6th Annual Burbank Intl’ Film Festival Winners

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Winners of the 2014 Burbank Film Festival Awards were announced with Star Trek Continues getting the nod for Best New Media Drama Presentation.

Hungerford American Debut at Shriekfest 2014

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BFI darling Drew Casson gets his U.S. film debut of Hungerford at Shriekfest 2014

“As Above/So Below” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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With a late August release date and very little fanfare, my expectations going into this movie were exceedingly low. Having suffered through my share of mediocre, grade-B horror films recently, it was with much trepidation that I made my way into the theatre. Perhaps it was partially due to my lowered expectation, but once the film began I found myself pleasantly surprised.

“The Human Race” Signed Poster Giveaway

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The Human Race, from XLrator Media, will be available on DVD on July 22, and 2 Slice of SciFi listeners and readers have a chance to win a poster!

The poster is signed by cast members Eddie McGee, Paul McCarthy-Boyington and Richard Gale, and director Paul Hough.

“Hemlock Grove” Season 2 Debuts July 11

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Season 2 of this original Netflix horror mystery series is set for Friday July 11, 2014.

“Audition” To Get Western Remake

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Let’s face it, when it comes to making two types of horror films nobody does it better than the Japanese film industry – but, that doesn’t stop Hollywood from trying.

Goyer’s “The Forest” Gets Pick-Up

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David S. Goyer’s gestating Phantom Four horror production of “The Forest” has been picked up by Focus Features and Lava Bear Films.

“All Cheerleaders Die” — A Slice of SciFi On Demand Review

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I’m not sure how to summarize the plot of Lucky McKee’s latest feature film All Cheerleaders Die.

The closest thing I can think to compare it to would be the first Tarantino/Rodriguez From Dusk Till Dawn movie. You start out thinking you’re watching one kind of movie, and all of a sudden you’re watching something completely different.

“Oculus” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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The selling points of this film for genre fans are obvious. It is a pleasure to see Karen Gillan on screen playing a character different from Amy Pond, and Katee Sackhoff pulls off a role that is haunting with some genuine shock value. The characters are introduced in a manner that is intriguing, and we quickly find ourselves wanting to know what happened and where the story is heading.

Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales now on DVD

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Serving up a mind-bending assortment of the macabre, it’s an anthology of darkness and dread fine-tuned to keep you on the edge of your seat. A new drug offers users a glimpse of the future… with beastly consequences. A murderous husband is stalked by his own cell phone. A jilted lover wreaks satanic vengeance.

“The Monkey’s Paw” — A Slice of SciFi TV Review

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The tale of a cursed item that grants wishes, but always with a malevolent twist, is one that is ripe for theatrical presentation. I was therefore intrigued that horror channel Chiller TV had picked up on this classic tale as the basis for a made-for-TV movie.

“Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy” — A Slice of SciFi Blu-ray Review

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For fans of the Elm Street series, the extensive collection of features about the making of the movies and all the work that went into creating the mythology of Freddy and the films that followed will be a treat.

Big Ass Spider! An Interview with Mike Mendez

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Slice of SciFi Executive Producer, Summer Brooks sits down with Mike Mendez, Director of “Big Ass Spider!” ~ now available on Blu-ray DVD. Discover just how big of a Horror-geek Mike is, and what critical aspects make for a great horror film.

“Pandemic” by Scott Sigler — A Slice of SciFi Book Review

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Like the pathogen described the novel, Scott Sigler’s Pandemic quickly infected me from the very start, causing my mind to race with excitement as the pages took its course. Soon, I was unknowingly contagious, talking about the novel to others and subconsciously spreading the virus to others.

A New Reason To Not Go Near the Water

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You won’t want to go near the water — AGAIN!