SHORT FILM SATURDAY: GEIST (2015)

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A shipwrecked fisherman is lead to a dark secret within this short thriller.

Written and directed by Ben Harper, Sean Mullen and Alex Sherwood.

Starring Cormac O’Sullivan and Remy Purtill.

Filmed in Ireland.

Ten minutes and fifty-three seconds.

Here’s a chilling animated tale for you all to enjoy. Let me know what you think in the comments.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: BLAIR WITCH

Synopsis: A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

At last! After 17 years we finally have a sequel to The Blair Witch Project. Director Adam Wingard revealed at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con that his latest film Blair Witch, formerly under the faux title ‘The Woods‘ is indeed the sequel to the 1999 film. I know a lot of you out there hate the found footage genre and possibly The Blair Witch Project; as for myself I loved the film and am definitely looking forward to Blair Witch and believe that Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest) is just the man to make it worthwhile. Written by Simon Barrett and starring Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson and Valorie Curry, Blair Witch hits theaters September 16, 2016. Check out the trailer and poster ↓.

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WRITTEN IN BLOOD SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH-AUGUST, 2016-JESSICA CAMERON

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Born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada Jessica Cameron has been in so many horror films since beginning her career with the horror short Solitude of Love in 2008 that she has earned the nickname “The Sultana of Splat”. At the risk of carpal tunnel I will list her feature-length appearances throughout her career.

Making her feature length debut in 2010 with The Dead Matter, she kept busy that year with Mr. Hush and Resurrection (aka American Resurrection). 2011 saw her no less resting with Death of the DeadDeadly Dares: Truth or Dare Part IVHell-O-Ween, the TV movie Camel Spiders, the horror comedy fantasy Potpourri and The Family; not to mention starring in 9 episodes of the TV series The Funny Man.

Where were we? Oh yeah, here comes 2012 and The SleeperThe Black Dahlia Haunting and Silent Night. 2013 brought Truth or Dare (directed by Jessica), 13/13/13, To Jennifer, the action-adventure-horror hybrid Post Mortem, America 2021 and 1 episode of Barry Morgan, Horror Geek.

It’s 2014 and we have Virginia Obscura, the action-horror-thriller Run Like Hell and the action horror comedy A Grim Becoming. Are we almost done? Okay! Okay! Stop with the whip!! 2015 gave us The Evil Gene, All Through the HouseSave Yourself and Mania, of which she directed but did not star

Jessica is in pre-production with Solitary Confinement 2 and post-production with Utero, The Legend of Grassman, Desolation, The Listing, Adam K and An Ending , which she will also direct. She is filming Red Eye and Solitary Confinement for a 2017 release and has been announced for The Drifter (rumored) and Shadow.

Whew!!

Let us all welcome the lovely Jessica Cameron as the Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month for August, 2016!

WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT JESSICA?

She was nominated for her first award in April 2010. She was nominated for Best Rising B Movie Actress.

She got the chance to work with a director that she has been a fan of, Jeff Burr in April 2010 on the set of the feature film Resurrection.

She worked as a waitress through University and got to use her training in the feature film Resurrection, in which her character (Lenore) works at a diner as a waitress.

She got to realize one of her greatest fears in the Sci-Fi channel movie Camel Spiders. She has been afraid of spiders her entire life.

A-Z TRIVIA WEDNESDAY: BURNING BRIGHT

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Although real tigers were used for the film, the actors never interacted with them.

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR JULY 25, 2016

Alien by Berkay Daglar

Alien by Berkay Daglar

Attack The Block by Matt Taylor

Attack The Block by Matt Taylor

Desperado by Matt Ryan Tobin

Desperado by Matt Ryan Tobin

Die Another Day by Mike Mahle

Die Another Day by Mike Mahle

Evil Dead 2 by Gary Pullin

Evil Dead 2 by Gary Pullin

Jurassic Park by Dan McCarthy

Jurassic Park by Dan McCarthy

Mad Max Fury Road by Ken Taylor

Mad Max Fury Road by Ken Taylor

Pan's Labyrinth by Rhys Cooper

Pan’s Labyrinth by Rhys Cooper

Reservoir Dogs by Ken Taylor

Reservoir Dogs by Ken Taylor

Scanners by Sam Wolfe Connelly

Scanners by Sam Wolfe Connelly

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: VICTIM (2013)

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A teenage boy (played by Jake Holmes) finds himself being stalked and tormented by a mysterious figure whom he believes to be the mythical being known as ‘Slender Man’. Is the ordeal real or is it just in his head? And can he find a way to end this nightmare?

Written, directed and edited by Eddie Adamson.

Starring Jake Holmes and Jordan Scott.

Filmed in the United Kingdom.

Fifteen minutes and fifty-two seconds.

I couldn’t decide what to feature this week (happens a lot) and since I’ve never featured a Slenderman tale I thought why not choose Victim? To quote writer-director-editor Eddie Adamson,  “This is a Short Horror film I made for my last college project of the year in Creative Media Production. We were given the chance to each make a film of our own choice, of varied length and subject matter. My film is based around a teenage boy who finds himself being stalked by the mythical being ‘Slender Man’ over a period of days. It has been heavily inspired by the game ‘Slender’ by Parsec Productions, as well as many Horror Films I have been influenced by.”

Here’s hoping you enjoy Victim.

 

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: THE NEIGHBOR

Synopsis: The Neighbor takes place in the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, where most people keep to themselves. But when John (Josh Stewart) comes home to find his girlfriend Rosie (Alex Essoe) missing, he suspects his mysterious and off-putting neighbor (Bill Engvall) is somehow involved. John learns that Rosie’s life is not all that is at stake after a visit to his neighbor’s cellar. It becomes clear that the seemingly quiet town is more dangerous than it looks, and John and Rosie must do more than just run away if they want to survive the night.

If you were to tell me that Bill Engvall-yes, that Bill Engvall-was starring in a horror film I’d say you were crazy. If you were to tell me that from the looks of the trailer that Bill Engvall-yes, that Bill Engvall-looked like he was doing a pretty darn good job of it I’d be driving you to the looney bin myself. But, alas he does and he is from what I can tell from the trailer. Also starring Melissa Bolona, Skip Sudduth, Ronnie Gene Blevins and Luke Edwards, The Neighbor re-teams director Marcus Dunstan and actor Josh Stewart from The Collector and The Collection and will be available on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on September 6, 2016. Until then, here’s the trailer ↓ for you to enjoy.