Thursday, September 22, 2016

Upcoming Movies From October Coast Publicity --Leopard, Stray, Virgin Hunters 2, Mommy's Box, Hunting Ground & Evil Gene

Dark, Thrilling Leopard premieres On Demand this September

The Night Shift’s Eoin Macken writes, directs and stars in this year’s most unique and thrilling film experience, out this September from Osiris Entertainment 

From Eoin Macken, best known as Dr. TC Callahan on the hit NBC medical drama The Night Shift, comes the dark and disturbing Leopard, out this month from Osiris Entertainment.

Paris, Texas meets The Wicker Man in a unique, powerfully-performed thriller about two disconnected brothers ostracised by the small village community surrounding them who reunite when their father dies.
“Beautiful, heartbreaking, dark and yet luminous” (At a Glance Mag), the chilling Leopard features  award-worthy performances from Macken (The Night Shift, Merlin, The Tudors), Tom Hopper (Black Sails) and Jack Reynor (Transformers : Age of Extinction).  Written and directed by Eoin Macken.

Inspired by Jim Steinback’s East of Eden, Leopardfixes on two separated brothers Tom and Jack, who are cold-shouldered by the Irish village they live in. Jack returns after 5 years with the sudden and unexplained death of their father and the brothers are immediately at odds with one another. Jack’s presence pushing Tom’s loner mentality into a dangerous psychosis and opening an old wound with the locals as to why he originally left. Things take a surreal turn when they find a girl apparently left for dead in the moors and Tom becomes wildly obsessed with looking after her. What follows is beautiful, tragic and bizarre, as the brothers search for a resolution to their past and their relationship to one another in this mesmerizing tale of love, violence and redemption.

Leopard is available On Demand this month from Osiris Entertainment. Trailer below:

In the vein of Sling Blade, award-winning thriller Stray on Demand this September

A killer decides to settle down in a small town and start a family. But first she has to find the right guy to help make it happen, whether he wants to or not.Stray, boasting an award-winning screenplay from writer-director Nena Eskridge, premieres On Demand on Amazon Prime this September from Indie Rights.

Official Synopsis : Stray begins on an idyllic countryside meadow: a willow tree bending over an azure pond, farm animals grazing on hilly fields, and–suddenly–a young woman, Jennifer (Gabrielle Stone, Speak No Evil), rolls out of a van and away from a male assailant. She stabs him and escapes narrowly into the forest, with nothing but a small pink knapsack.
Jennifer lands in the sedate and equally idyllic Chestnut Hill, picking up shifts at a local bar, and finding a friend in Greg (Dan McGlaughlin, Zombie Killers : Elephant’s Graveyard), the bar’s owner. But Jennifer isn’t content to remain friends. She quickly comes between Greg and his fiancée Sarah (Samantha Fairfield Walsh, Funny Bunny) by falling pregnant and claiming Greg as the father of her child. But just as she is on the brink of becoming a part of a family, her hidden, unspeakable past catches up to her, which spells disaster for all who have come to know her in Chestnut Hill.
Is it possible for Jennifer to break the cycle and overcome her violent history, or will she flee again, doomed to remain a wandering stray?
Stray is out now on Amazon Prime  from Indie Rights.
Trailer below:


Move over Blair Witch, We’ve found new VIRGIN HUNTERS 2 footage!

The sequel to the cult classic sci-fi sex romp, Virgin Hunters, comes to DVD October 7 with newly-filmed scenes.

Full Moon Entertainment pops cherries this October with VIRGIN HUNTERS 2 on DVD October 7!

Combining scenes shot in the ‘90s – which went missing for upwards of two decades to create a truly inimitable, retro movie! – with new footage shot today, VIRGIN HUNTERS 2 is an instant classic 20 years in the making!

Shot before anyone had even heard of the Blair Witch or the Cloverfield operation, VIRGIN HUNTERS 2 is a “true” found footage film that puts you smack bang into the [naughty] action!

Amber Newman, Dru Berrymore, Jerry Banks, Tina Tyler, Nikki Steel, Joel Lawrence, and Craig Steep are [un] dressed to kill, with Golden Globe Nominee Morgan Fairchild (Friends, Falcon Crest) making a special appearance.

Unsatisfied by her LEX 500 sex robot, Mega-Conglomerate overlord and Supreme Commander of the World Alliance, Camella Swales, has banned all forms of sex.  The future is a serene and productive place, but no one is getting it on!  The world is full of virgins and the government has laced the food with passion suppressants.  Lusty pockets of freedom fighters are planning a sexual revolution, but are resigned to the sewers, where they film their amorous encounters for pirate broadcast to the world above.  

Enter the ALTERRIANS: an erotic race of virgin huntingsexual predators.  They’ve come to Earth with one thing on their minds, and they won’t let a worldwide ban on sex stop them from enjoying their vacation.  Teaming up with BETH, their human companion and nymph in training, the VIRGIN HUNTERS set out on an orgasmic mission of galactic proportions.  But will they overcome the tepid masses and teach humanity to lust again?

One of the most anticipated movies of the season” (The LA Times), Mommy’s Box releases in theaters and digital September 30 from Indie Rights.

An award-winning film that “restores your faith in independent filmmaking” (NJ), Johnny Greenlaw’s rich tapestry of drama, laughs and music fixes on a young man’s exploration into a disarrayed past and uncertain future. It’s a journey that critics call “amazing, heartfelt, artistic and completely captivating.”*

Nick, a music producer in New York City, is dealing with his own demons and chemical dependency as he gets the news of his mentally unstable mothers death. He returns home to Long Island for the wake, where family secrets are revealed, forcing him to confront the lingering influence of his mother even after her death. Back home, Nick finds a new love and a sense of spirituality he never believed in. By retracing his Mothers steps to learn more about her, he starts to find himself. This leads him on a journey he never expected and ultimately onto the path to redemption.

“Walk away uplifted”** from Mommy’s Box from writer-director Johnny Greenlaw and Indie Rights this September.

Featuring an excellent cast including Johnny Greenlaw , Bill Sorvino, Carly Brooke, Joe D'Onofrio, David Harris, Gina Scarda, Kelly Karavites, Jen Dorcic, John Dorcic, Tom Rizzuto, Aimee Berlin, Will Mercado, Dylan Gutheil, RJ Meyer, Christine Copley, Sean King, and Alex Leonn, Mommy’s Box releases September 30 at Arena Cinema Hollywood and on VOD.
*Ava Luck  **

For Immediate Release : High Octane Films sells Bigfoot horror!

Uncork’d Entertainment is set to distribute the award-winning creature feature HUNTING GROUNDS, sales agent High Octane Pictures announced today. 

Winner Best Sci-Fi Horror Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2015, writer-director John Portanova’s acclaimed film sees a fractured family forced to go up against an angry clan of Bigfoot.

Festival audiences and horror critics have gone crazy for the story of a father and son, forced to move to an old cabin in the woods after a devastating tragedy, who unearth a tribe of Sasquatch.

Galen Christy, head of High Octane Pictures, says “We are so excited to be working with Uncork’d Entertainment again. They are a fantastic, solid company and we know that the film will be in good hands with them”

Keith Leopard, president of Uncork’d Entertainment, adds "Being from the Pacific Northwest I’ve always been fascinated with the legend. John's movie offers such a great take on the subject, I think audiences will love it!".

Written and directed by John Portanova and produced by horror label The October People, HUNTING GROUNDS stars Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo, D'Angelo Midili, and Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr (Criminal Minds).

Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute film domestically.  Date TBC.

What if evil wasn’t a choice? 

Supernatural’s Richard Speight Jr and Murder in the First’s Cameron Richardson encounter The Evil Gene this September!

Writer-director Kathryn F.Taylor’s unique carafe of  suspense and spook premieres on VOD and DVD 9/6 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

FBI Agent Griff Krenshaw (Speight Jr) is sent to a top-secret prison and research facility where the U.S. government has segregated federal inmates possessing the so-called "evil gene," a rare genetic defect that triggers violent, psychotic breakdowns in those who carry it. As Griff attempts to investigate the death of the facility's head researcher, he becomes convinced that there's an evil force at work in the prison . . . and it isn't human.

Lindsey Ginter (Argo), Anthony L.Fernandez (The Wedding Ringer), Gene Gabriel (The Boatman), Ted Heyck (Criminal Minds) and James Crosby (NCIS) co-star in a thought-provoking chiller that stays with you until the black kicks in.

The Evil Gene will be available September 6 digitally on iTunes, Xbox, Google, Vudu, Amazon, DirecTV, Dish and more. Also available on DVD from Walmart and Family Video.

Thank you for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

Friday, September 16, 2016

Little Shop of Movies Review: The Conjuring 2(Available Now)

Story Synopsis:

In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, England, where single mother Peggy Hodgson believes that something evil is in her home. When Peggy's youngest daughter starts showing signs of demonic possession, Ed and Lorraine attempt to help the besieged girl, only to find themselves targeted by the malicious spirits.

Having only just watched the first film the night before as a refresher as it has been a while since I watched it. I made the unfair expectations of this also being a major scare fest. We have the solid story as this is all based on fact as we did in the first film.
This film is more worried about characters then what goes bump in the night. We still have all this of course, however this is on a different plate here not trying to copy or duplicate the first film in any manner.
Patrick Wilson(left) plays Ed Warren and Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren she is easily one of my favorite actresses , great in everything she does. This is a great pairing of these 2 actors they work well together , connected in their work and each other and the parts they are playing.
For those of you who are easily scared there are scenes that will make you jump , but I felt this one was more about the family in England than it was about the demon and man above. There are some effective shots but the majority of the camera work left the viewer as an outsider at least early on in the film, got back to regular camera work later on.
Madison Wolfe(above)plays Janet and what an amazing actress is playing both the nervous child as the man enters the room she is in, as well as the child possessed(below)
Wish the award shows that that always arrive with spring would take horror films with more merit than they do normally. Without the Chainsaw Awards that are done by Fangoria Magazine each year there are not that many globally that even pay attention or award anything horror. Animated films get more respect than horror, they even have their own categories. 
A good number of people often discredit horror as stupid or a waste of time etc, I am not big on musicals or romance films but each to their own. There is some great work being done in this overlooked genre, some also not good at all. But that goes for any genre of film.
Even as children parents often read their children bedtime stories written by the Brothers Grimm which ended up causing a lot of our nightmares and as we grow older we either like remembering those scares or just want to forget them all together , I chose to re-live mine.
The family in this story is real and so is the great casting of the young actors as well. What is different here is there is not the typical bickering as we see in any and all films with young kids but instead the mother here has raised a strong family support group which makes this even a better story than initially was written I am sure.

The adults also add the part of non believers , realists and some that share in their beliefs and want to help. The church overall needs documented facts before they will send a priest in to do an exorcism of a soul or a house. With only some audio of the young girl possessed , they get some footage of her trashing the kitchen they were meant to believe was done by the demon. This leads the Warren's on a trip back to the US , but wait something else occurs to them. The latter part of the film wraps up a little too completely but not enough to disappoint, but would  have liked a bigger finale.
 All in all I found it to be a great ghost story and the evil nun to the right was an actual demon , who also is getting a spin off movie soon as did the doll Annabelle from the first film.

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Anthony Nadeau

Thursday, September 15, 2016

CD Review: Medevil-Conductor Of Storms(Available Now)Asher Media Relations

Hearing this album only resonates with me and many others why this band placed in the top 6 out of 100 bands in last years Waken Metal Battle Canada.
Taking a great chunk of what some great classic bands like RUSH, Iron Maiden and some other greats they have written some very versatile and somewhat complex songs, through this 8 song album.
I had the pleasure of seeing them play live a few years back and enjoyed their entire set, they have a great energy on stage and a great strength of musicianship as well.
For a debut album this is some fantastic stuff they have compiled here for the ears.
Here is a taste of what they offer:

Ever growing as a band the great title song builds slowly and awesomely as well, until.....yes you guessed a great guitar solo.
This will go down as one of the better albums of the year for me, overall this is some great music.

In the over saturated market that is music there are few bands that can stand out on their own. Make their own sound while using the influences they may have heard over the course of their lives.
Hailing from Chilliwack , BC, Canada this groups talents show no signs of slowing down. That is easy to tell this being their debut album , this is a welcome friend to lovers of metal.
"The Fabled Uxoricide" is an amazing singular song that deserves some appreciation of the depth of the songwriting skills here clocking in at exactly 12 ninutes in length. This band shows their love of bands like Metallica & Iron Maiden that are usually known for their lengthy story telling songs with some great music.

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Anthony Nadeau

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Beta Test Science Fiction Thriller Hits Home(Available Now)October Coast

                              Now available on DVD & VOD

Beta Test is a  decent action film with a small similarity to that of Tron(1982)just that a person from our world is trapped in the gamer's world and has to do their bidding.

Story Synopsis:
 Champion gamer Max Troy discovers events in a new video game are being mirrored in the real world, and must join forces with the game's protagonist, Orson Creed, to unravel the conspiracy before the game's sinister plot overwhelms the city.

 What we have here is Max as stated above is testing a new game where what happens in the game , happens in real life. Many are comparing this to Gamer with Gerard Butler,  I feel however this is a far better film.
Convincing actors able to pull of a film that is not original but with the effort of the entire group this makes for a good thrill ride and the fight scenes are really well choreographed near the end of the film.
 Also the images of the game play are good as well(above)our "hero" in the film Orson Creed is being controlled by a chip planted at the base of his neck (see below)
The story deepens as the men responsible for making Orson play out their wishes in the game, have a pawn if you will -they have his wife and if he does not do their bidding they will kill his wife.
Yes I know seen this so many times but this is a good action film , I really enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I may.
Action films are only as good as their villains are said a wiseman(Gene Siskel) and he was right. I have seen so many action films where the rest of the film was fine but missing that really good villain --there is one here in Kinkaid(Linden Ashby-left)
A decent story and good character development are key here and even though the payoff is what I expected I was still thrilled to see how it all turned out.

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Anthony Nadeau