Friday, April 14, 2017

Teenage Ghost Punk



Midnight Releasing has announced today's Digital HD, Cable VOD and MOD debut of Teenage Ghost Punk. Writer-director Mike Cramer blends the traditional haunted house narrative with the universal themes of young love and teen angst, adding a healthy serving of rock and roll. Teenage Ghost Punk is now available to rent or own on iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, XBox, FlixFling, DirecTV, Comcast, FiOS, AT&T and more.


Adria Dawn (TV's "Popular") costars with an exciting young cast of newcomers: Grace Madigan, Jack Cramer, Noah Kitsos in a family-friendly ghost tale.  Teenage Ghost Punk has screened at the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, the Spooky International Horror Film Festival and the Geneva Film Festival, where Mike Cramer took home the award for Emerging Narrative Feature Filmmaker. 


Life changes for a cheerleader named Amanda when her family moves to an old Victorian house outside Chicago. While her newly-divorced mom struggles with a new job and her eccentric little brother seems to fit in effortlessly, Amanda tries to find her way in her daunting new high school. Meanwhile, weird things happen in the new house: Knocking sounds, strange guitar riffs in the rain, and unexplained messes. A quirky medium and a bumbling paranormal investigation team search for answers but are scared away an unseen force. 

Amanda discovers that her house is haunted by Brian, the teenage punk rock ghost who has been jamming on her roof during rainstorms for thirty years. He enjoys spirited poker nights with a local quintet of teen ghosts from different eras. Amanda and Brian forge an unlikely friendship and feelings deepen, but tension arises when Amanda asks him to the homecoming dance. When uninvited guests arrive at Amanda's Halloween party, paranormal investigators clash with Chicago's most badass spirit, and the neighborhood's past collides with its present. How will Amanda solve her future?



Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Anti-Christ is Coming… to Kickstarter


The chronicles of the Anti-Christ in a graphic novel.

What if the Anti-Christ wanted no part in the end of the world? This is the question that Samantha, a woman who was genetically engineered by terrorists to bring about the End of Days wants answered. She is a pariah, trying to kill herself, but the devil won’t let her die.

Anti-Christ is a graphic novel written by James Mascia and illustrated by Osiris Junior, with 2 covers by Daniel Leister (Hack/Slash) and Mike Crome (Zenescope). Originally appearing as a successful webcomic on Webtoon.com, Dren Productions is now running a Kickstarter to put it into print. Our goal is to print 1,000 copies to fulfill backer rewards and have stock left over to bring to conventions for the next year.

It is our goal at Dren Productions to provide quality stories with great artwork to our fans, and Anti-Christ has gotten great reviews from both fans and critics. @kleffnotes from The Nerdy Girl Express said, "...what I loved was that the audience is learning alongside Samantha. We don’t know entirely what led to her creation or how she was able to survive..."

We are offering backers of this project, not only copies of the book, but also the chance to have the author, James Mascia, write a comic script for you. The length of the script will be determined by the level of the pledge. There are other great rewards planned as well, including extra incentive rewards for early backers.

The Kickstarter went live on April 3rd, 2017. We ask that people check out our page, and if they cannot pledge, to share our campaign on their social media with the #AntiChrist as a hashtag. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drenproductions/1490631671?token=78b1dc1c

James Mascia is the writer of several comics including The Poe Murders and High School Heroes, as well as many stories including The Curse of Frankenstein and City of Darkness.

Dren Productions is a publishing company committed to providing quality, sci-fi, fantasy and horror to our fans, with a little humor on the side. We want all our fans to “live the dream.”

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Celebrate 35 years of John Carpenter's The Thing with Fright-Rags apparel



Celebrate 35 years of John Carpenter's The Thing with Fright-Rags apparel
On sale now: bit.ly/TheThingFR

John Carpenter's The Thing still resonates to this day, with unparalleled practical effects, themes of isolation, and memorable performances. Fright-Rags commemorates 35 years of alien terror with The Thing Collection.

The release includes five new shirts designed by Abrar Ajmal (also as a hoodie), Scarecrowoven (in black or navy), Munk One (also as a baseball tee), and two by Christopher Franchi. The film's classic poster art is also available on a blue tri-blend tee, in addition to being turned into custom-knit socks.

The Thing Collection is the warmest place to hide, and it's on sale now at Fright-Rags.com. Quantities are limited.

Check back with Fright-Rags this Saturday for a new Midnight Madness Tee available exclusively for 24 hours. It will be legendary, even in Hell.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

UMe SET TO REISSUE THE SUPREMES A’ GO-GO



UMe SET TO REISSUE THE SUPREMES A’ GO-GO IN DELUXE, EXPANDED, TWO-CD EDITION WITH OUTTAKES, RARE MONO & VOCAL MIXES, DUET, APRIL 28

The group’s first-ever #1 album (and first by an all-female group) featured the chart-topping “You Can’t Hurry Love” and covers of fellow Motown artists’ hits, new version includes covers of Dylan, Rolling Stones


By the time Motown released The Supremes A’ Go-Go, the group’s ninth studio album, on August 25, 1966, the group had already scaled the charts with hits like “Where Did Our Love Go?,” “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Back in My Arms Again” and “I Hear a Symphony.”

The Supremes A’ Go-Go solidified Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard’s hold on the American and global marketplace, the first of their albums to go to #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the first LP by an all-female group to do so, spawning two Top 10 hits in the #1 “You Can’t Hurry Love” and the #9 “Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart.”  The album also featured the trio tackling an array of hit cover material, mostly from their Motown stablemates the Four Tops, the Temptations, Martha & the Vandellas, Barrett Strong and the Isley Brothers, but also contemporary hitmakers Nancy Sinatra (Lee Hazlewood’s “These Boots are Made for Walkin’”) and the McCoys (Bert Berns and Wes Farrell’s Brill Building chestnut “Hang on Sloopy”).

UMe will now reissue the classic album in a deluxe, expanded two-CD edition, featuring the original 12 tracks, featuring both the stereo album, along with rare mono album mixes, alternative vocal versions and mixes, as well as a duet of “Shake Me Wake Me (When It’s Over)” with the Four Tops. There are also rarely heard album outtakes, such as covers of fellow ‘60s stalwarts Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” and the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satsifaction.”

The Supremes A’ Go-Go remained on the Billboard chart for 60 weeks, going on to sell 3.5 million around the world, including one million in the U.S., knocking off The Beatles’ Revolver from the top spot for the honors. It also went to #15 in the U.K. album charts, with “You Can’t Hurry Love” peaking at #3 on the U.K. singles chart.

The production represented the peak of the fabled Motown team, headed by producers Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier, the Funk Brothers and even the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on hand.

This expanded edition will also contain two 24-page booklets. The first chronicles the album’s production and success, as well as a timeline, and both rare and never-before-seen photos. The second booklet is a recreation of the Supremes 1966 tour book.

Said All Music’s Bruce Eder about the album, referring to its winning formula of having The Supremes cover Motown’s greatest hits: “In fact, back in the days when vinyl was the only game in town, used copies of this record sold faster and better than any of their other common '60s LPs, and for good reason.”

Track listings

 Disc: 1 - Original Album (both stereo and mono mixes)

  1. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (Mono LP)
  2. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) (Mono LP)
  3. You Can't Hurry Love (Mono LP)
  4. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It s Over) (Mono LP)
  5. Baby I Need Your Loving (Mono LP)
  6. These Boots Are Made For Walking (Mono LP)
  7. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Mono LP)
  8. Get Ready (Mono LP)
  9. Put Yourself In My Place (Mono LP)
  10. Money (That's What I Want) (Mono LP)
  11. Come And Get These Memories (Mono LP)
  12. Hang On Sloopy (Mono LP)
  13. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (Stereo LP)
  14. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) (Stereo LP)
  15. You Can't Hurry Love (STEREO LP)
  16. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) (Stereo LP)
  17. Baby I Need Your Loving (Stereo LP)
  18. These Boots Are Made For Walking (Stereo LP)
  19. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (Stereo LP)
  20. Get Ready (Stereo LP)
  21. Put Yourself In My Place (Stereo LP)
  22. Money (That's What I Want) (Stereo LP)
  23. Come And Get These Memories (Stereo LP)
  24. Hang On Sloopy (Stereo LP)
  25. Mickey's Monkey (Bonus Track)
  26. It's Not Unusual (Bonus Track)
  27. (I Can t Get No) Satisfaction (alternate vocal) (Bonus Track)
  28. Uptight (Everything's Alright) (alternate vocal) (Bonus Track)
  29. In My Lonely Room (alternate mix) (Bonus Track)

Disc: 2 - Bonus Tracks
  1. He s All I Got (alternate vocal)
  2. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave (version 1)
  3. It's The Same Old Song (version 1)
  4. Mother Dear version 3 (alternate mix)
  5. Misery Makes It's Home In My Heart (alternate mix)
  6. Can I Get A Witness (alternate vocal)
  7. Don't Let True Love Die (alternate vocal)
  8. Just A Little Misunderstanding (alternate mix)
  9. Come On And See Me alternate mix
  10. This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) (alternate vocal)
  11. Money (That's What I Want) (alternate vocal)
  12. Put Yourself In My Place (alternate vocal)
  13. These Boots Are Made For Walking (alternate vocal)
  14. Hang On Sloopy (alternate mix)
  15. Get Ready (alternate mix)
  16. Slow Down (alternate mix)
  17. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (alternate mix)
  18. What The World Needs Now Is Love (alternate mix)
  19. Blowin' In The Wind (alternate mix)
  20. With A Child's Heart (alternate vocal)
  21. Let The Music Play (alternate mix)
  22. Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over) (Supremes & Four Tops Duet)
  23. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (early versions the scratch it mix)
  24. Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (The SupreMix)

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Filipino Surfer May or May Not Be the Love Child of Francis Ford Coppola in APOCALYPSE CHILD



"Beautiful, raw, and affecting"
-- Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

"Apocalypse Child is a wonder. It unfolds gracefully, with nary a false note
in its elegant progression of pitch-perfect moods and nuances."
-- CNN

A FILIPINO SURFER MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE LOVE CHILD
OF FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA IN A FESTIVAL FAVORITE
SLICE-OF-LIFE DRAMA

APOCALYPSE CHILD


Street Date: April 18, 2017

Named "Best Picture" at Toronto's Reel Asian Int'l Film Festival and an Audience Award Winner at the NY Asian Film Festival, This Beautifully Shot Film from Director Mario Cornejo in English/Tagalog, Surfs Onto DVD ($14.99) and
Digital HD on All Leading Platforms, Only from Candy Factory Films

APOCALYPSE CHILD Official Trailer


SYNOPSIS

What if all your life you were told that you were the son of the Francis Ford Coppola?  Myth and real-life intertwine in APOCALYPSE CHILD, a slice-of-life relationship drama from the Philippines, director Mario Cornejo and writer/producer Monster Jiminez.  Straight from an award-winning festival run, the film that the New York Asian Film Festival says is "reminiscent of the golden age of 1990s American Indie Cinema" rolls into the home entertainment marketplace on DVD ($14.99) and Digital HD on all leading platforms, including iTunes and Amazon o April 18, only from Candy Factory Films.

After Coppola shot Apocalypse Now on the sun-drenched Philippines beaches of Baler, his crew unintentionally transformed the small town into a future surfing destination after a surfboard from the movie set was left behind.  Fast forward to today, where Ford (Sid Lucero), a surfing instructor, is content to while away the hours on the azure blue waves and in the arms of his pretty runaway girlfriend (Annicka Dolonius).  But there is a restlesslessness about him that is about to unravel.  Named after Francis Ford Coppola, he may or may not be the illegitimate son of the Hollywood director.  Yet, as his mother petitions the director to acknowledge Ford as his son, Ford seems unfazed, content with his escapist beach bum lifestyle.  At least until the return of his childhood best friend, now a local congressman, threatens his dreamlike existence with harsh realities of the past.

"Apocalypse Child is one of those rare beauties where narrative plays second fiddle to a combination of perfect locations and character: stunning vistas of Baler, mystical half-tales of the past, emotional revelations and jaw-droppingly realistic character portrayals" says One Room With a View.com.  And the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, where the film was awarded the "Best Picture," said, "Director Mario Cornejo's laid- back, simplistic approach to storytelling takes the viewer on a compelling journey of escape into the surf, sun, and sprawling beaches -- and one can't help but want to dive in."

CRATE-DIGGERS OF THE WORLD UNITE



CRATE-DIGGERS OF THE WORLD UNITE: WARNER MUSIC GROUP OPENS VAULTS TO LAUNCH FAN-SELECTED, LIMITED-RUN VINYL LABEL, RUN OUT GROOVE

Exclusive Pressings from MC5, Echo & The Bunnymen, Golden Smog, Secret Machines and Solomon Burke Kick Off Series

Warner Music Group has announced the launch of RUN OUT GROOVE, a new fan-driven, vinyl-only record label. Each month, RUN OUT GROOVE allows fans to vote on the label’s next high-quality vinyl pressing, chosen from three selections of either unreleased material, out-of-print material, or brand new collections compiled from the Warner Music vault. Initial offerings from RUN OUT GROOVE come from an eclectic group of artists including Echo & The Bunnymen, Golden Smog, MC5, Secret Machines, and Solomon Burke.

“Warner Music Group is home to many legendary labels — Atlantic, Warner Bros., Reprise, Elektra, Sire, Rykodisc and more — which have produced a wealth of expertly curated music over the years,” said Billy Fields, Vice President, Sales, Account Management for WEA, the artist & label services arm of Warner Music Group. “What makes Run Out Groove unique is that the crate-digging community is steering the ship. We are crowd-sourcing niche, but in-demand, selections from our vast vault to be pressed on high-quality vinyl, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to see where the community decides to take us.”

“I am chuffed that our fans came out in droves and voted for us and that 'Run Out Groove' are releasing our live-in-Sweden recording,” said Will Sergeant of Echo & The Bunnymen. “It’s a historical document of another time, another place, another me and a very interesting stop off traveling the road map of the bands' life.”

He added: “I love the fact that vinyl is having an amazing resurgence and many young music fans are embracing the medium. I am an avid vinyl enthusiast and my vinyl collection is a route map to my life. Having a pocket full of mp3’s can't do that when you lay them out on your bedroom floor like tarot cards. The cover art of an LP is almost as important to me as the music. With LPs you feel like you have actually got something worth having, to hold and read while you listen. I love the organic visceral nature of the record, a piece of plastic that can bring forth such wondrous sound when a diamond is driven along the spiral road. It’s all pretty weird when you think about it, some sort of wonderful sonic voodoo.”

Each RUN OUT GROOVE release will be limited edition and individually numbered, often including previously unreleased tracks or material that has never before been available on vinyl. Each title will be available to pre-order for a strict 30-Day window via the RUN OUT GROOVE website. After the pre-order closes, the only way to purchase a copy will be via participating music retailers across the U.S., while supplies last.

The second RUN OUT GROOVE pre-order campaign — and the first to be fan-chosen — is a new live collection from Echo & The Bunnymen, It’s All Live Now.

To get involved and learn more about RUN OUT GROOVE, please visit www.runoutgroovevinyl.com.

Below is a list of past, current and potential upcoming RUN OUT GROOVE releases:  

Past

MC5 – The Motor City Five
·      ROG’s 1st title, now sold out in pre-orders.
·      Check your local retailer for availability, or the store locator at www.runoutgroovevinyl.com

Current

Echo & The Bunnymen – It's All Live Now
·      ROG’s 2nd title, voted on by fans, and now available to pre-order.
·      12-inch 180-gram multi-color vinyl pressed at Record Industry.
·      Single pocket UV gloss tip-on sleeve from Stoughton.
·      Individually numbered and limited to one pressing.
·      Includes the first vinyl release of selected live performances from 1983-85.
·      Features classic live covers of “Paint It Black,” “Soul Kitchen,” and “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue,” to name a few.

Titles to be Voted On

Solomon Burke – Best Of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965
·      12-inch 180-gram vinyl pressed at Record Industry.
·      Single pocket UV gloss tip-on sleeve from Stoughton.
·      Individually numbered and limited to one pressing.
·      Brand new collection of the best Solomon Burke Atlantic tracks from the birth of the soul era, 1962-1965.
·      Includes such Burke classics as “Down in the Valley,” “Home in Your Heart,” and “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.”
·      Visit the RUN OUT GROOVE website to vote on this selection.

Secret Machines – Now Here Is Nowhere
·      2-LP, 180-gram clear vinyl pressed at Record Industry.
·      Tip on gatefold aqueous gloss Stoughton jacket with printed inner lyric sleeves.
·      Individually numbered and limited to one pressing.
·      First time available on vinyl in the U.S. First re-press since 2004.
·      A lost Space-Rock classic from the 90s that was a favorite of David Bowie
·      Visit the RUN OUT GROOVE website to vote on this selection.

Golden Smog – Down By The Old Mainstream
·      2-LP, 180-gram, color vinyl pressed at Record Industry.
·      Tip on gatefold aqueous gloss jacket with printed inner sleeves.
·      Individually numbered and limited to one pressing.
·      First re-press since 2010, when it was first issued on vinyl.
·      A classic album from the 1990s that includes Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Gary Louris of the Jayhawks and Jody Stephens of Big Star.

·      Visit the RUN OUT GROOVE website to vote on this selection.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Hunt Is On for Fright-Rags' PREDATOR Collection




Limited edition mask box sets, shirts, & socks on sale now: bit.ly/PredatorFR

In 1987, John McTiernan's Predator was released, and Arnold Schwarzenegger taught us that "If it bleeds, we can kill it!" Although there have been numerous sequels, comics, novels, games, and a reboot movie on the way, nothing compares to the original. Fright-Rags has released the Predator Collection in honor of its 30th anniversary.

The Predator Collection marks the return of Fright-Rags' popular mask and shirt box sets. There are two versions available, each of which features an exclusive tee designed by Justin Osbourn and a retro-style ventilated mask packaged in a collectible window box. The standard version, limited to 650, is based on the Predator's appearance in the movie. The Ugly Motherf***er variant, limited to 300, is inspired by 1980s horror trading cards.

While Osbourn's shirts are exclusive to the box sets, the artwork can be purchased separately on zip-up hoodies, and the Ugly Motherfucker design is available on baseball tees. The Predator Collection also includes four shirts from artists Jason Edmiston, Paul Shipper, Chris Lovell, and Coki Greenway, plus two different styles of custom-knit socks.

The hunt is on now at Fright-Rags.com. The Predator Collection shirts are in stock, while socks will ship in approximately 10 days and mask box sets are due out in mid-June. Quantities are limited.

In addition to The Thing collection available earlier this month and the Predator collection on sale now, Fright-Rags has Chucky and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre apparel dropping next week.