A mixed martial arts action-adventure, BRUTAL is helmed by writer/director Donald Lawrence Flaherty. The film features fight sequences created by two of Hollywood’s top stunt performers Colin Follenweider and Chris Torres.
Staring Morgan Benoit (THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM), David Mattey (HANCOCK) and Stacy Jorgensen (GREY SKIES), BRUTAL is also the feature film debut for former All-American and New York Giants offensive lineman Jeff Hatch.
BRUTAL centers on Trevor (Morgan Benoit), abducted from his backyard at the age of fifteen by an unseen alien presence. Forced into nearly two decades of no-holds-barred fights against other abductees inside an unearthly mixed martial arts arena, Trevor has evolved from an innocent boy into a brutal fighting machine.
Derek, (Jeff Hatch) an ambulance chasing lawyer, is the latest lab-rat abductee forced to fight Trevor. As the two men exchange ever-increasing beatings over the course of weeks and months, the brutality of their existence and the true nature of their humanity is slowly revealed.
With elements of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and FIGHT CLUB, BRUTAL explores through science fiction, allegory and psychological drama, man’s violent nature and our propensity to commit unthinkable acts of violence against each other. Yet through this prism of brutality our capacity to love one another, even in the worst of circumstances is celebrated.
“Most people ignored the reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phone stopped ringing. And we couldn’t look outside anymore.” What happens in Bird Box? Is it the end of the world? Is it an invasion? Close your eyes and do not peek….since something strange is surely happening. If you go outside you’ll end up insane.
Bird Box is an incredible book, well written and very enjoyable. A must read. Rating: (9/10)
Don’t open your eyes. Get a free sampler of Bird Box here.
Check out this horror short named: Torturous.
Directed by Angus Swantee, Torturous give us an encounter between an employment counsellor and a torture artist, giving us gore, humour and irony.
Invasion of the Killer Cicadas has just reached their goal on Kickstarter. They are raising money to finish a few final scenes and in order to produce DVDs in time for the premiere, which is expected in May/June.
From the creators of “Young Blood: Evil Intentions” comes an epic Sci-Fi adventure you don’t want to miss! When a humble town is plagued by killer cicadas, the situation seems hopeless. After two dimwitted service men spray the cicadas with chemicals mistaken for pesticide, these little buggers mutate to an uncontrollable size! Soon the planet is in peril as these colossal cicadas effortlessly demolish buildings and crush poor citizens! It seems there is only one man who can stop them before it’s too late. Will he be able to save the day? Or will the world fall victim to the “Invasion of the Killer Cicadas”?
Myron- “We can’t thank our supporters enough! This helps out tremendously and goes a super long way. We set our original goal under budget for the film and the campaign has performed better than we could predict. Since there is still some time left in our campaign, we are setting our new goal at $2,000. If we are able to raise that much, we will not only have more funding to further improve the film itself, but also be able to improve the DVD packaging and other products. It will also help us enter the movie into film festivals. To show our appreciation, we will also send all of our Kickstarter backers some additional Killer Cicada memorabilia.”
Kickstarter Link - www.kickstarter.com/projects/1990813857/invasion-of-the-killer-cicadas
Could zombies actually exist? What would it take for human corpses to rise up and hunt the living? We often think zombies are scientifically impossible — but actually, they’re just very implausible. Here’s one way The Walking Dead could happen in real life.
An aspect of human zombification we need to tackle is basic zombie physiology. In virtually every zombie scenario, zombies are able to function despite increasing levels of physical deterioration due to injury or decomposition. There has to be some mechanism for transmitting neural impulses from the brain to various body parts, and for providing energy to muscles so they can keep operating.
The most common science fictional explanation for zombie outbreaks is a virus — but viruses and bacterial infections are not known for building large new physical structures within the body. So let’s count viruses out. Instead, the need for a mechanism to activate deteriorating body parts actually provides the cornerstone of what is, in my opinion, the strongest theory: fungal infection.
We know that fungi can infect humans. We also know that fungal networks exist in most of the world’s forests. These mycorrhizal networks have a symbiotic relationship with trees and other plants in the forest, exchanging nutrients for mutual benefit. These networks can be quite large, and there are studies that demonstrate the potential for chemical signals to be transmitted from one plant to another via the mycorrhizal network. That, in turn, means that fungal filaments could perform both vascular and neural functions within a corpse.
This leads us to the following scenario: microscopic spores are inhaled, ingested, or transmitted via zombie bite. The spores are eventually dispersed throughout the body via the bloodstream. Then they lie dormant. When the host dies, chemical signals (or, more accurately, the absence of chemical signals) within the body that occur upon death trigger the spores to activate, and begin growing. The ensuing fungal network carries nutrients to muscles in the absence of respiration or normal metabolism.
Part of the fungal network grows within the brain, where it interfaces with the medulla and cerebellum, as well as parts of the brain involving vision, hearing and possibly scent. Chemicals released by the fungi activate basic responses within these brain areas. The fungi/brain interface is able to convert the electrochemical signals of neurons into chemical signals that can be transmitted along the fungal network that extends through much of the body. This signal method is slow and imperfect, which results in the uncoordinated movements of zombies. And this reliance on the host’s brain accounts for the “headshot” phenomenon, in which grievous wounds to the brain or spine seem to render zombies fully inert!
I don’t know why but I really love old horror movies, this one is a good watch too.
A group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons who proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.
In 1980 a mother took her son to get a present on his 10th birthday. They went to an old abandoned campground, Little Farm on the River. She took him to a camper and asked him to step inside. Once he did, she grabbed a screwdriver from the counter and stabbed him over and over again. Now thirty years later a group of friends go to the old campground to celebrate a Birthday party of their own.
The Horror Movies Blog review: “A scary and entertaining film that is worth watching”.
Amazing video possibly showing a time travel with person entering our dimension and saving a person from a traffic accident! Is this a visitor from our future or another parallel world in a different timeline? Is it a spirit or ghost, maybe an angel manifesting from the beyond?
Check out this ghost footage that was taken in Mexico. Do you think it is real or not?
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