Friday, August 12, 2011

News You Can Use!



From the folks at Fatal Pictures comes the film Familiar. I'm excited to check this one out for a couple of reasons. The first being the talented folks behind the production. We reviewed their fantastic short Worm not too long ago (click here for the skinny). The second, it stars Robert Nolan who played the twisted lead in the aforementioned film. I haven't seen a performance quite like his in some time and he just played his character with such maniacal brilliance that I couldn't wait to see what he did next. And it looks like I might find out soon enough.

Art for the film can be seen to the very left of this here post and a brief synopsis and more about the film's details can be found below.

FATAL PICTURES presents FAMILIAR

Through a series of tragic events a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Starring: Robert Nolan Astrida Auza & Cathryn Hostick

Cinematography & Co Producer: Michael Jari Davidson Special Effects by: Ryan Louagie Carlos Henriques & Steven Dawley Produced by: Zach Green Written & Directed by: Richard Powell

http://www.fatalpictures.com/
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Congrats to our friends over at MonsterPants Productions on getting distribution for their zany Christsploitation horror romp, Satan Hates You through TLA 's Danger After Dark imprint.

Be on the lookout for this one in October as it gets a proper DVD and VOD release. More news to come.



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Friend of PoT and fellow blogger Joe Lopez aka the Terror Scribe, is unleashing his first production, a short film, upon the unsuspecting masses! I had a chance to check it out and it's a neat little nightmarish flick with Lovecraftian themes.

More info about it including an upcoming screening can be found below.

A rare book dealer receives a strange book with a small note that reads only, "The world must know." As he attempts to decipher the contents, he finds himself faced with deeper and darker levels of occult knowledge that chips at his sanity.

“Annotated”, a short film of Lovecraftian horror adapted from an original story, is the first film by a dedicated collection of first-time film makers. Calling themselves “the TerrorScribe Mafia,” the group is made up of writer/director Joe Lopez, cinematographer Keith Bates, makeup effects artist Tammy Dupal and producer Stacia Langenheder.

“Annotated” is also an official selection of the 2011 Unnameable Blood Bath Film Festival which will be held August 20th at the historic Texas Theater in Dallas, Texas.



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And last, but certainly not least, the fantastic short Alice Jacobs is Dead can now be streamed for FREE on Hulu (review here).

I've long been a fan of this film and I had the honor and privilege of screening it at last year's edition of the Crypticon Horror Convention in Seattle. Starring Adrienne Barbeau and John Lazar, Alice tells the story of a doctor who's determined to find a cure for a disease that has afflicted much of humanity. But what lengths will he go to find one and will it compromise his life in more ways than one?




2 comments:

Matt-suzaka said...

That's great that Alice Jacobs is on Hulu now. Been wanting to check that out since you championed it way back when.

Planet of Terror said...

Definitely check it out good sir and lemme know your thoughts.