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The Etheria Film Night Invades Days of the Dead Convention




The folks behind one of the best damned film festivals in the country, Etheria Film Night, are bringing their special brand of horror to the Days of the Dead convention in Los Angeles. If you plan on attending, you’d better listen up!

From the Press Release:
Join us at Days of the Dead – Los Angeles Friday, April 1-Sunday, April 3, 2016. We’ll be there with an Etheria Film Night shorts screening and a separate directors panel celebrating women horror directors. Etheria Film Night is the leading showcase of new genre films directed by women. Our Etheria directors and friends will be signing at the Etheria table all weekend long so come visit and support female horror film directors… and also Kato Kaelin!


Etheria Shorts Showcase: Saturday, April 2, 1:00 PM in The Screening Room
The Etheria shorts showcase on Saturday, April 2, at 1:00 PM, is 83 minutes of awesome new horror directed by women. It begins with the trailer for the new feature film B.C. Butcher, which was shot on 16 mm in Kansas Bowling’s father’s backyard in Topanga Canyon, California. B.C Butcher stars Kato Kaelin and features Rodney “The Mayor of Sunset Strip” Bingenheimer.

Following the trailer are these Etheria Official Tour Selections:

Zone 2 (Anna Elizabeth James) (8:00)
David, a blind teenager who uses a wheelchair, has never known life outside of an underground bunker. As he attempts to assert his independence, his mother tries to keep him safe from the horrors of the world above. It’s a story about the lengths some are willing to go to protect their loved ones.

A Tricky Treat (Patricia Chica, 3:10)
A horror comedy starring Leonard Waldner, Steve Brewster, Andrea Fletcher, Keira McCarthy, and introducing Marco Reilly.

Shevenge (Amber Benson, 12:00)
From “Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s” Amber Benson comes this twisted, darkly comedic, genre-bending tale of revenge. A revenge of the worst kind – Shevenge!


SLUT (Chloe Okuno, 20:00)
A dark, coming of age thriller about a 16-year-old misfit named Maddy who lives alone with her grandmother in a small town in Texas. When Maddy crosses paths with an older, charismatic Stranger – a fellow misfit who’s passing through town – her quiet, monotonous life takes a dangerous turn.


As Human As Animal (Kristina Klebe, 5:00)
In this brooding existential glimpse into human nature, Hank (Diamond Dallas Page), a lonely man with a dark past, is haunted by memories of the choices that led him to the shadowy, desolate place in which he is now forced to live.

Substance (Barbara Stepansky, 16:00)
An innocent mix-up leads to disaster when two girlfriends encounter an extraterrestrial substance at a winter music festival.

Found (Rebekah McKendry, 5:00)
A mockcumentary that reveals the modern day origins of found footage horror films.

Carved (Mary C. Russell, 12:00)
A short film about a soul that comes from within an inmate. This spirit starts possessing people.


Etheria Directors Panel: Saturday, April 2, 3:00 PM in Main Panel Room
At 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 2, join us in the Main Panel room for a discussion about Etheria and the amazing women directors in the horror genre today! On the panel will be directors Kansas Bowling (B.C Butcher), Anna Elizabeth James (Zone 2), Patricia Chica (A Tricky Treat), Amber Benson (Shevenge), Chloe Okuno (SLUT), Kristina Klebe (As Human As Animal), Barbara Stepanksy (Substance), Rebecca McKendry (Found), Mary Russell (Carved), and special guests Jackie Kong (Blood Diner & The Being) and Rena Riffel (Astrid, Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven). The panel will be moderated by journalist and film author Alyse Wax (, Curious Goods: Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th: The Series).

Directors and friends will be signing all weekend at the Etheria table.  Meet the following Etheria filmmakers and friends all weekend long:

  • Kansas Bowling and her B.C Butcher cast (Miranda Robin, Parker Love Bowling, Natasha Halevi, Devyn Leah, Molly Elizabeth Ring, Michael Preston Bowling), Patricia Chica (A Tricky Treat), Kristina Klebe (As Human As Animal), and Mary C. Russell (Carved): Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
  • Rodney Bingenheimer (B.C Butcher): Friday only
  • Kato Kaelin (B.C Butcher): Friday & Saturday only
  • Barbara Stepansky (Substance), Rena Riffel (Astrid, Mulholland Drive), Jackie Kong (Blood Diner & The Being): Saturday only

Purchase your tickets to attend Days of the Dead – Los Angeles and get updates here!

For more info about Etheria, visit the official Etheria Film Night website.

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Another Kaiju Lets Out a Howl from Beyond the Fog



About 10 years ago a daikaiju short film from director Daisuke Sato based off of Ray Bradbury’s short story The Fog Horn was discovered, and monster fans rejoiced! Now Sato is back with a sequel, and we have your first look!

Prepare yourselves for Howl from Beyond the Fog!

The flick features the same creature, Nebula, from the 2007 short, and for this go-around Sato has brought along legendary SPFX master Keizo Murase plus some amazing puppet/miniature fx!!

Check out the trailer and a behind-the-scenes video below.

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Things Get Bloody on Blu-ray When The Sword and the Claw Clash!



Get ready to fight dirty as the two-fisted, ultraviolent grindhouse classic The Sword and the Claw is poised to hose down your home video collection with geysers of arterial spray! Coming to us from Alamo Drafthouse’s American Genre Film Archive on January 23, 2018, this is one title you’re not gonna wanna miss!

We’ve been obsessed with Turkish genre films for decades,” said AGFA director Joe Ziemba. “We were blown away to discover that we had the only known 35mm print in existence for this movie, which also happens to be Turkey’s most insane battle epic. This is the first 4K preservation of a Turkish genre film in history. We couldn’t be happier to share it with the world.

Special features include a new 4K scan from the only surviving 35mm theatrical print, face-smashing action trailers from the AGFA vault, and bonus movie Brawl Busters, which features a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print.

The eye candy doesn’t stop there either! This bad boy is coming with some neat reversible cover art with illustration by Alexis Ziritt (Space Riders)!

They took his money. They took his family. And now, they’ve taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cüneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets The Three Stooges meets DOLEMITE with more lo-fi bloodshed, pop-art visuals, and bizarro dubbing than the boundaries of reality can handle. This is the movie that Kung-Fu Express described as the “Dirtiest fighting ever!”

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Matt Sears’ New Short Horror Film Give Her Back Is Available In Its Entirety Right Here



Matt Sears is an award-winning horror writer, director, and editor most notable for his short film I Heard it Too, which has been featured by Buzzed and IGN amongst others and has racked up nearly 2,000,000 views.

Sears has an all-new short film Give Her Back to share with all of us, and it is now available for your viewing pleasure. You can check it out in its entirety below.

After giving the film a view or two, make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media.

Give Her Back is written, directed and edited by Matt Sears, filmed by Jay Slater, and stars Rowena Meddeman and Glen Power.

Watch it below!


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