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Blood Moon Trailer Gives Us Gunslingers Versus Werewolves

Following a debut at Frightfest in London, Jeremy Wooding’s horror-western Blood Moon is now looking for a home at the American Film Market through Jinga Films. You can find an early sales trailer here.

In the film, a stagecoach full of passengers and an enigmatic gunslinger are held hostage by two outlaws on the run from the law but events take an unexpected turn when the travelers are stalked by a mythical beast that only appears on the night of a blood red moon.

A Bullied Girl Fights for Her Life in the Upcoming ‘Berkshire County’

One of the new – completed – horror films we learned about during our trip to the American Film Market was Berkshire County. Repped by Raven Banner Entertainment, the film is directed by Audrey Cummings and stars Alysa King, Samora Smallwood and Aaron Chartrand. The film made its debut at the Shriekfest Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Silicon Valley Scribe to Unleash ‘Another Evil’

Shooting has begun on Another Evil, written and directed by Carson Mell. The supernatural comedy stars Steve Zissis (pictured), Mark Proksch, Jennifer Irwin, Dax Flame, Dan Bakkedahl and Steve Little.
Mell is a writer on HBO’s Silicon Valley as Eastbound & Down.

Zombeavers To Invade the Big Screen March 2015

In an early AFM deal, Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media announced today that they have acquired theatrical and VOD rights to the highly-anticipated horror-comedy Zombeavers, which was directed by Jordan Rubin from a script he wrote with Jon and Al Kaplan.

The film stars Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Jake Weary, Lexi Atkins, Peter Gilroy, and Hutch Dano and was produced by Evan Astrowsky, Chris Lemole, Tim Zajaros, Jake Weiner, JC Spink and Chris Bender.

First Photos from Adrien Brody, Sam Neill-Starring Backtrack

Adrien Brody and Sam Neill star in the upcoming supernatural thriller Backtrack and we’ve got the first still out of the American Film Market.

The film is directed by Michael Petroni, who scripted The Rite, Possession (2008) and Queen of the Damned. He’s working from his own script here.

The Wild & Weird American Film Market Poster Gallery

This is my seventh year attending the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California. Not much has changed. Well, maybe one thing has changed. You now need a badge to enjoy the terrace that overlooks the ocean. This is where many go to rub elbows, get drunk and maybe strike a deal or two. The restricted access now means average joe filmmaker who didn’t buy an AFM badge can’t swing by and schmooze. Everything else about the American Film Market? Business as usual.

This is where films go to find a distributor or find financing or a sales rep to find distribution and financing. And per usual, there’s plenty of fun – sometimes absurd, sometimes awesome – sales poster art on display.

Nicolas Cage Must Pay the Ghost in This Teaser Poster

The Nicolas Cage-starring supernatural thriller Pay the Ghost is currently in post-production and the film is one of the many Cage films getting exposure at the American Film Market. Uli Edel directs and The Walking Dead’s Sarah Wayne Callies co-stars. This morning, we have a look at a teaser poster to share with you.
Pay the Ghost is based on the Tim Lebbon story that first appeared in the

Beyond Skyline & Stung Debut New Posters

It’s day 2 of the American Film Market and more poster art is presenting itself, touting upcoming films. Today, we have a look at art for Stung, a creature feature now in post-production, and Beyond Skyline, a sequel that will begin shooting soon.
In Stung, directed by Benni Diez, a fancy garden party goes terribly wrong after a local species of wasps mutate into giant predators. It

Sharknado 3 Poster Teases Washington Story, Outer Space Plot?

SyFy is preparing for another round of insanity with Sharknado 3 in 2015 and at the American Film Market today we snapped off this shot of the poster. The art confirms the Washington D.C. plot that we’ve been hearing about (apparently, a sharknado system moves down the East Coast to Florida). But what’s up with the spaceships and the sharks with the glowing eyes. Are they taking this shit into space? How? Are aliens now involved? Forget it. I’m sure they’ve got all of the answers, and I’m sure they’ll be totally reasonable answers.

Teaser Poster for James Wan-Produced ‘Demonic’

Until recently, Demonic was supposed to hit theaters December 12th. Dimension Films pulled it out of that release date, however, leaving horror fans wondering if they’ll ever see this James Wan-produced horror film.

At the American Film Market, which kicked off today, there is a Demonic presence being felt. I spied a look at the teaser poster which was on display and I suspect this is what was going to be used for the December release campaign.

Will Canon directed the film which stars Frank Grillo and Maria Bello.

Lightning to Bring GirlHouse & The Blackout to AFM

More out of the American Film Market on the eve of its start here in Los Angeles… Lightning Entertainment is taking out The Blackout and GirlHouse, two new titles to land on our radar. These are films that are merely looking for distribution right now. They’ll be touted and looking for a home at AFM.
The former is by Louis Mandylor, while GirlHouse comes courtesy of Trevor Matthews and Jon Knautz (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer).
The Blackout stars Lymari Nadal, Costas Mandylor, Jordan Marder, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Bill Sage, Abe Benrubi, and Grant Harvey.

Jovanka Vuckovic Adapting Ketchum for XX

We’re going to be hearing about a lot of horror projects this week with the American Film Market arriving. Some will happen. Some won’t. One that is most certainly happening is XX, the all-female horror anthology in the works that Magnet Releasing will distribute.
According to participating director Jovanka Vuckovic, cameras start rolling next month. And, per her various social media channels (like Facebook), Vuckovic is going to be adapting a Jack Ketchum tale.

Writers Come Aboard Ghost Train Remake, Produced By American Pie Team

Depth of Field – the production outfit for American Pie’s Chris and Paul Weitz – is aligning with All Nippon Entertainment Works and Shochiku Company to remake the 2006 film Ghost Train.
The Japanese film, per THR, is “the story of what happens to a group of commuters who get on a subway train at a station deep underground and are terrified as the train’s passengers disappear.