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DC’s Shudder Pick of the Weekend – The Burrowers

For those of you who like your Old West tales sprinkled with monsters and terror, you’re not gonna do much better than J.T. Petty’s killer creature feature The Burrowers, which is now streaming on Shudder and is our Pick of… Continue Reading →

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Horror Highlights: Cthulhu Statue, Level 33 Entertainment DVD Prize Pack Contest, The Anatomy Of Fear, Agatha, Manos Returns, Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer, All Through The House

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In today's Horror Highlights, we have a look at Halloween Forevermore's limited edition Cthulhu statue, a horror DVD prize pack contest courtesy of Level 33 Entertainment, an excerpt from The Anatomy of Fear: Conversations with Cult Horror and Science-Fiction Filmmakers, a trailer for the haunting short film Agatha, the cast announcement for Manos Returns, a teaser video and poster for Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer, and details on the All Through the House Blu-ray signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank.

Halloween Forevermore's Limited Edition Cthulhu Statue: "Halloween Forevermore is a company known to many Halloween and Horror fans. Formed in 2014, they have released one dozen very popular and well-made wax warmers that appeal to both the seasonal Halloween fan and horror lifestyle enthusiasts. Their Undertaker and Cthulhu wax warmers were featured in Rue Morgue magazine. The company that trick-or-treats 365 nights a year is proud to announce a new limited edition
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Q&A with Sound Designer Katie Halliday

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Probably one of the more overlooked aspects of the filmmaking process is sound design, which can be a crucial element to any movie, but especially when it comes to genre projects. Sound can elevate a mood, hint at impending dangers, set the stage for the unusual and so much more.

Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to catch up with one of the busiest sound designers out there, Katie Halliday, who recently worked on The Strain, Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, Pay the Ghost, as well as Antibirth, which is set to make its world premiere later this month at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Check out what Halliday had to say on the inspiration to pursue a career in sound, some of the earlier projects she worked on, and her thoughts on the misconceptions of sound design.

What made you decide to pursue a career in sound design?

Katie Halliday
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Bone Tomahawk | Review

Down to the Bone: Zahler’s Debut a Dapper Genre Hybrid

For his directorial debut, screenwriter S. Craig Zahler assembles an illustrious cast in Bone Tomahawk, an old-school Western eventually shading by successful moments of horror. Though this feels like somewhat of an ingenious, if perverted version of something like The Searchers (1956), and is not the only recent blending of western horror (J.T. Petty’s 2008 film The Burrowers terrorizes its settlers with subterranean creatures), Zahler’s painstaking characterizations elevate the material beyond the usual potential of swarthy genre films handled as B-grade fare.

Although sporting an uncustomary running time considering the limited narrative (eclipsing two hours), which sometimes seems unnecessary, Zahler’s film is never arduous and sports a completely fine-tuned package of superb visuals and increasingly ominous score.

In the small town of Bright Hope, Sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) is the amiable voice of the law, assisted
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J.T. Petty To Helm "Only Sunshine"

J.T. Petty ("The Burrowers") is set to direct the upcoming darkly comic thriller "My Only Sunshine".

The story centers on a pair of bank robbers who plan a heist in order to finance their divorce. Petty wrote with screenplay with Kate Petty.

Carissa Buffel, Kevin Matusow, Steven Chester Prince, Lawrence Mattis and Matt Smith will produce. Casting is underway and filming begins early 2016 in Ottawa.

Source: Variety
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J.T. Petty Talks Hellbenders and More!

J.T. Petty’s newest entry into the genre is the horror comedy hybrid Hellbenders (review), a lightweight but surprisingly warm-hearted adventure focusing on a group of debaucherous exorcists who stay in a constant state of sin in order to trap demons more effectively before being sent down the elevator to hell.

Petty enjoyed some success with 2008’s The Burrowers, and it isn’t hard to tell that the same set of eyes was behind the camera for Hellbenders. The director spoke to us briefly about the film, which is now available on Blu-ray in glorious 3D.

DC:i remember first meeting you at Fangoria Radio years ago when you were promoting The Burrowers, which I first saw at Fantastic Fest back in 2008. That film was a genre twist on a western, and Hellbenders is a twist on religious horror. Is the fresh take on an old idea what first gets you excited about an idea?
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Horror Comedy Hellbenders Arrives On 3-D Blu-ray, DVD February 18

The horror comedy, Hellbenders arrives on 3-D Blu-ray (includes 3-D and standard version of the film plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD on February 18 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. An official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hellbenders was written and directed by Jt Petty (The Burrowers). Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim), Clancy Brown (Cowboys and Aliens) and Andre Royo (HBO’s “The Wire”) star in this … Continue reading →

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J.T. Petty’s Hellbenders Puts a New Twist on Demon Hunting Next Year

Director J.T. Petty’s horror/comedy “Hellbenders” is finally hitting home video next year. Although it’s arriving a little later than some fans had hoped, at least they can now mark an official date on their calendars. I have a hunch that this one might be worth the wait. However, that’s not a money-back guarantee. Sorry, folks. Fans who decide to pick up the flick on Blu-ray can enjoy the 3D version of “Hellbenders.” If you haven’t made that jump to high-definition just yet, then you’ll have to settle for the two-dimensional edition. Depending on how you feel about 3D, that’s either a really good or a really bad thing. The choice, for what I understand, is entirely yours. Here’s what the film is all about: An official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hellbenders was written and directed by Jt Petty (The Burrowers). Clifton Collins,
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Demons & Damnation with Hellbenders on Bluray Feb 18

The horror comedy, Hellbenders arrives on 3-D Blu-ray (includes 3-D and standard version of the film plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital HD on February 18 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. An official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hellbenders was written and directed by Jt Petty (The Burrowers). Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim), Clancy Brown (Cowboys and Aliens) and Andre Royo (HBO’s “The Wire”) star in this twisted tale of … Continue reading →

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Horror Comedy Hellbenders Set to Burn Up Your Home Video Collection

Jt Petty's Hellbenders (review) is one of those horror flicks we've been waiting for far too long. It originally premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival and has now finally been dated for home video release.

Read on for all the details, fresh out of Hell!

From the Press Release

The horror comedy Hellbenders arrives on 3D Blu-ray (includes 3D and standard version of the film plus Digital HD UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), and Digital HD on February 18 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. An official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hellbenders was written and directed by Jt Petty (The Burrowers). Clifton Collins, Jr. (Pacific Rim), Clancy Brown (Cowboys and Aliens), and Andre Royo (HBO's "The Wire") star in this twisted tale of rebel ministers who drag the worst demons back to hell. Shot in state-of-the-art 3D, Hellbenders includes an audio commentary with the director, a "making of" featurette,
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Exclusive Interview with J.T. Petty, Clancy Brown and Clifton Collins Jr. of Hellbenders 3D

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Exorcism movies don’t get anymore audacious (or fun) than J.T. Petty’s latest, Hellbenders 3D, which arrives on VOD platforms everywhere today. The story follows a group of priests known as the “Hellbound Saints” whose jobs it is to rid the world of demonic forces, even if it means they must drag them down to hell themselves.

During a recent press day for the horror/comedy hybrid, Daily Dead spoke with Petty and the film’s co-stars, Clancy Brown and Clifton Collins Jr., about their experiences working on the project, what inspired Petty to take such an off-beat take on what’s usually a very traditional world, and much more about Hellbenders 3D.

Daily Dead: This is definitely one of the more unique exorcism films I’ve experienced. What inspired the story and your approach to creating the Hellbound Saints?

J.T. Petty: Right around the time I had the idea for Hellbenders 3D,
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Hellbenders | Review

Hath No Fury: Petty’s Latest a 3D Misfire

Serving as a glaringly obvious example of the degradation of the horror genre via raunchy slapstick is J.T. Petty’s latest effort, the dismal, dull and doltish Hellbenders. Petty, an up and coming talent over the past several years, having cut his teeth on horror sequels and showing promise as a sort of poor man’s Ti West, here provides us with a regression of talent, ridiculously employing the use of 3D technology and only showing us that it’s simply a gimmick that merely masks the lack of substance on screen.

A down and out group of Catholic priests known as the Hellbound Saints of Brooklyn Parish specialize in exorcism and live like nasty, dirty fratboys in a house of extreme squalor and debauchery. Led by an extremely foulmouthed and dysfunctional Father Angus (Clancy Brown), the group abides by engaging
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Exclusive Interview With The Cast And Director Of Hellbenders

Hellbenders is the latest film from writer/director J.T. Petty, who also directed The Burrowers and Mimic 3: Sentinel. It revolves around The Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, a congregation of ministers from different faiths who live in a constant state of debauchery and sin. Why you ask? Well, there are some demons so terrible that no mortal man of God can successfully them drive back to hell, and that’s where these Hellbound Saints (or Hellbenders) come in. They are a group of highly trained exorcists whose constant state of debauchery has them more than ready to go to Hell at a moment’s notice, allowing them to take the terrible demons along with them so that they can face the damnation they deserve.

The movie stars two of the best character actors working in Hollywood today, Clancy Brown and Clifton Collins Jr. Brown plays Angus, the
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FEARnet Movie Review: 'Hellbenders'

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FEARnet Movie Review: 'Hellbenders'
One has to be cautious when describing a scrappy little foul-mouthed indie horror comedy. For example, one could say that the new movie Hellbenders wants to be Ghostbusters meets The Exorcist with some Bad Santa attitude, a dash of Boondock Saints religious irony, and a little Dogma-style blasphemin' on the side. But that'd be overselling Hellbenders in a big way. It's choppy, sometimes sloppy, and even a little chintzy towards Act III -- but there's also an irrepressibly raucous and enthusiastic approach to such crazy material that makes Hellbenders, for all its faults, a little difficult to dislike.

  The hook is unarguably amusing: there's a team of exorcists in New York City who must remain knee-deep in sinful behavior at all times so that they will seem especially delicious to any demons they may have to exorcise and then escort back to hell. (Read it twice.) This gives writer/director
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The Faces of Death Film is Still Alive and Kickin'

Faces of Death is literally the film that will not die.  Announced back in 2007, and based on the original late-'70s title, the "new" Faces of Death feature film was a writing and directing vehicle for J.T. Petty who, at the time, had The Burrowers hitting DVD.

Over the years, we've heard sporadic updates about its development.  Some of those updates had to do with the rights and where the project was originally housed, the now shuttered Rogue Pictures.  

Things then went quiet until we caught up to J.T. Petty today - promoting his new film Hellbenders 3D - who offered a status report.

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J.T. Petty’s Hellbenders Gets a New Poster and a Red Band Trailer

If you love movies about Hell and people who can bender it, then check out J.T. Petty’s “Hellbenders.” All kidding aside, the latest creation from the director of “The Burrowers” actually looks kind of spiffy. The poster is incredibly lame, but the red band trailer is actually something special. If you dig this sort of thing, anyway. Besides, it’s hard to dislike a movie that stars Clancy Brown. Incredibly hard. I’ve rewatched the “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake because he’s in there. Stop judging me. Check out this synopsis below: Hellbenders follows the exploits of the Brooklyn-based Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, known as Hellbenders, a team of lewd and blasphemous ministers who live in a constant state of debauchery in order to be damnation-ready so they can drag the worst of demons back to Hell. When one of the foulest demons possess one of
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Clifton Collins Jr. and Clancy Brown want to take some demons straight to Hell in the red band trailer for Hellbenders

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I thought this evening we could use something a little silly. The red band trailer for horror comedy Hellbenders has made it online, and I want to know why I didn't know about this sooner. You've got Clancy Brown, Clifton Collins Jr, and Dan Fogler as a group of unapologetic sinners who just happen to be qualified exorcists. Their mission in life is to take demons back to Hell no matter what the means. The story comes from the comic from Jt Petty (The Burrowers) who is also serving as...
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'Hellbenders' Trailer: The Church Gets Very Nsfw and Very Funny in Its Fight Against Hell on Earth

I called filmmaker J.T. Petty a “director to keep an eye on” after seeing his Western horror film The Burrowers a few years back. Well, now he’s back – and the latest red-band trailer for his upcoming Hellbenders looks sure to please. Here’s the official plot breakdown for the feature: “The film follows the exploits of the Brooklyn-based Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints, known as Hellbenders, a team of lewd and blasphemous ministers who live in a constant state of debauchery in order to be damnation-ready so they can drag the worst of demons back to Hell. When one of the foulest demons possess one of their own and threatens the existence of both Brooklyn and the world, the Hellbenders’ faith is tested.” The new clip...

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J.T. Petty’s ‘Hellbenders’ Unleashed In Restricted Trailer

Acclaimed cult horror writer and director J.T. Petty’s latest genre effort sees the impressive duo of Clifton Collins Jr. (Pacific Rim) and Clancy Brown (Highlander) lead a group of ‘unusual’ parish priests for crazy 3D supernatural comedy Hellbenders. The Burrowers and Soft For Digging filmmaker gives the familiar exorcism-themed horrors a unique spin as we follow the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints (aka Brooklyn Parish). The highly secretive and profoundly blasphemous men of God chosen to battle the demonic forces deemed too terrible to be cast out by traditional Vatican-approved methods.

Dan Fogler, Andre Royo, Robyn Rikoon, Macon Blair, Stephen Gevedon and Larry Fessenden co-star in the film hitting limited cinemas and VOD services in the Us on the 18th October. No details as you on a UK release but we do have the brand new and hilarious red-band trailer!

Source: Lionsgate

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Tiff’s 25 Years of Midnight Madness: Best of the Fest #2

Tiff’s Midnight Madness program turned 25 this year, and for two and half decades, the hardworking programers have gathered some of the strangest, most terrifying, wild, intriguing and downright entertaining films from around the world. From dark comedies to Japanese gore-fests and indie horror gems, the Midnight Madness program hasn’t lost its edge as one the leading showcases of genre cinema. In its 25-year history, Midnight Madness has introduced adventurous late-night moviegoers to such cult faves as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. But what separates Midnight Madness from, say, Montreal’s three and half week long genre festival Fantasia, is that Tiff selects only ten films to make the cut. In other words, these programmers don’t mess around. Last week I decided that I would post reviews of my personal favourite films that screened in past years. And just like the Tiff programmers,
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