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.
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 Heartless, he 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/258159572 – of 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/