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“Pet” Review – By Zakk Thomas

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Everyone has had a crush, right? Someone that they admire from afar and think the world of.  Some would even go as far as to think that fate would someday bring them together. Quite a naïve thought, but you never know! With those tidbits in mind, I bring a review of the film “Pet”

Meet Seth. Seth works in an animal control center and feels that he does not matter much in life. Not much of a purpose or direction and even goes as far as to think that nobody would really care if he were to disappear forever. One afternoon, he runs into an old crush (Holly) on the bus he rides for work and decides to try and start a conversation. I think we all can relate to the awkward, “hey! It’s (insert name) from Mrs. Smith’s such and such class” conversation that most dread and that’s precisely what happens. Seth becomes obsessive and begins stalking her online profiles and notes “likes” and “dislikes”. Things progressively get more intense and Seth ends up kidnapping Holly using a sedative he takes from work. Being the gentleman that he is, he tests the sedative himself to make sure it is effective. Where does Seth put Holly after the kidnapping? In a human sized cage used from old parts that the control center had laying around which he fused together himself. Seth’s primary goal in all of this is to save Holly, thus giving him purpose in life once again. Let the mind games begin!

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This would have to be one of the more difficult movies to review as of late because it is hard to do so without adding any spoilers. Having said that, I really enjoyed the twists and turns this movie included and it really had me on the edge of my seat thinking about what was going to happen next. The character’s progression throughout the film was very well done and it had you feeling for each of them at any given point. I mean, who hasn’t felt worthless or betrayed at times? Director Carles Torrens does a great job of keeping the viewer involved with only minor changes in the film’s setting. I’d recommend Pet to anyone who is looking for a good thriller that really makes you think about how fragile the human psyche truly is and how little you can actually tell about someone just by looking at them. Hint: looks are deceiving and the mind is a VERY fragile thing.

 

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Spiritus (2017)- A Review By Tony Roca

 

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Hello Freaks!

It’s your favorite fiend, The Dead Body Man! I’ve crept from my coffin to bring you another feral film review! In this installment I will be telling you all about L.C Holt’s inaugral film- “SPIRITUS”. A slow burning tale of a spectres revenge and learning your actions have consequences…even beyond the grave!

So Freaks, grab a beer and some popcorn as we dive into another review!

Oh and if you find a diary, please return it to me…

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The Cast of Hybristophilia pt 1/2

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The Cast of Hybristophilia pt 1/2

by: Stephen Ingves

Directed by: Romane Simon

Written by: Rhonnie Fordham

Lucky Strike Films Studio LLC

 http://luckystrikefilmsstudio.com/

    

Great things are happening in L.A. as the “hardest working man in Hollywood” takes the industry by storm! Romane Simon has done it all from writing a novel, Red to Black (the power of love), to acting, directing, producing, stunt work, writing screenplays and more and he is merely getting warmed up as he has recently launched the annual Lucky Strike Films Festival. Romane is a man of quality. Whether it be his work in film, his novel or even his style of dress. And this attention to quality is on display front and center in Hybristophilia with this fabulous cast that he has assembled!

     The premise of the film involves an ambitious news team and their opportunity at an exclusive interview with an at large serial killer known as The Sleepy Stalker who happens to have a terrifying agenda of his/her own. Regardless if this requires the team to conduct the interview in a secluded farmhouse (which they discover was the site of a murdersuicide 30 yrs earlier and is now thought to be haunted) they just can’t pass on this chance as they seek their big break. However, as the team settles in for their exclusive, it veers from a disturbing confession to a long night of bloodshed and shocking revelations.

As much as I would love to discuss more about the film, I fear if I did there is a very good chance I would not live to see the premiereand I am very much excited for that day! But luckily for me and just as exciting, what I am especially thrilled to explore further in this two part article is this amazing cast!

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     Just for starters Romane made a splash and brought in Quinton Aaron to play Tommy who is the director of the show and news team there to interview the serial killer. Tommy’s girlfriend happens to be the news teams host & journalist Mary Lee  (Jenna Willis). Quinton has enjoyed quite a busy career with appearances in 2 episodes of Law and Order before making his film debut in 2008 in Michel Gondrey’s  “Be Kind Rewind” as Q starring Jack Black, Danny Glover & Mos Def. Quinton continued his work with a made for T.V. movie, a short film and an appearance in “Fighting” with Channing Tatum and Terrance Howard. Then Quinton really gained notoriety with his portrayal of NFL player Michael Oher in John Lee Hancock’s Academy Award winning “The Blind Side” with Oscar winner Sandra Bullock & Tim McGraw. The film earned $300 million at the box office alone and received 30 nominations while winning 8 awards. Six of those nominations were for Quinton’s performance in the film. He has gone on to enjoy a great career involving 47 credits as an actor, 3 as a producer & 27 appearances as himself. Quinton followed up his work on “The Blind Side” by guest starring with Jill Scott on Law and Order SVU, guest starring in an episode of Mercy and the season finale of Harry’s Law with Kathy Bates in Apr 2011. Since then Quinton has literally been in dozens of T.V. series and films such as “Halfway”, “Hero of the Underworld” & “Greater”. You  are encouraged to follow  Quinton’s career and any upcoming  projects on Twitter @QuintonAaron  But Romane was not about to stop there and continued in his desire to bring together the perfect pieces to fulfill his vision for this project.

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     One of those being the internationally successful Lilian Lev. Lilian’s character in the film Janet has unfortunately been through the worst in life which, to an extent, could possibly contribute to her reaching her breaking point. This may even lead to dangerous behavior or worse, however you will have to enjoy the film to learn more & to see where this leads. Lilian is an international star and sensation in Russia, China and around the world as an actress, singer and model originally from Russia. She is a well trained SAG & AFTRA actress with 19 credits to date as an actress, stunt woman and has captured the T.V. and film industry with leads and supporting roles in dramas, comedies and horror. Some of her work has included Mr. and Mrs. Smiththe series, “Street” and “Club Lingerie” just to name a few. Lilian has worked with stars such as Eric Roberts, Casper Smart, Mark Ryan & other well knowns in the industry. She is incredibly talented in many various facets of entertainment. Lilian has enjoyed great success as an extremely popular singer in Russia and has put this talent on display in over 50 performances as part of her tour in China. Lilian’s career includes 2 complete albums with many songs featured on iTunes, Spotify & radio stations around the world. She has also hosted the European channel “Music Box”. You can follow more from her career via Twitter @LiLianLevPage and on Instagram @lilian.lev

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     The final personality to be profiled in the first part of this 2 part series is Italian born Massimiliano Furlan…aka Massi. His role as Matvey has been described as a husband with a history of domestic abuse and alcoholism. After 6 years as a chopper pilot for the Italian Army, Massi began his work in the entertainment industry as a standup comedian. When he moved to Hollywood in 2007, his abilities were quickly recognized & he was cast in the HBO pilot 1%, Days of our Lives and Terminator: Sarah Connor’s Chronicles. Things only picked up from there for Massi, accepting recurring roles on General Hospital and Criminal Minds. He also took on a few T.V. and feature film projects such as One Tree Hill, Aim High and the horror film “The Butterfly Room” opposite Heather Langenkamp. In 2012 Massi landed a role in the most anticipated film of the year….Batman – The Dark Knight Rises. His success continued with the lead in the Lifetime movie Layover (renamed Abducted for the DVD release) opposite Lauren Holly, a recurring guest star role on NCIS LA & a supporting role in the film “Blood of Redemption” with Dolph Lundgren and Billy Zane. Not about to slow down for a second, Massi played a vampire on HBO’s True Blood and in 2014 starred in an episode of Michael Bay’s The Last Ship. In 2015 he was cast in the comedy “Keeping up With the Joneses” with Zach Galifianakis. If Massi’s resume hasn’t impressed you to this point, how about we top it off with “Trafficked” opposite Ashley Judd. “Live by Night” a film based in the late 20’s in Boston starring and directed by Ben Affleck & produced by Leonardo DiCaprio as well as a role in “John Wick: Chapter 2″ due out in Feb of 2017. Follow Massi on Twitter @Massi_bos

     And that brings us right up to Hybristophilia which is set to premiere March 30th at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater on Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills. Grab your tickets in advance for only $15 or $25 at the door and enjoy the celebrity red carpet arrival at 6pm! The movie showing is at 7:30p and you don’t want to forget about the after party! Visit Hybristophilia’s Facebook and IMDb pages via the links provided below to read more about the film, it’s wonderful cast and enjoy some great behind the scenes pics! Then click on the Facebook events link or Movie Premiere image to purchase your tix!

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https://www.facebook.com/Hybristophiliamovie/

https://www.facebook.com/events/2209954319229089/

Click the image above to see the Event Page

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     Don’t forget to keep an eye out for part 2 of this 2 piece article profiling the rest of the cast of Hybristophilia!

     A couple behind the scenes pics of the above mentioned cast:

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The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (2016)- A Review By Tony Roca

Hello Freaks!

It’s The Dead Body Man! I’m here with another riveting review! I’ve crawled from my casket to tell you about a little film I came across. What vile, vibrant, violent visual could pull me from my sleep? Why a little film about one of my favorite things Freaks…a corpse!

Today I will be reviewing  André Øvredal’s  “The Autopsy Of Jane Doe”.  A story about death, and magic, and punishment. So grab a beer and some popcorn, grab your favorite blanket to cower under, and dive in!

Oh and do listen for any bells.

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The Neon Demon (2016) A Review By Tony Roca

Hey Freaks! The Dead Body Man is back to shoot you…another review! I know it’s been awhile but I finally finished the renovations to the basement and now I can fit twice the dead hookers! Lets keep that between us yeah?

Down to business. I’ll be reviewing Nicolas Winding Refn’s film “The Neon Demon”. It’s art, it’s fame, debauchery and death! So Freaks, grab a beer and some popcorn and your favorite ez-chair and let’s dive in!

Oh, and don’t feed the models.

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Hybristophilia

HYBRISTOPHILIA (2017)

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     Only a few short  years ago Romane Simon took Holywood by storm after arriving from Haiti. He has remained extremely busy as an award winning director, writer and author of his novel Red to Black (the power of love), which itself is also being turned into a film.

     His recent project, a horror film titled Hybristophilia boasts an impressive and accomplished cast. They include Quinton Aaron (who portrayed NFL player Michael Oher opposite Sandra Bullock in 2009s The Blind Side). Massi Furlan (The Dark Knight Rises), Jenna Willis (The People vs OJ Simpson), Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6, Chavez, Cage of Glory), Lilian Lev (Mr. & Mrs. Smith – the series), Iyad Hajjaj (Madam Secretary, Dream I Never Had), Brooklyn Robinson (who at only 7yrs old has appeared in 3 feature length films, shot several short films, TV pilots and national TV commercials), Alexander Man (who won Best Actor for the film The Life Of Gia which Romane Simon also wrote and directed).

     The films interesting title, Hybristophilia, was defined by the sexologist Professor John Money as a sexual paraphilia in which an individual derives sexual arousal and pleasure from having a sexual partner who is known to have “committed an outrage or crime, such as rape, murder or armed robbery”. This type of paraphilic behavior is sometimes colloquially known as “Bonnie and Clyde Syndrome”.

     Now that we understand the meaning behind the title a bit more, lets dive into the film itself!

     When a news team gets their chance at an exclusive interview with a deranged serial killer, they can’t help but jump at the chance to get their big break. Even if it involves meeting at a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. The killer, known as the “Sleepy Stalker” due to his obsession for attacking small towns agrees to speak with the team. The reporter, a woman looking to slingshot her career and a psychologist known for her knowledge of psychopathy are among them.

     As it turns out, the farmhouse was the site of a twisted murder-suicide 30 years ago and the spirits still roam the property.

     The news crew set up their equipment in the living room and begin taping. As the interview goes on, it spirals downward into a terrifying yarn of confession, murder, dismemberment and death….and this is just the beginning….

     “Hybristophilia” is a story of serial slaughtering, murderous rampages and pure terror. It’s a psychological barnburner of a tale! The killer is unlike any previously seen  on film and the story will leave you yearning for a sequel. This is horror at it’s purest form….sex, thrills and gory kills!

     Destined to be a horror classic…Don’t miss  Hybristophilia in (2017).

By Tony Roca and Stephen Ingves

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     A few behind the scenes pics!

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Final read through with cast/crew

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Red carpet wrap party in California 10/27/16

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