Bits ‘n Bloody Pieces: Resident Evil, Mother’s Day, Juan of the Dead, Animal, Gingerclown, Joker’s Escape

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Chill, Throwing Stones, Attack of the Herbals

Bits ‘n Bloody Pieces is a quick look at stuff we might have missed, viral-related promotions or light newsy bites that are easy to digest.

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• Milla Jovovich has been posting videos of her fight training for Resident Evil: Retribution at THIS SPOT.

• Still Screaming, the Scream trilogy retrospective, will premiere on FEARnet October 3.

• Juan of the Dead, a Cuban zom-com, has been acquired for the U.S. by Cinetic Media. Expect the company to hit the market now in search of distribution. [Variety]

• Ghostbusters is making its way back on to the big screen in October. Details are scarce at this time, expect a full announcement soon.

• UK indie filmmaker Ross Peacock alerted us to his short film, Animal. Here, a man encounters two thugs, but because the moon is full, he has a surprise for them. Ross is using his production outfit, Cosmic Mutt Pictures to create a Resident Evil web series.

• Fascination in Area 51 has apparently picked up again, not just in Hollywood, but on the indie film front. The found footage picture Area 51: Confidential, directed by Brandon Slagle is premiering at the Las Vegas Sci-Fi Center. Trailer below.

• Gingerclown, the feature film from Balazs Hatvani, has spawned a second teaser trailer. This production stars Tim Curry, Lance Henriksen, Michael Winslow, Brad Dourif and Sean Young. You’ll find more on the film via the official site, of course.

• Raven Banner Entertainment picked up Sick Boy for release. The crunch from the press release: This frightening homage to Hitchcock, and the horror films of the late 70’s, starring Boogeyman’s Skye McCole Bartusiak and features one of the few, true, Scream Queens in the film industry today, Debbie Rochon. Brothers Tim and Sean Cunningham have a combined 30 plus years of film industry experience, and nearly 70 feature visual effects credits between them, including X-Men: First Class, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Speed Racer. This is their second feature, following 2003’s Xtracurricular. And a preview!

• The love for this “spoon” business by Richard Gale eludes me, but the man seems to have found success spinning off of his “Horribly Slow Murderer” series. His latest chapter is Spoon Wars and it’s heading to Fantastic Fest, a web debut follows on October 1. Here’s the teaser trailer.

• Just for kicks. The teaser for the fan-made Arkham Asylum: The Joker’s Escape. [SplatterContainer]

• Indie horror film Chill found space on Facebook for promotion and a trailer has gone live. Noelle Bye and Meredith Holland directed this tale of a game turned deadly.

• The second season of the web series Throwing Stones has wrapped.

The series stars Chad Cox (Powder, The Good Guys), Cherami Leigh (Fast Food Nation, HBO’s Temple Grandin), Rebekah Kennedy (Creature, Season of the Witch), Lindsay Seidel (The Final), Bryan Massey (Mad Money, Boggy Creek), Kayla Carlyle (From the Dark), Lynn Andrews (MTV’s: High School Stories, The Ghost of Godnight Lane), and other up-and-comers. The teen series about students sent to Saturday School to learn a lesson has become one of the most watched series on KoldCast TV ever since the cliff hanger episode aired earlier this year and MTV producers recently fell in love with series and began posting episodes on their Facebook pages. Whereas the first season was about getting to know the students at Blair High while focusing more on the psychological elements, the second season moves into full Slasher-Mode. After finally coming together to overcome their differences, the students of Blair High are violently separated and forced to follow Mr. Beckett’s new set of rules. One by one he challenges each student’s will to live as he pushes his Broken Window Theory to the test. Their objective is to survive.

More at the official site!

• The latest trailer for Attack of the Herbals. [Official Site]

• Still waiting to see that Mother’s Day remake? Well, it’s hitting DVD and Blu-ray in England on October 24. That’s the cover art below.

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor