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Greetings, all. Ambush Bug here. Here’s this week’s dose of horror news bits—bite size like you zombies like it! And don’t forget that you can still win tickets to see SATURDAY MORNING MYSTERY this Friday night at Midnight in Chicago at The Music Box. Just click here for all of the details!

THE MACHINE One Sheet Premiere!

First up, we’ve got the premiere of the one sheet for the upcoming release from XLRator Media called THE MACHINE. The film doesn’t have a release date yet, but is directed by Caradog W. James and stars Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, & Denis Lawson. Here’s the synopsis; Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity. But things go terribly wrong when the British Government steals their breakthrough and teaches it to become a robotic weapon.

BLOODLINE Exclusive Poster, Pics & Clip!

Next is an exclusive clip and pics from the upcoming film BLOODLINE. The film is written and directed by Matt Thompson and stars Kimberly Alexander (NCIS), Grainger Hines (LINCOLN), Jesse Kristofferson (MELROSE PLACE), Gina Comparetto (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), and Christopher Frontiero (PARKS AND RECREATION). BLOODLINE will be the first theatrical release from Osiris Entertainment when the film hits select theaters in September. Here’s the official synopsis of the film; Bloodline uncovers the eerie past and life of Brett Ethos (Matt Thompson). A young seminary student inching toward a priestly life, Brett falls away from the church as his curiosities entice him to divulge into worldly pleasures ultimately leading to the relentless realities of his identity. Tempted to unmask the hidden mirrors of his past, fear consumes him at the site of the haunting reflections, as self-discovery becomes the most terrifying journey of all. Truth is discovered, blood is tainted, and darkness pollutes their fate, Brett puts his own life and the lives around him in an immense danger as he is torn between his faith and his curse.

Find out more about this film here! Here’s the clip below!

Quick Clips from MONSTERS WANTED!

I’m reviewing MONSTERS WANTED, a documentary focusing on people in love with turning their own homes into haunted houses and throwing all they have into making people scream. The film is available on DVD today via their website here. And the folks behind the film have passed on these exclusive clips to the film to share!

And here’s the trailer for the film!

On September 13-15th EVERYBODY DIES FILM FESTIVAL Returns!

I’ve covered the EVERYBODY DIES FILM FESTIVAL in Brea, CA before and it always has a fun selection of new and indie horror to enjoy. This year it falls on September 13th through the 15th! You’d better believe you’ll be hearing about all of the films here on AICN HORROR!

The official movie lineup and advance ticket information can be found here!


It’s widely known that during the making of THE EXORCIST and other films dealing with the supernatural, there is often bizarre phenomena associated with it. The same thing seems to be happening during the production of the new film BACHELOR’S GROVE directed by Ricardo Islas. Here’s the synopsis; A series of bizarre murders terrorize the peaceful community of Bachelors Grove. Friendly citizens suddenly turning against their own families. What's causing such aberrant behavior? Who's next? The key to solve the mystery and stop these horrible crimes might be in something that happened at Bachelors Grove Cemetery decades ago... Or maybe in something that didn't happen? Bachelors Grove Cemetery is one of the top ten scariest places in America, often featured in main stream television networks. "Bachelors Grove" is the first movie ever made inspired on this subject.

Read all about the strange happenings here!

I Double Dog Dare Ya to Check Out this TRUTH OR DARE Trailer!

Actress Jessica Cameron (SILENT NIGHT, CAMEL SPIDERS) is stepping behind the camera to direct TRUTH OR DARE, a twisted take on the old game that I’m pretty sure has no affiliation with neither the Madonna nor Tim Ritter films. Check out the trailer below and find out more info on the film here!


Check out this trailer from the upcoming werewolf horror comedy CRYING WOLF. The film is directed by Tony Jopia and starring Caroline Munro, Gary Martin, Joe Egan, Kristofer Dayne and Ian Donnelly. Here’s the official synopsis of the film; Crying Wolf tells the story of strange and weird goings on in a little English village called Deddington. The gruesome death of local girl Charlotte by a rabid monster causes alarm and revulsion - before desperate reporters, crazy detectives and revenge seeking hunters descend on the scene!

Find out more about this film here! And here’s the trailer!

French Oddities Abound in This LES SOURCES OCCULTES Teaser!

Here’s yet another trailer, this time a teaser for the upcoming film from LES SOURCES OCCULTES from French director Laurent Courau. The film is described as a mashup of fantasy, horror, cyber punk, adventure, and science fiction. Sounds like a good mix to me and this teaser trailer is very interesting. Can’t wait to find out more and you can find out more by checking out their Facebook page here! Here’s the teaser!

Les Sources Occultes [Teaser officiel, fev. 2013] from La Demeure du Chaos on Vimeo.

New PET SEMATARY Doc Trailer Proves Sometimes Dead Really Is Better!

Finally, here’s a brand new trailer for UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY, a documentary focusing on the Stephen King classic directed by Mary Lambert. I recently rewatched PET SEMATARY at Chicago’s Flashback Weekend and it really does hold up through the years. I’m interested in checking out this new doc and what new horrors we can find out that went on behind the scenes. Find out more about this film here! And here’s the trailer!

Ambush Bug is Mark L. Miller, original @$$Hole/wordslinger/writer of wrongs/reviewer/interviewer/editor of AICN COMICS for over 12 years & AICN HORROR for 3. He has written comics such as VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS THE TINGLERS & WITCHFINDER GENERAL, THE DEATHSPORT GAMES, & NANNY & HANK (soon to be made into a feature film from Uptown 6 Films). He has co-written FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND’s LUNA: ORDER OF THE WEREWOLF (to be released in 2013 as a 100-pg original graphic novel). Mark wrote the critically acclaimed GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS THE JUNGLE BOOK from Zenescope Entertainment & GRIMM FAIRY TALES #76-81. Look for GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS THE JUNGLE BOOK: LAST OF THE SPECIES available in February-July 2013 and the new UNLEASHED crossover miniseries GRIMM FAIRY TALES PRESENTS WEREWOLVES: THE HUNGER #1-3 available in May-July 2013! Follow Ambush Bug on the Twitter @Mark_L_Miller.

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