Sunday, September 30, 2012

Horror House to Premiere in Los Angeles

Kerry Finlayson wrote and starred in Blood Rush, which just won a 2012 Tabloid Witch Award for Best Music Soundtrack.

Finlayson now reports that her latest film, Horror House (which she again wrote and stars in), will premiere "on the 14th October in Hollywood at the Silent Movie Theater [in Los Angeles].... Red carpet is 10:45 a.m. to 11: 15 a.m. The movie starts shortly after followed by a Q&A and a reception."

This is an "invitation only" event!

As with Blood Rush, Michael Daniel composed the soundtrack.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Maxim Magazine Honors Hell Is Full

Filmmaker Steve Hudgins, who won a Tabloid Witch Award in 2010 for his low-budget zombie film, Hell Is Full, reports that Maxim has named Hell Is Full as "One of the 66 Scariest, Goriest, Least Socially Redeeming Horror Films You've Never Seen." (No, it's okay -- that's intended as a compliment!)

Steve is so proud, he's sent us the cover from Maxim:

And also the article's title page:

And the listing for Hell Is Full:

But ... who hasn't seen those films? I've seen at least 12 of the films listed on just that page. (One of the film's title is obscured, so I can't be sure.) I especially love The House That Screamed (aka La residencia). Be sure to read my review of that film.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shawna Baca to Direct a Music Video of Nadine Risha's "Sacred Stones"

Filmmaker Shawna Baca, who won a Tabloid Witch Award in 2007, is directing a music video for artist Nadine Risha. According to Baca:

"I am so excited to share with you a project I have been working on for Higher Conscious/World Peace artist, Nadine Risha, on her song titled, Sacred Stones. The song is a invocation for Hindu Deity, Lord Vishnu, who is the remover of all fear and obstacles. His symbol is a lotus flower, which is one of my favorite symbols.

"The song is beautifully sung in Sanskrit and Latin and has epic sounds like something you would hear on a movie soundtrack for Gladiator or Lord of the Rings.

"When I first heard the song, I was immediately compelled to direct this music video in a genre of music that you don't see many original videos done in. This was no small task as the song is almost eight minutes long, so we've had to launch a Kickstarter campaign to help finish the video.

"Please take a moment to visit our page and see if you feel compelled to join us in helping getting this video done or at least can help us spread the word. We have just a few days left and a little more to raise. Our minimum goal was 3k, but we need 6k to finish all the post production and get this video out there.

"We shot three days on a shoestring budget but what we are doing with as a passion of love and labor the arts is incredible. You will never know we did it with a tiny crew, small budget and all our friends helping us.

"Nadine has set some amazing awards for anyone who pledges and I know you will love her music as much as I do.

"See Sacred Stones on KickStarter".

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2012 Tabloid Witch Award Winners Announced!

The 2012 Tabloid Witch Award winners have been announced!

Read all about the winners at the Hollywood Investigator.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

2012 Award Season Closes with 71 Horror Film Entries

As of September 1, 2012, the 2012 Tabloid Witch Awards has received 71 horror film entries: 50 shorts and 21 features. Entries have come from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, and the United States.

Entries for the 2012 award season are now closed. Any entries received from this point on will be considered for the 2013 awards.

Winners for the 2012 award season will be announced sometime in September in the Hollywood Investigator.

The Tabloid Witch Awards is a No Entry Fee horror film contest and festival, sponsored by the Hollywood Investigator. Its first award year was in 2004, making 2012 the 9th annual awards presentation.

Entry details at: