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.
Synopsis: YOU ARE NOT ALONE’ is a motion picture with two very different stories. At the forefront, this picture is about a college graduate, Natalie, reconnecting with friends and family as she visits her hometown over the Fourth of July. Over the first half of the film, She floats through the proceedings of the July 4th celebration her town is known for. The town is inundated with news about a dangerous sociopath who is in the midst of a spree killing and reportedly within the area. The second half of the picture is what happens when Natalie crosses paths with said killer.
Will the found footage genre of filmmaking be replaced by first-person or POV? There have been a couple of films out using that style and now comes You are Not Alone. I know I’m in the minority but for the most part I enjoyed the found-footage genre and am curious about this new style (although anyone who knows anything about porn knows that first-person or ‘POV’ (or ‘point-of-view’) has been a category for quite some time.
Directed by Derek Mungor and written by Mungor and Chris O’Brien, You are Not Alone stars Krista Dzialosynski, David O’Brien, Mary Mikva, Keenan Camp, Nikki Pierce, Eric Wood, Tony Rossi, Katie Johnston-Smith, and Dan Abbate. It’s set for VOD and DVD release on June 23. Check out their official Facebook page and enjoy the poster and trailer ↓.
Synopsis: After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She’s thrilled, but she can’t remember much of what got her there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door… into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. Now, a walk of shame becomes a fight for survival as the mismatched pair discovers that the only thing scarier than trusting someone with your life… is trusting them with your heart.
I figure if I ever have to stand beside someone to fight in the zombie apocalypse I would want it to be a cute, perky redhead. Night of the Living Deb is directed by Kyle Rankin from a screenplay and story by Andy Selsor. It stars Maria Thayer, Michael Cassidy, Ray Wise and Chris Marquette. It’s been making the festival rounds but I don’t see an official theatrical/VOD/DVD/BD release date just yet. Check out the official Facebook page for more details. Oh yeah, and enjoy the trailer and poster below.
Synopsis: In the autumn of 1900, outlaw Claude Barbee puts his “retirement plan” in action, attempting to lead his train-robbing gang across Texas to recover a cash stash hidden after a botched railroad heist. They soon discover they’re being hunted by more than just the law – but rather a merciless, unexpected evil quite possibly greater than themselves.
The write-up on Horror-movies.ca likens Kill or Be Killed to Bone Tomahawk. If you’ve seen the latter film (I have), you know that’s some mighty big shoes to fill. It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.
Kill or Be Killed stars Justin Meeks, Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Bridger Zadina, Deon Lucas, Greg Kelly, Larry Grant Harbin, Arianne Margot, Luce Rains, Timothy McKinney, Karrie Cox, Pepe Serna, Edwin Neal, Bill Johnson, Sonny Carl Davis, and Michael Berryman. Written and directed by Duane Graves and Justin Meeks the film will be available on DVD and VOD on March 1st, 2016.
Enjoy the trailer and poster below:
Synopsis: One night at a party, a group of friends experiment with trace phenomena – a form of EVP (Electronic voice phenomena), however, one by one the friends begin dying and soon realize a door to a horrific realm has been opened. It’s a race against time and demonic forces to sever the transmission save themselves and prevent the demon from entering our world.
Trace looks like a cross between White Noise and The Apparition; two films neither of which I particularly liked. So why am I interested in a movie that reminds me so much of both of them? Maybe it’s a slow week for horror movie trailers; maybe I have masochistic tendencies; or perhaps maybe I see something in Trace that I didn’t see in the two aforementioned films. The trailer does look a bit hokey; it also has its moments.
Trace stars Nick Fink, August Roads, Jesse Pepe, Maddie McGuire, Samantha Lee, Sam Valentine, Jerod Meagher, Mike Capozzi, Jeremiah Benjamin, and Herion Mustafaraj and it is written and directed by Ryan Brookhart. It’s already available on VOD through iTunes, Vudu and many others and is also available on DVD. Check out the poster and trailer below and enjoy.
Synopsis: Jennifer Hills (Sarah Butler) is still tormented by the brutal sexual assault she endured years ago (I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, 2010). She’s changed identities and cities, reluctantly joining a support group where she begins to piece together a new life. But when her new friend’s murderer goes free and the tales of serial rapists haunt her, Jennifer will hunt down the men responsible and do what the system won’t – make them pay for their crimes in the most horrific ways imaginable. Only this time, no jury may be able to save her.
I just realized, after reading the synopsis above (and watching the trailer below), that the I Spit on Your Grave franchise is gradually becoming the new Death Wish franchise; only it replaces Charles Bronson with Sarah Butler and all the bad guys with rapists and sexual predators. At least that’s what I got out of it; perhaps you will see something completely different. I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine (original title I Spit on Your Grave 3-or III-if you’re into that whole Roman numeral thing) stars Sarah Butler, Gabriel Hogan and Doug McKeon and is directed by R.D. Braunstein. It will have a limited theater release beginning October 9th and will come to VOD and DVD on October 20th. I present to you the trailer and poster for your viewing…analysis.
First-time director David Fincher disowned the film, citing constant studio interference and actually walked out of production before final editing began. He did preside over a rough cut that became the basis for the ‘Assembly Cut’, a longer version of the movie later released on DVD and Blu-ray.