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Breaking Glass Pictures Releases House of the Witchdoctor Starring Bill Mosley and Leslie Easterbrook
Breaking Glass Pictures will be releasing House of the Witch Doctor on DVD/VOD (iTunes, Comcast, Vubiquity) on September 16, 2014. Directed and written by Devon Mikolas, House of the Witch Doctor stars Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects), Allan Kayser (Night of the Creeps), Callie Stephens and David Willis.
Leslie Van Hooten (Stephens) is mourning the anniversary of her boyfriend’s murder. Her father (Moseley) and mother (Easterbrook) leave her at the family’s isolated estate with her fellow grad students. The weekend takes a turn for the worst when Cliff Rifton (Kayser), a recently released career criminal, and Buzz Schenk (Willis), his drug addict sidekick are hell bent on raging a torturous killing spree. The killers soon realize all is not as it seems in the house. As the body count begins to rise, it seems death is the only escape from the house.
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Disturbing Assembled Footage Film “Infliction” available now on DVD, VOD,
& Digital HD in the U.S. and Canada by Virgil Films & Entertainment
NEW YORK, NY (July 1, 2014) – Virgil Films & Entertainment announces the DVD, VOD, and Digital HD release of the controversial film “Infliction” available now in the U.S. and Canada. Produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Jack Thomas Smith, whose last feature film “Disorder” was released by Universal/Vivendi and Warner Brothers, “Infliction” is a dark and disturbing assembled footage film that documents two brothers’ 2011 murder spree in NC and the horrific truth behind their actions.
“Working on ‘Infliction’ left me troubled and haunted,” says Jack Thomas Smith. “It left me thinking about people’s actions or lack thereof and the inevitable domino effect. We all walk our own path in life, which shapes and defines us. What happens to us today, good or bad, will affect generations to come.”
“Infliction” is available on Netflix, Walmart.com, iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, CD Universe, Google Play, Vudu, Cinema Now, Vimeo OnDemand, and other online retailers.
Earlier this year, “Infliction” opened in select theaters across the country. Additional screenings have been scheduled this summer and fall due to demand in Washington, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; NYC; Gettysburg, PA; and the Chiller Theatre Expo in Parsippany, NJ.
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About Jack Thomas Smith:
Jack Thomas Smith made his feature film-directing debut with the psychological thriller “Disorder.” He was also the writer and producer of that film. “Disorder” was released on DVD by Universal/Vivendi and New Light Entertainment. It was released on Pay-Per-View and Video-On-Demand by Warner Brothers. Overseas, it screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival in London. Curb Entertainment represented “Disorder” for foreign sales and secured distribution deals around the world.
Born in 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith lived there until he was eight when his family relocated to a quiet island community in Michigan, which would later serve as the inspiration for his upcoming film “In the Dark.” He began to write at a very young age after reading the Stephen King novels “Salem’s Lot” and “The Shining.” By the time he was eleven, he had written a 300-page novel and a number of short stories.
Smith’s family moved to Sparta, New Jersey when he was a teenager. It was there in that middle-class town that he discovered the films of George A. Romero, Stanley Kubrick, Brian DePalma, and John Carpenter. Inspired to make movies, he wrote and directed a handful of short films that were shot on Super 8mm and starred his brother and friends in all of the roles.
As a young adult, Smith produced films for noted horror directors Ted Bohus and John Russo, co-creator of “Night of the Living Dead.” From that point on, it was only a matter of time for his growth as a filmmaker to expand.
Smith’s current project he calls “Infliction” is a dark and disturbing assembled footage film that documents two brothers’ 2011 murder spree in NC and the horrific truth behind their actions.
Smith’s production company, Fox Trail Productions, Inc., is currently developing the action/horror film “In the Dark”, the drama “Illegals”, and the comedy “Ties that Bind.”
Film Details: Title: Infliction
Running Time: 106 minutes Language: English
Year of Production: 2013 Country: USA
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror Website: http://www.inflictiontapes.com This film is not rated.
The Friends of the Merril and ChiZine Publications present three-time International Horror Guild Award Winner author Glen Hirshberg.
Mr. Hirshberg’s novels include THE SNOWMAN’S CHILDREN, THE BOOK OF BUNK, and MOTHERLESS CHILD, which has just been republished in a new, revised edition by Tor, as well as the short story collections: THE TWO SAMS (a Publishers’ Weekly Best Book of 2003), AMERICAN MORONS, and THE JANUS TREE, Ithe title stroy which won the 2008 Shirley Jackson Award)
A five-time World Fantasy Award finalist, with Peter Atkins and Dennis Etchison he co-founded the Rolling Darkness Revue, an annual reading/live music/performance event that tours the west coast of the United States every fall and has also made international appearances.
The event will be held on Thursday, July 17th starting at 7 PM in the Merril Collection reading room, 3rd floor of the Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The event is free and all are welcome. Hope to see you there!
PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA—Word Horde is proud to announce the release of The Children of Old Leech: A Tribute to the Carnivorous Cosmos of Laird Barron. Editors Ross E. Lockhart (The Book of Cthulhu, Tales of Jack the Ripper) and Justin Steele (The Arkham Digest) have gathered together many of the brightest lights in dark fiction to pay homage to one of horror’s masters.
Over the past decade, Laird Barron has become one of the most lauded and influential names in horror fiction. His short stories, two novels, and three collections have garnered numerous nominations and awards, including three Shirley Jackson Awards and a Bram Stoker Award. Recognizing Barron’s meteoric rise, Lockhart and Steele sought to assemble an original tribute anthology unlike any other, focusing on atmosphere and affect, rather than simple pastiche.
“Barron’s fiction has long been an inspiration to his peers,” says co-editor Justin Steele. “The interwoven stories and novels create a rich tapestry of noir-infused cosmic horror. This mythology makes for an excellent backdrop for the weird tales within.” Offered this unique opportunity to play in what Publishers Weekly calls Barron’s “worm-riddled literary playground,” these children of Old Leech—Barron’s fans, peers, friends—conjured an anthology “with a coherent feeling of dread, without feeling derivative of the source.”
On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Word Horde will commemorate the book’s official release with a virtual toast to Old Leech himself. Throughout social media, authors and readers alike are encouraged to share their thoughts about the anthology and its inspiration, Laird Barron, using the hashtag #TCoOL.
The Children of Old Leech is distributed by Ingram, and will be available in Hardcover and eBook formats through most online retailers and better independent bookstores everywhere in July 2014. For more information about Word Horde or to request an electronic review copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Horror Writers Association is pleased to announce that its “Horror Writers Association Presents” anthologies from the 1990s, edited by such genre superstars as Ramsey Campbell, Robert Bloch and Peter Straub, are being released for the first time as e-books. Originally published in mass market paperbacks by Pocket Books, titles like Robert Bloch’s Psychos have been out-of-print and unavailable for nearly twenty years. With contributors including Dan Simmons, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Richard Laymon, Charles L. Grant, and many more, these books are ready to thrill e-readers everywhere.
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