Thursday, April 17, 2014

Trailer Time: "Wandering Rose"

Rose and her fiance Theo, escape the city for a weekend away to the idyllic Scottish Highlands. Theo sees it as a last chance to have some romantic alone time with Rose before she gives birth to their first child.

The couple's peace disintegrates as Rose is confronted with chilling memories of her secret past. The weekend descends into a living nightmare as Rose is forced to confront her demons.

Starring: Carina Anne Birrell, David Wayman, and Cameron Jack

Directed and written by: Corrie Greenop
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Stuck on You

Here's part of an interview from author Jasper Barks conducted during his blog tour for the release of his new book ‘Stuck on You’...

What were you thinking when you took an urban legend and turned it into a delightfully twisted story called Stuck on You?

Mostly - “Gee, I bet this will make ’em toss their cookies” I wasn’t actually sure it was an urban legend when I stumbled across it on an obscure forum while researching something else. The person posting it seemed to think it was a true story. In fact the tale first appeared on the Darwin Awards site, which is devoted to deaths that are so dumb the victim is given an award for not muddying the human gene pool with their decided lack of smarts. So there’s some debate as to whether it actually happened or not (my guess is definitely NOT).

It was one of those little snippets of information that stuck to the seamy underbelly of my imagination and wouldn’t let go until I wrote a story to get rid of it. Taking the Piss, another story that’s collected in the forthcoming collection: Stuck on You and Other Prime Cuts, was just the same. It was inspired by something hideous I read about that just wouldn’t leave me alone. I sometimes create stories as little traps for the vile and hideous notions that infest my psyche, so I can be done with them and pass them onto my unwary readers. Think of it as a public service.

Stuck on You goes to some pretty extreme places, did you ever worry that you were going too far?

All the time. The fear for a writer working on something like Stuck On You is that you’re going to lose half your readership. That what your describing is going to gross them out so much they’ll throw the story down in disgust. So I would try and slowly ease the reader into each new incident that befalls the main character Ricardo. I would build to a gross climax then scale it back a bit. The thing about the story is that just when you think it’s gotten as low as it can go I’ll find a new depth to plumb, but you have to let up a bit in between. The intense levels of eroticism helps with this as did the black humour. Many readers have said they squirmed while reading it, or felt sick, but most have also said they laughed too, which is good because there is a strong element of slapstick in the story.

There are some really erotic and sexual scenes in Stuck On You. Were they fun to write?

Yes, but they were also very hard (if you’ll pardon the pun). That’s because, in my experience, Sex and Violence are the two hardest things to write well. Not many people have first hand experience of extreme violence so their depictions of it can sometimes seem inauthentic or clumsy. While most people have first hand experience of sex, we make ourselves very vulnerable when we talk or write about it in great detail. Mainly because we’re revealing something of ourselves that’s very intimate when we do. What’s more, its very difficult to find the right language to approach sex without sounding like either a clinical sex ed. description or a euphemism laden dirty joke.

Champions of ‘Quiet Horror’ often claim that ‘anyone can throw in a bunch of sex and violence and get a response’ but I think they’re wrong about this. You’ll get a response, but it won’t always be a good one, because not anyone can write sex or violence well. That’s often why many authors stop at the bedroom door and only hint at the violence. I think they’re making a virtue out of a necessity. However, I do think you can write something of great quality that’s also extremely violent and highly erotic. That’s one of the issues I was hoping to address with Stuck On You. You’ll have to read it to see if I’ve succeeded but I can promise you that if you like either sex or violence you won’t be disappointed.

Why should people read Stuck On You?

Because it’s the sickest, filthiest and most inexcusable thing you’ll read all year. If you think you’ve read everything in horror think again this will take you to an all time low. It’s the ultimate guilty pleasure, the sort of book you have to read with one hand free, partly to hide behind and partly to do other things with.

These reviews seem to agree with what Jasper said...

"What I can say is that you can expect a wonderful combination of horror, erotica and dark humour."

"This book will make you grimace, gag and possibly laugh...all at the same time. That twist ending is superb. Robert Bloch and H.P. Lovecraft are applauding from their graves."

"the story’s ending will leave even the most astute horror aficionado wincing and saying, “I never saw that coming.”"

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Hellraiser's Pinhead and Skinny Puppy's Ogre in new slasher Scream Park

"The atmosphere is creepy, bringing to mind Black Christmas or John Carpenter's Halloween."

-Doctor Carnage Reviews

"I found so much to enjoy in Scream Park I can't wait for other horror fans to see it."
-Hacked in the Head Reviews

"Scream Park cuts in the tradition of 80s Slasher movies."
-Slasher Studios

"Scream Park comes as close as I've seen to pulling off the 'throwback to the 80s' horror."
-Scared Stiff Reviews

"A loving throwback to 1980s slasher cinema...a gore soaked suspense piece."
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"Some really cool and inventive imagery on display here, the filmmakers love is showing on screen."

-Independent Flicks

Hellraiser's Pinhead and Skinny Puppy's Ogre star in  new retro slasher Scream Park 

Available on DVD and digital formats on April 22nd  

Scream Park is a retro slasher horror flick in the Hatchet vein starring Hellraiser's Doug Bradley and co-starring Nivek Ogre from the band Skinny Puppy. It will be available on DVD and digital formats on April 22ndcourtesy of Wild Eye Releasing.

Bonus Materials include Director's Commentary, Bloopers, Cast Interviews, Trailers, and more.  

The Fright Land amusement park is on the verge of closing its doors forever. But the park's owner, Hyde (Hellraiser's Doug Bradley), has one last plan to sell more tickets... Murder. Hiring two backwoods maniacs to break into the park and hack and slash all his employees, Hyde thinks these killings will create a media sensation, but he has just unleashed a horror that no one can survive.

Official Selection - Texas Frightmare Weekend 2013
Official Selection - Eerie Horror Film Festival - 2013
Official Selection - Horror Realm - 2013 

Trailer Thursday... getting you ready for the weekend!

Here are some trailers to get you ready for this weekend’s horror and sci-fi releases:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lock In

Jenny, an ambitious, feisty but very successful advertising executive, has her drink spiked at a fancy dress party, leading to a brutal attack in the pub toilets by a mysterious figure dressed as a clown. Slowly she rebuilds her life, and as she regains confidence in herself, she returns to work after a six month absence. Almost immediately, however, she becomes bogged down with work and when her bullying boss gives her a huge, last minute advertising account with a Saudi-backed circus company, the pressure begins to mount.

Forced to work alone throughout the night in the huge office block, it soon becomes apparent she is not alone. Stalking the empty corridors is a familiar, unwanted figure, and Jenny soon discovers she is locked in with Charlie Boy the psychotic clown, driven by a blood lust and an obsession with torment and murder, and her only line of defence are three of the world’s most incompetent and lazy security guards.

Blending suspense, horror and dead-pan humour, the film weaves a twisting tale that takes the viewer in a direction they never expected, without ever insulting their intelligence.

Starring: Roy Basnett, Jessica Cunningham, Steve Greenhalgh, James Thompson, Jeff Downs, Tim Paley, Rachel Dargie, Holly Chadwick, and Simon Entwistle

Directed and written by: Mark Howard

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