from their group.  The abandoned hospital is seemingly harmless until guests realize all of the spirits - good and bad - have been awakened within. 

In addition to the six haunted houses and chilling scare zones, Fright Dome guests can experience seven thrill rides under one roof, including two roller coasters.  Coaster lovers will dive into the darkness of The Adventuredome's El Loco, an adrenaline-pumping adventure complete with G drops, gravity-defying turns and over-the edge twists.  The theme park's second roller coaster, Canyon Blaster, takes them through a double loop, double corkscrew shrouded by shadows and fog. 

Fright Dome is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 30 - Oct. 31 on select nights.  General admission tickets start at $36.95 with additional fast pass upgrades starting at $20 allowing express line entry for all six haunted houses.  Updates on Fright Dome are available online at frightdome.com, on Facebook, Instagram @frightdome, Twitter @FrightDome or join the conversation using #FrightDome.


About Fright Dome
Created from the mind of hauntrepreneur Jason Egan, Fright Dome at Circus Circus has been horrifying the masses since 2003.  Egan's extensive years in the industry and passion for all things terrifying culminate to make Fright Dome one of the top haunted attractions in the nation year after year.  Over the years Fright Dome has become a mecca for horror-loving celebrities including the late Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Paris Hilton, Marlon Wayans, Vince Neil, Kevin Hart, Dana White, David Copperfield and many more.  Spread throughout five acres, this haunted theme park features dark, fog-filled attractions complete with ghoulish and gore-clad professional actors, six haunted houses, extreme scare zones, 25 rides and attractions and much more.  No appropriate for children under 12, Fright Dome includes roaming scare actors, high-powered strobes, multi-colored lasers and live shows nightly.  For more information, visit frightdome.com or call (702) 794-3939.

About Scottgames
Scottgames, LLC is a Texas limited liability company owned by Scott Cawthon and is the licensing company for the rights to Five Nights at Freddy's.  Scott Cawthon created the popular computer game/mobile applications Five Nights at Freddy's, Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Five Nights at Freddy's 3, and Five Nights at Freddy's 4.  The games are point-and-click survival games that have built an enormous fan following since the initial launch in August 2014, quickly rising to one of the most popular series of mobile application games.  For more information visit scottgames.com.

SLASHER.COM Uploads New Teaser, Art & Stills

MuchoMuchoMucho Productions and Firefly Films have uploaded a new trailer and art for their film SLASHER.COM.  The latest feature from horror director Chip Gubera (SONG OF THE DEAD, ACADEMY OF DOOM), SLASHER.COM puts a gruesome twist on the perils of modern dating. 

Co-written by Gubera and Chelsea Andes, Slasher.com combines the time-honored tradition of young people facing unfathomable horrors in the wilderness with the every day horror of meeting people online.  Ben Kaplan (ADDicted, WINGMAN INC) and Morgan Carter star as the hapless would-be couple, anchoring a cast supported by R.A. Mihailoff (LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III, HATCHET II), Jewel Shepard (RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD) and Grammy winner Delious Kennedy. 

At a time where online dating could prove fatal, Jack and Kristy decide they're ready to meet in person.  Aiming for an adventurous first date, they plan a weekend getaway to the woodlands of rural Missouri.  While discovering each other, they soon learn of the terrorizing horrors that the forest has in store. 

TUNE IN FACEBOOK LIVE with THE HANDMAIDEN director Park Chan-wook Tonight at 8:45 PST

"Expectations are fully met in Park Chan-wook's exquisitely filmed THE HANDMAIDEN (Agassi), an amusingly kinky erotic thriller and love story that brims with delicious surprises."
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"'The Handmaiden' is the Korean director Park Chan-wook's most delectable narrative feature in years.  This ornately art-directed erotic puzzler centers around two beautiful women...Over the course of the movie's three chapters, two of which provide a revelatory, 'Rashomon' style shift in perspective, the women will become lovers, rivals and allies, and their teasing, mercurial role play is what gives the movie its seductive pull." - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

"This film is simmering with genuine sexual tension.  Exquisitely designed and sexually liberating, this is a hugely entertaining thriller." - Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

Tonight, Thursday September 22nd, hop onto Facebook for a Facebook LIVE chat with filmmaker Park Chan-wook on his latest film THE HANDMAIDEN! Park Chan-Wook will be speaking to fans about his upcoming crime drama at the following LINK at 8:45pm. 

From Park Chan-Wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel 'Fingersmith' by British author Sarah Waters.  Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman's plot to defraud her of her large inheritance.  Powered by remarkable performances from Kim Min-hee (RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN) as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-Woo (THE CHASER) as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress Kim Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-Wook's singluar vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience. 

 

First Trailer and Poster Debut for Nicolas Pesce's horror film THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

We have the first trailer for writer/director Nicolas Pesce's horror film, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER. A haunting and unnerving gothic tale, this film is shot in gorgeous black and white photography. Check out the horrifyingly beautiful trailer below.  

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER is written and directed by Nicolas Pesce's and stars Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Flora Diaz, Paul Nazak, Clara Wong, Diana Agostini and Olivia Bond.  In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teachers her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death.  One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of Francisca's family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening unique curiosities.  Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca's loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a dark form.  Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting visual compositions evoke its protagonist's isolation and illuminate her deeply unbalanced worldview.  Genre-inflected, but so strikingly unique as to defy categorization, writer/director Nicolas Pesce's feature debut allows only an elliptical presence in Francisca's world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places. 

The "Sin" of Women's Choice Sets a Small Town Ablaze in SHE WHO MUST BURN

SHE WHO MUST BURN Debuts on Cable VOD
Digital HD & DVD October 11
Cult Provocateur Larry Kent Turns Up the Heat
On the Red-Hot Debate over Women's Choice

"She Who Must Burn is strong meat." - Variety

"Emotional and intentionally baiting...a horror-siege-witchhunt with no punches withheld" - Coming Soon

"An extraordinary piece of filmmaking that digs past the headlines which makes us shake our heads over coffee in the morning" - Film Thrills

Midnight Releasing has announced the October 11th Cable VOD, Digital HD and DVD release of SHE WHO MUST BURN, Canadian cinema provocateur Larry Kent's latest feature.  Kent and co-writer Shane Twerdun have crafted a thought-provoking and violent horror story centered around the all-too-real battle between personal choice, state-sanctioned law and religious dogma. SHE WHO MUST BURN will be available to rent or own starting October 11th on Dish Network, Cox, Charter, Verizon Fios, DirecTV, iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, XBox and more. 

Sarah Smyth ("Cedar Cove", 50/50, "Supernatural") headlines as a healthcare provider at odds with the evangelical family in her small town.  When she refuses to stop seeing women in need and even helps a desperate member of their own family (sci-fi icon Jewel Staite, "Firefly", "Stargate: Atlantis", "The LA Complex"), they decide she is to blame for the mysterious deaths in the community and must pay. 

SHE WHO MUST BURN has been acclaimed by mainstream and horror media since its world premiere at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival, where the film took home the award for Best Feature Film.  It went on to screen around the world, winning Best Feature Film  at Blood in the Snow and sweeping the awards at the Fright Night Festival, taking home Scariest Film, Best Villain and Best Supporting Actress.  Modern Horrors raved that "the horror is all in the reality" and FilmFestivals.com declared SHE WHO MUST BURN is "a profound, thought-provoking movie that brilliantly speaks about our flawed human nature." 

A deadly storm heads towards a small mining village as the local preacher feeds the dark resentments seething in the souls of its citizens.  Angela is the only medical rescource for women in this unfortunate town where stillbirths and cancer have become disturbingly common. The local preacher and his followers blame Angela for the miscarriages and deaths, and even her Deputy Sheriff boyfriend can't protect her from their wrath.  Dark clouds gather as the preacher's followers, infected with religious fervor and inflamed with passionate righteousness, seek to cleans their community.  Those who sin against the Lord must pay. 

The DVD release of SHE WHO MUST BURN (SRP $17.98) will be available exclusively from Amazon.com. 

Sinister Pointe Haunted Attraction Announces New Theme and October Dates for Halloween

Sinister Pointe has opened a portal between our world and the next.  Upon multiple experimentation they have discovered four separate dimensions within this dark and vast oblivion.  Enter this world cautiously for the BRANDER lurks beyond the walls.  If you are caught in his grasp, you WILL BE MARKED. Once marked, there is no escape!  Your path through this dark and decrepit world has been chosen for you.  Stray from your chosen path and you will be banished from the world we know for eternity. 

This October, Sinister Pointe returns with a brand new fully immersive, interactive maze.  This maze offers a "choose your own adventure" style walkthrough and breaks off into single mazes at various points which leads guests through one of four different experiences where they will be branded with that dimension's mark of the damned.  Visitors will have to complete various tasks in order to escape these creatures, proceed to their next destination, and complete the maze. 

Sinister Pointe will be open on the following dates in October and November.  Hours are 7:00pm to 12:00am on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:00pm - 11:00pm on all other days of the week:

October: 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
November: 4, 5, 11, 12

Tickets are limited and sold in one-hour time slots

Ticket Prices range from $18 - $44 based on ticket option and date. 

Attendees can purchase a general ticket to go through the maze once, or an all night pass which will allow multiple walkthroughs to experience each of the four realms.  There are also Scream (front of line) passes available. 

To purchase tickets, click on this link HERE

Sinister Pointe is located at 1851 West Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833.  Parking is free in front and back of the building.  Make sure to follow Sinister Pointe on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM and visit their website for more information. 

Fantastic Fest Adds More Titles, Including The World's Biggest Star With North American Premiere Of "SHIN GODZILLA"

Festival Audiences Will Be the First to See the Iconic Sci-Fi-Building-Stomper in SHIN GODZILLA, along with stunning mind melters THE UNTAMED and BUSTER'S MAL HEART, and more late additions to the festival!

And Fantastic Debates Lineup Announced!

Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest is excited to unveil last minute additions to the schedule, adding to one of the most highly diverse lineups in the festival's twelve-year history.  And see who will go toe to toe in the fest's highly anticipated yearly event, the Fantastic Debates!

Godzilla returns to the big screen in 2016 with SHIN GODZILLA, the 32nd film in the legendary franchise and currently the 3rd highest grossing film in Japan this year.  The King of the Monsters stomps into Fantastic Fest for its North American Premiere before smashing its way through the U.S. and Canada on October 11th. 

Fantastic Fest also welcomes Cannes prize-winning director Amat Escalante to the festival for the US Premiere of his provocative and brillantly intoxicating alien drama, THE UNTAMED.  A science fiction stunner, THE UNTAMED is a story of sexual obsession that recently wowed audiences at its Toronto premiere. 

Female filmmakers have a major presence at this year's fest, and the lineup continues to grow with director Sarah Adina Smith making her FF debut for the US Premiere of her surreal time-twisting thriller BUSTER'S MAL HEART.  Smith's follow up to her much-lauded bow THE MIDNIGHT SWIM features a magnificent turn by Mr. Robot's Rami Malek in his first big screen leading role as he attempts to piece together mysterious events surrounding him. 

"Our pursuit of the best genre titles doesn't stop until the festival closes," said Fantastic Fest founder Tim League.  "This year we've brought in some really great films to beat the buzzer and reflect the truly global nature of the festival." 

Without question, the most physically powerful tradition at Fantastic Fest is the FANTASTIC DEBATES, where creatives, journalists and diehard cinema enthusiasts engage in verbal conflict before settling their disputes with their gloved fists!

Past years have included blood-boiling ragewars and a few good-natured bashings between everyone from Elijah Wood to Michelle Rodriguez to Keanu Reeves, and 2016 promises to feature some of the fanciest filmmaker fistwork yet (and a couple big surprises).

ROUND ONE!
JOSH ETHIER vs JEREMY GARDNER

RESOLVED: Tremors is the best monster movie since... Tremors
Two towering titans of independent horror go chin-to-chin over the earth-moving subject of Graboid superiority. 

ROUND TWO!
JOSH LOBO vs JARRON MURRAY

RESOLVED: Zack Snyder is the most wrongly maligned cinematic visionary of the 21st century
It's filmmaker vs. manager, as indie director Lobo battles Epicenter LA founder Murray to sincerely defend the honor of today's most lauded/disregarded blockbuster-maker!

ROUND THREE!
BREE ESSRIG vs WHITNEY MOORE

RESOLVED: Superhero movies are destroying the film industry
SourceFed Nerd hosts and pals Moore (who also starred in legendary big-screen stinkbomb Birdemic) and Essrig tear their camaraderie to shreds over the actual burning topic of superheroverload! 

FINAL ROUND!
GREG MacLENNAN vs MICHAEL WILCHESTER

RESOLVED: Rocky 4 is the single greatest boxing film of all time
Longtime Fantastic Fest employees (and actual trained fighters) MacLennan and Wilchester settle the smoldering feud between all pugilist cinema maniacs.  Was Ivan Drag the ultimate soldier of the ring?!

See below for the latest additions to the lineup at Fantastic Fest 2016

SHIN GODZILLA

SHIN GODZILLA

SHIN GODZILLA
Japan, 2016
North American Premiere, 120 min
Directors - Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi

Make way for the ultimate homage to one of the most enduring legends of the big screen: Godzilla!  The King of the Monsters is back in Tokyo for a city-crushing crusade that speaks to the very roots of the world-renowned franchise. 

THE UNTAMED

THE UNTAMED

THE UNTAMED
Mexico, 2016
North American Premiere, 100 min
Director - Amat Escalante

A meteorite crashes onto an isolated mountain somewhere in Mexico.  Meanwhile, Alejandra and Angel are trying to salvage their unhappy marriage.  When these two disparate elements collide, there'll be consequences for all. 

BUSTER'S MAL HEART

BUSTER'S MAL HEART

BUSTER'S MAL HEART
United States, 2016
U.S. Premiere, 96 min
Director - Sarah Adina Smith

This is the story of a mountain man on the run, surviving the winter by breaking into empty homes.  This is also the story of a man lost at sea.  The thing is... they're the same man. 

NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW

NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW

NIRVANNA THE BAND THE SHOW
Canada, 2016
U.S. Premiere, 75 min
Directors - Matt Johnson, Jay McCarrol

Two friends will go to the most inane, self-destructive lengths to rise to musical fame in this new series from Matt Johnson of THE DIRTIES

PAANCH

PAANCH

PAANCH
India, 2003
Repertory Screening, 130 min
Director - Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap's notorious first feature focuses on the five members of a rock band who indulge in sex, drugs, rock n' roll, and before long... crime!  Their lives will never be the same. 

PERVERT BOY

PERVERT BOY

PERVERT BOY
Republic of Korea, 2016
World Premiere, 88 min
Director - Lee Sang-Woo

This is the story of four brothers and the inevitable clash between their lives in modern day Seoul.  This is the story of a pervert boy and those who surround him. 

PLAYGROUND

PLAYGROUND

PLAYGROUND
Poland, 2016
North American Premiere, 81 min
Director - Bartosz M. Kowalski

It's the last day of school in small town Poland and Gabrysia wants to tell her classmate that she loves him.  It will not end well. 

For the latest developments and ticketing information, visit the Fantastic Fest official site www.fantasticfest.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter


ABOUT FANTASTIC FEST
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past the festival has been home to world premieres of BONE TOMAHAWK, JOHN WICK, FRANKENWEENIE, MACHETE KILLS, RED DAWN, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, ZOMBIELAND and RED while the guest roster has included such talent as Tim Burton, Nicolas Winding-Refn, Lilly and Lana Wachowski, Robert Rodriguez, Rian Johnson, Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Martin Landau, Winona Ryder, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Karl Urban, Josh Hartnett, The RZA, Dolph Lundgren, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. Fantastic Fest also features world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films. Fantastic Fest has seen the acquisition of many titles, including BULLHEAD, KILL LIST, MONSTERS, KLOWN, THE FP, PENUMBRA, HERE COMES THE DEVIL, NO REST FOR THE WICKED, VANISHING WAVES, COMBAT GIRLS and I DECLARE WAR. Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. Alamo Drafthouse has been named the best theater in the country by Entertainment Weekly, Wired and TIME. Variety included Fantastic Fest in a list of "10 Film Festivals We Love," and was also named one of the "25 coolest film festivals" by Moviemaker Magazine.

ABOUT ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin.  Nineteen years later, the now 24-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three year existence and Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment content platform edited by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.

MondoCon 2016 Announces Full Programming Lineup

Mondo is excited to unveil the lineup of panels, screenings, live music and of course food trucks for MondoCon 2016!  MondoCon 2016 will take place October 22nd and 23rd in Austin, TX at AFS Cinema and Holiday Inn Midtown Conference Center.  

MondoCon is a celebration of artists, collectibles, film and music all rolled up into a jam packed weekend of one of the most unique convention experiences of the year.  As previously announced, famed composer Clint Mansell will be in attendance to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Darren Aronofsky's THE FOUNTAIN and the release of a brand new Mondo vinyl for the soundtrack.  A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, also celebrating an anniversary (45 years), will screen in glorious 35mm at the convention with a surprise limited edition screen print from artist Rory Kurtz.  Additional screenings to be announced in the coming weeks. 

A stellar schedule of panels will include sneak peaks at what Mondo has up its sleeve for upcoming toys & collectibles, an in-depth discussion of soundtracks from Mondo Music Group and other leading labels, and more including an epic design panel from three titans of the artist world - Olly Moss, Jock and Jay Shaw doing their first ever collaboration...live!

PANELS

Art of Toymaking
A behind-the-scenes look at the Mondo collectibles line with Creative Director of Toys/Collectibles Brock Otterbacher, sculptor Phil Ramirez, artist Matt Taylor and other special guests.  This panel will give fans a first look at a few upcoming releases and insight into the toy-making process!

Underscore: A Soundtrack Panel
Mo Shafeek & Spencer Hickman from the Mondo Music Group discuss the state of soundtracks in 2016, and discuss how they are growing the label into the digital realm, while remaining committed to producing market leading physical products of both new and classic soundtracks. 

Get insight behind the process of how titles are chosen for release, and maybe even a few 2017 title teases as well.  Guests will include key labels from the soundtrack scene discussing their work and how the soundtrack vinyl revival can continue to grow. 

The Art of Jock
The Art of Jock panel returns to MondoCon, this time focusing his book of the same name. Made in collaboration with Insight Editions, The Art of Jock book delves into the prolific artist's catalog, showcasing the best of his sketches and published images.  Jock and Art of Jock author Will Dennis will sit down to discuss the making of the stunning new book, and provide a look into the mind and method of one of the most critically acclaimed illustrators working today. 

OMG Posters Panel
Launched in 2007, OMGPosters.com has since become one of the world's favorite art blogs, showcasing thousands of handmade prints by independent artists and printmakers.  OMG Posters features works by 40 different artists that sparked the explosive growth of the gig poster scene.  OMG Posters founder, and Mondo Creative Director, Mitch Putnam and featured artists will guide attendees through the entire scope of the gig poster scene today, and the high caliber of artwork and collaboration involved. 

Mondo Talks
The Mondo poster team of Mitch Putnam, Rob Jones, Jay Shaw, & Eric Garza discuss the creative process behind Mondo's work and how they work with artists and arrive at final images. The panel will include a presentation of alternate concepts and a look at some of the biggest releases of the year!

Pretty Much Everything: The Story Behind Making Our Very First Book
The Draplin Design Company got a book deal!  That shimmering call up to the big leagues!  Go behind the scenes with the DDC and the harrowing account of making our first book.  From the contracts to the scheming, from the pagination to the design, from the tears to the nightmares...let us tell you what it's like to cram your whole half-wit design career into 256 pages, and live to tell and read the story.  We'll pack in stories from the run-up, release and surreal fallout, as well as updates to other tricky ventures we've been up to.  The entire presentation is dipped in Pantone Orange 021!

Mondo Live: Draw & Design
You, the audience, will pick the movie.  Olly Moss, Jock and Jay Shaw will collaborate to create the greatest (or worst) poster ever live on-stage!


SCREENINGS & EVENTS

The Fountain
Mondo is excited to welcome composer Clint Mansell to MondoCon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Darren Aronofsky's epic drama THE FOUNTAIN and the release of the arrestingly beautiful score for the first time ever on vinyl.  Blending elements of fantasy, historical drama, romance, spirituality and science fiction THE FOUNTAIN is one of the most unique cinematic experiences of all time and has amassed a faithful following since its release in 2006.  Mansell will participate in an in-depth conversation about THE FOUNTAIN, the music, and its impact over the last decade.  Austin's soundtrack expert Brian Satterwhie will conduct the interview following a screening of the film at MondoCon on Saturday, October 22nd. 

The Fountain

The Fountain

A Clockwork Orange
Stanley Kubrick, arguably the greatest filmmaker of all time, brought Anthony Burgess's 1962 dystopian crime novel, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, to vibrant life in 1971.  The film stars Malcolm McDowell as an ultra-violent Beethoven-obsessed miscreant named Alex DeLarge.  Alex and his band of "droogs" wreak havoc throughout London until Alex is apprehended by authorities and forced to take part in a state-sponsored rehabilitation program called the Ludovico technique.  Kubrick's gifts as a master of the medium are on full display here.  A CLOCKWORK ORANGE is a perfect blend of black humor, sociological commentary, science fiction, sexual politics, and music.  The film improves with age in a way only Kubrick's work does.  Join us to viddy a special 35mm presentation of ultra-violence and debauchery including an exclusive new poster by Rory Kurtz.  You'll be cured alright. 

Le Matos Live
Death Waltz and Mondo are excited to have Le Matos performing at this year's event. Attendees can rock out live to their killer mix of Electro, Techno, and 80s dance-floor synth attack.  They will be playing a selection of tracks from Turbo Kid and their debut LP "Join Us." Attendees can purchase a very special version of "Join Us," limited to just 300 copies pressed on exclusive splatter vinyl with their ticket. 


THE ART OF JOCK BOOK - Mondo Exclusive Version
Mondo, in partnership with Insight Editions, is releasing a Mondo Exclusive version of THE ART OF JOCK, a book celebrating the uniquely dynamic work of the acclaimed artist. In addition to the book, the Mondo Exclusive version includes four 9"x9" letterpress prints, one 8"x12" screen print, and a card signed by Jock, all packaged in a stunning hard-shell slipcase. The Mondo Exclusive version is limited to just 500 copies.
 
Additionally, five random copies of the book will include an original pen & ink illustration by Jock inside.
 
$175

The Art of Jock

The Art of Jock


SILENT AUCTION
Mondo will be hosting a silent auction featuring rare products from over the years. All proceeds go to Austin's Creative Action.
 
About Creative Action:
Through interactive classroom performances, after school arts residencies and community-based programs, Creative Action's team of professional Teaching Artists inspire youth to be Creative Artists, Courageous allies, Critical Thinkers, and Confident Leaders.


FOOD TRUCKS
 
Frank Hotdogs
Frank is a Chicago hot doggery with a focus on Luxurious Sausage & Waffle Fries and boasts a menu of fancy hotdogs that includes an array of artisan sausages that include veggie options. If you get a chance to stop by their downtown location definitely check out their creative list of cocktails, beer and espresso drinks. Pro tip: Frank has been known to cleverly name their hotdog options from time to time, swing by their truck in the food court and see what they've come up with for MondoCon!
 
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Austin is known to play host to quite a few notable BBQ joints. The folks at Micklethwait Craft Meats are one of those joints sitting pretty at the top.  Micklethwait specializes in award-winning beef ribs, house-made desserts and bread, world famous jalapeno cheese grits and a rotating cast of fresh-made sausage and of course brisket, pork ribs, pulled pork and much more!
 
Kebabalicious
Kebabalicious' organic Turkish kebabs are no joke! Another Austin staple, Kebabalicious offers up delicious kebabs ranging from chicken, beef and lamb, hutspa and falafel (with a side of K-Fries please!). Don't forget to top your kebabs with spicy sauces and check this off your Austin cuisine bucket list!
 
Arlo's
Arlo's serves vegan comfort food in a bistro style setting for Austin late night eats. A big supporter of local, organic and non-gmo products, Arlo's food is designed to satisfy omnivores and herbivores alike. We dare you to tell us their vegan Bac'n Cheeze Burger doesn't actually taste like a bacon cheeseburger.
 
Vegan Nom
Vegan Nom is Texas' first all vegan taco truck. Some consider tacos to be Texas' state food (who are we to disagree?) and a must when visiting Austin.  We couldn't risk that you'd go the whole weekend without a taco so our friends at Vegan Nom will be whipping up signature tacos with authentic salsas and house-made vegan queso for your taste palate's delight.
 
Zucchini Kill
Zucchini Kill is a rock n roll scratch bakery that uses organic, local and allergy free ingredients to bake delicious sweet and savory products that will revolutionize your mind and belly. Be sure to ask for their special vegan Twinkie, it will rock your world in so many ways! It rocked ours. Zucchini Kill's call to action is "WE ARE ZUCCHINI KILL AND WE WANT A REVOLUTION - DESSERT STYLE NOW!" We see what you did there ZK - and we like it.
 
Juice Austin
Juice Austin will keep you hydrated and feeling good with their healthy options of juices, cleanses and superfood smoothies. With options like green, fruit and root juices, Juice Austin will keep you refreshed to get you through the halls of MondoCon, making sure you don't skip a beat. Nutritious, delicious and ice cold for powering through the Texas heat!
 
Wanderlust Coffee Truck
Wanderlust Coffee Truck is Austin's finest mobile espresso bar. Globally responsible, locally roasted, ripe picked coffee - Wanderlust is bringing the finest handcrafted beverages brought straight to you! May we suggest the nitro cold brew?


PANELS + SCREENING TICKET INFO
 
Tickets for evening screenings and RSVP spots for free daytime panels will become available on mondo-con.com at 12pm CST this Friday, September (9/23). Here are some important things to know for securing a spot:
 
Tickets for evening screenings & events (The Fountain, A Clockwork Orange, Le Matos - Live!) include a poster and/or vinyl, and are limited to the number of seats in the theater. When the screening sells out, that's it!
 
For free daytime panels, 75% of the seats will be held for RSVPs, which will guarantee you a seat in the theater. If you are unable to secure an RSVP spot online next Friday, don't worry! There will be a line outside the theater for the remaining 25% of seats, plus any no-show RSVP spots.
 
Tickets to panels and screenings are non-transferrable. A MondoCon wristband and ticket are both required for entry. Identification will be required to match the name on the ticket. Follow us on Twitter for the sale/RSVP announcement.
 
 
ARTISTS & EXHIBITORS IN ATTENDANCE

Oliver Barrett
Richey Beckett
Florian Bertmer
Burlesque of North America
Jonathan Burton
Scott C
Becky Cloonan
Sam Wolfe Connelly
Daniel Danger
Nicolas Delort
DKNG
Craig Drake
Aaron Draplin
Laurent Durieux
Jason Edmiston
Enjoy the Toons Records
Brian Ewing
Francesco Francavilla
Ken Garduno
JJ Harrison
Tom Haubrick
Hi-Def Ninja
Brandon Holt
Aaron Horkey
Industry Print Shop
Info*Rama
Jock
Rob Jones
Alex Kirzhner
Rory Kurtz
Lakeshore Records
Landland
Light in the Attic
LSD Magazine
Lunaris Records
Milan Records
Mike Mitchell
César Moreno
Olly Moss
National Poster Retrospecticus
Randy Ortiz
Alex Pardee
Gary Pullin
Phil Ramirez
JC Richard
Arik Roper
Joáo Ruas
Jay Ryan
Justin Santora
Scarecrowoven
Ship to Shore Records
Todd Slater
Static Medium
William Stout
Mike Sutfin
Ken Taylor
Matt Taylor
Terror Vision / Graveface
Matt Ryan Tobin
Kevin Tong
The Vacvvm
WBYK
Teagan White
Erica Williams
N.C. Winters
Matthew Woodson

MondoCon 2016 will take place October 22nd and 23rd in Austin, TX at AFS Cinema and Holiday Inn Midtown Conference Center. MondoCon is a celebration of everything Mondo loves, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It's a weekend curated with fans in mind, featuring incredible artists & creators from around the world, panels, screenings, food trucks & interactive events. An opening reception featuring artwork by Jason Edmiston & Ken Taylor will take place on Friday, October 21st at the Mondo Gallery.
 
Two-day and single day tickets are available now for Mondo-Con. Visit the MondoCon official site for tickets and more info. And follow Mondo on Twitter for additional updates:

Mondo-Con.com
Twitter.com/MondoNews

ABOUT MONDO
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music and toys. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl. Utilizing the talents of world class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on film, television and comic properties, working with the leading entertainment brands including DC Comics, HBO, Marvel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers as well as filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space, hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Mondo aspires to be a creative home for artists and designers to work and have their visions realized, whether through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or toys. Their first convention in 2014, MondoCon, was a celebration of art, music, film and their creators. Mondo is also recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a full archive of film posters as part of their research library. The parent company of Mondo is Alamo Drafthouse.

Trailer and Poster Debut for the Upcoming SciFi Movie PASSENGERS

Today, Sony Pictures announced the trailer and poster debut for their upcoming science fiction film PASSENGERS.  The film, directed by Morten Tyldum (THE IMITATION GAME), stars Jennifer Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAME series, SILVER LINING PLAYBOOK), Chris Pratt (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, JURASSIC WORLD), Michael Sheen (UNDERWORLD, FROST/NIXON) and Laurence Fishburne (THE MATRIX, "Hannibal") and is scheduled to be released in December 2016. 

The film centers around two passengers (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) onboard a spaceship that's transporting them to a new life on another planet.  The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination.  As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction... only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up. 

'TAXI DRIVER 40th Anniversary' Hits Cinemas Oct. 16 & 19 With Never-Before-Seen Cast & Filmmaker Q&A

Fathom Events & Sony Pictures Entertainment Present
'TAXI DRIVER 40th Anniversary' in Cinemas on Oct. 16 and 19, Including
Never-Before-Seen Q&A with Filmmaker and Cast

Tickets Now Available

Tickets are now on sale for the two-day-only nationwide re-release of one of the greatest films in American cinema history: Martin Scorsese's brutal, mesmerizing "TAXI DRIVER." Marking it's 40th anniversary, this big-screen presentation of "TAXI DRIVER" also includes 10 minutes of exclusive, never-before-seen Q&A, filmed at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival with driector Martin Scorsese, producer Michael Phillips, screenwriter Paul Schrader and actors Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel and Cybill Shepherd. 

Following this two-day-only theatrical re-release, which will play on more than 600 screens nationwide, TAXI DRIVER will return to Blu-ray on November 8 in a two-disc set. 

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will be releasing TAXI DRIVER in select theaters on Sunday, October 16 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm and Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm (local time).  

Tickets for 'TAXI DRIVER 40th Anniversary' can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.  Fans through the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 400 select movie theaters.  For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website. (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Music Box of Horrors returns to The Music Box Theatre this October!

Music Box of Horrors creeps back to Chicago for its 12th Anniversary at
The Music Box Theatre.

This 24-hour marathon will run from Saturday, October 15th, through
Sunday, October 16th, 2016!

The Music Box of Horrors remains an absolute highlight on The Music Box Theatre Calendar and includes some scary surprises where only the strong survive. 

Every October, for one 24-hour period, The Music Box Theatre transforms into...the Music Box of Horrors.  The 2016 Music Box of Horrors is an unrelenting full day of scares and chills, featuring some of the most frightening and entertaining horror films around!

This year's marathon includes a plethora of fantastic programming!  Director Gary Sherman will present the ultra-rare Director's Cut of RAW MEAT.  Director Jim Muro joins The Music Box with his gross-out STREET TRASH, and a new Restoration of the silent horror SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN with a live musical score!  Plus, 16mm prints of the demented DOCTOR BUTCHER, M.D., the erie & supernatural HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH.  The newly rediscovered EYES OF FIRE, a comedy duo tangling with Universal's iconic monsters in ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, will be featured.  Other titles to be announced!

Scheduling and pricing listed below!

STREET TRASH (pictured above) will be featured in this year's Music Box of Horrors along with other horrifying titles from Saturday, October 15th through Sunday, October 16th, 2016.  For further information, please visit www.musicoboxtheater.com.

PRICING, SCHEDULING AND OTHER INFORMATION

Pricing
$25 from 8/18 - 9/14 only 250 available at this price!
($20 for Music Box Members)

$30 from 9/15 - 10/14 only 150 available at this price!
($25 for Music Box Members)

$35 day of show - only 50 available at this price!  Only available at the door for day-of sales!
($30 for Music Box Members)

Schedule

Saturday, October 15th

  • SEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN
  • POPCORN
  • RAW MEAT
  • HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH
  • EYES OF FIRE
  • EYE OF THE CAT
  • ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
  • DOCTOR BUTCHER, M.D.
  • TORSO
  • STREET TRASH

Between films, check out the excellent vendors & guests in the Music Box:

  • Kitley's Krypt
  • Turntabling
  • Graveface Records
  • Brian Crowley (artist)
  • Mark Miller (artist)
  • SciFi Horror Chicago
  • House of Monsters
  • Jonathan La Mantia (artist)
  • Pretty Spooky Handmades

MUSIC BOX OF HORRORS 2016
The Music Box of Horrors 2016 is once again guest programmed by Will Morris, Assistant Programmer at Los Angeles' Cinefamily.  Will programmed the 2015 Music Box of Horrors, which included director William Lustig presenting MANIAC, actor Ethan Embry presenting the Chicago premiere of THE DEVIL'S CANDY, a special tribute to Wes Craven, and more. 

ABOUT MUSIC BOX THEATRE:
For the last two decades, the Music Box Theatre has been the premiere venue in Chicago for independent and foreign films.  It currently has the largest theater space operated full time in the city.  The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation.  SMBC, through it's Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States. 

Follow The Music Box Theatre on Instagram @musicboxchicago and Twitter @musicboxtheatre

Monster Fest Announces Opening Film RAW and 'Frequencies' Sidebar Celebrating Genre on the Small Screen!

Returning this year from November 24-27, Australia's premier genre film festival Monster Fest is thrilled to announce the Australian premiere of controversial new French horror film RAW as its Official 2016 Opening Night Film. 

RAW made its World Premiere in Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year where it was awarded the coveted FIPRESCI Award, and was lauded by critics and fans alike as the genre sensation of the festival. 

RAW is the debut feature of French director Julia Ducournau, and tells the story of a young vegetarian who discovers her dark side when she is forced to participate in a carnivorous hazing ritual on her first day at Veterinary school.  It's a coming-of-age tale with a cannibal theme that'll appeal to genre buffs and cinephiles alike, provided they have strong stomachs!

Earlier this week RAW held its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and created headlines around the globe when paramedics were called to the cinema to treat three audience members who fainted during it's 'Midnight Madness' screening.  

Monster Pictures is the Australian license holder of RAW and has its release set for March 2017. 

Neil Foley, Monster Pictures' Head of Acquisitions and Executive Producer of Monster Fest, says of RAW "This is absolutely one of the greatest genre films I've seen in my time at Monster, it references many of the masters, from Argento to Carpenter to Cronenberg, but remains a completely unique and fresh take on the genre.  It's simultaneously harrowing and beautiful, and is probably our most exciting acquisition to date." 

The critical response to the film thus far has been full of praise, and includes the following: 

"...the assured storytelling and direction, including some of the goriest makeup effects this side of Rob Zombie, turn RAW into the kind of crossover film that takes the horror genre into another domain" - Hollywood Reporter

"'RAW' is a deliciously fevered stew of nightmare fuel that hangs together with a breezily confident sense of superior craft." - Variety

"Genre buffs and fests will gobble it up, and this prime cut should be the plat du jour on cult theatrical menus worldwide... All in all, a classily savorous fright tartare." - Screen Daily

RAW will Open Monster Fest on November 24 and will be followed by the Opening Night Gala. Tickets will go on sale over the coming weeks and will be announced via the Monster Fest website and associated social media. 

Monster Fest is also pleased to announce its second themed sidebar, 'Frequencies', which is focused on genre narratives made for or about the small screen.  The Frequencies section will be headlined by the World Premiere launch of the new Headpress book, ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? A TV MOVIE COMPENDIUM 1964-1999, edited by American television scholar Amanda Reyes who will appear at the festival on a clip-and-tell panel about the history of television movies, with the book's contributors Lee Gamblin, John Harrison and stuntwoman Marneen Fields, followed by a screening of Buzz Kulik's 1974 telefrgith, BAD RONALD and co-presented by Melbourne film society Cinemaniacs. 

The section will also include the Australian Premiere of Jackson Stewart's BEYOND THE GATES starring Graham Skipper (THE MIND'S EYE) and Chase Williamson (JOHN DIES AT THE END) as two brothers who find that their father's disappearance may be connected to a sinister VHS board game.  The premiere is presented by Umbrella Entertainment and will be accompanied by a NIGHTMARE VHS Board Game Party in association with Toronto's Black Museum.

This year's Monster Symposium series of multimedia lectures also expands on this broadcasting theme with presentations including Jodi McAlister's DIERDRE HALL IS THE DEVIL about occultism on daytime soaps, Andrew Nette on the long-unavailable Australian horror anthology show THE EVIL TOUCH, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas on Stephen Volk's influential and hysteria-inducing pseudo-doc GHOSTWATCH, Kier-La Janisse on Nigel Kneale's prescient 1968 teleplay THE YEAR OF THE SEX OLYMPICS and Andrew Nette and Dead Brandum on the beloved Crawford crime show HOMICIDE, preceding a special screening of the 1964 episode "With Hunt."

All-access Passes to Monster Fest 2016 are on sale now here:
https://www.lidocinemas.com.au/Promotion/Monster-Fest-2016-At-Lido

Ticket for the recently announced Ted Kotcheff masterclass at the Swinburne University Media and Communication Monster Academy are available here:
http://www.monsterfest.com.au/events/ted-kotcheff-masterclass/


Founded in 2011, Monster Fest is a mix of Premieres, International festival favourites, challenging new discoveries and curated repertory sidebars alongside industry-focused events such as panels and masterclasses with renowned international guests, and a special emphasis on supporting emerging Australian genre film talent through the festival and beyond.  Monster Fest is mounted with the support of Screen Australia and Film Victoria. 

 

TONIGHT SHE COMES announces World Premiere at Grimmfest in Manchester, UK; unveils haunting illustrated festival poster artwork!

Yesterday.. she was chosen.  At midnight.. she was sacrificed.  This morning..
she was buried.  But tonight... Tonight She Comes.  Everyone else will die

After a girl goes missing, two of her friends and a mysterious set of strangers find themselves drawn to the cabin in the woods where she disappeared.  They will laugh, they will drink, they will kiss, they will make love, and THEY MUST ALL DIE.

TONIGHT SHE COMES was written and directed by Matt Stuertz.  He previously directed the feature horror / sci-fi film RWD, created the Sixty Second Slasher's anthology series, and directed Mindless, part of Bloody Disgusting's World of Death horror short film curation. 

The film features a pulse pounding synth score composed by Wojciech Golczewski (WE ARE STILL HERE, BEYOND THE GATES, LATE PHASES) and intense, hard hitting sound design by Shawn Duffy (DARLING, CARNAGE PARK).  The special festival poster is illustrated by Marie Bergeron. 

The cast includes Nathan Eswine, Larissa White, Jenna McDonald, Brock Russell, Cameisha Cotton, Dal Nicole, Adam Hartley, and Frankie Ray. 

TONIGHT SHE COMES will make it's festival debut on October 9th at GRIMMFEST in
Manchester, UK
Please visit the festival website for more details
http://grimmfest.com/grimmupnorth/

Christopher Walken will receive the Grand Honorary Award at Sitges 2016

'SWISS ARMY MAN', the latest sensation at the Sunday 2016 Film Festival, to compete in the Official Selection. 

The Sitges Classics section complete its lineup and is complemented with two official Festival books. 

The fantastic genre is one of the fields that Christopher Walken has always been outstanding in. With more than twenty awards and forty nominations behind him, history will remember him for the character of Nick in Michael Cimino's THE DEER HUNTER, for which her received the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1978.  This year Christopher Walken will be adding one more to this list of awards: The Grand Honorary Award from the Sitges - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.  An honor that will be shared with the other previously announced winner of the Grand Honorary Award, Max von Sydow. 

Son of a Scottish immigrant and a German immigrant, actor Christopher Walken, born in Astoria, Queens (New York) in 1943, has given life to unforgettable characters from all cinematic genres during a career of more than sixty years.  His grandeur has made him stand out from the rest in each and every one of his characterizations, bringing to life both credible supporting characters, like in HEAVEN'S GATE, and main characters (THE FUNERAL). 

From BRAINSTORM, the last film by director and special effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull, where Walken plays Doctor Michael Brace, to the screen adaptation of Stephen King's novel, "The Dead Zone."  He has worked under the orders of Tim Burton in SLEEPY HOLLOW, and in the cult film THE PROPHECY.  Other films like BATMAN RETURNS, COMMUNION, THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS, and SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, just to name a few, are a part of the fantastic imaginary where Christopher Walken will always be present. 

The latest sensation from this year's Sundance Festival, the North American SWISS ARMY MAN, has been added to Sitges 2016's in competition Official Selection.  Directed by the duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the film tells the story of friendship between a castaway and a somewhat flatulent dead body, respectively starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.  SWISS ARMY MAN has caused controversy because of its exceptional courage from a stylistic and conceptual point of view. 

The 49th Sitges Film Festival will pay tribute to the 'trekkie' universe in its Sitges Classics section, in commemoration of the saga's 50th anniversary, and will present a small retrospective sample of Soviet fantastic films from the decades of the 50s to the 70s.  As for Star Trek, in addition to two exhibitions, the screening of films related to the sage (the documentary FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK and the movie STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE), the Star Trek Walk will be taking place on 12 October and a Time Machine Award will be picked up by Walter Koenig (who played the role of Chekov).  The Festival will be presenting the book written for the occasion: Donde nadie ha llegado antes (Star Trek).  In the book, writers like Ángel Sala himself, Jordi Sánchez Navarro, Cels Piñol and Nieves Navarro, talk about the movie saga, the real life and animated series, it's origins and it's creator, Gene Roddenberry, among other questions. All this done entertainingly and with a new point of view, not only to the delight of 'trekkies' but also for all of those newcomers who want to discover the adventures contained in Star Trek

Red Planet Marx: la conquista sovietica del espacio [Red Planet Marx: the Soviet Conquest of Space] is the title of the retrospective on Soviet science fiction that the Sitges Film Festival will be hosting this year at two of its venues.  Both at the Prado Cinema and the Brigadoon Zone, you can see almost a dozen films allowing us to develop the concept of 'space opera', space trips and the conquest of the universe in Eastern filmmaking.  Movies like PLANETA BUR, SOLARIS, and TEST PILOTA PIRXA, among others, will be preceded by presentations and will have subsequent post-screenings.  With the same title, Sitges 2016 will be presenting another of its official books: an overview of science fiction movies from the so-called "block of countries from East Europe" following the 2nd World War, paying attention to the importance of the fantastic genre from the so-called "new cinemas" to our times.  Authors like Jesus Palacios, Fausto Fernandez and Jordi Ojeda, among others, have participated in the book.

Finally, it is important to point out the collaboration and participation that the SGAE offers the Sitges Film Festival year after year, and remember that, as every year, the SGAE in Catalonia also sponsors the Nova Autoria Awards as a part of the Festival's Noves Visions section.  It is a section that contains a selection of short films by students from different Catalan film and audiovisual schools, eligible for the SGAE Nova Autoria Awards for best screenplay, best directing, and best music.  This year, 15 schools and universities signed on and have participated with almost 40 works by students, among which eleven have been chosen to participate in Sitges 2016. 

 

"THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON" Blu-ray + Digital HD Limited Edition available November 1, 2016

As one of the most highly anticipated annual traditions for "The Walking Dead" fans all over the world, Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing "THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON" Blu-ray + Digital HD LImited Edition set on November 1, 2016. 

McFarlane Toys has done it again creating a striking, must-own packaging concept.  This year's Limited Edition features the "truck" walker from the infamous rock quarry in the very first episode of Season 6. Handsomely crafted and intricately detailed, the figurine is based on the original walker designed by award-winning special effects make-up Supervisor and Executive Producer, Greg Nicotero.  Packaging also includes a collectibe 5-disc Blu-ray set digipack with exclusive "walker" cover art available only with this set.  SRP is $149.99, and available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

"The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season" Blu-ray + Digital HD special features include:

  • Audio Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • New Featurettes
  • French language track
  • English SDH, Spanish subtitles
  • Alternate Negan Scene