Indie Spotlight: Scythe

This week’s indie spotlight comes from another friend of ours, Jim Rothman. If you get nothing else out of this post, HE IS NOT MATT DAMON. 70d214018d4db4fd1e27e6d954ad7609_original <— see.

 

Anyways, Jim if the director, writer, and producer of the film that promises no more dumb cliches, just pure horror. Ok, I’m in.

This movie is called Scythe. It’s about a serial killer, known as the Grim Reaper Killer  who escapes from prison.

 

From the website,

 

On the week of prom night in Concord North Carolina, RONALD WADE, known as The Grim Reaper Killer, escaped a prison transport and breaks into a hardware store, surprising high school student EMILY JOHNSON, the store owner’s daughter. Under the cover of the store’s blackout, a hide-or-be killed cat and mouse game ensues, ending with several stab wounds to Emily’s back with a SCYTHE, the killer’s signature weapon.

A television left on breaks the news of the Grim Reaper’s escape and highlights his exploits, as he swings a scythe at Emily, beheading her. She is his latest victim. And his first mistake.

With prom cancelled and a mandatory curfew in effect, shy teen MEGAN MILLER is forced by her best friend KIM to meet with AMY, VICKY, REBECCA, and JENNIFER after hours at the abandoned pool for a party. At the pool party Megan opens up about her desire to be great, to be worthy of someone worth knowing. This confession leads the girls to bond and build a sisterhood to watch out for one another. Unbeknownst to them outside hovers the Grim Reaper Killer, targeting them as his newest victims.

When young, disgraced FBI AGENT CHRIS GIBSON is tasked with recapturing the killer he encounters the seasoned US MARSHAL JOHN DECKER. After a jurisdictional dispute the two begrudgingly join forces. While examine Emily’s body it is Agent Gibson that discovers the killer’s mistake: this is not the work of The Grim Reaper Killer. It is someone else…

Sounds like this is going to be one HELL of a film, we interview Jim this week on EMZT Radio (Sunday night at 8pm EST with replays at 10pm EST and Thursdays at 8 and 10 pm EST.)

Seriously, don’t watch Fright Night 2 (2013)

Silly, idiotic, curious me, always has a need to watch movies i’m told not to watch..  because sometimes those who tell me not to watch them are wrong..

but not this time..

this had popped up on Netflix as a recent add and i thought, let’s see what kind of story for a second movie of the Fright Night remake has in mind..

so i’m pretty sure this was a direct to video kind of movie and it’s not a sequel to the remake..  in fact, it’s a reboot of the remake..  it’s the same characters, different cast, and a brand new story of them meeting up with vampires, like they have not gone thru any vampire related at all..  WTF??  why the hell is is called Part 2 then??  i’m not sure..  and Jerry Dandridge is Gerri Dandridge and a woman, who is an art history professor at a university in Romania, that Charlie, “Evil” Ed and Amy go to..  in one of their classes it was discussed that Bram Stoker got Dracula wrong because Dracula was actually a..  woman..  ????  and so the hilarity ensues..

Peter Vincent is a paranormal reality star, who stages all his effects and meetings with “supernatural” creatures for FRIGHT NIGHT and he’s a complete coward..  even tho at the very end of the movie he does save the day..

Gerri Dandridge is Elizabeth Bathory, who was placed under a curse that she will be a night stalking vampire until she drinks the blood of a virgin who was born at midnight under a blood moon, then she will be able to walk in the daylight and still be a vampire..  she has a pool of blood that she keeps draining female victims’ blood into and she submerges herself in it for a while and she comes out young and beautiful because in her true form, she is an old ugly hag..

of course, Amy is the destined virgin..

ok.. ok.. given the modern times, the FX are very good, with lots of bloody gore all over the place..  thumbs up for that..

Gerri is a bit too cheery as a vampire..  she’s always smiling and always says such lines that refer to sexual innuendo or cryptic vampire..  and she has a sonar ability that helps her find her prey in tunnels..

i really am kicking myself for wasting my time watching this movie..  but it was really filmed in Bucharest Romania, so that’s another thumbs up for that..

i implore you..  DON’T WATCH THIS MOVIE!

Home Sweet Home

EMZT Radio is proud to announce a new partnership with the Blackberry Patch Role Playing group, as we help present their new show, Home Sweet Home.

Each week, follow the hijnks and stories of survivors of the zombie Apocalypse, as they make their own Martha Stewart type show.  The website is very awesome, complete with internal memos, that make you think you’re part of the show.

 

IF you aren’t familiar with the Blackberry Patch RP group, you are missing out of one of the best parts of Twitter. They RP shows like The Walking Dead, Firefly, and many more.  Check them out, and enjoy them on EMZT Radio every Saturday night at 9:30.

Sackbury Pitch cancelled..

Sad news..  Sackbury Pitch has been cancelled for the moment..  a Facebook post from Dom Morgan’s wife, Laura Morgan, informed us of why…

“SACKBURY PITCH PRODUCTION HAS STOPPED!
Hi, this is Laura Morgan– wife of Dom Morgan. I am sad to say that as of this weekend (April 9, 2016) the production of Sackbury Pitch has stopped indefinitely. Those of you who know my husband will know that over the past year or so he has been working tirelessly developing this and other film and TV projects. Without going into major details there have been many problems along the way, most recently a major financial setback this week, and recently his health has begun to suffer.
As many of you know he suffered stress related mental health problems several years ago and then losing our daughter Jodi. As a result of all of this Dom doesnt have the emotional strength he used to have and this has become more obvious as the stress of all this has been steadily increasing over the past few months. The decision has been made to stop all this now before it goes any further and finances have come in and it goes past the point of no return. Dom is a people pleaser and fears he will let people down. I am sure that people will realize that all that really matters is health and wellbeing. The Indiegogo campaign will be cancelled next week so all money pleadged will be returned. Dom is so grateful for the support he has received but needs to take time out to recharge as this process has proved to be a massive drain on both our personal finances and emotions. It would be detrimental to proceed at this stage as without the proper financial support and a longer development process the efforts of all supporters could quite easily go to waste. This has been a measured decision based on many factors and this decision will not be reversed. Dom, as the only person who has the final say to pull the plug, has made this decision based on talking to his family and I admire the fact that he has recognized this before it is too late. He feels terrible that actors will probably have already booked time off for this but also accepts that any further down the line everything would become much more complicated.

Please respect the fact that he will require time to reenergize but if you have any pressing questions please feel free to direct message me. I truly hope you understand the reasoning behind this decision and our family wishes to thank everyone who has supported Dom so far. And hopes that you understand that family, health and wellbeing must come first.

We are saddened by this news but we understand that one’s health and well being needs to come first..

We send positive thoughts and prayers to Dom and his family and we look forward to seeing him back in action, when he’s ready and able to do so!

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: SACKBURY PITCH

New British independent film, Sackbury Pitch,  from filmmaker Dom Morgan , is currently working on raising funds thru crowdfunding at Indiegogo.com

It’s something similar to Blair Witch Project meets Evil Dead, but this one will be scarier because this British filmmaker knows how to scare you more, with very creepy ancient atmosphere of “Sackbury Pitch Woods” and a very scary story of “Old Gentleman Jim” haunting the woods and an abandoned orphanage that three University student filmmakers seek out for their film project.

They have 23 days left, as of this posting,  and really need help with getting some funds!  please give to this very worthy project!  WE DID!  WE really want this film to be made!  The very minimum goal Dom Morgan is seeking is 500GBP and so far it’s up to 223GBP.  I’m sure any amount in the next 23 days will be welcomed and appreciated.

MJ & I did have an awesome Skype chat with Dom talking about this project and we had a very fun time chatting with this very creative guy.  I am working on editing the recorded podcast episode that we featured our chat with Dom, stay tuned for when it will be available on our podcast page, EMZT RADIO PODCAST

Sackbury Pitch Indiegogo – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sackbury-pitch-horror-movie/x/3171108#/

Sackbury Pitch Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SackburyPitchMovie/?fref=ts

Sackbury Pitch Twitter – https://twitter.com/SackburyPitch

Indie Spotlight: Sargad

 

Yes, we’ve all heard the old jokes about Scandinavian forest rangers and death metal bands. Just as brutal is Swedish horror. Sargad is a new Swedish “revenge” horror. From their Kickstarter: “”Sargad” is about a young woman, Elina, that drives out to a cabin with her mother and younger sister to spread her dad’s ashes. The family used to live in the cabin when they were younger and thinks it is the perfect place to get their dad to rest in peace. They encounter three men that will make their weekend at the cabin a living hell….and yes it will be brutal.”

 

They promise fans of I Spit on Your Grave and Last House on the Left will love this movie. I’m excited, and we will have Sarah from Bitches of Horror on YouTube on the show this week to help promote this film.

It’s Sweden, of course it’ll deliver. They’re just short of their kr21,000 goal (that’s about $2,000 US). Get to helping these people!

 

Did “The Moment” Finally Happen?

Ennie. Meenie. Mighty. Mo. I wondered when Negan would show. Although, according to the ratings, not many others did.  So, it’s finally happened, Negan has arrived, and it wasn’t that great. You knew they were going to drag it out to the last few minutes of an otherwise forgettable season finale.

Yes, I got that short of a few “F-Bombs,” Negan came straight from the comics. However, did anyone else feel the whole setup really killed a lot of the tension? This has to be the most painfully slow season of The Walking Dead. I get it, we’re preparing to say goodbye to one of the major characters (if you believe the comics, it’s Glenn).

The one thing I will not damn Kirkman and company on is the cliffhanger ending. I thought that was a brilliant idea. Until October, fans have something to gather around the water cooler and talk about. If you show who it is at the end, then you have fans of that character tuning out for good. You would give people like me, who isn’t exactly making it appointment viewing anymore, tuning out. Instead, you have guaranteed ratings, when they finally show the killing.

However, back to the season for a minute. As I said, I got it, we’re saying goodbye to someone that’s been in our lives for at least three years now. It’s not going to be easy, and the gang has been going through some major changes. However, it seems like Kirkman and company spent more time this half-season setting up trying to top season 5, which was a great season. Hell, the first half of this season was pretty good. I just have this feeling, they’re setting up things they’re not going to be able to deliver.

“Jumping the Shark” has been in the lexicon since The Fonz jumped a shark on Happy Days. I have this bad feeling “jump the shark” is about to be replaced with”swinging the Lucille.”  It can only go downhill from the season 7 opener.

The Walking Dead will get at least two more seasons, but Lucille is coming. It won’t take more than one swing to axe the show.