January 6, 2012

Silent House (2012) - New Trailer

Heading to theaters on March 9th is the remake, reimagining, redux...of the Uruguayan flick La Casa Muda. Probably most famous for the fact it takes place over one continuous shot, the remake follows tack. It's directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water), and stars Elizabeth Olsen, of Martha Marcy May Marlene.

SILENT HOUSE is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house. Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, SILENT HOUSE uses meticulous camera choreography  to take the audience on a tension-filled, real time journey, experienced in a single uninterrupted shot.

Below you can check out the new trailer, as well as the movie's Official Site and Facebook page.

Rape Zombie - Cumming Soon

Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl was a blast, in fact why didn't it feature on my years end list?, you can check out my review here. Now co-director Naoyuki Tomomatsu is back with the charmingly titled Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead, which is set to debut in its native Japan on March 3rd.

The plot revolves around an attack on Tokyo which turns the radiated victims into re-animated sex-crazed monsters!  The movie stars AV starlet Arisu Ozawa, Asami, who starred in The Machine Girl and Robogeisha, as well as Yui Aikawa, Saya Kobayasi, and Takeshi Nakazawa.

Rape Zombie: Lust of the Dead is an official selection of the 2012 Yubari Fantastic Film Festival

Sexy poster above, groovy trailer below. Looks like blast!

January 1, 2012

Celebrate Indie Horror at Chicago Fear Fest

Brace yourself Chicago, you've got a new Horror festival coming your way. Looking to help promote Independent Horror the Chicago Fear Fest will be running from April 13-14 2012, and they are looking for submissions. Full press release below.

CHICAGO, IL – December 26, 2011

Chicago may be known as the “Second City”, but Chicago-based Horror Enterprises Flashback
Weekend (Horror Conventions & Drive-In Film Fests), Horror Society (web based horror news &
Horror film fests), Sinister Visions (horror website & graphic design), and Zombie Army
Productions (Haunted House design & film production), are working to establish Chicago as the
1st city of Horror!

The weekend of April 13-14, 2012, these four Titans of the Chicago Horror Community and
Muvico Theaters are teaming up to present CHICAGO FEAR FEST, a major two day indie
horror film festival. All of the festival selections will screen at Chicago’s premiere movie going
experience; the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 located in Rosemont, IL.

CHICAGO FEAR FEST will showcase the very best in cutting edge independent horror films.
The lineup will include short films, feature films, celebrity guests, panel discussions, and
Q & A’s. Festival after-parties will be held in Bogart’s, a full service bar and grill located on the
second floor of the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18.

Films will be judged based in 3 different categories: Best Feature, Best Short and Audience
Favorite. The winning director of each category will be invited to appear as a featured celebrity
guest at the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention to be held August 10-12, 2012 in
Rosemont, IL.

CHICAGO FEAR FEST will be a celebration of the art of indie horror film making by
encouraging and supporting independent filmmakers from around the world. CHICAGO FEAR
FEST and Muvico Theaters are committed to promoting excellence in independent filmmaking
by fostering a community of filmmakers and encouraging an appreciation of independent film.
We are accepting film submissions from horror filmmakers now! This is your chance to get your
film screened in Chicago in front of an audience of high profile media, film critics, film-making
industry professionals, and horror fans!

For more information about the festival and for film submission, please visit our website at
WWW.CHICAGOFEARFEST.COM and follow us on facebook and twitter!!

Press Contact:
Mike Kerz (847) 647-3124 help@flashbackweekend.com
Mitchell Wells(773) 977-­‐8140 info@chicagofearfest.com

Held annually in Rosemont, IL, Flashback Weekend is Chicago’s largest and longest running
horror convention and is dedicated to the preservation of the big screen theatrical horror film
experience. In 2007 Flashback Weekend saved and restored the historic Midway Drive-In
located in Dixon, IL. The Midway Drive-In now holds Drive-In horror film fests during April and
Sept, and first run films during the summer. Visit www.flashbackweekend.com for updates.

Horror Society is your voice for independent horror. That means film, music, art and
performance. Our goal is to support those in the industry, share with fans and create a sense of
community. Since 2006, Horror Society has been bringing you a website with the latest horror
news, reviews, horror culture and more! Horror Society Film Festivals are themed events
introducing new indie horror films and local vendors to the Chicago community.

Sinister Visions inc. is a dark visual design & promotion studio that specializes in all things
haunted, Halloween & horror. With over 20 years' experience, Sinister Visions provides
branding/art/design/marketing services to its clients, actively sponsors a number of creepy
events, provides free original spooky fonts (you've already seen them everywhere), and... one
paragraph just isn't going to cover it. For information and, more importantly, samples of SVi's

Zombie Army Productions is a consortium of businesses that brings the highest production
quality to the darkest events. Every year, The Zombie Army stages Chicago’s top-rated haunted
houses (Statesville Haunted Prison and The Fear at Navy Pier) and the enormously popular
Zombie Prom at Excalibur. ZAP has a highly-acclaimed and highly-anticipated movie
negotiating distribution (“THE MOLEMAN OF BELMONT AVENUE”), a popular web reality
series (Days of the Living Dead) and is famous in Chicago’s spookier circles for bringing a wildly good time to every event they attend. For information & details,visit

Located in Rosemont off of River Road and 294, the Muvico Rosemont 18 is Chicago’s
premiere movie-going experience featuring elegant stadium seating, state of the art Sony 4K
digital projection, and Bogart’s; a full service bar and restaurant. www.muvico.com

Bogart's Bar & Grill is a full service bar and restaurant located on the 2nd floor of Muvico
Theaters Rosemont 18. Offering classic American Fare, a large variety of domestic and
imported beers, and top shelf liquor and wine selections, Bogart's is a great place to sit down for a great meal or cocktail, before the show after the show or anytime!