Ginger Nuts of Horror
The Frighteners By Peter Laws
A celebratory exploration of what our morbid tendencies can teach us about humanity, society and spirituality from the ‘Sinister Minister’.
8 March 2018 £12.99 hardback ISBN 9781785782206
The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires, hunts werewolves in Hull, talks to a man who has slept on a mortuary slab to help him deal with a diagnosis, and is chased by a chainsaw-wielding maniac through a farmhouse full of hanging bodies.
Staring into the darkness of a Transylvanian night, he asks: What is it that makes millions of people seek to be disgusted and freaked out? And, in a world that worships rationality and points an accusing finger at violent video games and gruesome films, can an interest in horror culture actually give us safe ways to confront our mortality? Might it even have power to re-enchant our jaded world?
About Peter Laws
Peter Laws is the author of crime fiction novels Purged and Unleashed (Allison & Busby, 2017) and is an ordained Baptist Minister. He writes a monthly horror movie column for the Fortean Times and hosts the popular podcast/YouTube show The Flicks That Church Forgot, exploring the deeper and sometimes spiritual themes of morbid culture. He is a regular public speaker and lives in Bedfordshire with his wife and two young children.
BREAKING GLASS UNLEASHES THE CROSSBREED
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to the supernatural horror/thriller THE CROSSBREED. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in November in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and writer/director Biray Dalkiran of BD American & DFGS.
THE CROSSBREED won multiple awards including Best Thriller and Best Actress at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Actress at the Independent Horror Movie Awards, and Award of Merit at the Accolade Global Film Competition. The film stars Angela Durazo (“Safe House”), Danny Winn (HYDE PARK), and Marques Bobesich (“Orphan Black”).
A long time ago in a small village, a young woman had nightmares of a demon. One night, she felt evil encompass her, and woke up screaming. The next morning, she was pregnant. Unable to hide the pregnancy, she was locked away by her father, but the evil could not be contained and was birthed into the village. In a rage, the villagers stoned the woman to death and sealed their fate as the demon exacted bloody revenge on them all, except two sisters tasked with taking care of the baby.
Now, another young woman is secretly pregnant and considering an abortion. While she thinks through her choices, Amy and her husband are sent to a village to research a story about demonic possession. Little does Amy know, she is just a pawn in birthing ultimate evil into the world…
“Before Eve, Lilith was Adam’s first wife and considered “the mother of demons”, and I focused on telling the story of her devilish descendants crossbreeding”, said Dalkiran. “I feel that audiences will be extremely pleased with the outcome.”
Starting March 6, THE CROSSBREED will be available to buy/rent on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, and On Demand through your local cable and satalite provider.
Cast: Angela Durazo, Nathan Schellerup, Malina Lee Shaffer,
Danny Winn, Katy Bentz, Chad Ayers, Marques Bobesich
Director: Biray Dalkiran
Written by: Biray Dalkiran, Safak Güçlü
Producers: Biray Dalkiran, Manuela Santini Dalkiran, Dipti Regmi, Vivek Sharma
SUPERNATURAL STAR-STUDDED VAMPIRE MOVIE LIVING AMONG US TO HIT U.S. THEATERS FEBRUARY 2ND 2018!
The anticipated supernatural vampire movie Living Among Us from writer/director Brian A. Metcalf will hit select theaters across the country on Friday February 2nd, 2018.
Starring the late John Heard (Home Alone), Ésme Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption), James Russo (Django Unchained), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You), Jordan Hinson (Eureka), Hunter Gomez (National Treasure), and Jessica Morris (The Wrong Man), Living Among Us is a fresh modern twist on the vampire movie genre. Vampires have been revealed to the world at a blood donation facility by a local news team. Now, the vampires’ sectional leader, Samuel (William Sadler), has spoken out to explain that they wish only to coexist with humans and mean no harm.
Vampires have just made themselves public! A group of documentary filmmakers have been invited to spend time with a family of vampires and learn how they live. But as reality sets in, the crew realizes they are in for far more than they bargained for.
Best known for his role as the father in the Home Alone movie series, Living Among Us is the final movie starring John Heard, who passed away in July 2017. Heard plays the role of Andrew, the father of the vampire family, alongside his wife Elleanor (Ésme Bianco) and their children Blake (Andrew Keegan) and Sybil (Jessica Morris).
When crewmembers Mike (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Aaron (James Russo), Carrie (Jordan Hinson) and Benny (Hunter Gomez) realize things are not what they seem, they risk everything to get as much footage as possible, but must battle to escape the scene alive and reveal their footage to the world.
Living Among Us is an entertaining, modern supernatural horror and a commentary on today’s society, media and politics. It examines how ratings can take importance over safety and how leaders will manipulate the public and shield truths.
The filmmakers have partnered with Vision Films, Prekindle and Alamo Drafthouse to present an exclusive offer for fans who pre-order tickets before January 19th. They will receive a signed headshot by Living Among Us star and producer Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie, Rookie of the Year, Walt Before Mickey), and a free digital download of the film.
To find out more visit: redcompassmedia.com/theaters
Living Among Us is a Red Compass Media production produced by Brian Metcalf and Thomas Ian Nicholas and executive produced by Ben Chan, with Vision Films handling worldwide distribution.
Director and producer Brian A. Metcalf says: “Living Among Us is a contemporary American New Wave horror film that subverts the traditional vampire mythos and fuses it with modern day science and technology.
. I hope audiences enjoy it!”
Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff says: “The performances are amazing. The Vampire family appears to be a normal family except for the sociopathic son. Then when things turned sadistic, while that in itself wasn’t a surprise, you are still affected never-the-less!”
Don’t miss Living Among Us when it opens at the following list of participating theaters starting Friday February 2nd.
Cinema Village, New York City, NY | cinemavillage.com
Ahrya Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA | laemmle.com/theaters/25
Rheem Theater, San Francisco, CA | lamorindatheatres.com
Davis Theater, Chicago, IL | davistheater.com
Monroe 12, Seattle, WA | galaxytheatres.com/12
Alamo Drafthouse, Dallas, TX | drafthouse.com/dfw
Galaxy Highland 10, Austin, TX | galaxytheatres.com/4
Alamo Drafthouse, Phoenix, AZ | drafthouse.com/phoenix
Royal Oak 11, Detroit, MI | royaloakmusictheatre.com
East Bethel 10, East Bethel, MN | emagine-entertainment.com
RED KROKODIL COMING JANUARY 23, 2018 FROM WWW.UNEARTHEDFILMS.COM