HorrorAddicts.net, 151 Tara VanFlower

Horror Addicts Episode# 151

SEASON 13 “We’re CURSED!!!”

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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oddball curses

tara vanflower, valentine wolfe, tales from the crypt 3, scotch deviled eggs

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193 days till halloween

wake up, valentine wolfe, this place is cursed, changes, new staff: russell, naching, daphne, ha produced stories, dogtooth, dj, oddball curses, F-L-A-T tire, longtail, spit on spirits, spit on leavings to stop spells, doppelganger, double, shadow, vampire diaries, clock or knife as a present, bread upside down, ring of cheese, groaning cheese, point at poo?, morbid meals, dan, scotch deviled eggs, news, horroraddicts.net sub call, kill switch, tech horror, jesse, the other woman, a quiet place, horror history, ghastly games, daphne, betrayal at house on the hill, kbatz, tales from the crypt 3, kenzie’s konspiracies, get out, mimielle, fashion, second life events, goth and lolita events, dead mail, sarah, jeff, lani, podcast of doom, night’s knights covers, who is who?, day’s children julien?, nightmare fuel, ted bundy, author tip from h.e. roulo, book review, violent violet, tara vanflower, story excerpt read, voices by emerian rich and dan shaurette

 

Tara Vanflower

https://www.amazon.com/Tara-Vanflower/e/B007MMUS5Q

Valentine Wolfe

https://valentinewolfe.bandcamp.com/album/dolorosa-lachrymosa

Oddball Curses

http://oddrandmthoughts.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse

http://chinahighlights.com

http://speakingtrees.in

HorrorAddict.net Sub Call Kill Switch

https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/submission-call-tech-horror-kill-switch

Day’s Children cover
https://emzbox.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/happy-halloween-heres-to-many-more/

 

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EXCLUSIVE! The Haunting of the Queen Mary

HorrorAddicts.net was invited to an exclusive party where our correspondent was given a tour of the ship and the most haunted room! He shares his experience with us below.

The Haunting of the Queen Mary

by Dario Ciriello

It’s not hard to believe the Queen Mary, once-proud flagship of the legendary Cunard line, is haunted. What’s impossible to believe is that it’s not haunted.

A fifth of a mile from bow to stern, held together by over ten million rivets, this eighty-three-year-old vessel slaps you with its living soul before you even set foot on its wide decks.

Once aboard, the first thing you notice is a subtle sense of imbalance; she sags slightly in the middle, and the closer you get to the bow or stern, the more pronounced the effect. The art deco elegance — acres of polished birdseye maple paneling, brass fittings, and long, empty passageways flanking the cabins and staterooms — belongs to the past, not the present. The sense of history is palpable.

And of course this grand old lady has seen its share of tragedy.

In 1942, during its wartime incarnation as a troop ship, the Queen Mary collided with the British cruiser Curacoa, slicing it in two “like a piece of butter, straight through its six-inch armor plating,” according to one eyewitness. The cruiser’s boiler rooms exploded and 339 sailors died. It’s rumored that some of the bodies were later found inside the damaged bows of the Queen Mary. An unknown numbers of prisoners of war, along with allied wounded, are thought to have died on board, many from heatstroke during its passage through the Red Sea.

In 1966, just a year before the ship was retired, John Pedder, an eighteen-year-old engineer, was crushed to death in one of the ship’s watertight doors — watertight door number thirteen. Since then he’s been seen many times, usually with a wrench in his hand.

And of course some deaths go unrecorded. Perhaps this explains the many sightings of a woman often seen in the first-class swimming pool, where it’s possible she drowned. Also reported there are occasional wet footprints that end abruptly. This in a swimming pool that was drained twenty-six years ago.

Resident paranormal investigator Matthew Schultz led my group down a narrow steel gangway suspended in the eerie, unlit cavern of the ship’s boiler rooms to the so-called “safe room”1 where he conducts part of his research. Matthew explained that since spirits are thought to communicate via energy, many of the instruments used in his research — a number of them were arrayed on a table before us — measure energy spikes and anomalies. Time after time, Matthew and his tour guests have experienced touches, tugs on clothing, and disembodied voices.

During his investigations, Matthew has recorded numerous instances of ghostly voices and, in one dramatic encounter, the so-called “singing nurse”. He played a number of these recordings for us. Although the noise of the ship’s ventilation systems rises to a roar on recordings turned up to high volume and, annoyingly, spirits seem to prefer to whisper rather than speak clearly, I could hear something on each example he played. I couldn’t swear they were voices, but they did make my neck hair prickle.

The next part of our tour was led by the distinguished and soft-spoken Commodore Everette Hoard. The Commodore2, who has loved the vessel and been part of its history for almost four decades, took us to cabin B340, the most haunted place on the ship. For years, passengers would awaken to find ghostly figures at their bedside; staff would make up the beds only to find them in complete disarray moments later.

Many visitors, including the Commodore himself, experience vertigo when they step into B340. The cabin became so notorious for its paranormal phenomena that it was left unoccupied for years. “I wouldn’t spend a night in here,” the Commodore assured us.3

Our final tour guide, Daniel, showed us to the ship’s pool (unfortunately we couldn’t go inside) where the ghostly wet footprints appear. He regaled us with the story of the eight-year-old ghost known affectionately as “Jackie”, who is often seen with arms upraised, as if asking to be picked up and held. The nearby stairway, steepest on the ship, is said to have proved fatal to a number of passengers who lost their footing and tumbled down it during rough weather.

As a grand finale, Daniel led us along a blood-spattered kitchen hallway lined with grisly relics including animal and human heads and limbs, hopefully all fake, to the very apex of the ship’s bow, whose converging steel plates so murderously ended the lives of most of the Curacoa’s crew.

Is it all true? Is this majestic liner the hotbed of paranormal activity so many claim it to be?

I’m certain at least some of the phenomena are real. Although I didn’t directly experience anything worse than a sense of imbalance and the occasional eldritch shiver, the history of the vessel and the sincerity of people like Commodore Hoard alone are enough to convince me.

And if any of you spend a night in cabin B340, drop me a line and let me know how you slept.


1 Called the “safe room” because none of its walls contacts any part of the ship, thus isolating it in case of emergencies

2 The title is an honorary one bestowed after long service

3 Readers will be delighted to know that B340 has been entirely refurnished and is now available to overnight guests: bring $599 and nerves of steel.


Dario Ciriello is a professional author and editor, and the founder (2009) of Panverse Publishing.

Dario’s first novel, “Sutherland’s Rules”, a crime caper/thriller with a shimmer of the fantastic, was published in 2013. “Free Verse and Other Stories”, a collection of his short Science Fiction work, was released in June 2014. 

His 2015 novel, the supernatural suspense thriller titled “Black Easter”, pits love against black magic and demonic possession on a remote, idyllic Greek island. Dario is currently at work on a new thriller.

Dario’s nonfiction book, “Aegean Dream”, the bittersweet memoir of a year spent on the small Greek island of Skópelos (the real “Mamma Mia!” island), was an Amazon category #1 for several months in 2012. “Drown the Cat: the Rebel Author’s Guide to Writing Beyond the Rules” (2017) is his second nonfiction work.

In addition to writing, Dario, who currently lives in the Los Angeles area, offers professional editing, copyediting, and coaching services to indie authors. You can find these on his blog menu at www.dariospeaks.wordpress.com 

Terror Trax: Valentine Wolfe

Our Season 13 theme song band is…VALENTINE WOLFE!

You might be thinking… Valentine Wolfe? Wasn’t that the last theme song band? And yes, it was. But they have written a new song just for us called “This Place is Cursed” and it fit so prefect for our Season 13 CURSED theme we had to pick them again.

Besides being our theme song band, VW has a new CD available.

Dolorosa Lachymosa is here!

Sarah has been hard at work creating music inspired by video game soundtracks (specifically, the gothic horror game Bloodborne). The result is Dolorosa Lachyrmosa, 48 minutes of dark neo-classical vocal ambient music. Right now, we’re releasing this one as digital only. If you’d like to pick up a copy, head over to our bandcamp:

https://valentinewolfe.bandcamp.com/album/dolorosa-lachrymosa

Our supporters on Patreon should have this one already-if you’d like to join us over there, you can get the digital CD, some demo mixes, some notes, and other behind the scenes access for as little as $1 per month. Join us on Patreon here:

https://www.patreon.com/ValentineWolfe

Finally, if you like what you hear, please share it! We want to share our music with everyone who’s tastes might run a bit darker, and it is always exciting to see you sharing our music, too. Much gratitude in advance!

So light some candles, draw the curtains, and enjoy Sarah’s haunting Dolorosa Lachrymosa.

 We hope you love Valentine Wolfe as much as we do!
And we look forward to their music stylings in the future!

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare Giveaway! Play and win!

 

We’re not playing the game, it’s playing us!

A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone–or something–begins to punish those who tell a lie–or refuse the dare.

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) opens in theaters Friday the 13th!

To celebrate the release of this terrifying new film we have a Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App and a giveaway.

 

Play the game… If you dare! Grab a friend and take the Truth or Dare challenge to see who survives. Test your skills on the Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App!

What you win: 

1 – Limited Edition Truth or Dare Card Game: This limited edition Truth or Dare Game is only available via this promotion and has a run of 200 pieces worldwide. It has a card deck featuring dares and the creepy crawly items you need to satisfy the dares in the deck. Test your resolve… The truth will set you free!

1 – Truth or Dare Official Promo Tank – Show off the goods with this Truth or Dare Official Tank. Once you play the card game, the winner will get this tank to show off to all their friends!

How to win:

  1. Check out the Truth or Dare APP
  2. While playing, tag us on Twitter or Facebook  by posting one of your your game answers with hashtags #horroraddicts #TruthorDare #Blumhouse

Twitter: @horroraddicts13

Facebook: horroraddicts.net or emzbox

Contest ends  April 18th, 2018

 

Giveaway winners must be in the U.S. and Canada

Press Release: Film!

FILM NEWS!

TERROR FILMS Is Seeking Short Films For Televised “Terrifying Tuesdays” Original Series!

With their diverse library of indie horror films continuing to dominate major digital platforms around the world, genre distributor Terror Films is currently seeking completed short films.These shorts will be used to enter the limited television series space.

The original series concept will be titled “Terror Films Presents: Terrifying Tuesdays.” This series will be comprised of six original, never-before-seen short films – presented in a weekly, episodic format. Each episode will be released as a stand-alone episode, once a week, every Tuesday for six weeks leading up to Halloween. On Halloween Day, Wednesday, October 31st, viewers will be able to binge watch all six episodes. Each episode would open with pre-produced prologue created by the label specifically for the series.

Although Amazon Prime is the current platform the series would be released on, the label isn’t ruling out pitching the final product to many of their other relationships, including: Shudder, Starz, Netflix and Hulu.

“This is our take on ‘Tales From The Crypt,’ if you will,” stated Terror Films President Joe Dain. “There are so many incredibly talented filmmakers out there. The level of originality and quality we have seen over the years with shorts has often surpassed what we see in full-length features. We not only want to give these filmmakers a real opportunity to have their short films showcased but wrapping them into a limited series format will allow us to elevate the marketing angle. We’re incredibly excited about the possibilities.”

Selected filmmakers will share in the revenue generated, either through a licensing deal secured by the label or from the Amazon Prime Revenue Share program.

Terror Films Executive and Head of Acquisitions Jim Klock will be overseeing the submission and selection process. Films will be subjected to very specific guidelines, which the distributor has provided below. The deadline to submit your completed short is June 1st, 2018.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Inclusive of credits, shorts should be no less than 25 minutes but no more than 40 minutes maximum.

  • Films must be 100% completed.

  • Absolutely no scenes of violence towards women, excessive nudity, extreme graphic violence or overt visual gore.

  • Shorts must not have had any online exposure at all! (YouTube, Vimeo, iTunes, Amazon, Festival or Filmmaker’s Website, Social Media etc.). Festival participation is okay but they must not have appeared online in any way.

  • No science fiction shorts! We are looking for traditional horror. (hauntings, possessions, witches, deranged killers, etc.).

  • You must own all rights to images, actors and music/score. “Festival Rights Only” will not be accepted.

  • Only seeking English Speaking shorts. No foreign language films with/or without subtitles will be considered for this particular project.

  • If you shot your film under the SAG New Media Agreement, filmmakers will be responsible for contacting SAG and paying any residuals from revenue received.

Copies of all executed SAG contracts must be available for review if requested.

  • A 5.1 sound mix preferred but not required.

  • All films subject to approval and acceptance based on all of the above along with a QC (Quality Control) report that shows that the film is technically ready to be delivered onto the Amazon platform.

  • Submission Deadline ends June 1st, 2018.

If we’re interested in acquiring your film, someone from the Terror Films team will contact you. Please do not send emails requesting the status of your submission.

To learn more about Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net


Terror Films’ Sister Company Global Digital Releasing Takes on Mystical Malaysian Supernatural Thriller INTERCHANGE

Global Digital Releasing has acquired North American rights to the award winning, Malaysian fantasy, crime-thriller Interchange. GDR has set the digital release date for Tuesday, February 20th, for this exciting supernatural thriller.

The film was written and directed by Dain Iskandar Said (“Bunahon”). The film stars: Ledil Putra, Prisia Nasution, Shaheizy Sam and Nicholas Saputra. Interchange made its North American premiere at TIFF in 2016. Since then, Interchange has made appearances at: L’Etrange Film Festival (Paris, 2016), BFI London International Film Festival (Thrill, 2016), Singapore International Film Festival (Opening Film, 2016) and the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (Belgium, 2016). The film has met with critical claim, at many of these prestigious appearances.

The story follows Adam (Putra), a forensics photographer. He has become emotionally distraught and suffers from strange hallucinations, since witnessing the aftermath of a bizarre murder; he has retreated from the world. Then, a detective arrives at his doorstep informing him that another murder has occurred – one with undeniable similarities to the one that pushed him over the edge. Adam’s help is requested to unravel the mystery – one involving: corpses drained of blood, unusual feathers and antique photographs that appear to capture Adam’s beautiful new neighbor Iva (Prisia Nasution). Adam is drawn further into Iva’s mysterious world, while the detective delves deeper into his investigation. They discover the city’s mystical underbelly of shamans and supernatural beings as century-old superstitions come to life.

The film, which was acquired from XYZ Films. Interchange was written by: Redza Minhat, Dain Said, June Tan and Nandita Solomon (who also produced the film). The film will debut on: Amazon Instant, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Xbox and Google Play – on the 16th. This release will be followed by another on  iTunes, this March 3rd, 2018. More platforms will follow, including a VOD and DVD release. Global Digital Releasing is sharing the official trailer, poster and some stills in anticipation of the film’s expansive North American debut.


MEDIA ALERT: Inspired by The Tell-Tale Heart, Short Film Heartless Debuts at Nevermore Film Festival

The directorial debut from the award-winning Sunshine Boy Productions tells the tale of an overlooked executive struggling with a horrific secret

 Heartless, the directorial debut short film from the award-winning production company Sunshine Boy Productions; will debut at the 2018 Nevermore Film Festival on Saturday Feb 24th at 5:10 pm EST with an encore screening on Sunday Feb 25th, 2018 at 2 pm EST. Both screenings will take place in Cinema One at The Carolina Theatre of Durham on 309 West Morgan St.

Directed by Kevin Sluder (one half of Los Angeles based Sunshine Boy Productions’ award winning team along with his wife, Jennifer), Heartless tells the story of an overlooked corporate associate Shelby  (Stacy Snyder) who struggles to complete a marketing presentation while a horrible secret tortures her conscience. It will be a homecoming of sorts for the Sluders, who met as students at UNC on Chapel Hill and are proud UNC alumni.

While working on set, a conversation about the best of Edgar Allan Poe’s works gave Kevin an idea. He’d long considered The Tell-Tale Heart as his favorite Poe work as it was not only macabre but also tragically human. “It speaks to the frailty of our nature and about guilt being an inescapable curse. On the way home from the shoot, this image got stuck in my head. It was this innocent, rising star exec staring at her reflection before a corporate presentation, having done something terrible the night before. I couldn’t shake it,” shares Kevin.

With Heartlesshe wanted to make a film that paid homage to The Tell-Tale Heart and American Psycho with a troubled narrator that people could relate to, “I want audiences to be thrilled and truly horrified by what she does in this film. In the end, I hope I give audiences a fun, different, and thrilling new version of a classic Poe tale that they can enjoy again and again,” Kevin states.

Sunshine Boy Productions has found success on the film festival circuit previously, with their 2014 film noir short, Play Violet To Me, which was awarded an Audience Award at the NYLA International Film Festival and a Grand Jury Award at the LA Neo-Noir Film Fest. This success led to producing other artists’ films including Matt Mercer’s short horror film, Feeding Time, which won 8 accolades on the festival circuit including Best Director and Best Score at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

Follow Heartless online www.Heartless-Movie.com


Wastelander Faces a Horrifying Future World  on Digital Platforms!

Angelo Lopes’ Wastelander has just completed a week long theatrical run, in Hollywood. Now, Wastelander is set to show on Digital platforms, this month. The film blends several genres together: action, sci-fi and horror. Influenced by films such as George Miller’s Mad Max (1979), The Bad Batch (2016)  and others, Wastelander stars: Brendan Guy Murphy, Jon Proudstar and Carol Cardenas. Indican Pictures will also release this exciting title, on DVD, this March. A preview of the Wastelander’s home entertainment releases are available here.

In the film, an ex-soldier wanders the wastes. Rhyous (Murphy) finds a group of survivors, in search of Eden. He agrees to help, but cyborg bandits roam the area. Rhyous must fight off The Scourge, if he ever wants to find peace, in this desolate future.

Wastelander will show through Digital platforms later this month. On February 20th, this action packed title will be available through platforms such as: DirecTV, Comcast, Sony Playstation, YouTube Moves and many more. This release will be followed by another, on DVD. This March 13th, Wastelander will create another dust-up on DVD, in an unrated format. The action continues in the desert with Wastelander throughout February and March!

A trailer for Wastelander, on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/239152146


GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE

The crowd-pleasing screwball comedy meets slasher spoof GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE will hit the market later this year via SGL Entertainment.  This is the second film from writer/director Gregory Blair and the second collaboration with SGL Entertainment. Blair’s award-winning, slow-burn psychological thriller DEADLY REVISIONS was also released by SGL Entertainment.

GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE is a fast-paced, wacky spoof in the vein of Shaun of the Dead and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.  The fun begins when a friendly backyard gathering goes hilariously awry as an unexpected guest arrives – with a pickaxe and an attitude!

The film has won a dozen awards on the festival circuit. Awards include: “Best Feature” (FANtastic Horror Film Festival), “Outstanding Horror Comedy” (Zed Fest Film Festival), “Best Film” (Lucky Strike Film Festival), “Outstanding Horror/Comedy Feature” (Los Angeles Academy of Film Awards), “Best Narrative Feature: Comedy” (Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Award) and “Best Comedy” (Artists and Aliens Film Festival). GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE has appeared in several film festivals, throughout 2017.

GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE’s lead cast has already earned three “Best Ensemble” awards. The awards included cast members: Andy Gates (“Grimm”), Nichole Bagby (On The Rocks), Lise Hart (Deadly Revisions), Gregory Blair (Escape The Night), Dawna Lee Heising (Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance), Matt Weinglass (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”) and David Leeper.

The SGL Entertainment homepage:  https://sglmoviestore.com/

GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE is a PIX/SEE Productions’ film. This title will be released only on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital platforms in late 2018. The film will be available on the following platforms: Comcast, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play and more very soon.

GARDEN PARTY MASSACRE official site: http://www.GardenPartyMassacreFilm.com

 


Indican Pictures’ New Film But Deliver Us from Evil out soon

Indican Pictures will release Joshua Coates’ But Deliver Us from Evil, this March. The film is a 20/10 Visions Entertainment production. In the film, Lilith returns to the world. After being thrown out of the Garden of Eden, she looks to take revenge on God, by killing his followers. No one is safe in this exciting thriller. But Deliver Us from Evil stars: Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Grant Harvey (Thumper), Alice Rose and many more. A Digital release, for the film, is coming later this month!

 

The recently released trailer focuses on a female serial killer. Set in Atlanta, the victims are mostly religious leaders. But, this is no ordinary killer. Possibly a demon, this nightstalker hides in the shadows, targeting those in the religious community.

 

But Deliver Us from Evil will show on several Digital hosting platforms, this March 20th. This supernatural thriller will show on Amazon, on this date. And, But Deliver Us from Evil takes an ancient story and modernizes it for a new audience. Film fans can see this retelling, on the legend of Lilith, in just a few days.

 

A trailer for But Deliver Us from Evil, on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/252232149

 

The film’s official synopsis: Lilith, Adam’s first wife according to Jewish mysticism, seeks revenge against all of God’s creation. God expelled Lilith from the Garden of Eden because of her refusal to obey Adam, the man. Scorned, she returns present day with a vengeance against man and his offspring.

Release Date: March 20th, 2018 (Digital).


 

Boston Film Family Releases Official Trailer

For “Parts Unknown” Wrestling Horror Movie

Boston Film Family, LLC, has released the official trailer – https://vimeo.com/258159572of its upcoming feature film, “Parts Unknown”. The wrestling horror movie will have its world premiere in Arlington, Massachusetts, on June 9, 2018.

Written, produced, and directed by Boston Film Family CEO Richard Chandler, “Parts Unknown” is the story about how the infamous Von Strasser family (of professional wrestling fame) seek to violently reclaim their notorious status through supernatural means despite being blackballed by forces within the industry. The movie stars retired pro-wrestler/actor William DeCoff, pro-wrestling manager/actress Lizzie Havoc, and Boston Film Family alumni Alexandra Cipolla, Alexander Hauck, and Sarah Michelle.

Legendary independent movie actress Melantha Blackthorne, who had a leading role in Chandler’s feature film “Gilgamesh” (2014), returns in a smaller role while former pro-wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts lends his vocal talents to the movie. Cameos are also provided by the indie tag team The Devil’s Doormen as well as YouTube and podcast personality Brian Zane (of “Wrestling with Wregret” fame).

The movie was shot by Director of Photography Denez McAdoo, costumes were created by Jenny French, and composer Andre Fernandea created the movie’s score.

Boston Film Family, LLC, is an award-winning Massachusetts-based independent film production company that specializes in the creation of visual horror and grindhouse stories.

Its previous works include the featurette “Witch Hunt” (2016), the feature film “Gilgamesh” (2014), and the webseries “Boston Massacre” (2012-2013).

For more information on Boston Film Family, LLC, the company’s homepage can be accessed at Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pg/bostonundead/about/?ref=page_internal – or on the company’s website – www.bostonfilmfamily.com .

The movie’s IMDb page can be found through the following link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5759188/reference

 


 

Vince D’Amato’s (Vampires vs. Zombies) Giallo styled thriller, Valley of the Rats, is set for a late March release. There will be at least three versions of the film, all released on Blu-ray. Within the story of Valley of the Rats, a man is falsely accused of his girlfriend’s murder. He goes in search of his killer, only to uncover an even stranger mystery. This title, shot in Vancouver, B.C. and Turin, Italy, stars: Tristan Risk (American Mary), Momona Komagata (Peelers), Jesse Inocalla and even Lynn Lowry makes a special appearance. Details on this limited release are hosted here.

Both Shivers Entertainment and Darkside Releasing will be handling the film’s home entertainment launch. Darkside Releasing and Shivers Entertainment will be offering the standard 2-disc release, an ultra-limited 3-disc set which includes a full-length live performance by Tristan Risk’s ‘Caravan of Creeps’ burlesque troupe (100 units), and exclusive to Shivers Entertainment, the limited 3-disc set that includes the International version (500 units). Darkside’s website will also offer a specially-priced pack that includes the 2-disc Valley of the Rats blu-ray and 2017’s House of VHS Blu-ray/DVD combo. All of these visions of the film will be available on March 27th, to fans of erotic thrillers!

The official, International trailer (very NSFW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0bo2afUN0I

The film’s official synopsis: A young man is accused of his ex-girlfriend’s murder. Before he is formally charged by the police, he sets out on a two-day odyssey to find the real killer: tracking down his leads from the backseat of a rented limousine. This allows him to converse and ponder class, society, life in the city, and to contemplate the dirt that runs in the small nooks and valleys of cosmopolitan life. Mid-way through the film, the style transforms into Brivido Giallo contemporary, wordless operatic imagery of sex and violence.

Release Date: March 27th, 2018 (Blu-ray)

Director/writer: Vince D’Amato.

Cast: Tristan Risk, Momona Komagata, Jesse Inocalla, Lynn Lowry.

Shivers Entertainment (with the exclusive International cut): https://www.shiversentertainment.com/

Darkside Releasing: https://darksidereleasing.com/store/


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MUSIC NEWS

Dark electronic act LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE has released the official music video for their single, “Absence.”


Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will be launching the As We Die World Abomination Tour 2018this Spring. Beginning February 21st in Clifton, NJ, the tour winds through North America before crossing to the UK March 26th in Birmingham, England, and will later move through Russia before finishing up April 9th in St. Petersburg, Russia; KILLUS and DeadXll will be joining on the UK and Russia run. Upon his stateside return, Doyle will also be performing at the 20th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Fest on April 21st at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.


“America’s Most Dangerous Kult” hits the road again this April 2018 for Part 2 of their 30 Anniversary Show – a 14 city North American tour commencing April 10th at Trixie’s in Louisville, KY.

To commemorate the milestone, the band turns back time to perform their first two iconic albums on Wax Trax! Records – 1988’s I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits and Confessions Of A Knife (1990), along with other TKK club favorites from that era.

Joining founding gurus Groovie Mann (vocals) and Buzz McCoy (keys, production) will be veteran performers Mimi Star on bass, drummer Justin Thyme, and “Bomb Gang Girl” Arena Rock (vocals).
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW 2018 Dates
04/10 @ Trixie’s – Louisville, KY
04/11 @Exit/In – Nashville, TN
04/12 @ Southgate House – Newport, KY
04/13 @ Token Lounge – Westland, MI
04/14 @ Musica – Akron, OH
04/15 @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
04/17 @ Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
04/18 @ Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
04/19 @ Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ
04/20 @ PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA
04/21 @ Fish Head Cantina – Baltimore, MD
04/23 @ Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
04/25 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/28 @ Wire – Berwyn, IL
Tour Info


Dark Electronic Pop act A DARKER COLOR BRIGHT(ADCB) has taken on the iconic Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg classic “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and re-imagined it as a melancholy instrumental, made even more so with black and white imagery of human destruction and carnage. War, poverty, and nuclear terror fill the screen in frightening and heartbreaking reminders of moments in history, all of which directly reflect many issues and concerns in today’s society. Consistent with the artist’s generally foreboding tone, ADCB says of the release, “I’m just getting started.” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is yet another entirely self made video by ADCB, raising the question: How much can one person, single handedly, actually do? ADCBs’ multiple singles and releases of different genres and styles, while somehow keeping an underlined tone, make it apparent that you really can’t predict which direction this project is going.

Syracuse rock band The Alpha Fire has released the official music video for their single, “Trail of Tears.” Filmed by Wade Spencer(Imagen Records) at the abandoned Seneca Army Depot in Upstate NY, “Trail of Tears” is a third person narrative which journeys inside the mindset of a lost soul. It is a dark and brooding representation of the seriousness of the current mental health crisis in America “‘Trail of Tears’ is the debut single from the The Alpha Fire. The song itself is a representation of the struggles that we face every day, and the strength and determination that it takes to overcome them. ” – The Alpha Fire


Perth based Australian progressive metal band Nucleust have dropped a new and hard hitting video for The Symphony Of Revenge, warning – it’s pretty graphic!

This track comes from the bands debut album Terra Cerebral which was released July last year.

“The instrumental of the track was written by guitarist Max Palizban with the story in mind, and vocalist Shannon Marston and Max wrote the lyrics together that tells the story of a fictional girl who is raped and her life is affected dramatically by this awful event. Her father who is unhappy with the result of an investigation decides to take matters into his own hands resulting in the demise of the rapist only to find that his vigilante justice, although momentarily satisfying did not remove the pain from his daughter’s life. This changed all their lives forever not necessarily for the better. Some wounds will never heal.” – Nucleust


American Power Trio PRONG has announced the continuation of their ZERO DAYS TOUR with a series of West Coast dates alongside POWERFLO. After a solid year of touring with the likes of Testament, Obituary, Sepultura, and Exodus, as well as filling key slots on the European Summer Festival Circuit, the band now brings it back home to the states, including a highly coveted, co-headlining run with HELMET.

Pioneers of the alternative metal genre, PRONG have continued to re-invent themselves by challenging the status quo every step they take, as seen on their 2017 release, Zero Days.

Distilling hip-hop, heavy metal, punk, and rock into a potent sonic strain, POWERFLO lives up to its name. The vision of GRAMMY Award-nominated Cypress Hill spitter Sen Dog, downset. guitarist Rogelio “Ray” Lozano, Biohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei and ex-Fear Factory bassist Cristian Olde Wolbers, the band draws on thie powerhouse pedigree to collectively smash boundaries with their 2017 self-titled debut.

“Prong is absolutely ecstatic about this upcoming, quick West Coast run with POWERFLO. We are very happy to announce this run of shows with these guys. It really makes a lot of sense: two hard hitting bands whose members have a great history together! It seems to me that the shows are going to be high energy and intense!” – Tommy Victor

PRONG with POWERFLO & Special Guests:

03/29 @ Club Red – Phoenix, AZ

03/30 @ Slidebar – Fullerton, CA

03/31 @ Slims – San Francisco, CA

04/02 @ The Ritz – San Jose, CA

04/03 @ Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

04/04 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

04/07 @ Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV

04/08 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA


Director and Musician Drew Fortier has announced his latest film project, a documentary about the late Faith No More / Bad Brains / Cement / Primitive Race Chuck Mosley. The film was initially conceived as a narrative on the legendary singer and musician’s then burgeoning comeback, and Chuck originally agreed to the project through a typically irreverent voicemail.

Drew Fortier (Bang Tango, Zen From Mars) will return to a familiar spot behind the camera in 2018 to direct Thanks. And Sorry: The Chuck Mosley Movie.

While playing a handful of shows on guitar for Chuck Mosley (Faith No More, Bad Brains, Indoria, Primitive Race) in 2017, Drew and Chuck discussed the framework of a documentary about the singer/songwriter’s life and his reemergence on the scene.

“I am incredibly excited to tell Chuck’s story,” said Drew, who also directed 2015’s Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie, “I believe everyone will be able to get something positive out of the finished project of what will be Chuck’s film.”

Chuck passed away unexpectedly on November 9th 2017, a couple days after leaving a voicemail for Drew… in his best Bane impression.

“I’ve decided to go ahead with the video…I mean, not the video, but the documentary on this one, Chuck Mosley. He seems like a pretty expansive and explosive character. I think he would be perfect for the part of himself…”

Mosley had recently completed sixty-plus dates on his Reintroduce Yourself tour and recorded a solo record with producer Matt Wallace (Maroon Five, Deftones, The Replacements). On November 3rd 2017 his band, Primitive Race, released their sophomore effort Soul Pretender, currently rising up the NACC Radio 200 chart.


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Free Fiction Friday: Cure for Psychosis by David Mallory

Cure for Psychosis

by David Mallory

I used to suffer from schizophrenia, now before you all start thinking that I’m some sort of seed of evil, who is ready to whisk your child away and mail you parts of their body to you. I’m not that kind of crazy.

Sure, sometimes I hear voices and see things that no one else can gather with their senses. But unluckily, I do. At nights especially. You ever hear those stories about a person being caught sneaking around a stranger’s night and how terrifying that sounds. Good, now imagine that every night with a new person and voice, so it’s impossible to predict what’s going to happen.

Or how about blaring music to ignore the voices echoing through your head, wishing you dead or at least, threatening to take control of your body to maim you. Only for the music to end and you hear someone whispering your name into your ear, just for a second until the next track to play, but long enough for you to wonder if that happened or not.

But guess what. I figured out a cure for schizophrenia, or psychosis, as those quacks love to refer to it as. You don’t have to worry about seeing or hearing anything if you don’t have those senses anymore.

Now all you need to do to solve this problem is to grab the largest knife and the sharpest knife out of the drawer, probably the ones you use to cut up those vegetables that you never eat. Have you found it? Good. Now take the sharp blade part of it and place it into your ear, pointed right towards your ear canal. Then when you’re ready, push with all your might and you’re done!

Sure, this may cause massive pain and may involve the blade getting stuck, but after a few quick shakes, I’m sure it’ll be loose enough for you to pull it out. Fine, it will also be quite bloody, but just pretend those beads of blood pouring out of your ear are sweat and move on to the next step. Now grab the nearest paper towel or tissue to wipe the blood, earwax, and possible brain matter off your knife. The last thing you want is an ear infection.

Then do the same thing with your other ear. Now, this is going to be a bit more difficult than the last one because with one of your ears dead, your sense of balance is going to be thrown off for the foreseeable future.

Have you done all that and not passed out from blood loss yet? Great! Now throw that knife away and grab that sharp knife I recommended you get at the beginning. Do you have it in your hand? Alright, two quick recommendations before you continue – if you have glasses, you probably should take those off and make sure to finish reading the rest of the instructions before starting.

Take that new knife and point it towards your eyeball and quickly, before the warning bells in your brain go off, thrust that knife into it. And keep going until you can feel the tip of the blade scraping against the back of your eye. Now I seriously recommend you do this AFTER your ears because you won’t have to worry about hearing that hideous squelching sound coming from your eye socket.

Then just like last time, wipe off the knife, as best as you can with one eye anyway. And into the other eye, it goes! Now if you’ve done this completely right, you should no longer be able to hear those voices or see those people any longer. Congratulations! You’re fixed!

Now that you don’t need to worry about seeing or hearing those people, then there’s one final step. Accept your fate.


David loves macabre and bizarre thing. He also loves movies and is an aspiring horror writer.
https://davidmallory.weebly.com/