Girls and Corpses Magazine has entered into a partnership with TomCat Films to release a slate of original indie horror films. “Girls and Corpses Presents” will be displayed at the front of films approved for release and sanctioned as meeting the high standards of the worldwide newsstand magazine phenomenon, Girls and Corpses, founded by Robert “Corpsy” Rhine.
Following the labels created by Fangoria and Bloody-Disgusting.com, Girls and Corpses Presents will release four acquisitions a year to coincide with each quarterly issue of the printed magazine. In addition to releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray, the company is in talks with major digital and online streaming companies to create a dedicated channel of content curated by the Girls and Corpses Team.
The Girls and Corpses Presents label will be unveiled at this year’s AFM under the TomCat Films banner to foreign buyers. Girls and Corpses is sold on newsstands worldwide and is also translated into German, “The way is already paved internationally for the new film label,” says TomCat’s President, Ted Chalmers.
The first DVD release to be flying the Girls and Corpses banner, will be Unfiltered Entertainment’s Blood Rites, directed by Dorothy Booraem, who co-wrote the project with Producer Chad Haufschild. The team previously collaborated on microbudget smash success, Wake The Witch. Blood Rites is a macabre treat inspired by Giallo, a terrifying genre popularized by masters such as Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci. The film will be released via DVD in December of 2014. Blood Rites will be followed up, under the Girls and Corpses Presents slats, by The Meat Puppet, directed by Joe Valenti, a terrifying yarn featuring a host of celebrity cameos such as WCW’s April Hunter.
The team will also be producing original wraparound featurettes for each title. Chalmers and Corpsy promise to deliver content that is both “salacious and horrifying,” and will feature some of today’s hottest talent co-hosting each segment. Tera Patrick, among others, is currently attached to kick off the fun. TomCat Films just wrapped filming Aliens VS Titanic and Monster-Zilla, with Atomic Shark going into production next month.
The label also plans to jointly produce one original theatrical film for the label each year. The budgets will ranges from $1.2 million to $4.6 million. The first film on the production slate will be “CYSters,” a dark horror/comedy exploring pregnancy and child birth. Girls and Corpses Productions has funded and green-lit the film, from a script by R.S. Rhine. Danielle Harris who’s last film, Among Friends, was released through Lionsgate, is in talks to direct.
Girls and Corpses Productions is also funding the completion of horror film ‘Two Faced’ starring Tony Todd, Daniel Baldwin, Jacqui Holland and Antwon Tanner in a Johnny Kearns film. The script by Rolo Velascoe is about a ruthless gold-digger in a gruesome tale of vanity. Produced by Ken Tayloe and Jacqui Holland of Violet Sky Productions.
“I have worked with Ted Chalmers at TomCat films as an actor on several films he has produced, such as: Nazi Dawn, Snake Club: Revenge of The Snake Woman, Angel Of Darkness: The Legend of Lilith, Disaster Wars and Grand Auto Theft. Most recently, I co-starred in TomCat films, Aliens VS Titanic. I respect Ted Chalmers, who does an amazing job producing and releasing cost-effective horror films for the worldwide market. I am thrilled to put our Girls and Corpses brand on films we feel will shake up the marketplace with original, and very scary, movies. Ted is a very creative filmmaker and businessman and has had great success with domestic and international film distribution,” explains Girls and Corpses Publisher/Deaditor-In-Chief Robert “Corpsy” Rhine.
“Robert has created a thriving brand for this niche that we’re thrilled to be a part of,” states TomCat CEO, Ted Chalmers. TomCat Films, often described as a cross between The Asylum (Sharknado) and Playboy, has a longstanding reputation as a genre label specializing in mockbusters, horror films and exciting alt entertainment for worldwide audiences. “This partnership is a perfect fit for both brands and I am confident that we can leverage our capabilities, respectively, toward a thriving partnership for years to come.”
TomCat Films LLC is a vertically integrated film sales, licensing and distribution company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona and affiliate locations in Beverly Hills, California, New York City, New York, and Selangor, Malaysia. TomCat Films attends all the major film markets including the American Film Market, European Film Market in Berlin, Hong Kong Filmart and the Cannes Film Festival. The company distributes over 100 feature films with distribution deals in place worldwide. Many of TomCat’s films can be seen on Netflix, InDemand, Family Video, Best Buy, Amazon and other establishments in the U.S./Canada and around the world. tomcatfilmsllc.com/
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