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Exclusive: Karen Gillan and Axelle Carolyn Debuting New Films at 2015 Etheria Film Night

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As if we weren’t looking forward to the upcoming 2015 Etheria Film Night already, we’ve just gotten the exclusive early word that guest directors Karen Gillan and Axelle Carolyn are going to kick off this year’s fest on June 13th with special viewings of their new short films!

Gillan’s directorial debut short, Coward, about two people who bond over the mutual experience of murder, stars Rose McIver (“iZombie”) and was produced by Mali Elfman and Mikey May. Gillan, you may recall, was a co-star of last year’s horror hit Oculus.

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After presenting her first feature, Soulmate, last year, Etheria alumna Axelle Carolyn returns to introduce the North American premiere of Grim Grinning Ghost. Starring Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Lin Shaye (Insidious franchise), and Barbara Crampton, the short film tells the story of a woman who starts hearing mysterious footsteps behind her on her way home from a Halloween party.

Grim Grinning Ghost is part of horror anthology Tales of Halloween, which Carolyn also created and co-produced with Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures and Mike Mendez.  Besides Carolyn and Mendez, directors in the anthology include Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Lucky McKee, Paul Solet, and many others.  Tales of Halloween will be released in October 2015. Check out an exclusive still from Grim Grinning Ghost below.

GRIM GRINNING GHOST

Both shorts screen at 4:00 PM PT on Saturday, June 13th, before the horror feature Inner Demon by Ursula Dabrowsky. Gillan and Carolyn will both be in attendance to introduce their films.

Other special guests at Etheria 2015 include Jane Espenson (who will receive the 2015 Inspiration Award), Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”), Clare Kramer (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Emilie Ullerup (“Sanctuary”), Kyle Cassie (Deadpool), Juliet Landau (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”),  Rae Dawn Chong (Tales from the Darkside: The Movie), Caroline Williams (Tales of Halloween), Rena Riffel (Mulholland Drive), Richard Elfman (Forbidden Zone), Jeffrey Riddick (Final Destination), Amber Benson (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Emme Rylan (“General Hospital”), Megan Lee Joy (“Days of Our Lives”), Eugene Byrd (“True Blood”), David Blue (“SGU Stargate Universe”), Tiffany Shepis-Tretta (Sharknado 2), and more.

 

Tickets are available at this link: etheriafilmnight.com/tickets

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About Etheria Film Night 2015:
Etheria Film Night 2015 is co-presented by the American Cinematheque and will take place at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on June 13, 2015. The evening will include a cocktail reception sponsored by Fangoria Magazine and Horrible Imaginings and a red carpet ceremony sponsored by Monstrosity Films and Birns & Sawyer. 2015 Etheria awards and screenings are sponsored by Digital Bolex, Rapid Heart Pictures, All Things Horror, and Darling Nikki’s.

2015 judges include Larry Fessenden (Glass Eye Pix), Rachel Talalay (“Dr. Who”), Patty West (AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women), Brea Grant (Best Friends Forever), Elle Schneider (Digital Bolex), Elizabeth Stanley (Trailers from Hell), John Skipp (Book of the Dead), Peter Block (A Bigger Boat Productions), Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki (Dark Dunes Productions), Neil Marshall “The Descent) Thuc Nguyen (BTCHFLCKS), Mick Garris (“Masters of Horror”), Ashlee Blackwell (graveyardshiftsisters.com), Elizabeth Kaiden (Tangerine Entertainment), Tasha Lowe-Newsome (WGA Committee of Women Writers & WoWga), Ryan Turek (Blumhouse Productions), Mynette Louie (Gamechanger Films), Brad Miska (V/H/S I & II), Jairo Alvarado (Circle of Confusion), Darin Scott (Tales from the Hood), Emily Silver (“Bones”, “Finding Carter”), Mark Alan Miller (Seraphim Films), Jessie Lilley Campbell (Mondo Cult Magazine), Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project), and David DeCoteau (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama).

The start times, screening schedule, and detailed information can be found on the Etheria Film Night website. Be sure to “like” the Etheria Film Night Facebook page.

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Mill Creek Celebrates Shadow Stalkers and 100 Years of Horror in February

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Mill Creek Entertainment is kicking off the new year with a couple of collections that have nothing but giving you the shivers on their agenda!  Read on for the details of both Shadow Stalkers and 100 Years of Horror!

Shadow Stalkers – February 6, 2018

Let the nightmares begin with this freaky film collection filled with creepy clowns, masked killers, and maniacal murderers.

Out of the Dark – 1988 – R – Karen Black, Bud Cort
Happy Birthday to Me – 1981 – R – Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford
Eyes of Laura Mars – 1978 – R – Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif
Don’t Answer the Phone – 1980 – R – James Westmoreland, Nicholas Worth
Nightmare in Wax – 1969 – R – Cameron Mitchell, Anne Helm, Scott Brady
Bloody Pit of Horror – 1965 – R – Mickey Hargitay
Silent Night, Bloody Night – 1972 – R – Patrick O’Neal, Mary Woronov, John Carradine
Funeral Home – 1980 – R – Barry Morse, Kay Hawtry
Don’t Open Till Christmas – 1984 – R – Edmund Purdom, Belinda Mayne
The Driller Killer – 1979 – R – Abel Ferrara

100 Years of Horror – February 6, 2018

Hosted by Christopher Lee, 100 Years of Horror is the first show of its kind ever produced; it chronicles the history of movie horror from the earliest experimental chillers through the unforgettable golden age of movie monsters and on through today’s terrifying fright films.

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Falling Water Returns to USA Network in January; New Teaser Unveiled!

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We learned way back in April that “Falling Water” had been renewed for a second season on the USA Network, but since then things have been rather quiet. Now, finally, the Season 2 premiere date has been revealed along with a new teaser video, which you can see above.

From the Press Release:
An intersection between reality and unconscious thought, “FALLING WATER” explores the story of three unrelated people who realize they can affect the waking world from inside their dreams, but they aren’t the only ones with this ability. Together they seek to eradicate factions that use dreaming for nefarious purposes.

From USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, the series returns on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 10/9c.

Season 2 picks up with Taka (Will Yun Lee, “Hawaii 5-0”), Tess (Lizzie Brochere, “American Horror Story: Asylum”), and Burton (David Ajala, Fast & Furious 6) struggling to protect themselves and their loved ones against an unknown entity that manipulates nightmares, bringing chaos and death into the waking world. The fate of the humanity rests with these gifted dreamers.

“FALLING WATER” is executive produced by Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) of Valhalla Entertainment, Richard Rothstein, and Tim Andrew (“Teen Wolf”). Rémi Aubuchon (“Falling Skies”) joins as showrunner and executive producer.

Catch up on Season 1 of “FALLING WATER” on Amazon.

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Danny Trejo FINALLY Gives Update on Machete Kills Again… in Space!

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Back in 2010, director Robert Rodriguez unleashed Machete, his cheesy action extravaganza starring Danny Trejo as a Mexican vigilante seeking revenge on those who had double-crossed him. Based on a “fake” trailer promoted during Grindhouse, the film managed to attract an all-star cast consisting of Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Jessica Alba, and Robert De Niro.

Having fared decently at the box office, a sequel, Machete Kills, was released in 2013. Sporting another unbelievable cast with Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Charlie Sheen, Sofia Vergara, and Lady Gaga… Machete Kills was a riot! My personal opinion: I love Machete, but the sequel scores a few higher points in my book; watching the film on the big screen was one of my all-time favorite theatre-going experiences.

Attached at the opening and end of the film was a teaser for the supposedly upcoming film Machete Kills Again… in Space. This trailer took the cheese factor to the next level, promising the return of Lady Gaga while insinuating that Justin Bieber would star as Bleep, an obvious spoof of Star Wars‘ C-3PO. Also featured was none other than Leonardo DiCaprio! Touted as the Man in the Silver Mask, DiCaprio would supposedly take over the role previously played by Mel Gibson (although this bit of casting notice includes the subtext: “actor subject to change”… hopefully not!!!)

It’s been over four years since we were treated with this trailer and Machete Kills Again… in Space hasn’t graced our screens yet. But according to Danny Trejo, there is still hope!

While promoting Dead Again in Tombstone in a recent Facebook Live Q&A, the From Dusk Till Dawn actor revealed, “We’re waiting. I’ve already talked to Robert [Rodriguez]. He says, ‘Yeah, I’m putting it together. Let’s start writing it.’ So I talked to Mel Gibson. I said, ‘Mel, hey, come on, let’s talk. Let’s do Machete Kills in Space.’ Mel goes, ‘I’m in. I’m ready. Tell Robert.’ So we’re gonna do it.”

Better hurry up! With the recent influx in all things Star Wars, there is simply no better time to send up that material than now.

News of the film has been slim since April 2015, when Trejo implied that shooting would begin later that year. In the time since, Rodriguez has become busy with the launch of his El Rey Network, as well as the upcoming film Alita: Battle Angel; not to mention, a number of projects lined up including a remake of Escape from New York… but here’s to hoping he still plans on sending Machete into space! And soon!

Back in 2015, Michelle Rodriguez was also quizzed about the film’s future, stating: “Just out of knowing Robert, I’m sure that if it was insinuated, that possibility looms. I don’t know when. But for sure. I think that he would not leave that door open if he didn’t plan on using it.”

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