Dead, Buried, and Back! Premier Horror Entertainment Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FrightPix has a feast of movies for your Thanksgiving Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:00:26 +0000 frightpix logo 2
Thanksgiving. A time to give thanks and appreciate all the good that we have. Oh, and a time for killer turkey movies and movies about cannibalistic gladiator competitions. Take some time to appreciate your families and join us on the journey to FrightPix Thanksgiving.


A5701The most important part of Thanksgiving is the turkey. Except if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, that is. So, it’s only fair that we open this list with an ode to the star of Thanksgiving, the poultry. What happens when a military themed fried chicken chain builds a location on top of an ancient Indian Burial ground? Well, a supernatural force takes over the food and those who eat it, of course! From the people who brought you The Toxic Avenger, Troma takes on the fast food industry in the first ever film about zombie chickens. While Poultrygeist might not give you the chills and feature the creepy television that haunted your dreams from Poultergeist, it does have some singing and dancing and most importantly, the zombie chickens.



Birdemic 2: The Resurrection

Birdemic 2 might be about a different kind of bird, but is still an ode to the flying stars of Thanksgiving none the less. Birdemic 2’s 1.9 rating on IMDB is a dramatic improvement over Birdemic: Shock and Terror’s 1.8, which if anything is proof that if at first you don’t succeed, try again and this time with even more CGI birds attacking townspeople. If you saw James Nguyen’s original “romantic thriller” and unabashed reworking of Alfred Hitchock’s The Birds, then you should know that not much has changed plotwise in the much-anticipated sequel. There are birds. They are angry. They are trying to kill people. What has changed is that whereas in the original, Nguyen’s incompetence was only matched by his unabashed earnestness, in the sequel, he’s very aware of how trashy his movie is (spurred on by Birdemic’s huge success on the midnight-movie circuit). And while that does take away the joy of watching an accidental failure, it does mean that Nguyen goes all in on being as ridiculous as possible. What this all adds up to is the perfect bird appreciation movie to bring in the holiday.

Evil Feed

Pass the small intestines and welcome to Evil Feed, a take on The Hunger Games that involves contestants entering a gladiatorial competition to survive and not become the next meal. Decidedly more self-aware than many of the other movies on this list, Kimani Ray Smith’s 2014 film is an ode to the batshit-crazy grindhouse films of the 70s and 80s. The Long Pig Restaurant run by Steven (a delightfully-out-of-his-mind Terry Chen) is famous for two things: solely serving human meat for all of its meals, and holding MMA cage fights to produce freshly tenderized meat from the loser. When an aging martial arts instructor is kidnapped to be one of the fighters, his daughter (Falling Skies’ Laci J Mailey) and a group of his students set out to rescue him from the hellish eatery. What follow is a schizophrenic amalgamation of sex, action, and gore that will leave you laughing and wincing the whole way through, while also leading you to consider going vegan once and for all.

Bathory: Countess of Blood

It’s important to note that not all people enjoy turkey and ham on Thanksgiving. Some people, let’s say, would prefer their meat…raw. Before the days of Twilight and the obsession with cannibalistic vampires began, there was Erzsébet Bathory, a Hungarian countess. After an incident in her underground hospital that left Bathory poisoned, the local witch, Darvulia, saved Bathory, but only for a price. Darvulia will grant Bathory a life of eternal beauty if she were to sacrifice her reputation and love, first. Of course when Bathory is seen bathing in tubs of red liquid, corpses are mysteriously being found buried nearby, and the interior of the Countess’ castle starts looking like a Bonnie Tyler music video, people understandably start to get suspicious. We’re not ones to judge here at FrightPix, but it kind of looks like Bathory is taking gluten free to an entirely new level.

Within the first five minutes of the movie, you see a topless pilgrim killed by a demonic turkey.  We’d get more into detail with this one, but I think that sentence will do just fine. Happy holidays!

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Fox develops ‘Haunted’ series Thu, 19 Nov 2015 22:10:26 +0000 willaim brent belldevil-insideWilliam Brent Bell the man behind the blockbuster horror/thriller ‘The Devil Inside’ is set to write, produce and direct Haunted.

The Devil Inside was released last year and did incredible business. The movie was done on a shoestring budget ($1M+) and made over $101.7M worldwide for the filmmakers and distributor Paramount.
Per Deadline,The Demon of Brownsville Road, Haunted is described as a chilling horror series about a military agent who is partnered with her ex-boyfriend, now a rogue demonologist, to help a family overcome a deadly demonic infestation of their home. The season-long case investigates the true story of one the most haunted houses in America. The believer-vs.-nonbeliever duo, by solving the mystery of the present, will solve the mystery of their damaged past. At its core the series will explore the age-old question, “Is evil real?”
Ainsley Davies also executive produces, while Lisa Arianna serves as a producer. 20th Century Fox TV, where Morgan is based, is the studio.
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Grimm “Maiden Quest” Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:20:55 +0000 Grimm MQ

On this week’s episode of Grimm a wealthy mobster sends three young men on a quest to win his daughter’s hand in marriage and earn his fortune. Not too long after, Nick and Hank become involved in the case when bodies start to pile up. Meanwhile, Nick’s home life is further disrupted by the arrival of a surprise visitor.


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The Walking Dead “Heads Up” Thu, 19 Nov 2015 18:31:33 +0000 walking dead heads up

We’re only 2 episodes away from the mid season finale which is being directed by Greg Nicotero. Right now to catch you up to speed in case you missed last weeks episode, there’s still no word on Glenn yet.
In this Sunday’s episode titled ‘Heads Up’ Rick returns to Alexandria and things are “quiet” for the time being.


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Buried Alive Film Festival: exclusive interview Ruben Pla Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:49:17 +0000
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The 10th annual Buried Alive Film Festival showcased some of the best indie films and music videos for 2015. According to the festival director Blake Myers, the festival had over four hundred and forty-five submissions this year and from those, around seventy five films were screened. The BAFF is a great place to meet filmmakers and cast and crew from the US and abroad. This year we spoke with a couple of directors and we’ll be posting their interviews over the coming weeks.

Today we begin with Ruben Pla, a Los Angeles actor and first time director of a short film titled ‘Head’.
DB&B: Ruben, you flew in from LA for the film festival to promote your film ‘Head’. Can you give us some more background on your career?
Rubin: I started as an actor and I’ve been acting my whole life which started pretty much after college and I’ve been in a lot of horror films like Insidious, Big Ass Spider, Cheap Thrills a lot of those genre films although I’ve also done TV like Everybody Loves Raymond, 24, The Practice but recently I’ve branched out to directing so this was my first official horror short and I submitted to these guys and they are nice enough to have accepted it and it’s been fantastic so far.
DB&B: How often do you get to come to Atlanta?
Ruben: This is my first time! I’m an Atlanta virgin!
DB&B: So what do you like about Atlanta so far?
Ruben: Besides the festival you mean? And besides the Walking Dead being shot here? The people are very nice. Everybody are so professional. The audiences attending the festival are very nice and sweet, I’ve met people from North Carolina, Arkansas, I mean they are very dedicated people, very appreciate and they really appreciate the art of what they see on the screen.
DB&B: Okay,so let’s jump into your film which you titled ‘Head’. How did you come up with the story?
Ruben: Alright, the story comes from a friend of mine and my wife who used to say “Boy Ruben,you love your wife Jean so much that if she were ever decapitated and she was just a head, you would still love her.” this was like fifteen years ago and it stuck in the back of my head and it never left me. One day I said I’ll write a short about a man who’s wife died but her head was still alive and still talking to him, but berating him and that’s how the germ of the story came about.
DB&B: How long is your movie?
Ruben: Nine minutes. We like to keep everything under ten minutes because I hear that’s the best way for festivals to accept it so I made it nine minutes exactly.
DB&B: What was the shoot schedule?
Ruben:   It was a one day, I mean one night shoot. The key to it John is to get people who’s work you admire on set but also people who like you too because they make it easier for you on set. So I hired the best two actors that I knew, who I’ve worked with before, and were friends of mine. One of them was Ariel the female lead and Matt Mercer who played the male lead. My DP was Zach. He was somebody I just finished working on a vampire film with. In that film I play a dentist who tries to kill a vampire. Anyway I used Hank Braxton another friend who was my producer. So surround yourself with competent people who are also good people. The problem is talented people who are a pain in the butt can mess up your set. You don’t want that.
DB&B: So how long have you been in the industry exactly?
Ruben: Gosh, I’d say twenty-five years.
DB&B: And how many people in Atlanta’s booming film industry do you know?
Ruben: Oddly enough, I have three friends of mine with films in the film festival. It’s weird. I called them in LA to tell them to come out but most of them are tied up with other projects.
DB&B: So how were the crowds for your film last night?
Ruben: Good..really good. I’d say about half the house was filled up which is not bad considering it’s a short film.
DB&B: So where is Head going from here?
Ruben: It’s been accepted to other film festivals. I have one scheduled in Texas in two weeks and I’ll continue to submit it next year and use it as a calling card to announce my directing, but I’d never give up acting, but I like branching out. The thing is John, you want to make you own projects. Auditioning is good but you don’t always want to depend on them because there’s a lot of variables you cant control. Right now I have nine feature scripts already three of which I’m actively putting out there to producers and hopefully take that next big step.
DB&B: Now considering this was your first short, what did you think about the finished product?
Ruben: I loved it! (he laughs) no, no seriously, on screen it looked great. I infused my horror with comedy and people were laughing in all the right places so that meant a lot. It was great knowing the got it. I was talking to my wife Jean Marie last night on the phone and I said “Jean they got it! they got all the jokes and innuendos everything” so that was a good feeling.
DB&B: Okay, let’s move on to your next project.
Ruben: On my radar I’m trying to get some of my features done in particular the three I mentioned nothing’s shooting at the moment but people are talking so hopefully they’ll go.
DB&B: Are you sticking to the horror genre?
Ruben: No, my next one has mythology in it. I don’t want to give anything away but several teens are being hunted by something..a female something and boom! that’s basically it. I also have a great detective thriller which has a lot of biblical implications things in it. Kinda like ‘Seven’ meets the ‘Omen’.
DB&B: Well thanks Rubin for spending time with Dead, Buried, and back! magazine its been a pleasure.
Ruben: Yeah, it’s been fun. Thanks so much.

(pictured) Luke Godfrey & Ruben Pla

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Old 37 : movie review Wed, 18 Nov 2015 22:04:51 +0000 old 37

Old 37 which stars horror icons Kane Hodder, and Bill Moseley, along with Olivia Alexander brings a new meaning to the word paramedic.

Two brothers intercept 911 calls in a beat up old ambulance to torture and kill helpless victims.

The story takes place in a rural town in upstate New York where over the last twenty years, mysterious disappearances have occurred. Two young boys Jon Roy (Kane Hodder) and Darryl (Bill Moseley) grow up watching their father intercept and respond to 911 calls.
What a good role model their father is. Right? After all, he’s a paramedic..and he’s out to help those who are injured in traffic accidents. But before you dial 9-1-1 on this stretch of road you might want to prepare yourself.

Old 37 begins with a particularly nasty scene for two unsuspecting accident victims and progresses to get bloodier from there. That’s right you guessed it…these so called paramedics create trauma…they don’t treat it.

From their father’s scrap yard where Jon and Darryl keep Old 37, they continue their father’s legacy of wanton brutality and carnage.

The story has plenty of flashbacks which provide backstory on all of the characters so in case you get lost during the bloodshed at least you’ll know how the sinister characters came to be.
And while we’re on the subject of characters, Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley who have previously worked together (Charlie’s Farm and Smothered) did a superb job in Old 37. Their performances were solid and believable.
In the film, we watch as a young Darryl preforms needless and sadistic dental surgery on his younger brother Roy. And during the procedure he’s uses his father’s twisted words of encouragement “Don’t worry,I’m a paramedic.”

Now in my twenty plus years as a real paramedic, I’ve never said those creepy words.
Yes, in the real world I’ve seen my fair share of truly horrid and gruesome accidents, but it’s nothing like what these”paramedics” have in store for their victims.

But Old 37 isn’t just about demented kids growing up to be vicious killers. We also have our damsel in distress, Amy, played by Caitlin Harris. While attempting to deal with the loss of loved ones she must consistently fend off her self-centered, bully of a neighbor Brooke, played by Olivia Alexander.

In my opinion, Old 37 is what a slasher film is all about. Yes, I suppose I could of nit-picked and been overly judgmental about a few things, but in truth I was too busy appreciating the film for what it had to offer. A solid story, great characters, and the right amount of horror and gore. To add to this,the cinematography and production values also get high marks. Then we have the fantastic ending which I won’t spoil for you in case you haven’t seen the film.

Directed by Alan Smithee, Old 37 is eight-one minutes of gore galore. It’s terrifyingly traumatic and paramedic malpractice at it’s best!

Overall, I’m giving Old 37 five out of five stars. I thought about giving it four, but after watching it a second time, I felt the extra star was well deserved.
Congrats to the cast and crew and I look forward to seeing future projects starring Kane and Bill.

Remember when it comes to OLD 37, lights and sirens don’t mean helps on the way.

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Vampire Diaries “Mommie Dearest” Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:45:03 +0000 Vampire diaries season 7 key artvampire diaries Mommie dearestvampire mommie-dearest-photos






On tomorrow nights Vampire Diaries: In order to get through to Lily (guest star Annie Wersching) about Julian’s (guest star Todd Lasance) manipulating ways, Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) confront their mother with painful memories from their childhood.   However, when Lily reveals a dark secret she’s been harboring for over 160 years, Stefan and Damon are left questioning everything they’ve ever known about their family.  Determined to prove himself to Lily, Enzo (Michael Malarkey) comes face-to-face with Julian and challenges him to a duel, but an unexpected twist threatens to complicate things.  Elsewhere, Matt (Zach Roerig) finds himself in the middle of a deepening mystery involving the residents of Mystic Falls, and  Caroline’s (Candice King) world is turned upside down when Valerie (guest star Elizabeth Blackmore) reveals some life-changing news to her.  Kat Graham and Matt Davis also stars.  Tony Solomons directed the episode written by Chad Fiveash & James Stoteraux.

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‘Fallout 4′ shattering sales records Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:53:14 +0000 fallout4 screen shotfallout-4-screenshot.






Fallout 4 is shattering sales records for Bethesda Softworks. Have you played it? What are your thoughts? We’d love to hear from you.

Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that its award-winning game, Fallout® 4, is generating record sales at retail outlets and via digital download for Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC. Bethesda launched with approximately 12 million units worldwide to meet day one demand, representing sales in excess of $750 million. The collector’s edition, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy™ Edition, sold out within hours of its announced availability.

Major retailers have informed Bethesda of the tremendous consumer interest in Fallout 4, with some noting it was the most pre-ordered game this year. In addition, the Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition was the fastest-selling collector’s edition of any game in history at leading retailers. Following the release, Bethesda was advised that launch day sales at some of the leading retail chains were the largest of any game released this year. Bethesda is now shipping more Fallout 4 units to retailers to meet ongoing market demand.

Digital sales of Fallout 4 are also breaking records. On Steam, Fallout 4 became the number one game played, surpassing the previous record for concurrent play with over 470,000 Fallout players. The companion app, Fallout Pip-Boy, became the number one game on the iTunes App Store. Fallout 4 also set the record as the most viewed game launch of all 2015 games, according to Twitch.

“We’re extremely proud of Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, and his experienced team of developers for their talent and dedication in creating this extraordinary game,” said Vlatko Andonov, President of Bethesda Softworks. “Fallout 4 is a masterpiece in game development and storytelling, providing fans hundreds of hours of fun as they explore and are challenged by this fascinating, beautifully crafted world.”
Fallout 4 has earned critical acclaim since its announcement in June 2015, winning over 160 awards at the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) including the coveted Game Critics Award for ‘Best of Show’, a selection voted on by an independent group of journalists from 39 leading media outlets that cover the videogame industry.

Synopsis: In Fallout 4 you play the sole survivor of Vault 111 and enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the New England Wasteland. Welcome home.

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Atlanta BAFF photo gallery Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:49:03 +0000 DSCN4804







I had a blast at the 10th annual BAFF and I have the photos to prove it. Check out the actors,film makers, and crew behind the great films that were screened.


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10th annual BAFF winners Tue, 17 Nov 2015 17:28:04 +0000 BURIED-ALIVE-film-2015


Here’s a list of this year’s BAFF winners. Congrats to all! Check back with us for interviews with the directors of these great films.

Best Feature Film - Curtain – directed by- Jaron Henrie-McCrea
Best Short Film – The End – directed by- Francois Nolla and Hugo Hubert
Honorable Mention: Sister Hell
Best Animated Film - Broken – directed by – Adam Ciolfi
Honorable Mention: Day 40
WTF! Award – M is for Mess – directed by Carlos Farina

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