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Posted by Uncle Creepy on March 5, 2013

Heather Wixson. Honestly, this "horror chick" is a bit of an enigma. Where she finds the time to get the amount of things done that she does is beyond me, but I can tell you that we are beyond thrilled to have her on our team and love her more than words can fully illustrate.

Indie films have always been a passion of hers, and as a result several years ago she came to me with an idea to make the month of March officially Indie Horror Month. Over the years the feature has grown immensely, and for 2013 it came out guns blazing with the first ever CineMayhem Film Festival, which took place March 2nd and 3rd at the Muvico Thousand Oaks located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

To say we were proud to be a part of something like this is an understatement. With the festival Heather was able to offer prime theatrical time and space to filmmakers who normally wouldn't have the resources to get their films shown on the big screen. Indie films are our genre's life's blood because you just never know where the next master of horror is going to come from. The main difference between indie films and studio-driven fare is that we've seen time and time again that a filmmaker with some imagination and inspiration can easily trump a half-baked project with a bloated budget. Every second and every dime counts when it comes to independent projects, and the CineMayhem line-up of films, both short and feature length, underscored this fact in the most sterling way imaginable.

Being a sponsor of the event, it would not be appropriate for us to judge it on its merits, so for that we suggest you check out Brian Collins' report here and also dig on some words from Heather herself here.

At this time we'd like to thank all of our sponsors who helped to make the first CineMayhem Film Festival the success that it was. Big heartfelt thanks go out to Muvico Theaters, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, Scream Factory, Breaking Glass Pictures, and most of all... you guys. Even if you couldn't make it to the event, it's great to know that indie horror occupies such a warm and integral part of your hearts.

To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

Here's to a bigger and better show next year! Cheers!

CineMayhem Film Festival Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

CineMayhem Film Festival Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

CineMayhem Film Festival Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

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The CineMayhem Film Fest Invades Muvico Thousand Oaks – Additional Details Announced!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 28, 2013

Indie Horror MonthIf you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!

From the Press Release
In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: ROADSIDE and THE ABC's OF DEATH on Saturday and K-11 and RESOLUTION on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic Blu-rays for fans at the fest, and those will be raffled off during the other screenings.

There will also be Sideshow Collectible gift card giveaways during the CineMayhem party Saturday night directly following the 8:45 pm screening of THE ABC's OF DEATH, and anyone in attendance for CineMayhem may attend the festivities located at Bogart's Bar & Grill (2nd floor of the Muvico Theaters).

SPECIAL OFFER ANNOUNCED:
Anyone who purchases a Saturday and/or Sunday CineMayhem Pass will receive a $50 gift card for Sideshow Collectibles when they pick up their passes at the fest table. One $50 gift certificate per pass purchased. Special thanks to Sideshow for allowing us to offer this great offer to the fans attending CineMayhem!

Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:

Saturday Pass- $30
Sunday Pass- $30
Individual Movie- $7 per ticket

Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website. The theatre is located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.

Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem's diverse and often genre-bending line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing's visceral horror anthology THE ABC's OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures' latest thriller K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, MORTAL KOMBAT) as well as a retro screening of Scott Glosserman's BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

Other new additions to the two-day schedule include the world premiere of Adam Barnick's brand new music video for Rivulets latest song "How, Who" as well as Drew Daywalt's latest short MEAT and a special screening of another short from Ryan Spindell, KIRKSDALE , which will precede a special screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2012 festival favorite RESOLUTION on Sunday evening along.

CineMayhem will also be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (MADISON COUNTY) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (KIRKSDALE), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis' (BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (NAILBITER).

Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (THE HILLS RUN RED) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Zach Green, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Muvico Theaters, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, Scream Factory, Breaking Glass Pictures, and Dread Central.

To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

For any press inquiries, please contact CineMayhemFilmFest@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- THE SLEEPER (Justin Russell): Alpha Gamma Theta are hosting a party for new pledges for the upcoming year. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep, the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives?

BLOCK TWO
2:00 PM- BREATH OF HATE (Sean Cain): One last job, and Love is out of the erotic escort business. Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world. One victim at a time. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK THREE
4:15 PM- COLDWATER (Dave Parker): ColdWater is a psychological suspense thriller dealing with one man housesitting, unaware of who or what might be with him. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FOUR
6:30 PM- ROADSIDE (Eric England): Roadside is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road. Their car is running. Their phones are working. But they STILL CAN'T LEAVE. World Premiere! Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FIVE
8:45 PM- THE ABCS OF DEATH (Jake West, Angela Bettis, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, etc.): Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABCs OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Q&A to Follow.

CineMayhem Party to be Held Right After THE ABCS OF DEATH at Bogart's Bar & Grill inside the Muvico. All CineMayhem attendees may attend.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- CINEMAYHEM SHORTS:
Foxes (Lorcan Finnegan): A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.

Wrong Number (Patrick Rea): Two strangers connect when a wrong number brings them together. Starring Cinnamon Schultz (Winter's Bone) and Joicie Appell (Nailbiter). Written by Amber Rapp, directed by Patrick Rea.

Familiar (Richard Powell): Through a series of tragic events, a middle-aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Killer Kart (James Feeney): An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

West Coast Premiere- Him Indoors (Paul Davis): Gregory Brewster is a serial killer; only problem is, he's agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he's terrified of... the outside world. Things don't quite go to plan, however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.

West Coast Premiere- Split the Check (Patrick Rea): See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples. Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller. Directed by Patrick Rea.

Meet (Drew Daywalt): Two country boys have an encounter with a mythological creature from ages past.

World Premiere- The Root of the Problem (Ryan Spindell): Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!

Q&A to Follow Shorts Block

BLOCK TWO
2:45 PM- CineMayhem Retro Screening of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (Scott Glosserman): The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

BLOCK THREE
4:45 PM- K-11 (Jules Stewart): Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, music executive Ray Saxx, Jr., is trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the Los Angeles County Prison System. He was out cold when he arrived, and he has no idea how he got there – all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. To do that, Ray must navigate through a maze of drug addled-transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Insane cellmates, corrupt guards and his own issues are just a few of what he’s dealing with while he pieces together his means of release from this dark and dangerous rabbit hole - K-11.

BLOCK FOUR
7:00 PM- RESOLUTION (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead): In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house – and they realize that Chris’s addictions are the least of their worries. One of the most talked-about discoveries of last year’s festival circuit, Resolution is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. Q&A to Follow.

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The CineMayhem Film Fest Invades Muvico Thousand Oaks – Additional Details Announced!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 28, 2013

Indie Horror MonthIf you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!

From the Press Release
In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: ROADSIDE and THE ABC's OF DEATH on Saturday and K-11 and RESOLUTION on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic Blu-rays for fans at the fest, and those will be raffled off during the other screenings.

There will also be Sideshow Collectible gift card giveaways during the CineMayhem party Saturday night directly following the 8:45 pm screening of THE ABC's OF DEATH, and anyone in attendance for CineMayhem may attend the festivities located at Bogart's Bar & Grill (2nd floor of the Muvico Theaters).

SPECIAL OFFER ANNOUNCED:
Anyone who purchases a Saturday and/or Sunday CineMayhem Pass will receive a $50 gift card for Sideshow Collectibles when they pick up their passes at the fest table. One $50 gift certificate per pass purchased. Special thanks to Sideshow for allowing us to offer this great offer to the fans attending CineMayhem!

Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:

Saturday Pass- $30
Sunday Pass- $30
Individual Movie- $7 per ticket

Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website. The theatre is located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.

Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem's diverse and often genre-bending line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing's visceral horror anthology THE ABC's OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures' latest thriller K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, MORTAL KOMBAT) as well as a retro screening of Scott Glosserman's BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

Other new additions to the two-day schedule include the world premiere of Adam Barnick's brand new music video for Rivulets latest song "How, Who" as well as Drew Daywalt's latest short MEAT and a special screening of another short from Ryan Spindell, KIRKSDALE , which will precede a special screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2012 festival favorite RESOLUTION on Sunday evening along.

CineMayhem will also be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (MADISON COUNTY) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (KIRKSDALE), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis' (BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (NAILBITER).

Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (THE HILLS RUN RED) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Zach Green, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Muvico Theaters, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, Scream Factory, Breaking Glass Pictures, and Dread Central.

To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

For any press inquiries, please contact CineMayhemFilmFest@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- THE SLEEPER (Justin Russell): Alpha Gamma Theta are hosting a party for new pledges for the upcoming year. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep, the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives?

BLOCK TWO
2:00 PM- BREATH OF HATE (Sean Cain): One last job, and Love is out of the erotic escort business. Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world. One victim at a time. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK THREE
4:15 PM- COLDWATER (Dave Parker): ColdWater is a psychological suspense thriller dealing with one man housesitting, unaware of who or what might be with him. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FOUR
6:30 PM- ROADSIDE (Eric England): Roadside is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road. Their car is running. Their phones are working. But they STILL CAN'T LEAVE. World Premiere! Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FIVE
8:45 PM- THE ABCS OF DEATH (Jake West, Angela Bettis, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, etc.): Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABCs OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Q&A to Follow.

CineMayhem Party to be Held Right After THE ABCS OF DEATH at Bogart's Bar & Grill inside the Muvico. All CineMayhem attendees may attend.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- CINEMAYHEM SHORTS:
Foxes (Lorcan Finnegan): A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.

Wrong Number (Patrick Rea): Two strangers connect when a wrong number brings them together. Starring Cinnamon Schultz (Winter's Bone) and Joicie Appell (Nailbiter). Written by Amber Rapp, directed by Patrick Rea.

Familiar (Richard Powell): Through a series of tragic events, a middle-aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Killer Kart (James Feeney): An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

West Coast Premiere- Him Indoors (Paul Davis): Gregory Brewster is a serial killer; only problem is, he's agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he's terrified of... the outside world. Things don't quite go to plan, however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.

West Coast Premiere- Split the Check (Patrick Rea): See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples. Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller. Directed by Patrick Rea.

Meet (Drew Daywalt): Two country boys have an encounter with a mythological creature from ages past.

World Premiere- The Root of the Problem (Ryan Spindell): Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!

Q&A to Follow Shorts Block

BLOCK TWO
2:45 PM- CineMayhem Retro Screening of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (Scott Glosserman): The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

BLOCK THREE
4:45 PM- K-11 (Jules Stewart): Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, music executive Ray Saxx, Jr., is trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the Los Angeles County Prison System. He was out cold when he arrived, and he has no idea how he got there – all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. To do that, Ray must navigate through a maze of drug addled-transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Insane cellmates, corrupt guards and his own issues are just a few of what he’s dealing with while he pieces together his means of release from this dark and dangerous rabbit hole - K-11.

BLOCK FOUR
7:00 PM- RESOLUTION (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead): In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house – and they realize that Chris’s addictions are the least of their worries. One of the most talked-about discoveries of last year’s festival circuit, Resolution is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. Q&A to Follow.

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The CineMayhem Film Fest Invades Muvico Thousand Oaks – Additional Details Announced!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 28, 2013

Indie Horror MonthIf you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!

From the Press Release
In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: ROADSIDE and THE ABC's OF DEATH on Saturday and K-11 and RESOLUTION on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic Blu-rays for fans at the fest, and those will be raffled off during the other screenings.

There will also be Sideshow Collectible gift card giveaways during the CineMayhem party Saturday night directly following the 8:45 pm screening of THE ABC's OF DEATH, and anyone in attendance for CineMayhem may attend the festivities located at Bogart's Bar & Grill (2nd floor of the Muvico Theaters).

SPECIAL OFFER ANNOUNCED:
Anyone who purchases a Saturday and/or Sunday CineMayhem Pass will receive a $50 gift card for Sideshow Collectibles when they pick up their passes at the fest table. One $50 gift certificate per pass purchased. Special thanks to Sideshow for allowing us to offer this great offer to the fans attending CineMayhem!

Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:

Saturday Pass- $30
Sunday Pass- $30
Individual Movie- $7 per ticket

Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website. The theatre is located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.

Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem's diverse and often genre-bending line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing's visceral horror anthology THE ABC's OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures' latest thriller K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, MORTAL KOMBAT) as well as a retro screening of Scott Glosserman's BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

Other new additions to the two-day schedule include the world premiere of Adam Barnick's brand new music video for Rivulets latest song "How, Who" as well as Drew Daywalt's latest short MEAT and a special screening of another short from Ryan Spindell, KIRKSDALE , which will precede a special screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2012 festival favorite RESOLUTION on Sunday evening along.

CineMayhem will also be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (MADISON COUNTY) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (KIRKSDALE), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis' (BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (NAILBITER).

Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (THE HILLS RUN RED) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Zach Green, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Muvico Theaters, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, Scream Factory, Breaking Glass Pictures, and Dread Central.

To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

For any press inquiries, please contact CineMayhemFilmFest@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- THE SLEEPER (Justin Russell): Alpha Gamma Theta are hosting a party for new pledges for the upcoming year. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep, the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives?

BLOCK TWO
2:00 PM- BREATH OF HATE (Sean Cain): One last job, and Love is out of the erotic escort business. Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world. One victim at a time. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK THREE
4:15 PM- COLDWATER (Dave Parker): ColdWater is a psychological suspense thriller dealing with one man housesitting, unaware of who or what might be with him. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FOUR
6:30 PM- ROADSIDE (Eric England): Roadside is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road. Their car is running. Their phones are working. But they STILL CAN'T LEAVE. World Premiere! Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FIVE
8:45 PM- THE ABCS OF DEATH (Jake West, Angela Bettis, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, etc.): Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABCs OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Q&A to Follow.

CineMayhem Party to be Held Right After THE ABCS OF DEATH at Bogart's Bar & Grill inside the Muvico. All CineMayhem attendees may attend.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- CINEMAYHEM SHORTS:
Foxes (Lorcan Finnegan): A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.

Wrong Number (Patrick Rea): Two strangers connect when a wrong number brings them together. Starring Cinnamon Schultz (Winter's Bone) and Joicie Appell (Nailbiter). Written by Amber Rapp, directed by Patrick Rea.

Familiar (Richard Powell): Through a series of tragic events, a middle-aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Killer Kart (James Feeney): An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

West Coast Premiere- Him Indoors (Paul Davis): Gregory Brewster is a serial killer; only problem is, he's agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he's terrified of... the outside world. Things don't quite go to plan, however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.

West Coast Premiere- Split the Check (Patrick Rea): See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples. Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller. Directed by Patrick Rea.

Meet (Drew Daywalt): Two country boys have an encounter with a mythological creature from ages past.

World Premiere- The Root of the Problem (Ryan Spindell): Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!

Q&A to Follow Shorts Block

BLOCK TWO
2:45 PM- CineMayhem Retro Screening of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (Scott Glosserman): The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

BLOCK THREE
4:45 PM- K-11 (Jules Stewart): Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, music executive Ray Saxx, Jr., is trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the Los Angeles County Prison System. He was out cold when he arrived, and he has no idea how he got there – all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. To do that, Ray must navigate through a maze of drug addled-transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Insane cellmates, corrupt guards and his own issues are just a few of what he’s dealing with while he pieces together his means of release from this dark and dangerous rabbit hole - K-11.

BLOCK FOUR
7:00 PM- RESOLUTION (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead): In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house – and they realize that Chris’s addictions are the least of their worries. One of the most talked-about discoveries of last year’s festival circuit, Resolution is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. Q&A to Follow.

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The CineMayhem Film Fest Invades Muvico Thousand Oaks – Additional Details Announced!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 28, 2013

Indie Horror MonthIf you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!

From the Press Release
In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: ROADSIDE and THE ABC's OF DEATH on Saturday and K-11 and RESOLUTION on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic Blu-rays for fans at the fest, and those will be raffled off during the other screenings.

There will also be Sideshow Collectible gift card giveaways during the CineMayhem party Saturday night directly following the 8:45 pm screening of THE ABC's OF DEATH, and anyone in attendance for CineMayhem may attend the festivities located at Bogart's Bar & Grill (2nd floor of the Muvico Theaters).

SPECIAL OFFER ANNOUNCED:
Anyone who purchases a Saturday and/or Sunday CineMayhem Pass will receive a $50 gift card for Sideshow Collectibles when they pick up their passes at the fest table. One $50 gift certificate per pass purchased. Special thanks to Sideshow for allowing us to offer this great offer to the fans attending CineMayhem!

Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:

Saturday Pass- $30
Sunday Pass- $30
Individual Movie- $7 per ticket

Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website. The theatre is located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.

Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem's diverse and often genre-bending line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing's visceral horror anthology THE ABC's OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures' latest thriller K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, MORTAL KOMBAT) as well as a retro screening of Scott Glosserman's BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

Other new additions to the two-day schedule include the world premiere of Adam Barnick's brand new music video for Rivulets latest song "How, Who" as well as Drew Daywalt's latest short MEAT and a special screening of another short from Ryan Spindell, KIRKSDALE , which will precede a special screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2012 festival favorite RESOLUTION on Sunday evening along.

CineMayhem will also be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (MADISON COUNTY) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (KIRKSDALE), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis' (BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (NAILBITER).

Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (THE HILLS RUN RED) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Zach Green, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Muvico Theaters, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, Scream Factory, Breaking Glass Pictures, and Dread Central.

To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

For any press inquiries, please contact CineMayhemFilmFest@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- THE SLEEPER (Justin Russell): Alpha Gamma Theta are hosting a party for new pledges for the upcoming year. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep, the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives?

BLOCK TWO
2:00 PM- BREATH OF HATE (Sean Cain): One last job, and Love is out of the erotic escort business. Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world. One victim at a time. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK THREE
4:15 PM- COLDWATER (Dave Parker): ColdWater is a psychological suspense thriller dealing with one man housesitting, unaware of who or what might be with him. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FOUR
6:30 PM- ROADSIDE (Eric England): Roadside is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road. Their car is running. Their phones are working. But they STILL CAN'T LEAVE. World Premiere! Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FIVE
8:45 PM- THE ABCS OF DEATH (Jake West, Angela Bettis, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, etc.): Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABCs OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Q&A to Follow.

CineMayhem Party to be Held Right After THE ABCS OF DEATH at Bogart's Bar & Grill inside the Muvico. All CineMayhem attendees may attend.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- CINEMAYHEM SHORTS:
Foxes (Lorcan Finnegan): A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.

Wrong Number (Patrick Rea): Two strangers connect when a wrong number brings them together. Starring Cinnamon Schultz (Winter's Bone) and Joicie Appell (Nailbiter). Written by Amber Rapp, directed by Patrick Rea.

Familiar (Richard Powell): Through a series of tragic events, a middle-aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Killer Kart (James Feeney): An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

West Coast Premiere- Him Indoors (Paul Davis): Gregory Brewster is a serial killer; only problem is, he's agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he's terrified of... the outside world. Things don't quite go to plan, however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.

West Coast Premiere- Split the Check (Patrick Rea): See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples. Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller. Directed by Patrick Rea.

Meet (Drew Daywalt): Two country boys have an encounter with a mythological creature from ages past.

World Premiere- The Root of the Problem (Ryan Spindell): Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!

Q&A to Follow Shorts Block

BLOCK TWO
2:45 PM- CineMayhem Retro Screening of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (Scott Glosserman): The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

BLOCK THREE
4:45 PM- K-11 (Jules Stewart): Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, music executive Ray Saxx, Jr., is trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the Los Angeles County Prison System. He was out cold when he arrived, and he has no idea how he got there – all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. To do that, Ray must navigate through a maze of drug addled-transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Insane cellmates, corrupt guards and his own issues are just a few of what he’s dealing with while he pieces together his means of release from this dark and dangerous rabbit hole - K-11.

BLOCK FOUR
7:00 PM- RESOLUTION (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead): In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house – and they realize that Chris’s addictions are the least of their worries. One of the most talked-about discoveries of last year’s festival circuit, Resolution is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. Q&A to Follow.

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The CineMayhem Film Fest Invades Muvico Thousand Oaks – Additional Details Announced!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 28, 2013

Indie Horror MonthIf you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!

From the Press Release
In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: ROADSIDE and THE ABC's OF DEATH on Saturday and K-11 and RESOLUTION on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic Blu-rays for fans at the fest, and those will be raffled off during the other screenings.

There will also be Sideshow Collectible gift card giveaways during the CineMayhem party Saturday night directly following the 8:45 pm screening of THE ABC's OF DEATH, and anyone in attendance for CineMayhem may attend the festivities located at Bogart's Bar & Grill (2nd floor of the Muvico Theaters).

SPECIAL OFFER ANNOUNCED:
Anyone who purchases a Saturday and/or Sunday CineMayhem Pass will receive a $50 gift card for Sideshow Collectibles when they pick up their passes at the fest table. One $50 gift certificate per pass purchased. Special thanks to Sideshow for allowing us to offer this great offer to the fans attending CineMayhem!

Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:

Saturday Pass- $30
Sunday Pass- $30
Individual Movie- $7 per ticket

Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website. The theatre is located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.

Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem's diverse and often genre-bending line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing's visceral horror anthology THE ABC's OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures' latest thriller K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, MORTAL KOMBAT) as well as a retro screening of Scott Glosserman's BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

Other new additions to the two-day schedule include the world premiere of Adam Barnick's brand new music video for Rivulets latest song "How, Who" as well as Drew Daywalt's latest short MEAT and a special screening of another short from Ryan Spindell, KIRKSDALE , which will precede a special screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2012 festival favorite RESOLUTION on Sunday evening along.

CineMayhem will also be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (MADISON COUNTY) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (KIRKSDALE), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis' (BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (NAILBITER).

Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (THE HILLS RUN RED) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Zach Green, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Muvico Theaters, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, Scream Factory, Breaking Glass Pictures, and Dread Central.

To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

For any press inquiries, please contact CineMayhemFilmFest@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- THE SLEEPER (Justin Russell): Alpha Gamma Theta are hosting a party for new pledges for the upcoming year. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep, the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives?

BLOCK TWO
2:00 PM- BREATH OF HATE (Sean Cain): One last job, and Love is out of the erotic escort business. Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world. One victim at a time. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK THREE
4:15 PM- COLDWATER (Dave Parker): ColdWater is a psychological suspense thriller dealing with one man housesitting, unaware of who or what might be with him. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FOUR
6:30 PM- ROADSIDE (Eric England): Roadside is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road. Their car is running. Their phones are working. But they STILL CAN'T LEAVE. World Premiere! Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FIVE
8:45 PM- THE ABCS OF DEATH (Jake West, Angela Bettis, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, etc.): Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABCs OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Q&A to Follow.

CineMayhem Party to be Held Right After THE ABCS OF DEATH at Bogart's Bar & Grill inside the Muvico. All CineMayhem attendees may attend.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- CINEMAYHEM SHORTS:
Foxes (Lorcan Finnegan): A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.

Wrong Number (Patrick Rea): Two strangers connect when a wrong number brings them together. Starring Cinnamon Schultz (Winter's Bone) and Joicie Appell (Nailbiter). Written by Amber Rapp, directed by Patrick Rea.

Familiar (Richard Powell): Through a series of tragic events, a middle-aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Killer Kart (James Feeney): An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

West Coast Premiere- Him Indoors (Paul Davis): Gregory Brewster is a serial killer; only problem is, he's agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he's terrified of... the outside world. Things don't quite go to plan, however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.

West Coast Premiere- Split the Check (Patrick Rea): See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples. Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller. Directed by Patrick Rea.

Meet (Drew Daywalt): Two country boys have an encounter with a mythological creature from ages past.

World Premiere- The Root of the Problem (Ryan Spindell): Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!

Q&A to Follow Shorts Block

BLOCK TWO
2:45 PM- CineMayhem Retro Screening of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (Scott Glosserman): The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

BLOCK THREE
4:45 PM- K-11 (Jules Stewart): Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, music executive Ray Saxx, Jr., is trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the Los Angeles County Prison System. He was out cold when he arrived, and he has no idea how he got there – all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. To do that, Ray must navigate through a maze of drug addled-transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Insane cellmates, corrupt guards and his own issues are just a few of what he’s dealing with while he pieces together his means of release from this dark and dangerous rabbit hole - K-11.

BLOCK FOUR
7:00 PM- RESOLUTION (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead): In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house – and they realize that Chris’s addictions are the least of their worries. One of the most talked-about discoveries of last year’s festival circuit, Resolution is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. Q&A to Follow.

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The CineMayhem Film Fest Invades Muvico Thousand Oaks – Additional Details Announced!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 28, 2013

Indie Horror MonthIf you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!

From the Press Release
In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: ROADSIDE and THE ABC's OF DEATH on Saturday and K-11 and RESOLUTION on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic Blu-rays for fans at the fest, and those will be raffled off during the other screenings.

There will also be Sideshow Collectible gift card giveaways during the CineMayhem party Saturday night directly following the 8:45 pm screening of THE ABC's OF DEATH, and anyone in attendance for CineMayhem may attend the festivities located at Bogart's Bar & Grill (2nd floor of the Muvico Theaters).

SPECIAL OFFER ANNOUNCED:
Anyone who purchases a Saturday and/or Sunday CineMayhem Pass will receive a $50 gift card for Sideshow Collectibles when they pick up their passes at the fest table. One $50 gift certificate per pass purchased. Special thanks to Sideshow for allowing us to offer this great offer to the fans attending CineMayhem!

Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:

Saturday Pass- $30
Sunday Pass- $30
Individual Movie- $7 per ticket

Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website. The theatre is located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.

Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem's diverse and often genre-bending line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing's visceral horror anthology THE ABC's OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures' latest thriller K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, MORTAL KOMBAT) as well as a retro screening of Scott Glosserman's BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

Other new additions to the two-day schedule include the world premiere of Adam Barnick's brand new music video for Rivulets latest song "How, Who" as well as Drew Daywalt's latest short MEAT and a special screening of another short from Ryan Spindell, KIRKSDALE , which will precede a special screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2012 festival favorite RESOLUTION on Sunday evening along.

CineMayhem will also be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (MADISON COUNTY) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (KIRKSDALE), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis' (BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (NAILBITER).

Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (THE HILLS RUN RED) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Zach Green, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Muvico Theaters, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, Scream Factory, Breaking Glass Pictures, and Dread Central.

To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

For any press inquiries, please contact CineMayhemFilmFest@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- THE SLEEPER (Justin Russell): Alpha Gamma Theta are hosting a party for new pledges for the upcoming year. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep, the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives?

BLOCK TWO
2:00 PM- BREATH OF HATE (Sean Cain): One last job, and Love is out of the erotic escort business. Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world. One victim at a time. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK THREE
4:15 PM- COLDWATER (Dave Parker): ColdWater is a psychological suspense thriller dealing with one man housesitting, unaware of who or what might be with him. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FOUR
6:30 PM- ROADSIDE (Eric England): Roadside is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road. Their car is running. Their phones are working. But they STILL CAN'T LEAVE. World Premiere! Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FIVE
8:45 PM- THE ABCS OF DEATH (Jake West, Angela Bettis, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, etc.): Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABCs OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Q&A to Follow.

CineMayhem Party to be Held Right After THE ABCS OF DEATH at Bogart's Bar & Grill inside the Muvico. All CineMayhem attendees may attend.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- CINEMAYHEM SHORTS:
Foxes (Lorcan Finnegan): A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.

Wrong Number (Patrick Rea): Two strangers connect when a wrong number brings them together. Starring Cinnamon Schultz (Winter's Bone) and Joicie Appell (Nailbiter). Written by Amber Rapp, directed by Patrick Rea.

Familiar (Richard Powell): Through a series of tragic events, a middle-aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Killer Kart (James Feeney): An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

West Coast Premiere- Him Indoors (Paul Davis): Gregory Brewster is a serial killer; only problem is, he's agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he's terrified of... the outside world. Things don't quite go to plan, however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.

West Coast Premiere- Split the Check (Patrick Rea): See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples. Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller. Directed by Patrick Rea.

Meet (Drew Daywalt): Two country boys have an encounter with a mythological creature from ages past.

World Premiere- The Root of the Problem (Ryan Spindell): Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!

Q&A to Follow Shorts Block

BLOCK TWO
2:45 PM- CineMayhem Retro Screening of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (Scott Glosserman): The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

BLOCK THREE
4:45 PM- K-11 (Jules Stewart): Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, music executive Ray Saxx, Jr., is trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the Los Angeles County Prison System. He was out cold when he arrived, and he has no idea how he got there – all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. To do that, Ray must navigate through a maze of drug addled-transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Insane cellmates, corrupt guards and his own issues are just a few of what he’s dealing with while he pieces together his means of release from this dark and dangerous rabbit hole - K-11.

BLOCK FOUR
7:00 PM- RESOLUTION (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead): In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house – and they realize that Chris’s addictions are the least of their worries. One of the most talked-about discoveries of last year’s festival circuit, Resolution is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. Q&A to Follow.

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The CineMayhem Film Fest Invades Muvico Thousand Oaks – Additional Details Announced!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 28, 2013

Indie Horror MonthIf you're in or around Los Angeles and are a horror fan, you should make it your business to attend this weekend's CineMayhem Film Festival in honor of Indie Horror Month! Read on for the skinny on all that's happening!

From the Press Release
In less than 48 hours, the first-ever CineMayhem Film Fest will be under way at the Muvico Thousand Oaks (166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA), and to get the fans out there ready, we have a few final details we wanted to share in preparation of our two-day celebration of independent horror this weekend.

CineMayhem sponsor Sideshow Collectibles has generously donated four figurines for us to raffle off to attendees at the following screenings on March 2nd and 3rd: ROADSIDE and THE ABC's OF DEATH on Saturday and K-11 and RESOLUTION on Sunday. Scream Factory, another CineMayhem sponsor, has also kindly donated several of their cult classic Blu-rays for fans at the fest, and those will be raffled off during the other screenings.

There will also be Sideshow Collectible gift card giveaways during the CineMayhem party Saturday night directly following the 8:45 pm screening of THE ABC's OF DEATH, and anyone in attendance for CineMayhem may attend the festivities located at Bogart's Bar & Grill (2nd floor of the Muvico Theaters).

SPECIAL OFFER ANNOUNCED:
Anyone who purchases a Saturday and/or Sunday CineMayhem Pass will receive a $50 gift card for Sideshow Collectibles when they pick up their passes at the fest table. One $50 gift certificate per pass purchased. Special thanks to Sideshow for allowing us to offer this great offer to the fans attending CineMayhem!

Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:

Saturday Pass- $30
Sunday Pass- $30
Individual Movie- $7 per ticket

Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website. The theatre is located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Founded this year as a launch event to kick-off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California on March 2nd and 3rd.

Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem's diverse and often genre-bending line-up includes advanced screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing's visceral horror anthology THE ABC's OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures' latest thriller K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, MORTAL KOMBAT) as well as a retro screening of Scott Glosserman's BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

Other new additions to the two-day schedule include the world premiere of Adam Barnick's brand new music video for Rivulets latest song "How, Who" as well as Drew Daywalt's latest short MEAT and a special screening of another short from Ryan Spindell, KIRKSDALE , which will precede a special screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2012 festival favorite RESOLUTION on Sunday evening along.

CineMayhem will also be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (MADISON COUNTY) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (KIRKSDALE), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis' (BEWARE THE MOON: REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (NAILBITER).

Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (SILENT NIGHT, ZOMBIE NIGHT), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (THE HILLS RUN RED) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Zach Green, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Muvico Theaters, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, Scream Factory, Breaking Glass Pictures, and Dread Central.

To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

For any press inquiries, please contact CineMayhemFilmFest@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- THE SLEEPER (Justin Russell): Alpha Gamma Theta are hosting a party for new pledges for the upcoming year. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep, the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives?

BLOCK TWO
2:00 PM- BREATH OF HATE (Sean Cain): One last job, and Love is out of the erotic escort business. Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world. One victim at a time. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK THREE
4:15 PM- COLDWATER (Dave Parker): ColdWater is a psychological suspense thriller dealing with one man housesitting, unaware of who or what might be with him. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FOUR
6:30 PM- ROADSIDE (Eric England): Roadside is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road. Their car is running. Their phones are working. But they STILL CAN'T LEAVE. World Premiere! Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FIVE
8:45 PM- THE ABCS OF DEATH (Jake West, Angela Bettis, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, etc.): Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABCs OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Q&A to Follow.

CineMayhem Party to be Held Right After THE ABCS OF DEATH at Bogart's Bar & Grill inside the Muvico. All CineMayhem attendees may attend.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- CINEMAYHEM SHORTS:
Foxes (Lorcan Finnegan): A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.

Wrong Number (Patrick Rea): Two strangers connect when a wrong number brings them together. Starring Cinnamon Schultz (Winter's Bone) and Joicie Appell (Nailbiter). Written by Amber Rapp, directed by Patrick Rea.

Familiar (Richard Powell): Through a series of tragic events, a middle-aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Killer Kart (James Feeney): An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

West Coast Premiere- Him Indoors (Paul Davis): Gregory Brewster is a serial killer; only problem is, he's agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he's terrified of... the outside world. Things don't quite go to plan, however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.

West Coast Premiere- Split the Check (Patrick Rea): See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples. Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller. Directed by Patrick Rea.

Meet (Drew Daywalt): Two country boys have an encounter with a mythological creature from ages past.

World Premiere- The Root of the Problem (Ryan Spindell): Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!

Q&A to Follow Shorts Block

BLOCK TWO
2:45 PM- CineMayhem Retro Screening of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (Scott Glosserman): The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

BLOCK THREE
4:45 PM- K-11 (Jules Stewart): Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, music executive Ray Saxx, Jr., is trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the Los Angeles County Prison System. He was out cold when he arrived, and he has no idea how he got there – all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. To do that, Ray must navigate through a maze of drug addled-transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Insane cellmates, corrupt guards and his own issues are just a few of what he’s dealing with while he pieces together his means of release from this dark and dangerous rabbit hole - K-11.

BLOCK FOUR
7:00 PM- RESOLUTION (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead): In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house – and they realize that Chris’s addictions are the least of their worries. One of the most talked-about discoveries of last year’s festival circuit, Resolution is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. Q&A to Follow.

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Dread Central’s Indie Horror CineMayhem Film Festival – Full Schedule Announced; Tickets on Sale Now!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 15, 2013

Indie Horror MonthThe CineMayhem Film Fest is pleased to announce its final line-up with tickets and festival passes going on sale TODAY for the two-day celebration of independent horror at the Muvico in Thousand Oaks, CA, this March.

Ticket and Pass prices for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest are:
Saturday Pass- $30
Sunday Pass- $30
Individual Movie- $7 per ticket

Tickets and full-day passes can be purchased at the Muvico Thousand Oaks website. The theatre is located at 166 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.

And don't forget that starting RIGHT NOW, you can submit your short film to us, and if gets the most "Likes" via our official CineMayhem Contest Facebook App, it will be shown during the fest. To upload your film for judging, just hit the link and get started.

From the Press Release
Founded this year as a launch event to kick off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California, on March 2nd and 3rd.

Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem's diverse and often genre-bending line-up includes advance screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects - Magnet Releasing's visceral horror anthology THE ABCs OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures' latest thriller K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage, Mortal Kombat) - as well as a retro screening of Scott Glosserman's BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

Other new additions to the two-day schedule include the world premiere of Adam Barnick's brand new music video for Rivulets' latest song "How, Who" as well as Drew Daywalt's latest short MEAT and a special screening of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's 2012 festival favorite RESOLUTION, which will be closing out CineMayhem on Sunday evening.

CineMayhem will also be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (Madison County) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (Kirksdale), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis' (Bewar the Moon: Remembering An American Werewolf in London) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (Nailbiter).

Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (Silent Night, Zombie Night), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Zach Green, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan.

Official sponsors for the 2013 CineMayhem Film Fest include Muvico Theaters, Sideshow Collectibles, Magnet Releasing, Scream Factory, Breaking Glass Pictures, and Dread Central.

To keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

For any press inquiries, please contact CineMayhemFilmFest@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- THE SLEEPER (Justin Russell): Alpha Gamma Theta are hosting a party for new pledges for the upcoming year. As the new pledges arrive, so does an uninvited guest. Little do the sisters know someone is watching them in the shadows. As the girls shower, study, eat and sleep, the stalker studies the girls. One by one he finds the girls at their most vulnerable and murders them. The police hunt for the missing girls and their killer, but will they find them in time? Or will the girls be forced to fight for their lives?

BLOCK TWO
2:00 PM- BREATH OF HATE (Sean Cain): One last job, and Love is out of the erotic escort business. Unfortunately, that final job is for a trio of escaped mental patients who are looking to change the world. One victim at a time. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK THREE
4:15 PM- COLDWATER (Dave Parker): ColdWater is a psychological suspense thriller dealing with one man housesitting, unaware of who or what might be with him. Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FOUR
6:30 PM- ROADSIDE (Eric England): Roadside is a high concept thriller that finds Dan Summers and his pregnant wife, Mindy, in a fight for their lives when they are held hostage in their car by an unseen gunman on the side of a desolate mountain road. Their car is running. Their phones are working. But they STILL CAN'T LEAVE. World Premiere! Q&A to Follow.

BLOCK FIVE
8:45 PM- THE ABCS OF DEATH (Jake West, Angela Bettis, Simon Rumley, Tak Sakaguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura, etc.): Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABCs OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters; each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and ultimately confrontational, THE ABCs OF DEATH is the definitive vision of modern horror diversity. Q&A to Follow.

CineMayhem Party to be Held Right After THE ABCS OF DEATH at Bogart's Bar & Grill inside the Muvico. All CineMayhem attendees may attend.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

BLOCK ONE
12:00 PM- CINEMAYHEM SHORTS:
Foxes (Lorcan Finnegan): A young couple trapped in a remote estate of empty houses and shrieking foxes are beckoned from their isolation into a twilight world. A world of the paranormal or perhaps insanity.

Wrong Number (Patrick Rea): Two strangers connect when a wrong number brings them together.  Starring Cinnamon Schultz (Winter's Bone) and Joicie Appell (Nailbiter).  Written by Amber Rapp, directed by Patrick Rea.

Familiar (Richard Powell): Through a series of tragic events, a middle-aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Killer Kart (James Feeney): An evil grows, hiding in plain sight. Just four wheels and a basket, but forged of aluminum in the fires of Hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of… The Killer Kart!

West Coast Premiere- Him Indoors (Paul Davis): Gregory Brewster is a serial killer; only problem is, he's agoraphobic! Facing an impending eviction from his family home, Gregory has a plan that will save him from being subjected to the one thing he's terrified of... the outside world. Things don't quite go to plan, however, when a surprise visit from his new neighbor finds him in a very awkward situation.

West Coast Premiere- Split the Check (Patrick Rea): See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples.  Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller.  Directed by Patrick Rea.

Meat (Drew Daywalt): Two country boys have an encounter with a mythological creature from ages past. 

World Premiere- The Root of the Problem (Ryan Spindell): Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!

Q&A to Follow Shorts Block

BLOCK TWO
2:45 PM- CineMayhem Retro Screening of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON (Scott Glosserman): The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them.

BLOCK THREE
4:45 PM- K-11 (Jules Stewart): Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, music executive Ray Saxx, Jr., is trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the Los Angeles County Prison System. He was out cold when he arrived, and he has no idea how he got there – all he knows is he needs to get the hell out…alive and intact. To do that, Ray must navigate through a maze of drug addled-transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Insane cellmates, corrupt guards and his own issues are just a few of what he’s dealing with while he pieces together his means of release from this dark and dangerous rabbit hole - K-11.

BLOCK FOUR
7:00 PM- RESOLUTION (Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead): In an abandoned cabin on the edge of an Indian reservation, Mike (Peter Cilella) stages a risky intervention to force his friend Chris (Vinny Curran) off meth and into rehab. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend’s life takes an unexpected turn when ominous threats start appearing around the house – and they realize that Chris’s addictions are the least of their worries. One of the most talked-about discoveries of last year’s festival circuit, Resolution is genre-bending horror at its most bone-chilling. Q&A to Follow.

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Get Your Short Film Shown on the Big Screen at the CineMayhem Film Festival

Posted by Uncle Creepy on February 15, 2013

Indie Horror MonthWith Dread Central's Indie Horror Month right around the corner, we have a contest for you indie filmmakers that's sure to get your blood pumping and then hopefully spraying right out of your jugular vein. Read on for details.

Starting RIGHT NOW you can submit your short film to us, and if gets the most "Likes" via our official CineMayhem Contest Facebook App, it will be shown during the fest. You can upload your film right now for judging. Hit that link and get started.

The festival runs March 2nd and 3rd at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California.

  • All shorts must be made and submitted in accordance with the provisions and instructions posted herein.
  • The short must be in the English language or with English subtitles.
  • The short may be no longer than 10 minutes in length, including titles and/or credits, if any.
  • The short must be the contestant’s original work.

    All shorts must be received by the end of the Entry Period (12:00 midnight PT on February 20, 2013). Voting on the entries will then begin at 1:00 AM PT February 21, 2013. Contestants may submit multiple shorts, including films made by them prior to the start of the Contest, and may submit the same films in other film contests and/or festivals without restriction. Shorts may not be revised or deleted after they have been submitted. All shorts will be posted on the Contest Site. By submitting a short, Contestants grant permission for their films to be posted on the Contest Site for viewing by visitors to the Contest Site and for evaluation by fans during the voting process. The winning entry will be picked by popular vote and will be screened at the CineMayhem Film Festival at the festival organizers' discretion.

    Check out the official press release below for more about the event, and good luck!

    From the Press Release
    CineMayhem Film Fest was founded by Heather Wixson, producer and horror journalist with DreadCentral.com. Created as a launch event to kick off Dread Central's third annual Indie Horror Month this March, CineMayhem will celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California, on March 2nd and 3rd.

    Created as a way to pay homage to and celebrate the spirit of independent filmmaking and those unafraid to take risks with their storytelling, CineMayhem's diverse line-up includes advance screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing's visceral horror anthology THE ABCs OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures' mind-bending drama K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage, Mortal Kombat).

    CineMayhem is also thrilled to announce that it will be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (Madison County) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (Kirksdale), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM, as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis' (Beware the Moon: Remembering An American Werewolf in London) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (Nailbiter).

    Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (Silent Night, Zombie Night), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Richard Powell, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan as well as a few retro indie horror screenings to be announced soon.

    Ticket information and the full CineMayhem line-up will be announced later this month; to keep up with all the CineMayhem to come this March, fans can follow CineMayhem on Twitter and give them a "Like" on the official CineMayhem Facebook page.

    Get Your Short Film Shown on the Big Screen at the CineMayhem Film Festival

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    Cause mayhem in the comments section below!