The Dead Harvey 10: March
I've gotta say, March looks like a pretty good month for indie horror related content. Lots to look forward to here... which made it more difficult to keep it to 10, but that's the idea. We're exclusive. Can't include everyone... having said that, if you are releasing a film and want to be included, let us know! We're not THAT exclusive. Without further ado, here's what we think you should look out for this month.
The Stylist - This gets released on Arrow Video March 1st, but won’t go on VOD or DVD until later this year. Arrow Video (www.arrowfilms.com) is an indie distribution company and, quite frankly, I’m not sure how the release will work... but go over there and check it out. A lonely hair stylist becomes obsessed with the lives of her clients and descends into murderous madness. It’s from Jill Gevargizian and looks like it’s based on a short film she did that won a pile of awards. She actually was a hairstylist for 10 years, which is awesome - good rule of them. Write what you know! She was a second unit director on the Soska twin’s segment for ABCs of Death 2. She has a passion for indie horror, having filmed her first short in 2014 and, a short 5 or 6 years later, she turned an award winning short into a feature. Check out the trailer HERE.
Stay Out of the Attic (originally called stay out of the f*#%king attic) - This comes out on Shudder on March 11th. A diverse group of ex-cons who work as movers are convinced by their creepy client, Vern Muller, to stay the whole night to finish the job for a generous pay bump. As the night progresses and rooms are cleared, they slowly uncover the horrors that exist inside his old Victorian mansion, which include booby-traps, human experimentation, Nazi monsters and more. Directed and co-written by Jerren Lauder – first feature, also did a short called Jacked on Roids in 2012. Check out the trailer HERE
Godzilla vs Kong – Comes out in theaters March 31st. This is the epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse that pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another - the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong - with humanity caught in the balance. This isn't indie horror, you say? Well, it has indie horror roots, as it's directed by Adam Wingard. At 19, Adam pumped out his feature directorial debut, Home Sick, which was a slasher horror film starring Bill Moseley and Tom Toweles. It was his second effort at 24 years old with the film Pop Skull that made him a talent to watch. Made for a budget of around $2,000 dollars, it managed to capture the attention of the French Distribution company The Wild Bunch. That was 2007... and he was doing shorts for the anthology ABCs of Death and V/H/S 2 in 2012 and 2013. Now, in 2021, he's behind the wheel of Godzilla vs Kong. Check out the trailer HERE.
Come True - This is an IFC Midnight Release and will be released in theaters and on demand March 12th. A teenage runaway takes part in a sleep study that becomes a nightmarish descent into the depths of her mind and a frightening examination of the power of dreams. Won a bunch or awards at Fantasia Film Fest, Sitges, Blood in the Snow Film Festival. So, clearly did its rounds. From Anthony Scott Burns, who has spent a lot of his career in visual effects, sounds, AD, etc… and has done lots of short films. Did a segment on 2016’s horror anthology “Holidays”. Check out the trailer HERE
Phobias - Suffering from extreme phobias, five dangerous patients get put to the ultimate test under the supervision of a crazed doctor and his quest to weaponize fear. It’s an anthology film, directed by a team of directors. Was acquired by Vertical Entertainment and its initial Digital/VOD release is on March 19th. Check out the trailer HERE.
The Toll - A socially awkward driver and a weary passenger try to make it to their destination while being haunted by a supernatural threat. Picked up by Lionsgate, it’s a Canadian film written and directed by Michael Nader, who’s done a lot of short films – last work on a feature was co-writing 2018’s Head Count. It gets its VOD release March 30th and will be available on DVD, Blu-ray at the same time. Check out the trailer HERE.
Son – This is actually from RLJ Entertainment and Shudder, but likely won’t hit Shudder until later in the year. It’s getting a limited theatrical release, but coming out on DVD and VOD March 5th. When a young boy falls ill to a mysterious illness, his mother must decide how far she will go to protect him from terrifying forces in her past. From Ivan Kavanagh, award winning Irish writer and director. The same guy who did The Canal. Check out the trailer HERE.
Honeydew - this is actually getting a limited theatrical release March 12th and will hit VOD in April. Strange cravings and hallucinations befall a young couple after seeking shelter in the home of an aging farmer and her peculiar son. Directed by Devereux Milburn and starring Sawyer Spielberg, Steven Spielberg’s kid. It’s got a PILE of producers and co-producers, which is sort of crazy. Interesting to see how many people had to come on board to get this one made. Check out the trailer HERE.
The Canyonlands - This is the first feature film from Brendan Deavne and his Sadieland Productions and it gets released through Freestyle Media on TVOD March 9th. Plagued by disturbing visions, a guide reluctantly takes five contest winners on a trip down the Colorado River in Utah. However, the fun getaway soon turns into a nightmare as a deranged killer starts to stalk and slash the unwelcome tourists. Check out the trailer HERE.
60 Seconds To Die 3 – Here we have the horror anthology from underground horror filmmakers. There’s a ton of short films on here and they’re all as indie as it gets, which is awesome. It comes out March 16, likely on DVD only. I can’t find much on its release, but search around for it. Check out the trailer HERE.
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