Scream queen legend Tiffany Shepis joins cast of The Pickaxe Murders III: The Final Chapter. Though many actresses use the moniker quite liberally, Shepis has earned the title SCREAM QUEENhaving starred in over 100 films in the course of her career, from her start as "Peter" in Troma's TROMEO & JULIET when she was a teenager, to more recent genre fair like the phenomenal FRANKENSTEIN SYNDROME (directed by her husband Sean Tretta), and MODEL HUNGER (directed by fellow SCREAM QUEEN LEGEND DEBBIE ROCHON). Pickaxe is lining up an allstar cast, and production will take place in Houston this fall. We are definitely looking out for this one.
Fans can follow along at the Official Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pickaxemovie
Killing Mr. Right, a devious horror/thriller from Kerosene Films, goes into production in July and will be filmed entirely in Houston. Starring Kerry Beyer (Walker TX Ranger, Spirit Camp), Elizabeth Jackson and Brittney Karbowski (Puncture), is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Beyer, also co-founder of the horror film festival SplatterFest says "It’s a disturbing film that gets under your skin, and it will keep you guessing. It will definitely make you think twice about the person you are dating." Rounding out the cast is John Lansch (Hijacked), Amy Morris (Longmire), Deke Anderson (Green Lantern), Chad Thackston, Marcus Sabom, Kelly Byrns, Belinda Pippin and Michelle Jones. The film is scheduled for a 2014 release. Kerosene Films is a Houston based production company that specializes in genre content, distributing worldwide.
Here's a look at the first poster for Killing Mr. Right.
Want to meet Anthony Michael Hall? Star of The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Edward Scissor Hands, The Dead Zone and more... Well, now's your chance!
Hall will be appearing at this year's SplatterFest horror film festival and convention in Houston at the Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park. An autograph signing session will take place, along with a Q&A, and a special night of screenings on October 6th.
VIP ticket holders will have priority access, and tickets will be available soon on the SplatterFest website.
This is the third year for the horror festival, which also sponsors a short film competition where filmmakers have a weekend to write, shoot and edit a horror short film. Grand prize is a Canon t4i camera, and will be awarded to the winner by Hall.
Filmmaker registration is now open, with the competition dates Sept 7-9th, and films will screen at the Alamo Drafthouse. The festival runs Oct. 2-6th, with Hall appearing for one day only on the 6th.
This event is sure to sell out, so reserve your spot ASAP.
As a fan of the original Red Dawn, the reboot looks AWESOME! Check out this new trailer with Chris Hemsworth and Houston's own Brett Cullen. You can catch Brett as the Congressman in the Dark Knight Rises, and in the upcoming 42 with Harrison Ford.
Check out the new trailer for The Day, from Anchor Bay. A group of post apocalyptic survivors take a last stand for survival in an abandoned farm house. Watching the trailer, we can't help but draw parallels between The Day, and Night of the Living Dead (which is not a bad thing).
The trailer looks really good, and Houston Movie News will be heading to the theater August 29th for it's release.
The Day stars Shawn Ashmore (X-Men), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Michael Eklund (The Divide), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan (ABC’s “Lost”, Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Shannyn Sossamon (A Knight’s Tale).