Invite THE BYE BYE MAN Into Your Head With This Viral & First Clip

For the upcoming STX Entertainment horror film, THE BYE BYE MAN, we have a clip that reveals ten (un)lucky people who will have the chance to invite THE BYE BYE MAN into their life...

In the film, a group of college students move into an old house and bring the furniture out of the basement, including a nightstand which Elliot (Douglas Smith) places next to his bed.  The inside drawer has "don't say it, don't think it" scrawled all over the liner paper, hiding the carved words "The Bye Bye Man" underneath. 

Now YOU can invite THE BYE BYE MAN into your life with a custom built cursed nightstand and find out if you're able to survive his possession.

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THE BYE BYE MAN is directed by Stacy Title and stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, with Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway. 

People commit unthinkable acts every day.  Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things.  But what if all of the questions we're asking are wrong?  What if the cause of all evil is not a matter of what... but who? 

From the producers of Oculus and The Strangers comes The Bye Bye Man, a chilling horror-thriller that exposes the evil behind the most unspeakable acts committed by man.  When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don't think it, don't say it.  But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control.  Is there a way to survive his possession? 

Telluride Horror Show Announces Call For Entries

The 2017 Telluride Horror Show has announced its Call for Entries.  The film festival is seeking short and feature length films in the following genres: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Genre Comedy, and Genre Documentary. 

Filmmakers are encouraged to visit SUBMIT YOUR FILM for more information regarding the submission process, fees and deadlines.  The April 15th, 2017 early bird deadline allows filmmakers to save big on the required submission fee. 

In addition to the Call for Entries, Telluride Horror Show has released a new website and video trailer, which can be viewed on their WEBSITE.  The trailer was produced by Denver-based Rocket House Pictures. 

Dates have also been slated for the 2017 festival, which will kick off on Friday the 13th of October, running through Sunday, October 15th.  Genre fans and filmmakers will experience the world's greatest and latest films at Telluride's historic Sheridan Opera House, Nugget Theatre, and the "Gargoyle Room" at Wilkinson Public Library. 

Named one of "The 20 Coolest Film Festivals" and "13 Film Festivals To Die For" by MovieMaker Magazine, the 8th edition promises to keep with the programming integrity of past festivals. 

3-Day Passes will go on sale May 1st, 2017.  Last year's festival sold out early, so fans are encouraged to plan ahead. 

"Scary Endings" Holiday Special SANTA CLAUS IS A VAMPIRE streaming now..

Scary Endings is excited to release their second episode for this season, a holiday special entitled SANTA CLAUS IS A VAMPIRE.  Scary Endings will be released each month on their regular YouTube channel WhereIsTheRockHammer and can also be viewed by visiting their website at www.ScaryEndings.com.

In SANTA CLAUS IS A VAMPIRE, a happily married couple, Sharon (Hannah Marshall) and Cody (Ryan Dillon), are returning home with this year's Christmas tree when an unexpected encounter with Vampire Santa Claus (Casey Kooyman) leaves Sharon as sole defender of her home where no one is safe, not her son, the babysitter Holly (Charlotte Chimes) or even herself.  Can she stop Santa from coming down that chimney?  Traditional vampire rules apply...

The short is directed by John Fitzpatrick and written by Jessica Chandler and stars Hannah Marshall (Shortland Street, hit Australian TV series Packed to the Rafters), Ryan Dillon (Littlerock, Puppet Master X, Scary Endings' We Always Come Back), Casey Kooyman (Lake Los Angeles, Scary Endings' The Babysitter and the Boogeyman), Charlotte Chimes (Catching Milat, Schapelle) and Miles Chandler (Scary Endings' Bounce House of Horror!, Welcome to the Circus). 

The next episode of Scary Endings takes a New Year's vacation cruise where there's loads of water, trauma and a special guest star Kaitlin Doubleday (Fox's Empire).  Scary Endings would like to wish all a Happy Holiday!

BLAIR WITCH'S Dan Myrick Returns to the Paranormal with SKYMAN IndieGoGo Campaign

Writer/Director Dan Myrick (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT) has unveiled his upcoming docu-drama, SKYMAN, which will launch an Indiegogo campaign today (https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/52042135) to help raise funds for production. SKYMAN will feature Carl Merryweather, a man who had an alien encounter as a 10 year old boy and now believes he has an opportunity to reconnect with the same alien at the same location on a specific day and time.

The Indiegogo campaign will focus on the pre-production of the project and the goal will be $25,000.  For donating, there will be perks available including an invitation to the weekly cast and crew "UFO Soirees" in the desert during production; Dinner with Dan Myrick and a personalized BLAIR WITCH PROJECT screening.  There will also be a limited number of original, Sundance 1999 BLAIR POSTERS given as rewards as well.  Aside from the different levels of donating available, there will also be an online auditions for particular roles and for "recreations" of what happened to Merryweather as a child at www.skymanthemovie.com.  Aspiring actors and actresses can submit their best performances for consideration when the audition process starts. Myrick was one of the first to do this back in 2008 on his film, THE OBJECTIVE

Back in 1987 on the eve of his tenth birthday, Carl allegedly came in to contact with an "alien lifeform" while camping with his father out in the high desert of Apple Valley, California. Although the following day local news reported that several locals had witnessed a strange object hovering in the sky, it was the unvarnished testimony of young Carl's direct contact that had the most impact on the local community.  Now, almost 30 years later, Carl is convinced that the Being he calls the "Skyman" is destined to reunite with him at that very same spot in the desert.  The only difference now is that he's determined to document the entire ordeal, thus claiming that he'll be the first person in history to record his own "alien abduction".

"Skyman is a sci-fi, docudrama that has been a labor of love for quite some time.  It's a project about UFO subculture that gets back to my "Blair roots', and allows me more creative freedom while, at the same time, engages the audience from start to finish," said Dan Myrick. 

Myrick is also joined by Producer Joseph Restaino from Character Brigade and Thomas B. Fore and Christiopher J. Scott of Domicile Pictures.  Production is scheduled to begin in Spring 2017 with the date of the upcoming alien encounter on the horizon. 

For more information on the campaign, you can visit https://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/52042135


GANG OF ROBOTS
Myrick is President of Gang of Robots, Inc. (formerly Gearhead Pictures), is an independent film company which has produced and/or co-produced several films over the years including UNDER THE BED (Radar Pictures/Appian Way), THE OBJECTIVE (IFC) an the RAW FEED series of films for Warner Bros.  The GOR goal is to produce thought provoking content across all media platforms (www.gangofrobots.com). 

New Stills Released for the upcoming thriller BUSHWICK from XYZ Films

From directors Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, we have three new stills from the upcoming thriller BUSHWICK.  The film centers around a woman named Lucy, who after emerging from a Brooklyn subway, finds that her neighborhood is under attack by black-clad military soldiers. An ex-Marine corpsman, Stupe, reluctantly helps her fight for survival through a civil war, as Texas attempts to secede from the United States of America. 

BUSHWICK will be making it's World Premiere in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival and features a terrific cast that includes Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow, Angelic Zambrana Jeremie Harris, Myra Lucretia Taylor and Arturo Castro.  The screenplay was written by Nick Damici and Graham Reznick and the film was produced by Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films and Adam Folk of Bullet Pictures.  WME Global is co-repping U.S. sales with XYZ. 

Submissions Now Open for Second Annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival!

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is excited to announce that submissions are now open for the second edition of the festival.  The first deadline to submit horror features and shorts is January 15th, and the final deadline to submit for programming consideration is August 15th. 

In its first year, the festival sold out the majority of its screenings, which took place in venues and theaters across North Brooklyn.  Festival Director Justin Timms commented, "The reaction we received after the first-ever Brooklyn Horror Film Festival was extremely humbling and we're very excited to announce that the festival will be growing for our sophomore year.  We've added an extra day and will be adding even more screenings throughout Brooklyn, in turn accepting even more films into our boundary-pushing program." 

BHFF was proud to present the Best Feature Award to Lorcan Finnegan's WITHOUT NAME, while Jackson Stewart took home the Audience Award for the retro VHS game-inspired BEYOND THE GATES, which sees its hotly anticipated theatrical and VOD release on December 9th. 

"First-year festivals are never easy to program, but we couldn't have been happier with this year's lineup and, most importantly, the audience's response," says Matt Barone, the festival's Senior Programmer.  "As exciting as that is, though, BK Horror 2016 also set the bar sky-high.  So that presents us with a new challenge: Make the second year even bigger.  We're ready to do just that and give Brooklyn another weekend-long snapshot of both where the genre's at and where it's heading.  Horror is closing out 2016 in such an amazing creative space, but there's always room for it to grow.  Hopefully 2017 brings more diversity behind the camera, more original ideas, more genuinely scary films and more of the genre-blurring audacity that defined BK Horror's program this year.  We're pumped to see what filmmakers from all around the world have to offer." 

Also, as a thank you to the local horror-loving community who helped create a spectacular first edition, the festival is offering a special discount for directors and producers who live in New York City. 

Stay tuned for early bird badge sales beginning this January, and check out the festival's website for more information soon. 

For full submission details, deadlines, and costs please visit the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival on Freeway, or visit the official website.  The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival will run from October 12th till the 15th, 2017. 

KRAMPUS Comes Early with New Fright-Rags Collection

Fright-Rags is the one-stop shop for the horror fan on your holiday list this year!  The company is releasing new apparel and merchandise from genre movies leading up to Christmas. 

The festivities kick off today with the release of the all-new Krampus collection.  It includes tees designed by Justin Osbourn and Chogrin as well as custom-knit crew socks.  In addition to unisex and girls shirts, Osbourn's artwork is also available on zip-up hoodies. 

The holiday cheer continues this Saturday, December 10th, with two surprise shirts from classic '80s Christmas films available exclusively for 24 hours.  Horror lounge pants will follow on December 13th.  The 15th will see the release of stocking stuffer posters and a special Secret Santa Edition of the popular "Tee of Mystery;" it features two shirts for $20, one of which has never been released before. 

The Krampus collection is on sale now at Fright-Rags.com.  All domestic orders placed by December 18 are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas. 

SYFY, XLRATOR MEDIA & MVPTV PACT ON "SUPERSTITON" TV SERIES FOR 2017

Syfy has given a 13-episode direct-to-series order to SUPERSTITION, a supernatural genre series produced by XLrator Media and Mario Van Peebles' newly launched TV production company MVPTV, which is set to begin production in early 2017 and air on Syfy later this year. 

XLrator Media's Barry Gordon and MVPTV's Mario Van Peebles will produce, and Van Peebles ("Roots," "Bloodline," "Hand of God," "Empire," "Lost") will also write, direct and star in some of the episodes.  Joel Anderson Thompson ("Battlestar Galactica," "Boomtown," "House M.D.") has been tapped as showrunner and Laurence Andries ("Alias," "Six Feet Under," "Supernatural," "The Pacific") will executive produce.  The dynamic writing team of Brusta Brown and John Mitchell Todd ("Defiance," "Mech-X4") have also boarded the series.  XLrator Media holds international distribution and sales rights. 

The series centers around the Mosley family, owners of the only funeral home in a fictitious town on the outskirts of New Orleans and keepers of the town's dark secrets and history.  Known for its haunted house, elevated graveyards, odd townsfolk, and rich history of unusual phenomena, the town is also a "landing patch" for the world's darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by an ancient, mysterious malefactor named The Dredge. 

"SUPERSTITION is an intelligent, boundary-pushing genre series rich in supernatural lore and myths, featuring an eccentric family who have an unusual connection to an otherwordly plane, and the dark force that unleashes the demons, creatures and monsters that haunt our nightmares. There is a voracious global audience always seeking the next well-crafted genre series as evidenced by the success of "American Horror Story," "Stranger Things," "Supernatural," "True Blood," "Six Feet Under" and others.  SUPERSTITION is being produced and created by people who love and appreciate genre content.  XLrator is proud to partner with Syfy and Mario Van Peebles on our first network television series," said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. 

"The incredible things we used to do in independent film, we can now do in television.  This is truly a golden era for exciting, provocative television." said Mario Van Peebles. 

"A town where all superstitions, myths and legends are true offers a rich cultural, atmospheric and macabre playground for Mario Van Peebles, Barry Gordon, Joel Anderson Thompson and Laurence Andries to explore.  We are excited to work with this terrific team and look forward to bringing this unique story to Syfy." said Chris Regina, Senior Vice President, Syfy Programming. 

Andries is repped by UTA, and Thompson, Brown and Todd are repped by The Cartel. 

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 2017. Recent releases include Academy Award®-winner John Ridley’s Jimi: All is by My Side starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimi Hendrix, CBGB starring Alan Rickman, and SXSW hits Housebound and The Diabolical. XLrator Media is the home of four acclaimed releasing labels: MACABRE for horror/genre (American Mary, Banshee Chapter), TURBO for action/thrillers (The Machine, Ironclad: Battle For Blood,), LIFEFRAME for documentaries (Storm Surfers 3D, Queen Mimi, It’s So Easy and Other Lies) and PACE for multicultural films (Five Star, Allegiance, We The Party).  

ABOUT MVPTV
From Melvin Van Peebles directing and acting in the groundbreaking film Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song to his son Mario directing and acting in the blockbuster hit New Jack City      20 years later, the Van Peebles family has survived and thrived in a family-run business over generations much like a cinematic version of the Mosleys. 

From his first break acting alongside Clint Eastwood in Heartbreak Ridge to his portrayal of Malcolm X alongside Will Smith in Michael Mann’s Ali, Mario Van Peebles has charted a unique multi-hyphenate career as an actor, writer, director and producer. His film Baadasssss! about the making of his father’s Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song was one of Ebert and Roeper’s ten best films of 2004. He directed the multicultural western Posse and directed and produced Panther (written and produced by his father) about the Black Panther Party’s rise to power, which won the Locarno Film Festival’s Silver Leopard Award. 

Mario Van Peebles brings decades of film experience to television, where he has directed dozens of shows such as “Roots,” “Bloodline,” “Hand of God,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Empire,” “Lost,” “Boss,” “Being Mary Jane,” and others. SUPERSTITION is Van Peebles’ first foray into genre television as a co-creator/producer and marks the launch of his MVPTV production company.   

First look at the poster and trailer for Yoshihiro Nishimura's KODOKU: MEATBALL MACHINE

KODOKU: MEATBALL MACHINE
from
writer-director-editor-FX creator
Yoshihiro Nishimura

Nishi-Eizo, the Tokyo-based film production and special effects company from Yoshihiro Nishimura, is proud to reveal the poster and trailer for the upcoming gorefest KODOKU: MEATBALL MACHINE, which Nishi-Eizo has produced alongside King Records and Ark Entertainment Inc.  The insane, hyperviolent new feature film was written, directed, edited, and had all of its special effects created by legendary Nishimura, whose previous credits include TOKYO GORE POLICE, HELLDRIVER, THE ABCs OF DEATH, and the recent festival favorite NINJA WAR OF TORAKAGE

KODOKU: MEATBALL MACHINE is the splatter-filled sequel to Yudai Yamaguchi and Jun'ichi Yamamoto's MEATBALL MACHINE, which Nishimura created the original special effects for back in 2005.  The twisted story, which melds cyberpunk sci-fi, fantasy, extreme gore, and comedy, carries on in Nishimura's latest blood-drenched riot, which will be released in 2017.

KODOKU: MEATBALL MACHINE stars Eihi Shiina (AUDITION), Takumi Saitô (13 ASSASSINS), Ami Tomite (TAG), Maki Mizui (TOKYO GORE POLICE), and Yôji Tanaka (KILL BILL VOL. 1).

BAD KIDS OF CRESTVIEW ACADEMY In Theaters January 13th

From Momentum Pictures comes the upcoming action/adventure BAD KIDS OF CRESTVIEW ACADEMY in select theaters and On Demand/Digital HD on January 13, 2017. 

Ben Browder ("Farscape," "Stargate") directs and stars in the film which also features Sammi Hanratty (WGN's "Salem," CBS' "The Unit," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"), Drake Bell (Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh"), Gina Gershon (Bound, Showgirls) and Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Goonies, Rudy).

The film is based on the graphic novel Bad Kids and is a sequel to Bad Kids Go To Hell.  This film is also the feature film debut of Ali Astin (Sean Astin's daughter) and is the directorial debut of sci-fi legend Ben Browder, who reprises his role as "Max Rainwater." 

Based on the best-selling graphic novel series, a group of spoiled "bad kids" have been placed in Saturday detention at the prestigious Crestview Academy.  After one of the kids locks away their teacher, they find themselves trapped in school with no way out, wondering who (or what) set them up.  Their ranks quickly dwindle as each falls victim to a gruesome "accident' while trying to escape. 

Acclaimed Film "ARRIVAL" Reaches $100 Million Worldwide

Paramount Picture's ARRIVAL from director Denis Villeneuve and starring Academy Award-nominees Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner; has reached $100 million at the worldwide box office. The film has grossed $65.777M in the US and Canada, and $35.123M internationally, thru Thursday, Paramount Pictures handled distribution in the US and Canada, with FilmNation Entertainment as the international sales agent for all territories. 

The acclaimed film received 10 nominations on Thursday from the Critics Choice Awards, including for Best Picture, Director, Actress and Adapted Screenplay and was recently named to the National Board of Review's Top Films of 2016.  The film's star Amy Adams recently received was National Board of Review's Best Actress award and was honored by the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards with a career achievement honor. 

In its third week of release, ARRIVAL has earned $65.777M to date at more than 2,400 locations in the US and Canada.  The Atlantic called it, "The best film of the year, ambitious in conception and extraordinary in execution."

Now entering the fourth week of release in the UK via distributor eOne, ARRIVAL has grossed £7.73M or $9.6M as of Thursday.  The film has surpassed the lifetime cume of PRISONERS (£7.33m) and SICARIO (£4.96M), and is now the highest grossing title for director Denis Villeneuve in the UK.

Now entering the third week of release in Spain, where the film is being released by Sony Pictures Releasing International, ARRIVAL has grossed EUR 2.37M or $2.54M as of Thursday. The film has already surpassed the lifetime cume of PRISONERS (EUR 2.08M) and SICARIOS (EUR 1.79M), and is now the highest grossing title for Villeneuve in Spain.

ARRIVAL is entering its fourth week in Australia, where the film is being released by Roadshow grossing AUD 5.77M or $4.44M as of Thursday.  The film has surpassed the lifetime cume of SICARIO (AUD 5.36M) and PRISONERS (AUD 3.84M), and is now the highest grossing title for Villeneuve in Australia. 

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) - is brought together to investigate.  As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. 

ARRIVAL stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Mark O'Brien.  From Paramount Pictures in association with FilmNation Entertainment, Lava Bear Films and 21 Laps Entertainment Production.  Produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde.  Based on the story, "Story of Your Life" written by Ted Chiang, with screenplay by Eric Heisserer.  Directed by Denis Villeneuve.


ABOUT PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies.  PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. 


 

The Apocalyptic Thriller STAKE LAND II Comes to HD Digital Platforms on February 7, 2017

Stake Land set a new standard in vampire apocalypse thrillers in 2011, and now the eagerly awaited sequel arrives to push the story and its characters to the next shocking level.  STAKE LAND II, again starring Nick Damici and Connor Paolo, will be available across digital platforms on February 7, 2017.  The film will also be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning February 14, 2017. 

STAKE LAND II, a Dark Sky Films presentation of a Glass Eye Pix production in association with Berserker Entertainment and Last Pictures, is a new adventure set several years after the events in Stake Land, in which mankind must struggle to survive in the wake of a vampire apocalypse. When his home in New Eden is destroyed by a revitalized Brotherhood and its new Vamp leader, Martin finds himself alone in the badlands of America with only the distant memory of his mentor, the legendary vampire hunter Mister, to guide him.  Roaming the wilderness of a steadily decaying country, Martin searches for the one man who can help him exact revenge. 

Once reunited, Mister and Martin prepare to confront the ravenous Brotherhood and its monstrous overlord.  But it'll take more than the two of them to battle this terrifying new threat, and with the future of humanity hanging in the balance, the stakes are higher than ever before. 

Reuniting one of horror cinema's most memorable heroic teams, STAKE LAND II is an epic exploration of a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by blood-thirsty vamps and social collapse, where only the strongest survive. 

The film brings back some of the key cast and creative team behind the post-apocalyptic hit Stake Land.  Nick Damici (Hap and Leonard) reprises his role as Mister and is also the screenwriter, while Connor Paolo (Gossip Girl, Revenge) is back as Martin, and director Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, Cold in July) is back as executive producer.  It is the second film from directors Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, following their gripping debut, Body.  Also starring in STAKE LAND II are Laura Abramsen (Basic Human Needs), A.C. Peterson (Shooter), Bonnie Dennison (Beneath), Kristina Hughes (Green River) and Steven Williams (TV's Supernatural). 

The original Stake Land received prestigious international festival play and won the Midnight Madness Audience Award at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.  It was a commercial and critical success around the world, praised as "The American horror film of the year" (Twitchfilm), "terrific" (New York magazine), "bold and memorable" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "nothing short of epic" (Dead Central). 

Praise for STAKE LAND II has been equally enthusiastic since its world premiere at the 49th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival (2016).  Horror Society called it "the perfect sequel, the perfect continuation of the story...the vampiric sequel we've all been dying for." Amy Seidman of Fangoria opined: "Olsen and Berk's direction is as strong as Matt Mitchell's cinematography which is beautiful and, at times, reminiscent of Robert Altman's westerns." 

FilmRise Acquires North American Rights to 'DEAD AWAKE' From Archstone

FilmRise is proud to announce it has acquired the North American rights to DEAD AWAKE, the next film from the creator of the FINAL DESTINATION franchise. 

FilmRise acquired the film in a deal with Archstone Distribution during this month's American Film Market.  The distributor plans a theatrical release in the U.S. in early 2017. 

The horror/thriller is about a young woman who must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the real-life phenomenon of sleep paralysis.  DEAD AWAKE is directed by Phillip Guzman and stars Lori Petty ("Orange is the New Black", A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, POINT BREAK), Jesse Bradford ("Flags of Our Fathers, ROMEO AND JULIET, BRING IT ON), and Jocelin Donahue (FURIOUS 7, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL). 

"Phillip Guzman's DEAD AWAKE is a terrifying film that we are excited to be bringing to audiences in North Amerca," said Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise.  "I had the privilege of working previously with the highly talented Jeffrey Reddick, creator of 'FINAL DESTINATION,' on a film I executive produced that he wrote called 'TAMARA.'"

"We are thrilled to be working with FilmRise," commented President/CEO of Archstone Brady Bowen, "'DEAD AWAKE' is in good hands and we look forward to getting this out for the public to enjoy." 

The deal was negotiated between Fisher and FilmRise's VP of Acquisitions Max Einhorn with Archstone. 


ABOUT FILMRISE
FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 6,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company's film acquisitions and releases include HBO’s multiple Emmy®-winning “Going Clear” and “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Amy J. Berg and produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney. Television titles include hit series such as Showtime’s Emmy®-winning “Years of Living Dangerously,” and the longest running true crime show on television “Forensic Files.” Titles are in release digitally on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, VUDU, Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Crackle and other platforms, and on DVD and BluRay on Amazon and over 200 online retailers, including Walmart and Barnes & Noble. FilmRise’s recent acquisitions are two-time Academy Award®-nominee Julie Delpy’s “Lolo”; the acclaimed documentary “The Witness”; “Five Nights in Maine,” starring Oscar®-winner Dianne Wiest, David Oyelowo, and Oscar®-nominee Rosie Perez; the buzzed-about horror-comedy “The Greasy Strangler”; the SXSW documentary “Silicon Cowboys”; the award-winning doc “Harry & Snowman”; the drone warfare documentary “National Bird”; Sean Brosnan’s revenge thriller “My Father Die”; the fascinating LSD documentary “The Sunshine Makers”; the Tribeca-premiered chess documentary “Magnus”; and the critically-acclaimed, controversial Sundance drama, “White Girl.” For more information go to: www.FilmRise.com

ABOUT ARCHSTONE DISTRIBUTION
Archstone Distribution is a sales and distribution company focused on delivering high quality theatrical films and documentaries to the world-wide audience. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Archstone is perfectly positioned for global distribution through their established relationships with reputable distributors in each territory.

THE HANDMAIDEN Available on DVD and Digital January 24

The Critically Acclaimed Drama
From Celebrated Director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy)

THE HANDMAIDEN

Available on DVD and Digital January 24

From celebrated director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, Thirst, Stoker), comes the ravishing crime drama THE HANDMAIDEN, debuting on DVD and Digital January 24, 2017, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  Based on the novel "Fingersmith" by British author Sarah Waters, this tale of deception and romance relocates Waters' story from Victorian-era England to Japanese-occupied 1930s Korea where a Korean street thief (newcomer Kim Tae-ri) poses as a maid as part of a conman's (The Chaser's Ha Jung-woo) plot to defraud a wealthy Japanese heiress (Right Now, Wrong Then's Kim Min-hee).  Certified Fresh (93%) on Rotten Tomatoes, this visually stunning "feast for all of the senses" (Charles Bamesco, Rolling Stone) was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Vulcain Prize for its stunning production design by Ryu Seong-hie. 

THE HANDMAIDEN was written by Park Chan-wook and Chung Seo-kyung, inspired by the novel "Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters.  It was produced by Park Chan-wook and Syd Lim.  Executive producer is Miky Lee.  Co-executive producers are Yoon Suk-chan, Kim Jong-dae and Wonjo Jeong.  The film is unrated and has an approximate run time of 144 minutes. 


ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.  For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com

Latest Clip from the upcoming BH Tilt film THE INCARNATE

We are one day away from the release of BH Tilt's newest film, INCARNATE, and to whet your appetite we have a new clip from the scariest exorcism movie of the year. 

INCARNATE centers around a scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed in order to save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past. 

Hightop Releasing and BH Tilt present, in association with IM Global/BLUMHOUSE/WWE Studios, A Deep Undergrounds film.  Directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas), INCARNATE stars Aaron Eckhart, Carice Van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz, Kier O'Donnell, Matt Nable and John Pirruccello.  The film was produced by Jason Blum, Trevor Engelson & Michael Seitzman and written by Ronnie Christenson.  INCARNATE will be released in theaters December 2, 2016. 

Winners Announced for the 2016 Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival

It's been a week since the start of the 2016 edition of BLOOD IN THE SNOW CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL and social media is still buzzing.  This year's festival set records in films played with 33 (24 shorts - 9 features), industry panel attendees (a fun filled and packed afternoon at Duke's Refresher Bar) and a whopping 50% increase in film attendees for the entire weekend!

The "Bloodies" awards were handed out on Sunday night at Duke's Refresher by Senior Programmers Jason Tannis and Kirk Haviand with the list of award winners published on Monday morning.  The following is a full list of award winners and prizes for this year's festival. 

PRIZES:

Trinity Square Video
Best Feature Film Award - $600 worth of gear rental or media lab time
Best Short Film Award - $400 worth of gear rental or media lab time
Rising Star Award (best newcomer) - $250 worth of gear rental or media lab time

Hall Webber LLP
Best Feature Film Award - valued at $820
Jordan Nahmias from Hall Webber LLP has generously donated a legal consultation (up to two hours) for your film project.

GAT PR
Best Director - valued at $500
GAT PR has generously donated a two-hour public relations consultation prize.  This can be used by either obtaining advice on their current film or how to increase publicity for themselves or a future project. 

WINNERS:

Best Poster
24X36: A MOVIE POSTER ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS
Paul Ainsworth, Joshua Budich, Sara Deck, Gary Pullin, Matt Tobin

Best Music Score
Stephen Schooley - 3 DEAD TRICK OR TREATERS

Best Acting Ensemble
KIDNAP CAPITAL

Best Screenplay
Felipe Rodriguez - KIDNAP CAPITAL

Best Cinematography
Greg Biskup - THE SUBLET

Best Editing
Kevin Burke - 24X36: A MOVIE POSTER ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS

Best Special FX
Carolyn Williams - MADRE DE DIOS

Best Director
Kevin Burke - 24X36: A MOVIE POSTER ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS

'Rising Star' Award
Jennifer Fraser - CAPTURE KILL RELEASE

Best Actress
Tianna Nori - THE SUBLET

Best Short
CAUCHEMAR CAPITIONNE
Jean-Claude Leblanc - Director
Christian racine, Jean-Claude Leblanc & Jason Ross Jallet

Best Actor
Aden Young - THE UNSEEN

Best Feature
THE UNSEEN
Geoff Redknap - Director
Katie Weekley - Producer

Vanguard Award in honour of being the first filmmakers to play five times at BITS Post-Lifers Productions
Director - Greg Kovacs
Producers - Stephanie Christiaens, Nathan Hawkins, Darren Hutchings & Brad McMillan

Check out the newest clip from the upcoming film INCARNATE

The newest clip from BH Tilt's upcoming film INCARNATE shows Aaron Eckhart's character, Dr. Seth Ember, coming face to face with a terrifying demon.    

INCARNATE centers around a scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed where he must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past. 

Hightop releasing and BH Tilt present, in association with IM Global/BLUMHOUSE/WWE Studios, a Deep Undergrounds film.  Directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas), INCARNATE stars Aaron Eckhart, Carice Van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, David Mazouz, Kier O'Donnell, Matt Nable and John Pirruccello.  The film was produced by Jason Blum, Trevor Engelson & Michael Seitzman and written by Ronnie Christenson.  INCARNATE will be released in theaters December 2nd, 2016. 

New Clips from the upcoming Gothic horror film THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

In anticipation for the release of THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, which opens in theaters an on VOD this Friday, December 2, Magnet Releasing has debuted two clips that will be sure to haunt your dreams.  "Country Road" features the film's ominous opening sequence and "Dance Show" features a moment of uncomfortable nightmare fuel.  

Writer/director Nicolas Pesce's horror film is a haunting and unnerving gothic tale.  Shot with gorgeous black and white photography, the film's Independent Spirit Awards-nominated cinematography is on full display in these clips. 

In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teacher 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-infected, 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. 

For more information on THE EYES OF MY MOTHER visit the official website at www.TheEyesOfMyMother.com and follow them on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheEyesOfMyMother

Nicolas Cage to Star in "THE HUMANITY BUREAU"

Minds Eye Entertainment and VMI Worldwide in association with Bridgegate Pictures proudly announces that Nicolas Cage (SNOWDEN, DOG EAT DOG) will star in the action/sci-fi film, THE HUMANITY BUREAU.  Rob King (SOMETHING MORE) is set to direct from a script written by Dave Schultz (45 R.P.M).  Principal photography is set to commence this week in British Columbia, Canada.  Sarah Lind (WOLFCOP), Jakob Davies (IF I STAY) and Hugh Dillon (ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13) have also joined the cast.  Kevin Dewalt, CEO of Minds Eye Entertainment and Andre Relis, president of VMI Worldwide made the announcement today. 

"We're extremely excited to work with the incomparable Nicolas Cage on this project," said Dewalt.  "We're certain that THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be a hit with his legions of followers." 

"We're excited to be working with Nicolas Cage on this incredible film, and we feel that the subject matter, given the current state of the world following the 2016 U.S. election, is very relevant on a global scale," said Relis. 

The year is 2030.  Global warming has wreaked havoc in parts of the American Midwest.  In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden. 

An ambitious and impartial caseworker Noah Kross (Cage) investigates a case appealed by a single mother (Lind) and her son (Davies).  Knowing the unjust fate of the innocent boy, Kross sets off to save the lives of the mother and child and to expose the truth about The Humanity Bureau's secrets once and for all. 

THE HUMANITY BUREAU is the second title in a six-picture slate deal between Minds Eye Entertainment, VMI worldwide and Bridgegate Pictures following Wesley Snipe's THE RECALL, which sold to scores of buyers during the 2016 American Film Market. 

THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be shot with the new Barco Escape multi-screen, panoramic movie format, offering the ultimate immersive cinema experience that fully surrounds the viewer in the movie experience.  Portions of the films will be shot in Virtual Reality.  THE HUMANITY BUREAU also marks the first film where Nicolas Cage appears in Barco Escape and Virtual Reality. 

Cage is represented by CAA, LINK Entertainment and Jake Bloom and Patrick Knapp at Bloom, Hergott. 

Minds Eye International has North American distribution rights to THE HUMANITY BUREAU, while VMI Worldwide has international right.  THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be prodcued by Kevin Dewalt (Forsaken, The Tall Man) Danielle Masters (Forsaken, Wolfcop), and Kelly-Rae Buchan.  It will be executive produced by Andre Relis (The Perfect Weapon, War Pigs), Wayne Marc Gdfrey (Cake), Guy Griffithe (American Justice), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects) and Frank White (The Tall Man). 


ABOUT MINDS EYE ENTERTAINMENT
Established in 1986, Minds Eye Entertainment is one of Canada's most prolific independent production and distribution companies, internationally recognized for its commitment to distinctive film and television product and expertise in navigating international co-production and financing.  Recent credits include: THE TALL MAN (Jessica Biel), FACES IN THE CROWD (Milla Jovovich), LULLABY FOR PI (Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy, Forest Whitaker), Stephen King's DOLAN'S CADILLAC (Christian Slater) and FORSAKEN (starring Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox and Demi Moore).  For more information about Minds Eye Entertainment, please visit www.mindseyepictures.com

ABOUT VMI WORLDWIDE
VMI Worldwide is an international sales, film finance and production company based in Los Angeles, California.  Founded in 2010 by Andre Relis, some of VMI Worldwide's past titles include HELLION starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, WICKED BLOOD, starring Abigail Breslin and Sean Bean, GALLOWWALKERS with Wesley Snipes, and WHY STOP NOW starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan.  VMI Worldwide has cultivated an extensive network of long-term, direct relationship with the top networks, distributors and releasing companies around the globe.  In the past 3 years, VMI has moved heavily into in-house production on titles including WAR PIGS starring Dolph Lundgren and THE PERFECT WEAPON starring Steven Seagal.  For more information about VMI Worldwide, please visit http://www.vmiworldwide.com/

ABOUT BRIDGEGATE PICTURES
Bridgegate Pictures Corp operates as an integrated film company out of Corona, California. The company engages in the development, financing and production of media products including feature films for worldwide distribution in the theatrical, broadcast and digital markets.  Bridgegate specializes in commercial driven independent films that are star driven and have worldwide appeal. 

Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo to Bring Nintendo to Life in Highly Themed Environments at Hollywood, Orlando and Osaka

UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS AND NINTENDO WILL BRING THE FUN OF NINTENDO TO LIFE WITH EXPANSIVE, HIGHLY THEMED ENVIRONMENTS AT OSAKA, ORLANDO AND HOLLYWOOD

There have been persistent rumors for quite some time in regards to a Nintendo world at Universal Studios and now the rumors are true!  Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure.  Gigantic Piranha Plants spring to life.  Question blocks, power-ups and more surround you.  And Mario and all his friends are there to pull you into a brand-new world. 

You will enter an entire realm filled with iconic Nintendo excitement, gameplay, heroes and villains. And it is coming to three Universal theme parks around the globe. 

The creative visionaries behind Nintendo's legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal's blockbuster theme park attractions.  Their goal: to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks.  And to do so in new and innovative ways that capture what makes them so special. All of the adventure, fun and whimsy you experience through a screen will now be all around you - in breathtakingly authentic ways. 

  • Nintendo-themed areas are coming to Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood. 
  • These will be expansive, immersive and interactive.  They will be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants. 
  • Guests will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite games - this time in real life. 
  • There will be something for everyone - regardless of their age or gaming experience level. 
  • Planning and creative work on these areas is well underway; they will open separately over the next several years. 

The new themed areas come as the result of a global partnership between Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo - two icons of the entertainment world.  Universal theme parks create incredibly popular family entertainment experiences for millions of people based on compelling characters, stories and innovative technology.  Nintendo creates remarkable and imaginative games filled with captivating stories and beloved characters. 

Each Universal theme park will announce details of its specific Nintendo areas.  The first such announcement will come soon.  


ABOUT UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS
Universal Parks & Resorts, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal, offers guests around the globe today's most relevant and popular entertainment experiences.  With three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg as creative consultant, its theme parks are known for immersive experiences that feature some of the world's most thrilling and technologically advanced film - and television-based attractions. 

Comcast NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood.  It also owns Universal Orlando Resort, a destination resort with two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure), five resort hotels, and Universal CityWalk Orlando.  In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal owns a 51 percent majority interest in Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka and has a license agreement with Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.  The company has also announced plans for a theme park in Beijing. 

ABOUT NINTENDO
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U® and Wii® home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS® and Nintendo DS® families of portable systems.  Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System®, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy®, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi® and Nintendo DSi XL®, Super NES®, Nintendo 64®, Nintendo GameCube® and Wii systems.  It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario®, Donkey Kong®, Metroid®, Zelda® and Pokemon®.