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Greetings, all. It’s Ambush Bug with some low budget, home video, and independent horror news—bite size, just how you zombies like it!

Here’s a new CHIMERES international trailer to chew on!

I reviewed Oliver Beguin’s CHIMERES not long ago on AICN HORROR. The film looks like it’s going to be able to be seen in the states later in the year. But a new trailer is out now, so I thought I’d share it with you all.

Here’s the official synopsis; While on holidays in Romania with his girlfriend Livia, Alexandre is hit by a car. He is rushed to the hospital where he has to undergo a blood transfusion. On his return home he seems to be suffering from a strange disease, convinced that contaminated blood is running through his veins. After all isn’t Romania the land of legendary bloodsuckers?Livia has to face Alexandre’s increasingly strange behaviour and does all she can to save their floundering relationship.

The film is really a full course meal in terms of story and depth of character with some fantastically gory moments and some vampire action that brings the creatures of the night back to it’s horror roots.

I’ll be sure to let you know when it is going to be available here in the States. You can find out more about CHIMERES here and below is the brand new international trailer for the film!

BEWARE: This trailer’s got boobs! NSFW!

THE CURSE OF THE RAGDOLL needs a Kickstart from you!

Comic book writer and all around great guy Mike Wolfer has a brand new project in the works called THE CURSE OF THE RAGDOLL, a 96 page erotic horror graphic novel. Wolfer is the mad mind behind Avatar Press’ LADY DEATH & NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD comics. With THE CURSE OF THE RAGDOLL, Wolfer is providing both art and story for the book.

Wolfer offers up this description of the concept’s history and synopsis; Originally published in 1998 by Avatar Press in RAW MEDIA QUARTERLY, THE CURSE OF RAGDOLL is a seven-chapter tale of horror and retribution from beyond the grave, with glorious, fully-toned black and white interior art. Written and illustrated by Mike Wolfer, best known for his writing on such horror titles as LADY DEATH, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Warren Ellis' GRAVEL and Garth Ennis' STITCHED, this is the first time that the RAGDOLL saga has been collected into a trade paperback. But this isn't the same story that it used to be! In its first incarnation, THE CURSE OF RAGDOLL was "adults only," but the explicit scenes have been expunged and replaced with all-new art, chapters have been expanded with new pages, and a shocking, twist ending has been created which puts a whole new spin on the tale of the patchwork princess! In addition, because of the addition of new art and pages, the story has been rewritten to accommodate those changes, with all-new lettering by Natalie Jane. To complete the package, the 3 variant covers for this tale of terror showcase the breathtakingly vibrant color work of Ceci de la Cruz.. But be warned: Although the story is now "R" instead of "X," THE CURSE OF RAGDOLL still contains copious amounts of nudity and graphic, gory violence.

Those interested can go to THE CURSE OF THE RAGDOLL’s Kickstarter page and help out! Best of luck, Mike!

Check out this rat-shit crazy MUTANT BLAST clip!

I know nothing about Troma’s latest schlocker MUTANT BLAST save from that poster over there with a gas-masked mutant and a hot babe with a gun, but this clip makes me want to see it as it seems to exemplify all that’s great and awesome about Troma.

MUTANT BLAST is currently in production, but you can check out the clip below for a taste of what’s to come. Troma is currently storming Cannes this weekend. Those interested in learning more about MUTANT BLAST should visit Troma's Cannes headquarters at Palais Booth 24.09. Make sure to also pick up your exclusive invitation to the TROMALUNIGHT party on May 18th at Le Petit Majestic for a night to celebrate Troma's 40th Anniversary and honor independent art in the French Riviera! And be sure to check out Troma’s website here because, you know, Troma is awesome, of course!

Mutant Blast EXCLUSIVE Leaked Pre-Production Footage (on Pre-Sale at Cannes) from Troma Team Video on Vimeo.

Lovecraftian Failry Tales Anthology A MYTHOS GRIMMLY needs a Kickstart!

Another book deserving of your well-earned shekels is A MYTHOS GRIMMLY which mashes together Lovecraftian horror and popular fairy tales. I can’t think of a better combo than that!

The official description for this anthology is as follows; Fairy tales have been told in every culture since the beginning of the spoken word. Every corner of the world has stories of fairies, cats who talk, things that go bump in the night. What better way to expand on those tales than to mash them up with Lovecraftian horror Mythos? Most fairy tales are dark morality stories to begin with...A MYTHOS GRIMMLY brings you those concepts with a strong dose of madness mixed in. The anthology will include AT LEAST 25 unique tales, never before published in the world of men.

If you think this book is worth it, support A MYTHOS GRIMMLY on their Kickstarter page!

Best of luck, guys! Here’s the pitch video!

Should we paint the room pink, blue, or Satan red? Maybe this clip from DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN will help answer that question!

I recently interviewed the filmmakers behind DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN, a new mocumentary that starts out as a Lifetime style film, but takes a dark turn as the pregnancy starts to suggest the baby inside might just be a demon from hell.

Look for my interview with filmmakers Brian Netto and Adam Schindler coming soon. Here’s the official synopsis; Told through the show's un-aired footage and interviews with friends, family and production members, DELIVERY: THE BEAST WITHIN tells the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who agree to document their first pregnancy for a family-oriented reality show. As the camera continues to capture strange events, Rachel begins to believe that a malevolent spirit has possessed their unborn child.

Here’s an exclusive clip entitled “Devil”;

And here’s the trailer for the film that opens in select theaters May 30th and will be available on May 27th On Demand!

Check out what all the cool cannibals will be wearing this year!

Fright Rags, the place to go for all of your horror wearables is celebrating the 40th Anniversary for TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE in style with five new t-shirts that’ll have you meat-eaters drooling.

The horror shirt company commissioned five renowned artist to pay homage to Tobe Hooper's 1974 genre-defining classic. Godmachine, Jason Edmiston, Justin Osbourn, Abrar Ajmal and Jeff Zornow each offer a unique take on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's iconic madman, Leatherface. All five designs are available on both unisex and girls shirts, but each one is limited to 500 pieces.

You can pre-order your favorite design here!

Whet that appetite with this trailer for EAT!

One of the most horrific new films of the year is EAT which I covered not long ago on AICN HORROR. The film is currently at Cannes and is sure to be picked up soon.

The story focuses on a troubled and struggling young actress with a peculiar eating disorder. In times of stress, she likes to take bites out of her own flesh. This truly twisted tale is something fans of AICN HORROR are gonna…eat up. (Yeah, I went there.)

Find out more about EAT here and check out the brand spankin new trailer below!

EAT - Cannes Sales Trailer from PRETTY PEOPLE PICTURES on Vimeo.

Lovecraftian neo-noir thriller needs a swift Kickstart!

There are only a few more days to go for this Kickstarter which is raising funds for THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES, which the filmmakers describe as;

A neo-noir thriller that follows Jim Turner - a homicide detective investigating a series of strange murders - and Lucy Taylor - a young woman incarcerated after killing her boyfriend in self defense. Lucy becomes involved in Jim's investigation when details linking the murders to her boyfriend's final days emerge. Over the course of the movie Lucy and Jim are forced to face their personal demons – Lucy her guilt and Jim his obsessive nature.

I always love me some Lovecraft and if you do too, slither on over to THE LIES WE TELL OURSELVES Kickstarter page and donate!

Below is the pitch video for the film!

This Almost Got Made film Actually Got Made!

Longtime friend of AICN HORROR William Wilson is at it again with his “Almost Got Made” Files which delve into horror’s could have beens and unmade tales of terror. But this time around, William is writing about an obscure film that actually was made in 1988 and the interesting tale of its creation.

The film is entitled PULSE and it was made in 1988. William says it’s one of the most criminally underrated flicks of the 1980s and got to speak with writer-director Paul Golding who gave the lowdown on what would be his only feature film. If his name sounds familiar, he co-directed some stuff with a guy named George Lucas while at USC. You’ll find out the rest of this tale as William talks with PULSE director/writer Paul Golding here!

Twisted Celluloid Film Festival gets Groovy!

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Live in the Cork City, Ireland area?

Well, count yourself among the lucky ones because you can trot right over to the Triskel Arts Centre and check out the Twisted Celluloid Film Festival 2014 all weekend which is not only featuring the EVIL DEAD trilogy, but is also showing THE BATTERY, CHEAP THRILLS, RUBBER, DR. WHO Episodes and more! And before tonight’s showing of EVIL DEAD, friend of AICN HORROR Marc Roussell will be playing his excellent short film THE LAST HALLOWEEN. Below is the trailer for that short!

Finally, though it’s not really horror, it’s genre-related and I love these Marvel vs. DC shorts. Here’s a pair of retrospective one’s showing how the more things change, the more they stay the same.

And part two!

Look for AICN HORROR horror and genre film reviews every Friday. Find more AICN HORROR including an archive of previous columns on AICN HORROR’s Facebook page!

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