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Check out Don't Knock Twice! The VR Game Based on Hit Horror Movie!

Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person virtual reality horror game based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the frightening truth behind the urban tale of a vengeful, demonic witch.

One knock to wake her from her bed, Twice to raise her from the dead.


Explore a grand manor house environment in VR and interact with almost every object you see. To find and save your daughter, you will explore all depths of the manor, searching for hidden clues and using items to fight or escape the terror that surrounds you. 


The game is being developed alongside the upcoming horror film, Don’t Knock Twice, starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and directed by Caradog James (The Machine). In partnership with Red and Black Films and Ffilm Cymru Wales.

Don't Knock Twice VR demo is OUT NOW on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift.

Full VR and Non-VR game due for release September 2017 for PS VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift / PC, Xbox One and PS4.

 

FEATURES
 

  • An intuitive VR horror experience. Play with or without a VR device.

  • Developed alongside the Don’t Knock Twice horror film starring Katee Sackhoff in partnership with Ffilm Cymru Wales and Red and Black Films.

  • Search everything for hidden clues and interact with almost every object.

  • Realistic and detailed visuals optimised to a high-standard for VR.

  • A traditional grand manor house environment designed from the real-life Welsh home used in the Don’t Knock Twice film.

  • Atmospheric and high-quality 3D sound for the immersive horror experience.

  • Full VR controller support across all platforms. Gamepad (PS VR, Rift), Oculus Touch, Vive Controllers, Single or Dual PlayStation Move controllers.

Website:  
walesinteractive.com/dontknocktwice

 

Film:

Redandblackfilms.com

Ffilmcymruwales.com
imdb.com/title/tt3622110

 

Social:

Wales Interactive Twitter

Wales Interactive Facebook

Let the games begin with Circus Kane!

From Uncork'd Entertainment and DeInstitutionalized comes the it horror movie of fall, Circus Kane premiering on VOD 9/8.

The notorious and disgraced circus master, Balthazar Kane, invites an unsuspecting group of social media stars to the revival of his CIRCUS KANE by promising $250,000 to any of them who can make it through the night. Kane’s true plan quickly proves to be far more sinister as the contestants realize more than money is on the line. The group must fight for their lives to escape Kane’s demented house of horrors.

Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire) and Mark Christopher Lawrence (Cooties) head up the cast of Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray’s fantastic frighthouse Circus Kane, on VOD this September.

James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward scripted, based on a story by Sean Sellars. Gerald Webb, Christopher Ray and James Cullen Bressack produce.

THE ICE CREAM TRUCK is getting closer!

Writer-director Megan Freels Johnston’s suburban nightmare The Ice Cream Truck will hit theatres August 18 and be released day-and-date on VOD via Uncork’d Entertainment. 
 
The provocative psychological thriller stars Deanna Russo (Being Human, Gossip Girl) as Mary, who moves back to her suburban hometown after her husband gets relocated for work.  As her family ties up loose ends back home, she moves into their new house alone. And although the move makes Mary nostalgic for her youth, there’s something very sinister about that Ice Cream Truck that patrols her suburb. 
 
The Ice Cream Truck also stars Dana Gaier (Despicable Me 3), John Redlinger (Thirst, Banshee), Emil Johnsen (Isolerad), Hilary Barraford (Go For Sisters), Jeff Daniel Phillips (31),  and Lisa Ann Walter (War of the Worlds).
 
Storytelling is very much in Freels Johnston’s DNA.  The granddaughter of legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard, The Ice Cream Truck screenplay was a semi-finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay competition. 
 
As a producer developing material for over a decade, Freels Johnston worked on adaptations of her grandfather's work and produced Sparks, the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  After completing a project for the USA Network, she decided to follow her passion and write and direct her own material. Her first film, 2014’s micro budget thriller Rebound, developed a cult following on VOD, was called, “Almost Lynchian in its strangeness” by Film Threat and Rue Morgue said, the film "(was) worth watching to the end for the unnervingly realistic twist ending." 
 
The Ice Cream Truck will be released in theaters and on VOD August 18.
 
 
Official Synopsis :
Mary's husband gets relocated for work which allows her to move back to her suburban hometown. As her family ties up loose ends back home, Mary moves into their new house all alone and....waits. Yet in this idealistic world, something seems very odd. The Ice Cream Man, a symbol of youth and good times, starts killing some of her neighbours. Mary soon learns that the suburbs are scarier in more ways that she ever remembered.

CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY, DANIELLE HARRIS HEAD TO 'CAMP COLD BROOK'

Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax, TV's Sun Records) and Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet III) will headline Andy Palmer's Camp Cold Brook.

Produced by Warner Davis of Petri Entertainment, Gremlins alum Joe Dante and Mark Alan of Renfield Productions, and Jason Van Eman and Ross Marroso of Weathervane Productions, pic tells of a reality TV crew that get more than they bargained for when they decide to film the next episode in the legendary Camp Cold Brook.

Synopsis: 
Reality TV producer and host, JACK WILSON (Chad Michael Murray), finds himself in a tough spot. His finances have crumbled and his show, “Haunt Squad”, is about to be cancelled. In a last ditch effort to spark ratings to land a final season, he and his producers Angela (Danielle Harris) and Emma as well as their trusted cameraman Kevin choose the legend of Camp Cold Brook to save their show. The camp was host to a horrific incident, where the young campers were drowned in a nearby creek 20 years ago.  Their arrival begins like any other episode. Cameras are placed, lights spark to life, but this is not going to be a regular episode of chasing errant noises and measuring for EVP. The terror here was real and the 30 are about to rise.

Courtney Gains (The Burbs, Children of the Corn), Michael Eric Reid (TV's Victorious),Candice De Visser (The Funhouse Massacre), Mary Kathryn Bryant (Hellraiser : Judgement), Loren Lodesma (A.S.K), and Jason Van Eman (1 Mile to You) help make up the ensemble.

BEWARE THE HOUSE ON RODEO GULCH!

The host of “all the damn vampires”, is now home to the evil, frightening James Christianson. Malevolence loves company.
 
Chanel Ryan (Bad Kids Go to Hell) and Barry Ratcliffe (Ted 2) star in writer-director William Scherer’s Hitchcockian thriller “The House on Rodeo Gulch”, now available on VOD.
 
Uprooted from her childhood home in Texas by her father’s new job, seventeen-year-old Shani Peterson (Megan Jay Simrell) moves to California with her new step-mom, Denise (Chanel Ryan). Their new home, located deep in the redwoods of Central California is a dream come true… until it’s not. With an over friendly Reverend and his alcoholic assistant as their only neighbors, Shani and Denise must unearth the haunting mysteries of the house and its history, before they lose their home, or lives.
 
Chanel Ryan, Barry Ratcliffe, Megan Jay Simrell, Jaye Wolfe, Adrian Torres, Mitch Costanza, Brian Spencer and Chen Dubrin star in a William Scherer film.

The Director say:

House on Rodeo Gulch was created from a true story. While in my late twenties I bought a small three-unit apartment building that had one of the units vacant. I put in a nice new cream-coloured carpet in the living room and rented it out to a young couple.
 
A week later I visited them to find out the boyfriend had driven his Harley Davidson motorcycle into the living room and had taken the engine apart as oil, parts and dirt was all over my new carpet. Furious, I had no grounds to have them arrested, only give them a "thirty day notice to leave". After thirty days they still hadn't left and thus became "the tenants from hell".  I thought afterwards, if only I had put something in the walls/ceilings that would have scared them into leaving on their own.
 
Later, I read about a prominent Reverend that had taken advantage of God and his congregation, -- He was in the process of losing his jet and a couple of his homes. The IRS was standing by--
 
I love strong women who find their strength through adversity. I also love Alfred Hitchcock and psychological thrillers that requires the audience to think. Throw in a bit of humour and you have- House on Rodeo Gulch. - William Scherer

Submit your film to The American Horrors Film Festival NOW!

The American Horrors Film Festival is the only film festival in America that can guarantee it’s participants access to an audience of world-wide horror fiends, industry veterans and a chance to be promoted world wide on the world’s greatest uncut free to watch 24/7 linear streaming horror channel, American Horrors!

The very first American Horrors Film Festival will be have it’s own TV special, taking place at the historic Geneva Theaters in downtown Lake Geneva with it’s participants, panellists, audience members filmed for a TV special to be aired worldwide on the new American Horrors Roku channel (with over 131,000 cumulative installs on Roku alone since October,2015)!

The American Horrors Film Festival will take place at the recently renovated & re-opened Geneva Theaters in historic downtown Lake Geneva, WI, Friday October 27th & Saturday October 28th in the main theater with a brand new screen, 4K digital projection, over 200 leather bound seats, brand new sound system, food delivered to your seat, wicked vendors, Halloween surprise give-aways and convenient parking!

The American Horrors Film Festival will by hosted by horror legend, Hart D. Fisher, and co-hosted by Wisconsin horror host, Deadgar Winte and his legion of Deadgar's Deadgirl from his show, Deadgar's Dark Coffin Classic!

This year's festival will be the subject of an hour long television special to be streamed worldwide in 2018 on the American Horrors channels, press releases, a crazy trophy, collectible prizes & MORE!

Enter through:

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TheAmericanHorrorsFilmFestival

Artsploitation Brings Holiday Cheer with First Photos of Red Christmas!

Craig Anderson's Festival Hit Opens in Limited Release in Late Summer

 

Artsploitation has released the first images for their upcoming release of the Australian horror film Red Christmas.  Genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve.  Their petty dramas threaten to blacken the holiday until a mysterious and deformed stranger appears at the door seeking bloody vengeance.  

Veteran television director and actor Craig Anderson makes his feature debut with Red Christmas, combining the banal horror of family gatherings with the issues of abortion, feminism, ethics, religion and privacy, with a blood-splattered twist on what happens when secrets refuse to stay dead.

Dee Wallace headlines as Diane, a matriarch presiding over the gathering of her squabbling grown children on Christmas Day.  Tensions give way to terror when a deformed stranger appears at the door with vengeance on his mind.  Diane must protect her family as limbs are severed and secrets are brought into the light. 

Red Christmas will come to limited theaters at the end of summer.

Lisa Ovies Puppet Killer Trailer Released!

The much anticipated trailer for Lisa Ovies' film Puppet Killer comes on the heels of some amazing additions to the team. Joining Lisa is producer Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare), composer Stephen Gallagher (The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit Trilogy) and Darren Leader of Steel Panther.

The film features a powerful ensemble cast including Aleks Paunovic (War For the Planet of The Apes, Van Helsing, iZombie), Richard Harmon (The 100, Bates Motel), Lee Majdoub (Supernatural), Lisa Durupt (Murder She Baked), Kyle Cassie (Deadpool) and Gigi Saul Guerrero (El Gigante, Barbarous Mexico).

The plot of the film centers around a group of high school students who are stalked by a psychotic killer obsessed with horror movie icons during Christmas vacation.

Daren Leader, known for his work with the hugely popular band Steel Panther, is working on several exclusive songs for the film.“I jumped at the chance to work with Lisa. She is incredibly talented and she just knows how to make a killer movie! Puppet Killer is a great homage to the movies I grew up on and it is an honour to be a part of it.“

Also joining the post production team is the award nominated composer, Stephen Gallagher. Stephen Gallagher is most known for his work on The Hobbit franchise, Lovely Bones, and District 9. “Lisa and her team have created a fantastically compelling film. I am extremely excited to be collaborating with her in creating the soundtrack to Puppet Killer. It will be great! Well...it better be....Simon threatened to hunt me down if it was not up to his own high standards…”

Director Lisa Ovies is rightfully excited and here is what she had to say about the film. "I can’t wait to share this film with the world. We were excited about it before as our cast is so amazing and the film was such a passion project, but the calibre of people that have jumped on board to finish it is unbelievable. Working with Stephen on the score and with Darren to write original songs is insane. They are so crazy talented and having their marks on our film is fucking awesome. And obviously bringing the passion and energy of Jessica has been a true gift. The entire team has worked so hard to get here and I could not be happier to be working with them all to get this film out to the world"

Puppet Killer is expected to hit the film festival circuit early 2018. You can keep up with the film on it’s social media pages, listed below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Puppet-Killer-1607153252931204/

Twitter: @Inofilms

Shaun Hart's Controversial Film Del Playa Creates a Monster this July

Terror Films is set to release the indie thriller DEL PLAYA across multiple digital platforms in North America on Friday, July 21st.  

The film’s story follows Matthew (Alan Ayala), who is routinely abused by his stepfather.  He has a crush on  Claire (Devon Barnes), during high school. His love for Claire rides a fine line between persistence and obsession. And when, Matthew is jumped by her boyfriend, things turn violent.  Five years go by and Claire discovers that her high school stalker has returned for her.

The film has been surrounded by controversy from the moment the filmmakers released a trailer on YouTube in 2015. There were claims made by several people, who saw the trailer, that the movie was based on college student Elliot Rodger. In 2014, Rodger killed six other students and wounded 14 others, in Isla Vista. Then, he killed himself. The controversy became so heated that a petition was created on Change.org by a former UCSB student, garnering approximately 30,000 signatures. The petition was a protest of the film. Meanwhile, major publications such as Variety and The Huffington Post reported on the controversy.

Writer/Director Shaun Hart admits that, while there may be similarities to the actual events that took place in 2013, this story is not based specifically on that incident.  “I was completely blindsided by the Elliot Rodger story – another devastating tragedy in a long lineage of mass shootings,” Hart says. “The only difference for me was that I lived on that street where Elliot’s rampage ultimately ended. ”

When asked about his motivations regarding making the film, Hart said: “storytelling is powerful. Being a filmmaker, I began to put the question – why does this keep happening year after year? - into a story because I believe that’s a way that we can learn. We have to come to grips with the fact that – as a society – something is changing. There is a very real darkness descending on our country that is more frightening than any imaginary monster we can manufacture in a horror film.  That’s what this film is about.”

As part of his effort to be socially responsible, Hart has decided that a portion of the film’s profits will go to Arts for Humanity! Arts for Humanity! is a non-profit based in Santa Barbara, California. Founded in 1997, this group empowers low income at-risk youth, people with disabilities and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs. They bring opportunities in the creative arts directly to marginalised community members through art programs that are provided to social service agencies through Santa Barbara County.  

Terror Films will release the film across multiple digital platforms, in North America. The film will release in the U.S. and Canada. Digital Platforms hosting the release include: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play/You Tube, Sony PSN, X-Box, Vudu, Steam, Vimeo On Demand, Roku (Free Flix Tonight, 24 Hour Movie Channel, Free Grindhouse Flix Tonight), I Bleed Indie, Tubi TV and many others.  Automatic Entertainment, the distributor’s official foreign sales partner, will begin introducing the film to foreign buyers at the AFM this November.

The genre distributor has released several stills, the official poster and trailer leading up to the film’s July release. All of the items are available now!

More information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

Or: https://www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

For more information on Automatic Entertainment: www.automaticent.com