Newsblast 03/09/19

Good morning fellow cineastes, here’s another lowdown on some upcoming celluloid gems to cheer you all up on the morning commute – 

Afflicted with a dermatological disease, young and beautiful Kira discovers that she can replace her skin with that of other girls. Helped by her lover, she plots a murder and the victim becomes her donor, but when the disease returns, she is forced to find more victims.From writers Richard Stanley and Norbert Keil, REPLACE stars Rebecca Forsythe (THE BRONX BULL), Lucie Aron (BERLIN SYNDROME), Sean Knopp and genre icon Barbara Crampton.
REPLACE is on DVD and VOD October 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Horror fans are celebrating the terrifying new horror treat ASHES, calling the film “gruesome”, “inventive” and “the scares…so effective”!
It’s time to discover what has film fans cowering under their sofa cushions this month!

Now available on Digital and Demand from 1091 Media, when an estranged aunt passes away, a family is creeped out to receive her ashes. And when supernatural misfortunes begin to best them, they quickly discover they have to go through hell to rid of her angry spirit.
From writer/director Barry Jay, and starring Elizabeth Keener, Jeremy Earl, Yumarie Morales, Angelique Maurnaé, and Melinda deKay, prepare to receive ASHES.
Audiences are raving about the effective scares, welcome dark humour and haunting imagery from Barry Jay’s triumphant new genre addition.
ASHES is now available on Digital and Demand. 

Acclaimed “Hitchcockian Journey”* WHAT DEATH LEAVES BEHIND will receive a theatrical release across North America this September and October via Artist Rights Distribution.

Following the premiere in Los Angeles on September 11, the multi-award winner will open in other markets including Ohio, San Diego, New York, Tennessee, Florida, DC and Philadelphia.
Directed by Scott A. Hamilton, and scripted by Hamilton, Chad Morton, Nico Giampietro, and Rachel K. Ofori, WHAT DEATH LEAVES BEHIND tells of a man who, after a kidney transplant, experiences reoccurring nightmares he believes to be visions of his donor’s violent murder, sending him on a dark path of vengeance, leading to an unbearable truth.
Christopher Mann, Vincent Young, Erin O’Brien, Johnny Alonso, Alexandra Tydings, Shaira Barton, Amanda Diaz, Kelly Dowdle, and Khalil McMillan star in a Scott A.Hamilton film.
WHAT DEATH LEAVES BEHIND , from Artist Rights Distribution and Smash Entertainment, in theatres nationally this autumn.
PARTICIPATING THEATRES AND DATES : https://www.whatdeathleavesbehind.com/in-theaters/

Dark Star Pictures will release the critically acclaimed EMPATHY INC in theaters (9/13) and VOD (9/24) this fall. 

Yedidya Gorsetman’s sci-fi thriller tells of an investor in a VR startup discovers that the reality the company provides isn’t virtual.
Hotshot venture capitalist Joel has a multimillion-dollar deal go up in smoke, and he and his actress wife Jessica are forced to move in with her parents and start from scratch. At the lowest and most desperate moment in his life, Joel meets old friend Nicolaus and his business partner Lester, who are seeking investors in a new technology known as XVR—Xtreme Virtual Reality—from their company Empathy, Inc., which is said to offer the most realistic and moving experiences for users by placing them in the lives of the less fortunate. Joel gets the startup its funds but soon discovers that the tech’s creators have far more sinister uses in store for their creation and that the reality it provides its customers isn’t virtual.

Dark Star Pictures and Uncork’d Entertainment present SEEDS, in cinemas September 13 and on VOD/DVD September 24.

 Starring Trevor Long, star of Netflix drama Ozark, nominated for 9 Emmy Awards, director Owen Long’s SEEDS is a gothic horror about a man haunted by his dark past while pursuing some self-care on the New England coast.
After a night of debauchery spirals out of control, Marcus retreats to his family home along the New England coast. Solitude is disturbed when his brother asks Marcus to look after his estranged nephew and niece. As days pass, solace escapes him; he feels baited by a dark force. Is he losing his mind or has something terrible burrowed deep within him? Incubating. Waiting until the climate is right. Haunted by his deepest fears, Marcus struggles not to succumb as he fights to protect Lily, his beloved niece from a monster that lies in wait.Andrea Chen, Garr Long, and Kevin Breznahan star opposite Trevor Long in an Owen Long film SEEDS, written by Steven Weisman, out this September from Dark Star Pictures and Uncork’d Entertainment.

The Joke’s on you when CLOWNADO blows in this September!


Bunker down for Todd Sheets’ twisted new horror film, featuring genre icons Linnea Quigley and Eileen Deitz, on VOD September 3 and DVD September 17 from Wild Eye Releasing!
Cursed demonic circus clowns set out on a vengeful massacre using tornadoes. A stripper, Elvis impersonator, truck driver, teen runaway, and a dude get caught in the supernatural battle between femme fatal and the boss clown from hell.Rachel Lagen, John O’Hara, and Joel D. Wynkoop co-star in “an enjoyable, blood-soaked love letter to the genre*” from the legendary Todd Sheets.


On a final note –  to any aspiring independent filmmakers, podcasters or film related writers out there out there reading this, let me know if you’d like me to publicize and/or review your projects, The Stricken Land is always happy to promote new talent and ideas! And as ever, please feel free to share this post and any others on here that you like, far and wide.

Spread the Word!
Ian

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Hello there, and welcome to The Stricken Land! Here I indulge my life-long love of genre movies, trash cinema and tv, the product of an 80's childhood inhabiting dingy video shops in the gloom of northern England. I'll be adding reviews, retrospectives and downright opinionated missives on all things cinematic in an irregular and haphazard fashion as and when the vicissitudes of modern life grant me the all too precious commodity of spare time. Enjoy!

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