Rows is an independent thriller by David W. Warfield that stars Hannah Bernal, Lauren Lakis, Kenneth Hughes, and Joe Basile. Learn more about the movie in our spotlight article: The 5Ws and How: Rows.
We had the pleasure of talking to David Zellis, the producer and co-writer of the indie horror flick Dark Forest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buy or Rent:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray we are giving away in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
I am so excited to be able to give one of our readers a copy of the new Scooby-Doo spinoff/prequel original movie, Daphne & Velma. I grew up watching and loving various animated incarnations of Scooby-Doo (a special shoutout to the short lived 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo), but I was never able to get into the live action attempts. I’m honestly hoping to change that with this modern twist on the characters and the focus on the title characters in high school.
Lets learn more about the movie, then checkout a special app and you can enter our giveaway for your chance to win the new flick on Blu-ray.
Official Description: Jinkies! The smart and resourceful women of the iconic Scooby-Doo franchise, come to life in an all-new mystery with the release of Daphne & Velma from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The film stars Sarah Jeffery (Disney’s “Descendants: Wicked World”) and Sarah Gilman (ABC’s “Last Man Standing”), and follows the first mystery-solving adventures of Scooby-Doo’s leading ladies. Daphne & Velma will carry a suggested retail price of $19.98 for the DVD and $24.98 for the Blu-ray
And now you can use the Daphne & Velma Mystery Video Decryptor & Soundboard Blog App to “help Daphne & Velma solve their latest case by helping them decrypt the footage! Dial the knob and meters to just the right position to unlock the footage and move to the next challenge.”
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With Solo: A Star Wars Story now in theaters, talk is ramping up on what will be the upcoming slate of spinoffs (keeping up the new Star Wars/prequel story every other year we have seen since Disney bought the franchise). Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, talk has turned to a potential Boba Fett spinoff movie, and boy do people have opinions on it.
I remember when word broke about the Han Solo spinoff, it was believed that either Boba Fett would have a large role in it or that there would be an anthology-like quality with two different movies in one. Neither panned out, but here we are again with another rumor about the “biggest disappointment in the universe” Boba Fett (crowned for looking so cool, then being so damn lack luster- Captain Phasma has become a close second). For this reason alone, I’m not against the idea of a Fett movie… maybe, just maybe, he can finally *actually* do something.
I would love to see him in all of his bounty hunter glory (am I the only one that would prefer a whole movie without him removing his mask?) in a bonkers sci-fi western. Don’t make him an anti-hero, just showcase him for who he was. Depending on when it takes place, this gives us a good chance to revisit Alden Ehrenreich’s new Han Solo and fan favorite Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian. Maybe Lando hires the bounty hunter to track someone down…
If they really wanted to be bold, they could have this be a prequel/sequel to Return of the Jedi– did Boba Fett survive the sarlacc pit? What did he experience in the pit? Where is he now?
I’ve been pretty happy with the newer films, The Force Awakens hit the right notes and The Last Jedi was a bold new direction. Rogue One was an entertaining one off. In the very least, I’d be open to giving Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story a chance.
Odd Brodsky is a quirky comedy about a woman who quits her job to break into Hollywood. Check out all all of our coverage on the feature here. Directed by Cindy Baer and starring Tegan Ashton Cohan, Ilana Klusky, Matthew Kevin Anderson, and Scotty Dickert. You can watch the flick for free on Amazon Prime.
Hey everyone, we are back with an awesome giveaway for Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, a new horror flick starring Lucy Hale and Tyler Posey. We have a badass prize pack and the Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App. Play the game… If you dare! But first, check out the prizes…
Check out the Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App and keep reading to learn how to enter the giveaway.
Truth or Dare Official Description:
Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split). A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
How do you win the Prize Pack? As usual, we have three ways to enter and each one you complete earns one entry into the giveaway.
Cut the cord? Looking for more (different type) of movies to watch online (for free)? Over on Snag Films, I stumbled on this pre-famous Benedict Cumberbatch drama. It is always interesting to see big actors before they were famous, the movies they made, the risks they took.
Wreckers is from 2011 and was written/directed by D.R. Hood, and stars Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shaun Evans, Peter McDonald, Sinead Matthews, and June Watson.
Official Description: This evocative, gorgeously shot British drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy (THE CROWN) as a married couple who return to the husband’s childhood village to start a family. But a surprise visit from his disturbed younger brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple’s relationship. Directed by first-time filmmaker D. R. Hood, WRECKERS astutely examines the fragile relationship between truth, intimacy and betrayal.
Head over to Snag Films to watch Wreckers for free. Let us know if you enjoyed it in the comments.
After you watch Wreckers for free, check out these films online for purchase…