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Get Ready to Beg The Evangelist for Forgiveness in May

Posted by Debi Moore on March 29, 2017

Back in 2015 we told you about the psychological thriller/horror film Clean Cut, and now it’s heading our way on DVD with a new title, The Evangelist, and artwork. Of course we have all the details you need right here!

From the Press Release:
ITN Distribution has acquired the rights to worldwide distribution for the highly anticipated horror/psychological thriller The Evangelist with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and eOne Entertainment releasing the film in the US and Canada.

On May 9th, enter the sadistic world of The Evangelist, a Bible-quoting serial killer who has a small New Jersey town gripped with fear. Is he the same maniac from the past continuing his moral cleansing or a new, merciless angel of death?

The film, which won two coveted awards at the Atlantic City Cinefest Film Festival for Best Horror and Best Actor, stars Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), Samantha Artese (The Coffee Shop), and Michael Billy (The One) with Billy Sample (Former NY Yankee), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses).  It’s directed by Joseph Pepitone (The Jersey Devil), produced by Keith Collins, and written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone based on a story by Collins.

Executive producers are Steve Wolf, Jonnie Rockwell, AJ Mattioli, and Cory Green; co-executive producers are Doug Bollinger and Joseph Pepitone. Editing and cinematography are by Green with original music by Thal.

Pre-orders are now open for The Evangelist, and you can learn more on the film’s Facebook page. Just remember: Your sins are not forgiven!

Synopsis:
The Evangelist tells the story of Bill Horton (Collins), who at seven years old watched in horror as a serial killer murdered his mother. Known as The Evangelist, he placed a Bible next to her body and quoted scripture as he left Bill alone and destroyed.

Thirty years later, Bill has grown up and appears to be a model citizen, spending his days cleaning his house and baking. He has, however, picked up the mantle of The Evangelist, killing those he finds wicked and evil and leaving a Bible by their bodies. Bill only opens up to Dr. Laura Cooper (Artese), a psychiatrist who discovers Bill’s dark secret. She contacts young Detective Edward Legros (Billy), who is working on the case with his cynical, veteran partner, Detective John Vance (Bollinger). But what Vance knows about the original Evangelist will lead to a bloody showdown.

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Production Kicks Off on New Thriller Rock, Paper, Scissors

Posted by Debi Moore on August 2, 2016

We’ve mentioned indie director Doug Bollinger numerous times here on Dread Central, and production has just kicked off on his newest project, a thriller titled Rock, Paper, Scissors.  Read on for the details!

From the Press Release:
Production has begin on the frightening new thriller feature film Rock, Paper, Scissors. Director Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna, Mail Order Bride) takes you on a violent, psychological ride that pushes a simple suburban couple to the extremes and forces them to answer the question: How far would you go to get back the love you once had?

Rock, Paper, Scissors tells the story of Sam and Missy Wagner, whose once romantic coupling has led them to now go through the motions of a mediocre marriage in a peaceful suburb. Their simple lives are thrown into a vicious tailspin after they are victims of a horrific event. They must navigate through treacherous, unknown territory in order to get back what they once had. Will the journey break them or revitalize their bond?

The film stars Timothy Laurel Harrison (Out of My Hand), Jeff Riberdy (Half a Dozen), Angela Sharp (Gravedigger), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet), Michael Billy (Clean Cut), and Annelise Nielsen (The Samaritans). It’s directed by Doug Bollinger; produced by Bollinger, Collins, Josh Lee, and Ashley Steele; and written by Bollinger and Lee with cinematography and editing by Cory Green (The Jersey Devil).

Check out some early promo artwork below, and keep your eyes on the Rock, Paper, Scissors Facebook page for updates.

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First Details and Artwork for The Samaritans

Posted by Debi Moore on March 7, 2016

Reminding us that “no good deed goes unpunished,” the frightening new horror/thriller film The Samaritans has kicked off production, and we have the early details here along with a look at some teaser artwork.

From the minds of award-winning filmmakers Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet, Clean Cut), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna, Mail Order Bride), and Cory Green (The Jersey Devil), comes one of the most chilling stories set to fill your thoughts with permanent paranormal fear and fright.

Bollinger is directing; and starring are Collins, Bollinger, Timothy Laurel Harrison (Out of My Hand), and Annelise Nielsen (The Brink of Us) with Billy Sample (former NY Yankee), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (of Guns N’ Roses), and Michael Billy (The One). Green serves as cinematographer, editor, and composer.

For more info visit The Samaritans on Facebook.

Synopsis:
The Samaritans tells the story of four co-workers who get together to finish a project at their manager’s home. They haven’t actually met face-to-face before, and they discover they have more in common than the new app they are perfecting. As they piece together their histories, they realize that each of them has a deadly secret that could reveal a way out or seal their fates.

Their pasts have provoked a vengeful force to show them the errors in their ways. The home they have been summoned to becomes their court and their prison. Can they prove that history doesn’t repeat itself? Can they redeem themselves before time runs out? Will they figure out their fateful bond before revenge has its way with them?

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Trailer for Clean Cut Makes an Incision Through Your Holidays

Posted by Debi Moore on December 22, 2015

A new psychological thriller/horror film is heading our way that reminds us it’s often the straightest people that can be the most twisted…

Check out the just released trailer for Clean Cut, which reveals the sadistic world of The Evangelist, a Bible-quoting serial killer who has a small New Jersey town gripped with fear. Is he the same maniac from the past continuing his moral cleansing or a new, merciless angel of death?

The film stars Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet), Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), Samantha Artese (The Coffee Shop), and Michael Billy (The One) with Billy Sample (Former NY Yankee), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses).  It’s directed by Joseph Pepitone (The Jersey Devil), produced by Keith Collins, and written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone based on a story by Collins.

Executive producers are Steve Wolf, Jonnie Rockwell, AJ Mattioli, and Cory Green; co-executive producers are Doug Bollinger and Joseph Pepitone. Editing and cinematography are by Green with original music by Thal.

Synopsis:
Clean Cut tells the story of Bill Horton (Collins), who at seven years old watched in horror as a serial killer murdered his mother. Known as The Evangelist, he places a Bible next to her body and quotes scripture as he leaves Bill alone and destroyed. Thirty years later, Bill has grown up and appears to be a model citizen, spending his days cleaning his house and baking. He has, however, picked up the mantle of The Evangelist, killing those whom he finds wicked and evil and leaving a Bible by their bodies.

Bill only opens up to Dr. Laura Cooper (Artese), a psychiatrist, who discovers his dark secret. She contacts young Detective Edward Legros (Billy), who is working on the case with his cynical, veteran partner, Detective John Vance (Bollinger). But what Vance knows about the original Evangelist will lead to a bloody showdown.

For more info “like” Clean Cut on Facebook.

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The Jersey Devil – New Clip Reveals Opening

Posted by Steve Barton on December 16, 2015

The Jersey Devil is a film we’ve mentioned here on DC previously due to its storyline involving a relocated Hell… to New Jersey no less, and right now we have a look at the film’s opening minutes. Check it out!

Straight from the Church of Ultimate Satisfaction, The Jersey Devil stars Chris Mulkey (Captain Phillips, “Boardwalk Empire”), Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet, Gravedigger), David Chokachi (“Baywatch”), Jack Mulcahy (Brothers McMullen, Porky’s), Edvin Ortega (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Penelope Lagos (Stuck in the Middle).

Two-time New York Emmy winner Joseph Pepitone (Stuck in the Middle) directs the film, which was written by Pepitone along with Billy Pepitone. It’s been executive produced by Jersey City’s own Michael Billy, Jarl Haugedal, and Dorothy Fucito. It’s produced by Debbie Philips, Charles Anastasia, Larry Salvato, John Camera, Frank X. Sepe, Jessica Pell, Kimberly Clemente, Jeff Quinlan, Keith Collins, Ed Luster, Jay Andriani, and Joseph Pepitone.

To learn more, visit The Jersey Devil on Facebook.

Synopsis:
Lucifer’s term limits are up; and a new younger, hipper Devil has taken over. His plan is to re-brand and relocate Hell. Along with his dim-witted Devil’s Advocate, he settles in New Jersey and begins to build the new Hell.  Lucifer; his wife, Eve; and Advocate Judas all follow the new Devil to Jersey to try to disrupt his plans and return Hell to its original home.

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Look Out for The Jersey Devil in October

Posted by Debi Moore on August 3, 2015

The Jersey Devil is a film we’ve mentioned here on DC previously due to its storyline involving a relocated Hell… to New Jersey no less!  And while it doesn’t quite fit the horror/comedy category, anyone looking for a good laugh (and who isn’t these days?) should still keep it on their radar.  It’s just landed distro and a new trailer so read on for the details.

From the Press Release:
Humanity Pride Productions, Green Light Films, and Diamond Jesus Productions have signed with Shami Media Group, Inc., for the official worldwide release of the multi award-winning comedy film The Jersey Devil on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

Straight from the CHURCH OF ULTIMATE SATISFACTION, The Jersey Devil stars Chris Mulkey (Captain Phillips, “Boardwalk Empire”), Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet, Gravedigger), David Chokachi (“Baywatch”), Jack Mulcahy (Brothers McMullen, Porky’s), Edvin Ortega (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Penelope Lagos (Stuck in the Middle).

The Jersey Devil is directed by two-time New York Emmy winner Joseph Pepitone (Stuck in the Middle), written by Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone, and executive produced by Jersey City’s own Michael Billy, Jarl Haugedal, and Dorothy Fucito. It’s produced by Debbie Philips, Charles Anastasia, Larry Salvato, John Camera, Frank X. Sepe, Jessica Pell, Kimberly Clemente, Jeff Quinlan, Keith Collins, Ed Luster, Jay Andriani, and Joseph Pepitone.

“We are really happy to be part of The Shami family,” said writer/director Joseph Pepitone. “They have the ability to get The Jersey Devil out to the largest possible audience. I’m excited for the public to see this film.”

To learn more, visit The Jersey Devil on Facebook.

Synopsis:
Lucifer’s term limits are up; and a new younger, hipper Devil has taken over. His plan is to re-brand and relocate Hell. Along with his dim-witted Devil’s Advocate, he settles in New Jersey and begins to build the new Hell.  Lucifer; his wife, Eve; and Advocate Judas all follow the new Devil to Jersey to try to disrupt his plans and return Hell to its original home.

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First Details on New Horror/Thriller Time Wounds All

Posted by Debi Moore on June 3, 2015

Word of a new film that just kicked off production in Rochester, New York, has landed in our inbox, and with a plot that involves skeletons in the closet of a tight-knit family, of course we had to share the news about Time Wounds All.  We know how much you guys love skeletons!

From the Press Release:
Production is announced by MM Mayhem Films for the new horror/psychological thriller feature film Time Wounds All. From the mind of Nicholas Boise (A Fight For Survival, Awake in the Woods) and the ink of Jessi Boise comes one of the most mind-bending tales to ever take the screen. Led by award-winning actor Keith Collins (The Meat Puppet, Clean Cut), who is set to captivate and confuse you as you try to figure out the secrets hidden within the darkest depths of our minds, Time Wounds All will keep you guessing until the end.

Along with Collins, the film stars Elana Mugdan (Let’s Make a Movie, Letters to Quentin) and Francesca DiPaola (Lifetime’s “The Sisterhood”).  It’s produced by Collins and Nicholas Boise, directed by Boise, and written by Boise and Jessi Boise.

For more info visit Time Wounds All on Facebook.

Synopsis:
Inside every family there are secrets… some good and some so dark that every member must work to keep it. Elizabeth and Eddie Williams live on their childhood farm with their brother Evan. When a forgotten skeleton escapes its closet and threatens their perfect life, someone must take charge! What is this family hiding? And who are they hiding it from?

In the end one question is left unanswered… Is it fear that makes you guilty, or is it that you fear you’re already guilty?

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Twisted Thriller Clean Cut Kicks off Production

Posted by Debi Moore on March 9, 2015

A new film that reminds us “The straightest people can be the most twisted” just kicked off production in New York, and it promises to make you squirm in your seat with terrifying, heart-pounding fear and fright. Read on for the first details on Clean Cut from Joseph and Billy Pepitone and their frequent collaborator Keith Collins.

From the Press Release:
Production has begun on the psychologically disturbing new horror/thriller feature film Clean Cut. From the mind of award-winning actor Keith Collins (Gravedigger,The Meat Puppet) and the profound ink of two-time NY Emmy Award-winning writer Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone (Stuck in the Middle, The Jersey Devil) comes a chilling story. Murder, blood, torture, and psychotic thoughts will race through your head while watching this journey of paranoia unfold, permanently deranging the moviegoer’s mind.

Clean Cut tells the story of Bill Horton, who at seven years old watched in horror as a serial killer murdered his mother. Known as The Evangelist, he places a Bible next to her body and quotes scripture as he leaves Bill alone and destroyed. Thirty years later, Bill has grown up and appears to be a model citizen, spending his days cleaning his house and baking. He has, however, picked up the mantle of The Evangelist, killing those he finds wicked and evil and leaving a Bible by their bodies.

Bill only opens up to Dr. Laura Cooper, a psychiatrist, who discovers Bill’s dark secret. She contacts young Detective Edward Legros, who is working on the case with his cynical, veteran partner, Detective John Vance. But what Vance knows about the original Evangelist will lead to a bloody showdown.

The film stars Keith Collins, Doug Bollinger (Waltzing Anna), Samantha Artese (The Coffee Shop), and Michael Billy (The One) with Billy Sample (Former NY Yankee), Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses), who is also providing original music. It’s directed by Joseph Pepitone (who co-wrote with Billy Pepitone) and produced by Keith Collins (who’s credited with the story).

Executive producers are Steve Wolf, Jonnie Rockwell, AJ Mattioli, and Cory Green; co-executive producers are Doug Bollinger and Joseph Pepitone. Cinematography and editing are by Cory Green.

To keep tabs on the production, “like” Clean Cut on Facebook.

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Awake in the Woods Set for Release in Spring 2015

Posted by Debi Moore on January 9, 2015

There’s a new horror/thriller/docudrama heading our way in May of this year courtesy of Shami Media Group, and we have a look at the trailer, new poster, and DVD box cover for Awake in the Woods right here to get you ready for it.

From the Press Release:
Awake in the Woods is set to thrill you worldwide! Shami Media Group, Inc., a distribution, marketing, and media leader in worldwide film distribution led by film veteran Bob Shami, recently acquired the film and has set an official release date of May 19, 2015.

Residents of Marion, NY, the small farming community where the film was shot, are creeped out by the “Woods” of the title, and most fear going near them. During filming reality came into play, making the local news when one actor had a real-life paranormal possession while going a little too deep into the cursed woods. Cameras kept rolling, documenting the experience before help finally arrived.

The film was directed by Nicholas Boise (A Fight for Survival); written by Boise and Theresa Galeani; and stars Boise, Galeani (I Am Legend, Cross the Line), Keith Collins (Gravedigger, The Jersey Devil, The Meat Puppet), and Madelaine Kemp (A Fight for Survival). It was produced by Collins, Boise, and Galeani.

Synopsis:
Awake in the Woods tells the story of how the woods in Marion, New York, have a past. Hunters report unusual activity, hikers describe chilling experiences, parents warn their children to avoid them, and the lucky few who survive the woods alone have all gone insane. When a young girl named Madelaine (Kemp) does not heed her parents’ warning, she goes missing in the woods. Three friends — Ronnie (Galeani), Derek (Collins), and Tucker (Boise) — decide to document their search for the truth. What they witness can’t be explained. In the end only one is left wandering… awake in the woods.

For more info “like” Awake in the Woods on Facebook and visit ShamiMediaGroup.com.

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New Artwork and Trailer Pull the Strings of The Meat Puppet

Posted by Debi Moore on November 5, 2014

The Meat Puppet Lands Distro via TomCat Films; New ArtworkIn September we got word that the award-winning The Meat Puppet had been picked up for worldwide distribution by TomCat Films, and now that it’s heading our way in early 2015, it has a new trailer and artwork.

The film has won five awards so far, including Best Horror Film, Best Actor (Keith Collins), and Best New Jersey Feature. It was produced entirely in New Jersey and stars Keith Collins and Daniela Rivera.

The Meat Puppet also features Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses), Skeery Jones (DJ at Z-100), Chris Wilkes (“SNL”), Gregg Valentino (TLC’s “The Man Whose Arms Exploded”), Billy Sample (former NY Yankee), Geri Reischl (“The Brady Bunch Variety Hour”), Emilio Masella (“Jersey Shore”), Billy Garcia and Gervase Peterson (“Survivor”), John Fields (DJ Unique), Gary Garver (formerly of “The Howard Stern Show”), Brandon Ruckdashel (Co-ed Confidential), Darren Server (Atlas Shrugged), Erik Chopin (Winner of “The Biggest Loser”), Matthew Schultz (singer/songwriter), Jamie Kovac (Fury from “American Gladiators”), and April Hunter (WCW & TNA wresting).

The film was directed and edited by Joe Valenti, written by Joseph and Billy Pepitone, produced by Blaze Kelly Coyle, Collins, and Valenti, and executive produced by Coyle and Valenti.

Synopsis
Andrew “Drew” Shelton appears to have it all… Looks. Money. Women. But behind that charming smile lies an unimaginable evil. An abusive childhood has turned him into an impulsive, delusional sociopath who has developed an insatiable appetite for beautiful women’s flesh. As the bodies pile up and a gung-ho detective starts stalking him, Drew descends deeper into madness. His obsession with one woman may be the only chance to stop him from serving up his next victim. Or will she fall prey and become the next main course?

For more info visit the official The Meat Puppet website and like The Meat Puppet on Facebook.

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