Review – Scare Package (2020) **31 Days of Horror**

by Bob Ward

Shudder brings us another movie exclusive to their streaming service with the campy anthology movie Scare Package. The main idea intrigued me, 7 different films by 7 different directors. I’m a sucker for any kind of anthology horror flick, so I went in with an open mind and saw what this film had to offer.

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ECHO BOOMERS – Releasing November 13th!

Two-time Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Knives Out) stars in this gripping crime-thriller filled with pulse-pounding twists and turns. A recent college graduate Lance Zutterland (Patrick Schwarzenegger) leaves school in debt, realizing everything he had worked towards was built on a lie. When he is pulled into a criminal underground operation, he finds his peers fighting the system by stealing from the rich and giving to… themselves. With nothing to lose, they leave behind a trail of destruction but with the cops closing in, tensions mount and Lance soon discovers he is in over his head with no way out.”

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BRIARCLIFF ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES U.S RIGHTS TO BRYAN FOGEL’S ‘THE DISSIDENT’

Briarcliff Entertainment announced today the acquisition of domestic distribution rights to THE DISSIDENT, the highly anticipated film from Bryan Fogel (Academy Award-winning director of ICARUS), and today they released the films first trailer. Following the films world premiere at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to rave reviews, Briarcliff is planning a theatrical and VOD release in late 2020 along with other events to coincide with the second anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination. HanWay Films will handle international sales of the film. UTA Independent Film Group orchestrated both the domestic distribution deal, and the international sales deal on behalf of the filmmaking team.

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**Official Trailer** THE DARK AND THE WICKED – In Theaters, On Demand & Digital November 6th!

“On a secluded farm, a man is slowly dying. Bedridden and fighting through his final breaths, his wife is slowly succumbing to overwhelming grief. To help their mother and say goodbye to their father, siblings Louise (Marin Ireland) and Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) return to their family farm. It doesn’t take long for them to see that something’s wrong with mom, though—something more than her heavy sorrow. Gradually, as their own grief mounts, Louise and Michael begin suffering from a darkness similar to their mother’s, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over their family.”

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Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 87 (Interview with Michael Greyeyes)

The inspired and gory splatter zombie flicks are back and this Canadian zombie flick takes a bite out of some fun. The zombie-horror movie, Blood Quantum, follows a sheriff who must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, refugees, and reserve riffraff from hordes of the walking corpses. In this episode of the Cinephellas Podcast, Nile Fortner discusses the movie with the star of Blood Quantum, Michael Greyeyes. Nile and Michael discuss the response the film received from TIFF‘s Midnight Madness, how this zombie movie differs from the others, and more on this podcast episode. Blood Quantum is currently streaming on Shudder and available on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on September 1, 2020.

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“The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’kmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.”

Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 86 (Interview with Casper Van Dien)

“Welcome to the Roughnecks!” On this episode of the Cinephellas PodcastLogan Myerz  interviews Casper Van Dien about his role in the new action film The 2nd. They  discuss working with the cast, filming the intense action scenes in the movie, working behind the camera as a director, and MORE!

The 2nd hits Digital and VOD on September 1st!

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“Secret-service agent Vic Davis is on his way to pick up his estranged son, Shawn, from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. The daughter of a Supreme Court Justice, and his son’s friend, is the target and this armed faction will stop at nothing to kidnap her and use her as leverage for a pending landmark legal case.”

Cinephellas Podcast – Episode 84 (Interview with Stan Shaw)

On this episode of the Cinephellas PodcastLogan Myerz  interviews the great Chicagoland actor Stan Shaw about his role in the new Horror/Western The Pale Door, that will be released in theaters, VOD, and Digital on August 21st! They also discuss The Monster Squad, his acting career, and MORE!

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“After a train robbery goes bad, two brothers leading a gang of cowboys must survive the night in a ghost town inhabited by a coven of witches.”

Here’s our interview with the Director of The Pale Door, Aaron B. Koontz from a few years back with his previous film, Camera Obscura.

https://cinephellas.com/2017/06/12/camera-obscura-interview-with-director-aaron-b-koontz/

Review – The Silencing (2020)

Bob Ward is back to review the new Crime/Thriller The Silencing starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Caleb Ellsworth-Clark, and Josh Cruddas that hit VOD and Digital on August 14th!

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“A reformed hunter living in isolation on a wildlife sanctuary becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local Sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.”