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The second annual Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival has announced its film selections and schedule. In all, 48 films will screen at the five-day festival, which runs from Wednesday, October 26th through Sunday, October 30th at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe in Amherst, New York.

From the Press Release:
The festival will host a 30th anniversary screening of the slasher classic The Burning, which was filmed in North Tonawanda. Other non-competition, showcase features include Street Trash, The Definitive Document of the Dead, and Swirlee, all hosted by special guest Roy Frumkes; the stoner comedy Trippin’, which will be introduced by Alternative Cinema’s Paige Davis; and the world premiere of the zombie anthology Decayed, written and directed by Emil J. Novak, who co-founded Buffalo Screams with author and filmmaker Gregory Lamberson (Slime City Massacre, “The Jake Helman Files”).

Features competing for awards include Absentia, which just won the top prize at Shriekfest in Los Angeles; the cannibals vs. giant monster movie The Millennium Bug; the depraved psycho drama The Super; the science fiction themed The Black Box; the post-apocalyptic thriller The Collapsed; the motorcycle thriller Rage; and Die Farbe, a German adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s story “The Color Out of Space.”

“We’re showing some truly stunning films with a great deal of diversity,” says Lamberson. “Independent cinema is where the best horror films can be found today, and we’re really proud of our program and the filmmakers who are represented; anyone who attends the entire fest will definitely leave it enriched.”

Among the medium short and medium length films screening are the outrageous Mexican horror film Cosas Feas (“Nasty Stuff”); the Italian thriller Il Marito Perfetto (“The Perfect Husband”); Bart Masterondi’s interpretation of The Tell Tale Heart, starring Debbie Rochon; the highly anticipated An Evening with My Comatose Mother by Jonathan Martin; the Middle Eastern Envy of the Dead; and Stuart Simpson’s Acid Spiders, which will open the fest.

A number of Buffalo area productions will screen, including Something After Midnight by Sam Qualiana, who helmed the upcoming creature feature Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast after winning last year’s “Filmmaker to Watch” award; Lost in Falsity by newcomer Daniel James; Gagsters: The Movie by Aleksander Ivicic; Off Campus, a comedy by X-Strike Studios; Black Guy on a Rampage by Adam R. Steigert; and The Final Night and Day, co-directed by Steigert and Stephanie Andrews.

Additional guests include actress and filmmaker Melantha Blackthorne; Special Make-up Effects artist Rod Durick (Filming the Undead: How to Make Your Own Zombie Movie); and artist Tony Mauro, who has created numerous Hollywood movie posters. The festival concludes with an awards dinner on Sunday, October 30th.

Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival

The complete five-day schedule follows:

Wed, Oct. 26th

5:00 – 7:00
Acid Spiders
Jack’s Present
The Backroad
Rage

7:20 – 9:20
Something After Midnight
Absentia

9:45 – 12:00
Inbred and Undead
The Burning

Thurs, Oct. 27th

5:00 – 6:50
Waffle
Ouija
The Collapsed

7:15 – 9:15
An Evening with My Comatose Mother
The Final Night and Day

9:40 – 12:00
Paige Davis Q & A
Cosas Feas (“Nasty Stuff”)
Trippin’

Friday, Oct. 28th

5:00 – 6:40
Sadist
Alister
The Black Box

7:10 – 9:35
Monster Bed
World Premiere: Decayed

10:00 – 12:00
Swirlee
The Millennium Bug

Sat, Oct. 29th

12:00 – 2:00
Special Report: Is Williamsburg Dead?
Silent Control
Enter the Dark
Die Farbe (“The Color Out of Space”)

2:30 – 5:00
Raven’s Hollow
Betania
Gagsters
Il Marito Perfecto (“The Perfect Husband”)

Artist Tony Mauro Presentation

5:30 – 8:30
A Change of Plans
The One That Got Away
Street Trash

9:00 – 12:00
The Focus Box
The Tell Tale Heart
The Super

Sun, Oct. 30th

12:30 – 3:00
Yardbird
Banks of Vlatvia
Ambition of Love
The Last Broadcast
The 5 Second Rule
Lost in Falsity
Off Campus
Black Guy on a Rampage
For Love of Zombies

3:30 – 6:00
Hassad Al Mota (“Envy of the Dead”)
Paddy and Me
The Definitive Document of the Dead

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Trailer: Paul Solet’s Bullet Head Hits Blu-ray This January

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After checking out writer-director Paul Solet’s pregnancy gone awry flick Grace a few years back, the talented filmmaker made my list of directors to watch out for.

And it is with this in mind that we’d like to share the trailer and Blu-ray/DVD release info for his newest action-survival-crime flick Bullet Head.

The movie stars Adrien Brody, John Malkovich, and Rory Culkin (Scream 4) as a group of thieves trapped in an abandoned warehouse with a vicious man-eating dog…

And Antonio Banderas?

That’ll work!

The trailer reminds me of Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe, but as we all know, that is NOT a bad thing. Throw in some crime-movie good times and this could be a sleeper hit.

You can check out the trailer for yourself below – along with a full list of special features – and then let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media!

The film has been rated R by the MPAA for “violence, bloody images, language, some drug use, and nudity.”

Bullet Head hits theaters December 8th, and Blu-ray/DVD January 9th, 2018.

PRE-ORDER NOW!

Synopsis:

Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas and John Malkovich deliver the action in this riveting crime story about three career criminals trapped in a warehouse after a heist.

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes

Filmmakers’ Commentary

A Canine Point of View: Writing and Directing BULLET HEAD

Career Criminals and Fighting Dogs: The Iconic Cast of BULLET HEAD

Preparation and Performance: The Animal Actors of BULLET HEAD

Hymns and Fanfare: The Score of BULLET HEAD

BULLET HEAD: Proof of Concept –Lionsgate

 

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The Dollmaker Short Film Review – Welcome to Heebie Jeebie City!

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Starring Perri Lauren, Sean Meehan, Dan Berkey

Directed by Alan Lougher


The loss of a young child drives a mother to take a set of unusual measures to preserve his memory, and all it takes is one call to The Dollmaker.

When the short film by Alan Lougher opens up, we see a rather disturbing image of a little boy inside a casket, and the sound of a grieving mom speaking with an unidentified man in the background – he’s requesting something personal of the child to help “finish” his product, and it’s not before long that mom has her little boy back…well, kind of. What remains of the child is the representation of his former self, although it’s contained within the frame of a not-so-attractive doll, and the boy’s father isn’t a believer in this type of hocus-pocus (or the price to have this constructed, either). The doll comes with a specific set of instructions, but most importantly, you cannot spend more than one hour a day with the doll, or else you’ll go mad thinking that the soul inside of it is actually the person that you lost – sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?

Well this is just too good to be true for Mommy, and as the short film progresses, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens to her mind – it’s ultimately a depressing scenario, but Lougher gives it that creepy feel, almost like visiting a relative’s home and seeing their dearly departed pet stuffed and staring at you over the fireplace – HEEBIE-JEEBIE CITY, if you ask me. All in all, the quickie is gloomy, but ultimately chilling in nature, and is most definitely worth a watch, and if I might use a quote from one of my favorite films to apply to this subject matter: “Sometimes…dead is better.”

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Ultimately chilling in nature!

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Chiller Channel Will Be Discontinued This January

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Back in March of 2007, the Chiller horror channel was launched. The channel was filled with wall-to-wall horror movies and TV shows.

The channel even tried their hand at original scripted content recently with the series “Slasher, starring Kaite McGrath. The second season just premiered on Netflix.

But it seems like today we have bad news. The end of an era. NBC has decided to shut down the Chiller Channel effective beginning on January 1, 2018.

This news comes to us via the TV Answer Man, with an NBC spokesperson telling the site, “NBC Universal will discontinue Chiller as of January 1, 2018.”

The spokesperson didn’t give any further details on the decision but many believe it has everything to do with Verizon, Charter, and Dish dropping the channel earlier this year.

While those drops weren’t catastrophic, the final nail in the coffin came recently when Cox dropped the channel, effectively pulling it out of around 40 million homes.

Are you sad to see the Chiller channel canceled? How often did you watch content via Chiller? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below.

R.I.P. Chiller

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