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Monday, June 1, 2015

'American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire' From Director Flood Reed To Be Released On VOD And Redbox June 2015

DIABOLIQUE  NEWS UPDATE

  June 3rd, 2015 - MIDNIGHT RELEASING has announced that American Backwoods: SLEW HAMPSHIRE - starring Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger GamesTerminator: Genisys) will be released via Video-On-Demand, streaming content providers and select Redbox kiosks throughout North America beginning in June 2015.  A brand-new full-length trailer can be seen below. 

     
American Backwoods: SLEW HAMPSHIRE
 Official Full-Length Trailer

  
    American Backwoods: SLEW HAMPSHIRE - which was awarded "Goriest Scene of the Year" by Rue Morgue Magazine and nominated for "Best Feature," "Best Actor" and "Best Editing" at the 8th Annual Shockfest Film Festival. It will be available on DVD on June 9th, 2015. 

Bonus Features include 5.1 Surround Sound, Gag Reel and Audio Commentary by writer/director Flood Reed and seven other cast members. 
Pre-orders are currently available through Amazon here  

PRE-ORDER DVD here

   In addition to rising talent Okeniyi, the ensemble cast also boasts the likes of underground horror maverick Michael Todd Schneider (August Underground's Mordum), Jeremy Isabella (Ghoul), French television actress Gaya Verneuil and a whole slew of majestically bearded actors. 


  American Backwoods: SLEW HAMPSHIRE has not been rated, but is intended for mature audiences due to graphic violence, profanity, nudity and sexual content.  
  • Synopsis:  In June of 1994, one of the most brutal mass slaughters in history occurred in the backwoods of northern New England. Four months later, history is about to repeat itself. The end of summer signals the brink of manhood for a group of lifelong friends who proudly call New Hampshire their home. But when they embark upon a local rite of passage traveling north for one final weekend of debauchery together it just might prove to be their final weekend period, as this rite is doomed to go frightfully wrong. When they find themselves ensnared in a struggle for survival amongst a sinister hunting party, a bloodthirsty tribe and a mythical beast, what began as a comedy of errors devolves into an all-out Darwinian duel to the death, and less than 24 hours will pass before a slew of lives have been claimed and the last of the living remains.
  • Tagline: "Death Is Not The Worst Of Evils"
  • PRE-ORDER DVD here

   Diabolique News Brief: Available June 9th, 2015 - Pre-Order DVD Now! Midnight Releasing has announced that "AMERICAN BACKWOODS: SLEW HAMPSHIRE" starring Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games, Terminator: Genisys) & Michael Todd Schneider (August Underground's Mordum) will be released via Video-On-Demand, streaming content providers & select Redbox kiosks throughout North America. 

  QUOTES & REVIEWS                                                                  
  1. "A sumptuous visual feast with a decidedly offbeat and engaging plot. A fantastic cast that totally sells the absurdity of their situation." - Rue Morgue Magazine (November 2013)
  2. ​"An intense and gory little surprise of a horror film . . . Highly recommended for those with a strong stomach and an appreciation for thematic heft." - Ain't It Cool News
  3. "Gnarly, graphic and in your face . . . The movie is a grisly trip - one to experience." - Filmbizarro.com
  4. "Brilliant style . . . a truly joyous bloody experience indeed for all fans of splatter!" - ExtremeHorrorCinema.com
  5. "Delightfully demented!" - The Gore-Met
  6. "Definitely has that shock factor . . . a wild ride . . . true gore/hardcore horror fans will really dig." - B-Movie Celebration​​
  7. "Utterly amazing . . . Masterpiece of insanity!" - Martin Olson, author of "Encyclopaedia of Hell"
  8. "Our young friends soon find themselves in a nightmare straight out of Deliverance, with some The Most Dangerous Game thrown in for good measure, right before things get even stranger with the arrival of a clan of feral cannibals, who may or may not be Vikings. A high-tempo celebration of backwoods depravity that delivers the gore, where men with beards rape, pillage and murder their way through their day." - Film Threat
  9. "Goriest scene of the year" - Rue Morgue
  10. PRE-ORDER DVD here


















  IMPORTANT LINKS                                                                     
  • "Like" AMERICAN BACKWOODS: SLEW HAMPSHIRE                                                                 on facebook here
  • Follow AMERICAN BACKWOODS: SLEW HAMPSHIRE on twitter here
  • AMERICAN BACKWOODS: SLEW HAMPSHIRE website
  • Visit Director Flood Reed's website here
  • Official MIDNIGHT RELEASING website here
  • PRE-ORDER DVD here

   About the Director
      Flood Reed is primarily recognized as a vibrant circus performer, though he occasionally makes appearances in children's nightmares and LSD-induced hallucinations. After his controversial lifetime ban from competition during the 1998 Olympic trials, this former amateur biathlete ran a short-lived "Glocks and Socks" franchise before becoming a successful bicep model under the tutelage of Dr. Franco Columbo. He's the former host of the underground Central American game show "Gay! Cop! Mustache!" and has worked opposite some of Hollywood's finest actors, including Academy Award nominee Gary Busey and 4-time Razzie Award nominee Jessica Alba.

   As a filmmaker, Flood was a Top 50 Director finalist during Season 2 of HBO's "Project Greenlight" and won awards for his first low-budget indie film "Mutual Admiration Society." Having recently come off a stint as the touring documentarian (and Master of Ceremonies) for the Chernobyl Meltdown Circus Sideshow, Flood continues to branch out behind the lens, as well. He's directed projects produced by the likes of Drew Barrymore, Tyrese Gibson, Mark Brown, and guitar maestro Wes Borland, and has several original screenplays in development for 2010 and beyond. A multi-talented entertainer and performance artist, Flood has studied under Boston-based acting guru (and Matt Damon's mentor) Gerry Speca and alongside Chris Pine and Simon Helberg at the Antaeus Theatre Company in North Hollywood, CA.

Trivia
American Backwoods: SLEW HAMPSHIRE
  • Gunnar Hansen, who played horror icon Leatherface in  "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (1974), visited the set during the third and final week of principal photography.
  • Screened at the following film festivals: 10th Annual Rock & Shock Festival, 7th Annual B-Movie Celebration, 10th Annual Another Hole In The Head Festival, 8th Annual Shockfest Film Festival.
  • Nominated for Best Feature, Best Editing and Best Actor (Dayo Okeniyi) at the 8th Annual Shockfest Film Festival.
  • Recognized for containing the "Goriest Scene" amongst the entire horror genre in Rue Morgue Magazine's 2013 Year in Review (Issue #141). Other notable films honored included You're Next, The Conjuring, Maniac, American Mary and John Dies At The End.

American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire (2013) 
 SLEW HAMPSHIRE (original title)
  • Genres: Drama | Horror | Thriller | Transcendental Terror Cerebral Slasher 
  • Official Sites: Official Facebook | Official site
  • Year Produced: 2013
  • Country Of Origin: USA
  • Language: English
  • Also Known As: American Backwoods: Slew Hampshire 
  • Filming Location: Maine
  • Tag LineSomething cold, something blue, something borrowed, something slew
  • Production Company: Gluefactory Features 
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Color or B/W: Color

Directed by 

Flood Reed

Writing Credits   

Flood Reed

Cast (in credits order)  

Dayo Okeniyi...
Bro
Shawn Thomas...
Buddy
Tyler Rice...
Dude-Guy
Jeremy Isabella...
Kid
Flood Reed...
Bags
Claire Dodin...
Stockholm
Matt Hish...
Officer Girth
Mike Apple...
Hoogeloon
Brian Allen...
Gudrun
John Joyce...
Ingolfur
Michael Todd Schneider...
Sigtryggur / Eto Leechee
Paul J Hennigan...
Saxolfur / Pinksock (as PJ Hennigan)
Gaya Malakian...
Holly Ann
Stephen O'Neil Martin...
Rodge (as Sal Martin)
Chip Kratzinger...
Swilling
Kevin Planeta...
Professor Scrod
Eric Boring...
Narwhal (as Eric James)
Keven Scotti...
G.G.
Chuck Galle...
Poet
Billy Houldcroft...
Hogtie
Deek McDeekula...
Halfdan (as Deek Diedricksen)
'Punch' the Clown...
Himself
Brian Bates...
News Anchor
Christian Wisecarver...
Super Secret Project
Billy Donohoe...
Super Secret Project
Ariana Leigh...
High School Girl 1
Janine Perry...
High School Girl 2
Matt Apple...
Bouncer / Hunter
Tony Koschmann...
Hunter
Justin D. Tucker...
Hunter
Danielle Reverman...
Pinksock's Wife (voice)
Ben Tatar...
Narrator (voice)
Shane Watkins...
TV Narrator (voice)
Chris Neff...
TV Announcer (voice)
Christine Beaudoin...
Dancer 1
Roberta Duprey...
Dancer 2
Jesse R. Simpson...
Victim
Jeff Keglovitz...
Victim
Kimbette Fenol...
College Girl
Thomas Olson...
Buddy's Father (photo)
Keith Thomas Brown...
TV Actor
Sean Kevin Sweeney...
TV Actor
Benjamin Linder...
TV Actor
Kevin Burke...
Victim (Murder Montage)
Alfonso Chang...
Victim (Murder Montage)
Keith Chisholm...
Victim (Murder Montage)
Ed Lombardi...
Victim (Murder Montage)
Andrew Mackey...
Victim (Murder Montage)
Michael T. Shupe...
Victim (Murder Montage)
Greg Stevenson...
Victim (Murder Montage)
Mike Warenda...
Victim (Murder Montage)
Rich Winget...
Victim (Murder Montage)

Produced by 

Matt Apple...executive producer
Alfonso Chang...executive producer
William Dorgan...associate producer
Aaron Garcia...associate producer
Jeffrey Gerttula...associate producer
Beth Goldwater...associate producer
Tony Koschmann...executive producer
James Lewis...associate producer
Jeffrey Michaud...associate producer
Flood Reed...producer
Keven Scotti...associate producer
Sean Kevin Sweeney...associate producer
Justin D. Tucker...executive producer
Joan Weinstein...associate producer

Original Music by 

Nick Annis

Sean Fetterman

Cinematography by 

Thomas Peter Logtens

Film Editing by 

Flood Reed

Casting By 

Flood Reed

Production Management 

Kevin Burke...assistant unit manager
Jirar Gertmenian...assistant production manager
Justin D. Tucker...production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Jirar Gertmenian...second assistant director

Sound Department 

Michael Archacki...supervising re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Blake Bunzel...adr assistant
Matthew de Jongh...boom operator
Jared Detsikas...second unit: sound recordist
Steve Krashin...sound mixer
Peter Mullen...sound designer / supervising sound editor
Brian Starley...adr
Brandon Lee Thornton...sound editor

Special Effects by 

Eric Boring...special effects (as Eric James)
Nate Millspaugh...special effects
Michael Todd Schneider...special effects

Visual Effects by 

Nicki Kreitzman...digital compositor
Sean Kevin Sweeney...additional graphics

Stunts 

Osten Taylor...stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department 

Kevin Burke...grip / second unit gaffer
Drew Caron...second unit camera
Jeff Keglovitz...gaffer / key grip
Thomas Peter Logtens...camera operator
Flood Reed...second unit camera
Jesse R. Simpson...assistant camera / dolly grip / grip

Animation Department 

Greg Sheldon...design/animation: title sequence

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Saralyn Carlson...wardrobe

Editorial Department 

Will Gordh...additional editing by
Marvin Hildebrandt...colorist
Eric Kruk...news graphics

Transportation Department 

Kevin Burke...driver: cast

Other crew 

Sherri C Nolan...script supervisor

Thanks 

David Milne...special thanks
Carly Reed...very special thanks
Dirty Don Reed...very special thanks
Dotti Reed...very special thanks

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

'Seeking Valentina' A New Psychological Thriller About Grief Showcasing A Diverse And Gender-Balanced Cast Featuring The Talented Actress Kristin West Coming July 2015

SEEKING VALENTINA 
Currently In Post Production

   - NEWS BRIEF: SEEKING VALENTINA which was written and directed by Armin Nasseri, follows Benjamin (played by Ali Bavarian), a Jewish Iranian-American writer, in the pangs of grief. When Benjamin takes in a whimsical and engaging tenant who then she mysteriously vanishes, the director leaves it up to the audience to decide is she really a ghost, a hallucination, a dream or a runaway. The captivating actress Kristin West (Hell's Kitty, Circus of the Dead), and Mr. Nasseri's producing partner, also plays the title role of "Valentina." 


Official SEEKING VALENTINA Trailer
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  The charming Kristin West said the following
                 on behalf of her compelling project... 
    "I have always believed in Armin Nasseri's vision for Seeking Valentina and at this moment, with the controversy swirling around the Middle East and specifically with America's relations with Iran and Israel, the film we've worked so hard on for a year-and-a-half is now more important than ever. Our film put real Iranian-Americans in a psychological thriller as an American Jewish Iranian family... not jihadists, not terrorists, not stuck in the 1970s, but living, breathing today's society."
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Saturday, May 23, 2015

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