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Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report Signs with ThinkFactory, Final Public Screening Scheduled



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The horror-comedy production Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report is packing up its tour screening bags and headed for the big time. The project has signed a production deal with ThinkFactory and announced the final public screening of the half-hour pilot on April 21.

Check out the original trailer for Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report below and if you dig it, visit the official Ghost Trek website, “like” Ghost Trek on Facebook, and follow Ghost Trek on Twitter (@GhostTrekTV).

For more info on the Blood on the Beach go to the official Blood on the Beach website.

From the Press Release
The award-winning Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report, (Best Comedy Award at Fright Night Film Fest, and an Addy Award for Best Film Presentation Package in 2011) will screen publicly for the last time at Blood on the Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The screening will be held at 7 PM at the Tidewater Area’s first horror convention featuring a number of horror and sci-fi icons.

Ghost Trek creator, Michael Plumides, recently signed a production deal with ThinkFactory Media, the Los Angeles-based production company responsible for producing “Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels”, and next month’s mini-series, “Hatfields and McCoys” with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton to air on History Channel this Memorial Day. On board to provide special effects for Ghost Trek is none other than Conor McCullagh, winner of SyFy’s “Face/Off” Season One, also of The Hunger Games and Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful. The series is now in development.

Plumides, his co-director Robert Filion, and Ghost Trek actors Addy Miller (“The Walking Dead”), Christy Johnson (Mortuary) and Brett Gentile (Cold Storage) will host the screening of the half hour pilot on Saturday, April 21st at 7PM. Also screening is Psychic Brats – a spin off show developed by Plumides featuring Guy Swisher – the Ghost Trek psychic (Gentile) as he counsels clairvoyant children with behavioral problems. Psychic Brats won the coveted Viewer’s Choice Award at the Mad Monster Party late March in Charlotte, NC.

Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report Signs with ThinkFactory, Final Public Screening Scheduled

Ghost Trek: The Kinsey Report Signs with ThinkFactory, Final Public Screening Scheduled

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Jesper Kyd Returning to Score Vermintide 2



From the cover of Kyd's first Vermintide OST

Get your headphones ready, Warhammer fans because State of Decay and Darksiders 2 composer Jesper Kyd is back to score the upcoming Warhammer title Vermintide 2! The game will be coming to PC and consoles early this year.

Kyd was inspired by Norse mythology, utilizing ancient tribal music as well as dark fantastical elements to build upon the acoustic soundscapes he composed for the first Vermintide game. Channeling his own Scandinavian roots, Kyd will blend Viking and Norse-inspired vocals with ritualistic percussion styles to create a unique soundtrack experience.

Three tracks from the score can be heard below.

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Like Me – Will You Like This Dystopian Thriller?



Starring Addison Timlin, Ian Nelson, Larry Fessenden

Directed by Robert Mockler

While Like Me is not dystopian in the classic science-fiction sense, it does aptly put the downer vibe across. If the present is abysmal, then the future is downright hopeless. We learn this as we follow an unhinged teenage loner called Kiya (Addison Timlin) on a hollow crime spree that she broadcasts on social media. At first the world “likes” her—with the exception of YouTube rival Burt (Ian Nelson), who disdainfully denounces her viral videos—but pride goes before the fall, and Kiya’s descent is spectacular.

If you’ve peeped the trailer for Like Me, then you’re probably expecting a horror movie. I mean, they’ve got the requisite menacing masked baddie and they’ve got genre icon Larry Fessenden in a major role—those are a couple of the key ingredients, right? Yes they are, but this simmering, shimmering stew of Natural Born Killers, Excision and King Kelly, it boils down to a whole lotta nothing. Like Me is sort of a drama, kind of a road trip flick, and almost a thriller. It succeeds at none yet does stand on its own as a compelling collection of cool visuals and pertinent performances. But is that enough?

While Kiya is a compelling character on the surface, there’s barebones beneath. Sure, she’s a Millennial mind-fed on random online clips and snappy soundbites—but what turned her into a psychopath? Was she born that way? Is social media to blame? We’ll never know, because not a hint is given. I don’t mind ambiguity, but even a morsel would have been welcome in this case. As Kiya ramps up her reckless exhibitionistic extremes, the stakes are never raised. In the end, who cares? Maybe that’s the point.

A word of warning: If you plan on watching this movie while chomping snacks…don’t. There is stomach-turning scene after vomit-inducing scene of orgiastic easting, binging, and the inevitable purging. I’m sure it’s all metaphorical mastication, a cutting comment on disposable consumption. I get it. But I don’t wanna look at it, again and again and again. Having said that, Like Me is an experimental film and in its presentation of such grotesquery, it’s quite accomplished. Montages, split-screens and jittered motions are scattered throughout, showing us all sorts of unpleasant things…Kudos to the editor.

I didn’t hate Like Me. But I do think one has to be in the mood for a movie such as this. It’s not an easy or entertaining watch, but it is a peculiar and thought-provoking one. There’s some style and mastery behind the camera, and I am curious to see what first-time writer-director Rob Mockler comes up with next.

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Last Toys on the Left

Funko Giving Jurassic Park the Pop! Treatment as Only They Can



It is no secret we’re BIG fans of Funko’s Pop! Vinyl line here at DC HQ, and now they’ve announced a new series that has made our hearts just about burst… read on for a look at Pop! Movies: Jurassic Park, heading our way in February. The regular figures are awesome on their own, but wait until you see the exclusives!

From the Funko Blog:
Jurassic Park fans, get excited! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic film’s appearance on the silver screen, Jurassic Park is coming to Pop!

This series of Pop! features paleontologist Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park CEO John Hammond, mathematician Dr. Malcolm, and embryo-smuggler Dennis Nedry. (Keep an eye out for Dr. Ellie Sattler in Pop! Rides coming soon.)

We couldn’t forget the Jurassic Park dinosaurs! Featured in this line are the great T. rex, Velociraptor, and Dilophsaurus. Look for the Dilophosaurus chase, a rarity of 1-in-6.

Be on the lookout for exclusives. At Target you can find a wounded Dr. Malcolm, and the Dennis Nedry and Dilophosaurus 2-pack is available only at Entertainment Earth.

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