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Exclusive First Word, Poster & Images from John Fitzpatrick’s Brentwood Strangler



“It’s a blind date. Keep an open mind…” Today we’ve got a first look at award-winning Skypemare director John Fitzpatrick’s Jordan Ladd-starring short holiday horror film Brentwood Strangler, and it’s a Christmas doozy! Step inside for some Yuletide terror.

Written and directed by Fitzpatrick, who in addition to having helmed the festival darling Skypemare is currently heading up his “Scary Endings” short film series (you can check those out on YouTube), the synopsis for Brentwood Strangler is as follows:

It’s the holiday season in Los Angeles, and women are being strangled to death in the Westwood area. Maggie (actress Jordan Ladd of Death Proof and Cabin Fever fame), a lonely woman, goes on a blind date unbeknownst to her that her date is an active and notorious serial killer, The Brentwood Strangler. Is love in the air? Or is Maggie in for the worst (and last) date of her life?

Said Fitzpatrick of the film, “It’s intended to be an homage to classic thrillers of the past such as Strangers on a Train, Marnie, and Psycho, with a focus on story and character, saluting a genre, and bending it and hopefully leaving the audience wanting more.”

Produced in conjunction with Far From Everything Films’ executive producers Jennifer Van Gessel and Nina Friis, Brentwood Strangler producers include filmmaker Fitzpatrick, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Adam J. Yeend, and Ryan Dillon (the latter two who also star). Rounding out the cast are Maximilian Osinski, Annika Marks, and veteran actor Cameron Daddo.

A trailer for Brentwood Strangler is forthcoming. In the interim, you can stay up-to-date on the film, receive screening updates, and more at the film’s Facebook page.


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Must-See: Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees Fan Short Film



The short film titled Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees made its much-anticipated debut on YouTube channel CallMeJeff86 on January 15th, 2018.

The film is a passion project that pits two horror movie icons against each other; it’s Michael Myers from Halloween against Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th in a bloody fight to the finish.

What are you waiting for? Give the short a watch below, and then let us know what you think!

Michael Myers Versus Jason Voorhees is written and directed by Mason C. McDonald and stars Jeff Payne as Michael Myers, Dustin Miller as Jason Voorhees, and John Alton as the Vengeful Father.

Don’t forget to follow the film on Instagram and Twitter!

P.S. I’m pretty sure the ‘Part 3’ in the title is a joke.

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PG-13 or R? The Strangers: Prey at Night Gets Official MPAA Rating



Earlier this week we let you guys know that there is a killer The Strangers: Prey at Night fan art competition going on and you can read all the details on that right HERE.

But today we have some cool (if expected) news that The Strangers: Prey At Night hs officially received an R-rating from the MPAA.

The sequel has been rated R for “horror violence and terror throughout, and for language” and I think that makes about as much sense as we could have expected.

For those who are interested in such bits of trivia, the original The Strangers was rated R for “violence/terror and language” so there you go! Impress your friends with MPAA trivia.

Would The Strangers: Prey at Night getting a PG-13 have affected your enthusiasm for the upcoming film? Let us know below!

The Stranger: Prey at Night is directed by Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down) from a script by Bryan Bertino and Ben Ketai. It stars Martin Henderson, Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman.

The film hits March 9, 2018.

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive. Johannes Roberts directs this horror film inspired by the 2008 smash hit The Strangers.

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Artist Reimagines Superheroes as Tim Burton Illustrations



The world of Tim Burton has always been full of imagination and wonder built on a surreal and often horrific foundation. Films like Beetlejuice and Sleepy Hollow capture the imagination with stunning visuals, all based on the mind of the visionary director. Burton’s artwork was also featured in his illustrated poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.

Burton’s work has not only amazed viewers for over three decades, it’s also been an inspiration to countless artists and creators. Enter Los Angeles-by-way-of-Russia artist and animator Andrew Tarusov, whose work has been used by companies such as Cosmopolitan, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Maxim, and more. In a series he simply calls “Tim Burton’s Superheros”, Tarusov took 10 of the biggest comic book characters and gave them a dark twist that is 100% befitting of Burton’s style.

You can see a gallery of these images below. To see more of Tarusov’s work, head on over to his official website.

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