Ten days after its premiere in Milan, the film was seized by the Italian courts, and director Ruggero Deodato was arrested and charged with obscenity. He was later charged with murdering several actors on camera, and faced life in prison. The cast had signed contracts requiring them to disappear for a year after shooting, to maintain the illusion that they’d died. Deodato contacted Luca Barbareschi and told him to contact the three other actors who played the missing film team. When the actors appeared in court, alive and well, the murder charges were dropped.
Last set of posters for August; we are two-thirds of the way done with 2016, folks! Here’s hoping you all enjoy this weeks picks.
I believe this may be the first time that a Power Ranger has been a Scream Queen of the Month. Miss Vincent was Maya the Yellow Galaxy Ranger in several episodes and incarnations of the TV series.
Born February 7, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cerina’s contributions to the horror genre began in 2000 with Fear Runs Silent. In 2002 she starred in Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever. 2004 found her in Murder-Set-Pieces and 2005 found her in both Intermedio and It Waits. She was up on Sasquatch Mountain in 2006 and in 2008 she was Toxic (or at least that was the title of the movie). She starred in the comedy-horror series Zombie Family for the “Death of a Salesman” episode and in the The Walking Dead: Webisodes “Cold Storage: Parting Shots” in 2012. She appeared in the short film Skypemare in 2013 and finally in the “Bad Seed” segment of Tales of Halloween in 2015.
Let us welcome our September, 2016 Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month: Cerina Vincent!
A horror film about three friends who drive to a haunted field in search of a girl who’s mysteriously disappeared.
Written and directed by Jimmy Ren.
Starring James Waller, Bethany Yim, Oliver Wang, Nani Pacal, and Claire Chen.
Filmed in Dixon, California.
14 minutes and 5 seconds.
From the YouTube page for Stranded: “Based on our favorite Japanese horror movies like “The Ring” and “The Grudge“, this is Glass Pixel Studio’s first attempt at a horror movie. Filmed in 2009 in Dixon, California on a shoe-string budget — please forgive the bad dialogue and the corny special effects.”
Why did I choose Stranded for this weeks Short Film Saturday? Because it’s a first attempt at a horror film and despite being made on an (admittedly) shoestring budget I believe it is an excellent effort. It’s not perfect; it is an example of making the best of the money you have to work with and putting out a film you can be proud of. The filmmakers behind Stranded have every reason to be proud and I for one hope to see more from them. Check it out ↓.
Synopsis: A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…
This weeks Friday Night at the Trailer Park is a combination of “I couldn’t find any other decent trailer to present” and “Everyone else is doing it so why not me?”. Rings looks more like a reboot than a sequel but at least it looks better than The Ring Two. Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez from a screenplay from Jacob Aaron Estes, Akiva Goldsman and David Loucka from the novel by Kôji Suzuki, Rings stars Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, and Vincent D’Onofrio. Look for it in theaters on October 28, 2016. Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer and poster ↓.
Another week of posters and one more week until August is done! I’m listening to Alice Cooper’s “Billion Dollar Babies” as I prep this new set for all of you. I don’t know why I told you that, but enjoy!