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Stage 32 and The Blood List are Searching for New BloodWhen it comes to helping up and coming talent in the horror industry, rarely will you find more of a rock star than Kailey Marsh. Simply put she’s a dynamo in the industry and right now is a good time to be someone looking to break into the world of horror because…

The Blood List founder Kailey Marsh and Stage 32 founder/CEO Richard Botto announced today that Stage 32 and The Blood List have partnered to find undiscovered genre screenwriters via the new screenwriting contest Search for New Blood.

Stage 32 bills itself as the world’s largest social network and educational site for film, television and theater creatives. The partnership combines the strengths of both companies by leveraging Stage 32’s global network of over 325,000 users with The Blood List‘s reputation as a leader in finding dark genre, horror, suspense and thriller scripts.

Together, Stage 32 and The Blood List will present three unrepresented writers a chance to be featured in a section on The Blood List called “New Blood.” In addition, the winner of the contest will be flown to Los Angeles to have a one-on-one meeting with Richard Potter, executive VP of production and development at Relativity Media, as well as chat with select judges.

The contest aims to have submitted screenplays read not only by industry professionals who are genre fans, but whose companies are actually involved in making genre films.

In addition to the unique opportunities for the top three undiscovered writers, The Search for New Blood brings an impressive array of judges including Adrienne Biddle (Unbroken Pictures), Nick Phillips (Revolver Picture Co.), Richard Potter (Relativity), Beth Bruckner (Millennium Films), Dave Neustadter (New Line Cinema), Trevor Macy (Intrepid Pictures), Adam Stone (Vertigo Entertainment), Ben Shields Catlin (IM Global), Ainsley Davies (Chris Morgan Prods.), Garrick Dion (Bold Films), Carly Norris (The Allegiance Theater), Adi Shankar (1984 Private Defense Contractors) and Bailey Conway (Automatik).

Kailey has done a tremendous job carving out a niche of finding high caliber dark genre scripts with The Blood List. To offer Stage 32 [and] screenwriters this unique opportunity to have their work exposed to these top-level industry executives by being listed in a section of The Blood List is thrilling,” said Botto.

The contest hopes to use The Blood List, which is heading into its sixth year and comes out every Halloween, as a way to draw attention to new dark genre writers.

I just want to help great writers get discovered. Over the last year I’ve watched Richard Botto and Stage 32 uncover dozens of writers from all over the world and place them inside the industry. I’m excited to offer an opportunity to have undiscovered writers represented on The Blood List,” said Marsh, a literary manager and producer who founded The Blood List.

The Stage 32/The Blood List‘s Search for New Blood screenwriting contest can be found on the Happy Writers section of Stage 32‘s website!

For more visit the official The Blood List website, “like” The Blood List on Facebook, and follow The Blood List on Twitter.

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SOMA Sailing to Xbox One on December 1



SOMA (review) will be heading to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of a new safe mode, and we have all the details you need right here!

SOMA Coming to Xbox One with New “Safe Mode”
There’s no need to be concerned. You are always safe…

Isolated, submerged in the ocean’s darkness, chaos has overtaken the halls of PATHOS-II, and the boundaries of humanity strained beyond repair. From Frictional Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Amnesia series, SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st with the addition of Safe Mode.

Safe Mode introduces an optional new way to play SOMA in the Xbox One and PC releases. Protected from the hostile creatures below, let yourself sink into the mystery and atmosphere of PATHOS-II as you uncover the truth and determine the fate of the station.

SOMA is coming to Xbox One on December 1st and is available to pre-order now. Safe Mode will launch simultaneously as a free update for PC and will be available for PS4 at a later date.

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Thelma Is Fantastic and Now You Can Watch the Opening Scene



One of this year’s most beautiful and subdued horror films is Joachim Trier’s Thelma (review), which opens in Los Angeles tonight. To give you a bit of what the film is like, The Orchard have released the opening scene, which shows a man and his daughter hunting in the bleak Norwegian winter. When they come across a young deer, the true intentions of this trip become apparent…

Having seen Thelma, I can tell you that it’s truly something special. It’s a slow burn, to be certain, but it plays out gorgeously, resulting in a film that has yet to leave my mind.

Related Story: Exclusive Interview with Thelma’s Joachim Trier

Locations and tickets for Thelma can be found here.

Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Soon after, she finds herself intensely drawn toward Anja, a beautiful young student who reciprocates Thelma’s powerful attraction. As the semester continues, Thelma becomes increasingly overwhelmed by her intense feelings for Anja – feelings she doesn’t dare acknowledge, even to herself – while at the same time experiencing even more extreme seizures. As it becomes clearer that the seizures are a symptom of inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural abilities, Thelma is confronted with tragic secrets of her past, and the terrifying implications of her powers.

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Award-Winning The Child Remains Playing Tomorrow at the Blood in the Snow Festival



The award-winning supernatural thriller The Child Remains, which has been on the festival circuit, is returning to Canada to play tomorrow night at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival in Toronto. Tickets for the screening, which is at 9:30pm, can be found at the festival’s website.

The film has won awards in festivals across Canada as well as Best Foreign Feature at the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival in London, UK.

Described as The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby meets The Orphanage, the film stars Suzanne Clément, Allan Hawco, Shelley Thompson, and Geza Kovacs. Directed and written by Michael Melski, who co-produced the film alongside Craig Cameron and David Miller, The Child Remains is aiming for a Canadian theatrical release in Spring 2018 and a US theatrical release in October 2018.

An expectant couple’s intimate weekend turns to terror when they discover their secluded country inn is a haunted maternity home where unwanted infants and young mothers were murdered. Inspired by the true story of the infamous ‘Butterbox Babies’ and their macabre chapter in Canadian history, The Child Remains is a twisting supernatural thriller that emphasizes story and suspense over shock and gore.

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