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Ah, the good times we have hanging out with friends, huh? Hijinx! Mischief! Death! It’s all in a good night’s fun! And you’ll get to join in on that fun when the indie flick Dead Body plays the New York City Horror Film Festival! Check out the teaser trailer premiere right here.

From the Press Release:
Dead Body, the latest movie from veteran producers Ian Bell and Ramon Isao, will make its world premiere at the NYC Horror Festival on Saturday, November 14. Directed by first-time female filmmaker Bobbin Ramsey, the movie is a clever and gory slasher-meets-whodunit. Set in a secluded cabin, a summer outing turns deadly when nine friends play a game that becomes dangerously real.

Dead Body stands out thanks to the impressive acting of its cast, all of whom have strong backgrounds in theater, inspired by excellent direction of Bobbin Ramsey, an experienced stage director. Says Ramsey, “The most important thing to remember when working with actors in a horror movie is to constantly remind them of the stakes. Remembering that every character is fighting for survival, no matter where you are in the chronology of the film, is necessary in building the momentum of the horror and giving the character forward movement through the plot.”

The movie also succeeds due to its clever manipulation of both the horror and whodunit genres. The picture is reminiscent of Clue and the works of Agatha Christie as it constantly keeps the audience guessing, but also provides the satisfying thrills led by a strong female lead, in keeping with the best of the slashers.

Dead Body was written and produced by Ramon Isao (Zombies of Mass Destruction, Junk) and Ian Bell (The Dinner Table, La Trocha). It was shot by A.J. Rickart-Epstein (Lost Time, Junk, Compound Fracture) with effects by Shane Saucedo of Hellbent Studios.

The NYC Horror Festival, which runs November 12-14, 2015, is a highly competitive, world-renowned event. Past guests have included Wes Craven, Rob Zombie, and Roger Corman.

Synopsis:
Nine friends. One of them a killer. How many will make it through the weekend alive?

While spending a few days at a secluded cabin, nine college friends decide to liven things up by playing a game called Dead Body. The rules are simple: draw lots to see who plays the murderer, turn off all the lights, hide in the dark until someone “dies,” then try to figure out “whodunit.”

The game becomes deadly when one of the players embarks on a series of all-too-real murders. Then it’s up to the survivors to overcome their paranoia, mistrust, and some long-buried animosities in order to out the killer and make it through the night.

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Podcast/Book Series Welcome to Night Vale Being Adapted for TV

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Following in the footsteps of “Lore,” another popular podcast/book series is on its way to the small screen! That’s right, kids! Pretty soon we’ll be heading to a sleepy yet quite mad little place where your eyes and ears have been thoroughly spookified! “Welcome to Night Vale.”

Deadline is reporting that the podcast is being adapted by FX for the small screen in conjunction with Sony Pictures. Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the podcast and authors of the franchise books Welcome to Night Vale and It Devours!, will executive produce the series alongside Gennifer Hutchison (“Better Call Saul”).

The site goes on to report that in addition, Harper Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, has signed up Fink and Cranor for new script books of Seasons 3 and 4 of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast. The companion volumes feature guest introductions by the authors and cast members and original illustrations by series artist Jessica Hayworth.

We’ve never met anyone in the industry who understands our world and approach to storytelling better than Gennifer does,” said Fink and Cranor. “We are lucky to be working with her, as well as FX – a network with a long history of creating excellent television.

So many readers have passionately embraced the Welcome to Night Vale novels and script books,” says Amy Baker, Vice-President and Associate Publisher of Harper Perennial. “I can’t wait to see the same enthusiasm for what I’m sure will be an amazing television series from Gennifer and FX.

Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Fink and Cranor created the podcast in 2012, having met through the anarchic, award-winning theater group the New York Neo-Futurists.

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Exclusive: Cadabra Brings Chilling Eeriness With M.R. James’ Casting the Runes

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For those who haven’t heard of them, Cadabra Records is a boutique record label that specializes in creating audio plays of fantastic horror stories. They did it with The Yellow Sign by Robert W. Chambers and have done stories from Bram Stoker and H.P. Lovecraft. Today, we’re thrilled to help them announce their new project, which is a full cast audio play of M.R. James’ Casting the Runes. Below is an audio sample, which give you a taste of the magnificent scope of the production.

Starring David Warner (The Omen, Star Trek, In The Mouth of Madness), produced by Bleak December, and adapted by Anthony D.P. Mann, the limited edition vinyl will be released on January 26th with the first edition of 500 copies to be pressed on 150-gram colored vinyl and housed in deluxe heavy weight gatefold tip-on jacket with newly commissioned art by Adam Burke.

Speaking about lending his voice to Casting the Runes, Warner states, “I was brought up only with radio, so it means so much to me to be able to imagine for myself what is being presented. And we can all imagine differently what is being presented to us via audio and radio, and that’s what the magic of it is – our own imaginations are able to take over. As an actor (and a voice actor, sometimes), I’m so glad to be able to contribute to peoples’ visual take on whatever it is we’re presenting. I just think it’s so invaluable, you know – the images and dreams in the mind.

You can follow Cadabra through their official website, Twitter, and Instagram. To order any of their records, head on to their online store.

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Beyond Skyline Clip Is Blinded by the Light

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Vertical Entertainment just dropped a new clip from the upcoming sequel Beyond Skyline (review), and we have it for you right here.

Visual effects artist and original Skyline screenwriter Liam O’Donnell directs the surprisingly well-received installment starring Frank Grillo (The Purge: Anarchy & Election Day), Bojana Novakovic (Drag Me to Hell), Jonny Weston (Project Almanac), and Iko Uwais (The Raid).

Beyond Skyline will not be getting a wide theatrical release. Instead, Vertical Entertainment will release the sequel on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD on January 16th.

Synopsis:
When the population of Los Angeles is vacuumed off the face of the Earth, Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. But after crashing the ship in Southeast Asia, he must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.

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