For our readers who happen to be in Maryland, you can check out a TV show from Ruckus Productions on Comcast Channel 19 in Carroll County, MD at 2:00am every day in May. Ruckus Productions’ short films have been featured on ChillerTV and the BBC in recent years.
Founder Charlie Ruckus provided me with a DVD compiling a few of their films. I especially liked the rough cut of Cask, a modern-day take on Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado.
Those of us who can’t catch their TV show can poke around their website to check out what Ruckus is up to. I wish you all the best on your projects, Charlie!
The Sacred, a new horror thriller is getting ready to be unleashed among horror fans later this year. The film was directed by Jose Zambrano Cassella (Delivery, Second Coming, The tenant) and Produced by Sharon Reed.
In the film, a group of students travel to a remote and sacred Native American patch of land, in order to complete a thesis on Native American Folklore. This distant swamp area was used hundreds of years ago to judge and to punish murderous criminals. The land itself has magical powers, making it possible for the DEAD to come back and punish the guilty. Sins can come back and kill you!
With its ghostly storyline, exotic locations and thrills, THE SACRED will be the indie horror film to watch in 2009! The film stars JESSICA BLACKMORE (Mina, Bait Shop, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr.), John Kyle (The woods have eyes, Second Coming, Robodoc), Lauren Brown (Bloody 27), David Mackey, Ryan Marsico and Jordan Wall.
With special effects by Rick Gonzales (automaton transfusion, zombies-zombies-zombies, Day of the Dead)
Press release info from slimeguy.com. Gregory Lamberson was on a recent episode of Dread Media (#85) and he sounded like a fun guy with a lot of enthusiasm for this new Slime City project.
April 28th, 2009 – Actor Lee Perkins has joined the cast of SLIME CITY MASSACRE, Gregory Lamberson’s sequel to his 1988 cult midnight film SLIME CITY, which shoots in Buffalo this July. Perkins first came to the attention of horror film fans for his role as a paternal serial killer in KatieBird*Certifiable Crazy Person and recently completed roles in PSYCHOSOMATIKA and DAHMER VS. GACY.
In SLIME CITY MASSACRE, Perkins will play one of four squatters trying to survive in New York City after a terrorist attack brings down the financial system. The squatters discover a supply of strange wine in the ruins of a soup kitchen which turns them into hideous slime creatures driven to murderous acts. The other squatters are played by Debbie Rochon, acclaimed horror author Kealan Patrick Burke, and newcomer Jennifer Bihl. Robert Sabin and Mary Bogle return from the original film, Brooke Lewis appears in several flashbacks, and filmmaker Roy (STREET TRASH) Frumkes has a role as a greedy developer.
“I met Lee at a horror film festival in Florida a few years ago,” says Lamberson. “I was screening SLIME CITY and he was screening KatieBird. We stayed in touch over the years, and he and Kealan were going to co-star in another project of mine that fell through. I’m thrilled to have such a top notch cast.”
“Man, I feel lucky,” adds Perkins. “Lucky that I met Greg years ago and that I stayed in touch. I’m a big fan of writer/directors because they create such deep complex characters. SCM will not be your typical horror flick.”
Lamberson is the screenwriter and director of SLIME CITY MASSACRE, which is being produced by Marc Makowski, who co-produced the original; horror writer John Maclay; Tommy Sweeney, who starred in Lamberson’s UNDYING LOVE, and actress Lewis.
Filmmaker Jose Cassella sent over some info about his film Second Coming that is hitting DVD in June. We’re always happy to spread the word about films that might fly under your radar. Check out myspace.com/secondcomingthemovie for more info.
From the press release: SECOND COMING is coming to DVD JUNE 30th through Vivendi Entertainment. This thrilling paranormal horror story stars Juliet Reeves and Greg Thompson.
Growing up as identical twin sisters, Lora and Ashley Gerritson always had a special psychic bond. When one would feel pain, sorrow or happiness, the other felt it too.
Lora’s life is suddenly changed when she begins to receive chilling visions from her sister, Ashley. Something is horribly wrong…she can feel it. Lora knows she must return to the small town of her childhood to find Ashley.
She begins to realize that Barry Drake, a well-loved, upstanding member of the community, may hold the key to finding Ashley. There is something dark and unsettling about him. As the visions become stronger, she feels that time is running out.
This June 30th…Prepare yourself for a game of cat and mouse that unfolds to reveal the mystery of “Second Coming.”
The film was written and directed by Jose Zambrano Cassella (Delivery, Mina, The Sacred).