The biggest selling point of any film is the trailer, some trailers come to us in the form of a short film. The brains behind the new horror anthology, Volumes of Blood, put together a short film to help get their film made. Say hello to ThePreylude: A Volumes of Blood Short Film, (no that is not a spelling error) the short that started it all.
The Preylude was written and directed by P.J. Starks and stars Shelby Miller, Robert Denton and Chad Ray as “The Hood”. The concept for the short is fantastic, and what makes it even more scary, it is completely believable as the given situation has and could happen. Chad Ray makes for one intimidating villain, his large stature and Kane Hodder-like movements only add to the greatness of ThePreylude.
With just under 7 minutes to tell the story, ThePreylude gets straight to the point. There are no unnecessary fillers, the entire short is filled with only quality content. The cliffhanger ending will leave you wanting more.
What does ThePreylude: A Volumes of Blood Short Film entail?
The fifth unsuspecting victim is stalked by a sociopath hell bent on making her suffer. Will she survive or will she die trying?
Attention all filmmakers, the annual ScareFest Film Festival is currently taking submissions. If you have created a film, feature length or short, you are welcome to apply. This year’s festival host is Izzy’s Little Creepers (Haunted Attractions and Events).
Film formats must be DVD or Blu-ray. You must have your submission in by July 25th. What does your entry fee cover? Well, obviously your film’s entry, but it also includes 2 weekend passes. Simply print out the submission form, fill it out, and mail it to Izzy’s Little Creepers (901 N. Miles Street, Elizabethtown, KY 42701), be sure to include your entry fee. You can find the form HERE.
Your film could be seen by talent from Phantasm, American Horror Story, Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Robert Mukes (House of 1000 Corpses), horror legend Sid Haig and many others from the horror and paranormal communities.
For more information on the ScareFest Film Festival, be sure to visit scarefestcon.com.
Hollywood can’t seem to keep up with the gruesome, fast paced world of horror, so independent horror is in even higher demand. In a vast world of remakes, indie saves the day again. Necro Girls and Team Necro are to the horror rescue with their upcoming film CANNIBILLIES.
Cannibillies will star names that some may recognize through the convention and horror circuit and of course, Necro Girls Magazine. Some of these names include Jami Pass Cullen, Gina Heartless (Lucy Fur), Adam Rogers, Shamus Donnelly, Megan Pillar and many more.
What is Cannibillies?
Eve is a single mother who raised her three children the best that she could. Eve’s children all were brought up with the word of God. A sense of right and wrong. The art of self-reliance. And a belief that nothing is more powerful than the bond of blood. To the outsider, they appeared a loving family that relied on each other, and the bountiful gifts that God brought them. To those that stepped foot into Eve’s house, like Abigail and her friends, they saw a different side. The side that stayed hidden behind the front door of the Iscariot house. The side that was just out of view from anyone passing by. The dark side. Genesis, chapter 9, verse 3; “Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” Abigail and her friends would not only be killed here, but would also become food for the Iscariot table.
No official release date has been set, but you will “meat” the Iscariot family in 2015. For more information on Cannibillies, the cast and crew and further updates, be sure to like the Cannibillies Facebook page and follow them on Instagram (@cannibillies).
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As many of you know, I love to support independent projects. I was approached about spreading the word about a new project called Midnight Diner.
What is Midnight Diner?
A hardboiled genre anthology with a Christian slant. No restrictions on God, no restrictions on reality. Didactic preachy works are dismissed unceremoniously; we’re looking for high quality works that are uncompromising in craft, content, and quality.
Like many independent projects, Midnight Diner needs a bit of help getting off the ground. They could use some help with funding. You can help Midnight Diner by going to their indiegogo campaign and donating. Just like all other indiegogo campaigns, there are perks for every donation amount. There are 13 days left to fund Midnight Diner. Their goal is $2,500.
If you can not donate, but you are an advocate of original independent projects, you can help spread the word of about Midnight Diner by liking their Facebook page, visiting and sharing their official website, and of course spreading around their indigogo campaign.
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