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Mr. Dentonn Becomes the Most Awarded Horror Short in History

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Director Ivan Villamel’s Mr. Dentonn has now broken a world record and become the most awarded horror short in history. It’s accumulated 500 official selections in film festivals and 120 awards, in addition to more than 1,500 screenings around the world, which certainly sound like achievements to be proud of.

Read on to learn more about this overachiever!

Mr. Dentonn, directed by Ivan Villamel, produced by Harmonica Films & Mordisco Films, and starring Irene Aguilar, Kaiet Rodriguez, and Ander Pardo, has broken records in its genre, becoming the most awarded and selected horror short film of all time worldwide, with 500 official selections and more than 120 international awards, in addition to more than 1,500 screenings around the world. It has been part of numerous festivals in the fantastic/horror genre, including International Film Festival of Sitges, Screamfest Horror Film Festival Los Angeles, Fantasia International Film Festival, and more plus an impressive list of achievements including screening at Oscars qualifying festivals (Cleveland International Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival), three times nominated for the prestigious Silver Meliès for the Best European Fantastic Short Film.

Its tour of festivals makes Mr. Dentonn an exception within the genre of horror, achieving that historical mark of most awarded and selected horror short film in history. Its creators are already working to find funding for the feature film project Dentonn in order to fully develop the mythology of the character.

The film is a tribute to the fantastic cinema of the 80’s and was influenced by the first films of John Carpenter and those of Amblin. The short  was shot with each visual and sound element based on the aesthetics of the cinema of that time and reflects on how children are defenseless when adults do not listen to them and do not pay attention to them, as the adult world affects children. It uses the classic figure of the boogeyman to show to the audience a very original version of the myth, making him a thief of souls. This small 10-minute film, for all ages, is evocative and imaginative.

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On a cold winter night Laura reads her brother, David, the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly a shiver runs through Laura’s body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him…

 

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Zac Efron Looks Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile as Ted Bundy

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We told you a while back that Zac Efron would be assuming the role of charismatic serial killer Ted Bundy in Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s new film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (that title is a wondrous mouthful); and today Efron himself took to Twitter to share the first image of himself as Bundy. Check it out!

Michael Werwie wrote the script for the project, which is told through the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, who went years denying the accusations against Bundy but ultimately turned him in to the police. Only nearing his execution, when Bundy began talking about his extensive and heinous murders, did Kloepfer, and the rest of the world, learn the true scope of his numerous and grizzly murders.

Principal photography began back in October 2017.

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Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 3 – Get Your First Look at the Bride of the Chin!

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Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is nothing short of a friggin’ gift for fans; and if you aren’t watching it, you need to fix that like yesterday. Teally… you don’t have much of an excuse. It’s on DVD. Blu-ray. Digital. Netflix. You name it!

Season 3 is just around the corner, and the good folks over at Arrow in the Head got themselves the first look at Ash and his bride-to-be, Candy, played by Katrina Hobbs.

Look for Season 3 to premiere on February 25th at 9PM ET/PT.

“Ash vs. Evil Dead” is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick; Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell co-star alongside newcomers Arielle Carver-O’Neill and Lindsay Ferris. Lee Majors returns as Brock Williams to warn Ash from beyond the grave.

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan, has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs. Evil Dead!

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Make a Date With The Devil and Father Amorth

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Well, that headline’s not entirely accurate… you wouldn’t want to be a third wheel now, would you? What we’re talking about here is William Friedkin’s new documentary The Devil and Father Amorth. In it Friedkin witnesses first-hand the work of the Vatican’s in-house exorcist; and if that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will!

Deadline is reporting today that we can expect to see the flick sometime this spring in theaters via The Orchard.

Known as the “Dean of Exorcists,” Father Amorth (who turned 92 not so long ago) has performed thousands of exorcism rituals to rid evil from the human body.

In the early 1970s when I directed The Exorcist, I had not witnessed an exorcism; but I wondered how close I had come to portraying reality,” Friedkin tells the site. “I had been curious to meet Father Amorth for many years; and when he granted permission to meet and film him in Rome last May, it was the opportunity to complete the circle and see how close that film came to reality.

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