Raise an Alarum

Krista Grotte!We received an e-mail today from a name I haven’t heard in some time. The beatiful Krista Grotte contacted us to spread the word about a film she wrote with Playboy photographer Bo Hitchcock called Alarum.

The movie is set to start production on the 12th of January and it certainly has an interesting synopsis:

A conservative Nanette Bentley spends a quiet evening at home performing her Obsessive Compulsive Rituals that she feels keep her safe. As the night creeps in, so does the stalking shadow of her past-Who is it and what do they want?

Just when Nanette thought it was all in her head- she opens her eyes to
a startling wake up call from her alarm that flat lines her into a world of domestic abuse, rape and murder.

What ritual will she attempt to use to get her out of this one? She asks, as she comes face to face with her Alarm…The Wakeup call to Die for.

Can’t wait to see how this turns out. If you’re unfamiliar with Krista and her work, check out Death On Demand (review) and the Horror and Hotties Film Festival!


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Mike Phalin

Since 1997, Michael Patrick Phalin has been a contributing writer to various websites including Dread Central, iMockery, Bloody Disgusting and KrytenSyxx. During the early 1980s, Phalin's love of the movie industry was fueled by the VHS tapes he found during his time spent at the video rental store his mother worked at. Rather than attending a daycare regularly, young Michael would form a tower of tapes with interesting cover art and go watch each one, the very first of these being the original 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' From that point he was hooked on horror and the process behind creating special effects. In his twenties, Mike met Steve 'Uncle Creepy' Barton and was soon aiding the horror website Dread Central with film reviews. As the site grew in popularity, Phalin soon started writing news stories and conducting interviews on a daily basis. After a few years, he decided to take a break from writing to focus on other opportunities. After moving to a beach community with his wife Michelle, both were cast to appear in the final season of A&E's home improvement show 'Fix This Yard' in 2013. This event rekindled Mike's love of the entertainment industry. Between the time he spends being with his family, Michael continues to contribute to Dread Central both with writing and photography. In his mid-thirties, Phalin took up oil painting after being inspired by an episode of Bob Ross. Pieces of his artwork and photography can be found on his Tumblr and official website.