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Exclusive: Filmmaker and Photographer Ama Lea Dishes on Her 80’s Slasher Photo Series Killer Consumers

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Killing oversexed teenagers is one thing, but how do cinema’s most iconic slashers fare in the world of home economics? LA-based dynamo filmmaker and photographer Ama Lea has explored this concept in her well-received satirical photo series “Killer Consumers,” and we caught up with her to get the skinny on the project.

“I don’t know what my exact inspiration was,” said Lea of the series, which debuted at ScareLA over the summer and then found its way to the SugarMynt Gallery show “Welcome to Haddonfield II” this past October on Meridian Avenue (directly behind the famous Myers house in South Pasadena), “but I do know that I was on the treadmill when it popped into my head! The first concept was that of Freddy Krueger testing out mattresses in a mattress store, and I started laughing out loud like a crazy person at the thought. From there I started exploring where I thought slashers would shop and what they’d buy and what they’d do with their products.”

As for how she pulled it off, Lea offered, “I won’t go into specifics because I’ve already been arrested once this year for living the Herzog lifestyle, but I will say that I contacted character actor Robert Bjork, who pretty much has every realistic, high-end horror cosplay ever, and he portrayed Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Leatherface.”

As for Myers, who appears in the series rather disenchanted with the quality of the cheap pumpkin carving kit he’s purchased (full disclosure: I appeared as the character for Lea), she stated, “I knew from past Halloweens that you had an amazing Myers, so I called you forth. We shot these in late summer so pumpkins weren’t yet available, so I drove for two hours to a farm that sold me a giant, and very overpriced, pumpkin!”

Check out the cheeky series below. Prints can be purchased on Ama Lea’s website at shopamalea.com or at SugarMynt Gallery (the latter has one last framed Myers in stock). For more follow Ama Lea on her Instagram @missamalea.

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A Demon Within Is Coming Next Year; Exclusive Trailer Premiere

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We just scored you cats a look at the trailer for A Demon Within, which you’ll be able to dig on once it hits select theaters and VOD on January 12, 2018, via Blue Fox Entertainment. Blue Fox holds the worldwide rights and is currently selling the film internationally.

Charlene Amoia, Julia Larsen, Clint Hummel, Jeremy Miller, Patricia Ashley, Michael Ehlers, and Cole Crawford star in the film from directors Ayush Banker and Justin LaReau.

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In 1914 Crestwick, a demonic spirit named Nefas surfaced to prey on a family, which ended with the death of an innocent young girl. The mysterious events haunted the Midwestern community for years. Now, decades later, a skeptical doctor must stop history from repeating itself by confronting his personal demons and fighting to save the life of a teenage girl who has become possessed in his family’s old house.

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Better Watch Out for This Shudder-Exclusive Clip

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Currently on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and Shudder is the dark horror-comedy Better Watch Out (review), and to kick off your week while keeping you in the holiday spirit, we have an exclusive clip for you to stuff in your stocking!

The critically acclaimed horror-comedy Better Watch Out debuted on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Holiday cheer and Home Alone get a decidedly dark spin when a babysitter must protect her charges from a terrifying home invasion. Directed by Chris Peckover (Undocumented), Better Watch Out stars Olivia Dejonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic, and Dacre Montgomery with Patrick Warburton Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen. Bonus materials include a making-of featurette and a special insert holiday card.

Better Watch Out has a runtime of approximately 89 minutes and is rated R for disturbing violent content, language throughout, crude sexual references, drug and alcohol use – all involving teens.

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This holiday season you may be home, but you’re not alone… In this fresh and gleefully twisted spin on home-invasion horror, babysitter Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) must defend her young charges (Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould ) when intruders break into the house one snowy night – or so she thinks.

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An Exclusive Clip Rises for The Rizen

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The government, man! You just never know what on earth they’re gonna be pulling next! One second they’re pardoning turkeys, and the next – BAM – they friggin’ unleash The Rizen.

Laura Swift (The Snowman), Sally Phillips (the Bridget Jones series), Bruce Payne (Warlock III, Passenger 57), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Tom Goodman Hill (Everest), and The Young Ones’ Adrian Edmondson all star in writer-director Matt Mitchell’s action-horror The Rizen, invading VOD on January 2nd from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Synopsis:
The year is 1955. NATO and the Allied Forces have been conducting secret, occult experiments in a bid to win the Arms Race. They have finally succeeded, but what they have unleashed could tear our world apart. Now one woman must lead the only other two survivors past faceless horrors that threaten to kill or capture them at every turn. They are the only ones left who can fight to close a door that should never have been opened.

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