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Piranha Sharks Unleashed Online This FridayYep. We have reached the point when mockbusters are mockbusting the original mockbusters. Are you ready for Piranha Sharks to get unleashed on the Internet? Wondering why they chose that title instead of Piranhado, which is infinitely better? Read on for details.

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Piranha Sharks Unleashed Online This FridayYep. We have reached the point when mockbusters are mockbusting the original mockbusters. Are you ready for Piranha Sharks to get unleashed on the Internet? Wondering why they chose that title instead of Piranhado, which is infinitely better? Read on for details.

The US release of Piranha Sharks will happen this Friday, August 8th, exclusively on Vimeo OnDemand. Jose Canseco, Kevin Sorbo, David Shuster, and many other familiar faces star.

From the Press Release
Angry Armadillo, Inc., an innovative new distribution company, has announced that they will release Leigh Scott’s Piranha Sharks in the United States on August 8. The film will be available for rent or purchase through a strategic partnership with the video hosting company Vimeo. Audiences can also enjoy an extended ten-minute clip for free starting Wednesday, August 6th.

Directed by Leigh Scott, who produced and/or directed fifteen films for The Asylum including Transmorphers in 2007, Piranha Sharks is a comedy that follows the disaster caused when a genetically engineered bio-weapon, mini-piranha/shark hybrids, are sold as children’s toys in big- box retailers and then unleashed upon Manhattan.

The oddball cast includes TV’s Hercules Kevin Sorbo, ex-WWE wrestler Al Snow, former MLB player Jose Canseco, former MSNBC news anchor David Shuster, and reality TV star Gina Marie Zimmerman of the CBS show “Big Brother.” The film was written by Scott with a score composed by Ramona Mallory, who also starred in, co-edited, and produced the film. The film’s hero creatures were created by Academy Award winner Barney Burman (Star Trek: Into Darkness).

“I helped start The Asylum,” remarked director Scott. “A lot of the ways in which they make films, in terms of production and development, are based on my ideas. I even presented the idea of giant shark movies long before they made Mega-Shark or any of their other shark epics. And for all of that, let me sincerely apologize to the world. The goal of this launch, and our company Angry Armadillo, is to prove the superiority of internet-delivered content over traditional cable as well as the triumph of talented people who care about their filmmaking over money-grubbing hacks who prostitute their meager skills to make a quick buck. We want our films to contain jokes, not be jokes.”

Co-producer and co-star Benjamin Kanes had this to say, “It’s simple, really. This is about creating movies that are awesome. Movies that people want to see. Movies that don’t presuppose and rely upon the stupidity of their audiences. And then delivering them in the most inexpensive and convenient possible way.”

Producer Ramona Mallory was a bit more measured in her remarks. “The online revolution is happening, just not fast enough for our tastes. We think this distribution model not only represents the future but the best way for producers to monetize their investment and continue to produce quality work. The Vimeo service is great, not just for producers, but for audiences. They can enjoy films on HD television sets, mobile devices, or computers. It better fits the way people now watch movies and television shows”.

Independent film producer, promoter, and inspiration for the Jeff Bridges character in The Big Lebowski, Jeff Dowd, recently declared Angry Armadillo’s strategy and team to be “the future,” noting that they “are the revolution.”

The decision to launch both the film and the company to coincide with Sharknado 2 is not accidental. The Asylum built their brand on “mockbusters” and piggybacking their productions onto the marketing budgets of studio films. “It’s time to mockbust the Mockbusters”, noted Scott. “You live by the sword, you die by the sword.” In addition to some rather familiar looking posters, Angry Armadillo will be releasing a series of promotional videos and trailers leading up to the release.

Piranha Sharks will be available for rental and purchase through the official website PiranhaSharks.com as well as the Vimeo OnDemand website beginning August 8th and is available for pre-order now.



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Blumhouse Reveals Halloween Poster With Michael in Full Glory!

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The poster for Blumhouse’s Halloween has been revealed and it’s almost brilliant in its simplicity. Featuring Michael’s iconic mask in the upper left, it practically looms over the blackness of the bottom right, Michael’s almost entirely black stare looking at the Halloween font. His mask is cracked and weathered, almost as though it aged and wrinkled with him, dirt and grime collecting around the eyes and nostrils. In short, it’s absolutely fantastic.

Speaking recently with Halloween Daily News, Nick Castle, who plays Michael Myers, explained, “Yes, and it’s very neighborhood-centric, you know, like the first one. It feels a lot like (the first film). There are a lot of things coinciding (in the new film) that feel like clever ways to introduce a kind of déjà vu of the first one, without feeling like it’s being copied. The script had some very clever people working on it. They were very clear on wanting to find the tone that was in the first one. It was the first thing out of their mouths really: ‘We want to do it like John did it.’

Halloween is directed by David Gordon Green based on a script he wrote with Danny McBride. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode as does Nick Castle as Michael “The Shape” Myers. They are joined by Will Patton, Andi Matichak, and Judy Greer, the latter two who play Curtis’ granddaughter and daughter, respectively. Halloween creator John Carpenter is on board as executive producer and composer.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Venture back into Haddonfield when Halloween goes trick or treating on October 19.

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Trailer: Alex Aja’s Campfire Creepers Starring Robert Englund

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Later this month we will finally see the release of director Alexandre Aja’s original VR anthology series Campfire Creepers starring Robert Englund and inspired by cult classics like Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt.

The first two episodes, “The Skull of Sam” and “Midnight March,” premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this Friday before hitting Samsung Gear and Oculus Rift April 27.

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

The VR series is directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes), who created the project alongside Casey Cooper Johnson and Martin Andersen. Oculus, Future Lighthouse, and Dark Corner produce.

The first two episodes hit Samsung Gear and Oculus Rift via Dark Corner April 27.

Synopsis:

An original anthology series that brings classic campfire stories to life in stunning Virtual Reality, Campfire Creepers invites viewers to join the fire circle at a summer camp called Camp Coyote as a group of kids take turns telling spooky tales. Inspired by cult classics like Creepshow and Tales from the Crypt, every episode of Campfire Creepers is a wild ride that will have you laughing and screaming in equal measure.

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Grindhouse’s Planet Terror Score Hits Vinyl

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Grindhouse’s Planet Terror soundtrack hits on vinyl for the first time this Saturday via Varese Sarabande. The LP is pressed on opaque white vinyl and limited to 2,000 copies.

Rose McGowan sings on three tracks exclusive to this soundtrack with the majority of the score composed by Robert Rodriguez with contributions from Graeme Revell, (The Crow, Sin City), Chingon and Nouvelle Vague.

Are you excited about own this score on vinyl? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film was written and directed by Robert Rodriguez and starred Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt, Tom Savini, Michael Parks, and Bruce Willis.

The score will be hitting vinyl for the first time ever on Record Store Day April 21.

Synopsis:

An ordinary evening in a small Texas town becomes a grisly nightmare when a horde of flesh-eating zombies goes on the prowl. Cherry (Rose McGowan), a go-go dancer, and Wray (Freddy Rodriguez), her ex-lover, band together with other survivors in a no-holds-barred effort to escape the carnage. The odds become a bit more even when Cherry, who lost her leg to a hungry ghoul, gets a machine-gun appendage and lets the bullets fly.

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