Horror fans have been demanding quality scares and CINEMA EPOCH has answered the call with the “SCARED STIFF COLLECTION,” a series of award-winning feature films being launched with 11 titles unleashed on the public. The launch titles for this series include all of things that you would expect, including zombies, hauntings, slashers, monsters, serial killers and even some crazy and sexy women ready to kill for the viewing pleasure. Edgy, gory, scary, and pushing the boundaries, this collection is a must have for any horror fan.
Launching on Halloween, CINEMA EPOCH brings this collection in horror sets, each with four terrifying features. In Volume One, the monster-filled, found footage shocker SHALLOW CREEK CULT, along with the whodunit, killer granny slasher FAMILY SECRET, the paranormal nightmare that is EVIL LEGACY and the cornfield monster mash RISE OF THE SCARECROWS.
In Volume 2, blood will flow as the sexy women of horror come into play with the non-stop suspenseful thrill ride of LOVERBOY as well as the evil entities that consume THE 28TH DAY: THE WRATH OF STEPH. If that wasn’t horrifying enough, the volume also includes the zombie-filled horror anthology, SCARY TALES and the monster movie bloodbath, PHANTOM OF THE WOODS.
In Volume Three, the DV TRILOGY is unleashed, bringing one of the most intense found footage series of all time in one collection.
This is a new day in horror as CINEMA EPOCH brings the very best in the genre in THE SCARED STIFF COLLECTION, a must have for any horror fan.
ABOUT THE SCARED STIFF COLLECTION LAUNCH TITLES
SHALLOW CREEK CULT – “You Are What They Eat.”
“A combination of terror with a sprinkle of humor.” –The Horror Zine
The Official Selection at the Indie Gathering Film Festival, SHALLOW CREEK CULT, Written and Directed by King Jeff, revolves around two brothers stumbling across a viciously cannibalistic and mysterious cult, presumed responsible for the bloody massacres of various Shallow Creek, Louisiana residents. And now the brothers are on the menu.
Written and Directed by King Jeff
Starring King Jeff & Gorio
FAMILY SECRET – “Some Secrets You Take to the Grave.”
“I don’t think ANYONE is prepared for what happens.” – Shu-izmz
“It’s a Howl!” – Yes Weekly
A throwback to the 1980’s brand of whodunit slasher, Geno McGahee’s FAMILY SECRET incorporates shock value and mixes with several twists and turns. Known to be one of the only Illuminati-themed horror movies, FAMILY SECRET revolves around the death of an elderly woman that just can’t stay dead. What appears to be the dead Granny is going around with meat cleaver in hand, butchering member after member of the McGee family. Geno McGee, forced to cover the story as a journalist must uncover the truth and face the true evil of the FAMILY SECRET.
Written and Directed by Geno McGahee
Starring Logan Lopez, Crazy Carl Robinson, former boxing champion Jose Antonio Rivera, Forris Day JR & LeeAnn Aubuchon-Swimm
PHANTOM OF THE WOODS – “Fear casts a shadow”
“True horror returns to the woods.” – NewzBreaker
The Official Selection at the INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL, PHANTOM OF THE WOODS, concerns some teenagers experiencing their worst fears and they must run for their lives before they and everyone they care about is destroyed. It emerges from the shadows and becomes reality a harsh reality for anyone that crosses the path of this new horror force.
Directed by Michael Storch
Starring: Delaney Hathaway, J.R.S. Storch, Richard Hackel
LOVERBOY – “He’s More Devil Than You Know”
This Best Feature Film at the FREAK SHOW Film Festival and Official Selection at the Killer Film Festival has turned a lot of heads. Erica Summers’s LOVERBOY finds young Lauren, a beautiful girl struggling with a painful home life finding the boy of her dreams, but when his sinister side is revealed, the true horror begins in this rollercoaster thrill ride.
Written and Directed by Erica Summers
Starring: Kaitlyn Ale, Mildred Ciraco and Vincent Ciraco
THE 28TH DAY: THE WRATH OF STEPH – “A Horror film…For the Ladies…”
“Better than classic status of cult classic!” – Entertainment Corner
Zachary Scott’s THE 28TH DAY: THE WRATH OF STEPH brings a true evil that is so demented that it preys on women who are on their period. Steph awakens in a forest not knowing that she has been possessed by an evil spirit. The evil consumes her body and it’s a race against the clock to save her in this paranormal horror film.
Directed by Zack Scott
Kate Nichols, Jodie Grundin and Rollin Blanton
SCARY TALES – “What are you Afraid Of?”
“SCARY TALES packs a punch!” – The Awesome Cave
This Official Selection at the HORROR ON SEA film festival anthology brings it all. Geno McGahee’s SCARY TALES concerns four friends reunite at a remote cabin, as they share some campfire stories, but the line between fantasy and reality soon gets blurred and the unexplainable begins to occur. Secrets get revealed and the stories come to life, turning nightmares into reality. Five tales, featuring twists and turns, zombies and ghosts, werewolves and demons, and more, create madness and asks the question: What are you afraid of?
Written and Directed by Geno McGahee
Starring Tim Pieciak, Forris Day JR, Charlotte Lewis & Brent Northup
RISE OF THE SCARECROWS – “The Bloody Harvest Has Begun.”
“A place amongst the top killer-scarecrow movies!” – Cranked on Cinema
Geno McGahee’s RISE OF THE SCARECROWS is presented for the first time in its original theatrical aspect ratio. The monsters roam the night, in the woods, and demand that their lust for blood be satisfied. The bag-headed killer scarecrows have been through hell and have decided to crawl up for a visit to the town of Adams. A handful of visitors to the town will hope to survive the terror that is THE RISE OF THE SCARECROWS.
Written and Directed by Geno McGahee
Starring Anthony Brown, Steven Joseph Adams, Cedric Howard & Mark Scarborough
EVIL LEGACY – “Hear No Evil”
True paranormal activity hits hard in this found footage terror fest. Directed by Manuel Eiras, IXTAB: brings the worst fears to the screen in a horror thrill ride. What begins as a gathering of old high school friends becomes an authentic nightmare. For Sarah, there is only one thing worse than witnessing the horror, not knowing why it is happening. IXTAB has decided to take her first victims after 500 years of lethargy.
Directed by Manuel Eiras
Starring Dani Faith Leonard, Brook Thompson and Oscar Villalobos
THE DV TRILOGY
“The most powerful horror movie of this generation…defies the found footage genre to become a true classic.” – MovieWeb
“Evan Jacob’s DV trilogy is proof that true indie filmmaking is still alive.” – Buried.com
DV – “First they made V/H/S. Then they made S/V/H/S…but nothing could prepare them for…”
James, a serial killer, has taken to recording his life so that he can examine it and stay one step ahead of the authorities. He soon finds himself hunted by one of his victims.
DV 2 – “This Camera Will Kill You.”DV2 starts after the body of James was found in DV. The camera that recorded his death is taken by the Man who discovered his body. Suddenly, the Man finds himself haunted by something entirely different.
DV 3 – “This time the camera rewinds.”
In DV3, after mysteriously receiving the camera at the end of DV2, the brother of James soon finds himself becoming obsessed with how his sibling died. After going through the DV footage, the brother’s life unravels unleashing hell in the process.
Written and Directed by Evan Jacobs
Starring Isaac Golub, Brian Balchack, Courtney Oquist and David Patterson
ABOUT CINEMA EPOCH
CINEMA EPOCH is a U.S. based distribution and production company specializing in international cinema.
Veteran distributor Hatanaka has overseen and/or been affiliated with the distribution of over 200 films including: John Woo’s iconic film The Killer starring Chow Yun-Fat; The Coen Brothers’ Blood Simple; The Stranger, directed by the legendary Academy Award recipient Satyajit Ray; South of Heaven, West of Hell directed/starring Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, My Favorite Season starring the legendary Catherine Deneuve and directed by Andre Techine; “Blue Juice” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ewan McGregor; the films of France’s Claude Chabrol; the original Fever Pitch starring Colin Firth; Too Tired To Die starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino; Kiss & Tell with Heather Graham, Rose McGowan and David Arquette; Portraits Chinois starring Helena Bonham-Carter; Bad Manners starring Oscar nominee David Strathairn; A Little Bit of Soul starring Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, The Bridge directed by Gerard Depardieu, La Separation starring Isabelle Huppert, Santosh Sivan’s The Terrorist, Abel Ferrara’s R’Xmas, and Leni Riefenstahl’s classic Olympia. Hatanaka also restored and distributed the martial arts milestone film Master of the Flying Guillotine.
With a distribution slate that includes internationally acclaimed arthouse films, contemporary American films and edgy cult & midnight works, Cinema Epoch has been inspired by the great 1970s film distributors World Northal and New World Pictures, who distributed such classic arthouse works as Nicholas Roeg’s Bad Timing, Fitzcarraldo, Cries and Whispers, Quadrophenia, and The Tin Drum alongside such great grindhouse flicks such as Shogun Assassin, Death Race 2000, and the kung fu films of the legendary Shaw Brothers Film Studio.
The company’s annual slate includes 12 films for theatrical distribution and 50 films for ancillary markets (DVD, television, VOD). Cinema Epoch has an exclusive distribution agreement with E1 Entertainment for its DVD releases.
Geno McGahee, (413) 335-9283, Geno@CinemaEpoch.com