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Thursday, May 31, 2012

2012 VISCERA FILM FESTIVALS: Worldwide Indie Event that Focuses on Short Horror Films Directed and Produced by Women!

VISCERA and ETHERIA FILM FESTIVALS
  • Definition of VISCERA:  The large internal organs of the body collectively, particularly those within the abdominal cavity.
  • Mission: VISCERA is a 501 (C) 3 non profit organization expanding the opportunities for contemporary female genre film-makers and artists by raising awareness about the changing roles for women in the film industry.
  • Vision: All women are equally given the same opportunity to create, share and exploit their concepts of life's pain and personal freedom of expression.
  • Who VISCERA is: A  board of female directors and a fantastic staff comprised of women film-makers, writers and artists who believe in our unique mission and vision, and who work with tireless enthusiasm to provide our specialized services.
  • VISCERA Film Festival: A film festival that specializes in short horror films by women. Each year, Viscera hosts a red carpet ceremony and screening with special guest speakers, award ceremonies, Q and A sessions and of course, a spectacular after party. The selected horror films are screened in venues all over the world through partner festivals and locally-hosted Viscera film festivals.
  • ETHERIA Film Festival: This is Viscera's Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Festival. Since 2012 is its first year... Etheria will start in exactly the same way as Viscera did: On a tour that works hand-in-hand with partner festivals and conventions to specifically promote the women Indie film-makers and to provide a sold platform and foundation for their specific body of work.
  • Enter the VISCERA Film Festival website here
Founder of 
VISCERA Film Festival  
COMING  JULY 7th 
VISCERA 2012 FILM FESTIVAL
RED CARPET CEREMONY
EGYPTIAN THEATRE
 6712  HOLLYWOOD  BLVD 
LOS ANGELES,  CALIFORNIA

2012 Official Selections
    The Viscera Organization is pleased to announce that the official selections have been made for the 2012 Viscera Film Festival Carpet Ceremony and Tour.  Featuring the best new short horror films by women, the Viscera Film Festival’s carpet ceremony is taking place on July 7th at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. 
Shannon Lark 
 Founder of VISCERA Film Festival
A fantastic lineup, consisting of 13 shorts, was carefully selected by Viscera’s special 
guest judges and staff to provide the audience with the most original, innovative, and dynamic horror films being made by women today. Fresh Blood, Viscera’s newest category, features the best shorts made by girls 18 and under.  These films provide a promising look at some of the horror genre’s up and coming filmmakers.
                          Tickets are already on sale here

FPS Survival Horror Video Game METRO: LAST LIGHT: Highly Anticipated Sequel to Cult Hit: METRO 2033

COMING IN 2013
The countdown is already on … 
are you ready to EnterTheMetro? 

        Welcome to video game publisher's THQ official website here for their upcoming release: METRO: LAST LIGHT, the highly-anticipated sequel to the cult hit Metro 2033 where you will fight with every last bullet, breath and flicker of light to save the remnants
 of humanity from extinction.
     This FPS / Survival-Horror game is set beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic 
Moscow where the remnants of mankind struggle to survive in the tunnels of the
 METRO against deadly threats from outside and within!

      It will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in the 1st Quarter of 2013.  For this promotion, THQ will be 
launching some exciting 
content in the coming weeks to heighten fan awareness and anticipation for the release of METRO: LAST LIGHT
     

     Exclusive game information and assets, giveaways including branded gas masks, T-Shirts, posters and game codes for Metro 2033 Mentions across official METRO: LAST LIGHT social platforms and forums, including access to interviews with THQ Community Managers & Development Liaisons. 
       Consider yourself lucky! With the apocalypse mere moments away, you have found yourself safely inside the METRO ... exactly how safe only time will tell. Fortunately, this website will provide you all the information you need to know in order to navigate the tunnels and avoid an untimely demise. EnterTheMetro.com will also act as our Community hub, from which you can:
  • Enter contests for exclusive prizes and other survival supplies
  • Chat with station residents in our Forums
  • Study your surroundings by viewing Screenshots and Concept Art
  • Get to know the dangers of the Metro by reviewing Trailers
  • Read up-to-the minute news regarding the game and much more ...
       Information, trailers, and screenshots covering everything from Characters and 
Factions to Weapons and Creatures will be available right here. Over the coming
 months, we will be revealing more content and providing you with answers to your 
METRO: LAST LIGHT questions. You can also receive game and Community 
information by following our various social media channels:

Enter the METRO 
 METRO: LAST LIGHT Live Action Trailer here

METRO Video Game here

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 YEAR: 2034
     Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the METRO, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within.

    Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the METRO are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour…

A GRIPPING, STORY-DRIVEN FIRST PERSON SHOOTER
METRO: LAST LIGHT is the highly anticipated sequel to 
2010’s critically acclaimed cult classic Metro 2033


•    Experience thrilling combat with an exotic arsenal of hand-made weaponry against deadly foes – both human and mutant – and use stealth to launch attacks under the cover of darkness
•    Explore the post-apocalyptic world of the Moscow METRO, one of the most immersive, atmospheric game worlds ever created.
•    Fight for every bullet and every last breath in a claustrophobic blend of survival horror and FPS gameplay.
•    Next generation technology boasting stunning lighting and physics sets a new graphical benchmark on both console and PC.
•    Wage post-apocalyptic warfare online, as Last Light delivers an intense, competitive multiplayer experience amongst the dark Russian ruins. http://www.enterthemetro.com

METRO: LAST LIGHT 
SURVIVAL HORROR GAME IMAGES

 METRO: LAST LIGHT 
Live Action Trailer here

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

HOLY FRANCHISE BATMAN! 256 Page Comprehensive Pictorial Book:Traces the Entire Screen History of the DARK KNIGHT: By Gary Collinson

Published by Robert Hale Ltd 
HOLY FRANCHISE BATMAN!
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Title: Holy Franchise, Batman!: Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen [Hardcover]
Author: Gary Collinson
Details: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd 
About the Author: Gary Collinson is a writer and lecturer from the North East of England. He has a degree in media production from the University of Sunderland and is the founder and editor of the UK movie site FlickeringMyth.com
Release Date: June 30th2012
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0709094132
ISBN-13: 978-0709094135
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Review by: Trevor Hogg
Co-editor of: flickeringmyth.com
This new 256 page book traces the entire screen history of the Dark Knight, providing a fascinating and comprehensive insight into the history and genesis of one of the most recognizable characters of all time! Batman was created in May 1939 by artist Bob Kane and artist Bill fingers for No. 27 of Detective Comics (right). Gotham City's masked vigilante is one of only two Golden Age heroes to enjoy an unbroken comic book publication run (the other being Superman) and his crime-fighting exploits have entertained  many generations, resulting into one of the most successful media franchises of all time!


Author Gary Collinson holding the
original manuscript for his
new book
HOLY FRANCHISE BATMAN!
    Originally, a three-part feature posted by his own UK film review site Flickering Myth, author Gary Collinson (left) has expanded his exploration of the various small and big screen appearances of The Dark Knight into a book. The 256-page publication is divided into three major sections titled Live-Action Batman, Animated Batman and Batman of the Future; each film and television production is broken into categories labelled Cast, Key Crew, Story, Bringing Batman to the Screen and Reception.
Lewis Gilbert Wilson
 January 28, 1920 - August 9, 2000

    




Live-Action Batman starts with actor Lewis G.   Wilson (right) being the first person to put on the cape and cowl in Batman (1943) and concludes with the various aborted movie and TV spin-offs such as Batman vs Superman which was to be helmed by Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot) and the Smallville (WB, CW, 2001 to 2011) influenced Bruce Wayne. 


    
Of particular interest is the chapter on the campy ABC television show Batman 
aired from 1966 to 1968;
it is given the full series 
guide treatment, along with
the addition of Bat-Facts 
that provide a behind the scenes glimpse into each 
of the two-part episodes.
  • Charts Batman's various adventures across film, television and animation, from his early silver screen appearances through the Dark Knight Rises and beyond
  • Detailed insights into the making of the Batman movies directed by Tim Burton (Batman, Batman Returns), Joel Schumacher (Batman Forever, Batman & Robin) and Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight)
  • Features a full episode guide to the classic 1960s Batman television series starring Adam West and Burt Ward
  • A compendious overview of Batman's animated adventures, including early Saturday morning Super Friends cartoons, the fan favorite "DC Animated Universe" and the direct-to-video "DC Universe Animated Original Movies" line 
Animated Batman delves into the several cartoon incarnations which 
achieved major critical acclaim and fandom with the release of 
Batman: The Animated Series (FOX, 1992 to 1995). 

“We didn’t want it to be just action-adventure,” Producer Eric Radomski stated in one of the many quotes unearthed by Collinson during his extensive research for the project. 

      “We wanted to really get some heart and soul into this thing, instead of just doing another merchandisable episodic series. We wanted them to be dramatic mini-features.”
    In the introduction for Batman of the Future, Gary Collinson observes, “Following the staggering success of The Dark Knight in 2008, Batman remains one of the most popular franchises of all-time and, almost seventy years after the character’s first screen appearance... the Caped Crusader is showing little 
sign of slowing down, with Warner Bros developing several projects to take the legendary crime-fighter into 2012 and beyond.”
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- Title: Holy Franchise, Batman!: Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen [Hardcover]
- Author: Gary Collinson
- Details: Hardcover, 256 pages
- Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd 
- About the Author: Gary Collinson is a writer and lecturer from the North East of England. He has a degree in media production from the University of Sunderland and is the founder and editor of the UK movie site FlickeringMyth.com
- Release Date: June 30th, 2012
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0709094132
- ISBN-13: 978-0709094135

Teaser Poster for THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
If you are looking for a primer in regards to the numerous cinematic and televised incarnations of Gotham City’s favourite crime fighter then Holy Franchise, Batman! 
Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen will be indispensable reading material.

Theatrical Poster for 
THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Watch Trailer here
Theatrical Teaser Poster
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (July 20, 2012)
www.thedarkknightrises.com

Character Poster for
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
www.thedarkknightrises.com

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Title: Holy Franchise, Batman!: Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen [Hardcover]
Author: Gary Collinson
Details: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd 
About the Author: Gary Collinson is a writer and lecturer from the North East of England. He has a degree in media production from the University of Sunderland and is the founder and editor of the UK movie site FlickeringMyth.com
Release Date: June 30th2012
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0709094132
ISBN-13: 978-0709094135

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Friday, May 25, 2012

DARK CASTLE Home Entertainment and After Dark Films will Debut the New Action Movie Franchise: AFTER DARK ACTION: May 25, 2012

AFTER DARK FILMS AND DARK CASTLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE AFTER DARK ACTION 
New Franchise of Five Original Films Features
International Action Stars!

 After Dark Action Opens Theatrically and On Demand May 11, 2012
    NEW UPDATE! Los Angeles, CA (April 2, 2012) – Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films will debut the new action movie franchise AFTER DARK ACTION. It was announced today by Courtney Solomon, After Dark Films President and CEO. The first generation of AFTER DARK ACTION movies includes five original, adrenaline-pumping films starring international stars such as Jean Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller, Jim Caviezel, Cung Le and Christian Slater. 


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TURN IN YOUR GRAVE: Surreal and Avant-Garde Feature Horror Movie by UK Director Rob Ager

TURN IN YOUR GRAVE (2012)

Official Website here
    I'm not sure how many of you have heard of British Independent film-maker Mr. Rob Ager, but he's a gentleman we highly recommend you get to know real quick! Not only
has he conducted some of the most thorough and compelling film analyses our staff has ever come across, including exhaustive readings of such classics as ALIEN, THE SHINING, BLADE RUNNER, HELLRAISER... Mr. Ager has finally put is wealth of film knowledge to 
Rob Ager on the set of his movie

excellent use with TURN IN YOUR GRAVE. It's  the first feature length horror film he wrote, produced, edited and directed.
    Synopsis: A group of seven people awaken in a warehouse full of strange canvas paintings, not knowing who they are or where they came from. As they try to make sense of their predicament they find themselves physically and psychologically attacked by hordes of enemies lurking outside. Is it a practical joke, a gameshow, a dream, a prison ... or perhaps even hell? Turn In Your Grave is a feature film that tells multiple stories simultaneously, largely through visual symbolism and unusual narrative devices. The film will thus be very open to viewer perception. An avant-garde horror film and from England no less! 
TURN IN YOUR GRAVE (2012) Trailer here

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

British Indie Horror Movie: PIGGY: A New Breed Of Vigilante! Shocking Brutal and Stylish

British Quad for PIGGY (2012)
US One-Sheet Poster for PIGGY (2012)
US One-Sheet Poster (Style 4A-I)
PIGGY is ultimately Mr. Hawkes’ exploration of a theme less concerned with violent 
revenge (although the film features a lot of it) but rather the psychological effect such 
action has on Joe. His character arc is a descent into darkness, a realisation about his 
true self. The film truly deserves credit for revealing an engaging and thought-provoking 
theme at its heart.
   Synopsis: Joe (Martin Compston) is a mild mannered young man bored by his humdrum London life. When his beloved brother (Neil Maskell) is murdered, Joe finds solace in Piggy, one of his brother’s old friends. Piggy (Paul Anderson) helps Joe to cope with grief, intent on saving him and helping him get justice for his brother’s killing. As their friendship grows Joe finds himself in an increasing dangerous and murky world of violence and revenge. As Joe’s life collapses around him he starts to question who Piggy really is, and how honest he’s really been with him. When Joe confronts Piggy a series of events are put in place that lead to a disastrous climax.
- Title: PIGGY
- Running Time: 106 min
- Country Of Origin: UK
- Director: Kieron Hawkes
- Writer: Kieron Hawkes
- Original Music: Bill Ryder-Jones
- Cinematography: James Friend
- Language: English
- Release Date: May 4th 2012 (Ireland)
- DVD Release: May 21st 2012
- Production Companies: DP Films, Fulwell 73
- Filming Locations: London, England, UK
- Starring: Paul Anderson, Martin Compston, Neil Maskell, Louise Dylan, 
Roland Manookian, Ebony Gilbert, Kate Korbel, Daniel Harland, Ed Skrein
- Details: Piggy is the feature directorial debut from the young British writer 
and Mr. Kieron Hawkes
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 Great Scenes from
 PIGGY (2012)
 Martin Compston and Paul Anderson in a scene from PIGGY (2012)
Paul Anderson and Martin Compston in a brutal scene from PIGGY (2012)
As the story unfolds and Joe unravels, Mr. Compston reveals the levels of grief,
 anger, fear and loss of control with a measured, rewarding performance. Piggy is a dangerous vigilante who stalks his victims in a predatory way, and he is also all too
 believable and recognizable; relishing and embracing his violent tendencies.
Paul Anderson brandishing a heavy pipe in PIGGY (2012)
Piggy is a good, solid debut from Director Kieron Hawkes and it will be interesting to
 see what he does next. The film is intriguing and provocative and offers some 
engrossing performances, particularly from Mr. Anderson and Mr. Compston.
Martin Compston in a tense scene from PIGGY (2012)
Paul Anderson in a menacing scene from PIGGY (2012)
The film is stylishly shot by cinematographer James Friend. London feels real, lived-in and not just a picture postcard of famous locations. The cinematography also captures Joe’s sense of drifting through life more successfully than either the script or acting. Its blurry, out-of-focus style brings to life the stoned haze with which Joe experiences his life. 
Martin Compston (left) listening to Paul Anderson (right) in a scene from
 the new British horror film PIGGY (2012)
For the most part the acting is excellent. Neil Maskell brings his dominant and intimidating presence from Kill List to bear and steals the early part of the film. Then Paul Anderson arrives as the impressively terrifying and unpredictable Piggy. He is the driving force of the story and as such the film’s success weighs heavily on Anderson’s shoulders, which his overall performance is very successful. 
Paul Anderson points the finger at Martin Compston
H D Official PIGGY trailer here
Piggy belongs to that contemporary trend of British revenge thrillers which reached its zenith with Shane Meadows’ Dead Man’s Shoes in 2004, and was seen most recently 
in the Michael Caine vehicle Harry Brown in 2008. It’s a violent film about the
 underbelly of life in London which raises interesting questions around justice, 
revenge, grief and the effects they have on people.
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The stars from new British thriller PIGGY 
were out celebrating its up-coming release 
at the official UK premiere on April 5, 2012
Photography by Despina Chroussis
"I’m shitting my little knickers to be honest with you... I’ve got this overwhelming feeling the after party’s just going to be me and one of my mates." Kieron Hawkes - Director
Photography by Despina Chroussis
"I’m a little bit nervous, it’s always funny seeing it with an audience
 for the first time, I think we've got a good little film on our hands."
 Martin Compston (Joe)
Photography by Despina Chroussis
"Martin’s lovely, he’s really great, it’s just like he’s so there and he’s so in the mood, it’s 
just amazing, I love working with people like that because you can just switch into that 
world and just be there."Louise Dylan (Claire)
Photography by Despina Chroussis
Ebony Gilbert and Kate Korbel
Click here for exclusive interview with Kate
Photography by Despina Chroussis
"I’m just excited to see it to be honest, this is going to be the first time I've ever seen 
myself in a film, this is the first film of mine that’s been released, I've got Ill Manors 
coming out in  three or four weeks." - Ed Skrein (Jamie)

   On working with Kieron: "He’s amazing, he’s one of the best directors I’ve worked with, because he is so open to your opinion. Writers can be precious about what they’ve written and he’s not at all, and if you say ‘I don’t want to say this’ then he’s like ‘don’t say it’, which is great. He just allows you to work on the character, to work together and develop it together, which is wonderful." - Louise

   "I’ve been friends with Kieron since we were teenagers actually. Since before he was even interested in film making, over the years I did all of his short films that he did when he was at college at London Film School. Then he edited the short that I directed and edited Turnout that I was involved with, then he sent me this script and it was a good script, good part, that’s how I ended up doing it." - Neil

   "As I talked to Kieron I was just sold, I was like, I want to be a part of this. It was just his outlook on films and everything, we spoke for a long time and I could just relate to his visage, I will only work with people that I share the same artistic morals and vision with and he’s a hundred percent in that kettle of fish." - Ed
Kieron Hawkes (Director)  with Louise Dylan at the Premiere of PIGGY

"It’s difficult to say how it will be received, I’ve read a few of the reviews already online and they are mixed, If there is London accents in films then people have very, very odd reference points in comparison. It seems to me as soon as anyone opens their mouth in a London accent there is some weird comparison to Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and it couldn’t be further away from it actually, it’s bizarre.  But I suppose maybe a lot of reviewers or those who write blogs are university educated, middle class people who can’t differentiate between completely different cinema the minute someone has a London or cockney accent." - Neil Maskell
Photography by Despina Chroussis

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