Author Archives: Mike Joy

Film Review: Motel Hell (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: In Motel Hell (1980), Farmer Vincent kidnaps travelers and buries them — alive — in his garden, fattens them up and harvests them to use in his famous fritters! REVIEW:

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Book Review: The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors

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The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors By Gabrial Campisi Part One: Funding The Film 1 Taking the Next Step

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ALIENS ON THE MOON: THE TRUTH EXPOSED

ALIENS ON THE MOON: THE TRUTH EXPOSED A TWO-HOUR SYFY EVENT DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL LOS ANGELES (July 07, 2014) – Syfy will host the world premiere of ALIENS ON THE MOON: THE TRUTH EXPOSTED, a two-hour event documentary special on Sunday July 20, 2014. July 20, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of man’s first landing on the Moon. We’ve all seen the footage and know the “official” story from news reports, the Internet and for younger … Continue reading

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Trailer: The Desert

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THE DESERT Screening At Fantasia On Tuesday, July 22 Arriving On DVD Later This Year SYNOPSIS Axel, Jonathan and Ana live together in a post-catastrophic world. Their whole dynamic changes when Axel and Jonathan go out on an expedition in search of provisions and return to the house with a zombie that they call Pythagoras.

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Teaser Trailer: School’s Out (2015)

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Teaser Trailer : School’s Out Switzer Entertainment Group, Directed by Jared Cohn, and produced by Richard Switzer! , including David Seth Cohen, Jared Safier, David Gere, Steve Hanks, Tammy Klein, Ryan King Persaud, Jackie Moore, Giorgio Daveed, David Michael Harwell, Lindsey McDaris, George P Saunders, Rachel Alig, Magda Marcella, Alistair Duff, Joe Burns, Shellbee Toesure, Rocio Gabriela Villarreal, Esther J Han — and Eric Roberts, Jason London, David Chokachi, Ron Jeremy, Kayden Kross.

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Interview: Richard Switzer (School’s Out)

Horrornews.net Exclusive Interview: Richard Switzer Movie: School’s Out Today, we talked with the youngest producer in Hollywood, Richard Switzer, about his newest movie, “School’s Out”. Richard talks about the concept for this new teen sex caper comedy, and some of the people he worked with on this project which included, David Gere, Jared Cohn, Jackie Moore, Matt Striker, and Ryan Persaud, among others.

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Celebrate Ape Independence

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Action-adventure Release: July 11, 2014, in 3D Director: Matt Reeves Screenplay by: Mark Bomback and Rich Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver Producers: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo SYNOPSIS A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead : The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital)

ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS HOME THE TERROR ONCE MORE WITH AMC’S “THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON” EXPERIENCE IT ON BLU-RAY™+ DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET™ AND DVD AUGUST 26, 2014; McFARLANE TOYS UPS TERROR QUOTIENT WITH LIMITED EDITION “TREE WALKER” BLU-RAY™ SET BEVERLY HILLS, CA – August. Baseball season is in full swing. Barbecues have been blazing since Memorial Day. And fans can count another August tradition, when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases THE WALKING … Continue reading

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World of Hurt signs on Producer Tom Malloy

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Tom Malloy signs on as a producer for THOMAS TESSIER’S WORLD OF HURT anthology NEW YORK, NY, June 24, 2014—Producer/Actor/Writer Tom Malloy has just signed on to bring his extensive and multifaceted producing skills to THOMAS TESSIER’S WORLD OF HURT horror anthology. “My whole life I’ve been an avid fan of scary and horror movies,” Tom said, “and the idea of bringing Tom Tessier’s stories to the screen was exactly the project I was looking … Continue reading

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EXODUS VIP Experience! w/ Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies

Available Tomorrow! EXODUS Announces Exclusive VIP Packs in Conjunction with Upcoming Scion-Presented SLAYER Tour w/ Special Guests SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and EXODUS New Album “Blood In Blood Out” – Out this Fall via Nuclear Blast  

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The Original Psycho’s Anniversary

The Original Psycho’s Anniversary by Margo Smith June 16th is the anniversary of the theatrical release of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. A ground-breaking and disturbing horror-thriller, the movie has spawned a hoard of sequels and remakes, and inspired creepy graphic novels, television series and Halloween costumes since 1960. You have to appreciate a man in a gray wig and house dress, on October 31st! There is no denying that Norman Bates and his mother have made … Continue reading

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Mortal Remains Q&A at Bizarre AC II

Mortal Remains Q&A with Mark Ricche and Christian Stavrakis at Bizarre AC II Hosted by Michael Joy from Horrornews.net  

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The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes

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IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes (55th Anniversary Collection) LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2014 – Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the release of The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes (55th Anniversary Collection), the ultimate must-have collection for any Twilight Zone fan! The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes (55th Anniversary Collection) is available on DVD on July 1, 2014, at an SRP of $29.98.

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Bizarre AC II Rocked!

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Friday the 13th Q&A at Bizarre AC II

Friday the 13th Q&A w/ Ted White, Victor Miller, and Erich Anderson Hosted by Michael Joy from Horrornews.net  

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Bizarre AC part 2, Horrornews.net Strikes Back

At no time in history, has there ever been more Horrornews.net staff members under one roof, but it happened at Bizarre AC II.  On Friday the 13th – June 2014, under a Full Moon at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk, the unthinkable happened (not really).  The HNN elite united in the name of horror,  Operations Manager Michael Joy,  was joined by his devoted staff,  Lead Interviewer The Black Saint … Continue reading

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Trailer: Aftermath

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AFTERMATH – RLJ/IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT IN THEATERS AND AVAILABLE ON VOD AND ITUNES: July 18, 2014

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Giveaway: Bizarre AC Convention Passes

Let’s get Bizarre! Horrornews.net in co-operation with Good Time Tricycle offers FREE passes to Bizarre AC II convention, the weekend of June 13th at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ!   Join Horrornews.net for a packed weekend of everything horror and beyond.  Please email joyhorror@horrornews.net and put Bizarre AC in the subject line and fill out your full name and complete address in the body of the email.  We will pick a winner at random next … Continue reading

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Trailer: Sheep Skin

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Sheep Skin: Official Movie Trailer – film Written/Directed by Kurtis M. Spieler. Produced by Nicholas Papazoglou and Kurtis Spieler for Invasive Image, LLC. Starring: Michael Schantz, Laurence Mullaney, Ria Burns-Wilder, Bryan Manley Davis, Zach Gillette, and Jamie Lyn Bagley, with Mark Resnik. Featuring music by: Yuppicide www.invasiveimage.com https://www.facebook.com/invasive.image

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Interview: David Gere (DG Haven & House of Hardcore)

Tonight on Tuesday Night Neckbreaker,  Michael Joy and Moondog Mackey interviewed David Gere (Woodhaven Films) about his wrestling character – Manager DG Haven and his upcoming appearances at Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore. David also talked about his relationship with Ox Baker (Escape from New York) and casting Professional Wrestlers in movie roles. Dave Gere is a producer and actor in the upcoming horror movie,  DEAD afterlife (written by Michael Joy)

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Doctor Who / Matt Smith arrives at Wizard World Philadelphia

Announcement:  Matt Smith joins Karen Gillan on June 19 – 22, 2014 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.    Horrornews.net will be on location and ready to travel through time in the Tardis, if need be.  Moondog Mackey ( HNN column, The Doctor Who Project ) will surely be trying to track down Matt & Karen.   Matthew Robert “Matt” Smith is an English actor and director. He is best known for his role as the eleventh incarnation … Continue reading

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About Mike Joy

HorrorNews.net Manager. Located in New Jersey. I've been with HNN since it's creation in 2008. Responsibilities: managing talent, acquisitions, new programs, website strategizing, celebrity interviews, public relations, the paranormal column, “Unexplained Confidential”, and more. unexplainedconfidential.blogspot.com