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Indie Entertainment, Orama Filmworks, and Mitchell Altieri Team Up for New Slate of Horror/Thriller Films

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A group of indie filmmakers have teamed up to produce a slate of three to four features per year that should fall on the horror/thriller side of the fence more often than not so we wanted to bring it to your attention.  They’ve provided an update on their first project, The Night Watchmen, and announced that their next film will be a thriller titled Star Light.

From the Press Release:
Jeffrey Allard (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [2003], PING PONG SUMMER) of Indie Entertainment, Mitchell Altieri of The Butcher Brothers (THE HAMILTONS, A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SNUFF), and Orama Filmworks (THE NIGHT WATCHMEN) are combining forces to develop and produce a slate of modestly-budgeted films with new and upcoming filmmakers. The independent film slate will be financed by private equity, and they are currently looking to produce three to four features a year.

First up on the new slate for the partnership is the thriller STAR LIGHT, which is set to shoot this September in Kentucky. Directed by Lee Cummings, STAR LIGHT is the story of a teen whose life is turned upside down when he helps a world-famous pop star on the run from her violent pursuers. Mitchell Altieri, Jeffrey Allard, and Cheryl Staurulakis will produce with Leo Staurulakis and Andrew Mardirous executive producing. Mardirous also co-wrote the script with Altieri and Jamal Jenings. The script is currently out to cast.

Indie, Orama, and Altieri’s initial collaborative effort was the award-winning feature THE NIGHT WATCHMEN, a horror/comedy and big favorite among festival goers (check out a new still below). THE NIGHT WATCHMAN has entered into an agreement with Gravitas Ventures to release the film in late fall 2017 with worldwide rights being sold through Automatic Entertainment.

The newly formed Orama Filmworks is the collaboration of husband and wife team Leo and Cheryl Staurulakis.

In regards to the endeavor, Cheryl Staurulakis said, “We feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Mitch and Jeff on The Night Watchmen and truly look forward to a full slate of great films in the next couple of years. We make a great team!”

Altieri added, “I enjoy mentoring new directors and getting them into the spotlight. I want to give them all the tools I wished for in the beginning of my career.”

 

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

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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 3-part 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!

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

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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.

Synopsis:
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

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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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