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HALLOWEEN is back! And that means it is time to spotlight more movies that you can binge on the lead up to the scariest night of the year! Today, let’s take a look at four indie horror flicks…

NICOLE
Directed by James Schroeder
Nicole is a shy young woman who drinks too much and has a dark family history. She’s under pressure from her parents to get married and start a family. Reluctantly, she goes on a date with John, a charismatic and cocky young man who’s used to getting his way. Nicole is the story of their date and the repercussions that they both have to live with after the night is over.
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THE REDEEMING
Directed by Brian Barnes
A disturbed single mother must confront a mysterious stranger to protect her home, but her struggle to hold onto her sanity could doom them both.
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CHAR MAN
Directed by Kipp Tribble & Kurt Ela
Two friends visit fire-ravaged Ojai, California, intent on making a fake documentary about the infamous Ojai Vampire. However, things take a bizarre and frightening turn when they learn about a different local legend: The Char Man.
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The Eve

THE EVE
Directed by Ritchie Filippi
Disaster follows a group of friends on their peaceful getaway in this horror thriller. After decamping to Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate the impending new year, a quartet of pals are hunted by a mysterious force that appears to want to gravely harm them. Now, the crew is forced to work together in order to escape the house that has become their prison with their lives intact. 
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Posted on October 24th, 2020 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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Nicole is a horror thriller from director James Schroeder that stars Tamika Shannon as the title character. Nicole is a shy young woman with a dark family history who goes on a date with the charismatic and cocky John (Stephen Green). The date goes wrong. Very wrong.

The movie is available to watch on Amazon Prime and TubiTV, and you can learn more about the flick here.


The Eve is an independent thriller produced by Evan Bass, Angel Acevedo, and David Rheingold, directed by Ritchie Steven Filippi, and stars Al Thompson, Maria DiDomenico, Miranda Noelle Wilson, Evan Bass, Rick Estabrook. Learn more about the movie in our spotlight article: The 5Ws and How: The Eve. You can buy the movie over on Amazon and watch online at TubiTV.


This is a very hard time across the globe, but I’m thankful for movies and having access to so many movies online. You can find big, small, Hollywood, Indie, art, shorts, etc., all for free to watch. We should all be staying at home to help take pressure off the heroes in our medical community, so what better time to watch a ton of movies.

We are spotlighting free movies on Twitter at the hashtag #MHD_WatchOnline and we will try to post daily spotlights here with recommendations for movies that you can watch for free online (without a subscription or account). Today we’re looking at the horror flick Char Man.

Official Description: Two friends visit fire-ravaged Ojai, California, intent on making a fake documentary about the infamous Ojai Vampire. However, things take a bizarre and frightening turn when they learn about a different local legend: The Char Man.

The movie was directed by Kipp Tribble and Kurt Ela, and stars both Tribble and Ela, along with Jeff Kober, Nick Greco, and Buddy Wilds. You can watch Char Man for free on Tubi TV.

Have recommendations for other movies we should include in #MHD_WatchOnline? Let us know in the comments! The only rule is that it needs to be available online to watch for free (legally with no strings attached – AVOD is very welcome!).


Will Ghostface be in Scream 5?

The original Scream is a spot on perfect movie. Notice how I didn’t say it was a perfect horror movie? I feel like that would minimize how much I love Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson’s game changing ode to slasher movies. Word broke this week that Spyglass Media Group, who picked up the Dimension library after the Weinstein scandal, was developing a project to bring Scream back to the big screen after the franchise had a lackluster 3 seasons on TV (the first 2 seasons on MTV, the final on VH1). It is unknown if the new movie with be a direct sequel, a remake, prequel, or reboot as it appears we are super early in the process. But that should not stop us from speculating!

I’m not too proud to admit that I wrote a spec Scream 4 script nearly a decade before we got Craven’s final Scream movie. After Scream 3 I was itching to get the gang back to Woodsboro, so I thought a good way to do that would be to shift the story to Martha Meeks and a new cast of young faces as more familiar character took a back seat with supporting roles. The real Scream 4 took us back to Woodsboro, which was awesome (sadly we did not get the return of Randy’s sister), but the movie was still heavily focused on the returning cast members. As much as I love Sid, Dewey, and Gail, it felt like it was time to move past them- None of the new cast got to shine as bright as they could have.

So, here are my hopes for Scream 5 (or 5cream which seems to be the Twitter favorite for the new title):

Location
Take us away from Woodsboro, but place us in a similar small town/community. Nothing jarring like Hollywood and no big cities like New York City, Chicago, etc. I want a location that calls back to the original. A sleepy small town with some dark secrets and urban legends (hey, we need potential red herrings!).

Characters
I would love to see all new characters, could be High School or College depending on what the overall story calls for. Would love to see a supporting character connect us to the past movies, could be something as simple as the return of Patrick Dempsey’s Mark Kincaid, who is brought in by the local Sheriff to consult on their Ghostface problem or maybe the above mentioned Martha Meeks as a High School teacher (or guidance counselor). I mean who wouldn’t love to see Heather Matarazzo take on a larger role in a Scream movie? Connect us to the earlier movies, but don’t overshadow all of the potential new characters.

Poke Fun at Horror Without Being a Full on Parody
Scream 3 was the kind of movie that the OG and sequel would have made fun of, and Scream 4 turned into a full on parody with its opening and hospital climax. We need the balance of a good old fashioned slasher movie that both loves and pokes fun at horror without going completely over the top. With the movie being the 5th film in the series, I’d expect jokes about how horror series get worse the longer they go on, how they replace cast members with younger “clone” actors, and how many horror movies get TV spinoffs that have nothing to do with the movies.

And finally, yes, I’d love to see Sid, Gail, and Dewey in some form- many some well placed cameos. Hell, if the kids in this movie throw a party, I’d expect them to watch the original Stab and… I’d expect this version to feature more scenes with Tori Spelling as Sid (they may have to use the Marvel de-aging trick here).

There are so many directions they can go with for Scream 5. I’m just excited that it is in the works. (…and I hope it is not a remake!)

What are your hopes for Scream 5? Post ideas in our comments!


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Independent horror movie Dark Forest, has a new trailer that spotlights both the good and bad comments the movie has received. It is a fun look at the whiplash many independent films see from reviewers and online commenters. The slasher movie is perfect for Halloween, it follows a weekend camping trip that turns into a fight for survival. It was directed by Roger Boyer and stars Stefanie Austin, Genevieve DeGraves, Jalin Desloges, Trevor Kristjanson, and Jesse Laing. Learn more about Dark Forest in our indie film spotlight.

Posted on October 24th, 2019 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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We had the pleasure of talking to David Zellis, the producer and co-writer of the indie horror flick Dark Forest.

Dark Forest

Who?
In 2013 we entered a filmmaking competition in Canada called CineCoup (basically American Idol for filmmakers) we didn’t make it far, but decided to make the movie anyway. We are located in Winnipeg Canada, so we used local talent some who been active in the community for years. The story revolves around four girls going on a camping trip getting away form the group’s psychotic boyfriend.

Dark Forest

What?
It is about a group of friends that go on a camping trip and are terrorized/stalked by one of the group’s jealous and psychotic boyfriend.

Dark Forest

Where?
We never really specify where it takes place, but we filmed in Winnipeg and outside of the city as well. We were very fortunate to have a friend that let us use their property that has a forest directly behind it.

Dark Forest

When?
We made it over the summers of 2013 and 2014. It is not set at any specific time, but it has an atmosphere of feeling like it was made in the eighties. We did a theatrical release ourselves across Western/Central Canada which we are extremely proud of. It outgrossed some high profile government funded films and at the local theatre it played at it was held over for three weeks while outgrossing some of the high profile Hollywood films it was playing alongside. It hit the streaming services in 2016 and was finally released on Blu-Ray/DVD on February 13th.

Dark Forest

Why?
Good question. In Canada, the system is very much government funded which although seems and can sometimes be a good idea, it unfortunately causes more problems then it solves. So we wanted to make a feature on our own terms and this is the end result.

Dark Forest

How?
It is available on a number of streaming services (links below). For horror fans that prefer the physical medium, they can officially get a copy on Blu-Ray/DVD on Amazon.com and at independent retailers across Canada.

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