When I first saw the trailer I thought this was a ‘Haunted house’ kind of thing… BOY was I wrong! Admittedly the IMDB page synopsis was pretty vague… but that was what lured me in. Havenhurst starring Julie Benz (Dexter, Buffy/Angel, Two Evil Eyes), Danielle Harris (Halloween franchise, Hatchet 2-3), and Fionnula Flanagan (The Others, Trash Fire), Directed by Andrew C. Erin is a multi layered story with twists and turns that will keep you engrossed throughout the film… and it left me wanting more- like…now!
Of course I can go on about the ‘real’ plot but that would simply be a spoiler and I hate that. Suffice to say, that Havenhurst is the movie that actually delivers on many levels for us horror fans.
I still want to live in Havenhurst, I just want the best behaved neighbors… It’s difficult to not want to spoil some of the story and detail some of the nastier aspects of the characters, but I can say this- see if for yourself and you will see what I mean. Catch it on VOD and other streaming services!
I am the Zombieking, and this topic is now DEAD to me.
Finally a ‘Haunted House’ vibe within a city! The synopsis is careful to not give too much away (A troubled young woman takes up residence in a Gothic apartment building where she must confront a terrifying evil.) so you’ll have to make plans to see it yourself. It’s got horror alums in Julie Benz (Dexter, Buffy/Angel, Two Evil Eyes), Danielle Harris (Halloween franchise, Hatchet 2-3), and Fionnula Flanagan (The Others, Trash Fire) and the setting looks incredible!
Havenhurst’s Los Angles Theatrical Release will happen on February 10th, 2017 at Laemmie Music Hall. After that, the film will be able to stream on VOD, so be sure to check your cable and satellite schedules after the tenth of February.
I am looking forward to this one folks… We need creepy places for us creepy folks to live in! Look for it on VOD soon!
Got something extra cool for you this time, the director of ‘Death House’ has a VR experience in time for Halloween! Check out the Press release:
Recall Studios has released ‘360 Degrees of Hell’, a new horror VR experience for Halloween.
The film stars Amanda Wyss, from ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’, and Lauren Compton, star of
Justin Lin’s blockbuster VR experience, ‘Help!’
Directed by B Harrison Smith (Camp Dread, The Fields, Zombie Killers, the upcoming Death
House), the experience follows up on events that transpired in Smith’s ‘6 Degrees of Hell’,
directed by Joe Raffa.
Shot inside one of the world’s freakiest Halloween haunts, the Hotel of Horror
(www.hotelofhorror.com) in Saylorsburg, PA, the VR experience features real-life haunters
inside this nationally ranked and renowned haunted attraction.
The immersive 360° sequel to Corey Feldman’s cult horror film ‘6 Degrees of Hell’ can be
viewed for free by downloading the Recall VR app on both the Apple and Google Play stores
and can be watched on YouTube 360:
In this instalment of ‘Inkfected’ the Zombieking makes his way to Ottawa, Ontario Canada to Freeworld Tattoo and Piercing at 139 Preston Street to get inked by Scott McCauley. So to clear all the confusion, YES this is a shop in the Zombieking’s hometown. Finally a shop has all the right components in place in Ottawa, it’s almost like a tattoo collective holding such a variety of styles under one roof. Freeworld has been open just over a year and features several artists, some of which apprenticed in the shop in it’s infancy, some with several years of experience under their belts… but what impressed me was how everyone interacts with each other and their clientele. There is an immediate connection, shop elitism that is so prevalent in other shops in Ottawa just doesn’t exist here. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great artists in Ottawa, but this shop just has… ‘it’. That undefinable thing that made me settle right in with the staff and chatter. There is almost an equal number of women artists as men, the piercing facilities are fabulous, and the shop is easily one of the cleanest I’ve seen!
But let’s get to the meat of the matter- The tattoo that was designed for me by Scott! As you know, the artists are given free reign to design the piece that they wish to have featured here and Scott did a doozy- taking influence from the movie ‘The Dead’. His palate was a rainbow of colours that I did not expect… check it out:
We settled in for the session, sharing stories of our increasingly alike obsessions in his eclectic work space filled with several toys, figures, statues and collectibles. I asked him about his experience, 7 years of tattooing, a passion for drawing even as a child. All the while the rotary machine worked, the time just flew by.
Scott’s easy going nature along with fellow tattoo artist Gretta Alva’s blues music I almost didn’t cry like a child that much! The really telling thing for me was when I asked Scott if he was just guesting here and he said, “No, man…this is home!” There were a couple other people getting work done and since I did my piece, I have dropped in a few more times- the shop is always abuzz with people getting inked .
Here is the piece after healing:
Final Thoughts- If the article isn’t clear enough, let me be frank, I cannot recommend Freeworld Tattoo and piercing enough… in fact, I would go so far to say that this is my new ‘home’ shop. Don’t take my word for it though, try them yourself!