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Short Film Gone Featuring Stephen King Set to Premiere at Edmonton Festival of Fear

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The king of horror himself, Stephen King, appears in director Billy Chizmar’s new short film Gone; and it will be having its World Premiere in October at the Edmonton Festival of Fear International Film Festival. Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
The Edmonton Festival of Fear International Film Festival will be the first film festival in the world to screen Gone by director Billy Chizmar. Barry J. Gillis, founder of the festival, contacted Chizmar to tell him that his film was in high contention to screen at the festival in October and asked Billy if it had been screened at any other film fest. 

Gills explains, “After doing an extensive search all over the Internet, I couldn’t find anything about the movie playing at any other film festival. I figured we might have a World Premiere on our hands.”

Chizmar e-mailed Gills back to tell him that no other film festival had contacted him about the movie. Gillis told Chizmar that he enjoyed the movie, whether Stephen King was involved in it or not; but the fact that King makes an appearance in it was “icing on the cake,” states Gillis. “I believe the movie was overlooked because Billy is not promoting it as a movie where Stephen King makes an appearance, so other film festivals have dropped the ball on the film.”

Gone is about three friends who go on a fishing trip deep into the woods, telling creepy stories at night by a campfire. Weird things begin happening beyond their wildest dreams. The intensity grows as each of them disappears into the dark night.

Billy wrote the screenplay with his father, Richard, who also co-wrote a novella with King entitled Gwendy’s Button Box. Along wit King, the film co-stars Andrew Morgan, Billy Chizmar, and Jacob Warren.

“I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s quite the movie. For the shoestring budget that Billy had, he has done something really original to make up for the little money he had to make the movie,” says Gillis.

The Edmonton Festival of Fear is a two-day film festival but will be expanding to three days next year; they plan on growing and expanding every year thereafter. “We strive to be the greatest film festival on earth,” says Gillis.

The Edmonton Festival of Fear International Film Festival opens on Friday, the 13th of October, 2017. The Official Selections have just been announced and can be found at the following link:
edmontonfestivaloffear.com.

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Creep 2 Starring Mark Duplass Hits Netflix This December

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Just the other day we shared with you guys an exclusive interview with Partick Brice, the director of the Mark Duplass-starring found footage flicks Creep and Creep 2.

Today we have the awesome news that the killer sequel Creep 2 will be hitting Netflix streaming on December 23rd.

The original creeptastic motion picture is already streaming on Netflix so if you need to catch up – or just watch the original again – you can do so tonight and get ready for the sequel which, personally, I found to be superior (if even just slightly) to the original.

What did you think of the original film? Are you excited to check out the sequel? Or have you already seen it? Make sure to let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Creep 2 starring Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhavan hits Netflix December 23rd!

Synopsis:

Desiree Akhavan (“Girls”, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR) stars as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online for “video work,” she thinks she may have found the subject of her dreams. She drives to a remote house in the forest and meets a man claiming to be a serial killer (Mark Duplass, reprising his role from the previous film). Unable to resist the chance to create a truly shocking piece of art, she agrees to spend the day with him. However, as the day goes on she discovers she may have dug herself into a hole she can’t escape.

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Waxwork Records Unveils Phenomenal 2018 Subscription Package

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Our pals over at Waxwork Records have unveiled their 2018 subscription bundle and it’s packed to the brim with some absolutely fantastic titles! Horror fans who enjoy spinning their music on turntables can look forward to two Romero titles, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, and lastly they’ll have Jordan Peele’s smash success title Get Out. On top of getting those five records, those who join the subscription program will also receive a t-shirt, coffee mug, poster, notebook, magnet, enamel pin, calendar, and more.

For Night of the Living Dead, Waxwork Records worked closely with the film’s original creators, including Romero himself prior to his passing, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Criterion Collection so that they could source audio from the 4K restoration. It will be released as a 2xLP package.

Dawn of the Dead will also get a 2xLP release that will include brand new artwork, re-mastered audio, and more. The same kind of treatment is being given to The ‘Burbs. Christopher Young’s Drag Me to Hell soundtrack will be a single LP but will get the same level of attention and quality as the other titles.

As for Peele’s Get Out. Michael Abels; score will be released on a 2xLP vinyl set and will pay tribute to one of the most culturally significant movies of the past several years.

The Waxwork Records subscription package will be $250 ($285 in Canada) and will open up for sale this Friday, the 24th. More information can be found on Waxwork’s website.

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I Already Have a Dog But Now I Want a Baby Dinosaur

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The first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, is rumored to be attached to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Since that film is going to be coming out in less than a month, it’s no surprise that the marketing campaign for the dino-filled trailer is already starting and today it kicks off with a six-second teaser that is as adorable as you can get!

In the teaser, Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady is petting a baby velociraptor, which coos and twitters in the cutest of fashions. Is there anything else going on? Nah. Does something else need to happen? Nope. The movie already has me sold.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (When a Monster Calls), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, and Toby Jones. However, the biggest and most important star of the film will be the return of Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm, who is, in my humble opinion, the best character in the franchise, besting even the T-rex that seemingly cannot die.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will evolve into theaters on June 22, 2018.

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