Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Crawl or Die - Review

Crawl or Die


By Lynn Tackitt

Once upon a time, there was a man with a vision. His vision was to make a film. A film that would scare you, make you squirm a little in your seat, make your heart beat a little faster and when it was all over make you want to watch it all over again.

What was the man’s name? His name is Oklahoma Ward. He raised funding, built his set, worked on the script, the editing, the cinematography, and he directed. Produced along with Nikki Alonso, who also stars in the film, they gathered other talented individuals to round out the vision.

They took a familiar plot, where you are following an elite security team with the task of getting a valuable package to its destination, unharmed. There, is where it stops. Oklahoma took a turn into the horror venue that makes you think about different types of horrors.

Different things scare different people on many levels. Something chasing them, something that means them harm and they feel like they can’t get away, the feeling that they will fail, and the dreaded feeling of being trapped to the point of suffocation. “Crawl or Die” covers all of these. The most terrifying is the long trek through the pipe system where it is so close they can’t turn around and they are not sure what is around the next bend. Is it the next length of pipe or is it a dead end? Will they find a way out to safety or will they suffocate?

Nikki Alonso, plays Tank, a no frills, going to get it done no matter what, type of woman. She is tough, she is persistent and she does not seem to know the word fail. As she struggles through the pipe system, you feel the desperation to get the mission completed, and more than that, you feel just how tight those walls are closing in on her. She delivers a solid performance of a hero that will not ever give up on anyone else’s, but her, terms.

Mr. Ward is planning for a trilogy of movies, hopefully to cover more story lines regarding the team. He has a vision, he has driven, he knows that all movies do not have to sail along at a fast pace to get the horror of a situation across to the viewer.

Be sure to listen at the voice singing the songs in the film. That voice, is none other than the multi-talented Ms. Alonso. Ward & Alonso, what a great team. Now that they got their feet wet, watch out for what they can do.

Crawl or Die was released in August 2014 on DVD and if you haven’t seen it yet, you could be cheating yourself or a good scare. Keep in mind this film is not one of those slash ‘em up type of films where there is someone dangerous around every corner. The danger is the not knowing, will they be free around the next bend? What is following them? Will they get the package delivered safe and sound and complete the mission? Sounds like a lot of questions, better answered with the lights out with snacks on movie night. Word to the wise though, if you get claustrophobic, have a bag nearby in case of hyperventilating.

Available now on Amazon.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

In The House of Flies - New Trailer, Release Announcement


Thanks to Parade Deck Films, we're proud to release the brand new trailer for In the House of Flies, on DVD and VOD November 25.

Directed by Gabriel Carrer, and starring Lindsay Smith, Ryan Kotack, Ryan Barrett & Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy).

Synopsis : June 1988…Summer Was Never The Same.

In the House of Flies tells the story of young lovers whose lives are inadvertently changed forever. An innocent couple, Heather (Lindsay Smith) and Steve (Ryan Kotack) suddenly find themselves abducted. By whom? For what purpose? Alone, isolated and locked in an undisclosed, suburban basement, Heather and Steve find themselves pawns in a psychological, mind-game with their diabolical hosts.

Surrounded by several mysterious and locked suitcases – each containing valuable clues to their very own survival - Heather and Steve must exploit what remains of their bruised intellect and depleting sanity, to escape the authority of their unidentified and brutal abductors (Ryan Barrett). From this day forward, summer was never the same.









Monday, November 3, 2014

Interview with Remi Vaughn, Writer/Director of The Kiss, a psychological/horror thriller, starring Caterina Murino and Sean Patrick Flanery


The Kiss is a fiery, provocative psychological/horror thriller about a troubled painter, on an obsessive quest for beauty and perfection, who throws herself in the path of a killer who forces her into a gruesome alliance to create her masterpiece. The Kiss stars Caterina Murino (Casino Royale, The Odysseus, Zen, Taxi Brooklyn) and Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Dexter, The Chronicles of Young Indiana Jones)

I had an opportunity to chat with Remi Vaughn, the writer/director of The Kiss, about the film and the original art work for the film. The work of artists will create the surreal world that the two main characters live in – a world that blends science and art.

Remi and her team want to create a multi-media experience that will allow them to provide emerging artists the opportunity to create and display original artwork in the movie itself and at various events such as premieres and private screenings.


Friday, October 31, 2014

Three Horizon Productions Announces ”The Kiss”




Three Horizons Productions Announces “The Kiss


The Kiss Movie is a psychological/horror thriller written/directed by Remi Vaughn, starring Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Dexter, The Chronicles of Young Indiana Jones, Powder) and Caterina Murino (Casino Royale, The Odysseus, Zen, Taxi Brooklyn). The Kiss script has been called a gritty, unique, provocative, and highly visual screenplay. A story that’s never been done before, not your run-of-the-mill horror thriller. Industry professionals have compared The Kiss to Black Swan for its artistic sensibility blended with the thriller components of the Silence of the Lambs and Perfume.


In The Kiss, the two main characters (played by Sean and Caterina) are artists who have created an eerie and surreal world – a world that blends science and art.

Emerging artists will work with master artists such as Zarco Guerrero, a Multi-Award-Winning Mask Maker; Kelly Mann, an Emmy Award-Winning Special Makeup Artist; and Rob Cobasky, a highly recognized horror Sculptor. Our commitment to all the artists on the project is to provide them with the opportunity to display their artwork at Premiere and Private Screening Events, so they can build their fan base for their current and future artwork.


Check out these links for more information on “The Kiss”:


Twitter: http://twitter.com/threehorizons

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekissbyremivaughn
Instagram: http://instagram.com/threehorizons
Tumblr: http://remivaughn.tumblr.com/
http://www.thekiss-movie.com/
http://www.threehorizonsproductions.com/





Monday, October 27, 2014

SINBAD: THE FIFTH VOYAGE, featuring Patrick Stewart and Shahin Sean Solimon, sailing home this December!



Set sail for the adventure of the year when Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage washes up on shore December 2.

Written, directed, executive produced, and starring Shahin Sean Solimon, Sinbad - narrated by the inimitable Patrick Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past) - is a crowd-pleasing throwback to the classic adventure yarns of yesteryear!

Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage will be available on VOD on December 2, with the DVD to follow on February 3, 2015.



OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: 

When the Sultan's first born daughter, Princess Parisa, is abducted by an evil sorcerer, Sinbad is tasked with traveling through a desert of magic and mythical creatures to save her. He must defeat the Cyclops, the Goliath Crab, and the legendary Rok Bird to escape with their lives. Starring Shahin Sean Solimon, Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lorna Raver (Drag Me to Hell), Isaac C. Singleton Jr (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl), Sadie Alexandru (TVs Mad Men), and Said Faraj (TVs 24).


 








Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sleeping Flower (Short Film) - Review



Sleeping Flower is a short film written, directed, and produced by Tom Smith. The film stars Jessica Sargent as Daisy and Edward Stagg as Grandfather John. It was filmed on location in Bournemouth and at Poole Harbour, Dorset, United Kingdom

Daisy awakes one morning to find her Grandfather John missing from his usual kitchen spot. In a panic, Daisy searches and makes phone calls to no avail. Finally a phone call comes in that sends Daisy forty miles away to where her Grandfather has walked. 

Grandfather John has trekked to the harbor to reflect on his life and give floral tributes to his 'sleeping flower' who he misses greatly.  

We are given the impression that Daisy is the only one that keeps a close eye on her grandfather. I am surprised by the fact that the grandfather did not question or act the least bit surprised that young Daisy was suddenly at beside him at the harbor. 


It is a touching examination of the care Daisy feels for her grandfather and melancholy twist to Grandfather John's life.
 The music choice is fitting to the tone of the film. 



 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey - Interview with Josh Miller



Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey” is a feature documentary starring Josh Miller, directed by Justin Moe and produced by Josh Miller, Ron Newcomb, Justin Moe, Phillip Keller III, and Joe Burke.


With devastating job losses across the United States, Josh Miller undergoes a thirty day journey through America to discover does the “Made In America” brand really mean anything to people anymore. 



Josh explores the potential causes of these job losses and searches for answers about the economy. He speaks with economists, historians, business owners, and people from all walks of life. During his journey, Josh attempts to live off of only “Made in USA” products to the best of his ability. The story becomes a quest to find out if Americans can change the course of the country, and Josh seeking to discover if the American Dream still exists.



We had an opportunity to chat with Josh about “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey”:






Website:  www.usa30days.com


Facebook fanpage:  www.facebook.com/themadeinusaguy


Twitter: @usa30days


Official Trailer:  http://youtu.be/xZck_itZHgI


K'Nex Toys Clip: http://youtu.be/v4DaANLdSDE


Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey” is available on iTunes and will be available on Amazon Instant at the end of October.