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“The Witching Hour”-The Official Trailer

“The Witching Hour”-The Official Trailer

By: Yvette M. Kelley


Last year, I had the pleasure of working as a Producer on my very first film project “The Witching Hour”, directed by one of New England’s up and coming Director’s
Kevin MacDonald (owner of Nightmare Collection, LLC). “The Witching Hour” Stars Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill), William Forsythe (Devil’s Rejects, The Rock), Tony Todd (Candyman, Hatchet, BEG), Tony Moran (Halloween, BEG), and Tiffany Shepis (Nightmare Man, BEG).

We have for you, the 1st OFFICIAL TRAILER for “The Witching Hour”.  Enjoy!

Synopsis: “Welcome to Forest Cove. A Sleepy New England town…with many stories to be told! When the moon rides high and the clock strikes twelve, DEVLIN DEEDS takes over the air waves. Sitting at the console of his make shift radio station, Deeds turns the old light house into his own personal beacon of terror. Ocean waves crash against the rocks, fog rolls past the full moon, and the night owls of New England call in and share their stories with him. Stories of horror, fear, and dread. ”

 

Trailer – The Witching Hour from Kevin MacDonald on Vimeo.

Written and Directed by Kevin MacDonald

Executive Producer: Shanna MacDonald

*Photography by: Shawn Read & Nicholas Kelley

Stay tuned to Shallow Graves for future announcements on “The Witching Hour”.

A RECORD-BREAKING OPENING FOR “THE HANGOVER PART II

“THE WOLFPACK TEARS UP THE BOX OFFICE AGAIN WITH

A RECORD-BREAKING OPENING FOR “THE HANGOVER PART II”

Comedy sequel has now crossed the $200 million mark worldwide.

Burbank CA, May 31, 2011 Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Hangover Part II” made it a memorable Memorial Day weekend at the box office. The blockbuster comedy has now crossed $200 million worldwide, the fastest of any comedy to surpass that benchmark. The joint announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution Veronika Kwan-Rubinek. To date, “The Hangover Part II” has grossed more than $205 million globally.

Domestically, the Todd Phillips-directed comedy raked in more than $135 million dollars in its first five days in release, smashing multiple records along the way, beginning with its $10.4 million dollar midnight opening and first-day Thursday gross of over $31.6 million. “The Hangover Part II” broke the three-day, four-day and five-day opening records for a comedy film opening of any rating. Additionally, the film shattered both the Memorial Day weekend record and the Friday-to-Monday holiday record for an R-rated film, with a total of $103.5 million, more than doubling the previous records.

Fellman remarked, “We could not imagine a better way to kick off our summer and, based on audience reactions and strong word-of-mouth, we expect this ‘Hangover’ to last throughout the summer. Cheers to Todd Phillips and the ‘Wolfpack,’ who are back in a big way and who made ‘The Hangover Part II’ an experience no one will forget.”

In addition, “The Hangover Part II,” which was released in 40 territories, woke up to a staggering international gross, topping the box office with $70.05 million on 5193 screens through Monday.

Kwan-Rubinek stated, “With the unprecedented success and continuing popularity of the first film, expectations were incredibly high for ‘The Hangover Part II.’ This fantastic opening shows that the movie not only met but exceeded those expectations on a global level. We applaud Todd, his fantastic cast, and everyone involved in the film, all of whom share in this extraordinary success.”

In “The Hangover Part II” Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. With the memory of Doug’s nearly disastrous bachelor party in Las Vegas still fresh—or at least well-documented—Stu is taking no chances. He has opted for a safe, subdued, pre-wedding trip brunch, with pancakes, coffee…and no alcohol. However, things don’t always go as planned. Two nights before the big day, at a fabulous resort in Thailand, Stu relents. One beer each. In sealed bottles. What could go wrong?

“What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.”

“The Hangover Part II” is director Todd Phillips’ follow-up to his 2009 smash hit “The Hangover,” which became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time and also won the Golden Globe for Best Film – Comedy or Musical.

Reprising their roles, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Justin Bartha star in the film. Ken Jeong and Jeffrey Tambor also return from the first film, and Mason Lee, Jamie Chung and Paul Giamatti join the ensemble.

The screenplay is by Craig Mazin & Scot Armstrong & Todd Phillips. Phillips also produced the film under his Green Hat Films banner, together with Dan Goldberg. Thomas Tull, Scott Budnick, Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are the executive producers, with David A. Siegel and Jeffrey Wetzel serving as co-producers.

“The Hangover Part II” is a presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

The film has been rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images.

MOVIE PASS GIVE AWAY-2ND INSTALLMENT IN BLOODY DISGUSTING SERIES “YELLOWBRICKROAD”

SHALLOW GRAVES MOVIE PASS GIVE AWAY FOR THE 2ND INSTALLMENT IN THE BLOODY DISGUSTING SERIES “YELLOWBRICKROAD”

 

In May, we offered movie passes for the 1st installment in the Bloody Disgusting Series “RAMMBOCK”. With June fast approaching, we are back again to offer you; movie passes for “YELLOWBRICKROAD” the 2nd installment in the Bloody Disgusting Series.

Please email caretaker@shallowgraves.org with your name and address for your passes.  Passes are good for 2 people. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.

THESE PASSES ARE GOOD FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE.

WHERE AMC Theater, Boston. Check local listings for showtimes.

Synopsis: In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, NH    abandoned their homes and walked up an ancient trail, never to be seen alive again. Their fates have remained a mystery for over 70 years, until a team of researchers discover the trailhead and attempt to track the path the doomed citizens of Friar took.

                                                                                                                                           

ABOUT THE FILM:  Shot digitally on location in the remote, isolated region of Northern New Hampshire in June of 2009, YELLOWBRICKROAD tells the story of this expedition; a trek into the uncharted wilderness filled with adventure, peril, shifting loyalties, and perhaps even paranormal activity.

Working with an extremely limited budget, the filmmakers immersed cast and crew in authentic locations and environments instead of relying on sets or visual effects. The New Hampshire location was so remote, cell phone reception and sometimes even electricity were not available at all times. Military grade ATVs, featured throughout the film, were also used to transport crew and equipment to the difficult filming locations.

The movie theater featured in the film was actually built in 1930 and has its own legends of ghosts and suspicious events. To further add to the realism, the film was shot sequentially, mirroring the increasingly difficult physical and emotional journey of the filmʼs characters.

Starring Cassidy Freeman (SMALLVILLE), Anessa Ramsey (THE SIGNAL), and Lee Wilkof (BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUʼRE DEAD), YELLOWBRICKROAD is  return to the slow burn, character driven horror thrillers of the 1970s.

STARRING

Erin Luger: Cassidy Freeman

Melissa Barnes: Anessa Ramsey

Daryl Luger: Clark Freeman

Clerk/Usher: Lee Wilkof

Liv McCann: Laura Heisler

Walter Myrick: Alex Draper

Teddy Barnes: Michael Laurino

Jill: Tara Giordano

Cy Banbridge: Sam Elmore

PRODUCERS

Executive Producer: Cassidy Freeman

Executive Producer: Clark Freeman

Producer: Eric Hungerford

Co-Producer: Anessa Ramsey

DIRECTORS

Writer & Director: Jesse Holland

Writer & Director: Andy Mitton

 

For more information, stills and to watch the movie please visit: www.bloodydisgustingselects.com.

 

 

The Hangover Part II Review

The Hangover Part II Review

By: Yvette M. Kelley

   Last night I took my kids to see  the pre-screening of The WB’s The Hangover Part II at The Providence Place Mall. Let me say, we found it funnier than the first. With a similar back based storyline, The Hangover Part II is darker than the original, more action packed, and had the audience howling throughout. Bradley Cooper ( Phil ), Ed Helms ( Stu ), and Zach Galifianakis (Alan), are dynamite together, and have great comedic timing in any situation during the movie. My personal favorite is their facial expressions. Cracked me up every time. 

   The Hangover Part II, takes place in Thailand, where Stu ( played by Ed Helms ), has decided to hold his wedding. Trouble ensues the 3 Best Friends ( Stu, Alan, and Phil ) as in the original. You have a  Drug Mule Monkey, the Russian Mafia, a cut off finger, and let’s not forget the unforgettable Mr. Chow ( played by Ken Jeong ), who has more of a role in this movie than the predecessor. Which was a brilliant move, this man knows his comedy!

   What happened the night before? Will they make it back in time for the wedding? You want the answers to these questions and many more, then be sure to check out The Hangover Part II, which opens in theaters nationwide Thursday May 26th.

 

      

   

 

 

SYNOPSIS: In The Hangover Part II, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined. — (C) Warner Bros.

 

 

 

Directed By: Todd Phillips

Rated R

Running time: 1 hr. 42 min.

Comedy

Warner Bros. Pictures

“Beg: First Kill” a Horror Web Series/Short Film based on the upcoming feature film “Beg”

BEG ScreencapLast year, I had the chance to work with a couple of good friends of mine, Kevin and Shanna MacDonald, on a movie project. Kevin MacDonald is one of New England’s best writer/directors who actually gets the concept of what horror movies are about. This year he is back with a pre-quel to his feature film Beg titled Beg: First Kill. Continue reading “Beg: First Kill” a Horror Web Series/Short Film based on the upcoming feature film “Beg”

Want free movie passes to “Rammbock?”

Rammbock Movie PosterShallow Graves is pleased to be giving away movie passes for Bloody Disgusting’s Rammbock.

Please contact us with your name and address for your passes.  Passes are good for two people. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Synopsis:  Breaking up can be a bitch, but trying to reconcile in a city full of walking dead can really add complications to an already difficult relationship.   Filmmakers Marvin Kren  and Benjamin Hessler have given us Germany’s first foray into the Zombie genre, Rammbock, an unlikely tale of love, terror and survival set against the dystopic backdrop of a zombie-infested Berlin. Continue reading Want free movie passes to “Rammbock?”

“Forget Me Not” Frights U.S. Audiences This May On VOD & DVD! Pre-Order Now!

Forget Me Not DVD CoverWe just learned you can check out this awesome horror flick  on Video on Demand now and pre-order it from Amazon to arrive on May 24th. Here are the details:

Summary: It’s graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, Sandy discovers they have unwittingly awakened the vengeful spirit of a girl they wronged long ago. Fighting for her sanity and her life, Sandy must unlock a dark secret from her own past before it’s too late. Continue reading “Forget Me Not” Frights U.S. Audiences This May On VOD & DVD! Pre-Order Now!