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Dead Shack

Funny story time: I was approached earlier this week by Lakeshore Records to do a song premiere from the soundtrack of the Peter Ricq-directed Dead Shack, which premieres today over on Shudder. Without hesitation, I agreed and we began planning everything. Then, not 30 minutes later, I got a different email from the Shudder folk themselves who asked if I wanted to premiere a clip from the film! Double exclusive time! So let’s rock this out, shall we?

There are three videos below, the first of which is the track “Lisa Undead”. Pulsating with Carpenter-esque lows and an almost sensual aesthetic, the song is clearly a build-up to something intensely physical and potentially violent. Taking its time, the song makes the best of its 3+ minute length, filling every moment with just the right amount of intensity.

Ricq not only directed the film, he is also 1/2 of HUMANS, the duo that composed it! Here’s what he had to say about this track:
‘Lisa Undead’ is a basically the first real scene in Dead Shack where the kids get their hands dirty, they are in a real battle. I wanted to get the sense of a dangerous/adventurous melody that starts off more tame and gets deeper and bigger as the action grows and gets more violent. I achieved this by keeping more organic instruments in it’s first part and using Dougal’s (guitarist and violinist) strings and damping them real wet with lots of reverb. It gave it a real Carpenter feel which I liked. I then kept all the electronic elements in the second part so you can feel the bass scare you from the inside, hopefully to a point similar to the characters on screen.

Lakeshore Records will release both a Dead Shack soundtrack album AND a Dead Shack EP tomorrow. Each is composed by HUMANS. You’ll find them both on Lakeshore’s Bandcamp page.

The next video is a clip from the film, which shows Summer (Lizzie Boys) and Jason (Matthew Nelson-Mahood) trying to figure out if a damp, dank cellar is the best place to put…someone. As they discuss the location, a nearby closet door begins to rattle, as though something is inside and trying to get out. Summer and Jason arm themselves, go to the closet, and…I’m not telling you. You’ll have to watch it for yourself if you want to see what happens!

As for the third video? That’s the trailer. Nothing more, nothing less. Just a badass trailer to give you a better idea of what’s in store for you if you watch it on Shudder!

Synopsis:
While staying at a run-down cabin in the woods during the weekend, three children must save their parents from the neighbor who intends to feed them to her undead family.

Directed by Peter Ricq, Dead Shack stars stars Lauren Holly, Valerie Tian, Donavon Stinson, Lizzie Boys, Matthew Nelson-Mahood, and June B. Wilde.

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Oy! HANNUKAH THE MOVIE Aims to Get Made After Nearly a Decade

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This menorah has nothing to do with the story but, c'mon! It's a freaking T-rex menorah!

As a Jew, seeing holiday-themed horror movies is both a wonderful and bittersweet occasion. I love seeing my friends celebrate the holidays that are near and dear to their hearts but elevated with the viscera, gore, and terror that I so dearly love. But while Christians have films like Black Christmas, Santa’s Slay, Gremlins, Red Christmas, Krampus, etc…, the amount of horror films centered around Jewish holidays is slim to none. Don’t get me wrong here, okay? I’m well aware of population dynamics and, therefore, interest in a given subject/life experience. It’d just be nice to see something like that now and again.

Oh, but what’s this? Looks like writer/director Eben McGarr is ready to move forward on his near decade long project Hanukkah The Movie, a “TORAH-fying new tale of HORAH!” I get it. Sensible chuckle awarded.

Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukkiller. In 1983 Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight-year-old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror.

A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.

The film has supposedly taken care of the majority of pre-production, so they’re now on Indiegogo with the goal to raise $100,000. Not a small amount but certainly not an unachievable goal. If a potato salad Kickstarter that wanted $10 ended up with nearly $56,000, I think this has a chance.

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Trailer: Man-Made Ghosts Invade OUR HOUSE This July

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IFC Midnight will be unleashing director Anthony Scott Burns’ feature debut Our House come July 27, 2018. The film stars Thomas Mann and Nicola Peltz and today we have the flick’s spooky trailer for your viewing pleasure.

You can check out the poster to the right and the trailer below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Our House is directed by Anthony Scott Burns from a script written by Nathan Parker and stars Thomas Mann and Nicola Peltz. It’s produced by Lee Kim, Martin Katz, Ulf Israel and Karen Wookey. Executive producers are John Davis, Nick Spicer, Kyle Franke, Derek Dauchy, Noah Segal, Adrian Love, David Kehrl and Reik Moller.

The film hits via IFC Midnight this July 27, 2018.

Synopsis:

The story of a young genius who accidentally invents a device that amplifies the paranormal activity within his family’s house, possibly bringing back the spirits of loved ones — and unleashing things that are far worse.

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY 8 Begins Filming This June

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American Horror Story Season 6It was just the other day that we let you guys know that Billie Lourd will be back for the upcoming 8th season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story.

And today we have word via Deadline that the new season, rumored to be titled AHS: Radioactive will begin shooting around June 16.

Are you excited to hear filming will soon begin on AHS 8? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

AHS Season 8 stars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Kathy Bates, and new cast member Joan Collins, who will play Peters’ grandmother. Murphy has revealed he’s interested in casting Anjelica Huston (The Addams Family) as well.

 

 

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