Monday, April 18, 2011

New horror titles from Midnight Releasing

Midnight Releasing is a Scottsdale, Arizona based independent horror entertainment  distrbutor that I literally stumbled across on these here internets. I was excited to find a DVD label right here in my own back yard. I haven't checked out their films as of yet but here's what's on their slate April thru June. Theres a martial art/wendigo extravaganza, creepy dolls, backwoods zombie horror, a deadly house filled with college co-eds featuring scream Tiffany Shepis and a horror anthology. Check 'em and out and support independent horror cinema.

HORRID (2009)
Release Date: April 5th 2011

LABEL: Midnight Releasing
DURATION: 92 mins
DIRECTOR: James Pronath

CAST: Kevin Kiser Liz Ribarchek Kyle Berg Amber Rae Halama, Chase Stoeger Lindsey Gagliano Josh Mijal and Rex Sikes
TAGLINE: Take a trip to the north woods, but don’t plan on going home.

SYNOPSIS: Come visit the beautiful north woods. Enjoy the changing of the leaves, the vast chain of lakes, bountiful hunting and fishing, and great snowmobile trails. Relax at one of our many resorts or find yourself part of a genetic experiment testing deadly viruses. Three friends travel north for a bachelor party weekend full of babes, booze and unexpected encounters. Oblivious to what is happening around them the three find themselves trapped as a cannibalistic diseases, developed by the military, transforms the townspeople into ravenous zombies.

- Deleted Scenes

- Interview with Director
- Outtakes
- Makeup FX of Horrid
- Unreleased Trailers
- Audio Commentary
- Interview with Cast

Release Date: April 15th 2011

LABEL: Midnight ReleasingSYNOPSIS: The Sackett family never had a chance. Attacked in their home by an intruder, the couple and their three children were slashed to ribbons, decapitated, eviscerated. One year later, a group of college students moves into the so-called “Whack-it House” on a mission not only to complete a senior project, but discover the identity of the killer and get justice at last.

DURATION: 86 mins
DIRECTOR: Scott Keyon Barker
CAST: Robbie Daymond, Jaime Perkins, Chris Burnham, Tiffany Shepis, Andre Mazire
TAGLINE: Evil Needs An Audience.

Luis, whose father was a police detective, has all the files on the case. Marc is a computer wiz, responsible for setting up and maintaining the surveillance equipment, computer and website that the group will be using. Deke, with his alpha dog personality, is the group’s de facto leader. The guys are joined by Lynne, a sexy B movie actress now completing her media arts degree; Kim-Ly, a petite but scrappy Vietnamese martial artist; and Cody, a Native American student who senses early on that something is not right.

Each night they re-enact one of the Sackett family murders. And each time, something goes wrong. Tempers flare … blood flows … and then the threatening phone calls begin. Soon, the group has more questions than they have answers: Who really killed the Sacketts? And has he come back for more …?

- Behind the Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Trailer
- Audio Commentary

Release Date: May 3rd 2011

LABEL: Midnight Releasing

DURATION: 90 mins
DIRECTOR: Leonard Kabasinski Jr.

CAST: Brian Anthony, Cheyenne King, Leon South, Amara Offhaus, KK Ryder

TAGLINE: These woods hold an evil secret…..a myth never to be awakened….linked by human flesh!

SYNOPSIS: For Hundreds of years, Native American culture has believed in the evil cannibalistic spirit know as “the Wendigo”. For those who had taken part in cannibalism, no matter the reason, it was said “the Wendigo” would then take possession of the person’s body and soul. Once the Wendigo would take possession of the human host, the host would develop and insatiable desire to eat human flesh.

In the deep woods of Northern Pennsylvania, A small town sheriff is investigating a bloody crime scene. On the scene, he meets beautiful Angeni Stonechild , a traveling physician doing work in the area. During the investigation, the two stumble upon FBI Agents, two individuals under their witness protection program, dead bodies, and a whole slew of hired hitmen out to ensure the witnesses never make it to trial. With a trail of mutilated bodies piling up, the sheriff and Angeni must not only confront the dangerous assassins but also find away to destroy….the Wendigo!

- Audio Commentary with Director Len Kabasinski, producer DeAnna Visalle, and Actress KK Ryder

Release Date: May 3rd 2011

LABEL: Midnight Releasing

DURATION:  90 mins
DIRECTOR: Steve Sessions
CAST: Donna Hamblin,  Lucien Eisenach, Donny Versiga
TAGLINE: The House isn’t haunted. It’s you. It’s as if you’ve been cursed . .

SYNOPSIS:  From “highly-underrated writer/director Steve Sessions” (, comes a new tale of hoodoo and horror.

Starring Donna Hamblin (Mark of the Astro Zombies), SINISTER explores a world where submerged burlap dolls filled with hair and graveyard dirt spells bathtub drownings for unsuspecting enemies . . . . and the murdering dead come back to life at the whim of a madman!

A voodoo conjure man (Lucien Eisenach) has moved into town with a bag of tricks and a short temper. Unwittingly, Emily (Donna Hamblin) crosses his path and provokes his wrath. As the nightmare of his curse progresses, Emily enlists the aid of her brother (Donny Versiga) to find out what’s happening and try to reverse his hex before it’s too late!

- Unreleased Trailers

- Audio Commentary

Release Date: June 7th 2011

LABEL: Midnight Releasing
DURATION: 108 mins
DIRECTOR: Anthony G. Sumner

CAST: Deneen Melody, Alan Rowe Kelly, Toya Turner, Kaylee Williams

TAGLINE: At Home, At Work, At Play…Terror is Never Far Away.

SYNOPSIS: 3 SLICES OF LIFE captures the struggle of a young amnesiac as she looks for clues to her identity within the drawings of three sketchbooks. Her world soon devolves into a harrowing nightmare as bloodsucking parasites, zombies, serial killers, demon children, rabid office workers and angry embryos spring to gory life from the pages of her sketchbooks.

A lowly clerk at a nano technology firm unleashes a deadly virus at the office headquarters, giving new meaning to the term corporate zombie.

As local girls begin to disappear, a young pregnant woman is haunted by visions of evil demonic children hell bent on stealing her unborn fetus.

A young brother and sister on the run from a sexually abusive home life, take refuge in a countryside Victorian manor- only to discover the monsters hidden in this house have been looking for a new home.

Convinced that the characters from these books are roaming around the motel, Mira's reality begins to crumble. Are these visions real or is she going insane? Desperate, Mira turns to the motel caretakers (Marv Blauvelt and Helene Alter-Dyche), only to discover the true evil bound in the flesh covered books and the destiny they hold for her.

A throwback to old school anthology horror movies, filmmakers Anthony G. Sumner and Eric Richter have created a chiller with something scary for everyone.

- Audio Commentary
- Behind the Scenes
- Early Short JITTERS

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