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Monday
Sep292014

2 Awesome Indiegogo Campaigns

Check out Black Box Subscribtions started by Vixx of Axis for monthly gothic goodies.

 

Also, FearCast is hosting our own fundraising campaign for new equipment as well as promotional items (shirts, stickers, wristbrands, etc) and web hosting.

Sunday
Apr202014

Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.


Looking to get in on the campy "Sharknado" phenomenon, Animal Planet
has set its own horror film from The Asylum -- the same people behind
"Sharknado" -- called "Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys," set
to premiere this Memorial Day weekend.

The two-hour scripted movie stars Shannen Doherty ("Beverly Hills,
90210"), Christopher Lloyd ("Back to the Future") and Jason Brooks
("Days of Our Lives"), and is directed by James Cullen Bressack
("Pernicious"). Doherty and company battle lampreys -- eel-like fish
with huge teeth and funnel-shaped mouths -- after they slide their way
into the city's sewer system and start terrorizing the residents of a
small Michigan town.

Brooks plays Michael, a fish and wildlife expert who moves to the town
with his wife, Cate (Doherty), after being summoned by the town mayor,
Akerman (Lloyd), to help deal with its attacking fish problem.
("River Monsters" star Jeremy Wade also makes a cameo.)

But with these blood-suckers on the loose, the town's residents
quickly learn that a casual dip in the pool or routine trip to the
toilet can turn deadly as the lampreys hunt for their next victim.

The logline states, "There is absolutely nowhere to run, and no one is safe."

"Blood Lake" will premiere on Sunday, May 25 at 9 p.m. as part of the
network's third annual "Monster Week" (actually nine days long)
programming block.

Other Monster Week specials include "Man-Eating Zombie Cats" -- about
big cats with a thirst for human blood -- and a quest to find a giant
crocodile tormenting a village in "Nature's Most Wanted."

Sunday
Apr202014

ANCHOR BAY FILMS HERALDS THE ARRIVAL OF MR. JONES

“Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist, with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare... From Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein, the producer of the Sundance Film Festival smash hit THE PACT and THE DIVIDE, comes MR. JONES, bowing May 6th on Blu-ray™, DVD and on demand from Anchor Bay Films. Having premiered at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, MR. JONES will also have an exclusive Los Angeles limited theatrical engagement beginning May 2nd.



Scott (Jon Foster of STAY ALIVE) and Penny (Sarah Jones of “Sons Of Anarchy”) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. But they’ll soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist – known only as ‘Mr. Jones’ – lives nearby. He doesn’t like to be disturbed, and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods. When Scott and Penny’s curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones’ comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror

Friday
Mar212014

HOUSE OF DUST

Redding House Asylum. For some, it’s a distant reminder of a time when medical treatment of the clinically insane bordered on torture. For an unsuspecting group of college students, it’s the first stop on a journey into terror! On May 20th, Anchor Bay Entertainment unlocks HOUSE OF DUST on DVD. The chilling possession shocker features a hot young cast including Inbar Lavi (STREET KINGS 2: MOTOR CITY, UNDEREMPLOYED), Steven Grayhm (JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH), Eddie Hassell (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, JOBS), Holland Roden (“TEEN WOLF”), John Lee Ames (DAYS OF DARKNESS), Alesandra Assante, Joy Lauren (“DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES”), Nicole Travolta (“TWO AND A HALF MEN”) and Stephen Spinella (“24”). 

Emma (Lavi) is one of the bright new faces at Camden College. Plagued with visions and voices all her life, she’s now trying to move past her personal demons of schizophrenia, and substitute hallucinations with higher learning. Emma joins her friends when they break into the shuttered remnants of the abandoned Redding House Asylum on campus. When they accidentally shatter canisters holding the ashes of former mental patients and subsequently inhale the dust-filled air, they’re soon possessed by the souls once held within them. One of them happens to be a convicted serial killer from 1959...

Inspired by true events, HOUSE OF DUST opens the door to a nightmare of murder and mayhem.

Thursday
Jan232014

Pre-orders launch for Fright-Rags' Day of the Dead merchandise

The darkest day of horror the world has ever known is upon us. Pre-orders have launched for Fright-Rags' merchandise celebrating George A. Romero's Day of the Dead: http://www.fright-rags.com/day-of-the-dead-preorder-c-43.html

Fright-Rags' limited edition Day of the Dead box set features a shirt designed by Justin Osbourn (available as a T-shirt, girls shirt and zip-up hoodie), along with a canister of rocks taken from the Wampum Mines - the filming location of Day of the Dead. An 11x17 poster and a prismatic sticker round out the set, which is beautifully packed in a collector's box. There are only 500 box sets available, so sizes and quantities are limited.

Zombie aficionados will also want to pick up the limited edition 18x24 screen-printed poster featuring artwork by Gary Pullin. The posters are limited to a mere 200, and each individually-numbered piece is signed by Lori Cardille (who stars in the film as Sarah). Pullin's art is also available on shirts and hoodies. Last but certainly not least is a shirt designed by Jeff Zornow that depicts the gruesome Dr. Tongue leading a horde of undead friends.

These items are now available for pre-order exclusively on Fright-Rags.com until Monday, January 27 at 10am EST. Orders are expected to ship in late-February.

In conjunction with the release, Fright-Rags is hosting a 35mm film screening of Day of the Dead at The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY on January 24th. Details can be found here.

Thursday
Jan232014

SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE

Beautiful sorority babes. An isolated island with nowhere to hide. A crazed killer targeting them one-by-one. Ah, the joys of higher learning... On February 11, 2014, Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE, a master class in girls, gore, carnage and comedy. Guaranteed to tutor you in terror, SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE will be available on DVD for an MSRP of $22.98.

An isolated town full of sexy college girls has a dangerous secret: one girl has gone missing each year for the last 20 years. A big-city cop, in danger of losing his badge, agrees to aid the town’s sheriff in investigating these unsolved disappearances. Quickly they realize that they are dealing with a psychotic killer whose brilliance has been twisted into a taste for terror, torture and sorority sister torment. But when this party gets started, who will graduate – and who

will be held back? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday
Jan102014

Discover overlooked fright flicks in new book HIDDEN HORROR

Having covered the onscreen terror essentials with Horror 101: The A-List of Horror Films and Monster Movies, Aaron "Dr. AC" Christensen is back with a brand new compendium of essays from the brightest and bloodiest genre aficionados around the globe.


Published by Kitley’s Krypt, HIDDEN HORROR: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks features insights from 101 informed enthusiasts the world over, each paying tribute to their favorite overlooked creature feature, moldy oldie or trashy treat. Physical copies are now available from Amazon and other retailers, with a Kindle release scheduled for late January.

 

Contributors include Fangoria’s Tony Timpone and Chris Alexander, Rue Morgue’s Dave Alexander, Monica S. Kuebler and John W. Bowen, HorrorHound’s Kristy Jett, Kenneth Nelson and Nathan Hanneman, Videohound’s Mike Mayo, Twitch’s Dave Canfield, FEARnet’s Lawrence P. Raffel and many more. Cult filmmaker and Blue Underground founder William Lustig (Maniac, Maniac Cop) provides the foreword.

The result is a roster of films as impressive as the bylines, highlighting silent classics such as The Man Who Laughs and The Hands of Orlac alongside foreign horrors like Tombs of the Blind Dead and Tenebrae. Schlocky shockers The Horror of Party Beach and Humanoids from the Deep share space with mind-benders like Possession and The Tenant. With 101 literary love letters to 101 underrated titles, you’ll soon be combing your queues and video shelves to see every last one!

Several of the tome's contributors will be on hand for a book launch party at Spyners Pub in Chicago, IL on January 19 from 3pm - 7pm. In addition to food, drinks, trivia and prizes, physical copies of the book will be available at a discounted price.
For more on HIDDEN HORROR: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks, visit the book on Facebook. Pick up a copy of this essential movie guide on Amazon (US) or Amazon (UK), or request it from your favorite bookseller.

                                                              

"A Long Overdue Addition to the Horror Pantheon!"
- Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

On sale now: http://amzn.to/1cR6utz

 

Wednesday
Dec112013

A LEGEND IS REBORN!


Genre film innovator Charles Band ushers in a new wave of spellbinding contemporary independent horror, cult and exploitation cinema from filmmakers around the globe with newly minted WIZARD Studios imprint.

 

From the fevered mind of maverick cult movie mogul and FULL MOON FEATURES President Charles Band comes the triumphant return of the brand that first brought oddball shock to your living room: WIZARD Studios!

WIZARD Studios is an evolution of Band's iconic WIZARD Video label, the home video imprint that blazed trails in the early 1980's, bringing the world's weirdest horror, fantasy and exploitation films to audiences everywhere via big box rental and sell-through VHS. WIZARD Video (the successor to Band's landmark Meda Home Video label) not only pioneered many concepts in how we watch films, it introduced young audiences to a cavalcade of exciting, erotic, esoteric and avant-garde international genre films and auteurs with such now celebrated pictures as Lucio Fulci's ZOMBIE, Meir Zarchi's I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, Jess Franco's OASIS OF THE ZOMBIES and A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD and Joe D'Amato's MONSTER HUNTER (aka ABSURD). Many of these legendary releases are now highly sought after and WIZARD Video maintains a level of myth among serious film culture collectors.

 

Now, inspired in part by the unprecedented success of Band's Full Moon Streaming initiative (www.FullMoonStreaming.com), WIZARD Video has been reborn, this time as WIZARD Studios, an exciting acquisition program and distribution outfit designed to spotlight rising independent filmmakers and their cutting-edge genre pictures.

Here's how it works:

Filmmakers are invited to submit their feature length, undistributed films to WIZARD Studios and, after an internal screening process from the WIZARD Studios team, a new movie will be selected every week to premiere - with much fanfare, including stills, trailers and other promotional tools - on the WIZARD Studios portal located at FullMoonStreaming.comFilmmakers will then promote their film and share it with cast, crew, friends and family, encouraging them to sign up for a minimum three-month term to FullMoonStreaming.com (a rate of only $18.00).  As soon as the filmmaker signs up just 50 people, he or she will automatically receive a $2,500.00 advance and WIZARD Studios/FULL MOON FEATURES will additionally distribute the film on DVD and other high profile digital platforms. The filmmaker will then receive an additional 50% of all sales from said product. receive an additional 50% of all sales from said product.

 

"We're incredibly excited to re-launch Wizard Studios as a portal to spotlight the best in new genre filmmaking talent," said Full Moon Features and Wizard Studios founder and president, Charles Band.

 

"The spirit of Wizard Video was to always champion films that defied the conventions of the mainstream. We're thrilled to be able to provide an outlet to do this again, working with filmmakers from the ground up to nurture and support their vision." 

 

Visit for details on how you can be part of the new WIZARD STUDIOS cinema streaming and distribution program!  

WIZARD STUDIOS: 
A CLASSIC BRAND. 
EXCITING NEW MOVIES. 
UNLEASHING 2014.

 

Please see the video here at the Wizard Studios page, which features Charles Band himself explaining the concept and reasoning behind this venture! 
Tuesday
Nov052013

Release the Hounds

CDS Premieres New Horror Game Show on MetaCafe and BlackBoxTV Channel on YouTube

Release The Hounds, produced by UK-based Gogglebox Entertainment, features three unsuspecting contestants who enter a forest at dusk in a quest to unlock chests full of prize money. Little do they know that in order to win big, they have to face the scariest challenges ever endured on TV. 

 

To locate the keys to the chests, contestants must enter a field of crucified scarecrows, descend beneath the floorboards in a deserted cabin, and read bedtime stories in the nursery from hell. But the ultimate challenge for them all is to out-run a pack of hounds, trained to guard the cash. If they manage to escape, the money belongs to them.  And if they don’t, the horror has just begun. . .

 

Filmed in a remote forest from dusk through the dead of night, Release The Hounds takes the game show concept to a frightening new level.  With Show Host Reggie Yates as their only connection to the outside world, the contestants must progress through each horrific challenge by keeping their wits and working together.   

 

Sunday
Sep292013

Jamie MUSTgo to Cleveland Clinic ASAP





Here's a pic of me and the only grandpa left and I, at his 'home' in Goshen IN, obviously taken at Christmas last year. Got some of my drive and determination through his genes as he just keeps getting better and better, in his mid 80's! I hope to tell you the same about me VERY soon, as well.




Above is one of Delightfully Demented Doll's curiosities, an immortalized Black Widow. I'm inspired by them, admittedly...

The Dolls of Despair is an all female horror site I founded. You can find most all of our material on our site, dollsofdespair.blogspot.com, plus there's ALWAYS stuff going down on our FaceBook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/DollsofDespair, plus I was running our Twitter account, @tdollsofdespair, plus tumblr and Pinterest as Splatter Flick Chick, all of which have been neglected greatly the past few months due to my fast deteriorating health. 




I've all but taken a 'leave of absence' due to my Lupus/MS/Parkinson's like symptoms and little seizures my Mom SWORE she kept catching me having the past few days she was here (my lil sis had them until she was 16 for other complicated health reasons; Mom was also a special ed teacher for many years). Since I just spent 48 hours in St. V's hospital here in Indianapolis, and have been to the ER twice over the past few months, and NONE of the docs seems to 'get it', I MUST take charge of my own health and get SOME kind of answers and/or additional diagnosis! 

It's maddening to watch your body slowly stop working right, but once your cognition is negatively affected, it's terrifying. YES, I am scared, but I am the baddest 'bitch' I know, hence I WILL keep believing, and searching and trying EVERYTHING in an attempt to get better than I am right now. I refuse to 'give up'!

HOW? Well, The Cleveland Clinic is THE BEST OPTION I have left to pursue. Imagine me, 20 years ago, with big hair buns on opposite sides of head saying "Cleveland Clinic-Mellen, you're my only hope", paraphrasing THE Princess in the original Star Wars Trilogy, because that IS what I'm hoping. I have to continue to find reasons to live, things to motivate me, 'work' in the indie dark arts, get back to my radio show, WHATEVER, to feel like I'm doing SOMETHING besides laying down and giving up, becoming a fat, poor, self pity filled drug addict. NOPE, not my style. 

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/neurological_restoration/depression.aspx

Here is a link to where I am headed, just have to put all the wheels in motion, with the help of my docs, friends and family to get me admitted, NOT just seen for an appointment. This requires careful planning, cooperation from my medical providers (which is fast becoming a dream, especially give the recent Medicare changes this summer), cooperation from my friends who MIGHT be able to drive and or be my advocate, plus gas, housing for them (should teh clinic not have any available at the time) food, you know the deal. PLUS, I've not the insurance to even come CLOSE to covering what this trip will end up costing me. 




Another photo I 'allowed' to be taken in July, acting all 'model silly', without my cane. I'll learn to accept that damn cane, a SMART DECISION on my part, as it can help my quality of life, but I've obviously a long way to go to full acceptance. 

I've faith I can find the right people to help me make that exact thing happen. I need a FULL MRI on my head and neck and a spinal tap, at a minimum, although, if you reasearch just a tad, the link below, it's quite possible they'll do SO MUCH MORE. PLUS these docs run the hospital, not the other way around AND THEY WANT to work together, all manner of specialists, talking to each other, driven to find the root cause, coming to YOU, not the same old usual song and dance I've been living. Mayo, Cleveland and the like WANT TO HELP you, not simply mask symptoms by further attempting to poison me with Big Pharma toxins. THEY ARE ROOT CAUSE FACILITIES that employ only the BEST OF THE BEST. If I have to take more meds, so be it. I WAS on 15 pills a day at one point, and for various reasons, am down to 5 meds now. I prefer "Jamie's Remedies" to toxic waste 'pills' any day!



This horrible quality lil photo always reminds me of why the Dolls of Despair was created. Without the Dolls, I'd not even be typing this to you right now, as HELPING OTHERS IS what keeps me going everyday. I can't even do that anymore, until I get to Cleveland Clinic, as my health has deteriorated, especially my cognitive functions, so fast in the past 6 weeks, I'm flabbergasted, as is everyone who hears me who hasn't talked to me since

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So, we Dolls already have quite a few interested indie artists on board to donate indie art for us Dolls of Despair to 'auction' off to help raise futher money for my fast approaching trip. I HOPE to be on the road by no later than mid-next week, but ANY MONEY, or indie art product, or spreading the word, anything you might want to donate, including your time, sharing a link to this important project, is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED! Claire "Fluff" Llewellyn is donating all proceeds from her first Chicago based, indie short film festival, the Short Bus to Insanity Film Festival! Here's a link, below, to the last Dolls Radio show Fluff was on, talking all about her festival, just recently.

http://dollsofdespair.blogspot.com/2013/08/dolls-radio-hosts-filmmaker-claire.html

Now for a scary pic of me less than 48 hours after my first brain surgery, last year, in May of 2012. NOT sexy, VERY disturbing, but you get a feel for what I've been through since no longer being able to work in mid '09. I had my second brain surgery done on the LEFT side in September last year, right after I interviewed Lance Hanriksen at HHW in Indy! 

http://dollsofdespair.blogspot.com/2012/07/after-brain-surgery-1.html?q=after+brain+surgery

Please contact Delightfully Demented Doll, Debi Ann, on Facebook, or follow her FB pages, and the Dolls FB page, for consistent updates on the Dolls and me. 

https://www.facebook.com/Deadcreepydolls LOTS of creepy stuff
https://www.facebook.com/SurrealisticLowbrowArtist visual art pg
https://www.facebook.com/surrealismrocks?fref=ts --> Debi's FB pg.










Debi is auctioning off a few of her KILLER Dead Creepy Dolls to help raise funds. Just hit one of her pages, or the Dolls FB Page to see the deets, the pics of the dolls she picked to auction to help raise money to get me to Cleveland OH. Here's a few pics of a few of the dolls that I just ADORE! These pictures may not be what she chooses to auction, but you at least should get a lil' idea of what types of dark dolls she's been making, like mad, the past few months!

Here's a link to one of the many vlog entries I did after one of the two brain aneurism surgeries (open craniotomy, the whole enchilada, 7.5 hours right side in May, 4.5 hours on the left side of my skull 3 months later, in 9/12). I've now had "officially" 14 surgeries since I was 25. I'm sick :(

http://dollsofdespair.blogspot.com/2013/02/happy-one-year-anniversary-dolls-of.html?q=brain+surgery

Convention and Film Festival coverage is key to meeting new people in the biz and building relationships with those we already know. The Dolls will expand their coverage of such events, filming video interviews with guest stars and attendees, scheduling interviews for Dolls Radio on theFearCast Network, and any other tasks that help support and market those working in the independent horror genre, whether I am around or not, once well trained by me ;) It's what I've found and am best at being as sick as I am, but I can't go ANYWHERE, can't even drive my own damn truck, right now. SO, if you haven't met me yet, and want to partner with the Dolls (and you should want to, I've great references; just check out my REAL NAME Linked-In page: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=170779573&;trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile) and read the recommendations I amassed after sending out only one mass mailing asking for them, from those I've worked with, at that time, so I think it was early Spring or so...


WISH I had remembered to ask these fine people (one of which is Dolls Zombella Gorejena) to include me a photo from this fun night, earlier this summer! I've so many great friends! Identify yourselves (those in the above pic) as I'm learning all this the hardest way possibleI! I'll be sure to keep adding pics, as I get permission, and TONS of updates, to keep ya'll coming back to see what's new!

The Dolls of Despair are growing, and we've helped many market their products to fans of indie horror and dark art. I foresee plenty more networking and business partnerships being built, better live coverage of horror conventions and film festivals to be done by more than just me, and continued popularity of the Dolls site and Dolls Radio; all attainable goals, with your help and my determination.

Lastly, I've found the Dolls of Despair and ideal platform for female fans of horror to have a voice. We work in the genre, we make dark art, we have purchasing power, and we will continue to build our following. We are the voice of gals who love dark art/horror. The Dolls aspire to be one of the more influential woman owned and operated, indie horror sites, providing you with PR, articles, reviews, and our most popular feature, the Delicious Dude of the Week, featuring HOT GUYS in horror! The opening photo is one of Raz and I; he's one of our more recent, lesser known indie horror hotties.



The Dolls appreciate all your support to help me get well in order for us to continue our exponential growth cycles. We know how difficult is to just get by day-to-day in this world; honestly, as most cannot even pay their own bills, let alone read yet ANOTHER campaign begging for money. I know those of you who see this campaign, have worked with us, are scheduled to, or ARE already, or simply enjoy what we Dolls do, will at the very least share it around! You know, support also consists of following the Dolls social networking sites, reading our posts, sharing our work, partnering with us for Features, hiring us for Press or Marketing services, there are so many examples of how you help us help YOU!

I just need to get better, and all I've been doing, since May '09, is continue to get sicker and sicker. If you can throw my campaign a few bucks, AWESOME, or maybe you'll share our campaign or talk to someone about it, it's all goodness. Please help us continue to spread the love we Dolls continuously give the indie, dark art community by helping me gather as much $$ as possible to rent, and keep gassed up, from Indianapolis, IN to Cleveland, OH ('bout 5.5 hour trip, one way) a comfortable SUV (my body pain is bouncing around in the 7-10 pain scale and I DO NOT make long trips anymore unless I HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE, as they 'tear me up', and once I reach my destination, I'm already all used up and in a wicked pain flare. I have to pay a driver and pay a damn good advocate, since it's hard to understand what I try to say. WIthout an advocate, I've been mistreated every single time I've been taken to ANY ER alone, and the last 3 times I've been admitted (even with my own mother there, as much as she could be)! 

So much has occurred recently, I could write a book to include the true horrors of medicine and doctors including the horrors patients like myself are forced to go through. Suffice it to say, I am having an extremely difficult time right now, and I need to go from the “deconstruction of Jamie” to the rebuilding of Jamie! NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE!

MUCH LOVE TO ALL THE DOLLS OF DESPAIR FOLLWERS, my friends and family, anyone who reads this and shares it, or can donate! Please tell your friends to share this. PLEASE help me at least get better than I am now, as it's abundantly clear, even to some of specialists as of today, why I cannot get good care ANYWHERE in Indy. I'm a mystery case from hell, given the constellation of symptoms, and a new one showed today that has some friends and family screaming Lupus! This nasty red, blistery rash on my precious left breast:( Can't ANY part of me escape my fast failing health, due to 'who knows what'? FINALLY, in closing, I cannot thank ALL OF YOU enough for all you've done, may do, or for simply reading this, for all of you and all that you do DOES matter...