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New cover art and trailer unleashed for 'Truth or Dare'

Truth or Dareby Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

While Jessica Cameron's award winning directorial debut Truth or Dare continues to tear up the festival circuit, a second trailer has just released.

Check out the bloody new trailer and key art below the official details, and keep checking back for more exciting details about this gory film once they become available.

From The Press Release:

Jessica Cameron’s directorial debut Truth Or Dare is headed down the final stretch of its festival run picking up steam and some amazing buzz in the process.  As the film gains momentum we wanted to share the new red band trailer and poster art that was just released!

TRUTH OR DARE – BRAND NEW TRAILER
Jessica Cameron’s Vicious Horror Movie Debuts Bloody Trailer & Poster

Director/Scream Queen Jessica Cameron’s award-winning horror film, Truth or Dare has just released a new trailer so feast your blood-soaked eyes on it! The trailer was edited by Smagaslski Video Services (www.smagalskivideo.com)

Cameron’s bloody pic, which she co-wrote and produced with Jonathan Higgins, has won multiple awards as indicated in this new trailer.  Truth or Dare has played all across the United States as well as overseas including Mexico, Belgium and Argentina.

The new trailer for the film can be seen below.

Here is what critics are saying about the film:

“It was a masterpiece painted in gore and the controversial, the beautiful and the simply cringe worthy.  BLOODY FUCKING BRILLIANT.” - CW Beier, Horror Central

“Truth or Dare may cause many to exit before the film comes to a conclusion and that surely will add to the continuing legendary status the film is already beginning to enjoy.” - Oscar Benjamin, Examiner

“Truth or Dare is an indie gem hardcore horror fans should see.” - Christine Caprilozzi, Horror News Network

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th anniversary trailer releases; big screen dates announced

The Texas Chain Saw Massacreby Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Arguably one the most influential horror films of all time, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is heading back to theaters to terrify the big screen again.

Dark Sky Films has release a 40th anniversary trailer for the film, which will be in theaters this summer in a fully restored 4k version. Check out all the details below, including the new trailer and initial theater dates and locations.

From The Press Release:
Forty years after the original release,The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is returning to the big screen this summer in a fully restored 4k version. To celebrate the occasion, Dark Sky Films has released a brand new trailer for the 40th Anniversary of the film, which was premiered on EntertainmentWeekly.com.

June 21
New York, Film Society of Lincoln Center

June 27
New York, IFC Center

June 27
Boston, Coolidge Corner

July 4
Richardson, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 11
Portland, Hollywood Theatre
Houston, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Kalamazoo, MI, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Winchester, VA, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Washington, DC, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

July 18
Austin, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Slaughter Lane)
Littleton, CO, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Winston-Salem, NC, a/perture
Eugene, OR, Bijou Metro
Tulsa, OK, Circle Cinema

Midnight Matinee (1989) Review

Midnight Matinee Poster By Jennica Lynn, MoreHorror.com

Growing up in a small suburban town, the horror fan base was enormous but the festivities geared toward such a crowd were few and far between. The first ever horror film festival in my hometown launched when I was eighteen years old and, although I’ve attended many larger-scale festivals since, this one remains unforgettable. Not only did I get to meet a couple horror icons (there were only two in attendance) and view the works of young horror filmmakers, this festival was history in the making and I was there.

Unfortunately for the townspeople in Midnight Matinee (1989), their first horror film festival also made history… and they only wish that they could forget. But as far as the film itself, it won’t take me long to forget.

Released as a TV movie at the tail-end of the 80s slasher era, Midnight Matinee is set in the small Canadian town of Holsten, British Columbia in which a teenage boy was brutally murdered during a horror film festival at the local movie theater. Two years later, as the townspeople continue their struggle to leave the town’s dreadful past behind; another horror film festival is organized at the same movie theater. Despite the excitement of the local youth, many of the townspeople fear that what happened before will happen again. But, of course, the show must go on.

Midnight Matinee, Richard Martin’s feature film directorial debut, contains a long list of cast members that beg the questions “Who are they?” and “Where are they now?” The film stars Ron White (no, not “they call me Tater Salad” Ron White), whose only real claim to fame is playing the role of Clyde Ledbetter in Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven (1992). Also appearing in the film are Beatrice Boepple (Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child), Timothy Webber (The X-Files, The Outer Limits), and two actors who are likely best known for their roles in The Stepfather (1987): Gillian Barber and Jeff Schultz.

Most recently, Gillian Barber could be briefly spotted in Season 2 of Bates Motel. As for director Richard Martin, he’s spent the ladder part of his career working on such director-to-video disasters as Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998).

'Dysmorphia', 'My Name is A', 'Amateur Porn Star Killer Trilogy' and more coming in 2014

Dysmorphiaby Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Controversial filmmaker Shane Ryan has been busy in 2014! I'm looking forward to checking out his short film that will be included on James Cullen Bressack's upcoming anthology Dysmorphia.

Check out all of the many project details coming soon from Ryan in the official release below, which include trailer links and project artwork.

From The Press Release
Wild Eye Releasing will be unleashing Shane Ryan's latest film, My Name is A by anonymous, on September 23, 2014. A tells the inspired-by-true-story of Alyssa Bustamante, who was accused of stabbing, strangling, and slicing the throat of her 9 year old neighbor. Alyssa was just 15 at the time of the murder. Watch Trailer.

Coincidentally Ryan's Amateur Porn Star Killer Trilogy is being re-released for a 3rd time in a limited box set by Cinema Epoch on the same day, with an early release on Amazon in July. Ryan recently posted a trailer teasing the idea of a possible Amateur Porn Star Killer reboot, currently titled Ted Bundy had a Son. Watch Trailer.

2014 is a busy year for Ryan. It also sees the release of Dysmorphia in August (Wild Eye Releasing) a new anthology from James Cullen Bressack (Animal Planet's Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys, 13/13/13) featuring an award-winning short by Ryan. And this Fall will see the release of another anthology from Bressack, Theatre of the Deranged 2, featuring Ryan's fully uncut Japanese film Oni-gokko (Tag) on DVD from Troma Entertainment.

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014) Film Review

Cabin Fever Patient Zero Reviewed by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com

When Eli Roth set out to return to 70s and 80s horror with the original Cabin Fever, I never thought I'd find myself seeing the appearance of a third entry in the series. Yet here it is: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, the latest gruesome installment in the flesh-eating saga.

While Mark and his friends sail off to celebrate his last days as a single chap, a group of scientists in an underground facility keep the disgruntled patient zero, Porter played by Sean Astin, in hopes that his immunity to the virus can help them solve a cure.

The latter story is the stronger effort of the two, so much so that when it cuts away to the partying twenty-something folk, the intrigue of the facility-under-the-ground thriller made me more interested to see what was going on there.

Stranger yet, these two story threads feel like two different films at work here. The idea of the partying kids coming into contact with the virus on this land could've stood alone, as could the underground facility storyline with Porter and his immunity. As a result, when these two stories come together, it doesn't quite gel.

Performances are generally effective and wonderfully hammy from all involved, with Sean Astin being a delightful surprise and he gets the best scenes and lines to work with.

How's the gore? Everything anyone interested in a Cabin Fever could ask for, really. People vomit, hair rips off, skulls are crushed - it all comes thick and fast and extra sloppy. The effects work on display here is exceptionally brutal and sickening. The ideas for gore on display here really is something else.

When it comes to the last act, the story starts to unravel a tad and the silliness is kicked into overdrive but by that time, you're well into the movie and having fun with it.

John Carpenter’s 'Vampires' (1998) Review

VampiresReviewed by Kevin Scott, MoreHorror.com

Vampires (1998)
Directed by: John Carpenter
Written by: John Steakley (novel), Don Jakoby
Cast: James Woods (Jack Crow), Daniel Baldwin (Anthony Montoya), Sheryl Lee (Katrina), Thomas Ian Griffith (Valek), Maximillian Schell (Cardinal Alba), Tim Guinee (Father Adam Guiteau)

Back in 1998, there were two vampire films in theatres, “Blade” and “John Carpenter’s Vampires”. They were eerily similar. Both had something to do with vampires going through an ancient rite to walk in the daylight, both had an anti-hero vampire hunter whose life had been ruined by bloodsuckers, both had a conspiracy that vampires really do exist, and both even had actor Tim Guinee in the cast. “Vampires” and “Blade” are huge favorites of mine. “Blade” planted the seed for the renaissance of Marvel films we are enjoying today, and well, like many other Carpenter films, “Vampires” enjoyed the patronage of horror and Carpenter fans alike during its theatrical run, but didn’t get the kudos it deserved as one of the most original horror action vampire origin stories ever. With a layered and intricate storyline, and some unique choices in the cast, “Vampires” stands out in Carpenter’s dossier as some of his best work.

For anyone that has not seen this film, I’m not including spoilers. As mentioned before, the plot has a few brilliant twists. It begins with a crack commando unit headed up by Jack Crow, a jaded Van Helsing that travels the countryside exterminating nests of vampires. After being summoned by the local police to do away with a large nest, they make quick work of them with customized vehicles and weapons. These first details can’t be underplayed because it lends to the suspicion early on that these guys are plugged into something much bigger than they are. While enjoying the spoils of their conquest at a hotel fortified with liquor and prostitutes, the whole team except Crow and his right hand man Montoya get massacred by a master vampire with unheard of power that calls Jack by name. They barely escape and they take a hooker with them that was bitten to use the telepathic link from her to the master to find him again.

Someone’s killing pretty models at 'Club Lingerie'

Club Lingerieby Gerald Beanery, MoreHorror.com

On rare occasion, every few hundred thousand movies or so, you may come across a captivating mystery thriller with so much life-changing meaning, such realistic nerve curdling emotion, such awe-struck wonder and curious disbelief, through tears and through laughter, the viewer is transformed into an entirely new being, for the better, and will live on under a new persona for the rest of their life, reflecting on that specific motif of entertainment.

Jared Masters, the surrealist who helmed recent horror melodramas Slink, Teachers’ Day, and Deadly Punkettes, now has his new film, Club Lingerie, also known as Passion Show, halfway in the can.

The motion picture is his most serious, intellectual, genre defying and most challenging project yet. The story is compiled of colorful characters whose mannerisms project into on screen tensions that simmer to a boil and will explode into an aggrandized cinematic trend setter. Executive producer John Van Harlingen wrote the original treatment that Masters raised into a feature length script, with the help of none other than Cult Film Goddess, and the film’s star; Bouvier (Surgikill), the quintessence of opulence and refinement. As heroine, she alone will embody the challenging role of Renae, a powerful symbol of femininity and triumph, who inherits a once famous nightclub from her grandfather, only to struggle keeping its doors open, and lights on. Also staring is the white dove from cinematic heaven, Jacqueline Guzman Cereceres (8 Reels of Sewage), as Hattie, the hot ‘n’ handy helper from a secret place where humans were designed well.

The highly sought-after Dawna Lee Heising has also joining the cast as Shelby Gator, the sensual and strange seductress whose lover allures us in drag and together they manipulate the lingerie models that Renae hired to help boost business. The choice for lace and flesh helps attendance but also attracts an unknown killer. Could it be Frederic, the bodacious business partner portrayed by virtuoso Geo Sargent, the rare breed that can effectively combine classic camp with charisma? Or is it the doorman, Moose, played by Richy B. Jacobs, who isn’t keeping peace? Also gracing the film with his presence is Domiziano Arcangeli (The Ghostmaker, Orgy of the Damned), as Desmond, the jealous boyfriend of Claudette, played by the radiant Sydney Raye Smith. Sometimes great performances arise out of unexpected places, such is the case with newbie actress Jennifo Box, proving some things shipped from Hong Kong can be quality. “The Girl With The Voice” as production designer Mystic Marlow calls her, is perfecting the art of the cool.

Hopscotch (2014) Short Film Review

Hopscotch PosterReviewed by Jesse Miller, MoreHorror.com

The benefits of writing for More Horror is getting the exposure to fantastic stories that I probably would’ve never have the opportunity to see. The slow burning Hopscotch, directed by Kirsten Walsh and written by Christian Nelson, is one of these gems and serves, as a great example of what the cast and crew can deliver.

This story sees Bridget; a lady of the night, being called upon into a lavish mansion for what she believes will be just a regular night. However, little does she know that a twisted nightmare awaits her.

This is a busy short film, with a lot of material to present and sell to the audience to get them hooked in for the ride and it’s one twisted ride that I believe is worth experiencing.

Hopscotch could be defined as a slow burning psychological horror film, as the events simmer away, with only the three wonderful actresses to play off each other as the tension starts to boil away.

Though the approach to psychological horror is admirable, the short film is rather exposition heavy. Were the running time any longer, these scenes might have worked but as a short film, the build up feels rather long and drawn out, consisting of a conversation that could’ve been trimmed in the writing process.

The cast here consists of only three actresses – Amanda Ayres, Christin Easterling and Karen Overstreet and these ladies work wonderfully off of each other, finding that groove within that sells the character and the world they inhabit. Though some lines are delivered a little flatly, they altogether capture their character effectively.

More cast and crew announced for horror comedy 'Killer Rack'

by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

More details are rolling in about the upcoming horror film Killer Rack. We recently reported that scream queen Brooke Lewis joined the cast. Now add another scream queen in Debbie Rochon as well as genre icon Lloyd Kaufman.

Check out the full announcement below and follow the link under the details to help with the crowdfunding campaign.

From The Press Release:

Cult filmmakers Roy Frumkes and Brett Piper have joined Killer Rack, which Gregory Lamberson directs in Buffalo, New York later this summer. Frumkes, best known for writing and producing Street Trash and directing The Definitive Document of the Dead, has signed on as a producer and will play a role in the film, as he did on Lamberson's Slime City Massacre, and Piper, who has amassed a long list of credits as director, writer, producer and visual effects artist, including Shock-O-Rama, Bacterium and the upcoming Queen Crab, will provide stop motion animation. The duo join a growing list of genre icons involved with the production, including Debbie Rochon, Lloyd Kaufman and Brooke Lewis.

"Roy was my Film Production instructor at the School of Visual Arts before he made Street Trash and I made Slime City, and we've become good friends over the years," says Lamberson. "His role is sure to delight his fans. I interviewed him and Brett for my book Cheap Scares: Low Budget Horror FIlmmakers Share Their Secrets, and it's been a dream of mine to have Brett do some stop motion animation for me ever since then. All three of us sort of formed from the same pool of cinematic ooze back in the eighties, and Debbie and Lloyd as well. They're all perfect for the tone of this film, and I can't wait to get started."

Female driven horror film 'Save Yourself' to begin shooting this summer

Save Yourself Horror Film Teaser Poster starring Jessica Cameronby Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

One of my favorite scream queen's Jessica Cameron has been tapped to star in the upcoming sexy horror film Save Yourself. The film will be helmed by director Ryan M. Andrews.

Check out the details below and be sure to follow the social media links so you can stay up to speed with the films developments.

From The Press Release:
Following the success of his recent features, SICK, a festival favorite and Black Eve, currently available on DVD, award-winning director Ryan M. Andrews is set to direct his originally scripted Save Yourself this summer. Scream Queen Jessica Cameron will be starring in as well as producing this sexy horror flick along with Producer Emma Sutherland. Overseeing the project are executive producers Pino Halili and Allen Ormerod from multi-award winning studio Post City Sound Inc.

The plotline for Save Yourself is as follows: En route to L.A., director Crystal Lacroix, along with by-the-numbers producer Dawn Summerville, neurotic writer Lizzy Miller, and star sisters Kim and Sasha Tobin, are riding high after a successful screening of their new horror film. But when Crystal goes missing at a rest stop, their mood suddenly changes. The others, splitting up to search for Crystal, spot an isolated farmhouse and enlist the help of its owners, quickly discovering that appearances are not always what they seem. Life imitates art as all five ladies find themselves pitted against a deranged couple hell-bent on using them for their mysterious research. Who will survive and what will be the fate of their ultimate discovery?

Having worked together in the past, Andrews and Cameron have discussed collaborating on a feature for years. Together they decided that Ryan's script Save Yourself is the ideal choice. Award winning actor Ry Barrett (Neverlost, Desperate Souls, Antisocial) will join the cast as Save Yourself's intense villain. This will be the first time Andrews, Cameron and Barret have collaborated since last year's experimental short film Klymene.

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