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A tragic death leaves a married couple devastated, but their misery soon turns into mortal fear in the thoroughly haunting new film WE ARE STILL HERE. The Dark Sky Films/MPI theatrical release, from the producers of The House of the Devil and Cheap Thrills, comes to Blu-ray and DVD on October 6, 2015.
WE ARE STILL HERE is an atmospheric, classically constructed haunted house story, but with modern, heightened tension and action. After their teenage son Bobby is killed in a car crash, Paul and Anne Sacchetti move to an isolated 19th-century house in the New England countryside to try to start a new life. But soon the grieving couple begin to sense they are not alone in the old house. The Sacchettis’ psychic friend May arrives to investigate Anne’s hopeful feeling that Bobby’s spirit is also there.
Unknowingly, the Sacchettis become the prey of a family of vengeful spirits that reside in their new home, and before long they discover that the seemingly peaceful town is hiding a terrifyingly dark secret. Now they must find a way to overcome their sorrow and fight back against both the living and dead as the malicious ghosts threaten to pull their souls – and the soul of their lost son – into hell with them.
The cast of the MPI/Dark Sky Films theatrical release includes horror icon Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You’re Next), Andrew Sensenig (Upstream Color, The Last Exorcism Part II), actor-filmmaker Larry Fessenden (Wendigo, Stake Land, You’re Next) and Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow, Ed Wood).The film marks the directorial debut of Ted Geoghegan, writer of Indie horror favorites Sweatshop and Barricade, a producer of the anthology film The ABCs of Death 2. The atmospheric cinematography is by Karim Hussain (Antiviral, Hobo With a Shotgun). Features on the discs include a Behind the Scenes look featuring writer/director Ted Geoghegan and producer Travis Stevens discussing the genesis of the project and the challenges and successes of bringing the script to life.
WE ARE STILL HERE had its world premiere as an official selection at SXSW 2015 and it has achieved a remarkable 93% review rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Will make you scream and make you laugh, and possibly leave you speechlessly gesticulating at a charred zombielike ghost in the background,” said Helen T. Verongos of The New York Times. Steve Barton of Dread Central called it “the first incredibly scary and pure horror film of 2015. There’s just nothing out there like it, and there hasn’t been in quite some time.” The film “works on multiple levels; new horror fans will enjoy the thrills and chills, while experienced horror nuts will delight in the clever twists on an old formula,” said Peter Martin of Fandango. Patrick Cooper of Bloody Disgusting called it”a masterfully crafted slow creeper that knows when to ratchet up the tension and release.”
Coming September 22nd, SOMA is now available for PC pre-order on Steam and GOG.com. Pre-order customers will receive 10% off the normal price of $29.99.
Enter the world of SOMA and face horrors buried deep beneath the ocean waves. Delve through locked terminals and secret documents to uncover the truth behind the chaos. Seek out the last remaining inhabitants and take part in the events that will ultimately shape the fate of the station. But be careful, danger lurks in every corner: corrupted humans, twisted creatures, insane robots, and even an inscrutable omnipresent A.I.
You will need to figure out how to deal with each one of them. Just remember there’s no fighting back; either you outsmart your enemies or you get ready to run.
Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout® 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, welcome you to the world of Fallout® 4—their most ambitious game ever and the next generation of open-world gaming.
Featuring never-before-seen designs and concept art of the game’s dynamic environments, iconic characters, detailed weapons, and more—along with commentary from the developers themselves—The Art of Fallout® 4 is a must-have collectible for fans and a trusty companion for every Wasteland wanderer.
Fans will have the chance to go behind the scenes of the highly anticipated installment of the Fallout® franchise when The Art of Fallout® 4 goes on sale December 22.
The Art of Fallout® 4
Bethesda Softworks (W/A/Cover)
On sale December 22
Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel, The Green Inferno) presents the riveting directorial debut of writer Guillermo Amoedo (Aftershock, The Green Inferno, Knock Knock) with this macabre and gruesome tale set in a small Canadian town. Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight, will bring The Stranger, the tale of a mysterious man whose search for his wife plunges the community into a bloodbath, to Blu-ray and DVD on October 6th, 2015. The Stranger comes loaded with bonus features, including Amoedo’s short film The Fourth Horseman, the new featurette Welcome to Chilewood, theatrical trailers and more. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com.
A mysterious stranger, Martin (Cristóbal Tapia-Montt), arrives seeking to kill his wife Ana (Lorenza Izzo, The Green Inferno, Aftershock) who suffers from a very dangerous disease that makes her as addicted to human blood as he is. But when he discovers that Ana has been dead for a couple of years, Martin decides to commit suicide to definitively eradicate this peculiar disease which imbues his blood with healing powers. Before he can do it, however, Martin is brutally attacked by three local thugs, lead by the son of a corrupt police lieutenant, Caleb. The incident suddenly initiates a chain reaction that plunges the community into a bloodbath.
Eli Roth Presents The Stranger Bonus Features
Amoedo’s hort film The Fourth Horseman
New Welcome to Chilewood Featurette
Theatrical Trailer (U.S.)
Theatrical Trailer (Chile)
The Flock launches with a population of 215,358,979. Every time a player dies as one of the Flock, the number will decrease by one. Once the population countdown reaches zero, the game will no longer be for sale, and only those who have The Flock in their libraries will be able to take part in an unrevealed climactic finale that will end the game forever.
Gameplay revolves around two separate roles: the Flock and the Carrier. Players begin each game as one of the Flock, a hideous race of skeletal beasts with inhuman agility and supernatural powers. The goal when you’re a member of the Flock is to seek out and touch the Light Artifact, which will spawn somewhere within the level, or to pounce upon whoever currently has the Light Artifact and take it from them. Once one of the Flock grabs the Light Artifact, they will transform into the Carrier.
As the Carrier, players gain the ability to use the Light Artifact to illuminate the area, activate objectives, and burn the Flock to a crisp. Shining a light on a moving Flock will kill it within seconds, but if the Flock stands completely still, it will turn into a statue and be immune from any damage, thus creating a terrifying dynamic of forcing your view on one monster, while others may potentially be lurking nearby.
The Flock takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth in the year 3000, where pollution build up has blocked out the sun and blanketed the planet in darkness. Before humanity went extinct, the world’s most brilliant minds brainstormed different ways to save our race. Eventually, they succeeded in creating the Light Artifact, which would simulate sunlight below the smog cover.
But the artifact was completed too late. Humanity was doomed, so the remaining humans programmed the artifact to emerge in the year 3000, with the hopes that whatever was still left on the planet would make use of it and make the earth hospitable to life once again.
-Asymmetrical online multiplayer for up to five players
-Intense, thrilling quick matches of stealth and survival
-Constant role changing, hunt or be hunted
-Global population system, bringing this adventure to a climactic ending
-Only unscripted scares
“Our goal was to create a tense, frightening, immersive and unconventional multiplayer game that is also fun to play.” said Jeroen van Hasselt, creative director at Vogelsap. “When someone plays a match for the first time, gets a hold of the Light Artifact and must defend themselves against the horrifying Flock, we know they will agree we have delivered exactly that.”
The Flock can be purchased on Steam, The Humble Store, and Vogelsap’s website for $16.99 USD/EUR. Gamers who buy The Flock before and on Thursday, Aug. 27 will receive an extra key to give away to a friend.
More information about The Flock can be found at www.vogelsap.com/theflock
The critically acclaimed independent horror feature film ‘HONEYSPIDER,’ and winner of “Best Horror” at the 2015 Mad Monster Film Festival, has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Maxim Media’s BRAIN DAMAGE FILMS. ‘HONEYSPIDER’ will be hitting shelves just in time for Halloween on October 6th. Get in the spirit and check out the brand new trailer!
HONEYSPIDER is a cult throwback film that takes place in 1989 on Halloween day and follows college student Jackie Blue as she slowly unravels, all while a mysterious stranger watches her every move. HONEYSPIDER is written and produced by Kenny Caperton (‘Deviling,’ ‘All Hallows Evil: Lord of the Harvest,’ and owner of the infamous Myers House NC) and directed by Josh Hasty (Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ documentary) of Paramount Scope. The film stars Frank Aard (‘April Fool’s Day’ remake), Joan Schuermeyer (‘Zombieland’ and RZ’s ‘Halloween 2′), Rachel Jeffreys, Samantha Mills (‘Bombshell Bloodbath’) and Mariah Brown.
Synopsis: It’s Halloween day in 1989 and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Monster Mash party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As murder plays out on the silver screen during the theater’s Halloween night Horrorthon, Jackie falls under a strange spell, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. As the night unfolds, Jackie slowly unravels and everyone around her is turning up dead. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night!
Bluff Road Productions and Midnight Releasing are excited to announce the DVD and VOD release of Blood Punch. Directed by Madellaine Paxson, the film reunites “Power Rangers RPM” stars Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet and Ari Boyland in a bloody thriller, centered on a murderous love triangle that takes a shocking and grisly supernatural turn. Blood Punch pulls you into its vicious cycle on DVD, Digital HD and cable VOD starting September 1.
Blood Punch has been an audience and critical favorite since its premiere at the Austin Film Festival, where it won the Dark Matters Audience Award. Paxson was honored with Best Director and Best Feature at the Hoboken Film Festival, while the film has taken home seven additional Audience and Best Feature awards.
Milton (Cawthorne, Deathgasm), a brilliant chemistry student breaks out of court-mandated drug rehab with a mysterious bad girl, Skyler (Tennet, “When We Go to War”). Looking to recruit a cook for a one-day drug score, she lures him to an isolated cabin with her psychotic and trigger-happy boyfriend Russell (Boyland, “Shortland Street”).
Russell reveals that he plans to murder Milton as soon as he is finished cooking the drugs, and their simple love triangle quickly descends into a mind-blowing supernatural cycle of carnage and mayhem with no end…and no escape.