Posts tagged with "horror"

Horror Thriller “High Voltage”

SP Releasing will release writer/director Alex Keledjian’s horror thriller HIGH VOLTAGE, set within the gritty and competitive Los Angeles music scene, releasing in limited theaters and on-demand on Friday, October 19th through SP Releasing’s output deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will open in at least ten cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, and more, and will also be available on all major digital platforms same day. DVD and Blu-Ray release will follow November 20th.

Written, produced and directed by Alex Keledjian (Project Greenlight; FEAST), the film stars David Arquette (SCREAM 1-4; EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS), Allie Gonino (The Red Road; GEOGRAPHY CLUB), Perrey Reeves (Entourage; OLD SCHOOL), and Luke Wilson (OLD SCHOOL; Roadies).

A struggling rock band, led by washed-out rock star Jimmy Kleen (Arquette), strikes a deal with cynical record executive Rick (Wilson). Things take a sinister turn when the band’s lead singer, Rachel (Gonino), and her controlling stage mother, Barb (Reeves) both get struck by lightning and killed. Rachel is brought back to life, but she is different than before: confident, sexy, with an irresistible stage presence. Lightning courses through her veins and she uses her new supernatural electrical powers to drain the life from men and turn it into electrifying stage performances. Her bandmates, including guitarist Scott (Donowho), discover her dark secret, and have to decide just how far are they are willing to let her go to help them succeed. As Jimmy says, “You can’t have rock n’ roll without electricity.”

HIGH VOLTAGE, formerly known as HOLLOW BODY, was produced by Michael D. Jones (CABIN FEVER; KILL THE IRISHMAN), Ryan Gibson (Stan Against Evil; Fear the Walking Dead), Dwjuan Fox (XX; ARMED) and Mitch Waxman (FREAKS). The film is also making a world premiere festival debut at the first-ever Film Fest 919 (http://filmfest919.com), taking place October 3-7 in Chapel Hill, NC.

HIGH VOLTAGE is a mashup of genres combining horror, thriller, musical, and noir into a bloody and beautiful rock n’ roll fantasy. Industry vet Keledjian, creator of Project Greenlight—no stranger to behind-the-scenes drama—also wrote the rocking soundtrack: “The script and the score are based on my experiences of living and working in Hollywood, and the scope and spectacle of film is the perfect vehicle to tell this story. SP Releasing just ‘got’ that, and is releasing it in theaters, which for me is a dream come true.”

Shot in luscious anamorphic widescreen, with vivid colors and extreme angles, the film drapes a golden sheen over the seedy business of show, slowly piercing the veil of the glamour of Hollywood and revealing the broken dreams, dark secrets, and unholy pacts that power the klieg lights.

SP Releasing chairman and CEO Steven Paul, whose previous credits include Marvel’s GHOST RIDER and Paramount’s GHOST IN THE SHELL, is thrilled to partner with the filmmakers for the US release of the picture. He says, “[Alex] Keledjian brought together a wealth of cast and crew, and their efforts have resulted in a powerful movie, with a relevant story, and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the journey.” The deal was negotiated for Keledjian by David Pierce of Pierce Law Group, LLC, and Jason Price on behalf of SP Releasing.

SP Releasing’s recent theatrical release slate includes the adaptation of The New York Timesbestseller THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA, staring Evan Peters and Al Pacino; the western-thriller THE SCENT OF RAIN & LIGHTNING with Maika Monroe (It Follows) and Maggie Grace (Lost); and the drama-thriller MADTOWN, toplined by This is Us star Milo Ventimiglia.

HIGH VOLTAGE

Genre: Musical Thriller, Horror, Drama

Running Time: 91:30 Minutes

Rating: NR

Language: English

Starring:

David Arquette – Jimmy Kleen

Allie Gonino – Rachel Swann

Ryan Donowho – Scott Welles

with

Perrey Reeves – Barb Swanovski

and

Luke Wilson – Rick Roland

Director: Alex Keledjian

Written by: Alex Keledjian

Producers: Alex Keledjian | Michael J. Jones | Ryan Gibson | Dwjuan Fox | Evan Astrowsky

Hidden Content

Hidden Content launches with world premiere of The Caretaker at Tribeca Film Festival developing slate of VR films.

Filmmakers Jacob Wasserman, Adam Donald and Ant Gentile announced today the formation of Hidden Content, a full-service virtual reality. Their first project was unveiled yesterday at the Tribeca Film Festival with the world premiere of their narrative 360 Cinema project The Caretaker, the first installment of an original horror anthology series.

Created by Wasserman and Donald as well as filmmaker Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother, Piercing), The Caretaker stars Adelaide Clemens, Tom Lipinski, Clara Wong and Diana Agostini, was produced by Max Born and Schuyler Weiss and executive produced by Gentile and Kimberly Parker. The pilot was a co-production with RealMotion Inc. and audio services were provided by Hobo Audio.

Hidden Content has also teamed with film producer and financier Max Born to produce and acquire a slate of VR films and series, as well as develop a VR/AR distribution platform.

Wasserman, Donald and Gentile have been working in the virtual reality and 360 cinema space for some time, having produced high profile VR commercials and branded content experiences, including Samsung’s “Anatomy of Ski” 4D VR Experience for the 2018 Winter Olympics, featuring Olympic gold medalist downhill skier Bode Miller and “360 Meals,” a journey inside celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s Michelin-starred flagship restaurant, Daniel.

The trio’s first narrative effort, the interactive VR thriller Broken Night
starring Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 and was also featured at Cannes NEXT 2017.

Hidden Content and Max Born are currently in development on three additional VR genre series, and are in talks with outside creators to acquire new content to build out their 2018 project slate.

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The Hidden Content Team

Jacob Wasserman

Jacob Wasserman has produced notable and critically acclaimed films including James White
(Winner of Sundance NEXT Audience Award, AFI Audience Award), The Eyes of My Mother (Sundance NEXT 2016 Official Selection), virtual reality film Broken Night (2017 Cannes NEXT) with his latest feature films TYREL and Piercing premiering at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. His most recent VR narrative film The Caretaker , which he co-wrote and directed alongside horror director Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes Of My Mother, Piercing), will have its premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Wasserman has also produced and directed several award winning commercials, music videos and virtual reality films for clients including The North Face, Gatorade, The Wall Street Journal, Sony Music and Samsung. He a founding partner of Virtual Reality production company, Hidden Content and is currently based in Los Angeles, California.

Adam Donald

Adam Donald is a director who continues to expand his work and collaborations across all genres from Film and Television to Virtual Reality. He is a founding partner in Hidden Content, and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Donald has worked with the world’s top agencies and directed story-telling campaigns for many global brands, including The North Face, Gatorade, Sony, SKYY Vodka, NBA, Budweiser, and American Express, featuring world class artists and athletes Jay Z, Pharell, Diplo, Courtney Love, Venus Williams, Usain Bolt and Elton John, among others.

He is the recipient of several industry awards, including The New Directors Showcase, Clio Advertising Awards, D&AD Awards, as well as VMA nominations. In addition to his commercial work, Donald recently directed a television pilot for TruTV and co-directed the experimental VR dance film, The Gate. This is the second year he has had a film selected for both Tribeca and Cannes Film festivals.

Ant Gentile

Ant Gentile has worked in audio and video production for over 10 years, serving as creative director and producer for clients including Samsung, ABC, Interscope Records, Atlantic Records, CenturyLink, McGraw-Hill Education, Clearasil, Cengage, 451 Media, and Sun Chemical. Wanting the ability to offer full-service production, Gentile opened a state-of-the-art audio production facility in midtown Manhattan, allowing him to score, mix and sound design projects for his clients, as well as start a music publishing and podcast division.

In addition, Gentile has executive produced two feature length documentaries and has raised significant strategic funding for both entertainment projects and tech start-ups. With a passion for storytelling in new media, as well as relationships tech and VC companies, Gentile joined with commercial and narrative filmmakers Adam Donald and Jake Wasserman and producing VR content under a new banner, Hidden Content.

Nicolas Pesce

Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature The Eyes Of My Mother
was one of the most critically acclaimed horror films of 2016. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in the NEXT section and was released theatrically in the U.S. by Magnolia Pictures.

In 2013, Pesce developed an animated series starring Malcolm MacDowell, J.K. Simmons, and Colin Quinn and most recently he completed his second feature film Piercing ,
based on the Ryu Murakami novel by the same title. Piercing premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section and stars Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Maria Dizzia, and Marin Ireland. Nick is writing and will direct the upcoming The Grudge for Good Universe and Ghost House Pictures.

Pesce is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Max Born

Born is a film producer and financier and his production of Josh Mond’s James White was the start of what would be a successful collaboration with Borderline Films, with whom he went on to produce Nicolas Pesce’s debut feature The Eyes Of My Mother. Shortly thereafter he developed
Piercing with Pesce and Borderline, which Pesce directed and premiered at Sundance 2018.

In 2017, Born collaborated with Sebastián Silva on his film TYREL,
which premiered in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. He is currently developing both adapted and original content with Pesce, Silva, and Antonio Campos of Borderline. More recently, Born has refocused on development financing and has already started to build a small library of IP to adapt with more filmmakers.

Also in 2018, Born produced a VR short called The Caretaker,
which will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and screen in Cannes NEXT. Along with production and post-production partners in this emerging medium, Born is looking to create what would essentially be a small VR studio.

LONELY SOUL CLOTHING

In 2017, Lonely Soul Clothing [LSC], a unisex collection, was launched. Their brand’s inspiration incorporates the designs from horror movie posters and classic tattoos. As a kid, the founder’s father allowed him to watch horror films during weekend stays. He was heavily tattooed; and hence, created his interest in body art. Regrettably, his father passed away when he was only nine years of age. Years afterward, he received his first tattoo.

Currently, LSC sponsors a boxing club called unit85boxing on Instagram. They’re exceedingly passionate about providing young people with a positive outlet rather than roaming the streets and getting into trouble.

In the close future, Lonely Soul Clothing plans to partner with tattoo conventions as well as small rock festivals around the UK. Their ultimate goal is to be sold in stores.

http://www.lonelysoulclothing.co.uk/

iHeartMedia × Inside Psycho

iHeartMedia To Air “Inside Psycho” Podcast Special On News/Talk Stations Leading up to Halloween 

The Special Event Marks First Time A Full Podcast Will Air on Broadcast Radio

 
iHeartMedia will air the acclaimed podcast “Inside Psycho” as a 1-hour special adapted from Wondery’s hit podcast throughout the weekend and leading up to Halloween on select iHeartMedia News/Talk radio stations across the country, including 710 WOR New York, 850 KOA Denver, 610 WIOD Miami, 1130 WISN Milwaukee and dozens more. This marks the first time a made-for-podcast show will air across broadcast radio, introducing podcasts to millions of new listeners. The 1-hour special as well as the entire “Inside Psycho” podcast series is also available on iHeartRadio— iHeartMedia’s free, all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service.

 
Mark Ramsey’s much-lauded “Inside Psycho” — a detailed look behind the scenes of the making of “Psycho”— is a mix of fact and partial fact, transporting listeners closely into the making of one of the most beloved horror films of all time. The 1-hour special event explores the controversial production of “Psycho” and recounts the terrifying true story of Ed Gein, the real-life inspiration for the film’s villain Norman Bates. It contains untold (and starkly compelling) stories of the film’s major players, including Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Perkins, and Janet Leigh.

 
“Wondery has a roster of very engaging podcast content and Inside Psycho is no exception,” said Chris Peterson, Senior Vice President of Podcasting for iHeartMedia. “This brand-new ‘Podcast Meets Broadcast’ special will be the first of many seasonal podcast events across iHeartMedia stations. Almost everyone has heard of the movie ‘Psycho,’ which is why the haunting behind-the-scenes accounts told during this 1-hour podcast special makes for the perfect iHeartRadio podcast-to-radio event debut this Halloween. We couldn’t be more excited to share the Inside Psycho podcast with our millions of radio listeners across the country.”

 
Earlier this year, Wondery’s original six-part “Inside Psycho” ‘audiographic novel’ was enjoyed by hundreds of thousands on demand. Creator Ramsey is a well-regarded media consultant who works with numerous audio, publishing, and digital brands, including iHeartMedia, Apple, CBS, Bonneville, Sirius XM, U-T San Diego, EA Sports and more.

 
“I’m thrilled and proud that Wondery is working with iHeartRadio to produce this historic event, the first time a podcast will air on broadcast radio,” said Hernan Lopez, CEO of Wondery.

 
Additionally, Wondery just released the first episodes of “Inside The Exorcist,” a sequel to “Inside Psycho”—also from Mark Ramsey and available on iHeartRadio. This seven-part uniquely-produced podcast—even more detailed and gory than its predecessor—recounts the inside story of one of the scariest and most important movies of the Twentieth Century. “ITE” debuted on the top 10 in Apple Podcasts.  

 
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free streaming music radio service with more than 1.4 billion downloads and 100 million registered users, is dedicated to providing an all-in-one listening experience that helps users discover new podcasts alongside their favorite live radio stations, personalities and on-demand music. With iHeartRadio, listeners can enjoy their music and podcasts across more than 100 unique device platforms including in-car, in-home, on wearables, across gaming consoles and more – making their favorite audio content available everywhere they are, on the devices they use most.

 
For more information on the airing of the 1-hour special or to speak with Ramsey, contact David Berezin at wondery@RLMpr.com.

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ABOUT IHEARTMEDIA
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 122 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.

 
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over 1.4 billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

 
ABOUT WONDERY 

Wondery, The Network of Storytellers, creates and curates immersive podcasts in the entertainment, true crime, audio drama, personal growth, business and home & family verticals. For more information visit wondery.com.

 

Stage 13 × Two Sentence Horror Stories

STAGE 13 LAUNCHES ORIGINAL SCRIPTED HORROR ANTHOLOGY SERIES ‘TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES’

ON go90 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
 
Stage 13, the fearless digital content brand that is part of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, and Verizon’s mobile entertainment destination go90 today announced the psychological horror anthology series “Two Sentence Horror Stories” will be premiering on October 3rd exclusively on go90. “Two Sentence Horror Stories” marks Stage 13’s second series to launch on go90.
 
The critically acclaimed “Two Sentence Horror Stories” has enjoyed unprecedented recognition from major film festivals, including Tribeca Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Outfest, SeriesFest and Fantastic Fest and won the FOX Inclusion Award at this year’s Outfest.
 
A fresh and provocative anthology series inspired by the viral fan fiction of two sentence horror stories, it taps into universal primal fears — death, abandonment, and loneliness — filtered through the anxieties of the most connected and racially diverse generation.
 
Created by Writer/Director/Producer Vera Miao (“Best Friends Forever”), the series’ episodes each has its own director: Miao and acclaimed horror directors Danny Perez (“Antibirth”), JD Dillard (“Sleight” and upcoming “Sweetheart”) and Ryan Spindell (“The Babysitter Murders”).
 
Each episode is inspired by its own horror story told in two sentences and uses the genre as of way to weave in social horror and a range of contemporary issues including racism, LGBTQ, cyber-bullying and the pursuit of beauty. The five-episode series will be available on go90.com, part of Verizon’s global media portfolio of video content and platforms with a new episode available every Tuesday starting on October 3rd.
 
“Two Sentence Horror Stories” episodes will premiere every Tuesday in the following order:
 

  • “Ma” (directed by Vera Miao): When Mona falls for Erica, the new neighbor next door, she learns how far Ma will go to keep her “perfect” Chinese daughter home.
  • “Snap” (directed by Danny Perez): A notoriously cruel celebrity blogger dismisses a mysterious foe as harmless…until he wakes up to a video of himself sleeping on his own phone.
  • “Guilt Trip” (directed by JD Dillard): After picking up a victim of police brutality, a Good Samaritan is forced to rethink her decision on the dark and isolated road with the stranger in her car.
  • “Singularity” (directed by Vera Miao): After a transgender biohacker implants revolutionary technology into her own body, she is terrified to discover she can tap more than just the internet.
  • “Second Skin” (directed by Ryan Spindell): When a street-smart young woman accepts an invitation to a luxurious spa, she discovers just how far the powerful patrons will go to stay on the cutting edge of beauty.

“Vera Miao and the creative team behind ‘Two Sentence Horror Stories’ produced five chilling and twisted episodes with a cinematic aesthetic that will keep horror fans on their toes and wanting more,” said Diana Mogollón, SVP and General Manager Stage 13. “The series features stories and characters that reflect the diversity that young audiences crave, which is what Stage 13 and go90 are all about.”
 
ABOUT STAGE 13

Stage 13 is a fearless, original digital content brand showcasing a new generation of inspired talent and voices in scripted and unscripted storytelling. Creating dynamic, unapologetic series for a multidimensional audience, Stage 13 is a part of the Warner Bros Digital Networks.
 
ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKS
Warner Bros. Digital Networks is responsible for creating and building the Studio’s digital and OTT video services, producing digital native content and growing Warner Bros.’ direct-to-consumer capabilities by expanding Warner Bros.’ footprint by launching new offerings, growing current company-owned services and making strategic alliances. As part of Time Warner’s overall growth in direct-to-consumer offerings, WBDN works closely with sister divisions Turner and HBO. WBDN’s current portfolio includes Boomerang (a partnership with Turner), DramaFever, Machinima, Warner Archive, Stage 13, Uninterrupted (a partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter), Ellen Digital Ventures (a partnership with Ellen DeGeneres) and a DC-branded service debuting in 2018. WBDN also has a number of initiatives in various stages of development which will be rolled out as part of the division’s ongoing strategy.
 
 
ABOUT GO90
go90 is a premium mobile entertainment destination for the best in live sports and original content. go90 is part of Verizon’s global media portfolio of video content and platforms, which includes OATH brands – AOL, HuffPost, Yahoo View, Yahoo Sports – and COMPLEX Networks and more. go90 features 1,400 hours of originals from sought-after creators and talent and 25,000 hours of live sports and TV. go90 content can be viewed free from the app on iOS, Android or at go90.com.

CHUCKY × NY COMIC CON

CHUCKY TERRORIZES NEW YORK COMIC CON 2017

WHAT: Wanna play with the world’s most demonic doll? Universal Pictures Home Entertainment dares you to join everyone’s favorite “Friend ‘Til the End” Chucky, in the heart of his latest haunt, the Harrogate psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, for a very special, NYCC-exclusive photo opp in celebration of release of Cult of Chucky, the all-new, unrated movie coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on Oct. 3!

But, Chucky’s reign of terror doesn’t stop there, as fans can also catch Chucky creator, director and writer Don Mancini, as well as franchise favorites Brad Dourif, the iconic voice of Chucky for nearly 30 years, Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly and Alex Vincent, who first appeared as Andy in the very first Child’s Play film at the age of six in 1988, for a very special New York Comic Con panel experience. The panel offers attendees the chance to see the panelist reflect on nearly 30 years of Chucky’s bone-chilling killing spree, share insights into genre-bending story behind the latest film, and discuss the future of the Child’s Play legacy.  


WHEN: Chucky’s Photo Booth OpportunityThursday through Sunday, October 5-8, 2017; Daily, between 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Child’s Play/Cult of Chucky Panel – Thursday, October 5, 2017; Panel runs 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

WHERE: Javits Convention Center

655 West 34th Street

Main Booth #241

Panel #1A06


CONTACTS:

Think Jam: Mandy Rodgers & Geovani Rocha, (323) 761-2333, cultofchucky@thinkjam.com