Wildeye Scoops Up New Artwork and Trailer for Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

WildEye Releasing imports a new flavor of horror this May with the domestic release of the acclaimed Aussie cult thriller Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla. The latest film from director Stuart Simpson follows an abused and obsessive ice cream truck driver as his life causes him to snap, with terrifying consequences for all.

Awkward, lonely ice cream truck driver Warren Thompson has two major problems: an unhealthy obsession with a soap opera actress, and a gang of bullies who like to savagely beat him on a regular basis. As Warren slowly slips out of reality and into a psychotic fantasy world to escape his miserable life, a darker, deadlier Warren emerges to deal with his problems and put an end to his tormentors.

Parade Deck Films to Release All Superheroes Must Die 2


Parade Deck Films will release Jason Trost’s All Superheroes Must Die 2: The Last Superhero in limited theaters and VOD during Summer, 2016.

From the Press Release:
For his fifth and most daring film as director, Jason Trost (The FP, All Superheroes Must Die, How to Save Us) brings us All Superheroes Must Die 2: The Last Superhero.

Brought to life with a bone-chilling and brilliant score from acclaimed composer Tori Letzler (“American Horror Story,” Thor: Dark World), Phil Miller’s (How To Save Us) astonishing cinematography, and Trost’s strong directorial instincts, All Superheroes Must Die 2 is poised to be a summer 2016 sleeper hit. The film will get a few festivals under its belt before it goes theatrical and day & date.

“Jason is a visionary filmmaker who has a rabid and passionate fan base, and he is a hell of a guy,” said Parade Deck Films President Michael Ingram, who was impressed with Trost’s last film, How To Save Us, a Parade Deck Films release, and jumped at the chance to work with him again.

Acclaimed journalist Vicky O’Neil (Tallay Wickham) sets out on a quest to uncover the truth behind the murder of small town sweetheart Ally Andrews in a no holds barred documentary. What she uncovers leads her down a dark and twisted rabbit hole into the world of superheroes, where she gets the chance of a lifetime: an exclusive interview with Charge (Trost), the world’s last superhero. As he chronicles his mysterious origins and bloody career, Vicky begins to wonder: Is he still the hero the world remembers, or has he become the villain we all should fear?


Join Golden State Haunts and Valley Investigators of the Paranormal for a special dinner/paranormal investigation February 20 at the haunted Cafe Hidalgo and California Hotel in Fullerton, California

Official Excess Flesh Trailer Will Destroy You


Midnight Releasing is bringing director Patrick Kennelly’s Excess Flesh to DVD and VOD on March 8.  The film was also written by Kennelly as well Sigrid Gilmer and stars Bethany Orr, Mary Loveless and Wes McGee.

Jill is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control — Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.

Join Golden State Haunts and Valley Investigators of the Paranormal for a special dinner/paranormal investigation February 20 at the haunted Cafe Hidalgo and California Hotel in Fullerton, California

Happy Birthday! Careful What You Wish For!


Writer and director Casey Tebo’s Happy Birthday is now in post-production.  The movie features sex, drugs and torture.  We found the new sales are pretty cool.

When two friends embark on a journey to Mexicali for a birthday celebration, they soon realize their psychedelic shenanigans have taken a turn. Sex games, drugs, torture, and eventually held for ransom by the Mexican drug cartel, how did Brady’s birthday dream turn into his worst nightmare?

Dead Rising: Endgame Begins Production


Last year Crackle released the movie Dead Rising: Watchtower based on the video game Dead Rising.  Now they’ve begin production on the sequel Dead Rising: Endgame.  Check out the press release below.

From the Press Release:
Crackle, Sony’s free streaming network, and Legendary Digital Media has announced that production has kicked off in Vancouver on Dead Rising: Endgame, the sequel to last year’s successful original feature film, Dead Rising: Watchtower. The sequel drops us into the zombie-infested quarantined zone of East Mission City where investigative reporter Chase Carter must stop a secret government conspiracy which, though seemingly aimed at ending the country’s zombie epidemic, will also kill millions of innocent civilians. Dead Rising: Endgame is based on the hugely popular Dead Rising video game franchise by Capcom, which has sold over 9.1 million copies worldwide.

Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives,” “Dallas”) returns to Dead Rising: Endgame as Chase Carter, the well-known television journalist who goes back underground to stop the military’s rogue operation and break the ultimate story. Keegan Connor Tracy (“Once Upon a Time,” “Bates Motel”) returns as camera operator and producer, Jordan Blair. Attempting to thwart their plans is Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) reprising his role as General Lyons, a crooked Military Intelligence Officer. Patrick Sabongui (“The Art of More”) returns in a new role, playing a skilled zombie killer and video game aficionado who talks a big and crude game to mask his gentle side.

The film also features new cast including Billy Zane (Titanic, Zoolander 2) as Rand, a handsome, cruel scientist who was hired by the government to find a cure for the raging zombie infection, but is instead conducting horrendous experiments on the infected. Marie Avgeropoulos (“The 100″) plays Sandra Lowe, a skilled computer hacker and Chase’s on-and-off girlfriend who joins him in his quest to battle the zombie-infested underground and stop General Lyons’ plan. Ian Tracey (“Bates Motel,” Man of Steel) portrays George Hancock, the courageous whistleblower who compels Chase and his team to enter a zombie-infested city on a rescue mission. Jessica Harmon (“iZombie”) plays Jill, a news producer who joins Chase and his intrepid crew to infiltrate a secret laboratory and stop the carnage. Victor Webster (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Continuum”) is Chuck Greene, the reluctant hero and protagonist of the Dead Rising 2 video game. Additionally, Camille Sullivan (“The Man in the High Castle”) portrays the role of Susan Ingot, the CEO of Phenotrans, the manufacturer of Zombrex, the vaccine that keeps the zombie infection at bay.

Eric Berger, GM of Crackle and EVP, Sony Pictures Television Digital Networks said: “With last year’s success of Dead Rising: Watchtower, there was no question that Crackle viewers had an insatiable appetite for this popular and entertaining franchise—we can’t wait to deliver another great feature for this ‘rabid’ and loyal audience.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the next installment of the Dead Rising film series to life,” said Greg Siegel, SVP of Development and Production, Legendary Digital Media. “We see this as an ongoing franchise that will continue to thrill audiences worldwide.”

Dead Rising: Endgame expands on Crackle’s evolving slate of original feature films, which includes: Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, the first ever digital sequel to a major motion picture, starring David Spade; the international cyber spy thriller, The Throwaways, with James Caan, Kevin Dillion and Sam Huntington; and the first made for digital movie Extraction, with Danny Glover and Sean Astin.

Dead Rising: Endgame is directed by Pat Williams (“Continuum”) and written by Michael Ferris (Terminator Salvation, Termiantor 3: Rise of the Machines) and Tim Carter (Dead Rising: Watchtower, Moral Kombat: Legacy). Dead Rising: Endgame is presented by Legendary Digital Media and produced by Tim Carter with Tomas Harlan as the executive producer under their Contradiction Films banner. This second chapter in the Dead Rising film series is scheduled for a summer 2016 release.

Join Golden State Haunts and Valley Investigators of the Paranormal for a special dinner/paranormal investigation February 20 at the haunted Cafe Hidalgo and California Hotel in Fullerton, California



IDW Publishing to Enter the Darkside With New Comic Book Series


Locke & Key fans will have reason to celebrate this summer when Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Wraith) and Gabriel Rodríguez (Onyx) unleash their latest horror series on the world. Tales from the Darkside sees the Eisner Award-winning team reunite on a comic-book revival of the horror anthology TV series of the same name.

The four-issue series will feature Hill’s re-imagining of Tales for a contemporary take on the cult classic. Structured to have the scope of Locke & Key while exploring a vast, underlying mythology, Tales aims to unfold a cohesive universe made up of each individual issue. According to the creative team, these stories will draw inspiration from the TV series that it has spawned from while also taking a meta approach to the material. Hill elaborated further on what his vision for the series is and what fans can expect from the too-good-for-TV story structure:

“This is the show that could’ve been,” says Hill. “The original Tales from the Darkside was a fun, bleak little spin on the Twilight Zone style anthology. My idea is to give readers a little more. Every story is meant to stand alone, but gradually, you will come to see how they all connect, to tell a single larger story.”

While Rodríguez will provide cover art for the series, joining the team will be Charles P. Wilson III (The Wraith) who will contribute variant covers.

“The universe that Joe is building here is wholly unique while still doing justice to the original show,” saidTales from the Darkside editor Michael Benedetto. “And having Gabriel collaborating with him again is the best we could have possibly hoped for. These guys have a proven track record, and this series will only serve to build on their reputations as excellent storytellers and masters of horror and suspense.”

Prepare to enter the ‘Darkside’ this June at your local comic shop – plenty of time to get caught up on Locke & Key before then!

Join Golden State Haunts and Valley Investigators of the Paranormal for a special dinner/paranormal investigation February 20 at the haunted Cafe Hidalgo and California Hotel in Fullerton, California


Death Race 2000 is Getting a Sequel


Roger Corman’s New World Pictures 1975 release Death Race 2000 directed by Paul Bartel is now getting an sequel.

From the Press Release:
An outrageous action-packed film and reboot of the original Death Race 2000, Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 began filming February 8 in Peru. Filled with the full-throttle mayhem and black-hearted humor, this all-new film drops the flag on a phalanx of automotive gladiators who earn points for killing pedestrians — and their fellow drivers. Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 is an original release from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will be available exclusively on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in 2016.

In the decades since well-known independent film pioneer and Academy Award® winner Roger Corman first put the iconic anti-hero Frankenstein into the driver’s seat in Death Race 2000, this over-the-top cult classic has hurtled headlong toward cinematic immortality. Among the most enduring of the prolific producer’s legion of memorable films, Death Race 2000 has inspired a growing fan base that continues to propel the popular franchise as it marks the 40th anniversary of its original release. 

“This is an amazing opportunity for me and millions of Death Race 2000 fans to experience the intensity, thrills and dark humor of the original, fueled by a terrific young cast, spectacular vehicles and side-splitting action, literally” said Corman, the trailblazing writer, director and producer. “Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 puts the pedal to the metal to bring this enduring franchise to a whole new level.”

Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 stars Manu Bennett (The Hobbit franchise) as Frankenstein, as well as Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) as the Chairman, Burt Grinstead (“NCIS”), Marci Miller (Viper), Folake Olowofoyeku (The Beaver), Anessa Ramsey (Footloose), Yancy Butler (Hard Target) and Charlie Farrell (Cantar).

The film is directed by G.J. Echternkamp (Hard Candy) directs from a script by Matt Yamashita (Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda) and G.J. Echternkamp, and produced by Roger Corman (Death Race 2000) and Luis Llosa (Anaconda).

In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favorite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein — but little does he know he’s taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot.

Join Golden State Haunts and Valley Investigators of the Paranormal for a special dinner/paranormal investigation February 20 at the haunted Cafe Hidalgo and California Hotel in Fullerton, California