Nasty And Impressive “The Forest Of Lost Souls” Comes To Amazon Prime, Blu-Ray This October

Leading independent distributor Wild Eye Releasing releases Portuguese horror film The Forest of the Lost Souls on Amazon Prime and Blu-ray this month.

The psychological “coming of age” horror film, written and directed by directed by José Pedro Lopes, also has new artwork to coincide with the Amazon and BD launch.

Ricardo and Carolina are complete strangers that meet seemingly by chance in the Forest of the Lost Souls , a place where many people go to commit suicide. These two, a young woman and an old man, are no different than the others as they also came to the forest for this very reason.

They decide to briefly postpone killing themselves in order to explore the forest and also to continue talking to one another, as Ricardo and Carolina find themselves intrigued by one another.

However, as the pair go further into the forest it becomes clear that one of them has other reasons for being in the forest and is not who they would have the other believe them to be and is actually a psychopath…

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Horror Prequel “Krampus Origins” From Uncork’d Entertainment Arrives On Demand and DVD This November

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It’s going to be a killer Christmas!

The terrifying backstory of the yuletide slaughterer comes to digital and DVD this November with Krampus Origins, arriving November 6 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

The first World War rages on when a group of American soldiers find a mysterious artifact that can summon the ancient evil of the Krampus. After the men are killed in action, the artifact is sent to the commanding officers widow who is a teacher at a small-town orphanage. The orphans accidentally summon the Krampus and the teacher, and her pupils are forced to battle this ancient evil.

Starring Maria Olsen (I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà vu, Paranormal Activity 3) and Anna Harr (Bethany, Restoration), and directed by Joseph Mbah and written by Robert Conway, Krampus Origins on digital and DVD November 6.

Nina Kiri, Ry Barrett and Jorja Cadence Star In “The Heretics” Available On Demand November 6

This November, Gloria is transforming into something very, very strange.

From director Chad Archibald, and in the tradition of Cabin in the Woods and Hereditary, comes The Heretics on demand November 6 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

A young woman (Nina Kiri of ”The Handmaid’s Tale”) is abducted by a strange man who claims that a cult is hunting her. His goal is to protect her until sunrise but while restrained, she falls deathly ill. As her friends and family search for her, the source of her illness becomes more and more apparent. She’s not sick…she’s changing.

From Black Fawn Films, the award-winning and celebrated Canadian horror machine behind the Antisocial series, Bite, and Let Her Out, comes a film that’s “part cabin-in-the-woods thriller, part psychological puzzle, and part demonic possession battleground” (iHorror).

Nina Kiri, Ry Barrett (Lifechanger), and Jorja Cadence star in The Heretics available on Demand November 6 and DVD January 5 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Mary Finds Her Past Coming Back To Haunt Her In “The Queen Of Hollywood Blvd”

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Orson Oblowitz’s Tarantino-esque crime-drama “The Queen of Hollywood Blvd” is available this week ON DEMAND from Dark Star Pictures.
The film, a dark L.A-set noir exploring the one-day odyssey of a woman’s reckoning, is direct from theateres. Veteran actress Rosemary Hochschild (“Supergirl”, ‘’Desperately Seeking Susan’’) plays the lead.

Film, starring Hochschild as a strip club owner who finds herself over her head when a twenty-five-year-old debt to the mob comes back to haunt her, premiered at the Boston Underground Film Festival earlier this year. It has been likened to Tarantino crime classics ‘’Pulp Fiction’’ and ‘’Jackie Brown’’.
Playing over the film’s entrancing visuals of L.A is an electric soundtrack featuring such artists as Jimmy Lee, Lee Williams & The Cymbals, The Lovettes and Arlando King & The Earthquakes.

The film, also starring Ana Mulvoy Ten, Roger Guenveur Smith and the late Michael Parks (‘’Kill Bill’’, ‘’Red State’’) in his final film appearance, was released in theaters early October.

Uncork’d Entertainment’s “Johnny Gruesome,” Based On The Award Winning Horror Novel By Gregory Lamberson, Is Available Today!

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Johnny Gruesome grants y’all a death wish this fall.

This October, Johnny Grissom returns for revenge.

High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed “Johnny Gruesome” by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny’s girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death. Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell bent on revenge.

Based on the award-winning novel by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack), who also directs, Johnny Gruesome stars Anthony De La Torre, Byron Brown II and Michael DeLorenzo.

From Uncork’d Entertainment, Johnny Gruesome on VOD today.

The Funk Is Alive In This Group Of New Yorkers As They Invade The “Virgin Blacktop”

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Review by Richard Caldwell
Rating: 3/5

What do you love? What sparks some of your favorite childhood memories? Does that thing make you feel a spark of passion every time you speak of it? “Virgin Blacktop” is a film that analyzes each of those individual thoughts. Each thought is generated from a place of love and engulfed in remembrance.

“Virgin Blacktop” is a documentary type film. The film is directed by filmmaker Charles Samuels. It follows Samuels and his group of friends as they tell stories of their beginning days as skateboarders. The group was known as the “wizards” and each got their start in New York towns/cities. That was before they later would combine to form a new sidewalk surfing team.

Overall the film is enjoyable and informative. The tale is unique as it centers around a group of New York skateboarders, The kind of music they chose as their skating background also adds an interesting twist to the story. The “funk” is what they were turned on to. The funk was definitely alive in the “Wizards” as they took the New York skating world by storm.

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DJ Rico Banks Interviews Director of “Blessed Are The Children” Chris Moore For Today’s UGR Podcast Episode

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Chris Moore is a film director from Jackson, MS. His latest film will be premiering later this month.

The name of the film is “Blessed Are The Children.” It’s a horror film and follows the life of the lead character Traci.

Today we spoke with Chris Moore about his latest film, “Blessed Are The Children” and much more. Listen now below via our podcast: