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When Sadie’s husband is murdered by a vicious gang called “The Touchers”, she finds she possesses a strange hidden power to aid her in her quest for revenge! A homage to grindhouse/exploitation pictures of the 1970’s like no other.

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Coming October 2012

This movie is a $0 budget psychological horror written and created by 15 year olds Nick Paton (Director, Writer and Producer) and Oscar Smith (Writer and Producer) shot on the Canon EOS 600D (T3i). Oscar Smith originally pitched the idea to Nick Paton through an iMessage, this then grew to 3 scripts being made and over 5 months of solid work to create such a short film.

It follows the story of a boy (Max) being haunted by the fact of a serial killer being on the lose. Over time he becomes more and more scared to the point of thinking that his babysitter (Zack) is the serial killer. Throughout the movie as thing become more intense between his fear of this murderer he finally discovers who the killer is.

Directed By Nicholas Paton

Starring Hugh Findlay & Nicholas Paton

Produced By Oscar Smith

Written By Oscar Smith and Nicholas Paton

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[five-star-rating]

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Jessica’s Room is a short horror film written and directed by Erik Knight.  It stars Deacon Ledges (Sevin Michaels), Alyson King (Melanie Beck), and David Jite (Eddie Shaw).  After the gruesome death of his best friend, Sevin Michaels is determined to get to the bottom of what really transpired at the Owen’s house, where a 10-year-old Jessica Owens allegedly murdered several people, including her own parents and Sevin’s best friend and business partner, John Street.

In his search for answers, Sevin carelessly drags Melanie Beck, and Eddie Shaw on a terrifying  journey into the waiting room to Hell.  As this seemingly professional troop of underground film makers attempt to uncover the truth at the Owens’ house, they soon discover the daunting reality of what really lies beneath the obvious.  Is the Owens’ house haunted or possessed?

[five-star-rating]

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PCA
Description
PCA The Film official trailer released.The story covers different steps of PCA activities and reasons for the activities.
Directed By : Shoaib Javed
Written By : Iqbal Ahemd
Produced By : Haroon and Awais
DOP : Shoaib Javed
Casting By : Iqbal Ahmed
About
Started January 1, 2012

Release Date 2013

Genre science fiction

Studio Sialkot Studios

Starring Awais Javed , Harron Mughal , Musdoq Javed , Arslan , Omer Bhatti , Umer Suhail , Khawar Saleem & Staff

Directed By Shoaib Javed

Written By Iqbal Ahmed

Screenplay By Shoaib Javed

Produced By Haroon And Awais

[five-star-rating]

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Thief (xiao tou) is a 25 min short film is set in an exotic night market of Taipei where it is the perfect place to be if one is looking to crowd, shop, eat, and game, but on this night it’s not just fun and games for those who steal things from others.

-Winner Best Short Film, Golden Horse Film Festival (Oscars of Asia)
-International Premiere at Dubai International Film Festival
-Winner Honorable Mention, LA Pacific Asian Film Festival
-Winner Best Director, Golden Harvest Awards
-Winner Jury Prize, Golden Harvest Awards
-Winner Special Jury Prize KaoHsiung Film Festival
-Winner Audience Award, Golden Lion Awards
-Winner Silver Lion, Golden Lion Awards
-Winner of RTP – Onda Curta Awards at Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival
-N.A. Premiere at San Francisco AA Film Festival
-Japanese Premiere at Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival

Directed and Shot by Jay Chern

Screenshot from the film below:  Jenny chases after the thief, or is she?  (Left, Zhu Zhi-Ying  Right, Chou Heng-Yin)

Upcoming Screening Events & Time:

Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival (A&J-D)
http://www.shortshorts.org/2012/en/list.php?cid=2&gid=11

Omotesando Hills / Jun 22 20:15-22:05
Brillia Short Shorts Theater / Jun 16 12:50-14:40
Brillia Short Shorts Theater / Jun 30 12:50-14:40

Please check out our trailer no our Google+ page, please +1 and comment!!!
Here:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/110029521589743276179/posts  or the embeded link below!! Thanks!!
And finally please add us on facebook HERE https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thief-%E5%B0%8F%E5%81%B7/204671846269392 to get the newest and updated information about screening times in the U.S.!

[five-star-rating]

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In Nerd of the Living Dead, the uniquely crafted, tongue-in-cheek send-up of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, director Stu Dodge (Cheerleader Autopsy) brings a fresh approach to spoofing the often spoofed and copied 1968 horror classic. Unlike the typical re-envisioning of “Night”, this derivative work interweaves new footage and characters into the historic film, with the result that the dialogue and acting of the original become part of a completely different story.

Fan favorites Ben (Duane Jones) and Barbara (JudithO’Dea), and dysfunctional couple Harry and Helen Cooper (Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman) are once again barricaded in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse surrounded by throngs of flesh-hungry ghouls, but this time they’ve got “help” in the form of ex-Boy Scout and condiment aficionado Elvin McBrant, and his accidental girlfriend Judy Slutsky.

Released July 21, 2011, Nerd of the Living Dead is available on DVD from Amazon.com, and download-to-own, download-to-rent etc., from Flickrocket.com, goEggit.com and Distrify.com.  More information is available at:

http://www.nerdofthelivingdead.com

[five-star-rating]

 

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It’s A Strange World -2011

Synopsis: A surreal story of a beautiful woman’s hallucination through an abstract and bizarre world.Eve’s perception of life gets distorted after she drinks out of a flower, finding herself floating through an incoherent dream and ultimately lost in the memories of her past, present and future. In the end, Eve’s mind breaks the barriers of logic and eventually transcends consciousness.Her journey travels through four stages: The Dream, The Circus, The Bunny and The Awakening.

password: thebunny
Winner of the Silver Palm Award at Mexico International film festival
exhibited at the de young museum in San Francisco
Movie review: by Josh Samford @ Rogue Cinema
http://www.roguecinema.com /article2669.html
“It’s a Strange World from director Hassan Said is a 27 minute free-form bit of surrealist cinema, similar to the work of David Lynch or Luis Bunuel. ..”
review by Richard Propes @ The Independent Critic
“Destined to be wildly popular on the indie and underground film fest circuit, Hassan Said’s It’s a Strange World is easily one of the best shorts I’ve seen yet this year and an unforgettable experience for the open-minded cineaste who is able to surrender and surrender again to the cinematic experience.”
[five-star-rating]
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Into the Woods (2012) – Movie Concept

When a group of college friends are bored and want to get away from the stress the city is giving them, they all head out into rural Pennsylvania to a small wooded town called Black Creek. While there, they find the beautiful forest and quiet lake both relaxing and fun until they discover the dark truth about the woods.

The Jackal, a servant of a sinister God and a follower of a sadistic cult, is unleashed into the woods to destroy the sin that these friends brought into their land. Now these friends will fight to survive in these dark and isolated woods. What they thought was a typical weekend getaway will now turn into a horrible nightmare.

REVIEW: “The originality makes it great. You can tell by reading it that someone with a deep passion for horror wrote it. The witty humor is amazing. I found myself laughing a few times. The character diversity is great. Love it. The writing is actually great. It’s simple and easy to follow. The characters: You actually become attached to them and start to care for their well-being.

The killer: I love that this movie is more of a “who will die” instead of a “who is doing it” kind of thing. I think the gay element in horror is an area that hasn’t been explored yet (not seriously, at least) and I think that it is something that NEEDS to be done, as homosexuality is something that is apart of everyday society, and I’ve taken a liking to [that character,] Jake.

If this interests you or you’re still wary about this check out the small teaser on you-tube and “like” the face-book page!

http://youtu.be/0foI8hng0W4

www.facebook.com/dontgointothewoods

Thanks for checking us out!

[five-star-rating]

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Small Town Saturday Night is a drama movie released on June1, 2010 by Lionsgate, starring Chris Pine as Rhett Ryan, Shawn Christian as Tommy Carson, John Hawkes as Donnie Carson, Bre Blair as Samantha Carson, Muse Watson as Charlie, and Robert Pine as John Ryan. It is movie by the first time writer-director, Ryan Craig who also stars in the movie as Wade Jefferies.

The movie has been shot in the location in the San Bernardino mountain villages of Crestline, Valley of Enchantment, Twin Peaks, Blue Jay, Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs, and California. The director, Craig said that he wanted the locations to be a character unto themselves, and he has achieved that, if not entirely, then definitely to a considerable extent. Just as there is not much that we know about the background stories of the characters, we only see few settings in the film throughout, as of course, it is a small town, called Prospect fictitiously and metaphorically fit for the script of the film whose characters are just as those sketches of people not hard to find, but with their very common life-stories, they are still larger than life for their attitudes.

Small Town Saturday Night had its opening premier at the American Film Market in November 2009, but it was later marketed at the European Film Market in February 2010 and it was also screened at the Cannes Film Market. Though the film had received fourth position in “Bottom 5 Movies” at the 2010 Vits Awards and was also nominated for “Worst Directing”, “Worst Script” and “Worst Photography”, it is not as bad as it had been negatively taken by the film critics. The movie has 5.2 rating at IMDb and has an R rating for its content.

But it is an independent film with a cast that has done justice to their roles in bringing them to life and making them relatable. Especially, the performance by Chris Pine is up to the mark, given the fact that there is not much he could have expressed with the circumstances his character is in, that of losing a lover suddenly when all seemed achievable with the dream of a prosperous and peaceful life being fulfilled. Both Shawn Christian and John Hawkes did a great job with their part of the performances, especially John’s delivery of a long time hopeless convict is believable to watch, who has now become an Academy Award nominee for his brilliant supporting role in Winter’s Bone. The movie is simple and easy to understand and presents what goes on in a day in a small town and its people.


Rhett Ryan (Chris Pine) is a mechanic with a big dream of becoming a successful country music singer in Nashville. He saves all he has to move there with his love of life, Samantha Carson (Bre Blair) and her daughter, Megan Carson (Kali Majors). The dilemma comes in when despite having decided along with Rhett that his dreams are their dreams, she does not want for her daughter to be away from her father, Tommy Carson (Shawn Christian). For this reason, she heartbreakingly refuses to move along with Rhett.

Tommy is also the town’s sheriff trying hard to keep peace in the town with a brother, Donnie Carson (John Hawkes) who is an ex-convict, who has a hard time keeping away from committing a felony. Rhett has a loving family and good friends in a small town where everybody knows each other and there is nothing much you could do in terms of activities. Rhett who has always lived in the town wants to change his life pursuing his passion for country music and melody for a better future for himself and have a family.

The movie is worth watching as it is short, so one does not has to take a lot of time to watch it. But you should be interested in watching movies with some truth to them and their characters without any fanfare and embellishment. It has a simple narration of a small town, which is much needed when there are other movies always taking us into a fictitious world of fantasies and out of body miracles that are almost never to happen in real life.

The movie is believable in its story, even though predictably there is a happy ending, but not without the message that if you pursue your dreams and prioritize what you think is important for your future, you will find a way not to regret your decisions and luck in life. This message is easier said than done, so it makes it a meaningful venture for all the more reasons.

Small Town Saturday Night movie did not receive a big release and went straight to DVD thanks to the Lionsgate who chose to release it. In fact, the movie has been negatively criticized by the critics, but they seem to have lost its basic purpose.

Though the direction by Craig should have been much better to bring life to the script and for empowering its characters’ motions, but given the kind of budget such independent movies have and this movie being the director’s first labor of love, it is nothing unusual that became the fate of this sweet and simple story.

It is a fresh reminder of continuing to hope and still trying to make out with life no matter how big a disappointment occurs. It is not only the lesson displayed through the character of Rhett but also through Tommy who has an elder con-man brother to handle his crimes so that he can dutifully keep the law and order situation for the town he so much loves. Yet, he wants to have a family life which becomes hard to maintain with his dedication to his uniform. The reason why he and Samantha split have never been mentioned, nor how she met Rhett. In fact, there is not much background story exploration into the lives of the characters, but just that one day where we witness how things change for Rhett, Tommy, Donnie and Samantha just with the new outlook each one of them discovers suddenly out of realizing what they have always wanted from deep inside.

The poster of the movie has Chris Pine’s name above the title to attract audiences and features his smiling picture all over, but there will be no need of such marketing strategy when such simple yet meaningful and artful scripts get a better exposure and a chance through better budgeting. The starring of Chris Pine and him choosing this role shows his commitment to the projects he believes in despite they are small.


Having an opportunity to be a country music singer and songwriter might have been one reason for him to have chosen to be on board this project, where he also gets to sing a country music song. But since there are no promotional interviews done for this film that only one could know later what attracted Chris to the project if ever asked about it. Not only him, but we can see his father, Robert Pine also star in this movie as his character’s father, John Ryan.

Chris plays a country music song at the end of the movie, which is again another testament to the range of talents this actor has. The song is Someday Came Today sung in a melodious deep voice by Chris, which comprehensively sums up what his character has gone through and where he dreams to go for a healthy prospective. Hence, the name of the town Prospect whose population is shown on the mark board as 1382, but at the end of the movie Chris marks it as 1381 when he leaves it in a very nostalgic manner. The film has a wonderful soundtrack with some great melodies which also features the song, We Rode in Trucks by Luke Bryan.

Though the movie was released mid last year, but it is never too late to watch it, especially for a performance in a slightly different role by Chris Pine and for the movie’s simple yet meaningful message of where a person’s dream can take him or her if he or she holds a better prospect for his or her dreams just by pursuing their heart’s passion. And that it is never too late to get rid of your incriminating habits when you have nothing else to look forward to in life and yet try to make an honest living of yourself by just being there for others. That if you keep your duty to your community and yet try your best to have a family life, you can get lucky to have your wish come true. It is worth having in collection, so go buy its DVD whenever possible.

[five-star-rating]

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Who’s There? (2011) –  Movie review

Who’s There? is a horror independent movie directed and produced by Pau Masó that was shot with no budget during the months of December 2010 and January 2011 but for a total of 3 days.

The actresses of this film visited Spain while the directed was scouting locations, and had them do a part on location, following up from there to completing the 28 minute short. The idea wasn’t to make a short, other than to prepare for a longer version but they decided to finish it.

The movie talks about two college students that spend the weekend in Spain but thing get really scary. Irene Gonzalez and Ewelina Lukasewska, playing Ashlee Fridenberg and Natalie Hansen respectively,

http://youtu.be/VEg3NCT2_jE

[five-star-rating]

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